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LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD.
VOL. XXVI. THE COAST. Orange Experiences a Pros perous Wave. A MHDICINB MAN SHOT DEAD. Fatal Overdoses—A $75,600 Ver dict Airainst Moses Hopkins. New -Railroads. Special Dispatch to the Hkrald.J Santa Ana, Cal , March 25.—The boom continues and among the most dis tinguished arrivuls in the town of Or ange is the Hon. Columbus Delano, who was Secretary of the Inlerior under President Grant's administration. Mr. Dolano, after traveling throughout the State, has permanently loci ted at Or ange and has just completed the purchase of a beautiful tract of land. Real estate continues to ohange hands rapidly and at advancing figures. It is reliably reported that over $100,1000 of real estate has changed bands during the past two weeks. It is asserted that other sur prises with extraordinary developments may be looked for any time at Orange, BAD MEDICINE. Killed by an Indian on Account of Death In the Family. Portland, Ogn., Maroh 25.—During the ceremonies of an Indian funeral on the bank of the Columbia river, opposite Umatilla, Wednesday, Bob, brother of the dead man, murdered Tom, an old ex medicine man. Tom had practiced med icine for some time, but about a year ago, when tbe medicine man at Warm Springs Reservation was killed because one of his patients died, old Tom retired from praotica. He lias since been looked upon by the Indians as "mesache tamab nawis," or an evil spirit, who hindered the recovery of sick people, if not aciu nlly causing their death, aud he has been obtigod to live alone on the Oregon side of the river, opposite the encamp ment of his tribe. Frank, the Indian whose funeral was being celebrated, had only been sick three days. His sudden death caused his brother Bob to think that old Tom had exerted his malign influence iv the ca c, and while the funeral was in progress, Bob seized a Winchester rifle aud shot old Tom through the heart. Bob is still in camp and has not been molested since tbe murder. THK HOP It I IMS rHIAh. noses Gets "Moore" Than Be Bargained lor. Redwood City, Cal., March 25.—The jury in tbe breach of promise case of Mrs. Htrriet A. Moore against Moses Hopkins, the well known millionaire, which has been ou trial hero for several days, to day returned n verdict for $76,000 in favor of the plaintiff. The suit was for $251,009. Mrs. Moore was not present when tbe verdict was announced, nor was Mr. Hopkins. Four of the jurymen voted against the verdict. Mr. Wilson moved for a Btay of proceedings for ten days, whioh was granted. FATAL DOSES. The Use of Drugs Kills Two Old Fellows. Salinas, Maroh 25.—George Warren, an old resident and for many years a merchant of this town, died suddenly this evening from an overdose of lauda num taken to alleviate pain. Warren was a man of considerable property, owning several residences in this town, besides a fruit ranch in Santa Cruz connty. • Gonzales, Cal., Maroh 25,—This morning fl. Molzen was fouud in his bed iv an unconscious state. A doctor was immediately summoned and found him suffering from an overdose of mor phiue. He was a hard drinker and it seems that he was in the habit of taking the drug. He died this afternoon. Molzen was about 65 years of age. A Railroad Company Incor porated. Saw Francisco, 25.—Articles of incorporation Were filed to-day in the County Clerk's office by the Santa Rosa and Carquinez Railroad Company. The articles set out that Leland Stanford, Charles F. Crocker and Willard V. Huntington, of San Francisco, Stephen T. Gage, of Alameda, and Mark L. Mc- Donald, of Sonoma, desire to form them selves into a corporation, styled as above, for tbe purpose of constructing and operating a standard gauge line of steam railroad in the oountieß of Solano, Napa and Sonoma, commencing at Santa Rosa and running thenoe in a south easterly dirt oliou to Benecia. Tbe esti mated length of the road is fifty miles. The capital stock of the new company is 82,500,000 in 25,000 shares of $100 each. The amount of the capital subscribed is $50,000. Tlie Maricopa and Phcenix Rail road. Phoenix, A. T., Maroh 25,— The new Maricopa and Phoenix railroad is com pleted to the Gila river, and the bridge across that stream will be finished to morrow, It is anticipated that trains will be running to Tempe, nine miles from Phoenix, under tbe end of another month, A delay of one month or more will oocnr at Tempe hy reason of the bridging of Salt river, so that trains will not ba able to reach Phcenix until the end of May. Track Laying on a New Road. San Diego, Maroh 25.—Track laying on tbe Land and Town Company's Motor Railroad, between San Diego and Na tional City, whioh is to extend several miles east of National City, to the rail road lands, was begun to-day. Cars will be running between the two towns in a few days. Grading for the alectrio motor street railway company was begun to-day. Machinery for the piant and ground upon which to locate the same has been purchased for the elcotric motor line between San Diego and Old Town, a distance of three miles. speculation Kite. Santa Barbara, Maroh 25.—The presenoe in this city of C. E. Perkins, President of the Chicago, Burlington and Quinoy Railway Company, who arrived yesterday accompanied by sev eral Eastern capitalists, causes renewed speculation as to tho lately reported intention of tbat company to extend its line to this coast. SHO I' THOUGH THE HEABT. Antoulo ITlndera Killed by- An other Mexican. ALitu-o.u-EKo.tJE, New Mexico, March 25.—At tbo mining towu of Kelby, So corro oounty, Wednesday, Joso Salas shot an i instantly killed Antonio Ma dera. Tho trouble commencod by a quarrel between Salas and Macs, an other Mexican, over $1 50. Dot words passed, but the quarrel apparently ended. Bath men walked together uuttl opposite John MoGeo's store; Salas then drew a pistol, and Macs, seeing bis peril, jumped into the store, closing the door behiud hind bim. As Salas pulled the trigger, Salas commenced shooting through the door. At the first fire he shot Antonio Madera through the heart. The murderer then fled, but was cap tured and jailed. Tbe cowardly murder aroused public indignation to Buoh a pirch that a visit from vigilantes is prom ised. THE GOLDEN SON THI.IL. A Cheap Imitator of Gulteau at Intimity. San Franoisco, Maroh 25.—T0-day witnessed another of those exciting scenes whioh have been so frequent during the progress of the Goldenson murder trial. Attorney Love, in his ar gument for tbe prosecution, referred to the defendant as having always been "a bad boy and working for what he will get (the gallows)." The prisoner inter rupted Love by exclaiming: "iou're a d—d liar!" iVevr Orleans Cotton Hands at Loggerheads. STEAMER fcCOTIA WRECKED. Carter Harrison Positively With draws from the Race tor the Mayoralty. Associated Press Dispatches to the Beralb. New Orleans, Maroh 25.—The diffi culty betweeu the different branches of labor employed in tbe handling of cot ton, involving ten thousand men, has had the effect of paralyzing all work in the cotton trade. The difficulty dates back to last October, and is tbe outcome of the effort then made to reduce the charges on cotton at (bis point. At that time all the cotton-handlers, both white and oolored, including employers, be longed to one union. Tho white men withdrew and formed a now union, ex cluding the employers. Tbe colored men remained in the old organization. Yesterday the new organization deter mined not to handle any cotton which pissed through the bauds of the old or ganization. Yesterday morning all the presses wbere members of tbe old council were employed were stopped, as the weighers, samplers and classers refused to touch cotton not handled or drayed by members of the old organization. In other presses, where only members of the new council were employed, work went on as usual, but Ihe cotton could not be delivered on shipboard, inasmuch as it bad to pass through the bands of the 'longshoremen, who belong to the old counoil, and the screw-men, mem bers of the new council, would not re ceive it from them. Serious trouble is feared. Turning to Judge Murphy, Love said: "Your honor, some one is creating a disturbance in the back part of (Hie court room." j "Oh, you go to h—11" retorted the ■ murderer as he made a move to leave his seat. A Deputy Sheriff, however, pre vented him, and the attorney contiuued his argument. The interruptions of tbe prisoner created a sensation. HE SHOT HIS WIFE Because She Wanted a Divorce from Him. Eureka, Cal., Maroh 25.—James Lee shot his wife five times this afternoon at their ranch on the Elk river, four miles from here. Mrs. Loe will probably die. Olliocr Lindsay arrested Lee and lodged him in jail. Constable Young, this forenoon served a summons on Lee in an action for a divorce. Lee procured a pistol aud proceeded to the ranch where he oommitted tbe crime. NABES' NEPHEW. His Body Found, Badly Decom posed, Near Vallrjo. Port Costa, Cal., March 25.—A body was picked up iv tho straits near Valli jo on Tuesday, badly decomposed. It has been identified by marks on the under clothing as thut of Robert Nares, firs' mate of the ship Fingal, who mysteri ously disappeared from here on the sth instant. He was a nephew of Sir Robert Nares, the Arctic explorer. CAHTGB M IKUIsON Again Hcfuses the Nomination for Mayor of Chicago. Chicago, March 25.—Mayor Carter Harrison has again deolined the LKrr.o cratic nomination for Mayor of Choago. and this time declares that his decision is final. He sent out a notioe to the Democratic City Central Committee for a special meeting this afternoon, where ha read a prepared letter outlining his purpose, and the reasons which actuated him to this course. He openly declares tbat he has been opposed by the representatives of tbe administration at Washington, tbat he has also been charged with treachery to po litical friends, and for these reasons he will not be a candidate. After de claring that he knows that the oonse quouses of this action will focaver bar him from future political honors, he adds tbat he must irrevocably withdraw his name from the head of the ticket. Tbe Mayor says: "The confidential adviser in Chicago of the President of the United States has taken the public position tbat I should be defeated in tbe interests of the National Administration. The three newspapers which are tbe organs of the President in Chicago have attacked me violently since my nomination and urged my defeat. This convinces me that the President of the United States does not de-ire me to be elected I therefore respectfully suggest that you call into consultation with you tbe gentlemen who are known to be the advisers here of the federal administration and nominate a ticket which will command their support." The charge of trtachery made in the letter has reference to D - Witt C. Crigier, former City Superintendent of Public Works, and who was urged for the uom inatiou upon the theory that Harrison would not accept another nomination. What course tbo Democratic party will now pursue is not stated. Some of the party men declare that Harrison cannot resign now and will make the race, while others intimate that a new man will be named. Seeking; a Normal school Site. Oroville, Cal., March 24.—Judge Ficher, Prof. Denman and Messrs. Lowe and Bean, Trustees of ths State Normal School, arrived here last night and were entertained and banquetted by a com mittee from the Board of Trade. During the evening they reoeived a dispatch from Governor Bartlett saying that he, Superintendent Hoitt and Prof. Charles Allen would arrive this evening. The four lirst named gentlemen were to-day looking over various sites selected in thi» vicinity, accompanied by a delegation of prominent gentlemen of Oroville. They will visit Gndley and Chico to-morrow Sacramento, March 25.—Governor Bartlett, Superintendent Hoitt aud Prof. Allen went to Oreville this afternoon, lo meet the other Commissioners, who wen' up yesterday to select a site for the new N ortnal School. Arrested for Perjury. San Francisco, March 25. — The Uni.ed States Grand Jury has returned indictments against H. H. Sherwood and R. J. Richards, members of the firm of Richards, Harrison & Sherwood, charg ing tbem with perjury in swearing to the ownership of certain gooda which they desired to have released'in bond. Both were arrested and released on fur nishing bonds in the sum of $2500 oacb. The defendants will be arraigned ou April 4th. THE MISMM RI I'LOOD. Scenes of Dimrc»* Reported From Dakota, Bismarck, Marok 25.—1t was learned yesterday that J, M. Kennedy, his wife and three children are held on Sibly Island by tbe flood and for six days have been living on such food as they have taken from the water. Tht re is no hope of rescuing them until the flood subsides, and their iriends ore distracted. They oan be seen through field glasses occupy ing a nest built in the limbs of trees over three miles from shore. Tbe Northern Pacific managers have abandoned tbe hope of removing the gorge by dynamite, and cannot say when they will be able to ship freight across the river. Passengers are bting trans ferred by boat A party of twelve, at tempting to cross from Mandan in a boat Wednesday evening, were driven by wind and ice into a willow thicket, and passed tbe night there momentarily expecting death. THE AVEHbINO NEMESIS. Hanged for a Crime Committed a Decade Age. Beatrice, Neb., March 25.—Jack son Marion was hanged here to-day for the murder of John Cameron, fifteen years ago, in April, 1872. Marion and Cameron left Grasshopper Falls, Kan sas, with a team of horses and a wugon to work on the St, Joseph and Denver railroad. The body of Cameron was found one year afterwards and the crime, after the lapse of ten years, was finally fixed upon Marion. He neither con fessed nor denied it on tbe gallows. Preparing- a Vltlcultnral Report San Francisco, March 25.—The an nual report of tbe State Viticultural Committee, now being prepared, will be completed by tha 10th of June next, when the annual meeting will be held. The report will embrace the wine dis tricts into which the State is divided and will contain the name of each producer, as well as tho acreage of each one. The full statistics of the product of tbe State will be more complete than in any for mer report. Successful Wluilcsnlps. San Francisco, Maroh 25.—The steamer Australia from Honolula brings the report of tbe successful winter sea son of several whaling barks which left this port iv November and December for a cruise after sperm whales, near the Hawaiian Islands. The Australia brought up 300 btrrels of oil. She reports that nearly 800 barrels of oil had been ob tained by five barks. New Agricultural Commissioner. Sacramento, March 25. —Governor Bartlett has appointed ex-Senator Fred Cox, of this oity, as a member of the State Board of Agriculture, to fill the unexpired term of Hon. Thomas R. Bard, of Ventura, who resigned. Mr. Cox bus previously served several years upou the Board. Flan Commissioners. Sacramento, Maroh 25. —The new Board of Fish Commissioners, consisting of T. J, Sherwood, holdover member; ex-Senator Joseph Rou ier, of Sacra mento, aud J. Downey Harvey, of Los Angeles, met yesterday. Mr. Routier was elected President and T. J, Sher wood Secretary and Treasurer. Sent to tlie Penitentiary. Portland, Ogn., March 25 —Dan Mornn, convicted of murder for being implicated iv drugging a sailor to death, who, on a now trial, was found guilty of manslaughter, was to-day sentenced to the penitentiary for fifteen years. Hog; Cholera. Petaluma, Maroh 25.— Over 350 hoes have recently died of hog cholera in Ma- I rin county. The loss now reaohea into I the thousands. SATURDAY MORNING. MARCH 26. 1887. EASTERN. Fire Island, N. V., March 25.—A steamship is ashore near Blue Poiut sta tion, Long Island, fifteen miles east of here. Her masts ere gone, but her pipe is still standing. She is well up on the beaoh and appears to be settling. A moderately brisk northwest wind is blowing, with a heavy sea running. The Scotia is a sorew, brig-rigged steamer, 325 feet io length, built at Liitb, Scot land, in 1818, and owned by Cyprien Febecolor & Co., of Marseilles. She sailed from Marseilles in command of Capt. Ruffut on February 20th, thenoe to Naples February 23d and Oibrnltar Feb ruary 27 h, for New York. The Sootia is of 1028 net and 2492 gross tonnage. The steamer went on at 4 o'clock this morning. New York, March 2a.—A dispatch received here at noon nays that all the passengers were saved aud that they would be taken to this city to-morrow. The agent of the Fabre line in this city received a dispatch from Captain Rnffat, of the wrecked ateamer Sootia, stating tbat the passengers were all safe auu would be sent to New York to-morrow. Tho vessel was resting easy. The agent i thought that Captain Ruffat had beached the vessel to save tbe lives of her passen gers. A steamship haa been chartered to bring the Scotia's passengers into port. It was extremely fortunate for the stranded steamer, now lying off Blue Point life-saving station, that tbe high wind and heavy sea wbich pre vailed when she was run asbore sub sided so opportunely this morning; otherwise, instead of being in condition to still offer shelter and aocommodation to the 1200 souls aboard of her, she would probably be breaking up, and her living freight, if all were saved, to reach the beach would be exposed to a merci less wind aud witb shorter rations than have been their portion for twenty days past. At daylight, when C ptain Jones and his crew on the life-saving elation attempted to throw a line to the vessel ami later when an effort was made to launch the lifeboat to reach her, tbe surf rolled mountains high and the wind blew a hurricane. Within two hours a moderate breeze and a quieter sea per mitted the launching of tho boat and an approach to the steamer. Tbe ves sel lies with her nose deep in the sand beaded northeast. Her appearance and rigging, together with the general dis order of her deck makes her appear a most distressing object, while the poor foreigners who crowd her decks look longingly amidst tbeir excitement at the land that is so far and yet so near. Througb a surfman who visited tbe Scotia in the lifeboxt and conversed with one of tne steamer's crew, who spoke a little Euglish, it was learned tbat the statement of tbe passenger Farina, who succeeded in getting ashore in the first boat whioh reached tbe vessel, as to the terrible storms experienced and the suf fering of the passengers, were not over drawn. For nearly twenty days the steamer met a series of si onus, the waves dashing over ber decks like huge moun tains, and at times threatening to entire ly submerge her. Outing most of this time it was necessary to keep the poor cmi grants packed like sardines in a box in the steerage, where they were subjected to indescribable sufferings, being thrown from side to side of the vessel as she pitched, and sustaining serious bruises and fractures. Several men and women dad tbeir arms and legs broken, while the children of many of them are black and blue from tbeirfrrquent contact wi'b posts and beams. The machinery of the steamer had been of little use for nearly a week, and tho fact of the ves sel having run ashore with her head northeast, directly opposite to her pro per course, would in ticate that she had been tossing about under slight control. Cuptain Ruff it behaved uobly, remain ing almost continually ou the bridge during tne week. Yesterday tbe lead was thrown frequently, aud last night when the surroundings indicated the proximity to the beach, and the storm not abating, while tbe vessel strained and t isse.i, he decided to beach ber and in order to keep her more steady, or lered the cutting away of the ma»ts. When she struck tbe bench and the tremor and awakering thud of tbe -bock wa. felt by the passengers, a scene of indescribable excit nient pre vailed. Women and children screamed and prayed aloud, while stalwart men ran about shouiing and gesticulating wildly. It was hardly daybreak when tbe vessel grounded, and those on board could not distinguish the land ahead, and it wa- not until the life-saving clew reached tbe ship, that the Captam knew ju„t where lie was. Captain Bishop, the Merritt Wrecking Company's agent, arrived on the beach about six o'clock and immedi ately took charge of the plans for saving the vessel, nnd made ready for the tugs expected from New York Afier inspect ing tho vessel Captain Bishop said he thought she could be got off all-light and her cargo saved. TWO NECKTIE P.4KTIES. A murderer and a Kavlelier Die Uather Suddenly. Dillon, Mont., Maroh 25.—Thomas Harding convicted of murder in ths first degree, was banged here this afternoon. He protested bis innooence to tbe last moment and died gamo. Memphis, Maroh 25 —Amos Johnson, oolored, aged 40, wat hanged this after noon at Marion, Crittenden county, Ark., for outraging a little white girl only 8 years old. Albuquerque, N. M., Maroh 25.— From the moment the last session of tbe New Mexico Legislature passed the bill creating San Juan county from apait of Rio Arriba county, all the towns in the county have been quarreling over the location of tho oounty seat. So warm had the tk'ht become tbat Governor Ross ordered that the County Commis sioners recently appointed by him should meet at once and decide which town should be honored by having ths seal of justice located within its limits. Yes terday the County Commissioners, in compliance with the Governor's man date, met and after bearing arguments on both sides loaated tbe seat at the city of Aztec. Although the decision gave the rival towns much displeasure and may oanse some trouble, still the loca tion of the town of Azteo is best suited for the purpose, and in Ihe long run will give the greatest satisfaction. A HIGH OHEAT.AUNT Sends »SUO to Her Scuoolmarm Granddaughter. Chicago, March 25.—An Inter-Ocean speoial from North Manohester, lod., iays: Miss Rose Rhodes, a teacher in ihe public schools here, was agreeably surprised yesterday on receiving a letter from Mrs. Crocker, her ereat-annt, who resides in Lis Angeles, California,whioh oontaiued a draft for $500. Mrs Crock er said that she had heard that her niece was teaohing school, and she sent her the draft as a present to help her along. Death of an Actress. New York, March 25 —Elizi Weath ersby Goodwin, the well-known aotress, died last night, in the presenoe of her husband, at tbeir residence in New York. New York, March 25.—The sporting' editor of the Mail and Express says: "The books have at last been opened on the Withers stake at Jerome Park, and a few odds can now be quoted The race will be run on May 30th, but from present indications it will be no race at all, as Tremont seems to be a sure win ner, if started." SAVED F ItOM A WATCH V GB AYE The Thonsnnd Passenger* of the Rcolla Beecuedat Kirc Island. A Government Measure Defeated. STEEPLE CHASE HANDICAP. Arrival of Stanlpy With His Ex pedition at the Mouth of the Congo. Assoclated'Press Dispatches to the Uksald. London, Maroh 25.—1n the House of Commons this evening a division was taken on Motley's amendment to the Government's motion granting urgency for tbe coercion bill. The amend men i was rejected by 349 to 260 votes. The announcement was received with load cheers from tbe opposition. The Grand National Steeple- chase Handicap. London, Maroh 25.—The grand na tion steeplechase handicap for four-year olds and upwards at Liverpool was won by E. Jay's Game Cock by three lengths with Baron W. Schroder's Savoyard sec ond, and Lord Wolverton's Johnny Longtail a bad third. The distance was about four miles and 100 yards, which was covered iv ten minutes and fifteen seconds. Sixteen horses started. AN ALARMING OUTLOOK. Russia Believed to be Preparing; a Surprise. New York, Maroh 25.—The Start London cablegram says: "A steady movement of Bulgarian and Roumelian troops into Varna and Curgas oom rnenced Wednesday and continued all night .and yesterday. The situation is viewed at Vienna as alarming. The basty preparations along the Bulgarian and Roumelian coast givis color to the report that a Russian 'coup de main' is hourly awaited. Simultaneously with tbe dispatch of heavy reinforcements to tbe coast garrisons tbere has been a gradual movement of troops toward th e Turkish frontier. It is believed tbat in Maoedonia and south of the eastern Roumelian borders the Turks are ma-d --ing two powerful corps of gendarmes." The wires between Servia and Bulga ria were cut Wednesday night, and it is reported that King Milan has been as sassinated and (hat the oapital is in the hands of revolutionists. SPANISH SUA UU. Another Revolution Expected— Stanley at the Congo. London, March 25 —The Daily News believes that the government will ao cept Mr. Chamberlain's proposal to de lay the third reading of the Coeftfton bill until the Land bill ahall have ar rived at tbe second reading stage in the House of Commons. A dispatch was received from Henry M. Stanley, saying that he arrived at the mouth of the Congo river on the worning of tbe 18ih instant nnd that the expedition would reach Natude by the i 21st. Dispatches report that there was I another revolutionary scare in Spain last evening. The garrison of Madrid and other cities were under orders to be in readiness for immediate) action, the government fearing that a Coup d'Etat would be attempted by the revolution ists. Rumor* of Revolution, New York, March 25 —Advices from Panama, dated the 17 ih, state that iv view of the revolutionary rumors, a dea ler in rifles aud cartridges in Panama turned over his whole stock to the gov ernment for safe keeping. A number of I eople who had collected, witnessing the removal, became imbued with the belief that a revolution was either under wuy or in active progress. There seems to be little doubt that there is something in the air, and whatever it is, those why know best believe that the Veutzuelan frontier will be the seeuo of it. Kicking About Ihe style of It. Tunis, March 25 —Foriy thousand Jews have united in protesting against tbe new burial laws. One of tbe prin cipal features opposed iv tbe new laws is the appointment by the Tunis muni cipal authorities of Frenchmen to con trol the interments. The Jews are aggrieved at being denied the same liberty in burials tbat is accorded to the Mussulmen. Father Kelly's Sentiments. Dublin, March 25.—Father Kelly writes that he does not regret his loss of liberty, in view of tbe reason for which his imprisonment has been ordered. He says: "If lam kept in jail until I die, I will never doao infamous a thing as the Judge asked me to do—to beiray the confidence of a defenseless and loving people who trusted me." The Jewels Found. Marseilles, March 25.—The jewels of the murdered woman Rcgnault, the killing of whom was confessed by an Italian named Franzinina, were, after his arrest for Ihe crime, found in a place in this city known to have been visited by tbe prisoner. An Old Phytlrlan'e Death. London, Maroh 25.—Arthur Farre, M. D., F. R. S., a celebrated surgeon and writer, Physician Extraordinary to the Queen, Physician Accoucheur to the Prinoess of Wales and her sisters, is dead. He had just reached his 75th year. Locating a County Seat. Advocating Independence. Sofia, March 25,—The Bulgarian Prime Minister is making a political tour through the country. He openly advocates the proclaiming of Amled and the independence of Bulgaria. Took Possession. Rome, March 25. —Cardinal James Gibbons, archbishop of Baltimore, Md., to-day formally took possession of the basilica of Santa Maria, in Trastevere, as his titular churoh. Tne Tax on Cereals. Paris, Mnrch 25.—The Senate passed by a 186 to 86 vote tbe bill imposing a surtax upon oereals. Bet en Tremont. A Workingmen'* Convention Ban Diego, Maroh 25.—The Work ingmen held a convention last night to nominate a full ticket for the municipal election on April llth. People and Prohibition tiokets are also in the field. FOREIGN. SfltßP'H KEt'LNAL To Issue a Patent for Land to the S. P. Co. ! Washington, March 25.—Com mis sioner Sharp has to day written a letter to the attorney of the Southern Pacifio I railroad in reply to a request that a pat ent be issued for lands on list No. 4, se lected by tbe oompany, as contemplated by the secretary's letter of September 30, 1866. The Commissioner says the Secretary refused to direct tha oertifica nn of the lands for the reason that measures looking to the forfeiture of tbe grant were pend ng in Congress. The Commissioner says the bdl referred to wasf.vorably reported by a very large majority of the House Committee on Public Lands, but was not rescued for oont-ideration by Congress. There has, therefore, been no c porlunity for a positive expresion of the legislative will. For this reason he decliues to lake steps looking to the issuance of the patent, and thereby defeat the full and free exercise of the Fiftieth Congress of its will. ( ° A Sacceesftsl Railroad Tranefer. San Francisco, Maroh 25.—C. P. Huntington telegraphed from Mhw York tb Colonel C. F. Crocker tbpslay morning that the terms for the^ftrcbsse of the South Pacific Coast road had all boon satisfactorily arranged with Sena tor Fair, tbe owner of the road, on Wed nesday night, and tbat the papers of transfer, properly drawn up and signed, were now on the way to this city. Thie is tbe successful end of negotiations that have been carried on for over a year past. A Big; Land Sale. San Luis Obispo, March 25.—The Joe ota ranch of 6000 acres, in Santa Barbara county, wai to-day sold for $260,000 and will be resold in farms. The purchasers are Pomeroy and Stim son, ihe same parties who purchased the Pismo ranoh property near here. Sev eral farms near this oity were sold to day, aggregating $48,000 for 320 acres. ENGLISH RACE. Shasta County Booming-. Cottonwood, Cal., March 25.—Busi ness lots that six months ago sold at pub lic auction at $50, are now selling at $150 to $600 each. Several business houses and dwellings are being constructed. This cart of Shasta county is rapidly fil ling up with men of means. Smallpox la Ontario. Sacramento, Maroh 25,—Dr. Tyrrell, Secretary of the State Board of Health, has received the information tbat two cases of smallpox hare made tbeir ap pearance at Ontario, San Bernardino oounty, and one ca«e in San Diego. Real Estate 'transactions. Merced, March 25.—Forty-eight land patents were filed for reoord in the Re corder's offioe here yesterday. Town lots are chauging hands rapidly, many being bought by Charles Crooker. FINANCE AND TRADE. A Review of the Day's Trans actions. New York, March 25.—The stock market started this morning at a good pace, busi ness being active and prices strong, but tbere wss a liberal realization at an ad vance by cliques, and the improvement, ex cept in a few specialties, was confined to tractions only. There was considerable business in trunk lines, which was ascribed in pait to tbe withdrawal of the Grand Tiunk from the Centrsl Traffic Association. A slight spirt in Canada Southern occurred st 2 p. m„ to which the general maiket re sponded feebly, but the close was dull and weak, generally near the lowest prices of the day. Tne general list i>hows irregular chnnges this evening, chiefly for small frac tions only. Government bonds were dull and steady to-day. Petroleum was dull to day. New Yoke, March 25.—X. G. Dun A Co., lv their weekly trade review say: April is closest hand aud there is some anxiety as to ice money market, as usual at this sea son. Bank,- have been sending large amounts to the luterior through deposits at tne Treasury, snd Issues oi silvercertlflcates elsewhere, the Western and Southern de maud for money hss been iutensified by the de-ire to -hip products before the Inter- Mute act and changed rates go into effect, ihe Treasury has taken in 91,700,000 more gold than it has paid out duiiug the past week, but has added $3,000,000 to outstana iug silver certificates, nnd put out some legal tenders; also the reduction of ra'es by tbe Bsuk of Eng.and, and the advance of money tbere,favor ci utiuued easiness in this market. Foreign trade export* from New York, for the three weeks, are 18 per cent, larger than last sear, with imports 7% per cent, larger. Tlie February official report shows au luerease oi $2,800,000 in expoit over last year, the amount being the largest since 18811: but the imports were the <argest on rec rd for many years iv February, and the excess of in ports was $.4,214,357. Gold exports for the month exceed imports by $1,633,786. Railroad business has beeu large. Financial. New York, H .rch 25.—Three per oent lovernmeut bouds, 100%: four per ceut. coupons, '28%; four and a half per cent cou pons, 129%; Central Pacific, 88; Kansas A Texas, 31; Northern Pacific, 27? i; preferred, 58%; Northwestern, 118%; New York Ceutral, 111%; Oregon Navigation, 99%: Transconti nental. Sl%; Improvement, 38»-j; Pacific Mail, 56%; Texas Pacific, 28%; Union Paclflo, 57%; United States Kxpr tn, 62; Wells, Fargo j A Go's Express, 123. Western Union Tele graph, 76%. Money on call ea-v, at3@6% per cent; last loan, 3; closed. Prime mercantile paper, 5@6. Sterling exchange dull; $4.85% for sixty day bills; *4.87. Bar silver, 97% c. San Francisco, March 25.—Closing quo tations for stocks to-day are as follows : Best* Belcher 17 7ft Peerless 65 Crocker M) Potosl 6.87% Cbollar 575 Ophir 8.87% Con. Virginia. 15.00 Savage...... 5.87% ronfldence... 975 Sierra Nevada 8.70 Gould A Cry. 405 Union Con. .. B.OS H. AN 4.10 Yellow Jacfet 4to Locomotive... LOS Mount Diablo. 100 Silver bars—Per cent discount, 24%@26%. The drain Markets. domestic San Francisco, Maroh 25. — Wheat — Strong, firm; shipping, 11.62%91.<6; mill ing, 11.67% per cental. Barley—Quiet, steady; feed, $1.C5 per cental; brewing, $email@example.com. Oorn—Quiet; California large yellow, 97%0 (an 02% percental; small yellow, $1.07%® I. 10; white, $firstname.lastname@example.org%. Chicago, Ma'Oh 25.—1 p. m.—Wheat- Weak: cash, 75@75Uc per bushel; May, 80 9 16c; June, 7913 16c. Corn—Weak; rash, 54%@34 7-16 C per bushel; June, 40%0. Barley—Steady at 50%0 per bushel. KOSEIBN. Liverpool, March 25—The leading weekly gran circular says: Tho wheat market is quieter without a materialohmge ln prices. Business slow; fixtures are weaker; both American and Indian are offering freely st reduced rates; California ate firmly held. The few cargoes arriving are ordered to port to disoharge. There was an average attendance at to-day s market. The toue was dull, and only a small trade was done. Wheat declined Id. Flour was unchanged, Corn was ln plentiful supply, and limited demand, prices were Id lower. Chicago meat market. Chicago. Maroh 25.—Pork—Firm; cash $20.60 per barrel; May and June, 151. Petroleum. Nsw York, March 26.—Petroleum was dull to-day. Opening 66%, highest 66%, lowest 62%. Closed 63V„, Sales, 698,000 barrels NO. 155. A MURDEROUS WAITER Shoots a Steward in the Palmer House AND SUCCEEDS IN ESCAPL»#J. A Feast of Patriotism Suggtstem oa the Anniversary of General Grant's Birthday. Associated Pres. Disatehes to Me Herald- Chicago, March 25.—Tbe large dia log room of the Palmer Hou»e was Ihe scene of a tragedy at 2 o'clook this af ternoon, which threw the gutet. into A tremor of excitement aud caused a ten. ons interruption to the meal for a tine. Phillip F.Bearling. one of tbe waiters, who was discharged this morning, en ter, d the room and approached Charles F. Jordan, tha head waiter, a.,,1 cos*, mencedremonelralirtf nt Li. summary discharge. Jordan pa „h,d him olr , winch exs Si er,t!ed aWajfta*. who> when be found hi. wolll , M effect, hi-.ed through his le-ili- 'Tit murder yon." Tne next in.t,nt tbe polished barrel of a )Utol flashrd. -nd before anybody could move, Ibe bullet enlered the heod of Jordan >I„ had partially lame.l away, aatl the b ill en tereti under the right ear. The ,'ue.te surrouooed the wotiurted man sod car ried him to the room of Dr Tubh while in the ooufunion, Beurlmg suc ceeded in making hi. escape. Bearlinc is a Urge negro and. easily recognised and is said to be disliked by the colored peop c, any of whom are liable to betray his place of concealment. GRANT'S MEMORIAL. I The Commander-in-Chief s>f the G. A.R. Appolnta a Committee. Milwaukee, Wis., March lio.—Com mander-in-Chief Fairohild, of the Grand Army of the Republic, has issued a gen eral order in relation to the memorial at Washington, D. C, iv honor of tbe late General U. 8. Grant. Pursuant to a resolution adopted at the last National Encampment, Commander Fairohild ap pointed a committee to be kuown as the Grant Memorial Committee, consisting ol one member from each department, of which committee tbe Commander in-Chief will be the Chairman. Tbe California appointment is R. Smedberg. of San Fraucisco. He alao suggested that on the 27th day of April next, which will the anniversary of the biith of General Grant, every post of the Grand Army of the Republic should at some convenient hour assemble and. in viting tbeir fellow citizens to meet with them, hold a feast of patriotism aad thereupon solicit and receive contribu tions for the memorial. A Tough Tomale Peddler. Yesterday afternoon Captain Tyler's attention was called to a burly Mexican named Jnan Oca Da, who bad a brick in his hand and was about to throw it at some other man. Captain Tyler inter fered and was attacked by the man, and for a few minutes it was pretty hard to see which should gain the upper hand. Officers Romans and Bosqui came to tbe Captain's assistance and O ana was taken to the city prison, where he was charged with tlisorderly conduct. Later iv the evening Ooana became violent in his cell and attempted to batter down the door with his heavy boots. A num ber of officers, however, gathered at the ceil door and when it was opened they made a rush and overpowered him. They tied his feet and handcuffed him, reducing-bim to a stale of quietude. Oouna is said to be a tomale peddler and ' is evidently trying to play off as insane. The Pyke Opera Company at the Grand. Last night at the Grand the Pyke Op era Company repeated Slrauss'charming opera of Prince Mtthusalem. Upon iv first rendilion here the Herald gave a full review of tbe performance. Suffice it to say at this time that the cast seemed quite as fitted to the several roles as it did on Monday evening. For this after noon at the matinee The Oath of Love wiHV be presented, aud tor to-mgnt Boe- Cftccio is uuderlined. Next week playgoers get a little rest aud the following week the Carletona return and will produce .Fro Diavola, which Mr. Carleton will sing as origin ally written. He will also sing The Daughter of the. Regiment. Mr. Snm Thill, advance agent for tbe Grismer-Davies company, is in the city, making arrangements for the appearance of these favorites on April llth. A Protest. Some time ago a family named Hay moved into Los Angeles from Cahnenga, and one of the children caught the smallpox and died. Three days after ths death the family moved back to Ca huenga, and there another child was taken down with the same disease and died, and now the only child left is re ported to be sick. Sneriff Kays stated yesterday that the residents of the Ce buenga distriot are very indignant that the Health Officer here permitted the family to move without having been quarantined long enough to determine whether any of tho other members of the family were infected. Monrovia Matters. The new bank at Monrovia is now erecting a two-story brick block with granite trimmings on tbe corner of Myrtle and Lime avenues. Part of the building will be occupied by tbe bank. Iv all there are four two-story brick buildings going up. The stockholders are reported to be J. M. Studebaker, J. I. Case, Hon. E F. Spence, W. N. Monroe, E. L. Buck and C. A. ('amp bell. The oapital stock is to be $150,000. It is to be a broad guage institution, to do commercial business and tbe making of loans for individuals, estates or insti tutions. The J. Kuhrts. There was aa official test of the new Amoskeag engine "J. Knhrts No. 3," yesterday afternoon on Alameda street. She got up steam in a little orer fonr * minntea, and threw a good stream ot water 265 feet. Experts who saw tha test say the engine oan do much better than that and that it ia a splendid roa- I chine. The engine most be a good oaa if it retains the name "J. Kuhrts."