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LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD.
VOL. XXVI. A SAD ACCIDENT. A rather and 'three Children Drowned Near Alameda. ' San Francisco, March 20. A ptoull a-lv sad accident occurred to-day off tbe South Paoific Coast wharf, on tho Ala. medasideof the bay. J. G. Hoggett, owner of some mining property in Ari zona, was paying a visit to his family in Alameda, and took four of bis children, three boys and one girl, out in a row boat, fishing. Jut tas he was about to return he stood up in the boat to put on bis overcoat. The boat began to rock and tbe motion increased until the frail ve.-sel eapsiz-d, throwing all the occu pants in the water. Other boats in the vicinity quickly pulled to their aid, but only two boys were drawn from the water. One of these died a short time after, and thus what began as a pleasure trip ended in the death of the father, two of his sons and his daughter. SALE Of A BO*D. The S. P. Co. credited with the Purchase ol ais Orejon B. B. Portland, Ogn-, Maroh 26.-It is stated on reliable authority that the Southern Paoifio has secured the control of the Portland and Willamette Valley road (narrow-gauge), running between this city and Dundee, a distanoe of twenty-eight miles. This, in addition t° the Oregon and California, practically gives them the control of the entire Willamette valley transportation sys tem, except that afforded by the Wil lamette river and Oregon Pacific hue to Yaquina Bay. The ocquisilion of the narrow-gaugo also gives the Southern Pacific a direct line into Portland by building a thirteen mile track and bridge costing $150,000. The Oregon aud Cali fornia road now terminates in Lis: 1 ort laud, aud there is a costly ferry transfer. The purchase of Ihe narrow-gauge will do away wiih this expense. THE COAST. Found Murdered at Wolf Spring. SAD END OF A PLEASURE TEIP. The Dedication of a Masonic Tem ple at Santa Cruz—Decapi tated ou the Rail. Associated Prnn Dispatches to the Hkrald. Bakbhsfield, March 26.—Two days ago a party of emigrants traveling witb tbeir t>wn conveyance, who arrivod here from Los Angeles, stated that there was a dead man at White Wolf Springs, a point about 25 miles from this place, in the direction of Tehachepi. The Coro ner fouud the at place designated,the re mains of a man, partially concealed uu der sticks aud stones. He appeared to have been dead abont a month. The deceased had red hair and a red mous tache, and appeared to be 30 years old. His clothing was of good quality, the cost and vest being of blue cloth. The pants had been removed; one leg of the drawers was torn away and one sock was gone, but it was found at a lit tle distance. The skull was badly frac tured with blows from some blunt in strument. Tbe body had evidently been dragged some distance to tbe place where it was found. There was noth ing on it that might lead to its identifica tion exoopt a card on one side of which was: S. H. Bailey, Happy New Year, and on the other: W. A. Eckels, 474 Jessie street, San Francisco. MASONIC Ff-STIVITIEB. Dedication of a New Temple at Santa Cruis. Santa Cr«z, Cal., March 26.—This is a gala day for the Masonry in this city, the ocoasion being the dedication of a new Masonic Temple, There was a pre cetsion of the Knights Templar, the Santa Crnz Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, the Royal Arch Masons and visiting brethren, with the Pyth ian Band. The hall was crowded at tbe dedicatory ceremonies, which were conducted by Grand Master Atkin son, assi-W by S. G. W. Estee and the Grand Officers pro tern. Grand Ora tor J. N. Young delivered the oretion, after whioh there was a banquet, at whioh over 600 persons pariicipated. There were many visitors present from Sau Franoisco, San Josa, Watsonville, Gilroy, Hollister, Salinas and Monterey. The temple oost $10,000 and is elegantly appointed. TBE Tt It I. Three Wood Baces at the Hay Dlotrlct Park. San Francisco, Maroh 26.—At the Bay District Park to-day the match be tweeu Daisy H. to cart and Longfellow to harness was won by the mare, she taking the three final heats. Time, 2:31;,' 2:28*. 2:27* and 2:311. The match between Couut Valentine, Orphan Girl and C. Kingsley's Allie Whipple, owners to drive, was won hy tbe former in straight heats iv 2:39, 2:37 i and 2:45. Tne sweepstakes between Belle R., Willie, Terra Cntta and Kitty Thome whs won by Belle R., Willie taking the first heat. Time, 2:424, 2:34.}, 2:36 and 2:38. SEEKINO SITES. Whilst Daddy Brierly le seeing the Sights. Cnico, Cal., Maroh 26.—Phe Normal School Trustees arrived this evening, Professor Allen, Secretary, and Cbilds, of Los Angeles being absent. They were taken in charge by a cominitteo of citizens, escorted to General Bidwell's mansioD, nnd afterwards entertained at the residence of T. C. Lu-t. Accom panying them were Afsemblyraen Brierly and Knox, of Los Angeles. On Monday the trustees will view the sites offered for the Normal School. Decapitated by a Train. Tclarb, March 26.—Harry H. Os. borne, a brakeman, was killed at Goshen this morning. He was climbing down tbe side of a car as the train was pasting the station aud he was strnck by a truck loaded with trunk', standing close to the track. He was knocked off, falling nnder tbe wheels and bis bead severed entirely from his body. His age was 25. He leaves an aged father. The Coroner's jury blame the company's agent for leaving trucks too close to the track. An Abortionist's Deserved Sen tence. San Francisco, Maroh 26.— H. D. Solbcrg, convicted of causing the death of Mrs Katherine Wilhelmine Ericsson, by malpractice, was sentenced by Judge Hunt to-day to teu years imprisonment in San Quentin. A Fight Between Scrubs. San Francisco, Maroh 26.—A duel took pWe early this mor ling in Hinck ley alley, near the oounty jail. The par' cipant< wen Jim Neal and Val Pacheoo. Wednesday night Neal struck Paoheoo's wife, aft ;r she bad declined to reoeive his attentions. List night he challenged Pioheo > to a duel, and the latter aooepted. B)th men met iv the alley above mentioned, selected seconds, paced off ten Bteps, and under tbe dim gaslight osmmenoed a fu9il*de. Neal tired nine shots and his antagonist two, none of whioh did the leas> harm. All parties then disappeared. Pacheco waa arrested later this morning. San Litis Omsro, Maroh 26.—E Iwin Goodall, of San Fraucisco, will make ap plication to tha Board of Trustees fur a franchise for a street railway along Mon terey, Higuera or Marsh streets, from the eastern limits of tbe oity to the depot of the Pucifii Coast railway. He will guarantee to build tbe road forthwith. Testing; tne Caae. San Fbancihco, March 20.—The pilots of this port have determined to settle the question whether they have the right to charge half rates on incoming or ontgoing vessels spoken by tbem, but which refuse their services. Two ma rine libels, intended to test the question were tiled to-day in tho Distriot Court against vessels of the Oceanio Steamship Company. Theoulojme of these suitj is of great importance to shippers. No notion of this kind has been begun in tbe last eigbteeu years, aud th? pilots are confident they cau win tbe case. A Canadian Forcer Taken Back. San Francisco, March 26.—Chief Do teotive J. VV. Murray, of Ontario, Cau ada, left here to day for Toronto, with Benjamin Hagiman, a forger, wanted there and arrested here on an extradition warrant. Howlaud, Jones & Co., the employers of the prisoner, who were de frauded of $8000 by Hagamau's opera tions, have instituted a suit to recover $3200, deposited iv the banks hero by Uagaman. They have also attached $1000 worth of jewelry owned by Haga man, Chinese Women as Smugs;lcr*. San Franoisco, March 26.—Shortly after a number of Chinese women had landed on the mail dock yesterday from the steamer Belgic, Surveyor of the Por- Tinuin became oonvinced tbat they were wearing mor - clothing t tan was necessa ry, so he ordered the women searched. They were taken to the rooms of the In spoetress, where silk worth nearly $1500 was taken from their bodies and conn seated. increased Freight Traffic. Ban Francisco, March 26.—The near approach of the time when the Inter state Commeroe bill will go into effuot, and the expected consequent rise in freights, haa caused a tremendous activ ity iv both east nnd west bound fre'gh.. It is believed that the week's bu-inesa will exceed that of any other week in the history of the Pacific railroads. Killed For a Ballroad Fare. Henley, Cal., Maroh26.—lntelligence has been received here this morning that Eogineer Martin killed a man going by the name of "Cowboy" in Gus Walden'a saloon *» Willow Creek, six miles from here, on the California and Oregon rail road. The trouble originated about a fare. A Long Senteuce. Oeotillk. Cal., March 28.—Judge Freer thie morning sentenced the stage robber George Henderson to fifty years •t San Quentin. All Her Pa9senger& Got Off! Safely. SHOOTING IN A COURTROOM. Tlie Appointments in the Treasury Department, Expected by the End of Next Week. Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald. Nkw Yohk, Maroh 26.— The wrecked steamer Sootia, of tbe Havre line, on the beach fifteen miles west of Fire Island, has been reached by the wreck ing steamer, and the rescue of passen gers will be proceeded with as soon aa possible. A dispatch was to day re cced from the sceno of the wreck. It states that tbe sea is smooth and tbat the vessel is resting easy. Patchogue, March 2fi.— To-day al the Sootia passengers were landed safely on shore by 2 o'clock p. M., and tbe revenue cutter U. S. Grant, with 250 of them on board, started for [Now' York shortly afterwards. Others are being conveyed in sail boats to the barge Haggerty, which lies off Ringer's Island The wind and sea have gone down and the steamer is high and dry. New Yohk, March 26 —The Revenue cutter Grant arrived at Cstle Garden to-night aud landed 213 Italian emi grants from the steamer Scotia. Tbe schooner will bring the rtst of them to the city to-morrow. It was said that wheu rescued by tho crew of the Grant the Italians had been two days without food. Their grati'ude was shown by their kissing the hands of their rescuers. Lieutenant tVyck ff at once ordered a liberal supply of food to be given to the famishen people. ■iOCTHGItiI mtK-LITHRS. Twoliaw)ersTijins at Case Uet Hurt With Revolvers. Charleston, S. C, March 20.— At New burg to-dtiy while a case was pro grossing before Trial Justice Blaz.George Johustone and John B. Jones, the attor neys representing the parties to the suit, pulled their pts.ols and opened lire on etch other. Nine shots were tired Johnstono was shot through the right ear, in the left arm and in ihe thigh, bu< was not seriously hurt. Jones was shot through the body aud perhaps fatally wounded. In trying to stop the firing, Lawyer Cromer had three holes shot through his clothi. g. The Courtroom was crowded at the time of the affray. A Few Unofficial speculations About Department Changes. Washington, March 26.—1t is now regarded as settled tbat Assistant Secre tary Faircbild will succeed ManuiDg as Secretary of the Treasury, and that bis appointment will be officially announced in tbe latter part of next week. Solicitor McCue aud Comptroller Maynard are spoken of as possible successors of Fair child as Assistant Secretary. The former, however, is said to prefer a ne« Circuit Judgeship io New York city, and the latter ia understood to prefer his preteut position Iv the event that Corporation Council Lacomb, of New York, would receive the Cir cuit Judge-hip, it ia believed that McCue would accept the Assistant Secretaryship. Third Auditor Williams and Chief Cl-rk xoumaDS are also said to be aspirants to that office. Nothing has yet been settled in regard to tbe Tretauryship, Jordan's refignation has not yet been accepted, and, while he re quested t c President to relieve him of tin duties aud responsibilities of his of fice about the third of April, it is thought tbat he would consent to re tain the position a while longer, if the President so de.-ired. The chances are, however, that tlie President will bo able to select his successor before tho date specilied by Jordan. It is said that the President desires to select a new Treas urer from the West. A MtMMsY Of FT. Itnsa Bonhear's "norse Fair" Presented to a Public Museum. New Yokk, March 26.—When at the sale of A. T. Stewart's collection of paintings last night, Rosa Bonbeur's fa mous work, "The Horse Fair," was bought in the name of S. P. Avery, a dealer, for the rouud sum of $53,600, much speculation was indulged in as to who was the real purchaser back of him The surmises wete numerous, one of them being that Governor Stanford of California was the purchaser, and an : other that tbe French Government had ' secured the pic ure. The actual pur -1 chaser is revealed to-night in the person of Cornelius Vandcrbilt, who presents it with his compliments to the Metropolitan Art Museum, where it will be always ac cessible to the public To Have Street Cars. Found Utility at manslaughter. Woodland, March 26 — The trial of Azoveda, for the murder of Frank Lewis, at Freeport, last January, which has continued for nine days, was concluded to-day al sr. M. After bei g out two hours the jury returned a verdict of manslaughter. To Meat. Hie Own Record. San Francisco, March 26 —The own ers of Harry Wilkes announced that as Oliver K. had been incapacitated to start in the race on Saturday night, Harry Wilkes would trot to beat his own record, 2:14.1, at the Bay Distriot course ia this city, lor $2000, ou tbat day. ; Watsonvills, March 26.—The peti tion being circulated here to-day, asking the Board of Town Trustees to submit the questiou of re-organization under the general municipal law of the sixth class, is being signed by nearly every body. Pnrchaeed a Bank. Petaluma, March 26.— J. A. and Geo. P. MoNear have purchased Wm. Hill's interest in tbe Sonoma County Bank, consisting of 385 shares. The terms, though private, will aggregate $45,000. Taking Step* for a New Railroad. Visalia, March 26.—A meeting of citizens was held last evening to take measures to have a railroad built south j from Tracy to Huron, to oross to the eastern side of the San Joaquin valley aud como through Visalia. A California Trotter Said. New Yoke, Maroh 26.—At tae Kel logg Combination Bale to-day the Cali fornia trotter Overman was purchased by H. B. Cluflin, of New York, for 81500. Oamboliera' Auto-da.are. New York, Maroh 25.—Twenty-five thousand dollars' worth of gamblers' utensils were burned at police headquar ters that hud been captured during the raids on gambling houses during the past two years. Tbe Republican) Ticket at Denver Denver, Col., March 26.—The Re publican City Convention this afternoon nominated Wm. Scott Lee, Mayor, Jobn Safferth, City Attorney, A. A. Mc knight, Auditor, an J Jas. R. Treadway, City Clerk. A Rallroad'a Earnings. Boston, Maroh 26.—The annual re port of tbe Chioago, Burlington and Q dncy shows their gross earnings to he i $26 728,000, and the net earnings $12, - SUNDAY MORNING. MARCH 27. 1887. THE SCOTIA. A Four-Story Hul tllmr Consumed But the Prleosirre sale. I Jackson, Mich., March 20.—A fire was discovered in Ihe four-story building inside the State Prison walls at 10 o'clock to-night. This building was used by the prison contractor for a paint shop. The origin of the lire is supposed to be by spontamous combustion. The building was completely destroyed with all its contents, and tbe north end of v long two-story building On the west side was nearly destroyed.. The iiro was under control about 11:30. As soon as the fire wss discovered ex ra guards were placed inside the cell blooks and every precaution taken to prevent h stampede of prisoners. They remained quiet, however, very few leaving their bunks. It is impossible to estimate tbe damage as yet. Sparks from the prison fire caught in tbe old cattle and sheep sheds on the fair grounds and sll those on tbo uorth side of the grounds were burned. They were mostly old dilapi dated structures and the damage was slight. ONE HOSE THIEF. tlsneWltha Hundred Thousand Dollar Pile. New York, Maroh 26.—1t bos been discovered to-day that James Kearney, of the firm cf Thaiu & Kearney, who i the last man reported as being an alleged swindler and fugitive, has taken from $80,000 to $110,000 in cash with him, all of which he had accumulated in his alleged wrongful transactions since his marriage, a year ago. Kearney's olii :e was watched to-day by anxious creditors. Coitaolldrttlut; Hailroada. Nkw York, March 26.— Arrange ments are being perfected in this ciiy for tho consolidation of a number of roads,south of the lakes,into one system, like that of the Richmond and West Point Terminal Company. The Louis ville, New Albany, the Chicago and Lake Erie and Western, and the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton will form the euclt-us of the system, and will oompeie f, r business from the Mis-issippi to tbe ocean. The Dayton and Delphos rail road hits been bought by the 1 Cincinnati, Hamilton and DaytoD, and will be used us a connection with tbe Chicago and Atlantic. Most of tbe principal stock holders in the Richmond Terminal are interested in the new system, and if the S ayner-Ives purchase i f tbe Baltimore and Onio is .uccesifnlly. carried out, their railroad will be used form Eastern connection, Extrudltlon Wttb Bussla. Washington, March 26.—An extra dition treaty with Russia Mas signed yesterday by Secretary JManning and Minister Struve. It provides for the mutual surrender of persons convicted or cbarged with murder, snanslaugbter, rape, abortion, burglary, tafebery, for- THE! NEW TBIiAaIiBEK. gery, counterfeiting, embezzlement, pir acy, mutiny and malioious destruction of property when it endangers life. The treaty also provides that no person shall be extradited for a political offense. FINANCE AND TEADE. A Review of the Day's Trans actions. New Yohk, March 2">.— Stock opening fairly steady, showing insignificant changes only from lust opening final figures and in wailing dlsposi lon among trades The transactions were dull and prices somewhat Irregular with no positive movement in either direction. Tow .rd noon tbe dull- uess was Increased, the onl] feature being the drop iv Sau Francisco preferred ol one per cent. After that time, however, the en tire market sprang into acilvity on all lead lug shares, among which Western Union and Louisville aud Nashville were con spicuous, becoming remarkably strong, there was a halt In the movement toward 3r m , with a slight reaction, but upward movemeut was regained in the last hour an i the close w»s moderately actl c and Arm to btroui; at best prices of the day. Gov ernment bonds were dull aud firm. Financial. New York, M >rch 26 — Three per cent, •lovernnient boudb, lOOft: tour per cem. ooupons, '28%: tour ana a half per cent oou pons, 129%; Centrai;Paclflo, SV/$; Kansas & Texas,3l(4; Northern Paclslc. 22>»; preferred, t.S%; Nonnwesteru,l-2uy 8 ; New York Central, 11-l'/i; Oregon Navigation, 108: Transconti nental. Improvement,39; Pacific Mall, 65*4; Texas Pacific, 58)4; Uuion Pacific, 57J 8 ; United S.ates Uxpr 112; Wells, Fa,go A Oo's ExDross, 128 Western Union Tele graph, 11%; Panama, ; Rio Grande, 1834. Money on call ea at 3(35 per cent; last 10au,4; closed. 2%. Prime mercantile paper, s@B. Sterling exchange dull; 14.85 V, for sixty day bills; 54.87. Bar silver, 97Mc. S.».n Francisco, March 26—Closing quo tations for stocks to-day are as follows : BestA Belcher M.MM"eerless 60 Crocker m IPotnel 7 26 Cbollar 6 1 JVOphtr 8 75 Con. Virginia lfi.OO Ravage 6 50 confidence. . 950 Sierra Nevada 5.70 Gould A Cry. 425 Union Con. .. MS H. AN 4 55 I Yellow Jaoaet 4 50 Peer 4u I i Silver bars—Per cent discount, 23@24H. Tbe Urn In markets. DOMESTIC. San Francisco, Maroh 26. — Wheat — Strong, quiet; shipping, tl SSH; milling, 11.67U per cental. _ Barley-Stroug, quiet, feed. firstname.lastname@example.org}4 percental; brewing, email@example.com>4\ Corn-Californlalargeyellow, IffKgM-jHM per cental: small yellow, |1.07J4@1.10; white, 11.08f31.12M- Chicaoo, Ma-oh 26.—1 p. M.—Wheat- Weak: cash, 75@7.V«c per bushel; May, 80 9 16c; June, 7* 18 16c. Corn-Weak; cash, 34>4@34 7-16 C per bushel: June, 4014 c. Barley—Quiet at SP@SOHo per bushel. Chicago meat Market. , Chicaoo. March 26—Pork—Firm; cash, 120.60 per barrel; May and June, (21. Petroleum. New York, March 26.—Petroleum was dull to-day. Opening 6314, highest 63J S , lowest 68K- Closed 6314, Sales, 728,000 barrels. SHERMAN'S MARCH To See Wbat he Can stee-ne Makes a Sp.ech at Cincinnati. Cincinnati, 0., March 26. —Senator Sherman was given an ovation when he was introduced at the Chamber of Com merce this afternoon. He made a ten minutes' speech, in which he referred to the marvelous development of the re sources of the South. Tho remainder of bis speeoh was devoted to a criticism of Congress for failing to provide for a re duction of the surplus. He expressed the hope tbat Secretary Fairchild would be able to relieve the business of the world. This afternoon Sherman was the guest of Mayor Smith, and visited the Blame and Logan Clubs. CRIMINALITIES. CALIFORNIA ORANGES Considered tbe Finest Fruit In tbe World i>y New Yorkers. New York, March 26.—A carload of California Golden seedless oranges from the Los Angeles orchards arrived heie to-day. There are between 60,000 and 70 000 oranges on board which catre through by express in ten days. This is in advance of several cars now on the way bringing the promised 2,000,000 oranges These oranges are pronounced by experts the finest fruit in the world and command neatly double Ihe price of Floridss. Record of matters Interesting- to * the Police. E. W. Meyers, who was tried on Fri day by Justice Austin tor blading his wife's eye, was fined $50 yesterday. The oase of J. Goyheusoh, oharged with battering bis wife, was act for March 31st, yesterday. The case ol Martha W. Wilson,charged with misdemeanor for refusing to be vac cinated, wss partially tried before Jus tice Austin yesterday. The oase of Juan Ocafio, who gave Captain Tyler suob a troublesome time in arresting him, will come up on Satur day next. His bail has been act at $100. The criminal libel oase against Major Horaco Bell waa continued yeaterday until Wednesday, beoaase no short hand reporter could be found. Truckee's New Postmaster. Washington, Maroh 26.—The Presi dent has appointed Wyatt C. Durnee to be postmaster at Truokee, California. 11 III: As' A STATE 3»HlsO\, A Battle Expected at Herat. PAPAL AUDIENCE TO AMERICA The Oxford and Cambridge Race. Russia Preparing: To.pedo Boats. Associated Press Dlspstohes to the Herald. Bombay, March 26.—1n cnnsiquence of the news from the Governor of Herat that tbe Governor of Turkestan has or dered Is Kander-Kban, with 12,000 men, to surprise Herat, the Ameer ef Afghan istan has ordered 10,000 men to be in readiness to reinforce the troops at Herat. THE POPE'S AUDIENCE. Hia Holiness ltecclves a Number of American Pilgrims. Rome, March 26.—An audience to ihe American visitors was given at the Vat ican to-day. Upwards of fifty American ladies and gentlemen assembled in the hall, adorned with ancient tapestry, pic turing the miracles of Chria't, wbenoe they were ushered into the throne room where a softened light pene trated through rive great windows. When the Pope's presence in an adjoining room waa known all knelt, aud the guards held their swords at sa lute, while tho Pope, who worn a white soutane and a crimson cloak, slowly ap proached. Upon en tering tbe throne- room the Pope said: "We come to welcome these good Americans." He then seated himself iv a chair iv front of the throne and cushions were placed at bis feet. Bishops Ireland, Watterson and Kean, aud Rector O'Conuell, were the first to approach. In conversation with tbe Bishops the Pope expre-sed preat pleas ure at tbe progress made by the Church in America. He was concerned about the success of tho new University and felt the necessity of having such a Uni versity in the United Stales. R'garding tho new American College in Rome, he bopt-d tt would be a worthy object of Catholicity in the United States. Upon the Rector sating that tbe college would con'uin at least 200 rooms, the Pope expressed bis surprise. He said that such a building would cost much money and that this was a hope ful sign of the Catholic growth in America. The Bishops then presented the other visitors, each of whom knelt and kissed the Papal ring, the Pope ad dressing a few gracious words to each. Among those presented were the Associated Press correspondent. The Pope held the journalist's hand in both of his, talking to him rapidly in Italian. The Pope looks his age, but his active, keen, brilliant eye aud sonorous, slow speeoh are always searching aud full of meaning. MVHT Bl.li; AID DABK BLUE Cambridge Beat* Oxford at tbo Annual Bace. London, March 26, —The annual boat ' race between the crews of Oxford and t Cambridge Universities took place to- ' day over the usual course of the Thames, ' from Putney to Mortlake, and was won by Cambridge. The water was lumpy when the crews launched tbeir boats, and just prior to the stait the weather a threatened rain, Cambridge at once ] took the lead, rowing with a slightly c more rapid stroke than the Oxfords. At ( the end of the first mile the Cambridge boat was a half a length ahead, the race * having been stubbornly Contested all the t way. Oxford then spurted. To this th» t Cambridge men responded instantly and ( effectively, so that at Hammersmith bridge, nearly two miles from the start, 1 tbev had increased tbeir lead to a whole t boat length. Here thu Oxlords again t put oo a fresh burst and drew up, but ( managed to cut down only a part ot Uu li ail against them. At Cbiswick, the Oxfords bad improved their rowing so much that thu Cambridge men, iv ( their effort to retain their lead, rowed a little wildly and finally splashed, but ' they n covered themselves immediately ana by a supreme iffort made up their ( loss aod regained their length of lea 1 wbich had bet n somewhat curtailed. Al though their boat rolled a good deal ' uuder the inequality of the efforts of the i crew, at Barnes Bridge, three miles and five furlongs from the start, Cambridge ( was leading by a length and a halt. After passing the bridge, the Oxford crew bfokt auoar. That of course se enred the race for the Cambridge men, . and they won easily by three lengths. The race wus a fine contest as far as Barnes' Bridge, being strongly contested every inch up to this point. The Ox ford crew pulled better together thau their opponents did, and it is agreed on all sides that the distance th, y lost was by bad steering entirely. The time of tuo Cambridge crew was twenty minates and fifty-two seconds. The ltng'h and the course is four miles and two fur longs, Vetting; Beady for tne Fray. St. Petersburg, March 26.—Eighty seven torpedo vessels belonging to the Baltio fleet of the Russian navy have been ordered pat in a state of constant i readiness for service. Crews have beeu ; ordered to Fort Smith for forty-five of these vessels. Another Bulgarian Revolt. Bucharest, March 26.—1t ia reported from Kustchuk that another revolt haa taken place at Plevna, Widdin and in tbe vicinity of Phillipolis, and that the insurgents have held all these three I places for three days. many Colliers Killed. London, Maroh 26, —Eighty-five per sons lost their lives by the explosion in the Bulli colliery, at Sidney, on Thurs day. All the bodies have been recov ered. Derby Decline*. London, March 26.—The Earl of Derby has deoliued to act aa Chairman of the Silver Commission. When the train due here from San Franciaoo yeaterday, at 11:40 A. M., was passing a repair train at Cnliente, a man named Edward Mills was seated on a flat car of that traiD, and by a sudden ; riling of the train fell off one end of the car. between the oars whioh passed over his legs, severing both from the body. A locomotive started to oarry him to Sumner for surgical treatment, bat he died in a few minutes. Tbe train to this city, in consequence of the accident, arrived half an hour late, THE THIMBLE RIG. FOREIGN. more Innocessts Bobbed of Their Hard Earned money. On the 9th inetant Thomas C. Bircher arrived from Missouri, and the following morning, accompanied by bis msrrieil daughter, Mrs. Lucinda Giveus, went to Sana Mentra to see the sea-serpent wbich the Tribune wrote up in a sensa tional manner about tbat time. On arriving at Santa Monioa the couple walktd along the beach, keeping their eyes open for a sight of the monster of the deep. While walking they were approached by a big, heavy-set mac, who was no other than the notorious Big Burns. He began a conversation with Bircber and hia daughter by relat ing that a big shark, abont 30 feet long and a regular man eater, had just been captured a short way down the beach, and generously offered to conduct the stranger* to tbe place. Birober and bis daughter were ull excitement over Burns' smooth and plausible story, and readily accepted the invitation. After they had walked üb, ut 300 yards south of tbe Hotel Arcadia Burns noticed two men wiih a little atand, and a'kcd the strangers to walk over witb him "just for a minute" to see wbat it was. This the strangers did, and to their sorrow, for the other two men proved to be the notorious Jack McDonald and Eddie Nobles, both colleagues of Burns, who were running a thimble game, wbich is played with the halves of three walnut shells and a small sized pea. Burns bet twenty dol lars that he con Id tell where the pea was and of course won. Then with tbe aid of a little smooth talk be got Mrs. Givens to bet $20 for him and she won. Then the other capper, Jack McDonald, made a couple of bets and won. Tbe pair then induced Mrs, Givens to bet tor herself and she lost $20. They urgeil her to bet again saying that she would win her money back as soon as her luck changed. She consented and af ler she had lost $55 the cappers seeing that she only had a few dollars left, would not let her bet any more, telling her that she was out of luck. They then turned their attention to Mr. Bii cber, her father and induced him to make a few bets in an endeavor to win his daughter's money back. Mr. Bir cher bet and lost $55 without winning a bet. Mr. Bircher theu saw what a mis take he had made and the men to offset his sad feelings gave him another chance without allowing him to put up any money. Tbey allowed him to win $5, enough to purchase something to eat an i to take Bin home. Mr. Birober and his daughter last together $105. A number of men who si w the bare faced robbery advised Ity, Bircher to obtain a war rant for the arrostof tbe swindlers. This Mr. Bircher intended to do immediately on reaching Los Angeles, but on goiog to his residenoe at 13 College street, be f .und that his family was sick and be could not leave tbem. When they re covered be went to the Chief of Police, but aa the robbery waa outside of tbe city he was sent to tbe Sheriff. On Fri day warrants were issued against the trio, and yesterday Constable Martin Aguirre went to Santa Monica with a deputy and arrested tbem. They were taken before Justice Taney, who fixed their bdl at $50 each, which tbey fur nished. Their trial has been set for next Tuesday. Our Santa Paula Letter. Editor Herald—To date, and prob ably for some weeks to come, Santa Paula ia tbe terminus of the Newhall extension of tbe Central Pacific railroad. Grading has been completed for some distance above Ventura. The towns up the const are anxions to hail the laying of the rails to their respective localities, but that will come in good time. Mean while this prosperous and thriving town welcomes the many passengers tbat ar* rive daily from Los Angeles, quite a number of whom come to make pur chases of real estate. Sundry improvements of a substantial nature will soon be commenced within tbe limits of our town, and the coming summer will witness busy limes hero. Several substnn ial buildings are to be ereoted, and Hardison, Stewart &" Co., the prominent oil men of this counly. will spend large sums in various im, prove ment s. Btidsilale, Fillmore and Sespe City, situated a few miles up the valley, have good location?, albeit, at present, very few buildings. Tbe m:<gio word "boom" is expected to do muoh for these places. Iv fact, Santa Paula, Saiacoy, Ventura nml other places iv this county wouldn't object to a boom, and will ex pect one ere long. Santa Paula is well supplied witb excellent water, obtained iv the hills to the north, and considerable new pipe i beiug laid for the convenience of our cit zens. Oar uew nnd stylish depot is nearly finished, and is an ornament to the town A large amount of freight is already han dled here. (Jon-i lerabie crude petro leum, piped here from the wells in Santa Paula Cafion, is now shipped in cais specially constructed fur the purpose. New oil wells have recently beeu suuk on the Sespe, which promise to be very productive. Many fruit trees of various kinds are being planted; the most extensive or chards in tbe county sre west of this place, betweeu here and Ventura. Very few grapes aro raised in the county, though we may expect to see extensive vim yards planted before long, as vines grow rapidly here, bearing excellent , unit. Tbe soil everywhere is suited to small frnils. We have had fresh straw . berries all through the winter. | Substantial brick structures are build ing in Ventura, in which town new gas works have lately been completed. Sev eral new dwelling houses have lately been erected there. Grain crops look fairly well for the season, yet good rains 1 would be acceptable to all occasions. A - largo acreage will this season be sown to - corn, beans and flaxseed. The yield ot tbis last produot is large. The seed is utilized, but the straw is thrown away. i If machinery to manufacture tbe straw into merchantable articles were iutro I duced, the profits of this industry would be greatly enhanced. Enriquk. Santa Pauls, March 24, 1887. An Accident. Undelivered Telegrams. There are undelivered telegrams held at the Western Union telegraph olfice, 17 North Main street, tor want of proper address, for the following persons: J. H. Burg, Hon. Richard Carpenter, Field (cablegram), C. M.Gifford, D. W. Hamlin, George W. Hughes, St nor C. Resoain Luz, Angus Maoktnon, M. H. .Walker, Dora Watkins, C. F. Young, I care J. Dietrich, H. W. Foote. NO. 156. LAND GRANTS. Hundreds of Thousands of Acres IN NEW MEXICO CLAIMED HW. But to be Withheld Because the .Conditions of the Grants were Not Fulfilled. Associated Press Dispatches to the Hkbau. Washington, March 26.—1n 1874 tbe then Surveyor-General of New Mexico recommended the confirmation of • olaim filed by the legal representatives of Antonio Chavez, covering 130,000 acres of land in New Mexico, The present Surveyor-General tijds that there ia no evidence that tha grantee complied with the conditions of ths royal laws under which all such grants were made, and be therefore reco mil en da the rejection of the claim, iv which re. consideration Commissioner Sparks foil*; concurs. The m titer hss been prepared for transmission to Corgrtss. Tbe re port of the Surveyor-General of New Mexico upon the Alameda tract, con tabling 106,274 acres, his also been pre pared for transmisito.i to Congre-s. Tha iand was granted to Franoisco Moutes Vigil iv tbe year 1710, out the Surveyor General fi .Is no evidence tbat the grantee ever entered into its actual possession. On the Con trary it has notoriously long been occu pied by a large number of people in vil lages and ranches, who would be dispos sessed of any rights tbey had acquired Ity their long and peaceable occupancy. Tbe Surveyor-General recommends the rejection of the claim and tbe Co.-nmis aiouer concurs therein. The Surveyor- General of New Mexico further recom mends tbe rejection of tbe Nuestra SeSora del Pilar traot, covering 22,000 acres, on the ground that the present claimants failed to connect themselves in any way with the alleged grant, and alao fail to show that the grantee ever com plied with tbe conditious of tbe grant. Commissioner Sparks concuis io the reo oinmendation and has prepared tha papers for transmission to Congresa. A RUNAWAY. A Hortt Break* Loose ay Crowded Thoroughfare. Yeaterday afteruoon about 3:3oo'clock a runaway occurred on Spring atreet, and it waa a miracle tbat some one waa not injured. A gentleman drove op ia front of front of Crandall & Crow'a store and tied his horse close to another spir ited animal. The horses began nipping at each ether and the gentleman bit oaa of tbem on the nose with a paper he had in bis hand. The animal reared up, broke away from the post to whioh he was tied aod started down Spring atreet at a terrific rate of speed. A number of people tried to head him off, and thla caused the animal to run up on tbe side walk in front of Sbeward'a dry gooda store. Here, luckily, he fell down, and in falling a lady, was caught between the wagon and tbe window of •the store. Everyone thought she wonld be killed and went to her rescue. But the horse, which was attached to a sulky, regained its feet in n moment, and the woman was released from her precarious position. The horse then started again down South Spring street, but did not go far before it collided with a bakery wagon and came t.> a standstill. A number of people caught the fright ened animal and held him till the owner came. The only damage caused waa tha breaking of a buggy spoke in one of tbe buggies in the course of the runaway. Sheward's window had a very narrow escape from being completely demol ished. The large crowd that collected were surprispd tbat the accident waa not more disastrous. THE FESTIVE EL. He Has Not Yet Been Definitely Located. No news has yet been reoeived of tha whereabouts of El Hammond, the miss ing County Tax Collector, Yesterday morning a telegram was seat to his rela tives at Salt Lake City, and tbe answer came say ing that he had not been there. It was net expected that he would go there though it was hoped he might, for then it would have been easier to trace bis movemeuts. Under Sheriff Mitchell has received word from San Franciaoo that Hammond was seen there very drunk, and, as intimated in yesterday's Herald, that is the point where a cine must b.> sought. Theire is an opinion prevalent here that Hammond took a steamer or Vessel at tbat port for some I foreign country, probably Honolulu or I British Columbia. Orange Booming. Orange has blossomed out with a fall tlc.'gtd boom. Yesterday was a red letter day there. Upwards of $30,000 worth of properly changed hands In the C. Z. Culon home tract, oat (llassell street, more than $13,000 worth was sold to buyers from Los Angeiee, Santa Ana and eastern cities. The cer tainty of early railroad communications has spurred up tbe speculators, and tbe place has every prospect of rapid growth. It is certain that the Lay man property, on the corner of Fourth and Main streets, in Santa Ana, was sold to Garduer for $30,000, or more than $400 per front foot includ ing buildings. Work on the atreet car line from Modena to Orange is expected to begin soon. The Illinoisiane The Illinois Assooiatien met laat even, ing in Good Templar's Hall, and, as usual, bad a moat enjoyable time. Be sides tbe sooiable, which is the main, feature of these meetings, the following programme was rendered. All per formed their parts well: Piano Duet. "Qui Vive.".. Misses Haynesd Speech, "Lincoln," Hon. J J CkssZer Vocal solo. "The Old Man's Dream,".v!?^ Violin and guitar duet; March," Messrs. C. s. ana T. H.Deiana Humorous speech, "Cuootaw," . Recitation, My w.jon <We»ar ; :^i» v «a* Marriage Licenses. J. W. Uellman to Josephine Battler g Alfred W. Brooks to Mrs. Mat tie Hnatx Augusta Nil to K. Vaoher; J. Rainaev iL Mary Clsmmona. to.