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Beaurifyins; the Town with
a Plaza.
And for Templeton nn 11111116(11.116
aud Immense Influx of Set
tlers is Predicted.
Oranoe, Cal., March 27.—The sur
•veyora of the Atchison, Topeka and
Santa Fo Company have set their stakes
through the town of Orange. It is re*
liably reported that a depot Bite has been
laid out, which gives Orange two trans
continental roads. The boom continues.
Additional improvements, to beautify
the town with a plaza and a $20,000
hotel, are about completed. Elaborate
preparations for the subdivision of the
Culver tract to accommodate increased
travel has become a necessity.
An Enthusiastic meeting- and
Northern Citrus Bolt Fruit.
Livkkmokk, Cal., Maroh 27.—A spe
cial train with four well-hlled coaches
left here for Sunol at 8 o'clock last night,
to attend a mass meeting held there un
der the auspices of the Livermore Board
of Trade. Speeches were delivered by
H. H. Pitcher, W. A. Gawthorne, C. A.
Wetmore, J. H. Wheeler, A. T. Hatch,
of Suisun, M. J. Keller, Vice-President
of tho Oakland Board of Trade, J. M.
Davits, Secretary of the Oakland Board,
T. F. Bachelder and others. The citizens
of Sunol received the visitors amid tiring
of anvils, playing of band, and bonfires.
Much enthusiasm was manifested. After
the meeting the visitors were bauquetted,
and citrus fruits and wines grown in this
district were displayed and sampled.
Predictions tor Templeton 'that
make Her People Elated.
TemVleton, Cal., March 27.—The
purchase of property here by W. V.
Huntington last week has been followed
by the prospect of a similar action by
other leading railroad men. Hunting
ton and two other leading railroad offi
cials are here to day negotiating similar
purchases. Hingeton, a leading Illinois
capitalist, is examiniug property with a
view to investment. He predicts that
the changes in Chicago during the last
half century will be ".surpassed by this
part of California in lees tban a quarter
of a century. The tile of influx of set
tlers increases every day; hotel exten
sions cannot be made fast enough
to keep up with the increased demand.
Work on the Salinas bridge and the new
roads converging in Templeton is being
pushed with energy. An immense
crowd is predicted for the excursion
from San Francisco, April 13th, for the
Easton & Eldridge Auction of 50,000
acres of the West' Land Company. The
aale will be held here from April 14th to
Win inclusive. The weather is warm,
with indications of rain soon. The
crops are in splendid condition. Ad
ditional building commences to-morrow
for the Templeton Institute to accommo
date the rapid increase of pupils.
Enthusiasm at Uallstoga.
Calistooa, March 27.—Last night a
meeting was held here and the prelim
inary steps taken towards tbe orgauizt
tion f a board of trade. There was
deep interest taken in the subject and
much enthusiasm manifested.
Immigration nnd Development
of Alaska Interfered With.
St. Paul, Maroh 27.—Gov. A. P.
Swineford, of Alaska, returning here to
day told the Pioneer Press that he went
to Washington to secure on appropria
tion of $500,000 for the development of
the terri'ory, but found Randall and
others in chares of appropriations, in
fluenced against it by the state
ment made by the Alaska Com
mercial Association who opposed
the develoi meut and immigration as in
imical to their business. He securecVan
appropriation of $25,000, which will be
used for schools aud the Indian Police.
The Governor added that the appoint
ment of John McCafferty, a Collector of
Customs, was opposed by him aud
when be saw the President and the Sec
retary of the Treasury.it was withdrawn.
McCafferty is supposed to have inspired
the Anti-Chinese riots in Alaska last
summer, aud is believed lo be "suspeot
No. l",of the Phceuix Park murder. "I
was asked who I would reoommend for
Collector, and I left it with Postmaster-
General Vilas. He recommended Arthur
Delnney. Lieutenant Nichols, who went
to Washington to make it hot for me, is
now awaiting a court martial on serious
charges which are being preferred
against him. While on tbe Alaska
coast it was be who sent the Chinamen
to Douglas island at the time of the
riot and refused to return them again
when requested to do ao."
Wanting- the People's '.Opinion.
Maxwell, Maroh 27.—At a prelimin
ary meeting held here yesterday, a com
mittee of three was appointed to can
vaas the territory east and south of
the line of survey of 1884, and asoertain
the people's opinion regarding the forma
tion of the irrigating district under the
Wright law. The meeting adjourned,
subject to the call of the committee ap
Troope for Nogales.
Nooales, Ariz., Maroh 27.— General
Miles has ordered a company of infantry
to this plaoe, where they will be perma
nently stationed, and it is quite probable
that a military post will be established
here. The reoent troubles between
Mexican soldiers and Amerioan officials
haa undoubtedly led to this step.
A California Absconder.
Trdckke, Maroh 27.—A. P. Clark,
who was reported as being missing, it
appears is an absoonder with from $6000
to $7000 of Mr. Ellen's money. An ex
pert from San Pranoisoo opened the safe
yesterday and fonnd it destitute of
Instantly Killed.
Yrkka, Cel., Maroh 27.—Richardson,
superintendent of the railroad bridge
work fell head first from the false work
of the bridge, over tbe Klamath river,
this morning, his head striking a rock |
and causing death. |
Heavy Ktornie—The Owens mine
—Bendy Belief Yielding" Well.
Following is an extract from a letter
written by a prominent mining man of
the Julian Mining District to a gentle
man in the city who is interested in the
mineral iudustrits of our county:
On acoount of the heavy rain and
snow storms of tha past monfh I have
lost much time at the mine. It will be
two weeks before I cut the ledge, the
metaliferous nature of the slate making
progress slow, half a foot a day being a
good average. lam now in vein matter
which is of high grade ore and is indica
tions of uear proximity to the mother
lode. The workings referred to is a tun
nel to tap the' ledge at over 400 feet
deep; the ledge above this tunnel bas
produced over $150,000 from about 1500
tons of ore, or an average of over $100
per ton.
Tbe Owens mine looks better than
ever before. In the lower level—3oo
feet deep—the ledge opens out large and
its ore is exceedingly rich. The
Owens boys are in consequence
highly elated. No wonder, for
they have not reoeived any mouey
for their work in a long time; the hist
checks that were issued to tbem were
dishonored in every place. They now
see ore enough of high grade to pay
them their wages and the back pay.
The bullion yield of the mine has been
forwarded to" certain of its owners and
the miners paid in dishonored checks,
it now seems as if the miners intended
paying themselves out of the mine's
Tbe Ready itelief mine looks splended
Tho Daily boys are now crushing the
dump of waste ore —tbat being in the
way—preparatory to running a tunnel
to cut the ledge at a great depth; the
waste is yielding $10 per ton.—[San
Diego Sun,
Nkw York, Maroh 27.—Five hun
dred and niueteen passengers of the
wrecked Scotia arrived on tbe sea barge
Haggarty at Castle Garden late this
The scene tbat followed beggared de
scription. They rushed into the rotunda
pell-mell, shrieking and howling for food
like ravenous wolves. They crowded
around the lunch tables, climbing
over each other and tramping on
helpless Women and children, Uproer
reigned supreme fur tally two hours. I
is customary to register all emigrants
btfore tliey enter the rotunda, but the
red tape was broken on this oocesion by
subjection. The force of tbe lnsss of
people was so great tbat the < fficers
who were stationed to keep order were
swept aside like straws. The seething
mass could not be restrained. Su
perintendent Jackson gave, orders
to give them all the font they
needed and charge it to the com
missioner of Emigration. Then the
distribution of fuod began, but it was
impossible to regulate it. Strong men
crowded to the front with uplifted arms
and their eyes starting from their
sockets, crying in Italian, bread! bread!
As the surging mob was utter
ly unoontrollable, tbe officers at
the garden began the distribution by
throwing loaves over the heads of
Ihe nearest for the others of the crowd.
Every time a loaf was fired into the
crowd, twenty or more scrambled nnd
in some cases fought to get it. This
dry bread was a luxury to them. In a
short time all tho food was gone; the
women and children were then
cared for, and milk and beer
added to their portion. Tho com
plaints of the unfortunate immigrants
were most unfavorable to tbe company,
and particularly to the Captain
of the hcotia, the unfortunates
saying they got neither enough
fooel or water during the voyage. Sev
enty additional passengers, who came by
mil from Patchogue, arrived about 9
o'clock to-night. They were transferred
from Long Island City hy the steamer J.
F. Moore. They were even more ravenous
than the others. They were fed at the
Garden, a full supply of provisions hay.
ing been obtained. Many of the Italians
became sick from eating after their long
fast. Several writhed in agony on tbe
floor of the rotunda.
The Winter Wheat.
Chicago, March 27.— The Farmers
Rtview prints for their crop review this
I week the following summary: Dry
weather which continues to prevail in
Kansas and in portions of Missouri, has
' caused some injury to the winter whea',
though very few serious reports of dam
age are made, except in tho former State,
In Sedgwick aud some of the other
southern counties of Kansas there has
been very little rain ai"Oe last August,
while iv Neosho, Marshall and Saline
counties, the prospects aab of a favorable
tenor. The reports from Missouri are
still favorable.' Tbe Illinois reports con
tinue to be favorable and the outlook is
still regarded as very favorable for a full
averago crop.
Santa Ana.
The Herald aaya: A movement ia
again on foot to bnild a atreet car line
from Santa Ana to Orange. It will cost
in the neighborhood of $20,000 to build
nnd equip the road in good shape. Sev
eral parties have professed a willingness
to take stock in the enterprise, and one
individual has agreed to donate $500 to
the company that will build the road.
The rich men of Santa Ana and Orange
should take hold of thia enterprise and
push it through.
The following were the exports from
(he Santa Ana station for the week end
ing March 24th: Eggs, 129 oases, 7630
pouuds; fowls, 8 cuops, 1200 pounds;
oranges, 4652 boxes, 332,610 pounds;
limes, 153 boxes, 3730 pounds; trees,
120 packages, 7280 pounds; raisins, 630
boxes, 14,800 pounds; wine, 23 barrels,
9920 pounds; honey, 4 cases, 550 pounds;
hides and pelts, 430 pounds; wine, 4
cars, 94,000 pounds; general merchan
dise, 12,440 pounds. Total, 484,380
The New England Colony Company
has at last closed the trade for the Berry
ranch, in the Newport district, which
was begun a long time since. The tract
contains 1000 acres, and the considera
tion was $30,000. Humphreys i Minter
were the agents for tbe sale of tbe prop
erty, and the matter was closed up this
week. A portion of the ranch was sur
veyed and divided into ten and twenty
acre tracts about a year ago, and one or
two houses built, water piped, etc. Quite
a number of the colonists will soon arrive
from New England. Some have been
here a year.
Th«> survey of Newport harbor wa'
finished this week, and we learn that it
is satisfactory and demonstrates that the
harbor can be improved so that vessels
can enter at any and all times. Maps
and tracings have been made of a very
explioit character for tbe information of
the Government authorities. The work
of the survey has been well done, and
now it remains to be seen whether Con
gress will give us an appropriation for
the substantial improvement of this har
bor, the only one on the southern coast
with tho exception of San Diego. The
improvement of Newport harbor is of
the first importance to the great nnd
rapidly growing Santa Ann valley, dcs
tined to be people.!, nt no distant day,
with a dense population, needing a sea
outlet. Even now hundreds of tons of
merchandise are brought in monthly, ns
well as thousands of feet of lumber, for
the use of the inhabitants. Every day
enhances tho importance of Newport,
and the time is not far in the future
when a line of railroad will connoot the
town of Santa Ana with the port and it
will theu be iv addition a summer resort.
A strong pressure must be brought to
hear upon the next Congress to obtain
an appropriation for improvement.
The Standard says: We acknowl
edge the receipt of a copy of tho An
nual Illustrated Herald, of Los
Angeles, this week, which has just been
issued. Like all other productions of
that kind which the Herald haa pub
lished, it is a splendid pamphlet and a
perfect oyclopedia of useful and valua
ble information concerning Southern
California. The price is only 15 cents.
Chicago, March 27. —Receipts of
oranges from all points are coming in
slower than at the beginning of the
week. There is a good supply on band,
including a liberal variety of fruit. The
market is moderately active and steady,
with no material change in prices. Choice
oranges are in good demand and have a
fair sale while the common are in good
demand. Following are the prices
quoted hy the official circular: California
bright Rivers'des, $3 @ 3.50; do Santa
Ana, $2 75 @ 3 00; do Los Ai>geles,s2 75
G>:3 00; do navel oranges, according to
qualiiy, $5 00 ® 6; do Duarlc, $3 00 (o
3 25; do Sun Gsbriel, $2 75 (ul 3 00; do
blood oranges, fanoy, $5 00 («! 7 00.
An Emigrant's Inscription.
The following lines were written with
pencil on the walls of the old Blandford
church, Petersburg, Va., over 100 years
ago, by an Irish emigrant traveling
through the Uuited States for pleasure.
His name was never known. The verses
were afterward written on stone, ai d
remain a tablet in tho old ruins of the
church to this day:
Thou art crumbling to the dust, old pile!
Thou art hastening to thy fall,
And round thee, in thy loneliness,
Clings the Ivy to thy wall.
The worshipers are scattered now
Who knelt before thy shrine, .
And'slleuce reigns where tbe anthems rose
In days of "Auld Lang Byne."
And ssdly sighs the wandering wind,
Where oft ln years gone by
Prayer rose from many hearts to Rim,
The highest of the high.
Tbe tramp of many a busy foot
That sought thy slslea Is C> r;
And many a weary heart around
Is still forevermore.
How doth ambitious hope take wings;
How droops tbe spirit now;
We hear the city's distant din—
The dead src mute below.
The sun that shone upon their paths
Now gilds their lonely graves;
The neptnrs which fanned their brows
The grass Above them waves,
01 could we call the many bank
Who've gathered bere ln vain;
Who've careless roved aa we do now,
Who'll never meet again! 1
How would our very hearts be stirred
To meet tbe earnest gaze
Uf tbe lovely and the beautiful—
The lights of other days I
She Knows.
Mrs. Langtry was asked the other day
what she would advise a girl to do who
wanted to out a figure in society. She
said that she would advise her not to
out a figure, bat that if she insisted she
would tell ber to be pretty and amusing
if she wanted to suooeed. Mrs. Langtry
evidently knows the points which tell in
a girl's favor in the social world.—[Ex.
Services at ihe Hanta monlra
Church—The New fttatue.
i The services at the Catholic Church at
Santa Monica yesterday were very inter
esting aud largely attended. Many of
the visitors who came to see tie statu,
of Santa Monica were di appointed, be
cause yesierday being Passion Sunday,
all the statues and paintings outhe Altar
were covered. The choir in charge ol
Lenard Luy, was composed of Misses
liolieme, Gorman, Heury and Collins,
aod sang very beautifully a number ot
sacred hymns. Father id awe then begau
a very eltquent sermon and waa listened
to with deep interest. His text was,
"Ho that is of God hearsth tbe words ot
God, therefore, you hear them not be
cause you are not of God. St, John VIII,
ohap. 48. How had tha Jews merit ta.
this severe reprobation? Ou this very
occasion they had iv crowd early in the
morning, hastened to listen to the words
of Christ. How then justify tbe rigorou.
judgment pronounced upon tbem for
refusing to hear the word of God. The
d fficulty is easily solved. The Jews
had listened to the word of our Re
deemer, but tbey had refused to profit
by them; thoy had beheld his miracles,
but they refused to yield to conviotion.
Their hearts had been visited by a
thousand secret inspirations, but they
still persisted in their blindness. This,
their refusal to profit by the graces they
had received, was tbe c vise of the hard
judgment pronounced against them. The
tone of severity employed by tbe meek
est of men is intended to convey to us
an important lesson. The object is to
give us an elevated idea of the graces we
receive from God, and to inspire us with
a salutary fear of being wanting in our
correspondence of them. Of all the doc
trines which religion presents to man,
there is none of greater importance than
tbat of Divine grace.
Man is necessarily a dependent being
in the order of nature as well aa in Ibe
order of grace, by his own powers, by
his exertion can -never perform a super
natural act. By bis own exertion he c m
never make his actions meritorious or ren
der them worthy of eternal salvation
He may possess every virtue in the
natural order, but if God makes our
actions meritorious in the supernatural,
in the mnltitude of the saints who now
surrouad the throne of God, there is not
o c who does not owe to divine grace all
ihe triumphs for whioh he is crowned. If
\ they bad not been possessed of grace
their heroic deeds might have been re
corded iv the perishable monuments of
earth, but could never have been in
scribed on the pillars of the Heavenly
Consequently God must send bis grace
too. And henoe He says wit' out nic yon
can do nothing. Without His grace we
cannot take tbe least step towards at
tainment of our eternal salvation. But
if tbe doctrine's grace is humbling to the
pride of man, it is, on the other hand,
calculated to fill him with hope and con
solation. He, himself, assures that He
will support us by His grace, that He
will give us all the supernatural help
tbat is neoessary for us to work out onr
salvation. By the death of our Savior
all the treasuries of mercy and grace
were opened to us. The stream that
flowed from the wounds of our Savior
Her Passengers Taken to
Castle Garden,"
And Become Sick From Eating
Ravenously After Their
Lous Fast.
Associated Press Dhpuches to the Heiald
brought spiritual riches among us. How
many are the graces we have received
through the efficacy of the precious
blood? In ftie sacramcnfs how com
pletely are all our wants supplied. If
we have offended our Heavenly Father
ask forgiveness. Are we suffering much
attiiotion, He says in the sacraments of
lite "Come to Me and I will refresh
vqu." Not content with dying for us
He would still be with us to support
aud encourage us, would daily renew
the scene of Calvary on our altars. Even
on tne bed of sickness, even in the midst
of the perils of death—when the whole
world abandons us—God comes to our
relief, provides ns with support and
strength aud pours the balm of consol
ation into our dying bosoms. Even
when you fl>d from God, when yon pro
voked Him by sin, His mercy was iuces
saully calling you to repentance. In the
! midst of your follies, did yon ever feel
emotions of apprehension and alarm? It
was God's grace which thus spoke to
your hearts. Brethren, if you are still
unmoved; unchanged, say not that God's
graces have been wanting. If you are
not progressing in the way of salvation;
if your hearts are at a distance from God,
you must not attribute it to the want of
grace, but to the abuse of it.
The Father then discussed the conse
quence- of the abuse of grace, and said
thit men who were abusing the grace
of God were given over to their
passions and lusts. If we continue
to abuse and neglect the gifts of
heaven God will withdraw his powerful
helps as He w ihdrew bis graces when vre
produced no frtflt, and be will prouounce
against us the dread sentence which he
addressed to the barren tig tree: "Cut it
down. Why cumber it the ground?"
My brothers", scrutinize your past con
duct. Rigorously examine what has
been your correspondence to the graces
you have received? If your conscience
condemn you ponder well the conse
quences of continuing to abnse them.
Think well what would be your situa
tion were God to leave you.
The statue of Saint Monica is four
feet high and is carved out of ivory. It
was made in Brussels and purchased by
Mrs. Ponet, who presented it to the
church. The statue was blessed by Rt.
Rev. Bishop O'Connell on the 18th inst.
The Orange Market.
Rnrned While the t'irn Drpatt
ineut was Elsewhere Engaged.
Syracuse, N. V., March 27.—The
Sanderson Steel Works, in Geddes, a
suburb of this city, were destroyed by
fire at 1 o'clock this morning. Tbe
wind was blowing a gale at the time, aud
the tire department was engaged at a
fire in another part of the city. In
an hour the buildings were in ruins.
The loss is upward of $220,000. The
property belonged to the Sanderson
Company, of Sheffield, England, who
started the works in this city two years
ago. .
No Treaty signed.
New York, March 27.—The Wash
ington correspondent of the Tribune says
that tho alleged extradition treaty with
Russia, which was published in the
World, is generally believed to have been
drawn merely as a basis of treaty negoti■
ations whioh have been going on fori
many years, bat so far without success.
Bayard says that no such treaty has been'
signed. Alexander Cregot, first Secre
tary of the Russian legation, also sayai
that oo treaty has been signed.
Transcontinental Travel hs.,
• limed.
Bismarck, Dak., March 27.—North,
era Pacirio trains crossed tbe river bridge
trestle here to-day for the first time in
eight days. The water has been falling
for three days and is shallow on tbe low'
lands. Another flood is expected when
the gorge at Washburn breaks, but the
Nonhern Pacific's precautions will pro
vent any further suspension of trans
continental travel.
Witchcraft, aod the belief in evil
spirits, is evidently aa strongly ingrafted
upon the religious doctrines of the
Apaohes as it was upon that of our own
race in days agone, as the following oir
oumstances, which happened a few days
ago in this valley, will ahow: An
Apache Indian near the headgate of the
canal haa been seriously sick for a long
time. All the noted medicine men have
been employed from time to time to treat
him. At present the great medioine
men of San Carlos are attending him.
Some of them begin a low chanting song
at nightfall, breaking out now and then
in a wild, weird refrain. Thia tbey keep
up all night, white the chief medioine
man puts in the night blowing smoke over
the sick man, and cutting Img gashes
with a sharp knife, pretending to draw
worms therefrom. Night before last
they concluded that their patient was
bewitched by a sixteen-year-old msidep j
squaw named Calve, and determined npon
her death. They brought her into camp,
but that night she escaped, but was
brought back the following day, hung
up by the hands and preparations began
to be made to disembowel her on that
night. The squaw's mother, who could
not overcome her natural parental feel
ings of affection, even to aatisfy the de
mands of ber traditional religious beliefs
ih witchcraft, came down crying to Mo
hawk and related the circumstances.
Captain F. W. Smith and O. W. Norton
hitched up a team and went up and res
cued the intended victim. Tbe Indians
are very angry, and threaten to kill the
.mother of the squaw.—[Arizona Sen
tinel. /
Death of Tlr. Ira vers.
New York, March 27.—Mr. William
R. Tiavirs, of New York, died ia Ber
muda oo the 18tb inst. His remains ar
rived here to-day on the steamer
Eliza Weatherabr Burled.
Nkw York, Maroh 27.—The funeral
of Mra. NatOoodwin (Eliza Weathersby)
wat beld to day at the Little Church
around the Corner. The interment waa
at the Woodlawn in the family plot.
Arrest of Dynamite Con
A Man Bayonetted by a Sentry at j
Chatham for Loitering Near
a Magazine.
Associated Press Dispatches to the Hrrald
Madrid, March 27.—Rumors have
been current during the past few days of
ihe discovery of a dynamite conspiracy.
Tbey have been confirmed by tbe arrest
of many persons connected with the
plot. Among tbe prisoners are several
officials of the palace. A well-known
ministerialist deputy will question the
government in Congress to-morrow with
reference to the affair.
The Celestials HecojTnlKe Macao
as a Portuguese Colony.
London, March 27. —A convention
has been signed between the Portuguese
and Chinese Governments, in which
China recognizes to tbe Portuguese tbe
right to the possession of Macao, and to
cede the town without Chinese consent.
An English Sentry Wounds a
liUrker In the Thigh.
London, Maroh 27. —The sentry on
guard at the Newden magazine in Chat
ham dock notioed a man lurking about
the magazine last night. As the man
would not reply the challenge of the
sentry he bayonetted him in tbe thigh >
He was found to be an employe named
Clarke, and was sent to the hospital, to
be detained as a suspect,
Recognized Several 1 ears Alter
Robbing the MlnneapolisOf flee.
St. Loots, Maroh 27. —A man, calling
himself Billy Connors, who was arrested
here one day last week on suspicion o*
being a crook, and also held on the
charge of carrying concealed weapons,
yes erdsy informed the police that he had
a kit of burglar tools and alot of explosives
in his lodging house. He advis-d them
to remove tbe latter for fear that they
might injure the inmates. To-day he
was identified by the Chicago postoffloe
inspeotor as one of a gang who some
years ego robbed the postoffloe at Minn
eapolis, and aecured a great quantity of
postage stamps and other valuables.
He will be sent to Minneapolis for trial.
Exchanges for the Week.
Boston, March 27. —Tbe managers of
the leading clearing houses of the United
Slates report the total of gross exchanges
i for the week ending March 26, 2887 to
Ibe $858 646,899; decrease 1.97.
Smallpox in New York.
j The smallpox appears to be getting a
pretty firm foothold in the cities of New
York and Brooklyn. There is quite a
number of centers of contagion, and
new cases are constantly being discovered,
fhe question of declaring the disease
epidemic has been discussed, but tbe
opiutou is tbat it has not yet reached
1 the epidemic stage. In view of the
vigorous methods employed to stamp it
out it may not reach that s age. The
people are being rapidly vaccinated, and
sanitary regulations are bsing rigidly
When it was proposed a day or two
ago to declare the disease epidemic it
was stated that such a declaration would
Cause the city to lose §1,000,000 worth
of trade a week. Tbat statement is
clearly au exaggerated oue. The
newspapers publish all the facts
relating to the progress of the disease,
whether it is declared epidemic or not,
and tho publio learns nothing new from
an official declaration with regard to it.
If the newspapers were disposed to sup
press the truth the announcement
of the existence of an epidemic
would serve to inform people of
tbe extent of the disease. The
policy of suppression, however, no
longer prevails, even in ihe smaller
cities. It is deemed much the wiser
plan to let the public kuow what the
truth is in order that they may aot in
accordance witb their own ideas of their
duty and interests.
Smallpox is a difficult disease, before
it beoomes epidemic, to deal with, be
cause of the disposition of those in whose
families it appears to conceal it. They
dislike to out themselves off from their
friends and acquaintances. In times of
trouble they want sympathy and sup
port more than ut any other time, and to
isolate themselves by the announcement
tbat they oaunat be approached witb
safety is a bard thing for them to do.
Two months more cf cold weather
may be expected in New York, and as
smallpox is a cold weather disease it will
olaim many victims there if its present
rate of increase is maintained until the
warm weather acta as a check upon it.
The penalty for concealing smallpox
oases ought to be a severe one.[ —Ex.
Almost a Human Sacrifice.
It is manifest that the fruit-growers of
both Florida and California will not be
satisfied until they have .at least given
the plan of selling their products at auc
tion a thorough trial. The Florida Fruit
Exchange, has instructed its Oeneral
Manager to decline to reoeive vegetables
for shipment, and proposes now to de
vote itself vigorously to the formation of
"auxiliary societies" throughout the
State, in order to control the distribution
of tbe orange orop.
The California Fruit Union displays
equal earnestness and energy. It has
scoured important concessions from the
railway oompanies, under which
it will probably - soou be 'enabled
to ship fruits East at one and one
half oents iper pound, with quick time.
It haa also established uniformity in the
size of fruit boxes, and, having fully de*
termined to give the auction plan for
disposing of its fruits a systematic trial,
is now making arrangements to that end
in E .stern cities.
The fruit industry in these sections of
the country, is growing rapidly and that
it has a boundless future no man can
doubt. With an eye probably to its
growth, a prominent firm, which has for
years handled the entire receipts of
Mediterranean fruits in New York, is
abut to construct another auction
building. It will be very spacious and
furnished with every convenience for
the accommodation of the trade—[N.
V, Market Journal.
Id. lager Cut lv Piece* bjr at
Switch Enilne.
Yesterday afternoon another horrible
acoident occurred a short distanoe from
the Southern PaciHo freight depot.
Abqpt « o'clook in the afternoon Ai.
Yager, a teamster for a brick yard here,
was run over and killed by a switch en
gine and two oars. The unfortunate
man was about to leave this city for Or
egon, and there seems to be but little
doubt but he lost his life through hts
own carelessness. It appears from a
statement made by wituesses, tbat the
engine wu backing down the track to
ward the freight depot and waa pro
ceeded by two flat oars. A street car,
on which the unfortunate roan was rid
ing, was rather near the track, and some
of the passengers becoming afraid
jumped off. Yager jumped on the
wrong side, on to the track, and was
knocked down by the flat car. When
tbe horrified people who witnessed the
accident ran to his aid, it was found that
the wheels of the two cars and tbe
locomotive had cut hia body
low several pieces, strewing them seversl
feet apart. Tbe engine was stopped as
soon as possible, bat the unfortunate
man's leap was so mdden that neither
the brake unan nor the engineer had time
to apply the brakes before the man was
knocked down. Had he remained on
the street car as did most of the pas
sengers, there would have been no ao
Another account of Ihe aocident was
that Yager waa on bis way to the depot
on foot, and seeing the train backing
down the track hurried np to cross, but
a street oar coming between him and tbe
crossing, he jumped on tbe wrong side
and was knocked down by tbe flat car.
Whichever way the accident occurred it
appears that the trainmen were not to
blame in tbe matter. The bell Of the
engine was riugiog, as it customary, and
the train w«s going at tbe ordinary slow
rate of speed when crossing the streets.
The remains were taken in charge by
Coroner Meredith, and nn inquest will
be held this morning. When they were
lid out on a slab it was evident tbat
there was hardly a part of the body, ex
cept tbe head, wbich had not been in
jured by the wheels. Officer Bjtello ar
rested the engineer, J. A. Heinman, and
W. R. Smith, tbe firemau, and Morris
Thompson, the brakeman. They were
charged with manslaughter, but were re
leased iv their own cognizance upon the
application of Gen, E. E. Hewitt, Divi
sion Superintendent, who said he would
answer for their appearance when want
ed. Deceased was to have started for
Oregon to-day, and had no family except
his second wife. He was about 60 years
of age, but was in good health. He was
a member of the G. A. It., and in good
Many Ranch the River bnt Few
Crone to the Other side.
Henry Hazard ln Arkansas Traveler.
When Moses led the children of Israel
out of the land of bondage and into the
wilderness, everything went well for
awhile, especially when it rained bread
and the woods were full of quails and
game: but when tbey suffered, a few
days af hardships, they began to kick
and growl and lose confidence in
Muses and God. It was while in this
spirit that they came to tbe river of
Kadesh-barnea, and within sight of the
promised land of Canaan, but instead of
crossing the stream, pushing on ahead
and taking possession of thst that be
longed to them, tbey hesitated, then quar
relled, rebelled, turned back, and it was
thirty-eight years before they again got
back to Kadesh-barnea, and during
these long, wtary years ihey experienced
some pretty tough times.
We have all reached Kadesh-barnea
at least ouce in our lives.
I have been there quite a number of
Once I reached the river during the
Civil War, but I was a mere lad, full -of
glory and conceit and I said to myself,
there is plenty of time to cross, no use of
being in a bursy, so I paused and let
things take their course, and before I
waa aware of it the war came to a close
and I fouud myself far from the goal of
my profession.
Years afterward, when I became a
man of business, I agaiu reached Ka
desh-barnea, but I said what is the need
of crossing now; I am doing well
enough, and I will enjoy the day and
make the most of it. I will live up to
my income, take life easy and cross Ihe
stream to-morrow. But to-morrow
never came, though the financial panic
of 1872 did, aod drifted me back, far
back from Kadesh-barnea,
Again I wandered fer years in the
wilderness until I finally dropped into
journalism, snd before I expected I was
once more before Kadesh-barnea. Well,
says I, there need be no great rush, 1
have already a tine reputation aa a
writer, and am solid with my fellow
man. I can cross any time and reach
tbe promised land. But I did not cross
all the same. I kept putting it off day
by day, taking things easy and living
on tbe strength of former success until
the lirst thing I knew some other writer
had taken my place as a public favorite,
and when I fully realized my situation I
found myself again in the wilderness,
far away from Kadesh-barnea.
W r ill I ever reach Kadesh-barnea
again! Well, it is pretty hard to say,
and even if I should will I have the good
sense and strength of character to cross
over and take tbe advantage of the op
portunity offered ? Ab, that's the ques
Who has not been ts Kadesh-barnea
some time in bis life, yet how few have
ever crossed over and taken possession
of the bright land beyond ?
"There goes a man now who once
reached Kadesh-barnea, but failed to
cross. Never a man started out with
such bright prospects. He had money
to back bim in every enterprise and
friends to encourage him in every effort,
but when he reached Kadesh-barnea be
paused, and finally drifted backward
and became a wanderer in the wilder
ness, and to-day, instead of being a
man of high standing and great wealth,
he is an outcast on the face of the
earth—a curse to humanity and to him
There is an actor now playing in one
of our dime museums. Never a man
started out with better opportunities
than he. He wat bright and brilliant;
both the publio and the press were lond
in their praise of him. Bnt when he
came to Kadesh-barnea he found life so
fascinating that he said: "I will drink and
be merry with onr friends to-day; there
is time enough for me to cross to-mor
row." Bat he never crossed the stream.
He lingered and lingered on this side,
and then went backward and backward,
from good to bad and from bad to worse,
until to-day he is only a wreck of bit
former self and is glad to get an odd en
gagement, even at the dime museum.
The fruit Trade.
NO. 157.
Beats the Dauntless in the
The Alitfka Commercial AsaoeiattMn
Opposing* the Development
of that Territory.
Associated Press JJlsnatcbes to tbo Hnau, i
Loudon, Marsh 27.—Tho Coronet ar
rived off Qieenatowo at 1:39 o'eloefc
this morning. Nothing has been seen
of tbe Danntless. Tbe Coronet pases li
the winning point at 12:35 o'clock, on—
der a full press of canvas. The wind
was west-north-west and fresh. In pass-
ing the given line, Roehe'a point, victo
rious, the yacht tired five guns, and
tbe time wat at onoe taken by the Seev
retury and the members of the Royal
Cork Yacht Club, who hud been on the
lookout for her arrival. The ctob tbaat
hoisted the signal announcing tbe Cor
onet's arrival, various stations answer
ing. The wind was blowing hard, aad
the Coronet entered Co k harbor io.
spauking style, with all sails act and hag'
ging the west shore. From start to n..iaa
the Coronet experienced strong gaits,
with tremendous seas. On Tuesday aad
Wednesday last she hove to for several
hours each dsy and made only ninety
miles in forty-eight hours. Th« av>r« w a>
run during tbe pa-sane, varied lrom 239
to 250 miles a diy. The ppar tut oue
occupied in tbe passage is fourteen days,
twenty thtee hours, tbirty-four minutes,
sixteen seconds, and tbe actual time
computed ou the Greenwich basis, four
teen days, nineteen hours, thirty seven
minutes, fourteen seconds. The wbotV
number of nautical miles sailed is
Tbe longest days' run is 291 57 miles
made ou Saturday, Murcb Boifc t
and the shortest, 38 8 miles made oat
Tuesday, March 221. Tbe weather
was uncommonly stormy even for thia
season of the year, no less than seven
gales contributing to keep the sea ia*
ferment for eleven days of tbe trip aad
for two days the weather was to severe'
as to make the question 1 of tbe yaobt's
living through them somewhat doubtful.
She behaved splendidly, however, in alt
sorts of weather and proved herself one
of the stannchest, if not one of the fast-'
est vessels of her size afloat. No acci
dents happened to any of the sailors, des
pite the great risks they were compelled
to undertake at times. With the excep
tion of three torn sills and a little broken
tackle, everything on board of the boat
was in as good a shape when the anchor
was dropped off Queenstown as when [|
waa raised off Tompkiuaville, Stataa
Island. It is thought that a mncK
quicker passage might have been made)
had Captain Crosby carried more sail
on several occasions when the wind was
light, but the sky threatening. He waa
very cautious, and his judgment was
controlled by the barometer, which waa
much of the time below 29° aad
seldom above 30°, the nominal haight
Tbe course was made a Uttte miss
northerly than was thought safe, bat
fortunately no icebergs or field-ioe were
The number of persons on board tho
Coronet was twenty-nine, inoluding six
teen sailors, five officers, steward, cook,
mess boy and five guests. The officers
were: Captain, C. P. Crosby; naviga
tor, T. B. Anderson; mates, W. A.
Whittier and Otto Roberson; boatswain.
Augustus Borgholm.
Tbe Coronet people believe that the
Dauntless will be 24 to 30 hours later ia
arriving. Captain Anderson says the
weather wss tbe worst he has ever expe
rienced in all his 174 Atlantic passages.
New York, March 27.—Bnab, owner
of the Coronet, says he will challenge
the Dauntless to race baok to this port.
The rooms of the New York Yacht
Club were well filled to-day with meat,
bers of the club discussing the result of
the ocean race between tbe Coronet and
the Dauntless. It was the generally ex
pressed opinion tbat the race settles the
fact of the Coronet's greater speed
and the superiority of ibe new
style yachts over those built
after old models. Many, however, of
those present seemed uclined to with
hold their opinion until further particu
lars of the race could be obtained. It
was thought there might be some acet
dent which prevented the Dauntless
from doing her best. There were signs
of r.gret for "Collie" Colt, whose yacht
was rather a favorite with tbe club.
The product of fruits for 1886, ia Cal
ifornia, has been carefully estimated by
those who are supplied with the beat
information obtainable, aa follows: |
Ksislns. 20-pound boxes. . . . . . 7tt,00»
Honey extracted, pounds u,tf».,une
Honey, comb, pounds 600,1410
Heeswax, pounds fOOoo
French prunes, pounds i.too'eoo
Herman prunes, pounds . 125,000
Apples, sun dried, pounds. .... auotno
Peaches,sun dried, pounds . 730 OtO
Plums, sun-dried, pounds .100,000
Pears, sun-dried, pounds 6 /on
drapes, sun dried, pounds. 176,0 M
Apricots, sun-dried pounds 160 OH
Nectarines, sun-dried, pounds 30,000
Figs, sun dried, pounds 110,000
Apples, evaporated, pounr s 000,0*0
Apricots, evaporated and 8. L>.
bleached, pounds. 150,000
Peaches, evap .rated, neeled, pounds 100,000
Peaches, evaporated, unpeeled,
pounds '200.000
Plums, evaporsted, pounds 85,000
Nectarines, evaporated, pounds 25,000
Walnuts, pounds 750,000
Almonds, pounds lOO.eeo
Peanuts, pounds .. 275,00 c
The New York Herald has this to saw
about monopolists and capitalists:
"Steel rails are now sold ia this coun
try for from $37 to $38 per ton. Two
years ago *.hey were aold for $27 par
ton. Increase of price, $10 per tan.
Uuder this increase, the wages of Use
workmen hare been advanced abont
$2.70 per ton. The rest, or $7 30 per
ton, is quietly pocketed by tbe capital
ist employers. Oue million and a half
tons of steel rails are produced annually
in this country. Protected capitalise
employers gain thus over $10,000,(Mp
out of the advanced price for their own
share of protection. This is divided
among the owners of eight steel-rai
mills. These capitalists are very urgent
Will Shoot Chick
M. Chick, of. Los Angeles, haa
answered the challenge, of (Jus Knight,
of this city, to shoot a pigeon matoh, ft »
stating that he wltl shoot for $200 a aid*
at 100 birds, and names April 3d, lfta?.
as the. time and Los Ac geles as s)ee
plaie for the matoh to come off at. Casta
agrees to all the terms mentioned lm tha
answer, except that he will note*|t»
Los Angeles to shook Let Mr. Cast*
come to San Bernardino and he caaharsa
all the shooting that Im de*ine.~[oaa
Bernardino Qtzette.
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