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LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD.
VOL. XXVII. COAST. Four Men Rewarded for a Heroic Deed. TO ECLIPSE THE "DEL HON TEH' Yuma Indians B ported Dyinff of Measles—Suicide of a Santa Barbara. Book-keeper. Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald. Portland, Ogu., April 9.—Silver medals, sent by the Secretary of the Treasury, wero this nfternoon presented •to Charles Richardson, John Jones, Nicholas Dorse, Peter Nesman, August Riferty nnd Alex Wicklaud for saving Eli Christopher from drowning in the breakers on the Columbia river bar, on October 7, 1884. The recipients be longed to the crew of the revenue cut ter Shubrick. Christopher had started to row across the Columbia from Skomo kaway in the evening, and on stopping to light his pipe his oars slid out of the row locks and vanished in the darkness, and he was drifted down into the breakers. The presentation was made in the United States Court room by Judge Deady. The officers and orew of the steamer Man zanita, and a number of military ofliuers and others were present. SANTA UIBBIKA. The Depot (.round Determined lipoit-Hlar Railroad Hotel. Santa Barbara, April 9 —The right of-way agent of the Southern Paoifio Railroad Compauy yosterday completed the purchase of the right of way into this city, and the exact route by which the road will cuter the city is now set tled. The graders are only twelve miles from here. It is reported on good au thority that as soon as tbe road is com pleted to this point the railroad com p toy will begin the erection of slsme hotel oil the tract recently purchased by them erne mile from the city limits. The projected hotel, they say, will eclipse the late Del Monte. ROCNDABOCT REPORT or Yuma Indians Dying of the measles. Albcqoerque, N. M., April 9.—News has beeu reoeived here that measles have attacked the Yuma lodianß in epi demic form, and that members of that tribs are dying off very rapidly. Suicide of a Bookkeeper. Santa Barbara April 9.—Geo. Pol fray, a bookkeeper well-known in tbia city, committed suicide this morning by shooting himself through the heart with a revolver. Tbe cause is unknown. His parents and other relatives reside iv Boston. TWO SCHOONERS WRECKED. Pour Lives Leet at Nsvari.J In the J. E. Epplnsrer. San Francisco, April 9.—A dispatch received by tbe Merchant's Exchange says: The schooner J. E. Eppinger, from San Francisco for Navarro, went ashore at Navarro this morning. One man of the crew of five was saved. Tbe vessel was only two years old, a little over sixty-tbrce tons burthen, com manded by Captain Caspersen and was owned in tbis city. Another dispatch reports the schooner Pet on the beach at Albion. It is be lieved that the cargo and vessel will be saved. THE BILLION MIIUDEB, Reward Offered for lite Chinese Wretch. Chico, April 9—A reward of $1000 has been offered for the capture of the Cbiuaman who murdered Mrs. Billion, at St. John. It is believod he has gone to Sacramento. Sacramento, April 9 —Nothing is known in this ciiy of the arrival of the Chinaman who murdered Mrs. Billion, at St. John, Colu-sa county, last Thurs day. Orland, April 9.—The Coroner's jury in the ca c of Mrs. Hillioo, brought w a verdict of murder, willful and premedi tated. Physicians say that Weaver can not live. The Rain Sturm's Career. San Francisco, April 9.—The rain storm which began yesterday continued all night and to day. It gradually worked south and exteuded into the San Joaquin valley, where it waa most needed, aud also fell along the coast as far south as San Diego. Although not sufficient fell to insure a full crop, yet tho prospect has li. en materially increased, particu larly of early sown grain. Tbe iudications for tho 24 hours com mencing at 4 A. M.on April 10th are for Callforn : a: Fair weutuer, preceded by raio in the southern portion. Thir * teen hundredths of an inch of raio fell iv thia oily in the past 24 hours. Indi cations arc for fair weather. To be Cut up In small Tracts. Los Alamos, April 9.—John S. Bell's ranob, known aa the Los Alamos, com prising 14,000 acres, has been sold to a syndicate. It is stated tbat it will be cut up into small tracts and disposed of to colonizers. Sale of the San Joaquin Ranch. Riverside, April 9.—Dr. Jarvis, of this city, and four others have just com pleted the purchase of the San Joaquin ranch in Los Angeles oounty, south of Santa Ana, for one quarter million of dollars. Appointed to the state Board of Sacramento, April 9.—The Governor has appointed A. 8. Chapman, of Los Angeles, member of the State Board of Horticulture, vice B. M, Lelong re signed. NOT LOST. Tbe Steamer Eagle and Her 300 ITIon safe. Halifax, April 9.—Advices from St, John, N. F., indicate that the sealing steamer Kagle, which was reported lost with 300 persons on board, was taking seals in White Bay March 24th. An other telegram received from St. John this afternoon says that reliable news has reaohed here of the safety of the sealing steamer Eagle. She was seen by tbe steamer Aurora ou the sth inst. SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 10, 1887.—TEN PAGES. J On. can t In c and lay aa Itepre ■entafive Men. We do not speak of their personal oharßotera at all, but only of two sys tems of thought, which we may call Orthodox Faith and Agnostic Foith. Mr. Aguostio Faith comes or the stage challenging Orthodox Faith ar.d fires n broadside tire into orth doxy, and Or thodox Faith makeß no reply or resist ance. This hi a plea of inability to re ply to that fire and challenge. I assume Orthodox Faiih declines, because the challenge is from an Agnostic Faith acknowledging he is unable to explain tho knowleiige by divino revelation of tbe only true God and whom He hath sent,' Jesus Christ) hik' their rela tor, a knowledge ot which gives eternal life to man. Hero now from the mt uth of Jesus Christ is the only divine com mission of authority lo any mau to speak in his name, Luke xxi, 15: "For I will give you a mouth and a wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist." This is the only possible proof of a divino teacher sent in the illumination and power of Jesus Christ. "If I do not the works of my Father believe me pot." John x, 37, is the evidence of Jesus h ing sent. No toaolier can rationally be received, who does not understand himself what he is called upon to teach, and who is unable to teach what is truth. I will say that negative agnosticism, tbat is, total ignorance, can never prove anything, bnt that the man who offers agnosticism in evidence to prove any tnirg is able to prove but oue thing then by, that is, that he himself is au ignorant fool. All truth is tbe truth of a good to man, aud benco can never be realized but iv the use of doing thut good to mau. Hence violated truth ia evil. London, April 9 —Tbe ant coercion meeting to be held in Hyde Park on Monday promises to be tho biggest out door political meeting ever held iv Lou don. Gladstone to-day issued to the miuers ot the north of Great Britain, a majority of whom a c enthusiastic fol lowers of his, the following letter, which amounts lo a manifesto: "I Can not refrain from calling your attention to the meeting which is to be held iv Hyde Park next Monday, and to which, I understand, ten thousand work men of London intend generously to devote their holiday. If ever there was a time when it was the inter est of the English workingman to think of himself, this is the time. It is tbe first time when v coercion bill, if pa sed, is to lie passed by England's vole alone against the voices of Scotland, Ireland and Wales. In my opinion the rejection of the bill is even more needed by England than by Ireland. For Ireland it is aqnes lion of suffering, aud the knows how to suffer. " For England it is a question of shame aud dishonor, and to cast away shame and dishonor is the first bus ne ■ of a great nation. May the meeting of Monday ntxt ring tbe death knelt of the most insulting and mist causeless coercion bill ever submitted to Parlia ment. Hurt liik ton's Advice to the I «i. lonlels. London, April 9. —Lard Hartingtoti has written the following letter to the Unionists' meeting: "It is of great im portance that some answer should be given to the agitation which is being promoted against the measure necessary the maintenance of order in Ireland. It is doubtless greatly to be regretted th it tbe government ii compelled agniu to resort to coercive measures, although libiral s atesmeu have not shrunk from on occasions proposing, iv similar cir cumstances, legislation of equal if not greater eeverity. It ia my firm conviction that tho desire which compels the government to resort to this policy is uot spontaneous and is not mainly oansed to redress grievances. It is tbe result of a rieierminati.n of some leaders of the Irish people to prove tbat the government of Ireland by the Parliament of the United Kingdom is impossible aud an attempt ia being made to discredit both remedial and re pressive legislation. In my judgment, this attempt ought to bo firmly resisted by tbe Unionists, both Liberal und Con servatives. I I will lend to any minister, editor or any honest national layman a book that will settle the truth involved in the mat ter between these t«o representative men, and show tbat neither is au author ized divine teacher. After all objection* are made to that book by all that is pos sible for them to make, I will publish a seven chapter, and with a mouth and wisdom no man can gainsay or resist, show them the only true God iv Jesus Crist and (heir divino relation by wbich eternal life is giveu to man. R L. Farnsworth, 549 S. Spiiug street, cily. Last evening thortly after dusk the numerous Chinamen employed in Brown's restaurant on Main Street, dis covered that a strange Chinaman was in their room, and in less time- than it takes lo fry an egg, they had that room sur rounded aud called for iho police, Oiii cer Collins appeared on ihe scene aud arrested Ah Wing who was charged with burglary. The Ramle Plant. The Herald a few days ago contained an article on tbe subject of ramie cul ture. Tbe brilliant namesake of this journal, the Pbcenix Daily Htrald, has uu artielo on the same subject as follows: "Headers of the Herald will remember the introdnction ot the ramie plant into tbe United States a dozen or more years ago, and the furore it created and the consequent disappointment when it was found that there was no known process by which it could be successfully pre pared for the market. Tho botanical name of this plant is Boehmeria 'Vena cunima or in English the gigantic, sting less nettle. Those familiar with the stinging nettle can form an idea of tbe great growth of ramie which once well rooted attains a height of six to eight feet and the third year will cover the whole field as thick as it can stand. At three years old it will produce three cut tings the plant being perennial—coming from tbe root each season. Tnc Western Fibre Company, a San Francisco corporation, has secured the pa'ent for decorticating, i.e.: cleaning the til ire of its gum aud other objection able elements and preparing it tor mar ket. This they will do for the grower or purchase tbe dry stalks in bulk and clean and market it ou their own ac count. Tbe present price of marketable fibre is five cents per pound, aud it is claimed that offer the first year frfm planting 5500 pounds per acre for two cutiings aim bOOO pounds' for tbree cut tirgs cm bo made. This is at the rate of £275 anil $400 per acre respectively. It is said 1 bat the ci st for decorticat ing is not likely to exceed §75 per acre. This will leave a probable return to the growi r of $'200 ami $325 per acre re spectively. Should the cost be §100 or $125 jut acre, even then tie margin of pr til is marvelous. The market for the fibre Is principally in Englund aud Eu rope, but with its successful decortica tion and abundant supply inonufactories will spring up all over the Uuited Slates and notably on the Pacific cons', which is better adapted 10 i s culture thau at any point in the Atlantic States. There is no danger of the market being over done, for its universal adaptability will cause it to supplant hemp, iiix, sisal, and in fact all fibres tbat are now used. Its fineness and Btretigth is fcuch tbat for the heaviest and strongest cable it outranks everything other than iron or steel, und for the tii est floss or thread it is equal to silk. For all textile fabrics it has no super or and but one possible equal, and that is silk. It will be seen by this tbat, as before said, there is no danger of overstocking the market. It delights in a rich, moist, alluvial soil, but will grow well on any soil adapted to wheat or other grain pro vided abundant moisture is supplied it. We kujow of no spot better adapted to this plant then the irrigable lands of the Salt and Gila rivers where all the above conditions exist. If there is no mistake about this new process doing its work effectively, it would seem tbat Providence has specially smiled upon this country iv withholding this boon until our Territory was fully ready to take it among the many other good things we huvo and thus make the most of the limited area of arable lauds within ber borders to en rich her people. So deeply impressed with this Bubject have several people be come tbat plants for experiment have been sent for to lest its merits near Pbcenix. If one-half claimed for it be true it is a gre iter boon for the masses of tbe people tban would be new gold fields or silver mines. The Herald will watch the progress of its culture in California and the suocesa of its decortication with deep interest, hoping and believing tbat , something vastly important will result in this new movement." THE ECCLESIASTICAL. BILL. And the Bitter Controversy to Which it Leads in Uerniatif. TCops righted by tho New York Associated Press, 1M7.1 Berlin, April 9 —Tho Ecclesiastical bill has been iixed as the order of the day in the Unterbaun for tho 20th. At a recent short conference tbe national leagues were disposed to assent to the bill, after stating in the course of the de bate that their acceptance would be con ditional on no further concessions being made to the Vatican. The controversy has become most bitter; tbe unceasing hostile language of the Catholic pre-s has enured a revolution in tbe pacific mood of the Nnliooal Liberal and Con servative papers. Instead of now dis cussing tbe acceptance of tbe measure, as lassed by the Oberbaus, tbo National Liberals are disposed to reject tbe bill unless all of Bishop Kopp'a amendments are siric' en cut. Iv tlelereute to Prince Bismarck they will consent lo the adop tion of tbe original bill but will not go a stop beyond On tbe other hand the Centre party begins to forward again tbe whole of Bishop Kopp's proposals, in cluding those which the committee of tbo Oberhsus refused to entertain. Dr. Windthorst's expected submis-ijn to the Vatican is ouly provi ional. If tbe Con servative aud National Liberal groans oppose entire freedom of the so-called religious orders, including tbe right of tuition in schools, Ihe Centre will main tain war, as these very points find the bitterest opposition. The chances of v Pacific settlement seem remote. Intense irritation prevails ou both sides. Tbe Ceutorists avow their readiness to sub mit to the Curia but maintain that Prince Binmarck has outwitted the Vati can and that Mgr. Galimbtrti's mission was a failure. The National Libsrsll consider that Priuce Bismarck lias beeu grossly deceived in trying to dominate the Center parly through hope. MORPHINE'S VIITIt. A Woman Hetiirns I'lnnder When Drunk With the Drug. Burlinoton, Vt., Apiil 9.—The mys tery connected with disappearance of $12,000 in money and bonds from A. F. Whitmore's oilioe some time ago was solved to day by the confession of Mrs. Eunice Walcb, who was arrested on tbe charge of committing tho theft. Mouoy amounting to $100 was fonnd on her per son, but iv spite of a week's search by the officers the tin cash box and $11,000 iv stocks and bonds could not be fouud. It having beeu learned thai Mrs. Walob was a morphine viotim, tbe drug was takeu away from her aud this morning she acted like a raving maniac. The city physician ordered tho drug restored to her aud wheu it had taken tffect she agreed to tell where the box wa« ; pro vided she was not prosecuted. Follow ing her direoiions her lawyer found the box and papers concealed under the doorstep of a house, not a block away from the city hall. She is not consid ered responsible and will probably be taken to un asylum. A Strong Organization. FiTTSBtJRO, April 9.—The requisite number of Assemblies of Knights of Labor signed yesterday for the formation of a State Assembly of Iron-Workers. The new organiz ition embraces nothing but these workmen, and is reported to be the strongest labor society in the State. It will number, so its advocates | say, not less than 25,000 men. ALSACE-LORRAINE. GermtiiT'i Treatment of a Con quered Country. [Copyrighted by tbe New York Associated Press, 1887 ] Berlin, April 9.—Tbe decree issued at Slrasburg to-day applies to all French men. It is the order of December, 188(1, according to wbich anyone connected with the French army, desiring to so journ in Alsace-Lorraine must previously obtain the permission t f tbe Germau au thorities. Tbe Fieuch continue to give unauthentic accounts of the severities practiced on their sympathizers. Prince Hobenlobe, Governor of Alsace-Lor raine, has instructed the officials to con ciliate tho people ai d never to interfere unless there should occur an open baeach of law. The French papers de nounce the urrest of « number of youths atZibern. Tho facts are that a large number of young French Alsatians gathered i" front of th» Msine, tore ■i German Hig to shreds and broke tbe flag staff. Five offenders werearresitd aud will be (tied. A, -vvcular, sent to tbe singing societies of Slrasburg, in viting their udhereuce to (he terms on which Ihe government will permit their continuance, has been distributed through all the communes of Alsace- Lorraine. Those societies failing to sub mit to tbe government's terms before the tenth will be diss >lved. These and other measures show that the g ivern ment will not permit public demonstra tions or private con-firing* in favor of Frauca. The destruction of the old for tifioatinns at Slrasburg have been com pleted. The ground will be used for new streets. FOREIGN. Gladstone's Appeal Against the Coercion Bill. THE STEAMER EAGLE IS SAFE. Hartinjrton to tho Unionists—Feel ing 1 Caused iv Germany by the Ecclesiastical Bill. Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald socialistic clubs. Arrests ol Jlaiir Members In Sev eral Large Herman Cities. [Copyrighted by the N> w York Associated Pre ss, 18-7 Cologne, April 9.—Since the polioe of Hamburg discovered a secret socialistic club on Wednesday, they have been seizing a number of documents and pamphlets. Arrests have been made daily. The club was affiliated with similar organizations in Stettin, Kcetiigsberg, Ilmenau and elsewhere, and in those places many arrests have been made. Among the persons taken into custody at Bamharg is Steiufelt, editor of the Burger Zeitung. Tbe So cialist Niohehen, after ins txjulsiou from Berlin, took reluge at Nordhausen, whero he was arrested on the charge of inciting a so itlist demonstra tion. The Anarchist, John Neree, was recently arrested at Liege for trying to snuggle copies of Moert's Freihe.il ucruss the frontier. He has beeu sur rendered by the IS Igiau polioe to the Prussian authorities. The socialist Pfsnnkuch, formerly member of tbe Reichstag, and Herr Teichmaon, editor of the suppressed paper.Der Volksfreund have been sentenced to pass a we, k's im prisonment in the Castle for holding a prohibited meoting. CITIZENS' OIUHTS, What licrman-A mertcau Citizens mar Expect In the Fattierlanct. [Copyrighted by the New Ynts Associated Press, IsW.r" Cologne, April 9.—The judgment o' the Supreme Court of Justice has been sent to the Ministry of the Interior.cteter mining the scope of tbe American treaty, regarding naturalized citizens. It af firms tbat the acquisition of citizenship in Ihe United Stales with an unbroken residence there of five years causes the loss of in Germany, Such persons, when re urnitig, will be liable to expulsion from Germany until they acquire German rights. The American Consul-General at Ber lin, in acknowledging tbe receipt of in formation of the details regaiding the management of market balls, thanked the Town Council and expressed tbe conviction that German markets might reive as models for those of American cities. THE TKiPIM.fr; ALLIANCE. A ii Italian stat.Miian'i Views on a I-raneo-l lallxu Compact. Copyrighted by the New York Associated Press, 1887. J Cologne, April 9.—Count Herbert Bismarck is mentioned as tho special envoy charged with tbe completion of the Auetro German Italian allianca. The Tngeblatt publishes au interview with Signer Crespie, tbe Italian Minister of the Interior, to tbe effect that the Italian Miuistry is strongly in favor of the allittuce. Signor Crespi said: "Prance, notwithstanding its democracy, is Italy's enemy. Those who talk about the Prauoo-Italian alliance ate either idiols or iuttiguers" CONDITIO) * Ol' < HOI'S. Heport of the Department of Agriculture for April. Washington, April 9.—The report of the Department of Agriculture for April says the Pacifies Slope barley seeding time was dry, but tbe rains came later aud tbe whole breadth was put in fair condition, though somewhat after the usual date. The covering of suow dur ing tbe early portion of the winter waa better than usuol over a large part of tho wheat area, but there are from many sections complaints of scanty protection during tbo very trying weather sinoe February loth. The month of Maroh was tho most severe of a series of years, the temperature being below the average over the whole wheat area of the Mis sissippi river. The alternate freezing nnd thawing wrought serious damage. The bare fields, especially in the bottom and poorly drained lands of Pennsylva nia, Virginia and Ohio, suffered severely from this inclemency. The general average of condition is 88, the same as in 1881, and higher than at the same date iv 1883 and 1885, when it was 80 and 76 respectively. Tbe April condition of last year was *92 5, which was still further improved by fair weather duriug the month. The average for California is 92 and for Oregon, 98 Santiauo de Cuba, April 10.—News has been received from Hayti to the ef fect that an amiable settlement of tbe British claims may be expected. The Haytien Assembly has had two special settlings, one public aud one secret, to consider the deinanti made by Hill, the British special agent now in Hayti. Blame's Bad Cold. St. Louis, April 9—Adispatoh tothe Associated Press agent here from R. C. Kerens, who left yesterday in company of Dr. Mudd for Fort Gibson, says Dr. Mudd, jointly with Dr. Berne, post sur geon, after consultation to day made the following report: Blame has a alight broncho-pneumonia. His general condi tion is good; pulse, 92; temperature, 99; he eats nourishment readily. Another Outrage by a Chinaman. Alboq.ukko.ue, N. M., April 9.—The dead body of Joe. Gebhart, a young ranohowner, was found yesterday near hit ranch at Fort Band. Gebbart had a quarrel with a Chinaman last week, and it is b*lieved that the Chinaman com mitted the crime. The latter has been arretted. EASTERN. Princely Beqnest to a New York Church. MURDEROUS MONTANA MINEBS. Dr. McGlynn Enters the Lecture Field—Project of a Railroad in Colorado. Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald New Yoiik, April 9.—The will of tbe lato Catherine Lorillard Wolfe, cental s nearly 50 pages of closely written legil cjp. Many provisions of the will can not be made pu olio as many of the be quests are made in letters addressed to the legatees personally. In the will the letters are merely referred to in clauses with the request that the bequests be delivered to the persona addressed. The preamble shows tbe striking religious feeling of tbe deceased. Her valuable collection of paintings goes to the Met ropolitan Museum of art as already stated. To D W. Bishop and L. K. Lorillard each $260,000 is given. Many thousands of dollars are bequeathed in a private manner to van us charities and persons. The most important clause is to be found in the following co dicil: "I do give and bequeath the sum of 8350,000 to tho rector, wardens and vestry of Grace Chnrch in the city of New York, in their corporate capacity, to be had and held by them and their successors, upon trust, to keep tbe same safely invested and to receive the income thereof, and apply the same to the main tenance, improvement and decoration of the present Grace Church, an edifice sit uated on Broadway near Tenth street, especially to maintain, control and per petoate the observance of religious wor ship and instruction, according to the rites in their purity, of the Protestant Episcopal Church in America." DISSATISFIED MINERS Who Intended Rebellion bnt were checkmated, Helena, Mom., April 9.—Advices have been received by Adjudant General Turner of ibis City tbat some dissatis tied miners at Anaconda have organized for riotous demonstrations tomorrow. A large number of Deputy Sheriffs have been sworn in and armed with Winches ters to preserve the peace. The dissat isfiction is owiug to a question of wages. Later at night it was developed tbat the strikers had planned to seize the arms and ammunition of the Terri tory to-night but they were quietly re moved to Helena. Tbe outline of the plan of general action was that they would in the meruing aasasinate the Superintendent and break up tbe camp, if necessary, by firing tbe works, the largest plant in the cunnlry, belonging to Haggin and Tevis of San Francisco. There is great but suppressed excite I ment in town and about tbe works. Dr. fllcNlynn Becomes a Lec turer. New York, April 9,—Dr. McGlynn will set oat to-morrow evening on a leo luring tour throughout the country. He goes to Cincinnati, where he will lec ture Tuesday evening. He will then proceed to Indianapolis, and afterwards to Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, St. Louis, R.chmsnd and New Orleans. BY THE IKON HOKSE. Proposed Opening Up of Rich Districts In Colorado. Albuquerque, April 9.—The Board of Trade of this city, at their meetings last night and this morning, have completed preliminary arrangements toward incor porating the Albuquerque, Duraugo and Pacific Railroad. This road will run from Albuquerque, through a portion of the richest agricultural and mineral lands of New Mexico, and, crossing the continental divide, will descend through tbe fruitful Saa Juan valley to the city of Duraugo, one of the most flourishing cities ot Colorado; tbencs into Monte zuma valley to the cities of Rico and Telmude, via the Las Animas and Do. lores valleys. The lirandsire of St. Julien, tiles und is mourned. Midiilktown, Ky., April 9.—Harry Clay the great sire of trotting speed products, died Wtducsday at the stock farm of J. D. Willis, aged 34 years. He was foaled in 1852. If is reputation was not tbat of a 3ire of performers, but as a sire of producers, eight of bis daughter.! Pr ducing fourteen perform er-, among them St. Julien,with a rec ord of 2:11 J. As a breeding horse he rankeel uext to Himbletouian. An ap propriate monument will bo erected ovtr his grave. Illinois Association. The Illinois Society gave another of its enjoyalilo literary, musical and social entertainments last evening in Good Templar's Hall. There was a good at tendance, and all appeared to enjoy themselves. An instrument il duet was charmingly rendered by the Misses Ab bie Denny and Carrie Kinney. Miss Grace Miltimore rendered a violin solo in an artistic manner. The Athena Quartette of the University, consisting of Miss Helen Dyer as tenor. Miss Helen Burnett, soprano; Miss Grace Mdtimore, alto; and Miss Lillie Manker, bass, sang two selections in their happiest and most charming manner, showing the training their institution gives. A recitation, "The Paiutcr of Seville," was given by Mrs. A. B Maxfieldinher peculiar style. Under tbe caption of "The Red School House," Mr. Ralph E Hoyt made some facetious remarks about his school days, and philosophized on the educa tional system of to day. Willie Lam bourne gave a recitation, to the delight of all. Though Master Willie is so small, he talks like a little major. Mrs. Catching sang "The Maiden's Rose," and responded to an enoore with a waltz solo. Dr. Grosvenor, who is always happiest in an assemblage, gave a decla mation. On motion of Mr. Fred Alles, the present effioers, Ralph E. Hoyt, Chairman; Walter S. Melick, Secretary, and Miss I. Overman, were re elected, Adjourned to meet again in two weeks. The linyll matter. Undelivered Telegrams. There are undelivered telegrams held at the Western Union telegraph office, 17 North Main street, tor want of proper address for the following persons: Mrs. Elmore Lyman, G. A. Garrettson, Mr. Dale Harrison, laadore Lievre, J. J, MoClemore, W. A. Whillock. A COLONY OF QUAKERS. Purchase of st Large Ranch For Families at "Friend*." J Some time ago a Herald reporter learned that a number of fumilies of "Quakers," or "Friends," were desirous of establishing a colony in California, and lhat a gentleman highly couuected with tbe sect was then traveling in the S ate to find a suitable location. Last night the reporter obtained an intro. duetioo to this gentleman, and learned from Mm the result of hit labors. His name is A. H. Pickering, and he is President of the Publishing Association of Friends, of Chicago, an institution publishing nine religious papers, of which the Christian Worker is the prin cipal. Mr. Pickering ia a gentleman of unusual height, six feet and a half in his stocking feet; of an energetic snd strong appearance, though tbe grey locks betray that he has passed the period of youth. His energy will be easily shown by the following answer, in reply to the reporter's query as to the extent of his travtls while lv California. Said Mr. Pickering* "I arrived in California on the 10th of February, and since that time I have traveled unremit tingly. I investigated the Sacramento valley, the San Joaquin valley, Kern county, Santa Barbara county, Ventura, San Bernardino, San Diego, the north ern part of Lower California, including Ensenads, and I traveled most all tbe time by team. About three weeks ago I came to Los Angelea county, and making this city and Pasadena my head- Suarters, have made excursions day after ay in search of tbe kind of a place we wanted for our colony. Los Angeles pleased me better than any other spot I have yet visited, and I concluded that if a ranch suitable for our colony could be obtained here I ought not to mind a little exertion and fatigue to discover it. I hunted considerably, and finally found a place that, in my eyes, has all tbe qualifications. The soil and climate are unsurpassed. Yes, sir! I have selected the 'John M. Thomas' ranch. It lies abouotuirteen miles from Los Angeles, tv a southeasterly direction, is but four miles from Norwalk, en the Southern Pacific railroad, and is within two miles of tbe Atchison, Topeka aud Santa Fc track, now being built through the Santa Ana canon. I have ascertained that there is a good prospect that the road.will rnn through the ranch. The place is within two miles of tbe fa mous sulphur spring known as the Ful ton Wells." Mr. Pickering added tbat he had asso ciated with him men of unquestioned standing among the Society ot Frieods, most of them members thereof, some of them residents for some years past of Southern California, and therefore espe cially qualifitd to assist in tbe location of a colony of this character, He men tioned Jonathan Bailey, of Los Angeles, formerly of Ohio; William H. Coffin, of Pasadena, formerly of Lawrence, Kan.; Elwood Newlin, of Lawrence, Kan.; John H. Painter, of Pasadena, and Bervey Lindley, of Los Augeles. these meu will immediately subdivide the tract into five, ten and twenty-acre lots, after first selecting about 100 acres for a town site. Mr. Pickering said he wonld return to Chicago soon and give his assistance and ' experience to over fifty families tnat are desirous of coming out, to get on their »ay here. Jonathan Baily will move out upon the tract at once and prepare it for their reception, while the business management will be left wilh Hervey Liodley at Los Angelea. The class of colonists, which it is Mr. Pickering's desire to introduce here, is most dosirable, as the Quakers are noted for their honorable dealing, and their universal thrift. Mr. Pickeries! himself is not a stran ger to many in this country, having spent tbe winter of '75 and '76 here. He has been a member of the Chicago Board of Trade for years, and is well known throughout tbe country. On bis own part, be says, he is pleased more than ever with the country and will ar. rauge bis affairs to make this place his future home. The colony has been organized under the title of tlia Pickering Land aud Water Company, with a capital of $500,000, of which 8:210,000 is sub scribed; of this amount A. H. Picker ing takes 342,000 ; John H. Painter, $42,000; Fordyce Grinnell, $21,000; Eleazer Andrews, $21,000; Jonathan Bailey, $21,000; Elwood Newlin, $21, --000; Milton Liu.lley, $21,000; Hervey Lindhy, $21,000. Jonathan Bailey is President, and Hervey Lindloy -eeretary, Trensuier and Business Man ager. The "Thomas Ranch" was purchased from MesM-s. Birch and Boal, who hud purchased it themselves about one year ago from Mr. Thomas. It lies immed iately at the foot bills and owns its own water supply. It i< within full view of the Ocean, Los ADgeles Cily and the surrounding towns, aud is on the main travel" el road between the Quaker set tlement of Pasadena and Modcna, and I about midway between the two. On a p rtion of the laod asphaltum for paving and sidewalks as well as brea for fuel is found, btsidts this thero are strung in dications of petroleum. There can be but little doubt tbat oil will bo found >ince tbe tract is iv the same range of lulls from which ihe famous Purente oil wells obtain their supply. Mr. Pickering says that most of the Quaker families thot are coming are from lowa, Kansas, Indiana and Illinois, with a few from the East. He hopes that by fall fifty families, numbering about 250 people, will have arrived at tbe colony and that others will follow until Spring, when all the land of the "Friends" settlement will be tsken up. There are already several families on tho road now. lie Kit V CLAY, Street Railway Franchises. The Board of Public Works yesterday morning recommended that tbe Los Ange les Development Company be granted a franchise to construct a cable road com mencing at the intersection of Eighth street and Grand avenue, and running thonce along Eighth to Hill, to First to Fort, to Franklin and to a connection on New High street with the New High street cable road already granted, and that a franchise be granted J. F. Crank and Herman Silver to build a double track oablo road over the following route: Commencing at Seventh snd Al varado streets, down Seventh to Fort, to First, to Aliso avenue and Chicago streets. Mayor Workman stated that Messrs. Crank and Silver now own the controlling interest in the Workman- Goodwin franchise for First street and Mr. F Harkness stated that Mr. Crank controls the City and Central lines of street oars. NO. 5. ROTTEN HULKS. I Mare Island Called a Naval Graveyard FOE CONDEMNED WAR VESSELS. Possible Interference of this Coun try With British Encroachment in the West Indies. Associated Press Dlsptlcbes to the Hikald. Washington, April 9 —As a result of the surrey of tbe United States ships Shenandoah and Lackawanna, at Mara Island, these vessels will be sold at public auction and their names will be stricken from tbe naval register. Th era are two other wooden naval vessels, tb* Cysne and Wachusett, now condemned and awaiting sale at Mare Island, and tbree at New York, the Tennessee, Powbattan snd Tioonderago. Thsi names of wooden war ships are rapidly disappearing, and Mare Island has ao quired the name of a naval graveyard among the naval offiaer* from the num ber of condemnations of vessels that ar* made there. TBE lUUJKOE DKtTBIKE. The tin Ilea States Mar Have «*> maintain it lv the West ladlca. Washington, April 9.—Although tho official announcement has been received at the Department of State of tbe report that Great Britain has threatened to seize the Tortugas Islands, yet it ia learned now from the American consul ate at Hayti which has kspt the depart ment fully informed at to tbe nature of tin; British claim and of all the proceed ings taktn by that governmtut against Hayti during the pa»t tbrso or four years, that the muter is reported to have assumed a serious phase. The gov ernment, with a view to being prepared for any emergency, is beginning tv can van its resources, in case it should become necessary to again assert the in. tention of this country to maintain the Monroe dootriue to tbe extent of pro tecting these small Republ cs of tbe American continent against the en croachment of European powers. Tho result of inquiries into the naval re sources of the United States is not en couraging. So far several wooden ves sels, forming training squadrons, are now on their way northward from the west and at present there is no vessel bearing the American flag in the Hay tien water*. Tbe Yantic is at Key West and Ihe Galena at Aspinwall, and it is possible that one or both of these vessels may be ordered to the vicinity of Hayti to rep resent the United States Government ia tbe event that it may become necessary to cuter a formal protest against Euro peau encroachments in the West India*. General Hailroua Sou ventloaw PiTTSBrjBO, April 9.—The general convention of all tbe railroads of the United States will be held at New York on Wednesday next. A special commit tee will be appointed to arrange for the uniformity fornewspecial time schedules, which will go into tffect about May Ist. The report of the special oommittee on train rules will be received. Tbe work of this committee will result in uniform schedules being adopted by all roads in the oouutry. Governor of Washington Terri tory. Washington, April 9.—Tbe President this afternoon appointed Eugene Sera pie, of Washington Territory, to ba Governor of Washington Territory. FINANCE AND TRADE. A Review ol the Day's Trass. New York, April 9 — The stock markot to-day had little of vim anl go in it for the first of the we k, but was dull, though firm, without important movements la prices except in a few specialties; opening firm to strong, though imrirovemaut was not maintained in early trading; the mar ket raided anl Iric.ional advances were es tablished, butthere was no feature of import ance. But after 1 o'clock it became dull and weak In Pacific Mail and Fort Worth aud Denver, hut the list agalu became firm and closed steady at quite slight changes only from the opening figures- Government bonds were dull aud steady. The Keeley motor has t ceu active during the week around (18, with that price bid this morning Keeley was to give another private exhibition of his motor iv Philadel phia this afternoon, and impoilaut devel opment, are expected. Financial. New York, April 9.—Three per cent. Government bonds, 100: lour per cent. f our >na a hsli per cent cou pons, UU; Central Pacific, 42; Louisville A Mich. Ceil raI.MJJi; Kansas & Texas, 33' 8 ; Northe n Pacific, 29; preferred, CI; Northwestern, 122'„; New York Central, 112*4; Oregon Navigation. 100: 1 rsnseonll nenul. 8">; Pacific Mail, 571.; Ro< k Island, 21%; Bt. Paul, 93%; Texas 23> a ; Un i ion Pacific, 01%; United States Expr .a, 62: Wells, Fargo A Go's Kxpresa, 127, Western : Union Telegraph, ~t~%. Bar silver, 94K- Money on call—Easy at 5@7 per cent; closed, offered at 4. Prime m rcautile p*per, 5@6. Sterling exehan;e—Quiet snd tteaey at 1 »4 >:4 for tOday bills; <4 demaud. Sim Francisco, April 9.—The following are the closing prices: Bests Bolcher 16.25 If. AN 430 Crocker 80 Potest 7 S7« C hollar 6 S7J4 Ophlr 6 S7H Con. Virniula. 13.75 Savage 490 Confidence... 7 7a Mierra Nevada 8 10 Gould&C'ry. 355 [Union Con ... 2.70 ' Silver bars—Per cent discount, 2i>; ,(3>28. Petrolennt. Nbw York, April 9.—Petroleum opened firm and advanced steadily till near tbo ' close, when it touch d ci-'h reacted, and closed at ts? 4 . Sales, S.lOf.uuo barrels. Tbe drain markets. DOMESTIC. Bah Fsamcisoo, April 9. — Wheat — Active and excited; buyer season, S1.80M; ' buyer 18«7, IMW. Barley — Active and excited; buyer sea sou, «1.05 Vi; buyer 1807, 51.09K Corn-California large yellow, ll.OTMflrl.M per cental; small yeilow, »1.15 to 1.20 ---whlto, tl. 10® 1.15. Chicaoo. April 9 —Wheat— Closing—Kan cash, Si.c per, bushel; May, June.' 820. Corn- Easy; eaah, 84%@38H0 per bushel; May,37 l-16o; June, 40 u-iso. Chicago, April 9 — California dUpatehea were received ou 'Change to-day say tag tbat wheat, except in the southern counties, had been greatly relieved by ratna, and that prices showed a disposition to decline Tho news helped a little to make au easier feel lost here snd May wheat, which opened at si ■ cents, dropped to by noon. Chicago meat market. Chicaoo, April 9.—Pork—Steady —-»• 120.75 per barrel; May and June, ML. '