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LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD.
VOL. XXVII. THE COAST. Defeat of San Francisco's New Charter. AMENDMENTS MEET LIKE FATE Huntinir Mrs. Billion's Murderer. Races at Hay District— Boiler Explosion at San Francisco. Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald. Owing to trouble ou the Overland wires aod those between San Francisco and Los Augeles, the telegraphic reports from other places are light this morning. San Francisco, April 12.—Returns received from 150 out of 176 preoincts of this city give 9,294 votes for and 12,473 against tbe new charter. The defeat of the charter is now assured. THE THREE AITIIiNDIriENTS. Probabilities That They are 411 Defeated. San Francisco, April 12.—Returns up to midnight from outside San Fran cisco indicate that ail three Constitu tional Amendment! have been defeated. The vote in San Francisco from 150 com plete precincts out of 176 show the following result: For number 1, 13,842 against 6,143; for number 2, 14,252, against 5,964} for number 3, 14,444, against 5,795. It is believed, however, that majorities in this city will not be sufficient to overcome the adverse votes iv the country. San Fernando, April 12.—Twenty live votes oast for ameudment number 1, twenty-two tor amendment number 2, eighteen for amendment number 3; twenty-one against amendment 1, three against amendment 2, and seven against intendment 3. untlnar tlie Chinese Itlnrderer. • jcramknto, April 12 —A gentleman 11 lived from Chico says the £hiua , who murdered Mrs. Billiou will turely be caught to-day, as his tracks along the river, on the Chico side, were followed last night up to where he had been yesterday. He soya nearly every man on the west side cf Butte county is cut vt'ith a gun, searching every rod of ground in the vicinity. The excitement increases at the prospect of capturing 1 the desperate murderer. Gridlf.y, Cal., April 12.—Chinees camps near here were cloßely searched ' toftlay for the Billiou murderer but no clue was obtained. A writing teacher met a Chinaman Uwi id. Marysville, near Livcnr I; bid 1 last night. The i,.Mu. ).st .i. .. . i < hud down ■'"'•« • ' • i :•» • • • ' lid passed. t! « !.• ii' i iil t i ! Di was seen j( •i )i .j •. j i eek,be ■ v • < .. '1 ; i ( / j case of • ! I,i i k lloy I»" i iiounded it,* Am Ii cf -ii P are scouring 1 i , \, i .ii ib Irs neigh- .!».«<«" » • • Bls ti < i ii. tn ! bam i! to. Ajr 1 J?. - he J-J Ii i i ret) ~ iritciaaaa in afro' UK i i»« between Orphan Girl, Wt I* r-., Len Hayden, Allie Whipple and Bituminous, the race was won by Orphan girl. Time, 2:34J, 2:37:1, 2:334, 2:39J, 2:40, 2:43 J. Second race, between Blame, Peacock, Ed and Johnny Diegel, won by Peacock. Time, 2:28j, 2:31J, 2:30 i, 2:31. Match race between Mission Boy and Bede R , was won in three straight heats by Mission Boy. Time, 2:361, 2::<n and 2:42 l . Boiler Explosion. San Francisco, April 12.—About noon to-day a boiler exploded in Mite! - ell's carpet-beating establishment on Fourteenth street, near Mission, Three small buildings in the immediate vicinity were wrecked by the explosion and a Chinaman was injured by Hying timbers. The building in which the boiler wns located caught lire but was quickly ex tinguished. The damage will amount to about §2000. The cause of the ex plosion is unknown, the engine not be ing in motion at the time. Ilcscue of a Schooner's Drew. San Pedro, Cal., April 12.—The schooner Mabel Gray, just arrived, three and a half days from Humboldt, reports fearful rough weather all the way. When off Point Sur she sighted the schooner Joshua Grindle, water-logged and unmanageable. With difficulty sbe received the entire crew aud brought them to San Pedro all well. Suicide by Prussic Acid. San Francisco, April 12.—Henry Wolters. aged 24, formerly secretary of the Boca Brewing Company, was found dead in his room this morning. He had committed suicide by taking prussiu acid and turning on tbe gas. Wolters was of a despondent nature, but no cause is known for his having suioided. The Weather. San Francisco, April 12—8 p. m.—ln dications for the twenty-four hours com mencing at 4 a. m., April 13th, are for California: Scattered showers, followed by fair weather in the southern portion. One hundredths of an inch of rain fell in this oity since 3 o'olock this after noon. It is still cloudy with prospects for more. Tbe Riverside Convention. Riverside, April 12.—The attendance at tho State Fruit Grower's Convention was increased to-day and much interest manifested. Prof. P. V. Riley and W. O. Klet, State pest inspector, delivered addresses on insect pests. The question of tho Interstate Commerce law will be disoussed to-morrow. Ope■■ itier of a. Hrldg-e. Portland, April 12.—The bridge across the river from Morrison street to East Portland was formally opened at 10 o'clock this morning. A long pro cession of carriages, preceded by a band, passed over and back while a salute was tired. Strike in a Hollliis Mill. Pottsville, Pa., April 12.—The de mand of the laborers at the extensive rolling mill of the Pottsvilfe Iron and Steel Company for ton per oent. advance in wages being refused, the men struck. Seven hundred persons were thrown out of employment. A LAND CASE In l.os Angeles County Decided Again*! the llallroad. i Washington, April 12.—The Secre tary of tho Inteiior affirmed Ihe decis ion of Secretary Teller, his predecessor, in the case of K. E. Duncanson against the Southern Pacific Railroad Company. Duncanson had entered certain lots in sectiou 23, township 2, range 7, of Los Angela! land district, which under the survey made in 180!) by W. P. Rcy nobis, wero alleged to be within what is now known as the Jurupi Rmeho and were therefore claimed by the Railroad Company ad within its grant. The grant of the Riucho beimr all included by the survey made in IS7S, by Deputy Sur veyor Minton, the lots were found to be outside of the railroad grant. Secretary Teller decided tho case in aocordance with tho survey iv favor of Duncanson, but the railroad was not satisfied and sought to have all the ruling reversed. Thia Secretary Lamar declined to do. Al I If Old I V FORSOOTH! ! Shall a Murderer Escape Owing to Technicalities? San Francisco, April 12.—Ah Shee, one of the steerage passengers on the steamer City of Peking, who is charged with kicking to death Joe Shing, anoth er steerage passenger, waa brought into port in irons. The Coroner refuses to hold an autopsy over the remains of Shing, claiming he has no authority to do so, as tbe alleged homicide was com mitted on the high seas beyond his juris diction. Chief Crowley thinks the case is wholly without his jurisdiction also. Tho United Slates authorities seem to think the oase belongs to them because the killing was on an Amerioan vessel, but as the ease is without a precedent, they are doubtful as to the proper modi of procedure. THE PANHANDLE THIEVE' Still the Engrossing Topic of Conversation. PiTTSBtTRo, April 12.—The wholesale arresis of employe! of tbe Panhandle riihoad for robbing freight trains con tinues to be the engrossing topic among railroad men and citizens. Superin tendent Taylor's office was besieged from early morning by men in search of employment. The road is now fully equipped, and there is no delay in the movement of freight. No arrests have beeu reported since last night. Speak ing of the probable conviction of the men now in jail, Special Agent Rice said, this morning, that sixty men are now under arrest. There were not more than one or possibly two, who stood any chance of being shown uot guilty. A bill was introduced into tbe State Legislature last night, which was in tended to cover such coses as the rail road car robberies brought to light in this city yesterday. The bill is in the shape of an amendment to the Penal Code. At present there is no specific law against breakkg open a car unless it is proved that the car was forced with intent to commit felony. While rummaging through the effects of one of the ringleaders of the Pan handle robbers this morning, Speoial Officer Miller discovered a package con taining six giant dynamite cartridges, sufficient to blow np the largest building in town. The discovery created consid erable alarm and the cartridges were handled very tenderly. Further inves tigation disclosed a lot of fuse and caps; in fact all the necessary paraphernelia for the successful filing of cartridges. Immediately after the finding of the dynamite an investigation was beguu, the result of which, however, tbe defec tives refused to make public. They even declined to give the name of the man iv whose room the stuff was found. Officer Miller intimated that the object of the robber in securing and storing the dynamite was known, and that it wonld make good reading when the proper time came for its disclosure. SIN L.IJIS OBISPO. Preparations to Room the Coun ty to Its Fullest Extent. San Lci.s Obispo, April 12.—At a meeting of the Board of Trade last even ing a committee was' appointed to pre pare a plan of organization for an agri cultural association in this county, and a meeting for the formation of such an as sociation will be held next Tuesday night. It is probable that a grand agri cultural fair will be held in this city in due season this year. Twenty-five thous and pamphlets, descriptive of this sec tion will be issued next week. Extra edition' of local publication; are to be sent out, together with lithographs of places und scenes aud maps of the county. » f M ll llli: AT A HO M i.. Heed's Trip—From Cblna to the Inknown. Sax Francisco, April 12.— E. A. Reed, who arrived from China last week on the steamer City of Peking, was found dead in bed in his room at the Occidental ho tel this morning, A bullet wound was found in his head, aud as all his valu ables were found intact, he evidently had committed snioide. No cause is known. He was 28 years of age and a native of New York. municipal Election at Fresno. Frksno, April 12.—At the election yesterday 617 votes were polled and the following officers elected: Trustees, A, M. Clark, A. Tombs, A. G. Pedlar; Sohool Direotors, J. F. Wharton, George E. Church and C. Cbisholm: Marshal, J. H. Bartlett; Assessor. W. B. Ben nett; Recorder, Phillip Stewart. There was no political line drawn in the city election. Of the city officers two Trustees, two members of the Board of Education and the Marshal are Repub licans iv sentiment. One Trustee be longs to the American party and the Treasurer, Assessor, Recorder and one member of the Board of Education are Democrats, but all were elected as inde pendent, a Uil. IfIcULYNN AT POHKOPOLIS. He Hecelvcs the Cold Shoulder front Business .Tien. Cincinnati, April 12.—Dr. McGlynn anived this morning. Some of his fiiends desired to introduce him to the representative business men of the Chamber of Commerce and to that end asked Major John Byrne, of the Chesa peake aud Ohio road to mike tha intro duction. Major Byrne declined, saying that ns a Catholic, loyal to tho precepts and the authority of bis ohnreh he had no sympathy with Dr. McGlynn's posi tion, and that as v good citizsn he could not iv any sense recognize the false theories which the doctor was attempt ing to propogatr. Aa a member of the Chamber of Commerce the same views compelled him to decline. Others who were approached took the same position and thus Dr. McGlynn was not a vis itor on 'change. Houses Destroyed by Fire. Merced, April 12. —Three houses were destroyed by fire early this morn ing in" Spanishtown. The losses ore iibout StiOOO and the insurance amounts to |3350. ■fain railing. Sax Francisco, April 12.—Dispatohes received in this city to-night report rain falling at Orland, Livermore, Cotton wood. Anderson, Petaluma, Sauta Rosa and Healdsburg. Tlie Afghun Question. St. Petersbcri:, April 12. —A settle ment of the Afghan question has been effected by the governments of Great Britain and Russia. By tbe terms of this settlement England assents to the Rus sian demand for that branch of the Oxus now held by tbe Afghans, in exchange for which concessions will be made of territory on the northwest frontier. Tlie Aclieencse Beaten. The Hague, April 12.—Advices from the Dutch East Indies say that the Dutch had an encounter with the na tives in Acheen on the 4th instant nnd tbat the Acbeeneso fled after a sharp engagement, leaving thirty-three dead. The Dutch loss was twelve killed and twenty-six wounded. Death of a Veteran Naval Officer. Watertown, N. V., April 12.—Lieut. V. Morris, a retired officer of the United States navy, and a grandson of Robert Morris, one of the signers of the Declar ation of Independence, died at Sacketts Harbor yesterday, oged 85 years. Mor ris entered tbe navy in 1825 and was in active service during the late war. He was retired about thirteen years ago. niarh License ln Pennsylvania. Harrisbdrii, Pa., April 12. — Tbe House this afternoon passed the Brooks high license bill without amend ment. It provides tbat licenses in cities of the tirst, second and third class shall be $500, and in all other cities $300, in boroughs $150, and in townships $75. High License Vetoed In New York Albany, April 12.—Gov. Hill sent to the Assembly to-night a message vetoing the recently passed high liobnse bill, and on motion of Crosby, promoter of the measure, it was laid on tbe table. A Petroleum Dill. Harrisisitrc, April 12.—The bill to regulate the transportation and storage of petroleum, by means of lines and tanks, to limit tbe charges therefor, I passed the House to-day; yeas 132, | noes 30. RAYItIOND'S ll\ .. Preparing for the run era I of the Dead Actor. Nkw York, April 12.—The remains of tho late John T. Raymond arrived here to day. Manager Walter A. Lamb and tive members of bis company ar rived with the body. A large deputa tion of actors met the funeral pai ty at the depot. A temporary coffin, contain ing the body, was taken to tbe residence of Mrs. Raymond in Eist Thirty-second street. The face wore a natural ex pression, Services will be held.at the Little Church Around the Corner, at 10:30 a. St. to-morrow. It is feared by some of tbe friends of Raymond that he may hnVe died from an overdose of mor phine, as it is asserted by one who was at Raymond's bedside when he died that, after the administration of morphine he never recovered consciousness, ranking Concessions. St. Lopis, April 12.—1t transpires that the Interstate Commerce Commission has made the same concession to the Mobile and Ohio Railway as it made to the Louisville and Nashville iv respect to the long and short haul, in connection with water way competition. The road is now using its own tariff. Signed Their Commissions. Washington, April 12.—The Presi dent has signed tbe commissions of Messrs. Pattison, Anderson and Littler, as commissioners to investigate the Pa cific railroads and has transmitted them to the Secretary of the Interior for issue. Old Tanning House Suspended. Philadelphia, April 12.—The old house of Kirkpatrick, Kenzio ft Co., tanners, has suspended. The firm re cently made au assignment. The liabil ities are reported to be $200,000. End of a Strike. Cincinnati, April 12.—The contract ors have to-day acceded to the demands of the striking oarpenters, and about 050 are at work. WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 18, 1887. FIBE AT ST. AI UI STI>E. Several Important Hulldlnirs Hurned In the Ancient City. Boston, April 12.—A dispatch from St, Augustine, Florida, dated to-day, says: "The St. Augustine Hotel took fire at 2:30 this morning and was de stroyed. The old slave mart is also gone, and the ancient cnthedral is in flames. Edwards Hotel and half a dozen small buildings are also ou fire, aud it seems inevitable that the Florida House and the opera house must go. Dauger of the destruction of the whole town from the plaza to tbe city gate is imminent. All of the soventy six guests at Iho St. Augustine Hotel gained their safety, as did also all the help of that house aud the guests of tho E Iwards House. EASTERN New Jersey Ballot-Stiitting Tactics. THE PANHANDLE ROBBERIES. Dr. McGlynn Badly Received at Cincinnati—Raymond's Body Brought to New York. Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald' Jersey City, April 12.—The entire Flection Board of the eighth precinct of the second district of Jersey City was arrestci this afternoon for tampering with the ballot box. At the noon recess a policeman saw Clerk Dolan putting the registry book into the ballot box, the book containing about thirty Demo cratic tickets. The tickets wero folded and several dropped into the box before the Clerk oould be arrested. Murphy took the registry book out and found about twenty-five tickets had been carefully folded and placed between the leaves. A number of citi zens witnessed the attempt and great exoitement prevailed for a time. The officer sent for assistance, and the entire board, together with the ballot box and the registry book was taken to tbe po lice station. Subsequently a new elec tion hoard was elected iv the precinct and voting proceeded as usual. The prisoners were arraigned, waived exam ination and were held to appear before the Urand Jury. St. Augustine, April 12, 3 p, M — The fire has beeu stopped at Treasury street and the main portion of the town is safe. The oounty courthouse and Vedder's museum were destroyed. The losses on the St. Augustine Hotel aggre gate $100,000. There is no insurance. SJItJUUEED CIOARB. Seizure of Imported Smokes on West India Steamers. Nkw York, April 12.—The custom bouse authorities here are making des perate efforts to break up the extensive business done in smuggled cigars on the steamers running to Cuba and the West Indian ports. To-day an extensive seiz ure of cigars was made. As soon as the Santiago arrived in port everything on the vessel was sealed up by tbe customhouse officers who went through the ship and found concealed in various parts, 2669 cigars and 75 bundles of cigarettes. The captain was sent for and explained that he merely signed tbe manifest as placed before him Ly the pur«er who made it up at quarantine. The explanation was satisfactory. The following additional seizures were added to the list in the Treasury agent's office: steamer Cienfuegos, 1600 cigars, Niagara, 1400, City of Alexandria, 3400, Saratoga, 1400 cigars aud 500 cigarettes. All goods were entered on the ship's manifests as "stores." Tbe Drouth iv Texas. Galveston, Tex., April 12.—The drouth throughout Texas continues unbroken. Lite advices from San An tonio and vicinity say thut tbe rainfall :of Saturday and Sunday in that section proves insufficient. The signal offi. cer at at Sun Antonio reports a precipi tation of one-quarter ot an inch Saturday, and only one-twentieth of an inch yesterday. It is thought that further south in tbe grazing district bordering on the Rio Grande the precipitation was heavier. Complaints from the cotton belt are rapidly increasing. Blame Recovering;. Fort Gibson, Ind. Ter,, April 12.— Mr. Blame, after eating a good supper of bread and milk last evening, passed a fairly quiet night, and this morning was still improving. An examinalion of his lungs by Post Surgeon By*tie Showed that the inflammation was subsiding and that there had been no fever since Sunday. He ate a hearty breakfast this morning, and Byrne states that with the weather in its present favorable condition and his appetite as it now is Blame will be able to leave in four days. A New Knight. Washington, April 12.—Dr. J. W. Hoffman, of the American Bureau of Ethnology, has been named by. the King of Portugal a chevalier of the order of St. James, one of the most ancient or ders of Christendom. Henry Dockweiler, one of the old residents of Los Angeles, died yesterday morning, after a short illness. Mr. Dockweiler waa a native of Bavaria, aged 63 years. He came to the United States when a boy of thirteen, and spent the early part of his life in tho Western States. He came to Los Angeles in 1557, and first tried his luck as a miner in the Sau Gabriel canon placer claims. He then settled in thi - city, went into business, nnd was successful. He built the row of brick houses at the northwest corner of Fort and First streats jn 1871-2, and this block was esteemed at tbat time a very great mork of enter prise on the part of the builder. Subse quently he invested a large amount of money in the Castle Dome mines, Ari zona. Tbis proved an unfortunate ven ture, and one from which the deceased never fully recovered financially. Mr. Dockweiler has held many positions of trust trad honor in this city. He was for several years a member of the. Council, ond always proved an active, efficient and honest official. He was a man of good purposes and kindly instincts; reliable, trustworthy and public-spirited; beloved by all who knew him; a fond husband, a kind father, and an irre proachable citizen. Be goes to sleep carrying with him a sorrowful farewell from all who knew his kind and noble nature. FINANCE AND TRADE. Financial. New York, April 12.—The day closing, quotations were: Three per cent. Uevern inent bonds, 100: tour per cent, coupons, V2'J%; four and a half per cent cou pons, 11014; Central Pacific, 4:i : ,'„; Louisville St Nashville, Mich. Central, Denver & Rio Grande, iIIKA; Kansas <& Tex»s,3>' H ; Northern Pacific, HjKi preferred, 61; Nortnwesteru,l2lV. New York Central, 112%; Oregon Transcontinental, 125; Oregon Improvement, 43; Pacitio Mail, 26U; Texas Pacific. 21)5-7; Union Pacific, 61%; United States Express, 62; Wells, Fargo 4 Co's Express, 1271 Western Union Tele- Money on call—Loan, 7; r_\9 per cent; closed, 5 bid. Prime mercantile piper, s<s)6. Sterling exohanee—Dull, steady; $4.85 Vi (or CO day bills; *1.87 demand. Silver bars—Per cent discount, 26Jf,@28. New York bar silver— 'MA Tbe drain markets. DOMESTIC. Chicago, April it—Wheat—Closing—Easy; cash, 7S"4C per, bushel; May, 83c. Corn-Easy; cash. per bushel; May, 38 7 „; lune, 40^c. Barley—Firm; 52c per bushel. FOBEION. Liverpool. April 12 —Wheat—Dull: de mand poor; holders offer moderately; red western winter, 6s lld@7s per ceutal. Corn—Quiet; demand fair; new mixed western, 4s 3d per ceutal. Petroleum. New York, April 12.—Petroleum active aud unsettled, opening at 64W, highest 65%, lowest 54',.,, and closed at 64%. Sales, 1,062, --000 barrels. Chicago meat market. Chicago, April 11— Pork—Firm: cash, |20.75 per barrel; May snd June, 121. The Third Annual Exhibi- The New Pavilion a Blaze of Glori ous Colors and Lovely Forms. After a wrek of busy preparation the third annual flower festival in Los An geles was opened last night in the new puvilion, on the corner of Olive and Fifth streets. The officers for the cur rent year are as follows: Mrs. It. M. Widney, president; Mrs. W. B. Herri ott, first vice-president; Mrs. F. C. Howes, second vice-president; Mrs, M. Hagan, third vioe-president; Mrs. W. B. Abernethy, financial secretary; Miss M. M. Fette, recording secretary; Mr. H. L. Maoneil, treasurer. Managers—Mrs. A. S. Averill, Mrs. Hollenbeok, Mrs. Chas. Prager, Mrs. Chas. E. Day. Mrs. W. W. Widney, Mrs. R. D. P. Widner, Mrs. Samuel Minor, Mrs. J. M. Stewart, Mrs. E. P. Johnson, Mrs. J. C. Newton, Mrs. Olive G. Mar shall, Mrs. J. A. Henderson. All day yesterday these ladies, assist ed by many others, worked untiringly to gat the exhibit in order. The place is a great improvement on that of a year ago. Hon. Henry T. Hazard and his associates bave laid the community uuder obligations to them for their en terprise in erecting such an editioe for 'these purposes. THE PAVILION Is 176 feet long, 120 wide and 100 feet in height from the bottom of the base ment to the ridge board. Taking in gal lery aDd vestibules the area embraces 47,000 square feet of superficies. It took much presssing to get it ready for the opening of tbe flower festival, and it is still in au unfinished state, the plastering and much of the interior fin ish being undone. At it is the place is most admirable for tho use it is now being put to. THE OPENING Last night was a really brilliant affair. Tlie ladies had sent out invitations to the following persons to take places on the stage at tbe formal opening: T. E. Rowan, Chairman Board of Su pervisors, and Supervisors W. T. Mar tin, Oscar Macy, J. W. Venable, Jacob Ross; County Clerk C. H. Dunsmoore; Evening Express staff—H. Z. Osborne, E. R. Cleveland, Carleton Kemp, John M. 1 levies, L. Osborne, L. C. Goodwin, H. T. Hastings, Frank Smith, L. de Phellan Callahan; Tribune staff—Col. F. A. Eastman, 0. A. Stevens, Barrett Eastman. H. T. Payne, J. W. Madrill, 8. Sheridan; Times staff—Col. aud Mrs. H. G. Otis, A. McFarland, W. A. Spald ing, C. F. Lnmmis; Herald staff- Joseph D. Lynch, Col. J. J. Ayers D. M. Berry, H. W. Patton, H. J. Han chette, Frank Oakley; Prof. Ira More, of the Normal School; Gen. Nelson A. Miles, Major A. F. Kimball, Capt. J. W. Pullman, Lieut. Col. W. F. Drum, Capt. J. F. Weston, Lieut.-Col. P. H. Alexander. Major M. Barber, Major Geo. E. Glenn, Lieut. T. 8. McCaleb, Lieut. J. A. uupray, Lieut. S. J. Clay, Surgeon Leonard Wood; officers of the Los Angelps Produce Exchange, Eugene Germain, T. Castracoio, Charles Auer baoh, F. Lambourne, T. B. Threlkeld, E Gerlacb, E. S. M. Judsoa; Captaiu W. H. H. Russell. Colonel Seventh In fantry Corps, N. G. C.l Hon. C. White Mortimer, H. B. M. Vice-consul; Sena tor Stephen M. White; oftioers Board of Trade, E. L. Stern, A. M. Lawrence, M. D. Johnson, L. J. Mathews, W. J. Brodrick, 8. B. Lewie; Board of Edu cation, Dr. J. Kurtz, F. S. Graham, C. P. Thurston, C. N. Earl, Mrs. A. S. Averill, Professor W. M. Friesner, Su perintendent City Schools; Hon. L. Loeb, French Consul; His Honor, Mayor W. H. Workman; President of the Conn, il, L. N. Breed, Couucilmen M. T. Collins, (}. L.J-iteans, J. Hyans, W. T. Limbie, H. Hiller, M. Teed, S. M. P ;rry, J. Lovell, C. R. Johnson, E. W. Jones, M. J. Frankentield, C. Willard, J. Kuhrts, L. Goss, Freeman G. Teed. Clerk of the Council, General J. R. Ma heus, Major Butler, Major G. H. Bonebroke, Major Joseph Kurtz, Ma jor W. D. Stephenson, Captain F. W. Potts, Captain M. L. Starin; clergy, Revs. T. F. Campbell, P. W. Dorsey, J. W.Parker, D. D., C. W. Gregory, B. F. Coulter, H. C. Bristol, IV. H. Pendleton, S. Pierce, N. L. Rigby, J. A. Edgren, D. D., W. J. Chichester, M. M. Bovard, E. Birdsall, R. W. C. Farnsworth, H. S. Jeffreys, A. M. Hough, J. McKelvey, A. M. Merrion, W. B. Stradley, W. M. Stewart, Father Peter Vordaguor, P. H. Bodkin, D. E. MacKenzie, A. W. Heis ter; Senator L J. JRose, Assemblymen J. R. Brierty, G. W. Knox, United Stales Judge E. M. Ross; Judges A. W. Hutton, W. P Gardiner, W. A. Cheney, H. K. S. O'Melveney; Chief Justice E. W. McKinstry, Judges, E. W. Mo- Kee, J. D. Thornton, J. R. Sharpstein, Jackson Temple, T. B. MoE'arland, Van R. Patterson. Reception Committee, Majoi Geo. H. Bonebroke, Hon. E. F. Spence, Col. John E. Plater, I. W. Hellman, Judge R. M. Widney. Chap lin, Rev, W. H. Pendleton; on introduc tion, J. S. Slauson; ushers, George Sinsabaughand C. Voglesang; Master of ceremonies, Major F. Jordan, assistants, F. G. Teed, W. A. Morgan, T. H. Ward, C. H. Dunsmoor, Arthur Bray, A. N. Hamilton, George M. Holton, Orr Haral son, George J. Denis, J. S. Scorborough, H. N. Gallaway, H. J. Fleishner, James Burdett. Death of Henry Dockweller. The greater number of these gentle men were present. The gay uniforms of the officers of Gen. Miles' staff and of Gen. Mathews and his staff mado a very striking scene on the stage. The seventh Infantry band, under tbe direc tion of A. G. Kartlett enlivened the pro ceedings with music, and after the opening piece, about S o'clock, Mr. Slausou stepped to the front to introduce MAYOR WORKMAN, who made the opening address. By this]time the great space of tne Pavilion including the entire gallery was a sea of upturned taces. Not less than 6003 persons were assembled to do honor to the great floral fete of the year. It was indeed a brilliant scene whioh pre sented itself to the eyeß of the Mayor as he viewed the vast assembly. He spoke iv the following animated straiD: THE MAYORS A DURESS. Ladies and Gentlemen:—The Flow er Festival Society has called upon me to cffer you its greeting, in this third annnal exhibit. Not only from the fair ladies who compose this worthy society THE FLOWER FETE. do you receive this warm welcome, bu nature's fairest ornaments also seem t< evince their joy at your presence by dis playing their most gorgeous hues ant diffusing their sweetest perfumes. Aftei this what words of mine can add to the warmth of your reception? I feel proud to be honored by the call to address this vast assemblage, where are gathered our fairest and best. We are all intent upon doing our devoirs to the incarnation of spring, manifested by these banks of roses, exhaling their attar, those lily chalices instilling iheir lesson of purity, these wondrous combinations of rainbow' hued flowers pouring out their sweet libations. Gaze on this incomparable variety of flowers, ranging from the gaudiest in coloring to the plainest, from the most majestic to tbe humblest, and what thoughts naturally arise within us? We may safely say that, a< iv viewing these flowers, we primari ly consider their Maker, so, sec ondarily will we reflect on the gres/ State which has been destined for ibeir cradle land. What a region of benediction is tbis, overflowing, you may say, with beauties of every descrip tion. Verily, she merits the name Cali fornia, which signifies "beauty bearer." Dn her broad bosom she bears the tro phies of all climes, the fruits and flowers of all zones; but wide as are the acres tier long arms enfold, we claim Southern California to be the center of warmth, the fountain bead of excellence. With ill due deference to the northern coun ties, we challenge them to surpass ns in horticultural productions. We salute /on. ladies and gentlemen, viaitora (mm tion Opened. A SCENE OF RARE BEAUTY. you, lauies ana gentlemen, visitors trom the bleak regions of winter, with the breath of spring, emanating from these parterres of flowers, which remind us of fairy-land. To the patrons whose energy au,d skill have spread before us tbis pan orama of loveliness, tbis kaleidoscopic maze of color, breathing inoense like a blessing, wbat meed of praise shall we not offer? Is not this evanescent beauty and perfume after all typical of what ii noble and lasting? As from the spicy blossom comes the luscious fruit, so from these dainty, perishable blooms there will spring the choicest fruits of charity and usefusness. The inoense arising to heaven from noble deeds is as sweet as the breath of balmy spring time. At the feet of those whose able, untiring efforts have crowned this grand undertaking with deserved success, we lay our tribute of approbation. Theirs is a noble mission to help their struggling sisters, and all our hearts echo the prayer for its fulfilment. We i tender due thanks to all whose offerings have addeil to this sea of exquisite color, i these pulsating waves of fragrance, that enrapture our senses and elevate our i thoughts to the ever-bioomiDg flowers i of Paradise. As we are in no baste to i leave this earthly Paradise, with its visions of beauty and manifold delights, . I now invite you to this carnival of flowers, and thus inaugurate the Flower ' Festival. 1 Judge R. M. Widney followed in a 1 brief address eulogistic of Los Angeles and Southern California. The burden of the Judge's remarks looked directly to < the formation of the new State to be ' called South California. Music followed I and the great crush of visitors began to < press from one booth to another to in- > spect the lovely flowers which were in 1 snch profusion in the hall. 11 THE EXHIBIT. Back of the stage is an immense arch of palm leaves of many varieties, and gathered from the gardens of our citi zens, and which strongly mark the genial semi-tropic charaoter of a clime which permit the cultivation of such plants in the open air at all seasons of the year. The gallery which runs around the entire circuit of the Pavilion is trimmed all along its face with ever greens and eallas. The back part of this gallery is set apart for the ice cream booth, and this is adorned by three great pillars, some thirty feet in height, trimmed to their tops with hundreds of fine eallas. As indicating the vast num ber of this queenly flower used in the iexhibit may be mentioned the fact that ou Monday a large farm wagon loaded with them was driven through the street. The mass was like a load of hay in its huge bulk. How such a fact must strike an Eastern mind this mid-April day, as one reflects that these flowers all bloom here in the open gardens with not even a bit of glass over them. A brief description of the various booths is all that cau be g yen this morn ing. They will be taken up from day to day aud more space given each one. The candy booth is near the stage and to the right as one faoes it. It b"ars the legend: "Sweets to the Sweet," "Yum Yum!" the letters being wrought in flowers. A notable feature of tbis stand is a hanging basket wrought of maguiti cent marigolds. Directly back of this is the ORANIIE BOOTH, Being the exhibit of the town of that :name. That place distinguished (self last year by a line display and evidently is determined not to be outdone on the present occasion. Her sisters of the great valley, Santa Ana and Tustin City, which made such fine dis : pluys a year ago, are sadly missing this j season. The name "Orange" is wrought in geraniums and marguerites'. There is a maltese cross of rare beauty, wrought of sweet Alice and superb pan sics. In the exhibit there is a great wealth of wonderful roses of the rarest varieties, the Malmaison and Jacquemi not vicing in their queenly loveliness of tint and grace of form like a lovely blond be ide a splendid brunette sister. There are wegelin sprays and a profusion of tender and sweet heliotrope. The pillars are decked with many yellow Banksia roses and hundreds of eallas. There is a harp of arbor Title and splendid pinks, with many marguerites, an anchor being wrought of these flowers. A magnifi cent bunch of oranges, raised without irrigation, is a striking and novel sight. Then comes Tim rainbow hooth, Named from a great bow made of flow ers which reaches almost to the roof. The inner band is composed of purple verbenas, then comes a band ot fine, violet-colored agmt turn and then one of lilacs, followed by one of greou German ivy, the yellow stripe is of marigolds, the red of double fish geraniums, and the pink of the same flowers of tho proper hue. In a hand some vase is a splendid bunch of lilacs, and there are many roses, pinks, lobelias bine masrguerites, and a profusion of the bidwellae on the face of the booth the border is of the wild immortelles whose silvery sheen is lovely. There are also some fine specimens of the amarylis. Mrs. Bristol of Nineih and Whlttier streets Bent in a superior basket of pansiea to this booth. TITE LEMON'ADK BOOTH Is near the center of the east side of the auditorium. The roof is formed of a pyramid of lemons and limes and there is a similar mass over the front of the booth. All around lie piles of the fra grant fruits, most provokative of thirst to the passer by. The word "lemonade" NO. 8. lis beautifully wrought of geranium* and a pretty border of smilax environ* tha entire booth. Near the door and atill to the right aa one enters is TIIK I'OTTRD PLANTS BOOTH. Here are found many rare camelias, pelargoniums, polygala jsponioas, | sal vias. Spanish bayonet, palms, trades cantiaß, oruithogalinm umbellatnm, deutzia groeilis, and many other ran plants of great beauty. Just inside tha door is the CALIFORNIA WILD FLOWER BOOTH. The flora of the State is here au not -rel, and also dried and mounted ia • very neat manner, with their proper names in full. There are sea mosses and shells similarly treated, and these are on sale for the benefit of the fair. A great horseshoe of evergrees, with geraniums for the nails, spans the booth. 1 here are esseholtzias, ferns, wild lilies, mosses, lupins, Indian paint brush, etc. In front of the door are three small stands, in tbe center of two of which towers a great Italian cypress, and oa the other a large palm. On one tm wroaght "Flower," on the next, ••Fes tival," and on the third, "1887," the space between the letters ana all around is covered with parsley. Within there is a triangular affair where the great aud handsome book to register visitors' names is kept. Tha word "Register" appears on each face, the letters being made of verbenas li lacs, Australian peas and marguerites. Between the doors there ia THE NEWSPAPER BOOTH, Where copies of the daily papers an ta be had, all wrapped, ready to send east. It is adorned with a pretty chair mads of pelargoniuns, a horseshoe of panties and pinks, au anchor of marguerites aad pinks. It is observed that the word Times is made of white flowers on a spray of very piiokly Aracaria, while the Heralii ia appro priately affixed to a leaf of the palm of victory. To the left of the entrance door is THE SAN OABRIEL BOOTH. The Mission a year ago defied all com petitors to outdo its exhibit. The ladies from there seem oispcsfd to be quite as successful this time. The Old Mission Church is done to life, with its flying buttieaais of evergreen, marguerites be tween, and roof of g raniums. The booth has massed along it hundreds of flowers of the abuliton, thousands of roses of hundreds of varie ties, pelargoniune, nasturtiums, pan lies all of the rarest sorts and most magnificent growth. A basket of roses of the beauty of Glazenwood variety is worth going to the festival to see. la the next booth devoted to a SPECIAL ROSE EXHIBIT May bs seen hundreds ot varieties of the queen of flowers. Many of them are of great size and perfect shape. Back of this is the SANTA MONICA BOOTH. There is a broad expanse of sea wrought in violets with sweet Alice as the surf. The shore is made of pelargoniums, and the bluff of moss. A steamer of marguer ites and marigolds, with smoke stack of ivy and riggiLg of smilax is steaming up to the dock. The wharf is made of ruses and ivy. Bes des these there are many fine roses, wild-grass fljwers and other beau tiful flowers. It is impossible to describe any more of the booths to-night as the columns of the paper are full. The thread will be taken up at this point to-morrow. THE FLORAL PROCESSION. To night at 8 o'clock there will be a grand floral procession, an outline of which follows: Snowdrops, directed by Mrs. W. C. Furrey —Arthur Widney, h»rald: snowdrops—Ma bel Widney, Katie Widney, Jessie Jordan. Jessie Pickett, Fern West, Auna TutbiU, Nellie Fullerton, Louie Butteries:. Mabel Fouts, Helen Boyce, Hortense Wild, Mabel Ferguson, Gladys Tuthlll, Mamie Bosby shell, Addle Butrlck, Ruby Noyes. Violets, directed by Mrs. Carnell—Leon Moore, herald; violets- Edith Furrev, Jes sie Richardson, Fein West, Mabel Crane, Annie Stewart, Maud Richardson, Kmnu Widney, Clara Crane, Blanche Hawks. Rosebuds, directed by Miss Howry—Kd die Hassen, herald, Rosebuds: Misa How ry, Mrs. Stone, queen rose; PearlLuitwelter, Linda Hills, Mabel Luitweller, Jessie Me- Clary, Ella McClary, Sally Owlugs, Bessie Oay, L-jttio Plukhajn, Blanch Boutwe.l, Carry Cook, Mamie Emerson, Alice Rich ards, Annie Gassen, Mary Burgoyne, Pattle Parish, Lillian Whelphley. Lilies, directed by Mrs. M F. Tarble: Kruest Oliver, herald. Lilies: Nettle Shaf uer, Lizz.e Oliver, Rose Osborne, Prudy Merrick, Marguerite Abbott, Olive Peck, Nettie Neuleton, Nellie t) Iver, MLs Fiteb, Mary Hockson, Mrs. L. Carter, Guneveve Abbott: Emma Haines, Ella Slngloy. Sweet Peas, directed by Miss Kent—De Forest Howry, herald. Sweet Peas: Ella McCarthy, Martha Widney. Agues Ward, Gr.ice Kofoed, Agnes Colenes, Cherry Ewing, Florence Crow, Fanny Holniee, Nancy Gottscbalk, Lulu McCarthy, Maud Reese. Hatiie Nettletou, Nettie Wild, Maud Madegan, Miry Crow, India Green, Blsaa Law euce, Clara Hathaway. California Poppies, Directed by Mrs Mar shall—Clarence Hubbard, herald. Popotea: Agnes Kramer, Mamie Brldeustetn, Rosle Harris, Nettle Lewis, Mrs. L. J. Wild, Grace Bradley, Lizzie Clancy. Hattle Perkins, Louise Lazzard, Laura Charnock, Ge trude Johnson, Addle Sutton, Lena Hrowu, Mattle Sneuccr, Dottle Ueutley, L. E Meyer, Abbie Gllmau, Mamie Cook. Forget-me-nots—1)1 reeled by Mrs. Laura T. Carter, Willie Edwards, herald; forget me-nots: Cora Wise, Minnie Feehan, Teddy Haines, Ida Potts, Katie Bottomes, Ettle HUler. Mary YarbTough, Siella Haines, Ltnu Potts, Mamie Glassen. Holly—Directed by Mrs J. A. Henderson; Alfred Holmes, herald; hollieJ: MLs Johnson, Miss McKelvev. Vaggie Brown, Miss Prldbam, Mary 'Bobyhell. Liura. Whltlock, Mary Stewart, Lnlu Gilmore, Nora Fouts, Pauline Lewis, 'Jena Filbloe, Ina Brown, Lily Sncward, May Curren, Sell Smith, Lilly Sigler; Lulu Little, Claia /nek. Hattle Hanua, Maud Boyle, Clara H foer, Laura Bell. Weeds —Walter Pomeroy, Herbert La throp, Eddie J hnson, Russell Taylor, Lon nie Meadleson, Morris Crow, Chaunoey Crow, Lade Liuulug, Willie Wright. Dragon-flies—Georgle Blackman. Arthur Illackniau, Ben Ferner, Ralph Hubbard, Butterflle?—May Willey, Bell Wilier, Ma bel Chalfln, Gertrude Bigelow, Pussey Fer ner, Francis Wheeler. 8easons—Spring, Helen Widnerand Maud Suook; summer, ; autumn, Nettle Palmer; winter, Miss Lulu Gibson. Father Time—Mr. Macclay. Sons of Toll—E. B. Brown, Dick Roberts, Frank Noble, Wirt Kills, Beach McDonald. Noble. The hour—Georgle Osborne. Earth—Mrs. Mayo; Suow, Miss Annie Ed wards; Darkness, Gibson; Hail, Miss Julia Keudell; Ruin, Miss Tessie Msynaid; Frost, Miss Emma Greenwood: Dew, Miss Neith Boyce; Surshine, Miss Lou France. Lily Chorus—Mrs. Myron F. Tarble, May Lockrow, Prudie Myrlck, Rose Osbori a Laura E. Carter, Nettie L. Schtiffner, Dora Dodsou, Hattie M. Nettletou, Alice C. Fitch IIarguerite Abbott Anna Pendleton, Gene vieve Abbott. Belle Tnomas, Edua Davis Olive Peck, Florence Pendleton, Lizzie »' Oliver, Nettie Oliver, Mary Sllby, E ma Haines. A full and correct list of the committees lu charge of the several booths is given here: President of Flower Festival Sooiety—Mrs K. M. Widney. * Superintendent of Interior Arrangements —Rev. M. F. Colburn. In Clurge of Flor il Procession—Mmas. K. D. P. Wluner, W. B. Aberuethy, Olive S. Marshall, J. A. Henderson, C. D. Harvey. C. II Council, D R. Wilder, W. C. Furrey, M. F. Tarble, Asbury Kent, Kev. A. J. V. Wells, Mr. Carter. in Charge of 1'rocession of Band of Hop* —Mrs J. u. blauonard. Printing Committee—Mrs D. G. Stephens. Miss M. M. Fette. Entry Booth—Mrs. Samuel Minor. ■ —=■=?•■■ (I OSCLUDID ON FlriH BAUB.)