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LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD.
VOL. XXVII. THE COAST. Fruitgrowers in Conven tion at Riverside. THE BARK ST. STEPHEN LOST. •Constitutional Amendments One and Two Probably Defeated but the Third Stands a Chance. Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald. Special Dispatch to the Herald. ] Riverside, April 13.—The Fruit- Growers' Convention to-day was well attended. The important matter of the Interstate Commerce bill was taken up. After a lengthy discussion it was devel oped that the entire Convention is against the law. A resolution was passed au'ising the appointment of a committee to memorialize Congress for the appointment by the government of an agent, whose mission should be te pro ceed to Australia on a entomological voyage of discovery. His endeavors should be directed towards the finding of a parasitic insect able to cope with and destroy the white scale bng. A full Jidcussion of the remedies for predatory fruit pests wrs gone into and seemed to establish the superiority of fumigation over emulsions of all. kinds. Cold stor age was the aubjeot of extensive discus sion and received great attention. A committee consisting of L. M. Holt, of Riverside, O. P. Chubb, of Orange, 1. A. Wilcox, of Santa Clara, N. W. Blanchard, of Ventura, and W. B. Ewer, of San Francisco, was appointed to examine tbe cold storage faotory and its frnit. The committee reported the system a complete success in every re spect and worth millions to the fruit growers of California. Fruit preserved by this process was found to be perfect after having been picked six weeks from the tree. The display of fruit is very choice. All committees are to report to-morrow evening. The Convention will adjourn to-morrow evening. CONSTITUTIONAL. AMENDMENT Returns Coining In Slowly From the Country. Sax Francisco, April 13.—Returns from the interior are coming in very alowly and probably it will not be before to-morrow night that the fate of the three constitutional amendments can be definitely decided. There is little doubt but that the adverse majorities of the country on Amendments 1 and 2 have overcome the city vote for them and de feated them. Much uncertainty, how ever, prevails regarding Amendment 3 as it not only got a larger favorable vote in the city than the other two, but also met with less opposition outside of San Franoisoo. Full semi-official returns in this city give a mojority in favor of Amendment No. 1 of 10,187; to No. 2, 10,740; and to No. 3, 11,421. Partial returns from Alameda county give a ma jority of 820 in favor of No. 1, 617 for No. 2, and 2278 for No. 3. Partial re turns, almost complete, from four other counties, viz: Amador, Humboldt, San Benito and Santa Cruz, give an aggre eate majority of 2782 against Amend ment I, 2843 against No. 2, and 2154 against No. 3. From all other counties the returns are very meagre. Tbe Charter Defeated. San Francisco, April 13.—The pro- t posed new charter for San Francisco was i defeated yesterday by a vote of 13,499 i against and 9748 for it. I SWAIIP LAWUS, ! Indicted For Fraud* of Six Years' 1 It lira tion. Portland, April 13.—T0-day the United States Grand Jury returned in- ' dictments against Henry C. Owens, W. H, Barnhart and R. N. Ankeny, for de frauding tbe government in the mutter of swamp lands in southeastern Oregon. These alleged swamp land frauds have been tbe subject of scandal for the past six years. Owens wnd Barnhard have become independently wealthy in these purchases, and Ankeny was the govern ment inspector, who is charged with col lusion. CAHDS AND I,Mil Oil Cause One Man to Take An other's Life. Sei.ma, Cal., April 13.—John Moln tosh shot Jack Watt through the.heart this afternoon. The killing grew out of a row over a game of cards two years ago. They had been quarreling all day. Both men wero under the influence of liquor. ItcpealinK a Street Car Franchise. San Dif.go, April 13.—Monday tb e Board of Trustees gave a franchise to the San Diego Street Car Company to run a line to National City on H street, the second business street of the city When published in this morning's Union it was discovered to contain the privilege to propel cars by a steam motor. At a special meeting to-day the franchise waa repealed. The car com pany will contest. A Fatal Prize Fight. Napa, April 13.—Elijah Walters and F. Wagner met last night, one mile from Napa, and had a prize tight with bare knuokles. In oue rouud Walters was struok on the head and rendered uncon scious. He died subsequently from the effects ot the blow. F. Wagner gave himself up to the Sheriff. No other arrests have been made, though several of the witnesses to the affair are known to tbe officers. Brakemen on Trial for Murder. Chicago, April 13.—A Daily News special from Morris, Ills., says: All evi dence in tbe trial of brakemen Schwartz and Watt for the robbery and murder of express messenger Nicbols was com pleted tbis evening. The testimony againßt them has been purely ciroum r stantial. Arguments begin to-morrow. The case will probably be given to tho jury on Saturday. TheAsrneWe Insane Asylum. San Jose, Cal., April 13.—At a meet ing of the trustees of the hospital for the ohronio insane at Agnews, held to-day, the contract for completing three ward buildiDgs was awarded to the Hnn Francisco Bridge Company for $182,522. Dr. W. MoForlane, of Woodland, was eleoted medioal superintendent, and James >3ally steward. I PROUABLK LOSS Of tlie Bark Nt. .Stephen wlihAll on Bourd. Seattle, W. T., April 13.—Ever since the storm olf tbe coast of Van couver Island on April Ist, during which the bark El Dora.lo foundered und the schoouer champion was wrecked ot Bar clay Sound, much apprehension has beeu felt for the safety of the ship St. Stephen, Captain Douglas, which left Seattle with 2169 tous of coal on March 31 and was let go by the tug Mogul off Cape Flattery at 11 r. M. She was then incompany with the El Doradobound out.. Fears of her loss have been generally in creased by the late developments, which leave little doubt that aim foundered at sea with all on board. Captain McNeil, of the bark Enoch Talbot, now in this port, says that about 10 A. St. on April Ist, dnring the terriblo storm, he saw a threo-sky-sail-yard snip about 500 yards from them, with a heavy list to leeward. Apparently the cargo had shifted. Ho was too busy looking out for his own vessel to pay much atteution to anything else. He thought it was the Ivan or the St. Stephen. Boon after this of his men, who had been aloft, aft and said they had seen a ship go down and wanted him to offer assist ance, but being next door to distress themselves, he could do nothing at that time. He was then ten miles south of Cape Beaie. Fifteen minutes later the i weather cleared np and there was no ves sel in sight except a schooner. His men | are positive they saw a vessel sink be neath the waves. He has written this statement to his owners in San Fran oisoo. It is morally certain that the i vessel he alludes to is lost, but whether it is the St. Stephen or not he oould not say. She was the only three sky-sail-yard ship, except the Ivanhoe in these parts ; at that lime. Captain Douglas h»d his I wife and daughter with him. The ship I carried a crew of sixteen souls. I Victoria, April 13.—1t is stated here that the St. Stephen has not foundered, the report arising from the fact that the j ship Ivanhoe, recently arrived at Port Townsend, was seen to be thrown on her beam ends by the shifting of her ballast < in a squall. She was taken for the St. Stephen and not being seen again by the ' men who reported the latter foundered, i This gave rise to the report. RAILROAD OHICtitS. I Election of Southern aud Ceil- 1 tral Pacific Directors. San Francisco. April 13.—At the i annual meeting of the stockholders of 1 the Southern Pacific Company tho fol- ( lowing officers and directors wero elected | to-day: For the Central Pacific roil- 1 road: Leland Stanford, President; C. < P. Huntington, Vice-President; E. H. 1 Miller, Jr., Secretary; Timothy Hop- > kins, Treasurer; Charles Crocker, C. F, ' Crooker, W. V. Huntington, Directors. 1 Fer the Southern Pacific railroad: Chas. < Crocker, President; C. F. Crocker, Vice- 1 President: Timothy Hopkins, Charles i Mayne, W. V. Hnntington, N. T. Smith, < J. L. Willcutt, Directors. The earnings c of the past year show a net increase of i more than "$15,000,000 over last year, t The direoters of the branch lines were all re elected. ROUNDED DOWN. The Sad Case of a Chinese Unfor tunate. . Sacramento, April 13.—Ling Sing, , a Cnina woman, who has been kept in bondage in a house of prostitution, es- caped some time since to San Francisco, and entered the Methodist mission. Her owner had ber arrested and brought ) back here to answer to the charge of ■ theft. No one believes she committed l the theft but Chinese testimony is suf- | ficient to convict her and again get pos- . session of her. The matron of the mis tion and mauy Christian people of Sac- 1 ramento are interesting themselves in behalf of this unfortunate human boing. J The case came up in the Justice's Court | to-day, and was continued. A FEDERAL OFFICER < (.one to the Land of the Palm Leaf and Banana. I Sacramento, April 13.—Selden Het- j zen, the absent Register of the Sacra mento Land Office, who left the city on the 6th instant, promising to return on ' tho 9th instant has, up to the present time, failed to put ia an appearance. It is rumored that he has gone to Hon olulu. Sacramento, April 13.—The attorney for Selden Hetzel, register of lands, who , was discovered to be behind iv his ao- counts and who left this city a week ' ago to-day, paid over to Receiver Gard ner $1065, the amount of Hetzel's de linquency. It is presumed that Hetzel will now return. KNIuHTS OF PYTHIAS. The Officers of tlie Urand Lodge Elected. Santa Rosa, April 13.—The Grand Lodge of the Knights of Pythias elected the following offioera for the ensuing year to-day: Grand Chancellor, F. H. Farrar, Meroed; Vice Grand Chancellor, A. J. Buckles, Fait field; Grand Prelate, B. N. Shoecraft. Nevada City; Grand Keeper of Records nnd Seal, H. Sohaff ner, San Francisco; Grand Master of the Exchequer, A. H. Gaze, San Fran cisco; Grand Master at Arms, George Hall, Santa Rosa; Supreme Represen tative, E. T. Blackman, of San Diego. TYLER'S TRIAL Ou An Indictment Charging Him with Felony. San Francisco, April 13.—The trial of George W. Tyler, on an indiotment for felony, was begun to-day before Judge Hunt and a jury. The indict ment charges that on tho 18th of May, 1885, the defendant obtained a false affidavit from Isahela Clark, who was an aged colored woman and an inmate of the almshouse, which affidavit was pre sented in court to help in tho matter of opposing the motion for a new trial in the Sharon divorce case. Resetted from Lepers and Crime. San Francisco, April 13.—Secretary Nathaniel Hunter, of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, yesterday rescued a white girl three years old, who waa iv the possession of some Chinese women. Dnring the past year Mr. Hunter has rescued nearly thirty white children under similar cir cumstances, some of whom have been adopted by families, and the others of whom are now cared for in public insti tutions. The Weather. San Francisco, April 13.—Tho mdii i cations for the twenty-four hours com mencing at 4 A, m, April 14th are for California: Scattered rains. The Latter Day Saints in Session. WOMAN SUFFRAGE QUESTION Raymond Funeral—Lives Lost iv a Chicago Fire—kains in Kan sas, Texas and Colorado. Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald, Cleveland, April 13.—At last night's session of the I.utter Day Saints' con ference at Kirtland Elder R. M. Elvin, of Nebraska City, preached about the second coming of Christ. This morn ing there was the usual testimony meet ing, which was followed by the ordina tion of apostles. In the course of the exercises, which were very impressive, Elder W. W. Blair, of lowa, spoke of what he referred to as the great apostasy whioh lives in the West. He asserted that the Utah church would be de stroyed, and said that he now saw signs of its breaking up. The four apostles appointed are Joseph Luff, of Independ ence; Ed. Griffiths, of Kirtland, O; James W. Gillen, of Lamoore, la.; and Herman Smith, of California. WOMAN ! LOVELY WOMAN I But Michigan won't «lye Her the Right to Vote. Lansing, Mich., April 13. —In the House of Representatives the bill grant ing to women the right to vote in munici' nal elections was defeated by a vote of SO to 38. CONSIGNED TO DUST. Raymond's Remains Taken to Mreenwood Cemetery. New York, April 13.—Only a few weeks ago at the funeral of Samuel Col ville, late manager of tbe Fourteenth street Theater, at the "Little Church Around the Corner," John T. Raymond, standing in the church yard said to his friend Fred Molder, playwright, "Well, Molder, I guess I'll be the next." To day his own funeral was held at tho rame ohurcb. The attendance was enormous, both of professionals, out siders and immediate friends. A plain black cloth covered coffin was almost hidden from sight by a heap of fl iral designs. By telegraphic instructions from Mrs. Langtry at Richmond, a large wreath was presented in her name. "For Papa," a pretty little design, was from his only surviving child, a little daughter. The services at the church began at 10:30. Rev. Dr. Houghton read the burial service of the Episcopal church, There was no sermon at the conclusion of the ceremonies. The re mains were taken to Greenwood Ceme tery and placed in the receiving vault. LOSS OF LIFE At a Fire lv a Five-Story Build ing In Chicago. Chicago, April 13.—John J. Mo- Grath's wall-paper house, at 106 to 112 Wabash avenue, a five-story marble front building, was burned early this morning. The stock is a total loss, and tbe building is irreparably injured. A pipemau, Michael Burns, was standing in the fourth-story window. A sheet of flame came out, enveloping him, when he fell into the burning mass inside. Lieutenant Johu Heberlie was climbing a ladder to the second story, when it slipped and he fell to the sidewalk crushing his skull. Captain Fred Reese had his leg broken by a falling stone. The fire was discovered at 3:28 o'clock. When the firemen arrived it was in the center of the building, but before tbe hose could be used the flames had jumped from the story above to the one below and seized quickly upon all the inflammable stuff with which the floors were loaded. A second and third alarm was turned in, and twenty engines were soon working upon the tire. One fire man said they had never before seen so rapid and complete a destiuction of a large establishment. The lire was out about 5 o'clock. Owing to the exertions of the firemen very little if any damage was done to the adjoining buildings. The loss is supposed to be about $400, --000 on the stock, and tho insurance is $60,000. The loss is $40,000 on the building, fully covered by insurance. THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 14, 1887. More Arrests of Panhandle Car .Bobbers. Pittsburgh, April 13.—Accomplices ot the railroad thieves are resorting to i ' threats to intimidate tne Panhandle rail road officials. Two more arrests were mado shortly after midnight. They are John Birth and Smith, brakemen, sup poeed to be implicated in the robberies. They were surprised at their homes. Barth was discharged from the Pannan die a short time ago, and has since been working on the Baltimore and Ohio. John Nimoos, Chief of the Brother hood of Bra temen on tho Panhandle road, states tnat he has been employed on the road during tho past four months, and that during that time he has never seen anything crooked among the employes. "The Brotherhood," he Baid, "will employ counsel to defend the prisoners, and if possible establish their innocence. If proofs were shown of their guilt, however, the Brotherhood would assist in their conviction. It was alao ogreed to proceed against the com pany for damages if the oharges against the many men under arrest are not sus tained." The United States authorities , have decided to proceed against the | plunderers for breaking into bonded , government cars. TThe Pennsylvania , Company announced to day that five j dayß would be given people having in ■ their possession goods stolen from the | trains in whioh to return the same. No , questions will be asked and no further investigation will follow if the goods are , returned. Evidence is continually accumulating 1 tbat peculations on tbe Panhandle rail- \ road must be much larger than reported 1 by the officials and others who are per- 1 baps interested in placing the losses at ! tbe lowest figure. It bas been stated by 1 parties in the detective bureau of this 1 city, that the stolen goods, stored in the ' rear of Gilkinson's private office, contain 1 $100,000 worth of valuables. Further 1 evidence of the magnitude of the \ theft is contained in the statements of John Hampton, who has been ' attending tb the legal end of 1 tbe ease. He says that if the officials of 1 the Panhandle road bad desired the ar- ' rest of all the employes of the road who 1 wero directly or indirectly concerned 1 with the robberies, it would have been necessary to stop the operation of the ' road. Assistant District Attorney Fagan stated that thore were at least 106 in* ' formations, containing an average of 1 three persons eaoh. 1 EASTERN. Welcome Rain in Colorado. Denver, April 14.—1t has been rain ing here yesterday and to-day. Reports received show the rain to be general throughout the State. Tho rain is of the greatest value to farmers who have been ready for spring plo- , ing some time, but were unable to do so on account of the dry condition of the ground. The small amount of snow which fell in Col orado last winter did not moisten the ground sufficiently to start the grass this spring, consequently the stock bos been sutler ing considerab.y during the past few months because of the scarcity of grass and water. The present rain is worth thousands to the farmers. Treasurer Jordan at Paris. Washington, April I t.—A letter has been received from Treasurer Jordan, who is now in Paris, saying tbat he will visit London about the 15th inst., and that he expects to sail for New York on the 21st. He says ex-Secretary Man ning arrived in England in much better health than when he left New York, und that his visit to Bournemouth was arranged before his departure from this country, and was not, as has been gen erally supposed, the result of a relapse or anything of the kind. It is thought now that Jordan's successor as Treas urer will not be appointed until after his return to Washington, early in May. Baseball at Cincinnati. Cincinnati, 0., April 13.—The St. Louis club went into to-day's champion ship name badly handicapped, as Car rnthers and Foutz were both disabled end Boyle was pnt to pitch; after one disastrous inning he changed places with Foutz and the latter pitched a strong game despite his lame arm. Fully 8000 people were present. Score, St. Louis 3, Chicago 0. An Old Church Burned. Baltimore, April 13.—A steamer ar rived to-day from Rappahannock river, Virginia, and reports tho destruction of tbe village of Farnhom by fire last Mon day. Tho population was3oo only. The Protestant Episcopal church, built in Colonial days and one of the oldest bouses of worship iv the State, was burned to the ground. Triumph of Labor. Pottsvillk, Pa., April 13.—The strike of the laborers at the rolling mills of the Pottsville Iron and Steel Company, wbich was inaugurated yesterday, and by wbich 700 men were thrown out of work, is over. A conference was held with the result that the demand for ten per cent, ndvauce in wages was con ceded. 4-ood Dividend. Baltimore, April 13.—At a meeting of the board of directors of the Balti more and Ohio railway to-day a divi dent of 4 per cent on the main system and 5 per cant on the Washington branch for the past six mouths was de clared. President Garrett was not pres ent. A URUAT BOON. Bain Falls Copiously ln Droulli- Sirlcken Texas. St. Louis, April 13.—Advices from different sections of Texas note the fall of copious rains for 300 miles along the Texas Pacific Pacific railroad, west of Mtrkel, and in the country north of tbat road. This is reported as a great boon to the farmers living in the drouth dis tricts and worth hundreds of thousands of collars to the country. In many places in Texas rain has not fallen for nearly a year. San Angelo, Texas, April 13 —The drouth whioh has prevailed for so long a time in Western Texas is at last broken. There was a heavy rainfall throughout this sec.ion last night, which began just after dark and lasted during the entire night. Telegraphic advices from dis tant points show that tbe rain was one of the most general that has fallen hero in years. The confidence of farmers and stockmen is fully restored. Foiled Cracksmen. Sacramento, April 13.—Last night cracksmen bored two holes in the safe at the Pacitio market, at Tenth and J streets. Just as the work was about ac- OJniplished they must have been fright ened away. There was some $5000 in gold coin <n the safe. Laundry Destroyed by Fire. Eureka, April 13.—A fire this after noon, whioh originated in the drying rooms of the Star Laundry, destroyed the laundry building and also tho small buildings adjoining. The loss is $7000, covered by a small insurance. Fatal Fall of a Soldier. Phusnix, A. T., April 13,— Sergeant Muutz, of M troop, Fourth cavalry, sta tioned at Fort McDowell, died this morning from the effects of a fall from his horse yesterday morning, while re turning from Phoenix to his command. mattress Factory Burned. San Francisco, April 13.—A fire this afternoon destroyed Alexander Jansen's mattress faotory and tbe adjoining build ing at the corner of Nineteenth street and Treat avenue. The loss is $3000. The insurance it not known. Cause, a spark from a chimney. Cleared. After Several Trials. San Francisco, April 13.— J. O'Brien, ex-Assistant Secretary of the Harbor' Commissioners, was tbis afternoon ac quitted of the charge brought against him in connection with the harbor frauds. O'Brien had been tried several times before. New Russian Loan. Berlin, April 13—It is stated that the issue of a new Russian loan for 100,000,000 roubles is imminent. To be Tried lor murder. San Francisco, April 13.—Lee Lst, alias Ah Geo, the Chinaman who kicked a fellow-oountryman to death on the City of Peking on the passage from Hong Kong, will be tried for the offense in the United State 3 Circuit Court. Kansas Halns. Kansas City, April 13.—A light rain was falling here to-night. Kains are also reported from other po'nts in this vicinity. They have been much needed and will be of inestimable benefit. A Big Beal Kstate Deal. San Luis Obispo, April 12.— J. B. Careaga to-day sold 10,000 acres of the Lns Alamos grant to C. K. Callendar for $260,000. MONROVIA. A Southern California Pa radise. ITS WONDERFUL GROWTH. The Palatial Houses of .Millionaires Description of a Lovely Place. The past ten months has been one of un precedented booms in Los Angeles county, Mauy new towns have been laid out and improved steadily. The thrifty people of the East seek this land of semi-trop ical scenery, sunshine and health, here to remain the rest of their days. South California offers inducements to them that no other sectiou in the United States does. Hence the immigration to this favored spot. With tbis immigration come men of shrewdness, ability and enterprise, and when they center their ideas on any particular spot it is certainly worthy of consideration and bonnd to boom. Of the many towns that have enjoyed booms, j THE METHODIST CHURCH jls in charge of Rev. Mr. Schilling. It is also a tine structure, and cost $9000. The church has a good membership and the pastor is much esteemed by the con gregation. This church will be dedi- j cated in Jnne. THE MONROVIA BANK. In a town where so muoh money is constantly changing hands a bank is a great necessity. Recognizing this, W. N. Monroe, E. F. Spence, J. I. Case, J. M. Studebaker, B. S. Hays, J. D. Bick nell and M. S. Monroe have organized a bank, whioh will be known as the Gran ite Bank of Monrovia. The capital stock will be $200,000. The bank building will be erected immediately at a cost of $15,000 and will be constructed of solid granite, which is obtained from a fine granite quarry two miles from Monrovia. MONROVIA LEADS The-n all. Thia town is situated at the base of the Sierra Madre range, fifteen miles east of Los Angeles oity, in a trop ical locality, sheltered by tbe lofty mountains in the rear and their long sloping spurs on the right and left, thus protecting the land from all cold cur rents of air and leaving a sunny slope of mellow earth of most astonishing fer tility, watered by the pure streams from the granite mountains, distributed from reservoirs wherever their use is required. To Mr. W. N. Monroe and his most ac complished wife belong the honor and credit of setting forth the rich resources of this favored spot. Here this happy couple pitched their tent in the dense chaparral, surrounded by a great for est of evergreen oaks, in September, 1884, and commenced the development of their ideal of a beautiful home. Messrs. Monroe and Spence are also ab .ut to erect another two-story stone business block, 50x100, whioh will have two stores, one dry goods and the other drugs. Besides the many other improvements that are about to be inaugurated, there will be a street car line which will be built in about ninety days They will run on Magnolia avenue aud Lemon ave nue. There will also be a dummy line from the new town of Arcadia to Monrovia. NICE PEOPLE TO HAVE. Monrovia, which has been named after its founder, W.N. Monroe, who is one of the biggest-hearted mpn in the State, can boast of eight millionaires, namely: W. N. Monroe, E. F. Spence, Col. P. C. Baker, of Pasadena; Capt. Ainsworth, J. I. Case, J. M. Studeba ker, L. L. Bradbury, E. J. Baldwin. Their industry was constant, their ambition lofty and true. The smoke of their burning bru-h and brambles fes tooned the sun by day aod the moon by night, and the sound of the woodman's nxe vexed the air from morn till eve until 700 aores of mellow, sandy loam wero spread open to the sun and dew, and the plowman and planter supplanted the chopper and the burner of brush, and to-day Monrovia can be called the tropical paradise of Southern California. Gentlemen of culture, who have traveled throughout Italy, Francj, England and most of Europe pronounce it the FINANCE AND TRADE. A Hevlew of the Day's Traneac- lions. New York, April 13.—Foreign operators are not getting any response from tbis mar ket to their efforts to advance prices. They changed front this morning and were free sellers of stocks purchased ln the last few days. The market opeued weak, declined, ranging up to % per cent, in Louisville and Nashville, and other fractional losses es tablished in early dealings. The entire market rallied quickly, however, under the : lead of Western Union, aud Wheeling and j Lake Erie, and early losses were generally MOST BEAUTIFUL SPOT They have ever seen. Hare the air is loaded with most delicious fragrance from orange groves and the profusion of llowers and blossoming shrubbery that springs spontaneously from evo.y field and vacant lot. Tree planting is and has been the or der of the day for some months past, and Monrovia, with its splendid loca tion, its broad aveuue* and intersecting streo s will soon be lined with miles of beautiful trees trimmed in a variety of shapes, and with mechanical exactness. regained; after wbich the market became | comparatively quiet and steady. In the af ternoon the entire list deolined under per sistent hammering, and with tbe exception of one slight rally weakness continued until 2 p. m. , when the lowest figures for the day in general were made. There was a slight rally ln the last hour and tbe close was moderately active and steady. Govern ment bonds, dull and steady. THE OROWTH OF MONROVIA Has been simply marvelous, while the pi ice of real estate has advanced to fabulous prices. Lots in tbe center of the town on Magnolia and Myrtle ave nues, tho principal thoroughfares, sold a year ago for $100 and $150. The size of these lots are 50x160 feet, and to-day they cannot be bought for less than from $3000 to $3500. Lota and property all over Monrovia has also increased at at the same ratio. J, I. Case, the pro prietor of J, I. C, the famous race horse, and the large threshing machine works at Racine, Wis , and J. M, Stude baker, proprietor of the Studebaker wagon works, of South Bend, Ind., have invested $100,000 each in land and town lots, and are now preparing to build $12 000 residences. Messrs. Case and Studebaker have di vided their 800 acres into lots and will sell only to actual settlers who intend to build. They reserve, however, ten acres each, which will be laid out for their own residences, which will be built this fall. The main avenue in this divis ion has been named Grace avenue, in honor of Mr. Case's lovely daughter. This property lies along the foothills. Financial. Sis York, April 13.—The day closing, quotations were: Three per cent. Goveru ment bonds, 100: tour per cent, coupons,l29;*; four and a half ncr cent cou pons, mi',; Central Pacific, Louisville A Nashville, 68%; Mlcb. Central, 82; Denver A Klo Grande, :;1'..; Kansas A Texas, 83J-si; Northern Pacific, 28j COJjliNortuwestein, lICCSJ; New York Central, 11%; Oregon Transcontinental, 'Mli; Ore&on Improvement, 31; Paclflo Mall, 21; Texas Pacific, 2'JJi; Union Pacific, 61^4; United States Express, ('.!'„: Wells, Far go A Co's Express, 127, Western Union Tele graph, 77J'8. Money on call—Easy; B@7 per cent; closed, 3 bid. Prime mercantile piper, s@ti. Sterling exchauje—Dull, steady; $4.85>$ for to-day bills; 31.87 demiud. New York bar silver—9s : , l 4 San FaANCisco, April 13.—The following are tbe closing prices: Best* Belcher »(i 02J* Peerless 65 Crocker 1.00 IPotosl 7.25 Choilar tl ii 2'« Ophir» 7.74 Con. Virginia 14.87J4 lavage 5.62H Confidence... SOU Sierra Nevada 340 GouldAC'ry. 395 Union Con ... 2.80 H. AN 4 85 i Yellow Jack't. 4 44 Locomotive . .80 I Mt. Diablo.... 4 00 Peer 40 Sierra Nevada assessed 25 cents. Bllver bars—Per cent discount, 2G>£@2B. THE PEOPLE OF MONROVIA Are of the very best class and very well to-do. Indeed, it may be said, with a reasonable degree of certainty, that Monrovia, for its size, has more wealthy people who have built splendid und costly homes than any other town in Southern California. The salubrity of the climate nnd picturcsqueness of Monrovia have made it one of the most desirable places for residence in the world. Many of the wealthiest Los Angeles people, who have palatial resi dences, surrounded by overy luxury that money can buy, hive been convert ed to fair Monrovia by a single visit. Comparatively speaking, very little flaming advertising has been done to boom the town. It was not necessary, for many of those who have erected costly residences were enchanted with the place on their first visit. The liraln Markets. DOMESTIC. San Francisco, April 13. — Wheat — Firm: buyer season, Sl.B2}£; buyer 18*7, tl.'j2L£; spot season, storage paid, $1.74; May, «17«J4; July, $1.77. Barley — Firm; buyer season, tI.TO; buyer 1887, SI.MVf; September, $103: No. 1 browing, buyer 1887, tl 24. Corn—California large yellow, *I.o7y^@l. 10 per cental; small yellow, $1.15 @ lit 1 .,: white, $email@example.com. Ciiicaoo, April U—Wheat—Closing—Easy; cash, TtMa per bushel; May, 83c. Corn—Easy; cash, per bushel; Miy, 38' M ; June, 40)4c. Barley—Firm; bushel. FOSEION. Liverpool, April 13 —Wheat—Quiet but steady; demand poor; holders offer moder ately. Corn—Quiet but steady; demand poor. Chicago Meat Market. Chicago, April 13.—Pork—Steady; cash, $20.75 per barrel; May and June, $21. Lard—4o-pound tins, 8c asked; 8-pound palls, sfccasked; 5-pound palls, 7>..c asked, D-pound pails, 8c asked. THE RESIDENCES. Iv order to give the public an idea of the money that has already been invested in residences, we mention among the many the following: W. N. Monroe, §12,000. Hon. E. F. Spence, $12,000. John D. Bicknell, $10,000. J. I. Case, $10,000. Mrs. Remi Nadeau, $16,000. Gen. W. A. Pile, $7000. W. E. Little, of Washington, $5000. C. O. Monroe, $3000. H. Z. Culver, $4000. Grand View Hotel, $20,000. Monrovia Hotel, $10,000. M. S. Monroe, $5000. John Thomas, East Los Angeles, $5000. Captain Ainsworth, of Oakland, $13, --000. Among tbe many holders of hue resi dence lots who intend to build immedi ately are Mrs. Governor Stoneman, Rev. Dr. McDonald, of Boaton; YVoodhead it Gay, Rev. M. M. Bovard, President of the University; J. M. Campbell. J, W. Gardiner, Dr. Clarke, of Los Angeles; G. 8. Bailey, D. D„ Drs. Stewart, of Kentucky, Mo. Ferguson, of Montana. Rev. Dr, Stephenson, of Kansas City, J, D. Lynch, P. C. Baker, a millionaire of Pasadena, Mrs. C. A. Muller, of Water loo, lowa, Messrs. Hayes, Carle, Deok erson and J. W. Keefer, of Kansas City, Dr. MoCoye, of Pasadena, Captain John son, of Fort Dodge, lowa, Prof. Riley, the entomologist, and Hon. T. W. Fer ry, of Michigan, who was President of the United States for one day when Gar field was dead. BUSINESS HOUSES. The business blocks and houses which have not been included in the above list are also very costly and substantial buildings, and consist of three large gro cery stores, planing mills, clothing and furnishing goods store, two lumber yards, a drug store which reports busi ness very quiet, two furnitnre stores, two hardware stores, barbershop, black smithshop, two meat markets, jewelry store, music store, town hall, two churches, two livery stables and a bank, which is about to be built. * THE CHURCHES. The Baptist Church is a very fine budding, costing $7000. It has a fine organ and a good membership. Rev. Dr. Bally, the eloquent and well-known preacher, has charge of the church, and besides the regular services gives inter esting and instructive lectures from time to time, The church will be dedicated in May, with appropriate services. Passengers Drowned in a Steamer at Dieppe. BRITISH GUIANA'S FBONTIKH. German Brandy Tax Bill—The Czar's Family Scared—The Pope Counsels Prudence. Associated Press Dispatches to the Hkkalb Paris, April 13.—A dispatoh from Dieppe says tbat the ; packet steamer V ictoria was ashore oa the rocks near there. She stranded during a fog. Bey eral of her passengers attached life-buoys to their bodies and jumped overboard and were carried out to sea, while the others who remained on board were safe ly landed. The Victoria at the time of the accident had ninety passengers ost board. Twelve of them were drowned. CAPTURED CACKICE. Reported Taklnsr of Chief Cajensa of toe Ym _ sits. Gcaymas, Mex., April 13 — Csjeme, the Ysqut Indian chief, was captured yesterday by General Martinez at ft ranch ten miles from Guaymas, where he had been hiding for two months past. His capture ends the war between the Yaquis and Mexicans, which has been waged iv Sonora for two years. I'EELI.Mi PROVOKED. Uermanr Does Not Like r'reneh lavalrr Evolutions. Berlin, April 13 —The Berlin i'osf pnblishes a spirited article to-day on tbe relations between Germany and France. Referring to tbe French cavalry evolu tions at Luneville, in tbe department cf Mcurthe et Moselle, it says: "These and similar military preparations nlotg the frontier besr a character of provocation, and appear to proceed entirely from a wish to aggravate and alarm Uermany." Tronblee U Russia. St. Petersburg, April 13.—The Royal family has abandoned the pro posed journey to Crimea, owing to grave reports from the interior. Two huudred and sixty political arrests were made at Odessa on Easter Sunday. Five persona were surprised in a cellar engaged in fill ing bombs. The Brandy Tax Bill. Berlin, April 13 — The draft of the Brandy Tax bill has reoeived Emperor William's signature, and will immedi ately be presented to the Bundesrath as a Prussian proposal. To Ulve No ( ause of Complaint. Rome, April 13.—Fanfulla says tb* Pope has written to the Bishops of Al sace-Lorraine, counselling them to avoid party questions and. to be especially cartful to give Germany no pretext for complaint. Beccher's Eulogist. London, April 13.—The pastor of the City Temple states that be is almost cer tain he will accept the offered honor of delivering a eulogy on Henry Ward Beecher. He will sail early in J uue for New York. Death of a Sculptor. London, April 13.—The death is an nounced of Eugene Andre Ondene, the French sculptor, aged 77. Fire at a Panama Canal Station. Panama, April 13.—A fire took place yesterday at Imperator, one of the sta tions ou the canal line. It destroyed the machine shop belonging to tbe cor tracting firm. The loss is estimated at $200,000. Two lives were lost. By tbe politeness of General Edwin Ward the Herald is furnished with a letter from his sou, Mr. Herbert F. E. Ward, from the Congo country in Africa. Mr. Ward is next to Stanley, the great est traveler, and it is earnestly hoped will soon rejoin his parents in Pasadena and rest from his travels all over the world. Congo, January 6, 1887. My dear parents: Before finally leav ing here, I have just undertaken to com plete oue more contract, und shall soon no.v be storting on another journey (for tunately of short duration) a distance of about .'l7O miles, with live heavy iron pieces of tbe expedition steamer Florida. I leave in. about two days, with 300 Kaffirs and one whiteman. The journey up country will most probably occupy about six or seven weeks, then two weeks to return and I Km in hopes of catching the steamer for Europe in May. The route of my pres ent journey is mountainous aud rocky. There are four large rivers to cross, three of which we shall have to build rafts for. Ou January 21»t I was surrounded at midnight by an unknown number of natives, and my store waa burned down. Fortunately, I, with the assistance of four or live coastmeo, succeeded in saving the contents, which consisted principally of balrs of cloth and which was worth over $10,000. We caught one native, wounded two, and, owing to the darkness, the rest escaped. Since then some others have been given up and are, I guess, hanged by the State officials. I have arranged to mako a little series of sketches during the transport of the loads, and General Sanford (of Florida) will probably have them published in Harper's or tome other illustrated maga zine. San Diego's Election. San Diego, April 13.—8y the final count of Monday's municipal election the workingmon eleoted four out of five Trustees and the Marshal. The Citizen's party eleoted the Recorder, Assessor, Treasurer and one Trustee. Woman Suffrage in Pennsylva nia. Harrhburg, April 13.—The Senate to-day finally passed the joint resolution proposing the Woman Suffrage Consti • tutional amendment: Yeas 27, nays 16. The ladies'gallery was crowded during the vote. Besides Ihe tusks I have also brought itown the large skull-bouts of a large tusker bull elephant I shot in Septem ber. It weighs, with the lower jaw, upwards of three ewt., and is not dam aged. It forms a good trophy and is remarkable to examine the formation of the bone structure and socket) of tbe huge ivories and molar teeth. There are three bullet holes in this elephant's frontlet. It i< of enormous size. Also, I have a skeleton of a native man per fectly intact, and another specimen of a native quite perfect and in the dried flash. How wculd yon like these in Cali fornia? That is what I have collected tnem for, to form exhibits in a museum right there in California, surrounded by sketches of my own, of many natural and episodal incidents, some in black and white and some in colors. I have quite a variety whioh I hope to thow tbe people of California when I eau get there—maybe about the fall of the year, some time. Your son, Herbkkt P. E. Ward. Emigration by Wholesale. Odeknstown, April 13.—Arrivals here of emigrants on their way to the United States are at present enormous. Rail ways are running special trains to accom modate this class of travel. The number of emigrants now awaiting steamers to carry them to their destination is already greater than can be accommodated in the houses and lodgings and many are camping in the streets. Fifteen hundred embarked yesterday. Three thousand more are expected to arrive Saturday to take the steamers here. NO. 9. FOREIGN. Letter From Africa.