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VOL. XXVII. THE COAST. The A. T. and S- F. Push ing Ahead. A FUNNY FOGHORN EPISODE. Big Fish Story from t an Onofre— Striking Printers-is it Springer t Speolal Dispatch to the Herald. 1 Orange, April 16.—The graders of the A. T. 4 S. F. raiiroad.'on the River side, Santa Ana and San Diego division are pushing work ahead with all possible speed and are now olose to the Burrell Point. Another force of 100 men has jnet gone to work between Santa Ana and San Juan Capiatrano and another of about 200 are grading between San Juan Capiatrano aud Oceanside. The right of way is all secured and the graders are expected in Orange inside of two weeks. The people of Orange have contributed a depot site. Inside of sixty days the town will have connection with a through transcontinental road. The S. P. R. R. Co.'a surveyors are parallel in;; the Atchison road from Santa Ana to San Juan Capistrano. At the latter place their lines are running southeast, thus showing that it is the ultimate in tention of the company to build a new line to Yuma, doing away with the old desert line. HOIHANOE ON THE COAST. Tbe Tale of a Honeymoon In a Foghorn. Santa Cruz, April 16.—A romantic marriage occurred at Point New Year, to-day. J. M. Pierce,assistant foghorn keeper on New Years Island, advertised in a San Francisco newspaper, a few weeks sgo, for a wife. The advertise ment was answered, and, this after noon, he and the lady who answered the advertisement were married on the beach, by the Pescadero Justice, after «hich they were rowed out to the fog orn station on the island in a skiff. The lady is from San Francisco. IHAUINE CONVULSIONS. Throw Strange Denizens of the Deep Ashore In California. San Onofre Creek, Cal., April 16.— A storm his thrown vast quantities of marine vegetation up from the sea, covering the shore for miles, from four to six feet deep. Evidences are appar entof some great sub-marine disturbance. Dead fish, whales, sharks and turtles of immense size aro strewn along the shore. There are monstrous sharks, the largest one ten feet in length. FRUITERS' STRIKE. The San nieno [ nlon Typos Tem porarily Replaced by "Rate." San Diego. CaL. April UUtTwo or three weeks ago the printers of San Diego organized a Typographical Cnion at this place and demanded that the newspapers should be mack union offices, and asked for an increase in tho price of composition from fony to forty-five cents per thousand ems. The propriet ors thought the business would not allow the increased rate and the print ers went on a strike to-night. Non union printers are in demand and the papers will be issued es usual. Both sides are firm and declare that they will not give in. PREMI9IED WIIE.MIIHBERER. His Self-PossesNlou Changes Into Fear and Trepidation. Globe, A. T., April 16.—The man ar rested here on the 12th inst., on sun pioion of being William Springer, the Colton wife-murderer, is believed to be the party wanted. He gives the name of Henry Knith, and for several days ho maintained a sullen reserve. To-day he awakened, and recited to the Sheriff that the printed description cf the mur derer sent out by the Sheriff of San Ber nardino county is intended for him, but that it is a case of mistaken identity, he having been in Colton a few days before the murder, but not when the crime was oommitteil. His uneasy demeanor and contradictory statement lead strongly to the belief that he is guilty of some great crime. His self-possession when first arrested has given place to trepida tion and fear. ' To Bnlld a masonic Temple. I Paso Robins, Cal., April 16.—The I Masonic Building Association was or- I ganized hero this afternoon, wi h a capi tal of $20,000, its objeot being to erect a Masonic temple in Paso Rubles, the loca tion of which has already been fixed. The foundation v laid, and the work will proceed with all possible dispatch. The officers of the Association ore: Presi dent, James H. Blackburn; Vice-Presi dent, R. M. Shackelford; Treasurer, D. W. James; Secretary, A. R. Booth. The Petaluma and Bebastopol Railroad. Petaluma, April 16.—At a meeting lot the leading citizens of Sebaetopol, with a committee on behalf of the Petal uma Board of Trade, held here to-day, it was resolved to incorporate as soon as | posssible the Petaluma and Sebastopol I broad-gauge railroad, with $300,000 cap ital. The stook is divided into one hun dred dollar shares. A committee was appointed on behalf of the Board of Trade to carry out the resolutions. Ukiah Comes to the Front. Ukiah, April 16.—The citizens of Ukiah and vicinity mot at the court house to-day and appointed a committee to secure the right of way from Clover dale to this place for a railroad. Promi nent men are subscribing liberally and there is now no doubt that within eight een months the North Pacific Coast railroad will have its northern terminus at this place. Railroad communication | will make Ukiah an important point in I Northern California. I Three Prctldentlul Appoint- I ments. I Washington, April 16.—This after- I noon tho President made the following I appointments: Alexander K. Lawton, m\ of Georgia.to be Minister to Austria and I Hungary; Nowman A. McConnell of Ten ■ nesaee. to be Chief Justice of the Supreme ■preme Court of Montana; George S ■ Petters, of Ohio, to bo Attorney of tlx ■ United States for Utah. AUSTRALIAN MAILS. The Canadian Pacific B. B. Seek lng their Transportation. Ban Francisco, April 16.—Private advices from tho Secretary of the Gen eral Postoliice at Wellington, New Zea land, received to day by the steamer Maripoaa, state that etroDg efforts are being made by the Canadian Pacifiorail road representatives to secure the carry ing of Australian and New Zealand mails for Canada and England by the steamers from those colonies to British Columbia and over the Canadian Pacific road. Their proposition so tar has not been favorably received, the Colonial authorities believing that they se cure a qnickcr transit over the Uoited States roads and are disposed lo give preference to the Utter, notwithstand ing the strong inducements held out by the Canadian Pacific people. The Frult-Maowers Association Sacramento, April 10.—Ths Fruit- Giayers' Association yesterday elected tho following directors for the onauing year: J C. Beggs, A. F. Abbott, K. B. Blower, Erskiue Gree, K. D. Stephens, Dr. W. A. Briggs, Joseph Routter, H. K. Platty aud X P. Figg. Political Confederation. San Francisco, April 16.—Advices from Honolulu received to-day by the steamer Mariposa, state that a politioal confederation has been ratified between the Samonan islands and the Sauwieh islands. Didn't I.lke Being Hanged. Cassville, Mo., April 16.— E. F. Clum was hanged, yesterday, for tha murder of a young woman named Ella Bowe, July last. Fully 10,000 people witnessed the execution. Clum was greatly affected, and cried bitterly at times. He would try to choer himself by singing hymns. Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald. San Francisco, April 16.—The bar kentine City of Papeete, which arrived to-elay from Tahiti,brought as passengers tho Captain and crow of the German steamer Raiatta, whioh burned at sea on February 13th, seventeen days from San Francisco for Tahiti. The first news of her destruction was received here on March 17th by the Tropic Bird, which sighted tho burned hulk on February 16th. Ever since the greatest snxiely has prevailed here regarding the fate of those aboard. Captain Vieieck, of the Raiatee, to-day related the fol lowing story of the vessel's burning: On February 13th a firs was discovered in a room occupied by the second engi neer. All eilorts to extinguish the fire with water were unavailing. Almost as soon as the flames were discovered they buret out and enveloped that part of the steamer where the fire originated. While some of the crew were fighting the tire e>thers lowered two boats. The largest life-boat was in tho midst of tho flames and could not be saved. Within fifteen minutes of the discovery of the fire the kerosene on deck was in flames, and it was impossible to remain on the vessel. Every one got into the boats. There were thirteen in one and eleven in the other. The hi c was so sudden that no onewasuble to cave anything. Theahips boats were always kept provisioned, otherwise those who escaped in thorn would have starved to death. There was intense suffering from tho heat and lack of water. When all wero nearly dead from exhaustion, after five days ex posure in the open bouts, Remgiro Is land, one 'of the Toumutu group, was sighted. Hare the refugees remained twelve cloys, being kind ly cared for by the nalivss. Thence, in a small cutter, the party rraohed Tahiti, 190 miles dislant. 4 D. Priel, ono of tha passengers of Raiateii, died the day after tho boat* left tho burning vessel. His death re sulted from injuries received in being' pulle d through a bull's-eye of the vessel while being rescued. The person* on the vessel comprised twenty in the craw and four passengers. All except Priel reached hen; safely. SI'BINU HACKS. A Series of Events at the Blood Horse Association Meeting. San Francisco, April 16. —The Spring meeting of the Blood Horse As sociation was ushered in with beautiful weather Rod the track was in supurb condition. Tho hotting was heavy and spirited, and tho attendance very large. Many visitors from the interior were present, while the influx of eastern sporting men was also Urg';. The first race was the introduction purse, $.100; all ages, one mile. After a long delay at the post they were sent elf to a bam start, Nielaou leading slightly, while Bertie R , West's Hooker and Corrigan w ere left at the post. At the quarter and half Nielsen was still slightly leading. Ac rolia, Argo and Joitjou all well up; at three eiuarters the leaders were all in a buueh. They came down the stretch at a terrific pact, Aurelia winning by half a length. Rosalind second, Nielson third. Time, ItmU. This is tho best time for distance ever made on thia track. Odic Forces. Representatives of the press were last night invited to attend a seauce, or dis play of odic forces, by Mr. Fred Evans, a most remarkable medium, about twen ty-four years age. Mr. Evans is of Welsh descent, aud for a few years was a sailor before the mast, from which ho rose to that of quartermaster. A little over two years ago ho muile the ao quaintanoe of Mr. J. J. Owens, formerly ; lue iconoclastic editor of the Jan Jose Mercury, in Santa Clara county, who ' became deeply interested in the remark able medium anel accompanies him in j his travels and exhibitions. By request of Mr. Owens, Mr. Kemp, s of the Evening Express, Mr. Madnll, of j the Daily Tribune, and a representative of the Daily Herald attended the seance last night at the rooms of Mr. Evuns, on ths corner of South Main and Fourth 1 streets. Mr. Evans is a very pleasant gentleman of graceful m-inners, slight physique, and a powerful medium of the unseen forces that act with terrible J energy on the human mind. The repre sentatives of the press saw ull the move ments of a mechanical nature, but not . tho movements of the hand that wrote the communications and maelo the ar- ! tistio rei.roa.aitatioua. A slate, clean and free from all marks, , except an X, that extended across it, made with a common slate-pencil, was laid on the table aud sealed to another • clean slate, with a small piece of whi'e | pencil laid between them. The three ( representatives of the press laid their hands upon them for a few minute*, when, upon opening them, by breakiug J the seal, the following sentiments were 1 written, in ten different colors, over tho 1 cross linos, each line containing only one ' color: . To the g ntlemcn of the. Lou Angtlel Press: I Dear Friends; —I am pleased to meet I you all here this evening to witness : this phenomenon. I know that many 1 of you would like to hear witness of the truth of spirit return; but, also, too I many are afraid that their belief would be ridiculed and scoffed at by their many j friends. All that I ask is a fair report I of their test of spirit power for by so • doing it will encourage us to give you | more proofs in the near future of your spirit friends. This from the mediums I guide. John Gray. Good night. Second race, California stakes, two year olds, half mile. Another long de lay at the post, after which Pocatello was first away by two lengths to strag gling start; he maintained the lead to tho finish, winning by a nose, Geraldine second, Tricksy third. Time 49 Beconds. Tast odds against winner thirty to one. Third race, a purse of $500, all ages, mile aud a quarter. They were sent off all in a hunch; passing the stand, Shasta was loading by a length, Moonlight sec ond, Awo third. At tho quarter SJiasta increased her lead to three lengths, the ether positions remaining the same. There was no relative change in their positions at the half-mile, but when the stretch was reached Shasta gavo way to Argo and Moonlight. The finish result ed in Moonlight winning by a neck through the superior riding of Duffy, Argo second, Shasta third and the oth ers strung out. Time, 2:10. The fourth race, winner's stake, mile and a half, three-year-olds: To a fair start, in which Safe Ban was first, away they were sent off Safe Baa and Argo were the leaders past the stand, the others being close up. The positions were not much changed all the way around until the stretch was reached, when Del Norte moved up and assumed the lead. He was never thereafter headed, winning easily by a length, Argo second, Robson third. Time, 2.39. TUBF TALK, IHr. Strauss' Opinion of Harry Wilkes. New York, April 16.—Nathan Strauss, owner of the famous trotter, Majolica, said, yesterday: "I am ready to trot Majolica for a trophy or for the benefit of any worthy charity against any horse in Amerioa, Harry Wilkes ex cepted. Of courae, ihis does not include the queen, Maud S. Bonner would not trot her anyway. Harry Wilkes, in my opinion, can outfoot anything but Maud S. He ought to lower his record this season, it would not Burpriae mo if he made 2:13 or 2:12. I don't think Harry Wilkes will ever equal the record of Maud S., but he oun defeat Oliver K. with ease. Maud S. would defeat him. A mystery Unraveled. New York, April 16.—T0-inorrow'a World will have a long aooount unravel ing a railway mystery. The reported victim is Anna Christino Lnrsen, a Danish girl who arrived at Castlo Garden on the 2nd of March last. Her body was identified by Count De Selaky, a Polish refugee who had known her well in Denmark. A former lover of the girl who had been working on a farm near the scene of the mardor ; left his job two days before the crime i was committed and was not seen after i wards. It was known that the girl had t threatened him for a wrong done form . erly and had come to this country with . the object of finding him. The spirit of Stanley St. Clair was aeked to make a picture, and produced a good likeness of John Pierpont, tha poet, while the slate v/us firmly held by the three representatives. About the portrait of John Pierpont was written tho following: Dear Friends of Los Angeles —Yon who have it in your power to spread this knowledge of spiritual nature, I have drawn this spirit picture of Jno. Pierpont for your benefit, and on repre sentation of the press, and if you will speak of it as you ace it you will amply repay yours in spirit, artist, Stanley St. Clair. The spirits also sent, through tLe medium, the following communications of a personal nature: Tell Joe that Dau Lynch is here in spirit and will write bim more soon. My Uear James—l am glad to sco you here investigating the grand truth. Tell all dear ones that I am happy. Good bye. Mary Aykrs. To James J. Ayers—God bless you. It is with feelings of happiness and joy that I come back to write these few lines to you. I know you often doubt the possibility of spirit return, but I will soon prove it to you beyond a doubt. You know there is much in this belief to make you stay on earth happy, for it will cause you to look forward to a brighter future aud to a happy reunion with friends gone before. lam joined with James, Joseph and William in sending love to you from the spirit of Elizabeth Ayers. Ploase tell Jay that the spirit of Elizabeth Hanohetc is here. Jay can tell his wife that Bad and Max are here. U. Hanohett. The spirit of Henry Osborne, also of mother do, is present. I have come to tell you all that there is a life after death, and that is not as bad as yonr preachers paint it. Wm McFahland. Tell John that I have come to assure him of my happiness in spirit life. W. J. Davibs. The spirit of 0, Otis is present. I have come to make my presence known. ' A. Eastman. Please tell Willie Spalding that 1 am with him in spirit though absent in body, and that I hopo soon to demonstrate my presence to him at his own home. May Si'aluino. Jane Cleveland wishes X K. to know of her happiness in the spirit world. Mr. Evans will hold a public meeting (his evening, iv the Opera House. It is a peculiar feature of the seanoo that the names of the daily newspaper men present were not able to get communications, w bile those absent were all mentioned. SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL. 17, 1887-TEN PAGES. THE STEAMER RAIATEA A Number of Them on the market In the North. Richmond, April 16.—Quite a sensa tion was created here to-day in financial circles, aud among the stale officials by the discovery that an unknown quanti ty of spurious Virginia bonds, known as "Riddleberger threes" have bsen of fered for aale in tbe Northern markets during the past two days. Telegrams were received here by banking aud broker firms from Boston, and New York asking for the price of Virginia threes of 18<*2, due 1982, interest Janu ary; the July number of the bonds beini; asked. It was found that there were no coupons outstanding on these bonds now, which gave rise to the suspicion that something was wropg. The Boston firm then shipped $1400 of Virginia threes, as described, These were received here this morning and were taken to the State ofiioes for investigation. They were at once pronounoed fraudulent bonels, with forged names attached. A New York firm offered a similar 'amount to that of tbe Boston firm, and a $10,000 bond of the same description was re ceived be another firm of brokers here, making in all $29,000 in bonds, with all the coupons attached. The explanation arrived ut is that during the legislative session of 1882 the Keudall Bank Note Company of New York engraved bonds for the entire issue of Riddleberger's, under authority of tbe act known as the Riddleberger act. Thsse bonds were well executed and were accepted by the State, but were subsequently rejected and tbe contract for the execution of the bonds was give i to the American B uik Note Company «f New York. The Kendall Company, however, shipped the bonds in th, • • bu.,es, one of which the State refused .o -eceive. The other two they took and p/-»id express charges on the n. The first jbonds of the de nomination of $10,0C#each from number one to 432 wero returned to New York. The Kendall Company refused to take them back. It is now believed that these bonds were sold by the express company afterwards as an unclaimed package. It evidently fell into the hands of sharpers who forged the names of D. R. Rively, Treasurer, and L. A. Smith, Second Auditor, and proceeded to dispose of them. It is not known what amount of spurious bonds are on the market. D. R. Rively was treasuv er, hut I. A. Smith is a fiction, THE PANHANDLE THIEVES. Their Conviction Cerlaln—Arrest of a Ringleader. \ PiTTsnt'Re:, Pa., April 16.—1t is quite probable that a hearing will be held in t«e cases of the Panhandle robbers. Mcne than one-half of the prisoners havt already waived a preliminary ex 'aroiiation for a court trial, and it is be lievld that the others will take the same ao'pn. This will enable tbe defendants to <et their cases before the Grand Jury in lime fpr the present term of court. Within the past twenty-four hours a number of tho prisoners havo mude vol untary confessions to the attorneys of the company, but the natare of the dis ' closures has not been given to tbe pub lic. It is claimed, however, that they tally almost exactly with the facts aa learned by tbe detectives in their searches. It is thought that before tbe trial conies off nearly all the men will have admitted their participation in the robbery. Another aud very very im portant arrest was made to-day. H. C. Busby, who essoped from the officere at Denuison, 0., on Monday by jumping from tho train, was recaptured this morning and lotlged in jail. He is re garded by the detectives as one of the ' ringleaders. Conductor Black, who haa been absent since his release ou bail, re- i turned to this city this morning and is ready to stand trial. I THEATRICAL MANAUEBS. Tueßcplyof the Inter-State Com- I inerce Commlskioners. 1 CHICAGO, April 16.—The following ' has been decided in answer to a petition , sent to the Interstate Commission by the i meeting of theatrical managers of this 1 city last week: David Henderson, prexidenl 'of the Na- t lional Amunement Protective Aaa'n. — i Yours of the oth inst. inclosing a peti- 1 tion on behalf of the association you represent has been laid before tho com mission. Burned at Sea and all Hands Saved, LESS ONE UNHAPPY PASSENGER Several Fine Kaces at the Spring Meeting 1 of the Blood Horse Association. In reply, I am iuatruoted to say that the commission docs not undertake to say in advance what rates the railroad companies shall or shall not make to any class, or to any organization, or to any persons, but will consider-any complaints presenting actual controversies when the rates actually made are supposed by tho parties complaining to be inadmissable under the law. This responso in substance has been made to many applications similar to your own. Signed, T. M. CoLJtY, Chairman Interstate Commerce Commis siou,, Washington, D. C. INTERSTATE CO.nMF.RCE. Complaints Still Pouring lv About the Obnoxious Law. Washington, April 16.—A Californiau has aent a written complaint that he can't send refrigerators to Los Angeles under the present condition of things and asks for relief. This is a sample of hundreds of letters received by the Com mission every day and tho Commission has promised to hear next Wodneaday the representatives of Boston interests, who seek authority for railways to make rates from the West to that city, to meet those made by the roads whose termini are at New York. No day has been as signed for tbe hearing of the represen tatives of California interests, seeking relief for the tranecontinental roads frsm the operations of tbe long and short haul clause, but it is expected that some day next week will beset. STBANUK ACCIDENT. The Body of a Man Buffeted over a Ballroad. New Rociielle, April 16.—This morning one of tho strangest accidents occurred here that havo ever been wit nessed by railroad men. An unknown man while walking along the track was struck by a freight train and killed. His body was thrown upon the pilot of the engine where it lay until Larchmont was reached. There it fell to the road bed and both feet wore cut off. Anoth er train on the opposite track struck the man and once more he was hurled upon a pilot and lay there until New Rochelle was again reached, where the body rolled off and the trunk fell under the wheels a second time. When the train moved it was seen that only a headleea trunk remained after the terri ble buffeting it had received. SPURIOUS VIRGINIA BONDS. Irish Members Defended i BILLS FOR THE REICHSTAG. The Afghanees Rebel Against Their Ameer—lnvention of a Guidable Balloon. Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald. London, April 16.—Earl Spencer, who was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland under tho Gladstone Administration, in an in terview to day with Chas. Augustus Conylear, the Radical Member of Par liament for Cornwall, said he knew from experience as Viceroy, and nobody could possibly know better, that it was absolutely untrue that any members of the Irish Parliamentary party were mur derers or the associates of murderers, aa has been charged by Major Sanndcrsou. GERDIIN LEGISLATION. financial Proposals Soon to be Submitted to the Belchstag. I Copyrighted by the New York Associated Preas, 1887.1 Berlin, April 16,—Prince Bismarck will return to Berlin in time to be pres ent at the debate in the Reichstag on the financial proposals. The project be fore the Bundesrath asking for a supple mentary military credit covers simply the purposes already agreed upon and has no war character. It will pass the Reichstag without active opposition; it will be otherwise, however, with the taxation reforms and especially with tbe proposed tax on the consumption of spirits and sugars. The statement is published that the nature of Ihe proposal is doubtful. The bills wore only sent to the Bondea rath to-day. The budget estimate of the spirit duty for the current year is that ft will yield 28.000,000 marks. Ten years ago it was 35,000,000 marks. On sugar this year the duty is 35,000,000 marks, whereas a deende ago it was 45,000,000 marks. Though it is thus made evident that fiscal reforms are necessary, any proposals that the government may eutertain are sure to arouse sectional opposition. Tho Conservatives are privately urging Prince Bismarck lo respond to the im pending Russian customs edits, affecting German traders, by retaliation in the form of an increase of the duties on Rus sian corn. The other groups in the Reichstag have no sympathy with this movement, bessdes the financial propos als. The legislative working awaiting the Reichstag includes several important developments of Prince Bismarck's so cial reform scheme, Tho first bill to be considered is the one providing for the insurance of seamen against accidents, which has already been sent to a com mittee. It has tbe partial approval of the shipping interests, aud will pass without trouble. The next bill to come up will be the ono extending the acci dent insurance law to laborers employed in the construction of public works. This will also pass, but tbe government's proposals to amend the law relating to indnstrial occupation, in the direction of strengthening the trade guild system, i will lead to an energetic collision i of opinion in the Reichstag, On the i whole, the prospect for the session is that it will be a busy one, claiming tbe - best energies of tho parties without the worst form of parly passion and likely to result in sound practical legislation. Successful experiments have been made , at Metz with a navigable baloon, pro pelled with an electrio motor. The Augsburger Allgemeine Zeilung says the balloon is the iuvention of a German named Walker, who, for some time, was employed in America, where he per fected his discovery. The German Gov- , oianient, the paper says, has bought the invention, paying for it 1,000,000 marks down, and another 100,000 marks, which is to be paid in installments. The speed of the balloon exceeds that of a railway train, and may be stopped and directed at will, moving against the wind. Whatever of truth there may be in the report, it is certain that the residents of Metz are now nightly startled by an electric illumina tion hovering at a great height over their houses. The offioial returns of the war office show that the total number of German troops in the exterior zone of the west ern frontier, including Metz, Strassburg, Karlsruhe, Freiburg and Treves is 120,000 men, whiie m the interior zone, t comprising Stuttgart, Wurzburg, Co logne, Dusseldorft', Frankfort and Darmstadt, the number is 115,000. Tne total number of guns is 582. The Chinese loan of 50,000,000 francs has been readily subscribed, although at the high rale of 104 P er cent. This is considered to be tho opening of an era of successful competition with England in her financial relations with China. The low rates of interest facili tated the making of the loan. The government is urged to take advantage of the present favorable condition to convert further state loans. IN AFGHANISTAN. Tribes Rebelling Against the Authority of the Ameer. Bombay, April 16.—Intelligence has been received here that a body of the Ameer of Afghanistans troops made a night attack on a force of Qbilizia rebels and killed 200 of them. Several villages in the disturbed districts of Afghanistan have been destroyed by fire. A number of other tribes than tho Ghilizias are joining in tho rebellion against the au thority of the Ameer. It is reported that the Ruaaians are moving by slow stages toward Sulficar, whioh place is about 140 miles northwest of Herat. A FRENCH FOBfxEB Taken Back on the Same Steamer He Came in. New York, April 16.—Prosper Geary arrived in this country on the 11th in stant and was at ouce arreated on the charge of forgery and embezzlement to tho amount of 8120,000. The charge was preferred by Guirinel k Son, and the Deane Bank of Paria. Geary was arraigned before the United States Com missioner to-day, waived extradition and left for Franoe by the same vessel ou which he came. Explosion Prevented. Madrid, April 16.—A large dynamite bomb with a burning fuse attached was found to night in a room near the pri vate office of the Minister of Public W.oiks. An employd pluckily extin guished the fuse and there was no ex plosion. FOREIGN. Not to Contain Anything Detri mental to Sherman. [ New York, April 16.—The statement that General Logan's forthcoming book, "The Volunteer Soldier in America," which ia now in the press of R. S. Peals & Co., of Chicago, will contain letters from General Sherman of a compromis ing character, is denied by the publisher. The book contains several letters from General Sherman to General Logan regarding tbe appointment of General O. O. Howard to the oom mand of the Third Aimy Corps after the battle of Shilob. But all are of a friendly natare. The report circulated that the Sherman family bad tried to suppress these letters is also denied by Mr. Peale. Tbe book ia likely to create a controversy, but it will not contain any document not creditable to Sherman and to Logan as bis friend. To meet the Pacific R. H. Com missioners. Springfield, April 16.—Hon. D. T. Littler, recently appointed on the Board of Commissioners to examine into tbe affairs of the Pacific railroads, left this city to-night for Washington for the purpose of meeting the other members of the Commission, to at onoe effect their organization. Mr. Littler has not resigned bis seat in the Legislature and will take no notion in tbe matter until he has had the conference with the other members of the Board. Astronomical Conference. Paris, April 16.—M. Flourens, Minis ter of Foreign Affairs, to-day opened the International Astronomical Confer ence. He delivered an address of wel come to the foreign delegates. Otto William de Strove, the great Russian astronomer, was elected President of the conference and replied for the delegates. Death of a Judge. Washington, April 16.—Chief Justice David K. Carter, of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, died at hia home in this city at 10 o'clock this even ing, in the seventy-fifth year of hia age. Blue Laws. Washiniiton, April 16.—T0-morrow tbe Sunday laws will be enforced. FINANCE AND TRAD¥. A Bevlew of the Day's Transac tions. New York, April 16—The stock market to-day showed some what more animation than that of yesterday. While prices are higher for almost everything ou the list, the opening was steady with moderate busl uess. Northern Pacific was up l?iand Jcr Bey Central down % per cent. The latter, with Reading and -St. Paul, were tho only ones showing any activity, and the prices of the general list snowed no movement. Jersey Central and San Francisco preferred ', were decidedly weak. There was more ac tivity toward noon and a general firm tone was manifested. Fractional advances were made, the market continuing firm and strong, with but a alight reactlou toward 2 p.m., the closing being fairly active and firm, generally at about the best prices reached. Financial. i NkwYoek, April 15.—The day closing, quotations were: Three per cent. Uovern- j ment bonds, 100; four per cent, i coupons, 129; four and a half nor cent cou pons. 110; Central Pacific, 42%: Louisville 1 A Nashville, 69%; Mich. Ceu:ral, 02: i Denver A Rio Grande, 32; Kansas A , Texas, 83J. 8 ; Northern PaciCc, 2%; preferred, 62: Northwestern, 119'' H ; New York Central, ' 112 7 H ;Oregon Transcontinental, 15%; (Oregon i Navigation, 100; OrcKon Improvement, 41; . Pacific Mail, 56; Texas Pacific, 29J.J; Union , Pacific, a%) United States Exprt-ta, 62" M ; ! Wells, Fargo A Go's Express, 28; Western 1 Union Telegraph, I Money on call —&asy; 4@6 per cent; , closed 4 per cent. Prime mercautilo paper, 5@6. 8 Sterling exchange—Steady, quiet; 1 for (0-day bills; $4.87 for demand. , New York bar silver -Ban Francisco, April 16.— are the closing prices: BestAßelcher 18.00 |Peer 45 Grocker 96 Peerless 05 Chollnr 8.50 iPotosl 8.62", Con. Virginia 16.75 jOphlr 9.12H Confidence... 9 00 i -lavage 6 S7'i Gouici A Cry. 495 Sierra Nevada 410 • H. AS 6.K7H Uuion Con ... S.BO , Locomotive . .90 | Yellow Jack't. 4 90 Silver bars—Per cent discount, 25@26. ' The Urain Markets. DOMESTIC. ' San Francisco, April 16.-It is becoming more evident each day that the wheat in I this market is being cornered. Those who , are not in the ring positively assert that , this is the case, aud call attention to the 1 fact that present ruling prices here are | higher than those in any other wheat mar j ket in tbe world. Win. Dresbach, Piesi- , dent of tbe Produce Exchange, has bought enormous quantities wltbin the last three months, and Is still taking all he can get. i Those who havo reason to know say he is , buying not only ou his own account, but also tor the Nevada Bank and John W. 1 Mackay, and the intention Is to run prices t op higher until thoy havo absolutely cor- . nered the entire surplus wheat crop ol Cali fornia. Several members of the Produce Exchange have eutercd complaint against the alleged corner, and have petitioned the directors to set a figure for marginal pur poses, beyond which no member of the board can go. This matter will be consid ered today. by Earl Spencer. Saw Francisco, April 16. — Wheat — Dull: buyer season, 11.84%; buyer 18)7, 51.90J4; September, 31.70. Barley—Dull; buyer season, 11.08; buyer 1887, 81.14. Corn—California large yellow, i1.07%i@l 10 per cental: small yellow, 11.15 @ 1.17(4; white. 11.1fx31.40. Chicago, April 16.—Barley — 56e per bushel. FOREIGN. Livebfool, April 16 —Wheat—Firm; de mand fair: holders offer moderately. Cali fornia No. 1, 7s. lid. percental. Corn—Ciuiet but steady; demand poor. Chicago Hint market. Chicago. April 18.—Pork—Steady: cash, 120.00 per barrel; Hay and Juno, 120 76. Petroleum. Nsw York, April 16.—Petroleum was dull but steady; opened at 6<5„, highest 64' B . lowest MS and closed at iii' a . Sales, 686,000 barrels. And Still They Come. Mr. W. 8. Knott, a nephew of Gover nor Knott of Kentucky, is a new acqui sition to tbe attorneys of Los Angeles. Mr. Knott intends to make this his fu ture home. He will, no doubt, make a valuable citizen. Tbe Lebanon, Ky., Standard and Timet speaks thusly: "Mr. W. S. Knott, who lately left this place for Los Angeles, Cal., has opened an office in that city for the practice of law. He has been a prac titioner for about fifteen years, and all that time a careful and painstaking stu dent, and has obtuined a ripe snd thor ough knowledge of the principles under lying the legal soienoe. We commend him very cordially to the people among whom he has cast his lot aa a gentleman of the highest integrity, a thoroughly equipped man of business, and a lawyer in whose band the interest of a client will always be diligently guarded." We welcome Mr. Knott to the City of the Angels, and predict success for him in his profession. LOGAN'S BOOK DOLLIE VANCE. A Fandsome Los Angeles Girl Who is Crazy. SHE CLAHIS SHE WAS ABUSED. As a Last Resort She Tries Poison and is Locked Up as Insane. Associated Preu DUoatchea to tbe Herald: Chicago, April 16 — To-day Dollie Vance, a handsome and well-dressed woman eighteen years of age, was locked up in the insane department of the) County Court, to await an examination as to her sanity. Her home is in Las Angeles, Cal., where her relatives re side. Last fall she went to some point in lowa from Los Angeles with her adopted father and mother for the pur pose of visiting friends. Abont seven weeks ago they left f.r home. While passing through Burlington the girl tried to runaway and come 10 Chioago, owing to her dislike for her father, who is a gambler, and who, she says, abused her. She came to tbis city and reg s tered at the Tremont bouse and not pos sessing much money was finally com pelled to sell a quantity of valuable jew elry in order to pay her bills. At last she was compelled to leave tbe house and seek cheaper accommodations. While wandering around the streets she became lost and was taken to the Central police station by an officer, from where she was sent to the Womans' Home on Chestnut street. She re mained there until last week, when she became so despondent that ■be attempted to commit suic de by means of arsenic. Her act was discov ered in time to save her life and she was sent to the county hospital for treatment. She was declared to have fully recovered from tho ► fftcts of the poison yesterday and Bbc was then taken to the insane department cf the County Court. Her mother has been notified of the circumstances. A DAMAGE SUIT. fifty Xbouaana Hollar* Asked for tne Killing of M. Yager. Messrs. Paytou & Speuoer, attorneys for Mrs. Florilla Yager, filed a complaint yesterday in tbe Superior Court against the Southern Pacific Company, asking judgment for §50,000 for killing plain tiffs husband in this city three weeks ago. Tbe complaint charges that • track of tho defendant's railroad runs near to end almost parallel with the Hellman street car line for about 300 yards south from tbe passenger depot, and that the uilroad track there, con verging to tße s reet-car line, turns to tbe left and crosses it; and that when a street car on this Hellman line was about passing the passenger depot, coot* ing towards tbe center of tbe city, an engineer, fireman and brakeman pot a locomotive snd cars in motion and im mediately engaged in a race against the street car to beat it to the intersecting points of the two roads, and when the railroad car had got ahead, the employes looked back and engaged in laughing and motioning at the passengers in tbe street car, and while running in this way, without sounding warnings of approach, tbe locomotive and cars ran over and instantly killed Michael Yager, who is alleged to havo been the husband and only support of plaintiff. If Messrs. Payton & Spencer think that they can prove any such statement of facts as tbe above, several warrants for murder should be issued at ouce. It is probable, however, that there will be considerable difficulty in adducing the proof. ADVERSE RESOLUTIONS. Tiic Board of Trade on interstate Coniniercc. At a special meeting of the directors of the Los Angeles Board of Trade, held yesterday afternoon, the follov ing reso lution was adopted and ordered tele graphed to the Interstate Commerce Commission: Whereas, A strict interpretation of tbe fourth section of tbo Interst ate Com merce bill will, iv the opinion of this Board of Trade, work a grout end irre parable injury to the business interests, not only of Los Angeles city and county, but of our entire State; therefore, be it Resolved, That this Board, represent ing, as it does, the entire mercantile in terests of tbis city, herewith respectfully a. k9 of the Honorable Board of Inter state C immense Commissioners a tempo rary suspension of section 4. j Resolved, Thatthe following telegram, signed by the President and Seoretary of this Board, be immediately wired to the Interestate Commerce Commission: "Our fruit, raisin and wine crops are maturing. Manufacturers, packers and shippers are holding back, not daring to contract for raw products, a« increased freight rates, under the Interstate Bill, is from $300 to $800 per car. Our State is threatened with disaster, unless some relief comes, protecting in against the present interpretation of the fourth sec tion of the bill, which we ask your body to suspend until the people oan be heard from.' Board of Education. The Board of Education met last night. Dr. Kurtz in the chair. Various re ports were received, audited, and filed. The Janitor's committee was authorized to put the buildings and fences in re pair. The application of tbe Junior class of tbe High School for a special teacher of music was received and denied. On' motion each teacher was allowed one holiday every three months to visit other schools under the directiou of tbe Superintendent and the chairman of the Teachers Committee. The same oeusua marshal who offi ciated last year was appointed to serve t bis year. The board then adjourned. Christian Evidences. j Many of our readers will be interested to know that the Rev. Dr. Morgan has been engaged to deliver a series of lec tures on this topic during the coming week, in St. Paul's Church, O'.ive street. We understand it will be tho object of the reverend gentleman to show on what grounds Christianity does and does not rest its claims. An able, clear-cut and well put exposition of the ethical and scientific arguments upon which re ligious people are willing to rest their faith will certainly be a matter of iute r est to our entire community. Do not let these leotures bs forgotten. Ne.t Tuesday, Wednesday and ThursdT» evenings. -~sjr NO. 12.