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VOL. XXVII. GENERAL NEWS. Sudden Death of Charles Kohler. DROUGHT AT THE EAST. Large Real Estate Transactions in Mexican States—Trouble in the Samoan Islands. Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald. San Francisco, April 17.—Charles Kohler, the senior member of the well known wine firm of Kobler & Frohling, of this city aud Los Angeles, dropped doad from apoplexy on Geary street to night. Deceased was 53 years of age, a native of Germany, and at the time of his death was a member of the present Board of Education. THE DBOIUHT. It Injures the Wheat Crops in The East. Chicago, April 17.—The following summary will be published by t Farm ers' Review: Correspondence from near ly every county in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio report that there has been no adequate relief from the drought and that high and dry winds are causing deterioration in tbe condition of winter wheat and a certain percentage of damage has already oc curred. Yet notwithstanding the im pending great injury which a much longer prolongation drought would ef fect the generality of reports from the wheat districts ojntinuo to be favorable. Pastures and meadows in the States of Illinois, Indiana and Ohio are already suffering very seriously. However, owing to a lack of rain, the spring wheat seeding has been nearly completed in Illinois and lowa, and is in progress in Minnesota. Dakota and Michigan. The ground is reported to be in a favorable condition in lown, Dakota and Minne sota for the reception of the seed. MEXICO. large Real Estate Investments by Americans. St. Louis, Mo., April 17.—Advices from Mexico state that the following notable American investments in real estate have been closed recently: A syn dicate composed.of Chicago capitalists and United States army officers has pur chased a tract of 5,000,000 acres lying in the States of Coahnilla, Durango and Chihuahua, in Northern Mexico. The tract is traversed by tbe Mexican Cen tral and also by the International road, whioh Huntington is buildiDg from Eagle Pass to Laredo. Of this tract 1,000,000 acres is tbe finest cotton land in the country. It is in the famous Lagonnda district. A purchase of 235,000 acres has been mode in the western part of Chihuahua by Utah men. As this tract is adjoining the Mormon colony, the purpose of the purchase can be readily guessed. the presidency. St. Louis, April 17.—A telegram from the (Jity of Mexico dated yesterday says: The candidates for the presidency are in the cily awaiting the action of Congress. No'hing can be done until it , is known whether President Diaz is to be his own successor. Congress is not making any hastefabout it. There was not the slightest reference to the subject in the Senate or House of Deputies last evening. Tbe sentiment in favor of Diaz continuing in office is undoubtedly growing stronger. Whether the con stitution shall be changed so as to allow him to remain iv office two years longer so as to re-elect bim for another term of four years has been a question. The committee haa reported in favor of an amendment allowing re-election. This committee says that in Ihe opinion of its members two successive terms of the presidency will not endanger the repub lic by making it possible for the Presi dent to perpetuate his power. CALIFORNIA FRUITS. Tliey Find a Good market at the East. Chicago, April 17.—50 far as is no ticeable the denied fruit market is quite if uot a little dull. California dried fruits wero steady all round. Thero lately have been fair arrivals of raisins, and tin s line of fruit meets with a good sale, the quality being very fine. French, 8 and 94. cents per pound. Peaches, halves pared, 20 and 21 cents per pound. Figs, 6 and 8 cents per pound. Nectarineß i) cents per pound. Pears 8 and 12 centß per pound. Rais ins, Loudon layers,2o-pound boxes, §1.40 and $1.50 per box. Raisins, loose Mus catel, 11,90 and $1.30 per box. Raisins, California layers $1.25 @ 1.35 per box. There was fair demand for choice oranges. Common grapes and smutty oranges are a little slow and easy. Stock at present consists mainly of California oranges. California bright Riverside $3.50 (<ii, 4. California San Bernardino $3.50 (« 4 25; California Santa Ana $3 @ 3.25; Califor nia oranges $2 50 Qy 3; California Los Angeles $2.50 (a; 3.25; California _Navel -.■ranges, according to quality, $5 @ 6; California Duarte $3 (" 3.50; California Snn Gabriel $2.75 (a 3; California Blood oranges, fancy $5 (a 7; California oulls $2.00. " THE NATIVE SONS. Preparations for n Ilia; Time at Nevada City. Nevada, Cal., April 17.—Many busi ness places have been tastily decorated in honor of the Grand Parlor N. 8. G. W which convenes to-morrow iv Odd Fel. lows' Hall. Tbo citizens will do all in their power to make welcome the visit ing Native Sons, while Hydraulic Parlor No. 56 has prepared to entertain their guests in a most royal manner. This afternoon a delegation from Hydraulic Parlor, accompanied by a band, went to Colfax to meet the delegates and escort them to this city. Ample accommoda tions have been secured in the hotels and private families. It is expected that there will be between 200 and 300 vis itors here during tbe week. To-morrow evening a formal reception will be ten dered the visiting Native Sons, for which an interesting programme of ex ercises hßsbeen prepared. The weather promises to be favorable and a success ful and pleasant session of the Grand Parlor is looked for. MARTIAL LAW. Wholesale Executions at the Tunis Islands. Sax Francisco, April 17.—Advices received from Sydney, per steamer Mari posa, give tbe latest particulars regard ing the attempted assassination of Premier Baker, of Tonga Island, by con verted Weslyan natives. The corre spondent of the Sydney Herald nt Sura Jili Inlands writes under date of Febru ary 17th that Biker be.ieved the attack on him was an organizad conspiracy cf tho Wcslyans to overthrow the govern ment. He sent for soldiers and a laree number of indiscriminate arrests were made. Baker put the prisoners through the form o# a trial, condemned them to death and the sentences were exeouted the same night. Before the executions were carried out the British Acting Vice Consul, W. E. Giles, used the utmost exertions to stop them. Things were growing quieter when the newly ap pointed Vice Consul, R. B. Leefe, arrived at Tonga, and after enquiry, decided that be had no power to interfere. The storm again burst forth with redoubled fury. The Mission College was invaded by an armed mob who brutally beat tho Wesleyans aud wrecked their bouses. Mr. Leepe was again appealed to but again refused to intercede. Among six of the earliest condemned to death was an ordained Wesleyun Minister, David Finan, a man of the highest position and repute. Six executions were to take place the day after the departure of tbe steamer which brought the above news to the Sura Fiti Islands and thirty more on the day fol lowing. The French and Germans have sent for men of war and urgent represen tations have been made to the Fiti Gov ernor to interpose and report either to Mr. Baker or Mr. Moullon, the Wes ley an Missionary. A Sydney Hvrald special from Auckland, N. Z , says: Further news from Tonga, states that the Wesleyans are being mercilessly plundered and maltreated by tbe King's soldiers. The Premier docs not antici pate any difficulty about French inter ference in Tonga aud is of the opinion that German jealousy will be aroused by the appearance of the French so close to Samoa. PAitNELLisim. A Letter Written Uj Parnell Years Afro. London, April 17.—The Times, as a proof of its assertion at the conclusion of its articles on "Parnellism and Crime," that it has further documentary evidence, piints a fac simile letter signed by Farnell and supposed to have been addressed to Egan to pacify his subordi nates when Parnell publicly denounced the Phccnix Park murders. The letter tills one side of an ordinary sheet of note paper and is in a strange hand writing. "Yours, very truly, Chas. S. Parnell," in Parnell's writing, is at tbe top of thn,other leaf. The Times sug gests that the signature was so written so that it could be torn off if necessary. The letter which is dated simply "15, 5, 82," without an address, is as follows: Dear Sir—I am not surprised ut your friend's anger, but he and you should know that to denounce the murder was the only course open to us. To do that promptly was plainly our best policy. But you can tell him and all others con cerned that while I regret Lord Caven dish's death, I caunot refuse to admit that Burke got no more than his deserts. You are at liberty to show him this, and others whom you can trust also; hut let not my address be known. He can write to the House of Commons. The Times says: "Parnell cannot ex pect that simply tbe republication of this letter will have any weight with public opinion. He must bring more solid proofs to annul the effect of the disclosure." * Knights to Parade. St, Louis, April 17. —A convention composed of delegates from all of the Trades Unions in the city, including Knights of Labor, was held at Turner Hall this afternoon. The business con sisted chiefly in completing arrange ments for a grand parade of workingmen to take place on May 1st, in commemo ration of the establishment of 8 hours as a day's labor. It is intended to make the purnde the grandest thing of the kind that has ever taken place here. A resolution was adopted that none but the American Hug should have a place in the procession. The Los Aiijrelew in Danger. San Francisco, April 17.—The steamer Los Angeles, while leaving the harbor this morning was compelled to anchor in the stream off the Seaside Gardens to allow her journals, which had become heated, to cool. After rais ing anchor preparatory to a final depart ure she was carried by the wind and tide on tbe beach, but was safely gotten off, and then proceeded on her voyage. No damage was done, but she did not get out of port until 2 p. M, A Jury Disagrees. Sioux City, la., April 17. —The jury in the case of John Arensdorf, charged with the murder of Rev. Geo. C. Had dock, disagreed and were finally dis charged by the Court at 11:50 A. If, to day. The jury stood eleven for acquit tal and one for conviction. Dennis O'Cnnnell was the juryman who stood out for conviction, and when the jury was before the Court he said that his judgment was final. The Court there upon discharged the jury from further service. Injury to Wheat. Kansas City, April 17.—A heavy rain lusting from early this morning un til about seven o'clock fell in Kansas, Nebraska and western Missonri, but was succeeded in the Missouri Valley by a snow which cov ered the ground to a depth of two inches and which threatens great damage to wheat crops and budding fruit trees . Ulbbons sustained. London, April 17. —A dispatch to Renter's Telegram Company from Rome says the Pope approved tbe course ol Cardinal Gibbous, and encouraged him in his action with reference to the Knights of Labor. Cardinal Gibbons has secured the adherence of Cardina Manning, and will appeal to the other Bishops for support. Haln at Santa Ana. Associated Press Dispatches to tho UlOALD LONG Island Citv, April 1".— Sheriff Mitchell, of Queen's county, stationed Deputy Sheriffs at every park and ground where baseball is usually played >n Sundays, early with in itruotions to prevent the opening of :he gates and the playing of ball, and ilso posted notices at the entrances for )idding the games. Nearly 10,000 per ons gathered at Kidgowood, expecting o see a game between the Brooklyns ind Metropolitans. Great excitement irevailed all day and loud expressions of lisappcintment were heard on all sides. Several thousand persons also assembled n the neighborhood of the other parks. Sheriff Miicliell says the same action vill be taken every Sunday duriug the eason. Till-: ■VNOAV law. (The Effort to Enforce It In WaablUR ton. WASHiNciro.v, April 17. —This has )een a quiet Sunday in Washington. The order of the Commissioners direct ng the closing of nearly all places of jusiness went into effect this morning, ind was generally observed, except in a ew matters upon which there was a dif erence of opinion between the municipal iiithorities. There were several deal ers, however, especially in tho down ;own districts, who kept open, and an lonnesd their intention to test the law, the order which produced this result was based upon an absolute statute, and directed that all places of business, such is groceries, saloons, butcher-shops, confectionery and cigar stores, be kept closed on Sunday; that news stands and newsboys should not be allowed to sell after 1 o'clock; that drugstores should sell nothing but medicines, and that car riages should not loiter on the streets. Tbe delivery of milk, bread, etc., and r.rticles purchased, the order laid, would not be interfered with, nor would eating houses be closed that were separated from restaurants. The l qttor men are believed in nearly every in stance to have obeyed the order, al though the police report that there were one or two violations. It was noticed that two saloon men kept bartenders at their doors, and that people were allowed to enter. The cigar stores were closed with the exception of some places where the owners informed the police that they desired to test the law. All confectionaries were closed and no hacks were seen on tho streets. The police re fuse to state the number of violations discovered, but six arrests were made for drunkenness up to ten o'clock to night against an average of about -0 'on previous Sundays. itll.MNU I:\CIT1MI l-;.\T. more New Uold fields to be Opened l'p, Ottawa, Ont., April 17. —The Cana dian Government's expedition to the Yukon country leaves here on Wednes day. It will consist of Dr. Dawson, as sistant of the Canadian Geological Sur vey, two subordinate members of the Survey staff and Dominion Land Surveyor Ogilvie. The chief objeot of the expedition is to locate and make a preliminary survey of the gold fields in Northern British Columbia. Strong rep assentations have come from mining companies at Seattle, Wash. Ter., whioh desire to acquire mining rights in the district, but will not invest capi tal unless the Canadian government gives them a sure title. As min ers are reported to be rushing into Canadian territory east of the 142d meridian, Messrs. Dawsons and Ogilvie have becu created, by an order in the Council, as Police Commissioners for British Columbia in case an emergency arises. The expedition will traverse a part of Alaska to reach the base of op erations, and safe conduct permits hove been obtained from the United States authorities. Imprisoned In u ITIlne. PiTTsmJKd, April 17.—A Connelsville, Pa., special fays: The upper pit of the Davidson coke pit caught fire yesterday afternoon and imprisoned three miners, all of whom are now believed to be dead. Their names are Paul Ncgle, William Ruder and Shennan. The fire started in a small air-shaft near the entrance and spread rapidly to the mine. Tho miners were-' quickly notified and all escaped but the three men named. The mine is still burning, and all efforts to extin guish them have so far been fruitless. The imprisoned miners are all married men with families. The origin of the fire is unknown. Killed Accidentally. Savannah, Ga., April 17.—I. M. Foudo, Superintendent of the Georgia Central Railroad, was shot and instantly killed to-day while on an excursion on board the tug Wm. G.. Turner by J. J. Abrams, a prominent lawyer of this city. The shooting was accidental. Mr. Fonda was until recently Superintendent of the Henderson division of the Louis ville and Nashville railroad. Anarchists' Revenge. New York, April 17.—Three fires were started in and about the building of the New York Zciluny early this morning, damaging the building and contents to the extent of $16,000. There is a suspicion that the fires are the result of Anarchist enmity. A Peculiar Accident. Palestine, Ills., April 17.—By the bursting to-day of a water tank contain ing a hundred thousand gallons of water five persons were killed and several in jured. The accident occurred on the Northwestern Railroad, where a crowd was standing under the tank. Rain and snow. San Francisco, Cal., April 17.—It is reported raining at Colfax and snowing on tho Sierras and at Virginia City. Santa Ana, April 17.—The weather throughout the day haa beeu accom panied by light raina. It continues cloudy, with south winds aud strong in dicitions of more rain. MONDAY MORNING, APRIL, 18, 1887-TEN PAGES. THE SUNDAY LAW. A Change Asked in the Swill <>r . distance. The City Council meets to day and the attention of tho City Fathers is called to the swill and garbage ordinance which is causing a groat deal of complaint at present. The ordinance now permits the removal of swill and garbage in cov ered water-tight wagon ..beds between the hours of ii o'clock p. M, and 8 o'clock a.m. 'This is not proper and works a great hardship upon people who are so toolish us to be ou the streets at dusk without being engaged in the swill moving business. On Sunday evening, a short time ago, a Herald reporter was passing along Second street a httlo after 0 o'clock, and it waa not near dark, when be was forcibly assaulted by a chunk of tainted atmosphere which lifted him several inches from the ground and drove all thoughts of tbe frugal din ner to which ho was hastening out of his Led. This pollution of the gentle fl jwer laden eveniug air was caused by a man iv front of tbe HoHenbcck res taurant emptying a barrel of foul Bwill into a covered wagon. There were fifty people passing along the street at the time and there wero numerous guests seated near the windows of the restau rant waiting for their dinners and they had the full henefitof the spectacle. It did not teud to enhance the appelites of tho- • who saw the act or got a whiff of the polluted air. This occurred in broad daylight when the street was crowded. Lust Friday evening at forty minutes past six o'clock a covered wagon drove up in front of the restaurant on Spring street, just below tho Nadeau House, and the stalwart driver, seizing a barrel, proceeded to empty its contents in the wagon andsenta perfnmethrobbingdown th* ambient air that made tho throngs of people wonder how they could ever have thought the peculiar scent of a skunk was disagreeable. There is no excuse for uot changing the ordinanoe so aa to allow tbe removal of swill only between the hours of nine or ten o'clock P. M. and six o'olock A. M. The only explanation *of the ordinance as it is now worked is that it is put up by hotel aud boarding-house keepers to destroy the appetites of their boardtrs. Its Observance to be Enforced. NO MOItE BALL PLAYING. Washington Business Houses Closed Yesterday—The Law Will be Tested. A Card from L. Id. Holt Regard* Ins It. At a meeting of the State Board of Horticulture yesterday in this oity, two bills wero presented which caused some discussion, and which were indefinitely postponed. These bills were for rent of Pavilion at Riverside at the late Fruit- Growers' Convention, $80, and an itjm of $24 for labor at the convention. L. M. Holt yesterday sent the following card by telegraph to the Herald: Riverside, Cal., Apjtil 17, 1887. Editor Herald:—l am very much surprised at a s.aternent I see in this morning's Times relative u< the action of the State Board of Horticulture regard ing certain bills for expenses ef the State Convention at Riverside. When the Cold Storage Excursion cyno up from Los Angeles several weeks ago Mr. Le long asked me if tho people of Riverside' would like to have the Statu Fruit- Growers' Convention held here. I asked him what they desired our people to do. He replied: "Take hold and help make a profi table meeting, the Slate Board pays all expenses, such as hall rent, etc." Onr people desired to hare tbe cenveution and so expressed themselves. At the close of the convention Mr. Lelopg sai l tbe Board would meet in Los Angeles on Saturday, and he desired the bill for rent of hall, bo they could act upon it. He then asked if there was any expense for help connected with the convention. I told him there was, but our people would pay that. LeLong replied, "No, put that in, too, for the State pays all these bills." If the payment of bills had not been assumed by Mr. LeLong for the Board at first, our people would have paid them gladly, as they always have on similar occasions. This explanation is due to the people of Riverside. I transacted the entire business with Mr. LeLong, and the people of Riverside had nothing to do with the case, and this is a fair statement of the facts. L. M. Holt. The Horticultural Board. The State Board of Horticulture met Saturday morning at tho Board of Trade rooms, President Cooper in the chair and General M. G. Vallrjo, Dr. E. Kim ball, A. S. Chapman and N. R. Peck present, The following officers were elected: President, Eliwood Cooper, of Santa Barbara; Vice-President, N. R. Peck, of Penryn, Placer county; Secre tary, B. M. Lelong; Treasurer, General M. G. Vallejo; Auditor, Dr. E. Kimball; State Inspector of Pests, W. G. Klee. Suntu Rosa was selected as the place for holding the next State Convention in November. The Treasurer reported re ceipts of 810,000 from the State and ex penses from November 1, 1880, to March 31, 1887, of $7380.21, leaving a balance of $2019.70 on hand. Tho Inspector of Fruit Pests was authorized to make ex periments in insect destruction, and the President was authorized to have 5000 copies of the insect remedy bulletin printed. Eliwood Cooper, Dr. Kimball and Mr. Black were chosen as the Exec utive Committee. Bills of $80 for rent of the pavilion at Riverside, and $24 for labor at the convention were indefinitely postponed, as it was the understanding that the people of Riverside were to fur nish them. The Board then adjourned. Teachers' Institute. At 11 o'clock this morning tbe annual Teachers' Institute of Los Angeles county will meet at No. 25 North Main street, in the Masonic Hall. This insti tute will continue in session five days, and after to-day will convene at 9 o'clock A. m . There will be a social reunion this evening, and on the other evenings leotures will be delivered by prominent educationalists. The morning sessions will be devoted to sectional work, pre sided over as follows: Primary, Mrs Mary E. Garbutt; intermediate, Super intendent C. T. Meredith; grammar, Fred H. Clark. As tbe school law makes it the dnty of every teacher to attend these institutes, it is probable that there will be a large attendance. The after noon sessions will be very interesting, inoluding as they will discussions and pa pers on important questions. San Francisco, April 17.— A/liile Mrs. Blaney was croaaing the railroad track in West Berkeley, at 6:30 o'olook this evening, an engine of the Sacra mento local train struck and killed her. She was 72 years of age. About two weeks ago she was struck by an engine, bnt was only slightly injured. TO THE COUNCIL. Services at the Various Churches. A LECTURE ON AFRICA. The Eloquent Addresses of Dr. Bird sail, Bey. W. J. Chichester and Dr. Cantine. Yesterday was not an agreeable day. The cl.vuds hung low down and rain threatened, but this had no effect upon those of our citizens who are seeking the true path. All of the churches were comfortably rilled, and the sermons were listened to attentively. The music, as usual, was excellent, particularly so at the Cathedral, Trinity M. E. Church and the church. At Trinity church there was an excellent lecture by Dr. Mellew, a gentleman who for over a score of years was a missionary among the Zulus. Bolow is a synopsis of Dr. Mellew's lecture as well as of the ser mons of several other divines. "HAPPINESS." Discourse of Dr. Cantine at the Fort Street M. E. Church. Dr. Cantine chose for his subject at the Fort Street M. E. Church, at Armory Hall, yesterday morning, ths 17th verse of the 15th chapter of Luke: "And when he was come to himself he said, how many of my father's hired servants have bread enough aud to spare, and I perish with hunger!" There are three questions we would ask of every system of roligion: (1.) What is God? (2.) What is man? (3.) What are the relations whioh exist be tween God and man, and what are the obligations growing out of those rela tions? Every system of religion professes to give us some information concerning these inquiries, and these system-: are judged by the answers made to these inquires. By these tests wo try the re ligion which we profess. There is a theory given by science concerning man. It does uot explain satisfactorily to us mail's exceptional nnhappiness. In tbe story of the unhappiness of the prodigal sou you see he is a sufferer; all the others are bappy. It is a true picture of hu manity. Ask the representatives of hu manity—the poets, the philosophers, the historians — all unite in proclaiming the unhappiness of man. How shall we explain this condition? Does the theory of science, does the wisdom of man fathom tha mystery. The lower order of creation, the ani mals, in their natural condition are happy. As soon as you advance to a higher order, however, the orderjof crea tion called man, misery and sorrow characterizes it Man is a being of mis ery. The crosm of completeness offered by science to man ia a crown of thorns Satisfy hia ambition, give him a realiza tion of his great desires and you plunge him into the greatest suffering; remorse, pangs of conscience, a shame pursuea him to rnin. The law of the survival of tho fittest in the animal kingdom we ad mire, but wheu invoked among men we recoil and abhor those in history who have invoked it. RIVERSIDE HOSPITALITY. The Bible theory.or history of man, is not one of uninterrupted progress, but yet of progress. Man is not an animal, but a man, tbe highest order of creation, created for the glory of God. Men differ from each other in kind. God made man in his own image. God is the father of the human race. Man, then, can be happy only in his father's house. Out of the control, free from the laws of God, man is plunged into misery. Like the prodigal son, give bim free rein to the rich endowments bestowed upon him and lie becomes mis erable. Facts oppose tbe theory of the scien tists. The life of Christ is a fact. Such a life became an example to all men, and through him we may live the life of Christ. Christ proclaims that he came to give life—not theory, but life. We have instances of the life-giving powers of Christ. Mon, through the power given by Christ, rise up out of their misery and return to God. Men may mock and say these are im aginings But the changed life of these men are facts, existing facts. Men tes tify of the saving power of Christ. Tne Bible theory of tbe fall of man and the j plan of redemption are the only theo ries that harmonize with experience. "FOLLOW THOU ME." Dr. Blrdsall's Discourse at 81. Puul's Episcopal Church. There was a very large audience yes terday morning at St. Puul's Episcopal Church when Rev. Elias Birdsull deliv ered a short, but impressive sermon, taking for his text the 22d verse of the 21st chapter of St. John, "Jesus saith unto him, if I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? Follow thou me." The reverend gentleman said that the part of the verse to which he wished to draw attention was "Follow thou me." This was Christ's command to the Apostle Peter, who had asked, while they were together at the Bea of Ti berias, "Lord, and what shall this man do?" The answer applied not only to the disoiples, but to every individual Christian. The history of the disciples was faithfully portrayed by St. John, who outlived them all, and it showed that they had followed bim, not literally but had followed him in his ways. Each man bad a special mission to perform, and so it is in the present dsy, every man has a special work to do, and that is to follow Christ, to take example by Him. The text has still another mean ing, which* should be considered by every oue. Some people are so ab sorbed by translating the moaning of certain passages of the Bible and criticising it that they have not time nor inclination to obey the order and to all of these comes the order "Follow thou me." As a general rule the wrong doing of a single member of a parish or church will cause the con demnation of the whole membership in the minds of the many, but this is not the way to look at the matter. Because there is one misguided lamb in the whole nock it doeß not follow that the rest are bad. Every person should dis regard this feeling and should endeavor to let their lights shine as an example to show that tbey are obeying ths injunc tion "Follow thou me." We must do right whatever others may do. All that is wrong is contrary to the creed of the church and others cannot be held re Killed by an Engine. THE SABBATH. sponsible for the fault of a single indi vidual and yet they often are in the minds of those who do not oarry out the command of Christ. Nothing oan ever 1 stand between any one and God. Every person has to live for himself and it con cerns him alone that he should obey that command. Thus in reality the wrong doing of one cannot effect him. Christianity is not a failure nor a theory. It has changed the face of the world from one of misery to one of happiness. The doctrine bus spread joy and light over the darkness and misery and lifted up mankind toward God. It is not just under the light of the teaching of the text to condemn all, because some members of tbe parish are not good. Because one is a hypocrite, ia that a reason why all should be hypocrites? It must not be forgotten that the Lord said the church should always contain both the good and tbe bad. There are, no doubt, many things which no doubt try our faith and many of us are always con templating changes, but if tho Lord ia content what ar j we that we should take exception. In the text tbe Lord does not address us as a mass, but each one personally, and if Christians realize what Christ's meaning was they will try to set an example. They will show their faith by good deeds. A great battle is now raging between the followers of Christ end nis enemies, and we should rise above the multitude and follow the standard bearer who said, "Follow thou me." AFRICA. I A missionary .Tells of Twenty* four Years' Worst. Trinity M. E. Church was well tilled last night, the occasion being a descrip tion of missionary life among the Afri cans by Wm. Mcl lew, who, was a mis sionary there for twenty-four years. Mr. Mellew had a large map of Africa hung behind tbe pulpit on which he would designate the localities be wished te describe. He commenced his lecture by saying that tares have been sown all over Africa for many -years, but now good seed is being sown. He thought that the people of the United States ought to know more about Africa than they do, for the reason that for two cen turies tho sons and daughters of that country have done so much for this country. He enumerated several sta tions where mission work has beeu done, and remarked that the country covered oould be hidden by two lingers of the hand. This people have not done much for Africa yet, but during the past three or four years greater efforts have been made in that direction. Referring to the map he poiuttd out the routes of the great explorers whom he said had been a benefit in point ing out the routes and iv preparing the people for missionary work. Dr. Liv ingstone's route for the sixteen years he spent in Africa was carefully marked in red lines, as was also the spot on which bis wife died while on her way to join him. Mr. Mellew pointed out the place where Livingstone was met by Stanley ou the border of a lake, and also the place where Livingstone died alone in a hut. He said that Stanley had been preparing the way for missionary work and had won the people over by pres ents and kindness. Mr. Mellew's sta tion was at Natal, which has now mail service by steamer, telegraphic commu nication with the Cape, a railroad 150 miles long and pushing into the interior. After finishing with tbe description of the country, Mr. Mellew pointed to a pioture of a native African iv costume, and said the people were not suoh great savages as had been supposed. Mis sionaries could go among them without fear, for they were of a quiet and kindly disposition. They lived in round grass huts ten feet high, into which they crawl through a low entrance. He had frequently crawled into the huts with the natives, and had been treated well while in that country. He nover bad to hide his money in his boots to keep it from being stolen, as he was forced to do in this country. There they never had to lock their doors and windows, but left them open for the free entrance of air. He he had foend it very unpleasant la get into civilization ana hear so much talk about the neces sity of locking tho doors. Livingston had left a wagon seven years, and re turning had found it and everything it contained just as he had left it. The reason for this was tbat they had good laws well executed,while in this country there are good laws unexecuted. That is the difference between the two coun tries. There they do not put a man in a jail,but they kill him. Thoy sympathize more with tbe innocent than with the guilty, whereas here the innocent ones who are killed are soon forgotten. In that country there are to be seen none of the bold females who walk the streets.nud an illegitimate child would be a curiosity. They have good common sense when this life's concerns are con sidered. His children had heard no profane language until they came to this country, and had never seen a man drunk until liquor was introduced by the white people. That was the bright side of the people, but the dark side waa darker than the other waa bright, borne of their laws are cruel and are exe cuted in a cruel manner. A man cau buy as many wives as he wanta. The witch law is as cruel as it is unnecessary. Many girls have been killed because they married the men of their choice instead of those whom the parents de sired. The slave trade is to be deplored. Only one out of every ten taken in the interior lives to reach the coast. The missionary goes to Africa to counteract the influence of the man who takes rum there. When missionaries go there they meet with many difficulties, the chief of which is the fact tbat the people do not want anything. If they oan inspire them with a want they are certain to succeed in teaching them to inquire about the life hereafter, nud when this point is reached the mission ary feels that he has grthered something more preoious than diamonds. There is no fence or guard, to speak of, around the excavation on the corner of Spring and Second streets, and it is an extremely dangerous place. The 11 Kit \i.n repeatedly spoke of this matter while the oity owned the hole, and must again call attention to it, now that pri vate parties own it. A well-known gen tleman said yesterday, "I'll bet $100 that inside of two weeks somebody falls into that hole and is serionsly injured. The reason I make this proposition is that I am a betting man, and I consider it a ten to one bet." Me added, "I will bet another $100 that when the accident occurs there will not only be a suit for damages, but an action for criminal carelessness." It seems that the people who now own the lot are taking big chances, when they oonld pat a strong fence around it for very Uttle money. DOUBTING THOMAS. Rev. IV. J. Chichester, First Pres byterian Churcb. The subject of Rev. Mr. Chichester's discourse last oveniog was the refusal of the Disciple Thomas to believe that Christ Lad risen from the dead and ap pear ol to the other Disciples, and to Mary and Magdalen, unless he himself had ocular demonstration of the fact. Unless he had placed bis finger in tha holes that the nails had made in His hands and put his hand iuto the wound in His aide he would refuse to believe. Thomas was constitutionally of a critical turn of mind—he was what we would vow call an inquirer and searcher after truth. He would not believe what hia fellow Disciples said they bad seen with out proof, for he thought they had been so worked up by the stirring events of ths previous week that tbeir minds were weak aud easily impressed, and that from the force of dwelling upon those events aud upon Him who fir ed it* central figure in them, th«y had become victims of a delusion. But when Christ appeared before him, and spoke to him, his doubts vanished, and he humbled himself before his Lord. Thomas, al though a man slow to believe without irrefragable proof, was yet a man of pure and holy principles. His heart tender, but his mind hard to sub me, and the reproof whioh Christ gave him when he said: "Thorns*, be cause thou hast seen m», thou hast be lieved ; blessed are they that have not teen and yet believed," waa not only s> severe rebuke to him, but a promise snd s benediotion to all christians who could not have enjoyed the blessed privilege of seeing Christ in tbe flesh, Tbe reverend gentleman deprecated the severity with which many theologians had trested Thomas, and said that his refusal to be lieve the other Disciples until he had other proof, argued that he was a man who loved the truth and who would refuse to say that he believed when be did not. It honed that he was not tbe material out of whioh hypo crites could bo m mU. He illustrated the great strength of his character and the faith he had iv his Lord by his works. Fur after the Disci, lea dispersed to spread tbe gospel, he went into far ther ludia. and in bis mi-si.mary work among the Hindoos, be suffered unflinch ingly, all sorts of persecutions. He was true to bis great mission until be was pit to death by order of the Brahmins iv Madras. His doubt was very differ ent from those of the modern skeptic, who are not actuated by a desire to be convinced by reasonable proof, but by s desire to revile and belittle things that are holy. THE BOOM. 'I'lie Price now Paid lor Land In This Cltrua Belt. The enormous sale of laud and the prices paid this and last week astonishes the oldest settlers and tills theui with amazement. It was thought when land reached $300 per acre, that it would not rise above that price for some months, but within the last tbree weeks it has doubled that price snd iv some instances quadrupled it. List week along Citrus avenue land sold at from $600 to $1200 per acre, ana the same land could have been bought tbree months ago st from $75 to $300 per acre. One of the most notable sales is that of ex-Sheriff, Geo. E. Gard. Mr. Gard bought a 40-acre tract at tbe corners known as Centro, for which he paid $4000. During last spring he had about eight acres planted to oraug i trees, whioh he had well cared for und whioh have made a splendid growth aud are in tine condi tion. On Monday of this week Mr. Gard sold his forty acres for $30,000. The land oost him $4000, the orange trees $800, and aside from that he has probably expended $500. This would make the forty acres cost him $5300, which leaves him a nice little balance of $24,700. Another sale worthy of note was ten acres between Centro and Alosta, which was owned by M. Bald ridge, sold for $10,000; and vet another, that of J. B. Beardalee, sold for $1200. M. Baldridge has an 80-acre tract near Covina, most of which is set to oranges, for which he refuses to take $100,000. This may appear an enormous price for an orange orchard one year old from the setting, but Mr. Baldridge is wise in re fusing the price above stated. He could not put the money where it would bring him the income that bis orchard will in a few years, aud we do not think that we are far wrong when we cay that tbe eighty acres will, in five years, be worth $3000 per acre, or $240,000, whioh sum he could not m >ko out of the $100,000 offered (now. Other land is selling at about the same rates all over tbe valley. Our have been found out, aud, although we seldom say what we havo done, yet tho fact is patent that the Exponent has been one of the chan nels through which the present high prices have come to this section, as it has watched tho development of the valley's resources with a pardonable pride, and never failed to herald it to the world. We are glad that the people are realizing such returns from their years of toil and hardship, and hope their future may be more pleasant. Poverty, among our free-holders, is at an end, unless, through wanton extrava gauce and mismanagement, tbey "blow in" the snug little fortunes they have acquired by the sudden rise ot land, which we hope tbey will not do. —[Co- vina Exponent. Important Movement of Blooded Horses. Mr. L. J. Rose, whose stock of blood ed horses has a world wido reputati on, left Los Angeles yesterday by the 1:30 r. M. train for New York with forty Sultan colts, to be placed on sale in ibat city by tbe celebrated Pete Kelly. These tine animals, so fleet und beautiful, oc cupied two of Governor Stanford's Pato Alto palace horse cars and another oar fitted up in a similar style at San Ga briel. Mr. Rose accompanies this valuable band to New York, and will be absent about six weeks. Fence in the Hole. Iv regard to the purchase that he made of half of the property ou tha coruer of Spring and Second streets, he will do nothing with it till his return, when he will sell, either in whole or in parcels, to any person who desires to build ou the promises. A New Company. London, April 1 7. -—An agreement bat been signed for the formation of a joint, stoolt oompany for tbe manufacture ol | Irish woolens and other textiles. The headquarters of tbe company will be at Dublin. Messrs. White & Tyson, mer- I chants, will shortly go to Amerio* to es tablish connections for the new oom. jpany. NO. 13.