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VOL. XXVII. KNOCKED OUT. A Light Weight Destroys a Heavy One. BRUSH'S I.IUHT WORKSBURSED Attempt to Enforce the Rxcisa Law in New York—Opposition, of Liquor-' filers. AssooUted Press Dtspatc-iei to the Hbr.w.d San Francisco, April 24.—Within a few minutes of 3 o'clock this morning, Tom Barry and Jim Kane fought two rounds with .'kin gloves in this oit>, Kane, who weighs 170 pounds, is a Los Angeles heavy weight, who some months ago wrestled with Tom Cannon. The tight from the start was vicious. Barry reached Kane on his left jiw with his Tight, flooring bim. Kane was up in a second, but before the end of the round Kmc was again floored. I•: the second round Kane pressed on by his second, attempted to rvt'U tUe fight, ing, when Barry, with his left-hander reached Kane on the nose, and, dazed from it, the latter turned partly, and in such a position that Barry's right got in a blow at full swing. The blow was sickening even to the spectators. Blood Mew from Kane's nose and be fell, face dor nward. As be struck the floor he rebounded, and only his great strength and grit permitted him to recover before his time allowance was called. As he rose, Barry was waiting for him, and when he was fairly on his feet he smashed him witn a terrifhc right-hander in the face of the unfortunate heavy weight. His nose was crashed and his eyes completely closed. He fell with a groan, an unconscious man. Electric Light Works Burned. Cincinnati, April 24.—The Brush Kleotrio Light Company's Works were en tirely destroyed by tire this morning Loss, $65,000; insurauue, $40,000. Opposition of l.lquor Men. Nkw York, April 24.—The police received strict orders to arrest all violators of the excise law to-day, and confined their operations miinly to up town hotel and restaurant districts. F, iily in the day a waiter at Delmouio's wai arrested for selling liquor to n dis guised policeman. Word was passed idling Broadway, and for tbe balance of the day the bars of the big hotels were closed. This afternoon the proprietors of some of them held a consultation and decided to supply liquors to guests whon ordered with meals, and thereby make test cases, there is one tbiug nb.ut Green; be has bad no favor to, curry aud has been un ceasing in his demands upon the Depait meut to increase the force at the Los Angeles Postoflice. Sidney Lacey says that if be gels the otfioe he will ran it on the present appropriation or allowance, and he will give the people satisfaction if he has to slay up all night and pirt of tho day to do it. A prominent gentle man who docs not bear any church love for Lacey. but who is a fair man never theless, said: "What's the matter with Hearst anyway? 1 understand that he is strongly advocating Lacey. Is it possible that a Democratic Uaited Slates Senator hasn't influence enough with a Democratic administration to name who shall occupy a small-fcizod postottice " If I was Hearst I would give the adminis tration n black eye for this refusal." As the gentleman who gave expression to the above is a mugwump, with strong It-, publican leanings, it is surmised thai he is trying to stir up trouble between Hearst and Cleveland, so his statement got a for little. Captain Binett is saying very little about b:a chances, but seemi to be serene. Miuull Fire* at San Francieco- San Francisco, Apiil 24 —A row of (wo-Etcry shanties, from two to twenty two Stewart street, and occupied by ship tinsmith?, sbip joiners, and dealers iv sbip stores, was destroyed by tire last night. Loss about rive thousand; insur ance six hundred dollars. A tire occurred early this morning at the Soda Works on Clementina street. Damage $5,000. At 2 o'clock il is morning the Steam Soda Works of P. G Somp, Nos. 257 and 260 Clementina street, took fire aud was completely gutted aud tbe stock de stroyed. The names spread to the store house of M. Nolan, 764 and 766 Folsom street, and destroyed a Urge amount of furniture stock. Tbe entire 10-a by the fire amounts to $8,000. Jean Loborde, an employee, who was slreping in tbe nlaoe was resoued, but badly lurned. His condition is critical. General Matthews, while not rend ing any cf bis clothing in endeav ors to get the otlice, would not be greatly rurprised if his commission should arrive oa somu bright, sunshby day. Tin re is another position in the post office here—that of chief clerk, which is worth in the neighborhood of 81800 a year. Captain Carr has filled this posi tion and performed tbe duties of the office for some mouths past without receiving the salary and he has now resigned. James W. Winston, it is understood, is an applicant for tbe chief clerkship. If capability, honesty and devotion to parly go for anything, Jim will certainly be appointed. He was reared and educated here acd has occu pied many positions, all with credit to himself and satisfaction to his employers. His appointment would cause wide spread gratification, lint Captain Carr's resignation lias not yet been accepted, and he may hold on for some years to eomc. Great country this, where a man can't give up an office when he wants to. The Fruit market. Chicaoo, April 24.—Lemons are firm with a fair supply on hand. California varieties ere rather slow of a»lo on ac count of being smutty. They sell at $2 25 and $-3 per box. The supply of Cal ifornia oranges is fair. There is a good •deal of difference in the quality of the fruit. A choice quality sells fairly well and rales steady, but the ommou and smutty varieties are dull and ca-y. Bright Riverside* are quoted at $3 50® ft; San Bernardino, §3.50@J4.25; Santa Ana, $3@»'3 25; St. Michael paper rind, $3.75@54; Orange, $2 50@$3; Los Ange les, $2 76@53 25. Navel oranges, ac cording to quality, $.5(a)S6; Daartes, $3® 43 50; San Oabriel, $2 75@53; blood oranges, fancy, $S(W. j7; culls, $2. Attempted Suicide. Boston, April 24. — A Providence -special to tbe Globe, says: Doo Levi Wilson, who is widely known through his famous suit against Phillip L. Moen, tbe barbed-w ire manufacturer at Woroi s ter, attempted suicide last night in lis room at the Hotel Dorrat cc, at Provi dence, by taking laudanum. Medical assistance was quickly summoned and bis. life was saved, although ho is in a very weak condition to-night. His wife some time ogo instituted divorce pro ceedings and for a time Wilson was de nied the privilege of seeing his two children. Continued IMatree* of thoae Afloat. Montreal. April 24.—The water in tho St. Lawrence river has been fluctu atiug all day and to-night it baa a rising tendency. The ico is piled very high between Langueil and Boucherville Is land, and from an elevated position be fore dark this evening tbe ice appeared to be moving some miles down tbe river. Two funerals took place io boats in Grimntowu to-day and the Civil Relief Committee, contesting of Aldermen, baa been kept busy all day distributing re lief to the exposed sufferers. The dis tress among some of the poor families in the suburb districts is very great and many appoals for food were made to day. Ocean Steamer Arrivals. Halifax, N. 8., April 24.—Arrived, the steamer Sardinian of Liverpool. Qnv.KNSTOWN, April 24.—Arrived, the steamer Lord Cough from Philadelphia for Liverpool. London, April 24. — The British steamer Belgio arrived at Yokohama April 23d, from Son Francisco, and the atoamer City of New York, from San Francisco, arrived at Hong Kong, April 23d. The steamctr Auranhi, from Liver pool, sailed for New York 10-day. Death of a Banker. Detroit, April 24. — This morning David Preston, a banker, died here sud denly of heart disoase. He was in good health yesterday, but dropped dead Ibis morning soon after rising. Until 1884 ho was a Republican, but that year be became a Prohibitionist, running for Governor on that ticket, and palling a large vote. In the recont campaign he took aotive part. His estate is worih nearly a million. He leaves a widow ( aud several chddren. i Clearing House Heport. Boston, April 24 — Mauagera cf the leading clearing houses of the United States report the total gross ex changes for the week ending April 23d to be 810,401,202,350, an increase of J35.2 per cent. l.andadowne Pacifies His Ton ants. Dublin, April 24.—The trouble be tween Lord Lansdowno and his teuants has been settled. FEDERAL APPOINTMENTS. Republican* Who Want to lie ■ ■■it iiml Can'l. Oa the 10;h of lout December, Mr. J. VV. Haverstick, Receiver of the Land Office at LOB Angeles, sent in his resig nation to the Interior Department and for a lorg tioio patiently waited to hear of its acceptance bo that he could engage in some other business. A couple of weeks ago bo received n lotter from the Secretary ol the luterior stating that i. was reported .that he had resigned and asking if it wan true. It being evident to Mr. Haverstick that his resignation had been mitUid, he immediately wrote out a new one uud forwarded it to Sec retary Lamar, aud now livei in hopes that it will bo received and acted upon. Thia case presents th« strange unamoly of a partiz in Republic™, occupying a po sition under a Demooratio administra tion aud using his best endeav ors to retire fiom the employ of a government that is not congenial to him and being frustrated in hU laudable efforts to retire. The offioo is worth $3000 per year and the fc| pli o inls for it are numerous, but the rcl mjni tration seems determined to hold on to Haverstick regardless of his en- Ue ivors to get loose. The promiucnt applicants for the position aro I. H. Polk, whom it is said has a strong Ton ne-tee influence tit his buck; M. Stougi), K. q., who oomes np smiling with .1 Urge amouut of prominent Virginians in his train, and W. Waters, Secretary of the Demucra'io County Central Com mittee, who is endorsed strongly by the entire Democratic party, the board of Trade, Produce Exetfiinge, Board of Supervisors, Miyor, City Council, the merchants, the fcisglo Corps, tin- church militant, the Hammam Baths ami the League of Freedom. These young gen tlemen had better begin to inaai their forces as Haverstak is reported to have aunouuord that h.< will take to the woods if ho is not relieved very shortly. "Madisom, Wis., April 24 —Editor Sentinel: Answering your teltgrain of this date, I say that I never heard di rectly or indirectly of the New York Tribune circular Utter to the Posts of the Grand Army of the Republic, until Saturday, April lGth inst., and read it for the firtt lime on last Monday the 18.h instant. lat once, liy telegraph, called the Executive Committee of the Na tional Council of Administration to meet in Chicago on the 21st, aud issued (ier.eral Order No. 12. I h-.d no per sonal knowledge of lbs intention or dc eiro cf the Tribune, to is;ue the letter referred tp, or any other communication to Posts ol the Grand Army of the Re public. As is well known I have been ab sent from Madison nearly ail of the time since b.t.Septe tuber, visiting Ihedifferent Departments. I did not know until the lOih instant that the Tribune had ap plied for and obtained from my Adju tant-General a list of the Posts. Such lists have been furnished to other parties d' St Ug them and en be obtained at any time at the National Headquarters of tbe A-'jutaut-General, who has charge of the correspondence and detail work of this office, I hiivo nn knowledge of the import cf any letter written by the Adjutant-General of the Grand Army to the Tribune, aud I cannot now obtain it, as he is absent in St. Louis. He will arrive here ta-morrow or next day. (Signed) Lucius Faiuchii.u. TUX POSTOFSICE. Mr. J. W. Green, who was appointed as Postmaster of Loi Angeles by the late President Arthur, has lived for two years iv daily expectation of having his official head cut off, but that head seems to remain firmly upon bis shoulders, and it begins to look as if decapitation were a long way removed: in fact people are beginning to wager that Green will hold bis term out and tben either bo reap pointed or made Postmaster-General. ttcsnlt or n Fatal Unci iv Mex ico. St. Louis, April 24.— A special from the City of Mexico says the War De partment make] known the fact of a double fatal duel between Lieutenant- Colonel L'.tacz, of the Kigbth Battalion, and M. M. Savalla, the Musical Director attached to the command. Tho quar rel occurred in a saloon in San Luis Potosi, w here they were stationed, and tint challenge was accepted at once. These two effioen, aeeompaniod only by a captain in their regiment were driven 10 Lr drillera, and nt the word both shot at once and both fell dead. MDl.t* THOI'III.KN IN TEXAS. I lie Klswas Make Trouble and are Qulckl* ftupprosscd. St. LdCls, April 21.—A special dis patch from Fcrt Worth, Tex., says: Ad vices from tbe Anardarks Indian Agency are to the effect (hat there has boen a great excitement there, owing to the action of the Kiowa Indians. War talk began over a week ago, but Guanah Parker, Chief of tbo Comanches, not only has held his own tribo in check, but also influenced the better element of tbe K'owae. However, but fow of this tribe would listen to bin, and, with tkeir war talk, they began !o make denre i». tions oli cattlemen. A band of them roamed over tbe cattle country, visiting the residences anel greatly frightening tbo women and children. They made such a _ demonstration about the school at Anardarks es to terrorize the children. The military were unti tled of Ibis, and Capt. Nail determined to withhold beef rations from the Kiowas that bad caused tho trouble; but when Friday came mere leaders came in, and it was then determimd to arrest them. This becoming known the Kiowas be came alarmed, and leaving their traps, wagons, etc., they lock their women and children and all their ponies to v strong hold on Rainy Mountain about forty miles from Auardurks. Troops were at once sent in pursuit, and went into Camp Wichita, eight miles from tbe Indian po sition. Ihcy then advauced to tbe base of the moun'a'n on the following night. After three days of parley tho Indians agreed to give up their offending mem bers to the soldiers located near the Fort where they could bo watched. The troops then returned to Anardarks with their prisoners. MONTREAL ICE FLOOD. San FftANOMOO, April 24-Mrs. Cox, Walter Leathern and Mrs. Gale, an aged colored woman of t'aia city, are rival claimants to the estate of Mrs. Carol ue Williams, a mulatto who died on the 22d. The estate co-nprisfs deeds to Louisiana property valutd at $10,000, $1500 in bank auet tbe furniture of n lodging-house to the value of $2000. Leathets and Mrs. Cox claim to be nephew and niece respectively of the decosed womau, and Mrs. dale says she ie a sister. Mrs. Williams' death was vory sudden and sjmc talk prevails that it was ciused by | oison. Tho Coroner will investigate the ease. Virginlus. The performance of this grand trag edgy announced for this evening at the Opera House by Frederick Warde aud his company, renders interesting the fol lowing paragraph from the New York Mail of a recent issue: People's Theatre was oocupied by an audience, which rewarded Mr. Frederick Ward**! efforts with fre quent aud loud applause, and started him in bis week's engagement with every prospect of success. He played Vir giniua, and effected a strong and agree abb; personation. Mr. Warde's acting is conscientious, robust, and he is plea - atitly remembered as having done some of the best work ever done in com panies supporting Mr. Booth, Mr. Mo- Jjullough, and Charlotte Cusbman." The M cincli" on Nrhnoekles. Paris, April 24.— In tho office of Com missary Scbnooblos there has just been found a letter from Commissary Gausch, addressed to Schnoebles, writ ten last Tuesday; it begins: My Dear colleague, and sajrsi I have a communi cation to make to yon which concerns neither the French nor tlio German gov ernment, but to make it wo must be alone, aud if }00 think that we can profit by blowing down tbe frontier Post wu will. fjohooebles is a Knight of the Legion of Honor, and refused a high German oflioe in IS"0, and was irrme tliately expelled from Germany. Investigation. Berlin, April 24.—The Commission at Melz, investigating the case of tbe French Commissary Sohnaebela, reports that the arrest was undoubtedly made upon German soil. There are nuuier oua charges of high treason against Sohnaebeis, aud the evidence against him is overwhelming. Tbe sale ot seats indicate a good week's business, and certainly it should be, for in an artistic point of view, it will be one of the lineal performances ever given in Los Angeles. Boom in Blue Ribbon. Thirteen hundred signed the pledge. Kacb takes, ssy live inchts of blue rib* bon; total, 0.500 inches, over 180 yards. One hundred and eigbly yards of blue ribbon on these streets. What's tbe matter with Santa Ana's having a boom in blue ribbon?-[Santa Ana Blade] MONDAY MORNING, APRIL. 25, 1887. TEN PAGES. G. A. R. win swill Alwars Oifend t'astw tlleus Noses ¥ The Hr.KALO, voicing the sentiment and indignation of the people, has re peatedly called tbe attention of the City Council and the Board of Health to the rather unpleasant and some what obnoxious practice of removing The National Commander Writes a Letter. FATAL DUEL IN MEXICO. 1 swill from restaurants and hotels durirg the hours wban the glorious sun is locking down upon the people who throng our crowded streets. It had no effect, and it is presumed that the Outbreak of Indians in Texas hpffedily Called in by the Troops. Associated Tress ltituatehes to the Hsn.iui. Counoilmen were <oo busy pissing street rail nay franchises and looking after real e:ta!c deals in which they are personally interested, or having streets graded in front of their residences or electric light masts erected where the refulgent rays will strike the front door of some Councilman's house, to pay attention to a thing which interests aud offends two thirds of the property owners of this city. Some indignant citizens have gone so far as to intimate that members of the Council and Board of Health are pe cuniarily interested in the removal of gsrbage; that they are silent partners for its removal, and that by having the removal done early in the evening they can get men to do the work for a much less price than would be charged if the work were dona after 10 o'clock at night. The writer does not know that this is true, but the Writer does know that there are many business men in this city, who, when going to their evening meal, will walk several blocks out of their way rather than get close to one of the vile swill-carts whiuh they see looming up iv front of some popular res tauri>nt or hotel. Yesterday evening one of these ewill-aarts drew up at the side entrance of the Nadeau House on First street near Spring. A large barrel with a cover on it stood on we sidewalk half way between Breed's bank and the Nadeau House entrance. The performance commenced »t exactly 0:25 u'olock, when tbe driver ol the cart 1 if to I tbe cover of the barrel and plunged a shovel into the unsavory contents. Both Spring and Main streets were crowded with ladies and gentlemen, and there was an immediate demand for handkerchiefs. The driver began shov eling tho fearful mass ' from the barrel into tha wagon and a crowd possessed of strong stomachs gathered ou the street corner. and guyed him unmercifully. It ;Was one of the most peculiar scenes ever presented on the streets of a city. £Kv.;>- time the driver would pitch a sbivcllul of putrid matter into the wagon seme fellow would yell ont, "Thereyjoes ," men tiqning the name of a prominent coun cilman. Another one would cry, "The First Ward is now tuamergtd," "Good bye to the Fiftb," acd thus it kept up whiio decent people hurried by with averted Tacee, and ono lady was so far overcome by the fearful stench that she vomited right on tbe street. There is no excuse tor a disgraceful affair such as the above. Four times within the rast four weeks the attention nf tbe Council has been called to tho matter through the H%ftAi.r>. 4fsMu from that citizens interviewed live pronrnent mem bers of the Council on tbe subject before the I'ift meeting of Council anil no attention was paid to them. Counoilrnm Teed might have done so but he was unavoidably absent from the last meet ing of Ihu City Conn -I. Make the contractors move the swill and gsib'ge between tho hours of nine o'clock at night and five o'clock iv the morning. Milwaukee, April 24.—1n response to a telegram sent to General Fairchild by the Sentinel, the following denial of the statements of the New York Trib une, sent out yesterday by the Associ ated Press, was received to-night: Horn F»i,t, ii£.%u. A Ilappr Marriage Celebrated Yesterday Afternoon. Yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock the nuptials of Mr, H. Schlcsiuger and Mies Hattie Mendelsen were celebrated at tbe residence cf the briJt's parents, 349 South Hill street. The ceremony was performed by Ribbi Schreiber. There wero a fow of tbe immediate friends of tbe family present at tbe ceremony, after which a reception was held which was largely attended. The residence was most beautifully and tastefully decorated with flowers and ferns. Refreshments were served aud all were entertained most handsomely. The bride looked lovely in ecrue silk, trimmed with lace and velvet, and orange bloisoms. The bridesmaids were Misses Sadie Newman and Lena Men delsen, and were most becomingly at tired. Following aro a few cf Ihe gift* that were lavished upon tbe happy couple: Cryatal salad set, Mr. and Mrs. Big. Woolff. M China llower-pot, Adela Mcndelson. Silver wafer-pitcher, John W. Farrell. Lemonade-glastes and pitcher, Mr. and Mrs, Itaer and Kddie Bier. Sot of paintings, Misses M. and T. Abbott. F.legant Frenob mirror, Mrs. 1.. B. Cohn. _ _ Ladies' dressing s.-t, Mrs L. B. Coha. Diamond earriugs, Mr. aud Mrs Scblesinger, Bracelets set with diamonds, parents of the bride. French clock, B. Nicoll. Vases, Mr and Mrs. Benjiinan. Handkerchief case aud banner, Miss Gussio L. Schlesingar. Set of napkins tidies ard towels, Mr. and Mrs. L. Newman. Toilet set, L. H. Meudelsen, Adolph Mendelsen and llermau. Easy chair, H. A. Get*. Kecking chair, Mr. and Mrs. Mendel sen. Sideboard, Mr, and Mrs. M. Men delsen. Silver card receiver, Mr. and Mrs. L Cobn. Silver uspkin rings, Mrs. K. Ferner. Silver desort knives, Mr. and Mrs. 11. Kremer. Silver fruit dish, Mr. and Mrs. Cohn. Silver cake dish, Mr. and Mrs.S. Pinte. Desert sets, Mr. and Mrs. N. M. Ben der. Silveringar I owl, Mr. and Mrs. Lyser. Pickle dish, Mi-s Jennie Greenbaum. Breastpin, Mr. H. Newbauer. Silver but er disb.Sam Levy. Cake did), Mr. and Mrs. Harris. Silyer butter dish, Mr. and Mrs. W. Hsrris. One half dozen nut picks, silver, Mr. and Mrs. Susskind. Silver flower vase and card receiver, Mr. and Mrs. Kobt. Green. Silver jswelry case, Joe Farrell. Pickle dish, Mr. Lou Harris. Silver jewel oase, Mr. and Mrs. Gold smith, Santa Ana.) Piokledieh, Mrs. H. Wolfstein. Ivory carving set, Mr. and Mrs. John Scbleaenger. Cologne case, Mr. and Mrs. Lowentbal. Scent bag, Miss Madeline Baker. Estate Iv liUpulc. Convicted ana Sentenced. Santa Rosa, April 24.—Wm. Wil liams, c .vicled of murder, was sen tenced yesterday to San Quentin for life. A new trial was denied. TO THE COUNCIL. DORSHIMER'S STORY. How his Influence Affected ALASKA FISHERIES MATTERS. The Utile Applied to Fishinir in Associated Press Dispatches to the II ebali) S» Louis, April 21.—The llepubicnn Washington correspondent again refer ring to the Presidential renomination matter gives the following: A story has come to a correspondent of tbe Repub lican to-night, significantly confirma tory of the conversation between the President and his Senatorial visitor. This story is to the effect that the Prcsi dent had quite recently prepared a letter, to be made public, setting forth bis views in regard to a second term in plain, distinct words, unqualifiedly declaring ho would not be a candidate for re-elec tion. Yielding to the earnest persuasion of : hls friends, he concluded, however, to withhold bis letter for the present at least, if not to wholly abandon bis in tention of giving it to the public. This story is on the authoiity of Col. Dorsheimer. of New York, who was in Washington a few days ago. He told Beveral of his friends while here immediately after coming from the White House, that be bad been shown the draft of a letter such as has been already characterized, and his advice was asked regarding the policy of such publication. He said the letter referred at some length to tbe opposition of a certain element of the Democratic party to the election of Cleveland, and the chance that this might defeat the ticket. After referring to this well-known fact, or tue existing titnntion, Col. Dorsheimer says the PrciirKnt went on iv his letter to say that he deemed it wise, In view of these circumstances, to with draw his ur.me from all consideration in connection with the nomination. He announced in un riuivocal terms that be was not a candidate, and suggested that snrnn other leader who could command tho united support of the whole party, be selected as a standard bearer in 1888. Col. D rain inter stated that bo at once ' protested against any public use of the letter as proposed; he told tho President there was in need for I im to adopt this step now, whatever might prove to be wise hereafter; be urged the President to abandon the idea, for the present, at any rate, aud finally induced him to yield to bis persuasions. AMSK t l iMIKHIKS II I I I I 11. Altitudes of the President and tbe Commercial Company. Washington, April 24.—Tho re port that the President has issued an order confining the protection of tl:o seal fisheries to within one league from the shore of the islands leased by th« Alaska Commercial Company is without founda tion. Secretary Fairchild states that no ruling has been made by the Presi dent on this question, and it was not probable that any d-c'aion would be reached before the last of tho month. The trouble is to reconcile the claim of the Commercial Company for protection against sealers in tho eastern half of Behring Sea, with tbe contention on the part of our Government that Canada has no right to keep American fisher men from following their pursuit outside a marine league from tbe shore lino of the i. ominion provinoes, i • SCHLESINGER-MENDELSEN. Something besides siil and climate has given to Southern Culifcraia its abnor mal development. Both climate and soil that choice garden > pot of earth »•»» known to pusses', bong before the influx of American*, and for a quarter tf n century uftir their comiog the virtues of tbe section bail been thoroughly made known, and yet it remained in an unde veloped state. Tho secret—but it is no secret—of the rap'd growth of the country having the City of the Angels for ita center, is a rare combination of mon of energy, foresight aud courage. A drowsy-beaded set might have bad the same advantages, and not profited by them, and Los Angeles and the sur rounding country might bave remained for years as in the past, when tbo sleepy class possessed the land and kept it un improved and unsettled. Tbo dash and enterprise of these boom ers iv tbe south are catching to all around them. It even warms the spirit of the people up this way to a certain extent. But there is a ddl'ereuce; It ie not all "chin music" down there. The leaders put their money in and invite others tv follow, while the reverse is the rule in some pans of the State. There they put their shoulders to tbe wheel and pray to Hercules; here it is mostly prayer and little shoulder. A saini lo of the way business is done iv Southern California may be Been in tbe building of the town of Monrovia, distant fifteen miles from Los Angeles, eastward, at the base of the Merra Madre. A few mouths ago tbo site w*s all brush and brambles. The pro moters of the place do not simply beg others to build the town. They go out themselves, build stone blocks, and more than a dozen prominent men erect residences for them selves to cost $5000, 810,000, $15,000 lo $80,000 each. Confidence is thus established iv the town at oner, and lots worth little a year ago are to day worth $3,000. Such men as E. K. Spence, late Mayor of Los Angeles, Studebikor, of wagon fame, Governor Stoae'man, Senator Ferry, of Miohigan, and dozens of other well-known men huvo invested in Monrovia, aud are pushing its interests, thher towns, snob as Pasadena, Ch ange, Ontario, Azusa, Covins, Tustin City, and the like, are growing up around Los Angeles, and bound to be places of importance and feeders to the central city. No Hich progress has been made in tho same length of lime anywhere on the contiuent, and it has been princi pally duo to tho energy of a people who have tbe courage of their coavictious. The northern part of California is bel ter watered than the southern, the rsinfall decreasing as you go southward, being nearly twice as large in the 1 Sacramento as in the San Joaquin val ley, the climate is all that could be desired for equability, and the pro duolions more varied than further south, aad yet ihe boom is felt like a ripple at the outer circle of a great central dis turbance. It is time tbe toll-gatherers by the Golden Gate took a lesson from the south.-[Mining Advocate. THE I'KESENTS. Whnt a Traveler Tliliiks of lis . t ulnre. I Mb. Editor: Having been (or aome time iv Aiitelope Valley, and thinking a few remarks on that section would ha of intereat to to your reader*, and alio con . sideriog it a duty, as there are 10 many falae rumors about that oountry, I will state a few facts as seen by me. (Jetting off the cars at Lancaster I found there was a change going on. Several men were planting frnit tees and grape vines in a position to show from tbe passing trains. Rows of small shade trees have been set out on some af the streets, and next year will change tbe appearance of the place. There is a small patch of al falfa near tbe depot bnilding, which, since being fenced and kept from chick ens, etc., has grown nearly a foot in height. People wbo are not farmers or judges of good soil can see that although tbe land here sp .ken of is reported to be no good, that if alfalfa, etc., grows in it, that it must be a new bind of "no good soil." I was taken back of Mr. Soherer's store and saw about thirty fruit trees in splendid condition. Apri cot trees had fruit on them as large as pecan nuts. This was about tbe hist of April. Cherry, prune, olive, apple, pecan and almond trees do well aud make tine growth. At tho section-boss's house, opposite the depot, I saw a three-year-old grape vino that last year yielded abcut thirty-five pounds of grapes. On inquiry I found water is obtained in town at about ten feet from the surface and surround iug ihe town, from three to fifteen foet tbe surface. The soil differs greatly. In the east tbe soil is stiff day loam; west, sand and clay loam; south, gravelly loam. The day loam is said to be particularly adapted to raisin grape culture and with water so near the sur face they will grow without irrigation. Drying facilities are excellent, there be ing no fogs. These moist lands have the advantage Of those in tbe southern part of Los Angeles county, as there is no dampness on tbe surface or hanging over them, as can bo seen by looking south from the Pasadena aid sierra Madre foothills towards the ocean. When the fact of this and the fertility of , the soil is better known these lands will rapidly enhance in value. Tho f lothill country on the soath side shows a healthy growth. I met NickConchum, tho great grain producer. He showed us a piece of beautiful grain and it ran not be> be it v. He has given up ranoh ing near Los At geles and is now settled for good on bis eight hundred a ore farm, two miles north of Maynard. He is locking up some moist land being convinced that rnisins are to be the staple up theie. He put out a numb 1 of trees and vinos on his 4 Foothill place I and believes that the almond and cherry , will do better than in Los Angeles. He , claims that with procer cultivation he can keep land moist enough up on tbe ' foot bills to grow trees and vines with out irrigation as be did near Los An- ■ geles. He wis tbe first man to open up , Antelope Valley and be knows what he is talking about. On the railroad I hoard a gentleman from Pasadena ex press himself that he thought Antelope Valley bad a great future and was a good place for young men to make a start as it was about the only place in Southern California that good cheap land could be found. On i quiry I found that a parly of capitalists from Pasadena have been making Lancaster their head quarters while searching for lacd and elthongh very quiet about the matter it is : stated that they purchased some four , thousand acres and it is nnders'ood , they are going lo expand money on it. , If this class of men once get in there will be new life infused and a new Pasa- ■ dena can be looked for. I Land Prospector. i the President. Canada, Canuot.be Worked iv Alaska. INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION Ol the Mechanics' institute at Hon Francisco: The HERAi.b has received tbe follow ing circular, and the attention of all who are interested iv mechanical or in* duatrial pursuits is called to it. Los Angeles should certainly be represented at this exhibition and our manufactured will doubtless return with several blue ribbons. Let us Wake Up. "The Board of Trustees of the Mechanics' Institute take pleasure in announcing that the twenty-second in dustrial exposition of tbe Society will open in its spacious Exhibition Building, bounded by Lark in, Hayes, Polk aud Grove streets, on Thursday, September Ist, ISS7, and will close on Saturday evening, October Bth, ISB7, thus keep ing opeu continuously to the public for tbo period of one mouth and eight days The gnat popularity of these exhibi tions in the pest is the best guarautee of tlivir merit and of their usefulness in the future, and it may be truly said that their profit to the exhibitor is in equal measure to their instruction to tbe visi tor. No better means of advertising useful articles can b.» conceived than a daily opportunity, under pleasant circum stances and in tbe midst of a vast and orderly crowd of inquiring people, of personally displaying and explaining the merits of one's inventions and produc tions. Tbe Exhibition Building is complete in all of ltd appointmenls. No charge is made to exhibitors for s,'E.ce. Steam power and water furnished free. In audition to gas, powerful electric lights will be used at night. Arrangements are being made to secure art exhibit?, pictures, statuary, etc., of unusnal merit. Engagements have already been en tered into with leading manufacturers, wbiob ensure an nuusual exhibition of notable inventions, mining and other in dustrial machinery in Rctual operation, and a oumplete display of the finished products of our California workshops. A grand orchestra of .-killed musicians, including many specialists and solo per formers from the Kast and Europe, giv ing grand concerts each afternoon and oveuing, under the direction of tbe cele brated Frederick N. lanes, has been contracted for at great expeise, and will Biake the coming fair memorable in the mu-ical nnuals ol ike. Stote. For space or auy m-ther information apply at tbe office of tbe institute, No. ill Post street, ban Franci co. Blill there is no let up in the real es- ! tate trade, and lots and ranches change I hands daily, though tbo great bulk of! tbe travel for tbe season is aim st over ] and May day is ne>rly here. I'ropertyj up Main street and along Fourth street is plunging forward in the market at a I rai id rate, and it looks as' though the j disease of lofty prices on Fourth street is becoming epidermis. This week con siderable trading bat been done by those who propose building. Money it as | plenty as water, and oasb trading is one of tbe pleasant features of most ol tbe deals.—[Santa Aua Standard. ANTELOPE VALLEY. CAR WRECKAGE. Fearful Carnage and Scat tering of Remains. MONTREAL CITIZENS AFLOAT* Prospects of the Wheat Product. Farther Developments in the Del Monte Fire. . . e>_ Associated Press Dispatches to the Bsuu). Spokane Falls, VV. T., April 24.—1t has just been learned that on Thursday afternoon between three and four o'clock a terrible accident occurred on the Cloa ca ie division of tbe Northern Pacific Railroad, four miles beyond Clalum. Tbe west-bound train, pushing a fl it-far loaded with laborer?, was going around a curve leading to a trestle at • good rate of speed, when it ran into a bog en gine, which was going east, the tender being first. Tbe llit-car pas-ed half way through tbe tender and crashed np against tbe pilot of the west bound train, on which were two men. These unfor tunates were crushed to a pulp, only one foot and one hand being left by which to identify them. Tbe hoc tn ftne was knocked away eighty feet, 'ive wen w re killed outright, and one hat since died. The ir jared number eighteen. All of tho physicians of Kilensburg were immediately sent to the front by a special train, and are now rendering every service possible. The scene of tbe accident, rs de scribed by those pre-eut, beg gars description. H'ooei was scat tered in every direction, and the neighboring rocks bear evidence of the feaiful carnage. The a:oidene was tbe fault of one train's crew neglietirg to flag in per orJrr*. The dead and in jured were brought to Clalum Thursday night. District Attorney Saw ley baa gone to tbe scene of the accident to make a thorough examination. There ie no Coroner in Ktttilias county, so a jury will be impanelled by the nearest Justice cf tbe Peace. This is the first acci dent (h it has happened in either the construction or operatioa of this road. WHEAT I'ttojJl CT 0t;TM»OIU Average Condition ot ibis Year's Crop. Ch'icaoo, April 24.—Following it. tbe weekly crop summary in the Farmers.' Review: The rains have materially im proved crop conditions in Kansas, Mis souri, Ken'uoky, Illinois ana Indiana, and particularly have they improved outlook for winter wheat; while in [owa, Nebraska, Minnesta anel Dakota the seeding of spring wheat has pro ceeded under generally favorable condi tions. However, the winter wheat pro duct, except iv Missouri, is falling gener ally below that of last year. Very few joucties of Uhio report tie prospect i fan average crop. In Indiana the percentages of the condition range higher and gen i rally run from eighty live to ninety par cent, of an average. In Wisconsin the average of coun'ies reported this week raDges from seventy five to ninety per cent. There have been tine rains throughout nearly all of Kansas, reliev ing tbe pro=pcct of a serious drou h and in proving the outlook for wiuter wheat. Tho avcrago of tho general con d.tiou falls somewhat below that ef last year. Reports from lowa and Minne sota indicate a full average acreage sown to spring wheat, and an increase of tbe acreage in Nebraska and Dakota. HOTKL DEL, MO.VIK Mill:. Slinimoiia' Default—He Quietly Watcbea the t lames, MoxTWtSi", April 24.—The evidmoo against Simmons, who was arrested yes terday charged with having tired tbo Hotel IXI Monte, is said to be very strong. It it known beyond a doubt that the water-pipes had been tampered » it!i, and the circumstances point to a probability that tbe whole matter bad been thought out by some person to make a success of the scheme. The man who tot lire to the Hotel Del Monte did so with the intention of making a clean sweep, aud fully suoeedod; but what evidence the officers have of his guilt is not known. It is said by Chief Brown that they hive eye-witnesses who will testify that they taw Simmons walk away from the direction of the fire a few minutes before the flames were discov ered; also that wben it was found that the books were uninj ired by the fire, an investigation was made and it was discovered that Simmons was four thou sand dollars short in bis accounts. An other statement is that at tbe lime of tbe tire, wheu every one was doing all they could to save lives nud property, Simmons was walking around with his bands in bis pockets. When rrqursted to lend his asiutance be replied no; I have nolbsng more to do with this place. store Burglars Arretted. Portland, Ogn., April 24.—The Po lice at an early hour this morning ar rested Tom Rutherford and wife, pro prietors of a biguio, and two tramps, Kelly nud Wilson, charged wilb tbo burglary of K. Stephens' Ladies' Soft House on Thursday morning l»<t. A large number of silk drea es, etc., val ued at $800 were reoovjred. Trouble and Conspiracy. VIBNNA, April 24.—Reports of a dis sention between tbo King and Queen of Servia are semi otti .dally declared to be untrue. Startling rumors are current here of the discovery of anarchist plots to destroy the opera house and numerous factories at Pestb. It is stated that only the extreme vigilance of the police pro vented the conspirators from carrying out their desigus. Dsn Hall. St. Lorik, April 24.--Cincinnati, I; St. Louie, 5. New York, April 24 —Brooklyn, 8; Baltimore. 12. Loitisvii.i.k, April 24 —Cleveland, 2s Lounville, 15, Sacramento, April 24 —Haverhs, 11' Alias, 4. Real Estate Deals. Baseball Win asm. Pas Francisco, April 24.— The(ireen hood and Morans and the Pioneers played a game of baseball thja after* noon. Tne Oreonhood and Morana won by nine to four. The many friends of John lazsare. vieh will be glad to know that ha ie muoh better, and strong hopes srs enter itained of bit recovery. NO. 20.