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LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD.
Sixteen Million Gallons of
FROM THE APPROACHING CROP.
A Proposition Which Will Pro
bably Settle the Dispute Over
the, Maxwell (.rant.
Associated Press Dispatches to tlie HIBAUIi
San Francisco, August 3. —From
information received front all parts of
the State, Secretary Wetmore, of the
Viticultitral Commission, estimates
that this year's crop will amount to
18,000,000 gallons, while last year it
was between 17,000,01)0 and lH.OOl),
--000 gallons. Had the vineyards not
not been damaged by frost or col ur
the product would have aggregated
fully 30,000,000 gallons. Some 3,000,
--000 gallons this season were made into
brandy, and it is expected that the
must condensing machines will reduce
the product about 2,000,000 gallons.
THE ItIAXWEI.L, URAMT.
Tne Company Propose* to Huy
out the Settlers.
Santa Fe, N. ML August 3.—The
Maxwell Land Grant Company, has
submitted to tho settlers on that grant
who are nearly all cattle owners, a
proposition to buy them out in the
form of an agreement between the
company and the settlers which is
being numerously signed and promises
to solve the difficulty now existing.
It is agreed that the company dis
posal ot i, B. Davison is to l>e used
in carrying out the agreement. Set
tlers will then at once l>egin to gather,
brand and deliver their cattle to Mich.
P. Pels, agent of the company, and
there will be paid on delivery $5 per
head to include everything, even this
year's calves and $11) per head more
by May loth, 1888. Five ]x>r cent of
$21 per head will be deduct-d for the
winter loss on cattle deliver, '.this fall.
Cows and calves of 1888 i. ' to Is?
counted only as one bead wit in sixty
days after the cattle have all i Jen de
livered. There are between 75,000
and 100,000 head of cattle on the
Resumed Yestcrdu) at ttic San
Sax Francisco, August 3. — The
business of tho United States iiension
office, which has been at a standstill
for the past ten days, owing to the
check books having given out, was
resumed to-day, a quantity of the ne
cessary forms" having arrived from
Washington. Faying has therefore
lwttn resumed. Owing to the increase
in the number of veterans of the
Mexican war now entitled to draw
IHllfatlnr.. thn nfltrri Trill be kept busy
for some time. There are now !*
--tween 800 and 000 survivors of the
war with .Mexico on the pension roll
o: the local bureau.
Two executions Ordered for the
End of Next Month.
San Francisco, August 3. —Judge
Wilson, this morning, fixed Septem
ber 23d as the date for the execution
of John Kernaghan, the murderer of
his sister-in-iaw, Martha A. Hood, in
whose case the Court recently affirmed
the order denying a new trial.
The execution of Lee Sare 80, who
Was convicted of the murder of a fel
low Chinaman, was fixed for Sep
Trouble at Colton.
Coi.ton, August:!.—There is some
trouble among the trustees of the new
ly incorporated town of Colton. A
petition was made to the Board of
Supervisors to incorporate the town of
Colton and the Board incorporated the
city of Colton, and its order was certi
fied to by the Secretary of State. Ono
of the trustees refused to act until the
mistake is OOtrectod, while the others
think that Colton is a city anyway,
and if not, will lie anyhow, so are go
ing along with the business.
San Dieffo's Bultvoadn.
San Dieoo, Aug. 3. —The contract
lias been let for tho building the line
of the El Cajon Electric Railway Com
pany from this city and as far as
Teralta. Trie work of grading will
begin In a few days. The College
Lands Company has given a bonus of
$5000, and several other amounts have
been subscribed to assist in building
Northern Beal Estate.
San Luis Obispo, August 3. —The
sale of lots at Grover to-day exceeded
in interest that of yesterday, some fetch
ing as high as $300 each. The sale is
regarded as very encouraging to busi
ness in this section. The tract ex
tends along tbe ocean, offering a situa
tion for a town similar to Santa Bar
On a nicyrle.
San Francisco, August 3.—George
W. Nellis, Jr., arrived from New York
to-day, having made the trip on a bi
cycle. He started on May 24th and
lost fifteen days by rough weather.
He lost twenty-three pounds in weight
and averaged fifty mlfes a day. The
trip was made in the interest of a
Hprcckcls at Nan Diego.
San Diego, August 3.—John D.
Sprockets arrived this evening on the
steamer. He is entertained by a com
mittee of the Chamber of Commerce
and railroad;reprexentativeß. Spreckels
comes to investigate the shipping and
commercial facilities before proceed
ing to New Zealand.
The Atchison's Hospital.
San Dieoo, August 3.-The Cali
fornia Southern Railway Company has
commenced the assessment of its em
ployes for the starting of a hospital
fund. The building will probably be
erected in this city.
Nome Important Appointments
on thi; Atchison Road.
San Fhancisco, August 3.—A cir
cular was received ut tho office of W.
A. Bissell, to-day, from the head
office of the Atchison, Topeka and
Santa Fe, Atlantic and Pacific! (West
ern Division), California Southern
and California Central Railroads at
Tojieka, Kan., stating that on the
resignation of Joltn L. Trtislovv, gen
eral western passenger agent of the
A. T. & S. F. Railroad Company, the
ollice had been abolished and the pas
senger territory formerly under his jur
isdiction north of Mojave will hereafter
come under the charge of W. A. Bis
sell. general agent of the Atlantic anil
Pacific Railroad Company (western
The territory south of Mojave will
hereafter conic under the charge of 1!.
Wilkins, general passenger agent of
the Southern California railroad at
!''n Tiisln". Itlo're Information to
the I'nrilic Commission.
San Francisco, August 3.—Senator
Stanford's examination was resumed
before the Pacific KailroadCoiiuitission
this morning. In regard to the suits
brought by Brciman, San Joaquin Co.,
Lambert and others, Stanford spoke of
them as blackmailingsuits,l>ut the com
pany thought best to settle them as they
wero building other roads and wanted
to go on with the work. He said the
suit of Main and Winchester was
brought by Chittenden, a New York
lawyer who wanted to get even with
the company because once, when he
was employed in Washington he made
a charge of $25,000 and tlie company
would give him but $10,000.
AN INSI'RANCE COMPANY
Refuses to Settle the Claims of n
Coi.ton, August 3.— H. M. Grant,
adjuster for Balfour, Guthrie & Co.,
Pacific Coast agents of the London
and Lancashire Insurance Company,
has been in town for several days,
making proof of the loss sustained by
Napoleon Burton, he lieing one of the
three sufferers by tbe recent fire. It
is now understood that the company
will decline to pay the loss or any part
thereof. The policy, with the house
and contents, were burned up, and
urton will at once file a complaint in
the Superior Court.
Fallen From lirecr.
San Francisco, August 3. —From
letters found on the victim of Nicolo
Parolieldo, the jail murderer, it is
learned that his real name was Henry
N. Dennott and that lie was the son of
wealthy anil respectable parents who
reside at Clifton, l'assaic county, N. J.
He assumed the name of George 11.
Marshall to hide his identity from the
IScmy Dictnages Claimed.
San DtSOO, August:!.—Fred Holmes,
a laborer, who waß injured in April by
falling from a scaffolding upon the
foundation of the Hotel del Coronado,
brings suit againt the Coronado Beach
Company for injuries, claiming $20,
San Khancisi'o, August 3.— lt is
claimed that the (irand Jury is push
ing the investigation of the charges of
jury bribing, and that more persons
besides millionaire K. F. Morrow will
Toronto, August :!.—High Con
stable Bissonate, of Montreal, passed
through here to-day enr (Mat t't St.
Catherines with a warrant for the ar
rest of Mcf iarigle, the Chicago boodler.
The warrant was issued at the instance
at James Baxter, broker, on a charge
San Diego county assessments were
$!i,0d0,000 last year for State and coun
ty. This year they are $18,7:17,000,
"a raise" of over a hundred per cent.
San Luis Obispo county has had "a
raise" of twenty-five i>er cent, in valu
ation, and the Siqiervisors have raised
the city valuation about the same
amount over the Assessor's estimate.
In San Bernardino county the in
crease in assessed value has been
$10,804,485 over the assessment of last
Ventura county has been assessed
for $2,000,000 more than last year.
Los Angeles county overtops all in
increased assessment, having only an
increase of $54,000,000, or a raise of
180 per cent.
All the southern counties have had
increased assessments of a most re
An indication of the extreme dull
ness of midsummer times, when the
people are at the seaside aud nothing
is doing in the country was shown
yesterday at Pasadena when an east
ern gentleman applied at eight o'clock
in the morning at one of the large liv
ery stables at that place for a team to
drive about tho country, and was in
formed that all the teams of the es
tablishment were engaged the doy
before for a similar service. He met
with the same answer at the other
stables and was obliged to hire a team
a day in advance to accomplished his
proposed drive. The stables of Pasa
dena are large and numerous, but tho
travel already exceeds the capacity of
tlie livery men.
A Broken Leg.
Frank Woods, the active and ac
commodating superintendent of the
bathing department at the Longßoach
Hotel, got one of his legs entangled in
the hawser of the surf boat on Mon
j day evening when a swell dashed the
h*>ut against him breaking one of ids
legs. Frank was in a peril ius posi
tion in the water with a broken leg, as
he could neither walk nor swim, but
parties on the beach rushed to his res
cue and carried him to the hotel,
where Dr. J. S. Owens, of this city, set
the broken limb. Frank will rest by
, the sad sea waves for the next four
THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 4, 1887.-—TWELVE PAGES.
Bad Prospects for the Con
UTAH'S ELECTION RETURNS.
A Futile Attempt to Destroy with
Explosives one of the National
| A'-sociaU-il Press I lispatch es to tltf Herald. |
Chicago, August .">.—Tim Peoria pa
pan thin afternoon printed the following
■pacial from Galesfmrg, Ills.: Justice
Craig, of the Illinois Supreme Court,
who is now spending a few weeks at
the seashore in Maine, is reported on
good authority to have dropped, prior
to his departure, in a conversation
with one of our business men remarks to
the eifeet that the Supremo Court would
not grant a new trial to the condemned
anarchists at Chicago. it is stated
that the judge said that when the case
was heard by the Supreme Court, the
jtulges argued upon a refusal of a new
trial, it could not be learned which
one of the judges was writing the
opinion. .Judge Craig is reported to
have said that the court was quite
unanimous in opinion, but the opinion
was to be kept secret until the open
ing of the November court.
Judge Alagruder, of the State Su
preme Court, who is in Chicago and who
was shown the aliove dispatch, said:
This is a matter ou which I cannot be
interviewed. 1 know nothing of Judge
Craig's utterances, but from what I
know of him should be strongly in
clined to doubt his having made such
State's Attorney Grinnell and Cap
tain Win, P. Black, of tbe Anarchist
cour.vl, knew nothing of the matter
and placed no faith In it.
I T AII trVTMUMM.
Returns <•'. the tieiieral Election
on 'londay Last.
Su.t Lakk City, Utah, Aug. 3.—
Tlie returns from the general election
of Mon lay are nearly all in. The
vote is the lightest ever east in the
Territory. In the cloM districts the
Mormons cast as high M M per cent,
of their registration. The vientiles
elect five members to the Legistature;
two from this city, two from the min
ing town of lark City, and one from a
district including the mining camps
of Stockton, Ophir, Bingham and
Tintic. The Mormons elect three
members to the legislature.
The light vote is due to the dis
franchisement of polygamists and
women, and the refusal of many
Mormons and Gentiles to take the
test oath prcscritied by act of Con
gress. The Mormons almost unani
mously voted for anti-polygamy, while
the Gentiles refrained from voting on
the proposition. The Gentiles are
jubilant over tbe development of so
much unexpected strength, and talk
now of the probability of carrying
Salt Lake at the municipal election
.1 DASTARDLY DKIID.
An Attempt to Blow I p v British
New York, August li.—A crazy
Irishman, whose name the police have
not yet discovered, tried to blow up
the British steamer "Queen," of the
National line, this afternoon. He
rowed in a small boat alongside and
threw a bottle, cont ining some kind
of an explosive, on board. An explo
sion followed, which set lire to tbe
steamer, but the Haines were soon ex
tinguished. The police captured the
man, who said he was one of a band
of men who had effected an organiza
tion having for its object the destruc
tion with explosives of every vessel
carrying tho British (lag. The broken
bottle was brought to tlie police head
quarters and it Contained kerosene,
naptha and rags soaked in chemicals.
The prisoner took it coolly. "I was
thwarted in this," ho said, "but there
are plenty of others at work who will
avenge insult to American vessels anrl
burn every vessel carrying the British
■■■MM ctiyk Wt.AMBB
Devastate Twenty Acres of E.iim
Fvansyii.i.e, tad,, August 8. —Afire,
this mopping, in the lower part of the
city destroyed lumlier yards covering
a tract of twenty acres. Before the
flames were subdued they destroyed
the lumber yard of Armstrong oi Co.,
containing some 2,000,000 feet. Arm
strong's sawmill, stables and two dwel
lings and the lumlier yard of J. A.
Kuth and 5,000,000 feet of lumber, and
eight cars of grain on the Peoria, De
catur and Kvansville Railroad, and a
large warehouse containing tobacco,
grain and general merchandise were
destroyed. The total loss is estimated
at $250,000 on which there is about
$100,000 insurance. The fire is be
lieved to be incendiary
Cincinnati, Ohio, August 3. —The
Commercial-dazette's Louisville special
received at 12, midnight, says: News
from 73 counties show gains of 24,000
for Bradley, the Republican candidate
for Governor, and the remaining coun
ties, which are more strongly Repub
lican, will probably elect him. Fox,
Prohibitionist, will probably get 14,000
votes. The Democrats have reduced
their claim to 8000 majority for
Charged with Drunkenness.
New \ obk, August 3.—Mary Irene
Hoyt, daughter of the deceased mil
lionaire Jesse Hoyt, will shortly ap
pear before the sheriffs jury commis
sioners appointed by the Supreme
court, who were chosen to-day on be
half of Miss llovt's mother, to inquire
into her habitual and excessive use of
Chicago, August 3.—"Ohef'Smith,
a dramatic, agent, charged with send
ing girls to disreputable concert halls
at Hurley and other towns in the
Wisconsin pineries, was to-day sen
tenced to one year in the penitentiary.
Hiß motion for a new trial was denied.
THK BACK TRACK.
Yesterday's sport at Buffalo and
Burr alo, N. V., August 3.—5000
[>eoplc attended the second day's
races at Buffalo park. Tbe weather
First race was unfinished, 2:21 trot
ting, Loratta F took fourth heat and
2 :21 trotting, purse of $2000, Loretta
F. first; Charley Hogan, second;
Judge Davis, third. Time, 2:10k,.
2:23 class, Garnett, first; Astral,
second; Lady Kensett, third. Time,
2 :27rotting, unfinished —Sally How
ard took the lirst heat, Belle Ogle
wound, Amie King third and fourth,
Valtiere liftli and sixth; time, 2:21)6'.
One-eighth mile—Lancaster won,
Ferg Kite second, Windsail third;
time, l:5(i? 4 .
One mile—Jim Clare won, Lucy H,
second, Frolic third; time, 1:44.
One and one-eighth mile—Florence
won, ilunero second, Petersburg third;
time, 1 :">B.
SARATOGA BI'MMKR RACKS.
S sit vrix!a, August 3. —The weather
is threatening and track muddy.
First race, three-quarter mile selling,
two-year olds—Bo-peep won, Waif
second, Balance third. Time, 1:23? 4 ':
One mile —Marden's Columbine
won, Cold-stream second, Cassatt
third. Time, 1 ;48V : ten starters.
One and one-half miles, Ixjtterv
won, Del Norte second, Gallatin third.
Time, 2:45 1 <,. Five starters.
Three-quarters of a mile. Strathspey
won. Doubt second, Chickahominv
third. Time, 1:18. Thirteeu start
One and one-eighth miles, selling,
| Redstone won, Unique second,Watch
em third. Time, 2:02* 4 . Eleven
A Close Contest Between the New
York und Pittsburgh Nines.
I'msm nan, August 3. —The New
York's defeated tlie I'ittshurghs this
afternoon by heavy batting in the
seventh and eighth innings. In the
early part of the game < ialvin was al
most invincible but he weakened to
ward the finish and the visitors
pounded him at will. Score, Pitts
burgh o, New York (j.
oktroit vs. rutliefllfiTut*
DaTTBOR, August 3.—By bunching
all the errors in the first and second
inning Philadelphia gave away
to-day's game, though afterwards a
strong but unsuccessful effort was
made. The feature of the game was
a double play in the third, Wood
caught HanloiVs : ; . > hit after a hard
run and made a running tlirow
to first catching Bennett off, although
he had not ventured more than ten <>r
fifteen feet from the bag. Score—
Detroit, 0; Philadelphia, (i.
CHIC AOO VS. WASHINGTON.
Chicago, August 3. —All th<* runs
that were made in the Chicago-Wash
ington game to-day were earned; Chi
cago made 1,4, however, and Wash
ington l,and therein lay the difference
of the Washingtons. The one run
was a four-bagger by Hays. The
white stockings simply hammered
Shaw all over the field with 25 hits,
including two bases on balls, and a
total of 41. It was only remarkably
good fielding on tlie part of the visi
tors that kept the score down to 14.
Score, Chicago 14, Washington 1.
BOSTON VS. INDIANAPOLIS.
Indianapolis, August IS. —Boston
was defeated to-day b. the terrific
batting of the Indianapolis team at
Opportune times. The game was ex
citing and interesting throughout, but
was chiefly notable for its number of
two and three base-hits and home
runs. Score: Indianapolis 11, Boston 7.
A Corrected Version of tlie Cau
Chicago, August;'..—The report sent
out by the associated press of the Gau
daur-Hanlan race which took place on
July 23d at Pullman, 111., in which J.
A. St. John was charged with having
ordered Gaudaur to lose was incorrect
in that particular and did that gentle
man great injustice. The facts were
that Mr. St. John ordered Gaudaur.
regardless of the condition of the
water to obey the orders of the referee
and to win ft possible. There is no
reason to doubt that this race like
every other in which Mr. St. John
and Gaudaur have been connected
was rowed strictly on tbe merits of
tho man, and it was an error in the
judgment on the part of the referee to
have sent the men out iv rough water
and gathering darkness aud the oars
men had no appeal from this order
and were in no way responsible for
the unsatisfactory result.
SOI THERN IIAKBons.
Report* of Rail Diego, Newport,
San I.ul* and San Pedro.
Washington, August :i.—The an
nual report of Major W. 11. Beaure
gard, of the Corps of Engineers in
charge of improvements in tlie har
bors of San Diego, Newport, San Luis
Obispo and San Pedro bay, has been
received at the War Department.
Relative to San Diego harbor, Beaure
gard said that while the general con
dition of the levee is good, it is in
need of repairs. Notes are made of
the surveyß of the harbors of San
Diego, Newport ami San Luis Obispo.
Notes of the last named for the es
tablishment of a breakwater at
Whaler's Keef are not yet ready for
presentation. Tho survey of the har
bor of San Pedro Bay was commenced
in May last, and completed in the fol
Released 111 Order to furnish
CiNciNNATi,August 3.—Miss Holmes,
late exchange clerk of the Fidelity
National Bank, who has been in jail
in default of bail in tho sum of ifti,ooo,
on the charge of assisting and allotting
E. L. Harper in committing offenses
against the banking laws, was to-day
released on her own recognizance, on
the recommendation of District Attor
ney Burnett. It is understood that
Miss Holmes has at last agreed to
give the Government the ail vantage of
her knowledge of the workings of the
Go Down with a Crash at
THE BI LLS BADLY CINCHED.,
Dresbacli, the Nevada Bank Rep
resentative, on the Wrong
Side of the Deal.
Ajsoclstsd Press Dispatches to the Herald.
Sa>" Francisco, August 3.—The big
bull deal in wheat collapsed here to
day. There had been mutterings of
trouble for several days, anil the out
come was not entirely unexpected.
Top prices were reached last Monday,
when the bulls offered $2 17' 4 per
cental for wheat. Yesterday the
market dropped to $2 14, and this
made the price 2 l M cents per pOUud in
San Francisco against l'-j cents in
Chicago, l in New and I ti-10
in Liverpool. The collapse of the
deal was not at leaded by the usual
excitement, us all the sessions of the
('all Board were adjourned under a
resolution adopted by tbe Board of
1 >irectors and posted on the doors of
the Exchange, the reason given being
v. desire to avert the threatened panic.
This step was not altogether unan
ticipated, and a feeling of relief was
experienced by both parties, who have
been strained" to tbe utmost during
the past few days. No failures were
reported up to a late hour this after
noon, and it is believed that all deals
will be compromised so as to avert any
serious disasters on the street.
HKAVY STOCK ON HANI).
Two of chief bull traders were
William Dresbach and .John Kosen
feld, but the theory is accepted that
they represented other interests. They
are known to be resjKmsible for 50,000
tons of wheat held under various op
tions for delivery during this year, and
these contracts now stand at 2.10 cents
I>er cental. They made an offer to
settle on the following terms: To
settle and pay at once 10 cents per
cental as soon as the settlers have the
wheat ready for delivery and tender
it. Further, to pay 25 cents cental
which would leave the price standing
with a balance due of $1.70. This they
propose to accept, and pay for
V in September, \i in Octolier,
' 4 ' in November and the final Jdj in
lieeember, They also proiiose to pay
the sellers interest at the rate of 7 per
(MB*, per annum on all deferred pay
ments together with the customary
storage and insurance charges. To
secure a margin of 35 cents per ton,
they propose to deposit ample security
in the form of wheat with tho board
of directors, in other words, they
asked the sellers to carry wheat iii
their interest and pay them for doing
so. The total amount of wheat the
longs have lieen shouldering is var
iously computed, but as an evidence
of the magnitude of the deal, it is
stated that it has required $1<>,000,000
to carry the grain already at Liver
pool and on way, together with a great
quantity in store in the warehouses in
THE LOCAL BANKS
Pursued a conservative course in the
matter and steadily refused to inter
fere, content to loan their customers
money at liberal rates. The collateral
put up by the ring for the advances
lias been mostly certificates of wdieat
on hand, and an interesting question
of tho future will be the ownership of
one half of the hyr>otheeated stock.
The action taken by the Board of Di
rectors in stopping all the Board ses
sions is deemed very remarkable, but
that it averted a panic is conceded.
Dresbach's projsisition was accepted
this afternoon, and the virtual result
is that Speculators and brokers, shorts
included, have agreed to keep their
hands oft' the market for the time be
ing, and both bulls and liears have
backed down. Money squeezed out
of the shorts on margins will be
refunded and they will lose nothing.
On the other hand the ring's wheat
has substantially cost over $1.(15, and
they will lose the difference lietween
that and the actual market price.
Drosbach had the shorts so badly
scared that they were willing to get
out without making anything. Many
of the shorts cameout aheail on settle
ment, but apart from the loss indicted
on the bull clique proper no firm losses
are mentioned in excess of $(iO,OOO.
The session of the Call Board has been
postponed indefinitely, and the actual
market price of wheat cannot be de
termined for several days, although
the nominal figure is $1.75.
INTERESTED CRKDI Toils.
Among the creditors heavily inter
ested are said to lie Goorge W. Mc-
Near, Eppinger A Co., Adlor&Co.,
E. H. Kowalsky, J. Bonny, Goldfish,
Cohen it Co. and N. Cohen & Co. C.
B. Stone, when spoken to, said that
he thought there would hardly lie any
loss to speak of. "DresLach and Ro
senfeld,'' he said, "bought at all
prices. In the early part of the sea
son they got wheat very low and the
average price will not exceed $1.70,
and their losses will lie counterbal
anced by their profits."
"What do their outstanding con
"Exactly 105,(100 tons," answered
Mr. Stone, taking a memorandum
book out of his pocket and glancing
"The losses, if any," he continued,
"will be among the small shipjicrs
and those who have lieen speculating
with other jieople's money."
Washington, August 3. —Assistant
Secretary Maynard has authorized tlie
Collector of Customs at New York to
allow tho free entry of the statue and
pedestal intended torerection at Stock
ton, Cal., in memory of the late (ien
eral R. C. Gridley, which articles were
recently imported at Few York.
Nkw York, August 3.—Official re
ports state there were over 10,000
deaths from cholera in Chili from
January to June. The Government
expended over $1,000,000 fighting the
A rtrsla'a Postmaster.
Washington, August 3.—Richard 8.
1 leering has been appointed Postmas
ter at Artesia, Los Angeles county.
Where the Work ia Heine; Carried
The Southern Pacific Company has
placed a gang of surveyors in the Held
to set the grade stakes of a branch
railroad from Brookside to Kedlands
and Lugonia. This line will be built
without delay as soon as the rails are
laid to Santa Barbara, which will be
laid this week. The rails for the con
nection between Carpinteria and Santa
Barbara are now at hand, and track
laying will be completed in a few hours.
The line will be ballasted and fn run
ning order on the loth instant.
The Altadena railway has received
a double-header engine to run between
the Raymond and Altadena, and the
line will soon be opened from theKav
mond to the mountains, and probably
extended west and east from that place.
The California has withdrawn its
surveyors from the proposed line north
of San Bernardino, leaving the route
open to the Southern Pacific. Chief
Engineer Gillette has set his men at
work in this uncontested field, and
material is now on hand at Colton for
the construction of this branch.
The branch to Long Beach will be
made at the same time so that passen
gers can, in a short time, go to the
Chautauqua without change of fears.
Chief Gillette in the meantime is plat
ting the Wolfskill tract for the accom
modation of the Santa Monica trains.
As soon as these two short lines are
done the San Diego and South River
side branches will receive attention.
A narrow-gauge railway line is now
baing surveyed from Colton to Bear
Valley, This will lie a very
romantic line and ascend the
Sierra Madre to a height' of about
4500 feet in the fine timber of
Devil canon, thence to the Santa Ana
river headwaters and the lake and
pine forest of Bear valley. The road
will to used for bringing down pine
lumber and natural ice l>esides the
transportation of passengers, which
will lie a large factor in the business
of the road. The stock is all sub
scribed for the construction of the road
and in a few months there will be no
need of going to lake Tahoe for moun
tain rambles among the pines or for
fishing in a mountain lake; as lioth
these luxuries will be within four
hours ride of Los Angeles.
Tbe railway to Gleudale will soon
be finished, the dummy line to
Santa Monica and Ballona
is well under way: the California
Central is in sight of La Ballona, only
hindered by a small unfinished
bridge from reaching tide water, while
the railway to the top of Wilson's Peak
and the Rapid Transit line from Mon
rovia to Los Angeles will lie speedily
The railroad from Riverside to Santa
Ana is at Burruel Point waiting for an
opportunity of crossing the river into
beautiful Orange, while the people of
Orange are building a railway to Mo
dena. It will thus be seen that in
every direction the sound of railway
building fills the air with the busy
hum of industry.
JOHN A. LOGAN POST, G. A. R.
The I\'cw Hall and Appointments-
The new John A. Logan Pout, <i. A.
X., haa rented the large hall in Mc-
Donald Block and fitted it up in fine
style. In front of the rostrum is a
pile of cannon halls and on each side
is a small piece of ordnance and a
stack of rifles. Behind the seat of the
commander is a large and excellent
picture of General John A. Logan, the
first (brand Commander of the (i. A.
R. of the United States. On the right
of the picture of Logan are pictures of
Grant, Meade and Kawson, and on the
left are Sherman, Sheridan and Mc-
At the opposite end of the room is a
picture of Mrs. Logan, and placed on
her right are Wilson, Poe and Ad
miral Foote, and on the left Admiral
Farragut, General W. H. L. Wallace
and (ieneral Meyers, all beautifully
draped with national colors and ever
All around the large hall are hung
from the cornice, in graceful festoons,
the red, white and blue and panels,
with the name of the twenty-five corim
commanders trimmed with ever
greens. Following is the list, in
order: Generals Reynolds, Hancock,
Sickles, Stanley, Warren, Sedgewick,
J. J. Reynolds, Crook, Burnside,
Terry, Howard, Slocum, Granger,
Thomas, A. J. Smith, J. A. Logan,
McPherson, Baldy Smith, Fmory,
Hooker, Blair, Lyon, Schotield, Ord,
Weitzel. Beneath each name was a
shield, on wnich was painted the name
of the battle in which each took a
The following officers wore installed
last night by Installing Officer Capt.
W. H. Seamans:
Commander, 11. H. Boyce; Senior
Vice-Commander, J. J. Gosper;
Junior Vice-Commander, S. W. Luit
wieler; Adjutant, Frank McCoye;
Quartermaster, M. F. Tarble; Chap
lain, T. F. Laycoi k; Officer of the
Guard, D. Jones; Officer of the Day,
A. Willhartitz; Trustees, W. H. Sea
mans, Fied M. Sterling, I. R. Dunkel
The decorations were designed and
placed in position by Mr. A. Willhar
titz. The post staits off with a large
membership and well officered.
Tired of Life.
The Santa Barbara Herald says:
The Eastern Press is blacking the eye
of 1.1 >s Angeles by noting its large death
rate. This is unfair. Amongst the
thousands of invalids who go to the
miracle-working climate of Southern
California are many who can only be
saved by something that can raise the
dead, and no one claims that power
for our climate. They die anil that
swells the death rate. As a rule
Southern Californians live so long that
they make other folks tired.
A Limited Whisky Trust—" You
can charge that," observed a stranger,
as he drained the glass. " Not much!"
replied the barkeeper, as he reachen
for the customer's coat collar. " Cer
tainly you do not know that the
' Whisky Trust has been reorganized,'
remonstrated the bibulocs individual.
"It hasn't been applied to tbe retail
branch of the trade yet," insisted the
the barkeeper, ana the man who
wanted credit searched for the neces
sary ludre in his browsers pockets.—
Aii Exciting Scene at the
INTERCHANGE OF EPITHETS.
MacKemie Carries Oft the Honors
at the Chess Coujrress at
' 1 Press Dispatches to tin; Hkk.»l».
Chicago, Aug. :;.—Tlie defense in
the boodle trial rented their case this
morning and addresses' to the jury
■ begun. The first address waa
made Assistant State Attorney
Walker, it wus a terrilie excoriation
of the (lefendantH, particularly of Com
missioner Wrenn. An Walker went on
with his denunciation of Wrenn, the
face of tlw? defendant grow pale with
anger and passion. Finally, referring
to the forgery of H. ('. Walker's name
to the order, Walker jwinted to
Wrenn and said, " When Wrenn de
nied his own writing in court he made
himself a perjurer in addition to hia
At this Wrenn lost control of him
self by jumping to his feet and yelled,
"You're a liar. "Instantly all was com
motion. Walker's face turned crim
son anil his eyes snapped as he said.
"Yes, I r<*peat it, Dan Wrenn, your a
"You're a liar." "you're a liar."
yelled Wrenn as with clinched hands
he advanced on the States Attorney.
But now it was the Courts turn.
"Cease this moment," cried the
Judge as he ranted vigo oßy on hia
Wren repeated his insulting remarks
and the Judge became pale, and said,
"Don't let me hear another word out
your mouth, Wrenn."
Two burly bailiffs forced the turbu
lent defendant into his chair. In a
moment, however, he struggled
to his feet and said, "You're a liar,
and you know it," and then rushed
from the court-room in a raste.
Mr. Walker, who had not flinched,
continued his remarks to the jury,
and was followed by Colonel Muun,
for the defense. His liest point was
an assertion ibat at least live of tlie
defendants were entitled to acquittal
under the statute of limitations.
Bcauit ol the International Chew
Fbankfort, August t. —The final
■COM in tlie International Chess Con
gress sh w MacKenzie in the lead
with !."> games. There were 21 cob
tests. Zukertort is near the foot of
OIOLKBA AT MALTA.
j London, August :i. —There have
been five cases of cholera and one
death at Malta. Ten days' quarantine
against that place has been established
San Jose, August ;>. —T. F. Porrish,
a young man who was shot by ('has.
Vaughn while in a room with the let
ter's wife last week, was resting easy
last night and there are now slight
chances for his recovery.
The "Cocoon" Trick.
A substitute for the" vanishing lady"
trick has just l>ee!i produced at the
Egyptian hall in Piccadilly. It ia
even more mysterious. It is brought
forward under the title of "Le Co
coon," and is introduced by Buatier
de Kolta, the well known Hungarian
conjurer, and inventor of the vanish
ing lady trick, This time M. de
Kolta makes a lady mysteriously ap
pear instead of vanishing in sight of
the audience. From a line stretclied
across the stage de Kolta susi>euds a
light wooden frame covered with tis
sue paj>er. On this he draws the out
line of a silkworm in its cocoon, and,
at a given word, the paper bursts,
and a silken semi-globular body pro
trudes through it. To this still sus
jiendod lx>dy the performer draws
light chairs, to small and
fragile for any one to sus
pect them of containing any
apparatus for concealment of a human
body. Yet when the cocoon rests
rests u[K>n the chair the former at
once becomes animated, and, slowly
opening, discloses the head and shoul
ders of Mine, de Kolta, gracefully at
tired to imitate the appearance of a
moth or butterfly. All this is done in
full view of the audience and under a
strong light. The effect is exceedingly
pretty.—[London Cor. N. Y. World.
In the Furniture Line : Two Bolie
luiuns at a cafe—"What's happened
to you. old chap? l>id you get a situ
ation?" "Oh, I've left journalism
and gone into trade. I'm now in the
furniture business." "And have you
sold any?" "Yes —my own."
Kentucky Visitor—"Be you Mrs.
Bolivar?" Lady of the House—"l
be!" Visitor —"Waal, what's left of
your husband 's layin' back of th'
rail-fence. Didn't know but what
you might use him to sift flour
through. Thar's been a feud, marni!"
Presence of Mind: Editor—"What
was that awful crash in the composing
room just now?" "Foreman —"Sure,
all of our foreign news has fallen into
'pi." Editor—"Pick it up and head
it "List of members of tho New Hun
"That peddler must have very good
bananas," remarked Merritt. "Iguess
I'll go over and get some." "What
makes you think they are good?"
asked Cobwigger. "Because," re
turned Merritt, "I see the policeman
samples them every time he passes."
A Matter of Watermelons: Colonel
Individual (recently engaged in steal
ing a watermelon, indignantly)—, 'to
you de gentleman dat fired dat bullet
froo dis yer watermelon I hob under
my arm ? " Irde Farmer—" Yea, I
am." Colonel Individual —"Well, you
clean done spile de melon, an' come
migaty nigh hittin' dis niggah, shut
I isn't gwme to take the trouble to
cay melons down to you house no
mo\"— Parpen Bazar.