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FALL OF A BRIDGE.
Twelve Workmen Killed by its Collapse. THEY DEFIED THE INJUNCTION And Were Engaged in Tearing up the Railread Track When They Met Their Fate. I Associated Press DisDatchos to the Herald I Evansvii.le, Intl., January 20.—The officers of the steamer Dawes, which arrived here this evening, report a disastrous wreck on the Louisville, St. Louis and Texas railway bridge across Green river, at Spottsville, Ky., eighteen miles above this city, in which five men were drowned and several fatally injured. There are no telegraphic or telephone communications from that point, but the facts, as near as could be ascertained, are as follows: Last Thursday the Louisville, St. Louis and Texas Railroad Company were granted an injunction by the Circuit Court of Henderson county against the Keyßtone Bridge Company from interfer ing with the plaintiffs' trains running over the bridge. The order, ii seems, was obeyed until this morning, when the bridge company sent a fotce to the bridge, driving the railroad employees off and at once commenced tearing up the track and a portion of the ties from the draw of the bridge. About half past 8 o'clock this afternoon, while the work of tearing up the ties was in pro gress the dismantling of one of the draws caused the opposite end to overbalance, when it broke in two, precipitating about twenty workmen into the river, five of whom are known to have been drowned, and several seriously, if not fatally in jured, by the falling timbers and iron. Later reports from tho scene say that a dozen were killed. No names of the dead are yet obtainable. AM INHUMAN DELD. A Young Fiend tor Wnom Lynching Id lUllcll Too <>oo«l. St. Louis, January 20—A Republican, Brookfield, Mo., special says: At 1 o'clock last night the house of Mrs. Min nie Hall, a young widow with four chil dren, four miles south of here, was burned and when the neighbors gathered there they found the charred remains of its five occupants. The oldest child was 9 years and the youngest, about 2. There being fresh snow on the ground it was discovered that hay had been brought and placed under the house and fire set to it. The Tracks of a man's feet were seen leading towards the city and four men followed with a team, which resulted in a young man named James A. Howell, be ing arrested early this morning by Marshal Critchfield. He had in his possession an unloaded revolver. The accused is a cousin of the woman who was burned to death. Public opinions inclines to the theory that, after a crimi nal operation, from which the woman died, Howell shot the four children and set fire to the house to cover his crime. Ho had for some time been spending his Saturdays, and Sundays with the murdered family. There is great excitement among the farmers and several from the neighborhood have been around the jail ;o-day. The pris oner is 24 years old. He says he ia inno cent and knows nothing about the crime. He is very cool, and not at all nervous. To-night the jail is well guarded to pre vent snob violence. Tho five bodies were burned beyond recognition, and were put into a box altogether. Evidence of a criminal operation were seen in a ves sel which had not been destroyed by the fire. nisiiAiii ii-s iiii.i,. It fa. Ostensibly Framed To Sup press Slavery. Bkrlin, January 20. —The preamble to the East Africa bill says: "German col onial principles do not allow the govern ment to indemnify Germans for losses in other countries nor to help private enter prise to a successful issue. In the sphere of economics, the intervention of the Empire can, as a rule, only be ufed against other powers. The opposition of savage natives and other natural obstacles must be dealt with by the colonies. Neither is it consistent with the German policy to in tervene and establish State institutions among a barbarous people, but by her Congo acts Germany has bound herself to assist in the work of civilizing Africa, to which is added the suppression of the hunting and exportation of slaves. The East Africa Company is too weak to do fend itself against the attacks of the slave traders and must be supported by the Empire." on for Samoa. San Francisco, January 20.—At 4 o'clock this afternoon the United States man-of-war Vandalia left Mare Island navy yard, in this harbor, bound for the Samoan islands, the present seat of war like disturbances. As a heavy fog hung over San Fran cisco bay and the entrance thereto to day, the United States man-of-war Van dalia, after reaching this city from Mare Island navy yard this evening, anchored here for the night. It is understood she will leave for Samoa early to-morrow. Following is the list of the officers in command of the Vandalia: Command ing officer, Captain Schoonmaker; Lieu tenants, James Carlin, J. C. Wilson, Culver, Ripley and Gibbon; Sur geon, Dr. Harney; Assistant Sur geon, Dr. Codiera; Paymaster, Frank H. Armer; Chief Engineer, A. L. Green; First Assistant, H. Webster. There are, besides the crew, three middies and thirty-five ma rines, with Lieutenant Sutton in com mand of the latter. It is expected tbe Vandalia will reach Samoa on March sth or 6th. The man-of-war is to stop at Honolulu and there take on coal. Hono lulu is to be reached as quiokly as desirable, which means, it is said, in about twelve days. All the coal needed can be used between here and Honolulu, bnt as the United States coaling sta tion at Samoa is nearly exhausted, it is said, fuel will have to be more carefully consumed after leaving Honolulu, and consequently slow time will be made. The Vandalia will stay at Honolulu three or four days. Brained Wills an Axe. Evaksville, Ind., January 20. —In Center township this afternoon John M. Dunn brained Edwin Vallingbam with an axe, striking him from behind and cutting his head nearly in two. The men had quarreled over some trivial matter. Liable To lie Lynched. Charleston, W. Va., January 20.— Frank Dickson, arrested at Luray a lew da} a ago for wrecking the Chesapeake THE LOS ANGELAS DAILY ffKKALD: Um»AY MORfttMr, 3 AX? ART 21, I&S9. and Ohio train was brought te this city to-day and lodged in jail. Organized mobs of railroad men are expected here t > lynch the prisoner, and two military companies are in readiness to repel them. M(in of Healthy Progress. Boston, January 20.—A table compiled from dispatches to the Post from the man agers of the leading clearing houses in the United States shows the total gross exchanges for the week ended January 19, 1889, were $1,124,139,526, an increase of 22.1 per cent, compared with the cor responding week of last year. The fllahdl's Reverses. Suakim, January 20.—Pilgrims from the south of Berber report that the Mahdi, after suffering a severe defeat on the White Nile, toward Wadelai, at the hands of troops (presumably those of Emm Pasha), abandonee, further hostili ties and haß since suffered in civil wars. A Jealous Husbana's Deed. Pittsburg, January 20. —Frank Hen derson went to his home last night and discovered John Fitzsimmons in company with his wife. Henderson secured a hammer and dealt Fitzsimmons several blows on tho head inflicting fatal in juries. I Perishing ol Cold. St. Petersburg, January 20. —The weather in the Transcaspian territory iB severe. The port of Usunada is entirely frozen over. Whole herds of cattle have perished on the steppes, and the inhabi tants are suffering great hardships. To Look AIM r Legitime. New York, January 20.—The steel cruiser Atlanta left the Brooklyn navy yard this morning. She has been ordered to report to Admiral Luce at Hayti. A Diplomat Dead. New York, January 20. —Isaac Bell, Jr., ex-United States Minister to the Netherlands, died this morning. EAST SAN GABRIEL. An Englishman's Opinion of Its WlncrlCN, Water and Climate. Editor Hkkald: Since leaving my own "tight little island" and entering this marvelous land I have had many surprises, but nowhere have I been more pleased than iv my visit to the clnirming valley, the name of which Leads this article. As you approach Los Angeles from the East by the Southern Pacific Company's fine track from New Orleans, tbe country gets rich in fruit trees and in general cultivation, but it is reserved for tbis valley to present perhaps the most lovely view of Southern California. Certainly by far the best of anything I have in a month's travel seen. The valley lies stretched out iv a magnificent amphitheatre of hills, San Bernardino on the east, the Sierra Madre en the west, ''Old Baldy" on the north, and on the South the Coast Range. The highest of these hills are covered with snow for all but two or three months in the year, and tower aloft over 10,000 feet high, giving, amidst the warmth and geniali'y of the semi-tropi cal sun, a cool and breezy appearance to the landscape. Low and rich foothills undulate on several sides of the valley, and are covered with a rich, loamy soil. Close to San Gabriel are some of the most famous places in Southern Califor nia. Who hasn't heard of "Lucky" Baldwin? His lovely ranch and racing stables, and far-famed winery are within three miles. At thia place raciug stock, which is renowned throughout the States, has been reared, and hero is the country residence of the great rancher, whose touch transforms to gold. Close by are two wineries which are yet destined to place California wines on the markets of the world. The San Gabriel winery is claimed to be ttie largest in the world, and the Sunny Slope, an English syndicate, is not far behind. Within half a mile of the Hotel San Gabriel stands the old San Gabriel Mission Church, the old mission fathers evincing their usual sagacity in selecting a spot which combined every advantage of situation. It is here that the site of the now town has been laid, and where already a num ber of pretty residences are built. One indication of its thriving condition may surely be said to be the appearance of the first issue of the East San Gabriel Herald to-day. Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Monrovia and the Duarte flank the valley on tho west, and some three miles east of these points lies East San Gabriel, the Pasadena of the early future. A fine hotel has been opened for over a year, and in its appoint ments is absolutely perfect. It has been my privilege to enjoy the hospitality of this fine hostelry under the courteous and assiduous care of the new managers, Mr. and Mrs. Cooper, and anything more comfortable or finer I do not want. Frequent parties have visited this place and made it the center of a number of interesting tours. Railways run close on either side of the town, a factory is to be erected by a Wisconsin firm forthwith, and that ex cellent American institution, the public school, is already planned and about to be built. An Episcopal church already exists and another is in contemplation, so that religiously and socially, as well materially, there is every facility and inducement to the bona fide settler. I write this at tbe cloee of one of the love liest of Californian winter days, a day the like of which we do not often enjoy in the height of our English summer. Around this place are now to be seen, in full bearing, orange trees, lemons, limes, etc., while roses, geraniums ami almost every variety of flower are in bloom. I saw gathered this week by the hand of Mr. A. L. Burbank from his own pretty garden a lovely b< liquet of flowers, grow ing in tbe open air. It is to this spot of which I feel that I have given a very lame and poor descrip tion, that those in search of a home are invited. Here within sight of the mild Pacific and fanned by its cooling breezes, life and health may be found for those who can get it nowhere elee. Here "The sun with softer rays Looks on the vast Pacific Bloep." Here "Mild is the diy: the cairn Pacific sea, Laves gladly this fair jtolden snore, Where pl'grim sna rejoice together, free, In faith of fathers gone bcloro.' I greet the enterprising founder of this town on the eve of a new year with the old and stereotyped but I trust accept able wish of "a happy and prosperous I new year." J. W. B. [The above appeared in the East San Gabriel Herald of recent date.—En. Herald.] Mr. Depew insists that the Interstate Commerce law will have to be greatly modified in some of its provisions if the Western railroads ore to bo permitted to earn any dividends for their stockhold ers. It is interesting to reflect in this connection that Mr. Depew might have been President-elect of the United States but for the fact that he is a railroad man. The people in the West don't tackle to Channcey's ideas. — [Boston Herald, (Ind ) A CRUEL FATHER. He Shoots Two Would-be Sons-in-Law. FATAL END OF AN ELOPEMENT. One of His Daughters Fatally Wounded—The Old Man Lynched by a Mob. I Associated Press DisDatches to the Herald I St. Loi-is, January 20.—From Boler, in Mercer county, Missouri, comes the following story of a deplorable tragedy : Henry Thoma3, an old farmer, has four grown daughters named Hattie, Mar garet, Nancy and Jane, aged 16, 18, 20 and 22 years respectively. Last Wednes day night Samuel and Charles Hae burn, brothers, procured a ladder and helped Margaret and Jane out of UtM second-story window of their father's house, and, as they were about to elope with the girls.tbe old man appeared on the scene, but too late to prevent their escape. He at once pro cured a horse he had and a shotgun and started in pursuit. When about twelve miles from home he overtook the fleeing party. He immediately opened fire on them .killing both boys and fatally wound ing Margaret. After getting nearly home with the girls he was told that the other two, Hattie and Nancy, had also eloped with Ned Greason and Thomas Allison. He at once left the girls he had with him in the charge of some neighbors and started after the others. After securing the other two girls without any serious trouble he started back, but when about two miles from home a mob took possession of him and strung him up to a tree. The tdd man was terribly strict with the girls. He would hardly let them out of hia sight. Hence the elopement. He always bragged that he would not be bothered with lazy sona-in-law. Public feeling is strongly in favor of the lynching. Mar garet died last night. King, Field aud Track. J rv.frilittic circles in California, and they have been widely extended within the last few months, will be stirred to their depths should the proposed Jack son-Kilrain fight become a fait accompli. Now thatKilrain has signed articles with the only John L., the prospects for a match between the Police-Gazette cham pion and the dusky Australian are some whatdimmed, albeit Kilrain has, through his backer, signified his intention of ac cepting the offer made by President Fulda on behalf of the California Athletic Club. It is hardly probable that Kilrain ,under engagement to meet a man who is in the opinion of most people with fixed but extremely hazy notions of the prize ring, champion of tho world, will take chances of defeat at the hands of the colored Hercules. In tho first place should Kil rain fall before the dusky Australian, hi;; backer would think twice before going on with his match with Sullivan; neither would Sullivan himself care to rißk de feat at the hands of a defeated man. Should, on tbe contrary, Kilrain defeat Jackson, and in my humble opinion this is a very improbable eventuality, I have very little confidence in Sullivan or his backer caring to proceed with their por tion of the bargain. As a matter of fact, at tbe present mo ment Jackson is tho center around whom revolve the hopes and fears of the prize ring of the American continent, and singular to relate, no two men, and I speak now of those competent to form an opinion, have the same idea of his capabilities. That he is an exceedingly clever sparrer they all allow, but whilst one authority will sw ear that he is game to the backbone and strikes with the power of a threshing machine, another will tell you that he has as yet. afforded no evidence of being able to stand punishment, and that his blows lack the vim which his splen did physique would lead one to expect. Perhaps these doubting heretics will alter their views after his next battle be fore a San Francisco audience. At any rate, and I base my views upon the opin ions of one for whose judgment in ring matters I have great respect, Tommy Warren, the feather-weight champion, I think that Jackson is a nut that the best amongst American fighters will fail to crack. The coming fight between Nixon and Ward will create a furor in Los Angeles sporting circles, and the privileged few who will be admitted to the ring sido may expect to witness a hard contest, as both men are in the bast possible condi tion and unless Dame Rumor is wrong, are very equally matched. THOROUOHUREOS AND TROTTERS. I hope at an early date to give a full list and records of the trotters and pacers wintering at the Agricultural Park, but as their number is very large, the sub ject deserves and will receive special at tention. Thomas' Galgo has arrived in order to prepare for the two and a quar ter miles match race to be run at the Park on Washington's Birthday. Denni son will bring Dave Douglass down at an early (late, and as Four Aces is undoubt edly a stayer of the first water, an excit ing contest may be expected. If we are to judge by the enterprise displayed by horsemen in the Argentine Republic, Soutb America will soon be come an important factor in the racing world, they are evidently deter mined to obtain the best possible strains of blood, regardloss of cost. The follow ing clippings from the London Field give some idea of their efforts to obtain good and famous sires: "At the sale of Plaisanterie last Friday M. Pierre Donon, the owner of the Haras de Lonray, asked me wether I could rec ommend him any English company do ing business of this description, and he told me that he had the day before re fused an offer of 000,000 francs for Stuart. This represents £24,000 in English money and the offer was a bona fide one, having been made by the same agents from Buenos Ayres who, as I see it stated this week, are about to purchase Ormade for £17.000." Tho story in circulation that Ormonde has been purchased by Mr. J. A. Morris, Tbrogge' Neck. Westchester county, New- York, for £17 000 has not been denied ; but, according to a previous arrange ment, this sou of Bend Or will serve mares at Newmarket next spring prior to crossing the Atlantic. Tho sentiment for a new election lan is deep-seated and widespread. Public opinion was never clearer nor firmer than on this point. The Legislature will find itself ia the full current of demand for this reform.—[lndianapolis New*, Ind. Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria. sii«(i:i,MXi.<n». ' SPECIAL SALE FOR Monday, JanoaFy 21, Only. 850 YARDS ALL-WOOL FRENCH BROADCLOTHS, 50 to 54 inches wide, reduced from $1.25 to 90c. 350 YARDS ALL-WOOL BROAD CLOTHS, 40 inches wide, reduced from $1 to 65c. 450 YARDS SWAINLAND, ALL WOOL PRINTED FLANNELS, 30; inches wide, reduced from 75c. to 50c. 500 PAIRS GENTLEMEN'S ALL WOOL, SEAMLESS, SHAWKNIT HALF HOSE, Gray and Brown, re duced from 50c. to :>sc, or three pairs for fl. SHAWKNIT CAMEL'S HAIR HALF HOSE, same price, three pairs for fl. Call and examine our 50c. UNLATJN DRIED WHITE SHIRTS. Our $1 LAUNDRIED SHIRT, which we have reduced to 75c, is the best value ever offered in Los Angeles. GRAND DISPLAY Of the above goods in our show windows THE COULTER Dry Goods House ioi, 103, 105 S. Spring St., LOS ANUELES, CAI,. Our Next Popular EXCURSION Leaves the First-street Depot at 10 A. m. On Saturday, Jan. 26,1889, Ou Special Train from LOS ANGELES TO HOTEL del CORONADO. ROUND-TRIP $3.50. Good for three days, or extended at the rate of $1 per day. GRAND BALL ON SATURDAY EVENING, And various other pleasures during the btay of the excursionists. Tickets for sale at Santa Fe Office, North Spring st. or st First St. Depot. nl6-3m Hotel Keep, Attention! THE HOTvEL Del CAMI'O AT ANAHEIM, is being furnished by the owners and is offered tor rent on very reasonable terms to a live and experienced hotel keeper. Tbe house is new, well situated, and a large patronage is aisured. Full particulars will be given by calling upon the ANAHEIM IMPROVEMENT COMPANY. THEO, REISEB, President. d 30-tf NOTICE. For Sale, Cheap, For Cash, —ONE OF THE LARGEST— HOTEL RANGES Made by Baker Iron Works; cost $165; and two of a medium size,sloo each; also one St. Louis Stand Range. W H. LEVY, SECOND-HAND DEALER, 112 to 118 Upper main Street. j6-lm LtEJBI(j COMPANY'S" EXTRACT OF MEAT. FINEST AND Meat Flavoring Stoelt. —fob— 501 PS, ffIABE JOISHKS and SAUCES. Annual sale 800,000 jars. 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