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DAILY HERALD, —PUBLISHED— RIVEN DAYS A W EKK. JOUrH D. LYNCH. JAMES J. ATBRB. AYERB & LYNCH, - PUBLISHERS. CITY OFI'ICTAE PAPER. (Entered Bt tbe psstoffice st Los Angeles se second-class matter. | DELIVERED BY CARRIERB At tOc. per Week, or 80c. per (Tlontb. mil BT MAIL. INCLUDING POST AOS'. Daily Hxrali>, one year 88.00 Daily Hbbald, six months ... *f o Daily Hbbald, three months 2.2 ft Wbbkly Herald, one year 2.00 SfciiLt Herald, six mouths 1.00 Wbbkly Hbbald, three months «0 Illustrated Hbbald, per copy 15 Local correspondence Irom adjacent towns specially solicited. Remittances shonld be madebydraft,cheok. postofSce order or postal note. The latter should •c sent for all sums less than $5. OmCB or Publication, 123-5 West Second street, between Bpring and Fort, Los Angeles. Notice to Mall subscribers. Tbe papers of all delinquent mall subscribers to the Los Angeles Daily Hbbald will be promptly discontinued hereafter. No papers will be sent to subscribers by mall unless the same hsve been paid for in advance. This rule is Inflexible. Ayebs & Lynch, JOB PRINTING DEPARTMENT—Owing to our greatly increaied facilities we are prepared to execute all kinds of Job work in a superior ■aanner. Special attention will be given to commercial and leeal printing, and all orders will be promptly filled at modeiate rates. SATURDAY, JTI ARCH O, 1889. The Passage of the Division Bill. The Senate, by a very pronounced vote, yesterday passed the bill to create the new county of Orange out of a portion of the southern part of Los Angeles county. If the Governor signs the measure, and two-thirds of the people living in the segregated part of the county vote in favor of division, then Orange will set up house for herself. So far, so good. But now comes the true business which is going to bring this question of separation, with great snd emphatic gravity, home to the people of Orange. Elsewhere we have entered very elaborately into the data touching tbe adjustment of the debt and the assets of the county between the new connty and the old. It has been a pop ular belief amongst the favorers of division that the new county would be entitled to a larger balance from the old when division should tnke place. But this does not appear to materialize when we come to analyze the figures. Orange county will have quite a balance against her on this score. She will then have to meet a large expenditure for the purpose of transcribing the archives. After that she will be called upon to put up consid erable sums for the erection of necessary county buildings, and will probably com mence housekeeping with a very onerous debt, when we consider tbe taxable property she will have to meet it. Perhaps when our neighbors look seriously into tbe facts, they will be dis posed to take a different view of the question from that they seem to have hastily adopted. They may see that in setting up for themselves they have made a grave mistake, and that from an economical point of view it would be better "to bear the ills they have than fly to others that they know not of." If a goodly portion of the tax-payers find that they are going to pay two dollars of taxes where they now pay one, they may con sider that the whistle is going to cost too much, and refuse to give the necessary j two-thirds vote. That would be a curious, but perfectly business-like, out come to the extraordinary labors of tbe rampageous divisionists. Fob the sake of tbe thousands who have gone to seek sudden wealth in the newly-discovered mines of Lower Cali fornia, we hope that they will turn out as rich and as extensive as tbe most sanguine believe them to be. But we have no faith either in their extent, per manence or richness. There may be a few pockets here and there in gulches that will pay largely. There may also be a few rich ledges there; but these, no matter how rich they may be, cannot be of general benefit. Lower California, especially in the region where the crowd is going, is a broken country. There is no regularity in its formation. It has none of the geological or topographical characteris tics of tbe old placers of California, neither has it the streams that made those placers so valuable for popular mining. But above all, the mines are in a foreign country where the mining laws are peculiar, and the control of mines is absolute in the Government. When we take all these facts into con sideration, we cannot bring ourselves to a hopeful conclusion about the outcome of the present rush to the new diggings. On the contrary we have good reason to fear that of the thousands who are pour ing into the Santa Clara mines, many, a great many of them, will encounter not only serious hardships, but become the victims of cruel disappointment. Those who have means, or friends from whom they can receive means, will return all right. But those who are without means and without friends will pay a severe penalty for their credulity. Tub sale of Mascot, a one-year-old Los Angeles colt, for $20,000, shows that Eastern horsemen appreciate the value Southern California blooded stock, ltose and Durfee have struck a bonanza, and this great sale, which realized a total of 1 over one hundred thousand dollars, is one of the most remarkable events that has lately occurred in turf circles. Not the smallest of the attractions of South ern California hereafter will be its superiority for raising thoroughbred 1 stock. America will rejoice this morning; to know that the man from Mains is at the i helm. —[Tribune. i Well, the man from Maine has a fine i chance now to show the stuff he is made of. If the dispatch about the sinking of the Nipsic is true, the people of the J United States will soon know whether , the new Secretary of State's "jingoism" | is the real metal or only Blame bluff. i the los Angeles daily herald* Saturday" morning, march o. 1889. The Samoa Rumor. The Brealau dispatch published in yesterday's Heraid excited general dis cussion. The report that a German vessel had destroyed an American man-of-war at Samoa seemed to be difficult to be lieve ; yet, it was thought that some thing must bo back of it; and coming as it did, on the heels of a similar rumor reaching U8 from Kiel, the impression obtained that some thing serious must have happened at Apia. Late in the day we learned that tbe information was discredited in the most intelligent circles Kast. There are many, however, who believe that the aspect of affairs, when reliable news was last received from Samoa, was such that a collision of the kind reported was very possible. The Breslau dispatch, whether true or not, has had one good effect. It has served to chow the very helpless condition of our navy in case of trouble with a first-class power, and will necessarily le.id to an activity in con struction of armored vessels that will give us a better chance in case of war than we would now have. The fact is, the weak point of the United States at present is in the worth less character of its navy. Some of the insignificant powers even on this conti nent could slap us in the face with im punity, if it depended upon our naval strength to maintain our preßtige. This has been the case for a decade and a half. Until the ac cession of a Democratic administration to power, the Navy Department had been given over to jobbers, and worthless ships were built and vast sums wasted in repairing old ones that were incon tinently condemned. Until Mr. Whit ney was placed at the head of tho Depart ment, there had really been no honest and intelligent effort to place our navy on a line with the modern navies of the world. The work of build ing iron-clads of the most approved mod els was energetically commenced, and we shall Boon have a small fleet of excel lent and serviceable vessels ready for use. The Charleston which is now ready to take on her armament at San Francisco, if she were ready for sea, would be worth a whole fleet of Nipsics at Samoa in the present emergency. If we had vessels in those waters that would offset in strength thoee of the Germans, we could take a far more positive and assertive attitude than we have yet taken in our contro versy with Bismarck. When a nation's talkie backed with the power to act, it is apt to carry far more weight in an in ternational discussion than when it is without the means behind it to enforce its arguments. Bayard, doubtless,felt keenly the disadvantage at which he was placed in this respect; and whilst our naval weakness was no excuse for the weakness of his attitude in the negotiations, he would doubtless have assumed a firmer and a higher tone if he had had a strong navy behind him. The country will probably awake to the humiliating figure it cuts in the present controversy. It will realize that if we intend to carry out a policy of pro tection to Americans and American in terests in all parts of the world, we must have a navy adequate in size and effect ive in build and armament to cope with the navies of other first-class powers. Mr. C. Mi lhoi.lano, who has been here for some time in the interest of securing railroad connection between Inyo and Los Angeles, via Mohave, has received a letter from Mr. H. M. Yer rington, President of the Carson and Colorado Railroad, in which he says that he will pay a visit to our city iv about ten days. Hiß vißit will doubtless result in giving him a favorable im pression of the proposition to extend his road. He will see that there is a busi ness traffic to be developed here that would be very advantageous to his company. Mohave is within one hundred and twenty miles of Keeler, the terminus of the C. &C. At present nearly all of that portion of Cali fornia the other side of the mountains, as well as the southwestern part of Nevada, would trade with Los Angeles, if it were made accessible by rail. We have no doubt that when Mr. Yerrington sees what an immense trade his road can develop when i t has an outlet here, he will favor the extension. A leading merchant of Inyo is here now buying goods, and will send cut ten tons of mer chandise to Mohave, where he hasteams to haul it to the valley. This shows the trend of the Inyo trade and the value of the proposed railroad extension. A very singular development was made in a charge of illegal voting yester iay. It seems that the Deputy County Clerks have registered voters without subjecting them to affidavit. The only axcuse offered by one of these officials when on the stand yesterday was that the rush for registration was so great that he hadn't time to swear everybody. In this way, it seems, a man who had only declared his intentions, got on the regis ter as a full-fledged citizen. There is certainly a carelessness about this kind af performance of official duty that is reprehensible in the extreme. Tiik Slate Board of Equalization will soon havo a repiesentative at the new nines. Los Angeles could better spare ;he rest of the Board than the one who aas gone. Now, if County Assessor Ma ton can be induced to resign and go to Santa Clara, the taxpayers of this county «;ould be happy. Rates Restored. Commencing on March 18th, the pas senger rates between San Bernardino and Kedlands will be raised back again to 30 cents lor tho single and r>o cents for the round trip, as against 25 cents for both single and round trips, at the present time. The present low rate is the result of a fight with the San Bernardino and Kedlands motor road, but this was all brought to an end at the conference held on Thursday afternoon, at San Bernar dino, between General Manager Dan Mc- Dool and Passenger Agent L. J. Kyes, of me Santa Fe, and the officials of the notor line. THE NEW LOS ANGELES AND PACIFIC RAILWAY. It Hun* Through a Wonderfully Productive Country —The dlers' Home — tbe Early V. ac table Keg-lon, Par Excellence, of tlie American Continent—Details «f the >< \v Route. On tho -3d of February the new Los Angeles and Pacific Railway was form ally opened fur business, aud thus far it has fulfilled the expectations of its pro jectors. We have reserved notes con cerning it until it should get fairly under way. Yesterday a representative of the Herald went down to Santa Monica on the 1 :05 i\ m. ttain of the Southern Pacific, taking tbe train at the Commer cial street depot, and returned by the 4:20 p. M. train on the new route. The present Santa Monica terminus of the Los Angeles and Pacific, formerly the Los Angeles County Railway, is in front of the old Santa Monica hotel, re cently burned down. Wo under stand that it is proposed to ex tend tho road along the face of the bluff to the Santa Monica cafion. The rails have been recently laid and tieu,aud, quite naturally, the ballasting is as yet somewhat imperfect. As a result the cars do not run us smoothly as they other wise would. This, of course, will shortly be remedied by thoroughly ballasting the road bed. THE SOLDIERS' HOME. Shortly after leaving Sana Monica one i passes by the Soldiers' Home. It ia 10 -. cated on a lovely eminence which 00m' t mands a perfect view of the valley and 1 ocean. Three hundred acres of very fer ' tile soil was donated to the Government 1 fir the site of this grand national work. I Two of the twelve barracks, which it is . contemplated to erect, are already up. They are goodly edifices, and seem to be ready tor occupancy. A kitchen, doubt less a temporary building, has beeu ad ! ded to the Home, which looks quite like r getting down to work. Governor Xwichcl's i tasteful mansion is also completed. . At first it was intended to supply the Home with water from a number of sur | face wells; but this source being in ' adequate, recourse was had to the ■ Mandeville canon, some six miles from , the Home, and thence is derived an , abundant supply of pure mountain ( water. It is tbe intention of the govern ment officials to beautify the grounds in r grand style with palms, pepper and BU : calyptus trees, and tbe thousand and t one arboral and floral treaeures which , are either indigenous to, or adapted to the . soil and climate of Southern California. A good beginning has already been made, 1 and as trees will attain more height and > girth here in ten years than in forty - years in the East, and as came lias, tuba j roses and heliotropes bloom here in the . open air at all seasons of the year, phe nomenal progress is assured. Wo were told that frost is never known on the ! Soldiers' Home tract. • Bt'NSET — WOXrlXttX'l — THE CAHUKXOA VALLEY. ' The next place of interest passed waß ! Suneet, an ambitious townaite which is i very neatly Btaked off. The several , avenues are at the usual symmetrical right angles, and a sightly hotel has al ready been erected. Undoubtedly some ' day there will be houses where now only very eligible building lots stand. We i were then swung past the elegant man , sion and prolific acres of ex-State Senator John Wolfskill, whose home surmounts a knoll from which a very commanding view of valley and ocean may be ob ■ tamed. John's lines have fallen in pleas t ant places, and in transferring his Lares . and Penates from the Rincon del Diablo ( ranch, in San Diego county, to the Cahu enga valley he has made a very judicious change. Mr. Wolfskill is a large stock holder in the Los Angeles and Pacific i Railway. At this point a splendid view of the whole Cahuenga valley is obtained, and the prospect is highly picturesque and inspiriting. To the east is the line of hills forming the Cahuenga range, and still further to the east old Don Antonio raises his snow-capped head, with the hills back of Los Angeles in the im mediate foreground. It is an ex quisite region, and tho landscape .iB enlivened by thousands of grazing cattle and horses. Towards the foot hills a succession of carefully cultivated farms, gardens, and vineyards is un rolled. Frost never touches this region, and, all through the winter, green peas, , fresh tomatoes and strawberries are raised for the dinner table of the people of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver and Kansas City. Undoubtedly the building ot the new road will give a great impetus to development all through this prolific section. The very capable and polite conductor of the train i on which we rode, Mr. J. N. Henry, in , formed us that from fifty to two hundred i and fifty boxes of fresh tomatoeß are t daily shipped into Los Angeles over this road, to be consumed here and to be sent I elsewhere, principally to San Francisco ; and the other cities named. The profits of this business are said to be quite i large, as high as $5,000 and $6,000 a year ! having been made on comparatively . small patches of ground. The next place of note is the magnifi cent ranch of Hammel & Denker. This property, the Rodeo de las Aquas, com prises 4,000 acres of the very finest land in the State of California. It stretches ofl" to the foothills, where the home ranch may be seen gleaming through the trees. The celebrated dairy, where the best butter on the Coast is made, is situ ated in the valley. The dairy cows are of the finest imported stock. The Messrs. Hammel it Denker have laid out the townsite of Morocco on a very com prehensive plan, and doubtless it will be heard of to advantage in the immediate future. A WIND THROIOH THE LOS ANGELES HILLS. Ex-United States Senator Cole's place was soon reached and passed aud Pros pect Park, the training grounds of the Los Angeles Athletic Club, came into V u 6w - Shortly thereafter the road enters the hills back of Los Angeles, aud winds in and around until it stops at the Sisterß' Hospital, its present terminus in this city. No Angeleno should deny himpolf the pleasures of a trip over this route. Itß scenic attractions are great and manifold. It cannot fail to become a considerable thoroughfare of travel, and the region which it traverp.es is certain to be thickly settled, and that by a very superior class of people. It labors just now under the drawback of having its Los Angeles terminus at an inconvenient distance from the business portion of the city, but this, we learn, will be shortly remedied, as it is proposed to get a central depot. At present the trains are reached by the temple street cable line, involving a walk of a couple of blocks. The time schedules of the Los Angeles and Pacific, taken in connection with those of the Southern Pacific, give the 1 passengers to Santa Monica a very acceptable choice of hours in going and coming They have been arranged bo as to supplement each other, whether by , agreement or otherwise. The advantages offered by the new road are fully appreciated, as last Sunday it carried a large number of pleasure-seekers to the beach, and on week days its patrons are fairly numerous. A SANTA MONICA BMNSATIOH. Miss Cora Phillips' .tight to a Col l«ce by the Sea Denied. The authorities of Santa Monica, just now, have a very embarrassing problem on their hands. Some days ago a cot tage adjoining the Jackson Hotel, im mediately opposite the Arcadia, and fronting on the beautiful grounds of the hostelry, was purchased for ,4,000, an agent being employed to consummate the transaction. Shortly after it tran spired that the real purchaser was Miss Cora Phillips, a prominent member of the (ffmt-moHffe of this city. There was a great deal of excitement in conse quence, and consultations a* to how to 1 prevent the arrival in said cottage Of Miss Phillips and her friends were had between tlie Santa Monica officials. . Immediately after tho purchase ( preparations were made to beau tify the ground in front of the cottage. It ia understood that the Clerk of tho Santa Monica City Council notified ■ Miss Pnillips that the water would be turned off her lot, and that this has beeu done. The cafe stands thus at present. It is 1 said that Miss Cora is determined to stand by her asserted rights as a property holder of the City by the Sea, and that i the authorites are equally determined that she shall not be permitted to occupy the cottage. Tne legal question involved is an interesting one, and its solution will be awaited with great interest. AZUSA AFFAIRS. Tree Plattttujr and WatcriKlghis as Adjusted. J. W. Dawson of Azusa, was in the city yesterday. Johnny reports the i greatest activity as existing all along 1 that part of the valley. Tree planting is the great enterprise of the moment, and , orange trees take precedence of all other . sorts. The orange growers of the Azusa i are coining money in this industry, that tbey are all planting out more trees. 1 Those who heretofore have not had trees 1 are now planting all they can procure. All the old disputes about water :n the Azusa are settled in a most amicable ' manner. Some time ago nine com ' missiouera were appointed to take 1 charge of all the questions relating to the > water of the district, and solve the vexed • problem. The Commissioners are: For > the Duarte, Messrs. Scott and Wardell; ' for the Azusa Land and Water Company, ' Messrs. Slauson and McNeil; for the Co " viva Development Company, Mr. M. L. ! Wicks; for the old Azusa company, ' Messrs. Forbes and Frye, aud for the 1 other interests, Messrs. Marshall and ■ Davidson. Next Tuesday tbie committee will meet and organize, and soon all . clashing interests will be entirely har monized. It will be an excellent thing , for the lovely Azusa valley. EVANGELIST MOODY. ' He Will Arrive To-Bay—Service Ar rangements. At 3:25 this afternoon Dwight L. Moody, the evangelist, who has just . completed a mission at San Francisco ■ and other northern towns, will arrive in i this city. He will be met at the depot ; by tbe committee appointed to make the arrangements during his Btay here, the delegation being headed by Dr. Russell, iof the First Presbyterian Church. Mr. i Moody will open on Sunday night at the Pavilion, and will remain i here some time preaching daily under the auspices of the clergy of the city. A l good many Angelefioß will doubtless remember Mr. Moody, for he was out on i the Coast years ago. when he was travel ing with Mr. Sankey. The arrange ments for the services here are as fol ! lows: The first meeting will be held at the First Baptist Church, corner of Sixth 1 and Fort streets, at 8 o'clock, on Sunday morning, and will be a conservative meeting. There will be s mass-meeting at the Pavilion at 3 o'clock in the after noon and one in the evening. THE WEATHER. Reports from Hound About—The Rainfall Here. The Southern Pacific's weather re ports at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon read as follows: Cloudy and raining up north; cloudy and calm in the Los Ange les, Santa Ana and San Fernando val leys ; rain during the da}'at Alhambra, Monte, Puente, Spadra and Cucamonga; cloudy as far south as El Casco and clear and calm from there to Yuma. The rainfall in this city for tho twenty four hours ending at noon yester day is recorded by the different guages as follows: G. W. Bur ton's, 18 hundredths of an inch; Signal Service, 19 hundredths; Germain Fruit Company, 20 hundredths; Southern Pa cific Company, 20 hundredths. Tbe Santa Monica Trains. Commencing Sunday next the South ern Pacific will put into effect a new time-table on the Santa Monica branch. Under the new arrangement the trains will arrive and depart as follows: From Santa Monica, at 0:45 a. m., 7:55 a. It., 11:30 a. m., and 3 :50 p. M. From the Wolfskill depot, at 9:3" a.m., 1:07 p. M., 5:17 P. m., and 6:10 p. m. This increase of service has doubtless been induced by the good accommoda tions furnished by the Los Angeles and Pacific road since its opening, and it may be regarded as the first move in the com petition which will undoubtedly follow between the two roads. An Unexpected Retirement Railroad men generally will be sur prised to bear that Mr. A. A. Gaddis,who has hitherto filled the position of General Superintendent of the Atlantic and Pa cific has resigned. This is an outcome of the visit here of Mr. D. B. Robinson, the Vice-President of the road, who will con solidate a number of the principal posi tions and take a good many duties on himself. For the Hold Fields. Edward Pbelan of the police force, leaves on Monday for the Santa Clara district. Before his accession to the force Mr. Pbelan had always followed mining and was known on the coast as an expert. His verdict will be of value. G. McMara of Lancaster, goes with an outfit to the new discoveries to-day. He Panted for Them. John Higgins hired a room at 136,' ,j South Spring street and, being opposite the proprietor's room, when the latter went out for a moment, bifurcated him self in the landlord's trousers. He was arrested therefore and jailed. Tbe Uold Fever Does not compare with tbe excitement over our big discounts in fine clothing, etc, MI'LLIN, I'm in Si Co. 1 THOROUGHBREDS. More California Trotters at Auction. APPRECIATED IN THE EAST. Good Prices Realized for Pleasanton, h'an Mateo aud Los Angeles Bred Horses. lAosoclated Press Dispatcher to tho Hkralo.l New York, March B.—The sale of trot ting horses continued to-day. The crowd was large, but the prices up to noon were not above the average. The property of H. M. Johnston, of the Kla Hills stock (arm, East Lot Angeles, Cal., was first disposed of. Trebizonde, a brown colt,by Btambonl, out of Klwood, brought $2,150. and Sid, a bay colt, $1,200. Other prices ranged from $275 to $700. The consignment of G. Valensin, of Pleasanton, Cal., consisting of fifteen horses, were next sold and brought a total of $17,620; Highland Lata, a bny filly, out of Young Highland, by Sidney, brought $1,325; tho bay colt Daly, by the Fame, out of Grey Dale, $1,025; Cather ine, a bay filly, same sire, out ofCasserly, sold to Robert Bonner for $3,060; the bay filly Mariana, same sire, out of Mary, $3,000; a chestnut noH, Barae sire, out of Towhead, $1,700; a chestnut filly by Sid ney, out of Caßserly, $1,125; Funny L., a chestnut filly, same sire, out of Young Highland, $1,500; Sidnida. hv Sidney, out of dam Ida Walker, $1,000." The next consignment consisted of seven sons and daughters cf Guy Wilkes, the property of Wm. Corbett, of San Mateo, ("al. They were sold as follows: Alicia Wilkes, a bay filly, by Guy Wilkes, outef Alice Clay, $1,600; a black filly, by Guy Wilkes, out of Alice Clay, $1,100; Woodford Wilkes, a bay colt, by Guy Wilkes, out of Woodford Queen, $1,660; Princess Wilkes, a black filly, same paT ■ ents, $3,100; a bay colt, same sire, out of Adele. $2,806; a bay filly, same sire, out of Anteeo Viva, $1,100; a bay colt, same sire, out of Minnie Wilkes, $2,100; a brown colt, by Guv Wilkes, out of Mcl , rose, to J. W. Daly. Mt. Kisco, N. V., i lor $1,850; a bay liily by Guy Wilkes, out of Kosalo, to C. J. Hamlin, Buffalo, i for 11.650; Rinaldo, a bay oolt, by Guy : Wilkes, out of Mamie Kohl, to J. J. Bowen, BostoD, for $2,150; a brown • filly, by Guy Wilkes, cut of Mamie Kohl, to D. B. llerrington, Ponghkeep sie, for $1,000; Drew Wilkes, a bay colt, by (jus Wilkes, out of Mollie Drew, to Charles Bassani, New York, for $2,175; Grand Vent, a chestnut colt, by Le i graude, out of Venturess, to T. J. Green, Philadelphia, for $010; a brown lilly, l y i Legrandc, out of Minnie Allen. loJ. W. Buckart, Letiz, Pa., for $400; a brown lilly, by Legrande, out of Hannah Price, to C. Frazar, New York, for $460; Lance lot, a brown colt, by Governor riprague, out of Lottie, to C. Fraser, for $520; a bay colt, by Lancelot, out of Blanche, to J. Deabrow. New York, for $200; Igo Wilkes, a chestnut colt, by Guy Wilkes, out of P>ayview Maid, to J. VV. Page, White River Junction, Yt., for $850; a black filly, by Guy Wilkes, out of Hunt ress, to A. J. Welen, Hartford, for $1,525 ; a bay colt, by L?grande, out of Napa Maid, to R. A. Grove, Albany, for $160 ; a chestnut colt by Guy Wilkes, ou; of Molly Drew, to J. R. Gardner, Gard ner's Island, N. V., for $825; a bay colt, by Guy Wilkes, out of Rosaline, to Al mont, Ontario, for $1,325 ; a black colt, by Guy Wilkes, out of Sable Havwood, to* C. J. Hamlin, Buffalo, for $5,100; a chestnut filly, by Guy Wilkes, out of Rosebud, to C. W. Wilson, Cynthiana, Ky., for $2,210; a chestnut colt, by Guv Wilkes, out of Rosaline, to Hugh O'Brien, New York, $1,925; Nanon, a black filly, by Guy Wilkes, out of Lady Delmas, to Dr. T. J. Yarrow. Phila delhia, for $1,275; Delmas Wilkes, a chestnut filly, by Guy Wilkes, out of Lady Delmas, to Geo. H. Hicks, Boston, for $1,400; a bay colt, by Guy Wilkes, outolJKa'e Arthurton, to W. R. Wil lets, Boslyn, L. 1., for $875; Ddrby, a colt, by Guv Wilkes, out of Norma, to Samuel McMiilen, New York, (or $1,100; Silver Spray, a chestnut colt, by Guy Uiikes, out of Blanche, to G. D. Otin, Reading, Mass., for $1,800; Vera Wilkes, a bay filly, by tiuy Wilkes, out of Hunt ress, to F. C. Fowler, Moodus, Mass., for $1,000; Kein Wilkes, a chentnut filly, by Guy Wilkes, out of Huntress, to F. C. Fowler, for $1,750; a bay colt, by Guy Wilkes, out of Huntress, to J. B. 03ter houne, Troy, N. V., for $1,250; Verona Wilkes, a bay filly, by Guy Wilkes, out of Glenellen, to A. S. Kuiffen. Trenton, N. J., for $1,000. Tho total receipts for the day's sales were $74,375, divided as follows: $7,100 for Johnson's lot; $17,620 fur the Valen sin stock, and $49,655 for the Corbett bunch. Tho total for the entire sale was. $200,175, an average of $1,836.47. CAPTAIN JOHN ERICSSON. Tbe Designer of tbe Famous Iron- Clad "Monitor" Read. New York, March 8 —Captain John Ericsson, the engineer who designed the iron-clad Monitor, died this morning, aged 86 years. He has been sick only a week. week. Captain John Ericsson, at the age of 10, conotructed a miniature sawmill aud pumping machine that at tracted great attention in Sweden at tbe timo. At 17, he entered the Swedish army as an Ensign, and rapidly received promotion for the ingenuity he displayed iv getting up plans of fortifications and maps. During his early life he was, to Europe, what Edison is to America. He iv vented in three years forty different mechanical contrivances, two-thirds of which were patented. In 1839 he came to America, and in 1841 began to build the Princeton, the firet naval vessel that ever carried her machinery under the water line out of reach of ho tile shot. This vessel dictated the re construe ion of the fleets of the world. Such a device as tho United States turret ship had been offered by Ericsson in 1854 to Napoleon 111, and in the fall of 1861 Ericeson proposed it to our Navy Department. By extraordinary energy and executive skill the Monitor was launched, with her steam machinery complete, 100 days from the laying of the keel-plate, and arrived in Hampton Roads on March 9, 1862, just in time to defeat the Confederate ironclad Merri ■mac. But for the Monitor, the whole aspect of the war might have been changed and European interference at tempted. The variety of Captain Ericsson's work is only less remarkable than its intrinsic importance. His inventive genius has brought out new discoveries in every de partment of mechanics, and he has re ceived honors from every country in the world. Fooled tbe Pbyslclans. Pittsburg, March B.—A dispatch from Butler, Pa., says that the inspector of the Soldiers' Orphans' Home at Mc- Allisterville, has completed his report regarding the "crazy boyn" at that institution. Tho report is very singular and interesting. The hoys were sham ming. They have all confessed, to the confusion of the wise doctors who disgnosed the cases. The inspector has written the confession of four boys who played crazy. Gns Spitler was their leader end originated the plan. The boys in their confessions say the motives in spiring them were to have fun and have their meals carried to them. Their ageß range from 10 to 18. THE KANT AtiITATED. .% Series of Temblors Felt at Various Points. Lancaster, Pa., March B.—Two pro nounced earthquake shocks were felt here this evening about ti :40. Buildings swayed and people r;n out of their houses. Reports from points in the connty show that the shock was very perceptible. Carlisle, Pa., March 8 —The earth quake shock, which passed over this part of the State this evening, was felt through out this city. A number of buildings were [shaken and the occupants fright ened, but no damage has benn reported. Gettysburg, Pa., March B.—At 6:40 this evening a slight earthquake shock was felt on Cemetery Hill. Houses were shaken until the windows rattled for ten seconds. It was also felt at Hanover. At Lincboro, Maryland, a noise like thunder was heard; At Kmery Grove .function it was thought that the train had left the track and had knocked down the station. Wilmington, Del., March B.—What is believed to have been an earthquake shock was noticed here about 6:45 this evening. There was a perceptible shake, accompanied by a rumbling noise. Telephonic inquiry shows that the shock was felt in the neighboring towns. The shock lasted three seconds, and was from west to east. There waß a loud report, with very distinct vibra tions, and was the most violent shock ever filt here. Women ran shrieking from their houses, with their infants in their arms, and for a while, in some sec tions of the city, the damage was exten sive. No damage resulted here. Baltimore, March B.—Reports from the towns throughout the northern and western portions of Maryland give an account of a severe earthquake which was felt about half-past 7 o'clock to night, in Carroll, Baltimore, Harford and Cecil counties. The effect of the shock was quite perceptible. Windows rattled sharply, and crockery was in some cases thrown from shelves. In the town of i \Vest Winchester a number of women were badly frightened by the quake and rushed panic stricken from their homes. , The shock was felt slightly in the north ern portion of this city, but no damage !is known to have resulted. The Wave seemed to traveling in a southerly direc tion. Reading, Pa., March B.—Shortly after 8:30 o'clock this evening, persons re siding in this section experienced a strange rocking and trembling of the earth, which iB believed to have been . caused by an earthquake. It was felt very distinctly on South Mountain in thil county, and in other points in Berks, Lancaster and Lebanon counties. No damage is reported. York, Pa., March B.—A pronounced earthquake shock was felt here this evening at ti :40, which bad the effect of i frightening nearly everybody in the city. Houses trembled for nearly a minute, and articles of furniture moved. The citizens thought an explosion or some such accident had happened. Harrisbi'rg, Pa., March B.—A distinct earthquake shock was felt this evening between 6 and 7 o'clock in this city and vicinity. Tbe Beef Combine. Denver, Col., March 8. — Senators Poole and Bailey, and Representatives H. Ebbert, Davidson and Woottan, the joint committee appointed by the Legis lature to attend the convention of dele gates from tbe various States called to meet at St. Louis next Tuesday for the purpose of securing joint action on legis lation affecting the "beef combine" or trust, leave here to-morrow morning in a special car. They will return via Chicago, where they will thoroughly investigate matters pertaining to the beef combine. Counterfeiters Captured. Little Rock, Ark., March B.—The United States Marshal arrested in Con way county yesterday Martin Thorp and Wm. Garner, the leaders of the most ex 'ensive gang of counterfeiters in the Southwest. Officers have been on the track of these men for months. An im mense sum of bogus money, comprieing $5, $10 and $20 gold imitation gold pieces, was also secured. Over a dozen persons were implicated, comprising some well known people of Perry and Saline Thorp and Garner have been bound over. The arrest caused a great sensation. ~ Trailing Tascott. Chicago, March B.—lt is stated that a clue has been discovered regarding Tas cott, tho supposed murderer of the tnil lianaire Snell, sufficiently promising to induce a journey and personal investiga tion by the dead man's son-in-law. It is said that he, in company with a de tective, is now following the trail,which, Chief of Police Hubbard says, is very promising, but no definite information as to the whereabouts of the party can be obtained. A Boycott Raised. Chicago, March B.—The boycott of the Eastern trunk lines against the Chicago and Alton Read in passenger traffic on account of a quarrel of the payment of commission by the latter, was lifted to day. The fight of the trunk lines against the Alton has been long and bitter, and the surrender is looked upon as an in ducement to the Alton to withdraw the agents it had stationed in the East and abide to the action of the trunk lines yesterday. A Clue to the murderer. New York, March B.—Tbe police think they have cleared up the mystery sur rounding the brutal murder of the drug cleik, Guenther Weckrung, yesterday morning. William Krulitsen, the drug clerk's assistant, has been identified as the purchaser of the hatchet with which tbe murder was committed. Krulitsen is 17 years cf age. He maintains that he is innocent, but makes many conflict ing statements.. Contraband of War. New York, March B.—Haustedt, Con sul-General of the Provincial Govern ment of Hayti, was to-day preparing a protest to be laid before Collector Ma gone to-morrow, requesting the custom authorities to prevent the departure of the steamer Andes for Hayti to-morrow. He alleges that the steamer carries gun powder and other munitions of war to Legitime. Tbe Pension Forcer. New York, March B.—Robert Siegel, son of General Franz Siegel, who is charged with pension forgeries, to-day waived further examination and was held for trial in default of $15,000 hail.