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MURDER MOST FOUL.
Editor Dawson Shot Throngl the Heart. A VILE RAKE THE MURDERER His Victim Reproved Hira and (lot Killed for His Pains—Lynch ing Looked for. !Associated Press Disnatcnes to tho Herald Charleston, S. C. March 12. —Cap- tain F. W. Dawson, editor of the News and Courier, and agent of the Associated Presß in thia city, was murdered this afternoon by T. B. McDow, a physician of this city. It seems that McDow, who is a married man and the father of a family, had been too familiar with a Swiss maid in Captain Dawson's family, and Captain Dawson visited McDow at his oltice to remonstrate with him. Words and blows followed, and the en counter ended in McDow's shooting Captain Dawson through the heart. The murderer then locked up his office and went out. Three hours later he sur rendered himself to the police author ities, when the body of the murdered man was found lying in McDjw's office. The murder causes intense excitement, and there is talk of lynching. The murderer, who is a married man with several children, has the reputation of being a rake. To-night the city is wrapped in mourning and the murder is the subject of discussion in every quarter of the town. The murderer was hurried to jail as soon as he had surrendered himself, and, for the prepent, is safe from lynching. The entire community is incensed. Captain Dawson came from England in the early part of the late rebellion, being then a very young man, and espoused the cause of the Confederacy. He served through the war with dis tinction, and since the close of hostilities has been engaged in journalism. For many years he ha° been editor of the News and Courier and one of the leading Democratic politicians of the State. His journal was the most powerful in the State, and supported all the measures of his party for obtaining control of the Government of South Carolina. Outside of politics, Captain Dawson was active in promot ing the material welfare of the common wealth, and when Charleston and other South Carolina cities were visited by continuous earthquakes he took a promi nent part in raising funds for their relief in the North. Captain Daw son achieved considerable distinction on account of his steadfast refusal, some years ago, to engage in a duel, in response to a challenge from another i prominent citizen. He boldly an nounced himself as opposed to duel- I ing methods, and fOr this attitude received endorsement from the Pope. He was held in the highest respect, and I prominent citizens declare that his kill- i ing must have been a deliberate and out rageous murder. TORTURED AND HOUSED. The Method of Banditti In Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Pittsburg, March 12.—McClelland town district, twelve miles from Union town, in Fayette county, was terrorized last night by a party of armed masked robbers who entered a number of houses ! and after torturing the inmates until they gave up whatever money they had in their possession, ransacked the houses from cellar to garret. The first 1 house entered was that of a farmer J named Anderson. The robbers de manded Anderson's money, and upon protesting that he had none, they < placed hot coals to his feet and compelled him to give them thUty dollars, all the money he had. The next place visited was Farmer Lilly's, a short distance from Anderson's. Tho old man said he had no money, and the des peradoes tied him to his bed and set fire to it. Lilly begged for mercy, and finally gave the robbers $1:10. He was then un bound and the fire extinguished. The gang is believed to be the same that robbed Farmer Core, of Franklin town ship, on Saturday night, of $300. The residents of Fayette county are greatly excited, and armed searching parties will be organized at once to capture the rob bers. A KOI III.I: HEADER. That Is the Kind of Police force That Is in Indianapolis. Indianapolis, March 12.—Indianapolis has a double police force, two police headquarters, and nobody can tell how they will secure their pay. The Board organized under the bill passed by the Legislature met this morning and organ ized the police force. The patrolmen of the new Board were instructed to avoid a clash with the old force. During the day a conference was held by the attorneys of tho new Board and the Mayor and Council, at which it was decided that the new Board should flle a complaint for possession before Judge Taylor, as well as the metropolitan commissioners. The city will at once flle an answer al leging that the bill is unconstitutional because the Legislature cannot fill offices by appointment, and because the bills had never'been signed by the Speaker of the House and the Lieutenant-Governor after tbeir passage, as required by the Constitution. It will take three weeks to decide the question. It is probable tbat similar action will be taken to test the constitutionality of other bills. A LIUHTMHU sTMOKE, Experiments Showing the Effi ciency ot Voltaic Executions. New York, March 12.—Final experi ments were made this afternoon by the New York State authorities to satisfy themselves as to the best means of ex ecuting condemed criminals by electric ity. Several dogs were killed with an alternating current of 500 to 700 volts for ten seconds. Four calves of, approxi mately, the weight of a man were killed at 800 volts pressure from contacts of from 15 to 20 seconds. An 1830-pound horse then took the alternating current in the same way at 1,000 volts pressure and died. In every case death was in stantaneous and without sound or strug gle. The Gubernatorial Deadlock. , Charleston, March 12.—The opinion of the Court in the disputed Governorship case to enjoin Wilson, was in no sense a surprise to anybody, both Republicans and Democrats anticipating the action of the Court. The interesting phase of the situation, and which is much commented upon this evening, is that Governor Wil son has the situation fully under his own control at present, except so far as he may be bothered by legal proceedings instituted by President Carr. By failing to call the Legislature together, Wilson will remain at the helm THE LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD: WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 13, 1889, indefinitely, or until the action of the new Legislature, and he is thus enabled to thoroughly protect the claims of Judge Fleming against General Goff. In other words, if Goff has a case, Wilson, by refusing to call the Legislature, can keep him cut for two years to come, un less the Federal authorities interfere. The Carr proceedings will be taken up at once by the court, but when an opinion will be had, is very uncertain. THE UEKI' "COMBINE." Tlie Convention Opposed to It in a fog aa to What They Want. St. Louis, March 12.—1n the Conven tion ol the Anti-Beef-Monopoly delegates to-day, a lengthy preamble and resolu tion was introduced by Albert Head, of lowa, reciting the evils of the Chicago and other combines, and declaring that as the State laws are inadequate to wholly remedy the evils complained of, Congress be requested to pass a law, with adequate penalties, "prohibiting any corporation, company or individual from entering into or becoming a party, pool, combination, trust or confederation, for tbe purpose of regulating, fixing or con trolling the price of beef, pork, grain or other productions of the country; and that the Inter-state Commerce law be amended so that it will work in harmony with the law above requested " Referred. Craft of Illinois then offered a resolu tion as follows: "Resolved that we have been sent here to investigate as to the existence of a meat and beef 'com bine' or 'trust,' and its mode of opera tion, and its effect upou the price of cat tle and meat, for the purpose of basing upon the finding of it such remedial legislation as may be necessary that can be lawfully enacted by the different States. The object of this resolution, as stated by the members of the committee on rules, was to switch the convention off into consideration of the question whether such a thing as a beef "trust" or monopoly exists, and so divert atten tion from the announced purpose of the gathering, namely, to recommend need ful legislation. The resolution went to the committee. Among other resolutions offered and referred was one: "That this amend ment memorialize Congress to make such amendment to tho Inter-State Commerce law as shall punibh all interference or discrimination by railroads in the trans portation of beef or pork in any of its forms." The Convention adjourned un til to-morrow morning. It is rumored to-night that the Legisla tive Committee has reached the conclu sion that it does not know what the Con- vention wants —information as to the ex istence of a beef and pork combine, or legislation to check tho growth of the dressed beef trusts, of the existence of which the delegates are already aware. St. Louis, March 12.—T0-night the cattle feeders held a meeting and pro tested against the efforts of the '' butchers' combine" to break down the dressed beef businesa. Hon. Lafayette Funk, of Illi nois, addressed the meeting. Resolutions were adopted protesting against anyaction on tbe part of the representatives that will have the least tendency to restrict or hamper the existing competition for live cattle, and favoring the most critical and impartial national inspection of cat tle and the products thereof at the place of slaughter of the cattle. "HKANI>;W9RTHIF,s" FIRED. The uhatm Anions the kiUsnts of Labor Widening. Chicago, March 12 —In the presence of General Worthy Foreman Wheat and District Master Workman Mrs. Rogers, Worthy Foreman Linholm. of District Assembly 24, Knights of Labor, was to-day forcibly ejected from the meeting of the Waiters' Local Assembly, 7,475. Wheat and Mrs, Rogers were then told by the irate waiters to "get out." The two retired, after suspending the Assembly, which now proposes to secede permanent ly and join T. T. Barry's brotherhood of United Labor. Barry, in fact, was pres ent at the meeting, and some peppery talk by him was the immediate cause of the row. The meeting had been called by the waiters to protest, against tbe re moval of the Anarchist, George Schilling, from the office of District Master Work man. Schilling was suspended_ two weeks ago by the court of the district, it is claimed, without trial. Tho charge was insubordination and disrespect to General Master Workman Powderly. Mrs. Rogers was soon installed as Schill ing's successor, and to-day attended the meeting of the waiters accompanied by General Worthy Foreman Wheat and District Foreman Linholm The waiters had invited Barry to be present, and the meeting had hardly opened when Barry began a bitter denunciation of Wheat and Powderly, stigmatizing them as hypocrites and corruptionists. Linholm objected to this language. He was im mediately set upon by the waiters and dumped into tbe street, while Wheat and Mrs. Rogers made a scarcely less hurried exit. UNTICINi; A WAY NKUKOGS. Tbe Planters' I'srni Hands In veigled front Their Service. Raleioh, N. 0., March 12.—Southern agents, moving Negro families to Arkan sas, are quietly but successfully at work. Their operations have been confined thus far to a few counties on the railroad lines near Goldsboio. Sev eral thousand persons have already gone. Many lame plantations are almost de serted. Negro drummers are paid !f5 for each family secured. The entire ex pense of transportation to Little Rock is paid by agents. Tbe negroes say they are promised forty acres of land, a brick house, a cow and $1.60 a day for labor. They know nothing of their destination. Tho removal is by families. Planters in the counties affect ed are greatly embarrassed at the loss of their farm hands at the beginning of the planting season. Milwaukee's Mongol monster*. Milwaukee, March 12.—The trial of the Chinamen, charged with enticing little girls to their dens, was concluded this morning, after five children, whose ages ranged from 8 to 13 years, had been examined. The charges were borne out Oy the story of each witness, and the two heathens were held in $5,000 bail each for trial at the next term of court. They were oecorted back to jail under guard of a large detail of police and followed by a crowd of several hun dred persons, who yelled and jeered at them, but no violence was attempted. Except the smashing of the win dows of a dozen lanudries last night, and noisy threatening gatherings in the streets, there has been nothing approaching to violence. There are not more than ninety-five Chinamen in the city and many of them have left town. There was no demonstration to-night and no more trouble is expected. A Much-Married Murderer. Kansas City, March 12. — Hiram Adams, a colored deputy constable, shot and killed Samuel PattersoD, a colored barber, in a quarrel over a fifty-cent dice game this morning. Several hundred negroes visited Adams in his cell during the day, among them ten women, each of whom claimed to be his wife. COAST CANDIDATES. The California Delegation Hard at Work. OSBORNE PUSHED FOR PRINT EH. Estee to be Made Collector of the Port of San Francisco—So Dame Rumor Says. (Associated Press Dispatches to the Hkbald. San Francisco, March 12. —The Ex aminer') Washington special says: It is reported to-night that Noble Hamilton, of Alameda, has been selected to suc ceed William J. Tinnin as Surveyor of the port of San Francisco. The entire Pacific Slope delegation called on the President this morning to urge the ap pointment of H. 7j. Oe.borne, of Los An geles, for Public Printer. The applica tions of numerous candidates were con sidered, but no conclusion was reached and the delegation will meet again to morrow. There is a rumor that Estee is to be appointed Collector of San Fran cisco and Danforth naval officer. THE PRECIPITATION, more of the Beneficent Rain Falls Here aud There. San Francisco, March 12.—Rain Is still continuing in northern and central California. Following is the fall at the principal points during the past twenty four hours: San Francisco, .28j Santa Rosa, .45; Napa, .13; Chico, .67; Sacra mento, .14; Modesto, .02; Merced, .03; Santa Cruz, .20. Nevada, Cal., March 12.—1t has been raining hard all day. All the creeks and mountain streams are now carrying con siderable water, and the large dams and lakes higher up are rapidly filling. Holi.istkr, March 12.—Rain has been falling at intervals in the south of the county, and it commenced here at 7 o'clock raining hard, and it will con- PktalUMA, March 13.—The hardest storm of the season is raging here. A steady rain lias been falling since last night. The southern part of the town is flooded. Marysvii.i.e, March 12.—1t is raining heaviiy to-day. The total fall since Wednesday is 1.50 inches; 13.70 inches for the Beason to date. Cmco, March 12.—1t has rained here for eighteen hours steadily. The Sacra mento River is rising fast. A BEitTE LOOKOUT. Tlie Facts Just as tlie "Herald" Has Always Said They Were. San Diego, March 12. —Indications from the gold fields are that tbe country is overrun with people, the placer area being too small to warrant the rush, and ledge mining too slow for the anxious people. The consensus of opinion of those returned, is that the output is con fined to quartz leads, that it is not a poor man's camp, and that too many people are there now. The water is get ting scarce, and the Mexicans are corral ling everything. Other reports are just as encouraging as before, so it is difficult to get at tho truth. A LONE HII.IHVAV.tItSI. Ail Imitator of tbe Bold Stage Rob. in r, "Black Bart." San Luis Obispo, March 12.—A lone highwayman held up the stage this even ing about seven miles east of town. The stage-driver thinks it was the same indi vidual who operated at the same place twice before. A man about six feet, slender, and wearing a mask, and slouch hat, appeared suddenly at a point on the up grade, leveled a revolver on the driver and ordered the Wells-Fargo box thrown out. The driver complied and was then ordered to drive on. The pas sengers were not molested. Kxamlnius" Our Defenses. San Francisco, March 12.—1n accord ance with orders issued on Monday by General Miles, an examination of San Francisco, San Diego, San Pedro and Santa Barbara will be made by artil lerists, under the command of Major L. Haskins, First Artillery. San Francisco, March 12.—The ex amination and reconnoisar.ee of San Francisco harbor will be made by Cap tain Chamberlain,afsisted by Lieutenants Todd, Sinker, White and Burr. For the examination of the harbors of San Diego, San Pedro and Santa Barbara, Lieuten ants Pope, Marsh, Sturgts and Peck have been detailed under command of Major Haskins. There are already charts of these harbors, topographical maps, plans of defense, etc., but it is con sidered that, owing to changes in shoals and channels, a survey is necessary at this time. The examination will also include a detailed reconnoisance of all the ground for possible defenses at the forts and islands, and submarine topography as well, with a view to the suitable locations of torpedoes as a means of harbor defense. The Road Heats the Passeng-er. San Francisco, March 12.—The Su preme Court to-day affirmed the decision of the lower court in the case of B. C. Wright against the California Central Railroad Company et al. The action was brought to recover damages for being put off a car by the defendants' agents. On July 2(3,1887, Wright purchased a first class round-trip ticket from Los Angeles to San Diego and back. He took a seat in what iB commonly termed a chair car. Tbe conductor demanded 25 cents extra fare of him, claiming that the car was a special one and not included in the first clasß accommodations. Wright argued to the contrary and, upon refusing to leave the car, was forcibly ejected at Azuea station. He sued for $25,000 and was non-Buited by the lower court. Tbe Oakland Election. San Francisco, March 12.—Complete returns from every precinct in Oakland for the election of yesterday give Glas cock (citizens'ticket) 5,148; Ames (Re publican), 2,121; Glascock's majority for Mayor, 3,017. For Auditor, Snow got a majority of 1,264. For Councilmen-at-Large, Evans, Erl, Cameron and Wakefield, the citizens' candidates were elected over Watkin son, Garthorne, Smith and Greenhood, Republican candidates, by majorities of 2,139,2,516,686 and 1,314 respectively. State Prison Directors. San Francisco, March 12.—The Board of State Prison Directors met to-day in regular session. Bills to the amount of $14,827 were audited and ordered paid. The total amount falls nearly $2,000 be low that of last month. Decapitated by tbe Care. Marysvillk, March 12.—This after noon, George Taylor, a lad 13 years old, was riding on the Oroville accommoda tion. While making a switch the boy refused to obey the command of the brakeman to get out of his perilous posi tion on the draw-heads, from which the link-pin had been taken. He lost his footing and fell on the track, and the cars passed over him, completely sever ing his head from his body. THE STATE SOCONS. Dallviug with measures of nighty Little moment. Sacramento, March 12.—1n the Sen ate the following bills passed: Senate bill authorizing payment of claims against tbe State incurred under the act to promote drainage; bill for Home for Feeble Minded Children; Assembly bill providing for the manufacture of jute at San Quentin; bill to amend the Civil Code relating to com pensation of trustees; bill to amend the Code of Civil Procedure relating to tbe settlement of accounts of trustees after the distribution of estates, and compen sation of trustees. Wilson called up the motion to recon sider the votes by which certain appoint ments of the Governor were refused con firmation, but each motion was lost by a strict party vote. The Assembly anti-compact insurance bill went over till Thursday. The Governor having appointed J. W. Findley Director of the Feeble Minded Home, vice A. Black, resigned, and R. F. Johnson of Stockton Director of Stock ton Insane Asylum, they were confirmed by the Senate. The Senate to-night refused to con sider the Appropriation bill when it came up from the Assembly, and fili bustered to avoid taking it up. Mc- Gowan's effort to pass the Mutual Insur ance bill over the Governor's veto failed, the bill getting but 23 votes. President White voted aye. the assembly. The Assembly refused to consider the vote defeating the bill creating a State Veterinary Surgeon. The Senate bill authorizing payment of drainage claims, was declared urgency and passed. In the afternoon the San Diego Charter was laid over. The resolution to adjourn at noon on Friday was carried by a vote of 45 to 29. A Nice Polut of Caw Decided. San Francisco, March 12.—The Su preme Court to-day, in the case of Calla han vs. Dunn, reversed the judgment of the lower court in favor of plaintiff, and instructed the court to sustain the de fendant's demurrer to the complaint. The suit was to compel Comptroller Dunn to draw his warrant for $1,018 in favor of plaintiff. The basis of the claim was a judgment of condemnation of plaintiff's land for tbe use of Drainage District No. 1, under the act of 1880, "An act to pro mote drainage." The Court held that title to the land in question never passed to the drainage district and it never can paes, because the corporate existence of Drainage District No. 1 was determined and dissolved, whereby all proceedings by or against said corpora lion, under said act aforesaid, ceased, and inasmuch as he never parted with tbe property, he cannot be said to have "Furnished" it to the drainage district. 'Frisco's Quarantine Station. San Francisco, March 12 —Hospital Cove, on the northwest side of Angel Island,seven-eighths of a mile from Point Tiburon and three miles from the San Francisco shore, has been selected as the location for the quarantine station which the Government has decided to establish at this point. The sum of $103,000 has been appropriated by Con gress, but it is estimated that it will re quire nearly half a million dollars to carry out the design. Not Discontinued—Only Deferred. San Francisco, March 12.—The South ern Pacific people say that the reports of railroad construction for the year having been abandoned by them are not correct. They have only withdrawn from the field temporarily. Much new work has been planned and will be executed at a reasonable time. Work on the extension of the coast division to San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara has only been discontinued because of the rains, as little progress could be made in a wet season. Santa Rarbaru Kurflara Caurbt. Santa Barbara, March 12.—During tbe past six mouths as many as fifty burglaries have occurred in Santa Bar bara, without any clue to the perpe trators. The whole amount of the plun der stolen amounts probably to $5,000. To-day Frank Millard and wife were ar rested at their house, and almost all the plunder stolen was recovered. Millard claims to be only a "fence," and prom ises to tell who the real burglars are. They Don't Want Wolflv. Phoenix, Ar., March 12.—Strong pro tests from leading Republicans were tele graphed to the President to-day against the appointment of Lewis Wolfly as Governor. Telegrams were slbo sent to Senator Sherman and other Senators to delay the confirmation of Wolfly's ap pointment until the Republicans could be heatd from. Agl.uc-ky Laborer. N.M'A, Cal., March 12.— J. L. Fischer, a young Germain who had been em ployed by ono of the prominent orchard ists of this valley for some months past, has just fallen heir to a German estate of $400,(100. He has bought the property of his employer and an orchard of sev enty acres and will at once hnild a fine residence. His first draft of $50,000 has arrived. To Re Finished at l.nst. Valle.io, Cal., March 12.—Orders were received to-day at the Navy Yard to pro ceed with work upon the new stone dry dock, last Congress having appropriated $80,000 to Cusmplete the structure, which has been seventeen years in course of construction, and has cost upwards of $2,000,000. Acquitted of smugiling. San Francisco, March 12.—The jury in the United States District Court to day returned a verdict of not guilty in tLecaseof George Keys, who was ar rested last October on a charge of at tempting to smuggle fifty-four boxes of opium from the steamer Wilmington, of which he was purser. An Expensive State Government. Sacramento, March 12.—The general appropriation bill as it goes to the Senate to-morrow, appropriates $4,056,230 for the government. To this must be added, in making up the tax levy, over $2,000, --000 of special appropriations already signed by the Governor. A Hung Jury. San Francisco, March 12.—1n the case of Geo. Lewis, tried for killing John I'orrin, in October last, tbe jury after being out all night, was discharged this morning, standing nine for acquittal and three for manslaughter. Correspondent Klein. San Francisco, March 12.—John C. Klein, the Samoan correspondent, started for tbe east to-night, but will first visil the Ensenada gold fields in the interest lof the New York World. THE CHINESE MISSION. Stanford Thinks It Ought to be Ulveu to Fred dram. Washington, March 12. —Senator Stan ford, of California, is using his best ef forts in the interet-tof Colonel Fred Grant as Minister to China. He says there is no doubt that Colonel Grant will receive the appointment. He would be more acceptable, Senator Stanford adds, to the Chinese Government than any other rep resentative we could send to them. The Chinese officials have the highest regard for the Grant family. SIEVEHSUN'S STATEMENT. It Is made Matter of Euqulry In the British Commons. London, March 12.—1n tho Commons to-night, the government was questioned with reference to the statements made by Robert Louis Stevenson, writing»from Hawaii, regarding the objectionable con duct of the German Consul, Knappe, in Samoa. Ferguson, Under-Foreign Sec retary, in reply admitted that Stevenson's statements were correct, but pointed out that Germany had since recalled the of fending Consul. The Under-Secretary promised that papers covering the sub ject would be laid beforo Parliament. Sacramento t;it» Klrctlon. Sacramento, March 12.—The city elec tion to-day was quiet, although a large vote was polled. At half past 12 to night the returns were not all in, but the vote as far as counted indicates the elec tion of William McLaughlin, Dem ocrat, as Second Trustee; W. D. Comatock, Democrat, Fire Commissioner; J. J. Buckley, Republican, Assessor; George A. Putnam, Republican, Col lector. The fight for auditor between E. H. McKee, Republican, and M. J. Burke, Democrat, is very close with the chances in favor of the latter candidate. The American party vote was small. Hacking Up Paruell. Philadelphia, March 12. —A meeting of the citizens of this city to express their confidence in the integrity and patriot ism of Charles Stewart Parnell, was beld at the Academy of Music to-night. Mrs. Delia S. Paruell, mother of the Irish patriot was present. Governor Beaver presided over the meeting which was addressed by Senator Spooner of Wisconsin, Ex- Governor Curtin of Pennsylvania and many others. At the conclusion of the speaking, a subscription of $8,000 was realized for the Parnell fund. Hobnobbing; Willi Wale*. New York, March 12.—The World's London special says: "The Prince of Wales witnessed and applauded the base ballists here to-day. The game was played in a fog. The players could scarcely see the ball. At the end of the fifth inning the Prince met the players and shook their muddy hands. Chicago won; oto 4. A Note of Preparation. Washington, March 12. — Secretary Tracy sent a telegram to-day to the com mandant at Mare Island navy yard, de siring to know the earliest possible moment when the Iroquois and Adams could be placed in commission for sea service. The ships had but recently re turned from tho South Pacific station. More Money In 11. Chicago, March 12.—Inter-state Com merce Commissioner A. F. Walker has accepted the Chairmanship of the Inter state Commerce Railway Association. It is understood that he was offered $25,000 a year, guaranteed for three years. Mr. Walker will close up his affairs in Wash ington and enter upon his new duties in about three weeks. The Slate's Mortality. San Francisco, Alarch 12.—There were 859 deaths in the State during the month of February, according to the report of the State Board of Health. Consump tion caused 165 deaths, pneumonia 98, bronchitis 22, diphtheria 52, croup 11, typhoid fever 21, cancer 20, heart disease 61. A Fatal Wreck. Madrid, March 12.—The government has received dispatches announcing the losb of the steamer Renus, which had a Bpanish military expedition on board. The vessel was wrecked off the Philip pine Islands. Forty-two persons were drowned and 127 were saved. The Antipodes to "Ante Up." London, March 12. — Lord George Hamilton, First Lord of the Admiralty, announced that Australia had promised to give £35,000 annually for ten years to ward the building of the proposed new Bhips of war, and also to fully maintain the vessels when completed. Failure In Seal-Flsherles. Qcehec, March 12.—News from NatUHhequean and Blanc Jabalons is to the effect that tho seal fishery has been a failure this winter, in consequence of storms. The number of seals taken is only one-quarter as large as the number captured last year. Prohibition Ucaten. Boston, March 12.—Only partial re turns from the New Hampshire elections have been received, but there seems lit tle doubt that the constitutional Prohi bition amendment has been defeated by a decided majority. First ot a Merles ol' Suits. 1 London, March 12.—Henry Campbell, M. P., urivate secretary to Mr. Parnell, has brought a suit for libel against the London Times. This is the first of a series of suits to be brought against that paper. Hon. John A. Campbell Dead. Baltimore, March 12.—Hon. John A. Campbell, ex-Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and Assistant Confederate Secretary of War, died in this city this afternoon, aged nearly 78. Stanley Is All High!. Berlin, March 12.—Private letters re ceived here from Zanzibar say that Stan ley, according to native reports, ismurch ing rapidly toward the east coast of Af rica. The Eastern Thermometer. Chicago, March 12.—The temperature at 8 o'clock was: New York 34, Chicago 36, St. Paul 24, Winnipeg 24, New Or leans 46. A Grab Game Dished. Sacramento, March 12.—The bill giv ing tho Coronado Beach Company con trol of San Diego harbor was indefinitely postponed to-day in the Senate. A Strike Ended. Portland, March 12.— The Oregon Railway and Navigation strike ended to day by the men going to work at the old wages. A fatal Explosion of Powder. Berlin, March 12.—Several persons were killed by an explosion of gunpow der in a factory at Rottweil.Wurtemburg, to-day. Cleveland Elected. New York, March 12.—Ex-President , Cleveland to-night was elected an active [ member of the Bar Association. FINANCIAL. BOISFORSAIE. We take pleasure in offering to the Investing public a limited number of the lirst mortgage, 6 per cent, coupon bonds of the Lowe Gas and Electric Co. OF LOS ANGELES. Funds to be used for tho further extension of the company's plant and street mains to various parts of the city, Including several large sec tions not now supplied with ga*. The past year's business of the company has • hiwn its ability to BUfply the public with o very Superior Quality of lisi for both Light and. Fuel At such rates that all can use It, and at the same time return satisfactory profits to the holders of its securities The fact that gas is one of the prime necessities of the people makes this business good even In dull times, and hence the reason why investors generally give preference to this class ol securities. The London JSconomM, in a recent unmber, states that "after a long and careful investiga tion as to the best paving and safest investments presented during the. past sixty years, gas in vestments have proved tbe most satisfactory." To remove all doubts as to the desirability of the Investment, WE RKFKK TO NUMEROUS HOLDERS OF THE SECURITIES AMONGST TUB REST CITIZENS OF LOS ANGELES, to gether with a statement of the growth of the company's business and its prospects for the future. Each purchaser of the present isßtie of bonds WILL RECEIVE AS BONUS A LIBERAL STOCK INTEREST IN THE COMPANY, which, in time, is likely to become more valuable than the secured bonds themselves. We shall be pleased to furnish all further in formation that may be desired. Los Angeles Safe Deposit and Trust Co. J. H. BURKS, Secretary. Northwest corner Temple and New High sts. Gas, Water and Street Railroads Are the best paying Institutions on the Pacific Coast. They supply three of the prime neces sities of the people, and in good towns, never fail to pay large dividends. Three openings, in different cities, now exist where parties with from $10,000 to $50,000 c vi make safe and exceedingly profitable in vestments, with paying official positions, if de sired. For full particulars call on or address C. F. CRONIN, Attorney, Lanfranco Bnildlng, room 40, No. 118 North Main street, Los Angeles mltf TKK HOTEL del CORONAUO, SAN DIEGO COUNTY, IS THE HOST Remarkable and Magnificent On the continent of America, The climate of the peninsula whereon this gorgeous structure stands,. is both PrewrotlTe _M_ Restorative. There is NO MUD and LESS FOGS than prevail back in the country. The temperature during the winter is 8° warmer at Coronado than that of the moßt favored of the five world-renown ed Mediterranean reaorts. Rates, from $2 per day by the month; transients, $3 per day and up accord ing to room. »:. S. BABL'OCK, Jr., Manager. Maps showing floor plans, also rates, can be ascertained and printed matter to be had at the HOTEL del CORONADO Excursion and Information Agency, Cor. Spring: and Franklin Sts., Near the Santa Fe Office, LOS ANGELES : : CALIFORNIA. REMOVED —TO— No. 17 North Spring St., Where we will continue to sell Diamonds, Watches —AND— Jewelry AT REMARKABLY LOW FIGURES. Money Loaned on Collateral. M. M. LOEWENTHAL, PROPRIETOR, Union Loan Office. fl9 lm EXECUTORS' SAIjET Valuable Farm 3263 ACRES ON BRANNAN ISLAND BELONGING TO THE ESTATE OF (THE late DX. F. ZEILE, Bituated in Sacramento county about one mile below and opposite the town of Rio Vista, fronting about one mile ou the Sacramento river and extending along the north bank ot Seven-Mile slough nearly three and a half miles, and including valuable im provements, such as houses, barns, warehouse, etc . with some personal property. About 700 i acres now under a lease which expires Decem ber, 1800. —ALSO,— 1004 acres, more or less, situated on ANDRO3 ISLAND, at the Juuction on Georgiana slongh nnd the Moquelumne river, with about two and a half miles of navigable water irontagc. These lands sre thoroughly reclaimed, con venient to market, aud are unsurpassed for productiveness by any in the State. To be sold subject to the approval of the Pro bate Court. Bids will be received at the office of the ex ecutors, 137 Montgomery street, San Francisco, wbere. maps of tne property may be seen and such further information had as way be re quired. O. LIVKRMORE, E. U. TAFT,: SB Executors. San Francisco, February 25,188 D. m2tf CMMM LANDS LOS ANGELES! THE Slmi Lsnd & Water Co., of Los Angeles Cal , have for Sale a large body of tine fruit, farming and grazing lands, well watered, and located lv one of tlie mo«t attractive and health ful portions of Sonthern California. They offer lands from tf.i to MO per acre ou very easy terms to actual settlers, and will make special inducements to Colonists. For Maps, Price Lists, and full Information, address H. \t. POINDEXTKR, Secretary, l» West first Mt. •* Angeles, Cal. Ja2 5