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Wk are indebted to Hon. George
Hearst for a number of interesting pub
The impulse to take a nap on the rail
way tracks is growing in this section of
late. The locomotive lullaby is the new
est local fad
While last year was an unprecedent
edly active one in the matter of railway
travel, and therefore is not to be taken
into the count, the receipts for tickets at
the Southern Pacific Railway offices in
this city have been $20,000 a month
larger this winter than for any year pre
vious to the last.
The Council yesterday instructed City
Engineer Eaton to prepare immediately
plans for an outfall sewer to the ocean.
City Engineer Dockweiler reported to
the last Council in favor of Mr. Eaton's
plans and specifications for this work,
which is estimated to cost $400,000. As
our municipal legislature will be backed
by the people in any honest and intelli
gent work of the kind, special care should
be taken with theEe revised estimates
An interesting interview with Mr. I. A.
■Whitcomb, of Raymond A Whitcomb
excursion agency fame, which will excite
some astonishment amongst those who
think that travel to California is about to
fall off. Mr. Whitcomb says that his
excursion business this year was fully
fifteen per cent, larger than in any pre
vious season. He brought excursionists
with him thiß year who had spent the
six previous winters in Southern Cali
fornia. This is a pretty clear proof of
the Easterners liking the climate. The
Raymond Hotel will close on April 20th.
We are indebted to Hon. J. G. Estu
dillo for a pamphlet entitled "The Truth
about Lower California," which is writ
ten by M. Sanchez Facio, C. E. It pur
ports to give an account of "the frauds
committed by the Mexican International
Company, under the protection and sanc
tion of the present government of Mex
ico." We shall take an early occasion to
look the brochure over. Elsewhere we
publish a Santa Clara letter in the
Herald, written by a gentleman who
knows whereof he speaks, that shows
what a consummate humbug the placers
are which have been trumpeted so much.
It will repay perusal.
The suggestion that senator John P.
Jones, of Nevada, should be sent as
Minister to England will meet with gen
eral approval on the Pacific Coast,
where he is almost the most popular
public man in either party. The Nevada
Senator is a Welshman born, but it does
not follow that that should incapacitate
him. His Americanism, though of the
adopted variety, is of the most ardent
kind. It is doubtful, however, whether
his many business enterprises would go
on with the same vigor with their prin
cipal promoter at the Court of St. James.
If Jones goes, there will be a racy-
American atmosphere in that portion of
Belgravia where he eh all elect to pitch
The Herald learna of Mr. M. S. Sev
erance, of the Commission appointed to
select the Bite for an Insane ABylum in
Southern California, that the Commia
eion will meet in Santa Barbara on
Thursday night, and will then effect an
organization. It will spend a couple of
days there, and will then adjourn to
Ventura, where it will also spend a
couple of days. It will assemble in
Los Angeles about the second of April.
It will be remembered that the Legisla
ture, at its recent session, appropriated
$360,000 for the new institution. The
Commission, at its meeting here, will en
tertain all proposals from property hold
ers in this county, and they should be
addressed to the Los Angeles member
Mr. M. S. Severance, Los Angeles post
office, who will present them to the
The venerable John B. Haskins, of
New York, seems to have been taken in
and done for in Los Angeles yesterday in
quite a little sum by bunco steerers.
This stalwart Democrat of the old days
was about the last man, we supposed,
who could be caught by these gentry.
Men evidently grow more confiding as
they grow older—that is, as they grow
wry much older. Mr. Haskins, himself
a distinguished man, now ranks with the
distinguished Charles Francis Adams,
who, it will be remembered, was relieved
of a large sum of money in Boston by a
very transparent hocus-pocus. We regret
this breach of hospitality, but we are
ashamed to say that it is nothing new in
in the City of the Angela. Mr. Haskins
ia a Nhakspearean scholar, and he will
recall the lines, "Who steals my purse
•teals trash," etc., etc.
THE LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH 26, 1889.
Perhaps never in the history of Los
Angeles county has there been planted
anything like so many trees as during
this Spring. Thefiner varieties of peaches
for canning. Bartlett pears, apricots,
prunes and fine varieties of apples are
the favorite Hues, particularly on land
that cannot be irrigated. These trees do
better in the lcng run, and bear firmer,
liner flavored fruit without irrigation
than with it.
The planting of orange trees has been
resumed on a gigantic scale. Every tree
that could be obtained from any source
has been secured and put into the
around. These trees imperatively re
quire irrigation. It may be that this is
indulged in generally on too liberal a
scale, but artificial application of water
once or twice during our long dry sum
mer is an exigent part of the
programme of successful orange culture.
Those who have proper soil, a good
climate and plenty of water, can make
no mistake in planting orange trees.
The mistake is, where these elements
are found, to devote the ground to any
less remunerative purpose, as there is no
horticultural proposition that pays to the
extent that orange crowing does. Mr.
A. B. Chapman is on record as saying
that land suitable in all respects to this
industry in small subdivisions of five
acres can be made to pay $500 per
acre and upwards, and that such land
in the raw state, with a well-established
water right, is worth $2,000 per acre.
Walnut trees is another line being set
out in great numbers this year. These
trees, at the age cf ten years, will yield
crops worth $500 per acre. There per
haps never before this season were set
one-fifth as many trees as are being put
out this year. Mr. Russell Heath,
of Carpenteria, Santa Barbara coun
ty, is one of the most ex
pert horticulturists in the country on
this tree. He is reported as discarding
his soft shell varieties and replacing
them with the hard shell kind. He has
invented a washing machine in which he
elaborately cleans the nuts by means of
warm water, after which he dries them
in trays. By this procees he makes the
nuts of a fine white color, spotless and
with a high polish. The soft shell nuts
will not stand this treatment well, hence
he prefers the hard shell kind.
As the only advantage ever claimed
for the softshell walnut is the facility of
cracking them, there is no solid reason
why the change should not be made.
Not a drop of water penetrates the shells
of the hard variety, and the kernel is as
sound as if the nuts never went into the
water. Anoth r thing Mr. Heath has
found out is that by keeping his trees in
nursery until they are five years old, he
does not lose the use of land nor
spend a fortune on cultivation before
his orchard comes in bearing. He cutß
the tap root well down in the ground be
fore the time of transplanting and two
branches have started when they are
set in their place in the orchard. He
thus starts out with quite a tree in a vig
orous state of development, and in a few
years they are bearing paying crops.
Gophers are the only pests that trouble
the walnut tree. It needs but a small part
of the cultivation for orange trees and
pays a royal income.
As showing the large plantings of trees
the following from a letter in an ex
change, and relating to the Placentia
district in this county, will be of interest.
The settlement is not a largo one, yet it
will be seen that a great many orange
and walnut trees are being planted: J.
W. Hinton is settiDg 500 orange trees
on a portion of the Shanklin
ranch known as Richlands. Little
field i*c Goldthwaite are planting
several hundred walnut trees. On the
Gilman place 1,000 orange trees are
being set. W. M. McFadden is planting
1,200 oraEge trees, and John Wagner
2.000 of the same trees.
This is only a specimen of what
is going on all over this section.
Mr. Titus, who3e orange grove
was, for years, among the most
profitable in the San Gabriel Valley, al
though he has sold the greater portion
of his place, is still a granger.
He has a large tract just north
of his old home place, and he
does not propose to let it lie fallow. He is
setting it to solway peaches, from which
in three years he will gather a crop
worth about $200 an acre. He and the
others who are engaged in this business
are right. For it is to this section the
population of all the States must look for
their fruit supplies.
There is one fruit which is still too
much neglected. That is the fig. The
proper varieties of this, next to the
orange tree, will pay the largest profits
known to fruit-growers. As California
ought to shut out by a home-grown
product the French prune, so she should
shut out the Smyrna fig. We can make
better prunes than France and better figs
The Cable Cars.
The Cable Company is beginning to
put the final touches on the great work
it commenced in the city some time ago.
Gangs of laborers were put to work yes
terday digging the pits on Fort and Main
streets where the cable will turn, and a
force was also employed in tearing up
the old T. track, so that the cable curves
can be put in. As soon as this work is
done and the engine houses completed,
the cable will be put down and the now
cars will commence running.
The «. A. R. Social.
At the open meeting of Frank Bartlett
Post and Relief Corps, this evening, at
G. A, R. Hall, Main street, the following
programme will be given: Instrumental
solo, by Miss Gracie Van Horn; recita
tion, by Mrs. H. T. Andrews; instru
mental solo, by Prof. Berg; vocal solo,
by Miss Viola Bennett; instrumental
trio, by Mr. W. H. H. and Misses Win
nie Nellie Connor; recitation, by
Mrs. J. E. Calvin; instrumental solo, by 1
M*s Viola Bennett.
Not So Mad After All: Physician—
"Your husband is quite delirious and
seems utterly out of his mind. Has he
recognized anyone to-day ?" Wife—"Oh,
yes; he called me a dragon this morning,
and he constantly speaks of tbe gov
erness as an angel."—[Boston Beacon.
A FLOURISHING SECTION.
A Drive Through, the Vernon Dis
trict—Flue Vineyards and Orange
Uroret — English Walnuts —A
Thrifty and Prosperous Popu
A representative of the Herald yes
terday took a hurried drive through the
Vernon region of Los Angeles, and saw
much to interest him in one of the most
thriving and prosperous places in South
ern California. The Vernon section
proper may be said to begin at the
Alexandre Weill tract, the beautiful
orange groves and vineyards of which
have been cut up into convenient sub
divisions on which many cozy and hand
some homes have been created. Mr.
do la Guerra, a member of the famous
family of that name, and which is repre
sented in Santa Barbara and many other
cities of Southern California, has built
himself an attractive home here, as have
many others. The country is in a high
slate of cultivation, and one of the nota
bly pleasant homes is that of Mr. D. M.
McGarry, which fronts on Tennessee
avenue west from Eighth street. Mr.
Dan Leahy, who has a magnificent
orange grove and vineyard, fronts on
Down Alameda etreet, aligned by vig
orous pepper and eucalyptus trees, one
is whirled past the really exquisite
orauge groves and vineyards of the
Messrs. Weiss and Bruttig. The latter
has a large winery on his home place.
It is a noticeable circumstance that the
whole people of the Vernon district are
imbued with a strong feeling of hospi
tality, and that one cannot go among
this industrious and happy people with
out having many invitations to partake
of the light and wholesome wines which
are a specialty of the vineyards. Mrs.
If, <i. Watson's perfectly kept and re
munerative vineyards and orange groves
are located in tms portion of the Vernon
HOW ORANGES PAY.
Mr. Maxey, a former citizen of Denver,
has a delightful home in this portion ol
the Vernon district, fronting on Alameda
street. This gentleman still retains con
; siderable property interests in his for
, mer place of residence, but spends his
1 winters in Los Angeles since his consti
tution became somewhat impaired, put
-1 ting in his summers in Denver. Twelve
I years ago Mr. Maxey planted twelve
, acres in orange trees, which look re
i markably thrifty, only three trees
showing any trace of the scale.
He has Kept his orchard free
1 from the pest by paying the proper at
-1 tention and treating the trees as if they
required the same care as any other
I crop. To irrigate his orchard involves
lan outlay of about $25 a year. His net
returns from his twelve acres ran last
1 year $2,500, or $200 per acre, and he will
do quite as well the current season. He
i has ornamented his grounds, which com
i prise many acres not dedicated to the
orange, with good taste and judgment.
A short distance from Mr. Maxey's
' residence the handsome and finely kepi
places of the Messrs. McQuaid and
i Brewer were encountered, toniprising
• vineyards and orange and walnut
! orchards. Mr. J. H. Brewer is the
fortunate possessor of many acres which
stretch away back towards the river.
We gave some time ago in the Herald
details of his orange sales, which show
how remunerative that pursuit can bo
made when intelligence and Industry
are devoted to the task.
The groves and orchards of Mr. Bige
low are notable features of this portion
of the Vernon district, as is the well sup
plied store of Sefior Carrisoza, a prosper
The Herald scribe next turned his
horses' heads up Vernon avenue, which
is graced with a double row of pepper
trees, and thence he passed into Wil
mington avenue, for which eucalyptus
trees of enormous height and girth per
formed a similar grateful office. Before
reaching the works of
THE CALIFORNIA SEWER PIPE COMPANY
The large and flourishing nursery of the
McKinlay Brothers was passed,"as were
also the trim orange grove and vineyard
of Mr. Compston. The plant of tbe Sewer
Pipe Company is being greatly extended,
and a considerable force of operatives was
found busily at work on the unrivaled
specialties of this new and promising en
terprise, of which we ehall have mush to
say in later issues of the Herald. Here
will undoubtedly be made the pipe and
terra cotta which will figure so largely in
the future development of Southern Cali
fornia. Great piles of tho clay which is
brought from Klsinore to these works
were heaped up on every side, prepara
tory to being moulded into Btaples not
surpassed on the American continent in
durability and artistic finish.
A short drive from the California Sewer
Pipe Company's works brought us to the
village of Vernon, which will grow apace
as the result of the establishment of
manufactures in its near neighborhood,
the trip was continued thence to Jeffer
son street, where the famous Knowlton
orange orchard was inspected. The
Nadeau Vineyard tract shows many im
provements, and that whole region is
filling up with fine, cosy homes.
Thence up San Pedro street a capital
productive region was encountered, the
old winery, vineyard and orange grove
of Mr. Boettcher being passed on one
side and the ample grounds and old
time mansion of Mr. John Wilson on the
other. A region full of elegant homes
was traversed rapidly, with glimpses of
the charmine residences of Dr. A. S
Shorb, Mrs. Cuddyback, Hon. J. Marion
Brooks, Mr. Swanson and the Philbin
tract, windiog up on Washington street,
where Mr. Snodgrass's handsome man
sion was the last object cf note. i
•BCri.IAIiITIKS OP THE VERNON DISTRICT.
There is probably nowhere in the State
of California an equal expanse of terri
tory where there is a more remunerative
production than in this section, part of it
lying within aud part of it outside of the
city limits. The soil is of unsurpassed
richness, the water abundant and the
population intelligent and industrious.
The citizen of Vernon, although he may
be a citizen of large wealth, is not
ashamed to be seen working in the fields.
We are merely particularizing a few of
the more notable places of this opulent
section. In addition to the orange and
the vine, immense quantities of garden
truck are raised there. In many fields
the volunteer barley is of great height and
almost fully headed out. A large popu
lation is destined to be gathered here in
the near future. The growth of the city
in that direction has been large during
the past two or three years and will be
much greater from this time on. Rail
ways of all kinds, both street and com
mercial, assuro to the people of Vernon
ample facilities for locomotion and trans
portation. Kvervwhere one encounters
evidences of thrift and progress, and
orange groves, vineyards, farms
and truck gardens showed the
good effect of wholesome industry.
Louts ii. Kraft's »antral.
The funeral of Louie H. Kraft will
take place to-day at 2 o'clock, from hie
late residence, 834 "West Second street.
Friends are invited, ,
Wanamaker on Offensive
THE NEW GUNBOAT YORKTOWN.
Naval Officers Resent an Alleged
Slight Put on Their Branch
of the Service.
lAstoclated Press Dispatches to tho Herald.
Washington, March 25.—The Post
master-General has thus far refused to
say anything for publication on the sub
ject of offensive partisanship as a cause
for the removal of postmasters, but the
Star to-night says : "On Satuiday Wana-
maker made a positive announcement to
an unnamed member of Congress, who
had a very offensive partisan postmaster,
whom he was working to have removed,
that the charge of offensive partisanship
would not be regarded as sufficient cause
for removal. Some other good reason
would have to be given, and it did not
matter whether or not that charge was
NAVAL OFFICERS ANNOYED.
No little dissatisfaction is felt among
naval officers over the details of the cel
ebration of the Washington centennial
in New York next month. According to
the programme the army and navy are
to figure pre-eminently in the demonstra
tion. Major General Schotield, the
highest commanding general of the
service, has been selected to take charge
of the military forces, and ■gainst that
selection no criticism is made; but naval
officers complain that their branch of
the service, which will make an exhibi
tion of particular interest because of its
comparison of the old and new navy,
has been placed in the hands of a re
tired army officer. They argue that a
naval officer of the highest rank should
have been chosen to match the selec
tion of Major General Schofield, and
they have begun an agitation to have
Admiral Jouett replace the retired army
officer in command of the naval demon
Alt MS FOB CADETS.
The Secretary of War has prescribed
the regulations governing the issue of
arms for military instruction at colleges.
Such college or university, where an
army officer is stationed, will be allowed
two :i-inch rifled guns oi wrought iron,
valued at $-150 each; two carriages aud
limbers and appurtenances; 150 Spring
field cadet rifles, and a corresponding
number of bayonets, scabbards and ap
pendages. The colleges are required to
give a bond equal to double the value of
the arms furnished. Ammunition will
be supplied as follows: 100 blank car
tridges and 1100 primers for the li-inch
gun, and fifty rifle ball cartridges for each
cadet engaged in target practice.
James H. Windrim, the newly-ap
pointed Supervising Architect of the
Treasury, has informed Secretary Win
dom of iiis acceptance of the appoint
ment and of his purpose to assume the
duties of the office on Wednesday.
REPORTS FROM SAMOA.
Captain Schoomaker, commanding the
Vandalia, reports to the Navy Depart
ment, under date of February 2;! d, the
arrival of the Vandalia under his com
mand at Apia, Samoa, the day previous.
He found in port the Nipsic, H. B. M.
ship Calliope, and the German corvettes
Adler, Olga and liber. Everything has
been quiet since the last report from
Samoa was sent home, and Commander
-Mnil in having prepared a full report of
the condition of affairs in the islands, it
would go by the same mail. The
Trenton had not arrived.
Commander Mullan, commanding tbe
Nipsic. reports under date of February
23d, H. B. M. ship Calliope arrived on
the 2d of February and relieved the
The English paper, the Samoan Times,
had resumed publication.
On the 14th of February a Eevere gale
visited the harbor, during which the
American barkentine Constitution was
driven ashore, and became a total wreck.
Everything possible was done to save
the barkentine. Tho second cutter cf the
Nipsic. in charge of E.nsign W. P. Pitt,
took off the captain and crew. The Con
stitution was owned by Nicholas Bich
ard, of San Francisco. She was built at
Philadelphia years ago, and was for
merly a steamer, but was rebuilt in 1873
at San Francisco. Other smaller vessels
are reported to have gone ashore on the
west end of Upola Island.
Affairs at Apia have been very quiet
since tbe last dispatch to the Depart
ment. No molestation of foreigneis or
natives had occurred. On the sth of
February Herr Brandeis, a German
subject, and the President of the so
called Tamasese government, is reported
to have resigned and left for Sydney on
the merchant steamer Liebeck.
On February 22d the Nipsic dressed
ship in honor of the anniversary of
Washington's birthday and the foreign
men-of-war joined in.
The indications are that the Tamasese
party is losing ground.
THE YORKTOWN ACCEPTED.
The Secretary of the Navy has ap
proved the report of the trial board of the
Yorktown and the vessel, including her
fittings and machinery, excepting the
eelectrie lighting plant, will be accepted
subject to a special reserve of $20,000 and
to a further reservation of $5,000 to be
held until the lighting plant shall be
completed and tested. Oramp & Sons
are required, when the vessel loaves
their yard, to place on board all dupli
cate pieces and other articles belonging
to the vessel and at as early a date as
practicable, deliver her to the Comman
dant at League Island Navy Yard, when
she will be formally accepted, subject to
the above-mentioned conditions.
A Defaulting- manager.
Detroit, March 25. — A Hancock,
Mich., special says: Experts sent here
by the Standard Oil Company have been
at work upon the books of" Martin R.
Goldsworthy, manager of the company
for the Lake Superior region, and have
discovered a shortage in his accounts to
the amount of $10,000 or more. Golds
worthy became frightened last Wednes
day and has gone to Toronto. For the
past two years he had been dabbling in
mining stocks, and the recent heavy de
cline carried him under. His bondsmen
are liable to the extent of many thous
Adultery and Murder.
Indianapolis, Ind., March 25.—When
John Clemens went home to-night, he
found his wife and P. L. Nowland sitting
together in a room. Nowland, as Clem
ens entered the room, made a movement
to strike the latter, when Clemens drew
a revolver and killed him. Clemens is
under arrest. Mrs. Clemens, who hi also
under arrest, at first denied any knowl
edge of Nowland, but after telling a va
riety of stories, finally broke down and
confessed that she had been criminally
intimate with him.
Legislature vs. municipality.
Indianapolis, March 25. —The state
Legislature has passed a nill placing the
Fire and Felloe Departments of this city
tinder the control of a board of commis
sioners selected by the Legislature ; also
a bill placing the streets and alleys, light
ing, water supply, etc., in the hands of a
board of public works and affaire, se
lected in a similiar manner. When these
boards sought to enter upon their duties,
tbe old Board of Metropolitan Police
Commissioners and tho municipal au
thorities declined to surrender their
power, holding t hat the laws under which
the Legislative appointees proposed to
act were unconstitutional. The case was
heard in the Supreme Court of this county
and to day a decision was rendered sus
taining the Metropolitan Commissioners
and the municipal authorities. Judge
Taylor ruled in favor of the new ap
pointees and Judge Ifowe and Walker in
opposition. The case will now be
taken to the Supreme Coutt of the
A Deliberate Assassin.
Charleston, W. Va., March 25.—0n
Saturday Thomas Woods, living in Lin
coln county, sent word to his stepmother,
Mrs. Woodson Woods, that one of her
neighbors across the hill was sick, and
wanted her to come immediately, lie
concealed himself behind a tree near the
path, to await her coming, and when
alie approached, stepped out, fired a
revolver full at her left breast,
the bullet taking effect just
below the nipple. She fell
to the ground. To make sure of his
work, Woods shot her again in the neck.
Shortly afterwards ehe recovered suffi
ciently to give an alarm, which was
heard by men getting out cross-ties, who
went to her assistance, accompanied by
Woods, who professed entire ignorance
of the matter. She was conscious and
related the story of the bhooting.accusinß
Woods of being her assassin, and died
afterwards. Woods is now in custody.
Kongh on tnc toul-Hlncra.
Philadelphia, March 25 —A special
to the Press says: An announcement
was posted to-day at all the collieries in
the Pittßton region, including those of
the Pennsylvania Coal Company, Le
high Valley Coal Company and of the
small companies and individual opera
tors, notifying the men of a suspension
of six weeks' duration. This will bo a
terrible blow to the men, who for
months have put in very Bhort time,
and are now in a very poor condition.
About 10.000 men and boys are affected
by this suspension.
A Snot Well Taken.
LounrviLLX, Ky., March 25. — Near
Mount Vernon. Ky., on Saturday. ,lames
Baker shot and mortally woundeil Moses
Gatlift". Gatlifi's wife had run away
with another man, and Gatliff pursued
and re-captured her. At the depot
where they were to take the train, he be
gan beating her. Baker remonstrated
and Gatliff shot at him. Bnkertheii
shot Gatliff, wounding him fatally and
surrendered to the Sheriff.
Hovi iih ins of Cleveland A Co.
Havana, March 25 — Ex-President
Cleveland and party have been visited
by both the lutendent of the Treasury
and the Director-General of Marine.
The tourists started yesterday for the
1 Santa Koea estate, belonging to Sefior
Moer. Ex-Postmaster-General Dickin
-1 son remained at the hotel, being slightly
indisposed. He is entirely well again,
(iaudanr and Teenier.
Boston, March 25 —This afternoon
St. John, the backer of Gaudaur, tele
graphed to Teemer that Gaudaur accepts
his challenge to row a series of races for
$500 asideon each,providing thatTeemer
makes the distance two, three and four
miles, Gaudaur to name the first course,
Teemer the second, and the two to toss
for the choice of the third.
The "Black Knot" Ultcace.
Dayton, March 25.—Horticulturists
who have returned from Ross county, re
port that a disease known as the "Black
Knot," is devastating the blue nlum
orchards in that vicinity, and that grow
ers of damson plums have already cut
down 50,000 dead trees and burned them.
Peach and red plum trees are about
ready to bloom.
flrutnl Prize Fight.
LIVERPOOL, Ohio, March 25. — A brutal
prize fight took place in West Virginia,
opposite this city, early this morning,
between George Shati'jr and William
Baxter. They fought thirteen rounds,
punishing each other severely. In the
last round Baxter was knocked senseless,
and failed to respond when time was
called. About seventy persons witnessed
Bull Butter Seized.
New Haven, Conn., March 25.—The
Internal Revenue Collector to-day seized
11,000 pounds of oleomargarine at the
factory of N. J. Nathan & Co., in this
city. The seizure was made by order of
the Washington authorities and neither
the collector nor the firm understands
the nature of tho charges.
The Ureat Short Stop.
Washington, March 25.—The Post to- ,
morrow will say: "John Montgomery
Ward will play in Washington next sea
son. The question has been settled be
yond dispute and only requires Ward's t
signature to the contrast to complete it.
This will be given within a few days."
A Fruternal Shooting Scrape. <
Watebtown, Dakota, March 25.—An 6
old feud existing between Ed and John i
White, brothers, culminated this after- c
noon in a quarrel between them, John .
being assisted by Patrick Donnelly. Ed
drew a revolver and shot both, but neither
fatally. All three have been arrested. B
He Struck: a Pole.
Oodkn, March 25.—Last night Pat
O'Hara, for twenty years an engineer on
the Central Pacific, but recently entered
upon the Ogden street motor car service,
met his death by striking his head
against an electric light pole while look
ing out from his car.
The Deadly Kinpty Gun.
St. Pai-i., March 25.—Believing the
revolver he held to be empty, William
Clincbman, aged 15 years, this afternoon
snapped it at Birdie Lucas and the bullet
lodged in her brain. The bullet was ex
tracted and the girl is alive, although
Dropped Dead at Hit Post.
Rochester, N. V., March 25. —Levi
I*wis, one of the oldest engineers on the
New York Central kropped dead on his
engine near Chili to-night. It is sup
posed that heart disease was the cause.
Inauguration Damp Did It.
Washington, March 25.—The case of
ex-Representative Peter Paul Mahoney,
of Brooklyn, has taken a decided change
for the wor'ie, and it is feared he cannot
survive mi.eh longer.
MRS. BEECHER STOWE.
Like Dean Swift, She " With
ers From the Top."
A GENIUS BECOME IMBECILE.
The Gifted Authoress Fallen Into
.Second Childhood, Just as
Her Father Did.
I Associated Press DiSDatches to the Herald. |
Ni;w York, March 25,—A Hartford,
Conn., special says: It is now about six
months since Harriet Beecher Stowe was
brought as a dying invalid from Sag
Harbor to this city. Only the care of
her physician and the attentivo nursing
of her children brought her through the
illness. But Mrs. Stowe finally recov
ered of her ailments and is seemingly now
in as good health as she has ever been of
late years. The true mental condition of
Mrs. Stowe, although well known here
in Hartford, is seldom alluded to. It is,
however, a fact that Mrs. Stowe's mind
is shattered, and she is, at best, intellec
tually, now but a mere child. Her
iriends will not admit that she is
insane, nor that she is imbecile,
but her mind is almost com
pletely gone. Her memory is that of
a baby. When former dear friends visit
her, people whom she has known for
years, she greets them with the vacant
stare so indicative a symptom in cases of
that kind. Of course Mrs. Stowe's rela
tives view all this with a feeling of dis
may, but they have now become recon
ciled to the change and her whims are
treated with the utmost tendernees. For
pome time it waß given out that Mrs.
Stowe did not recognize her friends be
cause of failing eyesight, but this excuse
is no longer alluded to, and the fact that
she is no longer mentally capable is
recognized by everyone. It was also, for
a long time, thought to be an attribute of
genius when Mrs. Stowe showed these
idiosyncracies. but the genius which
made "Uncle Tom's Cabin" has departed.
The father of Mrs. Stowe, Key. Lyman
Beecher, passed the closing years of his
life with a cloud resting over his mind.
His symptoms were greatly similar tc
those which now affect Mrs. Stowe.
THE «• NM.I. I'ttAl VS.
IHajor I ) ki r. the Superintend
ent, on Trial for Carelcsnnekn.
New Yokk, March 25 —The trial of
Major Lydecker, charged with culpable
neglect of duty when superintending the
construction of the aqueduct tunnel, be
gan to day. The proceedings opened
with the reading of the order convening
the court and a charge of neglect of duty
to tbe prejudice of good order and dis
cipline, which is supported by six speci
fications, which set out the faulty work
in the tunnel, and the failure of the de
fendant to exercise care in Ub superin
tendence. After the specifications had
been read. Mcjor Lydecker pleaded not
guilty. He denied all responsibility for
j the character of the work, while'
admitting that it was defective in
several particulars. Then followed
i the reading of the contracts, orders, and
i other papers connected with the tunnel
work, after which Lieutenant Towneeud
testified that he tiad discovered a num
ber of pieces of bad woik, and one
case, where forty feet of dry packing
and cavities were found, the sub
inspector had been discharged and a
change made in the force of men.
Major Lydecker examined the reports
and went through the tunnel several
t mes with witness when he first re
ported, and afterwards he had known
ffhjse, visits to be two months apart.
About $100,000 would bo required to line
the tunnel, and while there were por
tions of which he was not afraid, on
the whole, he thought that the tunnel
would carry water in its present condi
(.oft 10 See It Through.
Wheeling, W. Va., March 25.—Gen
eral Goff, the Republican Gubernatorial
candidate, who received a majority o£
tho votes cast at the last election in this
State, and who is now engaged in a con
test bef >re the Legislature with Judge
Fleming to establish his claim, arrived
here thiß evening fcr a conference with
his friends in this part of the State. In
an interview this evening he asserted in
the strongest way his determination to
push his claim in all possible ways and
before all tribunals, and said he felt con
fident the Legislature would, from evi
dence he Ehould place before the special
committee, finally acknowledge the just
ness of his claim.
The Police and the Pufi,
Minneapolis, March 25. —Chief of
Police Brackott has notified President
Loomis of the DeSoto Club that the
Needham-Gilmore fight, set for to-night
at that club-house, must not come off.
warrants for the arreßt of the princi
pals have been sworn out and are now
in tho hands of the police. Owing to
this interference tho fight has been
postponed. It will occur, however, be
tween this date and Saturday, in this
A Mexlcau fioee to Sleep on tbe
Saul a Fe Track.
A Mexican by the name of Teodoro
Cordero was killed Saturday night by a
switch engine, on the Santa Fe line,
near the Kuhrts-street bridge. An in
quest was held on his body yesterday by
Early yesterday morning word was
sent to the surgeon of the Santa I V that
an accident had taken place and a
aian had been killed on the road.
When the locality of the accident
was visited by Dr. Ross and the authori
ties, blood was found along the track for
soma distanco, but the body could not be
found. It was subsequently ascertained
by the Coroner, who had begun a search
for the body, that It had been carried to
the undertaking rooms of Peck & Mc-
Coy, and that no one had thought to give
notice to the Coroner. The body was
carted from the place of the accident dur
ing the night.
The evidence takon before the Cor
oner brought out the fact that
the man had lain down on the track in
an intoxicated condition and had prob
ably gone to sleep. The engine was in
charge of Samuel Goldstein, who was
walking along in front. He suddenly
[ signalled to tbe engineer to stop, but be
fore it could be done the Mexican was
The man's head was crushed and one
arm was cut off. The Coroner's Jury
brought in a verdict in accordance with
the above facts.
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