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No papers will be sent to subscribers by mall nuless the same have been paid for in advance. This rule IS Inflexible. Aybbs da Lykch. JOB PRINTING DEFAF.TMKNT—Owing to e«r greatly increased facilities we aro prepared to execute all kinds of job work In a superior manner. Special attention will be given to commercial and legal printing, and all orders will be T>-vimptlT filled at mode' St* rates. mOMMA*, APUIL, s, 188 V. An Era of Improvement—What the Easterner Sees. Contrary to general expectation, we have had a great deal of immigration and tourist travel to Los Angeles this year. The unusually mild winter at the East, the Presidential election, the over specu lation in country town lots, all led ue to look for a very slight trend of population of any kind in this direction this season. These causes have made the movement late, the immigration for pleasure and settlement has been more generally dis tributed over the State than in the past, bnt in Los Angeles we have had great multitudes of the best people of the United Statee, and tbe indications are that our remarkable increase of pop ulation, never really seriously arrested, will be greater than ever next Fall, Win ter and Spring, though, of course, it will be less in proportion than in the past. Very surprising ratios of advance are some times made in cities of ten thousand in habitants or less, wbieh of course cannot be maintained on larger figures, though the actual increment may be greater. Kansas City gave a notable instance of this in the decade between 1860 and 1870, her population having increased seven hundred per cent, in those ten years. Los Angeles, in the years since the census of 1880 was taken, has afforded even a greater study to those enrions in the phenomena of urban growth ; as, in (he last eight years, her peculation has increased from the 11,300 given her by the census of 1880 to cer tainly 85X00 in tbe current yearcf grace. We have had this large immigration, composed partly of persons who con- template actual settlement, and the rest of tbe tourist and valetudinary class, notwithstanding the fact that this region has been elaborately writ ten down, not ODly by the jour- nals published in this State which are inimical to the growth of Southern California, bnt by the piece of the East and Northwest. It is easy to under stand the animus of the North western press. Sui'h places as Kansas City, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and a score of others, were losing multitudes cf their best and most progressive citizens. Colorado, lowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and the other Northwestern States, have suffered co heavily in this respect that a natural fpleen intiired a large portion of the newspapers publishe d in them. It is not co easy to divine what inspired the press of New York City. For months the New York Herald lied about Los An geles ard Southern California with a vindictive nefs which it is hard to realize. That journal for a long period rarely let an occasion pass for originating para- graphs designed to injure this section, which parugrephs were extensively copied in the press of the whole country, and it also adopted the practice, where it did not originate this class of matter, of copying k when it had originated elsewhere. The pen of Mr. Charles Nordhoff, who wrote so many articles eulogistic of Southern California for the Tribune, in the Spring of 1872, v, hich articles he afterwards embodied in a book, was employed on the Herald in decrying this section at a time when it deserved twenty times the recognition he had ac corded it in the old days. The Anaheim which pleased him so greatly in 1872 is etill the Anaheim of that time, although vastly improved, while a score of Ana heime, and communities even mere populous and prosperous than Anaheim, have grown op, since his first visit to Southern California, in Los Angeles county. Maugie all this persistent misrepre sentation, intended to k.-tp people out of Southern California, and out of Los Angeles ccnnty in particular, the people of tbe East have come here in greater Bombers than Angelefios expected. They have ccme here because the press of tbis ccnnty has not been idle, and be cause the or.c hundred and forty thous and people from the Eastern States who have settled in Los Angeles county dur ing the past ten years have not lost the knack of writing letters to their old friends and associates in the old homes, and those letters have been pregnant with the truth. What have tbe new comers seen in Ixa Angeles? In the city they have seen an amount of public improvements under way and accomplished, which has not been paralleled in any place on the American continent during the past twelve months, relatively speaking. They have seen a tremendous amount of new streets splendidly paved, and con verted into serviceable thoroughfares on the most modern principles. They look around and see one of the finest systems of cable cars in the world rapidly ap proaching completion, and find that it is being carried forward by the most enter THE LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING. APRU, 8, 1889. prising citizens of Chicago, who very rarely tackle a town which does not | exhibit striking evidences of vitality _, They see an elegant new city hall alr j0Bt ! ready for occupancy, and a fJOUIt . | house in course of COD . struction. On every tl)e j, m the evidences of the which have j been, during the. }ust twelve months, put into noble. Vmsicess blocks and ex quisite residences. On being told this is the ye?.r of the "basted" Doom—that all this was done after the so-called collapse —they draw a breath of astonishment and wonder what in thunder Los Ange les county would do with a full head on. Going out into the country they find that they cannot walk a mile without stumbling over a railway. They see railways to the right of them, to the left of them, before and behind them, and fiad that many of these tracks belong to the most high-sounding transcontinental railways in the country—the Southern Pacific, Atchison, Topaka and Santa Fe, and Sunset. Taking a square look at this country, so intersected with railways by which they can reach New York, via Sacramento, and the Central & Union Pacific, Kansas City via the Atchison, and New Orleans, via the Sunset, they realize that they are gazing upon acres that discount the old land of Goshen—acres that will bear every thing gtown upon the footstool, from the orange, lime and pomegranate to the cereals, the fruits of the temperate zone, and the potato, and they naturally conclude that Los Angeles has been very much lied about in the eastsrn and northern and central California press. When they reflect that the three million six hundred thousand acres of Los Angeles county are washed for nearly a hundred miles by the waters of the Pacific Ocean they at last—at least those of them that have any sense —real- ize the future of this city and county, and know that its possibilities are as illimita ble as they are charming. That settles, once for all, tne abuse of the eastern and upper California press. Evading Away the New Charter. We are assured that the City Attorney will advise the Council to have all work in the Street Department done under the Vrooman Act. It is manifestly not safe, he thinks, to operate under the new Charter in regard to street work, and thus a very important part of that in strument is practically wiped out. The position now taken by the City Attorney and lawyers generally was taken by the Herald before the Charter was sub mitted to the people. It was claimed that any provision in the Charter con flicting with a general law would not stand, and that the street article raised such a conflict. This is one part of the charter officially given up. Others will come aloDg. The general act estab lishing and defining municipal corpora tions is the next law that will be found to stand in the way of the constitution ality of another portion cf the Charter. When it comes to test that part of the Charter, the City Attorney will not be able to give it up as easy as he has the street article; for that will go to the very root of the city government, and revolu tionize or wipe out every office in it. We cannot say that we admire the policy which the City Attorney has indicated in giving up the street article without a struggle. We ought to know from the highest author ity just what can be depended upon as valid in the new Charter, and the only way to arrive at that knowledge is by acting under it until every doubtful point is reached and challenged. It was the street article in the new Charter that , recommended it most favorably to our ! people. We doubt if it would have re ; ceived a majority vote had it not been i for the plan of improving streets i which it provides. For the friends ■ of the Charter par excellence to now , let its most important provisions go without a struggle, doesn't speak ; much for their sincerity. There was good sense in the argument used in de fense of the constitutionality of the street article at the time it was originally dis cussed. It was claimed that City Char ters being special measures could only be made obnoxious to the constitutional inhibition where they conflicted with general laws that could be practically made to work in all cities. No one pre tends that the Vrooman Act tits this city, or that it can be made to practically work here efficiently and economically. Hence the courts would probably bold that the street article was not necessarily invalid. A broad in terpretation of that p.rt of the Constitution which requires City Char ters to conform to general laws, would be to confine its reference to such general laws as relate to cardinal rights—such as the right of eminent domain, the right of free speech, etc. A general street law is an absurdity. There are no two cities in the State where the same provisions for streets would work as well in one as in the other. A law that would do for Oakland would not fit San Francisco, and a law that would do for San Francisco would not do for Los An geles. We regret that our City Attorney does not feel that it would be best for all concerned to put the Charter to a thorough test by operating under it in all matters. Is Pennsylvania the law of conspiracy is rigidly applied to coal miners in their strikes against reduction of wages. New Jersey is now proceeding against the officers of the workers in glass for con spiracy in advising the men to strike. Why ie it that conspiracy is a crime in workmen who combine to maintain the rate of wages, but that it is no offense against the law for the owners of mines to combine to reduce the wages of the poor workmen ? Is it not conspiracy to shut down mines to limit production and raise the price of coal ? If not, why not? If it is against tbe public interest to permit combina tions that lead to strikes, is it not more co to allow combinations that produce fam ine ? What is the Standard Oil Trust but a conspiracy to crush competition and to regulate the price of this product? What is the glass pool put a conspiracy, en j^ ur -sftd and protected by a high tariff - force prices up and force wages down ? What is every combination or "arrange ment" that arbitrarily fixes the prices of necessaries of the people but a conspir acy against the public welfare? Murat Halstead has been boosted into so conspicuous a position by the vengfful vote of a certain line of United States Senators that it is very probable the Republican party in Ohio will put him forward as a candidate for Governor. This might be gratifying t } the pride of the rejected editor; but we submit that Halstead can do more to get even with his Senatorial enemies and to reform the abuses that have obtained in elections for United States Senators by sticking to his editorial chair. He can wield greater and more effective power at the head of his paper than he can in any political office to which he could be called. Some of the Washington dispatches accredit Osborne to the Los Angeles Times: whilst a New York paper gives the Lob Angeles Express credit for first bringing out the Murchison letter. These two blunders about balance things be tween the two papers. A SCENE In the Executive Off Ice at Sacra- j ■ncnto. Assemblyman YouDg, of San Diego, entered the Governor's office one morn ing, and handing a formidable looking paper to Waterman, told him it was a memorial urging him to appoint certain parties to the Superior Judgeehips.created in San Diego by the bill then pending. Watsrman —It's no use. I've picked out two men for them places. Young—Perhaps when you see that the entire bar of San Diego and the lead ing citizens of the county generally, have recommended the gentlemen whose names I have urged upon yon, you will consider it best to defer to their wishes. Waterman—l defer to nothing. I know what I want, and don't care who the lawyers may wish to force into judgeships. I have the power to appoint and shall exercise it. Young—You have the power fo ap point ; but you should exercise that power in a way to be consistent with your duty toward the people. The Governor was waxing furious, and reared and stamped around the office. He then exclaimed: "I want you to know, sir, that I am Governor o this Slate," and repeated this so often that Mr. Young got tired of it and quietly said to him that he was glad to know that such was the case from himself, for it was generally believed outside of the Executive Office that Bo ruck was the Governor. Then commenced a scene that could only be equalled in a lunatic asylum. Waterman foamed and fumed, and stamped on the floor, and grew louder and louder in his asseveration that he was Governor —he, none but he. He pitched into Boruck and Martin, and finally rushed into his private sanctum and locked himself in. TO LOS ANGELES. Another Overland Railroad to this Another overland railroa d to Los An geles is announced, and those at the back of it say that they mean business, and will do more construction work than they will talking. The projectors are Eastern men named Messrs. H. B. Chamberlain, J. C. Montague, Jno. Hurlbut, S. S. Harper. F. W. M. Brow, Phil T. Feldham and Ben B. Lower, and they have incorporated at Denver with a capital stock of $2,000,000. The new line is to be called the Den ver, Colorado City and Pacific Railroad Company, and as st present outlined will run as follows: From Grand Junction, in Mesa county, Colorado, down Grand river to a junction in Green river as nearly as possible upon the water-grade to be hereafter established, through tbe Territory of Utah and the States of Ne vada, California and the Territory of Arizona; thence to the mouth of the Colorado river at a point where it empties into the Gulf of California, and by the most feasible route to San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco; and also to build a line of railroad from the junction of Green and Grand rivers, running north up the valley of Green river by the most feasible route tor a junction with the Union Pacific. The projectors are very sanguine übout the affair, and, in the figures they have drawn up, estimate a through annual travel of 50,000 passengers, at two and a half cents a mile, yielding a revenue of $12,500,000. To this tbey add $750,000 for local travel, and $4,000,000 for freight receipts, bringing the total up to $6,000, --000. On the other side they estimate the expenses as follows: Cost of main tenance, $750,000; rolling-stock, $545,000; transportation,sl,soo,ooo; miscellaneous, $205,000; a total of $3,000,000, thus leaving a net balance ncr annum of $3,000,000. Th c coe-t of constructing and equipping the proposed road is estimated at $30,000,000. The Sunset Hotel. The Sunset Hotel, five miles north of Santa Monica, is to be at once pushed to completion. It will be remembered that it was started last year, and about $23,000 worth of work and material put into it. Then tbe contractor failed, and nothing has been done to finish the building since. Fresh contracts have, however been made, and during the present week workmen will be again employed on the building, this time lo remain until its completion. Went to San Diego. Mr. T. E. Stillman, Mrs. Hopkins- Searles and General Freight Agent Rich ard Gray, of the Southern Pacific, did not return to this city from Redlands on Sunday night as was arranged. They, instead, had their special hauled over to San Diego, and spent yesterday in and about the Coronado. They returned to Los Angeles during the night, and will pursue their journey to-day. Prematurely Gray. He is under thirty, you hear folks say ; But why on canh has his hair turned gray: The story's best told by separate hairs; Five were turned by his love afTalra. A race account, for another's hue; And a fall in stocks for one or two. ' oclttails aocount for, well eleven; And s game of draw for twenty-seven. (Twas enough to turn tee stoutest hair; A royal flush and kings two pair. One of the Jade's uukiudett flings; He was the one that held the kings ) Late hours, too, for more aocount;— And four ara due to a bronco mount.— Seven we'll credit to pressing debt*; And twice that numbor to cigarettes. In lact you will Hnd thia an excellent plan;— Just reason it out by the simple way; It his years are few and his hsirs are gray. —IT. K. Tour. UNION DYNAMITARDS. Their Attempt to Blow Up Stevenson's Brewery. ONE CONSPIRATOR SQUEALS. Hp Makes a Clean Breast of the Whole Plot to Inspector Byrnes, of Now York. i Associated Press Dlsuatches to the Herald. I Nbw York, April 7.—The explosion, presumably of a dynamite bomb, which occurred February Bth in the area of Stevenson's brewery, has been found to be the work of L&bor Union men, four of whom are in custody at police headquar ters. One of the four men Inspector Byrnes has in charge confessed and told of the guilt of the other three. The in former is Henry A. Fitzgerald, formerly walking delegate of the Ale and Porter Brewery Employes' Protective Association who compose Local Assembly B,.'!!K), em braced in District Assembly 49, Knights of Labor. The men implicated and who are in custody are John O'Connell, Presi dent of the Local Assembly; Patrick F. Close and Thomas Reardon, members of the Executive Committee. O'Connell was President of tbe Executive Com mittee and ' undertook to bring Stevenson to terms. Tbe prisoners con stituted the committee at the time of the , explosion. According to the informer's statements, the committee went about to ' invent some scheme whereby Stevenson would be made to recognize the Uniou ' and discharge the non-Union men. The first plan was to Bend Union men to the I brewery to apply for work- and state that they were not attached to the Union. Tho men who might secure employment ; under this disguise were to place grease •in the beer and ale vats. Several i applicants who visited the brew i cry failed to get employment. I The conspirators, then, contrived to blow up the brewery. The engine of deetruc ' tion, it was planned, should be exploded iin the engine-room. An opportunity to i reach the engine-room was not afforded the conspirators, and the dynamite was finally used in the area. The detectives who have been on the case learned ■ recently that O'Connell stated at a meet ing that it was one thing to blow up the brewery, and another to prove it. Inspector Byrnes, after securing Fitzger ald's confession, took him before the grand jury on Friday, where he repeated his confession, and indictments were found. THE CASHIER UOES TO CANADA, But Feather* Hl* Meet Well Before Taking- t light. CHICAGO, April 7.—A special despatch from Anoka, Minn., says: The doors of the First National Hank closed last even ing. The cashier is in Canada. There is a woman in the case. P. F. Pratt, ' the cashier, went to Minneapolis a 1 week ago laßt Thursday, and on Friday 1 the bank officials were startled by I a notice from the Merchants' Hank of St. Haul that the account of the First National was overdrawn $20,000. A mes senger was at once dispatched to St. Paul and the discovery was soon made t that Pratt had drawn out about $8 000 due the bank, and about twice as much more on his check. The bank examiner was notified and gave the books a hasty ' overhauling. Enough was learned ito show that matters were in a i bad way and that Pratt is short i nearly $100,000. Not knowing wheD or where the end might be, the directors concluded to place the bank in the hands of the examiner, and he will appoint a receiver. It is impossible yet to tell the extent of Pratt's villany. * The bank's correspondents, both in New York and Chicago, also allowed him to overdraw the amount of $15,000. In addition to this, he raised about $30,000 on his personal note endorsed by Mrs. Nelland, an aged widow residing in Dayton, who trusted Pratt to manage her business matters to a large extent. It also appears that Pratt, iv company with H. S. Sparks, of this city, had been speculating ia wheat, and Sparks' account is overdrawn $10,000. Last summer the good people of Anoka were horrified to learn that I'ratt was on intimate terms with a handsome young woman of doubtful reputation. The scandal soon became public property, and his wife took her two children and went to Bos ton, where they have since resided. Soon after this, the grass-widow also diaap appoared, but it is alleged she has since lived in Minneapolis, where Pratt sup ported her and "their illegitimate child. There was quite a contest in the bank directory at the January meeting over his position on account of this scandal, but it was finally decided he should close up certain business matters with which he was familiar before severing his con nection with the institution. It is be lieved his stealings began at that time. The President of the First National Bank is H. L. Ticknor, a well known business man cf this city and one of the pioneers of the Northwest. The capital stock of the bank was $50,000. Unless matters prove worse than expect ed, depositors will probably be paid in full. As yet no step has been taken to hunt the absconding cashier, but a reward for hie capture will probably be offered at once. As he has had a week's start he is undoubtedly safe in Canada. It is learned that he disposed of all his property in this vicinity some time ago. More Settlers lor Oklahoma. Chicago, April 7.—A meeting, under the auspices of the Chicago Oklahoma Settlers' Association, was held here to day, for the purpose of organizing a colony to locate in the newly opened territory. Two hundred men enlisted. It is intended to start the members from this city April 20th. They will reach the Indian Territory line on the evening of April L'lst, and enter Okla homa at noon next day. The chairman of the meeting gave a glowing description of the new Territory, and a cowboy who had been across it several times spoke of the dan gers the new settlers will have to avoid. Newspaper clippings were also read stat ing that there were more men waiting to enter the Territory than there were homesteads, and there would, doubtless, be much fighting. Notwithstanding these discouragements every man present sig nified his intention of going ahead. Xbe Savannah Fire. Savannah, Ga., April 7.—ln addition to tbe property mentioned aa burned out by last night's lire, four stores, run ning west from Barnard street, and facing west on Broughton street, were destroyed. Three of these buildings were the prop erty of J. D. Weed, and were well in sured. These four buildings were occupied as a crockery store, general merchan dise, a furniture store, and household | furnishing goods. The loss is estimated at )100,000, well insured. In all the total number of buildings bnrned is esti mated at fifty. No loss of life or serious Injury to the person occurred, and last night's dispatch covered the conflagra tion so fully that little or nothing is left unsaid. Sayan April 7.—At midnight tbe total loss is estimated at $750,000; total insurance, $500,000. UOINIi TfIKUUUH I'Hi: lettehs A Hallway mall Clerk found Rob- bine ilie iJnui.. St. Pail, April 7.—Herbert C. Stout, railway mail clerk on the route betweeu St. Paul and Council Bluffs, was arrested by a Postaflice inspector and a deputy marshal lust night. Stout is charged with robbing the mails, and it is sup posed that he has been very Fiiccespful in his operations during the pus - year. He was arrested iv the act of making off with two packages of letters, and had been spotted by marked money in decoy letters. Stout's brother is a Methodist minister in this city. His family are prominent and highly respected. An Exploring: Party. Evansville, Ind., April 16, —A strong newspaper syndicate, composed of some of the leading dailies in America, has just been consummated by A. J. Miller, of this city, for the purpose of a scientific exploring expedition to the unfrequented portions of Central America. The ex pedition will consist of Mr. Miller as manager, Professor Darragb naturalist and taxidermist, Prof. J. Roy Brown geologist and William H. Venable, of Atlanta. This is the second journey made by Mr. Miller through Central America and his experience and famili arity with the natives, their language and customs, will be valuable to the present enterprise in exploring Ameri ca's '"dark continent " The American Tract Society. Washinoton, April 7.—The Washing ton anniversary of the American Tract Society was celebrated in tbe church of the convent this evening. The attend ance was large, including Secretary Win dom and other prominent officials. Rev. Dr. Shearer, the Secretary, read the abstract of the year's operations, show ing the total receipts to be |29,00O; ex penditures a little short of that sum. About. 150 new publications have been added. Unfortunate Fishermen. Nbw York, April 7 —Several hundred men bound for City Island on a fishing trip, got, off the Harlem River Branch Railroad train at Barstow to-day. Thov then got on six ordinary horse cars and two flat care on the Pelham Park Bail road. One of the flat cars, on which sixty men were standing, while rounding a curve was overturned, the passengers thrown in every direction, and several were caught under the car. Fifteen mea were hurt severely. Jacob Hayes' oon dition is critical. An Old Eady Burned to Death. Steuhenvili.e, 0., April 7. —Bridget Kelly, a widow, aged 80 years, was left alone in her house yesterday afternoon by her granddaughter for a time. In some unaccountable manner the old lady's clothes caught fire, and when a hoy, passing by, noticed the smoke and summoned aid, the old lady's body was burned almost to a crisp. Riotous miners. PiTTsni'RG, April 7.—A Huntington, YV. Va., special, says a miners' riot occurred at Harter's creek, Lincoln county, yesterd-y afternoon, in which eight men were wounded with clubs and 6tones. Fortunately none of the partici pants were armed, or some lives would certainly have been sacrificed. Clearing-House Reports. Boston, April 7.—A table compiled from special dispatches to the Post from the managers of the leading clearing houses, shows the total gross exchanges for the week onding April oth to be $1. --103,102,885, an increase of 58 per cent, as compared with the corresponding week last year. Drawn Despite a I'oul, Peoria, 111., April 7. —Reddy Hen nessey, of Brooklyn, N. V., aud Dan Gallagher, of Fort Worth, Tex., fought a fix-round battle. Peven miles above this city, on Woodford county soil, this morn ing. Notwithstanding a terrible foul blow struck by Gallagher, tho fight was declared a draw. The Snlnta In Session. St. Joseph, Mo., April 7.—The World's Conference of Latter Day Saints was very largely attended. Nearly a thousand delegates are here already, England and Canada having the largest foreign representation. The Statehood claims of Utah Territory will be put in shape for presentation to Congress. One man Saved. Philadelphia, April 7.—The barge Sunrise, bound from Norfolk to New York, foundered during a heavy gale last night. Tbe Captain, his wife and two children and two seamen were lost. Joseph Coyle the remaining seaman, was saved. Manufactoiy Burued. Pittsburg, April 7.—The extensive axe, shovel and saw factories of Hubbard & Co., cf Forty-eighth street, were com pletly destroyed by fire this morning, entailing a loss of fully $500,000. The loss is nearly covered by insurance. Died of Empty Exchequer. Boston, April 7.—Tbe Advocate, the journal of the colored people of this city, owned and published by John D. Rowell, Jr., has suspended publication. Cause, tbe failure of many persons to pay money owing to the paper. Dined With the President. Washington, April 7.—The President and Mrs. Harrison entertained Governor and Mrs. Alger, of Michigan, and First Assistant Postmaster-General, and Mrs. Clarkson at dinner at the White House this evening. Dr. Webb on the Way. Chicago, April 7.—Dr. Seward Webb and his friends, en route for California and Alaska, reached Chicago to-night in their special palace train. After a stop of a couple of hours the journey was re sumed. A Hallroad Appointment. Chicago, April 7 —It is officially an nounced that John Sebastian has been appointed General Paymaster Agent of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railway, vice E. A. Holbrook, resigned. An Abolitionist Dead. Boston, April 7. —Lewiß Hayden, after a lingering illness with Bright's disease, died this morning. He was a well-known colored man, aud was active in the cause of the abolition of slavery. Choke Damp Explosion. Winnipeg, April 7. —An explosion of choke damp took place at the coal mines at Anthracite last week. A dozen men were more or less injured. A. RUN THROUGH FLAMES. Terrible Experience on a Passenger Train. SPEEDING OVER BLAZING TIES,- Surrounded by a Sea of Fire, the Ensrineeer Makes a Successful Dash for Life. Associated Press Biswitches to the Herald. I Citamll kh lain, Dak., April 7.—During tho terrible gale and fires of last week a train from tbe East had a terrible expe rience, two miles east of Mount VernoD. A destructive fire was raging at that point and the dust and smoke made the surroundings as dark as night. The engineer plunged the train intothe dark ness, and the first thing he knew he found the ties on fire for m srly a mile ahead. He checked the train, fearingto advance lest he should find no track; and there, in the suffocating smoke and heat, with blazing ties under ne.ith the train and flames on each side of tbe track, the crew Bought to ex tinguish the flames and save the train. The passengers became excited, and pleaded to be released from the death by fire or suffocation that seemed so near at, hand. For a time escape seemed im possible, and several of the passengers gave up. Several ladies prayed aloud, and on all faces were pictured the fright natural to mankind when death appears to be only a few moments hence. The train crew and passengers worked heroic ally. Men bent forward, gasp ing for breath, felt their way to the tender, and found water to dash on the burning ties, while othere went ahead of the engine to see whether it wns safe to move ahead. Behind the road was on fire as far as the eye could see, while ahead all was darkness and mystery, but it was death to linger in that cauldron of fire, and when their sur soundings either meant movingor death, the effort was seen to be worth the at tempt and a start was made. The sus pense and horror of the few moments icqriired to pass over the burning track and through tbe terrible heat and smoke cannot be expressed, but the train finally pulled out of the flames into fresh air and safety. the isrnmiAN situation. Urcat Suffering, but yet Order and Quiet Prevalent. Havauna (via Galveston), April 7. — Since the suspension of work on the canal over 8,000 laborers have been re patriated from the Isthmus. Consular invett ; ga(ion shows that there are still over 3,000 persons on the line of works who are in a desti tute condition. Some deaths from starvation have already been reported and it ib feared that many more will oc cur, if pro/t.p' measures aie not taken by the Government to send the peeple back to their homes. Negroes and chil dren are the worst sufferers. Despite (he great distress good order prevails. BOITEANGER IN BRUSSELS. Coquetting With Bonapartlsts-Slg. uillcancrnf the I rague Trial*. Brussels, April 7—The Independence Beige maintains, in spite of denials, that General Boulanger vieited Prince Victor Napoleon yesterday and to-day. Paris, April 7. — La Fiance demands the expulsion of General Boulanger. All the newspapers admit tbat the result of the trial of the leaders of the Patriotic League is a rebuff to the Gov ernment. The Boulangists are exultant over the outcome of the trial. Le Temps counsels tbe Government to consider well the responsibility involved in the trial of General Boulanger. VICTORIA NEWS. /luOld.Tlrjic Murder-A Mining- Ex. pert and Regular Bilk. Victoria, B. C, April 7.—Last night's steamer brought down an Indian accused of committing murder seven years ago. The man he murdered shot the prison er's wife, and he in turn was shot dead. George Henderson, who has figured in this province for the past three years as a mining expert and who swindled his creditors here out of $15,000, it is stated, has secured heavy advances from East ern capitalists who are operating in the Lake Superior region. A CUE TO THE EIUPEROR. An Ex-Diplomat Deapises Onr Navy and Advocate! Heprlaala. Shanghai, April 7.—Wou Kwang Pei, formerly of tbe Chine-e embassy at Washington, advocates the expulsion of every American in the service of China as a reprisal for the exclusion of China men from America. In a memorial oh the subject he lefers with contempt to the American navy, which he declares would be powerless in an aggressive movement. Ex-Poat Fncto Camion. New York, April 7.—El wood T. Welles, President of the International Company of Mexico, to day, referring to the question "What do you really know about the recent gold discovery in Lower California?" said: "We really know nothing more than what we s«e in the newspapers. None of our agents have mads any report to us, because they were otherwise em p'oyed for the company. Mv own belief is, that whatever may be found, there will not justify any rush such as is made for the placer diggings." Done by a Detective Switch. Chicago. April 7.—A defective switch threw the four rear coaches cf an inward bound Baltimore and Ohio passenger train between Colehour and South Chicago this morning with terrific violence against several coal-oil tank cars standing on the side tracks and broke them to pieces. One man was killed and a dozen others injured, two or three of them severely. Sbot on Mi I p hoard. Nkw York, April 7.—A boarding house runner named Anderson was shot and instantly killed to-day on board the Norwegian bark Emring, from Brazil by the mate of the bark, Osmond Thol sen. It is said the murdered man was trying to induce sailors to desert. Fatal Quarrel In Midstream. St. Louis, April 7.—Larrv McDonald and John Schneider quarelled while in a email skiff in the middle of the river to day. Schneider was thrown into the water and drowned. Tlie Weary Tramps. jji Sacramento, April 7.—The sixth day of the walking match Btarted with the following score: Howorth, 180; Mcln tyre, 148; More, 154; Vint, 168; Tavlor, 105; Ahern,l49; Williams, 110: Klatt' i4y.