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WEDNESDAY, APRIL. 24, 18 «■
A Travesty of Los Angeles County.
Mr. Ward, the Secretary of the Los
Angeles Chamber of Commerce, has jaet
returned from San Francisco. While
there he looked in at Ihe Loe Angeles
exbihit at Uμ State Hoard of Trade, aDd
his account of it ie certainly not encour
raging. According to Mr. Ward, it is
poor and raltrr. Certainly, if ;t is worth
while to have a display at all, it should
be a thorough one. The premier county
■cf the semi-tropic region of the United
States cannot efferd either to be mierer
resented or to be poorly represented. If
ebe aj ppare at all, eke ought to show up
handsomely. Strange to ray, eon?e of
the poorest eouutes of the Bt*ie, in range
of products, so far outshine Loe An
gelas county that, as she ia now rep
resented, it looks like a crime
to u»vu her represented at all.
The * arm Mi of oar indignation at
her prefect exhibit is based upon the
iact that it ie inadequate, to the point of
imbecility, in management and showa a
most pitiful paucity in display.
This county onght to be royally repre
sented in an exhibit which aime to
challenge, in the principal city of the
Pacific Coast, the attention of visitors
from all qnarters of the United States
and of tbe world. Our products em
brace nearly every range of both the
tropic, the atd the temperate
xonee. At the New Orleans Exposition of
HM the Los Angeles exhibit took the
sweepstake piemium for apples, while
Riverside toik th« sweepstake premium
for orancet. These verdicts wtra wrung
from indifferent and even hostile judges
apkinet tbe wcild. If Duarte had been
imbued with a competitive spirit,
each as she should have bad, the
snptenoacy of River* ide in the citrus
Onus would have been questionable.
But at all events, the sweepstake pro
mi urn over the oranges of the widespread
earth was nwerded to the limited citrus
territory embraced in Loa Angeles and
Sen Bernardino counties.
The Lee Angeles wine and brandy ex
hibit at tbe New Orleans Exposition was
something to excite tbe pride of our citi
zens. The most conspicuous thing in tbe
distinctively United Slates exhibits at
that famous gathering cf all countries and
races was tbe booth of Mr. £. J. Bald
win. Hie brandies and wines, in most
attractive array, extorted the applause uf
tbe visiting hundreds of thousands.
Kant* Anita became there as much of a
hootehold word for these Los Angeles
specialties ac tbe Santa Anita stables
have since become on all the race courses
of the United States.
When it comes, however, to figuring
on U c exhibit of tbe State Board of
Trade, now being held in the Grand
UuU 1, at San Francisco, our people seem
to have become paralyzed. Mr. Ward
informs us that, instead of the royal wine
*nd brandy exhibit of the Santa Anita
and San Gabriel and Sunny Slope
wineries, which one would naturally ex
pect to see tbeie, there are only twenty
five bottles of wine from the cellars of
Mr. W. H. Workman. In addition, there
are three email glass jars of walnuts, one
photogreph of an orange orchard, six
views cf loglowood, ten poor lemoDH, one
box ot email dried prunes, one box of
dried peaches, one box of raisins and one
box of dried plains, and all small —all
email to tbe point of nausee.
This litfirarly travesty of Los
Angeles County ii all that ap
pears in an exhibition of Los An
geles products which ie visited by quite
five tinbdred people a dwy.
Si rtiiy it ix high time that our people
htniiiid be arcueed to the necessity of
•ill «-r fe\ering themselves from any con
nection with the State Beard of Trade, or
u< bfirg tit inyly ri?| relented in its collec
tion ! One or the other of the horns of a
dilemma presents its point to the motu
oMiiKC. H<rewe have the most opulent
rfgion cf that section which i
jnoet varku*!y endowed with itoesibili
ties mid achieved realities of production,
riiwring io a mott humiliatiDg iight.
Killer withdraw the lxn Angeles ex
hibits, (it make them commensurate with
cur manifold wealth and production
Tl h is the dictate both of pride and
common geoso. W: wonder if the trav
eling /-how in the Fast is regulated on the
same principle. The Angelefio, who ia
no< an m«, ought to know that the north
ern and central counties are being
j.Uir.l for mll tiiny are worth by rail
meji and DfiwnpuptMe, *nd that the
Kistfrnwr Ia heiJ)K eodnlously imbued
■ l. tin-idee that in both climate and
|vim) action there in no difference between
B'anbiiUH *od Eldorado and I.o« Ange
fee and B*n Beruanlioo counti«a.
It U high tinit) |>iat we should take
nut act: M in tlm linejof vindicating this
We should either withdraw
fijcu participition in the State L'oard ex
- retnforc* cr*dll*b)y our |»*rt of
tit* ampin ; or, what ia »till better, and
it man rel iahlr, «re ougt:t t<; <■ rganixe
•*r .i*n MbiDiu, not ooly ia this SUt*
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THE LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD: WEDNESDAY MOitNING, APRIL 24. 1889.
Tne Genesis of a New State.
One hundred thousand people entered
Oklahoma at noon yesterday, to take up
land that would only go round to one-
enth of that number. Contrary to ex-
pectation, the great rush was made with
out collisim and without bloodshed, as
far as heard from at the present writing.
A few of the first honest boomers, who
cocscientiously waited till the time was
up, seem to have secured claims. But
as near as we can now make out, a great
deal of shenanigan was practiced, and
lawless men crossed the Strip and
were on the forbidden ground in
advance of those who honestly
waited for the appointed time. The
townsite business was manifestly a fraud.
The people who got into Guthrie at fif
teen minutes past noon found the lots
nearly all occupied with tents. It is evi
dent that fraud was practiced, for under
horrest conditions the best part of three
hundred and twenty acres of town lots
could not have been occupied in fifteen
minutes. Enough people were without
doubt upon the ground before noon to
grab tbe cream of the embryo town. This
may be accounted for in several ways.
Troops of speculators, "with gold-headed
canes," as the dispatches announced,
secured appointments as Deputy United
States Marshals, and went there as offi
cials, but in reality their object was to
steal a march on the honest boomers.
Then it is believed that the
railway companies and their em
ployes took advantage of their right to
be there to gobble up lots before the
legal time had expired. Thuß the honest
seekers after homes and town lots were
swindled out of their chances by unfair
means. The President's proclamation
opening the Territory was particular to
declare tbat any one who surreptitiously
entered Oklahoma before the hour of
noon on the 22d, would forfeit his right to
theland. It is needless to say that men
who were there by official license had no
right to take advantage of it to
take up lands. The Courts will
be very apt to vacate all entries
made by these parties. The indig
nation of the honest settlers, who have
been swindled out of their chances to
secure homes, will be very apt to give
these entries the benefit of a very live
ly contest. Of course, every man who
got into Oklahoma, in advance, under
false pretenses, stole the land he claims,
and the class of people who honestly
went there to get homes, and found
themselves forestalled by the land
sharks, will not rest quietly under so
barefaced a bwindle.
It would be a disgrace to the American
Government if wholesale fraud is to
triumph in the settling up of a new
State. If the reports are to be credited,
it will be the duty of the Government to
proceed at once to strip those fraudulent
boomers of their claimed rights. Noth-
ing but heroic measures will serve to
teach these conscienceless scoundrels
that they cannot get away with propeity
thuß impudently stolen.
The rush of yesterday is the first step
in the creation of a new State. The
Government will be compelled to open
the other Indian lands it has purchased
to the hundreds of thousands of Ameri
cans who want homes in that new Terri
tory. The impetus that has been given
to homeseekers by the Oklahoma boom,
will be followed np by a rush all along
the line to the territory still avail
able for settlement. In a few
months there will be enough
people there to organize the new State of
Oklahoma, and next winter we shall
perhaps hear of that Territoiy knocking
at the door of Congress for admission
into the Union. Let it not be said that
this last remnant of our imperial public
domain has gone into the hands of fraud
ulent grabbers, as the great bulk cf the
nation's patrimony went into the hands
of grasping coiporalions, through the fla
grant corruption of our law-makers.
Since the above was placed in type
we have received dispatches reporting
three or four claims collisions which re
sulted seriously; but these fracases
seem to have been exceptional. On the
whole, the good order attending this
unique affair was remarkable.
There seems to be a decided disposi
tion in certain quarters to dispute the
award of the site of the new Reform
School to Whittier. The contest is
sought to be made on the ground that
there is a provision in the act stating
that if any of the Commissioners shall
prove to be pecuniarily interested in the
location selected, the award shall be
void. Those who are disposed to raise this
issue, claim that Mr. Hervey Lindley.one
of the Commissioners, has large property
interests in the town of Whittier.
On the other hand, Mr. Lindley
claims that he disposed of his Whittier
real estate some time ago to his business
associates. It will be a very difficult
matter, 1 * under tha circumstances, to
make this allegation stick. Mr. Lindley,
besides, had tbe grace to avoid voting on
the selection, which wonld still further
complicate the problem.
The gentlemen appointed by the
Chamber of Commerce and Board of
Trade to agitate for the erection of a per
manent Exposition Building, effected an
organization yesterday. It was decided
to hold a mass meeting in furtherance of
the project Monday evening, although
the place has not yet been designated.
All the indications point to the carrying
out of a scheme that ought to have been
consummated long ago. The sooner our
people realize tbat they must blow their
own bazoo, and that if they do not, it will
not "be blowed," the better.
The Tribune of yesterday, with its
usual accuracy, refers to the telephone
and telegraph wires of New York Cily
as being cut down by the orders of Mayor
Grace. Of course our esteemed contem
porary is ignorant of the fact that one
Hugh J. Grant, an honest Democrat, is
Mayor of New York City, and that he
was preceded in that office by one
Abram 8. Hewitt, a c:ank Democrat, re
tired. But this is about as near as that
journal ever comes to a fact, Whether its
date be near or remote.
Ik the local columns of the Herald
appears a card from Bey. Father Peer
Verdagner, in rafereuce to a statement
which appeared in yesterday's Express
as to Scott's purported confession. Such
confidences are held by all ministers of
the Roman Cathoiic Church under the
seal of inviolable confidence, and even
in England, of late years, the courts re
spect them. One of the latest sensa
tional cases in that country was that in
which no less celebrated a nixn than
Monsignc r Capel figured—the Monsignor
Capel who was the Catesby of Disraeli's
novel, "Lothair." That noted ec
clesiastic had received from a penitent
some stolen property, with a request for
its rettorotion to its rightful owner. The
latter, net content with the recovery of
his property, eudetvorei to force a dec
laration of the name of the thief, em
ploying the courts for that purpose, but
ineffectually. There is no one point on
which a Catholic priest is mere inflexible
than in holding absolutely inviolable
everything that passes in the confes
sional. Our contemporary doubtless
erred inadvertently; and, we presume,
will cheerfully make the apology de
manded by Father Peter.
David McKtslat, the Hawaiian Con
sul at San Francisco, is on the list for
the appointment of Minister Resident
from the United States at Hawaii. It is
not a usual thing to send the accredited
agent of a foreign government back to
that government as the representative
minister of tho United States. AYe re
member that Anson Burlirgame waa
sent from this country in 1860 as Am
bassador and Minister-Plenipotentiary to
China, and soon aftar that he returned to
the United States with the blue button of
a Mandarin as Envoy Extraordinary of
the Emperor of China to Washington. In
that case it was China that established
the rule that the servant of one country
can be re'urned as Minister to the
country from which he had been origi
nally accredited. If McKinlay receives
the appointment to Hawaii, tbe Harri
son administration will follow a conspic
uous Chinese precedent.
The telegrams yestsrday seem to be
be unfavorable to the candidacy of Mr.
H. Z. Osborne for Pubiic Printer. The
Herald regrets this greatly, for, next to
seeing a good Los Angeles Democrat in
an important position at Washingt on, it
would like te see a Los Angeles Repub
lican of Osborne's manly and pleasant
type. The telegram of the Associated
Press to which wo refer has the more
significance because of tbe following
special, which recently appeared in the
San Francisco Examiner:
It begins to look as if California's
much-boomed candidate for Public
Printer, Editor Osborne of Los Angeles,
had either gone to Washington too early
or is staving there too late. Other Rich
monda p.ra in the field, and one of them,
Frank AY. Palmer of Chicago, has a tre
mendous pull in that he is an old fellow
member of Congress with Harrison, was
long editor of the Chicago Inter-Ocean,
was twice appointed Postmaster of Chi
cago, and the last time was bounced by
Mr. Cleveland for offensive partisanship.
That he has a strong influence with the
President cannot be denied. There are
surface indications, too, tbat tbe Presi
dent is not exactly pleased with KJitor
Osborne'e early presence in Washington
and persistent struggle to secure the cov
eted place. We begin to fear that our
esteemed co-worker in the field of useful
ness had better be coming home. We
presume, of course, that he would not
accept the traditional article of "old
clo\"
It has been alleged that Mr. Palmer
has declined to have his name mentioned
in connection with the office, but later
accounts do not sustain this statement.
Whatever shall prove to be the issue of
the contest, Mr. Osborne has made a
plucky and determined fight, and he can
come back to his newspaper and resume
his honorable vocation with colors flying.
The attitude taken by the editor of the
Timet in the struggle has undoubtedly
done much to handicap Mr. Osborne's
chances.
For some time past we have been
treated to the unwonted spectacle of a
division in the camp of the Chinese gam
blers. It is a case of that house divided
against itself which, the scriptures say,
cannot stand. We learn that similar dis
sensions will shortly appear in the Cau
casian gambling fraternity. All these
little matters will soon come to a head,
and then they will admit of intelligent
treatment in the columns of the Herald.
Doom of tho Cottony Cnthlon scale.
AYe have had a call from Albert
Koebele, who has returned from his
mission to Australia in quest of foes of
the Icerya. Mr. Koebele brings grand
news for those who have been beset by
this worst of all scales. He found it hard
to find specimens of Icerya in Australia
because of its destruction by other in
sects, and the beneficial insect which
mutt be credited with the chief part of
the good work is a small beetle of the
ladybird family (eoccineUida), which
in both the larval and perfect states
eats the scale, and. as a larva,
is especially hungry and persistant,
as is common with insects. Mr.
Koebele has brought a large quantity of
these beetles to California, and will dis
tribute them where the Icerya is found.
Some which he sent on some time ago to
Los Angeles are multiplying rapidly and
are cleaning out the scales before them.
The fly larva, which has been frequently
mentioned and brought here some time
ago, is also a scale-eater, but works
slowly aa compared with the ladybird,
which breeds continually through the
year end spreads with marvellous ra
pidity. We shall have further informa
tion on this suDject at another time.—
[Pacifies Kural Press.
The above important information fully
confirms many reports which have al
ready reached here from Australia, sev
eral of which have heretofore appeared
in the Hkrald. The little enemy of the
pest is multiplying at a rapid rate in the
orange groves of the county, and the bug
disappears before him in an astonishing
manner. It is a pity that a hundred
times more of the bug-eaters had not
been introduced here some time ago.
Had this been done, the cottony cushion
scale had even now been a thing of the '
past. Great efforts should now be made
and redoubled to procure a further and a
very liberal supply of this little friend of
the orange growers, in order that the pest '
may be speedily relegated to tbe limbo of -
things lost from the earth.
FROM WASHINGTON.
Captain Armes Heard In His
Own Behalf.
HE MAKES OUT A GOOD CASE.
Corporal Tanner Continues to Show
a Very Soft Side to the Pen
sion-Seekers.
Awoctated Preaa DlKnetchoa to the Hk«ald. I
Washington, April 23. —The opinion
gains strength that Frank Palmer, of Illi
nois, will be appointed Public Printer.
CONSULAR LECTURE ON TAXATION.
Charles Denby, United States Minister
to China, in his report to the Department
of Sta'e, says that the system of taxation
in China presents some decided contrasts
to the systems in other countries. Taxes
outside of Peking are paid on arable land
only, the tax vu-ying with the crop and
the quality of the soil. Inside of the
city of Peking, there is no tax on land,
houses, or personal prop3rty. Goods
brought through the city gates pay the
"Lekin" tax, but are exempt from taxa
tion afterwards. The only tax on land
and houses in Peking is on the
sale of real estate, tan pur
cent being cha'ged on the price
obtained for the property sold. There is
also a tax resembling license fees. Out
side of Pekin, Chinese subjects are lia
ble to be called on to perform certain
duties whenever the Emperor passes
through their districts, but this duty m .y
be avoided by the payment of a small
tax. All moneys spent on the public ac
count in Peking come from the Imperial
Treasury, and the expenditure is not
limited to the funds raise! by taxation
within the city. The bulk of the people
in Peking pay no taxes whatever. A
man who o ,vns his house and lot and his
implements of labor, enjoys his earnings
without toll or deduction.
The Minister closed with the following
comment on Chinese taxation as con
trasted with the system of taxation in
the United States: "How different this
condition is from that of our own cities,
where, sometime!, 3 per cent, on a high
valuation is exacted for public purposes.
To the absence of taxation of tap
body of the peeple may well be ascribed
the permanence of the government, tbe
tranquility and contentment of the
Chinese race. The lesson of the taxa
tion in China might be profitably studied
by the civilized world. But in view of
the National, State, county, township
and city indebtedness, piled mountains
high, the lesson must now be valueless
to the United States."
MORE OF "LOS" CBDED LANDS.
The act under which the Sioux Com
mission was yesterday appointed, is sim
ilar in its general objects, provision and
form to tbe act passod in the first session
of the Fiftieth Congress which the In
dians rejected, chiefly because of the un
satisfactory price and terms offered them
for Ihe lands to be ceded thereunder,
(he points of difference, summarized aro
as follows: Pine Ridgoreservation to bo
extended east eighteen or twenty miles,
and the Rosebud Reservation corres
pondingly reduced on the west. The
Findsrau Sioux, who may elect not to
take allotments on the great Sioux Reser
vation, are to be paid $125 per
acre, in lieu of allotments, instead
of fifty cents as previously provided.
Tho quantity of land to be allotted to
heads of families of the Sioux nation on
their diminished reservation, is double
the quantity previously provided. The
allotments in severalty are not to be
compulsory, except as to orphans, with
out the consent of the majority of the
male adults of the tribe. Every allottee
is made a citizen of the United States
and is given the benefit of, and made
subject to, the laws of the State or Terri
tory within which he resides. Heads of
families who desire to take allotments on
the ceded lands will recieve 320 acres,
instead of 160, and the Poncas get double
the quantity on their own reservation
that they would have been entitled to
under the former act. Horses (mares)
are to be substituted for oxen, in the dis
cretion of the Secretary ot the la
terior in the distribution of the
articles and things to be given to
the allotees, and $50 in cash" is to be
expended for their benefit. The Perma
nent Fund is increased from $1,000,000 to
$3,000,000, and, at the end of fifty years,
the fund is to be expended for the benefit
of the Indians, or distributed among
them. Religious societies must pay $1.25
per acre for any land they want, instead
of fifty cents. Ceded lands are to be
sold to settlers at $1,25 for the first three
years, at seventy-five cents for th > next
two years, and at fifty cents for the next
five years. Then the Government is to
pay for tho remsinder at the rate of fifty
cents an acre. The United States pays
$1.25 per acre for lands reserved for
school purposes, instead of fifty cents, as
provided in the previons suits.
The "Red Cloud" and "Leaf" bands
are to be paid for the ponies taken from
them in 1870.
BRITISH COMMERCE LOOKINU UP.
Consul General Waller, at London, in
his report to the Department of State,
says that there has bean a general re
vival of the trade and commerce of the
United Kingdom. The returns, he says,
clearly show a decided improvement in
both the volume and character, of the
business done in 1888 over the previous
year, and this increased prosperity,
which promises to continue, is not con
fined to any particular industry. It is
apparently due to legitimate trade, and
not to speculation. The improvement
in business is especially notahle in
the budding industry.
POSTMASTERS APPOINTED.
The President to-day appointed a num
ber of Postmasters, among whom were
the following: Edward Angel, Athaley,
Idaho, and George H. Cook, Flagstaff,
Arizona.
A BANK AUTHORIZED.
The Acting Comptroller of the Currency
to-day authorized the Washington Nit- j
tional Bank at Tacoma, W. T., to begin
business with a capital of $100,000.
a salutb for tub centenary.
The Secretary of War has ordered the i
commanding officers at all the military
posts to fire a nationol salute of thirty
eight guns on April 30th, the centenary
of the inauguration of Washington.
PAUNCKPOTTE PRESENTS HIMSELF.
Sir Julian Pauncefote, the new British
Minister to the New United States, ar
rived here this afternoon. He was ac
companied by his Secretary and Michael
Herbert, Charge of Legation, and was l
met at the station by the Legation i
attached. 1
DISABILITY defined. ,
Corporal Tanner, Commissioner of
Pensions, to-day rendered an important
ieeision in passing on the application of
John Webb, late private, Company D, I
Indiana Cavalry, for an increase of pen- a
sions from $24 to $30 per month. Webb
is receiving the former rate of pension for
varicose veins of the leit leg, and has
asked for an increase on the ground that
total disability in tho foot now cxiets. In
granting the increase asked
for, the Commissioner says,
that, in his opinion, it was
not the intention of Congress, in using
the words, "total disability," to debar
claimants for pensions trom the benefits
of the act until the hand, foot, arm or
ieg is a worthless incumbrance, incapable
of motion, and completely useless for
and purpose whatever. He says that
total disability shall be held to exist
when the affected member, by reason of
wound, injury or disease is useioss for
performing ordinary manual labor.
captain armes in his own jiehalk.
Captain Armes took the witness stand
to-day before tho Armes court-martial
Beard, and testified in his own behalf.
He raid that General Barnum had in
vited him to become a member of his
staff, but he had declined, as he ex
pected to serve on Governor Beaver's
staff. He made appli ation, in wri'ing,
for a place on Governor Beaver's staff,
aud, on the 15th cf February, received
the appointment, which he accepted. A
:few days later several gentlemen were,
on his recommendation, appointed on the
Governor's staff. On February 27th Gen
eral Hastings told witness that his
appointment was a mistake, and when
witness asked why his name had been
taken from the list, General Hastings
said he did not want to talk about it.
Captain Armes said he bad then sent a
letter demanding a written explanation.
G neral Hastings, in reply, wrote.; that
witness had not been appointed on the
staff. ll' called at the inauguration
headquarters next day and, after some
words, General Hastings lost hit> temper
and ordered witness out of the office, but
afterwards apologized. Subsequently
witness was tendered a commission as
special aide, which brought him nearer
the President. While riding alongside
the Vice-President's carriage, Mr. Mor
ton and Senator Cullom bowed to him and
he returned their salute. Captain Gib
son and Captain Bourke dashed up
at this instant and in a boisterous and
drunken condition, ordered witness out
of the parade and called on the police to
aid them ejecting him. Next day he
swore out a warrant against Captain
Bourke and sent it to Lieutenant Guy.
Three days afterwards his brother told
him the case had been noft prosequied
the day before on account of tne lack of
witnesses. He then went to see the Ad
jutant-General and, after having been
informed that Captain Bourke had pre
ferred charges against him, the witness
said he would send a letter preferring
charges again; t Captain Bourke and
Colonel Gibson.
Of the assault on Governor Beaver in
the Biggs House, Armes testified that he
urged Governor Beaver to apologize, to
which the Governor replied that he
(Armes) must bear in mind that he was
here as a private citizen, not as Governor
cf Pennsylvania. They were on the same
platform, but he did not propose to do
anything about that matter. As he
turned to go away, Armes reached up his
hand to stop him. The Governor con
sidered it an insult, snd some words fol
lowed. Witness asked the court to notice
that he had not reflected on Governor
Beaver in any letters he had written. He
added- "But I did not hesitate the re
flect ou General Hastings. I said he was
not a gentleman, and 1 - hould have added
tbat he was a liar and a coward."
In the course of a sketch of his career.
Captain Armes revealed the nature of
the secret testimony given by Colonel
Swords and Sergeant-at-Arms Canaday.
In effect it was that Armes was one of
ten picked men sworn to secrecy, who
were to act as a bodyguard of the Presi
dent. His orders were secret, and even
Governor Beaver did not know about
them.
Captain Knudaea'e Arrival.
London, April 23. —Captain Knudsen,
of the wrecked Dannemark, and three
engineers arrived on board the steamer
City of New York. They are enthusiastic
in their praises of Captain Murrill and
the officers of the steamer Missouri.
Hamburg, April 23.—The steamer
Wieland, which sailed frcin Havie to
day, for New York, will call at the
Azoiei and take on board the passengers
of the steamer Dannemark, who were
landed there.
Copenhagen, April 23. —King Chris
tian has intimated that he will confer a
decoration upon Captain Murrill, of ihe
steamer Missouri, in recognition of his
services in rescuing the Dannemark's
passengers.
Tbe Blood-Home Events.
San Francisco, April 23.—There was
a email attendance at the second day's
racing of the Blood Horse Association at
the Bay District track. The first race,
three-quarters of a mile dash, for 3 year
olds; purse $350; was won by White
Cloud, Emotion second, Nancy third.
Time, 1:14.
Second race, select stakes, for 2-year
olds, five-eighths of a mile, Bacine won,
Forsalarj second, Atlanta third. Time,
1:02.
The third race, one mile, selling, purse
$350, was won by Welcome. Kildare sec
ond, Jack Brady third. Time, 1:42> 4 ',
The fourth race, Pacific Derby, one and
one-half miles, was won by the Czar,
Sorrento second, Wild Oats third. Time,
2:30.
Fifth race, special handicap, one and
one-eighth miles—Lady Helen won,
Nerva second, Black Pilot third. Time,
1:51>%.
Tbe Memphis Track.
Memphis, April 23 —Weather pleasant,
track in splendid condition and attend
ance large.
Three-year-olds, three-fourths mile-
Los Lebster won, Auley second, Mando
lin third; time, 1:17.
All ages, one and one-sixteenth mile—
Lottie Wall won, Long Chance second,
Tudor third; time, 1 :51.
Three-year-olds, mile—Princess won,
Cassius second, Boodler third; time,
1:45.
Two-year-olds, five-eighths mile-
Amelia won, Lady Blackburn second,
Mt. Lebannon third ; time, 1:04.
All ages, ono and one-sixteenth mile-
Hamlet won, Insolence second, Red Leaf
third; time. 1:50.
Baaeball.
Louisville, April 23 — Louisville, 17;
St. Louis 7.
Philadelphia , April 23.—Athletics, 8;
Columbus, 4.
Baltimore, April 23.—Baltimore, 5;
Brooklyn, 4.
Cincinnati, April 23.—Cincinnati, 7;
Kansas City, 5. Ten innings.
An Illustration lor Ella.
Cincinnati, April 23.—The slaughter
house and packing establishment of P. A.
Laidley & Co. was burned to-night. The
loss is estimated to be between $225,000
and $250,000. Well insured.
A Withdrawal.
Berun, April 23.—1t is reported tbat
Or. Yon Hoecker is about to withdraw
altogether from political life.
THE YELLOW PLAGUE.
Et Has Began to Gather Its
Victims in Kio.
PREVENTIVE MEASURES TAKEN.
The Scourge to be Excluded By the
Government's Prompt Action
in the Premises.
Associated Press Dispatches to the Hinm.l
Baltimore, April 23.—Health Com
missioner Stuart, of this city, to-day re
ceived a dispatch from Surgeon-General
Hamilton, of the Marine Hospital ser
vice, United States Navy, notifying him
that at Santos and Bio, two ports from
which the coffee importers of this city
receive almost all their coffee, yellow
fever is raging with greater violence than
ever before. The Directors of Rio have
become so much alarmed at the prospec
tive toss to the commerce of the country
that they now cell the disease "Acesso
Perniasioeo," hoping that the new name
will allay the fears of proposed tourists.
At the time of the last report from Rio
there had been 108 deaths from yellow
fever in four days.
Killed by a Horse-car.
San Francisco, April 23.—Mrs.
Bridget Needham, boarded a Valencia
street cable car to-day, near the corner of
Fifth and Market streets, taking her sta
tion on the dummy. For some reason
she changed her mind about riding, and,
without waiting for the car to more than
Blow up, she alighted just opposite the
corner of Powell street. The Folsom
street car was going along at a good pace,
almost even with the cable car, and as
Mrs. Needham reached the pavement
she stepped a little too far toward the
other track. In an instant, and
before the driver could well see what
was the matter or give his brake
more than a futile twist, the unfortunate
women was knocked down and fell be
neath the horse car. Her head lay
across the rail and her body outside, thus
leaving her neck directly before the
wheel. In a second after being struck
by the team, the wheel had passed over
the woman's neck and jaw, inflicting
ghastly injuries, and causing almost in
stant death. The whole time occupied
from the moment of her leaving the
dummy nntil the woman was dead, was
not more than five or Biz seconds.
A Track Riot.
San Diego, April 23. —About 3 o'clock
this morning a pitched battle with
cobblestones and shovels occurred
between the employes of the San Diego
Terminal Company and the California
Southern. The former company have a
franchise on First street, and a guard
was kept over it for the purpose, it is
claimed, of preventing the California
Southern from laying a track across the
street and reaching the water front.
This morning a gang of the
California Southern men began laying
a switch, when the force of the Terminal
Company's men appeared aud droye
them off, and the situation is held by the
armed guards of the Terminal Company.
The entire party was arrested on a
charge of trespass.
An Official Technicality.
Prkscott, A. T., April 23 —Colonel S.
B. Bevans, who was appointed by the
Cleveland administration as special
agent of the Interior Department,
received instructions yesterday to
turn over all his papers to the officers
of the Land Office. This afternoon, while
preparing to leave for New Jersey, he
was arrested on the com
plaint of Dr. Lincoln, and charged
with using franked evelopea
of the Interior Department for private
correspondence. He gave bonus in the
sum of $400, to appear at the June term
of court.
No Boycott on tbe Santal'e.
San Francisco, April 23.—The com
mittee appointed by the Canned Goods
Association to advise with reference to
the proposed boycott cf the Atchison,
Topeka and Santa Fe by the merchants
of this city, held an informal meeting to
day with the other merchants. They
freely discussed the matter in its varicus
bearings, it was sho?;n that there is a
conservative element that is not in favor
of the boycott, and it is now deemed very
unlikely that the proposed action will be
taken.
murderer Thompson's Case.
San Francisco, April 23 —In the trial
of ex-Policeman Thompson for the kill
ing of Chas. Rosenbrock, the prosecu
tion closed their case to-day, and the
testimony for the defense was taken.
But one witness was examined, counsel
stating that when two witnesses who
were absent, and for whom attachments
were issued, should have testified, he
would close his side also. The court
then adjourned.
An Insane raster.
Santa Barbara, April 23.—Klerio
Polette, an Italian, who is afflicted with
a strange mental ailment, was taken to
night on board the steamer en ronte to
San Francisco, where he will be placed
in a private asylum. His trouble began
with a sleep of thirty-four days, from
which he did not awaken or take food.
Since that time ha has been demented,
and at. times violent.
Swift Waa snipped Off.
! San Francisco, April 23. —Hon. John
F. Swift, tbe newly appointed Minister
to Japan, accompanied by his wife, left
here on tbe steamer Oceanic this after
noon for his new field of labor. A large
number of prominent citizens were at
the dock to bid them farewell.
Corbctt ana G'boynskl.
San Francisco, April 23.—Corbett and
Choynski signed articles to-day to meet
in a fight to a finish, time and place not
yet decided. The articles stipulate that
the purse is to be a thousand dollars a
side; the contest, Queensberry rules to a
finish, with two ounce gloves.
A Fruit Feport.
Santa Rosa, April 23.-Advices from
most o[the points of Sonoma county,
show that the peach crop will be about'a
are r ßh^r der p he ÜBUa ! yield - A
areßhort. Pears are in abundance, and
cherries andjilUther fruits are plentiful.
spontaneous Combustion.
R h?n TAB H O ' °*b AprU 23 -The machine
shop and carriage warehouse of the
unino rancho were burned to day by
spontaneous combustion from oil and
sawd Uß t. IjoM> $1 000 ~ :
ance.
One Appropriation Uood.
Sacramento, April 23.— Attorney
'■eneral Johnson baa passed upon tbe
Obico Normal School bill, and holds
that the appropriation ol f40,000 is
available.

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