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OAILY HERALD. —PUBLISHED— SKYKN" days a wkbk. JOSETH D. LYNCH. JAMS J. ▲TIBS. AVERS A LYNCH. - PUBLISHERS. • . I ——~— | DELIVERED BT CARRIERS At ICc. per Week, or SOc. per Month. OfflU of Publication. 128-125 Wert Second street, Los Angeles. Telephone No. 166 SI>DAY. JANUARY 5, ISOO- New Sources of Prosperity and Growth. The, interesting spectacle of a city growitg from 11,300 in 1830 to 80,000 in 1890, ias probably only been witnessed twice jn the history of the United States outaidj of Los Angeles, viz., in the cases jf Chicago and Kansas City. In the decade between 1860 and 1870 the latter city increased seven hundred per cent it population, a feat which we have unquestionably performed between 1880 and 1(90, baaing the estimate upon the registered vote of last year, the census of Bchod children, the statistics of the gas and nater companies' and the judgment of thme beat informed in such matters. Of course, such remarkable ratios can not Vjb maintained after cities have reached a certain growth. They are possible only in the pioneer period; but, nevertheless, qnite exceptional incre ments »re possible even when a city has attained a population of eighty thous and. I The causes which made this city take such rapid strides in the decade named were, primarily and most important of all, our climate; secondly, the special development of our railway system, and, thirdly, the transformation of our sheep pastures into farms, orchards and homes. The second factor was comparatively slow In its operation. For some years it was a question as to whether the completion of the railway between Los Angeles and *6an francisco benefited Los Angeles. Its advent involved a reorganization of Jul our methods of doing business. Hitherto we had been dependent on mule teams, stages and steamers. Industries had grown up in connection with this method of transportation which it re quired some time to replace. The pro cess of adjustment was completed, and Los Angeles began to grow in earnest by the time tbe Southern Pacific, in its progress to New Orleans, bad reached the Arizona line. From that time for ward our rate was rapid, until, in 1886 --87, we struck a killing pace, and our own more sagacious citizens called a halt. Having put in two years in the process of liquidation, and having left behind the feverish boom of the years referred to, what is the situation which confronts this city today ? The three transcontinental railways, which already.have their termini here, and which are practically made five by the relations of the Santa Fe with the Atlantic & Pacific road and of the Sunset with the Texas Pacific, have been often dwelt upon in these columns. Together with our local roads, which are quite unique in their extent and completeness, they form a I guarantee for development of exceptional strength and perfection. Taken in connection with the Denver & Bio Grande and Union Pacific Railways, each of which will have a terminus here within two years, they make Los An geles a commercial center of transconti nental importance. The extension to this city of the Carson & Colorado Rail way is also an event of the next fifteen to eighteen months, or less. The arrival of these roads, or even of a single one of them, will convert Los Angeles into a •great s-mbltii g center. The vast variety ot b*fe metals carrying silver and cop per in li yo county will of its* If injure this result, while there ia practically no limit to the manufactures of iron wbicb will spring up here on the arrival of either of the roads which will traverse Southwestern Utah. Ou eitber of these lines cheap coal can ba had in abun dance, thus assuring ample facilities for all branches of manufactures. The dis covery of immense deposits of coal in Alaska, which are owntd by Senator John P. Junes, end ihe product of wbicb it ia that KeDtlerimu's fixed purpose to bring to this ciiy, vu Smta Motdca, is another element in our future which did not txitit t«-u years ago. Snn iv tbe line of cheap fuel we have of mannfaciniing indus tries iv the leniaikuble tx.eut of the oil meatmesof Los Angeles and Ventura conu i s, wliich cover an extent of terri tory that a surer, us a pract cally illimit able au[iplv trf the staple. Ten years ag<> the Mesarr-. (J. N. Felton aud Soofield & Tevi* were only fairly entering upon their woik Now their production Turn up to ihe iuillioi.s if dollars' worth je*rh , aud oil territory (fa most valu able kind h« been exploited to the southern boundary of L m Angelas c uoly. Already thia oil is being >x ensively used for fttel; and, an the t-upuly increases, it Will u( itself go far t • k'Vb onr people a cheap and t-erviceable fuel. Tnat natural gas rxtahi hern in large measure, is be yond duub', and there i- every reason to believe that it will soon be developed it, great q Übt.tie*. Qm •'otiiflien-ial position has been im proved b, the intelligent eff.rte of the Messrs. Atoaworth A Thompson to give as a new harbor at Redoudo Biach. They have accomplished this measura bly already, and large quantities of freight are already discharged at that point from steamers of the Pacific Coast Steamship Company and opposition steamers. In addition to the branch of the Santa Fe Railway which runs from Los Angeles to Redondo, the Messrs. Ainsworth & Thompson nave already built and equipped a road of their own fmm Redondo to Los Angeles, and it is part of their plan to make that port the Front street of this city. The harbor of San Pedro has made tremendous ad vances during the past ten years, the government will shortly complete its work and the Bouthern Pacific Railway contemplates immense improvements there. Prodnction in Los Angeles connty is increasing at a moat gratifying rate in all THE LOS ANGELS DAILY HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING JANUARY 5 18&0. lines, aa it is in the whole region tribu tary to this city. The old sheep ranches are being converted into farms, orchards and vineyards on all hands, and gigantic projects for the manufacture of sugar from the beet are in process of fruition. The growth and canning of fruits has made great progress, and is but yet in its infancy. The citrus fruits are a splendid source of revenue, and the scale, red and white, is already practically annihilated. Dairies on a large scale for the man ufacture of butter and cheese are under way, and with from six to eight crops a year of excellent clover they are bound to be the most profitable in the world. Daring the next decade Los Angeles will stand forth as a great mining, smelting, petroleum, manufacturing and commercial center. She has the corn, wine and oil of the commerce of all ages, and mines as rich as King Solomon's are all around her, with a mountain of iron within thirty miles of her city limits aa the crow flies. Certainly our growth, phenomenal in the past, cannot well be less than miraculous in the fnture. In answer to specific allegations, with proof, made by this journal to the effect that the Council is violating the letter and spirit of the new charter in not advertising for bids for all work or sup plies which will amount to $300, the Exprest goes into v long rigmarole about the respective outlays of the city govern ment under Democratic and Republican administrations. All this, of course, is bosh, is designed to befog the question, and to cover up the fact that the taxpayers are being mulcted against the law that favorites of the Councilmen may profit. We pointed out where the city, in a single transac tion, had been rot bad of $1,575 through a gross and cunningly contrived fraud— a contrivance whose fraud was aggra vated by its cunning—and our contem porary talks about the valuation and tax rate of the city under Democratic Mayors and Councils. It is very careful not to inform its readers that during the Demo cratic administrations aforesaid the new City Hall had to be paid for, the city had to pay for intercepting sewers which are now paid for by the property-holders, and $70,000 wa i paid for bridges. With these little differences taken into the count, tbe Express does not seem to make much of a point. Why does our esteemed contemporary fly off at the handle in this manner? We have in stanced a scandalous job, and our state ments in the matter are either true or false. They cannot be affected one way or another by anything done a year or so ago. Two parallel lines will never meet, and two wrongs will never make a right. Since it deems the matter worthy of ita attention let it tell its readers whether or no it considers that it was right in the Council to violate the organic law of the city in order to de fraud the treasury of $1,575. Tell them, also, whether this cunning and fraudu lent manner of splitting up bills suits its ideas of municipal morality. We are dealing with a transaction of today, and not with t hope of years ago. That the taxpayers do not like this Councilmanic thimblerig we can assure ic. We are being treated to another in stance of Chinese methods in using our courts for the purpose of enabling them to hold their slave women in bondage. Sing Hai became tired of her life of shame and ran away from her master. She was given refuse in tbeGirla' Home, aud Mrs. Watson, the matron, took out papers as her legal guardian. In the meantime her owners got out warrants for her apprehension, charging her with robbery, etc. This is the regulation way. But they were foiled by the new aspect which the case presents through the shrewdness cf Mrs. Watson in becoming her legal guardian. It is said that the market value of this girl, considering her youth—about 14 years—and good looks, is abont $2,000, and that she would readily sell for that sum in San Fran cisco. Is it not about time that this system of disgusting slavery were broken up? The law seems to be strong enough b« many eases to increase the power which the slavemasters have over these wretched women. Is it possible that, whilst it can be "wrested to shield a great wrong," it cannot be successfully invoked to do a great right? Slavery is prohibited by law, and yet it exists in its most odious form in this State. Chinese women are sold every day in every city in California, and yet the law seems to be impotent to practically reach and puoieh those who engage in this shame ful truffle. In the case of Sing Hai it would seem to be easy to prove the crime, if the authorities would only mako the effort. Thb chances are that we are going to have as much precipitation this winter as we had in 1861-2, which has heretofore been the epochal rain season of Cali fornia. From the way in which the new year opened, with clear ikies and bright sunshine, we had hoped that we bad got over the worst of the season. But the clouds have again thickened, and for two days the downpour has almost been in ceseant. The present storm has not, so far, been as heavy as that in the closing weeks of December, but we are not through with it, and from present indica tions it may ba a repetition of the severe visitation we have just gone through. The silver lining ut.der the clouds of this abnormal winter i 9 in the promise it gives us of an exceptionally abundant harvest; but tbe inclemency of the weather has had a very depressing effect upon business. The holiday season was almost literally destroyed for our mer chants, and everybody is praying for a return to clear weather, so that business may return to its accuatomed channels. All That Republicans Care For. The appointment of Speaker Seed's committees means large appropriations and high taxes. In this respect tbey are what was expected. The Republican object is to get rid of the surplus, ■ and that the majority in Congress is doing its best to do so ought to surprise no one. —[Rome Sentinel. WASHINGTON WIRINGS. Further Hearings on the Tariff. FIBRE MEN HAVE THEIR SAY. The Jute Manufacturers Clamoring for More Protection—Capital Culliuga. (Associated Press Dispatches to the Hkbald Washington, January 4 —At the hear ing of the Ways and Means Committee today, William Bright, of Newark, N. J., representing the flax-dresser operatives of that section allied to the Knights of Labor, asked that the duty on dressed flax be increased from $40 to $90 per ton. He said the industry in this country is languishing, because of insufficient pro tection. The cost of dressing a ton of flax in this country is $64, while in Europe it is but $35. He asked addi tional duty npon the difference in wages alone. Abram Brentley asked that the present duties be retained on jute, sisal and man ilia. He asserted that under the condi tions that obtained formerly, and which could be reproduced with adequate en couragement, the existence of tbe bagging trust would have been impos sible. Treasurer Babbitt, of the Chelsea jute mills, said the laborers in American jute mills are paid more than twice as much as in Scotland, and from five to ten times as much as in India. He read a tele gram from the Dolphin Manufacturing Company, of Paterson, N. J., saying that unless Congress gave them free raw jute, they would be obliged to suspend, being no longer able to meet the com petition of the Dundee manufacturers. Witness argued in favor of free jute. Charles T. Pearce, of St. Louis, made a comparison of the cost of Calcutta and American bagging to show that with jute butts free, a dnty of at least two cents per yard upon the manufactured product must be made in order to maintain the industry in this country, and if the pres ent duty of $5 per ton is retained, then the duty on the manufactured product must be two and a half cents per yard-. Mr. McMillin questioned Pearce as to the cause of the extraordinary rise in the price of bagging from 7% cents in '87 to 12% cents in ; 88 Pearce explained at length that in the spring of 1887 seven of the probably twenty-five manufacturers in the country cornered the product; and the manufacturers were badly scared by the probability of the passage of the Mills bill. McMillin asked Pearce if he justified the organization of the truat or corner. "I say," responded the witness, "that when you undertake to destroy my busi ness I am justified in protecting myself, and will do it every time." Mr. McMillan said that the organiza tion did not realize its grip npon tbe people after the danger of the passage of the Mills bill was over. Mr. Breckenridge said: "I> ~> you know of any manufacturer returning the in creased price of bagging?" "I do not," said Mr. Pearce; "they did not have it." The Chairman—"You say you did not put that $2,000,000 of increased price into your pockets? Why didn't you?" „ "We didn't get it." "Who did get it?" "2 --"I don't know; we didn't." To further question* by McKinley, Pearce said the Mills bill, if it had passed, would have destroyed every bagging manufactory in the country, and would probably have bankrupted seven-eighths of the manufacturers. It would have wiped out from six to eight and a half millions of capital, and the organization that cornered tbe product of 1888 wa due solely to the belief that the Mills hill was hostile legislation to invested capital. Iv regard to the hemp industry, Pearce said if it were properly encouraged he had no doubt witbin tbree years there would be, instead of 1,200 tons as now, from 40,000 to 50,000 tons of hemp raited in tbe United States. A. L. Bemis, of Bemis & Co., Boston, with bag factories in St. Louis, Minneap olis and Omaha, made a plea for ade quate rates of duty on manufactures of jute and free raw jute. WA<*ftlN4»T<»N NOTES. Uncle Sam Has No Quarrel With tbe Colombian Government. Washington, January 4 —No war tea sel has been sent to Colombia, as r, is learned the authorities there are right in their position. Four hundred and forty thousand pounds of flour for Western Indian reservations is to be furnished by C. H. Searinc, of Arkansas City, Kansas, at from $1 40 to $4 60 par 100 pounds, ac cording to place of delivery. Jui«e Brewer, the newly-appointed AsHMciate .Tuetice of the Supreme Court, today handed in to the Department his resignation aa Circuit Judge. He after wards called at the White House and paid his respects to the President. The Navy Department is informed that Commander John McGowan, Jr., com manding tbe United Sta es steamer Swatara,;of the Asiatic station, has been condemned by the Medical Board of Survey. No one has been selected to succeed Lim in the command of the ves sel. The British Minister has received a petition from Rev. T. M. Joiner, of Holly Bprings, N. C, for ledrese for injuries received by himself and wife at the hands of a mob last month. He says he is a British subject, although he has been preaching in North Carolina since 1869. He and his wife were giving religion and other instructions to negroes, which so incensed some of the neighbors that they broke into his house aud assaulted and maltreated himself and wife. He has been unable to get any sali fiction from the local or State authorities. TUB PATH SEASON. The Greatest Success la the [tutory of ani usenaen ts. Chicago, January 4 —The season of 'he Italian opera which closed at the Auditorium this afternoon was the most memorable in the history of amusements in Chicago. Since t:.e dedication of the magnificent opera house, four weeks ago, there have been twenty-one perform ances, and the gross receipts of these and the dedication ceremonies amount to $232,954. It is believed these figures exceed any record in the history of amusements in this country. The re ceipts for the last week were the largest. Patti appeared this afternoon in Barber of Seville, her farewell performance. The audience that greeted her was the largest of the season. Fully 2 000 people were turned away. Toe company left tonight for the City of Mexico, and will open a three weeks season there January 11th. THE LOTTERY BUSINESS. The Commit;ee meets and Talks It Over. At half-past 2 o'clock yesterday after noon the Lottery Committee of the Board ol Police Commissioners met in the office of the Chief of Police, Mr. T. A. Lewis in the chair and Messrs. Dexter and Knox pres ent. Mr. Knox was elected as clerk ,and the proceedings commenced with the reading of Detective Wallin'a report with refer ence to the carrying on of a Chinese lot tery in the rear of the Louvre saloon, on Mi in street. Ia reply to the queries of Mr. Dsxter, GUef Glass stated that several of the w»rst class of saloon-keepers in various p»rts of the city had rented rooms in the rear of their saloons to Chinamen for tie purposes of conducting lottery athemes, but beyond that all bad repu diated any connection with the business. Ec stated that the officers had been itstructed and were already arresting all tie Chinamen connected with the lotter ies, and that several of them were at that noment upstairs in the Police Court, avaiting trial. At thiß juncture Detective Wallin ottered, and on being questioned on the atbject, made a statement to the follow in; effect: Hearing that a Chinese lot tery was being conducted in the rear of tie Louvre saloon, he visited the place 01 December -30th and 3lst and pur chased a ticket on each occasion. The Oiinaman at whose solicitation he purchased these tickets informed him ttat if he bought 30-cent tickets instead 0110-cent ones, be would have a better dance of winning, as the more money expended the greater the percentage of pi zee. He visited the place again yes teday morning, and finding it running aion the former occasion, did not trouble tc buy another ticket, but arrested tbe Oiinaman, and he was at that moment if the dock of the Police Court. The de tective stated that he did not know of my other saloon at which the lottery Wis conducted, but he had visited an agency at No. 5 A iiao street on Thursday evening. Here he found five boys, wiose ages ranged from 12 to 16 years, bit as he was very busy at the time he Wis unable to stop and arrest the China men who were running the place. Mr. Lewis than questioned the do le-live as to the Louisiana lottery. The oficer stated that as far as he knew the only authorised agent of the concern in the city was Max Harris, whose office was in the Lanfranco block, but among taose who sold the tickets openly, and therefore might be classed as agents, were J. W. Young, the proprietor of the agar stands in the Bryson-B-.inebrake bock and the Hollenbeck hotel; M. Gunst. the proprietor of the cigar stand near the Nadeau; J. Greenwaldt, a cigar dealer on Temple street; Mrs. Ferner, a pawnbroker on Commercial street; and a number of others whose names be could not at the moment recall. In ad dition to these, there were several per sons who went round all the saloons and public places soliciting for the sale of tickets every month. The committee instructed the Chief to obtain more definite information relative to the number of agencies established in the city, the amounts realized monthly by the sale of tickets, and full particulars of both the Louisiana State and the Chinese lotteries, for presentation to the committee at 2 o'clock on Monday after noon next. He was also instructed to furnish a list of the newspapers who publish the lottery lists. Tbe committee then adjourned, but before dispersing the Chief asked for instructions as to his course of action in regard to the Louisi ana lottery agents, and Messrs. Knox and Lewis instructed him to enforce the Jaw. ATTEMPTED SUICIDE. W. c. Uacdlnei cum His Throat with a Razor, About 6 o'clock yesterday evening W. Clarke Gardiner, a middle-aged gentle man of independent means, attempted suicide in bis room at tbe Montrose lodging-house, No. 306 South Main street, by cutting his throat with a razor. Mr. Gardiner, whose intellect is slightly deranged, arrived in this city from Chi cago with an attendant a few days ago, for the benefit of his health, and on Thursday morning last the latter called upon Mrs. J. C. Philbrook, the proprie tress of the Montrose, and engaged a room for himself and Mr. Gardner. They were given a room and took posses sion of the apartment. Mr. Gardiner's derangement was ap parently in the form of melancholia, and as he was very quiet and on the best of terms with his attendant, a gentlemanly young foreigner, no particular attention was paid to tne new comers. Yesterday evening about six o'clock, the attendant, who had been constantly with his pa tient, left the room for about five min utes, Mr. Gardiner being apparently quiet and preoccupied. On his return me attendant found that Mr. Gardiner had taken a small safety razor from a dressing case aud attempted to cut his tbroat. He was lying upon the bed bleeding profusely from a gash which commenced close to the left ear and ex tended across to the right jawbone, al most severing the windpipe. Fortun ately the n.i'jr bad just missed the jugular vein and the attendant perempt orily ordered the lady who occupied the room adjoining to go for a doctor, but she was too frightened to do anything but inform her landlady, Mrs. Philbrook. That lady found Dr. K. D. Wise at the Westminster hotel. The physican speedily checked the flow of blood, but th* patient was in a very low condition from loss of blood, and fears were euter taitied for his ultimate recovery. The dot or announced it as his opinion, how ever, that should blood-poisoning not in tervene, the patient would recover. At a I tie, hour last night he was resting comparatively easily. A Scalper's Ticket. H. C. Fisher, a ticket broker, was ar rested yesterdty upon a warrant charg ing him with having, on the 21st ult., obtained money by fahe pretenses from J. F. Burke. He was taken before Town ship Justice Savage, who released him upon bail in the snm of $00 to appear for trial on the Bth inst. The complaint alleges that Fisher sold Buike a scalp er's ticket to San Francisco on the 21st ult., claiming that the same was good for a first-class trip; and promising that if it was taken np he would return the $14 paid on it on production of the re ceipt for it. The ticket was taken up, and Burke sent a receipt to Fisher for the money paid for a genuine one, but the broker refused to take any action in the matter. Hence his arrest. Held to Answer. Among tbe arrivals at tbe County Jail yesterday was a Mexican named Moreno Mover, who was held to answer to a charge of murder by Justice Bouldin, of Azusa. fie was brought in by Deputy Hheriff Pollard, of that place. A SECRET MARRIAGE To Save Two People from Disgrace. AN UNFORTUNATE GIRL'S STORY. A Charge of Neglect—Lottie Ban nister Demands Support for Herself and Child. This is the way that Mrs. Lottie Ban nißter writes from Salt Lake to her friend and counselor in this city, concerning her husband, George L. Bannister, who she asserts seduced her under promise of marriage, and then when he was forced into making her his wife, refused to sup port her: "I am ready now to do anything to make known his Tile and dishonorable acts even if I have to stand on the streets and proclaim it to the whole world. I have, thank God, some of the best and truest of friends, and I shall not starve nor yet will I ever deed my baby to the poor house. Has the man no conscience nor heart nor soul ? He knows my eonr dition. He knows that my hands are tied with his baby. My heart is broken. I wish I W9re dead. If I could only lie down beside my little baby and die to night no one would care, and George Bannißter would be happy. It is hard to have no home, no mother, no father, only my poor, helpless little baby. Heaven grant that I may keep her, for she is all that I have on earth. May God keep us from starvation and sin is the prayer of a broken-hearted girl. Lottib G. Bannister." A little over a year ago Lottie Saun ders was a pretty and happy young girl of 17, living with her sister at San Pedro. She was very much in love with George L. Bannister, a jeweler's clerk of this city, a young man of good social standing, whose parents were active members of a church in Los Angeles. A complaint which wa? yesterday £led with tho County Clerk under her direc tion, affirms that at this time the young man led her astray under promise of mariiage. When ,she discovered that she would have a child she revealed the fact to him, and bogged him to carry out his promise, but he put her off from time to time. At last in the month of April she came up to the city aod told him that her con dition would soon be discovered, and tbat something must ba done. There upon he proposed to her, so she states, that she should go to Salt Lake City, where he would join her and carry out his promise. She still loved and trusted him, and agreed to go. She told her relatives in the city that she would re turn to San Pedro, and he accompanied her to the train and saw her depart for the North. In a few days the relatives discovered that she had not gone to San Pedro, and instituted a search for her, but she could not be found. Something in the way she had been behaving made them sus pect the true nature of the case, and the whole matter was laid before Detective McCarthy. It was more than a month before the discovery was made that George Bannister was concerned in her departure and that the unfortunate girl was living in Salt Lake City. Al though the expected marriage had not come about, she still trusted Bannister and would do nothing to hurt his reputation. . When the facts in the case were re vealed and the matter laid before the young man and his parents, it was agreed that the marriage Bhould take place immediately. Ttie girl was sent for and came from Salt Lake City. The marriage was celebrated at Detective McCarthy's office, in the Wilson block, on the 27th of last May, Rev. H. M. Dv Base, of the Trinity Methodist church, performing the ceremony. The bride was within three months of confinement, but was happy in the fact that her child was not to be fatherless and without support. The marriage wa9 kept a secret by idl concerned, and the couple did not live together. In about a week Bannistei purchased a ticket for his wife to Salt Lake City, and sent her back over the line which she had so recently traveled. She alleges that he gave her $10, and that since that time, during a space of seven months, he has only sent her $28. The child was born on the 11th of Au gust. In defending himself the young man cast some aspersions on the" girl's character. Her relatives declare that it was above reproach, and as if nature had wished to give his assertions the lie, the child—so the mother states—bears a birthmark, the exact fac simile of that possessed by the father, a bunch of grey hairs on the side of the bead. The complaint which is filed with the County Clerk sets forth the facts in 'he above narrative and makes a demand On the part of the mother for the suitable support of herself and chill. Sic de clares that she has incurred deSte to th« amount of $300 incident to tier uickn-a- - in childbirth and her inability tv earn a living. In addi'i m to her oilier niic fortune the unforiunu c woman t■ ,jh j.• i one of her htnd* through Mo. d p .turn ing. Tbe ii jury, whic i *as uu vi i otic, put in an appearauce iv a new form dor iug her ill nee a, aud oue naud bad to be amputated. Tlie comp'aiit mt km a demand fir the sum of $30 a month, wbiub it i-a>> Mr. BaDDister can wt-U affo-J to pay and which is ttie lea*t upon wf>>.-ti ih> mother and child ran exint The ex trace given above were front * le.ier written by Mrs. Rauninter to D-'e.'ive Thomai MtGtrtby, whi W ooAmiii • many hearty expressiouß of tiiank> f r Ui-> tin paid service which he ha t ptofnin-.l in bringing about the marriage, ami in sisting her to procure proper support for herself and child. Emma Jucm'a £n(a|emeat. The advent of tbe Emma Juch Grand English Opera Company in this city has attracted more general attention than that of any other amusement organiza tion visiting this city for years. Director Charles E. Locke has earned a reputa tion as a director and conductor of gigan tic enterprises. This organization num bers fully one hundred and ten mem-' bers, the prima donna, the leading tenors, and in fact almost all the princi pals being American, while the chorus is almost entirely made up of fresh, young native American voices. Emma Juch is an operatic artist widely known, and en joying, a high reputation as a vocalist. The present tour has been a social tri umph. In Washington her performances received the special endorsement of the President, the Cabinet, Senators and others in Congress, the Judges of the Supreme Court; and also the critical strangers who compose the foreign lega tions and are known for the severity of their demands in musical performances. She was privately enterteined by the wife of the President in honor of her great success as an American artist. Supporting Miss Juch are Charles Hed raondt, leading tenor, an American who for six years has had the chief l oles at the Leipsic Conservatory; Signor Tag lipetia, Laura Bellini, Frank Baxter, Marie Frubert, Franz Vetta, Lizzie Macnichol, T. S. Guise, Fannie Gon zales and William Bolt. The repertoire for the week will embrace the following popular operas: Monday, Faust; Tues day, 11 Trovatore; Wednesday, Carmen; Thursday, Maritana; Friday, Mignjon; Saturday matinee, The Bohemian Girl, and Saturday evening, Die Freischutz. The various operas will be mounted in the most gorgeous manner, the scenery, costumes, properties and electric effects being of tbe most elaborate and costly character. The chorus and orchestra will be under the direction of Add Nenevdorf, the pop- " ular New York conductor. Summing up this company in its entirety, it is with out doubt the best musical organization in America today, and deserves the im mense patronage it is sure to receive. FAITH CUBE. It Failed to Operate lv mr(. Throop'* Claso. Coroner Meredith returned from Pasa dena yesterday, with the papers relating to the inquest upon the body of Mrs. Alice H. Throop, mention of which was made in the columns of yesterday's Herald. The testimony of J. D. Throop, the husband of the deceased woman, was in effect as follows: He was a plasterer by occupation, and resided at North Pas adena. The deceased, Alice H. Throop, was his wife. For two days past she had been sick from her confinement. Her pains came on about 11 o'clock on the last night of December, and lasted all night. Next morning, however, she felt very much better, and walked about for a short time. At 9 o'clock she was again taken ill and went to bed, but no physi cian was summoned until about 4 o'clock in tbe afternoon. He did not send for one sooner because his wife requested him not to do so, as she had been shamefully mistreated by a drunken physician in Los Angeles about four years ago, and her health was ruined. She would have died at that time except fir the prayer of faith to God. Mrs. Mary Jane Peck, a professional nurse who was in attendance, testified aa to her having been called in on New Year's Day. She attended her during childbirth. The other people there did not know what to do. After the child was born she told Mr.Throop he ought to get a physician. He told her that it was against their religion, and that he be lieved in the Lord healing. He read a doctor book and said she could lay six hours. About 6 o'clock the nurse said Mrs. Throop must have a physician. They told her to stay away, as Mrs. Throop would come out all right. She then went to the head of the deceased and said she was dying. Mr. Throop said the Lord would not let her die and that she must have faith. He said that 'nothing but the devil could kill her and he did not propose to have the devil there.' Witness told Mr. Throop he was delaying sending for a , physician too long. He said he thought , not. About 7 o'clock a doctor was sent for. The pain Mrs. Throop suffered after the birth of tbe child until death was terrible. Mrs. G. H. Snelfohn, a neighbor, cor roborated the nurse's testimony, and . added that she told Mrs. Throop that a ! physician ought to be called in, but that , the sick woman's mother-in-law told her that they were trying to scare her by . talking like that. , Dr. N. A. Dalrymple stated thathewaß i called in at 8 o'clock on the evening of ! January Ist to attond to Mrs. Throop. He found her very weak. Alter about ,au hour's work his patient seemed , quieter and slept from sheer exhaustion. She was in a semi-unconscious condition , while he was operating upon her. He left at 9 o'clock, and his patient died on | Friday morning from loss of blood. In his opinion, as a medical expert, the pvienc would have been in no danger aad the received proper medical atten tion eatlier. On hearing the facts as stated above, tbe Coroner V jury returned the follow ing verdict: Tost the deceased came to her death from a hemorrhage caused in child-birth, and we. the jury, believe that J. D. Turoop, the husband of the de ceased, was guilty of gross and wilful neglect in not providing medical attend ance at the proper time. MNtt Hal. Mrs. ttuii Obtuiuv Possession of the Htrl. Early yesterday morning Ah Wong and two o'her members of the Qiong W* Lung Company cidled at the County Jdil to iutervie* the jtirl Sing Hai, who was arrested on a charge of grand lar ceny on Friday evening, after being rescued by M-» Watson. Shortly after their arrival Mrs. Wateon appeared upon thfl scene and informed Captain .D.rey of W;ng Gong's attempt to bribe her by offering her $250 to allow the who c matter to drop. As the heathen »hm one of the two who accompanied Ah W.mif, he was pUced un<*er arrest and tUt in one of the tunica. Wnen searched a warrant similar to that upon which the girl was arrested was found iv bis inside pocket. Mrs. Watson then (jroceeded to Justice Savage's court with tier ward who was arraigned upon the lirind Ureei y oharge and turned over to her g uidiaii on bail in the sum of $350, '•tie latter heinic instructed to proonce her in court on Saturday next for exam iua'ion. After the girl had left the court room wi ti Mrs. Watson, Ah Wong •rated to Juetic Savage that be intended 'o withdraw itie c*nh hail he had depos iedon F iday night; but he was in formed that this W(*s an imoosidbiiity, and tie Ufi the c urtiooin in high dudgeon. Justice Savege, in setting the case for examination, made the following re marks: "The Court desires here to state that it is convinced that this grand larceny proceeding is another instance of the frequent flagrant abuse of the Dower of courts by Chinese to maintain posses sion of females for purposes of prosti tution. The processes of the Court have in this cas6 been used to accomplish that end, and the District Attorney and officers have been imposed upon. It ia the intention of the Court to institute a thorough investigation and to call the guilty parties to this proceeding to ac count for contempt, to the end that in tha future the officers of justice may be protected in the proper performance of their duties." (■•delivered Telegrams At the Weßtern Union Telegraph office, corner Court and Main streets, January 4, 1890: Emma Bowen, Misa T. E. Richards, Will Cook, Q. Leroy, F. Ker« kow, T. H. Owens, Frank F. McCain, O. 8. Hardy, E. J. Valentine.