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Trains Again Crossing the
The State of California Safe in
Port—A Passenger Train's
Narrow Escape.
) Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald 1
San Fr*ncisco, January s—The Chron
icle's special from Sacramento says the
snow storm on tbe Sierra mountains that
has raged for several days, has abated
and the Central Pacific railroad line over
the mountains is now cleared and travel
thereon resumed. For tbe present, how
ever, freight trains will not move.
Late this evening the last of the west
bound trains passed here, en route to
San Francisco. The several east-bound
overland trains that have been held at
Colfax, this side of the snow sheds, since
Thursday, have, it is believed, all crossed
the mountains today.
Ihe Disabled Steamer State of Cal
ifornia Cornea In.
San Francisco, January s.—The over
due steamer State of California, from
Portland, arrived at her berth here
shortly after 3 o'clock this morning.
The 133 passengers she had on board are
all well. Captain Ackley makes the fol
lowing report: Left Portland December
28th at 10 o'clock in the evening, and
Aatoria on December 29th at 2:55 o'clock
in the afternoon. Bar was rough and
wind strong from south. Crossed bar at
4 o'clock in afternoon. At sp. m. ship
was pitching in a heavy sea, with strong
southerly gale. At 9 a. m. December
30th pissed steamer Arago. Wind al
tered to west-northwest ship going
easily; at 11:35 a. m. passed Cape
Blanche, everything favorable. In lati
tude 41 degrees 38 minutes north,
propeller shaft broke and the
wheel struck stern post with
heavy sheck, disabling us completely.
We set our sail, but could not steer with
the rudder. The wind was strong from
north-northwest, with a heavy sea.
Passed Mendocino, thirty-eight miles off
shore, on 31st December at 8 o'clock in
the morning. January Ist, being about
nine milea off shore, in latitude 39 deg.
4G rain., set all sails to make her drift
and to keep the ship in steering trim.
January 2d, at 7:45 a. m., First Officer
Stevens and fireman left in boat to com
municate with shore. We were over
eight miles off shore, and the wind
strong from west-northwest. We con
tinued backing and filling until 7:45 on
January 4th, when the Relief came I
aloegside and took us in tow. We were I
then 120 miles from t San Francisco, and !
Point Arena bore east eighty-five miles i
distant. We have had a very rough i
trip all the way down. We expect First I
Officer Stevens and boat's crew will i
come down on the steamer Coos Bay. i
A Train Almost Caught Under a
Santa Cruz, January s.—The train
on tbe narrow-gauge road which left
here at 1:45 this afternoon bad a nar
row escape from being wrecked about
nine miles from this place. The engineer
saw a large boulder on ihe track • and
stopped the train. The con
ductor and fireman attempted to
roll the obstruction from the track
when an immense mass of earth
and rock began to elide down the moun
tain side, tearing everything before it.
The engineer saw the slide coming and
backed the train out of danger. The
track was covered fifteen feet deep for a
distance of 100 feet. Tne train returned
here. It is thought the road will be
cleared by tomorrow.
Order Work on an Irrigating
Canal to Be Suspended.
San Fbancibco, January 5. —A special
from Albuquerque, N. M., says: Sixty
well-armed Pueblo Indians yesterday
rode into the camp of the Rio Grande
Irrigation and Colonization Company
and ordered Engineer Wiggins to sus
pend work on the canal now being con
structed, and to leave immediately with
his men. The Indianß stated that the
schemes of the white men were of no
value to them, and they desired work to
cease. Fearing trouble, the engineer
suspended work and came to this city,
where he telegraphed the situation to
Governor Prince at Santa Fe. A large
number of warriors are also said to have
been seen on the hills ready for any
Kansas City, January 5.—A special to
the Times from Albuquerque, N. M.,
sayh :' The Pueblo. Indians, at the upper
end of the Bio Grande canal, object to
the building of the canal. Sixty braves,
in full war paint, held a pow wow at
Ghochiti yesterday and served notice on
the canal builders that they were intrud
ing on the Indians' land, and would not
be permitted to proceed further. Sur
veyor Higgins told the Indians that Un
cle Sam might have something to say
about that. The Indians told him they
did not care for Uncle Sam, and that
Higgins had better remove his men.
Higgins complied. The company that
is building the canal is controlled by
English capital. The affair will be re
ferred to the State department.
Sierra Clly'a Saddest Day.
Sierra City, Cal., January 5. —Today
has probably been the saddest day ever
witnessed in this mining town. Six of
the unfortunates who were killed by the
snow-slide last Friday,were buried today
by the Masons, the Native Sons and
Daughters, and the Good Templars. All
danger for tbe present is thought to be
over. The sun shone today and frost is
expected, which will dry the loose snow
and prevent further slides.
Delayed. Overland irialla.
San Francisco, January s.—The over
land train, via the Central Pacific route,
that was due Friday, arrived here today,
being delayed by tbe snow on the
Sierras. The postoffice officials have
bulletined the following: "Arrival of
other overland trains indefinite,"
Ventura tteta Some Mall.
Ventura, Oal., January 5. — Over
eighty sacks of delayed mail matter
came today by steamer from Los Angeles,
having been shipped from San Pedro.
The first train since December 24th ar
rived from Los Angeles last night.
Tbe Bean Eatera' Last orubbliiK.
Sam Fbancisco, January s.—The final
ball game of the season was played at
the Height-street grounds today, and the
scant i.ono Dsonle who sat and shivered
in grand stands for nearly two hours
saw ths St. Louis Browns defeat the Bob
tons for the fourth successive time, by a
pcore of 9to 6. Both teams seemed dis
couraged by the light attendance, and a
lifeless game was played.
Mi<tit<fi and silent Was the Ap
proacn of the Avalanche.
San Fkancisco, January s.—An Ex
atmner flpecijil from Sierra City says
Tue fatal enowslide of last Friday wa
caused by a fresh Btorni of snow falling
on earlier snow on which a heavy crus
had formed. This upper body of'snow i
always dangerous, as it in apt to slide
down at aDy moment. On Friday a
majority of the town's people were seal et
by their firesides, when suddenly
without a moment's warning to the peo
pie of the impending danger, an im
inenee body of Bnow was precipitated
from a height of about 7,000 feet from
one of the ravines lying north of town
The snow covered and buried everything
in its path, carrying away a number o
houses which were situated at the base
of the ravine, and in the direct line of
the avalanche. Imraenße oak trees were
bent over and broken off near the
roots. Houses were swept aloDg with
irresistible force, until the fnry of the
storm was spent. The only sound to be
heard during tbe entire time was a
crackling;noise as if a fire were cheer
fully burning in a grate. In less than a
moment's time three houses were com
plete wrecksf, and their inmates beyond
the reach of all earthly help. Other
houses were badly damaged and the
Catholic church completely demolished,
with the exception of the belfry which
remained standing. It is supposed the
velocity of the wind caused the destruc
tion of the church, for tho snow barely
reached the building.
So Bilently did the swift messenger of
death come that the people in theii
homes not fifty yards distant were igno
rant of what had happened, until
accidentally they saw people rush
ing frantically about and men dig'
ging in the snow furiously, and with
the energy of despair. Large masses ol
snow tilled the streets and made it al
most impossible to move. All was ex
citement and the Hidden death seemec
to paralyze all. Planus were mixed
with broken furniture; beds and bed
ding were carried in an indescrib
able mass one hundred yards froa
where they belonged; not a vestige ol
the original foundation of house!
remained. Pieces of boards with frag
mentg of roofs rested quietly or.
the bodies of the buried dead. Willing
hands and stout-hearted men begai
digging away. After hours of weary eearcl
one poor body after another was final! 3
brought to light, some resting peacefully
with a smile on their faces, snd other!
dietorted with the terrible deatii struggh
in their faces.
A Ball.pin) « r Killed.
San Francisco, January 5. —George
E. Smith, 16 years old, was accidentally
killed this afternoon by being struck on
the head with a baseball bat in the
hands of Dennis McCarthy, a com
panion. Smith was acting as catcher in
a game, and was standing close to the
batter. McCarthy stepped backward
and put all his strength into a blow
aimed at the ball, when he struck Smith
over the right ear, fracturing his skull
and knocking him insensible. Smith
died in a short time.
Slastaed His Throat.
Sacramento, January 5. —John A.
Sweeny, a painter employed in the rail
road shops, committed suicide this evert
ing by slashing his throat with a razor.
Insanity is supposed to be the cause.
Yellow Fever at Rio.
Lisbon, January 5. —Private letters
from Rio de Janeiro say intensely hot
weather prevails there, aDd that yellow
fever of a malignant type has appeared
in the city.
Present senators,
The first set of United States Senators
included several citizens of ability and
high character, but we doubt if they
could show a better average than the
Senators of the present generation. The
motives influencing human action, in
politics or elsewhere, were precisely the
same then as now. The statesmen of
1889, however, have a tremendous ad
vantage not possessed by the men of
1789, namely, the experience of the past
hundred years of instruction and warn
ing. The Senators of the Fifty-first j
Congress may be no better than the
Senators of the First Congress, but they
know a monstrous deal more.—[New
York Sun.
A Flattering Endorsement.
The judges on musical instruments at
the Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia,
1876, after Bevere tests of the pianos of
more than forty different makers from
all parts of the world recognized the
merits of the Sohmer pianos, and wrote
a flattering report on them, recommend
ing for them tke highest reward in their
nower to grant—a Medal of Merit and
Diploma of Honor, which were unani
mously decreed by the Uni ed States
Centennial Commission.
For sale by Chas. E. Day, 8 N. Spring
Removal Notice.
E. B. Tonne, architect, has removed from
No. 21 South Spring street to Booms 12 and 13
California Bank Building, corner Seoond and
Fort streets.
For the Holiday Trade
Go to Ebinger's for your fruit Cftkes, angel
food, pound and ornamental cakes for wed
diugs. Corner Third and Spring streets.
E. F. Moorehouse,
Jobber, carpenter, 110 South Spring. Tele
phone 341.
f| R | i /' EXTRA' FAMILY \
"i o -g San Francisco Offioe, jM
Given Away I
The flne range in the window at No. 30 South
Main street, opposite Mott market For full
particulars see card In the window. dao-tf
KIRTS A V For Tll is Week.
Ladies' Silk and Wool Winter Skirls.
All rmre wool French Cloth Skirt, with 7-In. Flounce, worth (M OC
$2.25, at I 4>1,00
All pure wool French Cloth Skirts. In S shades, with 7-in. Pleated | <to A A
Flounce, worth $2.75, at *MiUU
French Cloth Wool Skirt, with 2 Flounces, worth $3 00, at $2i45
French Cloth Skirt, with 3 in. Kilt Pleating and 3-in. Embroidery, | <t-A rjn
In 5 shades, worth $3.50, at 1 /\J
Quilted Alpaca Skirts, lined with Canton Flannel, worth $2.50, at... j $1,85
Quilted Alpaca Skirts, lined with Canton Flannel, worth $3.50, at... ! $2i75
Princess Matternich. with Sateen Top, lined,und quilted border 7-in. <t A rid
deep, worth $3.50, at 1 *P4i /D
Princess Matternich, with Sateen Top. lined, and quilted border I <tQ nc
9-ln. deep, worth $5.00, at I -POil/O
Princess Matternich, with Sateen Top, lined, and quilted border <tj| EA
12-in. deep, worth $6 00, at *P4tiDU
Princess Matternich, with Sateen Top, lined, and qniUed border &C AA
16 in. deep, worth $7.50, at •POiUU
Princess Matternich, with Sateen Top, lined, and quilted border <tO r/CZ
12-in. deep, worth $5 00, at , 4>o, / 0
Ladies' French Cloth Bklrts all wool, with 5-In. box pleated Flounce, <tO rjC
worth $4.50. at 4>J, /Q
Ladies' Fancy Stripe Cloth, with 7-in. box pleated Flounce, worth <TO rtA
$4.00, at »PO.UU
LaJies' All-woo) French Cloth Skirts, with 3-in. Kilted Flounce and <tO OC
5 Satin piped bands, worth $4.75, at *Pd\Zo
Ladies' French Cloth, with 5 in. Flounce of Embroidered Velvet. I (t A CA
and piped Satin bauds, worth $5.75, at QU
Solid Black Satin Skirts, with 15-in. of Quilting, lined with Canton etc CA
Flannel, worth $7.50, at $0 DU
Solid Black Sattn Bkirts. extra quality/with 15-in. of Quilting, Sateen d- O Eft
lined, worth $10.00, at " ■PO.OU
Solid Black Satin Skirt, with Embroidered Flouuoe and Sateen lie- ctr A a
ing, worth $7.50, at -POiUU
All Silk Black Surah Skirts, worth $15.00, at ( gQ
All Silk Black Satin De Lyon Skirts, worth $25.00, at $16i50
Infants' Zephyr, knitted, with and without bodies; Ladies' Zephyr yl
Knitted Skirts, at half-price ; PRICE
Watch Our Windows for Bargains.
Pfllll TtPft Dr y Gdods House,
tUILI M 101, 103, 105 S. Spring, cor. Second.
130 N. Main St., Los Angeles, Cal.
A Most Complete Line of Novelties for the Holidays
CAN be been at our establishment.
Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry, Clocks and Bronzes,
Of all the latest styles and descriptions.
Our stock is the largest in this town, but we are not overstocked; no auctions,
or selling out below cost, but we guarantee our prices lower than any other house
in California.
Our standing of 21 years in this town is a guarantee of fair treatment.
I have this the 6th day of December transferred for the benefit of the creditors
all the stock of the
To A. J. REITHMOELLER, of the "Surprise," 144 South Spring St.
GUS E. DORN, Assignee.
The goods of this establishment will be sold regardless of cost, from 25 to 50
cents on the dollar. Call early and secure these floe Darea'ns. dB-lm
E. BERM AJNT, Jeweler,
SUf First-Class Repairing a Sp°cialty, d 7 lm
Buy Your Goal From First Hands.
Mlneiß ana Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Gallup, Aztec, Sunshine, and Corrillos coal. All kinds of coal constantly in stock,
also Coke, Charcoal and Wood. We mine our own coal and handle it direct to the
consumer. No middle-men. Full weights guaranteed. Positively the best domes
tic coal in the market. Get our prices before purchasing elsewhere. Now is the
time to contract your winter fuel.
CHAS. A. MARRINER, Gen'l Manager.
City Office, Hotel Nadean. Telephone 855.
Yard. Corner Eaat First street und Santa Fn avnnne. Los Angeles. Oal. dB-tf
Chicago Brewing Company,
The agency of this popular Beer has been established at
In the new and elegant Stowell Block.
A specialty made of Fine Liquors, Wines and Cigars. Fine Lv.nch [served daily.
1 Family Trade solicited.
1 Bottling establishment located corner Hayes street and [Pasadena avenue, Eaat
Los Angeles. Telephone 639. dio
ffililULCEfr 4 If
N. W. Cor. Spring and First Sts.
Discounts Until February Ist.
We are not "Retiring from Business;" we have no damaged
goods, but we must make room for Spring Stock, and
for CASH buyers, we offer
On every garment in our complete line of Meu's Boys' and
Children's OVERCOATS
On all Clothing, Furnishing Goods, Hats, Valises, etc., in
our large assortment
You get the full benefit, as you can be sure our goods
have not been marked up to meet the loss.
Special Sale
Prices and Styles to suit everyone.
The best Eastern Manufacturers' Goods.
FINE SHOES 54 North Sr>rino- St.
<127 2m
Retiring from Business.
Having decided to retire from business, offer their
entire stock of
In all grades, from the cheapest to the best made in the
United States.
This is the best opportunity ever offered in this city
to parties who contemplate Furnishing
Dwellings, Offices. Etc.
214, 216, 218 S. Spring Street.

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