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DAILY HERALD. —rDßioasmD— SEVEN DAYS A. WKKK. JOBIFH B. LYNCH. JAMS J. ATKBS. AVERS & LYNCH, - PUBLISHERS. Entered at the postoffice at Los Angeles as seoond-class matter. I PffiJVKRED BY CAKBLKBS _ soc. •er month. Office of fabllcatlQn, 123-IJ# street Log Angeles. TeIePOQE» ao. 166 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 81, IS9Q. Sewer System, Storm Drains and Outfall. Last summer the voters of this city expressed their views at the polls on a proposition to spend nearly a million and a half dollars on a system of sewerage, including main sewers inside the city, an outfall from the city limits to Ballona and storm drains subsidiary to the in side system. It was a most emphatic expression of opinion, leaving no doubt in the world that they were opposed to the plan as a whole. Pending the canvass preceding the election tbe citizens had ample opportunity of expressing their views through the press, and the weight of opinion leaned to favoring the inside system and to opposing both the outfall and the storm drains. Some months have elapsed since this emphatic ex pression of public opinion was developed, and in the interim a commit tee of citizens have sat with a the Council and the City Engineer for weeks working out changes deemed necessary in the original plan. The deliberations of this joint committee were aided by the counsel of Mr. Ru dolph Hering, a sanitary engineer of high standing. As a result of these efforts on the part of the citizens' com mittee, of the Council and of Mr. Her ing, a tripartite proposition is now be fore the people, to be acted on at 'he polls in about three weeks. The exact days are the 13th, 14th and 15th of March, on which days a vote is to be ess! —first, on the inside system; second, on the storm system; and third, on the ou'fall sewer. This is what the people at the time of the former vote wanted, and the Council refused. There is no ('oub; the refusal to segregate the ques tion into parts had a good dea to do with getting out the vote on the naeative side. The separation of the question is therefore regarded by the people as an important matter. Well, in this respect they have get what they demanded. As to tha plans proposed, there are not many changes—there is none of a mate rial nature in the storm drains. The specifications for these are about tbe same as before. The cost has been seg regated, and the taxpayers know just what these will cost. The City Engineer put the expense last summer at $450,000 as an estimate not claimed to be accu rate. It is now put at $540,000.. and bonds to that amount are asked for. This was the most unpopular feature of the old system, and it has not gained an iota in popularity since the vote against it was cast. It will be defeated again. The same is true of the outfall sewer. At this time the sentiment of the people is strong against that scheme. All classes of the com munity expressed themselves to that effect, aud multitudes of them gave cogent reasons to back their views. They have not changed in their views on this any more than on the scheme to build the storm drains. It is not necessary to go over the ground the argument traversed a few months ago. The citizens know them by rote, are persuaded of their soundness and will vote no on the out fall sewer when it comes up, in larger numbers than the bonds were defeated by in the summer. Mr.Hering's views are far from satisfactory on the subject of both outfall sewer and storm drains. He was kept in total ignorance of the vo'e taken on the proposition, and expressed great surprise when told of the defeat of the plan at the polls. He had little or no opportunity to study up the river route for the outfall, he is not ac quainted with the topography of thia sec tion, nor does he know anything of the contention here that the sewage ought to be utilized for irrigation. He merely en dorses the Ballona scheme as a feasible route to the ocean, and his opinion was neither asked nor given upon all the other matters in contention. But while the outfall sewer and the storm drains will be defeated in March as they were in August, the inside system will cirry by a very large vote. The taxpayers recognize that there is a large area of the city where population has so increased within the past ten years as to need sewers. It if cf course a state ment as false as Belial to say this city has no sewers. The populous part of the city is nearly all well sewered. But there are other districts where sewers are needed. The proposition meets with even more favor now than it did last summer, for the reason that important changes have been made in the plans. An interceptor is provided, if necessary, along the south limits of the city to con nect with the bed of the river as an out let for excessive sewage in the winter months when much rain may fall and wipe out the demand for sewage for irrigation. This feature will increase the favor with which the people look upon the plan to sewer the city. The vote in favor of this necessary improvement will be large, but the people will think that ia enough f,r the present. This interior system will cost $374,000. It will take some time to spend tbat, and by that time we shall be better able to judge about further developments. Fbom Europe the report reaches this country that following in the wake of la grippe, or Russian influenza, is a disease of the respiratory organs which takes the shape of small pustules, or "fever sores." In soma instances cases very like cholera have been developed, and some anxiety is being felt as to the health of tha people next summer. Forewarned as the authorities are, they will no donbt take extra pre THE LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD: FKIDAY MORNING, F EBRD AH V 21. Ib9o cautions to guard against any disease assuming an epidemic form. And it will be well for each indi vidual to pay particular attention to his own person, to his personal habits, diet, and every other matter of bis daily life. Householders, too, will do well to main tain a state of great cleanliness about their premises. We have had almost an assured immunity from any such epi demic, but it will do no harm to be careful. Mutiny in the Ranks. It was a significant sign of tbe times when Mr. Burrows, the ablest parlia mentarian in the lower House of Con gress, went over the other day to the leaders on the Democratic side and told them he would support any reasonable proposition for debate on the rules, which debate Reed and his followers had determined tc cut short. In the absence of McKinley Speaker Reed, it seems, had entrusted Cannon, of Illinois, with the task of daing the gagging. Several propositions by the Democrats had been made, but were insolently rejected by Cannon, who was watcbod and aided all the time by Reed, snd at last the previous question was demanded. The spirit of fair play and decency waß at once aroused all over tho House, and by a vote, of more than two to one, includ ing among the Republicans nearly a score of its pronounced leaders, the demand was denied. It was a remarkable scene, and such a rebuke to the Spe&kor as will not be lost even on him, much less upon the country. Indeed, this action, taken with the open rebellion of such papers as the Lowell Courier and Boston Advertiser among the stalwart, thick and thin par tisan journals, is an unmistakable Bign of a breach that will widen rather than heal at once. For one, better than the old-time Republican leaders, sees the tendency to the spectacular in politics on their side. Two years ago Foraker was the idol of the party because he was able to say and do striking things. Even in the Chicago convention he was the hurrah candidate whom the sober element of his party openly feared and secretly despised. Nothing, however, less than the merited disgrace, that has overtaken him, could have relegated him to the place he deserved to hold before the people. Halstead the pictur esque word-painter, Ingalls the percus sion orator —the French would call him a poseur, —Chandler the New Hampshire office-broker, each one of these, in turn, is passing from public view and losing every quality of safe leadership, even in his own party at home. There can be no doubt—and in fact there is no denial—that Speaker Reed was pur forward aa a leader who had all the boldness of any rf the rest, and much 'more real ability. He is a strongman, and comes as near having a genius for leadership in Congress as any man his party has ever produced. But he has overdone ihe business he set about and was expected to do; and he, in his turn, cannot hold the place at the head of his party where his audacious assumption of power has placed him. "Tbe instinct of the many, which is better than the wis dom of the few," is already discrediting and dethroning him. There is a wide spread mutiny in tbe ranks of the party itself. The men who begin to see tbe ephemeral nature of "smartness" and spectacular politics, generally are grow ing restive under a regime that promises nothing but strife, whose wear and tear it is impossible for any party, in the long run, to withstand. The fight between the Mayor, whose contest is really that of the people, and the Council ring, has reached a very in teresting stage. The ring banks have in their hands $360,000 of the city funds, which they refuse to surrender to the City Bank, which offers A% per cent in terest ior its use. The language of the charter is plain, that the money shall be in the city vaults or loaned out on inter est for the benefit of the city. The banks which are using the city funds for nothing ar* making a fight to maintain their hold on tbe public moneys. The Mayor favors the loaning of the money to the bank that bid four and one-half per cent, for its use. He now refuses to sign the school bonds unless the money received for them is placed in the city vaults, or loaned to the bank that agrees to pay in terest for its use. Unless he can have assurances that this will be done, he will refuse to sign the bonds and the high school cannot be built. The Mayor makes a good point when he says he will not give the ring $100,000 more money to fight for and to fight with. It is an interesting fight as it is, and it promises to be more so. At thia stage of the game the Mayor has taken the last fall out of his antagonist, and it looks like his fight. It looks very much to us as if the Government would lose none of its dig nity, and Justice none of its prestige, if the prosecution of Mrs. Terry for offences charged against her during the lifetime of her husband, were dropped. We see nothing to be gained by pursuing the defendant at this late hour. Her hus band's life has paid all forfeits and all penalties that can decently be exacted out of the circumstances which arose in tbe genesis of this wretched business. Let this thing continue, and it will not be Mrs. Terry who, at the bar of public opinion, will be keld as the culprit, but those who pursue her. When once the public feel that prosecution has turned into persecution, the authorities and the accueed will change places. The markets of Los Angeles at this time are supplied with lemons of local growth as good as any imported fruit that ever reaches America. These lem ons come from Riven ide, Ontario, Po mona, Azusa, Duarte, San Fernando, and all over the section. They are seed less, or nearly io, and a well of acid. The retail price is ten to fifteen cents a dozen. Lemons are a luxury elsewhere. Here we can all nee them. The benefit to the public health resulting from a free use of citric acid is inestimable. DRIFT AND DELUGE. A Bad State of Affairs in the Blockaded Districts. RAILROAD TRAFFIC PARALYZED. The Central Pacific Tracks Tempo rarily Open, but Fresh Snow t Drifting- In. Associated Press Dispatches to The Herald, j Bacramknto, February 20.—The cyclone and rotary plows have at last broken the new blockade on the Sierra J Nevadas, and if no more deep snow drifts upon the track trains will again be running within twenty-four hours. A i number of east-bound passengers, wbo had been delayed at Colfax, returned to Sacraments tonight, and will proceed eastward by the southern route. One of the east-bound trains which has been on the road five days, succeeded in reach ing Truckee today. No trains will be sent out until all the rails have been flanged out in order to insure Safety. SNOWING ALT. NIGHT. Dutch Flat Station, Cal., February 20.—1t snowed steaddy since last night until noon today, whun it broke away for about two hours, but tonight it is snow ing hard, with indications of continuing all night. People are k->pt busy keeping the snow off their buildings. Woodmen and miners living out of town are com ing in on snow-shoes, as they are out of provisions. Tbe railroad is open between Emigrant Gap and Truckee. Train No. 3 of the 17th will reach Truckee tonight. The outfit train ia stuck between Blue caiion snd Emigrant Gap. ITU NEW SNOW HARD TO COMBAT. San Francisco, February 20.—1n the Sierras snow fell steadily last night, and early this morning the new snow meas ured twenty-five inches on the level at Blue cation. It fell on the Central over land line all the way from Auburn to Truckee, and more is still coming down. In spite of all efforts the snow plows were impeded so tbat trains could not get through. West-bound passengers on trains due here yesterday and today are held at Truckee, and the outlook is that if they get here by noon tomorrow they will be doing well. The east-bound traiu of Tuesday was at Summit at noon today. It was expected at Truckee to night, and then the west-bound trains will be started moving. Last night's east bound overland is held at Colfax. No trains were sent out today by the Cen tral route. The difficulty is'due to the new snow piling iv tbe cuts where the old Bnow is thirty or forty feet high in some places, so that push plows have no opportunity to turn the snow to one side. The steam plows are working effectively. East of Truckee to Reno the track is easily kept clear. No trains will be sent into the mountains nntil all is clear. A BAD STATE OF AFFAIRS. Dispatches received at Fourth and Townsend streets this morning stated that the west-bound train, which should have arrived in this city last evening, is held at Truckee, The wires are down beyond Cisco, and how matters stand from there on is not known. The east bound train which was held far a time at Colfax yesterday, managed to work ita, way up to Cisco, although snow was fall ing fast and furiously. This morning at 7:30 it left Cisco for Truckee, but whether it has made the trip or not is not known, owing to the failure of the wires. Secre'ary Richardson stated this morn ing: "Affairs are very bad indeed; with tremendous work of plows we are able to move trains a little each day; but if the storm keeps up it is impossible to deter mine just how serious the result may be." LOS ANGELES LINE BLOCKED. There is a landslide at Martinez which has covered the track so as to make it impassable, and the I .or Angeles express which was dispatched last night, hud to go by way of Niles and Livermore, and the Southern train which came in this morning, traveled over the same route. The removal of the slide will take but a short time, however. With the large force of men at work it is thought it will be clear this evening. THE DONAHUE ROAD. On the Donahue read runnirg to Ukiah, workmen have cleared the land slide away at tunnel No. 6, one and one half miles north of Cloverdale, and now passengers can go through to Ukiah by traveling about two miles on s hand-car. TRAINS AT RENO. 1 Reno, Nev., February 20.—This after noon No. 3 ma ; l train, which left San ' Francisco on Monday night, arrived al Reno. It had been detained on the mountain for sixty hours. Superintend ent Fillmore reports that it will be thirty-six or forty hours before any other 'rains are liable to get through between Emigrant Gap and Alta. There are now four trains at Reno, and another will be In tomorrow morning from the east. All of them will be held here until the mountains are clear. The barometer is low and the outlook is not very encour aging. THE OHEttON LINE. Through Trains (annot Possibly Hun Within Six Weeks. Ashland, Ore., February 20.—Twenty five thousand people in the Rogue River valley, who have been for more than a month past waiting for mail from the outside world, will probably be gratified tomorrow, for a mail train with a car load of mail, transferred beyond Duns muir, is reported rapidly approaching these parts, and will arrive tomorrow morning by 2 o'clock, if nothing hap pens. The wrecking force's reports from Cow Creek cation indicate that the damages to the railroad there are much greater than at first anticipated. At last reports Pratt's men had not yet reached the big slide, the road north of Glendale having to b-t almost entirely newly built. It is now generally understood tbat the railroad people have abandoned all hopes of clear ing out. the big West Fork Blide, but will build three miles of entirely new road around it on the opposite side ot the canon. Beyond the big slide many miles of track have to be almost entirely re built also. The latest reports from the railroad officialß who have been over the ground say that through trains cannot possibly run hetween Portland and San Francisco within six weeks. Local trains have been running a number of days between Ashland and Glendale, but have not carried mail regularly. THE STORM RE-OPENED. Sissonb, Cal., February 20.—The storm i has re-opened. It is snowing furiously. I Over a foot of additional snow has fallen! i A plow with several locomotives is buck- I ing the snow. A train which was five < days behind from Dunsmuir arrived this i evening. Ths engines of the same were i off the track a large part of the time* i and but eight miles were made in three days. No landslides now interrupt the plows, which have to keep running, R h ths snow is over four feet deep in places The Edgewood and Dunsmuir blockades 1 are now cleared. ANOTHER BLOCKADE ANTICIPATED. Redding, Cal., February 20.—1t has been snowing here all morning. The ground is very wet, and the snow melts 1 as fast as it falls. Another blockade on the railroad is anticipated. DISASTROUS FLOODS, Huron Visited br tbo Greatest Flood ln Its nistory. Huron, Cal., February 20.—The heaviest and most disastrous flood known 1 to the settlors of Huron, struck this place today, causing heavy damages to the town and surrounding country. Set- 1 tiers who have been here for thirty yeare <■ have never seen such a flood in this f country before. The flooded country is | about fifteen miles long and one mile j wide. Trains will not run from Huron to Alcalde for some time, washouts being 1 between here and that place. t A DELUGE AT NAPA, ' Napa, Ca!., February 20 —Heavy rain 1 fell steadily last night, choking up 1 sewers and flooding some of the streets t and sidewalks. The river is out of its j banks in a few places. No damage has i been done. The county road between , Napa and Yountville is under water a distance of two miles. Tho weather is cold. The hills surrounding the valley are covered with snow. RAIN AND SNOW AT NEVADA. Nevada, Cal., February 20.—1t rained last night until 3 o'clock this morning, when it got colder and six inches of snow fell. The thermometer now registers 40, and tha weather is misty. The new malt house at Fogeli's brewery collapsed last night, being the first building crushed by this storm. The season's total precipitation is 78 inches. CONTINUOUS STORM AT AUBURN. Auburn, Cal., February 20 —It com menced raining last Friday night, and has stormed steadily since, with occa sional falls of snow. There has been a heavy fall of snow in the mountainous part of the county. The rainfall to date is 3(5.50 inches. List season it was about 13 inches. THE PRECIPITATION AT PLACERVILLK. Placerville, February 20—The storm which commenced Sunday still contin ues. About two feet of heavy enow has since fallen, and is rapidly melting into its equivalent of 4.8 inches of water. Tha total rainfall for tha season is 54 5 inches. FETALUMA FARMERS DISCOURAGED. Petaluma, Cal., February 20. —It com menced raining again here Saturday af ternoon ; giving 38.08 inches for the sea son. Farmers are badly discouraged. There will be no wheat in this section, except a small area. Volunteer wheat will be very late. FLOODS EXPECTED AT GILROY. Gii.roy, February 20.—An inch and a quarter was added to the rainfall in tbe last twenty-four hours, making over thirty-four inches for the season. Floods are again expected if there is no cessa tion of the storm. BOWS A BANK. A Snow Plow Derailed with Fatal Consequences Sacramento, February 20.—Last night at 9:30, at Cape Horn Mills, a snow plow, engine 315 and four other locomo . tivee were derailed by a broken rail. Tho plow, engine and two succeeding . locomotives were carried down the bank, some sixty feet, the two rear engines being dragged from the rails. Brake man Williams was so badly scalded that he died in two hours. Fireman Evans was severely scalded and bruised. En gineer William Djrland was badly in jured about tha hips, and his fireman, Bates, more or less bruised The injured were brought here to the railroad hos pital. LIVE STOCK. PEKISHING. The Effect of Grasshoppers and Snow lv British Columbia. , Victoria, B. C, February 20.—Intelli gence has been received that the recent i bad weather in Nicola, B. C, will have severe results for the stock-raisers in that region. The destruction of feed by i grasshoppers last season was a serious blow, but with two and one half feet of snow, frozen hard by the intense cold, the chances are that horses and cattle will die by the thousand on tha ranges ' Horses have bean found frocen stiff standing in the deep snow on the bills. It is difficult at present to estimate what the losses will be, but there is a million dollars' worth of stoca: in the NicoU re gion, and a large proportion will perish. Deep Snow. Nevada, Cal., February 20 —It has been snowing very fast this evening, but a_ shifting wind for the past six hours gives some hope that the storm is ariout over. At the Mountain house and For est City the total depth of the snow is nineteen feet, and at Graniteville twenty five feet. TO BEAT NELLIE BLY. Citizen Train Coins Into tbe World Ulrdllnr Business. Boston, February 20.—George Francis Train is busy perfecting tbe plan 9 for bis proposed trip around the world, which he expscts to accomplish in sixty days, starting from Tacoma, Washington. He received a telegram tonight from Rad baugh, proprietor of the Tacoma Ledger, guaranteeing a special steamer from Ta crine to the steamer Abyssinia, which leaves Vancouver March 17th. Train ia to leave Boston March 9rh. Patriotic Educators. New York, Febraary 20.—The National Educational Conference today elected officers and passed resolutions declaring public schools the chief source of civil ization and the bulwark of civil and re ligious liberty; approving the placing of 'he American flag over school houses; recommending the reading of the Declar ation of Independence and other histori cal papers; that they could meet hostile criticism, and make the public schools the allies of the home and the sour c of the highest moral instruction, without any sectarian bias. Consolidation Ratified. , Denver, February 20.—A meeting of ' the stockholders of the various roads iv- i eluded in the recent Union-Pacific-Fort i Worth consolidation, was held this morning at the Union depot, for the pur pose of ratifying the deal. The formali ties were easily disposed of, and the last ' band of red tape was placed around the < consolidation. i Drowned Wblle Skating. Victoria, B. C, February 20.—A Coro ner's inquest was held this morning on | the bodies of Edward and J a rues Alex- ] ander. The bodies were found at the « bottom of a pond in eight feet of water < with skates still on their feet. The jury returned a verdict of drowned by break ing through the ice while skating Wed ueaday night. < COAST CULLING. — ti Banker Hellman Visits the * Bay City. J i WILL LOCATE THERE BY AND BY \ B I His Brother Will Be His Manager Here — Great Demand for Nevada Bank Stock. \ : g A«:oelat*<J Press Dispatches to the Herald. S San Francisco, February 20 —Isaias I W. Hellman, who is to take the presi dency of tbe Nevada B.tnk, arrived here from Los Angeles today, accompanied by Sirs. Hellman. They are at the Palace hotel and will remain here for about a week. "Sines my arrival this morning," x said he, in answer to a question, "I have t had applications from about thirty other 0 people. The list of San Francisco people . willing to subscribe prior to this involved , from fifty to one hundred names, ■ so I could Bay nothing very satis- i factory to them, except that I would 1 take their names and the amount which ' they wanted, and do the best I could for ' them. Probably a definite list of the 1 stockholders will not be completed for at | least a week. "I shall stay here for that time, and h jpe to accomplish a good deal in that period, but should definite arrangements be made, I would not probably lake the presidency of tha bank until abjut I April Ist. As president of the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Los Angeles I will have h good deal to demand my at tention until then. Besides, my other interests will have to be arranged." Mr. Hellman said his brother in Los Angeles would take the management of the bank there. This city will be Mr. Hellman's home, immediately after he takes hold of tho Nevada Bank, and he will move his family here. PURELY A HOAX. Corbett Did Not Fight a Citizen of Tucson. Tucson, Ariz.. February 20 —A report recently published in a local newspaper, and which appears to have gained gen eral credence abrrad, purporting to give the details of an impromptu prizefight between Corbett, the San Francisco pugilist, and a well known citizen of Tucson, as the former passed through .here en route to New Orleans to meet Kilrain, waa purely a hoax, gotten up by a newspaper reporter as a practical joke upon County Surveyor George J, Roskruge, who never put on the gloves in his life. A BOLD ROBBERY. How Two Burg-lars Hot at the ( on tents of a Safe. Albany, Ore., February 20—Early this morning a stranger called at the res idence of Damon Smith, a druggist, at Harrisburg, and wanted some medicine. Smith accompanied him to the store, when the Btranger confronted him with a revolver and ordered him to cpen the safe. Another man appeared at tha door also with a drawn ievolvbr. Smith was forced to open tha safe. The two men then gagged the druggist, bound him hand and foot, took $900 from the aafe, and his gold watch, and escaped. There is no clue to the robbers. Hints for Vintners. San Francisco, February 20. —At tbe monthly meeting of the Grape-growers' and Wine-makers' Association today, H. M. Larue and F. A. Haber were ap pointed to cooperate with the members of the Viticultural Commission, to con fer with the Wine-dealers' Association on the mattor of bills before Congress influencing the wine industry. F. A. Haber read a paper on the ageing and maturing of wiuos. in which he took ground in favor of cooperative ware houses, where vintners could store their wines at nominal charge, and on which they could be advanced money at a low rate of interest, if they did not chouse to sell. Spring Valley Water Rates. San Francisco, February 20.—The water committee of the Board of Super visors today passed to print, with but two dissenting votes, the order fixing the new rates to be paid by consumers of Spring Valley water. The reduction on household rates was from 5 to 11 per cent, while the only increase was on valve rates. The order was made to apply to the fiscal years of 1889, '90 and '91. The new rates show a general in crease over those fixed by the board in February, but which the Supreme Court held to be illegal. A Fatal lnfa-nation. Seattle, February 20 —John Ander son, the son of well-to-do per pie in Vic toria, but who had been disinherited because of bis infatuation with Elva Marston, a notorious woman, shot him self fatally this morning at a dance hall here, because the Marston woman refused io become reconciled to him afier a quarrel. Later —Anderson died this evening. Another Pioneer Uone- Salinas, Cal., February 20 —John A. Douglass, a pioneer well kuown throughout the State, died hero today. He came to the State in 1835, and was probably more familiar than any other person now living with all tht early Spanish, Mexican and other grants of land in the State. Hennessey and Kelleher matched. San Francisco, February 20. —Billy Hennessey and Denny Kelloher signed articles today, to fight at tbe San Jose Athletic Club, March 20th, for a purse of $800. Fatally Burned. Seattle, February 20.—Dan R. Williams was probably fatally burned by the explosion of a hanging coal oil lamp in In parlor which he wad trying to ex tinguish last night. A False Accusation. Woodland, Cal., February 20 —The case of H. J. Palmer, charged with em bezzlement by Senator Fair, was con cluded today, and defendant was promptly discharged by Judge Ruggles. Through Trains to San Biego. Riverside, Cal., February 20. — Through trains over the Santa Fe from the I* ant to San Diego will pass through, commencing Sunday, February 23d. Died of self-inflicted Wounds. i Albany, Ore.. February 20.—George i Saltmarsh, who shot himself and wife, 1 Monday, died this morning from the I effects of hia wounds. His wife is recov- ] •ripg. 1 1 incorporated. ' ' San Francisco, February 20. — The f California fctate Board of Trade filed ar- ( ides of incorporation today. The ob ects of the association are to maintain in his city an exhibit of the agricultural md industrial reeoarces of the State, to >romote immigration snd to circulate reformation regarding the development >f the State. There is no capital stock. Che directors are: E. J. Gregory G M Francis, W. H. Mills, A. A. Hibb'ard N* ?. Chipman, D. MePherson, Geo. I. 7 ieko, N. C. Hanscom, A. T. Hatch A. <\ Jones and J. 8. Emery. Proposed Irrigation District. Riverside, February 20 —A call has >een issued by citizens to form an irri rating district for all the lands lying east ,f the upper canal of the Riverside rVaterComp.ny. Tho district will com prise 15,000 acres of fine orange land. THE HOME OF A GYPBY KlN'9v V Brick House Near Dayton Occu pied by an Aged monarch. A modest brick house, standing n little way back from the street, in a suburb of ihe city of Dayton, 0., is the property md for a part of the year the home of a Gypsy of wide repute, the heir apparent to a throne of Little Egypt; and here, and hereabouts, is the rendezvous of a numerous band or tribe. This settlement is widely known as the home of some of the richest and most influential families of Gypsydom, among them the Stanleys, of whom the present head, Levi, is called the king. This Levi Stanley is a short, heavy-set man of somethipg over 79 years; he is still strong and active, with a ruddy cheek aud bright eye. Much of his time is passed with the traveling parties, while his eldest son, Levi, Jr., a stalwart, handsome man of 50, assumes much of the active direction of affairs, looking after property, etc. Lying scattered about to the north of Dayton are many fine farms owned by them. At present most cf the farms are in the hands of tenants, for, however near the Gypsy may be to the primeval man, he has not yet developed a strong liking for the labor of the primeval occu pation. j The traveling and camping parties are the most interesting and picturesque feature of tbe Gypsy life. These usually consist of a single family, the term fam ily meaning tbe whole blood connection. It may comprise one or a dozen wagons and from three or four to nearly half a hundred people. They make long or short journeys, as directed by the king, stopping at each place as long as the state of the horse and palmistry trades warrants. —[Chautauquan. Portugal and England. Portugal has long been nothing but a tributary of England, and three-quarters of a century of passive obedience has not spared it in the present attempt to extri cate itself and imitate its ancient, story as a navigator and colonizer. The English, getting the Spanish into a place where they could be assailed as arsociates of the French, tore their stupendous fleets all to pieces. At the battle of the Nile and other actions they made for the French chipping until Napoleon was left without transports and could only operate on the continent of Europe, whereby he had to choose the Russian expedition instead of heading a move ment directly against England or her cOl -0..i s. The Turks were torn all to pieces as a maritime power at the battle of Na varino, into which they were treacher ously led. The war of 1812 was nothing but an attempt to break up the rising navy of the United States, and the atti tude of England in 1861 showed that she had made no change of view in fifty yeais. Tho Crimean war of 1854 was nothing but an effort to prevent Rufsia pursuing her destinies toward the Indian ocean; and tbe Berlin conference, which Disraeli organ ized with Bismarck twenty years later, threw back into Russia her dissatisfied army and made her the prey to social ism, nihilism and disorder. The earnest monarch, Alexander, who had emanci pated his serfs, had to lay down his life from the dissatisfaction of his people with their military status.—["Gath," in Enquirer. mark Twain on Autographs. Mark Twain thus recently wrote to an autograph collector in response to a re quest for his signature: "I hope I ahull not offend you; I shall certainly cay nothing with the inten tion to offend you, 1 must explain my eelf, however, and I will do it as kindly as I can. What you ask me to do, I am asked to do as often as one half drzen times a week. Three hun dred letters a year! One's impulse is to freely consent, but one's time and neces sary occupations will not permit it. There is no way but to decline in all cases, making no exceptions, and I wish to call your attention to a thing which has prob ably not occurred to you, and that ia this: No man takes pleasure in exer cising hia trade aa a paetime. Writing is my trade, and I exercise it only when I am obliged to. You might make your requeat of a doctor, or a builder, or a sculptor, and there w< uld be no impro priety in it, but if you ask either of those for a specimen of his trade, his handi work, he would be justified in rising to a point of order. It would never be fair to ask a doctor for one of his corpses to remember him by." And all this the humorist wrote on the type-writer, signing his name in the same method. The autograph collector's feel ings may be imagined. Mir Knew lagallsat I tchlsoi . There was a lady from Atchison in the Senate gallery at Washington on Thurs day, when the tall chief from Kansas was discussing the race question. "I knew Ingalls," she said "twenty-five years ago. Our families lived almost next door for fifteen years. Satire is milk and honey to him—always was. When I was a girl I thought he was the crossest and most disagreeable fellow I ever saw. rt "He started to come over to our house one day aDd barked his cheek on the clothes line in the yard, where the ser vant girl had carefully strung it. Ho was so angry that he turned around, went home and didn't come near us for three montha, and next spring he wouldn't vote for my father for mayor Mrs. Ingalls was always just aa nice as he was horrid."—[N. Y. Pun. Edison's Idea of Uod. Mr. Edison ssys he does not believe that matter is inert, acted upon b> an outside force, but that every atom pos sesses a certain amount of "primittve in telligence." It is impossible otherwise, he maintains, to account for the thousand ways in which atoms of hydrogen com bire with other elements, forming the most diverse substances, and finally pro ducing man, "who represents the total in telligence of all the atoms." As to the original source of this intelligence he holds that it must be some power greater than ourselves— an intelligent Creator a personal God. "The existence of Buch a God can, to my mind, almost be proved from chemistry," he declares. Thiß is the view of a practical scientist! and Colonel Ingersoll would do well to consider it carefully.—[Globe-Democrat.