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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
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WILL LOCATE THERE BY AND BY \
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His Brother Will Be His Manager
Here — Great Demand for
Nevada Bank Stock. \ :
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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.

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