,ttry in reply to the resolution of thi
house requiring bim to inform that bod;
£why work on some new public build
■tags and work on the extension and im
Improvement of occupied buildings author
toed during the Fifty-first congress wai
;»ot commenced, and why more than
**»8,000,000 of the appropriation remained
- unexpended during the past two years
It appears, he says, from tbe re
.port of the supervising architect
.that this legislation entailed such i
'large quantity of new work on hie office
as to make the quantity of the work en
tirely disproportionate to the force em
tployed. Congress failed to make the
'increases in the force demanded by the
office, while the facts showed that it was
•absolutely necessary. The $8,000,000
Sxeferred to does not remain unexpended
•at this date, bat a large balance of it
remains available and ita expenditure i.i
temporarily prevented by conditions
imposed by the law entirely beyond the
of the department. The sec
retary reviews the requirements of
j"the law requiring plans, sitea and
-the erection of buildings, and in con
clusion says: "I deem it necessary to
state that there bos not been any act
connected with the condition of the
-treasury that in any way interfered with
or retarded the action taken by tbe de
partment in regard to carrying out the
of the acts of congress, and
tbat the earnest purpose aud effort of
'the office of the supervising architect to
■ take such action with all reasonable dis
patch received every encouragement by
the policy and direction of the depart
-Sfhey Hare Another Interrlew with the
Secretary of Stats.
Washinotoii, Feb. 7.—The Hawaiian
annexation commissioners and Dr. Mott
,?Smith, Hawaiian minister, had another
thia morning with Secretary
-Foster at the etate department. Aa waa
the case with tbe two previous inter
views, this was entirely informal, being
confined to interchange of unofficial
; views on the subject of annexing the
j Hawaiian islands to the United States.
Nothing waa eaid about the time when
■ the commissioner shall be received by
President Harrison, and thus be formal
ly recognized, and the determination of
thia date will depend upon the nature of
| the advices from Honolulu which are
■ expected to reach San Francisco tomor
row on the steamship Australia.
f! All members of the cabinet were pres
ent today except Secretary Noble. There
[Is no change in the situation of Hawaii
fan affairs so far as the cabinet is con
cerned. Until the president end secre
jtaryof state conclude negotiations with
|the commissioners, or decide that nego
tiations cannot be formally entered up
; orij there will be nothing for the cabinet
as a body to consider.
Thurston and Carter left on the noon
train for New York on personal busi
ness, and will return tomorrow evening.
Another conference may be held Thurs
| day, bat when the commissioners sep
arated from Secretary Foster today,
'there was no definite engagement to
SILVER PURCHASE REPEAL.
Advocates of tho Measure Adopt a Plan
Washington, Feb. 7.—The advocate"
lin the honee of the repeal of the Sher
man law held a conference thia after
noon. A. resolution was adopted declar
ing that it had been discovered that a
majority of the bouse favor the repeal of
tbe Sherman bullion purchase act; that
it had been decided to abandon tbe at
tempt to get a majority of the Democrats
to sign a cloture petition, and make a
fight on the floor of the house, where all
tbe friends of honest money, whether
Democrats or Republicans, might join
in the attempt to secure the repeal of the
Culberson of Texas introduced in the
house today a bill, previously made
public, repealing the Sherman ailver
furchase act and substituting tbe old
bind act, and providing for the coinage
of the bullion accumulated under the
Reports Hade to Congress Draw tbe
* Same Conclusions.
Washington, Feb. 7.—Gates' report
on tbe Homestead troubles is accom
panied in its presentation to the house
by minority reports expressing the same
general conclusions in a different way.
The hope is expressed that the thought
of the age will devise some means to se
cure an equitable division of profits be
tween employees and employers. In
conclusion the opinion is expreßßed that
the evils disclosed by the investigation
are entirely beyond the reach of federal
power and remedies; if any can be de
vised they mußt originate with the state
The President About to Resume His Trl-
Washington, Feb. 7.—The placards
displayed on the front door of the White
House since Martbena Harrison, the
president's grandchild, was stricken
with scarlet fever, were removed today
and the public parlor of tbe bouse was
open to visitors. The president will
probably resume tomorrow bis tri
weekly receptions to the public.
The treasury department has reduced
its estimate of the probable amount re
quired lor the payment of sugar boun
ties. The original estimate was $10,
--600,000; it is now $8,000,000. So far
the sugar bounties on thiß year's crop
•mount to $3,500,000 paid.
Representative Fithian of Illinois, of
the committee on census, has made a
minority report, protesting against the
passage of a bill providing for a perma
nent census bureau. Baker of Kansas
■and Lawson of Georgia signed the re
port with Fithian.
The militia forces of the United States,
according to the latest returns, are 112,
--496. Every state and territory, with the
exception of Utah, has an organized
Once lost, it is difficult to restore the
hgir. Therefore be warned in time,
lest you become bald. Skookum root
bair grower stops falling hair. Sold by
A Cabinet Rumor.
Bostom, Feb. 7.—lt ie reported that
Cleveland has offered the secretaryship of
state to John Quincy Adams. Adams
sr.ys he has not been offered a portfolio.
Bncklen'a Arnica Halve.
The best salve in the world for cntt, brulnes,
lores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever sores, tetter
chapped hands, chilblains, corns and all skin
eruptions, and positively enres piles, or no pay
required. It Is guaranteed to gfvo perfect rat-
Uhvctfon, or money refnndc I. Price, 250 per
box For sale by 0. F. HciLzeman.
California Vinegar Works,
155 Banning street, opposite soap factory,
near Alameda and First streets, one-haii blot'k
(ram electric light works.
HIGH WATER IN PENNSYLVANIA.
Low Portions of Pittsburg aud
The Coneniaugh and Turtle Creek
on the Rampage.
Trouble Expected at Johnstown—Many
Towns on the Upper. Allegheny
Inundated — Ice Gorges In
crease the Danger.
I By the Associated Prem.
i Pittsburo, Pa., Feb. 7.—The flood
that threatened disaster in Pittsburg
and Allegheny has, it is thought, beet
checked by cold weather, and at mid
night the worst is believed to be over.
The lower parts ol Allegheny and the
sonth side are submerged. The damage
so far as known is not large, but the
poor people who are forced to leave
their homes suiter greatly from cold.
The high water has seriously affected
tbe railroads, and nearly all through
trains are delayed. The famous Oone
maugh is swollen so it has broken over
its embankments at several places,
causing fear and consternation among
the many who reside along the stream.
Trouble is expected at Johnstown.
Turtle creek is also a raging torrent.
Over 30 miles of telegraph lines on tbe
Franklin division of the Lake Shore road
were destroyed by last night's storm.
Two small station buildings on the Pitts
burg and Lake Erie road were carried
bodily away by the flood.
Dispatches from various points
throughout the western end of tbe state
indicate a serious condition of affairs.
At Oil City, Parkers, Warren and Free
port on the Allegheny, the flats are
submerged and the water is still rising.
Many people have been compelled to
move out of their houses and others,
with interests at stake, are remaining
up all night to watch the rise. At
Greenville, the prospects are that great
damage will be done before daylight by
the high water. At New Castle an im
mense ice gorge broke this morning and
the water and ice came down in a body
eight feet high, completely flooding the
lower portion of tbe city. Several houses
were swept away and many families
were taken from their homes in boate.
The damage will amount to thousands
of dollars. At Franklin a gorge broke
tonight and carried a number of county
Buffalo, N. V., Feb. 7.—There is a
big flood in South Buffalo, caused by
the overflow of creeks. The water cov
ers the lands and streets to a depth of
two and three feet.
They Staid In Jail Right Months to
riee.se the Taxpayers.
Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 7.—The case
of the county judges who are impris
oned here for contempt of the United
States Court for refusing to issue a
special tax levy to pay $250,000 bonds,
voted 30 years ago to a railroad tbat was
never built, were released today. A
special election was held to determine
whether the indebtedness should be
oompromiaad on th* basis of 70
per cent. The proposition carrted. and
tbe judges promised to issue the levy.
Judge Phillips today formally approved
the compromise and released the
judges. Eveiy county judge eince the
time the bonds were declared valid has
eerved a term for contempt in refusing
to take the necessary legal steps to dis
cbarge the debt. The present judges
were in jail eight months.
Four Lives Lo«t by the Burning of a
Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 7.—Four lives
were lost tonight in a fire in the negro
quarter. The fire department was called
to 1210 West Eighth Btreet at 12:45 a.
m., and found a small cabin on fire.
The cabin was occupied by Stephen B.
James and family. When the firemejn
arrived there Stephen James waß jußt
making bis escape. He was badly
burned. He became unconscious Boon
after getting out of tbe house. The fire
men rushed in and dragged out Mrs.
James, who was fatally burned and died
shortly afterward. The charred bodies
of Emma and Arthur James, aged re
spectively 8 and 10 years, and George
Mitchell, a nephew of James, were after
ward found in the ruins.
A PATRON OF CHESS.
Grover Cleveland Will Dedicate a Gold
New York, Feb. 7.—Grover Cleveland
informed a well-known chess journalist
that he would dedicate a gold medal for
tbe winner of an international chess
masters' tournament to be played in the
months of May and June. Dr. Mentz of
tbe Manhattan Chess club has under
taken to arrange for the event and will
tomorrow begin the preparation of a
programme. An attempt was made in
Chicago to have a similar tournament
under the auspices of the Columbian
exposition but was unsuccessful.
A Kick from Baltimore.
Baltimore, Feb. 7.—The board of
trade by a resolution protests against
the utterances of Senator Teller in
threatening to block legislation in case
the Sherman eilver bill is repealed. The
resolution says: "It ia a public outrage
tbat 14 senators, or any one ol them,
from Colorado, North Dakota, South
Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and
Nevada, representing a total population
of but a little more than twice that of
Baltimore city, or one-fifth tbat of New
York atate, ahould thus imperil the
commercial interests of the whole
An Unfounded Story.
au uuiuonueu story.
Philadelphia, Feb; 7.—Referring to
the dispatch from Chicago, alleging that
Cardinal Gibbons purposely withheld
the letter he was deputed to forward
to the pope in the name of
the archbishop of this country, until the
appointment of the apostolic delegate
wbb announced, the Catholic Standard
today says editorially that it has tbe
authority of both the cardinal and
Archbishop Corrigan for declaring this
latest story wholly without foundation.
Fire in the Boston Shoe District.
Boston, Mass., Feb. 7.—The shoe dis
trict of Boston was visited by a disas
trous fire tonight, the scene of the con
flagration being the so-called Green
building, 275 to 285 Congress atreet. The
total loss is estimated at upward of
$300,000. The firms who Buffered are
Clapp & Co., Sternes Shoe company.
Riley & Co., Hayres, Sparrow & Co. and
Simmons, Hatch & Whitten.
LOS ANGELES HERALD t WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 8, 1893.
'I Three Medical stud aula Die of Cerebro
. St. Louis, Feb. 7.-—Fred H. White of
' San Antonio, Tex., a student at the Col
lege of Physicians and Surgeons here,
was taken suddenly ill at a lecture
Thursday and died within 24 hours. His
1 symptoms were so peculiar that the doc
tors refused to sign a death certificate
until ordered to do so by tbe health de
partment, when they gave scarlet fever
as tbe cause.
Friday, George Hernden of Kentucky
was seized with similar symptons to
those of White and died this morning.
Saturday David Brown was taken ill
of apparently the same disease, and died
In all three cases tbe attending phy
; sicians were unable to determine the ex
, act cause of death and referred the mat
ter to tbe health department. The doc
tors' report calls attention to tbe suspi
cious nature of the cases and says:
The cases toward their termination
manifested symptoms of a character
that cause grave doubt as to the possi
bility of the existence of cerebral typhus,
as differentiated from suspected cerebro
The doctors insist upon an official in
vestigation for the purpose of determin
ing the exact etiology, bo vital is the
point. Mr. Graves says: "Student
White's case was not malignant scarlet
fever, it was typhus."
Among the students the sickness has
caused wide spread consternation.
After White's death the college was
closed and the men began leaving for
home. The students express the belief
that the disease, whatever it be, was
caught by the men in the dissecting
Latkr.—The autopsy held on the
body of Herndon was finished late to
night and the doctors came to the con
clusion that death resulted from cere
brospinal meningitis. The doctorß
then signed the certificate and the mat
ter was laid at rest.
Many Families Broken Up by a New
Columbus, Ksb., Feb. 7.—The people
of thia aection are greatly excited over
the apread of a new religioua idea, of
which John and David Deema of tbia
place are the chief expounders, the basis
being the government of personal
conduct according to the teaching
of the New Testament, literally in
terpreted. Many have adopted
the new religion, and several people
have left their families to follow the
Deems. They claim to have performed
miraculous cures, etc. Families have
been disrupted until the authorities,
backed by the sentiment of the ortho
dox people, determined to break up the
sect. Two of the most fervent converts
have been adjudged inaane by the pro
bate court and sent to an asylum. Ef
forts will be made in a few days to have
the Deems brothers adjudged insane
WHOLE TRAIN BURNED.
Another Serious Dliutir on the Big
St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 7.—The Big Four
eastbound passenger train which left
here at 7:45 last night waa wrecked and
totally destroyed a mile eaat of Pana at
an early hour tbio uftrawg, JH»* .v
was caused by a broken rail. Fire then
destroyed tbe wbole train. Including two
sleepers, the engine only being saved.
The baggageman was killed, aix passen
gers seriously injured, and a dezen more
slightly hurt. No names nor further
particulars can be obtained tonight.
More Mexican Bandits Captured.
Galveston, Feb. 7.—-A special from
Rio Grande City to the News says:
Capt. Santos Cadena, a prominent
member of Garza's band, and Apolino
surrendered yesterday to Lieutenant
Slocum and United States Deputy Mar
shal O'Donnell and were brought to town
today and put under bonds to appear at
San Antonio. Capt. Estavedo Bena
vidcs and Severiano Moreno of his com
pany were captured by Lieutenant Weet
and Deputy Marshal Jamee Arnold laet
night, and are now in custody here
awasting examination. All these par
ties were in tbe San Ignacio fight and
tbe last two skirmishes near Roma.
Peary's Second Expedition.
Springfield, Mass., Feb. 7.—Lieut.
R. K. Peary eaid in an interview today
tbat hie second Arotic expedition would
eet out from Philadelphia by the last of
June and would go by Bhip to Green
land, thence north by Bledge. Mrs.
Peary has not decided whether Bhe will
go or not. About 10 men will constitute
the party and they expect to be gone
two years. _
Illinois and Hawaii.
Springfield, 111., Feb. B.—The bouse
committee on federal relations today de
cided to recommend to tbe house for
adoption McMurdy'r resolution instruct
ing the Illinois representatives in con
gress to use their influence to secure
American supremacy in the Hawaiian
Chicago's Cold Snap.
Chicago, Feb. 7.—Today was the
coldeßt of the present cold snap. The
mercury yesterday morning stood at 40
above zero. Thiß morning it was 10
below, a drop of 50 degrees in less than
24 hours. This evening it has gone
still lower, and at midnight registers 14
The Cigarette Must Go.
Habbisduro, Pa., Feb. 7.—The houee
today passed a bill to prohibit tbe man
ufacture and sale of tbe cigarettes with
in the commonwealth.
How to Save Doctor Bills.
[Chicago Dally Calumet.]
Many a doctor's bill has been saved
by the use of Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy. Tbe name ie a household
word in many part* of tbe country.
Chamberlain's medicines have an ex
tensive sale in the world's fair city and
many people testify to tbe merits of
their different remedies. For sale by
C. F. Heinzeman, 222 North Main street,
Bismaecx, 8. D., Feb. 7.—The ballot
for United States senator today resulted:
Engle, 11; rest scattering among 17 can
Helena, Mont., Feb. 7.—The vote for
senator today resulted: Sanders, 29:
Clark, 21; Dickson, 12.
At the drug store, a valuable package,
worth ita weight in gold. My hair has
stopped falling and all dandruff has dis
appeared sinoe I found ekookum root hair
grower. Ask your druggist about it.
Cutlery, Bar Fixtures, Agateware
In endless varieties, at prices tbat are
bonnd to suit you, at the W. C. Fnrrey
company, 169 to 165 North Spring Btreet.
MITCHELL STARTS FOR AMERICA
The British Bloviator Coming
to Fight Corbett.
He Has a Millionaire to Back Him
for Any Amount.
Con Riordan Undertakes to Fight Three
Men in One Week—Hilly Mur
phy Wasn't Killed
By the Associated Press.
New York, Feb. 7.—The following
cablegram wbb received here today
from London: Charlie Mitchell with
Millionaire Abington and L. P. Alley,
hia secretary, started from Eaßton eta
tion en route for Liverpool today. Tre
mendoua crowda were present and 50
special constables had to be engaged to
keep back the enthusiastic gathering
who cheered Mitchell and his squire
lustily aa the train started from the
depot. Mitchell will leave Liverpool
with Abington on the Majestic tomor
row. Abington will back Mitchell for
any amount to fight Jim Corbett for the
championship of the world.
CON RIORDAN'S CONTRACT.
He Agrees to Fight Three Men in One
New York, Feb. 7.—Con Riordan,
the big Californian, has agreed to fight
three men in one week, before the Ariel
club of Philadelphia. His first oppon
ent will be big Bill Davis; his second,
Joe Hut tier, the colored man who
knocked Joe Goddard down several
times in a glove conteßt at the Ariel
club; and his third opponent is still un
Murphy Escaped With His Life.
New York, Feb. 7.—The sensational
rumor that Billy Murphy, who was de
feated last night by Johnny Griffin, died
of bis injuries, is without foundation as
Murphy waff Been, and except for ordin
ary bruises from the fight, is all right.
Longest Jump on Skates.
IST. louib, reo. 7.—i'he world's am
ateur record for a flying jump on skates
was broken by Frank Looney, skating
on the Missourri river. He cleared 16
feet 1 inch, beating the best previous
record by 11 inches.
DOWN ON LYNCHING.
Governor Ho(( Want! to Put a stop to
Austin, Tex,, Feb. 7.—ln view of tbe
torture of the negro Smith at Paris a
few days ago, Governor Hogg today sent
a meseage to the legislature suggesting
a law to pr 4 a stop to such work in the
future. He suggests tbat where persons
are taken by a mob and lynched, the
county in which it occurs shall be liable
for heavy damages to the heirs of the
lynched person; also holding the county
responsible for damages in case of
lynching before the lynched party is
arrested, unless the lynchers are indict-
All Miitrii,, " anan>Aa.t , i ■ nlufl
persons and corporations aiding or
abetting lynchings responsible for dam
MBS. WHITNEY'S FUNERAL.
President-Elect Cleveland Was One of
New York, Feb. 7. —The funeral of
Mrs. William C. Whitney, wife of the
ex-secretary of the navy, was held this
morning at St, Bartholomew's church.
The audience room was fragrant with
flowers and filled with promi
nent people. Among tbe pall
bearers were President elect Grover
Cleveland and Cornelius Vanderbilt.
The services of the Episcopal church
were conducted by tbe rector and then
the body was removed to Woodlawn
cemetery and buried in a grave covered
with white lilacs and roses.
Noble's Demurrer Overruled,
New York, Feb. 7.—Judge Wallace
overruled the demurrer interposed by
Secretary of the Interior Noble, in a Euit
for libel brought by W. R. Lapham, a
government contractor. Secretary Noble
sent cut a circular stating that bidders
for supplying envelopes and stationery
would not find it to their advantage to
do business through Lapbam,
A Brlgantlne Ashore.
Halifax, Feb. 7.—The brigantine
Edith, from Demarara for Halifax, ie
ashore at Fox Point and the sea is run
ning high. It is feared the crew of
eight men will be lost.
Roast Turkey Without Stuffing.
There is not tho slightest doubt but the
staffing of poultry ruins the flavor and
makos a good dinner hard to digest.
Speaking of stuffing, I always think of >a
question asked mo at a lecture, where I
was trying to convert my audience to the
abovo fact. "Why, how do you keep the
turkey from caving in?" Thoy will not,
of course, "cave in," as the stuffing does
not in tho least hold tbe carcass in shape.
Truss the turkey and roast it just as
you would ordinarily, and behold the
difference in flavor. You will never stuff.
poultry again. After it ft in good shape
dust with pepper and put a goodly quan
tity of melted butter over its breast. Run
it into a hot oveu and after thirty min
utes cool down the firo. Roast without
water, simply basting with the melted
butter and the fat In the pan, for twenty
minutes to each pound of turkey. Do
not count the first half hour. Salt when
nearly done.—Tablo Talk.
A Made Over Gown.
A bright girl, with more ot a deposit
In her head than at her banker's, has
made herself a fascinating fall costume
out of a last year's gown. The skirt of
the gown, which was of dark wool, she
rat and fitted over to the desired shape.
It was a dull, reddish, rough stuff, and
with a littlo quilling of velvet doubled
together and plaited she finished the
edge. Then a black velvet coat, relic of
finery, was made to do duty as a little
jacket, cut shorter than the Eton model,
slashed up the back to the nock and
edged all around with a finish of jet.
The top of her skirt sho edged about
with a double bias fold of velvet, fitted
neatly, and less than two inches wide
when all finished, and thia she hooked
over a full waist of the gray green and
blue tartan wool, checked off with a
thread of scarlet in silk, —St. Louis
A PROFESSIONAL "WEEPER."
A Young Scamp Who Finds De£glng Mors
I'ruutable Than Working.
"Jack the Weeper" is well known
about the lower part of the town. He
has been exploited in the newspapers in
connection with arrest end incarcera
tion, has been interviewed and had his
picture taken, and on various occcasiona
has swoxn off from professional weep
ing. "Jack the Weeper" is a dimiuu.
five looking specimen of a seven-year
rid boy with a twenty-year-old face and
a stock of experience and cunning rarely
accumulated by mankind this side of
fifty. He is ostensibly a newsboy, but
Hie fraternity hold him in great con
tempt or know him only to thump hhn.
His "racket" has been to get a bnndle of
papers together late in the evening and
weep at tho foot of the elevated stairs
Sympathetic people cast him pennies
. and nickels and dimes, and sometimes
j an occasional quarter or half dollar
found an abiding place in the weeper's
inside pocket—all on the supposition
! that he was an honest lad who had been
' "stuck." Toes the weeper found that
1 tears could be coined into crrsh more
1 easily and profitably than by the ordi
• nary course of the news trade. But just
1 aa Jack had worked up a fairly regular
trade in came a policeman, a cold and
calculating man of the world, with a
club, and broke np business by arrest,
examination and consequent publicity.
At the foot of a down town stairway
of a Sixth avenue elevated station in the
moat fashionable part of New York re
cently occurred a scene which demon
strated that "Jock the Weeper" had not
only not gone out of business, but had
vastly improved upon former metheds.
It was.about the fashionable shopping
hour and the swell women and dilettante
young men were flocking to the down
town trains. A delicate fad, with a con
sumptive cough and a bundle of oastofl
morning newspapers, rtood shivering at
the foot of the stairs, two great big
homemade tears plowing their wav
through the dirt on his cheeks as the
muddy waters of the Missouri seek the
sea. Several of us stopped out of sym.
pathy and began to question the boy.
At the same time nearly every hand
in the crowd instinctively sought for
change. An exceedingly sharp eyed lady
impulsively pulled out a bill and pushed
It into his trembling fingers, accompany*
Ing the act with an appealing look
around upon the rest of us. It worked.
Everybody in sight gavo silver, and an
old lady who came in later on the scene
pressed a two dollar note upon the child.
I misled two trains to note the goodly
sight, and I felt proud of my fellow
creatures and th&beautif ul sympathy oil
my kind, tho boy never said a word. ,
He merely coughed and wept and scooped
in the coin. In the excitement of the i
moment I forgot an errand I had at the i
next station and went past it. Then 1
got out, went up the other side and rode 1
There was a little mob. gathered on 1
the down town side at.ihe foot of the '
stairs. So nearly like the other mob J
was it that at first I thought I had made ;
another mistake and gone back to my
starting point. Bat no; it was the next 1
welt, "shiver my timbers!" as the old
Bait says, if there wasn't the same boy '
with the same graveyard cough, the 1
same weep, the same old papers, and, '
what was more astonishing, here was the j
tame sharp eyed, benevolent lady in the
midst of a group of sympathetic women, j
just starting a liberal subscription.
My first impulse was to jump in and t
grab her and yell for the police, but 1 i
conquered it and walked away, wonder- i
ing how much money there was in this 1
new snap of the woman and the weeper, 1
—New York Herald. 1
Are Scott nad Dickons Obsolete?
Who reads Scott and Dickens nowl ,
To that question what is the true an- ,
swer? The implied answer of course is
that no one reads them or that their ,
readers are getting yearly fewer. It *
may be said at once, and it may be said i
flatly, that it is not the cose. Tbey are
not only still read by many people, but '
they are read by more people today than 1
they ever were before. This fact is sub
stantiated by the copies of their works >
that are sold; indeed it stares us in the ,
face atsßvery railway book store. ,
Scott and Diokens, if measured by tha :
number of their readers, are growing if t
popularity, not declining. I should cer- 1
tainly say that,,so far as my own ob- 1
servation oan inform me, no two writers 1
are more universally familiar at this mo- ',
ment than Scott and Dickens. The old
have read them; the young are reading
them, nor need any one doubt the fact
because they are not discussed like uuv 1
elties.—W. H, Mallock In Forum.
A Famous Expression*
"There's many a slip 'twixt tho cup
and the Hp" is a very old saying, and
was first uttered to the king of Samos,
an island in the Grecian archipelago.
This king, Ancssus by name, planted a
vineyard and treated the slaves who cul-
Jivated it so badly that one of them told
him he would never live to taste the
wine made from it. When the wine was
ready and a cup of it poured out for tho
king he sent for the slave who had
prophesied his death, and asked him
what he thought of his prophecy now.
The slave replied, "There's many a
slip 'twixt the cup and the lip," and just
as he had spoken the words Ancaeus re
ceived warning that a wild boar had
broken into his vineyard and> was ruin
ing it. Putting down the wine un tasted,
he rushed out to attack the boar and
Wflfl killed.—T~Tnv->*'**!> Vnivirr Pffortl**.
Unlike tlie Dutch Process
Q5 No Alkalies
2j\ Other Chemicals
lgfi*Li3Bpil are used In the
W. BAKER & CO.'S
KO «i .IV |n which is absolutely
Iftffl I • \\\ pure and $olitbl* >
wm \ hi 1 |w| It has wore than thvte time*
m 9 fMI lift the strength of Cocoa mixed
*Jfi«V-, T Z g jf with Starch, Arrowroot or
Sugar, aud is far more eco
nomical, costing leas than one cent a cup.
It is delicious, nourishing, and easily
Sold by Grocers i-vi.ry truer*.
W. BAKER & CO., Dorchester, Mail.
THE RICHES OF VANDERBILT.
San Bernardino County's Bo
A Description of the Latest Desert
Work Being Done on a Mnnilier of
Claim* — X Cauraa Town That
May Become a Bat
The news from Vanderbilt still con
tinues of an encouraging nature, says
the Needles Eye.
There are fifteen men at work on the
Gold Bar mine, now held under bond by
William Lisle for tbe Bonanza firm.
A shaft haß been sunk to a depth of 100
feet in good ore. On the surface the
ledge is 3 feet in width gaadually widen
ing, as depth is gained, until at the bot
tom of the shaft it ie 8 feet in width, all
solid ore. An average sample of 3 feet
of the ledge at the bottom of the shaft
astayed $208 in gold, while the bal
ance of the ledge runs from $20 to $00.
Drifts have been run oil' on the ledge
each way a distance of 70 feet, and are
still being driven in at a rapid rate. No
better prospect for a large paying propo
sition than this mine can" be found on
the Pacific coast today. The company
have also bonded a spring of water
within five miles of the camp, and will
pipe it into town. The spring now ilows
five inches of water, and by develop
ment the supply can be materially in
Another claim on which a great deal
of work has been done is the Gold
Bronze, owned by Hall, Patten A Tag
gart. The main shaft is now down a
distance of 80 feet, nnd drifts run off
each way from tha bottom. The ledye
in the bottom will average three feet in
width and will sample about ?tio
per ton in gold. Two hun
dred tons of ore shipped from the
mine averaged about $150 per ton. There
are now-400 tonßof ore on the dump that
will mill $00. The ore is free milling
and concentrating, considerable gold
being carriod in iron pyrites. Water
was struck at a depth of about 100 feet,
but not in quantities to impede work.
The owners have been indefatigable in
their efforts to open»up their mines and
bring tbe camp to the front.
Campbell and Beatty have a vein from
eight to ten feet in width upon which
very little work has been done, but it is
understood that a large force of miners
will be put on about tbe middle of
March and the mine opened up in good
shape. Tbe property make" » aplendid
showing on tbe surface.
Walker and Young have bonded the
•jopher mine to A. A. Banning and the
property is now being worked in good
shape. The vain is three feet in width
and will average $30 per ton in gold.
"Dobe" Simonds and Henry Eoberts
have an excellent prpspect in the Queen
.of the Night. Two shafts hove been
sunk on the ledge to a depth of 40 and
60 feet. A two-ton sample sent to King
man some time ago gave a return ol $60.
There are 100 tons of this class of ore
now on the dumps. No levels have yet
been run. P. J. Flynn of this city has a
bond on Roberts' interest in the claim
yVaiKer « t-arsor nave lcacca auu
bonded tbe Chippie mine from Hall
and Patten and are now taking out
considerable rich ore. There are a
great many small veins in and around
the camp which we will mention in a
general write-up of tbe camp Boon to
There are about 50 canvas houses in
town and fully 150 people. Two stores
supply the inhabitants with the neces
sities of life, while one saloon dispenses
the luxuries. There are three restau
rants, one lodging house, blacksmith
shop and bay and feed stable.
A tri-weekly stage line runs from
Goff's to the camp. It leaves Goff's
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, re
turning Tuesdays, Thursdays and Satur
The town of Vanderbilt is supplied
with water from adjacent springe, and
will soon have a full-fledged wuter works
Timber for mining purposes is ob
tained on New York mountain, one
mile from camp.
Vanderbilt will soon be one of tha
liveliest and most prosperous towns in
Southern California. A number of mills
will soon be put in to work the rich ores
of that and adjoining camps before sum
mer. The pyritic ores can be concen
trated and then desulphurized, while
the free gold in the ore can be caught
upon plates and in the battery, thereby
caving all transportation charges upon
ores and concentrates to tbe reduction
The Mr. Graves Case.
Denver, Colo., Feb, V. —Dr. Graves's
couneel today surrendered bis client to
the custody of the court on the promise
that if further bonds were given, the
trial of the case will be indefinitely
delayed. The court ruled that the dis
trict attorney should have 10 days to
make up his mind when he will be
ready for a new trial.
Bkllaire, 0., Feb. 7. —Tbe house of
Oliver Pattie, three miles north of town,
burned last night. Three children, aged
12, 10 f.nd 0 years, were roaeted to death.
A neighbor's boy, Taylor by name, had
been playing with the chifdran, and it
is feared he was burned too.
Found Mead In Bed.
San Francisco, Feb. 7.—Russell
White, captain of the San Francisco
Fire Insurance Patiol, was found dead
in bed this morning. He came here
from Boston in 1875 and organized the
fire patrol, of which he has been captain
Trouble In Argentine.
Valparaiso, Feb. 7. —A dispatch says
it may again become necessary to place
Buenos Ayres under a state of Biege, as
at Santa Fe 3000 members of the Hum
boldt colony are under arms and threat
en an open declaration of war against
the operation of the wheat tax.
A Tn- . for West Seventh Street.
The West Side Citizeu'e association
have held Beveral meetings of late for
the purpose of selectinc a uniforn Bbade
tree for Seventh street, west of Pearl.
After a careful inspection of a large
number of ornamental trees they de
cided in favor of the eucalyptus cor
onocalyx or sugar gum. It grows into
a permanently symmetrical and hand
some tree and does not throw up the
sidewalk with lateral roote. The asso
ciation will furnish the trees, plant and
care for them one year at an expense to
each property owner of about 2 cents
per lineal foot. Another meeting of the
association will be held next Tuesday
evening at 237 West First Street. A
full attendance is requested,
HIS MEMOrIY IS HONORED.
Tlie Feople of Staten Inland Cannot For
not , utßtinjful.hrd Fellow Cltlrmi.
The long residence of George William
Curtis on Staten Island gave the people
there a sort of local proprietary interest in
hia fume, and since his doath they realize
by their loss what a public spirited citi-
CUKTIS MEMORIAL HATT
zon he was. He took especial interest in
educational mattero, and though little
was said about it wliile he hved it now
appears that hi proportion to his Means
he was very liberal. His name, there
fore, is now honored by his neighbors by
being bestowed 011 various institutions
and a Curtis Memorial hall is to .ba
A public echool in West Now Brighton
is known as the Curtis school. The
Staten Island academy, founded in 1884,
was another obiect of interest to Mr.'
Curtis, mid as it has outgrown ita present
and original quarters at Stapleton a
new building is to bo erected, and the
memorial hail will be in connection with
this. Tho building is to bo at New
Brighton, tho confcral point for'the east
and north shores of the island, and is to
be fashioned after tho Tudor style, the
schoolrooms occupying the central 01
main portion, which is to be flanked by
The west wing constitutes a large ly.
couin hall, and this is to bo the Curtis
Memorial hull. It opens into tho main
Bchcolroom by doors which can be closed
to exclude uil noise when the hall it
needed for other purposes, and has also
two outside entrances. The plans indi
cate that it will bo a very complote af
fair, containing stage, dressing and recep
tion rooms and a largo seating capacity,
including a balcony on three sides. In the
basement will bo a gymnasium and rec
reation room for the boys, with cloak
and toilet rooms.
Tho opposite wing is to be used for the
Arthur Winter Memorial library, which
was founded in i?B6 by Mr. William
Winter, tho poet and scholar, and his
wife in memory of their son Arthur.
Mr. Winter is president of the board of
trustees of the academy, aud was the
closo associate and porsonal friend for
many years of Mr. Curtis, which makes
this conjunction especially appropriate.
Tims the entire structure will in time
comprise a memorial to Mr. Winter as
well as to Mr. Curtis and an academy in
which both were hrt#r»«+»<T;
/ i BollsnconrdinßtoDT. King,
V < ..:;< ;.(. Hi.i]in> i;y " 1110
\ iiL'-.iili:.- coniK'cti;d with de-
raugi-mcr.tsof tho liver aud
- Vv Ptomaf '' l -'' While the older
surijaparillaß contain potash
which aggravates eruptions, Joy's ia peculiarly
dlatcly. A ease in point.
"I had bolls break out on my nock. One had
bursted. I took Joy's VcgeiabloSarsaparillaand
in a few day* the other boils had dried vp. In the
spring ot ISOO I took ono of tho other Sarsapa
rillas and tho result was a mass of pimples.
Hcaringthat Joy's was later nnd noted differently
I used it thia year with tho above satisfactory
results." j. Newman, Alameda, Cal.
Formerly with tho "Alta California," B. F.
Robt. Walsh, with Wells Fargo & Co., and scores
of other San Fjanciscana report tho samo ex.
pcrieuce. It avoids tho use ot tho louco
S W I wSaVsaparl!!a
As it is tho only Sarsaparilla that purifies the
Mood without the ugly potash eruptions, insist
en Joy's and don't bo talked into taking another.
Saturday, Feb. it, 1893,
At 10 a.m, and 2 p.m., largo consignment of
Furniture, Carpets, Etc,,
InclucUne Book Oa r oe, Wardrobsa, CheffbnieM,
Uphols'ered Parlor Furniture, Xasy and
Rattan Chaira and Rockers,
-5iS2 SQUARE PIANOStfr
Btd Lounges, Sofas,
Pillows and Bedding.
MATLOCK & REED,
426 & 428 South Spring Street.
NOT IC E
THg STEWART HOTBL, at San Bernardino,
Cal., is about to b3 robui t. Proposils will
ua-received from respouslblo hotel mea for its
lease for a u>riu of years. Partita securing
lease will be consulted regarding tho interior
arrangements of tho hotel. Apply to or ad
dress J. G. BuRT, Pres't,
1-29 tf Ban Bernardino, Cal.
Now open for the fall and winter season.
Appointments and service
Rates, $3 per Day and Upward
CAMPBELL T. HEDGE, Proprietor.
UMdaate of Laval and StcGl i,
II ml office, <4uodcc; branch oftlcc, Montreal,
Caui.da 12-20 ly
950 TO 9UB III'ENA VIBTA ST.,
LOS ANGELES, CAL.
Adjoining tho Southern Pacific grounds, Tel
enhone IV4. 7-31
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