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A SEMI-TROPIC TUXEDO PARK. Squirrel Inn of the Arrowhead Mountain Club. k Most Interesting: Social Affair in Han Bernardino County. A Mint from Frank Stockton Given Prac tical Form—Sqnlrrel Inn and Its Attraotlve Hurroandlng-s. The Member!. Arrowhead Mountain club with a summer home at Squirrel Inn. Who could select a prettier name for either club or retreat? This would be a task almost beyond the powers of any ordi nary individual. These quaint names were suggested by the jovial, whole sonled vice-president of the club, Col. Adolph Wood, who was also its origina tor. Borne time ago he read Frank R. Stockton's book entitled Squirrel Inn, which describes a charming mountain retreat in tbe east, entirely secluded from civilization, one might say, but still in touch with the artistic souls of the people who spend tbeir summers in tfie mountains at this resort. Tha colonel immediately began to look aronnd for joit encb a spot upon which to construct a similar retreat, knowing full well that if the distant east had snch a piece of mountain scenery California conld also present looking down Waterman canyon from the road to the iirn. some lection that would eurpase her rival. In thia he waa not mistaken. After several days travel over tbe mountains tbe party, consisting of the colonel, a civil engineer and a number of other gentlemen, came upon a quiet spot where Squirrel Inn now otands. Not only waa thia particular place selected for ite beautiful ecenery, but for its natu ral adaptation for a cummer home. Everything that is needed to make a person enjoy a vacation is concentrated here. The next step to be taken was the formation of a club, a thing which the now enthusiastic colonel aoon accom plished by enlisting a number of prom inent Sari Bernardino gentlemen in the enterprise, Bnd on April is, 1892, the Arrowhead Mountain club was incor porated under tbe laws of the state of A cool nook. A sample cottage. "California, with the membership limited to 30 persons. Tbe club is at present composed of 14 members, the majority of whom are residents of San Bernardino county. The capital stock of the com pany is $6000, half of which has been disposed of to persons who congregate in the clubhouse as one large family. The remainder of the stock will bo sold to reaidenta of the neighboring cities of San Bernardino. Riverside, Redlands, Pomona, Pasadena and Los Angelea. In placing the same they are very careful and have only sought to secure members who could realize the beautlea of thia mountain region and enjoy it from an artist's standpoint. The land is owned jointly by. the club, bnt when anyone becomeo a member he Ie allowed to erect a cottage near the inn for sleeping purposes only, as the main building is fitted up with a large kitchen and dining-room, where all take their meals. government land to the amoupt of 12(3 acr4B was secured before Uncle Sam de clared this section a reservation or pub lic park, and prohibited the cutting of timber from the same. To'the original possession 10 acres have been added of late, making a total of 130 acres in the entire tract. This was done to piece tile fnll length of a very pietnresque little cation under the club's control. This tract is completely surrounded by a reservation of 738,000 acres, which ex tends from the Mojave desert on the north and east to the San Gorgonia pass on the south and the Cajon pass on the west, consequently there ie no danger of the sin rounding beauty being despoiled by lumbermen and othere for mercenary Squirrel Inn. motives. Hunting is strictly forbidden on tbe club's grounds. At a distance of three miles plenty of big game can be killed, while speckled trout literally abound In Deep creek. 4 The directors elected for the first term are the following well known gentlemen of San Bernardino: H. L. Drew, Col. Adolph Wood, Seth Marshall, James Flemming and John N. Baylis. The officers are: Seth Marshall, president; Col. Adolph Wood, vice president ; H. L. Drew, treasurer, and J. N. Baylis, secretary. In addition to the foregoing directors, the memiers of the organization consist ot Judge G. E. Otis, John W. Roberts and Judge John L. Campbell of San Ber nardino; William Stanley and K. H. Wade of Los Angeles; Dr. J. W. Cregg, Rialto; J. D. Schuyler, San Diego; William Stanton, Pasadena, and James E. Mooney, Cincinnati. Gen. A. McD. McCook, U. 8. A., and Frank R. Stockton of New Jersey, the author of the book from which the club's mountain home was suggested, are honorary members and are always welcome to share the beauties of this resting place. Squirrel Inn, the summer retreat of the Arrowhead Meuntain clnb, is about 15 miles north of San Bernardino, and was built last year at a cost of $4000. It has a frontage of 70 feet and extends back 90 feet, and is situated on a knoll with an altitude of 5275 feet. The build ing 1b constructed entirely out of logs cut in the vicinity. It is rustic, finished inside and out, and presente a unique appearance, reminding one of the old time log cabin of the early days. The ground floor is composed of five rooms, while tbe second floor hae seven Bleep ing apartments. > On entering the building a large recep tion or sitting room meets one gaze. To the left tbe ladies' morning room is located, while on the opposite side the gentlemen's morning room ia situated. Walking to the rear one passes into a large dining room with rustic tables and chairs. The other room ie used for a kitchen. The rooms are nicely fitted with malic furniture, end all the conveniences neces sary to make one enjoy a vacation. The sleeping rooms up stairs are used by the members and guests till the former build their cottagee. The sitting room and dining room have splendid floors and are used quite frequently for dancing by the assembled members of the olub and friends. One feature that takes many THE HERALD. LOS ANGELES: SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 20, 1893. back to frontier rife, are the fonr large, open-monthed, old-fashioned fire places, which are in themselves a novelty to one who hae not seen them. Dr. J. N. Baylle hae just finished a neat cottage a short distance west of the inn. Colonel Wood will soon construct a dwelling for himself and one tor James E. Mooney of Cincinnati, and several more will probably be erected the com ing year. Southeast of the main build ing the stable is located. It is also built of logs, and will accommodate 16 head of horses, and ia a very neeinl adjunct to the already thoroughly equipped mountain home. The clnb has an ample water supply, has constructed a reservoir that will hold abont 16,000 gallons, and is now building a dam in the little canon abont 200 yards from the house. A fonntain is to be placed In front of the inn and will be connected with one of tbe moun tain springs, which will supply the necessary water. The knoll upon which the inn stands is covered with every va riety of pine, cedar, hemlock and oak, and presents a striking appearance, as all the timber neat here is very straight. Here the atmosphere is very fine and bracing. The thermometer has never been known to register over 85 degrees and in the evening it usually runs from 65 to 75 degrees. A private telephone line connects the club's quarters with Ban Bernardinb. Twice a week a stage passes tbe door from the valley, bringing the mail and passengers. Good roads are noticed on all sides. An invalid could make the trip without ssrions results. A new road haa been opened to Strawberry peak, which has an altitude of about GOOO feet. A fine drive of 40 miles can be made east and west if desired, while there are a number of beautiful resorts near here which can be reached by a picnic party. A number of old log roads in the vicinity make eplendid trails for horseback riding. Several important discoveries of animal life have been made of late by Robert E, Herron, of the Academy of Natural Science of Philadelphia, who is an expert in preparing tbe subjects 'for, future exhibition. He has a large col lection of rare specimens of birds and animals, some of which are unknown te the world and are not scheduled in scientific books. There are 15 people stopping at the ian at present. Imagine a rnstie house in a mountain region, possibly the finest in all Amer ica, around which every variety of hardy tree thrives, a house from which a view of the surrounding country is unsur passed, overhead of which bright blue ekies float all the year around, from the window of Which the last cay of the setting sun, as U slowly dips behind Old Baldy, can be seen each evening, from the doer of which yon can hear a bab bling brook as it wends its way toward the ssa and yon have some idea of Squirrel inn. Standing Tn the front door of this charming rustic retreat a large valley is spread ont before tbe ere to the sooth. San Bernardino, Redlands, Highlands, Mentone, Riverside, Bialto, Colton and other towns are visible. In tne distance tbe ever green orange grove is blended with the vineyard while a long stretch of glistsning sand separates a green field of corn from an alfalfa pasture. The roads cross and recress, presenting to the mind a checker board, while those tbat ran parallel to the south seem to merge into one road which is finally lost in the dim distance. The eye lingers on this pleasant picture and is reluctant to part with a scene so entrancing. From this pleasant view one only has to take a few steps to tbe rear of tbe house to witness a decided contrast. In tbe distance the burning sands of the Mojave desert produce mirage upon mirage, deceiving the eye to such an ex tent that it is impossible to tell whether it ends or meets the Atlantic ocean on the east and the Arctic seas on the north. One doee not dwell so long on this scene as on that of the beautiful valley. Next take a position at the west window of this same house. What does tho eye see here? The sun, which is just going out of sight behind the mountains to the west. Here is a view if placed on can vas wonld make the artist celebrated and wealthy. He having caught the inspiration, could paint a picture no pen could ever describe. The snn sinks lower and lower, the eye is riveted on the spot till at last tbe bright twilight is all that is left of a fast declining day, when the gentle murmur of a brook which runs nesr the door of Squirrel inn reminds tbe Arrowhead Mountain club that it is time for supper. A. H. Harlim, San Bernardino, August 18, 1693. EXAMINED HER MOUTH. A Pasadena Bdltor aval a Monrovia Oirl. The Pasadena Star says tbe stairway leading to its office has recently been painted, which bit of absentmindedness on the part of the landlord has caused tbe editor considerable trouble, in this way: The next stairway leads to dental parlors, and the painting Of the Star's stairway has led people to make a mis take and go up to the news foundry to have their dental work done. After re counting a number of mistakes, more or less annoying, the Star closes its article with this pleasant experience: "Another mistaken visitor almost de cided the proprietors of the Star to make the best of the situation and open a little dental annex for the accommoda tion of patients seeking relief from molar troubles. She was a /handsome and winning young lady from Monrovia and before the Star manager could tup Her she came around and took Off her wraps and hat, sat down in his arm chair and asked him to examine her mouth as soon as possible, as she wanted to take the next train to Los Angeles, This was a temptation not to be resisted and the office bodkin wae used as a dental probe, and with one arm carefully around the the young lady's neck, her teeth Were rapidly gone over with the bodkin and the opinion was boldly ventured that her mouth was in very good shape and a very pretty one, and there would be no charge for examining it." Titles Corns Cheap. "Judge, my brother brought in a couple of rolls of butter this morning. Don't you want one at 60 cents?" This was the manner in which a barber at 123 West First Btreet, whose name ia not "Tom," was approached. Tbe "handle" so affected the aforesaid tonsorial artist that he not only bought the butter but engaged all the "brother" would have for the balance of the season, remark ing, "that it is not often a man can get a handle to his name at 60 cents a roll," " When pain and anguish wring tbe brow ▲ ministering angel now"—Broiao-BslUer. A TRAGIC STORY OF ARROWHEAD The Romance of Pioneer Love and Death. An Early Incident Which Occurred Near San Bernardino. A Love Story Which Culminated at tbe Arrowhead on the Moan tains Near the Springs of That Name. Few travelers through Southsrn California have failed to ace one of the most curious of natural wonders in all thia sunny southland —the gigantic In dian arrowhead of San Bernardino. Some seven miles to the north and fac ing San Bernardino city, it oecnples the central position and extends over fully one-half the altitude of a high, sugar loaf mountain at whose eouthern and eastern base is a deep caftan, through which tumbles a noisy little stream, fed by the cold, never-failing springs near the summit of the high, pine-clad sierra to the north. Except the barren surface of the slope which forma the arrowhead and which vegetation shuns in an almost superstitious fashion, all the remainder of the mountain is densely covered with sage and chima zelle brush; no intervening ridje ob structs the view, and thue visible from nearly every point in the fertile valley below for countless ages the great shaft less arrow has pointed with the un erring finger of fate to those wondrously fertile plains, waiting through the cen turies for the genius of man to trans form them into the garden spot of the world —into miles and milee of orchards of orange, lemon and countless other kinds of fruit; into broad .fields of green alfalfa, dotted here and there with su perb modern villas, prosperous cities and occasionally old Mexican haciendas, reminders of days long gone by. Is it any wonder that the early Mor mon immigrante, after weeks and monttiß of toil and suffering crossing the parched and sandy deserts of Nevada and Oalifornia, should view with rever ential awe the arrowhead pointing to the fertile valley below and proclaim it a mute message from on high directing where they should settle ? Nor is it any wonder that of the many dark pages which the Mormon cbureh has fur nished to history, another, of the early days of their settlement at San Bernar dino, should he turned to the light and reveal that the great arrowhead upon tbe mountain slope is also nature's monument to one more tragedy for which the All Saints' church is respon sible, and that the great gash in the arrow's side ia not the erosive work of years, bat the single stroke of the awful ■ vengeance of an outraged God—the tear ful protest of the Almighty against the blasphemy of Mormouism. While visiting some friends in tbe old Mormon city I formed the acquaintance of an old-time settler, one who knew these mountains and valleys long before the advent of modern civilization, and one afternoon, sitting in the shade ot a great fan palm on the lawn in front of his old-fsßhloned house, with a gentle breeze laden with the scent of orange brOeaoms slowly moving the broad leaves ovsr our heads, he told me the following story of the arrow and the tragedy which it witnessed. "Yon have asked me several times," he began, "why I have not built a mod ern house nor allowed tbe old one to be repaired, and I will tell yon my reason, and the sad story that forever unitea this eld house and the arrow bead npon the mountain yonder. In the trouble some days following the Mountain Meadow masacre, when public feeling ran high, a number of families of the Mormon church united and agreed te push onward to the south and west and somewhere in the great unexplored coun try establish new homes and amid other surroundings forget tbe acts of their brethren and escape the vengeance they so justly merited for their devilish cru elty in the valley of the Great Salt Lake. Among the families who joined the party wae that of John Worthington, consist ing of himself and his own wrfe Anne, for Wortbington, although a devout be liever in the doctrine of the church, had never chosen to avail himself of its op portunity for polygamy, and their two children, Sam and Mabel. "Sam was of a surly disposition and a great bully, but Mabel, who waa about 18 veara ol age, and some two yeara hia junior, waa not only a girl of great per sonal beauty, but a gentle, loving nature ih.t made her a universal favorite. Traveling in those days was not only a hardship, bat was attended with great danger. There were no trails, no occasional settlers, and not only was the country for the most part unexplored, but the Indians were nu merous, treacherous and openly hostile. Then all that vast stretch of desert land lying between Southern Oalifornia and the great Salt Lake had to be traversed, vast alkali plains, that even to this day the traveler who crosses them without an adequate 1 water supply does so only at great personal risk. But they con tinued on searching for that promised land which they eventually found in valley. • "While passing through the country of tbe Yaqui Indians, who at that time were very friendly, they met a young white man named Harry Morton, who had entered the country with some Mex icans many months before but had been taken sick and, being deserted by his comoanions, was kindly cared for and nursed back to health by the Indians, and was now anxious to join the party in any capacity to reach the coast and civilization opce more. "He was gladly welcomed by the com pany, for every able bodied man meant one more defender against the many murderous tribee they yet might meet on the westward journey. So Morton joined the party and waa one of thoae who eventually reached the valley, and wae foremost in his deßire to remain here and make a home for himself. As was only natural, a deep attachment had sprnng up between Mabel Worth ington and the sturdy, manly-looking Morton, and when old Wortbington had selected hie piece of land young Morton helped him to build his house—the old house yonder, for this ta tbe farm John Worthington selected for a home. But the establishing of the settlement, the building of a new church and the return to the rigid lawe of the Mormon faith brought many changes, and these must needs affect the relations between the young lovers, for Morton was pro One of the mobt attractive aquarelle paintings at the Paris Salon this year is one called "Waiting," by Mrs. Wm. J. McCloskey. The work of these two brillant artists in France and their splendid reception there in art circles was described in last Sunday's Herald at some length. The accompanying sketch of "Waiting" will give some idea of the method of the artiste. The dainty little maiden in the painting is standing upon a stairway with an air of ex pectancy for some one whom she expects to descend down the buoad stair case to meet her. The sketch of the painting was made for newspaper use by Mr. McCloskey himself. nouncedly anti-Mormon in bis religious belief, and the great beauty of Mabel Worthington waa an attraction that tho elders of the church could not resist. It was the old story of the attempt to separate two loving hearts, made in famous in this case by the desire of tbe rulers of tbe church to seal her to an elder who already bad four wives in his extensive household. Personally, Worthington seems to have had no special dislike for the young man, but he was loyal to the church and would brook no thought of the marriage of his daughter to anyone outside the pale of Mormonism, and bam, who had never liked Morton, was especially vindictive, and heartily sanc tioned the decision of the church to seal hia sister to one of its deacons. But Morton had many friends in the colony who openly protested against the action of the elders, and it was to avoid this BDlit in the society itself and rid the set tlement of Morton at tbe came time, tbat a conspiracy was entered into by tbe bishops of the church, and Bam Worthington and a companion were eelected to carry out that which result ed in the tragedy I am about to tell you. "It was in the spring time, and all the valley and mountain elopes were cov ered with myriads of wild flowers; the trees were radiant with blossoms and bright green foliage; the overflowing brooks were full of fish and the.hills abonnded in game. All nature was bright and gay and happy, and only man darkened the picture. On one of these beautiful springtime mornings, Sam Worthington and a bosom friend of bis, accompanied by Harry; Morton and two other young men, eet otit for Arrow head mountain, each armed with a rifle, to try and stalk some deer that had been seen on the mountain slope during tbe week past. Arriving at the little mesa on which the hotel now stands, and which is the foot of the mountain proper, tho parties separated, Morton, Worthington and his companion in tending to go straight up the Arrowhead to its top and then skirt the east side of the hill, while the other two kept up a small canon to the left and reached the farther side ot the mountain from the west. The day, which had opened so auspiciously, had changed with the Bearing of the sun to the meridian, and the eky, bo clear and beautiful in the morningi was overcast and heavy, dark clouds hung ominously low over the surrounding mountain tops. The air was still and sultry, while the heat, in spite of overhanging clouds, was deeply oppressive—an uncommon thing in Southern California, but which so often furnishes a warning to the traveler in Arizona and Sonora that the pent up forces oi nature are about to break forth in avrtul fury. The trio toiled slowly up the loose sandy slope of the western side of the araowhead; the air became more oppreesive; a few sharp, ziz zag streaks of light shot from tbe dark clouds above the loftier peaks beyond, followed by a low rumbling as of distant artillery. 'I believe we're going to have an old fashioned, back eaet thunder storm,' said Morton, 'and we had better get under tbat tree before it begins.' The tree of which he spoke waa a good sized pine, the only one on all the mountain slope, and stood within the arrowhead not far from the line of brush tbat formed ita western side. Thither they hurried, and Morton, resting his rifle against tbe tree trunk, removing his bat, stepped away a few paces to view the strange sight in the heavens above. The air was stifling and tbe silence so intense aa to be almost painful; all the buay hum of insect life waahuahed, not a bird note broke the Btrange stillness, not a living thing but the three men was to be seen along the mountain elope. The dark clouds which had hung so low over the higher peaks had descended even lower now, and in one vast black canopy centered just above the crest of Arrowhead mountain. The surrounding sky, beneath the intense darkness of tbe ominous cloud above, took on a golden hue, and the needles of the pine quivered like living things, ac if they knew and trembled for what was to come. Morton had taken but a few etepa when, clear, eharp and ringing, came the order: ' Halt, Harry Morton!' Turning quickly, the yeung man found his own rifle pointed straight at his heart and in the hands of Sam Worth PART II—PAGES 9 TO 16. ington, whose leering face shone with diabolical hatred in tbe gathering gloom above. 'You will never marry my sis ter, Harry Morton, for you wiU never leave this place alive. I will k?H you with your own rifle, and swear you shot yourself accidentally,'' and his finger pressed the trigger, Morton raised his right hand; lower and lower sunk tbe cloud upon the mountain top; the pressure against the trigger momentari ly relaxed ac the murderer gave his in tended victim one chance to speak—to utter one parting word. 'You scoundrels, he bsgan and raised his band with in dex finger extended until it pointed like the hand of an avenging angel to the black heavens above: 'God will never let this cowardly deed' —the sentence was never finished. There was a low rumbling sound, a quiver that shook the solid monntiana to its foundation, a blinding flash of light from the intense darkness overhead, a mighty crash as tbe thunderbolt of God descended the lofty trunk of that towering pine, hurled two sonls into eternity, and tearing a huge rent in the earth below, disap peared forever. Then came the roar of rushing waters as the bursting cloud upon the mountain's summit let loose its pent up moisture. Down past the riven pine and into the cavity formed by the lightning blast ruahed the mad waters, carrying all before them, and for ever leaving upon the arrow's side a blot that time can never efface. Jehovah had spoken. ******* "They found Morton after the storm was over, crushed and mangled by the weight of a huge limb that had fallen from tbe blasted tree above. Tenderly they carried him to John Worthington's house, where he died a few hours later in the arms of Mabel Wortbington. And over yonder, just beyond where those willows are growing, they are buried— Mabel and Harry, for after he died she wasted away, and every day would ait at hia grave and decorate it with wild flowers, and when the summer came and the Mowers withered away, she drooped juat like the posies, and for many years now has slept by his aide." The old man had finishe*!. Tbe palm leaves still waved gently over our heads; a little humming bird poised in the air a moment and was gone; the willow trees were strangely quiet, nnd away up on the mountain side the great Indian arrowhead pointed to the peaceful valley below. L. P. Van Dobbn. * THE ARAIZA CASE. Senator Del Valle Say* the Railroad Hat Not Won Yet. In order to ascertain the exact condi tional the action by which the Southern Pacific is trying to dispossess a large number of settlers, a Hekald reporter yesterday saw Senator Del Valle, prin cipal attorney in the case of the South ern Pacific againat Juan Araiza, in which Judge Robs of the United States district court overruled tbe demurrer of the defendant. He said: The decision of Judge Robs waa not rendered upon the merita of the cane, but only on demurrer to the bill. The settlers have not been defeated, nor nave they lost their homes. Whichever way the decision might go, either on demurrer or on the merita of the case, the supremo court of the United States will finally be called upon to pass on the caaes. A case involving the questions at iesue ia now being prepared to be presented to the supreme court, and we expect come action thereon by tbat tribunal before the end of the year. Pare and Wholesome tonality Commends to public approval the Cali fornia liquid laxative remedy, Syrup of Figs. It ie pleasant to tbe taate and by acting gently on the kidneya, liver and bowela to cleanse the ayetetn effectually, it promotes the health and comfort of all who uee it, and with milliona it ie the beat and only remody. Normal School Notloe, Those desiring to furniah board and rooms, or rooms only, to normal pupils for the school year beginning September 5, 1893, are requested to notify the pre ceptress at the normal building, Wedne sday, August 23d, from 1 to 5 p m- NEWS AT THE NATION'S CAPITAL The Democrats Getting Well Down to Work. A Dispassionate View of the Status of the Silver Question. Some Feature* of the Great Discussion. In the Senate—The Health of ' President Cleveland Is ' All Right. Regular Correspondence to the Herald.] Wasuimgton, Aug. 14, 1893.—The Demoeratia leadera ot the house Droved ! themselves equal to the occasion, and broke the record for a new congreai by ', getting to work on the ailver queation on j the tilth day of the session. They also disappointed the Republicana who were 1 cocked and primed to arraign the Demo- ' crata at the bar of public opinion on the ' charge of intentional procrastination. | The Republicans have been so surprised ' at the ease with which the Democrats ! reached an agreement to take up the ' silver question, in advance of the ap pointment of committees, discuss it 14 days and then vote upon the bill*for the repeal of the purchasing clause of the ! Sherman law and amendments thereto 1 for the free coinage of silver at a ratio | of IG,. 17, 18, 19 or 20 to 1, and for tho ' substitution,of the old Bland act, which j was the law before the Sherman act ', was passed in 1890, tbat they have just begun to charge the Democrats with 1 railroading tbe matter through the ; house. The Democrats are perfectly willing to plead guilty to the charge of , railroading the question; they believe . that tbe situation required railroading, | and that the people had a right to ex- i pect it. The agreement under which the debate ia now being conducted ia thoroughly Democratic. It provides for an equal division of time and for a vote upon the bill and tbe amendments named without filibustering, and the decision of the question is to be made solely by tho majority in the house. It looks now as though the bill for the un conditional repeal of the purchasing clause of tbe Sherman law would pass, although there is a probability that an amendment providing for the free coin age of silver at an increased ratio may be added to tbe bill. Up to this time tbe debate haa been carried on in a spirit of toleration, al though come of the speakers on both Bides—silver and anti-silver; there are no political aides recognized hi the de bate—have made some rather strong etatements. The small attendance ia surprising, in view of tbe great interest throughout the country in the result. Of course everybody knows that it ia easy for members of the house to find more comfortable places than their seats in tbe house to spend their time from 11 a. m. to 5 p. m. daily, but it does seem that more of them should regard it a duty to attend the aeasions than they do. While there is no actual necessity for , their being present, if they do not in- , tend to apeakf until the voting begine, still it would look better to ace them in their seats. Tbe Democratic senators have not found it co easy to agree upon a pro gramme for tbe disposal of tbe silver qneßtion in tbe senate, although the committee appointed by the Democratic I caucus, of which Senator Gorman is ■ chairman, has made some progress to wards a compromise, and there is reason - for the belief that it will eventually suc ceed. The most radical silver men in ■ congress are Republican senators, and I it iawtheir influence which makes it dif- ] lieu!t to get tne Democratic senators to agree upon a compromise for the Sherman law. There is little, if any, probability that a bill for the re- ' peal of the entire law or of the pnrchas- '■ ing clause can get through the senate I without being accompanied by a bud- ! stitute. The town has been full of silly rumors ' about President Cleveland's health since his return to Gray Gables, under hia physicians ordera, in search of much needed rest. The caee ia very simple and there is no occasion for rnmor, ' There is nothing the matter with the ' president's general health, but lie haa ! heen overworking himself ever since the. 4th oi March, and being only human, | his system is now paying the penalty , and demands the rest which he has not , before felt at liberty to gitjo it. There j is really no good reason why he should , be in Washington during the discussion ', of the silver question. In fact, there , are more reasons, for hia being away. , Had he remained here he would con- , stantly have been charged with trying to influence votea in come way or other. Being away he can get needed rest and no one can accuse him of trying to in- I terfere with the constitutional rights of | senators and representatives. i The agreement to take up tbe silver question in the house was a great relief ' to Speaker Crisp, as it will enable him to take hia time'in making up the com mitters, for there will be nothing for 1 them to do until after the silver quea- I tion is disponed of. ; While there haa been nothing in the shape of an official agreement to that j effect, there seema to be a general understanding among the Democrata in ■ the house that the committee on ways I and means will, as soon as its member- i ship is announced, begin the work of re- j forming the tariff. ■ The Galen Institute, Office, South Spring street, Los Angeles. 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