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BAD WEATHER FOR MARINERS.
Terrible Gales on the North Pacific Coast. The Worst Storm Ever Experienced by Old Salts. Thrilling Experleno* of ths British Ship Scottish 1 o*l I■ n Many Anxious snip Otraars— a Sailing Vessel Lost. By thn Associated Press. Port Townhsnd, Wash., Deo. 12.—The steamer Berths from Unalaska' brought the British ship Scottish Dales of Liver pool, Captain Timothy McCarthy, into port tonight, partly dismantled. The Bhip was bound from San Franoisco to Portland to load wheat fot Europe. She left the former port December 2nd, and throe days later, ahead of moderate gales, reached the Columbia river. Thursday and Friday the gale increased to a hurricane, which created a heavy ".oa. Saturday the gale, composed of a sncceesion of bursting squalls, tore ber sails into tatters, and brought down the foretopmast and all the foreyards aud main upper yards. Tbe crew became frightened end wanted to abandon the vessel and take to the boats. Saturday night tbe gale continued with unabated lury aud the ship labor ing heavily, strained her hull. Sunday morning the gale subsided and a calm ensued, leaving the chip rolling in fear ful seas. Suddenly her ballast shifted to the starboard side, badly injuring three men. The port anchor and 30 fattioms of chain were dropped over aB a drag to keep the vessel's head to tbe sea. Later tbe anchor and chain were lost. She was over on her beam ends, mountainous seas sweeping her decks, and the only way tbe crew couid handle the vessel wae to lech themselves to stationery objects. By trimming bal last ebe was righted eomewhat, and then the storm came on again, carrying away more of tbe rigging. The officers and crew mutinied. They refused to obey their captain's com< mauds and attempted to leave the ship in tbe boats. Captain McCarthy armed himself and, single handed, prevented them from leaving the ship. On sev eral occasions the vessel was close in shore and in imminent danger of drifting ou tb9 rocks. Twice she got inside the lightship at the Columbia river bar, when snow began falling and the increas ing gale drove her out to sea. Yesterday morning she headed toward the straits of Juan de I oca, but was unable to make the cape. In trying to launch a boat, one man was dashed against the side of the ship and killed. Drifting past Flattery, tbe ship was slowly going toward the Vancouver shore, when tbe Bteamer Bertha hove in sight and took ber in tow at 9 o'clock last night. The Scottish Dales presents a dilapi dated appearanoe. Tbe damage, except ing a claim for salvage by the Bertha, amounts toslo,ooo. Captain McCarthy, who hae been to sea over 30 yeara, Bays the storm was tbe severest he ever ex perienced. The Hawaii bark Mauno Loa from Honolulu, arrived tonight and reports experiencing extraordinary southeast and west-northwest gales. Tbe bar ometer fell to 28.60. Her ballast shifted and tbe crew stood ready to out away the maatß. Sbe loat several sails. Off Cape Flattery,tbree miles west of south, a new red buoy was observed adrift. WENT TO PIECES. A Nulling; Vessel Wreekrd Near the Cape Mears Light. Tillamook, Ore., Dec. 12.—Newa reached here yeaterday that a sailing vessel went to pieces on the rocks at Netarts, about a mile south of Cape Mears lightbonae, on Sunday night. The particulars obtained ate very meager, though piecea of the wrecked vessel are strewn along the beach for several mileß. A piece of tbe stern was marked "Garcia, San Francisco." The life boats came ashore, but were crushed to piecea. Tbe masts and keel, also a sailor's hat, were lound on tbe beach. No bodies have come ashore yet and nothing that would ahow what the cargo wae. Sunday night was very stormy and the breakers were rolling high. No one saw tbe boat or knows just where she was wrecked, and no signal lights or guns were noticed by tbe inhabitants near tbe beach, but from tbe enormous amount of wreckage it is certain that a boat went to pieces there Sunday nigbt. It is thought from appearances that the vessel struck on one of the Sea Lion rocka about a mile from chore. San Fuancisco, Dec. 12. —The schooner Garcia leit here last Sunday in ballast to load lumber at Coos bay. She waa o4 160 ions burden and was commanded by Captain Larsen. The crew of four or five men whose names are unknown. The Garcia was owned by Captain Peter son of thie city, and there iB little doubt that tbe wreckage found off Tillamook belonged to her. THE LOST SHIP IVANHOE. Fruitless Search of the Cotter Hash for tiie MUeing; Vessel. Port Townsend, Wash., Dec. 12,—The United States revenue cutter Richard Rush returned tonight from her cruise along the weat shore of Vancouver island in queßt of news concerning the missing collier lvanboe, which sailed from Seat tle for San Francisco September 27th. At Nettie island a life buoy belonging to tbe Ivanhoe was obtained from the natives, who bad found it several weeks ago. Tbe stern end of a ship's dingy boat, and some other small fresh wreck age, was found in the same vicinity of Barclay sound, but nothing further than the buoy to indicate that it belonged to the Ivanhoe. Tha Rush's cruise ex tended to Cape Scott. A succession of heavy galea were encountered. Captain Hooper of the Rush says he visited every settlement and trading post, mak ing diligent inquiries and offering in ducements to the nativeß for informa tion, but be was unable to find any trace of castaways on the island. ANXIOUS SHIPOWNERS. the Storm at H«» Hm Oelayed Vessels and Caueed Wreck*. San Francisco. Deo. 12.—The storm »t sea has made shipowners anxious lor the fate of their overdue vessels. The Ship India which left Nanaimo 18 days ago, witli a cargo of coal for this port, has not arrived and It is feared sbe may have met the same fate as the Ivanhoe. The steamers which run np and down the coaßt have all been 12 honra late. The Keweenaw, from Oomox, the IVlonteserrat. from Nanaimo. tbe Geors*- N.Elder, from Portland, the Crc ent City from the port of the same b, and tbe Willamette, from Tacoma. should have reached port on Monday, but up to dark tonight there was no eight of any of them. The steamer Walla Walla should have arrived early in the morning, but at night she wse oat at sea. ANOTHER WRECK. Disasters Follow In Rapid Saooeeston on the Great Northern. Seattle, Dec. 12.—Another wreck oc curred on the Great Northern last night at Bell's Mills, near Everett. The over land, due at Seattle at 10:35 p.m., was thrown irom the track by a landslide. Fireman Delis was fatally injured by hot water and steam. The engineer had a miraculous escape by jumping. The passengers were badly shaken up but not injured. Tbe engine went into the bay and was badly damaged, but the passenger coaches did not leave the rails. The track had just been cleared of Monday night's wreck, and that train brought in the mail to Seattle this morning from the train wrecked last nigbt. FIRE AND EARTHQUAKE SOUTH SEA. ISLANDS IN DANGER OF EXTINCTION. Terrible Convulsions of Mature In the Mew Hebrides Group— A Vil lage of Natives Carried Into the Sea. Victoria, B. 0., Dec. 12.— The Aua traliau eteamer YVarrimoo, just arrived, bringa the startling news that a major ity of tbe islands of th* New Hebrides group are passing through a baptism of | fire, earthquake and volcanic disturb ances, threatening the very existence of several of the largest and best islands, including Ambryrn, celebrated for the excellence of its coffee. Oa tbe latter an entire village of natives wbb recently carried into tbo eea. Tbe loss of life bas been varionsly estimated at from (il) to 75 men, women and children, while in others of the group fatalities are also reported. A layer of ashes from 2 to 6 inches deep covers the once fertile fields with an appropriate shroud. At Kpi, on November 2d, there wbb a severe earthquake early in the morning, which opened on entirely new crater for tbe volcano on the west Bide of Ambry m, about 14 miles distant, and all tbe next dry tbe whole island trembled. Since tben it has opened in live or six differ ent places. 1 yen the island of Epi, which is much less affected, had, on No vember 7th. felt 63 distinct shocks, and tor weeks has been covered by clouds of aßhes aud Bmoke, The traders and planters living on Ambryrn island have fled precipitately to Port Sandwich (Mallicollo), tbe nearest point, in many cases abandoning all tbeir possessions. On November 13th an earthquake shock racked Ambryrn from east to west, causing the land on wbich stood a email native village to slip with tbe bumble houses of the inhabitants, and many of tbem threw themselves into the sea. It is impossible accurately to determine tbe extent of the fatality, but tbe lowest estimate of tbe lobs of life iB 50. Owing to tbe recentness of tbe dis aster, details were not available when tbe Warrimoo left the southern seas, although natives from all tbe volcanic islands were flocking to tbe cenjera of civilization for safety. A special correspondent of Morning Herald, writing Irom Epi early in November, said: "Ambryrn island is etill in volcanio eruption. The outbreak commenced October lGth at an old crater in tbe cen ter of the island. The lava stream ex tends from tbe crater to near Dip point (western end). Tbe center of tbe island is a mass of lava. One stream was seen by H. M. S. Dart to enter tbe sea on the morning of October 16, oue mile eaat of Dip point; a column of steam arose 4500 feet; there were violent submarine explosions of ateam in tbe immediate vicinity and outbursts of smoke and tire south of tbe mission station. Dust fell heavily. Tbe Dart embarked over 80 natives from Dip point for safety. Frequent earthquakes were felt as far as Malokula, many of tbem severe. Tbe Dart is watching events. Some of the officera have ascended tbe crater, which ia one mile in diameter and 1000 feet deep. Dense emoke con tinues to iBBUe from thia crater. All tbe western end of tbe island is covered with a deposit of fine ashes. As far as can be ascertained at present, the lo aa of life baa been 60 killed by tbe great land slip of the 13th and by falling Btones." mad. The Enterprising- and Holiest Dutch Have Captured Gotham. The town has suddenly gone Holland mud, not as that thrifty li«le kingdom did when it lost its heart over tulips and threatened to bring tho finance) of tho country to ruin, but wisely, dis creetly mad, as Nuw Yorkers become. Tho china shops aro filled with Delft, tho silversmith's cases with Dutch sil ver and tho vory milliners display lit tlo Dutch bonnets, fashioned like the quaint peaked caps worn by the good dames of old Amsterdam. Even Dutch furniture has become a craze, aud fash ionablo shoppers aro passing by the gor geous empire styles, decorated with tho laurel loaf, to buy tho Dutch sofas aud cabinets, curiously inlaid with raro woods and wrought with picturesque carving. In far better tasto is this Dutoh fur niture, fashioned, as it is, by hand to meet tho domestic needs of a sincere, honest folk, than tho empire furniture, with its bizarre ornamentations of gild ed metal and its mock classic pattorns, designed to suit a newly created aris tocracy. If wo could but bring back the simple domestic spirit of tho Dutch with our Dutch fashions, it would settle many a social problem, but Dutoh fashions as thoy now appear are as costly as the gilded fashions of Louis XV or tho em pire. It has long been an established fact that one must pay most extrava gantly for refined simplicity, so that Delft is often almost as costly as Dres den. There are pretty fruit baskets in Delft, "drug vases," low bedtime can dlesticks, shoos and tho most altogether delightful tiles imaginable, duplicating in pattern old tiles, some of which Rtill exist in manor houses in old New York and near Albany. It is now possible to get almost all tho new shapes in this modern Delft, as it is a wise European oustom to save all designs used in the ohiua factory-—New. York Trihuno. */)S ANGELES HERALDf THURSDAY MORNING" DECEMBER IBJ 189*, CURRENT SPORTING EVENTS. Only One Favorite Wins at Bay District Track. Jockey Kidd Badly Hurt by The Coon Failing ou Him. et. I.mile Race Tracks Close Down for the Winter—Two Lively Prize Fights—Roth Decided on Points. By the Associated Press. San Francisco, Dec. 12—George F. Smith was the only first choice to win money today. Red Bird was the long shot of the day at 25 to 1. In the steeplechase the Coon and Currency fell at the third jump, The Coon rolled over Charles Kidd, his rider, crushing in his chest. Kidd is badly if not fatally hurt. Five furlongs, selling—Red Bird won, Slieo second, Gold Dust third; time, iro7Js. Six furlongs—George F. Smith won, realization second, Normandie third; time, 1:21. Six furlongs—Adolph won, Modeate second, Lawyer third; time, 1:24. Mile and a half steeplechaee — St. Brander won, April second, North third; time, 3 ;41, Six furlongs—lmp. Vigor won, Charles A. eecond, Wandering Nun third; time, 1:22. MADISON RESULTS. St. Louih, Dec. 12,—Five and a half furlongs—Shakespeare won, Jordon sec ond, Fagan third ; time, 1:18%. Six furlougs—Bobby Gaylor won, Jim Dunn second, Livingston third; time, 1:23J 4 . Five and a half furlongs —Arapahoe won. Orphan Boy eecond, Miss Mary third; time, lsl9>s. Five and a hall furlongs—Experience won, Bona Vera eecond, Bob Clampett third ; time, 1: is. Seven furlongs—Cole Bascom won, Fonehway second, Paulette third; time, 1:33,'... CRESCENT CITY RACES. New Orleans, Dec. 12. —Six and a half furlongs—Mias Mamie won, Fearest second, Guard third. Time, l:2C'; t . Seven furlongs — Ten Spring won, Adah L. second, Wedgefild tbird. Time, 1:33.'.,. One mile—Young Arion won, Nero eecond, Mezzotint third. Time, 1:46. Handicap, one and a sixteenth milea —Renaud won, Peytonia second, Melody third. Time, 1:54. Six and a half furlongs —Oalen Brown won. Bob Holman second, Charlie B, tbird. Time. 1:25.,. Ksii.ru and Sno Francisco R ie s. The Metropolitan Turf club, 126 Weat Second street. Entrance also on Center place. Durkee & Fitzgerald, proprietors. Tbe Mew Orleans and San Franciaco races are now being posted. Direct wire to room. Full description given of each event and track odda laid. Eastern raceß begin at 12 m. Los Angeleß lime. Entries put up every evening. A book made on all sporting events of import ance. DECIDED ON POINTS. Two Lively Buttles In the Chicago Peli can Club Arena. CniCAGO, Dec. 12.—Two lively battles of excellent quality were fought in tbe Pelican club's arena last nigbt. There were no knockouts and both events were ecided pn points, George McKenzie having the better of n 6-round go with Billy Lambert, wbile (Jasper Leon out fought Kid Ryan of Denver in an 8-round set-to. McKenzie, the Australian light weight, easily earned bis victory, but Leon waa harder pressed. McKenzie looked fat, and Lambert well trained. Prof. Jim Robertson of Now Orleans pre sided. ' Ryan wae trained down fine, while Leon had kept up bis weight. To tbe astonishment of the crowd, Ryan opened the fighting, landed repeatedly on Ryan's face and bad tbe better of tbe first round. Angered by tbis turn of affairs. Leon went in for a knockout and tilled Ryan's lace with gloves throughout the second and tbird rounds. Tbe Denver man waa down five timea and seemed almost fin ished, but kept his head, took bis full time allowed on the floor and was re gaining bis strength when the fourth began. Hs used his left effectively, and stopped several of Casper's rushes and took four more knock-downs with easy grace and quick recovery. Ryan held bis own in tbe sixth, but missed a chance to settle matters in tbe next round, when Leon fell abort in a rueb and left hia neck unguarded "and open to an easy swing. Leon landed several short half-arm digs in the ribs but could not finish Ryan, who was fairly strong and active at tbe call of time. Robertson awarded Leon the decision on points. vroinen an The Colleges. Colleges for women were never so full as now. Smith leads with a round 800, and Wellesley follows with a score or so less. Mount Holyoke has tho lar gest class ever gathered in her walls and overflows iuto tho village for lack of dormitory space, while every facility of Vassar is taxed to tho utmost. At Smith a new course in English is of fored to the juniors by Professor Mary A. Jordan. "Mountain day" was cele brated by long drives aud mountain climbs, and tho roads in the vicinity were filled with student pedestrians. Bryn Mawr notes again of 40 in its list of students. Miss Thomas, formerly dean of tho faculty, has assumod her position as president in place of Dr. Rhoades, whoso resignation on account of ill health has been accepted reluctantly. The Mount Holyoke College Botanical garden has been an unusual success this season, and classes under Professor Hooker havo made constant use of its troasures.—Home Journal. Sex Disqualified Her. The Cook county (Ills.) board of re view decidod that the name of Miss Kate Kane could not bo printed as a candi date for probate judge. Tho petition on which Miss Kano made her application was signed by 8,175 voters of the Re publican, Democratic, People's and So cialistic parties, and she has been a practicing attorney for years. The deci sion was broadly that the hpx of tho nominee iiHiiqualified her. Judge Scales said, in rcferonco to the action of tho board, that women wore not yot enti tied to vote for county officers, and that a woman was not qualified to.hold tin. position of probate judge. ST. LOUIS unknown. A Possibility of Both Closing Diiwn for tlio Hanson. St. Lorn, Deo. 12.—The closing of tho acroes-the-river tracka during the months of January and February in order to comply with the rule of tbe American Turf congress, is a possibility. The mat ter will be definitely determined at a meeting to be held early next week. If ia understood that tbe managements oi both the Kaßt St. Louis and Madlaon tracka are not only willing but anxioua to comply with this rule of the congress in regard to winter racing, the only thing hindering them from at once deciding upon tbat course being some of tbe existing conditiona. Primarily ooth tracka fear that if they close a number of mushroom institu tions will epring into existence. The creation of several such tracks aa theae would injure tbe standing of the other tracks and invite litigation which would work a damage to all the tracka in Il linois. Barring this difficulty, the Fast St. Louis management is willing to close down. The rent question is what both ers tbe Madison people. DEATH'S SHINING MARK. CANADA'S PREMIER STRICKEN DOWN, Sir John Thompson'! Sodden Dtmlse- U« Expired After attending a Seialon of tiie Queen's Privy Council. Windsor, Eng., Deo. 12.—Sir John Thompson, the Canadian prime minis ter, expired here today after attending privy council, at whioh he was sworn in a member. The Canadian premier waa tbe first to arrive at Paddingtun station tbis morniisg in order to accompany the cnbinet members and members of the privy council in the special train bound for tbis place, where a meeting of the privy council was to be held at tbe castle. Sir John walked on tbe platform of Paddington station for ball an bour before the Bpecial train started, and dur ing that time be conversed in an ani mated manner with Lord Broadalbane, the lord Jteward of the queen's house hold, and witb Mr. Arnold Morley, the postmaster general,tbe marquiaof Kipon, the colonial secretary, the Indian secre tary, Mr. Fowler, and with Sir Charles Lenox Peel, clerk to the privy council. Up to the time tbe train started Sir John Thompson bad not shown any signs of fatigue. llis appearance and manner did not give tbe slightest indi cation tbat be waa auflering from any illness. After tbe privy council meeting, Sir John adjourned with the ministers and others to luncheon. Shortly afterwarda he became euddenly ill and expired almost immediately. Dr. Kllißon, one of the eurgeona-in-ordinary to the house hold at Windsor, was cent for promptly, but he wae unable to save Sir John's life. Up to 4 o'clock t his evening the queen had not been informed of the tragic death of the premier. His body baa beeu moved to one of the principal rooms at Clarence Tower, at Windsor castle, wbere it awaits tbe arrival of the crown coroner. The marquis of Ripon says that when Sir John was first seized with the ill ness he was given some brandy and he appeared to recover, but shortly after be suddenly expired. It is presumed that bis death was caused by heart dis ease. Sir John Thompson was one of the speakers at the meeting of the colonial institute last evening. He sat in tbe last tier of the hall and appeared to be in good spirits. When he arose to ad dress tbe meeting it was noticed that he apoke in a husky voice, and he apolo gized for tbe brevity of bis remarks, say ing that he waa indisposed. Sir John, in the course of bis speech, eaid that the enthusiasm displayed by the Ottawa conlerence was merely an echo of that felt through Canada. He eaid: "We want to ahow tbe world tbat we are a united people, and we bave done co. One of tbe objecte tbe conference has achieved has been to lessen tbe dis tance and communication time between the coloniea." Sir John also referred to the unanim ity of the colonies in offering subsidies, and aaid tbat the feeling in Canada had been ao aroueed by the mail eervice that he knew the project waa certain of accomplishment within a abort time, He trusted tbat tbe influence of the meeting of the colonial institute would tend to thje estabiiabment of still great er unity between the colonies of the empire. The Canadian premier waa well re ceived, but it waa generally believed he was suffering from a cold. The queen had invited Sir John to dine and sleep at Windsor caßtle tonight. The greatest excitement prevails at Windsor castle thie evening. Sweaters For Women. French and English girls who play tennis and ride bicycles have been us ing sweaters just like men for over a year. American girls are just begin ning to wear them. Tho sweater is knit tod and fits one like tho old time jersey. There are a sailor collar and deep cuffs. The colors are white trimmed with black, blue trimmed with black, black trimmed with red, and various other combinations. Girls who havo been wearing men's sweaters now declare that a long felt want has been supplied, and they prefer those especially design ed for them. Petticoat Government. Tho Union Signal says with refer ence to Cardinal Gibbon's sermon against woman suffrage: "We aro struck with the similarity between this utter ance of a Roman Catholic prelate and tho woll known utterance of a bishop of tho Methodist church. The ideal of both is woman on a pedestal, rocking the oradle and ruling tbe world 1 We wonder how many American men are ready to indorse the statement, that this nation is under potticoat, government!" Lucy 1.. Flower Elected. In Springfield, the capital of Illinois, over 600 women registered, aud most of them exercised their right of fran chise, including Mrs. Altgeld, the wife of tho governor. The election of Mrs. Lucy L. Flower, the women's candidate for trustee of the Rtate university, is ?.<ygir .&n > ot Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder AwanfJftGold Medal Midwinter Fair. San Francisco. JAPS RELAPSE TO BARBARISM. Terrible Atrocities at Port Arthur. Ihe Entire Population of a Town Slaughtered. Foreign War Correspondents Sickened 'at the Sight and 1 oft the Scene ef Cnruage—An Official Dental. By the Associated Press, New Yohk, Deo. 12.—A cable to the World from Yokohama says: Japanese troops entered Port Arthur November 21st and massacred practically the en tire population in cold blood. Defense lesß and unarmed people were butchered in the houses and .'.heir bodies unspeak ably mutilated. There was an unre strained reign of murder which lasted thrse days. The whole town was plun dsred with appalling atrocities. It was the first stain npon Japanese civil ization. The Japanose in tbis instance relapsed into barbarism. All pretenses that circumstances justified ths atroci ties are false. Tbe civilized world will be horrified by the details. Foreign correspondents, horrified by the eoeota cle, left the army in a body. Washinuton, Dec, 12, —The following statement was issued from the Japanese legation today: The Japsneas minister expresses the strongest disbelief in the reports of atrocities alleged to have been commit ted by tbe Japanese troops at Port Arthur. The reputation of Marshal Oyama, whose orders to his troops against excesses of any kind were of the Bsricteet nature, and the disci pline maintained in the Japanese army, in his opinion, renders such a state of things impossible. He believes, there fore, that these reports of Japanese cru elty are greatly exaggerated, and thinks that tbe official report of what haß really happened when made public, will prove them to be so. Tbe legation hae yet no definite ad vices on the eubject beyond a report that a number of Japanese laborers who had been armed with swords for their own protection, entered the town during tbe battle and were guilty aome ex cess. After the fightß at Kincbow nnd Talieowan tbe Japanese dead were found decapitated and otberwiee horribly mutilated. It is possible that the Japanese laborere,inflamed by these atrocities and intoxicateed with liquor found in the town, may have done the things alleged, while the tight was going on, but officials at the legation report tbeir disbelief and are certain tbat the culprits will be Bummarily and quickly deait with. Shanghai, Dec. 12.—1t is Btated the Japanese have effected a landing at Shan Hoi Kwan ond near Taku. Thoy numbered 25,000. Count Inoye, the Japanese minister at Seoul, baa bad an interview witb the king of Corea, the result of which, it is Baid, will probably be that tbe regent wili resign. Large numbers of Tonghaks made an attaok on Kon Shin on November 28th and were defeated by the Japanese with great slaughter. Two of the rebel chiefs were killed. THE CROPS. The Weather Bureau's Report of Their Condition. The local weather bureau furnishes he following weather-crop bulletin of Southern California, for the week endi ng Monday, December 10th: Tbe temperature ranged below the averages during tbe past week, with occasional light frosts in tbe morning in low, exposed places, wbich did no in jury except to very tender vegetation. The long continued dry season waa broken on tbe sth by a generoua rain fall, wbich was followed by a five days' bounteona and well-distributed precipi tation in all Bections, wbich baa given new life not only to farming operations but to every class of business industry. Plowing is now in active operation in every locality, and the large acreage which had been dry plowed and seeded will soon be covered with ver dure. Tbe rain particularly benefited the dairy and cattle interests, grass is coming up, and pasturage will soon be abundant, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY. San Luis Obiepo oity—Tbe plentiful and well distributed rama of the paat four daya were of benefit to all intereata —especially to dairy and cattle men. The rainfall was 2.21 inches; high est temperature, CO degrees; lowest, 34 degrees. Musick —Three and a quarter inches of rain fell from the 4th to the 7th. Pasture has commenced growing and plowing will soon he resumed. Several frosty morninga before the 4th; warmer afterwards. VENTURA COUNTY. Bardsdale—Three and a quarter inohea of rain fell during the past week, put ting the ground in fine condition for plowing, starting pasture and placing orchards in fine condition. SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY. The rainfall at the Chino ranoh was 4.D0 inches up to Thursday. LOS ANGELES COUNTY. Lancaster—The rainfall up to the 7th was 1.32 inches; tbe foothills had more, tanners are happy. Los Angelea city—The temperature ranged four degrees below tbe average for the week; tbe highest was 07 de grees; lowest, 41 degrees. The rainfall wae 2.61 inches for the storm and 3.33 for the season to date. Colegrove—The rainfall was 2.50 inches; it fell co softly tbat every drop soaked into tbe ground. A great deal of land which has been seeded to barley will soon be up; the remaining land will be plowed as aoon aa dry enough. Orchards and vegetables are being culti vated. Verdugo—Rainfall for the paat week, 2.61 inchea ; for tbe aeason, 3.34 inches. Farmers are all busy plowing. Paaadena—Rain to the amount of 2.94 inches fell the past week. Ranchers are preparing for very extensive seeding and tree planting. Oranges are turning. Highest temperature, 69 degrees; low est, 39 degreos. Duarte —The rainfall was 3.45 inchee. Farmers are busy preparing land for seeding. There haa been no frost here. Highest temperature, 77 degrees; low est, 43 degrees. Covina—Four inchee of rain fell this week. Plowing for grain will begin soon. Some light frosts preceded the rain. Pomona—Tbe rainfall for tbe week was 5 25 inches, and for the season 5.88 inches. Tbe rain for tbe most part fell witbout wiud, and sank into the soil without waste; plows are going on all side?. Oranges will mostly be shipped through tbe association. RIVERSIDE OOUXffa South Riverside—Two and seventy* three hundredth inches of rain fell dur ing tbe storm of tho past week. Tbe sub-aoil ia thoroughly saturated. Hun dreds of acrea have been seeded to barley and mure will follow. Riverside—The rainfall for the atorm up to date was 2.39 inches; for a cor responding period last year it waa 2.05 inches. Moreno—Nearly three inches of rain fell and has started plowing for grain and orchards. No frusta heavy enough to cause tbe leaves of deciduous trees to fall bave occurred, go pruning is de layed. (Iranges are coloring np and promise well on budded trees. ORANGE COUNTY. Santa Ana—Three and forty-five hund redths inches of rain fell from Tuesday to Friday; farmers are busy and feel assured of good crops. Anaheim —The abundant rains of the past week, amounting to 3.50 inches, bave enabled farmers to prepare the Boil for planting and seeding. A large acreage will be sown for hay crops; angar beets will be a large acreage. Tbe plant ing will be very active this season. Tustin—Over three inchea of rain fell during the week, Farming operations will now be renewed nnder tbe most favorable outlook for a good season. Walnuts have been mostly shipped and brought good returns; dried fruit con tinues dull, most of the local orop gone eaat. Capistrano—The rainfall was 2.51 inches. The laßt of the walnut crop, amounting to 128 tone, has been shipped. The corn crop of 140 tons is ready for market. Highest temperature, (18 degrees; lowest. 50 degrees. Tbe following statement of the rain fall during tbe late storm in Soutbern California is kindly furnished by the division superintendent in Los Angeles of the Sonthern Pacifio Railroad com pany : Inches Saiton 10 Beaumont 3.51 Redlaads 00 Colton . 2.70 Cralton ; l oo Ontario 3,08 Pomona 4.24 Bpadra „ 3.33 Puente 07 San Gabriel 2..V.1 Hanta Ana 8.11 Auaneim 3.30 Norwalk 2.0; i Whittle! 2.50 Downey 2.13 Santa Monica 2.30 Port Los Angeles „ I.os Ban Iv in, „ 2,47 SAN DIEGO'S LATEST. X RAILROAD MAN'S RAILWAY PROJECT DEVELOPING. A Norel Proposition or Building m Rail way From Bay'nclimate to tba Coal Field* of Xerada and Colorado, Prominent People In It. R. H. Young, secretary of San Diego's chamber of commerce, and Philip Morse, a prominent citizen of San Diego, are guests of tbe chamber of commerce of this city during the meeting of the Southern California supervisors. Mr. Young is one of the prime movers in what bas been dubbed the -Railroad Men's Railway company. Tbe promoters of the scheme held a very enthusiastic meeting in the cham ber of commerce at San Diego, on Mon day night, and will hold another on Thursday. At tbe last meeting the plan of operations and the scheme as pro posed was outlined in detail. The prop osition is in brief to build a railroad from San Diego bay eastward to Goff station, on the Atlantic and Pacifio rail way, east of The Needles, where it is expected to connect witb a proposed line running south from the coal fields of Nevada and Colorado. The distance is something like 225 miles and tbe cost of construction iB estimated at |5,000, --000, but that little amount doesn't bother the San Diego railroad builders. This is tbe way they any the money is to be raised : There are, roughly speak ing, 2,000,000 railroad men in the United States. It is proposed to lay the matter before these men and induce them to purchase stock at $10 per share, paying therefor at tbe rate of 50 cents per month. If ona twenty-fifth of theße men can be interested the new enter prise will have a working capital of $20,000 a month to start with. Of coarse San Diegans are especially invited to purchase stock, and it is really surpris ing, co say the directors, the way that stock is being taken. The new president, H. L. Story, is a member of the great organ manufactur ing firm of Story & Clark, Chicago. He ia a aubstantlal citizen of large means, and iB very enthueiastio in the new en terprise. Tbe directors eleoted for the ensuin? year are: H.L.Story, Charles "aartt and George McCultougb, ex / con ductors ; John W. Cook, Baco nian, Dr. E. V. Van Norman, <j. A. d' Hemecourt, O. E. Mayne and Rey Steams. The auditing committee in cludes Judge Puterbaugh of the su preme oourt; W.E.Howard, president of the board ot trade; John Sherman, preaident of the chamber of commerce; O. E. Nutt, president of the board of aldermen, and Dr. P. A. Wood. The San Diego Pacific, as it is called, thus starts off with the hearty encourage ment and good wili of a majority of the citizens of the City of Bay'nclimate. Tnanmn MaDy of our cußtoruera 1 IlrOWIl date the commencement of their recovery from Pmifnn/n rheumatism to tho day VnllCllOs they began to use Paine's Celery compound. Try it. AWcIV. C. F. HEINZEMAN, J Sail N. Main St. SEEDS! SEEDS! SEEDS! I ilfMl Sped House in Sontiisn California. For present pianling season we call the atten tion of our patrons and the publio in general to our fresh, true slocks of IMPORTED and DO MESTIC Garden, Field, Flower and Tree Seeds, Alfalfa, C rains, Clovors, Grasses aud Many New Fodder Plants. Crimson Clover a specialty. Australian and Japanese tree seeds. Highest discounts to deal ers and storekeepers. Our now catalogue (111 pages, with upwards of 300 engravings) now ready and mailed free to any address ou receipt of 10 cents to cover postage. BKKD DEPT. UERMAIN FRUIT CO., 145 S. Maiu St., Los Angeles. Cal, P. O, Box 953. l'J-13-eod-3m Stockholders' Meeting; Notice. TO THE BTOCKHOLDKKB Of TIIE A LOST A Winer and Development Company: Notice is hereby given that the deterred annuel meeting of the stockholders of the Al osta Water and Development company, a cor poration-tor the eleoilon of 011 l cers and di rectors of suid corporation, and for tne trans action oi such oilier business us inav properly come before ihe meeting, will beheld al 11 o'clock a. ni , on Saturday, December IStk, 1H94. at the ollice oi th,; company in lite town of Alosia, county oi Los Angeles, state of cali lornia. Oao. E. HARD, President- WILL BEACH. Secretary. 20 W hi SALAD DISH J DEUOKATED AM) UOLD I.IN^H Great AMERICAN IMPORTING TEA (1 J LOS ANGELEII f CH'NAWARdH AT VASES ■ J DINNER SETfI WINNING ORNAMENrsI 1 TE* SETS \¥t HtICE3 I OROCKKRY li I \ G LAbb W A R (Q A Merry Xmas to AIM FREE ! Cream Chocolate. aYauctionl House anil Lot, ] 1022 W. Second at., near Beaudry a^" SATURDAY, DEC. ir,, liii) 1., AT 11 O'CLOCK A.Mi ON THU PREMISES. The houae contains 5 rooms, front hall, front and back pariuir, i>Hturoom, pantry, large clos etR, nil hard-finished. i'o ■ ■ poaiiivo and without resetvs. THOS, B. CLARK AUCTIONEER. 1 AT AUCTION The Palace, \ COE. FIRST AND SPRING STREETS, MONDAY, j DEC. 17, 1804, AT 2 O'CLOCK P. M. This place was fitted up at an expense of sfno.ooo, and Is complete in every re spect io run a ilrst-classbbatr t lunch room am! concert hall. £4P**t4ale positive and without reserve, THOS. 13. CLAIJM AUCTIONEER. A UCTJ_° n1 Furniture and Carpet I AT SALESROOMS, I 413 S. SPRING StAI FRIDAY, DEC. 14, 2P. M. f Consisting of 70 assorted bedroom suits. OH assorted bedsteads, 50 chairs aud rockets. 8061 yards of new Brussels carpets, rut's, lace ciirM tains, bedding, springs, extension tables, Fidel boards, toilet sets, etc, The entire offering M peremptory. ■ are Invited. I C. M. STEVENS, Auctioneer,! Mil'" '• "UiULAR i-ICE*, tiou'lemeu who wtm to ■■frstaea tn faalv •loa Will 4aa *t '. j :u«ie aim -s« to »lye us| call- J 'i 5-tl»B-»ull-3Jtt tallmo WAGONS Mannfaetnrecl and sold by the Enterprise Carriage Works No. 115 N. Los Angeles St. 11-15-thu-sun-lm Artistic Coiffures, Shampooing, Cutting and Curling, Manicuring, MISS I. S. EBY, Recently Irom Chicago. Rooms 25-3(1, Potomao biock, opp. I'ubllc Library, NO. 217 S. BROADWAY! 11-15-thu-suu-t! PARISIAN MILLINERY MISS E. C. COLLIN} invites the ladles tfj examine her new and elegant due of mt.4 linery good*, just received horn New Yor» v Imported Hats and Bonnets and tne largest and' llnest general millinery slock ever disp.ayed iv the city. Prices reasonable aud tatisfuclion. guaranteed. 209 S. Broadway, Y. M. C. A. Build's! MISS M. A, JORDAN] Has not gono out of business, and will be pleased to see all ol her paltons at 318 BOCTH Sl'RlNii bTRBKT. Millinery Imported Mme. bunaica's English Face Pre»aral!n>i. | 8