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The Herald By The Hfrait> Publishing Company. JOHN BRADBURY, President and General Manager. I H. POLK... Assistant General Manager EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT: No. 205 New High Street Telephone 15K. John T. Gakkev Managing Editor. BUSINESS OFFICE: Bradbury Building, 222 West Third Street. Telephone 247. DOUGLAS White Business Manager. THURSDAY, MARCH JB, 1895. A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY About the first thing the shrewd East ern business man inquires after when he comes to Southern California to locate is as to our manufacturing resources. He has been so accustomed to the daily march of the "tin bucket brigade" that lie cannot conceive of any permanent pros perity whicn is not based on smokestacks and the clatter of machinery. He must see mills, and foundries and coal mines and machine shops, or he cannot realize substantial support for the multitudes which go to make up the population of a city. But mills and mines are only use ful to a city as p oducers of dollars which the population will spend with butcher and grocer, and any other form of honest production is just as profitable and satis- factory to the storekeeper if he gets the trade and the money. It lias been estimated on a conservative basis that the city of Los Angeles con tains at least two thousand heads of fam ilies having an income of from seventy live to one hundred and fifty nollars per month from stock dividends, inteiest on loans, rents from houses and city prop erly, all located in Eastern states. No other city in the United States of equal population has any such proportion of di rect revenue from abroad, and it is a source of wealth just as reliable as coal mines, plow shops, or cotton mills. So long as our matchless climate makes this a desirable spot for the business or pro fessional man, along the shady side of fifty, to come to with his family, so long will this source of wealth continue. This form of income is pouring into the cof fers of the Los Angel'S banks about two hundred thousand dollars per month, a total of two and one half millions per year, and all of it expended here in the purchase of real estate, in the erection of new buildings, and in the purchase of the necessaries and luxuries of life. And while Los Angeles has this source of wealth, which is rarely affected by strikes or hard times, or bad crops, we should provide for our citizens clean and well paved streets, a system of public parks worthy of the name, delightful drives to the mountains and to the sea, a great university and the best system of public schools in the United States, a constantly increasing public library, and, eventually, a magnificent temple of art and music. CALIFORNIA FRUIT PACKING While it is true that the market for dried fruit is practically unlimited, it must not be forgotten that this refers to pood fruit, properly and carefully handled, and put before the consumer in an at tractive manner. The weak point thus far. in nearly every variety of California fruit put on the market, is our common neglect of its appearance. This is true only in a general sense, for there are some most creditable exceptions to the rule, hut as a fruit-producing state we must pay more attention to the little de tails which go to make up an attractive package in order that our fruit may meet all kinds of competition in Eastern mar kets. The eye of the purchaser is reached before his palate, and fruit to sell must be good-looking as well as good-tasting. The foreigner understands this in all of his fruit packing, and though it may be woefully lacking in quality, and may have been handled without regard to cleanliness, it will have a pleasing appear ance to the eye when put on sale. When California prunes were first placed on the market it was difficult to find sale for them in Eastern markets because they were not assorted as to sizes. The quality, it was conceded on all hands, was of the very best, but consumers wanted them graded, some preferring small prunes be cause the price was low, and others pur chasing only large prunes no matter what the price might be. At last a large grower at San Jose hit on the plan of sorting all his prunes, sending them to market in tin cans with a glass front, each size carefully selected, and he captured tbe markets at once, getting double the price for his crop over that of his neighbors. It was not due to any superiority of bis fruit, but entirely to his method ot placing it on the market. One Ui.erside apricot grower lias had a market for years in Bos ton for all of his crop at a price usually 50 per cent above the ruling market rate, be cause all of the fruit is carefully packed in cases, each half apricot flattened out and thumbed down, just as the Spanish raisins are packed in what is known as Dehesia style. A Santa Barbara firm, making a specialty of lemon culture, is wrapping all of its fruit in handsomely printed wrappers in what is known as the Sicilian style, giving the boxes of fruit a handsome and striking appearance, and they claim that they are making money by going to the slight extra expense in volved in this method of packing. All these things go to show that the ex tra work necessary to put fruit, green or dried, on the market in an attractive manner is money well invested. Califor nia grows the finest fruits in the I'nited States, and, as a rule, they are prepared for market in the cleanest manner of any fruits produced in the world. If we add to these two strong points the third one of attractiveness of packing, we can com mand the markets not only of this conn try, but of many European cities as well. M'KINLEV AND SILVER The die is cast, as far as McKinley is concerned: he i,s against the free coinage of silver and is not afraid to say so. In answer to a request from a number ol citizens of Georgia that he declare him self once and for all on this question, the Ohio man is said to have grown quite in dignant, and to have announced that if the Republican party should ever declare for free silver he would leave the organi zation. Mr. McKinley need not grow indignant and worry himself about the Republican party's declaring itself for free silver. 11l IK.m the silver Republicans of the West who have stuck to the party through thick and thin, kissing tin: rod thai smote them and their section, are going t,, suf fer a nother cruel disappointment. While the Democracy has been in power aud tho Republican party free from thejem barraas uicnt of responsibility, it has amused the leaders of the latter organization to throw out vague hints that if they only had a chance they would be glad enough to re establish the currency of the country on a bimetallic basis, Then they would wink the other eye. The policy of the Republican party is controlled, as to the tariff, by the maufac turing interests of the East, and as to the currency by bankers and brokers of Wall street. It is no more likely to declare for free silver than it is for lower tariff taxes. It will play the same trick in both cases —tighten the cinch on the public. THE MONETARY CO.NFBRENCE The dispatches state that Mr. Cleveland doubts the validity of the Wolcott resolu tion, which authorizes the appointment of commissioners to confer with European nations on the subject of 'emonetization of silver. As Germany is moving in the direction of bimetallism and France has expressed a desire to come to an agree ment with Germany on that subject, it would seem to be a favorable time for the United States to become a party to the franco-German arrangement—if a satis factory one can be arrived at. An agreej ment with France and Germany would be effectual in loreing other European countries to a recognition of silver as an international measure of value. Austria and Italy would certainly assent. The plan of an international conference has been used by the mononietallists to postpone the rugged issue of silver coinage in this country. There have been three conferences with no results favorable to silver. In that of 1881 this country was represented by three very able men, cx- Secretary of State Evarts and ex-Senators Thurman and Howe. Mr. Thurman was the only out and out bimetallism and it could not have been expected a commission of two against one could have accom plished anything of value for silver. The last commission was a mixed concern, composed of goldites, silverites and mem bers of no positive views. The Biitish commissioner! stood back and asked the American commissioners to make a defi nite proposition, and as there was di vergence of views among them they were unable to present any proposition. The result was a dissolution or adjournment of tbe conference without the accomplish ment of anything. The proposed new conference promises better, because in France and Germany there are indica tions of a strong ami growing sentiment In favor of bimetallism, and even in Eng land there are symptoms of giving up the idea of a single gold standard. It seems more probable than ever before that some thing to the advantage ot silver may be accomplished. We agree that it is desirable that th ere should be an international recognition of the double standard, and that we should uot spare any proper effort to bring about that result. The commissioners appointed by the Senate and House are mainly friends to silver; in fact, not one of them is positively hostile, and should the Pres ident appoint men as favorable it is prob able that the commissioners would be able to present a definite proposition. There would seem to be no difficulty in coming to an agreement with France and Germany in coining in the ratio cf 16 to 1, for Germany prior to 1871 coined on the ratio of 15 to 1, and France still lec ognizes the ratio of 16)4 to L In her last coinage of silver Great Britain recognized the ratio of 16 to 1, which is the same as that adopted by the silverites in this countiy.. We therefore hope the conference con templated will be held, as it can do no harm and may possibly do some good,but we are opposed to the using of the con ference idea to postpone the settlement of the silver question in this country. We do not believe the people will longer sub mit to any declaration of an ambiguous policy on that question. This country is the leading producer of silver and has a larger domestic commerce than Great Britain, France and Germany combined. As we need a larger volume of money to conduct our home commerce free coinage of silver is of vital importance to us in assuring an amplitude of circulating me dium. Of all nations we are the very one that should lead off in favor of silver. In dependent and vigorous action on our part will do more for the cause than any and ail conferences that may or can be held. It is undignified for us to hold the position of supplicants. A GREAT WASTE OF POWER The lack of cheap fuel for use in manu facturing the many necessary articles which ought to be made in Southern Cal ifornia, is attracting the attention of cap italists and electricians to the enormous waste of power now going on in our water courses, from out of every mountain canyon in Southern California there comes rushing all winter long, ami in some instances for the entire twelve months of the year, a stream of concen trated power which should be harnessed and its force used for the benefit of man kind. At Ontario an effort is to be made shortly to use the wasting power of the waters of San Antonio canyon in gener ating electricty to light tho streets of the colony und to furnish motive power for a line of street cars. There is enough of this power going to waste in San Gabriel canyon and in the Los Angeles river which,if properly utilized would light the cily of Los Angeles and probably propel all of its street cars besides. The waters of Bear Valley. Sweetwater and Lake Hemet, all now practically going to waste as far as powei is concerned, should all be made to do duty before going into the irrigating ditches. A lost power is a wasted power, and we can neither afford to lose nor waste anything which will tend to the material development of Southern California. THE NICARAGUA CANAL An amendment to the sundry civil ap propriation bill authorizes the President to appoint a commission of three civil en gineers who are to proceed immediately to Nicaragua and make a thorough inves tigation as to the feasibility of the enter prise. An effort is being made to secure tlie appointment of Mr. L. E. Cooley of Chicago, one of the most eminent canal engineers now living, to serve on this commission. Mr. Cooley has been at the head of the board of engineers engaged In the construction of the canal trom Lake Michigan to the Mississippi, which is to carry off the drainage of the city of Chi cago and to take lake vessels out to the Gulf. Besides being a thoroughly competent engineer, Mr, ( .mley is known to be a believer in the Nicaragua canal enterprise from the commercial point oi view. His appointment will be urged by friends of the undertaking . Alphonse Murphy, the author of the celebrated "iilinker Mivxthv" stari** i ltO& ANQJSLiES HERALD: THURSDAY MORNTffGr,, MARCH 28, 1805. the Examiner, has been appointed secre tary of the Board of Pilot Commissioners of San Francisco. Mr. Murphy is one of the best known political writers in Cali i fornia and one of the most popular. His | good fortune will be a source of great sat isfaction to everybody who has had the pleasure of knowing him. In the little town of Lexington, Ne braska, the sporting element has put a Chinese up for Mayor. The pagan prom ises to let everything run wide open la the event of his being made executive of the municipality. Just how many people will put in a claim to a slice of Fair's millions is diffi cult to determine. Natural children are coming to the front already, but the con tract marriag ewoman haa yet to be heard from. Those train robbers in Kentucky met with a very warm reception, and the kill ing of three of them should prove an ob ject lesson. SAYS SHE FOOLED HIM A Young Man Who Wants a Contract Marriage Dissolved SAN FRANCISCO, March 27. —T. P. Bryant of Vallejo is about to sue his con tract wife for a divorce and tells a queer story. Bryant is less than 25 years old, while his wife is nearly 40. Mrs. Bryant was formerly Mrs. Johnson and Bryant boarded with her and her hus band in Vallejo. Mrs. Johnson nursed Bryant while he was sick and a divorce was the result on the ground of infidelity. Then Mrs. Johnson, uccording to Bryant, told him he had ruined her life and beg ged him to marry her He refused until one night Mrs. Jo.inson wis very ill and both thought she was going to die. To soothe her last moments Bryant signed a marriage contract. But Mrs. Johnson did not die. She recovered and now Bryant alleges that she pretended she was going to die so that he would marry her. He has refused to live with her and now wants to be released from his entan glement. Mrs. Bryant says she secuied a divorce from Johnson to" please Bryant and now he has deserted her to go with another woman. ESMERALDA MINING CAMP Great Excitement Reported In the New "Dlg glns" In Nevada SAN FRANCISCO, March 27.— J. A. Yerington of Nevada has arrived here from the mining camp of Silver Star, in Esmeralda county. He says there is great excitement at that place over the reported dicoveries of rich gold quartz, and that, people are going in by ruil, on foot, by broncos and every other way. The camp is eight miles iiom the railroad, in rather ragged mountains and at an altitude of 7000 feet above the sea. Everywhere one ?oes, Mr. Yerington says, there is gold, t sticks out in the quartz all over the country. He brought a number of speci mens back with him and at the Palace yesterday they attracted much attention among mining men. Mr. Yerington was there a week and in that time eighteen houses were erected. He says the coun try is staked off for miles around. ARIZONA'S GOVERNOR No Action Taken at Washington Regarding Charges Against Hughes WASHINGTON, March 2.—N07 action as yet has been taken in the matter of the charges made aguinst Governor Hughes of Arizona. The papers have not yet been sent to the President by Secretary Smith, and it is not expected they will be con sidered for some time. Meanwhile the President is hearing from the other side. The friends of Governor Hughes are sending letters of commendation of his udministrution giving him a strong per sonal endorsement. MARRIED A MESSENGER BOY A Wealthy Young Oakland Qlrl and a Boy In Blue Elope SAN FRANCISCO, March 27.-Palmer Cody, a messenger boy, has been married to Jesse Clark, a pretty and wealthy Oak land girl, by a justice of the peace. The boy declared his age as 23 and the bride's as 20. the latter statement being denied by his mother-in-law. who says her daughter is not of marriageable age. The marriage was in the nature of an elopement, but was not premeditated, the contracting parties having only a limited acquaintance,extending over a few weeks. THE GIRL IS SORRY A Foolish Maid Who Eloped With an Oakland Defaulter SAN FRANCISCO, March 27.—Walter Lambert, the defaulting police court clerk from Oakland, is in Honolulu. Ac cording to reports brought today on the steamer Australia, Lambert and Gertrude Muhaney, the girl who ran away with him, are living at a leading hotel in Hon olulu. The girl is reported to be very homesick and disconsolate, and is de termined to return to America on the next steamer. EIGHT HUNDRED PER CENT Enormous Dividends Paid by the Alaska Commercial Company SAN FRANCISCO, March 27.—The trial of the Wasserman-Sloss suit today revealed the enormous dividends made by the Alaska Commercial Company, out of its sealing, contract dividends amounting to $800 on every hundred-dollar share were paid for live years. The firm had millions on deposit acquired by the cap ture of seals. Sloss bought some of the shares from W'asserman for $60 each. Still Signing Bills SACRAMENTO, March 27.-Governor Biuid declines to sign the Jordan claim bill. He thinks Jordan is entitled to more than 126,000 or $30,000. Senate bills 275, 521, 281. 349, 885, 887, 739 and assembly bills 332, 479. 604, 757, 249, 897, 751. 701 "were signed. The most important are Spencer's assembly bill 751 providing for a general primary election on the same date for all parties "and Sen ate bill 281, relating to a home for inebri ates and repealing the act relating to the home of inebriates at San Francisco. Tonight Governor Budd has been work ing on the appropriation bill. He struck out $7000 for perodicals, apparatus, etc., for the San Jose Normal school and $4000 for the same purpose at the l.os Angeles school. A $2,500 sum for the Chico school is also stricken out. The sum of $650,000 for the support of orphans and half-orphans was stricken out because under the constitution it cannot be provided for in the general appropria tion bill. The appropriations for the district fairs were stricken out. Tne Governor thinks there should be but three fairs in the state. The Governor signed the fish and game bill; the bill closing barber shops, hair dressing establishments and bath houses after 12 o'clock noon on Sundays and legal holidays; the bill concerning fran chises for the elevated and underground railway tracks; the bureau of highways bill, and the one for the termination of the State Hoard of Viticulture, besides a nutvber of bills of minor importance, A Real Estate Exchange .3AN FRANCISCO. March 27. — A fed eration of teal estate agents who deal in country property has been organized as the California Land Bureau, with offices in this city, to improve the means of communication between Eastern purchas ers and agents by issuing circulars and J listing property iv all sections ut ruling REAL ESTATE AND BUILDING The Past Week More Quiet Than Otherwise USUAL ROUTINE OF SALES Largest List of Building Permits in the History of the City Some of the More Important Improvements Which Will Soon Be Commenced. The New Electric Railroad The past week has been more quiet than Otherwise Iv the real estate market, and there has been little more than the usual daily routine of sales for building pur poses. The most no.able sale of the week was that of the southeast corner of Fourth aud Broadway for $87,500. through the Pirtle Real Estate and Trust Company and the Pasadena Trust Company, to a New York capitalist. To better under stand this deal it is only necessary to say that this property wns purchased in No vember last by Graves, O'Melveny & Shankl and from the Roberts estate, for $60,000. and it is only necessary to say that it is doubtful if the papers in the first transaction were completed before the second transaction was made, at the heavy advance noted. This is the largest deal ever reported through a Lis Angeles real estate office direct, and reflects the highest credit on the men who carried the deal to a successful termination, as well as the New York capitalist who showed his faith in Los Angeles by in vesting his money in the best city on the Pacific Cons'. ■Ct -Ct -Cr During the week past transactions kept up to the fni 1 limit of the past few weeks. The high mark was reached on Tuesday last, when the amount of the considera tions wns set at $79,341, the transfer of the San Gabriel property of 0. S. Wilkins to T. S. Wotkyns. $15,841, bringing the total up to the figures given. On Friday Martin Hagan transferred to Nelson Story property valued at $80,030, which brought the total for that day up to $69,930, the second largest dny. "The lowest mark was reached on Saturday, when the total of all deeds recorded was $30.716. Taken altogether, the general condition of the real estate market was about the same as the previous week, the exceptions being noted as above. it it it As an evidence that there has been no falling off in the building boom, the list of permits issued during the past month has been the lurgest in the history of the city, numbering ISO. The average heretofore has been from live to six a day. but this month bus broken all previous records. While many of these permits have been issued for "additions and com paratively unimportant buildings, it must not be forgotten that many houses above the average are included in them, and the class of buildings now going up in this city will compare favorably with any in the country. A $20,000 residence is not a rarity in Los Angeles, and the gen eral run of buildings is perhaps above that of any competitors. «• «■ * Among the important buildings which are soon to be erected in the city is that of a first-class hotel at the corner of Fourth and Main streets, opposite the Westminster, to be put up by Mr. Van Nuys. His building, if the plans are car ried out, will be an important addition to the Main-street pro erty in the vicinity and will prove quite a factor in,keeping business in that locality. Mr. Van Nuys is a man of ample means to carry out any project in which he is interested, and as lie has largo property holdings in the sec tion named, it can be put down as a fact that the building he will erect will be a credit to tbe city. it it it Another improvement of more than average importance is the restaurant to be erected by Jerry Illich on Third street, between Broadway and Spring streets, i opposite the Brudbury block. Grading will commence this week and the work will be pushed as rapidly as possible. The building to be erected by Mr. Illich will be a three-story brick block, con structed with special" reference to the uses to which it will be put and when com pleted it will undoubtedly be a credit to the city. * it it The work of construction on the Storrs electric road has already commenced and in consequence there "has been quite a stiffening of prices all ulong the line of the proposed road. Not only this, but there is considerable speculation on the lines of the guessed-at extensions, and real estate men are keeping an eye on the railroad builders with a view to anticipat ing any spreading out. So far the build ers have managed to keep their own coun sel, and if they contemplate any exten sions beyond the route outlined in the franchise they haw been able to keep the detuiis to themselves. tr it <r The rains yesterday and today have aguin brought out the fact that something is radically wrong with the city engineer ing. All the intersections on Spring street from First to Tenth were miniature lakes, and in some instances it was im possible for men or women, unless they were provided with rubber boots, to get across, without walking half a block where the stream was narrow enough to jump across. It has been sug gested that the present would be a good time for the city engineer and street sup erintendent to iuake a tour of the city and see where they can do some good for the taxpayer. ■Ct it it The march of improvement still con tinues in the residence portion of the city, both to the southwest and the south east, and many handsome residences are in course of construction, besides which numerous others are about to be con tracted for. As an evidence of the de mand for choice building lots, v cuse in point is cited: In one of the newly opened tracts on the west, near the West lake Park, a lot was purchased for $1500 only two weeks ugo. Yesterday $20130 wus offered for the same lot, and was prompt ly refused. ir it it The improvement out along Pico street extension continues, and if the street car service was equal to that in the city it would be still further increased. As it is, the number of new buildings going up is equal to that of any other section of the city. THE RAIN Old Probs at San Francisco as Usual Was Wrong The weather prediction! as telegraphed from San Francisco, and published in yesterday's Herald, said that the weather for Southern California yesterday would "probably be fair.'' As v resuit about the heaviest rain of the season fell, but so gently and equally did it full that it did little or no damage in the city and only great good in the country. Tike rainfall extended to San Diego, and will insure this year being one of the best on record for the farmers IN A BAD PLIGHT The Pitiable Condition of a Prisoner Await ing Supreme Court Action Among the prisoners now confined in the county jail awaiting the uctioti of the 'Supreme Court at its April term in this city, is Al Cobler, the ex-deputy county assessor, who wm sentenced several months ago to serve Ore years in the state prison for haivng embezzled public moneys aggregating nearly $400. He has been in prison nearly a year, none of tbe time of his incarceration counting to off set any part of the sentence. His condi tion is pitiable. He is broken down in health, with feet swelled to an unusual size from rheumatism, and suffering from incurable intestinal troubles. Should the Supreme Court conlirm the sentence of the Superior Court and Colber be sent to expiate his crime, he will in all likelihood never leave the penitentiary alive. Throughout all his troubles, howerer, the wife has stood nobly beside her erring husband. Funeral ol Young Carl Schleicher Yesterday afternoon Carl, the infant son of C. C. Schleicher, was buried from the home of the parents on Pasadena ave nue, East Los Angeles. Rev. B. F. Coul ter preached at the house and the services were continued at Evergreen cemetery, where the remains were interred. The home was crowded with the friends of the family and many of the floral offerings were beautiful in their design and quite costly. The little fellow was only nine months old and had struggled for his ex istence since he was born. Everything known to medical skill was done to pro long his life and he successfully combat ted a number of ailments until la grippe attacked him and then the kind and at tentive ministerings of those who loved him proved of no avail. Single Tax Meeting Clarence A. Miller, one of the most log ical and entertaining speakers who ever addressed a Los Angeles audience on eco nomic questions, will be the principal speaker at the single tax meeting in Blanchard-Fitzgeruld Hall Saturday night. He has chosen for his subject ou that oc casion something quite unique, which will be duly announced. There will also be brief speeches aud entertaining exer cises by several other able speakers, and the audience will be given a half hour or more for asking questions and for dis cussion. Admission will be free. The exercises will begin sharp at 8 o'clock. BYRON WATERS APPOINTED He Is Made Claims Adjuster of the Southern Pacific The Santa Fe Advance* the Rate oo Wines to the East—Notes and Personal Mention SAN FRANCISCO, March 27.-Byron Wnters of San Bernardino has been ap pointed claims aujuster of the Southern Pacific, to succeed W. S. Millspaugh. The position was offered him several days ago. His acceptance was received today. Waters has been prominent in Democratic councils for years. He has been an un successful nominee for Congress, the Supreme bench, the State Senate and the Superior Bench. He stands well as a lawyer. H. E. Huntington says that Waters was the only man considered for ' the place. Just Like Farmen "No, there is no news today." said Superintendent Muir of the Southern Pa cific as he pensively gazed ont of his office window on the big palm tree in tbe middle of the Arcade depot approach. There was nothing in sight but wet. The rain was falling on the just and the un just, and the latter, as a rule, had the umbrella and mackintosh which the for mer should have possessed. "This means a splendid year, and plenty of freight," and a comfortable smile spread over his amiable countenance, "but," and here he frowned, "the chances are that there will be no market for anything." The incident illustrates the fact that it is as hard for a railroad man to be satis fied as it is for a farmer. For instance, v number of grangers in the city yesterday behl that "yes, it's a nice rain, but it will lodge lots of barley, and then it wili likely rust the wheat, and they do say I that a rain now will make or.lnges soft and puffy." Santa Fe Affair* DENVER, March 27.—A special to the Republican from Santa Fe, N. M.. says: Edward King, president of the I'nion Trust Company; Wheeler H. I'eckham, attorney for the company: Attorney Bee man, for the reorganization committee; George R. Peck and Receivers McCook and Walters of the Santa Fe; Superin tendents Dyer and Hurley and others, traveling in a special train of six coaches, arrived here this afternoon and spent an hour driving about the city. They left tonight for Los Angeles, where they will join General Cook, Senator S. B. Elkins, Senator White and others, and attend the Fiesta at that city. Notes The Santa Fe announced yesterday that in ten days the rate on wine to Chicago would be advanced from 50 cents to 75 cents per hundred-weight. No reason wns given for the action any more than the statement that 75 cents had been the Southern Pacific Company's rate for some time. General Manager Trumbull of the Ixjs Angeles electric railway system says the work of electricizing the horse and cable lines will be vigorously pushed. Already large gangs of men are at work putting up poles on the East Side on the Kuhrts street line; on West Washington street and on Ninth street. This work covers the horse lines, and the changing of the cable lines will be effected with all possi ble dispatch. Conductor Kelar of the Phillips Rock Island excursions wus assaulted and thrown off a train at Mojuve Tuesday evening. He says that as the east-bound excursion train was pulling out of Mojave and he was standing on the platform of one of the cars a stranger, supposed to be a tramp, struck him a terrible blow in the face, knocking him off the car. The train went on and left him behind, and he re turned to this city on the first train. He wus badly bruised but no bones were broken, and he was üble to take the next direct train east and will overtake his train in Kansas. Assistunt General Passenger Agent J. M. Crawley announces that the last trip of the Sunset Limited will be made from San Francisco and New Orleans on Thurs day, April 11th. This is carrying out the original intention, which was to withdraw from service that train in the month of April. It is reported that S. B. Hynes, formerly general freight agent with the Southern California, is to become connected with the Union Pacific. The Santa Fe will give another excur sion to Elsinore Hot Spring on Saturday. The excursionists can enjoy the baths in the springs, a hop at the hotel, v ride on the lake on Sunday. The total expense of the trip does not exceed $7. The Santa Fe will muke low passenger rates for the Fiesta from all points on the Southern California lines, the rate will be a fare and one-third for tbe round trip, nut from points on the Atlantic and Pa cific the rate will be lower, less than one fare for the round trip. Owing to the lack of patronage the ex cursion down the Colorado River to the Gulf of California, which was advertised to leave Los Angeles on Friday morning, 20th instant, and Yuma the 30th, has been abandoned. The opening of Yoscmite valley to travel, announced for April Ist, has been postponed. It now looks as though the Bth of April would be the date of the com mencement of service to Yosemitc. The Santa Fe Railroad officials are dis tributing large quantities of very attract ive literature pertaining to the Fiesta. Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder World's Pair Highest Medal and Diploma- ARRIVAL OF E. V. DEBS The Well Known Labor Union Leader Visits Los Angeles Arrangements Made by the Council et Laker to Receive Hlm-He Will Lecture Tbis Evening At 7 o'clock thil morning Eugene V. Debs, the famous labor leader, will arrive in the city from the north, and in the evening he will deliver a lecture at Haz ard'a Pavilion on the subject, Who Are the Conspirators? Mr. Debs has for some weeks past been touring the Western country in the in terests of organized labor. His visit to Los Angeles and Southern California will be a brief one. In addition to this city he will visit San Diego and San Bernardino, delivering his lecture at both points. Mr. Debs is accompanied on his trip by his brother. From this part of the state he will return north and thence will go East over'the Central and Union Pacific roads. A special meeting of the Council of La bor was held last evening at Council of Labor Hall for tho purpose of perfecting all the arrangements for his reception. A committee ot five was appointed to meet him at the depot and escort him to the Nadeau Hotel, where he will remain dur ing his stay in Los Angeles. President Green designated tbe follow ing committee: Messrs. Brown, Dobyns, Still, Cramer and Shields. In the evening the members of all the various labor or ganizations in the city will meet at the hall of the Council ot Labor. From there they will proceed to the Nadeau and march in a body to the Pavilion as an es cort to the lecturer. The procession will be headed by a brass band. "America" In the Public Schools Mayor Hader has received a communi cation from a committee of Boston men stating that it is intended on April 3rd to hold public testimonials of respect to Dr. Samuel Francis, author of "My Country, 'Tis of Thee." who is 8b" years of age. Public meetings with that object in view will be held in Music Hall, Boston, on the afternoon and evening of the date men tioned, at which Mr. Smith will be pres ent. It is suggested that "America" be sung at noon on that date in every public school throughout the country and that church>nd other bells be rung at the same hour out of respect to the venerable author of the national hymn. It ia alao suggested that the singing of "America" be introduced wherever practicable in the services of all religious bodies on March 31st. the Sunday preceding the public tes timonial. Court Notes and New Suits The creditors of T. C. Nuramore yester day elected Thomas A. Chase as the as signee of his assets. Judge Van Dyke fixed Chase's bond at $8000. A.Navarro yesteiday brought suit in the Superior Court agni. st Jabier .Lunar to foreclose a mortgage for $100. A peittion for tbe probate of the will of Caleb S. Bragg, deceased, who left prop erty valued at $14,000 was filed yesterday. Mar a Antouia Wilcox sued Komain Grand for $300 on an agreement. Mrs. A. M. Langtri was granted a di vorce yesterday from L. F. Langtri on the ground of intemperance and failure to provide, by Judge York. The Council Appealed To R. W. Poind ex ter has sent a communi cation to the City Council complaining that although after requested so to do the Street Superintendent has neglected tv clean the gutter on the corner of Main and Adams streets and us a result when it rains the water stands in v large pool at the designated corner instead ol flowing off. Mr. Poindexter also says that when the contractor recently laid the sidewalk on Main street he neglected to remove a pile of dirt, und this, too, adds j,rjatly to the accumulation of the water. BOYD (JOT A SEAT New Appointee ol the San Francisco F.i» Commission Installed SAX FRANCISCO. March 27.—At a meeting of the Hoard of Fire Commissioi - ers this afternoon Colin M. Boyd, recently appointed by Governor Budd, wns recog nized by tne board and installed us a suc cessor to Commissiner A. J. Martin. Mui tin protested unci will appeal to the Su preme Court, his case being similar to that of Police Commissioner Ounst,whom Bucd tried to c ust. An Ancient Swindle Revived SAN FRANCISCO, Marc.i 27.—The In ternal Revenue Depait uiDt li t v fraud upon smokers by Wu.Uu uoguj manufacturers huve been making la ge profits. Empty cigar boxes bearing the names of leading brands were purchased from various dealers. The boxes were then fide.l with inferior cigars and bound with brands printed oy an employee of a local job i riliter. These bogus cigars were then sold to dealers at low prices. The old revenue stamps, which are rarely canceled, were use.l a second time, thus bringing the offenders within the jurisdiction of the United Stutes Court. E. R. ( lute, a former cigar dealer, and J. Scluinmerhorn, a printer, conducted the fraudulent business. They are both in hiding, but will be arrested, A Eoy nurderer SAN JOSE, March 27.—Charley Hnger don. a 12-year-old boy, was arrested today on a charge of murder. While in the com pany of several other boys who were an noying a Chinaman, he struck the China man's horse with a stone. The horse ran away, v d the Chinese was thrown out of his wagon and killed. The youth was arraigned and his ex' aminntion was set for Friday. An ap plication for bail was denied and he was committed to jail. The boy has been mot lerless since early infancy but lias been well brouWit ap by his father and bears an excellent reputation. Me declares he < id njt throw the stone at the China man bin was skipping it along the side walk when it rebounded and struck the wagon. A Bartender Commits Suicide OAKLAND. March 27.—John H. Beh ens, who has been employed as a barten der for some time, committed suicide on Sunday or Monday at his residence, 1266 Center street. He left his home on Sun day as usual to go to work, and when he did not return on Sunday night his wife supposed he had gone on one of his peri odical sprees and would turn up all right in tbe course of time. Yesterday she had occasion to go into the cellar of the house and was horrified to find her husband's dead body stretched out on tbe floor. A paper labeled strychnine, which was found in one of his pockets, explained the means lie had taken to end his life. Contraband Opium SACRAMENTO, March 27.—Deputy United States Marshal Foley and an other deputy here today from Sun Francisco and raided a Chinese den where they found one hundred cans of cooked opium bearing stamps sweated from impoited cans. They made two arrests and will take their prisoners to the buy tomorrow. RUPTURE To the people who are suffering from rupture. Prof. Joseph Kandry, formerly of Merlin, Her man)-, now of Santa Barbara is practical rup lure specialist and truss manufacturer, iv formation free whereby you can become cured Those having tried all kinds of patent trusses and found no relief, nho have given up all hope, to those people I am calling their alteu tiou and especially ask Uieui lo send ue their addrocs.