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t03;ANOELE3 TIMESi'TIXtTX BECEMBE Publish'- i Oery Cjy !t t. se.t.r, SKRVK!) BV r.ir! JUII.T i'4 frit, uat, p ' ln'iilt 1'AILY (Hid til! M DAT. )KT UUMlltl , MAIL, FC.-T Daii.t sml ScDiT, per month Daily md Suhbat, per qcertar. Daily mid Sunday, per yeur. ......... p UK dat, par yar . Weekly Mibkoe, pet year..... f .20 84 BS 2.i(& ..... 8.00 ..... 2.00 1.80 THE TIMES owns in stc-osivm man roi jioitNiK BsroBLioAN mtvspAraa to rc- ,IHH IN IjOS AKOKLEA THE TX,tArHIO "MIOHT BKroin- o inw ASSOCIATED PRESS, (esi-acin the New Yobk Associated -rxu amd THE WiitiM Associated Pbem,) the eeates aaws-ttATauiKa OKEAat :tio i XISTKHCS. IT! BAMiriCATIOHf . KXTEHD THBOUOHOCT THE 01VU.TEBD LOBB, 1NCLCDIHB CAULS C0NWB0TI0NS AKD CONNECTION WITH tub Da Keijter, Havas and Wolf Siwi Askngiei or Knnop, Opb nbwi rxAMcaiia u llilu.1ftlg Of IUU, COBREBPONDENCE solicited from all quarters. , Timely local topics and news given the prefer ence. Cultivate brevity, timeliness, and a clear and pointed style. Use one side of the sliest only, write plainly, and send real name for the private Information of tbs Editor, AlTBHCRIBEHS. when wrltlnr bitiM the uMnna of tholr paper changed, should also stale the lurmer aaaress. TIMES MIEHOK TELEPHONESL Easiness OfBae ....No. 59 Bdltorlal Rooms ; . .-...No. 67 Times-Minor Printing House. . .... .. .......No. 493 ' Address , ' -"' Tha Times-Mirror Company, ' Times BtriLDiMo, v cor. First and Fort sis., Los Angeles, Cal, Ektbbbd at Postowmcti as So-ct ass Hatteb. BY THE TIMES-MIRROR COMPANY. : n. o. Otis, " President and General Manager. Wit A. PPALDinrrt C. 0. ALLKW, I Treasurer, Vice-President Chief of the Advertising Department, ALBERT McFAKLAND. t Vol. XVII. .No. 23 ANNUAL TRADE NUMBER. - The Tlmes-Mlrror Company will Issue the usual Annual Trade Number of the Los Angeles Times on or about the 1st day ol January, 1890, to be sold separately from the regular news Issue of The Tuns for that day. It will consist of 48 half -size pages, in closed In a handsome four-page cover, with elegant Illustrated title-page and three maps the whole bound In the style of Har per's Weekly. The contents will be equal In volume to a good-sized SOo-page book. - The Annual will contain, among other things, the following leading features: .. (L) A Review of the Tear, showing the progress and present business condition of Los Angeles city and county, and of the other counties composing Southern California. (2.) Accounts of tho actual experiences of settlers, cultivators, home-builders, climate-hunters, invalids, and others who have removed to Southern 1 California within the past decade. (3.) Fractical Information about lands, prices, cultivation, products, and openings for capital, labor and settlement ( (4.) Sketches ot the picturesque features r ( . -, s-onery, pleasure and health 1, j,.uut,.ug, loatiusj and fishing facilities, etc. (5.) Separate sketches of each of the southern counties Los Angeles, Orange, Kan Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura and Santa Barbara with suitable mention of the principal towns, sections and settlements. - (C.) Statistics ot commerce, agriculture, horticulture, mining, etc. (7.) Also, much other carefully-prepared matter bearing upon the country. Its resources, advantages and industries. : Many illustrations will accompany the text. it Is the aim of the publishers to make this the best Annual IS umber ever Issued from the Times office. Advertising, if ordered by the 20th of December, will be taken to a moderate extent Sand In your orders for advertisements early, and secure positions before it Is too late. PRICES OF THE ANNUAL TO AGENTS! Smitle copies (In wrappers, If required). .. .15 t copies (In wrappers, If required). . .... .25 10 copies (In bulk) ftLOO ascopios " aw Mooples " ' d 6.00 lOOooploa " 19.00 toOooptos 80.00 TWO DOLLARS A YEAR. From and after January 1, 1890, the e (inscription price of the Los Angeles "Weekly Mieror will be $2 a year. (Sea detailed announcement In another place- New, costly and valuable features recently added to the favorite veelily more than justify the advance in1 rjrice, which was'only temporarily lowered. Present subscribers will of course receive the paper for the full term for which they have paid, -'i ' Stanley's reception will be worldwide iu its character. Germany is preparing to do honor to the enterprising expjtorrii ' The so-called "Kussian influenza" is gtiil spreading over the world. The field of its activity now extends from Eussia to the valley of the Mississippi. Considering the immense amount of rain that has fallen during the past month, the Los Angeles mver nas certainly behaved itself remarkably well. TiiE message of Boulanger to Gen. Fonseca of Brazil was characteristically bombastic. Fonseca would have displayed more good sense had he treated it less seriously. Fanaticai, Mussulmen are making fresh preparations to attack the Christians of Crete. It is a disgrace to civilization that so-called Christian governments permit these outrages, for political reasonB. Betorts f rom Brazil state that the Biinatioa of the Eepublic is not so ,- t3 it might be. Many believe r.::.f, t-e republic will merge into a -; ."i'.orship. Such views are con- i 1 by the fact that a system of es-j - , ;3 has already been established, , 1 1 :cx8papers that dare to criticise t r.MT government are threatened i : r ;-rreHsion. There is at present : r i tctr.al liberality than prevailed i r its empire. Citizens of the 1 L ' " -as will join in hoping that r ; nres may prevail, and a re-i-s fstablished which shall be 'tf the name. Otherwise, re- i will receive a ; temporary j , ; -1 dsspots will rejoice, v , I :'i OF STREETS. There ought to be some authority for j-'M'tgnn-jies to streets. A. matter of li;it impoitance ought no to be left to the whim or caprice of any individual who m3y wish in that manner to give notoriety to Mb own. unpronounceable and ridiculous cognomen. .This happy thought of, becoming conspicuous seems to have been seized upon by a pooaiy number of enterprising residents in this angello metropolis. A person happening to own land in somo quarter of the city attaches his name to a principal street running through it, and that name is at once adopted by the municipal authorities! These names, in some instances, are most difficult to remember. They are, doubtless, familiar to the possessors of them, but the great public can only become so after a long time and great annoyance. For example, "Marches-8ault"maybaa well-known name to Mr. Marchessault and his Immediate friends, and Mr. Foudickar may know his own name very well, but they ought first to become conspicuous in some other way before the public is punished by having them attached to streets, Either of these gentlemen may be a good citizen, but it does not follow that a most unhandy name must, on that account, be forever attached to a public street of this city. The time to correct this bad practice is while the 8t:et is new, and the committee of the Council having this mat ter in charge cannot too carefully look after it. Mr. Beaudry was once Mayor, and is a worthy and enterprising citizen; it is therefore proper that he should have a street named after him. but when it comes to naming two streets, for Mr. Beaudry the thing is carried too far. There is Beaudry street and Beaudry avenue, and for anght we know, Beaudry alley and Beaudry lane. One ought to suffice, and other names be found or invented for the balance. A name easily re membered is a great advantage to a street, and a name not easily remem bered equally disadvantageous. A good name, therefore, to a street is of real pecuniary value to it, and a bad name a positive damage. HOW . BISMARCK RAISED MEAT PRICES. The United States does not yet quite feed the world, but a cessation of the supply from this country would cer tainly create much disturbance among foreign food-consuming countries. United States Consul Monaghan, of Mannheim, has made an interesting report to the State Department upon the prices of meat in Germany, which showB the relations borne by Amorlcan material to the food market of .that country. He says: The legislation passed to keep out foreign hogs Is said to have been based upon fears of Imported diseased meats. This, however, is by no means an article ot faith In any part of the empire; even the most credulous must have a grain ot salt with it The fact that Hungary, where Bavaria and parts ot South Germany for a long aeries of yeats bought their supply ot meats, was before the law went Into effect subjected to the severest and moat conscientiously strict supervision and inspection, goes to prove the political economic rather tban sanitary protective character of the law. For so strict was Hungary's supervision that no unhealthy meat ever came on to or left the markets for export Every since the law went into effect the press has never ceased to complain of its evil effects to a large number of the empire's population. None but the large land - holders and agrarian population have been benefited. -The very considerable duty on cattle, 15 per capita for beef and 11.50 for hogs, added to the enormous rates of sea, river and land freights, has practically rendered importation impossible, to say nothing ot certain laws the effect of which Is to exclude entirely. At first owing t causes connected with the production of fodder, no direct evil seemed to result from the new laws, but by degrees the agrarian population, especially the large land-owners, saw their chance and made the most of It Since that time meat has gone up, and, sad to say, grain also; and Austria, for generations the largest source of Germany's supply, dropped in ber record of sales from 61,800,000 florins to 13,700,000, almost 600 per cent The United States, la many respects eminently fitted to feed the world with meats and grain, was shut out entirely. Ot course the prices went, up naturally, and were in places forced up. The result was felt all over the empire In Hamburg and Berlin, in Mannheim and Munich. A pair ot steers Increased 175 marks In price, and live beef 15 and S3 pfennings, or 5 eents, per 100 pounds. Of course the cattle-raisers gained by, and praised while they indorsed, the new laws; but how about the millions who find meat so dear ?nd bread going up because ot the same kind of legislation? Their only resort will be to the field fruits potatoes and various vegetables. "By all means protect," say the city people, working-men, "but carefully, wisely and safely." Were it not for excessive duties and prohibition meat could be brought In from foreign States and sold in competition with the home product; and the cheap fodder of this and later years should be enough advantage to aid home producers to compete. But no; safe iu the maintenance of the principle of exclusion, no master how thin the mask or hollow the covering by which the real cause is disguised, the large landed proprietors go en forcing up and keeping up prices, never thinking of the millions of tollers eating meat once a week now. who under other and happier circumstances, that is, prevalence of cheaper prices, wouiu eat twice or thrice a week. ,, CLOSER RELATIONS WITH CANADA There are many questions now pressing for solution in the. United States, upon which our relations with Canada have a bearing. Erastus Wiman, a native Canadian, resident in the United States for a quarter of a century, who has given the subject of closer relations between the two countries much attention, expresses himself as profoundly impressed with the importance of the whole question to the people of the United States, especially as affecting the following matters: A supply of free raw material. A larger market for manufactures. A new field for an expansion of trade. A provision for immigration. A regulation of railroad transportation. A permanent settlement of the fishery question and other complications such as might imperil the friendliness in the relations between the United States and Great Britain. There is great significance in the fact that the Liberal party in Canada, now in opposition to the Tory government, has adopted as the sole plank in its platform: Closer Balations with the United States. In asmuch as this party, though in opposition, represents a majority of the voters, and as a general election must be held within a short time, it is important to understand the conditions that prevail with a view to affording encouragement to a move ment that may have a very important influence upon a large portion of the continent. Mr. .Wiman has just issued three pamphlets, the first regarding the physical and the second regarding tho political conditions that prevail In the Dominion, while the third esdeavors to set forth a plan of union between the two countries, which" would not only at once and forever solve all the difficulties that now exist, but would open up new sources of supply and new fields for trade and enterprise. In the latter pamphlet Mr. Wiman says that of all things which a great majority of the Canadians desire, the most important is, that they should have an open market in tho United States for their products,' and that they should be enabled to buy here in the cheaper manufactures which the United States can furnish and which Canada requires, she at the same time supplying free raw material which the United States needs, and Canada can furnish, such as lumber, coal, . iron, wool, fish, copper, potatoes, , barley, oats,, etc. The experience of the Reciprocity Treaty which terminated in I860 was a great object lesson to Canadians, Daring . the 10 years of that treaty no country in the world prospered more than "did Canada, Everything that she had to 'sell was disposed of at the best possible prices then prevalent, and to a near-by market, which absorbed with rapidity and profit all that Canada had to spare. The consequence was, that every farmer in the ; country, every fisherman, lumberman and miner, was . benefited, , and 7 , , throughout ' Ontario, especially, ' evidence of this prosperity was -seen on every hand, by the erection of substantial farm dwellings, barns, improved roads, and the general thrift and prosperity of the country. If such ; were the effects in 10 years of a free market for the natural products of Canada, sent into a market with consumers only half as numerous as (hey now are, and with manufactures not nearly so developed as at present, it is easy to foresee that the consequences of an open market now would be even more advantageous. .'j'.,-...;. ' " r We may expect to see the question of closer relations between the United States and Canada assume much prominence at an early date. Tub brutal treatment of Slavin by English roughs, in the.. Smith-Slavin prize-fight, has been made the theme of much adverse criticism, but that English fair play is not yet an obsolete quality is proved by the decided manner in which Smith's conduct has been condemned and the . enthusiastio reception accorded by Englishmen to the Australian. Prize-fights are brutal enough exhibitions at the best, but when accompanied by such scenes as that which attended the Belgian en counter they are indeed disgusting. Miti Edison has been laboring to have '. low-tension wires' introduced wherever'electric lighting is employed. If the tonsion is as low as 300 volts, he urges the wires are harmless, yet a few days ago a man. was killed in .New York from a shock from 120 volts. The faefcie that tlsotraoity is ah element,of which even the rudimentary principles are as yet little understood. AMUSEMENTS. - i Grand Opeba-housk. There was an unusually large audience present last night to witness the last performance of Kerry ffow, Tonight a change of bill is announced, the attraction being Sliaun Rhue, with John 3. Murphy in the principal character. , . -f 'f'i Expected Attbactions.- vernona Jar- beau annears "next week in Starliaht. and rumor hath it that the "star" of the occasion is to be supported by a crowd of pretty girls, and that the piece is one that everybody will want to see. l n,AM.-A T r.T-1 11 n rr Aft, , tin Vmm. Juch Opera Company is promised, with a cnorus or iuu voices, u principals ana ou in the orchestra. The company is to give seven performances, with a change of bill every night It travels With full scenic and mechanical effects. & - Los Angeles Theateb. There was a large house last night to listen to the Georgia Minstrels. Tonight there is to be an entire c hange of programme. STATE AND COAST. The evening papers of New Mexico and Texas will unite and form a press association. ; , , Chief of Police Crowley of Sa"n Fran cisco gave orders to arrest all suspicious characters that might be seen on the streets during the holidays, there fore the City rruon in that city is a little crowded. A big row occurred among the soldiers at the Fort Bayard gymnasium. Indian clubs and razors were the principal weapons of destruction, and as a result the hospital had a boom on the following day. Las Vegas Optic. The bodies of Felix Romero's son and two young men whose names are unknown, were taken into Springer, N. M. They were found in the neighborhood of Cionguella del Burro, where they had perished in the storm of October 80th. , The Tucson (Ariz.) papers are stirring up a great hornets' nest over the verdict of the jury in the Wham trial. The Tombstone Prospector says if the jury had hung and kept the crowd in town another week it would have been all right. The tunnel which is being driven into the mountain west of Ferris, San Diego county, for a water supply caved for abont 100 feet during the late storm, entailing quite a loss. The ground became so water-soaked that it could not sustain the weight .. . O. D. Pruitt, of near Deming, went to Silver City to claim bounty on the scalps of 113 coyotes. They were kilted during last month and brought the sum of $56.50. Several scalps of bear, mountain lion, wolf and wildcats were also brought in by. other parties. In a graphic account of the killing of two lions near Bedlands, the funny man of the Citrograph says : " The largest one measured six feet from his scenter to the end of his caudal appendage, while the other only lacked six inches of showing up as much as his companion." Uurdetto on Farming. , This month is a good time to pay the interest on your mortgage and renew the notes you gave a year ago. It is also a pretty good time to take up the note" you unwittingly gave to the cloth peddler last Christmas under the impression tnat you were only, signing a contract. - Oats thrive best in an elevator. A farmer who has 80,000 bushels of oats in an elevator need not worry about the weather. Always raise oats in a good elevator, and keep out of a deal witn tna Chicago man. Lok after the bean poles you had left over from 1 1 t f sr You will look along time l-ni. 1 uai any. They have gone, juit uilo tue iu-satiate maw of tin .'! Jvi.,irg fireplace, aiid neighb'ju havo c 10!-;. a the rest. , liaise chickens. If you have a nice little garden, by all tneacs raise chickens. Yosr neighbor's hens are the best ones to rajse. You will find them from 5:30 a m. until 6:20 p.m., on your lettuce, onion, radish ana flower beds. You can raise them higher with a shotgun tban anything tlso. N.B Always eat the hen you raise. P.S. Cook the hen before eating.. .JSS. Before eating the hen, that is. i ' Crush- egg-shells and feed them to your own chickens, if von are foolish enough to keep any. It the. whites and yolks are removed from the shells first, they will crush more easily; 4 If a good horso shows symptoms of going blind, and is -developing a few first-class spavins, it" is time to sell bim. Sell him out of the country, if possible. Beware of the deacon who has a littlo blaze-faced "pacin' mare" he wants to trade for "just such a hoss.". it ..'. 1 Eternal vigilance Is the price of the potato crop. About 10 hours a day, devoted to crushing potato-bugs with bard sticks, will probably save the upper part of the patch for you. By the time you dig the potatoes, you will be so disgusted with everything pertaining to potato ouHuro that you couldn't look a potato in the eye without a feeling of nausea, and as for eating one but this enables you to soli the whole bushel without a pang. Young hens lay more eggs than old ones. This is because the giddy young things have not yet learned their value. In a few years they know just how to stand around on a strike when egga are $1.75 a dozen, and then rush out and work double time when eggs are so common the tramps won't eat them. 1 .! ' ' Tho Prertch Prune. , iCor. Kern County Calif ornlan! In reply to your inquiries concerning the method of curing the Petit Prun d'Angen or French prune: Although not engaged in the business, I have experimented -sufficiently in the matter to satisfy myself that a portion of the truth is usually suppressed by pretending educators of the public on the one hand, and on the other that the various secret processes Of "finishing" by dipping into syrups, etc... are a fraud on the purchaser, and an abomination, improperly increasing weight and imparting an unnatural gloss, which with age becomes'dull and unsightly, thus destroying the appearance of the fruit. ' ; . Small Quantities prepared by me experimentally have been pronounced by experts and dealers equal to the French prune de choice; while much of the credit was due to the soil and climate in which produced (Kern county), some of it, I believe, was owing to the simple method of its preparations, which was as follows: ' '"v-:." '"' x - In accordance with the usual published methods, the fruit, when fully ripe, was lightly' shaken "from the trees upon sheets spread Upon the ground underneath; butf cohtfary to the usual published method, it was not then dipped into lye v"to Slightly crack the skin," and who ever saw one of the finer brands of French prunes that was? - The prunes were laid upon trays in the sun for a day or twowhich wilted them slightly and reduced the tension upon the skin so as to f rsveut its splitting; they were th8U, by means of a basket plungf l into boiling lye for a coupla pf seconds, i.'j;rtcdat6ly after in coldrpure water', 1 . x spread .upon the trays finally to dry. m ten or twelve days they had dris d sufficiently, and were put into sweat-boxes of fifty or sixty pounds' capacity, where they remained for about two weeks. They are now uniform in curing, moderately soft and pliable to the touch. The final finishing follof t by simply plunging them for a second or so into clear, boiling water, th$n spreading out in the sun for an borl to remove the surplus molsturej' tthey Bad then become1 beautiful black, soft and kidlike, in every way resembling the finer grades of the French product. There was nothing left to1 be done but to manipulate with the fingers a few moments for facings, and press them neatly into boxes. ' ' A Destructive l'est. . I Mary svllle Democrat, Deo. 18. 1 As long as trees from foreign lands shall be planted in our orchards and gardens, so long shall we be in danger of the importation of foreign (insect Eests. The fruit-growers consider that oth in number and variety California already possesses , a, delightful sufficiency of these pests. EVery precaution, therefore, is being taken to prevent the introduction into this country of the Japanese peach fruit worm.. It appears that the peach crop is very large in Japan and that some seasons this insect injures as much as 90 per cent, of it; that a single peach sometimes contains more than one larva. Prof. Sasaki states that this moth is closely allied to our codlin moth. Hence he describes it as "a new codlin moth very -injurious to the peach." It appears f twice a year In June and August. According to Insect Life it hides In the daytime and at twilight flies about the trees; the eggs are deposited singly on the apex of the fruit or along the suture passing from the apex toward the base; these eggs are spherical in form, yellow in color and one-half millimetre in diameter. "Upon first' batching," says Insect Life, "it crawls actively about in search of a suitable spot at which to enter the fruit; it then gnaws its way in, turns its, head toward the opening and closes it with silk, sometimes pushing its excrement outside and then, burrowing to the stone and making a large excavation around it." The way in which infested fruit may be recognized is as follows: ; ! ' First It become soft and may be crushed by a slight pressure on account of the central excavation. - Second It has usually a small cluster of yellowish brown excrement on Its surface. Third It bears Irregular patches of a grayisn-yeuow or reaaish-oiue cowr. From three to four years is required for the larva to attain full growth. Leaving the fruit it then fails to the ground which it -enters- to a depth of one or two inches. There it makes a very strong and elastic oval cocoon of light-gray "silk. Jt is stated that the larva of the second brood stays within the cocoon in the larval . state through the winter, and changes to pupa in the month of May, while the larva of the first brood remains within this cocoon about a weok, .and then changes to pupa. Ijeft Oat in the Cold. ' iSan MlgueflCourler.1 A book agent named Thurston lost his way last Saturday while crossing from Oak Flat to A. C. Beatty's place on San Marcos Creek. . He left his horse and buggy for a moment while he went in search of the road, which he had missed in. the darkness. The horse moved cway and succeeded in reaching 11 r. Beatty's place. Parties started out H search of Mr. Thurston, but he was 5 not-found until Sunday, when he was discovered la the vicinity of the Flint ranch. He is about 80 years old, and was compelled to keep moving about in the rain during the night to keep from freezing. . CHRISTMAS DAI How the Anniversary Was Observed. Spring-like Weather in . Many of the , ; Eastern Cities. ;;..,'.:. A ChriBtmai Tree for Little Folks at the White ; Houses. The Celebration of tha. Great Holiday Marred by an Unusual Number of Crimea of ,, " ' Violence. v ' ' Bj Telegraph to The Tims. , San Fbakcisco, Doc 25. By the Asso. elated Press. J In marked contrast to the heavy rain of late, today was bright clear and pleasantly warm. Special services were held at the principal churches, which were unusually well attended. The shipping In the harbor was gayly decorated with bunting, and no work was In progress anywhere. ';-r". :; : v..'' - Police Judge R!x called at the City Prison this morning and ordered the dismissal from jail of 90 prisoners, all of whom were in for drunkenness.-. r ":. r Tho Young Woman's. Chiistlan Association received a donation of (3400 from the heirs of the late Mrs. Charles Crocker, $1000 from Mrs. C. B. Alexander and $-50 from the Mary E. Bicker trust The members of the Boston and St Louis ball clubs fully expected to play today, but the soft condition of the grounds prevented. , - IN THK EAST. . A Spring-like. Day in Several. of tbo Large Ciiies. New York, Dec. 25. By the Associated Press. Christmas dinners might have been eaten on the parks or lawns oday, so perfect was the weather. Everywhere windows were thrown open to admit the balmy air and there was a general resort to the garments of springtime. 'The fashionable promenades were crowded and there was a large attendance at the churches and theaters. In the Tombs and other city prisons holiday dinners were servcuV while ;news-boysand other children of the streets were permitted to fill themselves at the missions. THE DAY 13? WASHINGTON. Washington. Dec 55. This was the mildest Christmas day in this vicinity for years. , The air Was warm. The President spent the day at home, and did not attend church. He had a few of Mrs. Harrison's relatives to dinner, and part of the dav was spent with the children around the White House Christmas tree. Other members ot official society in the city generally remained at home. ' Most of the Georgians In Washington gathered at the Metropolitan Hotel In the afternoon, and passed resolutions eulogistic of the late Henry W. Grady. The Grand Array men In 1 the city gladdened the hearts of the families ot about 240 poor members of the order by a generous distribution of provisions and other articles. The following letter was received from the President: ' ..' ;- -v.. . . J. R. Brown, Esq., Chairman, Etc. MY Deab Sib: Will you allow me to hive a small part in the provision of the Christmas gifts you are distributing to our less fortunate comrades? Very sincerely yours, ,r Bewamin Haebison. ' ' n other cities. ' - Chicago Deo. .25. Christmas day has been a most unusual one, the weather being bright and warm, and the thermometer indicating 60 above zero. Outdoor sports were very generally obs'Tved. Lake Michigan is as free from ioe as in midsummer. Kansas Oitv, Uw. 25. It wis Lvu:t to realize, that today was Chritnui. lue weather was spring-like, and. for the usual Christmas games there were substituted summer sporis. At one of the parks a ball game was played, and several tennis-courts and cricket grounds were in use. ; St. Louis, Dec 25. Christmas was more generally observed than for yeats past owing, perhaps, to the delightful weather. The day was Warm throughout, and Sultry at noontime. The police courts have had very few holiday cases docketed. Johnstown (Pa.),Dec 25. -This has been a delightful day.- The thermometer has stood at about 60 since noon. The sun has been shining brightly all day, and the air was as balmy as in May. Christmas services were held- in all the churches, and the Sunday-school children received gifts from their teachers, as in former years. It is surprising how little reference is made today to the flood. It was scarcely mentioned. - THE DARK SIDE. Christmas 'Festivities Marred by Deed of Violence Chicago, Dec. 25. rjiy the Associated Press. J A dispatch from Shawneetown, 111., says: A free' fight took place at a Christmas-tree celebration In Eagle Creek precinct on Monday night in which Thomas Burroughs, a prominent, farmer,, was dangerously stabbed, and several other persons received quite serious Injuries. The fight arose from a mistake in distributing presents which had been labeled, taken to church and hung on the treo. Some of the tags dropped and were replaced haphazard. When the distribution commenced one of the farmers claimed that the present awarded to another man's child was bought by himself for his boy, and he grabbed it away from the child. Some of the young men present had been indulging in liquor and picked a quarrel with the farmer, and a tight ensued. , , . . . Indian AroMS, Dec. 25. A special to the Sentinel from Stinesville, Ind., says: George Easton, son of a hotel keeper, and John Douglass, a barber, indulged in a Christmas drunk and were ordered out ot George Buskirk's saloon. ' Buskirk locked the door and ordered them not to regnter. They tried to kick In the door when Buskirk fired at them both barrels of a shotgun, fatally wounding both. ? ' 1 Memphis (Tenn.), Dec 25. The observance of Christmas day was aocompanied by two horrible murders. This morning the dead body of a negro named Hawkins was found, with a bullet wound In the head. There is no clew to the murderer. Tonight Einmet Pingstone, a stroet-car driver, was stabbed and instantly killed by an unknown negro in a diBpute over a fare. The negro escaped. Tabi.kquaii (I. T.y; Dec 25 -Christmas was celebrated with several shootlne scrapeR. The most serious one occurred at Williams's Hotel. David Williams shot and killed. No arrests were made.. During another fight In the afternoon Mosea Crittenden was shot and seriously wounded. A number of other fights occurred. Lebanon (Mo.), Dec 25. James Carter, 17 years of age, was killed at a Christmas party last night at Bank Branch by a man named Jennings. A party was given at the house ot John Burns, and James Carter and a number ot other boys attended uninvited. There ensued a quarrel, and Carter was killed. . , An Intruder Shot. Salt Lake CrrT. Dec 25. Near Bing-ham, early this morning. F. C. Garland was awakened by a man trying to get Into his house. The intruder refused to go away when ordered, and Garland shot and killed him. He proved to be a man named Andrew Eckland. Dnring Garland's absence from home his wire had been annoyed several time by parties of Finlanders, and once they broke in the door and she was compelled to flee to neighbors. - Changes on the Burlington. .Chicago, Dec 25. General Freight Agent Paul Morton .of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy will leave the service of the company on February 1st to take the position of vice-president and general executive officer ot the Colorado Fuel and Coal Company and the White Breast Coal Company of Illinois aud Iowa. His successor oa the Burlington will be Thomas Miller, at m.'"-t c.'J'PrjI f:i'.-t,t aj-nt ft ti Pir-i!!'uii t.i-i Miii.'nin l.urt i'jj'1 lit t:u.il t. it is uu'l'Tiion-i Ziiiiif-r v. ill b in."'M'(W by Gi"iua It C:!'5 at r-.-Lt asmaUiit gtn-eiul tiuigi't si-ut at Dsuvijr, Killed 111 Sweetheart': Father. Tuscola (111.), Dec 25. Arthur Craig of Indianapolis came to"Newman, near here, last night to wed Miss llattie Sutton. Her father, John Sutton, opposed the mileh and confronted Craig with a revolver. On Crate refusing to leave he pulled the trigger, but the weapon missed fire. Craig than shot him dead. . The Coroner Jury exonerated him, and he has returned to Indiauapolis fearing trouble from Sutton's friends. Much excitement was created. Craig is a nephew of Representative Craig of Illinois, and Sut ton was a prominent urana Army man. Mexico Will Suppress Gambling. City op Mexico,; Dec 25. Gen. Diaz and Secretary ot the Interior Rublo have under consideration plans looking to the suppression of gambling of every description. - Advices from Guatemala and San Sal vador today state that the most humonlous relations exist between the two governments. -"' An Ill-fa tod Couple. Pittsburgh, Dec 25. While returning from a Christmas eve dance this morning Miss Mamie Campbell and her escort, Benjamin Lovettof Wllklnsbnrg. Pa., were struck by an express on the Pennsylvania Railroad near this city. iotu , were fatally injured. k .... . MORE RACE TK0UBLES. SEVERAL SANGUINARY RIOTS -IN GEORGIA. An Alarming State of Affair In Wayne County Several Pep-eons Killed A Request - fop Troops. 1 By Telegraph to The Times. Augusta" (Ga.), Dec 25. fBy the Asso ciated Press.) When Officers Williams and Crawford went tp arrest a party of drunken negioes today they resisted, disarmed the policemen and beat them badly with their clubs.; - The police were subsequently reinforced and half a dozen negro ringleaders were arrested and locked up in the engine- house. A large number of citizens, white and black, collected about the place, and great excitement prevailed during the afternoon, ' The negroes were subsequently re moved from the . engine-house to the jail, where they were. , safely guarded and no further trouble is apprehended. ' When the officers started to the jail with the prisoners a difficulty occurred between a negro aud several white men. At first clubs were used, then pistols. One negro was killed outright ana another baaiy wounded.. AH is quiet tonight EACH TROUBLE IN WAYNE COUNTY. Savannah (Ga.), Dec 25. a riot oc curred today at Jesup, 57 miles south of Savannah. Two white men were killed, two others were seriously wounded and several negroes are reported killed.. The Georgia Hussars sent two detachments of men to Jesup tonight and more trouble is apprehended. . - - - - . The trouble began at noon when Marshal Barnhill arrested a drunken negro and carried him to the lockup. Other negroes interfered and a hgbt followed, resulting in the death of the Marshal and a Mr. Wood of South Carolina, and the fatal wounding of Mr. Wood of Jesup, Marshal Leggeti, one of the eontablea and a citizen. About. 15 whites and blacks are known to have received injuries more or less serious, i The neighboring towns have sent deputations of armed men, and the streets are thronged with -members of both races. Further hostilities are not looked for tonight - but It it thought the fighting will sur!v be resumed in the morning. The ,"i.ra oonoj,eti- in the '. ur bi ve bn eluded to a swamp and thwir rfpttue v certain.. The Governor hfis been telt-ctnpliod to for troops, and it is thought there will be a con flict on their arrival. Quite a number of women and children have left the place This Is the place where the negro preacher Love was taken ; from a first-class coach on a passenger train av short time ago and whipped. The negr033 greatly outnumber the whites, and conflicts between them have been frenuent but this Is the most serious one in a long time, and the whites express a determination in the present instance to put an end to this lawlessness. .- At midnight things have quieted down somewhat, but shots are occasionally heard. The streets are being patrolled by armed men. A negro was found dead In an alley late tonight, and two of the wounded are reported dying. The whites express themselves as confident of their ability to subdue the. riotous blacks, but the coming of troops is anxiously awaited. STILL ANOTHEB OUTBREAK. New . Yoke, Dec 25. The World's special from Macon, Ga., says: A terrible riot is now in progress at Barhosvile, a town 40 miles north of here. Telegrams have just reached your correspondent saying that three negroes have been killed there since dark. The cause of the trouble Is not stated. The military of this city are awaiting orders to repair to the scene -of trouble. . Uteg Wish to Go to Utah. Dubango (Colo.), Doc. 25. The South ern TJte Indians have just held a council of the three tribes relative to the treaty made by them last ye&r for thalr removal to Utah. They do not understand why the treaty has not been carried into effect They were unanimously in favor of the removal, and resolved to ask the Indian Bureau for per mission to send a delegation of Indians to Washington to urge ratification of the treaty. They want to be heard in answer to the objections made by Indians to the treaty. , Lively Fight with Outlaws. ' K&nsas City, Dei 25. A dispatch from Aidmore, I. T., says: Yesterday afternoon Deputy United States Marshal Tucks and another deputy attempted to arrest Lize xsroanam ana joe Aierntt ior introducing Intoxicating llauors into Indian Territory. The outlaws resisted arrest, and a lively battle ensued, all the combatants using their revolvers, ttrodbam was mortally wounded, and the officers were Injured. Uerritt was arrestee. , A Quarrel with Fatal Result. Ellensbubg (Wash.). Dec. 25. This afternoon James Henderson, aged 60, and Maxey Evans (colored) had a quarrel Henderson threw a hatchet at Evans. The latter ran Into a saloon near by, aud, returning with a revolver, shot Henderson below the left eye. The wounded man lingered several hours and died. Evans surrendered himself. : - . . A Lucky Comet Seeker. , Geneva (N. Y.), Dec 25. Prof. Brooks, director of the Smith Observatory, discovered a new comet this evening. Its position is as follow: Klght ascension, 18 hrs., 23 mins,; declination north, 34 degs., 4.0 mins., with' slow, easterly motion. The comet is bright and telescopic. This makes toe third comet discovered this year by Prof. Brooks. Sam Jones's Daughter Wedded. Chatanooga (Tenn.), Dec 25. William Graham of Carterville, Ga., the stenographer of the Cherokee Judiciary Council, and Anna Jones were married tonight. The bride la 17 years old and Is a daughter of Kev. Sam Jones. Her parents opposed the match. , 1 - . - A Big Blaze at Yickaburg. Vicksbubg (Miss.), Dec 25. Fire which started last night in the store of Swltzer, Newitter A Co., dry goods, destroyed that building and tha adiolnlng one. occupied by Rot & Jackson and Lewis Bros., entail ing a loss or eioo.ooo, partly insured. " Kicked by a Runaway Horpe. Elizabeth (N. J.). Dec 25. Gen. J Madison Drake was severely, and perhaps fatally, Injured today in attempting to atop a runaway horse. He fell under the animal. ana was kuctcea several times. . DISAS1KQUS Rpil:. Railways TVcsh'.l C:t All 'ArouLL latest About ' the Dannsre in Sun Bernardino Coauty, Lower California Also SuHerlnff Irora a Deluge. Other Coast Dispatches - Death of Col. Stevens, Unltafll State' ; Consul at Victoria-Fatal y Highbinder Affpya- ; By Telegraph to Tlie Tiw .' San Beksabdino, Dec aaBy the Associated Press. It is ralnlnihard tonight " The railroad bridge across yytlt" Creek, west of the town, has been parried away, . and the creek has changed its eourse, washing out the track for about 300 jeet. The bridge over Lytlo Creek, between this city , and Colton. is also washed away.fcompletel 3 shutting off railroad traffic The track in Cajon Pass if 'ashed out for three miles. The motor bridges, between tl s city and Redlands and between this cky and Colton, are washed away, shuttl g off com munlcatlon between those placet, Tbefti is no railroad communication from this place' to any point and me overland vestibule train is tied up here, , y . ;, THE MOJAVK BIVEB BO 1MTNG. : . ' . "Daggett, Dec 25. The, sti fin still continues. The Moj ave River is b omlng. The Atlantic and Paclfio bridge t Waterman has three bents gone and sevdrat more are shaky. Passengers are beinaj-transferred for northern points. There teve been no trains on the Southern California road for three days, , , . I, FLOODS IN LOWEB CALIFORNIA. San Fbancisco, Dec 25, -V-Lawrence Goldstone, formerly examiner Un the Custom-house, who has returned fpm a trip to Lower California, says the late storms in the peninsula were of- great severity. On December 14th and 15th, uucj hOusa was blown down at Ensenada and almost the entire small town of Alamo, 711' miles distant was wrecked. Eleven Inches of tain-fell in 24 hours. A . , THE STORM AT PASADENA.' Pasadena, Dec 25,-rTbe heaviest rain of the season fell last evening. Great dam-, age has been done to bridges and roads. There have been no trains for 08 hours,', with the prospect of the blockade continuing until Saturday night. , .. . . . . MURDEROUS MONGOLS. ' " Fatal Affrays in San Francisco's , Chinatown. , i San Fbancisco, Dec 25; By the Associated Press. Late this afternoon in Boss alley Tick Go Hong was stabbed in the left thigh, the knife going completely through his body. The wound is probably fatal. It is supposed that the. stabbing grew out ot a difficulty over the payment of a sum of money. . ; , s - About 9 o'clock tonight another' quarrel occurred 10 Spofford alley, four shots being tired, one of which struck Un Hung in the back, inflicting a wound which it is thought wilt prove ,fatal. Two bystanders were slightly wounded, by stray bullets. It is thought the shooting was the result of the stabbing of Tick Go Hong In the afternoon. The assassins have notbeei apprehended. - ' FELL INTO A PIT. A Drunken . Watchmaker Takes a . Fatal Tumble. San Fbancico, L a. 25. tve , c'.atrd Prn-tf HC .ry'- V"i ' 1 Sii.ikf i,l thb fcli'is-vwcd, iiu.i i. a a . t dei.4h lust u'&ht at thb Ocran larn r.t.rt Paik Railroad roundhouse. ' llu o&id boij was found this morning. McManus ud been in town and was Intoxicated when ha started for -the almshoqse. After leaving the termfnus of the Haight-street car lino, he walked toward tbo almshouse. In1 the darkness he must have got off the right road and fell into the company's coal pit It is believed his neck was broken. , , , ' A Switchman's Horrible Death, - Sacramento, Dec 25, Charles Brown,, a switchman, in the employ of the Southern Pacifio Railroad Company, and a well-known young man, was preparing , fpr the west-bound train to pass this morning aud was itiving orders to the engineers of engines 206- and . 802 concerning switching of some cars. He got, between two engines and while giving orders to one to go onto the track ot -the . other a boxcar pushed by engine 206 struck him in the back and he fell under" the wheels and was crushed to death. The body was dragged somo 15 yards and liter -ally torn to pieces. ' ' A Saloon Man Stabbed. Sacbamento, Dec 25.-D. J. Consldlne, a saloon-keeper and a well-known Democratic politician, was stabbed an .theabdo- . men and dangerously wounded this afternoon by Thomas Bevus. Considine attempted to eject Bevus, when the latter drew a knife and plunged it Into him. Bevus is under arrest . Residence Burned. .--San Fbancisco, Dec. 25. The residence of J. B. Hardstrom, on the corner of Pennsylvania and Toland streets. South San Francisco, was destroyed by Are tonight The engine was unable to reach tha scene on account of the mud. The loss is unknown. - ' - A Miner Killed. .' , Jackson, Dec 25:-James 8. McDonald . ot Eureka, Cal., was killed in the Kennedy mine last night by falling 400 feet into tha shaft He was working bis first shaft Death of a Journalist Sacbamento, Dec 25. John McGelrich, a journalist well known on the Pacific Coast died suddenly this morning from the effects of a paralytic stroae. , , - , Cognizant of Its Needs. , - IFrosno Republican! The time has arrived when decided action should be taken by the1 citizens of Fresno in regard to the proposed building of a railroad to Monterey. Our city has already attained a size and importance hardly second even to the capital of the State, and to insure her continued growth and prosperity only another line of railroad to the seaboard , is needed. ' Many railroad schemes have been advocated with more or less fervor by self-appointed agents of , mythical corporations in times past, but no definite, businesslike proposition has ever been submitted to our people. Will the Teacher Think Long? IKootonayBtar.l ' " - The school teacher at Donald, B. CL, played in great luck lately. Somebody wrote in his name to a lady advertising for "correspondence and what it may come to." The consequence was that he received a letter and a check for $250 on the National Bank of Minneapolis, and an invitation "to coma at once and get married, and- receive $10,000 on his wedding day." The teacher is thinking over the matter. 6b. Peter will Recognize Her. : IDlxen Tribune. Mrs. G. G. Briggs of Davisville sustained a great loss in raisins on account of the storm, but she remembered the printer nevertheless. It is not the first time that the Tribune force has had occasion to remember with gratitude the benevolence of the good lady.

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