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SACRAMENTO DAILY RECORD-UNION.
VOLUME XXC.--"NX>. 15.
STATE * FAIR t HINTS!
10-4 White Blankets, 90c and $1 20 per pair.
Full-size Comforters, $1, $1 15, $1 45.
Full-size White Crochet Bed Spreads* 75c, $1,
$1 25 and $1 45.
Towels, 5, 10, 12_, 15 cents.
Large Cakes of Fine Scented Toilet Soap, sc.
A Cardinal Satin Natural-wood Handle Para
sol, for $1.
A Fancy Satin-striped Parasol, a $6 50 qual
ity, for $4 25.
A Fancy Satin-striped Parasol, a $4 quality,
for $2 250
Ladies' Fancy Flannel Blouse Waists, $1.
Ladies' Fancy Batiste Cloth Blouse Waists,
for 75 cents. «
Gentlemen's All-wool French Flannel Shirts,
with fancy silk stripe, $2 and $3.
Gentlemen's All-silk Fancy Striped Shirts,
$3 75 and $3 90.
Gentlemen's All-silk Plain White Shiris, $3 50.
Gentlemen's Windsor Scarfs, Four-in-hand
Ties and Puff Scarfs, an elegant variety,
25, 35 and 50 cents.
STATS * FAIR * MILLINERY.
There is nothing lacking Everything the finger
of fashion points to is here, For Felts in every shape
yonr thoughts lean to. Straw Goods-new things are
jostling one another for recognition, A superb col
lection of Trimmed Hats. Newest ideas for evening
and street wear. In Trimmings: Fancy Birds, Wings,
« Quills, Plumes, Tips, etc, nearly a perfect stock, All
the novelties in Jaunty Gaps and such like.
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Me* THE FINEST LOT OF TIPS IK THS CITY FOR THE MOKHY.^f.
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Also, the finest stock of BIRDS and LONG PLUMES at prices that will meet
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-_£t.r^r-} millinery goods
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TIME FOR EVERYTHING.
TOn KNOW AS WELL AS WE KNOW THAT THERE 19 ALWAYS
A TIME FOR ETERTTHINO. HOWEVER, YOU MAT NOT KNOW
«- THAT MOW IS TBE TIME FOR Vol TO SECURE «»
Clothing, Furnishing Gcods, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes, Etc,
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Men's Union Caanimere Suits, reduced from Men's Dress Pantt. reduced from $6 tf> U5O
110 to *6. Men's Business Suits, reduced from l^to SO 90
Men's Cissimere Suits, reduced irom 112 to Men's Dress Suits, reduced Irom 125 to»18 90'
T7 50. Men's Fancy Striped Pantaloons, reduced
Men's Broadwales, reduced from tZI 50 to fromJBto»6.
.17 50. 1,000 pairs Men's All-wool Cassimere Pants
Men's Fancy Striped, straight cat, reduced reduced from J5 to S3.
frcm t ii 50 to SI6 do. Good Working Pants, reduced from tl 50 to
Men's Working Suits, reduced from *6to_B 50. *'. *™ lo
A line line of Strip, d Shirts, reduced from G5 cents to 45 cent..
. mbroldered Striped Shirts, reduced from $1 to 50 cents.
Woolen Shirts, reduced from $1 25 to 75 cents.
XT ND ERWEAR.
A yery large stock, reduced from $1 to 75 ce»t§.
B Calf Shoes, reduced from 12 tr: | Fine Calf Shoes, reduced from IC to 12.
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SACK AMENTO, MOJSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1890.
EAST OF THE ROCKIES.
Advantages to be Derived Fr m Reci
procity With Canada.
FATAL STREET FIGHT IJf SEW YORK
California Fruits Handled With De
spatch hy the Eastern
>SP_CL_L EISPATCBJKJ TO THE RICOBIVU. ION.)
Advantages to be Gatned from an Intf r
change with Canada.
Washington, September 7.h.— Senator
Sherman's scheme for reciprocity with
Canada has found a great deal of favor.
Congresman Hill, Chairman of the Com
mittee on Foreign Affair?, is enthusiastic
in itß favor. He said this morning: "The
present Tory Government of Canada has
what it calls a standing offer of reciprocity,
but it is limited to !he list of agricultural
products which they export to the United
States and which we never send to Canada,
and this is frequently held up to the Tory
voters who desire to'trade with the United
States, which Sir John McDonald aud his
followers, by this ingenious devisp, ran
say that they offer and we reject. We
would probably sell them, with unrestricted
reciprocity, $100,000 000 worth of our goods
and products per annum, and that trade
would go on increasing.
"We had a one-sided and unfair re
ciprocity under the treaty of 1854, which
was so unsatisfactory that we terminated
it, but even under that arrangement the
trade with Canada increased by leaps and
bound 3. With reciprocity, their tariff in
the meanwhile standing against Europe,
we would sell them within the next five
years nearly everything they get outside of
their limits—that is, most ol the imports of
Canada would be drawn from the United
States. On thi3 side they would reap even
greater advantages, entering upon a new
prosperity, like one of our Western States."
CENTRAL AMERICAN STATES.
The Department at Washington Said to
Have Confidence in Mizner.
Baltimobe, September 7th—Samuel
Kimberly, Secretary of the Legation to the
Central American States and Consul-Gen
eral of the United States at Guatemala,
starts for his post to morrow. Speaking
of the affairs of the Central American
States, Kimberly said:
"I think tho Department at Washington
has perfect confidence in Minister Mizner.
The Guatemalans are an impetuous race,
and it would be wisest for us to move
slowly. The Central Americans are desir
ous of having closer intercourse with the
United States nnd our Government takes a
deep interest in the matter. Some little
diplomatic complications may arise out of
the Barrundia affair, but not of so serious
a character as to cause any breach and the
whole matter will be soon straightened
A Good Market in New York for All Va
New York, September 7th.—The Tribune
says: Although the California fruit sales
were shortened a day by the Labor Day
holiday last week, the dealers successfully
handled fifty carloads of the usual varieties
at satisfactory prices.
E. L. Goodsell on Tuesday last closed out
fifteen carloads. Eesides tbe engegemeut
of fifty trucks, it required forty men. some
on duty twenty-five hours continuously, to
unload the cars and put the goods into
shape for sale and delivery. Betidefl the
regular buyers, about 200 fruit men from
neighboring cities were bidders, and the re
sult of the sales was given io about 100
California shippers twenty-four hours after
the day's work.
Ripe figs were made the novelty for the
week. Peaches will be wanted while the
crop last, on the coast. Grapes are doing
well. The demand centered, as usual,
upon the flamiug Tokays. California
grapes will have a larger competition this
year than last, by the heavy yield of Al
meria or Malaga grapes. This foreign crop
is estimated at 100,000 barrels heavier than
Programme Mapped Oat for the Enduing
Washington. September 7th.—ln the
Senate voting on the amendments to tbe
tariff bill will begin Tuesday and continue
until all are disposed of. When that will
be cannot be stated with exactness, but it
is believed the final vote will be near the
close of the week.
The conference report on the liverand
harbor bill will probably be agreed to to
morrow. The land grant forfeiture and
anti-lotteTy bills will probably follow the
In the House, the Virginia contested
election case of McLaughlin vs. Venable
and the South Carolina case of Miller vs.
Elliott will come up. The Elections Com
mittee propose to seat the colored Republi
can contestants. Later in the week the
Appropriation Committee will call up the
last of the appropriation bills. The general
deficiency and tariff bills may be revived
from tbe Senate. ,
iiir main;: election.
Little Donbt But That the Republicans
Will Have Safe Majorities.
New York, September 7th.—Tbe Tril
une's Maine correspondent says that tbe
Democrats are making no open fight ex
cept in Speak.r Reed's district, but there
are fears of a still hunt, which nihy reduce
the Republican majority. Speaker Reed j
returned to his district on Thursday, and
the active campaign he has made since
then has largely neutralized the effects he
feared from a Democratic "still hunt."
There is little ground for a reasonable
doubt that Governor Burleigh will be re
elected, and the Legislature will remain un
changed. Representatives Reed, Dingley,
Milliken and Boutelle will also be returned
by safe margins.
Complain. Made Agalaat the Actions of
Xiw Yobk, September 7th.—The riotous
conduct ot the cattlemen on tbe ocean
The following dis:inguished per
sons, well and widely known, tes
tify to the valuable properties of
Simmons Lifer Regulator:
Hon. Alexander H. S'ephens:
John W. Beckwuh, Bisoop of Georgia;
General John B. Gordon, ex-U. B .^euator:
Hon. John Gill Shorter, ex-Governor ol Alabama;
Rev. David Wills, D. D., President Oglethorpe
Bishop Pierce, M. F. Church South;
Judge James Jackson, Supreme Court, Georgia;
J. Etigar Thompson,
Hon. Ben, Hill.
Bon John c Bre;kenridge,
Hiram Warner, lste (Thief Justice of Georgia;
I-ewltsWunder, Assistant Postmaster, Phlla , Pa ,
And many others from whom we have
It tiers commenting upon this me. icine
as a most valuable hous hold remedy.
If you are sußering aud cavnot and
relief, procure at ou Co from yourdnn
g'at a bot le ot B xutator. Give it a fair
tri.l and it wi 1 ft .-'.- -.-> - ■ •
• 'ure 700.
SEE THAT YOV GKT TBE OEMINE. i
J. B.ZRIUH * CO Philadelphia, Pa.
steamship returning from Europe has
been the theme of many complaints made
at the Barge Office. These men go to
Europe to lake care of the large consign
ments of cattle, and on the outward tiip
ate kept busy and out of mischief, but
when they return home, with nothing to
do, trouble begins.
The latest case of disturbance raised by
tbe cattlemen was on the steamship Am
sterdam, whiih arrived to-day. There
were sixteen iv this crowd aud their ac
tions vrere outraeeous.
The sieamsnip company has decided not
to ship any more of them as passengers.
The lines that sail from England have also
A Hebrew, while Defending a Friend,
Receives a Ballet iv the Head.
CnrcAGo, September 7ih.—"A pipeful cf
Tcbi:.kt-r!," was the singular demand made
upon Bernard Cohen by six young rowdies
passing through the Hebrew colony on
South Union s'reet this afternoon. The
six vac.cc a dash to secure the whiskers,
plucking wildly at Cohen's ample beard,
but vere desperately resisted by Cohen and
bis wife, who were speedily reinforced by
nearly a hundred other Hebrews. The
leader of the rthif >rceu_erils were Jacob
Sifif, a neighbor of Cohen's, just returned
from his ranch in Montana. The cowboy
Hebrew made things lively for the hood
luuis during the brief space, but he rashly
believed tbat a revolver in their ha"._s was
merely meant as a bluff. Attempting to
completely vanquish the six, Sill received
a bullet in the forehead. He was taken to
the Jiospital in a dying condition. Four of
the hooo.unj3, John Foss, Henry Clark,
Frank Ptlzer and Frank Morgan were ar
rested, bnt the identity of the cowboy's
slayer remains a mystery.
He is Preparing to . pend His Holiday in
New Yokk, Sepiember 7th.— TheHerald's
B.rlin special says: Minister Phelps is go
ing home for a holiday on September 13'.h.
He says : "I shall have nothing to do with
politics at home except to talk. I shall
vole, and give them a good, strong pro
tection and reciprocity ballot. I expect
to stay here as long as President Hariison
wants me to—at least I don't want to go
out of Berlin uQtil the American ho«
"What is his chance?"
"Good, I think, on account of our retalia
tion law, though that helps less here than
any wheie rise probably. It is so wise and
just that I cannot imagine why we didn't
have it before Possibly we were waiting
for Whitelaw Reid to slate the case so
clearly, calmly and conveniently as he
A Murderous Husband.
Milwaukee, September 7lh.—A shock
ing tragedy was enacted at Wautosa, a
suburb of Milwaukee, this afternoon. Mrs.
E Jward Reininger had left her husband on
account of brutal treatment and returned
to her mother's home. She and her
mother were sitting on a porch to day
when Reininger came to the house. He
asked his wife if the would return to him.
She refused, and without a moment's
warning he pulled out a revolver and shot
her three times, fatally wounding her. The
mother interfered and she, too, was shot
twice. Mrs. Raymer'a wounds may not
prove fatal. Reininger was arrested. ■
The Presidential Party.
Ceessok Springs (Pa ), September 7th. —
The Presidential party, with the exception
of Mrs. Harrison, attended divine service
this morning iv tbe large parlor of the
Mountain House, the services b.ing ccn
ducted by Rev. George Rodgers, Episcopal
minister from Verona, Pa. Miss Jeannet.e
Halford, daushtw- _f .he President's Pri
vate Secretary, assisted in the singing, and
sans as a solo the beautiful hymn, "Angel
of Charity." Mrs. Harrison was somewhat
indisposed this morning, but revived in the
evening, and waited with the rest of the
party to supper at the hotel.
Death of a Noted Lawyer.
Flint (Mich.), September 7ih.—Sumner
Howard, one of the best known politicians
in Michigan, died yesterday. He was a
criminal lawyer of great ability. In 1876
he was appointed by President Grant as
District Attorney for Utah, and conducted
the trial of John D. Lee for complicity in
the Mountain Meadow massacre. Subse
quently he returned to Michigan. Presi
dent Arthur appointed him Chief Justice
of Arizona, which position he resigned in
Pleasant Hill (Mo.), September 7th.—
John Parker and A. D. Wells, young farm
ers, made an application late yesterday for
admission into a disreputable house. They
forced their way into the house, and be
came engaged in a quarrel with seven other
men there. During the quarrel revolvers
were drawn. Parker was shot through the
head and instantly killed. Oliver Hughes
was shot in the neck aud mortally wounded.
Wells and six inmates of the house were
A Misplaced Switch.
Albany (N. V.). September 6th.—An
other wreck occurred on the upper bridge
this morning. A freight train was coming
over tbe bridge from tbe east, when an
other star.cd east at tbe other end. A mis
placed switch let the second train run upon
the west-bound track. Tbe locomotives
crashed into each other near tbe western
end of tbo bridge. The engines were
damaged and three freight cars derailed
and broken. Tbe tracks were blocked
until late this afternoon.
Watches for Their Sweethearts.
New Yobk, Seotember 7th.—Maurice
Gilbert of Butte City, Mont., and Frank
Bernice, of the same city, arrived on the
steamer La Champagne from Havre- to-day.
Inspectors Brown and Don. hue met them.
The gentlemen were conducted to the seiz
ure-room, and each had to give up a $500
gold watch. The watches were confiscated.
The men said the articles were for their
Charged With Wrecking a Train.
Albany (N. V.), September 7th. —York
Reed, who has served as a freight brake
man on the New York Central, was ar
rested to-day by detectives, and wasclose'ed
all day in Superintendent Bassell's office.
It is reported that he is suspected of com
plicity in the wreck of the Montreal ex
press las' Friday.
Tonight L. Miller, a Knight of Labor
and a striker, was arrested at Greenbush
Hollow for complicity in the wreck.
_ Clearing-House Exchange.
Boston, September 7th. —The total gross
exchanges for last week, as shown by dis
patches from the leading Clearing-houses
of the United States and Canada, are
$1,004,720,790, an increase of 2 1 percent,
as compared with the corresponding week
of last year.
Funeral of Hon. E. F. Noyes.
Cincinnati, September 7th.—The fune
ral services of the late General E. F. Noyes i
were very largely attended to-day. Among I
the honorary pallbearers was ex-President'
Hayes. Eight members of tbe General's
oldregiment were active pail-beaiers.
Wabberton (Ga.), September 7th.—Tom
Adams (colored) was killed last night by
W. J. Norris, proprietor of the Warrenton
Hotel. The negroes threaten vengeance, I
but the citizens are prepared for the emer-:
Hi ath of John L. Snllivau'. Father,
Boston, September 7th.--Mich*. 1 Sulli
van, father of John L. Sullivan, the pugi-!
lis', died this morning of typhoid pneum.- ,
Death of aa Opera Singer.
Baltimore, September 7th. — William
Grubb. the comic opera singer, died Satur- i
' -♦" i« \hi> n_ni° of m
stitntiou devised for the bese£l at the
business women and girls of Indianapolis
|by the Young Women's Christian Tem
| peraoce Onion, It is a sort trf wotnau's
club, the rooms of which are open each
day from 10 a. m. to 3 r. w., where all
young women who work in stores and
shops are invited to spend their noon
hours. Tables are provided for lunches,
and milk, tea, coffee and chocolate are
served for three cents a cup.
"THAT FELLOW IS A YANK."
Story of a Three-Card Monte Game on a
Road out f.oni London.
jFrom the Loudon Edition of the Herald.]
TNot long ago, a tall, sliinly built, fair
complexioned, Lrown-haired young man
entered a first class carriage on the I^ondon
and Southwestern Railway at Waterloo
station. He stuck his umbrella in the
rack, opened his favorite paper and began
to till himself with informatuip. He
looked up as the door was opened hy a
mode='-'ooki_g gentleman who murmured
"Beg pardon,'' as he passed to the end of
the carriage and ensconced himself in a
seat near the window. The d«ir opened
again. The new comer looked like a
country curate. He sat himself d, wn op
posite the modest-looking gentleman and
looked out of the window as if be was
grealy interested in the advertisements
which met his eye. The door opened
again. The new comer looked like a well
to-do farmer. He sit down alongside the
modest-looking gentleman. . Tlie train
started. The modest-looking gentleman
suggested that he Bad at various periods
of bis life, and under a large variety ot
circumstances, observed worse weather.
As he made this observation he looked at
the country curate. The latter, in a hesi
tating way, agreed that there must have
been at various periods of England's his
tory worse weather than he "saw in his
vicinity at that particular time. The
well-to-do farmer joined in tlie conversa
tion with a growl. It might Iks fine
weather for people who had nothing to do,
but it was death to the crops. The modest
looking gentleman seemed surprised to
hear this, and assured his audience that
he was perfectly willing to be soaked
through and through if the discomfort
attached to such an experience would be
of any value to the rural population.
The conversation then became general,
but at the end of ten minutes flagged.
Then the modest-looking gentleman drew
from a pocket a pack of cards and amused
himself by tossing three of them about in
an apparently aimless way, talking to him
self as he did so. The well-to-do farmer
stood this sort of thing for a few minutes,
and then asked what the game was. The
modest-looking gentleman said it was a
little invention of his own. The point
was to guess the- position of a certain one
of the cards—the queen for instance.
The well-to-do farmer, after noticing that
it was possible to see the faces of the cards
while they were being manipulated, said
be could place the queen for a "quid."
His offer was at once accepted. The well
to-do farmer won, apparently much to the
chagrin of the modest-looking gentleman.
The latter lost three sovereigns in quick
succession, and the ease with which the
well-to-do farmer pocketed the same ex
cited the curate, who finally ventured to
wager a sovereign that he could place the
queen also. He did so twice, and became
quite hilarious as be fingered his easily
All this time the tall, slim young man
had been reading his paper. He hadn't
once looked at the game. Final ly the
well-to-do farmer nudged him and whis
pered that there was a chance to make a
few sovereigns. The young man paid no
attention to tbe advice. Then the curate
suggested that it seemed like flying in the
face of Providence not to accept such a
chance. Still the young man proved ob
durate. The modest-looking gentleman
then came to the front. He had lost £5,
he said, but still had confidence in his In
vention. He was willing to wager any
reasonable amount that the tall, slim
youngman could not place the queen.
When the young man paid no attention
the modest-looking gentleman became in
dignant, and was supported by the well-to
do farmer and the curate. The train
stopped at Putney. The tall, slim young
man rose, and opening the door of the car
riage, said : "This is my station. I was
weaned on three-card monte several years
ago." The trio who remained in the car
riage looked at one another until the
modest-looking gentlemen broke the si
lence with the remark : "That fellow is
a Yank, and probably chucks the cards
Not Long Ago they were "evere for the
most Trifling Offense*.
In Turkey, twenty years ago, men were
hanged for trifles; tradesmen who sol
short weights might be nailed by the ear
to their own door-posts; and petty thieves,
as well as men who were impertinent to
officials, or who refused to pay their taxes
twice over, were bastinadoed on the soles
of the feet, says Temple Bar. This last
punishment, by the way, was either light
or cruel, according as the patient was ac
customed to go barefooted or to spend his
life in babouehes. The water carriers,
porters, street fruit sellers, and peasants
generally, whose soles were like horn,
cared little for twenty-five cuts with a
bamboo; but to tradesmen, clerks ar.d
women the stripes were excrutiatingly
painful and brought weeks of lameness.
The present Sultan has abolished the
bastinado in the European part of his do
minions, and has practically done away
with capital punishment, except for brig
andage and for attempts of assassinating
high officials. Even brigands, however,
are only hanged when they have laid
hands on foreigners and caused an outcry
in the European press. '.Jenuine Turks
seldom find their way in'.o jail, save for
murder or inability to pay taxes, and the
murders are often committed under the
influence of religious fanaticism, when the
musjelman, driven mad by the fast of
Ramadan, or by the rejoicings of the Bai
ram holidays, runs amuck with a knife
among a crowd of Giaours. Such offenders,
however, are always leniently dealt with
by the pashas, unless, of course, they hap
pen to kill a foreign Christian having an
Embassador to avenge him.
In Turkish prisons the mussulmans and
Christians are kept apart, and the former,
a grave and gentlemanlike looking set of
men, bask in the sun most of the day
smoking, and they perform frequent ablu
tions at the trickling fountain in the mid
j die of their airing yard. They give no
j trouble, and wait with the utmost patienre
1 until it shall please Allah to open the
prison doors for them. The Christians, a
herd of Ureeks, Bulgarians and Macedo
nians, with the moat villainous faces, mor
als and manners imaginable, have to be
ruled with a tight hand to be kept from
' strangling one another. When it becomes
! necessary to hang one of these gentry the
! Greek goes to his punishment Struggling
i and howling; the Turk makes no more ado
I about the matter than if he were going to
; have his head shaved. As the Turkish
; exchequer provides no hangman or ropes
! for executions some curious things occa
[ sionally happen. Not long ago a Turk
who had to be banged at Kinljoli walked
about the town for au hour with two sol
; diers who had ten ordered to execute
j him. These soldiers did not mean to buy
■ • ■ . .*•;,., t'nr-ir pr?n »Tv.»y, nnd they
into a ■
•ir man from a nail over the
CALIFORNIA AND COAST.
An Alaska Exploring Party at the Poiat
THE SPOKISE FALLS EXPLOSION.
Tbe Sbasta Republicans Place a
Strong Conr.ty Ticket in
SPXGAI. D__P..TCTHE TO THB BBCORD-UNION.)
Sad Experience of an (exploring Party in
San Fb\nc:.-V). Beprunber 7ih—News
reachfd ibis city veMerday that the Me-
Gr.-h-Turuer exploring party was itlll in
i, and would r.man there during
too win'er. One 6.cti n of the pnrtv is
encamped on ihe Porcnpin* *i..r tod tbe
o'her ou the Yukon fiver, aboul 2,000 tuiie3
from its month. An sccutint of the doings
and experir-nce of tbe explorers has been
received by Dr. T. C. Mer.ueohall, Assistant
Superintendent of the Onittd States Co^t
and Geodetic Survey. Tec party wa3 first
sent out by the United S;at. s Governmr-nt.
Its mission was to loctteand dt"erni;nelhe
I4lst parallel boundary line between the
United States and the Briiish possesM ti^
in Alaska. McGrath arrivrd iv Alaska in
the beginning of June, 15.9 and until re
cantly n > word was heard from him. He
proceeded from Sitka north, a distance of
over 1,500 miies, aud camped in a barrtii
nnd beak district. It was expected that
the steamer Arctic would take the explor
ers a sufficient quantity of provisions.
Relying on this help, very few stores were
taken overland. Unknown to the campers
the Arctic was wrecked on her voyaee, and
everything on board wa.. jettisoned. To
tally unconscious of this fatali'y, the
weary party k*pt daily vigii for the
steamer. Th.ir scauH supply cf pro
visions commenced to thin out.
After the expiration of a few weeks tbe
position became so serious that the rations
lo the men were halved, and later on they
were quartered. The hope that the steamer
would arrive was finally given up. The
danger of starvation loomed up threaten
During the latter part of August the lit
tle camp was surprised by the appear*r.ce
of several miner, who had come down the
Yukon river. They told a pitiful tale of
starvation, and some of them bad scarcely
strength enough !tf-. to eiih.r talk or walk.
They demanded the return of a lighter lent
the MeGrflth party some months before.
Face to face with Ihe peril of a terrible
death, the miners ai.d exploreis decided
upon a last attempt to secure some means
of subsistence. Two members of tbe ex
ploring party, named McLarty and French,
accompanied tbe miners to a place called
Mukiukayiet, where it was thought some
stores might be had.
After an absence of several weeks, during
which the Yukon river froze over, McLarty
and French were successful in securing
some stores. They packed them on a hand
sled, and also on a sledge drawn by dogs,
and set out for the camp in June. The
principal provisions obtained were flour
and beans. After traveling 350 miles and
encountering a thousand set-backs, camp
was finally reached. The scene which met
the arrivals was piiifal. During the ab
sence of the McLarty parry the starving
explorers had exhausted their provisions
They were lean, gaunt, white and despair
ing. Their only hope was centered in the
success of the long-absent skirmishers
Tbey had been compelled to kill several
draft animals and the sledge dogs were
given the leather tops of the explorers'
hoots to eat. The return of McLarty and
French wa. hailed with acclamations of
joy. By c?re'Hl feeding and nursing Ihe
entire party recovered health and strength.
McGrath wiises that he will remain on
the Yukon and push his investigations to
completion. The party has already made
a valuable collection of specimens.
A Strong Ticket Nominated by the Shasta
Redding (Oa! ), September 7th —The Re
publican Oonnfy Convention, of 142 dele
gates, cssembled i:i Armory Hall yester
day. Hon. Ed. Swe?ney waselectedChair
man, and F. M. Swasey, Secretary.
Resolutions were adopted indorsing the
admini.-traiion, Blame's reciprocity meas
ure; and the nominees of the recent State
Convention. Ed Sweeney was nominaJed
for Superior Judge, Dave Hopping for
Sheriff, T. B. Emith for Assessor, A. J.
Bergman for County Clerk, Jas. Levy for
Recorder, Wm Jackson for Treasurer, M.
P. Rose for District Attorney, R. L. Moody
for Coroner, R Bereer for Superintendent
of Schools and E Zoellin for Surveyor.
After the County Convention adjourned
the Joint Conventions of Shasta and Trinity
counties met and nominated A. C. Brig
man, of Redding, for tbe Assembly.
The Senatorial Convention also'met end
nominated R. C. Campbell, of Siskiyou, for
The entire ticket is considered a strong
one, and the Republicans are enthusiasti..
Tbe railroad com.any has granted free
transfer to a b3nd of Indians in feathers
and costumes, and to all who will take part
with the McCloud Parlor of Native Sons iD
the perade in San Francisco.
THE !)Y>AMIT.: EXPLOSION.
The Scene of the Accident Presents a
Spokank Falls (Wash.), September 7tb-
The dreadful explosion of dynamite at Ihe
Northern Pacific yards last night was the
all engrossing tocic of conversation in ihis
city to-day. Curiosity caused hundreds to
visit the scene of ihe accident during the
day to watch the work of removing the
immense amoUDt of rock thrown down by
Ihe explosion into tbe cut below, under
which most of the bodies of those killed
The scene of the explosion presented a
fearful appf arance On top of the ledee of
rock wheie the unfortunate James SJcPher
son was tamping the blast by the explosion
of which so many were hurled into eter
nity, a deep hole was excavated, and it is
estimated that 2.500 cubic feet of rock and
earth were hurled upon the unfortunate
men directly beneath in the cat.
'.the explosion was a terrible one, it be
ing stated that 150 pounds of dynamite
were in each of the two blasts discharged.
Although a large force was kept at work
until all the rock was dislodged and the
premature blast was removed, no more
bodies were found. The number of dead
found la.t night was fourteen. In addi
tion to these one man died from the (fleets
of his injuries at the hospital to-day and it
is also reported that two others who were
badly injured died at their homes during
Highest of all in Leavening Power.—U. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889,
WHOLE KO. 13,1.56.
theday Many of 1b;,,. i,j.,red were so
bad.y fcurt that recovery ia almost im
: Gener.l Fftremaa Charles Bolt states that
forty-tw, r_. : , wweiatb* gang working
[«wf>"Blb«. 'edge. Of the number
hft en are .let,.-, ncht are in the hospital,
anduhssW so farb,e. impossible to
detf.^mm. the whereabouts of the other
."euonm-n o"th. s many of tbesrp'
•VI r !"" W1" PW^btJ ba present at the
roll-call to-morrow. Fotil then .he num
ber ruis SIPg eann,,, ,^, ermine ., Flinpral
RTffoe..will held to morrow at 10 oVtS*
*.', e,^f g°eov",berPn!ainso"betfe n
Kive^ ' a"d Bp',!,!:c buri*1 wi!i **
ADMISSION DAY KK.JIVITIE .
Fifty Thousand Pe„ ple Attend t ,, e <..,.._
< rt lit .;,>i.__., <; nN . Park
Sa.n FniMcnco, - ._ Th
M.1;? 01 "- '• - ke,,;b,.v
porrioo. ol th. s ;
den Gate Park (fa m was at--). I
n«rly W.OOO person™ Th?"wtX^
s,r. Ed aH over .he park < l£idSsSs
of apiece called the •"
wui.h there wa.n..-..-r.V5.,.: fl
wereemaahrf. N .. .r.jured. __w.
At Woodward's Gardens a celebr.tinn
*a 3 held which was also attended by 2
Kftn %^o A C°RC?r' ™ a,S° *™ at
n r Tt£ ta£!! W1»m* [n "<e Native Sons
_L ? SS !d! D , mroameol were
played at Central Park la the first game
the Nat.onhJs defeated the Rincors by a
woreof 20 t„ is and In the s.cond game
he R,: cons beat tbe P*.ifica by a score of
lo to O.
LOCOMOTIVE fir v..i .;>-.
11. I. sal. s to the International (■•,..,,
tion Arrive at the Bay.
Ban Frwisco September 7tb—A spec
ial iraincsnying 2->od.le,._t.s tothesec.nd
hiennt.l Convention of the Brotherhood of
L icomotive Fir. ni-n arrived here this after
ooon torn Chicago. The train was made
up of live Pullman sleepers and two hisr
gage ears, and was Irausported free by tb<
railroad companies. The train was hand
son eiy decorated with emblens of the
United States Canada and Mexico, denot
ing that tbe Convention is to be interna
toii'il. The delegates were welcomed at
Oakland bv-a local committee of uventy
nve and elaborate arrai-emeuts had been
made for the entertafnn ent of the visiton.
Many o? the delegates are accompanied by
lhe_i Cmilttt, and the entire party num
ber, n.arly 500.
Characteristics of Voltaire.
Never had sny man . o many side- to his
character as Voltaire. Much of the un
favorable opinion entertained of him by
some will be found explained by the im
perfect or partial knowledge of his critics
and judges. He was not only many men
in one, but in the gelf-eame day or hour he
could hardly be identified, so* susceptible,
so quick was he to respond to every intel
lectual or social current. His labors and
achievements in the causes of Calas and of
Sirven would have immortalized many a
smaller man. His human sympathies were
illimitable. He is said always to have been
depressed on the anniversary of St. Bar
tholomew's massacre. How contradictory,
too, he could be ! Never was there more
magnificent liberality than that enjoyed
by his nieces and by other recipients of'his
unstinted bounty, while, on the other hand,
for paltry pet'.ines. could anything com
pare with his contemptible quarrel with
De Brasses about a few measures of fire
wood, or with his mean vindictiveness
toward the two Rousseaus, Freron and
other mere literary fry '.' But there are
nearly always two sides shown, and we are
often in doubt whether to laugh or sigh
It is never certain whether some show o
ratr. will not end in a roar of laughter
liis prejudices, too, are often amusing in
their very childishness. A more charac
teristic instance of the _>art they could be
made to play could scarcely be found than
the happy accident which enabled the
sculptor Pigalle to get a successful sit.'"
Voltaire happened to be in no n: !at
the time for having a bust made. "M.
Pigalle is coming to model my face, i nt,
Madame, it is first of all essential tl I i
should have a face for him to model. He
will have a job to find mine. My ey • ik>
sunk three inches deep in my heai intt
my cheeks are simply so much parch I
stretched across a few bones which
hardly hold together. The few teeth I i I
have disappeared. Never was a man :i
such a wretched plight ever sculptured In -
fore." So Pigalle found his patience trie.I
to the utmost. He was ready to give up
the task. Voltaire would neither sit in
one position nor keep his face in one form
for a minute together. But good luck
would have it that Voltaire took it into
his head to ask the sculptor how long it
might take to make a golden calf. "Six
months," was the reply he got,at which the
patriarch was in such ecstasies over a fact
which seemed to convict the Old Testa
ment of a mistake that he from that mo
ment sat quite still, and so Pigalle finished
his work.— The Gentleman* Maaazine.
The Head of a Horse.
"Which is the longest, the head of a
good-sized horse or an ordinary flour bar
"Why, what can you I •• thinking?"
"I repeat it."
"Yes ; but let us mea ; ■••."
So the two men four .in empty flour
barrel, measured the b. i and then step
ped over to the curb, v, . c stood a big
boned draft-horse. IV..- measured his
head. The man who had ;it first demurred
opened his eyes.
"Good gracious," said lie. "Cap., yon
are hoodooing me! I Won't believe it."
But it was a fact. If yon don't believe
it, try.—Pkiladxtphia Press.
With a feeble appetite ai:d imperfect di
gestion, it is impossible for ihe body to
secure the reqnisile .mount of nourish
ment. Ayer's Sarsaparilla ::_t only stimu
lates the desire for food, but aids the assim
ilative organs in the formation of good
blood and sound tissue.
In 1864 E. 11. Blackshear, a Confederate
soldier, was wounded by a l'ederal bullet,
which entered his breast, passed through
his body and lodged in his back. On
June 1890, just twenty-six years after the
wound was received, the bullet worked its
way out of iiis back near the spine. It
was round, weighed ex.ctly one ounce
and was of the variety known among Con
federates as "buck and hall."'