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VOL. XXXIII.—NO. 167.
A Terrible Tale of Woe and
Louisville, Ky., Wrecked by
Loss of Life Estimated at From
1,000 to 1,500.
Terrific Storms Throughout the
Heavy Storms in the Northwest.
Railroad Traffic Impeded—ls
Associated Press Dispatches. 1
New York, March 28. —2 a. m. —A
report just received here says the chief
operator of the "Western Union Company
at Louisville, Ky., has arrived at Jeffer
sonville, Ind., across the river from
Louisville. He reports terrible destruc
tion there, almost the entire western
portion of the city of Louisville being in
ruins, and 1,000 to 1,500 supposed to
have been killed. This information is
said to come over the railway wire be
tween Jeffersonville and Indianapolis.
Chicago, March 28—1:15 a. m. —It is
rumored that Louisville, Ky., has been
swept by a cyclone and that there has
been serious loss of life.' The report is
not yet confirmed, and it will be very
difficult to get information, although
. every effort is being made. All the
wires to Louisville from every direction
have been down since early last evening.
Cincinnati, March 27.—Midnight—The
storm must have been terrible in the
Ohio valley. There has been no com
munication by wire along the Ohio river
all night, from Cincinnati down. The
Kentucky and Tennessee wires from
here are all gone.
Cincinnati, March 28.—Information
has just been received as follows: A
cyclone struck Louisville in the south
western portion and took a northeasterly
direction. An eye-witness, who has
arrived from Jeffersonville, says: "lonly
saw the course of it from Fourteenth and
Walnut to Eleventh and Market streets.
From this latter point it followed its
course to Seventh • and i ltiver, where it
left the city, and striking across the river
reached Jeffersonville at the foot of Spring
street. Little damage was done in
Jeffersonville. However, in Louisvibe
the debastation is terrible, and the loss
of life will certainly reach hun
dreds, if not thousands. In one
building at Twelfth and Market
two lodges and a dancing school were
in session, there being in the building
perhaps one hundred people. Not one
of them tonight is thought to have
escaped. 1 saw six or eight corpses
taken out in fifteen minutes.
There was scarcely anything
left that would indicate t hat this heap j
of rubbish had ever been a building, and
if any of its inmates escaped it was by a
Chicago, March 27.—The following
dispatch was received by the Associated
Press at 2:30, from its Ixiuisville repre
sentative, by railroad wires, and is be
lieved to be an authentic statement of
the situation: V,
I.oi:isville, March 27.—Shortly after
9 o'clock a tornado swept over this city,
wrecki'rg two or three hundred houses,
and killing two hundred people.
The wind came from the South
west. The Union depot at the foot of
Seventh street, was blown into the
raging torrent of the Ohio river.
A train of cars which was making
up for the Louisville Southern road,
went over with the building. The city
hall, on West Market street, was
wrecked. In the hall were over
one hundred people, and but a few
of them escaped alive. Many buildings
after falling caught fire and the inmates
were burned. AH the streets are blocked
with debris, fallen buildings or telegraph
and electric light wires.
The Storm General.
Chicago, March 27. —A severe storm,
which reached here at noon, has been
general throughout the Northwest.
Snow fell heavily this afternoon for an
hour, then turned into rain and sleet,
accompanied by a furious gale. The
telegraph service tonight is cripp'ed in
In the Ohio Valley.
Cincinnati, March 27. —There was a
heavy thunder and rain storm in this
city this evening, lasting over two hours.
South and southwest, through Ken
tucky, Southern Indiana and Southern
Illinois and Middle>and Western Tennes
see wire communication is entirely in
terrupted tonight by the storm. Meager
news from the upper Ohio valley reports
its fall everywhere.
Cairo, Ills., March 27. —A wind and
hail storm passed over Cairo this morn
ing. No damage was done here, but
considerable damage is reported from
Bird's Point, Mo., where it is reported
several houses were wrecked; also along
the line of the Mobile and Ohio railway.
All wires from the city are down, and
there is no chance of obtaining further
Struck by a Tornado.
A tornado struck the town of Metrop
olis, Illinois, this evening, doing great
damage to property. Many houses were
blown down. The loss of life as yet is
not reported. Mill Creek Mills was also
visited by the storm and considerable
damage is reported. The wires are
down for six miles, and no further infor
mation can be obtained tonight.
Around St. Louts.
St. Louis, March 27.—There was a
severe rain storm and high wind in this
city this afternoon, but beyond a few
LOS ANGELES HERALD.
! signs Mown down no damage was done.
I From various points in the State come
! reports of the storm, but none ho far of
a very serious nature, the most damage
being at Webb City and Carthage. A
special from Olney, Illinois, received
tonight says the storm was very severe
there, unrooting houses, overturning
ame a id wrecking windows andckim
neys. No loss of life is reported.
Kansas City, March 27.—A storm of
severe intensity prevailed throughout
j Kansas and Southwestern Missouri
today. It follows a season of warm
spring weather, Snow is reported from
some portion's of Western Kansas, but
the fall is not heavy. The velocity of
the wind was extraordinary for such a
long continued storm. At Wichita it
blew forty miles an hour and did con
siderable damage. The waterworks were
partially demolished, and William
Eakin was fatally injured. In the north
part of the city where the wind had the
freest play, several buildings were de
molished. The telegraph wires are gen
erally prostrated. At Abilene, Kansas,
the wind was not so severe, but consid
erable damage was done.
Storm In Nebraska.
Lincoln, Neb., March 27.—The storm
throughout Nebraska is extraordinarily
severe for this season. The wind blows
at a high rate, and snow is falling ra
pidly. The snow is so wet, however,
that it does not drift badly, but causes
much delay in travel, being"from four to
eight inches deep, and trains are de
layed from three to five hours. No
damage is reported by the high wind.
Omaha, March 27. —A heavy storm of
wind and rain began this morning and
later in the day turned to snow. Tonight
the street-car lines are blockaded.
In the Northwest.
Minneapolis, March 27. —Telegraphic
reports from points in Minnesota, Da
kota and lowa show that a general
storm prevailed during the day. The
storm was most severe in Northern lowa,
where railway traffic is impeded. Stock
will suffer to some extent. In Dakota
the wet snow is regarded as a great ben
efit to the crops now being seeded. The
temperature at all points is but a ftttle
below the freezing point.
Worst Sturm of the Season. **
SlOt/x City, March 27. —The snow
storm here today was the heaviest of the
season. Trains are delayed, and on
some roads abandoned, All the transit
lines of the city are blocked! The snow
is drifting badly tonight.
Dubuque, lowa, March 27.—A heavy
wind and snow storm has been raging
since noon; the wind is forty miles per
hour; the temperature is freezing; traf
fic is greatly impeded.
Milwaukee, March 27. —The worst
blizzard of the season is raging in this
vicinity tonight. The wind is blowing
furiously and the snow is drifting so
badly that the street-car lines had to
Wires Down In the Southwest.
New York, March 27. —The Western
Union authorities in 4his city report the
wires in the Southwest seriously dam- j
aged by the storm, though communica
tion has been affected to all points save
Louisville. It is known that a severe '
•yclone has swept that region.
A Town Demolished.
St. Louis, March 27. —Advices from !
Olney, Illinois, say the losses on build
ings, fences, etc., are fully $25,000;
Among the buildings damaged were the
public school and Methodist church.
The storm seemed to gather renewed
■strength when it struck the bouse of
Harry Hill, which was completely de
molished. The family sought safety in
the cellar and escaped unhurt.
The adjoining residences of Dr.
Marshall ami Mr. Moise were
badly damaged. The residence of
Mr. Mathes was lifted from its founda
tions and crashed, burying the family in
the ruins. All escaped, serious injury
save Mrs. Mathes, who now lies in a
critical condition. Many other houses
were considerably damaged. The dwell
ing of John Bourell was blown com
pletely away, not a vestige of it remain
ing. A two-story frame building occu
pied by Mrs. Sponsler as a millinery
shop, was demolished, and Mrs. Sponsler
buried in the ruins. She was seriously
injured, and may not recover. The
streets present a desolate appearance,
being filled with debris.
Advices from Jefferson City, Cape
Girardeau and Charleston, Mo., state
that the storm was very severe, and at
the latter place one life was lost, a
woman, name not given.
At Mascontah, Centreville and Nash
ville, 111., and especially at the latter
place, the storm did considerable dam
A TARIFF CONTROVERSY.
The Leadville Board of Trade Sits Down
oil the Smelters.
• Lkadville, Col., March 27. —The Board
of Trade has adopted resolutions declar
ing that the resolutions recently adopted
by the smelter proprietors, to the effect
that there is a scarcity in lead ores
mined at Leadville to meet the smelting
requirement, are without foundation, and
that the statement that the cost of
Bmelting is gradually increasing from
year to year is not in accord
with the facts. The resolution further
declared that , the industry of the West
can best be preserved by the imposition
of a tariff on all silver-lead ores, as
proposed by the committee, and that
without such a tariff many of the mines
will be compelled to close down; that
the telegrams sent East by the Harrison
Reduction Works, the Arkansas Vat
ley, American and Elgin smelt
ers do not express or embody
the sentiments of this community,
this district nor of the miners in it, but
are in direct opposition to the wishes of
its leading industry and of all men en
gaged in it. The resolution was wired
to the Western members of Congress at
• TRAGEDY AT A FUNERAL.
The Officiating Priest Shot by the Sexton
Of the Church.
Baltimore, March 27.—While Father
Linnghson, assistant pastor at St. Jo
seph's Catholic church, was performing
a funeral ceremony this afternoon, Sex
ton Richard McNichols, without a word
of warning, fired five shots at him, three
of which took effect and seriously
wounded him. McNichols was seized by
the mourners and taken to jail. Mc-
Nichols is 25 years old. The cause of
the shooting le unknown.
FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 28, 1890.
The English Syndicate Cob
bles Them Up.
The Big Beer Plants at 'Frisco
; Their Sale This Time Thought to be '
j Thn Philadelphia and United States ,
Properties Included in the
Associated Press- Dispatches.]
Sax Francisco, March 27.—iftie Alia
California will say tomorrow that the
negotiations which have been pending
for the past year, looking to the sale of
certain local breweries to an English i
syndicate, have reached the stage that j
agreements have been entered into by
the Philadelphia brewery and the own
ers of the United States brewery to sell
their property, or a controlling interest,
to Edward Fitzmaurice Lennon, of Lon- 1
don. The sale of the United States 1
brewery was consummated today, when |
part of the purchase money was paid, ;
The full purchase price is understood to ]
be in the neighborhood of $450,000. The
Philadelphia brewery is contracted to be
sold to Lennou, as a representative of j
the syndicate, on the Ist day of August, j
next, the price named in the bond being
12,660,000, Lennon agreeing to pay
81,650,000 on that date, add
$1,000,000 iii bonds representing
a blanket mortgage on the
establishment. As a one-tenth , j
interest in the property belongs to a I
minor heir, the property cannot be sold I
except under order of the Probate Court, i
which will take about sixty days, the ]
proprietors of the brewery agreeing to I
obtain the order. The Wielands will 1
retain at least one-third interest in the
new corporation, and remain at the head
of affairs. There will be little outward
change in the management of any of the
breweries. Each will continue to be a
corporation doing business on its own ;
account, consequently the sale does not <
mean the formation of a beer trust. It
is also stated that Mr. Denicke, of the ,
Fredericksburg brewery, has agreed to
sell that property when the other deals 1
are consummated. <
FRESNO RACES. ]
Large Attendance Yesterday — Jockey 1
Davis Badly Hurt. I
Frbbno, March 27.—The r»cinf> today *)
attracted a large attendance. \
One and one-quarter mile dash handi- ,
cap, $250 —Pliny won, Hotspur second,
Jack Brady third, Louisa M. fourth: '
time, 2:082- 4 . <
Five-eighths mile dash and repeat, 1
$200 —The first heat was won by Kittie ]
Van in 1:01%; Painkiller second, Adam (
At the three-quarters pole the saddle- | '
girth on Revolver broke, and the jockey, ]
John Davis, fell to the ground. Abbott's 1
colt ran over him, inflicting a severe \
scalp wound and injuring him inter
nally. The rider of Abbott's colt was
The second heat was won by Pain- 1
killer in 1:02 1 4 '; Kittie Van second,
One-quarter mile dash, $100 —Cyclone I
won in 33,'..; GvpsyGirl second, Sunday
DESIGNING RELATIVES. |
A Seattle Man Spirited Away for His ,
Seattle, March 27. —Homer H. Brown ,
some time ago escaped from the insane ,
asylum, where he had been confined .
! twenty-two years. His brother, Watson ,
10. Brown, tried to have him recommit- ]
| ted to the asylum, but he demanded a i
I jury trial and was declared sane. He ,
j asserted that his confinement was on ;
account of property he had in the hands
of relatives. Attorney Fairfield, his
counsel, has discovered that Homer
owned real estate now worth nearly
$20,000, which passed into the hands of ,
his brother, Watson, during his impris
onment. Homer has been missing a ,
week, and it is believed he has been
spirited away by relatives.
Swindled by Their Salesman.
Portland, Ore., March 27. —It is re
ported that William Wadhams &Co.,
wholesale grocers, have been swindled
out of about $5,000 during the past year
by their head salesman, George F.John
son. Johnson would make a cash sale
receipt for . money, and, after the order
had been filled, would secure the sales
man's blank and poster's duplicate of it,
and destroy them. It is understood
that Johnson has turned over all his
property to Wadhams.
A Highbinder Feud Renewed.
San Francisco, March 27. —Gee Ah
Wy, the Chinaman shot on Monday
night, died this afternoon at the hos
pital. He was a friend of Lee Chuck
and Little Pete. Hoy Jing and Chung
Chuck, who are charged with his mur
der, belong to the faction of which Yen
Yuen, whom Lee Chuck killed, was the
leader. The old warfare was recom
menced after the sentence of Lee Chuck
on Saturday, and more bloodshed is
Can't Give Rebates.
San Francisco, March 27.—General
Manager A N. Towne today said the in
terstate commerce law would prevent
the Southern Pacific company from
' granting the Iron Molders' Union any
rebate or special privileges in returning
imported moulders to the East.
i Adjourned to San Francisco.
San Diego, March 27.—The annual
• meeting of the Transcontinental Rail
■ way Association has closed here, by tak
; ing a recess to assemble at the Palace
■ hotel, San Francisco, Tuesday next.
; ' Beeiner Vice Sanborn.
r San Diego, March 27.—1t is announced
that on April Ist G. W. Sanborn, general
- superintendent of the California South
t " ii u„ j-j v.,, W
j C. Beemer.
Four Whiskey Smuggler* Drowned.
Miners Ascending the Yukon.
San Francisco, March 27. —A Juneau,
Alaska, special, via Port Townsend, says:
John Ackerson, of Wyoming, W. H.
Bennett, of Salt Lake City, Frank Muzzy,
of Montana, and John Mitchell, of San
Francisco, j>erished in the treacherous
Takon inlet, over which they tried to
1 sail in two boats. The bodies of the
(irst two men were found floating along
the Admitaly ; the. bodies of the last two
were not found, but their fate is known
by the wreck of their boat in the vicinity
of the former. The men were whiskey
smugglers, and had $4,01)0 worth of
whiskey in their boats when wrecked by
The steamer Lone Fisherman has left
Juneau with a party of miners for the
headwaters of the Yukon river. They
will cross the mountains at the Takon
river for the Upper Yukon and will re
main until autumn.
Cheyenne, Wyo., March 27. —The
news of the passage of the Wyoming
Admission bill by the House was received '
with great enthusiasm. Tonight the city
is handsomely decorated, cannons are
tiring and bells ringing, together with (
bonfires and speeches in the public
A Testimonial to Bismarck. 1
San Francisco, March 27.—The Ger- i
man residents of San Francisco, led by j
the California Demokrat, are forming a .
subscription list to purchase a substan
tial testimonial to Bismarck for his long '
and faithful services to the German Eru- '
pire. . i
The Japan Exhibition Opened.
Yokohama, March 27.—The Mikado
has opened the industrial exhibition '
A RAILWAY THROUGH THE GRAND
CANON OF THE COLORADO.
Light Grades and Easy Curvatures—En
gineer Stanton Considers the Flan Per
fectly Practicable — The Journey
Through the Canon—Sublime Scenery.
Denver, Colo., March 27. —Chief En
gineer Robert B. Stanton, who left here
with a corps of surveyors last November
to make a preliminary survey for the
Denver, Colorado Canon and Pacific
railroad, from Grand Junction to the
Gulf of California, through the Grand
caiion of the Colorado river, returned
home today from The Needles, Cal., for
a couple of weeks' rest. Mr. Stanton
and his party are. the first caen who
passed tbrotigh this dangerous canon
since Major Powell made the trip in
1860. In conversation tonight he said
the construction of a railway through
the caiion was perfectly feasible, and
that from Grand Junction, Colo., to The
Needles, Cal., a distance of 900 miles,
the grade need not at any place exceed
twenty feet per mile, and for the greater
part of the distance would not be more
than from five to ten feet per mile, while
the curvature contrary to the general
explanation would be very light. These
were results much better than he had
Mr. Stanton has gathered considerable
data upon the resources of the country
adjacent to the canon. Between the
head of the Colorado river and the end
of the Grand caiion he passed over 520
rapids. He graphically describes his
passage over rapid No. 405, below Peach
Springs, during which one of his boats
was damaged by collision with the rocks,
and he was washed over by a wave,
thrown into a whirlpool and
drawn downward into what seemed
a bottomless river. He finally
came to the surface fifty feet from where
he went down and was rescued by his
men. These rapids are many times
more dangerous than the one where
President Brown and two men lost their
lives last summer, but on account of the
present party being supplied with life
preservers, no man during the whole
trip has been in danger of drowning. He
considers this canon from Peach Springs
to be the grandest and most wonderful
of the whole canon, the scenery surpass
ing anything in America, even the
Grand canon of the Arkansas and the
Black caiion of the Gunnison.'
He spoke in the highest terms of the
bravery and faithfulness of the men who
accompanied him in bis dangerous jour
ney. Stanton returns to The Needles in
two weeks to complete the trip from
there to the Gulf of California.
Treasurer Archer's Shortage.
Annapolis, Md., March 27.—N0 one
seems to know the extent of State
Treasurer Archer's defalcation, but the
amount is thought to be small. Inti
mate friends, who have known of his
troubles since Monday, offered him the
amount needed to make good his short
age, but he rejected all offers.
Later —Eight thousand dollars of the
State securities has been found so far,
and been pledged by Treasurer Archer
for his private account. President New
comber, of the Safe Deposit and Trust
Company, says the only way the legis
lative committee can gain access to
Archer's box in their building is to pre
sent the keys and a power of attorney
from that gentleman. A joint com
mittee of the Senate and House has
been appointed to investigate Archer's
accounts. The amount of his shortage
is supposed to be large. Archer's condi
tion is serious, and no one is allowed to
see him other than his wife and daughter
and the attending physician.
A Meeting nt Rio.
Rio de Janeiro, March 27.—The garri
son in this city recently became dis
affected and were ordered south. The
troops refused to go, and the Govern
ment canceled the order. There is
much discontent throughout the city.
General Crook's Estate.
Chicago, March 27.—Letters of ad
ministration on the estate of Genera
Crook have been granted to Lieutenan
Kennan. The estate consists chiefly o
war papers of the aggregate value of one
Three Men Killed in a Chi
cago Sugar Refinery.
Particulars of the Accident
Very Hard to Obtain.
Strange Behavior of the Proprietors
of the Factory.
Excitement Caused by the Rumor that a
Thirteen-Story Building Had
Associated Tress Dispatches.]
Chicago, March 27. —A disastrous ex
plosion occurred this evening in the
Chicago Sugar Refinery Company's
plant, at TaylorNmd Beach streets. One
man was fatally hurt and twenty others
severely burned. The explosion occurred
in the starch-drying room, and is sup
posed to have been caused by sponta
neous combustion. A similar explosion
occurred a year ago, resulting in the fatal
injury of one man. The building where
the explosion occurred today is a two
story brick, separated from the main
thirteen-story building. Twenty-seven
men were at work in the starch-room,
when without warning came a tremen
dous report, followed by flashes of fire
and the rumbling of falling timbers.
Shattered portions of the building and
machinery were hurled in every direc
tion, and the workmen were buried
beneath . the mass of debris,
which took fire. Two hundred
men employed in the main
building were panic-stricken, and rushed
into the street as rapidly as possible.
The cries of their imprisoned fellow
laborers brought them to their senses,
and with the aid of eighteen fire-engine
crews the fire was subdued, and in a
short time the bruised and bleeding vic
tims were being cared for in the com
All sorts of wild rumors flew about
the city, and for a time it was under
stood that the main building had been
wrecked and scores killed. Thousands
of people hastened to the scene, among
them the wives and children of the em
ployees. These latter fought their way
through the mass of spectators, and
clamored for admission to the labora
General Manager Behr and Fore
man Hoboldt were fear fully burned
about the face and hands. The
other men, while painfully burned
and bruised, are not thought to be Wi
danger of death. The pecuniary loss by
the explosion is Shout 4W,000.
Later—Three laborers are known to
have been killed, and sixteen other men
injured. Three workmen are missing at
a fate hour tonight.
The dead laborers are: Franz Gerf,
John Friedeman and one unknown.
Louis Neltshorst and Frank Baptiste are
probably fatally injured. Albert Hess,
Frank Hollish and Michael Haver are
Great difficulty is experienced in get
ting information in regard to the catas
trophe. Reporters were refused access
to the list of the employees, false state
ments were somehow set afloat
and apparently everything done
to thwart the collection of facts.
The same policy was pursued at the ac
cident a year ago. The corpses found
tonight were come upon by the firemen
in the ruins, one by one, and at long in
tervals. They were terribly mutilated.
Up to a late hour none of the officials of
the company had appeared at the scene,
or in any way seemingly taken an inter
est in the calamity.
A 810 FORGKBY.
Six Thousand Dollars Raised on a Spuri
Tacoma, Wash., March 27.—This after
noon a man presented at the Traders'
Bank a draft for $0,000 on W. H. Bradley
& Co., of Lockport, indorsed to H.
Garland. The man was identified as
Garland by W. il. White, a business
man of this place, and the draft was
placed to his credit. Afterwards he re
turned and drew the money, saying he
needed it suddenly. White became un
easy and told the bank he only knew
Garland slightly. The bank investigated
and found no such firm as was mentioned
in Lockport. The police were notified,
and Garland was stopped when about to
leave on the steamer. He had taken off the
false beard and spectacles he wore before
he was arrested. The draft was returned
to him, and he refunded the money and
went away on the boat.
Fighting at Dahomey.
Paris, March 27. —Advices of fighting
which occurred at Kotonou, Dahomey,
between French and native allies, have
been received. Three men were killed
and twelve wounded.
A Jury Locked Up.
San Francisco, March 27. —The jury
in the case of W. H. Splain, who stabbed
and killed John Tobin in a drunken
quarrel on the night of December Bth,
were locked up for the night late tonight,
being unable to agree.
Another Treasurer Missing.
Pittsburg, March 27. —W. J. Mc-
Gregor, teller of the Fourth National
Bank, and treasurer of a large number
of secret orders, is missing. There is a
discrepancy in his accounts at the bank.
To Murder the Czar.
London, March 27.—The Daily Tele
graph's St. Petersburg correspondent
reports that the authorities have discov
ered a fresh military conpairacy to mur
der the Czar.
Spokane Falls, Or., March 27. —John
Siebold was probably fatally stabbed near
this city by Leo Christo. Liebold had
kicked (Jhristo's dog, and a quarrel fol
In a Critical Condition.
Long Island City, March 27. —Super
intendent Moulton, who wits shot yester
day by John Ron an, is still in a critical
condition. Ronan was remanded.
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Attempt to Murder.
Victoria, B. C, March 27.—1n the po
lice court today the case against Captain
Dan McLean, on the charge of attempt
to murder, was concluded, and the pris
oner was committed for trial, hail being
refused. McLean made a statement ad
mitting his assault on one of the crew,
but pleaded that the offense was com
mitted in a moment of passion, and that
the prosecutor bad aggravated him.
Liverpool Spring Meeting.
London, March 27.—At the Liverpool
spring meeting, Union Jack stakes for
3-year-olds, one mile, was won by
Orwell, Marchesi second, Edgar third.
The Hunt steeplechase was won by
Macurcas won the Molyneux stakes.
The Prince of Wales plate was won by
Gould In Mexico.
City op Mexico, March 27. — Jay
Gould and party are in the city. Gould
says he is jiot here on business, but for
pleasure. The impression prevails that
he intends building a transcontinental
line which will tap the United States.
Gould will be received by President
A Single Bill.
Washington, March 27. —The House
committee on Pacific railroads today, at
the end of a month's discussion, decided
to frame a single bill locking to the pay
ment of the indebtedness of both the
Union and Central Pacific roads to the
Government, instead of separate bills.
Distress on the Lower Mississippi.
St. Louis, March 27.—The officers of
the lower Mississippi steamers report
much distress in the overflowed districts
south of Memphis, and the outlook for
the next crop is discouraging. Should
the water not drain off by the last of
April it will seriously interfere with
ITEMS PICKED UP AT RANDOM AT
Representative McKenna "Wants a Silk
Culture Station—Full Reoiproeity "With,
the Argentine Republic Favored—Ob
jections to the Windom Bill, Etc.
Washington, March 27. —Representa-
tive McKenna today introduced a bill to
provide for an experimental station for
silk culture in the State of California.
It provides that the Secretary of Agricul
ture shall purchase not less that thirty
nor more than forty acres in the State,
of which fifteen shall be planted in
mulberry trees and used for the culture
of silk-worm eggs and cocoons for dis
tribution. There is to be one superin
tendent at $2,000, and an assistant
superintendent at $I,Booper annum,and
the sum of $30,000 is provided for the
expenses of the farm for the first year.
It has transpired that in the debate on
the report of the committee on a cus
toms union, the United States delegates,
upon the authority of Secretary Blame,
offered full reciprocity with the Argen
tine Republic, Dr. Saenzpena, the dele
gate from that country, having advo
cated free trade in the minority report
and in a speech in support of it. No
offer of reciprocity was made to any
other of the South American republics,
as was reported today.
Bland, of Missouri, and Williams, of
Illinois, from the committee on coinage,
have submitted to the House a minority
report in opposition to the Windom sil
ver bill. The report says: "The bill is
very adroitly drawn to suspend silver
coinage, totally demonetize silver and
permanently establish the singie stan
dard of gold payments, but all the same
it does these things effectually, though
The ways and means committee has
restored the old duty on whiting and
Paris white. The committee has prac
tically agreed to place works of art on
the free list.
• 30,000 Short.
Kansas City, March 27.—P. D. Starr,
of the insurance firm of Blake & Starr,
has disappeared. His partner says
Starr is $20,000 short in his accounts.
For Bimetalism hut Not for Harrison.
Hon. Thomas Fitch, of Nevada, the
Western "silver-tongued orator" and
champion of bimetalism, was telling
me yesterday that the Republican party
was certainly doomed to defeat unless it
headed the cry of the silver men. Mr.
Fitch is a leading Republican in the
West, but he is evidently no Harrison
"There is one thing the Republican
party must do before 1892," said he,
"and that is to repeal the demonetiz
ation act of 1873, passed by British and
German gold. The administration is
able to act on the silver question now with
its majority in both Houses of Congress.
There can be no possible excuse now
for the party not to do what it has so
long promised. We must have silver
placed on a par with gold. The mints
must be opened up to the metal, and we
must have money for our phenomenal
increase in population. The Republican
party is now in a condition to do the
proper thing. If England does not do as
she ought after we have placed silver on
an equal standard with gold, we will
make her suffer- for it in a financial way,
and we can do it, too.
"Harrison tells the silver men," he
continued, "that he has tried to do right
by us, but so far his work, if such it can
be called, has amounted to absolutely a
cipher. He must stir himself, and so
must his party, and unless the silver
men get what they demand before 1892,
I can say for the West that every State
west of the Mississippi river will be lost
to Republicanism. The new States are
going to take the wind out of New York's
sails in '92, and she will no longer be
the pivotal State. I venture to say the
Republican party will be in the minority
in '92 unless they champion silver, and
thus save the country from a money
famine." —[New York Star.
Letting 'Em Slide.
"What are you toboggan men doing
"Same as usual."
"But how —with no snow?"
"Oh, we're just letting our toboggan*