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p Stands for the Interests of % „ Southern California. A [ SUBSCRIBE FOR IT. j VOL. XXXIII.—NO. 167. FEARFUL HAVOC. A Terrible Tale of Woe and Destruction. Louisville, Ky., Wrecked by a Cyclone • Loss of Life Estimated at From 1,000 to 1,500. Terrific Storms Throughout the Mississippi Valley. Heavy Storms in the Northwest. Railroad Traffic Impeded—ls Wiggins's Prophecy Fulfilled? 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 miracle." 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 all directions. 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. Southern Illinois. 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 information. 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. Ureezy Kansas. 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 suspend traffic. 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 age. I 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 Washington. • 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. BREWERIES SOLD. The English Syndicate Cob bles Them Up. The Big Beer Plants at 'Frisco Bargained For. ; Their Sale This Time Thought to be ' Bona Fide. j Thn Philadelphia and United States , Properties Included in the Contracts. 1 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 ( third. 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 also thrown. The second heat was won by Pain- 1 killer in 1:02 1 4 '; Kittie Van second, Adam third. One-quarter mile dash, $100 —Cyclone I won in 33,'..; GvpsyGirl second, Sunday third. ' i DESIGNING RELATIVES. | A Seattle Man Spirited Away for His , Property. . 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 feared. 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. ALASKA ADVICES. 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 storm. 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. Cliejenne Rejoicing. 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 squares. 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 ' here. ' ■ i PERFECTLY FEASIBLE. 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 anticipated. 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 thousand dollars. AN EXPLOSION. 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 Collapsed. 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 pany's laboratory. 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 tory. 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 missing. 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 ous Draft. 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. Fatally Stabbed. 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 lowed. 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. I -J!sB A YEARS- j p Buys the Daily Hkkald and < H k $2 the Weekly Hkkald. J k IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN, j FIVE CENTS. 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 Hoheit. Macurcas won the Molyneux stakes. The Prince of Wales plate was won by Shillelagh. 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 Diaz today. 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 planting. WASHINGTON NOTES. ITEMS PICKED UP AT RANDOM AT THE CAPITAL. 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 cunningly." 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 man. "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 this winter?" "Same as usual." "But how —with no snow?" "Oh, we're just letting our toboggan* slide."—[Puck.