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VOL. XXXIV.—NO. 50.
Mrs. Blame's Coachman
Terrific Electric Storm in the
Dunkard Preachers Worked by the
A Fosced Marriage in Kansas With
Associated Press Dispatches. |
Washington, June I.—Mrs. Harrison
and Mrs. Blame today visited Alex
andria and attended services at Christ
church, where Washington worshipped.
While Mrs. Blame's carriage was wait
ing for her return, the horses became
frightened, ran away, and Coachman
Lamb was thrown to the ground and in
STORMS IN VIRGINIA.
Much Damage Done by Wind, Hall and
Baltimore, June I.—Dispatches from
various towns in Virginia tell of ter
rific wind, hail and electric storms.
Numbers of barns were struck by light
ning and many animals were killed.
The storms also extended over the line
into West Virginia. At Warrenton, the
Baptist church was unroofed. The
storm was • accompanied by a violent
deluge of hail, and hardly a whole pane
of glass can be found "inside of the
houses on Main and Winchester streets.
At Sunset Point, W. Va., two frame
churches and half a dozen houses were
blown down. Several persons were in
jured and miles of farm lands devas
SEDUCTION AND SHOTGUNS.
A Scandal, a Forced Marriage and
Kansas City, June I.—A grandson of
L. M. Simms, in his lifetime congress
man from Tennessee and Missouri, and
state senator in Arkansas, went to the
house of Reuben Ford, a wealthy
young planter of Sharp county,
Kansas, Thursday night, captured
him, and took him to the county seat
and procured a marriage license. He
accused Ford of having ruined his
granddaughter, Miss Cora Davidson.
She at 8 o'clock in the morning, before a
justice of the peace, had the
marriage ceremony performed. Yester
day Ford swore out a warrant for his
captor, charging him with abduction.
Deputy Sheriff Morris went to David
son's house to serve the warrant, when
Simms and three nephews and Isaac
Davidson, a grandson, opened fire on
him with shot guns. The officer re
ceived fifty shots in his body. Four of
shooters are missing.
i i Acrobat's Murdered Doily Found.
His Partner Suspected.
Chicago, June I.—The body of an
•obat, named Murdoch, who had been
ssing since Friday, was found floating
the river today. Five ugly wounds
the head indicate murder. Mur
ch's watch and a large sum of money,
d to have been in his possession, are
ssing. The disappearance of Mur
ch was very promptly reported by his
rtner, West. The latter left the city,
.'ing he was going to Racine. The
Ace have telegraphed to that city ask
; that West be arrested.
!>e Sheaves Garnered by the Grim
•ougiikeei'sie, N. V., June 1. —Hon.
in Thompson died suddenly this
rning, aged 81. He was a member of
igress duriflg the exciting times of
s admission of Kansas, in the debate
which he took an important part.
'renton, iN.J., June I.—Francis C.
Lowther, aged 81, once a civil engineer
of note, and inventor of the railway
turn-table, died today.
Forest City, Cal., June 1. —Mrs.
Nancy Gregg, a pioneer and resident of
this place since 1854, died yesterday.
She was buried today.
A PICNIC FOR PICKPOCKETS.
Dunkard Ministers Relieved of Their
Kansas City, June 1. —Pickpockets
raided a Missouri Pacific train from
Warrensburg, Missouri, crowded with
Dunkards returning home. One Dunk
ard minister was relieved of $1,800 in
money, and another of $800 and a gold
watch. Different members of the party
lost watches and other valuables.
Scotch-Irish Congress Closed.
Pittkhukg, June 1. —At the exposi
tion, Mechanical hall, to-night, Rev.
Dr. Hall, of New York, addressed a large
audience in the manner of a simple
Scotch-Irish service of old. This was
the closing event of the Scotch-Irish
congress here, and 10.000 people at
tended. Five thousand people who
gained admission were addressed by Dr.
Hall, and the other 5,000 outside by
Rev. Dr. Purvis, of Pittsburg.
Special Session Revoked.
Lincoln, Neb., June I.—A proclama
tion by Governor Thayer, revoking the
call for an extra session of the legisla
ture was made public today. The rea
sons assigned for this action is that the
legality of the acts of the legislature
convened under his recent call would be
questioned, and might be entirely nulli
fied by the courts. The alleged illegal
ity consists in calling a session without
giving time to fill the vacancies in cer
tain legislative districts.
Carpenters Agree to Strike.
Cincinnati, June 1. —This afternoon
the carpenters' union, at a mass meet
ing, resolved to strike tomorrow, if the
bosses did not agree on nine hours for a
day's work. Nine hundred carpenters
Sorry He Confessed.
St. Louis, June I.—Mansfield King,
the Denver bank robber, was identified
beyond a doubt yesterday at Claston, by
President Moffatt. Today King has
been very sullen, refusing to talk of his
case to anyone. Evidently he is realiz
ing what a bad fix he is in, and sorry he
gave himself away. The sheriff says he
will be extradited in a few days.
ORDERED TO WITHDRAW.
All Union Conductors Fired From the
Philadelphia, June 1, —The rumor
that the Philadelphia and Beading had
ordered its conductors to withdraw from
the brotherhood of conductors, or leave
the employ of the company, was con
firmed today by Assistant" Superinten
ent Bonzano. "Action was resolved
upon by the officials of the company,"
said Bonzano, "after the last convention
of the brotherhood of conductors at
Rochester. At this convention the
brotherhood anti-striking clause in the
constitution was repealed, and shortly
after this action notice was issued to the.
conductors that they must either leave
the brotherhood or our service."
"We have had enough of labor organ
izations," said Bonzano; "we want no
more union men. All conductors, engi
neers, brakemen and firemen of the
Reading are non-union men."
A TOUGH GANG.
An Officer Stabbed While Arresting a
New York, June I.—James Foley, a
driver, aged 25, leader of a gang of
ruffians, assaulted and probably fatally
stabbed his step-father, John Mclntire,
Saturday night. When caught by an
officer, he showed fight, and slipped his
knife to his mother, who, aided by a
member of the gang, attempted to rescue
the ruffian. The officer was rescued from
the gang just as Foley's mother was
about to plunge the knife into his back,
but he had already been badly cut, and
is in a critical condition.
SILVER AND POLITICS ON DECK IN
The McDufße-Turpin Election Contest
Likely to Come Up—Silver Also the
Principal Topic in the Senate.
Washington, June I.—Silver and
politics are likely to be the topics in the
house. Tuesday, either the silver bill
or the McDnffie vs. Turpin Alabama
election case comes up. The order has
not yet been determined upon, but if
the leaders who are canvassing
the Republican representatives pro
gress far enough to ensure the
adherence of the minority to
the main features of the caucus silver
bill, they will call it up Tuesday under
the special rule which will limit the
time for discussion and final action.
The bankruptcy and postoffice appropri
ation bills are also among the probable
subjects for early action.
In tlie senate the silver question
promises to be the principal topic.
However, it is likely to be interrupted
by the presentation of conference re
ports on several measures.
A Wisconsin Millionaire Takes His Own
Marinnette, Wis., June 1. —O. C.
Brown, a millionaire banker of this city
committed suicide today by shooting
himself. He had been ill and tempor
A Police Sergeant Suicides.
San Francisco, June 1. —Ex-Sergeant
of Police Socrates C. Fleming, committed
suicide in the central police station this
morning by shooting himself in the
right temple. 111-health was the cause
of the act. Fleming was placed on the
pension list last September.
California Suspects Acquitted of the
Charge of Murder.
El Dorado, lowa, June 1. —It is now
over six weeks since Charley Marx and
N. J. Rice were brought here from Cali
fornia, charged with the murder of
Henry Johns, in 1885. For three weeks
the grand jury of Hardin county has
been in session investigating the matter.
Yesterday it came into court, reported
and was discharged. Judge Weaver
made the following entry: "The grand
jury having reported ignoring the bill of
indictment, defendants are discharged
Last Week's Clearances.
Boston, June I.—The total gross ex
changes for last week, as shown by
dispatches from the leading clearing
houses of the United States and Canada,
were $1,075,275,105, an increase of 48 per
cent, as compared with the correspond
ing week of last year.
The B'nai Brlth.
Richmond, Va., June 1. —The quin
quennial convention of the Independent
Order of B'nai Brlth assembled here to
day, the United States, Germany and
Roumania being represented. Senator
William Lovinstein, of Richmond, was
chosen permanent chairman.
New York, June I.—Seven boys bit
ten by a mad dog recently in St.
Joseph, 111., arrived from that city to
day. They were taken to the New
York Pasteur institute, where they re
ceived prompt attention from Dr Gibier.
A Burning Mine.
Ashland, Pa., June I.—The situation
at the burning mine is unchanged. Men
are at work driving shafts. It is impos
sible to give a definite statement of the
extent of the fire, as only part of it can
Sandusky, 0„ June I.—Considerable
damage was done in this vicinity by a
lightning storm yesterday. Two sons of
Charles Johnson were killed.
Americans Princes Among Men.
What I can't understand is how any
niece of Uncle Sam can renounce on the
hymenal or any other altar her Ameri
can birthright. To my mind a thought
ful American is a prince among men,and
higher in the scale of created beings
than the finest of fine European gentle
men. And lam sure that there is no
man more truly chivalrous in a quiet
way.—[Paris letter to London Truth.
MONDAY MORNING, JUNE 2, 1890.
AT FEVER HEAT.
Excited Sporting Fraternity
at El Paso.
A Colored Hard-Hitter Knocked
Out in One Round.
An Ail-Around Slugging Match in
Police Prevent Jackson and Ashton from
Sparring—Baseball and Other
Et Paso, June I.—The sporting
fraternity had been at fever heat for the
past three weeks, over a battle between
Charles Herald, of St. Paul, and Tom
Standard, the colored hard-hitter of the
southwest for $250 a side and gate
receipts. A chartered train left the
Southern Pacific depot early this morn
ing with the pugilists and a hundred
sporting men, under the management of
James McDermott. Just over the line,
in Mexico, the train was halted; a ring
was quickly made, and Charles Dowd
was chosen referee. Time was called at
5:10. Standard led with a right-hander,
Herald stepped aside and made two
clever ducks; then he caught Standard
in the neck with a swinging right-hand
blow, and knocked him silly. Standard
failed to respond, and the fight was
given to Herald. The battle lasted two
minutes and ten seconds. Standard
weighed 143; Herald 138)^.
The Senators and Colonels Flay an
Sacramento, June I.—The Oaklands
were defeated by the Sacramentos today
in an eleven inning contest. The vis
itors were two runs ahead up to the
eighth innings, but the score was tied
by the Sacramentos in the ninth. In
the tenth no runs were made. In the
eleventh the Sacramentos made two
runs, and Oakland failing to score, the
Score—Sacramento, 7; Oakland, 5.
San Francisco vs. Stockton.
San Francisco, June 1. —The home
club won the game today by bunching
hits in the sixth inning, making five
runs. Kilroy and Vogt made their first
appearance in this city as Stockton's
battery, and played an excellent game.
Young and Stephens filled the same
places for San Francisco.
Score —San Francisco, 8;. Stockton 0.
Columbus, June 1. —Columbus, 11;
Syracuse, June 1. —Syracuse, 0; Tole
Rochester, June I.—Rochester, 0;
Brooklyn, June 1. —Brooklyn, 4; St.
A Wife and Mother's Sad Case of In
San Francisco, June 1. —Mrs. Mary
Compton, wife of T. J. Compton, a well
known merchant of Potter valley, Men
docino county, was taken to the "receiv
ing hospital late tonight, by W. H. Yar
nell, a relative, who brought her all the
way from Searcy, Arkansas. "She is
hopelessly insane," said Yarnell.
A telegram in reference to her pitiable
condition was sent to her husband.
Mrs. Compton is the mother of two
young children. Some five weeks ago
her health was giving way rapidly, when
she received news that her brother had
died at Searcy. She determined to go to
Arkansas to see her brother's grave, and
thinking the journey would improve
her health, her husband consented.
After she reached Searcy, her health
broke rapidly, and she began to use
morphine injections until she became
almost a slave to the habit. "I decided
to take her back to her husband," said
Yarnell. "One can scarcely imagine
what a terrible time I had during the
five nights and days I watched over her
on the train. At times she was very
violent, and would smash everything in
sight and hurl everything she could lay
her hands on out of the car windows.
A Heavyweight Fight Winds Up With a
Chicago, June I.—Robert Ferguson
and Michael Queenan, a couple of
Chicago heavyweights, pounded each
other through twenty-two rounds this
morning at Shelby, Indiana, for a purse
of $300. Knock-out blows made Queenan
quit. Ferguson was comparatively fresh
at the close. The affair ended with an
all-around slugging match between a
number of brawny Hoosiers who were
present, and a Chicago crowd, which in
cluded a batch of board of trade men.
The natives were routed.
A Hundred-Mile Run.
Gilboy, Cal., June I.—Seventy-five
members of the California division of
the league of the American wheelmen
arrived here today on a hundred-mile
run. They left after an hour's rest for
Hollister. The wheelmen are members
of the Bay City, Garden City and Capi
tal City clubs. The special train con
veying them home from Hollister passed
here late tonight.
A Four-Round Finish.
Newman, Cal., June 1. —Fred HarU
and a Mexican, Frank Romero, fought
to a finish before the Newman Athletic
Club last night, for a purse of $50.
Romero was knocked out in the fourth
The Police Interfered.
San Francisco, June 1. —The police
refused to allow Peter Jackson and Jack
Ashton to spar tonight, at the Grand
Fell From a Tree.
Nevada, Cal., June I.—The 7-year-old
son of Captain Francis Coffey fell from
a tree and received injuries resulting
The San Joflqnln Flood.
Newman, Cal., June I.—The f
quin river, from Hill's ferry to Cro \ s
lake, a distance ot twelve miles has
overflowed its banks. The river was
never so high before. Considerable
stock was pastured along the river on the
land submerged, but no loss is reported.
DUE TO CARELESSNESS.
Engineer Dunn Blamed for the Draw
San Francisco, June I.—The scene of
Friday's disaster at Oakland was visited
by thousands of people today. Divers
were at work putting hawsers around
the submerged engine, which will prob
ably be raised today. Colonel C. F.
Crocker stated today that investigation
showed that the accident was due to
carelessness, and tbat Engineer Dunn
offers no reasonable explanation that
frees him from blame.
Haggin Selling Colts.
Sacramento, June I.—Tomorrow John
Mackey, superintendent of Haggin's
Rancho Del Paso stock farm, will start
east with 100 head of thoroughbred
colts, to be sold at auction at New York
on the 16th. They will occupy nine cars,
fitted up for the purpose.
New Haven, Conn., June I.—The
local division of the Order of Railway
Conductors disbanded this evening on
account of the action of the grand
division in eliminating the anti-strike
clause from the constitution of the
San Francisco, June 1. —The total
tonnage of vessels now on the way to
this port is 212,514 tons, compared with
186,478 last year.
A Slight Earthquake.
Healdhburo, Cal., June 1. —A slight
shock of earthquake was felt here today
at 1:21 p. m.
SALE OF THE SAN FRANCISCO
The Legal Documents for the Transfer of
the Beer Plants Arrived—A British
Agent Buying Hops.
San Francisco, June I.—The Chron
icle says today's mail brought legal doc
uments consummating the sale of local
breweries to an English syndicate for
$7,500,000. The new corporation will
be known as "The San Francisco Brew
eries, Limited," and the board of
management in San Francisco consists
of William Alvord, S. G. Murphy, E. A.
Denicke, John H. Wieland and H.
Dutard. The breweries purchased are
the Wieland, Fredericksburg, United
States, Chicago, Willows, Oakland,
Brookland, Pacific and Hofftmrg.
British Buying Hops.
Sacramento, June 1. —E. Lemay, a
representative of leading English brew
ers and hop-dealers, came here today for
the purpose of arranging, if possible,
with hop-growers to ship their hops
direct to English market. He will visit
all the hop farms the coming week.
Cesta Rica Places an Export Duty on
San Jose, Costa Rica, June I.—Con
gress has established an export duty on
coffee of 20 cents per forty kilos to de
fray the expenses of building a national
theater in this city. The estimated cost
of the structure is $200,000.
Managua, Nicaragua, June I.—Sefior
Modesto Barrows has resigned his post
as minister of the interior and has been
replaced by Licentinete Erutos Pani
agua, late chancellor of the exchequer.
The government has appointed the
former minister of Nicaragua in London.
Some Hope for Lucey.
Sacramento, June 1. —Edward Lucey,
who had both legs cut off last night by
railroad cars, here, while boarding a
train, is still alive and doing well.
There is some hope of his recovery.
Women of Galicia Wish to be Mustered
Into Military Service.
Can women fight? asks the New York
Sun. Listen to this petition of the
women of Galicia to the emperor of
Austria. It is not altogether compli
mentary to the sterner sex, but such as
it is it makes interesting reading, and
here it is in full:
"Sire: We the undersigned women
of Galicia, bow down at the foot of the
throne, formulate this most earnest
"At the present time, when each one,
young or old, is liable to military ser
vice, we women, often more robust and
courageous than effeminate men, be
lieve that we should not be excluded.
"Modern arms are simple enough and
easy enough to be handled by any one.
"Therefore we pray your majesty to
create a corps of volunteer amazons. It
will be no charge upon the state, for we
will dress and equip ourselves without
asking for even the smallest pay.
"Let your majesty pick out for our
commander a smart old veteran. We
will be happy, in case of war, to give up
our lives for our emperor and our
Here follows a long list of the fair
would-be warriors. But it seems that
the cruel emperor won't have them,
and there is talk of the ladies pre
paring for battle anyhow. On their
own hook they want to form their
corps. But, if they are not permitted to
enroll themselves as franc tireurs in
their own country, they can come here.
We have plenty of amazons here who
would welcome them with open arms,
and charm them with the pictures of
certain of our illustrated papers, in
which men are cowhided by their sweet
hearts, shot by their wives, and kicked
around generally by their mothers-in
law. This is the land for amazons. Let
the fair warriors of Galicia come here
and be happy.
Exclusively in the interests of "the
negro," there are, as shown by the
American newspaper directory, fifty-four
newspapers published. None of these is
credited with as much as five thousand
circulation, and but two are said to have
raoro than four thousand, and one of the
two is in Chicago. Alabama, Florida
and bi nth Carolina have one each, while
IllittoiH has six.
More Plots Against the
The Siberian Scandals to Be In
The Capital of Bulgaria Wrecked
by a Hurricane.
Dr. Peters Succeeds in Enlarging the
German Sphere in Africa—Other
Associated Press Dispatches. I
Paris, June I.—ln connection with
the case of the arrested nihilists, it is
reported that Demski had summoned a
meeting for today to concert an attempt
on the life of the czar, and a simultan
eous rising in different parts of Russia,
and that twenty nihilists with infernal
machines had already started for Russia.
London, June 1. —A letter from the
czar, written in reply to one from the
queen of Denmark, is published. In his
letter the czar promises strict inquiry
into the Siberian scandals, and to in
struct his ministers to draft measures
for the amelioration of the condition of
Bulgaria's Capital Badly Damaged.
Many Lives Lost.
Sofia, June I.—'The northern part of
this city has been wrecked by a hurri
cane. The loss of life is considerable
among the soldiers; the killed and
wounded number eleven. The loss
among the inhabitants has not yet been
ascertained. The damage to the palace
amounts to $300,000.
Dr. Petcrs's Work in Africa.
Zanzihar, June I.—Advices from
French missionaries in Urganda, under
date of March 6th, are to the effect that
Kalema was defeated and bad fled, and
that Mwanga was in complete possession
of tbe whole kingdom. Dr. Peters had
been Mwanga's adviser and assistant.
In return for these services Peters
secured valuable treaties and monopolies
in favor of the Germans.
The Panama Canal.
Paris, June I.—M. AVyse has sailed
from Southampton on a mission con
nected with the Panama canal. The
liquidator of the Panama Canal Com
pany instructed AVyse, after visiting the
canal works at Color, to proceed to
Cartbagena and Bogota to negotiate
with the Columbian government for the
prolongation of the canal concessions.
The French Derby.
Paris, June 1. —The race for the
Jockey Club prize (French derby) today,
at Chantilly, was won by Baron Roths
child's chestnut colt, Hearne, by Her
mit, out of Bella.
New Railway In Mexico.
City of Mexico, June 1. —The Inter
oceanic railroad's branch from Pueblo to
Matamoras, Izucai,was opened to traffic,
etc., with appropriate ceremonies yes
Herbert Bismarck Engaged.
London, June I.—The Chronicle's Paris
correspondent says Count Herbert Bis
marck" is engaged to the eldest daughter
of Lady Dudley.
Smugglers and Officers.
Lisbon, June I.—Six smugglers and
one officer were killed in a conflict at
Povoa de Varzim.'
London, June 1. —Slavin has been
challenged to box McAuliffe, in London,
for $500 a side.
A Parachutist Drowned.
Stockholm, June 1. —Rolla, the para
chutist, has been drowned at sea.
An Earl's Son Dies.
London, June 1. —Edward Nugent Lee,
son of the Earl of Milltown, is dead.
THE WORLD FILLING UP.
Is a Time Coming When Immigration
According to Mr. Giffen, says the
London Standard, a few generations
more will see the end of emigration, be
cause there will be no room for more
emigrants, all the blank habitable space
having been occupied. Mr. Giffen is a
master of statistics; but his manipula
tion of figures in support of this rather
dismal theory is open to objection.
Take the case of the United States—
at the present time the most attractive
emigration field. Uncle Sam's terri
tory, exclusive of Alaska, amounts,
speaking roughly, to about 3,000,000
square miles. One-third of this Mr.
Giffen deducts as uninhabitable; but if
ever the rest of the country becomes as
populous as Western Europe, the
Americans will soon find means of
utilizing and fertilizing their sage
brush and alkali deserts. Then, of
the remaining 2,000,000 square miles,
he says that only about 100,
--000 square miles remain to be culti
vated, implying that it is the only tract
open to the agricultural immigrant.
But any one who has visited that "great
sloven continent," as Nathaniel Haw
thorne styled America, will know that,
although the remaining nineteen-twen
tieths have been alienated from the state,
and have become private property, only
a small percentage of this area is culti
vated, in the sense in which cultivation
is understood in such countries as Eng
land, France, Holland and Belgium. In
the state of New York alone, despite the
big city at its southern extremity, there
are hundreds of square miles of wild
land—land which could and would be
cultivated if the pressure of population
needed it. Depend on it that the
United States, and still more Canada
and Australasia, will need an abundance
of Btrong and willing hands for
many a year to come, and
we only regret that the working
classes of our nation (that is, the Eng
lish, as distinguished from the Irish, the
Scotch and the Welsh) show at thepresy
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ent time so little desire for emigration,t
England alone ought to send out a
least 300,000 emigrants yearly, and in
their new homes they would do more
to preserve the unity of the empire
than any artificial federation schemes.
The announcement that the Quakers
are not dying out is made in a letter
from "A Quaker" to Murray's Magazine.
During the first half of this century
their decline in numbers was very rapid,
but for a good many years past the ac
cessions by "convincement" have been
every year so greatly in excess of
the secessions that, notwithstanding
a very low marriage rate and very
low birth rate and some emigration,
there is yearly a steady though slight
increase in Great Britain. In the
United States the Quakers, we are told
by the same authority, are increasing
almost rapidly, especially in the south
and west, mainly through secessions
from other religious bodies.
The workmen engaged in lowering the
grade of Third street unearthed a large
bowlder that would probably weigh sev
eral tons, embedded in the earth in front
of the courthouse, and a blast of powder
was put in and the upper part of the
stone broken up, says the Seattle Press.
The formation of this bowlder is curious
in the extreme. The larger portion of
the rock is composed of sandstone, but
embedded in it are numerous pebbles,
lumps of coal, and one gentleman dug
out what is claimed to be a piece of pet
rified wood. On the surface of the
broken stone was found the perfect im
pression of an oak leaf, although the leaf
itself was not to be found. The rock is
composed much like granite, and is
harder than the ordinary building gtone
used in this vicinity.
The mosquito will soon show the
American people whether hides are free
or not. —[Philadelphia Times.
THE WORK OF ENUMERATION TO
Refusal to Answer "Chronic Disease"
Questions Will Not Be Punished—Other
Penalties Will Be Enforced.
Washington, June 1. —Superintendent
Porter, of the census, has received tele
grams from a number of supervisors,
stating that they are thoroughly pre
pared to enter upon the work of taking
the census tomorrow morning, and
everything is in readiness to push the
work forward with accuracy and
rapidity. Porter intimated very plainly
this evening that so far as "chronic
diseases" questions are concerned, it is
not the intention of the office to bring
to punishment who were reluctant
to make answer. But as to the "mort
age ' question, he held that the lan
guage was not quite so cheering. He
expressed himself very earnestly with
regard to bringing the law to bear upon
those who wilfully refused to answer
any and all questions put to them by
the enumerators. They will be com
pelled to answer, he said, or to take the
consequences of their refusal.
Money in Walnuts.
There is a very large profit in growing
English walnuts in Southern California
for the person who can wait a few years
longer for the first good crop of the nuts
than for the first crop of fruits. The
experience of over thirty of the older
farmers in the vicinity of Downey, in this
county, is that a bearing English walnut
grove pays as well (if not better) as any
investment in the country. A rich and
experienced Illinois farmer who spent
the winter here, told us that by com
parison of prices, cost of labor and mar
keting and returns from crops, he found
that one acre of bearing walnut trees in
this county pays a little better than
forty-four acres of the best wheat land
in Central Illinois, and there is one-fifth
the chance of loss of crop in walnuts
there is in wheat.
Mr. 0. P. Parsons, the oldest walnut
grower at Downey, has given us some
facts about the culture of the nut in his
part of the county. He tells us that his
grove of 500 trees, planted twenty-eight
to the acre, bore a small crop when eight
years old and a full crop when twelve
years old. The average price of the nuts
for the past ten years has been nine
cents a pound, and the crop has nearly
always been sold to agents for Chicago
commission houses weeks before the
nuts were gathered. The trees have
averaged 197 pounds to the tree each
year, since the bearing begun. None of
the crops since 1879 have yielded less
than $413 an acre, or $392 net an acre.
Mr. Parsons'account books show that in
1887 he received for his whole crop the
sum of $7,380, and in 1888 he received
$6,985 for the crop. He has shown us
letters from two wholesale fruit houses
in Chicago who already offer 9 cents a
pound for his crop to be delivered at the
Downey depot next December. Mr.
Parsons informs us also that he knows
of fourteen farmers in Rivera and
Downey who cleared from $310 to $365
an acre from English walnuts last year.
The planting of new walnut orchards
there has been particularly large this
Statistics show that a remarkable de
crease of crime is in progress in England.
In 1868 one person in every 409 of the
population was considered by the police
authorities to be under suspicion as a
thief, or as a receiver of stolen goods;
while in 1888 the proportion was one in
871. The number of indictable offenses
reported to the police was smaller by 25
per cent in 1888 than twenty years
earlier. There is, however, one class of
crime which shows no diminution, but
rather an increase—those offenses which
spring from men's passions and are ac
companied by violence. Indictments for
murder were much more numerous in
the last year of the period named than
in the first, while criminal assaults on
women were more than twice as numer
Grandma: "There is nothing like
presence of mind, my dear. Once, when
I was left alone in the house, I dis
covered there was a burglar under the
bed. Now, I didn't scream. I just sat
down at the piano and played until
papa and brother came home—nearly
three hours. Dot: "And did they pull
him out, grandma?" Grandma: "They
f Hilled him out—but he was dead."—
Terre Haute Express.