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" Stands for the Interests of 1 a Southern California. J FOR IT. LOS ANGELES HERALD. VOL. XXXIV.—NO. 50. EASTERN EVENTS. Mrs. Blame's Coachman Seriously Injured. Terrific Electric Storm in the Old Dominion. Dunkard Preachers Worked by the Light-Fingered Gentry. A Fosced Marriage in Kansas With Shotgun Accompaniments—Gen eral Items. 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 ternally injured. STORMS IN VIRGINIA. Much Damage Done by Wind, Hall and Lightning. 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 tated. SEDUCTION AND SHOTGUNS. A Scandal, a Forced Marriage and Promiscuous Shooting. 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. FOUL PLAY. 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. DEATH'S HARVEST. !>e Sheaves Garnered by the Grim Reaper. •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 Valuables. 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 are affected. 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 Reading Lines. 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 Murderer. 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. FIFTY-FIRST CONGRESS. SILVER AND POLITICS ON DECK IN THE HOUSE. 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. SELF-DESTRUCTION. A Wisconsin Millionaire Takes His Own Life. 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 arily insane. 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. EXONERATED. 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 and exonerated." 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. Hydrophobia Patients. 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 be seen. Severe Lightning. 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 Hoosierdom. Police Prevent Jackson and Ashton from Sparring—Baseball and Other Sporting Events. 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)^. SUNDAY BASEBALL. The Senators and Colonels Flay an Eleven-Innings (lame, 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 Sacramentos won. 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. American Association. Columbus, June 1. —Columbus, 11; Athletics, 15. Syracuse, June 1. —Syracuse, 0; Tole do, 5. Rochester, June I.—Rochester, 0; Louisville, 3. Brooklyn, June 1. —Brooklyn, 4; St. Louis, 6. HOPELESSLY INSANE. A Wife and Mother's Sad Case of In sanity. 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. ALL-AROUND SLUGGING. A Heavyweight Fight Winds Up With a General Row. 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 round. The Police Interfered. San Francisco, June 1. —The police refused to allow Peter Jackson and Jack Ashton to spar tonight, at the Grand opera house. 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 fatally. 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 bridge Disaster. 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. Conductors Disband. 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 order. Incoming Tonnage. 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. BRITISH SYNDICATE. SALE OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BREWERIES CONSUMMATED. 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. CENTRAL AMERICA. Cesta Rica Places an Export Duty on Coffee. 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. AUSTRIAN AMAZONS. 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 prayer: "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 country." 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. NIHILISTS LOADED. More Plots Against the Czar's Life. The Siberian Scandals to Be In vestigated. The Capital of Bulgaria Wrecked by a Hurricane. Dr. Peters Succeeds in Enlarging the German Sphere in Africa—Other Foreign News. 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 the convicts. A HURRICANE. 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 terday. 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.' Slavin Challenged. 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 Must Cease. 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 t -S*e A YEARS- \ P Buys the Daily Hkkald and k $2 the Wikkly H era lb. - L IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN. 1 FIVE CENTS. 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. ELEVENTH CENSUS. THE WORK OF ENUMERATION TO BEGIN TODAY. 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 year.—[Pomona Progress. 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 ous. 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.