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No papers win be sent to subscribers by mall aniens the ■sane have been paid for in advance This rule la inflexible. Aybbs A Lyncb. JOB PRINTING DEPARTMENT— Owing to smr greatly increased lacillties we are prepared to execute all kinds of Job work in a superior manner Special attention will be given to commercial and legal printing, and all orders will be promptly filled at modetate rates. THI KMHV. IPKIIi H» It looks now as if there will be about twenty men for every claim in Okla homa, and that means that the bullies and fighters will crowd out the modest seekers after homes. There will be riot ing, and perhaps bloodshed in this scramble. That young lady of Philadelphia whom the papers are complimenting about the head of lil erty in the silver dollar, must be about as old as the Re public, if her profile furnished the de sign. Theie is a painful sameness of straight lines in the heads upon all tbe coins minted in this country from the beginning. Tub gentlemen appointed to select a aite in Southern California for the State Reform School started for San Francisco last night, to meet in the Palace Hotel this evening. They have twenty offers before them, and will probably make their selection at that meeting. Why it was considered necessary by them to go to San Francisco to come to a de finite con clusion about a site in Southern Califor nia, is something that has caused re mark. If they wanted to secure retire ment they could have found it as well in this capital city of the South as in the emporium of the North. Any of our hotels can furnish as much privacy as the Palace. We take the liberty of suggesting to the Ccuncil that Second street is in a most deplorable state, especially in front of the City Hall and Hkkald office. For the life of ua we cannot see why First and Third streets chonld be paved while Second street is neglected. The matler is tbe inoi c to te regretted because the windows of ore of the leading hotels of Los Angeles front on this thoroughfare. The odors that salute the nostrils of the denizens of this caravansary for tourists render the seven and seventy smells of Cologne venial in the comparison. We should be pleased to hear Borne explana tion of this neglect and positively de lighted to Eec it remedied. A Dks Moines paper says that the next State into which the tides of immigra tion will pour is lowa. Among other reasons for this predicted flow is the claim that lowa has good water and good climate. It is fortunate that water is good there, as that is the only fluid which can be legally drunk; but the less said about the climate the better. Blizzards in winter and sunstroke weather in sum mer may pass for a good climate in lowa, but not elsewhere. lowans who have located in California would not give one acre tf her fertile soil for a whole •wilderness of acres of the flat and dreary prairie of the Hawkeye State. Thk official report for April cf the crcp prospects throughout the United States puts California at 1)8. the highest in the list. The appearance of the country now is even more promising than it was when that report was made. Southern Califor nia will produce a phenomenally full crop, and it will be much largor in vol ume than it has ever been before. Los Angeles county will lead all other counties in the extent of its pro duction this year. Her people have done nobly. Emerging from a boom which bad had a demoralizing effect upon agricultural energy, they stripped to their work and plowed and seeded about twice as much ground as has ever been planted before. The result will be seen in a harvest that will attract the attention of tbe whole country to the matchless agricultural wealth of this county. If the Santa Fe Company expects to remain in the railroad business it will have to employ train dispatchers who can keep somewhere near the run of tbe wheels on the road. Three smash-ups in twenty-four hears, all serious, but one horrible, and all the result of careless ness in dispatching, coupled with igno rance) of what trains were on tbe road, would seem to rail for radical reform in this department of that company. The horrible catastrophe at Lorenzo station, near Chicago, could not have happened without the most criminal carelessness. The car that was wrecked started from this city with a party who had spent the winter here. It was Manager McCool's special car, and Judge Brunson of this city, was one of the party, but, fortunately, was not on the car at the time. Four lives paid at once the pen alty of somebody's blunder, and several others will be added to the list. Such blunders are worse than crimes, and there should be some way to mete out exemplary punishment to the guilty ones. Men who hold lives in their hands should be held to a fearful account for their fatal blunders. THE LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD: THURSDAY MOKNING. APRIL 11. 1889. Active Town. For some six or seven months past— indeed since the excitements of the Pres idential elections began early in the Summer of last year—there has been a marked torpidity in business all over the United States. In manufactures, es pecially, there has been almost a sus pension of operations. Since the elec tion of Harrison, which event was to give the northern workingman beefsteak aud roast beef thrice a day and turkey on Sundays, and the colored man at the south, forty acreß and a mule, times have been harder than ever. The lovers of tbe American workingman par excel lence—yclept the.Republican party, who have been steadily importing European pauper labor, seem to have made up their minds to let the laborer go to the dogs. In the Pennsylvania coal fields it seems to be difficult for a man to get more than a month's work out of six,and that at a scale of wageii which has been lowered disastrously by the importation, under the conditions of contract labor, of thousands and tens of thousands of Hungarian and Bohemian peons—we use this expression not disrespectfully to those races, but as characterizing the peculiar circum stances under which they hive been brought to this country. They are only less victims than the American laborers whom they supplant, because they have been inured to mch hardships in the lands from which they hail that any change is neceesarily for the better. There has not only been a paralysis of industries all over the country, but there haß been under way, from thetime the first notes of the Presidential struggle struck on the national tympanum, a universal process of liquidation, arising from a period of over speculation. We have had heaving times in the United States since 1879, and last year the period was reached in which a national account render, or square up of bal ances, was to have been expected. The people of Los Angeles, accus tomed to flush times almost without pre cedent in tbe history of the United States, have looked upon the very mod erate reaction which has taken place here as something exceptional. The fact is tbat we have maintained a busi ness activity and prosperity extraordi nary under the circumstances. Major Ben C. Truman lately spert a few days in Los Angeles. As all old time Angelefios remember, the Major many years ago published the Los Ange les Daily /Star, which, shortly after he relinquished it, ceased to exist. Since then Major Truman has been in the em ployment of the Central and Southern Pacific Railways in confidential capaci ties, and he has been, perhaps, one of the most traveled men on the continent. During a recent visit to this city he said to an old friend: "I have been all over the Pacific Coast lately, and nowhere have I encountered, outßide of San Fran cisco, such crowds as I see here, nor have I seen such evidences of business activity. Lob Angeles is away ahead of any place on the Pacific Coast, outside of 'Frisco." Some time ago a gentleman of meane, who was casting around for a business opening, after spending some time in tbe City of the Angels, went up to San Fran cisco and the north. He looked care fully over the metropolis, the bay, cen tral and northern counties, and did not neglect Oregon and Washington Terri tory. On his return here, a week or so ago, he said to one of our leading citi zens : "Los Angeles is the place for me. 1 have seen no town on the Pacific Coast comparable to it in attractions for a man who desires to invest his money either in real estate or in business with a view to profit." Amongst sagacious observers this view crops out very often indeed. Business in this city compares favorably with that in any other city of the Union. It has been the usual trick for Angelenos to say, "Well, we're going to have a very dull summer." Tho facts by no means sustain this gruesome prevision. On the contrary, all the indications point tbe other way. There have never been such crops in the Southern counties as those which will be gathered this year, and Los Angeles county leads all her Southern sisters in tbe amplitude of the acreage which promises so well. Our production this year will be immense, and our farmers will get good prices for their products. So will our orchardists and vineyardists. The former are now getting satisfactory prices for their citrus fruits, and there never has been such a year for tree and vine growth as the present. To supplement all, a hundred enterprises are under way which could not have been possible four or five years ago, and their number is increasing daily. These are the facts which make Los Angeles what she is to-day, the liveliest town on the Pacific Coast. Now let the Council hurry up the needed work on the street and sewer system of the Queen Ci*y of the South and soon there will not be room for a croaker, for there will not be an unemployed man who is really willing to work. The meeting of the Chamber of Com merce yesterday, although not largely at tended, was a highly interesting tne. Sta tistics were presented from tbe several railway companies centering here, which showed that our shipments for 1888 had increased 149,387 tons over those for 1887, and that the gross tonnage of freight received and dispatched from our several depots amounted to the enor mous total of 802,182 tons. Our shipments abroad embraced the citrus fruits, wines, brandies, wool, fruits, mill stuffs, raisins and beans. This exhibit did not, of course, include shipments by sea, which com prised immense quantities of corn and other Los Angeles products. President Jones assured the Chamber that this section was now fitly represented in the traveling exhibit in the East. Figures were given which include things easily raised here, but which are shipped to us from the Eatt. This phase of the situation will be wonderfully changed for the year 1889, when our ship ments abroad will embrace several mil lion bushels of the cereals. The Chamber grappled with great sympathy the pro ject of building a wharf two thousand feet long at Santa Monica, and President Jones appointed a committee to raise the sum of $10,000 as a subscription to the stock of the wharf company. Santa Monica's adaptability to serve as an im portant port of entry has been often pointed out in these col umns, aud we are glad to sec that an energetic movement is on foot to build this wharf. The enterprise is said to be in strong hands. President Jones called the attention of his asso ciates to the fact that Southern Califor nia is entitled to a portion of the $350,000 appropriated by Congress to develop tbe arid lands of this Coast, and suggested that an experimental station ought to be locatad near Los Angeles, and he ap pointed a commiitee to further this ob- Jsct _ A very important letter of instructions from the Land Commissioner to the Reg isters of Land Offices is published else where. The interpretations of the Act of March 2d, as given in this letter, will be found to be of great interest to settlers upon public land in California, and espe cially to those who have taken up claims upon the railroad lands restored to the public domain. The settler who has made a homestead entry without perfect ing his claim, is entitled to make an other entry and transmute his home stead rights, under certain conditions. Settlers are also allowed to absent them selves, without prejudice, from their claims for one year, by filing a proper affidavit with sufficient reasons for the absence, such as failure of the crops, sickness, etc. The price of railroad lands, which had been raised to $2.50, is reduced to the regulation price of $1.25 per acre. This will be good news to the settlers on the E?trella and other lands that had been withdrawn from the At lantic and Pacific Railroad. Ano'her beneficent feature of the law, and which is vitalized by this letter, is the right accorded a settler who has taken up less than a quarter section to make up for the deficiency from other public lands. The Act of March 2d and its in terpretation in this letter of instructions are in keeping with the liberal policy of the American Government toward settlers upon public lands. There are passages in Stanley's letter which require explanation. Those who have followed closely his description of his expedition, wonder why he adopted the Congo river route to reach Emm Pasha, whilst the route from Zanzibar is one-third shorter. The New York World is among the anxious inquirers and thinks that Stanley's treatment of the natives, as acknowledged by himself, is unnecessarily cruel. "The remarkable features of Stanley's expedition," says that paper, "is that it seems to have been marked by a trail of gore. Starting frcm the month of the Congo with a herd of sheepish negroes, Stanley claims to have advanced into the heart of war like Africa, shooting and slaying as he went. How could his little band stand up against tbe fierce fighting hordes of the interior? It is remembered that Baker, Livingstone, Burton and other noted explorers found it easy to travel in Africa without resort to arms. Why is it that Mr. Stanley's course is ever marked by bloodshed ? Why is it tbat he is ever wading through slaughter to the throne of Science ? Is it because he is a brute, or is it because he is a pompous, vain glorious liar?" Queen Regent Christina was advised not to greet Victoria with the Spanish welcome, and tell her that the bouse set apart for her use was hers and all therein. "Why not?" asked the as tonished mother of the royal infant. " Because, she may take you at your word I" Tbis bon mot is probably man- ufactured—but it is full of significant meaning as to the thriftiness of Eng land's queen. AMUSEMENTS. The Uratid. The Little Tycoon, notwithstanding the rain, drew a rousing house last night, and the enjoyment was as great as ever. The piece and the company are prime favorites, and there will be no falling off in the attendance during the entire week. We omitted to mention that it is one of the best mounted pieces ever produced in Los Angeles. The illusion of a vessel entering New York harbor and the gar ish Japanese effects are the chefs d'ecuvte of stage setting. The Circus. Sells Brothers' circus will exhibit here to-day, near the Santa Fe depot. It is scarcely necessary to say to amusement patrons that for eighteen years the Sells Brothers have been noted as having an equestrian, zoological and hippodromatic entertainment everywhere recognized as being at the head and front among reputa ble tented exhibitions. Mr. S. H. Barrett aleo has been not a whit behind tho Sells Brothers in catering to the amusement of the populace. The circumstance that these two formidable shows have joined their forces, and the two exhioitions being consolidated as an entirety, at once and effectually places this organization, in point of magnitude and attraction, bead and shoulders above all compeers, and enables tho jiiut management to offer the best hippodromatic, equestrian, gymnic and zoological exhibition in America. Vhe Kalubow llazar. There was a good attendance at the Rainbow bazar last night in spite of the rain, and such great success having at tended the affair, it has been decided to keep it open for to-night, when the clos ing exercises will be held. All who at tend will be invited to participate in an old-fashioned spelling match, which will be the principle feature of the evening's exercises. A valuable prize will be pre sented to the most successful contest ant. The admission fee will be 20 cents, but those holding the 10-cent tickets can ob:ain a full rebate. Undelivered. Telcirarai, The following are the telegrams re maining at the Western Union Telegraph office, 6 Court street, April 10th: Marion Lebariger, J. B. Bullock, M. Y. Kyllum, H. Ware Boyd, John 8. Smith, George Hahn, E. J. Senkler, Mrs. A. Boyeen. FROM WASHINGTON. Reports of Expected Trouble at Oklahoma. THE POWERS' POLICY AT SAMOA Manufacture of Big Guns Kneour asred—California Leads in Crop Prospects. I Associated Press DlsDatches to tbe Herald.; Washington, April 10. —President Harrison's health is greatly improved and he desires net. to take the proposed sail on Chesapeake Bay. IMPENDING APPOINTMENTS. Secretary Windom waß in conference with the President for several hours this afternoon in regard to the appointments under tho Treasury Department. It is said that quite a number wore de termined upon and will be announced in a few days. HOME DESIRABLE BILLETS. The contest for the position of Super intendent of Foreign Mails in the Post office Department, is becoming spirited. The salary attached to the office is $5,000 per year, and the fact that the new Superintended will attend an im portant Postal Congress in Kurope dur ing the year has created unusual interest among the applicants. Tbe President's Appointment Clerk, First Assistant Postmaster General, E.O. Fowlor, is mentioned as the probable successor to Jos. Boy, Chief Clerk of the department, who has resigned. It is believed that .las. E. Stuart, of Illinois, for many years Postoffice In spector, will be appointed Chief Inspector to su ceed Mr. West. TROUBLE BREWING IN OKLAHOMA. No end of trouble is anticipated from the enormous rush of boomers to Okla homa. There are only about 10,000 quarter sections, and about 100,000 peo ple have made arrangements for invad ing the "promised land" the moment the President drops the hat. The most reasonable estimate tbat can be made puts about five claimants tj every quar ter section. For every well-watered and well situated quarter section there will be a dozen claimants, and they will all initiate their claims so simultaneously that, as the only witnesses will be the rival claimants, it will be simply im possible to tell who has located first, and hundreds of disputes will have to be settled by the primitive appeal to force. It is expected that nine-tenths of those who fail to get land will spread out on the lands of the civilized Indians, anil nothing short of the whole United States army can get. them off. So the boomers will probably get the land and the Gov ernment will settle with the Indians. THKV WILL LET CP A LITTLE. It is authoratively stated at the De partment of State that the three treaty powers concerned in Samoan affairs, England, Germany and the United Staten, have reached an understanding by the terms of which they will each keep but one war vessel at Samoa, pending the termination of the Simoan Conference. Orders for the Richmond to proceed from the mouth of the La Plata River, South America, to Samoa, have been counter manded, and work on the Adams, now at Mare Island, which was also to have gone to Samoa, will not be pushed with such expedition. GENERAL AVERAGE OF CROPS. The crop reporting service of ?he De partment of Agriculture for April relates to the condition of winter grain and of farm animals as they go out of winter quarters. Seeding wheat was somewhat delayed in the Middle States by the early autumn rains, and west of Ohio by dry weather in September and October. Later conditions were good in both sec tions with mild and drier weither in the East and a fair supply of moisture in the West. In the South the condition of the soil for seeding was generally favorable. In California the autumn rains were fol lowed by a dry season in the winter, but refreshing showers in March caused the germination of the lately sown and vig orous growth of the early seeded area. There was little winter protection except for a short time in mid-winter in the lati tude of heavy winter snows; consequently more of the northern breadths are some what brown in color, and patches in wet soils are winter killed, yet the tempora has been so mild, with so few sudden extremes, that the present condition is vety good. The plants are generally well rooted, and have been growing over a large part of the area through the win ter. The general average conditioa is 94, nearly the same as the April condition of the cron of 1886, which fell at harvest to 87.8. That of 1888 was 82, and that of the previous year was 88. In April the condition of the large crop of 1884 was 95.4, gciug up to 98 at harvest. The present condition by principal States is: New York, 94; Pennsylvania, 93; Texas, 97; Ohio, 88; Illinois, 97; Missouri, 95; Kansas, 96; California, 98. The condi tion in the Southern States ranges from 90 to 97. The rye crop is also in good condition. The general average is 93 9. The mild weather has been favorable to farm animals, which are generally in high condition. The general average fer horses is 98.4, for cattle 90.9, sheep 97.4, swine 95.6. The estimated losses from disease and all other causes during the past year have also been much less than usual. BNCOURAQINCI ORDNANCE-K AKINO. The Army Fortification Board which has been holding sessions in the War Department during the winter, has drawn up a set of rules to govern the tests of experi mental guns. The act creating the Board provides that it shall prescribe the dimensions and method of testing guns of ten or twelve inches calibre that may be submitted by private parties, and if any gun offered shall fulfill the require ments as to accuracy, range, power of endurance and general efficiency, the gun and ammunition (which is to be fur nished with the gun) shall be paid for at a fair valuation, including the cost of transportation. A contract is also to be made at reasonable prices with the party presenting the best of such guns for a fur ther supply. The Board has accordingly formulated the following conditions, which have been approved by the Secre-1 tary of War: Tbe 10-inch gun shall be about SO tons (long) in weight, and the' length 34 calibers, measure from face of j obturator to face of muzzle. It is desir able tbat the trunnions be 1- inches in diameter, and the distance between the rim barn 42 inches, in order to avoid the necessity for special carriage. The power must be a muzzle energy of not less than 1,500 foot tons; the range shall, for 20 degrees elevation, be 13,050 yards, and corresponding ranges shall be obtained with lower elevations. The requirements as to accuracy are that 25 per cent of the shot shall strike within a vertical rectangle 1.4 feet by one foot at 1,500 yards range, and within a horizontal rect angle 48 yards by 9.2 yards; at 10,000 yards range the endurance test shall not be less than 300 rounds, with full charges. After 250 or more rounds may have been fired, the gun may be lined totally or in part, when at least 50 rounds more will be fired to fully test the strength of the construction. After this, the general soundness and efficiency of the gun shf.uld not be materially im p;ii«d. except so far as may have re sulted from erosion. Should any mate rial modification of construction be made duriug the trial, at least 50 rounds, with full charges, shall be fired thereafter. The weight cf projectiles to be used with full charges snail be about 575 pounds. Three hundred rounds of am munition shad be the proper amount to be supplied with the gun for the test. As a protf of general efficiency, the breech mechanism should work freely and tie convenient for operating, the opening and doting of the breech bo performed with out great difficulty by one man. The pro jectiles shall admit of being readily handled, inserted and entered in the bore, and not bo subject to injury or de formation either in handling or transpor tation. A rapidity of fire of fifteen rounds per hour shall be obtainable, using such appliances for loading as are employed by the ordnance department of the United States army. Tbe repairs allow able during the entire trial of the gun, exclusive of insertion of a lining tube, will be confined to repairing or renewing parts injured during the trial. No alterations that may affect the general construction of any part will be made without the sanction of the Board. For a 12-inch gun, tbe weight is to be about 52 tons; oore 32 calibres long, and it is desired that the trunnions be 1-1 inches in dia meter and 40 8 inches between the rim bases. The power is to be not less than 20,000 foot tons range, 14,700 yards at 20 degrees elevation, that the accuracy shall be the same as the 10 inch gun ; endur ance not less than 250 rounds (lining may be inserted after 200 rounds); the weight of the projectile about 1,000 pounds; and the other conditions are to be the same as in the case of the 10-inch gun, except that a fire of ten rounds per hour shall be attain able. Experimental guns shall be sub mitted for test as soon as practicable, and within three years from date. It is not considered practicable for the Board to determine at this time what will be a fair valuation of the experimental gun which shall have fulfilled tho requirements pre scribed, nor whnt should be considered reasonable for a further supply of similar guns. It is believed to be better, on all accounts, to leave these questions for de termination after the actual com and value of such guns can be known. It is underttood, l.owever, that tho Board is disposed to deal in a liberal spirit with parties submitting guns wHi a view to carrying out the evident pur pose of the Act of Congress which was to encourage the development in the United States of works capable of sup plying tbe needs of the country in the way of sea coast and other kindred de fenses. ADMIRAL PATTERSON DEAD. Rear Admiral Thomas H. Patterson, U.S.N, (retired), died last night from exhaustion consequent upon long illness. Funeral to-morrow. Rear Admiral Patterson was born in New Orleans in 1820, and entered the navy as a midshipman in 1830, and, at the breaking out of the war, bad attained the rank of lieutenant. He was present at the siege of Yorktowu, and opened (he way up the Pamunky river in sup port of General McfJlellan's army. He was commissioned commander in 1802, and from that time until 1865 was engaged in blockade duty off Wilming ton, N. C. He became Commodore in 1873. He commanded the Yvashiug ton Navy Board, and in 1876 was Presi dent of the Naval Board of Examination. In 1881 he became Rear Admiral, bis last sea duty being to command the Asiatic squadron in 1880. He was re tired in 1883. Admiral Patterson was a brother to the wife of Admiral Porter. THE PEN'SACOLA AFLOAT. The commandant of the Norfolk Navy Yard reported to Secretary Tracy that the Pensacola is floated, and has not been strained. The accident will not. cause over a week's delay in the work of repairing. The West Enders. The West End Hoard of Trade held its regular weekly meeting at the corner of Temple and Metcalf streets last evening. A committee consisting of A. M. Ells worth, E. Edgar Galbreth and C. A. Stilson was appointed to investigate the status of reservoir No. 4, and endeavor to have tho City Council accept the proposition and exchange deeds with the owners of the Montana tract. Tbe secretary was authorized to peti tion the City Council to havo the electric light mast moved from the center of the intersection of Temple and Bunker Hill avenue to one of the corners of the same streets. Messrs. .1. Mills Davies, B. P. Ward and H. C. Register were appointed a committee to confer with the cily author ities and petition them to change and establish tiie grade at certain points on Temple street. The election of officers resulted as fol lows: President, H. C. Register; Vice- Presidents, C. A. Stillson and A. M. Ells worth ; Secretary, C. A. Luckenbach; Treasurer, Daniel Innes; Executive Com mittee, J. Mills Davies, E. G. Field, H. G. Pinnoy, E. H. Hutchinson and E. Mdgar Galbreth. The secretary was instructed to invite all property owrera and residents to meet the Board next Wednesday night, to dis cuss tbe establishment of a large manu facturing industry in the West End. Disturbed: a meeting-. A colored man by the name of Wash ington White was arrested yesterday on a warrant charging him with disturbing a public meeting. The Rev. R. C. An derson, the colored pastor of a colored congregation, swore out the complaint. According to the account given by the pastor, Mr. Washington White had been given a letter of dismissal from the con gregation, and had taken offense at the church. Ho had recently presented himself at tbe house of prayer and had disturbed the meeting by light remarks, even venturing to insult the cloth. White was taken before Justice Stanton and ordered to appear for trial to-day. The Holy city. The mechanical ''City of Jerusalem," as exhibited at comer Main and Second ! streets, is a marvel of art and historical merit. It has an advantage over lite fa | mous cycloramas of Gettysburg and like works from tbe fact that the scenic work is equally line, but the characters are all animated, and walk through the streets and palaces as if living. The place was well filled last night notwithstanding the rain. It is well worth seeing. The Hotel Arcadia at Santa Monica will close on April 11th and re-open on June 15th for the summer. J. W. Scott, Lessee. FRIGHTFUL COLLISION. Manager McCool's Car Made Into Matchwood. FOUR PERSONS GET KILLED. Five Others Severely Scalded—Crim inal Negiigence of a Train Dispatcher. Associated Preai Dispatches to the Hbbald. I Chicago, April 10.—By a collision be tween a passenger and a freight train en the Chicago, Santa Fe and California road near Joliet this morning. DETAILS OF THR AIJCJDHNT. Chicago, April 10. —Following is an other account of the accident on the Chi cago, Santa Fe aud California Railroad this morning: The regular eastbound train was jut leaving Lorenzo Station, fifty miles from Chicago, at 4:30, when the accident occurred. Attached to the rear of the train was the private car of Manager McCool, of the California Cen tral, occupied by J. F. Hart, Mayor of Urooikline, Matbs., and a director of the California Central Railroad, his wife, his eon, Henry Robert Hart, bis niece, Miss Winslow, J. L. Lamb, the porter, known only as Harry, and the cook, named Thomas Smith. Just as the train was pulling out of the station an extra fast stock train follow ing ran into the rear of the passenger train at high speed, demolishing the pri vate car, and exploding the boiler of the freight engine. Large quantities of steam escaped, scalding those who escaped from the effects of the crash. As soon as the wreck could be cleared to allow of tbe removal of the doad and wounded, they were found to be as follows: Killed—Miss Winslow, Henry Hart, tbe potter and the cook, the two latter residents of Los Angeles. Scalded—J. F. Hart and wife, J. D. Falmer, brakeman, J. L. Lamb and another. The engineer and fireman of the freight train jumped and escaped injury. None of tbe cars except tbut of Hart's was se riously damaged. The dead and wounded were put upon the train and brought to this city. VARIOUS RUMORS. The bodies of the dead were taken to an undertaking establishment. The wonnded were conveyed to Mercy Hos pital. It cannot be learned that Manager McCool waß on board. The party in his car were friends who had been visiting him at Los Angeles. It is difficult to get at the exact facts. One account says the freight engineer was crushed to a jelly against the boiler head; another that he escaped unhurt. It is also said several wounded are in the other cars of the train left at the scene of the accident. This is not believed to be true, as the other cars were not badly damaged. BOMB ONE HAD lII.I'NDERED. The passenger train was running on time, and the extra freight, through some inexcusable error of fie train dis patcher, was allowed to follow. At Lorenzo tbe grade is very steep, and the engineer of the extra saw the train was unmanageable jutt he perceived the lauiDß of the passenger. Ho whistled for brakes, but too iate. His engine crashed into the private car, driving it up on the steps of the Pullman car ahead. In ad dition to being scalded, J. F. Hart had both legs broken. Henry W. Lamb, also in the private car, was scalded aoout the face and body. Palmer, a freight brakeman'waß hurled over the freight engine into the mass of debris, and escaped with a scalded face and ter ribly burned hands. John Bynder, engineer of the passenger train, was severely hurt. NOT TO BE BLAMED. The fireman on the passenger train said: "We are not to be blamed for this accident. It was pitch dark and densely foggy when the crash came. We were running on time, and the freight was an extra. The freight engine ran right through the last car, and then the boiler buret. The cries of the dying and the injured were fimply awful. Boiling water had been thrown over them, and their flesh was scalded." Boston, April 10.—John F. Hart and psrty, who were in the accident on the Santa Fe near Chicago this morning, left here February 7th, on an excursion to the South and West, and were returning home. Hart was formerly in the boot and shoe busiuoss, but had retired from active business. W. Lamb, who was injured, is a medical officer of the Atehi- Bon railroad. Unfloatable Levi. Detroit, April 10.—Light snows and no heavy rains during the past winter have resulted in the most remarkable drouth this spring that the lumber woods of upper Michigan have ever experi enced, and over one billion logs banked and ready to be floated to the mills be low are hung up, because there is not enough water in the streams to float them. Heavy and continuous rains alone will be able to rescue this cut, and thus keep tbe mills running the season through. liliody* Keprrteiitadrc. Providence, R. 1., April 10.—In joint assembly to day, tue Legislature cbose Nathan F. Dixon as United States Sen ator. Dixon is a lawyer. He has been a member of the State Senate since 188.3, was a member of Congress from the Second District for one month in 1885 to fill a vacancy. His father, Nathan F. I'ixon, represented Khode Island in both Houses of Congress. Tne Missing- Postal Clerk. Dktboit, April 10.—John G. Thomp son, the missing postal clerk of Colum bus, 0., who left Detroit suddenly Mon day night when he learned that the au thorities kuew of his whereabouts, is now at the British-American Hotel, Windsor. Thompson is a son of the late John G. TnompaoD, the well-known politician. Lang-street Burned. Out. Atlanta, Ga., April 10.—General Jas. Longstreet'e residence, in Gainesville, was burned yesterday. Loss, $10,000. A Momma; Burglary. Thig morning about 1:30 o'clock a man was discovered making an entrance into the saloon of T. 15. Marcbant, at 119 Wilmington street. Mrs. Marchant, who saw him getting in at a window, alarmed her husband, who pursued the fellow into a closet in the yard. He refused to come out when summoned by Marchant and fired two shotj at the latter through the door. Marchant then took a shot at him in turn and struck him in the left thigh, the bullet passing through and lodging in the ether leg. He was taken to the police station and after his wounds were treated he was booked for burglary. He turned out to be W. E. Wilson, a former barkeeper for Marchant.