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DAILY HERALD. \ —rnauaxao— i RBl'Vlßy DAYB A WKKK. loamrH n. ltsch. jambb j. aysrh AYKRS & LYNCH. - PUBLISHERS. CITY OFFIOIAI. PAPER. Entered at tne poetoffioe at Loa Angelea aa second-class matter.! DBUVSRBD BY CAR RES KB /at 90a. per Week, or SOe. per Jlontfi. Office ol Fabrication, 123-125 West Second Itnea. Loa Angelea Telephone No. 166 TOMWAI. NOVEfIIttER 19, 1889. A Reltible Railroad Pointer. Tne hkha i n nas never wavered in its belief that direct railroad connection with Salt Lake was among the inevitable developments tha 1 , would soon material ise. It is, of course, always difficult to find oat with approximate certainty the projects and plans of railroa d men. A great deal of guess-work must sometimes be done to even follow at a respscttul distance the mysterious movements of the men who are at the head of railway enterprises, and sometimes a work of the greatest importance to a region is held so well in hand that the localities interested in it are kept in ignorance until the scheme is ripe for action and can no longer be held from the puolio. But there are al ways indications and signs forerunning these sew departures which a shrewd observer can interpret with almost ab solate certainty. In the past few months there have been many indications point ing to an impending movement on the part of the Union Pacific to reach Los Angeles. Rights of way, franchises and other easements have been carefully secured iv this city and county that conld only be in the interest of a new railroad project. But the day of signs and indications seems to bs past, and we are now on the trail of substantive facts which go to show that the gap between Los Angeles and Frisco in Southern Utah is soon to be the scene of active railroad work. The coincidence of the meeting here last week of Mr. V. G. B>gue, Chief Bugineer of the Union Pacific, snd H. M. McCartney, resident engineer at Salt Lake of the same corporation, both com ing from different directions, might have had bat little significance in itself. But when it was learned that the latter gen tleman had actually come by wagon from the terminus of the Utah Oentral, at Milford, it was surmised correctly that the motive of making this peouliar and nnnenal trip was to inspect himself the •haracter of the coaatry along the line of the survey already made. Elsewhere in this issue of the Hbbald will be found tbe full explanation of this significant meeting here of these two railroad of ficials. There is now no doubt that the Union Pacific will push to the Pacific Cbean in two directions—one north and one eonth. The southern line will be run from Milford to this city, and we have high anthority for saying that Redondo Beach has been selected as the ocean terminus of the road, whether per manently or not, we are not prepared to state. This last fact comes to us from so high and credible an authority that we are puzzled to make it fit into what we have all along regarde 1 as a matter beyond doubt. Rat'lasneke Island was certainly purchased at a round sum a year ago for a railroad pur pose, and we have always been fully im pressed with the idea that the Union Pacific Company was behind the deal. Bat this reasonable conjecture must be abandoned if the Union Pacific has se lected Redondo as its permanent ocean terminus. Is it possible that the South ern Pacific Company was the tab rota purchaser of Rattlesnake Island ? We are assure J that one hundred and fifty miles of road—from Milford to Fioehe—has bsen let out to graders. Indeed, the fact that a large force of men ire already at work on that section of Ihe road was known here two weeks ago. Th 3 entire distance from Milford to this city is something over four hundred miles. The territory to be traversed pre sents no construction 'difficulties what ever until the mountains that separate us from the Mohave Desert are reached. The Union Pacific will have the choice to come into this valley over the Santa Fe's rails through the dj in Pass, or can carve out a route for itself via the sur veyed line that strikes in at the Arroyo Seco. It is likely, however, that the former will be availed cf at the start, for there is undoubtedly an anderstanding and league of amity on this subject between the Uaion Pacific and the Santa Fe people, who already have a line of road reaching from this city to Bedondo Beach. We begin to feel that our hopes are abont to be realized, and that tbe day is not far distant when the mineral treas ures of Southern Nevada and Utah will be opened to us by a line of railroad direct to Salt Lake. With this road in operation Los Angeles will not only be placed in communication with the East by another overland railway system, but the manufacturing industries of this city will be immensely stimulated by their easy access to cheap coal meas ures. The rich mineral districts that will be tapped by this new road, and that have lain dormant because their treasures could not be made profitably available without the aid of cheap trans portation facilities, will become a source of Immense value to the merchants and producers of this city and valley. The wealth which this tributary territory will pour into Los Angeles will do for our sty what the Comstock did for San Francisco in the decade that succeeded the discoveries in that famous ledge. Thk sale of American girls to titled nobodies ia Europe is still proceeding very briskly, although there is an occa sional jar in the badness, such as that which characterised the breaking off of the engagement between Prince Murat and Miss Caldwell. It seems that this young lady has a will of her! THB LOB ANGELES DAILY HIRALD: TUESDAY MORNING. FOTEMBER 12,1889 own, and had declared that while she would give her husband enough money to enable him to make a respectable appearance at his club, she would never permit him to have anything to do with her business affairs. This was enough to petrify the blood of a man like Mnrat, aud his withdrawal followed. Had Miss Cald well married this titled adventurer, she would have caught a first class parvenu. The famous cavalryman whom Napoleon Bonaparte married to his sister and made King of Naples was the son of an Italian innkeeper, who made up in pluck and dash for his lack of blue blood. To offset the rupture of this engagement, however, we have had to record the marriage of Huntington's niece and adopted daughter to Prince Hatzfeldt. This charming girl is an Angelefio, snd was really a Miss Clara Stoddard, the daughter of a respectable hardware dealer who for years lived ion the corner of Fort and Franklin streets. Her brother is an i official of the Southern Pacific, and for years ran on the Santa Monica road. [ The Hatzfeldt blood, however, is as bine as tbe Danube, and Los Angeles will , thus have a charming representative in i very exclusive European aristocratic , circles. Tbis alliance gives onr towns , man, Mr. I. W. Lord, a prince for a ; brother-in-law, as that gentleman is i married to a sister of the Princess Hatz feldt. Or all the drains to which this region is subjected, the most intolerable is that which compels us to send yearly upwards of seven hundred thousand dollars to Sacramento as our proportion of the State taxes. Of this large sum about two hundred thousand dollars will be reim bursed us in the shape of school moneys. The remaining half million leaves this section never to return. A standing and most cogent argument for a State of South California is the yearly substraction of these immense sums. The contribution of Los Angeles county alone to the State Treasury would go far to maintain a frugal government for the new State, and the money raised in taxes would be returned to the chan nels from which it came in the disburse ments incident to the administration of such new State. It is hard to find words to express a proper sense of the profligacy which signalised the last legislature, and Los Angeles will have to sweat for it. If it were not for the immense sums which are drained from the ample ex panse of the State and cariied to Sacra mento that town would soon shrink to one-third her present size. Our tax payers could support the imposition with more resignation, perhaps, were it not for the knowledge that their money goes to support a community which is hostile to them in the highest degree. Seven hundred thousand dollars yearly, kept at home, would do much to vitalize busi ness and encourage enterprise here abouts. The Banker*' Monthly, published in Chicago, has a thorough appreciation of the resources and brilliant foture of California. In its last issue it says: Sine July Ist, San Francisoo has shipped 4,810,000 centals of wheat, and 184,000 barrels nf fliur, against 3,370,000 centals and 370,000 barrels for the cor responding period a year ago. California is only beginning to show her vast re sources. See her banking figures in last Bankert' Monthly. She has half the world for her future customers, Asia and Australasia. So great is the throng of shipping in the bay of San Francisco that there is scarcely room there for the vessels. This year has been one of unusual general prosperity, although there has been great grumbling amongst the wholesale mer chants of San Francisco. An increase of forty-three per cent, over last year in the shipments of wheat is a notable proof of the progress of agriculture in this State. If the merchants of the Golden Gate would aim at email profits and be a little more liberal in their cred its they would do a colossal business with the countries named and with Cen tral and South America. Mb. Fbancibco showed us a fine boll of cotton from a plant raised en bis place on Ninth street. It is not generally known that cotton of an excellent quality can be raised in this valley. This is no mere hap-haaird assertion, but a fact that has been well proven. Early in the sixties the Legislature offered substantial inducements for the farmers of this State to raise cotton. The late Don Mateo Keller planted out an extensive field in the lower part of Ihe town and was rewarded with a very fine crop. When the cotton was picked and baled an official inspection was made of it, and the State paid over to Don Mateo quite a sum in premiums. The English Syndicate that has pur chased the island of Santa Catalina has selected Johnson's landing as the place where the $200,000 hotel will be located. Col. Smith and his party will start this morning for that point,and determine uj.oo the exact site of the new building, work upon which is to be commenced at once. Extensive improvement will be made at Avalon, also, we are informed. Tbe British capitalists give out that they will spare no expense to make the resorts on the island tbe most attractive watering places on the Pacific Coast. Thk gilded youth in the East are just now in a state of great excitement at the disappearance of Miss Drexel and her ten millions into a convent. As marry ing for money has of late years become a regular profession with young gentlemen who are too lazy to make a living for themselves every such incident as that of Miss Drexel's retirement from the vsnities of the world causes weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth amongst the whole tribe of dudehood. Osk of the pleasing peculiarities of that interesting hebdomadal, the Argo naut, is tbe couple of columns which it sives to the shortcomings of the Roman Catholic priesthood. Pixley is very! careful never to record anything good which he may encounter of these rever end gentlemen, but wo betide when any one of them shows that he has the fail ings of his fellow man. \n the Argonaut has always from three to six columns of editorial denunciation of the Pope's Irish besides, his paper makes an interesting ecclesiastical pot pourri Doubtless the Catholic Centennial now under way at Baltimore will excite the great Corypheus of the American party to great fury, and his outgivings therea nent will have the hue and intensity of the seething white hot iron. Thb purchase of Sunol by Robert Bon ner retires that marvel of racers perma nently from the turf. Tn c State of Washington came into the Union yesterday, as the 42 J star in the galaxy. THE WORLD'S PAIR. Vongreaaman Parson* Rill -to Lo cate It at t'hlcago, Chicago, November 11. —At a meeting of the Committee on Congressional Action, held this afternoon, a bill sub mitted by Congressman Pay son was en dorsed as the one to be presented at the coming session of Congress to secure tbe location of tbe World's Fair at Chicago. The title of the bill is: "A bill relative to celebrating the 400 th anniversary of the discovery of America by Columbus, by holding an exposition of the arts, in dustries, manufactures and products of the world in the city of Chicago and State of Illinois, in the year 1892." The bill recites tbe reasons for holding such an exposition in Chicago, and Bets par ticular emphasis upon the fact that Chicago asks ot the United States Government no appropriations or loan for the purposes of such exposition. It provides that all articles and goods imported for exhibit shall be admitted free of duty, aud the only appropriation asked is $50,000, which is to be "expended under the di rection of the Secretary of the Treasury for all purposes connected with the ad mission of foreign goods for the exposi tion." Tne bill also provides that "there shall be admitted to said exhibition by the Government from its Executive Department, the Smithsonian Institute and National Museum such articles and materials as illustrate the function and administrative faculties of the Govern ment in the time of peace and its recourses as a war power, tending to demonstrate the nature of our institutions and their adaption to the wants of the people." Baseball Arbitrator!. Naw York, November 11.—The Board of Arbitration of the National Baseball League and American Association met today. Considerable business was trans acted, but the session was held with closed doors. The representatives of the minor leagues expressed themselves sat isfied with the agreement for '89, and had no changes to suggest, except per haps that the minor leagues be given the privilege of suspending a player indefi nitely, instead of only for the season. The board re-elected President Young and Secretary Byrne for the ensuing year. The dispute between the Chicago and Omaha clubs, of the Western Asso ciation, for tbe services of Nagle and Coogan was settled. The petition of several players of the St. Joseph club to be relieved from the mandates of the re serve rule, because the club had failed to pay their salaries, was granted. Coloi\el Rogers' motion to amend Paragraph A ot Article 11, of the National Agreement, so as to permit the making of contracts for twelve months or a term of years, in s eak of seven months, was after a discus sion withdrawn, and the board took a recess until evening. It. was near midnight when the Board of Arbitration completed its labars. Sec retary Byrne announced that no mate rial change had been made in the national agreement. There were several changes in the articles of qualified admission. The words "black list" had been elimin ated, and "ineligible" substituted. It was decided to give the minor leagues power to control and reserve payers the same as the National Leagues and Association; that is when a player refuses to sign a contract the club can reserve him from year to year. He can not, however, be indefinitely suspended. A rule was adopted prohibiting a minor league playing a game with any club that contains ineligible players, or has played with a club in which are inelig ible players. During the evening Mike Kelly cmc into the hotel. He was greeted by Di rector Soden, of the Boston clob, and the two held an earnest consultation for some flf'een minutes. That- there was some thing in the wind was evident, and it was rumored Mike was ready to sign the League contract, but no one could be found who would state positively that such was the fact. Cronin Attorneys' Quarrel. Chicago November 11.—After the ad journment of the Cronin trial this after noon there was an altercation between Attorney Forrest, of the defense, and Mr. Hynee, counsel for the State, in which some bitter personalities were ex changed. State's Attorney Longenecker wanted Cronin's clothes which were found in the sewer remanded to the custody of Police Captain Sjhuettler for cleaning and deodorizing, as the taintjpf the sewer was very perceptible in the courtroom. Forrest objected to Schoett ler, and insinuated that the Police Cap tain was not a proper person; that they should be placed in the charge of the Clerk of the court. Forrest's insinua tions about Schuettler were taken up by Hynes and a personal dispute ensued, in which both gentlemen abused each other. Judge McConnell finally called a halt in the proceeding". lowa Returns. Das Moinbs, lowa, November 11.— The official vote for State officers was canvassed in every county today. The Stale Register received full returns from eighty-six of the ninety-nine counties. They show that Boies (Dem.), for Gov ernor, is elected by a plurality estimated at 6,000. The lowest vote on the Republican ticket, outside of Governor, waa Lieptenant-Governor, and the returns of eighty-six counties give Poyneer (Rep ), 150,031; Bestow (Dem.), 152,548. The probable estimate of the thirteen remaining counties, bas ing the estimate on the vote for Hutchi son, who is behind Poyneer, gives Poy neer the election by about 500 plurality. The rest of the Republican ticket is therefore also elected by a plurality of from 1,000 to 3,000. Bridge Down at Jananona. Johnstown, Pa., November 11.—The long bridge connecting Cambria City and Millville was entirely demolished this morning by the high water. The loss will greatly retard the removal of the dead from the Morellville cemetery to a permanent resting place in Prospsct i cemetery. EASTERN HAPPENINGS. Frances Willard fie-Elceted by the W.C. T. U. HER BIKT TO THE SOCIETY Blizzards Raging in Dakota, Kansas and New Mexico—Ter rible Suffering. Aeeoelated Proas Dispatches to tbe Hsbald. | Chicago, November 11.—MissFrancis E. Willard watt re-elected President of the National W. C. T. U. this morning. The opposition to Miss Willard did not make any effort to defeat her re-elec tion. It would have been use iesß to have attempted it, as out of the 463 authorised to vote, 127 were appointees of Miss Willard'e ex ecutive corrmittee. When the informal ballot was counted 430 of the ballots bore Miss Willard's name. Nine were cast for Mrs. Foster, seme for Mrs. Mary H. Hunt, of Boston, some for Mrs. Woodbridge and some were blank. A motion was made then that the Secretary cast the ballot of the conven tion for Miss Willard. This was done, and that lady was escorted to the plat form, where she was greeted with an en thusiastic reception. Miss Willard said she was sure many ladies had voted for her who were not in sympathy with her methods. She took this to mean tbat they expected her to try to keep peace. She wonld try ; yet standing true to the light that shines upon the W. C. T. U., •■he felt that she was put under a blebs."l restraint by what had been done. A few department reports were read, and the election of other officers de ferred. THB MORTON MATTBB DIHMIBSBD. There was another brief spat over the Morton saloon license question at the afternoon session. One of the delegates read a telegram from someone in the East reasserting the statement tbat a license for a bar-room was taken out by Morton's manager. Mrs. Hoffman rose to speak, but Mrs. Z. G. Wallace shut off further discussion by the introduction of this resolution: ' Inasmuch as Vice-President Morton occupies the second position in authority in an administration that favors the policy of high license, I move that the whole matter be dismissed from the con sideration of the convention, as he could not have done otherwise without rebuk ing the policy of his party." This was adopted. Senator Blair, of New Hampshire, de livered an address. Tbe election oi officers was then taken up. Mrs. Caroline B. Buell was re elected Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. Mary A. Wood bridge Reoording Secre tary, and Miss Esther Pugh, Treasurer. miss willabd's gift. Mrs. H. R. Johnston, President of the California Union, led tbe prayer-meet ing, at the conclusion of which Miss Wil lard said tbat from the sale of her book, "Glimpses of Fifty Years," there re mains due her a balance of (2 930, which she would donate to the W. C. T. U. Great applause followed. Mian Pugh called for order, and moved that the con vention should not accept tbis money. Miss Willard had earned it by her own hard work. The motion was seconded, bat Miss Willard refused to put it to the house. Miss Willard's gift is one of the largest ever tendered to the society. Mrs. Mary H. Hunt spoke on temper ance work in colleges, and said the col lege department of the society was about to address a letter to the faculties and Presidents of American colleges, asking them to forbid the drinking of wine and liquors at class banquets and college suppers. Mrs. Forbes read the repot t of the. Women's Teraporance Publication Asso ciation, which did a business of $163 000 last year. Prcf. Dickey, Chairman of the Na tional Committee of the Prohibition party, spoke briefly about his belief iv prohibition, woman's ballot and the W. C. T. U. Mosdames Carhart and Potter, fra ternal delegates from the Home Mission ary Society of the M. E. church, urged concerted action. Mrs. Bradley, of London, representing the White Cross and White Shield Socie ties, described the work in England. A number of other brief addresses were made, among them one by Mrs. Laura Haviland, the quakereas, who is 80 years old aud still working for temperance. TUE EVENING SEBSION. During theevecing session thenational oratorical contest for the first diamond medal offered in the Demoreßt series of prizes, occurred. The contestants weie Miss Mabel Underhill, of Naw York; Master Ray Sudwick, of Michigan; Mies Alice Hecklinger, of New York; Miss Minnie Ettington, of Lone Prairie; Eunice Mellville, of Minnesota; OUie Hiatt, of Kansas, and Daisy Stoddard, an eleven-year-old girl from Nebraska. She delivered a prohibition address en titled "Liquor, an Outrage,"' and was awarded the price amid great applause. General Neal Dow spoke at some length. He denounced the non-par'isan element in the W. C. T. U., and eaid the only course the organisation could take with honor is the straightforward support of prohibition. The old parties are irrev ocably committed to the license policy. The Executive Committee held a long session tonigh', considering the charsres of the Presidents of the Minnesota and Illinois Unions against the President of the lowa "Union. Tha outcome of the deliberatioas could not be learned to night. THE SNOW BLOCKADE. Purtber Heparts of Snffsrlnsr Burin* tbe Late Bllssaard. Trinidad, Col., November 11.—Various parties who spent ten days in the snow blockade between Emery Gap and Fol som, New Mexico, arrived in the city today. Thoy report the suffering of men and animals fully as gruat as has been reported. Patrick Casey, an engineer, was eleven days making the run from Trinidad to the TexaH line and return. Two days and nights ho was without food, except one meal he made on a jack rabbit caught in the snow. Seventy-five men shoveling snow atMount Dora were cut off from food two days and nig its. They got some sheep out "of the snow, roasted and ate them. A delayed passenger tra'a was cut off from eating stations three days. They drew on the express cars for food supplies. The laborers who shoveled snow, when hun gry tapped freight cars containing can ned goods, with an iron ohisel or other tools. A hungry man would knock a hole in a can of corn or tomatoes and then drink the can empty. Sometimes this raw food waß frozen, but it went iamong men co hungry. Two livo goats were being shipped in s caboose and th» j hungry men cat their throats and a 6 them raw. Report says a sica man, traveling with two children, lay on his back two days helpless; ht had only crackers for nourishment. A sheep grower nrar Ute creek, near Garcia, is reported to have lost 5.000 sheep from a flock of 8,000. Engineer 1 yon said that he saw more real desti tution during tbe ten days of this snow blockade than in all hie life before. The road was opened by a rotary snow plow, but remained open only a few boars. This morning snow blocked the cats again, and the passenger train due here from the south this forenoon is stuck in the snow tonight. Altogether the blizzard has been a terrible one. None oi us ever saw or heard of euch a one in Southern Colorado or New Mexico. It was a Dakota storm that got off ite range and struck an uneuppecting peo ple. President Morgan Jones, of the Fort Worth road, was himself a passen ger from the scene of the blockade today. The latest report from Clayton, N. M., says: Tidings from the small towns and ranches off the railroad confirm tbe re ported loss of life and property during the last storm. From Tramperas comes the news that three Mexican herders, George Pinard and two companions, perished the second day of the storm. I ,hj in Brow, of Seneca, lost one herder, name unknown. He was herding horses in the San Rafael district for Mr. Wright. He and two other men left their horses and started for a place of shelter. Be coming numb, he fell and perished. His companions were too much exhausted to help him. QThe total lots of life so far numbers nine souls. Several more are missing. Their friend* are anxiously searching for them. The loss of ehet-p in and around this place alone is 26,000 head. Several large herds on the creek have not yet been heard from. The los in cattle will not be as heavy as at first supposed, unless cold weather contiuues Snow began today again, and continues to fall tonight. About eight inches of new snow on top of the twenty inches already ou the ground, makes it. impossi ble for tbe railrotd folks to keep tbe tracks clear. They succeeded in getting trains through yesterday, but are all snowed tip again tonight, and. the cold ie intense, being almost down to zero. Snow Monti ttasrlna-. Minneapolis, November 11. —A. violent snow ptorm is raging in South Dakota. It is drifting considerably. SANTA FE TRAINS DELAYED. Denver, Cel., November 11.—It is snowing today aloDg tbe Atchison, To pnka and Santa Fe we.-t of the Glorieta mountains, and all trains are delayed six to ten hours. BLIZZARD-STRICKEN KANSAS. Kansas City, November 11.—Dis patches from Southern and Western Kan sas state that the blizzard is sweeping over that country. The wind turned to the north early in the evening, and brought with it snow, whioh in some localities Is drifting badly. At Arkansas City, near the Indian Territory line, a regular "norther" is reported. At Syra cuse tho blizzard is at its height. Abilene reports a severe wind aud snow. Brltlsn lleleffatt-s tall la Line. Washington, November 11.—Immedi ately after the International Marine Conference had been called to order to day, Delegate Hall called attention to the fact that at the time the British dele gates to the conference were appointed they wer<* inetructcd to discnes only General Divisions Nob. 1 and 3of the programme as prepared by the delegate-* from the United States, because Great Britain was of the opinion that the scope of the programme was too extensive; but in view of the marked progress that has bson made, the delegates had received instructions from Her Majesty's Govern ment to engage in the consideration of the various other divisions of the pro gramme prepared by the delegates from the United States. Tbis announcement was received with applanee. Ellsabeiu Kacea Elizabeth, N. J., November 11.—Five furlongs—Fordham won, Bin* Rock sec ond, Express third ; time, 1:08?4. Three-fourths mile—Treetle won, Ben efit second, Oregon third ; time, I:22'^. Three-fourths mile—Harrisburg won, Bohemian second, Faciei third; lime I#2s£. Mile and a quarter—Now or Never won, Dunboyne second, Glendale third • time. 2:22?^. Three-quarters of a mile—Golden Reel woe, Glenmoundsecond, Bradford third • time 1:21%. Mile—Puzzle won, St. Nick Becoud, Valentine third ; time 1:30. Vempetlna: lor Coast Traffic. Chicago, November 11.—It is stated on good authority that the Rock Island roatl has made satisfactory arrangements for competing with the Northwestern- Union Pacifi'j combination for Pacific Coast traffio. Pre>ident Cable was sue cewful while in New York in securing allies for a transcontinental combination, and only the minor details of the plan remain unsettled. The same authority says the facts will be given to the public in a few datß. President Cable refuses as yet to make any statements. Tbe Kansas Defaulter. Manhattan, Kan., November 11.—An expert worked all day today attempting to open the safe of the defaulting Connty Treasurer Fortner, who in now in Canada, but could not force the lock, and tbe amount of his defalcation is not yet known. The County Commipsioners, however, estimate his shortage at $30,000. Fortner speculated considerably in real estate and built two stove foundries, one being at Dcs Moines. lowa. It is snp posed that tbe county's money went into theße enterprises. Fortner's bond amounts to $125,000, and his property has all been turned over to his bonds men. Tbe Horn ausl Potato Yield. Washington, November 11.— Tne official returns for November to the Department of Agriculture relate to the yield per acre and quality. Tley make the rate cf production of corn the full average, slightly above 26)6 bushels per acre, and the quality medium. The returns of potatoes make the yield 76 7 tiuebels per acre. A Close Squeeze In. Columbus, Ohio, November 11 —Offi cial returns from sixty counties received at tha Secretary of State's office and the other twenty-eight counties on telegrams from officials of the counties, show that the plurality of the Republican candidate 'or Lieutenant-Governor will be 131 These figures will not vary from the final result. The Republicans elect all of their State ticket, except Governor. Submitted •••> 1 i >or Washington, November 11 —In the Supreme Court today, case No. 1,198, the Oregon Improvement Company, plaintiff in error, vs. the Excelsior Coal Company, was submitted pursuant to the 20th rule by Bidney N. Smith, for plain'iff in error, and by H. J. Schrivener, for defendant in error. THE PAN-AMERICANS. Interviews with Some of ih& Delegates. THEIR FIRST JAUNT COMPLETED, They Think This is a Great Country. Sight-SeeiDff in tbe City of Brotherly Love. UaoeiatoJ Fieaa Dispatches to tbe Eitud,| PatLaDaLPHiA, November 11.—Ths first journey of tbe International Ameri can tourists being practically ended here, an Associated Press representative today sought from a number oi delegates aa expression of their ideas. Judge Alljnso, (relegate from Chili, said his attention had been practically fixed npon the in dustries which produce objeota necessary to railways, because there is a great deal of railway conetrnction in his eonntry. He believes the commerce of this country with Chili will improve if American pro ducers make known their productions by establishing agencies in that country. An increase of communication and cheapen ing of prices of transportation will largely contribute to the same result. He believes in the probability of a railroad through the three Americas, and thinks its advan tages would be considerable. Great em barrassment to trade arises from ths complicated customs methods of the United States, and be thinks a uniformity of customs regulations upon the simplest basis should be established. The coming conference will contribute powerfully to the union of American nations. General Peraza.of Venezuela, said tho journey of the delegates had found a practical solution of many commercial problems between the American coon tries. It is tbe conviction of most cf the delegates tbat the main difficulty in de* veloping mutual trade consists iv the luck of good communications. "The trip," said General Peraza, "has proved this much—that all previous opinions re garding blood and language as barriers to a perfect understanding between nations are discredited by facts." Minister Romero, of Mexico, who has resided over twenty years in Wash ington and traveled much throughout tbe country, spoke of the wonderful progress in the West, and had also been struck by the interest displayed everywhere in the subjects which the conference will dis cuss. He thinks a great deal has been gained by calling the attention of the paople of the United States to the re sources of the other countries in this hemisphere, and that the international railway scheme is feasible and will before long be undertaken. Delegate Castellanos, of San Salvador, said increased accommodations for com merce were absolutely necessary, and he should advocate the payment of subsidies to transportation companies. A uniform standard of money is needful. An inter national railway would, with pleasure, be aided by his couutry. The opening of the Nicaragua canal will ba a great boon to Sao Salvador and alt the other repub lics of the South. Delegate Celaya, of Honduras, said he had been most impressed by the extra ordinary energy of the people of tha United Sates, who never seem to tire of work, and whose ambition to excel known no bounds. He thinks our pros perity largely due to the development oi the iron industry, scientifically applied to machinery aud railways, two things in which he thinks the United States is un questionably of all other nations. He strongly favors an international rail road. BIOHT SKKI.NO IN TUB QI7AKBR CITY. Philadelphia, November 11. —The In ternational Americans started out this morning on a round of sight-sseiug. The first point visited was Wanamaker'a mammoth dry goods and notion estab lishment. The delegates next visited Sellers' machine shop and the Baldwin locomotive works, where luncheon was spread. Explosion of tflasst rswder. Philadelphia, November 11. —An ex plosion of flash powder occurred at the chemical manufacturing establishment of Wiley & Wallace, this afternoon, by which three men were instantly killed, one fatally, one Eerionsly and another slightly injured. The force of the explo sion shook the houses in the neighbor hood. Thirteen girls and a number of men were employed in the upper floors, and they were panic stricken by the shock. The girls attempted to jump from the windows and some of them fainted, thus adding to the excitement. The building and stock were badly damaged, all of the windows and bottles being smashed, the lower floors torn up and walls damaged. It <s supposed the explosion was caused by Joseph Wiley in pouring a bottle of flash powder into a pink. Wiley was the senior member of the firm, and leaves a wife and several children. Cotton Oil Trust Officer*. Nkw York, November 11. —At a meet ing of tbe Board of Trustees of the A.morioan Cotton Oil Trust, held today, the resignations of J. H. Flagler as Presi dent and J. Mobs as Treasurer of the board were accepted. Judge Aldridge was unanimously elected President, and the election of a Treasurer was postponed until next meeting. The Cnerokee Council. Tahlequah, I T., November 11—The Cheiokea Council today took nr) the matter of the eale of the outlet to the Government. It was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affaire, which is composed of ex-Chief Kose, F. H. Mayes, brother of Chief Mayes, and Stephen Tehe, all of whom are opposed to the sale of the land. Tney Ate fomun id « übbage. Looansport, Ind., November 11.—The family of John Cassey, consisting of five persona and three guests, were yesterday poisoned by eating cabbage sprinkled with Paris green. It is feared that two or three of them may die. Freight 1 ruin fatality. Jackson, Term., November 11.—A freight train on tbe Mobile and Ohio road was derailed near Kenton, yesterday. A brakeman and the engineer w«re killed, and the fireman and conductor serioasly injured, Shot In a Saloon. Salt Lakr, November 11.—In a quar rel in a saluou at Nine Mile, near Price, Saturday morning, Mr. Brock, the pro rietor, shot and instantly killed Frank Foote, a son of Judge Foete, of Nephi. Upholsterers Assign. PniLAfBLPniA, November 11 —The upholstery firm of Dell and Jo ß eph 0. Noblit' has assigned, with liabilities be tween $100 000 and $200 000. The stock in hard is valued at more than the amount of their liabilities.