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only a stipulation for a brief time, and
it will be prosecuted vigorously in tbe
regular session. _
SENATE PROCEEDINGS.
PrflTVr Concludes »n<l Jonas of Nevada
Ksitaui Bis Bpaeeh.
Washington, Oct. 21.—1n the senate
the committee on judiciary reported
favorably the house joint resolution for
the disposition of certain property and
money amounting to $300,000, now in
the hands of the receiver for the Church
of Latter Day Saints, authorizing its
application to charitable purposes of
the church. After the adoption of an
amendment specifying more particu
larly the uses to which it should be ap
plied, the joint resolution was passei
Peffer then resumed and finished his
speech on the repeal bill.
Jones of Nevada then resumed his
argument. He argued at great length
that the volume of money should in
crease at tbe existing proportion to the
increase of population. He declared
the United States had reached the
maximum in the production of silver,
and there was no foundation for the
belief that with free coinage the United
States would be flooded with silver.
Voorhees aaked Jones to yield in argu
t»en\ Voorhees gave way to Harris of
Tennessee, who rose to a question of
privilege. Keferriug to an article in a
New York paper Harris said: "One
clause of the report of an interview with
me rendered the construction possible
that I indnlged in a threat as to the
vice-president, in iheevent he could rule
in a given question. I simply desire to
say that no conclusion could be more ab
surd and untrue than such a construc
tion put upon any language used by me
to reporters or other people."
Voorhees then moved an executive ses
sion, after which the senate took a re
cess until Mondry at 10 a. m.
HOUSE PROCEEDINGS.
The financial Condition of the Treaanry
tHscnaned.
Washington, Oct. 21.—An interesting
discussion on tbe financial condition of
the treasury and the country took place
in the house .today. McMillin said it
was no longer possible to consider the
financial straits in which the treasury
was. The treasury was running behind
every month. Nothing had been paid
on the sinking fund for some time, and
it was notorious that tho treasury bad
been driven to use a portion of the
$100,000,000 gold reserve maintained to
redeem outstanding greenback:) to meet
the current expenses.
The bill to construct a revenue cutter
for the great lakes, to replace the Andy
Johnson, which has been doing service
on Lake Michigan for 30 years, led to
fnrther financial discussion, but the sec
ond morning hour expired hefore action
was had.
Tbe house then resumed consideration
of the printing bill, which was com
pleted, and aa an amendment reported
to tbe house. On the passage of the
bill the vote stood 71 to 3.
Beltzhoover made the point of no quo
rum, and the yeas and nays were or
dered, resulting 138 to 8. No quorum.
Thereupon,at 3:05, the house adjourned.
TREASURY STATISTICS.
Receipt* Falling Wny Below Kipennl-
tur«»—The Gold Reserve.
Washington, Oct. 2L— The receipts
from customs at New York, which comp
rise fully three-fourths of thos9 of the
entire country, during the first 20 days
of October, amounted to $5,038,258, com
pared with $5,507,571 during the first 20
days in September.
The net gold in the treasury today
was $81,700,640, a decrease of nearly
$12,000,000 since the first of the month.
Tbe currency balance today is $21,648,
--0- national bank notes outstanding
today, $269,344,402. The national bank
notes issued during the past six days
aggregated $839,310, and those destroyed
during the same time, $828,168.
The receipts of the government for
the fiscal year up to date amount to
$15.225,000, and the expenditures $20,
--626,000.
A YUMA COMMISSION.
Tart of the Reservation to Be Opened to
Settlement.
Wahhington, Oct. 21.—The secretary
of the interior has appointed a commis
sion to treat with the Yuma Indians for
the opening of a portion of their reser
vation to settlement. The commission
consists of W. J. Houston, Atlanta, Ga.;
.lohn J. Gorman, Pennsylvania; Peter
Brady, Arizona. The portion of the
reservation which it is proposed to open
lies on the west bank of the Colorado
river opposite the town of Yuma, Ariz.,
and is part of the Colorado desert,
Southern California. The Indians have
petitioned for the opening on condition
that they shall have water for the irri
gation of the lands which they retain.
Postal Finances.
Washington, Oct. 21.—The sixth aud
itor of the treasury deportment in
charge of the finances of the postofflce
department, submitted today a report
for the fiscal year ending June 3d, last,
to the postmaster general. The report
shows tbe net revenues of the entire
department for the year to be $77,896,
--933, and expenditures. $81,073,104, mak
ing a deficit of $5,178,381.
Movements of Cruisers.
Washington, Oct. 21.—The United
States ship Lancaster has been ordered
to return to the United States from the
Chinese station.
The navy department is informed of
the arrival of the U.S.B. Baltimore at
Alexandria, Egypt, and the Mononga
hela at Funchal.
Explosion of Natural Gas.
Marion, Ind., Oct. 21.—An explosion
of natural gas here wrecked a dwelling
and fatally injured Mrs. J. H. Bailey
and her 12-year-old daughter. Three
other children were eerioußly burned.
Tyler's It, i or i Broken.
Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 21. —John 8.
Johnson, the cyclist, on a one mile track
at Minnehaha park, today rode a flying
third ol a mile in 37 1-6 seconds, break
ing Tyler's previous record of 38 4 5,
Toy Merchants Attached.
San Francisco, Oct. 21.—8. Feigen
baum & Co.. wholesale toy merchants,
were this morning attached. The
claims against the firm aggregate
$140,000.
Irving: Scott Starts Home.
Chicago, Oct. 21.—Irving M. Scott of
tbe Union iron works, San Francisco,
who has been spending some days at
the fair, left for the Pacific coast to
night.
Yellow FeTer Victims.
Brinkwick, Ga., Oct. 21.—There were
officially reported today four deaths and
49 new cases of yellow fever, the record
breaker of the epidemic.
THE IRRIGATION CONGRESS.
Its Work of a Highly Educa-
tional Character.
| A Review of the Acrricultnral and
Arid Land Cneation.
The Great Want of Kastern Farmers.
Cheap Land and Plenty of Water
With Perfect Title to Roth.
Where to be Fonnd.
The greatest value ot the irrigation
| congress that met in this city last week
| will be found in the educational work,
i From 17 states and territories came
| men the best qualified to impart infor
i mation on the construction of dams,
canals and other structures connected
with irrigation, and also farmers well
skilled in the best methods of applying
water to the soil. Russia, Francs and
Mexico sent emminent engineers,especi
ally trained in the science of hydraulic
engineering and matters connected
with irrigation. The papers read at the
congress by these able men were full of
interest and instruction. Several Amer
ican engineers read papers on irrigation
works that were of very great interest
and value and will in future be referred
to as authority on the subject of irriga
tion. Ali this is in the line oi educa
tion.
But there as another direction in
! which education not less important has
j been imparted. With all that has been
written and spoken about California,
eartern people know very little about
our state. The soil and climate here
are so different from what are found east
of the Rocky mountains that th" people
there cannot believe it; and the products
of the soil so far surpasses anything
ever eeen there that description of tlioie
products reads like wild fables, and are
received as such. During the past week
j many of the eastern delegates have been
traveling over the southern counties
I with the various excursion parties that
set out after the close of the congress.
Kveryone of these delegates says that
all he had ever heard, read, or imag
ined of Southern California falls short
of the truth. The beauty of the coun
try, the fertility of the soil, the genial
climate, ali far surpass expectation,
and each one of the dele*
gates says on his return home
he will take every opportunity of telling
what he has seen with his own eyes.
But one objection occurred to these
eastern delegates that appears to them
very serious—the high price of land.
They found that in the more advanced
settlements lands are held at from $250
to $1000 per acre; they found it quite
true that even at these prices oranges
and other fruits paid good interest on
the capital invested, and for men who
have capital enough it is perfectly safe
to invest in these lands. But east of the
Missouri river are thousands of farmers
who own small farms of HO and 160
acres, and if these men should sell their
farms at prices now ruling and come to
California they would not be able to buy
enough of these high-priced lands on
which to make a living for themselves
and families. The delegates said that
if acres sold in the east would buy any
where near a like number of acres in
California many very desirable citizens
TT"f7TTI(i OOOXI he a.del««i **» th«. . 1,. * i....
of this state.
It is a fact that California is so great
and its resources so varied that even
many of her own citizens do not yet
fully realize the extent and variety of
their own state. Los Angeles is the
center of a region where the man of
great fortune may have a home sur
rounded with such beauty and in such a
genial climate as cannot be equaled
elsewhere upon the earth ; bat tbe east
ern farmer of limited means may sell
his small farm, and within easy reach of
the city may become the owner of as
many acres as he sold in the east.
Touching Los Angeles on the north is
a strip of Kerr county about 67 miles
wide, which separates the former from
Inyo county. The latter also bounds
San Bernardino county on tbe north.
Inyo has an area of 10,500 square miles;
it is yet but sparsely settled. Owens
Valley is the best settled part of tbe
county; it extends along the eastern
base of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
The valley is 100 miles long and haß an
average width ot about 10 miles. Tbe
lowest part of the valley is Owens lake,
at the south end; this is about 3600 leet
above sea level; it is 18 miles long and
U mileß wide. The lake haß no visible
outlet; it is intensely saline; no fish are
iound in it, but vast numbers of geese,
ducks, pelicans and other birds gather
there every winter. In winter the
weather is cold enough to form ice
freely in shallow pools of standing water;
except near the north end of the valley
snow rarely fails, and when it does fall
all disappears in a few hours. For
weeks together during the months of
December, January and February the
days are bright and warm with sunshine
and the nights clear and just cold
enough to be bracing. In summer the
thermometer frequently rises to 104
degrees, bat the dry atmosphere and
altitude of the valley prevent all dis
comfort from heat; langour, laesitude or
debility from heat, such as known in
tbe east, are never experienced in
Owene valley.
The Sierra Nevadas shoot up sud
denly from the valley, a wall of granite
from 9000 to 11,000 feet above the plain;
the highest peak, Mount Whitney, has
elevation above the sea of 15,000 feet.
On that great range the snow talis to a
great depth and feeds many streams
that rush down to the valley. Moßt of
these streams abound in trout; this fact
will give a hint of the volume and pur
ity ol the water. It is along these
Btreams that nearly all tbe farms are
located. The early settlers found it so
easy to get water upon the land that
this nas an inducement to settle; no
canals or other works were needed—a
plow furrow was enough to carry water
wherever needed. But the mountain
streams having been appropriated, a
beginning has been made in taking the
water from Owens river. Heavy canals
having an aggregate capacity of 75,000
inches are completed. The cost of
these canals has varied from $4 to $6
per inch for the quantity each will con
vey.
In Los Angeles and other neighboring
counties water is worth $1000 per inch,
and this is one of the main factors in
tbe high price oi land. It is plain,
therefore, that in Inyo, where water is
so very much cheaper, the cost of land
will be less also. But the capacity of
the canals already completed being far
beyond the needs of the present popula
tion, is another reason why lands there
are cheap. The soil is a sandy loam
nearly all over the valley. Wheat, oats,
corn and barley give good crops. The
county seat is at Independence, and in
that locality the present season wheat
LOS ANGELES HERALD: NtTNDAY MORNING OCTOBER 22. 189*.
yielded from 30 to 40 bushels per acre.
Timothy, red top, blue joint and other
grasses grow luxuriantly. Sol the great
(odder plant of California is alfalfa, and
nowhere else in the state d >es it grow
better. Under one of the new canals
near Independence, two years ago a
tract of land was sown with alfalfa in
September. The land ■ had just been
cleared of sage brush. From exactly
five acres oi that tract the following
season 60 tons of cured hay were put
into stack. But the average crop of
alfalfa that is calculated upon with cer
tainty is five tons per acre. In addition
to this, however, from the beginning of
November till the end of March horses
and cattle are pastured in the alfalfa
fields. Vast flocks of sheep are brought
into the valley every year, and during
the fall months many farmers rent the
pasture of their alfalfa fields to tbe sheep
owners, getting a good rent for it.
Potatoes of tbe finest quality are grown ;
the average crop, year after year, is seven
tons per acre of marketable potatoes.
From one single acre 18 tons of marketa
ble potatoes have been taken.
For all kinds of deciduous fruits no
other part of South California is so well
suited. Cherries, apricots, nectarines
and peaches are not surpassed in deli
cioas flavor anywhere. Prunes are a
never-failing crop, and tbe dried fruit
has no superior. Thiß will certainly grow
into an important industry. Grapes of
all the best varieties for wine-making
and table u a e grow luxuriantly. The
climate io entirely free from togs, the
constant sunshine makes the grapes
rich in sugar, therefore first-class rais
in* can be produced. Almond trees
grow rapidly and produce well; English
walnuts have not yet been extensively
planted, but those now growing already
produce good crops of nuts. Pears of
the best varieties are a certain crop and
cannot be excelled. But the chief fruit
is the apple. Other counties of South
ern California grow apples, but none can
compare with those of Owens valley;
for size, color, flavor and keeping quali
ties these are not equaled.
For all time to come Owens valley
must have a virtual monopoly of the
market for apples at Los Angeles. The
expense of caring for an apple orchard
is so very mnoh less than an orange or
chard that tbe grower of apples has
great advantages in that direction over
the grower of oranges. In addition to
that, with good winter apples the
grower has all winter to dispose of bis
crop and can sell according as
the market is favorable, while the
orage grower must sell when his fruit
is ripe no matter what the state of the
market. Apple growing is certain to
become a great interest in Owens
valley.
It may be worth mention that every
kind of vegetables, berries or other
small irnits grown in the temperate
zone grow luxuriantly in Inyo county.
As already stated, the small cost of get
ting water upon the land and the sparse
population of the connty make land very
cheap. Land that will produce all the
fruits, grains and other products already
described can be bought at prices rang
ing from $15 to $40 per acre. In every
;ase this means aa certain title to the
water as to tbe land, and the usual pro
portion of water is one inch to two acreß.
n other counties of South California the
irater is one inch to from five to 10
teres. One of the new canals
ately completed near Independ
ince Jhas a capacity of 15,000
nches and covers a tract of 30,000 acres,
the whole of this tract is now ready for |
■ettlement, and could be bought for
probably $20 an acre. A brief visit to
tbe tract would satisfy any one as to the
(wmJAs**. fk »" l*«J .1 1 -> «■•'» r»l jir; ,■[.;.
Sb given does no'; signify difference of
quality of land, but means that some
tracts have more improvements than
itbere; the land throughout the valley
is nearly uniform in character.
The population of Owens valley is
shout 3400; schools are located at con
venient distances, great interest is taken
in education, and a new school house
bas been built at most of the districts
within the past three or four years,
rhere is an excellent academy at Bishop
inder tbe care of the M. K. church, but
no sectarian doctrines are taught. The
..'arson and Colorado railroad extends
the whole length of the valley from
Jweus lake northward. It connects
with the Central Pacific railroad at
Reno, Nev., and gives ac
:ess to San Francisco by that
route. But this natural outlet is
toward Los Angeles. While Keeler, the
present terminus of tbe Carson and Col
irado railroad on the shore of Owens
lake, is distant from San Francieco over
[iOO miles, it is but 200 miles dißtant
from Los Angeles. A gap of a over 100
miles remains to be closed from Keeler
to Mojave in order to give direct access
by rail to Los Angeles. Tbe route is
over an open country with no heavy
grades to overcome and can be cheaply
constructed. A survey was made a tew
months ago and the prospect is good for
tbe road being built within a short time.
The building of this piece of road will be
quickly followed by a rapid increase of
land values in Inyo county. About 35
miles south from Owens lake is Indian
Wells valley, This tract contains 400,
--000 acres of land, alike in character to
the land of Owens valley. At present
there is not one human inhabitant
there; herds of cattle pasture upon it at
all seasons. It is propose to build a
canal from Owens river to convey water
upon that tract. The company who
propose doing the work have bought
to canals in" Owens valley and paid a
large part of the price. These canals,
it is intended to enlarge, unite and ex
tend them to Indian Wells valley.
It Is not doubted that there is plenty
of water far this purpose. Owens river
has a flood season, like the Mississippi;
it begins to rise in April and reaches full
flood about the end of June. On July
27th last at a point on the river below
where any canals now exist, fully 500,000
inches of water was running to waste in
Owens lake. The completion of this
work, with the land in Owens valley,
would open up about 1,000,000 acres of
land. All of this vast tract being bo
near Lob Angeles would rapidly till up
with a most desirable class of settlers,
the men who want to own land enough
to make good homee, aud who want to
work it themselves, being neither slave
driving landlords nor slaving tenants.
Not the least useful information impart
ed at the irrigation congress was thnt
Buch an area of good land in South
California with plenty of water is yet
within reach of men with small capital.
C. Mui.iioli.ano.
Presidential Appointments.
Washington, Oct. 21.—The president
has nominated Needham C. (Jollier of
Now Mexico to be associato justice of
the supreme court of New Mexico; also
the following postmasters: Charles D.
Groff. Tucson. Ariz.; Jamais H. Dodson,
Ban Pedro, Cal.
Gold In 'Frisco Banks.
Washington, Oct. 21.—Tbe average
gold reserve held by banks at San Fran
cisco at the close of business October
3d, is reported to the comptroller of
currency at 31 21 per cent. At the last
call tbe average wae 28,92 per cent.
THE RECORDS REMAIN INTACT.
Close of the Cumberland Park
Fall Meeting.
Stamhoul, Manager and Fixity Sent
Against Time.
They Pall tat Kxeet Their Previous Per
formances — John 8. Johnson
Breaks a Bicycle Record.
Sporting; Notes'.
By the Associated Press.
NaSHViLLK, Term., Oct. 21.—This wai
tbe closing day of tbe fall meeting of
the Cumberland park racei. The track
was fast and the weather good.
The 2:45 trot, consolation—Jettie
won, Cythera second, Greenlander Girl
third; time, 2:lB>V
The 2:19 trot, stake $2000—David B.
won, Jessie McC'orkle second, Prince
Herschell third; time, 2:12..
The 2:40 trot, consolation—Ortine
won, Altoneer second, Cervis third;
time, 2:22.
The 2:12 pace—Hal Braden won,
Cleveland 8. second, Mary Centlivre
third ; time, 2:o7)*j.
Stamboul, Pixley and Manager went
against their records, but all failed.
Stambotil made a mile in 2-11 *A, Pixley
in 2:11}., and Manager in 2:07.
THE POOL CHAMPIONSHIP.
De Oro Wins a Comparatively Easy Vic
tory Or«r Roberts.
New York, Oct. 21.—The great inter
natfonal pyramid pool game between De
Oro and Roberts was completed this
evening. The Cuban finished 1000
points when the English champion had
but 921 to his credit. De Oro's victory
was received with enthusiastic applause
by the audience, in which Roberts
joined.
BALDWIN'S RETIREMENT.
Old "Lucky" Will Boon Dispose of Ills
Racine; Stock.
San Francisco, Oct. 21.—The Chroni
cle will print the announcement oi
"Lucky" Baldwin, that he is soon to
retire from tbe turf and dispose of his
racing stock, save some 2-year-olds and
a few others which he)Jwill retain for
breeding purposes.
Running at Lexington.
Lexington, Ky., Oct. 21.—The track
was fast.
Seven furlongs—Pearl N. won. Miss
Herndon second, The tjueen third; time,
2:19.
Second race declared off.
Free handicap, five and a half fur
longs—Domingo won, Pearl Song sec
ond, Del Mar third; time, 1:10.
Six furlongs—Queen Isabella won,
Dolly Withers second, The Shark third ;
time, 1 :17 3 i.
Four furlongs—Fondoline won, Egbart
second, King David third ; time, 0:49' 4 .
Half a mile —Jennie Miles won, Mies
Hazel second, Gratz Hanley third ; time,
0:50' 4.
College Football.
New York, Oct. 21.—The football
game today between Princeton aud Cor
-1 Bvk-toffisrtirtoft ' ''"- ucr ,
i Yale beat the Orange Athletic club at
football at the Orange oval, by a Bcore
of 46 to 0.
Chicago, Oct. 21.—The University of
Chicago this afternoon defeated the
University of Michigan at football, by a
score of 10 to 6.
Purely a Hippodrome.
Chicago, Oct. 21.—An afternoon pa- |
per declares the proposed match race j
, between Directum and Alix at Washing
ton park is a purely dippodrome affair;
that neither of the owners will put up a
dollar of stake money, and that the race
is simply for gate receipts.
HILITAK? BAITERS
Adjutant General Williams Bubmlta Hla
Annual Report.
Washington, Oct. 21. —Adjutant Gen
eral Robert Williamß today submitted
his annual report to the secretary of
war. He believes the military instruct
ors now provided for colleges, should be
extended to high schools, and he recom
mends legislation authorizing a detail
of 21 additional officers. He believes the
number of military etudentß at Weßt
Point should be increased.
On the subject of Indian enlistment in
the army, General Williams says: "I
cannot resist the conviction of the in
advisability of enlisting Indians into
regular regimental organizations. 1 am
strongly of the opinion that their em
ployment as army scouts would be of
great usefulness to the military estab
lishment."
Goldwin Smith's Now History."
In his "Outline of Political History"
Professor Goldwin Smith attempts to re
vise our accepted estimates of Washing
ton, Jefferson, Weh3tei\ Clay and other
great Americans, and to rearrange the
status of t'svose characters in the annals
of statecraft war, and politics. In this
(ask, which he clearly finds more con
genial in purpose than easy of execution
he is less instructive than entertaining,
and vastly more ambitious than effective.
It need not disturb our admiration for
Goldwin Smith to discover that ho re
fuses to place Washington among the
great generals of history. Our British
brethren havo always stuck to that no
tion and nro entitled to all the comfort
th< y can got out of it. Nor need we dis
; ourselves that he regards Jefferson
as a- man who might havo developed into
an «: urchist if the temptation had pre
! self. That is merely an assump
which pleases Mr. Smith without
any iiapairmontof Jefferson's historical
status. ,
This author's estimate of Hamilton,
whom ho regards as "a born aristocrat,"
of Aaron Burr, "a local Catiline," of
Madison's "prim mediocrity" and Clay's
"jingoism," aro interesting and some
times amusing. Wo know Goldwin
Smith too well to take him as seriously
as ho ta'.:es himself.
Ono striking thing about this work
seems to bo that tho history it contains
is not new and that its new things are
not history.—New York Herald.
Maine's Loss From Forest Fires.
A million dollars is not a large esti
mate of the damage already done in
Maine by forest fires this summer. No
county has been spared.—Lewiston Jour
nal. (
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SHIRTS. We have not discharged an employee nor reduced their wages, and are
still behind with our work at the factory. THE DEMAND IS SO GREAT FOR
HOME-MADE GOODS. We are the only large Shirt House on the Coast running
a factory and making all our own Shirts. Patronize home industry, especially when
you get MUCH BETTER GOODS AT MUCH LOWER PRICES. We operate
the largest and best equipped Shirt Factory of any retail house in the United States.
All goods manufactured by WHITE LABOR. We can afford to, and do, undersell
all others, because we make our own goods, and also do a Wholesale Business.
Eagleson & Co.,
n2 S. SPRING ST., BETWEEN FIRST AND SECOND.
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THE BATTLE CREEK HOLOCAUST.
Another Name Added to the
Death List.
Many luquiries About People on the
lllfated Train.
gevral More of the Victims Identllierl.
Most of the Injured Dolog Well.
Engineer Wooley Released
on Ball.
By the Associated Press,
Baulk Crebk, Micb., Oct. 21.— J. H.
Smith's death last evening will probably
be the last ac the result of the horrible
accident on tbe Grand Trunk road yes
terday. This morning found all the
injured doing well. Three or four of the
injured have already gone home and the
others will probably follow Monday.
A constant stream of inquiries is re
ceived from anxious persons who had
friends on board the ill-fated train, as
to whether they are among the dead. It
is one of the unfortunate features of the
accident that these questions cannot be
answered, because the bodies burned
are beyond recognition.
One of the mangled bodies haß been
identified as E. B. Stringer pf Port Col
borne, Ont. L. Wilson of Evanaton,
111 supposed to be one of the victims,
telegraphs from home that he is all
right, except a sprained ankle.
A complete list of the bodies identified
iB ac follows:
Mrs. Albert Bradley, Sarnia, Ont.
j W. Beardeley, Watkins, IS. Y.
VV. W. Henry, WoonßOcket, R. I.
E. I Magoon, Providence, R. I.
Mrs. F. R. McKenzie, Middletown,
Conn. „, . ~.
Frank H. Smith, Fort Plain, N. Y.
O R Stringer, Port Dover, Canada.
Charles W. Van Dusen, Sproutbrook,
N Y.
Mrs Van Dusen, Sproutbrook, N. Y.
Mm! A. K. Warner, Garland, N. Y.
Of this number seven were shipped
home today.
The list of the injured who have gone
to their homes is:
John C. Stewart, wife and daughters,
Dalton, 111.
T. J. Monroe and George Bhackleton,
Auburn, N. Y.
J. S. Archbell, Evanßton, 111.
W. A. Ryerse, Port Dover, Ont.
0. F. Adams, Buffalo, N. Y.
"At rest" is tbe simple inscription on
the silver plate on each of the handsome
coffins that hold the remains of the
burned victims.
George Millard of Hastings, Mich.,
was on the wrecked train, and it is sup
posed he is one of the unidentified dead
in the morgue, as no trace of him can
be found.
One more victim was found this noon,
a man named VV. Williams of Ontario
county, N. V., who was taken to a pri
vate bouse near tbe scene of the acci
dent and is there now. He will he
taken home ac soon as lis is able to
travel. _ . „
Engineer Wooley was released on bail
today.
The coroner this afternoon discharged
the jury drawn yesterday, because oi
public criticism over the accidental fact
that one member ol the jury was a
brother-in-law of the superintendent of
the road and another ova an attorney
for the road.
The family oi B. Wirtz, who are at the
hospital, were on the way to Seattle,
Wash., and lost all their money, dia
monds, watches, etc.
Pour Hckoh, Mich., Oct. 21.—Con
ducton John Burke of train No. 9, which
was wrecked in the Battle Creek collie
ion, is lying at home in this city in a
precarious conditicn. His leg is not
broken as at first reported, but his back
is injured and his head cut and bruised.
Nkw York, Oct. 21—One of the vic
tims of the Battle Creek accident, is
believed to be a lad of 12 years, named
James U. Worthman ot this city. His
sister Annie, traveling with him, ll also
missing.
DEGENERATE CAPTIVES.
where waters tremble into hillside lirt'.ita
Prom rocky crevice.-; and shaded pools
Tho wild Mng pauses, watch, flilwhlUs he
coo's
His shapely limbs. His proud head to-.- ered
tho heights
Ho lifta to look In contemplative mood
On his companions feeding freely there
From nature's lavish feaet, spread every-
where.
And asking no man's friendship or his food.
\Vuero men betako themselves in tacitshrlfta
Of city fonlnesn runs a deer clen girt
With close set barriers. Here, tame, inert,
The door cirass men's hands for paltry gifts.
—Clura Dlxcn Davidson in tiotlcy's.
Curiosities of Words.
There are two words in the whole
range of the English language contain
ing all tho vowels in their regular order.
They are abstemious and facetious. The
following words each have them in ir
regular order: Authoritative, disadvan
tageous, encouraging, efficacious, instan
taneous, importunate, mendacious, ne
farious, precarious, pertinacious, sacri
legious, simultaneous, tenacious, unin
tentional, unobjectionable, unequivocal,
undiscoverable and vexatious. A search
through the dictionary might bring sev
eral others to light. It is usually said
that there are but seven nine lettered
monosyllabic words i:1 ho English lan
guage: Scratched, stretched, scrunched,
scrunched, screeched, squelched and
staunched.
Here ere liome of the shortest sentence?
into which tho alphabet can lie compress
ed: "J. Gray, pack with my box five
dozen quills,'' 83 letters. "Quack, glad
zephyr, waft my javelin box," 111 letters
"Phiz, Btyx, wrong, buck flame, quib,'
26 letters. "I, quartz pyz, who Aim:
wrick beds," 26 letters. "Fritz! quick!
land! hew gypsum box," 26 letter?
"Dmnpty quiz! whirl back fogs next,'
27 letters. "Export my fund. Quiz blacl
wliigs," 20letters. "Get nymph, quiz aim
brow, fix luck," 20 letters. In moro aobci
Ih: ,!ish, the last one would be, "Marry
1 hecrfnl, watch your business."
■i-so sentences would make excellent
ig copies, for they secure attention
ry letter and profitable exercises
arners oi the typewriter, as they
[-... in all the keys, and thus familiarize
ono readily with all possible combina
tions. By changing from capitals to
lower case value of the exercises is
greatly increased. —London Tit-Bite.
ROUND TRIP TICKETS.
THE NORTHERN PACIFIC MAKES
A CUT TO THE COAST.
The Son Line Tries to Harmonise Mat
ters—A General Strike Threatened
on the Santa Wm— Olher
Railroad Motes.
! St. Paul, Minn., Oct. 21.—Commeno
| ing October 30th the Nortdern Pacifio
j will sell round trip tickets irom eastern
terminals to Portland and return at the
rate oi $05. These tickets will bear final
limit of April 30, 1894, the transit limit
being 19 days in each direction. Stop
overs will be allowed west of Pasco june-
I tion, regardless of transit limit. On the
i same date this road will commence tbe
1 Sole oi similar tickets to San Francisco
and return at the rate of $85 50, going
| via Portland, returning via direct
. Hne3 to the Missouri river. To
i I.os Angeles and return via Portland,
returning via Ogden to the Missouri
river the rate will be $90. This is a cut
of $10 on round-trip tickets to tbe Pa
cific coast, and a cut of $20 on tbe other
trips mentioned.
t iiicaoo, Oct. 21.—The "Soo" line has
agreed not to make a $50 rate from St.
Paul to Portland and $(55 to San Fran
cisco until there is an opportunity to
harmonize matters. It has also agreed
to withdraw all reduced rates from St.
Paul to tbe Pacifio coast, if some con
cessions are made by the Missouri river
roads.
Emporia, Kan., Oct. 21.—A well
founded report is current here that a
general strike will be ordered on the en
tire Santa Fe system if the employees
are not paid their September wages by '
next Saturday. The officers of the com
pany deny that a striae is threatened or
even remotely looked for.
Sr. Paul, Minn., Oct. 21.— H. B. Mo-
Henry has been appointed chief en
gineer of the Northern Pacific and will
resume his duties November Ist.
fit neral Ifileottio Monde.
Raw York, Oct. 21.—The board of
directors of the General Electric com
pany has finally made an interesting an
nouncement to its stockholders concern
ing the sale of its treasury securities,
which, it is declared, have the nominal
value of $12,000,000. The securities
have been eolM to a syndicate for an
amount uudi; n i to be $4,000,000.
This money will be used to take up the
company's floating debt. Under tho
terms of sale,- however, it was agreed
that an opportunity should be given the
stockholders to subscribe at the pur- .
chase price as accepted by the syndicate,
rtnd thi? opportunity is set forth in a
circular just issued.
CEYLON TEAS.
BLANK
BOOKS.
GLASS & LONG.
TEMPLE AND NRW HIGH BrS.
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