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.lull 4 W. Blackburn. Bam. F. Dale.
Blackbukn & dale. Attor
neys at Law. Miuing Law a spe
cialty. Kosita and Silver Cliff, Colo
rado. tf*
JOHN C. FITNAM, Counsellor at
Law, South Arkansas, Chaffee Co.,
Volo. Practices iu state courts and
U. 8. District and Circuit courts at
Denver, Pueblo and Del Norte. Min
ing and real estate a specialty. Twen
ty-two years in the practice of law.
Niue years in Colorado. tf
WJ. MILLER, Attorney at law.
• Office over llardiiig’s hard
ware store. tf
OG. STANLEY, Attorney at Law
• Office next door to postoffice
up stairs. Canon City. Colo. tf
Cl I AS. E. WALDO, Attorney at
Law and Notary Public. Office
over post office, ('anon City, Oolora
do. tf
JM. BRADBURY, Physician and
• Surgcou. Canon City, Colo, tf
JW. DAWSON, Physician and
• Surgcou. Office over Fremont
County Bank. tf {
EX. ll.vnri:i.. XI. I>.. Ciynn-rol-;
• ogiat and Obstelricinti, Office i
over S. M. Davi*, Cation City. tf!
TD. PALMER, M. D.. (suc««<.*or
• to Lewis & Palmer,) Phyal
clau am! surgeon. Will practice hi*
profession in ('anon Cltv and vioini
tv. office two door* cast of Baidwiu
II 011'0. tl
T L. PRENTISS, M. 1I*!,« -i.iun
cJ • nnd Surgeon, dealer in Drugs
ami Medicines. Office and slor** in!
McClure House buildiug, Canon City,
Colorado. tf
l ode *tti»raon«.
(VM'KTV or Fill MONT. I
In the District < 'uiirt of the Third Judicial
IM-trict. of the Mat* l of Colorado In am! I
for the CountT of Fremont:
George (>. Baldwin and John 8. Kaverty ,
|>!«lntil1«. \». Attain J. Hager. F. I). Kcn
nclt, Janie* I'HMttd, Ira M'.ilork. the CaAnn j
I'itj Water Company and Charles August;
r. defendant*.; summon*.
The people ©I the State of Colorado *elid j
greeting: To Attain J. Huger. K. I». Keu
nelt, .lann** Cletland, Ira Mulock.the Caflon
City Water'Coinpauy and Charles August !
lieeksehcr, defendant* above named. You
are hereby i to appear iu an action
brought against you by the above named
plaintiff* in the Putrid Court of the Third
Judicial District of the JUU- of C olorado,
in and f«*r the County of Fremont, and to
KH.nrr the complaint filed therein, within
t« n davs, exclusive of the day of service. If
t.< rve«l within this county ; or it served out
of this county, but In this district. within
twenty data; otherwise within forty days;
or Judgment by default will 1m; taka n 1
again*! you, according to the prayer of the !
The said action Is brought for judgment •
that defendant*, dellanl, Mulork. the
t nHon City Water Co. and Charles August
llrek*cb« r. ami each of them tie held to d*s»
cover tn this action their cl.vtm amt claims, i
If any they hate, In or to an undivided two- J
I birds p{; of lots 1.2, 3. 4. 5. 1.1. 14. 15. and
lOin block seven (T) of the town of t'afion :
A 'tty* In ►aid county and state, according to j
uic red rded plat thereof, together with the ;
flouring mIU, etc., thereon, and the ditches J
used In connection therewith, and that the
saute, upon discovery thereof and upon a
til nl hearing hereof, shall be caucsdled and
iu Id for iiutiglif n* to said plaintiffs. and
they We perpetually enjoined from assert
ing any claim to said premises ami proper
ty h* against those plaintiffs, ami for an ac
counting between plaintiff* mil llager «fc
Kcnm-tt, etc.. a» will more fully appear by
the complaint on file herein to w hich refer
ence i* here made
And you are hereby notified that If you
fail to appear and answer the said complaint '
as above required. the sanl plaintiffs will
apply to the court for the relief demanded
IB l h< - < “in | 'i n ii t
(liven under iny hand nnd the seal of the
Rlhtiict Court of the Third Judicial Dis
trict «d the State of Colorado, in and tor the
County of Fremont, this 10th day of Jan
uary ,A. I>. 1881.
rate at..] JOHN WILSON.
*.u; clerk.
Notice For I'ubllcuflou.
Lank Of pick at ruKiu.o, C 01.0.. 1
January lilth, 1881. |
Notice I* hereby given that inc following
named settlers have filed notice of their in
tention to make final proof in support of
I heir claims and secure final entry thoreof
and that Mild proof will bo made before the
clerk o! lb.' District court of Fremont coun
ty, at the county seat, on Saturday. FKB.
Übtb, IHNI, via: .ILSMK KELLEY', liome
atead entry No. 474 for the sA.of aej see. 35,
T. IS S. and lie J of Hc|, see. *2, T. It) 8-, H.
CM W. and names the following witnesses to
prove bla continuous residence upon and
cultivation i,f »nld tract, vl* : J. V.• Cullen,
J, S. McCurry, L. l\ Coffinaii nnd W. 11.
Calico, of GLENDALE, Fremont county
LEWIS lIA Y'DKN. homestead entry No.
1717. for the of iivvi, swl of ticj and ivcj
of swl sec. JW, T. 48 N-. It. II K. ami names
the following witnesses to prove hi* con
tinuous residence upon and cultivation of
said tract vl*: F. Tonpain L. U. (’oil
man, John Rogers aud A. lMillipp, of HAY
DEN CHEEK F remont county, Colo.
for the c 4 of noJ sac. 81, and tij of t»w* 4 sec.
88, T. 4m N., H. it K., nnd mimes tbo follow
ing witnesses to t rove bis continuous resi
dence upon and cultivation of said tract,
vl/. : F. Toupnln, L. U. CoflYnau, John
Roger* slid Albert Fhlllpp, of HAYDEN
CREEK. Fremont coutity, Colo.
ALRERT I*lll LI Fl*, )>. H. No. »HHU for
the *1 ot sol ond nwl of scl sec, 33, T. 48 N.,
R. 11 E3. nnd names the following witnesses
to prove his continuous residence upon and
cultivation or said tract, via i Lewis Hay
den, F. Toupuin, John Rogers xml Cbatm
•ey Haydon, or HAYDEN CRAKK, Fro
mont county, Colo.
•ItB Register.
N. Stone.
The Fremont County Record.
IW7O. lBBl.
Clothing, Hats and Gents’ Furnishing Goods.
Measures taken for Custom-Male doling
Bottled Beer,
f The Finest Beer in the World.
Haad*Made Boots ana Shoes.
Canon City, Colorado.
T *< STLOUIS,MO.>- J tf
Wry Goods,
Boots &ad Shoes, Sats and Caps,
leading jewelers
i Have opened a magnificent stock of
;□ £ B lty far the LARGEST ami FINEST stock ever brought
| 3 i I El .1 ~ to tile city, and at bottom prices. We will com*
10 :1 m£i«| pete with any K*»tcrn city in prices.
)1 _ Watch Repairing a Specialty.
. All Kinds of Repairing Done Promptly and
. t©"*Correct time obtained by transit observations.
If Nlnin fctreel. Canon City, Colo*
Cash Paid for Unimproved Town Property.
Loans negotiated and all kinds of Heeds, Mortgages, Agreements, etc., |
drawn and titles examined.
Office with Co. Treasurer, Main Street. tf CANON CITY, COLO.
(Successors to s. R. Baldwin,)
Restaurant and Bodging.
Renovated and Befitted.
The Don-Ton Is now a first-class place for Meals and Lodging.
Fruits, Tobacco and Cigars, constantly on hand. tf
(Successor to BTOECKI.KY A PKRKINB,)
Cba.. W . Sharp. W. J. Aafenoa.
Paper Hanging, draining, Calclmlnlr . »«Ttc. Dealers In
Wmll Paper, Window Shadai, XoalAiage end Faintera’ Supplier
SUai'ltor * Cossc.ljr’s Block. If CANO.-, UTV.t’ULeaAUO.
GIRL —to do housework. Apply
at City Bakery.
LAND —About 100 acras of good
land wanted, under dtteh, not far
from Canon City, suitable for fruit
growing. Address Record ofllce.*tf
ORGAN —A lady without children
would like to rent an organ.
Address box 2710, Canon City. *6tB
WARRANTS —Town and County
Warrant* wanted. Highest
price paid by W. H. McCLURE, at of
fice on Main street. Canon City, Colo
rado. tf
. . .1
HORSES —A span of good horses,
with or without harness. En
quire of S. R. McKissick. 52tfm128
Reaper and seed drill, a
Wood’s reaper and seed drill
will be sold for $lOO cash, or $25 for
drill and $75 for reaper. Cost when
new $3OO. Apply to Rjbcobx> office
or to A. T. Richardson. *tf
ROOMS for housekeeping orer the
Fremont County bank. Inquire
at the bauk.
STORE —The large newly painted
store room under Record office,
formerly occupied by Mr. Ruf as a
furniture store, for rent. Apply to
Record office.
CALF —Yearling heifer calf; red;
branded P. S. ou left shoulder;
no ear mark. Reward of $5 it re
turned to residence of I*. S. Ross,
South Canon or $2.50 for informa
tion. mllBt9
Boys’ Clothing,
Youths’ Clothing
tmtClJililf A TT’9.
Settlor Price »uM « .11 G.. 4.
>* Pl.l* Flptm. tf
new Stock *, all Ike ke.dinf
-AT- r ,. ;
N. Stone.
Nat Ice far PHklleailaa.
Lard Orrics at Pueblo, Colorado, )
November 19, Jt<sa. \
Notice l« hereby given that the following
natn-d settlers have tiled notice of their in
tention to utake final proof in support of their
claims and secure final entry thereof, and
that said proof wiU be made before the re
gister aud receiver of the U. 8. land olHoo at
Pueblo. Colo, on Saturdav, FEU, ft, ]SSI. at
10 o’clock a. in., via: Cll ARLJSS 11. WAL
TON. H. 8. No. N«». for the wl of sel aml
set of awl of sec. SO, and uwj ofnel of sec.
», T. 4* u, R. 11 e. N. M. M. awl names the
following as his witnesses to prove bis con
tinuous residence upon and cultivation of
said tract, via.: Robert Rogers, 8. Wagner,
Ueonre 8. Williams and George Oumnungs.
of HAYDEN post ofltoe. Fremont county
Colorado. Also ROBERT ROGERS, R. 8.
No. MM, foi the si of nwj and nl of hw* of
sec. 90 In towuship 48 n. range II e, N. M.
M. and nunc, the following u Me wltneta.
n to pray, hie eonliuuoua reeidenee umi
end cultivation of Mid Iraote of laud, via.:
Ctaerlea H. Wallen. 8. Wagner. George
Cumminge, George 8. w illleaua, nil of Fre
mont county, cute of Colorado.
•at# KERO U AHN IHIULAS, Iteftater.
An Interview with Ex-Warden M. I.
CiTlßf Hi* BMe •( the flt*ry and
Preuntiaf Same Additional
From the Denver Times.
Because of the article in yesterday’s
Republican, taken together with the
report of the joint committee on the
penitentiary, the Times uelieved that
a statement from Ex-Warden Meg rue
would be of considerable public in
terest, an act of justice to him, and
would throw some light upon the
subject of this important state insti
tution. With this view, a reporter
was last eroiling detailed to seek Mr.
Megrue, and obtain an interview
from that gei»tlon»«n.
Said the snorter : “Mr. Megroe,
you have read, I suppose, the article
on the penitentiary in this morning’s
Republican, and the report of the
legislative committee in this even
ing’s Times ?”
“Oh yes,” was the ready reply,
“and I must say I was considerably
surprised at the newspaper attack,
although it is less direct than by in
“It is with the intention of getting
your views on the subject that I have
called this eveuing, and, if you please
we will take the article right through
in the order of its charges or insinua
tions,” said the reporter.
“Oh, certainly,” was the reply, “I
will be very glad to give you any iu
formHtion which I may possess, or
you desire. In the first place, then, I
• am very glad that an investigation of
the penitentiary is likely to be order
ed. and I hope the investigation will
be deep aud thorough, as 1 have every
reason to believe that it will be from
what I hear of the composition of
the committee. I have no fear what
ever of an examination into matters
and things while I was in charge.
“Of the sanitary condition of the
prison as observed by the committee
aud spoken of by the Republican, I
can hardly consider that that refers
to me. lam not keeping house now,
you kuow, nor was I then. As to
the kind opinion of my successor, I
think I can fully sustain it when the
investigation shall lake place—iufact,
1 have no doubts on that head at all.
The Republican’s comments on Judge
Feltou’s expression in regard to me,
are, I think, to say the least, rather
forestalling things so to speak, and
considerably uncalled for.
••You ask about that letter of Mr.
Dueber’s to the Republican. Well,
sir, I thiuk it was very injudicious ou
his part, and especially his reference
to the News, which has always been
very lair and kiud toward the peui
tentiarv. I can only accouut for the
letter by believing that it was a per
sonal note to Mr. Clark of the Repub
lican, and was couched in the jocular,
jokiug expressions permissible be
tween friends or intimate acquaint
ances. I don't believe the letter was
sent to the paper, but was a private
“Reference is made to the commit
tee aud correspondent more than the
officials intended. That, is rather
rough. You will remember when
you were there on a tour of news
paper investigation and observation,
that I gave you the full run of the
buildings aud grounds, aud further
more your guide was a convict aud
not au official or anyone interested
in the management of the institution.
Did you hud anything wrong, or do
you think had 1 had anything 1 wish
ed to hide, that I would have giveu
you that liberty ? The truth of the
matter is that when visitors came to
the prisou. 1 rarely, if ever, went
through the place with them, but al
ways turned them over to the care of
a deputy or prlsouer.
“Now that case of Pryce is jp*o9sly
misstated. Pryce’s mittimus did not
read uulike quite a uumber of others
recorded there. It does not state
that he must be subjected to solitary
couliucmcut or hard labor, uor does
it state that he shall not be so treated.
When 1 first took charge of the peni
tentiary, Pryce was not working, nor
was he allowed to go out. but 1 had
hardly been installed, when he asked
mo to permit him to go to work. I
was green then aud was uot familiar
with the laws, aud so before acting I
sent his mittimus to Attorney Gener
al Sampson, then iu office, aud asked
his opiuion. His reply was to the
effect that where it was not expressly
stipulated against hard labor or soli
tary confinement, the rules of the
prisou must be complied with, aud
that there was nothing in the mini
mus to exempt Pryce from hard labor.
Acting on this, 1 set Pryce to work
and for over two years 1 never had
the slightest trouble with him, or
any occasion to threateu punishment.
Theu he suddeuly made up bis mind
th*t he would work no more, aud
claimed that his sentenco did not re
quire it. As at that time we had an
other attorney geueral—Wright, you
kuow—l submitted the question to
hiin,and received a reply iu substauce
the same as the one 1 got from Me.
Sampson. But eveu theu l refrained
from enforcing tho rules of the
prison until after the mcetiug
of the board of commissioners, which
was held shortly afterward. At that
meeting 1 laid the matter before them
iu the preseuce of Pryce himself, and
they told him that he was iu error,
and instructed me to enfore the rules
which 1 did, but not, as charged iu the
Republican’s article, until tho pris
oner was so weak as to be almost
dead. Wo were severe ou occasion
hut never inhuman.”
“Touching this ‘shocking punish
ment’ business, that Is a charge that
was made before i ever came to Colo
rado. or before the arrival of the Re
publican’s correspondent, so that I
really know nothing about it, and am
unable to stale whether it is true or
“lint the way it is statod in the
Republican causes it to seemingly re
fleet on you, does it not ?” interrupt
ed the reporter.
“Yes, it does,” said Mr. Megrue,
“and hence the malice and injustice
of the article. But about Prycc—he
never has expressed a willingness to
do auy kind oi work since he refused
as I told you. Aud allow me to say
right here, that I made it a rule to
know no middle or upper classes
among my prisoners. I made no dis
tinction among them, but endeavored
to treat them all alike. Prycc was
never ordered to work in the shoe
shop—which is but another misstate
ment ot the Republican’s correspon
“As to this insinuation concerning
the wife of a Mexican convict, it is
not only au a flair of which I know
nothing, but strikes me that the
writer of that charge, if he were a
friend of mine, which he has always
claimed to be, aud had had au inti
mation of such a serious aud dis
graceful thiug, would certainly have
made it known first to me, but the
Republican’s publication is the first
that I ever heard of it.
“Concerning the w’ork done at Due
ber’s house by couvict labor, it is all
charged upou the prisou books, and
to them I refer correspondents and
committeemen. And then the state
ment that two-thirds of my time was
spent away from the prison, is sim
ply absurd. I never claimed to give
:uy exclusive time to the peuiteutiary
—I had other business to which I was
obliged to give a portion of my time.
1 was away from home the last year
of my wardeuship, much more than
in auy of the four that I was an officer
and siuce reading that clipping from
the Canon City paper, published in
the Republican, I have made an esti
mate of the total time I was away in
that year, and I find that altogether
it will not exceed two months. Wlieu
I was at home, I was always at the
i the prisou between five and six in the
morning, when the guards relieved
the night men, and never w ent to my
breakfast until the prisoners had
gone to work.”
“The charges about the misappro
priation of lime aud stone, need the
books to refute, and these the commit
tee will examine. Their report will
tell the tale. About nine-tenths of all
the stone sold was on credit, but few
sales being cash. The guard upou
the outside kept tally of ever}* load
that came out, aud to whom it went
aud each night he reported to the
office. The books will show* all this.
Spite work being at the bottom of
this row is all bosh—a mere theory—
for 1 am really quite anxious for a
full and fair investigation.”
“The writer of the main portion of
this Republican article, speaks truly
when he said he had nothing to lose
—even his character is goue. lie
will remember —it is only between
two ami three years ago—that be was
discharged from the services of the
Denver & Rio Grande, as agent at
Canon City, for being short in his ac
counts between a thousaud and
twelve hundred dollars, aud it was
only due to tbelenieucy of the officers
of the road that his uote for the
amount was takcu instead of his be-
prosecuted. For verification of
this, I refer you to the railroad offici
“I am satisfied, sir, that the exam
ination of the affairs of the institution
by the committee will vindicate me
in all that l have done in the four
years during which l have had charge
of the peuitentiary.”
Thaukiug Mr. Megrue for his kind
ness, the reporter withdrew, aud this
afternoon the Times presents the in
terview in its entirety, the questions
that drew forth the information be
ing alone excepted.
— -
As our penitentiary has been a
topic of discussiou of late, we will,
in a spirit of fairness, give this week
some items which newspapers iu this
neighborhood seem to have omitted.
We trust the investigation asked for
by some parlies will be made iu the
fullest manner, by an impartial com
mittee, who have no particular
friends whom they would like to see
secure some of the positions which
would be made vacant by an unfavor
able report. We arc pleased to see
that the lower house has avoided ap
pointing men who requested they
might serve on the committee. The
idea of any member asking tor au in
vestigation and requesting that he
he appointed to investigate, is au un
usual occurrence aud smacks of too
much disinterested earnestness. It
is like a man attempting to be a pros
ecuting attorney and judge iu the
same case. We teel certain that after
the inquiry is over the mauagemeut
of our peuitenitarv under Warden
Megrue will be pronounced as honest
and competent as that of auy institu
tion of the kind in America,*aud that
the accusers will find themselves in
an unenviable position. Having re
ceived no favors from the late man
agement, we only base our predic
tions upon the reputation for honesty
aud square-dealiug eujoyed for years
by Mr. Megrue. If such a reputation
will not, at least, give a mau the ben
efit of a doubt when hearsay charges
are made, then the encouragement is
very poor to those who toil lor years
to establish a good character.
An Animated Answer.
The following document, signed as
it Is. is a conclusive answer to the
statement iu the Pueblo Chieftain
and Denver Republican, that all of the
prominent business men in I'aoou
City sustain the charges made against
the peuitentiary management. It will
be seen that this paper contains the
signatures of nearly every prominent
cilUen iu busiueea iu this towji, and
among the uamee those of several in
fluential democrats:
We, the under*ifined, resident9 and
business men of Ua&on City, do be
lieve, from our own knowledge and
/Vow report, that the chargee brought
against the management of the •?-*-
itentiarg are false .
Jftinoa CUtlland, of the firm of CleUaatf A
Peabody, iroom, mm! prwUWnt of Water
Work* company.
J. W. Terry, county jn*tK*\
AUlug A tV, hajrtSwHi •. lawrctemti.
NO. 6.
Hyde A Ashby, wagoomakcra and black'
a. W. Humphrey ami O. f» Topping, of
Humphrey A Topping, grocers.
H. W. Sanders, cat pi talW
F. .V. Raynolds, prcsilloni Frctf»otit County*
J W. Mack, of the Arm of McGee A Mack,
A. Sartor, liveryman.
T. M. Harding, of Harding Bros., hardware
H. Sartor, saddler and harnessmaker.
Julius Kuf, furniture.
R. Jesk«, tobaccos and cigars.
Myers A Myers, grocers.
Ike Stone, dry goods.
A. E. Rudolph, of Rudolph A Haynes, gro
J. J Phelps,county commissioner.
B. F. Kockafeilow, secretary of Cation City
Coal company and late postmaster.
S. A. Engleiuan, merchant.
J C. A card, hardware merchant.
J. A. Hoxie, proprietor Baldwin hottse ami
L. C. Bartlett, contractor and builder.
8. H. Beta, mayor and proprietor Boyd
Geo. F. McRay, farmer.
R. A. Bain, cashier Exchange bank.
J. K. Harrison, county treasurer.
Henry Mack, dealer in lumber.
G. R. ShaefTer and G. R. Cassedy, of Bhacf
fer A Cassedy, Jewelers.
Frank Prentiss, of J. L. Prentiss A Bro.,
Chas. E. Waldo,attorney at law. From be
lief. as he had no actual knowledge.
I. F. Joel, furniture.
Kobt. 8. I.ewls, of transfer company.
Ernest Sell, contractor and builder.
L. K. Franck, assayer at reduction works.
h ranz Sell, contractor and builder.
Albert Walter, liquor dealer.
J. H. Peabody, merchant and secretary of
Water Works company.
Thai Investigating Committee.
The assembly committee appointed
to investigate the alleged corruption
at the penitentiary is composed of
Senators John A..Gale, of the Nine
teenth district and Frederick U. Peck
of the Twentieth district ; and of
Representatives J. W. Bowles, of
Arapahoe county, S. A. King, of
Clear Creek county, and Joliu W.
Prowers, of Bent county. The ap
pointment of lions. Gale and Peck is r
to say in the very mildest language,,
unusual and unprecedented. We be
lieve we state facts when we say that
no presiding officer of so dlgui'ticd a
body as a state senate iu the United
States ever before appointed, as mem
bers of an investigating committee,
the same meu who had preferred
charges of so serious a uature as have
been made against the management
ot the penitentiary. It will also be
remembered that Frederick C. Peck
is the gdiitlemau who, because be
could not preveul the continuation
of Mr. Megrue two years ago, made
charges against that institution which
he could not sustain. It is reason
able, then, to suppose he is prejudiced
and will not agree with the majority
of the committee when they lintl
everything right, as we believe they
will.’ He has a sore to heal and will
do it, even to the detriment of the
state, if he eau. The house members
of the committee have no old scores
to wipe out. •
Senator Carpenter, of Wisconsin, is
About 8,000.000 tons of ice hayo
been put up ou the Hudson river near
New York City this winter.
Three of the murderers of Col. Pot
ter were hung by a mob at Albuquer
que, X. M., ou Jauuarv 81st.
At the reccut city election Pa
Wheeling, W. V., somo republicans
and some democrats were elected.
Senator Sprague tiled his peti
tion for a divorce from liis wife. Ho
accuses her ot adultery and like in
Small pox is prevailing extensively
in Union eouutv, Dakota. The legis
lature has passed a rigid qiiarintiue
act aud it is being strictly euforcod.
The Boers in Transvaal are success
fully hoidiug their owu agaiust the
British. The Boers in the Orange
Free states are sending horses aud
cattle to the former.
Capt. Jos. Lawsou, whose company
held the Utes in check ou Milk creek
two years ago while the breastworks
were beiug built, died at Fort Steele
ou Suuday.
By the ditching and buruiug of a
train ou the Sunbury & Lewiston
railroad in Pennsylvania, on Sunday,
fifteen people were injured five of
them seriously.
George. Jones of the New York
Times says $22.“>,000 have been sub
scribed towards the Grant ( pauper)
fuud, which will probably be given
to Graut outright.
It has beeu ascertained that Col.
Potter, a member of the United
States geological survey, who has
beeu missiug since October, was mur
dered by Mexicans iu New Mexico.
It is repored that Prof. O. C. Hill,
Srincipai of the normal school at
regon, Missouri, will be Garfield's
private secretary. He was one of the
faculty of the college at lliram, Ohio,
when Garfield was its president.
Col. H, C. Nutt, of Chicago, repre
sentative of the Mexican Central rail
road, of which Thomas Nickerson of
Boston, is president, has returned
from El Puso where he went to de
termine at what point the road should
cross the Bio Grande river. This ho
decided and also secured over a hun
dred acres of laud at El Paso for a
depot, shops, etc., for the road, ilo
says the engineers now In the field
surveying a Hue to Chihuahua will
go thence to the City of Mexico and
track laying south of El Paso will
probably commence by April first or
as soon as the Atchison, Topoka Jt
Santa Fe reaches that poiut.
A rain, which began on the Pacific
on Jaunarv 28th extended from Brit
ish Columbia to the southern portion
of California and was the heaviest
known since 1861. All ot tho rivers
overflowed their banks. The Central
Pacific railroad was badly damaged.
Several miles of tho Santa Crua rail
road was entirely washed away. The
towns of Napa and WatsonvlUn,were
flooded. Six and thirty-seven hun
dredth Inches of rain fell In Ban
Francisco in forty-eight boors, the
greatest rain fall ever known there.
The lower portion of that sltr wae
flooded. At Windsor thirteen fisefce*
of water fhU In seventy heere. Jki%
but fear house in Camp Cnpftetn, a
small town near Santa Cvss, wai
washed into the son.

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