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Boy, Perishecr at Silver Lake.
OWSLEY FAMILY LOST FIFTEEN
Some of the Injured. Lost Their Eyes,
Some "Will Lose Their Hands,
and Others Mny Die.
KLAMATH FALLS, Or., Jan. 3 Ex
Representative Dr. Bernard Daly, -who
left for the scene of the Silver Lake dis
aster, writes from Lakevlew, under date
-of January 1, glvinjr hurried, but accurate
details of the Christmas eve holocaust.
"I shall endeavor to give you all the
data. In my possession, which will be ac
curate, having been noted by men upon
the scene after the fire, but, owingr to the
fact that I am -very busy professionally,
I cannot take time to write of the disas
ter in detail, clothing it with rhetoric cal
culated to bring: tears of -grief and sonow
for the suffering: and disconsolate people
of Silver Lake. I shall, therefore, note
briefly the facts."
The following are th facts as stated
by Mr. Daly:
The population of Silver Lake and the
valley surrounding was about 250. The
building that was consumed by the fire
contained about 160 people when the fire
began. The fire was caused by some one
striking his head against a lighted lamp,
causing the oil to take fire after it was
splased out of the lamp by the jar. Just
at that moment the people became so
frightened that another lamp, which was
setting on an organ in another part of
the room, was thrown to the floor and ex
ploded. The building, being built of pine
lumber, caught fire so rapidly that its
Interior was in a blaze in less than two
minutes, and in six minutes from the
time it took fire it was so far consumed
that all life within was extinct The list
of the dead, as giveft by the doctor, is as
Mrs. U. F. Abshire, David Buick, J. J.
Buick, Lela Buick,, Ed Bowen. Fred
Bulck, Mrs. L. Coshow, Mrs. Jeff Howard,
Harry Howard, Bessie Howard, "Wood
ward Hearst, Mrs. Woodward Hearst,
Ira Hamilton, Laura McCauley, "W. C.
Martin, Mrs. W. C. Martin, Mrs. Dr.
Owsley, Lillie Owsley, Bruce Owsley,
Hazel Labrie, Mrs. Dr. Snelling, Mrs. Gus
Schroeder, Esther Schroeder, Mrs. Jane
Payne, Robbie Small, Samuel Ward, Mrs.
Dave "Ward, Etta Ward, Mrs. C. L. Will
iams, Henry Williams, Russell Ward,
Frank Ross, Mrs. Phillips, Jessie Phillips,
Frank West, Mrs. Frank West, Bertha
West, Herbert West, Mrs. John Buick
and May Horning.
The list differs from that published In
The Oregonian last Wednesday, in the
Ada Bell Hearst is not among the dead:
Mrs. John Buick is added to the list, and
Esther Schroeder. and not Eston Snelling,
is one of the dead.
SsriouEly injured George Payne, Mrs.
Labrie. Roy-Ward,"Robert-Snelllng, Mag -
gle Snelling, Mrs. Ward, Mr. Emerick,
Mrs. Charles Hamilton, Mr. Jacoby.
About 12 others were more or less in
jured, but none of them seriously. With
the exception of a few bones that were
gathered together, all of which were
buried in one grave, the bodies were en
tirely burned to ashes. The dead, as clas
sified, would be as follows:
Seven grown men, all of whom lost their
lives in the attempt to rescue others;
J5 grown women; 2 boys between the ages
of G and 10; and 10 little ones, under the
age of C; total number of dead, 40. The
Owsley family lost IF. members. The West
family all perisned, except one little boy.
Some of the injured have lost their eyes,
and some will lose their hands; while
some. In all probability, will not survive.
As all of the medicines of the place were
consumed by the fire, the injured had no
relief in a medical way until Dr. Daly's
arrival, about 24 hours after the fire. The
distance of over 200 miles was made
by the doctor across mountains of snow,
with the thermometer below zero. This
is a feat which has never been accom
plished before in this section.
TACOMA'S OCEAX COMMERCE.
Her Exports and Tonnnpfe for the
Year Just Passed
TACOMA, AYash., Jan 3. Harbor-Master
Cliff's report of the exports and ton
nage of the port of Tacoma for the year
1S91 is as follows:
Wheat, 4.103,497 bushels, foreign. .$2,002,562
Wheat, 1.7S4.S63 bushels, coastwise. 830,077
Flour, 234,355 barrels 735,903
Canned salmon, 2.S5S.166 pounds... 264,731
Raw cotton, 1.073.9S4 pounds 101.6S4
Condensed milk. 7203 cases 47,743
Lumber. 56.9SG.53S feet 591.O0S
Coal, 2S2.551 tons 938.S32
Miscellaneous general merchan
Total exports for 1S94 $6,663,S4S
Total exports for 1S93 5,802,165
Inward registered tonnage 594,436
Cargo tonnage, inward 75,515
Outward registered tonnage 5SS.966
Cargo tonnage, outward 629,olS
Number of deep sea arrivals 402
The report for the month of December
is as follows:
"Wheat. 710.463 bushels, foreign....? 312.S20
Wheat, 340.000 bushels, coastwise. 146,2u0 i
Flour, 31,473 barrels 72,774
Canned salmon, 553,776 pounds.... 52,416
Lumber, 5.192,959 feet 60,7(52
Coal, 19.000 tons 57,000
Total exports $ 701,972
Registered tonnage, inward 46.003
Cargo tonnage. Inward 4,632
Registered tonnage, outward 52.9SS
Cargo tonnage, outward 57,321
Number of deep sea arrivals 37
STUCK IX THE SXOW.
A Xortuhoimtl Overland Passenger
Ilctvrecit Etlprewooil anil Slson.
ASHLAND, Or.. Jan. 3. All of South
ern Oregon and Northern California have
been swept by the severe storms of the
past two or three daj-s and, as in the
case of the storms of a week or 10 days
ago, they have been heaviest on the
south side of the Siskiyous or. If not
heavier, an extraordinary amount of
snow already in that section has made
the effects more severely felt there.
Heavy wind and rain storms have pre
vailed at Ashland, but no snow has fallen
Egfaest of ail in Ixrvening Power.
yet. On the SIskiydusKrom. 15 to 18 inches
of new snow hasjfIIen, and advices
from there report tnejjfind blowing furi
ously, though the railroad track has been
kept clear for thCJpassage of trains, so
far. The railroadpeople are having
trouble again todayhrough the upper
Sacramento canyonin Northern Califor
nia, and the Southern Pacific overland
passenger, due inJEShland this after
noon, is still stuckjjn the snow in the
vicinity of Black Butte summit, between
Edgewood and Sissolfif Relief trains have
been sent toward fjfrom both sides, but
it is not known thai? they expect to be
able to shovel it ouifpf the drift before
late tonight The big rotary plow was
set to work yestenlay in the Mount
Shasta section, and push plows have been
steadily and actively at work on the
Snow and Ilnin. ea Gray's Harbor.
ABERDEEN, Janjj3. A heavy south
east gale, accompanied by a blinding
snow, visited this section yesterday and
continued well intotthe night, when the
snow turned into rain and the foot of
snow on the level aPmldnlght has near
ly all disappeared. $ During the heavy
blow in the evening an alarm of fire was
turned In, but it was1 found to be simply
a chimney burning out and the fire com
panies had their run through the snow
Damage Done.iat Olympin.
OLYMPIA, Wash.. Jan 3. Sixteen
inches of snow covered the ground here
this morning. The only damage done by
it was to sheds covering the capitol build
ing site. The shedswere In seven sec
tions, connected under one roof, covering
160 by 120 feet, and the weight of the snow
crushed all to the ground. The sheds
were erected two weeks since, at a cost
of 1000. 1
Decisions Hnnded Dovrn by the Su
OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 3. The follow
ing decisions have been handed down by
the supreme court: f
Cosh Murray Company, appellant, vs.
A. A. Tuttlch et aL, defendants, and Well
man, Peck & Co., appellants, vs. the
same defendants, from, Snohomish county;
Globe Mill Company appellant, vs. Bell
ingham Bay Improvement Company, re
spondent, from Whatcom; reversed and
William Creighton et aL, respondents,
vs. H. D. Cole et al.. appellants, and First
National bank of Mount Vernon et al.,
defendants, from Skagit; remanded with
instructions to modify judgment, other
wise the case will be affirmed, appellants
to recover costs.
Anna Degraff, appellant, vs. Seattle &
Tacoma Navigation Company, respond
ents, Oregon Short Line & Utah North
ern Railway Company and Oregon Rail
way & Navigation Company, defendants,
from King; affirmed.
H. L. Tibbals, sr., appellant, vs. John
Iff land; respondent; affirmed.
John McQuillan, appellant, vs. the City
of Seattle, respondent; reversed.
Land CommlssionerForrest has just Is
sued a report showing the amount of
lands selected and apVbrtioned to various
grants for state iris?utIons. For state
lrfcharitaleectef - ypgsa
reformatory institutions, there have been
selected in WesteFn Washington 59,115
acres, of an average value of $10 43; in
Eastern Washington 103,564 acres, of an
average value of $8 26.
IX O'COXXER'S FAVOR.
Olympla Land Offlccrs Atvard Him. a
Tract of Coal Land.
The case of Ouimette vs. O'Connsr, in
volving a valuable coal tract in Pierce
county. Wash., has been decided by the
Olympla land officers in O'Conner's favor.
In August, 1S93, Charles B.ridges filed a
coal declaratory statement," and a receipt
was issued. Bridges, however, failed to
complete proof in the time allowed. April
7, 1S91, one O'Conner filed on the same
land, and a receipt was issued to him,
showing that his declaratory statement
conflicted with that made by Bridges. In
September, 1S94, after the time allowwl
Bridges to complete his proof had expired,
Morbette Ouimette filed a coal declaratory
statement on the same land. The officers
decided that the fact that Bridges' time
to complete proof had expired opened the
way for O'Conner's filing, and placed
Ouimette's declaration in conflict with
that of O'Conner's. and consequently gave
O'Conner the preference and right The
case has been appealed to the commis
sioner of the general land office.
Xevr Postmaster at Grant's Pass.
GRANT'S PASS, Or., Jan. 3. For some
months past considerable speculation has
been Indulged in as to who would secure
the postmastership at this place. Tonight
a telegram was received from Washing
ton which settled the matter in favor of
W. F. Horn, a salesman in the Sugar-Pine
Door & Lumber Company's store at this
place. Mr. Horn is a staunch democrat
and has been a resident of the city five
years. He has become widely and favor
ably known throughout this section of
country, and it is believed the appoint
ment will prove a wise one.
ABOUT THE HORSES.
Another of Tradncer's Get Cominpr.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 3. John Mack
ey, superintendent ot the Rancho r)el
Paso, near Sacramento, has just pur
chased in New Zealand tot J. B. Hag
gin the thoroughbred stallion July, a
brother of Sir Modred, Idallum and Chev
iot. July Is a handsome bay horse, of
fine form and great substance, and was
bred by the Middle Park stud, New Zea
land. He was foaled in 1S90. and is by
Traducer, out of Idalia, by Campus Can.
The horse Tvill be shipped so as to arrive
here in March. His full-brothers, Sir
Modred "and Idallum, are owned in this
state, and Cheviot did service here before
he was sold In the East.
Depends Upon the "Weather.
FRESNO, CaL, Jan. 3. The races by
the fast horses have been announced for
tomorrow, but if rain falls they will
undoubtedly be postponed.
Fell Down an Embankment.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 3. Louis Duble,
a young grocery clerk, while delivering
groceries on Telegraph hill last night was
precipitated down a SO- or 40-foot em
bankment; over the edge of which he had
backed his wacon. He received fatal ln-
Latest U. S. Gov't Food RepoA
AFFAIR AT BLUEFIELDS
A Most Annoying International
Question Finally Settled.
CLEVELAND'S REP0RTT0 CONGRESS
Great Britain, Has Finally Recog
nized the Farnmoant Sovereifrnty
of the Xicarnpaan Government.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3. The president
sent to the senate today a full report
of the Blueflelds affair. It shows that the
administration has practically succeeded
In settling one of the most annoying in
ternational questions that has perplexed
this government for 50 years. The con
troversy resulted from the efforts of the
United States to open a shorter sea-route
to California, through Nicaragua. Great
Britain, however, maintained a protec
torate over the east coast of Nicaragua,
and from 1S50 until now, the United States
and Great Britain have not ceased their
contentions over the Mosquito territory,
but, as shown In the report, the Mos
quitos have finally been completely in
corporated under Nlcaraguan sovereignty,
and Great Britain has absolutely surren
dered all claims and recognized the "para
mount sovereignty of the government of
Sherman reported the Lodge resolution,
requesting the president to transmit to
the senate all papers relating to the de
livery by the United States consul at
Shanghai of two Japanese citizens to
the Chinese authorities, and to inform
the senate whether these two Japanese
were put to death after being tortured.
The resolution was agreed to. A number
of bills was then introduced, among them
being one to amend the laws relating to
national banks, and to supply a safe and
permanent national currency.
Currency Debnte in the House.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3. The house,
after calling on the committee for reports,
on motion ot Springer of Illinois, went
Into committee of the whole on the cur
rency bill. The debate continued up to
the time of adjournment The general
lines on which the debate is to proceed
and be brought to a close are practically
settled. No .ule has yet been framed by
the committee on rules, but it is probable
that such a rule will be introduced Satur
day. It will fix the limit of the five-minute
debate and the time for the final vote.
While no exact time has been fixed, it Is
the opinion of Springer, and others di
recting the course of the bill, that
Wednesday, January 9, at noon, will be
the best time. In the meantime a caucus
will undoubtedly be held. Springer thinks
a caucus will be held Saturday or Monday
night. In that event, a rule will not be
presented until the caucus has shown the
desire of the majority. One or more sub
stitutes to the Springer bill will be intro
duced tomorrow, and their introduction
will be followed by an attempt, either in
lionse, to HaveHhem
adopted as democratic measures. A
prominent democratic member of the
house, who talked with Secretary Carlisle
today, says the secretary is opposed to
having his bill, of which Springer is di
rector, abandoned. He expressed the be
lief that the bill would pass the house.
The president, it is said, also thinks it will
The Mohican Ordered Xorth.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 3. Admiral
Beardslee, commanding the Pacific sta
tion, haa received a telegram from Wash
ington ordering the Mohican, Captain
Mullan, from Mare island to Puget sound.
The order was wholly unexpected, as it
had been supposed, in naval circles, that
the first detail for the Mare island fleet
would be the Hawaiian islands, at which
point an American man-of-war is badly
VALLEJO, CaL, Jen. 3. Orders have
been received detailing the Mohican for
duty testing coal at Seattle. She will
be ready In about four days.
These Have Been Given Office.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3. The president
today sent the following nominations to
the senate: Herbert W. Bowman, to be
consul-general at Barcelona, Spain; An
drew J. Patterson, of Tennessee, to be
consul at Demerara, British Guinea; T.
Frank Clark, of Florida, to be attorney
for the United States In the southern dis
trict of Florida: commissioner of immi
gration, Walter P. Stradley, of San Fran
The Gold Reserve.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3. The gold re
serve was officially stated this morning
ON THE LOOKOUT.
Three Powers "Watchlns Closely En
ropean Influence in the East.
VIENNA, Jan. 3. The Politlsche Cor
responded, which publishes official news
from every capital in Europe, had this
"The French, English and Russian min
isters at Tokio have been instructed to
keep themselves clc&ely informed of the
daily course of negotiations between China
and Japan. These three powers cannot
permit their interests to be violated nor
allow European influence to be elbowed
out of Eastern Asia, so that Japan may
monopolize the Chinese trade. Their
squadrons in Eastern waters are suf
ficiently strong to give effect to . their
wishes and those of the United States."
The Sacred City Rebellions.
LONDON, Jan. 3. A dispatch from
Shanghai says Moukden is in a state of
anarchy. Many bloody fights have taken
place between the Chinese and Manchu
soldiers. Shops and dwellings have been
plundered, women outraged and citizens
The Czar's Tolerance.
LONDON, Jan. 3. The Daily Chroni
cle's Moscow correspondent says that he
has excellent authority for this story:
When the lists of officers nominated for
promotion by the ministers of war and
marine were submitted to the czar with
the hitherto customary details concerning
the nominees, his majesty struck his pen
through the column headed "Religion,"
remarking that this in no way concerned
him. There is good reason to believe
that the same spirit of tolerance will
overspread the country when the czar
has fully assumed the reins of power.
Twenty-seven Anarchists Released.
BARCELONA, Jan. 3. Twenty-seven
anarchists, who were imprisoned during
the dynamite campaign, have been re
leased and have left the city. The an
nouncement that they are free has caused
some public uneasiness.
A Sensation In Arizona.
PHOENIX, Ariz.. Jan. 3. The United
States grand jury is investigating the al
leged unlawful ose of Interpreter funds,
and today Governor Hughes, ex-Govemor
Murphy, ex-Governor Zulick, ex-Auditor
Boone, Auditor Leitcb, United States
Marshal Meade, Territorial Secretary
Bruce and Attorney-General Henry ap
peared before the jury. It was charged
that Governor Hughes' former private sec
retary, Armstrong, had received money
from the interpreter funds, but had re
turned it to Governor Hughes. Armstrong
is here from St. Louis, and denies the
story. Te instigators of the investiga
tion are said to be Bruce, Henry and
Meade. The case has created great ex
KILLED BY A LIVE AHRE
Horses Attached to a. Hack Come i.o
Grief on the East Side
The wires are down in many places on
both sides of the river, and travel through
the dark streets last nlgjlt and this morn
ing was very dangerous. About 12:15
o'clock this morning a team of horses be
longing to the United Carriage Company,
and attached to a hack, came in contact
with a live wire at East Burnside street
and Union avenue. One of them was
killed instantly and the other badly crip
pled by the electric fluid. The harness
was burned from the backs- of both
horses, but fortunately the driver and
passengers in the carriage were not in
jured. Captain of Police Tichenor at once
notified electric companies to turn off the
currents in every portion of the city.
He found the.wires down in three places
on Burnside street between Front and
First, and at several points- on Union
Three Buildings Collapse.
Up to midnight Officer Austin, of the
South-End detail, reported three buildings
down on his beat. The first to go was a
two-story frame building on Corbett
street, near Gaines, owned by Dan Rie
man, and known as Hobkirk hall. The
lower part was occupied by a grocery
store, and the grocer's family occupied
rooms back of the hall, taking up the
greater part of the second floor. At 9:40
P. M. the entire building commenced to
sway and creak, and the family just had
time to get out, when it pitched forward
into the street, a total wreck.
Half an hour later the Minnesota
Threshing .Machine Company's ware
house, at the corner of Fifth and Mont
gomery streets collapsed, crushing a
number of machines stored there. The
building was 100x100, and is almost a total
wreck. The loss to the machinery will
amount to considerable. L. S. Pease, the
resident agent, was notified by the police.
About midnight the whole front was
torn out of a Chinese washhouse on Har
rison street, between Front and Water,
by the collapse of an awning. The oc
cupants of the building fled into the
street in great terror. The property is
owned by P. G. Baker.
At 1 o'clock this morning the huge
wooden awning in front of the Interna
tional hotel, corner of Third and Everett
streets, came down with a great crash,
partially wrecking the front of the build
ing, and greatly frightening the guests.
Other smaller catastrophes were re
ported at the central police station from
time to time during the night. Telephone
connection with the East Side was par
tially cut off, and full reports of the dam
age done by the great weight of wet snow
were not obtainable.
RAKED FORE ANDvAFT.i
-V Passenger Train's Side Torn Oat
by a Freight Engine.
PASADENA, Cal., Jan. 3. The Atchison
& Topeka westbound overland train,
which arrived here at 9:03 this morning,
collided with the engine of a freight train
near the depot and sustained great dam
age, the escape of the passengers seeming
providential. The passenger train was
going at a slow speed down grade be
tween the Pasadena and Raymond sta
tions, when a freight engine, switching
cars, failed to leave the main track in
time. The engine and five cars of the
passenger train struck the freight engine,
which was thrown off the track, but not
clear, and one side of the passenger train,
from the engine to the sleeper, was torn
off by the iron-work of the freight en
gine, which also was almost completely
wrecked. The sleeper escaped with a bad
scratch on one side, but all the other
cars were half-wrecked from the trucks
to the roof. The passengers on the side
next to the freight engine had a narrow
escape, but none were hurt.
He Died From Asphyxiation.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 3. Morris
Wurkheim, the pioneer merchant, who
was found smothered with gas in a lodging-house
Monday night, died this after
noon. He was 63 years of age. A daugh
ter, who married a New York merchant
named Kahn, died about a year ago. She
was the deceased's favorite daughter, and
it Is thought that grief over her death
caused him to take his own life. The dead
man was a Royal Arch Mason, Odd Fel
low, and a member of the Workmen and
several other organizations.
A SIMPLE DEDICATION.
California School of Mechanical Arts
Turned Over to the Trustees.
SAN FRANCISCO, .Jan. 3. The Cali
fornia school of Mechanical arts, an insti
tution founded by the late James Lick,
was formally transferred to the trustees
and dedicated today. This school Is a
mile distant from the new city hall. There
are two buildings, one the academy and
the other the shops. Both are of brick,
and are constructed in a most substantial
manner. The first school year will begin
Monday, January 7, and end the following
May; begin again the second Monday in
July, and include 40 weeks' attendance,
divided between two terms of equal
length. The endowment amounts to $540,
000. The ceremony was quite simple. E.
B. Mastick, of the Lick trustees, handed
Horace Davis, president of the school
trustees, the deeds to the institution,
which has cost, to date, $45,000. With the
deeds went the far more important matter
of the remainder of the endowment, that
is, $495,000 in securities, which now yo
into the strong-box of the school trustees.
Mr. Davis accepted the deeds, and made
a brief speech. He was followed by A.
S. Hallidle, who described the purposes
of the institution, and told of the inten
tions of the trustees how it was planned
to spend, In all, including what had al
ready been paid out, about $115,000 on the
lot and buildings, plant, etc. There are
now 100 pupils enrolled, and there Is
still room for 50, even with the present
limited accommodations. Rev. Dr. Steb
blns closed the affair with a benediction.
Appclmnn on the Stand.
WOODLAND, Cal., Jan. 3. The testi
mony Introduced today in the Appelman
trial was mainly to establish the good
character of defendant and to impeach
several witnesses who have testified for
the prosecution. Appelman's testimony
was corroborative in every respect of the
evidence given by a number of witnesses
for the defense. He was on the stand
until late this evening.
France's Latest Financial Scandal.
PARIS, Jan. 3. Several ex-officlals of
the South France Railway Company, In
cluding Felix Martin, formerly director
of the company, have been arrested In
connection with alleged financial scandals
affecting the company's affairs.
IT YET CONFIRMED
Sale of the Oregon Pacific Rail
road Taken Under Advisement.
PROPOSITION FROM ENGLISHMEN
It Is Stated They Guarantee to Bid a
Least Two Hnndrcil Thousand,
Dollars for the Road.
CORVALLIS, Or., Jan. 3. Another chap
ter has been added to the much litigated
case of the Farmers' Loan & Trust Com
pany vs. the Oregon Pacific and the Wil
lamette Valley & Coast railroad com
panies. The matter ot the confirmation ot
the recent sale made by the sheriff to
Bonner &. Hammond, the Montana capi
talists, for $100,000, came on to be heard
today, and, after much argument for and
against, was taken under advisement un
til January 19. The purchasers were rep
resented by John Burnett, who moved
for confirmation, stating that, as the pro
ceedings seemed to be regular, if was the
duty of the court to confirm It, even
though the purchase price was small.
This motion was opposed by E. S.
Bronaugh, who appeared on behalf of his
firm, and Referee Whalley, who also ap
peared in his own behalf. Both heartily
indorsed a proposition made by Wallls
Nash. This is a proposition made by Eng
lish capitalists, by wire, to the effect that.
If taken under advisement long enough,
to give ample time, $30,000 would be de
posited with the court as a guarantee
that, if a new sale was ordered, $200,000
or upwards would be bid, and if they
failed to purchase, the deposit to be for
feited. George BIgham also appeared on
behalf of 73 of the receiver's employes
and operatives, representing about as
many thousand dollars in labor claims,
and fully Indorsed the confirmation, as
he could then proceed in some other man
ner to recover for his clients, presumably
against the plaintiff, as prayed for in his
petition already on file. J. R. Bryson, at
torney for the plaintiff, had nothing to
say. J. K. Weatherford opposed a con
firmation at this time, on behalf of the
material men. Percy Kelly, of Albany,
also opposed, for the reason that the
gross inadequacy of the bid, coupled with
the many irregularities, Intimated fraud
and collusion on the part of the bond
holders and the plaintiff to cheat the Ore
gon creditors out of the debts contracted
during the receiver's administration. E.
L. Bonner, the purchaser, was also pres
ent and desired that the court either con
firm or reject, that he might have either
the property or his nloney, when the ap
parent dissatisfaction might be overcome,
and he be permitted to go, leaving the
matter to the gentlemen who might
offer more for the road at another time.
Judge Fullerton also received a wire
from one Kimball, a large bondholder,
to the effect that If a postponement could
be had, he would be prepared to offer
$150,000 for the road at a new sale. In
passing upon -the matter, the court
granted! a continuance of 15 days for a
consummation of the Nash" proposition,
but stated that if no guarantee was then
made, the present sale would be con
firmed. The court will again convene hero
January 19, to pass upon the objections,
and other matters Indicated above.
First Experiment in Tills Country.
3ALTIMORE. Md., Jan. 3. A syndicate
composed principally of New York and
Chicago capitalists is building a railroad
between Crispfleld and Tangier sound, the
motive power of which is to be furnished
by gas generated from gasoline. Tne sys
tem has been successfully used in Ger
many, but this will be the first experiment
in this country. It is claimed to be much
cheaper than electricity, just as effective
and no more dangerous. Cars equipped
with gas engines can be run for $1 a day.
Tne engines and tanks for the road are
now being built in New York, and will
be completed at an early date. The en
gine is to be placed under the body or
seats of the car. A train is to consist
of passenger and freight cars.
THE SICK AND THE DEAD
Funeral of cx-Secntcr Fair "Will Oc-
cur This Afternoon.
SAN FRANCISCoTJan. 3. Mr. and
Mrs. Herman Oelrichs and Miss Virginia
Fair arrived from New this morning in a
private car. They were met at Sacra
mento by Charles L. Fair. The meeting
between the sisters and brother was most
affectionate, and all were in close con
ference during the rest of the journey.
On arrival in this city, Mrs. Oelrichs and
Miss Fair were driven direct to the Fair
residence, while Oelrichs and young Fair
proceeded to the Lick house. The funeral
of the late ex-Senator Fair will take place
as originally announced, at noon tomor
row. Nearly all the arrangements have
been completed. The original programme
will be carried out. The funeral will ba
from Grace Episcopal church, the Rev.
Dr. Foute officiating, at 2:30 P. M., and
the interment will be in the Fair mauso
leum. Laurel Hill cemetery. The follow
ing gentlemen will act as pall-bearers:
The Hon. John P. Jones, Lloyd Tevis,
W. N. Goad, D. B. Lyman, W. S. Wood,
Judge Richard Rising, S. H. Brooks, C.
O. Connor and A. E. Davis.
Charles L. Fair and his sisters visited
their deceased father's apartments at
the Lick house at 2 o'clock this afternoon
and viewed the remains.
The Merry Masker Dead.
LAWRENCEBURG, Ind., Jan. 3. Miss
Mary Russe, the golden butterfly of the
mask ball, who was stricken with heart
disease while dancing, died at midnight
last night, The pallbearers will be select
ed from the gentlemen who Inscribed their
names on Miss Ru3s card at the car
nival. Jonas M. Walker Is HI.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 3.-Jonas M.
Walker, who was a partner of Fair,
Flood, Mackay and O'Brien in the bonanza
days, has been 111 for some time. To
night, he Is worse, being delirious, and
his end may be expected any hour.
FOR THE SUFFERERS.
Grain and Coal to Be Bought by Xex
In South Dakota and Northern Nebras
ka, where the poorer people are suffer
ing for the necessities of life, the ele
vator companies propose to sell seed grain
in the spring to the counties at a very low
price, and to take pay in county war
rants. It is estimated that 2,000,000 bush
els of grain will have to be furnished in
the state in the spring. The counties are
agreeing to the plan.
A like plan has been devised to furnish
coal this winter. The local dealers havo
arranged with their Eastern houses to
sell coal to the counties or townships, and
take warrants in payment. These will
be carried by the coal men. The railroads
ha. hepn haullnc th coal in frw nnd
1 will do the same with the grain.