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* The Number of Persons * A * Who Have Wants «| m> Today are lls/Uo To Fill Them Try Sunday's Herald The Herald Goes te Thousands of Homes Every Day VOL. XLIV. NO. 44 EX-GOV. DOWNEY'S ESTATE Will Found in San Diego Arrives In This City DISPOSAL OF THE PROPERTY The Valuable Paper Stowed Away in a Bank Vault Contents Not Absolutely Known But the Charities Are Not Forgotten-Will Be Probated Mext Week Especial to the Herald. SAN DIEGO, May 24.—A sensation was caused in this city by a report being cir ciliated that a will of ex-Governor Dow ney had been found bidden away among supposedly worthless papers in the de funct Consolidated National bank by Re ceiver O'Connor, who, when he camo •cross it. at once recognized its import ance as having a direct bearing upon the great estate of John G. Downey, that had for years been administered az intestate property. At lirst O'Connor was inclined to send the will at once to the probate court In I,os Angeles, but upon consultation with an attorney he concluded to examine the document in order to learn whether any cxecutorsihad beeu named, and if so to deliver it to them. Upon opening the document it was found to be dated 1877, and named S. M. White, Peter Donohue and H. F. Sponco as executors. Spence und Dono hue both being dead, Senator White was notified of tho discovery and informed thut the will would be sent personally to him by a special messenger. A reply was received that White was about to leave for Sun Francisco, and that the will could be delivered to his partner, but this O'Connor refused to do. Attorney James E. Wadham will take it to Los Angeles this morning, with in structions to give it only to White, and in tne event of his absence to rile it in the probate department of the superior court. Though no copy of the will was made, the general provisions were learned. It directs that the home iv Los Ange les and the house adjoining, together with all the furniture, silverware, plate, horses and carriages shall become the property of his wite. (This was Governor Downey's first wife, since deceased with out issue.) Bequests of $5000 and $(iOOO each were made to as many Roman Catholic charit able institutions and to the Orphans' homo of Los Angeles. The remainder of the estate, valued at about $00",000, is to be divided, one-half going to the wife and the other half equally between Dow ney's two sisters, Mrs. Peter Donohue and Mrs. Eleanor Martin, and the hit ter's son, J. Downey Harvey. No mention is made of the half-sister, Miss Winifred Martin of Baltimore, nor is there any indication of the bitter feel ing which Downey is said to have bad against the present administrator. Those who knew the governor best aro free to confess that the reports once cir culated of the later will having been found and destroyed had more truth in them than was believed. The provisions of this will bear out the supposition that there will most likely be some interest ing' developments when the will is offered for probate. Attorney James E. Wadham of San Diego arrived in this city yesterday and the will was filed for probate. As stated, it was found by Receiver O'Connor of the Consolidated National bank of San Diego, among some old papers. When asked about the finding of the will Mr. Monroe, an associate of Senator White, stated that he knew nothing about it except what had been published in the newspnapers. He knew nothing of the contents,or what disposition would be made of it. Mr. Monroe stated that the heirs had made n thorough search for a will at the time of the governor's death THE SUNDAY HERALD O! tomorrow will bo a specially interesting issue. It will contain matters of vital interest to statesmen, politicians, the church-goers and stay-at-homes. OUR ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE enables U3 to give our readers a panorama view of what the world is doing. OUR TRAINED CORPS OP SPECIAL COR RESPONDENTS will present all tlie hap penings of interest south ol the Tehachopi. AMONG THE SPECIAL ARTICLES will be: The Course at Henley, whoro Cornell will row. This story will be road with a degree of interest by everyone who would liko to see our oarsmen win. 11! Us' rated. BOUDOIR ATHLETICS -Tho latest health fad. Profusely illustrated. THE TURNVEREIN GERMANIA OF LOS ANGELES—With history ot the society and portraits of its officers and illustration of their new building. FASHIONS FOR MEN—The correct things for men to wear this summer, whether at home, at the seaside, or yachting. Illus trated, THE WOMAN'S PAGE-With portraits of soino famous women: a peep into some well conducted kitchens, and other mat ters in which wovnon aro interested. Edited by Mrs. E. M. Cook. THE AGRICULTURAL PACiil-Some informs tlon about fertilizers; also, The Army Worm at Work, with illustrations. Kdltod by S. M. Woodbridge, Ph. 0. AN ARTICLE BY ABBOT KINNEY that will attract the attention of every debtor In California. I ' FOR MINERS AND PROs\'ECTOIi'S-items ot interest from many points in Ca iioruia, New Mexico and Arizona. I HE STORY OF THE CHOWO3P NAEPWEE, or Pipe of Peace—A thrilling Indian story fcv Albert Gardner Tincmau. but could find none, nor any evidence ot such an instrument having been drawn. Mr. Harvey could not be found. Judge Clark stated to n Herald reporter that the will had been filed. Although the dispatches from San Diego state that it had been opened, the judge could not tell, although from the appearance of the envelope he thougnt not. The package is sealed and is at present in the hands of the clerk of the superior court, probate department, who has been instructed not to open it until Senator White returns next Tuesday, when the testament will bo offered for ptohate in open court, Then the seals wilt be broken. GIRLS PLAY BURGLAR Two Young Oirla at San Francisco Try to Play Mankind SAN FRANCISCO.May 24.—May Bush, 10 years old. and Alico Crimmins, who is a year older, played burglars Wednes day evening. They broke into the Ever ett grammar school at Seventh and San r Chez streets, scattered hundreds of books about tho class rooms and purloined sev eral story books that were afterward re covered at the Bush girl's home. For sevoral weeks the girls have been inclined to bo unruly, anil May Bush was recently transferred to another school. On Wednesday evening she went to tho Everett school for her books, but as the teachers had gone home the janitor re fused to let her have them. Alice Crim mins was with her, and both waited until the janitor had locked up and gone home. Then they enterod the building, threw ink, pencils and slates around promiscuously and hid a number of books under the stairs. Last night the girls wire taken before Chief of Police Crowley, to whom they mxdo a confession. Upon the promise of their mothers that the girW would be punished they were poriuitted to go home. THE STORY OF A COLONIST Return of Another of the Negro Settlers Prom Mexico A Tale of Hardship Told by One of the Blacks Who Sought a Home In the Sister Republic EL PASO, Tex.. May 24.—Samuel Clay born, a negro about 26 years old, who says he originally came from Tuscaloosa, lowa, arrived here yesterday from Mexico, ac companied by his wife and two children, tells a sensational story. He says that a negro named Bill Ellis, who lives at San Antonio, visited Georgia and Alabama lust fall and induced a colony of 800 negroes from the states named to follow illin to Mexico and locate in a barren val ley on tho oorders of the states of Duran go and Coaliuila.about forty miles east of Mapimi, on the Mexican Central railroad. Clayborn says he told his peonle they were going to a perfect paradise, that the lands were fertile and homes would be given to every family free, but when the poor negroes reached their destination , they were put to improving land under Mexican overseers, and were not paid for their work, and wero fed on the rilest food and compelled to sleep on the ground. On May 9th Clayborn and his family and about forty of the other negroes made their escape and were pur sued by armed Mexicans. Clayborn bo came separated from the other fugitives and succeeded in reaching Chihuahua. The others were captured und one of their number, Antonio Bones of Eutaw. Ala., who again made his escape and reached Chihuahua, says the pursuers shot and killed all of bis party except himself. The United States consul at Chihuahua is investigating the affair. MEXICAN TAX ON BULLION The Minister at Washington Speaks of the New Order Object of the New BUI Is to Distribute Equally Between All Silver Producers ol Mexico WASHINGTON, May 24,-Senor Rome ro, the Mexican minister, said today con cerning the intention of Mexico to decree nn export duty discriminating against the American capital invested in Mexican mining enterprises, that he was not aware that such a bill had been approved by the Mexican congress, but that as it was presented by the executive ho be lieved that it is very likely to bo ap proved. Senor Romero further said that the real object of the pending bill was to distrib ute on Hie whole mining industry of Mexico tlie vsry high duty now levied upon the mining of silver. The present mining duty is -1.44 per centum. Sonor Romero further said that the reai obect of the new bill is to distribute equally between all tho silver producers of Mexico the per cent tax and which now lio on some classes of miners, and that the imputation that it is a discrimi nating measures against American capi tal invested in Moxlco is utterly without foundation. A SPEEDY OCEAN LINER The Atlantic Steamship Lucania Beats Her Dally Average QUEESSTOWX, May 21.- Tho Cunard liner Lucania, Captain McKay, from Now York May 18th, has beaten her dally average speed record. She made the trip in 5 days 11 hours and 40 minutes, being three hours and three minutes behind her own eastward record of 5 days s hours and :i minutes, made :n Septem ber, 1804, but on the trip just completed the Lucan.n made an average daily speed of 22.01 knots per hour. Her Lost previ ous speed record was 21.89 knots, made in June, 1804. The Lucania, according to her log, passed Sandy Hook lightship at 2:20 p. m. on Saturday last, May 18th, and arrived off Daunt'l rock at 8:40 a m. today. Her dally runs were 131, 408, 024 522, 517 and 388. " in latitude 48.36 east, north and longi tude 22.15 west, she passed a derelict whose timbers wore showing six feet above water. On May 20lh the steamer met with much ice. The United States cruiser Columbia was not sighted by the Lucania after tlie latter passed Sandy Hook. Tho cruiser passed the hook twenty minutes after tho Lucania. There was no race between tho two ships. Brlckluycrs and Hodcarrlers ST. LOtJIS.May 24.—The Master Brick layers' association has received a com munication from the Hod Carrie s'union numbers 2 and 3, officially declaring the strike off, which affected 1500 men. Union number 1, composed of the Irish element, cunuot hold out much longer. THE HERALD LOS ANGELES, SATURDAY MORNING* MAY 25, 1895.-EIGHT PAGES THE CAMPAIGN OF COIN Congressman Bryan Replies to Secretary Carlisle AN ENTHUSIASTIC RECEPTION Arguments Made in Favor of the White Metal Comparisons flade Between Carlisle's Speech at flemphis and His Utterances In 1878—Other Speakers Associated Press Special Wirt. MEMPHIS, Term., May 24.—Memphis is the storm center ol tlie south just now in the agitation ot the all übsobring cur. reucy question. Close upon the events of yesterday's "sound money ' conven tion at the auditorium, at which tho economic views of tho secretary of the treasury were expounded to a largo gath ering of men from ull parts of the south, came a rousing meoting tonight of an equally numerous class of citizens, whose slogan is "honest money" and whose guest of honor was the eloquent young Nebraska Congiossnia, William J. Bryan. Shortly after the sound money convention was called, the silver people got to work upon a counter demonstration with the result that Mr. Bryan consented to reply to the speech of Secretory Carlisle. Mr. Bryan received an ethusiasttc re ception. A considerable part of h-is speech was taken up with comparisons of Secre tary Carlisle's last speech with utterances said to have been made by him in 1878. The telling points in Mr. Bryan's speech were loudly applauded. Ho was followed by Congerssmuu J. M. Allen of Missisippi in a humorous and interesting speech. Mr. Bryan said in part: "I have read tlie speech delivered by Mr. Carlisle in this city, also that delivered by him at Covington last Monday evening, and 1 have compared them with the spoech de livered by him on February 21, 1878, in the house of representatives and I am reminded of the language used by David in lamenting the death of Saul, 'How aro the mighty fallen." "In 1878 Mr. Carlisle was hurling the pebbles of truth at too giant of the Phil listine. John Sherman; today as a Goliath he daily issues challenges to his former friends. "Mr. Carlisle did not refer while at Mempnis, to his speech of 1878, but he did refer to it at Covington and said, 'some of the opinions then expressed have been modified and some of them have been changed altogether by subsequent events and by a more thorough investi gation of the subjects to which they re lated, but on tlie question of free coinage, my convictions havo never been shaken for a moment.' But he did not state, even at Covington.,',hat pans of his former speech liey't-pudiuted and what Earts he ; ..ili.' s .*'.''. lie served in the ouso and «ena» for about fifteen years after the making of tn.-t speech anil never, upon a single occasion, did Iv at tempt to withdraw the utterance of 1878, of to mod If the e.npussii with which he then spoke.' tie explains that he voted for free coinage in 1878, in the hope j that it would be amended in the senate I but lie never voted against the free coinage until after the nofninatioi. of Mr. Cleve land in 1892. "It is true that in 1878 Mr. Carlisle did say that be was opposed to the free coin l age of silver, but he ought, in all fairness, to have stated that he was at that time opposed to the free coinage of gold also. He said in bis speech in 1878, 'I am op posed to the free coinage of either gold ot silver, but in favor of the unlimited coin age of both metals, upon terms of exact equality.' Not only was his present lan guage contradicted by his former speech, but a letter written in 1890 by him says that he was at that time in favor of freo and unlimited coinage of silver. Mr. Carlisle in 1878 said, 'The struggle now going on caunot cease and ought not to cense until all the industrial interests of the country are fully and tt»«ljy eman cipated from the heartless domin. *'"n of the syndicates,stock exchanges and other great combinations of money grubbers in this country and Europe.' .... "At the Memphis convention Mr. Catchings insisted that opponents of sil ver were expecting international oimot sllism. This seeming conllict between Mr. Carlisle anil Mr. Cutchings can be easily explained. Mr. Carlisle believed thnt the government should buy whatever silver it needs and therefore might be called a buy-metallist. Mr.Catchiugs is in favor of tho restornton of silver after awhile,if other nations will help us, and therefore may be called a by and by met allist. "What need is there for bimetallism it tho gold standard will furnish a sufficient amount of money? Tlio confession that bimetallism is desirable destroys ull ar gument advanced In beliall of gold mono metallism, and when one has admitted the desirability of bimetallism ho must either favor the restoration of it by tho United States at one or submit tho desti nies of this people to foreign nations. It has been well said that it is more dan gerous to put an English banker at tho head of our financial system than to have tlie English admiral at the head of our navy or an English general at the head o' our army." PLEA OF THE MARQUIS Opinion That Oscar Has Suffered Sufficiently The Case Has Not Yet Been Concluded and the Taking of Testimony Will Be Resumed Today LONDON, Mnv 24.—There was tho us ual crowd at Old Bailey court room today when Sir Edward Clark addressed the jury in behalf of Oscar Wilde, charged with serious misdemeanors. Wilde was called to the witness box and given a chair, as he seemed to be broken down. In answer to questions ho ielnted how he had been on terms of intimacy with the Marquis of Queensberry'd family for years, and entirely denied the charges mado against him. Sir Frank Lockwood. solicitor general, at tlie conclusion of the address of Sir Edward Clark, began a severe cross ex amination of defendant, which lusted over an hour. Tho accused said Lord Alfred Douglas was in l'aris, whither he went three weeks ago ut his request. Wilde, it appeared, was in constant communication with Lord Alfred. When Wilde was askud about tho famous latters he hail written to ].ord Douglas, which were read at tho first trial, the defendant said it was tha beautiful way in waioli an artist would write to a cul tared young man. Taking up the latter, Wilde had written to Lord Alfred phras ing his "red rose leaf lips and slim gilt soul" that walked "between poetry and passion," Sir Frank asked the defendant whether he considered the letter decent. Wilde replied: "Decency does not come into question." "Do you understand the meaning of the word?" asked counsel sternly, "Yes," replied Wilde. Wilde admitted he had made repeated visits to tho rooms of Alfred Taylor, where he met a number of young men. Wilde admitted his intimacy with other young men whose names were mentioned previously. Tlie Marquis of Queensberry is quoted as saying: "1 do not wish to see Wilde further punished. Ho has suffered enough. I only want to keep tho beast from my son. Everyone knows Wilde is no better than Alfreil Taylor." Asked what he thought would be tho verdict, he said: "1 urn willing to forfeit 1000 that Wilde is acquitted. There aro many names back of this thing." Sir Edward Clarke brie My re-examined Wilde and then made his final address to tho jury, asking them to save the defend ant from the ruin of his reputation, Which, he added. had been nearly quenched by the torrent of prejudico in tho press. (Applause.) Sir Frank Lockwood followed for the prosecution, but he had barely begun his address when the court was adjourned for the day. ROUND THE BANQUET BOARD The Administration Is Endorsed in a Vigorous Manner Speeches Made by a Number of Leading Statesmen In Which the Honey Policy of the Government Was Endorsed NEW YORK, May 24.—The day's stay of tlie Democratic editors came to an end tonight when v banquet was tendered rthem at Dolmonico's. Colonel William Urown was toastmaster. lie introduced John A. Mason, who thanked the Demo crats of Gotham for their hospitality to the visitors. Mr. Mason then read a letter from Pres ident Cleveland, which evoked tumultu ous applause. After expressing regret nt his inability to be present tho prosident in his letter said: "When a campaign is actively on foot to force the free, un limited and independent coinage of silver, at a ratio which will odd to our circulat ion unrcstained millions of so-called dol lars, intrinsically worth but half the amount they purport to represent, with no provision or resource to make good any deficiency in value, and disaster that \ list follow In the trail of silver mono r> •tallism." Seiintot Hill was accorded a perfect ovation as he rose to speak to tho toast Democracy. In referring to the financial question ho said: "I am not in tho councils of the gold mono-metallists, but if thero I would suggest that they are prejudiced aguim"; the cause of sound ami sale currency it. f lis moment by nagging over false and Kinaterial subjects as to whether under t\'.i coinage law of 1872 the silver dollar was the unit of value. "If New York can be carried by the Democrats this fall it can be carried in ltfflU, and with it the country an the pres idency. Another defeat here forebodes national disaster." Comptroller of the Currency Eckel spoke to the toast, "Sound money a fundamental principle of true Democ racy." Kef erring to the attitude of President Cleveland on the financial question, he asserted that the signs of re turning prosperity demonstrated the wis dom or the government's recent acts and the confidence of the people in the ad ministration. He said, in part.: "I do not overstate when I say the present agitation of the free coinage of silver is one in the first instance to tho silver producing class, who, complaining that tbeir mining interests aro languish ing it to be tho duty of tho government to restore them by affording v market for all tho silver bullion they can deposit nt the mints and to make them more profitable by coining lor them Jree of charge all such bullion into dollars containing less than one dollar's worth of metal endowed with full legal tender properties." "When it is claimed that such proposi tion has any relation to the principles of Democracy it is time for all who may in the least degree influence Democratic thought to realize the responsibility. "Our party is the party of the people— no heaause it it drifted hither and thither by svery wave of popular excitement and mis conception, but because, whilo it tests every proposition by the doctrines which underlie its organization, insists that all interests should be defended in the ad ministration of the government without easpeciul favor or discrimitntation. "Our party is the party of tho people because in its careful welfare of all our countrymen it resists dangerous schemes born of discontent, advocated by appeals to sectional or clas3 prejudices and rein forced by the insidious acts of private selfishness and cupidity. "Above ull, our party is the party of the people when it recognizes the fact that sound and absolutely safe money is tlie life blood of our country's strength and prosperity, and when it teaches that none of our fellow citizens, rich or poor, can escape the coiisequonces of a degen eration of our currency. "Democratic conservatism dictates that if thero exists iticonveniiieces and hard ship resulting form the congestion or im perfect distribution of our circulating medium, a remedy should be applied which will avoid the danger." EIGHTY THOUSAND IN LINE Grand Parade of Sunday School Children In Brooklyn BROOKLYN, May 24.—Kiphty thou sand children, representing 180 Sunday schools, or twelve divisions, paraded in Brooklyn this afternoon in honor of the sixty-sixth anniversary of the Brooklyn Sunday School union, Tho parade was reviewed by ex-President Harrison,Prince Francis Joseph of liattenhurg. Sir llruco Burnajde, connnisioner of the British government to New Zealand. Mayor Bcbieren, Lee Algentinger, president of the Sunday school union, and William Roberts, his chief marshal. President Cleveland and Ruth Cleveland were in vited, but sent a letter of reirrot. DROPPED OUT OP SIGHT A T reveling Newspaperman Disappears From Santa Barbara SANTA BARBARA, May 24.-A. H. Mayer of the l.os Angeles Herald about a week ago borrowed it revolver from a Wells Fargo clerk here, saying ho was go ing to see n lady friend. He has not been heard of since. Ho had considerable money on him. [Mayer wns working ,in commission for the Herald and wus hist beard from curly in the week. There is no reason to sup pose he nas met with foul play.] One Bill Went Through BERLIN, Muy 34—Tilt reiohstag today by n voto of 16.1 to 85 adopted vho spirit taxation amendment bill. INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS The Blue and Gold of California Was on Deck OVER SIX HUNDRED ENTRIES A Great Day for the Amateurs in the East The Boys From the dolden State Win Several Events-The Two Mile Bicycle Record Broken Associated Press Special Wire BERKELEY OVAL, N. V., May 24.- Tho twentieth annual field meeting of the Intercollegiate association of amateur ath letes began today at this oval. The track and field were in excellent condition. The attendance was not as large as might have been expected. Shortly after noon the in-field presented a kaleidoscopic appearance, with Hie blue and gold ot California, Princeton 1 !, yel low and black. Philadelphia's crimson and black, Yale's blue, Columbia's white and blue, Harvard's crimson an all other college colors as the different contestants intermingled. There were over 600 entries for the scheduled events and promptly at 2 o'clock "Father" Bill Curtis, tho referee, called the boys to the scratch for the 100 --yard dash. There were seven heats run off in this event, bile nono of the con testants succeeded in iloing the distance in 10 [Int. John V. Crum of towa, who is in 10 1-5 seconds, is looked upon by all col leges as the likely winner of the 100 and •J2» yards dashes, when the finals will be run oft tomorrow. B. Dyer of California won the lirst heat of the 120-yard hurdle from E. H. Cady of Yale, in 10 seconds, but S. Chase of Dartmouth did the trick in a fifth of a second less, defeating Dyer's side part ner, Torry, by a narrow margin. Every one who saw tho race will look out for an interjsting run between Chase and Dwyer tomorrow. in the two-mile bicycle race R. E. Manly of Swarthmore broke tho associa tion .if,'onl of 5:15, in the good time of 5:07 B's. In the'lield events Hickok of Yale out did himself by throwing the 10-pound hammer I;i2 feet 10 inches, breaking h'S association record and collcgo records, which were 12,' i feet 9 inches, and 129 feet 5J., inches respectively. Tho trial events in which California made a showing resulted as follows: Ono hundred and twenty yard hurdle— Dyer, California; time, 10 seconds; S. Chase, Dartmouth, tune, 15 4-5 seconds; Hatch. Yale, time, 10 1-5 seconds. Foil.- hundred and forty yard da'h—B, 1, Sterritt, Pennsylvania; time, 51 5-5; 1\ It. Freeman, Pennsylvania 52 3-5; F. C. Koch of California, time, 51 4-5. Two hundred und twenty yard hurdle— J. L. Brewer, jr.. Harvard, time, 24; E. E. Perkins, Yale, time, 25 4-5; P. Sheldon, ■laic, time, 20 2-5; If. Torrev, California, time, 25 3-5. Throwing 10-pound hammer— W. O. Hickok. Yale, first, 18'J feet 10'incbes; ft. Cross, Yale, 128 Net 8 Inches; C.C. Hard wick, Yale, 119 feet,!» inches: R. W. Kd gren. California, 117 feet 8 inches; R. A. Hickok, Yale. 117 feet 11% inches. THE ESTATE OF JAY GOULD Litigation Inaugurated In the New York Courts The Millionaire's Estate la nixed Up in the Court Proceedings—How It Came About NEW YORK, May 24.-Sorae of tho testimony taken by W. L. Gannon, jr., as referee in the certiorari proceedings in which the estato of Jay Gould and Jny Gould's children resist paying personal taxes here on the ground of non resi dence, is interesting. The commissioner of taxes and assessments puts $10,000,000 valuation upon the personalty of the es tate for taxation foi tic year 1804; assessed the personal property of George Gould at $400,000 and put an assessment of $100,000 each upon the personal prop erty of Howard, Edward and Helen M. Gould. Tlie Umld children besides alleging non residence, complained that there was great injustice done them in the making of the assessment, inasmuch as other wealthy people and estates were taxed at a less rate. George Gould testified that in 18011 no estate was taxed as high as that of William H. Vanderbilt. which was taxeil on $8,000,000 valuation, al though the estate was supposed to be worth $100,000,000, with the exception of tlie assessment which was made against his father's estate, Which was put at $10, --000,000. Ho said Cornelius and William K. Vanderbilt were each taxed on n val uation of $200,000 of personal property, while they were said to bo worth $100, -000.000. Russell Sage bad been assessed Gil a v.million of .£600,000 that year, the Tildcn estate on $600,000, Andrew Carne gie on $ißo,ouo and v. I. Huntington, ono of the wealthiest railroad men in the country, on sirs),ooo. THE PRESBYTERIANS A Day of Routine Work Put in by the Con vention PITTSBURG. Pa., May 21.— The atten tion of tho Presbyterian general assembly today wns occupied by things of im portance to the denomination, but of no sensational interest. A million dollar fund, continued annual sessions, deliver ance on temperance nn*i fraternal greet ings from other ecclesiastical boards com pleted tho catalogue. The regular busi ness of the assembly was much delayed by tho amount of time occupied by the speeches of the delegates from the out side. At tho afternoon session of the assem bly n chance was given to tho movement to secure biennial or triennial sessions of the assemblies, instead of the annual meetings. It was strongly advocated by the presbytery of Lackawannu, and it was opposed by representatives from Philadelphia and New York. Il wss ob jected to the proposal that in many minds it had originated in a loss ot re spect for the general assembly, as well as from v dislike fifor the doctrinal discuss ions of the past few years. The larger part of the afternoon was devoted to hearing delegates from other ecclesiastical bodies. From the United Presbyterian general assembly greetings were brought. The Waldcn church of Italy was represented ■Q Wsathsr today: Fair. rj They Make a Showing * 1/\ Columns of Thursday ** IU Want Ads Show The Herald's Popularity | The Herald's Circulation ia Climbing Dp Itapidly \ by Uev. Francisco Rostan and the gen eral synod of the Reformed church in the United States by Rev. J. A. Peters. Dr. William T. Sabin of New York spoke on behalf of the generol synod of the re corded Episcopal church. After an address by Dr. George Matth ews of London, representing the pan- Presbyterian alliance, toe moderator. Dr. Booth', made a suitable reply in behalf ot the assembly. A committeo was appointed to secure a new metrical version of the Psalms that would be acceptable to all frictions. Tho remainder of too session was taken tin by tne trial of Dr. W. 11. Blair of Adums viHe. Pa., where he has been convicted of selling liquor on prescriptions to min ors and habitual drunkards. The case will be continued tomorrow. NEW YORK, May 24.—Charles Butler, president of the board of trustees, says regarding the boycott of the Union Theo logical seminary by the general assembly: "I am unable tv say what action tlie trustees of the seminary will take on the recommendation of the assembly until they have had a meeting. Ido not be lieve, however, the recommendation, which amounts in reality to a ban upon our students, will make the slightest difference to us. I fancy we shall go right on with our work, following the lines we have laid down, just as if noth ing hud happened." THE WOMAN'S CONfjRESS Mothers and Their Babies and Other Subjects Discussed SaX FRANCISCO. May 21.—Mothers and their babies, fresh air nnd pure food, dresses with plenty of pockets in th«m for women, Trilby feet and no corns, pure fcod and pure air, with a few al truistic and metaphysical suggestions on tho side, engrossed the attention of tho crowds at tho women's congress today. Miss Anthony and Rev. Anna Shaw Spoke a number nf times during the day, the efforts of ihe latter being particularly happy as she touched off tho imperious ncss of the woman dressmauer and the politeness of her tailor. She predicted the day of no corsets and no corns, when the ladies would have waists larger than that of tho Venus de Milo and feet to outdo Trilby. i)r. Harriot Moxson nnd Dr. Sarah T. Shuey read papers on the health of mothers and children. Helen G. Miller of Reno, Xev., rcud a paper on Food as We Eat It. and Mrs. Elizabeth J. Corbett dis cussed The City's Air and Water. ON THE POWER OF PARDON Governor Budd Expresses Himself Very Forcibly Half-Wltted Criminals He Considers Danger ous and Thinks the Verdict of Juries Should Stand SACRAMENTO,May 24.—R100 M rasco will be hanged on the 20th of next month if Governor Budd does not interfere. ti. A. Lamont. at the tinio Morasco was convicted, was tho district attorney of Solano county and prosecuted him. Today be came up from his homo in Suisun and asked the governor * m to commute tlie sen tence and send Morasco to the pen iten ; tiary for life. He claims that the con vict** roan was poorly defended. He is an Ignorant and Weak-minded ma. . one who is hardly accountable for his nets. Th* governor replied that half-witted, criminals were the most dangerous we have. He said if people don't want peo ple to hang thorn they should give them some other sentence. He had examined the caso thoroughly, had read all the tes timony and it seemed to bo a clear case with no extenuating circumstances. He said no doubt but what man a man had oeen haiigid because he mid been Hourly defended. Ho said no judge should ap point a sprig of a lawyer to defend a man whose was at stake. It wasn't right. In a case where a man was on trial for his life he should nt least bo given an attorney who knew something of the rules of evidence. "I am opposod to this whole commuta tion business," said the governor. "One governor will commute a man aud the next man who is elected chief magistrate pardons him. The whole pardon business is wrong. If I interfere In this case I will reprieve him for two years und have the legislature change the law so that a man commuted in such instances cannot after ward oe pardoned." O. R. Ooghlan and J. Debala, two other Solano county attorneys, also appeared ami asked that tho sentence be com muted. The governor did not say what lie would do. THE PYTHIAN KNIGHTS New Constitution Adopted by the Grand Lodge MONTEREY, May 24.—The Knights of Pythias today adopted the new con stitution and defeated tlie attempt of the saloon men to allow liquor dealers to be come members. The new officers were in stalled and the term of oflice for subordi nate lodges changed from one to six months. Grand Chancellor Samuels an nounced committees as follows: Pythian home—Stanton L. Carter, Fresno, chairman ; I* K. Blnmbarg, Oak land ; W. A. M.ickinder. St. Helena; George L. Morrison, San Francisco; l>. S. Hersh bcrg, Oakland; W. W. Stockwell, Los An geles; M. R. Mcrditt, Baling*. Grand tribunal—George W. Fox. Red wood City; I>. U. Clark, Santa Cruz; A. J. Ruckles, Miisun. Committees on reports, mileage and per diem, rules for foreign correspond ence, endowment rank, uniform rank, laws, state of tho order, petitions ami grievances and credentials were also an nounced. THE QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY The Anniversary Generally Observed in Eng land-Celebration Today LONDON, May 24.—Tho seventy-sixth birthday of Victoria was observed today at all naval and military stations with the exception of the city by the usual display of Hags, trooping of col ors. In London the celebration will take place tomorrow. Mckinley's Campaign COLUMBUS, Ohio, Muy 2.—Governor McKinley has accepted the invitation of the Illinois State Trade and Labor assembly to deliver an address at tho labor demonstration in Uhlcago, .Inly 4th. lie bus received word that Vice- President Stevenson will be present. Against Free Sliver NEW YOKK, Muy 24. —At today's ses ■ siou ol the Democratic Editorial associa tion of New York, resolutions were adopt ed that tho Democratic press of this state pledges itself to oppose any legislation looking to free and unlimited coinage of silver. There was only one negative vote. The New York Police Force NEW YORK. May 24.—The afternoon papers say the police bonril has deter mined to remove Superintendent Byrnes ano Inspector Williams, and institute a thorough; reorganization of the police. Police Inspector Williams has been re tired upon bis own application. PRICE FIVE CEx»fTB THE WORK OF A MAD MOB Jail in a Little Illinois Town Stormed TWO MEN WERE LYNCHED Officers Were Unable to Check tha Onslaught A Railroad Tie Used to Batter Down tha Doors— Assailants of a Young Qlri Taken to a Bridge and Hanged • Associated Press Special Wire. B LOOM IX GTO N. 111.. May 24.- A Danville, 111., special says: At midnight v mob of farmers attacked the Vermilion county jail to secure John Halls;jr.. and William Rbyce. who raped Miss Laura Burnett lust night. Sheriff Thompson denied them admission. The mob pro cured a telegraph polo and after repeated efforts to break down tlie outer jail door, the crowd momentarily desisted in its efforts. Sheriff Thompson, his wife and Deputy Sheriff Sloane beseecbed them to disperse. P. W. Burnett, the father of the'injured girl said to Mrs. Thompson: "Madam, you never had a daughter outraged and her blood demands vengenance." His reply was wildly applauded. A railroad tic was secured and with three blows tlie outer door was battered in. Tho besiegers thronged in and commenced work on tho inner door. At this writing (2 a. m.) they are pounding away on tha inner door and searching the garret. Tho police end peaco officers are unable to control the mob and nothing will save the lives of Halls and Royce if they can be found. An eloquent plea to let the law take its course was made and at lirst produced a telling effect , but, the leaders finally re plied: . "Yes; we know the jury will convict and give thorn severe sentences, but Gov ernor Altgeld will pardon them out. He recently pardoned three prisoners you scut up from Champaign county for twenty years, and he will pardon these men. If .my other maii than Governor Altgeld was governor we would not lynch tho men, but we are determined be will never have a chance to torn them loose." With these words they again com menced work at 2:20 a.m. LATER, 3 a.m.—The mob has got both men and taken them to a bridge in tho east end to hrng them. The work ia probably done by this time. Tho jail is deserted and everybody gone to the bridge, and yells ate heard from the mob there. 3:4.") a.m.—The men were hanged by the mob. Hopes were strung over tho girders of the bridge and the culprits dropped. Will lake the Tombs Sacred CITY OF MEXICO, May 24.—Congress man Benito Juarez, son of the hero of the Mexican reform constitution, baa taken steps t > comply with tha raqtnai from the Mexican consul at San Fran cisco asking earth from the, tomb of Juarez to mix with earth of tomb* irom Washington, Grant and Garfield in th* planting of a tree by the school children of San Francisco. It is to be called tha Liberty Tree. THE NEWS Events of the World, the Nation, Southern) California and Los Angeles WEATHER REPORT-United States depart ment of agriculture weather bureau's report, received at Loi Angeles May 34, 1805. riaues liar. Tern. Mai.Tm Los AnRclce!20.t>7| (14 73 ran lllogu. 30.00, (12 ■■- ;;. i. ni„,,„, :io.()i; 64 US l'r.-:n. ,80 SO 1 Nil HH Mm I'rnn'uo 30.04 nil H.i 8o<THmonio,mB4 71 78 Hod ni.ifr. tfl.ftu NO H4 l.nroka. .. 3)1,0(1 58 02 llinaburg 20 02 70 74 Portland.... 20.08 (14 (10 Wnd >j w W \v sw i s\v N NW iWdnf iCIoudy Cloudy Clear l-uldy (Tear Clear iptcidy cloudy cloudy Rain Temperature —Report ol observations taken at i-os Angeles, May 24th. [Note—barometer reduced to sua level.] Time. I Bur. jTher. RH'mlW'd Vel W'her. S:(M> a. m. 30.00 > BH I »8 1KB ~B~ Cloudy BiOO p. m. |aU.ft7l lit I 72 I W 8 Cloudy Maximum toinperature, 72. Minimum temperature, 55. Forecast—May 24.— For Southern California! Fair: nearly stationary temperature! fresh westerly winds. BY TFLEGRAPH-.Corbott says he won't stand any more blurring, aud unlets Fltztimra'ona puts up his money by today, he will pull the Austialian's nose when he sees hire.... A mob at Vermillion, 111., hanged two men accused of assaulting a young girl.... The will of the late ex-Governor Downey was Hied with tlie county clerk today, it lisvitic been found at Ban Diego... Gov. ertior Budd expressed nimself regarding the power of pardon —No appointment of brigadier general tor the Southern Califor nia regiments will he made at present.... The money campaign goes merrily along in the east... General Schoficld denies that ho Is an aspirant for a presidential nomination* ABOUT THE CITY—A Scotchman arrested for uttering fraudulent checks—arrested and released three Wines In ten days ..Court notes and new suits instituted....Art notes....Board of public works....Ysaye, optimist, philosopher and artist .Senator Date at Fan Pedro. . ..Iu the social whirl. Fourth ol July celebration committee meeting .. Claude Gibbs, the missing son of a widow — The board of education holds v very secret meeting A new receiving hospital and a prison for females, both In sigh: — Mrs. Shaw's death caused by an overdose of colchlcum .. Bicycle cntrujg for Memorial day....Musical notes 4 bicycle thief combination. COMMERCIAL MATTERS—Bradstreel's and Dun s reports: less damage to cereals than has been supposed A dull orange market in tho cast ...Local prices current. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Santa ana-a funerol joke....Watersteal Pojiona—lnteresting society events. Santa Moxrci—Getting ready for business and pleasure Pasadena—lnteresting memorial exercises by the G. A. R. aud W. K. C. WHERE YOU rIAY 00 TODAY Orpheum Theater, 8 p. m. and matinee— Hades Up to Date. Burbank Theater, 8 p. m. and matinee-The Life Guard. Los Angeles Theater, 8 p. m. and matinee— Ysaye, violinist.