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Today are lls/Uo
To Fill Them Try Sunday's Herald
The Herald Goes te Thousands of Homes Every Day
Will Found in San Diego Arrives
In This City
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
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
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
O! tomorrow will bo a specially interesting
issue. It will contain matters of vital interest
to statesmen, politicians, the church-goers and
SERVICE enables U3 to give our readers a
panorama view of what the world is doing.
RESPONDENTS will present all tlie hap
penings of interest south ol the Tehachopi.
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.
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
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.
tlon about fertilizers; also, The Army Worm
at Work, with illustrations. Kdltod by S.
M. Woodbridge, Ph. 0.
attract the attention of every debtor In
California. I '
interest from many points in Ca iioruia,
New Mexico and Arizona.
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.
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.
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.
The Minister at Washington Speaks of
the New Order
Object of the New BUI Is to Distribute Equally
Between All Silver Producers ol
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
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
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.
Congressman Bryan Replies to
Secretary Carlisle
Arguments Made in Favor of the White
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
"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
"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."
Opinion That Oscar Has Suffered
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
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.
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."
Grand Parade of Sunday School Children In
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.
A T reveling Newspaperman Disappears From
Santa Barbara
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.
The Blue and Gold of California
Was on Deck
A Great Day for the Amateurs in the
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
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
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.
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.
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.
A Day of Routine Work Put in by the Con
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
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
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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."
Mothers and Their Babies and Other Subjects
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.
Governor Budd Expresses Himself Very
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.
New Constitution Adopted by the Grand
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
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.
Jail in a Little Illinois Town
Officers Were Unable to Check tha
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
. "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
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
3:4.") a.m.—The men were hanged by
the mob. Hopes were strung over tho
girders of the bridge and the culprits
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.
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,
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
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
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.
Dun s reports: less damage to cereals than
has been supposed A dull orange market
in tho cast ...Local prices current.
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.
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.

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