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yyor ONLY ON SUNDA V THE HERALD does business every day in the week, cast your eye on the want ads in auv issue. Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow If you did not see It In The nerald itdld not happen VOL. XLIV. NO. 157 MADE MUTCH A MONKEY He Analyzes Bill Nye, Be lieving Him Jas. Sharp "fflf OKE MORE HOODWINKED A Practical Joke on the Be whiskered Professor HE MADE A BAD MISTAKE Thought That Poor Willie Was a Wicked Criminal Lots of Pun In tbe County Jail tor Several Hours Leslie R. Mutch Visits James Sharp, but Bill Nye, Jr., Is Palmed Off and Rxamlned Instead—Said He Was a Terrur. The Passiug of Mutch A psychological analysis and expert opinion by I'rofessor Mutch ot the alleged rapist, James Sharp, is as follows: Accompanied by an eminent specialist in diseases of the brain and mind, Dr, Finis K. Yoakum, late lecturer in Gross Medical college, Denver, I made a carcfol study of the various manifestations of the state of bo.lv, mind and morals of James Snarp, and report in part as fol lows: His face and eye reveal an emo tional type of mental and moral weakness. He lies numerous indications of ap proacning if not of actual collapse of the neivous system. This poi.its to insanity rather than to either semi-Idiocy or criminality. He is not vicious by nature, but instead ia apparently at die point of nervous degeneracy. He Is a clear case of wreckod bodily state from the use of narcotics and stimulants, rendered very possible by reason of having a delicate and susceptible nervous system, together with a mind romantic and sentimental, and from bis dissoluto life, customs and a sensual and animal nature. I'estructi tfeness, alimcntiveness and other brain centers such as give coarse, hiutal and selfish tendencies, are not present. [Even the base brain at tho back THE MAN HE SHOULD HAVE SEEN James Sharp, the Alleged Assaulter of the head is weak, showing little of animal otrengtn, a result due tv confessed excesses in licentious lines. There is ample evidence from whicn to premise illusive or imaginative sensualism. Scientists have long ago admitted that liquor and tobacco can pioduce such re sults, especially in cases that are natural ly inclined to hallucinations, as this man is. Without the use of narcotics and stimulants, and if engaged in either reli gious work or the continuous reading of works on this or on socialistic subjects. Sharp would have shown as a result a mild form of religious mania, or anarchistic foolishness as the case may be from tho line of interest. Such mental states an this man pos sesses become weak in character when foolish habits deraneo Ihe norvons sys tem. 'Ibis man is not, therefore, pos sessed of the mental discrimination nec essary to enable nim to see and observe tho things in conduct that go to make WHAT HE DID SEB Bill Nye, Jr., a Gentleman of Leisure up common d'soretion. There can be no excuse tor this weakling that he hasdono as be has; for bis habits havo been vol untary; and wbilo rendering him at prosent a candidate for tho asylum,rather than for the penitentiary, he has nrought on his own condition unnnocessarily ami from choice. With no intention to influence the officers of the courts, it is suggested that an insanity commission might prove a decided saving to the couity, if given the duty of acting prior to a trial on a criminal charge, which last would likely be rendered unnecessary thereby (an item that might with equal prudence bo ap plied to W. J. Busby). James Sharp is undoubtedly of tbe curablo class, owing to the fact that there are few anthropologic signs of inherited mania, his condition arising from the visionary and romantic nature of his mind, together with his weak physical state from excesses.- He is, however, not likely ever to evince the oalm and conservative judgment that is supposed to be the right of all. LESLIE It. MUTCH. When "Professor" Leslie B. Mutch and his friend, tlie "eminent specialist m diseases of the mind and body," sat in tbo coriidor of the county jail Friday afternoon, and, surrounded oy tne three dozen trnsties, "analyzed" James Sharp, the alleged tasaulter of a girl, to get the material for tho forogoing "expprt opin ion," they little supposed tout every sleeve there was being laughed in and they wera being sadly fooled. But alas! it was too true, and seldom have two men furnished so much amusement to the in mates as did the learned "prireasor" and his~friend the "eminent specialist." Buth of these worthy gentlemen thought they were looking at James Sharp, hut they were wrong. It was the emotional face of Hill Nye Jr. into which they gazed and only his cranium that they observed. But it Is all right,though, for they made tlio report just the same, and it opens this story. For some time past tlie ortiouls of the county jail and thu p >Uoe station have baen botherel hy a long, lean, hungry loukii.!; man svho wanted to "examine" every prisoner arrested, from an inoffen sive lodger t<> the most brutal of mur derers, i'o claimed to be a scientist with the power to dctemine whether the accus ed was morally responsible or not. This ''scientist" stands about six .'set two inches in height, and as lie invariably ■affects a plug hat. he appears even taller. And indeed his appearance is heightened by the general air of attenuation that pervades bis frame. One of his most sinking features is his long, fl wing whiskers bisected hy his chin in a style thut would have caused a regular npplo green passion of jealousy to have shaken the frame of tho immortal Lord Dun dreary. And like this famous philoso pher, tho "scientist" has a striikng char acteristic. The Englishman lias his stutter, but tin; "scientist" .is stionger marked than he, for he has a laugh that people are only born with: one ot those which en use the osculating organ to radiate to all points of the compass and exposes to view a beauteous set of molars. But, to return to the whiskers. The annais of history aru dutub ou similar growths, and it is only in ticticn tout anything like them is approacned. This is the case of George Osborne, one of Thackeray's characters in Vanity Fair. It will be rememberud they are described as being a glosny hlack, long, luxurious and silky. Such a hypnotic influence did tbey exert over pnor littlft Amelia Scdley that they crept into her bosnm and en twined themselves about her affections. The whiskers of the "scientist" c.re of a carmine Inn, bordering oc carroty, and about the only thing they could ever be played to entwine are the clutch ing lingers cf. an angry woman, or the dusty winds of Han Pedro by the sea. '„ This 3ciontibt is not Professor Huxley, reader, tor that man is dead, but is no other than Prof. Leslie R. Miuch, the skilled human scientist. The early part of last week Professor Mutch was iv Sao Diego, and when ho returned it was to lind that the local criminal docket was crowded with mur derers and worso. Most prominent among them are Bushy, the poisoner; Martinez, for incest, and old man James Sharp, charged with having unremitted an as sault on the little 7-year-lod daughter of Airs. Moore. On last Friday the professor applied to the sheriff for a pass for himself and friend, tho "eminent specialist," to vis-t Sharp, in the presence of the turnkey. The pass did not require the presence of three dozen deputies aud all the jail attaches, but they were there just the same. - By some hook or crook one of the men in tho jail had received a tip ot the coming or th;* two "scientists," and it was r-ug isested to palm off some person other than the desired individual. Tho whole shift of deputies quit work ana held d consultation with the trusties, and every other man in tne house, as to who would be willing to he exumined in the stead of Sharp. Happily one of tho crowd espied Bill Nye, jr., seatetd on a bench, and wearing that look so child-like and bland. He was unanimously elected to tho chair. Of course Willie consented. He always does. They hurried nim to the upper tanks, and the crowd waited with baton oreatu and suppressed mirth for the advent of the "scientists." When the electric bell at last heralded their presence, the crowd of prisoners and deputies rushed to tho door as chil dren do on St. Valentine's day, and gave tho visitors a joyous welcome. The pro fessor beamed and his friend, the "emin ent specialist," was rendered most pleased. Thoy presented the pass and were ushered into the large corridor. First In order was the introduction of the friend the "eminent specialist," after which the professor proceeded to make himself perfectly at borne and walked into the "bug house' : anu sat down. Soon tho clanging of iron doors an nounced tbat flames Sharp was nigh. Both of the scientists walked forward and were introduced to Willie, who had dis carded his glasses and hat and stood looking doggedly at the crowd. His head was covered with two months growth of hair and his month wore a determinea look. The scientists thought it was v mark of character, hut the truth was Willie wantel to retain his false teeth. Chairs were placed in the middle of the room for Willie, tho professor ai d his friend, the "eminent scientist,' 1 tie principal actors in tho farce, and they took seats. - The professor tirst assumed n patronizing air towards Willie. At least the latter so claims and asserts, be cause the professor's carroty Dundrearys caused Willies tbree-day-olds to pale into sliame. Hut Willie never allows a little thing like whiskers tn trouble him and when bo whistled the "Tbo wild man of Borneo has just come tv town," the profess ir ceased from expounding ques tions, antl to' • ' graceful pose, wrap ped around tbe 0 air what will some day inspire un ... rinan Da -Maurier and settled into a still study. His friend "the eminent specialist subjected Willie to a rigid examination. He was 45 years of age (he only missed it two years) and has been living here for several years past, doing what he could (by tins Willies friends will In jw that he means who) and having a uurcl time generally, Then Willie was questioned in detail as to the crime. He bad learned his story well and answered everything witnout hesitation, it is unnecessary to report this portion of tne interview,further than to state that by the lime they had gone over this part ot the ground tlie scientists felt positive that before tbem sat one of creatures that had ever polluted the air of I.os Angeles.J Alter learning beyond any doubt that Willie had committed the crime, and anchoring their craft to this kelpy hy pothesis, the scientists started to* learn why Willie had acted so. By the time they had droppid anchor in this Sargas so sea the ciowd around them had made many trips to the iarther end of tho oris on. Human endurance can stand cannon to right of tbem, etc., with barrels of volley and thunder, but it refuses to bold out against laughter in the sleeve, with out finally betraying the mirth. Tbe prisoners and the shift were subjected to v humorous inquisition that provoked more convolutions than did the most fe rocious cf Cardinal Ximlnes. "Mr. Sharp, do you drink?" '•Yes. Sir, I do." (And right here did Willio tell the only truth of the inter view. It is the one bright light in the bottomless pit. of hoodwink into which tho pio.'essor and his friend, tho "em nent specialist, ' tumbled.) "I make it a business to go and get drunk every six weeks, and then stay drunk unitl the next six weeks roll uround." And here Willie proudly raised his Shakespearean brows to the gaze of the world. Both tlie scientists obeerved tbat eipausive THE HERALD LOS ANGELES, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 15, 1895.—TWENTY-FOUR PAGES. portion of 11 is thin frame and exchanged significant glances. One important fact had been learned and then they let tbo good work bo on. "Uo you smoke?" "J do,and I'll smoke after I am dead." Once more did the two (scientists ex change glances. The case was becoming more interesting every minute. By this time Willie was so near laugh ing that be almost gave the affair away, but he. excused himself and rollsd a cig arette, lit it and began tv smoke. "Are you a Christian?" ''Well, no. I used to belone to the Sal vation Army ami had just gotten con verted when the Durrant murder took place,and it drove ms to drinking again. " Here the friend, the "eminent special ist." gave Willie some good wholesome fatherly advice about the joys, inexpres sible, of being saved, anil Anally Willie said he would let him convert him when they came back to visit him next week. The friend was kind, though, and said he would send him some religious works and papers which he coald read in trie in terim between the present visit and the one when he would be saved. "Are you a married man?" "Oh. yen; I was marired, but I buried my wife three years ago." •Havo you any children?" "Not here." After asking a few more questions of Willie the two scientists bade faiewelll to .Tames Snarp and left the corridor much impressed with the vileness of tbe man. ihey went to the office and while there Professor Mutch observed, confidentially, to the bookkeeper: "T tell you that man is a torror. He is simply awful. Why, Mayne is an angel compared to him. 1 am going to give him all tlie law allows." From the jail they walked to the police station and interviewed Busby. Porfessor Mutcn was prevailed upon yesterday by a Herald reporter to give liia analysis of "James Sharp," with which request the professor complied with characteristic amiability, and it is presented as the first of this article. Tho attaches at the jail are jubilant over their practical joke and declare that now they can live in peace for a while, as the professor and nis friend, the "eminent specialist," are not likely to bother them soon again. This is certainly a case of too Mutch. Gen. Ezeta's Intentions SAN FKAXCISCO. Sept. 14.—General Antonio Kzeta again announces bis de termination to return to San Salvador, depose President Guiterrez aud assume control of the country himself. This t'mo be has gone so far as to secure passage on the steamer City of Sydney,which will sail for Central American ports next Wednesday. Kzeta has for months heon preparing for his campaign. On nearly every steamer which has recently siailed for Panama he has sent packages of print ed proclamations calling upon the people of bis country to join him when ne steps upon his native soil and proclaims him self theii political saviour. Kzeta says he will land at any one of the Mexican ports and thence proceed to I.a Libertad, where he hopes to no joined hy a trusted band of followers,the number increasing as the squadron charges toward the capital. He expects to enter the city of San Salvador in triumph. Tbe soldiery will desert, the standard of Guiterrez, arid the tierce tribes of half breeds and Indians under General Rivas are expected to dock to Kzeta's side. Kzeta has been waiting for funds, antl the failure of remittances to arrive be fore Wednesday will, he says, alone pre vent his em banting on his career of cap ture and triumph. Coffin Manufacturers Agreed CHICAGO, Sept. 14.—Tho cottin manu facturers have reached an agreement. Prices were ugreeaoly adjusted and terri tory equally divided. Tlio polished hard wood coffin was adopted in three different styles, but not to tbe exclusion of cloth covered casketß of the same style. The next meeting will be held in Cincinnati next May, When the annual election of ouicerß will be held. He Has Confessed SANTA BARBARA, Sept. 14.—Frank Young confessed that he robbed tbe post oliice at Naples. He didn't know why he robbed it; the temptation was too great. He told where he put tho pennies in order to get rid of the.m. Young has already served a term ir, San tjucntiu for assault. THE SUMMER GIRL RETURNS AND THIS IS WHAT SHE BRINGS RUSSO - GERMAN ENTENTE Prince Hohenlohe's Mission Was Measurably Successful SOCIALIST PAPERS SEIZED Arrest of Their Editors of Daily Occurrence The Government Warned Against 'Attacks Upon the Lib rt v of the Press—Cali fornia fruit Exhibition Associated Press Special Wire. BERLIN, Sept. It.-(Copyrighted, 189:., by the Associated Press.)— According to military experts tne army maneuvers in the vicinity of Stettin this week have bean a great success and nave demon strated amply the excellent discipline of the men who.it is represented, aro shown to be ready far the initiative of their commanders. It also has been shown ac cording to the same authorities that tbo days of usefulness of cavalry aro by no means past, as bas been asserted in some quarters. Both Gorman and foreign ex perts are loud in their praises of tiie skill displayed by Em perorWilliam in handling the troops in Thursday's action, which followed tho plan which he had personal ly designated. A now system ot field telegraph which was introduced in this engagement proved most satisfactory. Perhaps the only thing in connection with the army maneuvers which has left any 111-feeling is the fact that the Count of Turin, second son of Prince Amedus, due d'Osta, the deceased brother of King Humbert of Italy, was treated with decided coolness at Stettin, It is alleged Emperor William was greatly annoyed that the count, In stead of Crown Trince Victor, was dele gated to represent Italy among tne royal guests at the maneuvers. It is under stood King Humbert did not send the crown prince to Germany for fear that by so doing ho would give offense to France. Tho squadron of evolution maneuvering at sea off Dantzic put into tlie roads to day, aceomrallied by tho royal yacht Hobenzollem with Emperor William on board. Since the emperor's denunciation of Socialists the seizure of Socialist pa pars and the airest of their editors hate been inciaents of almost daily occur rence. Among tlie papers subjected to this treatment aro the Madgeburg Yolk stimnie, the Breslau Volkswachst, the Hanover Yolkswilie, the Eisen Arbeiter Zictung and the Kiel Volka Zdctung, while seizures of presses at Leipsic, I'urth, Nuremburg and other places prove the Saxon and Bavarian govern ments are prepared to join in tbe anti- Socialist campaign. The Vosstscho Zeitung of this city warns the government against ill-advised attacks upon the liberty of the press. The ministers are all taking tbeir holidays, and it is impossible that any deoided anti Socialist measure will be adopted at once. It is known, however, that Count yon Kiilenberg, who is credited with having great influence with Emperor William, has strongly advised bis sovereign to ward more rigorous repressive enact ments. A Hamburg newspaper declares the imperial chancellor, Prince llohenlohe, will resign bis office if the emperor should insist upon the introduction of any such measure. Seeing tho longths to which the local authorities are going now tbat the em peror has given tho word, tbe press is b-coming more guarded in its comments. Many journals counsel tbe government to seek to remove tlie causes of discon tent which feed the socialist flame,rathe r than hastily endeavor to suppress agita tion, persecution only having served to increase, the Baal of its proagandists. The promotion of Count yon Waldertee to be a field maishal has directed atten tion aivw to a man who is destined to play a leading part in tbe next ureat war In which Germany is engaged. Yon WalderseS is regarded as Yon Moltke's ablest pupil. His handling of the Ninth array corps at Stettin proved him. to be a oapablo st.-ategi.st, while his corps was shown to be one of the best nrilled in the Prussian army. ft is now admitted by the foreign ollice that the visit of Prince Hobenlobe to St. Petersburg had a semi-olhcial character. Prince llohenlohe wont in the lirst place to seek a private favor at ths bands of the tzar, namely, that his wife might retain possession of the vast estates in Russia which she inherited a few years ago from her bother, Prince Say-Wittgenstein, but. he had a further mission, which was to confer with Prince LobanofT, the Russian minister of foreign affairs, with regard to tho Kusso-Gernian entente in the event of further troubles ID tbe far east and to exert a general un derstanding on the political situation. It ia understood that the official mission of Prince llohenlohe waa measurably suc cessful. As to his personal errand, he was en tirely successful, the czar readily grant ing Princess Hobenlohe permission tore tain her Russian estates, which are saij to be wortn 50,01)0 marks. The late czar rigorously enforced the law which forbids toreigners to own land in Russia, and if he had lived, JPrinoess llohenlohe would have been obliged to sell the estates for what evei they would fetch. It was improba ble one of the younger sons of Prince llo henlohe will remove to Russia to reside permanently, and so qualify himself for the Wittgenstein estates. Z The Conservatives are meeting the at tacks of Baron yon Hamerstcin impugn ing tbeir political integrity with patriotic vigor. A committee representing the Kreuz Zeitung publishes a statement to day which is signed by Count yon Finck enstein, to tlie effect that Baron yon Hammerstein was suspended from the position of chief editor of that paper in July, and since then facta that have been brought to light which have compelled tho committee to finally Dreak off all re lations with the baron, and that the lat ter has been placed in the hands of the public proseouton, .In addition tbe Krcuz /.eitung states that it is found upon competent authority tbat Yon Hammerstein resigned bis seat in the reichstag and nnterhaus on the 11th inst. A caterpillar plague is destroying all the green crops in tbe vicinity oi Berlin anil in Silesia. The lirst. Berlin electric car line was opened for business on Thursday last. Julia Bulkioy of the University of Chi cago has obtained the degree of doctor of philosophy at tbe University of Zurich. A Brest exhibition of Southern Califor nia fruil will he opened next week in the old reichstag building under tbe manage ment ot Joseph Scburts, Bimetallic League Organized STOCKTON Sept. 14.—The permanent organization of a Stockton branch of the Bimetallic league was effected at a public meeting this evening. J. A. lMummer a prominent local attorney, was elected president. The organization starts out with about one hundred members. Tbe league declares for the free coinage of sil ver on a ratio of lb to 1. Full Ticket Nominated SALT LAKE Utah Sept. 14.—The terri torial convention .ot the Populist party was held here today and a fuli ticket put in the field. Henry W. Lawrence of Salt Lake was nominated for governor and .lames Hogan of Ogden for representative in congress. The Secretary Has keturncd WASHINGTON, Sept. 14.—Secretary Olney bus returned to Washington from New England, where he has been spend ing the summer. Supposed flurderer Arrest-d WOODLAND Sept. 14. —Friday evening Marshal Warren received from the sheriff of Ban Bernardino county a description Theeither Is Cooler _yQ J\JO WONDER tbe People Talk About THE HERAI D'S went adj. They are growing, growing. Compare them. Not only on Sunday! On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday aud Haiurday, The people like THE HERALD (or the news of J. E. Douglass, who is wanted ln that county for the muider of W. E. Neal. Half an bour later a youi.g man wbo calls himself Thomas Gallagher, who answers the description, was arrested. His pic ture bas been forwarded to San Bernar dino and he will be held to await an an swer from the sheriff of that county. Gallagher says he was never in San Ber nardino county and tnat there are plenty of people in Sacramento, Oakland and San Francisco who can identify him and cleat him of tbo charge agajnsi him. He says that as soon as tbe sheriff below sees his picture be will be released. A FISHERMAN'S WAR P-omlscuous Shooting Indulged in at Tilla mook Ray POP.TLAND, Ore., Sept. 14.-A war is on between fish rmen at Tillamook bay. Some promiscuous shooting has already been indulged in. Seevral people have been reported Injured, but the rinoois have not been verified. Enough ill-feel ing exists, however, to warrant the ex pectation ot serious trouble. Armed men are patrolling the bay to prevent fishing. The local fishermen 25 c*nts for silversides and 50 cents for CTunociK salmon. The cannery offers only 15 cents and 30 cents, aim brought in about fifteen men from Astoria to take the places of the strikers, 'i'bus far the outside fishermen have been intimidated and no fishing has been done. Last night a young man named I.eval was forced to quit fishing, and after he retired to his tent bis camp fire was extinguished by rifle snots. A man fishing in a boat was fired at. He returned the shot. After an exchange of sevearl shots he succeeded in getting his boat out of reach. Off Bay City a man refined to quit fishing. Sev earl men boarded bis boat and thrust the muzzle of a Winchester down his throat, brefts'fng n '* teeth. He finally aereed to quit. Many other sucb occurrences are reported. THE EXCITEMENT ALLAYED , No New Developments to Increase Uneasiness No Confirmation ol the Rumors ol an Im pending: Bond Issue—No Gold Withdrawn or Deposited NEW YORK, Sept. 14.—Yesterdays excitement over the financial situation, engendered by the impression that the bond syndicate had withdrawn its protec tim from the government gold reserve, was succeeded by a calm today. There were no developments to add to the uneasiness,and consequently the feel ing died down. When banking bonis closad nt noon there had been no gold de posited at the subtreasury by any of tho city banks in furtherance of tbe policy be pnn yesterday,and on the other hand there had been no withdrawal fui shipment, ai no steamer sails on S-inday. It was re ported that tho National City bank hail given the syndicate $1,000.0011 in gold in exchange for greenbacks, but the report could not' bo confirmed at the oank in the | absence of the president, nnd J. Pierpont I Morgan declined to say whether it was true. In banking circles it wns said that un less the syndicate received some gold from tiie National City bank it had no more g.dd on band at present. These gold ceitificates, about $8,000,000 in all, are not cancelled when paid in by the syndicate, and therefore appear in the treasurer's statement to be outstand- inn. For the convenience of the syndicate in making deposits they are allowed to be reissued, the deposits being treated as coin. Representatives of Pittsburg and Rochester banks made an offer to deposit $1,0f0,t00 in i old in the sub-treasury here to help keep the gold reserve intact, the offerj being accompanied hy the proviso that the government pay tbe express charges on the gold. There is absolutely no confirmation to be had in the best informed circles of tbe rumors of an impending bond issue. The probability of such an issue would be known here only to J. Pierpont Mor gan, the financial adviso- and mainstay of the administration and possibly by August Belmont as the representative of tbe Rnthacbilds. William Cannon, the reptued deviser of the grea. bond syndicate scheme, has left New York for the west to be absent for about ten days, Morgan and Belmont are both out of :townand prolound ignorance prevails among the other members of the bond syndicate as to the next financial movement on the programme. A Well-known Scientist Killed WASHINGTON, Sept. 1-4.—Prof euior Riley, for many yearn entomoloigst of the dapartmcnt of agruiculture and well known among scientists in this country and Europe, while riding a bicycle was thrown, his head hitting the cuibstone with such force that his skull was frac tured. His injuries, it is believed, will cause bis death. Profpsor Riley was a man of considerable means, ami rince ne resigned offioe bad liven in thu suburbs of Washington. Professor Riley died shortly after mid night. The Order Reconsidered WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 —The in terior department acting on the repre sentations of the attorneys for the set tlers, have oecided to reconsider the re cent order directing the land clncials to require the payment of the balance due by tiie settlers within ninety days on pen alty of eviction. THE NEWS OF THE DAY BY TELEGRAPH— l.o.idon intelligence. —German miscellany.—The 5 Asiatic scourge in Hawaii. —The American Union Athletic association at Man hattan field.—Turf events.—Baseball Dews.—Catalina, Santa Barbara, Re dondo and Santa Monica correspond ence.—Senator Thurston convalesc ing.—Ex-Lieu tens t-GoVernuf Reddlck seriously ill.—Populist convention in Utah. —Steamship Bennington cholera cases.—New England bicycle races.— New customs regulations.—A pension a vested light. —Financial excitement allayed. — Defense in Durrant case confident.—Army officers use Uncle Sam's coal—Corbett ye. Fit/.situmons. Chinese steamer Catthertun goes down witli a great loss of life. ABOUT THE CllY—Key and bow ; an entertaining article on mstters musi cal— The polite world; tbe happeni.igs in swelldom —Local oil interests; the question of transportation is still a PRICE FIVE CENTS A MURDEROUS AFFRAY Ia Which Wm. P. Hunter Lost His Life A QBE 01 I DICE 611 In an Aliso Street Saloon Pre* ceded the Killing THE MURDERER IN CUSTODY He Is Plasterer Mctaoriiey of Howard) Street •>h; Other Man ia the Scrap Abo Arreate* and Jailed Both ot the Men Were Under the Influence el Liquor When Arrested — Say Tbat the Killlnr Was aa Accident A? the revolt of a HmnlrAn o'l*rT*l O*** a dice game last evening, the body of William Polycarpe Hunter now lies on a slib in the morgue and two of the partici pants In the figbt occupy cells in the city jail, charged with murder. Tlie trouble began at about ten minutes to 12 o'clock lait night in Jack Sand's saloon, on the corner of Aliso and Cental streets. Hunter and three of his friends, Mclnerney, Culman and another man, were shaking dice for the drinks and had already considerable liquor on board, when a dispute arose over a final shake. Mclnerney refused to pay the barkeeper for the liquor ordered ond darted out of the door, with the rest of the crowd in close pursuit. As the hunted man nearer! the brewery on Aliso street, near Vignes, he drew a clasp knife from his pocket and attempted to stand. In the melee tiiat followed tbe fatal blade descended several times and at the last blow Hunter fell gasping to the ground with tbe blood pouring from a terrible gash in bis neck. All bands touk to flight, and when the patrol wagon arrived, some minutes later, it was to tind but a dead man wel i tering in bis blood in front of tbe Aliso street meat marnet. Tho ground tor a number of leet was saturated with blood and the murdered man's face ond cloth ing were literally crimson with the same fluid. He lay on his back with one ha.id upraised toward the terrible gash in his throat, telling of a pitiful endeavor to stem the tide of his ebbing life. Tbe coroner assumed cbarge of tbe re mains and they were conveyed to the morgue. Tbo murderer after committing the deed fled at once to bis borne on Howard street, where he was found by tbe officers and taken into custody. Colman was also arrested and placed in jail. Both men were slightly under the influence of liquor and their clothes are more or less spotted with the blood of their victim. The knife with which the deed was com mitted has not yet been found by tbo detectives, it having been thrown away by the murderer in his flight. Hunter was 20 years of age and unmar ried. He lived with his parents at 36 Keller street. His father is a brother of the Hunter killed by Craig about a year ago. Mclnerney is a plasterer by trade ana has a wife ami several children. The third man in tbe party is still at large but tbe dete:tives are searching for him and expect to place him under ar rest this morning. Neither Colm: n nor Mclnerny will make any statement con cerning the affray except that it wa>* an accident. The inquest on the body of the murdered man will be held this after noon at 2 o'clock in tne undertaking parlcrs cf Kregelo .v Braise. Would Not Be Interviewed NEW YOB K. Sept. 14,-Ex-President Harrison, who has been fur several weeks at Old Forge, in the Adriondacks, ar rived at tbe Fifth Avenuo hotel late to nicbt. A number of reporters awaited the irrival ot tbe ex-president and plied him w th a series of questions as «o his rer.omination for a second term. Mr. Barrison shook his head, saying he de sired to be excused. He said he should leave for bis home Monday morning. bugbear— Another effort is to he marie to bring the oil industry under the city's control; the regulations agreed upon —An increase of pay recom mended for the health inspectors — Busy council committees—Boating in parks: boating privilege bids opened, —Over $10,0u0 saved to tbo city —Mat* ital ties severed ; two decrees ot divorce) granted—Fur the Antrim millions. Airs. Jenkins of this city an heiress —A murderous affray in which Will iam I. Hunter is killed—Dr. Houbert sandbagged and robbed—The basket social of Court Morris Vineyard No. 632—Professor Mutch made a monkey of—The passing of Rabbi Blum; ha will resign as French teacher tomor row—Tbe new school year commence* tomorow; hints for pupils. WHERE YOU HAY QO TODAY ORPllEl'M.—Matinee and at 8 p. m.; vaudeville. BURBANK At p. m.; The Minister.