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There wero 5,250 Lines of Wants printed In the BONDAT HIBiLB. THE HERALD Continues to draw the crowds. VOL. XLIV. NO. 158 HISTORIC FIELDS OF BATTLE A National Event Without a Parallel THE BLUE AND GRAY UNITE la the Dedication ot a National Military Park A Drive on tho Crest of Missionary Ridge Bight rtlles In Length—Union anC Confederate Tablet* Associated Press Soeclal Wire CHATTANOOGA. Term., Sept. 15.— Under the guiding haul o( the aecretary of war.acting under the authori*y of con gress, Chattanooga and the notable battle fields surrounding it have been preparing for a national event without parallel. Great, throngs of veterans who fought against each other are crowding into the city to take equal parts, under national enactment, in the dedication of the lields which tnoir prowess made memorable, as a national military parit wherein move ments and the achievements of each side have received impartial attention. As provided in the act of congress, Secretary I.amont has invited the attendance of the cxoctitivo department of the government and tho members of the supreme court, congress and its presiding officers, the lieutenant-general of the army and the admiral of the navy, the governors of ait the states and their staffs and the veter- THE CEMETERY OF THE BLUE AND THE QRAY MONUrtENTS IN THE PARK ans of the contending armies. All are to be prominently represented. Nearly every surviving general of the two armies nas sent notice of his intention to attend. The governors of every stats which had troops in action have responded fa vorably to the secretary's invitation. In a few cases the governors themselves will be prevented from attending, but their states will bo represented. A joint committee of twenty senators and thirty members of the house will rep resent congress. The members of twenty six stato committees who have been at work with tho national committee in lo cating the lines of battle of the troops of their states, will attend. The Society of the Army of tho Cumberland, ,of the Army of the Tennessee, the <«. A. K. and the Association of Confederate Yeterants will ne present in unusual numbers. This official concourse is to be increased by a gathering of an army of visitors already known to be so great that it will tax the capacity of the railroads centering here and in the city to their utmost. Secretary Proctor took groat interest in the matter and appointed a commission, under which the park is being estab lished. Senator Elkins gave the project energetic sispport and through the last two years, while the Immediate work has been taking final shape Secretary La mont has rendered constant and most en ergetic assistance. The national commission consists of General .1. S. Fullcrtoi., chairman; Gen eral A. P. Stewart, representing the con federate side; Major Frank G. Smith, second artillery, secretary, and General H. V. Boynton, historian. General Ful lerton, by order of the secretury of war, has chargo of all arrangements for the dedicatior. | The otticial dedication under the aus pices of congress and the secretary of war wlil occupy tho 19th and 20th insts., but exercises of a general character, winch will bo attended by most of the officials who arc to arrive, will occupy the whole day of the 17th ana the evening of the 18th. loth ami 20th. The secretary of war and tho national committee acting under his direction have made every possible arrangement Which the expenditures authorized by congress would allow to insure the com fort of the visitors, ana though large and Influential citizens' committees the city of has given itsolf up with energy and enthusiasm to the work of as sisting the secretary of war. Lieutenant Gen. Sauofleld has cordially contributed every assistance which could be given from tho headquarters of tho army and the movement of regular troops from Fort Sheridan, Fort Riley, Fort Thomas, Columbus barracks and Pensacola, pre sented an instance of rapid concentration of special interest. The telegraphic no tices from Washington to the national committee that distant battalions, bat teries and squadrons had been ordered to move, were scarcely received before dispatches arrived at Park headquarters from each post that tne troops were start- The park which is to be dedicated is of immenso dimensions. it extends* with its approaches, from Sherman heights, in Tennessee, six miles north of Chattanooga, to Glass mil!, in Qeprala, a distance of twenty-two miles. The broad boulevard between tne two points Is owned by the government as part of tho park, and full jurisdiction over this, over the lifteen miles Square of tho Chic amauga held and over many miles be ides of other approaches has' been ceded to tho government by the states of Ten nessee and Georgia. This drive runs for eight miles along Bragg's line of battle on the crest of Missionary ridge. It passes along the fronts of Sherman's army, Thomas' army and the army under Hooker. It overlooks all tho battlefields about Chattanooga, including Lookout mountain, and runs for twelve miles through the center of the fighting ground ot tho three days' battle of Chickamauga. Of the territory over which jurisdiction has been ceded to the United States for park purposes, ten square miles have been already purchased in a single block on the Chickamuuga lield. The entire crest about Bragg's headquarters on Mis sionary ridge; Orchard knob, the head quarters of Grant, Thomas and Granger during the battle of Chattanooga, a tract eight acres in extent; fifty acres at the north end of Missionary ridge, being the ground assaulted by General Sherman and dofondud by Cleburne, and a tract of live acres on "another portion of the ridge, marking the left ot the assault of tho Army of the Cumberland, form por tions of tho park. Congress has also au thorized the addition to the paik of Hooker's and Walthall's battle ground on Lookout mountain. The government also owns the roads to and over Lookout mountain through Hooker's lield to Wauhatchie on Longstreet's lield. The par* and its approaches enibraco or ovorlook tbfl field of the live days of general battle between great armies and three days of minor engagements, name ly Chickamauga, Orchard knob, Look out mountain and Missionary ridge. Brown's ferry and Wauliatchie. The plan of the park in to restore tho fields as nearly as possible to their condi tion at tho time of the battle, to clof-c nil new roads and re-open and improve those used in the bailies and over which the armies moved to and from the lields. • The lines of battlo nave all beon ascer tained and a vast amount of work toward permanently marking them has been be gun. This is accomplished by historical and guide tabids, which point tho way to and explain the-movemcnts upon every portion of the lines. These tablets show the organization of armies, corps, divi sions and brigades, with the names of the'r respective commanders of all Ttg • meuts and batteries. Full historical text on each tablet sets torth the details of movement at esch point. There is no distinction in the prepara tion of those tabluts between union and confederate forces, nor in any other de partment ot tho work is there" any differ ence. Tne design is to mark with his torical accuracy tho identical ground of engagements which occurred on these lields and thus present an object lesson in actual war which no other nation has attempted. Besides the historical tablets I which are prepared by tue. government the states are erecting' monuments to mark tne posistiuiis of their troops. Already nearly half a million dollars ha\o been appropriated by states which had troops here and all the states but two of the twenty-nine which were represented i in the battles, have commissioners at work locating positions for monuments. There are nearly a hundred miles of roads opened end liftv-two have been im proved in the most substantial manner ana all through military positions. Over four hundred guns of the batteries used on these fields have been obtained from the arsenals and ono hundred anil sixty | have already been mounted upon iron gun carriages which are of the pattern of tuo carriages of the war and set up to murk the exact position of the batteries of each sine in the battle. Eventually the whole four hundred guns will be in position. Visitors find this one of tho most imposing features of the restoration, as they come upon batteries of real guns at every prominent point on tiic lines, Steel observation towers rising above the forest at various com mending positions afford views of the cntiro theater of bat tic. . The Chickamauga Held is already thick, ly dotted with state monuments and the government tablets, and while not over half of the number of each which are to be erected have yet been provided, the lines of the three days' engagement are readily followed. Ohio has fifty-live monuments and fifty-three granite mark ers for minor positions in placo. Minne sota lias live monuments to iier two or ganizations, and two of these are the WHERE GREAT BATTLES WERE FOUGHT most costly of any yet erected. Massa chusetts lias a line granite and bronzo monument on Orchard Knob. All of the monuments thus far erected except tnose from Indiana arc of granite and bronze. Those of that state aro of Bedford lime stone. The park project ami tho main details of itH comprehensive plan were the con ception pf General Boynton, now tho his torian of the national commission. His public suggestion to make Chickamauga a national park was taken up by the su ch tv of the Army of the Cumberland and his first plan was to accept this through a joint memorial association of union and confederate veterans, with the idea of securing stato assistance. A memorial association was organized and chartered, but before it began operations he perfect ed a plan lor a national commission, act ing under the supervision of the secre tary of war. He wrote a bill which is the present, law, and promptly plae?d it in the bands of General Grosvenor of Ohio, who introduced it in tbe bouse of representatives. Many members of tbe house took an immediate and strong in terest in the matter, notably thirty of those who-served in one or the other armies about Chattanooga. Before it was called up universal support bad been se- Coatlnued on Fourth Pago. THE HERALD LOS ANGELES, MONDAY MOKNTNG* SEPTEMBER 16, 1895.-EIGHT PAGES. ARE THOROUGHLY AROUSED State Board of Health Will THEY WILL ALL CO-OPERATE United States Surgeons, Local and Rigorous neans Will Be Taken to Guard Against the Introduction of Cholera, A Desperate Disease to Fight Acsocifitcd Press Special Wire SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15.—The local health officers aro seriously consid ering the establishment of quarantine stacions at the north and south lines of the state, along the lines of the railroads, and the plan will bo earnestly considered at the joint meeting of the local board ot health, the surgeons of the United States marine hospital service and tho state board of health to be held here on next Tuesday. Those whose duty it is to look after the sanitary condition of the city and pre vent the introJuction and spreas of epi demic diseases aro thoroughly aroused to the danger that ib threatened the city and state by the close proximity of Asi atic cholera. As already announced the board of health naa declared Honolulu an infected port and hereafter all vessels fiom tnerewill be detained and thorough ly fumigated. The members of the board of health do not fear the introduction of cholera through the medium of the steamers and other vessels from infected ports, because they consider the quarantine already established and in force will form a per fect safeguard, but they aro not so certain about the railroads. Some of the mem bers consider that the greatest danger lies in those who aro landed in other ports and reach this city by rail. Already the subject has been earnestly discussed and the proposition to establish the quarantine stations at the points named '.fill be urged at tho coming joint conference. Under the act of congress of February 15, 1898, the federal marine horpital ser vice is given general supervision of ail quarantining. The local surgeons of the service have announced their intention to co-npearte with the state and city authorities in keeping out of the country infected persons or articles. There is a provision in the- act giving the marine hospital service authority to plane effective quarantine machinery in operation whenever the state and local quarantine services are inadequate or in efficient. If the quarantine stations are established in the north and south ex tremes of the state it will doubtless be done under the authority conlerrod by the act. In discussing the situation, Dr. Lovelace, the health officer, saiu : "Tho board of health fully realizes the grave duty devolving upin it to use the most rigorous means to guard against the approach of cbo.era. The United States and state authorities have joined with us, and wn feel confident that we will succeed in keeping the disease fiom get ting into our midst. We understand that we cannot do too much to protect the people, and every means within our reacii will be used. Every vessel coming from an infected port will be subjected to the most rigid inspection, and will be held in quarantinje until the passengers and cargo are thorocughly fumigated. The section of the city lying contiguous to the water front will be closely watched, as will also the Chinese quarter. There seems to be no doubt about the epidemic at Honolulu being Asiutic cholera, and it is a desperate disease to right." A Shooting Affray SAN DIEGO, Sept. 15.—News is just received that the posse which has been in pursuit of Tsidor Renteria, who shot Ramon Araiza near San Luis Rey a few days ago, overtook the fugitive last night near Mesa Grande, fifty miles northeas 1 of this city and a bloody encounter en sued in which Renteri i shot and killed Mexican constable and was himself kille by Constable Bon Hubbert of Oceanside, who was in charge of the posse. When Renteria fled after shocKing Araiza be was traced to the Montserrate ranch. There a posse composed of Con stable Hubbarl, Juan Castro and the Freeman brothers, mostly Oceanside men, made a determined effort to head him off,so that he could not got to Lowei California. The posse followed him into NEW CtIICKAriAUOA PARK the heavily wooded country about Mess Grande, getting so close at times that shots were exchanged between them. On Saturday afternoon Hubbart and Castro came upon Rcnteria, who was hiding in the brush. The fugitive, who is an old man past 60 years of age and a dead shot. Opened lire and killed Constable Castro. Hubbart immediately shot Renteria deail. Coroner Risdon and District At torney Sweet started for Foster's stution, whore the bodies were taken today, to hold an inquest. Hubbart gave himself up after the shooting. Fire In Seattle SEATTLE. Wash., Sept. 15.—This eve ning a two-story frame dwelling on Leary avenue, Ballard, was partly destroyed by lire. J'ne firs* story was occupied by .'. N. Donoiiue and family and the second story contained the household turnish ings of Mrs - . F. C. Shirtcliff, who is away on her wedding tour. Tho fire was caused by a lamp. A low buckets of water quenched the flumes. A fow min utes later lire broke out in the second story of the house. The firemen by quick action saved the building. Donoiiue fig ures his loss at 3000, with an insurance of ifitJOO. The loss on the building, which is owned by T. H. Philbrick of Ross, is *300. Meet Tomorrow State Boards THE ALASKA MINING BOOM Petered Out and Two Hundred Miners Are Stranded THE SITUATION IS SERIOUS Not Sufficient Boats to Accommodate the Men Everything Snow and Ice When Winter Sets In — Tho Ma|ority Lnabl* to Get Homo Associated Press Special Wire SAN FRANCISCO.Sept 15.—The mining boom at Cook's Inlet has potered out and thcro are over 200 miners in far away Alaska who are stranded. Not only have many of the men no means with which to come home, but there is no way in which the majority of them can get home this winter. Wild stories of a great boom in that part of Alaska were told last fall, and the spring saw the fitting out of a num ber of expeditions for Cook's Inlet. The first to go from here was in charge of C. D. Lad, in the schooner Marion, twenty eight men being in the party. The steamer Chehalis took twenty-five men from Puget Sound, the schooner Elwood Prosper and sloop Mars also took parties from Seattle,Tacoma and Port Townsend. The steamer Jennie arrived hero from Cook's Inlet eight days ago, and when she left the latter place only the Marion. Prosper ana Elwood were there. Theso boats could not accommodate one-quarter of th» miners. The schooner Prospers captain offered to take tweny mon— all she could carry—to Una at $5 a beaa, the men to board themselves on the trip. 9 Tho Alaska Commercial company's new schooner Kodiak, which was built here a few months ago, is expeoteu to arrive at Cook's Inlet next month, but her capac ity will not acemmodate many of the miners. "It depends where the miners are along the shores of the inlet." said a gentleman in the Alaska Commercial company's office. "If they have remain ed on the east side they can readily reach our trading post ai Kenai, and there are two or three canneries on the Kenai and Kussilof rivers, but if they have gone up on tho westerly side they are very likely to have a hanl time unless they are pro vided with guns and ammunition. "Even tho possession of these will not avail thum much after the winter sets in, for everything there is snow and ice. If they are pretty well acquainted with the country they could work down to Kenai, but if they are ignorant of the proper knowledge the csso is very serious. We have another station at Tyanock, but I do not think that it is kept oren in the winter months." earthquake report a fake A Bold Fabrication Without any Founda tion In Fact No Perishing Hundreds, No Showers of Stones, No Toppling Church Spires, No Earthquake TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Sept. 15. —The statement that an earthquake had occurred oh last Saturday, Monday and Tuesday, with a loss of 300 lives and causing the destruction of a church and dwellings is without foundation so far as is known in Tegucigalpa. No such earth quake has been heard of here and the statements made in tbe dispatches are false in every detail. The American pub lic was electrified Friday last, September 13th, by a dotailed report in newspapors served by the United Press of a horrible earthquake disaster which uad devastated the little republic of Honduras in Cen tral America, and, it was said, killed 300 of its inhabitants. This alarming news was published under date of Tegucigalpa the capital of Honduras, to which city it was alleged the news had been brought by courier from the city of "Vetapan," which,it was said, had been ovewrhclmed by successive shocks of earthquakes, bringing ruin and desolation, while tho details were constantly arriving in that city 01 damages in tho surrounding coun try all day and night Sunday. ' During Monday night, it wsa said, sheets of flame appeared at different, points In the north west. Tuesday night the shocks and damn made their re-entry into tne repub lic and Monday the church tower fell, carrying with it the roolsof three bouses. Amidst much "rumbling, which sound ed like* tpe heaviest cannonading and rocks which fell In a perfect shown like a hailstorm, killing multitudes and bursting forth of flames and molten lava." The word picture weat on to de pict the culmination of the awful catas trophe. There was chronicled the de struction of 71 houses at Vetapan and 153 bodies were already recovered and many more were missing. Reports from many towns in the inte rior represented the disaster as spread ing over a wide area on a very destruc tive scale. Tho Associated Press real ized the importance of accurate informa tion of so appalling an upheaval of nature and ti:* elements, involving suoh horri fying destruction of human life and prop eity and immediately dispatched an in quiry to an absolutely reliable authority on tiie spot. The harrowing tale had made its pas sage through Tegucigalpa, leaving no whisper or rumor behind. There were no pcrijhing hundreds, no showers of stones, no toppling church spire; in short, no earthquake . The history of American journalism does not record another such bold fabri cation of details, with so absolute lack of foundation in 'act. Not even the names of the localities given appear ill any pub lic gazetteer of Honduras. In Love With Durrant SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15. —The iden tity of the "Sweet Pea Girl," the myste rious young woman who has constantly attended the Durrant trial and who has attracted so mujh attention by iier devo tion to the alleged murderer, has been discovered. Sho is Mrs (Jrace Rowers, the wife of an insurance clerk. Last Wednesday s!'o left her husband as a re sult vi her infatuation for Durrant. Mr. Rowers says that hie wife never kn I.v Durrant, but that from the beginning she has taken great interest, in the trial and believes Durrant innocent. It is I thought that her mind has become affect ed aiid that she is not responsible for her actions. THE CORONER'S INQUEST On the Body of Win. P. Hunter, Who Was Killed IT W 4S MURDER WITH INTENT Mclnerney Is Said to Have Started the Fatal Fight W. Swift Tells a Different Story, and Savi Mclnerney Was Trying to Run Away, But the Others Attacked Him The coroner held an Inquest yesterday afternoon at the undertaking parlors of Krogelo A Brosee on the remains of young William I. Hunter, who was killed Sat urday night by Mclnerney on Aliso street. William Colon was (he most important witness, as he had been in the party bo fore tho fight started and saw Mclnerney strike the fatal blow. Ho testified that ho and Hunter were in tho saloon when Mclnerney entered, being under the in fluence of liquor, and proposed to shake the dice for the drinks. They agreed to this and finally Colon and Mclnerney started to quarrel. Hunter stopped in and separatod them and Mclnerney immed iately began lighting with Hunter. The latter defended himself as best ho could and retreated through tiio door Into th« W. P. HUNTER, the Victim of the Knife street, closely followed by Mclnerney. who still kept attacking him. The two men fought all tho way down tho street until opposite the butcher store. Here they stopped, and Colon says that he was going to separate them, when he saw Mc lnerney draw a knife and stab Hunter in the neck, who fell to the ground. Colon stated that he raised the head of Hunter, but the injured man died almost immediately aftci ho arrived. Colon then started after the father of the dead man, and in tho darkness foil intj a hole and struck his head, which accounts for the scratches on his face. Mr. Pelligrin, who is employed about the saloon where the fight commenced, said that he had gone out before tho trou ble, and when he came back he noticed a large crowd down the street, and as he came Up Colon ran forward, saying that Hunter was dead and Mclnerney had killed him. Morris Pay an, the proprietor of the sa loon, said that lie had not been In the room when the trouble ocenrtfd, but w s in ono adjoining, and heard some words passed and then the fight commenced. Kevoral witnesses were examined and a verdict was finally found that the de ceased had come to his death from tho effects of a knife wound In the left side of the neck inflic;ed by Mclnerney with in tent to commit murder. An entirely different version of the affair is given by Mr. W. Swift of Turner street. He claims tlmt he was standing on tho outside of the saloon and could look in through the open doors and see all that took place. He says that Hunter and Colon were with difficulty prevented from attacking Mclnerney at once. Mc lnerney ran out of the Dlaco with the others in close pursuit. He tried to keep them away, but was finally run into a doorway. Swift states that he saw Mc lnerney draw his kniio and tell the pur suers to keep off or he would stab them. Both of the men jumped on Mclnerney and the three rolled in the dust together, and then it was that Mclnerney stabbed Hunter. PROTESTING AGAINST THE CONCESSION Opposed to the Sale of Whisky In the Ne groes' Building WASHINGTON. Sept, 15.—Mr. J. E. Joiinson, secretary of the Atlanta expo sition committee for the colored people of tho District of Columbia, has written an open letter to tho exposition authori ties in Atlanta protesting against the granting of a concession for the sale of cheap whisKy in tho negroes' building at the exposition. Mr. Joiinson says in part: "The entire commission having in charso the colored exhibit from the city of Washington are surprised and cha grined to learn that after all its worst to procure for your exposition a pood dis play the articles collected must lie placed in an exposition groggery. You should have advised us long since it such wera the u'ms and objects of your company. Why did you not have this whisky guz zling annex placed in some of the other buildings? "The whole management must know that where you crowd together ,as it is hoped to do at Atlanta, thousands of col ored people of all classes in a cheap bar room, trouble is bound to ensue, perhaps in the shape of murder or lynching. If this concession must stand then you ought not to expect the whits and col ored press of the country to induce our people lo go to the exposition. On the contrary, every respectable and influen tial newspaper will vigorously advise all colored people to remain away." SMOKELESS POWDER EXPLODES One Person Dead and Another Cannot Recover SANTA CRUZ, Sept. 15.—This morn ing an explosion occurred Ist the smoke less powder department at tbe powder works, causing tho death of Maximo (Jritnni, 17 years old, and burning James Howard so severely that no hopes arc en tertained of his recovery. There were 650 pounds of powder in the new press, which went up in smoke. This powder was for tbe Hotchkiss guns on the cruiser Boston. J. lohn, who has charee of this mill, had stepped out a few minutes, saving Grimm, who was bis helper, to ij Weatherlndioatlons: Cooler. 1 Rooms to Let This Is the season when a small Want rents your rooms. J Try It- watch the machinery. Howard was em ployed in tho wheel mill and had only stepped in to have a chat with the men. Howard, after the explosion, with his clothes on tiro, ran to the creek, one hun dred yards distant, and jumped in. I3y the time he reached the water his clothes had all been burned off and nearly every portion of his body was a mass of burns. After his plungn he walked to bil house, located soma distance away. Oriinm was badly burned on the head and face and on tue arms which he had placed in front of his face to protect himself from the blinding flash. His ears were burned almost to a crisp. He was taken to his home where he died five hours later. The windows of the mill were broken out but no damage was done to the press. The cause of the exxplosion is unknown. SHIELDS AND M'KINSTRV CLAIMS The Chilean Government Has Interposed Its Demurrer SAX FRANCISCO, Sept. 15.—The claims of Andrew MoKinstry and the heirs of Patrick Shields against the Chil ean government are once more attract ing attention here. M"lvinstry and Shields were sailors on the American ship Kerwoenaw and in 18:il, while in Valparaiso, they were brutally beaten by the Chilean police. Shields afterwards died of his injuries. A claim for dama ges against Chile was instituted by the L'rvted State* in behalf of tho injured sailors, and President Harrison in his annual message made special reference to the cases. The cases were considered by a tribunal in connection with those of the U. S. S. Baltimore sailors, but it was found that McKinstry and Shields were Britisli sub jects, though serving on an American ship. Consequently their claims were thrown out. Lord Rosehery, the late premier of England, championed their cause, how ever, and another tribunal composed of German. British and Chilean subjects is now considering claims at Valparaiso. A copy of the demurrer of the Chilean government has been received in this city, and the endeavors ot tiie South American republic to avoid the responsi bility are considered ratber remarkable. In the demurrer, the att rney for the government states that the police reconJs uf Valparaiso contain no mention of the beating of tno abused sailors, or of the reasons of such tresatment, if th»3' were Injured, Also Chile objects to a foreign tribunal to try the cases, aa it is consid ered humiliating to Chile. The allega tion is also made that it is discovered that the sailors on the day they wore ar rested drank a bottle of pale beer in a saloon, and that possibly their minds be came clouded so that they imagined that they had received injuries, when in real ity they had not been hurl at all. This stutement has been made in spite of the fact that tlie men were covered from head to foot with wounds an I brumes, from which they never recovered. REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET The Ticket Which Will Be Nominated In New York The Platform Will Praise the Party for Every Oood Thing and Condemn tho Democrats SARATOGA, N. V., Sept. 15.-The ticket which will be put in the field by the state Republican convention will be: For judge of the court of appeals, E. Martin of Binghampton; for secretary of state, J. Palmer uf Albany; for comptrol ler, James A. Roberts of Buffalo; for state treasurer, A. B. Colvln of Glens Falls; for attorney-general, Theodore ti. Hancock of Syrcnuse; for state enginee., C. A. Adams of Utica. The platform in substance will be reso lutions congratulating the Republican party upon the dawn of prosperity of the country, duo to the confidence inspired in the people by the returning to power of a Republican congress; congratulating the wage-earnes, the sugar planters, the agriculturists and the business men, that the conditions are such that the Repub lican party can fnllill its pledges of protec tion to American industries; condemning the policy of the Democratic convention in declining to act decisively on the Ar menian anil Chinese questions; for its in action on questions of financial policy; its refural to aid the old soldiers and its dis regard <>f civil service law; commending the proposed eohstltjtlonal amendments to bond th« state for |.'i,ti)U,oon to enlarge and improve the canals; emio-sing the administration of Governor Morton ; com mending the last legislature in the at tempt to free the grtat olty of New York from the burden of rule by the Demo cratic ring; declaring that tne present tariff system inaugurated by the Demo crats is a menace and detriment to the country; Savon ,ig an honest dollar and opposing anj' effort to coin silver freclv or lower the currency standard and favor- | ing an international agreement, whicth will result in the use of both gold and silver as an international circulating medium. Tonight there was a sullen looking cloud marked "excise." I'r jr.i 11 o'clock until nearly midnight the party leaders struggled with tho excise ques tions, close to midnight the leaders determined that they would avoid the question of excise altogether, and not | make any rocommenation in the shap v of a resolution unless forced to do so by the Introduction of such resolutions. Senator Icxow will be permanent chairman, and Ed Lauteibaeh of New York, chairman of the committee on lcs olu nuns. LA 11ER DAY SAINTS NOT POLYGAMISTS Vast Crowds Attend the National Convention In lowa COUNCIL BLUFFS, lowa, Sept. 15.- Thousands of people attended the Latter Day Saints' convention today. Presi dent Joseph Smith has not arrived, sick ness having detained him. He expects to be here by Tuesday. Arming the freshly arrived prominents are J. C. Crabb of Little Sioux. Joseph Sodden < f Persia, David Chambers of Persia and R. RetzonhaiiM'r of Kentucky. Ue>, Murk Forsvthe of Nebraska City, who has spent much time in the south seas, preached this mornine In the aft-rnoon at 2:80 o'clock Joseph Luff of Independ ence, Mo,, deliverel the sermon. The evening sermon was oy Rev. A. H. Smith of Lamont. He said : "It is strange but true that many of the outside world still confuse tho Latter Day Saints with the Utah Mormons, and it keeps the elders busy trying to convince the public mind that they are not, and never were, believers in polygamy.'' Permanent organization was effected by the election of Rev A. H. Smith of Lamont as president. Rev. l\ W. Wiil i nms of Council Bluffs as sccreetary, A. D. Mair of Canned Bluffs as secretary, and T. A. Hodges of Henderson, lowa, as chorister. The meetings are held in the grand plaza, the open sides of which have been covered by canvas to ward off stout at tacks of shine or rain. PRICE FIVE CENTS IT'S THEATRICALS AWHEEL From Los Angeles to the Ata lanta Exposition MISS MASON'S NOVEL PLAN To Put a Theatrical Company in Bloomer* on the Road Will Leave Next Saturday Prom the Orpheaal Theater, fi i Route to the Cotton States Exposition Mir-s Lillian Mason, whose sweat TOM and chaming personality have won fbf her a host of friends during her short Btay in this city, is the leading spirit in one of the most novel of modern theatri. cal ventures. In company with serorat ■ niS.s LILLIAN HASON, Projector of the Trip ' ether clever members of tha profession, she will start on Saturday next for At lanta, Ga., making the entire trip blooru er-clad and a-whcel. This idea is the result of a discussion between Miss Mason and Gustave Walters of San Francisco concerning the celebra ted Lenz, whose tour a-wheel ended so disastrously about a year ago in central Asia. In the face of many discouraging comments the fair singer determined to make the trip to the exposition, and un der the management of E. A. Leopold, she will attempt the journey, in company with Miss Fauiine Clair and Messrs, John Campbell and J. Gilmore. The company ;will be clad in neat bloomer costumes designed by Miss Ma son and made by Mrs. Hawley of this city. The suits are of blue wster-proof cloth, and with them will be worn tan leggings arm gloves. The wheels were made by the Cleveland company, and are of the 'fi.'i model; each weighs 23 pounds and was built especially for the trip. A cleverly constructed telescopic valise is arrangeu to bs strappad on the cycle frames, so that the travelers will be ena bled to cairy quite a wardrobe and all the little necessities that go to make one comfortable. Starling Saturday noon from the Or« pheum theater, where Mis* Mason is now \ filing an engagement, the little troupeot • .tiers will wheel away eastward with Phoenix, Ariz., as their objective point. Advance agents are now on the road and wilt arrange for a number of perform ances between here and Atlanta. The exposition is to oe reacnod some time in I November, when the wheels are to be exhibited, the riders being already under contract for a two weeks' performance at the fair. The ride is not alone one for fame or enjoyment, for there are wagers amount ing to over $7000 depending upon its suo cess or failure. Walters has $5000 ut on the event, and there is considerably mora |at stake in Bakersfield. All of those «o- I ing have provided themselves with the | latest action revolvers and grim do-o'-die I expressions, either of which are supposed to be adequate protection against the festive tramp. Short accounts of their adventures will appear from time to time in the Herald. Miss Mason has composed a song, the subject of which is the con templated trip, the retrain of which is as follows: '■ Yes—we—are— Tiro little bloomer girls; None art 1 so happy as we— On our wheels we glide along, And isn't it ecstasy! THE NEWS BY TELEGRAPH—Bepew interviewed —National park dedication—Latte Day Saints' convention—Sporting news—Kepunlican ticket in New York —The state board of health—Alaska mining boom—Earthquake story a faKe—the yacht race imbroglio—Ma** ico's rißtal day In love with Dur rant —A powder explosion. ABOUT THE CITY.—A new Dhase ot activity and development in St. Paul's church.—The Antrim millions; Mrs. Jenkins of this city an heiress; tne lady's statement. —A travesty on religion; a noisy demonstration by "God's regular army"—lt's theatricals awheel; Mies Lillian Mason's ven ture. —Tne Foresters' picnic at Syca more grove—The death of Hunter and yesterday's inquest.—Collusion between contractors and saloonkeep ers is charged and the laboring man Buffers. —Religious services over the remains of W. J. Thompson.—Hu mane Officer Hutching has another encounter with Win. Nilea.—Collector Wise of San Francisco will come to Los Angeles; three rounds and Wise is out. —Acting Mayor Teed will not sign the new circus ordinance --To- day in the city council; a forecast of work that will bo passed upon.—A four handed debite held by tbe In ternational E iuoutional Labor aaso elation. —A shake-up in the police de partment is pending; mctropo tan rules to be introduced.—Yesterd at the churches; Catholic, Fresrjv lan, Methodist, Episcopal, Thoosipphioal, Baptist ami Y. M. 0. A. gcspcl.—Re turn of Edward Hutchison, the Los Angeles kicker. WHERE YOU nAY OO TODAY ORPHEUM.—At Bp. m.: vaudeville, BUKBANK.-At 8 p. m.; Jane.