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in Southern California, no other news paper excepted. The subscription books, mail and press rioms are open to in spection, and a committee of the Mer chants' Association of Los Angeles city is invited to verify this statement. TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR. NO. 3<54. THE CAMPAIGN FOR SILVER COINAGE To Be Continued With Re newed Vigor ' ww mi wmm Will Call Out Big Crowds in New Yoik A DAY OF MUCH NEEDED REST Spent by Candidate Bryan at Sewall's Cosy Home A Program of a Week's Continuous Speaking Laid Out Senator Morgan Tells Troy Citizens Why He Is Proud of Democracy and Democrats Who Are Not Given to Mugwumpery. Associated Press Special Wire BATH. Me., Sept. 27.—William Jen nings Bryan gained a needed rest today. He took advantage of the quiet of the typical New England Sunday to rest himself for the tedlousjourney back to Lynn, Mass., which will occupy from midnight tonight until tomorrow morn ing. Mr. Bryan spent the night at the cosy cottage of his colleague, Mr. Se wall, on the banks of the picturesque Kennebec. This morning he rose from a good sleep and attended church at the Second Congregational church, where Rev. Frederick Bunnells officiated. The church was crowded with the Bath pub lic, there not only to worship but to see the distinguished guest. The afternoon was occupied by a drive to Mr. Sewall's country place at Small point, fifteen miles away. The presi dential candidate and his running mate sat behind a fine team of horses belong ing to Mr. Sewall, and Mr. Bryan had an opportunity of enjoying the rugged beauty of the Maine scenery. At Mr. Sewall's house an Informal symposium was held during the discus sion of dinner. There were present be sides the host and his chief guest Na tional Committeeman Joseph Daniels of North Carolina, C. W. Larrabee of Bath, Frank Sewall, son of the vice presidential candidate, four of Mr. Se wall's friends, a number of local politi cians. The party left Small point short ly after 5 ociock, reaching Bath about two hours later. The nominee drove to Mr. Sewall's home this evening and after a brief chat the party boarded a special car. This left at midnight. The original program has been changed, and instead of going directly through to Boston as first In tended they will go to Lynn, Mass., where Mr. Bryan will adetess an early meeting tomorrow morning. Lynn will be reached at 6:30 ociock and the party will breakfast at 7. Mr. Bryan will speak and an hour later the special will go to Boston. A stop of an hour will be made there and then the campaigners will go on to Providence. This will be Mr. Bryan's first visit to Little Rhody. After Providence, New London will be the destination of the party and after a short meeting here they will leave for New York. On Tuesday night will be held the Tammany hall ratification meeting, when It Is expected Mr. Bryan will address three separate gatherings, one ln the hall and two from stands on the outside. From New York Mr. Bryan will strike southward, probably jumping directb Ir.to West Virginia, although this lia finally been decided upon. Mr. >■: . v hen questioned today, de clined to discuss the present political condition of Massachusetts, and the un expected outcome of yesterday's state convention. Nor would he speak of the probabilities of New England's part ln November. He did say he was gratified by the reception accorded him in this section and especially with the big Bath meeting last night. Mr. Sewall decided to accompany Mr. Bryan as far as New York and possibly further south. He left with the party at midnight. Mr. Bryan states that he Will be in St. Louis October 3d, from where he will go to Memphis, Nash ville and then back to Indianapolis and after that possibly to some points In Michigan and return to Burlington, la., on October Bth. NOT! A MUGWUMP. Senator Morgan Is Proud of Democracy and Democrats. TROY, N. V., Sept. 27.—Senator Mor gan spoke here last night ln the Interest of Bryan and Sewall, saying in conclu sion: "There are still some things to be proud of as Democrats. We can appeal to the official records of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, three presidents who approved the coin age of gold and silver on equal terms as full legal tender money. • "We appeal to the fact that the Demo cratic creed never contained an expres sion of hostility to either metal. We can appeal to the fact that no Democrat ln congress or out of congress can be named who antagonized silver before 1878, when John Sherman took the lead also of a faw Democrats from states whose people held large amounts of government bonds. We can appeal to the fact that a majority in the house and senate has always supported the restoration of silver to free coinage. "We can appeal to the fact that the Democrats In congress have won for silver a larger coinage by four hundred per cent than It ever had in th history of our country. We can appeal to the fact that a convention honestly chosen by honest Democrats and consisting of 520 delegates—all In their places—as honorable and as enlightened a body as any body of equal number that ever met in national convention, voted by more than two-thirda of their number for our platform and our nominee. "We can appeal to the fact that the Democratic party placed upon the stat ute books the best, the most equal and least oppressive tariff that we have ever had; and has driven from our code of laws the abominations of the election laws and the force bills and has forbid the employment of the standing army as a posse comitatus. "We can appeal to the fact that we have voted for Seymour, Tllden, Han cock and three times for Cleveland; all New Yorkers, and once for Horace Gree ley, a New Yorker, for the sake of peace, harmony and unity in the party, and sometimes, at the sacrifice of our per sonal judgment; and that we never de serted Democracy. If all this disproves our Democracy, then we are not Demo crats and we are fools. It does not dis turb my sense of duty nor wound my pride that I am shut off from the privil ege of appeal to the sage of Wolfert's Roost for a Justification of my vote on the inocme tax, or to the fountain of light at Buzzard's Bay for the lamp of Diogenes, while searching to find honest men In the bond syndicates, who dis dain dishonest dollars. Neither am I distressed that I have not the faculty of Palmer to palm off a spurious pretense of Democracy for the true creed of our party and to take possession of the or ganization in virtue of alleged creden tials that have served as a passport to every Republican convention and office in reach of the journeyman politician who was recently burled ln his third pary baptism ln Indianapolis. I do re gret that Mr. Cleveland mistook the party baptism ln Indianapolis. Ido re such self-sacrifice during the three elec tions, two of them successful, as being his sort of a Democratic party. It is a sad thing to contemplate that a great man should thus be betrayed Into the presidency for two terms by the votes of men who turned out to be lunatics l and perfidious betrayers of their sup j posed chief and master. "After proving his devotion to his Ideas of true Democracy, ln the appointment of Gresham as secretary of state, as a reward for his lifelong service to the Republican party, and his devotion to pure Democracy in the effort to fasten the noble Llliuokalani upon the throne, and his devotion to the safety of the country by putting the treasury under the guardianship of the Rothschilds' syndicate, the Democratic party aband oned him as a stranded mugwump. It ls not our fault that he made the mistake of supposing that he was ever a Demo crat. It Is said he is a man of noble independence. That Is a noble trait when it leads one to refuse offices and honors, but when these have exhausted the generosity of the people who confer them it Is not honest independence that turns upon them and seeks to hand them over to their enemies for destruc tion. Talleyrand was independent when he helped to turn a people over to the allied powers, but his Independence was that of an lngrate, and his fame ls still a wound upon the honor of France. I am glad that Mr. Cleveland sought his own and that his own have received him." WILL VOTE FOR BRYAN ST. LOUIS, Sept. 27.—C01. William R. Morrison, chairman of the interstate commerce commisison, was asked here today how ho Intended to vote in Novem ber. He replied: "I have been a Democrat for fifty years and voted the regular Democratic ticket. How I shall vote ln this elec tion is hardly a proper subject for dis cussion." No one who saw or heard Col. Morrison will question that he will vote for the regular party nominee. MISSOURI FUSION ST. LOUIS, Sept. 27.—Instead of nomi nating an Independent ticket, the city Populist convention has endorsed the entire Democratic city and senatorial ticket. Six Populist candidates for the legislature were nominated and these will be placed on the fusion tickets to be voted for by Democrats and Populists, along with nine legislative candidates to be nominated by the Democrats to morrow. Fusion was carried by a vote of 22 to IS. The minority, headed by Sheridan Webster, bolted and are pre paring for a middle of the road cam paign. THE*KHEDI?E'S TRIP Egypt's Ruler Has Dreams of Independ ence from England. LONDON, Sept. 27 —The Times' Cairo correspondent believes there is some truth in a native report that thekhedive is now making a tour of Europe Incog nito and that he has taken with him a scheme of Egyptian Independence, drafted by' prominent native officials. "This anti-British intrigue," the Times correspondent continues, "3Joms more likely since the khedive, while profess ing that the journey is non-political, has had an interview with M. Hano taux, the French minister of foreign af fairs." THE WAR IS OVER. LONDON, Sept. 28.—The Times, in an' editorial speaking of the order of Sir Herbert Kitchener for the return of the First Staffordshire regiment Horn Don gola to Kosheh on the way to Cairo, says the inferences to be drawn from the order is that the dervish power Is col lapsed and that it ls not intended that there shall be a further forward move ment on a large scale at present. Other newspaners suggests that it is merely an economical move on account of the dif ficulty of victualling the expedition, only dates being obtainable at Dongola. THE ELEPHANT GONE NEW YORK, Sept. 27.—The big wood en elephant, which was built some years ago for use as a hotel at Con.ey Island, was burned tonight. THE HERALD LOS ANGELES. MONDAY MORNING-* SEPTEMBER 38, 1896.-TEN PAGES. POLITICS IN THE PULPIT Preacher Parkhurst Gained Ideas in Europe HIS CHURCH WAS FILLED But Not All Stayed to Hear the Sermon New York's Sensational Preacher Still Aches fon Notoriety and Seems Very Likely to Obtain It. Associated Press Special Wire NEW YORK, Sept. 27.—Rev. Charley H. Parkhurst signalized his return from Europe to the pulpit of Madison Square Presbyterian church today by preaching a sermon on the political situation. The church was filled, a number of silver men who disapproved of the dootor's views, being In the congregation, and some of these made unflattering com ments on leaving the church after the sermon. When the doctor was told of these com ments he remarked: "There Is more ln this thing than the sliver question and some Sunday In the near future I am going to speak my mind about the treat ment of labor by capital. I will not mince words either." One of the visitors to the church was Treasurer William P. St. John of the Democratic national committee. He did not wait to hear all that the doctor had to say. "Mr. St. John ls one of our deacons," said Dr. Parkhurst, after the evening service. The preacher led up to what he had to say about tho campaign ln an argument ln which he tried to show that It was impossible to make anything without material and ivossible to build sjstruc ture witlnri i foundation. Among other thing.; t said: "We are bi . iing forward into the fu ture without knowing what we are building upon or knowing whether we are building upon anything ln particu lar that contains in itself the indispen sable elements of permanency. Material commodities in the shape of stocks and bonds, products of the soil and manu factures have the same Intrinsic value in the United States as they had six months ago. But the idea Is in the air that all is presently to be dumped upon foundations to fictitious to sustain the enormous weight of national econom ics that It ls proposed to place upon them. There ls a feeling that there are eternal principles that it is proposed to mix with an alloy of chiefly human in vention and that this incoherent con glomeration is to be used ln mortaring up underneath the terrific weight of our national weal and desllny, and stocks go down. Of course they will go down and they will continue to go down till there is restored the conviction that the government ls to set upon a bottom that will not give. "I am not here to argue financial ques tions, but the present situation ln our country ls an illustration on a porten tous scale of the truth I am trying to drive home that you cannot move with vigor, nor strike with effect except as you feel on the instant the everlasting fixity of the rock your foot is planted upon. "National prosperity will come back .when confidence comes back and confi dence will return when the nation gets its foot out of the quagmire and back to granite. Traffic not only, but all the relations of our great communal life are conducted on the credit system, on a system of mutual confidence, and today that mutual confidence does not exist. That ls the secret of our disquiet. And attempts are being made deliberately and in hot blood to crush out all linger ing remains of that mutual confidence; and this procedure, I dare to brand on this altar of God as thoroughly false to the spirit of the gospel and accursedly treasonable to our collective interests and national destiny." TALMAGE'S TALK. WASHINGTON, Sept. 27.—Rev. De- Witt Talmage In his sermon at the First Presbyterian church, today made the following allusion to the presidential campaign: "During the last six presidential elec tions I have been urged to enter the po litical arena, but I never have and never Will turn the pulpit in which I preach into a political stump. Every minister must do as he feels called upon to do and I will not criticise him for doing what he considers his duty, but all the political harangues from pulpits from now until the 3d of November will not in all the United States change one vote, but will leave many ears stopped against anything that such clergymen may utter the rest of their lives." This statement was followed by a ref erence to the depression now prevailing throughout tho country, and he said that never within his memory had "so many people literally starved to death as in the past few months." He believed the country was better off . after every crisis and that the Almighty would settle the controversy between the metals. NON-PARTISAN PRAYER. ALBANY, New York, Sept. 27.—1n the Episcopal cathedral of All Saints' Rt. Rev. Bishop Doane, there was read the prayer for unity and peace in tha coun try which was first read in the diocese of New York and which caused political comment. It will be remembered that when Bishop Potter had this pra.yer read in New York city he was severely crit icized on' the ground that it was partisan in Its nature and leaned toward Repub licanism. Ho answered by saying the prayer emanated from Bishop Doane and that he would answer all gui rice. Bishop Doane's action In having th.' prayer read today confirms the state ment. The bishop, who is a Democrat in politics, intimated today that the pray er was not Intended to be partisan but that it was to ask divine aiclstanco in averting any kind of disaster that the election might bring forth, no matter which party won. NAP NOT MUCH EXHAUSTED By the Arduous Labor of Shak ing Hands THE EXCURSION BUSINESS To Be Worked Diligently During the Week Of the Numerous Delegations Wheel men Ought to be the Most Welcome. They Work Their Passage. Associated Press Special Wire CANTON, 0., Sept. 27.—Major Mc- Kinley spent Sunday very quietly. He and Mrs. McKinley took dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Barbar, Mrs. Barbar being Mrs. McKinley's sister. The day was cold and rainy and except for this trip the family spent tbe whole day about the open fire In the library. Saturday night closed an eventful week and Monday morning opens an other. The appointments for the week are about double the number arranged for last week. Major McKinley seems to be enjoying his usual good health and stands the strain remarkably well. Engagements have already been made with more than a score of delegations for the week. Dates have been fixed as late as October 21, and there are but one or two open dates between now and that time. The week's engagemtns are as follows: Monday, September 28 —Farmers and citizens of Lisbon and Columbian coun ty, Ohio; delegates to the Afro-Amerl- can Methodist annual conference, now ln session in Cleveland. Tuesday, September 29—Locomotive engineers from Chicago and vicinity; old soldiers from Sandusky; Baltimore and Ohio railroad men; farmers and business men from northern Indiana and Missouri, along the line of the Santa Fe railroad; Ladles' McKlnley club of Cincinnati, and the farmers of Geauga" county. Wednesday, September 30—Citizens of Beliefonte, Pa., and vicinity; citizens of northwestern Ohio ln the vicinity of Van Wert. Thursday, October I—McKinley and Hobart club of Ravenna and Portage counties, Ohio; Clarke County McKln ley brigade from Springfield, Ohio. Friday, October 2—ltalian club of Chicago, with band and military com pany; farmers from the Panhandle of West Virginia, starting from Wheeling. Saturday. October 3—McKinley and Hobart club of Venango county, Pa., starting from Franklin; Commercial Travelers' Sound Money club from Mansfield and vicinity; wheelmen from all over the United States; Bohemian- American citizens of Cleveland; miners, farmers, mechanics and business men from Sunday Creek valley, Ohio, start ing from Glouoester; the News McKln ley and Hobart club from Harrlsburg, Pa., Including merchants, mechanics, laboring men, business men and profes sional men; Swedish-American club of Rockford, 111. WORKING THEIR PASSAGE. CINCINNATI, 0., Sept. 27—Several hundred wheelmen from Ohio and Ken tucky will make a pilgrimage to Canton this week. They will carry McKinley mottoes and various designs. The wheel men from southern Ohio and Kentucky leave here Wednesday morning and will be Julned by other bicycle clubs as they pass through Ohio towns. The proces sion of wheelmen will pull Into Canton Saturday morning early and give a pa rade. Meetings of wheelmen will be held along the way. PALMER TO MAKE SPEECHES If Anyone Can Be Induced to Invit; Him The Fossilized Candidate Gives His Views as to the Probability of the Election of McKinley WASHINGTON, Sept. 27.—Senator John M. Palmer of Illinois, the candi date of the National Democratic party for president, arrived in this city this afternoon from Philadelphia. The sen ator is on his way to his home in Illinois and stopped in this city to pay a visit to his married daughter and for the purpose of looking after some depart mental matters requiring his atten tion. He will leave for Springlield to morrow or the next day. Next week he has some matters demanding his pres ence at the meeting of the supreme court of Illinois at Ottawa, and after that will hold himself in readiness to respond to calls for speeches that he may be asked to make by the national committee. The senator docs not know as yet whether demands will be made on him in this respect. Concerning his brief trip in the eastern states and the general outlook, the senator tonight spoke substantially as follows: "I was very much pleased and grati fied at my reception and at the au diences which greeted me in the various cities, and especially at tin? predomi nance of young men in the organiza tion of the party. There is evidence of organization and earnestness of purpose that shows great fighting strength. The National party iH the party of the fu ture. The Democratic parly ls passing from the hands ol' the older leaders like i t ill and Morrison and the young men are coming to the front. The Demo cratic organization is in bad shape in New England, New York and Pennsyl vania, and the Republican party will carry that section of the country. Mc- Kinley, I believe, will also carry Mary land and Illinois and I think he w ill be elected president." SITUATION AT LEADVILLE Complicated' by Sensational Sermonizing DEAD STRIKERS' FUNERALS Give Ri 0 e to Apprehension of Further Disorder An Attack on the Bon Air Mine Is Re pulsed by the Guard—The Pros pects Gloomy. Associated Press Special Wire DENVER, Col., Sept. 27.—Rev. Myron W. Reed of this city, one of the most prominent ministers Of the west, de livered a very sensational sermon to a large congregation at the Broadway the ater today. His subject was the Lead ville strike and the labor question gen erally. He opened with a denunciation of T. V. Powderly, whom he accused of being one of "Mr. Hanna's hired men." Referring to the Missouri miners re cently imported to Leadville, he said "It was likely to prove a dangerous change of climate at this time of the year." Referring to the political situation, he said: "Rev. Dr. Hillis ls ln the place of Prof. Swing ln Central Music hall, Chicago. I have been reading his ser mons. The pulpit of Prof. Swing is still vacant. Pro.. David Swing was philo sophic, poetic, with a dislike for con troversy. He hated noise and he loved the Greeks. He preferred the company of Petrarch and Penelope to that of Mr. Foraker of Ohio and Susan 13. Anthony of everywhere. But when Prof. Swing did conclude to touch a social question he did it Jp to date and truly. "But now listen to his successor, who lives in the city of Pullman, Armour and Rockefeller. He said last Sunday that 'seventy per cent of the fruitage of labor goes to the working classes,' and was cheered by every banker ln the church. He is most optimistic. He says that 'the vineyards have been so gener ous that ten cents will buy a basket of purple fruit, and the poor man's nickel will now buy fruit for the entire day.' "BUI Nye departs and cv. Dr. Hillis comes in. The owner of the vineyard and the bucket maker has as yet failed to smile at this Joke. It is only seen at the fixed income of it. It is always a joy for this Chicago preacher to buy California grapes at the cost of picking them." After further quotations from Mr. Hillis' sermon on Repudiation in regard to the bondholders, Mr. Reed said: "Wall street did come to the assist ance of the government In 1R63 to keep Gen. Lee's army out of New York city." He added: "For some reasons It would have been a goo^thing if Cen. Lee's army had trampled New York just a half a day or so. I sometimes wish that the British would make a coaling sta tion of It for a little while." FUNERALS HELD. LEADVILLE, Col., Sept. 27.—The fu neral of Fireman O'Keefe, shot last Monday morning while turning a hose on the fire at the Coronado mine, oc curred today. It was notable tot the lmpressiveness and the longest proces sion ever seen here. At all the Protestant churches today the sermons were devoted to the strike and resultant lawlessness, which was severely condemned. The most significant occurrence of the day was the funeral of William HlgginS, who was killed in the attack on the Co ronado. The funeral was from the same church and Immediately following that of O'Keefe. The entire miners' union followed the remains to the cemetery. It was not particularly reassuring to the friends of law and order to see l. r >oo men marching behind the body of a man who met his death ais Higgins did. MORE RIOTING. I.EADVILLE, Sept. 27.—At 9:30 p. m. Gen. Brooks has just telephoned the Herald-Democrat that an attack is In progress on the Carbonate hill reservoir of the Leadville Water company and that shots are being exchanged between the military and the rioters. At 9:40 p. m. a lively fusilade began at the Bohn mine and was continued lor ten minutes. The sounds resembled a number of shot guns seemingly from one place, an swered by rifle shots from different points near by. Lientenant Verdeckberg telephones from the Bon Air mine that at 9:20 four shots were fired at a picket, who re turned the fire and called for the corpo ral of the guard. When the corporal ran out two shots were fired at him and these were returned, after which a squad started ln pursuit of the assailants. HEIR T© MILLIONS. A Cincinnati Photographer Claims an Estate and Many Titles. CINCINNATI, Sept. 27.—John Lee Spohn, a photographer here, claims to be the fifth earl of Ludlow, Viscount Preston, and baron of Ludlow and Ard salla, of the peerage uf Ireland, and baron Ludlow ln that of the United Kingdom. Today his brother left here for Shropshire, Wales, to claim the rights and titles of the elder brother. John Lee Spehn is poor, but his brother, W. H. Spohn, who lives at Hamilton, Canada, is wealthy and has correspond ed with English attorneys until he ls satisfied he can establish his elder bro ther's lineal descent. The estate em braces Shropshire county, Wales, and is valued at $20,000,000. The cal I ship has been extinct since 1542. W. H. Spohn lias secured the old manuscript of the family tree. He has numerous relics of the last recognized earl, who died in IS4O. Tho title and estate then descend ed to the carl's Uncle, John tl. Ludlow, the earl dying without issue. His un cle was dead and the uncle's son, Peter U. Ludlow, lived at Albany, N. V., and from there went to Hamilton, Ontario, where he died two months after reach ing the place. His only child, a daugh If the Los Angeles Times will permit an in vestigation of its subscription lists it will be an easy matter to settle the question as to which of the papers has the largest paid circulation. The Herald makes the claim. Will the Los Angeles Times atttempt to disprove it? ter, being poor, made no claim. Her eldest son is John Lee Spohn, who Is now making the claim. John Lee Spohn married Miss Lastor. A HEAVY FAILURE A Wholesale Drygoods Firm at Little Rock Goes Under LITTLE ROCK. Sept. 27.—The an nouncement this morning of the failure last night of the big wholesale drygoods firm of Wolfe & Bro. created a sensation. Additional attachments were run today, which bring the aggregate up to about $200,000. The Arm of Wolfe & Bro. was composed of Isaac and Joseph Wolfe, and was the only exclusively v.holesale drygoods house ln the state. The busi ness was established soon after the war. The failure was caused by the absolute inability to meet maturing obligations. The firm's assets, Including stock, good accounts, equities in real estate, stuck, securities, etc., are estimated at about half a million dollars. In addition to the building occupied by Wolfe & Hro., they owned the building occupied by the Arkansas Furniture company, the building occupeid by the J. P. Quinn Drygoods company and the granite front building on Main street by Charles T. Abel & Co., and others. Wolfe & Bro. were interested in the J. P. Quinn company, as they were also ln many other corporations about Little Rock, but It is claimed their present dif ficulties will not interfere with the busi ness of that corporation. ROYAL MOVEMENTS. Kings, Princes and Potentates Ex change Formal Courtesies. ORSOVA, Sept. 27.—The kings of Sef via and Roumania have arrived here to attend Ua> ceremony tomorrow on the opening of the. iron gate of the canal, and were warmly greeted by Em peror Francis Joseph of Austria, who arrived yesterday, accompanied by Count Goluchowsky. The members of the Austria-Hungary cabinet and rep resentatives of Germany, Great Brit ain, Italy, France, Russia, and other countries are also attendance. COPENHAGEN, Sept. 27.—The dow ager czarina, with her children, who has been visiting her parents, the king and queen of Denmark, has started for Ll bau on board the Imperial yacht Polar Star. BALLATER, Sept. 27.—The czar and czarina, Queen Victoria, the prince and princess of Wales and other members of the royal family, attended service at Crathie church today and drove out in the afternoon. CIGARMAKERS' CONVENTION. DETROIT, Mich., Sept. 27.—Presi dent G. W. Perkins and many of the delegates have arrived here to take part in the twenty-first convention of the Cigarmakers' International union. Some 275 delegates are expected to attend the sessions of the convention, which it is anticipated will take three weeks. Mem bers of the committee appointed to sug gest amendments to the convention have been in session here for a week. The systematically applied strength of the international body in maintaining strikes when properly and duly ap proved, is a matter of special Interest to Detroit union cigarmakers, a majority of whom have been on strike for over a year, the strike having resulted ln the successful establishment of a co-opera tive factory when unsuccessful other wise. SAVED FROM DEATH MO J AYE, Sept. 28.—William Strath erum, a prospector, whose home ls in Oakland, was found at 1 ociock today by Thomas Hughes of Bakersftcld out in the desert fifteen miles east of Mo jave. Stratherum had discarded part of his clothing, attaching a note giving the direction ho was going, which was found scattered along the route. He was almost unconscious when discov ered near the roadside, his yells fright ening the team. He had used his sup ply of food and water, of which he had only three quarts when leaving camp Friday morning. With considerable dif ficulty he was brought into town. He soon rallied after careful nursing and is now being well cared for. AMONG THE CONVICTS. SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 27.—Mrs. Balllngton Booth spent today with the convicts at San Quentin penitentiary, over 600 of whom greeted her in the pris on chapel. She delivered a magnetic ad dress which swayed her audience with deep emotion, many of the prisoners be ing moved to tears. At its conclusion one of the convicts read an address on behalf of his fellow prisoners thanking her for having visited them. Mrs. Booth then retired to the prison yard to min gle with many of the convicts who were unable to gain admittance to the chapel. Miss Macomber and Major Blackhurst and Mrs. Booth then visited the women convicts' department. AN INFANT MURDERER WOOSTER, 0., Sept. 27.—Thomas R. Kldd,aged 14 years,the son of W.K. Kidd of Cleveland, was murdered today at Dalton, near here, by Carl Mcilhaney, aged 7. The little boy, who was a crip ple, was visiting the Mcilhaney home. The boys were left at home together and quarreled. Young Kidd struck Carl with his crutch. The latter went Into another room, procured his father's re volver and blew off the top of Kidd's head. The young murderer tho killing and ls under arrest. SIGNS OF UNITY TIPPERARY. Sept. 27.—Thousands nf persons attended the meeting today in favor of amnesty to the Irish political prisoners, lor the first time since the split in the Irish party, John Redmond appeared on the same platform. John Daly, recently released dynamiter, also spoke. A DAUGHTER BORN LONDON, Sept. 28.—The Times an nounces that General Meredith Read's daughter, Countess de Foras, has given biiih to a daughter at the Chateau Mar claz, at Thanon. CITY PRICE, PER SINOLE COPY, 3 CENTS ON TRANSPORTATION LINES, g CENTS DAMAGE BY FLAMES AND LOSS BY FLOOD Mount Holyoke College Burned Down H IK m SOTIOI Will Bt Postponed for 9 Time STEPS TOWARD REBUILDING Taken Before tbe Ashes Have Time to Cool Burns' Underwear Factory Fire Said to Have Been Incendiary A Texas Flood Causes No Loss of Life, but the Property Damage Is Heavy and Railroad Traffic Is Stopped for a Time. Associated Press Special Wire SOUTH HADLEY, Mass., Sept. 27.— Mount Holyoke college, the pioneer In stitution for the higher education of women, received a severe blow this af ternoon in the burning of the main building, with a probable loss of over $150,000. The buildings have cost over $300,000, and could not be replaced today for less than that. Fortunately, none of the 400 students nor faculty were in jured. was first discovered in the gymnasium wing, about 4:30 ociock. The college fire apparatus was put to work, but It was soon seen that they could not control the fire, and help was sent fsr from South Hadley Falls and Holyoke. A steamer and hose wagon were sent, but arrived too late to be effective. The fire slowly worked its way through the doorways in the fire wall Into the south wing of the building and into the large building fronting the street. At the same time it burned through the gymnasium into the north wing, and at 7:30 the entire structure was in flames. About 8 ociock the walls began to topple over, and an hour later all that remained of the structure was sections of the walls looming up through the smoke. The library building, adjoining the main structure on the north and con taining 1«,<10» voiume;ir , was-FaVed. The burned building was in the form of a quadrangle, all of brick. Facing the street was a four-story structure with about 150 feet frontage. The basement was the large dining hall. Extending to the east from the bullding3 were two wings about 150 feet deep and four sto ries high. These three sections of the building were occupied for dormitory purposes, the first floor of the front be ing devoted to the chapel, reception and music rooms and offices. It ls supposed the fire originated ln the laundry from an overheated steam pipe. The building and its contents were insured for $154,000. A. L.Willlston of Northampton, treas urer of the Institution, says steps will bo taken toward rebuilding. Tonight most of the students are scattered about In the houses of the townspeople, the hotels and the churches, while others have gone to Holyoke, Northampton, and other near-by points. At 9 ociock tomorrow the faculty and students will meet in a church to consider plans for continuing the college work. As near ly all the apparatus of the institution was in Wllliston Scientific hall, it will be Impossible to continue the sessions until after arrangements are made for lodging the students and faculty. SET ON FIRE WORCESTER, Mass., Sept. 27.—Con siderable excitement has beep caused in this city by the fire in the underwear factory of Burns & Co. this morning. Burns is the man woh displayed the red Hag of anarchy on the front of his build ing with Bryan's portrait on it when the presidential candidate visited the city last Friday. This action caused a great deal of unfavorable comment. An Investigation made today by State Fire Marshal Holt and Chief Engineer Vaughn, of the fire department, con vinces them that the fire is of incendiary an evidence of kerosene having been sprinkled around. One Interest ing episode of the fire was the following telegram sent within half an hour after the fire was discovered, to Mr. Bryan at Bath, Me., by D. O. Morgan, ex chairman of the Democratic city com mittee: "Thank God! Justice receives her just dues. Burns' underwear factory, which displayed the red flag in your honor Fri day afternoon is in flames." LOSS BY FLOOD SAN MARCOS, Tex., Sept. 27.—Suab Investigation as could be made today shows that no lives were lost as a result of yesterday's downpour, but it is ap pareii t that the loss will not be more than tho estimate first made, $40,000. Tha damage to this town is very heavy. The whole south portion, which fortunately was not very thickly settled, is almost gore. The houses mainly were small and flimsy and they were floated away as if they were boats. People were rescued from the tops of them,and from trees, in boats. Had the rain occurred at night many lives would have been lost. The M. K. &T. and International & Great Northern roads have lost about a mile and a half of track each. Large forces jf men have been at work repairing since last night but no train on the International has passed yet. and it Is not likely any will until tomorrow afternoon. The flood was not caused by a waterspout, as at. , first reported, but by a Ucavj. rain ef * •*.