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TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 327. AMUSEMENTS Los Angeles' Society Vaudeville Theater. mCA'^tNrfaJfc.tftt.lL fjfwm week commencing Monday, august 2Srd The Greatest Show Ever Seen The Dane- In entirely new and The Weil-Known c 0/t-j/.^. m Ing Star •» apinta sensational dances Comedy Star %JUS US imams _ „, Tho World's Greatest Dialect Comedian The Clever Sn-tj 77m. Comedienne Jtllaa U/iomas The Operatic Stars Pilnui Jrank JSarry Ctoira franceiii and Vom jCoivis The Barrel* tie Wonders The Inimitable Mokes Tlfilliam-'Doonzos-'us'i/bert Crawford and fanning j LAST WEEK ~S I • AMJ- />. of Jtdyte hM JLions PRICES NEVER CHANGING. Evening—Reserved Seats, 25c and 50c; Gallery, 100. Regular Matinees, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday Telephone Main 1447 Burbank Theater ■ gg» T S£^ t^^ TEß TONIGHT —TWO ORKAT SHOWS IN ONE-TONIGHT FIRST TIME IN THIS CITY OF LINCOLN J. * f 7?L 7~ J t> CARTER'S MAMMOTH SCENIC PRODUCTION KjflO LtOmttuO AndaOrand Double Bill Introducing the Celebrated Spanish Vocalists. SEVORA MARIA DE CASTILLO and SENOR JOSE E. DEL CASTILLO, in Oper.uic Selections and Typical Spanish Bongs. A program that will Thrill. Startle, Amaze, Astonish and Dumfound you. Seats now on sale. PRlCES—Gallery, loc; Balcony, 25c; Dress Circle, 35c: Orchestra. 50c. Box office open 0:S0 a. m. to 9:30 p. m Telephone Main 1270 peerless Saota CataMinia Island THOUSANDS NOW ENJOYING THIS FAVORED SPOT "Uhreo and Ona-hatf JCours &rom jCos Jlnye/es Cool breezes: clear limpid waters, so still, bathing has no terrors; so clear, a glance through the glass-bottom boat reveals the wonders of its depths. famous Ttfarino SBand — 7jhriHiny Zta/iy-JVo ffiides Music so Entrancing, not to dance were a crime | Most picturesque mountain road in the world f Hit EE BOATS SATURDAY, AUGUST 2181 IO TH B, ERUPTION OF SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN and GRAND ILLUMINATION OF AVALON BAY Datly service. Round trip excursion Sunday. bee Southern Pacific and Terminal Railroad'time tables for steamer connections. tteyu/ar round-trip tic/cots /rom jCos Jtnye/os - - $2. 75 Cxeursion round-trip tickets from -Cos Jtnyeles - 2. 50 tyaccabocs' Excursion Jriday Jtuy. 27, S^&awteS 11 ** N. 8. G. W. CELEBRATION SEPTEMBER 9th Tel. Main 36 BANNING COMPANY. 222 South Spring Street. gaota Fe AimirTioiiiiicemeets & JZfl the Srand Canyon of Colorado LL? Xif And back. The best time of the year to visit it is August and Sep tember. There is no vacation trip in the world equal to It. Celebrated 7th Sfcey/ment S&and WI CONCERTS EVERY SATURDAY AND O j j #50 a DURING Sunday at .. . ucoaonao jjoac/t THE season tftodondo Leave Downey avenue *3:23, «J:3) a. ra. t7> jl Leave La Grande Station f«:S7, »9:45, 111:03 a. m.; *1:00, *i:40,18:IJ p. m. UJeac/i Leave Central avenue 18:49, *9:58,111:15 a. m.: *l:U *5:5J, [dti/ p. m FT. i.. /- ■ 'Dally. J Saturday and Sunday only bUNDAY * nd jCast TJrain /eaves the beach returning at Bp. m. Hazard's Pavilion l^iSA^aur* Wednesday Nlybt, August 25th, jfy jfthlett'c Cvent Grand Ovation tendered to the coining (f if <f j-f • Now matched to fißht Champinn of the World JtaS. JT* jrerrrtes JOE CHOYNSKI 6— BIG EXHIBITION EVENTS—S. Two four-round, two ten-round. Grand Battle-Royal be tween four well-known colored pugilists. The event of the evening will be a six-round contest between Jas. J Jeffries and and unknown. Watch the date. Ticket* for sale everywhere. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Events start at 8:15 p.m. sharp. Gen. admission s<Jc, reserved seats $1. ("ftstrich Farm—South Pasadena v 73 GIGANTIC BIRDS, ALL AGES—The Strangest Sight in America Tips, Boas, Collars and Capes at producers' prices, 'lake Pasadena Electric or Terminal Railway cars. yienna Buffet Free, Refined Entertainments. Classical Muslo ivery Evening. Austrian-Hungarian f itchen and Fine Cuisine All Day. Cleveland Cycles &. %fat**» WE WANT A LIVE AGENT IN ALL SMALL TOWNB || 554 SOUTH BROADWAY DEACON DEMENTED The Slayer of Emile Abeille Goes Crazy BOSTON, Aug. 22.—Edward Parker Deacon was yesterday committed to the McLean hospital at Waverly for the In sane. He belongs to an old and distin guished family of this city. On Febru ary 17, 1892, he killed Emile Abeille in Mrs. Deacon's apartments at Cannes, France. Mr. Deacon came to Boston on Thurs day last from Narragansett Pier, ac companied by his trusted valet and nurse. They registered at the Hotel Bellevue on Beacon street, which place Mr. Deacon has made his home for sev eral years, while ln this city. He acted very peculiarly soon after registering and seemed far from being in his right mind, but being noted for eccentricities nothing was thought of the manner ln which he acted. On Thursday night, however, he grew violent, and his nurse and valet began to realize that Mr. Deacon was demented. The attorney who has charge of Mr. Deacon's property as trustee, was sum moned and in turn sent for Dr. Jelly, an expert on Insanity. Shortly afterwards Mr. Deacon became demonstrative and discharged his nurse. Another nurse was summoned and all day Friday Mr. Deacon was almost uncontrollable. Finally it was thought advisable to send him to the McLean hospital as a precautionary measure. When there he quieted down and appeared contented. He looked haggard and worn, and seem ed but a shadow of his former self. His hallucinations are that enemies seek to do him harm. A consultation of physicians has been called but the seriousnes of the case has not been determined. KANSAS CRANKS Strike a Judge Who Has Some New Ideas EMPORIA, Kan., Aug. 22.—The plan of Attorney General Boyle to enjoin the railroad companies operating In Kansas from collecting more for the hauling of livestock than Is allowed under the re cent order of the board of railroad com missioners, which order forbade the rail roads charging by the hundred pounds for carload lots, has met with a decided setback here. The attorney general had prepared an injunction, proceeding against all the railroads involved and proposed to file his petitions in every county court In the state. But when the attorney general appeared here before Judge Randolph he refused the injunc tion. Judg Randolph declared that he did not believe in government by in junction, and asserted that in any event he would not grant even a temporary injunction until the defendants could be present. He therefore named Wednes day next as the date for a hearing on the application for a temporary injunction. Shingle Mill Burned EUREKA, Aug. 22.—The Newbevg shingle mill, valued at $5000, was burned to the ground early this morning. Cause unknown. Insurance about $2000. M'KINLEY'S REST Somewhat Sadly Disturbed by Fer- sistent Politicians HOTEL CHAMPLAIN, BLUFF POINT, N. V., Aug. 22.—The last Sunday of rest for President McKinley prior to his departure from this summer resort was disturbed today by the removal to this scene of the Worth-Piatt Brooklyn controversy. The president started the day by attending religious services in the drawing room of the hotel and list ened to a sermon by Rev. J. A. Gamble of Plattsburg. When the service was over Congressman Lemuel E. Quigg, president of the New York Republican county committee, intercepted the pres ident in the corridor leading from the drawing room to his private apartments and asked for a conference. The presi dent was evidently annoyed, and Mr. Quigg's conference did not last more than ten minutes in the president's room. Later Mr. Quigg thought he might stay over until tomorrow and have a furher talk with the executive. Congressman Francis J. Wilson, who is an active can didate for postmatser of Brooklyn and favored by Senator Piatt, saw the pres ident, but for only a few minutes. At 5:30 oclock Mr. Wilson was sum moned to a conference with President McKinley and was with him for an hour. MEXICAN MATTERS Solving the Money Question —Better Traffic Facilities MEXICO CITY, Aug. 22.—There will be a cabinet meeting to consider the monetary situation in the middle of this week. The project for accumulating a gold fund attracts attention and is ap proved in many quarters, being favored as a measure to gradually get in readi ness to put the country on a gold basis should that necessity become apparent. Hon. J. D. Haft and C. E. Grannls, the latter a director of the Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf railway .are here to consult with the government regarding the establishment of a line of steamers between Port Arthur on the Gulf and Tampico and Vera Cruz. It is believed a profitable trade both ways can be ob tained, especially in the Interest of Kan sas City. The company they represent will put on steamers to Liverpool and New York from Port Arthur, and de sires to build up a connection with Mex ican ports. Should the government re ceive the proposition favorably the line to the ports mentioned will probably be established. An English Strike LONDON, Aug. 23.—The Daily Chron icle announces this morning the settle- ment'of the long pending strike In the famous slate quarries of Penrhyn In Wales. The men have won a complete victory. Lord Peni'hyn conceded them the full right to combine. The Lady Professor OAKLAND, Aug. 22.—Mrs. Mary Mc- Lean, daughter of Rev. J. K. McLean of the Pacific theological seminary, who has just returned from Europe, has ac cepted the chair of professor of English literature. THE HERALD OBDURATE RATCHFORD May Greatly Prolong the Coal Strike HE DECLINES TO ARBITRATE UNLESS ALL STATES INVOLVED COME IN The Strikers Are Laying Flans to Mine Coal in Competition With the Operators Associated Press Special Wire. PITTSBURG, Aug. 22—Developments in the coal mining situation in the-Pitts burg district will be watched with un usual interest this week. Both sides were apparently at rest today, hut it was developed that at the conference tomor row there will probably be disruption. By many it is believed that M. D. Ratch ford, the national president of the miners' organization, will not be present. It Is claimed he will stick to his original as sertion that he will not agree to arbitrate unless all the states Involved are repre sented. It Is a well known fact that the operators of other states will not join local operators In a movement for arbi tration. If Ratchford is obdurate the conference will be useless. This, in brief, is the situation ,and it is apparent that both sides are making preparations for movements that will be to their benefit. From a reliable source it was learned that if the operators start mines on the lines laid down, other mines will also be started by the miners. It is proposed to select operators who are not represented at the conference and who are friendly tc the miners. They will be given per mission to mine coal at the rate demand ed and the coal stored. By this means it is expected to get a fund from the union miners that happen to be working, and with this fund pay the expenses of a fight against imported labor. The miners' officials are making arrange ments to have a fund on hand to send foreign labor home Just as fast as It ar rives. With mines operated under the jurisdiction of the labor leaders, and with operators more friendly who reap a profit, they hope to have an available and large fund. This plan has been out lined and will be submitted to the na tional officials If the conference proves a failure. Religious services were held ln the several camps today and all were largely attended, but notwithstanding the relig ious air pervading the camps, a conflict between workers and strikers took place in the afternoon, during which three strikers were badly hurt, but none are in a serious condition. Five of the men who are working for the New York and Cleveland Gae Coal company this after noon went to William Seamon's boarding louse, about half a mile from Oak Hill tipple, where a number of strikers are Quartered, for the purpose of persuading the strikers to go to work. The meeting was a stormy one, and resulted ln An tonio Podowsky being shot near the heart, the bullet going nearly through his body. Gonronng Plmold was shot In the eye and Baptlste Dalmesie was cut with a razor. The injured men are all strik ers. This was the only disturbance re corded at the camps today. The aggres sive workmen escaped before the men in the Oak Hill camp were aware of the fight. The report that Sandy Creek camp will be abandoned Is denied by the strik ers today, and they say that the men will be sent there from Prum CreekandTur tle Creek. In addition to the general missionary work for the week the leaders have de cided to direct especial work to the pre vention of operations at the Sandy Creek mine. The strikers say they will resume their marching tactics in the morning, claiming that under the ruling of Judge Goft in the West Virginia cases they are given this right. Samuel Dearmltt says tonight that 150 to 175 men will be at work In the Plum Creek mine tomorrow. It is announced that the New York and Cleveland Gas Coal company will make eight more convictions tomorrow from eight different company houses. It is not probable there will be any trouble. The sheriff does not say tonight what course he will pursue ln the morning, should marching begin, but thinks he is. ready to meet every emergency. Sympathy for the strikers by the farmers and citizens is not dlminihsing in the least Today there were about 700 visitors to the camp from Sandy Creek, many farmers who came bringing -wagonloads of provisions. Clttzejis of New Texas sent word -that they had plenty of food for the men, and wanted them to call on them when they needed. FINANCIAL AID PHILADELPHIA. Aug. 22.—The United Labor league, by a vote of 211 to 8, today passed a resolution voting finan cial and moral support to the coal mine strikers. SOME MORAL SUPPORT DENVER. Col.. Aug. 22.—The Denver Trade and Labor assembly today adopted sensational resolutions regarding the great coal miners' strike. After c.'.ustic reference to the growing tendency to ward "government by Injunction." ar.d the "usurpation of the public highways by the hirelings of capital," the resolu tions say: "Resolved, That we believe the time is n'-ar at hand when peaceful methods on the part of outraged labor must give place to forcible resistance of armed capital, even though badged with the venal and corrupt authority of pluto cratic Judges. "Resolved, That we herewith place ourselves on record as being to the last extreme against tolerating the present or any other ajempt to abridge any ot the rights, privileges and liberties of free men." The resolutions then pledge the as LOS ANGELES, MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 23, tS97 sembly in advance to abide by the deci sion of the St. Louis conference, and call for a mass meeting to be held In Denver the present week to take action on the question of government by injunction." NEW YORK STRIKES NEW YORK, Aug. 22.—The fifteen hundred operators on fine coats, mem bers of Progressive Tailors' Union No. 11, of the Socialist section, went on strike today. An Increase of 25 per cent is demanded, weekly payments, the recognition of the union, and a nine-hour working day. This strike will close 120 shops. Owing to the long standing contention between the Progressive Tailors'union and the United Brotherhood of Tailors, it is more than probable that the members of the latter organization will take the places of the strikers. Two thousand cloakmakers employed by Baumann & Spoiling, H. Wendorff & Co., the Syndicate Cloak company, Bernstein & Newman, Rubin & Weil and Bloom Bros., are on a strike for an In crease In wages. One hundred and six East Side cigar ette makers are on a strike for higher wages. TODAY'S CONFERENCE COLUMBUS, 0., Aug. 22.—President Ratchford said tonight before leaving for Pittsburg that he expected the result of the conference tomorrow with the Pittsburg operaors would be that a con ference of all coal operators and miners of the entire country would be called for the near future to consider the question of a settlement of the strike. He did not anticipate any other result from today's conference. Secretary Pearce will also attend the conference. MAKING THREATS CARLYLE, 111., Aug. 22.—The strike situation in Breese is beginning to as sume a serious aspect. Strikers today are making threats. A large number of deputies will probably be sworn in to protect property. Crusaders have been arriving in town the entire day in small squads. There are now encamped with in 200 yards of the mine over 100 strikers fiom surrounding towns. TURKISH PEACE TERMS FAIL TO RECEIVE A GLAD ACCEP TANCE The Populace of Athens Urge Re jection of the Treaty and Re newal of War LONDON, Aug. 22.—Special dispatches from Constantinople say that the meet ing of the peace conference tomorrow is likely to develop a crisis. It is under stood that Sir Philip Currle, the British ambassador to Turkey, has received fresh instructions, the nature of which will be developed at the meeting. According to other dispatches the revolutionary threats of the Armenians are causing some anxiety. The Ar menian quarters of the city are specially patrolled, and other precautions taken. It is said also that the Armenian patri archs have disavowed the action of the agitators and apologized profusely and humbly to the sultan, and prepared an encyclical denouncing the bomb throw ing, which was rea3 in all the Armenian churches today. Dispatches from Canea say that the Ethnike Hetarla (brotherhood) has been active of late In Crete, trying to sow the seeds of dissension, and has secured the election of Its nominee as president of the Cretan assembly. CALLS FOR WAR ATHENS, A us. 22. —A meeting of over 3000 people here today made an address to King George, urging him and the gov ernment to reject the proposed peace treatyvbetween Greece and Turkey, and to resume the hostilities which were in terrupted by the truce. Th entire press, however, and a great majority of the public of Athens condemn the agita tion for a resumption of the war. Ex-Minister Dominguez Thinks Spain Will Win PARIS, Aug. 22.—Gen. Lopez Domin guez, who was Spanish minister of war in the last cabinet of Senor Sagasta, is now in Paris. In the course of an Interview he deep ly deplored the death of Senor Canovas del Castillo. He regards General de Az carraga, the new premier, as a clever and tactful man, but does not believe that he will be able to replace Senor Ca novas, as the dual task of being head of the government and also head of the Conservative party is a heavy one. "I do not believe that either Europe or the United States," he said, "will inter fere in the Cuban difficulty. Spain has incalculable resources at her command, and the only thing to be feared is that political disputes may prevent the sup pression of a rebellion which has now arirved at the limit of exhaustion." CHERBOURG. Aug. 22.—When the five sailors of the United States corvette Alliance, who were arrested here by the police on Saturday after an affray grow : ing out of the accusation brought against one of them that he had refused to pay for a drink, were turned over to their officers by the police, It was necessary to escort them to the place of embarka tion with a strong guard, which had some difficulty in protecting them from the angry crowd. COLORADO SPRINGS, Col., Aug. 22. —A remarkable strike was made last week in the Lillie mine on Bull Hill in Cripple creek. Five car loads, ninety tons, were shipped from the sixth level, 300 feet below the surface, mine samples on which were seventeen ounces, or $340 to the ton. The ore body is four feet in width. SALT LAKE, Utah, Aug. 22.—A spe - cial to the Tribune from Anaconda, Mont., says three children of William Paast at Kleinschmidt Flats were burn ed to death yesterday during the ab sence of their parents. The house was burned to the ground and the bodies of the children were found ln the ashes. CUBA'S CAUSE Safe Aboard Ship A Colorado Strike Babies and Matches RUSSIAN CEREALS Only Sufficient for Home Consumption NO EXPORT WILL BE ALLOWED THE REST OF EUROPE LOOKS TO AMERICA The Tremendous Shipments From At lantic Ports Mean a Further In crease in Price Associated Press Special Wire. PHILADELPHIA, Pa„ Aug. 22.—The Press will say tomorrow: Word has been received at this port that the Rus sian government Is meditating the pro mulgation of a decree prohibiting the export of wheat, owing to the small crops in Southern Russia, and this re port is causing some uneasiness to those Interested. The effect of this contem plated action will be to create a strong, active demand for tonnage in the Black sea, so that as much grain as Is pos sible may be shipped before the prohibi tion, takes effect. This in itself would be calculated to force up freights on ves sels loading here. A well known ship ping man in this city said that this con templated action of the Russian govern ment makes it almost a settled fact that Europe must look to the United States to fill her orders for cereals. Just what in crease of business this means for Phil adelphia, New York and Baltimore alone is incalculable. The exports of grain from Philadelphia, which already are the largest on record, will reach figures in excess of what has been the most san guine expectation of shippers. Within the next few weeks cargoes of grain will be shipped from here to ports in the Adriatic sea, to St. Louis dv Rhone, Mar seilles, and Alexandria, Egypt. This in Itself serves to confirm the ru mored prohibitory export law of the Russian government, or unless some thing of theklnd is contemplated it would be an unusual action to make such im ports at such a distance. Among the fixtures made for Medi terranean ports may be mentioned the British steamship Pictou, which loads either here or at Baltimore, 14,000 quar ters of grain for Cork for orders at two shillings and sixpence, with option of Marseilles or St. Louis dv Rhone, at four shillings, and the steamship Ruys dall, 12,000 quarters for Cork for orders at thrt-e shillings, four and one-eighth pence, and Ardlatic four shillings, one and one-half pence. FRENCH WHEAT DUTIES PARIS, Aug. 22 — The Eclalre and other papers say that official circles re gard it as useless to suppress the import duty on wheat, andassert thatM. Mellne, the premier, has no special declaration on the subject. The Tempts says he has given the matter close study, but at the ministry of agriculture, which does not appear to share the excitement of the newspapers, there is no disposition either to suppress or to lower the duties on cereals. The Republic Francaise says it learns that the government has resolved not to accede to the demands for the abolition of the duties. The rise in the price of bread Is the cause of no little agitation. There is even talk of summoning a special ses sion of the chamber of deputies to dis cuss the matter. At Marselllesthe popular excitement is much greater than here, and the mayor of the city has issued a provisional scalc of prices. The cause of the rise there is the scheme of a syndicate of wheat mer chants to force the government to re duce the wheat duties. The price has risen since last night. Today the im porters and millers at Marseilles haS a long conference, and such is the feeling that the authorities are taking steps to prevent an outbreak. SHIPS CHARTERED SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 22.—Wheat charters continue to go up, notwith standing that the disengaged tonnage in port Is 92,000, and the engaged tonnage also 92,000. A year ago this time the en gaged tonnage was 80,000 and the dis engaged 42.000. The British ship James Kerr has been chartered to take wheat to the United Kingdom for 25 shillings. The Brodrlck Castle was chartered prior to arrival at 23s 9d. The Portland flour mills have charter ed the British bark Cambrian to take wheat or flour to the United Kingdom, etc., at 32s 6d .or 3is 3d. direct port. Lumber freights to Australia can be judged by the prlor-to-arrival charter of the 570-ton schooner Robert Searles. which was secured by rent on Holmes & Co. at the following rates: From Port Blakeley to Sydney, 30s. with an option on Port Pirie at 355; Melbourne or Ade laide, 37s 6d; Shanghai. 39s 9d; Kobe, 355. A Schooner Burned WOODBURY, N. J.. Aug. 22—The schoner Addie B. Baron of Philadelphia took lire and is nearly a total loss. Cap tain Bacon, his wife and steward had a narrow escape, a portion of the cabin roof falling upon them as they left the boat. The fire is supposed to have been caused by spontaneous combustion in a large pile of slaughter house refuse, which was heaped against the side of the building where the flames were first dis covered. Becker's Suicide SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 22.—C. H. Becker, brother of ex-Supervisor Beck er, took poison last night and died today. No cause for the suicide is known. Last Thursday evening Mr. and Mrs. Becker celebrated the-twentieth anniversary of their marriage, and many friends and relatives spent the evening at their home. The deceased was well estab lished in business and owned property valued at $40,000. INDEX OF THE TELEGRAPH NEWS G. A. R. men gathering in force for the thirty-first annual encampment at Buffalo. The steamer Bermuda will be per manently retired from the filibuster business. The powers cannot agree on Turk ish terms of peace; Greece talks of a renewal of hostilities. Prof. Jordan returns from the breeding grounds of the fur seal and makes report on his investigations. John G. Wooley causes a sensation at the convention of the Y. P. S. C. U. by his radical remarks on the tem perance question. News from Unalaska of the arrival of miners; of the thousand men now gathered at the foot of Chilkoot pass not on-fifth will get through this season. The strike situation in the coal re gion is unchanged, but the week promises to be an eventful one; both sides laying plans, and neither shows signs of yielding. Export of wheat from Russia will be prohibited, which will force the rest of Europe look to America for sup plies; shipments from the Atlantic seaboard are already unprecedentedly large and indicate a steady increase in prices of cereals. GHOULISH GREED Washington Attorneys Defrauding the Soldiers' Home WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 — The Post tomorrow will print a story to the eflCot that the authorities, of, the United States Soldiers' home ln this city have un earthed what seems to be a conspiracy to defraud the home of funds held in trust for the heirs of soldiers who have died in the institution. It is asserted that a local attorney firm, whose name is not given, have ln several cases plied for letters of administration on pension money left in trust to the home. One specific case is cited, that of Mllly A. Brown, of Detroit, Mich., an alleged beneficiary of one John Smith, a soldier in a white regiment of the Union army. Upon investigation the Brown woman proved to be a negres*. although the papers filed in the case stated that she was a niece of deceased. She de clared upon examination that she knew nothing of the merits of the case in which her affidavit had been used, further than that she was to divide the proceeds with the people securing her the money. Tht letters of administration were revoked, and the money subsequently returned to the home. The authorities of the institution, itTs asserted, are satisfied that a further in vestigation will show other improper conversions of the home funds in similar cases. KILLED BY THE CARS Two Sacramento Men Try Sleeping on the Track SACRAMENTO, Aug. 22.—Early this morning two men found a stranger ly ing by the railroads tracks on the water I front in this city, whom they supposed to be drunk. They removed him to a shady spot on the verge of the river bank and left. Late this evening they returned to the point where they had placed the man and found him gone. They were /moving on when a dog with them drew their attention to the edge of the river, where they found the man they had as sisted in the morning, dead. It was as certained that the stranger's neck had been broken, and it is believed he either fell from or was struck by a train. He was of medium height and build, had a heavy sandy mustache and was dressed ln rough clothing. There was nothing by which to identify the remains. An old man named James Welch, an inmate of the county hospital, came into town today to attend mass. On his way home he sat down on the end of a tie on the railroad track and must have been dozing when a passenger train came along, for he did not get up. One of the steps of a coach struck his head and fractured his skull. He died a few hours later at the Sisters of Mercy hospital. A NEGRO SHOT Tried First But Not in a Law Court TENILLS, Ga., Aug. 22.—At Lovell this evening a negro, enraged from "blind tiger" whisky, killed one of the town's leading merchants and a popular citizen, dangerously wounded a negro woman and was himself shot to death by a posse of citizens. The negro, Andrew Green, was jealous of his wife and forbade her visiting the town. His wife on Sunday evening dis obeyed his commands and came to the village, Green pursuing her. He found her near the depot in a crowd with a number of other persons, and without warning opened fire on her with a pistol. He shot wide of his mark, two shots tak ing effect in the thigh and side of an un offending woman. Realizing what he had done, Green made a dash to escape. George Heath, a prominent white citi zen, got In his way and tried to hold him, when Green took deliberate aim and shot him between the eyes. Heath died almost instantly, in a short time a posse of fifty men went in hot pursuit. He was captured, brought back to town tried and shot. Abandoned Mines DENVER. Col., Aug. 22.—The owners of the down-town mines in Leadville. which were allowed to fill with water during the great miners' strike, and have not been operated since, decided at a conference in this city to defer the un watering of the mines until the silver market becomes more settled. The Queen's Proxies DUBLIN. Aug. 22.— The Duke and Duchess of York passed the day quietly with visits to Howth castle, where they were the guests of Lord Ashbourne, lord chancellor of Ireland, and to St Anne'? CI slrf, the siat of Barer, Mendilaun. Eight Pages PRICE FIVE CENTS VOYAGERS TO DAWSON Have Reached Unalaska in Safety MINING ENGINEER PEARCE WHITES OF THE DANGERS AT CHILKOOT PASS Of the Thousand Men Already Thar* Not One-Fifth Will Oat Through the Present Season Associated Press Special Wire. UNALASKA, Aug. 7, via Seattle. Wash., Aug. 22.—The steamship Excel clor, with 113 passengers, bound for Dawson City, made this port at 6 oclock this morning after a safe and pleasant passage from San Francisco. Almost without exception the voyagers hava been free from seasickness, the sea slnca the second day out having been aa smooth as glass. The revenue cutter Rush is at th« dock here, coaling. The Corwin coaled and departed at I p. m., yesterday and H. M. S. Amphios has just arrived on the same mission. The steamship Portland left here on Monday with 160 passengers bound for St. Michael's. HARDSHIP AND HOPE! DENVER, Colo., Aug. 22.—The Den ver Republican has received a letter from the well-known mining engineer, Stanley H. Pearce, now en route to.the Klondyke. For three weeks Mr. Pearce and his party have struggled with tha difficulties to be met with on the famoua Chilcoot pass. The Denver party haa been successful and on September 1 expects to be in boats on the last stages of the river Journey. Mr. Pearce writes: "There must ba now at least 1000 people scattered along the trail and camped at Skagway. I can safely say that only one-fifth of this number will get into the Klondyke this year. Fully 100 have already thrown up the sponge, sold their outfits and re turned to their homes. "Many exciting events take place daily. The decision of the miners' meet ing is law, and sad will be the fate of anyone caught stealing. "A Canadian custom house officer haa pushed past us, taking with him four deputies. He is to be assisted by twenty five mounted police in collecting duties, averaging $30 on all miners' outfits. It seems hard, as many will be forced to return. This has been done to force the men who plan coming to buy their out fits in Victoria instead of Seattle, Port land or San Francisco. "Too much criticism cannot be mad* of the treatment given the miners and other gold seekers by the captains of the Queen and Mexico. They could not have treated cattle worse in food and accom modations, and as for their treatment of us in the discharge of our cargo, scat tering it along the beach at low tide, where we had to fight day and night to save it, it was simply disgracegful. "No one can realize the hardships one has to undergo on a trip of this kind. The elements themselves seem to hava a prejudice against us, and pouring rain has done all it can to make the trail al most impassable. "We, fortunately, are better off than anyone else here, and though we realise that only the hardest kind of work can get us through before the river freezes over, we are confident of getting there. "I have Just had a long chat with Slav in the prize fighter, who has his outfit at Lake Bennett ready for his long trip by boat. His report of the trail beyond the summit is very encouraging, and his cheered us up considerably." THE MEXICO WREC SEATTLE. Aug. 22.—The board quiry on the wrecking of the n Mexico In Dixon's Entrance on Thurs day morning, August 5, has revoke! the pilot's papersof Captain Thorn " m later of the steamer, and suspende I sixty days. The papers of Pilot Cas neil, who was on the bridge a - time of the disaster, have been, rev .1 Tor a period of thirty days. It is stated on good authority that tha blame lay with Captain Thomas, who had retired. It was he'd that he should have been on deck, especially as he Had placed his vessel in a dangerous posi tion. Further, It was found that the rock on which the steamer struck waa Devil's Neck, ar.d was therefore known to the navigating officer of the Mexico, and that he should have taken care to keep his vessel out of the way. Captain Thomas' pilot papers in Alaskan watera are revoked entirely, and his master's papers are suspended for thirty days. Captain Thomas had been employed by the Pacific Coast Steamship company aa a master for more than a year past. He came here from San Francisco, which I» his home. The Schofield Murder SAN JOSE, Aug. 22.—Daniel Dutcher was visited by his father today and later by his attorney, In company with his father. Mrs. Schofield also had a visit from her sister. The various theories advanced in re gard to the blows on the head received by Schofield prior to his death are not taken with great seriousness by thoae most familiar with the case. The frac ture of the skull is deemed to have been caused by the bullet. Dutcher and Mrs. Schofield will be arraigned tomorrow. The Indian Famine LONDON, Aug. 23.—The Times' cor respondent at Simla says that good rain* have fallen everywhere throughout India except in the districts of Bombay and Deccan, and the crops promise to be exceptionally large. The numbers on the relief list are steadily diminishing a'od evidences ol famine are rapidly di*-" appearing.