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TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 338. AMUSEMENTS . f\ Sfnoihor jftl Star S3 ill At AeV aaeshja*. 77 •a. j Americas' Representative Sketch Ar- IAXVTV>rV (joniy/lt tisis.John C. Fox (late Conrov & F >x) v and Miss Kate Allen, in tneir Comedy, "The F.ru VV ' wVw«\\V Next Door"; the World Famed NlchoU* Sister.., W , Burnt Cork impersonators; the Operatic Vocalists, Elvira Francelli and Tom Lewis; Great Dialect Comedian. Gns Williams; 3 Raekctt Bros., fa mous Musical Harvesters ; the Clever Hilda Thomas, assisted by Frank Harry, pian ist; last week ol tne only Papinta. Prices never changing; Evening—Reserved Seats, 290 and 60c; Gal cry 10c. Regular Matinees. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Telephone Main 1447. [ye w Burbank Theatar l^i^S^aSSn''" TONIGHT AND REMAINDER OF WEEK. -jf fT% ft. % MATINEE Mrst Time in this City of Ada JV Jiff SATURDAY Lee Bascom'sGreat Eastern Success w«#c lirr THE BOWERY AT NIGHT limn THE UP-TO DATE SPECIALISTS I'LL THE GREAT D.'YE FOR LIFE II L II J T HE FA'IOCS ST MP SPEECH All 1 Hi' BROOKLYN BRIDRE 111 HK THK LATEST SONUS ULL THE GREAT FIRE SCENE 11 LI 111 THE SPLENDID MUSIC Seats now on sale. PRlCE.i—Gallery, 10c; Dress circle,, 25c; Balcony, 260; Orchestra, 50c. Box Offlee Open irom 9:30 a m., to 9:30 p.m Telephone Main 1270 ganta Catalina Island THOUSANDS NOW ENJOYING THIS FAVORED SPOT ZThree and One-halt J&ours Jfrom jCos Jtnpotes Cool breezes: limpid waters, so still, bathing has no te'rors; so clear, a glance through, the glass-bottom boat reveals the wonders of the depths. famous Marine Stand— j mountain foad Infhe'iroTld I'HREK BOATS SATURDAY. SKPTKMBER 4th. 11) THc. ERUPTION OF SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN and GRAND ILLUMINATION OF AVALON BAY Daily service. Round trip excursion Sunday. bee Southern Pacific and Terminal Railroad ti me table* for steamer connections Slog v tar round-trip tickets irom jCos jfnaeles - - $2. 75 Excursion round-trip tickets from JCos jfnyotos - 2.50 9f. S S. lit. Celebration September 9 Tel. Main 36 BANNING COMPANY, 222 South Spring Street. ganta Fe Announcements ~~J%dgie and Jfcer jCi'ons at ffledondo &each~~ ALL T.iIS WEEK—EVERY DAY ADGIE WILL GIVE HER MARVELOUS PER FORM AXCE FREE IO Til a PATRONS OF THE SANTA FE. THE LIONS ARE Fl'-D AT 3:30 P. M. 7Tt. /» , , , c ~ o • j»a> j Will give Open Air Concerts every One Celebrated Oeuenth Jiegiment Jtand Saturday and Sunday during the , , season at Redondo Beach. UCoaondo Leave Downey avenue **:». "-»:» i- vi <a . Leave La Grande station 18:87, *9:45, Jit :03 a. ra.: *l:t)0. *i:4D, \i\Vt p. ra. Meacn Leave Central avenue 18:49. *9:55, mils a. m.; *l:U. *J:si li'M p. ra ?T ■ •Dally. 1 Saturday and Sunday only vratns. ... hunday AY * U<l JOast Zirain leaves the beach returning at Bp. m, C *7) ' X* • ' SEPTEMBER 10th and nth Oan JJietfO GXCUrSIOnS $3 Round Trip, good for return 30 days Astriclh Farm—South Pasadena 78 GIGANTIC BIRDS. ALL AGES—The Strangest Sight in America, 'lips, Boas, Collars and Capes at producers' prices '1 ake I'usadena Electric or Terminal Railway oars. yienna Buffet V^lii^^r^ Free, Keflned Kntertnlnmcnts. Classical Music Evening,. Austrian-Hungarian Kitchen and Fine CultMne AU Day Cleveland Cycles Winston WE WANT A LIVE AGENT IN ALL SMALL TOWNS I! 584 SOUTH BROADWAY GERMAN ANGER ROUSED BY REMARKS 07 THE FRENCH MINISTER New Alliance With Russia Tempts the Enthusiastic Gaul to In discreet Utterance BERLIN, Sept. 2.— It is asserted upon reliable authority that Germany will demand from France an explanation of the dispatch sent by M. Meline, the French premier, ln reply to a message of congratulation of the Alsace-Lorraine society upon the signing of the Franco- Russian alliance, in which dispatch M. Meline expressed the hope of a reunion of Alsace-Lorraine with the French re public. Germany, it is announced, will also demand satisfaction for excess com mitted before the German embassy ir, Paris on tne evening of President Faure's return from his visit to Russia. PARIS, Sept. 2.—The attitude of the French press and public toward Ger many is distinctly more resolute than it was before the Franco-Russian alli ance was announced. Various rumors concerning the government's intentions are in circulation, among others one to the effect that upon the reassembling of the chamber of deputies, M. Hana taux, minister for foreign affairs, will make an important speech'on the sub ject of the alliance, which will be ln the nature of a manifesto and will reverber ate throughout the country, and that the chamber will immediately adjourn with out transacting any further bus.ir.ess. This effervescence is apparently due to the celebration of Sedan day. A SEDAN CELEBRATION BERLIN, Sept. 2.—The anniversary of the battle of Sedan was celebrated here today. There was much less enthusiasm than usual, the evident desire being to divest the anniversary of all elements irritating to France. Flags are flying from public buildings and the school children were given a holiday. Still smarting under the completion of the Franco-Russian alliance, most of tie leading Cerman papers embrace the op portunity to convey to France the hint that she must abandon any idea of restoration of Alsace-Lorraine. Ruggles' Retirement WASHINGTON, Sept. 2.—Brigadier General Ruggles will retire September 11, having reached the age limit. Gen eral Ruggles has had a very active ca reer, and for the past four years has been adjutant general of the army. He had twenty-three years-' service west of tin Mississippi, and during the war partici pated in thirteen engagements. It 's generally believed that General Breck, now acting adjutant general, will suc ceed General Ruggles.. The Cashier Missing ROCKFORD, 111., Sept. 2.-The Bank nf Durand failed to open its doors today, and Charles A. Norton, cashier and gen eral manager of the institution, has dis appeared. He is said to have forged the names of prominent farmers to twenty seven notes for various amounts. The bank had deposits of about $30,000, but a time lock is on the safe and It cannot be opened until morning. Norton Is 36 years old, and prominent in church and business circles. A Silver Service VALLEJO, Sept. 2.—At Mare Island today fifty-five prominent citizens from Wheeling, W. Va., attended the presen tation of the silver service to the gun boat Wheeling. After luncheon the par ty left for San Francisco. I FARMERS IN CONGRESS DECLINE TO PASS A SILVER RESOLUTION Their Recommendations Are Confined Strictly to Matters Pertaining to Conduct of the Farm ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 2.—At today's session of the farmers' congress a warm discussion arose over the consideration of the silver question, precipitated by H. L. Loucks of South Dakota. A resolu tion favoring silver was finally rejected. Further discussion was precipitated at the evening session by the attempts of Loucks and L. H. Weller of lowa to secure an indorsement of various ideas favored by them. The committee on resolutions had reported adversely upon the resolutions offered by the gentle men, and Loucks, as a member of the committee, in each instance returned a minority report. The majority report was adopted in each instance. Among the matters thus disposed of were gov ernment ownership of railroads, Initia tive an dreferendum, income tax and one declaring against corporate owner ship of land for speculative purposes. The resolutions adopted were as fol lows: Commending the secretary of agri culture for his efforts' in behalf of the dairy industry; favoring grading butter for export; favoring a reduction of all official salaries; providing for a commit tee to report to the next congress a plan for co-operation between states for the prevention of the spread of contagious diseases among domestic animals. DURRANTS' EXAMPLE Followed by All the Other Condemned Men SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 2.—Gov. Budd announced today that he would not interfere ln the case of Harvey Allender, the San Jose double murderer, who Is under sentence to hang at San Quentin tomorrow. Immediately upon learning that the governor had refused to grant a com mutation of Allender's sentence, his attorney, Frank T. Shea, applied to Judge Morrow in the United States cir cuit court for a writ of habeas corpus, upon the ground that Allender was In sane at the time of the commission of his act and therefore irresponsible. It was also urged that the superior Judge of Santa Clara county before whom Allender was tried erred ln his instruc tions to the Jury. After glancing at the application for the writ Judge Morrow denied It, whereupon Attorney Shea re quested the court to grant the necessary leave to appeal from his decision to the supreme court of the United States. This was also refused, but Judge Morrow eiualifled his refusal by assuring Allen der's attorney that if he filed a bond in the sum of $500 to cover the necessary costs a citation Would be issued to War den Hale ordering him to appear before j the supreme court at Washington, as in the Worden and Durrant cases. The bond and assignment of errors were filed later in the day and a deputy marshal left for San Quentin to file notice on j Warden Hale. Badly Wanted PORTLAND, Or., Sept. 2.— E. Freed man, alias Alph De Guilder, who was ar rested in Tacoma, is wanted in this city, also in Sacramento, Spokane and Seat tle tor forgery. In this city Freedman represented tiimself as a nephew of Bar on Hirsch. It is known that his forg eriea amount to about Aye hundred dol lars. THE HERALD THE ORDER IS ISSUED Establishing the Yukon Mail Route CANADIANS WILL DO THE WORK BUT UNCLE SAM WILL PAY HIS SHARE I — Boundary Questions Again Loom Up on the Diplomatic Horizon. Dawson Is in Alaska Associated Press Special Wire. WASHINGTON, Sept. 2.—Pastmas ter-General Gary has Issued a formal orcW establishing the exchange of malls once a month between postofflces at Dyea, Alaska, and Daweon City, Can ada. The service Is to consist of one round trip each month, the first trip to commence at Dyea upon the arrival at that place via Juneau of the mall steam er scheduled to leave Seattle September 17, and to arrive at Dyea on the 20th, and subsequent trips to commence upon the arrival at Dyea of mall from Seattle. The mails in question shall contain only letters and post cards, to the exclusion of all other articles. Mails made up at Dyea for Dawson City shall contain let ters and pest cards addressed for de livery at any place in the Yukon district of Canada, and malls made up at Daw son City for Dyea shall contain letters and post cards addressed for delivery at all places in the United States. This' Is the formal announcement of the In auguration of the new postal service into the new gold region, which has been es tablished through agreement between this country and Canada. The contract lor performing the service will be let by the Canadian government, the United States paying the latter for its share of the expense, based upon the stretch of our territory that the route traverses. AROUND THE HORN PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 2.—lt Is re ported that the wooden steamer 1 City of Philadelphia, which has been lying here icj.e for some months, has been purchased by a syndicate to go to the Klondike, and Will be fitted out ready to leave for Alas ka within a few weeks. A STEAMER SEIZED PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 2.—News has Just been received here to the effect that the river steamer Eugene, which left here August 20 for Dawson City was seized at Union. B. C, by Canadian cus toms officers. No reason for the seizure Is known here. Later. —The steamer Eugene, going to St. Michaels to carry the passengers on the steamer Bristol up the Yukon rive; to Dawson City, was seized at Comox by order of the Collector of Customs, sht having called in at Comox after having cleared from Port Angeles for St. Mich aels. A small fine will probably meet the case, but the seizure means further delay to the Bristol's passengers, who were here over a week waiting for the steamer. THE BOUNDARY QUESTION PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., Sept. 2 — A letter Just received from John U. Smith, United States Commissioner at Dyea and Skaguay, intimates that gov ernment officials now on the way to the Upper Yukon may, by their official acts, bring on serious International complica tions with the Dominion government. He says: "It is announced! here by a Deputy United States Marshal that the United States government is to make a claim for a large portion of the Yukon golfj fields, which have heretofore been supposed to be In British territory, and that the territory which Is claimed-as be ing within Alaska Includes Dawson City. "The basis of the claim to be made by the United States officials to the dis puted territory is in the fact that the boundary line has never been deter mined, and that the United States au thorities are claiming to possess Infor mation as to surveys mad* by the Cana dian government that fix Dawson City and a large portion of the gold district within Alaska." THE CONCORD DESERTERS SANTA ROSA, Sept. 2.—A letter has been received by W. B. Griggs from his son Joseph, who is a member of the crew of the United States gunboat Concord. The letter is dated Juneau, August 25. and gives details of the desertion of 45 men from the Concord during its cruise in Alaskan waters. It says: "Some of the boys got the gold fever and ran away, were brought back, and are now ln double irons. The ship lost 45 good seamen, but if they are fools enough to go aneistarve this winter, they are not fit for the ship." THE SKAGUAY ROUTE SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 2.—The steam er Farallone arrived this morning from Skaguay, having left there August 26th. The Farallone brings confirmation of the reports that the trail has become al most impassable on account of rain and mud. At many places on the trail the mud is from one to four feet deep, and men with packs on their backs mire down and have to be pulled, out. A letter on the Farallone states that one day last week 100 men Eold their outfits at a sac rifice and started back. The Farallone will start on her return to Skaguay with about 50 passengers, 152 horses and cattle and, about 200 tons of freight. BIG DEMAND FOR HORSES SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 2.—The de mand for horses to be userj ln packing over the passes from Skaguay and Dyea is increasing, and during the present week several hundred head of horses will be shipped there. There are now at Ska guay about 4000 horses, and It is difficult to see how this number can be fed dur ing the winter. Many predict that both men and horses will be starving before LOS ANGELES, FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 3, 1897 spring, and that the horses will be killed and eaten. PORTLAND, Or., Sept. 2.—The*team er George W. Elder arrived today with four passengers from Skaguay and many stories of hardship. She had no gold on board. A SEA OF MUD SEATTLE, Sept. 2.—A letter bearing date of August 25th was received In this city today ln which the reports of hard ship and suffering at Skaguay are con firmed. At the time the letter was writ ten it had been raining three days and the trail was a sea of mud. Many of the prospectors are becoming disheartened and are returning. On the 20th over one hundred left for the coast, and others are only waiting for a chance to leave. The soft ground, which was cut up by the large numbers that have passed over it, is getting worse. In some places the mud is three or four feet deep. Several horses mired down, and the owners, not being able to extricate them, had to kill the animals and leave them. The miners are growing less- and less dally, and they are growing more de spondent as they travel Inland. The writer says any one who has no horse or pack animal cannot expect to cross the pass before winter comes on. Men who are being used for transporting sup plies are receiving from $6 to $10 a day and board. They are required to carry one hundred pounds from early morning until late at nighi and are poon exhaust ed. Those who have been more fortu nate are rushing on to Klondike and hope to reach the lakes before winter sets in. Hundreds will never get further Inland than White pass. Thei suffering is something terrible, and increases dally with the unfavorable weather which has commenced. FROM BAD TO WORSE CHICAGO, Sept. 2.—"1 have been thrown out of the Presbyterian church and starved out of the People's church, all In one year, and I am through with preaching." said Rev. Frank B. Vroo man, co-pastor of the People's church, today. "I am going to Klondike." Vrooman, who has been associated with Dr. H. W. Thomas in the pulpit of the fashionable People's church for some time, has turned his back on the pulpit for good and has projected and partly organized on a large scale a mining com pany for the Klondike region. "This scheme originated with me," he said, "but it Is backed up by my brother ln St. Louis. Our company has not been incorporated or named yet, but it will be on fully as large a scale as the Cud ahy-Weare enterprise, and be capital ized at $100,000. We thought at first we would need only $30,000 to start with, but having decided to provide our own boats, we saw that $100,000 would be needed, and the whole of that amount i» already in sight. "I came In today on the Manitou from a cruise extending from Mackinaw down below Harbor Springs, and have sold $50,000 worth of stock almost without effort, and my brother has probably sold as much ln St. Louis. I am going to Alaska to work in the mines for a living. The People's church pays me nothing, and I am getting into a necessitous con dition." A MINE SOLD SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 2.—One of the largest and most important of the sales of Individual Interests in the Klondike mining district was perfected in thisclty this evening. By its terms a part of the Interests of two men pass Into the hands of New York parties, the consideration being $150,000. Harry Ash, the king gambler, who holds interests ln a number of mines on Bonanza, El Dorado, Hunker anri other creeks, sells out his entire In terest ln two properties, a third'lnterest in one and a half Interest In the other, for the sum of $75,000. "Mayor" Joe Love of Circle City parts with his Interests, or a good share of them, for the same figure. Makes Guldensuppe's Murder Seem Only a Trifle NEW YORK, Sept. 2.—District Attor ney Olcott made public today a remark able statement made by Herman Nack, husband of Mrs. Augusta Nack, who, with Martin Thorn, Is charged with the murder of William Guldensuppe. In his statement Nack says his wife has been killing infants for a number of years. He gives the whole career of himself and wife during their married life from 1886 to October, 1896. Nack states that his wife made a living through illegal operations involving the murder of children. At one time Nack states there were as many as six dead infants preserved in spirits ln bottles In his room In their house. He also states that she murdered from two to three children every year for a period of eight to ten years. Nack also alleged that his wife was assisted in all the details by a number of physicians. Col. Elderkin Missing—Hia Friends CHICAGO, Sept. 2. —Col. William A. Elderkin, United States army, with headquarters ir. the Pullman building, left his home at Forest house, Rogers park, at noon today and at a late hour tonight he had not returned. Col. Elder kin is subject to paralysis and his friends fear he has been taken suddenly ill. This evening N. S. Elderkin. his brother, and Louis C. Tetard of the Forest house, asked aid of the police in search for the missing man. He left no word Indicating that he would be absent and this caused his friends much alarm. He was formerly stationec* at Los Angeles and came to Chicago less than a year ago. SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 2.—The dry goods house of J. J. O'Brien & Co. has effected a settlement of its business In terests. James O'Brien, the surviving partner, will be the manager of the busi ness and president of the board of di rectors of a corporation that has been organized to continue the business. PROVIDENCE, R. 1., Sept. 2.—Presi dent Andrews paid today that he had taken under consideration the- request of Brown university corporation that he withdraw his resignation. COLUMBUS, 0., Sept. 2.—Frank Muel ler was electrocuted tonight at the peni tentiary for the murder of Mrs. J. W. Miller, wife of his employer. BROUGHT NO GOLD MRS. NACK'S RECORD A MISSING MAN Much Alarmed The O'Brien Estate Will Consider It Legal Lightning A FUSION OF FORCES Which Favor Free Coinage of Silver AN ALLIANCE IN NEBRASKA WILL DOMINATE POLITICS IN THE STATE I . Pennsylvania Gold Democrats Con clude It Isn't Worth While to Make Nominations Associated Press Special Wire. LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 2.—As predicted by party leaders the three parties. Dem ocratic, Populist ar.d Sliver Republican, Joined hands in fusion and the following ticket was placed in the-fl-eldi: Supreme Judge, John J. Sullivan of Col umbus (Democrat.) State university regents, F. yon Forell, Kearney (Populist); George F. Kenower, Wlsner (Silver Republican). Many delegates maintain that the con vention was perfectly harmonious, while others claim there may be confusion on the Republican side, and about one-third of those delegates went home this morn ing. For a time it looked rather preca rious for harmony, and the Silver Repub licans had a warm time, a number of "middle-of-the-road" delegates talking in favor of the nomination of a straight Republican ticket in order to preserve their organization. Finally it was an nounced that the Democrats had agreed upon John J. Sullivan for supreme Judge, and when the Silver Republicans decided on the same candidate signs of fusion began to appear. Even then It was not until Judge Neville urged the Indorse ment of Sullivan that the Populists gave in. At noon an agreement to fuse was finally reached and the rest of the pro ceedings were of short duration. It became evident near the close of the convention that neither Scott, Neville nor Thompson could be nominated by any of the conventions, and the maneu ver of the Democrats in substituting Sul livan was considered a coup d'etat that cut short What might have resulted In a long-drawn, knotty convention, full of fight, and ultimately separating the three parties so widely that fusion would be an unknown condition for years to come. This Is the opinion freely ex pressed on every handi There were fif teen counties unrepresented In the Pop ulist convention and about the same number were absent from the other gatherings. DISGUSTED GOLDITES PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 2.—The state executive committee of the Gold Dem ocrats today decided by a vote of 17 to 10 not to place any candidates in the field for state treasurer and auditor-general. The decision was arrived at after a gen eral conference of the state committee and a large number of prominent Goldi Democrats from all parts of the state, which conference, by a vote of 38 to 34, recommended to the state committee that a ticket be placed in the field. When this recommendation was made to the committee an effort was made by those desiring a ticket to have the report adopted, but the decision to nominate no one was carried by the above vote, after which a set of resolutions to that effect was adopted by a viva voce vote. COLORADO POPULISTS SALIDA, Colo., September 2.—State Chairman Hamilton Armstrong called the convention to order promptly at 10:30. There are only two women dele gates in attendance and the total at tendance was less than a hundred. Judge Frank Owers was selected tem porary chairman by acclamation. Judge Owers in a brief speech expressed his conviction that the party would win. He said the Democratic party before the next Presidential election would bo controlled by capitalists and the Peo ple's party alone would be standing for reform. After the appointment of com mittees a recess was taken. Judge Gebart was nominated for the supreme bench by a rising vote. The platform adopted demands free coinage of silver and a sufficient volume of paper currency, and denounces government by injunction. THE HOUR RECORD . The Welsh Wonder Adds About One Mile DETROIT, Mich., Sept. 2.—Jimmy Michael broke the American hour paced record this afternoon on the Detroit Cycle association track. The broken record was 31 miles 1020 yards 10 inches, made by Lesna at Boston. Michael's fastest mile was made In 1:48. At the end of the hour he covered 32 miles and 1020 yards. He went ten miles in 18 min utes 52 seconds, 37 seconds ahead of Lesna's record. Michael rode a wheel geared at 106. Union Pacific Bonds NEW YORK, Sept. 2 —In an order is sued by Judge Lacombe of the federal court today, the trustees under the col lateral trust indenture of the Union Pa cific Railway company are authorized to sell from time to time any bonds, stock or securities held by them for the pur pose of procuring funds with which to redeem outstanding collateral notes Is sued In 1891 through an agreement with the creditors of the company. Earle's Successor COLUMBIA, S. C, Sept. 2.—The offi cial vote cast in today's primary election for United States senator was: 46,089 votes were cast. McLaurln recivlng 29, --250; Evans, 10,690; Irby, 6149. Murder and Suicide CINCINNATI, 0., Sept. 2.—ln a fit of jealous rage while drinking tonight, Wil liam Haustetter ehot his wife and then l killed himself. INDEX OF THE TELEGRAPH NEWS Fusion of sliver forces effected ln Nebraska and candidates for state of ficers nominated. Two millions of silver sent to Wey ler for use in Cuba; reports of success ful sorties against the insurgents. The miners' strike is not settled, nor is there any prospect of immedi ate agreement on terms of settlement. Germany will demand explanation of remarks made by French officials concerning the regaining of Alsace- Loraine. Eighty-two members of the famous old Twenty-third Ohio regiment gath er at the twenty-fifth annual reunion at Fremont. The Fanners' congress declines to pass a free silver resolution, confin ing its recommendation strictly to agricultural matters. Postmaster General Gary issues the formal order establishing the Klon dike mail route; the claim again made that Dawson City is in United States territory. Sir Harry Cooper, under arrest at San Francisco, wanted for alleged crimea committed in half the cities of the world, ranging from confidence games to bigamy. Japan negotiating with the Greater Republic of Central America, hoping to secure control of the Nicaragua canal route in defiance of United States interests; the little brown man's ambition is likely to get him into trouble. ALGER BACK NEXT WEEK AND CAN HAVE NO FURTHER EXCUSE FOB DELAY The Attorney General's Opinion Does Not Leave Any Loophole for Further Escape Special to The Herald WASHINGGTON, Sept. 2.—Friends of San Pedro are confident that on Secre tary Alger's return here next week he will be compelled to take some definite course ln regard to advertising for bids far the breakwater. As wired to The Herald two weeks ago Attorney-General McKenna's decision Is that the secretary of war could properly use the appropria tion for the building of the breakwater and leave the question of the Inner har bor to the next congress. Th% attorney general in hi?> opinion has fully discussed all the legal points involved, anc* It is not thought here that Secretary Alger can now have any excuse for delaying the award of the contract. The secre tary Is expected to reach here next Wednesday. PEACE TERMS Advance Very Slowly Toward Satis factory Settlement ATHENS, Sept. 2.—ln response to the offer of the government to cede certain revenues as a guarantee for the claims of bondholders, the reply of Germany, which was received yesterday, refuses to enter Into any discussion with refer ence to old loans until the peace confer ence shall have arrived at a conclusion upon the whole financial question. This reply created a disagreeable impression. The German minister today had an inter view with Premier Ralli, who subse quently and with other ministers, con ferred with the king. The British government resolutely ad heres to Lord Salisbury's demand for complete evacuation of Thessaly by Turkish troops, independent of any financial questions. Objects to Removal "WASHINGTON, Sept. 2.—John G. Woods, superintendent of malls at the Louisville, Ky., postofflce, today brought suit against Postmaster General Gary and the postofflce department authori ties to prevent them from removing him from the service. The case probably will be a test of the power to remove a gov ernment official embraced within the civil service rules. Woods was notified that his services would be dispensed with and he refused to resign. He has now asked for an injunction to prevent his removal, and the court has issued a temporary restraining order to protect his interests. A Miner Missing SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 2.—John H. Webber, the young man who has just returned from Alaska, is missing, and James Virgin of this city,who came back with him, is seriously concerned about his disappearance. He Is known to have had a considerable sum of money ln his possession and it is believed he has fallen Into the hands of unscrupu lous people. A San Jose Pioneer SAN JOSE, Sept. 2.—Rev. Richard Wright, a pioneer and one of the oldest Presbyterian ministers ln the state, died here today at the age of S3. He has re sided in San Jose since 1869. He leaves a large family, the most prominent of which are William H. and H. W. Wright, well-known bankers of this city. An Ambitious Aeronaut TORONTO, Ont., Sept. 2—Aeronaut Leo Stevens has successfully tested his new generator for manufacturing gas for his balloon and says he will leave for Klondyke the latter part of this month. He also declares he will go to Andree's rescue providing his later experiments are successful Ten Pages PRICE FIVE CENTS SIXTY-NINE OR NOTHING The Cry of the Pittsburg Miners —■— THE STRIKE IS NOT SETTLED NOB IS THE PBOSPECT AT ALU PROMISING — The Mine Workers' Executive Board Holds a Stormy Seaaion, But Beaches No Conclusion _ Associated Press Special Wire. PITTSBURG, Pa., Sept. 2.—Dt seems reasonably certain that the United Mine Workers will reject the offer of the operators to return to work at the 64 --cent rate pending arbitration. Great influence has been brought to bear upon the strike leaders from this district to induce them to assume such an attitude. The sentiment among the miners here la intense for "69 cents or nothing" settle ment. NO CONCLUSION REACHED COLUMBUS, 0., Sept. 2.—The nation al executive board of the United Mine Workers adjourned until tomotrrow with out reaching a conclusion on the propo sition of the Pittsburg operators, and It is Impossible to predict what will be done. The board had a stormy session this afternoon, and there appears to be a very decided difference of opinion among* members as to the best course to pur sue. The proposition of the Pittsbura; operators applies specifically to that dis trict, but ln effect involves all the dis tricts concerned. The proposition is that the Pittsburg miners snail return to work at the 64-cent rate pending- arbi tration, the conditions of arbitration to be that the rate for mining shall not exceed 69 cents nor be less than 60 cents. A conference of miners and operator* will be held tomorrow. ( A NEW INJUNCTION FAIRMOUNT, W. Va., Sept. 2.—An injunction has been issued against the miners to prevent the strikers trespass ing on mine property or In any manner Interfering with those working or want ing to work. M'KENNA BUSY Preparing a Decision on the Discrim inating Duty "WASHINGTON, Sept. 2.—The attor ney-general Is devoting much of his time this week to the preparation of a decis ion on the question Involved in the inter pretation of section 22 of the tariff law, relating to discriminating duties. He is exhausting all authorities and carefully weighing all arguments. It Is not prob able that the decision will be ready until next Monday. Mr. McKenna has not yet decided whether the i»resent decision will cover all the controverted questions involved in the section that have been referred to him, and there seems to be a strong probability that the forthcoming decis ion will not decide the question raised aa to whether the omission of the words "act of congress" from the present sec tion repeals section 4228 of the revised statutes, thereby imposing a 10 per cent discriminating duty on goods Imported in vessels of countries not exempt by ex press treaty stipulation. If not. It will be covered in some future decision. PAINE RETURNS Found Some Desire for International Bimetallism BOSTON, Sept. 2.—Among the pas sengers on the steamer Canada from Liverpool, arrived today, was Gen. Charles J. Paine, who, with Senator Wolcott of Colorado and ex-Vice Presi dent Stevenson, formed the monetary commission appointed by the president to visit Europe in the interest of bimetal lism. Gen. Paine will return to Europe within a few weeks. He declined to state what the com missioners accomplished, but said the other two members would stay abroad until October. "Have you seen any indication in Eng land that her people desire to join us on a bimetallic basis?" "I can't say that I have; we are wait ing to see. There seems to be a desire for international bimetallism." COAST DEFENSES Special Army Board Holds Its First Meeting WASHINGTON, Sept. 2.—The epecW army board created by Secretary Alger to draw plans for garrisoning new coast defense works had its first meeting at the war department today. It is expect ed that the work before the board will occupy It for a long time, relating as It does to the construction of barracks and quarters at many points, drainage and water supply, assignment of proper forces of artillerymen to each point of defense, and perhaps the propriety of a general increase of force In artillery arms. The McCord Case WASHINGTON, Sept. 2.—Secretarr Sherman and the new minister from Peru, Senor Eguigeren, had aconferenca at the state department today on tha case of Victor McCord. It had been stat ed that the United States had presented an ultimatum to Peru, demanding the immediate payment of $50,000 in settle ment of the McCord case. It Is learned from official sources, however, that no ultimatum has been presented, although a courteous but firm note was addressed by Secretary Sherman to Peru, urging; that this long and irritating controversy be speedily closed. There is good rea son to believe that Peru's answer wiU be of such a nature as to do away with any friction between the two countries* and final adjustment will be mad* at M early day.