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TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 341.
AMUSEMENTS
m. Los Angeles' Society Vaudeville Theater Jj;
/VJatinoe Tjoday children .'"tic f Q h aTlery'lOc
WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY, SEPT. G
ALL HIGH-CLASS CKLEBRITIKS . . .
special matin kes Xabor *7)ay and jfdmission 7>a V
PROFESSOR LEONID AS —and His Wonderful Cats and Dogs
JOHNNIE CARROLL Tho Greatest MISS MARRY AKNIOTIS
of all Comic Irish Singers and Wits The strongest Woman In tho World
3—RACKETT BROS.—3 MR. QCS WILLIAMS
The Musical Harvesters The Great Dialect Comedian
John C. FOX and Kate ALLEN THE NICHOLS SISTERS
The Refined Comedy Duo Black Face Impersonators
PRICES NKVER CHANGING. Evening—Reserved Seats, 50c and 25c; Gall«ry, 10c. Regular
Matinees Wednesday, Saturday and Suuday. 'la 'phono Main 1147
f\|ew Burbank Theater oK 8 A A Sifoo T ii l r it
TT •ij First time in this city—TONIGHT "7TL Of _ j T S*L •
UontgAt pi the Superb scenic Production KjflQ sTtCCirt Of L/nlCCtljfO
nrr The Marvelous Approaching Train I* II fill Moment a Surprise
\\\ ?ne^tSffi°' ChiCag ° HI M Scene a Vivid Picture of Real Life
ULL The Relastlo Fire Scene LllUll Act stronger Than the Other
Beats now on sale. Prices—Gallery, 10c; Balcony 2oc; Dress Circle. 25c, Orchestra. 50c.
Box office open 9:30 a m. to 9:30 p. m. Telephone Main 1270
Sonus' Celebration
Santa Caialina Ssiand
September 9 to 12, Snctusive
and Wfirth Wiil &eiyn . . .
SEPT, 9—2:30 p.m Patriotic Exercises. Raising Bear Flag and Stars and
Stripes Senator Stephen M. White, Orator of the Day.
—8:45 p.m. Fireworks, grandest display ever winessed in Southern
California
SEPT. 10—Aquatic Shorts and Races. Excursions. Grand Barbecue. Min
strel Performance by Native Sons at 8:00 p m.
SEPT. 11—Fishing, Boating. Bathing and General Go-As-You-Please. High
Jinitsat9:;,o p.m,
SEPT. 12—Home.
fireworks '=-. — r —
On arrival of steamer "HERMOSA" at Avalon Thursday. September fl, at 8:45
p.m., GRAND DISPLAY of Set Pieces, Batteries, Bombs, Rockets, Red and
Green Fire, Eruption of Sugar Loaf, lllnininaied Boats, Etc., surpassing any
thing over witnessed in Southern California.
Ttrains to Connect will leave jCos Jtngeles during the Celebration
... AS FOLLOWS: . . .
Thursday, Sept. 9 —Lv. S. P. 11:00 a.m., 5:30 p.m. Lv. Term. 10:15 a.m., 4:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 10—Lv. S P. 1:40 p.m. Lv. Term. 1:22 p.m.
Saturday.Sept. 11—Lv. S. P. 9a.m., 1:40, 5:03 p.m. Lv.Term. 8:35 a.m., 1:22,4:50 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 12—Lv. S. P. 8:15 a.m. Lv. Term. 8:co a.m.
Special 8. P. R. R. rates, open to all. from all points in California south of Mojave to San
Pedro. Tickets from San Pedro to Avalon and return, good September 9 and returning any
day before and including-September 12—12 0(1.
Same, if purchased before September 6, Including three days' accommodations at Hotel
Metropole, $8.00.
Same, if purchased before September 6, including three days' room and and board at
Swanfcldt's camp, $5.25.
banning Co., jfgents, 222 S. Spring St., jCos Jtngelos
TELEPHONE MAIN 86.
Santa Fe Annoimceirneints
J» tf7\ . f> « SEPTEMBER lOth and 11th
011 DiegO CxCUrSlOn
J WW Seats Now
Annual Picnic Woodman of Me World BetlmbM^Vt^r.
Sports of all kind. Open air ooncert by the Cadet Band. Trains go at 8:37, 9:45,
11:03 a.m , 1:U0, 5:40, 6:15 p.m. Last train leaves the beach returning at 8:00 p.m.
THE CELEBRATED SEVENTH REGIMENT BAND will give open air concerts every Saturday
and Sunday During September at REDONDO BEACH
TfMltllfl (" Leave Downey Avenue *8:23, a.m., *9:33 a.m.
lIIIIIUV J Leava La Grande station J8:37, »9:15, 111:03 a.m., *1:00, *5:40, 16:15 p.m.
I KrllUll 1 I*ave Central Avenue t*:t9. >9-M fll:15 a.m., »1:13, *5:53, $6:27 p.m.
lillllllU ( "Dally. {Saturday and Sunday only
Saturday and Sunday Last Train Leaves ttie Beach Returning at 8 p.m.
(Astrkh Farm —South Pasadena
78 GIGANTIC BIRDS, ALL AGES—The strangest Sight la America.
Tips, Boas, Collars and Capes at producers' prices
'fake fasadena Electric or Terminal Railway cars.
yienmia Buffet M^W Mn
Free, Refined Entertainments. Classical Music livery Evening. Austrian-Hungarian
Kitchen and Fine Cuisine Alt Day
Cleveland Cycles &. m^m
WE WANT A LIVE AGENT IN ALL SMALL TOWNS 11 534 SOUTH BROADWAY
SUGAR REGULATIONS
REPORTED ON BY TREASURY
OFFICIALS
New Methods of Testing to Be Adopt
ed in Accordance With Modern
• Improvements
WASHINGTON, Sept. s—The treas
ury department has reported the regula
tions governing the sampling and classi
fication of imported sugars and molasses
under the new tariff law, and they will
be formally promulgated tomorrow. One
of the principal and most important
changes made in the old regulations,
which were made in 1883, is a provision
requiring that the "resample" of sugars
shall be taken at the time the original
sample Is taken. This provision has
been expedient to prevent any suspicion
of irregularity. Many new provisions
were also Included in the regulations
with the object of securing uniformity
at the different laboratories where sug
ars are tested. As soon as the change
can be made, only half-shadow polari
scope will be employed in making tests,
instead of the color. The Instruments
now in use and all other instruments and
apparatus will be standardized by the
officials of the coast and geodetic survey
in order to obtain uniform results. The
tests for the classification of sugars
have been changed so that the average
tests agreeing within two-tenths of 1 per
cent shall govern the classification. Un
der the act of 1883 the determining test
was the lowest of two tests agreeing
within three-tenths of a degree. This
change was made becaVtse the present
law provides for a sliding scale of duties
on fractions of a degree and because it
was believed that this method, which
follows the commercial practices, would
be fairer to all concerned. Warrant for
this change was obtained from an opin
ion rendered by the solicitor of the treas
ury. All that portion of the regulations
applying to polarization by chemists is
new, and it Is believed by the depart
ment that it will give the government
the benefit of scientific methods, which
have greatly improved since the act of
1883. The regulations were prepared by
a committee of experts which included
the chemists of the agricultural depart
ment, officers of the internal revenue
bureau and experts of the coast and geo
detic survey.
A SCHOONER SUNK
Capsized by a Cargo of Cannon—The
Crew Saved
SAVANNAH, Ga., Sept. s.—The three
masted schooner Agnes I. Grace, of
Bangor, Me., capsized and sank this
morning twenty-one miles east of Tybee.
Her crew came ashore in a boat and
landed at Warsaw island this afternoon.
The schooner sailed from New York on
August 28th with a cargo of salt for
Savannah and four sixteen-ton guns for
the Tybee fortifications. All down the
coast she was driven by a fierce north
easter, and on Saturday night she came
off Tybee, laboring heavily in the gale.
An effort was made to bring her to and
save her being driven further to the
southward, but when she brought to
the wind began to toss the vessel, and
the big guns, which formed part of her
deck load, drifted loose from their lash
ings and took possession of the deck.
Her crew was driven into the rigging and
the iron monsters plunged about as the
vessel heaved In the sea, making every
effort to recapture them almost certain
death. About 8 o'clock In the morning
an unusually heavy swell tossed all four
guns into the port scuppers, ar.d the
vessel, heeled under the immense
weight, trie* to right, but staggered as
the green water broke fiercely in over the
bulwarks. She capsized and sank.
Captain Farrar and his crew, consisting
of seven men, succeeded in manning the
vessel's boat after much, difficulty and
rowed away from her Just as she went
down. They arrived at Warsaw island,
twenty miles south of Tybee Inlet, at 4
o'clock this afternoon. The proprietor
of the Warsaw Inn took the shipwrecked
men In and did everything necessary to
make them comfortable. They will
come to the city today either in their
boat or on the sloop Hartford, which is
at Warsaw on her way to Savannah.
The schooner Agnes I. Grace was built
at Waldorboro, Me., in 1873, and. hailed
from Bangor, Me. She was 126 feet In
length. 31.5 feet In breadth and 11.9 feet
In depth. Her gross tonnage was 374.69
and net tonnage 357.86 tons.
A Handsome Fountain
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 5.—A hand
some fountain of granite and bronze,
dedicated to the Native Sons of the Gold
en West, which has just been erected at
the junction of Market, Mason and Turk
streets, was today unveiled and tran*
ferred to the city by the donor, Mayor
Phelan. It is the work of Douglass Til
den, the deaf and dumb sculptor, and
far surpasses in artistic beauty any
thing of the kind in this city or state.
Tbe cost was $12,000. ,
THE HERALD
SITUATION
AT SKAGUAY
Alarms the Authorities of
Alaska
"HOTTEST" CAMP ON RECORD
i ,*
POSSIBILITIES FOB CRIME UN
MEASURED
Correspondent Scovel Brings Two
Tons of Powder and Work Is
Begun on the Trail
Associated Press Special 'Wire.
SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. s.—The au
thorities of Alaska haveawakened to the
serious nature of the situation of the
White pass. They see in the continu
ance of the camp at Skaguay as now
constituted, possibilities for crime and
various other evils of great magnitude.
Steps have been taken to break up the
camp by dispersing the lawless element
that has gathered there from every state
In the Union.
Col. F. D. Chadbourne, state harbor
commissioner of California, who has
arrived here, brought down advices to
the above effect. Col. Chadbourne says
that Collector Ives and a force of deputy
United tSates marshals had determined
to raid the town of Skaguay and clean
out the whisky smugglers and saloon
men, and rid the camp of the disorderly
element. Heretofore the authorities
have been, utterly unable to cope with
the disorderly people, and the camp be
came one of the "hottest" on record. It.
was the refuge of the worst class of
criminals, confidence men and thugs on
the coast. These, with the whisky men,
had combined to block the trail so as to
keep the tenderfeet there all winter and
fleece them as long as there was a dollar
left In the camp.
Serious as is the situation Skaguay and
White pass, as portrayed by letters and
bj r the men, returning from the camp
disconsolate, ar.d appalling as isthe con
dition of the trail over the mountain bar
riers between the 6000 gold hunters and
the paradise on tho other side, the ac
counts published from time to time seems
to have but faintly portrayed the actual
state of affairs.
Made desperate by their failure to get
over the trail and terrible hard
ships they have been compelled to en
dure In the hopeless struggle against
odds of the past weeks, the miners have
become suspicious of each other, and
quarrels are of hourly occurrence. Every
man's hand is raised against every other
man. The lawless characters are much
In evidence, and dissensions and discord
have broken out among the miners until
such a thing as co-operation is impos
sible.
Governor Brady is quoted as saying
that the situation Is laden with trouble
and that he intends notifying the depart
ment at Washington, of the condition of
affairs.
In spite of the attempts of the miners'
committee to close the trail so that It can
be repaired, one party of twelve, with
jdrawn revolvers and loaded rifles, an
nounced their Intention of going through
to the summit. They passed the guards
and set out for the summit. The commit
tee was called together and a number of
armed men sent after them to head them
off. If trouble Is averted It will be by
the greatest good luck. Men have lost
all sense of reason, and a spirit of des
peration and reckless obliviousness to
consequences pervades the camp.
WORK ON THE TRAIL
SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 6.—The fol
lowing letter has been received from
Skaguay, Alaska, August 28th, from J.
M, Hagerty:
Sylvester Scovel of the New York
World landed yesterday morning at
Skaguay by a specially chartered tug
from Juneau with two tone of blasting
powder and the necessary tools to equip
seven complete crews for rock work on
; the Skaguay trail, and as fast as horses
and men could get at it it was started to
the front.
In the evening there wasa meeting at
the toot of the first hill attended by over
500 sturdy miners, who organized for the
work In front of them and selected an
executive committee consisting of James
Christie of Portland, president; Phil
Abrams, secretary; C. A. Cramer of Se
attle, Mr. Heacock and Mr. Day as su
perintendents, who in turn selected ex
perienced rock men for the work on the
hills and veteran loggers for th* work of
corduroying the muddy places.
There are thirty Canadian mounted
police also on the trail and they have
pitched in with as good a will as any
miner, and say tfcat the building ot this
trail now will enable theim to get in sev
enty tons ot provisions in time to build
and provision the mail stations in their
territory so that they can operate dog
teams all winter, and they agree to de
liver the mail every two weeks from
the Klondike to the American line. Work
is In progress for fifteen miles along the
trail and all travel and packing has been
suspended until it has bee>n completed.
There have been some kickers as usual,
but they are so much in the minority
that they have had to submit. While I
believe this trail will be complete in ten,
days so that travel can be resumed, do
not start for this point expecting to get
over for at least thirty days, as it will
take that long after the trail is com
pleted to get all the miners over who are
now there. There would never have been
so much trouble for small parties, but
the swarm of people, 95 per cent of whom
were tenderfeet and knew nothing about
packing and mountaineering, has been
the cause of congestion at this, point.
The first reports about this trail were
Inspired by Interested, parties, who are
trying to start a town here and who are
also interested in the whisky business.
Not nearly so many discouraged pros
pectors areeelllng their outfits for a song
as has been reported, but many who
started for the Klondike have given, up
that idea, have turned, townslte buyers
i and aire erecting all kinds of buildings
LOS ANGELES, MONDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 6, J897
and establishing themselves for the win
ter as best they can. One week ago lum
ber could be go: for $27 per thousand.
Now it is $50 and. none for sale even at
that figure. Rubber boots, heavy shoes
and oil clothing are in demand ar.d fetch
big prices. Hardware of ail kinds sells
well. The Alaska Express company has
made arrangements to open an office
here, and has appointed H. E. Battin,
formerly of Portland, agent.
The steamship Queen of Seattle, and
the Al-Ki and Danube of Victoria have
landed over 500 passengers. 800 tons of
freight and 300 horses and mmes since
August 25, and still there is more to fol
low. The Klondike excitement has
turned the attention of the whole world
this way and will result in opening up
this territory as nothing else would have
done.
On board the steamship Queen on this
trip are two parties, one organized/ In
Chicago, consisting of four gentlemen,
comprising doctor, lawyer, commission
merchant and assayer, all under the
guidance of L. L. Bates, who has spent
the past eight years in Alaska as trap
per, hunter and. guide. They will stay
along the coast in the Alexandrian Arch
ipelago this winter and in the spring will
thoroughly prospect the Copper river
country. The other party is headed by
E. H. Fisher of Los Angeles and will
push into the Copper river country this
winter.
NOT IN SIGHT
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., Sept. 5.—
The steamer Cleveland, now due from
St. Michaels, has not yet been reported.
The wire to Tatoosh, the point at which
the steamer will be sighted, is down and
no news has beeni received from there
today.
OFF FOR DYEA
DYEA, Ore., Sept. s.—The steamship
George W. Elder salledi tonight for Dyea
and- Skaguay, Alaska. She carried 100
passengers and 75 horses and mules and
25 head of cattle. She also carried 80,
--000 feet of lumber to fill orders from
Skaguay, where a large number of
dwellings are being constructed.
GLAD TO GET HOME
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. s.—The
steamer Umatilla arrived from Puget
Sound today with 245 passengers. H. W.
NeLson of Sacramento camed'own on her
from the north, having been up to Skag
uay. He went up last June from Central
America andistarted over the White pass
and, traveled as far as Lake Bennett, but
returned to the coast, as he found that
it was impossible to get over the trail.
He reports that Skaguay and Juneau are
filled with men who have nothing to do.
When he left Juneau, a saloonman
named McKay had been arrested for
selling a vile compound to Indians in the
place of whisky. It was composed 1 of
fusel oil, tobacco and coal oil, and, five
of the Indians died from drinking it.
A NEW STRIKE
SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. s.—GusKenc,
in a letter to the Post-Intelligencer from
Skaguay, dated August 29, after con
firming the worst accounts of the muddy
condition of affairs at the pass, states
that two men, whose names he does not
give, have Just arrived overland direct
from Stewart river, bringing $7000 each
in dust and nuggets. The news will
cause an additional move toward Stewart
river which has been gradually coming
int. notice since it became a sc-ttled fact
that all the claims on Bonanza and> El
dorado creeks were taken up.
MICHIGAN MINES
Reports of Great Richness Are Fully
Confirmed
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich., Sept. 6. —
The party of gold seekers on the yacht
Mary Bell returned from Michipocitan
last evening after having been in the
new gold fields three days. They say
the newly discovered El Dorado is fully
as rich as has been reported. There were
fourteen in the party, all responsible
business men of this city. Each of them
secured claims upon the gold quartz
promising big returns. In all the party
will make application for 4000 acres which
were prospectedt and staked out while
they were there. Many specimens of
quartz in which free gold as large as a
pin head' can be seen were brought back
with them. The specimens were secured
from different places on their claims,
which are scattered about. When the
party arrived Tuesday night there were
but six prospectors at Lake Wawa and
they secured good locations. They are
jubilant over their finds and say that
the auriferous deposit is evidently an
immense one.
Veins ot beautiful white quartz car
rying free gold exist in'the river and Lake
Wawa region The original find is an
extremely rich one beyondi doubt.
The returning prospectors say that
where the veins are raid bare the gold
particles can be seen everywhere in the
quartz. When the party left Saturday
at least 200 prospectors had arrived and
they passed several parties going in. The
shores of Lake Wawa were dotted with
tents and l within the three days they
were there a lively mining camp had
sprung up. The distance from the south
of Michipocitan river to Lake Wawa is
not to exceed seven miles and the party
experienced no difficulty In getting In
and out. With their camp equipage the
trip was madte in about three hours. The
road is well denned. The reports of the
Mary Bell party has set the two Soos
wild with excitement and an exodus to
Klondike jr. will begin, tomorrow.
GETTYSBURG, Pa„ Sept. s.—The
veterans an.d friends of the Seventy
third New York and Twenty-fourth New
York regiments and the Veteran Fire
men of New York spent all of the day on
the battlefield. This afternoon the vet
erans of the Twenty-fourth held an in
formal meeting at their monument at
Devil's Den, which was opened with
prayer by Rev. T. D. Brittain, who also
made an address. Brief historical
sketches of the regiment in battle were
given by Col. Wygant and other veter
ans of the regiment.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. s.—There
was a large attendance at the third day's
session of the state' convention of Spir
itualists' in Scottish hall. There was a
"free platform" in the morning, the ses
sion being devoted to general discussion.
In the afternoon a musical program was
rendered, followed by a short lecture by-
Mrs. Addle L. Ballou and tests by Mrs.
Cowell, Mrs. Place, Mrs. Jennie Robin
son and Mrs. Shrlner.
In the evening Mrs, Florence Montague
of Oakland delivered an address and
"teste" were given by many mediums.
Reunion at Gettysburg
State Spiritualists
IN MINING
CIRCLES
The Hope of a Settlement
Runs High
THE UNIFORMITY AGREEMENT
SUPPLEMENTED BY SPECIAL
WAGE SCALES
The Columbus Conventioi/on Wednes
day Gives Promise <ty Proving
a Success
Associated Press Special Wire.
PITTSBURG, Pa„ Sept. s—Expecta
tions are high in coal mining circles over
the probable resumption of work In the
mines throughout the country. Antic
ipation of settlement pending the con
vention at Columbus next Wednesday
on the lines suggested by a representa
tive of one of the largest operators runs
high.
In order to come to an understanding
on all questions at issue, separate wage
scales are to be formulated for each
mine. The scale Is to provide for the
rate to be paid for the entire year, and
any special concessions that are to be
made are to be agreed upon by the mi
ners and the operators and so specified in
the scale. The scale is to bean adjunct
to the uniformity agreement which is
expected to be in force. The proposition
Will be made by the operators in the
hope of putting all tne safeguards pos
sible against a probable strike. It Is
well known that there are not two
in the entire district where the condi
tions are exactly alike.
The uniformity agreement covers the
general points, but all operators would
be subjected to difficulties, while others
would have special advantages. • The
scale is to cover all these points, the
primary object being to avert differences
and create a more friendly feeling be
tween the employes and employers.
Philip Stamburg, a cousin of President
McKinley and a partner of the firm of
Osborne, Saeger & Co., was in Pitts
burg this afternoon. He said the men
formerly employed in the Eclipse mine
on the Wheeling division of the Balti
more and Ohio road would be asked to
go to work tomorrow at the 65 cent rate.
He was not prepared to say how many
men would go to work.
David Van Eman, manager of the
Pittsburg and Chicago Gas Coal com
pany's mines at Snowden and Gaston
ville. announced more than a week ago
that he would resume work tomorrow.
Notices were served on all the men liv
ing in company houses to vacate and the
ten day limit expires in the morning. At
the mines it was stated yesterday that
more men would go to work. Manager
Van Eman could not be seen, but it is
generally supposed that no effort will be
made to resume until after the Columbus
convention.
SOME QUESTION STILL
TERRE HAUTE. Ind.. Sept. s.—Pres
ident Knight of the Indiana district has
returned from Columbus, where was
held the meeting of the national execu
tive board of miners. Mr. Knight has
been away from Indiana so much since
the strike began that he cannot say with
what favor the proposition of the Pitts
burg operators will be met by the In
diana operators. He believes it contains
the basis of a settlement, but lie declares
that "no adjustment of the strike that
neglects the interests of any district in
volved in the strike will be agreed to."
JUMPING ON GOMPERS
PITTSBURG. Pa., Sept. s.—The United
Labor League cf Western Pennsylvania,
at a largely attended and exciting meet
ing tonight gave expression to an open
revolt against Samuel Gompers, presi
dent of the American Federation of La
bor, and many reflections and ugly
charges are made. He is credited with
making unkind remarks about fathering
and casting reflections on those who
were foremost in the meeting. Gompers
had a few defenders in the meeting and
at one time there were remarks con
cerning somebody being thrown out of
the window. During the discussion on a
proposition to take some action on the
St. Louis platform, M. P. Carrick, presi
dent of the Brotherhood of Painters and
Decorators, referred to Gompers as a
plug-hatted, greasy tool of capital. He
said, among other things:
"President Gompers, through inter
views and otherwise, has proven himself
no true friend of labor. Gompers had
said that Debs and Sovereign were try
ing to disrupt trades unions. It is he
that is doing his utmost to accomplish
this. I want to say that it was not the
trades unions that came to the assist
ance of the miners in their great fight,
but the great mass of organized labor
and citizens who have no interest in or
ganizations. Business men, shop work
ers and people from all crafts came to
the relief of the miners, and their cause
would have been utterly lost had it de
pended on trades unions and such men
as Gompers.
"it is time to call a halt on labor fakirs
who sit in their offices and thank God
that they are not like the poor working
men of the country. Gompers is a dis
grace to labor, and I believe it is high
time to call down the would-be aristo
crats of labor and kick them bodily out
of the movement."
When President Carick finished he was
greeted with round after round of ap
plause. The following resolution, of
fered by John Dykus, representative of
the Typographical union, was adopted:
"Resolved, That the United Labor
League of Western Pennsylvania dis
approve of the utterances of Mr. Gom
pers, for the reason that they are inim
ical to the interests of organized labor,
and we are liberal enough tobelieve that
the great battle for the emancipation of
labor cannot be won by the trades unions
alone."
It was decided to send a delegate to
the Chicago convention to be held Sep
tember 27th, and every delegate present
INDEX
OF THE TELEOBAFH NEWS
Nashville exposition managers are
laying plana for a great week at the
show.
Consul General Lee's absence ia
only temporary, and on purely per
sonal business.
Treasury officials agree upon Im
proved methods of testing sugar im
ported into the United States.
Hope runs high in mining circles
that Wednesday's convention at Co
lumbua will settle the coal strike.
Los Angeles ball players badly de
feated at San Francisco; other tourna
ment games; general sporting notes.
The Letter Carriers' convention
will begin at San Francisco today,
and the delegates will be properly en
tertained.
was instructed to urge hla local lodge to
do the same.
OPPOSED TO DEBS
CHICAGO, Sept. 5— The teachings and
principles of Eugene V. Debs are to be
opposed by a national political organiza
tion of the same class of men whom he
claims to represent.
The preliminary arrangements for the
Illinois branch of the American Railway
league, the new organization, were'made
today at a meeting held In one of the
lodge rooms of the Masonic temple. Ths
league has an open membership list. Ev
-1 cry employe of a railway, from a presi
dent do wn to a trackman, is eligible and
those foremost in the movement say that
the organization Is to be anon-partisan
affair which will not only heap benefits
upon the working railroad men, but will
also work for the benefit of the railroad
coporations; and, more than all, ac it
was put at the meeting, "correct the rap
idly growing Impression that the ordi
nary railroad man is against the govern
ment and his employers on every ques
tion."
Grand President R. S. Taylor of Ohio
presided at the meeting and there was at
least 20 employes of railroads entering
Chicago In attendance.
GARMENT MAKERS' STRIKE
NEW YORK, Sept. 6. —Over 1500 union
cloakmakers returned to work today and
800 struck. The vestmakers expect to be
at work by Thursday atlncreased wages.
MEXICAN MINES
Expected to Prove Bicher Than the
Klondike
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 6.—A
special to the Journal from Sedalia, Mo.,
says: J. W. Corklns, a Sedalia capital
ist, and Leo Cloud, an expert mining en
gineer of Cincinnati, representatives of
a St. Louis and Cincinnati syndicate,
will leave tomorrow for the west coast
of Mexico to practically verify the value
of gold placer and quartz mines which
have recently been secured by the syn
dicate.
MessTS. Corklns and Cloud will go di
rect to Hermosilla, and from there to the
gold fields In the new El Dorado, located
In the Yaqui Indian country, which has
just been opened/ to entry to white men.
This part of Mexico has bean explored
but little by the whites, but if the re
ports of the syndicate's prospectors are
true the mountain ranges along the west
coast of Mexico are richer even than
those of the Klondike. The placer
mines are said to be marvelously rich in
scale and nugget gold, while the quartz
rock in the upper ledges contain veins of
free milling ore which assay from $50
to $200 per ton. The syndicate succeeded
in keeping the discovery a secret while
securing its mining patents and conces
sions, and If the reports received here
are substantially correct the syndicate
will be able to turn the tide of fortune
hunters from the gold fields of Alaska
to the El Dorado of Mexico.
THE STATE FAIR
The State Capital Filling Up With
Visitors
SACRAMENTO, Sept. s.—The city is
rapidly filling up with visitors to thu
state fair, which opens tomorrow. The
prospect for a successful fair is very
promising. The pavilion exhibit is not
yet in readiness, but will be nearly so
'by tomorrow night, when it will be
thrown open to the public. The display
will be an attractive and instructive one.
There will be complete exhibitions of
creamery work in the making of cheese
and butter, tests of sugar beets grown in
various parts of the state, demonstra
tions of olive oil making .etc. The horti
cultural and floral exhibit will also be
fine, and the art gallery contains a large
number of the best paintings by Califor
nia artists. There are upwards of 300
head of exhibition stock at the park, in
cluding many fine herds.
Racing will commence tomorow after
noon with three trotting and pacing
events, the Occident trotting stake, the
2:17 pacing class and the 2:40 trot. Har
ness and running races will alternate
thereafter.
President Brewster Dead
NEW YORK, Sept. s.—Benjamin
BrewsteT, president of the Keokuk and
Dcs Moines railroad, died yesterday at
his summer home in Casenovia, N. V.,
aged 69 In 1849 he went to Cali
fornia, where he remained in business
for twenty-five years. He was closely
associated with John D. Rockefeller in
the establishment or the Standard Oil
company, and was prominently identi
fied with the construction of the Rock
island system of railroads.
Union Pacific Sale
LAWRENCE, Kas., Sept. s.—United
States Senator W. A. Harris departed' to
day for Washington to attend 1 a meeting
of the sub-committee of Pacific railroads,
called by Senator Foraker for Septem
ber 7. Senator Harrisstates that a de
termined effort will be made to prevent
the sale of the Union Pacific before con
gress convenes in order that the gov
ernment may not lose by the transac
tion.
Pure Fiction
ROME, Sept. 5.—A formal declaration,
has been made by the Vatican that the
statement that Cardinal Satolli has been
designated to succeed Cardinal Ledo
chowski as prefect of the propaganda is
pure fiction. It is also declared that
Cardinal Ledochowski has no Idea of
; leaving his post.
Eight Pages
f ' ■ . 1 . ■■ " as
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
THE AMEER
OF AFGHAN
Gives Proof of Sincere
Loyalty
THE MAD AND MEAN MULLAHS
F>NEAK HIS SUBJECTS INTO THE
j FIELD
Maharajah Sir Bir Shamser Jang
Bana Bashadur Also Gives As
sistance to the English
Associated Press Special Wire.
LONDON, Sept. E.—The Times thla
morning publishes a dispatch from Sim
la saying that further evidence has been
obtained of the desire of the ameer of
Afghanistan to prevent his subjects
from going in the frontier disturbances.
The British agent at Cabul submitted
at the Ameer's request a written state
ment showing the points upon which the
government laid special stress. The
ameer replied to this statement In his
own handwriting, emphasizing his pre
vious statements that his subjects do
not dare to openly take part in the fight
ing, but they have been drawn away se
cretly by the mullahs, whose conduct
he strongly condemned.
Not the least doubt is entertained, the
dispatch says, of the ameer's desire to
fulfill his obligations loyally. He has
issued orders that his troops be with
drawn from the detached outposts, so
that they may be kept together under
the control of officers who are able to
pi event them from deserting and Join
ing in the fighting.
An important step has been taken by
Maharajah Sir Bir Shamsher Jang Rana
Bahadur, prime minister of Nepaul, who
had forbidden the circulation in the
kingdom of native newspapers which he
considers seditious and hostile to the
British government.
TIMID TRIBESMEN
PESHAWUR, Sept. s.—No fighting of
Importance has yet occurred between tha
government forces and the tribesmen
who have taken part in the uprising.
The enemy are concentrating at vari
ous points and it is estimated that 17,000
of them are now on the Amana range,
but they appear loth to attack the gov
ernment troops.
It is reported that the followers cf
Haddah Mullah in the Shabkdar district
are deserting him and the Afridis are re
turning to Khyber pass.
The British troops are massing along
the disturbed line and several columns
have been sent out in different direc
tions. A slight skirmish has occurred
near Hangu, from which point a small
column was dispatched and scoured the
districts of Algimir, Nawlmela and
Turl. They found the enemy's posts de
serted. There was some firing, but the
enemy refused to be engaged at close
quarters. The Subadar, commanding the
Muliagori Lovies and forty of his com
pany, which formed a part of the garri
son at Fort Lundi-Kotal, arrived at
Jamrund on Friday and were given an
enthusiastic reception, the entire garri
son turning out and cheering as they
entered the town. The Mullagoris cut
their way through the enemy after the
capture of Fort Lundi-Kotal and
marched to their own country, -where
they buried their dead and reassured
their friends. They then went to Jam
rund, which they reached In safety with
their arms.
BEATS MINING
Tramp Wilson Lifted From Poverty
to Affluence
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 5.—A special
from Stockton says: Jacob Wilson, aged
52 years, recently an employe in a fruit
shed on the ranch of W. B. Nichols, in
Tulare county, has just received notice
of a decision in his favor in the United
States supreme court, in a suit brought
by him in the courts of New York in 1886
for his right and title to a portion of a
vast estate said to have been left by his
father. Wilson represents that his
father, Jacob Wilson, sr., was a banker
and broker of Wall street, and that he
was worth in the neighborhood of 515,
--000,000.
Wilson appeared in Tulare county In
March of this year as a common tramp,
with a diminutive bundle of blankets on
his shoulder. He asked for work to pay
for his snipper and breafast.
Employment was secured for him and
he worked steadily until notified of the
termination ot his suit. He claims to
have been educated at Princeton and at
the Columbia law school. Pending the
ending of the suit, he has been pennrtess
and a wanderer. He is now here arrang
ing with his local attorneys to receive
his inheritance.
A Pastor Installed
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. s.—The Rev.
S. S. Cryon, who came here from Minne
sota to accept a call from the Westmins
ter Presbyterian church, was installed
this afternoon with impressive cere
monies. The services were conducted
by Rev. E. H. Jenks of the presbytery of
San Francisco, Prof. H. C. Minton, D. D.,
the Rev. Robert Mackenzie and the Rev.
John Hemphill.
Baled Cotton Burned
NEW YORK, Sept. s.—Twelve hun
dred and eighty nine bales of compress
ed cotton, which arrived from the south
by the Morgan line, and were to have
been shipped east by the City of Fall
River, were burned today on the lighter
Mystic alongside the Fall River pier,
on the North River front. Lo3S. $25,000.
Evans' Condition
WASHINGTON, Sept. s.—The condi
tion of Hon. Clay Evans, commissioner
of pensions is greatly improved today.
His physicians expect that he will be
. able to resume his duties in a few daya.

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