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mM tribe and her story was given in a vary mixed language. ■aid story la that last February a man named Cranston appeared among the iCfcilkat Indiana on his way to the Yu kon country. Hie stopped with the Chil kat tribes three weeks and during thst lima be won the heart of the maiden who now calls herself Emma Cranston. To gether tbey Journeyed across the lakes and went down the river until they reached the Klondike country. Crans ton located what Is now one of the rich est claims in the Klondike group. They worked the claim four weeks till they realised that their stock of provisions was running low. Cranston, did not want to leave his claim, so Emma was sent out to buy provisions. She came down the Yukon river to St. Michaels • and took passage on the steamer Hum boldt, arrived at Seattle two days ago and at once Invested In flour, bacon, and other articles to the amount of SOO pounds and started on the return trip. She relies on her relationship and friend ship with the Chilkat tribe to have her outfit carried over the Chilkoot pass without delay. She expects to reach Dawscn City in thirty days. She did not know how much gold her erstwhile husband has taker out, but she said in nuggets and dust there was much more then would fill three five-gallon oil cans. ROBBERS INTERRUPTED. SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 15.—Prior to tbe departure of the steamer Cleveland from St. Michaels an attempt was made to rob the safe of the North American Tradlr.j and Transportation Company. The robbers were Interrupted while at work and eluded capture. It was thought that they came to Seattle on the steamer South Coast, but the Seattle police have been unable to locate them. The inform ation was given to the Seattle police by R. S. Churchill, formerly a member of the Northwest mounted police, and was also confirmed by lettei-s received at the local office of the trading company. DISPUTES SETTLED VICrrORIA, B. C, Sept. 15— The transportation companies which failed In their contracts to carry passengers by the steamers Bristol and Eugene to Dawson City have arrived at a settle ment with their passengers. The char terer* of the Bristol have agreed to take the passengers to Wrangel and the Eu gene will take them to Telegraph creek. Each company will contribute $1000 for the men' overland Journey to Leslin lake. Those who do not wish to make the trip will receive their percentage in cash. NO RELIEF LIKELY TACOMA, Wash.. Sept. 15—On Mon day the Citizen's Klondike liformatior, bureau notified Secretary of War Alger by wire of the reported shortage of sup plies In the Klondike diggings, and at a meeting of the cabinet the matter Was taken up and discussed. By an As sociated Press dispatch sent out later It was learned that Secretary Alger had Misunderstood the report of the commit tee or otherwise the newspaper report was In error. The Tacoma Citizens' Klondike com mittee suggested the advisability of our government investigating the reported famine with a view to furnishing relief If necessary. At the cabinet meeting, however, the matter was reported as having come up on a proposition to send supplies to Dawson via St. Michaels, At any rate. Secretary Alger had the matter referred to Senator Perkins, of California, who Is interested in the Alaska Commercial company, and today • telegram was received as follows: WASHINGTON, Sept. 15—To the Cit- Izens' Klondike Relief Committee, Ta coma, Wash.: Senator Perkins reports several thousand pounds of freight now at St. Michaels awaiting transportation up tbe river which cannot go forward until late next spring. Therefore send ing any provisions there would seem useless. There are two army officers who la ft for Circle City on August 5. They will report fully at every oppor tunity the exact condition of affairs. Until we hear from them I can see no Use of further efforts. The question of getting supplies over the mountains will be taken up when we find what the urgency i 3. (Signed) R. A. ALGER, Secretary of War. ALREADY STARVING SALEM, Ore., Sept. 15.—A letter re ceived today from Frank Singleton, an employe of the American Trading and Transportation company, located at Fort Cudahy, sixty miles north of Dawson City, says that hundreds around Dawson are already unable to secure grub Stakes, the supply companies refusing to give them credit for the coming win ter. Singleton says the gold commis sioner has arrivedat the Bonanza Creek district, to which he has given the name Trondik, instead of Klondike. Although there are plenty of king salmon in the river, the fish sell in Dawson City at 110 each, one selling as high as $60. READY FOR BUSINESS WASHINGTON, Sept. 15.—The offi cials of the Interior department were much relieved today to receive word that Mr. L. B. Bheperd, the United States commissioner to St. Michaels, Alaska, had arrivedat his post and was prepared to take up the business of his office. A government commissioner in a place so remote at St. Michaels prac tically performs the duties of a federal Judge, and the post at St. Michaels has become of exceptional importance since the Klondike discovery was made. Mr. Sheperd was appointed on the 22a of July and while he left for SI. Michaels Immediately afterward, nothing had since been heard from him, and some uneasiness was felt. He reported today by message wired from Se-attle that his bond had been forwarded, and that he was ready for business. Mormons Mobbed LONDON, Sept. 15.—The efforts of Mormon missionaries to proselyte in the rural districts have excited a good deal of attention of late. The town of Luton, in Bedfordshire, is the scene of particular activity, the Mormons hold ing meetings and making the usual al luring propositions to the women to em igrate to Utah. For the last few nights the town has been almost In a state of riot, the populace hooting and pelting the three young missionaries, who are endeavoilcg to persuade the daughters and sisters to exchang*Lu ton for Salt Lake City. localfcn stabulary has the greatest difflculMto prevent tbe male inhabitants from A ing short work of the missionaries.!! Funds Will Be Needed SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15— Henry Koehler, the St. Loula millionaire brewer who recently married Miss Marguerite Craven, daughter of the defendant in. the Angus-Craven suit, says in a signed statement that "the fight will go on re gardless of expense, and. money which heretofore may have been lacking will oser bs forthcoming for tbe purpose or VWdisatlag juatlos and truth." MANY CRIMES Make Citizens of Indiana Desperate A JOB LOT OF DESPERADOES HANGED ON A TREE IN THE COURTHOUSE TARD The Town Under Guard for Fear of Incendiarism by the Dead Men's Friends Associated Press Special Wire. VERSAILLES. Ind., Sept. 15.—Ripley county for a long time hasbeen terrorized by a gang of bold robbers' and burglars. Versailles 1* the county seat, and when the citizens arose this morning they found five corpses dangling by their necks from an elm tree in the center of the public square, their feet but a few inches from the ground and hands and feet tied by stout ropes. For four years the people of the county have been sub jected to outrage and robbery. Farmers were held up, beaten and robbed, women tortured to make- them tell where money was concealed, being compelled to stand on red-hot stoves. Many arrests had been made, but the guilty parties always managed to escape conviction. Last week robberies were frerjuent and on Saturday the Sheriff was Informed that an attempt would be made to robastore at Correct. Ind., ten miles away. Secur ing rive deputies Sheriff Bushing went to the place andi concealed ln the cellar waited for the burglars. They came at midnight. Clifford Gor don entered first and as soon as ha did the Sheriff grabbed him. Both draw pla tols at the same time and opened Are. The robbers and deputies followed suit and thirty shots were flred. The Sheriff was shot in the head and body four times. The robbers escaped, but subsequently were arrested and taken to the Versailles jail. Others of the gang were arrested later and the citizens soon gathered and determined to make an example. Shortly before 2 o'clock this morning a crowd assembled quietly and compelled the jailer to deliver the keys and open the jail. The mob filed in and took Henry Schiller, aged 24, Lyle Levi, aged 57, Clif ford Gordon, aged 22, Bert Andsome. aged 30, William Jenkins, aged 27. Three of them showed fight. Levy was shot through the breast while the skulls of Jenkins and Andsome were crushed with a stool. A rope was put around the neck of each of the five atnd after their hands and feet were pinioned, all were dragged two hundred feet to the elm tree from which they were suspended. The hanging of two or three more of the gang Is al ready talked of and the citizens say no troops are wanted. None of the lynchers, are known. Versailles Is a place of only fifty population, the county seat of Ripley county and thirty miles from a railway or telegraph office. The lynchers came from all directions till they were about 400. At 1 oclock a rocket went up. It was the first signal. Then there was a skyrocket sent up north of town, followed by others from the other sides of town, and the march ers to the jail proceeded as orderly as a regular army till the men met from all parts of the county at the Jail. The dis tance had been carefully arranged on each side of the town., so that they were about equi-distant from the jail. The program had been so carefully prepared and carried out that there was no delay at the jail or anywhere. It has been the most exciting day In the history of this city. The lynching caused such a sensation in the city that it readily spread throughout the county and no occasion ever before attracted such a crowd to the city. Southern Indiana has been afflicted with lawless gangs. The railroads and express companies broke up the depre dations of these gangs along their lines ar.d latterly they have preyed upon the citizens. The citizens have taken the law Into their own hands In this lo cality before, but never to such an ex tent as today. The Reno brothers were lynched to j gether twenty years" ago; the Archer gang, three in number, were strung up together at Showls, Ind,, twelve years ago, ar.d there have been numerous lynchings, one at a time, but the "Job lot" of five today breaks the record. That an unusual state of feeling exist ed is shown by the ferocity of the mob. which first killed three of the men ln the j jail and then, dragging the living and dead together, hanged them to the same tree. It is notable, too, that no outrage that usually rouses a mob's vengeance— murder or ravishment —was charged against the victims, but their death was decreed because of long and exasperat ing suffering from robberies, some of which were accompanied by torture to the victims. The excitement of the day was not lessened by the suppressed hints that more objects of the people's wrath would be made to suffer ln the same way. The five victims were all residents of Osgood, three miles away. Two men were left in Jail, Chas. Kelley, aged 21, for burglary, and Arthur McMlllen, for carryirg concealed weapons. The lat ter was let out tonight on bond. McMll len says three prisoners were killed in the jail and one of the others almost killed there. Tonight the town is pick eted, it being feared the friends of the. lynched men will burn the town out of revenge. At a late hour tonight Kelly was taken from the jail and lodged at the hotel under guard. THE GOVERNOR WILL ACT INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Sept. 15.—Con cerning the lynching at Versailles, Ind., last night, Governor Mount said: The place where the lynching took plane being remote from railroad or ■ telegraph stations, I have been unable to cti ; irtlculars of the lamentable occurrence beyond the Information con veyed by prers dispatches. The out break was wholly unexpected and I had. not the slightest intimation of the im pending lawlessness. As soon as I learn ed of tbe occurrence I immediately wired the authorities of Ripley county to proceed at once and vigorously bring the offenders to justice. I Intend to re inforce this demand by every means possible and with all ths power at the LOS ANGELES HERALD: THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 16, 1897 command of the executive authority of the state. I have sent representatives to the scene of the tragedy and intend to employ every proper ef .'ort to the end that no guilty man may escape. The people of Indiana arejaw-abiding and 1 am confident that I shall be cordially sustained in my earnest effort to make an example in this case of evildoers that will long remain an example to other would-be evildoers." Stockmen Combine PHOENIX. Ariz., Sept. 15.—Organiza tion was affected today of the Arizona Stock association. The president is A. J. Chandler of Mesa and the secretary Ge*>. W. Hoadley of Phoenix. The object Is to band together ail the cattle asso ciations of Arizona for mutual protection agaivist cattle thieves and pernicious legislation, and for founding a central stock exchange in Phoenix where salt's will be made and where prices for the various grades will be fixed daily accord ing to a dvices from the chief cattle mark ets. T*he movement is supported by the chief ttttttle raisers and feeders in cen tral Arizona. BIDS FOR THE HARBOR WILL SOON BE READY FOR THE CONTRACTORS Southern California's Deep Water Harbor Will Start With the New Year WASHINGTON, Sept. 15—In execu tion of the decision of the Cabinet to proceed at once with the construction of a breakwater at San Pedro, California, instructions are being prepared at the offlce of the Chief Engineers for Major Davis, the engineer in charge of the work in that section of the country, directing him to begin preparations o£ specifica tions upon which proposals will be in vited for building the breakwater. For tunately the work of the Walker board was so thorough, that only the smallest details need be adjusted and the nature of the work is well defined In the plans which were approved by Congress Therefore it IS'believed. that in the cours. of two months advertisements will be issued and the work, be letjSoon after the beginning of the next calendar year, with the understanding that the contractor? will have the winter months to secure the large, plant necessary for'the work WRECK VICTIMS Friends and Relations Seek to Identi fy Bodies DENVER, Colo., Sept. 15.— J. B. Dun ning, whoise wife had left Cedar Rapids, lowa, to Join him at Ouray and was traveling on the Denver and Rio Grande train wrecked at Newcastle and has since been missing, called today on S. K. Hooper, General Passenger Agent of the Denver and Rio Grande, to look over some of the personal effects found among the wreckage. He positively identified a diamond ring as one owned by his wife It was found in a hand-satchel. He believes that the remaining unidentified body Is that of his wife. The body is expected to arrive in Denver today, when he expects to determine definitely whether it is the body of his wife. INQUIRIES FOR THE DEAD GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 15. —An important relic of the Newcastle wreck came to«llght today. It is in the possession of Geo. Donald of this city, and was found by his wife. It is a two bladed knife with a corkscrew on the back. The blades are very peculiarly made. The knife can be easily recog nized by any one who has seen it before. Inquiry is now coming ln rapidly for the dead. Personal descriptions are of no use. Dispatches should give some ar ticle of possession. Several railroad men are here en route to Newcastle to attend the railroad's Investigation of the fearful wreck. McKinley's Samoan Policy BERLIN, Sept. 15. —The Vossiche Zel tung says that President McKinley be lieves the Samoan Islands will be of great strategical, commercial and po litical importance in the future, and intends to send a man of war to prove to the Samoans that American Interests are undiminished. The paper says that the president has given special instruc tions to the United Slates consul to make a close inquiry into the Samoan treaty and the political affairs- of the islands, and to submit to him a plan for altering and improving the treaty clauses, with a view to restoring fully American Influence, McKinley being of j the opinion that his predecessor left the administration of the Islands too com pletely in the hands of Germany and England. A Notable Wedding WASHINGTON, Sept. 16.—One of the most interesting social events of the sea son was the celebration today at the Church of the Convent of the wedding of Charles A. Boynton, night manager of the Associated Press, and Miss Florence Games of this city. Nota.ble among the guests were Secretary and Mrs. Alger, Secretary Gage and Mrs Gage, Assist ant Secretary Vanderlip, Assistant Sec retary Roosevelt, Frank B. Noyes of the Washington Star, Assictant Secretary of State Day, Clmmissiener of Pensions Evans and many other prominent per sons. Wm. D. Farwell of the New York Tribune acted as best man. After the wedding breakfast the bridal couple left for the north. Bumped His Head LONDON, Sept. 16.—A dispatch to the Daily Mail from Copenhagen says that King Christian while ascending a spiral staircase leading to the beacon at Mid dlegrulda fortress ln Oro Sound stum bled and fell, se-rlously injuring his chin and mouth. The pain was intense and the king was obliged to return to Barnstorff, Isle of Seeland, whereh Is physicians are attending him. The king Is in his 80th year. The Davis Estate SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15.—The heirs of the lste millionaire. E, J. Jacob Davis, who died ln Philadelphia, are not satisfied with the verdict by which a Jury ln Judge Coffey's court recently sustained his contested will. They have filed a motion for a new trial, setting forth over 200 exceptions. The Woman Burglar OAKLAND, Cal., Sept. 15.—Mrs. Clara McLellan, convicted of burglary ln the first degree ln robbing the house of Mrs. Dlas, atElmhurst, has been, sentenced to I*M 9%mt9 Imprisonment at San Quentln. GREAT CROWD Packs the State Exposition Building TODAY IS SACRAMENTO DAY AND ALL SHOP HANDS GET A HALF HOLIDAY Winners of League Ball Games—Bi cyclists at Springfield Break a Lot of Records Associated Press Special Wire. SACRAMENTO, Cal., Sept. 15—Ther; was another large crowd in the s>tate exposition building tonight to view th 2 beautiful display there. The great building was so packed with people that it was difficult for a person to get through the throng. At the park this afternoon the races were largely attend ed. Tomorrow will be the greatest day or the fair. It Is to be Sacramento day and' the stores, factories and railroad shops will close down at noon, thus giv ing everyone a half holiday. There ire no less than seven running races or. the program. The results of today's races are: Trotting, 2:21 class—Prince Gift won the first heat, Cladius the second, Osito the third, Our Jack the fourth and Oeilo the fifth and sixth. Our Jack got sec ond and Cladius third. Time, 2:17%, 2:18%, 2:16%. 2:18, 2:20, 2:22. Nancy W.. Palermo, Winella, Luster and Farad man also started, Trotting, 2:19 class—Dlone won In straight heats, Eilert second, Jeffe third. Time, 2:16%, 2:15%. 2:16%. Twilight, Addison, May E., Ivan Alto, Columbus S., Auditor, Neer-Nut and Laura Z. also started. Pacing, 2:20 class—Joe Wheeler won ir. straight heats, Floracita second, Die tatus third. Time, 2:14, 2:13%, 2:11%. Arthur Sullivan and George Hebbard of San Francisco were arrested at the race track today, the former for assault ing an officer and the latter for Interfer ing with the officer while arresting Sul livan. They were very aggressive and wanted to fight the police, but two offic ers handled them all right. The state fair gold medal committee tonight awarded medals as follows: Most attractive display in pavilion, Bruner Bros, of Sacramento; most mer itorious display in department 2 (ma chinery hall), Benicla Agricultural works; most meritorious display in de partment 3, Nonpareil Emporium of Sacramento; most meritorious display in department 4, Bowers Rubber works, San Francisco. Schaw, Ingram & Batch er. Sacramento, agents. Other gold mdals will be awarded tomorrow. THE TURF CONGRESS ST. LOUIS, Sept. 15.—The annual ses sion of the American Turf congress was held In this city today, and extended far into the night. Turfmen were present representing all the eastern tracks. Ed Corrlgan appeared for the Pacific coast association. Applications from various tracks for admission to the congress were considered. That of Harlem, at Chicago, was refused, and the following accepted: Washington Park and Haw thorne, Chicago; Highland Park, De troit, and Newport, Cincinnati. The request of the New Orleans track for permission to put up $250 purses was refused and the minimum amount was fixed at $300. It was decided that after January Ist, next, all jockey fees on tracks having a membership in the congress shall be collected by the track and paid to the jockeys. Trainers' licenses were fixed at $25, and the cases of all outlawed horses, owners and jockeys were re ferred to a committee to be appointed hereafter by the president of the con gress. The following officers were elected.and the congress adjourned to meet the next time in Cincinnati: President, C. C. Maffitt, St. Louis; vice president, W. F. Schulte, Louisville, Ky.; secretary, E. C. Hopper, Cincin nati; treasurer, O. L. Bradley, Lexing ton, Ky. AT BUFFALO BUFFALO, N. Y„ Sept. 15.—Results: Five furlongs—Fleming won, Mongo lian second, Helmsdale third; time, 1:03%. Five furlongs—Abe Fashion, won, Charmeuse second, Dogtown third; time, 1:02%. Six furlongs—Strathrol won, Earth second. Tralnllne third; time, 1:15. Six furlongs—Mldlo won, Belle of KII -larney second, Patchogue third; time, 1:14%. Five furlongs— Marito won, Belle cf Erin, second, Friscoben third; time, 1:02. AT DETROIT DETROIT, Sept. 15.—Results: Seven furlongs—The Planet won, Su sie Howse second, Sister lone third; time, 1:29%. Five furlongs^—Hume won, Lela S. second, Blanckwlll third; time, 1:01%. Mile and sixteenth—Cogmoosey won, Alamo second, Ellsmere third; time, 1:47%. Six furlongs—Mldlight won, Fay- Belle second, Brighton third; time, 1:14. Five furlongs—Margaret Eastln won, Arista secor.d, Frosty third; time, 1:02%. Five and one-half furlongs—Folderol won, Beusette second, Longbrook third; time, 1:08%. AT GRAVESEND NEW YORK, Sept. 15.—Results at Gravesend: Five furlongs—High Hoe won, Maud Ellis second, Domestic third; time 1:03. One mile, selling—Ormer won, Shasta Water second, Rey delTlerra third; tlma 1:43%. Five and a half furlongs—Demagogue won, Salabar second, Fonsavannah third; time 1:09. Mile and a sixteenth—Rondo won, How ard Mann second, Bernardino third; time 1:50%. One mile*—Hastings won, Ornament second, Cleophus third; time 1:13%. Six furlongs—Peal won, Ramlro sec ond, Good Times third; time 1:43. HARLEM RESULTS CHICAGO, Sept. 15.—Results at Har lem: Six furlongs—Lew Hipper won, Trilby second, Elsie Ferguson third; time 1:14%. Five furlongs—Graalella won, Pinar del [ Rio second, Fair Deceiver third; time 1:01%. One mile—Milwaukee won. Souffle seo ond. Thurston third; time 1:43. Six furlongs—Laureate won, Preston second, Simmons third; time 1:14%. Mile and a sixteenth—The Swain won, Dr. Sheppard second, Donna Rita third, time 1:47%. Mile and a quarter, hurdles—Ashland won, Templemore second, King Michael third; time 2:20. Six furlongs—Charm won, Foreseen second, Crystalline third; time 1:14. AT ST. LOUIS ST. LOUIS,-Sept. 15.—Results: One mile, selling, 2-year-olds—John V. McCarthy won,, Kings Guard second, Sue Sue third; time 1:4. Five furlongs, maiden 2-year-olds— Perspective won, Veloce second, Sir Way man third; time 1:03%. Mile and three-sixteenths, selling— Rassendylle won, Practitioner second. Glad. Eyes third; time 2:0. Five furlongs, heats—First heat. Silver Set won, Denial second, R. Q. Ban third: time 1:02%. Second heat, Silver Set won R. Q. Ban, second, Denial third; time 1:02%. Six furlongs—Reel won, Hester second, Bob White third; time 1:14%. Six furlongs, selling—Tragedy won, Miss Verne second, Nicholas third; time : 1:14%. AT CINCINNATI CINCINNATI. Sept. 15.—Results: Six furlongs—Geo. B. Cox won, Wilson second, Greedmore third; time 1:14%. Six furlongs, selling—Hapy Hours won, Harry Thobburn second, Suydam third; time 1:15%. Five furlongs—Wingshot won, Harda second, The Naulahka third; time 1:02. Six furlongs, selling—Cyclone won. Turtle Dove second, Pouting third; time 1:15. One mile, selling—Countess Irna won, Burton second. Elgltha third; time 1:42%. ON THE DIAMOND Results of Games Played by League Clubs BROOKLYN, Sept. 15.—The New Yorks took a one-sided game from th? Brooklyns today. Attendance 3000. Score: Brooklyn 4, hits 7, errorsß; New York 19, hits 15, errors 2. BOSTON—The Phillies were again at the mercy of the Bostons today and af ter the third inning were not In the game. Attendance 2000. Score: Boston 9, hits 12, errors 1; Philadelphia 1, hits 4, errors 2. LOUISVILLE—The Colonels won the first game by better all-round playing. Cunningham's pitching and the fielding of G. Smith were the features. Attend ance 1800. Score: First game, Louisville 4, hits 10, errors 4; Pittsburg 2, hits 7, errors 2. Second game, Pittsburg 8, hits 14, errors 1; Louisville 2, hits 6, err ors 2, BALTIMORE—The Champion* today won, the last game they will play this season, with Chicago. Of the twelve games played Baltimore won nine. The Colts were unable to do much with Cor bett. Attendance 2100. Score: Balti more 13, hits 16, errors 1; Chicago 2, hits 7, errors 4. WHEEL WORK The Springfield Meet Sees Many Rec ords Smashed SPRINGFIELD, .Mass., Sept. 15.—The second day of the Springfield bicycle club tournament closed with the Mlch eal-Lesna bicycle race. Michael won In fine shape by 150 yards ln the record breaking time of 38:11. The former world's record was 2 3-5 seconds slower. The two were paced by quads. Over 15,000 people were present. Summaries: Half mile open, professional—E. C. Bald, Buffalo, won; D. R. Brown, Cleve land, second; A. Gardiner, Chicago, third; time, 1:012-5. One mile, professional, 2:10 class—F. J. Tlttts, New York, won; J. T. Kelll her, Springfield, second; Wm. RandaJ, Rochester, third; time, 2:08 1-5. One mile, professional.handtcap—Tom Butler, Cambridgeport (35 yards), won; A. Gardiner (scratch), second; Watson Coleman, Springfield (60 yards), third; H. 11. Freeman, San Francisco (65 yards), fourth; time of winner, 2:04 2-5. One mile, professional, open—Tom Cooper, Dertoit, won; F. B. Loughead, Sarnla, Ont., second; Major Taylor, Cambridgeport, Mass., third; time, 2:05 4-5. Twenty mile match race between Lu cien Lesra and Jimmy Michael. Michael won by 150 yards in. 38:11, beating the world's record by 2 3-5 seconds. Besides breaking the twenty mile rec ord, Mlohael broke the sixteen mile rec ord which was formerly 30:32 4-5, held by Lesna. The twenty mile record was formerly held by Lesna. The fastest mile was the tenth, made in 1:48 4-5. Methodist Conference PACIFIC GROVE, Cal., Sept. IB—The annual California conference T)f the Methodist Episcopal church opened this morning ln celebration of the holy com munion by Bishop John P. Newman, as sisted by the presiding elders of the con ference. Thereafter the opening business session was held, A. W. Needham of Pa cific Grove being appointed secretary. Other officers named were: Treasurer, Thos. Filben; statistical secretary, Geo. W. Beatty of Oakland; railroad secre tary, J. F. Jewell; postmaster, C. F. Coy. Committees were appointed on the va rious departments of church work and reports received from last year's com mittee. The afternon session was oc cupied by the conference and an anni versary service of the Woman's Home Missionary society. Reports were read from a number of ladles representing various departments of missionary work In the state. In the even!ng_ a public meeting was held, when an address was delivered on missionary work by Rev. Dr. W. T. Smith of New York. Not Customary WASHINGTON, Sept. IB.—Secretary Sherman said this afternoon in response to a direct inquiry, that he would not go to Ohio until near the end 1 of the month and that he probably would not take an active part In the state campaign. "It Is not customary," he remarlted, "for the secretary of state tunak ilp litical speeches." T T Will Make Reports FRANKFORT, Ky., Sept. fewnlhl state fiscal court today the fulßpfVl the Southern Pacific company rs> faw ure to make reports to the franchise ta board was continued till the next ten., on motion of the commonwealth. The company has agreed to make all the re ports required. A Single Taxer Dead SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 18.—James 8. Reynolds, one of the most prominent ad vocates of tbe single tax movement In this State, died at his home last night BONES OF A WOMAN OFFERED IN EVIDENCE AGAINST LUETGERT Statements Made by Experts Tell Heavily Against the Chicago Maker of Sausages CHICAGO, Sept. 15.—The prosecution in the Luetgert trial Is nearlng Its end and the announcement was made today that It would probably have all of its wit nesses on the stand by Saturday noon. The evidence given today weighed heavily against Luetgert, and no more damaging testimony has been given against him than that from Prof. Geo. A. Dorsey of the Field Columbian mu seum, who was on the stand this after noon. One of the 'bones found in the sausage factory was shown him and in the most positive manner, and without a particle of hesitation., he pronounced it to be the upper portion of the left thigh bone of a woman. He said that the formation of the upper end of the bone proved without any question that it was the femur of a woman. Thetione had the appearance of having been burned, and Assistant State's Attorney McEwen put the ques tion, to the witness: "Could a solution of caustic potash have produced the burned effect you have pointed out on the bone?" The reply of the witness was emphatic, "In my Judgment, it could." The testimony was a hard blow to the defendant, and Luetgert scowled darkly at the witness. Dr. Dorsey also identified another bone shown him as the left temporal bone of a woman. Prof. Norval H. Pierce Identified the bone ln a manner similar to Prof. Dorsey. The cross-examination of both wit nesses was postponed until tomorrow. The hearing of the testimony of Prof. Dorsey and Dr. Pierce concluded the day's proceedings. WILSON INSTALLED Aa President of Washington and Lee University LEXINGTON, Va., Sept. 15,-Wm. L. Wilson, ex-postmaster general and for merly a distirguifhed member of the house of representatives, was installed .in the office of president of the Wash ington and Lee university today in the presence of Governor Charles T. O'Fer rall and other distinguished guests, the board of trustees of the university, alumni, students and friends. Judge WillUam McLaughlin., dean ot the university, made a short address. Dr. Henry Alexander White read let ters of regret from many distinguished people, among them being Hon. Grover Cleveland and ex-Attorney General Harmon. Judge McLaughlin then Introduced the Rev. Dr. H. C. Cameron of Princeton university. Dr. Cameron spoke of th? three most distinguished presidents of the university—Wm. Graham and the two Lees. He closed by congratulating Washington and Lee university on hav ing such a distinguished man as Wm. L. Wilson, for Its president. James Klrkland, LL. D., chancellor of Vanderbilt university, and Daniel C. Gllman, LL. D., president of Johns Hop kins university, made addresses. Mr.Wilson thanked the university and those connected with It for the honor they had given him. He laid great stress on the need of education ln political and government science. He closed with an acknowledgement of the great duty he had before him and a short tribute to Robert E. Lee. Judge McLaughlin then administered ths oath of office. A procession was formed and marched to the gymnasium, where a banquet was served to the board of trustees, the fac ulty and their guests. Mr. Wilson held a general reception tonight. Arizona Railroads PHOENIX, Ariz., Sept. 15—Today was the last on which filing may be made to secure the benefit of the fifteen years' exemption from taxation granted by the last legislature. The filings of the day were the Mesa, Florence and Globe rail way, capitalized at $2,000,000. 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WAR IN INDIA Fighting Continues, But Is Not Very s Serious LONDON, Sept. 15.—A special dis patch from Bombay received tonight re ports that the fighting continues around Fort Lockhardt and Fort Gulistan, but as no official news on the subject has been received, It is believed the fight ing cannot be very important, the enemy having displayed their customary tac tics of retiring whenever confronted by a considerable force. The losses, they have sustained will probably deter them from any bold of fensive movement against Samana. General Vi atman-Biggs will content .himself with holding them In check, pending the start of Sir William Lock hardt, commander of the Punjab fron tier forces, a fortnight hence, wl||| tfcA punitive expedition to Tirah. He faile|j to outflank them in the Khan-KI valley but his relief of the fort, together WltS the recapture of Shangkarl, is very im portant. The Chess Players BERLIN. Sept. 15—The third round of the international chess tournament, now in progress in this city, was begun thla morning. It was announced that Bard eleben had retired from the tournament. The game left unfinished yesterday be tween Albln and Mtger was drawn. Today's results follow: Blackburne won against Bardf leben by default. Cohn beat Schiffers on the second board. Schlechter defeated Charousek on thd third board. Marco and Albln drew their game on the fourth board Metger and Alapln on the next board, also drew and Janowskl administered a defeat to Winawaer on the sixth. Both Caro and Zinkl went down before Teichmann and Tsehlgnorin, respective ly, these men occupying the seventh and eighth tables. Walbrodt disposed of Burn on th 9 ninth board and Suechting and Engllsch drew on the tenth board. American Mechanics BALTIMORE, Sept. 15.—The national council of the Order of United American Mechanics elected' the following officers today: Councillor, Ira D. Goff, Provi dence, R. I.; vice councillor, J. T. Bow yer, Wlnfleld, W. Va.; secretary, John Server, Philadelphia; treasurer, Joseph Shlnn, Camden, N. J.; marshal, N. E. Studwell, Port Chester, N. V.; protector, E. N. Prescott, Barre, Vt.; doorkeeper, H. O. Holsteln, Harrlsburg, Pa. Cleve land, Ohio, was chosen as the next place of meeting. Saved the Insurance PHOENIX, Ariz., Sept. IB.—The sec ond coroner's jury to investigate tha death of City Councilman B. F. Zooeck ler, September Bth, today returned a ver dict of death by gun shot wound in ths hands of persons unknown. Acting Cor oner Klncaid scored the jury, stating that the evidence so plainly pointed to suicide that no other verdict could b» justified. The verdict of the first jury declared it a plain case of suicide. De ceased had a large amount of life insur ance. Probate Law SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15.—The right to letters testamentary upon tha estate of a person in which the adminis tratrix neglected to apply for the pro bate of the will has been decided by the supreme court to lie In the public ad ministrator. The decision wa's rendered today in the case of the estate of John McDonald. Steamers in Collision NEW YORK, Sept. 15— The big Hud son river stc<amboat Catskill and the large excursion boat St. Johr.a collided this evening ln the North river. The Catskill sank on a mud bank near shore. Three of her passengers are missing and are supposed to have been drowned. Russian Finance ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 15.—The 'government has adopted a proposal for the rapid withdrawal of one and throe rouble notes, thus forcing the circula tion of the metallic currency of silver roubles.