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proposes to recommend that one hun dred oncers be added to the corps as sosav am. possible. The number of engi neer officers is now so limited that on the battleships the chief engineers have \ only three assistants when they should have at least Aye. Chief Naval Con structor Hkchborn also proposes to call attention to the small number of officers in bis corps. In comparison with the construction corps of other countries that of Mr. Hichborn is much smaller and-he believes it should be increased. THE CUBAN CAUSE Philippine and Cuban Insurgents Will Join Forces NEW TORK, Sept. 22.—A special to tbe Herald from Philadelphia says: Marina Comenol Orbi Hozae Rizal, the widow of Dr. Hozae Rizal, who was exe cuted by th* Spanish general in the Philippine Islands on June 6, 1896, Is ir. Philadelphia. Dr. Rizal was Ihe leader of the rising itrtbe Philippine Islands. He was Presi dent of the university there and Marina Comenol Orbi had been a student in th? university. An attachment had sprung up between them and on De-cember 4th the girl went into the thick of the battle to meet her lover and they were married with a band of revolutionists as wit nesses'. The bride re-turned to Manila and two days later the young husband was captured. The Spanish general visited the pris oner and offered him life and liberty and ptfssportß for himself and wife If he would persuade the insurgents to yield. Rizal refused to buy his freedom at such a price and he was shot to death by tht Spaniards. Mrs. Rizal went to Japan and there found sympathy and encouragement Through her arms and supplies were sent to the insurgents In the Philippines. Many cases of arms and ammunition have been* shipped from Philadelphia to Canada, whence they will be shipped, to Japan. A well-known arms manufactur tM concern is said to have sent thousand? Of rifles. A band of recruits will be sent from America as soon as they can be collected. The work has all been done so shrewdly that the presence of Mrs. Itlzal in Philadelphia has been known to only- two or. three of her most trusted friends. One of the most important steps ye', taken by the Philippine insurgents has been the resolution to join forces with Cuba fpr their mutual interests. It is said Mrs. Rizal has been Instrumental in drawing up an agreement by which the Cuban Junta and Philippine patriots will act ln unison. She has been in con sultation with the most influential Cubans. Mrs. Rizal will go to Japan from Phil adelphia and it ls her intention to head the troops in person when she returns to the island. The expedition which Mrs. Rizal will soon lead is the first organized In the United States, but a permanent arga-nlzarion has been formed which will act In accord with the Cuban Junta, for supplying troops and war munitions to the forces In the field. THE DUKE DENIES MADRID, Sept. 22.—The duke of Tetuan, the Spanish minister of foreign affairs, in the course of an interview today with the correspondent of the As sociated Press, denies that the govern ment has received an. ultimatum from the United States with regard to Cuba, and says that he has received a cable gram from Senor de Lome, the Spanish minister to the United States, to the same effect and also denying the exist ence of an ultimatum. Evening.—Contrary to expectations confidently entertained today, Senor Reverter, minister of finance, has not resigned his protfolio. EUROPEAN CONSENT WASHINGTON. Sept. 22.—The state department officials refuse to discuss the most important statement made in the Associated Press cable dispatch from Madrid, namely, that the countries o£Europe, with theexception of Austria. Justify the interposition of the United States in favor of a termination of the Cuban war. Although it was generally supposed at the time that this effort would not succeed', there is now good reason to accept the statement in the Madrid cabie as fully warranted by the facts. A CUBAN ELECTION HAVANA, via Key West, Sept. 22.— According to advices from Puerto Prin cipe, Senor Bartolome Maseo has been elected vice-president of the Cuban re public. General Gomez has been ap pointed- minister of war, and Callxto Garcia has been appointed major-gen eral. General Gomez remains common der-ln-chlef of the army of liberation. VELASQUEZ CONFESSES Arroyo Killed by Order of the Police Chief CITY OF MEXICO, Sept. 22.—Senor Don Eduardo Velasquez, late chief of police, today confessed that he directs d toe killing of Arroyo, tho assailant of President Diaz. Velasquez was removed from office and placed in Beiem prte-m on suspicion of having acquiesced in th i killing of Arroyo. Today, during the official investigation, the former chief of police was placed on the stand and as-ki J to detail his connection with the affair. To all questions he responded that he was a great admirer or the presiden;, and hi felt that the scandalous attempt made upon his life merited severe pu!\ fehment. The judge permitted this evasive reply for some time and then ordered the inspector to reply directly to tbe question. Seeing no escape, tha officer confessed without reservation, the part he took In the tragedy. A groom in the service of Velasquez was exam ined. He said on the night before the killing Don Eduardo had s-ent him to buy knives, which he had delivered'over to his master without knowing for what reason he had been ordered to purchase them. The Judge placed before the groom some knives used in the com mitment of the crime, mixed with others ,and' the groom selected those that he bad purchased. A Diphtheria Epidemic SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 22—The board of health Is apprehensive that a diphtheria epidemic is tin-pending in the Chinese quarter, and extraordinary pre cautions are being taken lo prevent a spread of the disease. If the situation should grow more alarming, Chinatown will probably be quarantined agalrst the rest of the city, and Its population compelled to remain within the lines un til all danger ls passed. Exiled for Japan SEATTLE, Wash.. Sept. 22.—The- Steamship Kagoshima of the Nippor Tusen Kalsha line sailed today for the Orient with a cargo of 4000 tons, valued at $32*700, the largest single consignment Wing 40,000 steel rails and equipment mm*** U Chemulpo, Korea, FEVER CASES Show a Steady Increase in Number MOST PATIENTS DOING WELL THREE DEATHS ONLY DURING THE DAT Strong Hope Belt That the Scourge May Be Held in Cheek Until Frost Kills It Associated Press Special Wire. NEW ORLEANS, La„ Sept. 22.—The official record of the board of Health up to 6 o'clock showed a total of 12 cases since 6 o'clock yesterday evening and two deaths. The new cases are, for the most part, widely scattered, and sev eral of them at least do not seem to have been the outcome of local infection, Members ot the board of health this afternoon paid a visit to the camp of de tention at Oakland park. They found everything in excellent condition, and the refugees comfortably situated. This morning wagonettes went down to the Italian quarter and moved out to the camp a large number of people. At first the Italians, many of whom are un able to speak English, were decidedly mutinous, and declined to enter the ve hicles, but the Italian consul ami a num ber of policemen soon, convinced them that It was to their interest to go to the camp of detention, and they finally yielded. It is expected that by tomor row night there will be a couple of hun dred refugees in the camp. Strict mili tary discipline will rule the camp, and there will be guards stationed at all avenues of approach and exit. At 6 o'clock tonight the physician, in charge of the camp announced that a-11 of the refugees in camp were well. There were seven new case reported at Ocean Springs today, and seven patients who had been ill were ciischarged. There are still fifteen under treatment. At Biloxi. Michael Levy, agedtl", died this morning of the fever. J. W. Swetman, a prominent druggist of Biloxi, and his wife, are among the new cases of sickness reported today. There are now 200 whites and negroes at the Fontainbleau detention camp. Peo ple are constantly arriving, and a special train is making frequent trips between the infected towns and the camp. The patients In the marine hospital tents are doing well, and are understood to be in no cianger. PRECAUTIONS TAKEN VICKSBURG, Miss.. Sept. 22.—The stare board of health wired the failow ing message to Superintendent Terrell of the railway mail service at Atlanta this afternoon, in reply to his message concerning information from Infected points: Mail is properly fumigated at all in jected points, except at Edwards, and will be received at all points In Missis sippi. An inspection was made at Ed ; wards in order, to have any mail ser vice at all In that line. (Signed) J. F. HUNTER, M. D., W. D. KIGER. At the request of the Louisiana state board the Mississippi board will send Dr. Frank Nailles. a yellow fever expert, to investigate suspicious cases at Cali fornia, Tallulah and New Delphi, La. He goes by special train. Last night two guards near Vicksburg halted three men coming In. who at once fired on the guards. The latter returned the fire, when a scream from one of the assailants was heard. The Identity of the attacking party is not known. Headquarters of the state board of health was established at Jackson today. Dr. Kiger went over today, but will re turn. OFFICIAL REPORTS WASHINGTON, Sept. 22—Dr. Mur ray, In charge of the yellow fever work at Ocean Springe l , in a telegram to the sur geon. of the marine hospital, says that he has just visited Biloxl and. that up to and including the2oth there had been forty-two cases at that place and two deaths. Dr. Geddlngs, writing from Jackson. Miss., says: "We today believe the yellow fever in this state Ls confined to Edwards and the Gulf coafft." He says there were twelve cases at Edwards yesterday—ten being among the whites and two among the colored people. There have been sixty-eight cases in Edwards and vicinity. PRAYING FOR FROST EDWARDS. Sept. 22.—Eight new case? of yellow fever are reported, making a total to date of eighty. There was one death today. The disease is rapidly spreading and while regarded as of a mild type-, it is feared- It will become more malignant on account of cool weather. The Indications- are that nothing but a killing frost can allay the disease. IN ALABAMA MOBILE, Ala., Sept. 22.—There was a slight UKJl'tiaas in the number of new case? of yellow fever during the twenty fuur hours ending at noon today, but this was offset by the announcement that there were no deaths to record; that five patients were discharged and thatatl the patients were doing well. There have been no deaths here since Saturday last, and the total number of deaths are three. The total number of cases is thirty-four, IN TEXAS AUSTIN. Texas, Sept. 22.—A genuine case of yellow fever was re-ported this morning from Beaumont. A smalt boy died there. Many think the mails brini? the fever Into the State and Governor Culberson will be asked to cut off al. train service between Louisiana and Texas entirely. Beaumont ls surrounded by a rigid quarantine. CAUSES ANXIETY HOUSTON, Tex, Sept. 22 —The death of the Lovejoy boy at Beaumont today has caused some consternation ln this city. The town is rigidly quarantined. A KENTUCKY CASE LOUISVILLE, Sept. 22 —The second case of yellow fever to develop In Louis ville was today discovered by Health Officer White. The patient is John Mc I 'Doug-all, a machinist -in the Louisville and Nashville railroad shops. He re cently came here from Mo bile. LOS ANGELES HERALD j THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 23,1897 A BAD BRITON The Author of Luetgert's Troubles ROBBED THE SAUSAGE MAKER POVERTY DROVE THE WIFE INSANE The Defense Makes Claims, Which, if Prioven True, Will Certainly Clear the Defendant Associated Press Special Wire. CHICAGO, Sept. 22.—Ex-Judge Vin cent sprung a surprise on the prosecu tion in the Luetgert murder trial in his opening statement today by his ref erence to a man named Robert Davey. who, he said, was the original medium through which all of Luetgert's trouble arose, andl whose actions resulted in Luetgert be>ing charged with murder. A little over a year ago. Satan, in the shape of a medium-sized, well-dressed and educated Englishman named Rob ert Davey, came to Luetgert and caused all his trouble, said ex-Judge Vincent. "This man came with forged letters of Introduction, representing himself as a man of means. Luetgert always car ried' his heart on his sleeve, as you will see when he goes on the witness stand. Davey told Luetgert he could be the sausage king of the world," went on ex- Judge Vincent, "and Luetgert believed him. for Davey- was an artist in painting glowing pictures of wealth and fame. He told Luetgert he represented an English syndicate and that a company would be organized with a capital of $500,000 and bonds for an additional $400,000 could be issued. The company would be known as the A. L. Luetgert Sausage and Packing Company, Davey said, and Luetgert would be given $200, --000 cash and $160,000 worth of stock. Out of the cash he could pay off $50,000 in debtedness, which was covered by a mortgage on the factory. "Mrs. Luetgert was delighted over the visions of wealth revealed by Davey's picture, ar.d Luetgert, uneducated, hon est and without, suspicion, was pleased over the prospects of ranking with the Armours. Swifts and Nelson Morris in the meat world. Davey had his expenses during the time he was negotiating with Luetgert, whom he had induced to close the factory preparatory to the change which was to.have taken place January Ist, 1897. He catled upon Luetgert for money and got it, in all about $25,000, and finally Davey told Luetgert the money and bonds tvere in custody of the Continental Bond Company of New v/ork. Luetgert and Judge Goodrich, to whom Luetgert toild his story, went to New York. But none of the bankers or bond companies of that city had ever heard of Davey, and said. Luetgert had been swindled." The attorney told how Luetgert's busi ness had been injured by the closing of the factory, and in addition to the loss of $25,000 to Davey lost by the failure of E. S. Dreyer and Company's bank. Then he borrowed $20,000 from Foreman Urothers, bankers, placing another mort gage on the factory. Finally, failure came and disaster drove Mrs. Luetgert to the verge of insanity. Later the woman became Insane, the. lawyer said, and wandered away. The life of Luetgert was briefly sketch ed. Arrived in America 32 years ago without a dollar, counsel said, by in dustry and thrift he built up an enor mous business. He made three million pounds of sausage a year and sold tt all v " th.= fr'"-trv Often there were 100,000 pounds of meat ln the factory at one time, and sales from the factory to lucai cusKomvun avejagcu $150 per day. Nineteen years ago, Luet gert married Miss Louise Bickner, the woman he is said to have killed. She was his second wife. They had four chil dren, two boys and two girls. The lat ter are now dead. Attorney Vincent startled the prosecu tion by the magnitude of his claims in -.he last few minutes of the morning ses sion, that Mrs. Luetgert is alive. He said he would prove it by witnesses who had seen her since May Ist. and would also prove that the bones found in the vat are not human, but were put there by the police authorities. The attorney said he would show that the rings are not Mrs. Luetgert's. The attorney's speech made an Impres sion on those in the court room and there ,vas a more cheerful smile on Luetgert's face as he limped back to jail. The first witness for the defense in the Luetgert trial was called today and there will be three weeks of evidence tending to prove his innocence before the attorneys In the case commence their final arguments. During Ore afternoon session three of the witnesses were heard. The first called was ex-Judge A. A. Goodrich, partner of ex-Judge Vincent, chief counsel for the defense. The witness said that on May 30th Luetgert came to his office and with tears in his eyes in formed him that Mrs. Luetgert had dis appeared. "I advised him to keep the matter out of the newspapers." said ex-Judge Goodrich. "I told him if his creditors, to whom he owed some ?30,000, heard of the disappearance they would foreclose immediately." Adolph Delant, a drayman, testified that on May Ist he took three barrels of grease and tallow to Luetgert's factory. He understood the stuff was to be used In making soap. Rosa Gleich of 1359 Paulina' street. Lake View, was called to the witness *tar»d to impeach the evidence of Emma Schimpke, who testified for the prose cution and said she saw Luetgert and. his wife going from the Luetgert resi dence to the sausage factory about 10 ocloek on the night of May Ist. A DUKE'S DEATH A German, Torpedo Boat Tips Over and Sink* HAMBURG, Sept. 22.—Torpedo boat No. 24 capsized and sank near the first light ship of Cuxhaven. Eight of the crew. Including Commander Duke Fred erick William of Mecklenburg-Schwer- in, were drowned. The Duke was born ln 1871, held the rank ot Lleuteuant In. the Qerman navy and was brother to the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg- Schwerln. A salvage steamer bas gone t* tks) seen* ot tha disaster, « - TEAM RECORD Loses Just a Quarter of a Second J. R. GENTRY AND ROBERT J. BEAT THE WORLD AT TROTTING DOUBLE The Warmest Kind of Sport at the Stockton Fair—Other Results. Ball Games Associated Press Special Wire. PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 22.—The famous pacers, Jro. R. Gentry and Rob ert J., hitched together this afternoon lowered the world's double team record for a mile to 2:09 on the track of the Bei mont Driving ciub. The previous record was 2:09%, held by Mrs. W. E. D. Stokes' Miss Rita and Josie. B. With the exception of a light breeae, the weather conditions were good for the trial. The track itself was also in good condition although it is rated two seconds slow by expert turf men. As a preliminary the two pacers were given a warming up in sulkies. During the preliminary work, Gentry was sent a mile ln 2:14. It was 4:30 ocloek when the 2500 people present greeted the famous pair as they came up the stretch for the paddock. Robert J. had' the pole. They were hitch ed to a pneumatic-tired wagon which weighed just sixty-ore pounds. The reins were held by E. R. Bowne, who tipped the scales at*lss pounds. Bowne took the turf champions twice around the mile track for warming up, and then started for the wire. As the team came down the stretch toward the wire, Gentry, who was the near horse, broke, and they were taken back to ! he three-quarter post and again started. As they neared the wire a second time, driver Bowne gave the nod 1 to Starter Marshall and they were off amid the cheers of the crowd. When the watches ■recorded 33 seconds for the first quarter, the crowd almost lost hope of the team lowering the record. They were going beautifully, however, and the next quarter proved to be the fastest of the four. This was made ln 31%, or 1:04% for the half mile As they passed the half mile post Gentry's near front knee boot came down, and every time he step ped he would holst'his leg in an effort to free himself of it. Bowne had the pair well in hand', and the three-quarters was made in 1:37. As they came down the stretch the pair for some distance kept nearly ln step and they were pacing beautifully as they passed under the wire There had rot been a misstep during the whole mile. When the offic ial time, 2:09, was posted, the cheering crowd, swarmed over the track and gath ered about the handsome pacers. Gen try's leg was slightly cut where the loose boot had rubbed it. Mr. Bowne, after the trial said the team would have made the mile in 2:07% or better had not Gentry's boot become loosened. STOCKTON RACKS STOCKTON, Cal., Sept. 22.—The hot test race of the circuit was seen here to day, and old horsemen say nothing on record equals it in Interest. It was a flve-furlong selling dash for two-year olcis, and was run ln two dead heats, when darkness came on and prevented the third to decWe the contest. The pool money was divided, and the people went home to talk of one of the most ex citing sprints ln the history of racing. Then race was between Glenn Ann, by Imp. St. Andrew, and Bottlewasher, by Silver lKng. The boys, Holmes and McDonald, rode the race of their lives and worked their mounts to the limit of their speed In the first heat the bunch was sent away to a fair start, with the St. Andrew filly two lengths ln front. She opened up a gap of three lengths at the half, but Bottlewasher closed up, and was almost on even terms when they straightened away from home. At the seven-eighths pole the pair hooked up and both caught whip and spur. Down the stretch they came, but do what they could, neither of the boys could land a winner, and the five other horses fin ished three lengths back. The time was 1:03. Glenn Ann was the favorite in the betting, at $10, $5 for Bottlewasher and $4 for the field. The judges called the two horses out for a second trial af ter twenty minutes. They went away to a perfect start, and raced as a double team the entire distance. At no time was there over three or four inches dif ference between them. The boys rode hard, but neither horse could get in front. The judges decided it a dead heat, and divided the money. The other events were of a high order, and were won by hot favorites. Keat ing laid up the first heat In the 2:15 trot, and humeri up considerable money. Summaries: Trotting, 2:15 class— T. E. Heating's Antrlma, by An trim-Meredith (Keating) 3 111 Conn, by Inea (Kelly) 12 3 2 Chico, by Monroe Chief (Sullivan).. 4 3 2 3 Native State, by Star Sultan (Ma ben) 2 4 4 4 Time, 2:17%, 2:17%, 2:17, 2:17%. Running, seven furlongs, selling—F. S. Warwick's Mollie R., 100 (McGinn), won; Lady Hurst, 107, (Holmes), sec ond* Elmer F., 107, (McNlchols), third. Time, 1:29. Riot, Cheridah and Tom Clark also ran. Trotting, 2:17 class— A. B. Spreckels' Dlone, by Eros-Gra cle S.-Speculation (Keating) 11l Margaret Worth, by Alex Button (Franklin) 3 2 3 Daisy Wood, by Silkwood (Maben).. 2 4 5 Dr. Leek, by Sidney (Donathan).... 5 5 2 Clay S., by Grover Clay (Garman)... 4 3 4 Bonner N. 8., by Daly (Norton) 5 dls Time, 2:15%, 2:14, 2:17%. Five furlongs, selling, two-year-olds— Glenn Ann, 106, (Holmes), and Bottle washer, 100, (McDonald), ran' a dead heat twice; Kylee, 109, (Glover), third. Time, 1:03 and 1:03. Amasa, Atom, Sabaoth, Bright Mars also ran. AT FORT ERIE BUFFALO, Sept. 22.—Results at Fort Erie: Five furlongs—Myth won, Lillle Seals second, Wedlock third; time, 1:02%. One mile —AUer won, Kingston sec ond, Kingstone third; time, 1:42%. Mile and a quarter—Lakeshore won, Free Lance second, Magasine third'; time, 2:09%. Seven furlong*—Sty Fox won. Storm King second. Nabob third: time, 1:28. Six furlongs.selling—Burns won, Belle of Klllarney second, Loulu R. third; time, 1:16%. AT CINCINNATI CINCINNATI. Sept, 22.—Reaults at Oakley: Five furlongs—Henry of Franstamer won, McCleary second, CreeUmoore L. third; time, 1:03. Six and a half furlongs—Osman won. Turtle Dove second, id Law third; time, 1:22. Six furlongs—Flop won, Mystery sec ond, Margaret Jane third; time, 1:16%. Seven furlongs—Ramona won, Big Knight second, Umbrella third; time, 1:27. One mile —Kitty B. won, Mertle Reed second. ABC third; time, 1:42%. Six furlongs— Motllla won, Carlotta C. second, £«ydam third; time, 1:14%. AT CHCAGO CHICAGO, Sept. 22.—Results: Six and a half furlongs—Little Singer won, Geo. B. second, Treeby third; time, 1:22%. Six furlongs—Pinar del Rio won, Ben Frost second, Candleback third; time, 1:15%. One mile—Lew Hopper won, Heidel berg second, Serena third; time, 1:41%. Five furlongs—Our ertie won, Fair Deceiver second, Elsie Bramble thiru; time, 1:01%. Mile and a quarter, hurdles—Col. Weightman won, Proverb second, Tem plemore third; time, 2:20. Mile and a sixteenth—Moncraith won, Bing Binger second, Fervor third; time, 1:48%. AT GRAVESEND New Tork, Sept. 22.—Results at Gravesend; Six furlongs—Tripping won* Rubicon second, Geo. H. Ketcham third; time, 1:15%. Mile and an eighth—KlngT. won, Ber nardino second, Howard Mann third; time, 1:56%. Five furlongs—Domestic won, Hln doonet second. Homelike third; time, 1:02%. Mile and an eighth—Ornament won, Sunny Slope second, Partridge third; time, 1:57%. Six furlongs—Eben Ray won, Tappan second, Fireside third; time, 1:17. Five furlongs—Miss Marian won, Ze lia second, Merlin third; time, 1:02%. Hurdle, mile and three quarters—Sir Vassar won, Waltzer second, Forget third; time, 3:20%. JOCKEY CLUB STAKES SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22.—The Cal ifornia Jockey Club of this city have is sued their second list of stake events to be contested during the coming winter and spring meetings on the Oakland race tracks. The entries up to the present time are much larger than those of last year, although many from the East have not yet arrived. The following ls the list: The Burne handicap, $10,000, a handi cap for all ages, one and a quarter miles. The Thornton stakes, $3000, for 3-year olds and upwards, four miles. The Palace Hotel handicap, $2000, for all wges, one mile and a furlong. The Gunst stakes, $1500, for all ages, one and a sixteenth miles. The Baldwin Hotel handicap, $1500, for all ages, one mile. The Follansbee handicap, $1260, for all ages, one mile. The McLaughlin selling stakes, $1250, for all ages, one and a sixteenth miles. The Pacific Union stakes, $1500, for all ages, one mile and a furlong. The Lissak stakes, $1250, for 3-year olds, six furlongs. The Rancho del Paso handicap, $1250, for 3-year-olde, one mile. The entries to the above are to close on November 10th. Entries to the following close on Jan uary 1, 1898: The Elmswood stakes, for foals of 1896, $1000. The Flying stakes, for foals of 1896, $1000. The Racing stakes, for foale of 1896, $1000. The Waterhouse stakes, for foals of 1896, $1350. The General Arthur Cigar stakes, for foals of 1896,1250. Candelaria handicap, for foals of 1896, $1500. POINTER DEFEATED MILWAUKEE, Sept. 22.—Joe Patchen easily defeated Star Pointer two out of three heats at the fair grounds here to day. Pointer won. the first heat In 2:03%, breaking the Btate record. The big bay acted badly in the second and third heats and Patchen got the $2000 purse. Patchen got the pole in the first heat. They had gone but a few yards when Patchen broke and did not get down to business again until he reached the three-eighths pole, after which he gained on Pointer, but the latter passed under the wire a winner by two and a half lengths. Time by quarters, 31%, 1:03%, 1:34%, 2:03%. In the second heat Star Pointer had the pole. Just as the quarter was reached he began to break and made a very poor showing the rest of the distance, Patchen leading him at the finish by several lengths with ease; time, 2:11%. The third heat Pointer again had the pole and proved to be an easy thing for Patchen. The starter had barely said the word "go" when Pointer commenced to break and the heat was won by Patchen without any exertion in 2:07%. ON THE DIAMOND Expelled Tournament Teams Will Form a League SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22.— H. H. Divine, manager of the Gilt Edge base ball club of Sacramento, which was ex pelled from the tournament, declares . a new association will be formed, to con sist of the Gilt Edges, the Reliance, a nine from Stockton and a nine from this city. LEAGUE GAMES NEW TORK, Sept. 22.—New Tork made nearly enough runs in tbe first and second innings off Amole to win the game, and as he was a trifle wild and also easy, Robinson put Hotter in. Hotter pitched a beautiful game and was very effective. Attendance, 4300. Score: New Tork 6, hits 6, errors; Baltimore 4, hits 9, errors 2. Cleveland—The Colts put up the most horrible fielding game seen here this year, while the Indians slugged the bail hard all the time. Attendance, 400. Score- Cleveland 18, basehlts 18, errors 4; Chi cago 7, basehlts 8, errors 9. Boston—lt was a cold, bleak day to ait through a ball game and when Lynch called the game at theend of the seventh on account of darkness few were sorry. Attendance, 2500. Score: Boston 12, hits 15, errors 1; Brooklyn 0, hits 7, errors 5. Philadelphia—PhllaoTelphia defeated Washington today ln the lsst game of the season here. Attendance, 1100. Score: Washington 4, hits 10, errors i; Phila delphia E, hits 8, errors S. Pittsburg—The Pirates and Rtda split even today on two game;. In the first game Klllen was hit very hard, while Dwyer kept his hits scattered. In the second game Peltz's support was very poor. Darkness ended the game ln the seventh Inning. Attendance, 1800. Score: Pittsburg 2, hits 9, errors 3; Cincinnati 13, hits 21, errorsl. Second game—Pittsburg 8, hits 9, errors 3; Cincinnati 4, hits 6, errors 6. WEBSTER'S DEFENSE Mysterious Mr. Mullan to Be Used as Scapegoat SPOKANE, Wash., Sept. 22—The de fense ln the Webster murder trial tipped its hand today for the first time. Web ster Is on trial for the murder of Mrs. Aspland near Cheney. He stopped' on that night at the home of Aspland. During the night he wen.t to the bedside of the woman and made Improper sug gestions. She ordered him out of the room. Later he went outside and ?he locked the door against him. He called for his clothes and while Mrs. Aspland was passing them out over the top of the window she was shot. Defense will claim that the killing was done by a mysterious person named Mullan and will seek to prove their contention In part with the dying statement of the murdered woman. The dying statement was introduced today and created a sensation. In It Mrs. Aspland was asked: "Was there ar.ybody with George Webster when he fired the shot?" She replied: "There was another fel low outside with him; don't know his name. He came out from Cheney. He came after dark." APPEALS TO LAW San Francisco's Supervisoral Muddle Grows Worse SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22—The Su pervisors! muddle was further Involved this morning by the' refusal of Auditor Broderlck to recognize either of the tax levies submitted, by the old 1 and new Boards of Supervisors. After several days of legal wrangling he says that he cannot make up his mind which of the two levies is the correct one, and that therefore he will let the Supreme Court decide the momentous question for him so as to avoid possibility of any mis take. He will probably be mandamused by both boards. Thomas Morton, a member of the old board of supervisors, applied to the su preme court late this afternoon for a writ of mandamus to compel Auditor Broderlck to recognize the validity of the tax levy submitted by the ousted board. The Stanworth Case WASHINGTON, Sept. 22.—The navy department has just made public the proceedings of the court martial ln the oese of Lieutenant G. Stanwbrth, charged with intoxication on duty on board the Adams at Port Angeles, Wash. The papers are remarkable for the se verity of the censure passed on both the court and the defendant by Acting Sec retary Roosevelt in his endorsement upon the case. The defendant pleaded ln bar that he had previously been sus pended from duty by the captain, and the court allowed the sufficiency of this plea. In his endorsement Mr. Roose velt says, after reviewing the history of the case: "The court clearly erred in this case. In the first Instance, in, sus taining the plea of the accused In bar of trial, and again in refusing to correct Us error when pointed out by the depart ment. It is difficult to understand the display of obstinacy thus presented." A Boardinghouse Robbed SACRAMENTO, Cal., Sept. 22.—A boarding house kept by Mrs. Weller, at Eleventh and H streets, was entered, on Monday night and robbed of about $500 worth of silverware. All the sil verware on the sideboard was taken, some twenty pieces ln all, including a water pitcher, two tea pots, sugar bowl, cream pitcher, Bpoonholder, knives, forks, napkin rings, etc. Most of the pieces were stamped "Weller," but one napkin ring ls marked "Dr. Blanchard," and another "Flora." The police have no clew. Mexican Coal Mines SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 22.—The Southern Pacific Railroad company thinks it will soon develop great coal mines ln the state of Sonora, Mex. Five prominent officials of the company, with H. E. Huntington at their head, have just returned from a hasty visit to that region. The company has secured an option on what It believes to be rich anthracite coal fields of wide area. Mr. Huntington says that the coal produc ing territory is about sixty miles square. Money for Wheat SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22.—The steamship Moano, due at this port to morrow, will bring $4,000,000 in gold to pay for wheat shipped from here to England. This Is the second payment from the same source for this season's crop. The Mariposa brought $2,260,000 in sovereigns last month, and a con servative estimate places the amount to be received tor the season from that source at $25,000,000. Deputies Held to Answer WILKBSBABBB, Sept. 22.—The pre liminary examination of Sheriff Martin and 1 deputies was concluded today, all being" held to answer ln the sum of $6000 each for the murder and an additional $1000 for feloniously wounding. Bonds were provided by the Philadelphia Trust Company. D 5 SANDEN'S yAfflv, The Electric Belt is now rec» ognized by the best physicians If///JmK 7/fc as the most convenient and •^^W^ I™'1™' effective means of applying Electricity. Nothing in the %JM world will equal Dr. Sanden's IP Wk jK]3^ l Vinous Electric Belt. These vW?w,v j points are its strong ones— , JL strength of current given; dur- Splk. ability (guaranteed one year), |OP and patented regular to con *w3f* trol the current. No Electric Belt can be used with conven ience unless'the patent Is able to control the current. No other Belt has a regulator. The strongest point in favor of Dr. Sanden's Belt is—it cures. Book free. SANDEN ELECTRIC CO. w^M^l^S!Sll. c iiL aMomiat • Obh Boon—• M, to 8 p.m.; •rtnlngt, Tto I; Bunda/i, 10 to L LOUD CHEERS Welcome McKinley to North Adams HOOSAC VALLEY FARMERS APPRECIATE THE HONOR SHOWN THEM The President Gracefully Recognize* the Work of Massachusetts for the Common Good Associated Press Special Wire. ADAMS, Mass., Sept. 22.—When th* presidential train reached the station here the president's private car waa shifted a short distance beyond the plat form and nearly at the entrance to tha spacious grounds of the Plunkett estate. As the car came to a stop a salute of twenty-one guns was fired from an emi nence In the rear of Mr. Plunkett's resi dence by a detachment of the local mili tia company. On the piazza of the man sion Mr. and Mrs. Plunkett received their guests. Secretary and Mrs. Long, with Charles T. Plunkett and other mem bers of the host's family, were present. President and Mrs. McKinley took seats upon the carpeted piazza, and an hour was given up to conversation. Lunch was served at noon and was en tirely Informal. At 2:20 the presidential train was again entered and the party taken to North Adams. AT NORTH ADAMS NORTH ADAMS, Mass., Sept. 22.—Aa the president's special train neared the depot, coming from Adams, the crush cf people around the platform was very great. Three rousing cheers were given as the president stepped from the plat form of the car, and at the same in stant a salute of tweTfty-one guns was fired by a detachment of artillery ln po sition on the extreme top of a high hill near the station. The president was greeted on the platform by Acting Mayor Proctor, who extended the wel come of the city and spoke words of greeting. The party Immediately en tered carriages and were driven through the principal streets. The president, Mrs. McKinley, Miss McKinley, together with Mr. Plunkett, were in the latter's handsome four-in-hand. The presiden tial party was escorted by Companies I, M and L of the Second regiment, M.N.Q. There was unbounded enthusiasm, and the president was cheered at every point along the route. Both he and Mrs. McKinley responded to the cheers of the multitude, the president by bowing his uncovered head, and Mrs. McKinley by waving a handkerchief. It was 3:10 be fore the fair grounds were reached. All the buildings here were beautifully i decorated, and a special stand had been erected for the use of the party. When Ihe president's carriage entered the grounds there was a tremendous cheer, and fully 20,000 people greeted the president. The president and cabi net officers for some moments stood on the platform bowing and smiling. After quiet had been restored, Hon. W. B. Plunkett, as president of the Hoosac Valley agricultural association, said a few words in a happy way, an nouncing the honor done the city and fair by the visit of the president. He then introduced Lieutenant-Governor W. Murray Crane, who introduced the president. The applause that went up from the crowd was deafening. It was the heartiest reception given a public man In Western Massachusetts for a decade. It waß several minutes before the president was able to make himself heard, as at every word uttered the crowd would cheer. The president's speech was brief, and wholly laudatory of the people of Mas sachusetts and their state. He spoke eloquently of the part played by New England ln the earlier struggles of the nation, and of the mighty force of her people ln the country's later up-building and progress. The New England kitch en, he said, had been established ln every part of the country, "and wherever es tablished there goes out from It good thoughts and deeds, good men and wo men, supporting our glorious political fabric and advancing justice among all men." Nicaragua Duties WASHINGTON, Sept. 22.—The own ers of the gold mines tn Nicaragua are worried over a decree published August 15th, ar..d taking effect immediately, and being an export duty of $1 gold per ounce on gold Ingots and $2 per ounce on gold dust. The Information comes to the state department from Consular Agent Clancey, at Blueflelds. He says the old duty was 35.44 cents per our.cc on gold. The mining interests have united ln pe titioning the government to revoke tha decree, which, they assert, would be ruinous to a new Industry. Last year the gold exports from Blueflelds amount ed to 1169.565, an Increase of $31,636 over the preceding year's shipments.