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_oP*\ m\ Los Angeles' Society Vaudeville Theater
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STANLEY WHIITNG, Comedy Musical Artist; '
LEONIDAS' Cats and Dogs PRICEi NEVER CiI.VNUiNc;. Evening— Reserved scats. 600 mi l
26cjOaliory, luc. Regular matinee* Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday Telephone Main 14i7
Rurbank Theater ioSixolgfM^Tll'oiTT
MATINEE TODAY at 2:10 p.m.
Uonight and Uomorrow J?i_7ht , , ZfAff U/Or~tcl,,
Commencing Mondiy, Sept. 27th, THE BROADWAY THEATER COMPANY
Will produce Bronson Howard's j Q/L»,*»_m Q7?~* at Jsmam
Charming Comedy Drama ( .... «** OUJIQ i/frSt U/MtrirOp. .. .
Seats now on sale PRlCES—Gallery, 10c. Balcony, 250, Dress Circle 2do, Orchestra, 600
Box ofliee open 0::i0 a. m. to p m Telephone Main 1270
VUathington Street Grounds
Uuesday and Wednesday, September 28-29
Waiter X. Train's
Srandest and Shows
With its vast concourse 01 arenic vvonders, ltfl magnitieent trained animal display, its superb
■tud of imp <rted and thoroughbred horses and mnnv cages of rare wild beasts, its thiiiling
hippodrome race*, its one hundred exalted circus performers and its many new and startling
features voll present the most stupendous entertainment ever presented under canvas in the
city. Admission to all, 60c. Cuiidren, half price Two grand performances daily at 2 and 8
p.m. Reserved seats on sale at Blanehard-FitZTerald '-o. Music Store on cireu-* days.
germinal Attractions Sunday, September 26
/» tn L (Boiting, Fishing. Bathing, Driving, Mammoth Whale Skeleton on
JLona JJOCtcn > • exhibition free
Ttorminal Jstand {Rowing, Fishing. Sailing. Bathing. Unsurpassed service at YE
Trains leave First Street Stitlon Sundays 8:10. 10::«) a. tn.i 1:22, 6115 p. m. Arrive 8:15, 11145
a. in ; 4:>o. 8:25 p. m 50 CENTS ROUND UUP
Qstrlch Farm—South Pasadena
9/i'ne Chicks Jfatenod September 9th
V3««.«,-> ID-i-ftPo,-* 114 AND 116 COURT STREET
aenina Bullet paul kkrkow, prop.
Free, Refined Kntertalnmcnts. Classical Music tvery Evening. Austrian-Hungarian
Kitchen and Fine Cuisine All Day
Cleveland! Cycles 1 <£• &
Left a Letter Saying That Loyalty to
Diaz Warranted the Act He
CITY OF MEXICO, Sept. 24—Ex-In
epector-General of Police Eduardo Ve
lasquez, at the early age of 32 years, lies
tonight a corpse, having taken his life in
Belem prison some time during this
morning. The inspector blew his brains
out with a revolver. He was proud, ex
ceedingly reserved, rarely being known
to smile, and very ambitious, his rise
from a humble position through various
posts to the command of the police hav
ing been sufficient to attract attention to
him as a man of great talent. He was
subjected yesterday to a long examina
tion by Judge Flores, and at the conclu
sion, on his return to a room of the
prison, it was noticed that he showed
great dejection and anguish of mind.
He has always been in the habit of re
tiring late, and in prison kept up his cus
tom, retiring about 3 o'clock in the
morning. At 11 o'clock this morning
the warden of the prison went to call
him, He found the inspector dead, with
a bullet wound in the right temple, and
on investigation found a small two
barreled pistol, with which 'the act had
been committed. The muzzle of the
pistol had been placed so close to the
temple and pressed into the skin so hard
that It practically made no noise on
being discharged, hence the reason of no
report being heard by the guards.
In a letter left in the room Velasquez
said that the crime of putting Arroyo
to death was suggested to him by In
spector Villavicenio, cf the Second police
district, who Is in prison. He felt, he
paid, that his, loyalty to the chief magis
trate, whose life had been attempted,
warranted him in putting Arroyo to
Methodists South
OAKLAND, Cal., Sept. 24.—The an
nual conference of the Methodist Church
South was opened today by Rev. George
Baugh. Rev. ,T. Gruell of San Jose, who
is 90 years of age. delivered a forcible
address. Rev. G. W. Archer of Visalia,
formerly a Baptist minister, was ad
mitted into fellowship. A caucus of
lay members, led by J. P. Strolher. was
held regarding a petition urging the cur
tailing of the powers of presiding elders.
The petitioners contend that pastors are
now prohibited from exercising discre
tion as to the appointment of evangelists
in their districts. The matter will
probably be brought before the confer
Demand for Wines
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24.— J. A.
Fllrher. manager of the state board of
trade, is in receipt of a letter from Rob
ert IL: ''tor, California's commissioner at
Hamburg, stating that inquiry for Cal
ifornia wine is increasing in that city.
The Austrian consul at Hamburg wants 1
California's Hamburg exhibit taken to
Vienna. Mr. Filcher is considering the
Fired the Ship
British hark Cloncalrd. which ls re»dy
to sail for Europe with a cargo of wheat,
was set on Are this morning, presumably
by some of the sailors who wanted to
prolong their spree on shore. The fire
was started in the fore-peak, but was
discovered by the second mate and ex
tinguished before any damage was dons..
Defeat of Haddah Mullah Is Expected
to Break the Back of tha
SIMLA, Sept. 24.—Owing to the pro
tracted campaign against the Moh
munds, Sir Wm. Lockhart, commander
of the Punjab frontier forces, an.d in su
preme control of the punitive operations,
has decided to postpone the general ad
vance against the Afridis at Tirah, their
summer headquarters, until October
The Afridis are encamped in a strong
position on a rugged plateau which it
will be most difficult to scale, and they
are assembled there in great force.
According to intelligence received
from Samana, an advance body of over
2000 of the enemy has arrived in the
Khanti valley and is watching the
movements of the British troops. The
Afridis are spreading a report that the
Ameer of Afghanistan, has demanded
hostages from them and will help them
if hostages are given.
The news from the Mohmund expedi
tion is very satisfactory.
Gen. Jeffreys, who is meeting with
lttle opposition, is destroying the ene
my's fortifications and villages. The
tribesmen, appear cowed and overtures
of surrender are expected very shortly.
It appears that they lost over seventy
killed and a large number wounded dur
ing the night attack on Gen. Binden-
Blood's forces, which has destroyed
their faith in the mullah, who had prom
ised to close the muzzles of the British
guns by divine power.
The British, who on Wednesday cap
tured Badanianal pass, held by the
Haddah mullah, with a large force of
Mohmunds ar.d Shlnwaris, have push
ed on. from the pass and without oppo
sition have occupied Jarobi, the village
and headquarters of the Haddah mul
lah, who has fled. It is believed, that
the capture of the village and the flight
of the priest will break the back of the
opposition of the tribemnen.and the fur
ther advance of the British is expected.
An American Ship
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 24.—The
British ship Kilbrannon. which w as par
tially wrecked at Port Wilson, on Feb
ruary uth. while on her way from Callao
to the sound in ballast, is now under an
Ajnerlean register. Her name has been
changed to the Marion Chilcoot, and she
w ill be commanded by Captain Weeden,
formerly of the Seminole.
Want High License
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 24.—The As
sociation of Wholesale and-Retail Liquor
dfalers has asked the supervisors to in
crease the liquor license tax from $20 to
$500. It Is thought that the change will
decrease the number of retail dealers In
business and help ihe remaining half.
Pacific Coast Failures
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24.—Brad
street's mercantile agency reports eight
een failure's ln the Pacific eoas«t states
and territories for the- week ending to
day, as compared, wirh twenty-four for
the- previous week- and thirty-two for
the- corresponding week of 1896.
The Public Health
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24—Acting
Health Officer O'Brien denies that diph
theria is epidemic in the Chinese quar
ter, declaring that but two houses have
been quarantined In the district.
The herald
Brings Death to Miners on
the Trail
White Pass Trail Literally
Of the Many Victims' Bodies Only
One Is Recovered, That tff
A. M. Choynski of San
Associated Press Special Wire.
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., Sept. 24.
—The tug Pioneer, Caut. Neilson, ar
rived here at 3 ocloek this rriorning di
rect from Skaguay with news of a gla
cier landslide on the pass, accompanied
by the loss of the lives of several people,
the exact number not being known.
Eighteen persons ir. all —seventeen men
and one woman—were reported missing,
and it is not supposed that more than
seven or eight killed it would not
surprise those who brought out the news
to learn later than none of the missing
ever turr.ed up alive. The accident is
described by some as a snowslide, br
others as a landslide and by others still
as a tearing loose by the rains of a huge
glacier that overhung Sheep Camp and
the trail.
The news reached Skaguay Sunday
evening and the tug Pioneer left there
at 3 ocloek Sunday morning. Wm.
Sprague, brother of Capt. Sprague of the
tug Sea Lion, was a passenger on the
Pioneer, and he tells the following story
of the destructive slide:
"I heard the news of the slide on Sun
day evening from a man who claimed
to have witnessed it. The accident was
caused by the rain. During the first part
of the week it was cold, and ice had
formed all around. On Thursday a
chcnge came and Thursday night and
Friday morning there was a warm rain,
accompanied by a Chinook wind which
thawed out everything. The rain came
down in torrents, the worst storm of
the year for that section, and continued
all Friday and Saturday afternoon.
About noon on Saturday the slide came,
striking the Dyea trail at Sheep Camp.
Just what caused it could not be told,
but there came a slide of earth and'rocks
and water that carried all in its path.
"Sheep Camp was in the path of the
flood and it was literally wiped out of
existence. There were not many people
there on that day compared with the
usual number. Everybody left their
outfits and baggage behind and fled, for
shelter. Just how many were caught in
the deluge may never be learned, but
eighteen were reported missing. Two
of them were a man and his wife named
Crockett, who, I believe, were runnings
restaurant at Sheep Camp. It is be
lieved the woman, at least, was lost. No
trace of either of them had been found
up to the time we left. Or.c corpse is
that of Choynski, which was found a
quarter of a mile from where he had
been camped on the trail and was in a
terrible condition when discovered. All
his clothes had. been torn from his body
which was bruised and mangled, but
he was not dead when discovered. He
was suffering untold' agor.y and" died
within a short time after being found.
Four or five other missing men were In
dian packers, and one of them is report
ed to have had $4000 with him anß was
just starting out for Dyea when the
slide came. There is great excitement
along the trail and.at Dyea and Skaguay
over the report of the big slide, and it
was finally reported that fifty persons
had been killed, but the facts are as I
have stated them already."
Charles Finn, assistant engineer of
the Pioneer, confirms the story told by
Mr. Sprague. He was on the shore at
Skaguay till 2 ocloek Monday morning
ardi made diligent inquiries about the
reported landslide. Mr. Finn believes
that one of the glaciers which are to be
seen hanging along the mountain sides
was washed out by the heavy rains and
that It came crashing down the hill,
dealing destruction along its path.
Just before reaching the trail and
Sheep Camp this glacier swept through
a lake at the foot of one of the hills and
instantly there was an exit of the lake
and its water followed the glacier, and
numerous boulders as they came crash
ing along through Sheep Camp. This,
says Mr. Finn, ls a reasonable explana
tion of the accident, and he is certain
from w hat he heard while on shore that
at least seven were drowned or crushed
to death in the slide.
"The slide left destruction along its
path," said Mr. IFnn, "and the waters
were so swollen that the footbridge at
the mouth of the Skaguay river, which
was erected there, was washed out. One
of the men I talked with was an Indian
packer who had escaped the flood by
running, and he declared that it was
the worst storm he had ever known in
that country. He knew the names of
several of the missing, but was soon too
drunk after the landing in Skaguay to
talk intelligently on any subject.
"There is consternation at Dyea and
Skaguay over Ihe report of the accident,
and it will deter hundredsfrom trying to
make the passage.* I was told the trail
is literally obliterated, and there is no
use trying to get over this year."
Chief Engineer Tlnsley talked with an
Indian who witnessed the avalanche at
Sheep Camp. The Indian called it a
snowslide, and said It carried everything
before it down the mountainside, and it
was his belief that all reported missins
would be found dead, but the Indian
was very much excited, and Tlnsley
thinks only a few were killed.
Captain Neilson, of the Pioneer, de
scribes the rainstorm of last week at
Skaguay as the worst he aver saw. it
came down in torrents, and there was a
foaming mas of water pouring down the
mountainsides at Skaguay, 'the mud and
slush being three feet deep, where a few
weeks ago the ground was hard as a
Captain Neilson asserts that the
Skaguay trail was entirely obliterated
by the storm of last week, and is now
being abandoned by everyone there. It
is Captain Ntilson's opinion that on ac
count of the warning given of the on
coming of the flood, it will be found that
nearly all had succeeded In escaping
with their lives. At the same time he
says that those who were in the path of
the flood and avalanche certainly went
to destruction.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24.—Aaron
M. Choynski, who was one of the victims
of the Chilkoot Pass disaster, was well
known in this city. He was the second
son of Isaiah Choynski, a veteran jour
nalist, now on the Chronicle, and a
cousin of Joe Choynski, the pugilist. He
was born In San Francisco twenty-four
years ago. By trade he was a tile fitter
and for ten years was employed by W.
W. Montague & Co., who gave him the
hiirhest recommendations on his de
parture for the north. In amateur ath
letic circles he was noted as a clever
boxer, a speedy sprinter and a good
wheelman. He left here on July 31 for
the Klondike on the steamer Willa
mette, being one of a party of Aye young
men, all well equipped for the trip.
SEATTLE, Sept. 24.—The latest news
from Skaguay was brought here today
by John Vance, government instructor
at the Indian school at Neah bay, on the
steamer Al Ki. Mr. Vance left Skaguay
two days after the Al Xi hadsailed from
Juneau, going to Juneau on the steamer
Detroit, thetuce to Departure bay on the
Elder and to Seattle on the Al Ki. He
was at Skaguay last Friday. He said:
"The prospectors and miners who
have been congregated at Skaguay the
last several weeks are ail now well over
the summit. They have had a hard tus
sle, but got through all right. The
greatest impediment they had to meet
was themselves. The trail was almost
a solid mass of mud, but it could be
Mr. Vance had heard'nothing of the
snow and rock slide reported from Port
Townsend today as having killed eigh
teen men.
The steamship Queen, which has been
on the Alaskan route during the summer
season, has been withdrawn and sails
tomorrow for San Francisco, whence she
will run south. The Queen will carry no
passengers to San Francisco.
VICTORIA, Sept. 24.—The steamer
Princess Louise has returned from
Wrangel. The Dominion government
survey party has started from Glerora
to- survey a route to Tesiin lake, and
other surveyors have started up the
river. Both parties will be able to com
plete their work before bad weather
starts In, and early in the spring will no
doubt see work started, on a wagon road
at least on this new highway to the
Yukon. Fifty men are at Wrangel wait
ing for canoes to take them the first part
of their Journey to the mines.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24.—The
growing importance of trade with the
far northwest has caused the Alaska
Commercial company to provide for a
new steel steamer for the run between
San Francisco and St. Michaels. The
contract for its construction was signed
today with the Union iron works, a
provision being made by which the ves
sel must be ready by April. Its tonnage
will be 2000 and it will have staterooms
for 500 passengers, and will make not
less than fifteen knots an hour. The
vessel will resemble the Pomona, but
will be a larger and finer ship. Other
steamers to be constructed here this
winter are a new ferryboat for the San
Francisco-Oakland service, a Pacific
Mail steamer and a small vessel for
inter-island trade at Hawaii.
The contract for the ferryboat was
signed today. It will be of steel and
about the size of the Piedmont. The
new vessel for the Pacific Mall company
is to replace the Orizaba, running as a
freight boat between this city and Mex
ico. These contracts, together with the
government orders, and the building of
a Japanese cruiser, will make the sea
son one of the most prosperous In the
history of the big ship yard.
SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 24—Fourteen
gold mining claims in the Sumdum and
Bearners bay districts in Southeastern
Alaska, were sold today to New York
and Denver men for $200,000. There
were two separate deals, seven claims in
each district being sold. Through ex-
Collector B. F. Moore, the Sumdum
property was sold for $125,000. James R,
Price, a Denver mining man, placed the
other seven with Denver capitalists for
Marcus Daly, the Montana million
aire, has had five men in Southwestern
Alaska for a month examining property,
and it ls said intends to make large In
vestments there.
ASTORIA, Ore., Sept. 24—The steamer
Elder arrived from Skaguay and. Dyea
this evening, bringing twenty-three pas
sfngers. The weather delayed thesttam
er, otherwise the passage was an un
eventful one. When, questioned about
the condition of affairs at Dyea and
Skaguay, Capt. Jansin said thero wa
a disgusted set-of men at Skaguay, macy
of whom would hay to winter there or
Purser Lambert said: "The White pass
has been almost inaccessible' to anyone
and Is quite so now. Snow is falling and
severe storms have added to the already
great diimeultie's of that route. A good
many people will winter at Skaguay be
cause they can do nothing else. Many
have gone to Dyea and over the Chllkon*
pass, but that route will soon be closed,
although all who attempted. It have tv
far passed over ; A large numbsr of dis
appointed- people who could not get over
White pass will winter in Juneau. Our
first trip was an. interesting one and'all
was excitement, but now it is different
It ls an old story and the people are dis
couraged, by their failures to get over.
We brought back a number who did not
care to winter at Skaguay or Juneau." |

In Spite of Watchfulness
and Skill
New Orleans Begins to Grow Anxious
Over the Tremendous Financial
Loss Which Results
Associated Press Special Wire.
MOBILE, Ala., Sept. 24—There have
been three deaths and three new cases
since the report handed out yesterday at
2 ocloek. The deaths were: John G.
Rourke, reported last night; Rev. Daniel
Murray of St. Vincent's parish; Mc-
Donald, aged 71 years, a new case. Frank
A. Stewart was found late this afternoon
dying in a negro cookshop on Water
street, near Church street. Stewart had
been on a spree for the past ten daysand
was not supposed last night to have the
fever. When he died, however, he turned
yellow, and thus caused the definition of
yellow fever death.
Father Murray was 30 years of age
and a native of Mlddleton, County Cork,
Ireland. He preached at St. Vincent's
last Sunday, telling the congregation to
be prepared for the final summons. That
afternoon he was taken sick and had a
continued high fever from start to finish.
The bulletin today reports forty-one
cases, cix deaths, nineteen discharged
and sixteen under treatment now.
With one or two exceptions the sick are
doing well.
Dr. George A. Ketchum, president of
the board of health, remarks that the
alck of the fever are dwellers in one
story houses; that is to cay, sleep on the
ground floor. He Infers that the poison
moves along the ground,., .
The steady effort to get the stringency
of the quarantine against Mobile modi
fled is meeting with partial success. The
river boats oni the Alabama river and the
Tombigbee leftto night on the first trips
for two weeks. They will go up these
rivers some 200 miles, carrying heavy
cargoes of all kinds of supplies, but no
passengers. The railroads are also doing
more work and bringing in cotton and
general merchandise.
NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 24— There was
efficient work by the Fire Department
ln the face of attacks by a mob on the
main portion of Beauregard School last
evening. Only the annexes of the struct
ure were reduced to ashes. The alarm
sounded at 12:30.
After a mass meeting of citizens, a
riotous crow-d gathered around the build
ing and openly threatened at the first
opportunity that they would fire it.
Throughout the evening, Sister Agnes
and a number of Sisters of Charity, to
gether with help from the hospital, had
been putting the building in order for the
reception of yellow fever patients. The
School Board, meantime, removed from
the building every desk and other ar
ticles of furniture and the hospital peo
ple moved into the building cots and
other necessary adjuncts for the treat
ment of patients.
At nightfall the surgeon of Bloom Hos
pital, the Sisters and others had been
warned that it would be better to leave
the building. They did so and threaded
their way through the dense crowd of
panic-stricken citizens. Then a small
force of poiice was ordered to the scene.
While the police were engaged in at
tempting to quell the riotous crowd in
front of the building, two incendiaries
with a five-gallon can of oil proceeded
to the rear and quickly had the building
in flames. Analarm was turned in, but
the first neighboring engine had scarce
ly arrived when the hose was cut. When
other engines arrived the hose was also
destroyed by the mob. Chief Caster
and Captain Jourge finally arrived in a
patrol wagon with a big squad of of
ficers which beat the mob back. Then
the firemen went actively to work and
succeeded in preventing the absolute
destruction of the building.
Eminent doctors believe that the work
of the board of health is productive of
good results, and that the fever Is not
spreading, but, on the contrary, is be
ing confined to localities. Thus far there
have been a few less than a hundred
cases and fifteen deaths. The death
rate is in the neighborhood of 15 per
cent. It was in IS7S sixteen per cent, so
that up to the present time the disease ls
about a virulent as in the last great epi
demic New Orleans had.
There were nine new cases and the
following deaths:
Salvador Casincle. St. Charles street.
Frederick Ound, Marais street.
Miss Dreyfous, Old Number 36 Bour-
bon street.
Of the ninety odd cases in New- Or
leans from the beginning only four have
been among the negro population.
There are everal serious cases among
those who arc ill, but the board of health
Is daily discharging patients as cured.
Mayor Flower today ordered a force of
policemen to guard the Beauregard
school, on which a mob made an attack
to burn last night. Only a portion of
the building was burned, and it is still
possible to use the structure as a hos
pital for the treatment of yellow fever
patients. Every newspaper in the city
has ringing editorials, pledging support
to the mayor in whatever action he may
take to" punish the culprits and carry
:into effect tht original determination to
i establish a yellow fever hospital in the
! Beauregard schoolhouae, A committee
during the day called on Mayor Flower
!to protest against the use of the build
j ing as a hospital. His honor fiercely de-
I rnunced the outrage of last night. He
! said that such occurrence would do New
i Orleans mote harm than all the yellow
: fever epidemics combined. The ques
j tlon had arisen whether there should be
I law and order here, or anarchy. So far
Mexico City's chief of police, in
prison for the killing of Arroyo, com
mits suicide.
The revolution in Guatemala grows
more bloody, with strong prospect of
insurgent success.
Luetgert's defense confined to an
attempt to prove that his wife ran
away from home.
Bean-eating ball tossers play an
errorless game, beat Baltimore and
take the lead in the race for the pen
Yellow fever is spreading slowly in
spite of all precautions; the tremen
dous financial losses cause anxiety in
New Orleans.
Torpedo boats gathering at Brook
lyn for repairs preparatory to a six
months' cruise;, some are, not, in good
shape and two never were good for
A landslide on the Skaguay trail
wipes Sheep Camp out of existence
and absolutely blocks the trail; one
woman and seventeen men are miss
ing; one body is recovered, that of
A. M. Choynski of San Francisco.
as he was concerned, he proposed to ex
haust every power at his command to
establish peace. A mob might threaten
but the city had decided on the location,
and all the threats in the world could
not deter him from his purpose to protect
the Sisters of Charity and the surgeon
who would be sent to the sehoolhouse to
care for yellow fever patients. The
mayor has the support of well nigh the
entire community.
The situation here is generally un
changed. Freight is moving slowly, and
there is practically no passenger traffic.
The theaters are still open, and amuse
ments are not constrained. But tftat
New Orleans is losing hundreds of thou
sands of dollars by the foolish quaran
tine is not to be doubted. The ordering
by the Southern Pacific company of the
steamer El Norte from, New York to
Galveston means that all eastern freight
detined for the Pacific coast will go
through the Texas port until the quar
antine embargo against this city is
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24.—The Cali
fornia Board of Health is in daily tele
graphic communication with Dr. Oli
phant, chairman of the Louisiana State
Board of Health, and is kept constantly
advised of the condition of affairs in
New Orleans and of the danger of th->
fever extending. The board has decided
that if the disease conUnues to spread
they will inspect every train coming
from New Orleans and tf they find pas
sengers afflicted will quarantine the train
and put the patients in the hospital at
The Bay Conference Will So Strict
CHICAGO, Sept. 24.—Rev. C. O.
Brown said toda/ in reference to the
report from San Francisco, that he had
been brought to terms by the Bay con
ference. "The committee 'has been
brought to terms,' and the Bay confer
ence must come to this city to be tried
on October 6th, before one of the most
conspicuous ecclesiastical councils in
the history of the church. The propo
sition for a council was my own, made
July 2t4h, and pursued by me through
two month of correspondence."
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24.—The Bay
conference committee does not fear a
victory for Dr. Brown in the approach
ing Congregational council, and has ac
ceded to his request for a council. Rev.
J. K. McLean, of the First Congrega
tional church of Oakland, who will head
the committee <to be sent east, said to
"There is nothing further to tie done
now until the date agreed upon in Oc
tober arrives, and there can be no de
velopments in the interim excepting the
naming of Aye churchmen by Dr.
Blown and the sending east of a com
mittee from this conference.
"Dr. Brown's overtures have been
handled here, I think, in the best man
ner possible, and I think he has been
made tn feel that all our movements are
actuated, by the strictest sense of jus
Powderly's Views
NEW YORK. Sept. 24.—Commissioner-
General of Immigration Fowderly, an
swering from Scran'ton, Pa., a letter of
congratulation from the Rev, A. C.
Peters, of that city, among other things
concerning the immigration question,
"I have no doubt that thousands of the
worst classes of Kurope are swept in on
us every year. It shall be my aim to
keep every unworthy person out, and to
cause Europe to take care of her own
anarchists. There was a time when the
United States could afford a refuge to
the people of the world, but it was be
fore the incomers became oppressors,
and w hen the tide of immigration to this
land of refuge was not a tide of refuse."
George for Mayor
NEW TORK, Sept. 24 —E. H. Curley,
a number of the committee said to have
been empowered by the Democratic Al
liance lo wait upon Henry George and
ask him to be the candidate of the Alli
ance for mayor of Greater New York,
says that Mr. George apprised the com
mittee that umVr one condition, and'
that w tis the failure of the regular Dem
ocratic organization to stand by the
Chicago platform, he would accept the
An Indian Disaster
MADRAS, Sept. 24.—An engine and five
cars filled with passengers ran into the
river near Maddur, on the Bangalore-
Minsore railroad, the flood having wash
ed away the bridge. The loss of life is
Epidemic Typhoid
phoid fever is raging among the Turkish
troops in Thessaly. Six thousand! men
are already invalided home and four
thousand more are awaiting transporta
Ten Pages
The Program Laid Down
by Barrios
The Rebel Morales' March om Aatigva
Promises to Change the Govern
ment in Guatemala
Associated Press Special Wire.
following dispatch was received hero
La Llberatad, San Salvador, Sept. 24.—
Barrios shot Juan Aparaclo in Quezelten
ango on the day after the revolutionists
took San Marcos. A telegram received
today by one of the leading merchants
of this city gives tbe news that Morale!
and his 12,000 to 15,000 victorious troops
are in Antigua."
Juan Aparlcio was the most promi
nent exporter and importer in Central
America, whose- house is represented in
London, Paris and New York. This
news was confirmed by a message re
ceived from Aparacio's business house
ln New Tork.
It is believed if Barrios' power ls suffi
cient to secure the murder of a man like
Aparico he will not hesitate to carry out
wholesale slaughter among the people
who oppose him.
A meeting will be held here tomorrow
for the purpose of sending a petition to
the state department to take some ac
tion to put an end to the severe censor
ship now prevailing ln Guatemala so
that people can receive news from their
friends in that counfry.
No cause is assigned in the news re
ceived here for the killing of Aparaclo,
but there is every reason to believe that
he was shot because he refused to give
moral and financial aid to Barrios.
A Switchman Killed
TALLAC, Cal., Sept. 24.—James Valr
was killed at Bijou, Lake Tahoe, this
morning while switching lumber care on
the Carson and Tahoe narrow gauge
railroad. Valr had cut off some cars
ahead of the locomotive, and was still
standing on the pilot attempting to re
place the coupling in the drawhead of
the car, but the fast widening gap was
misjudged by him, and instead of se
curing a hold on the car he slipped un
der the moving train. The brake beams
on the cars are very low, and, catching
his body, literally crushed it into pieces.
Death resulted instantly.
A Missing Woman
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24.—The au
thorities here are searching for Mrs. L.
A. Vinal of AVeavervllle, who- came to
this city about six months ago from her
home on. her way east. She never reached
her destination' and her friends have
heard a rumor that she has been robbed
of her money, about $1700, and that the
loss has affected her mind. Sheriff
Whelan, who was appealed to, ha® been
unable to find any clue to the woman.'c
A Million Trout
SANTA CRUZ, Cal., Sept. 24.—The
board of supervisors today appropriated
$500 toward the construction of fish
hatcheries at Boulder creek. The
hatcheries will cost $1500, the larger por
tion of which is to be raised bx private
subscription. The Southern Pacific
company has agreed to maintain them at
an annual cost of $3000. From the
hatcheries the count}' will be supplied
with a million trout each year.
Power Gets Out
SAN RAFAEL, Sept. 24.—Assembly
man. John W. Power, famous as the
coyote scalp bill legislator, was re
leased' from the county Jail today. The
claim of Liveryman Murray, who caused
his arreft for keeping his horse and
buggy, was paid and Power was allowed
to go on his own recognizance. Murray
is satisfied there wa** no intent to de
fraud and will not prosecute the case
Need More Money
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24.—Tha
Santa Rosa ard Sonoma county Electric
railway has finished fifteen miles of sur
veying In the vicinity of Sonoma, but
will do no more active work pending
I the disposal or $400,000 of its bonds. It la
proposed to bulid. seventy miles oflelec
tric railroad In Sonoma county, connect
| ins with a shipping point at Emfbarca
A Bridal Party Robbed
I SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24.—Amonjj
the- passengers on the' steamer City of
Pueblo, which arrived from Pugetsounti
this morning, were Mr .and Mrs. D. J.
Mcintosh of Seattle. They were on th£lr
bridal toru. ar.d during their trip were
robbed of $110. Two steerage passenger*)
were arrested on suspicion, but released
for want of evidence.
A New Charter Needed
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24.—A spe
cial election to select fifteen freeholderi
to draft a new charter for San Francisco
will be held December 14th. This deci
sion was unanimously reached at a
meeting of the committee today. Mayor
Phelan occupied the chair and commis
sioners Cresw ell and Black were pres
Zelaya's Success
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, via Galver
ton, Sept. 24—The revolution is declared
suppressed. President Zelaya he*) for
warded, soldiers to the varioue affected
1 dlstrict». It is reported' from Rlvae that
the government of Costa Rica has pro
claimed a state of siege. The cause It
not given,.

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