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Single Sheet i TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 362. AMUSEMENTS 'm\~ ' " Augelet" Society Vaudeville Theater il\«s\a\». ait f»i\i%_ W££K commencing Monday, sept. 27th * "We wwwej <r « * every one a STAB « «r ' VAN AL'KEN, McPHEE and UILL, TheMonarchs Supreme on the Horizontal Bar ' BARTON and ASHLEY McCARTV and REYNOLDS The Clever Walking Delegates Irish Character Sketch Artists First Appearance in America ot The Original . . provo . . . EmII—GIRARDS—Kate The' World Renowned Juggler Grotesque Comiques LEOLA MITCHELL STANLEY WHITING The Living Doll Bag Time and Negro Songs PRICES NEVER CHANGING. Evening-Reserved Seats, 60c and 25e; Gallery, 10. Regular Matinees Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Telephone Ham 114< Theater TONIGHT—First appearance in this city ol the—TONIGHT SSroadwat/ Vheater Co. HowarWs* 2/ouna tV?rS, lOinthrOD Great Madlsofi Square Theater Success , f „, „ „„,,/T. An entirely new company from New York City, including the following well-known artists. MVsf Sarah Truax, Miss Nan Mifflin. Miss llelon Hcnr>, Miss Marie Blossom. Mr. Ciias Ha, lock, Br Guv Bates Post, Mr. H. 1) Biakemoro, Mr. Harry F. Adams, Mr. Kennie McLerai, Mr. V> alter O'Connor. No advance in priees-Ualloiy, Ioc, Balcony, 25c, Dross Circle 2>c. Orchestra, .juc. Box office open !»::»«. m. to »:!» p. m Telephone Main 12,0 (Qstricih Farm—South Pasadena 7/ine Chicks JCatched September 9th FEATHER BOAS AND TIPS AT PRODUCERS' PRICES . IDIU AND 116 COURT STREET outlet paul kerkow, prop. Free, Refined Entertainments. Classical Muslo tvery Evening. Austrian-Hungarian Kitchen and Fine Culsino All Day Cleveland Cycles £• & WE WANT A LIVE AGENT IN ALL SMALL TOWNS 584 SOUTH BROADWAY TRIBESMEN OF INDIA ANXIOUS TO SUBMIT TO THE BRITISH fortifications of the Mullah Blown Up—The Afrldls Ask Aid of the Ameer SIMLA, Sept. 26.—The operations against the Mahmounds are proceeding satisfactorily, General Westmacott has completely demolished the headquarters of the Mul lah in the village of Jarobl, blowing up alt the fortifications. General Jeffreys reports that he has arranged an armistice of two days to en able the tribesmen to submit, which they appear anxious to do after the repeated heatings they have received. Spies report that the Afrldls and, Orak aals of the Tirah country have decided to resist the British advance and have sent a message to Gholam Hyder Khan, the Ameer's frontier general, asking him to help them. Advices from the Samana district are favorable. The severe defeats suffered in the attacks upon Forts Gulistan and ley. They have sent a message to the commander at Fort Gulistan, offering to make terms of submission and' promis ing to surrender all the booty and-the government rifles. It ls believed they will surrender on any terms. According to a telegram from Pesha wur a small body of Afrldls were seen Friday night near the mouth of Khyber pass. Three hussar officers driving from Feshawur to Jamrud' were fired on by men hiding In the rocks less than a mile from camp, and their coachman was killed. NEW YORK POLITICS Numerous Conferences Held Bring Very Little Result NEW YORK, Sept. 26.—A conference of the Republican leaders of Greater New- York was held today. The conference discussed the arrangements of details for Tuesday's convention and the avail ability of candidates for comptroller and president of the council. No action of a decisive character was taken. A talk with several of the conferees gave the Impression that General Tracy's name will not be presented to the convention on Tuesday. In fact if the very earnest declarations of some well known and. in - spired statesmen are worth anything at all, the chances of a compromise with the Citizens' union on lines not yet clearly outlined are very good indeed. The other candidates spoken of are Ashbell P. Fitz, to be renominated for comptroller; R. Ross Appleton of Brook lyn for president of the council, and probably Thomas L. Hamilton for sher iff. The United German-American socle ties of Greater New York held a confer ence today. There were 250 delegates present, representing 120 German organi sations, claiming to have a total mem bership of 175,200 voters. Resolutions were passed requesting the Democracy to nominate William Sohmer of the con solidated city, and. pledging the party 150,000 votes. An effort to endorse the Chicago platform at the conference was voted down. The Brooklyn Eagle today publishes the statement that there was positive authority for saying that Seth Low had declared terms by which he would with draw in favor of the Republican nomi nee for mayor. Tonight Mr. Low, in answer to a direct question, wrote this reply: "The statement In the Eagle was made without authority from me, and repre sents me in an attitude I have never taken. The reporter unwittingly at tributed to me what he could as well have attributed to himself." The article did not attribute any-state ment to Mr. Low. It said, however, that Chairman Reynolds of the Citizens' union had verified the report and that such terms had been made. He could not be seen tonight. A Fast Run Home SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 26.—The rec ord for fast return passages between this port and Tacoma was broken today by the steamer Washtenaw, Captain Gros- cup. She came down the coast In sev enty-six hours, making the round trip In seven days, Including time consumed in loading and unloading. The best pre vious record, seven days and eight hours, was held by the steamer Mackinaw, a •liter vessel. PEARY'S BIG AEROLITE SAFELY BROUGHT INTO PORT AT BOSTON Tho Explorer's Arrangements Made for the Next Desperate Attempt to Reach the North Pole BOSTON, Mass., Sept. 26— The steam whaling bark Hope, Captain John Bart lett, which has just returned from the Arctic, arrived here this morning from i Sydney. C. B. In conversation with a representative of the As-soclated Press today Lieuten ant Peary said: "The Hope left Sydney at 11 oclock on Wednesday morning and fortunately missed the hurricane which has been raging the past week. The 100 ton mete orite In. the hold of the Hope fell from the skies hundreds of years ago and has been the source of iron supply for the Esquimaux. I discovered it in May, 18114, and since that time have been try ing to secure it and bring it to America. We have on board six Esquimaux—three men, one woman, a boy and a girl They will remain with me here this-winter to arrange the ethnological specimens and me. These people belong to the tribe from which I shall select my colony next year." In speaking of the last expedition, Lieutenant Peary said: "I consider several things accom plished, the arrangements with the Es- qulmaux for my next year's voyage being the most important. From now om they will be collecting furs for clothing and getting everything in, readiness- so that within- twenty-four hours after my arrival I shall be ready to embrace the first opportunity to push on toward the point I wish to reach. Then the second event is the bringing of the meteorite to this country. "The statements appearing in the pa pers that we had discovered some grue some things about the hut of the Greely expedition is all nonsense. We found no 'graveyard' belongings. We found con ditions such that we could reach the place where the Greely expedition made their camp, and although it was August 23d we found things Inside the hut sev eral feet deep with snow. Our party began to dig around and picked up sev eral buttons and a piece of wood marked 'Norman,' the name of one of the Greely party, and several other things. Those are all the gruesome finds we made. "The Hope will remain In Boston until Tuesday, when we will make for the Brooklyn navy yard, where I have per mission from the authorities to use the 100-ton crane to hoist the meteorite from the hold of the Hope." Heavy Iron Trade CLEVELAND, 0., Sept. 26.—From talks with Iron ore dealers, It Is learned that the movement of iron from the upper lakes this year will beat all rec ords. It Is now estimated that at least 13.000,000 tons will be marketed this sea son, and next spring is likely to find all the docks clear That would be unpre cedented. Last year the stocks in the spring amounted to 3.000,000 tons. With 95 per cent of the allotment of the Ore association already sold, prices show a buoyancy under heavy sales. It is be lieved theore pool which existed prior to last spring will be reorganized next spring. A Gas Men's Combine NEW YORK, Sept. 26.—The control of the Detroit gas properties, It was learned today, has been acquired by a New York syndicate, headed by Emer son, McMillan & Co., brokers of this city. A contract was recently signed for the purchase of over three-fourths of the capital stock and bonds of the Detroit Gas company. Extensive im provements are contemplated. The same interests last week purchased the en tire properties of Buffalo and have con trolling interests In the gas works of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Milwaukee. Mrs. Carr's Object HANFORD, Cal., Sept. 26.—Mrs. Sarah Pratt Carr, pastor of the Unitarian church here, in her sermon today pre faced her discourse with a reference to the letter she wrote to the Christian Reg ister of Boston, which has been the sub ject of much adverse criticism. She said her letter was a church matter, ad dressed to the Unitarian national confer ence for the purpose of arousing inter est among the Unitarians of the east that they might exert themselves In sending missionaries to .this, at present, unoccupied field of Unitarian possibili ties. THE HERALD PATIENTS RECOVER But Only to Make Room for Others DISINFECTION BY EXPERTS FAILS TO CHECK THE SPREAD OF FEVEB The Only Hopeful Feature of the Epi demic Is the Small Percentage of Deaths Associated Press Special Wire. EDWARDS, Miss., Sept. 26.—There has been one death from yellow fever here today—that of Mrs. Noblin. The following cases are reported since 77 o'clock last night: Whites—Mrs. Dcvi, Mary Sagler, Mrs. Drumgood, Mr. Duke Askew, Caroline Brown, Mrs. Sadie Martin, Lee Martin., Esther Harris, Eva Harris, Mrs. Ethel Crlster, Dr. William Champion, Mrs. S. A. Harris, Mrs. W. H. Harris, Waverly Birdson, Mrs. J. B. Graves, Mrs. Paven kott, J. W. Berber, little daughter of J. L. Boxtel. Colored—Alf. Beard, Willie Brown, Annie Maxie, Rosa Sweeger, Sanrmie Thomas. New cases today, 23; total to date, 176; deaths for the day, 1; total deaths to date, 7. A new case developed at Champion Hill, that of Dr. Champion, and thecase Is a serious one. Another case is reported at Queen's Hill. A few more strides and the fever will have stricken the entire town of Ed wards. Mrs. Ethel Crlster, tbe only drug gist in town, -was tawen this morning and Dr. Hunter, of the state board, has been wired) for anici druggist immune from the diseases. Only three or four cases are considered, serious, and these- are receiving the best of attention from phy sicians and expert nurses. Among those taken with the disease today was C. R. Barber, representative of the Associated Press, and one of the wealthiest men in Edwards. Somedays ago Mr. Barber advised, the Jackson, of fice of the Associated Press that he fear ed he was taking the disease, but that it was his Intention to send the news as long as possible. FrecJ Johnson, an Immune operator from Tallulah, Ala., has been* sent to take. Oi/»jU3,c.e.of.Mx. Barber, and he AT NEW ORLEANS NEW ORLEANS, La„ Sept. 26.—To day was the quietest of the week In New- Orleans, and the fever situation. In spite of the appearance of rather a large number of new cases, may be said to have shown much improvement. Fifteen cases were recorded on the books of the board of health, but there were no deaths, and there have been no deaths since Friday. The authorities received reports during the evening from nearly every patient now under treatment, and they were all to the effect that the cases are doing well, anci that no patient ls in any immediate danger. Some forty cases were reported tonight as being rapidly on the mend, and a number of them will be discharged -during the week. One of the most dangerous cases that has appeared was discharged today. It was that on Madison street, in the neighborhood of the French market, where the condtions were considered to be such as to warrant the fear that the disease would spread. Unusual pre cautions, however, were taken, and the authorities quarantined the case and improved the sanitary conditions of the neighborhood, so that the fever in that vicinity seems to have been stamped out completely. At Oakland Park deten tion camp all the refugees who have been given quarters were declared to be well, no sickness having yet appeared in the camp. Today's record of new cases: E. Toma, Q. O. McHardy, A. Goldman, Lou Law ler, Michael Dwyer, James Gray, Percy and Susie Matson, Bronson, Andrew and Miss Pizzo and a servant, Arthur Blake. Emma Schlosseher and Mrs. W. H. Williams. The new cases are, as usual, scattered. The most Important are Mr. McHardy, a wealthy Insurance man, and Mrs. Wil liams, wife of General W. H. Williams, a well known newspaper man. There are now four cases in the Williams resi dence, but they are all reported to be doing well. E. Toma is the brother of the man who died of yellow fever last week and l lives in the same premises'. A number of children are among the new cases. Prof. Metz has a large number of formal rjehyde generators now at work. Today he burned In the street the bed clothing and other articles in the house in which the man Serres died on Con stance street, the clothing first having been subjected to formaldehyde disin fection, Some loss is being suffered by the poorer classes whose effects have been burned. Prof. Metz said tonight that he was hopeful of getting the city to make an appropriation to cover such cases of distress. Prof. Metz hoe placed generators at the railroad depots and baggage is being promptly and thor oughly disinfected before it is put on trains. The local charity organizations are taking steps to relieve all cases of desti tution that are presented. The board of health supplies medicines and the char ity hospital physicians and the charity organizations try to provide food for the poorer classes. Mrs. A. McCubbage died this morning in Ocean Springs of yellow fever. She had been sick several days and her case has already been reported. There have been no new cases at Ocean Springs. Reports from the detention camp say that about ten- refugees from New Orleans have arrived there and eighteen from Blloxl. There ls no sick ness In the camp save one case of sciatic LCS ANGELES, MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 27, J897 rheumatism. The patients in the hos pital, a mile away from the camp, are recovering. OFFICIAL REPORTS WASHINGTON, D. C, Sept. 26.—The surgeon general of the marine hospital received the following advices from the yellow fever district: From Atlanta, Ga., Dr. Sawtelle re ports there were no yellow fever sus pects on the trains or in the city. Dr. Glennan, at Mobile, reports thai there were Aye new casts today, but no deaths. Surgeon Kalloc, at Cairo, 111, reports the temperature of all cases on the gov ernment dredge boat Alpha were normal this morning. Those case? in the ma rine hospital will be discharged tomor row and that In St. Mary's hospitaleias already been discharged. Dr. Guiteras-reports there ls no yellow fever at Tallulah and' Delhi, La.; there is a case at California, the wife of a phy sician, and the Infection is- traced to Ed wards, Miss. The snetttement is small, and there probably will be no serious trouble. The board of health of Louisiana of ficially announces the status of affairs in New Orleans as regards yellow fever to be as follows: "During the twenty-four hours ended Sunday, September 26th, at 9 p. m., there were: Cases- of yellow fever, 17; deaths, none; total cases to date, 138; total deaths from yellow fever to date, 17. "Hereafter it is proposed to announce the number of premises released from quarantine; also the number of patients discharged, "S. R. OLIFHANT, M. D., "Louisiana State Board of Health. "WALTER C. FLOWER, Mayor." The board of health has received ad vices of a case of yellow fever at Tal'.u lah, La. The board will hold a meeting tomorrow to consider the question of quarantining Galveston. Surgeon Murray went to Scrartor from Ocean Springs today, where he at tended Rev. Father Vau, who died an hour later. Board of health report: New cases, 1; discharged, 2; deaths, I—Mrs. Cubbage. at biloxi BILOXI, Miss., Sept. 26.—'The condi tion of affairs here today is very little changed from what it has been, for the past several days. There are a very few cases reported up to this time, and the sick, with few exceptions, are doing well. Mr. Edward Benedict of the Re view ls reported, as being critically ill with the fever. The board of health report: Total cases of yellow fever to date, 97; new cases, 10; now under treatment, 56; total yellow fever deaths to date, 4. AT MOBILE MOBILE, Ala., Sept. 26.—The returns at the board of health office todayfor the 24 hours ending at noon showed five new cases and no deaths, with two patients discharged. This leaves twenty-one under treatment. So favorable a report was not looked Cor by many, for the weather has turned warm again, and the increase in the number of cases the last two days seem ed a prelude to a serious turn, of the out break. There is, however, no actual change for the worse, the case or> La oTTTHe aisease the foci where It seemed to be stamped out. This case is that of Brother Slmprolnan, of the Catholic school and orphan asylum. The isolation of the sick man, is complete, the seminary being detached from the school proper. The deaths show a ratio of 14 per cent. Another death was reported, tonight, Miss Florence Barley, aged 24, residing at Elmira. She was sick a very short time. A Lloyd Liner Cuts Down Transatlan tic Time NEW YORK, SeSpt. 26.—The steamer Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, the latest acquisition to the large fleet of the North German Lloyd Steamship com pany, arrived tonight at quarantine on her maiden voyage, making the passage from Southampton to New York in five days, 22 hours and 45 minutes, the fast est voyage on record. The Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse ls 648 feet long, 66 feet beam and 43 feet deep, and of 14,000 tons burden, and 30,000 --horse power. On this voyage, with a steam pressure of 184 pounds and 77 revolutions of her screws, she developed a speed of 22 knots. She was built at Stettin, Ger many, by the Vulcan Engine and Ship Building company. She is schooner rigged, has four funnels and twin screws. Her engines are of the triple expan sion patterm. On a consumption of 500 tons of coal per day she developed a speed of 22 knots per hour. She is com manded by Captain Henglebart. NEW YORK, Sept. 26.—The four masted schooner Godwin Stoddard ar rived in port today from Fernandina, Fla., and reported a severe experience (luring the hurricane which prevailed off the southern coast during the past week. On September ISth NilsSvenson, one of the crew, a Norwegian, fell from the spanker masthead to the deck and was instantly killed. On the 22d the ■schooner Kate J. Ireland was sighted, flying a distress signal. She was sink ing and had lost all her boats. The Stod* dard took off the crew of the Ireland, consisting of Capt. Crockett and seven men, and the Ireland sank one hour and forty minutes later. None of the rescued saved any of their effects. PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 26.—Michael H. Cross, whose name for the last thirty years has been inseparably connected with the development of good music in Philadelphia, died today from heart dis ease. Cross began his professional ca reer when 15 years old, as organist at St. Patrick's church. Seventeen years ago he accepted a position at the Holy Trin ity Episcopal church, which he held until his death. He has 1 gained some distinc tion as a composer. FARMINGTON, Me.. Sept. 26.—Major Edward I. Merrill, aged 70 years, died otday. He was secretary of the ways and means committee of the house of representatives. He was quite well known in Washington, having been the assistant librarian In the house of repre sentatives and secretary of the govern ment printing house AN OCEAN RECORD Caught In a Hurricane Michael Cross Dead Major Merrill Dead BISMARCK'S INFLUENCE Wanted by William in the Navy's Behalf LONDON, Sept. 26.—The Berlin, cor respondent of the Times says: Prince Henry of Prussia, Dr. Miquel, vice president of the council of minis ters; Baron yon Thielman, secretary of the imperial treasury, and, Baron yon Koeller, governor of Schleswig-Hol stein, were present at the launching of the new cruiser Fuerst Bismarck at Kiel Saturday, ard in the evening Admiral yon Tirpitz accompanied the Bismarck ians to Frledrichsrue, where they were the guests of Prince Bismarck at dinner. The prince was in excellent health ard spirits and conversed with great ani mation with Admiral yon Tirpitz, who sat opposite him. The admiral brought as a present to his host a twelve-foot model of the new cruiser, which the prince assigned a place of honor in his study. Great ef forts are evidently making to win Bis marck and his family to an interest in behalf of the navy, since Admiral yon Tirpitz visited Count Herbert Bismarck at Schoenhausen last week. PEACE TERMS Not Satisfactory to the Citizens of Greece ATHENS, Sept. 26.—A large meeting was held this afternoon in Concord square, where a resolution was adopted (••.lUrj. nnnn Ki.nz Georee and the cab inet to renew the war with Turßpy rather than accept the terms of peace offered by the peace conference. Most of the addresses were bellicose, a speak er making a violent attack upon the king and Crown Prince Constantine. The police endeavored to arrest him, but he escaped with the assistance of the crowd. The most influential section of the press continues peaceful in tone. A SHIP AFIRE A Panic Among Passengers Causes Many Deaths ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 26.—A dis patch from Ufa, in southern Russia, says that the steamer Admiral Gervais, with 200 passengers, lying oft the town, took Are while all were asleep. A ter rible panic ensued, owing to the fact that before the passengers could disembark the steamer moved into mid-stream In order not to endanger neighboring ves sels. Many passengers jumped over board and many were drowned. Two were burned to a crisp and several others were seriously burned. The total number of victims has not yet been ascertained. Methodists South OAKLAND, Cal., Sept. 26.—The min isters of the Methodist church south, who are in conference here today, held a love feast this morning at Asbury. Rev. Prendergast led, and the sermon was delivered by Bishop Hargrove. The sermon was followed by the ordination of a number of elders. At 3 oclock in the afternoon, in the same church, the Sunday school anniversary services were held. Rev. A. A. Few, state presi dent presided, and there were addresses by Rev. T. T. Ramsey, Rev. H. W Cur rin and Rev. J. Esquires. There was a large meeting in the same church at 6:30 oclock, presided over by L. J. Shu man. The regular evening servicßsof the church were led by Rev. W. E Vaughn. Costa Rican Affairs WASHINGTON, Sept. 26.—Reports received in this city show that the cam paign for the election of a new president in Costa Rica is now at its height. The term of President Iglesias expires in the coming spring. Dr. Iglesias is a candi date for re-election- The opposition party has not yet nominated a candi date. The latest news received in this city from Costa Rica contains the re ports of more outbreaks in. that coun try, but show that they were promptly suppressed by the authorities. Fears Rabies SCRANTON, Pa.. Sept.. 26.—Physi cians were today called to attend John A. Jordan of this city as a result of a bite from his ten-year-old son, who died..on Friday night from hydrophobia. The bite was antlseptically treated at th? time, but today the arm showed an un mistakable swelling, and. was quite painful. Jordan will be taken, to New York for the Paptcur treatment. Opposes Free Coinage ! PARIS. Sept. 26—The Journal dcs Debats contains an article today from the pen of M. Pierre Paul Leroy-Beau lieu. protesting against the proposal of the free coinage of silver in the French mtnts, which, he declares, would com promise the commerce, credit and politi cal power of France, MAKING HASTE SLOWLY OF THE TELEGRAPH NEWS Peary's big meteorite reaches Bos ton and will be unloaded tomorow. The native revolt in India is meas urably overcome and most of the tribesmen are ready to submit. Count Badeni's duel with Dr. Wolff is expected to cause an epidemic of dueling among Austrian politicians. Minister Woodford's arrival at Madrid causes a sensation; public opinion is very bitter against the United States. The only hopeful feature of the yellow fever epidemic in the south is the small percentage of deaths; many new cases are reported and new cen ters of infection discovered. A Hawesville, Ky., revival meeting disturbed by a mob which hangs a negro ravisher; no attempt at conceal ment is made and no one protests; a long record of Sunday crimes. Sunday cyclers at Sacramento draw a small crowd but put up some very good races; L. A. W. sanctions grant ed; the first California league base j ball game a mighty punk one. E- V. Debs consents to preside over the lavjur convention at oiiicagu today, though only ten delegates have ar rived, and they advocates of the single tax; strikers at Hazleton return to work today, but the situation is still unsettled. The Coming Congress Excites Most LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 26.—Letters and telegrams received from expectant attendants of the national irrigation congress, which begins on Tuesday, in dicate the largest attendance in the his tory of the congress. The interest shown in this gathering by American states makes it evident that action will be taken by the convention looking to a radical departure from present methods of agriculture in the semi-arid west. While irrigation and its benefits will be the main subject of discussion, it ls possible that the congrcs will go fur ther and enter into consideration of financial and economic subjects. Tomorrow will be an exceedingly busy day for the local committee. Delegates will begin arriving early, and will con tinue to arrive throughout the day. Judge Emery Best, assistant land com misioner, will represent the federal government. McKinley's Movements ADAMS, Mass., Sept. 26.—President McKinley passed the day very quietly. In the morning the president and Misses Mabel and Grace McKinley, accompa nied by their host, went to the Congrega tional church. The church was crowded and decorated with flowers. The usuai order of services was observed. At the close of the church's Sunday school serv ices the president shook hands with the hundred children. The president and Attorney-General McKenna will visit Williamstown tomorrow, if the weather permits, calling on Dr. Franklin Carter, president of Williams college. It has not been settled when the president will return to Washington, but It is believed that he will leave Berkshire Tuesday evening. j OAKLAND, Cal.. Sept. 26— Benjamin Cole, an aged colored paralytic, wassuf focated by a fire that partially consumed the bed which he was powerless to leave at 6 oclock this mornin. Cole was con scious of the danger that slowly brought death, and made deseprate struggles to save himself. He was alone In a little ;hovel on lower Third street, and the help that finally arrived, attracted by his screams, came too late. He upset a lamp and fired the bed himself, but the flames which burned around him did I not reach his body, and he died from the fumes he inhaled. DENVER. Col.. Sept. 26.—Secretary of the Treasury Lyman J. Gage left tonight for Chicago. Secretary Gage, with Mrs. Gage, has been spending the past week or ten days in Boulder, Col., where Sec retary Gage has been examining mining properties operated by his brother-in law, Colonel Wesley Atward. While Secretary Gage refused to express him self upon his visit to Boulder, it isstated he ls well pleased with the prospect of developing a rich cluster of mines near 1 Boulder. I Eight Pages INDEX IRRIGATORS Unusual Interest A Horrible Death Gage Goes Home PRICE FIVE CENTS WOODFORD AT MADRID And His Coming Causes a Sensation * " PUBLIC OPINION IS BITTER BUT THE MINISTER HOPES TO SUCCEED A Program la Unofficially Given Out, Which Woodford Declines to Confirm or Deny Associated Press Special Wire. MADRID, Sept. 26.—The arrival of United States Minister Woodford from San Sebastian has made a sensation. The program of the United States has been ascertained. This does not con template a declaration of war if Spain rejects mediation, but according to re port, an "ostentatious proclamation to the world of disapproval of the Cuban regime by suspending diplomatle rela tions with Spain and withdrawing the United States ministers." General Woodford has declined to be Interviewed on the subject further than to say his conference with the duke of Tetuan, the foreign minister, was of the most satisfactory character. The un expected bitterness of the press and of public opinion has been painfully Im pressed upon him, but he hopes this will soon be allayed, as he believes his mis sion favorable to Spanish Interests and cannot comprehend that Spain would reject mediation designed to end an impoverishing war. He hasnot named a time at which the war must be terminat ed, but hopes, as the result of his ten ders, that it will be ended quickly. He believes the war is doing incalcul able harm to the United States, and that it is impossible to prevent the organiza tion of filibustering expeditions. Unusual measures were taken to pro tect Minister Woodford on his Journey from San Sebastian to this city, but the trip was quite uneventful. A party of gendarmes commanded by a sub-lieu tenant guarded the southern express, on which he was a passenger. Secret police were posted at the sta tion and the piefect of police was In waiting to escort him to his hotel. The drive through the streets was marked by no special Incident, though several people saluted him, receiving a bow in return. Some comment has been caused by the fact that Minister Woodford's family nas not accompanied him, but remains behind the French frontier. Minister Woodford explains that his party Is a large one, requiring a commodious home, and prefers spending a pleasant Octo ber at Biarritz until a suitable residence can be secured here. The legation can not be used as a residence. General Woodford has already en gaged a box at the Royal opera house and has purchased horses. He has tak er, apartments at the Hotel Rome, but receives official visits at the legation, where he passed the entire morning. The declaration is made here that the Spanish troops In Cuba have recaptur ed Victoria de las Lunas, which was taken by the Insurgents on September sth. Captain General Weyler has cabled the government a request to send 113 additional administrative officials to Cuba. MORE MEDIATION LONDON, Sept. 26.—A dispatch to the Standard from Madrid says: The rumor of Austrian mediation be tween Spain and the United States In the event of hostilities has created sur prise, mingled with incredulity. The Spaniards fall to see what Austria could do unless seconded by naval powers, or at least by the combined pacific action of several governments. THE LUETGERT CASE A Hundred Witnesses to Be Called in Rebuttal CHICAGO, Sept. 26.—One ! uncired witnesses will be called by the state In the Luetgert case when the prosecution begins Its rebuttal. These witnesses, men, women and children, are expected to give testimony contradictory to that presented by the defense—to impeach the evidence, and by a preponderance of numbers to sustain the contentions of the lawyers who are advocating the con viction of Luetgert. Miss Slemmer in.g's reputation will be attacked! when the rebuttal witnesses are called. Her appearance on the stand Saturday haa given the state the opportunity It wished, aixli a great mass of testimony ls to be offered for the purpose of show ing tha 1 her relations with Luetgert were more than is ordinarily expected from • domestic. The testimony of Matthew J. Schooley, the barkeeper from Ken osha, is to be refuted. It ls asserted that the state will be able to show that he was out of the city on the day he swore was the one on which Mrs. Luet gert called at his hotel and asked for lodgings. Commission Cases CLEVELAND, 0., Sept. 26.—Inter state Commerce Commissioner Charles A. Prouty of Vermont arrived here to day. Tomorrow he will begin taking testimony on the complaint of the Amer ican Warehousemen's association against various railway companies, which are charged with discrimination in retaining freight at their warehouses) beyond a reasonable time without charge. Nobody Denies It LONDON, Sept. 27.—The Daily Mall laughs at the report of'the Canadian expedition in Hudson bay hoisting- the British flag over Baffin Land to get ahead of the Americans, and declaree that the territory has long been • Brit ish possession.