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TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 362.
AMUSEMENTS
'm\~ ' " Augelet" Society Vaudeville Theater
il\«s\a\». ait f»i\i%_ W££K commencing Monday, sept. 27th
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' 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.
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INDEX
IRRIGATORS
Unusual Interest
A Horrible Death
Gage Goes Home
PRICE FIVE CENTS
WOODFORD
AT MADRID
And His Coming Causes a
Sensation
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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.

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