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TWENTY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO. 21.
AMUSEMENTS
Three Nights Only, Oct. 21, 22, 23—COMMENCING TONIGHT-Matlnee Saturday.
the original a „d ft, oe Comedy Company
tffVgtXSS" W/y friend Jrom Sndea
By F. A. DU SOUCIIIST. The one big laughing hit of the century. Seats now on sals.
Prices—2sc, 60c. 75c, 11.00 and 51.50. Telephone Main 70.
One 9fight Only, 9?fonday, Oct. 25
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SSeacA *SaW ~ -
Sale of Reserved Seats Voday at 9 a. m.
LAST CONCERT IN AMERICA BEFORIS EUROPEAN TOUR, Supported by
Mr,. T. Masac, Pianist; Mr. William H. Mead, Mr. W. C. McQuillan, Flutist*; Mr. L. Opid,
Celloist; Miss Eva E. Ellsworth. Pianist and Accompanist. Under auspices Children's Home
Society. Seats on sale Thursday, Oct. 21. Prices 25c, 50c 75c, 11.00, 11.50. Telephone Main 70
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT —Grand <T, j . Q • /) /»
....return engagement of the... t/ tCllll~M CtJ"ttnu L/VCfCI l/Oi
6 Performances—October 2f>, 27, 28. 29, SO—Matinee Saturday. Repertoire
Tuesday Evening KAUST Friday Evening LUCIA
Wednesday Evening L'AFRICAINE Saturday Matinee TRAVIATA
Thursday Evening LA BOHEME Saturday Evening CARMEN
All the old favorites in the cast. Grand chorus, grand orchestra, elaborate costumes. Seats
now on sale. Prices 25c. 50c, 75c, 11.00. $1 50. Telephone Main 70.
aa, Los Angeles' Society Vaudeville Theater
Voniyht Voniyht
V¥lvVwM\Ml First American Appearance, 4-SMITH FAMILY-4,
The Celebrated Bicycle Experts; HARRY FOY &
FLO CLARK, In their Laughable Comedy. The Man Across the Street; CLAYTON. JENKINS &
JASPER, Two Men and a Mule; EL ZOBEDIE; AORIEN ANCION ;IRENE FKANKLIN;PITRO r.
PRICES NEVER CHANGING—Evening Reserved scats, 50c and 25c; Gallery. 10c. Regular
Matinees Wednesday. Raturonv nnd Sundae Telephone Alain 1447
> "aw m m The Home of Kefined Drama. The handsomest
U\ ißPforvm h Audltor - nlnLOSAngelea ""
fW B mjL&/MJ%^MkXjf a TONIGHT and remainder oi week, MATINEE
IV TbcPotul.r BroadwayZfioatcr Co.
IN DANIEL FROHMAN'S 7°i C
GREAT LYCEUM THEATER SUCCESS \J ff Q fj'fCtf iff Ct7*6
Regular Burbank prices—2s and 00 cents, Order scits by Telephone Main I^7o
Agricultural Park
TJhe Srandest Sport
Ever offered the admirers of racing in California is
taking place every afternoon at Agricultural Park,
...Absolutely 7fo off7)aj/s
AN EXCEPTIONALLY STRONG . ..
ffiunntny Card for Wednesday and ZfAursday
The 2:24 Trot on Wednesday and the 2:1 S Trot on Thursday
(Qramd Encampment, 1. O. O. F.
. . October /S— 23 *
Public Reception and Entertainment at 8 p.m. Turner Hall. All invited.
. Exemplification, Encampment Degrees, Decoration of Chivalry and Ban-
IJliOSdaif quet at Turner Hall at 7:30. Exemplification Bjebenah Degree at 7:30,1.0.0. F.
w w Jf Hall, followed by banquet. All subordinate members invited.
Off -A_ > Public Competitive Prize Drill by Cantons, Patriarch Militant. Tick-
U/eanesaay ets,2s««us.
. Grand Parade at 2 p.m. Grand Ball and Dress Parade of Patriarchs Mill
fthlfTSaOU 'ant, Hazard's Pavilion, 8 pm. Tickets, gentleman and lady, 5U cents;
"""Jf Ladles'ticket, 25 cents.
Tickets to be haa of members of tho order.
Open About November Ist
...Uhe Z/Sramarct...
jsf s\ (7\ Opposite Postofflce ft —* .
/*U One-half block south Hotel Van Nuys, JLOS JlnyelOS
transient and family Jfcotel
Equipment and servico first-class. Electric lights and Elevator. No Bar. 100 rooms with
baths. Every room heated and supplied with hot and cold water
Jtmerican and European !Ptan Thomas c. brainarq, Prop.
"yhe Santa Fe Route
liLCaliforni'a jCimited*..
• • .On the Santa &o S?oute~= O
BEGINS TUESDAY, QCTOBER 26th.
Will leave Los Ansrelos at B'tOO a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.
Will leave Pasadena at 8:25 a. . Tuesdays and Fridays. Double Drawing Room
Will leave San Bernardino at 9;45 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Sleeping Cars Dinine-
Will arrive Kansas City at 0:10 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays. Cars. Buffet' Smoking
Will arrive St. Louis at 7:00 a.m. Fridays and Mondays. • Car for Kansas City St
Will arrivo Chicago at 9:4< a.m. Fridays and Mondays Louis, Chicago
Will arrive New York at 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Tuesdays. _
Breakfast served in the Dining Car after leaving Los Angeles. Ticket Office. 200 Spring St.
Motel Capltola Capitota-by-the-Sea
SANTA CRUZ CO.
... J(n Sdeal Sea Side fflesort...
Safe Surf Bathing, a Smooth Sheltered Beach, Balmy Air, Delightful Walks and
Drives, A Fine New Hotel, Unexcelled Cuisine.
COTTAGES FOR CAMPEJRS Jfepburn d Gerry, fyanayers
f-Jotel Bella Vasta
1001 Pine Stree
- - J'irst-Ciass Jfcotel ~ *
The Bella Vista Is the Pioneer First-Class Family Hotel of San Francisco. All the
comforts of a modern residence. MRS. A. F. TRACY.
J-flOtel Bartholdi Madison Square. Broadway and Twenty-Third St.
* - European IP/an - -
Under new management. Rooms single or en suite. Restaurant unsurpassed. Ele
gant in all appointments at moderate prices. REED & ROBLEE. Props,
Mote! Vendome san jose
This Beautiful Hotel is situated in the
",Q„ rr J„„ f..i.'> „/- j , <7>_ „ .■/■• /* _„j In the wonderful Santa Clara Valley
Garden City of the yaei/te Coast and only fifty miles from San Francisco
Ita beautisul grounds, elegant appointments, table and service of exceptional excellence, to
gether with a lull orchestra, make it an ideal abiding place, ia a word the
Of „ Is first class In every respect,
t/enaome and so are its patrons. GEO. P. SNELL, Manager.
ostrlch Farm—South Pasadena
/OO Siyantic SHirds of Jfii jfyes
OPEN DAILY TO VISITORS. Tho cheapest and best place to buy tips, capes, boas and plumes
yfienna Buffet p l Au\ N^RKo o w°^op TitJSEr
„.. rreo ' J^' ln '? Entertainment,. Classical MualoEvery Evening Austrian-Hungarian
Kitchen and Eice Cuisine All Day.
THE HERALD
ANOTHER
BIG STRIKE
And Not So Far Away as
the Klondike
OMINECA CREEK, IN VICTORIA
THE SCENE OF THE LATEST BUSH
OF MINERS
The District Surrounding St. Michaels
to Be Placed Under Military
Control—Miner's Death
Associated Press Special Wire.
VICTORIA, B. C, Oct. 20.—News has
been received] from Omineca, in the
northern part of this province, of the
discovery of a new and rich creek and
the remains of Walker Gld Hathaway
and Jim Robinson, who went there rjine
years ago and lost their lives. An ex
pedition was sent in headed, by an In
dian who had been there several years
before, but the second day out the lat
ter lost his bearings However, Hugh
Grant, who was really the head of the
party, with what information he couldi
gather from the Indian, managed, after
a very hard trip, to find, the creek. He
found the tools and signs of Hathaway
and Robinson's work. They prospected
the ground and found, prospects suffic
iently rich to induce them to stake off
claims for all those interested. Samples
of the gold brought back are the purest
seen in British Columbia. Grant and his
partner intend to spend this winter on
the new creek, which it was decided to
name in honor of Hathaway and Robin
son. Grant estimates that he can make
from $3 to $6 per day rocking.
When the news of the discovery spread
word was sent to all prospectors in the
district who could be reached. ancT an
old-time rush ensued. A number of
olaims have been staked and recorded
since. All who came back with samples
seem well satisfied with their prospects
and are going back in the spring.
UNDER MARTIAL LAW
CHICAGO, Oct. 20—A special from
Washington says: President MeKinley
will Issueanorcler placing a large district
ln Alaska, of which St. Michaels will be
the capital, u««ler the control of the
military arm of the government. By
this act the authorities believe the law
lessness feared as a result of the rush
of gold-seekers to the great Northwest
Territory will be suppressed.
The proposed mlltary district will be
I about 100 miles square.
The determination fo Issue the order
was arrived at, it is said, at a Cabinet
meeting. While no official reports of
anything but a peaceful condition have
reached, the department, private com
munications from responsible parties
have oonvinced the authorities that
something more was necessary thar,
civilian rule. The authorities say that
offenses committed within the boun
daries of the district to be described
by the President in his order will sub
ject thot'e responsible to arrest by the
military and prosecution by the civil
lan authorities before whom they will
be brought.
The War Department also proposed to
establish an. army post on the Yukorj
river, but this will not be done before
next spring.
ALGER WILL ACT
WASHINGTON. Oct. 20—The Secre
tary of War will today issue an order
creating a military reservation in that
part of Alaska lying within a radius of
fifty miles from St. Michaels. It is the
purpose to confer upon Lieut.-Col. Ran
dall the necessary legal authority to pre
serve order and protect property in this
section of the country.
COPPER RIVER STEAMERS
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 20—The Aro
tic Oil Works proposes running a line of
steamers to Copper river during the
winter from this port. Headquarters
for the passengers will be constructed
at the river and a supply station for
miners and prospectors will be estab
lished there. The first vessel to start
on the route will be the Walcott, and
it is thought she will be followed by the
Jesse Freeman. Both vessels are now
being prepared with extra passenger ac
commodation for the service.
FORGOT HIS TRAP
PORTLAND, Or., Oct. 20.— S. M. Wise
of Dawson City, Alaska, writes to Simon
Jacobs of thi? city that W. F. Michael
son of F>irtlancli was killed on El Dorado
creek in a peculiar manner. Michael
son suspected that some one was steal
ing from his cabin. He fixed a trap gun
in the door so that It would be dis
charged, if anyone attempted, to enter
the cabin. Michaelson himself was the
first one to attempt to open the door,
and he received a charge of buckshot in
the abdomen. He died in a few hours.
EGGS AND THINGS
PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 20—On the
steamship George W. Elder, which
leaves here next Friday for Dyea, Chas.
E. Vest of this city will ship 4000 dozen
eggs and about a ton and a half of
poultry, freSh meats and oysters, which
he expects to transport over Chilkoot
pass to Dawson by dog train before
Christmas.
The eggs have all been prepared and
are ready for shipment. They were
broken Into cans, sealed up and ther.
frozen. It will be necessary to keep
them in cold storage until Dyea is
reached, and after that it is expected the
weather will be cold enough to keep
them frozen.
Mr. Vest expects to realize $100,000 out
of the venture. He expects to sell the
eggs at $35 per dozen and the poultry
at fabulous prices.
The party has twenty-eight large dogs,
which have been, in training for some
LOS ANGELES, THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 21, 1897
time and they expect to get over the
pass without serious difficulty.
BALTIMORE, Md., Oct. 20.—The sixth
annual meeting of the Women's Home
Missionary society of the Methodist Epis
copal church began here this morning in
the Fayette-street Episcopal church, and
will last a week. About 100 delegates, from
every state In the union, are present. The
treasurer, Mrs. D. L. Williams, reported
receipts of $132,827. and expenditures of
$127,909, leaving a balance of $4SSS. The
treasurer reported nine bequests received
during the year aggregating $29S>0. The re
port was received with applause.
CHICAGO, Oct. 20.-The meeting of the
executive officers of the western roads,
which was held for the purpose of seeing
If something could not he done in the way
of killing off the unauthorized freight tar
iffs- that have been in effect on the western
roads for some time, has been compelled
to give up the idea for the time being, and
the tariffs will remain In effect as hereto
fore.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. Oct. 20.-The Star
this evening says: The presidency of the
Fltehburg railway, the Hoosac Tunnel
route, has been offered to E, S. Washburn,
president and general manager of the
Kansa City, Fort Scott and Memphis rail
way system.
Garfield's Father-in-Law
MENTOR, Ore., Oct. 20,-Zeb Rodolph.
father of Mrs. James A. Garfield, widow of
the late president, died today at Lawn
fleld, the Garfield home, of old age. De
ceased was 91 years of age. and had been
ln feeble health for some time. Two chil
dren besides Mrs. Garfield survive him.
TRIBESMEN DEFEATED
BUT ENGLISH FORCES SUFFER
SEVERELY
The Storming of the Dargai Ridge
Proves the Desperate Courage of
the Revolters
SIMLA, Oct. 20.—According to advices
from Fort Lockheart, the tribesmen hav
ing occupied Dargai ridge, which
commanded Chagru, General Yeaton
Biggs sent the second division this
morning to dislodge them. The posi
tion was avery strong one, on the sum
mit of a precipitous hill, reached only by
a single path along which the attack
ing force, consisting of the Guerka reg
ulars, the Dorsetshire regiment was ob
liged to climb in Indian file, three bat
teries meanwhile shelling the Sangers.
The British suffered a temporary
check when they reached the open space,
and were exposed to an accurate fire.
After a prolonged artillery fire the
Guerkas were reinforced by the Gordon
Highlanders. Then followed a mag
nificent rush across the open space in
the face of a murderous fire. The en
emy stood their ground until the Brit
ish reached the rocks below, down which
the tribesmen could not see to fire, and
then they flc>d pell mell. The losses of
the Guerkas and the Gordon Highland
ers were severe.
According to later advices, General
Biggs' divison advanced at daybreak by
way of Chgru Kotal, with Brigadier-
General Kempster's brigade leading. It
was nearly 10 o'clock when the enemy
began a long-range Aght. Three moun
tain batteries, massed on Chargru Ko
tal, replied, while the Gordon High
landers pushed through to support the
first line, firing volleys at long range.
The tribesmen reserved their Are un
til the Guerkas reached' the zigzag path
under the cliff, where Major Jennings
Bromley was killed 1 on Monday. Three
British companies crossed the zone oft
here at a rush, sustaining heavy losses,
while the remainder deployed to the left
to Intercept a flank attack threatened by
some 7000 of the enemy from that direc
tion. The Dorsetshire regiment at
tempted to support the Guerkas, but
were kept back by the enemy, who re
mained cool and reserved their Are un
til the British were well exposed.
At 1 p. m. matters looked' serious, as
the gun Are, though aided by a mountain
battery from Fort Gulistan, had failed
to dislodge the enemy. General Kemp
ster thereupon went forward in person,
moving up the Gordon Highlanders and
the Third Sikh regiment into the Aght
ing line. A systematic assault was then
organized, and 2000 men with Axed bayo
nets stood waiting for the order to ad
vance.
Three minutes before the word of com
mand was given General Kempster tele
graphed back Instruction to the company
to concentrate their fire. The eighteen
pieces of artillery responded, and, under
cover of this Are, the leading company
of the Highlanders, amid perfect si
lence, rushed into the Are zone.
Half the men dropped, but the re
mainder pushed gallantly on until they
reached the cover where the Guerkas
lay. The rest of the force streamed af
ter them, and the tribesmen, seeing that
most of the troops had passed the Are
zone, fled up the hill and collected un
der cover of the cliffs. The Highland
ers and mixed regiments, after pausing
a moment to take breath, again ad
vanced to the assault, and twenty min
utes later the position was won.
The ridge was stormed at 3 o'clock.
From noon until that hour the tribes
men, sheltered ln the sangers, stood a
heavy bombardment, beating their
drums, waving their standards, shout
ing defiance, and maintaining a hot Are
on the advancing infantry.
General Biggs 'will continue the ad
vance so as to hold the Frontal hills, and
then push on to Kharappa, where he
will be Joined by Sir William Lockhart.
ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 20.—George D.
Meiklejohn, assistant secretary of war. and
party arrived in St. Paul today from Oma
ha, and spent the day at Fort Snelling.
They will leave tonight or tomorrow for
the Yellowstone, thence to Fort Vancou
ver.
ELKO. New, Oct. 20.—D. V. Johnston,
one of the oldest residents of this section,
died at his home ln Starr valley today, aged
71. He represented this county in the leg
islature for several terms, and was well
known all over the Pacific coast.
Home Missions
Quit in Disgust
A Place Provided
Traveling Officials
A Nevada Pioneer
ENGLAND
ANSWERS
The Proposals of American
Bimeiallists
THE DIPLOMATIC WORDING
SHOWS INTENTION TO AVOID
OFFENSE
The Indian Mints Will Not Be Opened
to Silver—No Conference Will
Be Needed
a
Associated Press Special Wire.
LONDON, Oct. 20.—Lord Salisbury to
night sent to Ambassador Hay the reply
of the British government to the propos
als of the American bimetallic commis
sion, headed by Senator Woicott. It is
a diplomatically worded note. His lord
ship says the government of Great
Britain is not able to reopen the Indian
mints at present. He regrets the in
ability to accede to the proposals-of the
American commissioners, Great Britain
having as great an interest as the United
States and France in securing a stable
par exchange for gold and saver and the
enlarged use of silver.
Under the circumstances, Lord Salis
bury s-ays the British government does
not see the desirability of an interna
tional monetary conference, but will be
pleased to consider any other practical
suggestions from the United States.
Lord Salisbury enclosed with the note
a copy of the statement of Sir J. West
land, head of the financial department
of India, which was under discussion,
and which takes strong grounds against
the reopening of thelndia mints.
BLANCO HOPEFUL
But Can't Tell When the War Will
End
MADRID, Oct. 20.—A dispatch from
Corun.na says that Marshal Bianco,
prior to embarklr.g yesterday for Ha
vana, made the following statement:
"I go to Cuba with full confidence ln
the efficacy of the rew program to in
sure immediate andi certain success.
My military and political action I shall
develop simultaneously. I have not
been instructed to maintain any reserve
regarding the intentions to bestow the
full autonomy offered by the Liberal
party when I was in the opposition.
"I have not consulted the government
about the divisional command, but so
as to have more time for political af
fairs, I wished to be accompanied by
generals like General Parrado, who, as
second mi command, will bear the brunt
of the military action, and General
Pando, who will direct the campaign
at the head of the army.
"I cannot Ox a date for the termina
tion of the war. One of my generals
has expressed himself confident of re
turning victorious in seven months.
Matters might take a turn to conform
with his surmise, but if all ends well It
will make no difference even if we do
take a little logger to reach peace."
HAVANA, via Key West, Fla„ Oct.
20.—A special to EI Diario from Madrid
says that the government has cabled
to General Weyler strictly prohibiting
any demonstration on the day of his
departure for Spainand Intimating that
if these Instructions are not complied,
with by him he will be-held strictly ac
countable.
SPENT HIS MONEY
Then Resorted to Worthless Checks
and Forgery
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 20.—Harry-
Rogers, a well dressed man about forty
years of age, was arrested by Detec
tives Gibson and Wren in a cheap lodg
ing house in Oakland on two chargesof
forgery preferred against him by Man
ager Brennan of the Hotel Pleasanton,
upon whom he passed worthless checks
drawn upon the Canadian Bank of Com
merce at Toronto.
Rogers came hero about five years ago
with young Duryea, son of the big
starch manufacturer, from the east. Af
ter a tour cf the state, during which both
men spent money lavishly, Rogers re
turned here, and about a month ago en -
gaged comfortable quarters at the Pleas
anton. Upon the recommendation of
C. H. Hopkins, a Santa Barbara capital
ist, and other equally well known busi
ness men of this city, Rogers had no
difficulty In obtaining extensive credit,
and his checks were accepted without
question. After having gone the
rounds of the various resorts in thlscity,
leaving behind him a trail of worthless
checks for sums ranging from $50 to $70,
he was asked to explain the fact that
the first check given to his host of the
Pleasanton had been dishonored, but he
promptly disappeared. Very little is
known here of his antecedents, but It Is
said that he is a widower, and that until
two years ago he was in possession of a
small fortune which he inherited from
his wife, but which he threw away dur
ing a brief career of dissipation.
An Ancient Skeleton
IRVINGTON, Cal., Oct. 20.—Workmen
digging a cesspool back of a saloon here
today unearthed a skeleton of a human
being nine feet below the surface. When
the pick struck the bones they rapidly
crumbled, but a piece of the Jawbone, with
several teeth, was saved, showing plainly
that the skeleton was that of a human
form. In the early fifties an Indian came
Into a saloon which stood on the spot then
and It was said that he was killed and
robbed and afterwards buried in the cellar.
A Switchman Killed
OAKLAND, Oct. 20.—Walter Wieshelmer,
a switchman employed In the West Oak
land railroad yards, met his death under
the wheels of a freight train early this
morning. Wieshelmer was engaged in
making up a freight train In the yards,
and was coupling the cars when the acci
dent happened.
INDEX
i
TO THE TELEGRAPH NEWS
George Williams, on trial at Stock
ton for attempted train wrecking, con
victed.
A Kansas sheriff shot dead by a
bootlegger he was arresting; lynching
is likely.
A Minneapolis mystery partially
cleared up, and will end in a shoot
ing affray.
Indian tribesmen defeated by Eng
lish troops in a desperate battle on
the Dargai hills.
Alger is still troubled with doubts
about the San Pedro appropriation,
but will advertise for bids.
Yellow fever spreading more rap
idly than heretofore, and the percent
age of fatal cases grows greater.
Dan Dutcher defends himself
against the charge of murdering Scho
field by a claim of justifiable homi
cide.
A rich gold strike reported in the
northern part of the province of Vic
toria, and a rush of miners follows
promptly.
Catholic university board of di
rectors agitated over the Pope's
wishes concerning the removal of
Mgr. Schroeder.
An English syndicate perfects an
agreement for railroad building in
China; an Oriental war likely to result
from claims to Corea.
Joe Patchen knocks four seconds
off the world's record for pacing to
wagon; football games; work on the
wheel and with the bat.
The jury in the Luetgert case can
not agree on a verdict; the trial judge's
courtroom looted by morbid people
hunting for souvenirs of the trial.
England answers the proposals of
the American bimetallic commission
ers; the note is diplomatically worded,
but leaves no doubt that Indian mints
will not be opened to silver and that
no international monetary conference
will be held.
WILLIAMS CONVICTED
OF AN ATTEMPT TO WRECK A
TRAIN
Punishment Fixed by the Jury at Im
prisonment for Life—A Wash
ington Stage Robbed
STOCKTON, Oct. 20.—At 3 oclock this,
evening- the jury in the rase of George
Williams, charged with attempting to
wreck the New Orleans express at
Morano station on the 4th ultimo, re
turned a verdict of guilty, fixing the
penalty at life imprisonment. Williams
arose when the verdict was announced,
and asked to be allowedi to address the
jury. The request was denied. Will
iams said afterward that he wanted to
tell the-m that they sentenced him to a
living dieath, to which he would prefer
the gallows. He declared, he- would ap
peal to the United States supreme court
if necessary to regain his liberty.
George Sehlagel, who was associated,
with Williams in the attempted train
wreck, will be tried tomorrow.
A STAGE HELD UP
SPOKANE, Wash., Oct. 20.—A special
from Uniontown, Wash., says: The
stage running between Lewiston and
Union town was heldi up last r.ight about
10 p. m. by masked ma; and the United
States mail and express treasure box
robbed. On the stage's arrival at the
top of the hill the robbers jumped from
their place of concealment and demand
ed the treasure box and mall pouches,
These were given, up. One of the pas
sengers was compc-lied to break open
the treasure' box with ar. axe, after
which the stage was ordered'forward.
None of the passengers were molested.
On the arrival at Lewiston the driver
telephoned the stage proprietor, who
went at once to the scene, accompanied,
by the postmaster and express agent.
The postmaster and express agent from
Lewiston also hurried here. The con
tents of the pouches were rifled of val
uables and papers and things not want
ed strewn on the ground.. Tiure is no
clue to the perpetrators. It is believed
that but little booty was secured.
Forest Fires
PITTSBURG, Oct. 20.—From all parts
of Western and Central Pennsylvania,
Eastern Ohio and West Virginia come
reports of forest and mountain fires. All
the Upper Youghlogheny region is in a
blaze. Across the Youghlogheny rivet-
Limestone Hill is a lurid slope of fire
and south of Connellsville the fires art
eating up the shrubbery, endangering
homes and destroying fences and barns.
In the vicinity of Rice Brook nearly one
hundred men are fighting the fires. It
is estimated that 6000 acres have been
burned in the vicinity of Rice Brook
during the last thirty-six hours.
Pullman's Funeral
CHICAGO, Oct. 20.—The funeral of the
late George M. Pullman will take place
at Graceland cemetery on Saturday at
2 p. m. It was at first expected that the
interment would be hield ln the Mount
Albion cemetery, near Albion, N. V.,
where Mr. Pullman's father and mother
were buried years ago, but Mrs. Pull
man signified a desire to have the burial
here rather than in the east, and it has
so been decidred. The offices of the
Pullman company will be closen the day
of the funeral and the great shops at
Pullman will pay like tribute to the
dead
Tourist Service
CHICAGO. Oct. 20.—Beginning tonight
the Chicago and Northwestern road will
resume the first class sleeping car
between Chicago and Portland, Ore., via
the Union Pacific and Oregon Short Line.
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PRICE FIVE CENTS.
NEW CASES
REPORTED
Show Yellow Fever Gain
ing Ground
COOL BUT SULKY WEATHER
LIKELY TO RESULT IN MANY
FATALITIES
The Scourge at Montgomery Drive*
the Alabama State Officers to
Seek New Quarters
Associated Press Special Wire.
NEW ORLEANS, La., Oct. 20.—A'l
previous records as to the number of
new cases were broken today. Early ln
the evening fifty-three new cases had
been entered on the books of the board.
At the same time there 5 had been six
deaths. These had all occurred, during
the early morning hours and it was char
acteristic of the day's events that al
though there had been six deaths re
ported up to 7 oclock, not a single one
of them had. occurred since noon. The
weather today has been not unlike that
of the entire week. It has been cool but
sultry during the nights and early morn
ings and especially calculated to produce
fatalities. Of the deaths today two or
three were the results of poor treatment.
The most notable death of the day
was that of Ira T. Britton. Mr. Britton
was manager of the General Electric
company here. He came here about a
year ago from Columbus, Ohio, and was
taken down a few days ego. He bad
been unable to rally and this morning he
died.
Among the new cases today is a sou
ot Judge Monroe of the civil district
court.
This Is a record of deaths:
IRA T. BRITTON.
LILLIAN MURRAY.
MRS. PIERRE JOURDOT.
DELIA MOSES.
PASCAL MAGGESTRANO.
THEODORE PERROVICH.
The daily report issued tonight by ths>
board of health shows a total of sixty
new cases today.
IN ALABAMA
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 20.—Owing
to the prevalence of yellow fever lh
Montgomery and the fact that all of the
towns and. cities of the state have quar
antined, against the place, the state gov
ernment has temporarily been removed
to Birmingham. The governor and ell
the state officers have located here and
are transacting business from thispoint.
The official bulletin issued by the
Montgomery board of health names Aye
cases of yellow fever for the past twen
ty-four hours and one death, that of
Patrick White.
IN GREATER NEW YORK
All the Candidates Busy Making Cam
paign Speeches
NEW YORK, Oct. 20.—Gen. Benja
min F. Tracy, candidate for mayor, Sec
retary of the Interior Biissand.Governor
Black addressed an audience of 1500 per*
sons at a Republican meeting held to
night in the Lenox Lyceum.
When Gen. Tracy appeared, he met
with an ovation, but it was not as last
ing as the one he got when he entered
with Mr. Bliss. Gen. Tracy in hlsspeeoh
dwelt largely on Brooklyn politics and
made an argument against the Citizens'
union.
Governor Frank Black also made a
long speech in Gen. Tracy's behalf.
A Henry George meeting ln the Brook
lyn academy of music tonight called
forth an audience which filled the big
building to overflowing. The principal
attraction was the appearance in Brook
lyn of Henry George for the first time
during the campaign. A second meet
ing was held in the Clermont avenue
rink, where an immense audience was
addressed by Mr. George and ex-Con
gressman Tom L. Johnson of Ohio.
Seth Low addressed a large meeting in
in Flushing tonight.
She's Still Afloat
MARK ISLAND, Oct. 20.—The U. S. S.
Baltimore left the navy yard at 10 oclock
this morning, en route to Honolulu, but
came to anchor three miles south of Mare
Island lighthouse, on account of the blow
ing out of a manhole plate of one of the
forward boilers, flooding the whole fire
room with hot water and making it neces
sary to haul tire under the forward boiler.
The Are was immediately started under the
two after boilers, and the Baltimore will
proceed to San Francisco tonight or earljr
tomorrow morning.
A Frightened Horse
DENVER, Col., Oct. 20.—A special to the
News from Cheyenne. Wyo., says: A fa
tal accident occurred on Seventeenth street
this evening. Mrs. Samuel Finch and her
friend, Mrs. Pettigrew. were out driving,
when the horse became frightened and ran
away, smashing up the buggy and throw
ing the ladles out. Mrs. Finch was so se
riously Injured that she died before she
reached home. One of Mrs. Pettlgrew's
ears wa,s almost torn off, but it is thought
she will recover.
A Small Potato Crop
NEW YORK, Oct. 20.-Not since 1592 has
the potato crop of the United States
proved so nearly a failure, says the Amer
ican Agriculturist in Its final report of the
yield of ISO 7. Compared with the liberal
crop of last year there Is an apparent fall
ing off of nearly 30 per cent In tonnage,
and the quality of the whole Is greatly de
ficient. County and township returns from
all the leading potato growing states to this
weekly newspaper show the yield to be
174,000,000 bushels, against 243,000,000 In 189*.
Irishman and Negro
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 20.—An eight-round con
test between Peter Maher, the Irish cham
pion, and Bob Armstrong, the negro giant,
Is being arranged by the St. Louis Press
club, through Parson Davles. Armstrong
has accepted, and If Maher agrees, will
go into training at once. The contest will
be pulled off November 17 in thla city. If
ultimately arranged.

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