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STABLISILE 1.) 1865.0____ NEWBERRY, S., C., TUESDAY, JULY 20, 1897.TVCJAWEI,S.0AYA
LIVELY IN EDGEFIELD
THE LA RGEST ACETIN( 6F 1 'lE SEN
KcLaurln Goes forJ11b.1!.76r h1 tho Re
nate-rb tacks h1eLaurin's Tariff
Doct and Makes Some Explina
U r-Evans and Mayfield Speak
J~Special to The Regist r.I
Edgoflold, S. C., July 15.-Th4
largest and liveliust meeting of th4
campaign was hold here today
Between 400 and 500 people wor<
)present. The usual routine wai
broken when Senator MoLaurin
following Colonel Irby went for thg
latter's career in the Senate. Me
Laurin, armed with the Congress
ional Records of the Fifty-secon(
and Fifty-third Congresses, fro
quently brought Irby to his foot t<
Colonel Irby, the first speaker
was greeted 'with some npplan.3w
He was in EdgofieldJfer lfio firsi
"M%ngilQ.c896;'Id he, to soo th4
reception of the people's groat tri
buno, Bon Tillman. He was her<
then fighting combinations and wa,
here now fighting the "Ttate Hous
gang," which was attempting to par
col out the offices of this State fr.>n
Senator down to coroner. "I an
running as a democrat," declare
Irby. "I am the only origina
package in the lot." McLaurir
had patented his speech. At Beau
fort he wanted protection on rice
at Charleston on rico and long
staple cotton, and so for over3
county, but he didn't think he had
a patented protection speech foi
Edgofleld. McLaurin had the peo
ple fooled. He is not on the sam(
platform as Tillman. Tillman hai
declared he wasn't.
Proceeding on a new tack, he do
clared that McLaurin had gotter
Gonzales for his political dady ani
the. world cau't beat him. He ther
declared that he and Tillman wer
the political dadies of all of th<
candidates, but thought they wer(
treating him with disrespect by op
Ho had been politically assassi
nated and thrown out for dead be
cause he resisted the great conspi
racy last year against the democrat
ic party. He was a democrat, al
ways had been and could be noth
ing else because ho was for the in
torest of the people.
Colonel Irby then attacked Mc
Laurin's tariff views, declaring thai
Tila had said they were iniquit
ous, and "I know you will believ<
him if you won't me. You poopli
here love him and believe what he
Colonel Irby attacked the newvs
paper01s. H-e declared that Mr. Uon
zales had prevented a Conservativi
from entering this race. Mr. Gon
zailes had called him a liar in to
day's paper, which was unparliam
entary: no one usually called bin
that when close to him, however
He attacked the Forty movement
He believed that every white marn
should be allowed to vote and there
fora disappro ved of the constitutior
al suffrage clause,.
Colonel Irby made the assortiom
that he and not Tillman had madi
Evans Governor. IHe, with Tillman
he declared, had had Saluda made
into a county and left Edgefielb
Consorya jw with Sheppard to r
Lt.Rovi9 ing past political history
rb seod that last year 1h4
could have gone to the Chicago con
vention as a delegate. Gantt, saih
ho, came to him at 2 o'clock a. in
and said that the State convontior
had loft a place open for him. H<
sent word back that ho would no
accept because he was unalterabl2
opposed to the declared bolting pol1
icy of the party.
Editor Ball next came in fo:
praise for coming out againstL the
newspaper combination at Colum
- ia. The Ellerbo-Watts opisode
was repeated but eliciteid no app)lause
"w declared that he could provi
he "State House clique" wer<
gomng to turn out Mclvor and tha
.H oncluded by reviewing his
r6 -rord and declaring that lie had
. always been with the people. Col.
Irby was. wildly applauded when ho
took his seat. He kept the crowd
in a good humor and they listened
Senator McLaurin began by rr-.
viewing his record as a Reformer.
The Reform movement, lie declared,
did not depend on the life of any
man, not even on that of Tillman.
He jumped on Irby for saying that
he made Tillman support Evans
for Governor. He thought it time
for a Reformer to stop in when a
man like IrFy boasted that he made
the Govyinor. "Who ought. to
make tlb Governors of South Caro
lina, the white voters or John
Irby from his sont--"Tho white
"But you said jnst now that you
made Evans Governor."
Irby: "Well, I helped." (Laught
McLaurin attackod him for dovis
ing the Colleton plan in order to
foist Evans on the people wheu they
didn't want him. Sonator McLaur
in caused mnch morrimont by parn
I phrashing Henry IV, substituting
I Irby for Falstaff, Evans for Princo
L Hal and Larry antt for Pistol in
the scene where Prince Hal becomes
king and ignores FalstafT.
He had no political dady, lie de
clared, but he did not know boforo
l that Editor Ball was acting in that
capacity for Col. Irby.
Mr. Ball hotly interrupted, saying
that he was the political dady of no
i man and was opposed to Irby.
"Well, you are not for ime."
--"That's true, too," rejoined Mr.
Senator McLaurin then procooded
to severely attack Irby's rocord
while in the Sonato. Before begin
ning ho explained tho terms "paired"
and "voto called."
Irby's record for the first sossion
of the Fifty-second Congress was as
follows: Votes taken, 89. Irby
voted 13 times, paired 10 times, not
*The lirat session of the Fifty.
-. third Congress, he said, was called
- to repeal the purchasing clause of
the Shorman act. Senator Irby's
love for silver should bo seen in his
record during this session. There
were 49 votes taken; Irby voted 19
times and (lid not vote 30; was not
l)paireid 52 times; did not answer to
3 call of Senate 11 calls.- Col. irby's
> record for this Congress was gone
As to his absence from the Fifty
- third Congress, Col. Irby explained
> by saying that he and Senator But
- Ior absented themselves to break a
- quorum and keep thle Senate fromi
repealing the Sherman purchasing
clause, it was a filibustoring mionis
- ro. He wvas always on hand to cast
As to his absence from the Fifty
- second Congress, Col. LIrby said1 that
was a Presidential election year and
he was at home as State chairman
looking after the interest of the
party. "You all know the Ccon
servatives didn't knowv they were
whipped, and they wore planning to
capture the May convention. Till
man was running for ro-elentbon.
We wvanted the delegates to thle
Chicago convention. I was sent
there, and this passing backc and
forward accounts for much of my
I absence." Besides, continued Col.
Irby, lhe was paired on all political
questions. On other questions his
"pair" would always acortain by
L telegram how lie stood.
SSenator McLarin again retu rned0
to thoeCongressional Record. A ft.or
a little lie asked: "Do you wvant to
elect a man to thiejSonato to represent
the State and then let himi absent
himself to run all the partion of the
i State ?"
.Irby-"I have quit that now."
"Yes, because the people have
> gnt you," answered McLaurin.
t Uol. Irby etting permismion to
interrupt Senator Mclaurin, jumpod
on him for his afililiations with so
mnany parties. . Ho aigatin excused
his absences from the Senato on the
ground of sickness and death in his
Sonator MeLaurin continued en
this aggressivo line for a while long
or and thon proceded to miako his
usual tariff spevecl. Itis speech in
ill lasted about two hours. It was
frequently applauded and the crowd
ovidently favored it. Bofore taking
his seat, McLauiilnl took a hand pri
mary on his tarifl' views. About one
half showod their approval by vot
ing. It was after 2 o'clock wh(ei
Senator McLaurin concluded. The
au11diolnco at. onlco bvganl to leavo the
court house for dinmor.
Ilei 'Mr. AMayfield Itrose to spvak.
Mr. Mfaiyfield Iado his chalariittis
tic anti-dispeIsary Spoel, but, in
addition said tit after introducinlg
his bill for its abolition he( ha(d had
conference with (lovernor llerb.
The Governor asked him to with
draw it., which lie did. Mr. May
field said titt, iiinslilueli as McLaur
in charged with being in a combinilta
tion that he would say Mclaurinl is
the appointee of the Governor and
Governor Ellerbo declared to him
(MAylil(j) that he would back Me
Laurin with the wholo force of his
administration. Ellorbe uirged him
not to runt, saying that he intended
to favor it niew party comliposed of
conlservativo Conservatives1 and coil
By tlp tilo Mr. John G ary Evans'
turn to spoak came around thocrowd
had returned frolmi diniker. I te mulade
his usual tariff speech and in it,
soveroly ittlacked McLauIinll for his
views. Ilie roald favorable c munenlts
from republican papvrs. Evans
charged that, McLaurin had novor
been filithful to hi frieis. Had
it not b(teln for McLaurin, holi assert
Od, JludgO Wallace would b) a jus
tico on the supromo IIech. While
he was worl g for him MeLaurin
was knifing ihim for PoIpe, in order
to get Pope's placo as AtIoney
General. When he was runinling for
the Sonate last year Me Lauriin kiiif
Od him, ho declaed.
McILaur1iiil, w1o had jllst roturned
frot dinnier, si( thiat he had helped
Eviais inl his race for the oSeite.
His defeat wats dtie to Irly having.
forced him, as (lovernor, downi the
itas decla.red. t.ht t lie w
out somiewyhere. Tlhteinj ML(. aurnin
A\ lively sp at on Mc Laurnin 's vot e
crowd l is(tin ttte ntiv el y. Te re
wals diecided evidlence of vlind1ictivo.
nosS towairds Evanis, whlile thle
crowdl cheertied MIcL[auri n at every
\hteii Evanits finiishied at 3.30 . mn.
the crowdi begani to call again for
Mc Laiuini. 111 loCeinoed h owever,
TIhe met'tini g t omiOiorw is at Sal -
Tlhec fol lowinig aren the ap~poinit.
mints for thle sonaitoial campa~nignt
ntow ini progress ini thiis Staite:
O)rangelinrg, Wiedni esday, J1ul y 21
Dlorchoster, Thuirsday, July) 2.
Bamberg, Frniday, July 231.2
Uion0i, MnIday(t, Juily 26.
Spartanblurg, 'l'nesday, July 27.
(Oheooe, 'Thuiirsday, Juiily 2$).
Pickons, Sait urday, Juily 31.
O)conoee, M\oniday, Aug. 2.
Ainderson, \Vednuesdbay, Aug. I.
GIronwood, Thiursdaiy, A ug. f.
Abboh)ville, Frida1~, Aug.? .
Liauronis, Satu rday, Aug. 7.
Nowborry, M~oinday, Aug. 0).
ChIester, Wedniesdauy, A ug. 1I 1
Yrk,1 'lThutrsday, Aug. I12.
Kortshiaw. Sturda~liy, Au.t( I 1.
Chstrfield, M\ondatiy, Aug. 16.
M\arlboro, Wednesditeay, Aug. I18.
I)arlingtoin, Thursday, Aug. 19.
Mar-ion, Saltu1rday, Antg. 21.
H orry, Monday, Aug. 28.
Geoorgetown, WodnI esday. Auhg. 25.
WVilliamtsburg, Tihursdaty, Atug. 26.
Maniiniig, Fr' iday, Aug. 27.
Florencm i unity,v A n1g 29.
BEN'S BILL PASSES
CONSIDERM E) TO HAVE NO EFFEOT ON
It WAIM Not O)pomel But Tillanan Thiliks
iffor, ily und I JibHliat-Littimer
Repines to Irby--Alunter for Unlon.
(Special to Tho State.)
wasiington, July 15.--Tm Till
nan bill, "limiting the effect of reg
ulations of commerce betwoon the
Stat," 111s8( thO senato today
without oppositiot, or (uotion. At
"the first blush" it was fhought fthe
bill had somo romoto connoa .tion with
t ho dispensary law in South Caroli
na,l but with this impression romoved
there was no opposition to lto bill.
One sonator, in explttantion of the
liatter, said to the State: "Tho
bill is malincgloss, so far as it ay
plies to dispensary conditions in
Sonth Carolinai, Ild in its general
lipplicatioll it. is fiitaillolut .to it
stiatutory declaration that tho Bill of
?ight, i it part, Of tho Constitution
of ite United States. In ti exor
orcise of its polico powers every
Stato lias tbo power to control the
liquor traific within the St-at, but
thire ill nothing ill tei bill that ro
1110tely sggest that the oxisting
dispensary law in South (aroliia is
a police regulation. With tho 1111
dlersI 11tanding thit it ha1s 110 possible
referenco to local oxigencies il South
Carolinall, tle bill wias allowed to
Senator Tillman looks it it dif
foremtly, and if his privitto views
hand been exprvssod in the senato the
defoat of tho bill would have bome
cortain, but apart fron a imarkod
triumlipli Oil the part of the senator,
I") importanco whatovor is attached
to tiho passlgo of tei bill- Imilmed
intely after th 11Ctioll of th sellato
oentor Tillm saw 1 Speaker Roed,
and irgel th report of a rulo that
would bring the bil 1 before the holso.
Mr. IRood promised to look into th
mitter (it onco.
In reply to Sonator Irby's cam
patign~ stattomnt thilt tihe passagol~ of
tho Latimer bill would porpotuito
the dispensary systell in the Stato
indefinitely, Roprosentative Latimor
said: "Ti bill nimply loaves the
disposition of the li(lnor trafie ques
tion il th hainds of the people, to
revoko or perpotuato it by logislativo
Iftinter's natno was sont in today
for postmaster it Union. Ito is as
sured by Senator Trilhnan tiat, no
opposition will be mado to his im
imedio clonfOl irmlation.
At th inlstanIce of Seniator Tlill -
man11 thle appoinit mnt of Buirgess as
post mtster att (Gr eer slttionl11 hbeen
held uip and1 atnothler appointment is
TIIAT NEV P'ARTV,
G overorit Elleb ye10 'st.ordaty hlad
somnethling t.o say about Mr. May
flh's statomonet onl tIlo st.ump11 at.
I'4dgefield qfuotinmg tile Governor ats
say inig -he wVisho~d to form at nowl
parlty'. 'IlT EVoin lg Record thus11
repor'ts whlat the GAovernor had1( to
"'0overnor Ellerbo was askad1 thiis
mnoring iabot this st atement. Hie
wais very much surpr'isedI thait May
field shlould hlave maido it and in
sisted thatnt May fild1 imust have been
mIisquIotd b( iy the repior'ter.
"The1 fitcts of the matter, as statod1
by the Governor, are as follows:
"'Mayfield1 camolint hIl)Iis oflice iand
gave inforimationi of is initentioni to
lhe a senattoriial candl(ida(to. May3 fiel
then1 asked0( the (Governior whlat course
he wou)ld pursno11(, dlesirinlg to kniow if
1t( h(iove'rnor, b'causne o. hiis ap)pointL
mont, of McLuIaurini, wits going to
make1( anyl special ('fiort to 5(oeuro' his
by v'itu of anl Ixet,ivo app1oinlt
monlit, thbat w.old( not biats himl andl
he wvouldt let tIle sonaitorial r'ace run
its owvn courise, provided, however,
110n1( of the canidai(Ites assailedi hlim
and his ad(minislrntion, in whinh
caso lie would be obligod for solf
preservation to oppose tho man who
had dragged him into a campaign in
which ho had no part or parcol. To
this, of courso, Mr. Mayfiold could
make no objection.
"In a friendly and confidential
way, the Govornor informod May
fiold he had heard it was his intention
to mako the race as an old, or orig
inal Reformer and attompt to draw
the factional lines in order to profit
by a bitter division of tho peoplo.
As a friond lie advised him not t.
pursue such a policy, stating his bo
Hief that the bost peoplo of the State
were gotting together irrespective of
past factional difforences and that
public sentimient would not approvo
an effort to divide the white voters
of South Carolina into two hostile
"And from that slender source, if
lie be correctly reported, Maylield
coiistructed a cock and a bull story
about thA Govornor trying to form a
TILLM.AN'S DiSPENSARV ili.
Am itWwardi for ia Voet for the TariinfT.
Reedc (o Hlear 111imi.
[Special to The State.]
WasiliIgt,o, J uly 17.- Passing
the Tillman litior bill through an
iidiffor-oit, semite was an easy job,
but runig;1r the gauntlet of the
house conunittoo on rules is iuite
another thing. Senator Tillman
made ihe discovery to-day in his
effort. to secure a report on his bill
Monday. Speakor lood examined the
bill last n igit, in connection wit h the
South Carolina dispensary law
and Judge Simonton's decision, ho
intimated to-day that it ought to go
to the judiciary Committee. I He said,
however, thalt. lie would give the
South Carolina represifatives a
Senator Tillman and Roprosenta
tivo Wilhon W'ill proseit the argu
mont in suipport, of the rulo.
Roporeseitativos St.one of Piennsyl
vania, T1awney of Minnesota and
Barrett of Georgia will represent. the
opposition, anid' that will end the
miatter at, thlis session.
Dalzol I and I Hendersol, both m1m1
bors of the coinunittee on rnloq, have
intiimiated, if not directly promised,
their support to Senators Tilhmuan
and McLaurin, but whiien approached
by the State to-day they were pro
foundly oblivious of the impending
catastrophe 1.o lie South Carolina
Tihe tariff bill is not yet onit of the
woods, and Sonmator TIilhuia.i may
take it b)y the throat Monday anid
comlpel the consideration of the
liqpor bill. It is b)roadlly hinted flint
fear of Tillhnian at this critical junc
ture of the tamriff bill may exp)lain
the unianimions aiction of thme senate
in pasn his bill. Htow far this
infhI lonIcoii my aiffect. thie coimmnittoo
of rules retain is to be seon. At the
M oniday hearing it is not cert ain
that the soniator wvil not use his
p)itcflfork on the czar.
ll IX , KI CNsu Ir III iiI't4 linO ll .s 6 Not.
Poor1 L,at i,r.
(Special to Thme State.)
WVashington, July 1(.- ''Upon in
vest igationi to day 1 find(,"' sai<d t he
Senator <iiot(ed ini last niight's dhis
patch to the St.ate, '"that I have en.
t irely mnisapprehlended the scope of
thme Tilbnian liquor bill which paIssed
the s:;nate yesterdany ,v* unamnimous
iimasure, uand . Il msimlply aimazed
that, it got thlrough the senate wvith
out oppomsit ion. It was reported
uinani iimously b y the commsitteeQ, andi~
with other seonators, as I liarn to
daHy, I aissumied Htat lhe bill inmvolved
rio radical dlepartuire ini sumpituary
legislation. Its passago ii4 -ner thie
ciscummstances was a most raumiark.
Seoiator Tilhianm naturally is proud
of the achiiemont anid gloefully~
to-day over John Gary Evans' t.olo
grami to Representative Wilson ask.
inig if the rolportedl killinig of Sonmator
T1illmnan in wanmingtou.wa tue
tho tologroni said in Saluda to day.
Tillinan is very mucih aivo, -an(i
will demilnstlriito it., if the oxigeey
arises, by voting for the tarilT bill.
The vehioiont assortion of his pur
po0 to vot0 for the bill, if his voto
Was n0eded, Aiartled Ipresettifivo
Lat,imor, Who prote-tod vigorouisly
but withotit ivail. it. hals been;l
known for some time that the Ro
Imblicans counted on his voto if his
voto was necessary to pass the hill.
It, is good politics, he says, to pass
the bill, nild coitinuile to rob the peo
plo of the little they hlave. I'l2tiim.er
Was shocked it his loador's logic.
The liquor bill went to the house
today, and Speaker ood ha1s pr-onl
ised to call a meetiig of the coml
Ilittoo oil Iules to conisider the mat -
tor. When the meeting will bh held
lie doo,-, not. say. One i1mibor
of the co nillittoo a miebillbor of t.ho
tariff conferonev commit tee, and the
iiatt,or of reporting a rule for the
considera1t1ion of the bill in the house
will unot be colsideredll in lis'labsece,
and that imeans indolinit,o post pon
m110nt. J. .1. 1l.
M11re's Maig'azinn for Allgist
will i 1 a s'scial MIlidstuiimerl n1umii
bor, wilh a [rout ispivk - raIIN' w v x
prossly for it. by loutet <1 M Aonvel
the oninent. Flrelich ill rat or.
Amiong tie contriitO'lrs w ill -bo
INIdya1rd Kiplinig, Cy \\-'r11n., A,
Conan Do3 le, AitImy i lop,l , lobwrt,
Bnrr, jilnos Whitcombll Uilfy,
Wlliian Can(ton I [auth1or of (h;lth
charming stuldy of child life, "W. V.
I lor llook" . Alaidaiii iB!ane ( of
Cho Frolnch "Revvuo dos D)vux
Mlondes"), Iihuilin (tartand, Piobvrl
Loulis st.oveonl, ,144hn Kenldri--Ak
Banigs, anid Albert Bigelow P:tne.
It will iavo i sp,vial vovo ad. 1
most, of tho conitribitionits wii hs
fully illust rated.
McCl ure Aligazino for Augiut
will coiitalin l an Irtielo oni C. 1). (lb
monl, the Amorivanl art.ist,9 byN tie
athAor of "'lhn Prisonior of ZoindnI
Antony llopo, illistrated with re
'proiiuct.ions" of a m111un1bor of lr.
(libsonl's m1ot claracteristic dra1w
McClures lingazino- for August
will be a speciti M :lsidlr icti
numi1ber, Witl compllete nvelt-to
(a story of Enghlil aind linia) by
lRudyard Kipling, chapters of it
niovol by Robert Louiis Sthvenorn,
iantd shi stori s by A. Coinu l)oi le,
ltobert Burr, lohn K i delriek liuigs,
and oflhc-rS. 1t, will bo r-ichly illu;
trated, tIhe front ispiece hvi-- fr.. Im
a drawing m111do explre;sly 1o. tinl,
Imagazinle by Botitet do Mlovel tle
di1:nuiiied 101rencl illustrator.
MoCinro's Migazinie for A igist will
c<mlainI a dialeC. povim y ,'111114's
of the "rmfl'" by (y W1ran: uis a
p:ovllm oi what is, perhli1ps, Ih great
ost. of the qiuosttis of thec hour, by
A 1ber1t I igelow IP'aine1.
McCl uro's Mangazine's for Aiugvus-t
wvill Ibe a niudsomiiner t siionuniaber,
with It1ories b y t he greate'sst ivin g
writers ini that kiin. Itait it. will not
ignoe graver init erests. Mr. II. ,.
W. llam will describe the daily lifo
andl work ini the great est, dsynamuiito
factory in t.he world; Ant hony I hp,
the anthor (of "'l'h( P'risoiier of Zen-Ou
(da,'' will give his imp'ressios'ns tof C. I).
GAibson , th e Amiiericani artist, who, in
hiis drawvin gs, h as l atecly shown t,bio
popIlO of L onidoni whart t hey are
l ike; Maidamio iBlane, oif thle stal' of
"Revuo dies D eux Mlondoes,"' will do.
scr Ibe tIhe l 'aris (Aamint as sheo has
herself seen hdim ini his nat ive haiiuts;
and I lamilin (Garlanid, dirawving upon01
uniipol ish ed origi nal dociiznernis andil
te(sti monly, will tell (lie story of tI ie
first mieetingf4of lj,incoli anid GArant
ai imeetilig hispirs j)iIl5 lo:i( aldrainait ic
ats it wais l importnt.
A~i ('Ionlxososs'( 5, A. I., sou vensir
TIheo Seaboardi Air Laine anrd 1Mer
chianits' anud Miners' 'IiTaspossrtalion
Coimp'aniy in arranginrg frthler (do1
tails of the Personally Conducted
Tour to P.rovidence, iR. I., and1 ihe
I'ast, .Agust, 11 tha, have issued a
harndsome souvenir baidge and b'ut
t.on. The badge rep)resenlts onie of
thie latest souivenir dtesignis, and is
mladel of blue ribbon and white colli.
loitd medallion, with metal irin. Oni
the imedallioni appears the S. A. L.
[Pulbinan Vestibule I ,imiiteds Tlrain
runinug at, full speed, anid is inaumeds
"TsLhue Cyclone.' On the buhttoni all
per thle M. & M. TI. Co. aho I S. A.
L. flag trad ursi blnue anid red,
the P'rovidlenico Excuirsionsr, August
T1het badgec will only be given to
the puirchiasers of e'xcuin)i tickets
for this ocasion, bu)t the i bull on s canh
bo securodi by3 addressing TV. .1. An
dorson, (onioral P asstenger Agent,
Ton of Gold From Alaska
'nACTICAL iitoF OF THE ITONDGR
FUL FIND ItH'OITTED.
Sixty-Eight Miit rR Bring hack a Cool M1
11(ms frot,sIt i. Ktonttyko Fields., andl TaI10
Sitorle. of Attriferotim Wealth thvre
ali D.fy -14-tief.-A Feverials Rusa
Alremly He'gut to the Nviw El
P,ort, Towinsond, Wash., July 17.
At, 3 o'clock this morning, the steam
ship Portland, from St. Milicholli,
Alaska, bound for Seattle, passed up
the sound with more than a ton of
s)1id gold on1 board and 68 passon
Ii the captain's cabin aro three
chests and it largo sanfo filled with
tIhe precious nuggots. 'Th1e metal is
wort h nearly $700,000 and the most
of it was taken out of the ground in
lcss than three months of last win
ter. li size, the nuggots range
from 'ho sizo of a poa to a guinen
egg. Of tho 68 miners aboard,
lIirdly a man has loss than $7,000
and on or two moro than $100,000
in yollow Iniggots.
One peculiar featuro noticed is
that. the big strikos woro imade by
"teidor foot,"' whilo the old a1nd ox
port minlrs of aiily years' oxpo
rinie, after mufforing indoscribable
hardiships and privations in Alaska
Itnd the northwest torritory have
only at ow thousatid dollars to show
for their labor. Fort.not scomed to
smil on the inoxperionced mon who
went. into the mininig districts lato
last year, as nearly all of thon were
The stories that they toll seem to
ho icrvieiblo and far boyond belief.
Instanves are ntoto.1 whero single in
(lividuimls havo talken out, in two and
ia half imonths, gold to tho value of
Clarcto Berry, of Presno, Cal.,
went to the Yukon 'n 1890 and pros.
lieted several years iwithout success.
lit, rotirnied hoino last autumn, Was
married and took his bride to tho
Klondyko last Novembor. Ho is
loW on tho Portland with $185,000,
iho result of a wintor's work.
Fr0an1k lhiscator, ofiboatoba, Mih.,
k ismother lucky minor. He wont to
t ho K londyko last autpulmnil and is now
ret1un6ig with $96,027, having
Worhld two claims with nino 111011
i broo Iiontithis, an1id Io still owns tio
claimls. lIlo wits on of tho orignal
(iscovorors of the Eldorado dis
Although most of the passengers
gblfl, they all advise and1 urg 1pol
who conutemp11)lato gojnig to the Yuikoni
ntot to think of taking ini less than
one toln of grub an,i plenty of cloth
ing. WVhile it is at poor man11'scon
ry, yet the he'rdships and1( privationls
t.o 1be enicoun1t0eed by3 inoxp)erienc)d
Per'fso ll unuse to frontier lif nre
certaini to result ini much suffering.
TIhey should1( go p)repairod with at
least at foar's supplIlies.
Senttle Wash., Jiuly 17.-Iteports
of the great gold fdiscovory in Alaska
havo W causefd initonlsO fxcitomfonlt here.
P ol icomon)I are resigning fromi the
force, and1( every street car mant that
can raiiso a stake has givenl not,ice to
his clompany113. Ini fact, all classes of
society are rep)resenIted iln the fever
ish rush to got north.
Mena neglect their business and
congregato in groups on the streets
ini e'xcit d0 1iscussions1. People are
t.elegriahinig friends and relat,ives in
the' east to comou anid join them ini the
Th'le steamer P.ortlandl, of the North
A moiricanl Tr'iadinlg and1( Transp)orta
tifon comp1jany is du1o from St Michael's
withI $1 ,000,000( of gold dust on
hoard, and her comiing is atwaited
wvit.h intense anxiety. She wvill prob
ablly arrive some1 timio tomorrow, and1
is hilled to, sail ,iuly 20th oh5 her re
tumrn voyage. Th'le steamer's officers
arof rushed(5 with business05 anmd otit
tinbg stor)es are taxedi to their iunmost
caipalcity to suipply the wiants of those
whou( aro getting reoady to make th~e
Merchants are fearful that their
help will leave them and they will
ha nnnzinl t ill1 their nlaces.