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Italian Ambassador Roccl lias taken great offense at the suggest 011s
of Senator Watson of InUianu that foreign emissaries to the United States
refrain from attempting to influence leg station in Congress or other Am
eric.tn domestic policies. He has taken the extraordinary course of issu
ing ,i public statement in reply to the charges of Senator Watson. When
he is requested to speak before business organizations. Ambassador Rot ci
says he is not expected "to talk about hypothesis on the origin of the gods,
or on theoretical suppositions about the versification of pre-Homerlc poets "
His audience expects him to comment on current topics and tell them the
truth, meaning, apparently, that his views on the tariff, immigration, and
international relations are sought.
Mr. Kocci was never more mistaken in his life. His smart reference
to the origin of the gods and pre-Homerlc poets is not going to divert at
tention from the charges made by Senator Watson and heartily endorsed
li- the American people. Everybody who reads and is possessed of ord.nao
.utelligence knows that there is a most active propaganda In the I'nited
States to divert American attention from the welfare of th.s country to the
needs of Europe. Scores of foreign speakers including Ambassador Ron
■ I himself, are tilling our lecture platforms tellng doleful stories of Old
V 'rid conditions, how impossible it is for those peoples to do anything fot
tlu-uiselves. to extend mote cred.ts. cancel foreign debts, enact a free trade
tariff, lower the immigration bars. etc.
The American Congress Is quite able to deal with all those question*
without fort- gt: assistance, and American citizens are perfectly capable ol
judging ai ts of congress without the advice or interpretation of foreign
:nl'u»udors. His American audiences don't care a tig for what Mr Roc
ci may think of American policies, and he is grossly flattering himself to
believe otherwise. Let him tell us what Italians and other European:
are doing for their own habilitatiou and to meet their just debts abroad
- I'd he will be g.veu close attention. Ambassadors Roccl and U'eddes and
; tain other foreign diplomats have allowtd themselves far too wide a
e of subjects in their public talks, and t was high time for a courage
oils American like Senator Watson to stand up and say so.--Cordova Times
London "Con Men"
Prepare for Harvest
London. July.—"The Americans
t-oDie!" London thrilled to this news
Ave years ago when the first regi
ment of American troops marched
doun Horse Guard* parade. Today
London is thrilled once again to the
news that "the Americans have
come " This time it is the advance
army of Amer.can tourists that is
causing joy to the Londoners.
American Is synonymous with
money in London ,*ud the way has
been paved for the free-spending
Americau and particularly for the
Amerxau who Is not too wise. There
ere many Londoners who are hope
ful that they will get their year's
living expenses out of this summer's
American tourist fade.
The reputable hotels, such as the
Savoy, the t'ecll. the Carlton, the
Berkley, the Ritz. Claridge's and
others, are preparing to treat the
American visitor like a human being
and are asking him only what is
fair. They cr;"e the patronage of the
Americans aud Know that the best
way to get .1 is to.treat the visitor
with all fnruess and courtesy.
There a-t oti.ers. however, who
havn't the eond business judgment
that is displayed by the big hotels.
They are jut to get the American
money no* ai.d hive no thought for
the future, i'or the most part these
are sharoers. gentlemen of confidence
the pier-volunteering guides, and
small cafe and shop keepers.
One I ondon newspaper has made
an invejtigalior and declares that
London gambling houses have agents
on all traus-Auantic lines who are I
"spotting good prospective gamb
lers aud are arranging for the cap- ;
ture of these gullible Americans in
the gambl.ng net. This newspaper
evet alleges that certain British per-'
sons of title are engaged in the bus-,
iness of introducing visiting Ameri
cans Into gambling circles.
There are some police court mag
istrates who ha;e a keen eye out for
visiting Americans also. Unfortunate;
Iv some Americans upon arrival are
unable t« restrain their desires to in
vestigate the liquid possibilities of
.Loudon, und they w&ke up in the
- - .... j
(oils of the law.
The police station arrangement:
are made most comfortab e tor tliest
Americans, and the result is that il
generally costs the unfortunate sev
eral dollars in tips before ':e reaches
court. He is certain to he approached
by the officer who arrested him. win
explains that he did it as a matter ol
protect.on. to save the American
from the clutches of thugs and ban
dits. and the Ameri-au has to tip Iht
"bobby" who placed him in tht
W hen the unfortunate is arraigned
and faces tiie magistrate, if he pie id?
guilty, he generally set a u:ia ol
twenty shillings, wuile the Kn^lisli
offender feels hi^ Ib outraged ii he
is tilled more than eight shillipss
The Londou press nev-r misses a:i
opportunity to give public,ty t > tl.t
Americans who become entangled
in the toils of the law, and London
altogether has a gr?at time laughing
at the "thirsty Americans."
The Amer.caas- are ?j.ct;ed ftv the
English by th ir ho.'i; i i'li'iied gbsa
es and the cut of their cloths, it it
possible for an American Vj jusm him
self off as a native 'on. It can t be
done, but the Amerxaa can be done,
and London th.uks hat is why he is
Two trains with full crews, tu
work double shifts, with the neces
sary equipment, will arrive at Clear
creek from the const 011 July 10
to begin the work of digging gravel
from the pit there, and distributing
One of the trains will briug the
big iiucyrus TO-tou steam shovel,
equipped with three-yard bucket and
12 years capacity. These trains will
be used to haul the necessary gravel
to ballast and surface the track be
tween Clear and Kenan a, and also
to haul gravel for the necessary till
to the bridge approach, near the
Double train crews, as well as
double crews for the Bucyrus and
Lidgerwood. will ac.ompany the out
tits and. during the summer months,
double shifts will be worked, by the
end of which time it is thought, the
track will be in fcood shape, und
the fill at the bridge approach com
bifWiJliqm MacHat-cj and Ed^^alrne^
lllttjfraiions by
IrwiNj^lyei *5""
Cbpxjriqht by ErfwirTBolmer •"*
Alan faced the wind with macklnaw
buttoned about his throat; to nuike
certain his hearing, his ears were un
protected. They numbed frequently,
and he drew a hand out of the glove
to rub them. The windows to protect
the wheelsman hud heen dropped, as
the snow had gathered on the glass;
and .it uterviils, as he glanced back,
he Cot.id see old Burr's face as he
\ switched on a dim light to look at 'he
| compass. The strange placidity which
j itnimlli characterized the old man's
Ifucc tin11 it*)! returned to it since Alan
had spoken w th bltu on the dock; Its
look was Intent and qtieerly drawn.
| Was old l>iirr beginning to remember
, that he was Henjamln CurvetT Alan
did not believe It could he thut; again
and again he had spoken Curvet's name
to him without effect. Yet there must
have been times when. If he was actual
ly Corvet. he had remembered who he
was. lie must have remembered that
when he had written directions to some
one to Si-nd those things to Constance
Sherrlll; or, a strange thought had
come to Alan, had he written those In
structions himself'' Tills certainly
would account for the package having
been mailed at Manitowoc and fur
Alan's failure to Hud out by whom It
had been mailed. It would account,
too. for the unknown handwriting upon
the wrapper. If some one on the ferry
had addressed the package for the old
IWIial could have brought hack (hut
moment of recollection to Oorvet, Alan
wondered; the finding of the things
, which he had sent? Wlint might bring
another such moment? Would liis sw
ing thi' Sherrllls again—or Spearman—
act to restore lilm?
For half an hour Aluti paced Kti-iidil.v
at the how. The storm was Increasing
noticeably In fierceness; the wind
driven snow Hakes had changed to hard
pellets which, like little bullets. cut
and suing the face: and It was (trowing
colder. Kroiii a cabin window came the
blue Hash of the w reless. which had
been silent after notifying the shore
stations of their departure. It had
commenced again: this was unusual.
Something still more unusual followed
at once; the direction of the gale
seemed slowly to shift, ami with it
the wash of the water; instead of the
; wtiiil and the waves coming from dead
I ahead now, the; moved to the port
beam, ami Number still pitching
with the thcilst tl>ivugh the sens, also
j began to roll. This meant, of course,
that the steamer had changed Ms
I course and was making almost due
I north. It seemed to Alan to force Its
i engines fnster; the deck vibrated more.
I Alan had not heard the orders l*r this
I change and could only speculate us to
| what It might mean.
i His relief came utter a few minutes
| "Where are we heading?" Alan
j asked.
"ltadlo." the relief announced. "The
( 11. C. Illchardsou calling; she's up by
' the Ma nitons."
I "What sort of trouble?"
"She's not In trouble; it's another
• ship."
| "What ship?"
| "No word as to that."
' Ainu, not delaying to guestton fur
I tbcr. went hack to the cabins,
j These stretched aft. behind the
. bridge, along the upper deck, 9ome
score on each ride of the ship; they
bad accommodations for almost a hun
dred pa-»engers; hut on this crossing
only u few were occupied. Alan bud
noticed some luilf-dozen men—business
men, no doubt, forced to make the
crossing, and one of them, a Catholic
priest, returning probably to some mis
slon In the north ; he had seen no wom
en among them. A little group of
passengers were gathered now In the
door of or Just outside the wireless
cabin, which was one of the row on the
starboard side. Stewards stood with
them and the cabin muld; within, and
bemlliig over tl^e table with the radio
Instrument, was the operator with the
second ortieer beside him. The violet
spark whs rasping, and the operator,
his receivers strapped over his ears,
strained to listen. He got no reply,
evidently, and he struck his key again;
now. as be listened, he wrote slowly on
"Whut Is it?" Alan asked the officer.
[ "Tin* Klehurdsoo heard four blasts
1 of ti steaii' whistle about ati hour ago
f when slie was opposite the Manltous.
j She answered with the whistle and
turned toward the bias s. She couldn't
| find anj ship." The ottii fir's reply was
I interrupted by some of the others.
I "Then . . . that was a f>nv minutes
| ago . . . they heard the four long
again. . . . They'd tried to pick tip
the other ship with r.ullo before.
. . . Yes; we got that here. . . .
, Tried again mid got no answer. . . .
i Hut they heard the blasts for hr.lf nil
j hour. . . They said they seemed
I to tie almost beside the ship once
. . . Hut they didn't see anything
Then the blasts stopped . . . sud
den. cut off short in lhe middle as
though something happened. . .
She was blowlnj d'stress all rich'
, ■ • . XUe Kicburd.-im's searching'
Birntn now. . . . Yes, she's search
ing for boats."
"Anyone else answered?" Alan
"Shore stations on both sliles."
••!><. they know what ship It Is?"
"What ship mlpht he there now?"
The officer could not answer that.
He had known where the Richardson
must he: he knew of no other likely
to he there at this season. The spray
from the waves had frozen upon Alan;
Ice gleamed anil glinted from the rati
nnd from the deck. Alan's shoulder*
drew up In a spustn. The Hlchnrdson,
they said, was looklnc for honts: how
long could men live In little honts ex
posed to 'lint gale and cold?
He turned hack to tlie others about
the radio cflhln; the glow from within
showed him faces as gray as his; it
lighted a face on the opposite side of
the door- a face haggard with dread
ful fright. Old liurr Jerked ahout as
Alan spoke to htm and moved awuy
alone; Alan followed liiui and seized
his arm.
'What's the matter?" Alan demund
ijl, holding to 'III lu.
"The four Idusts!" the wheelsman
repented. "11 ley heard the four
hlasls:" He Iterated It once more.
"Yes. " Alan urged. "Why not J"
"But where 110 ship ought to he; so
they couldn't ttiul the ship—they
couldn't tiud the ship!" Terror, of
itwlul iilijectness. came over tile old
man. He freed himself from Alan and
went forward.
Alan went aft to the car deck. The
roar and echoing luiiiult of the ice
against the hud here drowned all oth
er sounds. The thirty-two freight
cars. In their four long lines, stood
wedged and chained and blocked In
place; they tipped and tilted, rolled
and swayed like the stanchion* and
| sides of the ship, fixed and secure.
Jacks on the steel deck under the
edues of the cars, kept them from
rocking on their trucks. .Men paced
watchfully between the tracks, observ
ing the movement of the cars. The
I cars creaked and groaned, as they
»orked a little this way ami that; llie
men sprang with sledges anil drove the
blocks tight again or took an addi
tional turn upon the jacks.
Alan saw old liurr who, on his way
to the wheel house, had halted l<> lis
ten. For several minutes the old man
stood motionless; he came 011 again
Mid stopped to listen.
"You hear 'em?" Burr's voice qua
vered In Alan's ear. "You hear -eui7"
"What?" asked Alan.
"The four blasts! You hear 'em
now? The four blasts!"
Burr was straining as he listened,
[ and Alan stood still too; no sound
came to him hut the noise of the
storm. "No," he replied. "I don't
hear anythlue. Do you hear them
Burr stood beside him without innk- !
ing reply; the searchlight, which had
',een pointed abeam, shot Its glare for
ward. and Alan could see Burr's face
in the dancing reflection of the tlure. 1
The man had never more-plainly re
The Man Had Never More Plainly Ro.
eembled the Picture of Benjamin
semhled the picture of Benjamin Cor
vet ; that which had heeu in the pic
ture, that strange sensation of some
thing haunting hlin. was upon this
man's face, a thousand times intensi
fied; but Instencl of (Uetordng the fea
tures axvay from all likeness to the
picture, It made It grotesquely iden
And Burr was henr'ng something—
something distinct and terrifying; hut
he seemed not surprised, but rnther
satisfied that Alan had not heard, Il»
: odded Ills head at Alan's denial, and,
without reply to Alan's demand, he
stood listening. Something bent him
lorwurd; lit straightened; aguiu the
•- i— ' f
siitirKJirajf - came; again ne strnigiu
enert. Kour times AIhii counted the
motion*. Burr was hearing again the
four long blasts'of distress! But there
was no uolse lint the gale. "The four
Masts!" He recalled old Burr's terror
outside the radio caldn. The old man
wns hearing blasts which were not
lie moved on and took the whpel.
Tie was a good wheelsman: the vessel
seemed to be steadier on her course
and, somehow, to steer easier when the
old man steered. His Illusions of hear
itg could do no harm. Alan consid
ered: they were of concern only to
Burr and to him. ,
Alan fought to keep his thought all
to his duty; they must he now very
nearly at the position where the Rich
ardson last had heard the four long
blasts; searching for a ship or for
bouts In that snow, was almost hope
less. Wilh sight even along the search
light's beam shortened to a few hun
dred yards, only accident could bring
Number ?-"> up for rescue, only chance
could carry the ship where the shouts
—or the blasts of distress If the wreck
still floated and had steam—would be
They were meeting frequent and
heavy does, and Alan gave warning of
these by halls to the bridge; the bridge
answered and when possible the steam
er avoided the floes; when It could not
do that It cut through them. The wind
rowed Ice bentlng and crushing under
the bows took strange, distorted, glis
tening shapes. No™ another such shape
appeared before thpm: where the glare
dissipated hi a bare glow in the swirl
ing snow, he saw u vague shadow. The
man movipg the searchlight fulled to
see it, for lie swung the beam on. The
shadow was so dim, so ghostly, that
Alan sought Tor it again before be
hailed; he could see nothing now, yet
he was surer, somehow, that he had
"Something dead ahead, sir!" he
should! back to the bridge.
(Continued oo Saturday)
Vancouver, B. C.t July IS.—An
Indian treaty bow'. weighing GOO
pounds, and said tc lie the largest in
oxistance, was found at Nimktsh,
100 miles north of here.
The relic, said to be more than
500 years old. is 15 feet long, and
made by Indians using stone tools
and axes. The bowl, which was the
center of an Interesting Indian cere
mony was called by the aborigines
"The Mother of the Five Tribes."
These tribes would meet to dis
cuss hunting laws end tribal bound
aries. and on such occasions the bowl
was filled with some kind of liquor.
After the conference of chiefs of the
respective tribes, they would take
a smaller bowl and, filling it with
the liquor, would take it back to
their councilors. If the terms agreed
on for a treaty were approved by
these councilors, the liquor was ac
cepted but if the councilors object
ed to any of the terms the liquor was
returned and the vessel was laid
under the tieck of tho idol, this con
stituting an ultimatum.
The bowl was found by a party en
gaged in removing a totem pole at
tached to the side uf an old house.
The relic will be placed in the Van
couver museum.
Seattle. July 18—Figures pre
pared by the Alaska Bureau indicate
that 13,000 round trip summer ex
cursionists will be taken from Seat
tle this summer. Steamers are book
ed up practically full until the end of
August. The tourist travel to Puget
Sound this year is unusually heavy.
■MOTOR BOAT—lG-fot/i round bot
torn boat. No engine, but propellor
and shaft. In gooa condition. First
$40 takes it. Address P. 0. Box
377, Skagway.
WATER MOTORS—Two five h. p.
Pelion turbine wheels In good con
dition, with various nozzles, and
some two inch pipe. Also one piece
l»4 inch shaft, 14 feet long. En
quire of Daily Alaskan office. Cheap
for cash or will trade. 3t
When In Skagway, Go to the
John Williams, Proprietor
Roouis 50 Cents and Up
Bonded Trunks and Hand Baggage
Transferred To and Prom
A dollar a month will bring tbt
\lask an to your door.
Phones—Office, 10; Res., 89
Alaska Transfer Co.
General Forwarding Agents
Bonded Freight and Baggage j
Auto Service Day or Night
Agents for Ladysniith Coal i
Careful handling and prompt
delivery 'car slogan
1*1lea Cored In ft to 14 Days
Druggists refund money If PAZO
OINTMENT fails to cure Itching.
Blind. Bleeding or Protruding Piles.
Instantly relieves Itching Piles, and
you can gel restful sleep after first
application. Sue.
Attorney at Law
Practice in all courts
In Territory of Alaska
Most Modern Jfy-thorts
Office Hours: 9-12 a. m.—1-8 p. m.
Fifth Avenue — Next
Door to Daily Alaskan
Camp Skagway No. 1
meets every second and
fourth Tuesday evening
at 8:30 o'clock. Visit
ins brothers cordltlly welcome.
J. M. Keller, l>. 8. Keller,
Arctic Recorder. Arctic Cliief
B. P. O. EliKS, Skag
way Lodge, No. 431, B.
P. O. Elks, meets everj
Thursday at 8 p. m.
Visiting brothers cuf
<liau> welcome.
dan Mcdonald, e. h.
I F. J. VANDEWALL, Secretary.
P. & A. M.
White Pass Lodge F. & A.
>1. No. 113, meets 2nd mid
•1 tli Saturday evenings ot
cadi month at 8 o'clock.
Visiting Brethren are weU
(' come.
P. J. Van de Wall, W. M.
[ T. J. Standish, Secretary.
Fraternal Order ol
Skagway Aerie, No. 25,
Fraternal Oriler of
Eagles, meet tlie first
land third Wednesday nignt or eaen
j month at their lia.ll on Fifth Ave
nue. Visiting brothers cordially in
I vited to attend.
Naomi Chapter No. 0
\ O. E. S., meets in Ma
li sonic hall, first anil
J third Friday of each
month, at 8 o'clock.
Visiting members wciconie.
Worthy MM roil
Fanny Speer, Secretary.
Big Game Guide
Sportsmen who we Interest
ed In limiting big game In tlie
Lower Yukon co«ntrj are in
vited to call on ma. .1 have
lived for many yean in the At
lin country, and can guarantee
hunting parties fine suedcieus.
I have a good power boat
for lake hunting and fishing. .
For information call or ad
Tom Williams
AT1AN B. 0.
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from the very first application,"
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severe—should investigate at once the merit*
of D I) 0. Try it today. We guarantee the
first bottle. gJc.flOcand tl-OO.
the lotion for Slon Disease
Skagwa; Ulstribatorii
t of tho
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Always Use
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