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"VOL XXXIII, NO. 37. TODAY... "e Oranges 10c per Dozen. Three Dozen for 25c. •gjl OIVE« EVERYONE AN OPPORTUNITY OF PURCHASING GOOD I XfIUNOES FOR CHRISTMAS FOR VERT LJTTLE MONEY. rz iO4 AID IN rait Aruwvu TOORN IBATTLB, WAML & A Suggestion or Two 'fc dSgM » When you are out shop pine we «0014 Ike to hiv* you look over our FINE LEATHER GOODS. EXQUISITE PERFUMES, VV'ar BEAUTIFUL TOILET CASES, CUT GLASS BOTTLES. | M Don't forget that we have Lowney's . Dell clou* Chocolate Bonbons and Gun ther's Fine Candle* frenh from the East. Remember. too. that when you are down town stopping you can get a cup of Beef J m Tea. f'hoeolate or Coffee at our fountain «a | 7 for 5 cents. ■ 1/ FREE—We shall have some Holly to if *lv« away. Call and get some. - Stewart & Holmes Drug Co. KLONDIKE A Commodious and Fast Sailing Steamer Will m SEATTLE ON OR ABOUT JUNE 10, 1898, Aad every ten days thereafter, taking freight aad paaseugera, JfPatOtt There. St. Mi chasm island. Alaska, mouth of the Yukon river, mak- Umaeetteas with the river steamers Wesre, Cudahy. Hamilton. Healjr. Power ■iriesffct for Circle City. Mlnook Creek. Fort Citfahjr and Klondike sold Reservations for pa*sage or freight on ateamera may aow be secured by maklag a deposit. | Vhwr sad qua. u mines bought and s old. investments in mining property Mk string expense of sending agents. Our agents and experts are on the fMdl and havfc been for years. Wtvfil Issus letters of credit on our ec mpany at its poets—Circle Ctty. Alaska, «l Fort Cudahy. Dawson City aad Klondike gold fields. Northwest Territory-at liar* sf 1 per cent tails stock* of supplies of all kinds will he found at Fort Get There and Han* Ma as tlie Lower Tukon. For part leu] are apply to Nrth American Transportation Trading Co. a*, aia First Ave nne. Seattle, Waak. DIRBC TORS. Michael Cudahy Chicago, 111. Gold Field* John Cudahy Chicago. 111. Wa Wesre Ft. Cudahy. N. W. T. Ernest A. Hamll Chicago. 11l A Weare Chicago. lIL Portlus B. Wesre Chicago. 111. Ml OTEA AND SKAQIIAY. Fim-eljss steamer Noyo will leave Seattle December 26, 1537, for above points. Atcoffimtniattons ' or a limited number of passengers. . 1 to St - Michael. Dawson and Intermediate points can now be contracted * «torage and Insurance free to destination. frf'ght and passage apply to E. E. CAINK. Agt., Arlington Dock, telephone ** «i: &r C. E. Thurston. 100 Cherry street, telephone Mi!n 231. Only A Few „ Days igbJ Remain OF OUR ipiijii If you need anything In the jewelry or watch line, call and see ws. We have the most complete stock. We handle only the test. Our prices are always the lowest, at this sale more so than ever. We Positively guarantee everything we sell. FRISCH BROS., Katthniakers and Jewelers, 7SO JTirst Avenue, Seattle. SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, TUESDAY. DECEMBER 21. 1897. nil KM English Newspapers Are Greatly Wrought Up. BRITAIN 18 LEFT OUT. Partition of China Being Accom plished bj Other Powers. of Pert Atlhar Reaalts I* A Proloagei DIMIMIOB la the Parliaarat at L«a<o>-JaMa oa Hcariag •( RaMla'i Aetloa Orders Oat a Kqaadroa at WnrsVlpa— Chi nese Mia later ta America Paaaea the Incident by as of So Coaae qaaare German? Senda Her Vessels ta Seise LOKDOX. Dee. 21.—The newspapers are ■till busily discussing the "partition" of China. A dispatch to the Dally Mall from Shanghai says the report that Rus sia has seized Port Arthur is entirely un- true. It means probably only that the Russians have r.ot yet actually landed. The evening newspapers are much dis turbed over the situation. "What do we get," is the burden of their complaint, and all Insist upon the necessity for Immedi ate action. The Globe says: "Russia and Germany now have the two most strategical posi tions In Northern China, and Great Brit ain, whose commercial Interests there are ten times greater, must be content with crumbs from the St. Petersburg and Ber lin tables." A report Is current here that part of the British far eastern squadron will be sta tioned at Welhalwel this winter. If true, this Indicates that Great Britain is work ing In harmony with Japan. The latter power still occupies Welhaiwei pending the payment of the Chinese war indemnity. The reports concerning the Daphne and the British fleet wintering at Welhalwel are officially denied, but It s alleged wth some show of authority that the government know of Russia's occupation of Port Ar thur last Friday, and the cabinet sat throe hours discussing the situation. Russia aad Germany Act Jointly. PARIS, Dec. 20.—The Paris correspond ent of the Cologne Gazette telegraphs that he learns on reliable authority that the Russian occupation of Port Arthur was connected with the visit there of the British warship Daphne, a week ago, when, in spite of the protests of the Chi nese, the Daphre <ntered. It Is alleged that the Daphne entered the Inner harbor to ascertain whether there were any Rus sian ships there. China complained of the Incident to the representatives of the pow ers at Peking. The Cologne Gazette re gards the occupation as merely a continu ance of the co-operation of Germany with Russia in Eastern Asia. Japan's WHr*lil|»» Set Hall. YOKOHAMA, Dec. 20.—Russia has noti fied Japan of the temporary occupation of Port Arthur, and a large Japanese squad ron has left Nagasaki. Occupation Only Temporary. NEW YORK, Dec. 20—A special to the Herald from Washington cays: Minister Wu-Tjng Fang, the diplomatic representa tive of China In this country, expresses ;he opinion that the repined occupancy of Port Arthur by a Russian squadron would prove to be but a temporary convenience to the czar's fleet granted by the Peking government. He said the Russian squad- Ron in Asiatic watets was granted per mission last year to wlntsr at Kiaochau, and the Russian ships remained there during the winter, but as soon as warm weather set in. they resumed their maneu vers in the Pacific ocean. For the con venience of the Russian officers, the Chi- nese government sent interpreters to Kiaochau and made e\>ry effort to m ike them comfortable. In view of the Ger man occupancy of Kiaochau. it was im possible to permit Russian ships to return to that port, and the minister therefore believes the Russian admiral asked and received permission to winter his ships at Port Arthur. \\ ill Si iif Qaelpnrrt Inland. BERLIN, l>ec\ 30.—The rumor is current bete that the British Hast Asiatic squad ron has be»>n ordered to sal! for Quclpaert island, at the entrance of the Yellow sea, presumably to occupy It. The tone of the German pres* is favorable to <"tnc su h aetton on tha part of Great Britain. QuHpaert Is sixty mll«* south of KoreA. is forty-live miles lons twelve miles broad* It is subordinate to Korea ar.d has been used as a penal settlement. \ut Looking Toward ll:i»nil. WASHINGTON. Deo. 2>V -Assertions that the Gorman fleet under Pr.r.e Henry will sro to Sam~* and Hawaii, thus creat ing a m«.dcitg situation fv the l*nlt d States, are r; iu-.U. 1 In off. \al quarters. When the reports w called to the a'*» n ti >n of German representatives they iaujsh ed henrtUy at the id-a. Nothi: « of the kind haa e\er been considered. The Gor man fieet will go to China via the Suet canal, ar.d its destination is K ioe iu bay. HrjMti \% 111 H»- I •afirmrd. Nrw TAJIK. Dec. 21— A sp<v t ; to the Herald from Washington say* lis pres ident h.»s definitely det<*rtnii;-d to irry oit h s -r'.jr'nal purpose in n Charles Bryan. of to N* minarer to He has so ir.f.-.ttnM ore of Mr. Bryan'* personal supporters. The nomi nati n ■»"■! b-» «er t to the ser.-ue lmtne.il ately after t.1% holidays. The j-resi Vnt reached this decision af'fr a \ r* confed eration ta the proies* of : ators Fr; ». W'A'-ott and T lier. ar.d upon re • iv. -j: . 4 *. auranca* fr%>a senators Uin-a and CuJom that Mr. Bryan would be immediately con firmed. Di KIDIM 16 I>KFEATED. Italtaa Govern aaeat Harrowly Es capes Overthrow— Preasles Will Sat Realgra. ROMS, Dec. SO —la the chamber of depu ties the Marquis di Budun announced ths formation of a new caotnet. and achate on the question was o>eced. After criticisms upon the opposition of the ministry. Big nor Colombo, farmer minister of UM treasury, submitted a resolution of want of conu denee in tne new government, but the cuamber rejected it by a vote of 30u against lfri. The debate in the chamber occupied Ave hours, ail th* proauncnt leaders speaking. The opposition herceiy attacked the gov ernment and tne staid majority obtained by the government is regarded as equiva lent to a morai defeat, eaprsciaily as sev eral former friends # of the "ministry ab stained from voting; The ministers had expected a majority of quits fifty. It ia understood that, though disappoint ed, the premier, tne Marquis di Rudini, will not resign, but as all the friends of ths mnster of foreign affairs, the Marquis Viscount! Venosta. voted against the gov ernment, it is expected that he will tender his resignation TtR.VKD OVER TO BSGLAXD. Parsoas Pasha V* ill Take Possession of Kassala From the Itallaae. LONDON. Dec. &t.— Parsons Pashs and other officers have arrived at Kassaia to arrange to take over the piace from ths Italians. The tropps will not arrive there until Thursday. The town of Kassala, which, under an agreement between the Italian and British governments, is about to b« taken over by the latter in the interest of Egypt, is one of the three keys to the Soudan, the others being Dor.gola and Berber. It is an Impor tant strategical cenier between the River Nile and the Red sea. situated on a torrent named Eigarsen, which, during the rains, is 400 or iM yards in width and protects one face of the defense. In l&l, when Great Britain and Italy settled their boundary in East Africa, the latter power was permitted to occupy Kas-ala until such time as the Egyptians should be in a position to resume posses sion of the town. In ISS4 Gen. Barateri availed himself of this permission and cap tured it by a brilliant attack. On May 8. 1896, the Italian government, answering a question in the chamber of deputies, an nounced that Kassala would be retained as it was to Italy's Interest to fulfill the claims to Great Britain's friendship, which it is understood called for the holding of Ka«sala by Italian troops, but even then it was believed Italy would hold the pla.-e only temporarily. Since that time events have caused the practical abandonment of Italy's colonization schemes In Africa and Kassala. therefore is to be occupied by the British. Parsons Pasha takes with him a battal ion of Infantry and detachments of artil lery. engineers and a camel corps, alto gether about I.SOO men. CZECHS AMI GBRMAHS FIGHT. Sangnlnsry Conflicts in Which a Kombrr Are Uonnded Severely. I..ONDON. Dec 21.—A dispatch from Vi enna to the Daily Telegraph report® there have been sanguinary conflicts at several barracks In Prague during the last few days between Czechs and German soldiers. Twenty-live men have been severely wounded. The authorities confiscated the Czech newspapers that reported the af fray si Austrian Officers Attack Civilians. BERLIN, Dec. 20.—The Arbiter Zeltung reports an unprovoked attack by a party of officers. Including Lieut. Chevalier IV Ansel and Lieut. Wiulcrln, en a num ber of civilians In the Cafe Rappel at Krems. Austria. Three civilians were bad ly wounded by the soldiers before the po lice stopped the fray. When asked to pay a bill Lieut. struck the waiter with j his sword. The officers were not arrested. AnnrctiiMs Sot Tortured. LONDON, Dec. 21.—According to a dis patch to the Daily Mail from Madrid, the Spanish government has issued a semi official note stating that the official Inves tigation disproves the alleged torturing of anarchists at Montjuich fortress, and that there is no ground for a revision of sen tences. Prince Henry In London. LONDON. Dec. SI Prince Henry came to I/ondon toniaht and visited the German embassy. It was supposed he Intended to visit the Prince of Wales, but he did not The visit to the qu> en is understood to hive been purely a family affair and he made no set speech. LOOKS LIKE A LYNCHING. t'olfnx Kleelric Lialita Go Ont—Mob Tliouuht to llt» <>atherinic for Marderem. SPOKANE, Dec. 21.—A telegram from Colfax, received at 12:30 o'clock this morn ing. says all the elPctric lights have Just gone out, and It was thought a mob was preparing to raid the jail to lynch tha murderers of Orville Hayden. The Spokesman-Review correspondent has gone there to investigate. A few weeks »co Orville Hayden, son of a prominent citizen of Farmington, was shot and killed by ho'.d-up mon in tha streets of that town. Two men are In tha Colfax Jail for that crime. One known only as "Black Eye" has confessed. Upon h'.s confession "Dakota Slim" was arrested iri Portland. 81im went by tha name of McDonald in the Oregon city. SHE ACCEPTS IIEK DOWER. Mr*. Pullman Derlrtei \ot tn Abide by H«T llunliHrni'i Will. CHICAGO. Dec. 20.—Mrs. George M. Pull man his decided to accept h»r dower in terest in the estite of her hueband, Instead of ahidinK by the terms of the will. Ac cording to the will she "was given sf>o,ooo in ■ ash, the homestead In Chicago, and th« !:wme from $1 2W 006 during her life, the sum to revert to th* estate after her death. Her i .eptance of the will would have made it practically impossible for her to l«*ve anything to the two sons, who were practically disinherited by their father. Her third interest of the d-iwer gives h**r $ : .»». interest in the personal property * - 1 .i c e-third interest in the real prop erty held tv Pullman. OM.I OMI *E%I, IS KKQI IRKD. Tremurr Drpiiriinoai MvM a Haling nf lntt>rr«» t«» «h(p|i»'« of Ore. Special P'«pat.h to the P^t-Tntell'fr^neer. WASHINGTON Dec. V —The secretary of the trea ury h Just mad* a ruling of ere at frr»prr r irce to all shippers of ore and other good* by rail Into the t'nl'ed S*ate.« from British Colombia. An appeal was t.-.V-n by D. C. CorK.n, o? Spokane, affa'"«t r'» in? the consulate <*« a! on evrry car of ore t K »r \ame .aero** t l » ?v~rd»r and ■ *nrv'*-sr a '<» therefor. ?* this were al lowed the po« of eon*':!ar aeent at Ho** tad would b* the flrejsr pavlnr office In the servl-e. The treasury d»tM»r*ment that th'-re Is no necessity for the hnvnt to cars o* th* consulate seal. v :t o~'r /«ors'j!afe ar« Pepu ir""d ' *• «•••*.■- h*reaft»r t~- ea-h tmportat'on, w "hour referen ~-e to the number of car*. Th» makers of book P-» ''—r sr. Wiw *n n Mlch:e*n. Indiana and Ohio have formed ---• i ' ••• to stop the tittin* v* prtcea. Kaitera manufacturers co-operate. ■Ml® ■b inn. Canada Adopts Rules for Goods in Transit. ENTRY AT LAKE TAG4SH. Refund of Dnty to Be Made on De livery at Fort Cudahy. Articles Classtfled as Travelers' lag- ■ate Will Be Passed Free—Com- missioner MeDoaarall Aaaoaaees That He Is Deslroas of Graatla* Every Facility for Traflic Be- tween the Two Conntrl Will Be Traasported Daty Free as Soon as Respoaslhle Compaales Begin Operations Over the Passes. WASHINGTON, Dee. SO.—A response has been received to a recent letter from Secretary Gage to the Canadian commis sioner of customs, requesting information as to the bonding of miners' outrtts through Canadian territory en route from Juneau, Alaska, by way of the Chilkoot pass and the Yukon river to Circle City, Alaska. The commissioner says that the following regulations have been prepared to meet the case: "Imported goods, as above described, shall be reported to the Canadian custom house. Lake Tagish. and may be entered for exportation there in the usual form 'in transit* in duplicate. "The goods may thtn be delivered with out payment of duty to be carried to their destination out of Canada by any trans portation company which has duly exe cuted a bond in the form prescribed by the minister of customs for the due and faithful delivery of all packages carried by such company, and for the general com- STILL IN GREAT DEMAND. I 1 St Paul, Minn., Dec. 14. 1597. J Mr. I. A. Nadeau, J. General Agent, N. P. Ry., y Seattle, Wash. J Dear Sir: If you can secure another supply of the Special Klondike edition V of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, we can make vtry good use of them. Our sup- ? ply is entirely exhausted and I have b'fere me a request from W. F. Mershon, 4 our general agent at New York City, for a supply. y Plea3e advUe. Yours truly. I CHAS. S. FEE, + Genl. Pass, and Ticket Agent. 3. i 1-Z-H-M-H-I-! minimi !■ 11' I ■!' I 1' 1' II!■ !■ M't'l I I I I-!-;., pliance with the customs laws and regu lations governing such traffic, "A duplicate of the entry in transit, duly signed and marked with the proper cus toms stamp, shall accompany each ship ment of goods conveyed by a bonded car rier, so that the same may be returned to the customs house at Fort Cudahy. with a certificate thereon as to the land ing of the goods In the United States, or of their having passed outwards from Can ada within six months from date of entry. "If the goods when entered in transit for exportation are not delivered to be for warded by a bonded carrier, as provided In the last preceding section, the duty thereon is to be dtposited with the cus toms officer at Eake Tagish, subject to a refund of Kime at th» port of Fort Cuda hy. when the goods pass outward thereat, or upon th# certificate of an officer of the United States, or of the Canadian customs that the said goods have been Sanded in the United States within six months trom the date of entry. "The duty deposited on suet 1 date Is to be Indorsed on the entry and certitted by the customs officer in charge, and the duplicate of the entry, duly certified and marked with the customs stamps, is to bf> delivered to the person making tho de posit of du'.y. "A report of such entry In transitu shall be forwarded by matl without delay by the customs officer at the sending port to the collector of customs at Fort Cudahy, for the collection of duties on the goods en tered tn transitu and not duly exported. "The articles usually classified as trav elers' batrgage are to be passed tree with out entry." Commissioner McDougall, In a letter ac- companylng these regulations, says that they are formed with the desire to afford the utmost facilities for the traffic in ques tion compatible with security to the rev enue. He further says: UmpnllllWl transportation companies will be soon '.n operation for the convey ance of goods over the Chilkoot and otner passes down the Yukon river and its trib utaries. in which case United States goods may go forward into Aiaska. without pay ment of duties." MELLEN OFFERED THE JOB. >iiinllhatindlnK Denlala He Will Get the Presld-nry «f Um Dnlon I'arlfle. ST. PAUL, I). . 80.—A today sivs the denial of the pwbitsi.'(l report by C »l. Lamont that C. S. Meilen wtit te- ome the new pre«.dent of the I'nton I'.i i'i !s not credited by railroad men in this itv. Jt is Insisted that Mullen has been off-red the presidency, w.th a salary considerably in excess of that received by him now, of fered as an inducement to under-akc the ta*k of placing the T'nlon Pacific on a basi® similar to the organization of the Northern Pacific. FEDERATION OK LABOR. RrnolTM In Faror of Independent Pnliliral Action NASHVILLE D<3o—When 11»« F"1- UltiM of Labor mot u-day a r tttttlai relative to legislation for the p >»tal »av. Ji.gs N»r.k astern vr«s present-d by tne committee or, resolutions. Tne res it ion. which indoses the bill pending before car.gre?s favoring 'he of postal saving* hank- with the clause r- *- tive to national banks stricken out. was adopted. A resolution approval of na tional legislation for the purification of primary »-ieriiona was adopted At the afternoon »#«*lon. the St Lou's contention and President Gomper* *. '» iE rega*d to it. continued to 1 * '.its- 1 Joints O'Co&cei awud he attended the con- ventlon, though he had not. In fact, signed the call He also claimed that men who had beeen nv>st active In attempting to disrupt the movement during the miners' strike were being paid o.«t of funis con tributed by the American ration of Labor. In answer *o a question, he said none of the men he referred to had re mained on the scene after Injunctions were issued, but the organisers had remained. Ernest Kr»f: said if anything threatened the federation at the St. Louis meeting it was the president's duty to have gone there and protected the federation. J. C. Burnett then offered a resolution approving the reasons given bv President Gorapers for not attending the St. Louis convention, which was adopted. A strong discussion over the committee resolution indorsing independent political action and declaring against mjunctiora, was participated in by McGuire. the au thor of the resolution. Kreft. Yarnel! and Brennock. and after defeating an amend ment offered by Krer't, the resolution was adopted. The resolution in regard to free coinage of ailver at 16 to 1 was tafcen up and a substitute on the Gags Bill waa adopted as follows: "Raaalved, That we declare ourselves most positively opposed to »:ie Gage finan cial bill. recentls' introduced In congress by the secretary of the treasury. It is a measure that If adopted as a iaw. will only all the more firmly rivet the goi.i standard on the people of the country and perpetuate its disastrous effects in every form. a *• Resolved. That we pronounce the Gaye bill an undisguised effort to retire our greenback currency an ; i all government paper money with a view to the substitu tion of national bank notes in their stead and thus fasten the national bank for years upon the American people." A resolution calling for the removal of the Federation headquarters from Wash ington was reported unfavorably and t£e report adopted. The fraternal delegates from foreign countries were given privileges of voice and vote In the convention. An effort to change the time of the annual convention to tha third Monday of September ot each year was defeated. The convention decided to increase the per capita tax to 2 cents and the change goea into effect February 1. 153* S. An amendment to the constitution requiring officers hereafter to He elected on the last day of the convention wa> adopted. The convention will complete ail business to morrow and adjourn. BL'ILDIXG TRADES COUNCIL. Scathing Denunciation of the Fed- eration of Labor. ST. LOT'IS, Dec. 20.—The first meeting of the National Building Trades Council was held in this city today and was marked by a scathing denunciation of the American Federation of Labor for having passed a resolution at Nashville opposing the formation of the national council. The Federation of Labor opposed the new or ganization as tending to create a further division In the ranks of labor. The call for the convention was issued by the Building Trades Council of St. Louis. Fifty-four accredited delegates re sponded. The session was executive, re porters being refused admittance. It is said, however, that the attitude of the Federation of Labor came in tor a deal of discussion and denunciation. A resolution was adopted deploring the ac tion of the Federation as indicating a will ingness to "injure a kindred organization at the time It moit needed tnends." The organization will be perfected to morrow. At today's session resolutions were adopted denouncing the hill before congress to prevent the pooling of rail roads, and favoring the proposed postal savings bank system. A DECREE OF INHIBITION. Rer. John Mannlntc Temporarily De posed ns an Episcopalian Mill iliter by Hiiiiup Well*. Special Dispatch to the Post-IntelutfMwer. SPDKANE, Dec. 20. —R< v v. Joohn Man ning. whose forcible expulsion from All Saints' cathedral, while trying to retain possession for Dean Babbitt some weeks ago. made a decided s< nsation here, has been prohibited :rora exercising the powers and offices of an Episcopal minister. Bishop Lemuel H. Wells has pronounced a decree of inhibition against Rev. Mr. Manning. This is the tnst time this eccle siastical decree has been made by a bishop In the Northwest. It is said Rector Man ning's announced intention ?o }<rtss his damage suit for expulsion from the ctthe dral is one of the causes that led to the decree being issued. HOCK TOW OS TRIAL. Yee Off and es-Colleetor yatinders Testify for the Prosecntloa. VICTORIA. B. C.. Dec. 20.--The case of Ho k Tow. chared with forgery, com menced in the speedy trials • ourt today. The case arose over *ome j.-!te*» rh.it w re alleged to have been plekrd up in V;- - »r i. and which got iiit —• the posv -.«mn >f <».trd r.er. who ««nt them on to the tr«aFiiry de partment in Washington. The severs, ptar porting to be signed by Y*f Oee, showed that he was importing Chinamen into the T'nited State.* and evading th- ustoms law®, ard on this Yee <>e, wis prosecuted in Port Towns«od under the American rev enue but released on hal- is corpus proceedings. Yec flee was the fit*t w . ne«~. He paid he never signed or kr.ew anything about the t»:t»rs whl-h purrert«*d to be signer? by him. Ex-Collect or Haund- r« a-o made a general d»n!a' of th*~ charges contained In the '»'ters against him. WATCHING fOR KIM HI STKRS The tontßonifrf and ppßrnoe Pre paring to Stop an F,i|i»iHtlon. Cor«-ec»,o«dence of the J Press. PENSAC'OLA Fla . D--c. I*.—Th<>re was conoid *rable c tivtty on board the l"nit«-d S'ate- steamer Montgomery, owi'.tr to in fo r rr.ition havirg reached her commander to the effect tba* several «»jspeore«i filibus ters w re in the harbor. Preparations were made for gettlr.c under way at a moment's noti» e. The rr<»-w of th«- cruiser worked in conjuneMon w'Th the iwvenue cutter Pen rose. Later in the aft*moon th» Montgom ery put » squad of armed m~n, in charge of an officer on board the l'wrose, and they % ;Jl Ivi relieved every four h- ijrs un til further d"V<dopm«»r!ts. The Montgom ery «l*o Sited out several of hT boats with guns. amm'jn:';on and arme*l crews to patrol the harbor. while the Penrose did duty outside around Warrington. More Aoitraiian n«Ui Cant-r SYDNEY. N S Da*. »-The beanie Steamship Company's Alameda, Cap:. Van Otier.d.irf sail**! via Auejiisnd for San fnUMtoCO Bm outtef about IW>,«JOO sov greif n* <!•>.«>. '.'JOj ■ TWELVE-PAGE EDITION KIIUB mm Commissioner Evans Con demns the Law. IT HAS GLARING DEFECTB. Best Men in Hi* Employ Ofetitßt4 Under **> foils System." EunlatßK Bawli Sh««l4 Not 1«<I« ClaiillMl >«rrlce— Heads of Bufiai Oa«ht to Rm* Power of DUckargr-la the Pra« ■ion Office a Hundred Kemovtli Could Be Hade Without Injury— Houae Coaferrr* Will Draft a Bill Llaltlai Scope of the Law, Which Mow lacladea Too Maay Oflßcca. WASHINGTON, Dec. 20.—Commissioner of Pensions Evans today appeared before the senate committee on civil service and retrenchment, which is conducting an in vestigation into the operation of the civil servii e system. Mr. Evans was questioned at length by Lodge and Pritchard about the system and its application to the pen sion office force. Mr. Evans expressed the opinion that the law did not accomplish the results its friends insisted that it did. The best men in his office were those who had come in under the so-called "spoils system." They did their duty, and expected to hold their positions by so doing. Th« pension examining boards, he said, ought not to be in the claasitied service, as it w id desirable to secure men as mem bers of such boards who had had wide surgkal experience—amty experience, if possible, and such im.-n would not enter into competition for the places with young m» n just out of college. He thought, how- ever, that the entire system of appointing the boards was wrong and (hat all of them ought to be under a uniform syt>i«m of ap pointment. The commissioner believed that the head of a bureau was the best qualified ptrsoa to pass upon the efficiency of a clerk, and that he ought not to be hampered in re moving a clerk for inefficiency. If per mitted to do so. Mr. Evans could remove at least a hundred clerks from his offlca without affecting the efficiency of the ft rce. Ho thought it would be desirable to hava a detinlt* tenure of office not exceeding tea >tars, so that every year fbnut 10 per cent, of new blood could be infused into the force, This would do away with tha abuses resulting from, soma clerks re maining In office too long. The commissioner thought some reform wcu'd lave to be enacted, or the country would have the infliction of a civil pension list. He believed it was a mistake to in clude In the classified service, special ex cmimrs of divisions and all others receiv ing salaries exceeding >1.400. Tha committee appointed at the house civil service conference ten days ago to draft modifications of the civil service law to<*ay went over the various bills pendinar before the house. The committee expects to have a measure framed by the time conjre s meets next month. Its members are op posed to the present law as including too many offices within its scope. WILL SOT St'BMIT TO DICTATION. Xo Cirll for Idaho'* Surveyor General. BOISK. Idaho. Dec. 20.—Surveyor Gen eral Joseph Perrault Is In revolt against the civil service law and the Interior de part men t. He has ht*en at war with the civil service regulations ever since he went into office. When he went In he chopped off th* heads of nearly all the clerks, and the ippl-catlon for these for reinstat» ment is still pending. Two or three of the men resigned. Mr. Perrault is now receiving notice that Frank <\ Whltthorne has been trans om d by the interior department from the surveyor general's office !n th<- stata of Washington to the office lu-re under the civil service rules. Mr. Perrault has written the department that ho will not permit Whitthorne to take a place in his office. He does not propose, he says, to have any employes sent to him under civil service rules or any other rules. BEULNU CLAIMS APPROVED. They Anionsit to More Thaa $l,O00,« (MHM oßinilMloneri to Re- port foon. BOSTON. Dec. 20.—After a week of con ferei.-e in Boston Justices Putnam an-1 Ki" sr. the commissioners for the Pnited ptc s and Canadi. respectively, in the ar bitration of the luring sea claims, have completed their work for the. present, and it is understood will soon b»gin the prep aration of reports to their respective gov ernment* Tho commissioners have been holding d.isly sessions in this city, durlns: which time they gone the dispute'! claims step by .*t< p. reviewing the evi dence a* In the casa of a law court. It Is understood that an agreement as to the amount of the Indemnity claimed has h-en reached in all but a few caaca, aril th<ve ar» likely to be settled without the <r>- j*>sn*merit of an umpire, is provided for In the convention authorizing the <-,-n --mS'-ion. The amount awarded to Ore it Pritain 1* to b« paid within six month* of the time when the final j% reached. whether It i.<? adopted by the corn missioners or by an umpire. It is not known what claims* have b'-en r?j!"l out. but It I* understood that t>>* total approved claims w;ll amount to mo r e than |I.OQO,*». «A»ill!IUTOJI I'tttTllASTEnS. P. .*l. Asitla 4ppolnt«| ts the Oflleo at OakiUla Special Dispatch to the Post-TnteHiffcncer. WASHINGTON. I>-e 20.-p 8 Au«»tn was appointed postmaster at Oakville, Wash, toda., vice J. E. Fitsgerald, re moved. \o \ ptu'lnt r nt« tiurlns Xnllilar*. WASHINGTON. Dee. an -No appoint ments will be tr.»de by the president during the holiday recess of congress, except in case of emergency. I*. *. *npr<'Hif Cnurl tilfnarna. WASHINGTON. D~r. W-Tha TTnkte-d ?*atea wpr'-m* eoort adjourned for t*a holiday "-ess Unlay, to convene on January 2. 'e a •tl IUI