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ADVERIISiya RATES. Tixi. 1 Jn. i Llftl'L. lMk *roo'fTaon.so t week. 1.S0) a .29) #.75 C.TS •.00T16.5 l*Mkl a oof #.00) 5.00 r.sojio.ool is.o> l month a.so s.TS) 6.15| a.aai'i.'.o'i i® a I month. S.Ou 4.50 9.00 lI.TF 17.05 J M g. • month. 1.00 6.H5!11.88 16.00 ®.OOI 0 m 6 month. 6 50< 8.0018.00 20.00Ua 00l MM lyaar..... —..|10 00i13.00|M.000.0cj5,a gIS BniinMi curd., not Mooed lug fl n n m _ t( legal A dVarUal "st , v^*® rUd wlth no tin. irfflM pnbU.hed until ordered out, and eharaed tew eordlngly. All MU. payable luJufyT ” OFFICIAL DIRECTORY. County Officers. County Judge 0. W. Okavcr Sheriff J. W. White County Clerk Wm. Bbandon County Treeeurer A. T. Fobtun He.t.ter of Deed. Wm. Hutchisoh Clerk of the Court H. 0. Gosling Dt.trlot Attorney John 8. Labsoh County Superintendent Howard Miller Surveyor W. H. Kxowkh Coroner G. P. Aiken Chairman Board of Supervisor..... Alex. Hill Poor Commissioner E. Tilton Superintendent lu.ane Asylum. ..F. Wilkins CITY OTFICKHS. MfTor • ■ Aug. Smith Oty Clerk H. E. Packard Treaurer John 8. McKlttrlck Jos. Omun .on rotlce Justice j. Henry Bennett Justice, i 8. luMlckftnl 1 Squire Toney Manhal John 0. Johnson CoM.tbie6 feS SOCIETY DIRECTORY. La belle lodge a. f. * a. m. no. sa— Meets the First and Third Wednesdays of eeoh month. Hall in Williams' block. \TIROQVk LODGE. L O O. F.—MEETS KV- T er> Saturday night In Williams’ block. ■\7TBOQTJA ENCAMPMENT. I. O. O. F.. NO. 7 60. Meets every Monday evening. ANOIEN T ORDER OF UNI TED WORKMEN —First and third T uesdays of each month. ORDER OF CHOSEN FRIENDS.—MEETS second and fourth Saturdays of each mth. MERIOAN LEGION OF HONOR.—MBHT9 seooud and fourth Tuesdays of each m'th. A LEX. LOWRIE POST, G. A. R.-MEETS A ftr.t Monday evening of each month. In W. R. C. hall. Regina lodge, daughters of kk bekah. No. 28, meets first and third Mon day of each month In I. O. O. F. hall. Modern woodmen of America, no. 1001, meets Friday night of each week. YTIBOQUA chapter, o. e. s., meets v second Tuesday of each month In Masonic hall. Yiroqua chapter, r. a. m., meets every second and fourth Wednesday of each month- WOMAN'S RELIEF < ORPB.-MEETS OS alternate Sat n- ' ••■moons. WC. T. F—MEETS ALTERNATE TUES • days at Bp. in. 10. G. T. LODOE.-MEETS ON EVERY • Wednesday evening, In Alliance hall. ri’HE VIROQUA COUNCIL, NO 129, A. P. A. X meets at Alliance hall every Tuesday night 7 30 o'clock. VIROQUA K. O. T. M.—MEETS ON EVERY Monday evening in Alliance hall, at 7:80. p — CHURCH DIRECTORY. ■UfETIIODIST EPISCOPAL.-SERVIOEsIr 111 10:80 a. ra. and 7:30 p m. each Sabbath, wnnday school at 12 m. Prayer meetings ou evenings. CHURCH-SERVICES y at 10 :8u s. m. and 7:30 p. m. each Sabbath. Bcnday school at 12 m. JHHURCH OF CHRIST.—PREACHINO Vy err Sunday at 10:80 a m. and in ths even ing. Snndsy sohool st 9:80 s. in. Norwegian Lutheran church.- Services every Sunday at o'clock. BUSINESS CARDS, P" P. PROCTOR, ATTORNEY AND ~ Counselor, Viroqua, Wis. Will practice all Courts of the state. Special jkttgutte? given to Colleotluns. -_ U.LBAUCM A LARSON. ATTORNEYS. m s'leutlon given to colleotlogs Of yje in Ferguson Block, second floor, Main •tre*t, Vlroqua, Wls. Jackson Silbauoh. John 8. Laeson. \\J M. A. COTT, M D , PHYSICIAN AND f Sargeon, Vlroqua, Wls. Office near residence. 1 bi’k E. Lysne's hotel. A P. MINSHALL, M. D„ PHYSICIAN iV. sad Surgi on. A gradusis of Keokuk H dloal College, one of the best of its kind tn the United States. All calls promptly, attend ed, day or night. Latest and most approved methods of treatment use 1. Office ii Caeaon's Xll'k VlßoquA, WIB. TJ E. MORLEY. M. D-, PHYSICIAN JC . and Hurgnou, Vlroqua, Wls. Otlloe over Craig A: Co’s drug store, on west side of hall. All calls attended promptly day or night. M. Surknson. Char. 11. Trowbridge. CURENfON A TROWBRIDCE, 1’ Physicians asdHurgkons, Vlroqua. Wls. Calls In city or country promptly attended Office over Craig & Co’s drug store. JOHN DAWSON &~CO. - OEAKRAL Insiira'.oo and Real Estate Agency,Vlroqua. Office In Williams block, second floor. VERNON CO. COURT-REGULAR terms rn the first Tuesday of each month, at the court house from 9 to 19 a. m. and 130 to 6p. m. D. O. MAHONEY County Judge. H. J. Little, md. W. M Trowbridge, md. DRS. SOTTLE & TROWBRIDGE. Dr. Trowbridge, late resident physlotan and turgeon Cook eounty hospital, Chisago. • ALL CALLS ATTENDED PROMPTLY • Day or night, from Ofiloe. GEO. E. CHAHBERS, OENTI3T. Crown and Bridge Work, Metal Plates sud si) other bran bes of dental work done la ; the latest and most Improved msnner. Satis faction guaranteed. Office In Towner's block VIROQUA, • - WIS. J. H. Chase, DENTIST. Office over Chandler’s I Vlroqua, Stora I Wls. C. W. Graves. D. O. Mahoney. ! CRAVES A MAHONEY. Attorneys & Counsellors at Law Practice In all Courts. Money Loaned on Real Estate. Collections Promp tly Attended to. Otfice over Bank of Viroqua. VIROQUA, WIS. PLAIN or FANCY PRINTING.... EXECUTED WE CAN DO anything lu the line of I Restaurant i Boarding. | MRS. L. C. RICE I. now looated in her new building, second floor, and is prepared to furnish board by dav or week. Lunches s rved at reasonable rates. Suppers furnished tor balls and private par ties. Accommodations for 76 oouples. Bakery supplies for sale, - ■■■-- OYSTERS SJ-1N BULK OR CAN Ontario Steel Bridge Works, I ONTARIO, WIS. ~%r H. TIMMERMAN, Proprietor. -—MANUFACTURE— S/ee/ bridges, ffloof Tjrusseo, Steel TJubca for Sub-Structures, Culverts, Arches, etc., of any diameter or length. JTWRITE FOF? IMl^or=ervTA“riO?Q THE VERNON COUNTY CENSOR VOL. XLIII—NO. 11. Royal makes the food pare, wholesome and delicious. tm Jm POWDER Absolutely Pure ROYAL BAKINQ POWDfR CO., NEW YORK. Kemarkabl Mirages. The Soudan expedition, while en gaged in laying the new Nile Railway, have seen some remarkable mirages. From a distance the men apnea red to Ik* working into a beauMful lake, and on all sides were to be seen lakes, beau tifully wooded hills, ships and cascades. When looked at through field glasses the illusion was heightened rather than diminished. Some of the most disgraceful acts are performed by the most graceful sin uers. The early shortcake is easily recog nized by its strawberry birthmarkT XW. F. LINDEMANN, H. LINDEMANN. * President. Cashier. I Bank of Viroqua. £ [State Bank —Capital sfu,oco,oo.] ♦ Lindemann & Rusk, Props. Y United States inland and foreign * exchange, gold, a.lrer and uncurrent money • bought and eold. Certificate* of deposit iMued payable on demand, to draw Interest it left eix months. Business Hours, 8 md. to 4 p., m, Collections and banking hnalness picmptly attended to and remittances made on day of collection. S. B. lleque f Dentist, VIROQUA, - Wl*. Crown and Bridge Work- Metal ea 6 all Jther branches el Dental work in the lateet improved manner. We guarantee weak. Omoi in Devlin’ block. F~. I barney, • I>. J>. 81. • VIROQUA. WIS. fine dental work. Enc ustlng. Bridge, Crown and G *ld Elat-* Work. Sneclal attention given to eo.reetlng Irregularities and preservation of the natural Twenty 'our yoars practlcil experience and study. Dental Parlors In Herrick Block. C. H MINSHALL, fittovney-at-Law, Vlroqua, Wls. Loans,Collections and Pensions, PATENTS. i&~ Office In secon 1 story Williams’ Block IRA S. GRIFFIN. Attorney at Law. IRA S. GRIFFIN, LIFE, FIRE, ACUihuii AflD TORNADO INSURANCE. General Collecting Agenoy. Loans Negotiated ' —Viroqua, Wia, N. A-SVISUIM, MERCHANT TAILOR, FINE CUSTOM WORK A SPECIALTY • Perfect Fit Guaranteed.* VIROQUA . WISCONSIN. VIROQUA STEAR/T LAUNDRY^ New, Complete and First-Class. The proprietors have spared noth’ng in work or expense to equip a plant suit able to the needs of the pnblio. Ev erything is under the direction of a manager with 12 years experience. Individual and Family Laun dry work Guaranteed. Rtmember the Steam Laundry and give it your patronage. All packages col lected and delivered. In same block with Opera Honee, \ZII=?OGSI_JA, WIS. N. Coe & Son, —PROPRIETORS OF — I THE I ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 1 NEW HARNESS = iSHOPi If yon want a good donbio harness for epring work, now is the time to place your order. We know we can supply yonr wants REPAIRING fl SPECIALTY : v- *ri '•■ all u ER THE STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST IN BADGER DOM. Woman Repels Unwelcome Visitors with Lead Betrayed by Hla Late Accomplices— Insurance Taxes Com ing In—High School Burned. Woman Shoots Two Men. One man fatally shot anu another man and a woman injured is the result of an attempt to rob a resort at Chippewa Falls owned by Frank Hunter. Two strangers drove to the place and forced an entrance. They were met at the door by Mrs. Hunt er, who immediately commenced shooting, putting three shots into one of them and slightly wounding the other. The men re turned the fire, one bullet striking Mrs. Hunter in the head and causing a severe wound. The less injured of the men then carried his wounded companion to the buggy and drove away. Insurance Companies Fay Up, The sum of $54,000 has been collected by Insurance Commissioner Frieke, in hack feet, and taxes from the casualty in surance com The Travelers’ In surance Company will nbaudon its inten tion to appeal to the United States Su preme Court and will pay into the State treasury the $36,000 which it owes, and the Fidelity and Casualty will pay over SO,OOO. Atxiut SIO,OOO more will be se cured from companies who owe this amount, but have withdrawn from Wis consin. Two Bun Clair Cases Consolidated. In the matter of the receivership of the National Electric Manufacturing Com pnnv, Judge O’Neill filed an order at Eau Claire consolidating the two actions, add ing largely to the number of defendants, and vacating Judge Bailey’s three orders of Dec. 30 closing the receivership. Judge O’Neill also removed Receiver It. E. Hue, but said his removal was due only to the fact of his having lieen made a defendant. The receivership of the Commercial Bank, also closed by Judge Bailey, is being re opened. Mob Rule in Jones’ Island, In a complaint filed by the Illinois Steel Company it is asserted that Jones’ island in Milwaukee is undt. the domination of mob rule. The complaint sets forth that the agents of the company are in danger of their lives when they venture on the island and that no sooner is one “squat ter” ejected by due process of Jaw than other “squatters” seize upon the land and erect houses. The court is asked to re move the turbulent spirits from the island, which the company claims to own. Elkey Was Betrayed. Adolph Elkey, the alleged grain thief of Seymour, Who was recently recaptured after having once escaped from officers, nearly succeeded in getting oct of jail at Appleton. With the aid of an old knife he dug nearly through the stone and brick wall, and by a few minutes’ work could have opened a way to freedom. 1,.e two Oneida Indians, it is alleged, who were his pals, but win now have no use for him, betrayed him to the Sheriff and block ed the attempted escape. Attempted Suicide. Albert Hoof? a young man of 28 yvars, resiiling in the town of Lewiston, attempt ed suicide by shooting. The charge en te.red the side just below the heart. While the flesh is badly lacerated no vital part was struck and his physicians think that he will recover. Wisconsin’s Golden Jubilee. Gov. Scofield has issued a proclamation in accordance with a resolution passed by the last Legislature, designating June 7 as a legal holiday for the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Wisconsin’s ex istence as a State. Wants Her Dowry Portion. Emelie M. Ludington, widow of Harri son Ludington, formerly Mayor of Mil waukee and Governor of Wisconsin, has commenced action for her dowry portion of the Lud'ngton estate, which is worth $1,500,000. Severe Loss at New London. The high school building at New London was completely destroyed by fire. The insurance is $3,500. The fire is supposed to have started from one of the chimneys. State Items of - nterest. The saloon of Thomas Gough of Fond du Lac was entered and the slot machine, containing $25, was stolen. The Sheridan House at Augusta, an old landmark, was burned. Nothing was sav ed. The total loss is $4,000. At Baraboo, Judge Siebccker sentenced Edwin Schullenberg to seven years in State’s prison. He is 10 years old. There is a movement on foot to build an electric railway from Mineral Point to Highland, connecting with Dodgeville, Linden and Cobb. Fred Liebert of Manitowoc met with an accident. He was employed at the Ori ental nulls, hoisting a huge timber which slipped and struck his arm, crushing it. Arthur Guthrie, a young man who drives a stage between I’latteville and Du buque, lowa, has received the news that he has been left $35,000 by the death of b>s father in Kansas. The Methodist congregation of I’latte vilte has decided to buy two lots adjoin ing the present church and build thereon an addition to the edifice to be used as a parsonage. The whole property is valued at $20,000. The Beloit City Sohool Board has elect ed Prof. F. E. Converse, the present city supervisor, to serve ns superintendent of the public schools, to succeed Dr. C. \Y. Merriman, who has been appointed con sul in Canada. The St. Croix County poor farm has been sold to Caesar Spilleke. The last county board voted to remove the poor to the insane asylum farm at New Rich mond, where buildings are being erected. The change will be made about Sept. 1. John Ward recently brought seven wolf skins to Ashland and received SOO for them as bounty, besides selling the robes at a fair profit. The wolves were killed by poisoned lard which was made into pills and left where the animals could get it. More than 1,000 persons were present at ihe recent Ogilvie sale of horses near MorrisonvLlle. About SIB,OOO worth of stock was sold by Auctioneer R. C. Ver non. Mr. Uihlein of Milwaukee, presi dent of the Sehlitz Brewing Company, conturvd the mos expeesive animal for $1,200. An ice machine has Jnst been received in the engineering laboratory at the State University, It cost $1,500. This labora tory is the first one In this country to be equipped with on The machine has a capacity of five t< 1. In twenty-four hours and yill be used for post-graduate and thesis work. It is estimated that 5,000.000 feet of hardwood timber will come into the Mari nette mills this year by rail and water from the woods farther north. This is in the way of an experiment by the larger companies, which are seeking to create a market for their hardwood holding as the pine grows scarcer and less accessible to the mil! towns. There was a strange coincidence con nected with the wreck of the two Wiscon sin Central trains near Downing recently. The two engines were the same ones that collided in almost the same spot last sum mei :n which Engineers Smith and War ren were killed. A mistake has been discovered in the markings of the judges in the recent ora torical contest at Appleton which makes a change in the rauking of the contestants. McCuskey of Beloit, who was given sec ond place at the time of the contest, has been given third, and Miss Mary Jones of Itipon has been awarded second place. This give* both first and second place* to Slpoo student*, Louis Jleed being first VIROQUA, WISCONSIN, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 1898. Fire destroyed nearly 4,000,000 feet of lumber in Kennedy’s lumber yard at Rib Lake. Allsbrow & Lacey’s grocery store at La Crosse was damaged to the extent of SSOO by fire. The bonded indebtedness of Stevens Point, according to a recent statement, is $09,100. A $2,400 addition will be built to Grace Episcopal Church at Sheboygan In the spring. William Lister's Dunvllle stone man ufactory at Eau Claire was burned. The loss is SI,OOO. The sawmill of Mitchell & Smith cm the Chippewa river in the town of Anson, burned, causing a loss of $2,500. D. R. Moon of Eau Claire has presented his son, Chester A. Moon, with the Eau Claire Opera Hoi’se, valued at $75,000. The Eau Claire polic-e are raiding the resorts in that town and compelling many of the proprietors to go out of business. The City Council of Marshfield has de cided to submit to the voters the question of bonding the city for sewerage improve ments. In a saloon fight at Phillips James Lee was alleged to have been stabbed by a man named Levendusky. The wound is not considered fatal. The will of John Morgan Racine gives S4OO to the Welsh Congregational Church of that city and SIOO to the Amer ican Bible Society of New* York. Francis Weighlin, a farmer of Racine County, was badly injure l vicious bull. His son drove the brute away with a pitchfork and rescued his father. Henry Ruedebusch's left hand was bad ly cut in a circle saw at the furnitude fac tory at Mayville. Mr. Ruedebusch is a member of the firm which owns the fac tory. 9 -At Baraboo, the slander case of Theo dore Kessler aguinst Jacob Weirlch has been decided in the Circuit Court in favor of the plaintiff. The amount of damage was fixed at $135. The new directory of Oshkosh indicates a population of 32,120 people for that city. Lindsay’s new directory of Chippewa Falls shows an estimated population of 10,000 for # that city. The Early Settlers' Club of Rock Coun ty will undertake the collecting and pub lishing of a history of that county in com memoration of the semi-centennial of the State’s admission to the Union. F. W. Scranton, a farmer living eight miles from Loyal, was arrested at that place while in the act of passing counter feit ha'f dollars. A number of the bogua coins were found on his person. Mathew Penas of the town of Caledo nia has pleaded guilty to the charge of robbing the house of Charles Eckert of the same town of $25 in silver. Penas was sentenced to three years in the State prison at Waupun. The fish car Badger, loaded with equip ment for the new fish hatchery at North Side park, is in Oshkosh. John Maag, who is to be superintendent, will attend to the hatching of the wall-eyed pike in the park this season. The house of Charles Echbard in the town of Caledonia was entered by burg lar? and $25 in silver was stolen. A milkman named Peterson was held up near the same place the same evening and robbed of a few dollars. A club which was thrown through * car window on the Chicago and North western road near Manitowoc struck * boy named Rouskainp on the head and demolished a woman’s hat. A small-sized panic was created in the car. Mrs. Heyer, postmistress at Shaw, re ceives 30 cents a month for her work. Recently the people of Shaw gave a sur prise party in her honor and $7 was pre sented to her as an evidence of the good will of the patrons of the office. Scarlet fever r.nd diphtheria have brok en out in the Oneida reservation. One case has been fatal. It is feared that the diseases will spread owing to the car&- lessness of the Indians, who, contrary to advice, expose themselves at funerals and sick rooms. Henry M. Hurless, a well-known young farmer and stock dealer of West Lima, made an assignment for the benefit of creditors and named as assignee Jacob Potts of the same place. His liabilities are $12,000 or more, and the assets are about the same. The Eau Claire County Board decided to sell James T. Gates of Milwaukee 222 40s of county laud at sl2 per 40. The deal is to be closed inside of thirty days. It Is said Mr. Gates is a member of the colonizing syndicate, of which ex-Gov. Uphnm is the head. Lonis Sovey, a Wisconsin Central brakeman, had a narrow escape from death at Stevens Point. He was struck by a freight ear, but grasped the brake rods and kept himself from the wheels. He was terribly bruised by being dragged ever the ties and switches. The custodial building of the home for the feeb'e minded at Chippewa Falls was opened recently. Members of the State board of control and many people from the city attended. The building will ac commodate 150 persons and increases the capacity of the home to 380. A move is being made at Oshkosh to get all fishermen and interested persons in the Fox river valley and in neighboring towns to enter into an agreement to dis courage “pot fishing” for trout and to re fuse to buy trout or hire nny person to catch them during the year 1898. The Sheboygan Cigar Mould Company will triple the capacity of its factory and put in $5,000 worth of new machinery. Contracts have been let for 1,250,000 feet of pine in addition to large contracts re cently let. The new factory is rushed night and day whh orders for goods. Mrs. Tillie Davis, living about six miles from Ashland, was assaulted by an un known man on the White river road. Her under lip was completely bitten off by her assailant. She is in one of the Ash land hospitals for Ireatment, She gave a complete description of her assailant. D. C. Buckets ff of Oshkosh has order ed eight dozen fine quail from Woodstock, Kan., and the birds are now on the way to Wisconsin. The towns of Vineland, Algoma and Rushford will tie stocked with them and an endeavor will be made to propagate the birds in that vicinity. David Zaddaeb. a resident of Lincoln County, reports that great gold discover ies have been made on Pine creek during the past winter, two men having washed out S2O worth of gold in one day. These men were provided with but crude appli ances and their success has set the whole district wild with excitement. J. K. Wright of Marirette caught a lake trout weighing forty-one pounds near On tonagon, Mich. It was the largest trout ever taken in the vieinity. Homesteaders in Burnett County and adjacent territory are complaining that timber thieves are stealing all the valua ble timber from their claims. Many of the settlers only live on their tracts a por tion of the year, and it is found almost impossible to stop the depredations or to bring the timber thieves to justice. In one case a homesteader bought some tim ber to erect a house and afterwards dis covered that the lumber was some of his own that had beeD spirited away, sawed up and sold back to the rightful owner. Mrs. Herman Heinzelmann of'Sheboy gan. w >0 has been in a trance for more than twenty-five days, has come out of her stupor, but is very weak. She was sustained by liquid nourishment during her long sleep. She says that she will seek a divorce from her husband when she entirely recovers. About four months ago the general store of E. H. Deiumon of Omro was entered and twenty volumes were stolen from a small library connected with the store. No clue to the burglars was ever discovered. Recently a package was left at the store by some unknown person, which, upon investigation, provefi to cou- Uin tile book*. 'KLONDIKE SHIPPING. GREAT DEAL OF |Y is OF THE "OLD TUB ’’ ORDER. The Old Indian Method of Traversing the Waves by Canoe Is Again in Vogue-Chllcoot Puss Electric Hoad Kept Bnay—lnformation as to Hates, Regiments of Men Be. k Passage. About 10,000 men are sailing each month from Tacoma and Seattle ou the regular assenger steamers for Ji eau, Skagua md Dyea. Forty-five trips were scheduled for February and March, ami to these must be added the voyages made by schooners and sailing craft of all sorts. Every kind of craft in Seattle and Ta coma, even to canoes, is hiring out for Skaguay and Dyea. C’anoes will carry one all right if properly managed. The Alaska Indians have lieen coming down every summer since 1859 for the hop-pick ing season on Puget sound, paddling 1,500 miles down and back again. The canoe business has come to life again, therefore, and Indian cauoemen command high wages. To Tacoma, a city of perhaps 40,000 persons, which was until recently in finan cial distress, “petering out and losing its bottom,” Eastern investors said, 10,000 men a month passing through and leaving dollars for outfits means a great deal. Houses that have been empty since the boom hurst in 1890 are full now, and ho tels that have been closed for the last three years are crowded with guests. The same is true in Seattle, where roots have advanced twenty to fifty per cent. The transportation business is paying ns good returns as the best K! ndike claims. Indeed a boat is a far be’.er in- SHIPPING KLONDIKE DOGS. vestment than a claim. Mr. High Wal lace of Tacoma, a son-in-law of Chief Jus tice Fuller and president of the Chilcoot Railroad and Transportation Company, rented the steamship City of Seattle last fall for $1,500 a month. She carries 025 passengers and 400 tons of freight, and makes the trip to Dyea in 70 hours. She had gone out of commission, and her own ers were mighty glad to accept Wallace’s offer. They are not so glad now, however, as Wallace is clearing over $50,000 a month above expenses, with a prospect of no decrease in business in the next three years. Not one of twenty-five steamers will consider any more proposals for freight unless the date is later than May 1. They have absolutely every cubic foot of space below deck and above already contracted for. Nor is there much chaace to obtain passage except on through tickets from the East, in which case berths are reserv ed. The Tacoma company that has built an electric road in the Chilcoot pnss is al ready transporting freight, and has more business than it can handle. Its capacity is 150 tons daily or outhts for alwut 300 men. The line consists of a railway from Dyea to Canyon City and thence an aerial tramway to Sheep Camp, and from Sheep Camp over the summit 3,500 feet above sea level to Crater lake, which has an ele vation of about 3,000 feet. From Crater lake a stream flows into Deep lake and this empties into Long lake, which in turn empties into Lake Lindermann. The rates for passengers from Tacoma. Seattle, l’ort Townsend, Victoria and Vancouver to Fort Wrangel are: First class, S3O; secouil-class, S2O; to Juneau, first, $35; second, $22; to Haines’ Mission, Skaguay and Dyea, first, SSO; second, $35. This includes meals, berth and 150 pounds of baggage. Extra baggage three cents a pound. Miners’ outfits arc classed as HORSES GOING ON BOARD AT SEATTLE. freight. Freight rates are as follows: To Fort Wrangel, $8 a ton of 2,000 pounds, or of 40 cubic feet at the ship’s option; to Juneau, $9 per ton; to Haines’ Mission, Skagiia.- and Dyea, sl3 per ton; horses, $35 per head; dogs, $7.50 per head. This does not include landing charges at the port tot destination. Another suggestion may be timely: AH vessels don’t leave Seattle or Tacoma on schedule time. Some of the old tubs delay as long as ten days or two weeks. They do this because it takes so long to stop the cracks in the hull and fix rotten ma chinery or rigging. With them it’s a clear case of paying your money and t ak ing your chances —both of starving and getting there. FIXING FOR WAR. Dons Rush Work Day and Night on Naval Vessels. Late advices received by the Navy De partment from Its representatives abroad describe in detail the extraordinary ef forts which are being put forth by the Spanish naval authorities in preparing for ' var - On the cruiser Cristobal Colon 1.500 men, it is declared, have been at work night and day for a fortnight past, mak ing that ship ready for service. The ar mored cruiser Carlos V. is now at Havre, France, where she has jnst received from the French cannon maker, Canet, two enormons eleven-inch rifles. These gun* fire projectiles weighing about 5<X) pounds, with a range of twelve and one-half miles. The eleven-inch guns are mounted one forward and one aft. In addition Canet has furnished the Carlos V. with a broad side battery made up of 5.5-inch rapid-fire guns. The projectiles employed weigh about seventy pounds, and the rate of tire is about twelve shots per minute. The big Spanish battle ship Telayo is reported as being at La Seine, opposite Marseilles, France. The work on the IV iayo is practically completed. La Seine works have just placed in her a now set of boilers, and the big ship’s battery now consists of Canet rapid-fire guns for all piece* in broadside mounts. The armorer! cruiser Infanta Maria Tberese is at F* r rol, as is also the cruiser Princes* Asm - rias. The former ship is fully ready for service. HIT BY A BLIZZARD. Nebraska in tbe Grip of an Intensely Cold Wave. Throughout Nebraska tbe mercury reg istered a drop of fifty degrees in tempera ture between Monday noon and Tuesday night. During that time a severe buzzard has raged in the State. The mercury fell to zero at many places. A hurricane was a leading feature of the storm. The wind attained a velocity of eighty-seven miles hoar at several points in the Sigte^ GEN. MILES AND FIVE DEPARTMENT COMHANDERJa and in many localities the air was filled with snow. Considerable damage was done by the to small buildings, haystacks a'fl? .‘'arm property ail over the olate. Rail road traffic was delayed front five to ten hours alb over Nebraska, the engineers finding it impossible to make time against the storm. Freight trains were cut in two sections and many trains of less that a dozen ears were u able to move on tie level prairie where the full force of tie wind was teit. Much damage to steel, an 1 winter wheat is apprehended. Then was no snow on the fields to protect the tender plants from the eold winds and the prospects are that the growth will be not only retarded, but many fields wholly de stroyed. Much stock being fed in the State had been permitted to run out od the range by owners under the impression th.it spring was here, and this will be the cause of much loss. The loss to the sheep herds is likely to he especially severe. This is the only really dangerous storm the stockmen have had to encounter this sea son. ’The blizzard was most severe in the northwestern part of tV State. The air was So filled with snow that it was i.upos sible to see a distance of ten feet to,' sev eral hours. Many bunches of stock were scattered and will not lie gathered togeth er for several days. The weather lias not been cold enough to freeze cattle, but heavy loss is likely from the stuck stam peding in the storm, running into and ing cut by wire fences, straying beyond the possibility of rounding-up, falling over embankments, running into ravines, riv ers, ete. LIFE IN DAWSON CITY. One Miner XV ho Is Swiftly Dancing Away a Fortune of $40,000. “Dawson City is the hottest town I was ever in,” says a returned Klondiker. “I presume that 10,0X1 is a reasonable esti mate of the town’s population at the pres ent time. “Gold is the main circulating medium there. Of course you now and then see a bill or a bank note, but it soon goes out of circulation. Fellows who are almut to start back for the States usually grab on to every piece of paper money they eao get hold of. It is easier to carry than gold. Dawson is full of saloons, flnjl all enjoy a land office business. Fifty cents a drink was the rilling quotation for whis ky, and there was a never failing demand for the article. Gambling? Well, I should say. A man can got into any game he wants in Dawson, and there is no limit t- stakes. Dawson uas n theater. It is three stories high and built o boards. The rankest kind of a vaudeville show holds forth every other night. On the alternat ing nights dancing is held in the building. A lady for a pnrtnor is a rarity. Women are so scarce that there are always fights among the fellows to settle as to who shall dance with the few. I know of one follow who sold out his claim for $40.- 000 and was devoting his time exclusively to the terpsicliorean pleasure. I figured that he would dance out the $40,000 by next June. Gold is the medium of ex change. Every store and saloon has a man who does nothing hut weigh gold dust taken in exchange for supplies or drinks.” TO USE THE MILITIA. War Department Not to Depend On "Regulars” Alone. The War Department. is making ar rangements steadily to utilize, the militia force in conjunction with the regulars. Information has come to Washington from all the States in relation to the cu merieal strength which may he depended upon In a time of emergency, and the plans have been so laid as to call upon this force without delay. The War Depart ment has worked out numerous projects in which the regulars and the State troops and volunteers would take part. These plans go so far as to contemplate the in- ' vasion of Cuba, the pursuit of an enemy ’ into Mexican and Canadian territory, and ; the prompt- concentration of the soldiers j at any point or along any section of the ■ Atlantic, Pacific and gulf coasts. State troops, as such, cannot he used 4 for foreign invasion. They are limited In their duties to ehfbrrtng the laws rtf the country, suppressing insurrection and re pelling invasion. The law officers of ther nrruy say they may be ujfgtl in an expedi tion into Mexico or ConaSia. for instance, to intercept the cm my, or ijn*' may pur sue into those adjacent foreign territories an enemy which has been routed in this j LOAD N(i 'AMMUNITION ONTHE MARBLLHEAD AT KEY WEST. country. When once the State organiza tion*; are turned over to the United States they become Federal soldiers, however, and can I*> sent anywhere. When the President calls out the militia from differ ent States they are apportioned according to population, and the Governor may ten- I der either regular organizations or others, but once offered to the United States they become its soldiers at once, and the sphere if their operations is not limited. The military authorities have also given ik'-fe' consideration to matters relating to the regular service. In the event of war ther • would l* an assembling of troops front interior posts at the sea coaat .sta tions. Orders to this effect have been pre pared m draft and are ready for issue by wire at a moment’s notice. FORTY LIVES LOST. Bark Helen W. Aimy Wrecked at Sea Off the Bolden Gate. t Forty lives are believed to have been lost a few miles outside the Golden Gate by the capsizing of Jhe_bark Helen W. Almy during a storm. Tuentytsevcn of those lost were passengers bound for Cop jier river ports ami'other imints in the Colon I Pagd u ri T Havana’s oliVf of j>o* lice, 9ls r p<Ws*o<Klept9 of American newspaper; “liars,’’pigs’’ aniH-’cauaille.” Alaskan gold fields; The otV hirteen were the captain'and crew *>! tb*- *el. When the first intimation of the wreck was brought tp San Francisco the tug Sea Witch was dispatched to the point indi rated. Tbe bark lay upon her starboard side with her stern low down in the wat er, her deck hamper badly wrecked and several planks of her hull washed loose by the seas which broke over her. While there, were no signs of boats among the i wreckage, if is not believed that her pns- I sefigets- and crew escaped by putting off | from the. vesspl. in thoiu. Furthermore, ; no word has been received from the sur vivors, if any exist. According to the tugboat men, there was a pretty stiff breeze when tiic Almy sailed out of Golden Gate oh Sunday, and by noon it was blowing a gale. She left under topsails, and when last seen was -tending out for an offing. There was a heavy sea running, and it is supposed that some time during the night she was struck by a squall and turned turtle. The litln W. Almy was once a south sea trader and was quite famous for her ninny adventures among the reefs. The vessel was in good condition for an old vessel. She was on the dry docks some days liefore being put on the berth, and her owners spent SS>OOO in repairing her. She had a temporary house on deck. I When the Almy left port she had twenty : live tons of ballast hi her, besides the provisions of the passengers and their outfits. She. was a vessel of only 250 tons. SIXTEEN MORE SHIPS. Naval Appropriation Bill Provides for War Vessels. la the naval appropriation bill, which was reported to the House Tuesday and referred to committee of the whole, pro | vision is made for increasing the fighting ( ability of the navy by the building of three sea-going .coast-line battle ships, one of which is to he named the Maine. The three Vessels will la' 11.000 tons' displace ment each and will each cost $3,000,000, exclusive of armament. The construction of six torpedo boat de stroyers of 350 tons’ displacement and six torpedo boats of 150 tons, to cost, exclu sive of their armament, a sunt not exceed ing $2,340,000, is also provided by the hill, and a gunboat to take the place of the Michigan will be built at a cost not exceeding $200,000, and w ill be stationed ou the great lakes, provided her construc tion shall conform to all Existing treaties akd conventinnfc. Jpor armor for the ships authorized in the bill and under construction an appro priation is made, of $5,400,800, provided ♦fiat the armor for tbe three ships author ized by the act of June 10, 1890, shall not cost to exceed $3,210,000, and no contract for armor plate shall be made at an aver age rate to exceed S4OO a ton, including nickel. For equipment of the new vessels authorized $175.000is appropriated. The hill provides that the contracts for the const ruction of, the new vessels shall be awarded by; the Secretary of the Navy to' the lowest res(>onsible bidder, having jn view the best resources and most expe ditious delivery. The total amount car ried in the hill fs $35,083,059. The appro priations for tbe current year were $31,- 918,027. and the estimates for the year ending June 311. 1899. furnished by the de-' partinont. aggregated $33,128,234. Guv. Gulbcrson of Texas has issued a quarantine against yellow fever on all • cast points and along the Itio Grande. ESTABLISHED L 865. PROCTOR TALKS PLAINLY. Vermont Senator Tells the Senate of His Trip to Cuba. - Senator Proctor Thursday afternoon made the strongest argument in favor of intervention in behalf of Cuba that has ever been mode in the Senate. Never were the members of ihe Sena; i o deeply impressed. Mr. Fror or made no attempt for oratorical effect. He had carefully prepared his address, and he delivered it to the Senate as an official report of what he bad observed in Cuba. He gave no opinion as to what action should be taken by this Government. He said the settle ment “may well be left to an America" President aud the American people." But while he did not make a recommendation .in. so many words, lie left the impression with all who heard him that he favored a declaration by this Government of the in dependence of Cuba. He declared that he was opposed to annexation, and, while many Cubans advocated the establish ment of a protectorate by the United States, he could not make up his mind that this would be the best way out of the difficulty, lie told his associates that be believed the Cubans capable of gov erning themselves, and re-enfereed this statement by the assertion that the Cuban population would never be satisfied with any government under Spanish rule. There was really nothing new in what he said. The same facts nave been pre sented time and again by newspaper cor respondents, aud have been denounced as falsehoods. The point of then pigmenta tion Thursday was that they were detail ed by a United States Senator as the re sult of his personal observations—of a Senator, too, who went to Cuba strongly prepossessed with tin- idea that the condi tion of the concent redos hail been greatly exaggerated, and who came back and de clared that the scones he hail witnessed were absolutely indescribable. He said nothing about the Maine except to State that he had not formed nor ex pressed an.V opts" >r. on the subject of her destruction, and preferred to wait for tiro report of the court of inquiry. Autonomy, he asserted, was an utter failure. It came too late. There were practically no au tonomists. The rebels possessed the east of the island, and even in the west the Spanish army held just what it sat upon and no more. From many view points the statement was sen arkable. It had evidently been most carefully prepared. Every element of sensationalism bad been studiously eliminated from it and, except so far as the facts recited were sensational, it bore not the slightest evidence of an effort to arouse the public mind, already keenly alite to the condition of. affairs on the island. HE IS A FIGHTER. Commodore McNair. Wlio is to Take Command of United sta'es Navy. Commodore Frederick V. McNair lias succeeded to the command of the North Atlantic squadron. The position makes him the actual commander of the United States navy. lib takes the place of Rear Admiral Matthews, who goes on the re tired list. The coming admiral is no tyro in the matter of nnval experience, lie is no COMMODORE M’XAIR. theorist R.ither say lie is a theorist and a fighter com'Hned. He entered the Naval Academy in 1853 and was sent to China. When the war broke out be was ordered home and served under Farragut. As early as 1801 lie was promoted a lieuten ant for personal bravery, lie ran the gauntlet at Vicksburg and was conspicu ous in the assault on Fort Fisher. For four years the young sailor never knew when the. next moment was to be his last. APPROVE THE WAGE SCALE. Coal Miners and Operators Come to Terms for the Illinois Fields. The joint executive committees of the coal operators and miners of Illinois, after nn all-day conference in Chicago, reaffirm ed the Chicego agreement and approved the Columbus agreement in so far ag it relates to the inside wage scale for cool miners in Illinois. The conferees also passed a resolution declaring that the con tract they signed incorj-orating the pro visions of the Columbus compact should bind the operators arid miners of Illinois and that no legal demands should In* con sidered which were not specifically set forth in that contract. Tte.fev/s !§► In case of war Sonin will make some discoveries in America never dreamed of by Christopher Columbus. The monitor Terror has four big guns, but the Puritan has ten. The Puritan appears to be a holy terror. The Indiana Attorney General prose cuting tiie Versailles lynchers is named Ketcham—but he hasn’t done it. It now remains for Ignatius Donnelly, who lias married his stenographer, tc dis cover who is going to do the dictating. The Ohio Legislature is wrestling with an anti-tights biiL And yet some people say the fight against rum is weakening. The Governor of Idaho seeks election to Congress on a 00-neektie platform. Evi dently it's “neck or nothing” with him. Somehow it doesn't seem very consist ent for Secretary Day to keep anything dark longer than twelve hours at a time. The court which has decided that meat inspection by the Government is uncon stitutional has had n tough subject to consider. Speaking of the dogs of war, there is no consolation for the Spaniards in the fact that all of Uncle Sam’s big guns have muzzles. It is pretty safe to predict that Honor de lime's successor will throw away his cigarette before b" sits and .n on a powder keg to rest. And now the disposal of the reindeer im ported by the Government for the Klon dike presents a dilemma—but there are no horns to it. Dr. Talmage has heeded the scriptural injunction that it is not well for man to be alone. In a case of this sort, “in junctions go.” Apparently the greatest menace to the peace of the Old World just now. is Japan’s impatience to try that new navy on something. In case of war if the Spanish battleship Vizcaya should get into trouble the sub marine boat' Holland might be found at the bottom of 1L If this Government wants to send to Havana a warship which will get right down to the bottom of things the Texas should- hate the call. Zola ought to have knowß right from uie start that any fellow who goes bunt ing for trouble doesn’t need a search war rant t$ find it anywhere. Official City Paper. —9TEAM -- M ifflfl Job PraWoDse AXib Kin ds or Job Printing MnmrrtT axncum In a Mast Satisfactory l i&nner. Sir William Van Home, president of the Cauadi •' Pacific Railroad, estimates that from >200,000,000 to $230,000,000 will be taken into the Klondike country during the present year, and it. is a prob lem how much of it will Ik' brought out. He bases this estimate upon the expecta tion that from 200,000 to 300,000 people wHI start for the gold regions, and that each of them will take an average of sl,- 000, which is very moderate and probably lew than the amount. Forty-two steam ers and twenty-four sailing crafts are now engaged between Puget sound and Alas ka, and twelve British steamers and sev eral schooners rail regularly from Van couver. Every hip is loaded to the limit of safety with freight aud passengers, and the congestion at all of the ports of em barkation is increasing instead of being relieved. • * * Secretary Wilson is trying to impress upon Congress the necessity of passing a pure food law that will protect the export trade in honest agricultural products from the designs of siwculators and unscrupu lous producers of bogus and adulterated foods. He does not demand prohibition, for that wotPd bo impracticable, but In sists that all articles of food that are seut to foreign maria 's should bear a certifi cate of Government- inspection and that they are exactly wbat they pretend to be. If filled cheese is exported it should go on the manifest as filled cheese, aud the pur chaser ou the other side of the water should be mr.de fully aware tliat he is not buying the genuine article. The same with flour, which is now being largely adulterated with cornmeal. * * * The appearance of Speaker Reed in the House lobby smoking a Wheeling “sto gie,” illustrates the extent to which that plebeian production of the American to bacco manufacturer has made its way in to “polite society.” For many years the “stogie* has been the solace, if not the pride, of the people of the upper Ohio val ley and of the lake country between San dusky aud Buffalo, but its circulation seemed to lie limited to that tegion. About five years ago, however, it begun to make its way into the \kiity of the capital, and its introduction was favored by sev eral Congressmen. With the seal of ap proval given by the Spckrr, the “stogie” may be said to be fully established in the favor of Washington smokers. ... The great dome ou the Capitol building moves quite a distance every day. In this connection a curious experiment was tried to show how far out of plumb it usually goes. A thin wire was hung from the inner topmo.st point of the dome. On the lower end of the wire was a plumti-bob, in the lower point of which was inserted a lead pencil. It just touched the floor of the rotunda, on which a large sheet of white pap'-r was laid. As the dome mov ed it dragged the pencil with it, aud con sequently left the tracing of its course on the paper. An oval fully a foot in length was marked out every day, show ing that the apex of the dome of the Cap itol moves that much in twenty-four hours. * • • Secretary Alger thinks that at least $5,- 000,000 cun be properly expended at once by the engineer corps in strengthening the coast defenses, and the President will probably set aside that amount for the benefit of certain works on the Atlantic and gulf coasts. This will lie In the line of permanent improvements. The ad vancement in military science is so rapid that arms and projectiles soon become ob solete. All the beautiful artillery and muskets that were made for the war of the rebellion have gone to the junkshops long ago, where the material we are now spending millions of dollars for will have to follow in a few years. ... The late Senator Bruce had for years supported the widow and daughter of his former master, who w as a planter in Vir ginia. They have been entirely dependent upon his bounty, ni although there was no legal obligation whatever, they had treated him with grout kindness when he was a slave, he hnd acquired the rudi ments of an education from the tutor of his master's sou aud foil a gratitude that expressed itself in tlils manner when he learned that they were in needy circum stances. ... It has been, arranged at the War De partment that all volunteer solifiers who may lie added to the army shall be armed with the latest improved Winchester rifle of 30-caliber. This arm was selected for the reason that it would lie more servicea ble in the hands of inexperienced troops than the more complicated Krag-Jorgeu sen rifle of the regular service. * * * The Coreau minister Tears that bo will hnve to close the legation and go home be oausc he does not receive any money from his Government. The minister is very much in debt, uud it is said that he has not recei ed any remittances either on ac count of his salary or expenses for a year or more, although he is a great favorite of the king and has twice saved his majesty from assassination. • • * One of the obstacles to the purchase of warships in foreign countries is the differ ence between the calibers of the guns and the United States standards, and ammu nition for the foreign guns will have to be purchased in Europe. * • Mrs. Victoria Conkling Whitney, of the Missouri bar, has been admitted to prac tice before the Supreme Court of the Dis trict of Columbia and the several depart ments of the Government. * • • AH the private establishments in the country are now at work night and day and seven days in the week filling the or ders of the ordnance department. • * * Th President has signed the bill appro priating $280,000 to the Methodist Epis copal Church South for property of that Hssixuation used during the war. * • • It is reported in Washington that the United States Government prevented Spain from purchasing the Chilian battle ship O'Higgins. Sparks from the Wires. Two separate Spanish commissions have arrived in London to purchase ammuni tion and war supplies. The America* Society in . /ondon has started a fund for a memorial to the dead of the battleship Maine. Alexander Millet, a peddler at Chelsea, Mass., claims the $3,000,000 estate of John Green of Portland, Ole. Two hundred thousand Massachusetts wheelmen have asked the legislator .* to make railroads carry bicycle* free. Archbishop Ireland, at Chicego, de nounced the report that the American members of the Roman Catholic Church would aide with Spain in the event of war. Gen. Lee says that if he and other Americans are expelled from Havana, they “will leave town with the American flag flying and a brass band at the head of the procession.” New South Wales paid Last year SIBO,- 000 for the destruction of noxious uniiual pest*. Among the varietijs slaughtered for bounties were bandicoots, pandemel ons, wombats, wallabies, kangaroos, emus, native dogs, flying foxes, kangarog raw aud hare#,