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ARMY AWHEEL
Can Simply Run Away
From Cavalry
THE SOLDIERS ON BICYCLES
-
COMPLETE THEIR RUN ACROSS
COUNTRY
The Silent Steed Conclusively Proves
Its Bight to a Place in Modern
Warfare
Associated Press Special Wire.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 25.—The twenty
fifth infantry bicycle corps.which reach
ed this city last night, completing the
3000-mile ride from Missoula, Mont., iv
forty days, thirty-live of which were ac
tually spent on the road, are encamped
at Forest park. While here the officers,
Lieut. J. M. Moss and Surgeon J. M.
Kennedy will be entertained by promi
nent citlzens.whlle the troopers, who are
colored men, are the guests of local bi
cycle clubs. Later they will be trans
ferred to Jefferson barracks.
The Twenty-fifth Infantry bicycle
corps left Fort Missoula, Mont., on June
14. twenty-three in number, Lieut. Moss,
Surgeon Kennedy and Edward H. Boos,
official reporter, and twenty soldiers
selected from the-four companies at Fort
Missoula. During the trip one of the
men was returned to Fort Missoula on
account of not being able to keep up.
The first twelve days were rainy and
disagreeable, but good time was made.
It was during these days that the main
divide of the Kocky mountains was
crossed, as well as the greater part of
Montana. There were a few pleasant
days while the corps was In Montana,
and excellent runs were made.
In crossing the Crow Indian reserva
tion heavy rains fell, and the corps was
stuck in the gumbo mud much of the
time. AH the way across Wyoming the
rain hampered the progress of the com
pany and many hardships arose from
lack of good water.
The southwestern corner of South
Dakota was crossed, fifteen days being
occupied in this state. The sandy
roads were awful and the prairie beside
the road was a field of prickly pears,
making travel on wheels very carefui
.and tiresome work. A stretch of good
but hilly road was struck after leaving
Edgmont, and the run from there to the
Nebraska line was in short order. As
soon as Nebraska was reached, new
trouble confronted the corps in the
shape of sand hills and heat. After Al
liance was reached and for a distance of
nearly 200 miles the sand in. the roads
was eight to ten inchs deep. The road
was given up and the railroad was used,
the men riding as much as possible, but
walking the greater part of the way.
men were taken, sick. Aftr four days
of suffering the sand hills were passed.
The corps passed through Grand
Island, Lincoln and Table Rock In Ne
braska and out of that state Into Mis
souri on July 17th. The roads through
Nebraska were good, but far from being
level, short and steep hills being contin
ually encountered.
The roads across Missouri were bad
and hilly, and with the exception of a
few gravel roads were the worst on the
entire trip. When away from the rail
road the people were Inhospitable, and
In one Instance sufficient water for cook
ing was refused and no reliable informa
tion regarding the roads could be gained.
The heat for the last three days of the
trip was severe and the men suffered
considerably.
The distance covered on the trip was
1900 miles, the average per day being
52 2-3 miles. After leaving the Ne
braska sand hills the average was over
sixty miles per day.
The bicycles stood the trip remarka
bly well, but few accidents of a serious
nature have occurred, those, that did
occur being through carelessness^
In an interview Lieutenant Moss said:
"The trip has proved beyond peradven
ture my contention that the bicycle has
a place in modern warfare. In every
kind of weather, over all sorts of roads,
we averaged fifty miles a day. At the
end of the journey we are all in good
physical condition.
"Seventeen tires and half a dozen
broken frames is the sum of our damage.
The practical result of the trip shows
that an army bicycle corps can travel
under any conditions twice as fast as
cavalry or infantry and at one-third the
cost and effort.
"I am not sure whether we will return
on our wheels or not, but will know as
soon as orders are received from Wash
ington."
Excursionists Wrecked
MARIETTA, 0., July 25.—A si an ex
cursion train was returning from Zanzes
ville, 0., at 9:50 tonight the-trestle work
over a bottom land three.and a half
miles from Marietta gave way and two
of the four coaches were precipitated to
a cornfield below. The coaches were
filled' with people but no one was killed.
About fifteen persons were badly in
jured and all were more or less bruised.
Miss Nellie Purdy of this city will prob
ably die. One of the coaches took fire
and some of the passenger© were singed
and had their clothes burned before they
could escape. The injured were brought
to the city tonight.
Lightning Speed
NEW YORK, Juiy 25.—Three forty
knot torpedo boats are to be built in this
country for a South American govern
ment. The order has been placed with
the ordnance company of Bridgeport,
Conn. The destination of the crafts Is
said to be Argentine Republic. The
task of obtaining a forty-knot speed is
reckoned, a Herculean one. If obtained
it will be the highest for any water craft
in the world.
Oppose Powderly
NEW YORK, July 25.—District As
■embly No. 49 of the Knights of Labor
passed resolutions condemning the nom
ination of T. V. Powderly as commis
sioner of Immigration.
Polite But Firm
NEW TORK, July 26.—A special to the
Herald says that Japan will continue to
oppose the Hawaiian annexation treaty
Is conclusively shown by the latest news
from the Japanese government under
date of) July 10, which is now made pub
lic for the first time. While couched In
•polite and diplomatic language the pro
test is sufficiently firm in tone to show
that Japan will continue to wage a
diplomatic war and possibly go further
to prevent the consummation of the an-
I nexatlon policy.
GERMAN POLITICS
The Association Bill Bejected by the
Diet
BERLIN, July 25.—1n order to under
stand the importance of the division
taken in the house it must be remember
ed that the lower house of the diet does
not contain a single Socialist member,
and therefore the law of associations
bill was rejected on its merits by a body
of men who, although Radicals, are as
patriotic and loyal as the framers of the
measure.
Concerning the attitude of the pub
lic, It is sufficient to say that the crowd*
only cheered the arrival of the members
well known as resolute opponents ot
the bill. Th general comment Is that
only a Bismarck could have pushed such
a bill through and the outlook is not
promising for Emperor William's new
man.
Dr. Miguel said that the government
will not dare to dissolve the chamber
for fear that an appeal to the country
will still further reduce their majorfcy.
The London Markets
LONDON, July 25.—The money mar
ket remains in extreme ease. The gold
demand continues for the continent and
incoming supplies are still Interrupted
en route to the bank. The future of the
market seems to depend upon the money
relations of England and the United
States.
The stock market was closed on Sat
urday for repairs, which will occupy a
week.
While the market during the week
retained its firmness, there was no in
crease in business. The American mar
ket attracted the largest share of at
tention, although the prices were en
tirely due to American purchases, based
on good crop reports.
Canadian Pacific rose three points on
reports from the Clondyke region, and
the Greek and Turkish issues were
strengthened by the prospects of peace.
Nordica Recovering
LONDON, July 25.—Mme. Lillian Nor
dica, the prima donna, who has been
seriously ill at the Hotel Savoy for sev
eral weeks, is convalescent. She asks
the press to express her gratitude to
the many persons who have made In
quiries about her condition.
Rocked the Boat
DETROIT, Mich., July 25.—8y the
capsizing of a rowboat off Sugar island,
near the mouth of the Detroit river, this
afternoon, William M. Shier, Frank E.
Russell, jr., and Edwin- Stubensky were
.drowned. Russell's father and brother
narrowly escaped going under.
Peary Sails
HALIFAX, N. S. W., July 25.—The
steamer Hope, after coaling at- Camp
bellton, C. 8., sailed at noon yesterday
,for the Arctic regions, with Lieut.
| Peary on, board.
INEW YORK, July 25.—At a small ho
tel in Westchester village Patrick Sulli
van 25 years old, and his pretty first
cousin, Annie Sullivan, were found dead
this morning. They had been asphyx
iated by gas.
Huntington's Niece
NEW YORK, July 25.—Dr. John Wil
son Gibbs tonight announced his mar
riage to Mrs. Mary Seatoh. The bride
is a niece of C. P. Huntington, and her
first husband amassed a fortune in Cal
ifornia.
Lovell's Condition
COTTAGE CITY, Mass., July 25.— J. P.
Lovell was not so well today. His phy
sicians admit he is failing.
Spain, among her desperate resorts to
procure money for the war in Cuba, has
established a monopoly for the sale and
manufacture of gunpowder. In the call
for bids it was announced that none un
der $600,000 a year will be. considered.
A Rhode Island man is going into ths
wishbone business. He will buy the
magic little bones from firms that se=!l
canned chicken andi dispose of them to
the feminine purchasers for decorative
and sentimental purposes.
INTERNAL REVENUE COLLECTOR LYNCH
John C. Lynch, who was last week named by President McKinley as Internal
revenus collector for the northern district, is a resident of Cucamonga, San.
Bernardino county, where he has extensive lemon and orange groves?. He has
twice been elected to the aEi?;mbly from San Bernardino and was speaker of
the house In 1595. The last Republican state convention gave him a unanimous
nomination for lieutenant governor to fill the presumed vacancy caused by the
death of Mr. Millard, but the supreme court decided that the vacancy could not
be filled by election. The Republican d eLegation from California to congress
was favorable to Mr. Lynch, with the exception of Congressman Loud of the I
Fifth district He presented a protest, but It was of no avail |
LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING, JULY 26)897,
GLUT OF GOLD
A Painful State of Affairs
at Dawson City
i —.—
SILVER AT 456 PER CENT
THEY THROW GOLD NUGGETS
THROUGH GLASS WINDOWS
Captain Ladue's Fine New Gold Resi
dence—The Gold Levee on the
Yukon—Wall Street Fooled
By The Herald's Special Wire.
DAWSON CITY, July 26, 1898 —What
your correspondent has been predicting
for the last six months has come to pass
at last. So great has been the produc
tion of gold and so large has become the
supply that It has become a drug in the
market. Last night the city council,
which, as you know was given law-mak
ing jurisdiction over the Clondyke dig
gings, passed an ordinanceforbiddlng the
washing out of any more gold for the
space of at least one year. It is hoped
in this way to stop the overproduction
that has been going on for half a year
past, and thus to create something of a
normal demand for the yellow metal.
Somethlng had to be done. The situa
tion here would be ludicrous if it were
not so painful and pathetic. Thismorn
ing two well known rounders were be
fore the poiice magistrate on complaint
of the landlord of the Palace hotel, who
said that the men had thrown several
large gold nuggets through the plate
glass windows of the hotel because he
refused to take the nuggets as the price
of a night's lodging. When it is under
stood that it cost something like $73,
--000, measured in gold, to bring the two
windows from Seattle to Dawson City,
It will readily be seen that the offense
was a serious one. The magistrate fined
the offenders $100,000, which they paid,
and deemed themselves to have gotten
off very easily. Gold has depreciated so
much since the windows were purchased
that they cannot be replaced for the
amount of the fine.
The large fine residence that has been
in process of construction for Captain
Ladue, the founder of Dawson City,
during the past three months is rapidly
nearing completion. It isone of the best
residences in the city, but the fact that
it is built of gold blocks rather cheapens
its external appearance. Public senti-
ment here is that Captain Ladue, as,
one of the richest men in Dawson City,
should have built a home that would
have been more of a credit to the com
munity. It Is due to the captain, how
ever, to explain that his fortune has been
seriously affected by the depreciation in
the price of gold.
The snow floods In the Yukon are no
longer a source of danger to Dawson
r*ttir TVia wrflot n-nlrl pmbankmpnt or
will prove an effective protection against
any possible flood. The people of Daw
son City are congratulating themselves
upon the fact that the town is located in
British territory, for it is well known
that Mr. Huntington wanted the levee
built at Forty Mile, and that Secretary
Alger would have been glad to give him
his official assistance had the city been
located on American soil. It is estimat
ed that 7,000,000 tons of gold were used in
building the levee.
The new gold sidewalks in. the lower
part of town are not giving very good
satisfaction, as they wear very easily
and are so slippery that they cannot be
used in snowy or rainy weather with
comfort. They may have to be replaced
with a more expensive but safer ma
terial.
The reported discovery of silver mines
some two or three hundred miles'to the
west, of which I gave you the outline in
my dispatches yesterday, has created
great excitement, and if the news is con
firmed there will be a great exodus. Peo
ple are very conservative here, however,
as the stories ot the frightful suffering
at the- time the Clondyke discoveries
first became known in the states are
fresh in their minds.
If silver Is discovered in any quantities
it will go far to settle the perplexing
currency troubles that have been visited
upon the people of Dawson during the
past three months. It has been Impos
sible to get silver money enough even
for use as subsidiary coin, and repeated
demands upon the states have thus far
resulted in the acquirement of no ade
quate volume of silver currency. Silver
closed today at 456 per cent premium,
with the prospect of a further rise when
the market open* tomorrow.
The city officials are warmly congratu
lating themselves upon the fact that the
issue of municipal bonds (short time
series) were made payable In gold at the
instance of the Wall street firm of J.
Pierrepont Morgan & Co., which took
the bonds. The city has gold to burn.
This Is said to be the first Instance on
record where the money power of Wall
street has over-reached itself.
MINES AND MINERS
California and Alaska
Some people fear that the geld fever
regarding the Clondyke fields in Alaska
will be an Injury to California by draw
ing attention away from the gold mines
of this state, says C. G. Yale of the San
Francisco Examiner, and that while
such riches may be obtained in so short
a time in Alaska Investors will not care
for the slower though surer mining here.
Naturally there Is great excitement at
present owing to the almost fabulous
sums brought down.by a few individuals.
But thus far the entire yield ot the
Yukon, river districts for this season is
no larger than that of the placer fields
of this state, and not one-third of the
total gold product of California for a
year. If the various sums brought to
this city throughout the year by Cali
fornia miners were to be published.,
people here would, be surprised. The
gold from the Clondyke is from aurifer
ous gravel entirely and is expected to
amount to eight millions this season.
The six principal gravel mining counties
of California last year yielded upwards?
of $6,000,000, and there was over $11,000,
--000 more from counties which yieldigold
from both quartz and gravel. So Cali
fornia can still make a very good show
ing. One gravel mine in this state, the
writer his in mind, turned out last sea
son upwards of $240,000, which is higher
than the yield of any single Clondyke
claim yet reported. Of course the Clon
dyke gold is easier and cheaper to get
at than the gold is here in drift or hy
draulic mines, but the very rich mines
are not so surprisingly numerous. Nat
urally many will be disappointed in the
Alaska fields, though a few will make
fortunes. But it is very probable that in
the end this new gold fever will renew
attention in the direction of gold mining
and this state will benefit by it. People
who have no opportunity to go to, or in
vest in, Alaska, will begin, to think of
gold mining nearer home. The other in
terests of the state will get a direct bene
fit from the large amount of supplies
to be furnished. An entirely new region
is being populated and they must draw
much of their supplies from here. When
the California excitement was at its
height and for years after the people
in Chile reaped substantial benefit be
cause the gold miners of this state were
supplied from there. It is our turn now
to supply the new Alaska region.
The regulations adopted by the Cana
dian government governing mining on
the Yukon and its tributaries in the
Northwest Territory, are quite brief but
to the point. One feature is that a claim
is considered abandoned and open to oc
cupation by another when it shall have
remained- unworked on working days
by the owner or agent for the space of
seventy-two hours, unless sickness or
other reasonable excuse is shown to the
1 satisfaction of the gold commissioner.
If, however, the owner wishes leave of
absence from his claim, this may be ob
tained from the commissioner, and then
the claim may He idle. Anentfy fee of
$15 is charged on each claim for the first
year, and an. annual fee of $100 for each
of the following years. No miner may
receive a grant of more than one mining
claim in each camp, though he may pur
chase any number. Every owner has
the exclusive right of entry in his own,
claim for the miner-like working thereof
and the construction of a residence, and
Is entitled to all the proceeds, but he has
no surface rights, and the gold commis
sioner may grant to Holders of adjacent
claims such right of entry as may be ab
solutely necessary for working their
claims, upon such terms as may to him
seem reasonable. In cases of dispute
arbitrators must be appointed by the op-
polling sides, and when they cannot
agree a third is called in by them. If
one refuses to appoint an arbitrator the
gold commissioner does It. The award
of any two arbitrators is final and mv.-d
be recorded, in writing with the gold
commissioner o£ the d.lstrlct. Every
[ claim must be recorded with the com
missioner in whose district it lies with
in three days after the location, if it is
within ten miles of the office, and one ex
tra day is allowed for each additional
ten miles. If miners make an agreement
to work their claims in common they
must register the agreement and pay a
$5 fee. If they sell or mortgage they
must also make a record of the transac
tion and pay* $2 as a fee. The size of a
"bar-diggings" claim is a strip of land:
100 feet wide at high water mark, and.
thence extending into the river to its
lowest water level. Bar diggings mean
any part of a river over which the water
extends when the river is in its flooded
state and which is not covered at low
water. The sides of such claims are two
parallel lines running nearly at right
angles with the stream. Dry diggings, or
those over which a river never extend.?,
are 100 feet square. Creek and river
claims are 500 feet long, measuring In
the direction of the general course of
the stream, and extend, in width from
base to base of the hill or bench on each
side, but when the hills or benches are
less than 100 feet apart theciaim may be
)0 feet in depth. The sides are two par-
all-el lines run as nearly as possible o.t
right angles to the stream. Bench
claims are 100 feet square. In defining
the size of claims they are measured:
horizontally, irrespective of inequali
ties on the surface- of the ground. Miners
are entitled to the use of so much of the
water naturally flowing past their
claims and not already lawfully appro
prlate-d as shall be necessary for the due
working thereof. The code of laws is
very brief andi simple, and the various
blanks for location, etc., are given*—S.
F. Examiner.
The public schools in Baltimore, Vt.,
the smallest town in tihe United States,
have closed for the summer vacations.
During the term of ten weeks, which hae
Just closed, the whole number of pupils
enrolled was twelve, •
ALASKAN
ANGELENOS
Interesting Letters From
East Siders
STRANGER THAN FICTION
ACTUAL EXPERIENCES PROM
AUTHENTIC SOURCES
A. W. Paddock* Letters to Hie Wife.
Ed P. Tinker Writes Prom
Eagle Creek
.
The East Side News of last Saturday
publishes a sample of some Interesting
Information from friends in Alaska. The
first source Is from A. W. Paddock of
Dawson City, whose wife is at present
visiting Mrs. Evans in this city.
Mr. Paddock left San Francisco Feb
ruary 25th with a party of three, taking
a quantity of supplies to sell. They were
in the Willapa shipwreck and lost part
of the goods. They went to Dyea, 100
miles above Juneau, and from there by
sled over the trail, going over the sum
mit or by Chilcoot pass, then following
down the chain of lakes to the Junction
of the Hootalinqua river with the Yukon
and down the latter to Dawson. The dis
tance by this route Is about 700 miles
from Juneau.
Mr. Paddock says no one should come
without bringing a year's supplies
Meals at the restaurants cost $1.50 and
scant meals at that. Wages are $15 a
day for laborers and $25 for foremen, and
it that there is a demand now for
f.OOO to 8000 men to work the claims
which have been staked out for thirty
miles along the river. It will not be long
till Bonanza and other creeks and rivers
Will also be staked out, and it looks as
if there would be a demand during the
next few years for all the laborers who
can get there.
Following are extracts from Mr. Pad
dock's letters to his wife:
"I reached here last night. We had a
good trip after we got over the summit.
This is the richest mining camp the
world has ever known. Men who never
had $100 in their lives took out over $100,-
000 this last winter. Some dirt pays at
high as $800 a pan. They handle it as
farmers handle wheat back east. Otto
Rapp made $50,000 in about three months
and has a half interest in three very rich
claims. Thompson is worth $100,000, Le
voy the same, and "Fred" $50,000. All
the boys I kntiw here are very rich. One
man came down from the mines yester
day with 500 pounds of dust taken out
last winter. They pay $15 a day for la
borers with board and $25 for foremen.
A lady is baking bread here in a little
camp stove at three loaves for $1. She
bakes eighty loaves, a day._,.FJour ___J|g
short time. We are selling our bacon a:
60 cents a pound. Have over a ton ye!
to sell. Charley wants to buy-a lot and
build a bakery. Joe Ladue offered the
best lot for $2500 cash. There are not
twenty houses in the town, and people
must have them before winter. There
are 2000 people here now (June 20th) and
more coming every day. I think next
spring will bring 50,000 more.
"I am about to take a contract to build
a number of houses at $600 each. They
are built of small logs and the timber
costs nothing.
"We brought bacon, tobacco, rubber
boots and many other articles, and if
we had not been shipwrecked we would
have cleared $1000 each over our ex
penses.
"I would like to have Odell here, but
* doubt his standing- the work, as the
water is so cold and would bring on his
* rheumatism.
J It Is very warm here now, 90 degrees
; in the shade the last three days, and
broad daylight all the time. The sun
' goes down at 12 and. rises at 1 oclock, so
that it is not darkatany time. In winter
it is rarely dark, as the aurora borealis
lights the sky and the displays are won
derful and Indescribable.
1 Mrs. Dawley sends word that you will
have to put on more style here than In
'Frisco, so lay In a good supply of
clothing and an abundance of warm un
derwear."
Owen McAleer received a letter last
week from Ed. F. Tinker, of the East
Side, dated at Eagle Creek, fifteen miles
from Circle City, Alaska, March 21, from
which, through the kindness of Mr. Mc-
Aleer, the East Side News makes the
following extracts:
Eagle Creek, Mr. Tinker says, is one of
the best locations in the "lower country,"
but the water bothered so that little
drifting could be done, and he gave it
up and went to work for others at $12
per day, with good prospects for steady
work and higher wages later in the sea
son. Flour was selling at $12,50 per
sack; bacon, 85c per pound; sugar, cr.e
per pound; whisky $1 per drink or $50 a
gallon. The winter had been "very
warm" most of the time, with a few
"cool" days, however, 71 degrees below
zero being the coldest, and a good many
days 50 degrees or more below. "When
it Is as cold as that everything is as still
as d.eath, and the frost is so thick in the
air you cannot see far. It is a still, dry
cold ,and your eyelids will freeze to-
gether. One must go clean shaven, for
the breath will freeze one solid cake of
ice on your face if you have whiskers."
Quicksilver would freeze solid for sev
eral days at a time, yet Mr. Tinker says
he kept warm in his tent With one pair
of blankets and a lynx-skin robe. With
out the robe he says one cannot get un
der enough blankets to keep them warm
and comfortable. "If the wind blows
when it is cold it is not safe to take your
hands out of your mittens for anything.
Leather can't be worn, as your feet
would freeze, but with long woolen
stockings, fur socks'moccasins' one is all
right."
Mr. Tinker speaks of the strike on the
Clondyke, 300 miles from Circle City, and
also of Clements and Kellar, who he
hears have two of the best claims there.
He was with them on- American Creek
in the summer, and they went from there
up the Yukon, while he went back to
Circle City. When the strike was first
made the lucky two staked claims and
then went back to wood' chopping, but
rich dirt was found all around their
claims, and they started to drift them
selves, and struck It rich. "You can
hear all kinds of report* from the new
camp, but the boys wrote me the
creek was very 'spotted,' and that one
claim would be good and the next worth
ies*. Some are trying to make out It is
the richest camp In the world, but that is
always the way with a new place. In a
year you can buy for half what you can
today. I don't think one will And it as
rich as they say."
Mr. Tinker thought he would come
home this fall, but if so would, return in
the spring. He did not have a cold last
winter, and weighs 191 pounds, his year's
sojourn in Alaska having greatly im
proved his health. On March 21 he had ;
not heard who was elected president,
and had not seen a paper of a later date
than July 17, 1896, but in a postscript,
dated April 2, he states that he had just
received a letter from his mother con
taining the news of McKinley's election
"No Ear"
Charles Lamb begins an essay thus:
"I have no ear." This was his quaint
way of announcing that he could not
grasp the principles of melody. The sol
emn old dons of Christ's hospital prob
ably never mentioned scales, keys or
transposition In the boy's hearing, or
treated him, in all those years between
8 and 15 to the sight of a musical chart
or a blackboard exercise. They were
too busy with goosequiils, artihmetic,
geography Latin and rattan to have time
for anything else. If Charles ever joined
in a Sunday psalm or an anthem In honor
of the lord mayor, we may be sure he
did it "by rote" and not by note. Look
at him as he bursts through these iron
gates for a half holiday! He is a hatles"
urchin, with long, blue coat, yellow
stockings, red leather girdle and the
white hands of a parson. And, swinging
from a red cord attached to his button
hole, behold a brass tablet! It is his
"ticket of leave." His free shout is full
of musical possibilities. Here is no
stammering. The truth is, if Ella had
been scientifically trained in melody, h?
might have found., after all, he had "a
reasonably good ear in music." —Ger-
trude E. Wall in August Lippincott's.
Morton's Coat of Arms Still Flaunts
Former Secretary of Agriculture J.
Sterling Morton's coat of arms is a green
tree with the words "plant trees" in a
semicircle over the top. This tree was
planted by the secretary in every con
ceivable place—on his letter paper, In
his hat, and finally in gilt on the doors of
the rickety old coupe furnished to the
secretary free of charge, with two horses
to draw it and a negro to drive it, by
his generous Uncle Sam. The command,
to plant trees was not on the carriage
door, but the trees were, and they are
there yet. When James Wilson of
succeeded J. Sterling Morton of Nebras
ka as secretary of agriculture he fell
heir to the rickety coupe, the horses and l
the negro driver, along with the salary,
the seeds and the- other perquisites of the
high office. Mr. Wilson is a pretty good
man, but not strong on style. He has no
coat of arms of his own, and as a tree to
him is just as pretty and appropriate as
an ear of corn or any other bucolic em
blem, he now drives to cabinet meetings
and social entertainments In the same
old carriage with the same old gilt trees
on the doors, Just as J. Sterling Morton
did before the 4th of March. —Washing-
ion letter to the New York Sun.
COURT CALENDAR
Cases to Be Called in the Several De
partments Today
«RMn i ui,rr-ouu (e Smith.
2341 E. Pico: fine to be paid.
2342 Tiiomas Sanchez: fine to be paid.
DEPARTMENT TWO—
In holiday recess.
DEPARTMENT THREE—Judge York.
28.241 American Waltham Manufactur
ing company vs. Robinson.
27.353 Mclntyre vs. Mclntyre.
DEPARTMENT FOUR—
i In holiday recess.
DEPARTMENT FIVE-Judge Shaw.
Nothing set.
DEPARTMENT SIX-Judge Allen.
27,246 Warner vs. Butler.
27.593 State Mutual Building and Loan
association vs. Granger et al.
TOWNSHIP COURT-Justice Young.
Beague vs. Rico; 1:30.
People vs. Rich; 9:30.
Rlveera vs. Graca; 4. '
Ingeles vs. Potts: 2:30.
Perrine vs. Tower et al.; 1:30.
Cases to Be Called Tuesday
DEPARTMENT ONE-Judge Smith.
2373 L. Montarlol. grand larceny; trial.
DEPARTMENT TWO—
26,441 In re insolvency of T. Anderson
N. P. 2123 The estate of Elizabeth L.
Hunt; petition for leave to mortgage
real estate.
N. P. 2129 The estate of J. Y. Moody; let
ters of administration.
N. P. 120 The estate of Louisa Fisher;
probate of will.
N. P. 6279 Tho estate of B. Yorba, Jr.;
petition for distribution.
N. P. 1607 The estate of Crozler, minor;
final account of guardian.
N. P. 2043 G. M. Danskin; confirmation of
sale of real estate.
N. P. 1916 The estate of D. Griswold; pe
tition to set apart estate to the widow.
The estate of J. P. Pettlgrew; final ac
count and distribution.
N. P. 1798 The estate of D. H. Bellows;
final account.
IN. P. 2133 The estate of J. H. Dltchie;
letters of administration.
14.595 The estate of Susanna P. Rixby;
fourth annual account of guardian.
N. P. 1743 The estate of Mary Case;
final account and distribution.
N. P. 1790 The estate of I. K. Jackman;
final account and distribution.
N. P. 2136 The estate of H. N. Wales;
letters of administration.
N. P. 213S The estate of J. Duplaln; let
ters of administration. •
N, P. 2123 The estate of Ella O. McMas
ter; letters with will annexed.
N. P. 674 The estate of J. Rheinart; ac
count and report.
N. P. 626 The estate of Camille M. San-
ford; confirmation of salo of real estate.
N. P. 2122 The estate of FideliaE. Shaw;
letters of administration.
10.334 The eslate of J. Hommel; citation.
DEPARTMENT THREE—Judge York.
2(1,061 Plummer vs. Leonis.
20,384 Robb vs. City of Los Angeles.
DEPARTMENT FOUR—
In holiday recess.
DEPARTMENT Shaw.
Nothing set.
DEPARTMENT SIX-Judge Allen.
21,577 Ford et al. vs. Bushard et al.
TOWNSHIP COURT-Justice Young.
Mayburry vs. Gassen; 9:30.
Flournoy vs. YVickersham; 1:30.
People vs. Schmidt: 10:30.
Wagniese vs. Bennett et a1.;2:30.
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HIS UNIFORM
I Entitled Col. M'Cook to
Precedence
i CAPTAIN WADLEIGH WRATHY
1 WAS PERFORCE CONTENT WITH
SECOND PLACE
t The Attorney General Render* an Xm
' portant Decision Regarding'
[ Social Rights
Associated Press Special Wire.
WASHINGTON, July 25.—An echo of
the coronation ceremony which led to
so much correspondence on such sub
jects as diplomatic uniforms, court pro
cedure and matters of precedence at
official ceremonies is found in an opinion
just rendered bjf the attorney general
touching the respective rights of volun
teer and regular army and navy officers
to wear the uniform of the highest rank
they attained during the rebellion.
Col. John F. McCook, who represented
the United States army, and Captain
G. H. Wadletgh, the representative of
the United States navy at the corona
tion, had some difficulty over the ques
tion of precedence growing out of the
fact that McCook claimed the lead by
virtue of hie high volunteer rank as
shown by his uniform. Minister Breck
inridge sustained the army officer and
the state department was obliged to call
upon the war and navy department for
their construction of the statute grant
ing officers the right to bear the rank
and wear the uniform of their highest
volunteer rank. The direct issue was
presented in a recent application of
James T. Farrell, brevet major of
United States volunteers and late cap
tain in the Fifth New York artillery. The
two departments were unable to agree
upon the matter and it was referred to
the attorney general. The latter decided
that only ex-officers may wear such uni
forms and bear such rank. In other
words, no officer at present on the army
rolls can wear the uniform of the volun
teer rank, but persons honorably mus
tered out of the volunteer service and
who have no army connection now may
wear it on occasions of ceremony.
Thi9 is in line with the former con
struction given to the law by the war
department, but it appeared that the
practice was about to be reversed, which
would have been a severe blow to many
thousands of volunteer officers.
A candidate for the postmastershlp at
Waldoboro, Me., owns 625 hens and
chickens, and urges as one claim for the
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[ force of this argument.
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