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My advice Is if any one comes, bring at
least a year's provisions and enough
aaoney to pay a passage back home. It
It no placi for a man to attempt to play
gentleman. Every one works hard, the
hardest of hla life, I dare say. Don't let
the reports of the great amount of gold
going out turn your head. It all come
from the creeks above named, and the
owners of the claims realize their posi
tion only too well."
ONLY MODERATELY RICH
VICTORIA, Aug. 29.— J. Peterson, an
Alaskan trader who left Daweon City on
July 22d with his partner, Bradbury
Cole, arrived here on theeteamer Island
er this morning, they having come out
to the coast over the Dalton trail. Pe
terson says that there are certainly rich
diggings in the Yukon country, but
nothing to warrant the rush that is tak
ing place. Henderson creek, three miles
below Stewart river, where the- reported
rich strike has been made, is all staked
()ff, but miners did not record claims, the
ground not being considered rich
enough. Before Peterson knew that the
Portland had arrived he said she would
bring between $150,000 and $200,000. On
the first of August 150 men had passed
Fort Selkirk on their way to the mines.
These are the men who left the coast
cities before the excitement commenced,
and of the men who left since only fifty
have crossed the pass. Traits are get
ting worse every day and it is hard to
cay which is best. Skaguay is blocked
With horses and in attempting to pass
many horses have been thrown over
precipices and killed. Half a dozen men
came down on the Islander who have
given up hope of getting to the lakes.
On the trip down the Islander picked
up three men—Frank A. Brown of Ju
neau, a man named Gregmire of Port
land and W. McMurdo of Nanalmo. They
were clinging to a capsized sailboat on
August 23d in which they and four others
had left Juneau for Skaguay on August
21st. On the morning of the 23d at 4a.
m. the boat capsized and James Arm
strong of Seattle, Thomas Trevylan of
Nanaimo, W. McDonald of Nanaimo and
Hugh McLaren of Nanaimo were
drowned. Having been unable to get a
steamer at Juneau, they secured a sail
boat, and, loading it with their outfits,
started for Skaguay, and while jibing
the boat capsized.
AT ST. MICHAELS
FRANCISCO, Aug. 29.— W. A.
Ryan, one of the special correspondents
of the Associated Press now en route to
the Klondike gold fields, writes from St.
Michaels' island, Alaska, under date of
August 15th, as follows:
"Nearly 300 impatient gold seekers are
fretting here in enforced idleness await
ing the arrival of Yukon steamers to
transport them to the upper river, Daw
son and the diggings at the Klondike.
Of this number 160 came on the steam
«hlp Portland and 13 on the Excelsior.
There seems to be little hope for a
speedy transfer, as the P. B. Weare of
the North American Trading and Trans
portation, company is now more than a
week overdue and such severe wind
storms are prevailing that the com
pany's new steamer, the- Charles H.
Hamilton, cannot possibly venture out.
For two days she lay upon the rocks,
threatened with destruction, and was
only gotten out of danger yesterday.
Two days after she was launched she
wae blown ashore. The damage to her
hull will prevent her departure for near
ly a week. The high winds will also pre-
vent the Portland from unloading or
transferring her passengers. The pas
sengers of the steamship Excelsior are
compelled to remain aboard the vessel
until the arrival of the steamers Alice
and Bella, due about the 29th.
The waiting passengers have this
thought to beguile them, that there is
great danger of a famine on the Klon-
dike. According to all reports from the
upper country, it will be impossible to
land sufficient food at Dawson to sup
port the population already dependent
on that base of supplies. During the voy
age of the steamship Excelsior to this
port an association for mutual benefit
and advantage was formed by the pas
sengers. Upon the arrival at St. Mich-
aels reports were so discouraging con-
cerning the food supply that a special
meeting of the association was held and
a committee appointed to await upon the
Alaska Commercial company and de-
mand that each passenger be allowed to
purchase a year's supply of food at this
place and transportation be furnished
for the same. The managers are at pres
ent at Dawson and are not expected back
until the latter part of this morning. R.
T. Lyng, local agent of the company, de-
Clares that there will be a scarcity of pro
visions at Dawson. According to hisofli-
clal advices there are from 2000 to 3000
Idle men' In Dawson ar.d new parties ar
riving every day by way of Chilcoot pass.
He says that the total amount of freight
landed in Dawson this year will not ex-
ceed 4000 tons, of which amount only 3500
will be provisions. Miners returning
from the upper country who left the
Klondike in the middle of Juiy say that
provender was already running very low
and that it went out of the warehouse*
just about as fast as it was put In off the
steamers. They say that the old timers
realize the situation ar.d that the dowi.
river boats will be crowded with mer.
eager to get to some safe place to winter.
Distress and death are predicted by them
as a result of the Klondike fever. Will-
lam Ogiivie, dominion land surveyor.
who has been making a topographical
■urvey of the British possessions sloes
the Klondike, is here on his way to Ot
tawa, having been recalled by the do
minion government. He will return home
by way of San Francisco. He hasbeen
called for consultation over Important
matters afTectlng the new gold fleldsaci
will make a report embodying sugges
tions for new mining laws governing the
sale of liquors ar.d taking of wood for
fuel and many other points of observa
tion, where customs alone establish the
right which is more honored ln the
breach than in the observance. ITe has
made a census of the production of the
new fields and finds that twenty-three
Claims produced $826 000. ar.d says that
$70,000,000 is no exaggeration estimate of
the amount that will be produced by the
130 claims on, Bonanza. Hunker and El
Dorado in three years There were twenty
persons herewhpn the Excelsior arrived
who had come down the river from the
diggings, fifteen of whom were miners.
They are said to have all the way from
$100,000 to $400.C00 among them. Few
care to say exactly how muchthey have,
preferring to remain silent on that point!
giving as their reasons the fact that they
have too little money, compared to what
those who went out earlier took away
with them. C. B. and Z. B. Patrick
father and son, brought out $10,000. They
took passage on a sailing vessel out of
'port two days after they arrived.. Fred
erick W. Cobb of lloston is credited with
$13,000; C. K. Zllly of Seattle with a like
amount; Thomas Rowan of Sitka is $16.
--000 better off; W. W. Caldwell of Denver
$20,000; Timothy C. BeI»,of Vancouver
has $81,000 in Canadian money, the re
sult of the sale of his holdings; G. S.
Lansing of Bozeman, Mont., has $10,000.
The others refuse to say how much
they have. The remaining members of
the party are Winfieid Oler of Balti-
more; William Zahn, of Minneapolis; B.
H. Farman, of Goode'U, la.; E. Buckley,
of St. Joseph, Mo.; M. N. Goweiier, of
Winnipeg; Thomas R. DunkerJey, of
Tacoma, and N. W. Powers of Tucson.
Each has won what is called In this re
gion a "home stake," namely the amount
which he believes sufficient to take him
home to remain. Very few intend to
come back. The hardships they have en
dured make them dread the country in
which they won their stake. "
Orrin Gray of Grand Rapids. Wis.,
went into the country this spring to try
and save some remnant of the fortune
his son Albert had won. The> boy had
made $25,000, and according to reports
that came to She father, was spending
thousands in dmink and gambling. So
the old man came in over tlhe pass, but
the boy was gone and he is coming out
now in hopes that the boy has not spent
It all but has taken some of it home to
his mother.
M. H. Mclnd'oo and F. X. Gervals went
Into the country to prospect but were
discouraged and did not stop. C. C. Per
; ineand E. A. Novak, though not miners,
are the two most interesting members of
the party. Perrine is a detective ,a mem
ber of the Thiels Detectfive service. In
February last he was given a photo
graph and told to firaj the original. Ac
companying the photograph was an ac
curate description. Omaha was the
starting paint of the trail and he chased
his man tio Baltimore, thence across the
continent to Seattle and thence to Jun
eau. Here he learned that hie quarry
was bound for the Klondike with a
party of nine by way of Dyea and' Chil
coot pass. Perrine went to Ottawa, ob
tained extradition papers and returning
followed Novak, capturing him at Daw
son. The crimes for which Novak Is
wanted are murder and arson. He was
an apparently prosperous merchant at
Walford, Benton county, lowa. He had
some $30,000 of funds deposited) with him
by neighbors for safe keeping. He en
ticed one of these, Ed Murray, to his
home and after murdering- Mm set fire to
the house and burned it to the ground.
As a preliminary. Novak had insured his
own life with the Travelers' Insurance
company, and after the murder he dis
appeared. For some time Murray's re
mains were supposed 1 to be those of
Novak, and Mrs. Novak put in claims
for the life insurance. The truth was
suspected. The body was identified as
that of Murray and mot of Novak. Per
rine. was put or.' the trail with the result
stated. Novak has confessed. Perrine
spent $7000 in the pursuit at his man.
Two marines, bugler and a boatswain
of the revenue cutter Perry, deserted
that vessel at Unalaska, stole a small
boat, a compass, sextant and anequip
ment of grub and sailed for the Yukon in
July. Neither .have been heard from
since, and it is believed' they were lost.
A small schooner, the Selma, put into
this port on July 26, having aboard the
captain, Peter Nielsen, the owner,
Christopher Lie. and two sailers. The
boat was registered from Victoria In the
name of Louis Willie. The party aboard
had been tradiing in Alaska waters and
customs collector Andrews at this place
seized the vessel. The men laughed at
him, saying it had been their intention to
put in here and abandon her and to go to
the Klondike. True to their work they
took passage aboard the steamer J. J.
Healy for Dawson.
No new discoveries are reported'from
the upper country. The hillsides abut
ting on the richest claims on Bonanza
and. Eldorado have been staked off and
several quartz claims have been' filed
upon it in the same vicinity. The rook
taken out of the quartz claims is rich,
but the hillside claims are not showing
up much. Dominion creek, a tributary to
Indian river, has been staked off for a
distance of twenty-five miles. The com
mon report among returning miners is
that) there is nothing in the country now
worth having that has not been staked
off and that the owners will refuse fabu
lous prices for their claims.
BACK FROM DYEA
SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 29.—The
steamer City of Kingston arrived today
from Dyea and Skaguay. The following
letter was brought from the Associated
Press correspondent:
Skaguay, Alaska, Aug. 25. —The new
deputy collector of customs at Skaguay
Dyea has imposed a duty of $30 on all
Canadian horses unloaded at this port
from Canadian territory to be used ir.
packing miners' outfits over the summit
Since the new British collector a few
days ago announced that his govern
ment would waive all duty on miners'
clothes and outfits Intended for per
sonal use for the next six months, it is
feared this acUon on the part of the
United States collector will react on
American miners. The duty was paid
under protest. The collector also as
sumed the right to appraise their horses
at their value here. One man paid $51C
on horses that cost him $300 at Victoria
An effort is being made to Improve the
Skaguay trail. The miners camped at
Skaguay and on the trail are to do the
work, while the citizens of Skaguay
furnish all food and transportation of
supplies. There are not less than 5000
miners between the landing and the sum
mit and all travel Is suspended. Trees
have been felled across the trail and no
one will be allowed to proceed until the
entire trail is finished.
There are only five bad hills (Where
much blasting will be needed, the rest
can be done with picks, axes and shov
els. Charles King of Tacoma, an ex
perienced railroad contractor, will be
superintendent of construction. There
are several civil engineers here with
their instruments and they will proceed
at once to make the survey. The work
will be completed and thrown open to
travel ln from ten to fifteen days at th*
latest, ar.di It is thought It can then be
kept open al! winter.
There are four ships in the harbor un
loading, the Farallon of San Fran
cisco having Just anchored with 150 pas
sengers and 150 horses on board. The
Elder, with 150 passengers and the same
number of horses. The City of Kingston,
with 175 passengers and 65 horses,
dropped anchor just twenty-four hours
ago and is about unloaded, making the
quickest dispatch cf any vessel in the
ahrbor.
The Bristol of Victoria has been here
five days and has hardly begun unload
ing, as the charterers refused to furnish
lighters to land the stock and supplies,
and also refused to furnish meals to
the passengers after the boat dropped
anchor. The passengers appealed to the
"vigilance committee" this morning and
the chairman went aboand to Interview
the captain and purser. After a stormy
interview the captain and purser en
gaged the Ajax, a lighter brought up by
the steam tug Pioneer of Seattle, and
the passengers are helping to unload the
ship.
The price of whisky has jumped In the
last ten days from $3 and $5 per gallon
to $20, on account of the many seizures
LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 30, 1897
made by the new revenue officers, who
have captured about twenty barrels in
that time.
MOORE'S CLAIM
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 29.—A
Chronicle special from Victoria contains
a signed statement from Bernard! Moore,
who claims the townslte of Skaguay. He
says that ten yeans ago he made appli
cation for 160 acres of Dandlin accordance
with the United States lawis as applied
to Alaska, had a legal survey made and
paid ln the requisite $400 to the proper
'officials. He had just begun to stock the
place for a dairy when the gold rush be
gan, and now thousands of citizens of
Skaguay are claiming the land he has
paid the government for.
MORE WARNINGS
SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 29.—1n speak
ing of the Klondike gold fields, William
Ogilvie, Dominion surveyor for the
Northwest teriitory, discourages all
strangers from going Into that bleak
country. He d'enles that any difference
regarding the boundary line exists be
tween Canada at.tdthe United States.
He says: "Gold has been found in a
certain- zone im British Columbia run
ning through the Cariboo and Casslar
districts. Project the axis of this zone
northwesterly and we touch the Testlin
lake, Hootaliinque river, Stewart river,
Indian creek, Troandlike, Sixty Mile,
Forty Mile. American creek, Seventy
Mile- and. Birch creek. Now, it is highly
improbable that gold, being found at ali
these points, the intervening spaces are
barren, and WfH do no more than say
generally that we have a zone of up
wards of 500 miles in Length, some of it
in Alaska, more of It in Northwest ter
ritory and much of it in British. Colum
bia, which will yet be the scene of nu
merous mining enterprises, both placer
and quartz, the latter practically inex
haustible. The conditions, however, are
most unfavorable. There is a nine
months' winter, barrenness Is almost
total so far as vegetable food is con
cerned, the earth is bound In eternal
frost, arJd 1 the thermometer often reaches
60 and 70 defgrees below zero."
Mr. C. H. Hamilton, secretary of the
North American Trading and Transpor
tation company, stated tonight that the
ateamer Portland did not bring any
money down for the company.
LOS ANGELES MEN
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., Aug. 29.—
The steamer City of Topeka, which sailed
at an early hour this morning for Alaska,
took a party of twenty-five men. from
Los Angeles, who will leave the Topeka
at Sitka and take passage an the steamer
Dora for Copper river, which they will
fully prospect. The party is headed, by
J. D. Brooks of Los Angeles, who went
into the Copper river country eighteen
months ago. Each of the twenty-five
men has a full provision outfit for sixteen
months. Brooks says the Copper rilver
country is richer than the Klondike. His
party will be augmented in September
by 150 more men, all from Los Angeles.
THE RAILS SPREAD
Train Hands Hurt and Actors' Ward-
robes Ruined
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Aug. 29.—The pas
sengers and train crew of the midnight
special on the Chicago and Alton rail
road, which arrived in this city at 7:45
a. m. for Chicago, narrowly escaped
death in a wreck near Alton this morn
ing. The engine was derailed while pro
ceeding at a high rateof sped by spread
ing rails and went down a forty-five foot
embankment. The tender, three bag
gage cars, containing the scenery and
wardrobes of the Digby Bell company
and Hopkins theatrical company, and a
postal car followed and rolled ok top of
the engine. Peter Rafferty of Blooming
»ton, the engineer, was taken out fatally
injured. Fireman Charles Johnson of
Bloomington, 111.; Mail Clerks Robert
Maltimore of Jerseyville, HI., W. F. Sim
per and Samuel Grobbs of Chicagi,
crawled out of the wreck severely hurt.
Several Pullmans, in which were the
' theatrical people, remained on the track,
but the shock threw the passengers from
their berths. Manager Duncan B. Har
rison of the Digby Bell company was
seriously hurt about the chest. Several
others were injured more or less serious
ly. Heavy loss of life was prevented
only by the support given the Pullmans
by the overturned baggage cars. Ail
the scenery, properties and wardrobes,
as well as personal effects of the Digby
Bell company, were completely de
stroyed.
Tacoma Sunday Cycling
TACOMA, Aug. 29.—A large crowd 1 at
t--nd>ed the bicycle races'here today. In
:he one-third mite professional race five
riders were spilled. Several were
scratched. Allen Jones of San Francisco
won, Allen of Spokane seconds Time,
0:43.
One-Jthlrd mile of
Sar. Francisco won. Time, 0:57 1-5.
One mile amateur —Won by Vott of
Oakland. Time, 2:32 2-5.
Two-thirdls mile professional—Won
by Allan Jones. Time, 1:39 4-5.
Ten mile match race between Cotter
of Tacoma andShipp of Oregon was won
by Shipp. Time, 24:31.
One mile professional—Wort by
Vaughan, San Diego. Time, 2:27 4-5.
Smuggled Chinese
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29.—The treas
ury department is conducting an inves
tigation of charges that Chinese are
being smuggled into the United States at
Port Townsend, Wash. The reports
'upon which the Investigation is based
indicate that the Chinese had made use
of forged certificates. No charges were
made against the customs officers at
Port Townsend, except by implication.
Special Agent Cullom has been ordered
to proceed to Port Townsend to investi
gate.
The Cisneros Case
LONDON, Aug. 29.—The Daily Chron
icle says tnat as- a result of representa
tions made by United States Minister tc
Spain Taylor the Spanish government
has sent instructions to Havana that
Evangiellr.a Clsneros be transferred to
the convent at Trutuan. It is stated
that Senorita Clsneros may be dis
charged before she has been finally sen
tenced, and that in any case the queen
regent will consider the matter before
the sentence Imposed Ls carried out.
Anti-Anarchist League
PARIS, Aug. 29.—Deprehe Colonlale
says that Germany and Spain are try
ing to induce America, Great Britain
and Switzerland to join the European
measures for the surveillance of anarch
ists. It is expected that a diplomatic
conference on the subject will shortly be
held at Brussels.
His Jokes Killed Him
LONDON, Aug. 28.—The death Is an
nounced of E. J. Milliken, a contributor
lo Punch
WON'T RESIGN
And No One Has Power
to Remove Him
HARRITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
STILL ONE OF THE NATIONAL
COMMITTEEMEN
The Free Silver Faction Would Like
to Oust Him, and May Yet
Do So
Associated Press Special Wire.
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 29—William
F. Harrlty tonight sent a letter to John
M. Garman, chairman ot the Demo
cratic state committee, defininghis posi
tion on the movement agitated by cer
tain factions of the party to oust him
from the national committee. After re
ferring to the call Issued by Chairman
Garman for a meeting of the state com
mittee at Reading, Pa., tomorrow, the
eve of thestate convention, "for the pur
pose of considering the question of the
vacancy in the membership from Penn
sylvania in the Democratic national
committee, and of filling such vacancy
if the same be found to exist," Mr. Har
rlty continues: "The language of your
call practically assumes that there is no
vacancy In the Pennsylvania member
ship of the Democratic national commit
tee, and as a matter of fact there is.
none. I was elected to that position by
the Democratic national convention up
jon the unanimous recommendation of
the Pennsylvania delegation. I have not
resigned and have not been removed,
nor is it ln the power of any convention,
committee or person to remove me, ex
cept ln the Democratic national commit
tee itself."
Proceeding, he says: "In consequence
of the public declaration made by me
over a year ago that I did not intend
thereafter actively to participate in poll
tics, as I had previously done, I have
not desired to have much to say con
cerning political management or or
ganization. I have had no candidates
to suggest, and have no disposition to
interfere with the legitimate work of
the state committee. I have, however,
ventured to suggest that I hoped that
wise counsels would prevail at the Read
ing convention and that the outcome
would be of that character that would
be an invitation to all Democrats to
lake an active and aggressive part in
the coming campaign, which may fairly
be regarded as the preliminary skirm
ish of the gubernatorial and senatorial
contests of 1898. I regret to notice, how
ever, that the indications are that some
of the Democratic leaders, among them
some who are officially connected with
the organization of the party, are bent
upon a course which they mistakenly
think will benefit themselves regardless
of its effects upon the party itself, or its
future.
"If at any time in the future the Demo
cratic national committee, the only
body having jurisdiction of the qualifi
cations of its members since the work
and life of the campaign committee, to
which It had delegated its power in the
premises, ended with the campaign of
1596. shall think it proper to further con
sider the matter, I shall cheerfully sub
mit to Its authority and bow to its de
cision. Respectfully,
"T. F.'HARRITY."
The enclosed correspondence consists
of a letter from Chairman Jones, Octo
ber 15, 1896, asking him to state his posi
tion in the national campaign, and Mr.
Harrity's reply declaring his allegiance
;o the party, but maintaining his belief
in the sound money platform adopted by
the Democratic state convention at
Allentown, Pa., April 29, 1896.
LONDON MARKETS
The Week Lively and the Outlook Is
Bright
LONDON, Aug. 29 — The past week
was an unusually brisk one ln financial
circles for a holiday season and the out
look for future operations is bright. The
money market gained steadiness and
rates are higher. Gold is still demanded
for export. The Bank of England has
taken another half million pounds, mak
ing two and a half million pounds in
three weeks, which gives it control of the
situation, so it is not likely that rates
will be raised unless the demand be
comes great.
The probability of exports of gold to
the United States is much discussed.
Silver during the week touched the
record figure of 23% d per ounce, but re
covered to 24d.
The stock settlement, which was above
the average, showed that stock was
scarce, making "bearing" hazardous.
The enormous grain traffic stimulated
business in American railroad securities.
Fear is felt that the advances will not
be permanent.
Mining stocks showed some uneasi
ness, but the trouble blew over. There
was a slight decline, however.
Dangerous Kindling
TAMPA, Fla., Aug. .92—Marie, the 14
--year-old daughter of Mrs. Valdez of
Port Tampa, started a fire this afternoon
with kerosene. In an explosion that fol
lowed both the girl and her mother were
burned to a crisp ar.d an unknown boy
was burned to death The house and
five others adjoining it w ere consumed.
Faure's Welcome Home
PARIS, Aug. 29—The city Is grow-in?
Into a frenzy of enthusiasm over the
welcome to be extended to President
Faure on his return Tuesday next from
his visit to Russia. Already the princi
pal streets and buildings are decorated
with flags and bunting and preparations
for a general Jollification are being
made. The remarkable feature is that
all is done spontaneously by th& citizens
with no attempt at official organization.
Not Caught Yet
TRENTON, N. J., Aug. 29.—Constable
William Dolton, who made a second trip
to Belmar yesterday with a warrant for
the arrest of Peter Crozer, the embez
zling loan association treasurer, re
turned unsuccessfully to Trenton to
night. He is confident that Crozer Is at
the seaside and will surrender in a day
jor two.
WAR IN INDIA
More Tribesmen Join the
Revolters
THE AMEER PLAYING DOUBLE
FOR AFGHAN SUBJECTS ARE NOT
LOYAL
The Afridis Must Be Punished or an
Enormous Uprising May Be Ex
pected Soon
Associated Press Special Wire.
BOMBAY, Aug. 29.—An attack has
been made on Shimwarl ln the Samana
range, but the attacking force was re
pulsed, losing five killed and mar.y
wounded. There Is considerable excite
ment among the tribes along the Bolan
route to Quetta, and the telegraph
wires have again been cut. It is report
ed that the tribesmen are gathering near
the Ziaret sanitarium and much anxi
ety is felt regarding the safety of wom
en and children, and the railway officials
-are asking for military protection for
their property. If the route Is consid
ered safe the women and children will
be brought away, but otherwise troops
will be sent from Quetta to protect them.
The column under Col. Gordon, which
was dispatched to the Samana district
today, is composed entirely of native
troops and is fully equipped. It has or
ders to force the Kohat pass If neces
sary.
Humors are current tending to throw
doubt upon the genuineness of the
ameer's reply to the viceroy of India
regarding the complicity of Afghan sub
jects in the uprising.
The disarming of the Khyber rifles,
which formed a part of the garrison at
Jamrud, was a complete surprise, but
the orders were obeyed without any
trouble.
Much individual firing into the camp
at Jamrud has taken place. Not a sin
gle shot was fired in reply. Thre native
officers on watch were killed.
The hot weather is extremely trying,
but the health and spirits of the troops
are good. Grave fears are expressed of
the falling of Rustame, northwest of
Mardin, the whole district being in the
hands of the enemy. Gen. Wodehouse
has gone from Mardin to Rustame,
where the force now amounts to 2000
men with two guns, which will be
strengthened.
Confirmation has been received of the
rumors that the Afridis are quarreling
among themselves over the division of
the booty taken from the captured forts.
Only about 800 of them have been left
to guard Khyber pass, the others hav
ing dispersed to seek supplies and pro
visions. This is probably the/ reason
for the cessation of hostilities.
The general idea here is that if fur
ther delay occurs in punishing the Afri
dis there will be a general uprising on an
enormous scale.
ON THE DIAMOND
Winners of Games Played for the
Tournament Trophy
BAKERSFIELD, Aug. 29.—The most
interesting game of the season was
played here today between the Repub
licans of Fresno and the Bakersfields.
It was a life and death struggle with
both, as each had lost two games ln the
second series of the tournament and the
losing team today must necessarily drop
out. Each team was strengthened by
two or three new players and both play
ed good ball. But it was Bakersfields'
game from the beginning, although
Fresno made two runs in the first inning.
Bakersfield's battery proved the strong
er, Fresno's pitcher giving many bases
on balls. The score stood 21 to 9in fa
vor of Bakersfield.
GRASS VALLEY—C. C. and B. base
ball team of Sacramento, strengthened
by players from the Corkers, today de
feated the Monarchs of this city by a
score of 12 to 6.
STOCKTON—Stockton found herself
without a battery today, as Peters and
Iberg did not come up. The play was
therefore loose. Score: Imperials 10,
Stockton. 9.
SAN FRANCISCO—The Alameda
Alerts baseball team met another de
feat at the hands of the Oakland Reli
ance today at Central park, by a score of
4 to 3.
AN UMPIRE MOBBED
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 29.—Umpire
Minassau was mobbed by the crowd at
the close of the game today, but escaped
with a slight cut on the head. Six po
licemen escorted him from the grounds.
EXHIBITION GAMES
PROVIDENCE, H. 1., Aug. 29.—The
Pawtuckets played a patched-up Cleve
land team today, and the Indians were
not ln it at any stage of the game. At
tendance 1500. Score:
Pawtucket 12, Cleveland 1.
PATERSON, N. J. —The home team
won an exhibition game from Louisville
today by bunching their hits. Score:
Paterson 4, Louisville 1.
Pipeworks Burned
ANNISTON, Ala., Aug. 29.—The big
main building of the Anniston Pipe
Foundry company was destroyed by
fire this morning, and six huge pits and
cranes, two cupoias, core ovens and
other costly apparatus and machinery
was totally ruined. The damage is hard
to estimate, ari Is partly covered by
insurance.
Yacht Racing
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 29.—The open
regatta of the Corinthian Yacht club
for yachts of seventeen foot water line
and under was held today at El Campo
and was won by Idler, the Kittiwake
second. The boats sailed twice over a
triangular course three miles long.
A Wheel Match
BOSTON, Aug. 29.—L-ucten Eesrcu, the
French bicycle rider who cut down the
25-mile paced record! at Charles River
park on Saturday, hasbeen matched for
a 26-mile race with Jimmy Miohaet, Sep
tember 6, at Charles River park.
For steam, gasoline or electric pumping
plants see the Machinery and Electrical'
company, 351 North Main street.
FIVE CROOKS
Lock the Doors of a Jail
at Leadville
TOOK THE KEYS WITH THEM
LEAVING THE JAILER BEHIND
THE BARS
• ■
A Big Posse Organized to Pursue tne
Quintet of Desperate Criminals.
Other Crimes
Associated Press Special Wire.
LEADVILLE, Col., Aug. 29.—A daring
jail break from the county jail occurred
here at 9:30 tonight. Five prisoners
made their escape andi the night jailer
at a late hour is still locked in the Jail,
while the prisoners who escaped made
away with the keys to both the outer
and inner doors.
The prisoners who escaped are the two
Bohannon brothers, charged, with the
murder of Deputy Sheriff Fafliey; J. D.
Spann, charged with rape; James Bris
tol, charged with forgery, and Jim Daw
son, charged with assault with Intent to
kill.
When Jailer Martin entered the corri
dor to make his rounds tonight Spann,
who was walking-in the corridor, Jumped
upon him and clapped his hands back of
him. He was at once joined by the two
Bohannon brothers, who dragged the
Jailer to the rear of the cells, where they
bound him. A big posse has started in
pursuit.
BACON NEEDS SAVING
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 29.—Henry
Bacon, a man 34 years old, with an old
and very crooked record* has been ar
rested in this city on a warrant issued
April 5, 1895. When eighteen years old
he served! five years for burglary in
the state penitentiary at Salem, Ore. In
tlhe latter part of 1894 he "held up" a
crap garrte at Joe Harvey's saloon at
Eddy and- Mason streets.
Two days later he "held up" a crap
game in a saloon on Grant avenue,
shooting Special Policeman Byrne
through the head.
April 25, 1895, he, with two accom
plices, perfarmed, six separate "hold ups"
on Jessie and- Minna streets, securing
cash and watches from, pedestrians.
Several months later he "help up" a
street car in Los Angeles and secured-a
lsm,all sum from the driver. For this he
was arrested, but escaped! in ten days
by answering to the name of a man
charged with being drunk, thus being
placed at work on the street with the
chain gang w r ho are not closely watched.
MURDERER NOVAK
SEATTLE, Aug. 29.—Frank Alvord
Novak, alias Franfk Alvord!, alias J. A.
Smith, wanted at Walford, Benton
county, lowa, far the murder of Edward
Murray, February 3, 1897, was brought
here this morning on the steamer Port
land from St. Michaels in charge of two
men flrom the Thiel detective service.
Novak went over the Dyea pass and 1 was
caught at Dawson City July 8. He was
taken to lowa tonight over the Great
Northern railway.
EASILY DONE
SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 29.—The jew
elry store of W. J. Fink was burglarized
early tlhiis morning anldi goods to the
amount of $10,000 taken. By sawing the
iron bars off the window the burglars
secured an entrance to the stare. With
B ten-pound sledge hammer and an eight
inch punch they broke the handle off
the outside door of the safe and then
easily pried the door open.
A SAFE CRACKED
KANSAS CITY', Md., Aug. 29.—A spe
cial to the Times- from Elmdale, Kas.,
says: Shortly after midnight cracks
men literally blew the vault of the Ex
change bank to pieces. Citizens sur
rounded the bank and fired into it. Dur
ing the excitement the robbers escaped
from a rear door, taking with them $1800
in money and $700 worth of drafts.
ACROSS THE NET
The Pacific Coast Tennis Tournament
Games Concluded
MONTEREY, August 29.—Today's
games closed the invitation doubles o£
the tennis tournament at the Del Monte
courts. The matches today were con
tests for consolation, prizes and were
(participated in by all the players who
had been defea'u* in the games up to
the semi-finals. In the first game Nich
olson and Stone defeated Dr. Root and
Mr. Bliven; score, 6-0, 6-1, 6-3. Root
played at a disadvantage, owing to an
injured arm. The second match Brad
shaw and Chesebrough won from Harper
and Jones by default. Eckart and God
frey then played Nicholson and Stone;
score, 6-1, 6-4, 6-3.
The Hawaiian singles champion,
Bradshaw and Chesebrough next met
Hamilton and Prince of Pacific Grove,
the former finally tiring out the latter
team; score, 8-6, 6-2, 6-2.
This brought the contest to the conso
lation finals between Bradshaw and
Chesebrough and' Nicholson and Stone.
Nicholson and Stone won by magnifi
cent serving and effective volleying;
score, 3-6, 6-2, 8-6.
The Whitney brothers played an ex
hibition game of singles. The contest
was not played to a finish for lack of
time, as the players returned to San
Francisco on the 4 p. m .train.
Condemned by Republican Leaders
The title of the Dlr.gley abomination is
"An act to provide revenue for the gov
ernment and to encourage the industries
of the United States." The ablest tariff
expert in congress, Senator Aldrich, con
fessed the day after the bill was passed
that It would not produce sufficient rev
enue for the needs of the government and
that there would be a deficit unless the
internal revenue list was enlarged. Sen
ator Allison,' in a signed and carefully
prepared statement, acknowledges that
the measure will produce a deficit. —S:.
Louis Republic.
Temptation Too Strong
It may be all right to send soldiers to
Alaska, but it is hardly right to subject
men paid $13 per month to the tempta
tion ot $15 per day simply by deserting.
To send soldiers to Alaska is to place a
premium upon sn offense punished se
verely by the government. —Peora Jour
nal i
HAYES-SMITH
A Notable Wedding Set
for Wednesday
ARMY REUNION ON THURSDAY
THE PRESIDENT TO ATTEND
BOTH EVENTS
Many Officers of the Famous Twenty-
Third Ohio Regiment Who Have
Acquired Fame
Associated Press Special Wire.
FREMONT, 0., Aug. 29.—The first and
second days of September will have
noted events here, at both of which
President McKinley will be ln attend
ance. September Ist occurs the wed
ding of Ensign Smith and Miss Hayes,
the daughter of the ex-president, and on
the second day occurs the reunion of ths
regiment ln which Hayes and McKinley
served during the war.
The Twenty-third Ohio regiment
claims the distinction of having among
Its officers more men who attained high
positions during and after the war than
any other regiment ln the United States.
Two of Its officers became presidents of
the United States—R. B. Hayes and
William McKinley—one reached the
office of United States senator and asso
ciate justice of the supreme court of the
United State»—Stanley Matthews. Its
first colonel, W. S. Rosecrans, was ap
pointed brigadier-general in the regu
lar army before his regiment reached the
field.
The next In command, E. F. Scammon,
was afterward made major-general of
volunteers and was equally successful
In business life. The fourth colonel,
James M. Comly, was mustered out with
the regiment and afterward was known
as a distinguished Journalist. Lieut.-
Col. Russell Hastings, now a resident of
the Bermuda islands, is known as a
successful man of business ln Ohio since
the war. Capl. G. R. Biddings was ap
pointed major in the United States
army. Lieut. P. R. Moody was later
lieutenant-governor of Ohio and also a
member of congress. Lieut. James L.
Botsford was made captain and a gen
eral on the staff of Gen. Scammon.
Lieut. George W. Hicks was made col
onel of a New York regiment.
President McKinley rose from the
ranks to seaond lieutenant September
24, 1862. He was promoted to first lieu
tenant February 7, 1863, and to captain
July 25, 1564, asd was afterwards brevet
ed major.
The regiment saw severe and trying
service in the mountains of West Vir
ginia and participated honorably in the
engagements of South Mountain and
Antietam, in 1862. It was especially
conspicuous at the celebrated battle of
Cedar Creek, October 19, 1864, when
Sheridan made his ride to Winchester.
FILIBUSTERS
Sail for Cuba Plying the Flag of
Spain
TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 29.—The expedi
tion that left here last night was de
layed somewhat by a washout on the
Plant system. The party did not em
bark on the tug at Cleveland until mld
'nlght, when it set sail. The train ar
rived at Cleveland at 11:45 p. m., and
seventy-five Cubans landed with their
baggage. Each had a valise and many
had bundles. They bore no arms. The
Cubans are very much elated, but many
are fearful of the result of an expedi
tion that starts under Spanish colors.
The Spaniards are pleased l , for they pre
dict that an expedition starting under
Spanish colors Is likely to end under
them. The revenue cutter Forward ar
rived at Fort Tampa today and sig
nalled at once, calling Captain Rodgers
ashore, whereupon consultations were
held with the treasury officials. The cut
ter at dark still remained at anchor.
WEYLER'S MOVEMENTS
HAVANA, Aug. 29.—Captain General
Weyler left Havana this morning with
a small force for the purpose of carry
ing on military operations in the prov
ince of Havana. It is said that Evange
lina Clsneros is still confined in the Casa
Racojidas, occupying a well ventilated
apartment ln the company of other la
dies. It is denied that Senorita Clsneros
is ill. She is allowed to receive visitors
three days in the week.
The Colored Voters Thinking
The colored voters who had always
voted the Republican ticket as a matter
of religious duty are thinking over the
matter and considering whether It would
not be better for their interests in the
long run if they showed a little independ
ence for once.—Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Danger to Be Guarded Against
The story that excellently counter
feited $1000 bills are in circulation should
make every man careful in examining
the change he receives over the counter
or the bar.—Louisville Courier-Journal.
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