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l-os Ans-eles' Society Vaudeville Thcitor
\ . Another All Star Bill. America's
*LJVf<SiXiMand Miss Kate Allen, in fieir Comedy, "The Fun
> Ncxi boor"; tho World Famed Sielmll- sisters,
Burntrork Impersonators; the Operatic Vocalists,
Elvira Francelli and Tom Lewis; Gnat Dialect Comedian, Gas Williams: a Itackett Bros., fa
mous Musical Harvesters; the Clever soubrette. Hilda Thomas, assisteil by Frank Harry, plan-
In; last week oi toe only Papinia Prices nevr changing; Evening—Reserved Scat-, Ssc and
50c; Gallery 10c. Regular Matinees. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Telephone Main 1447.
[yew Bill-bank Theater * Vs\i\W^^^«
first Time in this City of Ada ,7Y Jt/"/ SATURDAY
Lee Baseom'u Great Eastern Success Jf
Feats now on sale. PRICE-— Gallery, 10c; Dress circle, 25c; Balcony, li.'.c; Orchestra, 50c. Box
Office Open irom 9:80 a m., to 9:3 up.m Telephone Main I^7o
gaimta GataMma Island
Zthree and One-half Jtours jCos JZnyeles
Cool breezes: limpid waters, so still, bathing has no terrors; bo clear, a glance through,
tbe glass-bottom boat reveals the wonders of tho depths.
famous Taurine Pane/ | SolmTaiTfoadmfh/world
Dally service. Round trip excursion Sunday.
See Southern Pacific and Terminal Railroad time tables for steamer connection
Peyular round-tre'p tickets from jCos jfnoeles - - S2. 75
Excursion round-trip tickets from jCos jfnyelos - 2. SO
7f. S S. lit. Celebration September 9
Tel. Ma n 36 BANNING COMPANY, 222 South Sprint Street.
ganjita Fe Aeeooaicemeinits
C <7\ • J> • SEPTEMBER 10th and nth
Oan UtGtjfO OXCUrStOHS $3 Round Trip, good for return 30 days
-Striate and Jfcr jCt'ons at ffiedondo
Fi'.D AT 3:30 P. M.
Zfhe Celebrated Seventh Peyiment Pand
saturciav and Sunday during the
,rr> , . season at Redondo Beach.
UCcdondo i. f „ v o Downey avenue 'Hit, "Jill 1. 10.
t7> l l*ave La Grande station J8:87, •9:44, ill 108 a. m.; •IiOO, *':!>. Mill P. ra.
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y . • Dally. 1 Saturday ana Sunday only
lunda? AY * n<l jCast ZJrain leaves the beach returning at Sp. m.
gannta Barbara ExcMrsaoira
A delightful outing at small cost. Tho
beautiful ride along the Coast from Ventura P J / O-} J /TA L
to Santa Barbara Is alone worth the irip. At KjCpteTnOCf (JU ttHtt *Tlfl
Santa Barbara isa flno beach, bathing, yacht- '
ing, elegant boulevards and tine country roads for driving and bicycling. .
SSSSfiT Southern Pacific Company X? QQ
Equally low rate* from other Southern California points "hmwrn w w
Ostrich Farm —South Pasadena
73 GIGANTIC BIRDS, ALL AGES—The Strangest Sight in America.
1 ips, Boas, Collars and Capes at producers' prices.
Take Lasadena Electric or Terminal Railway cars.
Vienna Buffet MoW™
Free, Refined Entertainments. Classical Music .every Evening. Austrian-Hungarian
Kitchen and Fine Cuisine All Day
Cleveland Cycles \£ &
Stops Taken to Enforce the Law More
WASHINGTON, Aug. 30.—Secretary-
Gage and Attorney-General McKenna
issued a joint circular today to collector
and customs officers %id United States
attorneys and marshni* relative to the
enforcement of the Chinese exclusion
laws. The circular says:
"In order more effectively to prevent
the Irregular admission to this country
of Chinese persons claiming to be of
American birth through the submission
cf testimony believed to be fraudulent,
it has been decided to allow such per
sons upon the admission to the port of
first arrival to proceed to their destina
tions, where they may be arrested and
more vigorously prosecuted, than appears
to be at present practicable.
"By the provisions of the act of May
6, 1882, state and federal courts are pro
hibited from admitting Chinese to citi
zenship and the question whether born of
Chinese parents born in the United
States are citizens is now pending in the
supreme court. Until otherwise ordered
all Chinese found in this country who
are unable to produce laborers' certifi
cates or registration or evidence of their
status as bonafide merchants or labor
ers in transit to other countries should
be arrested by Chinese Immigrant in
spectors and delivered to the proper legal
authorities fcr the determination of their
right to remain In the country."
For Smugglers of Chinese and Ori-
ental Goods
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., Aug. 30.—
The Tacoma Ledger says today that it
is probable that warrants will be issued
by the United States authorities within a
few days for the arrest of several per
sons in the Puget sound customs district
for complicity in alleged landing of Chi
nese in the United States. It is also
probable that the drag net which has
been put In operation by the govern
ment will bring within its entanglements
persons of prominence in political and
social life in other parts of the state.
An investigation by government offi
cials, It is said, shows that there has been
not only wholesale smuggling of Chi
nese, but that a large amount of contra
band goods of various kinds has been
brought into the United States through
this port. It Is estimated that more than
1200 Chinese have entered this port with
in the past six months. Collector Sauiij
dens denies all the charges and says he
courts an Investigation.
A Disputed Estate
STOCKTON, Aug. 30.—The late Bas
ilio Laogler, or L. Basilio, as he was bet
ter known, a wealthy merchant of early
days and recently a capitalist, left an es
tate worth about $250,000 to hls wife, re
siding here, who was his second wife and
had no children. Today his only child,
a daughter by his first wife, arrived here
with her brother, Juan Marshall of
Guayimas, Mexico, -and will demand her
share of the estate. The daughter is a
niece of Frank Anaya of San Francisco,
a well known politician, and also of Fe
lix Anaya, a well known business man
of Modesto.
A Dynamite Combine
HAMBURG, Aug. 30—The agreement
arrived at between the leading Ameri
can dynamite companies and the Nobel
trust has been ratified. Its provisions
exclude American manufacturers of dy
namite from the South African market.
Another of Defendant's Witnesses
Charged With Crime
SAN FRANCISCO. August 30.—James
Walter Gough, a youth alleged to have
signed the name of Attorney Delmas to
a pretended assignment of all the pro
ceeds of his law business as security for
money advanced, failed to appear in
Judge Slack's court today when the An
gus-Craven case was resumed and the
court proceeded to investigate the mat
ter in his absence. Charles Moulter, a
carriage trimmer, testified to the effect
that two weeks ago Gough went to him
and borrowed some money upon an al
leged Fair will. He already owed him
about $700, which was secured by certain
papers with Delmas' name signed to
them. Gough represented that he was
the uncle of one of the jurors in the Fail
case, and that therefore Delmas would
win the case and pay him all that he al
leged he owed, and on this showing
Moulter lent him the money. Judge Slack
said It was evident that Moulter had
been Imposed upon, and that Gough
should be arrested for having obtained
money by means of false pretenses, and
Attorney Nagle intimated that he would
call attention of the Grand Jury to the
Testimony Given Indicating a Cause
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 30. — Mrs.
Hoffman was recalled by the defense in
the Figel case today for cross-examlna-
tion upon the subject of a letter demand
ing $60 from her husband in return for
an order that the mail be delivered to
him, which was found in Hoffman's desk
after his death. The prosecution ob
jected to this line of examination, how
ever, and the court sustained the objec
tion. Mrs. Hoffman was thereupon ex
Dr. D. D. Lustig, who assisted Dr.
Shields and Williams In experiments
with a pistol upon a cadaver, testified to
that fact, and was asked a number of
hypothetical questions.
Mrs. Solomon Lewek was called upon
to testify to a letter written by herself
to Hoffman condoling with him upon
his domestic relations, but it was not ad
mitted in evidence.
L. L. Levings, an Examiner reporter
testiiied to having seen the revolver
found in Hoffman's office. He swore to
having seen blood upon the cylinder.
Officer Colen swore that the pistol
which he exhibited to Reporter Bishop
of the Call on the night of the murder
was not Hoffman's pistol, but his own.
Montana Forest Fires
ANACONDA, August 30.—A fierce for
est first is raging a few miles- west of here
and la spreading with alarming- rapidity
toward ihe-city. Over 10,000 acres of tim
ber Is already burned. Georgetown and
Sliver Lake are both in the trait of the
fire, and, unless the dames- are checked,
great loss of life and property may re
sult. Much anxiety is felt, but no action
has been taken yet. ,
A Poineer Preacher
VACAVILLE, Aug. 30—Rev. Dr. J.
B. Sexton, a pioneer Baptist minister,
died here today. Dr. Sexton came to
California in 1533. He organized the
first Baptist church in Stockton and the
Tenth avenue Baptist church in Oak
land. He has been pastor In Stockton,
Oakland. Healdsburg.Vacavllle and Red
Bluff. The last years of his life wete
spent in Vacaville.
for Suicide
To Secure All the Rights
of Labor
Work of Labor Leaders at St Louis
Said to Be Foredoomed to
Associated Press Special Wire.
ST. LOUIS, August 30.—Among the
del-gates to the conference this morning
were E. V. Debs of Terre Haute, M. D.
Ratchford of Columbus and W. D. Ma
hon of Detroit. Debssaid that while no
longer affiliated with any labor body,
he came simply as a guest of the con
ference under the general call. He
would not venture an opinion of the
probable outcome oil the/ conference.
Ratchford v.-ill probably present his
plan of calling upen every man and wo
man in the country to contribute 1 cent
per day ot their wages to a fund for the
relief of the striking miners. This, he
thinks, Will amount to $2000 per diem.
None of the delegates are willing to
forecast what the conference will do.
Chairman Steinbiss of the local Com
mittee of Arrangements called the con
ference to order at 10 o'clock, but only
about 100 people were then in the hall,
and as there seemed to be some misun
derstanding as to the time and place cf
meeting, a recess was taken for one hour
and 1 a committee was appointed to make
the rounds of the hotels and notify dele
Shortly after 11 the conference was
again called to order, and W. B. Prescott,
President of the International Typo
graphical Union, of Indianapolis, was
chosen Temporary Chairman, and W. C.
Ptarce of Columbus Secretary. After
appointing a Committee on Credentials
the conference adjourned until 2 p. m.
A wrangle ensued upon the motion of a
delegate that a Committee of Resolutions
be appointed, and in the midst of the
parliamentary wrangle Delegate Sov
ereign shouted: "I'm sick and tired of
resolutions. This is the time for action."
He moved to amend the motion to ap
point a Committee on Resolutions to
read: "On Resolutions and Plan of Ac
tion." The whole matter was finally
The committee on creden.tials made its
report immediately on the asstmbTing
of the conference for its afternoon ses
sion. It was shown that 88 delegates
were present, representing the following
organizations: Union Mine Workers of
America, Social Democracy, the Ameri
can Federation of Labor, the Stonemak
ers' International union, Brotherhood of
Painters and Decorators, Brotherhood of
Bottleblowers, Building Trades council
of St. Louis, the Patriots of America, the
Brotherhood of Track Foremen, the
Single Tax League of America, Central
Labor council of Cincinnati, the Interna
tional Typographical union, the People's
party of Kansas and the Industrial Or
der of Freemen.
Teh report, after some discussion, was
adopted. It was decided, however, that
ilelegates be recognized as coming from
the particular organization which they
represent instead of the general body.
The general report showed also the pres
ence of onie woman delegate, Mrs. Mary
Jones of Chicago, who represents th.
Social Democracy. The temporary or
ganization was then permanent and the 1
chairman read the call for the conven
It was moved and seconded that a com
mittee on resolutions be made up from
one member from each organization
named, each delegation to choose their
member. This was amended by Dele
gate Stephens of Philadelphia to read:
"And plan of action."
Mr. Mahon of Detroit objected to this
committee as unwieldy, and said he was
perfectly satisfied to leave the matter
Of resolutions to a committee of five to
be selected by the chair. He amended
the resolution to that effect. Mr. Ma
hon's amendment was carried on a dl
visiorx as was the amendment of Mr
Stephens. The chairman then name!
as the committee on "resolutions and
plan of action," W. G. Pearce of the
miners, W. D. Mahon of the street rail
road men, Victor Berger of Milwaukee,
who represents the Social Democracy,
in whose favor Mr. Debs declined; G. C.
Cle-mens cf Topeka, representing the
Populists ,ar..d James R. Sovereign.
Mr. Ratchford then took the Moor. He
went over the miners' strike from its In
ception to the present day. and dwel;
particularly upon "government by in
junction." He pleaded for prompt ac
tion and, coming io the point of his argu
ment, advocated a special sessior.of con
gress as the best and, in fact, the only
Mr. Sovereign put himself on record as
opposed to Mr. Ratchfc.rd's plan. He-be
lieved this would be the last convention
to be he-Id under present conditions, and
that the crucial test now confronted or
ganized labor.
At midnight the committee went into
session at the Laclede In an endeavor to
prepare something tenable to report to
Tonight the end is In sight. What the
conference has accomplished, If any
thing, is in doubt.
It is not believed the leaders have at
tained any definite result, and, In fact
the president of one of the national or
ganizations said the failure of the con
ference was a foregone conclusion.
"1 should feel very much chagrined,"
said this gentleman, "if I had any part
in the conver tion of this conference."
The committee on resolutions and
plan of action was at work all the after
noon and tonight, and this evening Mr.
Sovereign announced that they had
formulated a plan, but declined to give
any details. The platform, it is expect-
Ed, will be submlttd to the convention
tomorrow morning. The fourteen dif -
ferent organizations represented in the
convention make an unwieldy body, ar.d
It is evident that ail of them cannot be
satisfied with a platform formulated hy
five men representing as many branches
of organized labor.
Ratchford's plan of petitioning Presi
dent McKinley to convene congress In
extra session to enact measures provid
ing for the settlement of the present
labor difficulties, or, as he put it, "to de
fine the rights of citizens. If any," did
not meet with the approval he had hoped
for and It Is not believed that the plank
will be Incorporated in the platform.
Although in the present convention all
day, Mr. Debs did not speak nor did he
put in an appearance at tonight's mass
meeting, where he was widely adver
tised to make an address. He is repre
sented on the resolutions committee,
however, by Mr. Berger, and as he has
remaind pretty close to the gentleman
composing that committee It Is safe to
say his "Social Democracy" idea will be
It Is thought adjournment will be
reached some time tomorrow.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Aug. 30.—Lees than
1000 people, among whom were a large
number of ladles, assembled in Masonic
hall tonight to listen to addresses by
prominent labor leaders brought to the
city by the conference. There wasmuch
enthusiasm shown When it became
known that Eugene V Debs, president
of the Social Democracy, would not
speak there were signs of disapproval
and loud cries for that noted leader. On
the stage were a number of the most
notable of the delegates to the confer
ence, among them being James R. Sov
ereign, grand master workman of the
Knights of Labor; M. D. Ratchford,
president of the National Mine Workers'
union; G. C. Clemens, the Populist
leader of Topeka, Kas.; W. D. Mahon,
president of the Street Railwaymen'fc
union; John Lloyd of Chicago, a repre
sentative of Debs' Social Democracy,
and Frank Stevens of the Delaware
Single Tax league.
Grand Master Workman Sovereign,
who presided, made an Impassioned
address, in which he said that the labor
ing men of this country were face to
face with the last great problem of civil
ization—their rights and liberty of free
speech. He predicted that the confer
ence would result in the- issuance of an
edict that would lead to a new era of
liberty to the laboring classes of Amer
The presiding officer then called for
Eugene V. Debs, and John F. Kelly an
nounced that the Social Democracy
leader was busy with the committee on
resolutions and could not attend the
meeting. He sent word, however, that
after the presentation of the report of
the committee he would make an ex
pression of his views on the question be
fore the conference.
John W. Lloyd of Chicago spoke in his
stead. He said the injunction was 1 the
last nail in the coffin of freedom and
Justice and predicted that there would
never be an effective strike until every
wheel of industry of the country was
Among the other speakers were Frank
Stevens, who said that *he only solu
tion of the question was single tax;
W. D. Mahon, G. C. Clemens and M. D.
Ratchford, who was 1 the last on the pro
CLEVELAND, 0., Aug. 30. —A promi
nent coal operator in the Pittsburg dis
trict said tonight that the miners' strike
would probably be settled temporarily,
at least, within the next forty-eight
DENVER, Col., August 30.—A special
to the News from Lebanon, Ind., says:
An immense meeting was held tonight
at the opera house, in behalf of the starv
ing coal miners in Indiana. Judge Thos-.
J. Terhune made a statement of the con
dition of the miners as he found it while
making his investigation as Governor
Hunt's special commissioner. In the
course of his address he said: "There are
SOOO families in a state of destitution—
30,000 people who are literally starving.
A few years ago they received $1.25 per
ton; now the average price paid is about
35 cent.-' per ton. A good miner can make
$1 a day, and is allowed to work two or
three days each week. They are com
pelled to trade at company stores, and
the prices they pay are left entirely to
the mine operators. The miners adimit
that they cannot live on the present scale
of wages."
A large subscription to the relief fund
was raised.
PITTSBURG, Pa., Aug. 30.—The situ
ation in this district may be said to be
in a muddle. It is known that when
President Dolan left for the St. Louis
convention he was the bearer of an Im
portant proposition to be submitted to
President Ratchford, which asks the
privilege of starting some of the mines.
It has the sanction of the district offic
ials and only needs the consent of the
higher officials.
A Stupendous Increase of the August
DENVER, Col.. Aug. 30—The receipts
of gold at the United States branch mint
in this city for the fiscal month of Au
gust, which closed Saturday, amounted
to $1,216,287. The receipts for August.
ISU6. were $329,459, an increase for this
year of $885,77 Lor 300 per cent. The total
receipts this year since January Ist
amount to $7.235.722.
It is estimated that the amount of gold
received at the mint during 1f97 would
he in the neighborhood of $11,000,000, an,d
with the amount shipped east from smel
ters ar.d chlorination works it Is believed
Colorado's output for ISfIT will be in the
neighborhood of $20,000,000.
Russian Reforms
LONDON. Aug. 30.—The Daily Chron-'
icle this morning publishes the an-
nouncement that the czar has decided
upon the partial abolition of the exile
to Siberia of criminals and the substitu
tion therefor of confinement in large cen
tral prisons in Russia. The change will
become effective a year hence.
The Currant Question
ATHENS, Aug. 30.—1n the Chamber
of Deputies today M. Raili, premier, pre
sented a bill for the retention of a por
tion cf the currant crop, declaring that
•he government would treat the question
as one of confidence. The bill passeciits
first reading.
Miners Are Passing Over
the Trail
Prospectors in the MacMillan River
Region Report Strikes Richer
Than Those at Klondike
Associated Press Special Wire.
SEATTLE. Aug. 30.—The following let
ter was received per steamer Utopia to
day by the Associated Fress:
Skaguay, Aug. 23.—The jam is broken
on the Skaguay trail. A number ot out
fits have gotten over and there is a
steady stream of moving humanity
mixed up in an almost Indescribable
mass of horses of all sizes, ages and'eon
ditions, mules, steer;?, milch cows, goat<>
and dogs, also vehicles of every descrip
tion and kind to be imagined. Three
steamers are now unloading on lighters,
which convey the freight as near the
shone as possible, where it is loaded on
wagons or carried over high tide.
The Utopia is unloading at the only
wharf—a very shaky structure. Two
pile drivers are at work on another dock
which is expected to be a substantial
A new sawmill got up steam for the
first time this morning. Rough lumber
is worth $27 per thousand, but cannot be
got fast enough at any price.
The city of tents is not being dis
placed, but reinforced by a city of
"shacks" of all sizes and degrees of fin
ish. Skaguay is the boom town of
Alaska. Every man w hose heart failed
him when he encountered the first hard
ship has turned townsite boomer. Pour
weeks ago Skaguay was not known; to
day there are not less than 3000 people
here In addition to those on the ships in
the harbor. They have surveyed off the
townslte, the first comers having first
choice. The United States commissioner
is issuing some kind of certificate, fee $5,
surveyor another $5; then the squatter
sticks up his tent, shack ot corral and
is ready to skin the first tenderfoot that
comes along. Transfers by quit claim
are quite common, and as high as $200
has been paid for a choice location.
Skaguay has all the usual accompani
ments of a frontier mining town. Dance
halls and scarlet women, roulette, faro,
stud poker and craps find devotees ready
to tempt fickle fortune's smiles.
There is no danger of a famine here,
though there may be shortages in some
lines. On all sides "smiling plenty as if
conjured by some enchanter" here
abounds. Great piles of hay, grain,
(lour, bacon, sugar and all the necessary
articles are In stock apparently for some
time to come. There are not less than
2000 horses at work on the Skaguay trail,
but it is hard to get any one to contract
to deliver you over the summit —at any
price—but you can get over for about 30
cents a pound if you are willing to wait
and contract by sections. The packers
at this end of the trail do not like to
contract farther than the first hill, six
miles out; then one has to hire another
At Dyea the Indians are moving the
freight in an almost unbroken stream
from the landing to Lake Linderman,
and it is no trouble to contract to get
one's entire outfit put over at one trip
for 30 to 35 cents per pound. No one
should come expecting to get over this
fall for a less rate and no one should
bring boats. There are boats set up,
knocked down, In sections and single
boards, on both trails from landing to
base of summit, but not one has yet
been taken over.
An unknown man has been shot on the
Skaguay trail by a committee of vigil
antes and his bones are now rotting be
neath a pile of rocks within a few rods
of the pas* 1 . This news was brought
down by the steamer Utopia, which ar
rived this mo:ning at 3 oclock from
Skaguay. The story in general is all
that can be learned, the details being
unknown among the Utopia's six pas
sengers. Some time ago a sack of Hour
was stolen. Suspicion pointed to a man
who was encamped near the summit. A
committee of six waschwen to ferret out
and punish the thief. The men went to
the tent of the suspected man and found
the missing sack. The man begged foi
mercy, but the committee, satisfied of
his guilt, decreed that he be immediately
shot. The man was dragged from the
tent and tied up tight to a pole. The
committeemen stood off a short distance
and at a word shot together. The thief's
body was pierced in six places-. Feeling
their duty done and sick of their task,
the vigilantes left at once, not even
waiting to put the bleeding form be
neath the ground. For three days it
hung there in full view of those passing
with their packs. The odor emanating
from the decaying body b:came so of
fensive that two men cut it loose, and
carrying it up a hillside, covered'it with
a pile of eitor.es, and even that did not
suffice to squeneh the stench which in
fected the atmosphere.
The Utopia left Skaguay August 23.
The steamer Detroit sailed for Dyea
and Skaguay this afternoon with fifty
The latest expedition from Seattle in
search of gold will turn its attention to
Copper river. Tcday Frank Porter of
New York. Jack Moore and W. H. Ham
ilton, both of Philadelphia, purchased
the sloop Trixty T. and will sail r..ex:
week for the Copper rive*. They takt
provisions for one year and will confine
their efforts ;o discovering place r claims.
TACOMA, Wash., Aug. 30.—A letter to
the Ledger has just been received from
the North Fork of the MacMlllan river,
Alaska, from George Lemmon, address
ed to his wife, in South Tacoma, giving i
Arkansas moonshiners ambush a
posse of deputy marshals and kill six.
Spain calls out the last of her re
serves for service In Cuba and the
Colorado's output of gold for
August shows a 300 per cent increase
over the same month in the year pre
Lawyers defending the Chicago
sausage maker accused of wife murder
will offer some horrible evidence in
behalf of the defendant.
The postmaster general says the
Mail Carriers' convention will meet in
Chicago; National Secretary Victory
says San Francisco is the place.
The jam on the Skaguay trail brok
en and miners are passing over in a
steady stream; MacMi]lan river pros
pectors report strikes richer even than
those in the Klondike.
Labor leaders in convention in St.
Louis lay out a program, but decline
to make public the details; in the
opinion of some of the delegates the
work of the body is foredoomed to
Section No. 22 of the new tariff bill,
if construed as expected, will add ten
per cent to practically all of the im
ports of the United States and affects
every nation on tie globe having a
merchant marine running to Ameri
can ports.
particulars of a fabulously rich strike on
this tributary of the MacMlllan river.
He and his partner went there from the
Yukon on, information from an Indian,
who accompanied them, last spring, and
he says that they have struck a locality
richer than the Klondike. In three
months they have made a clean up of
$05,000. He says they have a large buck
et and a bean can full of nuggets, and
although they have no scales, they be
lieve It will reach the amount named
They have staked off five claims, and he
tells his wife to serud four friends, whom
he designates, as quickly as possible, to
locate the adjoining properties, the- law
being that one man can locate only one
The letter was sent down by an Indian
who took $500 or $600 worth of nugget"
to lay in a fresh sup*ly for the- winter.
Lemmon says he will not be out before
next summer, and thinks his friends can
reach there by the middle of October over
the Chilcoot pass. MacMillan river is
between' 200 and 300 miles south of the
Klondike, and until lately has been an
unexplored region. He expresses fear of
scurvy breaking out this winter unless
they can get some green vegetables In,
but he adds that nothing would induce
him to leave the diggings until next year,
as by that time they are confident of hav
ing several hundred thousand dollars.
VICTORIA, B. C, Aug. 30.—An evi
dence of how the law is administered In
the Yukon country is given in a letter
received here. A packer named Rice
contracted to take a man's outfit over
the Skaguay trail if the man went to
work on the trail. The man went to
work, but when it was finished Rice re
fused to fulfill his contract. When Rice's
train reached the summit with a load it
was seized by the mounted'police and a
vigilance committes and was unloaded.
Rice will not be allowed to do any pack
ing until he fulfills his contract with
the man who worked on the trail.
A letter received from Skaguay states
that an Indian who came out from the
Yukon had reported that a boiler ex
plosion had occurred on one of the
steamers going up the Yukon with a
cargo of provisions. Mr. Peterson, who
came out from Dawson, says he also
heard the report but docs not credit it,
as nothing of the kind- had occurred up
to July 28, when Shelp and his party,
the very last ones to leave, left Dawson
Of all the men heard of on the Skaguay
trail, and a very large number of letters
were received' today, only three, and
they had. lighter outfits) than the most
of the party, have got their goods
through to the lakss and are ready to
sail down the river to the Klondike. Six
thousand or more are camped at Skag
uay or are fighting their way across with
very poor chances of success in most
SEATTLE, Aug. 30.—Anxiety as to the
fate of the Yukon river steamer P. B.
Weare is si t at rest by Traffic Manager
Charles H. Hamilton of the North
American Transportation company, who
stated today that he had advices that
the Weare was tied up near Circle City
repairing her boiler flues.
"Shortly after leaving Circle City," he
said today, "the flues, began to leak bad
ly and the Weare was at once tied up.
A new set of flues is being put in, and ir.
two weeks the Weare will resume hei
voyage down the river.
"I am sending north a complete new
set of boilers for the Weare next spring,
as the ones she has are worn out."
VANCOUVER, B. C, Aug. 30.—A tele
gram was received yesterday from the
superintendent of the Caribou hydraulic
mining company stating that the re
sult of the ciean up which was completed
on the 26th inst. the amalgam amounts
to 5685 ounces of the estimated value of
$60,500. This is the proceeds of forty
seven days' washing with two giants.
It is thought that the total clean up for
the season will amount to not more than
WASHINGTON. Aug. 30—A new
steamboat mail service between Juneau
and Dyea. Alaska, the first stretch on
the overland trail to the Klondike region,
was announced by the postoffice depart
ment today. It provides for the dis
patch of the mails from Juneau twice a
month immediately after the arrival of
the mail steamer from Seattle, and ar
riving at Dyea in twelve hours. Mails
will leave Dyea twice a month within
about twelve hours after arrival from
Juneau, or in time to connect with mails
at Juneau for Seattle.
Mexican Money
MEXICO CITY, Aug. 30—New York
exchange sold at 140 premium today.
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Ten Pages
Badly Tangled Up in the
Tariff Bill
Countries Havingno Merchant Marine
Are the Only Ones Exempt
From Extra Tax
Associated Press Special Wire.
WASHINGTON, Aug. SO.—lnvolved
in the question of interpretation in sec
tion 22 of the new tariff with regard to
the 10 per cent discriminating duty on
goods coming into the United
States from Canada or Mexico, which is
.now before the attorney general for de
cision, is another question of equal If
not greater magnitude. This other ques
tion has almost entii/ely escaped pubis*
notice, but it is giving the treasury great
concern. It was referred to the attorney
general by Secretary Gage for interpre
tation along with the other features of
section 22 which are in controversy. It
involves the question of whether this
discriminating duty of 10 per cent does
not apply to all goods imported in for
eign vessels landing at United States
ports which are exempt from discrimi
nating tonnage taxes by express treaty
stipulations. The question arises from
another slight deviation from the lan
guage of previous provisions In section
22, which, If made intentionally, would
seem to indicate that it was designed to
discriminate against three-fourths of all
the big Transatlantic and Transpacific
steamship lines, as well as many of the
South American lines. In all previous
laws the section corresponding to sec
tion 22 of the new law, after providing;
for the 10 per cent discrmlnating duty
on goods imported in vessels not flying
the United States flag, provides "that
this discriminating duty shall not apply
to goods, wares or merchandise which
shall be Imported In vessels not of the
United States entitled at the time of
such importation, by treaty or act of
congress to be entered In ports of the
United States on paymen' of the same
duties as shall be payable on rtoods, etc.,
imported in vessels of the United
The new law omits "act of congress,"
and substitutes "convention," so as to
make it read not exempt by "treaty or
It is in pursuance of an act of con
gress, section 4228, that presidents In the
past have by proclamation exempted
vessels of many countries from this dis
criminating duty.
The question now before the attorney
general is whether the omission of the
words "act of congress" does not repeal
section 4228. If it does It will strike a
tremendous blow at all foreign lines now
exempt by presidential proclamation,
and confine the exemption strictly to the
vessels of countries with which we have
treaties granting such exemptions.
The vessels of foreign countries which
would not be affected, by an adverse de
cision, that is, countries with which we
have treaties covering this specific sub
ject, are Sweden, Germany, Austria,
Brazil, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Greece,
Chile, Argentina, Hayti, Hawaii, Hol
land, Russia and Turkey. Several of
these countries have no merchant ma
rine sailing to American ports. The
countries now enjoying exemption from
discriminating duties, either wholly or
in part under proclamations issued in
pursuance of section 4228 of the revised
statutes, are Great Britain, Spain. Port
ugal, Japan, Nicaragua and Mexico.
Of course the largst class of vessels
which might be affected are the Eng
lish lines, which come to the United
States not only from British ports but
from the Oriental countries, India, South
America and in fact from every country
on the globe. If British vessels should
be thrown back upon the treaty exemp
tions which are contained in the treaty
of Washington, the goods of all Brltlslt
vessels sailing from other ports except
the territorial possessions in Europe
would have to pay the 10 per cent tax.
More than that, all goods shipped in
British vessels not the product or man
ufacture of Great Britain's European
possessions, even though shipped from
English, Scotch or Irish ports, would be
subject to the discriminating duty. An
adverse decision would therefore affect
the Cur.ard, Anchor, Arrow, Transatlan
tic and other Transatlantic lines to that
extent, the French line, the Phelps line
running to Mediterranean ports, tha
two Portuguese freight lines (except
products of Portugal), several of the
South American lines, including what
are known as the Green line of steam
ers, the Japanese, the Canadian Pacifio
and the Oriental and Occidental steam
ers on the Pacific, besides hundreds of
tramp steamers.
An Attorney's Troubles
STOCKTON. Aug. 30— Attorney J. C.
Crouch, who has been in jail here for the
past two weeks awaiting trial on a
charge of petit larceny, was released to
day on a writ of habeas corpus by-Judge
Budd, but v.-as re-arrested 1 at the court
room door by Sheriff Cunningham. Th*
district attorney did not have the stolen
goods at the preliminary hearing, but
has secured them since and will present
them at the next examination.
The Trinity Fake
STOCKTON, Aug. 30. —A carpenter ot
thlscity named McNeil has? just returned
from Trinity county and confirms) the
reports of the great fake perpetrated on
the people end the storiesiof theilndigna
tion of those who were deluded! hy the
glow ing newspaper accounts into going
to that region. McNeil exhibited to a
friend some quartz which he took out of
the Graves brothers mine, and which
contains very litUe, if any, gold

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