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TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 349.
AMUSEMENTS
-fftw —. Loa Angelea' Society Vaudeville Theater
aav a. a aa>«>i<a&. Week commencing Monday, September 13th
«\ \H NEW IMPORTATIONS
I ** IA , Ja,laO^^^a.k The Orcat Adolphi Trin, World's Greatest Hsr Por-
V formers; Smith and Campbell, Talking Comedians;
Calilorniit's First Daughters, Lillian Leslie and Don
M. Cann, Operatic and Descriptive Singers; Nichols Sisters, Burnt Cork Impersonator*; John
nie Carroll, Irish Wit und singer; Muv Arnlotis. Female sandow; Prof. Leonidaa and his Won
derful Dogs and Cats. PRICE'S NEVER CHANGING. Evening—Reserved seats ;,iic and 2oc:
Gallery, inc. Regular matinees Wednesday, Saturday aud Sunday Telephone Main 1447
|_os Angeles Theater rVwyatt?
n , />».., OF THE MOST INTENSELY PICTURESQUE,
jLast jrtve /(tt/hts fascinating play givi-.n in this city,
TJhe jfceart of Tlfari/tctnd DAVID BELASCO
PRESENTED BY MRS. LESLIE) CARTeR AND A SUPERB COMPANY
The Novel and Realistic Belfry Scene aroused Unbounded Enthusiasm
Beats now on sale. Prices— %'<r. nOc. ~:>t: ILOO nnd }1 .VI Telephone Main 70
Burbank Theater oMft^ffS3SS^ TM
Com/ £ At Vkl SnSldQ Vrack Saturday
nrr I The Groat Abduction Suene. I lITII ft ( The New Musical Selections.
VLL J'efry arid his Donkey. ULII Ll J Tho False Deacon.
All .The Grand Realistic Fire. Scene. nTHn 1 Tho New Songs.
ULL (The Miser's Bags of Gold. I llLflit (Tho "Ticket-of-Leave" Man.
Seats now on sale PRlCES—Gallery, 10c, Balcouy, 25c, Dresa Circle 360, Orchenra, 50c.
Bom office open 0:80 a. m. to 9:80 p. m Telephone Main 1270
" W^ ere ummer S f Sway"
- * * - &anta Catalina Ssland
Three and one-half hours from Los Angeles. Cal. A summer and winter resort without a
counterpart on the American continent. GtIANDEST MOUNTAIN STAGE ROAD in the West.
Famous Fishing and Hunting Grounds. Wild gnat and quail ln thousands. QLABS-BOTTOM
BOAT, revealing the wonders of the ocean's depths. HOTEL. METROPOLIS, open all the year;
Remodeled; Elegant Suites; Private Batns. Regular service from Los Angeles. For full Infor
iiiaiioii. address BANNING « (I, Agents. '11l s. spring St.. Los Angeles, 01.
iQstrich Farm—South Pasadena
Tfine Chicks JVatched September 9th
FEATHER BOAS AND TIPS AT PRODUCERS' PRICES
Vip nna IRll*?o+ "4 AND llf> COURT STREET
Henna ouxiet paul kerkow, prop.
Free, Refined Kntertainmenta Classical Music every Evening. Austrian-Hungarian
Kitchen and Fine Cuisine AIL Day
Cleveland Cycles j x - ®- Wmston
WE WANT A LIVE AGENT IN ALL SMALL TOWNS | 654 SOUTH BROADWAY
ACTION ON ANNEXATION
HAS BEEN TAKEN BY HAWAIIAN
LEGISLATORS
Ratification of the Treaty Is Expect
ed to Influence the United States
Senators
NEW YORK, Sept. 13.—A special to
the Herald from Washington, says:
The Senate of the National Legislat
ure of the Republic of Hawaii has by
this time ratified the treaty annexing
the Hawaiian Islands to the United
States.
This assertion was made to your cor
respondent by Mr. Lorin M. Thurston,
charge d'affaires to the United States.
Mr. Thurston said that the Senate of
ihe Hawaiian Legislature had been called
to assemble on. September Slh and thai
it is unanimous for annexation. He has
no doubt that it has ratified the conven
tion without a dissenting vote.
Both the Senate and House of the Ha
waiian Legislature are pledged to an
nexation, according to Mr. Thurston..
Just before the adjournment of the two
houses last year, a joint resolution was
adopted declaring it to be the sense of
the Legislature that the interests of Ha
waii demanded her annexation to the
United States. This resolution was
adopted unanimously. As the com-'
plexlon. of the Senate and House has not
changed since the adoption of the resolu
tion, Mr. Thurston has no doubt that,
as far as Hawaii is concerned, all the
steps possible haye been taken.
EFFECT Ol RATIFICATION
NEW YORK. Sept. 13—It is believed
ln administration circles that the effect
of the ratification of the treaty by the
Hawaiian Senate will be to influence
some of the members of the United
States Senate, now in the doubtful
column, to vote for the convention next
session. All that is now necessary is
the approval of that body and it is not
believed that many members will be
willing to shoulder the responsibility of
defeating annexation and thus throwing
Hawaii into the hands of Japan.
The authorities would naturally be
pleased to have the controversy between
Hawaii and Japan settled, because such
settlement would tend to remove any
objection which might be entertained by
Senators to bringing Into the Union a
nation which has diplomatic differences
with any country. It is their opinion.,
however, that the matter will not be ad
judicated until after annexation is ac
complished.
ON THE DIAMOND
Winners of Games Flayed by League
Clubs
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13.—Cincin
nati's two runs in today's game were se
cured by a force-In on bases on balls In
the seventh and a triple and a single in
the eighth. The Senators scored on a
single and triple. In the third inning
Mercer questioned one of Carpenter's
decisions and offered him a pair of spec
tacles. Mercer was benched. Game was
called ln the eighth on account of dark
ness. Attendance 3000. Score: Wash
ington 1, hits 5, errors 2; Cincinnati 2,
hits S, errors 1.
BOSTON—Boston-Philadelphia game
postponed on account of rain.
LOUISVILLE—Rowdyism lost the
game for the Pittsburgs today. In the
eighth Inning the first Louisville batter
reached first. Before the inning ended
Padden was ordered off the grounds for
using insulting language to Kelly, and
Hoff meister was fined $25 for throwing a
bat at the umpire's head. Attendance
1800. Score: Louisville 7, hits 9, errors, 3;
Pittsburgs 2, hits 6, errors 2.
CLEVELAND—CIeveIand out-batted
the Browns and won by a margin of one.
Attendance 400. Score: Cleveland 7,
hits 12, errors 3; St. Louis 6, hits 8, err
or? 6.
BALTIMORE—The Champions easily
took both games from Chicago today.
Attendance 3000. Umpire McDonald
called the second game on account of
darkness at the end of the first half of
the fifth. Score, first game: Baltimore
4, hits 8, errors 0; Chicago 2, hitss, errors
0. Second game: Baltimore 11, hits 9,
errors 2; Chicago 4, hits 8, errors 2.
BROOKLYN—The game today be
! tween the Brooklyn and New York re-
I suited in a tie, being called in the sev
enth Inning on account of darkness.
Warner was put out of the game in the
sixth inning for questioning Ump're
Hurst's decision. Attendance 3360.
Score: Brooklyn 8, hits 11, errors 2; New
York 8, hits 11, errors 4.
CORBETT EXHIBITS
ROCKFORD, 111,, Sept. 13.—Jim Cor
bett played first base for the Rockfords
in an exhibition game today before the
largest crowd of the season. His record
was one hit and.one run and he accepted
twelve out of thirteen chances. Score:
Rockford 2, hits 6; errors 2; Cedar Rap
ids 1, hits 5, errors 2.
GETS MONOTONOUS
SACRAMENTO. Cal., Sept. 13.—The
Gilt Edges and the Los Angeles baseball
teams played an exhibition game this
afternoon, the local nine winning by a
score of 9 to 6. The feature of the
game was the backstop work of Chance,
the new Gilt Edge catcher.
TURF AND TRACK
State Fair Sports Are Well Attended.
Other Baces
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Sept 13.—The
second week of the State fair opened
today with a fairly good attendance at
the race track. The weather was cool
and pleasant and the track good. It
was trotting and pacing day and the re
sults were:
Trotting, for 1894 foals, guaranteed
stake of $3000—Anselor won in three
.■straight heats; Lottie Lilac second;
Lynall third and G. W. W. fourth. Time,
2:26%, 2:25%, 2:25%.
Pacing, 2:30 class for three-year-olds—
Searchlight won in three straight heats;
Betonica second ln each; Irvlngton
Belle third. Telephone fourth and Ma
jella B. fifth. Time, 2:12%, 2:14V4, 2:15.
Trotting, 2:30 class—Stamboulette
won the first heat in 2:19, and Osito the
next three in 2:19, 2:20, 2:22%; G. W.
McKinney second, Our Jack third. Sa
ble Wilkes, Dolly Madison and Uncle
Johnny also started.
AT CHICAGO
CHICAGO, Sept. 13.—Results:
Five and one-half furlongs—Nathan
son won. Cutter second, Tennie third.
Time, 1:09.
Six and one-half furlongs—Travis
won, Lady Dixon second, Ondra third.
Time, 1:22%.
One mile—The Swain won, Lady Dix
on second, Indra third. Time, 1:41%.
Five furlongs—Algareta won, Mary
Kinsella second, Ruskin third. Time,
1:01%.
Mile and an eighth—Greyhurst won,
Serena second, Moncreith third. Time,
1:54.
Six furJongs—Harry Duke won. Sim
mons second, Black Jack third. Time,
1:14%.
AT ST. LOUIS
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 13.—Results:
Mile and 70 yards—Brlggs won, Hill
Billy second, Virginia M. third. Time,
1:48.
Mile and a sixteenth, selling—Ransom
won, Peterhill second, Little Blllee third.
Time, 1:49%.
Six fuillongs, selling—Barbee won,
Aquarela second, Charlotte M. third.
Time, 1:16.
Seven and one-half furlongs, selling—
Truxillo won, Sim W. second, Bishop
Reed third. Time, 1:35%.
Six and one-half furlongs—Hush won,
Amelia Fonso second, Can I See 'Em
third. Time, 1:21%.
Five and one-half furlongs—Guide
rock won, Lady of the West second, De
nial third. Time, 1:08%.
AT BUFFALO
BUFFALO, Sept. 13.—Results:
Six furlongs—Percy F. won, Abundant
second, Komuraski third. Time, 1:17%.
Mile and 50 yards—Abingdon won!
Strathrol second, Trayant third. Time
1:46%.
Seven furlongs—Wordsworth won.
Mohawk Prince second, Alvarado II
third. Time, 1:29%.
Mile and an eighth—Banquo II won,
Bannock second, Lake Shore third.
Time. 1:51%.
One mile—Mazarln won, Lufra second,
L. B. third. Time, 1:43.
Japanese Seek Trade
VICTORIA, B. C, Sept. 13.—The Jap
anese Mail, discussing the silk trade,
says: Prices in Japan are steadily ris
ing, orders on a large scale having been
received from abroad by many of the
foreign firms in Yokohama. No consid
erable sales were effected on last Mon
day on account of the scarcity of goods
of suitable quality, 260 bales only being
taken.
THE HERALD
TORNADO
IN TEXAS
Kills People and Smashes
Buildings
PORT ARTHUR STRUCK
Six Persons Are Known to
Be Dead
SABINE PASS SUFFERS ALSO
AND THE DAMAGE IS SOMETHING
DREADFUL
No List of Dead Given, But the Town
Is Thought to Be Wiped
From the Face of
the Earth
Associated Press Special Wire.
PORT ARTHUR, Tex., Sept. 13.—A
tornado, terrible in its intensity, struck
this city at an early hour last evening.
Six people are known to have been killed,
while many others were Injured. Build
ings were blown down and great dam
age was wrought by the cyclone.
Dead:
FRANK ALBRIGHT, Kansas City,
employed by Electric Light company.
GEORGE MARTIN, bricklayer, resi
dence unknown.
FRITZ MICHAELS, laborer, resi
dence unknown.
UNKNOWN MAN, aged 39.
MAY AINSWORTH, 13-year-old
daughter ot William Ainsworth.
INFANT SON of W. H. Johnson,
blown from its mother's arms ar.d
drowned.
Injured:
MRS. ROY STAFFORD, right leg
broken near the hip.
ROY STAFFORD, legs badly bruised.
L. STAFFORD, seriously injured.
Many buildings were blown down, in
cluding the railroad round house in
which May Ainsworth was killed; the
natatorlum, bank building, Town Site
company's barns, Hotel Hayden, Strong
& League's building, shifted off founda
tions; Colonnade hotel, Spence & Lyons'
building, C. J. Miller's grocery store,
several barns, Kanadis' saloon, the
Herald office, Alfred Wolf's saloon, the
Hayes building and A. A. Solinski's
grocery. Several residences suffered se
verely, that of Dr. W. A. Barraclough
being carried across the street. Many
outbuildings were completely blown
away.
From early morning the sky was
threatening and a stiff gale blew. No
rain of consequence fell until 4 In the
afternoon, and then it was accompanied
by a heavy wind that Increased in in
tensity until it reached the velocity ot
eighty miles an hour. Every building
in the town is of frame construction ex
cept one brick, the Port Arthur Banking
company building, one end and roof of
which was blown away
The bodies of the victims have been
sent to Beaumont for interment, no
cemetery having as yet been started
here.
There were many acts of bravery, and
the suspense during the severity of the
storm was terrible.
Advices from Winnie, Tex. say that
nearly all the houses there have been
blown down and torn away. At Webb
all of the barns and one house were de
molished and scattered over the coun
try. Nothing can be heard, from Sa
bine Pass, as all telegraphic communi
cation has been interrupted. A relief
train left Beaumont tonight for this
place and. Sabine Pass.
Ed Kirscherner, a prominent citizen,
was on a Gulf and Interstate railroad
train, on his way to Beaumont, when
the storm struck this section.
"Everyone on the train thought we
would be blown from the track," he
said, tonight. "It was pitch dark and
raining and the wind was blowing as ii
never blew before."
It is known that much destruction was
wrought at Sabine Pass, with probable
loss of life. Everything possible is be
ing done to establish communication
with that place.
Later—The following telegram has
just been received from Mr. Kircherrjer,
at Beaumont:
"The relief train has Just returned
from Sabine Pass. It could not get
nearer than eight miles of Sabine Pass.
It is reported that the new town is com
pletely gone. Nothing heard from the
old town. From reports things look bad
there."
NOT SO SERIOUS
NEW ORLEANS, La., Sept. 13.—A dis
patch from Baton Rouge tonight says
the Southern Pacific at that place re
ceived a dispatch from the agent at Sa
bine Pass, who walked from Sabine Pass
to Port Arthur, stating that the track
for eight miles is washed away and that
about thirty people are missing. He re
ports the sinking of two tugs and the
drowning of Green Moore and Lewis
Better, prominent steamboat men, at
Orange.
A later message says that the loss of
life at the pass will not be so great as re
ported, probably not more than six or
seven. - •
Later still, a dispatch from Sabine
Pass says the loss of property is slight.
AT GALVESTON
GALVESTON, Sept. 13.—At an early
hour this morning tbe wind at Galveston
gained a velocity of thirty-seven miles
an hour. Ships had been forewarned of
the expected storm and things along the
flock were In good shape. A few small
skiffs were sunk and two barges were
driven ashore on the flats west of the
wharves. The only building to suffer
LOS ANGELES, TUESDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 14, 1897
was the Olympla, the big pavilion at the
Gulf side. . Two sections of the circular
roof were carried away.
The Presidential Party Back at the
Capital
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13.—President
McKlnley returned to Washington this
afternoon from Somerset, Pa. Attorney
General McKenna accompanied the pres
ident and Mrs. McKlnley, and the only
other members of the party were Miss
Endsley and the executive clerk, Gnorge
B. Cortelyou. There was no schedule
arranged for their special train between
here and Somerset,and it was put through
at an easy gait on orders from ths train
dispatcher of each division. Thete was
a very small crowd at the Baltimore and
Ohio depot at 6:30. the hour when the
train was expected. The cabinet was
represented by Secretaries Bliss and Wil
son and Postmaster General Gary. A-5
the train slowed up at the station the
cabinet officers entered the drawing room
of the private car, and after a few min
utes' talk with the president, the party
descended to the carriages.
The president was cheered as he ap
peared on the platform, and after lift
ing his hat In acknowledgement, assist
ing Mrs. McKlnley to alight, the party
were driven at once to the White House.
The president looked In good health and
spirits and expressed himself pleased
with his outing, but was glad to return to
Washington.
And the Heroic Rescuer Came to Her
Aid
PARIS, Sept. 13.—The Figaro today
says that Sarah Bernhardt recently had
a narrow escape from death at Belle
Isle en Sur, while endeavoring to reach
the seashore via the cliffs. After de
scending a short distance, Mme. Bern
hardt was unable to advance or retreat.
Her shrieks for help attracted the at
tention of a bather, who climbed up to
her side and seized her Just as the boul
der to which she was clinging broke
away, and thus she was saved from be
ing crushed to death. The actress and
her rescuer lost their footing and rolled
down the cliff to the sea, where they
were rescued by a passing boat. While
Mme. Bernhardt was only slightly
bruised, her rescuer was seriously in
jured.
The bather to whom the actress owes
her rescue was the Marquis d'Haran
court, author of the Passion play, in
which Bernhardt appeared as the Virgin
Mary. They have been vMltlng together
at Belle Isle. The marquis fell heavily
;upon the rocks and will probably be
confined to his room for several weeks.
A Juror's Illness Puts a Stop to tbe
Proceedings
CHICAGO, Sept. 13.—The fourth week
of the Luetgert trial commenced today
with the cross-examination of Prof. G.
V. Bailey, and the attorney was soon In
volved in a dispute with the witness
which called for the interference of the
court, .The professor sjtartled Attorney
Vincent by stating that he had discov
ered six sesamoid bones in a single
hand while a student at the University
of Paris. The attorney declared that
surgical history contained no reference
to more than two sesamoids upon hand
or foot. The witness admitted that he
knew that, and asserted that he had
kept the discovery secret because he was
writing a book upon the subject. He
was granted until tomorrow in which to
examine some sesamoids handed to him
by defendant's attorney. At 11:30 Juror
Fowler was taken suddenly sick and
court adjourned.
The Defendant Breaks Down Under
Cross-Examination
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 13.—Theo
dore Flgel occupied the witness stand
in Judge Campbell's court today for the
fourth consecutive day for cross-exam-
Ination, and was finally permitted to
leave it after he had declined to answer
the most important questions propound
ed by the prosecuting attorney, on the
ground that he would incriminate him
self by responding to them.
He lost his self-control when Attorney
Ach asked him whether or not some one
had informed him on May 31, the day
prior to the death of Hoffman., that his
employer had learned of his peculations
and Intended to call him to account.
From that time on until the close of his
ordeal he was terribly nervous, the
sang froid which he displaced on the
preceding days having fSrsaken him
entirely. The case will be resumed to
morrow.
MONTREAL, Quebec, Sept. 13.—A
well-dressed young man, who arrived
here on the Delaware and Hud
son train from New York, asked the
porter of the Hotel Cadillac to take a
young lady, whom he pointed out, to a
respectable and quiet hotel. At the Ca
dillac the young woman registered as
Miss Warner, New York. Afterward
she was found dead In bed, with a phial
of carbolic acid on her dresser half
empty, and the name of the place it was
purchased at erased. There are no
means of identifying her.
DENVER, Colo., Sept. 13. —A special
to the Republican from Grand Junction,
Colo., says: After considerable excite
ment has been caused in this city recent
ly by reports of rich strikes in the moun
tains by parties who have been develop
ing prospects in the La Sol mountain
region in Utah. O. D. Loutzenhelser, v
prominent citizen of Montrose county
and heavily Interested In a group ot"
mines in the east spur of La Sol moun
tains, was here yesterday. He says the
ore runs nearly 65 per cent in gold and
25 per cent copper.
GILA BEND, Ariz., Sept. 13.—Merritt,
the young hobo charged with the mur
der of Druggist Pratt, and St. Claire, the
butcher accused of complicity, were
discharged today by the coroner's Jury,
as no evidence could be found against
them, and the bloodstains upon their
clothing were easily accounted for. The
general theory now is that the crime is
the work of several half-breed Papago
Indians, who have loafed around the
village for months.
GLAD TO RETURN
SARAH SHRIEKED
THE LUETGERT CASE
FIGEL'S DEFENSE
A Strange Suicide
Colorado Mines
The Pratt Murder
FOURTEEN
MINE MEN
Flee From Starvation at
Dawson
A THOUSAND DOLLARS EACH
WILL COVEB THE GOLD THEY
BBING OUT
All Agree That Winter Will See
Scurvy, Starvation and Death
on the Yukon
Associated Press Special Wire.
SEATTLE, Sept. 13.—The steamer
Humboldt arrived this morning from St.
Michaels. She brings 14 passengers and
about $15,000 ln gold. The Humboldt also
brings news that the sldewheel steamer
Eliza Anderson, from Seattle, reported
lost, is safe at Dutch Harbor.
Her passengers have by this time en
tered Bering sea on the schooner char
tered for that purpose. Two passengers
on the Anderson were so frightened
that they returned south on the steamer
Humboldt.
Mayor Wood of Seattle, who chartered
the Humboldt, is still at St. Michaels,
but letters received from him indicate
that all is well with him and that the
stories of dissension and strife on the
part of members of the expedition are
untrue.
The Humboldt brings advices which
reiterate the stories of untold wealth of
the Klondike and Yukon and verify pre
vious rumors of a shortage- of the food
supply ln the Interior. "There will be
privation, sickness, starvation, scurvy
and death on the Yukon this winter," is
what the returning gold hunters say.
Only seven have money, and It is Im
possible to Induce them to say how much
"they have, but the purser of the Hum
boldt gives the following figures: G. A.
Wanger, $900; E. Turner, $500; J. F. Crle
der, $2000; W. Urquhart, $900; J. D. Rog
ers, $2000; D. F. Atkins, $4500; Captain
J. Whltesldes, $4200; J. N. Secretan, who
came back on the Humboldt, and who
has but very little cash, says he came out
to avoid starvation at Dawson. Said he:
"Thus far, upwards of 1500 men have
pushed their way over the passes from
Skaguay and Dyea and have arrived at
Dawson City. The influx of miners over
the passes has frightened the old timers
ln the interior, and all that can command
money are coming out to winter ln the
states and thus avoid what they believe
will be a winter of hardship and suffer
ing; perhaps murder and thievery."
IF YOU ARE GOING —DON'T
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 13.— F. W.
Gates of the ranch firm of Vail & Gates,
Los Angeles, Cal., and Arizona, who ia
in the city, has just received an interest
ing letter from G. W. Anderson, whom
he grubstaked to go to the Klondike,
The letter is dated Skaguay Pass, Au
gust 27th, and says in part:
"I have now been about two weeks on
this trail. I cannot describe the hard
ships of those who are struggling and
enduring all the hardships that either
man or beast ever endured in our en
deavor to get over the mountain before
the lakes and Yukon river freeze up. It
is estimated that there are about 7000
people on this and the Dyea trails and
camped where the ships landed them on
the beach. Many are giving up in de
spair and will try the Dyea route; others
are going into winter quarters. We have
had one continuous storm for about
three weeks, mostly rain and hall. Very
few have been through to Lake Bennett.
The mountains are very steep and rocky.
The flat places are all boggy. Many
horses have been killed. It is Impossible
to hire packing done over this trail.
Those who are hiring are paying from
50 to 60 cents per pound.
"This trail has been greatly misrep
resented by the sharks and real estat"
boomers who are building and booming
a town at Skaguay bay. They reported
a passable trail, open for horses, before
I left Seattle, which caused most every
body coming to ship their outfits this
way. I know of but two parties that
have been over this trail to the lakes
yet, and we that are on the trail are con
tributing to have the trail made.
"My advice to all who anticipate go
ing to the Klondike is not to come this
route. They say there will be a famine
in Dawson unless the parties going in
take plen.ty of provisions. So I have
made up my mind to take plenty with
me, and I w ill be O X for the next year,
even if I am compelled to go into winter
quarters before reaching my destina
tion."
LAND TITLES
PORTLAND, Or., Sept. 13.—John U.
Smith, United States commissioner a:
Dyea, writes to the Evening Telegram in
this city, under date of September 5.
He says:
"The air Is full of all sorts of business
schemes. There are representatives of
many moneyed corporations figuring on
tramwaj'9 and railroads. The right of
way is what sticks them all. Alaska is
a great country, but it is very hard to
get title to any more of it than you can
spread yourself out over.
"The trails ought to be improved,
which could be done at small expense,
and would be a great public improve
ment, but Alaska laws are so limited
that no one can even get the right to
make a trail or get a right of way for a
road.
"The matter has come before me semi
officially, and I have ruled that only a
bridge can become private property un
der squatters' right of possession, and
that no individual can control the trail.
If anyone builds a bridge he can charge
toll thereon or keep people off it.
"The men at Dyea and Skaguay are
the most peaceable and law-abiding that
I have met —a great deal more so than
I expected. There have been a few
fights, and under the provocation of the
elements it is a wonder they get along is
well as they do. There have appeared in.
some papers a few sensational articles
INDEX
OF THE TELEGRAPH NEWS
The famous Oakland water front
case decided by the supreme court ad
versely to the city.
Case of the claimants closed before
the Bering seal commission and Don
M. Dickinson opens for the United
States.
Captain Whitesides of the wrecked
whaler Nevarch tells the story of the
almost miraculous escape of eight of
the crew.
A Texas tornado kills people and
destroys buildings at Port Arthur;
Sabine Pass is thought to be wiped
from the earth.
Hawaii's legislature is believed to
have ratified the annexation treaty,
and thus to have increased the likeli
hood of favorable action by the United
States senate.
In spite of the utmost care yellow
fever cases continue to appear at New
Orleans and all the towns along the
river institute quarantine; physicians
are hopeful, but the situation grows
worse.
The strikers' funerals at Hazelton
occasion no discord, but the situation
at other places grows worse and grave
apprehension of danger exists
throughout the Pennsylvania mining
region.
President McKlnley returns to
Washington, and it is expected that
the Cuban question will engage his
immediate attention; the presidential
policy is expected to be the very op
posite of active intervention.
Agricultural department experts
do not look for cheap wheat until an
other crop is harvested; a hundred
million bushels will not suffice to re
place the European deficiencies, and
America is the only available source
of supply.
Fourteen returning Klondikers
reached Seattle yesterday bringing
about one thousand dollars apiece.
All agree that the coming winter will
see scurvy, starvation and death along
the Yukon; nobody is getting through
by the land route, and many are com
ing home.
that have made mountains out of noth
ing.
"The Skaguay trail has been closed
by the miners themselves in order to all
turn in and improve it, and those who
did not know of the arrangement have
been stopped by those at work, but no
serious trouble has occurred.
"The miners are not getting over the
Skaguay pass as lively as at Dyea. It
is a longer route and the trail is new
and muddy. There has consequently
sprung up quite a town at Skaguay of
those who have decided not to go over
until spring."
THE CRAZE SUBSIDING
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., Sept. 13.
—As an evidence that there is at least
a partial cessation in the mad rush for
Alaska, the steamer Topeka sailed at
noon today with only 80 passengers, the
smallest list of any trip since last Feb
ruary, when the season for miners' travel
began. Few of the Topeka's passengers
today will attempt to cross the divide
this fall. Several carpenters, three doc
tors and two druggists are in the party.
While the Topeka was lying at the wharf
here today customs Inspectors boarded
her, with the result that thirty-six quart
bottles of whisky were found, twenty
four of which were on temporary shelves
fastened beneath the top of the dining
room tables. So much whisky has been
captured here lately that the storeroom
of the customs office Is beginning to pre
sent the appearance of a wholesale liquor
house.
A CALL FOR HELP
SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 13.—The Se
attle chamber of commerce today ap
plied to the president of the United
States for governmental aid for the peo
ple who have gone into the Klondike and
will undoubtedly, many of them, have
to face starvation during the winter. The
appeal to the president, signed by E
C. G«-aves, Is as follows:
"To the Presidentof the United States:
The alarming reports of shortage of
provisions and impending starvation of
American citizens on the Yukon river are
fully authetk-ated. The chamber of com
merce of Seattle respectfully urges the
general government to investigate th,
conditions, with a view to devising means
for early reflief. The lack of any local
government In Alaska imposes thisduty
upon the federal government."
WAITING FOR SPRING
TACOMA, Wash., Sept. 13—Statistics
compiled by the Tacoma Citizens' Klon
dike Free Information company say that
upwards of 20,000 people, representing
every state In the union except South
Carolina and the District of Columbia,
are already perfecting plans to go to
the Klondike next spring.
ADMITS NO RIVAL
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 13.
—Col. H. S. Ervay of the Cripple Creek
Consolidated Gold Mining company, re
turned from Cripple creek tonight bring
ing with him a piece of ore weighing
over 100 pounds, which is literally alive
with free gold and which will carry val
ues aggregating fully $100,000 to the ton.
The ore is taken from a new flniTmade
Saturday on the May Queen claim, and
in many respects the most sensational
ever made in Cripple creek.
Tired of War
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13—A cable
gram received by the Navy Depart
ment from Commander Perry of the
gunboat Castlneat Montevideo says that
commlsisoners representing the gov
ernment of Uruguay and the insurgents
have agreed upon terms of peace, sub
ject to the ratification of Congress.
Epidemic Dysentery
VICTORIA, B. C, Sept. 13.—The Jap
anese Mail says that from January Ist
to August 24th this year 24,900 cases of
dysentery reported in. Japan, of which
4663 proved fatal. In Yokohama there
were 1927 cases and 270 deaths.
Ten Pages
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
STRIKERS'
FUNERALS
Furnish No Occasion for
Interference
DISORDER AT OTHER PLACES
BRINGS REQUEST FOR MILITARY
! PROTECTION
The Situation Throughout tbe Penn
sylvania Mining Region Ia One
of Grave Apprehension
Associated Press Special Wire.
HAZLETON, Pa., Sept, IS.—At this
writing troops are marching on the mines
of Coxe Brothers, at Eckley, which nes
tles in a valley about eighteen miles from
here. Telegrams to brigade headquar
ters late this evening indicated an alarm
ing condition there. The remoteness ot
the situation will make difficult the se
curing of definite news from the scens
before morning.
The first official action of the day was
the closing of all saloons until 4 this
afternoon, after a conference between
General Gobln and Mayor Altmiller.
It was done because of the funeral of
one of the victims and fear of what
might follow if the strikers had access
to liquor when wrought up by grief and
rage. None of the militiamen are al
lowed to leave camp, and all passes are
discontinued. By order of General Go
bin, anything ln the nature of a military
procession at the funeral Is forbidden,
and a parade like that of yesterday,
when uniformed men carrying sabers
marched, will not be allowed.
Notwithstanding General Gobln's or
der, one part of the funeral cortege was
headed by a brass band, which played
a mournful accompaniment to the tramp
of marching men as they neared the bri
gade headquarters. The drums were si*
lenced, however, as the procession
reached it, and the 2000 men ln line
silently marched to the undertaker's,
where eight Poles awaited burial. The
street was packed with people, who.
left a narrow aisle for the marchers!
There was not the slightest disorder)
and not a trooper was in sight. After,
viewing the bodies, the big parada
formed with three other bands. The or-t
der prohibiting these not having been
communicated to the marchers by ths
priests to whom he gave it, General Go
bin revoked it and gave permission for
musical accompaniment.
FRESH TROUBLE
Trouble has broken out at Coxe Bros.'
colliery at Eckley. The superintendent
of the Eckley colliery telegraphed Gen
eral Gobln for troops, but later ln the
day the request was withdrawn, the su
perintendent notifying the general that
the striking miners had stopped march
ing.
At 4 oclock this afternoon Gen. Gobln
received telegrams stating that these
miners hadi again assembled, had march
ed on the Eckley mines and forced the
miners to quit work. It was stated in
these dispatshes that miners had been
roughly handled. Gen. Gobln has or
dered the City troop of Philadelphia to
go to the scene of the disturbance. Tha
start will be made shortly after mid
night or else Just before daybreak. The
troops will ride across the mountains, a
distance of eighteen miles, to Eckley,
which is a small mining village and lies
In a valley. There are a number of col
lieries there, and' fears have been enter
tained for the past 48 hours that trouble
would break out, as tbe men bad been
acting very ugly.
The situation tonight ln the Hazelton
district is one of unrest. AH the collier
ies ln this district are apprehensive of
danger. Requests have been pouring in
to Gen. Gobin from the various mines
asking that he send troops to the places
in order to prevent any pos-sible out
break. The general states that he will
not send troops to any point unless an
outbreak does occur. The general de
clines to give the names of the collier
ies, as all the men in them are still at
work. The operators, however, are ap
prehensive of a strike and want to be
prepared for an emergency.
Two mine superintendents in this vi
cinity have asked Gen. Gobin to place
guards arotid their houses. This will be
done. Gen. Gobln wMI not make publio
the names of the superintendents who
made the requests.
Two actresses who are playing In a
theater here overheard a conversation
on the main street of Hazleton today to
this effect: They were passing a group
of miners and overheard one of them re
mark: "I've got the material; but I
don't know how to mix the d —d stuff.
If I did I would blow them up tonight."
This Information was sent to Gen.
Gobln, and as he had already heard mut
terings from other sources, he decided to
send guards to the houses of the two
mine superintendents. The guards were
not placed on duty until after dark.
THE TURNING POINT
Today has been regarded as the turn
ing point of the situation because- of the
prohibition issued by General Gobin
against the proposition of the funeral
demonstration. A compromise was ef
fected this morning, however, and tho
day passed off without disturbance. In
the meantime the Coxe collieries were
being watched with intense anxiety. It
was known that the 2000 men employed
at No. 7 had made a demand for a 10 per
cent Increase, which was to be submit
ted to the operators today, with the al
ternative of "strike." From 5000 to 7000
men are employed at all the collieries,
and it was understood that such a move
ment would bring them all out.
General Gobin said this afternoon:
"The rumor that martial law has been
declared has been spread by some vic
ious person. There is martial law only
,so far as a state of war exists. We are

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