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TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR. NO. 156.
!,©• Angeles Theater fcVl^SiS? 2 * '
TODAY—MATINKK AT 2 P. M.-LABT PERFORMANCE TONIGHT
Currier ffcforf
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!sU.-t? Knowle>-00med,.... OA- Jfunchbaek .ented Julia Marlowe to the public.
TONQnT, Jnaomar iA» *P~-t\~~- Seals Now on hale. Prices—26c. sflc, 7ic, ll.uo.
■ ~ "yvmar, rue Tartarian Telephone Main 70
{Wtm\\ a Sk tot Ange.ea' Boclety Vaudeville Theater
77/atmee God ay IS?" : S
™V* ▼ 41 Wilson. German Comedian and Yodler. The
, , _ w Nawns. Oreet Irish Corned, Duo. Glo>a Bros.,
viMl?i?« 1 Vj.??. nMU - u,t we** of The Great Olivette, Bros. Damm, Fannie Bloodgood,
Bi!tt*»?'?!lJX 1 . ,,ta »» * n<l Adams
Jr.Y XX cHANtaING-Evenlng Reserved Seats, 26 and 80 cents: Galler,. 10 cents.
Regular Matinees. Wednesday. Saturday and Sunday Telephone Main 1447
Qurbank Theater ,OHN Ci rWHERi M * n,ger -
Vhe€lie ford Co.
Tonight and Remainder of Week ZJhe fire Patrol . . .
9ffatinee Ztoday
PRICBB-lSc, 86c, 85c and SOe. Matinee—lOo and 16e. Phone Main 1270.
LOS AllfteleS Theatel* c - M - WOOD. Lessee and Treasurer.
8 " H. C. WTATT, Manager.
THg WORLD NX WEEK-Commenoln « Monday, March 7—MATINEE SATURDAY
famous SBlack SPatt/'s TJroubadours Pre ' en Kaleidoioo P e oi
COON COMEDY, COON BONOS. I OPERATIC MASTERPIECES and
JUBILEE SHOUTS. CAKE WALKS. /»,.*»...
BUCK DANCERS, VAUDEVILLE | ZSlaek ZTatti
Everybody should bring their ahoutinc voice, for It will be required during THE CAKE WALK!
Seats now on sale—Prices, tl 00, 76c, 60c, 26c, Tel. Main TO.
agricultural Park fe.^nVM.n.ger
Scares and Jfcounds cotrs?ng US . or Shine
SUNDAY, MARCH 6, Commencing 10:30 A. M.
ffstt ttjggg eg U< " M luciaitot ' rand Mu " c
California Limited .
via Oanta +¥c Sloute ever,
Leaves Los Angeles...BK» a.m. Sunday, Tuesday and Friday OtA**
Leaves Pasadena 8:23 a.m. Sunday, Tuesday and Friday vinwr
7 r !J ve Klnsas City..._6:lo p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday «7)_„
Arrive St. Louis 700 a.m. Wednesday; Friday and Monday *
Arrive Chicago 9:43 a.m. Wednesday, Friday and Monday l llllrmlllnlmlllT . m ,a, llim J
it JwJf *P'f n , d,d I'* 1 " Is for (lrst-ctass travel onl,, but there Is no extra charge beyond tbe regular
J&'te~Shaped Urack,**
DONE IN A DAY
ON THE TUESDAY AND SATURDAY SPECIALS
fr-?. d *. ,t L < l n "5 Pft !?5 uUr t raln '«"»ce the Bsnta Fe runs on every Tuesday a special express
train, using in Medlands, Riverside and tbe beauties of Santa Ana Canyon. Leaves Los Angeles
J*!* «Jj leaTS* Pasadena at 9:2S a. m. Returning arrives at Los Angeles at »:25 p.m. Pasadena
»:M p. m„ giving two hours stop at both Badlands and Riverside.
Vhe 06,en,atio» Car %mmWr®^SWWim
San 2)/effo and Coronado 33each
TUB MOST BEAUTIFUL SPOT IN THE WORLD
TWp daily trains, carrying parlor can, make the ran ln abont tour hours from Lot Angeles,
•nd on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights the Coronado Special will run. The ride Is
delightful, carrying you for seventy miles along the Pacific Ocean beach.
Santa Fe Route Office, 200 Spring St.. corner Second.
$anta Catalina —** A Magic Island "
BJ4 hours from Los Angeie«, Cal. NEW BTXAMER "FALCON" now on. A WINTER RESORT
■ "'•Wftte 1 n A »«rlc«t Charming Climate: Wonderful Natural Attractions! Famous Fishing
and Wild Goat Shooting THE GREAT MOUNTAIN ST AG 15 ROAD Delightful Coast Ex
ctiraton*; Ola** Bottom Boats revealing the wonders of the ocean's depth* HOTEL METRO
POLE, remodeled and enlarged Round trl,p daily, except Sunday, ree Southern FaAfle and
Terminal Railway time tables. Full information and illustrated pamphlets from
BANNING CO., 222 S. Spring St., Los Angeles.
G. H Humphreys' Catalina Island Carrier Pigeon Service in dally operation to Los Angeles,
Qstrlch Farm . . South Pasadena ..
NEARLY 100 GIGANTIC BIRDS OF ALL AGES.
Open dally to visitors Tips, Plumes, Boas and Capes for sale direct from the producer.
N. B.—We have no agenc, In Los Angeles, and have lor tale Ihe onl, genuine California feath
. erson the market. The most appropriate present to send east
UAtal Rminnrd a new and elegantly-furnished lamily and tourist hotel;
MWIOI Dl glliai U flnt clatj. but moderate rates; ISO rooms. 76 with bath; ail
modern conveniences; American and European plan; now open; opposite pestoffiee,Main
street. Los Angeles. ISAAC HOSIER, Proprietor.
PENNSYLVANIA GOLDITES
WILL PUT A STATE TICKET IN
THE FIELD
Ex-President Cleveland Expresses His
Belief ln the Success of the Free
Silver Movement
PHILADELPHIA, March 4.—Represen
tatives of the state organizations of the
Jeffersonlan or gold Democratic party met
here today and resolved to put ln the field
a ticket ot their own (or state offices,
from the governorship down, and for mem
bers of congress in every district.
A letter from ex-President Cleveland
was read in which he says:
"I hope most sincerely that there may be
a sound money movement ln Pennsylvania
that will be strong and useful. I cannot
account (or the arrogant confidence of the
free silver forces except upon the theory
that they are led to believe that there is
very little aggressive effort to be made by
their opponents.
"It Is strange that the apparent apathy
In many of our sound money states should
give plausibility to such a belief. If any
one believing with us supposes that free
silver can be prevented from controlling
the two houses of the next congress with
out effective organization and hard work,
the quicker he abandons that idea the
more useful he wll be as a sound money
man.
''I am so anxious ln my desire to see our
country blessed with safe money and a
suitable financial system that I am of the
opinion that we ought to give patriotic
and consistent support, to any plan which
insures this result and. which has the ele
ment that promises its successful advoclcy.
"(Signed) GROVER CLEVELAND."
An executive committee of fifteen was
appointed to carry out the purpose of the
meeting.
Personal Property Title
SAN FRANCISCO, March 4.—The su
preme court today decided that a transfer
of personal, property Is absolutely neces
sary to give title and without that transfer
an agent's stock can be levied against as
to creditors. This decision reversed the
Judgment of the lower court In the case ot
Bull and Grant Farm Implements com
pany of this city against the Winona Wag
on company. The plaintiff purchased the
vehicles on time, became Insolvent and
upon demand turned, over the stock or
wagons in which the wagon company
claimed an interest. The assignee of the
Insolvent .corporation demanded the re
turn of the wagons from the manufactur
ers but the superior court gave Judgment
against the insolvent corporation. .
A Chinese Rebellion
SHANGHAI, March 4.—A special corre
spondent of. the. Shanghai Mercury at Klu
Kla'ng, alleges that the viceroys of Ran
king and H,ii Kang have entered Into a
compact with the governor of Hu Nan to
direct the affairs of the entire valley of the
Yang Tse Klang and the adjoining terri
tories. The triumvirate proposes to gov
ern this region irrespective of any orders
from the emperor, who will be allowed no
voice whatever ln Its affairs, thns virtually
splitting China into two separate adminis
trations. The rebellion Is due to China's
allowing the Yang Tse Llkin revenues
hitherto a perquisite Of the mandarins, to
be used as a guarantee of the Anglo-Ger
man loan which would mean partial
European control.
The Cretan Question
LONDON, March 6.—The Constantinople
correspondent of the Standard says: Ad
miral Spdydloff, who Is on hla way to
Crete to take command of the Russian
squadron, was not received by the sultan
while here. It was reported at the palace
that he is under instructions from the
czar to embark Prince George of Greece
and to land him ln Crete. Djevad Pasha,
the Turkish military commander in Crete,
has been ordered to oppose such an at
tempt with every means In his power. The
Russian admiral, Skrydloff, who will com
mand the Russian squadron in Cretan
waters, arrived at Athens today, and had
an audience with King George, to whom
he handed a letter from Emperor Nicholas.
He will proceed to Crete tomorrow.
A New Railroad
SAN FRANCISCO, March 4.—lt Is posi
tively announced that work is about to be
started on the West Shore railway between
this city and f ..ta Crus. The surveys
have been completed, rights of way per
fected and estimates approved for the con
struction and equipment of a broad gauge
road seventy miles long, to cost $1,600,000.
C. M. Sanger, a Milwaukee capitalist, and
several business associates in Milwaukee
and Chicago are largely Interested ln the
projected road.
STATE NOTES
The 2-year-old daughter of Mark Plase
of Yuba City was fatally burned yesterday,
her clothing catching fire from a burning
brush pile.
A Chinese threw himself ln front of the
northbound pasesnger train at St Helena
yesterday and was beheaded by the wheels
of the engine.
Ex-Constable Joe Harveston of Santa
Cruz, convicted of mayhem, his victim
being a barber named Harris, will he taken
to Ban Qucntln today to begin a fourteen
years' sentence, having decided not to ap
peal.
Two Indians from Victoria, B. C, who
belong to the sealing schooner City of San
Diego, arrived at Santa Cruz yesterday ln
-an Indian dugout. They deserted from the
vessel near Pigeon point, got Into a north
wester and were two daw without food or
drink.
Mrs. Florence Blythe Hinckley has added
another victory to her score. Boswell M.
Bly the brought suit for the entire estate
left by Thomas H. Blythe and yesterday
Judge Seawell of the superior oourt sus
tained Mrs. Hinckley's demurrer without
giving the plaintiff permission to amend
his complaint and forthwith gave Judgment
for defendant. This is In line with the de
cisions of the California supreme court.
THE HERALD
WANT TO KNOW
When the Maine Court
Will Make Report
NO ANSWER RECEIVED
TO INQUIRIES ADDRESSED TO
SAMPSON
SPANISH PURCHASE OF SHIPS
Leads United States Naval Officials to
Complain of Their Inability
to Bo Likewise
Associated Press Special Wire
WASHINGTON, March 4.-At last there
Is a prospect of learning: when the report
of the court of inquiry In the case of the
Maine disaster Is to be made; that it, it the
court Itself Is competent to pass an opin
ion on that point. A telegram has been
sent to Capt. Sampson asking when it Is
expected that the report can be made. So
far there has been no response, and it may
be that the president of the court wishes
to counsel first with his colleagues before
delivering a response. The fact that this
inquiry has been addressed to the court by
Secretary Long at the Instance ot the
cabinet is regarded as propitious of the
correctness of the statement that has been
made almost dally for several days past
by members of the administration that it
had no control over the court and did not
know when the report would come.
It Is said at the navy department at the
close of office hours today that no word had
come from Key West or Havannu save the
brief dispatches of the past two days rela
tive to the disposition of wounded men and
dead bodies.
It Is probable that the Olympla, flagship
of the Asiatic squadron and the peerless
queen of cruisers, will come home to San
Francisco. The navigation bureau has
this movement under consideration and in
view of the fact that the ship has been
three years away from a navy yard, en
gaged ln hard cruising service, even if
there were no other reason, it is likely that
the order will be given.
The Olympla is a protected cruiser of
extraordinary speed and endurance, with
a battery strong enough to overpower al
most anything short of a battleship and
speed enough to run away from that or
anything else that she does not care id
fight.
The torpedo boat Wlnslow at Norfolk
has completed repairs and will join the
flotilla at Key West as soon as the gale on
the coast blows itself out and makes the
run down safe.
Naval officers are deeply interested in
the reports of the purchase of warships
by Spain, and make the reports of these
transactions the text for complaints of the
inability of our navy department to do
likewise. However, as to the report from
London today of the purchase of the Ama
zonas by Spain, it Is said at the depart
ment that this vessel sailed for Brazil sev
eral months ago and has been delivered to
the Brazilian government. Her sister ship
is near completion in the Armstrong yards.
They are useful cruisers, copies of the Ba
ressa, now of the Brazilian navy, and their
strong point is their great radius of action
—8000 miles—which would enable them to
cross the Atlantic and recross without re
newing their coa. supply.
The other two ships building (or Brasll in
France, which are also reported to be
about to pass into Spain's possession, are
presumed to be the De Oro and the Flori
ona, which are building at Da Slenne, Tou
lon.' These are small but powerful little
battleships. Their tonnage Is only 3142,
but they carry (our ten-Inch rifles In tur
rets, in addition to two six-Inch and (our
ten»inch guns and a good secondary bat
tery. Their coal endurance, however, is
small and their (orte would seem to be
coast defense operations, or cruising near
the base of supplies.
The London reports also caused com
ments at the state department. In some
quarters the feeling was expressed that,
pending the findings of a court of Inquiry
In a case having the international phases
of the Maine explosion, the obligations of
neutrality were as strongly imposed on
Great Britain and Brazil as ln time of war.
The precedents apply only to a condition
of war, and not to conditions which may
eventually lead to war. In the Geneva
award, however, unfriendly acts by Great
Britain prior to the breaking out of the
rebellion constituted part of the case on
which heavy damages were awarded
against her. But, as a general rule, for
eign governments are free to sell warships,
either directly or through their citisens,
up to the actual date of hostilities.
Matters are very quiet, at least external
ly, ln the war department today. There is
a strong disposition to discuss the propo
sition to resume possession of Dry Tortu
gas, but the officials did not hesitate to
declare that only normal movements were
going on. It was unknown officially that
the troops at Salt Lake are being reviewed,
and It was said that If this were so it
could be nothing more than the usual peri
odical inspections required by the regula
tions. As (or the reported orders to in
spection officers at Bethlehem to be ready
for a quick start, It was said that Capt.
McNutt and Lieut. Bennett, who have
been on inspection duty for several years
past, are not disturbed and have had no
orders such as are reported from Bethle
hem.
In Its present defenseless condition, It Is
pointed out, Dry Tortugas Is a positive
source of danger, as It could be occupied
iby an enemy as a base of naval and mili
tary operations. The most essential fea
ture nf Its defense would be the moving of
guns and with these the harbor would give
one of the best roadsteads in southern wa
ters. The main defenses are on Tortugas
(meaning turtle) Island, and occupy prac
tically the entire Island, although a small,
narrow coral reef sweeps around It, af
fording additional shelter. The fort Is
known as Fort Jefferson. It Is a three
story brick structure, with casements, the
walls being four feet three Inches thick.
The garrison quarters are located in these
casements, the old plan being to place the
artillery ln the upper stories and the in
fantry below. The old defenses consisted
of thirty-two and forty-two pounder guns
and one or two parrots of 200 and SOO
pounds. These four feet three Inch walls
and old style guns would be of little serv
ice ln modern warfare, and such as remain
are possibly out of practical service by the
quarantine uses to which Fort Jefferson
has been put In recent years. The anchor
age Is probably better than that off Key
West, a fact made even by the preference
for Tortugas harbor shown by Admiral
Sicard during the southern rendezvous
of the North Atlantic squadron now in
progress.
NO DATE FIXED
It was developed this afternoon, through
telegraphic correspondence between Sec
retary Long and Admiral Sicard, that tha
LOS ANGELES, SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 5, 1898
court of Inquiry is unable to tlx even an
approximate date (or the conclusion of Its
investigation into the disaster to the
Maine.
Sharing the general anxiety for some in
formation on this point. Secretary Long
today, at the Instance of the cabinet, sent
a telegram to Admiral Sicard, asking him
when it was probable that the reports of
the court would be made and late tonight
the following reply was received:
KEY WEST, Fla., March 4.—Secretary of
the Navy: Have talked with the president
of the court of Inquiry and agree with him
that It Is not yet possible to fix a date for
the finding, as so much depends upon the
progress of the divers and wreckers and
the results they obtain. Every effort Is
being made to advance the Inquiry. The
court returns to Havana by Ihe Mangrove
this evening, having about finished the in
vestigation at Key West. (Signed)
SICARD.
Admiral Slcard's message is regarded of
ficially as disposing of the reports that the
court has as yet obtained positive or
conclusive Information bearing upon the
object of their Investigation. It Is taken to
mean that upon the testimony or discover
ies of the divers will depend the finding,
the examination of the officers and crew of
the ship having been Insufficient to enable
the court to even form an Idea as to what
lines may be opened up from the investiga
tion of the wreck Itself.
BACK TO HAVANA
KEY WEST, March 4.—After two post
ponements of Its departure, the court of
inquiry left for Havana this evening In the
lighthouse tender Mangrove. It is be
lieved by the best informed here that the
court will complete Its labors In the Cuban
capital within ten days. Only three of the
six days the court was here were devoted
to the work of investigation. The inactiv
ity of yesterday and today is still unex
plained, except by aseml-omclal statement
that Bear Admiral Sicard was awaiting in
structions from Washington. The ses
sions, It is generally understood, developed
no evidence by which the court could defi
nitely determine the cause of the explo
sion. A naval officer In close touch with
the members of the court said to the corre
spondent :
"With one exception, the witnesses who
testified here were Maine survivors. The
evidence, though, In most canes taking
longer to tell, can be summed up ln the
words of an enlisted man who, when Judge
Advocate Marix asked him what he knew
about the explosion, replied: "Sir, I was
blown up; I was saved, and I'm here."
"That was all he could swear to."
One important fact hae been learned,
however. It is that although the mem
bers of the court may haye their Individual
theories, they are by no means prepared as
a body to render a decisive verdict. The
official already quoted said: "If the court
has yet heard any testimony which would
enable It to decide intelligently that the
Maine was blown up from external causes
I am the most mistaken man in the world.
Before the coming Havana sessions are
over it may secure such evidence, and pos
sibly And that the blowing up was inten
tional. It will learn from the divers the
actual condition of the ship after the ex
plosion, as it has already learned from the
survivors most of the details of the ship's
condition before the explosion. With
these bases thoroughly established the
court will hear more expert theoretical tes
timony and then reach a verdict."
This statement can be taken as more
worthy of reliance than that of the Maine
officer who said the other day that he be
lieved the court was bound on evidence
already heard to find the cause of the ex
plosion external. Its conservatism Is also
at variance with the opinions ot many
other naval officers here, especially those
of the younger set, and directly contrary
to the belief of most of the Maine survi
vors that their ship was Intentionally
blown up.
Before sailing tonight Captain Sampson
had a long consultation with Admiral Si
card.
WORK ON THE WRECK
HAVANA. March 4.—The American di
vers, having examined more or less thor
oughly the ward room of the Maine and
the senior and Junior officers' mess rooms,
are today trying to effect an entrance Into
the petty officers' compartment, ln the
hope of finding some bodies there. How
ever, each day the belief grows stronger
that few If any more bodies will be recov
ered. Not one body was recovered today.
Captain Sharp, who Is ln charge of the
Merrltt & Chapman wrecking outfit, ap
preciates the difficulties of the situation
better than others. He will not specify
any time when the big- guns will be re
leased. It Is necessary first to remove the
top of the turrets. These are held ln place
by steel bolts, which must be cut loose.
The best Informed people here think a
month will elapse before the turrets are
opened.
In the meantime work on the minor de
tails of the wreck will proceed with all
possible speed.
The correspondent has been officially in
formed that the United States lighthouse
tender Mangrove, with the naval court of
Inquiry on board, will return here tomor
row morning.
The discipline on board the Spanish
cruiser Vizcaya is very high, which greatly
gratifies the Spaniards.
Senator Proctor, General Fltzhugh Lee,
Captain Sigsbee and many other prominent
Americans attended the ceremonies of dec
orating the graves of the Maine's dead to
day.
A hurricane which swept over the port
of Batabano, on the south coast of Cuba,
opposite Havana, has done great damage.
It destroyed a hut In.which were quartered
a number of soldiers belonging to the Cas
tlllan battalion, killing two of the men and
wounding twenty-five others. Thousands
of trees were swept away and the ships ln
the harbor were obliged to put hurriedly
to sea in order to avoid being wrecked.
TIME AND MONEY
WASHINGTON, March 4.-Senator Hale
has received from Secretary Long a re
ply to the letter recently sent by him as
chairman of the committee on naval af
fairs, resquentlng the secretary's opinion
upon the resolution introduced on Wash
ington's birthday by Senator Morgan, In
structing the committee to ascertain the
feasibility of constructing and equipping
within a year's time a warship to be called
the George Washington, and to be "equal
at least to any other in the world."
The secretary encloses a report made by
Chief O'Nlel of the bureau of ordnance
and a Joint report by Chief Htchborn of
the bureau of construction and Chief Mel
ville of the bureau of engineering. Mr.
O'Neil places the cost of the armor of such
a vessel, built under such a pressure, at
12,000,000, and the ordnance at $1,000,003,
while he says that if the construction were
extended over a period of two years' time
the cost of the ordnance could be reduced
to $900,000 and of the armor to $1,500,000. He
says that his bureau could do the work of
armoring and equipping such a vessel with
in a year's time, but to do so it would have
to have adequate ffinds placed at its dis
posal. He adds that the accomplishment
would necessitate constant work, day and
'night. He thinks two years the briefest
period In which the work could be econom
ically done.
Chiefs Hlchborn and Melville unite in the
following expression of opinion: "We do
not believe it feasible to construct such a
ship as contemplated, to be completed,
ready for service, within a year by the use
of the facilities named. It might be possible
by the most strenuous exertions to accom
plish this feat in eighteen months, at an
enormous cost, probably between $8,000,000
and $9,000,000 total cost."
Secretary Long says that, In view of
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A YUKON ROAD
To Be Built by the French
Bankers
• ■
THE ROUTE DECIDED ON
AN APPLICATION MADE FOB
RIGHT OF WAT
i
AN AGENT OF ROTHSCHILDS
Locates Hen to Hold a Townslte and
Leaves for London to Make
Arrangements i
Assoelated Press Special Wire
JUNEAU, Alaska, March 1, via Port
Townsend, Wash., March 4.—That the
Rothschilds will attempt to build a rail
road to the Yukon is now believed to be a
certainty. The steamer Walcott, which
arrived here last night, landed a party of
over forty men and equipments for rail
road building at Pyramid harbor, near the
Pyramid harbor salmon cannery.
S. Onderdonk, the engineer in charge of
the party, and F. Kaln Immediately or
dered the men to locate and build houses
upon the lands near the cannery. Lumber
was taken along for the purpose. This
move is made to hold the townslte. The
place had been surveyed ln January and
a plan of the district was submitted at that
time to the surveyor general of Alaska.
There was filed notice that a grant from
the United States was wanted for a rail
road terminal, trading post and factory
and for a right of way for a railway over
the Dalton trail.
These transaction were all accomplished
ln the name of H. Bratnober, who Is known
to be the mining expert and mineral pur
chasing agent of the Rothschilds who a few
weeks ago left for London to consult with
the Bothschllds and to arrange with the
Canadian government for the privilege of
crossing their territory.
Mr. Onderdonk reports that the grades
are several per cent less on the Dalton trail
than on the Canadian Pacific and that the
climatic difficulties are no more difficult
to overcome. It Is said here by those who
accompanied Bratnober on his expedition
to the interior (hat he thinks that in sev
eral places where excavations for road
beds are necessary enough low grade ore
will be loosened to finance many miles of
construction.
Twenty or thirty employes of the Tread
well company, who have learned of the
objects of the expedition, have chartered
a tug and scow and will leave as soon as
they can get tehlr stuff loaded for Pyramid
harbor to squat upon town lots, that being
a profitable form of investment In Alaska
at present.
A SCHEME ABANDONED
POHTLAND, Ore.. March 4.—The pro
posed expedition of the Snow and Ice
Transportation company of Chicago to
Alaska has been abandoned. General
Manager Rosenfeld says he has made sat
isfactory settlements with all but one party
of the gold hunters who had bought tickets
for transportation to Dawson by the Snow
and Ice train. The company has a con
tract with the war department for the
transportation of 150 tons of relief supplies
to the Klondike, and when the government
relief expedition was abandoned, Manager
Rosenfeld deemed It wise to drop the
whole Snow and Ice scheme. He says
everything will be settled and all bills paid.
It Is probable that the company will file
a claim against the government for the
expense already Incurred.
A STEAMER STRANDED
VICTORIA. B. C, March 4.—The steamer
City of Seattle, which arrived from Alas
ka tonight, reports that the steamer
Whltelaw of San Francisco Is ashore on
Sheep Creek bar ln Cannlnlau channel, near
Taku Inlet. The bar Is a sandy one, and
It is expected that the Whltelaw will be
floated without Injury. Another steamer
Is reported ashore on Shelter point, this
side of Nanalmo. She did not want assist
ance. Her name could not be learned.
Capt. Roberts says the 'longshoremen at
Skaguay are still on strike for TS cents an
hour.
A MINER ROBBED
SAN FRANCISCO, March 4.-G. P.
Smith, who arrived in this city today from
Stockton on his way to the Klondike, was
relieved of $175 at the Mining fair tonight
by a pickpocket. The police have a slight
clew.
NORTH POLE GOLD
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., March 4.—A
party of fifteen men from Bay City, Mich.,
are building an eighty ton schooner here In
which they expect to sail north about May
1. The party will prospect on the Noatak,
Kookpuk and other rivers which empty
Into the Arctic ocean between Cape Prince
of Wales and Point Hope. A whaler known
"as "Swede" Jensen will accompany the
party.
Jensen says all the rivers emptying Into
the Arctic ocean north of Cape Prince of
THE CUBAN QUESTION SOLVED
An Influential Spanish Newspaper Boldly Advocates the Sale
of the Island to the United States
•♦• MADRID, March 4.—Commenting on the rumors of President Me
♦ Kinley's project to purchase Cuba, El Naclonal, in an article under the
♦ caption "The Best Solution of the Cuban Question," exclaims:
+ "Will nobody preach and proclaim the annexation of Cuba to the
♦ United States by agreement with Spain, on condition that the United
+ States redeem Its Insular debt, favoring us during a certain period by
+ a tariff concession and guaranteeing under a powerful authority and a
♦ respected flag the lives and property of Spanish residents in Cuba?
+ "Behold a solution of the problem which would win popular sym
♦ pathy, procuring the best termination of any foreseen or present heart
♦ burnings of the nation."
•»> The article has provoked much comment.
♦ Xl Naclonal argues that American intervention already exists "in
+ the succor American warships have already conveyed to the paclflcos,
+ formerly Spain's enemies."
♦ It says: "America will continue to foster the rebellion; and if Spain
+ does not find means to suppress the insurrection the pacific interm'ed
♦ dllng of the United States will soon become armed intervention, in
+ which event it will be worth while to mediate as to the best means
♦ to protect the lives and property of residents in Cuba who are loyal
+ to Spain.
♦ "Either independence or radical autonomy will produce anarchy In
♦ the colony and lead to the extermination of everything Spanish and
♦ the ruination of the Spanish exchequer."
INDEX
TO TELEGRAPHIC NEWS
The McCoy-Burley fight results In
knock-out by the Kid In the middle ot
the second round.
The Influential Spanish newspaper,
El Naclonal, boldly advooates the sale
of Cuba to the United States.
Wire rod and wire nail makers
complete their combination, leaving
out only four concerns tn the whole
United States.
War said to be unavoidable be
tween Costa Rica and Nicaragua, but
other Central American countries will
not be Involved.
Ex-President Cleveland expresses
his belief that the free silver move
ment will win If the goldltes don't get
to work and keep at It.
A Chicago syndicate formed to as
sume the concessions granted to the
Maritime Canal company, and to go
ahead with the Nicaragua canal.
Admiral Slcard's precept convening
the Maine court of Inquiry given to
the public; the members now at Key
West, waiting for orders to return to
Havana.
Official inquiry of Capt. Samson aa
to the report of the Maine court of in
quiry receives no answer: naval offi
cers comment on purchase of ships of
war by Spain.
Spain is buying ships built ln Eng
land for other nations, funds having
been provided by Prance; American,
navy yards present a scene of activity
where vessels now out of commission
are being fitted for service.
The senate passes the bill extending
the homestead law to Alaska and pro
viding rights of way for railroads;
the house sends two appropriation
bills to the president, and passes
some private pension bills.
4.4.4.4.4.4.4.4.44.44.4.4.4.4.4.4.4.4.
Wales are rich in gold deposits and that
nuggets can be picked up by the handful
in the beds of rivers only a few miles back
from the coast. The party will take outfits
for a stay of two years.
The steamship Valencia arrived at Seat
tle today from San Francisco en route to
Copper river, Alaska, with 250 passengers.
The steamers Del Norte and Huefceme
sailed tonight for southeastern Alaska
ports.
LONG LIVE THE KING
Italian Anniversary Celebrates With
Imposing- Ceremony
ROME, March 4.—King Humbert said at
the celebration today:
"As at the dawn of our resurrection, all
classes of citizens were welded together to
secure the country's freedom, to today
they are united and mutually aiding one
another. The indissoluble union of my
house with the destinies of the people based
on concord of Ideas and strengthened by
past misfortunes and glories will be the
most secure bulwark of the Italian
fatherland."
These concluding allusions to the dyn
asty were greeted with shouts of "long live
the king."
The scene was most imposing. The
speech was delivered from the throne and
was ln reply to the address of the senators
and deputies. A reception followed the
king's speech. His majesty met with the
most enthusiastic greetings ,f,rom the peo
ple while on his way from the qulrlnal to
the capitol, through the troop-lined
streets.
The king on returning to the qulrlnal re
ceived another vociferous ovation from
the Immense crowds of people ln the
streets.
All the prlnlcpal towns In the country
were Illuminated tonight
A Vienna dispatch Says: During a gala
performance at a theater at Trieste this
evening there were disorderly pro-Italian
demonstrations. The police stopped the
performance, closed the theater and made
two arrests.
OVER A WOMAN
On* Gilroy Man in Hospital, One in
Jail
GILROY, Cal., March 4.—As the result of
a stabbing affary which took place ten
miles north of Gilroy. on the ranch of
Thomas Nlhlll, the. latter is in Jail await
ing the outcome of the wounds which he
inflicted upon Philip Kelly, who Is lying
at death's door at tnjJßcounty Infirmary.
11l feeling between The two men has re
cently been engendered because of a suit
for divorce brought by Mrs. Nlhlll, who Is
a cousin of Kelly. From the appearance
of the houses occupied by the men the
fighting took place In . both dwellings,
which are In close proximity. Kelly re
ceived twenty-four deep wounds on his
head and breast, made with a large pocket
knife, while Nlhlll had two severe cuts ln
his right arm.
The men tell conflicting stories as to wKo
was the aggressor.
The Unlucky Pinta
SAN FRANCISCO, March 4.-The naval
reserve steamer Plnta which started for
San Diego last night got no farther than
Black point. Had she gone outside the
Golden Gate she would probably now be
drifting about on the ocean with a limited
spread of canvas. The Pinta's boilers re
fused to work and steam escaped as fast
as It could be made. It will be ten days
before the Pinta ran be put into condition
to warrant taking her to sea. She had
Just been turned over to the naval reserve
by the Mare Island navy yard and was
supposed to be In perfect condition.
Ten Pages
PRICE FIVE CENTS
ALASKA LANDS
Subject to Operation of the
Homestead Law
BUILDERS OF RAILROAD
WILL NOT BE TROUBLED OVER
RIGHT OF WAY
TWO APPROPRIATION BILLS
Disposed of by the House and Are Nov
Beady for the President's
Signature)
Associated Press Special Wire
WASHINGTON, March 4.-After a de
bats lasting several days the senate, late
this afternoon, passed the bill extending
the homestead laws and providing for right
of way for railroads In tbe district ot
Alaska. Comparatively little discussion of
general Interest was created by the bill.
Section 13, providing for certain bonding
concessions to Canada ln lieu of privileges
to be extended by the Dominion govern
ment to this country, however, induced a
rather lively debate, as it brought into the
controversy the old fisheries question on
the New England coast, which has been
pending between the United States and
Great Britain for a hundred years. The
statement was made on the floor of the
senate that there was every reason to be
lieve that by the passage of the bill the
fisheries question could be settled without
great effort, as assurances to that effect
had been received from a large and Intiuee
tlal element ln Canada.
Senator Morgan announced his purpose
to introduce a resolution at an early date
making a second call upon the president
for the consular, correspondence, bearing
upon the oondltion of affairs ln Cuba.
"I think," he said, "that the senate and
the country are entitled to know officially
what the condition there Is, and the reports
of the consuls should not be withheld for
an unusual length of time. I do not, how
ever, wish to complicate this matter wfth
the Maine disaster and shall not Introduce
the resolution while the court of Inquiry
is sitting unless Its report Is unnecessarily
delayed. I have set no time for the presen
tation of the matter, but will be guided as
to the time by the circumstances as they
arise."
He said In reply to a question that the
resolution proposed by him would be
couched In terms demanding the submis
sion of the correspondence.
The senate, by a vote of 46 to 7, struck out
the paragraph ln the Alaskan bill reserv
ing to the government the right to pur
chase any railroad tramway or wagon road
at its actual cash value.
A resolution was passed authorising the
printing of 15,000 copies of a pamphlet by
Commodore George. W. Melville, on the
commercial, military and strategic advan
tages to the United States of the Nic/ a
guan canal and Hawaiian islands. ' A
The reading of the Alaskan bill waC, hen
resumed. Sewell of New Jersey Offered »
following proviso to section 8, which was
adopted:
"That where the space (for the construc
tion of a railroad) is limited; the United
States district court shall require the road
first constructed to allow other railway
or tramway to pass over Its track or tracks
through such canyon, pass or defile on such
equitable basis as the said court may pre
scribe, and all shippers shall be entitled to
equal accommodations as to the movement
of their freight and without discrimination
ln favor of any person or corporation."
The last paragraph of section 6, reserv
ing the right to the government to pur-'
chase or take by proceedings of condemna
tion any railroad, tramway or wagon road
at Its actual cash valuation, being ln line
of government ownership of railroads, was
stricken out by an aye and nay vote, 48 to
7, the seven votes cast In favor of the para
graph being by Allen of Nebraska, Butler
of North Carolina, Harris of Kansas. Helt
feld of Idaho, Nelson of Minnesota, Teller
of Colorado and Turner of Washington.
The reading and amending of the bill,
while long and tedious, was accomplished
without particularly Important debate un
til section 13 was reached. This provides
for the extension to Canada of the bonding
privileges on Alaskan trade with Canada
at the port of Wrangel in Alaska, on con
dition that certain concessions are given
this country by the Dominion government,
among them being the right of our fisher
men to enter Canadian ports for the pur
chase of bait or other supplies.
Mr. Turner of Washington moved to
strike out that part of the section which
related to the entering of Canadian ports
by American fishermen. He did not, he
said, make the motion because he was hot
tile to the New England fisheries but be
cause he deemed it unfair to burden this
measure with a demand upon the Dominion
government that it yield a contention that
had existed for a hundred years. Hale of
Maine inquired If Turner did not think it
would be to the advantage of the United
States to obtain the fisheries concessions
from Canada.
Turner replied that It would be of advan
tage if he could obtain it, but he did not be
lieve it could be obtained.
Hansbrough of North Dakota said that
the committee on public lands was In pos
session of Information that Canada would
accept the conditions Imposed by the sec
tion. He was firmly of the opinion that the
Dominion government would yield on the
fisheries question ln view of the conces
sions made to It by the bill.
Hoar of Massachusetts expressed 'the
hope that Turner would not insist upon his
motion. The fisheries question was not a
local one ln New England, but a national
question, a question, too, particularly ap
plicable to the people of tbe northwest,
where the fisheries Interest was annually
becoming greater. He felt that the fish
eries problem was one of immense import
ance to the people of the northwest and
ought not to be stricken from the measure.
In supporting and supplementing what
Mr. Hoar had said, Frye of Maine said
that the pending bill was of national Im
portance. He thought there was never a
better opportunity to secure concessions
from the Canadian government than at the
present time, when the Canadians wanted
something from the United States. He did
not think the motion ought to prevail, he
cause we have long been giving Canada
much and receiving little In return.
Mr. Frye believed that If it were not for
the captlousness of Canada, there would
not be the slightest trouble between this
country and Great Britain.
Wilson supported the contention. ot
Turner, and thought It the height of ab
surdity to tack the fisheries question to
a bill providing for the encouragement of
railway construction ln Alaska.
Carter agreed with Hoar and Frye. that
the fisheries question, so far as It was con
sidered in this bill, was of national. Im
portance. The fisheries Industry In Alaska
and the northwest now reached tt.ora.oat

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