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A SPECIAL NEWS SERVICE The Herald has a special and exclusive telegraph service that la nnequaled by •ny paper west of Chicago with the slnglo exception of the San Francisco Examiner. Not only la to be found In these pages the full report of the Associated Press, the greatest newsgatherlng agency in the world, but an exclusive service from special correspondents at San Francisco, Chicago, Now York, and Washington, who have exceptional advantages by their connection with the greatest news papers in those cities. The full reports of the Associated Prase, day and night, amount in all to an aver age of 20000 words. These are dally supplemented in The Herald by exclusive dispatches, which vary from SOO to 2 000 words per day. WORK FOR DEMOCRATS The Democratic executive committee for Los Angeles county will meet In this city next Saturday, March 26th, when, among other things, the plan of organi sation and work for the coming campaign will be considered. In anticipation of this meeting the reorganization sub committee, composed of Abbot Kinney, chairman, D. Neuhart and M. W. Conk ling, has issued a circular to the Demo cratic voters indicating the following lines of work that, In their opinion, Should be taken up. In national affairs there are two amendments that should be made a part of the federal constitution: First, the election of United States senators by a direct vote of the people; second, the abo lition of the electoral collage in the elec tion of president and vice president of the United States, the vote for those of ficials In the state to be direct and with out the existing superfluous and danger ous intermediaries. There can be no valid reasonable opposition to these re forms. They are not party questions, and the necessity for their establishment has long been apparent. An amendment to the state constitu tion along the following lines is recom mended: All ships operated en the ocean outside of the marine league, and juris- Siction and protection of the state at Cali fornia to be freed from state or local tax ation and placed on an equal footing with those of states and nations not tax ing such ships, and to free California ocean ships from the present handicap. A new county government bill is de clared to be a necessity. It should place In the hands of each county the power to fix its own salaries and all details of gov ernmental methods not in conflict with the general plan of county government throughout the state. Second, a mandatory act obliging municipalities to accept the county as sessment as the basis of their taxing values, and the collection of all taxes at one place, by the county tax collector. The grand jury list submitted by each' judge to he published fifteen days before the grand jury Is drawn, and all exam inations of public business to be public. The petit jury is also in need of remod eling. No juror should be called upon to try more than one case each year. A reform should be undertaken In the management of aid to indigents. The present system is making beggars. What is needed in county affairs is a Judicious revision of the system of gov ernment, looking to better service and lower taxes. These our candidates must be closely pledged to secure. The cen tral committee should be instructed to hold to strict and prompt account any Democratic officer who may neglect his duty. The district attorney's office needs overhauling. The county treasurer should also be county tax collector. Mortgage foreclosure fees and the charges for the public administration of small estates require modification on careful and conservative lines. County expenses must be reduced. This is an easy thing to do without injury to the public service. The referendum, so favorably known in the voting on bond Issues, should be extended in its appli cation to other important public ques tions. Is there any good citizen who could conscientiously decline to subscribe to a platform composed of the foregoing planks? The duty of the Democratic party of Los Angeles county is set plainly tefore iv ' ---^ ALARMING SYMPTOMS Much has been said of late, by public men and journals on both sides of the Atlantic, regarding the dignified poise and serenity of the president since the disaster to the Maine threw the country Into a state of excitement bordering on hysteria, and his coolness and compos ure during the trying ordeal has been highly commended. Abroad It has been taken as an Inspiration of the purest patriotism; at home it has been other wise accounted for. While doubts of his loyalty have never been raised, there are those, and not without reason, who have feared that his deliberate assumption of an attitude In somewhat striking contrast with pre vailing public sentiment—an attitude which he has sustained without the slightest indication of weakening—was more due to Influences that have sur rounded him than to any natural Im pulse to be unwarrantably conservative. His most intimate advisers, since a cri sis became imminent, have notoriously been averse to a conflict with Spain, under whatever provocation or pretext. He has been dally closeted with Senator Hanna, the recognized representative of Wall street, who is conceded to have greater influence at the White House than any member of the cabinet; with Levi P. Morton, the acknowledged agent of one of the greatest money syndicates in this country, largely Interested in Spanish securities and with Mr. Mc- Cook, also concerned In such' a settle ment of the trouble as shall least dis turb extensive investments made by himself and the people he represents; and it is not denied that the single mem ber of his cabinet who stands for heroic methods has the least Influence with him. Between the Scylla of this Wall street influence and insistence and the Charyb ■ dis of popular acclaim, dally growing louder and more imperative, It is not strange that the executive, as described by our dispatches. Is "almost at the point of collapse;" that his condition be gins to excite the alarm of his friends; that he has frequent spells of despond ency, and Is in a state of nervous terror; that he has apprehensions of assassina tion, and suffers more or less of remorse over the loss of the Maine. It is possible that his condition Is not as alarming as Indicated by the latest advices, and yet it would be rSmarKable if he were to pass through the ordeal without some evidences of the physical as well as mental strain he has endured. His position, under the most favorable circumstances, would be far from en viable; obviously controlled by an In fluence which he to resist, but which'he has comVVo see is'antagonistic to prevailing public sentiment and' a'clng to the success of .his adminftatra tion, it Is not strange that his rrtental collapse Is regarded as imminent. The country has become measurably reconciled to an Inane administration of the state department and the practical assumption by the president of the duties of the secretary; but if Mr. McKinley has become the victim of "moods," such as . ..* ~i are described by the Washington cor respondents, there Is grave cause for alarm. Fortunately the executive's er raticism, unlike that of Germany's ruler, pursues lines of pleasantness and peace. It gives promise of a sufficiency, If not an abnormal surplus, of deliberation. FRANCE AND SPAIN The London Spectator of February" 19th contains an Interesting article on the relations of Spain and France, to which the more Importance attaches be cause it was written before the Spanish- American crisis became serious; Indeed, it refers more to France's interest than to anything else. France, says the Spectator, is the neighbor, and the only neighbor, of Spain (How about Portugal?). Therefore, France is bound to concern herself with Spain. Whatever concerns France must, in the long run, concern Europe, for France holds, geographically as well as morally and politically, so central and so commanding a position that, weak or strong, perplexed or at ease, she is almost of necessity the pivot state of Europe. In spite of the fact that Spain is, from a military and naval point of view, a weak state, her direct hostility to France might be a matter of the most vital importance. France has, be sides the neutral states of Belgium, and Switzerland, three neighbors, Germany, Italy and Spain. Sup pose her at war with Germany and Italy, and obliged to place armies along both the Alps and the Rhine. Under these circumstances the ability to leave the Pyrenees unguarded would be most Important. However weak that country might be, a hostile Spain would require at least 100,000 men to watch the Pyrenees and prevent the southwest of France from being plundered. A hun dred thousand men locked up in this way might mean the difference between vic tory and defeat. Continuing, the Spectator says that Spain's difficulties have of late been France's opportunity, and that the secret archives of the foreign offices of Paris and Madrid would show that France had given help to Spain in many ways un dreamed of by the public. It hints that the stiffness of the Spanish last fall when Spain and the United States came to close quarters over the Cuban ques tion, was due to the fact that Spain knew that in the last resort she could appeal for help to a power which could not afford to neglect her demands. This view, of course, will be taken with sev eral grains of salt in the United States. In any event it could not influence the policy of the United States in the Cuban question. In conclusion the Spectator says that no one could be responsible for the gov ernment of France for a single day and not realize the absolute necessity for, keeping Spain from falling into the hands of Germany. If France did not help Spain that country would apply, and almost certainly with success, to the triple alliance, with which the queen LOS ANGELES HERALD« TUESDAY MORNING. MARCH 22, 1898 regent has, owing to her birth, such close and Influential relations. This Is a moat Interesting view of the situation, and shows that tbe money In terest the bankers of Paris have In Spain Is not the only consideration that keeps Paris and Madrid in touch with each other. However, that can make no difference to the United States, when this country once determines that it is right and proceeds to go ahead. GROWTH OF THE WAR SPIRIT A local official, whose duties bring him In contact with a large number of peo ple, and who has occasion to frequent numerous places where the multitude is wont to congregate, gives It as bis opin ion that ninety-nine of every hundred in this community favor a declaration of hostilities, believing a conflict Inevitable, and holding to the opinion that the sooner the blow Is struck the shorter will be the struggle. This may be an overestimate, and yet there can be no doubt concerning the drift of sentiment, here as elsewhere throughout the country. In New York and Boston, centers* of conservative thought, the war spirit has been conspicuously manifested since the Maine disaster, and It is noted that the orchestras In all of the theaters of those cities have apparently been unable to satisfy the popular demand for national airs, and upon numerous occasions re cently the regular program has had to give way to efforts upon the part of the musicians to meet the patriotic demands of the audiences In that behalf. Ad vantage is taken of every Incident, In plot and score and program, to manifest zealous loyalty and patriotism, the sen timent being naturally and notably in fectious. On the other hand, tbe pulpit orators all over the land, In deference to the unconcealed demand for ministerial ex pressions, are discussing the probabil ities of war, and outlining the duties of Christian citizenship in the crisis im pending. Absent Americans, whether in Paris, London, or elsewhere on the continent, are also In a state of nervous expectancy, and frantically eager for Intelligence of the opening of hostilities. Distance seems to have no Influence In diminish ing their patriotic ardor, which finds ex pression In various ways. The most sig nificant demonstr.il inn of the past few days, as Indicating the loyalty of Ameri cans abroad, developed at Mazatlan, where $6000 was speedily raised to swell the fund for the national defense. One year ago the citrus fruit growers of Southern California declared that a tariff of one cent per pound would bfe a great .blessing* to this country, but now that they have the tariff they declare that unless the railroads reduce the freight rates it is probable that three thousand carloads of seedling oranges will rot on the ground; and some of them are beginning to ask themselves the question, "Does protection prdlect?" The bill to be reported by the senate committee on Pacific railroads will pro vide that the purchasers of the Central branch must pay the principal and Inter est of the debt due to the United States. This is the cheerful information Mr. Huntington will glean from his morning paper today. He will probably early tap the wires of the Western Union Tele graph company. Suc*h nonsense will not be tolerated. The Marquis de Hoyas affects the be lief that the United States has inspired the Philippine patriots to another re volt, and threatens us with a counter demonstration against the Stars and Stripes "in the southern states of the union." This constitutes the most amus ing suggestion yet vouchsafed by the enemy. Blanco, in his messages to the Spanish minister at Washington, Insists that "af fairs In the island are quiet." There can scarcely be a doubt about that state ment—it is the quietness of death and of desolation. Dead people are not usually active or unduly assertive. The house yesterday passed, by a unanimous vote, the bill reported by the naval committee for the relief of the survivors of the battleship Maine. And in the same spirit will the American peo ple unanimously approve of the action of their representatives. The parity between the administra tion's war pledges and its ante-election promises is being maintained without much difficulty. It may safely be said that a move on Cuba will be made when the mills are opened. "With the sincere friendship of Brazil," the Amazonas was transferred to the United States. We are grateful for Bra zil's friendship, and we hope to be pleased with her big battleship. The Pinkertons indignantly deny em ployment in the Spanish interest. They have done some pretty mean things for all sorts of people, but they draw the line on the Spaniards. The Monterey and Monadnock left San Diego yesterday, but the place is not left wholly unprotected. It still has the armored cruiser Daily Union. The naval bill, besides providing for at least three battleships of the first class, will contain an item for four docks, one of which will be on this coast. The mobilization of the French fleet should cause no alarm. Mobilization of battleships has come to be regarded as simply a fin de siecle fad. On the question of war the president's cabinet is said to be evenly divided, four in opposition and General Alger ram pant. Spain wants Austria to help her let go of Cuba. A SAD SURPRISE San Diego Won't Get Its New Water System SAN DIEGO, Cal., March 21.—A genuine surprise was sprung In the common coun cil this evening, when a request waa made by the Southern California Water company to be released from its contract with San Diego. The company Is building the Mo reno water system, which Is designed to furnish a water supply for this city, and also to Irrigate 100,000 acres of land. The city voted 21,500,000 In bonds to pay for tbe water supply. Owing to litigation none of the bonds have been issued. The com pany, however, has expended over 2600,000 on the work, which is well advanced. In his letter to the common council. Pres ident E. S. Babcock of the company gives several reasons for asking to be released, the principal one being "the present unsat- Isfactory conditions of business In this sec tion on account of the policy of the Santa Fe railroad, the present railroad combine and accompanying discriminations." The request was referred to the joint water committee. CONDENSED TELEGRAMS The nearest approach to a blizzard ex perienced this winter is now in progress at Huron, S. D. The wind comes straight from the north at a velocity of forty miles an hour. A. St. John Gaylord, manager of the Highland canal, near Mesa, died last night In Phoenix, Ariz. Deceased was prom inently connected in New York, whither the body will be sent for Interment. The British bark Crocodile. Captain Wil son, which arrived at Cardiff on Saturday from Tacoma, via Falmouth, encountered a number of gales on the Pacific, during which she sustained damage to her deck work and lost one seaman overboard. President Charles de Garmo of Swarth more college has resigned to accept a chair In the pedagogical department of Cornell university. Prof. William W. Blrdsall, formerly an Instructor In mathematics at the Richmond, Ind., high school, was chosen to fill the vacancy. Replying to a question of Inquiry, the attorney general yesterday sent to the sen ate a statement to the effect that the rec ords ot his department do not show that any writ Of injunction or restraining or ders have been issued by United States courts against labor organizations or their members engaged In strikes during the years 1897 and 1898. In the case of the United States vs. Benjamin Butterworth ex rel., the United States supreme court has again decided that the name of a successor of a govern ment official could not be substituted by the court for the name of his predecessor. The opinion handed down yesterday went a step further, holding that this could not be done even In a case in which the suc cessor in office was willing to have the change made. Justices Harland, Brewer and Peckham dissented from the opinion. The attorney general of the United States has commissioned E. E. Elllnwood as special assistant United States district attorney to assist in the trial of the case of United States vs. Copper Queen Con solidated Mining company. This Is a suit by the government to recover 3183,000 from the Copper Queen Mining company for alleged timber trespass, and Is probably the most Important case of this nature in the west. It has twice been tried, with the result of. a disagreement of the jury at each trial. WILD WEATHER A Blizzard Raging in the Middle West BARNESVILLE. Minn., March 21.-A terrific wind and snowstorm set In about 2 p. m. today, the wind blowing at the rate of sixty miles an hour from the north, accompanied by a blinding snow and sand storm. All traffic is delayed. Fargo, N. D.—The first real blizzard of the season prevails In Fargo tonight. There has been quite a snowfall during the day, and a raging wind is blowing, whirling the snow In blinding masses everywhere. Denver, Col.—A blizzard struck this vi cinity this afternoon. The mercury fell from 56 degrees at 3 oclock to 14 at mid night, with every Indication of going much lower before morning. Spokane.—Last night was about the cold est experienced in this section so late in March since the establishment of the weather office here, seventeen years ago. The temperature here fell to 15 degres above zero. It Is feared that the fruit crop on Snake river has been ruined. Reports from that section say apricots and early peaches are kflled and other fruits seri ously Injured. Montreal.—The water In the St. Lawrence is still receding tonight, and apprehension of a flood has almost passed away. Two Ocean Races SAN FRANCISCO, March 21,-Two ocean races through the Pacific and Atlantic have just been completed. The British ship Olive Bank came out the winner, but with little time to spare. The Olive Bank and the British ship Primrose left here for Great Britain October 27. The Brltisti Virk Drumalis, Captain Campbell, sailed on the following day. A dispatch was received at the Merchants' exchange today that the Olive Bank had arrived March 17th, and the Primrose and Drumalis on the 18th. This was close sailing, but for time none of the vessels compared with the Italian ship Salvatore Ciempa. The latter and the British ship Inchcape Rock sailed from here for the United Kingdom tWvember 4th. The British ship Aberfoyle left two days later. The Salvatore Ciempa arrived February 23, the Inchcape Rock on the 27th, and the Aberfoyle on the 28th. A Missing Man SAN FRANCISCO, March 21.-The whereabouts of H. H. Craig, a prominent merchant of Rochester, N. V., has been a mystery to the police since 5:15 oclock this afterinoon, when he separated from his daughter, Miss A. B. Craig, in the crowd at the ferry depot, as.they were on their way to take the train at Oakland for Pas adena. Although the matter was prompt ly reported to the police, and a diligent search was made for the missing man, no clew has been found to account for his sudden disappearance. It is still 'an open question whether he has met with foul play or succumbed to paralysis, to which he has been subject for some time. Union League Reception SAN FRANCISCO, March 21.-Governor Daniel S. Hastings of Pennsylvania was tendered a reception by the members of the Union League club tonight. Prominent men in nearly every profession were pres ent, and many made short addresses In honor of the occasion, among them being United States Senator White and Attorney General McCormlck of Pennsylvania. FOREIGN FLASHES The Japanese parliamentary election re turns show that the two parties will have about equal strength and that some fifty neutrals will probably hold the balance of power. The London Standard says that It has reason to believe that the Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, viceroy of India since 1893, desires to resign his post, and that the novernment is considering the ap pointment of a new viceroy. Vienna newspapers announce that Japan, between 1895 and 1905, will have devoted 193.000,000 yen to the building of warships. Forty-seven have already been ordered, with short terms of delivery, In England, France, Germany and the United States. The Calcutta correspondent of the Lon don Times says that Sir James Westland, financial member of the council of the gov ernor general of India, when making his statement to the council yesterday morn ing, expressed his regret that he could not include a statement on the currency question, but he intimated that the Indian government had communicated Its views to the imperial government. THUGS AT SKAGUAY SEIZE A ROAD AND HORRIFY THE PEOPLE TROOPS ORDERED OUT THAT LITE AND PROPERTY MAY BE PROTECTED SOME ONE PAINTED IT YELLOW Late Reports Are to The Effect That Everything Is Quiet and Every body Orderly Special to Tbe Herald TACOMA, Wash., March 21.—A telegram from Washington stated that upon Infor mation from Skaguay that the rowdy ele ment of Alaska had seized Brackett's road leading to and over the White pass and placed the country In a state of terror, In structions had been telegraphed Gen. Mer rlam at Vancouver, Wash., to order the in fantry garrison of Skaguay to take proper steps for the protection of persons and property regardless of expense attending movements of troops. *The facts are that there Is nothing ap proaching a state of terror in the Skaguay district. The latest Information which came down on the boat arriving at Taco ma last Saturday said nothing about any trouble; everything was reported to be entirely peaceable at both Skaguay and Dyiea. The report that a mob was in possession of Brackett's road, was sent out by inter ested parties in order to obtain government aid in the collection of tolls from Klondlk ers who"desired! to go over this road to the White pase. For several weeks Brackett has been engaged in attempting to construct a dirt road connected by bridges over numerous small streams from Skaguay to the pass. It Is merely a wagon road for use and is not completed. The material f#r the main bridge across Box canyon, the largest and most dangerous crosslg, was lost in the wreck of the ship Canada last month, anfli the fact that the Klondfkers were unable to haul their supplies over this road the entire distance caused them to re fuse to pay the tolls demanded; This was accomplished in a perfectly peaceable manner, however, the men simply brush ing Brackett's guards aside and passing over the road' as far as practicable, then making their way over th* summit. Brack ett came down from Skaguay last week and wiredi the war department for protec tion. It Is said that he had previously ap plied to Capt. Anderson, in charge of the troops at Skaguay, for protection, and that It had been refused, on the grounds that no permit had been granted hlhi by the government for the construction of the road. The matter of granting rights of way for the construction of highways through Alaska is now before congress and the disposition of that body, as shown so far, is in opposition to the granting of such permits. Brackett's attorney In Washington Is Bill King, formerly ot Minneapolis, and an old friend and comrade of Gen. Alger's. He was appealed to by Brackett to obtain prompt aid, and the result of this effort was an order from the war department, which was sent out last Sunday, Instruct ing Gen. Merrlam and the comander of the troops at Skaguay to give Brackett the protection needed. Brackett received his order on Saturday, and with It In his pocket, sailed away for Skaguay on the City of Seattle. He stated before leaving Seattle that he Intended to erect a toll gate, and, backed up by govern ment troops, he thought he would have no difficulty In collecting tolls from everybody who passed over his road. Every precaution was taken to prevent the mater from becimlng public, and Brackett got away before anybody ex cept the department at Washington knew what was going on. Brackett was very careful to conceal the fact that any state of terror existed on his road while talking to newspaper men of Tacoma and Seat tle, and this Is the best evidence that no such trouble really exists as had been re ported to the war department. The ob taining of this order from the war depart- ment demonstrates that Brackett Is a shrewd manager and that the war depart ment has fallen Into his trap as neatly as it was caught by the scheme of the good people who induced Alger to start the re lief expedition to Dawson. The troops in Skaguay were sent there for the express purpose of preserving or der, and tt was easy to see why it is neces sary for Mr. Brackett to come all the way from Skaguay to the coast in order to de mand protection from the war department. Capt. Anderson, in charge of the troops at Skaguay, is a highly efficient officer, and knows his duty. If any real disorder had existed on the White pass wagon road he would have put It down quickly, and It would not have been necessary for Bill King to secure the special order from the war department. HARD LUCK STORIES SEATTLE, Wash., March 21.—The schooner Bering Sea arrived today from Yakutat bay, Alaska. Whien she left there were about 300 people there waiting to go over the pass into the interior. Capt. Grotle reports that little progress has been made at Disenchantment bay. The bay was frozen over hard and fast last winter and when the Bering Sea left It was just beginning to float out on the tide. There were too many Icebergs in the bay to makie navigation safe and the schooner's passengers disembarked at Yakutat, a small village on the coast. Trouble of a serious nature was reported on the schooner Morrill. Bef ore the Morrill arrived at Yakutat adverse wlndls were encountered and she was driven some dis tance out of her course. Then the passen gers, so it was statedi to Capt. Grotle, be came almost mutinous, During the trouble the captain of the Morrill, ,it is said, queiled the row by a liberal display of guns in the hands of himself and crew. Fi nally the schooner was put about and ar rived safely at Yakutat, where the passen gers andl freight were discharged. The British Columbia, Seattle and Pa cific Coast Railway company today made application to the city council for a fran chise thirty feet wide over Railroad ave nue. It is stated to the city council fh*at It was the purpose of the company to con struct a railroad from Portland, Or., to Seattle and thence to the British Coluntbia boundary. The company was willing that Boy's Suits We have nothing to offer you at Half Price—no trash—no job lots— but we HAVE the choicest stock of Boys' Clothing in town, it em braces all that is GOOD, WELL MADE, STYLISH, and all marked in plain figures; for we have but one price to everyone. 85... $2.00 to $10.00 Mullen 8 Bluett Clothing Co. N. W. corner First and Spring Streets I Success for Your Breakfast | 8 Our sales of Coffee are climbing steadily higher W X month by month. Most growers believe in let- M fting the price dictate what the quality shall be. M Our Coffee policy is just the reverse. We use tm every effort to buy the best green Coffee the jj| L world produces. We then roast it fresh every morning and sell it as low as we can possibly £ afford to—that's the true way to -get good Coffee. \ \ "You're safe at Jevne's." l\ 208-210 8. Spring St., Wilcox Bldg. $> A Magic Island Santa Catallna. Three and » halt hour, from Lo« Angel el, Cal. Charming Climate. WonetrralVatnral At* traction* VamoUl Flihlng and Wild Ooat Shooting; Great Mountain titaco Hide, ate., «fo> > Hotel Merronole. remodeled, enlarged- New ateam.r Falcon. Round trip every weak Oar BfSiiw KaWaion.-Marcb 20. April land 11. May I. 11l and » He* X ft time tablet Foil MfcraafcUam get lUuMtated pamphlet* from Banning Co., 222 a. Spring Bt. Log Aagolae, Oat. UnAfW fiood as New JL wa extension Tables and Desks AS ■ Everything in the line ol Furniture, Carpets, Mailings, Stoves. ufSairfL Prices Low and Satisfaction Guaranteed. 331-533 South Spring Street, layajlfl Cnilft » Wholesale Black Diamond Wood ol*all 'klndTconManMy on hand. \ <! A W CLARK BROS.. t <> OVJAL Wellington santaF.Tr**. £ Consumption Cured DR. W. HARRISON BALLARD i^cV^^^h a*. msSSSB^Lm a condition be imposed l In the franchise that the work should) begin In thirty days and the line be finished! within eighteen months. The incorporators of the company are Henry J. Broker and Austin J. Fletcher, well known financiers of New York. The road will cost between $4,000,000 and $5,000, --000. It is intimated that the proposed line has the backing of the Vandwrbllts and it is In furtherance of their purpose to have a continuous line from New York to the Pacific coast. It is also stated that con nection will be made af the boundary line with the Canadian Pacific. The schooner Gen. Siglin arrived tonight from Copper river, Alaska. Capt. John son states that 300 people have crossed the Voldes glacier and are now making their way Into the Interior. The day the Siglin left Copper City, which has now 600 Inhabitants, the theft of a quantity of bacon had been discovered. Notices were being posted that the thief, if caught, would be hanged. A COPPER RIVER ROUTE BAN FRANCISCO, March 21—At a meeting of capitalists interested in the con struction of a railroad to the Yukon coun try, W. C. Alberger presented a report based upon recent explorations and trom observations made during an exhaustive surveying trip to Alaska, and showing that a route up Copper river was not only feas ible but practicable. It was decided to or ganize a party of surveyors, which Is to start as soon as weather conditions will permit, possibly by May 15th. The pro gram Is to start for Orca and proceed up Copper river to Its head, and thence across to the Yukon to a Junction with the Amer ican boundary line. TENS OF THOUSANDS SEATTLE, Wash., March 21.—Figures compiled by the Post-Intelligencer show that since January Ist 14,565 persons have left this city for Alaska. Of these 2083 went to Copper river. The steamer George W. Elder sailed from Portland for Alaska tonight, with a full cargo of freight and 70 passengers. SEATTLE, March 21.—Officers of an Alaska transportation company state that the noted filibustering steamer Laurada, which is reported ln"a Wilmington (Del.) dispatch today as being off on another ex pedition to Cuba, is on her way to this oity to be placed on the Alaska route. She Is expected to arrive In a day or two. (The vessel is now' at New York.—Ed.) John V. Clum, United States postal In spector, left for Alaska today on the steamer Queen, for the purpoße of estab lishing postofflces in Alaska. Clum has full authority to establish offices and appoint postmasters. He will establish offices at all points where the exigencies of the place demanfl. The Queen carried 197 passengers from this port. NOBODY HURT VICTORIA, B. C, March 21.—CT4»rSTeam er Farrallon arrived tonight from Alaeka. She reports that all the saloons at Fort Wrangel had been closcdi andi the liquors seized. The collector says he Intend© to strictly enforce the prohibition law. The brewery at Skaguay is also closed. A lot of toughs arrived from Dyea and' Skaguay and there has been several fights, but no one hurt. WORK AS IF GREASED VANCOUVER, B. C, March 21.— H. B. Carter, who has just returned from Alaska, says the American customs regulations at Skaguay and Dyea are working like *a charm. Collector Ivey Is carrying out tbe treasury instructions of February 2d. Car ter says the Skaguay trail Is breaking up by reason of the early season and mild win ter. The wagon road Is not yet in opera tion. The Dyea trial Is no better. Many Klondlkers are stuck at Sheep Camp with their outfits. The electric tramways are not yet working. DANGER IS OVER WASHINGTON, March 21.-(By the Associated Press.) Information has reached the war department that Tbe rowdy element of Alaska has seized Ben nett's road, leading to and over White pass, and has placed the country In a state of terror. Instructions were telegraphed to day to Gen. Merrlam, commanding the Infantry garrison at Skaguay, to take proper Bteps for the protection of persona and property In the disturbed regions, re gardless of the expense attending such a movement of troops. NOT THE TRAMWAY TACOMA. Wash., March 21.—The re ported trouble In Alaska refers to George Brackett's wagon road from Skaguay, and not Bennett's railway and tramway front Dyea. STATE NOTES San Francisco, No. 70, the new lightship, was given her official trial trip yesterday, and, except in a few minor points, satisfied both the representatives of the govern ment and Captain Lowell, her commander, that she was all right. The Marysvllle city election yesterday re sulted In the choice of C. S. Brooks for mayor; J. A. Maben, marshal; F. EX'Smith, clerk; W. C. Swain, treasurer; Adam Ful ler, L. C. Williams, F. W. Potter, H. Sei ber, councllmen; Powell, Carden, Boorman, school commissioners. United States Commissioner Heacock yesterday presented to United States Dis trict Judge De Haven his report of the sale of the property of the Woodbridge Canal and Irrigation company to E. C. Card for 15000. Several persons Interested In the litigation appeared In court and protested against the sale. The matter of the confirmation was therefore laid over for two weeks.