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KLONDYKE GOLD
MINERS ARRIVING FROM THE
ALASKAN FIELDS
MANY BRING FORTUNES
OTHERS GLAD TO GET HOKE
ALIVE
DODGING THE CUSTOM DUTIES
Exact Value of Oold Dust and Nug
gets Brought in<|Not Known but
Exceeds Amount Given
Associated Press Special Wire
SEATTLE, Wash., July 19.—The North
American Trading and Transportation
company's steamer Roanoke arrived here
at 3:30 this afternoon from St. Michael,
Alaska, with 240 passengers and with about
four tons of gold, which, reduced to dol
lars, amounts to between a million and a
half and two million. Of this amount, tne
Canadian Bank of Commerce had 5,000
ounces and the North American Trading
•nd Transportation company 20,000 ounces.
Probably 50 per cent, of the returning
miners have fortunes averaging at least
110,000 each. The following is a list of those
having the largest individual amounts:
List of Lucky Ones
William Sloan, 3110,000; N. Barretts, $50,
--000; Alexander Boudette, 150,000; George N.
Belden, $51,000; H. C. Anderson, 340,000;
Frank Conrad, $40,000; James Ladd, 340,000;
Edward Monahan, 335,000; D. L. Spencer,
$30,000; A. D. Gray, 120,000; Joseph Chronls
ter, $20,000; W. F. Cobb, »17,000; Asa Mcin
tosh, $15,000; J. A. Miller, $12,000; Oils Olson,
110,000; Swan Peterson, $10,000; J. S. Opdell,
110,000; Frank Smith, $8,000; H. Lackman,
$8,000; Robert Insley, $8,000; Edward Simp
eon, $5,000; Charles Welsh, $5,000; Robert G.
Walker, $5,000; C. H. Cheatwood, $4,000;
Jack Shay, $4,000; W. H. Dryden, $5,000;
Frank Leslie, $3,000; J. Merrltt, $3,000; John
White, $3,000; E. Singleton, $3,000; Charles
Allen, $3,000; J. C. Stewart, $2,600; Thomas
Beverldge, $2,600; William Marshall, $2,500;
William Brlggs, $2,000; W. J. McAlpln,
$2,000; David Renick, $1,500; Alex Little,
$1,600; James Reed, $1,600.
Dodging ths Duty
Tho miners were very reticent about
amounts they brought. The reason for the
observance of such secrecy lies In a desire
to evade the payment of the 10 per cent,
royalty exacted by the Canadian govern
ment. In a very few cases have the mln
ei i paid royalty for the full amount taken
out of their claims, and many of them have
■r- jggled out larger sums than they will
admit.
Joaquin Miller, the well-known poet, who
was an jng the Roanoke's passengers,
br'ifly expresses the general tenor of the
stories told by the Roanoke's passengers as
follows:
'The Klondike mines are certainly the
richest ever found on ths face of the earth,
but tho gold Is tenfold harder to get than in
any camp I have ever known."
It is stated that the shipment of gold
on the Roanoke would have been much
heavier had those In the Interior not felt
some apprehension of an attack at sea by
privateers.
The North American Trading and Trans
portation company will, It was stated, ship
the most of Its gold on the lator boats.
Some of the wealthiest miners will come
out later tn the season.
News From Dawson
DAWSON CITY, June 25, via Seattle,
July 19.—The output of the mines of the
Yukon district this year, while It has
reached between $10,000,000 and $15,000,000,
lias disappointed oven the more conserva
tive estimates made last fall and based on
the prospects then existing. Three things
have contributed to shorten this spring's
clean-up—the Canadian royalty, lack of
men and lack of strengthening food. One
of the most prominent civil engineers on
the Pacific coast, who has spent this win
ter In the mines, has said:
"Considering the fact that less than 2000
poorly fed men have gotten out this winter
almost $15,000,000, the Klondike has made
S showing that entitles It to consideration
as the greatest gravel deposit In existence
end the richest in the world. The placer
mines of California In early days are Its
only rivals."
The great riches of the bench claims on
French. Chief, Little and Big Skookum
gulches continue to be the wonder of min
ing men tn the Interior of Alaska. A claim
owner on French gulch offers a standing
bet of $20,000 that he can rock out of his
claim single handed $6000 on any glvon
day. These benches are old river beds.
Which have been broken up by an eruption
of the earth.
Claims Not Cleaned Op
A continuation of the old river bed has
been found near Hunker oreek, and while
but little prospecting has been done, It la
thought that It will turn out very well.
Eldorado and Bonanza creeks have proven
ell that was expected of them. Much more
could be seen In actual results If the clean
up had been completed thia spring. But
that royalty may be called off and the
early drying up of the water, whloh could
be used at sluclng, has caused many big
claim owners to leave about a third of the
dirt taken out on the dump. The wash-up
has been completed on very few claims,
and on fewer still can a statement be ob
tained as to the real amount of the clean
up. This makes It Impossible to state
positively the output of tha mines. Of the
less known streams, Dominion creek Is
giving evidence of mineral deposits which
may make It known ac the richest strike
yet made.
The conflict of claims, owing to two dis
coveries allowed, Is about settled and there
ts nothing to Interfere with the develop
ment of the mines. Hunker creek Is rich
In placers, but, unlike the rest of the coun
try, is spotted. Cold Bottom Is not turn
ing out as well as expected.
Many other creeks which promise well
have not been sufficiently developed to
make an estimate of their wealth safe. So
many are the disadvantages In mining In
the Northwest Territory that attention Is
once more being directed to mines on the
American side.
Surprises in Store
It Is believed that many surprises are in
Store In this direction. Forty Mile creek
has been relocated, and many new claims
are recorded. Chicken creek, which has
been known for the last two years, but not
worked, will be developed this year. Can
yon, Nugget Gulch and Franklin creeks
and the bars on Forty Mile will be worked
by the tydsAuito process, aad there will be
a good camp at the mouth of the river
within two years.
American creek, 40 miles down from
Forty Mile, is known to be good; the ground
Is high and well laid out. Pans are taken
running from 5 cents to 35. The Mission
creek district has three formations—placer,
quartz and coal. At its mouth Is Eagle
City, in which will be established the
United States barracks and the customs
house.
Twenty miles below Eagle City is Star
City, guarding the mouth of Seventy Mile
river. Tributaries of this river ha'ic been
worked for many years. On Barney creek
from 3 to 6 ounces per day to the shovel
have been taken for tho last three years.
The other tributaries ore as good as Bar
ney, but It is only now, when people are
spreading out, that much work will be
done. Numbers of men are now at Star
:ity, getting their outfits up to the mines.
From Seventy Mile to Clrole City is being
prospected, and creeks are found here and
there which give good indications.
New Diggings
Coal and Sheep creeks promise especially
well, and so also does the Charley river.
Circle City has been practically deserted
since the rush to Dawson, but the riches of
Mastadon, Independence, Eagle, Deadwopd
and a dozen lesser gulches In the Birch
creek district will revive the town. A mod
erate fortune can be made In that district
in two ycurs of hard work. Miners are re
turning to Birch creek from Dawson. They
appreciate a district In which there Is no
royalty, no wood and log tax and no timber
grants. Across from Clrole Olty is Jeffer
son creek, which is now being prospected
for Its whole length. It will be cheaply
worked because of being so readily acces
sible from the Yukon river. Further down
Is the Mlnook oreek district, which has been
so thoroughly advertised this year. It has
developed some claims which have paid
326,000 and 115,000 the first winter's work.
The oountry Is to a great extent an un
known quantity. The discovery of Idaho
bar, from which men have taken out 1100 a
day with a rocker, Is a great boon for the
district, and the prospects of the camp are
extremely bright.
A Rich Country
A great country will be opened up In the
Koyukuk. It has been known to miners for
ten years, and any prospector who went In
there haa never failed to bring out a good
grub stake. The territory to be worked is
of vast extent and offers many opportuni
ties to the newcomer. The Tanana, Kusko
quoim and Chandler rivers have all been
brought prominently to the notice of min
ing men this year. All things considered,
the American side will seem to be the place
of the future. As for Dawson City itself,
is unquestionably the greatest mining camp
today In the world.
Frank Canton, United States deputy mar
shal In Circle City, and In former years an
officer of the peaoe In many of the largest
camps of the west, has said that nothing
he has ever seen approached Dawson as a
model mining camp. Accuatomed as he has
been to dealing with the roughtest class ot
criminals, his commendation of Dawson
as a law-abiding town has great weight.
An Exodus This Tall
The sidewalks are crowded with men and
women from morning to night. People are
even forced to walk In the middle of the
streets to make progress. It Is a great
Jumble ot the good and the bad, and the
only pledge of respectability required Is
regular attendance at dhurch. Dawson's
population has grown until It Is now be
tween 8000 and 10,000 people. Nine-tenths of
the newcomers are not In the country to
work, and when they find that success In
the Klondike can only be bought by hard
labor, they will be ready to come out.
A great exodus ef unsuccessful men Witt
LOS ANGELES HERALD t WEDNESDAY MORNING. JULY 2a 1898
OFFICERS WHO WERE KILLED NEAR SANTIAGO
take place this fall, and the cities of the Pa
cific coast to wlhlch these people will go will
be overrun with a rough, desperate and al
together undesirable class. They are now
In Dawson, and as the advance guard ot the
more substantial men to follow. It is a
repetition of the history of Circle City.
When the Birch Creek mines were dis
covered two years ago double the usual
Invoice of people went there, but soon le<,t
disgusted. Had they remained they would
have been in on the ground floor of the
Klondike district.
From Circle City
PORT TOvVNSEND, Wash., July I.—The
schooner Dora Bluhm, sailing from St. Mi
chael on June 28, arrived toda"y with miners
from Circle City, Alaska, as follows:
I.ouls Mark Cristobal, Tacoma; Robert
Dumas, Tulare, CaL; E. E. Glralkowski,
San Francisco; G. Q. Btixiton, Arizona; Geo.
S. Lefoard, Boston, and C. V. Blgelow, Se
attle.
Most of the party have claims near Circle
City on Eagle and Mastodon creeks. The
most successful was Louis Christobal, the
well known wrestler, who brought out 800
ounces ot gold as a result of the clean-up of
his claim on Eagle creek. The others aver
aged 400 ounces In line dust.
Mr. Cristobal says that 300 people wintered
at Circle City. Cristobal prospected one
season on the Tanana river, sinking thirty
prospect holes without finding color. He
then went to Circle City, where he says
many good claims were abandoned for the
rush to Dawson. Reports of the starvation
of the Tanana Indians reached Circle City
In February, and J. W. Duke of Pennsyl
vania started to their relief with provisions,
but never reached his destination, being
found on the trail frosen. He was burled
on his claim. Eagle No. 2. Only two other
death* occurred during the winter, these be
ing James Barker of Fuget Sound* and Di
H. Harris of California.
Morrow's Murderer
CHICAGO. July 19.—The mystery In the
shooting of Walter Morrow In Washington
Park Sunday night is claimed by tbe police
to have been solved.
Edward Payne, a negro Janitor, has been
arretted charged with firing the shorn.
Miss Foley, who was with Morrow when he
was shot, has Identified' Payne as the man
who did the shooting. The police think
Payno is the man who shot Nelson In the
famous Nelson-Staples affair of a year ago.
Morrow Is almost dead, and It is feared
that he will not rally sufficiently to furnish
assistance to the Identification of Payne.
Payne was arrested last winter on the
charge of stabbing an Italian frulS vender
with a pair of scissors.
An examination of Payne's room revealed
a revolver with one exploded shell. He ad
mitted having been In Washing/ton Park
on Sunday night, saying he was one of the
crowd attracted to the spot by the sound
of the revolver.
The Chickamauga Troops
CHATTANOOGA, July 19.—The officials
of the Queen and Crescent route hove been
notified to hold themselves in readiness to
load 3009 soldiers for Newport News within
twenty-four hours. The men compose Gen.
Haines' Second Brigade, First Division,
First Corps. The regiments In this brigade
are the Fourth Ohio, Third Illinois and
Fourth Pennsylvania. No regiments are
expected to receive moving orders, however,
until the arrival of General Brooke at camp
tomorrow morning. At least 25,000 men are
now in shape to leave here on 24 'hours' no
tice.
Troops From the North
VANCOUVER BARRACKS, Wash., July
19.—The Third battalion Washington vol
unteers will leave here for San Francisco
tomorrow to Join tha First and Seoond bat
. teUlona,
RUSH TO PORTO RICO
GOVERNMENT URGING MILES TO
MOVE AT ONCE
He Will Not Wait for Troops From
Charleston—Does Not Expect a
Vigorous Resistance '
WASHINGTON, July 19.—1t Is regarded
as certain by the officers of the war de
partment that General Miles and the first
contingent of the Porto Rlcnn expedition
are now en route from Santiago to the
point in Porto Rico where a landing is to
be effected.
Secretary Alger said this evening that
he hoped and expected that General Miles
with his forces from Cuba would get away
tonight.
At 8 o'clock tonight General Miles was
still in Cuban waters, but so far ns the
war officials here are informed, the van
guard of the Porto Rlcnn expedition was
finally prepared to leave.
The war deportment exchanged several
cable messages with General Miles during
tho late afternoon and early evening re
garding the details of tho expedition, but
in none of the dispatches did the general
indicate the precise hour of his departure.
Tho Impression conveyed is that he was
awaiting the naval vessels which are to
act as convoys.
It Is stated definitely that General Miles
has no Intention to await the arrival of the
several ports of the expedition from the
United States before moving upon Porto
Rico. It. is, In fact, his purpose, with such
troops as he now has, to break ground on
the Island for the forces that will arrive
later from this country. His landing will
be effected, If necessary, under the guns
of tho vessels of tho navy. It Is not antici
pated that serious resistance will be en
countered, as the Spanish force on the en
tire Island Is only slightly larger than the
foroe which accompnnles aenoral Miles.
Arrangements for the departure of the
troops from this country which are to com
prise the greater part of the expedition,
arc being pressed with the utmost vigor.
Difficulty Is being experienced in securing
proper transports, but that, In a measure,
has been overcome. Within a day or two
10,000 men, It 1b expected, will be afloat for
Porto Rico, and tho remainder of the ex
pedition will be sent forward as rapidly
as possible.
This aft' moon and evening the commis
sary department of the army was engaged
In making preparations for the subsistence
of the Porto Rican expedition. It is an
enormous task and General Egan, the
commissary general, Is still busily engaged
In perfecting plans. Practically all the
necessary supplier, except fresh beef, have
been provided for.
TROUBLE SOME NATIVES
Government Fears Aguinaldo May
Not Be Able ir.Rtt , His People
WASHINGTON, July It was sto
at the Navy Department today that no dis
patches havf beer, race!" id from Admiral
Dewey relating to the Important events In
the Philippines described In the press
cables. It is evident. ! wever, that the
officials do not fed ihe ne concern rela
tive to the attitude ot the German naval
force at Manila that I'- 1 did when the
Admiral's last MSpStch was received. It
was not stated officially but there is good
reason to believe Uiat eltl r 'hrough Em
baesader White at Bailie : tbe repreeer, •
tatlves of the German government here,
the State Department has received some as
surances as to the attitude of Germany to
ward the Philippines that have In a large
measure removed the grave apprehension
heretofore entertained that Germany would
offer obstacles to the execution of our
plans. It Is not known just what the nature
of these assurances are, and it may be that
Lhey are based upon some facts communi
cated by Admiral Dewey as to the ex
changes which have taken place between
himself and the German Admiral in the
Philippines, for it Is known that for political
reasons, the Navy Department withheld
from publication a large and Important sec
tion of Dewey's cablegrams received several
days ago.
Tho reported negotiations between the
insurgent leader Aguinaldo and the Span
ish Captain-General August!, have not yet
been reported officially to our government.
It Is, however, a matter of congratu
lation to the officials here that in all the
relations we have had so far with the In
surgents, Admiral Dewey has carefully
refrained from committing the United
States In any way and has never In the
slightest degree relaxed the extreme cau
tion he adopted originally aa his guiding
principle In dealing with the insurgents.
Unsavory stories of previous exhibitions
of lack of integrity on the part of the in
surgent leaders had led the government
here to adopt a very wary attitude in all
communications with these people, and the
same rule of action now governs Its con
duct. It does not follow from this that the
government is convinced that Aguinaldo
is ploying false. There is no doubt that
the pro-Spanish element In the Philippines
■ and In Asia would lose no opportunity to
create that Impression with a view to
causing a breach between the United
States military and naval commanders
and the Insurgents, but the very suggestion
of the adoption tar the Insurgents of the
course attributed to them tends very
strongly to retard the preparation of plans
by tbe administration to govern the future
of the Philippines.
A BAD MAN
Sacramento's Prize .Bully in Another
Bow
SACRAMENTO. July 19.—At Nineteenth
and N streets this evening Minott Young
shot and wounded A. T. West The bullet
passed through West's left arm and into
his side, whence It was extracted. Young
was arrested. The shooting was the out
growth of a drunken row a couple of
days ago. Young Is a troublesome char
acter. A few years ago he bit off a man's
ear In a row. Again he out a man and on
another occasion beat a woman on the
head with a club. He Is a big six-footer.
West's wound Is slight.
The Chess Tournament
VIENNA, July 19.—The thirty-fourth
round of the international chess masters'
tournament was begun today. When the
first adjournment was taken, Plllsbury had
beaten Alapln, Schlechter had worsted
Trenchard, Marco had vanquished Balrd
and Marocsy and Llpke had drawn.
After recess Janowskt beat Tarraseh,
Blackburn lost to Wolbrodt, Showalter
won from Burn, Stelnltz and Caro drew,
and Schlffers beat Tschlgorln.
Four Girls Drowned
SALT LAKE CITY. July 19.—A special
to the Tribune from Payson. Utah, Bays:
Four girls were drowned In Utah lake this
afternoon. Their names were Lucy Keel,
Emma Keel. Susie Keel and Steener Bauer,
their ages ranging from 16 tf' 20 years. The
girls were floating on a plank. One fell off
and was drowned and the others lost their
lives In trying to rescue her. Tbe bodies j
have not yet been recovered. j
Soiled Wash Dresses
For Children
Removal Reduced Prices
If there are any mothers hereabouts who are interested in
saving money on Children's Dresses, the Removal Sale
offers an exceptional opportunity this morning.
Quite a large lot of Infants' Long and Short Dresses of
the finest cambrics and lawns, in plain white, beautifully
made and trimmed. Some ot them are soiled and
mussed from handling—others are last season's styles;
they can never go in the new store.
Also a lot of Wash Dresses for Girls, in lawns, zephyrs,
etc., pretty colors; not enough of any one kind to pirblish
a list of prices. Worth your while to come today.
COULTER DRY QOODS CO.
Corner Spring and Second Street*
IN DIRE STRAITS
THE SPANISH THRONE TOTTER
ING: TO ITS FALL)
Ministers Adopting Stringent Meas
ures to Keep the Truth From the
I People—A Risky Game
NEW YORK, July 19.—A dispatch to the
Herald from Madrid says:
In consequence of the reign of terror in
augurated by the papers, the people be
lieve the wildest rumors afloat. Everybody
sees that the papers hint much between
the lines, affecting to know more than per
liups they really do.
The universal impresalon is that the gov
ernment is acting dlctatorlally simple be
cause It has grounds to believe that the
monarchy Is menaced, not only by the Carl
lsts or the Republicans, but also by a wide
spread popular and military discontent, In
consequenoe of which a high handed pol
icy is deemed necessary In order to make
peace quickly withotit the assistance of the
Cortes, which will only be asked to pass
a bill of Jnidemnlty when the nation is
somewhat reconciled to the sacrifice of ter
ritory In the West Indies and in the Phil
ippines.
It Is further believed that France, Aus
tria, Russia and Germany have again told
the Queen and her ministers that it Is In
dispensable to secure an early peace, which
alone can save Spain from financial and
commercial ruin. The Queen gave audi
ences to Romero Robledo and General Wey
ler expressly to obtain their neutrality, if
not consent to negotiations for peaoe, and
to persuade them to prevail upon the Gen
erals to answer for the loyalty of the army
in Spain.
The capital of Spain presents a strange
aspect under the extraordinary measures
taken by the government to impose si
lence upon the press. At first all the pa
pers attempted to protest against the pro
ceedings, which have no precedent since
the last years of the rclgn of Isabella II on
the eve of the revolution.
Similar severities were resorted: to by the
reactionary Cabinet leaders against the
opposition, which at that time was headed
by such leaders as Sagasta, Castellar, Se
rano and Perian.
General Chlnnosela, the Captain General
of Madrid, again summoned into his pres
ence today ten of the principal editors In
Madrid. He sternly warned them that he
was not going to bo trilled with; that he
would suppress the newspapers and impris
on and courtmartlal the editors If they
dared to disobey the rules laid down. He
even forbude them to publish papers with
blanks In the spaces In their columns In
which the censor had suppressed articles or
paragraphs, intimating that the space must
bo filled up anyhow. The public, however,
Ignores the severity of the censorship,
which is even worse In the provinces than
In Madrid.
One leading Liberal statesman explains
the conduct of the government thus:
Premier Sagasta had to resort to the se
vere policy of the state of siege (martial
law) because several generals—even Wey
ler, Camipos, Polavieja and Chinchilla—told
him they could not answer for the conse
quences of an agitation fomented by the
press and Carltsts and the Republican con
spirators.
On the other hand, the papal nuncio and
the foreign ambassadors told him that no
step would be taken toward peace unless
President McKlnlcy was assured that the
government could enforce the conditions
Imposed by eventß.
For the same reasons Senor Sagasta and
the Minister of War affected to Ignore the
progress of the negotiations for the capitu
lation of Santiago, although Generals
Blanco and Toral telegraphed every day
tho successive stages of the parleying,
Blanco washing his hands „qf all. responsi
bility and Toral begging Sagasta to author
ize him to act, while the government in
Madrid took care to state officially that
Toral acted entirely on his own responsi
bility, and could not undertake to offer
to surrender all, the forces of the whole
province of Santiago. When all is over Sa
gasta will spring the news on the country.
Ho intends to act In the same wuy In regard
to the conditions of peace. He will only let
them out when they are signed. It is a very
risky game, but It Is the only means of
saving the monarchy and the regency If
the army remains loyal.
THE VALLEY ROAD
The Young Giant Who Competes With
the Southern Pacific
SAN FRANCISCO, July 19.—The trustees
and directors of the San Joaquin Valley
railroad hold their annual meetings today.
The present officers were re-elected for an
other year, as follows: Prsldent, Claus
Spreckels; first elce president, Robert
Watts; second vice president. Capt. A. H.
Payson; secretary, Alex McKay; counsel,
E. F. Preston. The remaining directors
are: John D. Spreckels, J. B. Stetson, Jas.
B. Holbrook, Leon Sloss, Alvlnsa Hay
ward, Isaac Uphahl, Thomas Mageo and
James A. Hooper. The financial report
shows a considerably tnoreased net profit,
notwithstanding the heavy expenses
■i
caused by the work of extending the lino.
Chief Engineer Storey In his report details
the extensive Improvements which have
been made. Extensions of the road will be
followed as rapidly as possible by the open
ing of tho line for business.
In the way of equipment 100 box cars have
been added and four locomotives. In tha
near future the rolling stock of tho com
pany will be Increased by two locomotives,
four cabooses and four coaches.
. . .
Can Talk to Toral
WASHINGTON, July 19.—One Of the
'ablest members of the diplomatic corps in
Washington, the Ambassador of a conti
nental power, suggested today that If Spain
or the United States were desirous of in
augurating a peace movement an easy and
effectve means of so doing was now at band
without recourse to a foreign intermediary.
This he pointed out could be done through
the American and Spanish generals at
Santiago, who during recent days have
been brought into close communication con
cerning details of the surrender of Santiago:
The incident has served to show that Gen.
Toral was In direct communication with
Madrid and his action was responsive to
the wish ot the Madrid government. On the
other hand, it was pointed out tbot Gen.
Shatter had at all ttm*s been guided by
the direct adivlce and instruction' of the
Washington: government. This forth* Ural
time in the war brought the governments
into direct communication, and while ths
communication! haa thus far been confined
to Santiago it baa been suggested that It
affords the opportunity for a much wider
range of inquiry between tbe two capitals.
If Madrid desires to take the Initiative In
learning what peace terms are possible,
such an official Inquiry through Gen. Toral
through Gen. Shafter would doubtless bring
a response. This mode of action was sug
gested tn a conjectural way, but as on*
offering the most practical means of direct
communication on the subject of peace.
Whether either government will avail It
self of the opportunity remain* to be seen,
as mere Is no Intimation thus far that Mad
rid desires to make peace overtures, and
certainly there Is no purpose at Washington
to initiate such a movement.
Cunningham Graham Lied.
LONDON, July 19.—Mr. Goßchen, First
Lord of the Admiralty, replying in tha
House of Commons today to Mr. Thomas
Gibson Botles, Conservative member for
King's Lynn, who asked whether there was
any truth In the statement made by Mr.
Cunningham Graham, a former membor
of Parliament, in a letter to tbe St. James
Gazette saying the excellent gunnery
shown by Admiral Dewey's squadron wa»
due to the fact that most of tbe gunners
were Englishmen, decoyed from the British
Chinese squadron by promises of SSOO a
month, said no one at the Admiralty ban
beard such a rumor. Continuing, Mr.
Goschen said:
"I may add with reference to the alleged
enlistment of Signalman Matthews, lately
court-martialed nt Pevonport for theft of
a signal book of the commander of the
United States ship Somers, that I have re
ceived a letter from Lieutenant Colwell,
the United States naval attache. In which
he writes:
" 'That any officer of tho United States
navy would induce a man of a friendly
power to desert I distinctly deny, and In
nearly thirty years service I have never
known a deserter from a foreign service
knowingly enlisted In my country's ser
vice. Foreign trained men are not re
garded favorably in the United States navy,
and for several years a law existed for
mally forbidding the enlistment of any but
American citizens or aliens who had al
ready taken steps to become naturalized.' "
Crack Cowboy Company
CHICKAMAUGA NATIONAL MILI
TARY PARK, July 19.—Adjutant-General
Otto L. Sues of Colonel Grlgsby's cowboys
today began the Instruction of the officers
of the regiment In saber movements. This
practice will be continued every day, Ad
jutant-General Sues instructing the offi
cers and they in turn instructing their
men. Adjutant Sues Is an experienced
swordsman, probably one of the best in
the country.
The carbine scabbards for the regiment
have been received at the camp and they
ore now fully equipped with the exception
of a few minor details. The men are also
booming well drilled and Colonel Grlgsby
says that his regiment is ready to go any
where and do all kinds of fighting. It la
claimed that ths regiment Is the best equip
ped and the finest drilled of any regiment
of volunteer cavalry in the United States.
Presidential Appointments
I WASHINGTON, July 19.—The President
today ordered the following appointments:
Robert F. Frtedrlck, of California, to be
United States Marshal for the District ef
Alaska.
Tsin Chlng Chung, interpreter to ths
United States Consulate at Canton, China.
Burial of Victims
IRVINQTON, Cal., July 19.-D. C. Cem
eron, one of the victims of the Melrose
powder explosion, will be burled by the fes
tive Sons at Centervllle, where his parents
reside. Three of his sisters, two of these
from Sacramento, left here on Sunday te
camp In the Santa Cruz mountains.
A Two Killion Fire
LONDON, July ll.—lt is estimated that
thelessee sustained In the fire at funderlantt
lasrereßsnt will amount to u.eoo.Nt.
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