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sands of individual claims as to collect tbe
royally upon the exact yield. Another
obstacle to its collection is the fact that
the mines all lie within a comparatively
short distance of the boundary. there is
nothing, to prevent miners irom carrying
the bulk of their gold dust on the quiet
down the river to the boundary line.
'.. In addition to the royalty every alter
nate claim in ail placer groj**d that
may be discovered is to be reserved
as the property of the Government
These Government reserves are to
be sold or worked by the Government for
the benefit of the public revenue. This is
considered a startling departure from all
precedents in placer mining.
Two customs officer* will be dispatched
to near Lake Tagish, where all goods sent
in by the Dyea route can be intercepted.
At this point also a strong mounted police
post will be erected and the strength of
the Yukon police will be augmented by
an additional detachment of eighty men.
Small police posts will be established
about fifty miles apart up to Fort Selkirk.
These will ssrvo as stations for dog trains
carrying mails and also for the relief of
such travellers as mate the journey over
land during the winter.
The Government has determined to test
the feasibility of connecting Dawson City
with Dyea by telegraph. Should it be
found impracticable a specie-- of land
cable may be employed to convey a wire
on the surface. In the meantime a sur
vey for a route overland from Dyea will
be pushed with expedition, and upon the
surveyor's report will depend the carry
ing out of the proposal to construct a
wagon road through the country, or at
least to the head of uninterrupted navi
gation on the Yukon.
Diplomatic communication will be en
tered into with the United States for a
modus vivendi, so as to give the Canadian
Government a right of way through the
disputed territory.
•"The Call*!*" Z-lond-tTteexpe
dition may l>e relied upon to
give to the world the lir.-t and
->«*■«.! accounts of the actual
state ol* aftair* in the Arctic
"land ol" the golden fleece.'"
THE SEATTLE RUSH.
One Thousand and Odd Have Cone
North and Hundreds Are
Booked for Passage.
SEATTLE, Wash., July 28.— Since the
Portland arrived with the first real tan
gible news of the rich discoveries in the
Kiondyke steamers have left Seattle for
the new goldfieids with passengers as fol
lows:
The Al-Ki left July 19 for Dyea carrying
100 passengers from Seattle bound for the
Kiondyke, of whom seven were women.
The Portland left July 22 having 87 pas
sengers from Seattle bound for -St. Mi
chaels, at the mouth of the Yukon. Of
these 14 were women.
The Queen left for Dyea July 23 with
131 Seattle passengers, including one
woman.
The Mexico left July 25 with 228 Seattle
passengers for Dyea and Skaguay, of
whom four were women.
The Topeka left to-day with 40 passen
fers bound for the gold fields, of whom
lour were women. The Topeka goes no
further than Juneau, which is the reason
for her light lis:.
In addition to this 196 passengers, in
cluding three women, have gone from Se
attle to take passage on tne steamer Isl
ander, which left Victoria to-day for Dyea.'
This makes a total of 1020 persons, in
cluding thirty-six women, who have left
Seattle for the various routes to the Kion
dyke since the first news of the strikes was
received in this city one week ago last
Saturday. Of these without exception all
save the passengers by the steamer Port
land carrie I with them good and full out
fits. There was scarcely one provided
with less than one year's supply of pro
visions. Every steamer except the Port
land allowed each passenger 1200 pounds
of baggage, and few came within that
limi:.
The Portland, bound for St. Michaels,
refused to allow the eighty-seven passen
gers who booked at this place to take mors
than 150 pounds of baggage each and vig
orously excluded from the list of baggage
everything in the nature of provisions and
hardware. At the same time the North
American Trading and Transportation
Company contracted with each passenger
to furnish him all necessary supplies from
any one of their trading ports at Seattle
prices, with freight added.
On the steamers yet to leave the book
ings so far are as follows: Rosalie, July
31, 150 passengers; A -Xi, August 2. 150;
Willamette, August 4, 700; Cleveland,
August 5, 150; Eliza Anderson, August 6,
100.
Of these, all except the Cleveland and
Ihe Eliza Anderson go to Dyea. The two
latter are bound for St. Michaels, where
they will connect with river steamers. On
the Cleveland, like the Portland, no
freight will be carried for passengers. On
the other steamers all who have booked
have also* engaged space for full outfits.
So far it is not known that one singl
man has taken passage for Dyea on any
of the steamers who is unprovided with
a fair outfit of provisions. This is a mat
ter of general comment among the old
residents of the coast, who have seen
mining rushes since 1849, and have wit
nessed men starting on such a rush with
a pocketful of crackers and cheese, but
otherwise unprovided. Those who have
gone from Seattle to a man are men who
have been holding good positions and
who have saved some little money which
they are now proceeding to risk on a
gamble for a stake.
The round trip to Dyea can be made in
from twelve to fourteen days. The Al-Ki,
the slowest vessel of these named, also left
July 19 and leaves again August 2. From
that date on, with the present number of
steamers on tbe route, there wiil be one
to leave Seattle every other day lor Dyea
PORTTOWNSEND'S OUTPUT
Twenty- Gold-Seekers Have
Gone and Ten More Will Take
the Willamette.
• PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., July 28.—
The exodus from Port Townsend for the
gold fields oi the Kiondyke up to date
totals twenty-eight persons, each of whom
carries a complete outfit for a two years
stay. The people thus far gone, with one
or two exceptions, represent local syndi
cates, who have munificently provided
provisions, clothing and even money to
prospectors. Thus far no women have
left here and the indications are that
none -ill g0...
The steamship Willamette, sailing on
the 21 prox., wiil take ten Towhsendites,
thoroughly outfitted and with eight
horses, with which they hope to avoid the
present delay at Dyea resultant upon the
blockade which the hero.c efforts of the
packing companies and the Indian pack
ers are unable to remove.
The .Willamette crowd from here like
its predecessors on the northern trip, goes
well' outfitted in evtr/ respect and is
headed by Captain Andrew Wasson, ex-
Collector of Customs here, and formerly
Sheriff of Monterey County, California,
who is leaving a lucrative position as
cashier of the Commercial Bank to seek
fortune in the north. .
The Alaska Commercial Company's Steamer Excelsior as She Appeared When Leaving the Wharf
Yesterday Bound for Kiondyke.
ARM TO GO
IN SEARCH
OF WEALTH
Remarkable Expedition
to Start From Port
Townsend.
ITS DESTINATION TO BE
COPPER RIVER.
Search Will Be Made for a
Golconda Famed in Old
Traditions.
EXPECTS TO BE RESISTED BY
INDIAN TRIBES.
One Hundred, .Winchester. , Rifles
Included in the Party's
Outfit. ..•;•;. :;Y; .■-7 i -7
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., July 23.—
Plans which give promise of bringing
about the most sensational denoument of
any recorded since the recent marvelous
Kiondyke strikes have been under way in
this city for some days, although so
quietly carried on that until to-day only
those who have agreed to take part in the
perilous undertaking have been apprised
of it. The facts leaked out through an
order placed by a prominent citizen for
the immediate shipment to this city of 100
Winchester repeating rifles. The Call
correspondent learned the following par
ticulars of a scheme which, if successful,
will certainly put Kiondyke stories into
the shade and make those who are willing
to brave the dangers entailed independ
ently rich:
For years past — in fact, so far back as to
extend into earliest Russian tradition
the great Northwest Territory in tlv*
vicinity of Copper River is said to have
been looked upon as the real El Dorado of
the world. Times without number na
tives have brought to the coast shining
gold nuggets which they gave in exchange
for provisions. When questioned as to
whence the gold came the Indians always
maintained a threatening silence, pre
dicting terrible deaths for those who en
deavored to reach it. As the gold was in
variably brought out by members of the
Copper Indian tribe the conclusion was
reached, and has since been verified, that
the presumably endless deposits were to
be found on the river of that name, which
empties into the North Pacific 800 miles
northwest of Sitka.
The first expedition into the Copper
River country was led years ago by Bufaa
Serrebrennikoff, a famous early Russian
hunter and trapper. With eight others
he in 1831 left Sitka. Tney*successfully
evaded the Indian lookouts and made
their way into the interior. Just what
became of them was never known, for not
a soul returned to tell the tale.
In 1884 General Abercrom hie was sent to
explore tbe river, but was scared off by
the threats of the Indians. Lieutenant
Schwatka, now deceased, claimed to have
been on the river, but as his . account was
not straight no credence was put in the
story. , " # _ V
The plan now well along toward con
summation here is to form a co-operative
company of 100 determined men, each
contributing $1000, to be expended in pur
chasing two years' supplies and charter
ing a schooner which will carry them to
Cape Whiieshed to avoid tbe 3000 Indians
residing at the mouth of the river in this
settlement, called Alaganik. Proceeding
to the head waters of the Copper River,
the party will prospect it thoroughly to
the mouth, hoping by this.- course to
avoid any meetings with the natives until
the work is completed. If the new El
Dorado is found, a regular military camp
will be established, and while some dig
out the gold others will patrol the vicinity
to prevent sudden attactc. In the event of
the natives evidencing any hostile inclina
tions a war of extermination will be in
augurated, the slaughter to stop only
when the obstreperous Indians have been
subdued.
Very little credence was given the story
here until it became known that Judge
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, JULY 29, 1897.
Joseph A. Kuhn, one of Washington's old
est and most prominent citizens, id the
project in hand and was looking alter the
company's interests. Judge Kuhn was
averse to talking on the subject to-day,
but admitted the facts as here set forth.
The news of the Government's intentions
to send troops norih instead of deterring
is accelerating the arrangements.
»'l am confident that fortunes await us,"
said Judge Kuhn to-day, "and I hope we
may avoid all trouble. If we find the river
as rich as we expect we will regularly lo
cate our claims, and neither Indians nor
whites can drive us off. The Copper River
is in American territory, and we have a
perfect right to prospect it. If the Indians
object — well, I can't way what will happen.
Over sixty of our party are already signed,
our boat is chartered and we will be away
before the middle of August."
There is no apparent reason why the ex
pedition should not be successful. One
hundred well-armed, determined men
would make a formidable stand against
tbe primitive weapons of the 3000 natives,
and should the Government see fit to
take action expelling the crowd a success
dl defense could be prepared while troops
were being transferred from the nearest
white settlement, which is Nuchuck,
made prominent some years ago as the
place where Captain Hooper of the United
States patrol fleet seized the supply steam
snip Coquitlam, into which the entire
catch of the British sealing fleet of 1892
was transferred after the latter had dis
tributed supplies to numerous schooners,
and which act was the direct cause of the
great agitation now on between the British
and American Governments over damage
awards. .'<■?■___:. \j__ -■■■--- ...- ■ '-.iw v ? „ * 'v ■
SAILED FOR
TBE FROZEN '
GOLD FIELDS
Continued from First rage.
"Joe." "J-e's" wife happened to be
around, and, to quote tbe lady's words,
It's well for her she is on board that
boat."
There was one gentleman northward
bound who in returning some small
change amounting to $1 75 to his friend
remarked, "Give this to my wife and tell
"her I don't need silver."
The accommodations on the Excelsior
were somewhat miserable. Six people are
cooped up in rooms Bx6. They are down
below the deck, and the heat there yes
terday was intense; it almost sickened
one to stay down there. There is no
saloon — at least none to speak of — unless
you can call a 9x12 room a saloon. The
deck is small and dirty, and most <jf the
room on it was piled hign with freight.
There were 112 passengers, and out of this
number there are twelve women, besides
two nuns, going right to Dawson.
Captain A. T. H.-ich was there in all
his glory. In bis hand he held a golden
slipper, a golden horseshoe. and a silk
flag, to which was attached a bouquet of
red and white carnations . witn maiden
hair fern, all of which he said were to
give the ship's company good luck — now
say women are the only ones who are
superstitious. *.„';-;"
At last the whistle blew for all visitors
to leave, the plank was drawn in and in a
tew moments, mid cheers and farewells,
the boats steamed out with its 150 enthu
siasts. Grace E. Cuaib.
AT THE PRESIDIO.
All Preparations for Sending
Troops to Alaska Stopped
Yesterday.
The news that the authorities at Wash
ington had changed their minds regarding
the sending of troops to Alaska to Gar
rison a post to be established there
reached the Presidio yesterday in the
form of two telegrams, one of a public
and the other of a private nature. Pre
parations for getting together the neces
sary paraphernalia for marching and the
food supplies and clothing essential to
lite in so cold « region were at once
stopped by the officer in command.
The private telegram was the first to ar
rive. It was addressed to one of the offi
cers of the post and read as follows:
Washington. D. C., July 28, 1897.
All preparations for sending troops to
Alaska will hi suspended. By order of the Sec
retary of War.
Assistant Adjutant Gilmobe.
Shortly afterward the following tele
gram of an official nature arrived:*
Washington, D. 0., July 1897.
To the Commanding Officer of the Dejiattmcnt of
California: The ration of troops for
Alaska will be discontinu d at present. By
order of the Secretary of War.-
Assistant Adjutant Gilmore.
It is understood from the nature of; the
official telegram that the matter is only
temporarily postponed, owing to the fact
that the rigor of the weather in Alaska is
rapidly growing too severe for thine to
be accomplished. In the spring there is
no doubt that the post will be established
there.
WILL SEND NO -TROOPS.
President McKlnley Has Found
Tnat the Expense and the Risk *..
Will Be Too Great.
WASHINGTON. D. 'C, July 28.— The
project to establish a military post at
Alaska adjacent to the Kiondyke has been
abandoned by direction of President Mc
inlay, who found the expense to be too
great and the command sent to man the
post would not reach the site before the
Arctic winter had set in. The President
is favorable, however, to sending soldiers
to Alaska, but he will ask authority of
Congress and sufficient appropriation be
fore taking any action. Orders for the
expedition have been revoked.
Secretary Long has issued orders to
place the new gunboat Wheeling in com
mission at Mare Island Navy-yard on
August 10, and to have her ready immedi
ately after lor a long cruise. Her officers
were detailed to-day and were directed to
report early in the month. . The Wheeling
will soon after leave for Sitka, where she
will relieve the Concord. The Wheeling's
orders contemplate her stay north until
next spring, and in view of the Kiondyke
craze the Pinta is now being overhauled at
San Francisco, with a view, when com
pleted, to join the Wheeling. if
Both ships will stay in Alaskan waters
during the next cold season, and when the
Bering Sea patrol fleet starts south in
September one of the revenue cutters may
be detached and directed to remain at
Sitka.
The failure of the War Department to
assign a company of soldiers to Alaska
makes it more advisable to have a stronger
naval force north than heretofore.
THE ORDER RESCINDED.
Supplies for Troops Which Had
Been Sent to Seattle
.Recalled.
SEATTLE, Wash., July 28.— order
directing a company of troops to be sent
to Alaska, to be stationed at Circle City, I
has been revoked. Captain W. W. Rob
inson, assistant quartermaster ■:'■ United
States Army, stationed at this place, yes
• terdav afternoon received a telegram
from Wast) ton City advising him that
the supplies ordered sent -him for the use
of these troops -had been * recalled, , and
that the troops would not go. • r 7".;-
The cause of this sudden change of
front, alter arrangements had been so far
perfected that passage Had been engaged
for the troops and freight reserved for
their eouipment in the steamer Cleveland,
which leaves August 5, is believed to be a
legal snag which has been discovered.
This is in a provision of an act of Congress
passed in 1878, which in expro-s terms
prohibits the use of any portion of the
United States army for any purpose not
distinctly authorized by the constitution
and by some act of Congress- Kow this
provision would prevent the creation of
an army post in Alasxaand the stationing
of troops there does not clearly appear,
but to some legal lights this statute does
prohibit troops being used for the particu
lar purpose designed— the acting as a mil
itary police to preserve order in a com
munity where there was no other repre
sentative of the power of the United
States.
There was an opportunity open for a
brief period last evening for a man to go
north with a handsome grub stake. One
of the Seattle passengers going to Vic
toria to take the Islander for Dyea had a
$2000 outfit of provis ons, etc., and had
engaged four men to go with him on
shares. One of them yielded to the per
suasion of his wife and backed out. Po
lice Officer Grant, who is on the water
front, heard of it, and Immediately volun
teered to take the pace made vacant.
This offer was accepted, and he proceeded
t.oma to notify his wife. By the time
her objections to his sudden departure
were overcome it was getting late. Ho
then started to hunt up the Chief of Po
lice to tender his resignation. The Chief
was not to be found, though Grant chased
after him until it was nearly time for the
steamer to leave. Finally Grant gave up
in disgust, and a young man on the dock
who had no family ties and no official po
sition to resign, volunteered for the grub
stake, was accepted, stepped aboard the
departing steamer and left on an instant's
notice for the gold fields of the Kiondyke.
PRESAGE OF HORRORS.
Captain Nevills Tells of the
Hardships and Dangers of
the North, ,
Believes That Half of Those Who
•Depart Will Not Live to
Eeturn.
Captain XV. A. Nevills, the owner of the
fabulously rich Rawhide mine, tells a
story of the Kiondyke country, and, in
deed, of the whole Northwest Territory,
that presages death and disaster for the
majority of the bold fortune-seekers who
have gone or who may go into the new El
Dorado.
Captain Nevills has lived in that section
of the continent and is lamiliar with
every peculiarity < f it and of the people
who have inhabited it for many years. *
He in no degree discounts the reports of
vast wealth to be found there, but he lays
great stress on the hardships and dangers
'.hat are certain to be encountered by
every man who goes there from a country
where the rigors of intensely cold winter*,
■md the perils of cyclonic snowstorms
are not known. 'He declares that no one
who has not been through the experience
can form any conception of what lt means
to pas* a winter in those high latitudes.
Comparatively few men are able to with
stand even a single season.
'." "It grieves me," he said yesterday,
"and would '. amuse me if the situation
weie not so serious, involving the lives of
perhaps thousands of. men, to «cc the way
moot of the prospectors are outfitting.
"Just to give you an instance, I hap
pened into a certain store and saw the
floor littered with four or five outfits.
Among the things that caught my eves
were blankets and peck-saddles. Why,
they might as well take mosquito-nets
along to protect them from the cold as
blankets. Why. the only Kind of apparel
that will he a protection in that climate,
where the murcury gets down to 40 de
grees below zero, is the clothing made of
the furs that are obtained from the ani
mals that are denizens of the region.
"I see that a number of people are
taking burros and horses to help get their
belongings across the divide to the head
waters of the Yukon. These animals will
last just about two weeks. 'I hey may be
able to get one load across the pass on
them. It is absurd to expect that animals
taken from a warm climate like California
will be able to live in the severe cold up
there. Their blood is thin and their lungs
are not accustomed to the thin, dry air up
there.
"I feel safe in predicting that half of
those who have cone into the Kiondyke
country from this side of the country will
not live to come back. The outfit, that
they are taking will ba of little or no use
to them. If there is the least weakness in
their lungs they will go off with, pneu
monia and consumption almost before
they learn what is the matter with them.
If any of them get caught in one of the
blizzards that occur there they will be
frozen to death without being aware of
tho fact. People in tne East rarely be
lieve that we have green grass here in the
middle of the winter. So it is with those
who are going to the i old fields of the far
north. They are inclined to disbelieve all
the reports of deadly cold.
"Another serious danger that threatens
is starvation. Ido not see how it will be
possible to get enough supplies in there
for the great number of people who are
already on their way into the country. I
am aware that large quantities of pro
visions and other supplies are being taken
■up to-Dyea,-* but Irom all that I have read
in the papers there is enough freight now
awaiting transportation across the pass to
keep them, busy lor the next two years
with the present facilities.
"In my opinion, it i-> wrong for the
Government to allow these people to rush
into that country, under the circum
stance?. It should compel them to
turn back, as is done by the Canadian au
thorities under similar circumstances.
No one is allowed to go in from the Cana
dian side unless it is known that there is
a sufficient supply of provisions in the
country to prevent a famine. There will
bo suffering enough witnout people facing
tho risk of starvation.
"If I were advising any one to go into
that region I should tell them to wait un
til at least a year from next March. By that
time the country will be well supplied with
all the necessaiies, and will have ample
transportation facilities. They need not
be afraid of being unable to locate a pay
ing claim at that time. There is plenty
of sola there. Of that I have no doubt.
Those who go in a year from next spring
will, in my estimation, have a better
chance of life and fortune than those who
are now rushing in.
"That country is just full of gold, silver,
copper and tin. At the time I was up
there it was no unusual thing to see the
Indians using gold and tin for bullets.
They would bring the gold to the trading
posts of the Hudson Bay Company and
exchange it for bullets of lead, liquor on i
beads. It was no uncommon thing to
see the company's agents weigh out a
quantity of leaden l u:lets and receive in
return the same weight in gold. i T.io In
dians would not at that time tell any
white man where they obtained the gold.
They would leave the trading posts in
May and return in September with quan
tities cf gold."
Another Company.
The Red Fox Mining Company, to oper
ate mines in Alaska, has been incorpora
ted by C. W. Marian, E. L. Snell, Alex
Lind, E. H. Hovey, A. M. Duller and
George T. Smith, with a capital stock
fixed at $30,000.
"The Call" leads all content.
porarics in the llioi-oiislincss
and accuracy of its Kiondyke
reports. ■.'.[.)
JOHN BULL'S WARNING.
The Colonial Office at London
Issues a Wise Manifesto on
the A'askan Weather. '
LONDON, KltO., July 28.— reports
reaching England of the fabulous, wealth
of the Kiondyke have caused many per
sons to announce their intention to go
there. As many of them have no idea of
the climatic conditions, the Colonial office
to-day issued a circular strongly warning
gold-seeker-; against leaving England
earlier than April, adding that none except
experienced prospectors should go.
He Had to Go.
WASHINGTON, D. C, July 28.— This
telegram was receive! to-day by the
Comptroller of the Currency from F. XV.
Hawkins, receiver of the defunct Na
tional Bank at Anacortes, Washington:
Please accept my resignation as' receiver by
wire. Alaska gold fever Is overwhelming.
Acceptance was promptly telegraphed.
Santa Monlci Contingent.
SANTA MONICA. Cal., July 28.— 1. D.
Richmond, former Street Superintendent
and an experienced miner, accompanied
by Charles Tegner. left to-night for the
Kiondyke gold regions.
The (Birdie tax Case.
The preliminary examination of J. D. Hul
bert, J. M. Woods ami Van A. Shafer, charged
with criminal assault and robbery upon
Birdie Fox in the Columbus House, was con
tinued beinre Judce Jowchimsen yesterday. 'A
large number of witnesses were . examined for
the defense and the cast* was continued till
this afternoon. '" ■** I tff-*'^f M__M 'EMl '-
Photographs of departure of Excelsior
for Kiondyke. Partridge's, 121 Post street.
BRYAN'S FRIENDS
BECOME UNEASY
They Fear He Will Talk
Himself to Death
Politically.
Nebraskans Determine to Pull
Him Off the Lecture
Platform.
Must Adopt a Different Course If
Ho Expects to Be a Candi
date In 1900. 17.
LINCOLN. Nebr, July 28.— For the
past two months the leaders of the silver
party in Nebraska have been manifesting
much uneasiness concerning lecture
business of Mr. Bryan. Primarily a num
ber of his warmest supporters remon
strated with him about trying to begin
the campaign of 1900 at once after the
close of " the last one, but he thought
differently. Now, however, his leading
supporters in this Stale are determined to
have him pulled off. A conference of the
leading spirits was held here recently in
wi ich this question came up, and it was
decided 'hat something ought to be done
at once if Mr. Bryan is ever to run another
Presidential race. The plan adopted was
that he should be ordered to come home
at once for the fall campaign, as his ser
vices were needed to elect the Populist
State ticket, then to groom him for Gov
ernor on the fusion ticket next fall, and
gradually turn him from his present route
into a position where he can make a digni
fied race in 1900 for the Presidential cam
paign. One of the members of that con
ference has made the substance of the
sentiment that prevailed at '.he meeting
public, and it is provoking mucn com
ment. In discussing the situation he said:
"It would appear that the interest is
lessening in the silver issue daily all over
the country, and if Mr. Bryan keeps on
he will have nothing to tell in the next
campaign. If we can get him at home
and keep him quiet on the silver business,
elect him Governor and send Governor
Holcomb to the Senate next year, all the
factions will be in line for Bryan to make
the campaign of 1890. We have almost
abandoned hope, for the silver issue ap
pears to be bad, but unless on that issue
we cannot see how Bryan will be a factor
in the next Presidential campaien.
"While bis leading (supporters here
think the silver issue is dead, Bryan is
not inclined to come home and go into
the State campaign, but would prefer to
stay on the p atiorm. If we cannot
get him ino'tais plan, however, we are
firmly of the opinion that he can never
make another race. Even as it is, we can
scarcely get the former fusion silver
lorce? out to the county conventions.
They insist they are too busy to attend,
and laugh at our advice that they snould
keep up the party organizations as they
begun immediately after the last cam
paign cosed.
"We accept this as the forerunner of the
inevitable lack cf interest in the cause of
the white metal. Some attribute it to the
great crops and general business revival,
and think the agricultural element will
begin to attend the silver rullies as soon as
the crops are out of the way, but we think
differently. Bryan has not yet refused to
abandon tbe platform. He says he is
willing, however, to stump the State this
fall in the lutere of the fusion ticket." ,
RICHMOISU Attn IB.E G. A. B.
An Objection to the Old Union. Soldiers
in V4rtti>ia's Capital.
RICHMOND, Va., July 28.— The propo
sition to induce me Grand Army to hold
its encampment here next year meets with
comparatively little sympathy. The Rich
mond limes, the gold Democratic paper,
whose editor was one o; Mosby's men, to
day says editorially:
"It would be worse than affectation — it
would be insincere — to pretend that the
invitation which is to be extended to the
Grand Army of the Republic to make their
encampment in 1893 at Richmond is not
prompted by business considerations.
What complications may be met because
-_•— TO-DAT
I About the ist of September we will • \
H move into the building now occupied by •' ' j
p| the Golden Rule Bazaar, 718-722 Market st |J .
&j It is our intention to enter our new quar- Ij
| ters with an entire new line of clothing, and |- :
b in order to dispose of our present stock we %
jj will hold a gigantic Removal Sale of Clothing, |
commencing Monday, August 2. Keep this in |
I mind. S. N. WOOD & CO. (Columbian; |
3 Woolen Mills), 541 Market st I.'.■■1 .'.■■
1 .
GUT RATE--575.
Steamer "Caspar," to DYEA, Alaska,
AtJGrTJST ,4.
PRIVII.I-OE Of ONE TON OK RAtIG \GE OR
pro - islo s allowed each passenger as freight,
Regular puck rain of 31 mule, will go on this
vessel. Our passengers will have ihe services of
this trap from Dyea on lor tickets and oilier
imorii.atlr>:i apply at tie office,
638 Market ->ir.3-t. ♦»»»P- P»l_»pe Hotel. I
KLONDYKE BOATS !
READY TO SHIP.
Ready to put together In three hours. Size 24
feet long. s*/2 feet beam. 2 feet deep:' whi tarry
twoions; w-ght 200 nound--: no piece over six
fset long. Large ones built to order. .
SAN FRANCISCO LAUNCH CO.,
North Point and Stockton Ms
FOR SALE,
NEW GRAIN BAG**. SLIGHTLY DAMAGED
_L 1 by water: last recelvea per British ship '-Kails
of D--e." Inquire of Carmen Island Malt Company,
130 .Main street, or 'Jl9 Front street.
of the place which the colored troops have "•
in the Grand Army of the Republic we
cannot sugeest, because we do not know ; 1
what the custom in the matter is; but it is j
certain that there will be no change in our"
social customs here to suit a transient de- ..;
mand, should one be made, and this is no.'',
doubt understood, or should be under-- ■'■;
stood, by all parties." . '*' .*--;
»
FOItXUXAT- CAXVDIu AXES. .
Af point— tenia Made by the President-- . .;.
Befor* Ltavlntj Washington.
WASHINGTON, d. c, July 23.'— The ••;
President . has made ' the , following ap- '..'•.
pointments: •-.'"
State— Daniel Swiney of Ohio, Consul at ■'i
Cork, Ireland.
Treasury— Fitch of New York. Com-.'".'
missloner of Immigration, port of New York; . .
Warner Sherwood and George XV. Wanamaker,'* ,'
of New Yori, Assistant Appraisers ot Mer-:
chandise, New York; Frank J. Naramore. Col- -
lector of Customs, Fairfield, Conn.; Charles. -
H. Mars, Collector of Customs, Brazos de San- ' '
tiago, .Tex.; Andrew W. Francisco, Collector'
of Customs, Lob Angeles, Cal.; Charles E. ':
Sapp, Collector of Internal Revenue for tho . 1
Fifth District of Kentucky; S-imucl J.Roberts, .*.
Collector of Internal Revenue lor the Seventh
District of Kentucky. * * •'
Interior— Alvan Eastman, Receiver of Pub-"-'
lie Moneys at St. Cloud, Minn. ; Charles S. Me- . I
Nicholas, Agent for the Indians of the Colo- *
rado River Agency in Arizona; Edward XV _' '
Fox, Registrar of the Land Office at Clayton, N,'-
Mex.; Jay Lynch, Agent for the Indians of the
Yakima Agency in Washington; Stephen J.-.
Loughran, Receiver of Public Monies at Dcs :
Moines, la.; Gilbert It. Pray of lowa, Surveyer-
Generai of the District of Alaska; Jonu M. Dud- . .
ley of Washington, D. C., Registrar of the ''
Land Office at Sitka. Alaska; Ro.weU Sheldon .
of Oregon, Receiver of Public Monies at Sitka, •'
Alaska; Andrew J. Duncan of Ohio, Indian In-'
specior.
■■ Justice— Charles S. Johnson ol Alaska, United
States District Judge for the District Alaska: :
Glen Miller 'of 'ah, Marshal for the District of
Utah.
DEATH. EMUS A TEXAS FEW.
Two Brothers on the Warpath Killed by'
the Man They nought. ,
WACO, Tex., July 28.— This forenoon,
in the stock- brokerage office of C. E. Trice
& Co., B. F. Kivett and W. W. . Kivett
were snot and killed by William Lamuen,
a member of the firm.
Bad feeling had existed between the
Kivett brothers and Lamden for some
time, growing out of charges made by tho
relatives of Lamden and a sister of the
Kivetts. The shooting occurred during
the busiest paft of the day, when the
office was crowded, and it caused intense
excitement.
Two more Kivett brothers armed them
selves and proceeded to the scene of the
shooting, threatening to kill Lamden, but
they were not allowed to enter. The kill
ing is universally looked upon a3 justi
fiable. ""■'.
Itepetc Ie a Scorcher.
NEWPORT, R. 1.. July 28. — Dr.
Chauncey M. Depew, president of the ;
New York Central Railroad Company, '
who so stoutly resisted the legislation
compelling railroads in New York to."'
carry bicycles as baggaee, has succumbed
to the attractions oi tne "silent steed."
At that time he said a bicycle was some-'
times a vehicle* and sometimes a trunk.
Treating it as a vehicle, he took his first
j lesson yesterday. For a man 63 years 'of.'
I age hs made an excellent start. - Cards of '
j agents for various bicycles have been
pouring in on Dr. Depew all day.
A fatal liunaway.
PEORIA, II:,., July '28.— 1n a runaway
this morning down Knoxville-avenue
Hill, Miss Grace White, living near Chi-,
capo, leaped out of the carriage, alighted
head first on the brick pavement and was
instantly killed. The carriage then col
lided with a wagon and Mrs. Peter
Bor nek, a wealthy Peoria lady, and Mr-.
K:rchoff, ncr sister-in-law, were thrown
out. Mrs. Spruck's head struck the pave
ment, and she is not expected to live.
Glucose Stork Listed.
CHICAGO, 111., July 23.— The stock of .
the Glucose Refining Company has been .
placed in the list of unlisted securities on _
the Chicago Stock SxelMinge. -The »-**
official announcement state-) that the
total Issue is $40,000,000, of which $23,- ■
000,000 are common and $14,000,000 pre- :
ferred shares.
J-r'd Grant Threatens to Resign.
NEW YORK, N. V., July 28.— General'
Grant's son Fred says he will resign his ■■
Police Commissionership. His colleagues •'
refused to-day his request to change the
methods of getting evidence against d"is-.'
orderly houses, which he claims are de
grading the police. .' ■.*
Kiondyke via Yukon.
Stanch steamer "South Coast," August 5 4 .
No walking or hill climbing; cheap rate.. ■
Parly will be taken up to Dawson in charge of.
Captain E. V. Rtdeout. Full particulars, Me- *.
Louehlan _ Burke. 634 Market street. * , ..
<X)-CK>-0-©O-CK>-0-0-0-0
AN EXCELLENT ,
J_\"J~* A T Properly prepared an j-.*
lv I l™^ r\ I promptly served, can.
a\.XXm_— £._—/ always be obtained in
THE GRILL ROOM OF THS
Hl%£ PALACE
ment in town. __B_a— B_n_ ■tvii"— "*- ia -
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Baja California ■'■•'■
Damiana Bitters v
IS A RiWEßFl'ti ATHI-ODISIAC AN*»''
X specific tome for the sexual and urinary organs
of both sexes, and a great remedy for diseases st
the kidneys and bladde.*. A great Kf_;o.»:.;_,
Invigorator and Nervine. Sells on its owu ilea;*; '*
lie long-winded testimonials uece-.si.rj-. "
i\Ai._a, AJL-a __ J_ili4j-<i'__;, Agents
32** Market bt., b. _. (bead tor ClrciUar-J

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