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VOLUME LXXXII.-NO. 165.
THE REVENUE CUTTER BEAR
IS GETTING READY TO SAIL
TO RESCUE THE WHALERS
This is the principal reindeer station in Alaska. The picture shows the Bear in the harbor, where she will
probably spend the coming winter.
SEATTLE, WASH., Nov. ii.— "The
motives and energy of THE CALL in be- j
half of a relief expedition to go to the aid i
of prisoned whalers are deserving of
the highest commendation," said Cap
tain Francis Tuttle, commanding the
revenue cutter .Bear, to-day. He added: j
"I certainly shall contribute my best;'
efforts to the success of the expedition."
(The authorities at Washington have
I ! '. as yet communicated very definitely j
-iih Captain Tuttle with reference to the J
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.nanner and method of supplying food to
the 300 unfortunate men who are now}
among the ice floes of Northern Alaska. '
He will formulate his plans as soon as he j
is informed of the ideas of his superiors, j
Speaking on the subject to a CALL
correspondent to-night Captain Tuttle j
said : "To-day I received orders to hasten I
repairs on the Bear with all possible
speed so as to start north with the cutter
as soon as she can be made ready. 1
was also instructed to secure the services
of a competent and experienced physician
to accompany us. Dr. Call, who has
been on the last two voyages with the
Bear, had arranged to go to California
for the winter, and as a consequence I j
must secure another man. Just who it
will be I cannot now say positively, but
likely Dr. Camden, a brother of our sec- j
M .J''*"™Mrt^«aß*B»»^^miuiP > ***TTltP~llM!inTa
ond officer, will be selected. He is a !
resident of the East, but is now in Se- |
attle and expresses willingness to make j
the trip.
"An inquiry was made of me from j
Washington to-day as to whether I
could procure at Seattle such provisions ;
, as would be necessary to carry on an ex- |
V edition of this nature. I replied that they
V ." ild be secured here in any quantity and
at short notice.
"All the officers and crew of the Bear,
with but one exception, have expressed j
a hearty willingness to make the trip i
north. They are anxious to do all in
their power in aid of the unfortunate
I whalers. Of course, some of them nat
urally feel a disappointment that they
are so soon to go again into the Arctic
regions, after having just returned from a
six months' cruise. But they are greatly
interested in the project and feel pride !
that the Bear has been selected in the j
emergency.
"I hope to be able to sail north the
latter part of next week, although there
may be some slight delay. The run to
Dutch Harbor will be made in about
eleven days. There two days will be j
consumed in taking on coal, after which
we will push through Bering Sea and
endeavor to get through the s raits. I
It is, of course, impossible at this time to
say how far north the Bear can get so |
late in the season. She is a stanch yes- ;
sel, and 1 certainly will put forth every I
effort to get her as close to Point Barrow I
as possible."
PLENTY OF REINDEER
TO CARRY SUPPLIES
VT.-.omas Hanna. who has just returned
•-> -a Cape Prince of Wales, says it is ut
ter nonsense to si*y an expedition to Point
Bartow lor the relief of the ice-bound
whalers is impracticable. "There are
plenty of reindeer in t c country," ho
Mild, "which are available for the trip.
While there may not be enou-rh already
trained, the matter of breaking them to
harness is a very simple one. The natives
can taue an animal and in the course of
two days have him thoroughly broken to
a sled. At UnalaKlik there are nearly 300
deer. Part of these were ordered by the
•"-overnment to be taken to St. Michael to
The San Francisco Call
A VIEW OF PORT CLARENCE.
make a trip up the Yukon to carry relief
to Dawson. That proposed trip is, in my
opinion, an absurd proposition, as th"
uistance of some 1500 miles is too great for
the deer. Now, if these deer which have
teen odered to St. Michael could be
transferred to the Point Barrow expedi
tion it would simplify matters wonder
fully. However, if the Bear can get as
far tip as If. Michael there is not
much doubt that she can go up to
tape Prince of Wales, as the strait
is generally open until Christmas. At
this point there are 360 deer owned by the
natives and the American Missionary
Association. These could no doubt be
secured and the expedition could -tart
from there. There is plenty of moss
along the coa«t 10 feed the deer and the
nat yes could get their meals at the nu
merous little villages. The trip should be
made along the coast, the traveling being
dune on the ice which is frozen for about
a mile out. A considerable disiaiic* can
be saved by crossing the Kotzibue Sound,
starling over the ice from Capo Espen
berg. With this cut off the distance to
Point Barrow will he about £00 miles.
Two hundred and fifty deer at the most
will be enough to carry in rifty tens of
provision. Two deer to a ed can draw
1001) pounds twenty-five to forty miles a
day with ease. A suitable system of re
lays and rests coild be arranged so that
without much difficulty the entire trip I
could be made in about a month.
"In my opinion, the best man to lead
the ovenand party would be Kjel mann,
fie superintendent of the Government
reindeer station at Teller. He is nt pies
entin Chicago on his way to Lapland
taking a party of Lanlanders home.
Some one else could he placed in charge
of ihese people 3iid Kjeilmann be given
charge oi the rescuing p<rty. He knows
all atom the handling of the relndeerand
what is about as important, the managing
of the natives. Another good man would
be W. T. Lopp, who is a missionary at
Cape Prince of Wale*.
"Sleds and harness for the expedition
should be procured here in the States and
laken up on the Bear. I doub if enough
could be tounu in Alaska with wmch to
fit. out me expedition. If they were se
cure i hera and taken up there would be a
gieat savine of time at any rate."
STRIFE BETWEEN THE
LINE AND THE STAFF
Difficulties to Be Straightened
Out by the Naval Per
sonnel Board.
Seme of 'h • Departments Oppose
Being Left Out In the New
Arrargtirunt.
Special Dispatch to The Cam.
('ai.i Office, Kiggs House, I
Washington. D. C, Nov. 11.)
The Naval Personnel Board, of which
Assistant Secretary Kooseveit is pres
ident has closed its deliberations,
and has taken a recess until Mon
day week in order to allow the
v rious sub-committees appointed to con
i sider different branches of the general
question time in which to prepare their
reports to the board. As has been already
; staeea it has been decided by the board to
i recommend the amalgamation of the pres-
I ent engineer corps with the line of the
j navy, giving the members actual . rank
'. and corresponding power.
Ohe of the sub-committees is charged
with the duty of preparing a bill making
provision lor tho enforcement of such a
scheme, for the action ot the board with a
view toils submission to Congress with
the indorsement of the United State*
Navy Department. It is hoped in this
way to settle to a great extent, at least,
the loop -continued strife between the line
j and staff of the navy in the vital matter
of ranK rest onsibility. The engineer
corps is the only staff department consid
ered iv this connection, and it is said
! ther» is considerable dissatisfaction in the
medical and pay corps at being left out.
One of the propositions submitted to the i
board contemplates the transfer of ' the j
murine corns to 'he line of the navy. This
proposition is vigorously opposed by too
office sof the marine corps, who much
prefer their present status as an independ
ent organization.
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SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 12. 1897.
AUTONOMY FOR
THE CUBANS
A Royal Decree to Be |
Gazetted This ;
Month.
Madrid Surprised at the Ac
tion of Weyler When Leav
ing Cuba.
Allowed Demons'raM ins In {His
Honor as Though He Were
Still In Au horlty.
-
Copyrighted, 1£97, by James Gordon Benuett.
MADRID, Nov. 11. — Much surprise was j
I caused here by notices received regarding '
General Weyler's conduct at Gibara, Cuba, {
where the steamer had to put in Tor re- i
pairs. It seems that he landed and a
manifestation was held in his honor. The |
road was patrolled by troop? and tiesame ,
honors paid to General Weyler as though j
fee were still a captain-general. He vis
ited a club and the same inflammatory
speeches -were made as at Havana.
General Blanco, on hearing of these pro
ceedings, dismissed the commandant of j
Gibara from bis post.
A royal decree granting autonomy to j
Cuba will be formally gazetted on Novem
ber 23.
THE CARLISTS WAITING
They Will Rise Agrilnst th*=» Spanish
Dynasty at the First Chance.
LONDON, Nov. 12.— The Madrid corre
spondent of the Daily Mail says: "Find
ing it impossible to raise the sum of £.">,
--000.000 by the loans or tax lo carry out its
original naval plans, the Government has
decided to build two new cruisers only.
■ ••They will b* of 2000 ton« each. It is in
tended to summon the Cortes as soon
as possible, in order to obtain credits
to build mors men-of-war and to place
more .powerful guns in the existing ves
sels.
"The Spanish naval authorities regard
the Spanish navy as already superior to
the American navy."
The or.-an of Senor Sagasta, El Correo,
says to-Gay it is "convinced that the
Carlists are only waiting for the complica
tions in Cuba to provide them an oppor
-1 tunity for riain-.'."
TO SATISFY ITALY'S DEMAND.
Brazil ends Word That the Shooting
in Spiritu Santo Will Be
Investigated.
Copyright. 1»9~, br James Gordon Bennett.
BUENOS AYRES, Nov. 11.— Tne Minis
ter ol Foreign Affairs of Brazil has sent a
note to the Italian Charge d'Affalres,
stating that the shooting of several Ital
ians in Spiritu Santo will be investigate I
and Italy's demand for redress considered.
Several persons arrested on suspicion in
connection with the alleged plot to kill
President Moraes have been released, as
no evidence was found against them.
Many were beld, however, as serious evi
dence against them has been found, and
several others have been arrested.
FRIEDERICHS TO GET THE PLACE
It Is Reported That the General Will
Be Appointed Federal District' *
Attorney.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 11.— Call
correspondent learned to-day that General
It. P. Friederichs of San Francisco will
probably be appointed United States Dis
trict Attorney. McKenna has had a Hue
' ramento man in view for this position
bin will probably yield to a desire for the
appointment of Friederichs.
The correspondent learns, furthermore,
th*<t Henry >--. Foote. the District Attor
ney for the Northern District of Califor
nia, will be allowed to serve out his lerm.
The report that Colonel G org* A. Knight
is here seeking to have a friend appointed
to his plate is denied by Knight. 'lirey
L. Ford seems to be a favorite for the at
torneyship to succeed Foote, but it is yet
too eariy to speculate about this appoint
ment since Foote has a year to serve.
SEVERE GALE O.V ERE.
Owing to Great Velocity of the Wind
Navigation Is Suspended on
the Lake.
CLEVELAND, Nov. 11.— A severe
gale which has been blowing nearly all
day and to-night has suspended naviga
lion on Like Erie. At -1 o'ciock tnis
afternoon the wind reached a maximum
velocity of sixty-seven miles an hour.
strntv ilftictm Transferred.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11.— These trans
fers have been made: In tne Eighteenth
Infantry, Second Lieutenant Murray Bald
win from Company H to Company X,
Second Lieutenant H. Y. Grubbs from
Company X to Company H; in the Nintn
Infantry, Captain W. L. Carpenter from
Company B to Company I, Captain C. M.
Rockefeller from Company I to Com
pany B.
NEWS OF THE DAY.
Weather forecast for San Fran
cisco: Cloudy Friday, probabl;
without rain ; southwestern
changing to westerly winds.
FIRST PAGE.
Cutter Bear Soon to Sai! North
Autonomy to Be Given Cuba.
P an to Partition Bolivia.
D.xon Murder Mystery Deepen
Murder on Daw.-on Trail.
SECOND PAGE.
Merced Coursing Meeting Ends
Races on Eastern Tracks.
- A Hitch in Thorn's Trial.
THIRD PAGE.
' Sacramento for Good Roads.
Holds Laborer-) at Bay.
San Jose People Aroused.
Kaiser Mov-ss Against Hayti.
l^eavitt Not the Strang er.
FOURTH PAGE.
More Time for Durrani.
Sealing Must Be Slopped.
Boy Murderer to Be Tried.
FIFTH PAGE.
Aftermath of the Fight.
The Baseball Outlook..
Pride in the Midst of Poverty
Local Cyclist to Fight Fast.
Al Hayman Returns.
SIXTH PAGE.
Editorial.
New York's Kingly Mayor.
Inflamed Vermiform Appendi:
A Month of Meteors.
Discriminating Duly Again.
Canada and the British Empire
Personals and Queries.
SEVENTH PAGE.
In-rleside Rae nr.
Two Wel -Known Men Dead.
EIGHTH PAGE.
Commercial.
NINTH PAGE.
News From Across tne Bay.
TENTH PACE.
Hard Luck on n Whaler.
Assessment for.Democrats.
ELEVENTH PAGE.
Births, Marriages and Deaths.
• ". .-TWELFTH. PAGE.
". Rbttanzi Out for Hats. '_'.'.."
Ttie Frawley •». Sail Away. . ..
Six Involuntary -Cannibals.
A Question of Mcd cal Ethics.
Strychnine Did Not Kilt.
NOW PLAN
TO GRAB
BOLIVIA
Chile, Peru and Argen
tina Scheming to Form
a Dreibund.
INTRIGUE IN SOUTH
AMERICA.
Schemers Who Are Figuring
to Wipe One Nation Off
the Map
AND BOLDLY DIVIDE UP
THE TERRITORY.
Everywhere In Bolivia Chile Is
Talked Of as a Faithless,
Disloyal Country.
Copyright, 1897, by James Gordon Bennett.
VALPARAISO, Chile (via Galveston,
Tex.), Nov. 11. — I have received informa
tion from official sources to the effect that
a plan for the Dreibund of Chile, Peru
and Argentina is in existence which, if
adopted by the three governments, will
wipe Bolivia off the South American
map, Chile, Peru and Argentina dividing
her territory. .
Startling as this statement is there are
many who are inclined to give it cre
dence. "Without doubt some international
step of importance is unaer contempla
tion. Chile and Peru have become en
tangled with Bolivia and what the result
will be no one can tell. Demands of the
Alarmists for an explanation from the
government, it is generally believed, are
justified. I have it on the be.it of author
ity that Senor Salinas, Chile's Minister to
Sucre, Bolivia, has gone to Santiago to
confer witn the government on the situa
tion. The government flatly denies that
he will not return to Sucre, though there
are grave fears that he will be murdered
if he does return, as the feeling there
against Chile is intense.
In clubs and cafes and at social gather
ings everywhere in Bolivia one hears
Chile talked of as a faithless, disloyal na
tion. Reasons for all this feeling against
Chile are to be found in the rebellion of
1801 and its bearing on the Ancon treaty.
Revolutionists promised Bolivia, if she
would recognize the belligerency of the
rebels, that if they wero victorious they
would give io Bolivia two years after vic
tory the two Peruvian provinces, Tacaa
and Arica, heid temporarily by Chile
under the Ar.con treaty. More than six
years have eian-jed since the victory of
the revolutionists and Chile has not ful
filled her prom for the reason that by
doing so she would trample on the Ancou
treaty.
Bolivia now insists on the fulfillment of
this promise, which Chile holds is illegal.
In the meantime Chile has recalled Senor
Lira, Minister of Chile to Peru, who be
longed to the revolutionary party, and
has sent Senor Vicente Santa Cruz, a Bal
macedist, there with instructions to sound
Peru on the alliance against Bolivia,
against which the Government of Peru
has many grievances'.
I am told that for Peru's assistance
Chile promises to return to Peiu the
provinces of Tacna and Arica, without
putting the question to a popular vote or
demanding of Peru the 10.000,000 soles
ransom, as provided in the Ancon treaty.
Chile. I am told, is also prepared to
furnish Per.i with all necessary arms and
ammunition to carry on the war with
80l via. In this connection theD.eibund
against Bolivia, 1 am inlormed. is being
considered. Argentina, it is said, will be
invited into the alliance to give strength
to the movement.
The Heraido bays this a'ternoon that it
is reported all international affairs be
tween Chile and Bolivia and Peru will
soon be satisfactorily settled, Chile ac
cepting the commercial and peace treaties
drawn by Bolivia, and leaving the solu
tion of the Tacna-Arico question until
next year.
THIRTY PERSONS MET DEATH.
Terrible Disaster to a Wedding Party
at a Railroad Crossing in
Russian Poland.
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 11.— A ter
rible accident ha- occurred near Bielostok,
Russian Poland, resulting in the death of
thirty persons.
A wedding party was returning from
the church to the house of the bride. AH
were in one wagon, a huge vehicle, drawn
by eight horses. The road along which
they drove crossed the raiiwav track on
the level and the driver, either through
carelessness or ignorance of the train
scheduled, pushed his swiftly moving
hordes upon the crossing just as the ex
press was coming up. The locomotive
struck tbe vehicle squarely, killing many
members of the party outright and maim
,ng oihers so that they soon expired in
frightful agony. Not a member of the
party escaped.
Eruption of Teturiu*.
NAPLES. Nov. 11— The eruption of
Mount Vesuvius, which began Monday, is
increasing in activity. The spectacle is
grand. Columns of smoke and tongues of
flame are belching from the crater, while
showers of cinders are falling. , '..
firetlith Polar Ji-xpedilton.
STOCKHOLM. Nov. 11.— King Oscar and
a number of private persons have contrib
uted sufficient money to insure the dis
patch of a Swedish polar expedition in
1806, wnich will be led by Professor
Natborst, the geologist. The cost of the
expedition is estimated at 70,000 crowns.
UNABLE TO
SOLVE THE
MYSTERY
Dixon's Double Murder
Still Puzzles the
Officers.
THEORIES, BUT NOT A
CLEW.

Failure So Far to Connect
Anybody With the
Crime.
FRANK EELEW AND WIFE
INTERVIEWED.
Indignantly Deny a Number of Ru
mors—Excitement Over the
Crime Unabated.
Special Dispatch to The Call,
WOODLAND. Nov. 11. — The Belew
poisoning case is still a mystery to most
of those who are directly concerned. Tne
officers have been working to-day upon a
theory that death was the result of foul
play and that there was a strong motiva
tor it, but they have not been very suc
cessful in accumulating evidence. They
learned that Frank Belew met his wife at
the Davisville depot Wednesday night
and perhaps attached more importance to
the circumstance than it deserved. They
have been living apart for some time and
there was much speculation as to the mo
tive that brought ihem together on the
day oi the double funera'.
District Attorney Devlin, Sheriff Rush
and Constable Newby, all of Soiano
County, went to Davisville to-day and
sought an interview with Mrs. Belew.
She was very reluctant to talk, but finally
consented io answer any reasonable ques
tions that might be asked her. She ex
plained that the meeting at the depot
Wednesday wa- not prearranged. She
went to the train to meet her sister, who
attended the funeral. The officers had
been told Mrs. Belew had made. the state
ment that her hu.-b.md had declared that
a part of the estate was justly due him
and he intended '.o have it by fair means
if possible, but by foul means if necessary.
Mrs. Belew denied this in the most posi
tive terms. She said, however, that there
never could be any reconciliation between
herself and ber husband and that she was
afraid to live with him.
Belew returned from Sacramento on the
afternoon train. He got off at the Davis
vitle depot and shook hand with friends,
but made no effort to see is wife. He
continued his journey to Dixon. A Call
representative met him on his arrival, and
told him frankly that he was suspected of
knowing something about the poisoning
of his brother and sister, and asked him
if be ad any statement to make. He
stoutly protested his innocence, and said
he courted prompt and thorough investi
gation. ' He admitted that there had been
:.n ill feeling between himself and bis
brother ana sister, but declared that there
had been a reconciliation, and that for
some time befor- the awful tragedy they
had been on amicable terms. He denied
that he had made any objections to the
proposed marriage of his sister with young
Ehmann. He did object to her marriage
with Harry Alien, an I • he and his wife
had been instrument! in breaking off the
match. He spoke with much bitterness
concerning Allen, and while he made no
direct accusation there was an evident de
sire to give out an impression that Allen
is a bad man.
District Altorney Dsvlin to-day received
a telegram from the San Francisco chem
ist who is making the analysis of the
stomachs, water and various articles of
food, stating that the water contained no
evidence of the presence of arsenic. He
advised the chemist to hurry up the analy
sis of the salt. Late Wednesday evening
he received another telegram stating that
there was neither arsenic nor antimony in
the salt.
Proiessor Grinstead of the Dixon High
School applied the Marsh test to-day to
water taken from the tea-kettle and found
arsenic. Water from this kettle was used
in making coffee and mush in the morn
inn and soup in the afternoon. The offi
cers now believe that the arsenic was nut
in the kettle and not in the well. The re
sult of the stomach analysis is awaited
with great anxiety.
Although the victims have been buried
and the employes who were poisoned are
considered out of danger, the excitement
is unabated; indeed, ihe feeling is so in
tense that conclusive proof of the guilt of
any person would proDably incite a lynch
ing bee.
CONSERVAhVIS mRc PLOTTING.
The Political Situation in Colombia
Is Now Regarded as Extremely
Critical.
. Copvrijjht, 1897, by James Cordon Bennett.
PANAMA, Nov. 11. Thd political situa
tion in Colombia is critical. Fears are
expressed in official circle* that Conserva
tives are conspiring against the Govern
ment, and the-e expressions have created
general uneasiness; Advices just received
from Bogota state that Vice-President
Caro has had a conference there with
General Reyes,, candidate lor President,
and Dr. Aquiies Parra, leaders of the Con
servative and iLiberai partie?. The Vice-
President declared that in his opinion the
only practical solution of the political
proolem was to re peet every citizen's vote
in the coming elections.
Conservatives are alarmed at this stand,
which if adopted, would inevitably bring
the Liberal party legally to power. Thi"
has caused the Conservatives to openly
declare against the Government, and
plotting is feared.
TRICE jfIVE cents.
MURDERED
ON THE WAY
TO DAWSON
Thornbury Peterson Is
Brutally Slain at
Marsh Lake.
EDWARD HENDERSON
THE ASSASSIN.
Upon His Arrival at the Klon
dike He Will Be Promptly
Hanged.
TWO MEN DROWNED ON
THE HOOTALINQUA.
In Many Instances Canadian Pollca
Have Aided Americans on the
Way to the Gold Fields.
t-pecial Dispatch to The Call.
JUNEAU, Alaska, Nov. 5 (by steam
ship Farad on to Victoiia, B. C, Nov.
11). — Following the Nicholson-Burns party
the next to arrive here with information
from Dawson and the state of things
alone the trail and Yukon River were a
party cf tive Canadian police from Tagish
Lake, under Captain Fred Bevan of Vic
toria, B. C, to-day on the steamer Faral
lon. They are going home on a furlough.
Bevan is just out from Dawson. He
brings particulars of the murder at Marsh
Lake in October of Thornbury Peterson
by Edward Henderson, which proves to
be the most brutal and colc-biooded crime
committed in the Yukon country. Hen
derson was formerly in the employ of the
Seattle litis Company and Peterson is a
native of Stockholm, Sweden. These two
were members of a party of hve, including
otheis, named Waily, Friednall and a
thud man, name unknown, said to be
from New York. ,
Peterson and Henderson occupied a tent
together, while tne others slept in a larger
tent. About 2 o'clock in the morning of
October 18 Peterson and Henderson quar
reled about tne bedclothmg. Henderson,
who was the much larger man, drew a
revolver and beat Peterson on the head
terribly, lacerating the scalp. In the
scuffle which followed Henderson shot
nis bedfellow in the abdomen. Wally,
Frieuuiann and the third partner were
afraid to go near Henderson, and leaving
Peterson, who was still alive, with his
murderer they returned to Tagish Lake
to inform the police. The officers hurried
down to Like Marsh and found Hender
son sitting moody ana silent in the tent
with his dying partner. Peterson was
mortally wounded and suffering great
agony from his wounds and from th rs;.
Henderson had not attempted to alleviate
his condition. He died in about an hour
after the police arrived, being conscious
to the last and leaving a dying statement.
Henderson was arrested without diffi
culty and sent on down to Dawson under
a strong guard. Captain Bevan .sail that
the news of the murder had preceded their
arrival and that the feeling against Hen
derson was very bitter. Lynching was
threatened. Henderson will have his
trial at Dawson and the police think he will
furnish the first hanging that will be cele
brated at Dawson, and that in a few
weeks.
Captain Bevan says that tho miners at
Dawson were belting on the arrival of the
steamers when he left there on September
12, with odds against their arrival. He
says there will be a shortage of grub if
the vessels do not arrive, but he does not
think there will be any real starvation.
Hundreds can go down the river when tbe
ice forms to the settlements below, where
there is plenty of food. « He had not heard
of the extraordinary rich strikes reported
on the benches of Skookum Pup Creek.
These dispatches chronicled the discovery
of rich "diggings" on that creek over five
weeks ago. which was the first report
made of them. The Maloney party of
Juneau first brought out the news.
Major Walsh of the Canadian police is
bu->y at Tagish establishing, with over
200 men, posts every forty or fifty miles
between Lake Linderman and Dawson.
Tbis work will be completed in about
three weeks. The aanger of attempting
to get into Dawson during the winter
wid then be greatly reduced. In many
instances the Canadian police have fed
Klondikers and assisted them on their
wiy, irrespective of whet they were
Canadians or Americans. A sort of a fort
an.l house has been built at Tagish.
Many Americans who were "broke" and
could not pay the duty on their outfits
were allowed to work out the duty in the
construction of the house and fort. Cap
tain Bevan says he has seen doctors, law
yers, ex-Government offiials and other
piofessional men working with' shovel,
pick, ax and saw alongside the scum of
the stampede.
Nearly a thousand people, instead of
going on to Dawson, have gone up the
Hootalinqua, Stewart, Pelly and other
creeks and rivers to prospect Captain
Bevan says that there are fine indications
ot pay dirt on the Hootalinqua, the outlet
of Lake Teslin. When most of the crowd
arrived at Dawson he says they were
gaunt, hungry and had the uncanny look
of a lot of wild men whose only thought
was gold.
Two men whose names were not secured
were drowned from a sailboat on tho
Hootalinqua about ten days ago. The
third man of the party wont insane over
the loss of his companions and was taken
on to Dawson guarded by the police. His
name is also unknown to the police, but
they said he formerly worked in a bard
ware store in San Francisco.
A negro named Edwards, who accom
panied the Miller party of Port Town
send, which started with 1000 sheep, stole

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