Newspaper Page Text
I Pages 51 to 78 1
° ■ ■'.'.'*.".', *>. . .' : o
Congress Agrees to a
Plan and the Presi
frwo Hundred Thousand
and the Army to Be
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18.— The
President this afternoon signed
the joint resolutions passed by
Congress to-day for the relief of
the miners in the Yukon River
country, and changing the ap
propriation for the Government
building and display at the Oma
ha (Nebr.) Exposition.
PCall Office, Riggs House,
Washington, D. C, >■■.•. IS.
To-day's open session of the Senate
was brief, the time being consumed in
the introduction of bills and resolu
:ions, several of the latter calling for
information from various departments
being passed. One of the. resolutions
agreed to increase from $50, to $62,
--500 the amount to be expended by the
Government on the buildings at the
trans-Mississippi International Expo
sition to be held at Omaha, and re
duced by $12,500 the sum to be expend
ed upon the Government's display.
F During the executive session the Sen
r ate received and adopted the confer
vtr.ce report on the bill providing for
.he tension of relief to the miners in
the Yukon River territory.
Cullom of Illinois secured the adop
-ion of a resolution asking the heads
Df the several departments of the Gov
ernment what positions in their re
spective departments ought in their
-■pinion to be excepted from the opera
tion of the Civil Service, and what
changes or modifications in the law
>ught to be made.
Piatt of Connecticut secured the
idoption of a resolution calling upon
the Secretary of the Interior for a. re
port to the Senate on the present stat
us in the Choctaw and Chickasaw na
tions, as to their freedmen, and also
for his suggestions and recommenda
.ions as to the further legislation prop
erly necessary to settle the just claims
">"f the Indians and the ex-slaves.
Allen of Nebraska introduced a res
olution, which was passed, directing
".he Postmaster-General to inform the
Senate of all railway and steamship
nail contracts made by the United
States now in force.
White of California presented a res
dution, which was agreed to,* calling
>n the President to inform the Senate
-.hat action has been taken in behalf
>f J. K. Spring and Charles W. Nel
ion, citizens of California held as pris
oners in the Republic of Colombia.
Kyle of South Dakota introduced
tnd had passed a resolution calling on
:he Secretary of State for all papers
rom the Haytian Government relat
ng to Bernard Campbell.
On motion of Hale of Maine the Sen
tte then, at 12:45 P. M*. went into ex
During the executive session the con
ference report upon the bill providing
relief for the Klondike miners was
received and adopted. The bill appro
bates $200,000, to be expended under
.he direction of the Secretary of War
n the purchase of supplies for the re
let of the people in the Yukon River
:ountry or other mining regions of
Alaska, and for the transportation and
listribution of such supplies, provided
hat if the consent of the Canadian
government be obtained the Secretary
>f War may extend relief into Cana
lian territory. The resolution further
-rovides that the supplies may be sold
n that region at such prices as may
»c fixed by the Secretary of War or
lonated to those unable to pay for
The Secretary of War is authorized
•> use the United States army in
'; rrying into effect the provisions of
he act to import reindeer and drivers
or the transportation of the supplies
(nd to adopt such other provisions as
The Secretary is directed, when the
■cork shall have been completed, to
tell the reindeer or turn them over to
he -Secretary of the Interior in his
etion, and make a detailed re-
K'ft to Congress at the beginning of
f ■ next session of all disbursements
•\ le and results accomplished under
' -» 2 P. M. the Senate adjourned un
1. January 5.
This being the last day of the- ses
ion before the holidays, the chaplain
t the House took occasion in his
•pening prayer to refer to the ap-
Uoaehing season of peace and good
i ill, and to pay a. tribute to the late
Representative Cook of Illinois, whose
ulogies were Bet for to-day.
The- conference report on the relief
neasure for the Klondike country was
■resented and agreed to. It compro
**Wa\\¥ l_f •^ i §K ttt^ *_*•*¥ MM
mises the amount of relief at $200,000;
provides for securing the consent of
Canada to extending the relief to the
Canadian side and authorizes the use
of the army to carry out the relief
measures. It also provides that the
supplies must be purchased, instead of
A House bill was passed confirming
certain cash entries of public lands.
The Speaker announced several com
mittee changes, naming Royce of In
diana to succeed Johnson of Indiana,
resigned, as chairman of Elections
Committee 2; Codding of Pennsylvania
to succeed Kirkpatrick of Pennsyl
vania on Pacific Railroads.
At 12:30 P. M. Boutelle of Illinois
offered resolutions of profound regret
on the death of Mr. Cook of Illinois,
and eulogies were begun. It was the
first time Boutelle, who succeeds Cook,
had spoken in the House. He paid a
high tribute to the deceased, and also
referred to President McKinley's re
cent bereavement in the loss of his
Others who paid tribute to the de- !
ceased member were Foss, Henderson, ;
Belknap, Royce, Mann, Brossius, Hop- !
kins, Dinsmore, Graff, Moody. Prince j
and Peters. At 2; 10, the eulogies being j
concluded, the House adjourned to I
January 5. " -i >* :
WOULD FOIL THE
One Spanish Paper Protests Against
the Sending of a Squadron
to the South.
MADRID, Dec. 18.— The Imparcial in
an article on the United States Con
gress, says: "After the insults and
calumnies against Spain, our excellent
almost-protector, President McKinley,
as compensation, is going to send a
squadron to the Gulf of Mexico, a
measure never so unnecessary as now,
since Cuba has a captain-general
whose policy is just and humane.
Spain has just made great concessions
to Cuba. This is because the Yankees
are seeking to justify the policy of the
insurgents, who base their hopes on
the intervention of their friends.
"The sending of this squadron will
revive their hopes and cause a con
tinuation of the struggle. The inter
vention of the United States will be a
monstrous act of cynicism. Those who
kept silence in the presence of the
German cruisers in Hayti do not dare
to risk the disapprobation of Europe.
"We know the means which will foil
the tricks of the Yankees," continues
the Imparcial. "These means are the
great wisdom of Spain, the great, loy
alty of the island, the grand activity
in our arsenals and the great energy of
the government. It is unnecessary to
mention the patriotism of Spain."
» . —
IDENTITY OF THE MAN
SLAIN NEAR RIVERSIDE.
Recognized by Means of a Photo-
graph as a Former San
RIVERSIDE, Dec. Sheriff John
son of this county to-day received a
letter from Chief of Police Russell of
San Diego, in which that officer states
that the murdered man found in the
river bottom near here last week was
Refugio Galan. Chief Russell says
that he knows Galan. and that the
picture of the dead man supplied him
by the Sheriff fits Galan exactly.
Several days ago Sheriff Nichols of
Santa Ana sent word here that a Mex
ican at that place recognized the pic
ture as that of Galan, and added that
Galan had a brother there named
Luna, who would come up and identify
the body. Luna came, but after look
ing at the body said it was not that
of Galan. But Luna is a very old
man, has not seen Galan for several
years, and the officer, are of the opin
ion that he would not recognize him.
SCHOEDDE FOUND GUILTY.
Accomplice of Ply ler Convicted of Mayhem
on His Second Trial.
SANTA CRUZ, Dec. 18.— M. Schoedde
was found guilty of mayhem to-day,
with a recommendation to mercy. He
will be sentenced on Dec. 27.
Schoedde was the veterinary surgeon
who was accused of having been G. F.
Plyler's accomplice in the mutilation
of Charles Harris. The jury disagreed
at Schoedde's first trial. It was only
out. one hour to-day before reaching an
Napa Business Block Burned.
NAPA, Dec. 18.—This city was vis
ited by a serious conflagration this
morning at 3:30 o'clock. The principal
business block of Napa, owned by
George W. Manuel of Oakland, was
almost completely gutted by fire. The
loss falls heavy on several business
THE SAX FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1897.
in Bara Valley a
Most Powerful Force Is
Bundled Out of Afridi
Something Must Be Done to
Retrieve English Prestige
COWARDICE IS AVERRED.
If Natives Lose Respect for British
Courage trie Situation Will
Special dispatch to The Call.
LONDON, Dec. 18. — The reverse
suffered by General Westmacott's
brigade in the Bara Valley is in the
nature of a disaster. When the
euphemisms are translated the story
appears to be that the most powerful
force ever sent to the border has been
bundled out of Afridiland neck and
crop. On top of this coomes the news
that it is the intention of Sir William
Loci-hart, the British commander-in
chief, to invade the country in another
direction.. The reasons are obvious.
The Government feels that something
must be done to*retrieve British pres
tige, and the Kyber Pass road, which
the Afridis closed about six months
ago, will probably be comparatively re
In the meanwhile, the worst impres
sion has been created in Great Britain
by the reiteration of the statement
that the rank and file of at least four
British regiments showed decided lack
of pluck in the presence of the native
regiments. An officer at the frontier
"The worst is that the native troops
have seen the cowardice of their white
comrades, and state openly that if any
Tommy Atkins is ruler to them here
after they will 'hammer- him; and the
awful thing is, they can do so."
It is obvious that if the natives lose
their respect for British courage Great
Britain's hold on India is most pre
carious. The whole fault seems to lie
in expecting boys to do men's work
*. nd in turning them adrift just when
they are becoming good soldiers. The
campaign cannot end before March,
and the cost, fully £30,000,000, will
necessitate the intervention of the
British treasury in order to avert the
bankruptcy of India.
There is a great deal of interest in
the outcome of the Duke of Norfolk's
petition to the Marquis of Salisbury to
admit Cardinal Vaughn to a seat in
the House of Lords. The Vatican is
backing the appeal, and the Pope is
The society event in Paris this week
was the sale of Jane Hading's jewels
on Thursday. Her lapdog's collar,
studded with diamonds, fetched $1000;
a dog collar, with superb pearl and
diamond pendants, was sold for $7000.
and a pearl necklace was auctioned off
for $&000. The paintings and furniture
of the- popular French actress will be
sold next week. The principal act
resses and demi-mondes were present.
Sarah Bernhardt, in an interview on
Wednesday, said: "My life is wearied
by the ceaseless watch I am obliged to
keep against vitriol." She has been
escorted everywhere, having been
threatened by the mother of Mile.
Klein, who months ago threatened to
use vitriol and who, at Sarah's in
stance, was confined In an asylum.
The indications point to a passage
in the Queen's speech at the opening
of Parliament referring to the sugar
terests of the colonies. It will prob
ably announce that the Government
has decided to propose a conference
of the powers interested In sugar
bounties. It is understood the Gov
ernment is prepared to announce at
such a conference that unless the
bounty -system is abandoned Great
Britain will impose countervailing
The Colonial Office has been greatly
exercised since the West Indian Com-
mission reported and since the discus
sions in the Reichstag, in which Herr
Richter admitted that should Great
Britain follow the lead of the United
States and tax bounty-fed sugar the
death knell of- bounties would be
Signs are not wanting that both
Germany and France are not anxious
to abolish the bounties, but neither
will abandon them so long as the
other is free to maintain them and so
monopolize the English market. The
objections of the free traders to a
prospective measure will probably be
overcome by a guarantee. Duties will
be removed as • soon as the bounties
The signs of unrest in the sugar col
onies are having effect on the authori
ties. A West Indian planter writes to
a friend in London saying: "If the
standard of rebellion, is raised in favor
of an alliance with the United States
I will volunteer forthwith. We owe
all our sufferings to the imperial con
nections and it is high time it was
ended. England will have a rude
Caste/lanes Buy Some Ceilings.
LONDON, Dec. 18.-Count and
Countess Castellane (formerly Miss
Anna Gould) have purchased an
Italian palace at Verona, in which are
eleven ceilings painted by Tiepolo.
They will be transferred to the Cas
tellanes' Paris house, which contains
a splendidly appointed theater.
The Pacific States Type Foundry (Home
Industry) furnished the Call's new dress.
A Resolution Adopted
by the Massachu
Scheme of Taking Hawaii
Declared to Be Unwise
Would Deprive a Weaker Peo
ple of Independence With
out Their Consent.
IT VIOLATES A PRINCIPLE.
It Would Also Bring an Undesirable
Population Too Far Away for
Special dispatch to The Call.
-55 — 30— 35— -35— 35 — 35 — 35—*— -30— "5— 35— 35--
BOSTON, Dec. 18.
Resolved, That it is the opin
ion of this club that the annexation
of the Hawaiian Islands is unjust
and unwise unjust because it
deprives a weaker people of their
independence without their con
sent, and a violation of the great
principle that government should
rest on the consent of the gov
erned ; unwise, because it brings
this Nation an undesirable popu
lation, dwelling so far from our
shores that we cannot safely
govern them as a province, and
of such a character that they
should not be allowed to govern
themselves by their admission as
BOSTON, Dec. . IS.— At a special
meeting and dinner of the Massa
chusetts Reform Club to-night at
Young's Hotel the subject for discus
sion was the "Annexation of Hawaii."
The speakers were Colonel Horace M.
Fisher, Dr. A. C. Coolidge of Harvard
University, Rev. George L. Chancy,
Captain Julius A. Palmer and Hon.
Moorefield Story (the president of the
club). The • following resolution, pro
posed by Moorefield Story at the last
meeting of the club and referred by a
vote of the club to the executive com
mittee for report, was adopted by an
almost unanimous vote:
"Resolved, That in the opinion of this
club the annexation of the Hawaiian
Islands is unjust and unwise; unjust
because It deprives a weaker people of
their independence without their con
sent, and a violation of the great prin
ciple that government should rest on
the consent of the governed; unwise,
because it brings this nation an unde
sirable population dwelling so far from
our shores that we cannot safely gov
ern them as a province, and of such a
character that they should not be al
lowed to govern themselves by their
admission as a State."
An amendment to this resolution, of
fered by Dana Estes, that instead of
annexation the club favor the national
ization of the island, their independ
ence being guaranteed by agreement of
the United States and principal Euro
pean nations, was lost.
Captain Palmer declared that he
should say nothing In regard to the
slurs upon Queen Liliuokalanl's per
sonal life or political action, although
probably no one else was better able
to speak of them. Referring to what
Secretary Foster had said against an
nexation, the captain declared that
the Secretary was not a competent wit
ness, having conspired with Min
ister Stevens to keep from the
public the real facts in the case. He
said the . Japanese did not want the
island, and that if the United States
took them they could not keep, the
Japs out, since this nation has no ex
clusion treaty against Japan. He said
only a few days ago he had received a
letter from a resident Of the island
saying, "We never knew political
despotism until the present Govern
ment came in."
He Inquired why the people in Bos
ton did not take as much Interest in
the Azores, and closed by saying:"The
islands are not and never can be a
good thing for us. You are dealing
with people who have put their foot
on the neck of Kings— people who will
never say no, people who are danger
ous, who have been traitors once,
twice, and will be traitors again."
Mr Story said: "The single fact in
the case is that in the islands, out of
110,000 people, there are 3000 Americans.
Of those 1100 are women and quite a
number children, so that we find that
about 1000 men propose to dispose for
ever of the future of 110,000 people
without consulting them, and we, here
in the United States, are asked to say
we think this is right I cannot see
that it is right, -no matter how attract
ive the islands are. Can we of the
United States afford to sully its fair
fame by making the Hawaiian Islands
another Naboth's vineyard?"
ASTORIA, Dec. 18.— Captain Gar
rock of the British ship Ethelbert.
which arrived late last night, twenty
one days from Honolulu, reports a fair
passage half the voyage and then a
succession of gales. He is chartered to
load wheat and flour for South Africa.
He says that in the islands nothing is
talked of but annexation, to which the
natives are much opposed.
Eight Accused Men
Arraigned for a
Charged With Having
Taken Bribe Money
While in Office.
Former Members of the French
Chamber of Deputies on
\ : 'J- ■ ■
ARTON GIVES TESTIMONY.
Admits That He Disbursed Large
Sums, But Denies That He
Special Dispatch to The Call.
PARIS. Dec. 18.— The trial of eight
men charged with complicity in the
Panama scandals began here to-day.
The accused present were Emile Ar
ton, Antide Boyer, representing the
Fifth District of Marseilles in the
Chamber of Deputies; Henri Maretell,
representing the District of Sancerec
in the Chamber; Aime de Saint Martin:
M. Planteau. Laisant. Gaillard and
Rigaud, all former members of the
Chamber of Deputies. The defendants
were represented by eminent counsel.
M. Boyer was charged with having
received 6000 francs, M. Rigaud and
Gaillard were accused of having re
ceived 12,000 francs each; Laisant and
Planteau were accused of having each
received $30,000 francs, and M. Maret
was charged with having received
00,000 francs and M. Saint Martin
$50,000. Finally M. Nacquet, who ab
sconded, was accused of having re
ceived 100.000 francs. The Judge's
examination of the accused lasted all
Arton testified that he was appoint
ed agent for the company in 1887,
through the influence of Lady Reny,
a relative of the absconding" Deputy
Nacquet and Deputy Barbee. Con
tinuing, Arton said he met Count de
Lessens at: Panama and the latter ex
pressed regret that the opposition of
William Barbes and M. Leguay, mem
bers of the parliamentary committee
having jurisdiction over the Panama
Canal, prevented the company from
issuing lottery bonds. Arton under
took a parliamentary campaign and
won their suit. Barbee promised to
control his group and Nacquet under
took to manage the scheme in the Sen
ate and selected M. Saint Martin to
manage the Deputies. Baron de Rein
ach placed 1,550.000 francs at Arton's
disposal and he eventually disbursed
2,000,000 francs in all and kept none.
Arton further testified that he gave
Nacquet 100,000 francs, but he denied
having bribed anybody, claiming that
he merely gave acknowledgment for
services rendered. The hearing was
adjourned until Monday next.
IN ASIATIC TURKEY.
George Hepworth Says They Are
Not to Blame in
Copyright, 1597, by James Gordon Bennett.
BITLIS, Dec. 18.— was among
the Kurds and I find here the key to
the situation, the worst of recent
events having occurred in this section
of country. The causes are easy to
discover. Mob rule prevailed. The
missionaries have been accused of in
discretion in inciting the Armenians
to revolt, but I have examined the sub
ject carefully and find that there is no
basis whatever for the accusations.
They are doing good work in Trebi
zonde, Erzeroum and Bitlis on the side
of order. At present conditions are un
satisfactory owing to the lawless atti
tude of certain Kurdish tribes whom
the Government finds great difficulty
in restraining. The sitation is unique,
interesting and painful. I shall reach
Diarbekir within a week.
i GEORGE HEPWORTH.
MRS. MARY E. LEASE FOR CONGRESS.
She Will Begin Her Fight in Sockless Jerry
- Simpson's District at Once.
GREAT BEND, Kans., Dec. 18.—
a letter to her friends here Mrs. Mary
Elizabeth Lease states that her lec
ture engagements are not proving as
profitable as she expected and an
nounces that she expects to return to
Kansas and begin an active canvass
for the Populist nomination for Con
gress in the Seventh District. The
fight against Jerry Simpson, she says,
will prevent his renomination, and it
is her hope to eventually secure a ma
jority of the votes in the convention.
Mrs. Lease expects to be opposed by
the Democrats,' but she says that if
nominated she will hold meetings in
every precinct in the district and
"give the people of the Seventh Dis
trict a repetition of the campaign of
1890, when we first elected Jerry."
Washington Hesing Dead.
CHICAGO. Dec. 18.— Washington
Hesing, editor of the Illinois Staats-
Zeitung, probably the most influential
German dally in the country, presi
dent of the Press Club, ex-Postmaster
of Chicago and one of the leaders of
the sound-money Democracy, died
suddenly at his home late this after
noon. There were rumors about town
that it was a case of suicide.
Voltaire's Body Preserved.
PARIS, Dec. 18.— bodies of Vol
taire and Rousseau were exhumed to
day at the Pantheon, in order to settle
a long-standing controversy as to their
authenticity. The remains of Voltair
were well preserved and markedly re
sembled Houdon's statue. Of the "body
of Rousseau only the skeleton remains.
I Pages 51 to 78 !
Second Step in Divid-
ing the Spoil of the
Grave Fear at Washington
That Serious Diplomatic
LONDON, Dec. 18.— A dispatch to the
Standard from Vienna says it is ru
mored that the Russians have occupied
Port Arthur, which is situated at the
extremity of the Kiao Tung peninsula.
It has practically been in the hands of
Russia for some time past. After the
Japanese evacuated the port during the
war with China Russian engineers be
gan supervising the reconstruction of
the docks and forts, which had been
destroyed by the Japanese previous to
their leaving that place.
Before the war between China and
Japan, Port Arthur was the largest
naval station possessed by the Chi
nese, and was strongly fortified. There
was a naval dock-yard, a large refitt
ing basin, spacious wharves and quays,
two docks — one 400 feet long — and fa
cilities for repairing ships of all sizes.
The foundries and workshops were
constructed on the most improved mod
els and contained the best modern ma
chinery. Japan was very anxious to
hold Port Arthur permanently, but
Russia strongly objected and would
have backed up her objections by force.
Russia's great anxiety to possess
Port Arthur is due to the fact that the
harbor is free from ice all winter,
which is not the case with Vladivos
tock, the present headquarters of the
Russian fleet. It is proposed to connect
Port Arthur with the Russian railroad
now being built through Manchuria,
which in turn will connect with the
great Trans-Siberian railroad.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18— In reply to
a question Senator Teller said to-day
that he would oppose the confirmation
of the nomination of Mr. Charles Page
Bryan to be Minister to China.
"I have," he said, "known Mr. Bryan
for many years, as he was formerly a
resident of Colorado, and my personal
relations with him have always been
amicable. My opposition to his con
firmation is based solely upon the
ground that he has had no experience
or training that would justify the Gov
ernment in selecting him for the most
important mission we have at the pres
ent time. It cannot be doubted that
certain European countries intend, if
they can possibly find an excuse for do
ing so, to dismember China and divide
up that great territory between them.
I do not believe that such a high
handed outrage should be perpetrated,
and if it be attempted I think that
other self-respecting nations not en
gaged in the disposition of the spoils,
should enter a very vigorous protest.
"This attempt at the dismemberment
of China will, in all likelihood, give rise
to a serious and complicated diplomatic
controversy, in which this country will
be involved. It is hardly to be sup
posed that, under the circumstances,
we could be unconcerned spectators of
this proceeding. For this reason we
should have in China one of the ablest
and most experienced of public men.
The mission to England, France or
Russia is at this time of less import
ance than is the Chinese mission. My
opposition to Mr. Bryan grows our. of
the recognized necessity for having a
strong man at this important post, and
I do not believe that the friends of Mr.
Bryan will contend that he meets these
EUROPE IS LAUGHING.
Comment on the Departure of Prince Henry
PARIS, Dec. 18.— Half of Europe is
laughing over the rhodomontades
which Kaiser William and Prince
Henry exchanged at Kiel previous to
the latter's departure for the far East
The serious spirit in which the German
press has taken their exchange of high
flown rhetoric has added to the amuse
ment. The Post, Lokal Anzeiger and
Berliner Tageblatt regard it as the
opening of a new epoch of conquest.
"Prince Henry," says the Nord,
Deutsche Allegemeine Zeitung, "is
leaving to defend the cross." >: . r ■.
The Berliner Tageblatt says that the
imperial toast sounds like the clash of
steel, and that in telling his brother to
strike with his gauntleted right hand
any one who should*- infringe German
rights, th** Emperor affirmed his inten
tion of holding that which has been ac
quired at all costs.
The Post uses symbolic language In
speaking of the flight of the German
eagle, now soaring for the first time to
the far East. The English and French
press have not failed to see the ridicu
lous aspect of this tall talk over what
Simply amounts to an effort to obtain
a coaling station for the German fleet
in the far East. The Autorite, in an
article headed "Trop de Fracas," (much
cry about little wool), says: "Even if
Prince Henry and his squadron were
starting out for a large war, all this
mise-en-scene would have been exces
sive and out of place. It appears ab
solutely grotesque when we have to d<_
with a jaunt as pacific as though or
ganized by Cook's agency."
Even the solemn Temps says: "The
departure of Prince Henry for China
was accomplished amid rites of extra
ordinary solemnity. Never did a cru
sading knight leaving for the Holy
Land to fight infidels and deliver the
holy sepulcher and fight for the honor
of his lady receive more unctuous ben
The London Daily Graphic remarks
that Prince Henry is going for a very
pleasant cruise, but for one in the
course of which it is extremely improb
able that laurels or fists will be in de
mand. "We will raise our glass to his
safe return, sincerely hoping the ele
ments will not have been seriously dis
turbed by the earthshaking accents of
The Daily Telegraph says: "The
Kaiser's only brother is going to sea
in a ship as commander of a squadron
which is about to put the finishing
touch to what has so far been and
seems likely to be a bloodless campaign
in the far East."
OF INTEREST TO THE COAST.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 18.— The
California delegation has recommend-
Ed the names of fourteen gentlemen
who are candidates for the position of
Assistant Appraiser at San Fran
cisco. Collector Jackson and John T.
Dare will investigate the qualifications
of each, and will recommend to Secre
tary of the Treasury Gage for appoint
ment the names of the best qualified.
The candidates are C. J. King, F. E.
Webb, Jacob Shen, David C. Smith,
Samuel Frank, A. Bruman, P. W. Lan
non, S. K. Thornton, I. J. Calish. W.
W. Dodge, Thomas O'Brien, Joseph
Klopenth, E. M. Root and Max Web
Senator White to-day introduced a
bill amending section 3221 of the Re
vised Statutes relating to . the collec
tion of taxes on spirits. The bill pro
poses the refunding to persons losing
by fire or destruction the amount of
taxes paid by them to the Federal
Government; also a bill pensioning
Samuel D. Doolittle of Los Angeles.
Representative Castle introduced a
bill providing for the appointment by
the President of a commission consist
ing of three expert mineralogists to ex
amine into the mineral character of
the lands patented to the Southern Pa
cific Railroad Company.
ft ___■_!- H
talk g&ssi E_E__r
. Itching, scaly, bleeding palms, shapeless nails,
and painful finger ends, pimples, blackheads,
oily, mothy skin, dry, thin, and falling hair, itch-
ing, scaly scalps, all yield quickly to warm baths
with Ccticcra, Soap, and gentle anointings
with Cuticura (ointment;, the great ekin cure.
Ii told thro-i-jrhont the world. Fottbb Dbug and Cum.
Corp., Sole Prop*., Boston.
•__- " How to Produce Sort. White Handi," fret.
ITCHING HUMORS '^.^__sa,fr
•"*__•__.__. v^ t*w *■_-••»#
They are the best adapted
and most durable for crossing
Call, NicMsfinrger & Co.,
DAWSON CITY DIRECT.
We will dispatch a steamer about May 1,
IS3B. to St. Michael, to connect with our river
boat. For freight or passage apply to Yukon
Freighting* and Commercial Company, 14 Cal-