but he was unable to get ashore. On the
morning of the thirty-seventh day, having
eaten six of his dogs and suffered
many torments, La Joie found that -¦ the
berg on which he had drifted had touched
land. He got ashore with the remaining
dogs. He says that the farther north the
berg drifted the milder became the cli
mate. - v -¦¦'¦' '
Attacked by ' Natives.
That night La Joie was awakened by
the barking of Jiis dogs. He jumped to
his feet and found that he was surrounded
by a tribe of copper-colored natives/who
were shooting at him with bows and ar
rows. La Joie was armed ; only ; with, a
knife and club, but his double suit of skin
protected him from the arrows/
The next day they were willing- to treat
for peace. La Joie held two wounded-na
tives as hostages, and the fact, that; h«)
treated them kindly allowed him to put
himself, through a little diplomacy, on
good terms with the remainder of the
party, which consisted of about forty-five.
He describes the men whom he Joined as
belonging to a strange race, speaking ¦ a
tongue entirely unlike that of the, other
natives whom he had met on' his. travels.
Their complexion, he states, was of a red
dish brown hue and their eyes and- hair
were either black or brown. The men
were very large, averaging more than ' 6
feet in height. Their clothes were made
of skins and shaped after a strange
They took him to their camp, in which
was' a big tent framed of whalebones and
covered with whale skin. He remained In
the camp five months and learned a few
words of their language. .
"I lived two years among the natives,"
says La Joie. "and learned In that time
their langaupe and how to read their
hieroglyphics. I then determined to re
turn to civilization. I ordered the people
to build me a boat. This was constructed
of whaleskin. It was thirty feet long, five
wide and four deep. ' i .
"I set upon the return Journey with two
of the natives. To go over and detail my
hardships during the subsequent period
of five months would be merely to repeat
in lesser degree the sufferings of the trip
to the island. The gTeat change of; cli
mate as we, came south so affected the
two faithful fellows who were with -me
that both died before I reached the main
"I reached Nekalek, Alaska, in the fall
of 1894. I there sold my boat for a train
of dogs and Journeyed overland through
Alaska and British Columbia to Ottawa,"
Special Dispatch to The Call.
• • — •;
Proclamation Issued by Cap
tain Leary, : Governor of
SCIENTISTS MARVEL AT THIS I
STORY OF THE NORTH POLE
great Northwest Territory, whlthsr T^a
Joie accompanied him at the age ol 18.
He was raised to the life of a hunter and
trapper. Inured to the Intense cold, hard
ships and exposures of northern winters,
he yet inherited the warm blood and love
of adventure which pertain to people of
Latin descent. was bred to maintain
existence undeflconditions which can be
endured as a rule only by the Eskimo.
In December, 18S6, according to his nar
rative. La Joie and his father started
from Montreal for Battleford, Northweft
Territory. Leaving his father in Southern
Canada, La Joie started on a hunting and
trading expedition out into the far north
west. After three years' hunting throur-jh
British Columbia and Alaska he arrivo>l
at Great Bear Lake in the fall of ISS?.
Game having grown scarce, he determined
to push further north with a partner, "a
man named George White.
Adrift on an Iceberg.
Leaving th» mainland, they crossed un
ion Straits to Wolloston Land. With sleds
and dogs they pushed across the. frozen
straits and Island during the following
three years to Grant Land. Toward the
spring of 1892 they found themselves near
Cape Brainard. Hunting In this vicinity,
they learned from the natives of an iron
post left by some explorer. On this they
found the following- marks: •
"Eighty-two degrees of latitude north.
83 degrees longitude west."
To the north of this a few miles they
made their camp In May, 1592. This camp
was established at the Junction of two
immense icebergs, and White proposel
that they separate and each take a ten
days' Journey on these diverging points of
ice to find the best hunting. La Joie,
while returning, felt on the seventh day a
tremendous shock, like an earthquake It
meant that the ice had parted and that he
was adrift. ' • . •
(Admiral Melville the other day In Wash
ington agreed that La Joie's description
of this phenomenon was accurate.)
The berg drifted to the north. For three
days he lived on fish, hoping against hope
that a wind that had sprung up from the
south would drive him back to .the main
land. For a period of thirty-six days he
was adrift, he says, amid terrible storms
of snow, hall and sleet.
Land was sighted on, several occasions,
New Bank at Angels.
Special , Dispatch to The Call.
ANGELS CAMP. March 17.— A new bank
has been organized at this place, the In
corporation . papers having been filed in
San Andreas to-day. The new Institution
will open Its doors for business as - soon
as the necessary arrangements can be
made, i The capital stock of $300,000 has
all j been subscribed by George C. . Tryon
Sr.; •. Warren Rose, D. D. Demarost. F. J.
Solinsky and John Raggio,* of this place,
and H. Brunner of San Francisco. .
BY A GEORGIA MOB
Doors of the Marietta Jail Battered
Down and a Hundred Shots
Fired at tha Man.
ATLANTA. Ga.. March 17.— A special to
the Constitution from Marietta. Ga., says
that a mob of 120 men battered down th«
doors of the jail at that place at 1 o'clock
this morning and went to the cell whera
John Bailey, a negro, was confined and
fired about a hundred shots at him.
Bailey dropped to the flefbr at the first flr»
and only three or four balls struck btm.
He will die.
On Thursday afternoon, a mile from
Marietta, Bailey met Miss Amanda Snell
grove, a young white woman, and- in an
attempt to outrage her, beat her savagely.
She screamed for help and the negro fled.
He was arrested and taken before tha
young woman. She identified him as her
assailant and he was placed in Jail to b«
tried in a few days.
Money for Boers.
SANTA ROSA, March 17.— A larg«
crowd attended an entertainment and
meeting ; In Germania Hall thl3 evening,
the proceeds of which will be sent to h«lp
the Boers. Tho opening address wad
made by Jay William Hudson.
Tannery for Petaluma.
PETALUMA, March 17.— Carl Wlllen of:
Redwood City, who Is to -start a tannery
In this city,' ' was here to-day and haa
apreed upon all conditions, and expects to
commence building April 1.
PLAYED FOR IN
A POKER GAME
Joseph Leiter Wins Eighty
Thousand in a
"Bluffs" on a Pair of Sevens and
Compels Millionaire Gates to
"Lay Down" the Better
)' Hand. , ~<
Special Dispatch to The Call.
NEW YORK, March 17.— Two sevens,
fortified by a bet of $30,000 and such a dis
play of nerve as was almost successful in
carrying to success the greatest wheat
deal of modern years, .¦ won for Joseph
Leiter a "Jackpot containing about 180,000
and turned the tide • of ' fortune his way,
with thd result that the young Chicago
plunger pulled himself out of a bad hole
and evened up an old score '- with his
bosom friend John W.-Oates, president of
the American Steel > and .Wire Company.
That Incident in which th« two : sevens
figured bo conspicuously was only one of
many that occurred in what was prob
ably the most sensational- poker game
ever played,: East .or West. - f
Unlike many famous poker games, this
one was played for' cash. The game was
played at the Waldorf-Astoria , Hotel.
The participants were: John W. Gates,
Josepn Leiter, L. -L. Smith, John A.
Drake and two . others, whose names
could not ¦be learned. The proposition
was made and accepted that a . jackpot
should be formed with $1000 "ante" by
each. Tnat started things off* with $6000
In the center and the deal passed twice
without Vopcners" being out. At each
deal each of the r players "sweetened
with a check valued at $100 and when the
pot was anally "broken" there was $7200
in sight. : . ' - ¦' •"• • '.-•"• '*¦ "
¦ Mr. Gates, being first to speak, guessed
that his hand was worth $5000, and after
Mr. Drake had dropped out Mr.'- Smith
opined that , bis cards * also were worth
liooo. y - ¦. ¦*;?:; ¦ %;• . --.¦¦¦- l
Leiter Scares /Em Out.
' Young Mr. Leiter ;,was seen to be ner
vously fingering the hand that had been
dealt to him. He showed symptoms of
having received a smile from Dame For
tune. He offered the opinion that his
friends could each ¦ have another - guess.
Then he pushed $15,000 to the center. Soon
there was more - than $50,000 In the pot.
Leiter looked across at his old friend, and,
remembering - the wheat deal . and Mr.
Armour, remarked: *:,;?: > ¦¦"¦
"John, when a man has reached your
age he should quit his bad habits.- There
is only one way to break a man of play
ing poker, and that Is to make it
expensive k f or him. It will cost you Just
$30. 000 to see my. cards. .-•¦¦¦- /.
His opponent : then looked at the card
ho had drawn. ; It - had not helped his
hand, still \ he was not : satisfied - that he
was beaten. >/ He had known . Leiter ¦¦> to
"bluff" before, and it- took him quite five
minutes to. make up his mind to "" 1 l a . y
down." Drawing , a ; long sigh, he finally
said: ¦ T _..___ : •• ¦•^:--;'«", -' • ?,, „„„'..
"Joe, I guess you have 'em. I v quit.
Had Only Two Sevens.
As required. Mr. dates, being the opener,
showed his . hand. Then Lciter could not
restrain - the • impulse rtof, chuckle. He
showed down two sevens.an ace. a trry
and a king. : It had been a superb blirJ,
successfully carried out. ¦. .:
From that moment -the game went Lel
ter's way. 'It continued, with enforced in
termissions.'for. five days and five nights.
During •" that ! time ;¦* millions iof ?, ; dollars
changed hands, .. being ¦ shuffled I back * and
forth across ;tha : table.". .; The h play .-¦ was
llnally.broken about two weeks ago,.when
Mr Gates and Mr.* Drake were compelled
to (ro to Chicago. , vi
When" a ifinal reckoning was made* J
oseph Leiter | had : recovered . about all that
he had lost on the train on the way East.
Perhaps ; he , had, a , trifling , balance to his
credit. Mr. Smith, ¦who had played in
uniformly pood luck, was $100,000 .winner;
Mr. Drake and the two unnamed players
aggregated winnings of about $60,000.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
WOODLAND, March 17.— A big meeting
of the Masonic j fraternity was '. held : at
Madison this evening.- Large delegations
from Woodland and other towns in this
county were present. A big banquet was
served at midnight.
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Do you know what happens to™the
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Practice' Declared to Be Nothing
Short of Slavery and Ordered
Ceased After Washing
ton's Birthday. • -
"¦ — ;; — -*— — •"¦ '.'"- • - .
WASHINGTON, March 17.— The follow-
ing proclamation has been Issued by the
Governor of the isle of Guam: : / V
To the* lnhabitants of Guam: In Issuing this
decree the Government desires and earnestly
Invokes divine blessings and - guidance In . its
official action and in the daily pursuits and
occupations of the citizens of Guam. - •
By the cession of the Isle of Guam to the
United States of America all of the authority,
power and responsibilities of sovereignty were
transferred to this Government, and In trans
forming and organizing the. new j; political
power the surest and speediest - route : to suc
cess, prosperity and happiness > for the in
habitants of this Island : la by benevolent as
similation to the fundamental principles that
constitute the basts of free American Govern
ment. ¦• •
Honest labor, with Just compensation, digni
fied by faithful consideration of the mutual In
terests and welfare of all concerned, should in
sure prosperity to this community; whereas, the
existing labor-degrading gystem of human bond
age and unjust. Indefinite servitude or peonage,
permitted during the late Spanish control in
this island. Is In faot-a system of slavery, and
as such Is subversive of good' government.. Is
an obstacle to progressive civilization, a men
ace to popular liberty and a violation of the
sacred privileges guaranteed by the ( constitu
tion of the United States. _ . -
Now therefore, by virtue cf the , authority
vested In me by his Excellency, the President
of the United States, I. ..Richard P. Leary,
captain United States Navy, Governor of the
Island of Guam, do hereby announce and pub
licly proclaim absolute prohibition . and ¦ total
abolition of human slavery or peonage In the
Island of Guam on and after the 22d day of
February A. D. 1900, and all persons are here
by commanded to comply with the requirements
of this proclamation. ; . : ¦'. .
In witness whereof. I hereunto set my hand
and have caused the seal of the United States
naval station, island of Guam, to be affixed.
Done at Ajrana. Isle of Guam the Ist. day
of January, in the year of our Lord 1900, and
cf the independence of I the United States of
America the one hundred and twenty-fourth.
¦v RICHARD P. LEARY.
-United States Navy, ' Governor.
NEW YORK. March 17.-The Herald
to-morrow present the
¦trangest and most remarkable
narrative of Arctic adventure and
discovery that has ever come out
of the mysterious land which surrounds
the north pole. Were it set forth in fic
tion It would be noteworthy In the last
degree and would rank .for vividness of
detail and for daring range of human
imaginative power with the beat products
of the brain of Jules Verne.
A French Canadian, Joseph ZoUque la
Joie by name, believes that he has dis
covered the north pole To this he is will-
Ing to go before a court and take solemn
oath. Around the pole he claims to have
found a people differing in language. In
custom. In habits and in appearance from
any who inhabit the" known world.
From his first appearance in the United
States, some five months ago, he haa been
most carefully guarded In order that the
knowledge in his possession might not
become public property until a thorough
and searching investigation was set afoot
as to the probable truth or falsehood of
his statement. La Joie's story is simple.
It contains the additional -elements of con
sistency and straightforwardness. ' More
over. It is Impossible to conceive that he
•WilLfibtaln from it aught but unenviable
and rnalodorots "notoriety, providing that
it is proved false. But against it stands
the prior history of Arctic explorations
and all of the myriads of predictions and
conjectures put forward by* theoretical
astronomers, cailors and Arctic explorers
Eince the time when man first attempted
the exploration of the polar regions.
Questioned by Scientists.
First In Boston, afterward in New York
and last week in "Washington the most
celebrated of Arctic explorers and men
of science have met and conversed with
La Joie. At present he remains in Wash
ington by the suggestion of and at the re
quest of Professor McGee of the Smlth
eonlan Institution. La Joie is now un
dergoing the most rigid and searching ex
amination from the experts of the United
States Government, men whose opinions
one way or the other will prove almost
beyond the ground of contest the truth
or the falsity of the astonishing story of
this remarkatle man.
La Joie is a son of the frontier. He
hails from the province of Quebec. Ula
father -was one of the pioneers of the
Joie uives a Straightforward Description of His
Alleged Adventures and of the Strange ?¦'
Rcicc Hg Discovered. •
They Poison the Blood, Become Infected
with Disease, Break Down the Entire
* System and Bring on ,
To Frove What the fij^at Kidney Remedy Swamp-Root Will Da
for YOD, Every Reader of VThe Call" May Save a
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DB. KZHKER'S SWAMP-BOOT.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 1900.
STRIFE IN THE
OFFICE OF THE
Stockholders. Quarrel . Over
' the Future Policy of
. - ¦ • t
Attempt to Perpetuate Rev. Mr.
Sheldon's Methods May Lead to
: Injunction and Damage
Special Dispatch to The Can.
TOPEKA, Kan., .March 17.— Rev. Charles
M. S Sheldon's experiment of conducting a
Christian daily newspaper reached a sen
sational and spectacular climax here to
day. Some of the stockholders want the
Topeka Capital continued permanently as
a Christian daily. Other stockholders op
pose the Idea and insist that the papet-j
lesume its former, methods. Several con- j
ferences , between ; the directors were held
to-day,- but no agreement . was' reached.
Each conference augmented the bitter
feeling. Both sides are standing firm, and
several damage and injunction suits are
threatened.' Indications to-night are that
endless litigation will ensue. '
¦ Rev. Mr. Sheldon endeavored to act as
peacemaker, to-day, but his efforts. were
futile. After several attempts to come
to some agreement It was finally arranged
to hold a stockholders' meeting on Mon
day. . - ;
. However, no adjustment of the difficulty
outside of court is probable as both sides
declare that no compromise is possible.
Popenoe Will Not Recede.
The trouble was'brought on by F. O.
Popenoe, president of the company and
majority stockholder, who announced
last night that the Capital Company had
decided to adopt Rev. Mr. Sheldon's
methods and continue the paper as a per
manent Christian . daily . newspaper. He
said the stockholders considered Rev. Mr.
Sheldon's experiment a success and, be
lieving, the time ripe for a religious daily,
had decided to adopt his idea.
It seems that Mr. Popenoe did not con
sult all the stockholders, neither did he
mention the matter to General J.-K. Hud
son, editor in chief of the Capital; Harold
T. Chase, associate editor, or Dell Keizer,
business manager, who are also heavy
stockholders. It is these men who are
creating the trouble to-day. All three
threaten to bring suit If the Christian
daily idea be pressed." .
Mr. Popenoe was seen to-night and ask
ed'lf. he had ariy additional statement to
give out. He replied in the negative.
"Do you stand by your statement of last
night?" he was asked.
'.'Will the Capital be continued as a per
manent Christian dally?"
"It will." . ,:¦''. i'j?
Others Are Indignant.
: General Hudson, Mr. Keizer and . Mr.
Chase are equally positive in their asser
tions that the Christian daily Idea will
not be - consummated. General Hudson
claims he has a contract with the Capital
Company; the provisions of which are to
the effect that he is constituted editor in
chief of the Capital and has absolute con
trol of Its politics. The contract, he says,
covers a period of years and calls for a
salary of $5000 a year. He . says he not
only was not consulted in regard to the
proposed change of policy but that ho pos
itively disapproves of it. He is extremely
indignant and declares he never will sub
mit-to, an abrogation of his contract:
neither will he surrender his editorship.
In other I words, he declares he proposes
to hold the Capital Company to its con
tract to permit him to dictate the policy
of the paper. ,•
Mr. Keizer assumes a similar attitude to
that of General Hudson. Next to Mr.
Popenoe, he is the heaviest stockholder in
the company. "He declares it would bo
suicidal for the Capital to attempt to, be
come a religious paper.
"I will never consent to Jeopardize my
stock In such a foolhardy scheme," he de
clared to-night. "The scheme was all
right for a week, and proved a money
maker: but as a regular thing it would
ruin ¦ the : paper. The other stockholders
can't work any 'con game* on me. If
they want to run a' Christian daily news
paper let them buy my stock. If they do
not I will fight the scheme to the bitter
For the Money There's In It.
/The scheme of having 1 Rev. Mr. Sheldon
conduct his experiment with the Capital
here this week, it now develops, was first
conceived and clovcrly planned by Mr.
Popenoe. He Is tw financial end of the
Capital and he Is an adept In the art of
judicious advertising. His idea now is to
take advantage of the free advertising the
Capital has 5 been receiving and establish
a religious paper. that would have a cir
culation throughout the United States. It
Isn't a matter of religious principle with
"him. He is looking out for the almighty
dollar. ...•¦ ¦ . ,?
fEE i£^n •3K! jryfl/ tj . ¦ff^ts^S £^jE\ cEZHskk n3?^y*™
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