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A. P. SHEWHAN, Publisher. KUi CITT, ARIZONA That play, “From House to House,”' must be a moving drama. Chicago has a sixteen-pound baby. This youngster has a weigh of his own. , A man may get out of paying his wedding fee, but the divorce lawyer cannot be put off. The world is now able to secure a very fair Idea as to Just what caused the brevity of the Jameson raid. If the drama of to-day really “holds the mirror up to nature,” what a shock ing thing nature must sometimes be! Ddo not judge another too hastily. A man’s sudden getting on his ear may be due to somebody’s having put a flea In it There Is a coffin trust, and now a baby carriage trust has been formed. The octopus seems to pursue us from the cradle to the grave. * More Investigation that Investigates and more publicity that publishes would greatly add to the moral growth of the United States. No matter how well-to-do In a world ly way he may be, any man who al lows another to pay his poll-tax for him is the poorest kind of citizen. ! A man died In the dentist’s chair the other day while having thirteen teeth pulled. Here is more good working material for superstitious people. There were 219 cases of sunstroke in Buenos Ayres in one day recently, 134 of them being fatal. That must be a poor town for people who are in the coal business. Another groom has vanished on his wedding day. There Is nothing that a man fears so much on such an occasion as stage fright, and they are all more or less subject to it There is a great to-do whether so ciety leader, suffragist or club Is of any use to the community. It doesn’t mat ter much so long as the great mass of every-day womankind is. Max O’Rell says Americans are not all beautiful, but they are all intelli gent-looking. Os course he doesn’t count those young men who wear mon ocles and suck the ends of their sticks as being Americans. A New York woman recently wore $400,000 worth of jewels at the opera. Unfortunately, however, her box was so situated that less than half of the people In the theater could see her as easily as the stage. The world awaits with breathless in terest the “finish” of the subject of the Kateer who put into the hands of the school children of the empire a text book wherein it is clearly explained that the twentieth century begins Jan. 1, 1901. ' A New York man who was jilted by his girl, who chose another for her hus band, lost no time in taking the young woman’s mother for his wife. His dual position of step-father and father-in law will give him unprecedented fa cilities for horrible revenge. 1 A microbe so small that, as we are told, two hundred and fifty millions of them would be required to cover a square inch of surface, is declared to * be the primary cause of the plague. It Is eftflr one of nature’s marvels that what is almost infinitesimally minute may cause terror more wide-spread and prostrating than the alarm created by earthquake convulsions? ! Pure food is coming to be one of the most important questions before the public. The adulteration of food is so general and the adulterations are so frequently injurious to health, and sometimes dangerously poisonous, that It has become necessary to provide more stringent national and State leg islation and to Impose more severe pen alties than are now provided. 1 The cheering report is made that in the large cities of the United States the number of cases of blindness occurring in young children is steadily diminish ing. This is due partly to increasing knowledge on the part of the medical profession, partly to the advance of sanitation in home and school, and partly to increased and more humane knowledge among the people generally. In other words, It is a result of the ad vance of civilization. | r . rrv= : The University of Chicago has recon sidered its recent determination to adopt a system of reformed spelling and will adhere to the method now in vogue. This is wise. Now, if the uni versity will encourage the study of spelling In primary and grammar schools, even to the extent, perhaps, of making a fad of it, the rising genera tion wiU probably have no trouble with its “double l’s,” its “ie’s” and its silent Letters. The English language is worth spending a good deal of time on, and if the student comes out of school with a good working knowledge of it, spelling Included, he can get along in this world. A public-spirited woman of Kansas (Hty has become convinced that the only satisfactory solution of the “ser vant-girl problem” must come through education and a systematic training for domestic service. To put her theory to the test, she is trying to establish a college for servant-girls, with an en dowment of two hundred thousand dol lars. Her plan contemplates courses in the cooking of meats, vegetables, bread and pastry; in laundry work, dish washing, chamber work, table service, the care of the sick and other domes tic duties, for the, mastery of which diplomas will be granted upon gradua tion. That the institution may be largely self-supporting, it will place its products on sale. Persons whose “lie.p” has deserted them at an inopportune time may order meals from the college, and private families may have their washing done there. The plan has al ready bean tried elsewhere with some promise of success. The dignity of do mestic service may, perhaps, be estab lished, as that of nursing has been, and a more Intelligent, competent and self-respecting class of young women may thus be attracted to housework. But there are also dangers to be con sidered. If the “lady of the house” has not taken domestic “electives” in her own college education, how will she feel about offering suggestions to the valedictorian of the class In pie cul ture, or giving orders to one who has taken honors for advanced work in baked apples? Will she dare to main tain her personal preferences against the august authority of the muffin pro fessor or the chair of comparative dish-wasning? And if she does, will the suggestion be received In an amia ble and chastened spirit, with no de fiant glance at the framed diploma hanging over the sink? The problem of domestic service is much more than a mere matter of education, important though that Is a foundation. Art in omelettes and eminence in beans will be useless without cordial good-will and co-operation between mistress and maid. The new college, if it is to attain a real success, will need a well-equipped chair of applied Christianity. j One fact impressively demonstrated in the proress of the South African war! is that the entire character of warfare' as a spectacle has underone a radical change within recent years. Battles have lost much in picturesqueness and glamour. Even so recently as in the, Franco-Prussian conflict of 1870 and In the Russo-Turklsh war of 1877 bat- 1 ties were still heroic subjects for the| painter. With some modifications, they, were quite as romantic and Inspiring as those of the earliest recorded wars, 1 when armies advanced clad in steel' armor and men fought hand to hand.' A battle In the Franco-Prussian war! was a tremendous spectacle of serried masses of close-ranked men, brilliant uniforms, tossing plumes and banners and officers leading with sabers In the air and directing dashing charges. The| day for this kind of warfare has passed,! and the whole aspect of war, as a dra- 1 matic exhibition, has changed. The en gagements in South Africa bear no re semblance to those of past history. The scene is unrelieved by a single dash of; color. The soldiers and officers alike; wear a costume of a dim shade, which; blends easily into almost any back-j ground. Not even a shoulder-strap is' worn, and flags have been discarded.! Troops are almost never played into! action, and no heroic drummer boys! lead the line of advance. Officers andi men alike carry rifles, and there is no 1 saber-waving. The thrilling spectacle! of a frontal assault, the advancing; force marching rhythmically shoulder! to shoulder, is entirely out of the ques tion. In fact, war has been robbed of, most of its martial glory. It is a matter, of business —of manual labor in making! trenches, of keeping the laborers fed,’ of having a good hospital service and of; taking as few risks as possible. The ( man who stands up to be shot at may be heroic, but he doesn’t help win bat-! ties; he isn’t fighting on modern lines; The modern soldier has absolutely noj chance at the kind of fighting which’ consists in overcoming opposition by! exercising his own strength, A disln-i terested bullet from a wholly Impartial! and unprejudiced soldier a mile away l may drop him while he is wetting his; lips with his canteen. His business is; to take the fewest possible risks, to! work his rifle with mechanical precls-j ion and put up with any hardships lnci-: dental to the Job. The modem soldier,' in fact, is no longer a sculptor’s model; 1 he is an earnest laboring man, and dur ing working hours he looks the part. ; —“— -■ I A Sympathetic Princess. ; The following story about the Arch-; duchess Valerie of Austria is told by; the Vienna correspondent of the Lon-! don Morning Post: A short time ago’ a 13-year-old schoolboy was summoned home from his boarding school at Linz The lad was without traveling com panions, and, while waiting on the plat form at Linz, began to cry bitterly. His distress was noticed by a lady in a first class compartment, who summoned the guard and had the boy brought to her.' She paid his excess fare for traveling first class, and devoted herself to the j task of comforting him and relieving the tedium of the long journey to Vienna, to attend his father’s funeral in Vienna, telling him that she, too, had suffered much from the loss of a parent, who had died suddenly and unexpectedly in 1 a foreign land. The schoolboy was not a little astonished at the end of the journey to learn that the kind-hearted lady was the Archduchess Valerie, daughter of the Emperor. Pekin’s Unenviable Distinction. The three chief characterisitcs of Pekin, the Chinese capital, which most impress the newly arived visitor are dust, stench and dogs. When a dressmaker goes to a house, everytime she sees the husband sh« looks at him in away which seems to say, “You should have attended to this long ago!” j It Is but natural that a breach-of promlse case should be heard in a courthouse. . .1 rou.,- . -.-« i.» - .-a. ; • 6EHERILJIEWS HEMS The News of the State, Nation and the World HOST INTERESTING HAPPENINGS From Everywhere will be found in thta Column. Item* that inter est Everybody General Wheeler favors a territorial form of government for the Philippines. Fatal labor rioting occured last week in Chicago; one man killed and six wounded. Queen Victoria visited London last week and the enthusiasm exceeded that shown during the diamond Jubilee. Hawaiian advices say that the plague situation in Honoulu is much improved. Only one case has been reported since the last advices were received. Mrs. Mary Foote Beecher-Perkins died the same day at Hartford Ct.; aged 94 years, 9 months. She was a siter of Rev. Henry Ward Beecher and of Hariet Beecher Stowe. NEW YORK.—The French steamer Aquitaine, which came into port from Havre, brought three Frenchmen who say they intend to make the attempt to go to the K 1 ondike by automobile. A bill was Introduced in the senate by Senator Foster, authorizing the construction by the government of a cable from some port on the coast of the state of Washington to Cape Nome and other points in Alaska. NEW YORK, (N. Y.,)—Rev. Thomas K. Beecher, th* elder and last surviv ing brother of the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, died here March 14, aged 81 years. Mr. Beecher was stricken with paralysis while on his way home from church last Sunday. The New York police recently raided a!! the concert halls in the tenderloin district,” drove the women into the streets and arrested the proprietors. The latter were taken to a police sta tion and soon released on SSOO bail each. The arrests were the result of the agitation agaist disorderly resorts which has lately stirred up the city. NEW YORK. —Negro men, women and children, some deaf, some mute, and others blind, but most of them; whole and sound, to the number of 184 were plunged into a tank of water and brought out of It gasping and breath less in the Mt. Olive Baptist Church today. This is the largest number of persons ever baptised in one Christian church. American Meats Prohibited. BERLIxm, March 12.—Paragraph four teen of the meat bill containing prohi bition measures against American meats has passed the Reichstag by a vote of 168 to 99. Nominations by Social Democrats. INDIANAPOLIS. Eugene Debs was nominated for president by the Social ist Democrats. Job Harriman of California, was nominated for vice-president. Anglo-French War Not Far Off. CONSTANTINOPLE, March 12—The French ambassador at the Porte is quoted as having said to the Turkish officials that ministerial circles in Parts are of the opinion that the Anglo- French war could not be postponed beyond the close of the expositin. ORPHEUM—Los Angeles, week be •inning Monday, March 19. A straight lew vaudeville bill of merit. FRANKS TRIO, Acrobats par ex ellence; NEWHOUSE and WARD, rick comedy cyclists; ANNA WHIT LEY, clever singer and monologist; iARTINETTI and GROSSI, grotesque nusical novelty; BIOGRAPH, new dews of the Boer war;,TROVOLLO, entriloquist, PAULINE MORAN and ickaninnies; PASSPARTE, Parisian dancers. Bliss for President. WASHINGTON, March 14—Repub licans high in party councils stated today that Cornelius Bliss can have the presidential nomination if he wants it. Cornelius N. Bliss of New York was president McKinley’s first secretary of the interior and was succeeded in the cabinet by Ethan A. Hitchcock of Missouri last year. Bryan’s California Tour. SAN FRANCISCO. March 13.—J. J. Dwyer, Democratic national commit teman from California, has received a letter from William J. Bryan, giving his schedule of dates for his contem plated tour of California. He will ar rive in Sacramento March 26, and will speak there that night, leaving after the meeting for Oregon. Two- weeks will be spent in Oregon and Washing ton, and he will then return to Califor nia, arriving in San Francisco April 7. He will leave this city on the same day for Fresno, and will speak there the same night. He will also speak at San Diego, San Bernardino, Los An geles and Phoenix, Ariz. Civil War Averted. FRANKFORT (Ky.,) March 13.—The Legislature of Kentucky adjourned sine die today. A conference between Adjt.- Gens. Collier and Castleman resulted in a perfect understanding being reached. Gov. Taylor will continue to act as Governor. Gov. Beckham will make a move toward securing posses sion of the State buildings until the Court of Appeals has decided the mat ter. Secretary of War Surrenders. MANILA.—FIores, Aguinaldo’s Sec retary of War, has surrendered to Gen. MacArthur. Aguinaldo.s infant son, who was captured in November and who was suffering from smallpox, is dead. Conditions at Dawson. WASHINGTON, March 14.—Under date of Dawson City, January 14, Vice- Consul Morrison reports that eighteen expeditions have left Dawson ror Cape Nome since December 6. and as soon as the weather moderate many more v/iil start. The population of Dawson is 6COO less than last year. Late news from Nome confirms the reports of the iich ness of the district and announces new finds in the interior, but lack of fuel prohibits these being worked in winter. Typhoid fever has appeared with in creasing mortality. Owing to the flooding of the mines the gold output may be kept down. It is estimated that between $25,000,000 and $30,000,00# will comprise the output of the Dawson district. Preparing for the Couut. Supervisor of the census in the dis trict, Frank F. Davis has had his plans for his work returned from Washing ton approved by the head officials of the census bureau. He will have 248 enumerators, who will be employed for about a month taking the count of noses in Southern California. In his district are the counties of Los An geles, Orange San Diegp, San Bernar dino, .Riverside, Ventura and Santa Barbara. This city will have 90 men Pasadena 7, Pomona 3. Santa Monica 2, San Pedro 1, and 35 for the country. The appointments have all be made and the lists will soon leave for ap proval by the general office and will be returned for final selection by May he work of counting is expected to be in on June 1, lasting until July. Republican Clubs. SAN FRANCISCO, March 11.—The State League of Republican Clubs has issued a formal call for the second biennial convention of the State League which will be held at Los Angeles, April 27. Each Republican club in California including those of the American Re publican College League will be ent tied to one delegate-at-large, and one delegate additional for every twenty-five members upon its rolls. No club shall be entitled to representation in the State League Convention unless it has been organized and in existence at least ten days prior to the date of the conven tion. No person shall be counted for representation in more than one club. Sheldon’s Edition a Failure. TOPEKA (Kan.,) March 13—The first issue of the Sheldon edition of the To peka Capital went to press at 2:37, o’clock this morning, and the press was kept running until noon, printing over 100,000 copies. The rest of the edition will be printed in Chicago and New York, for which matrices will be sent daily. The management of the paper says about 360,000 copies are required daily, and that fresh orders are coming by every mail, 15,000 yesterday. Mr. Shel don was at his desk again at 8:45 o’clock this morning. The paper is not satlfactory to the regular subscribers, and outside papers have been bought freely daily. Search for a Rare Plant. AVALON, March 14. E. R. Sturte vant, an enthusiastic botanist, who was the originator of several forms of our finest water lilies, has been on the island for a few days, in search of a rare and beautiful plant, which Is in digenous to this island. It is the tree poppy, botanically known as Den dromecon harfordi, and has a bright golden bloom, amost identical with the Eschscholtzia, or California poppy. This is the only genus of the poppy family which grows Into a tree, though there is on the mainland a small tree some what similar, known as Dendromecon ripidium. Mrs. Trask had written of this rare and beautiful tree poppy in the Land of Sunshine, which coming to the notioe of a wealthy gentleman in England, he had written to Mr. Sturtevant, commissioning him to pro cure a specimen and send to him. Mrs. Trask went with Mr. Sturtevant, though it was an arduous day’s labor nvolving a row of five or six miles tip the island and a climb of several more miles over the rugged hills and canons of the island. Mr. Sturtevant describes Santa Catalina as being al most a new world to the botanist, be cause of the many rare plants and trees. Changes at Catalina. Everything will have a Spanish sound a/t the Isthmus the new resort comp on Catalina island. The avenues running north and south are named for the islands on the California coast —Catalina, Clemente, Cruz, Rosa, Barbara, Anacapa and Mibuel. The cross streets bear Spanish names — Esperanzea, Mercedes, Dolores, An tonio, etc. Even the harbor on the side of the isthmus next to the Philippines, will be named Puerto Catalina, A map has been drawn and blue printed showing the plan of the town and giving the names not only of the streets but of the geographical points on that part of the island. Workmen are busily engaged now In constructing a sewer system for the town and in erecting the buildings. The resort is rapidly assuming shape, and if the weather remains warm the new camp will not be ready any too soon. picmuom mws Important Information Gathered Around the Coast. ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST A Summary of Lata Brent* That Are Boiled Down to Salt oar Busy Reader* A company is being formed In Oak land for the manufacture of automo biles. Kern City is projecting a new road to the oil fields, an extension of Baker street across the bluffs. The Berkeley Christian Endeavor Union is circulating a petition for Sun day closing of the postoffice during the entire day. The women of the Oakland club are endeavoring to secure funds to estab lish a free playground for tht childrei of the poor. The City Trustees of Baker:ifleld have introduced an ordinance reqvrfring that oil tanks be burled, as a safeguard against fire. More cottages are to be added to the Agnews insa'ne asylum, as home life is found her. ificial for the milder types of patients. The Fresno Democrat stales that the passenger coaches and cabooses of the Santa Fe system are all being re painted in “Pullman" color. Mr. Margaret Smyth, r« cently ap pointed woman physician at the Stock ton State Asylum, has now taken up her residence at the asylum. The Santa Fe intends making Fresno a distributing center for fuel, and a 12,000-gallon oil tank is accordingly be ing built for the city at Albiuquerque. A family at Kern City came near death, last Saturday evening, from pto maine poisoning, supposed to have come from buttermilk which they drank. The San Jose Board of Health, at Its last meeting, passed a resolution in dorsing the action of the San Fran cisco Board of Health in quarantining Chinatown. At San Francisco, it is stated that the local ice men have formed a com bine, and that after next Monday the price of ice will be advanced from 10 to 20 per cent. Ex-Tax Collector Findl«y, who ab sconded from San Luis Obispo with $40,000, has been found guilty. On the first trial the jury disagreed, as there was a question of the defendant's san ity. Lew Stephens, poundmast?r at Santa Clara for a fortnight, laas resigned, giving as a reason that he has not the heart to listen to the complaints of those whose pets he is obliged to cap ture. The special buyers’ excursions into Oakland are to be abandoned as they have not proved a success. Last Sat urday the shoppers weru only five, and bought an average of but sll worth of goods. The Pacific Mail st< amer Newport, which arrived at San Francisco Sun day from Central American and Mex ican ports, brought f.he largest con signment of coffee fo.v the year—l2,ooo bags, or nearly 250,000 pounds. Assessor Jameson chained three cars fast to the Santa Ft: rails. The cars, which belong to the 1 Western Staole line will not be released until the taxes are paid upon them. Unless the taxes are paid the assessor will sell the cars at auction. George F. Wilcox, arrested at Pasa dena last Sunday for the murder of his wife at Lytton Springs, was taken to Santa Ko3a yesterday. Wilcox admits his guilt, and claims his crime was committed while in. a fit of temporary insanity. Christopher M. Bradley, Stanford, 1901, has been av/arded the SIOO prize offered for the best essay on the sub ject, “What Order of Studies is Best Suited to Fit tho Average Man for His Duties In the World of Today?" Nine essays were submitted. Negotiations have been completed with an electric power company to raise water 600 feet to irrigate the large plateau near Exeter, in Tulare county. This is believed to he the greatest height water has ever been raised on Ihe coast for irrigation pur poses. Mrs. Stanford has returned to San Francisco from New York. She has entirely recovered from her recent ill ness. While in the East Mrs. Stanford did much looking to the completion of her plans for the Stanford University, the work on which she hopes to see fin ished before her death. It is expected that the attorneys for the defense in the Fair-Craven trial will ask for a non-suit, on the ground that the alleged marriage contract was had without license and that no record was made of the contract. Judge Trout refused to allow the admission of Sen ator Fair’ diaries in evidence. At San Jo3e the committee appointed by the Farmers’ Club to secure signa tures to the amount of the $25,000 guar antee for the organization of a farmers’ insurance company under the State law, have succeeded in the purpose. They intend, however, to secure 100 names and SIOO,OOO by April and then apply rtor a charter. At Marysville a project is under way to establish a woolen mill to replace the old mill recently destroyed by fire at that place. A subscription list was opened yesterday. John Martin, pres ident of the Ga<» anr Electric Company, and N. D. Rideout, the banker, sub scribed SIO,OOO each, while $75,000 Is wanted for the entreprise. The fact has just been made public, that Feb. 5 last there was incorporated at Reno the California and isorthern Railway Company, which is to build a broad-gauge line, 90 miles in length, from Eureka, in Humboldt county, to Crescent City, in Del Norte county. The capital stock is $2,500,000 and the di rectors are all business men of means. Frank H. Short of Fresno, the new Yosemite commissioner, presided at a meeting of the commission at San Fran cisco yesterday.- Plans and specifica tions for new buildings to be erected in the valley at a cost of about $5,000 were approved. Galen Park, a former guardian of the valley, was appointed superintendent of the Sierra club house. The report of the state railway com missioners shows the numebr of per sons killed and injured on lines within the State to have been as follows dur ing the past year: Emplyoes killed, 51; employes injured, 529; passengers, tres passers and others killed, 75; passen gers, trespassers and others injured, 121; total number of people killed, 126; total number injured, 650. A number of leading citizens of San Jose are organizing to urge Congress to purchase the big trees in the Santa Cruz Mountains on the line of the nar row-gauge railroads. It Is rumored that the owner of the property on which the trees stand Is contemplating turn ing them into lumber, and it is argued that they are, in their way, as great an attraction as the Calaveras sequo ias. . *. Great preparations are being made at Fresno for the series of events to take place in the city from April 25 to May 1. First will come the State Con vention of Supervisors, then the Odd Fellows celebration, and finally the > State Tournament of the California In animate Target Association. Feasts &i d excursions by wagon and railroad have been planned, and on April 27 a rabbit drive is to take place. The Sparks Automobile Company, in-, corporated last October, with a capital stock of $1,000,000, is negotiating for a site on which to put up a factory. It is reported that Visalia .and some other towns have offered the company good terms, but that it favors San Jose and will build there i adequate induce ments are held out to it. The inten tion is to establish a plant capable of turning out at least a hundred machines a month. A large number of orders are already in. In a report to the War Department on conditions in Alaska, Capt. Charles Elliott, retired, asserts that the laws of the trapping of fish are openly vio lated, and unless protection to salmon is afforded, trade in these fish will be destroyed within ten years. Such numbers of fish are taken In the\traps that large quantities have gone to waste because it was Impossible to can them all before they spoiled. Wanton destruction of fish .at. Cook Inlet, Prince William Soujid,: Aljgponak, Kodiak Island, Chignik Bay, Nushagak and other places. Buying More Railroads. SAN FRANCISCO.—FoIIowing the acquisition by the Southern Pacific Railway Company of the Carson and Colorado railroad comes the news that President Huntington Is negotiating for the purchase of the Virginia and Truckee railroad. The Virginia . and Truckee is a broad-gauge road, run ning from Reno, Nev., on the 'fine of the Central Pacific, to Virginia, byway of Carson City, a distance of 52 miles. The Virginia and Truckee was built by D. O. Mills and a few associates, and Is stll owned by him. Gage’s Latest Appointments. SACRAMENTO.—Gov. Gage an nounced a number of appointments as follows: Trustees of the State Normal School at San Diego—Dr. R. M. Powere, W. R. Guy, George Fuller, San Diego county; Z. S. West, Orange county; I. B. Dock weiler, Los Angeles. Trustees of the State Normal School at Los Angeles—R. H. F. Variel, Henry W. O’Melveney, N. P. Conrey, Los An geles; John S. Collins, Ventura; E. J. Louis, San Diego. Trustees of the State Normal School at Chico —F. C. Lusk, T. H. Barnard, Bute county; Frank D. Ryan, Sacra mento; Richard Belcher, Yuba county; Clifford Coggins, Siskiyou county. Direstors of the Deaf, Dumb and Blind Asylum—George W. Reed and John H. Gridley, Alameda counter. Directors of the California Home for th Care and Training of Feeble-Minded Children —F. W. Longee, San Fran cisco; Robert A. Poppe, Sonoma county. State Fish Commissioner —Henry W. Keller, Los Angeles. Trustee of the Whittier Reform School—James Clark, Los Angeles. Takes the Situation Calmly. v\ The San Francisco board of health has decided that the Chinaman who recently died in Chinatown was killed by genuine bubonic plague. No fresh alarm has broken out, however, and it. is not believed that a new quarantine will be enforced. The board of health has decided upon a house to house In spection of Chinatown until all danger of additional cases is past. Reliable Chinese will be detailed to acompaiiV the physicians and the police will ren der what assistance they can. These Chinese will be supplied for the work by the Six Companies. Until another case of plague develops, Chinatown will remain free from quarantine, but people are requested to have as little communication as possible with- the suspected district. Latest reports from Nome tell of a fabulously rich district 100 miles from the cape. Excited prospectors declare that wonderful strikes have been made there.