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ST. HELENS, OHEfl ON, FHIDAY, IElHtUAItY 4, 1898.
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NEWS OF THE WEEK
From all Parts of the New
and Old World.
BRIEF AND INTERESTING ITEMS
Comprehensive Review of the Impart-
tit Happenings of the Cur
A grain elevator cm destroyed by
flra in Bust 8t, Louis, euiulling a loss
Judge Lewis E. MoComst bai beep
been elected United States senator to
succeed A, P. Gorman, ot Maryland.
The reorganized Union Psolfto rail
road had to py $80,403. 60 fen to in
corporate under th laws ef Colorado,
The O. 8. battle-ship Maine has ar
rived at Havana. Vlsilw wars ex-
changed between Commodore Btgfboe
and Spanish omolala.
President Eaton, of Belolt collet,
will Inspect the work of the board of
American foreign missions In China,
'The observations vt the eclipse in
British India were successful, enndi
tiont being most favorable. Many
valuable photographs wore secured.
William Hepburn, an alleged count,
rfeltcr, has boon arrested in a lonely
cabin in Placer county, Cut., and all
the paraphernalia for counterfeiting
was found in hi possession.
Russia will demand the immediate
payment by Turkey of the 28.000,000
war indemnity yet due, aa a meant of
making the aiiltan mora docile In tha
treatment of the Cretan question.
Tha National Stoekgrowers' conven
tion 1 in session in Denver, Colo.
About 1,000 delegate, representing 31
states and territories of the West,
Northwest and Southwest are present.
On Friday a galo sprung np on Pnt
In-Bay, Lake Erie, and the ice com
menced to break np. Two hundred
fishermen occupying sharks built on
the ice, were In imminent peril, but
made ahora in aafnty, assisted by res
cuers, wlio put oft in boat and battled
with the Ice flues.
The body of L. Dickorson waa found
in the mini of a building destroyed by
flra at Bjienoor, Ind.
John C. Borcsford, a cadet of the
noble family of that name is engaged
to marry Miss I'.mily, the third daugh
ter of Adrian Isolin, of Now York. .
British ship Snmonea, while tieing
towed in Liverpool harbor, ran into
the. ahlp Wendura, lying at anchor,
and both vessels were seriously injured.
Col I is P. Huntington, in an affidavit
filed In a auit brought against him.
makes oath ttiat he has no intention
ot removing his residence from Mew
York to Ban Francisco.
Western road have agreed to make
the same reduced rate to the Mardi
Uraa in New Orleans aa lust year.
Tickets will be sold February 14 to 30,
and will have a final return limit of
A Mafia marder was revealed at New
Orleans by the finding ot trunk In
the open street in the rear of the oity
hall, which contained the body of an.
Italian, with the head almost out from
Fonr members of the orew of thl
Schooner Viking wore tuken in charge
by the Boston police on the vessel's ar
rival, charged with attoinpting mutiny
Thev had threatened the captain's lift
and were placed in irons.
It ia suld by thoso in a position to
know that there ia not a map of Cuba
iu the war department that would give
any guidance to an army which should
land on that shore. There lias not
been military officer connected with
the government in Cuba since the dis'
turbanoe there began.
Reciprocity negotiations oontinue ta
proceed in a manner satisfactory to
Washington officials, but there ia no
present prospect that the treaties ot
agreements will be concluded in th
near future. The 'negotiations with
Pern are farthest along, and these
reached a point where the draft of
treaty has been made.
Anti-Jewish riots have been renewed
at Algiers. The mob invaded the
Jewish quarter and pillaged the shops
in the Hue de Babaznm, driving tha
Jewish merchants out into the streota.
A squadron of ohasseurs was ordered to
the aoene and charged at the mob with
drawn swords, but the mob reformed
further on, oheoring for the army. Re
volvers and daggers were froely used.
One man who whs stabbed in the baok
and shot In the head died, and many
wore seriously wounded.
I Acting Secretary Spauldlng has de
cided in a oase presented by the Cana
dian Pacific Navigation Com puny, that
the transportation of American freight
from Seattle or other American ports
consigned for Alaskan ports, Victoria
or Nanalmo, and at these ports trans
ferred to British vessels, is a violation
of our coasting laws and subjects tha
merchandise to forfeiture. The de
cision la a strong measure for the pro
tection of the American coasting trade
to Alaska in which there have been in
dications that British corporations
hope to break into.
. C. B. Maher, of Grand Island, Nob.,
surrendered to the Sacramento polioo,
confessing that he had cmbeaasled
money belonging to Armour & Co.,
whioh he had collected while traveling
as salesman for the company.
A St Louis dispatch says: A gale of
wind that reached the highest velocity
of any experienced here since the tor
nado of May 87, , 1890, prevailed
Wednesday. Its highest velocity was
66 miles an hour, and up to noon two
deaths, one fatal injury and several
minor casualties hI been reported.
PILOT'8 FIRST TRIP.
Wreiik of til Car n Said to Hair Haen
Hue to Carelessness.
Seattle, Feb. 1. Twnnty.flve of the
pasengers of the ill-fated steamer Co
rona, which was wrecked on Lewis
island last Monday morning, arrived
here tonight on the steamer Al-Ki,
whloh rescued them from the louoly
Island. E. W. Pollock, who was
passenger, on the Corona, In describing
the wreck said: . '
"The accident oconrred at 9:10 A. M,
in the morning. The gong had just
sounded to awaken the passengers for
breakfast, and about 100 of them had
already risen. Captain O, H. Pierce
and Pilot H. F. ColTinan were on the
bridge. It was CofTman's first trip as
pilot. There was light enough to see
tha shores on all sides. Suddenly,
While the ship was going at full speed,
without warnings terrible shock OC"
ourrcd, followed by a grinding siioeea
ion of lesser shocks. Instantly it was
realised the ship had struck a rock,
and a aoene of great confusion followed,
The wheel was reversed, but the ship
remained on the rock. Thre sea was
calm. Captain Pierce ordered the
boats lowered. The women were taken
ashore first, and by 10 o'clock the pus
ongert were all landed. The stock
and some baggage and provisions were
then taken ashore. The passengers re
mained on tha island until Thursday,
patiently waiting for a passing steamer
to take them away from n place of
great personal discomfort. Thursday
the steamer Al-Ki arrived, and 200 of
the castaways boarded her. About 100
remained on the island in the hope of
catching a north bound vessel. V
"About 10 o'clock Thursday night
the Al-Ki met the steamer Oregon,
bound from Portland, to Dyea and
Skagway. The two steamers were
lushed together , and all but SB of the
Corona's people were transferred and
started north again."
It is not believed that the injury to
the Corona is serious.
Pilot OoflTinan, who was on duty at
the time of the wreck, tells the follow
"The directions on the chart say to
steer direct from Oibion's islands to
the northwest side of Kennedy's island.
In this water there are no soundings
marked on the chart loss than seven
fathoms ot water, and seven fathoms
is only tound at the extreme end of
Lewis island, close to the shore. The
soundings taken all around the ship af
ter the aocident ranged from 6 to 10
fathoms, with the exception of where
the ship struck, which was only Si
"It ia 6 miles from Gibson's island
to the northwest side. I kept the
ship due northwest for 17 minutes af
ter passing Gibson's island, and then
altered It to northwest by north.
Seven minutes later she struck."
. Mr. Coffman declares that he fol
lowed the directions laid down, and
that he ia not to blame.
Against Pilot Coffman'a statement
that he was on the correct course is
Steamer Pilot Thompson's statement,
who wont off duty at 4 o'clock the
morning of the accident. lie says
that the reef upon which Coffman ran
the ship is well known among marin
ers, and that she was two miles out
of her coarse. He characterize the ac
cident as sheer carelessness.
SWINDLED IN MEXICq.
Americans Buneoed In a Fake Milling
City of Mexico, Feb. 1. -Another
bold swindle has been brought to light
here by which New York business men
have been swindled oat ot $21,000. It
appears that last autumn an American
giving the name of Frederick P. Bra
bam, claiming to be a half brother to
the criminal lawyer, John Graham, of
New York, and married to a grand
niece of Sir Robert Peel, persuaded
three or fonr New Yorkers to go into
phosphate mining in the state of Ouxa
oa, reporting that very rich phosphate
was on the market, and that he con
trolled it. Graham further represent
ed that he had organized here a com
pany known as tho Mexican Phosphate
Mineral Company, and when the par
ties wore taken into the concern
Graham was made treasurer and presi
dent. Recently two parties from New
York came here to inspect their prop
erty, and now they find that there is
no phosphate, and that Graham baa
fled with the cash, which had been de
posited to his order In the bank of the
city of Puebla. Graham played ths
game very bodly, representing that he
was in close touch with the highest
officials, and could bring influence to
protect the property, and in case other
things were wanted, they would bs
forthcoming. The police are sure
Graham is one of the gang who swin
died Franke, of Chicago.
CHILKOOT ROAD COMPLETED.
Tim From Tidewater to Hheadwators
Shortened to One Iay.
Tacoma, Feb. 1. Hugh C. Wallace,
president of the Chilkoot Railroad &
Transportation Company has advices of
the completion ot the company's aerial
tramway over Chilkoot pass, in Alaska.
The company's system is a' railroad
from Dyea to Canyon City, thence a
system of aerial tramways over Chil
koot pass to Lake Liiiderirmnu. This
marks a now era for Klondike travel.
The time between tidewater and tha
headwaters of the Yukon is shortened
from a month to one day, besides re
moving peril and hardship. The com
pany made a contract last night with
the Canadian government at IS cents
per pound for transporting 300 tons ot
its freight for the mounted polioefroia
Dyea to lake Lindemann.
Chinese brides of high station fre
quently do not see their husbands until
the red veils are lifted at the marriage
TRIUMPH OF RUSSIA
China Giving: Her All That
AND ENGLAND DOES NOT OBJECT
ever Defeat of llrltUh Troops hy
Indian Tribesmen eighteen Men
and Flvo Offlun Killed.
London, Feb. 1.- A dispatch to the
Daily Mail from Shanghai says a secret
dispatch bus been issued by the tsung-li-vamen
to certain high officials, in
forming them that Russia warned
China that if Kiao Chou were granted
to Germany. Russia would demand
either Tallen Wan or Port Arthur.
According to the same dispatch, it is
asserted at Shanghai on good authority
that China consents to have Russians
at the head of her customs and rail
At the present moment, says the
Daily Mail's correspondent, there are
10,000 Russian troops in Tallen Wan
and Port Arthur. Russian agents
have boon sent to Tien Tsin (the port
of Peking) and to Japan to purchase
coal and food, 6,000 bags of which have
been bought at Tien Tain.
The Daily Mail says it learns from S
source "hitherto accurate," that China
is inclined to make the best possible
bargain with Russia, whose diplomacy
appears to have triumphed at Peking
England having resolved not to force
conflict by further opposing Russia's
claims at Port Arthur and the Liao
Tung peninsula. Japan, says the same
authority, has been thrown into a state
of consternation by the British back
down, and has shown a more friendly
attitude toward Rnssia. This state
inent, however, the Daily Mali admits,
is. "incredible and probably a bluff
with a view of forcing England to take
decided steps." The Daily Mail conn'
sets its readers not to be alarmed.
The Odessa correspondent of the
Times says a volunteer fleet will convoy
in the quickest possible time over 10,
000 Russians to the tar East. The first
cruiser, with 3,000 men, will leave
within a few days.
British Troops Suffer Heavy Loss.
Calcutta, Fob. 1. General Westma'
cott telegraphs from Camp Mammami
that the fourth brigade became en
tangled in a gorge near Shin Kamar
Kotilla yesterday and suffered serious
losses. Lieutenant-Colonel Houghton,
Lieutenants Sweitig, Dowdall, Hughes,
Walker, together with 15 men of the
Yorkshire light infantry, and three
Sikhs were killed. Major Earle, Lien
tenant Hall, SI men of the Yorkshires
ud two Sikhs were wounded, Major
Earle severely, and 13 Yorkshires are
It appears that a combined move
ment was planned to cut off the retreat
of a number of Afridis, who had been
driving their cattls to graze upon the
Kujurai plain, west of Bara fort. Two
columns marohed from Ali Masjid,
and Jamrud to block the way north; a
third column form Bara marched west
ward over the plains toward the hills.
while a fourth, consisting or the York
shire regiment and a regiment of
Sikhs, advanced from Mammami, with
view of getting to the rear of the
Afridis and preventing their escape.
The first three columns performed
their allotted duties without loss, meet
ing with very few of the enemy. The
fourth, under Colonel T. J. Seppings,
left Mammami early Saturday morning.
ThO leading troops reached Shin-
Kumar-Kotila at 10:30.
Finding: no opposition, Colonel
Houghton, with the Sikhs, proceeded
about a mile to search the oaves. On
the arrival of the main body at Kotala
a company of Sikhs had been with
drawn from the high ridge from the
west, the key to the position, which
the enemy forthwith took possession
of. To retake it involved heavy losses,
Lieutenant Dowdall was killed while
charging at the pass. The enemy's
losses were severe, as they charged
within 80 yards to the troops. :
About midday the troops began to
return to the camp, the enemy harass
ing the rear guard, and left, and caus
ing many casualties. The rear column
cleared the pass about 6 o'clock, with
the assistance of General Westmacott,
who came up with two guns and 400
rifles, on receiving Colonel Sepping'a
message that the force had become en
tangled. The retreat was conducted
admirably, the officers speaking in the
highest terms of the gallantry of the
troops. Colonel Houghton's body has
been recovered, and searching bodies
have started for the others.
The column has been reinforced by
825 men from Bara. General Sir
Power Palmer, who succeeded Sir Wil
liam Lookhart in the command, is pre
paring to make reprisals.
Engineer's Agreement Signed.
London, Jan. SI. -At a meeting ot
committees representing the federated
employers and allied trades anions to
day the result of a ballot acoopting the
employers' terms was communicated.
A formal agreement embodying the
terms of settlement was duly signed
and arrangements completed for a
simultaneous resumption of work in
the federated shops.
A SKATING ACCIDENT.
Two Boys Drowned In Coeur d'Aleno
Spokane, Feb. 1. A special to the
Spokesman-Review from Coeur d'Alene,
Idaho, says: Oscar and Ammi Joslyn,
aged 10 and 13 years, sons of Musician
Josyln, ot the Sixteenth infantry band.'
stationed at Fort Sherman, were
drowned at 8 o'clock today while skat
ing ou the lake. Two other boys went
through the ice with them, but were
THE GUEST OF HONOR.
President McKlnlejr Attended the Had
New York, Jan. 81. The third an
nual banqnet of the National Assoola
tion of Manufacturers of ths Unite
States, which took plaoe tonight at the
Wraldoif -Astoria hotel, was one of the
largest and most elaborate affairs of th
kind ever given in ths oity. A thou
sand guests wore seated at the tables
The fact that President McKinley
would be present caused a rush for
. President McKinley was driven from
the Windsor and was received at th
Waldorf-Astoria at 6:80 P. M., by the
committee of merchants and was at
once taken to the "royal chambers
Half an hour later, he appeared in the
reception room, where he held a leyoe
for more than an hour.
The banquet hall v. as magnificently
decorated, the tiers of boxes being
draped with silken banners. The nres
ident's flag Was suspended over the
head of the table from the president'
box. Seven long tables extended .the
length of the room and 16 small tables
were placed on either side of the rows
01 long tables. In tlie Astor gallery
annex were 83 other tables. The lables
were elaborately decorated with flowers
and potted plants. The dais were the
president and other guests sat was also
adorned with many flowers. From tne
reception hall up the broad staircase to
the banquet room were lines of puma
and ferns. Owing to the double ban
quet rooms, there was much confusion
in making the assignment of the guests
to their seats at the tables.
The march to the banquet hall began
at 7:15 and lasted until 8:30, being
straggling line. President McKinley,
with the committee of 86, marched
into the hall, the band playing "Hail
to the Chief."
It was after 0 o'clock when Warner
Miller rapped for order. He an
nounced that Rev. R. S. Arthnr wouh
invoke s blessing. Dr. Arthur, in his
prayer, called for special protection tor
the president and the members of the
President McKinley, in response to a
toast, spoke briefly on tiie financial
question, and stated that all the
pledges of the St Louis platform mast
Naval Bill Will Provide for the For-
ebaae of a Large Quantity. -
Washington, Jan. 81. -It is regarded
as settled that the naval appropriation
bill, now being framed by a house sub.
committee, will contain three import
ant itjros, namely, $3,000,000 for
smokeless powder, $500,000 for reserve
ammunition, and $90,000 lor the es
tablishment of a government powder
factory. The matter of having an am
ple supply of powder to meet the re.
quirementa of our naval vessels in an
emergency has received careful consid
eration from members of the commit
tee. As long as tiie old style of black
powder was in use, the many private
companies making this artiole gave as
surance that a supply could be secured
on short notice. Now, however, with
the general adoption of smokeless pow.
der, the opportunities for speedily set
ting a supply are said to be much re
duced. For that reason, it is proposed
to allow $3,000,000 for the purchase
of this article, and at the same time
provide a government factory which
will thereafter produce an ample sup
ply. The item of $500,000 for reserve
ammunition will cover all classes of
naval material, largo and small, to
meet requirements of vessels nearing
completion, and such emergencies as
Arms for Indian Rebel..
London, Jan. 81. According to a
dispatch from Birmingham to the
Globe, the capture of the steamer Balu
chistan, off Muscat, Arabia, by the
British gunboat Lapwing, and the
seisure of her cargo of arms and am
munition, has temporarily paralyzed
some of the large gunmakers, because
the London merchants concerned have
ordered them to suspend operations.
A well-known manufacturer says that,
on the order of a London merchant, he
has turned 100 rifles and a ton of am
munition weekly for the last three
years. The rifles were Maiiords. J. na
Persian authorities, it. seems, winked
at these irregularities, until Great Bri
tain intervened. The same firm was
preparing to turn out 3,000 weapons
monthly to the same customer.
Dole In Washington.
Washington, Jan. 81. President
Dole, of Hawaii, arrived here at 8:30
P. M., and in behalf of the govern
ment was welcomed by Secretary Sher
man and Assistant Secretary Adee.
The presidential party was belated by
storms along the way, and it was three
hours after schedule time when the
train swung into the Baltimore & Ohio
depot. A crowd of several hundred peo
ple assembled on fiorth. Capitol street,
and platoons of mounted polioemen
were on band to act as an escort.
Fatal Flro In Illinois.
Mount Sterling, 111., Jan. 81. The
most disastrous fire in the history of
Mount Sterling broke out this morn
ing. Albert Popper was killed by fall
ing walls. Constable Snodgrass and
two other men were injured and over
$100,000 worth of property was burned.
Caused by Kerosene Kxploalon.
Allen town, Pa, . Jan. 81 A can
f kerosene exploded in the boiler
room of the Greenville cement mill at
Kosendale today, setting fire to the
mill and storage house. Both were
totally destroyed. The loss is 100,
000; fully insured.
Demands Weylers Imprisonment.,
Madrid, Jan. 81.- The public prose
cutor demands a sentence upon Lien-tenant-General
Weyler of two months'
SURPRISED IN CAMP
Insurgent General Aranguren
Slain by Spaniards
HIS BODY CARRIED TO HAVANA
Bo Is the Cuban Who, It Is Alleged,
Ordered the Execution ef
Colonel . Ruts.
Havana, Jan, 81. At noon, Lieu.
tenant-Colonel Behedicto, with the
Spanish battalion, surprised, near
Tapiste, this province, the camp ot the
insurgent general, Aranguren, killing
Aranguren and four privates, capturing
five of the insurgents and wounding
others who made their escape.
The body of Brigadier-General Aran
guren was brought by train to Havana
this afternoon and delivered to the
military authorities. After identiflca'
tion it was sent to the morgue.
Brigadier-General . Aranguern was
evidently about 33 years of age, of fair
complexion, with blonde hair and
small mustache. The body, wbiob
shows two bullet wounds, one in the
head and one in the right leg, is dress
ed in cassimere pantaloons, gray wool
en coat, yellow shoes and gaiters, com
paratively new. It is said that the
gaiters and vest onoe belonged to Col
onel Ruiz, the aide-de-camp of General
Blanco, who, having gone last Decern
ber to Aranguren's camp with terms of
surrender, was executed by Aranguren
or with his approval.
According to one account, Aranguren
was surprised while on visit to a
young woman on the Pitata farm, be
tween Carapo Florida and Tapiste. He
was wonnded, and. in trying to ea
cape, was shot dead. Among the pris
oners is the father of the young wo
man. He was the dynamiter of Aran'
MISSION OF THE MAINE.
Havana Newspapers Insist That It Is
One of Feaeo. .
New York, Jan. 81. The last ripple
of visible excitement in the arrival of
the Maine has died away, says the Her
aid's Havana correspondent, and the
ship as she lies at anchor attracts ho
more attention than any other vessel in
the harbor. The papeis made the brief
est possible allusion to her arrival, and
La Union Constitutional, the conserva
tive organ, prints a Washington dis
patch to the effect that the visit of the
Maine to Havana is merely an act of
courtesy showing the friendly feeling
to Spain, and to counteract the anti-
Spanish utterances in congress. La
Union adds that the visit will be re
turned by Spanish ships in American
In spite of this, there is a strong un
dercurrent of feeling in Havana, as
evinced by the excited talking of angry
gronps assembled in the cafes. The
general impression among radicals is
that the cause of Spain has been be
trayed by the Blanco government, and
the nation humiliated bv what they re
gard as the first step in the direction of
American intervention. This has in
tensified the hatred of General Blanco
and his associates and of the cause of
autonomy, and this hatred may at any
moment find vent in an outbreak of
fury, in which case members of the
government may be forced to depend
for their personal safety on the Maine,
for while the peril ia obvious, the
troops concentrated during the riots
have been dispersed and no new pre
cautions have been taken.
The arrival of tha Maine created en
thusiasm among the Americans, who
realise that the long period of suspense
has passed and that their safety is ab
Up to ths present time no one knows
what precipitated the sudden dispatch
of sailing orders to the Maine at Dry
Tortagas. Captain Sigsbee bad not
the remotest idea why he was sent, but
he was not much surprised when the
Dupont arrived from Key West with or
ders to stait without a moment's delay.
Being in total ignorance of the situa
tion, he had no conception as to what
sort of a reception to expect. He ap
proached the harbor from the west
ward, partly for the purpose of inspect
ing the Spanish batteries and watoh
ing for any hostile demonstration, and
partly for the purpose of displaying the
Bag and character of the Maine, so as
to give the authorities ashore oppor
tunity to make preparations to avoid a
panio which might have been precipi
tated by the Maine's sudden entrance.
The battleship was prepared for any
emergency. After picking up a pilot
the Maine went rapidly np the harbor
to a berth near the Spanish flagship.
It will be impossible to give the
crew their liberty while in Havana,
and as yet no Bhore leaves have been
given to officers, the captain being the
only man who has gone ashore. For
this reason it is believed that the navy
department will not keep the Maine
here long,- but will replaoe her by an
other vessel of the squadron the mo
ment the health of the crew becomes
James Eaton has been matched to
race Charles Kaiser, of Switzerland, at
St. Louis, early in February, for a
purse and $1,000 side bet.
The Rush of Immigration
Now York, Jan. 81. In anticipa
tion of the new immigration law going
nto effect, the rash of immigration to
this country has started. The Tartar
Prince arrived today with 730 persona
the steerage. The vessel comes
from Italian ports.
Fatal Naphtha Flro.
Baku, Jan. 81. Half a million
pounds of naphtha was burned and sev
eral persons lost their lives during s
NEW YUKON MINING LAWS.
The Ottawa Government Drafts a Set of
Ottawa, Ontario, Jan. 81. After
careful consideration and with the
advice of William Ogllvie, the Cana
dian authority on the Yukon country,
the department of the interior has de
cided upon the legal conditions which
are to govern placer mining in the
Yukon. The regulations in substance
are as follows: .
Free miner shall m ah a male or fe.
male over the age of 18, but not under
that age, or a joint stock company
named in and lawfully possessed of a
valid existing free miner s certificate
and no other.
A free miner's certificate shall not
be transferable. This certificate may
be granted for one year to run from
the date thereof or expiration ot the
applicant's then existing certificate,
upon payment therefor of the sum of
$10 unless the certificate is to be is
sued in favor of a joint stock company,
in which ease the fee shall be $50 for a
company having a nominal capital.
Exceeding $100,000, the fee shall be
Only one person or joint stock com
pany shall be named in a certificate,
This certificate shall also grant the
holder the privilege of fishing and
shooting, subject to the provisions of
law; the privilege of cutting timber
for actnal necessities, for building
houses and boats, and for general min
ing operations; for the exclusive nse of
the miner himself, but such permis
sion shall not extend to timber which
may have been granted to other per.
sons or corporations.
Certificates may be obtained by ap
plicants in person at the government
department of the interior at Ottawa,
or from the agents of the Dominion
lands at Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton
and Prince Albert, in the Northwest
territory, Kamlootis and New West
minster, B. C, and Dawson in the
Yukon district; also from agents ot
the government at Vancouver and Via
tona, B. C
No person or joint stock company
will be recognized as having any
right or interest in or to any claim nn
less he or it or every person in his or
its employment shall have a free min
er's certificate unexpired.
On the expiration of a free miner's
certificate the owner thereof shall ab
solutely forfeit all his rights and inter
ests unless he shall on or before the
day following the expiration of such
certificate obtain a new free miner's
Nevertheless, should any co-owner
fail to keep up his free miner's certifi
cate, such failure shall not cause a for
feiture or act aa abandonment of the
claimr but the interest of such co
owners, pro rata, according to their
former interests; provided, neverthe
less, that a shareholder in a joint stock
company need not be a free miner.
Every free miner shall during the
continuance of bis certificates have the
right to enter, prospect or mine for
gold and minerals upon any lands in
the Yukon distriot, whether vested in
the crown or otherwise, except upon
government reservations and land law
A creek, gulch, river or land claim
shall not exceed SvO feet in length in
the general direction of the stream or
ravine on which it fronts and shall not
be more than 1,000 feet in width.
Every alternate 10 claims shall be
reserved for the government of Can
ada. That is to say, when a claim is
located, tne discovery claim and nine
others and numbered consecutively,
will be open for registration. Then
the next 10 claims of 250 feet each
will be reserved for the government,
and so on.
The penalty for trespassing upon a
claim reserved for the crown shall be
immediate cancellation of any entry or
entries which the persons trespassing
may have obtained, whether by original
entry or purchase for a mining claim,
and the refusal of the acceptance of any
application which the persons trespass
ing may at any time make for a olaim.
If any free miner or party of free miners
discover a new mine, and sncb discov
ery shall be established to the satisfac
tion of the mining recorder, creek,
river or hill claims or the following
sizes shall be allowed: '
To one discoverer of a olaim, 600 feet
in length; to a party of two discoverers,
two claims amounting together to 1,000
feet in length; to each member of a
party beyond two in number, a claim of
the ordinary size only.
A claim shall be recorded with the
mining recorder in whose distriot it is
situated within 10 days after the loca
tion thereof. Entry shall not be grant
ed for a claim which has not been
staked by the applicants in person in
the manner specified in these regula
tions. An entry fee ot $1S shall be
charged the first year and an annual
fee of $15 for each of the following
A royalty of 10 per cent on the gold
mined shall be levied and collected on
the gross output of eaoh claim. The
sum of $3,500 shall be deducted from
the gross annual output of a olaim when
estimating the amount upon which roy
alty is to be calculated, but this exemp
tion shall not is allowed unless the
royalty is paid at a banking office or to
the gold commissioner or mining re
corder. Two Hundred Thousand Dollar Flro.
Chicago, Jan. 81. Fire tonight par
tially destroyed the Ewart building, 11
to 38 Jefferson street, entailing a loss
of $300,000. The flames broke out
within a few moments after the 5u0
employes of the various tenants of the
building had left the structure at the
completion of their day's work. The
building was damaged to the extent of
$75,000. Tha balance of the loss is
divided among a number of concern
occupying the building.
WRECKED ON A BAR
Grain Ship City of Duluth
Lost Off St. Joseph, Mich.
PASSENGERS AND CREW RESCUED
The Vessel a Total T.oas She Carried
Heavy Cargo of Cora and Flour
High Sea Was Running.
St. Joseph, Mich., Jan. 81. The big
?rain steamer City of Duluth arrived
aft this port, from South Chicago, last
night, and attempted to enter the har
bor. There was a tremendous wind
from the northwest and a very heavy
ea running. The Duluth kept on her
course into the harbor, and at the
mouth of the river struck a bar and
was thrown heavily against the north
pier, breaking in two. The mammoth
fteel arches on either side of the boat
gave way immediately, and the bow of
the boat dropped two or three feet.
A large hold was stove in the port Bide -as
she swung around, and Bbe went to
the bottom in an hour, leaving only
her cabin and part of ber bulwarks
The two big tngs, Morford and Pro
tection, which bad accompanied the big
boat on her trip across the lake, made
desperate attempts to reach her and
get her crew and passengers off, bat
were unsuccessfuL The life-saving
crew were summoned and ' reached the
scene of the disaster in quick time
considering that it had disbanded for
the winter. At midnight they had
shot a mortar line to the boat and the
rescue began. The first one to be
taken ashore was August Kerwein, of
this city. He dipped into the water
several times during the perilous trip,
and was badly frozen when he waa
pulled out onto the pier. The reBt of
the passengers were taken ashore in
this manner, one at a time. There
were 17 passengers and 33 of the crew.
Captain McLean was tha last to
leave, being taken off at 5 o'clock this
morning. There were several ladies on
board. The members of the life sav
ing crew took turns going out in the
car after them. Mrs. William Tryoa
is suffering from the effects of the trip.
She waa in delicate condition, and
was badly frozen and seized with nerv
ous prostration. There ia no hope for
her to live.
The City of Duluth had a' heavy
cargo of corn and flour, and a deckload
of merchandise for local merchants.
Tiieie is no hope of saving anything of
the wreck, as there is a very high sea
rolling. No boat can reach her, and
she ia rapidly going to pieces. The en
gineer says that when the boat struck
the engine jumped a foot and waa im
mediately torn to pieces. The water
rushed in and pat out the fires, and
the firemen barely escaped up the lad
The floor of the deck gave a mighty
heave upward, nnd the passengers were
thrown into the wildest confusion.
The City of Duluth was an old but
stanch steamer. She was under char
ter of the Graham & Norton Transpor
tation Company, carrying principally
through freight from Chicago to this
port, in connection with the Big Four.
She was owned by the Lake Michigan
& Superior Company. Her capacity
was about 1,000 tons, and her value
about $30,000. She was laden with
package freight and grain. The steamer
is well insured, and it is understood '
had $10,000 insurance-on her cargo.
On several previous trips she stuck on
the bar while entering this harbor.
SNOW LOCOMOTIVE SCHEME.
Glover Kxplains In Chicago ths
Flans of His Company. ,
Chicago, Jan. 81. George T. Glover,
an inventor, has solved the problem of
getting supplies into the Klondike reg
ion this winter by means of his snow
traction locomotive. Seven of these
locomotives are sow building ia Chi
cago and New York, and S3 freight and
passenger cars will be built at Port
land, Or., for this work. Those will
be at Dyea by February 15 for Dawson
City over the Dalton trail.
The locomotives that are now being
constructed for this Klondike trip,"
said Mr. Glover, "will weigh, about
eight tons each, half the weight ot the
loggmg locomotives. Their oapaoity
will be about 100 tons' burden respec
tively. I find that an eight-ton ma
chine will do the work and run easier.
These locomotives are practically ready
now for shipment to Portland,-where
they will be assembled and then ship
ped, together with 83 cars to Dyea.
Here they will be put up and placed in
readiness for the expedition which
leaves that point February 15 for Daw
son City, in charge of Captain Brain
erd, of the Dnited States army.
Chukat pass will be the greatest
obstruction encountered on the first
trip. There is no part of the pass,
however, that presents a grade greator
than 80 per cent. These locomotives
can climb snob a grade readily. , Each
machine will have a steam windlass
attached and by means of this tho train
can easily pall itself up at a remarka
ble speed. I oaloulate on getting over
the pass in less than 43 hours with the
first train. The way once open sub
sequent travel will be easier.
"The cost of building and equipping
these trains will be less than $35,000.
Each locomotive will coflt about
$4,000."' The cost of the passenger and
freight oars and their transportation to
Dyea will not exceed $5,000.
"On reaching Dawson City four of
the locomotives will be used in trans
porting supplies and pasvengor to and
root the various r-nnts and vr.w
ooatei in tha Klondike) go!4 fiftWs.
The others will rot urn and rofc an
other trip before the wiatr i Ah"-j
is over '"