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There there seems to be no doubt that the Gov. is great suffering among the mill work emment is quietly taking steps looking to era, and many plants have had to close the early reinforcement of our small com- J down. pany of marines on Chinese solL Secre- ( tary Hay took with him to the meeting n . .. n.t a message from Consul Fowler, at Che ! '"'V J? ',. Foo. but it was asserted that it threw no . CHICAGO. June 26. This was the hot light on the general situation. Secretary test da,y the r1"- the mercury at the Long also had one or more dispatches, sret level reaching S7 degrees, while in but they -nere not made public Post- "e Government office In the tower of the master-General Smith stated at the meet- Auditorium. It was four degrees cooler, lng that Mr. Rathbone was no longer T1 were slx prostrations due to the connected with the Cuban postal service. I neat 0n8 of "which proved fatal. . ' j California Prunegroivers. ' Hoe"t of tie Sestsa. SAN JOSE. Cal., June 25. 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T-rro Deatks From the Heat la Pltta- PITTSBURG, June 35. Two deaths and many prostrations from the heat were reported today. The dead are: Cornelius Munday, an Iron worker, and an unknown woman. The mercury at noon registered ! General Brlstew Returns. NEW YORK. June 25. Among the pas sengers who arrived on the Ward Line steamer Mexico, from Havana today-was General Bristow. who has been investigating tho postoffice frauds In I Cuba. -- THE EMPIRE AFLAME Immediate Outbreaks Expect ed in Southern China. SIGNS OP A RISING IN NANKIN Canton em tke Exo of a. Scene of Bleedaked More Maaaacrea la. tke Province of Cke LL LONDON, June 7, 3:45 A. M. A fresh phase of the ebullition In China Is the probability of Immediate outbreaks In the great southern provincial counties. The populace there is dally assuming a more hostile attitude toward foreigners, and the latter perceive symptoms of a general rising, especially at Nankin, where, ac cording to a dispatch to the Bally Ex press, dated yesterday, Kang Wu. one of the most truculent enemies of foreigners, has arrived by way of the Grand canal, armed with full powers from the Empress to deal with the southern provinces. Tho friendly attitude of Viceroy Liu Kun Ylh toward foreigners has brought him Into disgrace with Prince Tuan, President of the Tsung II Yamun. The unrest at Canton Is described by & dispatch from that city to the Dally Telegraph, dated Monday, via Hong Kong yesterday: "It Is feared that we are on the eve of a scene of bloodshed and anarchy In the two quands only paralleled during the Tal Ping rebellion. The signs of a murderous uprising are so manifest that wealthy Chinese are hurrying from Canton and vicinity, taking their wives, families and valuables. "LI Hung Chang has been again per emptorily ordered to Pekln. His enemies declare that they will murder him before he can reach there. His presence alone restrains the revolutionary elements here. His departure will let loose the 'black flags' and 'red girdles.' Knowing this, Li's trusted officials are sending their families to Hong Kong. "The Viceroy himself trusts the Ameri cans In this crisis. He says that they alone want no territory, and he places himself largely almost unreservedly In their hands. At an important conference today he reiterated this statement. All the missionaries have been notified of their immediate peril through confidential runners. They are leaving Canton hur riedly, and only a few are now here. "Commander McLean, of the United States gunboat Don Juan de Austria, Is the first here to protect foreign Interests. He is capable and energetic and Is rein forced by H. M. S. Rcdpolc Two hun dred foreign residents at Shameen are armed. "The Canton population reaches 2,000,000. In addition to 250.OW living on junks and flat-bottomed river boats. Most of the people are disaffected, and incendiary proclamations are Increasing the number of the virulent." Shanghai cables that the French Consul there has received a cable from Shan Tung, asserting that 1L000 Chinese troops are making forced marches from Shan Tunr to Pekln. - Two Jesuit Fathers and 1C0 native Chris tians have been murdered in the southern part of the province of Chi LI. The Chi nese military authorities have been dls. covered recruiting at Shanghai Inside the foreign settlement, and some agents have been arrested tn the act of constructing entrenchments around the European con cessions. A Chinaman connected with war pur chases for the Chinese Government in Europe, who has been interviewed by the Dally Express, says that China has Im mense quantities or arms ana ammu nition, and will stagger humanity If driven to defend herself. CHAFFEE "WILL COM3IAND. HIa Orders Are to Proceed to the Cltj- of Pekln. WASHINGTON, June 26. The purpose of the Government to place an adequate military force In China was made per fectly clear today, when orders were Is sued to Brigadier-General A. R. Chaffee to take command of the forces In China and to proceed at once to assume his new duties. More significant probably than the assignment itself was the word ing of the formal order to General Chaf fee, Issued late in the day by Acting Sec retary of War Melklejohn, directing him "to take command of the troops ordered to China," and to proceed to Pekin by way of San Francisco and Taku, accom panied by his aids. It had been ex pected that the military forces would bo concentrated at Che Foo or some other convenient military base, but the direc tion to proceed to Pekln Indicated a firm determination on the part of the Govern ment authorities to have a strong mili tary force at the seat of the Chinese Gov ernment. The announcement of General Chaffee's assignment, and the orders to proceed to Pekln came after the State Department had declined to accede to a second prop osition from the six great Viceroys of China that foreign troops be kept out of China until LI Hung Chang reaches Pe kin. In more formal manner, with the signatures of the six Viceroys, represent ing the greater part of the empire. Minis ter wu repeated today his plea of yes terday that the foreign troops be kept out of the country. Secretary Hay laid the formal request of the Viceroys before the Cabinet meeting, but there was no disposition to vary from his present de termination, already made known by Sec retary Hay to the Chinese Minister, to send our forces to such points as were menaced and where our officials and citi zens were in danger. While the Viceroys spoke for their provinces, they could not speak for Pe kln, and It is to Pekin that the officials most anxiously look. Minister Conger is still silent, and the latest advices have shown that little reliance can be placed in dispatches from Shanghai saying that the Ministers and Legations at Pekin were safe. For this reason the orders to General Chaffee to proceed to Pekln took on an added meaning. General Chaffee was in conference with the War Department authorities most of the day, and in the afternoon spent near ly an hour with Secretary Hay going over those phases of the Chinese situation in which diplomacy will have to be mingled with military action. The military career of General Chaffee covers a wide field. He was an active participant in the War of the Rebellion, the Spanish War and various important Indian campaigns. He has seen service In everj" grade of the Army, having risen from the ranks to the grade of Major General. Born in Ohio, April 14..1S42, he entered the regular army as a private in July, 1S6L and successively served as Ser geant and First Sergeant, Company K, Sixth Cavalry, to May 12, 1S62 when, be cause of especially brave and meritorious conduct, he was commissioned Lieuten ant of the Sixth Cavalry, May 13, 1562. He was brevetted First Lieutenant July 3, 1S63. "for gallant and meritorious serv ices in the battle of Gettysburg"; Cap tain, March 31, IS, for "gallant and mer- ltorious services In the battle of Dinwid dle Courthouse, Va."; Major, March 7, 1S69, for gallant and efficient services in engagements with the Indians at Paint Creek, Tex., March 7, 1BS, and Lieutenant-Colonel, February 27, 1S30, "for gal lant services In leading a cavalry charge over rough and precipitous bluffs held by the Indians on the Red River of Texas, August 30, 1S74, and gallant services In action against the Indians at Big Dry Wash, Arizona, July 17, 1SS2." General Chaffee was appointed Colonel of the Eighth Cavalry May 8, 1S99, and about the same time was made Brigadier-General of Volunteers for service during the Spanish War. He was promoted to be Major-General of Volunteers in July, 188S, and was honorably discharged from that grade in April. 1S39, since which time he has held a commission as Brigadier-General of Volunteers. Since his appointment ns a general officer of volunteers he com manded a brigade and division of the Fifth Corps during the Cuban campaign, and subsequently commanded a division In the First and in the Fourth Army j Corps. From December, 1S98, until a few i months ago, he served as chief of staff i to the Governor-General of Cuba. Re cently he has been on duty In the office j of the Adjutant-General in this city, but for several weeks past has been visiting friends In Connecticut. 1? General Chaffee had command of the troops which captured El Caney and practically closed the Santiago campaign. He has since been known as the "hero of El Caney." General Lawton, in his report of the engagement at El Caney, said: "I consider General Chaffee one of the best practical soldiers in the Army, and recommend him for special distinc tion for successfully charging the stone fort mentioned In this report, the cap ture of which practically closed the bat tle." Secretary Long received nothing during the day beyond the early dispatches from Admiral Kempff, stating that the com bined forces had entered Tien Tsln and that the Seymour expedition Tvas report ed 10 miles from Tien Tsln. surrounded. This cleared up the situation only to pre sent another condition which may prove even more grave. The casualty list of the first engagement was awaited anx iously, and arrangements were made by the officials to have relays through the night, in order that this list might be handled with the greatest dispatch and be given to the public at the first oppor tunity. The Navy Department received tele grams from a number of officers assigned to the Wisconsin, now under construc tion at San Francisco, asking to be as signed to active service in Chinese wa ters. The officers signing the dispatch were Captain Relter, Lieutenant-Commanders Milton and Mayo, Lieutenants McElroy, Ackerman'and Vogelgesang and Ensign Cronan. .me department today accepted the services of an officer on the retired list, under authority conferred by a recent act of Congress. The officer is Lieutenant J. G. Townley, retired, who is ordered to sail on the steamer leaving San Francisco. July 10. It Is expected that many outher retired officers will be called back to active service if the emer gency becomes pressing. The officials here received with regret and concern the reports from Che Foo that discord existed between the Russian and the so-called Anglo-American forces. Coming from the officers of the Terrible, it is considered as largely "sailor talk." At the sajmetlmet-hag,,bf in .reCQEQizp d f rom the- outset that 'such a heterogene ous force gave,ppportunltIes for serious division, as it is well known that sailors and soldiers do not like to serve, under a foreign superior. The officials here accept these charges with great allowance and freely express their displeasure at having the Americans brought Into an apparent disruption with the forces of another power. Thus far the United States has acted concurrently with all the powers, with no one more than another, and the authorities here will use every effort to prevent bickerings and backbitings. POSITION TAKEN BY GERMANY. Ske Does Not Consider That a. State of War Exists. BERLIN, June 26. It Is evident that Germany has been interchanging opin ions with Russia and other powers during the last 24 hours and that tho foreign of ficers have been receiving new instruc tions from Count von Bulow, Minister of Foreign Affairs, who is still having hour ly conferences with Emperor William at Kiel. As a result, Germany takes the position outlined this evening by a high official of the Foreign Office as follows: "The German Government does not yet see any cause to Impute bad faith to tho Chinese Government or to saddle the re sponsibility upon Pekin for the participa tion of Chinese troops in the Boxer ex cesses. At least, all reliable news re ceived here thus far leaves the question of responsibility still open. This view is shared by other powers. For the same reason, the question of dethroning the Empress has not yet been discussed be tween the powers." The correspondent of the Associated Press asked the official whether, in case the complicity of the Chinese Governmqpt were proved and Russia should still per sist in maintaining that a state of war did not exist and that the Empress should be retained, Germany would continue to side with Russia. "Germany," the official replied, "wishes to act in harmony with all the powers, rather than to further the Individual alms of any one." The official added that no policy has yet been agreed upon by the powers as to what course to pursue, should It be found that the Ministers at Pekin had been murdered, and when the correspond ent suggested that the pacific assurances of the Chinese Ministers at European capitals were of doubtful veracity, he re plied: "Germany has no means of determining the truth or falsity of such assurances." The Berlin papers take a dispassionate view of the situation, but they agree re garding its gravity. The semi-official Neueste Nachrichten Insists that provis ion be made for large trans-marine troops in the future. To this the Friesinnlge Zeltung replies: "The question whether the Kaiser can order any troops form ing part of the regular army to go be yond the seas Involves a modification of the constitution of the empire" HOW TIEN TSIN WAS ENTERED. American and British, First to Break Tnronek Chinese Lines. CHE FOO, June 26. The Americans and British entered Tien Tsln first, silencing the guns of the arsenal and breaking through the Chinese lines. The foreign, ers were close behind. The Russians lost four killed and 30 wounded. The losses of the other nationalities were, small. Admiral Seymour's force Is about 10 miles from Tien Tsln. It Is surrounded by Chinese troops and Boxers, and ham pered by the presence of sick and wound ed. It Is reported that all foreigners were -sent from Pekin with a weak Chi nese guard, and it Is assumed that they are with Admiral Seymour. One thousand Japanese are landing at Taku, and 2000 more are expected tomor row, when a battalion of French is also due. The foreign Admirals have appointed (Concluded ofi Third 'Page.) PART OF THE TICKET Illinois Democrats Nominate Alschuier for Governor. WILL COMPLETE THEIR WORK TODAY Tho Resolutions Bcaflra tne Calca Ko Platform Bat Malce No Al lusion to Sixteen to One. SPRINGFIELD. HI, June 26. The Dem ocratic State Convention tonight nom inated Samuel Alschuier, of Aurora, for Governor, and adjourned until tomorrow, when the ticket will be completed and tho platform adopted. Mr. Alschuier was nominated on tho second ballot, the nom ination being. n.ade unanimous on motion of Mayor Harrison, of Chicago, when it was seen that Alschuier would receive a majority of 'he -totes. The other candi dates were Adam Ortselfen, of Chicago; N. F. Worthington, of Peoria, and Gen eral W. F. Olderfln, of Springfield. The following were selected as delo-gates-at-largo to the Kansas City con vention: Mayor C. H. Harrison, of Chi cago; A. S. Trade, of Chicago; B. T. Ca bel, of Rock Island; Congressman Will lams, of CannL Alternates Edward Co hen, of Chicago; Charles Werno, of Chi cago; ex-Vice-President Adlal E. Ste venson, of Bloomlngton; ex-Congressman Fithlan, of Newton. The first session of the convention, held this morning, was brief. The temporary chairman, Elmore W. Hurst, of Rock Island, delivered a stirring address, after which a recess was taken until afternoon. Mr. Hurst said: "The greatest danger which threatens our institutions today Is to be found in the flood of incorporated wealth. These vast and powerful Interests fully realize that their safety lies in the continuation of a Republican Administration, which has failed to enforce the laws now on the statute books or to enact more stringent laws against them. Under the influence of plutocratic interests, the Mc Kinley Administration is writing one of the darkest chapters in our history, and, in its lust for trade and empire, is losing us the hearts and confidence of liberty loving people throughout the world. A country with subject provinces governea by force is not a republic, and where plutocracy reigns, democracy becomes merely a name "The task of leading the Democratic hosts, the people's cause, and of teaching the gospel of the true Democracy should be given to that greatest exponent of Democratic principles slnco tho day of Jefferson William Jennings Bryan, of Nebraska." At the afternoon session, while the con vention awaited the report of the com mittee on credentials, ex-Governor Alt geld addressed the assemblage. His speech was a vigorous denunciation of the so- called imperialistic policy of the National Administration. The committee on resolutions has com pleted Its work, and the platform Is now in the hands of Mayor Harrison, chalr-JBHaPXOhUc5l?Ji!4-Jt-Rfflr3ns in its entirety tne uiucago pmuorm oi .ukoj strongly condemns trusts; upholds the Monroe Doctrine: denounces the "coward ly acts" of President McKlnley in dealing with tho Philippines; denounces the Porto PJcan tariff bill; expresses sympathy with the Boers In their struggle for liberty; Indorses the administration of Mayor Harrison, of Chicago, and his attitude on tho street-car question, and instructs the delegates to the National convention to vote for Bryan for President. The platform makes no allusion to 16 to 1. This subject wa3 debated at length, m the sub-committee of seven, which, by a vote of 5 to 2, decided to reaffirm the Chicago platform. JEFF DAVIS FOR GOVERNOR. Nominated by tlie Democrats of Ar- 1 kansax. LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 26. The Democratic State Convention nominated Jeff Davis, of Pope County, for Governor. Davis was nominated by acclamation on motion of Judge E. E. Bryant, of Fort Smith, who early In the campaign was a candidate against Davis, withdrawing when the early primaries went for Davis. Delegate Parker, of Ouachita County, of fered a resolution instructing for David B. Hill, of New York, for Vice-President. A demonstration followed, and there were loud cries of "Yes" and "No," the Hill contingent seeming to be in tho majority. Under the rules, the resolution was re ferred without debate to the committee 1 on resolutions. 'The Hill followers claim the reception accorded the resolution by the convention today Insures its adoption tomorrow. Congressman McRae, chairman of the committee on platform and resolutions, will submit the report tomorrow. It will favor reaffirmation of the Chicago plat form, oppose Imperialism and contain a. vigorous anti-trust plank. Senators J. K. Jones and J. H. Berry will probably be elected delegates-at-large. and Jeff Davis, nominee for Governor, will likely be elect ed. Judge B. E. Bryant, of Fort Smith, may be the fourth delegate-at-large. THE FIRST ARRIVALS. Delegates to tke National Conven tion Appear In Kansas City. KANSAS CITY. June 26. The first arri- i vals for the Democratic National Conven tion came In today. They were John Fitzgerald, a delegate from Kings County, New York, and Jacob Rupper, Jr., of New York City, an alternate-at-large. Both are quoted as gaying they do not favor the free-silver plank in the Democratic platform. "There are so many Issues more Im portant." said Mr. Ruppert, "that I think free sliver need not be mentioned at all. The party in the East will not stand for free silver." Sterling; Price, of Paris, Tex., arrived here today from the South and began arrangements for opening headquarters for Congressman Sulzer, of New York, who Is expected Priday. Incidentally Mr. Price started a boom for the New Yorker for Vice-President. Although the Democratic National Com mittee will not meet here until Monday next, to select Its temporary officers, con siderable gossip Is being indulged In as to the selection of temporary chairman. The Star this evening says that it lies apparently between D. A. Rose. Mayor of Milwaukee, and Governor Thomas 6f Col- t-orado, with the 'chances in favor of Mr. Rose. Progress of the Hill Boom. KNOXVILLE, Tenn., June 26. Of 16 of Tennessee's 24 delegates to the Kansas City convention, polled by the Sentinel, n ce expresses themselves unqualifiedly for Hill; two more are for Hill with reser vations; four are for "a man who can carry New York," and one for a man "on whom New York and Indiana unite"; one Is for "the strongest man In full accord with the platform." No delegate ex pressed himself specifically In favor of any other candidate than Hill. Several dele gates who are known to be for Hill could not be reached. DES MOINES, la., June 26. Chairman George A, Huffman, of the Iowa Demo cratic State Committee, today admitted that overtures had been made by those most directly interested in the Hill boom for the Vice-Presidential nomination and that the Iowa delegation would in all probability favor Hill as against Towne. BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 26. The Ala bama delegation will leave for the Kansas City convention Sunday. The majority of the delegates are apparently strong for David B. Hill for Vice-President. A PLEA FOB, TOWNE. Populist Vice-chairman Trying; to Offset the Hill Sentiment. LINCOLN. Neb., June 26. Vice-Chairman Edmlston. of the Populist National Committee, tonight gave out the text of a letter he Is sending to delegates to the Democratic National Convention. Mr. Edmlston strongly urges the nomination of Charles A. Towne for Vice-President at Kansas City, and declares his selection essential to complete harmony among the three parties. Mr. Edmlston says Mr. Towne would be stronger in New York than Governor Roosevelt. Ho concludes: "The question now is: What is for thq best? It It were true we had but one party organization, then all ' would be settled. If It were true that the Demo cratic party could win alone, then it would be useless to consider any other proposition than for that party to make a straight nomination. In the Central West there can be no doubt but that Mr. Towne will be very strong as a candidate, and will assist in bringing much strength to the ticket." . MURPHY AND TAMMANY. Crolcer and the Senator Arranging: a Plan. NEW YORK, June 26. Richard Croket will spend a couple of days at Senator Murphy's home at Long Branch before his trip to Kansas City. The Tam many leader's physician has advised him to bathe his Injured leg in salt water, but he placed no injunction upon his pa tient to abstain from talking politics while the bathing is in progress, and politics will dobtless play an Important part in the Long Branch visit. By tho time the Western trip begins Mr. Croker hopes to have a plan under way for a coalition of the Tammany and Murphy forces, so that when Kansas City is reached a definite campaign may be an nounced. Mr. Croker would not say last night what 'action he and Senator Murphy had agreed upon, but one of his friends ad mitted that he was out for 16 to 1. The two leaders will start from this city Fri day. With them will go Mr. Croker's physician. Dr. Crosby and his friend, Andrew Freedman. No other New Yorlr Democrat will be of the party. Congress man Sulzer will go JVest on Wednesday. Mr. Croker will go down to Tammany Hall this afternoon and have a talk with the district leaders. This talk. It is said, will be for the purpose of arranging final details of the Kansas City trip and will have no political significance. There are five Vice-Presidential booms, and Tammany men generally are won dering which will receive the most favo from Mr. Croker. The most prominent is that of Congressman Sulzer, who has received assurances of support from dele gations from several other states. El liott Danforfh and Dr. John Glrdner are said to be ready to try for the second place. Congressman George B. McClel lan Is another man with a boom and B. F. Coogan is another. So far Mr. Croker has refused to Indorse any oi these booms. Senator Murphy has within the last two or three days developedsome trength as a Vlce-Presldentlal possibility. QUIGG ONCE MORE. Hla Reply to General Grosvenor'a ' Statement. NEW YORK, June 26. After reading General Grosvenors statement last night, Mr. Quigg said: "The document to which Mr. Grosvenor refers was never approved by the sub committee, and was never accepted as a platform, it was a sort of abstract of a much longer document which had been prepared at Washington. Neither the longer document nor the shorter one was at any time adopted by the committee In whole or In part. The points made in both of them were severally considered by the committee, and conclusions were reached in every case unanimously as to what the subcommittee wanted to say. "I was then requested to put together the 'conclusions which the subcommittee had reached. Those conclusions were the platform and there never was any other. "As to the two planks against which Mr. Grosvenor has directed his critlci&ro, I had no more to do with them than to put into words the decision of the com mittee." Congressional Nominations. READING. Pa., June 26. Hon. Henry D. Green was today unanimously renom inated for Congress by the Democratic convention In the ninth district. Tho platform Indorsed Bryan. NORFOLK, Neb., June 26. Judge John S. Robinson was renominated for Con gress today by the Democrats and Popu lists for the third Nebraska district. HOWELL, Mich., June 26. Congress man Samuel W. Smith was renominated for Congress today by the Republicans of the sixth Michigan district. Illinois Prohibitionists. CHICA. O., June 26. The Prohibition state convention met here today and nominated a full state ticket, with Judge V. V. Barnes for Governor. Two elec-tors-at-large and delegates-at-large to the National convention, which meets in this city tomorrow, were also named. The platform as adopted touches upon but two Issues, prohibition and woman suffrage. The woman suffrage plank was adopted after a long and at times acri monious debate. Ratification Meeting in Nevr York. NEW YORK, Jnne 26. Before a crowd that packed Carnegie Music Hall, Senator Depew and Senator Foraker made ad dresses at a mass meeting tonight called for the purpose of ratifying the candi dates recently selected by the National Republican Convention at Philadelphia. PromInent politicians from all over the country were present. Dr. Seth Low pre sided. The Anti-Imperialist Conference. NEW YORK, June. 26. Members of the executive committee of the Anti-Imperialist League held an Informal conference at the office of E. M. Shepard today. Mr. Shepard said there was a general discus sion of the subject, and it was all but decided to hold a. general conference about August 1, probably at Indianapolis. Watson at Snex. SUEZ, June 26. The United States cruiser Baltimore, with Rear-Admiral Watson on board, en route for home, has arrived here. NEW GOLD BEACH On Alaska Coast 55 Miles Be low Cape Nome. GOLD IS AMONG GRASS ROOTS Nearly Half a Million TaJcen Out i m. Few Weelca A Tkemsand Mem Already Tkere. NOME, Alaska, June 8. More definite and complete returns have lately been re ceived concerning the beach strike at Topkuk, 53 miles below Nome. There seems no reason to doubt that this Is one of the greatest strikes ever made la this vicinity, as important as the strike at Nome Itself. Though th6 discovery at Topkuk Is of comparatively recent date, many .have struck It rich already, and several indi vidual fortunes, running as high as $25,000, have been taken out. Parties of two" or three working with ordinary rockers.' it is said, are taking out $1000 "a day. One little plot of ground, just about biff enough for a good-sized grave, yielded $15,000 worth of tho precious metal. It lay Just at the edge of the tundra, and the gold was actually among the grass roots. It is reliably estimated that ona stretch of beach 600 feet long Ty an aver age of 90 feet in width has yielded $475,000 within tho past few weeks. Another strike, though of a less sensa tional nature, has been reported at a point on the beach 20 miles south: of Nome. At this last-named place and scattered along the beach between Nome and Topkuk over 1000 men are now at work. There is little doing at present in this Immediate vicinity, and some of the new comers, who expected to pick up nugget like shells on the seashore, are somewhat disappointed. Work 13 proceeding stead ily on most of the claims, but there is no excitement just now except over tha news of the new strikes. TALE OF A CASTAWAY. Sole Snrvlvor of Six Cast on St Lawrence Island. NOME, Alaska, June 8. After four months of fearful suffering, during which he helplessly watched the death of ono after another of his companions, James Murphy, of New York, a castaway sailor, was rescued from starvation by natives on St. Lawrence Island. He was picked up from the island. June 1 by the bark Alaska. Murphy is the sole survivor of a party of six which sailed for Nome No vember 3, 1S99. on board the schooner E. A. Creet, of San Francisco. The oth ers of the party, all of whom perished from cold or starvation on St. Lawrence Island, were: P. Lair, of Snohomish, owner of the vessel; J. H. Johnson, of San Francisco, master; Charles Elliott, of Denver, Colo., mate; R. A. Nlchol, of Plymouth, Mass., cook; J. Smith, of Seattle, sailor. The little vessel was destined for Capo Nome, but after an unusually rough voy age she was driven ashore n St. Law rence Island. She landed high and dry, and the men made an easy landing, get ting most of their provisions and baggage ashore. But the schooner had been scan tily provisioned, and the supply was soon exhausted. The weather was severely cold, and the men could find but little shelter. The Island was known to be in habited by natives, and. a Catholic mis sion was supposed to be somewhere in the neighborhood, but Captain Johnson, who started in January to And It, was frozen to death on the way. In the weeks following. Lair, Nichol and Smith suc cumbed to hunger and cold. Murphy and Elliott were discovered by a party of natives March 20, 1S00, after haing passed nearly four months on tho island. The next day, March 21, the two survivors set out for the mission, under tho guidance of the natives. Elliott was on the verge of collapse when the start was made, and the party had not gone far on the way when he died in a litter la which the Indians were carrying him. The mission proved to be 70 miles distant from the point at which the schooner was cast away. On arriving there, Murphy was well cared for, and soon recovered strength, although he may never entire ly .get over the effects of his physical and mental suffering. Scattered about the camp of the ship wrecked party on the bleak shore of St. Lawrence Island He five unburied corpses. Captain Frank Tuttle. of the revenue cut ter Bear, has interested himself in Mur phy's tragic tale, and, it is said, will go to the island and give decent burial to the bodies of the five victims. Murphy will go with the revenue cutter to locate the bodies, after which he expects to re turn to New York. ?200,0OO Out From Klondike. SEATTLE, June 26. The steamer Cot tage City arrived here today from Skag way with $200,000 in dust and drafts and a number of passengers from Dawson The latter left Dawson June 6 and con firm the reports of the finding of young Relfe's body near Mlnto. Among the interior passengers are George Avery and John Anderson, who are said to hava $50,000 each with them. News of two sudden deaths In the in terior is brought down by the steamer. Robert Hall, of Victoria, of the Klon dike corporation, dropped dead at Whitp Horse. Dominlck Stofollno. of Pennsyl vania, a grade foreman, was killed at White Horse by a falling rock. Committed Suicide on Board Skip. SEATTLE, June 26. C. H. Bryan, of San Francisco, committed suicide on tha steamer Ohio, while en route to Dutch Harbor, because of despondency. DEMAND ON THE PORTE. Uncle Sam Steadily Pressing Hla Claim. 4 WASHINGTON, June 26. As to the re port from Constantinople that the United States charge, Mr. Griscom, has present ed another demand for the settlement of the claims, It can be stated on high au thority that this Government is steadily pressing for a definite and final settle ment and is losing no opportunity to re mind the Turkish authorities of the un satisfactory and Indefinite nature of tho present situation. But beyond this per sistent pressure there has been no Im perative action taken, nor has It been definitely determined what course will bo adopted if the temporizing of the Turkish diplomacy Is carried to the point of prac tical failure to meet the American de mands. The Georgia Train "Wreck. MDONOUGH, Ga., June 26. One more body, that of William Lawrence, section foreman, was recovered today from tho wreck of the Southern train. Elder Hen son, the Mormon churchman supposed to have been killed, telegraphed today that he was not on the train.