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TTTT3 MOKNINa tfREGOTSIAN, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBEB 6, 1900.
Government Must Aid Natives
T0 SICK TO GET THEIR FOOD
Beport of Captain Tmttle, ef tbe Rev-
exce Cutter 3eRr,JfVbo Exsm-
IstedL the Ceadltiomj:.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5. Captain Tut
tle, of the revenue service, in charce
of the cutter Bear, reports to the Treas
ury Department from Nome August 2 on
the operations of his vessel since July 6.
The report relates principally to the con
dition of the natives along the Alaskan
Coast and the adjacent islands. At Bin
rock the surgeon of the vessel, "who was
sent ashore, reported that measles were
epidemic, and that pneumonia was preva
lent and fataL At Teller Station, -where
the Government has a reindeer station,
much' sickness and many deaths among
the natives was reported. At'Cape York
the same fatal sickness was -found among
the natives. Going on to Cape Prince of
Wales, practically the same desperate
condition was iound to exist as at other
places. From that point the Bear pro
ceeded to East Cape Village, Siberia, and
thence to St. Lawrence Bay and Port
Clarence. Everywhere the vessel touched
officers were sent ashore to investigate
the condition, and reported that the na
tives never had been in worse condition.
At Teller Station affairs were desperate.
Fully one-half of the natives around the
station have died. In some cases whole
families have disappeared, and in others
the parents have died, leaving helpless
children. The salmon are running, but
there are not sufficient number of well
people to catch them and thus provide
food for the present and the coming Win
ter. The ravages of the disease have
been so great that a panic has seized
the natives, and the dead are left un
burled in their houses.
In their distress the natives in the vi
cinity of Teller are collecting there for
food and medical attention. Rev. T. T.
Bevig, although not a physician, has set
up a few tents and is running a tempo
rary hospital, having 12 sick and 12
orphan children under his care, furnish
ing them with food as best he can. He
Is said to be in great need of pilot bread,
flour and clothing for the natives in ex
treme distress. There is said to he no
record during the last 50 years of the de
gree of destitution that now prevails upon
the whole Behrlng Sea Coast.
Captain Tuttle concludes his report as
"At a conference with Governor Brady,
of Alaska, and J. E. Evans, special agent
ef the Treasury, Dr. Sheldon Jackson and
myself in reference to the deplorable
condition of the natives north of Unalas
ka. It was declared that relief must be
afforded them, or they would perish from
cold and starvation during the coming
Winter. I offered to fill the Bear with
whatever could be procured to distribute
north of Cape Prince of Wales. Special
Agent Evans at once ordered a load,
which was put on board. I steamed to
Dnalaska to get some stores to be put
Captain Tuttle says he is going to make
another trip north to distribute the few
things that were received and to attend
to the Government business. He reports
that the natives are thoroughly demoral
ized through their condition and fright
and superstition. This is the first time
they have not secured their Winter sup
ply of food. Captain Tuttle says he be
lieves that if it were not for the little
relief he is taking to them on his pres
ent trip, there would not be 10 per cent
of them alive next June.
CONTRACT FOB, THE TENDER.
Awarded to Seattle Bidder Aid far
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5. A contract
has finally been made with Moran Bros,
for constructing a new lighthouse tender
for the 13th district, in accordance with
modified plans. According to the terms
of the contract, which has not yet been
approved, the vessel will be constructed
for $118,000, the time, allowance being 12
months from the date of the approval of
the contract. It Is expected that when
a further appropriation can be secured
those features of the vessel which have
been eliminated will be supplied under
a new contract.
Just as the Treasury officials had been
relieved of the responsibility of caring
for thousands of destitute miners at Cape
Nome, it was advised of a very serious
and disastrous condition at Port Clar
ence, Teller, and a long section of
the Alaskan coast, reported by Captain
Tuttle, of the revenue cutter Bear, and it
has been suggested that Instead of send
ing relief to the starving people of India,
the people of this country t-in better of
fer relief to the natives of Alaska, who
are dying off in such great numbers that
tbey cannot even bury their dead. So
serious is the condition that a plan of re
lief has not yet been outlined, but it is
expected that the marine hospital service
will offer what material aid it can to
check the ravages of influenza and kin
A report was also received from Dr.
Sheldon Jackson, of the Teller reindeer
station, in which he reports a very serious
condition there, where there is a great
scarcity of food and clothing. He says
"something must be done Immediately.
Frank L. Curtis, of Vancouver, Wash.,
has been appointed shoe and harness
maker at the Fort Hall Indian school,
Jdaho, at a salary of $G00.
CONSPIBACT IS ALLEGED.
Nome fining; Controversy Involves
a Former Portland Attorney.
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept 5. In five
cases Involving the title to and posses
sion of the most valuable mining claims
in Nome, United States Circuit Judge W.
W. .Morrow has reversed the receiver,
Alexander McKenzle, appointed by Judge
Noyes; has granted an appeal from the
order appointing the receiver, and has
directed that until the matters at Issue
are decided there shall be no Interference
on the part of the court in Alaska, or
Its appointees. The attorneys repre
senting the men who applied to Judge
Morrow for these orders, make charges
to the effect that a big political conspir
acy has been formed, with JIcKenzle as
the center, to gain control of valuable
mining property at Nome. The action
before Judge Morrow was brought on an
appeal from the appointment of Hume as
Deputy United States District Attorney,
and McKenzie as receiver.
HARD LUCK AT NOME.
Klondike Passengrers, However,
Bring: Enonragrins Reports.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 5. The steamer
Umatilla has arrived from the north,
bringing about ?l,500,000 in treasure from
the Klondike and Douglas Island, and a
few nuggets from Nome. One of the pas
sengers from Dawson was L. Paltnau,
who went to the Klondike three years
ago a penniless prospector. He was
staked by three friends when he left
here, they furnishing his outfit he to
divide in certain proportions all he made.
He has sent out from the Klondike SILOO)
to each of his partners, and Is reported
to have brought home with him $60,000.
The passengers from Nome all tell stories
of hard luck.
Men Were Not Drowned.
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept Z. Mayor
Quarre, of Eagle City, Alaska, completely
refutes the .story of the drowning of five
prominent Dawson men, which was re
cently brought to Seattle by the steamer
Humboldt from Skagway. The story was
to the effect that the launch Aqullia
struck u rock on Healy Bar in Yukon,
and that all on board perished. They
were Sidney B, HIbbard, Maurice M.
Marsden, both from London; Captain
Jack Lawrence, Amlel .Crafton vand F.
Seeley. In telling of the accident" Mayor
Quarre, who has arrived here, said:
"The men were all safe when I left
them some days after this "occurrence.
I cared for them after the accident
They were thrown into the water, but
all were rescued."
The Lawton Going: to Alaska.
WASHINGTON, Sept 5. The transport
Lawton, which is to bring back destitute
Americans from Cape Nome, will sail
from San Francisco about the 11th Inst,
taking on supplies at Seattle and then go
ing direct to St Michael. It Is probablo
that she will carry about 400 ton3 of
freight lot the troops in Alaska.
OUTLOOK Hf ' CHINA.
Nothing: Can Be Done Until a. Foreign
Government Is Established.
NEW YORK, Sept 5. George Jamleson,
ex-Consul-General of Her Britannic Maj
esty at Shanghai, is in New York, on his
way to China, by way of Vancouver. Mr.
Jamieson Is one of the best-known au
thorities on Chinese affairs, and has made
a study of the finances of tbe empire.
which haB supplied the materials for most
that has been recently written on that
subject He returns to China as the rep
resentative of the Pekin Syndicate, which
has received important mining and rail
road concessions in the Province of Shan,
Si, and he has consequently an immediate
interest in ie settlement of the present
troubles and In the political and material
future of the -empire.
Mr. Jamleson Is also one of the found
ers and an honorary secretary of the
China League, an organization recently
formed in London for the purpose of sup
plementing the work of China as soon as
possible by educating the public mind of
the United Kingdom in regard to the
magnitude of the commercial and other
Interests dependent upon the "open door"
in China. Following the work of the
league, Mr. Jamleson said:
"Its purposes are similar to those of
your American Asiatic Association, with
which I hope It may establish close and
friendly relations. Like those here who
know anything about this subject, we are
impressed with the importance of China
as an open market for our manufacturers
and with the Immense possibilities which
that country presents as a legitimate field
for these enterprises. We think we have
some reason to take exception to the lack
of a definite line of policy on the .part of
our Government in its dealings with Chi
na, but we- recognize the fact -that the
absence of a -strong" popular sentiment on
the subject may be held to excuse much
of the hesitancy which has been apparent
In English diplomatic action,
"Mr. Hay very properly Insisted In his
communications to foreign governments a
year ago that a reform of the adminis
trative system -of China was absolutely
bound up with the preservation of the in
tegrity of the emr-lre. But there can be
no such reform under the rule of the Em
press Dowager and ,her corrupt ring of
advisers. If the Russian proposal means
anything it means a return to the status
quo ante, to the state of things under
which the Boxer movement was promul
gated and encouraged, and the life of
every foreigner in China was placed" in
jeopardy. There are a greats many things
yet to be explained In regard to recent
events In China, but this much Is certain,
that had the Empress Dowager and her
satellites been allowed their own way, the
whole country would have been In a flame
of anti-foreign, Insurrection today, and the
fiction that the powers are not at .war
with China would have had to be aban
doned. "It is true that we must have some kind
of responsible government with which to
make terms for the settlement of the fu
ture of" China and of the status of our
foreign interests there. There is no such
government in China at the present mo
ment because the Emperor, if he be still
alive, is under duress and the Empress
Dowager can answer for nothing except
the perpetuation" of the blind and igno
rant hatred of the foreigner which she
and her advisers cherish in common. It
may be to the interest of Russia and LI
Hung Chang to make easy the restoration
of the authority of the Empress Dowager,
butj it Is certainly not to the Interest of
any power that wants to see China pre
served from dismemberment and launched
on a career of peace, progress and pros
THE LETTER CARRIERS.
Business Transacted at Yesterday's
Meeting of the Convention.
DETROIT, Mich., Sept 5. The much
discussed letter-carriers' pension bill was
presented today to the Carriers' National
convention. After considerable debate It
was ordered printed, and will be taken up
later. The bill provides for a relief fund
to be deposited with the Postmaster-General
for the relief of disabled and infirm
letter-carriers to be raised by deducting
certain percentages from salaries of all
The director of the association's insur
ance branch reported 112 death claims,
aggregating 5278.57S paid since that feature
was organized nine years ago, and no
On a question of inviting Samuel Gom
pers, president of the American Federa
tion of Labor, to address the convention,
there was a sharp division. Three votes
were taken amid muqh confusion. The
result was announced as yeas, 248; nays,
103, many not voting. Mr. Gompers spoke
effectively, addressing the delegates as
"fellow union men." He urged that the
association would be a great gainer if it
would affiliate with the American Federa
tion of Labor.
A resolution Indorsing the pending bill
providing uniform $1200 salaries for car
riers was adopted.
There was a long debate upon a resolu
tion for the appointment of a committee
to negotiate with the Railway Mail
Clerks.' and Postoffice Clerks' Associations
with the object of joint action in the in
terest of legislation favorable to postal
employes. Many of the delegates op
posed any sort of amalgamation, but the
resolution was finally adopted after the
president and secretary bad been added
to the committee.
Fever Situation in Havana.
HAVANA. Sept 5. The yellow fever sit
uation Is improving, a decrease in the
number of deaths .from 89 to 75 being re
ported since September 1.
Major-General Carl Schurs. Lyman J. Gasre.
FROM SCHURZ AND GAGE
TWO OPEN LETTERS ON THE EF
FECT OF BRYANISM.
Election of Democratic Candidate,
Says the Latter, Would Menace
Commercial Interests of Country.
BOLTON LANDING, N. Y., Sept &
Hon. Carl Schurz has written the .follow
ing open letter to Secretary of the Treas
"Dear Sir: The newspapers of August
26 published an interview with you fn
which you were Quoted as sayinsr that
there is no doubt Mr. Bryan (if elected
President) could order his Secretary of
the Treasury to make payment in silver
of all the public debt payable in coin, and
for all current disbursements of the Gov
ernment as well, which amount 'to $1,
500,000 to $1,750,000 per day; and that be
would give such an order, too, is very cer
tain, if he is in the same mind that, he
was in 1896.' You went on to say that
although Mr. Bryan 'would have great
difficulty in doing that at once,' owing
to the small silver resources of the Gov
ernment yet he might accomplish it in
time, as the mere announcement of such
a purpose 'would stop the inflow of gold,
or at least very largely diminish payments
in gold and correspondingly increase pay
ments into the Treasury of silver and sil
ver certificates'; that this would practi
cally put the Government on' a sliver
basis, ruin Its credit and bring incalcula
ble disaster upon the business interests of
"Having for a great many years taken
a deep and somewhat active Interest in
the establishment of a sound monetary
system in the United States, I may with
out impropriety publicly address to you
a few remarks in replyto your public
statement. I emphatically deny, Mr. Sec
retary, that the danger set forth by you
in your Interviews really exls'ts, and that
any President "will be able to do what
you say might be done, unless the Re
publican .party In control of the Govern
ment in both its legislative and executive
branches prove itself utterly dishonest in
its processed purpose to maintain the
"This denial is not based upon the rea
soning of those of your critics who seek
to show by figures that a President de
siring ever so much to put the country
upon a silver basis would lack the means
for doing so. On the contrary, for ar
gument's sake, I will accept all you say
on that point. But you omit to, men
tion a fact of decisive Importance?
"If the Executive, as you say, pro
fesses the discretion of 'paying silver in
settlement of all Interest on the public
debt not specifically payable In gold, and
of making ls dally disbursements to its
creditors in silver, It Is owing to a flaw
In the currency law passed at. the last
session of Congress a- law which, as the
spokesman of the Republican party prom
ised, was to put the gold standard upon
an Impregnable basis. It was suggested
at- the time by some of its critics that
this law was purposely sq manipulated
by Republican politicians in the Senate
as to leave the possibility of the subver
sion of the gold standard by Executive
action open In order to enable the Re
publicans In the present Presidential cam
paign to say that the election of a Re
publican President was absolutely neces
sary to save 'the gold standard and to
prevent dreadful economic disaster.
Whether any such scheme entered Into
that legislation I do not assume to de
termine. Certain It is, however, that this
feature of the law Is now so used, and
that you, Mr. Secretary, actually do so
use,it for the evident purpose of alarm
ing the business community and the pos
sessing classes generally.
"I hardly need to say to you that the
spreading of false alarms of this kind
Is a very unquestionable and responsible
thing for anybody, and especially for a
Secretary of the Treasury. And I call
your prediction of the possibilities speci
fied by you and ol! the disasters sure to
follow a false alarm for a very simple
reason. Whoever may be elected Presi
dent on November 6, there will be an
other session of Congress before he will
take office on March 4, 1901. The Repub
licans will have strong majorities In both
houses of that Congress. The executive,
too, will be In their hands. They will,
therefore, be able to make such laws as
they please. They will thus have full
power and ample opportunity before the
Inauguration of the next President to pass
any legislation required to make It ut
terly impossible to any President to break
down the gold standard In the way you,
Mr. Secretary, describe In your Interview.
A simple enactment In two or three lines
substantially providing that it shall be
the duty of the Secretary of the Treas
ury to pay in gold or silver, at the op
tion of the creditor, all kinds of Indebted
ness of the United States now payable In
coin, may be sufficient And If there
should be another flaw In the nresent
law dangerous to the gold standard In
any other way, you, Mr. Secretary, able
financier as you are, will surely detect
It and find a legislative remedy and have
it ready in the shape of a well-matured
bill to be submitted to Congress at the
opening of the session. In short, the Re
publicans, controlling both the legislative
and the executive "branches of the Gov
ernment, will, next Winter, have ample
power and opportunity to do what they
ought to have done at the last session
to put the currency law in such a shape
that the gold standard cannpt possibly
be shaken by Executive action, no mat
ter who may occupy the Presidential
chair and thus remove, to that extent
at least, the basis of our monetary sys
tem from the changeful game of party
"Do you see any reason for doubting
that Congress at its next session will do
this? It Is quite evident that, If there is
any substance at all In your predictions
of disaster,, the Republicans In Congress
cannot refuse to do it without proving
that the professed solicitude of the Re
publican party for tho maintenance 'of the
gold standard is arrant hypocrisy. But
if there be any wavering. I am con
vinced public opinion will, in case of ne
cessity, compel them to take the neces
"You will thus have to admit, Mr. Sec
retary, that when you sounded your note
of alarm, you had overlooked the most
Important fact that you and your party
friends, that 1b, the Republican majority
in Congress, led by the Administration
of which you form so Influential a part,
will be able easily and promptly to rem
edy the defects of the law which you have
described as a source of terrible danger,
and therefore your note of alarm was, to
say the least, a mistaken one. It may
suggest Itself to you as a matter worthy
of grave consideration whether you
should not retract what you have said,
in fairness to the business community,
which should not be unnecessarily dis
quieted, especially not, by those In author-
lty. i am sure many or your leiiow-cltlzens-are
anxious touknow what you
may, have to sayon. tnts aspect of the
ssltuation.': Very respectfully yours,
' . ,''C. SCHURZ,
'"Bolton Landing, Lake George, N. Y
SECRETARY GAGE'S REPLY.
Bryan's Election Woh1& Menace the
Country's. Commercial Interests.
WASHINGTON, Sept, 5,-Secretary
Gage"has made the following reply to an
open letter he has received from Hon.
Carl Schurz, of New York;
"Washington, Sept. 4. Dear Sir: I
have the honor to acknowledge the re-,
ceipt of t yours of the 8d Inst, In which
you utter some words of criticism upon
the' statements made by. me in. a news
paper interview published August 26, In
which I expressed the, .opinion that Mr.
Bryan, if olected, 'could, by the exercise
of considerable 'perverse ingenuity,' put
the. Government ona silver basis, ruin
Its credit' and bring incalculable disaster
upon the business interests of the coun
try. - ,
"You deny that the dangers set forth
by me in that interview really exist, and
that any President will bo able- to do
what I declare might be done, 'unless the
Republican party. In. control, of the Gov
ernment In both tho Legislative and Ex
ecutive branches, proves Itself utterly
dishonest In its professed purpose to
maintain the gold standard.' You say
your .denial is not based upon the rea
soning of those of your critics who seek
fa show by figurea that a President de
siring: ever so much toput, the country
on a silver basis, would lackflthe means
of doing so.' On the contrary, you ad
mit, "for argument's sake,' all I say on
that point It would not seem, therefore,
that there Is any particular difference be
tween us as to what Mr. Bryan, as Presi
dent, could do under the law or In spite
of the 'law as It Is now. It ought to have
"been apparent to you, as It no doubt was,
that I was speaking of a possible case
under circumstances as they now exist,
but you proceed to point out how, at the
next session of Congress, which will meet
In December, legislation could be had
which would completely forestall un
friendly action toward' the gold standard,
even If Mr. Bryan were elected and should
still cherish the firm, set purpose de
clared by him September 18, 1896, at Knox
vllle, Tenn., where he said: 'If there is
any one who believes 'that the gold stand
ard is a good thing, or that it must be
maintained, I warn him not to cast his
vote for me, because" I promise him it
will not be maintained in this country
longer than I am able to get rid of It'
"You rebuke me In polite terms for
sounding a false note of alarm, disquiet
ing the business community, and espe
cially when uttered by one who Is In au
thority. I am not at, all ''skilled in con
troversy, and have jfod no practice in
dialetics, but I will' indulge in a few
words in the way of rejoinder to your
criticism. ,' '
"In the first place,theh, no more seri
ous distress could overtake this country
in this I think you will "agree with me
than the breaking down, of the gold stand
ard and the adoption of that principle of
money for which Mr.Brjyan contends. In
18S6 you yourself $r'e,,nuqted as having
said: 4" : ,
" 'The mere apprehe'ns.loh of a possibil
ity of Mr. Bryan's; election and the con
sequent placing of ouf4 dountry upon a
silver basis has already released untold
millions of our securities to be thrown
upon the market Scores of business or
ders are already retailed, a large number
of manufacturing establishments have al
ready stopped or restricted their opera
tions, enterprise Is ' alf'ea.dy discouraged
and nearly paralyzed,'" . .' and If these
are the effect of a hete apprehension of
a possibility, what would-be the effect
of the event Itself? Therefls scarcely an
Imaginable limit tp thades,tructlon cer
tain to be wrought by "the business dis
turbance that Mr. Brian's election would
cause.' f , y
- "I am unable to perceive" why the same
consequences In a minor degree, perhaps
would not ensue no-j.vr'hl'ch you so free
ly foreshadowed then.TNow, when con
soquences sd great as these are Involved,
the forces operating to inaugurate them
should be resisted at every,' point Even
the possibility of danger should be avoid
ed. It Is a familiar fact, and one alto
gether too much lnjevldence, that Admin
istrative circles, filled with hatred and
contempt of a particular law. can by
perverse Ingenuity practically nullify its
operations. You point out In your letter
that" If the course Indicated by me In tho
Interview referred to should be contem
plated by Mr. Bryan, the Republican
Congress, which meets In December next,
could In advance restrain him by new
and more effective mandatory provisions,
The proposition that, In case of Mr. Bry
an's efectlon, the present Congress can
tie his hands so that he cannot give effect
to his expressed intention, appears to me
to be fallacious. It would require new
legislation by a party whose policy would
have been rejected by tho people through
their last expression at the polls. Fur
ther than this, tho next session will ex
pire 'by operation of law March 4. 1901.
The free-silver minority would be Justi
fied by their constituents In using all tho
resources of dilatory procedure to pre
vent such legislation, and against such
tactics affirmative legislation such as you
suggest would be probabjy Impossible.
Can any one doubt that Mr. Bryan would
urge action by his friends In Congress
to prevent the further strengthening of
the policy which he denounces as crim
inal? Your remarks upon this point seem
to Indicate that you rely upon the ex
ercise of the power already conferred
upon the Republican party to prevent the
country from experiencing disasters
which Mr. Bryan will, if he can, bring
upon us. May U not suggest that the way
to secure safety Is not to take power
from those upon whom you rely for pro
tection and confer It upon those whose
action you may have good cause" to re
gret "Since you have raised the question of
further legislation, let 'us look a little
farther. If Mr. Bryan Is elected President,-
It is- of all things most probable
that the next House will have a Demo
cratic majority. Even admitting that
Congress, dating from March 4, 1901, will
not bo able to effect any changes In our
present financial -legislation, what we
fairly expect will be the effect of tho
continued agitation of the question upon
business and industry set in motion by
a President bent on the restoration of free
silver at the ratio of 16 to 1 and elected
upon that platform?
"You end your letter by suggesting that
I retract what I have said, in fairness to
the business community, which should
not be unnecessarily disquieted, especial
ly by those In authority. Thinking as I
do that the election of .Mr. Bryan would
be a real menace to the commercial and
industrial Interests of' our people, be
cause of the purpose he cherishes and
the power he would possess, I do not feel
at liberty to act upon' your suggestion.
I feel It myiduty to at least wait until
Mr. Bryan himself has retracted his
statement of 1S96 that 'it (the gold stand
ard) will -not be maintained longer than
I am able to get rid of It' Very 'truly
yours, " LYMAN "J." GAGE.
"Hon. Carl Schurz, Bolton Landing,
Lake George, N. Y."
Few Soldiers 'Left.
i ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept 5. With the
departure of the second battalion 'of the
Eighth Infantry, which leaves tomorrow
morning for the Philippine Islands, the
Department of the Dakotas will be gar
risoned by only.seven'jcompanles, with a
total, Including department headquarters
staff, of less than 1000 men. Two com
panies of infantry remain at Fort Snell
lng, Minn.; one at Fort Yates, N. D
and one troop of cavalry each at Fort
Meade, S. D., Fort 'Keogh,' Mont, and
Fort Yellowstone, Wyo, This is the
smallest contingent of e troops In this de
partment for many years. The detach
ment of the Eighth leaving tomorrow con
sists of 17 officers and 556 men, in com
mand of Major Stretch. '
OAK BRANCH . CLEARED
CARRIES A BIG' LUMBER- CARGO TO
" " ' ' FORT ARTHUR.
Dispatched by the Pacific Export
' Lumber Company Arrivals and.
The British steamship Oak Branch
cleared yesterday for Port Arthur, via
San Francisco,, with. 1,483,416 feet of lum
ber, valued at 515,212. The steamer on
arrival at Portland had aboard nearly
500,000 feet of lumber which she loaded
at Tacoma, so that she has now a 2,000,-000-feet
cargo aboard. The vessel was
dispatched, by. the Pacific Export Lumber
Company, and goes from Portland to
San Francisco, where she will load 700
tons of hay. The war in the Orient has
temporarily held up the export lumber
trade, but there Is again a prospect for a
renewal of business. The coasting lum
ber trade Is also heavy, and now that the
Alaska trade is falling off, some of the
small steamers have been released thus
affording increased facilities for shipping
to San Francisco. The steamer Fulton
loaded a full cargo at Inman, Poulsen
& Co.'s mill on her last trip out from
this port, and Is reported to be returning
for another cargo.
The Qak Branch will leave down the
river this morning. The chief engineer
of this steamer made her famous a few
years ago by some remarkable repairs to
a broken propeller shaft In the South
Pacific. The steamer dropped her pro
peller, with the shaft broken off close
to the thrust bearing, while on a trip
through the South' Pacific There was a
spare propelleiraboard, and the cargo was
shifted until the stern of the steamer was
lifted high enough to enable the men to
fit this propeller to a new tall shaft,
which was put in place from Inside the
hull. The work consumed nearly a week,
and all of the time the steamer was
drifting closer to a cannibal island, the
inhabitants of which were eagerly watch
ing the prize, and smacking their lips
in anticipation of the coming feast
Sharks were numerous all around them,
and as the steamer rose and fell on the
swells, the maneaters would make vicious
dives and plunges at the men on the
staging, from which the propeller was
swung In place. '
The steamer had drifted dangerously
close to the. Island before the work, was
finally completed, so close, in fact, that
it was a matter of a few hours only
when she would have been In the break
ers. When the work was finally ended,
the engineer handled the big engines very
gingerly, for the first few miles, until
he had worked the ship out of reach of
the cannibals. The repairs held good,
however, and the steamer reached her
destination In good order. The engineer
and his assistants were substantially re
warded by the underwriters for their re
markable work under such adverse cir
cumstances. THE TRANSPORT THYRA.
Large Force of Men Engaged on the
The work of preparing the big trans
port Thyra for the service of the Gov
ernment commenced yesterday morning
at the dock at the foot of East Oak and
Pine streets. There were several hun
dred men on the dock In the morning
when the first work begun, most of them
seeking employment on the transport. Mr.
Supple seems to be having no trouble In
securing all the men he needs to put the
ship In shape according tocontrnct He
said last evening that he would have
about -00 men at work before the end of
the week. Yesterday the greater part of
the day was spent In getting the timbers
down In the hold of the ship. Men were
at work from both the upper and lower
docks, transferring lumber onto the ship,
A force of men was also engaged in
getting the coal out of the way. The
Thyra Is a larger ship than the Lennox,
and the work of getting her ready for
transport service is more extensive than
In the case of the former. Since the
Thyra has been moored at this deck
hundreds have visited' her, attracted by
her huge size. Besides the carpenters
there were many spectators on the dock
yesterday, watching operations. The In
terior of the hull will be fitted with stalls
for shipment of horses, and also arranged
for carrying feed.
The New Joapch Kellogg Will Soon
Be Ready for Business.
The new steamer Joseph Kellogg has
been Jaunched at the Portland Ship
building Company's yard, and will soon
be ready for her trial trip. The new
craft Is 140 feet long, 26 feet beam, has
a 16-foot wheel, and will draw 22 Inches
of water when running light She Is 40
feet longer and much wider than the old
steamer whose name she bears. Captain
Joseph Kellogg, who Is S9 years old, and
who Is one of the best-known steamboat
captains on the Willamette, made the
model from which the craft was built,
and the veteran steamboatman has super
Intended the -Rork from the laying of the
keel to the present time. The trial trip
will take place In about two weeks.
Steamer Norma Rebuilt.
James Olsen. senior member of the
Portland Ship Building Company, who
went to Rlparla two months ago to re
model the steamer Norma, for Jacob
Kamm, returned this week to secure sev
eral experienced ship carpenters and
caulkers. He Intends to finish the boat
as soon as possible. Mr. Olsen says the
Norma has been made new from bottom
to top, and Is a fine craft In every way.
Having secured his carpenters, he start
ed back for Rlparla, where he will push
construction will all possible energy.
The barkentlne Portland Is taking on a
cargo of lumber at Falrhaven for San
The four-masted schooner William H.
Smith Is loading 800,000 feet of lumber at
Falrhaven for Callao, Peru.
Steamboat Inspectors Edwards and Ful
ler have returned from a trip to Idaho,
where they Inspected two small steamers.
The Norwegian steamship Tyr Is due
from Vladlvostock early next week. She
will load a cargo of flour and general
The wrecked steamer Frederick Billings
Is being dismantled. The company o'per
atlng her seems to be going through the
The' charter of the steamer Geo. W.
Elder has been cancelled and the steamer
will not be sent north at present. She
returned to the boneyard yesterday.
The steamer Whatcom, which has been
plying on the Whatcom-Seattle-Tacoma
route, has been sold to Dodwell & Co.
She will probably go on the Victoria route
and the Victorian will run between What
com, Falrhaven and the up-Sound ports.
Domestic and Foreign Ports.
ASTORIA," Sept. 5. Sailed Steamer
State of California, forSan Francisco.
Condition of the bar at 5 P. M., smooth;
weather hazy; wind northwest
San Francisco, Sept 5. Arrived Steam
er Fulton, from Portland; schoooner Her
mann, from Kodlak; schooner Windsor,
from Tacoma; steamer Bristol, from Che
malnus; schooner Western Home, from
Coos Bay; ship A. J. Fuller, from Seattle;
schooner W. F. Wldeman, from Gray's
Harbor; schooner Roy Somers, from
Gray's Harbor; schooner Gem, frm Gray's
Harbor; schooner Dauntless, from Gray's
Harbor; ship Glory of the Seas, from Na
nalmo. Sailed Steamer Columbia, for
Portland; steamer Washtenaw, for Taco
ma; schooner Chas. R. Wilson, for Gray's
Harbor; schoooner Commerce, for Nanal
mo. Port Townsend Arrived August 23 Chile
bark Latona, from Valperalsor -barkentlne
Newsboy, from Honolulu.
Tacoma, Sept 5. Sailed Ship Agenor,
Victoria Arrived Septembr German
oshlp SIrene, from Yokohama British
steamer Tees, from Alaska. Sailed Chil
ean barl$ Altcar, for New Whatcom.
Victoria Arrived September 4 British
ship Ivy, from. Honolulu.
Yokohama Arrived September 3 British
steamer Empress of Japan, from Van
couver. Hlogo In port July 31 British ship Pal
grave, for Puget Sound.
Cape Town In port August 8 British
ship County of Merioneth, from Oregon.
New York, Sept 5. Sailed Oceanic, for
Liverpool; St. Paul, for Southampton;
Southwark. for Antwerp.
Movllle, Sept 5. Arrived Ethopla, from
New York for Glasgow.
Southampton, Sept. o. Arrived New
York, from New York.
Queensown. Sept. 5. Arrived Penn
land, from Philadelphia for Liverpool.
Glasgow Arrived September 4 Steamers
Ethiopia, from New York, via Movllle;
Sardinian, from New York.
Boulogne, Sept. 5. Arrived Spaarndam,
from New York for Rotterdam and pro
ceeded. Hong Kong. Sept 5. Arrived previously
Steamer Coptic, from San Francisco via
Honolulu and Yokohama.
Lizard, Sept. 5. Passed Kaiser Freder
ick, from New York for Cherbourg,
Southampton and Hamburg.
New York, Sept 5. Arrived Lahn,
from Bremen. Southampton and Cher,
THE NATIONAL LEAGUE.
Cincinnati Lose the Final Game With
NEW YORK, Sept 5. The Cincinnati's
lost the final game with tho New Yorks
this afternoon. The game was too one
sided to be Interesting. Attendance,
R H El R H E
Cincinnati ... 3 10 2New York ....11 13 1
Batteries Newton and Peltz; Carry and
St. Louis Beat Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 5. St Louis de
feated Philadelphia by superior all-round
work. Most of their hits counted, while
Young was effective when the locals
needed hits. Wallace's work at short
was brilliant Attendance, 2036. The
T TT "Tt X TT T7
St Louis 7 10 0PhlladeIphIa . 1 10 4
Batteries Young and Robinson; Dunn
Pittsburg Beat Boston.
BOSTON, Sept. 5. Pittsburg won today,
making It five straight. Boston out
batted the visitors, but lost on errors.
Attendance, 800. Score:
Boston 2 7 3Plttsburg 5 4 1
Batteries PIttlnger and Clarke; Philip
pi and O'Connor.
Brooklyn and Chicago Broke Even.
BROOKLYN, Sept. 5. Brooklyn and
Chicago played off two postponed game3
today and broke even. Attendance, 24CO.
R H El RHE
h!cago 4 13 4jBrooklyn ., 3 11 3
Batteries Taylor and Chance; McGln
nlty and Farrell.
Chicago 12-15 OJBrooklyn Ill 6
Batteries Menefee and Donahue; How
ell and McGulre.
National League Standing.
Won. Lost Per ct
Brooklyn 65 41 .613
Pittsburg 61 47 .565
Philadelphia 55 53 .509
Chicago 54 56 .431
Boston 52 56 .4SI
Cincinnati 50 59 .459
St Louis t. 49 57 .459
New York 45 tO .424
The American League.
At Detroit Detroit 2, Kansas City 0.
Second game Detroit 7, Kansas City 3.
At Buffalo Buffalo 2, Milwaukee 1.
At Indianapolis Indianapolis 1, Chicago
4. Second game Indianapolis 0, Chicago
At Cleveland First game Cleveland 2.
Minneapolis 6. Second game Cleveland
7, Minneapolis 8. -
Annulled by the Government of
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Aug. 13. El
Comerclo, dally semi-official newspaper
published here. In Its Issue of August 12
contained an editorial announcement that
the Government of Nicaragua had In
formed the Inter-Oceanic Canal Company
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that Its concession had been anulled Au
gust 3 of the present year, because of the
failure of the company to deposit 5400.000
in American gold- in the treasury of Nic
aragua within four months after the or
ganization of the company, as reaulred
by article 33 of the canal concession,
granted to Messrs. Eyre and Cragln Oc
tober 30. 1S9S.
This apparently leaves the Nicaragua
Canal route free from any complications
other than the demand for the sum which
the Caribbean & Pacific Transit Company
may ask for its concession obtained la
1897 or early In 1S9S. granting to- it, the
company declares, the sole right for 30
years of steam navigation on the Rio
San Juan and Lake Nicaragua the ca
nal route qualified, however, by the re
served right of Nicaragua to In the mean
while grant a canal construction conces
sion to any one to whom it saw fit It
was agreed that tho receivers of such a
concession should pay to the Caribbean &
Pacific Transit Company for the Lake
Sillcla & San Juan River Railroad (a few
miles In length), for such Improvements
as it "made In deepening the San Juan
River, and for their steamboats, lighters,
etc.,. referred to in the concession they re
ceived. This company is an offshoot of and a
feeder to the Atlas Steamship Company
of Liverpool, England
C. E. Redfleld, a Heppner attorney, 13
at the Perkins.
J. W. Strong, a Cathlamet lumberman.
Is at the St Charles.
J. B-Criwley, representing Levi Straus3
& Co., Is In the city.
Dr. J. H. Lyon3, of Seattle,. 13 hero
attending the Carnival.
O. E. Elliott, a Marshland logger, 13
registered at the St Charles.
M. Fox, chief of the Baker City fire
department, is a visiting Elk.
N. A. Davis, cashier of the Milton Bank
is registered at the St Charles.
Judge Robert Eakln and wife, of
Union, are guests of the Imperial.
Ex-State Senator Henry Blackman. of
Heppner, 13 registered at the Perkins.
William Ketchem. a stockman of The
Dalles, is registered at the Perkins.
J. W. Wlsner, United States Fish Com
missioner, is registered at the Imperial.
J. Johnson, a merchant of The Dalles,
and wife are registered at the Perkins.
F. I. Dunbar. Secretary of State. 13
registered at the Portland, with his wife.
F. E. Judd, of the Pendleton Woolen
Mills, is at the Portland, accompanied by
W. R. Kirk, a well-known resident of
Brownsville, la In Portland visiting the
D. Koenlg, a merchant of Pomeroy,
Wash., is at the Perkln3, accompanied by
E. L. Smith, of Hood River, president
of the State Board of Horticulture, Is at
D. C. Ireland, editor of the Moro (Sher
man County) Observer, is In Portland
viewing the CarnlvaL
C. S. Moore, State Treasurer, Is regis
tered at the Portland, from Salem, to
gether with his family.
Mrs. J. J. Walters, wife of the Meth
odist missionary bishop to Alaska, has
Joined her husband at Skagway.
R. S. Sheridan, chairman of the Demo
cratic State Central Committee, 13 reg
istered at the Imperial, from Roseburg.
Professor John Robert Efflnger, Jr. of
the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,
is visiting the family of his uncle. Colonel
W. H. Efflnger.
W. H. Parlln. an implement manufac
turer of Canton. O., is at the Portland,
aocompanled by Mrs. C. E. Parlln and
Miss Winifred Ingersoll.
Mrs. M. J. Kmney and her daughter.
Miss Harriet, have returned to their resi
dence, 315 Twelfth street, from a month 3
outing at Gearhart Park.
Mrs. R. W. Baxter, wife of the super
intendent of tbe Union Pacific Railroad,
is the guest of her daughter, Mrs. F. O.
Downing, at tho Portland.
S. G. Kaufman, a prominent business
man of Juneau and Skagway, Is regis
tered at the Imperial. Mr. Kaufman 13
Just on his return from New York and
Captain R. E. Davis, of Richardson,
Wash., one of the Republican candidates
for Representative and largely Interested
In the salmon traffic on Puget Sound, Is a
visiting Elk at the Portland.
NEW YORK, Sept. 6. Northwestern
people registered at New York fiotel3
today as follows:
From Portland R. C. Crosby, at the
Metropolitan; J. M, Brealey, at the As
From Seattle M. M. Frederick, at the
Astor; P. F. Kelly, at the Imperial; Mrs.
V. E. Full, at the Grand Union.
Marlborough May Succeed Cadogan.
LONDON, Sept 6. Vanity Fair Bays it
Is not unlikely that the Duke of Marl
borough will succeed Earl Cadogan as
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
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