The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, July 27, 1902, Image 1

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Frank Carlson Dies in a
Fierce Fist Fieht.
Dier the Affections of Tvro Girls the
Yonnjr Men Q,uarrel Baldwin Is
Challenged and Meets His
Rival In Conlllct.
Over a fancied Insult which had as Its
starting point a dispute over the affec
tions of two girls, who are waitresses
In a North Portland hotel, two young
men, named Frank Carlson and George
Baldwin, fought a duel with their bare
lists last night on Nlcolal street, near
Twenty-fourth, and Carlson received a
knock-out blow In the stomach from
which he Instantly died, Baldwin sur
rendered himself to Detectives Day and
"Welner, and is locked up atthe city jail,
charged with murder. He pleads self-defense.
The inquest will probably take
place tomorrow. Carlson received severe
punishment about thg face, and it is
thought that his nose Is broken. Bald
win's face is hardly scarred. Both men's
hands are cut and bruised, showing that
they did their best to inflict punishment
upon each other.
Both the young men who fought are
about 20 years old. Carlson was employed
as a teamster by Churchley Bros., who
have a woodyard at the foot of Davis
street, and Baldwin was recently em
ployed as laborer by the North Pacific
Lumber Company, on Sherlock avenue and
river front. The girls over whom the
lighters quarreled are Ida Fiddler and
Josephine .Smith, who are employed at
the Villard Hotel. North Front street.
It seems that young Baldwin knew the
girls first, and that ho recently spent a
portion of his time and money with them.
A dangerous rival came In sight, how
ever, when Carlson began to call on the
girls, and Baldwin was told that his ab
sence was better than his company. He
took the matter philosophically and said,
"There are others." In the language of
the stret, the girls felt "sore," and they
told Carlson that Baldwin had been rude
to them. It is believed that after Bald
win had given the girls the cold shoulder
ho thought he had acted hastily, and
his associates state that he did not pro
pose to sit tamely by and see his rival
get ahead of him. .
The First Fight.
About a .week ago Baldwin and Carlson
met on Nlcolal street, and an interested
crowd watohed their actions, for it was
rumored that the two would ught . at
sight. In the flst-flght that followed
no great damage was done to either
party, but Carlson asserted that his rival
had fought unfairly, and it began to be
understood that another fight, this time
to the finish, would take place between
them. A message reached Baldwin last
Tuesday that Carlson was looking for
him, and Baldwin happened to mention
to two of his male relatives that he
would better see Carlson and find out
what his former friend and crony had
against him. The two met near their
respective homes, around Twenty-sixth
street, and Baldwin remarked: "I hear
you are looking for me. What is the
trouble now. Didn't we settle it the
other night?"
"No. It wasn't settled the other night,"
replied Carlson, hot with rage, "We've
got to get together and see which Is
the better man of us two."
Baldwin was not unwilling, and his
associates say that if he had refused the
challenge so given he would have been
celled a coward In and around certain sec
tions or .North Portland. But the fight
ers drifted apart for the time being, and
lifter the same night Baldwin met the
two girls in Carlson's company. Some
body in the crowd called put: "There's
shorty (Baldwin) he can go to h ."
The girls, according to Baldwin's story,
called him objectionable names, and he
was worked up to such a pitch that the
feud was started again, in earnest.
Duel Is Arranged.
It was difficult last night to find the
exact time that Baldwin and Carlson
met face to face and arranged the time
of the duel, and as to the persons who
would act as their seconds, but Baldwin
says that Carlson formally challenged him
to a fist fight to take place last night at
7 o'clock on Nlcolal street, opposite the
wood-yard of the Banfield-Veysey Fuel
Company. The place is some distance re
moved from the main thoroughfare, and
traveled by faw people after nightfall.
The ground isTWugh and uneven, and
only those acquainted with the locality
could have guided a stranger to the
place selected as the location of the
light. Once it became known that the
two rash, hot-headed young men had de
termined to engage in a duel, until one
or the other of them had been laid out,
friends on both sides did what they
could to try to dissuade them from their
purpose. Baldwin, as the challenged
party, refused to avoid the battle, and
said: "He began it. and if I don't fight
now, I'll be called a coward ever after.
I'm not afraid of Carlson or his crowd."
Crowd of Relntlves at Battle.
Early yesterday evening young Baldwin
was down town with one of his brothers,
and they had a light supper together, and
the fighter ate fast, as- he said he wanted
to be in time, and did not propose to keep
the Carlhon crowd waiting. The brother
did what he could to reason with Uip
would-be duelist to remain down town and
not go near Carlson. ,but he might as well
have reasoned witl ' the wind. George
Baldwin, accompanied by his father, Will
iam Baldwin, who was recently foreman
at the city crematory, one of his broth
era, and other made relatives and acquaint
ances, were at the ground at 7 o'clock
sharp. It was not until about half an hour
afterward that the Carlson crowd put in
Its appearance, and, it turned out after
ward that Carlson's friends had also done
their best trying to persuade him not to
fight. That had caused the delay. When
both principals were on the ground ready
to start, a crowd of about 33 or 40 men.
young and elderly, were there. It had
been rumored around the neighborhood
that the fight was to come off, and curiosity-seeker
were there, little dreaming that
Carlson was soon to receive his death
blow. "Before the fight takes place wc had bet
ter ree that neither of the young men has a
weapon, such as a knife or gun. I suggest
this so that neither man can have any un
due advantage, Then we can be sure that
they won't hurt each other too seriously,"
said one person. whos"e name could not be J
lcamcd last night. i
"That's fair," was an expression heard
from the little audience, and- Baldwin was j
searched by a committee and relieved of 1
hia penknife and keys. Carlson was also
relieved of his penknife. The fighters did
not strip; they were too eager to smash
each other. There was no agreement as
to the duration of rounds or the selection
of seconds.
Both men had friends in the crowd, and
they were divided into two hostile camps,
each one jealous of the other. The gen
eral understanding was that Baldwin and
Carlson were to fight to a finish, and
the next minute the fighters were at It.
They'struck at each other savagely, with
all the Intensity of burning hate, with
their bire fists, and they clinched, broke
away, and rushed at each other and ham
mered away until their breaths nearly
gave out.
"Don't interfere. Let .them settle it."
was a remark often heard among the lit
tle crowd, according to those who saw
the fight.. Then, having obtiined their
second wind, after a brief breathing spell.
Baldwin and Carlson again clored on each
other, and this time it was seen that Carl
son was receiving severe punishment. He
appeared to be weakening, and he stepped
back, and made a motion behind him.
Carlson. "Knocked Ont.
"He's going to draw something. Maybe
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a knife or something1," tgasped Baldwin.
Carlson, with all Uic appearance of a
man who was knocked out, sparred feebly
with his hands, and then he gasped, and
pressed his right hand on his stomach, and
"He's fainted!" cried several voices,
and seeing that Carlson did not rise to
his feet, the little crowd began to melt
away, satisfied that they had seen the
end of the fight. Baldwin's friends hur
ried him off the field, fearing further trou
ble, and Carlson wasi carried into Lee
Bisscl's house, nearly opposite the scene
of the fight, and when the light of the
lamp fell on his disfigured face the hor
rified party saw that he was dead. A
telephone message was sent to Coroner
Finley, advising him of what had taken
place, and the Coroner communicated
with the police station. The patrol wagon
was dispatched to the scene of the trou
ble, with Detectives Day and Weiner on
board, and they hurriedly examined' the
body of the unfortunate young man, got
what facts they could as to the direction
that young Baldwin had taken, and
started after him.
Meanwhile the Baldwin party had split
up, and young Baldwin went down town
with a young man friend about 9 o'clock.
He walked about, talking about the fight,
and then boarded a North Portland car
for home, saying he might drop into
Carlson's boordlng-house, at 793 Nicolai
street, and inquire how Carlson was get
ting along, saying that he had no bad
feeling in the matter, now that the fight
was over. He dropped off the car near
Twenty-third a"nd Savior streets, where
he accidentally met one of his
brothers, and the latter's wife, to whom
the brother was only recently married.
Baldwin Gives Himself Up.
"George, the young man you fought
with has died. You had better give your
self up to the police," was his relative's
anxious advice, and hearing that the
patrol wagon had just passed up the
street, Baldwin rapidly walked to his
home, 37S North Twenty-sixth street, and
surrendered himself to the detectives.
The boy's father accompanied him to
the police station, where he was locked
up. An Oregonlan reporter Interviewed
young Baldwin in his cell late last ,nlght,
and obtained his version of the fight. In
telling his side of the story the young
man said: "It was a fair fight, and 1
lought Carlson because he fought me. I j
naa io aeiena myseir.
I did not use any 1
weapon, only my bare hands. I'm sorry
he's dead. But he brought the trouble on
himself. He must have been in weak
health and in no condition for a fight."
Carlson was stronger built than Bald
win, and apparently capable of dealing
much harder blows. Carlson was 5 feet
10 inches tall, and weighed 160 pounds.
ine prisoner is slightly bunt, but wiry. J
The Coroner took Carlson's body to his
undertaking parlors, and when the body
was examined no marks of violence were
found except the marks on the face. So
far as cculd be found last night there
were no women present at the fight In
which Carlson lost his life. An autopsy
will be held today to determine the exact
cause of his death.
Verdict Against Bank.
TACOMA, July 25.-(Speclal.)-In the
case of F. M. Wade against ChrsUr
Thorn and the National Bank of Com
merce for malicious prosecution of a civil
action against Wade and others, which
has ben on trial a week in the United
States Circuit Cdurt here before Judge
de Haven of California, the jury brought
in a verdict in Wade's favor for $36,500.
Louis D. Stlx Dead.
NEW YORK. July 26. Louis D. Stlx.
founder of the dry-goods firm of Stlx &
Co.. Cincinnati, O., is dead at the home
of his daughter. .Mrs. Samuel Wels, In
this city, ageo S3 yearc
Appointmentof Oregon Man
is Revoked.
Other Members of Delegation Rec
omnend TV. H. H. Dnfnr for For
est Supervisor, Whereupon
Moody Protests.
ington, July 26. Eecause of charges filed
by Representative Moody, the recent re
appointment of W. H. H. Dufur. of Dufur,
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Or., to be Forest Supervisor of the ji&rih.'
half of the Cascade reserve, has been re
voked by the Secretary of the Interior,
and this Important office is left unfilled
at a season of the year when the depart
ment believes it is most essential to have
careful supervision and guarding of the
reserve against fires. Dufur was reap
pointed on recommendation of Senator
Mitchell and Representative Tongue, Rep
resentative Moody declining to Indorse
him. After the appointment was made.
Moody protested to the President, charg
ing Dufur with Incompetency and general
unfitness for the office, and supporting his
chargo with statements from two forest
rangers. He simultaneously recommend
ed the appointment of M. P. Izenberg, of
Hood River, who is not satisfactory to
the department, because he has had no
forestry experience and is therefore re
garded as being unqualified for this im
portant office.
Meanwhile, Mitchell, Tongue and even
Simon have vigorously protested against
the removnl of Dufur, and show his rec
ord as reported by Superintendent Orms
by, making him a thoroughly competent
and satisfactory officer, as he is in the
eyes of the department. It is alleged
that the charges are lodged by disgrun
tled rangers, who have made the attack
for personal reasons. The Secretary of
the Interior, being unable to reconcile the
other members of the delegation to Izen
berg, and finding them stanchly holding
out for Dufur, his decided to investigate
thoroughly the charges brought by
Moody. Should they not be sustained, the
revocation of Dufur's appointment will
probably be recalled.
When head rangers are appointed, the
supporters of Dufur say they have no
objection to Izcnberg's. selection for such
a pjace, but stoutly Insist that his inex
perience disqualifies him for Supervisor.
Congress Fixed Too Hlffb. a Price on
Tracts Xear Pocntello.
ington, July 26. Assistant Land Commis-
slcner Rlchnds today notified the Interior
Department that the auctioning of lands
within . .e five-mile limit of Pocatello, on
the Fort Hall rcservatlo'n, Idaho, had
l been abandoned. During the seven days
that sales were conducted, only ED tracts
were disposed of, from which the Gov-
ernment realized $42,437. Bids were made
for four additional tncts. but were subse-
quentiy witnarawn. witn these excep
tions, no purchasers appeared to take up
the bulk of the land, which was consid
ered not worth the minimum price of $10
an acre fixed by law. These surplus lands
must now remain idle and unoccupied un
til Congress repeals the $10 limiting pro
vision. The fact that the sales were so few Is
conclusive evidence to the department
that the contention of the Idaho Senators
that no minerals exist on these lands was
correct, and that the statement was cir
culated with a fraudulentMntcnt. Com
missioner Richards started for Washing
ton today.
Missouri River Commission Reports.
WASHINGTON, July 26. The Missouri
River Commission, which ceased to exist
June 30, 102. submits to the Chief of En
gineers its last annual report. The com
mission has been in existence since 1SS4.
The report states that the policy of tho
commission, which has remained un-
changed, was for a continuous control of
the river, contracting it where necessary,
giving the channel proper direction and
securely holding it in place, but that un
fortunately the commission has not been
permitted to 'carry out that plan. The
report enters into an elaborate defense of
the commission, based upon criticisms in
the press and in the report of the House
committee on rivers and harbors. Since
the organization of the commission, $7,150,
000 has been appropriated for work under
It. of which J240.OW has been expended -on
the river above Sioux City, la. It is as
serted that not sufficient improvement of
the river has been made to demonstrate
what could be done for the benefit of com
merce. "
Attacked by Nervous Prostration at
Atlantic CItr.
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J.. July 26.
Charles M. Schwab, president of the
United States Steel Corporation, while
out driving here this afternoon suffered
an attack of what Is reported to be nerv
ous prostration, and tonight is under the
care of a physician at his handsome cot
tage on Pennsylvania avenue. Mr. Schwab
came from New York today to visit his
father and mother, who have been occu-
pylng 'the cottage, and his sifter, who ar
rived here Friday from Lorello, Pa. Mr.
Schwab had 6pent the greater part of the
day at hie cottage, but In the afternoon
took a stroll on the board walk. Later
he suggested a drive, and, accompanied
by his mother and sister, started along
the Long Port speedway. When a short
distance out, Mr. Schwab complained of
feeling unwell, and the carriage was has
tily driven to his cottage and a physician
summoned. Tonight Mr. Schwab was re
ported as resting fairly well.
iuiiii: ur luiiAia rAfiiK. i
Objections to Cardinal SatollI as successor to
Cardinal Ledbchowski. Page 2.
Castro's armj- retreats to Caracas. Tage 17.
Demonstrations continue in Franco agralnst the
closing of Catholic schools. Page 17.
Klntr Edward held a council meeting on the
royal yacht at Corces. Page 17.
The President discussed National matters with
a distinguished party. Page 1.
Bryan concludes his Xew England tour. Page 2.
Pennsylvania strikers under arrest escaped from
deputies. Page 3.
Jeffries and Fltzslmmons deny that the fight
was a fake. Page 0.
Butte shut out Portland, score 2-0. Page 17.
Tacoma defeated Spokane, score 0-5. Pago 7.
Seattle beat Spokane, score 3-2. Page 7.
Portland senior-four set second place at then
Nelson rrcatta. Pare 7.
Portland defeated Tacoma at cricket one Inning
and five runs. Page 7.
Entries for the state championship tennis tour-
I nament. iare ..
Pacific Const.
Explorer De Wlndt's perilous voyoge through
the north. Page 1.
Governor Geer may increase, reward for capture
of Outlaw Tracy. Page 9.
Executlvo Council of American Federation of
Labor concludes Its session at San Francisco.
Page 0.
Dr. Charles Kendall Adams, cx-presldent of
University of "Wisconsin, dies at Redlands,
Cal. Pace 12.
Big increase in run of salmon on the Lower
Columbia. Paje 6.
New Coos Bay railroad secures terminal
grounds. Page 8.
Marine and Commercial.
Oriental liner Indrasamha clears for the far
East with a valuable cargo. Page 10.
French bark chartered at 27s, lowest rate yet
for new-season wheat loading. Page 10.
Canadian Pacific contemplates building a fleet
of 15 vescels for transatlantic trade. Tage 10.
Dealings In stocks continue, with various points
of strength. Page 23.
New York bank statement shows Increase In
loans. Page 23.
Wild flurry In oats caused a small decline
Page 23.
Portlnnd nnd Vicinity.
Frank Carlson Is killed la flst-flght with George
Baldwin. Page 1.
Port of Portland Commission awards drydock
contract. Page 0.
Authorities begin war on bad-meat vendors.
Page 2.
Frank Woodward, who was killed by A. L.
Beldlng. Is George Woodruff. Page 18.
Work progresses on Oregon Water Power &
Railway Company's plant. Page 11.
Featnres and Departments.
Editorial. Page 4.
Adam Worth, greatest thief of modern times.
Page 20.
A day In the swimming baths. Page 30.
Questions and answers. Page 30.
Scrapbook. Page 31.
Fashions and household. Page Z&
Youths' department Page 28.
Social. Page 18.
Seaside news. Page 21.
AdVs fable. Page 31.
Discussed Around President's
Luncheon Table.
Investigation Into Panama Canal
Company's Ability to Transfer
Title Catholics Talk of
Friar Question.
OYSTER BAY, N. Y., July 26. A dis
tinguished party assembled around the
President's board at luncheon in his Saga
more Hill homo today. Aside from the
members of tho house party there were:
Secretary of the Navy Moody, Attorney
General Knox, Senator Spooner, of Wis
consin, William Bryne, United States Dis
trict Attorney of Delaware, and John C.
Davles, Attorney-General of New York
State. It was neither quite by accident
nor yet quite by design that all the mem
bers of the party should have come to
gether at Sagamore Hill nt the same
time. Attorney-General Knox was ex
pected this morning, but arrived earlier,
bringing Senator Spooner with him.
During the afternoon the visitors dis
cussed with the President and Secretary
Moody some of the details of the Inves
tigation that Is to be conducted by the
Department of Justice Into the ability of
the new Panama Canal Company to pass
a clear title to Its property to the United
States. It Is expected that In a few weeks
the Investigation will be in full 3Wlng.
Thus far Mr. Knox has been making only
the preliminary arrangements for it.
As heretofore stated in these dispatches.
Senator Spooner has been Invited by Mr.
Knox to assist in the Investigation, but It
is understood that he has not decided defi
nitely whether he will take an active
part In it or not. If he should, it
will necessitate his going to Paris, and
he Is believed not to be desirous of mak
ing the trip at this- time. No details of
the conference were made public.
It is understood that the beef trust in
quiry was adverted to briefly, and In this
phase of the discussion Attorney-General
Davles participated. He was particularly
interested because he instituted some time
ago an action against the representatives
of the so-called "beef trust" in New
York State.
The President and Mr. Davles also dis
cussed the political situation In New York
with special reference to the prospect of
Mr. Davles getting the nomination for
Supreme Court Justice In tho Fifth Dis
trict. He thinks he will secure the nom
ination. In the event of his failure to
be nominated, however. It Is quite likely
the President will name him to succeed
Judge Alfred Coxe as United States Dis
trict Judge of the Northern District of
New York, Judge Coxe having been ad
vanced by the President to the United
States Circuit bench. Should Mr. Davles
obtain the nomination. It Is understood to
be the Intention of the President to ap
point Representative James Sherman, of
New York, to the existing vacancy on
the District bench.
District Attorney Byrne went over the
political situation In Delaware with the
President. Delaware Is now without rep
resentation In the United States Senate.
The Legislature Is Republican, but is
deadlocked upon the election of Senators.
An effort is being made so to compromise
the difficulties as to solve the deadlock
and at a special session of the Legislature
elect two Republican Senators before the
terms of the present members shall have
This evening the President entertained
at dinner, besides Secretary Moody, Eu
gene A. Phllbln. ex-DIstrlct Attorney of
New York City. Frank C. Travers. of this
village, and Rev. Father John L. Bel
ford, of St. Peter's and St. Paul's Church,
Brooklyn. The three gentlemen last
named are very prominent Catholics, and
wre Invited by the President t discuss
with him and Secretary Moody the ques
tions in relation to the Administration's
demand for the withdrawal of the friars
from the Philippines.
It has been stated that President Mitch
ell, of the United MIneworkers, would pre
sent to Mr. Roosevelt a protest against
the decision of Judge Jackson In the West
Virginia Injunction cases, but no such pa
pers have reached Sagamore Hill. It Is
the understanding that no protest will be
made to the President. It Is not a mat
ter in which he can participate at this
time. It is believed that the miners will
look to the courts for such vindication of
their rights as they think themselves en
titled to,
Secretary Shaw, who passed the night
at Sagamore Hill, left today for New
This afternoon Mrs. Roosevelt gave a
tea on board the Mayflower to a party of
her friends among the local residents and
Summer visitors.
"Will Be Sent to Ambassador Clayton
for Examination.
WASHINGTON, July 26. Some weeks
ago Senator Penrose filed papers with the
President which he asserted tended to
substantiate the charge made by Mr.
Mealy, the American who has been in
trouble In Mexico, against United States
Ambassador Clayton, to the effect that
the Ambassador was directly Interested to
the extent of 100 shares In a mining cor
poration antagonistic to Mealy's claims.
The papers were referred to the State De
partment, and now the Senator has been
informed, by Acting Secretary Hill that
the President has decided to send them
to Mexico, inviting Mr. Clayton to exam
ine them and make a report. The case of
Mealy was one of the two referred to in
the stirring debate in the Senate last ses
sion Involving an encounter between Sen
ators Bailey and Beverldge.
"West Pointer Guilty of Hnzlnfr.
WASHINGTON, July 26. The War De-
partment has received the "papers in the
case of Alexander J:. Pendleton, Jr., who
has been tried at West Point and found
guilty of hazing. Pendleton was appoint
ed from Arizona and is a first-class man.
This Is the first case of hazing that has
occurred since the law passed nearly a
year ago. Intended to suppress the prac
tice. The hazing took place while the
cadets were In camp, and consisted of
abusive language by Cadet Pendleton to
a plebe while the latter was in his tent.
Pendleton's defense was that he lost his
temper and said more thin he intended.
The case will go to the President for final
Kerr Takes Dabcock'n Place.
WASHINGTON, July 26. Lieutenant
Colonel James T. Kerr, of the Adjutant
General's Department, now at San Fran
cisco, has been assigned to duty on the
staff of General Hughes, commanding the
Department of California, as Adjutant
Genera! of that department, vice Colonel
John B. Bnbcock, ordered to this city for
duty as chfef of staff of Lleutenant-Gen-cral
Denver Official Loses His Life in a
Runaway Accident.
DENVER. July 26. Alderman Andrew
Kelly was killed and Supervisor Carl M.
Lindqulst seriously injured in a runaway
accident near Lake Wellington, about 50
miles southwest of this city, this after
noon. They were members bf a committee
from the City Council which left here this
morning to Inspect the supply of water In
Cheesman Lake, the new reservoir of the
Denver Union Water Company, near the
headwaters of the South Platte River.
The threatened water famine In this city
had Inspired the Council to send this com
mittee to the reservoir, and Its report was
to govern the Council in framing an ordi
nance governing the use of water during
the term of scarcity. The party went as
far as Buffalo on the train. There con
veyances were secured.
When about eight miles from Lake
Cheesman the roughness of the road Jolted
the driver of one four-horse carryall from
his sat. The horses ran, and all the
occupants either Jumped or were thrown
out. Alderman Kelly received injuries
from which he died a short time after
ward. Supervisor Lindqulst suffered a
compound fracture of the left leg just
above the ankle, and possibly Internal in
juries. None of the others was badly
Three Soldiers Seriously Hnrt on
Fort Douglas Parade Ground.
SALT LAKE. July" 26. Three soldiers
were seriously Injured at Fort Douglas
this afternoon while the troops were be
ing reviewed by General Funston, of the
Department of Colorado. One of the
horses attached to a gun of the Twenty
second battery became entangled in Its
harness, frightening the others, and all
six bolted at terrific speed across the pa
rade grounds toward Company D, of Third
Infantry. When within a few feet of the
company's lines. Private Rldgeway
Haynes. who was riding the leader, suc
ceeded In turning the horses. The caisson
turned over, badly Injuring Haynes and
Privates G. T. Burde'n and T. King.
Haynes' head came In coptact with the
tongue of the caisson, his skull was frac
tured, and he received Internal injuries.
His recovery is doubtful.
Punishment of Friendly Chinese.
TIEN TSIN, July 25. There is increas
ing indignation here as a result of the
degradation and punishment upon flimsy
pretexts of Chinese national officials who
were instrumental In saving the lives of
Europeans during the Boxer troubles.
I Hardships of the Great Globe-
Trotter in North.
Suffers From Shortage of Fuel for
COO Miles, and Tolls Over Track
less Waste of Ice Looking: for
. , Route for Railroad.
SEATTLE, July 26. (Special.) A special
letter from Dawson to the Post-Intelligencer
Two thousand miles by horse-sleigh,
2000 by reindeer-sleigh, and 16W by dog
slelgh through the sub-Arctic, and skirt
ing tho desolate Icebound, shores of the
most extreme border of rigorous Siberia,
is the record of Henry DeWIndt and three
companions who arrived at Dawson July
16, on the finish of their globe-girdling
tour begun at Paris, December 19, last.
After traversing great stretches of
bleak and uninhabited country, suffering
from shortages of fuel for 600 miles,
meeting not a human soul for two months,
passing through an Isolated penal settle
ment, suffering from famine in the teeth
of the Arctic winter, nnd tolling over a
trackless waste of Ice. the party arrived
at East Cape, Siberia, near Bering
Strait. Five weeks the men waited
there for the United States revenue cut
ter Thetis, which the American govern
ment had promised to send to meet them
this Spring. Trusting to the fidelity of
the department, the explorers remained
with the natives and were -picked up by
the Thetis June IS. Shortly after their
arrival at East Cape, the supplies gave
out and the only food obta'nabhj from
the natives was flour and molasses and
on this they existed.
The Thetis was anxious to look after
the missing steamers Portland and Jeanle
when she picked up De Wlndt and party,
so she took the party hastily across tho
Bohrlng Sea and landed it on the ice
off Cape Prince of Wales, threo miles
from shore. After much peril the men
made shore and found a barren country-
They wore entirely out of the track
of travel of steamer or trail followers, and.
120 miles north of Nome. The steamer
Sadie fortunately happened along, and, be
ing hailed, took the men off In a boat and
conveyed them to Nome. From Nome
the party went to St. Michael, and came
up the Yukon River on the steamer Han
nah in 13 days, and were to leave Dawson
July 17.
The trip of Mr. De Windt was made for
the purpose of exploiting a route and as
certaining the general probability of the
feasibility of a route over this far north
ern stretch, S00 to 400 miles north at the
Pacific terminus at the port of Vladi
vostok. Mr. De Wlndt says that there
Is no question a road could be run near
where he went and come out near or at
SrednikolynskI, southeasterly of where
the De Wlndt party did. by keeping back
of a coast range 50 miles from the Arc
tic coast of Siberia, and be In position
for crossing the Behrlng Strait to con
nect with a trans-Alaskan route, which
would complete the link for a band of
steel highways from Paris to New York,
where connection might be made with the
projected line from New York to Cape
Horn, thus making the most extended cir
cuit of the world, which could be farther
enlarged by connection on the Asiatic sldo
with the great line to span Africa from
the mouth of the Nile to Cape of Good
Hope. .
Arbitrators In Joint Army and Xavy
WASHINGTON, July 26. The Army and
the Navy have appointed their arbitra
tors to make the decision In the joint
maneuvers on the Atlantic Coast In Sep
tember. The War Department has select
ed Brigadier-General Tasker H. Bliss and
Lieutenant-Colonel John P. Storty. Tho
Navy has selected Rear-Admiral Philip
H. Cooper, who has been on special duty
In connection with the defenses of the
Atlantic Coast, and Captain William
Swift, a member of his general board.
Major-General MacArthur, commanding
the Department of the East, and Rear
Admiral HIgglnson, commanding the
North Atlantic station, the two officers
In direct supervision of the maneuvers,
have been charged with the selection of
the fifth arbitrator.
As already stated, umpires will be sta
tioned on each of the ships, and at the
forts to make decisions of individual
work, but the board of arbitrators named
above Is to be charged with the an
nouncement of the final decision as to
whether the Army or the Navy has been
Ex-Governor MeConncll Hurt In Ac
cident at Cheyenne.
CHEYENNE. Wyo.. July 26. The Union
Pacific passenger train from Denver col
lided with a freight train as it pulled into
the yards here tonight, and half a dozen
passengers were injured. Among the, in
jured are:
Moscow, Idaho, chest bruised, one hand
crushed and cheek cut.
thrown across a seat and badly hurt.
W. ROZELT, a colored cook, rib broken.
The accident was due to the careless
ness of the yardmaster in falling to clear
the main track.
Explosion of Costa RJcan Volcanoes
SAN JOSB, Costa Rica, July 26. The
official report of the commission ap
pointed to inquire into the recent
eruption of the Costa RIcan volcanoes,
Marlvallis and Rinclnd de la VIeja, SO
and CO miles southeast of Lake Nicaragua,
is alarming. Professor PIttler says: "We
are In the same condition as the Island
of Martinique." No alarm, however. Is