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& TUESDAY AND FRIDAY.
SALEM, OREGON, TUESDAY, JANUAHV 1G, 1900
'Finer section Era iit vag es
Cvplains Ills Views of the Policy
, ef Expansion
fiUPINOSCAN GOVERN THEMSELVES
The Republic Can Not Admit Them aa
CUSzena and May Not Have Subjects
i -A I'rotectorate Sngxeatcd. .
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. Jan. 13 W.
1. Bryan passed through Kansas" City
This morning J for Columbia. Mo. Ask
ed alut hi interview in which he was
reported as expressing: views faorable
t. expansion j Bryaiy'said:
"I have net seen the i interview 1 as
sent out by the Associated Press. I
saw it as it) appeared , in one - of the
Minneapolis papers? and it contains
sonic things I: did not say. I have for
one year; been- discussing imperialism,
and I hate tried to distinguish between
such an "extension of the nation's limits
as would; not change the character of
the government, and an expansion
wlvich converts a homogeneous repub
lic into a heterogeneous empire.
When annexation oj any given 'ter
ritory is under consideration the ques
tion is. firstj whether the people are
capable of sharing in the government
and detiny of the notion. I believe
that all people are canable of governing
'themselves. aid that the Filipinos shou'd
be allowed to Koversvthemsiclves, lut I
do not think they are snfhciently ad
vanced to shafc with u he gtivtrri
mrtvt of the n"ion. If the Philippine
islands are annexed the people," th":TR
must -either be citizens or suijects. 1
am not willing to a!niit them as citi
zens, am I tjo not see that the repub
lic can h:ive subjects, (therefore I want
this nation fjive them independence,
anl ttten protect them frojn outside in
terference." . L- -1'
AN AMERICAN CLAIM.
New York.' Jan. 15. A special to the
Ilerakl (from Washington says: A
caldegram rcteived by the tate depart
ment oonnrnis the annminceiment of the
satisfactrv ;settlrment of the dispute
lietwren f France and Sanio tKwningo
relative? to claims pending against the
latter government. Minister Powell,
upon his arrival in Santtl IXsmingo,
will formally reconize he Jimenes gov
ernment, ond at the same time present
the donvand f this government for pay
ment of the installments remaining due
. 1. . -.t tU.
tfrsf the Ozama hrjdge claim. The
Ifenrcatix administration paid one-half
of thj caini, and the" amount ! stiU due
is ?.o.ono. J
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DAMAGED IS FEARED.
Now York. Jan. ijj, For the last
week heavy seas have been, mlling in
from the ocean . along the',- shores of.
KtKrkaway 1each and ; Jamaica Ijay.
Ireat -inroads have lecn made into the
ibeach at Arverne and Edsemcre. A
wile channel has been cut into the
beach, oicm"ng up theold inlet at Edge
tncre. , At this place the water has at
(most reached the raUroad tracks, .and it
is fearcj the ig summer liotel may be
lama$rel. ' At Arverne the seas are en
croa'ching upon the fcoard iwalk. and
at Seaside foundations.. c4 la big
Bolls and pimple aro an indication
tliat the system is accumulating im
purities which mast be eliminated ;
they are an urgent appeal for assistance
a warning "that can not safely be
To neglect to purify the blood at this
time means more than the annoyance
ef painful boils and unsightly pimples.
If these impurities are allowed to re
wain, the system f succumbs to any
ordinary .illness, and is unable to with
stand the many ailments which are so
prevalent during spring and summer.
VAf . - -
lap, of the A. 0. 8.
"Several bolls sad
ear band r broke oat
pon me, eatuiag irrat
pain and annoranee.
fay blood aeemed to b
la a riotous condition,
and nothing I took did
n good. Six bottle
of 8. S. 8. cared meeotn
.i.tolv and mr Dlood
tas Uea pcrfeetly pure erersiae.?--.
Swift's Specific is the best blood
remedy, because it is purely vegetable
nd is the only one that is free from
potash and mercury. It promptly puri
fies the blood and thoroughly Cleanse
the system, builds up the general health
and strength. . :
cures Scrofula, Eczema, Cancer, Rheu
matism, Tetter, Boils, Sores, etc, by
going direct to the cause of tho trouble
and forcing out all impure blood.
. Books mailed free to any address by
Swift Speciflo Co., Atlanta, Ga.
dancing pavilion are so undermined
that the building threatens to collapse.
WANT MORE TOWER.
Interstate Commerce Commission Ap
,1 peals to Congress. ,
Washington, Jan. 15. The interstate
commerce comm is sion tolay male pub
lict its thirteenth annual report. The
feature of the report is a strong plea
made, that congress uphold the hands
of the commission by amendments mak
ing the interstate commerce law more
effective. . ' .
The existing conditions and develop
ments of, the past year reader more
imperative' than ever before the ncces
sityforffepdy and suitable legislation.
Nine-terttftof the peoole - know that
any railroad company can charge lor
its iservtce whatever Jt pleases, without
any; real power in this comimission or
anyj other tribunal or court to limit the
amount of such charge, and : they are
substantially of one mind in desiring
hai tlm and other defects in the stat
ute by prompty remedied.
During the year 1809 there were ioq
emjovees killed, and- 5,330 injured, up
on (eighty-nine roods, against 200 killed
and! 5.484 injured in 1808. ; -
ANSWER TO DEWEY.
Admiral's Clarm for; Prize Money Is
! in the Courts. s
Washington, , Jan. 15. Attorney
General Grjg-gs Ivas filed an ; answer in
the! supreme court of t)he district of
ColumJia, in the proceedings for prize
monevi for the captures at -Manila bay
by Admiral Dewey. The attorney gen
eral asks taiat ,the case be rcferreil to a
commission, and that ; Admiral Dewey,
his officers and crew, and also the Umt
ed'lStates -may ' iia've leave to take this
money. The attorney generat concedes
that a state of war existed, but denies
that the squadron under Dewey's com
mand captured the Spanish cruis
ers! Isla de Cuba. Isla tic Luz
on and JJon Jan Ie Austria.
These vessels. dsej says. were
srtnk durincr the enjiaiirement. lie. savs.
although the captures vf property were
made, such capture does not authorize
its icondemnatikm as" a prize to Dewey
and his men. I The attorney- trerieral lia
filwl a similar answer! in the case , of
Admiral Sampson and the destruction
of Cervera's fleet. 1 : '
i ? A HOLD-UP. "'!
Tort land. Jan. 1?. Three men met
John Hughes, oiler at the terminal
company yards, this evening about 8
o'clock,- when on is way home in A1
bjna ami ordered him; to hold up his
hands. '; Hughes refused and com
menced to shoot. Two l the men
took to their heels and Hughes cap
tured the third man, wh proved to
be J. B. Tarr, ai teamster. He claims
that he was not in company of the
highwaymen, j but happend to be passr
ing j that way. " ' Hughes j thinks he
wounded one highwayman.
PLEA FOR PEACE.
New York, Jan . 1 5. A dispatch to
the World from London says: A cir
cular appealing for peace and plcdgi
ing for the Boersj signed by 4 clergy
men of all denominations in the Ncthr
erlands, has just been delivered to the
ministers of i all Christian churches in
rGreat Britain. It closedi "We be-
ci.ii lir-thren to use 'VOUf influ-
fience! that all such in England as on
Christian principles disapprove, mis
Iwar jmay try whatever lawfully may
be done for its speedy cessation.
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' FOR ALASKA.
I Washington, , Jan. 15. The senate
'jcommittee on territories today constd
ieredia bilLcreating three judicial di
ricts for Alaska and or a revision of
jthe fiaws of the United States applying
to he territory. A number of , Alaska
tnen were present, and made sugges
tionis wtiich they ' desired , to be incor
porated in the law. They were asked it
there was any sentiment in lavor of
dividing the territory at. Mount St.
EUai making the southeaern-portion
the territory of Seward. The rery.was
that the people believed sttch a division
would be nereJsasr at some future time.
The judicial bill fc-a-s referred to a sub
I , MAY NOT COME.
North Yakima. Wash., Jan. I.5---J-D.'
Medill. of this city, is in receipt of
a letter from ! William J. Bryan; who
says it is not now certain whether he
can visit this state in 1 February as he
had intended. . ' T
FROM LUZON. :
San Francisco. Jan. IS.--T.r United
States transports. : the Olympiaand
Pennsylvania, arrived here today from
Manila- On board the Olympia was
Colonel Viele. of the; Fourth cavalry,
ho U to be retired as a brigadier-
general. - :j. .; 'i ; . r I S'rj..,
CLAIM FOR SALVAGE.
J-Li. t e .Tli Piiet , Sound
Tugboat Company toilay filed a claim
for salvage aamsi 1.1c
tirancn in c . v - -
company asks $30,000 for services ren
dered! in towing the Elm-Branch into
port, after the latter vessel broke her
',. -rr r" Fin ft err.
propciicr, uu "- , v -
mTtrvf rw-Tft j from
. ... t. t .1 .TT-erett to Hie
IliUSDoro orouKiii. - ,,
asylum last night. She is 21 years old.
Pettlgrew and Wolcott on the
Philippines - '
SOUTH DAKOTA SENATOR SCORED
He Is Charge 4 with Uarinc No Kd
or Frieoclty H ortl for Any rr-i
on i or Cauaa.
WASHINGTON, Jan 15. A spirt
ed .debate on- the Philippine question
occupied die attention ol tlve senate fr
nearly three hours today. Berry.1 dem
ocrat, of Arkansas, first addressed the
senate in support of the resolution re
cently introduced 1sy Bacon detiKcra4.
of Georgia, regarding the disposition, of
the Philippines. ; He was iollowed by
Pettigrew, silver republican, of Sotttli
Dakota, in support of his resolution of
inquiry. Pettigrew -was very bitter in
his attack upon the administration. !
Wolcott, reptAlkran of Colorado, re
plied to" Petti grew; scathingly arraign
ing the -South Dakota senator for the
attitude he had assumed on thei Philip
pine question. - j He declared hat if
Aguinaldo himself occupied the seat in
the senate occupied by Pettigrew. repre
senting the people of South Dakota who
had sent their sons as soldiers, to the
Philippines, lie would be too patriotic,
too devoted to the interests of -the coun
try, to assume the attitude assjumsed w
the present South Dakota senator, f
Wolcott referred also to tlW speech
recently delivered by lieverklge, repub
lican, of Indiana, sharply criticizing it
for the spirit of greed whicli seemed to
animate the senator in tanakin-g such a
deliverance. . ' ;' j
. Pettigrew said that, if his program
could be carried lout, it would bei first,
to witlnlw ouritnoops; second. ;to a.lk
low t'he Filipinos to fet m an inde
pendent government, and third. " he
would sav ""hands off; th.is is neutral
territory." :- - . 1 . ;
- "You would -not do that witlout "the
consent of . Filipinos?" impaired Spoon
er. ' : ' . ' : J
"I would not, replied tiie South
Dakota senator. "To hold the Filipinos
without their consent. Je said, '"srae
the lie to every Fourth of July ratio h
ever delivered in ;this country." , ' " ;
When Pettigrew concluded tiliere was
a general stir in the senatej as Wolcott.
of Colorado, arose to discuss. he reso
lution. .Our irsf duty, he said, was to
quell the insurrection, and he would
not have replied at all save for the
".remarkable and ; intemperate" 'utter
ances of the senator from South Dakota.
No belter demonstration of the; value
of the seriate as a pnblic fortwn couhi, be
found than in this speech. There were
in the country 70.000,000. people, Rood,
ind and indifferent. I hey were mostly
crood. but scattered through every, 'com
munity there were discontented and un
happy people; people who bad not been
successful, and who viewed with sus
picion and hatred all those whose lives
had been connected with success. It
was fitting that such people sluould be
represented here. '' . . 'V
"And I know of no man so fitted to
socak for them as the senator- from
South Dakota." aid Wolcott, taming
his eves upon Pcfticrcw. rvho Vat close
to fiirn and who steadily returned the
gaze of his assailant. .
"Durrntt the vears I have known him."
continued Wolcott. "I never knew him
to my a kind or friehd1y word -nbout a
single person or a, single cause." i.
GREAT DAMAGE DONE.
Moscow, Ida.. Jan. 15 The water in
the Big Fotlatch is receding, but a good
part of the town j of ,Kcndrick is still
Nature planned thai infants
should have only milk for at
(east the first year of life. But
thin mills, skimmed milk, will
not nourish. It's the milk that
is rich in cream, or fat, that
does the work. This is be
cause fat is positively neces
sary for the growing body.
contains the best fai, in the
rorm of Cod-Uver Oil, fori all
. They thrive gxaStymAatts wt.
Soon they wcih more, cat more,
day better and look better. If s fust
the risht addition to thdr resylar
food. The Irypcphcsphites of Eme
and soda in tt are necessary to the
growth and formation f bone and
teeth. - J r -
At an amrfet : sot aao f f 00. J '
SCOTT & BO W I E. CaeaaMta, H Tat.
HI in Hi II I III III TTT "
tinder water. Nearly -every one in the
town is aneciea. ie stores wiu tose
thousands of dollars 4 n ruined goods, as
in many buildings, the water was waist
deep. The tracks of the Northern Pa-
jcihc railway tor' miles, between. Vol!
mer and Lewiton. are washed out. A
change of the river's course toward the
town is. said to be partly the result of
the recent train wreck. Many tons of
steel rails were -left in the river. This
caught the driftwood and lormed a dam
which diverted the channel and turned
it toward the Main street of Kendrick.
"Strange as it Jivay seetp "one of the
sorest needs of Kendrick 'is drinking
water, as the wnater works and wells are
ruined.. The -water is all muddy and
not; Jit to use. - An engine and passen
ger train lie on the sidetrack near the
depot, and can go neither forward nor
backward. - For a kng! distance the
nver now runs where the grade was
It will take in. the opinion of the rail
road men, three months to repair the
KILLED IN BATTLE.
Two Men of the Third Cavalry Victims
1 of Rebel Bullet. i
Manil-a. Jan. iS.--A troop of th-e Third
cavalry lost two men killed ami three
wounded, in an .encounteri With tlve in
surgents near San- Fernando de. La
Union, on January 12th. -
AT WALLA. WALLA
A MARION COt NTY CITIZEN VISIT
; THAT PART OF THE COUNTRY. '
Ulvra a Little Idea of How tbe Rain Kails
T lie re A Livtry Ilarn Tanbles
Into 1 Creek.
Walla Walla! (Wash.) Jan. 14 Edi
tor! Statesman: This leing Sunday
and, having no special -work in view for
the! day, thought I would pen a line
Have been in this place since Tucs-.
day. , . r -. . A :
The first of he week the wearlier was
very pleasant and the WashinRtonians
were continually impressing upon me
what a much more delightful climate
they have! here than down in "Web-
foot. : But toward he latter part of the
wccJit began to rain and it, up to Sat
urday night, discounted by far anything
weihave in okl iWcWoot. It was so
cold that tlve, rain was almost snow to
begin with, out! later" a chtnook wind
began 4o Uyw and by balurday morn
ing everythi rag was flooded. .We can
neither get ont of tow-ji nor "get mail in'.
Saturday, at t:jo p. m.. I'rof. D. L.
Dtttton. a Marion county teacher, wliom
I5cnet here, and I attended a meeting
of the Walla Walla county teachers' in
stitute held in the Baker public schoql
building. In- spite of the , inclemency
of the weather about thirty-five teachers
weie present. The reading circle work
was led by Miss P. 11. Bufr." She read
a' very rmeresting paper -ujon the life
And works of America's greatest novel
ist, i Nathaniel Hawthorne. '-.Prof. W. A.
Bcattain, Prof. -Brode. anid President
Penrose of Wlatnvan college, were
present and addressed the teachers.
During-the,day we saw a livery bam
tunible into the raging stream,' lodge
against the Sixth street bridge, form a
jam. flood the town there, take out the'
bridge and rush on to increase the al
ready swollen condition of the Colum
bia.; ; r
Ih the evening we saw the Walla
Walla nre department make a run. It
was a very tame afTair. The team on
the hose wagon is a very nice match for
the) Salem grays., The excitement ran
high over town for a few minutes, as the
possibility of a very ilisastrous confla
gration was, very great; but the damage
done was nothing extensive. 1
We passed an uneventful night and
this motiving it ii somewhat chilly, but
the; sun is shining brightly and it is a
very beautiful day.
Vyalla, Walla reminds me- much of
Salem. They have no street cars here,
butt I think more! business i-s done here
than in Salem. - ,
I ELLTON SHAW.
A STRIKE EXPECTED.
I Minot, N.! D.. ijan. 15. strike of
seriotvs proportions, is threatened by
the freight i train operatives - of the
Great Northern. ; Last night at an in
formal meeting 1 of train men held
here it was decided to go out Wcdnes"
day unless modification of -the rules to
compel - freight crews to do switching
at terminal points was granted. In
case the men gojout the entire system
will be affected, i.
I FOREIGN ATTACHES. ,
Durban, Jan." 14. All foreign mili
tary attaches arrived here this morn
ing. They will : proceed Monday to
Cape Town, where they will join Lord
THE FRENCHMAN SMILED.
"Pardon me. but why do you wear
re piece of meat oyaire your eye? in
quired the French scholar of the gov
ernor, of New York.
The lat.-er had just been illustrating
his! views on strenuous life" by receiv
ine a damaging blow from his boxing
master's fist. V
"Because of the biff, replied the gov
The Frenchman looked puzzled, i
Then he smiled. ,
"Ah. I see! he cried; "eet et z
And he gravely set it down in his
Boers Guard Well the Approaches
, to Ladysmlth
BLUCR'S EORCES ARC NOW MOVING
Reported to IleCrxMuJiic th Tnjrela' KUer
I ; to Relieve Ueaeral : White's He-.
LONDON, Jan. 16. (Tuesday 4
a. m.). General Buller's latest .au
thentic, word, as to what he and his
30,000 men are doing, was wired from
Springfield after his first forward
step.. Striving to think Out the tin
known. London is ' confused lv nr
mise and rumor', and disquieting sus
pense. Spencer Wilkinson,' the mili
tary expert of the Morning Post, as
serts that he Boer lorce in Northern
Natal is larcer thanf General Buller's
and S.ir George White's' together, so
that the Boers arc able to leave a Wrce
anv.md Ladysmilh, ' larger than that"
within the ; town., and jet t to opjxtse
General Buller with a force superior
to :his own. , ' .' .
Reports from the Boer camps afTirm
that the circle of investment has been
drawn closer by the occupation of
some hills nearer the town,, thus, liber
ating the reinforcements to - oppose
. 1 II :
vienerai tiuiier. i
The" war. pages of the great dailies
this morning are almost barren. The
yeomanry recruits arc disturbed by the
fact that they are able to get. only one
and onc-hakt companies out ofg up
wards of 1O00 applicants in the metro
politan districts. All other applicants
tall short of Jie, requirements. Ihe
provinces arc doinu! better, altlioutrh
to raise 10,000 'appears for Irom the
easy matter it did a "-fortnight ago.
Among the minor perplexities of the
war. office is a strike among the-, mili
tary tailors, which causes a delay in
f.niforming recruits. . '
Cape Town, Jan. 13. (Saturday).-
There is good reason to believe that
the statement that Sir Chas. Wartren
with tt,ooo men has gone toward Wee
nan, is correct and we may expect im
portant news shortly. Reports have
been received here that dysentery js
very rife in Ladysmith. :w
ACROSS THE TUGELA. -London,
i Jan. 16. Tlie Standard
gives prominence to the following dis
patch, dated January 13th, from Dur
ban: ' I
"A man who has just, arrived here
from Springfield says that the British
column, proceeding . to the relief of
Ladysmith, has crossed the little Tu-
gela. When he left it was facing the
Boer position on the big Tugela, and
a howitzer; was shelling the " Boer
trenches. - -
"He says also that' 270 wagons.
laden with l commissary stores, for
Ladysmith, had left rrere anl it was
expected that - the column would join
hands with General White on Monday
evening. : ' .
A dispatch to the IJaiiy Mail, dated
Saturday, January 13th, from Lorenzo
Mawpiez, says: .' ' '-
President Krucer has issrucd a pro
clamation ordering all burghers to the
Acts oe'ntly on the
and ; Bowels
r LEASES THE 5Y5TEM
jsvr we 6stiwit- MH7 o oy
(AUfeRNIA JlG rSYRVP(2..
front. .Frrsidcnt Krugcr issucl a cir
ciailar (dated January 1st, to the Boer
Commandants and burghers, urging
tluni to show more energy in the
Transvaal cause. He quotes Ps:dn.
33J verse 7; as the "God-given instnic
twwi to the. burghers, and says the
British have fixed their faith in i'salm
&X He also -quotes Psalm 80. vcrst-s
13 j and 14, and ascrts . that ho has
searched the Bible" without being able,
to ifiml any oilier niKle that can he1
followed by the Boers, mho must tight
'in itlve name of the Lord. It is .'said
there are nearly jopo British prisoners
in Pretoria." '
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i FROM FRENCH.
London Jan; 16. The . war oflice
has ! publishetl .a dispatch ; from Lord..
Roberts dated Cape Town, ; January
15. :jo p. ;in.: -'
'General 1-reuch rpports that
contiaisanCe vesterdnv (Smulav)
ed the Colesburg" road brir.
casualties. lie - returned tod,a.
Mc th non and Gatacrc there
j MARCH ING ORDERS.
J'- ,, - s
Lon!on, . JanJ 15 Major-General
Joint Frederick I Garriiigtmt, a well
known South - Afrn-an officer, until
now 'commander of tfte Belfast Riiard.
has been ordered to South Africa.. -
RENTS IN LONDON.
From $io.noo All the Way Lp to $50
j .000 Per Year for the Best
4 ' ' Houses.
Pretty nearly everylMdy understand
of course, that house rents arc very
considerably greater in London than
they j are in provincial' towns, and that
in tliic -metropolis they vay greatly, and
arc icry stiff in the regims in -whicli -sicicjly
hovers. But a writer in Tit
Bits ventures to think' that even few
Londoners have ninth idea Of the en
ormous figures -paid for the rentals of
fashionable liouses in Belitravia ami
May.fair,,or realize how few sqnare
yard) of the West' End it takes' to pro
duce! a million sterling in this way,
Nw, take, to start- with. Park. Lane,
that ihighly fashionable thorouglifare. '
It isl rather staggering' to learn (that
$50,000 a year is really not at all very
extravagant rent to pay for a gd
house in this quarterl The Iatn, sim
ple fact of the matter is, however, That
you kran not get a decent house here
for li-ss than $15,000, and even such a
one Would only have three or four bed
rooms, and, generally sjK'aking. would
not Ijiave -a greater accommodation than
a house at r $.100 'a year in the
suburbs, or-at half that price in a pro
Grpsvenor. Square and ' Bcrkch'y
Square arc renowned headquarters of
society, which pays astonishingly for
its residence there.
" Coiisider (thc former first. The whole
square comprises fewer than do Jiousos,
but.'' it is a fact that their Combined an
nual (rental is about $7o,oiiol Big ai
the rents are, fretting a house hert is
a matter of great diflictilty, and seldom
is there one to let for long,-- Nothing
can be got for less than $5000 a year,
and from lliis figure an intending (ten
ant "niay go up to $,o.noo a year. ;
Berkeley Square is likewise diflicnlt
to get into. It is ratlier.oUl fashionctj
and severe, arid the average man or
womait from the country miht nof in:
able to see anything about the houses
winch, would justify a heavy drain be
ing made Upon a tenant's iocktt.- Buti
all the same, houses here are always
at a premium, and you will not grt
much of a residence for $2500 a year,
nor yet, jso far as that goes, is tht ac
commrd.ilion very astonishing if $10,-'
000 a year is paid. 1
St. James Square -'is another ' ultra
fashionable quarter which a millionaire
michtjhave'to wait years to get into if
he disircd to live there $J 5,000 to Ijo,-
000 a jy.ear is quite; a moderate rent for
a house so situated while Norlollc
Jfoue, wliere the Duke of Norfolk re
sides, land such others as Iord Derby s
residence) at No. 33, wwuldasily ral
ize $?i,ooo a year in rent, -
Carlton I louse terrace, where ct.itos-.
men and ambassadors live, also cost
its tenants dearly; At least $jo,ooo ' a
year must be paid for anything good in"
this particular neighborhood, and Mr.
Astorjgavc more than-$300,000 when he
purchased one of the houses in the
terrace, -formerly occupied, by Lord
GranvSlle. Yet the ordinary man wotild
remark that tlic house arc- not ecn
semi-detached, and that outwardly, at
all-events,' they are far from imposing.
RIVER IS FOREVER SINGING.
Peculiarly of the : Yukon Noted by . a
Western Steamboat Captain,.
"There - i something .peculiar alKut
the Yukon river that 1 have not . heard.
of in connection with any other .stream"
said. Captain Gray, who has recently
been running boats On' the big Alas-
ka artery, to a I'ortland Ttlcgram re-portcr.i-"Front
the mouth of the Yu
kon up as far as there is any naviga
ble water the stream is constantly sing
ing. No. matter where you arc, there
is sound like that made by . escaping;
steam, i At first I used to think that
maybe it came front the boiler or en
gines. But when we were tied up at
nielit. w-ith everything cold, :the sound
thi .-mr I h.'ve mirrled m v lirain
tofind an explanation of the phenom
enon, but without avail. The singing
goes on, day and night. When you
pet up-stream some distance -you can
also hear the rocks rolling over the
In-d of the river, and this produces a
most peculiar sound."