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Marine News The steamer City of Puebla, of the Pacific Coast line, sailed for San Francisco at 9 a. m. Wednesday. She carried 65 passengers in all and a gen- eral cargo. The steamer Santa Aria, of the Kruse line, from San Francisco, passed Noah bay about 9 o'clock Wednesday morning. She wih arrive in Seattle early this evening. The steamer Kinshun Maru, of the Nippon Yusen Kaisha lines, is loading coal at the bunkers, preparatory to sailing for the Orient on the 25th inst. The schooners Robert Lewers and the Alvena arrived at Port Townsend Wednesday morning. The bark Adderly is reported on her way up the straits, bound for Seattle. The ship Oriental arrived at Port Angeles Wednesday. She is bound up the Sound for a cargo of wheat. The British ship Lavmena arrived at Port Townsend Wednesday morn- ing, bound for Seattle. The steamer Roanoke sailed Wednes- day morning for Esquimault, where she will undergo repairs. This steam- er was considerably injured in the -storm of last January by pounding against the Oregon while the two steamers were tied together at Mo- rans. = The collier steamer Wlllamette has been placed on Morans' ways for re- pairs. A fast steamer sailing 18 knots an hour, to ply between Victoria and Van- couver, has been ordered built in Eng- land for the Canadian Pacific Naviga- tion Company. The steamer will have an iron hull, a double bottom and twin screws. The British cruiser Phaeton has ar- rived at Honolulu and reports seeing nothing of the missing Condor. She will return to Victoria, continuing the search. .: The British bark Falkirk, with a cargo of wheat from Tacoma for Queenstown, sailed Thursday. The vessel has a capacity of 3,400 tons. The steamer Skagit Queen left the Ocean dock Wednesday night for points impassable by rail on account of the recent landslides on the Great Northern Railway. She carried a large crowd of passengers. The steamer Queen, of the Pacific Coast line, arrived Wednesday morn- ing from San Francisco afteF, a some- what squally passage. She carried about 20 pgssengers and a general cargo. Wlfen midway between Cape Blanco and Mendocino, the officers of the steamer sighted the derelict one- masted schooner Laura Pike. The lit- tle schooner's decks were partly below water and she was drifting helpless- ly about. The derelict is almost di- rectly in the course of Seattle and San Francisco steamers and unless a sharp lookout be kept, a collision may be the result. It is probable that some action will be taken to remove the dangerous floater. ACCIDENT FIGURES. Interesting Facts Gathere, d by An Insurance M,art. "Accklents form an •interesting study," .recently said the agent of an insurance company which paid out something like $1,000,000 last year to the victims of mishaps, "and an investigation of indemnity claims re- veals many astonishing facts. During 1901 my company cashed nearly 15,000 policies. But this is not the surpris- ing part of the history of the year's business; it is the vocation of the claimants and the manner in which they were injured. Manual labor and trades caused the larger number of claims, 7,303, thus confirming the nat- ural impression that working with the hands or in connection with machin- ery includes the greatest exposure to hurt. But exposure does not end here, for 1,387 cases arose with pedes- trians. A minute classification wmfld entail too mucl] time. So it must be assumed that these unfortunates slipped on some unstable substance, or collided with various objects, or were touched by some one of the thousand perverse animates or inan- imates, for the variety of the causes of accidental injuries is one of the aotable facts of the insurance busi- ness. Horse and vehicle come next as a cause for hurt, with 1,115 cases. Steam railways and ships hurt only 305; sports and recreattons--a very serious matter they are--hurt 520; the bicycle is becoming less obstreperous or is declining in use, for it hurt only 299; there were 501 persons who had 'something in my eye' which was not grateful there; 630 persons were scal- ded or burned; 105 were hurt by ex- plosions of firearms, and 92 were bit- ten by animals. There is no safety in the fact, it appears, that one does not travel much, for 750 persons were hurt in the office or the store. There is no place like home, but it is not the safest place, after all, for 1,080 cases --the fourth in order of number--oc- curred 'at home."--Galveston News. Shanghaied. We are familiar wlth the word "shanghai," knowing that to be "shanghaied" is to be rendered insen- sible and shipped for a cruise by per- sons desiring to obtained fraudulent- ly any advance money offered by agents. To be "Changhaied" is to be yd up and interrogated impertinent- as Li Hung Chang had a habit of treating those whom he met in foreign lands. You might call it "Lihung- changhaled," but "Changhaied" is am- ple. Lexicographers, editorial depart- meats of all dictionaries, take notice! w libet's Mysterious Ruler Pilgrims Received Daily by the Grand Lama. A great deal of mystery has always surrounded the personality of the Da- lai Lama of Tibet. Hundreds of pil- grims from Tibet, Mongolia and China are permitted every day to pay hem- age to him, but any unbeliever who should attempt to enter his presence would do so at the risk of his life. tendants to the throne where each in his turn stands face to face with the Dalai Lama. "Guards, who are very conspicuous for their tall stature, enter the hall on either side of the line of pilgrims. The guards are provided with long whips and it is their duty to prevent anything unseemly from occurring. "The Dalai Lama makes a distinc- tion between the pilgrims according to the value of the presents they bring him. Those who come without any gift receive, indeed the benediction as well as the others, but they depart without the special honors conferred upon those who bring gifts. Some of- fer gold, silver or copper plate en- graved with a design of the universe in accordance with Buddhistic ideas; A Buddhist priest of Kalmuk origin others may offer a silk scarf or only and a subject of Russia has at last had a little tea or rice. the temerity to write an account of "It was on the morning of the third his reception by the Grand Lama. This man, whose name is Baza-Bak-day of the month of the dog that l went out from Lhasa to Norbu-Linka. chi, made the pilgrimage to Lhasaii found the pilgrims already assem- about three years ago from his home bled to the number of 300 or 400. near Astrakhan, at the north end of "I was introduced into the hall be- the Caspian sea. The Sun has ah'eady referred to fore most of them for my hands were the book which he wrote on his re- full of presents. I was escorted in :urn home, which has been translated front of the throne on which was seat- from Kalmuk into Russian. The book ed Dalai Lama. My attendant told contains a description of the capital me to kneel and salute the great king of Tibet and gives an account of the by touching my forehead.:three timds priest's visit to the Grand Lama or to the floor. the Dalai Lama, as he is distinctively "After I tad done ,so I arose and called, for there are two Grand Lamas, presented the gold plate which the both of whom are supposed to be re- _ ............................................ so-Peril ]'n knowledged as the head of the Budd- I hist Church throughout Tibet, Mon- golia and China. He has no supreme- the Rigger' over his coreligionists in Japan, and k) cy, according to Prof. Rhys Davids, even in China there are many Budd- hists who are practically not under his control or influence. The same authority tells how the Grand Lama is chosen. When either the Pantshen Lama or the Dalai La- ma dies, it is necessary for the sur- vivor to determine in whose body the celestial being whose outward form has been dissolved, has been pleased again to incarnate himself. For that purpose the names of all the male children born just after the death of the deceased Grand Lama, are laid before the survivor. He choses three out of the whole number; their names are thrown into a golden casket provided for that purpose by a former Emperor of China. The abbots of the great monasteries then assemble, and after a week of prayer, the lots are drawn in their presence and in the presence of the surviving Grand Lama and of the Chinese political resident. The child whose name is first drawn is the fu- true Grand • Lama; the two others re- ceive each of them 500 pieces of sil- ver and are returned to their parents. --N. Y. Sun. Trade Work Involving Risk of Rotten Spars and Worn Ropes. • A great vessel with torn and be- draggled rigging, bound home from a long cruise, was sailing slowly toward New York. A hundred miles off San- dy Hook a fast sea-going tug picked up the vessel and hastened to her as- sistance. The captain of the battered vessel, hailing through a megaphone over a hundred yards of water, diag- nosed his ship's case. "Tug, ahoy! When you get to New York notify Jones, the rigger, that we dock at Wilson's stores, and we "/rant a new foremast and new rigging throughout." "Yes, yes; we'll look out for you," hails back the tug, which immediately puts back at full speed for'ew York. Within a few hours the dilapidated vessel has been towed rapidly up the harbor and warped into her dock. A1- incarnations of two of the desciples of Buddha when he was upon earth. The Pantschen Lama is theoret- ically the spiritual successor of the great founder of the faith, but practi- cally the Dalai Lama has the supre- macy, owing to his residence at the capital. He is called the great king, while the other Grand Lama ts known as the great teacher. Some how or other, the Dalai Lama always dies young. At least, no writer who has ever visited Lhasa has ever spoken of him as anything more than a boy. Col. Holdich has said that the Dalai Lamas of Tibet are invariably chil- dren, and that they die as those die whom the gods love. Manning, who visited Lhasa in 1811 in the guise of a Hindu doctor, said the Dalai Lama was a well educated, princely child about 7 years old. Father Huc wrote in 1846 that the Dalai Lama was then 9 years of age. The Hindu,.Nain Sing, wrote that in 1866 the Grand Lama was a fair and 4 handsome boy of 13 years, entirely dominated by the Gyalpo or temporal ruler of Lhasa. There seems, accordingly, to be a new Dalai Lama every few years, and it would be interesting to know why it is that they never reach mature years. Montgomerle has rather dark- ly hinted that: "Grand Lamas are made to go through their transmigra- tions very rapidly, the intervals be- ing probably in inverse proportion to i the amount of trouble they give to the Gyalpo." Chandra Des, another Indian ex- plorer who pretended to be a Budd- hist, was the latest authority on the Grand Lama till the Kalmuk Baza-Bak- chi, wrote his book. Chandra wrote of him as "a child of 8 with bright and fair complexion and rosy cheeks. His eyes are large and penetrating, the shape of his face remarkably Ar- yan though marred by the obliquity of his eyes. "The thinness of his person was probably due to the fatigue of court ceremonies and to the religious duties and ascetic observances of his estate. A yellow mitre covered his head and its pendant lappets hid his ears; a yellow mantle draped his person and he sat cross-legged with joined palms." It is a curious fact that Baza-Bakchi, :the latest observer to see the Dalai Lama, fails to describe the appearance of the boy who is now in that exalted position; he compensates for the strange omission, however, by giving the first details yet published of the ceremony of presentation at the daily receptions which this Grand Lama gives to the pilgrims who are con- stantly flocking to the holy city. When Baza-Bakchi was in Lhasa the Dalai Lama was not in his famous temple-palace on the sacred hill of Po- tala, for he had gone to his summer place, Norbu-Linka, a charming abode in the midst of a park a few miles west of Lhasa. Thither the stream of pilgrims was pouring and the cere- mony of presentation there is said to be identical with that at Petals. The quaintness of Baza-Bakchl's short account can scarcely be repro- duced from the Russian version from which the following has been trans- lator for The Sun. As far as known it is the only report of the Kalmuk narrative that has yet been turned into English: "The Dalai Lam/' writes Baza- Bakchi, "receives, every day, all the pilgrims who have arrived in the holy city to pay him their homage: The audiences are usually given at 9 o'- clock in the morning, everybody from the nobles to the common people, be- ing privileged to attend. "At the time appointed for the au- dience the Dalai Lama enters the large hall and takes his seat on a throne that is about five feet in height. As soon as he t seated about 200 functionaries, half of them officials in t SCENES ON THE WHITE PASS & YUKON RAILWAY. Dalai Lama deigned to accept with his own hands. He immediately passed] it on to a servant who was standing, quite near. "I added to this offering the follow- ing articles, each of which the great king received and passed on to the servant a bourkhane (an image of the Lamanite divinity), a sacred book, a sourbourgan (a commemora- tive medal), 1.5 lans of white silver (about $5) and a gold coin of our own Russian Czar. Then  waited to re- ceive his blessing and the great king deigned to place his hands on my head in token of the benediction• "Then I was escorted a little to the right, where stood a pilgrim who had preceded me. A monk held out his hand to me which I kissed; anoth- er was braiding pieces of yellow and red silk which he sanctified with his breath and waved to us. FOOLED THE BEGGAR. They are telling a good story on John W. Gates. It is that the other night he had eluded the swarm of beg- gars that hover around the Holland House, the Waldorf-Astoria, Dolmen- ice's and Sherry's. Later he was ac- costed by a particularly insolent beg- gar, so very daring and aggressive that he promised to be interesting. Mr. Gates dug down in his pocket, jin- gled some coins and pulled out aquar. ter. This he gave to the beggar. "You're a nice one, you are," said the mendicant. "You'd spend that many dollars for a luncheon, and you give a man in hard luck that chiqken feed." "Excuse me," said Mr. Gates, "Give me that back." He reached into his pocket as if to draw out a larger coin, and the beggar expectantly handed the quarter back. though it is 5 o'clock of a winter's evening, she is immediaely boarded by several self.contained-looking men, who go about her rapidly testing her ropes, examining the spars and esti- mating "how much she needs." It is 6 before a bargain has been struck between her captain and the contracting rigger. This done, the vessel becomes at once the scene of tremendous activity. A lighter carrying "a huge derrick comes alongside and makes fast. A clamor of shouted orders fills the alr, The ]'ate of mortality is too far on the wrong side of the balance. Rear-Admiral Kimberly, who has just died at West Newton in his 72d year, lad a long and worthy career, entering the navy as midshipman in 1846, and being retired on his 62d birthday, April 2, 1892. His first ser- vice was in suppressng the slave trade along the African coast; ifls work iu the civil war was in comlnond of Far- ragut's flagship the Hartford, at Port Hudson and Mobile; and his most remarkable services were as rear-admiral on the Pacific station, during which he showed marked dig- nity and ability while Germany .was making things as unpleasant as pos- sible in relation to Samoa. It was then that occurred the hurricane in Apia harbor, in which his flagship, the Trenton, and the Vandalla, were destroyed, and the Nipsic driven ashore. One of the most thrilling and picturesque of incidents was Admiral Kimberley's assembling the Trenton's band on deck to play "God Save the Queen" as the British cruiser Calliope steamed out of the harbor to the open sea and safety, and the crew of the Trenton eheered the splendid seaman- ship of the Calliope's performance. "When I first became acquainted with the railroad business," said Mr. Carnegie, in˘ recent talk to a rail- road Young :Men's Christian associa- tion audience. "no one could ride from Philadelphia to Pittsburg by rail. By means of some miles of staging be- ween the two points, and a climb over the mountains by ten inclined planes, the passenger was enabled to reach Philadeli)hia by rail. The rails on the mountains were iron, in 14-foot lengtbs, imported from England, ly- ing on hugh blocks of stone, although the line passed through the woods and ties would have cost but little. I was receiving the enormous salary of $25 a month then, and Thomas A. Scott, the superintendent, offered me $35 a month to become his secretary and telegrapher. Mr. Scott received $125 a month--J1500 a year--and my won- der was what a man could do with so much money." Secretary Hay's spelling of the word "honor" as " honour," in the invi- tations to his daughter's wedding, is exciting some discussion. No one else in tbis country would be likely to write "honour," except Prof. Barrett Wendell of Harvard. "Honour" is the English way; "honor" is the Ameri- can way. A choice between the two spellings, however, can hardly be made a test of a man's Americanism, for a patriot of the very first diameter might take a fancy to "hononr" for literary or esthetic reasons, having to do either with looks or sound. "Honor," however, is so thoroughly Americanized that Secretary Hay should beware of interpolating the British "u" in his diplomatic dispatch- es. He can write "honour" in his pri- vate correspondence to his heart's content; but, officially as well as by common usage, this country should have nothing save honor in its record. JOHNNY'S LOGICAL CONCLUSION. Little Johnny had been gazing thoughtfully at his book of animal pictures when he suddenly called out: "Say, pa, does it cost much to feed a lion ?" "Yes." "How much ?" "Oh, a lot of money." "A wolf would make a good meal for a lion, wouldn't it, paT' "Yes, I guess so." "And a fox would be enough for i the wolf, wouldn't it?" "Yes, yes." *'And a fox could make a meal off a hawk, oh, paT' "I suppose so." "And the hawk would be satisfied with a sparrow?" "Of course." "And a big spider would be a good meal for the sparrow, wouldn't it, pa? --wouldn't it, paT' "Yes, yes." "And a fly would be enough for the spider?" "Sure." "And a drop of molasses would be all the fly would want, wouldn't it?" "O's, stop your chatter." "But wouldn't it, paT' "Yes." "Well, pa, couldn't a man keep a lion more'n a year on a pint of mo- lasses ?" But Just at this point it was discov- ered that it was time for little Johnny to go to bed.--Salt Lake Herald. Queer Doctor in 'Frisco. A correspondent, writing from San Francisco, says: "A California hotel manager iS anxious to learn the where- abouts of Dr. M. A. Frey of New York, who arrived here on January 9 with several big trunks and said he would spend some time in San Francisco for his health. He remained two weeks and during that time wore a now and the Government and half monks from the monasteries, take their places, a hundred to the right and a hundred to the left of the throne. "Then the pilgrims and other de- votees, who have been formed in line outside, begin to file into the hall. up the lines of at- different suit of clothes morning, af- ternoon and evening every day. He had good letters of introduction and the piercing glow of searchlight il- obtained cards to clubs. At the end lumines the rigging, and in the glow of the first week the hotel bill wu of that radiance thirty-odd black fig- ,resented, but the doctor paid no at- ures clamber up the masts, disperse tention. The same procedure marked themselves along the yards and the end of the second week. Then, ropes, and begin a performance that on the night of January 23, when the makes one think of a swarm of huge doctor returned, he found his room spiders busy with their strange arch- locked, and was informed he could not have his trunks till he Ilald the bill. itecture. They are the ship riggers at He departed, and ha not been seen work. at the hotel since. His wardrobe ts "Then the other pilgrim and myself Mr. Gates put it in his pocket, re- Along the waterfront they have a worth easily $600, and as his bill is were placed before Dalai Lama again marking that it would be useful for a proverb illustrative of a forlorn hope. only about $50 for room rent, the hotel and were honored with being permit- tip and walked into the lobby of the "About as good a chance as a ship people are puzzled to know why he does not redeem his fashionable tog- ted tO taste the tea and rice of which Waldorf-Astoria. ; rigger has with a life insurance com- gew. He told one friend that he wam .he had partaken. This ended the core- According to the story the beggar pany," they say. For the insurance tim private physician of a big eastern mony as far as we were concerned." now takes his hat off every time he companies do not hanker to write pol- railroad magnate.--National Hotel Re-; This boy whom the Kalmuk sees Mr. Gates. lcles for men who follow this trade. 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