IT 11 USBAND AND SONS KO DANGER OF FAMINE Portland Man Says There is Enough Food in Dawson. RETURNED KLONDIKERS. .Should not be permitted by their Wives and Mothers to go uninsured. Insurance is a cash appraisement and finaucial acknowledge ment of a valuable life. H. G. COLTON, Manager Massachusetts Mutual Iife STATEMENT OF C. J. CHRISTIE He left Dawion City November S3, After a Stay of Five Weeks Some Work doing On. Portland, Or.. Jan. 8i "There is no 312 and 313 Chamber cf Commerce TOllTLAND tp" Write me for Rates. ; ...The Most Desirable Suburb... ADJOINING OREGON CITY AND PRACTICALLY A PART OF IT. IT is all within one mile of the center of the city and is con , nected by an improved plank road. Healthy location, fine view, good air, soil, water and drainage and a first-class public school adjoining. With all the advantages of the city and but a 1 5 minutes walk to to the business houses, makes this a very desirable place of residence and bound to grow in popularity. , Choice Lots ready for the garden from $100 to $150 on easy monthly installments with liberal discount to home build ers. Call on or address. . ' , T. L. CIIABJIAN, Trustee, Charman Bros.' Block ku-"mrttt' R0 82 T0 50 EV ARE lr jjj'in 11 1 11 iNERS'HUNTER5 MM mStimk Favorite'-"" mmm tM'fi&i " Winchester ammunition; vsed 'st' ' , . n kWlKCHESTER4?EPEATING TO THE GIVES THE CHOICE OF TWO TRANSCONTINENTAL ROUTES GREAT KORTHEPH RT. VIA SPOKANE, MINNEAPOLIS, ST. PAUL AND CHICAGO." SHORT LIKE. VIA SALT LAKE, DENVER, OMAHA AND KANSAS CITY. T.OWKHT KATES TO ALL EASTERN CITIES. Trill n 1 arrive and depart from Portland ai follows! Leave for the Kant via Huntington dally, 9 :00 p. m. Arrive from East " " " 7:20 p.m. Leave for the HaBt via Spokane dally, 2:110 p.m. Arrive from East " " " 12:60p.uiJ EAST AND SOUTH VfA The Shasta Route OF THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC CO. Express Trains Leave Portland Daily. South. I I North. 6:00p.M. I Lt Portland Ar 9:80a.M 6:52 P. N. I Lv Oregon City Lv 8:40A. 7:4tii.ii. Ar 8an FranciBCO Lv 8:00 p. II The above trains stop at all stations betweer Portland and Salem, Turner, Marion, Jeffer son. Albany, Tangent, Shedds, Halaey, Harris. burg, Junction City, Irving, Eugene. Creswell, Cottage Grove, Drains, and all illations from Uoseuurg to Ashland, Inclusive. ROSBCRG MAIL DAILY. 9:30a. K. , Lv Portland Ar4:80F.ll 5:27A.M. Lv Oregon City Lv S:36p.m 8.20 P.M. I Ar Koseburg Lv I 7; 0 a ' DINING CARS ON OGPEN ROUTE. PULLMAN BUFFET SLEEPERS AND SECOND-CLASS SLEEPING CARS Attached to all Through Trains. West Side Division, Between PORTLAND and CORVALLiS MAILTBAIM DAILYIIXCBPT8UNDAY.) 7:80 A.M. I Lv Portland Ar5:MP.M 12:1P.M. Ar Corvallls Lvl:05P.M At Albany and Corvahis connect with train of Oregon Central & Eastern R. R. IXPBKSB TRAIN DAILY (EXCJCPTBUNDAY.) 1:80 P. M. I Lv Portland Ar8:25A.M 7.80 P.M. Ar McMinnville Lt 5:SOA.M 8:80 P.M. I Ar Independence Ly:60A.M Direct connection at 8an Francisco with Occidental and Oriental and Pacific Mail Steamship Lines for JAPAN AND CHINA. Sailing dates on applicstion. Rates and tickets to eastern points and Europe also JAPAN, CHINA, HONOLULU and AUSTRALIA, can be obtained from E. E. BOYD, Agent, Oregon City R. KOEHLER, C. H. MARKHAM, Manager, Asst. F. A P. Agent Portland, Or. Portland, Or. likelihood of starvation at Dawson City this winter, A few may be pinched a lit tie before the river opens; buno one will actually suffer fi'om hunger." The foregoing statement of C. J. ChriBtie, who left Dawson City Novem ber 23, and reached Portland yesterday, corroborates recent preBS dispatches. Mr. Christie, with a party of four other men and a woman, made the trip out from Dawson City in 23 days, whioh lie says is the record. He left Portland on the first trip of the Elder, and spent five weeks at Dawson. "When I left Dawson," he said, "everybody was comfortably fixed for the winter, so far as provisions were concerned. When the boats of the transportation companies were stuck, down the Yukon, the companies fur nished transportation down the river for all that wished to go. To those who had money they sold provisions; to those who had no money, they gave work, which would enable them to buy what supplies they needed. Of course, this made fewer mouths to feed. Then many became frightened by early re ports of a probable famine, and, selling their provisions, came out over the ioe. This, of course, added to the supplies at Dawson. "I found, when I reached there, Oc tober 18, that there was really a great deal of a scare. Reports had been spread by men who came out early that there were more supplies than needed, and this led to the fear that none would be brought in. This very panic led many to leave tne country, ana still further provided against famine. Everything was going along smoothly when I came out. Bonanza, Eldorido and Hunker creeks are all be ing worked for all they are worth, and the rich claims ari all and -more than have been reported., I have prospected a great deal and seen many rich finds, but Dawson City is the richest mining camp I ever saw. Numerous new dis coveries are made right along. When I loft, the Holmes boys, of Albina, had struck a claim from whioh it is said thev were taking out an ounce to the pan. "We had no difficulty coming out, though the ice is 'up-ended' in the river, and it is the roughest place im aginable. The anchor ice which formed in the bottom of the stream lias risen in great masses, and is piled in all kinds of fantastic shapes. "There were six of us in the party one woman and five strong, hardy men. We used dogs to transport our freight. I had cached provisions along the way, as I went in with the expectation of coining out immediately, and these were a great aid to us. Once or twice we had to buy a little food for the dogs. We went right up the Yukon and over Chilkoot summit to Dyea. The tem perature fell sometimes as low as 65 degrees below zero, but I didn't suffer from the cold as much as I would with it 5 below here." Christie purchased several olaims while in Dawson for himself and his partners in Portland. He will return to Dawson as soon as he can make ar rangements to do so. ROBINSON'S RECOMMENDATION They Confirm the Stories of a Scarcity of Provisions. i' Port Townsend, Wash., Jan. 4. Forty-five Klondikers arrived tonight on the steamer Corona, from Skagway and Dyes. They brought no late news, as all of them left Dawson previous to November 25. In reference to the food situation, they, confirm the stories of last week's arrivals that there will be no famine this winter, although provi sions are scarce. It will be necessary, however, they think, to get supplies in early in the spring, as the stock on hand will be pretty well exhausted by the time the Yukon opens for naviga tion. Among those coming from Dawson were Dr. Van Sant, of Peoria, 111.; Allen R. Joy, of Portland, Or., and A. E. Murphy and James E. Kelly, of Helena, Mont. The trip out waB a very hard one, on account of the extreme cold, the ther mometer ranging 50 to 70 below. At Lake TagiBh, several parties were caught in a snow storm. The ice along the river is piled up as high as 15 feet, and only the best dog teams can get over it. Many outfits which started down in boats were met along the river, frozen in, where they will have to remain until the ice goes out. A party of mounted polioe, with 16 horses and 20 tons of provisions, were met along the river, on the way down to the ,Big Salmon, where Major Walsh is waiting for them. John Kill, of Seattle, one of the party arriving on the Corona, was robbed at Fort Selkirk, November 80, of $8,500 worth of gold dust, the pro ceeds of a cattle sale at Dawson last summer. J. B. Elmore, of Idaho, and G. W. F. Johnson, of Juneau, were arrested on the charge of having stolen the gold, but were discharged after ex. amination bv Judge McGuire. The town couniol of. Skagway has FRUITGROWERS' CONVENTION. Annual Meeting to Be Held In Portland January 11, l'i and 13, 1898. WEEKLY MARKET LETTER. adopted a set of resolutions protesting against the abolishments the subport of Dyea. The resolutions sot forth that the duty collected Binoe the estab lishment of the port amounts to $5,000, and that the revenue to be derived in i the next 12 months will probably ex ceed $20,000. People are pouring into Skagway and Dyea on every steamer. Hotels and lodging-houses are taxed to their full capacity-. If the Influx continues at the present rate, accomodations will be out of the question within two weeks, it is thought. The trails across the mountains are not in good condition at present, owing to rains and warm weather on the coast and deep snows on the summit. The estimates of the amount of gold brought down on the Corona differ widely. They range all the way from $100,000 to $500,000. Dr. Van Sant and party of eight are said to have $80,000. AMERICAN FLAG BURNED. Ocean Steamers Leave Portland Every B Days SAN FRANCISCO. Steamers Monthly from Portland to Yokohama and Hong Kong, via the Northern Pacific Steamship Co., in con nection with the O. R. St N. For further information call on O. R. & N. Agent, F. E. DONALDSON, Oregon City, Oregon. W. H. HURLBURT, Gen. Passenger Agent, Portland, Oregon WASTED TRUSTWORTHY AND ACTIVE gentlemen or ladles to travel for responsible established house in Oregon. Monthly mi and menses. Position steady. Reference, En close self addressed stamped envelope. The Dominion Company, Dept. Y. Chicago. WANTED TRUSTWORTHY AND ACTIVE entlemsn or ladies to travel fur responsible, established bouse la Oregun. Monthly f6i U0 and ei peases. Position steady. Referenda, Sncloi elf-addressed stamped envslope. The Dominion Company, Dept. Y, Caicago. OREGON CITY TRANSPORTATION CO 'J Str. Altona Will Make Dally Trips Between OREGON CITY and PORTLAND Leaving Portland for Salem and way landings at (1:45 a. m., and Oregou City at about 8 p. Bays wKt'-Hf . 60 YEARS' . t, EXPERIENCE Mi Dawson Can Easily Be Reached by Taking gkaguyy Trail. Washington, Jan. 8. Seoretary Al ger has received two reports from Cap tain Robinson, the contract quartermas ter at Seattlo, touching the respective merits of the differnet trails from the seaboard into the Klondike country. He made a thorough inquiry at the di rection of the seoretary, and in sub stance his conclusions, reached after conference with Jack Dalton and other experts, is that the Dalton trail is not well adapted to the uses of the govern ment expedition during the winter, but that the Skagway route is probably the best. The captain says he has had an interview with one man who claims to have 70,000 pounds of beef stored at Lake Bennett which he is willing to sell at $1 a pound. The same man says he has 10,000 pounds of corn and 20 or 80 horses at the same place, with which he proposes to organize a sled train into Dawson. Captain Robinson says himself that his opinion is that the difficulty of reaching Dawson has been very much exaggerated, and that a good army officer could make his way with an expedition. Montana horses should be used. The Act of Drunken British Flunkies on the St. Louis. New York, Jan. 4. The World says: Captain William G. Randle and Chief Officer Beckwith, of the American line steamship St. Louis, which arrived in port yesterday, spent muoh of their time during the trip across the Atlantic investigating a story which made every American on board indignant. The story relates to the burning of an American flag by British stewards, who were on-the steamer during the passage. The investigation has been nearly oompleted, ami itwasannounoed on board the St. Louis that as a result several members of the crew ill be discharged from the service of the American line today. The burning of the flag occurred on Christmas day, at the dinner of, the stewards. One of the stewards lighted a matoh and held it to the American flag. "Burn it," some of the stewards are said to have shouted. Then followed a general tumult. The Stars and Stripes were burning from every corner. "The matter is still under investiga tion," said Second Officer Campbell. "I am sorry that the matter should be come public. It was simply the act of a lot of drunken flunkies. Action will be taken tomorrow." The arrangements for the meeting of the Northwestern Fruitgrowers' Asso ciation, for the state of Oregon, Idaho, Washington and British Columbia, which will be held in Porltand, January 11, 12 and 13, 1898, are well under way. The committees upon whom the suo- cess of this meeting depends are: Executive committee Buell Larn- berson, chairman; Hqnry E. Dosch, secretary-treasurer; H. M. Williamson, L. M. Spiegel, Alfred Tucker and Frank Lee. Transportation A. H. Devers, H. R. Lewis and T. D. Honeyman. Finance L. M." Spiegel, Edward Hughes, David At. Dunne, J. H. Hazel- tine and, Mark Levy. Exhibit F. H. Page, John A, Bell, W. F. Carroll, Mark Levy, M. L. Har vey, and one from each county and fruit district within the territory cov ered by the association. Arrangements C. V. Coper, H. M. Williamson, Frank Lee, E. C. Masten and Alfred Tucker. Chairman Buell Lamberson and Sec retary Henry E. Dosch of the executive committee, will act as ex-offloio mem bers of the sub-committees. The meetings heretofore held by this association at Walla Walla and North Yakima were very successful, being not alone profitable to those at tending the meetings, but beneficial to the entire fruit interests. Representa tive men from far and near were pres ent to discuss the various phases of the growing industry. The foregoing committees are fully alive to the situation and are now ac tively at work to make it surpass any of the prior meetings held. Already many letters have been received by the chairman and secretary from various cities within the limits of the associa tion, as well as fiom other states, from St. Paul, Omaha and Chicago, asking about reduced transportation rates. The transportation oompanies with the usual courtesy extended to this as sociation, have made the rate on the Northern Paoific, Great Northern, and r ! - 1 , i!.U union raciuc lines, one unu uiie-ium fare; and on the Southern Paoifio line one and one-third fare for the round trip. The apparent difference of rates is caused by the Southern Pacifio's low er tariff rate, it being only four cents per mile as against a five-cent per mile rate of the other companies, ihey nave also expressed a willingness to trans port all legitimate exhibits of fruits, both fresh and evaporated, trees, etc, free of oharge. Such exhibits should be carefully labeled, packed and shipped to Buell Lamberson, 180 Front street, Portland, on or before January 6. The programme, which is now being arranged and will be published later, will cover all the qustions pertaining to the fruit interests, notably the ship ping of fresh truitB to Eastern markets at a profit to the grower. This will be thoroughly discussed, especially the charges by refrigerator oar companies which must be adjusted on a live-and let-live basis. Office of Downing, Hopkins & Co., Chicago Board of Trade Brokers, 7U-7H Chamber oi Com merce Building, Portland, Oregon. WRITTEN IN BLOOD. to 1 radk marks Design Copvrioht Ac. Anvone sending a sketch and description may quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an inrentlon Is probably patentable. Coninmnlra ttoas strictly confidential. Handbook on Pal enu sent free. Oldest airenoy for semiring pateuu, Paienu taken through Munn A Co. recelvA fprafaU not It, without ensrae. In the Scientific Hmcrican. A handtomely Ulntratwl wotklr. I,anrrt rlr eu latum of an? rentldc 1ournl. Trit). 3 ynv : fowr month, f L Bold by til nwidM.lra. MUNN & Co B-'. New York Branca OOoe, OS t Bt, Washington, D. C. Pilot Steamer Smith Belied. Mobile, Ala., Jan. 8. The Pensa- cola pilot steamer Smith, supposed to be engaged in a filibustering expedi tion, was seized today by agents of the treasury department. A crew from the revenue cutter Seward went'aboard the steamer tonight, and a gang' of men is transferring her coal from one bunker to another in search of contraband cargo. Pensioners In the Postotrlce. Washington, Jan. 8. The postofflce department has ruled that an ex-Union soldier (flawing a pension under the dependent pension law may be reinstat ed in a position he formerly occupied in the service. The case arose in ac cordance with the employment of a veteran in the postofflce. In order to secure a pension under the dependent pension act, he must swear that he is without means of support and is unable to do manual labor. Desperate Attempt of an Embesiler Commit Suicide. Savannah, Ga., Jan. 4. Mac Ma brav, the embezzling agent of the Southern Express Company, at Bruns wiok, Ga., who' was captured here Sat urday, attempted to commit suicide in his cell in the polioe station during the night. This morning lie was found lying in a pool of blood. He was un consicious, and was at first thought to be dead. He had opened an artery in his wrist with a penknife, lie wai taken to a hospital, where he is kept under guard. The physicians say he will reoover In a day or two. Before he became too weuk to move, Mabray smeared his open hand with the blood and stamped the imprint of the hand on the wall of his cell. Un derneath he wrote in blood with his finger, "Southern Express Company, December 10, 1897," the date he com mitted the robbery, and below he drew a skull and crossbones in blood. Bread Klots In Slelly. Rome, Jan. 4. The Tribtina reports that bread riots have occurred in the province of Girgeteni, Sicily. The rioters fired upon and looted the mu nicipal buildings. The troops have been called out. Rash and Door Plant llnrned. Buffalo, Jan. 4. The sash and door plant and planing mill of J. Hamilton & Co. was burned tonight, with an im mense stock of lumber. The total loss is $120,000, the insurance $70,000. Frtiit went to waste in California orchards because the growers could not get men to pick it. Yet the state is overrun with tramps. ' Gray's Harbor Lumber Shipments. That the Gray's harbor country has enjoyed a fair degree of prosperity dur ing the year 1897 is shown by the for eign lumber shipments as compared with those of 1890, the inorease being nourly 800 per cent. In 1890, only 11 vessels with lumber sailed from that harbor for foreign ports, the aggregate amount of lumber being 8,400,000 foot, while during the present year 23 ves sels cleared from Gray's harbor, carry ing 10,649,000 feet of lumber, valued at $110,000. Of the 22 vessels clearing for foreign ports from Gray's harbor during the present year, 16 6f them loaded at the mills in Aberdeen 14 at the West & Slade mill, with cargoes amounting in the aggregate to 5 828, feet, and two at Wilson Bros. & Co.'s mill, whoso cargoes aggregated 975,000. The E. K.Wood mill at Hoqniam, shipptJd four cargoes foreign, 2,782,000 feet, and the Northwestern Lumber Company two cargoes, aggregating 1,000,000 feet. Most of this lumber went to Mexi can ports, although Honolulu received several cargoes, while Africa, New Caledonia, Australia, and Porn each reoeived one cargo. At the present time the mills have orders for foreign cargoes of lumber, and the owners an- ticinate that the 1898 foreign trade will groatly exceed that of 1897. Northwest Notes. The presiding elders of the Methodist Episcopal church, comprising all the elders in tho Paoifio Northwest, will hold a convention in Spokane on the 11th, 12th and 18th of January, 1898. Bishon Cranston, of Portland, will preside. A loggor at Seaside, Or., says that he proposes to put in 9,000,000 feet of logs before the end of the freshet season next year. The timber will lie taken from the Soothan, Brauker, Eberman, Gearhart and Starr places, near Iloli day Park. Hop in Yakima seem to be a drug on the market, notwithstanding high Quotations elsewhere. Local buyers say that choice grades can easily find gale at 13j cents, but they maintain that only one or two choice lots remain in the valley, and that the best of the poorer qualities loft are not worth more than from 9 to 10 uentft. B. M. Poise, of fiuver, Benton conn ty. Or., sold his hop crop, 8,3(55 Bounds. last week. Three-fourths of it went for 9 cents. nd the 'remain der for 5 cents a poind. John Patter son, of the same neighborhood, has shipped, on consignment, about 10,000 pounds, receiving a cash advance of 1 cents lor best, ana 6 cents per pound for second quality. George Ruth, of fiuver, has sold about 12,000 pounds at 12i cents. Mr. Pulse has begun the cultivation of bis nine-acre yard for next year. What will Leiter do with his wheat, iB the question that is evidently bother ing traders more than it is him. Ho has about 8,000,000 bushels cash wheat. He is also long about 4,000, 000 bushels May. He has wheat enough to make him the power in the market, and it depends upon how he handlos it as to the extent of his profit or loss. If trade falls off he will be forced to keep the market alive, as he did during October and November, by trading on both sides. If outside speculation increases he will certainly have the best of it. There is a largo shortage in May, which gives him a chance to scalp the market on a liberal scale to his profit. There is talk of trade getting into July, and leaving May alone. This might help the short sellers by prolonging the time of de livery, but figuring on the probable stocks, the chances for large supplies by the last of July are decidedly poor for a bear. Were the trade to switch, to September and leave the intervening months alone, Leiter would be left with his oash and May in a position where it would not be easy to swing a large line at a profit, and the wheat might have to be shipped out to find a market for it. All these questions are being discussed by the traders and nearly, every one has a different theory. Those who Btand between the specu lator and consumer, the cash handlers and the milkers, are almost to a man bullish on wheat, and are talking higher prices, some predicting $1.25 for May. Armour and Weare expect that Leiter will win out in good Bhape. They figure on the milling demand reaching such proportion that, com bined with the export business, it will absorb the stocks so readily in the sea son that the cash holders can dictato prices. The question of supply and de mand becomes a factor. This, .how ever, has not always in the past been a bonefit to the bulls. Last'winter and spring the cash detnand was heavy,, stocks were light, but the visible wast 2,000,0000 bushels more than at pres ent. Millers bought the wheat readily and decreased prices steadily, but in the face of the reduction prices did not respond, owing to the lack of specula tion. A supply and demand market is gonerally a slow affair, and it may not be an exception this year. . Portland Market. Wheat Walla Walla, 74 75c; Val ley and Bluestem, 77 78c per buphel. Four BeBt grades, $4.25; graham, $3.40; superfine, $2.25 per barrel. Oats Choice white, 8530c; choice gray, 83 34c per bushel. Barley Feed barley, $1920; brew ing, $20 per ton. Millstiffs Bran, $17 per ton; mid dlings, $21; shorts, $18. Hay Timothy, $12.50 13; clover, $10 11; California wheat, $10; da oat, $11; Oregon wild hay, $9(10per ton. Eggs 17 22.0 per dozen. Butter Fancy oreamery, 6560o; fair to good, 4550c; dairy, 40 60s per roll. .Cheese Oregon, llo; Young America, 12)t,c; California, 9 10c per pound. Poultry Chickens, mixed, $1.75 2.25 per dozen; broilers, $2.002.60; guese, $5.508.60; ducks, $4.005.00 per dozen; turkeys, live, 10c per pound. irotatoes Oregon Burbanks, 854Co per saok; sweets, $1.25 per cental. OnionB Oregon, new, red, 00c; yel low, 80o por cental. Hops 614o per pound for new crop;' 1898 crop, 40o. , Wool Valley, 1418o por pound; Eastern Oregon, 78o; mohair, 20 22o por pound. Mutton Gross, best bheep, wethers and ewes, $3.50; dressed mutton, 6jo; spring lambs, 5o per pound. Hogs Gross, choice heavy, $4.00; light und feeders, $8. 00 4. 00; dressed, $4.505.00 per 100 pounds. Beef Gross, top steers, $2. 75 3. 00; cows, $2.60; dressed beef, 4Jjg0c per pound. Veal Largo, 45o; small, 5)6 6o per pound. Seattlo Market. ' Butter Fancy native creamery, brick, 28o; ration, 18 18c. Cheese Native Washington, 13c; California, 9o. Eggs Fresh ranch, 25o. Poultry Chickens, live, per pound, hens, 10c; spring chickens, $2.50(4 8 00; ducks, $3. 50 8. 75. Wheat Feed wheat, $22 por ton. Oats Choice, per ton, $10 20. Corn Whole, $23; cracked, por ton, $23; feed meal, $28 per ton. Barley Rolled or ground, por ton, $22; whole, $22. FreHh Meats Choice dressed bocf, steers; 0c; cows, 5o; mutton sheep, 7c; pork, 0c; veal, small, 7. Fresh Fish Halibut, 58c: salmon, 8c; salmon trout, 710o; flounders and sole, 84; ling cod, 4 5; rock cod, 6c; smelt, 2a'4c Fresh Fruit Apples, 6000o per box; peaches, 75 80c; prunes, 8540o; pears, 75c$l per box. Nun Francisco Market. Wool Nevada 11 13c; Oregon, 13 14c; Northern 78o per pound. Hops 1210c por pound. Millstuffs Middlings, $2023; Cal ifornia bran, $17.50 18.60 per ton. Onions New red, 70 80c; do new silverskin, $2.002.25 per cen'tul. Eggs Store 22 c; ranch, 27 81c; Eastern, 15 10; duck, 16o per dozen. Citrus Fruit Oranges, iiuvoIh, $1.50(22.75; Mexican limes, $4. 00(d) 4.50; California lemons, choice, $2.25 fftS.KO: do common. BOcfSt 1.25 tier box. Cheese Fancy mild, new, 12c; fair to good, 7018c per pound,. Potatoes New, in boxes, 8585o.