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THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL, PORTLAND. TUESDAY EVENING. SEPTEMBER ff. 1911.
ALASKA A GREAT
'Lone Miner Has No Longer a
1 ChanceHn Territory; Cor
:. - .poration Rapidly Claiming
All the "Diggings."
.'. . ' By John E, Iathrop.
Written for The' Journal and the, New
ark (N. J.) News. Copyrighted.
" Skagway, Alaska, Aug. 26. The glory
of Bkaguay has departed. It was, In
S 1898. tho port of entry to the Klondike
and 109,000 men then and In thf two
t years that followed, struspled to Ret
J to Dawson, capital of the Klondike.
Just around two rorky points. three
miles away, lies inea, whence in J897
went other thousands to the Klondike.
One man lives in Uvea its clory also
- has departed.
In . those days, no railroad ran from
! this arm of , the sea. Min went Into
' I the interior over the paasgs, thenceJut
amal botrt down Ine x ulon to the gold
J fields of the Klondike river. The trails
over both the Chtlkoot and White passes
the former from Dyea, the latter from
1 Skagway where graveyards in which
I many skeletons lie buried beneath cruel
S anowslides; other skeletons, lie whiten-
inf. Along side are the bones of thpus-
ands of horses, mules, oxen and g'oats
2 pack animals which fell exhausted
during the awful rush to the north.
Horses Bis la Guloli.
i Up the gulch from Skagway, at Dead
- Horse canyon, it la asserted that 6000
'horses died the winter of 1898. Over
Son the Dyea trail, the other day, we
. f saw 20 sacks of flour lying by the
. way, pieces of broken vehicles, crumbl
. ; Ingf road houses, fallen foot bridges over
j roaring mountain streams.
f ' These trails are abandoned, for the
I White Pass & Yukon railway from
i Skagway has been built, and, of course,
. j none travels by crude trail when he
r can. speed across the summits of the
. coast ranges in steam cars to the head
,.of steam navlcation on the Yukon and
I thus shorten the time required to go to
,! Dawson, Foil Mile, Kort 8elklrk,
f Fairbanks, and other interior points.
-' J But, in those days of the initial ex
j citement over the discoveries of fabu-
louwly rich placer gold fields In the
; ; north, these two towns were verltaVle
. i maelstroms. Through them rushed a
j tornado of humanity, erased with the
; j lure of the north men and women from
?very part of the globe. Each carried
fan average, perhaps, of $1000. The 100,-
,; 000 who hurried here in 1897 and 18H8,
J therefore, brought approximately J100,-
t 000,000. Most of them went away
; . Taken la Individual Claims,
I The Klondike placer fields were tak
jen in individual claims by miners, some
by oldtlmers, called "sourdoughs," oth
, era by "chechakos," newcomers. Some
;'jof these claims were marvelously rich.
I A claim waa too feet up and down the
5 creek bed and as wide as from rim rock
to .rrra rock. Single claims washed
out In one winter, according to the
; ci uun jueiiiunn intme oays, IZDV.UUU,
; Cleanups oi tbu.vog to 1100,000 were
j The winter of 1897-8 the Klondike pro-
i ioucw iiz.ooo.ooo in gold and more the
WOMAN'S KINDNESS BRINGS HER RICH REWARD
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SHALL CITY OWN
Mrs. Claire PawIInr Plummer, president of the Shutln society and founder of
the Blde-a-wee Home for Incurables at Dongport, whose kindness for an
aged invalid man, who had been picked up as an outcast by the Salva
tion army, has been more than rewarded. The man died in Mrs. Plum
mer's house and left a will giving one third of his possessions to her. Shs
has Just returned from Nebraska where she learned that the outcast she
befriended Was a millionaire," and that her share under the will would
be at least $330,000. The man waa C7eorge W. Ecoleston. Whn he ap
peared at the Bide-a-wee home he was on crutches and wore ragged
Reflects to Your
Credit or Discredit
in dress has much to
do with his business
and social success.
Most women know
the advantages of the
strictly tailored gown.
The smart lines, the
marked difference in
detail and the well
wearing qualities that
make it distinctive.
We will make clothes
for your husband that
will have a character
obtainable only in the
best custom-made gar
ments. Our specially selected
fabrics have an ele
gance that pleases. In
cut and finish, our
clothes have an indi
viduality. Have a tailor-made
costs no more.
Importers and Tailors
2D FLOOR COUCH BLDC
next year, with liberal outputs for years
Yet today Dawson, one time glittering
ly brilliant with its sprinkling of mil
lions of gold dust, is quiet, almost, as a
country graveyard. The stampede has
ended. Xhe stampeders have departed
for other centers of xcitiment Cabins
stand on every hand, deserted. Along
streets where once thousands of men
and women rushed, with courage and
hope and energy and high resolve, stalk
the dejected employes of the Yukon
Gold company owned by the Guggen
heim Brothers of New York, N. Y, and
The entire sweep of the Klondike has
been taken over from the Canadian gov
ernment by the Ouggenhelms. Practic
ally not another interest is there aud
such as are knojv that it la only a
question of a few months when they
must sell out to the Ouggenhelms. The
Klondike is entirely within the British
Grade Kethods Ho Kore,
The crude placer mining methods of
the early days are no more. Today,
huge dredging and steam thawing ma
chines are operated. The hills are be
ing washed away, the beds of the creeks
overturned, and the gold extracted from
the frozen soil upon a scale quite dif
ferent from that of the rush times.
It is thus that the glory of these
ports , departed. Then it was crudity;
disorganization, chaos. Now, 1 Is cold,
calculating, methodical work, governed
from the Guggenheim headquarters in
New York City, 6000 miles away. It
system against what once was in
describable confusion. It is the selfish
organised dollars coming in where brave
men looked out the country and lo
cated mineral wealth, and. In this un
equal strife, the weaker individual has
It Is but a repetition of the history
of the pioneer work done by venture
some men in the western parts of the
United States by the Marcus Whit
mans, the Daniel Boones and all of
that honored company of conquerors
of our wildernesses. Five minutes ago.
met a man I knew 14 years ago as
a Klondiker. lie put in 11 years in
that region, and, finally, as he said.
he "Just got out of the country; the
Ouggenhelms had taken complete pos
session of the diggings."
The Yukon Gbld company was the
concern organized by the Ouggenhelms
the stock of which was floated by
Thomas W. Lawson of Boston, in one
of his sensational advertising cam- j
paigns. Control of it is held by the
Evolution la rrocess.
The evolution of existing conditions
in the Klondike Is in process in Alaska,
American territory, from Ketchikan, in
the uttermost southeastern part, to the
most northwesterly point whef Bering
straits run Into the Arctlo ocean. Tha
Individual pioneer prospector struggles
agalnnt the onward march of the all
conquering syndicate formed in, 1908 by
John Plrpont Morgan, the Guggen
heim, Jacob Bchlff of Kuhn, Loeb &
'., S. H. Graves, representing Close
brothers of IjOndon, and others. Un
less something shall be done to check
Its progress,' all of Alaska will pass,
like the Klondike, hopelessly into the
hands of the combine.
It Is apparent that the problem of
the United States government is to act
promptly, yet with matured plans, to
prevent the utter wiping out of the
individual man s chances, and, at the
same time to construct a system which
shall, have the benefits of modern col
lective, cooperative action. Alaskans up
here are asking only that.
m MADE DARK
Unusual Move Is Said to Be
Means of Retaliation on
F. D. McCully.
BRIDE, SUING, WANTS
HUBBY TO PAY BILLS
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(United PrtM Leased Wire.)
Et. Louis, Mo., Sept. 6. Esther M.
Eberhardt, an 18 year old bride who is
suing for divorce, aiks the court to di
rect her husband to pay for the mar
riage ceremony and other nuptial bills
which she defrayed.
Reunion on Battlefield.
Lexington, Mo., Sept. S. The annual
reunion of the Confederate veterans of
Misaourl began here today with a cele
bration of the fiftieth anniversary of
the battle of Lexington, the exercises
taking place on the battlefield. , The
reunion will continue over Wednesday
(Special to The Journal.)
Joseph, Or., Sept. 6. At a meeting of
the city council a resolution was passed
discontinuing the electric lights on the
streets of Joseph; thereby placlngvthe
city in entire darkness. It is rumored
that on account of the war between F.
D. McCully and the city over the water
system, the city council is taking this
means of retaliation 'against McCully,
who is also owner of the electric light
The feeling here is intense against the
council for this action, and unless the
lights go on again, the city will prob
ably go dry at the fall election, as the
majority of th business men who have
heretofore advocated a wet town will
now vote dry. The council wants the
town to go we"t in order to get the ben
efit of the license fees, the town being
very much In need of funds, having
spent considerable in litigation with
McCully over the water system.
NO "MORMON QUESTION"
CONTENDS REV. DR. AKED
(United Press Leased TV Ira.)
San Francisco, Sept 5. Rev. Dr.
Charles F. Aked of the First Congre
gatlonal church, who has just returned
after touring the east and middle
west, says that there lal no "Mormon
"All this stuff that has appeared in
the magazines about Mormonlsm is pure
rot," .declared the .divine, who attended
a Chautauqua at Ogden, Utah.-. "We have
no cause to anticipate trouble from Mor
monlsm. Instances of polygamy among
the Mormons are ns) rare as instances
of immorality among men of our own
University Hospital Dedicated.
Minneapolis, Minn., Sept. 6.-r-The El
liott Memorial hospital, a gift to the
University, of Minnesota from Dr. and
Mrs. A. F. Klllot 'of Minneaoolls was
formally dedicated today with -interest
ing exercises held on the university
campus. President Vincent of the uni
versity and the heads of the college of
medicine and surgery, were amonar the
One or Two Profits,
dealer both have to
make. a profit They
But if the manufac
turer sells direct to
you, you save one
That is our position.
We maintain the only
i direct factory-to-home
plan in the city. .
We are able to sell
you pianos for $295,
which cost you $400
And on easy payments.
Framers of Commission Form
Hold Prolonged Discussion
on Proposed Radical Policy
Matter Referred Back.
Bhall Portland have power to own all
public utilities, adding, streetcar and
electric light service and a paving plant
In addition to the water works?
This question came before the peo
ple's charter revision committee meet
ing last night in the city hall.
Should such radical liberty of munici
pal owrtershlp be Included In the com
mission plan charter T was the further
question that kept up a continuous four
hours' discussion and ' finally a refer
ring of the question back to the sub
committee on municipal ownership of
which H. O. Parsons la chairman and
Judge. Henry E. McGinn and N. U. Car
penter are members.
The report when re-submitted will
hare been materially revised but It Is
expected that the proposed liberty for
municipal ownership will be more large
ly provided for than In the first draft
Offlolal Oaaette.' ,
At the? meeting last night .there were
present Chairman A. E. Clark, Alfred D.
Crldge, Dr. Charles H. Chapman, H. Q
Parsons, A. U Barbur, N. y. Carpenter,
W. C. Benbow add George Black.
At the next'meetlng of the revision
committee which la to be held Thursday
evening there will be suggested for ac
tion and decision every sort of election
procedure known to conservatives and
radicals including preferential voting,
proportional representation, woman's
The plan of an official gasette such
as is provided for In the Spokane com
mjssion plan waa submitted in a report
last night and will be acted upon at a
future meeting. This Is- for the purpose
of. giving complete publicity to every
act of the 'commissioners.
A committee appeared before the re
vision committee asking to suggest
health regulations and was requested
to meet tonight with the sub-committee
on commission Its terms and powers.
which meets in A. B. Clark's offices,
A committee of firemen desiring the
Incorporation of the firemen's fund in
the commission plan will meet with the
sub-committee on civil service in the
city auditor's office at the city hall to
night. City Auditor Barbur Is chairman
of this committee.
H. D. Wagnon came before the re
vision committee last night asking that
provisions for municipal ownership be
made complete, simple, direct and un
derstandable. The revision committee
adopted the first paragraph of the re
port on municipal ownership, and It
"The city of Portland shall have
power to construct, condemn and pur
chase, add to, acquire, maintain, con
duct and operate- waterworks within
aiM without its limits for the purpose
of furnishing the city and inhabitants
thereof and any other person or per
sons doing business therein with an
ample supply of water for all usee and
purposes, publio and private with full
power to regulate and control the uses,
dlstrlbutipn and prl thereof.'!", . ' .
G. N. flection Foreman Slain. '
(United Pmm Leased Wire.)
Seattle, Wash., Sept f.r-John Craig,
section foreman for the' Great Northern
railway at Richmond Beach, about-10
miles north of this city, waa killed yes
terday, possibly by . Charles finiffert,
a night track walker. . A dispute is
said to have started over a new lantern
which Craig' refused to buy for Self
fert. Yesterday Beiffert was discharged
and at that time made -threats against
Craig. He waa later seen displaying
revolver. This morning Craig waa seen
walking toward the little shack inhab
ited by Selffert and shortly after he
was shot, .v Sheriff, Hodge has (one to
the scan. tt-, .' .i',...'2i;-!'- :' '
ro WBBVoua btsvspsxa
Take Horaford's Add Phosphate.
A grateful relief from acid stomach,
nausea or alck headache. A tonic.
PLAINTIFF WINS FIRST -
HONORS IN MONKEY CASE
Judge . Bean yesterday- auatalned
the demurrer argued by the attorney
for the j. plaintiff In the damage ault
against the Northern Vaclflo Railroad
company, wherein Cbarlea Jndg asks
$180,000 for the death of ; a trained
chiropaniee while ' being transported
from Seattle to Portland, "
The. monkey waa shipped , from -Seattle
on May 15, 1910. and the plaintiff
olalm that because the railroad com
pany's special baggage car waa not In
condition .for ' use, the ' monkey was
placed ,ln the regular baggage ear and
that because the animal belonging to a
vaudeville circuit' was . placed In too
close to the radiator It was killed from
the excessive heati:,ytj ; '.:
The railroad company argued' that be.
caused the Interstate Commerce com
mission waa violated In that tha, animal
waa earrled free of charge, tha com
pany waa not liable. :
Motion Picture for Red.'
"(TTnlted PreeSi teaMd Wir,l
Washington, Sept B.Movlng pictures
will be Introduced by the government
in teaching the Indian to. be sanitary,
according to announcement lodny; : The
wrong and the right way to live will
be -explained by the motion pictures.
Tonic In Actloii Quick fci Resu ;
: Give , prompt relief from BACK- ,
ACHE, KIDNEY AND BLADDER
TROUBLE, RHEUMATISM, CON- -GESTION
of the UUDNEYS, IN- '
FLAMMATION of the BLADDER
and all annoying URINARY IRREG
ULARITIES. A positive, boon to
MIDDLE-AGED f and ELDERLY
PEOPLE and for WOMEN.
Skldmore Drug Co., two stores: Main ..
store, 151 Sd at; branch atore, Morrison ,
and west Park its. -
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' : vraii THE
JUST A FEW DAYS
WHICH TO. DRESS
Our SKtirvfog of Boyt
Wear, it very large' and
complete affording both
stylish appearance and dur
ability at lowest prices.
Ages 8 to 17
85 to $15
. Ages 5 to 15
$3.45 to $12
Ages 5 to 10
$3.45 to $10
Boys' Rain Coats, Rubber Capes, Rubber Hats,
Good Shoes, Etc
Useful Presents Given
Free With Purchases
166-170 THIRD. STREET
All Wool Caps in a
splendid variety of
only. . . .
One week, starting this morning. You take no chance.
Everv Razor guaranteed. Such well known makes as Peerless,
Wade & Butcher, Ern, Berg, I. X L., Brandt and Pipe. Also
Ward and Zinn Safety Razors.
Values to $2.50 fl7-
during this sale VI I
See bur Razor Expert at work in our window
Regular $2.00, special 97c
Regular 75c, special 47c
Regular 50c, special 27c
Regular 25c, special 17c
Regular $2 Grades
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AUTOMATIC RAZOR STROPPED
For sharpening all makes
of razors and safety blades.
REGULAR 75c NOW 47c
REGULAR 50c NOW 27c
REGULAR 25c NOW 17c
REGULAR 75c NOW 47c
REGULAR 50c NOW 27c
REGULAR 25c NOW 17c
Reg. vals. $1.25, -(V,
this sale..... OyC
75c Scissors ...... ...49c
9c - lie
Gillette -and other Blades
sharpened, 30c per dozen.
Start the month right. Open
a monthly account with us.
Sterling Silver Shaving Mugs
All at One-Third Off Regular Price
Williams' 1 Q-
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Cuticura, f A-
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Powder. .. .y v
zone..; ... .
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Witch Hazel Cream ... 25c
Almond Cream 25c
Bay Rum, imported. . .25c
Witch Hazel, pt 17c
Hinds Almond Cream 27c
Parisian Massage 35c
Imperial Face Cream.. 50c
Self -Honing Strop
Regular $2.00 Grades
REGULAR 75c NOW 47c
REGULAR 50c NOW 27c
REGULAR 25c NOW 17c
Fine 2, 3 -arid 4' bladed
Knives, ' pearl, buckhorn
and metal handles, sold
everywhere at CA
$1.25; this sale.."
75c Knives 49c
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