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THE DALLES, OREGON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 1897
A REGULAR PICNIC
The Brave, Bat Foolish,
Camped at Skaguay.
EATING WHAT THEY CANNOT CARRY
The Trail ImpMble and People Are
Waiting for Someone to Pilot
Seattle, Aug. 26. Associated Press
advices from the north under date of
Janeao, Auk- 26th, confirm previous
statements regarding conditions of ingo
ing Yukoners, their successes and their
failures in getting over the trails. At
Skaguny the trail is found in a glutted
condition, no progress beiog made there
in going over the summit at what is
known as White Pass, it having proven
a complete failure this year, according to
all reports. There are now between
4000 and 5000 persons camped along the
trail between salt water and up five or
six miles. They will remain there eat
ing no their supplies until spring, or
until they make up their minds to either
go over to Dyea or return to Juneau or
the states. Many have already sold oat
and abandoned the trip altogether, some
gladly taking ten percent of the original
cost of the outfits, stowing the money in
their pockets, and leaving that part of
the country for milder fields of opera
tion. Those who started via Dyea or Chil
koot pass are getting along very well.
Indians are charging at present 35 cents
per pound for carrying from salt water
to the lakes. Under present conditions
it is expected that all who are now on
that trail will safely reach Klondike be
fore winter sets in.
News from the int?rior, under date of
July 24th, is a repetition of what has
been said before as to the richness of
the diggings that have been worked up
to that date. Some less valuable finds
have been made near Stewart river.
While there is a limited amount of pro
visions for those already at work, still if
all newcomers bring sufficient there will
be enough to go around, but it will take
good management. High, prices and
wagt-s remain as heretofore reported.
At Juneau boats are arriving almost
eyery day from the Sound, bringing
from 150 to 300 passengers each. The
moment a vessel is Been down near Taku
word ia passed around, and a large pro
portion of the inhabitants flock to the
wharves to greet the new arrivals. The
Islander arrived from Victoria witb
nearly 200 passengers August 19th, and
the Utopia from Seattle the same day
with a like number.
The U. S. steamship Concord is at
present lying iD port, having taken Gov
ernor Brady to various places in south
eastern Alaska, and brought him here.
She will doubtless take him to Dyea,
afterwards going back to Sitka. The
governor is thoroughly investigating
many important matters relating to the
welfare of Alaska.
The steamer Danube rather took the
law upon itself, placing the vessel in a
somewhat equivocal position, owing,
perhaps, to some misunderstanding on
the part of the master. It seems a per
mit was obtained from the deputy col
lector at Juneau for the vessel to land
her passengers at Dyea, but instead of
her doing so, she put cargo and all off at
Skaguay, not going to Dyea at all, the
latter place being a port of entry.
New cus'oms officials are out making
"records" at present, the ecene of their
operations being Dyea. There a schooner
was captured loaded with some 300 gal
lons of Canadian whisky, which was
were badly sunburned. I used Gar
land's Happy Thought Salve, and it
cured them in short order."
Edwin Teeeell, Sunnydale, Wash.
"It is a grand thing for sunburn and
tan. I never used anything better."
Mbs. Potts, Tacoma, Wash.
"One jar of Garland's Happy Thought
Salve cured me entirely of the severest
case of sunburn I ever had. I have re
commended it to mv friends, who have
all been benefited by it."
' Cornelia Carroll,
Benton Ave., Seattle, Wash:
Celebrated for its great leavening strength aud
healthfulness. Assures the food against alum
and all forms of adulteration common to the
Rota i. Baking Powdjcb Co. JNew York.
confiscated. A lot of contraband stuff
was also seized on the Pacific Coast
Steamship Company's boat Willamette.
According to recent news from the
Yukon, water has been scarce for hy
draulic purposes, but better arrange
ments will be provided for these opera
tions next year. According to the latest
advices flour is still selling in the in
terior for $6 per eack of fifty pounds, and
like prices for other staple articles.
Miners who were employed in the
mines near Juneau and who went to the
Yukon river have had their places all
filled by recent arrivals, eo that now
there is no special demand for labor
here, and it is worse than foil' for a man
to come to Juneau expecting to get work
during the winter months. He should
be provided with money enough to take
care of himself until spring. The prom
ised reduction in freight rates and pas
senger fare from Puget sound will prove
beneficial to all, the merchant and the
The weather has continued favorable
for these on the trail to made good prog
ress, and altogether it has been an ex
ceptionally fine season for all outdoor
operations and the weather prophets are
inclined to expect a comparatively mild
As the . country around Dawson is
taken up to such great distance in each
direction, it is more than likely that
many who are now on the road will pro
ceed up to Circle City and other places
and relocate abandoned claims that have
been given up for other diggings. This
will all have a tendency to populate the
American side and thus American goods
can pass through Canadian soil in bond
and no duties will be paid, and a royalty
on the gross production of the mines will
be saved to the miner. This claim for
royalty and customs duties by the Cana
dian government still continues to be a
vexed question, and it would seem that
some time must elapse before these mat
ters run smoothly. If that government
intends to take unto itself "Every
other claim" or - location, and demand
a twenty per cent royalty on all
gold found, and also collect twenty-five
per cent duty on al! outfits and supplies,
It surely does not offer 'much induce
ment to the average prospector, who will
probably push onward until he again
reaches American soil, where he will not
be so hampered.
Rough hewn logs at Dawson for build
ing purposes are quoted at $5 each and
very scarce at that price.
.Ruby Sand gold diggings on the beach
at Lituya bay have given better results
than ever before, and next year greater
attentfon will be given 'to those sea
sands by others. Good reports also come
from those who have passed the season
in Cook inlet. These mines, while not
developed in so wonderful a degree as at
Klondike, still give indication of great
richness in that section, although it was
ignored to considerable extent this year
for good word-guessers.
Get Schilling s Best tea
at your grocer's; save, the
yellow ticket; guess . the
Rules of contest published in large
advertisement about the first and middle
of each month. a 15
by newcomers. The most favorable re
ports come from (Jnga, and several good
prospects have recently been reported
from other islands to the westward.
A boat leaving Dawson about the last
of July took fully two tons of ftold dust,
and it is calculated that next year.s out
put will far exceed that of 1897. On the
Yukon dust is valued at $17 an once; a
bartender gets $300 per month, and no
cash register in sight.
Stewart and Indian river claims pan
out only $10 to $15 per day, so that if
they don't make a better showing wages
must necessarily come down. Four
thousand dollars was contributed by the
miners in Dawson for the defense of
Birch, who is now in Sitka jail under a
charge of murder, awaiting the fall term
of court. His brother just arrived in
Juneau, bringing the dust with him
WHEAT SHOT UPWARI TODAY.
Five annates After the Owning 91. 03
Chicago, Aug. 26. Wheat shot up
ward today as if a volcano had burst
under the market. September, which
closed last night at 96, started today
on the regular board with sales all the
way from 98c to $1. Within five min
utes it was Belling at 1.03, amid tre
mendous excitement. Before the up
ward rush closed the quotation was 1.03
for September. Today was the first
time the bulls had carried the price
past the dollar mark in Chicago, dollar,
wheat having only just touched for a
moment some days ago.
Besides the action of the French gov
ernment in upholding the duty on
cereals, opening Liverpool quotations
showed an advance equal to from 2. to
3 cents a bushel.- The shortage in the
potato crop abroad was estimated at the
enormous amount of 1,000,000 bushels,
increasing the demand for American
Later advices from Liverpool timed
1 :30 p. ra. show a further recession in
prices there, and Chicago followed suit,
September declining almost as rapidly
as it had advanced. The price twenty
minutes after the opening was 98.jC.
At 10 a. m. another tally cartied Sep
tember up to $1.02).
Concession to an American Company.
Kansas City. Aug. 26. A Kansas
City syndicate representing the Pitts
burg & Gulf railroad interests, has se
cured a concession from the government
of Colombia giving valuable commercial
privileges in the South American repub
lic. This concession, which was secured
through J. Edward Buckley, United
States vice-consul at Bogota, gives the
right to navigate the Magdalena river
and to build a railroad across the coun
try from a point 250 miles from the
mouth of the river at Bogota, and thence
on south through the whole of the coun
try. The project also carries with it the es
tablishment of a line of steamships from
some point on the Gulf to some of the
ports of Colombia on the Carribbian sea.
Its is the aim of the Pittsburg & Gulf
Company to build up a profitable traffic
between Kansas City and South' Ameri
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Gold Dnst From Sawdust.
Port Townsend, Wash., Apg. 26. By
the schooner J. N. Colman, which ar
rived this morning from St. Michaels, it
is learned that the sealing schooner
Eppinger, from San Francisco, when
spoken July 20 had a total catch of 221
skins and 11 sea otter. The latter skins
are valued at $175 each. Last year's
Eppinger's seal catch was 1450.
Mr. J. Metcalf, of Detroit, Mich., who
came down from St. Michaels on the
Colman, etates thai he saw a man wash
$12.50 from one pan of sawdust which be
took from the floor of a barroom in Daw
son City. It is - said to be a common
practice for miners to . open gold dust
bags and take out a pinch of gold dust in
payment tor drinks.
In sizes from
3 to 8 years.
Ouarti Mining;. More Certain.
Washington, Aug. 26. General W.
W. Duffield, superintendent of the coast
and geodetic survey, in discussing the
gold discoveries in Alaska, gave this ad
vice to young men :
"If I were a young man," he said, "I
should get about a 75-ton schooner al
Seattle, take supplies and engage the
services of a first-class prospector. Then
I should cruise along the southeastern
part of Alaska, in what is called Alex
ander archipelago. There are a number
of islands there and more gold lodes than
at any place with which lam acquainted.
The mining would not be 'placers,' but
the ore can be gotten out very cheaply
and being directly on the sea, the trans
portation amounts almost to nothing,
except the time spent."
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