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Tfce Dalles Daily Chfoaiele.
The only Republican Daily Kewspapei n
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Court, N. X. City. E. KATZ, Agent.
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Chronicle and N. Y. World 2 00
AUGUST 31, 1897
THE SAME OLD STORY.
With the breaking out of the Klon
dike fever, and long before it be
came epidemic, The Chronicle,
along with the majority of the papers
of the Xorthwest, pointed out the
fact that the stories of the great area
of rich placers on the Klondike were
grossly exaggerated. That while
the evidence of the Vichness of the
claims was sufficient, there was not
a strong probability of the area be
ing large. ,We fixed the limit of
the claims on Bonanza and Eldorado
creeks at 200 each, the Klondike at
perhaps as many more, and we point
ed out, as best we could, the difficul
ties under which prospecting must,
be done. Attention was called to
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were available for packing supplies
across the mountains, and that with
out their aid it was impossible for
the man not backed by unlimited
capital to get across the mountains.
Besides stress has been continuously
laid upon the danger of starvation
for those who reach the mines this
The latest reports show that the
editors of the Pacific coast did not
lose their heads, and that every pre
diction made by them is true, or to
become true. Practical miners,
fresh from the mines, give the num
ber of rich claims on all the creeks
at 1 10. These, they estimate, will
yield $70,000,000 in three years, but
an outsider has just as much chance
to get an interest in one of them as
he has to buy an interest in a bank.
These same miners report that pro
visions are used as fast as delivered
by the ,boats, and that the supply
will be totally inadequate for those
already there. .. .
The first chapters of the Klondike
story only have been told and mark
the prediction that the tales of the
survivors next summer will make
one of the most gruesome chapters
of the world's history. Spavined
dog will be a luxury by Christmas,
and cannibalism will become a part
of the social functions before spring.
The history of every mining ex
citement has been one of suffering
and want, and this where the climate
was not vigorous and the .walking
was good. Eight months a thous
and miles from no place, and this in
the edge of the Arctic circle, with
scanty supplies and no preparations
to withstand the cold, means annihilation.
No article in the whole Populist
dream book is more sweetly mathe
matical than this per capita article.
"My cow eats so much hay a day,"
says the Populist economist; "there
fote every man, woman and child
must have so much money. At
least there must be some money
which they could have if they could
get it." If business has improved
under existing conditions, it would
have. improved twice as much if there
were twice as much money. That
is the theoiy. However, some emi
nent authorities, Democratic as well
as Populist, attribute trusts, and,
consequently, all evil, to the scarcity
of money. So complaints about it
will not be wanting. New York
Let's see, it was only a few weeks
ago that Joaquin Miller wrote an
idyl about the Klondike. Then he
was on the steamer, and his vision
ran something like this: "I will,
with my little pack on my back and
my little camp outfit, saunter over
the mountain pass to the lakes.
There I will build or buy a boat and
float into the new Eldorado. I will
show these pessimists what a man
can do." Joaquin now sings a differ
ent song. He writes that an "Alaska
mile, with a fifty-pound pack on your
back and the mud and ice water to
your knees, is the biggest mile, the
hardest mile, the thickest, longest
and hardest to get through of any
mile on earth. The first tale was
that of the poet; the second is plain
'One does not hear anything now,"
says the Indianapolis Journal, "about
there not being money enough to do
the business.of the country. Busi
ness has improyed wonderfully, and
yet there is no complaint of scarcity
of money." Just wait until the au
tumn winds sigh and sob with reso
lutions about the scarcity of the cir
culating medium and the insufficient
amount of circulation per capita.
Wheat took another tumble in
Chicago yesterday, going down to
89. The market price cannot be
told, however, from the wild scram
ble now going on in the wheat pit,
where every fellow who got nipped
in the rise is trying to get even.
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