The daily morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1883-1899, July 28, 1897, Image 1

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THE ASTORIAN lilt the largest
circulation of my paper
on the Columbia River
on the Columbia Pivtr
NO. 10.
White Mountain Freezer
Will in Four Alinutes
Freeze Cream to a..
.'. . . Hard Even Grain
All sizes, from 1 to 15 quarts, at
Sole Agents for Knox and Wauturton Hats
Hatters ad
94 Third Street, PORTLAND, OR.
....Tbe Only Exclusive
Baseball and Tennis Goods
Boxing Gloves
Croquet Sets
New NovoIh and Magazines received as soon
as published
Ross, H.ggins & Company,
A full line of Pines. T.bscco. ,
snd5moksrs' Articles.
474 Commercial Mt.
The Choicest
Table Wines
Also for Medicinal . .
and Cooking Purposes
103 Twollth Street
Great Excitement alastowa
Friedman's Store,
The fishermen and miners
are getting their supplies at Fnedmau'b. .because tney can
save from 25 to 50 per cent on their purchases of Dry Goods
and Clothing, Hats, bhoes and
A Good Suit of Clothes
It is no wonder that they all rush to Friedman's;
pays to patronise them at 600 Commercial street. ,
Men's Furnishers....
Fishing Tackle
Baby Carriages
Children's Wagons
Garden Tools
Manufacturer and
lealot In
"Private Stock"
"Cream Rye"
"Old Hickory"
"Pride of..
Repsold California
600 Commercial Street
starting for the gold fi:lds
$3.50 $10.00
Aniorln'H Lint Incrensed unci Men find
FIorHCH by HtinlrclH Lchvc Scottle.
I iotlt by ICniflwrifl find the United Htnie Into the Vutt
Country - Tins lloundciry OueHtlori Agu'ri -Kxcltetiicrit
Local Interest In the Klondyke country jHiy of Toka will sail tomorrow morn
Is mill growing. Several new nanfe j Ing frm K.-altU. w ith tW pansengers.
hav been added to thom who expect to . Hhe only n far Juneau. Tba
e,v next Saturday. Hut no moro run steamship I.laml. r will autll tomorrow
go on the steann-r Kld,.r. a Air nt ,' ff-'-m Victoria fur Dya with over 100
I.ouriterry yesterday received a t"lc- p i tur. -m. Th next vh. sailing from
gram staling that all of th cabin nnl "! f'-r Iiym will t th steamer
ateersg apart la now occupied. Thoe ; I!' ."Mile, chartered lut Saturday for two
reported yesterday na going wllh the : tr! Already the JVj a.-ngrs al-r-arty.
In addition to live nantes already ' l"-. y tli- lnp-otori hv tn bookrd
pulillahiHl, ar: I for t!i. Ilon.ill, Th- atnmr Edith,
A. A. Smith, f i;ir'-rM ! the anm fmrlWt, and alao
John Prtiln. mh.ukd to .nil July 31. will takff north
T, Slvrraon, i I y hr.f at l?2.Vi a Iwad.
Chit. Hfdmra. ' Bo TfAt la th rush lo tak home to
Ph. Vla, th Dyfa that E. E. OaJne will af-nd north
Many older ar idnnnln to no on the auamr Rapid Transit, leavlnit Seat
rllhfr latrr boat thla lummer or nrly tin Auituat J. 8ho can accommodate
lust rln. horwMi and at th piv-nt rtit will
Captain Chas. nifhapilfon, of tli. fn Iw flllr-d by tomorrow nlirht. The charg
lumliln., who was In Ala.k a short on tho Rapid Transit Is $30 a head. The
lima aco on his annual Inspection trip, atoomer Cleveland, chartered for one
l.rotirtit lu'k with him a Nw.k .full of trip to St. Michaels by the North Amrr
raluable Information reardlnK the over- Irnn Transportation and Trading Com
Innd route via. Dyea. It anys. amor.f pany, will arrive at Seattle tomorrow
other thlnr. that none but thoe o' the
strongest constitution should und- rtak
the trip. The thermometer ranges from
110 aMve In the summer to 77 Ixlow In tU'kots will be sold from here to Klon-
the winter. The working spjisun ts only dyke via St. Michaels, unless some new
nlKMit I! wevk In the Yukon, and a stinmsiilp company sirings Into exist-
gld-htinter should he a pmctlcnl ence.
miner, or else have plenty of grub to The AI-KI, sailing for Pyea Aug 1st J,
carry him through two or thre yrers. carries about 1M peojle. Her arcommc-
ItookkfM'pers and farmeni itave mn-n to datlnns are all sold. The tdg sUani
lenm before they can make a success- eollii r Willamette, sailing for Dyea Aug-
ful trip there without money, rrotn ist 2 from Seattle, has already over
Pyea to the Iskes, miles, Indian pa-k- K tickets sold. It Is howd to take In
era can be hired at 11 cents per pound, nil Tti on the Willamette, mostly second
To Sheen camp one can sled hi own el.iss.
sol. tin camp where they are left he.
lug marked by a long pole. To th foot THE .MILITARY POST.
of th summit outfits are taken In l'O-
pound packages. On the mountains se- Seattle, July !7 CapUiln Ray, 1. 8.
-er storms and Mlziftrd frequently A., with five officers and sixty mm,
occur. Once over the summit the hardest will leave Seattle for Circle City. Alaska,
part of the Journey l occompllshed. A i St. Michaels, August S. Orders have
transportation company has been orga- been sent to San Francisco to ship a
nlied In Juneau to transport goods tl years supply of clothing, which will In
take I.lnderman for five cents per pound, elude 100 woolen blankets., axes and all
For those who want to do their own tools necessary to be used In "hutting."
packing the spring In recommended as Twelve improved conical tents will be
the proper season to start, between the shipped to Seattle today from Phlladel
first and middle of March, as streams phla by express. The Importance cf
are still frogen. The July trip possesses this move to send United States troops
less hardships. If one has th finances to the Interior of Alaska cannot be
to hire all work done for him; but over-estimated. The Alaska boundary
much of the Journey must l nuid In dispute has already assumed more Im
boats, either built or bought Many portance than ever,
swift rapids are to be run, or goods Tlw Dominion govtrnrnent has had
and boat prtaed. The Jcurney Is rv. ' mounted police patrollng the boundary
mantle and Interesting. Llndcrman can
be reached In two days from Pyea by
easy stages, it trie pa-King ot your gooas
na oeen arrangea ror. ana me inp is
made In summer. The book Is full of In-
teresung tacts, among tnem oeing ino
following distance from Juneau:
Halne Mission (Chiloat) SO
Dyea 1
Head of canoe navigation 100
Summit Chllcoot pass lWi
Head Lake Llnderman 12H rassage has been secured for tho Unit
Foot Lake Llnderman 1314 r, States ofllcers and their men on tho
Head Lake Burnett lH
Foot Lake Burnett m
Foot Cariboo crossing K!4Vj
Foot Tngish Lake ISi'i
Head canyon -3 White Horse rapids J:"4
Tahkeenah river I
Head Lake Le Barge V
Big Salmon river 3W
Stewart river "
Sixty-mile post 25
Forty-mile post
Fort Cudahy 7254
Circle City T9
Many fishermen have left and are dally
leaving for Klondyke with but llttlo pro- engineer, rorroany m u.o -vision
for the trip, but aocustomod to government, has recently completed a
hardships and a rnrorou climate, they .survey of 63 nilloa of railroad running
will probably succeed In working their
way up to the yellow field.
Am..,, other, rei.ort.xl as disposing of
their business and property the name of
I. M. Long, the attorney, wa mentioned
last night, who will start for Dyea In
two weeks. Grant Trulllnger and I. L.
Osgood have also declared their Inten -
Seattle, July IT. The railways and
steamship lines centering In Seattle, as
well a all hotels, are crowded to their
fullest capacity with travelers, most of
whom are headed for the Klondyke, Ev
ery steamer and tug boat on the Sound
that can be of any servioe ha been put
on runs to supply the demand of pas
senger and freight for Alaska. The
railways report that mipplle are coming
from the East in trnlnloads, with provis
ions, hardware and clothing for the Yu
konera. Many of the supplies ar coming
by expiree, so great 1 the demand for
the good. Various device to aid pros
pectors are exhibited on the street and
draw crowd dally.
The Indications are that the exodua. will
Increase and that many will actually
mornln from San Francisco and beitln
loading preparatory to sailing August I
5. Tlil will 1 the last vessel on which
sIikv a yer ago last spring, and It
has al?o kept A party of surveyors In
t,i ablate temtorj- i..r Bu,., ,
prKw or not oniy sun-oyinw u.e .u,,..-
1ry line., but to get Information which
will awtst r.ngiana in uer r...-.
Vbilm to a good slice of Alaska, Includ'
. I l.
Junenu, the wonderful glacier and
L - riinty tributary.
If the United States allows England's
claim. It will give her control of the
route to the Interior by way of Juneau.
North American Transportation and
Trading Company's steamer Cleveland,
wlttch leaves Seattle August 5.
The Dominion government Is to send
75 additional mounted police to Klon-
dyke, there being IS there now. The men
will leave from Vlotorta on the Paclflo
Coant Steamship Company's boat In a
fcw days. They will go In from Dyea,
traveling light, getting provisions after
thoy arrive.
S-xattle, July ZT.-tloo. . uanjae. .
from Sk&gun, bay over Whlto Pass to
Lake Tagtsh. and thence to the upper
Hootallnqua rivjr. He Is employed Dy
,016 British American Transportation
Company, said to be amply supplied with
I funds with which to comyplete the un-
1 It is said that the work will begin In
the spring of 1893. The rout will be
100 mliea longer thun tnat at presenv
followed by miners going Into the Tu
kon basin overland from Dyea. River
steamer are to be used up the Yukon
and Hootallnqua river from Dawson
City and on the lake, which will com
prise a part of the new route. The
danger of the White Horse rapids and
the whlrUiools of Miles canyon will be
Chicago, July 27.-A party of men who
wish to try the Klondyke country will
leave Chicago on a special train next
Saturday night en route for the newly
discovered Alaskan gold Held. There
will be 150 people In the party. The
special train on whioh the party will
travel will run directly through, to Ban
Francisco, There the god hunter will
remaJn Uiree- daya to purchase mining
xi;p!j.-s. The purly will tlwn alilp for
Hu Mlrtxu'la on a. sp-rlij sttntr. The
trip will occupy fourtwn days. Three
ntf-iim launchea will U, taken to trans
liort up tlm Yukon to the mouth of the
Klondyke river. This trip will require
fourteen dnys. KiuUi tourist may take
W pounds of hrur(T"re from Ban Fran
cisco, but only ft portion of this will
Iw tak-n up the river with the party.
When tho Klondyke Is reached the
steamer launches will be moored In win
ter quarters. The tmirtsts will live aboard
liifn until Iho spring beirlns to break,
next summer. The transportation com
pany claims to have made plans for
carrying- enouirh provlnlone to supply
all Its travelers with plenty ff food
until next summer. It Is the Intention
of the promoters of the excursion to make
shortest Jmimey on record to the
KOld fields. An tffcrt will be made to
complete the trip from Chicago to th
Klondyke within SO dnys. In addition to
the crew, rtildes and officials, itf) men
trtll Wavrt Hnn Francisco on IV
rUnmer. Of th:e the larjrer portion
will be from Chleajro. but It Is said
there will be a scauerlnir number from
alf parts of the country.
New York July ".The Time says:
Klondyke matters are about to be (n
veatlgoted by the Mining Exchange of
this city and steps taken to have the
mot reliable information In the event of
IIMlng Alaskan gold stocks. The new
officers of the exchange W. C. Oomln.
president; A. A. Drake, vice-president:
George B. Hedyan, secretarr. and John
G. Dale, treasurer, are In agreement as
to the gold discoveries being certain to
Inereaae business and to lead to more In
quiries. It Is aluo expected that there
will be a "boom" In mining stocks..
I.UUo else Is talked of at the exchange
than this new feature of mining ex
citement, and the proposed step being
tsken by Alaskan syndicates. Mr. f n
dernood of the exchange is mentioned
1 ' ., t.l. 1 .1 . . 1. ..-(
co""rcu ""' " '
I ana It was saia a oompnuy utrius
I formed at Cornwall-on-the-Hudson. ' It
would seem as If the dangers of the new
valley of gold are thoroughly appreciated
by members of the exchange. Compari
sons now to the disadvantages to the
miners of Bolivia. Peru and Colombia
were heard, and tere were Quite a few
lUKgistlona that Colorado interests might
be developed with a great deal less
expense and perhaps with satisfactory
result to the prospectors. No apprehen
sions seemed to .be felt that Americans
ut Klondyke y-Juld experience any rough
treatment through the action of the
Canadian authorities, and it was confi-u.-ntly
staled that all Americans would
be required to do was to pay thf n.-enso
which the Canadian government exacted
from all mining prospectors, whether
British or alien. This amount to JU
'We certainly Intend to go," said IV.
M. Curtis, of the law office oi George
M. Curtis, Bennett building, to a re
porter. "I go a the representative' of
a New York company. My intention
Is to buy claims and In the spring we
will work the claims, by machinery. VTe
will sail for Victoria August 15. and ex
pect by that time our party will number
twtnty. We will take along at least
Mght months 'provisions."
"We will no stay at Klondyke," In
terposed a friend of Mr. Edwards, who
was present. "We Intend to reach the
Black Hole of Calcutta, where they
M Boh(.mlKlim nJ eSCnpcd
iy, citigena, but
j of country
, , , ,M Af Klon-
' '-
dyke and In Alaskan territory."
Mr. Edwards added: "We will go by
the Juneau route and make the overland
trip. We hope to reach Healy and Wil
son's store by August 10. We travel
by the Canadian Pacific to Victoria,"
According to Mr. Edwails, the mem
bers of the party have already expressed
a desire to go to South Africa, but they
changed their minds when they heard of
the Klondyke. Mutual concessions be
tween the United States and the Cana
dian government will, they think, put
the gold seekers of both couniriee on an
equal footing. After trying what they
can do in the Klondyke region, they will
turn their attention to American otl.
The company will work their claims by
the. lay system cf hydraullo plaoer mining
and tlw party Intend to stay away at
least two years.
Frednrlck M. Barmore and Charles H.
Harvey, of Long Island City, nave start
ed for Soattle. whonce they will go to
Alaska. Both are well lo do and hare
families. Both are used to hardships
and have amplo meuiu with them.
San Francisco, July 27. The steam
ship State of California sailed for Port
lmid this morning, connecting wtih the
George W. Elder at that port for Juneau
and Dyea. Among her passenger are
at men bound for the Klondyke district
by way of the Chllcoot pass. In order
to meet the unusual demand for passage
the steamship company fitted up accom
modations for SO people In tbe space be
tween decks forward of the for hatch.
In addlton to those who go on the State
of California, fully as many more ad
venturers from this city have secured
passage on the Elder and will travel to
Portland by rail, owing to tbelr inability
to obtain passage on the State of Cali
fornia. The State will carry 17 burros
that are being shipped to Alaska, to
Thomas Magee's party, to be used In
packing supplies over Chilkiot pas.
Ban Francisco, July 17 The throng
about eery shipping offloe that has even
the remoteet of Alaskan relations bavs
tiif flfi menns ftlmtnlhMl ft wmiM mn !
that the only clrcumtanc which pre
vents the wholesale depopulation of Sao
Francisco Is the limit In tho tranirporta
tlon facilities. Not strong; men, whoie
broal :bcks, bronxed faces and work
worn hands tell of previous experience
with the labor that literally sweats th
irow, but clerks and professional mn
im) women In liundmda ore seeking,
mum of tliem for In f ormat Ion, but most
of them for transportation to the land
where nuif'-ts are to be had, they think.
for the picking tip.
Every ''ay sees some new scheme for
overcoming the difficulties In the way of
reuchlng the Klondyke, and the fleet of
reanu-rs and schooners pressed Into the
service is growing steadily.
The latest of the Klondyke transporta
tion Sfihemm Is bring engineered by
Captain Kc-rrlman, of the firm of Herri-
man Sc Mills. He has been approached
hy a number of pemons anxious to go
to Klondyke, and In response to numer
ous requests has mapped out a plan for
f i acliln the diffKlngs by the middle of
Sf pu-mber. Hi will charter a large sail- i
ing v--l. The party consists of (0 men,
.ach of whom will Uke one ton of pro-
virions. No one will bo permitted to
go unless lie takes this quantity. Each
one will l charged S12S for the trip, and
Captain Herri man think that for this
urn h. can land them In Dawson City
before September 10. The ship will carry
a large lighter and a steam launch,
which will be used to tow the l!ghu-r
from St, Michaels to the Klondyke. Af
ter reaching St. Michaels, cargo and pas
sengers will be transferred to the lighter.
Ci plain Herrlman will return to Sao
Francisco In the vessel, and the party
will be conducted to their Journey's end
by an agent of the firm, who la thor
oughly familiar with the river.
The Alaska Commercial Company's
steamer F.xci lslor, which leave her to
day, mill not make hnother trip to
Alaska before June of next year. All the
accommodations to be disposed of for
tills trip have been disposed of, and the
fact well advertised, but would-be pas
senger continue ot throng tbe com
pany' office. The company not only de
cline to sell any more tickets, but It
representatives do all In tbelr power to
dissuade applicants from attempting the
trip until next year. Some 20 or jo
have endeavored to reserve accommoda
tions for the first trip next June. The
fcmpany !h declined to bind Itself o
far ahead, although a number of the ap-
pllcants were willing to put up a forfeit
and agree to abide by any terms the
company might make for the next year's
San Franco, July 27. The latest
rumor from Alaska and the Klondyke mo,, one of them, the Union Iron
is of the discovery of wonderfully rich works of San Francisco has already
quarts In large quantities c)n the Stew- "responded, declining, like the armor corn
art river. Particulars are vague and be- j panles, the government's Invitation,
yond the fact that the ledge Is a large ; There Is little doubt that the others
one and that the rock assays noth- vlll make a like answer, alhough there.
Ing can be learned. The discovery was j u a 9ina1 chance that some of the ship-
made some time ago. but nothing was
sold about it until th ledge had been
prospected and an assay made. This,
If true, will mean much for the Klon
dyke region. The Stewart river runs Into
Tukon not far from Dawson, and
It Is reasonable to suppose that the pla
cer gold now being found In such quan
tities below may have Its origin In the
mountains at the heed of the Stewart
and neighboring river and creeks.
San Francisco, July 27. Two more mln-
ers from the north came in on the City
of PueWa yesterday, and registered atjdiana to walirax to oe uocaeu auu
the Commercial hotel They are Henry j cleaned. It Is felt to be necessary to do
pore and J. E. Boucher, and both tell J this in order to prevent Injury to the .ull
tales of the hardest kind of experience of the ship from corrosion. The depart
before they got enough to permit them ment would have much preferred to send
to leave that land with anything Uke the Indiana to Port Royal. S. C. for
enough to remain In idleness for a year this purpose, but the opinion of the best
. Thlrtv davs on flour and water navigators In the navy department was
and 30 taken from the ground In three
month Is but a portion of Dores ex
perience. Of all those who have reached
the city, his tale Is one that ought to
make those without experience think
twice before plunging Into unknown dan
gers. J. 'E. Boucher is another who
knows the difficulty attending the wrest
ing of the gold from the Icy gravel beds.
He left his home In Wisconsin three
years, ago, went in by Juneau and Chll
1 . N n,v.vilA and had the
L n of poor . luck. He went to We the most ireful effort are l.a
work f 112.50 Hav. but that soon gave ,bte to creep into sue measures. t is
I. J f ,nftln a revenue producer and In my opinion
out and then he went prospecting. ,ftnft
I had no better success at this tin
at work, and wao pretty well disgusted
when I heard or the stxise at
I struck a pretty good claim and cleaned
up about 110,000. I am going bock home
to enjoy myself till next spring, wnen
I will go back again, and if I do no'
sell out In the meantime."
Dore and Boucher brought out nearly
$20,000, but they decline to give tne ex
act figures.
San Francisco, July 27.-Returned Yu
koners deny the story told by Frank
Moss, of Great Falls. Mont., that 2.000
graves at Forty-Mile post tell of th ter
rible ufferlng of the gold-seekers. F.
O. Bowker says that so far from being
over J.0OO deaths on the Klondyke during
the last three years, there was nobody
there to die until something less than
a year ago, and since then there have
been three deaths In the district a far
as known. In the graveyard at Forty
Mile post Whioh has served for all that
section for some year past, there ar
only between 10 and 40 graves,
Discussed at Yesterday' Culiinct
Meeting in Washington.
rower Exercised is Cmergticy Mtasenre
rout to Be tsubtlfhed Hear Circle City
Vast it Costs to Scad Troop.
Washington. July 71. The principal top
ic of discussion at today' cabinet mast
i Ing was the legal aspect of the pro-
uW",hment ot a military poet
In the Alaskan gold fields.
In some quarters tber 1 doubt a to
the power of the executive to establish
a post without authorisation by eon-
" " "
by the executive a an emergency meas
ure. Secretary Alger already ha mads; tbe
necessary preparation for carrying out
the plan to establish the new post. The
commander of the troop will be Captain
Ray, a man well-known for hi soldierly
ability and having a fine reputation as
a leader of expedition, having estab
lished the United State relief station
at Point Barrow, the farthest north In
Alaska. Captain Ray at present is at
Fort D. A. Russell In Wyoming.
The post will be established near Circle
City. Tbe North American Transporta
tion and Trading Company ha offered
to transport the troop to Alaska and
to land them at their destination at JIM
per man and S50 per ton for freight. .
Looks Like the Government Will Have to
. .. . Make Its Own. ,
' Washington, July fT. The armor plate
i producing companies having declined to
j furnish the navy department with the
: armor needed for the three battleships
j at per ton, the rate fixed by con-
i gross. Secretary Long has taken the
second step In the line .marked out by
congress, and ha called upon the ship
building companies themselves to submit
proposals for procuring and fitting ar-
, j-MiM-r, may combine to secure control
of one of the plants which armor-makers
profess their readiness to sell and
turn out the armor they need for the
ships In hand. If, however, as expected,
the shipbuilders' replies are unfavorable.
Secretary Long will proceed one step
further and appoint a board of officers
to carry out the direction of congress
and frame a plan for the establishment
of a government armor plant.
Washington, July r.-Secretary Long
; ha decided to send the battleehlp In-
that It would be decidedly risky In the
unsatisfactory condition of the approach
es to the dock here.
Washington, July 27. Assistant Secre
tary Howell of the treasury department
who is in charge of customs matters,
said today: "The now tariff bill is par
tl3ularly free from ambiguities, which.
1 - . . T lnnV .
durln tKe flacal yeap
of 1899."
Royal aasks th food pars,
wbeiesoso and delicto.
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