r 1 Y i A YUKON OUTFIT , , WHAT . THE GOLD HUNTER 4 t "' SHOULD TAKE. ' V ' ) "i TT . '"j i i "'V Soond Advice for Those WhoContem plate Seeking Their Fortune 'in the Vy New Gold Fields of Alaska and the Northwest Territory. 8pecialCorrespondence.l The most practical and vital question to be decided by the man who intends to go to the Yukon next year is the composition and quantity of his' outfit., What should he take and how much oi it. This is far more important a ques tion than that of the route he shall se lect, since by any regular, route he would probably reach his destination, " while should he not have a proper out-' . fit, he would be likely to find his labor ; to have been all in vain, with failure and possible starvation staring him in the face. ' 5 "" '' 1 Whatever a, man would require to eat, to wear or to work with, he should take with 'him.5 , To go into that coun try depending upon being able to pur chase any of the- necessaries of life or BXioceasful work is to run the risk of . utter failure and calamity. Again and again was this asserted ' by experienced Yukoners when the excitement broke out in July. Publicly through the " press and privately on all occasions they advised gold seekers to take with them a complete equipment for 18 months, certainly not less than a year, and to place no dependence whatever upon being able'to purchase what they - might need from trading poBts. This advice was bassed upon the well-known conditions of work and transportation -in that region. .The miner might be located several hundred miles by a trail impassable in winter from the nearest trading post, while the post itself, even if accessible might fail .to secure a . stock of goods. . " The soundness of 'this ' advice has been amply demonstrated' the present ''season. Hundreds who did not give it sufficient : weight, have rushed into Dawson City with not enough food to last them , through the winter, only to find that not a pound of food is to be , purchased there, and that they are but - adding to the distress of those already threatened withy, starvation. ' They have not done this in ignorance, but in , defiance of the advjce of men of expert . . ence. , The golden mirage of their im aginations has blinded them- to the ' practical, and they have rushed head long to needless hardships, if. not de- -. struotioo.-. Yet- the majority ok them took this advioe seriously: at first, and equipped themselves well ifo'r .the jour ney.. Very few, indeed, of those who have reached Dawson with almost rioth '. ing for their support this winter, land ed at Dyea' or Skagway with lesa than , a thousand pounds of supplies eaoh. The secret of jtheir, present shortness is the difficulties of the trail and their in- , ,.. tense, eagerness to reach their destina tion. They have disposed of or aban- a-dohed the bulk of their outfits, trusting to luck, or the, deity supposed to have Tools' in his special charge, to-get through the 4 winter somehow. They would have done better to have camped at the lakes till spring, than to have' : gone on' to Dawson short of supplies. 'n They would hrye done still better.when n they 'found they could not get through "J i this fall in good shape, to have returned to tle coast and waited until spring for another attempt fully equipped. Those . who followed this oourse are inflnetly '."..better off than those who saorifioed everything to their insane eagerness to . get through, and are now at Dawson with nothing to do and threatened with being overwhelmed by a calamity of ! their own creation. , ...K ... ffhe value of the advioe given to those who started last fall has been demon- strated by their experiences.. ..The same advice is as valuable to those who will V.go in 1 the spring. ' Take everything . with you that you anticipate to need for a year for any purpose, and do not .. depend upon beingable to buv anything . whatever, i It is folly to take for. gran t , i. ed sthat there will be so many new steamers on the river next year that the country will ,be amply supplied with food and other necessaries. Assuming that transportation facilities will be in ' creased ten times, this will be offset by the undoubted fact that more than ten times as many persons will go in as ' ' are there now, and that the added trans- - . portation facilities will be used to carry them and their outfits. To the thou sands who are already there and must depend entirely upon supplies 6rought ! ri for sale, must be added the other - thousands who will not heed the voice .tjof prudence and .will rush in lightly equipped, depending upon purchasing what they need for the winter. , It is ' extremely doubtful whether enough v goods for sale- can be taken In' next summer to supply this demand. In deed, in view of the experiences of this year, it is almost certain that they can not . ' , Even if ; it were not for this uncer tainty, the conditions of successful work ' there require that the miner take in a ", .'full equipment and have it with him wherever he goes. The Yukon ' gold fields cover a great area of oountry, while the trading posts are few and at , present only along the Yukon river. Other, posts' will doubtless be "estab- lished next year, near suoh new dia ' tricts as may become populous, yet even , these will be only at points accessible ;. to steamers. Those .going to the gold . .". fields- must not expect to find claims ;'. near the present centers of population. They, will be compelled to prospect dis- v tant streams and gulohes, and if suc- 'cessful, they may locate several hun dred miles from the nearest store. - To y be compelled to make a .journey after, supplied might cause the loss of, the ea tire eeasons prospecting, ev.en assuming 'that "the tilings peededsould be pur chased at All; Every prospeoting party should be fully equipeped to subsist itself for a year. Otherwise it can not carry on its work under the conditions necessary for auooess. This is made dear when one understands the method of mining and the difficulties of travel in the winter season in a mountainous region without trails, the; ground cov ered with snow and the ', thermometer almost continuously below zero. The ground is frozen from surface to bedrock, a distance varying in mining claims from 20 to ,40. feet. Even in, summer it thaws' out less--than afoot from the surfaoe. The best pay dirt or gravel is just above the bed reck, and to sink a shaft down 'to this requires a great deal of fuel; and it' takes niany weeks of hard work in the open season to gather fuel"' enough to last through the wintei for ' heating and working purposes. Water for washing out the dirt and extracting the gold can be had' only in the summer and early fall. In some . districts water flows, only a few weeks each year. All the dirt taken out of the shaft ia.piled up near it till the following summer," and until then the miner can.noi tell what Will be the result of his year's' labor. This is the ordinary iprogramme of the Yukon mine. He reaohes the gold fields in, June or July .f He spends the next few weeks in prospecting and finally locates a claim'. There is then but a short time left in which to gather fire wood and .prepare lot wqrk. Dur ing the winter he sinks, his' shaft and piles up the dirt to be run through sluice boxes the next summer. When he can get water he begins washing, and by the time he , has completed it 1 more than a year has passed from the time he first arrived in the gold fields, and if may then be too late for him to get but ot the country that season. If he went in supplied for 18 months and has kept his supplies he is all right. It not, be may be in the position of those Klondike miners this winter, who have not supplies to carry them through till spring and oan not buy them at any price. I . .So much "for the "necessity.., of an ample equipment. Now a few words about the. nature of it. Some things re absolute necessitites, and one of these is quicksilver for saving the gold. Take five pounds. To be without it would be like a soldier wjthout ammu nition. ' It should be in a metal flask of some kind, something that will not break, and care should be taken not to spill it.' A' pick and 'long-handled shovel are necessary toolsalso a gold pah. , You will want a kit of tools for making a boat,1 as well as for building a cabin, flumes, etc It should consist of whipsaw, handsaw, . jack plane, draw-knife, axe, claw hatohet, ham mer; square, chisel,' files, whetstone, -obalkv line-, and... wire , u4. jpilyanized nails, also oakum, pitch, oars, row locksK calking iron, boat cotton, twine, sail needles,' vooden block and manila cotton rope. ' The necessary-' camping" outfit con sists of a tent,, a Yukon stove, a nest of three camp kettles, fry pan, bake pan, water bucket, plates, cup. and saucer, coffee pot, knives, ' forks, spoons, two large spoons and a butcher knife. The best materials for -utensils are alumi num, graniteware and steel, in .the or der named. No tin, china or glass is desirable. .. There is no eoonomy in not getting the best and a full equipment. Food must be good and properly oooked if one would retain health -and be in condition to work. Insufficient or poorly oooked "food, with little variety, is the chief cause of scurvy. Too much oare oannot be exeroised in this par ticular. . As for food, an' adequate supply for 18 months weighs .about a ton. ,.The chief items are 600 pounds of flour, 800 pounds of bacon, 150 pounds each of beans and sugar, 75 pounds each of rolled oats or other mush 'material and corn meal, 50 poundB of ricej six dozen cans of condensed milkj 85 pounds of butter in sealed cans, 150 pounds of evaporated vegetables, 100 pounds of evaporated fruit, 50 pounds of prunes and raisins, 80 pounds of dried fish, 40 pounds of coffee, with baking powder, soda, salt, pepper, ginger, mustard, yeast cakes, tea, soap, , matches, lime juice (very important), dried beef, ex tract of beef, soups in tins, sausage, to baCcp, to,,' as desired;: bearing is mind always that variety of food promotes health. There has more or less been said in the papers about various con centrated foods, but with the exception of evaporated vegetables and fruit,' condensed preserves,; condensed milk and beef extraot there is nothing yet been brought forward which has been proved desirable. One can not afford to experiment with his stomach in Alaska. ' All supplies .should., be r carefully packed in canvas sacks of a total weight of 60 pounds each as nearly as possible.-" Canvas of superior quality should be used, the object being to preserve the food from loss by dampness as well as by breaking or tearing of the paokages. Fifty pound packages are the most con venient for handling, and this is often as great a weight as one man can carry. It is better; to have', these canvas sacks paraffined, to resist dampness.' Do not use oiled canvas, as the extreme cold ness causes it to orack, with consequent loss of the contents of the sack. This is true also of oiled clothing, sleeping bags, etc Plain canvas is better than oiled, and paraffined better than plain. A canvas tarpauliri 'ls necessary as an outfit cover, and this may also be-fitted up and used for a sail. The canvas sacks should be" numbered and a list ot the contents of each kept. The owner's name should be plainly marked on each. Such necessaries as matohes, candles, etc., 'should be distributed throughout the sacks, so that a loss oi a portion of the outfit will not deprive the owner of ; these things. Put matohes in tin boxes? The camper,( will require a tent, ' exiu or iuxi. being , the, .usual''' sizes . taken;. ( ,Each man should havai a canvas1 sleepfng bag,, preferably paraffined, with ' a .hoodjto draw over his head." "He'tia'n h'stv'e tni other heav? wodlar sleeping lbhg 4 to 'go k inside this,, or use blankets, as he may prefer, though there is more warmth to the same weight in the sleeping bag. As for clothing, ' the essentials are maokinaw suits, heavy woolen under wear and overshirts, heavy woolen socks, woolen mitts and .fleece lined leather mitts, heavy leather boots, gum boots," overalls, woolen cap, soft felt hat and a waterproof clothing sack. To this equipment one may add whatever he may thin-k desirable, but these at least are necessary. The question of footwear is an important one. ; Gum boots are worn only while at work in the water, either in a claim or along the trail. Leather boots crack and are easily ruined in the snow and cold. The Indiana make a moccasin boot, called "muckluok," which ia the usual footwear along the Yukon, but it will of course be impossible for them to sup ply, the demand, for them next year. This renders it advisable for the gold seeker to take at least one extra pair of bpots with him. The most desirable is the style of boot worn by lumbermen. There are numerous little things that are a necessary part of an equipment. Every man should have a small kit'! shoemaker's tools and sunnlies. also a complete mending outfit for clothing, 1 toilet articles, etc., air in a case with pockets, ,one that can be rolled up and tied. A few yards of mosquito netting are necessary, for mosquitoes are a pgst. Goggles to protect the eyes from ' snow blindness are 'necessary. Pens, ink, penoils, paper and government stamped, envelopes, both Canadian and United States, should be taken. A few books are worth their weight. , Fishing tackle and . shot guns are likely to prove of service, as the Btreams teem with fish and water-fowl are extremely abundant in summer. Traps are use less, as all taking of animals for their fur is done by Indians. , A compass is desirable, also snow calks for the feet. For travel on the snow a Yukon sled is needed. No matter by what route one travels or .how he expects to' transport his Outfit, there will be times either on the journey in or later when he will have to pack supplies on his own back, and he should be equipped for it., The .ordjinary packing straps cutandgall the shoulders "and let the load lie' like a dead weight on );he small of the bacfc and the kindeys. There lare various devices for overcoming these troubles. The t best of them are the Merriam pack, by which the weight is thrown upon the hips, and the Yukon packing frame, which places the weight on the shoulders. Either is wurth far 'more than it costs to the man who has to pack 'his outfit. In paoking it is a great mistake to overdo oneself or to carry a load too far. The best plan ia to move the entire outfit along by short stages, and then to stop work before completely exhausted.' One should be especially careful not to, sit around without a coat when heated or to wear wet olothing when not at work. ' . Every man going to Alaska should take a small supply of medicines and surgical neoessaries. These out fits, both regular and homeopathic, may be prooured in specially prepared cases, and cost about $10. He should also understand the use of the remedies and appliances. Finally, the best advice of all is to take only the best quality of every thing, whether clothing, proivsions or utensils, and to procure them'from experienced- outfitters, who know just what is wanted and how to pack it. It is poor economyiito save a cent or two a pound on provisions and theh pay a dollar a pound to get this cheap food to its destination. ' , ' ; These things can all be bought oheap er and to better advantage at the outfit ting points from which the steamers saij than at any other place. It is both , economy and widsom to wait until the final starting point is r"eauhed before outfitting, as a perfect equipment, se lected under the advice of reliable out fitters and properly packed, is half the battle for success. . - ' , . , . Girl I'shem in a Church. Because the members of his ohurch were negligent in attending Sunday services and still more so in contribut ing to the support of himself and the churoh, Rev. Maurice Penfield Fikes, pastor of the First Baptist churijh at Trenton, N. J., decided to try an inno vation to attract people to hear him preach an3 their nickles and. dimes from their . unwiiiing pockets., ' He in troduced pretty girls as .ushers, and is mure than pleased with the results of the first experiment. Mr. Fikes had the sagacity to make announcement of the fact that the young women would show folks to their seats and take up the collection. He was care ful, too, to pick out six ofithe prettiest girls in his flock, so the churoh had more young men in its pews than had ever before been seen there. Every seat in the church was filled long be fore services were begun, and it was necessary to get chairs in the aisles. As ushers the girls were a grand suo cess, but their best services were given when the time came to take up flie col lection. ' The innovation doesn't meet with the approval of the' other preach ers, who sav that when neonle are drawn to a church simply forthe privi-J lege of looking upon a , bevy of pretty girls there is no lasting good to be ex pected from it. But Mr. Fikes says that he believes in getting people into' his ohurch and he doesaJtr oare how he does it so long as the means are legiti mate and honest. It took a long time to take up the collection, but when it was over and the money oounted there was nearly $300 to add to ' the treasury of the church. , Miss Maud Parks of Lock Raven, Baltimore county, Md.,was sitting ner a stove when a oelluloid comb in her hair caught fire. ,: Somebody present got a bucket of , water and .emptied it over her; ,:i..:u:-s - A California olaims the--largest boy in the world of -his age.f' HisYiames 'Jcihn Bardinvi'l'.'Ha is 15 Wears .bltl.ifsi' fe&t' nvp incheff '-taii,';aBj weTgnj 230 WEEKLY MARKET LETTER. Office of Downing, Hopkins & Co., Chicago Board of Trade Brokers, 711-714 Chamber ot Com merce Building, Portland, Oregon. ' The trade has fallen into a way of thinking that the big , receipts of the past week will clean up the surplus wheat that is liable to come out at present prices. Most of this wheat is contract, when it is all in the bulls think that they will control the situa tion. Y ; '' .'..' ,'-n' ' ';. ' "', ' In the Northwest the claim is made that 80 per cent of tbs orop has been marketed, , and that oountry elevator stocks ' are 'very ; light compared with previous years; , Every one is , looking for a sharp falling off ; in receipts after the first of the year; also' for higher priceB, while the situation on all sides is admittedly bullish the world over, the prices have hot responded to. what the bulls think the position of stocks to estimate requirements justifies., They have fixed the, standard of values in thejr own minds, and because they are not realized they feel disappointed. Most of them are too much inclined to Ipse sight of the fact that the., price of wheat has reached a point, where sub stitutions of other a-ticles outs greatly into the consumption, and that the speculators are more solicitous . as to the price and the probable supplies than the consumers. --' ' The outlook for supplies from Ar gentine is uncertain, the probabilfty being that the exportable surplus will not exceed 80,000,000 bushels. Trad, ers lose sight of the fact that Argen tine is a large country, and that unfa vorable conditions will hardly exist over the entire territory. Harvesting is now in progress, and the rains might reduce the exportable surplus, Thereiwill be little wheat to ship from Australia, but . India's pros pects are evidently good, judging from the free offerings in Liverpool for September.- The American visible supply this week showed a larger increase than expected, being 1,051,000 bushels more than last weeK, and now totals 86,616, 000 bushels, as compared with 54,443, 000 bushels at the same time last year. ' ' ' ' Portland Market.'. '' ' WheatWalla Walla, 75 76c; Val ley and Bluestem, 77 78c per bushel. ' Four Best grades, $4.25; , graham, $8.40; superfine, $2.25 per barrel. , Oats Choice white, 35 86c; ohoioe gray, 83 84e per bushel. BarleyFeed barley, $1920; brew ing, $20 per ton. ' ' ' ' Millstiffa Bran, $17 per ton;, mid dlings, $21; shorts, $18.. . Hay Timothy, $12.5018; clovr, $10 11; California wheat, $10; do oat, $11; Oregon wild hay, $910 per ton.-' '' ' '"'' ' ' ' Eggs 1825o per dozen. " '.' " ; Butter Fancy creamery, 65 60o; fair to good, 4550c; dairy, 40 50c per roll.:. ;--'.-. '. .,,,,.,.''.,, Cheese Oregon, llc; Young America, 123; California, 910e per pound. Poultry Chickens, mixed, $1.75 2.25 per dozen;; broilers, $2.002.50; geese, $5.506.50; ducks, $4.005.00 per dozen; turkeys, live, 8 9c per pound. , , - ; , , .-,'. . Potatoes Oregon-Burbanks, 8545e per sack; sweets, $1.40 per cental. . : - Onions Oregon, new, red, 90c; yel low, 80o per cental. Hops 514c per pound for hew crop; 1896 orop, 46o: ' , Wool Valley, 14 16c per pound; Eastern Oregon, 7 12c; mohair, 20 22o per pound. Mutton Gross, best bbcep, wethers and ewes, $8.50; dressed mutton, 86c; spring lambs, 5c per pound. Hogs Gross, , choice heavy, $4.00; lightand feeders, $8.004.00; dressed; $4. 50 5. 00 per 100 pounds. Beef Gross, top steers, $2. 75 8. 00; cows, $2.60; dressed beef, 46c per pound. .. . -. '' Veal Large, 4J5o; small, 5 6o per pound. ; . Seattle Market. , Butter Fancy .native creamery, brick, 28c; ranch, 16 18c. v Cheese Native Washington, 12)jo; California, 930. ' -!' , Eggs Fresh ranch, 28c .' -Poultry Chickens, live, per pound, hens, 10c; spring chickens,. $2.50 8 00; ducks, $3. 60 3. 75. . . Wheat Feed wheat, $22 per ton. , Oats Choice, per ton, $1920. , Corn Whole, $22; cracked, per ton, $22; feed meal, $22 per ton. Barley Rolled or ground, per ton, $22; whole, $22. ' . - Fresh Meats Choice dressed beef, steers, 6c; cows, 5c; mutton sheep, 7c; pork, 6c; veal, small, 7., . Fresh Fish Halibut, 6 6c; salmon, 8c; -salmon trout 710o; flounders and sole, 84; ling cod, 45; rock cod, 6c; smelt, 2(4c Fresh Fruit Apples, 50o$1.25 per box; peaches, 75 80c; prunes, 8540c; pears, 75c $1 per box. San Franelseo Market. ' Wool Nevada 11 18c; Oregon, 12 14c; Northern, 7 8o per pound. ' Hops 10 14c per pound. Millstnffs Middlings, $2023; Cal ifornia bran, $17.0018.00 per ton.' '. Onions New red. 7080c; do'new Bilverskin, $2.002.25 percental, Eggs Store, 2428c; ranoh, 80 84c; Eastern, 1620; duck, 2025c per dozen. - . ' ... Citrus Fruit Oranges, navels, $1.508.00; Mexican slimes, $2.00 8.00; California lemons, choice, $1.50 2.00; do common,50c$1.25 per box, i Cheese Fancy mild, new, 12 c; fair to good, 78c per,pound., '.' , !',Vl" . ! Hay-i-Whuat, ' 12 " 14; wheat,. and oat, $11 14; ,oat,..$1012; river bar, ley, $78;.: best barley; r$1012; alfalfa; $8.5010; clovei, '$8.60lo;t i pei-' el la." 76o $1 per box; plums, 20 85c. ' ' Ff esh' Ff uiti-J A spies', 8oo $1 . 2 5 tatfn&rf ''grapes' 8550oj;"Isab 6075cV 'peaclies, '50S$1';' pears,' HEVEB CONTENT. Some people are never content with any thing. ' They, will not find exactly what they want even in Heaven, if they know some one is there ahead of them. For in stance, some are great sufferers from neu ralgia. Friends have told them what is best and certain to cure them. Not content with what is said, they suffer on. , Vain ravages and devastates the sj'stem, and leaves it a barren waste. St. Jacobs Oil has cured thousands. Just try it. John E. Redmoncl,' M. 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Deafness is caused by an in ftnmed condition of the mucous lining of the Eustachian Tube. When this tube is inflamed , you have a rumbling sound or imperfect hear ing, and when it is entirely closed, deafness is the result, and nnless the inflammation can be -taken out and this tube restored to its normal condition, hearing will be destroyed forever; nine cases out of ten are caused by Catarrh, which is nothing but an inflamed oondition ef the mucous surfaces. ' . We will cive One Hundred Dollars for any case of deafness, (caused by catarrh) that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for eir cnlars) free. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. feold by druggists, 75c. Hall's Family Pills are the best. Authoritiefl of the Kansas university dismissed all the natural b'story classes on circus day recently to enable the students to stny the animals. . HOME PKODUCT8 AND FUKE FOOD.. ' All Eastern Syrup, so-called, usnallV very light colored and of heavy bodv, is jnnde from glucose. 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It soothes tiie'child. soft-f S eils th mims. aliarh all naln. cures wind rolk-.&nd is - I h the best romedv for dtarrhosa. Twenty five ceutt a ! T bottle. His the beet of all; .- - 3 i N. Pi' N.' Vi ' ' ., ; No. -1 , '98. 1X7 HEN wilt I ii it to advertisers, please 11 meutloa tHis uaper. '