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DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL,
SALEM' OREGON, THUESDAT, ATJGUST BG, I89T.
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More Gold From Alaska,
Men Report Plenty of Gold-Bad
Liquor and Rough Trails,
as the largest stock of late style shoes in
jEe city Our stock is up tp date. We
ve no "old stock" to pay taxes and inter
on. Our assortment is complete, Our
Lotto is "underbuy," "undersell" We buy
Ladies' fine ox blood or green shoes,
:e or button, latest toes, $2,25,
Men's fine calf shoes, ox blood or black,
ly style $270,
Men's fine calf green shoes $2,95,
See our hoppickers gloves from 22c
To buy harvest and hop-pickers
We have a full line of castor horse, goat, buck,
calf and hogskin gloves, equal to the best in qual
ity, fit and workmanship, not to forget prices
which are as low as the lowest A full
with every pair from 50c up, Ask to see our
hoppickers favorite at 25c, They are values
that must be seen to be appreciated,
P W. JOHNSON & CO.
120 State street,
rifice sale of clothing still on,
irtiif and Uegetables
Received Fresh Every Morning,
I i Gravestein apple&vfinest in the world.
Delicious Bartlctt pears.
Elegant peaches for canning,
Sonnemann, The Grocer
Victoria, Aug. 20. More good
news has como from the Klondike, by
the steamer City of Topeka which ar
rived, leaving Juneau Just after the
arrival thereof Joe Birch, James Mc
Kay and Archie Shelp, who i made the
trip from Dawson City to Dyea in
twenty days. They" did not come any
further than Juneau, but Intend to go
back to the mines. They had a pretty
rough trip, having to paddle and tow
their boat up the rivers. In conversa
tion with one of the passengers, who
came down on the Topeka, Shelp
spoko very highly of the Stewart
river and Indian river, although there
has been no sensational finds, from
$10 to $15 per pan being taken out of
these rivers. Close upon $2,000,000 in
dust had gone down on the rivers
steamers, the owners intending to
take the steamer Portland at St.
Mlchaeb. Gold passed at $17 an
ounce at Dawson City. Shelp glyes
this list of Juneau men who struck it
rich. They are: Dick Laws, $100,000;
J. Smith, $50,000; Oscar Ashby and
W. Leak refused $150,000 for their
claims; Joe Brant, $30,000; Cornelius
Edwards, $25,000; Whipple,
$10,000; Harry Ash, who left on the
last boat for San Francisco, $100,000;
an old man who a few months ago
was cutting wood around Juneau,
boutadozen men who went north
within the last few weeks, intending
to go to the mines, came back on the
Topeka and they say many will fol
Two surveyors have been sent out
to try and find u better route for the
Skaguay trail, and, If they succeed,
the men have promised to go to work
Among those who threw up the
sponge and came back to civilization,
was Sam Brown, of Seattle; William
Albert Nles, an attorney, of Los An
geles, also came back, but he is golmg
to make another trial, this time by
the Stlckeen river route. Chief Fac
tor Ilall, of the Hudson Bay Com
pany, who also came down on the
boat, hevlng been to Cassia, reports
the route a splendid one.
Sealle, Aug. 20. The news comes
from Sitka, by the steam collier Wil
lamette, of a horrible case of poison
ing. When the steamer left, there
were Indications that Judge Lynch
would try the culprit who did the
poisoning. MIchey McGee, a saloon
keeper at Sitka, sold several bottles of
liquor to ten Indians and they bocame
violently sick. Just how many of
them were dead, when the steamer
left, the passengers did not know.
One said that five were dead, and
another that two had died and others
were dying. The Indians were greatly
excited, as well as the whites, but
McGee was out on bail. He claims
that he did not know the whiskey
was poisoned. He admits selling
them the stuff. The fatal concoction
was a mixture of whiskey, coal oil,
lemon Juice and alcohol.
Arthur Needham, of Shelton,
Wash., made an examination of the
"I went over with forty pounds,"
he said, "and in my Judgement, If a
man has horses, there is absolutely
no reason why be should not get over
before winter sets in. A man should
use the Wh'l te pass-lfhehas horses;
If not, ho should take the Chllkoot."
Stamps are worth 5 cents each In
Skaguay, and going up. Wages at
packing, from $7 to $15 a day. rota
toes are scarce and bring $2.50 to
$3 09 ' a sack. The Willamette
brought don about 200 letters.
Sylvester Scovllle, the New York
World correspondent, had to pay $100
for having his 800-pound outfit taken
over the pass and down the river.
Scovllle expected to make the lakes
In dvo days and the Klondike In fif
W. R. Nelson says that Collector
Ivy was making It warm for liquor
seller at Skaguay and Sitka. A raid
was made the day the Willamette left
and $8000 worth of liquor was seized.
Two Chinamen who went to Ska
guay from Dyea, on a small boat, were
promptly run out of town.
Seattle, Aug. 20. The steamer
Willamette has returned from Skag
uay and Dyea. A number of the Wil
lamette's sailors deserted at Skagguay
The Willamette, brings confiding
stories as to the condition of theSkag
The city of Skaguay Is described as
a place of 5,000 people. For five miles
up the trail there are tents all along
on both sides, but the greater share of
people have never been any distance
at all up the trail. Rain and mud, and
discontent and confusion prevail
everywhere. The men have a severe
respect for the vigilance committee,
but refuse to obey any authority when
it comes to working on the trail.
Buildings arc going up rapidly, and
Btores and saloons are opening every
On the outside of one of the dunce
houses Is a tree uron which several
significant notices are posted, and
from the limb of which dangles a new
one Inch rope with a noose. This was
put there by the vigilance commette,
and it Is more effective than a hund
red yolumes of statutes against crime.
Three of tho notices read: "Free
dance tonight;" "Packers wanted
on the trail; apply to Muck & Co ;"
"Saddle horses wanted; no cheap hat
There arc many rcstaurantSitt
Skaguay, but the fare is poor. While
the unloading of the .VHlamettc was
in progress an exciting incident oc
curred. At Skagnay about 30 men.
from ashore, -were employed to help
unload. They took the places of the
men who had quit, and they hoard
that the fare aboard the Will'tnetto
was fresh beef. About that time tho
steward ordered a change of diet on
the boat, to pork and beans. This
was a change-for tho crew, but It was
decidedly distasteful to the new men
who had been living on those suc
culent dishes for several weeks. One
bold fellow, after dinner, mounted
the huricanc deck of the steamer and,
drawing a revolver and llnrlshlng It
in the air, announced that the next
meal would contain a liberal supply
of fresh meat or there would be a
young grayeyard started. No one
seemed to take the announcement
seriously, and the next meal the bad
man scrambled Into the mess of pork
and beans as meekly as the others.
Quotations at 330 p, m.
New York Wheat Up Wednesday
Lane County Court House.
Eugene, Aug. 20. (Special.) The
commissioners court convened yester
day afternoon and opened the bids
for the court houso foundation. They
were as follows:
Langford & Landlen $0,250
L N Roney 0,057
Fred A Erlxson 6,933
Mr. Erlxson requests leave to with
draw bid. No action taken.
The contract will not bo let until
Judge Potter returns from the tipper
McKenzie, which will be three or four
Mr. Enxson stated that he had
made an error in his calculations and
asked leave to withdraw his bid. A
deposit of ten per cent of the amount
of the bid was made In each case, and
it Is left with the court as to whether
Mr. Erlxson will withdraw his de
Shasta, Cal., Aug, 20. A minor
named Jim McCormcr found n nuguet
on Soda crcek.four miles from Tare rn
which weighed $300. The diggings
where the nugget- was found have
been worked for twenty yeare.
L.OANTON, III., Aug. 20. Gold quartz
has been discovered near here, and the
find is said to be rich in ore.
New York wheat market took an
upward turn Wednesday.
Near tho close tho markot was
firmly Inclined, but rumors were that
exporters had picked up something
like 800,000 bushels at New York and
outports. Final figures vcre at2l3
cents advance over lust night. Sen
timent after 'change was rather par
tial to the bull side, on the Idea that
prices have had a sharp enough break
to shako up a lot of burdensome long
wheat, allowing the market to rest on
a healthy basis again. Total trans
actions were over 14,000,000 bushels.
M. Vigor, the former French min
ister of agriculture, has written a let
ter to the Matin, opposing any reduc
tion of the duties on wheat and flour,
taking the ground that such steps
would only benefit thoso who specu
late In those products.
Springfield, Mass., An?-. 20. An
inquiry into European crop conditions
conducted by the Orungc-Judd Co. In
dicate that the food crop situation
abroad Is very grave.
Estimates ot Europe's (Including
England) needs of wheat imports
range all the wuy from 300,000,000 to
400,000,000 bushels. Europe's wheat
crops for 1895, 1894 and 1893 averaged
1,500,000,000 bushels. In 1891, the
famine year, It was only 1,200,000,000.
The Impression Is gaining ground
that Europe's wheat this year Is even
less than in 1891.
But this Is not tho worst of It. Eu
rope usually produces as much rye as
she does wheat. It is tho bread grain
of the masses. The rye crop of the
principal European countries lias av
eraged about 1,300,000,000 annually for
1890, 1893, 1894 and 1893. This season
the ryo crop of these countries cannot
much exceed 875,000,000 bushels.
Quito as bad Is the potato prospect.
Only about 1,850,000,000 bushels of po
tatoes will be harvested In these coun
tries this year. Without regard to
tho United Kingdom or other Euro
pean countries, there Is n shortago of
some million bushcIs.of potatoes. The
Europcon shortage, compared with
Wheat, bushels 300,000,000
Rye, bushels 335,000,000
Potatoes, bushels 1,000,000,000
Total, bushels 1,020,000,000
Portland, Aug. 20. Wheat quieter,
easier, buyers holding off, there being
no margin for profit on asking prices.
The tendency is to more ease. Valley
nominal 87J88J as to location.
Freights firmly held. British bark
Dunhritton taken off spot ut. 35s.
London, Aug. 20. Wheat cargoes
for shipment rather easier. Valley
about 39s per quarter. Country,
Liverpool, Aug. 20. Wheat spot
lots quiet f.nd unaltered, futures
dearer. Sept ember 7s 10Jd.
Paris, Aug. 20. Spot wheat closed
dull. Country markets quiet.
Antwerp, Aug. 20. Wheat closed
New York, Aug. 20. Wheat strong
Sept. $101 i. Deo. 09c.
CmcAao, Aug. 20. Wheat very
brisk sold as high as $103 for Sept.
closed 08 J; Dec. 031(2001; weakened
off on curb, Dec. 02 1.
Han ii'HANCJSco, Aug. 20. Wheat,
spot steady $1.57J1.00; December
J opened strong at 81,01, closed weak at
$1.59; May 81.58J.
Grave Crisis Now in India.
Situation on the Afghan Frontier
Bomby, Aug. The latest dis
patches received from tho frontier
states that tho situation is getting
worse. It Is ovident that tho Indian
government must face a grave crisis
Involving heavy .expenditure and
probably great loss of life.
The government Is confronted with
tho following stato of affairs:
Khyber pass has fallen into tho
hands ot the Afrldas; tho posts In
Kurrem valley are threatened by the
powerful tribe of tho Orakzal; the Mo
hand tribesmen are meditating a re
newal of hostilities around Fort Shab
kadar, while thousands of troops are
engaged In crushing tho revolt in the
Swat valley, and two largo brigades
are holding tho Tochi valley, whore
tho raahsud mazlrls are again restless.
The authorities arc convinced
that Fort All MusJId could
only havo fallen after desperate
fighting, as tho natlvo garrison of
Khyber rifles was mado up of men who
rendered valuablo assistance in the
BJack mountain expedition of 1883.
Tho fall of the fort is a very serious
blow, forltisolatcfl FortLundl Kotat,
which Is at tho extremo end of Khy
ber pass, garrisoned by 300 Khyber
rifles, and necessitates the promptcon
quests of the pass.
Tho wildest excitement prevails
among the Hindoo traders at Banu,
on Kurram river. It Is reported that
7000 Wazerls Intend to sweep down
there to attack tho town and massacre
the Inhabitants. The mullah and his
emissaries, and especially thoso from
the Afghan governor of ICost, aro
actively stirring up tho Wazerls, who
aro also affected by the disloyal atti
tude of tho Kurram tribes and em
boldened by tho knowledge that tho
garrison at Banu is very weak.
Somewhat more hopeful Intelligence
comes from tho Swat valley,where tho
Bonerwals havo opened peaco negotia
tions. Tho authorities expect that
this will bo n widespread influence, es
pecially If It Is followed by submission.
The Fall of Fort Ah MusJId.
Silma, Aug. 20. It is ofllcially an
nounced that Fort All Musjud, in tho
Khyber pass, was ovacuated after 11
of tho garrison, composed of Khyber
rifles (native levies) had deserted.
Thcro Is no confirmation ot tho re
port that tho Afrldas havo massacred
300 of this force. All MusJId was
burned by tho enemy.
Will Sustain Spam.
London, Aug. 20. Tho Paris cor
respondent of the. Dally Mall says:
United States Mlnlstci Woodford,
Ambassador Porter und Ambassador
Will to have fulled .to arrive at any
definite decision at their conference.
General IVoodford's task Is ex
tremely delicate. lie has been In
structed to put tho screw npon Spain,
but. to avoid any step leidlng toon
open rupturo, Much depends, there
fore, upon Spain's attitude, and upon
the amount of support she receives In
Europe. On both theo points tho re
ports of Ambassador White and Am
bassador Porter wero unfavorable to
tho American cae, The Spanish gov
ernment is forced by public opinion to
continue tho policy of Canovas, and
the sentiment of both Franco and
Germany Is decidedly hostile to Amer
Is It An Elopement? A young
lady and gentleman, holding respon
sible positions and highly respected,
wero seen to cngago a livery rig this
morning a fact that aroused consider
able suspicion among their many
friends. When lasit seen tho young
couple was on tho Jefferson road.
The most Intimate friends of tho
young couple can scarcely credit the
affair as being an elopctcentand anxi
ously await further developments,
Deadly Work of an Assassin,
Seven Negros Lynched for Wound
ing a White Man.
Montevideo, Uruguay, Aug.. 20
During the national feto here, Presi
dent Borda was shot and killed by nn
Tho assassin is a youth named Arre-
dondo. Ho was arrested.
President Bordo died almost Im
mediately after ho was shot. Scnor
Cuedtas, president of tho senate, has
assamed tho presidency of tho repub
(Scnor Idiarto Borda, president of
Uruguay, acceeded to the presidency
in March, 1894. Ho also had consider
bio trouble during tho latter prt of
his reign, a revolution having been
raging In that country for tho past
nine months, but this uprising was
practically suppressed and an era of
peaco and national progress has but
recently begun to dawn upon tho coun
try. Tho assassination Is, doubtless,
tliooutiome ot tho recent revolution
tho murderer being probably a mem
ber of tho rebellious faction In the re
public.) '.Wholesale Lynching.
Little Rook, Ark., Aug. 20. If a
report which reached hero bo true, a
wholesale lynching has taken place in
Cloburn county. Arkansas, where, ac
cording to report, six men wero swung
Into eternity by an enraged mob of
citizens. One negro rapist was burned
In his home by a posse of deputy sher
iffs, of Drew county.Sunday plght.and
Tuesday morning tho lifeless body of
a negro luurdercror was found dan
ling from a railroad trestle near Pine
Monday night six of tho murderer's
companions In crimo were taken to
lull at Bison, and then came tho news
that thoentlro half dozen had been
A terrible riot occurred at a negro
picnic near Kendal Saturday. Two
white men wero attacked and terribly
cut by a mob of picnickers. One of
these men, Johnson, a prominent citi
zen, died of his wounds. Two ring
leaders In tho riot wero arrested and
turned over to tho mob. Quick work
was made of one of them, but tho
other escaped, after being shot sev
eral times. Not satisfied the enraged
citizens began searching for other ri
oters. Six men were arrested at day
light, and ofllccrs started with them
to Jail at Bison, tho countyseat. Tho
prediction was freely made that all 0
would bo linched within 12 hours. It
Is now reported that a soxtublo lynch
ing has already occurcd.
The Deadly Folding-Bed.
Oaioaqo, Aug. 20. Al Hanklns, a
widely known sporting man, was
killed by the collapso of a folding-bed.
no had Just entered his apartments,
and seated himself on tho edge of ft ho
bed when It unexpectedly, closed and
his neck was broken.
Newport, Aug. 20. Surauel Case,
an old pioneer of Yaqulna bay, and tho
well-known proprietor of the Oceau
House, this city, died at his resldenco
last cvenlngof cancer ot tho stomach.
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