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STAMPEDING FOR BELLOW DUST" REALLY
. WORTKTHERlCEASKS SAWYER?
Wm. Jam'es and Helpers at. Work at the .Sluice-boxes.
. By E. 0. Sawyer,
i Shushanna. ' '
Now the smoke "is out of my eyes
and I am losing toy appetite for half
cooked beans seasoned with gravel,
soggy hotcakes and raw bacon, let's
rant a bit on stampeding' on the trail'
as I sit here in camp at Shushanna,
the seat 6f the new gold fields of
First of all, put. goldjn, the "list 'Of;
poisons along with -cocaine and'
opium. No victim of the" seductive,
poppy-juice, searching-for a "shot in
the. arm;" cauld betMOREesponsi-t
bkVthan a man, stampedihgforvgold.
swampy tundra to cross, 40 miles of
graveVbars along glacial streams, 12
miles 'of "goat-trail over sharp-crags
and-rough shale-slides, 12v miles of
slippery -moraine and ice, with just
.six-miles of "good going" through
pine scrub that's the trail the early
stampeder&s traveled from -McCarthy
Of' course, it is slightly different
.now,, with 55 miles of wagon-road
;alld;25vmiles of- sledding- oyer the, ice,
,and soph-.it;will be 80 milesof sled
dingp but with that it's no Sunday
'afternoon pleasure-stroll. ,,
c Yoo.'don't' walkto Shushannaryou
kncTwrvjo.u,, "jnush" -there.! .And,
, Sixty 'streams WZQJpiviS'y1'