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HEALTH OF THE YUKON.
tin to Fifteen Millions of Dollars Will Be Cleaned Up This Year Dawsoo City, With Ten Thousand People, Is the Greatest Mining Camp In the World The Greatest Knows Gravel Deposit What the Districts Show. The output of the mines of the Yu kon district this year, while It has readied between $10,000,000 and 18, 000,000, has disappointed eren - the more conservative estimates made last fall, and based on the proapeota then existing. Three things have contrib uted to shorten this spring's clean np The Canadian royalty, laok of men and luck of strengthening food. One of the most prominent ctTll engineers on the Faolflo coast, who has spent this winter In the mines, has said: "Considering the fact that lees than 8.000 poorly fed men have gotten out this winter almost $15,000,000, the Klondike has made a showing that entitles It to consideration as the greatest gravel deposit In extent and richness in the . world. The placer mines of California in early days are Its only rivals." The great riches of elaitns on French, Chief, Utile and Big Bkookum gnlohes are the wonder of mining men In the interior ot Alaska. A claim owner on Frenob gulch offers a standing bet of $30,000 that he can rock out ot his claim, single-handed, $5,000 on any given day. - The benches are old river beds, which have been broken np by an ernption of the earth. A continuation . of the old river bed has been found near Ennker oaeek, and while little prospect ing has been done, it is thought that It will turn ont very well. Eldorado and Bonanza creeks have proven all that wag expected of them. Much more could be seen In actual re sults if theolean-nphad been completed this spring. Bat hope that the roy alties may be called off, and the early drying op of the Water which could be nsed in sluicing, ties oaosed many big claim owners to leave about a third of the dirt takes oat on the dump. The wash-up has been com pleted on very few claims, and on fewer still can a statement be obtained as to the real amount of " the clean-up. This makes it Impossible to state posi tively the ontpnt ot the mines. Of the less known streams, Dominica creek is giving evidenee of mineral de posits which may make it known as the richest strike yet made. The confliot of claims, owing to the two discoveries allowed, Is about settled, and there la nothing to interfere with the develop ment" of the mines. Hunker creek is lich in placer, but, nnlike the rest of the country, ia spotted. Gold Bottom is not turning out as well as expected. Many other creeks which promise well have not been sufficiently developed to make an estimate of their wealth safe. So many are the disadvantages in mining in the Northwest territory that attention is being one more directed to mines on tho American side. It is believed that many surprises arej In store in this direction. Forty-mile creek has been" relocated and many new oiaima recorded. Chicken creek, which has been known for the last two roars. but not worked, will be developed this year. -;; Canyon, Nugget .galea .and Franklin creeks snd the bars on Forty' mile -will be worked by the hydraulio process, and there will be a good camp at the mouth of the river within two years.'':' .. . , American creek, 40 miles down from Forty-mi la, is known- as goodi the ground is high and well laid out. -Pans are taken running from 60 cents to $5. The litsBon creek district has three formations placer, quart, and coal. At its mouth Is Eagle City.' in which will be established the United States barracks and the custom house. Twenty miles below Eagle City Is Star Clty.'gnardlng the month ot Sev enty-mile river ; The bars of this iie- baa been worked (or many years. On Barney Greek, from three to six ounces to the day has been taken for. the last three years. .The other tributaries are as goad as Barney, bnt It Is only now, when people are spreading out, that much work will be done. A number of men .are now at Star City getting their outfits up to the mines. f rom Seventy-mile to Circle City has been prospected, and oreeka are found here and there which give good indications. Coal and Sheep creeks Sromlee espeolally well, and also the barley river. Circle City has been practically de serted since the rush to Dawson but the riches of Mastodon, Independence, Eagle, Dead wood and a dozen lesser gulahes la the Blrob creek district will revive the town. A moderate fortune can be made in that district In two years of hard work. : Miners are returning to Birch Creek fiom Dawson. They appreciate a district In which . there is no royalty, no wood and log tax and no timber grants. "' Across from Circle OHy is Jefferson oreek, which Is now being prospected for Its whole length. It will be cheap ly worked, because of being so readily accessible to the Yukon river. Farther down Is the Mlnook creek district, which has been thoroughly advertised this year. It has developed some claims whioh have paid $27,000, $35,000 and 1S,000 for the. winter's work. The country ia to a great extent an unknown quantity. The discovery of Idaho bar, from which men have taken out $100 a day with a rocker, is a great boom tor the district, and . the prospects of the camp are extremely Might. i A gieat country will be opened up in the Koyukuk. It has been known to miners for 10 years, and no pros pector who went in there has failed to bring out a good grubstake. The territory to be worked is of a vast ex tent, and offers manv opportunities to the new comer. Xanana, Kuakouulm and Chandler rivers have all been brought prominently to the notice of mining men this year. All things con sidered, the American side would sesm to be the place of the future. As for uawaon Ciity iiwtif, it ii un questionably the greatest mining oamp In the world. Frank Canton, United Status deputy marshal in Circle City, and in former years an officer of the peso In I many of the largest camps of the West, has said that nothing he has ever seen approaches Dawson as a model mining oamp. Accustomed as he has been to dealing with the roughest class of criminals, his commendation of Dawson, as a law-abiding town, has great weight. The sidewalks are crowd ed with men and women from morning to night. People are even forced to walk in the middle of the streets to make progress. It is a great jumble ot trie good and the bad, and the only pledge of respectability required is regular attendance at ohuroh. Daw son's population has grown until It la now between 8,000 and 10,000. Nine-tenths of the newcomers are not in the country to work, and when they find that success In the Klondike can only be bought by bard labor, they will be ready to ooroo out. A great exodus of ' unaucoeetrtul men will take place this fall, and the cltios of the Faolflo ooaet, to which these people will go, will he bverrun With a rough, desperate and altogether undesirable class. They are now In Dawson as the advance guard o the more substantial men to follow. , It is a repetition of the his tory of Circle City. When the Birch Creek mines were discovered, two yeais ago, double the usual Invoice of people went there, but soon left disgusted. Had they remained, they would have been in on the ground floor in the Klon dike discovery. KANSAS SUPERSTITIONS. ''. i ,, ' ' y one's pocket 1 Thm Onbao SVtjehatau Much has been said of the torrlble machete, a deadly weapon Indeed in the hands of a desperate man, and when nsed against a defenseless person. The machete was never Intended for a weapon of warfare; it ia an instrument of husbandry carried by the Cuban peasant In times of peace, and la bis one familiar daily companion. It cuts his fire wood, aids him in building his hot. hews bis path through the tnanl gua, and performs many other offices. The machette is a straight, heavy blade about two feet long, with a wooden ' or bone handle, having no ! guard; consequently it is ottorly un suited as weapon to be used in a con flict with an armed man. The Cuban, of course, br reason of his long famili arity with the instrument, is an adept in its use, and its effect upon a group of unarmed workmen Is truly terrible. It is in the foray against the defense less and unarmed that the most serious work of the machete has been done in the island of Cuba. "Cuba as Seen from the Inside," by Osgood Welsh, in the August Century. Advices from Honolulu state that the executive council of the island govern- knew , Carry a potato in cure rheumatism. The skin of a black cat worn in one'i clothing will curs rheumatism. Moi J your nanus above your iim and yout nose will oeaso bleeding. Never let a chicken die in your hands aud yon will nut have palsy. Hold a silver spoon against the buck of the neck to stop nosebleed. Woar a red string or red beads around the neck to prevent the nose bleed. The skin of a snake Worn around the one's hat orown will cure the headache, Woar a string of gold beads around your neck and yonr nose can not bleed, Headache mar be prevented by wear ing in ouo a hat the rattles of a rattle. snake. The negro sometimes sleeps with a young dog in order to transmit rheu matlsm to the dog. At Delphos, Kan., lives a young man who gallantly ; procured -. bis sweet heart's warts by purchase. , A sty may be ouied by rubbing it with a gold ring, a sliver spoon, or one's linger moistened with saliva. . If yon sea any one asloep In church say to yoursolfs "When yon awake take these warts." , Bore a hole In the wall the height of a child's head; when the child grows above the hole it will be cured of asthma. In order to cure the toothache out your finger nails on Friday. Another sure cure la to wash behind your ears every morning, Write on a stove with a pioco of chalk the number of yonr w.irts. When the number has burned off the stove your warts will be gone. Rub the wart with sevon pobblua. wrap tho pebbles In a parcel and throw thorn away; If the parcel Is picked up the wart will go away, You may always prevent cramps in the feet by taming your shoes upside down every night beside your bed. Gertrude C Davenport, in the Journal of American Folk-Lore, . Steal a dishcloth, rub the wart with it. And then bury the cloth under the eaves of the houau. If yon tell no one and no one finds out your theft, your wort will go away. ,.t- , If you have a wart and see a man riding on horseback in the rain (or, as another version runs, riding on a arav horse), say: "Take these along;" rub the wart and it will leave you. Put into a red calico bag "hearts" from grains of corn; "run down the road;" throw sway the bag, not look ing where they fall; run home agan, and if any one picks np the bag your warts will go away. Some of these cures, which were col lected lu Coffey county, were obtain ed from colored people. The majority of the superstitions, however, which were collected in Douglas county, were obtained from people whodeolarod they no superstitions and believed ment has signed a contract with the none; namely, students in -attendance Schymser Company to lay a cable from the Ameiican coast to Honolulu and Japan - .. ; ; ? at the Univeiaity of Kansas.- These students came from nearly every county in the state. ITEMS OF INTEREST! The liver Jordan makes the greatest descent in the shortest distance of al most any stream. The average height of the human luuo. la, man, Cvo foot six Im-nos; wo men, Ave feet two indies. rouduluine are affected by variations of density of the all, as well as by ohauglng temperature. According to Professor Gallon, a few person see mentally in print every word they hear uttered. Water pipes aro now often made of glass and covered with aspnnitnm, with highly satisfactory results. The entire collection of coins and medals in the British museum consists of nearly 250,000 specimens. Dartmoor Is the largest tract of un cultivated land in England: It occupies ona-flfth of the county of Devon, The boll ring ot Madrid stands a mile or so outside the city. It was built In 1874 at a coat, It Is said, of f 80,000. . Millions ot pairs of doll shoes are sold In this country annually, the great part of Which are imported from Ger many. The youngest volunteer In the naval reserve Is Cadet Kolaml B. Ululow, bugler on the training ship Hew Hamp shire. - Fourteen) children seven sets of twins and all living Is the record of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hants, of Rich mond, Mo. - v It is computed that when marching Sold ion take 75 steps per mlnnte, in quick marching 108, and in charging 100 slops. British trade with the Philippines last year was $9,884,660; that of tho United 8tntee, $0,145,808, or about half as much. At its present rate of combustion it Is thought thosnn will last from T,000, 000 to 18,000,000 years before burning Itself out, ... The average duration ot human fife in Euroiwan countries Is greatest in Sweden and Norway, and lowest in Italy and Austria. Barcelona Is now the most populous city of Spain, the result of the oonsus just taken showing 820,000 Inhabit, ants, to Madrid's 007,000. Tbs PI. Louis team of the National Baseball league has been sold to Ed waid Becker, a retired capitalist and principal creditor of the olub. - Alexander Gregg Belleville, of St. Louis, who recently burled his seventh wife, has married again, this time to a girl of 18. He is 87 years old. Judge John 8. Candlor, ot Atlanta, who has been appointed colonel of the Third Georgia volunteers, lost both his feet in a railroad accident in 1081. Mrs. L N. Barber, principal of the St Paul school of fins art, committed suicide at Mendots, Minn., where she was In charge of the summer art school. , , i Owing to the' extreme drought placer mining in the northen counties of Cali fornia has been suspended. It ia thought that operations will not be re sumed nutil next spring. 1 S.rat.flo Vle Pr " Mr Frederlok A. Ohar writes an article oi the AnnustUentiiry on Aha Island of Porto Rico." Mr. Obor.ay.i Until It : was discovered that Porto Rlw possessed gioat valuo as a strateg a center" of naval operations, the lair ials slumbered undisturbed, motelr link, and no Important one In I he em erald chain that separates the Atlantic, and the Carlbboan. Suddenly naval folks became aware of Us importnneaj they saw that while it borders on the Caribbean sea. yet It breasts tbs rough Atlantic waters; that It is eqnadjs. tant, or about 1.000 mile, troia hy West and Colons fiom New York 1,800 miles, whioh Is half the distance from Cadis; 1,800 from Newport News, which ia half the distance to the Ciuinr I os. It lies, in fact, at the very point that we should have selected for a coaling station, had we unrestricted choice ol location. All the argument that have heon advanced for the acquisi tion ). IhIhihI of St. Thomas, 00 miles distant, and for which at one time wo wore almost ready to pay seveu million dollais, apply with tenfold Ion. with Its six itood harbor to the one of St. Thomas, and It commercial as well as strategical potentialities- " " l'' lost" aisura stvio othuhs. A country boy vlsltlns Xw York stopped Slrantlo runaway loam that was about lu dh on the alilvnals- when llioro worn bun dreita olwomou ami rhlldron. II sal! Ibolr llviis. but lout his own. Hundreds ol iivi-saio saved overy yr by Jlosumtir's Htoinatih Hit tor. t'tonlo who are last Kolntt 10 tlielr Kravoa Willi disorders ol stoiimnli, llvar. bowels sud blood r brouxht liai'k to (ood health by It. All tbo sick should try It. Gov. McCord has received Indefinite leave of absence from his duties as the executive of Arlxona, and will take oommand as colonel of the regiment of infantry now being reemited in the four territories. TRY AIXKN'I! FOT-BS. V ii.i.hii.iuti if hi). 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