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HAS A UNIQUE PLAN.
TO TAKE MEN INTO THE YUKON BY An Easy Route. Arfkar of Waatea, B. • Be llrvt* He l«a *»T IMitrri* at l)«w»oa I Par tie* Orfaaliei ta «.o Over "a»w. Arthur Jordan. of Randon, B. C., a man who has gor.e to Stewart mer and the headwater* of the Yukon h*lf a d<4en ttme*. hM arrived in Seattle and offers en nrtglnai end unkj»i» scheme for entcriag the gold di«<ri< ts daring the at in ter and relieving any di»;rew that may poMftrty exist from a. shortage of food. Mr. Jordan doe* not purpose taking in large Quantities of tuppiie* to tide over affairs until the river break t up and food is brought up by the steamer?, but his idea I* to take In enough to feed a large number end conduct hi* perty out of the country by a trail W <>r Tuft miles long, that will land hi* rescued miner* and the dog end toboggan train at Ashcroft. on the Canadian Pacific railroad The route 1« ad a from Ashcroft to Lake Tesdln, and t« an old trail of the Hudson Bay Com p.iny. Two parties are already organized, or nearly organised. to enter under Mr. Jordan's direction; one of ia aire*dy filled for February, and the other, which is intended to go north within a month, ia nsarly mad- up. The organizations ere the result of an advertisement Insert d by Mr. Jor<ian tn the Post-intoUlgencoi a month ago. and the exhibits the vaiu» of advertising space in this pap-r In relatloa to Aluskau matters, some of the people who are going with both par tk-# coming from the Atlantic states. The promisee of Mr. Jordan are to place both parties on the headwater# of the Stewart r»v«r, where he has already lo< steo r: h frnarti mine*, samples from which a*rf.y lI.tMJ to the ton. The ore is spoken cf as free milling white quartz, and Is la the center of the district that contains the lode# that have formed the placer diggings along the bars and creeks of the Yukm districts. The advantage claimed by 1 «r. Jordan for his winter route is that th> re is r.o divide to cross, and that it is platu sledging over the snow* from the time Asheroff Is left. Application* to jotn the party have be -n mad*' from both Seattle and Tacoma. .and he la now in the latter place Investigating the likelihood of »■- curing enough to till hi* lists for the fi.st trip A large number of those who have already signified their lutein ton «.f going are from Spokane and Butte. Mr. Jor dan Is a sturdy Scotchman and Is well educated, He U an explorer, hunter and irapprr from pure iove if adv *nture. A* early ae lfiSi he set out from Peace river, striking north. Without any companions and without a previous knowledge of th«; trails he found no dltti< ulty in penetrating to the headwaters of the Stewart riv r. The Indians that he found he says are called Mlnnehoeys, and they were dis pesed to l>e unfriendly, but Mr. Jordan succeeded in winning their confidence as a n.edidne man, his education tavln? in cluded a course In medicine and >urgery, and by curing the simple Ills of the sav ages he established himself firmly with tb»m as their friend. ♦•Just to prove that a mnn won't starve In the far north if he understand* any thing: about living in the woods." said Mr. Jordan, "I want to tHI you that I started for th« north in with a cack of rice, a nack of flour, twenty-five pound* of baron and a small quantity of tea. That was alt of what might be called civilized food that I had during my four years' stay, and I fared sumptuously every day. Of eours* the supplies did not last long, but there are many edible roots to be found up there, and if one knows any thin* about the vegetation he can find plenty to eat. Oame is everywhere, and I had fresh meat all the year round. The summer season Is short. but I raised all the ordinary garden vegetables near my cabin on the Stewart river, and the qual ity is equal to that grown in any of the warmer oilmen. I have seen herds of tt-.'inrand* of head of caribou in that northern country, and I had bear meat and flah In abundance. But you must not understand that I suggest that men start for the north without ample supplies, but ! claim that m*ny of the outfits that have been sold to Ktondikers have b« en prae tfc ally useless and far too expensive. I ?\ave made a list of all the supplies a man needs and you will find that the who!* 'fit <Mn be purchased in Seattle tor about 1300. Here is the list: "A rift*, ammunition, revolver, knife, •»x. hatchet, belt, crosscut saw. file, draw knife, chisel, auger. ruk-. wire nails. «crewa. copper wire, pulley block. rope. ♦ wine. Clothing Mackinaw suit, bl«nk't ;uit, »aeaters, three suits underwear, six pairs stockings, three pairs arctic sock*, thrsv pairr moccasin*, fur cape, two pairs fur mlt*; towels, soap, brushes, romli, muffler, oil-skin suit, aleeping «»• biankota. tent: medicines, sm.wsho.-s. toboggans, dog* or horses. Pro vision s pounds of flour. 50 pounds of rice. s$ pounds of bean* 3d pound* >f bacon. 10 pounds of tea. 6 pounds of cofTee sac charine, currants (sultana*) 20 pounds, 2U pounds of baking powder, r. pounds "of salt and pepper, large bottle of currio powder, a large tin of girder, matches and fl«hlng tackle. "I have made a study ->f the condensing and eompreaain* of foods." -aid Mr Jor dan. -an I I will undertake to prep ;ir ,. ( h<» outfit* for the parties whom T hojw to taka into that country. It I nil nonsense to My that one must have furs I had blanket und»r. lothtnc. and an outers suit of heavier, closer-woven cloth, »:ke a Navajo blanket, an awe red nil require ment* Mocoaalns profrrnhly of car'bou •kin. are necr*«* r y wi ,h Arctic -o, k« Bhoea or boot# can not be used *r!?h the enowshoes. •* Ih»v do not tiv-e the f >ot •umjjrnt play. W* use the rt t w-h *ho*- If t suetcd In mv effort* we •halt «t*rt srtthin two week* v. Uh n «malt company of men t will uriertak to land them safely o n the heodwma of the St. wart river within sixty day- and I w!H then return to take oth r* ' The advantage of getting In thia winter is t'* at w* can N-gin proapecting in A <rll wvie the men aho start next aprsng « II g, mo lata that but Bttl* work can be done before wow flle*. Tho trip won't b* « l>icnic. but there are on more har | than are ordinarllv c.-v*©-.!• r ,» Journey acrewa a alid country from Ashrrof? to laike T,— -, ~. b , n traveled for ten years by the Hudson |i iv fompany, and there Isn't a had p!. It, I-ake Teslfn la a fine boti of a , r and easUy navigated. and the' t-. / f. ... the TiH»t of the lake to the h,-. } w V the Stewart. while not w. :| < ah a wooded country, and is easily traveled. There H not a m.» un > ;ir. climb nor a divide to cr w4 the en - tance Arotmd Lake Taa! n „ t " the S »-w,irt ts nne v**t mtn rd }. - » which «» pt*.-. lenity une*?>|and Ikn>wto b- rich as Kiondig< No nun *h.> g—* up w th me w t! ever cnee to , , to the Klondike unless it he to ** rn Th "'* >re gait fl 'fa untcu ftfd wh -h mil Money back ii you don't like Schilling's Best. Tea and money at vour grocer's. * o A bfck. C i Sao FraacMcc IM I'm more than the region so nrech talked a bexrt." Mr. Jordan expert* to return to Seattle tomorrow. HUMBOLDT CHARTERED. Tlif A. T. aa« T. Cm. «• f«« ffc* Boat tm Carry Troopi la St. TfrlMlfl P*»arr-V ; 'p Humboldt has be*« rhsttftrt by the North Amerfcan Transportation and Tradmg Company to carry north for the l"n!"ed grate* government the troop* which wiil »h!s winter preserve law And ord-r on the Tukon river. The Hum boldt will also transport to St. Michael the steam'oat machinery and supp lo * '* tl behind by the steamer Cleveland She wil; leave as soon as the troops arrive, prob ably tcfore the end of this week. For aeveral days pas: the local officer* of the North American Transportation and Trading Company have been nego tiating aith M Kalish. agent of tke Hum boidt. He held out for a price which seemed exorbitant. The matter was clinched Friday by the receipt of the fol lowing telegram from P. B. Wee re. chair man of the executive committee of the North Ameri< an Transportation a nd Trad ing Companiy: "In chartering arrange to take twenty five soldiers and four officers, with their baggage This is by order of the secre tary of war." This settled the Humboldt proposition, and yesterday the. charter was made and papers signed. THE HOKKOKS OF THE TRAIL. Vividly Depleted by Statistician Don hum. of the Labor Barraa. WASHINGTON* S pt. IA—O W. Weav er. acting commissioner of labor, today gave the Associated Press a copy of a let ter on the terrors of a trip across Alaska to the gold fields. The letter was received from Samuel C. Durham, statistical ex !*rt of government department of la bor Mr Dunham says; "I left Dye* on Monday morning and reached Lake IJnderman on Tu- iday evening. When I reached the foot of the summit a terrible strrm was racing. I carried only hand baggage weighing forty pouuds. I had an awful experience in crossing the sum mit. struggling along. The head of navi gation for canoes Is six miles from Dy ja. and I was forced to pay an Indian pack er $1 to carry my grip to camp, one-half mile from Dyea. I spent the night In thi« < amp. started Tuesday morning In a driving rafn and paid the packer sl4 to car»-y my grip to Lake Linderman. I re mained in bed all day yesterday, too thoroughly worn out to move. "Tb" trail up to the summit ascends ?it an angle of V" degrees, skirting precipices where a misstep would hurl one a thous and feet below, crossing the face of glaciers as smooth as glass, and In many places traversing the polished surface of granite boulders hundred? of feet in ex tent. Kverv few hundred yards mountain trrrents fed by glaciers rush across the trail and have to lie waded knee deep. Add to this a gale of fifty miles an hour, with sleet and snow and a temperature of 30 degree*, and you have a faint idea of the horrors of the trip." The has just made its appearance, and old-timers say are likely to have good weather by tomorrow. This climate I* very treacherous. Changes being very sudden. On the o« an side of the mount ains it rains more than half the time, and rains hard. On account of the continuous rains the soil washes down from the stee<p mountain sides, and wherever there is a level place you w J II find a bog irrto which a man or horse sinks to t.he knees at every K'.ep. This Is one of the worst features of the trails, and makes It almost impo. c sib!e to use horses. Many of the boggy places have been corduroyed, and I suppose by next summer the Skaguay trail, which is now practically impa-> <ble on account cf •the bugs, will be In f »ir condition. At present the condition of affairs on both trails is terrfhle. and hundreds of men are bound to starve and freeze to death if th« y continue to come this jyay. I pa>sed at least a thousand men be tween Dyea and here, and not more than If*i have got their outfits this side of the summit. Every fifty yards along the trail are piles of goods, and I suppose there are provisions to the value of IJX'.iW scattered along the trail. Prices for packing and for all kinds of service are practically pro hibitory for most of those who are at tempting to get in. and many are carrying over their own outfits. Some of the Indi ans carry as much as 200 pounds at one load, and make the trip from Dyea to Lake Linderman in two days, returning to Dyea on the third day. thus making two trips a week. White men carry from seventy-five to 100 and 125 pounds, and it takes a man with an adequate outfit a month to r» t to the lake. There ar« many here who have been five or six weeks packing their outfits over and are not.r<.«dy to start down the river yet All w 'to h«»ve come to Skaguay or Dyea within the Isst rve<k or two. who have come in wi*h a sufficient outfit, have paid cents or more a pound or do not got in at all. There >r.' I'nnt rpc-i » >re. and forty tents. Probably three or four boats are getting awsv every d.iv with from two to fl\ e passengers T'ere is ©ne sawmill here with n capacity of l.tWfl feet a day, and It has? all the orders it can fill In threo weeks Lumber is l'<lO per and rislnsr. A gr i' m.inv w !)•*•»w thr-ir lumber two men turniru- out a bo- t 1>» feet a day. A be t carr>h'rf tl-n-e men >-e!ls for $?:<! to accordlnjr to the nt>r«e of the pur chaser Waces of carpenters are fu.3o a day and hoarii Kvervthlnj 1* hieh in rriee when yon can Jt at all. Whisky Is. V> cents a drink, and t"» a bottle, ard jxxsr stu* at that Alcohol Is worth Jf 1 a »a Hon If make® rations of Lake L'n derman whl-kv. ?It!« cannot be had for money, is every one Is holding on to his pro\ Islons. 1 r.e\, r iw *0 mueh selfishness any where is 1* displayed on trill. You pi-' i h :ndred pcojile without receiving y r-«s-to vour respectful '•(»oor1 morn- Ivj." <nd hhi t( «m to kc p your mouth *hut. The?* ire so many on the trail that it Is like walking along the str-. is of a ci.y—the individual Is los: In the pos ing throtxg and you are? rccogn;i d only by ie,e tfn' rt<>> If you a-k for fond in nine <as* out of ten it alll tie r< fu«nd. ! cl . this letter with the explanation that tt h«* b en wr! tin tind- r men a! !gr*ss ar.d t .}j*l.:«l aufTerifig. I have tn-d to give you a fair idea of the hard ship* of tht# country, hut fe-l my tac lia bility to paint Its terrors. It t- ou: of icy line. I will « ; tnp}y s,,y ;hax no one aha !w< written on the aubl<ct has ever "tatrd its .!:* . a m.m a :io g.»t in today av»r ths trali :hu u Is cvn worse. H* counted IT2 <1 «d hc»r» - a son® the trail, and several men have nvt ariK. teg etc. Several deaihs fr. -n drowning ..4\? > urrvd on tioth trills t- -a if: current earning pack- tx wn tf urn ind their m. *. r. nd rtrg t .cm tvnin movement to he sna.Ws ». once to relieve the sufferlug 'ha* is bound to foilow. Kvcry stoatnehip that has IwcOKht r -vie up wtil ha*» ail st . tn do frr at least two trip- ;n carryin* th« un- peotM. back to nvi.iaa .l-'r. ars.l . • . cught to he s«»me w »v to force them to perform the service wt hout com 1 vnaat »on. EL( DtXHAM COIOHIl) Ml > UHI.\M/K. The, form a large Trading. «.ruh •t*ke »n«t Mlalag » ompaay. T'-.e .« at*'-- and Klord ke Or-ihatake A Tr t'r-e Company a corporation com- of or ra* *ed In thia city J E Hawk:ns ami Con A. Ridoout, the areii-known c - orad attorne\-s, are the mtrrlng aplrlts in 'he . nt-*-rts»* An.on* the incorporat rs truster* are a>me of th# leading and n at lnrt *ntlai coiorrxt men of the utaie a 4of th# nation. Mr John A, C<>nna tr » vice ,r Si,tent , f the company, U on the beat known colored men in the ** *:e s-1 w is named >y the RepubiU*n •t-t* roivvs t'.-n of la at year as one of th* : ' nttal doctors o,«>r*e H. ''' who* 1- name appears on the pros r--t - ,s treasurer »s far the moat fortune te «»o|ojvd man tn this aection fr< m a fl- pw cf \.<w. tj. A Bai>y whj has the distinction of be- I TIE SEATTLE POST-INTELLIOEN'CER, SUNDAY. SEPTEMBER 19. 1897. mi th* first and only colored man ever einrted to a JtHlieial position in the state, te the general manager of the company. The personnel of the board of foreign trustees represents the highest type of A fro-Americans in the United States. Prof. R T. Green-r. of New York, services as secretary of the Grant Monu ment Assxiauon have recently ended at New York ctty tn the dedication of that splendid and imposing memorial to the gallant hero of Appomattox, and E. E Cooper, the editor of the Colored American. th» largest and beet known newspaper published by the race, are among them, as well us Douglass M>- Cary. ca«hi->r of the Capital Savings bank, of Washington. D. C. Then there is Pr. J. L. Wilder, the leading colored physician of Washington. D. C.. who numbers among his patients some of the leading citiuen* of that city. irrespective of col or. and MaJ. I. J Miller. Prof. J. W. Mor ris. of Columbia, S. C.; Col. W. A. Pled ger. Capt. Jackson Mc Henry, Col. T. H. M.iione. of Atlanta. Ga.; George W. De- Aiman, of Arriston. Ala.. Rev. A. Henry A! lawav. of Pensncola. Fla.; F. E. Wash irrtou. of the Florida Sentinel. Pensacola. Fla.: Mai. John C. Buekner. R. O. L<*e. F. L. Bamett. of Chicago. III.; J. Q. Ad ams J. E. Terrell. Charles Mason, Fred L. Mage* l anl Will Rldeout. of St. Paul, M:nn.: Bev. J. C. Br-jwn John Mitchell, of Richmond. Va.: G. W. Knox, E. A. Manning, of Indianapolis, Ind.; D. Faw. B. B. Adams, and D. P. French, of Butte. Mont. It is the purpose of the company to open stores or trading posts in any new or profitable field in the Klon dike or Alaska, to meet the great de mand which will arise from the Influx of the miners from all parts of the world. The company will grubstake men on claims and transport them to the gold fields at one-half Interest. ST. MICHAEL OR BIST. tea Franri*ro Srhooaer Falls bjr the Hayaldc at Port Aagrlr*. SpeHal rH.opafrh to the Post-Intelligencer. PORT ANGELES. Sept. 18. —The schoon er Bessie K. is In a peck of trouble. She arrived in this port about ten days ago disabled, having broken her rudder I<W miles out at sea. She is fitted with a gasoline engine, and managed to reach here safely. She was about three days repairing her steerage gear. In that time trouble arose. The schooner was fitted out by the Kimble Co.. of San Francisco, for St. Michael, and carried several p«s*engers besides the crew. Capt. Stan nard brought her here from San Fran clst-o. For some reason he became sus picious as to his salary and telegraphed the owners that he would have to have bank security or not go to sea. The own ers telegraphed back accepting his ulti matum and ordered him to turn the ves sel over to the first mate until the arrival of a n< w captain. Dissatisfaction also arose among th« pass iiR- rs. and complaint was filed with the deputy collector of this port charging that the schooner «aa carrying passen gers without a license. Collector Clark Inveptigated the matter, and found that every man on the schooner had shipped as one of the crew, and consequently t>ok no action In the meantime a new captain. T. A. Nielsen, arrived and took command, and has sicned a new crew. Continued on Page 7. Cancer Mrs. A. H. 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