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p.p ""4llll w 3 THE OHIOAOO E2A.GHL.E. n&)iiiii()HS),mmmri 1 v t i tfi i1 'A t' IS OWNER OF DAWSON. THE BARNEY BARNATO OF THE KLONDYKE. Remarkable Success of Joseph Ladita -Owns Land of Untold Vnluc-Ono of Twenty Who Went Out Penniless nil Found Million at Their Feet. A Fortnne In One Yean Joseph Lnduo, the founder of Dnw on City, lu tlio Ktotitlylto gold region, .has returned to (its former home nt Bchuyler Falls, New York. He returns to "clvlllitntlou from bleak AlnsUu to claim for his brldo the womnn whose .parents ftowned upon his suit yenrs go. Mr. Lnduo left home lu 1882 for the Northwest. At tlmt tlmu he wns SB yenrs old. When the gold fever broke out In n mild form two yenrs ngn lie went to Alnskn, nfter n failure lu the Black Hills, and found enough to JOSK.PII I.ADLK. tell hlin of greater things later on. He returned to his home, but Inter went 'back to Alaska, took up n claim In the Tery heart of tlio country, pnld for a j9SLifliav lHPiil V V1k? DAWSON' CITY, THE "METROPOLIS" OF TIIK COLD REGION. certain quantity of land which was then for snlo nt a very low figure, and started In to look for gold. His first llnd brought settlers there by tho dozen. "Dawson" tho place was called, nnd as tho owner sold off sninll portions of tho laud his fame grow nnd spread. Ho now owns Dawson, having LADUB'S HOMK IX DAWSON. old but little, and Is so many times u millionaire that his wealth cannot bo estimated. Ho Is tho Unrunto of Alas ka, the mau who struck It rich, ami knowing n good thing when ho saw It, bold on to It. It Is only another tale or South African luck, but much uearer bomo enviously near. At present, If you want to get to Alas ka and become a Barnato, thcro aro two ways of going. Ono Is by sea and the other Is overland. If you tako tho ea routo you can start by steamship (com Seattle, nnd, crossing tlio Qulf of Alaska, touch first at Uualasku, passing through tho Aleutian Islands. From thero tho routo lies directly north, get ting colder nnd colder every minute. Hero you will need nil tho Arctic wraps you bavo brought with you. The ship's faro will bo warm, nourishing food -cereals, chocolate, meats nnd spices. But for all that you will need fur over coats, fur hoods, blanket wraps, woolen tnlttons and big, warm, fur-lined bags in which to sleep. For ono going from very warm city Into this region tho cbango Is so great and so sudden that thero Is sure to bo great suffering, ami .many of tho would-bo Huruatos turn back. Tho steamship stops at St. Michael's; and hero, within sight of Bering sea, almost within hailing dlstnnco of tlio Bering strait, you leave the steamship and start Inland to search for gold. Tho Baiuntos havo nearly all follow ed tho Yukon. It lends into Klondyke, .and ono of Its tributaries Is tho Klon dyko Itlvor. Dawson, Joseph Lnduo jack m'qui:sth.v. "Tlio l'atlior of tlio Yukon." Barnato's town, Is on tho Yukon; nnd Circle City, another rich spot, lies on Its banks, Land Is for bale hero very cheap. Or you can do as many pros pectors havo dono start In hunting for gold without making too many Inquir ies. Tho find is sudden that thcro U uo sharp lluo drawn between that 3 VBsLLflBBsiBiLBHiP" TWO WAYS OF CROSSING MILES' CANYON, ON THE YUKON. AsKAvypQpMrfViW JtfUgktfcfllfp tH which Is sold and that which belongs to the United States, and n man N free to hunt where he will. For your own com foit, however, It Is well to hnve sonic dellnlte nrrntigcniciit made with the nearest authorities, so as to nvold trou ble In case of n rich llnd. Another way to rench the gold Held Is by the overland route. Many journey this way In wagotis, as they went to "Pike's Penis or Must" years ago. Tlio route begins nt Seattle and follows tlio const north past Hltkn, pnst .Tuncnti and through the Chllcoo pass, and so north through the gold Holds to Dawson. The "llnds" hero nre rich, and when Klon dyke Is reached, on tlio other side of Dawson, u man lluds himself lu the very middle of the gold country. Tho dlstnnco to bo traversed Is great nnd the journey Is u long, hnrd one, but, notwithstanding this, thousands nro struggling Alaska-wards. It cost I.adttc nothing to become n llnruato. Hut those who want to fol low In his footsteps will need something like 11,000 In money. Tho country Is more thickly populated now nnd prices have gone up, wherens they used to bo next to nothing. At Clrclo City you must now pay $40 for a fur coat when you used to get ono for ?5. And Hour, sugar mill spices, tho ubsoluto necessi ties, huvo ndvnnced SO per cent. Tho luxuries tea, coffee, eggs and butter are bringing fancy prices, so Uiat n man now needs ten 'times the suiu required a year ago for traveling through tho settlements of Alaska. It Is certainly true that better "llnds" nro being made In American territory thau In British Columbia. Four hun dred miles southeast .of Dawson, on tho l'elll river, thero has been a "llnd" located tlmt Is richer than nny yet dis covered. Prospectors say that as soon ns attention Is called towards tho Amer ican sldo of tho gold Held lino nnd work ing upon It becomes general thero will bo gold mined thcro In greutcr quanti ties than lins ever been found on tho British sldo of tho Klondyke Holds. Tho way to travel to Alaska Is In par ties of fair. These can easily bo oc- commouated in ono room, nnd can travel lu one small conveyance. Ono of the pnrty should bo a practical chem ist, or understand tho compiling of CT2 V1LLAUK ON FORTY-MILK CHEEK. drugs, nud ono should bo able to sow. A woman Is of the utmost nxslstauce, but few of tho sex huvo ventured out. In tho baggage which tho four carry should bo pieces of tanned sklus, shoo leather, Uanucl nud wool, everything for repairing tho Alaskan wearing ap parel. Ono of tho number should be able to cook and tho fourth should un derstand tho art of putting up n quick .ihelter. All should bo willing and ready to share nnd shnro alike In hardship. Ono of tho hardest things the pros pector has to endure Is the sight of tho sacks of gold dust that lire being ship ped from every senport and the tons of ore that nro being sent down from St. Michael's nud trout It from Juueiiu. In ono day thero came ndvlccs from St. Michael's that $1,400,000 worth of gold dust would bo shipped by tho Wells Fargo south, nnd tlmt $708,000 In dust was uwiittlng transportation. In one day there enmo down on tho Pugot Hound stcnmshlp $200,000 lu Alaska gold. Lnduo wns ono of tho first to stilko tho Yukon legion, rich In gold. Ho set tled Dawton City and built n sawmill. However, ho found It dUtlcult to got men to work for him at $15 a day. Ho has mndo n fortune out of tho mines and will return to Dawson lu the bprlng with his wlfo. PRINCESS OF THE KAFFIRS. Iliirnoy llnrnnto'a Llttlo Dnlistliter Who Will Inherit MUIIohh. Barney Bnrnnto loU a llttlo "prin cess of tho Kalllrs" to inherit his gicnt wealth. If tho noted tliinnclcr nud pro motor really possessed all tho mouey ho was Bald to havo beeu worth this little lady will come Into one of the big gest private fortunes lu tho world. Har ney left another and an elder child, If Mrs. W. W. lthicknmn, of Cleveland. H right In her claim, for she snys that she, too, Is tho daughter of the diamond rnis'chss ok tiik KArrtns. king of Africa. Mrs. Blackmail's moth er has gone to Ihigland to contest Bar utito's will. The mother Is a Kussian, and she says that Barnato mairled her In ltussta twenty-seven yenrs ago. Tho Knlllr king wns known at that tliuo ns Barney BrolobJItfchy, ami he disap peared lu a most mysterious manner many years ngo. Mrs. Blackmail says that, although she was very young when her father disappeared, she re members him very well and readily recognlxcs him from his latest photo graphs. Her mother Is now at work with her lawyers In Ihigland. making arrangement to go Into court and con test the will, In which Barnato left tho bulk of his hundreds of millions to his widow nnd his Utile daughter. The case promises n big light. Kind Forbearance. Frederick Walker, who did such Itoatttlftit work In art, and who died so young that all the groat promise In him could not be disclosed, began his draw lugs for the Cornhlll Magazine by nn Interview with Thackeray, wherein ho was much agitated, nnd the great writ er proved correspondingly kind. Walker had an exceeding roverenco for Thackeray, and greatly dreaded an Interview with him. "Bring him here," Thackeray had said, "and wo shall soon seo whether he can draw." So, early ono morning, tho young man wns taken to tho author's houso In Onslow Square. Tho drive was a si lent one. for tho nrtlst becamo every Instant mora ugltnted and distressed. This Thackeray noticed at once, and did his liest to set hi in nt case. "Can you draw?" ho asked, after a llttlo general conversation. "Mr. Smith says you can.!' "Y-es, I think so," stammered Walker. "I'm going to shave," said Mr. Thack eray. "Would you mind drawing my backV" So ho turned about, and Walker inado n most excellent likeness of him In that position. If tho lion had faced him, subjecting him to the ordeal of scruti ny, It wns probablo that ho could not havo worked at nil. Doubtless Thack eray knew this, and so took hi dollcnto precaution. HnntU Off! III connection with tho recent death of Blondln, tho greatest of fuunmhu lists, It Is recalled that Presldeut Lin coln r-nco made uso of him for ono of Ills characteristically apt Illustrations. To a faiilt-undiug delegation that visited him, Mr. Lincoln bald: Gentlemen, supposo nil tho property you were uoitli was lu gold, nnd you hud put It Into tho bauds of Blondln to carry ucross Niagara Fulls on a rope; would you shnko the cablo, or keep shouting out to him, "Blondln, btuiid up n llttlo btralghterl Blondln, stoop a llttlo more; go a llttlo faster; lean moro to tho houthV" No, you would hold j our breath, ns well ns your tongue, nnd keep yuur hands off until ho was b.ifo over. Youst Deemed Injurious. In France, w hen tlio uo of yeast wns llrht Introduced, It was doomed by tlio modlcnl faculty to bo so Injurious to health that Its use wan prohibited un der tho severest penalties, "Is this elglitcen-knrt gold?" sho In quired Ingeniously, as tho seaside youiw man gave her tho engagement ling. "No," bo replied frankly, "It's only fourteen kntot," "That Isn't as lino ns eighteen karat, Is It?" "Not quite. But It stands the wear nud tear bettor," Washington Star. EDWIN H. 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