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VOLUME LXXXII.-NO. 74.
MANY MUST NOW TURN HOMEWARD Reaction in the Rush to the Gold Fields in the Klondike. HUNDREDS SCATTERED ABOVE DYEA. Letters Show that Some of the Cold-Hunters Cannot Get Through. DUTIES AND FREIGHT CEAEG7 TAKE ALL THEIR MONEY. Weary and Footsore Man on the Crowded Trails Are Giving Up In Despair. SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 12.— There has been a reaction in the rush to the Klon dike gold fields, and very shortly the steamers which arrive here from Juneau, Dyea and Skaguay will bring a large tan of the humanity that already admit they made a mistake in leaving for the north before the spring. Letters are pouring into this city to the effect that out of the thousands of men Who are just now scattered along the route above Dyea hundreds are sick of the whole business. They know that WinJet is fast approaching, and that they have no money with which to pay the Canadian duty and the big fees charged by Indian packers, and as a result they long for home and civilization. Dr. G. M. Faulkner, one of the best known men in the Northwest, went north on the Islander, and in a letter from him, received here to-day, be says that the miners who made the trip on the Islander are disgusted. With few* exceptions they are without money with which to pay the Canadian duty. They went not expecting to pay one cent of duty, and with the lull determination of packing their outfits and supplies over the summit. The Canadian custom Officers are meeting" them and compelling them to surrender their last cent. . . "The officers," writes Faulkner, "are kind and courteous', but the men are dis gusted and are doing everything in their power to give the officers the' slip, but I don't think they win succeed. 1 know of plenty of men who are going to return as fast as they can get passage. Some of them are without sufficient money to pay their fares back to the sound. I don't know what will become of tfese poor devils. But to show" you that many are Bick and propose to return I will say that during the past few days I have bought twenty sacks of flour for $30. I want to say that from what I can learn White Pass is a farce of the worst kind, and tnose who get to Diwson City will only do so after they have crossed Chilcoot Pass." There is much talk In this city to-night over a letter received here to-day from T. ii. Cory, one of the best-known mining engineers in the West. He was with the Oregon Improvement Company some limp before he left on the steamer Al-Ki ior Dyea. The letter was written July bl VIEW OF SKAGUAY, the Alaskan Harbor,; the Natural Key to the Yukon .Gold Fields, Which' the 'Secretary of the Treasury Threw Open to the Canadians en Thursday Last, as Already Told in The Call." The San Francisco Call "What's the use of going to Klondike while they grow righ here in California from the head of Lske Bennett. Cory j expected to be in Dawson Ci.y hy this I time. In his letter he says: "I would not j pack my outfit over the pass for all the J gold in the Klondike." Cory and his party employed thirty-one j Indians to pack their outfits, weighing 3ooo i pounds, over the pass. The Indians j charged them. 17 cents a pound. The pack- I ing price hr.s since been advanced to 20 j cents. Cory further says: "I find many people have been between Dyea and Lake Linderman two months packing their stuff over. It is the hardest work I ever I saw. Some Indians carry 150 pounds, but , 100 pounds is considered a good pack. .'here is bound to be a hard time on- the Yukon this winter. Lots of them will be -tuck for the winter at Lake Linderman. They are going to pack their own stuff, and that means the river will be frozen up. Last night there was considerable frost. j People who come in say there are thou- i sands more coming in. If they do, and do j not bring money and "grub," they will | stay at Lake Linderman, all winter. Lots i of people are securing their own lumber j ' ■nd making their, own boats, bat timber j is getting very scarce, and you can hardly I j get a board over six inches wide. ''Lumber at the sawmills, is worth $100 per thousand. The sawmills have hard work to get lo.*s._ No one of the ,mill hands will stay. All have gone to the Klondike. They will give any one $.5 per thousand for getting lons -and rafting them down to the mill. They have to go four or five miles for timber. None but hard-working or strong-muscled men should try to cross the mountains. Tell the outfitters to put all the goods in water proof sacks." A so tell them they do not figure enouirii to the man. I hear lots of complaints in regard to the matter, and a great many will run out on this ac count." D. J. McKinney, who has been selected chief of the Dyea miners' police force, writing from Skagaay says: "I went up the trail three miles this morning, and such a pitiful sight it was to see men tired out, foot-ore and their backs raw from packing. Sime are giving it up in despair, It is too: bad. Boys, clerks, lawyers and doctors are all in the SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 13, 1597. common herd, and now comes another lush on the Mexico. 1 hope there will be plenty of horses on her or we are doomed to winter here and wait till we can get over on the snow. They are charging 17 cents a pound to the siimmi. — nineteen miles — nn>l when a man gets there they charge him 17 cents a pound to the lake. Some have gone out part of the way and then come back again and gone round to Dyea. Every move costs money. Some are paying 1 cent a pound to have their goods hauled three miles. That would mean $40. Then they turn around and pay $40 to get back. . Then they pay $10 a thousand to be taken around to Dyea. "There are two two-horselwagons here that are making from $60 to $80 day.and they charge just what tbey please. Some have spent $100 already with no re sults and are discouraged and tired out. It was a shame tlio way we were treated on|the Queen. You would not|^at the grub.' It. was the worst I ever saw. There were three meals in succession without bread unless you paid the steward 25 cents a loaf for it. Men that came without an outfit bought complete outfit! from the' sailors that were' stolen out of the hold from stores belonging to men going to the mines. You could buy anything from a tent ready made to a whipsaw from the sailors. The officers closed their eyes. I went to the purser, but got no satisfaction. By giving the steward $5 you could get something to eat, until he had so many he could not feed them at a private table and they lost their $5." The City of Topeka sailed for the north to-day with an enormous cargo and full passenger list. To-night the Rosalie left for Skaguay with a big cargo and over 160 passengers, all bound for the Yukon. HALF ARE DEMENTED. Dr. LP.tlefle'd Writes of the Rush of. Gold-Seekers Over the Slushy Trails. PORTLAND, Ok., Aug. 12 —Perry Hin kle, the well-known contractor, who, on July 22, in company with Dr. Horace R. Lit tie field and ex- Policeman E. W. Mor ris, left Portland for the sound that ihey Continued on Second Page. FAURE THE TARGET OF ASSASSINS Canovas' Slayer Says He Will Meet the Fate .. of Carnot. AUTHORITIES FEAR THE ANARCHISTS. . So the French Officials Take Great Precautions to Pro tect the President. SURROUNDED BY TROOPS UPON RETURNING TO PARI?. While* Escorting Faure Every Sol dier Carries a Revolver In His Right Hand. PARIS, FRANCE, Aug. 12.— The* Figaro publishes a statement, the authenticity of which the- paper vouches for, that Golli, the assas sin of Canovas, declared in prison yesterday that other "executions" would shortly take place, and Faure would be the next to meet the fate that befell Carnot. The fear of anarchists enter tained by the authorities has be come almost a panic, and extraor dinary precautions for the protec tion of Faure have been taken in consequence of the declaration that the President would be the next to die at the hands of the anarchists. ' Faure returned to Paris to-day from his summer villa, and in pro ceeding from the railway station to the Elysee was preceded and followed by a company of. cuiras siers, while upon each side of him was a line of soldiers, every one of whom carried a revolver in his right hand. ; «:??. TO BE TRIED TO-MORROW. Spanish Authorities to Lose No Time In Dealing With Assas sin Gom. yvy MADRID, Spain. Aug. 12.— The trial of Goili will take place Saturday. Owing to the objections of Senora Cano vas, the admission of the public to the chapelle ardente, where the body of her husband is lying, has been stopped. The widow has been made a grandee of the first class, with a pension of 30,000 pesetas (about $6000) per annum. '-•>' -iy A decree was gazetted to-day postpon- PRESIDENT FELIX FAURE, Whom the French Authorities Are Taking Extraordinary Precautions to Protect. According to Assassin Go'ili the Anarchists Have Selected Faure as Their Next Victim. Ing the obsequies of the late Premier un til Friday. PARIS, France, Aug. 12.— The Matin publishes a statement which purports to come from a Carlist source to the effect that 60,000 volunteers have been organ ized and are bein.* rapidly armed in vari ous provinces of Spain, ready to rise at the signal of Don Carlos. The pretender, however, according to the story, "is restrained by patriotism and will await the issue of the Cuban diffi culty before making a bid for the throne." LONDON, Eno., Aug. 12.— The executive council of the Social Democratic Federa tion bas passed a resolution that the death of Senor Canovas del Castillo, the Spanish Premier, "at the hands of a self-sacrificing fanatic" was a "righteous retribution for his cruel persecution and torture of Span lards holding advanced opinions." T "> General j Stewart L. Woodford, the new United States Minister to Spain, started for Paris to-day with his stuff, on his way to Madrid.' ■ "'-*" * NEW hOfiiHchN PACIFIC MEN. Charles L. Mcl ten Elected President and Dan Lamont 1/ ice-President of the Company. NEW YORK, N. V., Aug. 12.— Charles L. Mellen was elected president and direc tor of the Northern Pacific Railroad Com** pany, at a meeting of the directors to-day, to succeed Edwin W. Winters, who re signed April 29. Ex-Secretary of War La mont was elected vice-president. This office has been vacant since the reorgani zation of the company. Both officers will assume the duties of their new positions September 1. , Mellen will go to St. Paul to take charge of the operation of the road. Lamont will continue ,to reside here, and will give special attention to the land interests of the company. '■ Mellen was formerly con nected with the Union Pacific system, which he left to become second vice-presi- dent of the New York, New Haven and Hartford, which position he still occupies. J. Pierpont Morgan is director and one of : the 1 largest stockholders in the New Haven, and in this way had much oppor tunity to observe Mr. Mellen's capacity. He is a man of much determination and energy, and his election is an indication that the independence of the Northern Pacific Railway Company will be pre served, and it sets at re.st rumors, hereto fore circulated, that the Northern Pacific would.be turned over to the Great North ern either directly or indirectly. Lamont is a close friend of many persons identified with the Great Northern and of others connected with . the Northern Pa cific, and was practically determined upon some time ago to fill an important posi tion on another road with which J. P. Morgan & Co. are identified, but his pe culiar fitness for the- Northern Pacific led to a change of programme which has re sulted in bis being selected, to take an ac tive part in the management of that prop erty. "Mr. Coster of the firm of J. P. Mor gan & Co., speaking of the changes, said that while the friend y relations wh c i exist with the Great Northern will be con tinued and strengthened in every. way the Northern Pacific will in future as in the past be run as an absolutely independent property. While the Great Northern and Northern Pacific nave some stockholders in common all parties in interest in either company will recognize that each prop erty must be allowed to stand on its own merits, and . none of them . wishes to see any other policy introduced. It is gen erally, understood Mellen will select Fred erick D.. Underwood ; as ceneral manager of the Northern Pacific. .Underwood has been in the railway service twenty-nine years, and is now connected with the Soo road. MISSING GRACE STEVENSON. The Father of the Girl States That ha Does Not Know Where She Is. BOSTON, . Mass., Aug. ;'. 12:— James" Stevenson, the missing father of the ; famous , Grace, whose ; disappearance has' created such a sensation, surprised every body by suddenly appearing in court here to-day. .7 The exciting incidents; which characterized the hearing given in the in solvency court recently, in the case of Louis E. K. Wilson and Sarah S. Kimball ; • vs. 'James Stevenson, were ' eclipsed •by those which took place this afternoon ,at the hearing given in the same case in the Supreme Court. Eliminating the excit ing incidents, the bearing was replete with technical questions and objections. Indeed, it was a hotly contested battle on technicalities. Instead of having one or two lawyers against him, Stevenson found that th.re were nearly half a dozen. "They have robbed me. long enough, and it's time I should strike back," was the remark James Stevenson made as be took his place in court. Mr. Stevenson's counsel said that he had called upon the counsel for the re spondent and in behalf of .his client had made a tender of every dollar that was owing to them. This they did not accept. The case was adjourned to September 6. Mr. Stevenson was asked if there were any later developments in the case of his daughter, and he said . there was nothing new in the case. He had traced her move ments up to within two hours of her sud den and unexpected departure, and fur ther than' that had hot been able to follow her.' In response, to a question as to whether she had been at South Salem at any time since ber. departure he said: "That is all the merest bosh. She has not been there at all." So it. appears that if Mr. Stevenson' does not know where his daughter Grace is he knows where she is not- CAPTAIN MER.iY ACCEPTED. The Greater Republic of Central America Waives Objections to the New Minister. WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 12.—Cap tain W. L. Merry of California received the assurances of the State Department to day that the objections made to receiving him as United States Minister to Nicara gua, Costa Rica and Salvador have been withdrawn by the authorities of the Greater Republic of Central America. He will leave Washington for his post at once. The failure of the United States to recog nize the Greater Republic by providing for a Minister to the countries composing it, instead of dividing the duties of the Ministers between two of the countries of the federation and another Central American country not in it, is said to be one of the reasons for the objection to Merry. It is also understood tbat the fact tbat 'Captain Merry was the agent in San Francisco of a steamship line suspected of conveying contraband goods to revolu tionists in Central America is behind tbe declaration that he was persona non grata. .- rrhhi.hin, of Toledo Dead. MADRID, Spain, Aug. 12.— The Arch bishop of Toledo, Monsignor Monsoilloy Viso, is dead. He was . born in Spain in 1811, and made a Cardinal in 1884. Map of the District in Which Fabulous Finds of Gold Were Recently. Made. Hickory Creek, Near the Head of Coffee Creek, Is About Ten Miles From the Graves Property, and It Is There That Murphy and Eurgess Have Taken Out Over $80,000 Worth of Gold. PRICE FIVE CENTS. GOING TO TRINITY'S EL DORADO Rush of Prospectors for the Coffee Creek Region. STIMULATED BY REPORTS OF RICHES. Stories of Wonderful New Finds Are Being Circu lated Freely. PLENTY OF PAYING CLAIMS REMAIN TO BE WORKED. So There Is a Great Exodus From Redoing, and Two New Stage Lines Will Be Opera'ed. REDDING, Cal.. Aug. 12.— Coffee Creek gold excitement still continue**, and reports are coming in of various new and rich finds on Coffee Creek and Morri son Gulch. In one place on Morrison Gulch, about ihree miles from the now famous Graves brothers strike a vein of quartz has been discovered. The ledge, so lar as outward appearances are concerned, extends for about 2000 feet down aud along Morrison Gulch and averages about 18 inches in width. The ore taken out from this ledge is of a decomposed character and bears evi dences of volcanic eruption, and a sack of rough samples, .picked up indiscrimi nately, assays all the way from $200 to $1000 to the ton and carries a very small percentage of silver. Quartz mining in Trinity has not here tofore been carried on very successfully. The only quartz mine .of any great im portance in the county that has been .worked to any great extent, or to any profit to its owners, is the Strode mine, situated on the east side of Trinity River and about four miles from the Graves property, out of which the big finds of Thursday and yesterday were made. . '. Tbis Strode mine is fabulously rich, and it is now almost an assured fact that it is fed from the same deposit which has re sulted in the increase of the bank account of the Graves brothers. • i--<7'_ Morrison Gulch is a small, ever-flowing stream, about two miles in length, empty ing into Coffee Creek three miles from its confluence with the Trinity River. Trin ity River is a turbulent stream, and the various fords are dangerous and almost impassable .during the winter months. Along its bank fishermen have at various times taken panfuls of dirt and gravel, und it is a usual occurrence for them to se cure from $15 to $10 to the pan from sur face dirt. Hickory Creek, near the head of Coffee C«iek, is about ten miles from the Graves property, and it is here that Murphy and Burgess have made their rich discovery and taken out over $80,000 worth of gold. Coffee Creek heads in a large flat called Big Flat. Meadow, which forms a divide between it and the Salmon River. Salmon Mountain forms the watershed. Along Salmon River are a number of exceed ingly rich gravel claims. One of these claims, the richest perhap. of the charac ter in , the neighborhood, is owned by. Blackburn and Adams. A rich English company owns a consid erable acreage of land adjoining the Blackburn mine and this syndicate is now negotiating for the purchase of the Black burn property. The first gulch flowing into Coffee Creek below its head is Pack ers Gulch, and along its banks are a num ber of rich placer claims. Two miles below Packers Gulch, Adams Gulch flows into the same stream. This stream has a few claims along its boun daries, but has been prospected very little. But tbe country between Packers and Adams gulches is wonderfully rich. Pros pecting parties are now proceeding to all these, tributaries of Coffee Creek and strings of locations will be made. To-day not a saddle horse nor outfit ol