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any sort could be procured for any price in this city, and several prospectors have been compelled to start out on foot for the cold diggings. Stages and vehicles going in the direction of the Coffee Creek coun try are crowded daily, and traveline ac commodations are taxed to their fullest extent. Two new lines of stages for passenger traffic will be put on from Redding this coming week, and the appearances are that tbe days of ' 49 will find a fitting re production in the exodus to the Coffee Creek country. BUSY DAY FOR GRAVES. Gold Coins: $5 and $10 to the Pan ln the Dunnlvan and Butler Claim. John B. and Robert B.Graves, owners of the Blue Jay, in whic.t the great $42,000 gold slab, the biggest in the world, was found, had a busy day yesterday. 'Men end women of all degrees, comprising friends and acquaintances and total strangers on all kinds of missions, called on them at the Golden West. The visitors bad read of the finding of the unique chunk of gold, and also of the discovery of between $40,000 and $50 000 in the mine since the arrival of the owners here. About fifty people called up. to 5 o'clock. The Graves brothers read the dispatch from Redding that Dunnivan and Butler had also made a rich strike in Trinity. "The Dunnivan alluded to is Dennis Dunnivan, formerly of Sacramento." said John B. Graves, "and his partner, Butler, was from Santa Rosa. I know the locality of their strike well. "They Have been panning from $5 to $10 a pan, and their ledge is said to be ISO feet wide. They are a mile below where Burgess and Murphy's property is. They own a placer mine and have woiked for two seasons. The biggest nugget they ever got out of it hitherto was worth $50. The gold averages $19 an ounce. '•Notwithstanding a daily stage runs from Redding to Trinity Center, which is six miles from our mine. I have received no letters or telegrams giving any added details of the Blue Jay strike." Mil MUST WW HOMEWARD Continued from First Page. might sail on the steamship Mexico, sail ing for Alaska July 26, has returned. He arrived, last night from Seattle, having come down on the City of Topeka from Dyea. Mr. Hinkle does not, however, return as one of the discouraged, outfit-sacrificing adventurers spoken of in the dispatches of the past few days. To the contrary he comes back to secure additional supplies that he, Littlefield and Morris may win ter more comfortably jit Dyea and also to arrange for the shipping to the front of a number of horses to te used by tbe party ln making the Chilcoot Pass in the spring. Dr. Littlefield has found a professional field at Dyea and Skaguay combined, which will more than warrant his open ing an office (log caDin)at the former place and staying throughout tbe winter. Aside from tbe momentary side of his stay at Dye* the doctor feels that in the interests of humanity with the cruel suffering that is certain to ensue among the men who have blocked the Chilcoot Pass in the late mad rush it is his duty to stay. Writing to his partner, Dr. Cornelius, from Juneau, under date of August 2, Dr. Littlefield says: "We leave here for Dyea, out have given up tbe idea of crossing into the Klondike. There are at present 600 tons of freight at Dyea, and all the Indians and pack-horses in the country cannot take what freight there is now on hand, let alone what is to arrive across the trail before the lakes and rivers freeze. "Freight is 25 cents a pound over the pass, and th*n the Canadian authori ties are to be encountered with their cus toms duties. They have established head quarters just over the boundary line and will charge duty on everything. They collected on all the outfits they could yes terday on the steamer Islander, while they were in British waters.* When they crossed the line they had to quit, it is only a 'small* duty they charge, about 32 per cent of the purchase price of whatever goods we have. Add that to the freight and see where one would land. We could cross the trail all right, but there are thousands going in regardless of conse quences. "Unfitted physically and unfitted with either money or proper supplies, they are plunging into the mud and slushy snow of the Chilcoot Fass in a mad endeavor to get across. Actually one-ball of the men striking for the Klondike are demented through the action of the feverish dreams of rapidly acquiring gold which have filled and still do fill their brains. As I hope and believe myself still sane, I will make myself as snug and comfortable as possi ble here at Dyea for the winter, sending to Portland for further supplies and push ing into the interior with the tirst of the spring travel." WONDERS OF ALASKA. Joseph Ladue Tells of Resources That May Become a Greater Attraction Than Gold. NEW YOKK, N. V., Aug. 12.— Joseph Ladue, founder of Dawson City, is being lionized here. He dined at the Union League Club last evening and occupied a box st the theater afterward with bis at torney, E. F. Botsford, who is engineer ing a big syndicate to manage and work Ladue's holdings on the Klondike. In an interview to-day Ladue said: "They say that the Lord has put gold in Jar-away places merely for the purpose of drawing people" to these remote parts of j the earth, so that wneo there they will re- ' alize the land possesses a far greater com- j mercial value than mere gold. California I was tbat way. Gold took the people \ there and then they discovered the State j had far greater agricultural advantages I and that its fruit industries were a source j of untold wealth. It is the same with Alaska, You would be surprised to know that vegetables, thrive there. Turnips, I beets, cabbages, radishes and cauliflower ! grow luxuriantly. Potatoes also grow, but do not ripen well. In fact, all kinds of vegetables and grain grow in Alaska, and when gold shows to the people of the earth the hidden agricultural teasures of Alaska there will be, an exodus from New York that will make people wonder why they ever lived so long without the amen ities of the Klondike. *. "Just look at the lumber interest, lor in stance. There is plenty of . timber for building purposes. I own the bine.-st sawmill in Alaska. It brings me in $130 a thousand feet. When I returned to this country laden with gold nugeets I began melting them up io put right back into machinery _rrjr Dawson City. I bave al ready started to organize a stock company to be known as the Ladue Development Company, with a capital stock of $5,000,000. Of course, that will soon be subscribed by men in Wall street who are anxious to invest in bona-ride schemes. I bought my 160 acres from the Canadian Government for a mere song, and then I bought up eighteen acres adjoining the Government reservation. That give ma a monopoly of the entire city, and whenever anybody wanted .o build a house or erect a tent in the city I sold them a lot for $5000. If they didn't have the -ash on hand I gave them the option on the lot for eight days, which wou'd give them ample time to take a run up the gulch and dig out enough nuggets to pay for a lot for their winter home. #7 "Only a few lots are left and they are going fast, so my agent writes me. You know I left on June 23. The thermometer then registered 92 in the shade, and peo ple were hoping eat when I returned I would bring a full complement of electric fans for next summer. 77 V ] "The talk about coin weather in Alaska is all bosh. When I passed a winter in Plattsburg, N. V., two years ago I suf fered ten times as much from cold as I ever did in Alaska. Alaska will be a future summer resort, and when gold make' people alive to the grtat advantage of carnivals Alaska will also be the finest winter resort in the world. "I am overrun with invitations. All clubs in the City have invitfd me to dine, and I am at a loss to know exactly ho-*** I can honor all of them in the short week I will be here. Your city is tame compared to Dawson Ciiy. At this time of the year the sun shines twenty-two hours a day in Dawson City, and it is never dark. There is no use for electric lights in summer, but, of course, I will supply electric lights to the city upon my return next March for winter use. I will also introduce tele phones and the telegraph." Mr. Ladue said further that there would ba a few churches, more sawmills, a bank, free library, academy of sciences and a Dawson university. It had not been de cided when the endowment would be. It would depend largely upon returns from the miners this summer. PLENTY OF GOLD THERE. But Sola, the Boomer, Would Not Advise People to Co In Quest of It. NEW YORK, N. V., Aug. 12— A. E. Sola, part owner of three of the richest claims in the Klondike, arrived to-day at the Murray Hill Hotel. Sola is here for the purpose of increasing transportation facilities to the Klondike and thus make it easier for prospectors to get to the gold fields. He asserts that the placer mines of the Klondike are the richest ever dis covered in the history of the world and that the mines are good for $120,000,000 or 200 tons of gold a year. If the Klondike had the climate of California and the gold was as ea'-y to mine Sola is of the opinion that the Klondike would demonetize the gold in this country in less than no time. "I wouldn't go through again what I went through last year for i $20,000,000," said Sola. He is a young man, full of en ergy. "While I am here to boom Klon dike, because I am organizing a stock company for speculation purposes, I will say the chances of success in the Klon dike are about one in a hundred. "When I started out I had $500 and bought a claim. It cost me $1800 to work it. Most of the time I had nothing to eat but dried salmon and bad to sleep on frozen snow, sleeping in bags with the temperature at 40 and 60 degrees below zero. Sometimes ray nose would freeze bard from just sticking it out of the bag. It was about the toughest thing anybody could go up against, and it was just my luck that I came out at the better end of the horn. "My impression is everything up there good has been grabbed and that it will be a very hard job to buck up 'against the big stock companies now being organized el) over the country. I have .been told tbat 15,000 people are now on their way to the Klondike. Many of these will, die like flies, but then immense wealth awaits the lucky ones. I have been lucky be cause I was one of the first to get there, but I bave had enough and am going to let others fight it out. It is just about as bad as going to search tor the north pole. Of course it is to my interest to boom the Klondike, but I haven't the heart to advise people to go up there, who I know will surely meet their death. I think the Klondike is the greatest bonanza of mod ern times. It will have a tremendous effect on the interests of tbis country." RETALIATION IN ORDER. An Investigation to Be Made of the Reports of Exorbitant Duties Levied by Canada. WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 12.— At the instance of the Treasury Department, the State Department has begun inquiries to ascertain the truth of reports recently received from unofficial sources that ex orbitant duties are being levied by Cana dian customs officials ou goods imported into the Klondike country from the United States. It was said at the Treasury Department to-day that nothing definite was known by the Government about the reported assessments, and that pending official confirmation or denial no con sideration would be given the question of retaliation. ho doubt retaliation will promptly follow corroboration. The treasury, however, will act within its powers in that regard and recommend to Congress the enactment of legislation for further reprisals. OREGON GOLD * STRIKE. Chunks of Free Gold Picked From a New Ledge Are Brought to Sparta. \ LA GRANDE, Ok., Aug. 12.— T. A. Wright and P. L. Kelly of Sparta arrived in Union on Monday bringing with them chunks of ore carrying big pieces of free gold which were picked from a newly dis covered ledge a mile and a half south of Sparta. The find was made on Sunday by a man known in Sparta locally as "Ka naka Sam." A boy riding on horseback in tbe locality on Sunday also found an outcropping of an extension of this new ledge and picked out with his fingers $7 50 in gold. Claims have been located by J. A. Wright, P. L. Kelly and "Kanaka Sam." The find has caused no little excitement and a big amount of quartz has been boxed for shipment direct to the mint. Of course no one as yet knows how ex tensive the find may.be. There is a well settled conviction in the minds of all prac tical mining men that there _3 in this vi cinity a rich feeder to the placer deposits of that district, which have . yielded per haps $1,000,000 in the last ten years. Some day this mother lode will: be. uncovered and Sparta will become one of the promi nent mining camps of the world. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 1897. THE YUKON GOLD STILL ATTRACTS The North Fork Will Start . for St. Michael To- Morrow. QUI AID EPS OF KLONDIKE HEWS Old Sailors Say the Yukon Will Be Navigable for Two Months. THE LAST STEAMER TO DEPART. Reports Afloat That Many Who Have . Tried the Chilcoot Pass Have Turned Back Discouraged. There was not much excitement about the goldfields of the Yukon yesterday, though there was considerable activity about the offices of the companies that are about to send new steamers to tbe Yukon. The Pitcairn's trip has been abandoned and her passengers have been transferred to the North Fork, which will start to morrow. Speaking of the trip of the North Fork yesterday, C. P. Troy said: "We have more than a hundred passen gers and more are making application. We still have a little room. Our advices are that the upper Yukon has never been frozen before the midd.e of October in the history of the country. That will give us nearly a month's leeway. We have agreed to land our people at Dawson, and we have not the slightest fear of failure. The trip to St. Michael will be made in about two weeks. We will be delayed not to ex ceed four days in making our barges, for tiey are all ready to put together. From there the trip to Dawson will readily be made in two weeks, so you see that places us in the heart of tbe mining district without any delay. The people we take will be well supplied with food, and there is not any question in our minds that many will do well in the eoldfields and in the work common in busy mining camps." Letters and telegrams continue to come to those who have Klondike expeditions under way. All these show that . there is a creat deal of interest in the gold discov eries and that it extends all over the United States. Two of tbe most prominent passengers on the North Fork will be Engineers Oaf Winningstad and Charles Rogers, both of whom have been prominently- identified with mining and construction engineer ing on the Pacific Coast for many years. They are going for the purpose of making a thorough investigation of the ledges and formations of the Yukon country and will remain as long as there is any gold excitement. The steamer Navarro has been char tered by the Yukon Exploring and Trad ing Company. It will probably make the last trip from this port for the Yukon, and is booked to start dn the 17ih. At St. Michael her passengers will be trans ferred to the light draft river boat, Thomas Dwyer, for the trip up to Dawson. The fare to be charged each member of the party is $300. A physician is to go along. fc The Klondike and California Mining Tompany of 410 Montgomery street is still enrolling men for the expedition which is to leave on Saturday, every applicant be ing subjected to a medical examination to determine his fitness for the experience before him. Passengers who cams to Seattle yester day on the' steamer Queen report that a great congestion of freight for the Klon dike exists at Skaguay and other places along the road. They say there will be many thousands unable to cross the Chil coot Pass, and that many grew discour aged and offered to sell their outfits for a song when they had taken one look at the steep Chilcoot Pass. There was a rumor yesterday that there would be a great scarcity of men in the canneries of Alaska on account of the rush lor tbe mines. Inquiry at the office of the Alaska Packing Company disclosed the fact that there was no truth in the rumor. The president of the company said: "The rumor is ridiculous. Our Bering Sea cannori.'S are so far away that tne men have not beard of tho mines of Alaska. We are just now getting word of things that occurred in the canneries in April. It is over 2000 miles to the can neries and there are no steamers running to tbe regions adjacent to the mines." The president of the company says he left Alaska lately and that there was no great excitement about the goldfields of the Klondike, most of the Alaskans hav ing decided to take no steps until spring. THE RED ROSE OF KLONDIKE The Joy of True Love and Yukon Gold Doth Fill - This Song and Tale. Tender California Romance That Has Inspired Rev. Dr. . Boyer's Muse. Oakland Office San Francisco" Call,) 908 Broadway, August 12. J A secret romance of the Klondike is told in a song published in this city, of which Rev. Thomas A. Boyer is the author and John W. Metcalf, the well-known organ ist, the composer. The secret of the identity of the princi pals is bidden away in the memory of Dr. Boyer and be says he has sworn not to divulge ■; it, consequently as a minister will not forswear his oath. His word must be taken for tne truth of the story. 7 There is a short preface to "The Rose of Klondike," in which it says that "among the hitherto unheralded romances that have come from the Klondike is the fol lowing beautiful little incident: ; "In the spring of '96, during the great rush to the newly discovered gold : fields of Alaska, th-re sailed from San Francisco a young man from the interior of Califor nia; in search of fortune in the far-off mines. . v .-'. , "As he bade bis betrothed good-by she. plucked . a crimson rose from the spray* whicn she wore at her throat, and, pin ning' it upon the lapel of his coat, she said: 'Good- by, take this little rose; let it be your talisman while you are gone. Keep it and may it bring you safely, back to me.'../ -.." 'He took the rose, and through all the shifting hardships that came to trim in his tireless quest for gold be carried this withered I flower incased with her photo graph close to his heart. ' "At last in the frozen regions of the now famous Klondike-he staked a claim and made a fortune, and recently returned to wed the faithful pirl who had waited so long to be his wife." This fortunate miner is a friend of Rev. Thomas Boyer. Mr. Bbyer is welt remem bered as the Cbristian pastor who came to Oakland some, months ago and held a sensational revival at the church of Rev.- Eawar-i Davis. Dr. Bover was beraided as the Edwin Booth of the pulpit, and his mannerisms and peculiarity of dress attracted large audiences, lie made a specialty of wearing diamonds in the pulpit and always appearing in the most fashion able attire. To add to his Booth-like ap pearance, his sharp features were always clean shaved, while his hair was permitted to repose on his shoulders. Rev. T. Bayer a little time ago received a letter from his miner iriend in which the incident was fully told, and in which he related the circumstances of his home coming. The minister concluded to write a little poem bast d on the letter, and this is the result, of his conclusion: I have kept the rose thai you gave me Tbe day tbat 1 went away; It has lain in my hear. »"ltn a magic art, And I dreamed of you nl^ht and day. Roses may b'ossom and perish. Fortune may come and depart: hut he faint peifume of ibis tiny bloom , fchall never fade from my heart. 1 Bhi.il still keep this rcse that you gave me; My taiisman ir haw beeu: It shall b. tug me again my dear little rose, aiy sweetheart, to maxe you my queen. It is only a rose, a dear little rose, "Ver. a gin that is more to me 'ihan all th? gold of the Klondike coll Because it came from .hee. A few days alter writing the song Dr. Boyer told the incident to John W. Met calf. the Oakland organist and composer, and he at once decided to set the words to music. A week later the musical com munity was r galea with "A Song with a History, tne Rose of Klondike." "The story toll in the song is abso lutely faithful in truth and detail," said Rev. Dr. Boyer, "but it would be a breach of friendship to make public the name of my friend and the lady who by this time is his wife. The incident is very pretty and beautiful in its poetic conception. To those whose nature contains no senti ment it will probably appear common place. But to the mind that abounds in the knowledge of human nature as it really exists among men and women with hearts it cannot fail to appeal and to present an example of rewarded fidelity. " HIS BREAD FROZE SOLID. Adventures of the Brother of a San Francisco Policeman in the Frozen North. One of the most interesting letters that has come out of the Klondike gold fields since the great strike was made was re ceived a few days ago by Police Officer Brownlie of this City, and is given here in full. It is from his brother, Robert G. Brownlie, who has been in Alaska for two years, and has been at the front since the rich diggings were discovered. The "Bosie" who is referred to in the letter is the wife of the writer, who fol lowed her husband to the frozen north when he reported that he was making headway working as a tinsmith in a shop at Circle City. Some of the incidents related will be of material aid to those who intend tempting fortune on the new gold fields. Dawson City, June 22, 1897. My dear Mother, Brothers and Sisters: This letter has to go ior everybody this nme, as the boat leaves fur St/Mlcnaels in the morning. Sha came down from Sixty-mile, and we did not expect her so soon. The laat letter we got irom you was the one Addie wrote and sent up by George Klotco, the man that Jim was acquainted with. Well, I suppose you know that we have left Circle City, and all Forty mile and Circle City are here. Dawson City is on tbe flat in the same place where Jim and I camped at the mouth of the Klondike River when we came in. Lois on the river iront sell for $2500 for 25 feet front by 100 feet deep. This is the best mining district that has ever been found in Alaska. A raining claim sells all the way from $10,000 to $60,000. Most everybody that was in Forty-mile last year is rich now. Galvin, the man that I worked for, could sell out for $50,000. Tell Jim that Harry O.sen goes out with about $20,000 atid only sold out one claim. He has one lett that will bring him another $20,000. Jim Bell, the man that drove the dog team at Sheep Camp, sold out for $81,000. A whole 'mob is going out rich, and there will be four tons of gold dust go out on "the next boat. As high as $1700 has been found in one pan of dirt. It teems beyond belief, - but it is a fact, and only two miles from the Yukon River, where boats have oeeu passing the place for years. But I missed it. Had I been ens week later in leaving Forty-mile, I would have been in it as well as the rest oi the Forty-mile men. I am now working for Guise, tbe man that kept the tlnshop in Ciic'e City. Galvin has gone out of the tin business, and if he bad not, I would not work for him. as I think he did not give me a fetlr shake, mid only paid $1} wnl c Guise pays $10 in circle. 1 did not make $2 50 a day and Galvin knew I was not making any money, but he never wrote me a word about the Klondike strike, and toothers he was writing and telling tuem to come up as fast as they could come. Well, 1 leu Circle City on the 17th of February/to come upon ihe ice. My load weight was 389 pounds, without the stove, blankets or gruobox. From Circle to Dawson is almost 300 mile, and tell Jim coming In'is almost child's play to thai kind of a job. I have slept In a tent when it was 70 below zero. 1 was making baking-powder bread in the tent one night, and after mixing up the bread I forgot to grease my nan first. I set the .bread down to grease the pan, and when I got back to it the grease was lrozen and it took me a few minutes to dig the grease out and get it melted. When I got the baking-pan ready the bread was frozen solid, so that I bad to mix up more. After getting here I went to the mines and located a claim in the Honker district. This district has not been prospected yet. There is gold there, but 1 do uot know lf it is rich or not. When I got there all the Bonanza district was taken up. After that I went to Dawson ana wen: up the Yukon River on the ice to get out a raft of logs, and when the ice broke three of us came down with the raft and we lost It. That raft was worth $1500, so that was an other setback. '":-; The steamboat came soon after and I went to work in tbe tinshop, so that was all about myself. I was very glad to see the steamboat, as I was Very hungry, not having had any thing to eat but beans and tea for a week. I had no flour, sugar or bacou. Two or three days be ore the steamboat came an Indian was cooking some moose meat over a camp fire, and I sat down on a log so as to get ihe smell of it. Tbat was the next best thing to eating it. .When Rosie came she had bread, doughnuts add coffee, and milk and sugar in the grip, and we had a great feast the nigth thai Rosie . came on tho first boat— it was a freighibuat and bad a barge along with ber. Rosie camped on the barge wlib another lady. She has got a picture of the boat and barge, which sii will send to you when she gets a chance. When I said camped I meant she had i a tent .pitched on the barge, where she slept, ana ate on the steamer. Rosie brought along 400 pounds of flour from Circle. Flour cost $50 a - sack, and then one was in luck to get it in Dawson until the steamboat came, it is only $*> now. We are living in the tent we came in with. Have got it set up ou a four-foot log wall. Have got a floor in our .-.nou«e. ".>' Few bouses in D.t wson have. There are but wooden or log houses in Dawson. Mott are only frames covered with canvas. ; It has been very warm— 80 to 90 in the shade— but we will have to build a house be lore winter sets in. If Dave bad come in with tn last year we could have gone out with a $20,000 sack this spring. ■ Dave could . be making more money here in one week than he could make driving a milk wagon in .-ran Francisco in two months. .' -_ Grub is higher here than in Circle City, but wages are also higher. Wages in the. mines are $15 a day. ".'■"-: Rosie does not say a word about going out now. Tell Acldie to let the house go at $2000 and try some other agent. . -1 cannot think of anything else to tell you, but remember us to anybody that asks about us. 'I will now close with my love to you all. I remain your loving son, ttMMQEte^.^^ Robert G. Brownlie. v Address Dawson City, Yukon River,' via Ju neau. Alaska. '. - I*. B.— Writ© soon. Mail your letters as soon as you write them, as there is a mail service into this country now. THE SPIRIT OF NINETY-EIGHT Preliminary Meeting for a- Great Patriotic Movement, Irishmen Assemble to Celebrate the Year of Glorious f •■ . -■' : -2^:r- Memories. Organization Effected by the Ninety- Eight Centennial and Monument Association. Last evening Knights of the Red Branch Hall was filled to overflowing wkh a most intelligent and patriotic assemblage of Irish citizens, called together to effect a permanent organization so as to celebrate properly the centennial of the year of glorious memories to the Irish people — 1793— and to take steps to erect a monu ment to Tbeobald Wolfe Tone and the gallant men of that.time. A preliminary meeting b_»d been held at the Occidental Hotel some weeks ago, and last evening's meeting was called to hear reports of committees and get to work on the move ment in proper shape. Jeremiah Mahoney was in the chair. After the meeting had been called to order the following report was received from the special committee- Colonel Thomas F.Barry (chairman), Gen. P. F. Walsh, Captain T. P. Crowley. B. C. O'Connor and J. J. Donovan. To the 'OS Centennial and Monument Associa tion: Your committee on permanent organiza tion beg leave to report as follows: That the officers of tbis organization shall consist of a president, first and second vice presidents, a recording and financial secre tary, a corresponding secretary and a treas urer. The duties of these officers shall be such as are usually performed by them, respec tively, in like organizations. Your committee recommend that there shall also be an executive committee, consisting of fifteen members, to be appointed by the presi dent. Your committee further recommend that all money received be deposited in the Hibernia bavings and Loan Society of San Francisco, In tbe joint names of the president, treasurer and recording and financial secretary, subject to the order of any tw>« of them. Thomas F. Barry, P. F. Walsh T. P. Crowley, R. C. O'Connor, J. J. Donovan,! ommittee. The report was adopted. The following permanent officers were elected: Presi dent, Jeremiah Mahoney; recording and financial secretary, Daniel C. Deasy; cor responding secretary, C. B. Flanagan ; treasurer, John Mulhern. The appoint ment of the executive committee was held over. The following address prepared by the above committee was read and ordered issued to the Irish-American people of California as explanatory of the objects of the association: To the Irish People of California: Ninety-nine years ago the banner of freedom was unfurled in Ireland, raid beneath its folds was shed the blood of her bravest and best, who scorned longer to be the slaves of an alien power. Cen turies of English injustice and oppression had impoverished the mass of the Irish people, desecrated their altars, ruined their inuus trits, arrested their intellectual development and made outlaws of a race whose necks would not endure the collar of servitude. Not meekly and tamely bad they submitted to tbese outrages of the dark and bloody past, out their frequent - and ■ abortive uprisings against the foreign oligarchy, and the conse quent relentless butcheries, simply proved that Ireland's wrongs could never hi righted save by a united people. The "United Irish men," mindful of tbe causes of past iailures, as well as of present evils, sought in the union of all Irish patriots, without reierence to race, descent or religious creed, the same boon of freedom for their unhappy country that had just been attained by the fortitude of the American colonists. Had the God of storms been as propitious to the barks that bore the tricolor of the uncon quered republic to the aid of the gallant Wolfe Tone as when the lilies of France sailed across the Atlantic bringing arms and victory to Washington, we should perhaps to-day be Inviting our fellow countrymen to participate in the celebration of the centennial anniver sary of Irish independence. The cause was not lost through lack of valor or want of de votion. The very elements seemed to fight against it. But so long as records of human achievements shall be preserved for future admiration and emulation, the world will ever kindle at the recital of the glorious deeds of those who, in those heroic days, gave iheir all for country, whether on the battlefield or ln the felon's cell. It is fitting, therefore, that the commemora tion next year in Ireland of ih : immortal struggle should testily not only that the sacri fices of the past were not in vain, but also that Irishmen and their descendants throughout tbe world claim tbeir share with those in Ire land in honoring that glorious past which is their common heritage. While all hearts are inflamed with patriotic recollections and the universal impulse of enthusiasm that en circles the globe; proves that union of the Irish race for which the martyrs of '98 offered up their lives, some lasting memorial of those great deeds and the principles that actuated them should be planted upon Irish soil as the tribute of the present to the past and its ap peal and reminder to the future, lt ls be lieved that in this resolve of the peoplo in Ireland to erect a suitable monument ln the coming year every man of Irish descent wherever found will desire to participate, so as to make the perpetuation of the principle ot 1.-bsh independence truly national. In this great movement the Irish people of California should not, and will not, be found wanting. * Already an organization for the erection of such a monument, and for other proper recog nition and celebration of the great anniver sary that is approaching, has been formed in Ireland. Similar organizations are arising in this country, notably in New York City. The association which sends tbis address to tbe Irishmen of Caliiornia hopes to be no incon spicuous member in the column of kindred organizations, animated by a common senti ment and, inspired by the loftiest of human motives, love of freedom and love of country. It earnestly Invites the co-operation of every lover of Irish liberty in this noble endeavor to honor the men and principles embodied in its name. ;. And when on the slopes of Vinegar Hill, or wherever else beneath Irish skies, the lofty monument shall be erected let us hope that as Its beauties are unveiled to. the tearful eyes of hundreds of thousands of our race the mem bers of this ' organization may proudly feel that tbe Irishmen of California through its efforts have generously and devotedly, as of old, contributed to the success of this patri otic undertaking. -**W^fffl"tißl_W(l > Wli r ) To make the movement as general as possi ble subscription will bo received in sums from $5 (which is the maximum) downward. All subscriptions to the muds should be re mitted to the financial and corresponding sec retary,* Daniel C. Deasy, at his address, rooms 97 and 98, Flood building, San Francisco. ..-.Let every Irish home in the State be repre sented in the subscription list, in order that we of 1898, tn» successors and descendants of the men ol 1798, may show that we have not forgotten the heroism of our forefathers, and that the spirit which actuated tbem still lives fresh and strong in the hearts of the. Irish race Of to-day. ■',- A letter from Hon. Jame* D. Phelan re gretting his inabiii y .to be present was real, and he askeu that his name be added the roll, as ne was in hearty, sym pathy with the movement. , The address of the New York committee was also read. Brief and patriotic addresses were made by President Mahoney. Dr.' o' Poole, T. K. Bannerman, J. C. Nealon, J. J. Conniffe, Judee Cooney and other gentlemen. Adjournment was' bad 'till Thursday evening, August 26, at r-ame hall. THE BLYTHE CASE. Motion to Vacate the Judgment Argued Before -Judge Morrow. , ■' -...■ ...... Ail of yesterday s session of tbe United Stat es 7 Circuit -Court was taken up with arguments of the attorneys in the Blythe case in the matlor.of the motion to set aside the judgment whereby the court awarded tho Blythe estate to the English ( Ely tnes by reason of the default of the counsel for Florence Blythe-Hinckley to answer their complaint in the Circuit Court. Subsequently W. H. H. Hart of counsel for Mrs. Hinckley moved for a rehearing, alleging that Mrs. Hinckley had never been legally served with a copy of the complaint or of any paper apper taining thereto. * The argument will be resumed this morning.'. "'___. . Ingleside Coursing. 7777.*7 The big stake to bo run off at Ingleside the coming Saturday and Sunday contains fifty four well-placed doss. The meeting will begin Saturday at 1:30 P. M and be finished Sunday. John Grace will be in the saddle and James Grace will handle the slips. William Halpin will act as slip steward and James Wren, Chai lie Griswold and James McCue as field stew ards. Following is the draw : J»mes McCormac's White » ily and Pasha ken nel's Boomerang, Larky & Rock's i- me raid and Ryan * Ryan's Montana, J^mes Mccormacks Black Princ: and D. Hooper's Beau Biummel, F. Murphy'-. Lad/ Grace and P. Olf ma s Visita tion, Its. F. <-'. Randal's Li-sac and Kasha ken nel's E B <fc B. C. Gllligan'a Blue Belle and Pasha kennel's _Uam—J», J. Flynn s Crystal and P. C. . Curtis' Com mo lore, M. Sullivan's Sir John Arnold and W. il. (_f.%«rt>'a Promise Me, H. U. Lang's Xl Dorado and Gibson <fc Moor' 3 Monitor. Mlramonte kennel. - Lady Blanche and M. Welch's. Tlpperary. Dl on <fc Riley's Shaun Rhue and J. sexsmlth'* Vigilant. J. Stout's Lord Lonsdale and J. Quant's Captain Morse, 8. A. Portal's At Las: and orace * Lean's Deceiver. E. Jones' Galium and *.. Campbells Lendnloug. J. X. nation's Pair Elian and C. Strehl'a skylark. D. Ward's Jack and Morton Jt Tregar's Mary X, J.J . iidmond's OiU«n W and C. strebl's Jimmy or*, W. c. ' Pay ton's Master GlenKiik arid L. W. Duffy's B B, James Byrne's Nellie B and T. McCue'." Mountaineer. P. Biiey's Wee .Nell and L*rky & Rock's Myr le, Richmond kennel's Dan and P. Kiley's Harevawity U.S.A. Poitel's Poll uf Honor and Mirimoote kennel's Lawrence Belle, J. Murnan's Whip Junior and Richmond :kennel's Bnto:ink, B. H. Beaverly's Oleo and Jimmy Anthony's Tullamore, J. Mur phy's Red Light and Kay <fc Train's Leonora. K. Chella's Happy Day and J. Maguire's Master McGregor, J. trator's Hercules and Ryan <fc Ryan's Lanky Bob. " '■ ■?&'■' i The purse is $235. Pictures of Klondike. The California Camera Club has taken ad vantage of the prevailing epidemic of "Klon dicitis" for a benefit entertainment to take the form of an illustrated lecture on ''Alaska and the Klondike Goldfields" this evening at Metropolitan Hall. The services of Professor George Davidson, president of the Geographi cal Society of the Pacific, have been secured. Professor Davidson made the first official re port to the Government relative to Alaska. His report really induced Congress to pay to Russia $7,200,000 for the territory of 578,000 square miles known as Alaska. The members NEW TO-DAY. BEST QUALITY RUBBER, WITH LEATHER SOLES. HIGH CUT. ALL leading makes. Come to us for large s z?s. Also heavy Waterproof Leather Boots and high-cut Shoes. Special values in the Boot and Shoe line will be opened this morning. ladies' Shoes 50 Cents Yukon Folding Stoves ..... $6.00 These are either Oxford Shoes or high-cat These are the 2-hole moves to fold up and old-style Cloth and Kid. Lace Shoe , sizes carry in the overcoat pocket. The 4 ho.c 'xtyj, 3 and :x\_ only in high shoes at 50 of same kind is .$7.50. Ti ade supplied, cents. . V - — v Klondike Camp Stoves ..... $3.75 Tennis Flannel ....... 5 Cents you ww une this stove better, possibly. __, ._._.__, _. _.. ■ ,„ than stoves you are ask" I ft. for at noma This ls either dark or light goods like places. It is a regular aiearu cooker and a others sell at 8 cents, and some places lightning seller these days, higher. We make It 5 cents to draw trade. 1 — , . Evaporate! Potatoes 16 Cents Library Rooks . . '-: ■•■'. 15 fonts We hare two K r ad e » of these, a and b LlUldljf ,lu « &a • • • ltt teaiS . quality, at 20 and 16 cents a pouna. 2Vi These are regularly sold at 25 to 50 cents ponces will make adinner for 2or 3 people, everywhere, recular bound books; Library Also Desiccated Soups. Vegetable Soup . edition: over lOJ titles from best authors. btock, i'repareu Onions— everything good bend .tr lisu and cheap and safe to carry with you. Knit Wool Skirts" 'Sl T. Em V blankets $10.00 Mil nooi Mirts ....... *i.<<> We probably have the largest Koelc of They are dark; they are made full, long Blankets and the .'arcest var.ety on the and wide, of good yarn ana borne knu. coast— from &0 cents a pair for nice cotton We have cheaper ones, but you'll like • •• to $18 for wool that wUI defy an Alaska these best. Z-'\. Z- blizzard. Packing safely and with dispatch is one of our strong points. The near-town purchasers find it convenient to shop with us. The ladies' workroom is busy now with gowns of all kinds. Our clothing department, where Alaska tourists are fitted out, is a curiosity. SCASH STORE STORE ■,«R ••••~*________\_\\fyf We aim to give every ore a welcome and to make \J__\ \t___jrg}___\ ___-\w/ their stay, whether for a moment or a month, as \^ES Wa\\xz/ pleasant as possible, uo not fc_l that you must buy. N s^^<tJiWS«aßw^X We are always "willing" to sell, but make no effort — i ■i"' fl,^>-^ 0 force goods on our patrons at THE m STORE AT. THE FERRY— 2S-27 MARKET STREET. HO, FOR ALASKA! LAST CHANCE THIS SUMMER. FROM SAN FRANCISCO TO DAWSON Hi FIRST-CLASS STYLE, VIA ST. MICBAEU, By the Fast and Stanch Steamer MIO and Our Fast River Steamer, Sailing from here about AUQUSr.22. Fare only $300 from San Francisco to Dawson, AND YOU HAVE NO OTHER EXPENSE, as meals and berth are included and 150 ibs of baggage allowed FREE. WE WILL BE IN ' DAWSON BEFORE THE YUKON RIVER CLOSES, or agree to furnish you msals and berth until you do get there. THIS WE GUARANTEE. Extra freight will be taken at reasonable prices. Aoply or write quickly GRAUMAN & MACKINTOSH, D. J. ORAUMAN, General Manager. 14 POST ST., San Francisco, LAST CHANCE! ( DIRECT TO DAWSON AND THE GOLD FIELDS! Via St. Michaels, all the way by steamer FARE ~- $300 INCLUDING ONE YEARS PROVISIONS FURNISHED FREE AND lbO LBB. BAGGAGE. - Elegant Steamer NORTH FORK SAILS FOR ': ST. MICHAELS AUGUST 14, 1897. Transfers at St. Michaels to Steamer ! MARE ISLAND For- Dawson Oitv Direct. ■tVANXESJ-ioo ions of Freight for Dawsoa City. , * . (OFFICE OPEN TO-DAY). Apply to C. P. TROY & CO., Agents c __'- 630 Market st., rear office. S. DUCAS & C.)., Promoters, r • '11 MontKOmery street. YOUNG MEN yOU DON'T NKED TO GO ABOUND WITH .- dark rings *-*-.-' your eyes, no energr, no snap about you. If you are troubled with seminal weakness you can be cv - e -*- Dr. cook's Resiora- ! tlve Remedy will stop all lows and- make you a man __ _.i? - re - Ca.l or write for FREE trial bottle, Address . •■..-■ • «P- K COOK > Specialist for Men. 865 Market Street. Sun Francisco. D D l l O UC O ' OK --AH ! ■ ••' R!< - BA K- •* ■■ ■■ houses.* billiard- _»!>!»« W m ■■ "*^ ■■ am^sW houses, billiard- huim brewers, ■ bookbinders, candyLmakers , canneS dyers, ~ flourmlUi, foundries, laundries, pane* hangers, printers, palmers, shoe factories, stable- Ben. tar-roofers, tanners, tailors, etc. * - ""** «._ . us BUCHANAN BROS., I BrushManufacturera. of the club have been very active in securing from some of the successful miners recently returned from the Yukon and Klondike re gions the latest and most, authentic photo graphs and from these nave prepareu the only set lantern-slides extant illustrating the new El Dorado. The entertainment will embody many other features, all having a distinct mining flavor. A set of slides Illus trating "the humors of the Klondike" will be especially enjoyable. • — * m DRUGGIST ECCLES' DEATH. Fouud Unconscious on the Floor of Hl» Little Shop. W. C. Eccles, an apothecary doing business at 342 Arlington avenue, near the Ingleside track, was found yesterday afternoon on the floor of his shop in an unconscious condition. Policeman James Williamson was sum moned, and rang up the Seventeenth street police station for the patrol wagon, which arrived without loss of time and proceeded to taKe the suffering druggist to the emergency hospital in Go'den Gaie Park, but Eccles died on the way thither. • The body wai removed to the Morgue to await an inquest. It is believed that the deceased ad committed suicide by taking morphine. On a table in the room wi_s a small card on which was written: Mrs. Jensen: Ai cr all I have done for you I am out on the street. ECCLES. The deceased formerly held tho posi tion of druggist on the United States vessel Independence. CAUGHT IN SANTA BARBARA. Nicholas Bn.ja, the Defaulting Cathler of Scatena & Co., Arrested. Chief Lees received a dispatch yester day from Sheriff T. H. Hicks of Santa Barbara that Nicholas Buja. the default ing cashier of Scatena & Co., wholesale fruit merchants, had been captured there and locked up in the County Jail after a desperate struggle. Detective Ed Gibson left by last even ing's train to bring Buja back to the City. Divorce Granted- Eugene A. Petrie has been granted a divorce from Ella V. Petrio on the ground of deser tion, It appears fiom the testimony that Mr. Petrie was not able to support his wife in the style that she considered requisite to her style of biau'.y, ao she bade laroweil to his humble home and permitted him to obtain a legal separation. TO KLONDIKE AID DAWSOJ CITY! ALL STEAM ROUTE. By the fast steamer NAVARRO to ST. MICHAELS, thence up the Yukon River direct to Dawson a id ihe goldfields brftbe ligbt draft river steamer THOMAS DWYER, avoiding barges and all risks of failure. Leave Van Francisco I" GUST 17. arrive St. Micbaels about September 1, arrive Dawson Sen- tence' 20. The only expedition that can possibly ko through. Pare (Including 100 lbs baggage) 300. Extra freight at reasonable rates. Yukon Exploitation 'and Trading -Co.. j 18 Jl en. isomer.- S:ree . DETAIL MAP OF KLONDIKE ROUTE. DETAIL MAP OF THE ROUTE TO THE Klondike from the Chilcoot Pass, Shows on a large scale all tbe rapids, landings and portages and gives full Instructions how to proceed. Com- plete, by CAPTAIN McLYON, who has had 19 years' experience in that country as pilot and guide. ■ «•- very one Interested In Alaska should have one. . Published and sold by GEORGE W. KNEASS 718 'I turd st., san Francisco. KLONDYKE BOATS! SLEDS AND BURROS, READY FCR SHIP, pine. Loafs 22 feet long will carry 2 *ons ot I GOLD and 4 mf n: tbe light) st ana strongest thai can be made; fastened with screw.. ii. W. KNKASS. 718 Third St. KLONDIKE Boats and Sleds. THE ONLY -.CORREi KLONDIKE BOAT IN the market: '10 to 'ii f.et long: carries '1 to men; light md strong: put together with screws;* buili from jrersunal experience in Alaska rivers. SAN * KAN C. SCO LAUNCH CO., Foot of Stockton Streot. Kg- Take Green Kearny-stree-, Card. GOLD FIELDS OF PERU. DIKKCT TO MOLI.ENDO. IF A RUFFI- i lent number of passengers can be obtained the mail steamer Zr-ALANDIA will bedispatched on or about Aurusi 16. Pare, *20l) flrat-clas)>- -»100 B!eera2<>. For. particulars apply *•. uaci- i GALUri,946 Market »v .