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THE SEDAI JLA WEEKLY BAZOO. MAT 21, 1889.
5 The Southwestern Band Association will huld a m (Mi Craal of Music ! At Sicher's Tark. Sedalia, Mo., on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 20, 21 and ?2 Twenty-five military bands, which will be five-hundred musicians in one band, will be present. THE Monster Band Parade ! Will be on Tuesday. Three Grand Concerts will be giv eii on Monday evening, Tuesday afternoon and evening. Twenty-five bands will play in uni s )n under the direction of Prof. L. E. Friemel. The famous Sedalia Flambeau Club will give a drill and brilliant display of fireworks at each evening concert. Admission 25cts. Half fare rates on all railroads. Children under 12 jTears, free. Everybody Cordially Invited. THE CYCLERS. An Interesting Budget of Wheel Items. Don't let your wheel stand in the un, it loosens the tires. Don't sit on ica while you are perspir ing. It may cost you a doctor's bill. Don't forget to say a good word for the club whenever or whereever you haye an opportunity. You will have cause to be proud of ir, and it record. Don't loan jour wheel to your grand mother. The old lady will probably not require the exercise, but this applies to other people as well. Don't try to ''act up" on your steed -when your best girl happens along. Her tierves may be none too strong, and then ihere is danger of smearing yourself all iver the landscape. Don't ride on the sidewalk. Nothing so predudices the prenisirian against the the wheel as to be scared out of his wits by havinc a wheelman come up sudden ly behind him. Of course there is no dan ger but he don't know it "you know." Mr. Wm. T. Kugler, late of New York City, and now with the commission house of Spencer Naugle, this city, has appld for membership with the .-edalia cyclers. Mr. Kuglpr's mount is a full nickeled 50 inch Expert Columbia, and he is a nottd rider. Sterling Elliott, of Newton, Mass., has purchased the much-talked of bicycle that vr&s constructed from cord wood by a boy -it Clarksvilie, Mo. After an inteiestiug correspondence with the "kid,' Mr. Elliott has also sent for the tools with which the -machine was made. The wheel is now on exhibition in Boston. Don't call the teamster a "road hog" because he refuses to give you all the road. The best way is to lick him if he is not too big. If he is better dismount ; this will make him feel better than to lick him. You will also enjoy yourself more thsn if you had tackled the wrong man and got Knocked out. Don't fail to use your influence with four alderman and street omniisioner in vor of repairing the streets. Go to 'them personally and make your deprecating little "kick". If you are a voter you are -as much interested as much as any ather citizen-. Remember it is the inailenabl- right of an American citizen to "kick". Don't be afraid they will "kick". You have a vote and they know it. Mr. J. H. Ambruster, a St. Louis wheelman, was a guest at Sicher's Tues day night. Mr. A. is en route awheel St. Louis to Denver, having left the for mer city the 7th inst., and expects to reach Denver about June 1st. His cBike , was decorated with a small flag which bore the well known legend, "Pikes Peak or Bust." The gentleman was as brown as the pro verbial berry and seemed in excellent health. Eczema, Itchy, Scaly, Skin Tor tures. The simple application ot 'Swarne's Ointment," without au internal medi cine, will cure auy Tetter, Salt Rhume, Bingworm, Piles, Itch, Sores. Pimples, Eczema, all Scaly, Itchy Skin Eruptions no matter how obstinate or long stand ing. It is potent, effective and costs but a trifle Postmaster Kussell's Scrap. The cases of the State vs. Jno. D. Kus sell and Louis Deutsch for disturbing the peace, was called in Jus ice Fisher's court yesterday, and on application of H. C. Sinnet, attorney for the postmaster, was continued until June 1. In the meantime no truce has been patch up, and ihe price of postage stamps will continue the same. Go to Hotel Derhux for good fare. 5 19dtf AXjASKA gold mines. A Missonrian Gives a Glowing Ac count of Alaska Gold Mines. The Placer Mines of the Yukon Yalley the Richest in the World and Practically Inexhaustable Joseph H. Dunham, of Vernon county, has just returned from a four years sojourn m Alaska, and while in Sedalia last Tuesday, gave a Bazoo reporter some interesting facts about that country and particulary the won derful placer miue3 on 40-Mile River, a northern tributary to the great Yukon, 1800 miles above us mouth and forty miles below Fort Reliance. The river is so named on account of the distance from the fort. Mr. Dunham washed out a comfort able fortune, but stiil owns his mine and will return with his son and son iu law next year. He had no map when he weut iuto the country and made voyages down, to him unknown, rivers and across lakes depending on hi? compass to keep birn in the direc tion of the mines. Said he, "four years ago last April I landed in Juneau, a small mining town about 80 miles from Sitka, in tending to get employment in the quartz mines on Douglas island or find and work a placer in the great horse shoe valley north of Juneau. I decid ed to do the latter." "I found a placer that gave good promise, but it was so close to the gla cier that I could hardly work it on ac count of the cold. On going to it one morning I found that the glacier had slipped dovru a few inches upon my claim and I packed up and returned to Juneau. Reports of the wonderful rich ness of the placer mines on the Salmon river, an eastern tributaries to Lewis river, had just been received. I joined a party of nine bound for the reported Eldo rado. We packed a year's supplies in canoes and paddled our way through the straits to a point on the coast opposite the St. Elias mountains seventy miles north of Jeneau. Here we found a small tribe of In dians numbering eight or ten families. They had the appearance of being half breeds between North America Indians and the Esquimaux. They are exceedingly proud of the fact that that belong tor the United estates and when they learned that we, too, were Americans they were exceedingly hospitable. We readily contracted with them to carrjT our stores and pi lot us across the mountains to Lake Bennett, the bead of the chain of lakes and rivers which flow north ward into the Yukon. We crossed Lake Bennett on the ice and went iu to camp on the 15th of May. Hav ing abandoned our canoes on the coast, we constructed other boats and when the ice broke up on the first day of June we began our voyage at the head of 80-Mile river. The ice nearly swampmed our boats several times. Halt way down the river we reached the "Canyon" a pas3 nearly a mile long and less vhan forty feet wide through solid rock. The walls are perpendicular and iu two places fully 75 fett high. The rock, or ridge of rock, extends across the val ley like a great wall as far as the eye can reach with no other break except the Cauyou. The basin above shows traces of having been at one time a huge lake as large perhaps as Lake Ontario and the Canyon or pass the work of the flowing water for ages. The entire volume of the river pours through it with a roar that can be heard many miles and with inconciev able swiftness. Our boats were caught in the current and hurled through in an instant fairly taking our breath av a 7. It was a miracle that our boats were not ground to pieces between the huge cakes of ice which tumbled over each other in the flood. We reached Salmon river without further trouble and found placers and took out enough dust to purchase our supplies for another year, about a thousaud dollars, when high water forced us to suspend operations. We had not seen a single person or heard a word from the outside world since we left the coast, and becoming ex ceedingly lonesome, we decided to abandon our claim and go down to Fort Reliance, 200 miles down the Yukon river. We reached the fort on the 3d of September and a few ctays later the river froze from bank ov er and the arctic winter began. The addition of our party had not been calculated upon at the fort and we Culd not purchase a pound of pro visions at any pries. About 100 min ers had gathered at the for,t to spend winter and each one gave us a portion of his supplies and by making a short allowance for all, we managed to live until the following May, when the Alaska Fur company's steamer came up to supply the fort and take away the furs nought during the winter. A party of Indians reported that there was plenty of gold on 40-Mile River, and a party of about eighty determined to prospect there. We reached the mouth of the river on the fir3t day of J une and the water being low, we began operations at once by adopting a crude, but ser viceable code, of mining laws and ap pointing a committee of seven to see that order wa3 preserved, and to settle all disputes which might arise. Forty-Mile River is a small, crooked and rocky stream with semi-mountainous bauks. The hot rays of the summer sun thaw3 the most exposed parts of the banks sev eral inches in depth and when heavy rains come, great masses of the thawed earth slide into the river, forming bars, which iu many cases change the channel. The gold is found in these bars. Some are spotted but the majority are rich throughout. There is no doubt but what the banks of the river are full of gold. The masses of detatched earth shows that fact beyond all question, but they are eternally frozen aud cau not be prospected. I secured a elaim on a bar about 20 miles up the river and began work. As I could not find a branch near enough to supply my claim with water I decided to build a wheel and pump water from toe river. I found tim ber suitable iu a cauyou two miles up the river. 1 cut the logs and rafted them down to my claim and with whipsaws cut out enough lumber for the heel aud raft to erect it on by the first of September, when the approach ing winter closed mining operation until next June aud we all weut into winter quarters. During the summer au AlasKa fur company steamer caioe up to the fort and supplied us with provisions and we spent the winter in our huts quite comtortably. One of ouryoun men opened nego tiations with the uatives to purchase a wife. He fouird one who had a come ly wife aud daughter and was willing to sell either for some provisions and a pair of boots. Our man decided that he wanted the daughter but was un able to raise the amount demanded, viz: 100 pounds of fl-mr, two pounds of powder, one pound of lead, three pounds of shot and a pair ot boots. The miners belonrin to his mess agreed to help him out provided the woman would cook for the entire mess. He had decided to t-.ke the daugh ter and laid the matter before her and she gladly accepted the conditions and made him a faithful wife and in the course of a few weeks became a very satisfactory c:ok for the mess. They were married in the presence of the miners by jumping over a pickhandie, a ceremony that greatly impressed the srirl, who ever afterward boasted of the fact that sne was a real married woman iust like American white women aud not liable to be soJd should her husband become dissatisfied with her. There was considerable rivaly between the daughter and mother and when the young man decided to take the daughter, disapoiutment was plain ly discernible on the face of the latter, aud she was only satisfiei when her son-in-law agreed to take her if the daughter cid not prove to be a good wife. Later in the winter three other young men bought wives. The women considered themselves the aristocracy of her tribe and were as exclusive as the best of Ward McAlliste r's 400. Each of the women in due time presented her husband with a little half-breed baby greatly to the delight of the several-husbands as well as the entire camp. It wa3 no uncommon thing for a dozen miuers to gather around one of the huts in which one of the little ones was domiciled to hear it cry. One of the babies died last sum mer and the whole camp turned out to the funeral, some of the miners coming twenty miles for that purpose. Ir greatly astonished the natives to see such attention paid to a baby a girl baby at that as babies and wom en are not held in high consideration by the tribe. When tfte mining season cpened in the following June, I began work at my wheel and just a3 I got it ready, a sudden flood came and washed it down the river. I recovered it but could not get it back in position until the first of September. 1 worked four days and took out about Sl,200 worth of dust. On the 5th, winter began and I was forced to suspend until the following summer. I resumed operations on the second day of last June On account of a flood in July, I was able to work only 39 days, duriug the season, but I washed out a little over $11,000 worth of gold in that time. 1 had nothing but the old-fashioned rocker (home made at that) to work with, but my wheel enabled me to do double the amount of work I otherwise could. We had only an hour or two of night and I was able to put in 14 to 16 hours per day. I left the mines on me 2d day of September and came out of the country by the route I went into it. Generally two steamers a year come up the Yukon to supply the forts and gather the furs, but our camp was 1,800 miles from the mouth and it would have required the greater part of the mining season to make the trip that way. About 120 miners were on 40-Mile River last year and I think the num ber this year will be about 100, but one or two thousand could fiud good claims within a distance of 60 miles. In company with three others I explored the river about 100 miles and found gold on every bar. New bars are formed every year and many of the old ones wash away. I am satisfied that the bed of the river is a rich gold mine and one day when the water is di verted, as it can be easily done, it will yield an enormous sum, Last spring ten Swedes who camped near me, removed the ice from a space 15 by 20 feet on the bed of the river. They carried wood from the canyon, two miles distant, built fires in the hole and as the earth thawed they scraped In up and washed it ou. They worVcd at the job two weeks and realized nearly 61200 worth of gold when the ice broke up and they were forced to stop. The Iudians that inhabited that country are not very numerous. They live iu tribes along the YuKou and while they would make the best min ers in the world they prefer hunting and fishing to working iu ihe mines. They are densely ignorant and have peculiar ideas of morality. The Church of England has several mis sions among them. All belong to it and will starve before they will work on Sunday. However, they swear like a mule driver, an accomplishment they learned from the miuers. They like the miners and get along with them nicely, but they have a holy dread of the white man's law having ran up against it in a few instances. Last summer one of the young ludian men made a criminal as sault upon one of the miner's lu dian wives. He was captured and brought before the committee. A large number of his tribe followed him and threatened vengeauce if he wa- harmed. The miners all assem bled and the tellow was tried "accord ing to law," and sentenced to be hanged. The sentence was carried 1: lo effect immediately in the presence oi tl.e terror stricken tribe. They could not understand why violating the person of a woman should be re garded as a crime. The hanging, however, had a good effect upon them, and woman's rights, especially of those who had married white men, advauced wonderfully. Our men never allowed their Indian wives to work iu the mines with them. This greatly as tonished the natives who make slaves of the women under their control. The great drawback to mining in that comity is the shortness of the season. It is not possible to work be fore the 1st of June or after the 1st of September of each year, leaving only ninety days for work. Sometimes that even, is cut short by floods, as it was last year. I am satisfied that the banks of the huudreds of small streams in the Yukon Yalley are rich with gold, but as yet only a few miners have found their way into the country, and only 408-aud-880-Mile rivers have b.en pros pected. Eighty-Mile is quite rich, but is not as easily worked as 40-Mile. The Salmon river i3 the British Pos sessions, is also rich, but has not been prospected, except that done by our part- near the mouth. The Hoode linquah river, although as large as the Osage in thi3 state, ha3 never been explored, but from what I can learn of it from the Indians, I am satisfied it is also rich, besides its banks contain the only coal deposits in the Yukon Valley, a territory larger than the states of Ohio, In diana, Kentucky and Illinois. Hotel Life at Jefferson City. Five-year-old (at breakfast) Mamma, what are those pale things in that little dish? Fond mother Those are Texag straw berries my child. Five-year-old But there are only three berries in the dish, mamma. Why don't they give us more ? Fond mother Because, my child, it is aeainst the rule of the house to give more than three berries to any one guest. In stead of compaining, my dear, you should thank the Lord that yon have the three strawberries in place of the 23 wormy prunes that have been served so regularly during the past year. The table at Hotel Derieux will al ways be supplied with the befct the market afiords. 5-19dft Our Exhibition in Flow ers cannot be excelled in quantity and price. The Bee Hive will alwys be in the lead. Hotel DerieuT, situated on East Fifth street, is pleasantlv located and will be kept as good as anv house in the coun try. ' 5-19dtf Kansas City is all tore up over a proposition to have a bull-right. Sme of bulls Stjhl if they want to. STREET SKETCHES. SMILE AND SINO. There are times in the lives of us all When thoughts that are sad will intrude, When clouds will lower, and the heart Over fancied ills we will brood. But this I have learned, 'tis best, When the shadows darken the way, To smile and sing if we can, And never bid sad thoughts stay, WHAT MOSES SAID. It was Moses, we believe, who first said "business is business, and it takes straw to make brick." Moses spoke many truths in his awkward way. FROM THE OLD LADY. rt is astonishing how things turn up," as Mrs. Biinkins sid when she turned a 8om eisault over the wheelbarrow handles in the back vard. Every week is fraught with events of import and export, the recital of whi h fills the newspapers, and keeps alive the interest in passing events. Whv do we say passing events? The events do not pass. 2so. sir. Alons: the main track of life the event3 are placed ahead of us like milestones. We come up to them in our journey stoop down grasp them and let go of them, to meander ahead and give the fortune of fate another deal. 1ms world 13 just as we make it, and here s something to prove it : HE WAS GOIN' FISHIN. On East Third street vesterdav a raw- honed, spavined, knock-kneed old horse limped along, smelling of hitchiug posts ana nibbling at the street car track. Three blocks behind him was a man with a rope t t i - i i i naiuT, wno was inquiring ir anyojay naa seen a stray hor3e. The old brute stopped in front of a grocery to snufl at some bars of soap. The clerk ran out with a broom stick, and in trying to dodge a blow the horse fell over, struck a bushel basket full of eggs, aud a great quantity of crockery and the crash was terrific. He didn't make an effort to get up, and just as the e'erk's yell had gathered a crowd, a man with a rope came up. It was his horse, and $10 wouldn't pay the damage. "Here's the nnn who owns the horse !" shouted the clerk. "No I don't !' was the calm reply. "Then what are you doing with thit hal ter? yelled a policeman. "I'm going a fishinj was the readv answer. The clerk tried to detain him, but hp jumped into a wood yard and escaped, ciiiing out as he went over the f nee : "Gentlemen, these are mighty c iriou-. times when a man can't take a halter on his back and go after a few bass !" didn't like i t. An interesting episode in the Join otic life of a family on Fourth street, yesterday. The family cow had heretofore been forag ing around for her daily bread without a bell, but thi morning a special metin:j of all the folks had been called to honor the presentation of a hell to the aforesaid cow. It was a very happy little affair. Tne old man acted the part of chairman, and made an appropriate speech of So, bossy!' "so, bossy !' as he buckled the collar around her neck, while his wife acted as secretary by holding the clapper of the bill to prevent it making any noise When the strap was buckled the clapper was let go, and it instantly sounded. The cow's ears aud tail flew up in an instant, her eyes dilated with astonishment. Then she shook her head, and produced a jingle of horrible sounds. That settled it. With an unearthly roar she sprang up into the air to play that moon business, but she came down again, with her feet close to gether, and the old bell just linked into all the noise she could make. T.iat cow bucked worse than a broncho, stood on her hind legs, waltzed around on all fours, ran her horns into the ground, charged around by fours and squadrons, but still that old bell kept adding to her fright. Finally she started off around the square on the d.-ad run, with the old brll thundering a quick march every jump. That cov is running yet, and its a dead thing now be tween it and that bell. One has got to give up. It will not be the bell. Success Crowned his JSHorts. Time 11 20 a. m., March IS, 1SS9. Place An Ohio street dry goods store. Circumstances A lady customer, (who has just obtained 63 samples of dress goods from an efieminate clerk) investing ia a spool of thread. Lady customer I'll not look at any more dress goods to-day. Let me have a spool ot thread. Effeminate clerk Silk or cotton thread, tna'a'n ? L. C. Why cotton, of course. E. C. Yes'm. What color ma'am ? L. C. White, to be sure. E C. All right, ma'am. Coats' or Clarke's ? L. C. (Impatiently) I always use Coat's. E. C. (Resignedly) Did you tell me the number, ma'am ? L. C. (Snappishly) Xo, I did not, but it seems to me that you are asking a great many questions about a spool of thread. Give me number 40 E. C. (meekly) Yes'm, here you are, ma'am. And as the customer receives her purchase and walks out, the poor, over worked clerk buries his aristocratic feat ures in his lily white hands and groans. "And still Brother Boiler claims that there is no such thing as hell on earth." Hotel Derlenx. This hotel with everything new was thrown open to the public yesterday. The hotel is located at 622 and 624 East Fifth street near Hancock street. The house is eligibly located, adjacent to the Fifth street depot and near the Narrow Gauge depot. Mr. Derieur, while not a stranger in Se dalia, he ha3 not resided here long, but enough is known of him to believe that he will please the public and become a popu lar caterer to the wants of the traveling public. The coming week there will be a targe influx of people into Sedalia, and they will consult their comfort if they give Hotel Derieux a call. Terms reasonable and fare the btst the market affords. Yesterday Mr. Derieux gave an opening dinner at which the following gentlemen partook : John L. Hall, S. H. Beiler, J. J. r t- n ii X C O ? rrey, iooc. aiKer, u- oweeuey, oupenu tendtnt Lyon, W. E. Bard and several others. All partook of M. Derieux's hospi- ; tality and pronounced the place and fare second to none in bedalia. The Bazoo commends Hotel Derieux to t the public Harp Wiel AT Messerly&Meuschke's 232 Ohio Street. Thousands of dollars wortlr of choice newgoods to be slaughtered. The goods must cro to make room for summer goods. 28 bolts of Double Width Tricot at 20c per yard. 20 bolts of Doubl Width Diagonals at 15c per yard. 20 bolts of Fancy Mixture light shades) at 20c per yd. 10 bolts of Debrige (plain shades) at 10c per yard. 20 bolts of Henrietta cloth in black and all the Newest Colorings at 25c per yard We are headquarters for Imported Dress jbrbnes and our prices are always the low est. See our Albatros, Henri ettas, Camel's Hair, Mixtures, Strpes and Plaids. Our line of Brillialiteen at 75c per yard. These goods are all the rage now and are selling like wild fire. We still have a good lineofeolors to sdect Irom. Come early and get your choice. Our line of Parasols comprise all the latest shapes; Plain Han dles, Gold Tip Handles Im ported Fancy Natural Stick and our latest "LaTosca" with heavy gold or silver mountings. Just received 100 dozen Ladies' Kid Gloves at $1.00, $1.25 and $ 1.50 per pair. Fully warranted and money refunded for any pair not perfact. White Goods Sale this week. Bi Barbaras this week at Messerly&Meuschke's NO. 232, SIMMs ami Sis. P. S. Our store is open everp night until 8 o'clock. A Beautiful Present. The pupils of the "Deestrict Skule" pre sented City Attorney Huffman, the teacher with a handsome gold headed cane last week as a token of their appreciation of his pedagogue .abilities. Mr. Huffman is exceedingly proud of the present. Sbe Left Hiei. A farmer named Mc.Causland, Hying sir miles northeast of the city, spent Thursday and Friday in the city looking for hi? wife who had run off, leaying him and five children to wrestle with the prob lems of life alone. He found his wife em ployed as a domesiic in the south part of the city and notwithstanding his tears and importuuities, she refused to return home with him. A week or so ago, he refused to permit her to go to visit her mother and his disposition to make her life all work and no play, soured her upon him, so she cut loose from him and his outfit. A IiHCky Quartette. Mr. F. Weekes, a teacher in Brawn's tel egraph school received notice yesterday that ticket No. 50416 held by him in the Little Louisana lottery at Kansas City had drawn one half of the capital prize of $7,500. A Baozo reporter cnlled upon Mr. Weekes to learn tha particulars and they show a remarkable streak of luck. Six out of ten tickets heldjby him drew prizes one drawing the ha f of the first capital, and five smaller sums, ranging from $5 to $10 each. He said the tickets belonged to a. quartette composed of himself, Mr. G. W Gardner, also a teacher, and two pupils ia the telegraph school named Taylor and Con well. They cashed the tickets at one of the banka yesterday afternoon and rea lized nearly $950 each. Piles, PHe ! Itching PHeg. Symptoms Moisture; intense itching and stidging ; most all ni?ht ; worse by scratching. If allowad to continue tumors form which often bleed and ulcerate, bet coming very sore. Swavne's Ointmen stops the itchinz and bleeding, heals ulcer ation, nd in most cases removes the tu mors. At druggists, or by mail, for 50 cents. Dr. Swayue & Son, Philadelphia Pa. H. J. Heiurichs, "My Jeweler," has made a beautiful badge, with a gold medal pendant, which he will present to Mr. Friemel the leader of the Sedalia band, who will wear it during the band tournament.