THE SEDAI JLA WEEKLY BAZOO. MAT 21, 1889.
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.
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.
The famous Sedalia Flambeau Club
will give a drill and brilliant display
of fireworks at each evening concert.
Half fare rates on all railroads.
Children under 12 jTears, free.
Everybody Cordially Invited.
An Interesting Budget of Wheel
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
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
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
Eczema, Itchy, Scaly, Skin Tor
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.
AXjASKA gold mines.
A Missonrian Gives a Glowing Ac
count of Alaska Gold
The Placer Mines of the Yukon
Yalley the Richest in the
World and Practically
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Our Exhibition in Flow
ers cannot be excelled in
quantity and price. The Bee
Hive will alwys be in the
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.
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
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,
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
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."
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
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
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
232 Ohio Street.
Thousands of dollars wortlr
of choice newgoods to be
slaughtered. The goods must
cro to make room for summer
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
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
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.
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