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by Jack London Autxci? Or m The Call OrTtteWiti : Iixustoation5 BvDacBOEfMavni (Copjrr!nt. 1SSO. lr the Nw York ILfraJd CornpejirJ CHAPTElTlV. by the MacMiUan Conpar. is TT&1 time.. th trill iu easier. It ras better packed, and thej, were not arTyiu mail against time. At Forty H2e they laid over two dare for the aa of the dogs, and at Sixty Mile Daylights team vat left with the grader. Unlike , Daylight, after the crrlbto run from Selkirk to Circle Otyvthey bad been unable to r ecu ev en the back trail. So the four smiled on from Sixty Mile with fresh team of dogs on Daylight's exled. The following night, they' sascped in the cluster of Islands at 2vo mouth of the Stewart Daylight talked town sites, and, though the others laughed at him, he staked the larhole maze of high,, wooded Island. "Just supposing the big strike does pome on the Stewart," he argued. TIebbe you-all '11 be In on it, and then p&An mebbe you-all won't But I sure tarDl. You-all 'd better reconsider and pa In "with me on It. f But they were stubborn. , 'You're aa bad as Harper and Joe adue," said Joe Ilinee. "They're al prays at that game. You know that big flat jest below the Klondike and ier Moosehlde Mountain? Well. recorder at Forty Mile was tellin' they staked that not a month ago f The flarper & Ladue Town Site. Ha! Ha! Hal" ' Elijah and Finn Joined In his laugh psr; but Daylight was gravely in earn est. Ther she Is!" he cried. "The Jhtmch Is working! It's In the air, I 2eH you-all! What'd they-all stake he big flat for if they-all didn't get hunch? Wish I'd staked It." The regret In his voice was provoca tive oi a second burst of laughter. "Laugh, dang you, laugh! Why rour eyes ain't open yet. You-all are banch of little mewing kittens. I let! you-all if that strikes come on londike. Haraer and Ladue will be millionaires. And if it comes on Stew 'jSLrt, you-all watch the Elam Harnish ijiown-site boom. In them days, when rnouths . . ." He heaved a sigh of resignation. "Well, l suppose III j&ave to give you-all a grub-stake or -Jboup, or something or other." In the meantime there was naught yto j&ow for it but hunch. But it was coming. As he would stake his last ounce on a good poker hand, so he staked his life and effort on the hunch that tha fiitnrA ViolH i n c f nra a Vv1 c ;st?ke on the Upper River. So he and ;4hls three companions, with dogs, and -xsleds, and snowshoes, toiled up the "Srozen breast of the Stewart, tolled 'cn -and . on through the white wilder ness where the unending stillness was Stterer .'broken hy the voices of men, uw itttfuitc oi uii ai, or lue uisiaui crardk of- a rifle. Gold they found on Ehe "bars, but not In paying quantities, . and in the following May they re- ftunied to Sixty Mile. oo&anza cree. After that, in the Bour f dough Saloon, that night, they exhibit ed coarse gold to the skeptical crowd. Daylight, too. was skeptical, and this despite his faith In the Upper Coun try. Had bt not only a few days be fore, seen Carmack loafing with his Indians and with never a thought of prospecting? But at eleven that night sitting on the edge of his bunk and unlacing his moccasins, a thought came to him. He put on his coat and hat and went back to the Sourdough. Carmack was still there, flashing his coarse gold in the eyes of an unbe lieving generation. Daylight ranged alongside of hfm and emptied Car macks sack Into a blower. This he studied for a long time. Then, from his own sack, into another blower, he emptied several ounces of Circle City and Forty Mile gold. Again, for a long time, he studied and compared. Final ly, he pocketed his own gold, returned Carmacks, and held up his hand for silence. "Boys, I want to tell you-all, some thing,' he said. "She's sure come the up-river strike. And I tell you-all, clear and forcible, this is it There aint never been gold like that in a blower la this country before. It's new gold. It's got more silver in it "Who-all's Got Faith to Come Along With Me?" You-all can see It by the color. Car mack's sure made a strike. Who-all's got faith to come along with me?" No one volunteered. "Then- who-all '11 take a Job from me, cash wages in advance, to pole up a thousand pounds of grub?" Curly Parsons and another, Pat Monahan, accepted, and, with his cus tomary speed, Daylight paid them their wages in advance and. arranged the purchase of. the supplies, though he .Ten jdayi? later, Harper and Joe La-1 emptied his sack in doing so. He was iue arrived at Sixty Mile, and Day- i Hifht, strong to obey the hunch that Chad ome to him, traded a third in- j terest In his Stewart town site for a j Uhfc2 Jxtterest in theirs on the Klondike, j Thry 3iad ;falth in the Upper Country, ; cand Harper left down-stream, with a raZMo&d of supplies, to start a small post at the mouth of the Klondike leaving the Sourdough, -when he sud denly turned back to the bar from the door. "Got another hunch?" was . the query. "I sure . have," he answered. "Flour's sure going to be worth what a man will pay for it this winter up on the Klondike. Who'll lend me Why .dont you tackle Indian River, j some money?" U)ay light r Harper advised, at part ting. There's whole slathers of creeks cand 'draws draining in up there, and ssomewhere gold just crying to be tlound. That's my hunch. There's a felg strike coming, and Indian River i&ln't sorng to be a million miles caway." "And the place is swarming with "mioose," Joe Ladue added. "Bob Hen dersons up there somewhere, been there three years now, swearing something big is going to happen, living oif'n straight moose and pros pecting around like a crazy man." Daylight decided to go Indian River i flutter, as he expressed it; and lin gered a few days longer arranging his raaeager outfit. He planned to go in "31ght, carrying a peck of seventy-five .pounds and making his five dogs pack vas well, .Indian fashion, loading them "Tvith thirty pounds each. Depending on the rert of Ladue, he intended to follow Ikfo Henderson's example and live practically on straight meat. When.Jak Kearns scow, laden with tine sawmill from Lake Linderman, tied irp at Sixty Mile, Daylight bun dled fhh? Toutflt and dogs on board, turned his townslte application over to Elijah obe filed, and the same day was .landed at the mouth of Indian 3Jlver. ;He continued down Hunker tto the "Klondike, and on to the sum ' smer fishing camp of the Indians on ithe Yukon. Here.for atiay he camped with Car xmack, a vsquaw-man, and his Indian rotbeT-lnsiaw, Skookum Jim, bought & boat, -and, with his dogs on board, drlf ted down the Yukon to Forty Mile. Then -it was that Carmack, his brother-in-law, Skookum Jim, and Cultus harlie, another Indian, arrived ln a eanoe at Forty Mile, went straighVto On the instant a score of the men who had declined to accompany him on the wild-goose chase were crowd ing about him wlth proffered gold sacks. "How much flour do you want?" asked the Alaska Commercial Com pany's storekeeper. "About two ton." The proffered gold-sacks were not withdrawn, though, their owners wer guilty of an outrageous burst of merri ment "What are you going to do with two tons?" the storekeeper demanded. "I'll tell you-all in simple A, B, C and one, two, three." Daylight held up one finger and began checking off. "Hunch number one: a big strike com ing in Upper Country. Hunch number two: Carmack's made it Hunch num ber three: ain't no hunch-at all. It's a cinch. If oneand two Is right, then flour just has to go sky-high. If I'm riding hunches one and two, I just got to ride this cinch, which is number three. If I'm right? flour '11 balance gold on the scales this winter." CHAPTER V. Still men were without faith In the strike. When Daylight, with his heavy outfit of flour, arrived at the mouth of the Klondike, he found the big fiat as desolate and tenantless as ever. Down close by the river, Chief Isaac and his Indians were camped beside the frames on which they were drying sal mon. Several bid-times were also in camp there., Having finished their summer work on Ten Mile Creek, they had come down the Yukon, bound for Circle City. But at Sixty Mile they had learned of the strike, and stopped off to look over the ground. They had vux& gold commissioner, ana recoraea , just returned to their boat when Day- sauviaiii um o uwvu.m w ioTy-d wo tiour. and their report ptmmi&iMne. list as n&zr uut, at his on cast p. Jo Ladse ftrod fs frcta Bo&asxa Crtekv He ltd Daytt away from the camp aj&d tsea and told him thfsgs la coeSdcse. "Shea tsrt therv, he said la dcsioiL 1 dldat laic It er ermdSe ft I pacatd It all la that sack, yes terday, cm the rlm-roe3t I tell yon yen can shake ft eut oC the crass-roota. And whata on the bed-rock down la the bottom of the creek they ain't &o way of teillsV Bst she's tig. I teU you, big. Keep ft quiet, and locate all you can. It's la spots, but I would at be cose surprised if some of them claims yielded as high as fifty thou sand. The only trouble is that it's spotted." A month passed by, aad Bonanza Creek remained quiet A sprinkling of men had staked; but most of them, after staking, had gos4 oc down to Forty Mile and Circle City. The few that possessed suScient faith to re main were busy building log cabins against the coming of winter. Car mack and his Iudlan relatives were oc cupied in building a sluice box and getting, a head of water. The work was slow, for they had to saw their lumber by hand from the standing for est But farther down Bonanza were four men who had drifted In from up river, Dan McGilvary, Dave McKay. Dave Edwards, and Harry Waugh, They were a quiet party, neither ask ing nor giving confidences, and they herded by themselves. But Daylight who had panned the spotted rim of Carmack's claim and shaken , coarse gold from the grass-roots, and who had panned the rim at a hundred oth er places up and down the length of the creek and found nothing, was cu rious to know what lay on bed-rock. He had noted the four quiet men sink ing a shaft close by the 6tream, and he had heard their whip-saw going as they made lumber for the sluice boxes. He did not wait for an invitation; but he was present the first day they sluiced. And at the end of five hours' shoveling for one man, he saw them take out thirteen ounces and a half of gold. It was coarse gold, running from pinheads to a twelve-dollar nugget, and It had come from off bed-rock. The first fall snow was flying that day, and the -Arctic winter was closing down; but Daylight had no eyes for the bleak-gray sadness of the dying, short-lived summer. He saw his vis Ion coming true, and on the big flat was upreared anew his golden city of the snows. Gold had been found on bed-rock. That was the big thing. Carmack's strike was assured. Day light staked a claim in his own name adjoining three he -had purchased with plug tobacco. This gave him a block two thousand feet long and extending in width from rim-rock to rim-rock. Returning that night to his camp at the mouth of Klondike, he found in it Kama, the Indian chief he had left at Dyea. Kama was traveling by ca-j noe, bringing in the last mail of the! year. In his possession was some two hundred dollars in gold-dust, which Daylight immediately borrowed. In return, he arranged to stake a claim for him, which he was to record when he passed through Forty Mile. When, Kama departed next morning, he car ried a number of letters for Daylight, addressed to all the old-timers down river, in which they were urged to come up immediately and stake! Also Kama carried letters of similar import, given him by the other men on Bo nanza... "It will sure be the gosh-dangdest stampede that ever was, Daylight chuckled, as he tried to vlsion'the ex cited populations of Forty Mile and Circle City ' tumbling Into poling-boats and racing the hundreds of miles up the Yukon; for he knew that his word would be unquestioningly accepted. One day in December Daylight filled a fan from bed-rock on his own claim and carried it into his cabin. Here a fire burned and enabled him to keep water unfrozen In a canvas tank. He squatted over the tank and began to wash. Earth and gravel seemed to fill the pan. As he imparted to it a cir cular movement the lighter, coarser particles washed out over the odge. At times he combed the surface with his fingers, . raking out handfuls of gravel. The contents of the pan di minished. At is drew near to the bottom, for the purpose of fleeting and tentative examination, he gave the pail a sudden sloshing movement, emptying it of waer. And the whole bottom showed ap If covered with but ter. Thus the yellow , gold flashed up as the muddy water was filtered away. It was gold gold-dust coarse gold, nuggets, large nuggets. He was all alone. He set the pan down for a moment and thought long thoughts. Then he finished . the washing, and weighed the result in his scales. At the rate of sixteen dollars to the ounce the pan had contained seven hundred and odd dollars. It was beyond any thing , that .even -he had dreamed. His fondest anticipations -c had ' gone no farther than twenty or thirty thousand dollars to a claim; but here were claims worth half a-million each at the least, even if they were spotted. , He did not go back to work in the shaft that day, nor the next nor the next Instead, capped and mittened, a light stampeding outfit, including his rabbit skin robe, strapped on his back, he was out and away on a many-days' tramp over creeks and divides, in specting the whole neighboring terri tory. On each creek he was entitled to locate one claim, but he was chary in thus surrendering up his chances. On Hunker Creek only did he stake a claim. Bonanza Creek he found staked from mouth to source, while every little draw and pup and gulch that drained into it was likewise staked. Little faith was had in these side-streams. They had been staked by the hundreds of men who had failed to get in on Bonanza. The T2t popular f thesA creeks was Adax&a. Tim Sast ffsso ' 2rado, which swd tsto Besasxa, mi: M.m:msa or run Mtu ' (12 : - The Whole Bottom Showed as If Cov ered With Butter. ! just above Carmack's Discovery claim. Even Daylight disliked the looks of El dorado; but still riding his hunch, he bought a half share In one claim on it for half a sack of flour. A month later he paid eight hundred dollars for the adjoining claim. Three -months later, enlarging this block of property, he paid forty thousand for a third , claim, and, though it was concealed In the future, he was destined, not long after, to pay one hundred afcd fifty thousand for a fourth claim on the creek th i'. had been the least liked of all the creeks In the meantime, and from the day he washed seven hundred dollars from a single pan, and squatted over it and thought a long thought he never again touched hand to pick and shovel. As he said to Joe Ladue the night of that wonderful washing: "Joe, I ain't never going to work hard again. Here's where I begin to4 use my brains. I'm going to farm gold. Gold will grow gold if you-all have the savvee and can get hold of some for seed. When I seen them seven hundred dollars in the bottom of the pan, I knew I had seed at last' The hero of the Yukon in the younger days before the Carmack strike. Burning Daylight now became the hero of the strike. The story o! his hunch and how he rode it was told up and down the land. Certainly he had ridden it far and awray beyond the boldest, for no five of the luckiest held the value In claims that he held. And, furthermore, he was still riding the hunch, and with no diminution of daring. Back In Dawson, though he remained true to his word and never touched hand to pick and shovel, he worked as hard as ever in his life. He had a thousand irons in the fire, and they kept him busy. Heavy as were his expenses, he won more heavily. He took lays, bought half shares, shared with the men he grub-staked, and made personal locations. Day and night his dogs were ready, and he owned the fastest-teams; so-that when a stam pede to a new discovery was on, it was Burning Daylight to the fore through the Jongest, coldest nights till he blazed his stakes next to Discovery. In one way or another, (to say. nothing j of the manys worthless creeks)' he ' came into possession of properties on the good creeks, such as Sulphur, Do minion, Excelsis, Siwash, Cristo, Al hambra, and Doolittle. The thousands he poured out flowed back In tens o! thousands. Dawson grew rapidly that winter of 1896. Money poured In on Daylight from the sale of town lots. He prompt ly invested it where it would gather more. In fact, he played the danger ous game of pyramiding, and no more perilous pyramiding than in a placer camp could be imagined. But he played with his eyes wide open. Corner lots in desirable locations sold that winter for from ten to thirty thousand dollars. Daylight sent word out over the trails and passes for the newcomers .to bring down log-rafts, and, as a'-cnit, the summer of 1897 saw his saw mills working day and 'night, on three shifts, and still he had logs left over with which to build cabins. These cabins, land included, sold at from one to several thousand dollars. Two-story log buildings, in the business part of town, brought hini from forty, to fifty thousand dollars apiece. These fresh accretions of cap ital were immediately invested In oth er ventures. He turned gold over and over, until. everything that he touched ' seimed to turn to gold. With the summer rush from the Out- ! side came special correspondents for the big ' newspapers and " magazines, '- and one and all, using unlimited space, - they wrote Dayligh up; so that, so far as the world was concerned,-' Daylight loomed the largest figure in Alaska. Of course, "after several months, the "world became interested In the Span ish War andforgot all about him; but in the Klondike itself Daylight still re mained the most prominent Jlgure. v ttmhm ml Hilt Uvit UlU. C WaiMagtoa ftwtj CeUi Orville Wright's CiM st Kill Dttll Hill oa Tttttday, the arwt recUefs airman would ta&t hate thosght of goisg ttp iu a Sf'ty-KH gale ia aay Syiag taachise. As Wright's Sight was the saei succw fal ytt made with the new ia:rits glider. It wooli that a rola- tloa la aeronautic snechaaUat Is bo lag wrought oa the resale saai daaes of North Carolina. As vividly described la the pres rtport, for almost tea minutes Wright soared like a brood tag buzzard oa the rush of a fifty-mile gal-" The eight ia qaestioa beiag a sta bility test no effort seems to have been made to demonstrate what prog ress the machine could have made la Che teeth of-such a blast What was sought to be accomplished was to maintain equilibrium with the ma chine practically statioaary ia the air. The description of the new feat ures of the glider indicates that they are in a crade and experimental form, with that simplicity which ad mits of easy alteration and readjust ment However, It is the principle of the thing that the inventors are seizing at, and this once mastered, the har nessing of it becomes a mere matter of detail. With the demonstrable fact that the secret of stability has been wrested from the air, the Wrights doubtless will also provide a new motor, if necessary, better adapted to the work than the old, and will then be in position to an nounce that the last great stride has been taken toward perfecting the heavier-than-air machine. What a feeling of relief the great er public will experience when it is seen that aerial navigation has been robbed of its terrors of its daily toll of death! Truths to be lteineiiilKred. Union Republican. The late David H. Mason once pub licly Invited disproof of the following historical facts, but no Free-Trade writer ever ventured to accept the challenge: (1) All of real prosperity in the United States has been under Protec tion. (2) All of hard times In the United States has been under anti-Protection. (3) Prosperity never has returned until after the return of Protection. (4) The farther Congress, in Its Tariff, has departed from Protection, the more disastrous have been the consequences. (5) The farther Congress has gone in the direction of full Protection, the more prosperous have the people be come. (6) In all of our national experi ence there Is not even one exception to these propositions. (7) Therefore, the issue between Protection and anti-Protection is, ex perimentally considered, a chronic is sue between prosperity and hard times. ... We shall continue to hold our own as long as we cling to the Protective system that has given us all the real prosperity we have ever enjoyed. Ct3 Cf tU tft bj. Trwt vta Hal ttw nh Gtre&aa ctSle ta Effwt Ja yy taa K. B-Th fallow j figures paelUht4 as IxttAJ?4 aad are act guarasu Traiaa leave RaUt :l$ p. tx, dally. -"Nlgn ruliaas Blttpu Car. f:a,a dally, for mt1 Ira aad Nsrf a. a. .duly. lr.t t for New Bern via Ce.tat. 2.40 p, dally. tun: for Waahiagto. Traiaa arrive JU.klx.h- 7:29 a. ta.. dally U:2 . dally except Saaday. a4 I u dally. Trains leave Goldiboro 10:15 p. daily. vUM Pullmaa Sleeping Car for w via New Bern. 7:15 a. m., dally, for BtV Norfolk-Parlor Car Bern and Norfolk. 1:20 p. m.. dally, for Ntw Oriental and Beaufort For farther infomaltoa is j vatloa of Pullman Sleertet d space, apply to D. V. Cot a. Tri2 ing Passenger Ant fUU!C&, x W. W. CROXTON. General Paitenger Af4H Norfolk ti W, H. HUDSON, General Superintendest. Norfolk. Vs. DROPSY CURED Belief at Oace. Address DR. JOHN T. PATTERSON ATLANTA. : : , ;i:nnci Democratic Party and One-Man Power. Columbus Enquirer-Sun.) f We may say to the Baltimore Sun that it is not so much a question of the two-thirds rule as of the one man rule in the Democratic National Convention, remarks the Charleston News and Courier. There is a whole lot In that Too often the conven tion is dominated, if not by one man, at least by a few men. In the recent past one man has had more to do with controlling the convention than has been good for the party, 'and the party has felt the bad effects of it In future it is to be hoped that the party will be dominated, not by one man nor any eet ol men, but by sound judgment and wisdom. I (TO BE CONTINUED.) It Startled the World when the astounding claims were first maae ior $ucaien's Arnica Salve, but forty years of w"onderful cures have proved them true, and everywhere it is now known as the best salve on earth for Burns, Boils, Scalds, Sores, Cuts, Bruises, Sprains, Swellings, Eczema, Chapped IJands, FeverSores and Piles. Only 55c, at all druggists. ' rtrat entire relief 18 to tt dyi aM eCeetveon to to CO days. WYtte for trial trecfrnent nreeT 1Mb ML B fiUm SOJ&BwatfttaiXLjcS Butter and Eggs by Parcels Post Kansas City. Star. Mr. T. G. Palmer, one of the wit nesses last week before the congres sional committee investigating the Sugar Trust, said: "On the continent the parcels post cuts a considerable figure in the cost of living. A man living in town Is furnished his butter by a certain farmer and his eggs by a certain farmer; they come in by the parcels post, and they come direct from the producer to the consumer." Blanagement of Roads aa Bad aa Pub lic Schools. Lincoln Times. Weare informed this county has spent in the last ten years $8,000 for road , improvement Suppose this money had been spent economically for permanent roads. As It is, a very 'ImSV'?11 f m va8t ndT tare has been practically wasted. Where Are Aycock's Mocktni-BWs? Winston Union Republican. Bombe County Superior Court opened Monday with four homicide inJ 13 ba a mple of dockets in othar counties. Evidently Aycocka mocking-bird ,o .rJ-Ayc8 lve to "tan toW under DamocraUc gpoa goTernment. 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