the Paris Appeal
Tuesday, March 1, Dennis M Fields and Jas. L. Fisher
of Paris, Gus Heckart of Madison, Wm. Jones of Monroe
City, and John Thompson of Santa Fe, will leave Paris
for Dawson City, Alaska. They go as representatives of
the Missouri Alaska Gold Co. of this city. They will
go in over the Chilkoot pass and expect to locate
claims and prospect for gold until the other 20
members of the company arrive with their boat load of
merchandise in July.
five prospectors will land at Dye, eight miles this
side of the Chilkoot pass, with plenty of provisions
to last them until summer. Four St. Bernard dogs have
been bought at a cost of from$5 to $15 per head, and
will be used in sledding the supplies across the
frozen lakes. Besides clothing, provisions and tools,
each man will take $250 in cash for contingent
expenses. The trip can now be made with far less
expense and hardships than a year ago. The aerial
railway over the Chilkoot pass robs the trip of its
greatest error. The rate of transportation over it is
15 cents per pound or $300 per ton.
formerly charged 38 cents per pound. The men expect to
get round the terrible rapids of the upper Yukon
before they thaw out.
member of the party, Gus Heckart is an experienced
prospector. They may never strike much gold, but it is
safer to predict that they will stake claims and work
as hard for it as anybody. There is lots of gold up
there. The Appeal hopes the Paris party will be lucky
enough to strike the right spot and reap a big harvest
of golden nuggets.