Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore
[Louie Strentzel] Muir
a piece of enterprise in stealing such a march on the April Century, but the mystery is, where did he get his pictures? The illustrations are all from the negatives made by Mr. Russell. Mr. Russell did not give him prints or permission to use, and no one knows how he got hold of them. The Geographic Society is in the field once more, and will send Mr. Russell back to [illegible] [illegible] Elias this summer, to find out its height, latitude and longitude, or not come back alive. A Coast Survey party will probably cooperate with him and the figurers will have to be reliable. Mr Kerr got three different heights himself – 13,500 ft 14,500 and 15,300 ft, andthe experts, put to work at his notes after he left the survey, could only get 17,000 ft for St. Elias — so that all the Kerr notes are suppressed, and no U.S. official publication will be made until this next expedition returns. L[illegible] [Schwatka?], having discovered the Yukon, is now about to discover gold along its banks, for the benefit of some New York capitalists. The Century will send Mr Joseph Pennell with Mr. Russell, to sketch St. Elias and we may expect interesting things next year. Capt. Carroll succeeded in getting land laws for his teritory, went to Boston and was
1891 Mar 31
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