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Clondyke News : fac-simile of the first paper published in the City of Dawson, July 17, 1897.

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Frc-- CLONDYKE NEW'S. VOL. 1. DA WSON CITY, D. C., JULY 17, 1897. No. 1: GOLD ON STEWART RIVER. Creeks .Iieading into McQuestin Tributary Studded wltlt VellolT Metal. : The Grangewood party of six, consisting of Thomas Grangewood, A. K. Curby,·Abra- . ~ani 'S11litb~ WiHiam B. Grangewood, Ken­ neth. Grangewood and Ford G. Tbompson, 'l'ea;chep t!',is point Thursday froin the Beaver RjY..cr fI;gien. They brought out only suffi- . ci~nt d~st to pay for supplies and registera­ .t1dn-fee~ 'Discovery claim was registered , ~ - b Kenn1!tb GrangelVood. The men will _ n':: t talk; but it is. thoug t that the find is not far from the mouth of t'he McQuestin. Tbey have named the creek Grangewood. It has been known h~re for some t- ime that near the falls of the Stewart, 210 miles from its mouth, miners are tak;~g ' out from $7, to $25 ·pe~ day, which js not considered very ·good •. , Some have said that tbe best bar digg i~gs are on the M~Questin. N e\~s from that region heretofore has been most unreliable; but it is though t that the Grangewoods have struck something un­ usually rich, or, they would not register it. F ifty or sixty ~en will leave for the Stew~rt · from ere a soon as they- can outfits. A Strike on -the~McMillan An old Indian named Sam with two help­ ers came in early yesterday (Friday) morning from up the river. He brought with him nearly $ /'000 in dust to pay for supplies. When questioned concer ing whence he came, he replied that he was from the camp of Lemmon & Savely, on the McMillan. Peter Bepder acted as inspector. Lelllmon said the .I ndian, has already taken out over $,0,000. Included in the list of supplies needed was an order for four empty buckets. T, ey will be used for nuggets and dust. Everything on the place was full when Sam left, aml the men hardly had di shes in which to:C~ok.: Leinmon is said to be from Tacoma. He ,;;ent down several letters by the Indians, . all of them direct to Tacoma parties. They we,re stamped here, and will be forwarded with the Dawson mail. He Wanted to Fi.ght DEPARTURE OF THE HEALY Rears tlth·teen Miners 11I1I1" Thinl of" ~lillion Spending Monoy. As we go to pre:,s, th e ri ver steamer J. J. JAPAN BREATHES DIRE WAR. 'rhe Houghty Warrior. of the !Setting Sun Will Have NOlle of ·Amexatlon'. J :JNEAU,Iune 29,(ny courie; to the NEWS) ~ Japan has entered an offi cal protest against the proposed annexation treaty between the United States and the Ha waiian Republic. She claims that her interest are not prop­ erly safeguarded by the treaty. Her states­ men say that she will never consenf'fo the acquisition of Hawc lii by the United .... States. As the administration has taken a firm stand on.. tbe question, It is difficult to see Healy is about to leave for St. Michaels, to ccnnect there with th e Portland for Seattle. Thirteen m iners have engaged passage on her up to this hour. Their names, deSli!lR ­ tions, and th e amounts they bear with them are as follows : J. Rowa n, S:ln Francisco, $0,000 ; J allles Bell, Canada, $45,000; J oe Goldsmith , Seattle, $33,000; N. 'vV. Powers, 'Denver, $35,000; W . \V. Cald\\( 11, ~ ebraska. $36,000; iVin 'Older, 13aitlln ore, $31,000 ; C. K. Zilly, Seatlle, $25,000 ; F. \V. Cobb, Bos· ton, $23,000; \V. Zabn, Seattle,. $i 2,000 ; A. Buckley, Nevada, $9,000; G. B . Lansing, Montana, $ 16,000; B. Farnham, Iowa, $1I,000; M. R. Gowler, \Villnipeg, $6,000; The amou nts are ilpprox illl:lte. - I hQ\~r wa~ b t\veeti Lhe nations caH b~avoided. • It IS saId that the United States nas sent The H ealy does not carry a 'large amoun t of treasure, as the Portus B. \Veare follo ws next week with the summer's clean-up, The Weare will likely take most of the dust now stacked up in the North Allleri can .Company's warehouse., besides private - eigb , . g gregating th e largest amount' yet J shipped by a single boat. . We wi sh the boys a pleasant vacation, and hope to see them all back next year. llaoe Her llis ~bll"ge ... Albert Gray, a bookish lad who has been knocking ;ibout Alaska lor two years, and who came at the rigbt time to Dawson, became infatuated not long since with a dance girl in tbe palace, and deeded a one­ half interest in one of his mines to her. Hearing that his father was on the way to the Clondyke, young Gray concei ved the idea of avoiding explanation by making the girl hi s manager and leaving tbe place for a mon th or two. The father, On'in Gray. of Centralia, Wis., arrived early in Jul y and found no sun. He left on the Alice. On Monday young Gray returned. The girl refused to deed back tbe prop­ erty, claiming that he \\'as paid hi s price· Gray appealed to the Miners' Committee' but it refused to intel'fere on the ground that it served ' him right for treating his ; father as h e did. -. . q:.- )Ioose Creek. LocatlO Il . three war vessels to Honolulu. A clash may occur there at any time . 1'he S ... lillg Question Reopened. I UN EAU, June 29 (By courier to the NEWS) - The United States has sent a , harp note to Great Britain, accusing. tbe Salisbury acVninisteration of a breach in faith in the matter ofpatroling Pdcific waters. The note is severly criticised by English papers. A Sensatiollal Elol,ement. JUNEAU. June 12 (By courier to the 'NEWS) - Mrs. J 01111 Bradbury, wife of a Los Ange)os millionaire, has eloped with an Eng.lishman named Ward. Both moved in the highest societ y. Ward has a wife in England. SlltH\"y Senic.s. The Rev. James J. Lanyard will hold open-air seJ:vices in Dawson City at I I o'chck Sunday morning. All are invited to attend the meeting. There will ·be good singing. Topic, "The Temptat. il)ns of a :\-1ining Camp." - Gol~ 011 the lIi11sl(\es. F:O l1J' -. - -L, " Kumfortable Klondike K,othing . • CORDUROY JACKET . Lambskin Lined. ~ !Duck * 7.{' Hunting Jacket, grass colored duck, 4 out~de pockets, 2 inside game pockets. " " "8 " 2 " "padded shoulders " " " 8 " 2 " " , and a ll wool Kersey cloth lined. Hunting Pants, grass colored duck. " " a ll wool Kersey lined. " " " Frieze lined ( [6 ozs. ) Hunting. Vest, " " 4 outside pockets. " " " " " all wool kersey lined. Duck and Corduroy Reversable Jacket. Duck Jacket, D . B., grass color, fringe or Lambskin lined. Duck Ulster, D . B. , " Dutch Kersey cloth lined. , ____ j- {e:lvy C0ttonade'Jacket, frieze lined ( [6 ozs. ) " Pants, " Cottonacle a.nd Frieze Reversable Jackets. Cottonade and Mackinaw Reversable Jackets. Above lines have ball and. socket fasteners and riveted pockets. · ~ mackinaws. ~ c ., Mackinaw D. B. Jackets, in black, navy and fancy colol's, several weights with pants to match, also vests if desired. \Ve make these garments in several styles- with or without belts, storm collars, also capuchins if desired. All above lines (excepting 'ulsters and reversable lines) are supplied with our patent knit wristers. Corduroy Suits, S, B. and D. B. in Fawn, Na"ys and Browns. Frieze Suite ( 16 oz. goods) of very finest and best Canadian wool, golten up specially .for prospectors. . • MANUFACTURED BY •. ~BUDSON BAY KNITTING CO. MONTREAL. PORTER FASTENER, t12i~ itb acknowledged by aH w120 12ave u~ed it to be tIle be~t device - yet produced for fa~te"QiQg glove~ SHOWING OPENING AT BACK~ CHOPPING MITT-SEAMLESS QUIRK. i l I l I ' I t ~ I l ~ I l C- l- '- ~ ~ "" PATENT COMBINATION SWEATER --f\lO BUTTONS OR BUTTONHOLES- MADE FROM ALL-WOOL WOVEN F' A-BRICS WITH KNITT COLLAR AND CUFFS. - - - -:- _"" -t., _ ...... "": __ _ ESTABLISHED '79: ' y K~OX'S - -. Tailors' Linen Threads ARE · U . NEQUA- ttED FOR Evenness and Strength. IN USE FOR THE PAST 100 'yEARS BY THII Best Tailors Throu~hout the World • • DEMAND KNOX'S AND TAKE NO OTHER GEO. D. ROSS & co. Aa-enta, Montreal and ._Toronto. " . ... - .... These Combination Shirts are made of all wool Mac:k­ inaws, in Black, Navy, Gray and fancy colors. also of all wool Kerseys, Tweeds, Serges and Flannels It is the best shirt made for a cold climate. This is its first season out and thousands of dozens have already been sold. ALL OUR UMFORTABLE LflNDIKE .. . L ' OTHINS: .. . is 11 HOT STUFF" Don't Forget it , SEND FOR SAMPLES AND QUOTATIONS. MANUFACTURED BY HUDSON BAY KNITTINC CO. MONTREAL - Honest Values. -. .W11en buying gloves and mittens Be sure you get the best-- The one's we're advertis ing. , \Ve'll be pleased to have you test. The stock is well selected, Well cut and strong ly made, They're the best now in the market, - And we cater for your trade. MAN UFACTU R ED BY HUDSON BA Y KNITTING CO:, ~MONTREA.L~ • !.: j .. i ci OLO;t'rDYKEi . 'N :E:rWS. OF GEN'ERAL INTEREST. Ins~ectdr D'Arcy Strickland, before he left last month said that he thought the populati. on .of Dawson City, would reach 20,000 within a year. . * * * . Col.' SoL Ripinsky, postmaster at Chil· kat, writes a friend.in Juneau tl,at everyone t~ere has left for the c;Iondyke. He predicts a' great rush from the new gold fields when the outside world hears of the strikes being made here. . * * * It is said that there are more than 200 Indian;; packing overChilkoot Pass. * * * .. ' " i"" - (;w. W . Caldwell made SOlIlt; experlm~nts witQ; ttfrIiips last Iponth. He succeedep.' in raising a ' o'Zen of excellent size and quarity. His lettuce also turned out well He'planted some rye and~ar'e~', on which it is too early to pass judgment: if cereals 'G i O' be raised on the Yukon: it wi!l .be !l greaUh ing for the country. • *** The native nJo~5 or "tunga :.' is qtiite pleasant as a relish when boiled with a little lime jujce.) I 'prevents scyrvy, '~ -'" '" *** By couriedrom Fifty-Mile, we. learn that the steamer Alice went aground some ten mil~~'[o~ .qat pdint,oh her last trip down the river. ~As she carried nearly 1i3'lo.ooo in nuggets anq dust, h,er mishap . occasioned considerableuneasilfess. Luckily she worked herself over the bar without serious damage. *** One oT die results - of tfie forest fires pre- valent in ·the· south is tl1e intensification of the mQsqw!o ppst. The plague of insects ha!)1tl~ys 'been bad ( enough on the central Yukon, but this year it IS wor~e than ever before, the mosquitoes being dri ven out of the headwaters by th e smoke. *** An elegant new steamer is to be added to the river trade in August, It is to be called the Hamilton, and is being built at Seattle. *** J udsqn:De Lo~g,j~st in from Circle City, says that 'the camps above there are practi­ cally deserted. The diggings pay only about . $10 per day, and it is not worth while to work them. 1'vlost-lff"t· \ore....tTlen ame t9 J he Clondyke. , ••• *** - Forest fires are reported above Sixty- Mile Creek. There are serious fires also in the McMillan Mountains. The "Too Much Gold" Agaln~ Some Indians in last week from nowhere in pqrticular, ;;tarted .a wild rumor that the long sought "Too Much Gold" Creek lay but forty .miles up the Clondyke. They claimed that tbey had panned gold there for years. Notwithstanding the apparent unre­ liaiJility, of the news, a stampede occured, and hundreds left for the upper river. It is extremely likely that these men will make good discoveries where they are going. but that they will not find the JIIlythic,;i1 " Too Much Gold,"there or elsewhere, is almost cer­ tain. There is no such Creek . A ·Wealthy Police Force. 'Dawson City has the wealthiest police force in the world. \Vhen the strike was made Ql{the Bonanza last fail , Capt. C. C. Cons. tantine of the mounted police. a!tmved each of his men to file locations. Mr. R. G'owler, o~ns OQe-half of 53 above Bonanza, besides interests on El Dorado and Hunker Creeks, L. J enkins, staked out 39 above Bo­ nanza and owns one-half of a clOlirh below ' Discovery. John Murray owns one-half of claims 34 on El Dorado, 53 above on Bonanza .1nd 11 below on Hunker. A. \Vard, owns 38" , above on Bonanz . a ,and an interest in 50 above. Fred ~'ebster owns SI above and a~l interest in 24 below.' A , Pinkerton and B. $inclair . own good claims below Discovery, fO,r which. they have refused $20,000. J. Brothers 'owns 37 above. A. P. Z:!llar staked out on Bonanza, but sold last winter. J . Th0111ton, owns a claim on Adams S:;reek, besides an interest on Bonanza. R. Churchilll holds 5-2 above on Bonanza. These men are all worth from $20,000 · to $I,OOO,ooo each. We chill­ lenge the world to equal the showing. WHEN YOU ARE BLUE .... 00 TO .... 4 The GLONDYKE', Good Music, Good Fellowship, ...-- OCId Wines. HOLDEN & STEVENS, PROPRIETORS, DAWSON CITY, D. C. Murdered on Beaver River. Tracy Lamartine, of Camp Wales, on the Beaver River, reports that on June [5 th , Th Plc ' Hendrick Tooley, was murdered by his part- ••• e a a e " ner, B. Sands, as the result of a quarrel over a claim. They outfitteli at Dawson City, SALOON AND and both were well known here. Sands is still at large. DANCE ' HALL Stabbing Affray. A party of three Indians from down the river brought in some ducks Saturday . They sold them Sunday for $5 a piece, net­ ting about $20 _ : on the transa ;tion. After a carouse for two days they came to blows, and one of t J.l.e.Ine was, stabbed. He will not reco,:et.' ' H rs'camradl s were placed in irons by Captain Constantine, to await the out­ come of the injuries. Our Scale. do not cbe.t tbe Miner. POKER TABLES ALWAYS OPEN /N OUR OARD ROOMS. DAWSON CITY, D. 9. N orth ~:Am'eriean NavigatJon " and Trading - '. CompanY.' s Store. GENfRAL··MEROHANDI8E. Best of - .Clgars ·and Tobacco. A -FULL STOCK OF ". FLOUR, BACON & nANNED GOODS ,. Is the ' be.t p['a~'ef 'TO BUY Freshahd" Salt Meats. We have just received a conaicnment of' MOOSE AND G ARIBOU FROM THE: INTERIOII. Opp. News Office. DA WS ~ON O/ T):.. - ";,;.,., BECKE & WILSON We Run a First Class DANOE HALL and SALOON. 'or an Excitina.: Game O~r Card Rooms Cannot bllt B.eat. Dpp. Commerciai' CO'"Store, DAWSON CIN. A BREEZY RECORD OF DAWSON CITY EVENTS- k - Ul1Se IJeeIl frt)bl the above fac·simIle ___________ -=--.:.. ___ .......:=--_______ ,C. ._-'. '--c---... .'C':'------__ reprocl11ctioDs. The paper waR prlDted at : Dawson, on July 17th last, and has only now reached Eastern Oanada. The sublllortption prioe is ~e trtfUD.g sum. of $it per year, s~le ~ fOples nOw belDg sold {or 750. It is Issued weekly and the oontenta show that Dawson).s a breelY town. ~ - --.". - . ~ - ~ " . ....... . ~-;.;.....:..:; OLONDYKE NElVTS. CL ON DYKE NEWS. Published every Saturday -by- CLONDYKE NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY, Dawson City, D. C. Subscription price, $20.00 per year. Invariably in advance. By the Month $2.50, Single copies, 75c. Advertising rates OR ·lpplication. present abode is 12 x 14 feet in size on the ground, eight logs high, and roofed with logs, moss and earth. We are proud of it, for we built it. Our present outfit consists of about 100 lbs, of brevier )ody type, 25 pounds of leads, rules and furniture, 25 lb s. of display type, and eight cases. Instead of a com­ posing stone, we brought, with us a sheet of zinc, which we tacked over the top of a home­ made table. Our press is of the "army" pattern, with a bed '4 x 20. It weighs only about 100 lbs. With perhaps 25 lbs. of odds and ends, such as sticks, galleys, etc., the WITH this issue the CLONDYKE NEWS above constitutes our present outfit. All told tylakes its fiTst appearance. It is not an easy it weighs less than 3 00 pounds, which is thing to serve as editor and compo'sitor, as doing remarkably welt for a printing plant. reporter and business manager and devil on vVe brought up 250 Ibs. of paper besides. the only paper in a town of five thousand Our first issue repres~nts more labor than our friends would think possible, did they inhabitants, We, as a pioneer publisher, not live in Dawson. \\, 'e have been ,our own have been obliged to be all these things; for carpenter, our own editor, our own printer the printer we brought with us has hin.self. and pressman, our own subscription solici­ taken a claim and is too busy sacking his tor, our own advertising agent, our own gold to care to work longer in lead; and e\'erything. Fortunately we have had from eighteen to twenty hours of dayilght in there is neither devil or business manager which to work, th is being the sunny season to be hired for wages in all the Cion dyke. when days are longest. Bec~use of these things we are later with ' The ,NEws is not always to remain its the number than we had promised. N ever- present size. V.,re have on the road from the less we are the first. San Francisco ,il modern pres5,-Cls good a P ress as can be boug'ht for moi1ey. We The NEWS iT-ltends to maintain the lead ~ , have now in St. "1ichael-s awaiting transpor- it has secured. It proposes t~ pri~ __ all th~ _ tation, an 8 horse-power engine, a Golding news, to give the latest inforn1 ltion con- jobber, and some 3,000 poul)ds of other cerning prospects in the Yukon, and to de- material. ',.J.i is not likely that any of it. will vcte itself to all the interests of the region. reach here until next spring. By' that time In return it asks the support of a ll. The our new building will be ready for occu- pancy. Till then we must get along as best NEWS also proposes to pursue a course inde- pendent in every respect. Anyone who does not like this paper may have his money , re- turned to him by applying at the office. The Coming of ihe,Newspaper. When in the conrse of hliman events, it becomes necessary for a free people to lay out a new town, the first need they feel is . for a newspaper, and they never have to wait long lor It. Dawson has been without a newspaper longer than most new places, pIVing to the difficulty of transporting the ou~fit . That obstacle being overcome, the newspaper makes its appearance quite as though tbe tOIVn were started yesterday. We arrived from 5t. Michaels with the outfit for the N.EwS on the Alice, the first boat up the river this season. We had re­ duced the plant to its lightest weight, leav! ing much of our st uff on the island, or we should not have secured _ Rassage so soon. Ben Bostwick came with us, he being an ex­ pert printer; but on our arrival he found a claim, and we were obliged, single-handed, not only to land our material, but to con­ struct a house in which to lodge it; Our we can with what the gods have given us. A Fire on Gold Bottom. About IHlf past ten Thursday evening fire broke out in the cabiD of Zillah & Baker on N o. 2 Gold Bottom Creek. Before water could be brough t from the strean1 the structure was hopele~sly in flames, and soon burned to the groun~L The loss on tbe cabin was about $1,000, and 011 tools and furnishings $ 1,000 more. There wa.s . '1 five­ gallon oil can nearly filled with dust and nuggets in the room. Mr. Baker attempted to save it and was sevelely burned. H K. Smithson was also injured while attempting to rescue ,personal property, being- struck on the foot by a falling log, A peculiar inci­ dent in connection with the fire is deserving of mention. Mr. Zillah owned a shotgun, before the police t00k it from him, and ten or fifteen pounds of shot. Tbis shot be put in a sac~ and laid it upon the firm's can of dust. During the fire the shot melted -and ran in upon the gold to such an extent as to make it unnegotiable. They will ship the , stuff to ' San Frapcisco on th~ Weare and have. it smelted. Gold at Manook Creek. By courier from Circle City we learn that a party of twelve men struck rich groundo on Manook Creek, 300 miles northwest' of that point. J ames Langford who was first t9 bedrock, took out 125 ounces from a box and a half. Manook Creek is said to empty into the Yukon. The news occasioned much excitement at Circle City. A Hotel for Dawson City. James McNamee, before he left for the States, was interviewed by a NF~ws lepresen­ tative concerning the proposed erection of a hotel '1)' him on his property near the Alaska Company's store. "Yes," he said in response to questions, " It is my intention to give D'lwson City as fine a hotel as can be put up. I have'al­ ready let all the contracts, and the work will be pushed as rapidl y as men can be found to do it. Carpenters, as you know are scarce in thi s section, I have three men at work now ; [ pay them $2.00 per hour. I hope to find eight or ten more. The hotel will be three stories high, and cover about one-fourth of the block-,tbat i~ the size of my lot. The bar-room is to b~ the finest in the North­ we,t. I have alrearly placed my order for its glassware at San Francisco." "Yes," he continued, " I shall bOOlrd people by the day or week. h will be a regular first-class hotel, with card-rooms and a dance hall. There will be about fifty rooms, and , you may add that I have arranged to' have':'it ~c. painted inside ani out; every board,in it ., will be painted . ' No expense will be spared . to make it fir:i t-class in every respect. The ' .. - mattresses will be made of the best qu ,Iity of White River moss, a nd the blankets are being wove to order for me in California'. The di ning-room will be my especial pride. I am having a fine mnge shipped in ftom San Francisco, the first one , on the Yukon. Jean L'Homme will be the chef in charge of ,the kitchen. My mining partner, Chas, Lamb, will be the manager I intend'to c.lll it 'The McNamee. ' It will be first-class in every particular." Ground has alreaey beeh broken for the structure, end it' will be ready for occupancy early in October. Concerning the Winter's Supplies. In an interview with a NEWS representa­ tive the agent of the Alaska Company stated vVednesday that he had no fears of a famine here this winter. The Belle, the H~aly, the \-Veare, the Alice, and the new boat Hamil- • ton, are a ll scheduled for one or more trips from below before cold weather. There is stuff enoub'h in the warehouse at St. Michaels to feed an army of 20,000, " Of course," said the agent, if a very great rush occurs from the outside it is pos­ sible we might run short of provisions before spring; but, so far as I have seen, the new­ comers are bringing with them their own supplies. It is unlikel y that many wiil come 111 unprepared tor the winter here. If no ac­ cident occurs to the river fleet, we shall have an abundance for the people now in Dawson. It seems to me that the newcomers are look, ing out for themselves is sufficient percenta 6 e to make .hem, on an average, self-sustaining. Some will he short, others will have a super· fluity. On an average they ought to bring in enough to keep them. As I said, if no accident occurs, and if the ne'-Vcomers do the right thing , I do not look for anything approaching to a fainine. But you can't telL" \ I j I l L ! , I - ~ , ... ) .... , I K-u~f'ort~b'e . KIOndike Klothing. ================== ELKSKIN MOCCASINS. + + N'o inside seams, Specially made for Alaska trade, Extra Heavy all sewn with waxed Linen Thread, also ., Elkskin - Moccasin Slippers .. Heavv Wool lined, true KUMFORT . - for men going into camp. Kumfort 'Mitts - H eavy all Wool Mitts, covered with Leather­ the warmest thing made in that line. We manufacture a variety of Mitts and Gloves of BUOK, ELK, HORSE, ~eI'charzts caceI'in~ to the KLONDlKE cI'ade will find it in theiI' inteI'ests to see ouI' lines, WRITE FOR SAMPLES. SARANAO and OALF SKINS, welted throughout and sewn with waxed Linen Thread. Lumbermen'S' Socks, all wool, 6, 8, 10, 12, lbs. per dozen, also, all v Vool U ndersocks, 3, 4, 5, 6 I bs. per. doz . .,.---:. MANUFACTURED B Y --,. HUDSON BAY KNITTING CO. Montreal. Underwear, heavy, all vVool, Ribbed. Sweaters, all Wool, In Black, White, Navy & Scarlet. Blankets, all wool, White, Gray and Fancy Colors, 7,8, 10, 12, 14 Ibs. Rubber Camping Blankets. Rubber Air Pillows. Rubber Air Cushions. Sleeping Bags. Sleeping Tuqu'es • . I..ambskin Sleeping Socks. Rubber Bootsof all kinds, Men's Leather Mining Boots of all kinds, &c. ·' \.-' - Kumfortable Klondike Klothing~ * *" * LEATHER CAPS. - LEATHER - COATS. .. Leather and Corduroy C aps .. DIFFERENT STYLES, IN CO r.OR S To MATCH COATS Oil DI) essed Leath e r Coat, * * * \VAIOI LINJNG, OUR BEST SELLER. lOOlE. are the only Manufacturers of Leather Clothing;j n Canada, and our ten years Experience enables us to place on the market the best goods possible for the money- below is a list of some of our lines:- . Black Leather Jacket, Oil Tanned, Waterproof, checked cotton lined. " Corduroy lined. Lambskin lined. "- with F ur Collar. • C Black Leather Vest, Scarlet Kersey Cloth lined. with Corduroy Reversable . Kersey Cloth lined. Black Leather Pants, Tan Napa Leather Jacket, Corduroy liped. with sleeves. with or without bibs. " H unting Jacket, Corduroy lined. " and Corduroy Reversable Jacket. " . Vest Corduroy lined , with or without sleeves. Green N apa Leather Jacket, Corduroy lined. Hunting Jacket Corduroy lined. " and Corduroy Reversable Jacket. .c Vest, Corduroy lined, with or without sleeves. Black Horse-hide Jacket, Corduroy lined, large Storm Collar', Nill wear for years .. Brown E lkskin Jackets, with Corduroy, Kersey or Lambskin linings. - o C' Vest c, " lining. " Pants. All above lines (excepting Reversable lines) are supplied with our Patent Knitt W r ister. All kinds of'Special Leather Ga rments made to order. -." - --. MANUFACTURED By .... . . .. Hudson Bay Knitting Co. ·MONTREAL. " ." j \ OLONDYKE NliTW"S. LOCAL ITEMS. The forest fires across the river are not yet under control *** Some Ind ians brought in three moose and a caribou Tuesday. The meat sold for 40 cents per pound. *.,;* Over 100 men left yesterday and Thurs- . day for the Stewart River. *** An epidemic of typhoid fever is now raging at Dawson C Ity. It will probably be checked before it grows to seri ous propor- tions. *** Gus Becke and Tom \Vilson have put in two more men behind their bar to weigh ~old dust. They have now seven. *** Henry Ash has sold his saloon, "The Clondyke," to Holden & Stevens for $3°,000. The transfer was made late in June. *** As high as 5 per ce·nt per month is being' paid for monev at present in Dawson City . Because of the high rate of interest much gold will remain on the Cion dyke that other­ wise would be exported. *** \Vednesday. was the .hottest day of the year. The thermometer registered 95 Q in the shade. The heavy fore st fires to the southward undoubtedly increased the tem­ perature to a considerable extent- *** Claim 26, above Discovery, on Bonanza Creek, still maintains its great output. Mit­ ch ell & Densmore are working 28 men on it ami the dirt washes out about $4,000 to the box. *** There is much dissatisfaction amon g miners and tradespeople over the action of the river companies in limiting the amount of g('\d they will carry at a trip. I t is said that the Alice took with her only about $300,- 000, and the Healey will not tai-:e so much . As a consequence it is estimated th a t there is over a million of dollars in dust and nug­ gets awaiting transportation at thi s point. *** A little excitement was occasioned in the new Hunker Creek district last week by rea, on of a strike for higher wages on the part ot the miner. s. They were recei ving $1.50 per hour and struck for $1.75. After a short consultation their demand was granted. *** Peter Aimsley, a miner work ing for Harry McCullough on Bonanza Creek, was brought before Captain Constantine hst week, charged with carrying firearms. He plead not guilty. He was fined $50. *** Henry Eckley on Thursday filed trans­ ference papers with Gold Commissioner Fawcett, deeding his claim No. 9 on Bear Creek to Mark Angell. The cons ideration was $65,000. Mr. Eckley will take over $100,000 with him back to the States. J-T e will leave here next week on the Portus n. \Veare. *** James McGranaha n is the proud father of a twelve-pound son. Mother and child are doing well. *** A nugg:et was taken from claim 60, below Discove~y on Bonanza Creek, the other d'\y, larger than. the one Bert Hudson fou~ in No. 6. J. . O. Hestwood owns the prope't;ty. This last nugget is worth $293. The Hudson nugget weighed in for only $257. The first king salmon caught this season sold 'vVednesday for $20. *** Log Ca bins in Dawson are renting- at $75 per month, with none in the market. New cOl11ers are obliged to raft in logs and build their 011; 11 cab in s. The Bailey comer sold on Thursday for $15,500. 'Villiam Claymore of Chirago was the purchaser. He iptends to remove the tent and erect a wooclen building in its place. He has alre:tcly contracted with the La Due mill for the lumber. The .new building will be used for a dance hall. * +:- * Bert Hudson was down on Monday from Claim Nu. 6, on Ilonanza Creek. Two weeks ago, while drifting along bedrock, he opened up a sink pocket which has yielded to date something over fifty pounds in gold. H e deposited 1 1is dust at the Company's store. ~(. "* * The latest news from Sand Bottom Creek has it that the pans are running from $60 to $200 per wash. J os. Brainerd cleared $2,2cio in four pans, the last one yielding nearly $750. This is the claim that Alex. Orr soLd for $ 10,000 before it had been well prospected. *** John Barsit, who is looking after' his partner's interests during the latter's absence in the States, drifted into a sink in the bed­ rock last week from which he cleaned up nearly $ 15,000. The claim is -owned by John Barsit and Con Stam~tin. *~. * . Cornelius Edwarc\s reports the loss ofa horse last Tuesday night. The anim.ll had been accustomed to forage on th e hills when off-duty, and never wanc1ered far. This onoe, howel'er he straved off into the bottom lands of the Clonc1yke; where the mosquitoes and . gad-flies ~ J'e thi ckest. Before he could re­ ga in the hills he succumbed from loss of blood,- hi s veins being actually sucked dry by the pests. ' Mr. Eclwards was in town last night, endeavoring to perfect other arrange-' ments whereby he might get supplies to his men. * * *. Oscar AS'hby and \V. Leak were offered $ (50,000 for th ei r daims last week. The offer was refused. They say that their ground is worth as much to them as to any­ one else, and 1$ not in the market. *** Various are the schemes by which mine­ owners secure thei r men to work their pro­ perty. Dick La IV has struck the neatest thing yet. He sent over to J uneau last spring for several bolts of mosquito netting, and now the men in his camp are protected from the voracio u3 little pests and can sleep . As a consequence. he has no difficulty in getting and keeping men. Dick is a good fellow, and understands human nature. MARRIED. At 2 o'clock last Monday Captain Con­ stantine of the Mounted Police celebrated a very pretty double wedding, Miss Gussie La More; formerly uf J uneau, becoming Mrs. William SwiftlVater, and Miss Violet Ray­ mond becoming Mrs. Prince Antone. Mr. ~wiftlv.ater (;lme to the Clondyke in the early rush. He located Claim 13, El Dorado Creek, and is uow a millionaire. Mr. Antone also owns a very desirable claim. The ladies came to Dawson City together, and were married the third day after their arrival. We wish them all happiness. - - PERSONAL MENTION. James McNamee, of Jurreau, will spend the winter in California. He left for St. Ml chaels on the ' river boat Alice, and will take passage on the first ship out of port. His interests will be in charge of his partner, Charles Lamb. He takes out with him $[0,000 to "elray expenses. *** C. K. Zilly, of Nos. 3 and 4 Gold Bottom, leaves on the Healey for SI. M ichaels this week. He has bp.en in Alaska for two years. He will return in the spring. *** J. Rowan is arrangin~ his affairs that he may take the Healy down the river when she sai ls. He located No. 25 abol'e on Bo­ nanza August 28, 1 896. ** * William Older, who is afflicted with scurvy, left yesterday 011 the steamer J. J . Healy fOt, his old home at Baltimore, hoping that a winter in the States will restore him to health. He took out $3°,000. * * * N. W. Powers sold his ciaim on Skoo­ kum Gulch the other day for $25,000. .He will lea\'e for the States. . * * * Henry Ash, king of the Dawson City gamblers, returned to the States 011 the Alice. Before he left he invested $75,000 in Bonanza and El Dorado propositions. * * * Ed Gates is in Dawson on a visit to his brother H lImboldt. He has takeri claims up the river, and will remain. * * * 1'om Mitchell, brother to Skiff, has ar- . rivet!' He ,· · .. ill manage his brother's interests' "here. ..'.. • . * * * Messrs. Selberfield and Smith came in f1'0m Juneau yesterday, and brought with them considerable private mai l. We are indebted to them for the late news from the States on our first page. These gentlemen will proceed up the Clondyke and locate somewhere above Sand Bottom Creek. They bring their supplies with them. \Ve wish them success. .. DEATHS. llobert and Chsrl.s Carbon_ Robert Carlson, aged 26; Charles Cul­ SOil, aged 22. - Two of the saddest of the many clearbs at Dawson City this season were those of Robert and Charles Carison, who died about the first of the month. Their claim was No. 27 )3onanza, ~nd they had t.aken out over 1 •. 100 ounces when the elder was stricken with fever. Robert was the first to fall ill. He lingered a week, and the day before his death ':harles also was stricken. \Vlthin ten days both of them were in their graves . 'They were buried in Prospect Hill. . *** James T. Jones. . On July 15th, J ames T. J ones; aged 27 years, died of malari~1 fever. The funeral was largely atten- eled. The grave was the sixteenth to be dug in the new cemetary. *** Frank Relcher. Age\i 23 years\ Frank Belcher, of Penn­ sylvania, died Wednesday night of typhoid fever. He had about $25,000 stowed in his cabin, and had just sold hi.s claim for $25,= more_ It was his intention to leave on the Healy, but_ fate willed otherwise. He was buried.in;prospect Hill.