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Dyea Trail, vol. 1, no. 15, April 23, 1898.

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Frc-- THE DYEA TRAIL. VOI 7 l v . DYEA, ALASKA APRIL 2 1 8 0 8 . NO. 15 THE SECRET OF THE STICKS A New Trail From Dyea To Lake Lindeman Is Shown to a White Man By Some Indians. THE ROUTE PAR EXCELLENCE FOR A RAILROAD The Grade is So Gradual That There is Practically No Summit. Little, If Any Longer Than the Present Chilkoot Trail Truth 1» «tranter than ficti n Had the pen of a Haggard been called juto play and conjured up some amszing dream of fancy, or some stariling tale of an imaginative Alaskan land, the vision might have won its author glory and re­ known as a painter of the unreal, yet the picture conceived in the mind’s eye of the dreamer and wrought into a semblance of reality by the skill of a master liter­ ary baud mnst bave fallen short of a ;.rnth which has this week been revealed in Dyea. Years ago a small band of Stick In­ dians iD pursuit of game, made their way into new hunting ground. Game was abundant: and season after s- asoi, the Sticks hunted in these rich game pre­ serves and appeared in Dyea ladened with the trophies of the chase. Th* won­ derful hunting g ro u n d t» r th*- warlike Sticke has been a caret ally guarded se­ cret for lo, these mat,y years, notwith­ standing the great out lust ty as to how they reached Dyea from the otliei aide * .f the mountains without coming over the Chilkoot pass. ' But the great secret of the Sticks is out. The fav.rite hunting ground of a handful of barbarians passes into Iu dian tradition, while another discover y of trememiuous influence in the develop­ ment of the gold fields of the Ynkon takes its place in history as the most im­ portant event since the half-breed Car­ mack dug through Klondike muck end found the golden gravel of Bonanza. Yale hunting grounds of the Sticks! Vale White pass! Vale Dalton trail! Vale Stickeen route! Vale St. Michaels! The real railroad route to the Ynkon is found. The ofr repeated prediction of the j Trail that the first, railroad built to the great gold fields would start from Dyea, was the vision of a seer It will come to pass The stars iu their courses are fighting for ns. Hence forth, as in the past, the destiny of Dyea is inseparably linked with that of the gold fields- Da.id horse trails may corne sud go, but - yea will go or. forever. To a white man prominent in Dyea the Slicks told a tale of » new trail to Lake Linderman. They t hi how, many years ago. they had wundered ioto it while on the chus; of game Tlmy said that it w as a much easier t rail than the old one via the Chilkoot pass mid that there were no hills to climb. The white man was incredulous, but the Indians }«i stated in their story and offered to guide him over it. Still he doubted. \\ by w uw it he asked, that the alleged new trt.il had lain so long undis covered? The Indians answered it might seem strange, but it was true. Uucou vinced, bni faeinated by the adventur­ ous nature of the tsle. he made a bargain with (tie Indians.to explore the supposed trail. Oue morning recently, witli three of the Sticks as guides, he started, in four days he was back in Dyea. As a re suit of his trip messengers have been sent south with news that will bring a corps of engineers to Dyee iu a short time. They will go over the new trail and make an extensive report upou it. Then will come the railroad with Dyea as its starting point. ▲ Trail representative had the privi­ lege of a conversation with the gentle­ man who went over the new trail with the India's. He is one of Dyea* best known merchants and a man who has constant de dings with b tfi the Stioks and Chilkats. At his urgent request his name is suppresse I for the present his grounds for the request being that his interests in the new trail would be jeop­ ardised thereby, as he was «ware that others were at work in efforts to corral a right of way over it and had already- made important moves iu this diieotion. He knew, however, that news of the dis­ covery had somehow leaked out, and felt free to impart a general description of the new route. The place of entrance to th- trail ho would not imp irt, but he laughed over the location of the townsite at the mouth of the canyon about a mile above Healy & Wilson's on the west side. To begin with, he -aid that ss a unite for a railroad the trail was superb. It would be as easy almost fr ou start to thiish as it would be to bni Id a line from Dyea to Canyon City. The urade is so gradual that n * idea of a summit anywhere presents itself The only indication of altitude is when one finds himself above tbs timber line. A 'oaded team could drive over it to Lake Lindeman in eight heurs when the trail is broken and improved in plac-s. The trail is through a wide valley with great towering mountains on each side. It is not possible for snow slides to cover the trail. No signs of such were seen. The Indians were anxious to show him a great black glaoier which they said had been made by the i avens, who at oue tisse, aceording to Indian tradition, had been Indians, but had been b witched and transformée Departing from the trail, he went with them, and that night they pitched their tent on u mammoth glacier as black as coal. The view from ths top of the glacier was grand. The trail oonld be distinctly seen stretching away into the distance with hardly a per­ ceptible raiee. The bowling of wolves alarmed them that evening and as the cries kept coming from different direc­ tions the Indians became alarmed, and in the dark of the night thay made their way from the glacier to a place where, if attacked, a better resistance could be offered. But they were notjmolested and next day want their way. In obadienoe to the instruction! of the white man, the party moved slowly, so that careful observations of the route might be made. The scenery was inde­ scribably grand. That of the present trail is tame in; comparison. Great mountains and immense glaciers are to be seen and peak succeed* peak. In many places ledges of quartz were -ecu and float rock that indicated mineral W U . M frequently met with. The trail ended at a lake which to his astonishment he found to be Kindemnu. He could hardly realize that sucli was the fact, ao sudden ly had they come upon it. As to the length of the trail, lie was not prepared to speak positively, but he wan of the opinion it was little, if any longer than the present one via Chilkoot, pass. Even should ir prove longer th ** then latter, this would be no materia) disadvantage, ns the grade is such an easy one for a railroad or wagon road that a few miles added to it will oouDt for naught. The party returned the same way aa they went, and the white man's first impres sion of the trail were fully verified. As we go te press it is learned that the D. K. T. Company or its president, Oscar •M eyer, is in some manner interested in the new trail, and it is said the latter is now in Portland enlisting capita) for the hnilding of a railroad to Lake Lindeman over it. U y s a L i t e r a r y S o c ie ty . On last Monday evening a number of tadiet. of Dyea met at the home of Miss Hartman, for the purpose of organizing a literary society. Officers were eleoted as follows: President, Mrs. Z. B. Patrick of Salt Lake; Vice-President, Mrs. P. J. Gearon of Wallaoe, Idaho; Secretary, Miss M. Cobine of Oakland, Cal. ; Treas­ urer, Miss Elizabeth Hartman of Indian­ apolis. The topic of study for the next meet­ ing on next Monday night, at thn same place, is Alaska. All who are interested in the study of literature are cordially invited to join the eociety. Fashionable millinery at Ferrells, M» River street 4 4 ' ' THE DYEA TRAIL. APRIL 23, 1898. CAPT. JACK CRAW FORD Q Ÿ Ô U N G Purchased His Supplies In Dyea and Saved Four' Hundred Dollars Thereby. DEALER IN Among the notable people that are passing through Dyea on their way to the gold fields, is Captain Jack Crawford. the poet scout, who is known by reputalio i to every man, woman and child in the United States, Captain Crawford is go ing to the Yukon in the interest of the Klondike, Yukon and Copper River Min­ ing Company of which he is the first vice president. The company ,s incorporated under the laws of Montana and numbers among its officers, directors and stock­ holders some of theieadi g men of the United States. Its capital stock is $12,- 000,000. The company has secured leases from the Canadian government for dredging one hundred miles of the Yukon, the Stewart, Indian and Hootalinqua rivers The company lias also secured leases on the exposed banks and bars of 200 miles of rivers in t he Klondike district lor HYDRAULIC MINING On a large scale. A townsite of 160 acres has also been secured to be used as a general base of supplies foi- the upper Yukon trading post, saw mills, machine . shops and other like purposes, at the juuc- ; tion of the Lewes and Hootalinqua rivers ' from which comes the two streams of the States and Canadian emigration mto ! Alaska The company is the owner ol ' four claims or. the north branch of Bo­ nanza creek, two claims on El Dorado creek, four claims on Too Much Gold creek, and two claims or Minook creek below discovery. The company has been awarded by the United States Govern­ ment the contract for carrying the UNITED STATES MAID From Seattle to Dyea, Skaguay and in­ termediate points on the AJask su coast, for four years beginning July 1,1898. The o •mpany is now building the “Ely iug Dutchman” u , steamship which when completed it i3 expected wi l be the fast­ est steamer in the world This vessel is to run regularly b'-twtvu Seattle and b yea. One hundred reindeer have been purchased fl'oni'he V ni;ed States Gov ' eminent together with sleds, harness mid Lapland moss; '! en tnitive herders have been engaged to drive-1 he teams and in a few weeks, or just as quickly as e apiain Crawford cau establish the stations a reindeer express between the various points ou the Yukon and Dyea will he an established fact. In conversation with a Trail reporter on Tuesday last,, just prior to his departure for Lake Ben-’ nett. Captain Crawford remarked that in all his experience on the frontier he had never been so liavrassed aim 'received so much pulling-and hauling as he had been subjected to by the.ftgeiUs-of the .Skaguay trail. When he and Ids party arrived in Seattle, he made inquiries of everyone whom he thought knew anything about the qualifications of the two trails, and he was immediately set upon by the emi- saries of the Skaguay trail, who seem to be legion in Seattle, and was assured by them that the Chilkoot trail via Dyea, was not only impassable and dangerous but that the charges were exhorbitaut, but the Brackett Company of - Skaguay would send his frieight over to Lake Linder- mann in quick time for 5 cents per pound. He also received a letter from the Presi- , dent of his company who had been com-1 municnted with by Skaguayaus, telling j j him to by all menus avoid the Chilkoot i trail. While in Seattle he was besieged by merchants who desired to sell him his j supplies. He purchased nothing there, 1 however, except some crystnlized eggs ! and some evaporated fruits and vegetables i The rest of his supplies he j PURCHASED IN DYEA, j Thereby effecting a saving of over $400 ! on his outfiit, besides knowing that his i outfit has been properly packed, j Captain Crawford upon his arrival at J Skaguay proceeded at once to the office of the Brackett Road Company and pre­ sented the letters that ha.i been given j him by the agents of ,tbe company in ! Seattle. The person in charge at once i thought ihat he had a “good thing, which he intended to push along" ova r his dead horse trail and blandly informed Captain Crawford that instead of 5 cents he would have to charge him 15 cents to take his freight toLakeLimlermunn. The Captain declined to enter into negotia­ tions with the Brackett Compatit and in­ terviewed several other freighters but he could make no better terms with them its they told him that the trail was in such a terrible condition that it was worth much more than they asked to take his freight. He then took the boat for Dyea aud within an hour from the time he ar rived on the wharf he hud made a eon tiact with the Dyea and Klondike Trans­ portation Company to take his freight to Lake Bennett a considerable distance further on for n i n e cents per pound, by which he effected a SAVING OF OVER $000. Captain Crawford allowed the Trail reporter to take a copy of the following letter that he had mailed to Mr. B rackett: Dyea, April 18, 1898. Mr. Brackett, Dear Sir: l was anx­ ious to paooi ize you and your trail be­ cause Mr. Xyin-.u.and jtutr agents in Seat­ tle positively assured me that your tr il was in go-nleuiidilOn and that I could bave my freight taken over to Lake Ben- j uetl lor 5 cents per pound. When I ar* i rived at your- office in Skaguay your sou assuredffiie tjhat hi cents per pound was positively the lowest rate that ha could give'nij-.ty) Linderninun, not Bennett. I immediately hunted up other freighters and 13 cents was the lowest, rate that I cotiliEmake with responsible parties so I Inline over to Dyea and on the wharf made a contract for 9 cents from the wharf to Lake Bennett and my freight is now there. This saves my company over $600, hence I know that you will pardon me for giving Skaguay the go by. Very Truly Yours, C a p t a in J a c k C r a w f o r d . In Mr. Crawford's party there are J. H- Crook, J. W. Cassidy, Dr. O. L Wilcoxon A . V V . Larraway and Andrew Kidder, all of whom are stockh lders in the com­ pany. This party will be followed in a few weeks by a very large party with sev­ eral hundred tons of freight aud Cap­ tain Crawford bas arranged everything in advance for them. He showed ns a letter that be had just- written to a syndicate of eastern news­ papers from which we cull the following H ardw are anil M i ? M ateria 6 t a s k Paints.Oils aid (H ass. f t ™ « (Min!? Staves. Rani® din Stoves am D 1/ L i J j T t SHEEP LAMP. DYEA. T h e D o m i n i o n R tv e r S t e e l, Grand Concerts Every Evening. A First Class Orchestra. The Choices Brands of Liquors and Cigars. Cafe in Connection. 'ITie Key of the Place Has Been Lost ....Pacific Meat Company,,., WHOLESALE AND RETAIL BUTCHERS A N D PACKERS A m PAULEY Manager* . V iJ Ï À Ï Alaska A* v - Z B PATRICK General Outfitting. i W H O L E S A L E A N D . R K T A I L G R O C E R I E S ' P - • • • W A N D P R O V I S I O N S River St. near Twentieth KAUFMAN BR0 JlhiEAU ALASKA [The best equipped Dry Goods and [Clothing establishment in Alaska ' Specialty Yukou clothing at prices equally as low as any house on the Pacific ' coast. |Continued on Next Page.] DYEA T BAIL. APRIL 23. 1898. [ C o n t in u e d f r o m s e c o n d p a g e ] which is of interest to the people of Dyea: To the general publie and to all of my friends who intend coming to the gold fields I would like to give the following information: First, when you arrive at Skaguay, take the first boat for Dyea and • you will fiud the agents of several relia- j ble freighters with whom you can clore j negotiations for the transportation of your freight in a short time Second—Don’t purchase your supplies until you reach Dyea and yon will save money and trouble, and will there get your goods properly packed. I do not write and advise this for the purpose of booming Dyea, for I have had no concessions made to me. I have have had to pay the same price for my goods that any one else does, no more nor no less. I have nover found a better class of people than lire in Dyea, aud I must say that it is u fine place. I have not seen an iutosicated person in Dyea since my arrival here, which speaks well lor the morals of the town. Our entire party attended church last Sunday evening and listened to an ex­ cellent sermon by the pastor, Rev. Lar­ sen. The church was tilled with as an intelligent and well dressed class of fa- dies and gemlomeu as one would find in the churones oi any of the large cities iu the States. I leave iu the morning for Lake Bennett over the Chilkoot pass, with my old time friend Judge Irving, who has agreed to laud me aud 1U 00 pounds of personal baggage at Bennett free ot charge, and this be does tbat I may give a truthful account of the trail as I find it, and this favor too when I have sent my freight by a rivai freighter. When I arrive at Bennett I shall write yon a full account of my experience on, and impression of the C h ilk o o t trail.” Captain Crawford has promised to send the T r a i l a copy of this letter. He says that there are thousands of people in the eastern siate3 still to come. His trip to the Yukon will be a tlyihg ont as he has made dates to lecture in one hun­ dred cities in the Suites this winter on Alaska, how to get there in the cheapest, easiest and quickest manner. In the departure of Gna. J SD-lfuus for the Yukon next week. Dyea will lose the best jeweL-r who bus ever prac iced his art in Alaska. His creation from Dawson gold have attracted a great deal of attention and praise, and of late his entire time has been taken up in manu­ facturing rings, brooobes and triukets from Klondike dust— presents trom re­ turning Klondike's to relatives, sweet hearts and friends in the States. There is little doubt that his talents will win him fame and fortune «bout goid firdds. While his hundreds of Dyea friends will regret his departure they will unanimous­ ly wish the generous River street jeweler the success he so richly deserves. LOG CABIN SALOON AM)LODGING MAIN STREET. NEAR FIRST. Everything Strictly First-class. J S.HABBISON, Prop. HOTEL ELDORADO S H E E P C A M P , A L A S K A . FIRST CLASS RESTAURANT IN CONNECTION. HEAD­ QUARTERS FOR PACKERS J JOUBDEN Hotel Northern Bar and Lodging. MAIN STREET, near the landing. The finest Wines. Liquors and cigars Clean. Com­ fortable Lodgings. M i n i k A N H \LT P m j r 7 F P H !l. ANHALT, Êstate. I Most desirable resident and " ^ business property in the city THE ELITE First St. near Main. The finest cigars and liguors only kept. ....G I V E U S A CALL......... Dyea rading Co, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL xVIerchants and Outfiters Largest and most complete'stock in the line of Groceries, Dry gi iods, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes, Hardware, Doors, Sasb, Windows, Sledges, Lamps, Statonery, Crockery and all kinds of Fancy Goods in the city. Remember another thing: Our slock of Goods is not only the Largest, but our prices are Reasonable. We make a specialty of YUKON OUTFITS M AIN STREET, N E A R FIRST Hotel and Lodging House. The most convenient place -Ac to stop at in Dyea. |S " G e n ’c , Tow F tra tr and M c L e n n a n B r o s , Prop's -*T H E PALACE HOTEL.#- M ain S treet, near th e L anding. First class in Every Respect TABLE SUPPLIED WITH THE BEST, FIRST CLASS ROOMS. ALL MODERN CONVENIENCES DORMITORY ON HIRD FLOOR. RO’BT L. PURVIS. P r o p . VINING & 'W ILK ES FREIGHTERS AND FORWARDERS ...............CONTRACTORS FO R ................ JggrT-Iencilufg all of the PACIFIC COAST STEAMSHIP COM­ PANY’S freight landed at Dyea. Office and Warehouse, foot of West Street. DECKER EROS D ealer in General Merchandise, Hardware, Yukon Cloth­ ing The Best and Freshest Groceries a Specialty. , During the thirteen months ending February 28, the governor of Northwest Territories issued permit» for the impor­ tation to the British Yukon district of 14,- 152 gallons of liquor. B sides these a permit was issued to the North American Transportation and Trading Company for a quantity not stated in the report of the minister of the interior. N o tice . Beiore the big rush comes, see Vogee about wall paper. 10,000 rolls for sale at from 10 to 15 cents per roll. Whipple —«• Restaurant Main street, next door to Stokes Bros. Meals at all hours- Special Dinner every day. The best of everything the market affords. LA MOUES RESTAURANT AND GRILL ROOM River Street, between Nineteenth & Twentieth Sts. We serve only the best of everything and OUR COFFEE CANNOT BE EX­ CELLED. The neatest and cleanest place in town Our tables are always supplied with all the delicacies of the season. DIN.NFR FROM 12 M. TO 7.80 P M.— MEALS SERVED AT ALL HOURS M A LA MOTTE, Proprietor DYEA TRAIL. APRIL 23. 1898. 'H E D Y E A T R A IL P u b lish ed W eekly by H W THA.IL f e in t in g c o m pa n y SUBSCRIPTION RATES : n Y x a r s b S ix Mo n t h . (NOLB COPÏRS 13.00 * 2.00 |0.15 IRAS. D. ULMER, 8 b . iKO. T. ULM ER, tA L P H ULMER, BERNARD A. WHALEN, E d ito r M anaging Editor. B usiness M anager. Local E d ito r nr A uth o rised A gent on PUget Sound is th e C o s m o p o l i t a n P r i n t i n g C o m p a n y , No. 707 t'ik e S treet. Seattle, W ashington. (T elephone, G reen 79.) T hey are au th o rized to m ake co n tracts for ad- T ertising, Job w ork and su b scrip tio n s sn d to receive an d re c eip t for m oney fo r th e sam e. T h e T r a il P r in t in g Co m pa n y All the reports that have come from Dawson City of late, indicate that the amount of treasure that will come out by St. Michaels early in July will be some­ thing enormous—in round numbers not less than $20,000,000. This will not rep- sent the total output for the season as a great deal of gold will be retained in Dawson for speculative purposes. The amount however, will increase tbe excite­ ment in the States to such a pitch that people will be falling all over each other in their eflorfs to reach the laud of fabu loua wealth, where the poor man stands equally as good a chance to make a for­ tune. and quickly at that, as the man of means. The stampede will be something unprecedented in the history of mining excitements, and it will commence earjy in August. At that time it will be too late to go to the Yukon by way of St. Michael, consequently the seething mass of humanity will have but one way of getting into the land of gold and that is over the Chilkoot pass by way of Dvea. At that season of the year all other trails are utterly impassable, as has been pro­ ven by past season», while the Dyea trail is at its best. The wise and farseeing business man is aware of this fact and is now during the lull, preparing for the rush that is sure to come. Dyea has a great, future as it is truly the gateway to Alaska and the northwest territory. The space writers who reside in Skag- uay, and who represent the Seattle papers ' and the associated press have deinonstra- ' ted by their reports of the recent snow slide, their utter unreliability as truthful correspondents, f heir reports of the ac- | cident were distorted and seemed to be ! actuated by a spirit of maliciousness, j with intent to injure Dyea and the Chtl- koot trail. In their listsof tbe dead they made no investigation whatever out put down the names of whole parties whom they knew had gone over the trsil aid sent them below for publication, and in consequence the Sound papers are now busily engaged in apologizing for the untruthful reports of their correspond ­ ents. T h e T r a i l was the only paper ihat published an absolutely correct list of the dead. The F. W. HART FURNITURE and M ATTRESS ™ — HEAQUARTERS FOR Bedroom suits. C fiait?. Fu!?Ui !?. Mi tn ito s, ( Paper, and House fumisl ii t K. M i: t ! ? » (a it piete. Wire top and spring mnttuM-es 1 1 nil kit a dollar and a lmll, which costs con three cents to bring from Seattle. STOKES FOR C o r n e r W e s t . and T h i r d S t . s. t arpets. Stoves. Wall We manufacture Woven ds and soil a mattress for dollars and seventy-five SAFE OK KEY! DYEA Corner 2nd and Main St Provisions, Clothing, Merchandise. Mineis com­ plete outfits. The message of President McKinley on the Cuban question was a very able document, and has been so recognized by the European press and the press of the United States. The message sets forth the condition of things in a clear and concise manner. The President also informs Congress that in case that body decides that war is necessary, that he will aid with all means at bin command. It now remains for Congress to decide whether the grim vissage of war shall The trail over the summit to the lakes via Dyea is now in excellent condition and large quantities of freight are being taken over every day without interrup­ tion, notwithstanding the frantic efforts that are being made by the people of Skaguay to have the argonauts tug and strain to get over their dead horse trail which is now guarded by thousands of ! croaking ravens who are awaiting the j melting of the snow before beginning ! their feast upon the three or four thou j sand dead horses that perished on that | trail last summer and fall ?ttd which will j be increased this smnmir to the full num- her of horses that their owners attempt j to force over the Skaguay imitation of ( a trail and so called wagon road. m Co r n s r Main And T h ir d St s. DVEA, ......r , : w . .• v- v y j..,.-, .. COL. CHAS. REIOHKNEACH, BARNEY LEVY, M a n a g b r s ....WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN.... CIGARS T O B A CCOS and PI P ES Some of the best prospectors in the country are now scouring the hills and mountains adjacent to Dyea, and they re­ port that the prospects thus tar encoun- tened ar very encouraging. Every night the camp fires of hardy and adventurous prospector» cuu be seen far up the moun­ tain sides which is evidence enough that the work of making Dyea a great mining j eentir and supply point has been com-: menced iu thorough earnest A number! of the business men of town are prepar : ing to grubstake reliable prospectors and j in the course of another mouth the re 1 suit will be known, and the T r a i l pre- ! diets that, it will be greatly for the benefit ! ot Dyea. ..REAL ESTATE AND LOANS... Bargains in Real Estate Always on Hand. Straws show which way the wind i blows and the fact that nearly ail of the ! freighters that have been packing over the Skaguay trail during the winter have moved their outfits to Dyea, and that Knapp, the largest and principal freight- D Y E A J j T E L First - Class - Cafe - in - Connection f i a n c e H a ^ ( fjr c fy e s tr a a n d J ^ a r Office of the celebrated Colorado Pack Train, foist or damaged freight replaced Per ight taken iu any quantity to canyon city or Sheep camp, and rapid transportation guaranteed. THE CURTAIN NEVER RINGS DOWN spread its sable wings over the land, or announced his businessfor sale, in- whether the white winded dove of peace | dieates an early abandonment of the shall continue to cast its iutluence over our people and our country. In event of war the spirit and temper of the Ameri­ can people is just as strong now as it was in 1776. If peace can be maintains! by Spain freeing Cuba and paying a stiff in­ demnity to the United States for the de­ struction of the cruiser Maine and the loss of life that it entailed then the peo­ ple of the United States will be satisfied, -but not until then. Brackett wagon ( ?) road and dead horse trail upon which all the hopes of Skaguay are founded. N. W. T0KLAS & CO Notwithstanding the present depress­ ion, new buildings continue to be erected and new business houses are star,in g u p ,, which all goes to show that capital has unlimited confidence in the future of Dyea. DEALERS IN CLOTHING, BOOTS, SHOES, AND RUBBER GOODS OF ALL KINDS BROADWAY. Between Y U K O N OUT KITTING A P E C IA L T Y FIRST AND SECOND sirov»'"*- THE DYEA TRAIL, APRIL 23, 1898. SU M M O N K D F O B J U K Y D U T Y . T o B a p o r t et S itk a On th e F ir « t M o n d ay In M a y to th e D istr ic t C o u rt. The spring term of the United States district court will beheld at Sitka, open­ ing on Monday May 2nd. Among the ju­ rors summoned for duty are the following: GRAND JURORS. L. Blumeuthal E. Cardinal John Gorman A. Brant J. M. Davis B. M. Behrends TRIAI, JURORS. John Arvey Lon. Bradbury Jerry Eickerly W. T. Henderson Charlie Boyle P. Komentarus Wm. Millow Edward Webster Geo. James Wm. Prior Prank Forres*. J. G. Peterson M. Orton John Calhoun Wm. Webb Geo. Walker James McCluikey Frank Young 8. Blackburn J, W. Downey Barmy Galligher J. J. Beattie Geo. Harkrader Wm. McLernon Edward thorn,on 8. O. Wheelock L. A. Moore Frank Sweeney Ed. James J. P. Jergensou E. Valontine M. Galvin E. B. Jaeger Willis Nowell L. G. Kaufman L. Schooling O n e o f t h e S n o w s li d e ’a V ic t im s . The case of Calvin Harrison, one f the men killed on Chilkoot trail, is no t worse than that of the other victims, but he is an excellent illustration of one of one of the sad phases of the disaster. He was a strapping young fellow; he had been in tha Post-Intelligencer mechanical department for years, was always to be relied o d, qniok, attentive, obliging and industrious. When he made up his mind to try his fortunes in the Klondike, none seemed better fitted or more likely to succeed. He talked joyously and confi­ dent of the future as a certainty; and when he was taking his leave every man iD every department, responsible heads and youngest lads, felt a personel inter­ est in his success and a genuine wish fo r his prosperity. And r o w , but a few days after, they sorrowfully prepare to follow his remains to the grave.—Seattle Post- Tntelligencer. The Bonanza King, or as it is better astheCrofton mine, is l one of a rich group of quartz mines recently discovered above Dyea and near Canyon City, is developing better and better [every day. Mr. Crofton who was one of the first men to erect a good hotel in Dyea ia now per­ sonally superintending the developement work now going on. This gronp of mines was originally located by Frank Carpen­ ter who afterwards sold them to Mr Crofton. The first asaay made showed" $20 gold to the ton. United States Commissioner Norman E. Malcolm, recently [appointed by the President from California, has arrived in Juneau and has assumed the duties of his office, vice Commissioner Ostrendsr who rssigned to try hie fortunes in the interior gold fields. Mr. Maloolm is a graduate of Stanford University and a practioner of high standing before the bar of California. The steamer Discovery, with 60 passen­ gers on board for Dyea, arrived on Wed­ nesday last in the afternoon and departed at 2 o’clock on Thursday morning for Sound ports. l a i n (+► WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN GROCERIES, HARDWARE, & DRY GOODS « YUKON OUTFITS A 8PEUITLTY ^ t T H E RED F R O N T S WHOLESALE AND RETAIL G ROCERIES AND PROVISIONS, ^ Fruits and Candies Stoves, T in and Granite ware Outfitting a Specialty. River St. near Tenth, Transportation. Dyea and Sheep camp Express office E I H H K I tT , M a n a g e r E stab lish ed At Dyea, 1884. J o h n H ealy, B«t«te of E d g ar W ilaon ire' ‘ J . y.M alone Ad’m r.. J a n e a u , Alaska H E A L Y & W IL S O N T R A D IN G P O S T General Merchandise. C a r r la r a «rad P a c k e r s . f l r M e l a e a H «t«rl t o C a a n t s f l a n We can Outfit you and Transport you over the Trail. SAM J. HEBRON, General Manager. Chilkoot Trading Company. SHALLCR088. MACAUI.AY A CO. PE oraitTO R s Wholesale and Retail .u p town st o r. a ” j ( , i n h i ^ ;h i u ; , : GROCERIES, HARDWARE Jtnel a l l k in d * o f M e v b a o d i e e , All kinds of Geods for the Yukon at Sound Pries». OUTFITTING A SPECIALTY. VLain Store and W a reh o u se B road w ay n ear Fourth ..A 1 . . T A R IZ O N A P A C K T R A IN . Office Near Chilcoot Hotel C. C. CULTER A ttorney At L a w * * « » LAND GABES A SPECIALTY. O FFIC E N ear U 8. C om m iM loner’a C ourt H O T E L C H IL K O O T River St., above Nineteenth. THE LEADING HOTEL IN THE CITY. Tiret clam rooms. The table supplied with the best the markets afford rally located on the direct trail te and from the interior. D. H. McDonald, SHALLCBOSS. MACAULAY A CO Manager. Proprietors Pea THE DYEA TRAIL. APRIL 23, 1898. IM -N CA N IS. M O M T K IT H Ija l n fx i M « u î D r n tti ( hue«« S o rro w T h r o u g h o u t th e C ity . Aim i sl before it w s known that lie wire I, the aunounceui'nt was made of ihe iath Duncan B. Monteith. It came ke a shuck. He'was one of Dyea's moat rominent Hud respected ciiizeua and he omded his friends by the hundred. It /as therefoie with p.dn that news of his emise was heard. Ho death has ccnrri d u Dyea occasioned more widespread sor- ow. He was ill foi about ten day» and rom the time he look to bis bed bis case vas a most serions one. The best pby- iicians in Dyea were in corn tant attend­ ance at his l k dside. but mtdieal skill and careful nursing were inadequate to cope with the t xtrt mely severe case of spinal meningitis to win- It he full a viotim. He contracted Ihe disease ou a trip to the .Scales on theday of the snowslidi-. Leav­ ing here about It! o’clock in the morning hi hastened to Ihe see tie of the avalanche on foot, returning the same day and ar riving in Uvea at 1 1 o’ el ck at night. He had overheated and completely exhaust ed himself, and the disease took a ready- hold of him. He daily grew a little worse and was filially compelled to take to bis bed. He never rallied. A singular it: ident in connection with Mr. Montelth’s death is the fact that he was mortally afraid of spinal meningitis. On ti e 10th of March lie went to the h- aeh to take a boat for Kkuguuy. While waiting he was taken with a chill and paius in the back and lie immediately made up 1 is mind he had contracted spinal meningitis and vetvtvue t and wrote l a letter to his tamily and other relatives J telling them he was taken down with his j t a n t iilacu* ami bidding them farewell. It. i was a pathetic letter, but M v. Montai* hi got better and did not send it. The let- I ter was found hi his efleets this week i.nd ' will be sent by Mr. Rawlins to the re I a ; fives of the deceasi b » i i fir rtr-js:. 'jr -jn -T ir j o oar-^D-iirur. ? We will fake your orders for Hor— ? ‘ontroll ino- siicii i; !;;][ Mir ^ jj ses, merchandise or any kind o f jj ^ ctiiy. ( ainden and Columbia, also ^ | goods: purchase rlien) for you I t I below and deliver to you promptly * i and save yon money and annoy • I a nee. S-'tjr un '«sjo^ c b ' -i d 'ts r - jg j.- ar-jeu e* --j . : * lines of ships. * (lie man) moth Iiim; A i i ■ « J ( Ijax. I.)jax and Eja.\, a l t o hand- * X lino freight for varions other ) i * I * Main Office and Wliarehouse. Cor. First and Scow Sts.. IO EA . A LA SKA.... 'V ir ; ar-jt; -jr j r . »jr bV * r - y . E. W JOHNSTON M a n a g er î. i i i fhuhtii i i m m r a m - CONTROLLING Tllli OLD ESTABLISH EH A AH ORIGINAL ----- BURN’ S p a c k t r a i n a n d SUMMIT A EkIA L TRAM WAY ARCHIE BURNS, Manager Dyea and Yukon Transportation Company. DR. .!• A. Cl E V E L A N p PROP. Goods shipped to al! points between Dyea é the Lakes. Mr. ; i'J . years of age. He came to Dyea from Albany, Oregon be­ tween two mid three months ago with Mr. 0. G. Rawlins .mu formed ibe Ore­ gon Real Estate Company. He was an j experienced and accomplished broker and while there was any business ihe J firm got its share. Mr. Monteith leaves a wife and iwo children in Albany, In si.hs an invalid | mother and two brothers, one of whom j is also m. invalid, i ’rêvions to coming j here he had been eig aged in ihe real es-1 tate business ia Albany under the firm uame of Curran A Monteith. His body was shipped by Mr. Rawlins j on ihe steamer Farullon. Palace PI oh. Sample Room Adjoining H o tel----- LEVE BALMER Manager. W: CALE Fr«*«j! R A iuling R oom . The trustees of the M. E. Church, aid • ■ ( I by 1 1 1 - pastor Rev. Charles Larsen and the ladies of the congregation, have opened a free reading room for the peo­ ple of Dyea. It is located on Third street between Main and Broadway, in the H-irt row of buildings. Among the periodicals noticed on the reading tallies were the Cosmopolitan, Sctibners, Mun- seys, tho Home Queen, the Neit York Journal, the World, Examiner, Chronicle Post Intelligencer, etc. Contributions of books, magazines and papers will be most gratefully appreciated by those in j charge of the new reading room. i The soldiers have ereoted a handball 1 court and are practicing daily. There ara some excellent players among them, j The court is located Dear Seventh and ' West streets. Attorney At C&w Will Practice in all courte o}' Alaska. Luke McGrath. _ _ GENERAL RL A CKSMITHJNG. HORSESHOEING CREEP , MARE TO ORDER. j SH O P: Cor. N in teen th and H iver Streets f w u ® M t n m . Main St. Opposite St. Michaels Hotel. Private Rooms. Warm Comfortable Rooms, Good Reds, Trained Nurses. Best of (fare Given, Moderate Prices. Good Sub­ stantial Building, special Invitation Extended to Physicians With Patients-. J. S. LE TARD. M. D. i - P r o p k ik t o r * W. B. PARSONS, M . U. ' m ic r-T r.'.a m s y fn 'y r.T ,,WQNDER M OTKI»„ Rost beds in the city. Popular Prices. All kinds of Refreshments. Fancy drinks. Fine brands of ci­ gars and tobaccos. First class cafe in connection. R, D WELDON ATTORNEY AT LAW Office in U. S. Commissioner’s .... Office........ Stenographer in Office. M i l * S T K K K T . NKAH F I R S T . DYEA, ALASKA BOLOMONSON & CO, P rops GEO. MARKS. Ch ie f Cl e r k DR J. H. WEBSTER DENTIST.* ALL WORK GUARANTEED. Office First street, bet Main A Broadway. BAILEYS HOTEL. Next door to Cavanaugh's Dyea Hotel. One of the Largest and /V\ost Çom modioas jdotels in the Çity E dward B iiiiiv , u. d. A - W ksi.kv W ood», Prop* I ! YE A TRAIL. APRIL 28. 1898. MINING N E W S The most significant and important de­ velopment in the local minera; thhation during the week was the opening by Mr. Chan. H. Bridges of his u.s ayiug.works, which are located in the rear of Blei’ e hotel, ou Main street near Fourth. It as a thoroughly modern and m 8t complete metallurgical labratory. There ia no oth­ er assaying plant in Ainska or the North­ west territory that will compare with it, and there is little doubt that it will play a prominent part in the mineral history of this part of the world. Mr. Bridges, the master hand in this metallurgical workshop which is destined to Jaccoui plish wondera for Dye*, is a man whose prospectors and mining men can ph'ce the utmost confidence. He will be the last man on earth to egg on a falsa min ing excitement by misstatement» or un­ warranted enthusiasm, and wheu he ren­ ders an opinion it can be relied upon, for he will do it with cars and caution. And j considering that he will be the moat irn ' portant figure in Dyea’ s minerai develop j ment, it is a matter for sincere congratu lution that ha is a man of unquestioned ohbaractsr and skill, instead of some over-enthusiastic graduate fresh from a school labratory with nothing but a di ploma to recommend him. Mr. Bridges skill is that of the practical hand. The hills are no stranger to him. He is a prospee or, miner, mining engineer, asaav er and— student always. He wus one of the first to prospect in and arouud Dyea this year. While the snow was yet ou the foothills he was investigating the for­ mation of the neighboring country, and one of the good thinge that he will do at an early date is to make up a mineral cabinet composed of specimens of the different rocks found around Dyea. The specimen» will oe labeled and their char­ acter shown. This cabinet will be of F. E. FULLER A ttobnky-at- I .aw. Office at Decker Bros.— Up Stairs. The HOTEL MASCOTTE ..SHEEP CAMP.. Always Open RAMMOND & WILLIAMSON, P rops t reat service to prospectors, as it will give sn approximate idea of the rocks which may be considered meritorious and those which tun- be deemed worthless Irom a mineral standpoint. The cabinet wni be placed in the public sitting room of Blei'a hotel, where there will also be a j mineralogicai library. Assayer Bridges will have as his labratory assistant Mr. Charles Perkins, a prospector and mining man of many years experience in Califor­ nia. Without the slightest exaggeration the T r a i l can say to the people of Dj ea tliht jhey call be sincerely congratulated upon ha tact, that M ir. Bridges has decided to cast his lot here and give us the benefit of his labratory and skill, SK.AGUAY EXCIXBl). Reports have been received during the week from Skaguay to the effect that the townsite was being located tor placer ground. The cause of the stampede is said to be the discovery that the muck of the Bkagu.iy river is similar to the muck of the Ktondide. PKOSPMJTINQ NOTES. Dr. Lewis Lee is very much interested in the mineral possibilities of Dyea. He is sure that rich ore will be found. J. B. Zimdars snatched enough time from his legal duties this w»ek to go out prospecting for one day. The sounds of blasting are heard every day in the hills. A good many prospec­ tors are putting in shots Proprietor Clatt, of the Pioneer restaur­ ant, has located a vein of good looking dipper sulphuret ore. Specimens of iron and copper sulphides are becoming numerous. % D R S IN N S A specialist for diseases of the eye. I guarantee to cure the following di­ seases, acute or chronic: GRANULATED LIDS. SCROFULOS INFLAMMATION OF THB LACHY- MAL GLANDS OR TEARING. Lumber Glasses proper’y fitted to all defects of vision. Office River 8t., opposite Healy & Wilson’s. Dyea Trading Co, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL Merchants and (M ite rs Largest and most complete stock iu the line of Groceries, Drygoods, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes. Hardware, Doors, Sash, Windows, Sledges, Lamps, 8tatonery, Crockery { and all kinds of Fancy Goods in the city. Remember another thing: -Onr stock of Goods is not only the Largest, but onr prices are Reasonable. We make a specialty of YUKON OUTFITS M AIN STREET, N EAR F IRST Kerry Lumber Company, ot Skaguay are l los­ ing out their entire Stock of L at Prices that will astonish you. Call on them before buying Elsewhere Northern Trading & Banking Co CAPITAL STOCK, AUTHORIZED, $ 2 5 0 ,0 0 0 . CAPITAL STOCK. SUBSCRIBED AND PAID U P, $ 1 0 0 ,0 0 0 . D IR EC TO R S:— C. S. F eeh h eim er, E tdridge D urbrow . A cco u n tan t of th e Anglo c a lifu rm A! fred L illenfeld. F u rn ish e r, M arket 8t.S «n F rancisco; ,los. N upthaley, A ttorney. Wholesale bi dietr.il dealers in clothing, furnishing goods, bootsand shoes, cigars and tebsccos and general merchandise. Agents for the American Tobacco Com pany, also the Win. Lewis Company and E. Goalinaky cigar and tobacco manu­ facturers Buy and make advances on Gold dust. Bny and sell exchanges. Receive de­ posit». Largest stock of goods north of Seattle. Big Tent. Broadway, near Sixth St. i VI Pioneer Restaurant. F. H. BKOWNINO Manager j Corner First amt Main Street. M Iria te Kuril S lid a I F ahnt pir5t çia65 Lodgings (.'orrem pondaiK P S o licite d , TAKE A BATH AT THE S. A. & M . HOT BATHS H ot B aths, 50 cen ts; Shaving. 25 cen ts; H air- cactin'?, V ) cents. Opposite H otel C hilkoot, R iver Sr. F our ch airs, ex p ert w orkm en and all th e eon v eniences of a first class m o d ern b»u bor\ng in stitu tio n . F in est B arber Shop in Alaska’. TABLE SUPPLIE 1) WITH THE BEST THE MARKET AFFORDS. Bar attached with first-clans liquors and cigars. K. A. K LATT, Fr op FUNERAL DIRECTOR — and Embalmer F W. Hart, cor. Third & Weat Sts PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. kerna'e and Chronic Oases a Special t | Prescript!out carefully Compounded. corner Fourth undJfufc.aU Midway Saloon ; jf 0 b m m 1 T zo* PIONEER DRUGGIST \ i g a T s . B est of se r v ic e G uaranteed, j WHOLESALE and RETAIL | One Block above Healy A Wilson’ » . THF) DYEA TRAIL, APRIL 23, 1898. WAR A CERTAINTY! The United States Senate By Vote or 67 to 21 Favors In. As we go to pres* advice* of tb* 17tli inst. to the army officers stationed in Dyes, are of a character which indicate that war would to an absolute oertnlntv be declared, and no doubt by this time such action has been taken. On the 1 6th-, the U. S. Senate, by a vole of 87 to 21, passed the following resolu­ tions, after a long and impressive de­ bate : “Resolved, by the senate and house of representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled : “First, that the people of the island of Cuba are, and of right ought to be, free Hjd independent and that the govern­ ment of the United States hereby recog­ nizes the Republic of Cuba as the true and lawful government of that island. "Second, that it is the duty of the Uni- ed States, and the government of the United States does hereby demand that the government of Spam at once relin quish its authority and government in the island of Cnba and withdraw its laud and naval forces from Cuba and Cuban waters. “Third, that the president of the Uni­ ted States be und he hereby is directed and empowered to use the entire land j and naval forces of tho United States and ! to call into the actual service of the Uni- | ted States the militia of the several states j t o such rxtent as may be necessary to | carry these resolutions into effect, “Fourth, that the United States her, by j disclaims any disposition or intention to exercise sovereign jurisdiction or control over the island, except for the pacifica­ tion thereof ; and asserts its determina­ tion, when that is accomplished, to leave the government and control of the inland to its people.” ..y fa g u a g itg„ ^ h e ^ o a r d o f ^ r a d e % P r o p ., 2 ^ - HOLLY STREET, ©Everything {skw An Op to pate-C) A M o lt magnificent Temple of Recreation in Alaska. Electr o Lights. A flr olass cafe. Finest brands of liquors and cigars. Open day and nighl U T7 S THE im§l& TRAIN OOR. HOLLY ST and BROADWAY 'The Oldest Established Place in Ska^uav, GKO L RICK P ro p A Flraj Cl&aS Caft* C onnected Game* and K n te rta in n ie u t of all kind» None t i‘. t i * b « t * » ; l A *r v s l • ; l- t j * t r. OPEN DAY AND NIG H T E uropean E lectric Light and Steam H eal. STRICTLY KIKST CLASS. C orner B roadw ay and Holly Street W I L L I N V E S T IN D Y E A . E a s te r n C a p ita lis ts W ill O pen 9 » (tan k an d P u t i a a n E le c tr ic P la n t. William B. Mears and, August Peter son, representing themselves and eastern capitalists, have been in the city for the, past ten days investigating the . outlook for an electric light plant and a bank. They speut a week fn Wrangel with the same object in view but dismissed, that plaoe from their mind* as au interme diate point destined to be of little im­ portance. Another week was spent in Skagnay with the same result.., They then came t Dyoa, and after.a; thorough investigation of the whole situation have decided to not only install a modern electrio light and power plant but to open a bunk. They have, already leased quarters for the latter for a period of six mouths, at the end of which time they will have bought or built a substantial structure in the best p rrt of the city. They have a six-ton safe and the very best of fixtures, and intend to give :Dyea a first class banking institution. Messrs Peterson and Mears have acted like busi­ ness men fiom the moment they landed here. Not an hour has been wasted and the gentlemen have made an excellent impression upon the people of Dyea with whom they come in contaot. M r. Peterson is an experienced banker and Mr. Mears a thorough electrical en­ gineer. The former left for Puget Sound on Thursday to purohase an ? lectrio light plant aud conclude arrangements for the opening of the bank, Mr. Wears will remain in Dyea- and will have quarters at Blei’s hotel where he éan be interviewed by those interested m the projects of the new company. It is possible that thé company will also put in water mains They have looked into the matter some what, and if the citizens of Dyea are really desirous of having a water plant Messrs Peterson and Mears are of the opinion that their company will readily invest the necessary capital. They have unbounded faith in the future of Dyea It is their belief that the cities of Alaska are already established, and that here in the valley of the Dyea river, at the head of navigation is the coming great city of ; the northern wonderland. They have ar­ rived at this coucl.nsi n after a thorough i vestigation of all the trails and towns that have b en prominently spoken of as gateways to the gold fields or as outfit - ing points. Iu their opinion Dyea is the one safe, sure and reliable route to the interior—the only one that is accessible at all seasons of the yenr. |ü| jjotvl Jjÿtcmbitnnn. K - ' HÀN.-BN St TENNANT, PROP'» SKAGUAY, ALASKA ■ A A JSJk. "THE G R O n tT L , H ollis St. bet B roadw ay s a d R u n n els Moody, Kred IV K L ife Holier Pres, eml Mgr Cashier T i l l . I I I L M B H A L L A M e r r y T im * s i Ihe H o tel Not th e m l .s l t i'huvsdMy Kveninic Messrs Weisman A Anhalt, proprie­ tors of the Hotel Northern gave a delight ful. hop in i tie «lining room of the hotel on Thursday evening last. The room was tastily decorated with evergreen I boughs and presented a very attractive | app’-aranoe. The grand march took place at 9 j o’clock and was composed of about 25 j couples, wlio danced and mace merry j until “the dewy morn stood tiptoe upon the misty mountain to; s,” and warned lovers of terpsicbore that another day was on. Do ing th*“ evening some excellent vo cal add instrumental musio was rendered by some of the guests. The ladies were all nicely dressed and one could almost imagine that he was at i tending a dance in a large city instead of in Alaska. M r. and Mrs. Weisman and Mr. Anhalt were assisted by Mr. and | Mrs. Semple in caring tor the guests and all who were present had a most enjoya ble lime. It is the intention of Messrs. 'Weisman and Anhelt to give these hops quite fre­ quently. If they do so the Northern will become even more popular than it is at the present time. The fittest sample room None but the tient of Liquid. Hefresh ments ^served. The social par lors are, always open for g u e s ts . First Bank . Jo fS k ag u av i:« tb * ojt* * / j Tramsaots a General Bankino p I Business. Exchange Bonght. an j Sold. J . H KN R V F O T R K , P ro p SKAGUAY-DYEA ROUTE, THE Y T iwac S a m p l e f ^ o o m s OPEN DAY AND NIGHT Com fortftble C ar Roodik Fin est b ran d s or CigarK an ! L iquors alw ay s onhttii A M O N A , P rop. , The death of Curtis Ripley which oc­ curred at Sheep Camp « few days since, is indeed a sad attain His parents are among the leading families of Iowa, where his father has held many poeitions of trust, and is a lawyer of much ability. The affections of both father and mother ware cantered in this boy and his death will be a sad blow to them. Mr. E. G. Tennant one of the proprietors of the Hotel Moudaminof Skaguay took charge of the remains and shipped them to the sorrowing parents. We deeply sympa­ thize with Mr. and Mrs. Ripley in their great bereavement. STEAM ER.-. P H- LADY OF THE H ** PARE ^ ** M ak es F our R ound T rips Daily L eaving D yea at 9-30, 11-30, 2 30 and 4-30. QUICK TTME AND COMFOR TABLE CABIN....................... Saloon ^estacirant R IV ER STREET, ( u p to w n! HOTEL SEATTLE Meals at all hours.. The choicest l iq u o r s and c ig a r s . The beet appointed Hotel in the city. Rooms all newly furnished and steam heated The table supplied with the best the market, affords. A first-class sample room in connection with the house. J . B O A iG , P rop BAlLY A ALGER. Managers. 4 -