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Sepulcher of ice and snow : an awful avalanche buries a great host of people : it came without a moment's warning.

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Frc-- w m m a m m a m m a s m m m m m m m a m mi] i w C M H olt, Tacom a, Wash J B P earce, Tacom a. Wash A lbert F K ing, Tacom a. W ash J E D oran, Tacom a, Wash A lbert E n g lan d , Tacom a, W ash Gub Z iebarth, S eattle, W ash F ran k Sprague. Seattle, Wash C P H arriso n . Seattle, Wash W L Kilev, S eattle, Wash — Stevenson, S eattle, Wash Con G epfert, Seattle, W ash E J H udson, S eattle, W ash K L E sterb ro o k , Seattle, Wash Oscar Joh n so n , See/. » . Wash C hris Jo h n so n , S en ti' W i.sL C L M cNeil, Elk R ive -, :: in \ Mrs A nna M axsou, Jefferson co , l'« Ras H edgard, B aker City, Or T hom as C u llin an , P o rtla n d , Or J o h n A M organ, E m poria, Kas L Weld el in, K a n sa s' - h Jo h n R eddy, Kniu-us C Reck, F lorida E D A tw ood, New York 0 A U len, W oolley, Wash J K C lark, resid en ce u n k n o w n W F W arner, M enlo Park, Cal Geo E ggart, M enlo Park. Cal Jo h n M erchant, G rizzly Bluff’ , Cal A u stin Preston, Grêszly Bluff, Cal T im G lynn, P o rtlan d , Or G F S m ith, Sedro, Wash Geo Lew is, Spokane, W ash M ark W elch, B utte.C ity, M ont F ran k M illet, B utte City, M ont C W K enney, Prescott, Arizona H enry Jaeger, Los A ngeles, Cal Jeff’ Baling, W eiser, Idaho Joseph Sm allw ood, P o rtlan d , Or W illiam F alk e, San F rancisco. Cal J o h n Vogel, Los Angeles, Cal W A D ahlstrom , Lincoln, Neb S M G rim es, C alifornia W illiam C arro ll, San F rancisco, Cal C u rtiss C T u rn er, O m aha, Neb A lbridge D B issell, P alatin e, 111 T hom as J W all, H azel, S outh D akota O A A nderson, San F rancisco, Cal A ndrew A nderson. San F rancisco. Cal i T im r i i i in iiiiiiii n irTi nii i iM m u iniin i i OF THOSE WHO PERISHED IN THE AVALANCHE OF APRIL 3 , 1898. Near the Stone House, Alaska. DYEA, ALASKA APRIL 9 1898. SEPU LCH ER OF ICE AND SNOW Buries a Great Host of People IT CAME WITHOUT A MOMENTS WARNING The Saddest Incident Not Only of the Great Rush to the Gold Fields But in the History of Alaska and the Northwest Territory The horrible calamity th at happened last Sunday at Stone House, where, fifty or more persons were buried alive under a tremendous avalanche of snow and ice, is now the absorbing topic—not only in Dyea but all over the world. The sad m essenger of death is on its way to anx­ ious mothers, wives, sisters, children and friends in all parts of the country. The uncertainty «bod the num ber ac rually buried and how many »emaiu in their icy grave* ^vrapped in their shroud ' of spotless white, adds to the horror of the awful catastrophe. Every family who has some member en route to the gold fields, will grieve even more than those who have actual tidings of death. Real­ izing the anxiety which will be felt, T h e T r a il will endeavor to give as correct a list as possible of th se who lost, their lives. Many erroneous ai d injurious reports have gone forth in regard to the aeei dent, particularly from Skaguay. State­ ments and flagrant untruths th at sh' uld put to shame the authors; but Skaguans’ have no shame. T heir ambition seems to be to heap misery upon others—they glory in publishing false statem ents; they are ghoulish enough ‘o wish th at there had been 5,000 buried if it only happened on the Chilkoot trail. W hat care they for ;tbe thousands of anxious reiatives at home? They show no respect to the dead: but apparently take hellish delight in magnifying the awful Action, and in the hour of death to take advantage of this sad calamity, by advertising their fever-stricken hole of hell. In order to give our readers the facts, we will take them with us on the trip from Dyea to the sum mit—try and paint them a pen-picture of the scene of the snow slide, and of the trail the entire length, and thus enable them to gain a fairly good idea of the only natural pas­ sageway to the interior of Alaska. The writer left Dv»a on foot at 7 a. m . on March 30th, went to the sum mit and was back in Dyea the same day. The scene of the accident is about 18 m iles from Dyea, and two miles above Sheep Camp. I t did not occur on the main trail, but in a draw—a kind of cut off—there 'was no object in using it; no necessity a t all. and the people were warned of the danger the were in, b u t the warning was unheeded. The Indian packers quit work and th at locality two days before the occurrence. Sam Herop and Jack Cavanaugh, two of the most ex­ perienced and noted guides and pioneers of this couutry, have frequently warned people who were cam ping there of the danger of the snow slides which occur in th at vicinity—but, somehow, their warn ings were unheeded. Mr. A. Mneler, of Vancouver, who was buried six feet in the avalanche, and was rescued alive, gives a most graphic de­ scription of the terrible affair. H e was dug out after being imprisoned three hours. Mr. M ueler was condndting a restaurant at the Scales, and his story is as follows: “I had one of the m ost substantial buildings at the Scales, and, although we were a little uneasy nb nt the heavy fall of snow, myself and jpartner Mr. Joppe did not apprehend any danger for our selves, b u t the constant small snow slides which occurred during the night gave us uneasiness about our neighbors who were in tents. About four o'clock in the m orn­ ing one of our neighbors came rushing to our cabin and yelled ‘for God’s sake to come and help him; th at a slide had buried the Maxsons in their tent.’ We hurried with shovels to the rescue and extricated Mrs. Maxson and I wo others fearing another occurrence of the kind. We aroused the camp and concluded it was as safe to remain longer and con­ cluded to pack up and make for tShepp Camp, while we were preparing to leave. The Chilkoot Tramway construction gang came down from the summit, and urged us to move at once, and we concluded to follow them. They gave us a long rope to enable ns to keep together and started ahead of ns, about fifteen m inutes after we got into line. I concluded that we m ight need shovels to clear drifts with, and made everyone who could procure one do so. After procuring the shovels we took hold of the rope and started with Mr. Joppe in the lead. W e proceeded down the trail about one thousand feet below the Scales, where we came to the draw —a low ravine just above the O. & I. power house. As we entered it we beard a low rum bling sound. Someone shouted ‘ snow slide,’ b u t I thought it the howl iug of the wind and answered bark to tlicit effect. I had hardly gotten the words out of my m outh when I found myself buried to the hips ir. a solid mass of snow and ice. I did not have time to fhiuk before I was pushed over on my ide by another mass and covered- to a vopth of six feet. 1 I realized the awful fate in a moment. I knew it was not my- se-f alone that was buiied, but thought that perhaps those on the last end of the rope were not covered, and th at the con strucfion gan", who were ahead of us, wouULbe ahead of the slide and possibly save ns. “I thought of home and friends every act and hope of my life crowded into my mind in a moment but I did not give up the hope of being saved. I could not move hand or foot, I was held as fast as if I were in a plaster-of-paris cast. I did not- shout or cry out as I realized I need­ ed nil my breath and strength. I could hear people near me groaning and pray ing; but in • ply a few m inutes all was still, and I becam e unconscious. I fully realized my position -it was not at all torturous, hut simply that of going to sleep. When I awoke I found myself on the floor of the power house; and it was sometime before I could realize how it all happened I was c ns derably bruised and was clack and blue all over; but I feel th at no perm anent injury will result. They tell me I w; s buried just three hours. They took out seven alive that were on the rope with ns: but four of the seven afterward died. “ A singular and rom antic episode oc eurred after I was taken to the power house which is w orthy of publication, for the deserving little heroine, Miss Vernie Woodward, who has been on the trail i ■ over a year, packing freight, on her back, and managing five par k horses which she had bought with her earnings was one of the first to reach the scene from Sheep Camp. She came to the power house to aid and comfort the wounded, and dis covered in the row of dead the body of Mr. Jappe, whom she had known for a long time, and was very much attached to. W hen she recognized him, her grief was unbounded. She cried and begged for him to come back to life to look at her. She unfastened his shirt, and in frenzied grief began to rub him. She worked upon him as only a true woman will—moving his arm s this way and that : pressing bis chest and breathing into his lungs until three o’clock in the morning. She was then rewarded by his opening his eyes and speaking her name ‘V ernie.’ Evetyoody shed tears of rejoicing.” The little heroiue and hero were at once taken to Sheep Camp. .Mr. Jappe is out of danger and Miss Woodward is the heroine of the hour. Forty eight, bodiet have been taken out up to the present time. The names will be found on the first page. Mr. P. Young who was one of the first to arrive on the spot and who extricated Mr. Muller says th at in tifteeu m inutes after the slide occurred there were 1,500 men on the spot, working' like heroes to extricate the sufferers. Some of tin m were buried 30 b e t deep. He says that those people were instantly killed by concussion -the mass of wet snow that came down was alm ost beyond compte bension. It came down tin. steep h i .nn- tain side 3,000 feet and covered ten acres. I t came with such force that it solidified at once almost like ice. Mr. Young thinks there are many more still under the mass o: snow, but it does not think they can he recovered til! the summer thaw. The Chilkoot Tramway people aided in every way possible; they spared no ex­ pense in trying to rescue the victims and will keep a force of men at work until they are satisfied the Inst one is out. Many of the bodies were taken to Dyea and sent home to friends, and others were buried in the cunetery at Dyea. T h e trail, w hich h a d hi -eu closed for th e tim e, w as o p e n e d ngai n y e ste ni ay. to r trfliae a n d p a c k in g w as ?e s u m e d «■ver t h e su m m it. A 1m e t d e s c rip tio n o t îh«* lia il from D y e a h a r b o r w ill, ? e.di a p s .d ) - a pi Te * i a te d at th is tim e. 1). 11 w es ■ , m o st p r e te n tio u s , a d ni- s i i, o r th e ru city iiU th e U n i t e d Stale* js '•H iih!ed « n a h ig h . d ry a n d sa n d y tie*.u*h, in a L e a n ti lilt V Iilley, a t ih e h e a d f liV nn t'a n a l DYEA, ALASKA APRIL 9 1898 nestled and sheltered between towering eternal snow-capped mountains. The Weisman and other living glaciers tower high on either side Two branches of the Dvea river tiow to the sea on either side of the city. The valley is about one mile wide and extends to Canyon City a distance of nine miles. The summit can be seen from Dyea. I t is not as high by a thousand feet as the mountains on each side, and has the appearance of a saddle in a gap of the mountain. The citv of Dyea has some very fine BDd sub­ stantial buildings, and there is scarcely a vacant lot for a distance of three miles. At th at point we come to the famous K in­ ney bridge over a thousand feet long—a toll bridge, which the prospector m ust cross in the sum m er time—this bridge crosses the west or main branch of the Dyea river to an island of about 60 acres which is heavily timbered. Iu fact, the entire bottom lands on both sides of th e river are w ell-tim bered. From the island the trail runs along the edge and river bed clear to Canyon City. The river is low in the winter months and frozen over. I t is very' shallow in most places and changes its channels frequently making the bed of the river, which is full of boul­ ders all the way, from a half to three quarters of a mile wide. Most of the team ing is done iu the winter and spring time on the bed of the river. About five miles from Dyea we come to Finigau’s Point, which makes out from the m ountains to a deep and rapid place in the river, th is point has been located and a short toll road built across it to what they call “head of navigation”— called so because Indians sometimes in the sum m er m anipulate their canoes up this far. From this point the trail leads u p the old rocky river bed, in a go-as-you- please zig-zag way, to Canyon City — a very picturesque spot. H ere we find, at the foot of towering m ountains a new and not unpretentious oity—there are com­ fortable hotels, restaurants, saloons and business houses. The m am m oth power house of the Chilkoot Railroad and Tram­ way Co. is located here right in the mouth of the canyon. Iu going into the canyon you find only room for a single team. The road is only available in the w inter when the river is frozen over. In the sum m er it rushes madly through the canyon in a tremendous volume, which m akes it utterly impassible after the ice breaks up. which is generally about the first of May The Canyon is simply a scene of grand­ eur—only about, forty feet wide, with per' pendicular m ountains rising thousands of feet, and alm ost closing together at the top. The canyon is very crooked— winding, like a cork-screw—for a distance of four miles. G oing through the eau- yoD the first thing which one will no­ tice is that he is going up hill. Em erg in g from the canyon at the upper end you come to Pleasent Valley—a rom antic spot covered with spruce and cotton-wood trees, making it an ideal cam ping spot. One mile further on and up at the foot of two towering m ountains w p come to the fam ous Sheep Camp, called so from the fact th a t years ago a party drove a flock of sheep through to Dawson, and camped on this spot for several weeks. Sheep Camp is a rough, rugged, rocky spot, with little space for a towncite, and to-day there Is scarcely an inch of avail­ able ground. I t is covered for over a mile square, with tents so thickly set as to prevent one passing between them in any instances. There is but one street, and th at a sem blance of o n e --it b e in g I Com m ittee, which was composed of the only about sixteen' feet wide and winds ! most, prom inent and respected men of haphazard along the bank of tl e river. N um erous small stores do a thriving business here, as well as the m any saloons. There are two drug stores, a hospital, fif­ teen hot-Is and restaurants, coffe—stands and lodging houses too numerous to men­ tion. There are also two laundries, a bath house oud several store houses. Outfits are hauled to this point on sleds and from here are packed on sleds, dogs, etc., t ^ the Scales, tour mile» above. Here begins the rsal hard work for man and beast. About a mils from Sheep Camp we come to what is called “ Stone House,” This is a great boulder or im mense rook setting high up by itself, and deriving its Dyea and Sheep Camp. This Committee examined each body oerefully, made a m inute mem oranda of all personal effects and made the best disposition of the same that was possible under the circumstances. Death certificates were also issued, and a complete record of all the transactions kept. The names of the Committee are given in this issue, 'lh a Committee did not ‘handle the bodies of the Chilkoot Tramway Co.’s dead. T hat company looked zealously after the victims who had bee-i in its employ. A list of the name from the fact that it has a n over- ; principal effects found on a number of hanging shelf which affords some shelter in heavy storms. Nearby is the beginning of what is called “ long hill,” and is some thing the shape of a whale hack. I t is the most tedious and tiresome strip of the whole journey—even more so than the snmmit. I t is about hah a mile wide aud slopes off right and lelt toward the m uutains, forming on each side a sort of rnvine. Here many prospectors would pitch their tents and cache their goods, dragging them by peacemeai ou dog sleds to ibis point, then go back to Sheep Camp for another load, and wlieu they have gathered all their stuff together they stake a tackle and fall ou the top of the hid, fasten their sleds to the rope and by merely taking hold -f the up hill end walk down and draw ihe sled loads up and continue this until it is all over. I t was iu one of these drunghs, or ra­ vines, that the awful slide occurred. From the top of Long Hill, which t.ik « about an hour to walk up. they go dowu a short incline and then up an it.ier even steeper than Long Hill, but not so diffi­ cult to climb. Over this hid and you are ar the Scales. The Scal-s is like a big basin, iu the the bodies, and a record of the Commit­ tee’s work will be filed with the Uuited States Commissioner’s office t Dyea- The principal effeots found on a num ber of the bodies is here given. As far as possible it includes the bodies han.iled by the Committee, but not those of the C. K. & T. Co., which has kept a faiihful record of all effects of its un'ortunate employes. FOUND ON THU BODIES. T he T rail herewith preoents as ac curate a list of the dead as could possibly be obtained. The list has been compiled with the greatest care, and has been checked and compared with the lists of the Citizens’ Committee, at Sheep Camp and th at of the Chilkoot Railroad and 1 Transport Company. The num ber of dead according to our figures is forty- i.nine. This was up to Sunday morning, | Apfji 10th. We give no list of the per- • sous reported missing, for the reason.that top of the mountain. There is from ion j much uncertainty would attach to it to twenty teet of snow here most all the I t is best to await results and cause no one useless anxiety. The list of dead, with place of residence 4” tents and five or six.building 8. Messrs ! w^ ere possible to obtain it, is.as follows: T ty_i i ___ _____l i___j d . 1 ____ . . I fl M H n lt. T n en tn u W a sh time. Shacks aud lents are mostly eigh and ten feet below tlie surface of the ! snowman I the sam ■ thingjexisfs at Sheep! cam p. The town is composed of aboiTfj'- 41' tents and five or six.buildm g 8. Messrs ! v F u ller and Jappe had a tine restaurant there and did a big business. The Scales derived its name from the fact th at in times gone by the p .ckers had a pair of scales at this point io w. igu the ireight. There are three tramways iu opera non from the Scales to the iop of the summit, and they do very efficuve work. I'ney have a. capaiity of 20 tons per day. and tlie big Chilkoot Tram, wbich uas us cables laid from Canyon City to Orator Lake, aud whicb is now about ready for op-ration. Men can easily pack 160 pounds up and over trie summit. Steps are made iu ttie snow, aud iu goo J weatner there is a contiuual string of people going up ihese snow stairs -men worn, u and children, lh e packers go up ibis way, and in coming back sliue down a s uice or a ru t made in the enow it is like go­ ing to the top of a nig kill and coasting down again on the seal of your panta­ loons, The distance is about a quarter of am de. The trip is very fascinatiuy and not at all difficult. JI would not miss the grand­ eur of this trip f t thousands of dollars. The top of the sum mit is c. mpleiely cov­ ered with outfits—some of them burn d 30 aud 40 fe-t in the snow. The Canadian Customs officers are stationed here in their ten*-. The are not any too com- lortable but manage to enduie the exalted and s.ormy posi.ioo. They have their wood for fuel packed to them from below Sheep Camp, and pay live cents per pound for it. From the sum m it dowu to Lake L inderm an (nine miles) is a very easy trip, being all down a gradual grad-. THE CITIZENS COMMITTEE. Prior to the app hutm ent uf tile Citizens’ Committee at Sheep Camp to take charge of the disentom bed bodies and I heir ef­ fects. A num ber of bodies had been taken from the slide, aud it is alleged on good authority th at some of them were looted of money and valuables. B ut every suspioion of this kind of work ceased w ith the appointm ent of the Citizens’ C M H olt, Tacom a, W ash. J B P earce, Tacom a, Wash A lb ert F K ing, Tacom a. W ash J K Doran. Tacom a, Wash A lbert E n g lan d . Tacom a, W ash Gus Z iebarth, Seattle, -'a s h F ran k Sprague, Seattle, WaBh C P H arriso n , Seattle, Wash W L R iley, Seattle, Waah — Stevenson, Seattle, Wash Con G ep fert, Seattle, Wash E J H udson, S eattle, W ash R L E sterb ro o k , Seattle, Wash O scar Jo h n so n , Seattle, Wash C hris Jo h n so n , Seattle, Wash C L M cNeil, E U R iver, M inn Mrs A nna M axsou, Jefferson Co, Pa Ras H edgard, B aker C ity, Or T hom as C u llin an , P o rtlan d , Or J o h n A M organ, E m poria, Kas L W eidelin, K ansas City. J o h n R eddy, K ansas City, C Beck. Florida E D A tw ood, New York O A U leu, W oolley, Wash J K C lark, residence u n k n o w n W F W arner, M enlo Park, Cal Geo E ggart, M enlo Park, Cal Jo h n M erchaut, G rizzly Bluff, Cal A ustin Preston, G rizzly Bluff, Cal Tim G lynn, P o rtlan d , Or G F S m ith, Sedro, Wash Geo Lew is, Spokane, Wash M ark W elch, B u tte City, M ont F rank M illet, B utte C ity, Mom C W K enney, P rescott, Arizona H enry Jaeger, Los A ngeles, Cal Jeff Saling, W eiser, Idaho Joseph Sm allw ood, P o rtlan d , Or W illiam Falke, San F rancisco, Cal J o h n Vogel, Los A ngeles, Cal W A D ahlstrom , L incoln, Neb 8 M G rim es, C alifornia W illiam C airoll, San F rancisco, Cal C u rtiss C T u rn er, O m aha, Neb A lbridge D Bissell, P alatine, III T hom as J W all, H azel, South D akota O A A nderson, San Francisco, Cal A ndrew A nderson, San Francisco. Cal R. L. Esterbrook—Gold filled watch aDd chain; belt containing $61 currency and $1 silver and gold ring. Turned over to Allan G ray and A McVicker of Seattle. O utfit at Scales. Esterbrook and A. D. Bissell, also killed, were said to be partners. Austin Preston—Pocketbook contain­ ing 20 cents and a bill from “Red F ront,” Dyea, and portion of a letter. W illiam Carroll—Pocketbook contain ing $15 in currency and 50 cools in silver Belonged to Longshorem ens’s Union No. 1. of Skaguav; ticket No. 62, signed by Geo. L. B uzard, Secretary. Geo. E ggert—Nickel watch and chain; belt containing $56.20 ond two keys; pocketbook containing recomendetions. etc. Andrew Anderson—Gold watob, chain and charm ; $60 gold, $5 ip silver. Out fit of $600 jr $700, mixed with outfit of Jo h n Grouros. Con G epfert— Photograph, custom house receipt, letter for W. A. Clark. Dawson; gold watch and chain; belt con­ taining $25 in currency, m iner’s license and draft for $100 ia favor of C. N. G ep­ fert on Scandanavian American Bank of S eattle; also $8.05 in trousers. G epfert whs going in with G. F. Compton. O ut­ fits all on summit. Remains were taken fr- ra the m orgue by Compton and all ef­ fects enum erated herein were given to him to be sent home to the deceased’s family. W. F. W arn er- Silver watch, belt con­ taining $40 iu gold, purse containing $2n gold piece and 5 cent piece; several pa pers showing that he and Eggert were partners; gold ring with two hearts en graved. W. A. D ahlstrom —Tobacco sack con taining $50. Parents live in Lincoln Nebraska. W orked with Thomas Lin- ville, Astoria. Clothing and bedding at 0» R estaurant at Scales; also books and notes; no outfit; was a packer. F ran k M illett—Silver watch, $5 cur rency, $1.80 silver; magnetic ring on little finger of right hand; snow glasses. Part ner’s name is Mark Welch. M illet’ s bro­ ther and parents live in Minneapolis. He was a mem ber of the B utte Miner.-’ Union. Outfit on t rater Lake; duty is paid. E. J. H udson—Pocketbook containing $5.23; gold watch, chain aud diamond charm ; belt containing $200 in currency; w allet containing $120 currency ami note for $166 unsigned. Customs receipt, m i­ ner’s license, receipts, deeds to placer claims in Birch Creek districts and other papers of value. Body and effects all turned over to his partner, G. F. Comp ton. C urtis C. T urner—Gold watch and chain; $90 in currency. $20 in gold and $5.61 in sllv-r. Body and effects turned over to Wm. Preston of bkaguay, his partner. Albridge D Bissell—Odd Fellow’s pin: belt containing $20 iu currency, $40 iu gold, $5 in currency, $5 20 iu silver and a one dollar gold piece. Body and effects turned over to Odd Fellows’ committee. Oscar Johnson—Purse with 15 cents: pencil: C hrii Johnson—Nothing on body; had a restaurant above 99 R estaurant at the Scale*; wife in San Francieco Mark W elch—Gold filled watch, jack kuife, customs receipt; In pocket $2 10: tent near Stone House: outfit on Grater Lake, duty paid for both himself and M illett; wife and three children in Lead- ▼ille; known to Mike Foley L. Weidelin.—Buckskin sack, contain ing $27.05 Body aud effects turned over to Wm. Blodgett. G. P. Harrison. $5 in eilver. Body turned over to F. P. Porter. John A. M organ.—$1.35 in silver Bodvfand effects delivered to Masons. W. L. Riley.—Men. book,It ooth brush, pocket comb. Partner of Porter and Harrison. S. M. Grimes. -S ilver watch and chain, $12.10 in silver coin; $10 in gold; Body and effects delivered to F. M. Grimes, of Dyea. DYEA, ALASKA APRIL 9 1898. Times are slow. .7. W. Snook hasn’t killed a soldier this week. Kiuibel is alyjays ready for yon when you are hungry. G ivebim a trial. Ross Higgjffi ‘ft Ob. were obliged to move their m eat departm ent in order to make room for their increasing trade. The Treadweil mill, on Douglas island, has given to the world in gbld more-than the original most of Alaska. '- Alaska is jlie ppor m an's raining coun­ try. It is the hope of. the U nited States, and hundreds of thousands of people will, inhabit and develop it. J. B. Agner and Edw ard L. EnsVl are putting Yukon outfits iiv^r'fl/el' summit. They are going to th e inferior,.but.before starting down will visit t)yea for a couple of weeks. B. A. Whalen will have charge i of iheir interests in. this part of Alaska j until their return. — ■ ■ ■ ' * ; \ WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN GROCERIES, HARWARE; & DRY' GOODS .. k ,1 , YUKON OUTFITS A SPECIALTY I r, C \ cS S p i n a l M e u i n ^ i t i s K l s e w h e r o , Strange'reports coraefronaf hAlow, ,J3x- chief of the fire departm ent, Breumrn, of Tacoma, is said to have died fiom'spi'naj meningitis, and a letter received hv a gen. tleman in Pyea states that there are oases o f the same disease in Sau B ernardino, California. JDyëa’s N ew C e m e te r y . ' f Dr-‘ E rnest U, Reyber took m atters in his ow n'handidfiis week and established a new cemetery for Dyea by turning oyer to the city fivè acres which he had to cated as a luispital site. I)r. fiteybei■ -ap­ preciated that,the lime. had,com e for ac­ tion in the m atter pf stopping further burials in a plot right an the heart, of the city, and, as a'result'of his energy, Byea now lies a cemetery iu an ideal location. ' SHAI.LCROSS. 1IACAUI.AY A 0(1. I* H I, K r la To as and Retail - I I P " i O W f C S T O R Y '^ 'tl if e il ËRIE& HAfBlARE' 5 ï n d a l l k i n d s - o f M ^ c h a r i d i Q c , H IIY O O T AH kind* of roods for the Yukon at Sound Prices. O U T F IT T IN G A S P E C IA L T Y . I V l a i n S t o r e a n d W a r e h o u s e B r o a d w a y n e a r F o u r t h KsUablishtvI a t Dyea-; L SS4. ; :i / ■ Vr;^..jG hn H eaiÿ ,’ •Estate of E d ^ a r W ilson de . J- F/M aloiiy, Ad.‘m r,; Jjin eau . A laska. H E A D Y & W I L S O N T R A D I N G P O S T * * : r'l, i J : » ' j , : ■ General Merchandise Carriers and Packers. Firstolass Hotel In Coanectlon \Ve can Outfit you and T ransport you over the Trail. SAM Ji'#JERR0;N , Gçnpral Manager. F 6 c Sale. Oh .accpunt of removal, I offer my eu tire stock of Post Office Stationery Store,' for sale at cost, /i.. .... ' M rs. li. A Wallace. Rev. Charles 1 Arsen,, of Uyea, w ent to] Wrangel recently, and established an M ,-. |. E. church. A building is now in course of erection. The reverend gentlem an’s labors in th e cause of C hristianity'are meeting with much success. 1 —1 — ---- • t • -r^ THE KED F R O S m (;R0CER1 HS AM) PR()VlSi(W \ WHOLESALED NO RETAIL ^ kÆ * . Fruits" an M r anrl'ics Alaska.ïs vast. .lit, liar's total of (115,500 O utfitting a Specialty, square miles, about equal to the area of Riv‘ er s t near TejUb all the States north -of • the O'lii and east ; - , _____ of the M ississippi. I Stoves, , 1 in «and Graniteware '■ ■ it Transportation, ... ,. Dyea and Sheep camp Express uffic „.y H. BEINHÎÎftT. Manager ®yuv ~ : i ■ ■ . ' . ■ ; « The page of news .in last, week’s Trail o n the prospective development of B rea’s goldfields has given im petus to the local WHOLESALE AND RETAIL ^ mining situation, and itds w ith an effort' D R U G S . S T A T I O N E R Y . M- i . 7 that prospectors are1 restraining them - • j ,. .... \ \ M i t I \ ! IT selves from going on Extended trips, into j D A R b . I H L E I • A R l l d U E K 0 SI » M i G O A -IJ L the hills. Thb fresh fall of snow on ^ K E I Y IE S. E tc . ^ Saturday last w'ill delay the beginning of i: .______ ..._^ , PACKERS prospecting operations sonictfhat. and ■ ■ j . -------------------------- ; ----------- ;------- -------------------------— : j _ _ ______ * 1 . - n u n j 4 . r e r s c r i p ti u n s a th« anxious ones will be compelled to * ! ___ m o r e or less confine their operations to S p e c ia lty .... Z B PATRICK Facific’Meat,€om|idnvl. A M U .-K T O I, C. I. PA U LK 'Y, Manager, ETCHERS AND I ftK .t! 'A i'J d n : th e foothills, N otw ithstanding thislim CO M E IN A N D SEE US. : WE W ONT HURT YOU ited field, good indications o ruminerai are I d a ily b e in g b r o u g h t to lig h t, a n d w h e n Assayer Charles Bridges is ready to open ! v . - , . . . T. , , . ... North Mam St. next to Dr. Prices he will find dozens of specimens w aiting •: ., , fo r th e e x e r c is e o f h is s k ill to te ll w h a t .... Hospital.... may b e h id d e n w ith in . In alm ost tveVy j ' ~ ' _______ ______ cabin in town may be seen pieces o f ! q u a r tz w h ic h h a v e b t e e n p ic k e d u p in th e ] H. J. MILLER. Dyea hills. 'Sbme .one of the specimens 1 , . may be the Aladdm s lamp which will r reveal great goldén riches. O f f i c e :— Cor. Third and Main Sts o c i u ' i ' a i O u i t i i i i i r . . WHOLESALE ÀND RETAIL « O iR ( Y iC K KI K b S ■ ; ■ ' ’ "• ' *' •- ■ '! l : ,i . J - A N D ' P R O V I S I O N S -‘ River St" near T.wen-tiet,U DYEA, ALASKA APRIL 9 1898. Frank H prigue.—Cush $5*2.50; miseel ; Ian. ou» goods iu haversack, belonging jointly to Zit barth si d Stevenson. Body and efforts turned . vu to Odd Fellows’ cm m ittee. I — Stevenson. Gold $140, cash S I*'.70: I miscellaneous goods in haversack belong- ! irg jointly to Ziebartb and Sprague. | Body deiivtieu to E. i . Rickard, O. S. Johnson, H. J. H unt, and M. Searle. Gus. Z iebartb.— Miscellaneous good in haversack belonging to Stevenson and Sprague; silver $2.7,0; riceipt for ox; s iiv e ] n atch; trities. C. Beck.— N othing on person. E. J . Atv\ ooci. - C igar holder, wallet, pocketbook. T im CullinHD.--5p8fi.iO; locket knife, silver watch, chain- these things found on trail ant. turned in by Henry Des- borough, honest man. ( ullinan has a daughter, lvat e, at No. 42 N. 5th st, P ort­ land, Or. Miners’ lictns# anti pocket- book; duty receipt and miners’ license Sent to ( apt Belcher. Cullinan was a member of Portland Longshorem en’s B ’n ion. lia s H edegard—Knife, key-ring, pocket- book. silver ill cents. Ou * M a n ’s I’ .x p t’iH 'iice, Stud M b lack , a man wlio was taken out alive and well: "1 was one of a large p; ii which had started trom lli. .Scales. IV e were lined up along a rope. It was sm wring and the trail was almost obliterated by tlie freshly fallen snow. I had no warning of the avalanche. I t was upon us before we knew it. I found myself buried, and realized a t once what had happened. My legs and one arm were, outstretched. The outstretched arm lay across the body of a woman, whom J afterw ards learned was Mrs. Maxsou. .V ly other arm was doubled on lm chest. I could breath, only with great difficulty. After a great deal of patient effort f worked my hand up from my chest and removed a little of the snow away from my m onth and nostrils, which gave me great relief. E n ­ couraged by this I completely exhausted myself in efforts to work my legs and o th er arm loose, but 1 failed to budge them. Tired out, 1 dropped fh peace­ fully to sleep. Several hours afterw ard 1 awoke greatly refreshed and distinctly heard the sound of the first rescuing shovel stuck into the snow. A very dis tinct change had taken place while I was sleeping — all was silent when I awoke. Not a voice was to b« heard under the snow. Before f went to sleep the voices of the entombed reached me from all d i­ rections. ?dauy seemed to toe praying and some were m uttering good-bye to relatives at home. Everyone was talking I t was the most ominous and impres iv * time of my life. I shall never forget it I did not suffer any pain. My agony was m ental." I t is said that when Mr. Black was u n ­ covered. he laughed and told the rescu­ ers to pass him hv in favor of others wh needed more attention. H a r r y H o lt. H arry Holt, who was taken out dead was one of the m ost popular young men, in Tacoma. It is said that on the m orn­ ing of the avalanche lie told his com­ rades that would be his last day at work for the Chilkoot Railroad and T ransport Com pany; th at he intended to sta rt for Tacoma at once, where he was to be m ar­ ried, and would return with his bride and go into the interior. H is wedding day never cams. Instead, his dead body wan sent to Tacoma on the C ity of Seattle. He cam» from one of th e oldest, best known and most respected families in Tacom a. K ffeot o f t h e A v « la n e h e on I l j eu. D uring the first few flats after the ava- , lanehe the citizens» f D jea were too much ! oppressed to consider ai y other phase of ] the catastrophe than t i e great loss of j life involved. Eut now that H e early ! feelings of intense grief have necessarily given way to energetic action looking to ; the recovery of the dead snd the piroper disposition of the len ain s, a few words regarding tin probable effect of the ava­ lanche upon the city of Dye* and the trail, which starts here, may not be out of j j t ce, ] fiticuiaily is u n t of our friends in hkaguay arc busily spreading the report that the Chilkoot pass, will be blocked indefh itely. To begin with, the trail is not blockaded. Respect for th e tntin.V.ed dead dictated b u t ue course, and that was th at very man, w in an and child vl was able should turn in Slid help to bring to light and life, if pissible, eveiy infoiinnate under tie m a s s if snow. An imperative m andate was tlieiefore issued that no man should go over the pass until this hum anitarian work was accomplished. Few , if any. wanted to do otherwise than rescue the unfortunates: but foi fear that some v.tteily selfish gold-seekers might be forgetful enough of their duty to the d e a d .it w asd em itd wise to pi hibit all fu rth er travel for the time being. W ith inexcusable s»lfiehmrs, this inei dent has been seized apt n'for a pretext to declare th at the Dyea trail wfii! b blocked for a mouth or mole. The tiaii was never closed. T w m ty minutes after the avalanche men s u e passing by in entire ignorance of the tret that a side had occurred. Eroni Dyea to the likes the trail is now as open as it was a veefe ago, when thousands were ms king Wapiti progress over it to Lakes Liudermau and B ennett. That it is open Is attested by i he notorious fact that contracts to land goods on the summit toi five cents a pound are eagerly snapped up * team sters and packers. And now as to the ultimate effect of the avalanche on the trail and. he city of D yea: There is little doubt,we believe th at tem porarily its intlueiee will be bad. This influence will n l only affect Dyea, but will have, perhips. a decided tendency to considerably ksseu ihe rush to ihe gold fields of Alaska and the N orthwest Territory. Tie St. Michaels route will likely benefit largely as a re­ result of the avalanche and it will not ba a m atter of surpis* if a few per sons now in the Eym canal ciiies take same other route to ta interior. B ut these effects rill only be tempo rary. I t cannot beotherwise. The St. Michaels route is nerely a sum mer in­ cident of travel anf traffic, to the interior. I t is too long, circiitous and uncertain .o be depended upoi as a means of getting in or o u t of the gld fields, besides wtiicli it has the serion im pedim ent of being closed ten monts in the year. This ef­ fectually bars i from consideration as a perm anent reite to the interior. W ith the St. Mich?'!* route out of the way, ihere is posiiv.-ly io route worthy of considératioi except that via Dyea and the Chilkotfpass. In the face of the ava­ lanche of *pril M , it iu fortunate for Dvea thafflii8 is so. Were there any other trai that compared iu any way with theTyea route, it would be a uaiural thing fc Hie greater num ber of gold- seekers to seek that other route. B ut nature lways furnishes a •‘best” in every­ thing. She has done that for Dyea’s trail. There is nothing that can undo this work, and no work of man can make auv other route its equal. Dyea i§ the gateway of th e only feasible, practical m ule to the inside. It la nature’s route. This is irrefutable. The great natural law that, labor seeks the .line of least re­ sistance will continue to operate in its favor as heretofore, and, while the ava lanehe may have a transitory influence against it, it will soon recover, and the eager thousands will ever seek it os the way to the great interior. It is altogether a case of retisl. This is the only way the gold fields can he reached with certainty and economy. The avalanche will there­ fore have no perm anent ill effect upon the Dyea trail. On the contrary, it will have an effect which will be not only to the interest of Dyea, but to every person going or coming from Jh e interior. It will hasten the construction from Dyea of a transportation system which shall begin at the waterfront and end at the lakes—or, perhaps, at Dawson City. In a year from to day it wiii be possible to send supplies from Dyea to the lakes tor a tritie in comparison with the present rates. This is no piece of guesswoik. It is a certainty. The route which nature bus made the best will be improved by engineering skill at an early day, and the problem of ingress and egress to the gold fields at alt seasons of the y ear will be solved to the satisfaction of all. The avalanche will hasten the day; that is all. People of Dyea, be of good cheer. The a a it to r the great catastrophe lies not, with us. L et us take it as a warning and do what is iu our power to see th at hu man lives are not hereafter sacrificed by carelessness. It could have been avoided and would have been but. for the unwise eagerness f the people which ]»d them to im peril their lives by attem pting to travel when common sens» plainly dictat­ ed the opposite course. Ed. Horan’ s Warning'. E d D oran and his father had both been working in the construction gang above Sheep Gamp, but recently tlie younger man a i vised his father to go to tlie can­ yon. as it was his opinion there might be some dangerous slides. The elder Doran took his son’s advice, and is to-day ali ve while the sou lies in the Dvea cemetery. A lb e rt F . K in g . Albert F . Kin^, of Tacoma, was another unfortunate 0. It. & T. mail. He was one of the best foremen in the company’s em ­ ploy. He was bright, industrious, sober, and capable and. was liked by hia employ­ ers and by the workmen under him. John Reddy, who worked under him, used to sing : "K in g 'll be my boss. Or I ’ll have no boss at all." And in this lie echoed the sentim ents of all the workmen. - in lin H e illly John Reddy, of Kansas City, one of the C. R. & T. Co.’s men, was a witty, jovial fellow, aud a good workman. He leaves, a wife and children. He came here in December, aud was un expert cable splicer. I n t h e D y e a O n a e t e r y . 5^ Beneath the brow of the mountain, and with the west branch of the Dyea river flowing peacefully at their feet, the following victims of the avalanche are buried : Mrs. Anno Maxson M ark W elch. F rank M illet A ustin P reston H enry Jaeger C W K enney o h n R eddy i 1 I A D B issell W illiam F alke Jo h n Vogel J o h n M erchant J E D oran T im othy G lynn Jeff Saling T hom as C ullinan Oscar Johnson T hom as W all C hris Johnson W A D ahlstrom O A A nderson W H W arner Geo Eggert The last two, W arner and Eggart, are not yet buried, butas they appear to have no friends, and no money or anything was found as lielonging to th em . Thev will likely lie interred in the Dyea ceme­ tery, by U ndertaker H art, w ho says he will see they are given a Christian burial. They are now lying at his undertaking rooms. F o r m o f D e a t h C e r t if ic a te S h e e p C a m p , Alaska, A pril 4 , 18ys. To whom it may concern: H ealth officers, transportation c«ni panies, ete: In the absence of a notary, public, coroner, or health officer in this camp, we, the undersigned hereby certify that — -— ------------- was killed by a •now slide at the foot of Chilkoot pass, on the third day of April, 1S»K Signed and sealed by J . A. Cleveland. Chairman. J . E. Maples, M. L . C.W. Young. John W. Nee. C. F. Wilks. C. Derchiniller. H. L. Zimerlv. Citizen*’ and Miner* Committee. S fic k e m i R a i lr o a d S to p p e d . Che M ackeuzie-Mann project to built! a railroad on th e Stickeen route, has come to a sudden stop. By a vote of 52 to 14 the Dominion parliam ent has vetoed the land grab. For the present, at least, a Canadian railw ay over an all-Canadian route looks like a very unlikely propo­ sition. As T h e T r a i e has often predict­ ed, Dyea will get the first railroad to tin- gold fields. THE ELITE First St. near Main. The finest cigars and liguors only kept. . . . . G I V E U S A C A L I ............ CLOTHING. DRYGOODS. TTATIOX ] 9 9 J)Wit»rr street. Midway Saloon B e s t o f s e r v i c e O u a r - d n t e « r i, CORNER R IV ER a n d 7 t h STREET. DYEA, ALASKA APRIL 9 1898. T H K W A P . C I.O l.I). In the States every matter of interest I is overshadowed by the questions involv- i ed in dealing with Spain, Cuba and the i deatruetion of the battleship Main. Party- politics, the money question and the tar iff are wholly forgotten or igaored Everyone realizes that the country is on the brink of a foreign war. The country is ready for hostilities to commence and should war result from the present com-, plications with Spain, President McKin ley and his administration will receive the unanimous support of the people throughout the Union. Sven Wall street the great financial center of Jthe country, is awed into quiesence by the evident earnestness of the mass of the people. That Cnba shall become a free and inde­ pen lent country is the universal wish of the Americau people. Should war occur between the United States and Spain there is little fear of any European government taking an active part in aid of Spain—the cost to them would be too tremendous. Al­ though the German emperor undoubted­ ly would like to play that vole. The Austrian government unquestionably sympathizes with Spain, the queen regent of the delta country, being a daughter of one of the Austrian royal family. Money investments in Spanish bonds causes the financial influences of France to side with the Spanish; but the ever-posaible presence of the daring Yankee privateer who would sweep the commerce of any nation from the seas, will restrain every other nation from armed intervention. Spain and the United States are two of the great nations who (lid not agree to the convention for the prohibition of privateering. rti-'tsr-'jn- ■ x a r^ tsx 'rx jsi «vtsr 'O tsmw. 7 We will take your orders for Hor- j 7 Controlling spacious talks Aftr 5 ? . . . , . , , ,, " v , , , . , I t ses, merchandise or any kind of j a cury. Camden and Columbia, also Î goods; purchase them for you ? T T y T~ jj the mammoth barges Ajax, Bjax, J below and deliver to you promptly | I I I I 1 J Cjax, Djax and Ejax, also hand- ^ and save you money and annoy ji \ ling freight for various other $ ance. $ lines of ship. jj Main Office and Wliarehouse, Cor. First and Scow Sts., DY EA, ALASKA. . . . E. W. JOHNSTON Manager Gard et TU tnki I desire to express tbrongfa the colnmns of Th e Tbail my sincere thanks to the many friends who during my beloved son’s lingering sickness, indicating their aympatby in so many ways, and who so kindly assisted in making his last days (in this “far-away country” as he called it during his laat hours) aa comfortable as possible. Especially do I with to ex­ tend the warmest gratitude of an afflicted father to Mrs. B. W. Leavens, Mrs. Doll. Miss Snell, Mr. 8. L. Keller, and to Doc­ tor E. L. Keyber onr physician, in his un­ tiring efforts to counteract the disease, and aave our dear boy to his friends and loved brothers and sisters. To one and all who assisted in the last sad rites, I ex­ tend my thanka. Truly in this land of strangers it is breod upon the water* But— “Cast thy bread upon the waters You who have abundant store; It may float on many a billow. It may strand on many a shore. You may think it lost forever; But aa sure as God is true. In thia life, or in the other. It will yet return to yon." C. E. P a c k a r d . This season will demonstrate to tua gold-seekers of Alaska that D yea is the logical place for miners to prooare their outfit*. The next season will place Se­ attle and other Sound points in the same position in furnishing outfits now held by San Francisco and Portland. There is about as much sense and economy in minera outfitting for their Alaska trip in Mew York or Chicago, as at a point eight hundred miles away from their aetnal starting point. Dyea should thoronhgly advertise her advantages as the point for outfitting. The Dyea Trading Oo. are constantly receiving new goods, and their elerks are kept busy day and night packing up out­ fits. Dyea and Yukon Transportation Company, DR. J - A. CLEVELAND PR O P. Goods shipped to all points between Dyea ^ the Lakes. DYEA BREWING COMPANY The Largest Brewing Establishm ent inA laska Broadway. B . RUKBEN, M ana^er. r S . I Y O U N G F I — CONTROLLING THE OLD ESTABLISHED AND ORIGINAL " ----- BURN’ S PACK TRAIN AND SUMMIT AERIAL TRAMWAY __________________________________________ ARCHIE BURNS, Manager Hotel Northern Bar and Lodging. MAIN STREET, near the landing. The finest Wines, Liquor» and cigars Claan, Com­ fortable Lodgings. W E I S M A N k A N H A L T P r o p s . C. W. YOUNG DEALER IN PHIL. ANHALT, flea] Estate | Most desirable resident and * business property in the oity. (inf Stoves. Ranges, o am I SHEEP CAMP. d y e a . DYEA, ALASKA APRIL 9 1898. T H E HJTMOH O F IT A W*£on Koad Advertisement Through which a Coach and Four Might be Driven. The Skaguay scheme of catching the poor Klondiker---that is to say. the B rackett wagon road, is being advertised below quite extensively, in au effort to counteract the grand rush for the only trail over which it is possible to go with- ontspending a fortune and wasting a life­ time. The H um bert Yukon Transporta­ tion Company is doing the advertising now, to sort o f shift a little o f the burden from the wagon-road company’s about ders. The H um bert company is the fareial affair which made itself the laugh­ ing stock of the country, and wasted m»"v thousands of dollars by attem pting to take an expedition over the Dalton trail early last winter. Failing there, what was left from the wreck was tran s­ ferred to Skaguay, and there it is now. exploiting itself as the tail of the Brack­ ett kite. The H um bert concern has a large display advertisem ent in the P uget i Sound papers telling how it can send ! freight over the “great B rackett wagon- | road” from Skaguay to Hake Bennett, in i five days and then in large black types asks the unw ary Klondiker to read the following contract: READ T H IS CONTRACT. BIOL OF LADING. HUM BERT-YUKON TRANSPOR TA - TIO N CO. SKAGI7AÏ TO LAKE BBNNBTT. Bill of Lading, N o .---- Received from---------------------------------- The property described below, iu ap­ parent good order, except as noted, (con­ tents and conditions of contents ot pack­ age3 unknown), marked, consigned and destined as indicated below, which said company agrees to carry from Skaguay to Lake B ennett and guarantee* to deliver the sam e at L ake Bennett w ithin five days from the date of the delivery to and receipt of the same by said company at Skaguay, unless delayed by fire, floods, storms, destruction of the road or any part thereof, or by Hots, mobs, strikes, stoppage of labor or other labor disturbances. I t is mutually agreed in consideration of the rate of freight hereinafter named that any service to be performed hereunder shall be subject to all the c ■ndition.- of this company’s published freight tariffs, ami t ' ail th e conditions, whether printed or w ritten, heroin contained, and which are hereby agreed to by the shipper and by him accepted for himself and his as signs as just and reasonable. The strange thing is that any man would sign such a contract. O rdinarily, on a railroad or steamship line, such a bill of lading is safe enough; but on the alleged Skaguay route, which is no "routa at all. but merelv a trail of travail, untold hard­ ship and disappointm ent, it is a snare in ; which no sane man should be caught. When a man consigns his goods to such a contract he simply is in luck if he ever sees them again. And if he is green ; enough to do it he doesn’t deserve it. 1 Alaska is a land of great opportum lies, j possessing a wealth of resources which ' can and will in the near fnture form the basis of support of hundreds of thous­ ands of men and women. Those o ppor-! tnnitios offer such a wide field for in j dustry, enterprise and capital that, they ; can be briefly outlined. M ining will continue to be the great industry. Alaska is very properly known as the poor m an’s mining country, because it is the poor man who first penetrated the great Yn- j kon basin and dug for himself th . gold th at nature has there bestowed so lavish­ ly. W hat a few hnndred men have done 1 in the past, thousands and tens of thous­ ands will do in th e future. « 5s s r ARIZONA PACK | TRAIN. T LOG CABIN SALOON ANT) LODGING MAIN STREET. N EA R F IR S T Everything Strictly First-class. J 8. HARRISON. Pr p . HOTEL ELDORADO '■ c v - jç'" ■ jr M * « w lu r ,n M n ^ ‘ SHEEP CAM P, ALASKA. ! Fl J 1ST ('LASS RESTAURA XT IX OXX I-( 'J ICX. LIE All QUARTERSFORPACKERS J. D. .7 OUR DEN JOHN F CULVER. p i p 13 9mme fesr-sr ISr îl£ "N& éhf '% uar Sr ïs ÿ I Main St. Opposite S t Michaels Hotel. v Private Rooms, Warm Comfortable Rooms, Good Beds, Trained Nurses, Best of Care Given, Moderate Prices. Good Sub­ stantial Building. S p e c i a l I n v i ta t io n E x t e n d e d t o P h y s i c i a n s W i t h P a t i e n t s . J . S. L E FARD, W. D. W. B. PARSONS, M. D. P r o p r ie t o r s LAMOTTE’S RESTAURANT AN L GRILL ROOM River Street,, between N ineteenth & Twentieth Sts. ,le;1 te9t and cleanest place in town We serve onlv the best of everything and I i . u , ,■ j ,i J 1 O ur tables are alwavs supplied with OUR C O FFE E CANNOT B E EX I . ... j all the delicacies of the season. C E L FE D DINNER FROM 12 M. TO 7.30 P M. MEALS SERVED AT ALL HOURS M A LA MOTTE, Proprietor ...UNDERTAKER,,, A N D EM BALKIER T\v i t 3 am i u't i Chilooot Hotel. „ VINING & WILKES F RE IGHTERS AND FORWARDERS ...............CONTRACTORS FO R............... JgfClImidling all of the PACIFIC COAST STEAMSHIP COM PAN Y’S freight landed at Dyea. Office and Warehouse, foot of West Street,. #THL PALACE HOTELS Vogee M ain S treet, n ear th e L anding. SIGN PAINTING HOUSE PAINTING PAPER HANGING FirstclassinEvery Respect TA B LE S U P P L IE D W ITH T H E BEST, F IR S T LASS ROOMS. ALL MODERN CO N V EN IEN C ES. DORM ITORY ON H IR I) FLO O R R O'BT L PU RV fS. P r o p . DECKER BROS D e a l e r i n General Merchandise, Hardware, Yukon Satisfaction © aarni-Eed ino. The Best and Freshest Ri ier Street. Hear Healy { • Wilson's Groceries a Specialty R IV ER ST. U P TOWN. F irst cIm s liq u o r s a n d cigar*. Concert* and Daueiug Every Night. Cafe open day and Night. E . Hasselbusch, P roprietor a r o » * ^ * ! * ® * * * : * d ra R * r3 P * Ï S Ï & Ï S { 3. Ÿ £ . vv. W a N i D © R I f Q T i L » , Best beds in the city. Popular Prices. Ail kinds of Refreshments. Fancy drinks. Fine hr; n d s of .* { - £ % v A Z gars and tobaccos. F irst class cafe in connection. ÿ* $ V i i.'iww'.- SOLOMON SON A c o . Chops q O K o. Ma r k s , c h ir i c l e r k v£ “M A IS S T R K K T . N K A K I 'l R M , 5 DYEA.ALASKA 'i * ^ ar ^ ^ * & & & & .& & & ■ $ - J & 0 ^.-» r «'-'0 'or-jci. DYEA, ALASKA APRIL 9 1898. A W o rth y C itiz en . Among those large generous hearted | argonauts th at were located a t .Sheep j (.'amp, when the awful avahmohe, that I took half a hundred lives, occurred on ! Sunday last was Dr. J. E. Maples, who at once, in the cause of humanity, placed his skill and medicines at the cause of those who were fortunate enough to be taken out alive and needed medical skill 1o m aintain w hat little life remained j within them. The Doctor was also se-j lected by t he citizens of Sheep Camp as .me of a comm ittee to look after the bodies of those taken ■ at from beueaih the snow, and so well did lie do his duty th at all relatives and friend» of those who lost their lives in the awful calamity, will bless him when they harm how carefully he and his fellow-committeemen looked after the dead, w hr' were thousands of miles from home and loved ones. TAKE A BATH Î AT T H E I S. A. & M. HOT BATHS j Hot Baths. 50 cen ts; {-having. 25 c en ts: Hair- c u ttin g , 50 cents, O pposite H otel C hilkoot, R iver St. F o u r ch airs, ex p ert w orkm en an d all th e c o n i venienees of a first class m odern b arb erin g j in s titu tio n . F in est B arber Shop in A laska, j C. C. ( LITER j A t t o r n e y A t L a w j ☆ rj-hb- LAN D CASES A SPECIALTY. O F F IC E :—N ear U. S. C om m issioner’s C ourt The HOTEL MASCOTTE .....S H E E P CAM P...... T h e Post-office» Postal Inspector Jobu P. Glum has been busy for some days overhauling the Dyea pcstoffice. Many desired changes will be made in the service, as Mr Chun has authority to inaugurate any im prove­ m ents his judgem ent dictates. A system of lock boxes will he installed and the force of the office increased, so th at mail can be handled expeditiously. The peo­ ple of Dyea may congratulate themselves upon the good fortune of a visit from In specter Glum. — ! A H e a v y Sar-k Jam es O’Brien arrived from Dawson on Fridav w ith 101 pounds of gold dust, consigned to the American N ational B ank of Helena, Mont., by the North American T rading and Transportation Company. R e in d e e r D y in g R eports from Pyram id H arbor are to the effect th at the G over-m m t reindeer are dying off very rapidly for lack of proper food. It i= said they are going at the rate of five or six per day. C a p ta in R ay A rriv e s . Captain Ray, of tire U. P. Arnov. sta­ tioned at F ort Yukon, arrived at Dyea on Friday. He had the pleasure of view­ ing the greater part of the relief expedi tion, which he believed necessary to pre­ vent starvation in tlie Klondike. Probably over five hundred Elks have passed over the sum mit! but not, one of them was unfortunate enough to be caught in the snow avalanche at Stone House. Dr. J. A. Cleveland was one of the most indefatigable workers of the rescue party who devoted his energies and money to the noble cause. Nelson B ennett, manager of the Ohil- koot Tram way Go., devoted bis entire tim e to the rescue. He detailed all the forces of the company for work day and night, and has hired a gang of men to push the work of recovering any more bodies that may remain in the mass of snow. Always Open HAMMOND & WILLIAMSON, P rops n ! I I T vf m F. H. BROW NING' M anager Rr-ai Estate l ou?ht Su!d an I Eiohnnued. i €opre# i o iid * n ce S o lic ite d . F.E. FULLER 1 A t t o r n ky-a t - La w . Office a( Decker Bros.—U p Stairs. I C . F o rte I PIONEER DRUGGISTi --- I W H O L E S A L E and RETAIL One Block above Healy .1 Wilson's. n m m PH YSICIA N a n d s u r g e o n . I m !e and I ■•'ironic I’asns i S w i i l t ! i Prescriptions carefully Compounded. corner Fourth andMainnt* FUNERAL DIRECTOR — a n d — Embalmer F W . H art, cor. T hird & West Sts HOTEL CHILKOOT River St., above Nineteenth T H E L E A D IN G H O T E L IN T H E CITY. F irst class rooms. The table supplied w ith the best the m arkets afford. Gen rally located on the direct trail to and from the interior. I D . H. M c D o n a l d , SH ALLCRO SS, MACAULAY S c CO ; Manager. Proprietors. Dyea Trading Co, WHOLESALE ' . AND RETAIL Merchants and Outfiters L argest and most complete’stock in the line of Groceries, Drygoods, H ats, Caps, Boots, Shoes, Hardware, Doors, Sash, Windows, Sledges, Lamps, Statonery, Crockery and all kinds of Fancy Goods in the city. Remem ber another thing: O nr stock of Goods is not only the Largest, but our prices are Reasonable. We makejii specialty of YUKON O U TFITS M A IN S T R E E T , N E A R F I R S T T h e D o m i n i o n R i v e r S t e e t . Grand Conoerts Every Evening. A F irst Class Orchestra. The Choices Brands of Liquors and Cigars. Cafe in Connection. The Key of the Place Has Been Lost BAILEY’ S HOTEL. Next door to Cavanaugh’s Dyea Hotel. O ne of the L a rg e s t a n d /V\ost C o m m o d io a s p io te ls in the Ç ity. E d w a r d B a id s y , m . t . A r W e s l e y W o o d s, P r o p s GLACIER HOTEL. . .s ....N e x t Door to Pacific Coast Steamship Company’s Y ards.... GOOD COMFORTABLE ROOMS AND BEDS FIRST CLASS CAFE IN CONNECTION FIRST CLASS SAMPLE RO O M STETSON & HAWKINS, PROPS’ ........................................................ . M a n ia g g r v Æ T arrrr r.aaav- vng-im^ncw»» KAUFMAN BROS. * .... ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Y The best equipped Dry Clothing establishm ent JUNEAU, ALASKA Goods and in Alaska pecialty Yukon clothing at prices equally as low as any house on the Pacific coast. Hotel and Lodging House. The most convenient place a , Gen' d T om F lynn and to stop at in Dyea. M c L e n n a n H b o s. Prop’s DYEA, ALASKA APRIL 9 1898. IN MfcMOKIl'M. W iiorrt Garfield Packard, aged seven­ teen years, beloved sou of Mr. and Mrs C E. Packard died Sabbath morning, âp»il 3d, of ce.ebro spinal meniugetis after a lings ring illness of fire weeks. Wilbert drove his father’s team to Sheep Camp on February 88th. Envel­ oped in hia big fur coat, he unloaded bis sleighs and throwing open his coat, made it possible for the cold, cutting wind from og the Chilkoot mountain to find its way t« bis young blood, and, as he turned his horses homeward, he little thought it was his last trip over the trail he had learned to love, and that his life’s work was finished; but such it proved be, for on hie way bank he was stricken with a chill, and when he reached home we knew that we had cause for alarm, and from that moment everything th at loving hands and the best of medical skill could do was done for bis recovery, but without avail, asd E aster moruiug, April 3d, his tired, fluttering heart refused to do its work, and so peadefnl ’and quiet was it, that we scarcely knew th a t bis spirit had left the body and gone to sw ell'the great chorus of hozannahs to a ifisen Christ. His inflamed brain during a portion of his long sickness, made him unconscious of his suffering; but durm g all his illness he was the sam e quiet, gentle, uncom­ plaining boy of old. D uring the last dap * D d night his mind was clear an d his Inst hours were especially happy ones. Friends and neighbors said the last sad rites, and laid bias away to rest. We buried him Monday morning at 11 o’clock. I t was fitting th at he be buried in the morning when the sunshine was shedding its rays over the valley and on the m ountain top, for his life was one of sunshine to all around him. So we laid him away to rest in the valley, between the snow-capped m ountains for high up the m ountains spoke of a m antle of purity, and the ’gentle south breeze hud dispelled the Bnow far up th s valley, and here and there an opening bud tells of ths life beyond. So we laid him away to rest in the morning sunshine in the valley, when th s buds wsre opening to a new life, and the south breeze pushes back the chill of the summit winds, and hts spirit has gone to our God who gave it. C. E. P. AUCTIONEER and GENERAL AGENT o f......... D Y E * M E R C R N T I U E CO. .....(tu p 'site Post Office. Palace Hotel Sample Room ------- Adjoining H o tel,-------- LEVE BALMER Manager. Whipple — » Restaurant Main street, next door to Stokes Bros. Meals at all hours- Spécial Dinner every day. The best of everything the m arket affords. A. W GALE The F. W. HART FURNITURE and MATTRESS ™ — HEAQÜARTER5 FOR Bedroom suits. Chairs, Bedsteads, Mattres68s, Carpets, Stoves, Wall Paper, and house furnishings complete. We manufacture Woven Wire top and spring mattresses of all kinds and sell a mattress for a dollar and a half, which costs you three dollars and seventy-five cents to bring from Seattle. STORES FOR SALE OR RENT. C o r n e r W est a nd T h ir d S t . DYEA S t o k e s B r o s Corner 2nd and Main St Provisions, Clothing, Merchandise. Miners com ­ plete outfits. T h e A v a la n c h e . The terrible catastrophe near the sum­ m it of Chilkoot pass on Sunday lest, is a subject which the editor of T he T rail would fain have others write of. It was simply awful. In no way we can now think of is there any consolation to be found for this indescribable horror. Nearly a hundred brava spirits were crushed to death w ithout the slightest warning. I t is the saddes incident in the history of Alaska, and a whole world will stand aghast as the death-roll is tallied off. In every city, town, village and ham let in the laud will the names |of the dead be awaited in agony, for fear that some loved one may iie in th at awful list, and many an eye will be transfixed with horror as it gazes upon the page that tells of th e fearful fate of the lad who left home but a short time since with a heart full of hope and courage to win fortune in the gold fields. I t is painful to ponder upon the cruelty "f this most fearful casualty. I t is tragio in its every re­ spect, and it is with feelings of relief that we quit the theme for the time being. F u n e ra l Notice W ibert Garfield Packard, beloved sou of Mr. aud Mrs. Charles E. Packard, died Sunday morning, aged seventeen. Buried from bis residence, corner of Main and Third streets, on Monday, April 4,1898. Los Angeles and California papers please oopy. The Chilkoot T rading Co. continues to do an enormous amount of outfiting busi­ ness. Attorney At Will Practice in all courts o f .4 laska. Luke McGrath, __ G E N E R A L B L A C K S M IT H IN G , H O R S E S H O K IN G C R E E P E R S M A D E TO O RD ER. SH O P: Cor. N in teen th aod R iver Streets R, I). WELDON ATTORNEY AT LAW Office in IT . S. Commissioner's ....O ffice........ Stenographer in Office. S k a g it § a io o n f^estaeirantj RIVKR STREET, ( o r t o w n ) Meals at all hours.. The choicest l iq u o r s and c ig a r s. BATE Y & ALGER, Managers. j E d w a rd ! L. E n s e l. | /A ines googh t and §old. Properties examined and i reports made. I Office: to r - 4 th a n d M ain St., Dycii, A laska J J Y E A P f J T E L First - Class - Cafe - In - Connection ©anee Hull, JTull and g ar Offioe of the celebrated Colorado Pack T rain. P o ste r damaged fieigt-.l n|h nl F er ight taken in any quantity to canyon city or Sheep camp, aud rapid transportation guaranteed. £ McENANY, a t t o r n e y a t la w TIIK (TliTAIN SEVEN RINGS DOWN N.W. TOKLAS&CO Main Street, DR. J. H. W EBSTER, -=#^3* DENTI ST.«M K A L L W ORK G U A R A N T E E D . Office F irst street, bet. Main t Broadway. DEALERS IN CLOTHING, BOOTS, iff Y U K O N I IT K I T T I N G A SHOES. A ND RUBBER GOODS OI ALL KINDS. ; S P E C I A L '! ' Y B R A ! ) W A Y . t le t w e e n I - ' ! i Ï S T A NI S K ’ l ) N I ) S T j ; j . ; E T