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Klondike Miner and Yukon Advertiser, v. 1, no. 49, Friday, August 11, 1899.

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Frc-- 1 And Y U K O N ADVERTISER. VoT j. 1. No. 49. DAWSON CITY, YUKON TERRLTORY, FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 1899. P rigs Twenty-five Cen ce. THE. L O C A L N O T E S . Ca n a d i a n D e v e l o p m e n t C o. B. MAITLAND KERSEY, Managing Director. ' W 7 S W IF T A N D P A L A T IA L R I V E R S T E A M E R S “ V I C T O R I A N ” “ C A N A D I A N ” C O L U M B I A N ” a m i A r ' ‘AUSTRALIAN" & C ., & G . u T h e m o s t c o m p le te s e r ­ v ic e on th e U p p e r R iv e r ancT the L a k e s T h ro u g h .c o n n e c tio n s to all C o a st p o in ts . T h e ^finest a c c o m m o d a ­ tio n a n d th e b e s t m e a ls la r a n te e d Bead Office—32 FORT STREET, VICTORIA. A g e n c ie s:— Goodall, Perkins it Co., Foot Market street, SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. Dodwell, CarHU.& Co., - - - TACOMA, WASH. Fred P. Meyer, - 105 Yesler Wav, SEATTLE, WASH. A . H. B. MacGowan, - 226 Cambie street, VANCOUVER, BE. A . J . Campbell, - - 32 Fort street, VICTORIA, B.C. W. F. Hislop, - - - SKAGWAY, ALASKA. F. H. Worlook, . . . . BENNETT, B.C. American Goods Shipped Through to Dawson in Bond. This company maintain* and operates a prompt, efficient and reliable EXPRESS SERVICE between Dawson and'Outside points. For Freight, Passenger and Express Rates, apply to W. MEED, General Agent, O ffice-—A. C. Co.’ s Office Building, Dawson. BENNETT LAKE AND KLONDIKE NAVIGATION COMPANY, Ltd. Do N T o t 3 3 o M islead ! The Fast Reliable Steamers, “ ORA,” “ FLORA,” “ NORA,” etc., are still in the ring, and will leave Dawson Weekly, during the season, for Bennett. Cy Waririsit, the well known magazine writer, was a passenger up river on the Victorian yester­ day nf:er~a couple of days visit, to the Klondike goldfields. While here he, in company with Dr. Brown, secretary to the commis­ sioner, made a trip up Bonanza creek and saw how the work was done in this north country. If you want a first-class meal go to the Fairview hotel. A movement is on foot in Daw­ son among Winnipeg curlers to form a curling club in this city. It is a '.inter game that is gaining grown fast where ever it can le played on the coutinaaL. 'Ui»kn some crack players from Canadian cities here S ind there would be little difficulty in organizing a strong club. Mr. F. II. Bowker, manager i f the British America Corporation Ltd. arrived down from Vancouver a couple of days ago. To Miners.—Any person or per­ sons having, mining property in Alaska, at Forty Mile, Eagle City, Seventy Mile, etc., etc., and who desire to interest eastern capital, will please communicate with the U.S. Consul at his office in Bodega building, First avenue, Dawson. The inspector of boilers and hulls fell down the hatch of the Seattle No. 3 and was carried off on a stretcher but was not seriously hurt. Mr Grundy of Winnipeg is in Dawson selling a patent fire ex­ tinguisher to merchants and busi­ ness men of the town. It is a very simple but ffective device, and its use was fully demonstrated in a practical manner by Mr. Grundy a few evenings ago. H. Maitland Kersey, manager of the Canadian Development Co., went up the river on the Victorian yesterday. Customs officer has served notice on the owners of several vessels that their steamers must pay more duty on the hulls brought into Canada. The Gold Star will have to pay $1,660, the two Flyer line CY WARMAfi I N TOWN. ACCOMMODATION BETTER THAN EVER. JTor further particulars apply at Office, SECOND STREET, Opposite New Premises Bank of B.N.A. British - American Line. (Frank W aterhouse L td.) / Sailings From St. Michael July 1st, August 15th, September 15th First Class Accommodations Passengers. Sailing dates river Steamers from Dawson be announced later. ...W atch This Space... for of will CHAS. H . NORRIS, Manager Y ukon D ivision .. THE YUKON FLYER TRANSPORTATION COMPANY Operating the Steamers it .55 Bonanza King’ ...AND.... “E ld o ra d o .” EVERY 5 DAYS TO WHITE HORSE, BENNETT, SKAGUAY, SEATTLE, VICTORIA and VANCOUVER. Making Daily Connections at White Horse With the NEW and ELEGANT STEAMERS Glenora, Clifford Sifton, Ruth, Undeman And Three (3) Other Smaller Steamers. DIRECT CONNECTIONS AT SKAGUAY WITH S. S . C ity of S eattle S. S. H u m b o ld t NO EXTRA CHARGE FOR STATE ROOM ACCOMMODATION Florence S. $1,000. The small steam barge Sault Ste Marie, which brought a “ Soo” party here this spring, was dis­ posed of for a little over $1.700. The purchasers are taking the barge and machinery to pieces and will make some money on the transaction. A number of disgusted stamped- ers have returned from Selwyn river. They found a creek all right but no gold. Selwyn river and its principal tributaries were stam­ peded last fall, but none of the doz­ ens of people who attempted to sink holes and prospect on it last winter were able to get to bedrock on ac­ count of water in the shafts. A return of old racing times on the Mississippi may be confidently expected, as a result of the rivalry between the Canadian Development company and the Flyer line of steamers. The old Mississippi boats used to fire up for a race to such an extent,that the draft at the furnaces sucked in a negro fireman every time he shoved in a stick—so Mark- Twain says, anyhow. There is plenty of money in bets in the air. Explanation to Creek Readers Those of our readers on Hunker and Dominion creeks, who did not get the M ix e r last week, will, we are sure, excuse us when they know the reason for it. Some months “Sweet riarie’a ” iusband Pays U s a Flyin; Visit. j* . ■ ■ v , \ The angel, (if tiers are any of the sterner sex), whoeet America sing­ ing the beautihl song “Sweet Marie,” ran into Dawson on the Victorian on lier [last trip, and she carried him awa; again—all too soon. Cy, as Eugene Field familiarly called him, is out-m a holiday—a working holiday il is, l'or that is all lie get-—or takes,: rather. Like a bee he flits hither and thither,gathering pumalistie nectar from every opening Bower, which he transforms int S lionevjor the great rCM TOy ppwfcS v Mr: WafTff.m lefiritis h o m e^ l V 20th. He lives in Jsondon, Ont.g— ► that charming little city on the Thames. Here it Vas, and at St. Thomas hard by, where “Sweet Marie” (Jones) went to college ami convent, was tauglit to be very decorous in college halls, on the street and in société, had clandes­ tine taffy-pulls and pillow-fights, and impromptu dances with the other girls in her room, and wrote the love letters that stimulated her lover to compose and send lier the sweet song that be us her name. Cy has lived with ‘Sweet Marie” in the Quartier Latin in Paris, in Col­ orado, in Washington and many other places. But one Bumnatr they went to London, Canada (with its sunny memories) to holid&y. And Marie longed to stay. “And,” Cy says, “so I just bmght a little ranch up in the suburbs overlooking the Thames, and we live there as happy as clams. It is a quiet place and within a night’ s travel of New York, my principal market, and I like it.” Mr. Warman has a charming personality, and is very entertain­ ing, as one would expect from read­ ing his clever stories. Mr. Warman ia charmed with the Yukon, and rhapsodizes on the scenic beaut,y which everywhere meets his artistic eye. Instead of seeing a land of bleak and desolate shores, as he ex- pected, he sees a land of grass and and vegetables, and sunny summer weather. Mr. Warman called to see Com­ missioner Ogilvie on bis arrival, visited Col. Steele, of whom and the police, he sneaks in eulogistic terms, “ did” the town one even­ ing, went to the Forks, and has seen more in the short time he has been here than mo$ men would in weeks. We shall look with interest to his impressionistic sketch of his visit to us, believing that the man who fascinated U s so with his “ Thousand Miles In a Night,” his first locomotive stpry, will be able to give his readers such a vivid, and yet true, pen picture of the Klondike that they, will be induced, as he has been, totake at least a pleasure trip visit to its golden shores. Ol. F ell. S H I P P I N G N O T E S . Table and Service Unexcelled. Through Bills of Lading from any Coast City. Freight and Passenger Rates as* Low as by [any First Class Line. NELS PETERSON & CO. Gen’l A gts., A urora Dock Lang to carry the Mixer up Hun­ ker and Dominion creeks. He did well at the business, in fact made money with the assistance of the Miner. But Lang was not of that kind who look after their employ­ er’s interest, but was working en­ tirely for his own. As soon as he could see what he thought a better chance for himself, he hastened to scuttle, and take with him all he could of our subscribers, whom we bad well paid him to obtain. The Miner has no intention to be “ turned down ” by this person, as he will find out later. It is only fair to our contemporary, the News, to state that they knew nothing of Lang’s nice little arrangement, Body^Found. Captain Whalen,of the Anglian, reports that the Columbian on her way up found and picked up the body of her former second mate, Peter Dunn, who fell overboard and was drowned on her last trip down. The drowned man’s brother arrived here on the Anglian, not being aware of the fact that the body Jiad been found when they met the Columbian, The Money Order Branch. Tiie newly-opened money-order branch of the postoffice has been well patronized so far. Postmaster Hartman has placed Mr. J. F. Mac­ donald in charge of it, and it is only fa r to say that* Mr. Macdon­ ald, besides being well up in the work, is particularly well qualified to fill the office, by virtue of his courtesy and good temper. That the branch is a money-saver in sending small and large amounts to outside places can readily be seen by the table underneath. Then there is the element of absolute safety, and the enapeurtu u uydicate a money order if the original be-, nany here, lost. While a person can mily get ^ gteamer one order for $100 he can*get a 1 - dozen of these at the same timç. In other words he may get twelve $100 orders in as many minutes. The commissions are, payable for money orders, on orders payable in the The British American Steam­ ship company's boat Sovereign ai- rived here Tuesday, with 98 tons of general merchandise, principally consigned to the Parsons Produce company and Giese & Apple, hav- ign made a very successful trip as far as about two miles above Circle City,wlien one of the engines broke down. From there on up considera­ ble trouble was experienced, tl e boat not having the necessary ma­ terial aboard to make repairs with. Captain Story is in doubt about securing the material here at this time, and expects to be laid up here for some time. ThcTUY.T. c o m p a npiTTrOÎF Seri-j tie No. 3 and barge No. 4 arrivedf Tuesday miming from St. hael with a cargo of 450 tons genèn^l merchandise for the com­ pany, also a lot of mining machin­ ery for the.Laduemining company. At Eagle City, where this company is preparing to open up a new store, this boat discharged about fifty- tons of general merchandise. The British-American Steamship company’s boat Milwaukee arrived at this port Tuesday with a cargo of 200 tons of general merchandise for the Parsons Produce company. They also had on 187 barrels of liquor and beer consigned to Daw- 80i*,parties,hut were directed by the police at Cudahy to return to United States territory and unload the same, whion they did, permis» sion being granted them so to do by the United States customs of­ ficial at Eagle City, and left in his charge. The refrigerator boat Lotta Tal- hot, Captain W. P, Gray in com­ mand, arrived here Tuesday after­ noon on its first trip up the Yukon, with a cargo of fresh beef, pork, mutton, turkey, geese, chickens, oysters, crabs, butter, eggs and fruit, all in first-class condition. Mr. F. W. Seddon, manager and promoter of the enterprise, is here, and it bis intention to arrange a salesroom on the hoat and to do a wholesale and retail business right from tne boat where she lies at the: Yukon dock. The arrival of this urifiiüy meats will have .a tfo- of meats and poultry considerably and at the same time give the peo­ ple a better quality of meats than heretofore. The middle part of this boat, from bottom to top deck, is a refrigerator of two compartments, the other compartment for fruits, held at the fruit preserving temper­ ature of 8 degrees above freez­ ing point, and the inner com­ partment is entirely used for the meats, and kept at an even temper­ ature of 12 degrees below freezing, a continuous refrigeration being lftpt up, so that at no time does the temperature of either compart­ ments vary. The Yietorian arrived from White Horse Tuesday morning and left at two o’clock on Thursday with a good list of passengers. The Willie Irving is back at her dock having broken down, but will make repairs and proceed up the river as soon as possible. The A.C. Co.’s big steamer the Susie arrived after a twelve day’s run from St. Michael with a full cargo and about thirty passengers, some of whom are returning sta«i- peders from Cape Nome. The steamer SeattleNo, I °f the S.Y.T. Co.’ s fleet apfted-yesterday morning, at 7.30, from*St. Michael, which pOrt-ehe left July 12. She was jb*! up at Rampart City for € days, making her running lime from St. Michael to Dawson twenty days. Her cargo consists of general merchandise for the oom- t e n H M i W Se attle-Yukon Transportation Co., W . D. WOQD, P resid en t, S eatdo Carriers and Traders—“ High-Grade Goods.” GROCERIES, HARDWARE, STEAM FITTINGS, FEED. Manufactured Washington Fir and Cedar Lumber. H. TE ROLLER* Resident flanager, SECOND AVENUE,'Bet. Second & Third Sts. The Old Reliable ‘ ‘Willie Irving” The OldlReliable S A ir In Connection With Steamer BAILEY, tiie Finest and Fastest Bout on the Let-»*. JÊŒ .---------- „ 1 * - REMQDELLliP. AND UN&EU NEV, iENT I he Pioneer Fastest Rout on the Upper River, makingmoro trijie than unv other last season For passage and all information, apply: STT.A.TTB’ & JSUEjI j Y", A g e n t s A. C. C‘-.’ s Office Building GRAND OPERA HOUSE ^ . T H E G R A N D E M I C H A L S T R O G O F F ” This Week. CURTAIN RISES AT 8.30 P.M, CHAIR 5 2 A T S 53c. BO X SEATS )l.oa _C. MEADOWS, (Arizona Charlie) P ro p ’r a n d Mgr.. The Great Majestic Range We have received a consignment of these per S.S. Robert Korr- M‘Lennaa, M’ Feely, & Co.. Ltd.. Branches: Atlin, B. C., Bennett, B. C., Dawson, Y. T. America Corporation, Ltd., F. G. H . BOW KEE, Manager. During the Season 1899, will operate the Finest and Fastest Service on the Upper River, steam ers “ T y r r e ll” and “ L ig h tn in g , Will leave regularly for WHITE HORSE and BENNETT. » » yestert Horse wil dominion of Canada—limit, $100 $2.50 and under. - - 3 cents “ * 5 00 “ 10 - - 6 ti “ 10.00 * * 20 - - 10 ( “ 20.00 “ 30 • - 12 ( “ 30.00 “ 40 - - 1 5 ( i 40.00 ! “ 50 * - 20 U “ 50.00 “ 60 - - 24 it “ 60.00 “ 70 - - 28 il “ 70.00 ‘‘ _ So - - 32 a “ 80.00 “ ~ '90 - - 36 a , “ 90.00 “ 1 00 - - 40 it Not more than one order under $100 to be issued to the same.person in the same day, drawn on the same place in favor o£ the same payee. On orders payable in the United King­ dom, United Slates and all fore’gn coun­ tries-and British possessions upon which money orders may be drawn—limit, $50. at 3 Anglian arrived p.m. from White tons of freight through mail irteen passengers, 50 ineteen bags of Ou orders up to « V 0 1 • - 10 cents Over $10 and up to 2o 20 “ “ 20 il 30 - ■ • - 3° “ “ 30 it 40 - . 40 “ “ 40 ( 50 - ■ - - 5° “ The Fairview cafe leads in first-class cooking—others follow. From Cape Nome. We learn from Mr. Angus Mc­ Leod, who has just returned from Cape Nome, that there is some gold in a couple of the creeks there. Anvil and Snow creeks seem to be the only ones that are producing gold. Some of the pans show as high as $1.20, with the pay dirt near the surface. On the other hand there is practically no tim­ ber in the country except what is brought in from Puget sound ports To reach Anvil creek the miners have to cross a mud flat about five miles, into which pack horses sink badly. Mr. McLeod is not greatly impressed with the new diggings, and thinks that the Klondike is almost good enough for him at present. Equipped with the most powerful engines these Steamers are able to make the quickest tim e... Commodious Staterooms ; Dining-room service strictly First-class ; Best Meals provided. Tickets include Meals. ........................... Baggage checked through to destination T H R O U G H C O N N E C T I O N S T O S K A G U A Y A N D A L L C O A S T C I T I E S , Steamer “ J. P. L ig h t” w ill run on Low er R iver First sailing for St. Michael will be announced later on; : For Rates, Tickets, Berths, etc.-, apply to PIKE BROTHERS, Freight and Passenger Agents, A. CTCo. Office Building. ...The Yukon Hotel... ( next to THE KLONDIKE ‘ Has been thoroughly renovated. It ia the most comfortable in Dawson. Your patronage solicited. Satisfaction g u arantee, A perfectly stocked Outfitting, Grocery and Provision Store stocked. Miners supplied at lowest possible rates. Outfits purchased. JA S. E. BOOGE, Proprietor. DAWSON’S FASHIONABLE RESORT The Criterion, » Carrying Choicest Brands of Liquors and Liqueuif ; also, the Finest Brands of Key West and Imported Cigars. FRANK SWANSON, Prop. GEO. NOBLE, Mgr. Quality and service is our motto at the Fairview cafe. When You Require- ...JOB PRINTING... -Send your order to the MINER OFFICE F irst A venue—Near the Bridge, / ÎË R KLONBliCE MÏNËR ANÏ YŸKON $ftVERTISËË, FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 1899. The Klondike M iner AND YUKON ADVERTISER. The Klondike Newspaper and Pub­ lishing Uo., Publishers and Proprietors. ROSS A. RUM BALL, - - M anagfer FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 1899. su b sc r ipt io n Ba t e s; One Year • Six Months Three Months Single Copy $10.00 5.50 3.00 .25 NOTICE. Arrangements havç been made to •make the circulation of this paper world­ wide. • ( . Editorial correspondence and news matter for insertion must he addressed !o the editor, all other correspondence to he addressed to the business manager We will he pleased to receive from mine owners and others any bona fide accounts of fresh j? ’ - i » » o n ts and new strikes in their f- H We invite co.-------------------- ■onr col­ umns on matters ----interest, hut. cal 1 all correspondents attention to the rule that'their real name must accom­ pany their communications, not for pub­ lication, hut as a matter of good faith. ; For the benefit of persons desiring to ■mail any copy of The M inek to their Jriends we would state that all mail from Dawson at this time must pay first class or letter postage. This requires one mailing True Miner to any part of the United States or Canada to prepay .'hostage at the rate of two cents an ounce; to Great Britain and all British •fcolonies, except to Australasia and Cape Colony, two cents per one-half ounce; and to Australasia, Cape Colony and any other country in the world in the hostal union at the rate of five cents a half ounce, an envelope. nearly every man has a different opinion as to what should be done, even in connection with the most important matters concerning dur mining interests. What we would suggest is that on or before the arrival of the minister, meetings should be held at various points along the creeks to disbuss modifi'càtions of, and amendments to the mining regula- tiohs, so as to arrive at a unanimous decision as to what would be of most benefit to the district. It ought to bé pointed out that the regulations governing the «taking of claims, should be modified to have clear and permanent land­ marks to each claim. The present reference to rimrock as a boundary to creek claims, is almost wholly useless as a guide. Simplicity in titles to claims should be another item urged upon the minister’ s attention. Most of the trouble which arises in the gold commis­ sioner’s office, is the result of in­ definite boundaries. Many valuable suggestions could be made regarding the division of Interior at Dawson will be a good opportunity to place the needs of the district before the government through him. ADDITIONAL ESTIMATES. 4 STRENGTH i ND s k il l . A nother W in for feloan—Doings of Cricketers—Boot for Sham rock. -Tod Sloan fin- in the race for Plate at Sandow It should he inclosed in For Yukon A dm inistration, Roads, Public Buildings, Telegraphs, Etc. The cost of administering the in­ accessible Yukon district is high, but it could not be expected to be otherwise when the climate and other conditions are considered. The items of projected expenditure are as follows: Salaries and: ex­ penses in connection with the ad­ ministration of the territory, $76,- 000; required for contingencies, etc., $35,000; additional judge of the Yukon territorial court, $4,000; stationery and freight thereon for the Yukon territorial court, $600; amount required to make the sal­ ary of the clerk of the territorial court, Yukon territory, $2,000 per year, $1,500; living expenses for two judges in the Yukon territory, $4,000: miscellaneous expenses in connection with administration of justice, $4,000; required to pay cost of maintenance of prisoners in Yu­ kon territory, $15,000; pay of of­ ficers and men of the militia, $50,- 000; food, clothing and necessaries water, the conduct of hydraulic an(j transportation of officers and mining, quartz claims and all branches of the mining industry. It should be the aim of the people of Yukon to have the best mining laws that can be framed, because that is the only industry worth considering here. This desirable end can only be achieved by the cooperation of clear minds, and the union of the best ideas that they-can produce. PRIVATE HOSPITAL. THIRD SECO ND ST., LOCAL MINING COMPANIES. It is hard for us to induce out­ side capitalists to invest in Yukon mines until local mining men show their faith in the mines themselves, by forming local companies and prove that faith by a liberal investment of capital in the work­ ing of our mines. Nothing will demonstrate to outsiders )our faith in the richness O f the Klondike aS the formation of these companies, and the active work by them of de­ veloping mines. Major Haider tells us that the early'Johannes­ burg miners could not get foreign capital to venture into that country until local companies were formed, and bv their own. entermise demon­ reefs. When the companies began to pay dividends, U o further trouble ^ was experiencedm inducing foreign capital to come, it simply flowed in. There is no doubt whatever that much of the ground in this country can only be worked profitably by co-operation, that is by forming companies of individual miners and mine owners to operate then- claims en bloc. Without in the least disparaging the work of the in­ dividual miner, who is the pioneer, and is deserving of every consider­ ation, there is no doubt that indi­ vidual mining, or mining in groups of two or three, is usually the most expensive in the end, In spite of its richness we must look forward to the time in the near future, when the greater part of the mining done in Yukon, will be' by companies directed by skilled managers, and skilled managers are the real essential of mining companies. This is the age of co­ operation, and it is recognized on every side that individual effort, except where directed by the high­ est intelligence, is falling behind in the race. This applies to mining more than to most of the industries of the world. What we want in this country îb the organization of local companies, whose stock would be placed on the local market, and thus give everyone an opportunity of helping on the good work of developing our mineral wealth. OUR OPPORTUNITY. It has been announced on good authority that Hon. Clifford S.ifton, . Minister of the Interior, will visit Dawson at an early date. It is quite possible that he will be ac­ companied by other members of parliament. While here it will be their aim to gain as much infor­ mation as possible not only about the country but about the needs of the people in it. Now here is Our opportunity. If the information desired is conveyed in a clear and convincing manner, tve may hope for much good from the visit. If each miner or citizen tells his own story of what he con­ siders the best changes and im­ provements to be made, it will only end in confusion, because CHAMBER OF MINES. One of the institutions which should be provided for the Klon­ dike district is a Chamber of Mines. It is to a mining country what a board of trade is to a mer­ cantile country. It is the center of intelligence for the district. A properly organised and conducted Chamber of Mines would be of the highest degree of utility to our country. All matters pertaining to the minerals of the whole terri­ tory would be its special care. Its utterances on all questions con­ cerning them would carry more weight than those from any other source. A Chamber of Mines is composed of so many elective officers and a representative or two for the gov­ ernment of the territory in which ii.Jn .iiimo'- w1 .v., no control ovfer is free action, al­ though it may be regarded as an advisory body to that government. It is free to condemn any legisla­ tion just as it may recommend it, if it commends itself to the sense of the Chamber. It is in every way a true balance wheel on legislation concerning our most vital interests. All classes of mining interests are fairly repre­ sented in the council. It is in fact a council in its deliberations. Having the standing ' of a recog­ nized institution it cannot fail to make its influence felt, • What is particularly wanted in Yukon now is a representative body who have both the interest and the ability to make our mineral wealth known to the outside world. The secretary of the Chamber should be paid a salary, should be an expert in H is business, and would be able to de^ vote himself to the work, thé council, of preparing facts and figures concerning the minerals of the Yukon, and the work being done in prospecting and mining here. We would strongly urge the formation of a Chamber of Mines for the Klondike and Yukon. THE BAD TRAILS. It is only necessary for a person to walk up to Grand Forks on Bo­ nanza creek to realize the bad con­ dition of the trails leading' to the various gold . producing creeks of the Klondike. When the tramway road was allowed to fall into ne­ glect, there remained no alternative route over which wagons could be taken, and even pack trains find it difficult in many places to get a trail fit to pass over. To follow the sidehills is a very round about course, and to attempt to cross the bottoms in many placis a diffi­ cult task. It will be a genuine relief to miners to know that after long waiting that they will be able at last to get goods from Dawson to theit claims at a reasonable rate. The Yukon council never did a better deed than when they signed the preliminaries for a beginning on the road building. We can all hope that the worlc will be pushed through as rapidly as possible. The arrival of the Minister of the men, contingencies and all other expenses, $75,000; trails, roacls and bridges, $175,000; telegraph lines in British Columbia and Yukon district from Bennett to Dawson, and branch to Atlin City, $147,500; Quesnelle to Atlin, British Coluo - bia, via Stikine river and Tealin lake, about 900 miles of telegraph lines, $225,000; public buildings, $152,500; trail from Edmonton towards Yukon district (revote), $14,700; rents for public buildings, 1898-99 and 1899-1900, $27,000; allowance to officers and men of the Northwest Mounted Police on account of customs duties collected on the Yukon frontier in $1897-8*0 by members of the force, $6,000. For Hon. Mr. Sifton’s northwest elevator and warehouse commission $5,000 is asked. * London,July 1 ished first on S v v the Ditton Selling park'today. Mu$ovado was sec end and All Sunsline third. In the race for t e Eclipse stakes the Duke of Wesln nster’s colt Fly­ ing Fox was firs, the Duke oi Westminster’s coll Frontier second, and Prince Solly! iff’s B. C. Nirus third. This race ( rries the largest stakes of any on he English turf. —$50,000. The annual Klin and Harrow cricket match o ened today at Lords, with bril ant attendance and weather. Th e was the usual gathering of fasl iotiable people, ladies prédomina ing. A large number of lunch p rties were given on the grounds wb ch had the usu­ al picnic Appear r.e. Eton won the toss and wen to bat and at lunch time had sc red 212 runs for six wickets. Thw went all out finally for 274 rur . Southampton, J ly 14.—It trans­ pires that a " new 1 w in , even larger than the present ne, is being con­ structed for the cup challenger Shamrock in the belief that the lighter air in Aeerica will enable her to carry a considerably greater expanse of call as than during her trial race with tie Britannia. Bristol, July Gold for C anadian B an ks. Seattle, July 13.—The North American Trading and Transporta­ tion company’s steamer Roanoke arrived here last night from St. Michel’ s, Alaska, with between 500 and 600 passengers and $2,000,000 oj: $3,000,000 worth of gold dust. The lowest estimate is $1,750.000, and the‘ highest $3,500,000. This latter estimate is that of Purser Newcom e , in whose custody a large pa t of the treasure was. He included in his figures the amounts in posse! sion of individual passen­ gers. Mbst of the gold was shipped by the Canadian Bank of Com­ merce, thh Bank of British North Trading and Transportation com­ pany. The largest individual amount was said to belong to the McDonald brothers, who are cred ited with $500,000 worth. The steamer Garbnue sailed from St Michael’ s for Vancouver previous to the Roanoke with almost, if not fully, as much gold aboard. It is estimated that the two steamers carry over $6,000,000. Rush to Barren Land. St. Michael’s, Alaska, July 4 ( vA Seattle, July 18).-— A country as extensively advertised and fully as barren of gold as the Koyukuk is Kotzebue sound. During the past year and a half thousands of pros­ pectors have turned their attention to this section of Alaska, and have fully prospected the Kowak and other streams, which were supposed to carry gold in large quantities, but which upon trial have proven counterfeit. When the news of the “strike” on the Koyukuk reached this part of Alaska a .great many started from Kotzebue with dog and hand sleds, only to find a country even more barren of gold than their original stamping ground. It is these men who are now returiiing to their homes broken in health and spirits, and in many instances obliged to de pend upon the United States gov­ ernment to get them out of the country. Louisville, Ky., July 18.—Thos. N. Noies, who left New Albany 15 months ago to take a position as chief engineer on one of the steam­ ers of the Alaska Navigation com­ pany, plying in the Yukon river, has returned to his home a raving maniac, his insanity having been caused by suffering frOm cold in the northwest. A letter received from William Rahner, a compan­ ion of Noies, says the latter became insane at Androfsky last February and set fire to the hotel at which the men were quartered. Rahner writes that a number of men con­ nected with the boats had become insane on account of the severity of the climate. The other day, at Pallasbeg, near Cappamore, in the county of Limerick, Christopher O’ Brien, a young farmer residing in this dis­ trict, was fired at while working on his farm, and Wounded by a bullet which passed through his left shoulder. O’Brien is the tenant of a substantial farm of some fortj’- five Irish acres,- and a dispute which has arisen in connection with the tenancy is the cause assigned for the* outrage. The wounded man’ s elder brother, Patrick, was arrested on the charge of shooting his brother* 14.—The Glouces- lians were all out rfins in the first in- tralians yesterday tershire eleven the cricket match with the Austr today for 240 nings. The Au made 377 runs! in their first in­ nings. ___ _ _ TH E ATH 1.ITIC CONTEST. London Papers Ml Comment on tfie Meeting Formally. London, July 1 4.—All the morn­ ing papers pul ,ish editorials ex­ pressing congra ulations upon the immense succef of the athletic meeting at the Q leen’sclub on Sat­ urday, and ex] ressing the hope that it will not ie the last of such contests. All coi îpliment the mem­ bers of the An irican team upon their splendid p dormance. The Daily G aphic thinks the climate had flom thing to do with the result. “It is easy to 1 ffieve the rumor that illness was ie cause of Har­ vard’ s record h lder in the half- mile event runu ng far below his form.” The Standard says: “Any hos­ tility which maw have ever existed between the twc| people has been owing to their Ignorance of each other, and nothing is better calcu­ lated to remove it than such meet­ ings as that sf Saturday. Diplo­ macy and commerce create jeal­ ousies quite as often as they remove them, while nothing but good is likely to result from the social ag- ing up between those in whose hands will the shaping of the An­ glo-Saxon race. We trust the meet­ ing may take firm, root as annual gatherings.” The Daily Telegraph says: “Both countries ought to be proud of their representatives. Such scenes are worth going miles to see, not solely for their own sake, but for all they imply of keen, brotherly competi­ tion betwëén two sects of the An­ glo-Saxon race.” Dwelling on the defeat of the much-dreaded Burke, the' Telegraph says it is only fair to ad­ mit that he was by no means in good trim. The Dally Chronicle says: “ If international athletic trials were common, diplomatists might be driven to move a peace conference to lay an embargo on them, ja u n ­ diced observers on the continent who hope for a breach of the Anglo- American understanding will not find it at the Queen’ s club. “Harvard and Yale are shorter in the wind than Cambridge, but Thorn himself might be jealous of Boat of Harvard. The Times says: “Englishmen would not have grudged the Ameri­ cans their triumph in the least de­ gree if the fortune had been re­ versed. As it is, they will feel that a victory is a very little thing com­ pared with the pluck and sports­ manlike spirit displayed by both sides and with the friendly rela- ti^llS bofcvroc.1.1. th e tw o Lua»lUllCD L * I tbq Anglo-Saxon race, of which they trust this match is a token.” The sporting papers are unusu­ ally enthusiastic over the brilliant success of /the meeting, and are especially pleased with the thought that they are .not deficient in stam­ ina. The Sportsman and Sporting Life each deyote nearly a page to description qf the meeting. Mr. Wyndham, replying to Col. Long with respect to the progress made by the British army, stated that the ultimate establishment aimed at was : Cavalry of the line, 18,559; horse and field artil­ lery, 21,144 ;j garrison artillery, 22,717; foot guards, 8,725 ; infan- : try of the line, 142,272. The cavalry was 822 below the estab­ lishment on March 31, 1898, and 1 in 1899 ; the horse and and field artillery, 2,085 in 1899 ; the garrison artillery, 3,193 in 1898 and 2,138 in 1899 ; the foot guards, 1,948 in 1398 and 1,274 in 1899, and tho infantry 12,421 in 1898 and 8,135 in 1899. AVENUE, NEAR DAWSON. Under the Resident Management of ISIDORE M eW m . BOURKE, M.D., M.C.H., M.A., Surgeon Major Retired, English Army, Late Physician to St. Raphael’ s Hospital, &c , Lon­ don, England. DR. BOURKE will be assisted by a house physician and a staff oj trained nurses. There are twenty-six separate bed rooms for patients each independantly ventilated to the outside air, and there are eitting rooms and verandahs. Steam, Hot Water, Hot Air, Cold, Medicated, and Shower Baths Also water closets on the dry earth system on each of the three floors. Electric Bells. Light Lifts. Pasteur’s patent filters used for water supply. Terms inclusive from Ten Dollars a day. Stimulants and Medi­ cal Attendance are Extras. DR. BOURKE Will See Patients from Five Dollars a Day, or Patients can arrange with any physician they choose. Out Patients will be treated at the Hospital from Five Dollars. Annual Tickets, entitling to a year’s attendance and medi­ cine, Fifty Dollars (a reduc­ tion to families). All Payments Strictly in Advance. Yukon .Pioneer Trading Posts General Merchandise %«d Miners’ Outfitters. Mining properties b o u g h t and sold. Trading in all kinds of Furs. Exchange sold on Seattle, San Francisoo, •New York and London. O ’B R I E p & jV IO R flN All goods and outfits © f ’ best „ .. All representations as to claims thoroughly Teimbw. All business done with accuracy and speed. All persons dealing with fts -always satisfied. Klondyke City, Circle City and Forty Mile. "'xvrc L . J. K. SPARLING, Mem. Man. N. W. T. and Yukon Bar Barrister, Advocate, Attorney, Notary Public, Conveyancer.... Office— -Room 4 Victoria House. D E . ' D A C R E DUNN, O f f ic e—Fmst A v e . in F ir e D is t Office Hours- 8 to 10 a.m., 3 to 6 p.m. p.m. 8 to 10 D R. A . F . EDWARDS O f f ic e — F ir st A v e . in F ir e D is t, Office Hours— 8 to 11 a.m., 2 to 4 p.m., 6 to 8 a.m. D r. ALEX MACDONALD M . B. O . M . Edinburgh University. Late House Physician and House Sur­ geon Royal Intirmary. and Demon­ strator of Anatomy, Edinburgh Uni­ versity. Office 3: T h e A u r ora. Hours: 9 to 11 a. m., 2 to 6 p. m. jyr MoT.FOn Physician and Surgeon. Office—Grand Forks at No. 5 Bo nanza, next to Miners’ Home. D r. J. W. G ood, M. B. S. R. C. P. Edinburgh. Physician and Surgeon, late Surgeon to Winnipeg and St. Boniface Hos­ pital. Special attention to Surgery and diseases of the eye and ear, Office, next door to McPherren & John­ son’s Store. First avenue. - - - Telephone No 16. DR. BURRY, P h y sic ia n and S urgeo n. Late House Physician and Surgeon London Hospital ; late poor-law Medical Officer and Public Vaccinator, Hamp­ shire, England. T he Gkben Tkke, Room 9, Front-street. j\]Tational Rolled O ats HIGHEST AWARD WORLD’S FAIR J. B. T yrrell, M. A., B. Sc. Fellow of the Geological Societies of London and America. Corresponding member of the Royal Scottish Geogra­ phical Society. Recipient of a diploma and award from the Royal Geographical Society. Member of the American and Canadian Institutes of Mining Engi­ neers, etc. Fifteen years Geologist in the • . Geological survey of Canada. C onsulting M ining E ng in eer. Mining Properties valued and PnrA i»tû/l lin n T I Second house Back of Klondike Hotel, Dawson, Y. T. ADVICE to persons about to marry: Choose your Wedding Cards at M in e r office. EX-ROBT. KERR ^recently the Miner received envelopes, letter paper, bill and account paper, blotting paper, statements, cardboard, binding mate­ rial, ball programmes, ladies’ and gents’ visiting cards, shipping tags, luggage labels, etc., etc. THE MINER has a two years’ supply of printers’ stock, and must clear more than half it. Will sell attraction over coflt ; try us; competition defied. Notice. Our files from September ist to date is at all times open for inspection to cap­ tains of steamers and all travellers. CHEAP dodgers for tradesmen. The Miner has just received tradesmen’s cuts. Will do good and cheap work in advertising or job. Ask our price. BALL PROGRAMMES, several kinds, with tassels and pencils attached, for sale at Miner office. POR SALE— Two bench claims off 9 and 10, Eldorado, first tier, left limit, pay located. Inquire at M r. Johnson’s, mouth of Fox gulch, or Erret and Oal- sa, on claims. BOOK BINDING at Miner—material just in by the steamer Robert Kerr. V 'T H E KLONDIKE MINES! has oft liahd a full line of Stationery and are selling same at a H ttl«s better tharf Hay, Grain, Meals, Flour, MM Feed, BRACKMAN & KER, MILL IMG Co, Ltd VICTORIA and VANCOUVER. THE DOIVISNION C oo per fc T h o s. O’Brien, Props. fin e st Brand« -of Wines, Liquors and Bigars. FIRST AVENUE, D'AWSON. ^ established 1888.] F. C. Innés Company, Limited, MINES AND MINING. KLONDŸKE CLAIMS A SPECIALITY, We invite correspondence from Miners and Prospectors having Claims for Sale. VANCOUVER. BRITISH COLUMBIA. WILSON BROTHERS, W holesale - G rocers - and - I mporters, s.- ■ 76, 79 and 80 Wharf Street, VICTORIA. AND 11 Powebl-street, V ictoria. We carry the largest Stock in British Columbia, and m ake a specialty in outfitting miners. Page Ponsford Brothers, ENGLISH IMPORTER'S, -H astings Street W est, V ancouver, B.O.— We hold the largest Stock of Klondyke clothing ’ in the City. Englinh Importers of high-class Furnishings. ~ William Ralph, 24 Cordova Street, V ancouver, B-.C. DEALER ik Miners’ 'Outfits-, Steel Caifip Stoves, Picks and Shovels, Gold Bans, etc. All Kinds of Supplies Suitable for the Klondyke‘ GolBMâs Dawson Saw M ill and B uilding Co-, LUMBER, BUILDING AND DIMENSION LUMBER OF ÀLL fclftijg AT LOWEST MARKET RATES. We furnish plans and Spécifications, and Estimates For Bùilding, and having oui Own Plant Can Furnish Material, and Take Contracts at Bedrock Prices. SATISFACTION GUARANTEKD; SM ifEÈ & HOBBS, P ro p rie to rs. 475 From Street,’ Daw£&f T H E K L O N D IK E M IN E R A N D Y U K O N A D V E R T IS E R , F R ID A Y , A U G U S T 11, 1899. BUSY AS  BEE Hi YE. ■ All About the TAtlin Creek - Claims, What follows below is a detailed account'oh the' ■ Claim'Oman’s trip-on • Spruce creek 'from'142 below up to '82 below. It will be observed that the average1 number of men on ’ each claim visited is four. This ■does not include many men on benches who arc'un able'to work on - account of not having water facili­ ties. Many miners give informa­ tio n freely, but the great bulk will ‘ disclose nothing, not oven their bank account. On one claiin, 101, J. Willison, disclosed; the. most, per- lljape because his inner man had been satisfied before -the interview. • He has 16 men working and pays -$5 per day. This is sufficient proof • that he is taking out good gold. Mr. Willison told the writer that ■ assayed by the bank of II. N. A. off his claim went H i 17.34, land this the highest in the district,. Fred. Miller on Pine is paying.$5 'and #8 a day, the latter working ’ O n bedrock. A good many men •'are working for $1 a day on this 'creek, and also on Spruce creek— .•just exactly what it takes to keep a work horse in oats and hay for one • day. The first claim visited was on LITTLE SPRUCE. 'The Henjv, group—Taking out : $9 a 3ay to the man, seven w oii'k- iing. SPRUCE. Y42—D. A. Wagner .and W. M. ‘Spiwrell, taking about an ounce a ' day to the man, two men. Ï42, bench—C. R. Carter, A. T. Carter-and C. Xwedie—Little gold, • doing lots of work, five men work-. Hug, 141, creek—Tom Phillips, some • gold, five men. 140 and 139, creek—J. “ Mitchel- son, prospecting, good showing. 140, bench—Little Charlie group, • taking out good gold, four men, 139, bench—A. Godfrey and Mr. ’ - • ‘ Eaton, will put on eight men, "work night and day. 138, creek—Col. Mallett, getting ’ ‘ sluices ready, four men. 138, bench—R. A. Brock, J. S. Kennedy and E. B. Northrup, about $i0 a day to the man, ten hours’ work, four men. 136, creek—Col. Mallett. Eaag., taking out very good gold all along, : four men.- 136, bench—8. L. Busse, not working. 135, creek—T. Campbell, taking out gold, doing well. 135, bench—Capt. Martin, very good results, fouç men. 134, creek—N. Hartly, working in conjunction with 185 creek, ex­ cellent results, four men. 134, bench—Capt. Martin, Wood and Scott, big pay, excellent claim, best in vicinity, three men. 133, creek—S. Olsen, justarrived on claim, starting in with four men. 133, bench—Blakie brothers, good results, laid off last two days, two men. 132 and 131, creeks—P. Kemp and E. C. Cutcliff, very good, three .men, put more when able to work 'them. 1130 and 129, benches—J. Roo and 1 1 3 ardill, making fairly good wages, four men. 130, creek—G. Thomas, good re­ sults, :two men. ■ .i 3 :2 9 ,■ creek—J. Anderson, three ‘•men;rwill work more if we can i make it pay. 128, creek—W. Hansen, doing vweli, first clean up was One pound jf gold, three days ago; lots of fine quartz nuggets, six men working. 128., bench—J. Fortin, good pros­ pects. " / .-127, creek—Joe Mathian, taking out two ounces a day O n top, not got to bed rock yet, last fall took • out $30, $22, $14 and lots of $5 nuggets; from 132 to 124 the claims are all good. Spruce creek will ‘take out more gold than any other creejc .in -.the district, have six men. ;126 and 125, creek—(Where the •big . nugget was found J, five men •working- 124, creek—Bob Shaver, five mien. 123, creek—A. G, Tracy, nine unen working, night and day, mak­ ing good wages, not on bedrock, •claims 'working on bedrock doing well. . - i ' ' : ‘ ■ 123.. bench fraction—Taking ‘ put bacon and beans, you can’t put my naine in the paper, two men. j 122. creek il. J. Donnelly anti IJ. E. Scarlett, three men working, 80 feet stripped, seen enough of bedrock to s'ay that it promises Nothing extra h o far, though pros­ pects very good, four men working. 114; and 113, creek—H. Rhinc- hart and Mr. Rennick, good clean­ up on Saturday night, three men. . 312, creek—Ed. Jury, doing dead work, four men. Ill, creek—S. H. Yeomans, water drowning us out, thvte men work­ ing. 110, creek—Mrs. Freeman, in dis­ pute 108, creek—J. R. and E. M. Clay, dead work principally, good pros­ pects, two men. 105, creek—Tom Pattison, fin­ ished putting pump on today, Sat­ urday, four men. 104 and 1Û 3, creeks and benches —F. Frandson aild J. H. Percival, ten men working, night and day shift, started to sluice on the creek, have been working bench; if creek shows as well as bench Pm satis­ fied; took two nuggets off bench. 102, creek—In dispute. 102, bench—J. H. Percival, good piospects,' benches all along here- showing up very well. 101, creek—J. Willison and E. Leaberman, 16 men working, nine day and seven night, making very good wages, clean up every two days, gold is very fine, paying $5 a day wages, gold assays at B.B.N. A ., Atlin, $17.84, the highest in the district. 101, bench—J. Willison, starting ii\ itéwofk, bringing wa® er ihr^j 100, crek—C. Wood; six min, if they got to Twlrock' they will get paid,-if there, is ar,y thing oil bed­ rock for them. 9.9, creel?—Mr. Siegl'e, three men working, good results.. G. E. O. Prowse, ttoo groups of hill claim's, 13 men working, prin­ cipally prospecting, with fair re­ sults, testing claims for best method for future working.. 92, creek—J. L. Smith, changed hands the other day. 91, creak—J. W. Reece, four men working, not washed- yet, putting in pump. 90, creek—John Wallace Brown and L. McNeill, four men working, good wages, prospects better. 89, creek—Mr. Clarke, two men working. 88, creek—S. J. Marquis, getting in shape for sluicing. 87 and 86, creeks—C. A. and P. K . Lindsay, seven men working, just ditching. 84, creek—D. A, Cootes and T. Tidcman, prospecting.. S3 and 82—P. Tarron, three men, prospecting, getting ready. P IN E AND W ILLOW NOTES. Dr. Mitchell has started work on his claims above discovery on Pine. Fred Miller cleaned up on Sun day morning for the first time since turning the creek, and the result was very good. He.says the ground on the other side of the creek is richer than-that previously worked. He is working 18 men, two shifts. Ouhi;idge,and Bloomfield, 2 above on Pine, started in working their claims on Tuesday. D. Menzies, No. 1 on Willow, clean-up for two days on Thursday of last week was 36 ounces. He has 18 men working. MILLIONS IN GOLD. Treasure Estimated at Over $7,oao,» ooo Brought Out from Dawson. Vance aver, B. C., July 19.—Five hundred and fifty passengers ar­ rived on the'Garonne last night. She is the: biggest treasure-ship yet out from Dawson. The Bank of British North America alone brought out $3,000,000 worth of duet, and there was from $1,000,000 to $1,500,COO besides-this. .-A con­ servative estimate -of the treasure was $3,-500,000. Many, passengers, however, were convinced that there we:e $5.000,000 on board. Cornelius Lanon of.Boston said that thousands were leaving Daw­ son owing to their indignation at the conduct of the ■ Canadian gov­ ernment. Lanon says that* the Canadian government, through Mr. •Sition’ s insUootions to Mr.Ogilvie, has closed up the benches on Hun­ ker, Eldorado andtBonanza creeks, that is, have ,put a blanket claim on all claims not staked. .M0re-than a dozen passengers confirmed this story, but none were able to give a reason for the gov­ ernment’ s action. .M ost of the'passengers estimated the output of this year gt $12,000,- 000, and Stated that tjio Klondike was good for many years to come. Kenneth Sl^wart and James Mc­ Pherson, two Scotsmen from Daw­ son, are optimistic experienced miners. 'Both say they never saw anything in Australia of California to equal in richness Eldorado and Bonanzo. The output this season the}' place at $25,000,000, but they say the mining laws are the worst under the sun. They strongly urge the Ottawa, government to abolish the royalty. disposition. He never engaged in polities, civic or provincial,‘but preferred rather the quiet and em­ ployment of the hom^ about which he made so artistic and beautiful its exterior surrohndiugs. As in an old-timer said: /“A11 esteem him who know him.’? /Mr. Brown had no children of his,own, hut he and his wife qdepiedi the child of one of the old OarilMo friends, to whom they have Gen in every re­ spect a father and mother.—Van­ couver World. Information Wanted. Thomas Johnston,'list heard of as marine engineer oh Alliert river, Queensland, Australia ; thought to: have come to Klondike. Any in­ formation that will yield any know­ ledge of him will he thoroughly ac­ knowledged by his brother James Johnston, No. 3 Monte Ciirisioj gulch, Bonanza creek. Martin, Joslins Griffin, M ining B ro k e rs, F in a n c ia l A gents, Counselor. & Attorneys in Courts of U nite» S tates and Alaska. Take your mangy and diseased dogs to Stioff’s Pioneer Drug store. , 1 * T o.B e Tested in H ospitals. Washington, Juno 29.—Dr. Oscar Leow, one of the expert, vegetable pathologists of the agricultural de­ partment-, has developed to what he believes is a point of practical use new treatment of germ diseases, which promises to supersede the serum treatment, now - in use in diphtheria, fevers and many other diseases. The experiments have reached a stage where they can be tested in hospitals. The treatment is similar in some respects to the serum treatment, hut depends on a different, principle, the basic idea being the presence, of a class of fer­ ments. known as enzymes, which are produced by the same bacteria that produce the disease. It is be­ cause of the production or rather overproduction of a certain enzyme that a disease such, as typhoid will ‘‘run in course,” and then die out of the system. The bacteria in this case, it is stated, are simply killed out by the fermept they produce. The object of the new treatment is to produce a pure enzyme which, introduced into the human system, will kill the disease germs without, 'injuring the patient. '121, bench - Black Diamond, prospected and showing good. T21, creek F. Kirschner, four ipep,finished putting in pump on Saturday, good pay so far. j. 12B, ‘ ereek and bench—U. L. Tipgling, three men working, have had dirt run as high as $25 to thé yard, hnd "some didn’t run at all. On bench there is a 42 foot' shaft, ;goi'ng‘ - tt run tunnel from creek. " 119, creek—C. L. Parish and Joe Ruddérham, doing lots of dead . work, look for good wage3, three ïnen working. 118, creek—Just changed hands!, ‘ commence work on Monday. 117, creek—W. W. Stanner 'Co:, five men working, doing well, (one inan who was standing by said he saw a whiskey bottle full of gold off this claim), clean up every night, taking out $100 a day steady, 116, creek—Ed. Jury, five men working, ,f 115, creek—P, McNichols and G. ftould. Mrs, McNichols sai'dt In cen d iary Fires. Denver, Col., July 17.-— A special from Price, Utah, says: A second- fire within a week occurred at Fort Duchesne on Saturday night, when the quartermaster’ s stables and contents were entirely consumed! Nineteen mules were burned to death; loss, $20,000. 'An officer says that both fires were incen­ diary.. Some believe that they are the work of old Sowewic and his band of White river fîtes, who are preparing to go back to Colorado, and who are trying .to destroy the cavalry equipments of : the soldiers so that they can,not follow them. Gallatin, Tenn., July 17.—Last night the entire south side of the public square was destroyed; loss, $75,000. The principal block was destroyed. The Tomkins opera house and 'postoffice were burned,, but the mail and records saved. Notice. I particularly desire that' any fault, inattention, want of courtesy, or non­ delivery of the M i n k k by our crefck or town carriers, bo reported to me as quickly as. possible, ‘ Boss A. R u m o a l l , Manager. Richest Fifty. Here is a list of the fifty parsons in the United States witli fortunes so large as to be “ beyond the dreams of avarice,” with a state­ ment of how they made their money : Increase in the value of land— William Waldorf Astor, John Jacob Astor, Mrs William A& ior, El- bridge T. Gerrv, Mrs. Hetty Green, Mrs, Bradley Martin, Robert Goe- let, all of New York; J. Montgom­ ery Sears, Boston. Building and operating railroads and speculations in railway shares —Russell Sage, Roswell P. Flower, George J. Gould, Collis P. Hunt- ington, Samuel Thomas, Cornelius Vanderbilt, William K. Vander­ bilt, Frederick W. Vanderbilt, George W. Vanderbilt, William C. Whitney, Mrs. William D. Sloane, .New York; John I. Blair, New Jersey. In producing, refining and sell­ ing petroleum—John D. Archbold, Henry M. Flagler, H. H. Rogers, William Rockefeller, John I). Rockefeller, NeW’ York ; Oliver Payne, fCleveland. In commerce and subsequent in­ vestments—James M. Constable, Henry D. Marquand, Joseph Mill- bank, Adrian Iselin, New York; Marshall Field, L. Z. Leiter, Pal­ mer Potter, Chicago. In sugar refining—H. 0. Have- meyer, New York. In hanking and other invest­ ments—Darus O . Mills, J. Pierpont Morgan, New York. By inheritance and from the telephone—J. Malcolm Forbes, of Boston. In mining for gold, silver, cop­ per, etc.—J. B. Ilaggin, of Cali­ fornia; Mrs. George Hearst, of San Francisco; John W. Mackay, of San Francisco; W. A. Clark, of Montana; Marcus Dal}', of Mon­ tana. In iron and steel—Andrew Car­ negie, of New York. In steamboats, river and lake transportation—Alfred Van Sant-: vord, of New York; H. M. Hanna, of Cleveland. In packing meats—Philip D. Ar­ mour, of Chicago. * In insurance—Henry B. Hyde, of New York. An Old-Timer Dead. The many old-timers who were acquainted with the events and personages that made the early his­ tory of this province, will learn- with especial.regret of the death at his resuienOG, Beacon Hill, of Rob-, fvt Hewev Brown. The deceased W as born in Yorkshire, England, in i$32, .where he spent his child­ hood and early youth. Plis first acquaintance with British Colum­ bia was in the days of the Frazer river mining excitement, when, in 1858, he made one of the crowd of miners then on the river. Later on he went into the Cariboo, having claims at different times on Grouse creek and Stout’ s gulch, about ’65 or ’66. He was also manager of the Lane & Kurtz Mining company, taking charge of the day shift, while J. P. Burgess, of Victoria, took charge of the night shift. There he remained till 1870, when he left for • ' Southern Oregon, hav­ ing attained interests there that kept him for some time in that part. Abôut thirteen or fourteen years ago he r'etUrned to Victoria, and took up his residence at* Beacon Hill, where he has lived ever since. Mr. Brown was one of the J; P.’ s of the province, arid occupied the po­ sition, though never actively, until the recent changes of1 the present government. The many friends who knew him in the early days agree in speaking of Mr. Brôwn as a sober, industrious, quiet and higly estimable person. He was of a * quiet mode of life, and retiring in F;OR SÀTJΗ Canoe, good, cheap skiff- g bargain; cedar puuf, 200 feet ’ .limber bolted; given away. Miner office. FOR SALE—Shot and powder under cost. Canoe at half the price paid in May last. Apply Miner. WANTED.—4 x 5 Dry plates or cut films. Apply at Miner office. LADIES’ and gents’ visiting cards in quantities at the Miner offee. WM. JOYCE’S oiiice. paper: I s at Miner W ILL, persons advertising in w ant­ ed and sale colum ns Miner please call and receive their letters. T. D. G R EE N . Sc. Civil E ngineer ---AND- D ominion L a, ;n Surveyor. Sixteen years experience with the Dominion gove Office—Harper stre Third avertie riment. ;t, corner of TERRITORY. L COURT, states of Caspar YUKON TN THE TERRITORY 1. In the matter of the Amacher, Lewis Olson,/William Heine, Eli George, and All'r id Gustin, de­ ceased. All persons indebted o any of the de­ ceased persons above-named are re­ quired to satisfy suth indebtedness forthwith. And all (persons having claims against the deceased persons above-named are hereby notified to send in their accounts, duly verified by statutory declaration tonne on or before the 15th day of August,, 1899, after which date I shall forthwith proceed to dispose of the estates of the above-named deceased persons, having regard only to such claims as shall then have been sent in to me and verified as aforesaid. Dated at Dawson in the Yukon Terri­ tory this 12th day of July, 1899. F. L. GWILLIM, Administrator of the estates of persons above-named. TENDERS FOR PLACER MINING CLAIMS ON DOMINION CREEK, IN THE YUKON TERRITORY. Sealed tenders addressed to the undersigned and marked on the envel­ ope “ Tender for a placer miner claim ” will be received at this Department until noon on Friday the 1st day of .September, 1899, for placer claims and fractions of claims on Dominion creek reserved for the Crown. The following is a list of the numbers of the claims and fractions and the ap­ proximate frontages thereof as surveyed by Messrs. James Gibbous and R. W. Cautley, Dominion Land-Surveyors. BELOW UPPER DISCOVERY. L ength in ft. 8 3 ,3 12.25 43 60. ABOVE LOWER DISCOVERY. No. L ength in ft. No. 1A 1 2 6 A 2 A 5 9 . 1 1 0 A 4 A 1 ,2 5 - NO, L ength in ft. No, 1 A .0 10 A 2 A 19 15 A a a • 30.Ô ‘ S \ A 8 A ‘ 87.4 L ength in ft. 33.0(1 143.25 BELOW LOWER DISCOVERY. No. L ength in ft. No. L ength in 1 A 50.3 74 A 21,8 8 A - 34.00 75 A} 24.7 9 A * ,. 39.25 76 f 500- 10 A 133. 77 I 449.8 11 A 98.4 78 i 3.6 12 1 1 .113.51 80 ; 431.3 13 A 08.5 81 At i 88 15.3 16 A 40.25 - 500 lf C 33.8 84 500 18 A 164.7 85 500 20 202.1 86 500 21 A 71.9 87 500 22 A 60.7 87 A 500 23 446.2 87 B 387.9 25 500 89 A. 35.1 2 ( 120.66 91 500 33 500. 92 f 500 34 500 93 500 35 500 ,94 . -i 500 3 ( 500 95 500 37 500 96 500 38 352 97 500 08 A 94.7 98 500 69 A 40.5 99 500 70 A 72.6 100 478.7 71 73 A 414.4 12.3 101 • J • 119 Each tender shall specify the numbers of the claims and fractiotjs tendered for, and also the amount of bonus offered for each claim and fraction. The lender may be for the whole lot or any one or more of the claims and 1 fractions,, and must be accompanied by an accepted cheque in favor of the Minister of the Interior for ten per cent.lof the amount offered, one-half of the remainder to be paid, into the Department of the Interior at Ottawa or to tire Commissioner of the Yukon Territory, at Dawson, within thir­ ty days from notice of acceptance of ten­ der, and the balance within six months thereafter, with interest at the rate ot four per cent, per annum, entries for the claims and fractions will be granted in ac­ cordance with the Placer Mining Regula­ tions on acceptance of tender. The entries-will be subject to the usual royalty and the provisions, of the said •Regulations from time to time in force, except as to- representation ‘ provided for by Clause 39, which will not be required. The 'claims a'lid fractional claims for which entries may fir grahted shall not include any-portion'of the bench or hill claims for ■ which entry "may have been previously granted. 1 The highest or afiy tender not neces­ sarily accepted. • JOHN R.-HALL, Secretary. •Department of the Interior, Ottawa, 27th-*M ay, 1899. Dawson City Office—2nd Street. between 1st and 2nd Avenues. Seattle Office—Collins Block, cor. 2nd Ave. and James St. References—Any of the Judges of of the State or Federal Courts in Seattle or to any bank in Seattle. In Dawson—To the Alaska Com­ mercial Company. Any kind of legal business in the Courts of the/United States and Alaska promptly and carefully attended to. Loans a I nvestments -Negotiated. Correspondence from non-residents invited. G. W . W eeks C . IV . R obson Weeks & Robson, Importers and Dealers in Groceries, Provisions, Wines, ’ Liquors, Tobaccos and Cigars Complete Outfits for the Klondyke Detailed Prices on Application 542 and 550 Hastings St., West VANCOUVER, B. C. The M ontreal Hotel Second Ave. Chabot & Sullivan Wines Liquors and Cigars Single Beds,$l. First Class Rooms HOTEL BUTLER. GRAND FORKS, ELDORADO Finest Wines, Liquors and Cigars. Dining Room in connection—Meals at all hours......... First-Class Accommodation BILLY THOÎV1ÀS, Manager. F a ir v ie w H o tel and Cafe. Under New management. All Modern Improvements. European or Americau Plain Meals served at all hours—Best Imported Wines and Liquors in llie city. * COX & GATES, Proprietors, AN DERSO N BROS, __ _ _ _ _ WALL PAPER a n d SIGNS. We have got a good Stock of Wall Paper and Paints left for those who wish to have their places fixed up for Spring. Now is the lime to make contracts. . . . . . . . TIME TABLE...... W HITE PASS & YUKON ROUTE. S U 3J E C T T O C H A N C E W I T H O U T N O T I t . Train No. 3, Mix’d Daily. Train No. 1, Pass. Daily. f Train STATIONS |No, 2, j Pass. 'Daily. Train No. 4, Mix’d Daily. A .M . P. M. Lv. Ar. ' p. m. A. M. 8.00 3.30 Skaguay ' 6.30 10.45 8.07 3.35 Shops 6.25 10.37 Stock Y ards.......... 8.20 3.50 Boulder 6.15 10.25 Viaduct ......... 8.35 4 05 Rocky Point 6.00 10.10 8.45 4.17 Clifton 5.48 9.56 9.00 4.20 Ileney 1 5.20 9.35 Glacier ......... White P u b s 9.25 4.45 Ar. Lv.l 4.45 9.25 Connections at Skagnay with all Steamship Lines to and from Seattle, Tacoma, San Francisco, Portland, Victoria and Vancouver. GENERAL OFFICES DEXTER HORTON JM L D 1N G . . . . SEATTLE, WASH. H. M. M ’CARTNEY Geu’l Pass, and Freight Agent, Skaguay, Alaska. L, H. GRAY Gen’l Traffic Manager, Dexter Horton Bld’g. Seattle, Wash. 3 S T O T IO E . T he V an cou ver Board of T rade Gives notice that the GOVERNMENT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Have established an Assay Of­ fice in Vancouver, and that the '■batiks and merchants will nego­ tiate the' Certificates issued by ' the' Government Assayer, Mr. ‘ ■ 'W i Pellew-Harvey. Location of office, Pender street,city of Vau- ■ 'couver. CHARLES E. T1SDALL, President. FOR ' SALE.—Bills of Sale, O.K.’d by ■Government; Lay Forms, Agreements aftd’Option forms, Minïu Office. ENVELOPES, all sorts-'and Sizes,'at ■ •'M i- néh office, i D A G G E R ! A WARNING TO MINERS. A long winter, hard work and constant exposures have sapped your vitality. Y ’o feel worn out and tired, dizzy with pains in your hack, etc. Get yourself into condition, or the gold of your paystreak wifi be as drafts - -qm, A SANDON’ S ELECTRIC BELT ■ O R AN EDISON’S ELECTRIC BELT Will Restore your Vitality and put your System in Order S / E le c tr ic Belts Will Posifrely Cure I Edison Eiecuie Belts . S C S a n t a Electric Betts SE Will Positively Rheumatism, Kidney Trou ‘ bles, Lame Back, Neuialgia Varicocele, indigestion, Spi­ nal Troubles, Erysipelas, Sciatica, Paralysis, Hj'ster- ia, Lost Manhood, After Ef­ fects of Influenza, General Debility. Prevalent Dawson anil Vicinity. T C I a o a r x ic ig ie C i g a r Store. Next to Joe’s Juneau Restaurant. - U'ront St N orth American Transportation and Trading Company. MICHAEL CUDAHY, President. JOHN H. DWIGHT, Vice-President. / J. J. HEALY, General Manager. C. A. WE A RE, Treasurer. ULRIÇ KING, Secretary. IT 'x -a c a .iix g ; 3? q s ît ® s Healy, Alaska Hamilton Landing Weare, Yukon River Peavy,' Kyokuk River Rampart City Fort Yukon Circle City Fort Cudahy, N.W.T. Dawson City, N.W.T CHICAGO OFFICE—729 The Rookery. MERCHANTS, JOBBERS & CARRIERS. Miners Supplies a Speciality. Estimates Furnished for Mining Machinery. All Goods Guaranteed First Quality. Rpgt i e S a m Lumber ! Lumber ! Lumber ! CORDWOOD FOR SALE. Sluice and Flume Lumber a ALL KINDS OF DIMENSION LUMBER CUT TO ORDER. lowest prices in the Klondike. Speeial attention given to mining lumber, and contracts taken to deliver same on any of the-creeks. Two miles shorter hauling for claim owners. Offices: At Mill, near upper Klondike feiry.. City office, Stauff & Zilly, À. C. office building. BOYLE & SLAVIN, Proprietofs McMillan and Hamilton, W iio l k s a l e G r o c e r s a n d P r o v is io n M e r c h a n t s. • Vancouver, B7C. i T H E K L Ü N b iR Ë M 1N ËË Â K Î) Y U K O N A D V E R T IS E R , F R ID A Y , A U G U ST i l , i m M I N I N G H O T E S . A creditable piece of work has just'been completed by A. It. Thompson, II,M. Adarng and Gains brothers, owners of No. I,. Mo»te Cristo. At a cost sf $ÎO ;,0W they have- brought water from two and a haK miles tip Boulder creek around to Monte 'Cristo: The work necessi­ tated the building of 8000 feet of flume, taking upwards of 30^900 feet of lumber, every board of which Vas wbipsawed. Besides-supplying No. 1 with waten for' ground sluic­ ing, the water is for safe at a rea- Bonablfe figure^ tu claims bn the vi­ cinity, W. R. Mclntyr. o has- returned from Circle City to meet, his wife and little boy, who- arrived on the "Victorian. Mr. Mclntye has prop­ erty near Circle, and! accompanied by his family will; return there shortly. . R. B; Sharp, of 4 below,. Bonan- Jta, was in town Wednesday. J. K : Moore and other owners of property opposite IB and. lt ? above, Bonahz.a, right limit, have secured the right to bring water from 21, gulch, to their properties. The, ditch is Bein' * 1 when com­ pleted w i2 . ,^ce- the Talue of w h ai= _ xrrd'i' prop­ erty. George Murburger, part owner of bills!de opposite 26, KM ora do,. was in town Monday" cur mining: busi­ ness. George Sunderland,- of- 49 below, cn Bonanza, is prospecting hie hill­ side on Eldorado. A steam thawef and hoisting en­ gine is in operation on! 49 hefow, Bonanza. Reports from Wade creek on forty Mile River go to show that some of the claims there are turning out well. The creek itself is said to be very spotted, with barren daims beside the best ones. Major Haider Gone.. Major Haider, Reuter’ s agent, left here on the Victorian for his present home in Vancouver, where bis wife and family are. The major’ s trip to the Klondike will be of value to this country, repre­ senting as he does the greatest news gathering agency on the globe. He has criticised fairly and frankly the drawbacks to o u t advancement that he has seen. But the criti- ehm has not been of a hostile na: tore. While emphasizing the Weakness of certain laws and regu­ lations he bas at the same time pointed out the remedy. Naturally an expert himself, he has quickly picked oft what he considers are the chief Mila that are troubling the country. They are l ‘ rim rock’’ boundaries, insecure titles, high cost of living and of transporta­ tion and the royalty on the gross output of the mines. There are other minor evils, but when these eye alleviated he has no doubt ' itever that outside capital will “ |y bp Obtained for investment i Yqkon mines. DESOLATION IN TEXAS. Lo&s By the Recent Floods Placed a t Over $»5,ooo,oft*».. Washington, D.C., July,— Re­ presentative Rdi. Hawley, of Texas, who is now here, has given out the following statement relative to the Shod situation in that state : The disaster which has overtaken the com muni ties in Southern Texas is without parallel in our country. At some points the precipitation was 3 -4 feet in §0 hours, resulting in a flood of enormous proportions, 'covering an area of many square miles to a depth of from five to twenty feet and entailing a loss of from $25,000,000- to $40,000,000. No less than twenty populou towns have been inundated, as well as thousands of well established and well ordered farms, which to- ? day are in a complete state of deso­ lation. Practically every work jamsaal and every milch cow, to­ gether with all stock cattle and every vestige of vegetation, have been swept away, leaving the country completely devastated. Within the influence of this awful disaster resided over 100,000 people almost half of whom are in a state ■ o f helplessness to-day, except as they may be provided for by those who are generous and able to assist them. The whole State of Texas is alive •to the situation, and is doing its utmost to relieve the suffering. It jis,. however, impossible for the state alone, within the time necessary to succour the people, to come to their relief. When the great Johnstown flood occurred, Penn­ sylvania could have easily taken care of her own if- given time, but as time was, as it is now,.the essen­ tial factor, the state was obliged to appeal to a generous public in every part o f- the union, and from levery quarter the relief was im­ mediate and on a scale commen­ surate with the disaster. To this public the flood district of Texas appeals to-day to Bupply the necessaries of life nntil the horrors of the flood should have passed and the people shall be in a position to again address themselves to the task of re-establishing their homes. For this purpose it is urged through the press, the different commercial bodies and municipal authorities pf every city of the union that this appeal be answered. For the distribution of this relief a system is being organized throughout the flooded district im­ mediately' under the direction of the Governor off Texas to whom all contributions should be addressed at Austin, Tex., and under whose care every dollar will be judiciously and effectively expended. RAILWAY GIANTS. Vanderbilt, flerjjait and Cassat Con­ trol $2,500,000,000 in Capital. JJojfy "Found, N. W. M. P. To the Officer Commanding “ B ” Division: Sir,-— I have the honor to report that while en route to the bound­ ary we found the body of a man ® n the beach about five miles from this place. The corpse was in such a condition that we had to pur­ chase a tarpaulin, for $.5, from Mr. Brix of No. 5, A, G . wood camp, to knap it in. The man wore a dark j»ir of trousers, a pair of light shoes and a white handkerchief M ed around his neck, with the en­ closed pin in it. We buried the tmdy in a grave about three and tme-balf feet deep. The grave is ® n the left side of the river coming flown, and is marked by a board at the head of the grave and a barrel Stuck on a stick on the beach. ! I have the honor to be, sir, your fchedient servant, J, R. T aylo r, Constable. The Boundary, Aug. 11, 1898. The pin mentioned is a pebble wunething the color of dark jasper (dull redj with little knobs or points of crystal sticking out through the body of the pebble, which is about the size of a robin’s egg. The pin is fastened to it with lour or five' claws. Practicing at the Bar. While the old Yukon is some­ what stern and gruff in the winter and springtime, it is not such a Bad friend in summertime. With a quiet urbanity that is quite pleas­ ing it has yielded up inch by inch for some time, a wide bar opposite the upper part of the city, north of (he barrack. Now this bar is nice, dry expanse of gravel, and it affords a very good* landing place for small boats and’ scows. They run alongside of it in the greenish gray current of the Klon­ dike, and having fastened lines to some object on land, draw in and lie up. Then an impromptu land­ ing stage is laid and the eargo comes ashore. Horses, cattle, sheep, bay, groceries,, hardware, every­ thing is landed on that bar. At present it is well strewn with hay, rafts of sawlogs and various kinds of bric-a-brac. Several traders have opened out stores on their scows there. They thus escape the oppressive rents charged on land, and we cannot but congratulate them on the fact. V a n d e rb ilt Lines : Stock.. Bonds. New. Y ork C entral. L ake Shore.-___....... M ichigan C entral... B oston tfe A lb a n y ... B ig F o u r .____ 7!___ N o rth -W e stern .. . F rem o n t & E lk ïio rn C hesapeake & Ohio- D elaw are & H udson. $^09,000,000 50.000. 000 18.738.000 25.000. 000 371987.000 53,784^000 T,981,000 G O ,497,000 35.009.000 *73,265,000 46.923.000 19.026.000 7,485,000 55.183.000 131,387,000 20.960.000 65.158.000 5,000,000 P en n sy lv an ia System 7 S o u th ern . .. : .........-. R e a d in g .................... 174-300,000 140,000,000 80,660,000 57,243,000 L ehigh V alley .......... New H a v e n .............. N o rth e rn P a c ific ... 40,441,000 47,«12,000 155,000^000 40.334.000 22.800.000 156,382,000 €bntr.oled by Morgan»: P e n n sy lv an ia R ail­ ro a d .......... U s* -,. . .. P e n n sy lv an ia C o.. 129^303,000 142^56,000 87,943,000 110,647,000 Totals. .$^402,549,000 $1,142,681,000 $1,402,549,000 T otal invested; ea^itaC i............... $2,545,230,000 * Not including bonds issued for take Shore and Michigan Central. Think of $2,500,000,000 of capi tat being controlled! by three men These three men are William K Vanderbilt, J. Pierpont Morgan and A. J. Cassat. Seattle ; H. Mohlin, Whitby Is­ land, Washington ; H. Dingley, Victoria, B. C. ; William Hoffman, Whitby Island. Washington. Purser R. C. Jones says that the Klonkikers, on the Topeka, placed in his care about $200,000 in gold dust. J. T. Kenyon, W. Hayward and Judge Ostrander, who were the richest men on board, had about 400 pounds of dust between them. John Paul Jones. Washington, D. C., July 15.—In­ quiry was recently made at the state department relative to the grave of John Paul Jones,.thegreat naval hero of revolutionary days, who died in Paris, July 18, 1782. He was buried there with the high­ est honors by the French govern­ ment, but it appears that the pre­ sent location of his grave is not known. Secretary Hay recently wrote to Mr. Henry Vignaud of the United States embassy in Paris in regard to the matter, and has received a reply stating that, although Mr. Vjgnaud bad made earnest and frequent inquiries of the Paris au­ thorities, he has been unable to discover the whereabouts of the grave. One thing established by his in­ quiries, however, he says, is that John Paul Jones was not buried in the cemetery where the remains of Lafayette lie, as has been supposed by some people. In another quar- ter it is intimated that,, owing to a custom prevailing in Paris, the remains of John Paul Jones were deposited in a rented grave for a term of years, and that upon- the expiration of the lease a great many years ago, the bones of this dis­ tinguished American patriot were thrown into the potter’ s field. Bad Half.Dollars. Philadelphia, July 15.—Chief Wilkie, of the secret service, and his assistants, are hard al work en­ deavoring to find a band-of coun­ terfeiters who are flooding South­ eastern Pennsylvania and- South Jersey with spurious half dollars. The coins are dated 1898 and the eagle on the reverse side is poorly done, but the coin being' purposely made to resemble one that is much worn, the defect is only noticeable on close examination. Under the head of liberty on the bogus coin is the letter o, whereas, the mint let­ ter for that year is a . The coins are made of copper and plated with a slight wash of silver. Information in possession of the secret service men leads to the be­ lief that the headquarters of the makers of the bad money is in New York. Several dies have been used in order to make the scheme more successful. The coins are dated 1854, 1893 and 1895, and the earlier dated coins carry on the obverse side the figure of Columbia in a sitting posture, those of later date bearing only the wreathed head of liberty. A Very Bad Woman. New York, July 15.—Ella Lar- rabee, who is known as Madelaine Mallon, was sentenced to fourteen years in Auburn for arson in the second degree, by Judge Hurd in the county court, Brooklyn, on Fri day. She, although only 32 years old, had already served three terms in the penitentiary. In passing sentence, Judge Hurd said that her last act, that of setting fire to dwelling in which there were four­ teen people, was one that the mind recoiled at. The prisoner was known as the female burglar, and while in the penitentiary on a pre­ vious sentence, a farmer from up the state, attracted by her beauty, appeared at the institution and wanted to make her his wife, but she declined the offer. A HORRIBLE AFFAIR. An Indian Murderer Lingers for an Hour After Being Shot by the Sheriff. Goodlands, I. T., July 14.—The execution of William Goings, “ Walla Tonga,” a Choctaw Indian, which took place yesterday at 2 p. m., was a sickening sight. The brave young Indian walked to the place designated by Sheriff Watson without a tremor. A few minutes before Goings Was led out 'four Choctaws appeared hearing his cof­ fin and deposited it in front of the house. Near it a quilt was spread. The condemned Indian, accompan­ ied by Sheriff Watson and a dep­ uty, and accompanied by twenty light horsemen, inarched down the line of spectators. Goings then knelt oh the quilt blindfolded, and the sheriff bared his bosom, painted a spot over his heart, stepped back four paces, rested his rifle across a bench and fired, The bullet en­ tered the breast but missed the spot: Goings fell backward and moaned for an hour Irefbre he expired. Water was poured/dowti his throat a number of time8 to hasten his death by strangulation. While the execution was .proceeding Dis­ trict Attorney Clay/remarked, “We are making history.” It remains to be seen what action the United States will take for defiance of the writ. -Tkejerime for which Goings was shot was the murder of his ancle, Mason Goings, in December, 1896. He was sentenced to be shot on August 25, 1897, and the court granted a respite that Goings might play baseball with the nine of the Choctaw Nation during 1898. Late on Wednesday a writ of habeas corpus was dispatched to Judge Abner James, but he ignored it and ordered the execution of the pris­ oner to take place. AUSTRALIAN NEWS. THE YUKON OUTPUT. Cut Down Their Claim. Victoria, B.C., July 15.—J. R. Brennan, of Westminster, who ar­ rived from the north by the steamer Alpha, says that on July 5, the date on which he left Atlin, Justice Irving gave an important decision on a Pane creek claim. Two men named Miller and McLaren had staked under the impression that Atlin was in the Northwest, and they therefore claimed 1,000 feet of the ground. Justice Irving decided that as Atlin was in British Co­ lumbia, the laws of this province must apply and therefore Miller and McLaren were entitled to only 500 feet. The Gold Minee’s Reward. Seattle, July— The two extreme results of ‘ -the search for gold in Alaska were presented in strong contrast yesterday when the stea mer City of Topeka arrived from the North. Miners from Dawson walked down the gang plank trembling ünder the weight of gold dust they carried, while miners from Copper River staggered from weakness and disease contracted in the terrible North. The Klondik- ers wore new suits and those from Copper River were still in the blanket clothes they wore when they left civilization, and nearljy every one had a roll of blankets under his arm. One poor Copper River miner fr.oua New York, landed without a cent. A banker, hearing of his plight, purchased for him a. ticket across the conti­ nent, with a sleeping car coupon, and fitted him out with new clothes. The Topeka brought news of the drowning of four men at Five Fin­ ger rapids. They were ; L, Green, Since 1879, more than 3000 houses have been detenanted and closed in Dublin, on account of their insanitary condition.. A committee of merchants of Liverpool and Manchester proposes that a single line railway, on the Behr system, shall be constructed between Manchester and Liverpool, a distance of 31 miles. The ex­ press trains occupy 40 minutes in traveling between the two cities, but the monorail trains, it is pro mised, would travel the distance in 20 minutes. Two grim relics have been just added to the collection in Paris known as the Musee de l’Armee, which was recently installed in the Hotel des Invalides. They are the wooden leg worn by General Daumesnil, and General d’Abo- ville’s steel shoulder. Daumesnil, a Napoleonic veteran, who had left one of his lower extremities on the field of Wagram, happened to be in command at Vincennes when the allies entered Paris. He re­ fused to surrender, crying from, the battlements: “ I won’t give up the place till you give me back my leg.” Baron d’Aboville was also a hero of Wagram, where a cannon ball carried away the whole of his shoulder to the collar bone. “Patch me up this,” he remarked to Baron Larrey, the great surgeon, when he reached the field hospital. Larrey, though he considered the case hope­ less, bound the wound as best he could. Some years after an officer came into his consulting room in Paris one day and complained that he could not get a eoat to fit him. The doctor at once recognized his former patient, and made for him the steel shoulder, which the gen­ eral wore fos the rest of his days. A Bank Manager's Estimate Is That It Will Be $12,000,000. Mr John Cram, who for the past year has been the manager of the Dawson City branch of the Bank of British North America was in the city yesterday, and last evening left for British Columbia, where he will take charge of the Ashcroft branch. Mr. Cram states that in his opinion Borne $12.000,000 will be taken out of the Yukon this year, as compared with between $8,000,- 000 and $9,000,000 for the year 1898. Of course these are only estimates, for as Mr. Cram was careful to explain, there was no way of arriving at the accurate figures. In speaking of the local govern­ ment, he said there was little to complain of. There were abuses, of course—there always were in governments—but in the Yukon there seemed to be no particularly glaring instances. Dominion Commissioner Ogilvie and his assistants were very com­ petent men, and administered matters with good judgment in centres such as Dawson City. What the miners did object to, however, was the paying of a certain share of their profits to the Dominion Government and receiving no bene­ fits from it. Trails and roads were wanted, and if the government would take a proportion of the money it collected from the miners and use the game for the develop­ ment of the country there would be a vast improvement all around. As it was now the minér did not receive a cent of return for the money he night pay into the spacious pockets of the govern­ ment. Mr. Cram was of the opinion that this country had a great future be­ fore it. When the present primi­ tive methods of mining were abandoned tnd when capital was .put into the'eountry and hydraulic 'mining introduced there was going to be a vast amount of the yellow metal taken out. The Adelaide courts have de­ cided tiiat children under 14 years of age cannot ride in races. Australian pears have fO 'ld on the London market at SSs. per case, this being the highest price yet re­ ceived. The gold yield for New South Wales for May was 14,641 ounces, as compared with 20J)25' ounces for May of 1898. The return for the five months of this year is 144,- 408 ounces, against l ll6,347 ounces for the corresponding period of last J’ear. In consequence of having re­ ceived new and important infor­ mation, the Queensland police have resumed the inquiries in the Gat- ton murder case. The treasurer has sanctioned the expenditure of £2000 on the con­ struction of a road from Wulgul- merang to the Mount Deddick mines. A workman named Jame3 Down was engaged at Footscray last week stirring a caldron of boiling pitch when it exploded and literally cov ered him. He was removed to the hospital in great agony. Although the reform will practi­ cally mean a loss of from £60,000 to £70,000 in revenue, the Auck­ land government considers that the time hrs arrived for New Zealand to adopt the island penny postage, and a proposal to that effect will be submitted to Parliament when it meets on the 20th inst. Whilst cleaning up the house on Wednesday last, Mrs. Watt, of East Brighton, came across some loose gunpowder stowed away in a corner. Knowing the danger of allowing it to remain where chil­ dren could get it, she apread it out and went away to get some water to throw over it and destroy it. No sooner had she turned her back than her 12 year old son, Arthur Watt, rushed back to find that her hoy’s face was terribly burned, and that he Sras unable to see. He was removed to the Eye and Ear hospital, where it was found that in addition to being badly burnt and disfigured, the sight of both eyes had been permanently de­ stroyed. Owing to llie long continued drought, the Protestant churches at Dubbo announce that united services of prayer for rain will be held this week. Only a little over five inches of rain has fallen since January.—Australian Exchange. Great Britain In China. London, July 15.—The Times, commenting on the new Chinese fiscal reform edict, says it does not expect any practical effects from it but that it ip important as a cry of distress and as a confession that reform is necessary which the Cen­ tral government is powerless to effect. It adds “ It is our policy by all the means at our command to keep the Chinese government on its legs as Idng as possible, aod to assist it to introduce any sort of reform it is capable of carrying out, but the policy may not prove feasfble. It will be prudent for us to be prepared for the contingency of the collapse of the government at Pekin. The prospect is not re­ assuring. We must be vigilant.” StiofTs Diarrhoea capsules will cure you jat ouce. Pioneer Drug store. PUBLIC NOTICE. Messrs. Vernon & Storry will sell by public auction, a fc their rooms, on Mon­ day, August 2*st, at 2 p.m., by order of the receiver iu the estete of Pioneer Trad- ng corporation of Klondike City, Ltd, about thirty mining claims, 20.000 cart­ ridges, 2000.pounds salt pork; also steam launch “Old Pioneer,” at the same time and place, by order of the sheriff, No. 1 Magnet gulch aud three interests on Gold Bottom. Also, by order of the mortgagee, if not previously satisfied, one-balf interest in No. 80A below on Bonanza creek, Nos. 14 and 15 left fork of Eureka creek. Watch future issues for detailed list. Further particulars may be had at the ofifieg of tbfiauctioneers. VERNON & STJCRRY. C O N D E N S E D I T E M S . The New York Central Railway company has leased the Boston & Albany railway for a term of 999 years, and has given a guarantee of 8 per cent, on the stock. This is something the Vanderbilt interest has been seeking for years. It was discovered last week in San Francisco that two dies had been ordered to be made similar to those used for stamping the certifi­ cates granted by United States and British officials at Hong Kong to students and merchants of China, giving them leave to enter the United States. The dies, it is be­ lieved, are intended to be used for stamps for fraudulent passports. The area of reserved forests in Burmah was last year 14,757 miles, and projects are pending for addi­ tional reservations of 4,300 miles. The Government derives a large in­ come from its teak forests, and sold last year over 220,000 tons of teak, the total quantity extracted being 257,000 tons. The Suez canal cost £20,000,000, the Manchester ship canal cost £16,000,000, the North Sea canal, £7,500,000, the North Holland and the Corinth canals, £3,000,000 each, while the partly completed Pana­ ma Canal has swallowed up over £50,000,000 sterling. Still, some canafe are financial successes of— if one may so—the first water, the Khedive’s shares in the Suez canal, purchased by the British government in 1876 for £4,000,000, are now worth £24,000,000, and their value is increasing. The BntisE~G0vêrhmsnt’Is re­ ported to have a large stock of a new rifle bullet, which is described as being much more deadly than even the Dumdum, to which so much objection was raised at The Hague conference. The death is announced of James M. Cousins, ex-mayor of London, Ont., in the 80th year of his age. He was a native of Truro, N. S. One son, Thomas, and one daugh­ ter, Miss Sarah, both residents of London, survive him. The post office savings bank of Great Britain and Ireland hold £150,000,000 of savings,, or about £16 per depositor: One in every five persons in En gland and; Wales and one in every 1 .4 ' in I reland and Scotland is a, depositor.. The British cavalry consists of three regiments of Life Guards, seven of Dragoon Guards, three of Dragoons, five of Lancers,.and tihic- teen of Hussars. Water from the Dawson City water worksweil is the best. The colored driver with the bay horse sells it. The Klondike Mill Co. Has the Largest Stock of Lumber in the Yukon Territory......... R ough L um ber $100 per Thousand Liberal Disewunt on Large Orders. Planing Mill Work done to order j Dry Finishing Lumber and Mouldings on Safe:.. CAM.ERA for Sale,—5x7 Blair, with two plate holders, for sale cheap at Miser office. Terms Strictly Cash. Phone No. 25—Two Rings. STORAGE. Excel lent Storage Spate -fef xktdéê* O l-T E p o u n d t o f i v e t o i x t s . — ■ --------—o----------— C a l l a .n c i I r t q L t i r e f b r P r ic e s . J. E L BOOGE, Yukon H otel EMIL STAUF. Stauf & Zilly, O. K. ZILLY. REAL ESTATE an- ® - MINING BROKERS, MONEY LENDERS a n d COMMISSION AGENTS, A. C. Co.’s Office Building. Agents for : Agents for : Harper & Ladue Townsite Co. "West Dawson Xownsite Co. Harper Addition. Steamer “ Willie Irving,,r Menzies Addition. fastest boat o® the river. T H E S G À N D È K A Y I A N - A M E R I C A N B A N K =- -----OF SEATTLE----- ANDREW CHILBBRG, Piesident. A. H. SOELBERG,/Cashier Gold dust received for delivery to the mint or assay office in Seattle, J and prompt returns made. Interest paid on deposits. Safe deposit boxes free to customers. Railway and steamship tickets sold to all parts of the world. Kelly, Douglas and Company, WHOLESALE GROCERS. Tea Importers. - - Cigars - - Tobacco*. WATER STREET, VANCOUVER. SCARCITY OF IRON. Owing to Very Large Demand All Over the World. “The truth is,” said Mr. Waite in a conversation with a Star reporter recently, “the demand for iron at the present moment is far greater than the supply. We practically cannot get it for lflve or money, Carnegie’s mills are working seven days a week, and tweniy-lour hours a day, and yet they find it impos­ sible to keep pace with the demand. They are probably turning out $1,- 000,000 worth of iron work a day, and from these figures you may be able to form some idea of the na­ ture and dimensions of the present demand. The railways of Canada find it absolutely impossible to se­ cure rails for their tracks. At the present moment they want 64,000 tons, and can’t get a pound. The English and French foundries can hardly provide enough iron for their local markets, so that the question of importation cannot be entertained. Within the past year the Russian goverument has or­ dered 1,800,000 tons for its great Si­ berian railway. The French exposition has util­ ized another 1,000,000 tons in the construction of the exhibition build­ ings in Paris, and an additional half-million tons will yet be used before these structures are com­ pleted. The Russian government lias ordered from United States lo­ comotive manufacturers upwards of 482 engines for the railway, to which I have already alluded. Then there are the bridges and pub- lic works in the United States and Canada to be taken into considera­ tion. When you add to these the recent order of the British govern­ ment for 500,000 tons of armour plate, you will gain some idea of the tremendous proportions which the demand for iron lias assumed during the present year. You will scarcely believe me when I say that the British government is paying $500 per ton for its aif-mor plate, and yet such is the case. As Can­ adian nickel enters largely into the construction of such, you will see how valuable this industry will yet become to the Dominion.—Montreal Star.. in Canada; perhaps also the larg­ est ever issued, except under gov­ ernment auspices, in America. It shows fully, and yet without exag­ geration. the immense resource* of Ontario metalliferous regions, and foe advantages they enjoy over gold regions elsewhere; deals with metal mining generally, the or­ ganization of companies and the wise handling of stocks, and gives a list and description of the lead­ ing gold mines and prospects o ft the Rainy river district, a long list of Ontario’s mining companies formed since 1895j amd a good synopsis of the mining laws of On­ tario. The copper plate map of Northwestern Ontario is a remark­ ably beautiful piece of workman­ ship. The pamphlet is a credit to its publishers and printers, and can scarcely fail to attract capital from. Europe and America to the vast gold fields of Ontario. Luckless Gold Seekers. San Diego, Cal., July 10.—A | special to the Union from Kneen- I ada, Lower California, Says: The i Mexican man-of-war Democrata, I Capt. Urgell, arrived from Sam- roque with 98 Americans and 25 Mexicans found on the beach there. Most of the miners sold all thsir grub and tents and made their way to the landing, misled by false ru­ mors that the steamer St. Denis was due there on July 5. The beach was covered with hungry men. Not one would admit, how­ ever, that he was broke, and, in fact, the company organised by them raised a purse of 1,000 Mexi­ can dollars and offered it to Capt, Urgell to take the crowd to Ensen­ ada. The captain refused the money* treated the luckless goJd seekers well, and brought them here. Dewey Arrives October i. New York, July 15.—The plan and scope committee of the Dewey celebration committee has received ; word from Charles Dewey, brother of the admiral, that the admiral will arrive in New York about October 1. A Good Book. A pamphlet of about 60 pages, issued by the Mines Contract and Investigation company of Toronto, on the gold fields of Ontario and the mining of the province,, marks, emphatically, great progress in the interest now taken, in the develop­ ment of the mineral resources of the- province.. The pamphlet is certainly the most comprehensive yeti issued- by a private mining, firm It has been demonstrated at an international congress held at Ber­ lin that tubercle in the lung, in other words consumption, is cur­ able. The congress recommended as a means of preventing tuber­ culosis disease, that the sUirrownd- ings of workers in, theiir factories and homes be improved, especially in regard to. light and ventilation. She—“Most p.eople admire fny mouth. Do you?” He (abseMtmindedly).—“I throb it is simply immense-”' t