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'SHUSHANNA, OR BUST" IS CORRESPONDENT
SAWYERS CRY AS HE HITS THE TRAIL
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Correspondent Sawyer and 'Grub-Stake Hitting the Wild Trail That Will
Lead Them to Shushanna or Bust!
i By E. 0.-Sawyer.
McCarthy, Alaska, Sept. 8.
"Shushanna or bust!"
There are 61 of us in 'this particu
lar bunch of stampeders to the new
gold fields and those three are our
watchwords until we reach Scolai
pass or 'perish !
We came up from Cordova to
gether on the train last night.
Some, who continue' to disregard
all warnings against attempting to go
in .without a pack-horse and enough
food to last through the winter,
shouldered their packs andhit the
trail last night.
They didn't get far.
the worst on any trail in Alaska. This
part of the trail skirts a swampy side
hill. Others of the 61 are taking a day's
rest. 'Some are getting their packs
So we are scattered out all the way
from here to Clarkin's road house,
nine miles out
The first 70 miles of this stampede
will 'be over the regular winter trail
to Whitehorse. It's a nice trail in"
winter, for dogsleds. But old Alas
kans; who came back today from the
diggings for more food supplies,
shake their heads Th"ey say it's the
toughest summer "mushing" they
Poor old "Grub Stake" would prob
ably kick loose, -nuuaway-and risk
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