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WWW ID BE PLENTIFUL.
The Prioes Paid For Work iu Daw
son Oity are up in "G,"
Gambler nd Saloon Draw Heav
ily On the Mlnera lleouro
and Excitement Comes
f Tbosltoof Dawsou Uily was oilg
iimlly located by Joe Lad lie ami
Harper as a townsile. Tlio latter Is a
trader and owns sovoral stoies iu the
1101 th west Thof were theMirst to
get a "tip" of the gieat stnko and
lost no lime In securing 160 acres of
land as a townslto for $1.25 an acre.
Lots 60 by 100 feet aio now selling for
amounts varying from $8,000 to $14,
000, and au ordinary bulldiug lot on
tlio edge of town at the base of tlio
nioiintaiu is sold for $250 aud upward.
Lust J ear logs sold for $1.40 nploco;
uow they command $3 and $1. Most
of the buildings are constructed of
logs hewn on thrco sides and solidly
chinVed with heavy moss. The roofs
are made of poles, on which a hi) or of
mo&s fully ten inches thick is laid;
then a layer of dirt twolvo iucbes deep
sorves to keep out the cold. Ifgiecn
logs or logs that aro uot propoily
dried are used they crack with a ie
poit like a pistol shot when the heavy
frosts come, and for the remainder of
the winter frost will gather ou tlio
inside of tho cabin so that it is im
possible to get enough heat out of tho
stoves to thaw tlio ice. Heavy cm
bankments of earth piled up against
the huts on tho outside servo au ad
ditional protection against the chill
ing blasts of the artio winter gales
A few saloons are built of lumber with
double walls, between which sawdust
aud moss are tightly packed, but old
Yukoners tell mo that such construct-
lou avails nothing agaiust the sovoie
About 80 log cubius and some 600
or 600 tents constitute tho improve
ments of Dawson City. The buildlugs
aro on tho sttoets and a wide avenue
separates tho city from tho river batik
The two cotumeicial companies hare
built fine, large two-story stoics ami
warehouses. Tho improvements made
by tbo Alaskan Commercial company
must have cost nearly $100,000 aud
those of the North Americau Trading
aud Transpoitatlon company wero uot
much less expensive. To build tho
, commonest kind of log cabin 18 by
21 feet costs from $3,000 to $6,000,
aud tho buildings erected by tho for
mer company cover au entire block
and are of tho most substantial
character that money and labor can
Selling a Glacier at lletall.
Front street is tho Ihroughfaio on
- which nearly all of the business is
tiansacted. It is on tho east sido,
facing the river. Tho street is full of
hown timbor and chips, aud carpeu
tcrs are working from early dawn till
late at night bulldiug cabins. Me
chanics are paid au ouuco for nine
hours' work, and inauy of them are
earning from $20 to $25 a day. Iu
another mouth the river probably will
1 fieczo, navigation will coaso, aud cold
weather will be in order until tho
middlo of next May. Consequently
all buildings must be finished by tho
middlo of October, and ou account of
the great demand for cabins carpoti-
4 tei s practically are naming their owu
wages. Tho streets aie full of touts.
but tho Canadian officials ate com-
pulling builders to orect cabins on tho
lines of their property, aud iu n slioit
tlmo Dawson City will bear tho
semblance of a well laid out fiontler
town. Asido from tho two stores,
three or four barber shops, half-dozen
latindiies, live or six restaurauts,
second-hand store or two, two saw
wills, threo butcher shops, two jowel
ry stoics, dozen physicians and dent
ists and couple of real-estate offices,
tho principal business is the sale of
intoxicants. Compared with prices lo
tho states the charges at first glanco
seem exorbitant, but whou tho pre
vailing rate of wages offiom$l0to
$16 a day is taken luto consideration
tho charges appear reasonable. Meat
is sold for 76 cents a pound, and at
one time during the summer ice sold
for $1.50 a pound. Some uutcrpils
ing follows wont dowu tho l Ivor a
Bliort distauco and found n smalt
glacier, and realized a neat sum in
'selling ice to tho saloons. The laiiu
dries charge $1.25 for washing and
ironing a white shirt aud 75 ccuts a
piece for flannels. Shaving is 60
cents and a haiicut is $1. Loausot
'bread, and small ouos at that Hud
ft'cady sale at 50 cents.
I 'It Is my honest conviction that no
'community or mining camp of this
slzo ever had so many dogs. It Is
estimated that there aro nearly 1,600
of tho animals in Dawson City, and as
many more iu tho mines. Tho most
of them aro lino appearing fellows,
atjd In the cold soason net tliolr own
ers iiauusome proms uy uauung sious
noavily laden with supplies to tho
adjacont mining camps. la town
they travel In companies ranging from
ten to twenty head, and the moment
they catch sight of another dog away
from Ins company, tho pack will give
chase, and if caught, will whale tho
lifo out of tho unfortunate. Doe
lights aro so common as not to attract
a passing glanco. lhievcsf These
animals aro capablo of convincing the
most skilled professional petit larcenist
that he docs not understand the first
rudiments of tho piofessiou. Thoy
will lio around in sight of a cabiu for
hours, waiting for the owner to de
part, aud then deftly leap through
double panes of glass and carry off a
sido or two of bacon. It is necessary
to erect coaches tlftcen or twenty feet
above ground to store such goods.
Unique Mode of Gambling.
The great attractions, or rather, ob
jects of interest, are the gambling
games and tho dance halls. Gamblers
winning or losing from $500 to $3,000
at a slnglo sitting aro not considered
worthy of passing comment In fact,
games involving $5,000 or $10,000 aro
running night aud day. Professional
dealers of "banking games" receives
$20 a da. Tho manner of hazarding
money is unique even in a mining
camp. The playor takes his seat at a
faro table, passes over his sack of
gold dust to the dealer, who drops it
into a small pigeon hole. Tho chance
of "overplaying his sack" devolves
upon tho player's houor. He is given
full credit and cau call for as many
chips fiom tho check tack as he de
sires. As the chocks aro passed out a
tab is dropped on his sack. At the
conclusion of tho play the chips on
hand are credited to the account of
tho sack. The dealer hands tho
player a slip of paper showing the
coudition of the account and tbo latter
takes it and his sack of gold to tho
bar. If ho has lost ho weighs out his
gold dust; in the ovent of his winning
tbo barkeoper docs tho paying. At
first glance it would seem that such a
s8tem would affoid consldoiablo
temptation for a dishonest man ' to
walk out with his sack of cold without
settling his account. Oulv oue or two,
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Instances ot the kind liavo oocurrea
ami tho communltv has inflictcd'stich
punishment as precludes tho lepetitiou
of tho offense. ,
The dauce halls open about 7 or 8
o'clock iu the evening aud the band
plays on till late in the morning. A
dozou or moio women, many with
youngand rather pretty faces, aie in
attondanco. They have little or no
1 1 mo to rest between tho dances, aud
when tho morning dawn comes peep
ing over tho mountain summits they
aro a tired-looking crowd. Tho
amusement continues night after night.
The halls aio crowded with gallant
beaux, most of them having heavy,
spiko-soled shoes, bioad-hrimmed
hats, regulation mining suits and
cigais between their teeth. The dauco
halls aro constructed of hewu logs,
roofs covered with moss and earth
and low coillngs. Each dance cost $1,
aud one man In throo nights spent
seven ounces of gold, or $119, for tho
luxury. In somo of the halls a free
tight is almost ceitalu to coucludo tho
festivities along towaid morning.
Occasionally men will come to blows
in attempting to win tho hand of somo
woman for tbo succeeding dauce.
"Fair pla" is tho watchword; the
best pugilistic gladiator goes to tho
head of the set; his rival goes homo.
Illtfli I'rlccs lie-Enforced llr llobbery.
Saloons are. l mining "wido open."
As a i ulo they sell a fair class of bev
erages. Diioks and cigars retail at
60 cents and the two brewciies that
aro located hero cannot supply the
demand for steam beer at $125 a keg.
A poor quality of champagdo is to
talled at $30 a pint and a bolter qual
ity is $10 higher. In liquidating in
debtedness at tho bar tbo Individual
dolug the honors passes his sack over
to the barkeener. who poms out
enough gold dust to setllo the account.
It Is hardly necessary to add, I sup
pose, that the barkeepers are not
charged with neglecting to take
enough dust, paiticulurly when tho
pations are somewhat under tho in
fluence of copious potations, Two or
three saloon meu admitted to me prl
atoly that the "rako-og," as they
torra overwolguing, amounts to about
30 or 40 couts ou each $2.60 spent
over the bar.
Thero aro fifteen saloons doing
business uow aud otheis are prepailug
to opou every day. Tho receipts for
sixty dajs last opting in one saloon
amounted to $124,000, and tho day the
successful miners wcto taking their
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BrwIMwe aid Toikt Lihe.
vaii ana dcjc
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departuro on tke
mer of the
Hardly a saloon
loss than $300 a
sums of moudy
$12.50 to $2(i
ild from $7.60
to $10. A ruoaoti
official sources and
to tho effect UMrti
will ariive shertW
Itad eaforco a law
M IK , ,
pei milling only
JSJ0I inns anu
hotels to engage inl
Our subsctiptlM laiJjsl climbing
lately which convinces ui that our
paper Is growing more popular, every
Best and cheapest betel ,pn the lint
of the 4f F.1
MEALS, 25$1 LODGING, 50c.
J. F. HAWKS, Ejjoprietor.
South Side of
Railroad. - Track.
.j 1 a?
-ribe of Interact
S vif jTiV' 1 ' 1'irVJSJ.
j wore vi - uutursiMftu s innn,
Oraad-CMyM .'ofihe Cotorwri
Rivc'l4S5 Tritles Seenciy.jBecrb;
Cataract Canyon C5 miles. The
abode of tlio Supai Imilaus. Can be
entered only on horseback
Natnial Bridge 75 uillcs. Aicb,
250 (eel; wldtb. COO feet; height, 275
Montezuma Wells ami Castle 50
miles Point of great Interest
Walnut Canyon 8 miles. The home
of the Cliff Dwellers, a piflhletoric race
of four hundred years agtf$W alls of
castles perfect 1 pj8$Jp;
Sunset Mouutaln-fI0 ti miles. An
extinct volcano. suppnfetlto'Iwve beon
actiro four bundled yei-s'afo"i
Cavo Dwellings 8fMi!e$1ie home
of a prehistoric race r!
Tho Black Cratcr-i.15 uilies. In
tho center of tho largett lark "beds in
the woild ! )i ?
Sau Francisco Peaks-18 , miles.
With an altitudo of 11,000 feet, Snow
capped most ot thoijcarjVrom the
top with a good glawi, ?onfrr see al
most one-third of the Territory
The Moqul Villagc-10Oles. Tho
home of the Snake DaBct J
Oak Creek 20 miIesTVhe', famous
Mountnln Trout abounds I thta stream.
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TnWH A KIIOSMTT. I I
Notlco Is hereby strain that ifee assessment
roll of tho town of K.t&$lZjMm&' for tle
year 189T hasbef n mlSwiTfffilljUllw on file
In tho offlco of tho ton clerlJerltho inspec
tion of tlio tax-payof Urn town.
Tho town council f'tHjnect aaboard ot
equalization on thoaM TOctdlwr, 189T,
for the Durrxweof cdUUliM tW SMesstncnti
inadp, nt which time til ieio'AJcctIng o
thrlr assessments ai how fcui Will bo given
a hearing. By order of Mfc'cMNMH.'
Land Ofmcb K;
Notlco Is hereby gl
named settler has 11 ( t
tlon to mako final nil
claim, nnd that satdjrv
fore tho Clerk of thdl
stair. Ariz., on Satui
; ut Flnir-
John C. Mudcrsbaclc
Ho names tlio fouoWliulo to prove
his continuous resldonce 8poB and cultlvii'
tlon of said land, vli: Wlllfcw Frlodleln.
Henry O. Lockett, I'rankMn K Seal, Honry
FKEDKRIOIC A. TUrfttCBeglstor,
Notice to?CrellH; .1
Notlco is horcby given bxiwramdenitgned
executor of the estate of GhtrmfReagan de
ceased, to the creditors of alkali persons
having claims against mM dwnasefl. to ex
hlblttho samo with the ' weceaSwr '.Vouchers
within ten months frowthe JItHibllcation
of this notice, to the undonMini" executor
ut his place of busIneM Irjj Mfjjiu ,'Cocon I no
county, Arizona TcrritorT'H 'no uclog
tho place wbcro the bose"i attseM. admls
trutlon of satd cstaktrisaetd. All
claims not presented ttbi taxrUase herein
specified will bo forevrirwaMUffen allow
ance and ipaymenr. fefl"3jJ
Dated at Hilton, CatettMb COWitr.JArlzona
Territory, this 1th daHe Ilbvenil897,
U ?";. J.-Jlie)AM,
Executor with the wliranrtoxeaStho estato
of Charles Heagan deceased.
First publication Nov. 4, 1897.
DTTri rt rriX t-St-i 1
I J I 1 1I fi. jlwlfl ! .tit I
jljjtv. ji.uu- oivjltvjEj.'
awltEters for evervthintr in the
stock is a fine one.
D. J. BRANNEN.
Fine Wines, Liquors
St. Louis Bottled Beer a Specialty
Quietest place In town No gambling
7AMILY TBADK SOLICITED.
Bicycle Repairing a Specialty.
ltanae. Clark'a Val
ley. MoKollon Mts.
llrnrul as percut.
All young etock
branded on both
aides, with tws low
fork and undorblt Iu
each far. AIM) own
tlio following: Hoot
T, all, anywhere on the hide of the animal;
Boot cattle, road brand W on-Vlglit sides T
cattle one on right aide; horso brand, C. O.
J. A. VAIL.
Range eight miles
southeast of Flag
staff. Coconino coun
ty. Cattle branded J V
on left ribs; earmarks
square cut on right
ear. ovenlope on left
l'robate Court Xotlce.
Notico Is hereby gh en that Oeorgo Hoff
man, administrator of tho e&tato of Mary J.
UQffinan,.tdocca8cd, hus filed hi petition
wMi the JuAru of tho probate court of Coco-
lifaWtV.VArlzona Territory, asking for
" "St' - ,".'"o louuwiwc rtiii aura wf
joMWl'tdMd estate, to-wlt: Lots one; two,
lares, fatir. Ive, six, seven and eight in block
t f( Hi Me town of Flagstaff, county of Coco-
nmo, lermory or Arizona, ai pnvaro saic,
for the purpose of paying off tho Indebted
ness ot said estate.
AU persons interested in said estate are
hereby notified to appear before the probate
court In tho court house In the town of Flag
staff, Coconino county, Arizona Territory, at
ten o'clock a. m., on tlio 6th day ot Novem
ber, 1897, at which tlmo tho hearing of said
petition will bo had, and show causo why
said pctlton should not bo granted and said
order for tho sale ot said real estate bo made.
Given under my hand and feeul of office as
Probate Judgo this 30 day of September, 1897.
N. O. LAYTON,
Probate Judgo of Coconino county, A. T.
Santa Fe Pacific I R,
Condensed Time Xablo No.
cEffccllve April 3. 1897.1
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Limited trains No. 3 westbound and No.
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