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Thinly Daily Newspaper
*ubl hod in Alaska. Ha
Lj | ? Circulation than
ny c'her Publication.
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Job Printers and Statl'^i r ?>
Work Executed on Shor'Ktt
Possible Notice. t v.d
Blanks a Specialty
)L 1. NO. ISO.
The Liangest and Finest Hotel in Alaska
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Kurop??an IMmii.
VI Modern Improvements. Sample Ro-->m? for Commercinl Men.
y 1st.
Choice Wines, Liquors, Cigars.
r S>;Hip and State Sts. Skagu.iv. Alaska.
> j i m ? i ? ? ? "
Burton W. Johnson.
acking and Freighting.
Skaguay tc Lake Bennett.
Operattng one of the Best PaJ< Trains
on the route. H:.nd!e contracts )f any
sue and guarantee to deliver goods in
first-class condition.
kirn Cor. Hoore and Ivey Sts.
For further address inquire at this office.
Seinms? ^JfJakeiry.
*r : ? Oldest and Next Established Restaurant ?nd Bakery in the city.
Ice Cream: Wholesale or Retail.
C-r. Holly Avenue .-fhJ State. Skaguay, Alaska.
nployment Office
AliyS Reliable Help Furnished Employers on Short Notice.
I keep a classified list of all those wanting work and
^ van till orders with the least possible delay.
Leave orders at the Little Star Candy and Tobacco
dway : 'tween Bond and McKinney Streets. Skaguay.
, Wat* n. Walter Cuckch,
Not - [?ublic, Attorney-at-Law.
W<? Want to Buy "PY,OT,i?*Tvf'T7
Bu-iaess and Residence vj
Watson & Church.
j?eal Estate And flines
*fice? Cor. 5th Ave. and State St.
W. L. GREEN. ?
\A/ Jo 0.t02SLlc j.n.i 3Scta.il. IXslly St
;:B<s lLeffldnnngi PlhKOtogjrapInier
For Views and Photos.
ay arJ Dawson City. Baoadway, South of Bond.
to the J! m j|
and suppers otto schlessinqer,
I ill lift
To Ke in Skaguay Within a
Week From Dawson.
lor Ihr Bank of Narlh A merle*
and Hank ?f ('?mmrrce-lnlereiU
I UK Hudgrl of Nfwa I'roM
"I'll wager a new hat that f$,ooo,oq?i>
will come through Skaguay within om
week, and that over $20,000,000 will com*
out altogether this summer." It waj.
Norman McQuitey, of White Horse,- wh|,
said this last evening In a company <>
gentlemen In Skaguay. Mr. McCatilev
had just arrived from White Horse, where
he has been all spring operating the Whit^
Horse tramway. He has been in close touci
with Kiondikers, and what he learned, ly
did not learn for publication. This l>
practically the same story that \\njcT
Steele, of the mounted police told when hi
came from Dawson a few davs ago* T *
wash up had already begun, and some sort
of estimate could be made. These are
! Pat Galvln's figures, when Pat was r,
I talking for publication, when he was
j more conservative.
There are two gentlemen in the par'jg
with Mr. McCauley, Dr. L. S. K. SugdM
1 and Frank Durham, who ic(> here s x
weeks ago. Both these gentlemen*
j been piloting boats through the
l the two having piloted over Soo'
I through. Mr. Dunham took the WMe
: Irving through. All the gentleman ? 1 fa
it w is impossible for anyone ft
whether the Irving had struck, a r
not in Five Fingers, as 110 lias b.-wi i
get back from there since th ? 1
down. They sav the Ora, I !onv,
the Bennett Lake and Klondike N
t on company is to bring m
j dust now in the vaults of ti
N America, and the Bank <ijt
.s is the dust
? V.IV
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Thtv 1 not think this K'T.J .iat will
come this way by any nicai:' but this
will be the first shipment onlyq
The gentlemen bring out quite a budget
of reliable news. Dr. Sugden it was who
dressed the wounds of Fox, whose part
ner, Mehan, was killed by Indians on the
McClintock river about two months a^o,
Dr. Sugden also went after the Indians
and took them in to I'agish house. There
were four of" the Indians, instead of two as
has been supposed, belonging to the Stik
tribe, and who have already confessed to
having killed Mehan, and severely wound
ed his partner Fox, and Fox has also iden
tified them. They are now held prisoners
at I'agish waiting for a judge to try them.
For safety, they are all four chained to a
large anvil and whenever they are allowed
to go about, they carry this anvil between
them. The Doctor thinks there is no
question but what tiiev will be hanged,
The gentlemen tell of some good strikes.
One is a placer proposition on Fifty-Mi ie
river, fifteen miles below Marsh lake.
They have all got clai ms 011 the creek, and
though no one has gone to bedrock, thev
have found gold as big as a pea and got good
colors trom the moss down to the bottom
of a fifteen-foot shaft. Thompson and
Price, the original discoverers, are the only
men who have done any work on the
creek, and they were driven out by the
The gentlemen give more details of the
quartz find at Tagish, four miles back srom
the Post. There are thirteen claims in the
district, the principal owners being Capt.
Strickland, Capt. Campbell, W. Chamb
ers and a man named Jex. The lead runs
Pacific Hotel.
Near McKlnney and
Main Streets.
Everything First-Class.
Terms Reasonable.
Dressmaking, Furnishings,
Corset covers, shirt waists,
veilings, hosiery and belts,
choice perfumes and totlet soaps
a specialty.
.r j.lg Qiur.(iflia, SfS^XK..
Broadway, Near Bond.
John Stanley and Co,
First Clas.-, Ilorse Shoeing
and Wagon Work.
l, i22 and is free milling. The claims have
j all been bunched and bonded for f 150,000,
, *20,000 of which lias been paid.
McCauley's tram is capable of carrying
350 tons a day, and he has been doing all
he could handle since the season opened.
The bovs agree that over 7000 boats have
j gone downthe river and sav the mounted
police have a record now of over soo bilng
wrecked. They say that the onlv boats
lost were those which were piloted by
their owners, who preferred to take the
chances rather than pay the pilots $20, and
trom that on up, according to the size and
importance of the craft. There were fif
teen registered pilots Indorsed by the police
as being capable of running the rapids.
It was on June 8tli that Prof. Lippey,
the Seattle millionaire, his sister-in-law
and a little boy attempted the rapids with
out a pilot. The first sight of them after
they came out of the canyon, the woman
and child were flying through the water,
mi&d up with parts of the outfit, the boat
jwing a total wreck. Prof. Lippey lost
The gentlemen are in Skaguay to make
purchases and will return to White Horse
oa Sunday. They will go on down the
river to Dawson, to be gone two months.
It lll.HOAI) l'F.O I'l.K li i:i. I*.
Not Only lliiildliiff A ICiillrott d Out
Set SkKKunr infill Wltli
The World
The railroad people are not only build
ing a railroad at Skaguay but they are not
backward in telling the world
through the Sound papers that Skaguay
is the rising star. Chief engineer Haw
kins said In a letter written before he left
"That more than one mile of traok had
already been laid, and that then seven
miles of roadbed was then ready for the
^ rails. In an Interview with a P. I. report
er Mr. Hussey, Mr. Hawkin's representa
tive said:
We now have forty tons of powder at
Skaguay and we expect to send twenty
tons on the vessel Shirley, which , It Is ex
pected, will leave Seattle next Wednes
day. We shall also send 50 ton of rails on
the same boat. The first locomotive to be
sent to Skaguay will be sent on the Shir
ley. The people of Skaguay made a re
quest to have a locomotive there on
July 4, so that they would be able to
Iowa?First-class Battle-ship; 11,410 tons displacement: speed, 16 knots; main battery, 18 guns;
cost, $3,010,000.
Massachusetts? First-class Battleship; 10,288 tons displacement, speed, 15 knots; main battery, 16
gtms: cost. $ J.njo.ooo.
Indlana-Flrst-class ilattle-shlp; 10,288 tons displacement; speed, n.54 knots, main battery, 16
suns; cost. $3,020,000. Other ships of this class are the Oregon, 10.388 tons; Kearsarge,
ti,5?5 tons; and Kentucky, 11,525 tons, (last two launched March 74, 1898.)
Tek.is? Second-class Dattl hip; 6. 315 tons displacement; speed, 17 knots: main battery, 8 (runs;
cost. f3. 500,000. Sister ship to the M?ln< .
forltin? Double-turret Monitor; 6.060 tons; spec 1 ti 4 knots; 6 guns; cost, $3,178,046.
MftnUin^moh? Double-turret Monitor: 3.990 ton:, speed, jo. 5 knots; 4 Kim v. cost. $3,173,046.
? Tmor? IJouble-tuiret Monitor: tons: speed, 13 knots; 4 (runs; cost, $1.178, 046. Other Mon
It iv .i"v Amphltrlte and Monadnock (ioubli turret) and Monterey (barbette turret.)
Nawtof:- ? ->r Cruiser; S.ai > tons: sp^ed, at knots, 18 (tuns, cost, $>.985,000. Samedass
- (Pltryityyn.
pr ' ikhn- d Cruiser; 9,371 tons; speed, 20 knots; so guns; Cost, $1,986,000, Same class
v ? 11 Se? 7 rk.
t^rnibla--'^ ? te.1 Cruiser: 7,375 t ns: speed, ?i.3 knots, 11 guns cost, $3,725.00.
<r, ?p< Ws^Vrotei trd < r tlarr. 7.37s tons, speed 33.7 knots, 11 (runs, cost, $1,690,000.
Jiw RrotcrteJ C ilstr, 4,vj8 tons, speed 19 knots, n (runs, cost, $1,248,000.
J^KfrwcliciJH-l'r tected Cruiser, 4.098 tons, speed 19 * knots, 13 (runs, cost $1 438.000,
??E-Prnticted Cruiser, 3,730 tons, speed 18.3 knt>ts, 8 (runs, cost $1,017,500. ?
BgotliuVi: -Pf an tej Ou'vr, 1 hi tuns. speed 19 knots pt guns, cost $i',roo,ooo.
.?>???> ? il 1 ?) Protected Crufser vvo tons, speed ^f.10 knots. 14 (r^tns, cosf SSSgxoo. ?
RileIi,'hr-Hf.ur?cJ Ciulser, "ed 19 knots. 1 1 (run*, coy $1,100,000. Othar ships s
* t!^ ? an.KSV <t. . ?. Jk
{ Bfmmlrtr- partUJly ProtecteJ/e.*'jBfe 41J ten.*, speed "lo.oj . ?P-eunsr._tfo^f fi,}?5,ooi*'.jjB
? ???.-j^^rots, 4 ...sojj^H
_ R; ?fyornP*nhlH'?9>}fCtedMral ?/f. tr. . >pt^d 15.6 VonUr 8 ruts, cost $017,000. ?
A):y-JWl'i .**',? ""
jf * 1 ? MMy ? Cruisrr, 1069 tons. speed 19.5 knots, to (runs, cost $613,500.
* larblehead ? Cruiser 3,089 tons, speed 18.4 knots, 9 (runs, cost $674,000.
Concord? Gunboat 1.710 tons, speed 16 8 I a >ts 6 (runs, cost $490 000.
Yorkiown? Gunboat, 1. 710 tons speed 16 14 knots. 6 puns, cost $455,000. Other gunboats are
l!<'nnin?:'(>n, 1 710 !? ns, Helena 1.193 tons, Nashville. 1.371 tons. Machlas 1. 177 tons, Petrel
893 tons. Bancroft. 839 tons, castine 1.117 tons.
Anna- o'ls? Composite Gunboat. 1,000 tons speed 13 knots, 6 (runs, cost $331 000. Other com
posite (runboats are Newport. Vicksburg Princeton, Marietta. Wheeling,
Vesuvius? l>ynamite-gun Vessel. 939 tons, speed 31.4 knots j dynamite (runs. Cost $350 000.
Katahdln? Harbor Defence Ram. 2.155 tons speed 17 knots cost $930 000.
Dolphin--t>cspatch Boat. '.486 tons, speed 15.5 knots a (runs, coast $315,000.
Porter? Torpedo Boat 180 tons, speed 37.5 knots cost $147 000.
Erlckson?Torpedo Boat tao ton* speed 24 knots, 3 torpedo tubes, cost $11 3.500.
rushing?Torpedo float 105 tons, speed 22.5 knots. 3 torpedo tubes, coil $3j.75o.
,!|.li.>i;--Sunk 111 Havana Harbor. February 15 !8o3. ' " - ; ?
Senator Sherman must have been struck
with the incongruity of extending home
stead laws to Alaska as he travelled iniie
after mile through Alaska's inland seas
and saw the snow capped mountains ex
tend as far as the eve can reach. If a man
wants to exercise the right of homestead,
which lie can do only once, it is a reason
able supposition that lie will go to a recog
nized farming community in that part of
tiie United States devoted to agricultural
pursuits, and not locate upon a precipitous
gold bearing mountain or sand bar contain
ing precious metal. We have had home
stead laws given to us and we don't want
them; that is we want other things more
and we shall continue to labor under these
dificulties until we have a spokesman at
Washington who can teli committees
just what we do require and what we
can do without.
The leaven is working for an Alaska
delegate in Washington. All hail the
news !
unite in holding a patriotic celebration on
the occasion of running the first locomo
tive on that Jay, but we were unable to
I gratify their desire.
! "Mr. Hawkins also informs me in his
| letter that plans for the construction of
machine shops are now being prepared and
that the drawings will now be ready in a
1 short time. We expect that some of the
contracts for a part of thi. material for the
machine shops will be placed in Seattle.
We are having considerable dificulty in
securing workmen. In fact it has been
necessary to secure many extra men out
side of Seattle and 140 men will arrive to
morrow from San Francisco. They will
| be sent to Skaguay on the Rosalie. Our
representative in St. Paul, states that he has
been verv successful in securing men there
and that he will send a large party to
Seattle very soon. None of the men who
have beed sent from Seattle to Skaguay
h?ve returned and they all seem to be well
satisfied with the treatment they have
.McKlnnoy Direct, Nknguay, Ahuku
I Attorney lit Law and Notary Public,
Moo-o's UulUllnKt aoutli-eust corner of Kuu- j
nulls And McKlnney Ave.
Occidental Hotel liuilding.
Dr e. l. niskern.
Physician and Surgeon.
Main Street, Corner of Oth or Holly ave.
Dr. J. Richter,
? Offlcc:
Cor. Broudwuy and Bond.
Incorporated 1HD7
Transacts a Regular Banking Business.
Exchange Bought and Sold. De
posits Received.
Officers :
C. S. Moody - - pris. and Mtrr.
Fred G. F. LAPbnotikro. - cashier.
Bowling Alley.
When yon want a little ex
ercise or are looking for a
little sport, remember that
Skaguay has a bowling
alley. A very popular
amuse inent.
?na CRE/Jfl* v?
Ninth and Kunnalls Streets.
Delivered twice each day to any part of ,
??-- -X?.. -- Ti.i: - ^-4. .1? ? _Ja
Roosevelt's Rough Riders
Lose Fifteen Men?Many
Are Wounded.
L*(t th? Bstlto MMaM itMurM
?aek |?
The papers of th? 25th and s6th con
tained no war news of a vital nature,
though the advance line fighting toward
Santiago indicates that there will be some
hard fighting soon.
The Associated Press sends the follow
Associated Press Dispatch Boat Dandv,
via Kingston, Jamaica, June 26, to a. m.?
The Initial fight of Col. Wood's Rough
Riders and the troopers of the First and
Tenth regular cavalry will be known in
history as the battle of La Quasina. That
It did not end in the complete slaughter of
the invaders was not due. to any miscalcu
lation in ihe plans of the Spanish, for as
perfect an ambuscade as was ever fo-med
in the br iln of an Apache Indian w? . pre
pared, and Lieut. Col. Roosevelt ai.u his
men walked squarelv into It. For u: hour
an J a half they held their ground un lera
perfect storm of bullets from the fro::' and
sides, and thon Col. Wood, at the i:ght, '
and Col. Roosevelt, at the left, i J :i
charge thiit turned the tide of battle iik.
sent the enemy flyinjj over the hills t var.l
Santiago. It is now definitely know 1 ia'
fifteen men on the American side were
killed, while sixty were wounded -r re
ported to be missing. It is i 111 puss" t>
calculate the Spanish losses, but it
known tl.ev were far heavier tii..n Uii <?:
tiie Americans, at least as rej;'arurt ^ tu.
loss ? o{ l!r. Already ffjirty-jeyca fei ?
Spanish solJiers have been found and tjur
led; while ijwny others are undoubted^
Vi'i'ir in the tiik'!<, UHs'erl?MwU.
wounJed were all removed.
A special from Port Antonio si vs. I ik
Merrimac does not block the Ma:Iwr or
S mtiago. The cruiser Vesuvius, wiiil
looking for trouble a few nights go.
passed the Merrimac, went ?:p the i-l a: ?
no I, made observations of the hari >r
returned to t lie fleet. Captain ClwJwici.
fears that Hobson and his brave K-;iovv>
took tli? vessel too far into the harbor be
fore sinking her. As the colli" r no'\- iie$.
it is said a battleship could easily pass the
A special from Playa del Este says: The
American troops are now within four
miles of Santiago. Two brigades of Gen
eral Lawton's division, in command of
Gen. Chaffee and Col. R. H. Hall, of th<
Second Massachusetts volunteers, las;
night and today moved forward past th ?
village of Sevilla, where the Spaniard
were expected to make a stand, j?nd oco ?
pied the hills to the right and left. Tw -?
miles beyond, far out in front of tl e
American forces, and occupying the ro: Js
leading to Santiago, Is a force of 1,5 >i
Cubans under Gen. Carlos Gonzalez
The entireiCuban army, under commai.U
of Gen. Calixto Garcio, is massing for a
co-operative attack on Santiago.
There are no Spaniards in the entire
country between Balquiri, where most of
the American troops were ianded and S31 ?
tiago. The retreat of the enemy, aft<r
yesterday's battle, apparently became ;?
route, which did not end until the forti
fications around the city were reached.
FOR THE TRAIL.? Compressed hay.
100 lb. bales, at Lilly Bros. 6-27ft
Are Yoa Going
To Dawson City? The Ben
nett Lake and Klondike
Transportation Company arc
now operating the three large
and commodious steamers
From Bennett to Dawson.
For Rates apply at Bennett
office. F. M. RATTENhURY.
Managing Director.
Billy* Rose.
The Louvre
Hxth Aveuue, betwocu Uioadwuy unil 81a ??
Steam and Lager Beer on Draught
Ill kinds of Cold Lunches and

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