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i* The Only Daily Newspaper .'^Published in Alaska. H ? s | a Larger Circulation than any other Publication. THE DAILV fOL. I. NO. 139. 8KAGUAY, ALASKA, FRIDAY, JULY 15, 1898 Job Printers andSttt.cner* Work Eecuted on Shortest Possible Notice. taff Blanks a Specialty. . . PRICE 10 CENTS The Liargest and Finest Hotel in Alaska. ? TME JH10TEL. European Plan. All Modern Improvements. Sample Rooms for Commercial Men BONO ST- BET. BROAOWAY AMD RUNNALLS .v, ,v. .V, a?L _,vu J?c jVfc .???. .?*?. fk ?!h!t\ V V* 'i* k* ??*? ?'a* ???* -?A< V* V v V* V W V Vl tf jMaylstJ |18ft81 *Jhe oewey. Choice Wines, Liquors, Cigars. Corner Shoup and State Sts. Skaguav. Alaska. Burton W. Johnson. Packing and Freighting. Skaguay to Lake Bennett. Operattng one of the Best Pack Trains on the route. Handle contracts of any size and guarantee to deliver goods in first-class condition. r? Bar Cor. Hoore and Ivey Sts. For further address inquire at this office. o . The Oldest and Best Established Restaurant and Bakery in the city. IceCream: Wholesale or Retail. OrEN DdT dN& NIQHT. Cor. Holly Avenue and State. Skaguay, Alask Employment Office Reliable Help Furnished Employers on Short Notice. I keep a classified list of all those wanting work and ^ can till orders with the least possible delay. Leave orders at the Little Star Candy and Tobacco Store. Broadway between Bond and McKinney Streets. Skaguay. T J. Watson, Waltkk Church. Notary Public, 7* Attorney-at-Law. $100.00 $150.00 $200 00. We have several customers for tdT Residence property nortb of Ninth Avenue. v * Watson & Church. k eal Estate And nines Office? Cor. 5th Ave. and State St. R W. L. GREEN.* HARDWARE. ?ffTholM*!* atXLd. Eotiill. Solly St See l^I^(2r(2; ? LTDn? Leadnmii IPHucotogjiraiiplliKgrl For Views and Photos. Skaguay and Dawson City. Baoadway, South of Bond. GO TO THE L FOl ADIE AND GENTS' 91? la a FURNISHING GOODS BOOTS, shoes and suppers otto schlessinger, Broadway, rear Holly Avenu if-: * H I E. J. LIDDICOAT. Architect and Builder Plans Drawn and Contracts Taken. Realdenoe, corner Kaiser and Ivy nt. FI^ST BflKK OF SKAGOAY. Incorporated 1H07 ? Transacts a Regular Banking Business. Exchange Bought and Sold. De-j posits Received. Oflloera s C. S. MOODY - - Prt*. and Mjjt. Fmo G. F. LAPenotiere. - Cashier. pRICj^Aj^ULLKH^ ATTORNEYS- AT- LAW. McKluney Street. Hkaguay, Alaska. HTKNOGRAPHKR IN OFFICE. WALTER CHURCH Attorney at Law and Notary Public, Moore's lluildlng, ?outh-eaat corner of Run- | uallsand McKluney Ave. O'DONNELL & WELDON. Attys-at-Law. Occidental Hotel Building. DR. E. L. NISKERN. Maiu Street, Corner of 6th or ilolly ave. ? offlcc : ? Cor. Broailwuy ntid Roml. rroU'taiiuual call* attended to <tnv or nlgbt. If you want to build go to Physician and Surgeon. Dr. J. Richter, TJOMSAAS & BROOMFIELD. Contractors, Builders and General Jobbing. frSfiS?aJU Specifications Furnished. 212 Bond'sfeasfof Broadway. Pacific Hotel. Near McKinney and Main Streets. Everything First-Class. Terms Reasonable. LADIES Dressmaking, Furnishings, 10 per cent reduction In calicos, shirt waists, corset covers and ladies' vests for this week only. Lad It*' is 1 children'* Hosiery, choice por funu's and toilet soaps. Broadway, Near Bond. John Stanley and Co. First Class Horse Shoeing j and Wagon Work. ButcEKSNi ITH I NG. \ 4th Avenue 'or Bond Street, between P road way and State. Are Yoa Going To Dawson City? The Ben nett Lake* and Klondike Transportation Company are now operating the three larg> and commodious ? steamers | K4 AND_ From Bennett to Dawson. For Rates apply at Bennett | office. F. M. RATTENBURY, Managing Director. GU8. Schade. Billy Rose. The Louvre CAFE' Sixth Avenue, between Broadway and Htale. FINE WINES & LIQUORS. Steam and Lager Beer on Draught 10 CENTS, STRAIGHT. All kinds of Cold Lunches and Sand wiches. Hot Lunch from 11 a, m. to 3 p. m. Deutsches llOUS. J II ODL Mr. Cribbs Returns and Tells' of Skaguay Boys There. GROUND All TAKEN ifp] The Standard Oil Company, of New York, Trying to Gobble Hp Eterfthlnf. ' W. M. Cribbs, of Kelly's drug store, has returned from his trip to Shorty creek, full of enthusiasm as to the splendid promise of the Last Chance mining dis trict, the first location on which was made by our own Long-Shorty, otherwise known, but on rare occasions, as Mr. Btgelow. But strangers will suppose that Shorty creek Is so called because of its want of length, and thus will our leading citizen be robbed of the honor of Its nom enclature. To get to this new mining district you go to Pyramid Harbor and hit the Dalton trail and keep on hitting It to Dalton post, a distance of 150 miles, and If these miles were laid flat they would become 260 miles In the opinion cf Mr. Cribbs. He says there Is one hill ten miles up and fifteen miles down, so steep that he had to Kold on by his horses ears going up and by his tail going down. F^om Dalton Post you follow for anoth er fang thirty miles the trail which at that point is vearing westward, and swing to the oorth for ten mites. Then you are In the Last Chance mining district, which comprises the Kah-Sha river and its tribu tary, Shorty creek, Aider creek, and Union Gulch. Mr. Cribbs started from here June 14th, with Dr. Runnalls and his outfit of five men and nine horses. They found the trail pretty bad to the summit and the rivers to cross particularly troublesome. In cross ing one of these on his pony Mr. Cribbs closed his eyes and looked back on his past life. He thought it probable that he wotiTO nfcver again 'concoct a medicinal remedy in the Sknguay drug store. The index of the M:ite[ia Medica wj? TfttrJrTTfey through his dlzzv brain, while ! his brave little pony was being carried I away by the roaring torrent. "It was the , closest shave I have ever had," he said , last night, "and yet my skin is pretty j tough." ?/But Dalton, he says Is doing good work ' on the trail, and he found it better coming back. He found it necessary, however, to engage a guide for the return journey. Going in it was the practice of Dr. j Runnalls to yell with the full force of his perfect lungs, "Time to get up !" To feed the animals and get started took three hours, and then they trudged onward all ' day without dinner, in their hurry to reach the celebtated pastures. They tried j to make twenty-five miles a day, but j found fifteen was as much as the animals could stand. And when they got to these pastures they found that two thousand 1 head of cattle were just two days ahead of j them, and that these cattle had shorn the grass for a distance on each side the trail much closer than a first-class mowing machine could have been pursuaded to do Mr. Crlbbs left all the Skaguay boys well and in good hopes. Dr. Runnalls is sinking to bed rock on his Shorty Creek claim. He has purchased another one on the same creek. Long Shorty was left sawing wood for ground sluicing and say ing little. Mr. Cribbs left several men at work. When he went In he owned one half Interest In Shorty's discovery claim, No. i above on Shorty creek and No. i below on Kha-Sha river. While there he purchased three other claims on Union gulch, and a quarter interest in claim No. 6 on Shorty, there are but ten claims On Shorty, exclusive of those that go to tlte government. \ As to the richness of the district, on which point Mr. Cribbs is enthusiastically/ satisfied, the best pan he heard of gave $1.85, this was one of the standard oil companies claims on Kha-Sha river. This comp >ny has forty experienced men, who are engaged at a salary of $50 per month and one-fifth of the output of the claims they locate. They have made many loca tions, and are said to be buying up all the good claims they can, as the whole dist rict is now located. Bratnoher's party has left the district, with Jack Dalton as guide, for the head waters of the Copper river, to search for copper. The Standard Oil company has sent one of its experts, with an Indian guide in the same direction. A nugget of copper weighing seven pounds was found bv this company on one of Its Kho-Sha river claims. Captain Jurois has been appointed by Major Walsh as gold commissioner of the district but has not yet visited it. He Is waiting for Major Walsh, who Is expected every day to come out from Dawson over the Dalton trail, bringing 800 pounds of mall with him. Dr. Runnails was expected to start ten days after Mr. Crlbbs Mr. Crlbbs leaves on Sunday for Daw son, to look after his mining Interests there He has claims on Hooks, Rosebud and ll II !K If Mil The Disposition of the Pris oners Whom the Citizens Arrested. \ GREAT MANY WITNESSES The Conclaalona of (he Committee Vlvtn 10 the Preai Inilrad of t* a Public fleeting* It was announced yesterday by Com missioner Sehlbrede that the trial of the re maining; prisoners would take place today at 7 o'clock, in the warehouse on the Seattle wharf where the meeting was held yester day, and that immediately following these hearings the report of the committee of safety would be given there. But the committee changed its mind this morning. There seemed to be no necessity to ask people to undertake the long walk along the wharf, especially as the weather was threatening, it was therefore decided to give It to the press, as the people would have but a short time to wait before the DAILY ALASKAN appeared on the streets. The members of the committee were : Battin, Burns, Butler, Brackett, Corne lius, Clark, Freeman, Graves, Remick, Sperry [John], Sylvester, Whitten and Whiting. The report is as follows: | To the Citizens of Skaguay: Your committee elected at a mass meet ing on July nth duly report: That from the examination of jsowivy "ffaftt WmieSSttr, ?Kf rind1 what we believe to be sufficient evidence to bind over, In dict and convict: Van B. Triplett, W. E. Foster, John Bowers, Harry Bronson of larceny from the person of another. George Wilder, J. D. Jackson, John Clear of assault with a dangerous weapon. Al White of larceny and being armed with a danger ous weapon. Chas. Butler of inciting to riot, .r ^ Being unable to find Sufficient evidence to convict in all cases the persons held in custody of the committee bf safety, we recommended that they be permitted to leave town and all due precautions taken to protect them from personal violence. No evidence being produced against two persons held by the committee of safetv, their release was recommended. In order to keep the town from being put under military rule, this committee pledged Captain Yeatman the safety of all persons held by the committee of safety, whioh pledge has been sacredly kept. On seaiching the premises of Jeff Smith, the bag of gold was found, contain ing 125X ounces of itsoriginal contents, in a trunk in an outbuilding, in the rear of his saloon, and is now in the custody ot the city marshal. v In view of the fact that several of the prisoners had waived examination, on request of U. S. Commissioner, the evi dence in possession of this committe will be held secret, until the sitting of the next grand jury. Respectfully, The committee. Trial mt the Prisoner*. ^ Commissioner Schlbrede held Court in the City Hall during the afternoon, after the committee's report was issued. There was but a small crowd in attendance. John Clear, who yesterday desired an im mediate examination, but whose hearing had to be postponed on account of the ab sence of one of the States witnesses, today waived examination and was bound over in the sum of $5000. George Wilder, also charged with as sault with a deadly weapon, waived ex amination and was held in a similar sum. George Butler was ' charged with in citing a riot, and, waiving an ,lnvestlga tion, was held for trial in the sum of $io, 000. Henry Bronson had two charges brought against himi" one of being accessory after the robbery from Stewart, and the other | with having received stolen property. knowing it to have been stolen. He was held in $10,000 on each charge. Against ex-Deputy Marshal Taylor there was a charge of attempt to extort money, but the witness who laid the com plaint left for Dawson this morning, without notlfyfug the committee. Bot there was also a charge against Taylor of a wilful neglect of duty, laid by Mr. Stew art. He reported the losa of his gold to the deputy marshal soon after ft occurred, but Taylor failed to take action on it. VOi> this charge. Taylor was brought I to^tiay. He waived examination and was held in $5,000 for trial at Sitka. The marshal took him into custody. Al White, charged with larceny from the dwelling of Mrs. B. Rowley, waived examination and was held in $1000. As we go to press there was a search being made for Mrr?.M. J. Torpey, charged with keeping a disorderly house. it is the intention of the committee to keep up the good work until all the disor derly characters have been rounded up. ? Camara's Fleet is Ordered to Return to Spain. SANTIAGO STILL SULKY. Her Commander tilfnr* <* Har ronder ou Coudlllttiin U/Licli Are Not .(ccefictl. There Is no mor- righting and pe.cenow seems near at hand. Under date of the the 3th General SI., fter was still waiting with his troops unu?r the wai's <?f San tiago for further instructions fi id the president. Linarrs, Spanish coninian der of Santiago, h d offered to surrender on certain conditions but on this ^eir.^^^H cabled by Genera! Shatter to Washington he received instructions immediately from^^H the president that nothing but an absolute surrender would be considered: , T.Vis Raving' been communicated to tlic Spaniards General i oral reused to sur render, saying that he was rooivcu to de fend the town until he dies. General Blanco has approved of General 1 oral's firmness. But Santiago is almost without supplies, and being surrounded by the American army and navy none c ut reach her, therefore the question of surrender was then a matter ot but a very few days. The number of killed and wounded on the American side during the two days hot fighting outside bantiago on ^luly is. and 2nd is: Killed, 22 officers and 208 enlisted men; wounded, 81 officers and 1203 enlisted men; missing, 79 men. It is rumored that the Spanish govern ment received a dispatch from Capt. Go.. Blanco announcing that Rear Admirai Sampson sent him a telegraphic dispaUli summoning the Spanish Commander t ? order the evacuation of Cuba within forty eight hours and announcing that otherwise the Americans will bombard all the forts in Cuba. The Italian Government has given per mission to Admiral Canura's squadron to take two days' supply of coal at Masso wah to enable the ships to reach Aden, Arabia. Six vessels belonging to the fleet of Ad miral Camara have arrived at Point Said from Suez on their way back to Spain. in Washington L). C. the belief that a peace movement will be inaugurated continues strong, but the definite an nouncement is made that no such move ment has taken form thus far. In Madrid the Liberal newspaper says the Cabinet is considering the signing of a ten day's armistice to facilitate peace ne gotiations but according to other Madrid newspapers the Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs has declared that no Euro pean power is disposed to interfere in be half of peace, unless the belligerents make a request to that effect. \ln London? although peace rumors aw numerous and there is a general feeling that Spain may sue for peace, nothing de finite on the subject is known in compet ent quarters. Both the officials of the United States Embassy and the British Foreign Office say the situation is th<* same as yesterday, and at the Foreign office it is declared that there is absolutely no truth in the story printed this morning to the effect that Spain has made a formal overture for peace with the United States through Sir Henry Drummond-Wolff, the British ambassador at Madrid and they ridicule the alleged concession attributed to Spain in the story referred to. Admiral Sampson has cabled the Navy Department that in his opinion three Spanish vessels may be saved. The Colon certainly, is in good condition, and there is a reasonable hope of saving the Maria Teresa and Vizcoya.