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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.
All Modern Improvements. Sample Rooms for Commercial Men
BONO ST- BET. BROAOWAY AMD RUNNALLS
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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.
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
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
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
Watson & Church.
eal Estate And nines
Office? Cor. 5th Ave. and State St.
W. L. GREEN.*
?ffTholM*!* atXLd. Eotiill. Solly St
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LTDn? Leadnmii IPHucotogjiraiiplliKgrl
For Views and Photos.
Skaguay and Dawson City. Baoadway, South of Bond.
GO TO THE
FOl ADIE AND GENTS' 91? la a
BOOTS, shoes and suppers otto schlessinger,
Broadway, rear Holly Avenu
E. J. LIDDICOAT.
Architect and Builder
Plans Drawn and Contracts Taken.
Realdenoe, corner Kaiser and Ivy nt.
Incorporated 1H07 ?
Transacts a Regular Banking Business.
Exchange Bought and Sold. De-j
C. S. MOODY - - Prt*. and Mjjt.
Fmo G. F. LAPenotiere. - Cashier.
ATTORNEYS- AT- LAW.
McKluney Street. Hkaguay, Alaska.
HTKNOGRAPHKR IN OFFICE.
Attorney at Law and Notary Public,
Moore's lluildlng, ?outh-eaat corner of Run- |
uallsand McKluney Ave.
O'DONNELL & WELDON.
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
frSfiS?aJU Specifications Furnished.
212 Bond'sfeasfof Broadway.
Near McKinney and
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 |
From Bennett to Dawson.
For Rates apply at Bennett |
office. F. M. RATTENBURY,
GU8. Schade. Billy Rose.
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
Hot Lunch from 11 a, m. to 3 p. m.
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
' 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
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
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
?/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
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
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
The Disposition of the Pris
oners Whom the Citizens
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
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,
of larceny from the person of another.
J. D. Jackson,
of assault with a dangerous weapon.
of larceny and being armed with a danger
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,
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,
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
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,
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.
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