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The Only Dally Newspaoer
Published in Alaska. H?s
a Larger Circulation than
any other Publication.
f OL. I. NO. 142.
Job Printers an J . ?.*r&
Work Eec ultd cr. Slcrtest
Possible Notice. L?>?.
Blanks a Specialty. . .
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TIm ObIv Fire- Proof Building
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Corner 4th Avenue and State Street.
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A First-Class Hotel.
Rates Reasonable.
Thos. Whitten, Manager.
Bond Street, between Main and State.
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Burton W. Johnson
Packing and Freighting.
Skaguay to Lake Bennett.
Operattng one of the Best Pack Trains
on the route. H.inJIe contracts of anv
size and guarantee to deliver goods in
first-class condition.
Bar Cor. Hoore and Ivey Sts.
For further address inquire at this office.
r J. Watson, Waltkr Chckch.
Notary Public, Attorney -ut-La\v.
$100.00 $150.00 $200 00.
We have several customers for
fuT Residence property nortb of JP*
Ninth Avenue.
Watson & Church.
J^eal Estate And flines
Office? Cor. 5th Ave. and State St.
W ij ani ZSstaill. 11:11? St
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Tito? L?ffldDim? PIfo(M<n>?raipIh]<gr|
For Views and Photos.
Skaguay and Dawson City. Baoadway, South of Bond.
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Broadway, near Holly Avenu
May 1st. | |1898.j
Choice Wines, Liquors, Cigars
(- ,>?r Shoup and State Sts. Skaguav. Alask
Architect and Builder
Plans Drawn and Contracts Taken.
Kceldenco, corner Kulnor and Ivy ?t,
first bank
? lurorporaled 1N07?
Transacts a Regular Banking Busiu
Exchange Bought and Sold. De- 1
posits Received.
OfllcerN :
C. S. Moody ? - Pres. and Mw.
Fmd G. F. LAPgnotiere. ? cashier,
Phycician and Surgeon.
McKlnnfy tftreet, SkaKuay, Alimka.
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Attorney at Uw unit Notary Public,
Moo-e'* Buildiuf, soutli-putit corner of Upn
null* and MeKlnney Ave.
Occidental Hotel Building.
Dr e. l. niskern.
Physictnn and Surgeon.
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Main 8trt'"t, Corner of tith or Holly avj
Dressmaking Furnishings, 10 per.
cent reduction In calicos, shirt
waists, corset covers and ladies'
vests for this week only.
Ladles' and chlldren'M Hosiery, cholcc per
> timet. and toilet noapa.
Broadway, Near Bond.
John Stanley and Co,
First Class Horso Shoeing
an<l Work.
4th Avenue or Bond Street, between
Broadway and State.
Are Yoa Going
To Dawson City? The Ben
nett Lake and Klondike
Transportation Company are
now operating the three large
and commodious steamers
From Bennett to Dawson.
For Rates apply at Bennett
office. F. M. RATTENBURY.
Managing Director.
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Gcs. Schade. Billy Rosk.
The Louvre
Sixth Avenue, between Bioadwny and State.
Steam and Lager Beer on Draught
All kinds of Cold Lunches and Sand
Hot Lunch frotn 11 a. m. to 3 p. m.
Dkvtschks Hous.
White Navy.
Corner of Broadway & Bond.
Sill-It ?
General Blanco So Chagrined
He Tries To Shoot
Thea Havana? Then Npaln Itself
K The ll.-iiiifhty Rpanlard
Dock Mot Sue t or Peace.
General Nelson m. Miles has arrived
In Cuba and taken command of the land
forces. He Immediately announced in
emphatic terms that the war must end
quickly. So far as Santiago is concerned
it did. On July 14th, two days after his
arri ? ai he was able to cable its capitula
tion as follows. ?
"General Tornl has formally surrendered
the troops of his army In the division of
Santiago, on the terms and understanding
that his troops shall be returned to Spain.
General Shafter will appoint commission
ers to diaw up the conditions of arrange
ments for carrying out the terms of sur
render. Tills is very gratifying and Gen.
Shafter and the officers and men of his
command are entitled to great credit for
their sincerity and fortitude in overcoming
the almost Insuperable obstacles which
they encountered. A portion of the army
has been infected with yellow fever and
effous will be made to sepernte those who
are infected and those free from it, and to
keep those who are stiii on board ships
seperated from those on shore. Arrange
ments will be immediately made for
carrying out further instructions of the
president and yourself."
Thus the first chapter in the land cam
paign of the United States against Spain
closed, when fie Spanish colors over San
tiago gave place to the American flag.
Next will follow the transportation of the
Spanish troops back to their native land
ard capture of the island of Porto Rico un
less peace soon intervenes.
Condition al !Hun!lla Terrible.
London, July 14.? The special corres
pondent of the Times at Cavite writes as
follows, under d.iie of July 10, via Hong
"The condition of Manila Is said to be
terrible. It is hoped that the town will
surrender without necessitating a bom
bardment, but the Spanish authorities are
obstinate and a capitulation is not likely.
> I Ik v. hole Anieiit.Mii CApeUition is ex
pected here by July 30.
"Admiral Dewey, whose attitude has
been particularly humane and lenient, has
now declared a complete block ide. Yes
terday he sent away the British steamer
Esmeralda, which wished to take pas-en
1 gers for Honkong. The conduct of the
Germans still causes grave suspicion."
| I rg<-ii t ? Itrudy To Take .Tlarilla
A copyrkht dispatch to the World,
from its Manila correspondent says;
"1 have just returned from a complete
tour of the insurgent lines south of Man
ila, going to the trendies within 200
yards of the Spanish lines. I found the
rebels strongly entrenched. There are
ijoo insurgents ready to attack the town
when ordered. They claim that they can
take Manila and that plans for the attack
are to be perfected tomorrow. They pre
dict success and are sure the Spanish are
growing desperate.
Reports show a sentiment stionglv in
favor of surrender to the Americans, but
all favor fighting the insurgents, and if
the insurgents attack them it will result
in great loss of life on both sides.
There are only two German warships
in the harbor. The others are supposed
to be in the vadnity.
I'nrloua Attack On The Town.
The Insurgents made a furious attack
on the Spaniards from all sides with but
little result. They shelled into Spanhh
blockhouses and trencher north of Manila
and captured the Spanish guns at Mesa.
There was a furious musketry fire all
night at St. Juan, the Spanish replying
with artillery. About 400 native infantry
joined the insurgents
The Insurgents jnd Americans are acting
indepently, J>oth conducting their own
operations, hoping to reach an agreement
Key West, Fla., July 13.? According to
advices from Havana, received here to-day
Capt. Gen. Blanco attempted to commit
suicide, when he learned beyond doubt that
Admiral Cervera's squadron had l*en an
The earlier misleading dispatches, which
gave the impression here that Cervera had
eluded the American fleet, caused the great
est joy in Havana, but when the truth be
came known, with meager details show
ing the utter route of Cervera's squadron,
all gayeties were stopped and every public
and many private buildings were hung
with crepe and other black draperies.
Blanco was in the palace wher the in
telligence reached him, and he became al
most frenzied. He was closeted with his
staff and Gen. Arolas, of the Spanish
forces, discussing the news, when he made
the attempt on his life. After a struggle
he was subdued and disarmed, but the
shock was so severe that he was prostra
ted and compelled to Keep to n.s bed for
several days.
When he arose, his first order was to
prohibit a?v food supplies leaving Havana
for the interior town, where the distress ft
most severe, and where /nany are starving
daily. /
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; A Party of Thirty-eight
[ To Arrive From Dawson
That inlaid T; Be.Thc Nlze Of Th(
.tgfr.'kttir Pile Of Tk? Party?
n??|r Of Ubom Lcavt Oa
The Athenian.
Thlrty-eight Klondikers arrived at
Bennett last evening. They had a pleas
j ant and easy trip up the Yukon to White
Horse, each ninivt>ouyed up with belief
that they were going to reach Skaguay on
1 the seventh aay after leaing Dawson, pos
I slbly the sixth. The Ora made her way
; to Rink Rapids without any trouble
whatever, and at Five Fingers there was
! really no delay. The engines worked
while a line was taken out and as soon
as this was secured the vessel went through
without difficulty or danger.
But when they reached White Horse
the Klondikers>had a bitter dissapnintment
Ther; w.is no boat from Bennett to meet
them. This Is the second time that the
boats have missed connections, and of
course this is to be expected while
the navigation of the Upper Yukon and the
lakes is in its experimental stage. So
successful have these trips been, however,
that both steamboat companies assure us
that they will base upon these trips a
regular time schedule, and that there will
in the future be no long wait at White
Horse eitiier for the people going in or
thoie coming out.
These last party of Yukoners were too
anxious to wait at Wiiite Horse. They
gave Mr. Church $50 to start In a Peter
boro' canoe and paddle his way to Bennett
if he did not meet the steamer before ar
j riving there. Mr, Church made the whole
distance to Bennett and found the steamer
Flora at her wharf. She was immediate
i ly dispatched to White Horee and brought
back thirty-eight Klondikers with their
sacks of gold dust. It is said that these
will aggregate in value slightly over a mil
j lion dollars.
At a meeting of the School Board of Ed*
ucation held today it was resolved that a
public meeting be called to meet on Fri
day evening, July 22 at 8 o'clock at the
Union Church for the purpose of electing
a trustee to fill the vacancy caused by the
departure out of the district of one of the
Board recently chcsen at the meeting held
I July 1, 1898. By order of the Board
FRANK A. WISE, Secretary.
The United States surveyors who arriv
ed here Sunday are going out to-morrow to
? establish a camp near the summit- From
this cainp as the base of their operations
they will run the boundary line between
| tiie United States and Canada clear across
! the Chilkoot to join the line they have al
ready made from their survey sixty miles
: inland from Pyramid HaJbor. Of course
j these gentlemen do not tell anything of the
results obtained. They report to the
j.?iiil commissioners that sit In Quebec
| next month to decide the boundary ques
1 tion. These gentlemen will not even go
so far as to say that Skaguay Is or is not
in British Columbia, or that Lake Bennett,
is in the United Sta tes, which is sad. The
surveyors are camped on the ground re
cently occupied by the United States
At the time of going to press two suits
were being tried before Comm issloner
Sehlbrede, sitting in the city hail. The
first of these was Geo. H. Nineter, for
522;, for money loaned, and the second
that of J. O. Carlston, on a promisory
note for $114.50. W. M. Davis being the
defendant in both actions. He was repre
sented by Price & Fuller, S.L. Lovell being
the attorney for the plaintiffs.
At Commissioner Sehibrcde's Co.irt this
afternoon the claim of the Kerry Lumber
Co. against C. N. Noyes, for *78. 2y, for
lumber, was tried. No defense was made
and judgement was rendered by default.
Jlajr ltcach N?*Ul? Alinul Tbi
Time Meill ear.
The liver steamers P. B. Weare, Chab.
H. Hamiitou and the Bella left Dawyvj,
on the evening of June 26th. They are
the first treaiure boats out and they onlv
carried about $4, ooofioo in cold dust all
told. At the ti.ii* they left Diw son there
were two points to be considered by the
shippers. The least important wa3 that
the steamer carrying the ag^eggate freight
and pansengers from St. Michaels might b.
met and held bv a Spanish privateer, the
the other was the Youkon river was so
low it was an even chance that tba boats
would not be able to get down to StiMkb
aels. Therefore the bulk of the yel low
metal and passengers from Dawson will
go by Lake Bennett if that route turns out
to be the success that is promised.
Among those who risked their chances
on these boats are:
Mat McEiory,
Too Shea,
A. Hanaro.
Alvln Milter,
C E. Curtis,
A. Hansen,
Louie Coo tine,
Chat A, Johnson, ? *<b -TT '
Julius M, Price.
C. H. Chltwood,
Geo. K. Fox,
F. Mann,
Mr. George Guy.
Mrs. " "
J. H. McGregor,
Edward Darby,
W. E. Mosby,
Mr. Constantine,
Mrs. "
Paul Rector,
Tom Wall,
Swan Peterson,
W. McAlplne,
L. Larsen,
Roberf Insley,
C. S. May,
Nels Carlson,
W. L. Preston,
Harry Breens,
C. E. Rice,
Mr. F. G. Logan,
Mrs." " "
Mr. C. B. Roberts,
Mrs. *4 " "
C. Crawford,
C. W. Johnson,
P. Nelson,
C. Dahl,
J. W. Crist,
S.S. Sears,
Dick Eckhart,
E. L. Peacock.
The special correspondent of the San
Francisco Chronicle at Duwson writes !?>
his paper as follows:
In a previous letter I estimated the out
put of gold from the Klondike district an*:
Indian river as anywhere from $10,000,000
to $20,000,000. There is every reason to
believe that the latter figure will be ver
near the true mark. Wheather the true
amount will be officially known is a mat
ter of little or no Importance, so far as the
American public Is concerned. If the pri
vate estimates of the mine owners are to
be regarded as approximately correct, then
the following creeks and their tributaries
will produce the gold named:
Bonanza $ 7,000,0c.
El Dorado 10, 000, 00c
Hunker 2,500.000
Dominion ?5o,ooo
Sulphur 1 50,000
Total $20,000,000
Alex. McDonald wl'l have more gold
dust than any other six miners combined,
but then the Bonanza King owes more
than any twenty men in the Klondike, so
that I- 'spile will be materially reduced.
The claims owned and represented by Ed.
Mizner will show approqimately $850,000
Stanley and Worden $500,000, Berry Bros.
$500,000, and Charley Anderson $500,000.
These are probably the heaviest producers
in the Kl ondike country.
Our next door neighbor the province of
British Columbia is estimated to contain
an area of 220,000,000 acres of land, of
which quantity less than 10,000,000 has
alaeady been alienated. This quantity
includes all the land purchased from the
crown, and the donations or subsidies to
railways, and still leaves the enormous
quantity of 210,000,000 to be dealt
For chairs and Furniture of all kinds go
to Peoples. His goods are the best and
his prices the lowest In the city. Broad
way above Shoup avenue. 6*7tf
A new saloon is being put in on the
site of the old Merchants saloon on Fifth
Avenue, with a very handsome front.
George L. Rice starts for Dawson to
morrow. Charley Terry accompanies
him. Mr. Rice has a lar^e brewery in the
capital of the Klondike. He wlii be gor.e
about twenty-five days.

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