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TIIK COCONINO SUN.
Back from Klondike. in shuttered and Mri submits to the The I'reseott Journal-Miner has u '''(,'or of Hh climate. Arctic supplies three-column interview with A. I'. and merchandise to last ut least two Smith, who returned from the Yukon jears, with a Canadian duty of :$." jer country on Wednesday. Parley Smith, cent., Is exacted in addition. A man as he Is called, in an old resident of S?n! in with an Arizona appetite Arizona, and for the Iwnellt of the should multiply it three times over In Flagstaff! to who have, the Klondil.e the Klondike and then govern his fxd fever we clip the following fro.n the supply accordingly " Interview: Leaving Dawson in the latter part of , "It will lie rememliered,'' he said. November Mr. Smith met many who 1'' "that myself and Don Coots left thiis were en route back, and in addition city July 20 last. After the usual pre- there were likewise many who desired limluarlcs in outfitting and other mat- to leave Dawson, but were jMiivuaded ters wo urrlved in Dawson City on Oclo- not to venture on the trip. All of Mr. lier 2. Wo traveled over the Chilkoot Smith's party were more or less froen: pass to Lake HcnncU, forty miles (lis- ""o ierson losing loth feet. A great tant, and from there to Dawson by lake danger lies in leing lost. The country and river routus, lilill miles. The trip is a rolling one from Dawson to Chil was a hard one and consumed thirty- koot, A" restaurants in Dawson are seven days, during which time wo were hnut UI and 'd '8 dished out In parcels A. UAposed to the elements and the tor- of limited supply, notwithstanding re jpr Xures of treacherous streams. Our orU to the contrary. Mr. Smith be merchandise was packed to I.aki? Hen- Heved there would be suffering in nett by men. horses ami bulls, and later consequence, and disease would follow the bulls were killed and their meat accordingly. Under Cunadian mining sold for 40 cents a pound. laws u locator was allowed but one claim 'Concernitiif Dawson, and the hnpor- " 'm feeti and when he released it his t mt llgure it cuts in this excitement, I right expired. In addition he must be will say that it is a city of alwut :i,U0J "n the ground personally and perform Iieople, Its papulation, however, lteing work- Thc C08t of procuring wood to of that floating nature incidental to thaw oujt the placer ground will run as mining sta.np.sdcs. It is situated on '''? llB -' Per conl which, with tools the Yukon and is divided b. the Klon- anl other incidental exiienses in secur illke river-one pntion being known as lat,' and working ground, makes the Louse town and the other as Dawsjn. undertaking an extremely hazzardous Dawson City is built of log houses with mu to the man of limited means, glass windows, the place having the The thermometer went down to "2 comforts usually seen in an. coast min- below zero in November, and, as Mr. ing center. Smith sas, "jou would freeze without "It is simply suicidal and absolute knowing it." folly for any ierson of limited capital Homes in Dawson are very damp in to venture there. The same will apply summer and malaria is epidemic, to those, unless vigorous and perfect Sacks of gold are to be seen lajitig phjslcally. There Is no charity for around carelessly and in one vault such either class, and the death rate and is piled up like cord wood, suffering will corroWate this. Daw- Ileal estate is booiny and a fair sized son and surroundings are malarious and price on a lot oOxlO!) feet is $10,(AK). A in any season the strongest constitution house 2-"x40 rents for $159 per mouth. vwjiu.ttfUi&tfuasssBBmm