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DHVOTKD TO THS INT1H1SSTS OP WBANGBL. SiiirHK IKTIHN ALASKA. AND TBK All. CAN ALIA N BOUTS TO TIIF. VIKoN ^
YOL. 2, NO 42. FORT WRANGEL, ALASKA, SATURDAY, Oct. 14, 1899. PRICE, 1U CENTS.
Extraordinary Value xeS^oow"
Colgate’s Toilet Soap, Perfumes, Hair OH and Bay Rum.
A Complete Line of Cutlery Silver-plated Knives, Forks and Spoons.
Lanterns, Ollcoats Oilsacks etc.
Our Stock of Hardware Crockery and Groceries are Complete.
Duncan McKinnon.
Hudson’s Bay
Company
(INCORPORATED 1(170.) (INCORPORATED 1070.)
STEAMERS
Strathcona and Caledonia
Running Regularly, During Season of Navigation, from
Wrangel to Glenora
Carryiug Her Majesty’s Mails. For Freight and Passenger
rates apply to the Company’s Agent ....
Duncan McKinnon
Store at Olenora and Teslin Lake Carry.a full Stock of
Provisions, Groceries
Dry Goods
Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Wholesale and Retail.
Honest Goods at
Honest Prices j
Casca trading
and
TRANSPORTATION Co.
Operating the Magnifice.it River Steamer
Capt. J. Whitmore, Master.
In connection with Pack Trains.
Prepared to do all kinds of PACKING and FORWARDING
>nd making THROUGH RATES ‘o Dease Lake and all other
interior Points.
Carrying the United States and Her Britanic Hajesty’s nail.
Trading Posts at Telegraph Creek, Dease Lake
and other Interior Points stocked with a Full Lllne
of General Merchandise.
For rates and other information apply on board steamer or at
A. Wl. Jones Reid A Sylvester
Five Sisters Block Fort Wrangel
Victoria B. C, Alaska.
TELL HER 60.
You have not forgot the summer
When vour love dream came to you,
And the wooing and the winning
Of the heart that'B been so true.
Years have gone, and still you love her,
But we often careless grow;
Though your love's as warm as ever.
Do you often tell her so?
Do you think she has forgotten.
In the flitting of the years,
Words she loved to hear you utter—
Only meant for lovers' cars?
No! she never will forget them.
Tender words so sweet and low.
And today she longs to hear them;
If you love her, tell her so!
Those old. happy days of wooing
For the world she'd not forget.
Though the honeymoon Is over.
Yon should be as lovers yet.
When the cares of life are many.
And Its burdens heavy grow.
Help her bear them, and. I pray you.
If you love her, tell her so!
Loving words will cost you nothing.
And you cannot tell their power;
rannot tell how much they brighten
All the shadows of the hour.
Drudge them not, us on llfc’e Journey
Through this world of ours you go;
To the fuithfull hearts besides you.
If you love them, tell them so'
NEWS FROM CAPE NOME.
Its Vast Wealth Recognized at last
The public have but recently awak
ened to the fact that there is a country
that may outdo the Klondike, the Nug
get of the 16th announcing that the
new diggings are the most phenomenal
on earth. .
A corrrespondent of the San Francis
co Examiner writing from Nome, under
date of August 17th. says that when
people arrived from Kotzebue sound
“they were surprised to see men dig
ging on the beach. Hundreds began
panning, then carried out rockers, and
fina'ly moving there with their tents
and bag and baggage, so that now the
bulk of the population is on the beach,
working early and late like ants, and
taking out from *1 to $200 per day to a
man. It is true that those who take
out the most are in the minority, as
most of the workers only take out what
they call wages—about $10 to $20 per
day, while some others dont take out as
much as $2 per day. Who knows
whether it is the fault of the man who
works the rocker or the fault of the
piece of ground they are working. It
may be both, but the fact remains just
the same that some of them are wash
ing out hundreds of dollars per day:
and while they are paying on the claims
from five to nine dollars per day, they
are paying on the beach $1 per hour.”
“With respect to the beach diggings
on government land a rule has been
adopted to the effect that each man is
allowed 60 feet for rocking purposes:
but the person,8 right to such 60 feet
terminates when the rocker is removed,
a similiar right may then be acquired
by another party.
The men follow the receding tide
with their rockers and work at the very
edge of the surf until driven back. The
men on the beach protest that for 180
miles along the beach the prospects are
equally as good as where the ground is
being worked.
Many men under contract to the A.
C. Co. have incurred a liability to a
suit for damages by deserting their
various posts.
Govornor Brady and Manager Wilson
estimate that $9,000,000 will not cover
the amount of gold from these new
fields this season.
The people of Nome are living' in
tents almost exclusively, and a great
rush is anticipated when the final freeze
up shall turn their eyes towards Seattle
Only a percentage can be acommodat
ed and the balance will have to hustle
for themselves.
The whole thing reads like a fairy
story, but so did the first accounts of
the Klondike, and many Dawsonltes
who have just come in were led, for a
long time, into believing all the stories
of Kionpiee wealth to be mere huluein
ations of miners “run stampede mad.”
The Nugget also publishes tnterviows
with eight other returned visitors to
Nome who confirm the above informa
The Transvaal Question.
Almost to the exclusion of every
other matter of interest the Tiansvaal
question occupies the world’s stage, and
deservedly so, for although the quarrel
is nominally between "Uncle Paul” and
tho British Government, in reality it is
a somewhat general question: for Eng
lish capital and English interests repre
sent only about one fourth of the stake
in the celebrated ••Witswatersrand”
district of the Transvaal of \\ hioh Joh
annesburg is the central location.
American. German. French and Italian
capital lieing largely represented.
Our readers may remember the Boer
uprising of 18so when, after the British
forces had suffered six signa' defeats,
from the massacre of Honker’s Spruit"
to the disastrous battie of Majuba Hill,
where the governor of Natal Si-George
Pomeroy Colley lost his life togetliei
with 400 out of his tint) men.
After a six months’ armistice, terms
of peace were signed by t he Gladstone
administration by which the Boers
were guaranteed their independence
subject to the suzerainity of Great Brit
tan.
Now a suzerainty is at the best bill
an unsatisfactory arrangement and is
generally orly adopted to lend a little
dignity to the back-down from a more
powerful nation; and it is safe to say
but for the marvellous gold discoveries
of the Rand, the Boers would have been
left alone to pursue their pastoral per
sists unmolested by British interfer
ence, as in like manner but for the gold
finds on this side of the world, we would
have had no Boundary commission, and
no Venezulan question.
The Boer is a unique specie of man
kind insular, tatieurn yet extremely
hospitable, intensely religious, yet
brave to a fault. He is magnificent as
a pioneer, yet asks only to be left alone.
Impatient of restraint he prefers the
solitude of the veldt or the mountain
to the most fertile plains where lie is
associated with his fellow man and is
amenable to their laws.
The Boer it was who for nearly 100
years has fought the savages of South
Africa; he subdubed and colonized Cape
Colony, the Paarl, the Kat-river territ
ory, Natal, the Orange Free State and
later the Transvaal, each of which in
t^eir turn were annexed by England.
Rather than live under the hated Hag
and obey its laws, they trecked farther
and yet farther into the wilderness,
fighting wild beasts and yet wilder men
and again made themselves a home.
The Transvaal is their last standi
they can go no further. Beyond them
is German East Africa and around them
on all sides are various foreign posses
sions.
If itscomes to a conflict, the world
will be treated to the spectacle of 14,
000 or 15,000 dutch farmers lighting
and dying for their hard won homes,
against one of the most powerful milit
ary nations of Europe.
The writer was in the Transvaal dur
ing the war of 1880-81 and knows
whereof he speaks, but the pity of it
the pity of it.
I he question at issue is one that
I would never have arisen between two
powerful nations The Transvaal gov
ernment has a perfect right to say un
der what conditions a Uitlander shall
become a citizen, and a perfect and un
doubted right to exclude any undesir
able class of people, as America does in
California, and England in Australia.
Onething is certian if the Dutch Afri
cander through the various colonies,
join issue with their brethren of the
Transvaal, the power of England will
shook to its foundation in Africa; and
it might even be on the cards that "Oom
Paul” and his second in command Piet
Joubert, make a triumphial entry into
Peitermaritzburg
.7. Smith.
The Time to Marry.
^ ou may not toll a young man whom
to marry, but vou may with propriety,
tell him when to marry. Too many
young men marry too young. Too of
ten they can scarcely support themsel
ves, when they incur the additional re
sponsibility of supporting a wife, and
possibly a mother-in-law in the bargain.
In most cases this leads to domestic in
felicity. for, talk as you may, money
and home comforts are absolutely essen
tial to domestic happiness, it is wrong
for any man to aska woman to leave
her father's home before he has one
prepared for her, or the tangible as
surance that is able to prepare one.
No young man should think of marry
ing lie fore lie is in a position to com
fortably care for the woman who trusts
herself to his keeping. If you are a
voting man contemplating marriage
ton't eonsnmn ate the transaction till
on have a home—one little spot in all
lie world that you can call your own.
mil where you will lie kinc and your
•vife undisputed queen. Don't bring
your wife to live with your mother,
troble is always sure to follow and your
home will never be so happy after your
wife has had trouble with your mother,
Yhiu will thereafter live between
two of the hottest fires on earth and
life will lose many of its charms.
Drowned in the Stikeen
We regret to announce the sad death
of A. D. Stanfield who was drowned in
the Stikeen River, lti miles below Glen
ora. on the 22nd. inst.
It appears that while he in company
with his partner Harry Pidgeon. were
attempting to make a landing the can
oe was caught by an eddy capsizing the
craft and precipitating the uufortunate
men into the swift waters of the river.
They were both strong swimmers and
were endeavoring to recover their can
oe when suddenly and with >ut warnin_
the unfortunate man sunk to rise n >
more. His sudden disapper. unce is at -
tributed to an attack of cramps.
Mr. Stanfield was a native of Califor
nia, and had been engaged in prospect
ing and exploring in this vicinity for
the part eighteen months and was well
respected by all with whom he came in
contact.
Dyea Booming.
Recent arrivals from Skagtiav report
that the narrow guage railroad be
tween Dyea and Canyon city is being
torn up and that a standard guage road
is being constructed. At Sheep Camp
the company has constructed a large
commissary building and bunk house
and 11 men are at work on the tunnel.
A large stock of supplies have been
forwarded up the trail and Dyea is the
scene of great activity.
ERCM ANDREE.
Marked Buoy Opened Before T i
Cabinet.
Contains Evidence That The
Much Sought Pole Was Reached
B buoy marked “Andree Polar Ex
pedition,” which with an anchor at
tached. was found on September 9th
on the north coast of King Charles Is
land, by the master of the Norwegian
cuttcrMartha Larsuak, was opened yes
terday in the presence of a number ot.
experts and members of the Cabinet. '
It was found to be the s > culled North
Pole buoy which Andree nut arratigi d
to drop if he succeeded in pn-sing lie
Pole.
Church Announce incut.
Sunday evening at the Presbyteri.. -i
Church, a translation of a speech ■ y
Katishau lately delivered will lx* lei. ..
The subject of the sermon will i .*;
'heist the Cood Shepherd.” All hi j
cordially invited.
H P. < OR8ER.

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