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Vol. 1.
Lake Bennett, B. C, May 31,1899.
No. 2.
Ceremony of Laying the Cornerstone of First Presbyterian Church at
Bennett the Occasion of Brilliant Addresses by Capt, John Irving,
M, P. P. for Cassair;  Mayor John  Hislop, C, E, of
Skagway, Alaska, and Others,
On Queen's birthday at 8 p. m,, after
the festivities of the day, a - large congregation of people gathered together to witness the'laying of the cornerstone of the
First Presbyterian church to be erected
on the hill overlooking the harbor, and
the appropriate ceremonies connected
therewith. Mayor Hislop of Skagway, to
whom was assigned the honor of laying
i. .; stum tii..(ie".i up'piop."-''e avli.-""'
u d eui-i.osed in the tin box a Copy of
TiiS Bennett Sun, the Daily Alaskan,
list of the members of the Dominion and
Provincial governments, N. ,W. M. P.,
and a description of the work of the
Presbyterian church in . Alaska. After
this was done Mayor Hislop stepped
down from the temporary platform upon
whicii a large number of citizens were
standing, and placed in the stone the tin
box containing the various records referred to, took the trowel and cemented
the cornerstone.
The national anthem was sung and
then Mr. Sinclair declared' the finish of
that portion of the programme, and invited the people into the tent where the
ceremonies would be continued.
Rev. Sinclair, who occupied the chair,
said that before Capt. Irving, M. P. P.
for the district, had arrived here that he
had asked Mr. Hislop to lay the cornerstone; but had he known that his friend
Capt. Irving was coming he would have
had him do so on account of him holding
the high position in' parliament as representing the people of this district. However, the speaker said Captain Irving had
kindly consented to deliver an address.
On coming forward Captain Irving was
accorded a grand reception. Following
is his speech in full:
Ladies and Gentlemen: It would
seem particularly fitting and appropriate that on this anniversary day of Her
Most Gracious Majesty the Queen's
ruling over the destinies of the greatest Christian nation and people on all
the earth, that away off here many milestones from the parental home of Christianity we should at this time be permitted to participate in the laying of a
cornerstone to the edifice which will
mark anothermilestone-irithe progress
of C'hifijliu.-iii/.i end ckiliActtioii.
It would seem all the more "appropriate when we stop to consider that here
upon the shores of Lake Bennett, at the,
gateway of the mighty Yukon, where
but a few years ago the winds whistled
through the canyon and over the summits of the passes with naught save its
own dreary signing to echo back its refrain, may now be heard the busy hammer of industry, the progressive hum
of^energy and the- sound of steamboat
whistles—floating palaces.
Yet notwithstanding the eager search
for gold, is it not an inspiring thought
that restless man should stop in his career, as did,the Pilgrims of old, and
seek for a resting place a home dedicated to his God, that there he might
offer up his prayers of devotion and
thanks for his spiritual and temporal
preservation? What an inspiring
thought it is to recall the history and
progress of Presbyterianism, with its
millions of sturdy supporters, and one
is even prone to wish that itsfonnder,
John Calvin, who for centuries has lain
in his peaceful tomb In the beautiful city
of • Geneva, Switzerland, under the
shadow of the snow-clad Alps, beside
the blue waters of that beautiful lake,
could he now at this moment with
human eyes look upon this assemblage
and witness on the shore of our own
picturesque lake, shadowed by these
mountains in their mantle of white, the
ceremony of the laying of this cornerstone of this edifice to be consecrated
to the service of the Divine Master in
the same faith of which he was the  ,
head.   While in the providence of the
Almighty, nearer and nearer, closer
and closer have been drawn those of
sectarian beliefs   and denominations,
each worshipping the same Father according to the dictates of his own conscience, one cannot but admire that
simple, rock-bound faith which through
Scotch, English 'and Irish parentages
have handed down from generation to
generation, unshaken in its tenets, unchanged in its belief, with an all-abiding faith in the Almighty, those religious principles and trainings until the
name of Calvin is to be commemorated
.and perpetuated in these far-away Arctic latitudes, and under the lights of
the polar sun.   It is a most gratifying
thought that hand in hand into the
frozen regions of the North are entering commerce, civilization and religion
wedded in inseparable bonds which no
power on earth can break asunder, with
the driving of the nails and rivets to be"
heard in the daily walks of life around
us.   It is an edifying thought that the
mind governing the hand which grasps
the hammer carries back its owner to
the early teachings of his boyhood, and
leads to that devotion to Christianity
which is in evidence here this evening
at the laying of this cornerstone.   It is
through the instrumentality of such energetic pioneers as our worthy minister,
Rev. J. A. Sinclair, whom it has been
a pleasure for me to have known for
some time, that brings man closer to
man, neighbor closer to neighbor, and
.he is to be congratulated by friends,
and you to be congratulated that by this
meeting together the present auspicious occasion is afforded.
We are sure, at least I am sure, that
the Queen's eightieth anniversary to
those who are assembled at the laying
of this stone of the First Presbyterian
church, and, in fact, the first church of
the rising city of Bennett, will ever
mark an epoch in their lives, which I
hope will never be blotted from the
tablets and pages of memory. For myself, my friends, I can truthfully say
that the honor of participating in such
an imposing function will ever carry
with it to me a bright spot in a busy
life. Years hence as man passes through
these natural gateways to the North,
possibly when we may all have passed
away, may this edifice still stand as a
T monument of the pioneers who have
gone before the pioneers of Christianity
in this wilderness of mountain, lake
and stream.
Mr. A. Copeland then came forward
and made some very practical observations in his address.
Mr. J. T. Bethune begged to be excused as he was suffering from a severe
A collection was taken | up and Rev.
Sinclair said before the assemblage dispersed that it was very satisfactory, and
that in a very short time they would be
worshipping in a nice church large
enough to seat from 600 to 700 people,
built in a very artistic manner with native woods. Another hymn was sung and
prayer- followed, and a happy and contented people dispersed to their homes,
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A Rich KlonJiker Takes a San Francisco Girl for His Wife.
[Seattle Times.]
Peter Wyberg, the rich Kloudiker, has
married a San Francisco lady and is going
to live here in the future. He arrived
with his wife on the last steamer from the
south.   •
Peter Wyberg is a millionaire, fair, fat
and forty. He is known as the best thing
that ever trod the gilded paths of the
tenderloin. His wife was pretty Ruth
Harrison, a clever girl of tender years
•and nice manners. It is said that Peter
will find her a valuable ally in his money
spending career. She received a wedding present of $ 10,000.
Wyberg passed through here in the fall
from Dawson with some $75,000 in gold
dust and evidence that he had many times
that amount coming to him from claims
in the Klondike. He went on to San
Francisco, and, after getting his bearings,
began a rapid life. After his first whirl
on the primrose paths he lived wherever
he hung his hat or where the pop of the
last champagne bottle found him. In his
sizzling course along the cocktail route
Wyberg left a trail of champagne corks
behind him.
Then he met his fate in "Butterfly"
that he was about to leave the city. According to her story she bad been divorced from Kneally, who had fince married again. She said that he called on her
with his second wife. Trouble ensued between her, Mrs. McVey, and wife No. 2,
with the result that Mrs. Kneally, struck
her. Marks on the side of her face gave
evidence ofthe truth of her statement.
She asked that tlie arrest be made by a
person in civilian attire as she desired to
avoid the notoriety attached to an arrest
by an officer with brass buttons.
Mr. Fulton issued the complaint, and
Constable Mathews served it immedi-'
ately. When' Mr. Fulton reached the
court Mrs. McVey and Mr. Kneally were
there. The latter pleaded guilty, and to
the surprise of Mr. Fulton, Mrs. McVey
pleaded with him (Fulton) to have the
case dismissed. She said she simply desired to scare Mr. McVey.
The idea of issuing complaints and warrants to "scare people" aroused Mr. Fulton's ire. Judge Cann also felt put out
and refused to allow the court to be used
as a clearance house for family troubles.
In the meantime Kneally secured the
services of Attorney Sims, who had
Kneally change his plea 10 "not guilty."
After a long argument the case went over
to this afternoon, and both prosecuting
witness and defendant were required to
put up $50 cash bail for their appearance.
Atlln Luke and Bennett Lake rilnlng Division.
Ca.sslar District.
Notice is hereby given that the close
season, proclaimed by the order of W.
J. Rant, Gold Commissioner, dated Oct.
13, 1898., is hereby extended until the
15th day of June,. 189,9; that all placer
claims legally held in the Atlin Lake
an$ Bennett Lake Mining Division, are
laid over to the said lath of June, 1899.
and all lay overs granted during the
said close season, are extended accordingly to the last mentioned date.
12th May, 1899.      Gold Commissioner.
Police Court Becoming a Clearance
House for Family Troubles.
[Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 10.]
Judge Cann and Deputy Proscecuting
Attorney Fulton are up in arms against
the practice of tearful wives using the machinery ofthe municipal court to frighten
belligerent husbands.
Yesterday afternoon a woman giving
her name as Mrs. Louise McVey rushed
into the prosecuting attorney's office and
asked for a complaint against Patrick
Kneally for assault and battery. She said
Kathlyn English and James McKinney
Made Han and Wife.
On Thursday evening, May 25th, at
8 p. m., the Rev. J. A. Sinclair solemnized the impressive marriage ceremony
of the Presbyterian church by making
two hearts into one. The happy bride
and bridegroom were accompanied by a
number of their friends and relatives to
the -church, and before the wedding
service began their photograph was
taken. The bride is Kathlyn, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas English of this
city and late of Seattle; the bridegroom
is James McKinney of Dawson, a gen-1
tleman of considerable wealth and well
known as a pioneer of Alaska. The
bride was supported by her father, and
the bridegroom was accompanied by
Dr. Hall. After the ceremony congratulations were showered upon the happy
pair. Lunch was served at Dr. Hall's
residence to a few invited friends. The
Stjn hopes that Mr. and Mrs. McKinney
may be long spared to share in each
other's joys, and that their matrimonial
life may be a happy one. At 11 p. m. a
number of Klondikers serenaded them,
and Mr. McKinney, who is always equal
to the occasion, entertained them to the
king's taste. Wine was in ample evidence, and toasts for their health were
drunk ten times ten. This is the second
wedding in Bennett.
NOTICE is hereby given that a sale of
lots in the townsite of
Lake Bennett, B.C,
At Public Auction, will be held at .the-
on the
6th Day of June, 1899.
Particulars and conditions will be
announced at the time of sale.
Assistant Commissioner of Lands
and Works.
Dated April 25th, 1899.
Sationery, Drugs,
, and
Circulating Library.
. Opp. Pack Train Inn	
Contractor,« Carpenter • and • Builder.
Office: Palace Hotel.
B.C. Carey Castle Destroyed.
The morning of the 18th inst. witnessed a disastrous fire at Government
House, Victoria, and in spite of the heroic work of the firemen, the battle Was
not won until King Fire claimed the
whole of the residential portion of the
building. Nothing was left, o.f the
structure but the ballroom and conservatory. The Lieutenant Governor had
to run the gauntlet of falling embers in
his exit from his official home, but fortunately received no bodily injuries.
The fire destroyed the entire furnish-1
ing of the castle, including all the jewelry, private papers and personal effects
of His Honor, Mrs. Mclnness, their
family and staff. ■ •
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On Saturday last; large ice floes was
coming down from Lake Linderman,
. the first actual break up of the mantle
of ice that covered the lake since last
November. Vesselmen are busy preparing to get down the river, and the
whistles of the several steamboats can
be heard as they get up steam for the
'first time.    •
Intending purchasers of real estate
would do well to call on J. T. Bethune
& Co., who have a' number of choice
business lots for sale, as well as a large
number of lots suitable for residential
purposes. Buy early and trible your
money in six months.
For fresh fruits, confectiouery and the
latest papers, magazines, cigars atid tobacco, go to Mrs. Herman's store, next to
the bank. .
For a fine delicious meal call on Mrs.
Simpson, ofthe Bennett Kitchen. Home
cooking a specialty.
JQjfflj IMP
Through rates given to all points
on the Yukon.
\    Operating on Atlin Lake.
lirit-Class Printing
merchants Bank of fialifax.
Head Office: 'Halifax, N. 5.
RBSt   -
;" The Safest wav to remit Money is by Bank Draft.    We can sell you drafts
payable at any point in Canada and the United States.
A General Banking Business Transacted.   Gold Dust Purchased.
F. L. MURRAY, Manager.
Front, St, opposite Merchants Bank of Halifax.
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Mennan, McFeely & Co., "a.
Hardware,      Stoves,    • Tinware,      Paints,
Oils,      Varnishes,      Sash,      Doors,
Prices Right,
mining Boat Building and Eumbernten's Supplies.
Bennett, B. C.
Skagway to Seattle.
Buy your tickets and secure  state
rooms of M. M. Moore, Agent
Klondyke Hotel, Bennett City.
H. Maitland Kersey, Mauaging Director.
Australian,     Canadian,
Victorian -    Anglian
Columbian Zealandian,
Through tickets and bills of lading
from Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle, Skagway or Bennett to DAWSON and ATLIN.
Daily Service on Cakes
and Upper Yukon.
For rates aud reservations apply to
Gen. Agent, Bennett.
Bennett        Q flay*
to Dawson 0 Vdjo
Remember you-save two days'
time and pay no more than by
other lines
M. M. MOORE, General Agent.
Klondyke Hotel. Bennett.
Commission merchants, Real
Estate, Shipping and Insurance
Mining and Customs Brokers,
Front St., Bennett. IU Bennett Sun.
JGennett Sun Printing and Publishing Co.,
L. Dumak Manager
Published Every Wednesday Morning.
Subscription.. ,■. $5 Per Annum.
Single Copies.. .10 Cents Each.
Advertising rates made known on application to the office.
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The records of most towns and cities
show that at an early, period of their
existence they were destroyed, or partially so, by fire. The Sun suggests
that the citizens of our fair town take
timely warning from the annals of the
past, and that at an early date a public
meeting be called to take steps for the
immediate appointment of a committee
for the proper and business-like organization of a fire protective association.
This committee could quickly devise a
plan to submit to a representative gathering of those interested arid, funds for
the carrying out of their plan would
soon be forthcoming. A little money
wisely invested to this end might be
the means of protecting ourselves
against a disastrous conflagration and
destruction of valuable property.
, As Bennett City will be the terminus
of the White Pass & Yukon Railway in
a few months, as it is now of the Chil-
koot Pass Tramway Company and the
Dominion telegraph system, it will
speedily develop into a great commercial center, and be the outfitting point
for the great gold fields of Atlin and
the Klondike. The Sun has great
faith in the possibilities in store for the
rising city, and suggests at as early a
date as possible the organization of a
Board of Trade for the purpose of acting as an advisory committee for the
promotion of trade and the extermination of abuses, and for the encouragement of legitimate business pursuits.
This matter we hope Will be taken up
by the business men at an early date, as
such board will have to apply and receive incorporation. We will do our'
utmost to further this object in every
way possible.
One of the most ingrained characteristics of man is his desire for wealth.
At • all times and in all ages "has he
striven to obtain that which, according
to the period or country, was reckoned
as the most desirable possession. In the
early dawn of civilization, and in the
still barbarous countries of the present
day, flocks and herds were counted as a
sign of wealth, and each man fought,
worked' or schemed to obtain them.
Later on, metals, and especially gold,
took the place of cattle, and from the
time of the search of the Golden Fleece
to these days of the Klondike-Atlin,
there have always been men willing to
face anyl'isk in order to gratify their
all-powerful desire to be rich.
Some of the greatest discoveries of
the age have been brought about by
this lust for wealth, and the great majority of our colonies have been acquired because it was thought that
wealth in some shape or other would be
found there. Every few years we hear
of some new El Dorado, and thousands
flock to'the promised land in the—often
vain—hope that that which is so difficult to obtain at home may be acquired
in the new fields with a minimum of
In this regard it is gratifying to be
able to record the fact that a larger per
cent, of the gold seekers who rushed, to
the Yukon region following the great
Klondike discoveries have found wealth
than in any recent gold craze of this
ce uury. The conditions there are
hard, but the gold i;i there to repay the"
man who has the stamina'to face them,
and the equipment and strength to conquer them.
With the introduction of the Redistribution Act by Hon. D. Mills, the
Liberal party have kept faith with the
electorate, and   the  injustice- forced
upon the nation by the late government through the pernicious Gerrymander Act, has become a thing of the
past. Ontario will again have political
freedom, and the whole of Canada
should feel congratulated that so disgraceful a statute as the late act is repealed.      	
"The finest line of houses in Alaska."
This is the declaration of everybody
who has visited any one of the half dozen
establishments maintained throughout
the great riorthland by Geo. L. Rice &
Co. From Juneau to Dawson this expression is constantly heard as the traveller passes over the route. If the traveller is a guest of the Pack Train Inn at
Bennett, the Nevada Cafe at Juneau,
The Bank at Skagway, or puts up at
the Grand Hotel and Cafe at Atlin City
it is all the same, he soon is ready to
testify that they are "the finest line of
houses in Alaska."
Mr. Hegg, the Skagway photographer,
was in town Monday on his was to Daw-'^v
J. West S Co.,
Liquors and Cigars
Red line
Transportation Co.
Connecting with White Pass
& Yukon Route,
Carries freight,
Passengers and Express
Between Summit, Log Cabin and Lake Bennett, connecting with all
Lake Steamers at Lake Bennett.
Stage leaves end of track upon arrival of all trains.
J. A. PAYNE, Gen. Ageut, Skagwav.
W. C. ROBINSON, Superintendent, Summit.
M. L HENEY, Manager.
/ Freight via. White Pass is arriving
in large quantities daily. The Red
Line Transportation Company are still
freighting over Summit. Lake to the
portage and th.e.n by their wagon road
to Bennett.' Immediately Summit lake
becomes clear of ice it is the intention
of the company to use a powerful tugboat for towing purposes, their barges
being able to transfer 400 tons of freight
per day from White Pans station to the
end of the wagon road, on which 100
teams are now hauling continuously.
The Red Line Company has had untold
obstacles to contend with, but have surmounted them all, and are giving great
satisfaction to their many patrons.
Superintendent Robinson is loosing
flesh rapidly on account of overwork,
but says he does not care if he develops
into a shadow. He is determined that
all freight is given prompt attention.
E. T. Howard, a genial brother typo
who has spent the last seven years in
the land, of- "gloom and gold" along the
mighty Yukon, gave us a pleasant call
yesterday and incidentally "set up" a
"stick" or two as proof of his genuineness. Mr. Howard enjoys the distinction of setting the first type on the
Yukon. He helped issue the first number of the Yukon Press, published at
bid Fort Adams in 1893. * The subscription price of the Yukon Press is $1 per
.year, and it has been published regularly once a year since the first issue.
Mr. Howard is on his way to MinoOk,
where he has valuable mining interests.
Samuel Mathews, a well known and
popular miner of the Yukon, is in town
awaiting the first steamer for the interior. Sam hit the Yukon in'88, and
has been growing up with the country
ever since. He enjoyed the past winter
on the outside, but the romances, mysteries and profits of the "land of the
midnight sun" have a strong fascination for him, and he is anxious for more
water—water in the lake. ' Besides he
wants to see what's in that dump.
A liberal subscription toward the
building of the church was accorded the
committee by the citizens of Bennett.
The committee on collections is composed of Messrs. M. King. H. P. Hansen, 0. H. Partridge, Fred Hollandand
M. D. Hall. When the average citizen
saw this "push" bearing down on him
his hand immediately sought his purse,
and the committee was asked to nominate the amount of dough expected.
The results of the sports >on the
Queen's birthday not previously reported were as follows: Tug of war between the steamboat crews was won by
the Canadian Development Co.'s men;
the V. Y. T. Co. vs.' All Comers, won
by the former team. Putting the stone,
New Furniture and all Modern Improvements Including Gas Lights and Piano
9\ % % <t\
C1)C VllKOti        turner * Co., Props.
The pioneer house of Bennett. Concert every evening:
won by W. A. Anderson, score 334,
161-lb. stone. Wrestling match, catch-
as-catch-can, won by Robert Harris;
W. E. Buckland second.
The opening of the Grand Hotel and
Cafe at Atlin City will be a grand event.
Geo. Rice will see to it that everybody
present has a good time. He is shipping
in a large lot of fine, fat turkeys, some
fine corn fed hogs, several stall fed beeves and any amount of fresh fruits and
vegetables for the occassioh. The dining
rojm spread will be the finest ever seen
in the Northwest,
Harry O. Wilkin, of Portland, Ore.,
who has been engaged in boat building
at Linderman this spring, arrived in
Bennett yesterday. Mr. Wilkin will
return to the States shortly and make a
visit to his father, Chief Justice Wilkin
of the supreme court of Illinois.
Mr. M. King, the energetic manager
of the V. Y. T. Co., is preparing to ship
scores of cargoes of freight down the
river as soon as the lake is clear of ice.
His -first fleet of scows will take out
about 500 tons.
It has been presistently reported the
past few days that two men, vihile attempting to cross Lake Linderuiau on the
ice, broke through and were drowned.
Names could not be learned nor the report verified.
Mr3. Lane and Mrs. Taylor are making the Palace hotel restaurant very
popular. The delicious meals served
by them remind one qf home. Everything connected with the Palace is first
The steamers in port intetid-to leave
for White Horse and Atlin on Saturday
June 3. The first steamers leaving Bennett last year was on the 9th and 10th of
June. '
On Friday last the 1 first scow left for
Dawson and on Saturday a row boat' left
in the afternoon.
Swiftwater Bill and Jim McCauley arrived in town last evening on their way
to Dawson.
Yukon Railway.
Ottawa, May 18.—Engineer Coste's
report presented to parliament today,
says that Kitimaat harbor, at the head
of Douglas channel, is the best place for
a Yukon railway terminus on the Pacific coast, as the railway would pass
through a much better country than
from Alice Arm. The Stikine river
could only serve temporarily as a first
link in the route to Yukon, and it would
be necessary to build a railway from
some point on the coast of Glenora.
Clarke Wallace asked if the statements in Washington dispatches are
correct that the Alaskan boundary is
to be settled by arbitration.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier replied that negotiation as when the commissioners
left Washington. At that time substantial progress had been made on all
questions submitted with the single exception of the Alaska boundary. That
matter had been referred to the government interested and correspondence
is still going on.
Arctic Brotherhood.
Bennett Camp No. 2, Arctic Brotherhood had a lively session on Monday
night last. Five candidates were iu
waiting for initiation and the brethren
did their best to make the ceremony an
interesting and pleasant one for the
"north" bound travellers.
Capt. Jarvis, Capt. J. S. Williams,
Messrs. Partridge, Sola and Morris
were received into the mystic fellowship of the "A. B."
Fred Cann can boast of having purchased the first through steamboat ticket
from here to Dawson this season. Yesterday when the the sale opened he was the
first in line and secured ticket number
one, good for an all steamboat passage to
Dawson.        '        	
The wagon bridge across Belle river,
built by Mr. M. King,.of the V. Y. T.
Co., is about c'onipieted. Mr. King is
highly commended for his enterprise
and liberality in expending so large an
amount on a public improvement so
badly needed. ""•' i
"Jack" McQuestea, known as the
"Father of the Yukon," is in Bennett,
stopping at the Lake View hotel, on, his
way back to his old haunts on the mighty
river of the northland. No man in the
wide world knows the Yukon region as
Mr. L. N. McQuesten knows it. He out-
pioneers all the "old pioneers." He
came in over the divide from the Mackenzie river on a gold hunting expedition
in 1873. He had previously gone to the
Mackenzie in 1863. He was then a young
man. He is familiar with every phase of
the history of the northern gold fields
from that time to the present, and when
in a reminiscent mood is one ofthe most
interesting gentlemen to listen to that
may be met with in a lifetime. He can
relate many true tales of hardship and
privation endured from that time to the
present. At one time, during a stay of
two yearS'at Fort Yukon, fifty pounds of
flour was all the white man's grub he
had to subsist on. Mr. McQuesten now
makes his headquarters at Circle City,
and will leave here for that point on the
first boat down the river. He has prospered in this world's goods, as all old
pioneers deserve.
Hank Summers, who is in company
with "Jack" McQuesten on the way into the gold fields of the Yukon, is stop
ping at the Lake View. Mr. Summers *is
well and favorably known in mining cir
cles all along the coast. He is a pioneer
of the Yukon, having first mined there
in 1885. He is interested in many valuable
properties in the Yukon-Klondike region,
and is now on his way in after having
spent the winter in New York and Washington.
The cut rates on the steamboats from
Bennett to Dawson is likely to materially
effect the scow traffic. The privilege.of
riding to Dawson on a palatial steamer
for ten dollars will prove more attractive
to the average indvidual than a work-
your-way passage on a scow.
Joseph King is a guest of the Lake
View hotel. "Joe" is one ofthe successful Yukon-Klondike mining men who
has been enjoying himself the past winter where civilization reigns. He will
drop into Dawson just in time to take
something—the clean-up.
B. C. and DorilKrn grading Company.
—Dealers In—
Hardware, Dry Goods, Groceries, Drugs, &c
Front St., Bennett, B. C.
(bo. L. Rice.
David Haitle.
John P. Qulnn.
Che finest Cine of Rouses in Alaska.
Pack Train Inn, Bennett, B. C.
The Nevada Cafe, Juneau, Alaska.
The Bank, Skagway, Alaska.
Grand Hotel and Cafe, Atlin City, B. C.
Waechter Hotel
A very neat, cleanly and comfortable
house is the Hotel Northern. It is presided
over by Ethel LaRangeand Eda Bostrom,
two charming hostesses, who look after
the comfort of their guests in so pleasing
a manner that the establishment constantly grows in popularity.
Mrs. H. McKay, the popular proprietor of the Lake View hotel, was quite
ill for . several days last week. Her
many friends are pleased at her complete recovery and resumption of duties
as hostess.
Centrally Located.    Special Attention Shown Ladies.
CakeUiew ftotel
H. flcKay, Prop.
Finest equipped hotel in the Northwest.
Lady chef and waiters. Excellent
meals. Spring cot beds. High-grade
liquors and cigars. Headquarters for
Yukon miners, railroad, Red Line and
steamboat people.
Rates Reasonable.        Spring Bed* and Linen.
Palace fiotel
Lake Bennett, B. C.
The best equipped hotel in the Yukon
district.   Everything new and first class.
Meals in connection.   Mrs. Lane & Mrs.
Taylor, Proprietors.  -
Louis Schloss, jr., principal in^ie
Alaska Commercial Company, is sojourning in Bennett waiting for the
first boat to Dawson, where he goes to
spend the summer- in the interests of
his company.
Several new strikes in quartz, some
of which are yery promising, were
made the past few days in the vicinity
of Bennett. If, on being tested, the ore
turns out anything like expectations a
stampede is likely to result.
D. Johnson, Manager.
The leading hotel of Log Cabin.
Travellers between the Summit and
Bennett should all avail themselves of
the first class service provided at the
Ajax.   Best of Liquors and Cigars. Opp.
the depot. ••,.,-,
Arctic Restaurant
and Hotel mtuM
Just opened.
Best equipped restaurant in Bennett.
All modern improvements.
Every delicacy in the market served.
The cuisine under the management of a
scientific chef.
James Wilson, agent of the A. C. Co.,
is in Bennett on his way to the company's
field of operations on the Yukon.
Try The Sun for Job Printing. t
Great  Excitement  at Log Cabins
Speculation   Rife  as  to  the
Value of the Find,
During the early hours of Friday morn,
26th inst., men were noticed to pass Log
Cabin, some alone and others iu groups,
but each with an intense' expectant look
on his countenance. Realizing that something unusual Was about to transpire, or
had recently occurred, the curious ones
of Log Cabin soon joined the throng, but
their many attempts to find the reason of
the excitement were futile until after
traveling some eighteen miles iu a southeasterly direction, the cause was found.
It had been known for some time to
the wise ones that a party of prospectors
were sinking on Jolly creek,.ajid tliat at
anv moment word of a rich strikfe might
reach Bennett." Sure enough such uews
arrived on the night of the 25th, but of a
• meagre character. Nevertheless the
stampede started, and the most optimistic
ofthe crowd.had their expectations more
than realized. -    '
The scene at the shaft head baffled description. The news had evidently spread
to Atlin, as many representatives of that
thriving metropolis were' seen among the
crowd. After considerable jostling and
pushing The Sun's representative succeeded in casting his optic on tlie immediate cause of excitement.
Extending from the shaft's mouth for
a distance of some 20 feet was an immense
reptile, but of a species unknown to man,
• and the sole topic of conversation was as
to the character and nature of the newly-
found specimen. Finally the stentorian
voice of a huge medical man of Atlin was
heard above the crowd, claiming to be an
authority 011 zoology, and,the mob immediately came to attention.
"Gentlemen," said he, "this creature
at present is unclassified, and tho' in
S general outline and shape it has somewhat the appearance of a large serpent, it
has also marked characteristics peculiar
to itself. On close inspection you will
note that its head and tail closely resemble those- of a Marten—especially the
piercing eye and peculiarly shaped nose."
These remarks evidently gained the
approval of a large portion of the spectators, and the doctor's learning was
deemed by them to be most profound.
' Others'attempted to speak, wishing to assert their knowledge on such affairs, and
the. doctor withdrew. The Sun representative suggested that all present should
be granted a hearing individually, if they
wished to speak, and the suggestion was
at once adopted.
Then an Atlin liquor dealer volunteered
an. opinion (it was unanimously ajgmd
that he was a correct authority to consult
regarding    snakes   in   general).     The
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{earned servitor of Bacchus called the at-
tention of the crowd to the peculiar construction of its body; it was without legs,
and built on the same principle as an
auger, His contention was that this
mechanism provided its means of locomotion, and that that was of necessity a
turning or rolling-over character.
His opinion having been expressed he
withdrew, and some one in the crowd
suggested it be called a Turner.
Next on the programme appeared a
prominent steamboat man of the district,
and the audience gave an attentive ear.
He-- discoursed on the peculiarity of its
covering—having neither hair, feathers
or fur, but one of a strange flossy nature,
somewhat after that of a turantula,
though on closer inspection he had discovered that it was a pure unspuu Cotton,
and quite harmless. - -.     <
Mr, U. S. Citizen (the discoverer) .was
askedas to the exact spot of" his find and
the nature of the abode of his newly-
found pet. He described it very minutely
—the fact being that he was sinking on a
.ledge, and at a depth of 12 feet had entered a.large cave, and there came across
the object of discussion. No remains of
food could be found, but that teeth marks
ou the walls of the cave bore undisputable
evidence that the reptile was of a mineral
and rock-eating nature, and some one
suggested a well-known Scotch name of
the Province. A motion for the naming
of the thing was then made (to avoid all
jealousy pers&nal names were omitted),
and it was finally carried that the name
be Mar-cot-tur-dun, of the order rep-
Mr. U. S. Citizen was asked to name
a price for the same, but he declined on
the ground that himself being an alien,
and the food of' the Mar-cot-tur-dun
being ore, he was afraid to move-in the
matter until the proper authorities had
been consulted regarding the. nature of
his find—(it might be heldjto be placer,
he laughingly said), "but it won't take
long to find out, anyhow. First I report
to the Recorder • at Bennett; then he
sends it to the Commissioner at Atlin,
who, of necessity, must consult the
Minister of Mines, and, perhaps, the
Attorney General; and when their
opinion reaches Atlin, the Recorder at *
Bennett will soon receive official instructions regarding it. Possibly 'when
the Judge comes' it may be disposed of."
On removing .the' Mar-cot-tur-dun it ,
showed unmistakable signs of vitality,
and it was soon discovered that one of
the assistants in its removal had caught
its'head between the folds of the Victoria Colonist, and immediately over
■the eye was the article on the Deadman
Island fiasco. This led to a fresh discussion, many of the onlookers holding
the belief that it was an immense
chrysallis, and tho' at present of a
somewhat threatening and repulsive
nature, would, three- years, hence, develop into acreation of a wholly different character—having discarded many
of its present objectional features.
We do up-to-date Job Printing.
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Eda Bostrom and Ethel LaRangc, Props,
Superior accommodations.   Excellent
■    meals.   Lady cooks and waiters.
The Bennett Kitchen.
Mri, H, Simpson, Prop,
Meals from 25c. up,   Home Cooking.
Bread, Pies and Cakes for sale.
Water Front St,, southern part of town. w
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Celebration Committee's Report.'
The committee in charge of the
Queen's Birthday celebration take this
opportunity of thanking the subscribers who so kindly contributed to the
Yukon hotel $10
Lake View hotel 10
Klondyke hotel 10
Palace hotel    5
Dawson hotel :.. 10
Pack Train Inn 10
Hotel Northern...'    5
Canadian Development Co., Ltd.. 10
P. P. Armstrong 10
S. S. Bailey 10
British America Corporation 10
McLellan, McPeely & Co., Ltd 10,
John West & Co 10
B. L. & K. Nav. Co , : 10
M. King  10
D.Burns ?. 10
B. C. & N. Trading Co  11
M. J. Heney  10
The Bennett Sun 10'
Merchants Bank of Halifax 10
H. Maitland Kersey     7
Parsons Produce Co    5
H. M. Price    5
J. S. Rolin    5
Rockaway & Alfred ■..-..   2
E. F. Cardwell    2
Ross & Co    1 50
J. D. Matlock & Son    2
E. J. Hewlings ;*.    1
P. L. M:    2'50
Subscriptions  $224v-
Entry fees .'.....   41
Prizes distributed ;.'..'. $230
Cost of banner ...#....   15
Printing500programmes...   20
It will be seen that the subscriptions
and entry fees just equal the the ex-
ponditures. The committee are to be
congratulated, for generally affairs of
this kind is associated with balances
owing at the finish. We hope this will
form an example for their successors.
A Fire-Proof Building of Corrugated
Plans have been prepared for a modern hotel for Turner & Co., the pioneer
hotel owners of this city, and construction will proceed immediately, which
will be two stories high and consist of
twenty-five apartments, and have all
modern conveniences, baths, lavatories,
etc. They will have also .a very exten-
' sive barroom, specially and elaborately
finished, Mr. Turner having just returned from Victoria with some of the
fittings and fixtures. Rooms with fine
card tables and all the latest improvements adopted in hotels on the Coast
will be carried out in this new hostelry.
The lumber for this building is supplied
by the V. Y. T. Co., and corrugated
iron from Montreal. Mr. Thos. Geiger,
one of the proprietors, will do the
plumbing. It will be a credit to Bennett, and we wish the proprietors may
be well rewarded for their enterprise.
Freight to Daws©
Before making arrangements to ship your goods j
down the Yukon please give us a call.    We guar-1
antee you will save money by patronizing our scows J
to Dawson.     Scows, Boats, all kinds of Lumber.
Stoves, Ranges and Hardware for sale.
M. KiNG, Manaiger,
De Bennett Bottling Ulorlii
manufacturers of ««EcmMadc, Sarsaparilla, Soda and
Champagne eider. Bottlers of Lwr Beer, Porter and Hie.
Agency for Pabst Milwaukee Lager.   J, H. Falconer, NIgr.   Workst Springs, near the
Railroad Depot,
Bunted Co., Props.
The Only Fire Proof
Hotel in Bennett.
Private Apartments for Ladies.
All Modern Improvements.
Headquarters for Atlin-Klondike
.  Miners.  '•
This space reserved for
Wholesale mine
Spirit merchant.
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Travelers will find the Hotel Northern one of the most comfortable hotels
in Bennett. Everything there is first
class. The cuisine is under the management of experienced lady cooks, and
the table is served by neat young lady
Fine Job Printing at this office.
Klondike fiotel
McLeOd & Anderson, Props.
The Largest and Best Log Hotel
in Bennett.'
Everything Strictly First Class.
Front St.
Mr. Brown of Vancouver laid a wager
with Mr: Smith that he could not spend
the profits of his store in advertising.
Smith thought he would come out easy
winner. He sent out advertisements to
the papers all over the province. In
consequence his profits grew larger and
larger, and strive as he might he could
not place advertisements fast enough to
use up his profits. This is a wager -
where both sides won.


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