Women who have drifted in from the coast recently received an odd rebuke from Capt. Constantine of the territorial police. The women naturally put on bloomers in coming over the mountains, and when they got on the other side they continued to wear bloomers altogether. Bloomers were more than Capt. Constantine would stand, and he gave orders that if the bloomers did not go the wearers would. Regardless of this drawback, the women of hardy stock are besieging the gold fields and will probably before long enlighten the territorial police to a realizatiion of what the "new woman" and the "bloomer girl" can accomplish.


P. B. Weare of the North American Transportation company says some women do well in the Klondyke region. A year ago he and Mrs. Weare rejoiced in the possession of a cook, whose name was Bridget. One day Bridget announced her intention of going to Alaska. Mr. Weare remonstrated, "You can't mine," he said. "That's true," answered the woman, “but there's them that can."

A woman of stylish appearance and haughty demeanor swished her silken skirts past the admiring office boy in Mr. Weare's office recently and extended a primrose-gloved hand to the stout man who sat at the desk. Looking up he recognized his old cook.

She told him that before she had got fifty miles up the Yukon she had received 125 proposals of marriage and that she had held off until an engaging compatriot with a Kerry brogue and a mine that panned out at the rate of $50,000 a month swore that he could not live without her. "I am now on my way to Eu

rope," said Bridget, "and I thought I'd like to see you as I went through. You mind what I told you when I left?"


The Yukon mosquito is king of his tribe. He actually hunts and kills bears along that mighty river. This is told and pictured by no less an authority than Lieut. Schwatka in his well-known published account of his exploration of the Yukon a number of years ago. Bears under stress of hunger sometimes come down to the river in mosquito season, and are attacked by swarms of insects, which sting them about the eyes so that they go blind and die of starvation. A prominent Yukon miner said that the mosquito had been known to bite through a thick moose skin mitten.


The latest letter from Capt. Jno. J. Healy, now at Dawson, estimates that the season's output in the Klondyke district will surely exceed $5,000,000, and he says that if the laborers who started last spring reach the mining country in time the output will exceed $10,000,000. In addition to this, he says, the output at Circle City and Fort Cudahy, in the American territory, will exceed $2,000,000.

Labor, says Captain Healy, commands $15 a day at the best mines. Wages were so tempting that the entire crews of the steamers John J. Healy and P. B. Weare, deserted to go to the mines, and their places had to be filled with Indians.

TO THE KLONDYKE ON A WHEEL. One of the most novel of the many schemes to obtain a share of the wealth of the Klondyke region

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has been developed by a syndicate of four wealthy New York business men, who are planning to establish trading posts and stores in the mining camps and also to purchase all promising claims on the market. The syndicate will transport their men and supplies to the gold fields on a bicycle specially designed for the purpose. The members of the syndicate prefer that their names shall not be made public. They have no stock to sell and will furnish all the money required themselves. Their attorney is Henry F. Granger, of 45 Broadway.

As Mr. Granger outlined the plan, the enterprise will be undertaken on an extensive scale. He will meet a mining expert in Seattle and will dispatch him at once to the gold fields, well supplied with money to buy up all the promising claims in the market. The attorney will also talk with returning miners and gather all the information obtainable. If it is possible to buy or charter freight steamers on the Pacific coast at anything like their true value he will invest in two or three. If the transportation companies have got control of all available vessels, however, they will be bought here on his return and dispatched at once around the Horn. They will be loaded with a general cargo of dry goods, clothing, provisions, tools, whisky and tobacco, and, in fact, everything that a miner needs, and their destination will be Juneau.


Then the Klondyke bicycle comes into play. It will be used to transport supplies over the 700 miles between Juneau and the old fields by the Chilcoot pass trail. Every miner who goes to the gold fields must take with him about 1,000 pounds of supplies,

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