WHITEHORSE, Oct. 7 - Dr. Charles G. Percival, editor of the Health Magazine, started for Dawson Wednesday in an Abbott-Detroit automobile. He was unable to get farther than Braeburn, 83 miles out from Whitehorse, where the machine stuck in the mud for three hours.
The run from Nordenskiold to Whitehorse, 63 miles, was made in five hours and 50 minutes, showing what splendid time might be made all the way from Whitehorse to Dawson were the proper road provided.
In coming from the coast the doctor ran the auto over the railway track from Skagway to Carcross. He shipped the auto back to Skagway by train today.
SKAGWAY, Sept. 28 - The Alaskan says: Dr. Charles G. Percival, of New York, and George D. Brown, of Detroit, Mich., who are in the city on their way farthest north in the globe-girdling Abbott-Detroit "Bull Dog" automobile, spent the day in driving around Skagway and taking photographs of the car in front of Skagway's famous buildings, which will be used by Dr. Percival in illustrating a series of articles on Alaska which Dr. Percival is writing for syndicate of Eastern papers and magazines.
Among the pictures taken were those of Camp Skagway No. 1, the mother camp of the Arctic Brotherhood, with A. B. mountain in the distance, and the Elks' home.
Dr. Percival, who is a prominent member of Lynn, Mass., No. 117, Lodge of Elks, has been in nearly 800 Elk lodges on his round-the-world trip, and has visited the farthest south lodge at Laredo, Texas, where "Heine" Miller is now located, and whom Dr. Percival met when on his way to Mexico last May.
To complete his collection the doctor wanted a picture of the "Bull Dog" in front of the most northern Elks' lodge and that was the most important picture he took today.
Clark's ranch was also taken that the easterners can see what vegetables are like grown north of 54 degrees.
Without a question the enterprise that Dr. Percival has shown in bringing an automobile to Alaska will redound [sic] with a great deal of benefit to this country, as his articles are used by a syndicate of twenty-eight eastern newspapers and several magazines and "Health" Magazine, of New York city, of which he is editor. This magazine has a circulation of 100,000 copies a month.
Mr. Brown and Dr. Percival will attempt to drive the Abbott
as far as Denver glacier tomorrow and take some pictures of the automobile at the glacier, the car going as far as the glacier on the railroad track.
The two gentlemen have presented Skagway Camp No. 1 of the Arctic Brotherhood with a very handsome framed picture 28x32 inches, containing a series of interesting photographs of their trip around the world, and the same present will be made to Skagway Lodge No. 431, B. P. O. E., which is very significant, as a duplicate of this frame already hangs in the Elk lodge rooms at Laredo, Tex.
In commemoration of their courage in bringing an automobile into Alaska and running the same, Dr. Percival and George D. Brown were admitted to membership in Camp Skagway No. 1 of the Arctic Brotherhood and will go down "below" wearing the button of the world-famed "foremost order of the Northland".
In a short, pithy speech Dr. Percival thanked the order for admitting him to membership, and said he would be proud to carry the emblem with him all over the world on his trip.
After congratulating the Arctic Brotherhood on their aims and broad scope, he presented the camp with a beautifully framed picture, 28 by 30 inches, containing photographs of himself and Mr. Brown, taken while in Mexico, California and Arizona.
The camp gave Dr. Percival a vote of thanks for his gift, and then Mr. Brown gave the members a talk on his impressions of Alaska.