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Dyea, Alaska, May 7, 1898


Disappointment Follows the Rush to the Alleged New Placer Diggings

    Beginning on Sunday last and continuing throughout Monday there was a rush of men to alleged new placer diggings near the Black Glacier, some miles up the new trail. The richness of the diggings was variously placed at from $2 to $25 to the pan, and the news of the supposed find created great excitement. It arose from the exhibition by a teamster of $400 worth of dust, which he positively asserted he had taken from ground located on the new trail. A number of those who placed enough faith in the story to hurry to the scene of the reported find have returned with disappointment in their faces. They are looking for the man who told the fairy tale. Not a color could be raised anywhere.

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