May 15th 1901.
Ice in the river began to move out from
front of Eagle today at 2:30 p.m.
A guessing contest at N.A.T. Co. store
resulted in guesses for every day from the
5th to 21st of May. I guessed this
day - 15th at 1 oclock. Another party
guessed this day at 3 oclock, and
the first general movement began at
2:30, so I lost and Jim Dubois won.
This great event also makes us all
as all Yukoners are called who
have seen the ice go out in the spring.
May 17th Ice ran out yesterday & day before
for 9 miles up river & then river fell & we
heard by telegraph that a great jam had
formed at Forty Mile: This afternoon
it began to come down - it broke about
noon at Forty Mile, and tonight the river
is rising rapidly & is filled from shore to