May 25th - Local mail from Dawson
this morning. Days last Valdez mail
contained outside Skagway mail of
1st & 15th mail may come down river
on steamer. River still rising rapidly.
May 26th 1901. Sunday.
Yesterday Ora Lomax came down from
Dawson in a small boat with the information
that the "Clifford Sifton" would follow in the
evening with 50 or 60 members of the "Arctic
Brotherhood" with a view to establish a lodge
of that order in Eagle. Heard Mr. French
and Lt. Cragie are the only members here
and they requested the use of the new court
room, which I granted, as a lodge room.
This day is the birthday of both Lt. Cragie
and Lt. Erickson: they gave a birth day dinner
present. Hosts: Capt. & Mrs Farnsworth, Lt.
Tillinans[?] and Miss Florence Heilig, Mr. & Mrs.
Heilig, Mr & Mrs. U. G. Myers, Mr & Mrs Kirk
the Presbyterian minister: Dr. & Mrs. Truholtz