and winter are passed, the former in hunting for the precious metal and the latter in a never ending struggle to sustain life until the advent of spring.
In writing the description of this new El Dorado the author has endeavored to be as accurate as possible, and has consulted, for this purpose, the leading authorities on Alaska and its resources, as well as digested the sometimes tedious, but, nevertheless, always interesting, government reports covering this subject. Regarding the personal experiences of his heroes he would add that nearly every incident cited has been taken from life, as narrated by those who joined in the frenzied rush to the new gold fields.
- Newark, N.J.,
- April 1, 1899.