News from the Klondike back in the 1899’s was slow and sometimes wrong.
Here is an item from the Anaconda, Montana newspaper giving a correction to a May report, and an item about Mr. Provost.
Cities and names in the 1899 newspaper report:
Woonsocket, Rhode Island
Victor Edair, Victor Altaire Jr.,
M. Provost, Roger Provost,
The Anaconda standard. (Anaconda, Mont.),
20 June 1899.
Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.