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VOL 4. NO. 5H. NOM Κ. ALASKA. SATURDAY. .ΙΓΝ Κ 25. HMH I'KICK J" CENTS NEWS OF KOYUKUK Winter Output Greater Than Eyer Before. t CLEANUP OF 570,000 The Nugget Correspondent Says the Koyukuk, as He Sees It. Will Not Stand a Boom. (Speciul Correspondence.) I'old foot, Alaska, June 1.—The win ter's output in this district is much more this spring than ever before. Less than 175 men wintered in this vicinity and a small per cent, of them were talcing out dumps. The entire clean-up will amount to about 170,000. Several of the boys are in town now, having washed up their dumps, and by carefully comparing different estim ates I tbink the following is not far from correct, at least it is not exag gerated : Vermont creek, a tributary of Ham mond, 930,000. The diggings on this creek are about 15 feet deep. There were 12 men working on the creek. Nolan creek, 925,000. This pay was found last December by John Nolan and George Murray. On Christinas live they panned out 82 cents and since that time the more they open it up the better it looks. It is by far the richest they ever struck here. Mr. Murray came in today on his way outside to purchase machinery. He said they took out 14,200 buckets and would clean up about 918,000 or 920,000. He showed me several fine nuggets which were found in the dumps; one of 9.Ί18, one of 9207, and a third of #188, and several were found that run from $70 to 9100. Messrs. Murray and Nolan have been bucking up against the real thing for several years in Alaska, and well de serve the good luck which has come to them Gold creek's output is about 97,000, and other small creeks 98.000. Last year the total output of the win ter diggings was not over 92,500, so even without the big Murray & Nolan strike, the gain over last year would be very flattering. There will be about 200 men working r ^ Beautiful Display... Ofj Souvenir Hand Painted CHINA, Imported SEE OUR WINDOW KELLY è CO. WHOLESALE AND «ETAIL DRUG A PHOTO DEALERS on the various creeks this summer. Much of the summer work is on very shallow ground. .A year ago last fall pay was struck on Mascot, a small stream running into the North Fork; it was very shallow, something on the plan of Candle creek. Last summer the output on Mascot was 1105,000, but it was mainly worked out, unless something is found on the benches. Late last Fall a new strike was made 70 miles up Wild creek, on Spring creek and Lake creek. If prospects hold it will (jo from #25 to $75 to the shovel. Several claims will be operat ed up there this summer. The great drawback heie is the pro vision question. It "is not only high, but getting it to the diggings, especial ly the new diggings, is the problem. There are three horses in the district now and doubtless there will be more this spring, as a freighter has gone to the Yukon for the purine of bringing in several head. Here atColdfoot grub is rather high, as shown by the following: Flour, $20 perewt.; bacon, 48c per !♦>; sugar, 2Hc per lb; canned stuff, 75cpercan; beans, 23c per th; Kagle milk, $23.00 per case. From Bettles, the head of steamboat navigation toColdfoot, 70 miles, freight is eight cents a pound. There is no company store here. There is every indication of a dry season. The river broke at Bellies on May 12th. The Koyukuk, as I see it, will not stand a boom. Anevik. LOOKED FOR MIDAS GREEK Λ. K. Thompson is a Koyukuker who is in town, having arrived from St. Mi chael this week. Speaking of the Koy ukuk, Mr. Thompson says that country is showing up very well. Some pros pectors have been looking for Duncan and Griggs' Midas creek, but they had not found it. It Is supposed to be u tributary of the Haisslakakakat, a stream which enters the Koyukuk about 200 miles from the mouth. Dan Everly, a Koyukuk miner, went over there last winter and reported t hat he had found Duucan and Griggs' camp, but no signs of staking had been dis covered. "There may be a Midas creek, all right," said Mr. Thompson, "but no one, so far as I know, has found it." Mr. Thompson lias been in the Koyukuk country for two years. Mrs. A. Gottliebson has opened a dis play of dressmaking Roods on Stead man ave. ti-25 15-year-old Lacey at the Nevada 121c. The " Elite " and " The Lacey." The well known Klite saloon has been closed for repairs, and after being re fitted it will be opened under new man agement as K'The Lacey." The new proprietor is well and favorably known and the new Lacey promises to be even more popular than the old Klite. The Lacey wlll| make its initial bow this (Saturday) evening. Building paper, Darling & Dean's. The most complete stock of hard ware In Alaska at Qieae's. For winter contracts for genuine Wellington coal, see Tanner & Clark. A large stock of Iron and steel just received at Qlese's. Large line cooking utensils of every description at Darling & Dean's. Navajo blankets and pyrography out fits for sale at Dobbs' studio at outside prices. Moonlight Springs water at the Elit· Bath·, foot of Hunter way. For winter contracts for genuine Wellington coal, see Tanner & Clark. ..NEW ARRIVALS.. I |f Steïn-Bloch's Tailor Made Clothing... 1. β ES» Latest Style Stetson Hats û(JS BROWN LEADING CLOTHIER AND GENTS' FURNISHER Hiiim « DEAD DODY OF MAN In a Slough About Four Miles from Council. MONEY IN POCKETS But No Identification Has Been Made.—Troubles of Clieclia· ko Seller of Green Stuff. (IteKUlar C'orrcspoii(lerioi·.) Council City, June 21.—The initial trip for the season 11MJ4 to Council of the gasoline boat Ilough Itider was raaile today. The owners, the Green brothers, expect to make regular runs during the entire season. The low stage of water in the Neukluk may, however, prevent the boat reaching Council. Among the passengers were C. Stanford and wife, Ceo. \V. Bittner and wife and two sons, Win. Kastman, M. Steiner, Juck Shaw, all of whom are residents of Council, who have been so journing tin the out fide. Lasf week Andy Oshkosh and John Brewer were prosecuted for trespass on ϋ town lot, the property of the tie Soto Company. A. il. Miller, formerly one of tlie proprietors of the Occidental, returned to Council yesterday. He will devote his attention to mining this season. As compared with former years, there is a noticeable shortage in the number of chechakos arriving. What ïlTeet this reduction of numbers will have on the labor supply required for the camp is unknown. At present labor is a drug, owing to the lateness if the season. IÎ. Lyons, a recent arrival from Solo mon, seems to have undertaken to con sume all the liquor in the camp. The supply was too great, and "jim-jatiis" ind "snakes" were the result. lie doming delirious and without funds, he was taken up as a vagrant and sent to he Wayside hospital for treatment, where, after a few days' illness, death claimed him as another victim of folly. The dredge of the de Soto company lias been put in operation at the mouth jf Ophir creek. Although the gravel s still frozen so that the buckets can lo nothing but scrape the top ground, a cleanup seems to promise good ·'«■- ! suits. The agent in charge, Tiiomas Dwyer, is exhibiting' some nuggets taken from the sluices that bespeak Hue results when the machine once has a fair show at the gravel of the creek bed· Karl ν .Sunday morning a scow load of fresh provisions from the Corwin arriv ed in Council. Soon people were seen assembling around the landing and pur chasing eggs, lemons, potatoes, etc.. as rapi■ !I ν as the owner could attend the trade. Λ little later, on complaint of local merchants, the authorities noti fied the dealer that he was amenable to the law on two counts—selling on Sun day and selling without a license. As, a license could not Issue on that day, I and the dealer did not care to face a charge of violating the Sunday law. j the goods were withdrawn from sale. Alex de Soto and Α. V. Dedrick, of the de Soto Mining Co., and Attorney Ν. II. Castle made a hasty trip down the river on Saturday night. The po-1 session of the steamer Dusty Diamond j is a trump card, which the de Soto Co. and the North Alaska Transportation Co. are each striving to acquire and hold. .lack Sheward, the I'ox river miner, on his way to Council, yesterday, tlis- ;. covered the body of a man in a slough ; of Dear creek, about four miles from Council. Deputy Marshal ('lias. Hams- j dale procured a team and brought the i corpse to camp, but as yet, no identiti- j cation has been made. No papers of . any kind were found in the pockets of the clol hing. A small purse containing $45 was found. Hugo Heyer, former agent of the N. A. T. & T. Co. at Council, arrived from j Chinik today, lie «ill lie in charge of Κ. II. Dunn's mining operations on Ophir this season. Judge J. M. McDowell leaves toinor-j row for Nome and the States. I ront Nulato. Garrett Busch, the well known Nu lato trader, and United States Com missioner for that precinct, is in town, ! accompanied by Mrs. liusch, who goes to New York city to place their two children in school. Mr. Musch states' that a number of prospectors are in the Kiayuh mountain country, among them Hob Warren, who reports that on one claim he has nine feet of gravel which was showing up very well. Sold Government Grub. News items from up the Yukon eon tain a brief account of the recent escape from Fort Gibbon of private Hoeers of the signal corps, who was under arrest for having disposed of cer tain government stores from a tele graph station further down the river, where it was stationed last year. After his escape Koirers lived in the brush, subsisting as best lie could for u few days, but was soon recaptured. NEWS OF TANANA Rich Pay Said to Have Been Found ON CLEARY CREEK Vtost of the Gold Taken Out lias Been Ised to Pay Old Debts and to Buy Machinery. ?p»viul ilispuK h to The Νιόιιβτ. Fairbanks, Alaska. June Is. -Kd. ieiderman has finished putting down a iecond hole on his side claim, No. .1 liiove on t'Ieary. Ile has struck a )oilj· of rich pay. The second hole is IM) feet back from where he made the irst rich strike. Two new holes have jeen put down on discovery claim for lunnner working. Kxtra good pay is •eporteil in both of them. A big plant vill be installed there this summer. They are now hoisting and dumping nto sluice boxes. Westenvick Brothers have located he pavstreak on their claim. They lave a run of very coarse gold in shal ow ground. The laymen on deary and Hilly's rround are linishing up sluicing, 'leary and Hilly have about one-third >f their l>iy dump shoveled in. They lave just put down two new holes for ummer working, and have good pay in •oth of them. Hunter and linker have linished luicing up what is said to have been he best dirt taken out of l'edro during he winter. It went HI.40 to the rncket. T. Heigler brought in two heavy lokes from ('leary this week. The uost of the gold taken out of the 'round I his season in Ibis district has leen spent in paying lipoid debts or I tuying machiney or other improve- j nents. Westenvick. who owns !i above on 'leary, says that, in his opinion, the tench on the lefl limit of abirve on ' 'leary is the best claim opened ιιρ so I ar in this district. He says there is I our feet of gravel on bedrock that will ',o $.") to the bucket, and there is two eet more above ibis thai will go 20 ents to the pan. Kd. Siederman, who TRIM LITTLE VESSEL'S TRIP The trim little gasoline steamer Sed Ιυη, Capt. A. S. Crane, reached Nome Priday morning. The Seddon was ,owed to l'ortage ba.v by tiie Klihu rhompson, but from t hut place she nade her way unaided to Nome. A jood deal of ice was encountered, ;ind ,he Seddon went to the head of Bristol 3ay and to Nushagak. Capt. Crane iays that live ships from Portland were fast in the ice in Bristol; ten ships had irrived at Nushatrak. Leaving Nusha gak she made Nunivak island, and from whence direct to Nome. The Seddon is >f Hi tons. She will go into commis ïion between Nome and coast points, rhe steamer is owned by Josh. II. Vic in tyre. A DITCH FOR INMACHUK H. M. Walters, of the fnmacliuk Min ng and Ditch Co., arrived on the Va encia, accompanied by his son. The nmachuk Company is a new corpora ion, backed by ample capital, and it is ntended to construct a ten mile ditch in the right limit this summer. The :ompany has valuable holdings on the nmachuk. Denied Possession. Λη injunction was issued Thursday •estraining the U. S. marshal from giv ng possession of a portion of the build ng known as the U. S. Mercantile wilding to D. J. McKinney. Over two rears ago McKinney sueil J. G. Paeey or possession of the lot on which the >uilding stands. The case was appeal id and the judgment of the district :ourt affirmed. When McKinney sought Ό obtain possession he was met by an njunction, it being alleged that l'arey »eld possession by virtue of a lease rom the Nome-Sinook Co. For hay and grain see Tanner & 31ark. For Wellington coal--the gen line—see Tanner & Clark. Shell hardware in great variety at jlese'i. Bridge School Building. The Bridge school building was pur chased yesterday by the school board, ihe price paid being $1000. The bulki ng was sold by Capt. J. R. Km, as Lttorney in fact for K. L. Lynch. The wilding is a good one, and was erected η 1Θ00. A BIG KICK FROM BLUFF 1 iliiIT, June 23. -The mining records have been swiped from this camp, so an unfortunate miner has to go 70 miles to Nome on foot or pay $15 for boat fare. The man supposed to be deputy recorder denies that lie is or ever lias been such, and that he has not the records of lilulT in his possession. This is how the law which has been made for Alaska in the lines' meeting room, Washington, I). by fourth-class citizens, assists every boiled-shirt handshaker, but not. the miner. W. ( »" IÎ. Iron pipe fittingsat Darling^ Dean's. Wanted fur robes and furs at The Igloo. RUSSIA Urrtno BIG REWARD Turc NU(i(iKT is in recept of the fol lowing, from Acting Governor Distin, coupled with the request that it he given publicity: "The . Imperial Academy of Sciences at St. Petersburg. A reward for finding Huron Toll'.s ex pod it ion party, or any traces of it. "liaron Kdward Toll, chief of the polar expedition sent out by the Academy of Sciences, left Uennett is land, lying north of New Siberia, on October lili (Nov. 8) 1902, taking a southern direction. He was accom panied by the astronomer Seeberg and two jakoots, Vassily Gorokhov, with the surname Chichak, and Nicholas Protodiakonow, with the surname Omook. The party seems to have been carried away by the ice. "As the researches hitherto made have been in vain, a reward of roubles 5000 is offered by the Academy of Sciences for finding the whole expedi tion party, or any part of it: and a re ward of roubles 2.">00 for giving the first I exact indications of tracing the party." Drinks two for 2sc, the same as formerly 25c each. Board of Trade. Fresh beef, mutton, pork, veal, |hui1 try, etc., just received by the Pacific Cold Storage company. Rangea, all sizes; stoves, all kinds, at Qiese's, Front street. The first of our summer shipments, comprising house, Hume and sluice lum ber, is now here. Tanner & Clark. PRISONERS FOR MCNEIL'S ISLAND Seven prisoners from the federal jail j and an insane woman were sent out on \ the Garonne, which sailed for Seattle) on Thursday night. The prisoners I were: itichard Cleveland, Indian po-1 liceman at Anvik, sentenced to one j year at McNeil's island; Joe Austin, j native, is months, assault with intent] to commit rape; Mamick, native, three years, manslaughter; 15. II. Smith and H. G. Higgins, six months, frequenting an opium den: .f. J. Donohtte, t wo years, rubbing a mining claim: James McCon nell. larceny, two years. The insane woman is Mrs. Sehishanowsky, of Council. The prisoners were in charge of Deputy Marshal Leekley and Guards C. A. Mitchell. M. L. V. Smith and Chas. Stanchlield. Notice to Miners: I'alroni/.e the Elite Baths, foot of liunter way. New Goods! New Styles! We are now prepared to show you the largest and handsomest lines of Dry Goods ever brought to Nome Ladies' Waists from $1.00 up. Ladies' Tailor Made Suits straight front Eaton's, anil Military Jackets. Styles in light mixtures, lined with satin and trimmed with braid; cloth to match predominating tone in the mixture. Also Blue j and Black Cheviots, lined with silk or satin and trimmed with buttons and braid. Alfred Benjamin's Clothing·· None better. Come and see them. Also a Hull Line of the Finest Groceries AM) Provisions Ever Brought to Nome. Low Prices Best Quality our mot ro. Complete Line of Boys' Cloth· ing—We can lit any boy. Our prices will suit you. Carpets—All kinds, all styles. Prices from $1.00 up. This in cludes sewing add laying. Linoleum--2"> patterns to select from. From $1.00 a yard up. This includes laying. Floor Oil Cloth--2.j patterns to select from. ôOe a yard. Mattings-·:!.') patterns to select from. 30c α yard and up. owns this cluim, rocket) out in a few hours. Thirteen bench claims on liex and White gulches, in the Na/iria district, were sold for $100.000. Good pay is reported on Solo creek, and prospects have been fourni on Ko ν creek. It is reported that a-> high as three cents to the pan has been found in the gravel near bedrock on Kokomo. This creek is in a good location and has been steadily prospected. From the kou^arok. Jerry (ïalvin, the Dahl creek, Kou garok. mining man, who is in town, says that the Kougarok never looked better. Mr. Galvin recently located a new and rich paystreak on the famous No. I Dabi creek, lie will return at once to that section. Bound for York. The Seattle Tin I'late ( o. is the name of a Seattle corporation which will exploit York tin this season. .1. K. Cryder is the president of the com pany antl \V. A. Keene secretary. Mr. Cryder and a party of n« n will leave for York in a few days. Louis Lane Visits Tanana. Among those who have visited the Tanana this spriny is Louis Lane, who reached Nome Thursday direct from that section, lie thinks that the Tan ana country has a good future as a placer mining section, although he talks conservatively regarding it. fie says that the winter cleanup will be between $250,000 and $.'100,000. DOES NOT LIKE THE TANANA Λ. N. Leopold, a pioneerof the Klon dike and later of Nome, returned Wed nesday after an absence of nearly three years. Mr. Leopold, for the past year, was in the Tanana country, where he mined on Fairbanks creek, using a steam plant. He is not favorably im pressed with that section. He says that there are, as yet, not more than four or live claims in the whole district that will pay from tl"> to $i"> a day to the man. The whole country is a low grade proposition, and it must lie work ed on an extensive scale to make it pay. A good many people were goiny up the Tanana, but there is nothing for them 1 to do, and most of them will have tn leave. Mr. Leopold left Fairbanks on I June 10. Two Divorces Wanted. Two complaints and a summons in divorce proceedings were tiled with i the clerk of t lie district court last Wed nesday. The tirst of these was that of Charles (ieorge Horsfall. who com plains tliat his wife, Mary 1'. I!. Hors fall, to whom he was married at [xititr Island, Ν. Y.. in 1884, has, for two years, continued to live seiiarate and apart from him without his consent. An affidavit of summons by publication accompanies the complaint, and a de cree of divorce is aske.l forou the above grounds. The next complaint on the register is , entitled Ford vs. Ford, in which the plaintiff is llildah Ford and the de fendant Louis S. Ford. The complaint alleges that the couple were married in Spokane, Wash ington, in 18!)9, and charges the de fendant with desertion and failure to provide, asking for the reasons stated a decree of divorce. A new line uf Hast man kodaks at; Dobbs' studio. Closing out at outside prices. builders' hardware at (iiese's. Wheelbarrows, picks, shovels: Darl itig and Dean. Fresh mint Juleps. Hoard of Trade. FROM THE INMACHUK Last Winter's Operations Were Satisfactory. SOME BIG CLEAN UPS Candle Creek Also Produced a (ioodl) Amount of Gold Dust This Spring. Theodore Solomons and L. si. Mc Lennan reached Nome Thursday raorn i η si from < andle and the [nmachuk. They came overland, a horse packing their supplies ami u goodly amount of gold du-,t. Mr. Solomons is a merchant of Keewalik and < 'audio. Mr. McLen nan is interested in the l'olar Bear group on the Inmachuk and has been in that K-etlnn for a year past. The [nmachuk's clean-up, he says, will he between $*0,000 and $100,000. Milroy 1 irtj-. λ Co., on the Homestake, will clean up $30,000 op $35,000. Hank I rie*. on the adjoining claim, has made the best showing. Out of 2700 buckets of dirt he cleaned up $.">400, or an aver age of li.1 cents to the pan. The Oasliley company were pros pecting most of the winter but they will clean up $7000 or $8000. Mr. McLennan says that the strike on the Kugruk is showing up very well. On discovery ( lias. Smith has a steam thawer with two points and is rocking dirt paying $10 to $1.7 a day to the man. Some .700 and »i00 feet helow Smith's discovery the saine kind of pay has been found, and it is believed that the Κ ugruk ban a continuous paystreak, the same as the Inmachuk. llank fries, the Dash leys, Dick Iloog adoi'ti. the Homestake people and oth ers will work on the Inmachuk this summer: Jim Met ormiek will mine on Old (ilory creek, as will also a number of other-, on that and other creeks of that section. Quite a number of Inmachuk miners are due to arrive in Nome, including Mr. Kay. who is bringing down eight horse-, belonging to C. L. Morris. Mr. Solomons says that the C'andle creek clean-up will equal, if it does not exceed, that of the Inmachuk, which he thinks w ill lie «bout $*0,000. STEIN-BLOCH CLOTHING.. . STRONG & GARFIELD WATERPROOF SHOES Swellest Line of Men's Furnishings in Nome 1904 STETSON HATS . . GAFFNEY'S . . kelly Corner.