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One Doelak Per Month. IDITAROD, ALASKA, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1910. Two Bits Per Copy
OBITUARY COLUMN OF PROMINENT PEOPLE During the interim between the last mails it appears that the grim reaper has been more that unusually indus trious, and lias cut down those high in their respective walks of life. Senator Doltlver Fort Dodge, Iowa, Oct. 16.—Senator Jonothan P. Dolliver, one of tha most advanced statesman of ttie day and leader of the Insurgency movement in the Republican party died here today after a short illness. The cause of death is assigned to acute stomach trouble. Julia Ward Howe Boston, Oct. 17.—-Julia Ward Howe, the great author, lecturer and exponent of woman's sufl rage, died here today, aged 91 years. She was the author o( “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” . Mike Heney Seattle, Oct. 16. —The body of Mich ael J. Heney, the well-known railroad contractor who died recently, arrived here today from San Francisco. The funeral will taka place Oct. 18, and the remains will be interred in a local ccmetary. Bishop O'Dea will officiate at the funeral and it is expected that there will be a very large turnout of friends of the deceased. Skagwav, Oct. 16—Between the hours of 10 and 10:15 on Tuesday, while the funeral services for the late M. J. Heney are in progress, not a wheel will turn on the White Pass railroad and operations will cease all over the line. The deceased was the chief con structing engineer when the road was built. Stanley Ketchell Springfield, Mo., Oct. 15.— While Stanley Ketchel, the middleweight champion was seated at breakfast, at the farm of R. P. Richardson, where he is training, he was ordered to throw up his hands by Walter E. Hurtz, a fa rmh&nd employed on the place. Be fore the prizefighter could make a move, Hurtz shot him, the bullet from his rifle penetrating Ketchel's lung. Hurtz then took to the woods and is now being hunted by bloodhounds. Springfield, Oct. 16.—Stanley Ketchel died here last night as the result of the wound inflicted by Hurtz. Excessive internal hemorrhage from the punctur ed lung was the cause of death. Hurtz was caught by a posse 17 miles from the scene of the shooting. Judge Whitson Spokane, Oct. 16.—Federal Judge Whitson, of the eastern district of Washington, who was stricken witli paralysis just as lie had passed sentence of imprisonment for life on C. D. Howells, the train robber, last Thurs day, died during the night. He never fully recovered his faculties from the time of the stroke. Bill Barlow Douglas, Wyo., Oct. 12.—Bill Bar low, the “Sagebrush Philosopher,” the well-known editor and publisher of this city died here today. Barlow’s phil osophy announces that there are two things which man or woman must be lieve in,—the virtue and truth of the husband or wife, and heaven. To doubt either is hell for the doubter. Casey sells Bock cigars A Word to the Wise Is Thermos bottle is comparatively a new invention. For travel on the trail it is incomparable. The uses of it are many and varied. Boiling tea or soup can be poured in it and still be hot after 48 hours and longer, even in the rigor of an Alaska winter. When outfitting for a long journey do not forget the “Thermos.” The City Drug Store in Iditarod has it for sale. All cigars dealers sell Bock cigars. Tillman k Bende', wholesale liquors and groceries, San Francisco. Gorham Rubber Co., wholesale rubber sundries, mining hose, etc., San Fran cisco. Edward Wolf Co., importers Manila ci gars, San Francisco. Studebaker Bros, k Co., wagons, sleds. autos, etc., San Francisco. N. K. Fairbank Co., Soaps, lard, cotto le.ne, etc., San Francisco. Anton Bock & Co., “Bock” cigars, New York. We are the direct Alaska represent atives for the above firms, and can and will land your goods here at the right figure. Place your orders with us now — -at least, get our prices for next sea son. “Get the habit.” “C” BAR RETT & LEW IN._ Coal oil and candles for sale at An ■ dersou Bros. A NerlandV __ -I i _ I At Lisbon on Oct. 6th, Portugal was formally declared a republic and the monarchy a thing ot *he past. King Manual and the queen have made their escape in a Brazilian warship, to await outside their empire for further developments. They believe the powers will intervene to restore their kingdom. Theophile Braga has been named provisional president of the re public and he has been busy getting together the material for his cabinet. As hundreds of Portugese were killed in the battle which preceded the fall of the kingdom, a civil war is expected to follow. Manuel II, the deposed king is about 21 years of age and ascended the thrown two years ago, following the assassination of his father and t elder brother. His personal conduct and his administration were alik unpopular and were responsible for his overthrow. He was known to devote more time to Parisian opera favorites than to the affairs of state. According to later dispatches, France alone, of the three south western nations of Europe is strong enough to crush the revolt now in progress. Portugal was forced to succumb to the attack of the revolutionists without any appreciable opposition. Spain is in a critical position and the monarch in greater danger with every succeeding hour. King Alfonso is reported suffering from an incurable ailment, and it is alleged that the army will desert him as soon as active hostilities open. AITKEN AND ASSOCIATES BRANCHING OUT For several days past negotiations have been pending in this city whereby Torn Aitken and associates are trying to secure control of the Maditig and Johnson lays on the Wildcat association on Flat creek, the deal being one of ihe biggest pulled off this year. In view of the fact that the papers were still in piocess of settle ment, nothing definite could be elicited. It was stated however that the deal seemed practically completed, there being a few changes neces sary in the articles of agreement, and some more controversy as to the terms of transfer. As it stands, it appears that Aitken, Manley, Price and Ellis wish to take over the two lays, Doc Mading, Prank Ingles, Duncan Michie and others being ranged on the other side of the deal. Whether or not it is an out and out buy, or a sub leasing is not known at present. Neither is the consideration given, yet it ;s supposed to be a heavy one. Aitken intends to leave for P'airbanks and the Outside tomorrow, while Doc Mading contemplates a trip to the states also, going by way of Seward. If Aitken secures the ground before he leaves, it will probably be worked next spring in connection with the Marietta. With options that aggregate close to $100,000, Joe Smith, the hardware man of this city, has broken into the mining game on Moore creek and has a proposition that bids fair to put him beyond the dreams of avarice. Smith recently returned from Moore creek where he went to look over the ground, and incidentally investiagate the Perry op tions which were noticed in these pages before. When he returned he had little to say about the deal, but from Charles B. Meyers, one of the owners, the true story of the deal has been learned. Meyers is one of the discoverers of the creek, having been there since last winter. He arrived in town last Thursday and the final papers were fixed up whereby be and A. A. Zimmerman, his part ner, disposed of practically ail their holdings on Moore creek to Smith and associates. Smith is interested with T. Perry who had tied up a consider able portion of the creek including 11-a, and 1200 feet of the Butter fly association. The new option takes in two claims of the Butterfly association, and eight claims from Discovery down. The options figure at $7500-a claim, or in other words, Smith agrees to pay $15,000 for two claims of the Butterfly, $22,500 for the options Perry held, and $60,000 for the eight claims from Dis covery down. Ten thousand dollars has been paid down on the deal, and in the meantime Smith holds a lay on six claims below discovery which he will work in the spring. According to the statement of Myers, the only real prospecting work on the creek was done at Discovery and on the bench opposite 8 a. On Discovery, nine holes have been sunk across the creek showing gold for a distance of 250 feet. In the first hole, which was the very first on the creek, they weighed up 32 pans and found an average of C cents. Next to that hole they found three feet of 3 cent dirt, and 25 feet further away there was two feet of 6 cent dirt. In the nine holes they found pay, but variable in quantity and thickness. A hole on l a, disclosed three feet of 6-cent dirt, but in three holes sunk below Discovery they found nothing in the creek. This doesn’t worry them, however, for it looks to be certain that the paystreak swing, along the bench at this point. One mile below Discovery they found 3 cent dirt but did not reach bedrock Then again, John Folsom and Dick Kells found excellent prospects two and a half miles below Discovery. On the upper end of the creek, the chief work was that done on the bench opposite 8-a., where they sluiced last summer and found ground going a little better than SI to the foot. It seems certain that the creek pay at this point, is much richer than where they worked on the rim. This is practically all the work that has been done on the creek, but it seems to be sufficient to entice men to gamble pretty strong. The Smith and Perry options, taken with the late options acquired by Knell, McArdie, Hunter and Schimtnelfennig, tie up more than two miles of the creek. It is all shallow ground and will be worked with scrappers next summer. WILL BUILD BOXES AND SHOVEL IN THE GOLD A big deal has been completed on Moore creek whereby a con siderable portion of the known pay of that new gold possibility is tied up effectually till spring. Charles Knell, Eddie McArdlo, Walter Hunter and Louis Schimmelfennig are the instigators of the new attack on wealth, having purchased a number of interests from John Folsom, Rich ard Kells and Dave Black. The purchase price of the ground is not given out, but it is presumed to be a good figure, since some of the ground conveyed is considered among the best of the creek. Walter Hunter has been over on Moore lately looking the proposition in the face. It was upon his report that the deal was finally concluded last week whereby Knell and associates take over 1-a., a fraction above 1-a., 5 a., one-third of 6-a., and one half of 8-a. They ai-e still negotiating for further ground. They paid down a considerable sum to bind the bargain, but the further payments under the options are deferred, giving the purchasers time to ascertain what they have. It is the intention of the buyers to go onto the ground this winter and prospect it fully. Cabins have already been built there, and the prospects already found are so good that they will begin making sluice-boxes at once. The pay is known to be there, but the width of the paystreak has not been demonstrated. Being shallow ground, they have merely to strip the surface and shovel in, and from the returns achieved by Folsom and Kells, who'sluiced on Moore last summer, it would seem that the new partners have an excellent proposition on their hands. Walter Hunter expects to return to the ground in a short time, but it is j doubful whether Knell and McArdle will leave before the new year. Mail In Frida; C. K. Snow, Ibe mail carrier, ar rived in Iditarod Friday afternoon after a seven day trip from Nulato. He had six sacks of first-class mail and one second class. He said that a new contract had been let from Diskaket to Ophir to Lawrence and Atkinson, and that they will now take part of his 400 pound limit. In other words w'e get even less than we thought we would. He was accompanied by Ben Derrick and a number of Indians, with five dog teams altogether. They brought in a bunch of dog salmon and reported the toughest kind of a trip. Derrick returns from Nome where he went last summer on a lawsuit. The mail closes tonight, (Satur day), and Sucw leaves in the morn ing- _ Masks for ball of Nov. 12 may be ob tained at City Drugstore; sale or rent. Baird sells Bock cigars Lacking the witnesses to properly try the case at Fairbanks, Judge Overfield has continued the trial of the Sheed/ assault case until next spring, ruling that the case will be tried here when the court convenes in the Iditarod. The grand jury has adjourned after making a little history, but re cording no new annals. All criminal cases from this section will now be tried here, wherefore it would appear that Judge Overfield intends to visit us in the early spring. Fire in the Larson Residence Caught from an over heated'stove, fire broke out in the Larson resi dence of Charles Larson near the Clark mill about 8 o’clock Friday night, and the place was only saved by the prompt application of a hand chemical in the vicinity. As it was, practically the whole interior of the cabiu was damaged including Mrs. Larson's apparel. The damage figures at $300. Warm doghouses at. McDonald hotel. Must Lift Masks Owing to the fact that the rumor has spread about town to the effect that un desirable characters will be allowed at the mask ball to be given by the Gaso liae Kids at Caribou hall thi3 (Satur day) evening, it is announced by the committee in charge that all maskers will be required to tip their hoods when they pass the door Freedom Shrieked for Fanny Fanny Hall was recently acquitted of a charge of pocket-picking alleged to have taken place at Chena. Dave Lewis Reaches Town i - Dave Lewis, the man who made ! Lewis’ Landing famous, arrived in Iditarod Friday evening with 15 dogs after working on liis new trail from the I Yukon to Diskaket, He said that all was well with the Minneapolis at Lewis’ Landing, and that they contem plated bringing in over the trail some 40 tons of stuff, including the fresh meat of the Independent meat market. He returns at once and will investigate the feasibility of the two routes to Lewis’ Landing, through Diskaket and Ophir. He also spoke of a party coming from the Minneapolis who will try out the trail to Diskaket. Orientals Barred Victoria, B. C., Oct 14.—The Province of British Columbia has denied the application of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway company to be permitted to employ Oriental la borers in the construction of their lines in the west. Worden sells Bock cigars. NEAL ATCHISON DIES SUDDENLY Frozen in at Hot Springs on the Mar tha Clow, enroute to the Iditarod ac companied by his wife and child, Neal Atchison, better known to practically everyone in the interior of Alaska as ‘ Curley,” died about 2 o’clock on Octo ber 13, while on his way from the Hot Springs landing on theTanana river to the Hot Springs town. He was seen to fall and then attempt to rise. He was immediately placed on a sled and taken into the town, but all attempts to revive him failed, and it is believed that death had occurred at the time of falling. Heart disease is given as the cause. News of the sudden demise of the well-known young man was immedi ately dispatched to Fairbanks to the Fraternal Order of Eagles, of which or ganization Curley was an esteemed member, Arrangements were at once taken up by the order to look after his burial, but according to advices, it seems that the burial will take place at the Springs. While making the trip which re sulted in his death, Mr. Atchison was going over to the town to secure quar ters for his family, as it was found im possible for the Clow to proceed farther. The townspeople took a keen interest in the welfare of the widow and child and everything possible was done for their care and assistance, in cluding a fund of $500 which was raised, presumably to assist Mrs. Atchison back to Fairbanks. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nyholra, of the Kegina hotel in this city, and it is presumed that she was on her way with her husband to assist her parents in the conduct of that hos telry. According to the last letters received by Mrs. Nvholm, site thought that her daughter and son-in-lnw would not come down this fall, and it was some time be fore the identity of the deceased could be known certainly. Win, Rooney Fined We Rooney, the man who put up the long fight for the Dome association in the Fairbanks district, was found guilty of using obscene language last Tuesday and fiued $25 and costs, the total expense bill for the too free use of conversation being over $100. It appears that William invaded John stone’s cigar store with a large package and started pertinent comment about the proprietor. He was pulled by C’apt. Donovan and the jury did the rest. Casey Leaves for Fairbanks — Billy Casey, of Casey’s Place at Flat and Tom Aitken, the miner were due to leave- for Fairbanks with Mail-Car rier Snow on his next trip back to the 1 Yukon. Both of these gentlemen in tend to keep on going to the coast and to the “flesh pots” of the Outside, for in their respective departments, they leave everything running smoothly. Tacoma Padded Her Census Washington, D. C.. Oct. 17.— Census Chief Durand charges that Tacoma has padded her census re turns to the extent of nearly 40,000 names, and reduces the population to its rightful basis, or 82,729. THE LATEST Landahl’s Emporium Keeps books and stationery; If you'll only call You can get a dictionary. See our picture post cards, Read our latest papers, Smoke our good cigars, Chew our best tobaccos. We have had a lot of customers Through the summer and the fall. But will feel a whole lot better When we manage to ‘‘Land-ahl.” Landahl’s Circulating Library, Iditarod At Last We Know When you think of your sweetheart, thousands of miles away, play “The Girl I Left Behind Me” or else “I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now?” on a Hohner Harmonica. City Drug Store has a full assortment of the genuine Hohner’s Harmonicas. Louie Moe improving Louis Moe, one of the scow men of £the summer season, has been seriously ill of typhoid-pneumonia for the last two weeks. Under the care of Dr. Brooks and Nurse Mrs. Young, he ss improving and is now out of danger. Ramps sells Bock cigars. Manuel sells Bock cigars.