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With a foundation almost iden tical with the situation as it start ed in this city, Georgetown now seems destined for a lively skir mish between lot, jumpers and townsite claimants, the first gun having already been fired. To make it still better, rumors of schemes and counter schemes are already creeping in, to give the matter the real air of con spiracy and katzenjammer. The first brush between oppos ing interests occurred just p'ior to Oct. 22, when Andrew Edgar and some 15 others jumped var ious portions of the Fredrick’s Trading Post, which was located as such on August 2Gth, 1910. Edgar was hailed before the commissioner's court, Justice Heavey presiding, and was then charged with malicious trespass. A stormy trial followed, Doc Donaldson appearing as prose cutor and Arthur Phelan for the defense. During the course of the trial, the defense attempted, to show that there was a conspiracy on between Fredricks, Donaldson and Commissioner Heavey to get possession of the choicest por tions of the townsite, in violation of public land laws, particularly those relating to trading post locations. Accusations flew back and forth and Phelan emerged with a fine of $10 against him. Phelan charged that Fredricks had located over Indians who were in actual occupancy, and that he had not made a valid lo cation, although it was proved that he had settled there in 1907. One of the jury admitted since arriving here that they knew no thing of townsite law or trading posts, and thought it best to let Fredricks have it as he was the first one there Hence Edgar] was tined $5 and costs from which he will appeal. As can be readily seen, their troubles have just commenced and will require speedy adjust ment by a qualified officer of the land department. Johnstone carries all ttje leading brands of cigars and tobaccos—whole sale and retail. IDEAL CA GIVE US A TRIAL UP-TO-DATE Radiators in Every Room. Ratos Reasonable FRONT STREET Telephone E3 IDITAROD Slippern’s Mill* BOUGH AND PRESSED LUMBER, SASH, DOORS, GLASS AND BUiLDERS’ SUPPLIES —Iditarod Schiek & MoLeman, ARCHITECTS, CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS Office Fixtures and Mission Furniture Estimates Furnished Free Foot of Willow Street Dominion Commercial Co. Groceries, Hay and Grain See Us Before Buying ID5TAROD Iditarod Stage Line PAT KEYES AND PHIL MEAGHAN, PROPS. Telephone Main 64. Office at Ophir House, Willow St. TRIPS EVERY DAY EXCEPT SUNDAY Leaves Flat Creek .8:00 a. m. Leaves Ophir House, Iditarod.1:00 p; m. Passengers, Express and Freight When You're Out of Oruli You Ain't A short time ago everyone in the Iditarod had large pictures of himself slowly starving to death. One could soe the drawn visage and the haggard eye, while the mental vision of a slab of bacon wore a boatific expression used only by martyrs and other things hard to get. Now that it is known that the price of grub is high, it develops that there is grub scattered all over the country. Some is here and some are there, but all is headed in this direction, where fore you may munch your T-bone with complacency and remember that its awful hard enjoying the hardships of Alaska. Aow, for instance, there is Clancy with some 30 tons of stuff that is good to eat down at the mouth of the Idita rod. Clancy used to run a store on Garden Island where he was known by many people. He sold out the business there and started for the Iditarod, and is just about to arrive with the goods. Most of that outfit, however, will be used by the Ideal cafe, for Clancy is a partner of Al Hakes, who is also a partner of Ernest Niehoff, the man who slips you the slapjack at that per fectly good eat emporium. Clancy is now engaged in bringing that stuff up here, a distance of about "5 miles by tha trail. He will be assisted by a mule and a few aborigines. Then there is the Minneapolis at Lewis’ with lots of grub and 25 cases of lemons, to say nothing of the gin. Frank Miller, he of the Miner’s Home saloon, started the stuff down, bringing up the rear with the Clow. The Clow stopped for a brief period at Hot Springs and is still there, while Frank sits calmly swinging his legs from some 50 barrels of beer. The lemons are at Lewis’, the beer is at Hot Springs, but it's hard to say which has the best of it. The lemons will doubtless be brought over the trail, and the beer will he consumed at Hot Springs. Besides that there are some 20 tons of beef over there and the only way to con sume it is to bring the meat where somebody will have a chance to eat it. Diskaket also has grub and fresh beef. Vigeliusand Edwards came over a few days ago and reported on the sit uation. Aiready, dog teams are busy on that line of communication. Some of these things that are short may be decidedly long on the price, but you might just as well cheer up. We are bound to live through the win ter, and the chances are we’ll have lemon for the rickev. Minneapolis Made Nearly Naif Way With 186 tons, half of which is pro visions, the steamer Minneapolis is lay ing at Lewis' on the Yukon, frozen in nice and solid right where the ice may do her a lot of good when the spring breakup comes. She had fiddled for position many days, but like the good things hoped for which never come, she holed in at the wrong time and place. The trip down the Tanana was a pleasant one—not. For 72 hours she sat complacently on a bar while the en tire crew and the office devil strained with might and main to pull her off. Then she proceeded down river till someone got cold feet and turned aiound to get behind an island at Tolo vana where they stayed for 10 days. As G. F. Mayhood, one of the passen gers who arrived here Tuesday puts it, they got a breath from the banana belt, the captain took heart and staggered up the stairs. Signing everyone to a pledge that nothing would be claimed by way of damages if they were crushed by the polar ice, the boat started once more and got to Lewis’ before the ice had accumulated on the hull to such an extent as to prevent further progress. On the 24-th of last month, the river was still open, but the Minneapolis had been unable to reach safe quarters on account of the shore ice. The boat is in a dangerous position, and it is entirety possible possible that the story of spring will be a sad one. Of the freight carried, about half is perishables. Frank Miller, Markle, Jack Ronan, Tom McLean, aud some 35 others are there, and, apparently, each one of them brought along provi sions. Ronan and McLean have machinery, Miller has liquids, Markle has vegeta bles. They lisvve builded a habitation on the bank where the goods have been stored. Miller is also concerned with a consignment on the Clow, which only got as far as Hot Springs. Save the pieces! broken lenses re placed at Simpson’s. Meet me at Johnstone’s cigar store for a social game of pool or solo. Smith & McMasters, CARPENTERS, BUILDERS AND JOBBERS Shop—Richmond St., bet. 1st and 2d. General Merchandise and Outfitters Will We Have Turkey During tire Holidays? If it is feasible to drive cold storage turkeys over the Lewis Cutoff, then we will have some of the delectable bird, browned in royal state on the festive board for Christmas. Such is the news that comes from the Yukon where the Minneapolis is now sojourning. Twenty tons of beef, birds and tidbits reached Dave Lewis', brought down, presumably by one of the Weachter Bros, of the Independent market. The stuff is there and it is needed here, wherefore, it would appear that ar rangements will be made to bring it overland to the Iditarod. Charley Miller, of the Merchants cafe has been planning a big turkey dinner for New' Year’s, He sent to Fairbanks for some and lie also knows that these specimens of the national bird are at Lewis’. Sucli being the case, it would seem a cinch that there will be one large and copious feed wait ing for us when Father Time bows out his decrepit son, Nineteen Ten. FRONTIER ELEGY He Mowed inter Lanigan’s swingin’ a gun, An’ swearir;': Declarin’ Red rivers ’ud run Down Alkali valley an’ oceans o' gore ’Ud wash sudden death on th' sage brushy shore. An’ shot a big hole inter Lanigan’s floor. He blowed inter Lanigan's swingin’ a gun, A new one, i A blue one, A Colt’s forty-one; He shot some, permiskus, where Lani gan stoou, An’ would have put Lanigan in bad fer good, But th’ leg that he happened t’ shoot in was wood. He blowed inter Lanigan's shoutin’ like tnad. An’ ravin’, Gun waviu’, Gin-ugly an’ bad; He shot a knothole outen Lanigan’s leg (Th’ wood one) an’ shot th' bung outen a keg, An’ nigh let th’ liquor all out, every dreg. An’ Lanigan, seein’ him goic’ too far, Too frisky, (With whisky Wuth cash at th’ bar), Reached over an’ pulled out a big forty-four An plugged him between th back bar an’ the door, Till he was less harmful than he was before. He blowed into Lanigan’s, lookin’ fer gore, An’ tirried; We carried Him out on a door; An’ Lanigan took a big splinter o’ leg An’ got out his jack-knife an’ whittled a peg. —St. Louis Globe-Democrat. .. ..... . ...... .~ ~ The Sideboard\ OldTyler Whiskey a Specialty Frost St. J. R. Anderson, Prop. Idlt.vod THE CLUB . LODGING Wines, Liquors and Cigars WILLOW STREET, J. H. Rogers, Prop. REBUILT The Pioneer FIRST AVENUE The Most Up-To-Date Hots! in iditarod Finely Furnished Rooms and Spring Cots. Hot and Cold Wate. Modern Bath Room. Commodious Ladies’ and Gent’s Reception Room. Phone 21. Rates by the Day, Weak or Month. BERT PHILLIPS and MRS. UHL, Props. AITCHISON & LAWRENCE, gBsa^afflEBMaaaaKM^aai Kaltag General Store ROADHOUSE AND SALOON IN CONNECTION Stables for Dop^Lots of Salmon The only Government Trail to Iditarod aud Iunoko, and Short est Starts from “Kaltag.” Riv A HOUSE OF WARMTH AND COMFORT Cleanliness Is Our Motto Warns Dog Houses Morgan & Hammer, Props. NOTICE is hereby given that I, Ande Lange, tviil not be responsible for any debts that Mrs. Jennetto Lange has or may contract. (Signed) Ande Lange. Dis. Otter, Oct. 27, 1910. Capt, Allison's Place Cigars, Tobaccos, Soft Drinks, Confectionery anil Fruit I DITAROI) PIOMEER Near Slippern’s Mill Steamboat Landing Special Rates for Large Quantities The Best Place toOutfit FRESH STOCK PRICES RIGHT Crowley & Porter First Avenue, Between Willow and Richmond Sti'eets, Iditarod _WE SATISFY THE HUNGRY TODAY-SPECIAL SUNDAY DINNER-TODAY Everything in Season WILLOW STREET T. L. McGRATH, PROP. THE Pioneer Sheet Metal Works Are “THERE” on Willow Street Cheer and Comfort AT THE Miner's Home SALOON Miller & Jerman, Props.