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In order to give onr creek patrons an opportunity to get some of the bargains as advertised in last week's Pioneer, we will continue our Speciai Sale for one week longer. _ Willow St. CLOTHIER Iditarxl AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAA A AAA AAA AAA A A A A A A A A A A A A A AAA AA AAA A. A Merchants Cafe Wedding Dinners and Large Parties a Specialty. Strictly First Class. Open Day and Night Clias E Miller & Ernest H. Slenter, Props. Bank Saloon M. & M. Bank Building Bar Whiskey Spring 1899 THESE TWO WILL BE TRAIL BLAZERS Equipped with a fine dogteam and 15 days’ rations, Doc Mading and Harry Johnson have just started on the long mush to Seward, planning to reach Se attle in ample time to go into training for the holiday festivities. They were betting evan'monay that they would rnako Seward in 15 days from Discovery, agreeing to touch their toes to the wharf capping on the last day. The standard bet was a suit of clothes wherefore the boys will either look like Berry Wall on one of his busy days or will break themselves paying express charges on the suits they will send back to their friends. They are traveling as light as possi ble, and although the condition of the trail beyond McGrath is a matter of conjecture purely, they were not wor ried and figured they could take it on the run. They were equipped with a taxi-cab frank donated by Charlie R033, one of the main stockholders of the Seattle concern, aud agreed to ride around for one week as a cure for sore feet. After a summer’s hard work on Flat creek, during which they discovered that they were on the good stuff, they feel they can affosd to cut loose a trifle. Knowing the glamour of the bright lights, it is permissible to conjecture that they will swing around som3 per miscuous for a while. FOR SALE E. W. GRIFFIN A GO,' Cap’s Place _Imperial Ci^ar Store Just received large stock of Peterson and Calabash Pipes and Confectionery. NEWLY BUILT PRIVATE CARD ROOMS To enjoy an evening call and see us. Willow Street, Iditarod. TURN YOUR FACE TO The Mecca For Inspiration Corner Second Avenue and Willow Street George Auten Dave Ferguson J. A. SLIPPERN, Carries the LARGEST and MOST COMPLETE Stock of Sash, Doors, Glass, MIRRORS AND BUILDERS’ HARDWARE IN IDITARQD Store Fronts and Fancy Windows Of any Size and Design Made to Order LOWEST PRICES GUARANTEED Telephone No. 5 Office—Slippern’s Sawmill Clark Lumber Co. Phone io—IDITAROD- Phone io Rough and Dressed Lumber ALL KINDS OF FREIGHTING DONE, PROMPT DELIVERY GUARANTEED. THEY ARE PROSPECTING IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD With attention diverted for a time to the opening of the Ktiskok witn, the average observer is apt to overlook the fact that the Iditarod is still opening and her possibilities just beginning to be reckond. With her own wealth, great as it measures in proven ground, the conclusion must be forced home that the district is just waking tip and has scarcely reached the first milestone of progress. There are many men in the hills of this vicinity and the results of the fall work are indeed surprising even at a hurried su.vey. Take, for instance, the work now going forward on Happy where they begin to talk of a paystreak that will prove a rival of Flat. Bill Deetering and his associates opened their eyes last fall when he started shoveling gold from the top of the ground tip there near the timber line at the very bead of happy. Apparently there is gold all over the hill side, and it even slides across tire divide into thicken where Dan Me Ginitis is finding good prospects, and a number of outfits are settling down for the winter. Then that lay on the Shamrock, adjoining Deetering’s ground looks very good to McCarty & Howard. They took the lease from W. Sam Clark and Deetering a short time ago, and call it a fine opencut propo sition, as the prospecting shows good pay. McCarty, Howard, Harry Hadley and others have also been doing some drifting on the Ray fraction below the Texas on Happy, and it looks so good to them that they were in town the other day figuring on a small hoist for a winter dump. Dan McCaskill, who is putting down a hole on the Washington association above the Texas, has struck some fine stuff there, that indi cates a paystreak on the right limit. They now figure that the pay swings from the left limit at the head over to the right limit further down, and McCaskill seems to be on it. Frank Wiseman, Pat Whalen, Barclay and others are going after it in the same vicinity and from their last reports, they are already count ing the joy rides they will take to the Breakers next fall. Down on Willow they have made a new strike, told about in an other portion cf this issue which seems to indicate that Willow will at last declare herself with a well defined and rich paystreak. This gold undoubtedly comes from Happy. Coming across the head ot liappy into Flat, you will find George and Bob Mitchell on the Idaho, right near the top of the hill and above timber line. They have 2100 feet of ground there and it is said to lie a pippin of a hydraulic proposition They have been working there this fall and have a bed rock drain that will do to s'uice it out when they get the pipe laid and the giant working next spring. They have ordere i 400 feet of hydraulic pipe which will be made in this city and their giant is at Dikeman. The ground is from 9 to 21 feet deep and they have cross-cut i* with holes for 600 feet showing consistent values that pan one and two cents from the grass roots. Men who have looked over this ground say it will be a pipe when the pipe is piping. Another lay has been taken on the Montana association adjoining the Idaho cn the side, and just below, on the Upgrade, Louis Seyler and J. I. Jordan have a hole down in which they aie panning 100 dirt. They only started in at this point a few weeks ago, but they evidently have the goods. Below them, Daik and Sweeny, on the Gold Hill association are working on a bed rock drain, and blasting out big boulders. Thb ground was known to have good pay l ist summer, and it is possible tc ! pan fine values right from the surface. Over on the Aylmer, McKay and Hotts have in a big flume on the Edgar and McLean lay, and aie busy putting in wood. They are ready for sluicing when the water starts again. Up and down Flat theie is little prospecting just now, as everyone seems satisfied with what he lias and is only waiting lor the caressing kiss of spring to warm the cold, unresponsive bosom of Mother Earth. Chicken creek is showing well, as is also Slate where Bert Walker is now working with the big rill, which was taken over there about two weeks ago Walker has an option on some of that Slate creek property but lie intends to make a porous plaster out ot it before lie buys. Granite creek has been showing up some fine ground lately where Bob Martin, Casper Ellinger, Walter Thomas and Jim Chronister are working. That is, Jim is working with them in spirit lor he hasn’t re turned from Fairbanks. A number of outfits are working on Black and from what George Riley says, Otter creek will make them all go some next summer. DOG DONALDSON TAKES LONG TRIP Accompanied by Ben Derrick, the famous Nome ruusher, Doc Donaldson, formerly of the Tender foot country and lately of George town, is about to depart from Idit arod for Fairbanks and the Tender foot where he goes to settle hisj business in that section. Doc was one of the first settlers ' in Georgetown and is reputed to be j one nf the principal land owners j there. lie is interested with Fred ricks in mining ventures, and ap parently finds the country much to j his liking. They will take Ben Derrick’s dog team and make the round trip to the upper Tatiana as i soon as possible. Doc came in from Georgetown early last week and reports things prosperous there. Latest reports are to the effect that Ed. McAdams is negotiating with Derrick totake him to Seward. Crossing the border into Scotland on Oct. 15 Frank Gould wedded Edith Kelly, the actress. The church would not sanction the marriage in England on account of Gould having been re cently divorced. At St. Louis on Oct. 15 Alfred Le Blanc, who will pilot the French bal loon in its flight to St. Louis from New York, established the world’s aeroplane record by flying a mile in 53 seconds. GITiZENS SUBSCRIBE FOB SPECIAL MAIL Through the efforts of L. S. Robe of this city, arrangements were completed before the departure of Mail Carrier Snow on his last trip, looking to a special mail for the lditarod which should arrive here about the last of November, instead of the 12th of De cember, which would be the regular date for the arrival of the next con signment. Mr. Snow agreed to make a special trip on a guaranteo of $150, and Mr. Robe succeeded in raising the amount with little difficulty, everyone ap proached going into his pocket readily in the good cause. The carrier figured on departing from Nulato on Nov. 22, after the ar rival of a delayed mail from Nome which was brought in on one of the last boats. He would also catch the latest mail down the Yukon and will bring in 400 pounds. According to detached reports from the Yukon, it appears that there are several hundred pounds of delayed mail waiting at different points, but the date of its arrival here is merely the subject of a good guessing contest. It is proposed to establish a wireless telegraph station at the meteorological observatory on Mount Mirador, in the Philippines to give warning of typhoons to vessels in the China sea and points along the China coast. DISTANCES ON LEWIS CUT-OFF When Dave Lewis was in town last week after finishing his new trail to Diskaket from Lewis Landing on tlie Yukon, he left a table of distances for those who will travel out that way this wintor. It is claimed that the new ttail is shorter by 25 miles than the route via. Ophir City, and is provided with ac commodation now in the way of road houses, and is considered a safe trail to travel. Between this city and Diskaket, there are several roadhouses, and two now ones have established on the new trail betweeu Diskaket and t ho Yukon. Traveling from this city to Fairbanks via. Lewis Landing the distances are as follows: Dikeman. 30 Cutoff. 5(t Frenchman . 80 Diskaket. 100 No. 2 Roadhouse, Lewis Trail 133 No. 1 It ladhouse, Lewis Trail . , 158 Lewis Landing on the Yukon river 183 Melozi . 198 Jessies. 219 Kokrines. 234 Mouse Point . 241 Carlines . ... 255 Portage Roadhouse.203 Birches . 283 Portage. 295 Cold Mountain . . 301 Old Station.316 Fort Gibbon 331 ON TANANA RIVER Long Lake 345 Fish Lake 357 Sullivan City.368 Hot Springs. 385 Lavins... .. . ... 391 Tolovana . 405 Minto . 425 Coldstream . 445 Ohio 461 Fairbanks.. .490 Getting eight hits in eight times at | bat, Napoleon Lajoie passed Ty Cobb on | Oct. 8 and won the automobile given as | a prize for the top score for batting in the American and National leagues for : 1910. _ | FOR SALE -Piece of boiler-plate steel 48x84 inches, 135 lbs. Pioneer office. A HOUSE OF WARMTH AND COMFORT Cleanliness Is Our Motto Warm Dog Houses Morgan & Hammer, Props. SPRINGS BATHS I The only hath house in Iditared using Crystal Spting water. SVSrs. C. J. Sellander, Willow Street j First-Class Accommodations - j Rates Reasonable < Next to Courthouse < ( Telephone 17 ( Holky & Sorvo, Adolphe Rlppa, < Props. Mgr. j ( FOR A QUIET SLEEP TRY Rooms by the Day, Week or Month 3rd and Willow St. PIONEER WARM Near Siippern’s Mill Steamboat Landing Special Rates for Large Quantities Smith & l¥3cS¥3asters, CARPENTERS, BUILDERS AND JOBBERS Shop—Richmond St., bet. 1st and 2d. The Sideboard Front St. J. R. Anderson, Prop. Idltarod DR. B. F. BROOKS, Physician and Surgeon Over Merchants Cafe, First Avenue Telephone 30 Dr. Heinricii Wortmann Physician and Surgeon Office at City l)iug Store,Tel. 3fi First Are., bet. Willow and Richmond DR. E. T. BRADBURY, Dentist Over Merchants Cafe, First Avenue Telephone 30-15 McGowan, Clark & Albrecht ATTORNEYS AT LAW Iditarod, Alaska Phone No. 7 The Pioneer Attorneys of This Camp ALFRED E. MALT BY, fU. S. Commissioner] Attorney at Law Notary Public Practice only iu District Court. IDiTAROD BIGHAM & BECKER, ATTORNEYS AT LAW OSice-Ansley Bldg., Richmond St. CHAS. E. TAYLOR, Attorney at Law, Notary Public, Conveyancing, Abstracts of Titles Iditarod City J. S. HARDING, Attorney at Law Room 1, Iditarod Hotel Iditarod, Alaska H. La France, ARCHITECT AND BUILDER Estimates Furnished BLUE PHINTINQ fdltarod ALL KINDS 0F_ MACHINE REPAIRING PUMPS A SPECIALTY VY Black Street, Near'Slippern’s Mill Wines, Liquors ami Cigars WILLOW STRF.KT. J. FI. Rogers, Prop. Fort Gibbon's Uo-to-Date House Golden North HOTEL Finest and Neatest Rooms Cntors Especially to Family Trade NO I»ar ED Y. LEE, PKOP. Corner First Ave. and Richmond St. CHAS. WORDEN. PROP.