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I Boys, What Do You
|Want for Christmas ?
and EVERYBODY ANSWERED:
Ijaffe’s Fur Coats
Now is the chance, Ladies; keep your husbands
warm. Everything that Men Wear
!
\N. N. Jaffa, Flat City
FOUNDER OF ACKLAN
DITCH IS INSANE
_
After a hearing before an insanity
commission of six men, during which
a number of witnesses were examined,
touching on some recent vagaries of
the mind and irrational conduct on his
part, J. A. Acklan, an old timer cf the
Aorth ana liie founder of the Acklan
Ditch of Dawson, afterwards sold to
Guggenheims, was pronounced insane
Tuesday afternoon, and is now held in
the Federal jail here, pending his de
parture for the detention hospital at
Fairbanks, or Mt. Tabor sanitarium in
Washington.
During the hearing Dr. Wortman,
Mrs. Sylvia Garken, W. S. Hunsacker,
H. C. Holbrook were examined on the
part of the government, and from their
testimony it was concluded that the
man had reached a point in his mental
disability where it was no longer safe
o leave him at large.
He has been obcessed with the idea
for some weeks that he was possessed
of a large amount of money when in
fact he is penniless. In addition he be
lieves himself a mighty hunter, and
tells with coaviction of shooting 340,
CHAS. D. CARTER,
Dentist
Offices, Pioneer Drug Stores,
Flat Creek
OTTER CITY
ROADHOUSE
MOUTH OF OTTER CREEK
Goad Meals. Warm Bunkiiouse
Stables and Dog Houses in
Connection.
MHS. G. C. CHITTICK, Prop.
UP TO DATE
MOUTH OF FLAT
CAFE and POOL BOOM
IN CONNECTION
N.6LANTZ & MRS. SWANSON, PROPS,
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SUMMIT :
ROADHOUSE
Furnished Rooms and Bunks
f Cafe in Connections,
Liquors and Cigats
Tel: “Summit Roadhouse.”
Stanley House
Mouth of Flat j
Clean Beds and
Good Ideals
AT ALL HOURS
Commodious Stables Just Completed.
McMAHON
For Outfits
FLAT CITY
000 worth of ptarmigan on a trip to
the Kuskokwim. At one place on the
trail, with 300 birds on his back, he
fell 1500 feet down hill and sustained
not a scratch.
In the upper country, Acklan was at
one time, one of the prominent citizens
and was worth considerable money. He
has no relatives in this part of the
country, and indeed, it is questionable
if there are any in the North.
THEY WOULD LIKE
SOMETHING TO REM
The winter joys of opening a new
camp may be all right if you see them
in a play, but when it gets down to the
real tiling, there are certain disal
lusionments, which are not all to the
liking, except to the seasoned old-timer
who has been up against it so long that
hs misses the discomforts.
Take for instance Georgetown. They
have a lively community over there,
but there are lots of things they are
missing sorely. They have no reading
matter, and in the absence of the
printed word they go out and run
around in circles or pitch horseshoes
in front of the village blacksmith shop,
—that is, providing they are not short
of horseshoes.
There are many other things they
are short besides magazines, and books,
articles that fill a great want in the
long winter nights. Of the articles in
the following list, it would seem that
mushers might profit by taking small
quantities a3 a side issue, providing
they can be secured here. Here is a
partial list of what they are needing
over there: Butter, lard, spices, mitts,
rubbers, tobaccos, moccasins, canned
meats, bacon, ham, brown beans, soap,
maple syrup, saw files, suspenders,
lamps and wicks, tacks, brooms, dried
fruits, candies, peanuts, chewing gum,
cheese cloth, linings, locks, hinges
screws, ax handies, lanterns, rolled
oats, rica, corn meal, reading matter
and may be playing cards.
FRANK WALLACE IS
SHOWING IMPROVEMENT
According to the latest reports re
ceived from Georgetown, Frank Wal
lace, who was mixed up in an acciden
tal killing on the North Fork of George
river some time ago, and who was sup
posed to be brooding over the accident
until it was feared he was losing his
mind, is now taking a new interest in
life and is rapidly on his way to re
covery.
It was reported here that Frank was
already admitted to be insane, but this
appears not to be the case, and his
friends are glad to report that all signs
of apathy are disappearing. He is
working there now, and is cheerfully
cognizant of all that is going on about
him, in great contrast to the depression
of a few weeks ago.
Karl Thiel, formerly the James K.
Hackett, of Fairbanks, where he played
the stellar role in many a serio-comic
tragedy, but now the genial proprietor
of Thiel’s pool room at Discovery, Ot
ter, was laid up about a week ago with
a severe attack of grip. He tackled
the open air too soonly during his first
convalescence and suffered a relapse
which set him back several days more.
Dr. Spaulding says he is O K just now.
Enlarged taodelci
BLACK’S
HOTEL
Fort Gibbon
Strictly First Class
THE
Snyder Hoyse
Finely Furnished Rooms and Baths
WARM DOQ KENNELS
Second Avenue, Flat City. Snyder & Smith, Props.
THEY HAD TURKEY,
BUT'TWAS BY PROXY
In a communication received from
Georgetown last week is given an in
teresting account of a Thanksgiving
dinner served at the Hotel Northern in
that city by Mrs, F. E. Woitke, where
the guests were allowed to tie into
roast pig and apple sauce, which is a
sublime diversion, according to Charles
Lamb.
Having announced her dinner, Mrs.
Woitke forestalled the questions of
anxious ones who were beginning to
get curious about the turkey. She
therefore drew, in a free hand, the
picture of a pig getting outside of (he
last turkey in Georgetown. The pig
having got the turkey, it became nec
essary to get the pig—hence the big
roast pig and the apple l,sass” on the
groaning board.
There were about 30 people gathered
about, and all were loud in their
praises of the hostess' ability in the
culinary department. Some of those
who took part in the dinner were as fol
lows:
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. St. George, J. G.
Brown, J. Campbell, O. Steiner, Ben
Haster, B. Middleton, L. Bendorlin, A.
Amodt, A. Johnson, H. Bader, Charles
Knutson, F. C. Finn, Geo. L. McLain,
Georgetown: J. C. Paulson, Edward
Henback, J. W. McLeich, Julian creek;
H. C. F. Hansen, W. J. McLean, Moose
creek; H. Hebeler, Iditarod; James
Darning, Sterling Dark, Flat creek.
THEY THIRSTOVITCH
FOB NEWS m S1CH
(Communicated from Otter)
The case of U. S. vs. Andrew Gulon
ovitch, called up for hearing last week,
not being able to get evidence, kindly
tell me in next issue what position
Gulonoviteh was standing when he
threatened Popyvitch and Perovitch.
The reason why: I met Schnickelvitch
who with Iseenitallivitch claims that
Gulonoviteh got a shell fast in his
breech. Being unable to shoot, he had
to switch, and now his conscience has
got a twitch, also the court is making
him itch, all of which we extend our
sympathy to Gulonoviteh—for refer
ence ask Charley Knellovitch, MoKar
dleviteh, Bairdovitch or Ramps Peter
ovitcli. With regards to youklevitch,
I remain your respect—
IKLEVITCH.
A FEW HAPPENINGS
AT GEORGETOWN
Carrying a large bundle of news un
der his arm, Prank Hall, formerly of
Fairbanks and Dome, arrived Tuesday
from Georgetown, where he has been
ruminating for some weeks, and where
they have now settled down for the
winter, to the peaceful perusal of joys
that are and are not.
Frank says there are about 75 people
in town now, as all the loose-footed
ones have scattered to the hills, and
the prospecting game is going on al
a merry rate. All up and down the
river they are punching holes in the
ground, and although nothing start
ling has developed they are finding en
couragement to keep them merrily at
it.
Cache creek is showing up fine pros
pects, Vender Pool on Dorothy has just
started a hole. The prospects on
Beaver are getting better all the time,
as are also those on Willow. Julian
looks more promising as the work pro
gresses.
He told about the improvement in the
condition of Frank Wallace, and re
ferred to the recent assault case be
tween two Slavonians tried before Com
missioner Heavey. It appears that one
accused the other of drawing a gun
over lot trouble, but on the trial this
was proven a mere figment of the im
agination'. Following the verdict of the
jury, Judge Heavey soaked the com
plaining witness for about $75 costs
because he had brought the charge out
of pure malice.
Miss Agnes Murray and the Nelson
brothers have opened up a fine, new
roadhouse. Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Woitke
are running the Northern hotel and
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wilkinson are running
the Pioneer.
There are numbers of travelers on
their way over, and roadhouses along
the line and in Georgetown will need
quantities of provisions to supply the
demand.
Fred Melius, who staked a sawmill
site for B. H. &-K. of this city, is work
ing for the Kuskokwim Commercial
Co. and is one of the busiest individuals
in town.
Georgetown offers no inducement for
employment or livelihood just now and
will not until the opening activities of
the spring.
Tony McDonald came in last week
from Nixon’s Fork, where he has been
puttijg in several months gouging
around in the gravel. He is rather
reticent on the finds there but says
they look good enough to cause him to
hike back immediately.
FOR THE ANSWER
The Bunkhouse Lyceum of Flat has
put the following proposition up to us
for answer as they were unable to de
cide the momentous question at their
last meeting. We find ourselves in al
most the same position that Solomon
is, therefore we turn it over to our
readers, who can taka a crack at it if
they want to. Answers may be for
warded to the Lyceum or to this paper,
and the one sending in the best solu
tion for Solomon's predicament will be
given a hand-painted picture of a Si
wash on a souvenir postal card. Here’s
the puzzle:
“Solomon, with his bride, is taking a
honeymoon trip in an automobile. As
they start down a steep hill the chain
snaps and the emergency brake will not
work. Solomon can steer the automo
bile, but can not stop it. Rounding a
sharp curve, where there is a wa'l on
one side and a precipice on the other,
he meets a two-horse carriage, in which
is an elderly couple. Between the car
riage and the wall, where he might
otherwise pass, is a nurse with a child
in a baby carriage. Solomon has ten
seconds in which to decide.
“What should Solomon do?’’
“I. Should he steer the antomobile
over the precipice, killing the bride he
promised to protect and nimself?
“2. Should he run down the nurse
and child?
“3. Should he dash into the carriage
in which are the elderly couple and
thus save his bride, himself, and the
nurse and child?
‘ What should Solomon do, and why?”
IF I SHOULD DIE TONIGHT
If I should die tonight,
And you should coma to me and kneel
Down by my bier to show the grief you
feel,
Clasping my lifeless form in deepest
woe,
And say, “Here's that ten dollars that
I owe” —
I might rise up in my white cravat
And say, “What’s that?”
If I should die tonight,
And cold and lifeless as I lay,
You should come weeping o’er my
form of clay—
If you should come to me and there
and then
Just even hint ’bout paying me that
ten —
I might tise up; but I’d drop dead again.
—Fen Thompson.
Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Thorns and Chas.
Carroll of Flat city came into town
last Monday to take a look at the site
of the new Singer building. Thorns
was seen taking a serious look at the
foundations, and it is rumored that he
intends putting up a skyscraper at Flat.
Before departing they partook deeply
of the social and business life of the
city.
GEORG ETOW N K US KO K WIM
JUST OPENED
Northern Hotel
ancl Restaurant
F. E. WOITKE, PROP.
TO JULIAN
STOP AT THU
NORTH STAR RESTAURANT-LODGING HOUSE
DISCOVERY OTTER
Fine Stables and Dog Kennels in connection. Dog Feed for Sale.
C. S. BERNHARDT. F. A. ROBERTSON. PROPS.
The Connolly
Quaker Maid Whiskey our Specialty
Rooms Spring Bunks
tVlouth of Flat Creek
A Place Where You Can Always Meet Year Mends
POOL AND_ B^LUARDJHALL.
Choicest Cigars. Tobaccos, Fruits, Candies, Nuts, Soft Drinks, Stationery, Etc,
M. R. HUSSEY FLAT CITY p. j. mannion
AITCHJSON & LAWRENCE,
Kaliag General Store
ROADHOUSE AND SALOON IN CONNECTION
Stables for Dop^Lots of Salmon
The only Government Trail to Iditarod aud Innoko, and Short
est Starts from “Kaltag.”
According to the reports from the
Tokotna, Harry Jones, formerly bar
tender for Bill McPhee in Fairbanks
has left the N. C. Co. post over there
I for another sojourn in Herr Van
1 Frank’s country, somewhere far up
near the head of the Kuskokwim.
Jones spent last winter in that section
and evidently likes the looks of things.
When you are in doubt, ask for a La
Verdad cigar at Johnstone’s.
CASE rs
PLACE
SSS FLAT CITY

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