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Hot Springs post. (Hot Springs, Alaska) 1908-1909, May 15, 1909, Image 1

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One Dollar Per Month.
Two Bits a Throw
Sullivan Clean-ups Improving
Baker, Winde <fe Co., on the Dakota associa
tion, Sullivan creek, made another clean-up Tues
day evening last which amounted to 181 ounces.
Not any more dirt went through the sluice-boxes
for this (the second) clean-up than there was for
the first, which went 154£ ounces, and the condi
tion of the water service was less satisfactory to
the laymen, and the actual sluicing time was also
considerably less. Nearly all the disappointment
felt by many at the result of their first clean-up
has been dispelled by the showing made at the
second, and the opinion is freely expressed among
miners that the dump will go better than $45,000
—some believing it will go higher than $50,000.
Kemper & McVicker, who have just com
pleted a 10x10 working shaft on Discovery, found
pay at the bottom.
Geisecker, Fernell & Co. clean-up every even
ing, and they average about 50 ounces. They
complain of a scarcity of water. On Sunday last
they laid off their crew, and are washing the
dump themselves.
Lev'elle <fc Lane, on the Dakota association
last Wednesday evening had a clean-up of 118
ounces, and considering the scarcity of water, are
very w7ell satisfied with the showing made thus
far in their dump.
Hastings, Wolfe Williamson, at the head
of Tofty gulch, are sluicing to great disadvantage
owing to scarcity of wa,er.
Pearson & Sutherland, on the bench of Tofty
gulch, had a clean-up on Tuesday last, and rumor
says they got 200 ounces, which, if true, would
hardly be up to expectations of many people.
Dick Richards, who has large holdings oil
Cache creek, has this spring been doing much
preparatory work for summer operations. On
about a thousand feet of bedrock he early this
week cleaned over $1200. Mr. Richards has a
50-horsepower fog-maker and 600 cords of wood
on hand, and is now in splendid shape for work
ing all summer.
Barney Haggerty, who, it is claimed, has the
best pay thus far found on Cache, creek, is lo
cated at the mouth of Harter creek, where he is
working with a small boiler. He has run a tun
nel 40 feet in one direction, 60 feet in another,
and has good pay in both.
On Thursday evening Baker, Winde & Co.
made their third clean-up, after running two days
with short water, and washed out 220 ounces.
Fairbanks, May 14.—News regarding Frank
G. Manley and his various Hot Springs properties
has attracted much attention during the past
week in this city. Information reached here early
this week that Manley had come out of hiding
and had started for San Angelo, Tex., to face the
charge against him for the murder of a Mexican
in that state about 15 years ago. He is due to
appear in San Angelo on Monday next.
It is now generally understood that Clarence
H. Hamshaw, who recently arrived here from the
outside to represent Manley’s interests, has leased
all the Manley property in and about Hot Springs
to Thomas Aitken, of; Cleary creek, for a long
term of years. The lessee has already assumed
control of the mines, and the farm, hotel, and
other valuable property will also shortly pass to
iiis management.
On Tuesday an announcement was made that
R. G. Wood had bought the controling interest
in Manley’s First National bank stock, and that
* he would be installed as cashier of that institu
tion, and may, eventually, replace William Brelle,
| (Manley’s confidential representative), on the
I board of directors. Wood, who has been conduct
| ing a brokerage office in this city for the past year,
j was form rely cashier for the Barnette bank.
Fairbanks, May 14.—Fairbanks is in the
throes of another Marathon epidemic. The big
race scheduled for tomorrow night is attracting
much attention, and is being discussed by nearly
everybody. Nearly a thousand tickets had been
sold up to last night. Wada the Jap has been
picked as the best entry in the race, with Sulli
van, the Nome racer, and the Greek about even
fo*r second place. Wada and the Greek engaged
in a fisticuff last Sunday while at practice, The
Greek has been displaying a strong dislike for
the little brown man, and makes a practice of
running against the Jap while on the path. His
foul tactics has caused him to become very unpop
ular with sport lovers.
Fairbanks, May 14.—The steamer Tanana
■will leave here Sunday on a “try-out” trip to Hot
Springe, and will carry a large excursion crowd,
including many men prominent in business and
professional circles in this city. Volney Rich
mond, general manager of the N. C. Co. in this
part of Alaska, will be aboard with a party of
friends. While in the Springs Ge‘n. Richmond
will inspect the company’s trading post at that
place. Clarence H. Hamshaw, representative of
Frank G. Manley, will also make the trip. The
steamer will carry the accumulated outside mail
for down-river points, including the consignment
arriving late last evening over the Valdez trail
by pack train.
Fairbanks, May 14.—Jack Healy^ for the past
four years manager of the N. C. Co.’s grocery de
partment in this city, and one of that concern’s
oldest employes here, has resigned his position,
and in partnership v/ith T. E. Parsons, late of the
Parsons Mercantile Co. on Cleary and Dome
creeks, will establish and conduct a large outfit
ting store. Mr. Healy is now supervising the
erection of a warehouse on the waterfront in the
lower end of Chena, having capacity for a thou
sand tons of merchandise. Both Healy and Par
sons are popular with the people of the Tanana.
Minto, May 14.—The steamer Nunivak, a
tx>at that was brought to the Yukon last summer
from the Kuskokwim river to operate in connec
tion with the Schubach & Hamilton fleet, which
has been laid up just above this place during the
winter, was sunk at her moorings by floating ice
during the early part of the week, and is almost
a total wreck. The Nunivak was valued at $35,
Fairbanks, May 14.—The steamer Minneap
olis, which has been tied to the slough bank here
for the past four years, is to be refitted with new
boilers and engines and everything necessary to
put her in good ship shape, and then put on the
St. Micheal run during the summer. The boat
will be operated by Frank Bishoprick and associ
ates, all of whom are said to be experiened ship
ping men. Bishoprick was for several years a
leading member of the Tanana Trading Company
- -a concern which closed out its business at the
beginning of the present year.
The drove of horses and mules
rambling at will in this vicinity
has given “Dad” Karshner such
» run for his cultivated fields
that he is making efforts to erect
burners*against the depredations
of the herd. On the north end of
the slough bridge he has built a
wire-mounted gate, easily opened
for the passage of wagons and
stock, and on one side is a board
walk extension has been erected
provided with a turnstile.
Traeger has just opened a big stock
of shoes for men, women and children.
The Hot Springs slough on
Tuesday morning at about 2
o’clock reached its highest stage
for the break-up season, when it
came within a foot of the bridge
top. By 6 o’clock it had receded
about three feet, remained almost
stationary for about 36 hours,
and then it gradually lowered.
Mr. and Mrs. Gill Edgar spent a few
hours in town last Thursday while on
their way to Glen gulch, where Mr.
Edgar will engage in mining this sea
son. ________________
Statements neatly printed—The Post
“Dad” Davidson made a trip on
horseback to Kemperville, Olsonopolis
and all way points last Saturday, and
returned home on Sunday evening.
Workingmen! At Carter’s store on
Sullivan creek you’ll find the kind of
shirts that’ll suit you. Good values at
reasonable prices.
See us for Cloth Posters.

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