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Here Shall the Press, the People’s Rights Maintain, Unawed by Influence and Unbribed by Gain
„h.r,‘is,,.,.I THE ALASKA CITIZEN j™|gg
Volume I FAIRBANKS, ALASKA. MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1910 Number 34
ALASKA DAY BALL
PIONEERS OF ALASKA WILL FIT
TINGLY CELEBRATE THE
OCCASION.
TO IE HE1D AT AUDITORIUM
Ball Will Be One Long to Be Re
membered for the Arrangements
Being Made Assure of Its Being
One Grand Success.
Although the Chena mill will not
be ready for opening there "ill he
no danger of Alaska Day not heing
properly celebrated. The Pioneers
of Alaska will, on the evening of
that day. hold another celebration
that day. hold another oldtime Sour
dough ball, and it is promised that
it will equal if not surpass the one
given in February. It has been de
cided to hold the ball in the Audi
torium and the new floor that has
Just been laid there will be in splen
did condition.
The supper will be one of the fea
tures of the occasion. A sourdough
stew will be the piece tie resistance,
and it will be flanked by dozens of
fried grouse and other delicacies
The mus'c will be supplied bv Car
penter's orchestra.
The following are the committee
which have charge of the arrange
ments:
executive J. it Mathews, Jack
Lindsay. K M Brown. J. A. Jack
son. George Markus.
Refreshments H. T Bentley. Be
ter Buchholz. John Lindsay. Peter 1
Lorentzen. A. J. Running. S. S,
Stowe.
Reception it. \\ Attwood. Robert
Bloom. E. H Boyer, R. M. Brown,
Harry Cribb, H A Day. J. E. Doher
ty. E. T. Erwin. J. R. Fowle. H, E.
Gardner, Dr. M. F, Hall. E C Hea
< ock, Dan Jones, John H. Kelly, H
Claude Kelly, Thomas l.loyd. W H
Mendham, Dr. H. J. McCallum, W.
H McPhee. A. J. Nordale. R. J
Patterson, David Petree. Louis K
Pratt, L. F. Protzman. Henry Riley.
Henry Roden. Ben Simson, C. J
Stewart, Gus A. Vedln, Sam R. Weiss.
R. C Wood.
Floor Committee —Billy Clark. Aug
W. Conradt, R. M. Courtnay, E. E.
Pilley, Ben Estby, J H Groves. W
C. Harp, Julius Hoffman. James J.
Lushbaugh, Dr. J. A. Sutherland. J
O. Wahlgren. I^eo Wile.
Floor Manager—John Connors.
Cashier—F. W. Hawkins.
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Swan Swanson, of Goldstreain is
at the Nordale.
E. A DeRuchia, of Fox. was in
town on Monday.
Fred Allison, of Ester, was at
the Nordale on Tuesday.
J. A. Cameron, of Chatanika, was
in town during the week.
Fred Crew, Sr., of Cleary, has been
in the city for a few days.
Dr. Sutherland was a visitjr to
the creeks the past week.
C. Knutson, of Chatanika. was
at the Shaw house last week.
Andy Palmgren, of Goldstreain,
was in the city on Wednesday.
R. G. Donaldson, of Pedro, was in
town the early part of the week.
Fred Pauli entertained a number
of his young friends on Friday night.
Mrs. Condit entertained the teach
ers of the public school on Thurs
day.
Mrs. William Gorbracht, of Fair
banks creek was in town on Mon
day.
William Hegland and Alfred Elland,
of Cleary, were in town the past
week.
Henry Baatz, of the Loop road
house was in town on business on
Monday.
Mrs. E. R. Peoples entertained the
Friday Bridge club at her residence
last week.
J. Plum, the local barber, returned
from a hunting trip with about three
dozen grouse.
Charley McDermott, Chena’s chief
of police, was in town in attendance
on the grund jury the past week.
U. Lennon, foreman of the Tolo
\ana quartz property, has been in
town sick during the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Collins, of
Coldstream, with their daughter,
were visiting in town on Wednesday
and Thursday.
Louis Friedrichs. the Ridgetop
quartz magnate, was in town for a
couple of days last week attending
to some business.
Ceorge Baird is leaving over the
winter trail this morning for Wel
lington, New Zealand. He plans to
be gone for about six months.
Herman Price, of Coldstream, will
work a lay on the new Coldstream
;iaysireak this winter He tlgures
!iis ground is likely to go about
M to the foot.
Ja<k l.indsay lias taken over the
ro ins over the Senate and is now
■onductlrig a hotel in connection with
the- saloon, t'nder Jack’s capable
management i’ is probable that tlie
i ularged Senate is in line for its
full share of popularity.
Leroy Tozier is having a pretty
tough time with rheumatism just
now He desc ribes it as the "shift
ing" kind. When he gets it cured in
his shoulder it works around to the
bat k of liis neck, and front there
strikes oft into his feet
(ins Khrling. the lug fellow who
made such a sensation at the Fourth
of July drilling contest, was on the
point of leaving for the outside and
had his ticket bought when be was
hired by Ernest Peterson, who has
just taken a lease oil the Friedrichs
property
l.incoin Hath, who lias been en
gaged at the Webster workings on
Chatanika all summer, plans to start
for tlie Outside tomorrow over the
Valdez trail Mr Hath expects to be
back here in the spring. While on the
Outside In- will visit friends in Wash
ington and California.
Tom Hand, mine host of the road
house at l! above Fairbanks creek,
was in town on Friday attending to
business. Tom is figuring on mak
ing a trip in the near future to his
olti home in Kent, which he has not
seen for II years. Of that time he
has been in the North eleven years,
and has spent six years on Fairbanks
creek He will return in the spring.
Alex Capewell. with John Albright
and .1 Giinim started yesterday for
the Outside, walking over the Val
dez trail. Alex, who recently sold
out his restaurant business to his
partner. Axel l.indstrom. intends to
visit his old home in England. He
has not seen his mother in 21 years,
so he feels that he owes her a call.
He will go first to Gee. 111 . where
■Mrs. Capewell is now with the chil
dren. Mrs. Capewell will not make
tiie trip to England, but Alex will
take the eldest girl. After his visit
to the old country Alex will return
to the states and may come North
again.
CAMPAIGN BOOK
FOR IOIO
BEST HANDBOOK ON THE TAR
IFF THAT HAS EVER BEEN
PRINTED.
USES REPUBLICAN THUNDER
Thirty-Six Pages of the Book Are
Made Up of Speeches by Repub
licans Who Take Practically the
Same Stand as Democrats.
(Special Correspondence.)
WASHING I ON. Sep’ lb.—Every
Democrat in the country should have
a copy of the 1910 Democratic cam
paign book, which is without doubt
the best handbook on the tariff now
in print. One of the unusual fea
tures of the book, as contrasted with
past campaign books, is its utilization
of Republican utterances to sustain
Democratic arguments. Thirty-six of
the alt! pages of the book are made
up exclusively of speeches by Re
publicans, who take practically the
same position on many of the big
issues as the Democratic leaders. The
Committee is asking -$1 for the book,
which goes toward defraying ex
penses of the Democratic Congress
ional committee. Not having been
favored with contributions by the
great industrial concerns of the coun
try, the Democratic committee must
rely largely upon contributions from
the people. Those who are really
unable to contribute the dollar to
the campaign fund, however, may
secure a copy of the campaign book
free. Contributions and requests for
the book should be addressed to the
Hon. F. F. Garrett, treasurer of the
National Democratic Congressional
committee, Washington, D. C.
CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
PRINTERS BUCKING THE ICE
Setting out with the slough run
ning full of ice on Friday afternoon
George L. Wilson, the old sourdough
printer and prospector, left in a
small boat with A. M. Elliott, the
little English printer, for 'Fort Gib
bon. Wilson was asked to report
on the Yukon Valley News, just
started by A. G. Stamm, at Tanana
md h lost no time in getting undet
vay. Within an hour or so of receiv
ing the wire George had sold hit
•abin and other belongings he hat
ao use for at this time and hat
tight a boat and outfit for the trip
He carefully sized up the run of ic<
n the river and then decided he wai
.tilling to take a chance.
HOSPITAL BILL IS
DEFECTIVE
MAY BE SOME DELAY IN THE
BUILDING OF DETENTION
HOSPITAL.
NO APPROPRIATION FOR SITE
Unless Site is Donated It Will Be
Necessary to Wait Until Congress
Passes Another Bill Appropriating
Necessary Money.
Crowded as he has been during
the past week with the grand jury
matters and the trial of many civil
casts Judge Overfield found time
to look into tlie matter of the de
tention hospital for the insane, and
forwarded a wire to Governor Clark
asking if he should not at once call
for bids and have the work proceeded
with. An answer was received from
Governor Clark to the effect that
the bill as passed is defective to the
extent that no appropriation has been
made for a site, the $12..Ion being ap
propriated for the erection and equip
ment of the building.
fudge Overfield states it has been
consistently held that in such cases
no part of the money appropriated
can be used for tne purchase of a
site, and. unless a site is donated,
it will be necessary to wait until
Congress passes another bill setting
aside sufficient money to purchase
the land. If. however, the necessari
land is donated it would tie within
the province of himself and the mar
shal of the division to at once call
for bids and have the work done as
soon as Governor Clark bad approved
the plans.
On being informed by Judge Over
field of the reply received from the
governor the Citizen man called on
Mayor N'ordale and laid the matter
before him. The mayor stated that
he would at once see the other mem
bers of the council and consider with
them what was best to be done.
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
ihe regular monthly communica
tion of Fairbanks Roval Arch Chap
iter Xo. 1. will be held tonight. Aside
from the regular business the Mark
i Master degree will tie conferred on
j one candidate. All members and
I visitors are requested to be pres
[ ent. The hour for opening is S
o'clock.
MASTER RUSSELL ARRIVES
On Friday afternoon an infant son
was born to Mr. and Mrs. James
Russell. Dr. Sutherland reiKirts moth
er and son doing nicely. The boy,
the third of his sex in the family,
is the fifth child horn to Mr. and
Mrs. Russell in Fairbanks. Seven of
the eleven children in the family
were born in Alaska, while one. a
boy. died.
Jim was very proud of himself
jon Saturday and was accepting con
gratulations on all sides. Asked over
over the phone how much the latest
arrival weighed he said he didn't
know for sure, but he was a “terri
ble big fellow."
CHARLIE RENE IS BACK HOME
Charlie Payne, of Kster creek, who
went Outside a couple months ago,
returned last evening on the Koytt
kuk. Charlie says that things have
grown considerable in the states since
j he lived there, and from what he
’ saw while out he did not think he
would be satisfied to live there again.
He says he left Seattle four weeks
ago today on the return trip, and
that it was a very tiresome one He
| will make a trip up the creeks as
! soon as he gets his land legs.
FRANK MANLEY RETURNS
Frank Manley returned on the
I Koyukuk yesterday from the Idit
j arod. having left Dikeman on the
Delta. He believes that the out
put for the new camp will be be
tween $900,000 and $1,000,000 this
year and that next year it will run
between four and six millions. From
his claim on Flat creek Frank ex
pects the output this year to reach
$130,000. At the time he left it had
already turned out $103,000 and an
other cleanup was to be made that
day.
Mr. Manley says that all he car
see at this time in the Iditarod as
likely producers are Flat and Otter
! ilthough it is possible other creeks
! may be brought in with further pros
pecting. He intends to return tc
he camp in the spring. Very few
1 m- n left the camp for the Outside
i he says, probably not more than 75
! He believes the grub shortage tha
' hreattned has been averted by th<
II supplies recently taken into th<
camp.
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* WIRES DO* N.
v The Citizen's Seattle corres* v
♦> j». nt a a a instru .■ •! Sat •*.
urdaj t< > file his ■telegraphic v
matter through Ash^oft, as the v
•!* cable was down Prom the fact •!*
that none was received yester- v
la) i> is e\id< nt that t!.•• < Jan
v adian system was also out of
•> » .mnussion. ^
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HOT SPRINGS ECHOES
HUT SPRINGS. On. 3 From Mr.
McCormick we learn lhat the amouni
of gold ilia! Iia.s gone through the
bank.-, from this district is $370,000.
Of this amount, the First National
of Fairbanks lias handled over so
per lent. Besides this Mr. McCor
j inick estimates that about $f>(),oou
lias gone Outside (hat never went
(through the banks, making a total
of $42d,000, for the distrii t. This is
a very conservative estimate.
During the past week a moose was
shot at the mouth .it th< plough.
rite Indians are coup ncing to
I bring in meat
Billy Corning cut his foot badly
at Kish latke while cutting nigger
gerheads on ttie mail Ira He was
brought into Sullivan, wh- re Dr. Con
ley lixed him up. Billy’s horse, no
j doubt out of sympathy f >r his mas
! ter also cut his foot on a tin can.
Billy Haines, the Sullivan kitchen
! autocrat is shedding the light of his
countenance with us for a few days.
Jerry Ford was in to an after a
trip to Sullivan where he disposed of
some town property. a
We iiii<li-i~ I ;iuil that l.avin
will again iced the weary travelers
jat the Duggan creek roadhouse this
winter. We have eaten .\ rs. I.avin's
| cookery and consider t ha* the weary
j t raveler is in luck.
We are very glad to hear that Geo.
I Trout has good prospects on Dower
Sullivan.
Gil Edgar was in town today. On
j nis way in. he stopped to get some
ptarmigan. When he went to mount
his horse he received a nasty kick
on his knee.
i'll<• ladies of the tow-jJ^have been
fixing up the Hot Springs cemetery.
A, b:s elect officers
On Tuesday night the election of
officers lor the ensuing six months
was held by the local camp of the
Arctic lirothc rhood, and the meet
ing was as enthusiastic as could
have been wished by the most ar
dent brother in the camp. It was
reported that the camp was in ex
tol lent condition and that the large
membership promised a lively sea
son this winter. The finances of
the Gamp are also in a most satis
factory condition.
The officers elected on Tuesday
were the following:
Arctic Chief George W. Pen
nington.
Vice Arctic Chief - Joseph It.
Mathews.
Chaplain—Max Smith.
Recorder—Henry T. Kay.
Keeper of Nuggets A. F. Her
pick.
Trustees H. if. Parkin. C. E.
Beraud, P. G. Charles. Theo. Ket
tleson and II. H. Scales.
Tomorrow evening the officers will
be formally installed and after this
ceremony is completed there will
be a rousing smoker held. All mem
bers of the lodge are urged to be
present and cautioned that if they
do not attend they will miss the
time of their lives.
GARDEN ISLAND HELPS
Councilman G. S. Gordon, who has
been interviewing the residents of
Garden Island and ihose merchants
who have their stocks stored over
there in regard to contributions to
ward the maintenance of the city
tire department, reports that he has
been promised about $600 so far and
that he still has several of the mer
chants to see.
Those who have so far contributed
are Brumbaugh, Hamilton & Kellogg,
the Tanana Valley Railroad company,
The Alaska Citizen, the Miners' Home
: Saloon, B. S. Kennedy, L. M. Drury,
the Tanana Warehouse Company, the
Miners’ Restaurant and H. C Davis.
ROLLER RINK IS OPEN
Roller skating is now in full swing
at the rink and every Sunday and
Wednesday nights an eight piece or
1 chestra is on hand to make' music
5 : for the merry crowd of skaters. The
■ 1 floor is in splendid condition and
’ he spur! has been well patronized of
; ale. Popular prices are prevailing.
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TIN SHOP IS MOVED.
The quaiters on the city dock re
. | ; curly occupied by Handley & Moore
t have been deseried and the firm has
» ! moved over lo the building on Turn
i er street recently occupied by William
Gilcher.
KOYUKUK GOT IN
YESTERDAY
AFTER A VERY HARD TRIP N.
N. BOAT REACHED CHENA
YESTERDAY
SOME OLD TIMERS BACK
From the Iditarod Came Frank and
Mrs. Manley, and Gus Peterson
and From the Outside Dr. Pohl and
J. J. Crossley Returned.
After encountt ring innumerable
troubles in the way of bucking ice,
low water, wind and sand bars, the
Koyukuk seoceeded in landing her
passengers, taken from the Schwatka
and the Delta at about 4 o'clock
yesterday afternoon.
Among the passengers there were
a number of oldtinters, including the
following:
From Dawson Mrs. K. Summer
field. Mrs. F. (’. Jones. F. C. Jones.
J. J. Crossley. Mrs. J J. Crosley.
Rev Winecroft, Mrs. and Miss Wine
on ft. J. L. Long. Dr. I’ohl. 1). II.
Hartwig, M. J. Carter. K. C Dyne
It Hailey. Mrs. Acklen. M. .1 Henifee.
H. Vachon. F. A. Hist. Miss Sine, I,
M. Huckley.
From Fagle F. Pratt, Mrs. Mad
docks. Paul. Jim. Kenneth, Alex.
From Heaver John Zug. .1. C. Ma
honey.
From Rampart--!!. Dalston. A
Oxx. C. Swanson.
From Tanana -C. W Cassaday, Joe
Wargo.
Those taken from the Delta, which
came from Dikeman, were O. Ger
ouanl. Marshal H. K. I.ove. Gus Pe
terson and Frank Manley
It is expected that the Delta will
make Chena about Tuesday, the Koy
tikuk in the meantime making an
other trip to the Schwatka to get
more of her freight.
The Koyttkuk brought up a con
siderable amount of mail, some ex
press and a part of the Sehwatka's
freight.
A COMMENDABLE STUNT.
Late as it was when the mail was
received a" the postoffice last night
the po.:toffice stalT under Postmaster
'lover got busy at once and stayed
at work until all of the first class
mail hail been sorted and distributed
It was after 10 o'clock
DISTRICT ATTORNEY IS HOME
Looking in the best of health, in
spite of the sickness he was afflict
ed with on ins trip in. Distr'ct Attor
ney J. .T. Crossley and Mrs. Crossley
arrived yesterday afternoon on the
steamer Koyttkuk. Their trip from
Seattle had lasted exactly 30 days.
Mr. Crossley remained in Seattle
to meet the attorni y-general He says
the latter was most enthusiastic in
speaking of the reception accorded
to him in Fairbanks. "I had the fin
est reception 1 ever received any
place in tny lito were the words
of Mr. Wickersham.
One of the recommendations that
the attorney-general will make to
congress, through the President, Mr.
Crossley thinks, will be that Alas
kan commissioners be put on a sal
ary basis, or at least are guaranteed
a minimum salary.
During the greater part of his
vacation Mr. Crossley was at his old
home in Des Moines. He and Mrs.
Crossley plan to go to housekeeping
here as soon as they can get settled
down in a suitable residence.
LITTLE MISS MILLER.
On Friday morning at 9 o’clock
a baby girl was born to Mr. and
Mrs. Martin Miller, of Engineer
creek. Dr. Sutherland was in attend
ance at St. Joseph's hospital.
MILL READY ABOUT NOV. I
Although the work has been rush
ed on the Chena mill and nearly
everything is in place it will not be
possible to have the formal opening
| on October 18. said Martin Har
rais last evening, It is possible that
the actual date of the commencement
of operations will be about November
1. The assaying plant is on one
of the barges down the river and this
may not be procurable for a week or
more.
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Beyond passing on the bills rend
ered for the past month there was lit
tle business for the council meeting
to transact on Friday night. Coun
cilman Sabin, for the street commit
tee, reported that some new crossings
had been installed at First and Duu
kle, and Second and Dunkle, and
Councilman Gordon, for the ways
and means committee, reported the
progress he had made in the matter
of collecting from the citizens of
Garden Island their share in the
'■nst of the city’s lire protection. A
reoort was received from Director VV
II Adams, of the school board, which
set fortli that the expenses of con
ducting the school for the ensuing
month were estimated at $1,500, and
the bond of .1 Albert Jackson, as city
treasurer, was accepted. On this i
bond, which Is in the sum of $50,
ooo. the names of E. T. Barnette i
and K. W. Griffin appear as sureties
Sam Weiss Closed Down.
Sam Weiss has closed down his I
operations on 15 below Cleary for the
w inter.
TIMMINS IS AFTER A JOB
Word was brought in yesterday by
passengers returning from the Out j
side that John I. Timmins is iti Jtt
neau with a number of lines out af
ter the marshal's office in the First
division. The office is at present be
ing filled by Faulkner, under a re
cess appointment, the Senate refus
ing to confirm him in the office at the
time District Attorney Rustgard’s ap
pointment was confirmed
LECTURE BY DR. HALL
At -i meeting of Die IT.-a Maior
society at the school house on Fri
day Dr. Hall made a most interest
ing talk to tiie members on the
suhjt ct of bacteriology. The address
was illustrated with microscopic
slides showing specimens of the three
larger divisions of bacteria and was
much enjoyed by the society, and
members of the seventh and eigth
grades who had been Invited.
SOCIETY ELECTS OFFICERS
At the last election of the North
ern Lights society at tiie school- I
house Miss Alma Porter was elect
ed president. Frank Kellogg, vice- j
president. Miss Faith Condit. secre
tary. Howard Logan treasurer, and
Arnold Nordale critic. Meetings are
held every Friday afternoon at
which regular programs are rendered.
SHIP SUBSIDY IS
BDBBING UP
iF THE REPUBLICANS WIN NEXT
HOUSE THE BILL WILL BE
PASSED.
TAFT SFRVES ULTIMATUM
Was Only Sidetracked At the Last
Session Because An Unsavory
Scandal Was Unearthed by a Con
gressional Probe.
(Special Correspondence.)
WASHINGTON. Sept. 15. — In bis
letter to the Republican Congression
al comntiuee President Taft serves
notice on the country that if the
next House is Republican the ship
subsidy bill will be passed.
The Republicans had intended put
ting th • $50,000,000 ship subsidy
grab through at the last session, but
were sidetracked by a scandal which
brought about a Congressional probe
ol the business methods of the Mer
chant Marine League of Cleveland,
()., which concern bad been attack
ing and intimidating members of
Congrts. opposed to the subsidy
grab. It developed at the hearing
that the attacks on the opponents of
shipping subsidies had been carried
mi with the money subscribed by
subsidiary concerns of the steel trust,
and other individuals and companies
which would profit by the passage
of legislation appropriating money
from tlie treasury to private ship
owners. CLYDE H. TAVENNER.
GOES $30 DOLLARS TO TON
The one ton of ore sent in to the
local test mill by Billy McDonough,
from his ledge located at the head
of Little if.uorado creek, gave a
value of $30 to the ton. The clean
up was made on Tuesday night. There
were also a considerable amount of
concentrates, which have not yet
been assayed.
McDonough, with his partners Bush
and Graham are driving a tunnel in
to the hill, and have now got in a
distance of 100 feet. They hope to
tap the ledge, W'hich has been fol
lowed in a shaft for a distance of
3K feet, when they have driven their
tunnel another 30 feet. The ore
milled was taken from the shaft.
DR. POHL RACKHOME AGAIN
Among the arrivals on the Koyu
kuk was Dr. l’ohl. who left for the
Outside on July 26. on a business trip
to Portland. The doctor will at once
resume his practice in his old office.
MARSHAL LOVE IS
BACK HOME
WAS ONE OF THE PASSENGERS
RETURNING ON THE
KOYUKUK.
HAO LONG AND WEARV TRIP
Left Here Early In August and Did
Not Get Away From St. Michael
Until September 11 and Then Had
Long Trip to Kuskokwim.
Looking considerably weather worn
bin in the beat of health, Marshal
II K. Love arrived on the Koyukuk
yesterday afternoon. He had trans
ferred front the Delta, on which boat
he had come from Dikeman. The
marshal left here early in August
for St Michael and since that time
has made the round trip by way of
the Kuskokwiin.
Having to .wait for the schooner
Anvil, to take him to the mouth of
the Kuskokwiin. Mr. Love was com
pelled to spend three years at St.
Michael, from August 21 to Septem
ber II A more noticeable grayness
about the temples gives evidence of
the strain under which he labored at
that time. After finally breaking away
from St Mikes the Anvil made the
trip to the Kuskokwiin in It days,
instead of the usual five. Fogs, wind
and sandbars encountered at the
mouth contributed to the delay. Fur
• lie- pas.-age up the Kuskokwiin was
ta.ien on the Lavelle Young and the
Quickstep, owned by the Kuskokwim
Trading Company.
The St. (ieorges and others went
on the Lavelle Young as far as Ta
eotna, but things there did not
look good to them and with others
they chartered the Hattie B, a small
boat used for shoving barges around
on the river, and they went back to
Georgetown, where they will prob
ably spend the winter This was a
small trading post, but the rush to
George creek has stimulated the Ideas
of the real estate men and two
townsites have already been platted.
It is probable, by this time. Mar
shal Love thinks. that puite a number
of prospectors have decided to locate
there for the winter.
Dr Green lias located liis commis
sioner’s shop at The Post, as ho
saw little chance of eking out an ex
istence tit Georgetown, although Dep
uty Marshal II. It. Seebe has pitched
his tent at the latter place. The
Post is not far from Ophir creek in
tlie old Innoko diggings.
Marshal Dove estimates that there
are about ."inn men over on the Kus
kokwim side of the divide, most of
them busy prospecting. He believes
that the country is due to get a
thorough prospect'ng and says that
most of the men are hopeful in the
extreme. In the Iditarod he was
able to remain for only three days.
He says that at that time there was
bitter complaint of the prices being
charged for grub, and that there was
an apparent shortage of provisions.
The town of Iditarod City, he says,
is a wonderful tribute to the enter
prise of the citizens and is wonder
fully built. The stampedes to the
Kuskok vim have, in his opinion,
lu lped out wonderfully, as otherwise
there would have been a great many
men there with nothing to do.
The day the marshal left Stewart
and McDowell, the trading site own
ers. were bound over to the grand
jury by Commissioner Maltby. on a
charge of malicious destruction of
property. This charge arose out of
tiie moving of the Dandahl building,
which was subsequently put back
in place by the citizens gathered in
miners’ meeting.
FINDS TWO RIBS BROKEN
A. J. Brown, the prospector, who
recently returned to the city after
fifteen months spent in the Big Del
ta country, is at present laid up with
two broken ribs. The break was
occasioned *on his trip down to Fair
banks, but Brown did not know that
he was seriously hurt until he start
ed to work out on Fairbanks creek.
The pain occasioned by the strain
drove him into town and Dr. Suth
erland diagnosed his case as two
fractured ribs in the left side.
GUS PETERSON HOME AGAIN
Gus Peterson returned from the
Iditarod yesterday afternoon on the
Koyukuk and plans in a short time
to go Outside for a visit. Of the new
camp lie has little to say, believing
that it is yet too early to make any
safe prediction. It may turn out that
the camp is destined to be a good
one, and it may be that there is
nothing there but Flat and a por
tion of Otter.
V demurrer interposed on Saturday
in the case of R. R. Myers et al. vs.
Tom Idoyd et al., was overruled.

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