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THE ESKIMO BULLETIN.
THE ONLY YEARLY IN THE WORLD. VOL. IV7 ~CAPE~ PRINCE OF WALES, ALASKA. JULY, liSii.S. MURDERED BY AN ESKIMO. FRANK BOYD, A MINER ON KOTZEBUE SD., SHOT BY OAPE P. OF W. ESKIMO. TIIE MURDERER STILL UNPUNISHED. Last Summer, Frank Boyd engaged three or four natives from the Kotze bue Sd. and Cape P. of Wales tribes to help tow his mining outfit and supplies tip the Noon-a-tok river. After a few days absence, As-ser-uk the C. P. of Wales native, assisted by one or two Sd. natives, returned the boat and supplies to Mr. Samms, the missionary a£ CApe Blossom, reporting that Boyd had accidently shot himse f. By threatening the natives with him, he forced them to substantiate his story. But it soon became known that As-ser-uk had murdered him. Borrowing Boyd's rifle under pretense of shooting a spotted seal, he deliberately shot him. As-ser-uk now cl; ims that the miner had threatened to kill him on the day previ ous and that be 6hot him In “self de fense”. But this flimsy excuse is not believed even by his own people, among whom he has always been known as a “born” liar and thief. They attribute his crime to Lis inborn depravity, while the !-d. natives think he wished to avenge the death cf his father, who was among the thirteen killed by a whaler In 1877, It was a great surprise to the natives l.eie (lid at other settlements along the coast, that the U. S. Cutter, evident ly considering it out of its line of duty. \ made no effort to investigate this mur der or arrest the murderer, when anchor ed here in Sept, and June. NEAKLUK RIVER GOLD FIND. ONE DOLLAR TO THE PAN. GOLOVIN BAY, ALASKA, May, 10. Pay dirt, yielding one dollar to the pan on the surface, has been discovered along the Ne-ak-luk River. 1116 few whites within fifty miles of this river have already staked claims. Should they prove as rich • ns the indications promise, there will undoubtedly be a great rush to the Ne ak-luk from St. Michael this Summer. The miners making this discovery, have utilized the tame reindeer throughout the Winter. Many sled journeys have enabled them to examine the country between here and Port Clarence and locate small gold bearing streams, which may prove as rich as any yet discovered in Alaska. LAPPS AND FINNS COMING. 118 TO BE LANDED AT THE D. 8. REINDEER STATION AT UNALAKLEET. ST. MICHAEL, July 1. - Seventy-eight Laplanders,* ten Finns, and twenty-five Norwegians will, arrive here about July 15, on the Str. Del Norte. This vessel is char tered by the Bureau of Education, and aft . er discharging its cargo, will proceed to Siberia and carry over what reindeer have been purchased at St. Lawrence Bay by a Got. trader during the Winter. The landing of so many Laplanders to look after the small Government herd at Unalakleet, or colonize this part of Alaska is much ridiculed here. The 500 deer with which they started from Lapland, .are re ported to hav e satrved to death in S. E. Alaska. According to the papers, these people, on account of their intemperat6 habits, have given the Gov. officer no little aUnoyanc e. FLED TO THE AMERICAN SIDE. The Eskimos from the Dlomedes Islands bring tne news that Messis, Kelly and conn have been compelled to desert the Keindeer Purchasing fetation at bt. Lawr ence bay, Siberia, and tlee to Port Clar ence, Alaska, lor safety. This station was established there last Summer by tne L. b. bureau oi Educa tion, and stocked with a valuable cargo or barter goods. The Dlomedes natives say that the Siberian Ko-neel-git (deer men) have been threatening the traders so as to drive them away, and avoid dellverikg ' tne deer tor which they have already teeelved pay. It is reported uom another source, tnat only coast natives living near the station have opposed an<T menaced the traders, and that Mr. Kelly has paid lor SOU or bou reindeer and thinks most or them will be delivered. FORTY TONS OF MEAT DRIVEN NORTH. A NOVEL RELIEF EXPEDITION COMMANDED BY LIEUT; JARVIS THE AMERICAN MISSIONARY ASSOCIATION AND ESKIMOS LOAN THEIR REINDEER TO THE TREAS. DEP’T FOR THE RELIEF oF THE ICE-BOUND WHALERS. The skill and gccd iudgemeut dis played by Lieut. D. H. Jarvis who commanded the novel Overland Relief Expedition to Ft. Barrow, reflects much credit upon the U. S. R. <J. Service. Landing Dec. 17, at Cape Vancouver, south of the mouth of the Yukon, with Lieut. Berthch and Dr. Call who accom panied the Expeditien, he secuitd dog sleds and pushed cn to Norton Sd. where he providentially mtt Mate Triton who tad leen three mcntlrs coming with deg sleds fron Pt. harrow. Me informed Mr. Jarvis that the crews of the wrecked Stre., Orca and Freeman, were living ashore, and the Stra., Belvedere, tearless, New pert, Jeanie, and Sch. Rosario were frozen in and their crews living a hoatd. He also reported that if no NMOO a-t| I Herd, and Trains of Supply Sleds Crossing the Divide at Head-waters of _ .. .. ms.