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Pocahontas Democrat (Newspaper) - August 27, 1903, Pocahontas, Iowa AUGUST 27, order to make room for Fall Sell will pay you to C. for Thirty WESTERN J. Writes About the Visits Nome and Interviews Place for July 30 Havins returned from several trips oyer i ibe Seward some four hundred and observing closely the I know quite a little more of Alaska than I did I started for this dreary and chilly northern land some two or - three months the first place is noted for its gold and if one were to believe what the press here says he would be led to believe that this iar off land is just underlaid with belts of golden sands and to say the truth there are but a few patches here and there that are on the rest there is no more gold than on the Lizard or Des a month ago 1 left Nome for the Solomon River county and the Council These Places have a reputation as great gold After a careful examination I must pronounce the Solomon River Ores as low grade j Have also examined the quartz ledges of the Big Hurrah quartz This had been reported as producing one ' thousand dollars worth of gold to the ton of ore. In my estimation if it ten dollars worth to the ton it will do real the vein or lobe is and may pimply ka or one liable to at any There are of course many other Wges of but all of them are the work oti them is simply or the ten days work by and this is done in a manner that no one can tell of what these lobes i There are a few fairly good mining properties for but the owners themselves hardly know what to ask tor the prices in almost all cases especially in this country where one can work only three months in the not looking at all to ' the for to develop these most cases would require an in hydraulic machinery and that would amount to quite a fortune in The hydraulic plants kere cost from one may see none but a rich corporation can do are also a many claims are staked by of likely having never ' their holding them simply The whole of western Alaska is by such it being simply another case in the are never soon as I complete the work 1 wve on hand 1:shall make a trip due north to and in order to see as much as I I of Seward This trip latend to be the last I make in 1 to return to the states but little work here now for a For a the worst on the lace green As he tov not in but In 8i.horo it and tbw the tto from the Tanana riyer regions which if reports are true is worse than make the matter worse the large ocean steamers give out reports of of The mining companies giye out great reports of for the railroad company does the same and the rush The latest is thao the Wild Goose Mining Company had sent out agents this spring Into the reporting that was a great shortage of men in and that men were being paid a day and while there were two thousand men idle in Nome at that This simply goes to show what unprincipled men are at the head of affairs transportation companies want some one to take to this country also some to take and some to stay here so that they may take in supplies and do I do not blame them for but they deserve blame for the way in which they try to secure The natives here though offer no competition to the white They work as nature intended a man should in short they it thus making pleasure of the burden of tundra as well as the Esquimaux do nothing but fishing and In the interior they catch trout and white on the coast they take in great hauls of which they dry in the sun and use for for themselves as well as their The or native dog being a voracious game here is very there being but few ptarmigans relative of our prairie chicken a few geese and and a plentiful supply of Those of my Pocahontas friends that think I am in error in classifying the mosquito as will do well to test the mean little fellow as to gameness before disputing my There is another thing about the Alaskan mosquito and the civilized variety in the 'The New Jersey mosquito will sing you one of Wagner's beautiful or a symphony from Mozart that makes you believe you are listening to Kubelik or and after you he performs his surgical His Alaskan kinsman never says a word but goes right in for and gets It A week ago I met a prospector who returned from a trip on the whose face was so swollen from mosquito bites that he had to call for the his face about the eyes being so swollen he could scarcely Indians and Esquimaux have queer In winter they live almost underground in their which usually are timbered in a to call timbering and here they spend the weary a sort of a and occasionally go out for a fox and those on the coast hunt seals and The intestines of these animais and dry in long strings and of these they make their native natives will eat even and their nests with the young in Esquimaux good many are following their old tribal but the younger generation ore adopting the white man's They also now give their children English names sometimes this creates a very melodious chief at Port two One's name is the other Mrs. of burial is also They bury their dead wrapping the blanket about them and placing on a few some cases on a Jog platform upon lour and placing or rather piling some more on them tbe u At Port these are ' One day while walking on the tundra we found an old open among the looking into it we saw the skeleton of a child that was in this native ninety miles north of Solomon are the great lava beds of the On these plains there Is scarcely any sign of a living A man might as well be cast away on a desert island as in these great beds of lava which was hurled out of Alaska's great volcanoes centuries are found in certain parts of Alaska many bones of the extinct animals as the mammoth and In company an old prospector one day we found a vertebra of a mammoth far up in the We dug it out of tlw ground but found it too heavy to carry it tp the nearest town so we left the specimen where we found a congressional committee visited Nome to see what might be done for the harbor and roads but as no one could get near cept a very few of the select we expect them to go to the with their ears filled with and of Alaska's needs and for building a harbor at any one can see very it is a useless expenditure of Not only as regards first bui every year on account of the great storms which would wash away almost any pier that could be And as to the improvement of the mouth of river continually fills with sand and endangers certain parts of the The only way to improve said river would be to keep a couple of dredgers at work the loose The same objections are advanced against a har bor at Solomon or to the improvement of Solomon The best thing the committee could do would be to publish the views of some old prospectors and miners who have spent from two to three years These are almost unanimous in saying that this year ends the great traffic that is carried on to western This of course is somewhat different than the press of the west but to me it seems much nearer the J. THE Crop crop bulletin for week ending Aug week was and the records of the central station showing a daily excess of 5,degrees in Condition were all that could De desired for ripening early planted but late planted fields in many were to dry for best As a whole the crop has mad very good response to special reports have been received as to the probable length of time required under normal conditions to place corn beyond danger of harm by killing Reports show unusually variable condition of the crpp as to stage of growth and prospective Even in the same districts and in adjoining counties marked differences are in For 'the whole state about 40 per cent was ' planted early and a fair and this portion of the crop on an average may safe by Sept 10th A portion of the later planted 20 per cent of the whole may be fairly matured by September 30th. With favorable weather until October 10th we may reasonably to harvest sound corn in three-fourths of the area planted and not abandoned to The output from this area will range from to very With a and period through September and a little beyond the total yield tOv thei state may equal the crop ot Ott City A new time card went into effect Sunday on some minor branches of the R. I. No change was made in the trains on the main line north from Valley and Gilmore City still retains her excellent train But the stub from Gowrie to all its passenger and poor old after struggling for two or three years to keep her head above the tall sinks back into tne slough of and croaks of What little freight and passenger business there is on that lino will hereafter be taken care of by a freight train which will make one trip each way every 24 The citizens of Pocahontas held a mass meeting Saturday night to formulate a to be to the railroad commissioners asking that body to use their influence in the matter of having the former train service but it is hardly probable the board will force the company to do business where there is The citizens of Pocahontas are invited to come to the main line when they want to see or ride on a regular passenger The great Rock Island Route which runs between Sibley and Gowrie has commenced to move Monday morning the combination freight and passenger train started from the Sibley station about 6 Another train of the same class arrived in Sibley at about 0 o'clock In the of a supposed first-class traveling through one hundred miles of old settled country abandoning its passenger service for a freight once a Has the great prosperity baloon received a puncture and the railroad mergers been to throw out ballast in order to keep from dropping a The Rock Island lias taken oft the passenger train from Gowrie to Sibley and now run only one train a day each The mixed train takes the place of the freight which went north from Laurens at 11:40 a. m. The people at Pocahontas held a mass meeting last Saturday night and are a strong fight for a It Is cutting Pocahontas rather hard to wait sb many years for a railroad and then have to travel along by freight There is a man at Pocahontas by the name of Schultz who used considerable space in telling about the main line of the Rock Island running through Pocahontas and tlie calf path passing through Several times it was reported that two passengers would be on the main line by way of hontas and that a freight perhaps would pass along the road through Too but we hope that Pocahontas will be successful in having a passenger It is so slow going along on a The warriors of Pocahontas have swarmed forth from donned their war paint seized their tomahawks and war clubs and are camping on the trail of the Rock Island System's It is all caused by the fact that the which has been giving the a passenger and freight train each way has seen fit to take off the passenger is running only a mixed traiti each way A of war in the tbe big in Pocahontas last Saturday evening and many braves were The big of the village addressed them anent the Next 2 that the boy will start to he must be - properly We are some fine bargains in School Shoes and School Shoes Three piece Suits at to sale on Boys knee pants for 2 weeks Pants have been selling at 50c, 75o and Shoes are now being closed out summer ribbed we are now closing out at 40 cents a They formerly sold at TO cents a just Giovino B. Allen the nanie of the new It is finest you ever And is ali ' the rage - and - - ' for the i Just what plan of on is unknown understand that the up ra Poor hard A got it and See have the largest and best selected stock 9f farm implements in the I Case Threshers Sterling Moline Monitor and Daisy Sulky and Gang P. 0. Plant and ' 3 Howe complete line of farm carriages and spring T
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