Seward Daily Gateway in Seward, Alaska
23 Nov 1905

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23 Nov 1905

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Seward Daily Gateway (Newspaper) - November 23, 1905, Seward, Alaska In was _ / a a 1. % yol i thursday evening november 23, 1905 no. 94 sell Crow or k i w property Boston company Given $200,000 option on famous Hydraulic claims which will be taken up december 15arrange ments for Transfer made by representative now in Seward. 4 \ m Huston capital has taken an option Ion the fifteen claims of the Tow min ? no company on Tho North Side of Jour again Arm by the terms of which it must take Tho property by Decem Ber 15. That the company will takeover the property is a certainty because a highly favourable report has been made by c. W. Purington the noted mining expert who wrote the government re port on Alaska mining resources which was published a few months ago. And who is regarded As an authority on the subject. Or. Purington is now in Seward. He came in tuesday night with several members of the company and the Nee Essav documents to consummate the Deal Are to be exchanged Here. Or. Purington went up late in september to see the property and made a care Ful investigation. He was clothed with authority to make a bargain if his judgment dictated the acquisition of the property and has done so. Further than that no will make no admissions saving that it is not his function to do any talking for his employers. The main facts regarding the Deal were obtained from the other Side. Value widely known the Crow Creek property is known to he one of the richest Hydraulic mines in Alaska. It is a Surprise to Seward people that the present owners have decided to sell but As they Are old Alaska sourdough it is supposed that a yearning to Hunt new pastures has seized them. The property which the Crow Creek company has agreed to sell consists of fifteen claims. Seven of these Are along the bed of Crow Creek and seven Are Bench claims paralleling them. The fifteenth claim is at the Junction of Row Creek with Glacier Creek. In the course of the work already done the pay taken out has ranged from b cents a Vard to a. It varies greatly hut practically every Yard carries colors in paying Quantity. The mine has j ample water Supply and where the company has been working the Faco is 140 feet High and about the same Width. The miners simply turn a Stream from the Hume against this face and Wash it Down. The Hume takes water from the upper end of the Creek j at the upper end of the property. Owners come to Seward four members of tin Crow Crock company came Over with or. Purington to Seward. They Aret. Fenstermacher the Secretary of the corporation a. G. Jack g. A. Davies and Paul Buckley. They give no reason for Selling the property except that they have done i Well on it and Are willing that some body else should make something. Work on the mine will proceed steadily regardless of the pending Transfer but it is assumed that when j the Eastern Syndicate takes it Over operations will be conducted on a vast scale As it is the policy of mining capitalists to work their property to j the utmost. This company has mining interests in Many states. The attention of the Syndicate which has purchased t he property was directed to it last summer by one of their engineers or. Radford who was Here in june. Lie recommended it to the com Pany As one of the most remarkable j Bonanza lie had Ever seen. Or. Purington was then sent up with authority to buy it if his opinion coincided with that of or. Radford. Hotel opens new rooms six finished in Mcneiley Extension in a hurry six new rooms were finished up in a hurry yesterday on the new third floor of t he Mcneiley hotel in an Effort to j provide Beds for As Many As possible of j the Over plus of travellers who arrived on the Dora and Over the Trail from Sunrise tuesday night. Completion of the building has been delayed several weeks by Lack of mat i i Erial but the plastering of the addition l is done and the management succeeded in rustling enough finishing lumber a few pieces at a time from different sources to outfit six rooms. Seventeen More rooms Ai e incomplete and will remain so until lumber can be obtained. # Seward steamers Bertha sailed from Seattle 13th due in Seward 23rd. Santa Ana sailed from Seattle kith due in Seward 20th. Santa Clara in dry Dock sails from Seattle december 1st. Portland sailed from Seward 9th. Excelsior sailed from Seward 12th. Oregon sailed from Seward 20th. The body of William Kelly a pros Pector was found on the Quick River on Seward Peninsula last month. He had evidently become exhausted by hardship and Semi starvation. It is claimed that he had been deserted by his partners. � n the Stock of the Alaska packers association is steadily falling in value. F will seek to show Congress t convention proceedings to be sent to members protest against Humphrey. By Cable to tie daily Gateway. Seattle nov. Ill the full official account of the proceedings of the Alaska convention is being prepared and copies will be sent to the president to All members of both houses of Congress and to leading newspapers All Over the country a fight juts been started against the seating of capt. Omar j. Humphrey who was named As a Delegate to con Gress from the third judicial District As a representative of Tanana because lie is not entitled to vote in the District. A protest will forwarded to the National House objecting to his admission on that ground capt. Humphrey is a prominent steamship Man of Seattle. To represents the Alaska commercial company there. He is understood to live Large interests in tiie Tanana hut is a Resi Dent of Seattle. Enlightens the East Man interested in Alaska gives Springfield Republican a Pointer merely to show the Wise men of the East that they can still learn a. M. Bridgman of Stoughton Massachusetts w rites a letter to the Springfield re publican to inform its readers that the statement previously published in that paper naming Valdez As the sea term Inus of the Alaska Central was a poor guess. Or. Bridgman is a director of tin Klondike a Boston Minning com Pany which is operating a valuable Liv Braulic mine on Willow Creek North of Knik Arm. In his letter he says a serious error appears in your very interesting and instructive correspond ence on Alaska in the sunday re publican of october 14. It is there stated that the Alaska Central Railroad is being built from Valdez Inland to the Tanana Region. The Alaska Cen trial Railroad is building from the new cite of Seward named in Honor of our Secretary of state who negotiated the Purchase of Alaska where there is one of the finest harbours in the w orld quite in contrast with that at Valdez. This Railroad is already constructed some forty Miles from Seward it is expected that 105 Miles will be running by May 1, 1906, and will be completed As far As Knik next summer a distance of 148 Miles. During the past season there have been upward of 2000 men employed on this Road. The Road is to extend about 400 Miles in a Northwest direct Ion from sew Ard to the town of Atwood in the Tanana Valley and the route is said to be very practicable and through a country Rich in agricultural Timber and Mineral resources. Although this town of Seward is scarcely two years old the Railroad has built Fine terminal facilities the town is lighted by electricity it has a Bank an assay office a modern hotel and a daily newspaper. Witte stricken / Mil paralysis m i ? russian statesman believed to be in state of physical collapse. By Cable to the daily Gateway. St. Petersburg nov. Z count Witto is in a state of physical collapse. This morning he fell Forward in his chair while Reading a petition from workingmen it was found that his right Arm and shoulder were partially paralysed. Russian socialists Are much offended because the Ems tvs Congress passed a series of resolutions promising sup port to the government if it would Grant Universal suffrage. The socialists Side with the revolutionary party which demands a Republic. Woman makes hard trip mrs. C. W. Purington accomplishes remarkable mashing feat mrs. C. W. Purington made this week what looks like almost a record much for a woman on the Trail i Ooton Sunrise to the Railroad at Johnson Creek. She is the wife of the mining Engineer who is Here to inspect the Crow Creek mining company s prop erty and to Purchase it for Boston capitalists. Mrs. Purington accompanied her husband All the Way and thereby achieved the Opportunity to make successfully a trip which was a severe task for the Alaska sourdough who were along. The party occupied three Days and nights in covering the Dis Tance of thirty five Miles. On thu Summit for a Long distance the Snow was four feet deep and so wet and Mushy that the travellers con stantly slipped. One night they spent on a Mountain Side with nothing but a 11 v Over them to Avert the falling Snow. The men from t to Crow Creek mine spent most of the night cutting Wood to keep up a Camp lire. Mrs. Puring ton came through without damage and As Happy As anybody to the astonish ment and admiration of her sourdough companions. Steamer Bertha has not yet been reported from Valdez. She is now ten Days out from Seattle and is hourly expected. The barometer Needle has twisted around to 150.5, which signifies fair weather. This in no guaranty to Quality. J. P. Schalk an Inlet Miner who spent last Winter in Seward is in town for a few Days. Thieves rocked out $1500 in one night from the dump of Murison and Mclaughlin at Nome. Nome social life is the title of a Magazine that will be published in Nome about december 1. It will con Tain a Complete roster of every fraternal social and professional organization in Nome

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