In The News
The Klondike Nugget
Vol. 1, No. 43
Wednesday, November 16, 1898.
The "Jewell" was ceremoniously opened to the public on Saturday evening.
It is a handsome two-story structure on the burned district built by
Messrs. St. Clair and Garthley. The interior is elegantly and cozily
finished in expensive gilt wall paper and the opening brought many words
of congratulations to the proprietor.
Jack Carr, the gentleman advertised to leave Dawson with Chas. Yager for
the outside on November 29th is one of the most famous mail carriers and
travelers among the pioneers of the Yukon. Only last winter Jack made
the enormous trip from St. Michaels to Dyea and made it in
record-breaking time, too. Mr. Carr is the oldest U.S. mail carrier in
the country and to aid him on this trip has had supplies distributed at
various points along the river and is also provided with good dog teams
and only half the distance to go which he traveled last winter.
POLICE COURT ITEMS.
C. Tiegerapends serving six months for the theft of gold from No. 10
Ed. Willimore, a devotee of Hoyle, contributed $50 and costs, and all's
F. Anderson was mildly full and gently expository, so that $10 and costs
retrieved his good name.
J. A. Pike, a "croupier," paid $50 and costs for being caught in the
net, and now all's serene and lovely.
Several cases came up in which one man claims a dog found in the
possession of another, and the cases were dismissed.
Frank Alditch paid $100 for helping the one to furnish the liquor which
last week put Indian Lucy in the court for misbehavior.
M. McElfish wanted W.A. McPherson to account for the possession of a
certain dog which he himself owned. The justice cautioned McPherson
against a repetition and let him go.
E. Dutcher made away with a grindstone, and is held to the superior
court for that same offense. A man that will "swipe" a grindstone would
steal a house if it wasn't fastened down to the ground.
Daley courts the Goddess of Fortune in gilded palaces by the light of
burning acetylene gas. To even things up with the men who are taxed for
tempting the same goddess up the gulches Daley digs up $50 and costs.
H.M. Carr was rich one night and now saws wood. His millions were in his
mind, the result of continued doses of forty-rod, but his wood sawing
for the next ten days is coldly real and really cold, for a guard
watches him in the barracks wood yard.
O. Boghette is a man who committed the unforgivable nuisance of having a
stovepipe and canvas roof in close juxtaposition, the same being
contrary to the statute in such cases made and provided. It is expected
that $5 and costs will effect a cure.
J. Murphy evidently is addicted to high living, and took three cans of
oysters from in front of a restaurant. Says he couldn't have done it for
he has no use for oysters. Still, seeing that they are worth $6 per can
the justice thought the prisoner should be broken of such a bad habit.
For six months Murphy will live in a boarding house where oysters are
not served oftener than once a month, and he will be watched even while
he eats that.
Dr. M. Schuman is a man of wonderful experiences. His name is not
unknown to the world as a German explorer attached to a military command
which achieved unenviable notoriety some few years ago in Africa. Simon
Kissick is a bright mission-raised Indian boy, who was seen around town
all summer as a messenger boy to any part of the creeks, Kissick, the
Indian, carried a message to Schuman, the explorer, up the creek and
became acquainted. The influence of mind over matter was soon seen in
the readiness with which Kissick adopted any and all suggestions from
Schuman. The complaint sets forth that at the suggestion of the African
explorer the Mission Indian did then and there deposit with the said
African explorer the sum of $71, the same being his sole earthly
possessions outside of his blanket and a change of moccassins, and which
sum was to be put into safe deposit at the nearest bank until again
wanted by its owner for
more moccassins or more blankets. Kissick has been particularly
unfortunate in his choice of white friends, for this is not the first
time he has been unable to collect from Caucasian acquaintances. A
charge of theft is the result, and the Livingstonian Teutonese African
is under bonds to the amount of $100 to stand his trial before the
superior judge of this district.
SYNOPSIS OF THE CREEKS.
The freeze up has started work upon a great number of creeks, and great
news may be expected at any time. The word from Sulphur is that a vast
number of shafts are nearing bed rock, but as yet the situation remains
unchanged. Hunker has shown up good in several new places. Dominion is
proving herself in places a second Bonanza. Thistle creek is making
great strides into popular favor.
A private letter from Forty-mile conveys the intelligence that on Squaw
creek, a pop of Canyon, the dirt is panning out from 30 to 50 cents to
Chas. B. smith, on a bench of Poverty Hill, lying off No. 11 below on
Bonanza, reports the dirt on bedrock panning out as high as $5.50 to the
BIDDLE AND HIS BADGE.
Peter, the well-known jeweler, has completed a Miners' Association badge
for Mr. J. Biddle, which is a perfect gem and is probably the handsomest
badge yet turned out in Dawson. The design adopted by the association
some months ago w3as followed out but every letter and figure and leaf
is raised in high relief, with a diamond in the center of the pendant.
Biddle is an ardent association member and was its first secretary. He
displays the badge with a becoming degree of pride. The crossbar shows a
beautifully worked pick and shovel, with the raised letters, "M.I.Y.T."
The pendant from three links is a northern star with rays and in the
center the midnight sun. This elaborate working out of the authorized
design makes the particular badge more expensive than the samples
hitherto displayed but several duplicates have been ordered already by
admiring members of the association.
The death of Frank E. Munson was announced in our last issue. His
partner, Stevenson, has also had to be carried to the hospital with a
dangerous attack of typhoid fever.
Leslie A. Osgood died upon his lay [sic] on Poverty hill Friday,
November the 11th, of heart failure. Osgood hails from Columbia City, a
suburb of Seattle, and came in about a month ago.
Walter Almason injured the right hip Thursday by slipping and sliding
down the trail where it drops from the dome to Hunker. A small fracture
is announced, which while painful is not considered serious.
Will Mr. Jas. Jacoby, formerly of the Black Hills, U.S.A., please leave
his address at this office. Address, Ann Arbor.