intermountain catholic, 9 dec 1899

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intermountain catholic, 9 dec 1899 - t 5 if i sionaries and sailors can let fich in...
t 5 if i sionaries and sailors can let fich in three months anybody can S t Dr Hultberg is the ihliSslOflarY referred to He belonged to the Swed ishAmerican Missionary society After his accidental discovery of go4 at Cape Nome last June he at once gave up sav gve ing the souls of Indians and began to get rich He is now the owner ofthree beach mines said to be worth 1000000 Instead of spending this winter at his old mission on the Arcticcircle teaching teaching the natives a in past years Dr Hultberg has now gone to southern gone California to spend the sea nAn nAn ther missionary the Rev D J Elliott who sailed from Nome City a month ago gave out a statement to the Nome Gold Digger I didnt tell of evangelical work either but of nuggets nuggets worth hundreds of dollars which he had found and of beach gravel that I Vialrlorl t Q9 x tis virm fl ISn vtnrr rit O M his occupation as Superintendent of pei the Hultberg Lindblom Lindeberg and Brynteson Mines The scale of prices for food drinks and other necessities at Nome City necesites makes aninteresting list to which the Gold Digger devotes a column with this comment by way of introduction That people elsewhere may know the ruling prices prevalent at Nome at present for food and other expenses of living some tables are herewith presented presented These prices may seem extraordinary extraordinary to residents of the Pacific coast and the east but hero most of them do not excite any great comment The truth is that the beach mines have during the summer produced so much gold to the workers there that everyboy has had money whowas endowed endowed with the slightest ambition to get along I is only lately however that flour lumber and coal have reached the phenomenal phenomenal figures now ruling These are some of the present prices Beef per pound from 75c to 1 wood per cord from 35 to 50 flour per hundred pounds 10 butter per pound 1 canned milk per can 50c canned fruit per can 75c all canned meats per can about 75c manle sy rup per gallon 4 potatoes are 10 to 15 per hundred pounds and onions and cabbage 10 to 15 per hundred Here are som of the ruling restaurant restaurant prices Porterhouse steak is l 250 tenderloin steak 3 plain beefsteaks 150 a choice reindeer steak is 2 ptarmigan is really as cheap as in New York at 3 pork chops however are slightly higher than here being 150 mutton chops are 150 and boiled mackerel is 150 With any of these orders potatoes potatoes bread and butter are served free An ordinary good twostory dwell ing of seven or eight rooms rents not unusually for 200 a month Freight I taken from the beach when it is landed J from the steamers costs from 35c to 40c per cwt for delivery by dog teams to stores and residences For the de livery of heavy freight by horse team and wagon 10 an hour is charged The ruling price for a shave is 1 and for a hair cut 150 A bath and 41 poor I one at that costs 2 I costs 50c for laundering a flannel shirt 75c for washing a colored linen shirt and 1 I for the rehabilitation of the rare and luxurious garment known as the white tirt Cigars and drinks cost 50c each Longshoremen have been paid during the recent very busy season 2 an hour for their labor 0 Carpenters are eceiving 150 an hour Nome Citys population is a mixed lot Most of them are what is known as Alaska Stampeders That means that their principal occupation is rushing from one new gold camp to another They are miners with their picks and shovels merchants with a few boxes dry goods ard provisions gamblers whose stock in tra3e is a few packs of cards and saloonkeepers whose outfit consists of a barrel 6f whiskey and dozen or so glasses and tin cups Many of theee adventurers who arrived at Nome City three months ago with such a small start are now worth tous ands and hundreds of thousands of dollars dollars larsOne df tie mct notable characters whom Nome Citys prosperity has brought to the front is Thomas D Cashel the present mayor On the 27th of last June he went to Cape Nome as an ordinary gold hunter I He uas among the first arrivals on the site of the Dresent ritir He staked out I claim on the beach arid made 100 day washing out gold with a pan He quickly got other mines on the beach hired men to work for him and is now said to be worth several hundred thousand thousand dollars Three mOQths changed Tom Cashels fortunes from that of a miner with pick position and nan to wealth and political No matter how small his B H B A

Clipped from The Intermountain Catholic09 Dec 1899, SatPage 3

The Intermountain Catholic (Salt Lake City, Utah)09 Dec 1899, SatPage 3
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