Late News from Kantishna Camp
FAIRBANKS DAILY TIMES TUESDAY, AtOUSt WAS-OPPOSED SCHOOL CENTRAL 8ltoÂ« Wore' LATE NEWS KANTISHNA CAMP Harry Karstens Says There are Very Few Miners at Present Working In That District. of tin School In Harden Island, the Harden says reasons for and was the warrant at the time. treasurer an appropriation to the building, a 15.000 On July of or twelte he wired to do w i t h the and was Hoggatt, of warrant to Washington, I). once. He said: for my action. of the of the were not site for the the lot on being low and during the main road and would have to go to reading on the M i l l fur the school building, offered a would h a v e boon Harry Karsten has Just returned to town after a trip Into the Kan- tlshna district. He luft Fairbanks early In July, taking a small boat and several tons of food, the mall, reading matter etc., and_was obliged to polo all tho way up tho swift Kantlshna, a distance of 110 miles to. the mouth of 11 ear pa vr and 75 miles additional to Glacier city,, on the Hearpaw, amid a hungry mob of mosquitoes. He reports nothing exciting In the way of finds In that region, but lots of ducks and geese on the lakes which are their breeding places until the return south In the fall. One large band of 400 or 500 ducks stay In on the Toklat during tho winters, on a warm slough. Mr. Karstens remained all of last winter In the Kantlshna and McKlnley districts with Mr. Sheldon, of New York, the hunter o f - l a r g e game. Mr. Karstens says there is so little water In tho Hearpaw that tic groundslulccd the boat the whole distance up that stream. Between Diamond and Glacier there Is so little water in the river that one cannot get a drink of water In places. In tho Bearpaw river there were hundreds and hundreds of groyllng bunched together In the ponds caused by the low water. Thero Is a little placer work going on In that district, most of It on Eureka. Friday and Moose creoks. but nothing of much moment. On Yellow crook Drake and Jake* man and Dlckson are working placer ground, and when they havo water they make fair wagon. On Glenn creok Fisher, Shropshire. Harnes and Foster aro work' ng the placers. The results are not very encouraging. On Eureka creek Dalton. Mitchell, Dan Coke, Mulvahlll and about eleven or twelve others are doing a little In placer diggings. On Friday thero are four men working the placers who have excellent pay, hut no water. They aro patiently awaiting a fall of rain. Mr. Earnest Foster, tho commissioner, expects to come out this summer for a load of provisions for orders for miners. Thero are no stores left, and provisions aro very scarce In that district. Diamond ami nincler aro absolutely deserted, there being no one left In those towns. The district voted unanimously for Cor son, not knowing that WIckersham was running. Mr. Karstens reports that It would have been solid for Mr. WIckersham, had they k n o w n of his Hears arc plentiful enough to furnish steaks and bear grease and quite a few caribou have been killed. There are none prospecting on the Toklat at all, mostly on account of scarcity of water. The drouth in that district has been severe. An Immense rough float bowlder of antimony was found on Kurcka creek, but the most patient prospecting failed to locatu any ledge at the head of the watershed that would furnish a reason for Its existence. Mr. Sheldon brought back a tlful Rocky Mountain sheep hide w i t h which to mount a head Bob Jlenzles, of thu X. C. company. The fur Is almost llku that of a polar bear.