has made its terminal & erected
buildings - depots, &c. That scheme
& the present attempt to "hold up" Cleary
City are one and the same - Steele
was an officer in the Alex. McKenzie
"Alaska Gold Mining Co" which
attempted to steal the mines of Anvil
Creek, Nome. "Looting of Alaska"
tells that story. Pratt, Steele, Rodgers
and one or two dupes are engineering
the steal & they are fighting me in Wash
=ington because they cant carry it
through against my opposition.
Their "Cleary" mining claim was tested
in the case of Cascaden v Bortolis.
- Cascaden has a fraudulent mining
claim covering the townsite of Cleary
& they have, since the houses were built
by the settlers, laid it off into lots & demand
ground rent from the occupants and are
generally successful in forcing the