Attended the athletic exercises at
the Arctic Brotherhood last night, -
boxing, wrestling &c. beer & cigars.
With Capt. Hansen called on Judge
& Mrs. Crane - met Lt. Sunderhoof
& spent two hours -
Left Nome this morning at 10
oclock, for Cape Prince of Wales,
with Louis Lane and dog team
7 dogs & sled. We are dressed in
furs - parka - cap & mittens &
mukluks or skin boots. Are at
the Quartz Creek road house tonight
- 20 miles out abreast Sledge Is.
Several Eskimo Igloos here - but
will not visit them until I come
back. Mr. H. A. Thomas keeps
the roadhouse - Portland man - 5 yrs
in Alaska - wife and child in Portland.
Louis told story of cougar which
started to jump from one high tree
across to another - but after getting
12 feet out in the air, saw he could
not reach the next tree, and so turned
& jumped back !! Truth, too.