Armands - Mr & Mrs Armand
and daughter Emma - son in Nome.
Mr. Armand tells me that the two jade
peices which he gave me 14 years ago
- chisel and adze blade - came from a
mound 2 ½ miles above Abrieme
- Vancouvers Island - at the confluence
of Sumas & Sproat rivers -
Wind blew a hurricane all night &
yet this morning. It is Sunday, too
so we will not go on to the Cape today
although it is but 15 miles, & good
trail. It is bitter cold, & snow is
boiling out of the gulches.
There are but two families left in
York - where a year ago they had
great expectations as a mining camp.
It is the windiest spot on earth.
Left Cape York - or rather the
mouth of York river this morning
at 9 oclock in an icy blast for
the straits. We ran to the Indian
Village Pelezerut - 5 miles