NOME. What better location could be desired for an Alaska seashore summer resort, where sojourners can pick up gold instead in-stead of shells on the beach- ' . , ' Nome City is already a good deal more than a city of tents. It has imposing im-posing two-story wooden business houses, saloons, hotels and gambling "palaces," so-called, concert halls and dance halls along its one four-mile street, in the middle part of the town. The new city has a newspaper,too the Nome Gold Digger which made its first appearance on last Oct. 25. Its enterprising en-terprising editor, Cassius M. Coe, was formerly on the San Francisco Exem-iner's Exem-iner's staff, and was at one time New-York New-York correspondent for that paper. The Nome Gold Digger is a neat four-page four-page sheet, twelve inches wide by fourteen four-teen inches long. It bristles with interesting inter-esting news of the new city. One of its scare heads details how. Mrs. Florence Shaw was robbed, not of jewels, but of $1,700 in gold dust and nuggets which she was carrying about in a satchel. There is another item of how the Hon. Mr. James B. Starr, who owns the "Anvil" saloon, lost an $800 bag of gold dust out of his pocket on his way down the street. - In an editorial paragraph the Gold Digger makes this encouragipg statement: state-ment: ' "The fortunes which have .been acquired ac-quired by Nome Citymine owners in a short time are .colossal, and the story of their adventures is stranger than fiction. One was a missionary, another -.was a sailor and the oter v""4 i-ion tossed and buffeted in the world, apparently ap-parently without hope of eve. ..U . i .. $ positions of affluence. Others connected connect-ed with them in their mining ente prisas on the different creeks and gulches have been, perhaps, equally successful." success-ful." ' The natural inference is that if r.iis- sidnarie3-' and sailors can ge rich hi three months anybody can.., '.'". c Dr. N . O. Hultberg is the missionary referred to. He belonged to the Swedish-American Missionary society. After his accidental discovery of gold at Cape Nome last June he at once gave up saving sav-ing the souls of Indians and began to get rich. He is no,w the owner of "three beach mines, said to be worth $1,000,000. Instead of spending this winter at his old mission on the Arctic'circle, teaching teach-ing the natives, as in past years. Dr. Hultberg has now gone to southern California to spend the season. Another missionary, the Rev. D. J. Elliott, who sailed from Nome City a month ago, gave out a statement to the Nome Gold Digger. It didn't tell of evangelical work, either, but of nuggets nug-gets worth hundreds of dollars which he had found, and of beach gravel that yielded $32 to the panful. He now gives his occupation as "Superintendent of the Hlllthoru- T.lnHVilnm T .in ilohprir an.l Brynteson Mines." The scale of prices for foekl, drinks and other necessities at . Nome City makes an interesting 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 exppnses of living, some tables are herewith presented. pre-sented. These prices may seem extraordinary extra-ordinary to residents f ' 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 everybody has had money who. was endowed en-dowed with the slightest ambition to get along." . "It is only lately, however, that flour, lumber and coal have reached the phenomenal phe-nomenal 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; maple sy- '"f. saimu, $-t, puiaioes are eei io $15 per hundred pounds, and onions and cabbage, $10 to $15 per hundred. Here are some of the ruling restaurant restau-rant prices: Porterhouse steak is $2.50; tenderloin steak. $3; plain beefsteaks7 $1.50; 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 $1.50; mutton chops are $1.50. and boiled mackerel is $1.50. With any of these orders potatoes, pota-toes, bread and butter are served free. An ordinary good two-story dwelling dwell-ing of seven or eight rooms rents not unusually for $200 a month. Freight taken from the beach when it is landed from the steamers costs from 35c. to 40c. per cwt. for delivery by dog teams to stores and residences. For the delivery 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 $1.50. A bath, and n poor one at that, costs $2. It costs 50c. for laundering a flannel shirt: 75c. for washing a colored linen shirt, and $1 for the rehabilitation, of the rare and luxurious garment known as 'the white shirt. Cigars and drinks cost 50c. each. Longshoremen have been paid, during the recent very busy season, $2 an hour . for their labor. Carpenters are receiving $1.50 an hour. Nome City's population is a mixed lot. Most of them are what is known as "Alaska Stampeders." That mean; that I their principal occupation is rushing from one new 'gold camp to another. They are miners, with their Dicks and shovels; merchants, with a few boxes of dry goods and provisions; gamblers. whose Stock in Iraic i n fpiv nactc nf cards; and saloonkeepers, whose "outfit" "out-fit" consists of a barrel of whiskey and a dozen or so glasses and tin cups. Many of these adventurers who arrived arriv-ed at Nome City three months ago with such a small start are now worth -thousands and hundreds of thousands of dollars. dol-lars. One o? the most notable characters whom Nome City's" 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. He was among the first arrivals on the site of the present city. He staked out a claim, on the beach arid made $100 a 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 thous-and dollars.. Three months changed Tom Cashel's fortunes from that of a miner, with pick and pan,, to wealth and political position.