Chandler writes that one man from a "party of raskals [sic]" that drove Chandler from his claim tried to repay him, but a thief stole the money from the man. Chandler washes his dirt by hydraulicking. Chandler writes about a storekeeper in Alpha who was struck over the head and stabbed several times, possibly by a Frenchman. Regarding the victim, Chandler writes that "there is no hopes of his living." Chandler writes that he would like to know how his son Willie is doing, and how the ring he sent to his daughter May fits. Notations in pencil on the first page at the top read: “Claim Jumpers.” Pencil marks highlight certain parts of the text pertaining to the title.