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United States Geological Survey
Issues Paper Giving Data
of Placer Districts
Publication Offers Important In*
formation for Miners Around
Nome and Fairbanks
WASHINGTON. May 16.— The close
connection between the growth of the
important placer mining districts of
Alaska and the utilization of their
water resources is, a phase of the sub
ject upon which too little stress has
t 6een laid in many publications dealing
W with th« development of the Industry.
.^"That there has been" a deplorable lack
nf information in regard to the amount
of water available for hydraullcking
the placers is shown by the useless
machinery and ditches that may be seen
in some parts of the territory, and
many disastrous failures could un
doubtedly have been prevented had
preliminary investigations been made
by a competent engineer. To push
forward the construction of ditches
without first making sure of the prim
ary requisites for their successful oper
ation — an adequate water supply —
would seem to any one at all familiar
with the fluctuations or flow of ordinary
streams a most unwise proceeding.
In any of the placer mining regions
of Alaska much loss and great incon
venience to mining operators may be
occasioned in any season by severe
droughts and at best the rainfall be
yond the coast region is small, rang
ing In .the Yukon-Tanana region
from 10 to 14 inches a year.
"It is true that the duration of this
low water period is, as a rule, com
paratively short, but in view of the
other unfavorable conditions the short
. ness of the season, the frozen ground,
distance from base of supply and
Consequent high cost of transportation
\u25a0 — -a reduction of even two or three
-reeks in the length of the working
r season may mean the difference be
tween profit and loss. The importance
of stream flow data to the placer min
ing interests of Alaska can not, there
fore, be overestimated.
The collection of data concerning
stream flow various parts of the
United States has been carried on by
the- water resources branch of the
United States geological survey for a
number of years, and information in
regard to many of the more Important
streams of the country is now available
and is extensively used by. engineers
and others in problems involving water
power, city supply, irrigation and
In ISOG it was decided to extend
stream gaging work to Alaska, and as
hydraulic developments had been car
ried farthest in the Nome region, which
h::s been an important producer of
placer gold since 1599, that district was
selected as the first to be studied. A
reconnaissance was made and gaging
relations were established by John C.
Hoyt in the early summer of 1906, and
the work was then xrarrled on till the
end of the season by Fred F. Henshaw.
In the summer of 1907 the work was
continued by Henshaw, assisted by
Raymond Richards and was extended
into the Koug^arok region, north of the
Kigluaik mountains, in the central
I part of Reward peninsula. The collec
tion of similar records was begun In
the Fairbanks district of the Yukon-
Tanana region by C. C. Covert. In the
! Fairbanks district the work was large
ly reconnaissance and but few regu
lar gaging stations were established.
All these investigations have been con
ducted under the general supervision of
A. H. Brooks, geologist in charge of
tJie division of Alaska mineral re
The results of these investigations
of Alaskan water supply in 1906 and
1907 have Just been published by the
survey as Water Supply Paper No. 218.
This report Includes descriptions of the*
various drainage areas studied, records
of stream flowing at 134 gaging sta
tions on streams and ditches and the
results of many miscellaneous meas
urements. A special chapter of the re
port is devoted to the discussion of
meteorological records, as, owing to the
climatic conditions and the frozen
ground, the relation between stream
flow and precipitation is particularly
close. »iv.' J
Copies of Water Supply Paper No. 218
may be obtained free of charge by ap
plying to the director of the survey at
Washington, D. C. ,
Suit for $7,472 Leads to Denun-
ciation and Suggestion of
Bunko Steering
NEW YORK,' May 16.— John E. Mad
den was yesterday^ served with a sum
mons to ghow causewhy he should not
pay to John W. Gates $7,472 alleged
to be due on a stock transaction. Mad
den was angry and denounced Gates.
"I want to cay fhat if Gates can get
that money from me, then bunko steer
ing will become a profitable business
in the city of New York. The whole
truth of the matter Is that Gates tried
to unload stock on me that was not
worth the paper on \u25a0which it was
"I consider it a valuable asset that
Gates Is no longer on speaking terms
with me and that he cannot rush Into
the paddock like a Texas steer and an
noy me with requests for tips on the
races. So far' as this amount Is con
cerned I have more money than Gates,
because he is broke."
Real Estate Dealer Declares He
Is Able io Restore Health
by Blowing on 111
LOS ANGELES, May 16. — R. G. Doyle,
a Los Angeles real estate dealer, has a
breath that he claims will cure almost
any HI to which flesh is heir. All you
have to do, according to his statements,
is to let him blow on you and you are
well. He says scientists call it odylio
force, .and he proposes to demonstrate
its worth tomorrow at a big public
meeting, when the lame, the halt and
the blind will be cured free. He has
letters from Mi'.o M. Potter of the big
Santa Barbara - hotel, from Francis
Murphy and others as to benefits de
rived. Doyle, who is a prominent demo
cratic politician and a businessman,
Eays he discovered his power, when he
was 12 years old. He cured a horse
that hadn't been able to stand for sev
eral years.
Lost At Van Ness theater Friday
night, May 15. a lady's bag contain
ing opera glasses and eye glasses.
Suitable reward* -will be paid for return
to C. W. Hornick. general manager.
The CalL \
Students and Teachers of State
Normal School Plan Big
Celebration May 22
SAN JOSE, May IC— The annual May
fete of the local State normal school,
which attracted so much attention last
year as a typical California institu
tion, will be held this year on May 22.
Elaborate preparations have been made
for the event. Several hundred
students and teachers of., the State
normal school and the Normal training
school will take part. May pole
dances, wand drills, picturesqye races
and music will be features of the day.
A chorus of COO voices will be heard.
The fete is to be held" on the lawn
which surrounds the school building.
ST. LOUIS, May 16. — Dr. Robert R.
GOldbeck, once noted as a pianist and
composer, died here today, aged 73
years. In his youth in Prussia, Gold
beck was celebrated as a virtuoso and
played before kings and queens.
Market at 4th \u25a0 fj l|Bf Wr' M / Jg? \&L m Wn^hina-tnn \at t Ith
and Fillmdre at Ellis A-. _ ;• ; t -T i, ;' ;. ? . ... * ,^j : Washwgt on *tJJtp .
\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0; bampies-— slightly soiled \u25a0 \u25a0 ; - \u25a0 : :
•. ;;|; : Less than half price ; r , «U^^KfeV« :^^f^'y
A prominent maker's sample line of beautiful Lingerie Dresses % -H^
that sell at from $30 to $60 at less than half price is one of the .*• v" ?#? # %^'^wJ^raß^l
A] attractive headliners in our Ladies' Department tomorrow. These ~,
a m.m.%?\s drps^p^ mo<sflv rnnre<;<; and Sptth Prinpp<s<; QfvlPQ In thp - /'/ \u25a0*<" » •' " - - ' x : ; - "^hlslslsS&^'J^!^
i&bC5 j ot are some Misses Swiss and Point d Lspnt dresses. These (;j f; ;-/."• i. o r -^^Si^^r.
Swiss exquisite Lingerie Dresses are suitable for evening wear and %S\ /;/ tV ; ' . J* ?r - ,-rV/ -'^^q^^
Dresses summer parties. They are absolutely the highest grade. They % :>>> " / 1} r3r 3 '£'>::{-/'*'; //\u25a0' :K: K ir t^ %
are slightly soiled and mussed from handling ; otherwise perfect. ii /:, \W*< •; : ;.\
• Knr*PQ oc QfQt*pri ciKovp Ipcc than h^li w f> '\ ' -* *tl- "''-\u25a0j / / % "••>\u25a0'/ ,'"*' \u25a0—^
1 1 1L-Co do oLclLCvl dUUVC— ICoo LlJclll llctll* . ; j-? -..-' "* ->7 \u25a0 : '- . /', \u25a0* -* j-^c*^\ i
A splendid variety of strictly Man-tailored Linen &<& g\r''' \ *?f '-^3*'^^ '
come in tan, blue and^ white. The coats have % . -\u25a0 '.'^ : l^j:, L . -'y'l-%
cne new lapei, ciose nenng collars, gracerui tapering lines ana * - . :<!^ ..--„_,- , ;A
rlare skirts with the new fold trimming. . : r— •« 1 n-
J^^b&^ & cUIOrCCI kJIII IS . i, ' ==•
\^^^^^W .';,'. . Quite a number of our own. : spiendid.s4o A WN WLJ*^ Qo^nr^ Qlrivf o $10
oSPtm^V¥'' : -' : ' garments go on sale tomoiTOw at. $21.75. /X V V illi6 OergC OKlltS j[ \J
-^>W -• \u25a0 Fancy trimmed suits, and plain strictly r^r Mr H * * . '\:.:&-'\ : * •
- tailored garments of the highest order are in- '.\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0.\u25a0\u25a0'.:^r\ •'/*'. II ' . . .=. = : S^^tiMly pjeated skirts of an' exti'a-quality
eluded in tm> offering.. We must emphasize (m£m J$L aof white nautical serge, tastefully trimmed with
• the most important fafet^in^.tiis^saleT^v.ery.'; •. V >; { taffeta, bands; These skirts are rich appearing,
one of these garments- would be considered a splendid value at twice this ' splendidly made and are ideal for summer wear.
/"^ -l^^^fflfe P l^'?. "Bear in mind that these suits are not made for -any special sale, but -They are worth considerably more than this price.
/" ' J.l m& that they are our regular $40 garments, slated for a rapid clearance. . - ' ' ' •••"\u25a0•\u25a0\u25a0 :\u25a0• ' ' '\u25a0•\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0
\u25a0 &'\u25a0 J% '\u25a0 new shipment of the .l atest shapes go on j sale \u25a0 tomorrow; at; 95c, includ- •' • ; n V.//. . -'
i~'lf' f -X.\ • ing the large black leghorns, the Normandy Hood and the Eva Tanquay styles /..-\u25a0_. , \V
—- \u25a0 . \u25a0 \u25a0*. :• ; .--;•\u25a0\u25a0 \u0084./-., . : Fastidious fashion followers have- proclaimed the; Nor- ./^ j^|
Flowers and Trimmings mandy Hood their favorite, and today you may see them on |f^ :i ?
Roses 45c, 30c, 20c the heads of the most fashionably dressed women in New - \ X r>^
S' B T^^l^^.^^.^\rA 5 , York' and Paris. Friday we received the original models .;' "* * -\ .
Lilies-of-thc-Vallcy, a very popular trimming; /V^^- 1 :V/,:^ \u0084.;; ...\u25a0. ' - %' j^^^^^^^^J ' i • \u25a0.'\u25a0i^Piftilltera^ - i ?:*'''-.-.
$^po^saii^ior S ::::;:::;::::;::::;S!| and shapes; extra milhners»have been/engaged and our work- , ; \u25a0 ,J
tScoq^m^li^S^sSso? rooms have been kept busy reproducing this special model !v! v . . ; |
M^fflW^# in order that we^may^offer them ito you at56.95,57v85;and ; 59.75 '*'••\u25a0 ; •— #]
XtLfcJ ttAJN Jb'KAJN UU3CO CAlfLy SUNDAY, MAY 17, 1908.
Agent Makes Recommendation
After Tour of World in
Search of .Best Wood
LOS ANGELES/. May 16.— After a
tour of the world lnTquest: of the best
timber available for railroad ; uses E. O.
Faulkner, head of -the tie and v ' timber
department of the ; Santa Fe railroad,
has returned' with, hisi mind set on
eucalyptus. As a result the company
will engage extensively in the growing
of many varieties of this tree oh' its
big ranch near San Diego.
Faulkner left last September, going
first to Hawaii. -He also visited Japan,
China, India and the Philippines, then
went to Australia, 'the home: of .the
eucalyptus.'. He brought quantities of
seed of several j varieties of eucalyptus
that hitherto have>nbt been Introduced
here. . < ... v ; . ; ' . .' : ! - : \u25a0 -" r
Dr. J. Aniuiri : Wtborn
Announces the removal of his offices to
S6 Post street, corner Kearny, ' San
Francisco. Hours, 1 to: 4 p.- m. Tel.
Douglas 109. .; '• '. ,'- :\u25a0' "- . \u25a0"*- •
Cordial \u25a0\u25a0.Qrectingils\Qivcn Mm.
. riesota Governor in Houses
of. Congress ' v ' '
WASHINGTON,'; May. . 16.— Governor
Johnson of Minnesota was a .visitor ; to
the capltol today.' and , spent some time
on the floor of the house,;where he.was
the recipient ofmuch attention." Dem
ocrats and ; republican^; alike' extended
cordial greetings. "He received gener
ous applause when. \ escorted by . Taw
ney, he ascended the \ rostrum"', and was
Introduced ; to Speaker C-annon.= \u25a0 Govf
ernor Johnson bowed his acknowledg
ments and. for. several minutes engaged
In conversation with, the Gov
ernor 'Johnson also visaed the \u25a0 senate
chamber-: and .met many., senators on
both the „ republican and
sides. ' - \u25a0 ... ;;' :'\u25a0; \u25a0':\u25a0 .", \u25a0 -. ; - \u25a0 \u25a0;\u25a0, \u25a0' .\u25a0.'.:
Progress. lodge No." 280 of the Frater
nal Brotherhood will give a shirt waist
party and dance' in Oakland hall next
.Tuesday evening. All the grand/ offl
'c_ers of the order have been invited.
San ; Jose Graduates 173 Young
> Women iTeachers One •)
y Young Maft'
-\u25a0• ' 'SAN JOSE, SMay 1 6.— The - largest
class' ever- graduated , from' a
school In- this state, if not in the United
States, will- receive diplomas in this
city next : -month." One ' hundred and
seventy- four prospective school teach
ers," nearly all'of them .with; positions
already secured, will "leave "the school
ready to • begin work "in " their chosen
profession. • . \u25a0 >.*
Theclass will leave, behind it a recr
ord,- aside- from that : of "bulk, which* it
is expected will stand for ryear3. - "Wil
liam "Waible,' whose achievements oh
the biiiyele are well: known all . over
the" coast, is' the. only, man lrithe class."
"Altahraos tribe No.' 87 of the Im
proved Order of Tied- Men will -give a
Complimentary ball to its lady friends
in the assembly hall of Red Men's build
ing in Golden | Gate avenue, next I Satur
day night..-.- v - -"\u25a0 .;. *^
Fifty .Thousand .^Persons Inter
ested in Industry, Hold Dem
onstration in London
LONDON, * May -16— Fifty- thousand
men and -women' interested In • the .hop
industry held .a demonstratio,nj,in Tra
falgar square -tooTiy for the purpose of
urging a duty of $10 on every hundred
weight of hops imported into the coun
try.- Speakers harangued the multitude
on the ruin'of theindustry thfough'thc
dumping, of -American hops in England,
and -resolutions , v/ere adopted calllrtj:
upon the: government not to delay. ii«
helping to re-eatablish the industry
and. placing a duty on all imported
hops. '••' '.-,';' ". '; . A'.'V}^j*j-'lr- ... .
John Otten. 1629 Turk ; street., ob
tained a. warrant I from \u25a0 Police * J udse
Shortall yesterday for the arrest of . M.
L. Gregg on a charge of passing. 'a fic
titious check April 23. .The check ;wos
drawn "on the Mission, bank for a $30.
Gi'egg* had no account at thebanlii. : .
Attaches of British Museum Ob-
serve Combination of ;Bat *
arid Lizard :
.- LOS \u25a0; ANGELES. May 18.— Two at
taches "of the'*Brltjsh" national mu§epm,
C.»J.- F. Browne and !\l&x Mac Donald.
both* of London. '\u25a0 are 'here on a still
h«nt for a- live pterodactyl. . a flying
reptile, xuppbjed to^h'av'e .been .extinct
for centuries. .; ~~
I In a.caveon theilalibu ramch, west
of. the-clt>% a few days ago. while
searching j for, prehistoric fosßlls. the
tyvo men Tve,re driven out by. a strange
animal, described* as- a .-combination of
bat. and lizard, which : escaped iato the
mountains, .half; flying, half running.
. ...They say" It resembled the. pterodactyl
of;history,'aud : they»have;gohe back to
tbe : cave. vWlth.^blgT steel traps and
heavx chaln«i-clet*r,mined to capture It.
.Cnly>*T-«cen'tly .the fossil remains of a
ngosaurus," said O to' have been contetn
poraneoySi with v Uie. pterodactyl, were
found, o^|he.>lallbu.

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