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THE ROCK ISTJAND ARGUS, ' TUZZCi AY. NOTOIBER 14, 1911.
TELL OF ALASKA
IN AN INTERVIEW
WE TRUST THE
Captain Harry Young and Mate,
John Enras Return to Bock
Island for Winter.
1 fm ru
IS INTERESTING COUNTRY;
Both Have Worked on Rivers There
for Years and Can Tell of
History of Region.
..swrr! it. j. t-,v.u UtJA- r
Harry YouEg, captain of the steamer
Herman, running on the Yukon river,
who 13 home for the "winter, is
nursing an Injured leg, as a result of
an accident which nearly cost -him hia
life. Some weeks ago, a tow block
slipped, and coming with terrific force.
struck Mr. Young on the leg, bruising !
it and cutting it open almost to the t
bone. He was laid up for some time,
and has but recently put aside his
HA FIXE FURS.
Mr. Young has been boating In Alas
ka elnce the spring of l&Ss, and has
stayed in that country for three win- j
ters during that time. He has a fine j
rlltirn t f iiriritlMea UL'hirh V:. hns '
collected in that country. He brought
back with him three of the finest white
fox furs ever seen here, for which he
paid but $50. They could probably
not be bought here for three Times thai t
amount. He has a section of a mam- ;
moth's tusk, the entire length of which 1
was 10 feet, which was dug up near
tbe Porcupine river. Mr. Young states
that thffe mammoth skeletons and
tusks are dug up all over that country.
Hp has various Ivory carvinirs, the
work of the Indians, amont; them be
ing a miniature ivory Eilliken.
IM)IAS DltlWK EVERTTHI.VG.
These carvings the Indians trade for
various articles dear to them, as they
do not care for money. They would j
like to got whisky, but tlere is a law j
thac anyone who gives an Indian
whisky is liable to two years in the
penitentiary. Mr. Young scid that the
Indiana will drink anyrnlrg they can
get a hold of, and It is very common,
since they cannot pet whisky, to buy
lemon essence, cologne and rose water
and down it with much gusto.
UtSCIUIiE ( OIUHV.
Mr. Young, in describing conditions
In that country to a representative of
The Argus, said:
"In the summer we have daylight
for 24 hours, during which time the
sun is nearly always in sisht. For
ti'ree days, June 21. 22 and 23. the sun
never foes below the horizon. We
: ! gradually doing away with the In
cians on board the boats. Thy make
good pilots Id one respect. In that they
know every crook and turn of the river,
but on the other hand. In a crisis, 'hey
iofp their heads sltosety.er. snd can
no be depended upon. They are very
peaceable, end honest. Very rarely
will one of them steal. Tor the past
seven or.cleht yrars the Indians have
adopted the marriaee custom, and the
government has compelled the squaw
men to marry, if they wish to live with
the Indian women The women, how
ever, do not know what modfRty in.
"The Indians trap furs in the winter
end fih in the summer. Th"PO fish
they cure for food during the cold
months, and when they have an over
supply, they sell it for dog feed, get
ting a good price.
FEW BAD ME.
"We make several good sized towns,
the bst of which is probably Tanana,
at the mouth of the river bearing tha:
name. This town has a fluctuating
population, which varies from l'OO to
2.5'i. This is due to the fact that this
place is a transfer point, and the peo
ple are constantly cominc and going,
(rovernment baruicks are stationed
here. There are five stores, five sa
loons, a jKstomce, meat market, jew
elry store, two hotels, and two church
es, government schools, e'c. There are
rcr.e of thote lurid shooting scrapes in
these towns, such as you iid of from
time to time. The people are very
unlet, and If a had man comes Into
town, he is promptly run out.
MUi: A I! HI Tit TM no IBD,
Most of the disputes fire settled by
a ')od of men pick--rom the miners.
w h.j ai sea: up ibere from
s-. aro for the most par:
a bunch of grafters, and are only after
the coin. The gold yield this year is
h vivr than c wr !-t f.jro. The mining
'.s ;:yw g. ttii-s ilow n to a Map'.' b. -!...
at.d they u-p the la'es: mnchim-ry.
etc This work rs carried 011
aro-.m-i. In su:nn:er a grev
:y dirt is stacked up like hay,
1- "orketl in the winter. In
.'v, is gen-
iM Piioi r: iji,i:.
a.'ies are raised 1:1 tais
O V. : '
1 as the n. ts
Coin 1 anno: he rni? d ii.
!: 'C f'-..ir't!fSS Of th?
ws to a height of poss.-
'. it the tar has no kt r
The H. ly Cress mission.
hi missions theie. has
LESS THAN AUCTION PRICES
Our Mr. L. Summerfleld has just returned from New York where he attended the spring opening sale of Carpets and Bugs.-- The Alex Smith and Sons Carpet Co.
placed their entire surplus stock, amounting to about forty million dollars per annum at auction. The Summerfleld company, being connected with the largest pur
chasing company in the United States, were able to purchase about $10,000 of their goods. The other large carpet manufacturers, not to be outdone, placed
their entire surplus stocks on the market and we were able to purchase rugs at nearly half their original cost. In this sale are such well known manufacturers
.he Hr.vtfcrd Carpet Co., manufacturers of Wilton Velvet Rugs; S. Sanford and Sons, Taper tr gs and Beauvais Axminsters; Philadelphia Axminster Rug
Co., Firth Carpet Co., Velvet Rugs; Dobson and Sons, Body Brussels and Wilton Rugs; Beattie Carpet Co., Swire, Herring & Cairns and many others. These rugs
ore 0 TT-i vi n nr rloil'v nrr will frr rrt ealo at nna Tiiei untira nnrrliasa omnnnto n no arW sn 000 and will be sold at about 50 cents on the dollar. In other words, if
you come now $10 will buy as pretty a rug as S20 will next April. See our windows and get your spring rugs now. This opportunity will only last 10 days
you have not got the cash, we will charge same or add it to your account. Sale closes Nov. 22, 1911. All prices withdrawn on this date.
A special consignment from the Alex Smith mille.
consisting of fifteen beautiful Oriental patterns In
t.e li'hst colorir.K imaginable; size 9x12 feet:
nvcjiar tiO values; special $23 88
'Tab z" Brus
A genuine Jirii5s-fls
l;brir. tiif- fac- of
w'!K-ii is ail wool and
not jute colors
fiiarar.tt-r-u ;i l.s.-ilutt--ly
fasi and v.carhig
toraerro w .
A very heavy pro
Brussels fabric that
wears extra well
colors are bright and
cheerful and It
makes a splendid
dlnirijar room or bd
rug; 3x12 size CC QC
special price. ?U v
To ico around rufrs
l.f-avv qjnlity all
colors i.c K'ad"
Sal- r-ri-. 10
This is a sightly
Room R'.is made of
heavy Granite floods.
It is an exceptional
ly good value and is
very appropriate for
neo rooms ixi
price. . . .
A mncTjifi". nt quality all in one piece without
H.;rii?; -u-n; v. for a lif-tinie. Tnn't fail to ex-
! rr. t:iis article if vol arf in the market fur h
H'"1 r t.-; '-;!. siz' . s :n less , regular
fil valu; spt-i-iai price
Pi2- 1'7 incha by 4
in .'i s ; voi! lured
v ' ! v t . i irtilnrly
.-.:ii j, each";
Three yards lone-. 45
inches wide; heavy
weave: $2 quality.
Sale price. C5 in
per pair vl. IVI
Siit- I'xll fet. nil
v.. .i.l la lactty
fi .-1 li Tis ; ali in .'.lie
ja.r. wiriTOvi? fams;
I.ook like silk and
v-ar just as good
r-ds. preens and tans
Sale price. CJ MA
per pair QTtt'T
A 1 if l;r.e t-- slct
from. A fotiy ko-
niaa strijie c (
r wr for
Window Shades. 36
inch v.ide. 6 ft. lorn?,
in good oil colors,
only dark green. nB
Our price, each. . I5JC
J.av ..' cotton
per yard .
( ur price.OQ,,
regular Sfc a
yd; our 17c
! 111 Wmmmmm
I f I 111 II I' 4'JiWtiK. l'i ? M.I I I fabric.
fm,, ifnSfli lit
J 1 It' a i!si?a-9 r il ft Vi!?ws?Ss?5r'imi
rr iWtf i j"rrirff i i I I 1 1 nrmr 1 1 1 4 1 1 1 t 1 rr r
- 1 " i 1 I , T art JIJ
ti. . ' 1 .'JMi
PHILADELPHIA AXMINSTER RUGS
Fine Axminster Rug. size 9 feet tiy 11 feet, at an
unparalleled price. This Is the first chnnce you
have ever had to buy h hlsrh grade, high pile, nil
worsted. In beautiful Oriental and fl ral designs.
This Is a regular tZo v1ik. About 300 rug to se
lect from at the unheard price $18.75
Dekhas Kxtra Heavy Re
versible Room Hub This
rug Is ext. heavy in wgt..
being1 as heavy a regular
run of Brussels carpet.
This rug can bo used on
both sides: the beautiful
patternsl being woven
Klrth llanner Ilrn-
Hli Rax Hire 9xli.
extra heavy n.ip, fast
dming room and
large asortme.it of
Beattie Velvet Ruffs
Seattle Pest Velvet Rug. Hxl2. This ex
tra rine rug has long, close nap. Ktrictly
fast color: comes In m-diillon. scroll or
small designs; a tln ruir for 17.50
iiuv room In Mir house, l'ri -e . . . v
Beautiful Linen Carpet
In handsome Prussc and Tnpeftry ef
fects. Strong In o,unllty mid liandsome
to li ok upon. Sale price, 2flC
Dobson's Body Brussels Rug's
9x12 size extra closely woven of llnest
wool; rich. bjt oulet chtrlnts. tnoslly
small Persiiin H; sold n-golarly at
Special price C94 Qt?
C. 0. Ingrain Carpets
Extra super ua 11 1 y hea vy all wool flll
lnx guarantied last color regular 7-c
grade, talo jirlc. per AQ
Sanford Velvet Rugs
An all wool face Vlvct Hug; cones In
pretty floral patterns, lyrn" mediiHon
end parlor clesigriH, woiln $20; Kxl0H
size. Special CI O
sible Art Rugs
A fast color, heavy
Oranite II e d r o o rn
Rug an exceptional
value In CI flD
6x9 size vl'JO
9x12 size n Jute
faced Itug with mi
ter corners: reular
lv sold at 110 "el;
pr1;:.;' "?"".'?: S6.95
54 inch Brus
Fast color and wool
faced; sell regularly
for tl 10. RQp
Our prl-e UOt
72 inch Amestcl
Rtig, all wool, revr-r-Klol"
and exl heavy.
In pretty (njtcli le-nif-rnn;
worm CI 7Q
ii. (Jur prle.;. .? J
....... i JJ.. . - .
Granite Ingrain Carpets
Fast colors regular 40c quality. IQr
Sale price, per yard I''
TTavy grade Jit the
kitchens, dinrntr rooi"
roo.-nH I'.c tf, rllty.
price, j.er ya rd . . . . ,
and ("' u
Special Inducements to Offer November Brides
Store Open Wednesday Night
a.crr. of tho fi: st .sarden in the world. circle under the water. The boats '. of the Yukon river to Dawson City, who j civilization through their schools there
Tr.o iiiiion.. in addition to fine stock, j right themselves immediately, however, I arrived home with Captain Young, j which are taught by American people
FEwnii'l. etc. The mos- j and the Indian is none the worse, as ; stated this morning that he was going!
ANSWERS THE CALL
Th o :I;!r-s la iLe Koascliola Parse
hap i-s ow n FEwmi:!. etc. The mos-; and the Indian is none the worse, as
s Cath"iic. as arc y:ito.-s are ravt r.o-.ss. They are not so ! uw oniy pari vi aim wnicn gets wi is
:...-i .n t to D. ii re tb re is smoke. ; email exposed portion or tfle face.
Lf.! .r.iaivi hi the brush, they arise in ' The walrus comes to the surface about
t :;:t;:- :o att.uk a man. it is absolute- ; every five minutes, so that the hunters
i c. oc-ary to wear veils and gloves ! et tt,s opportunity to fire at the prey,
as a KaUer of protection. j FARTHEST NORTH PAPER.
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: ! it can le
.1 .nt jr.v f r !ir.
U-nr. r.: Tfover,
-. ct iitur l-.-.it-r
yc'i save :i r.r:.i:.T
-t-c r-'.-.i'. f lea is to ir.d:
' :::w;v..:i:i sot-ncr or later
- hard o" "he t'-c:r.
- . ::r bills will t ?
...-.'i jour rc-ctr v;:'a
A I. Ml lll'MIMi.
Ti.i' Ir.iai.s hur.t walrus in an inter
f;.ti:'r u-.at.n1:. Tb-" Lave little skin
c;f't' - . enti"-ly oov.red up with the
t xf t ; -ion of a '..o'e in which they put
Thy thn dn
armor mJi1 cf
a sort of
This 1 f.;:ei.-J ever 'he hole in the
beat n:r kin? :t absolr.trly Impervious
to the wr.ter. In pursuirsr a walrus,
they of't lint's v-i a cerr.pUte sorrer-
a;cr. tre i car rr
Mr. Young brought back with him
' one of the newspapers published In
that country. Its title was "The Yukon
Vailey News," and on the front page
is the inscription, "The farthest north,
of 60,000 papers in the world." It is a
email sheet of four pages and is about
CxlH feet. It is published weekly, and
sells fcr 25 cents a copy, the subscrip
tion price being $10 a year.
MATE BIRXI TALKS.
John Barns, who Is mate on the
over au i their heads descririug a half j steamer Sarah, running from the moutii
to retire from Alaskan boating. Mr.
: Burns, who is 68 years old, baa been
: eLgaged in this work for 14 summers
and three winters. The boating season
i in Alaska lasts only four months, but
j Mr. Burns states that the weather in
i ihe summer, for the most part, is as
! warm as it Is in this part of the coun
; try. the thermometer rising to SO de
' greps Inland and from 40 to 60 on the
i ccast. In speaking of conditions up
! north, he said:
"We use a great many natives to do
the work on the boats. The inland na
: fives resemble tbe Sioux Indian to a
considerable extent, but the coast peo
ple are Eskimos, and are a different
people entirely. The government is
I bringing these natives to a state of
h.jrt the K d-
These Indians who act as roustabouts Koek Island People
on the boats get $75 a month and their , 'flint This I
board. They believe implicitly in what a cold, a strain
I tell them, save their money, and are A ilt tIe (augfc iy
very peaceable. The Inland Indian j eys.
girls dress very neatly, and walking! Spells of backache often follow,
behind tbem. one would not know but i or some Irregularity of tbe urine,
what they were American girls. The . a splendid remedy for such a'.
coast Indians are rery slovenly, how- i tacka,
ever, and do not pay much attention to j A medicine that has curc-d thoua
their personal appearance." ! ands
! Is Dean's Kidney Pil!3, a true
Many school children suffer from, kidney remedy,
constipation, which Is often the! Many Rock Island people rely ou it
cause of seeming stupidity at les- Here Is Ror-k Island proof,
sons. Chamberlain's Stomach and, Mrs. William A. Pennell, 01
Liver Tablets are nn ideal medicine ' Third avenue, Rock Ialand, Hi.,
to give a child, for they are mild and 'says: "Nearly every member of my
gentle In tbelr effect and will cure family has used Doan's Kidney Pii'.H
even chronic constipation. Sold by and they have been so ben-ii.'::al
xll druggists. 1 that we consider tbem an excellent
'luey r lii' dy. About, a month ago
j I prt,i uri '1 ;t I ox tit iioau'.-i Kidney
Have Found Filis at Hie liarjier jiL.irruary and
True. !t re'jiilK-d but ; few dosea to r-
a sudden wrench, Ii( ' fc "r severe at tack of back.
a iif. An' li r-r t --ruber of Hiy fam
ily tool. ::'.. :n''ii'irij at the Rami
time and wan completely rid of kid
ney (ii.i.jrderK. We would not be
without ;t Kurply of Ioari's K'dney
i'lHa o:i lund."
I or y;.U- by all dealers. Price 50
'eniK. I'ok; er-.Milbijrn company, liuf
fa'o, X. V., sole agents for I be
l:e:rjej;; b.-r the name I;or; a
and t&ke no other.
Yo-i will never pet on th wrisny
side by v.nMlus for the world to turn
round Atlanta Const it ut ion-
All the news all the time The Arris.