?. II OY IMHVlflOF ALASKA.
Htndft, mi4 t<r?irn?av Oraa*
ui?ni* Whf? While Mm
( Anoof Tk??>
The great Si wash tribe of Indians of the
gre it Northwest coast of America, who
paint ?d carve every object of their be
long' -3? who paint and literally carve
?he:r< wn bodies, were wearing bracelets
if twi-ted cedar bark, bracelets of wood,
tvnr, hom, be.irs' claws, birds' beaks,
vaN' eeth, shells and copper when the
white nan found them. They had pond*
eruu> wristlets hammered from nuggets of
puic ( pper and inlaid with abalone shell,
.ind otheis of twisted copper wires. They
in^ lv on bracelets as soon as the traders
hr .-light them that metal, and they learn
ed to oxidize copper by heat until it re
><n;l>lrJ Iron. When the miner Invaded
the f r traders' realm the indians
be?:.in t? receive actual monev, to sell in
steid barter their furs. They have
never emed to value or covet gold In its
reTati. tosilver^md they hoard the white
, metal ke Hindoos. One Tlinkit woman |
amaxr . in official by bringing out 9,000
and o>! i silver dollars to be counted. They
hnd t. metal doiiar a more convenient
artivfc- ? handle and store than the blan
ket 0 eaver skin, which were the former
units value and the current coins. Half
the si er coins that go into Alaska are
convr d into bracelets, and the native ,
artisa - used to carry out some of their
clever -t Ideas 111 this soft easily worked
1 h irst silver bracelets were broad !
band- tched with the totems of their j
owue >. their rude heraldry- ordered bv as |
sever id arbitrary rules as in any Eur
ope ti 'lege of such arts. One tinds the
st-an y conventionalized raven, eagle,
bear, >lf and whale of the great clans
mo^t umirably drawn and arranged on
su- :i ad, barbaric old wristlets. One
of th< two animals approach in profile
from iier end, the bears combining in
one e grated full face, with the storied
skils. - ceremonial nuts, piled up in a
crowi <>r column of glory. On another
t <; o mimal seems to be split in half
below the head and and stretehed around
t;.e ci:r\ ed surface. It took a whole dollar
t< n ... such bracelets as the-^, and by
custc::: ')>e silversmith was p.iid twice the
value >; the coins used in this work.
?ii ick;:i:x :ni\?ux uick.
Representatives of a mir.er.s m.?ss meet
in.; h >ve gone to Seattle to urge the im
nedi.it e construction of a wagon road from
G -.-non to Teslin lake, and say that un
it > It is done tne Stickeen route will be
abandoned. The river fleet has already
be;a tied up. the men going in via Skag
u;iv. The Stickeen trail is In fairly Rood
w ditian.but impracticable for the trans
portation of good.
.u other words the summer trail Is good
t' talk about but untit to use ? and it mat
te's little if one talks good or ill about it
? It .vouid admit any Impeachment.
, H kut'i Ihr flatter With Mkawuuy.
The government will commit a great
6- :nder :f it decides to spend fQ 5,000 out
or ihe $100/300 appropriation for public
baildincs in Alaska, at Sitka. It will be
that much money thrown away. In many
instances public buildings become too sm ill
for purposes for which they were original
Iv in ten J? J, and they have to be enlarged
: r sold to ni ike wav for better ones. When
th:s happens it is often possible to sell the
t^uiiJingto i vantage. If these new build
ings were v.uated in that part of Alaska
which is cowing they Mould have an
ascertained . due, but the growing capaci- ]
lyl >?( Si .us limited. There are undoubt
edly good mines in that district, but they
are .14 yet ideveioped. Around Juneau
the coun ry is rich, and enormous enter
pnses are being conducted. Where the
volume o" iness is, there litigation will
originate, .1:1 J the convenience of the people
and exigency >f the public service demands
that the ourt house should be built here
also other public buildings for the proper
and conve: tn: transaction 6f the business
yf the terr torj .?Alaska Miner.
For fcv.. ? Thoroughly equipped
nt- aurai t d >lng a tine but?ine?A on
j?r< ininent sti est. Inquire at this office.
1 ? CoKi I., mouadf
at -lie Lit' ? star. Broadway between
Mood and V. Clnney. *
>a^er <t Uilfj cijjar manufacturers.
Wt.olrsalf j. era a specialty. Broad
way and First Avenue.
Best bet t town at the Tivoli, on
fti^aJwav. -.uassner and Geisler, pro
prietors. U tsche Haus.
For sta1' iry call on N. K. Wilson,
Druggi?u iiilly Are., near State street.
Comer i.ot vith boarded tent, bunks,
(.coking titencils, etc., can be bonght for a
sCi 2 as o\wwr has to go inside. Rossa &
?\ itker AWiJamin Hotel.
FOR Pi at? Nicely furnished cabin on
7tr. avet ie. Owner would like toard
\?uih tenant. Apply at Marshal's office,
? Occidental hotel.
His Little Son.? What is a wfcite lie,
The Bjitor.? Oh! it a lie that does
no harm *to anybody.
His LJttle Son.? Like a circulation
LOT FOir SALE.? Lot 4, Blk. 106,
sc by ioo, An i8th St., betv/een Broadway
aT J State, f Inquire of Dr. Lepper, corner
Kaiser and IMaine. Parties going inside,
*r J must sen .
Has Barrels of Honey tv
I raeipne trmmms ;
500 Window? and 500 Doors at Cost
Oftices and Houses to Rent.
Buildings Erected to Suit Purchasers.
310 BKOADWAY, SKAGIT AY, ALASKA.
GUS BROWN & CO
Clotliier? cinci b"*urnj?herm
THE MOST COMPLETE OUTFITTERS ON PUGET SOUND *
ii? 515 Second Ave., Cor. Yeslcr Way, .... SEATTLE, WASH.
Real Estate Dealer.
RENTS COLLECTED and Collections of all kinds made. Prompt
jeturns. 17, Bond.
THE Hackers' Headquarter?
6th Ave. bet. Broadway & Runnalla.
JESSE JAMES, Proprietor.
Finest of Wines, Liqnors and Ci jars. .
w' & ?M,^Ty)CK' k. c. SMITH,
l*r?Mldeut. Secretary and Treasurer
SKAGUAY BREWING CO.
Manufac urers of
Steam and Lager Beer.
Sole ArviiU for the XORTHRUP & STURGES COMPANY'S Carbonated
l!e vera pes. Ciders, Srrupn and Extract*.
C. W. Everest.
Corner Broadway and Bond Street.
Market St. Ferry, S. F., Cal. ?
Folding Rockers (ask for circulars) $10, 12
Yukon Folding otoves (new) f6.oo, 7.50
Yukon Gimp Stoves, best #}.75? S-?o
Large Fur Sleeping Blankets 12.00
Evaporated Potatoes, warranted, to the
trade. Canned Fruits and Meats of best
quality. Heavy wearing apparel. Send
for pamphlet on the Klondike free.
The Ppovidenee Fw Go
Providence, R. I.
Wants all Kinds of Raw Furs, Skins, Gin
seng, Seneca, etc. Prices quoted for next
sixty days are as follows:
Price list on all other furs and skins fur
nished upon application. Full prices guar
anteed, careful selection, courteous treat
ment, and immediate remittance on all con
TUIIQ JADPR ts kept on file at E. C.
n I O t Mr dlV LAKE'S Advertising
Agency. and 65 Merchants Exchange. San Fran
cisco. California where contracts for advertising
can beraade for II.
Beaver (per lb.).
$15 00 to 5150 00
. 5 00 " 25 00
4 00 " 9 00
2 00 " 9 00
3 00 " 3 50
1 00 *' 2 00
i 00 41 2 00
o 75 " 2 00
0 25 " I oc
o 50 " O 75
0 20 " o 25
| ilaDGg's Musis Mall
lacd ilofi Rooms.
Illprjto Finest Liquors and Oigare
in the city.
FRANK CLANCY, Manager.
el Sound 5Io
Olympic and Rainier Flours
have been the standards on
the Sound for years (see
fac similes of the sacks
herewith). They have
now reached the first place
in Alaska. A sack of either
will make more loaves of
than will a sack of any
ther flour in the market. When every man and
^oman in Alaska knows this there won't be any other flours used,
sale by the leading merchants.
PUGET SOUND FLOURING MILLS CO.
Crack ' Toof and Stouts Snag Proof
See that the Heels and Knees are st nped as
per cuts, as none others are genuine.
Belting, Packing and i
Rubber floods of Every Description
q <b ^ rrJ
__ (TKADE HAKK) f l|
? PROOF R:
f n CJ I:
Goodyear Rubber Co.
It. H. l'EASE,
Vlco-l'res. <t Manager
577 & 570 Market St., SAN FRANCISCO.
78 A 75 First St., PORTLAND, ORE.
D & B Building Paper
D & B Hoofing . . .
P & B Paint .....
OFFICE IN THE
Broadway, near Bond, Skajjuay, Alaska !
Is complete without
P & B BULDING PAPER
P & B ROOFING
P & B PAINT
tbe bottom of yoar boat
Ask your dealer or address
PARAFFINE FAINT CO.. gale Maker.
ELY E. WEARE. Pres.,
Vlce-F"r??. & oen. M(tr.
W. W. We?i?.
C. A. WEARE. Press.
Sec. St Triflic Mpr.
E. A. GAG I;, Auditor.
FORT GET THERE.
Si. Michael, Island
WEARE, Alaifca, .
CIRCLE CITY. Alaika
FORT CUDAHY. N. W. T.
DAWSON. N. W. T.
Fort Gbt Them, 8i. M Ichaf
Island. Mouth of Yukon River
P. B. Weare, 1 H. Hamilton. J. J. Heaty, ft & Power, Mn dudahY and Klondike.
Carrying Mjtht to all points on Yukon Rlvor
CHICAGO OFFICE :-Room 290 Old Colony Bldg.
PACIFIC COAST OFFICES :~S California St., San Francisco, Cal.; 618 First Avenue, Seattle, Wash.
ATLANTIC COAST OFFICE 303 Produce Exchange, New York City.
First steamer for the Season of 1898 leaves Seattle June 1, and steamers every two weeks thereafter. Carrying
passengers and freight direct to the Yukon Gold Fields. For rates or further information write or apply to any of
the Company's offices. ? ' ~
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