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ALASKA-OUR NATIONAL EDEN
Ai. \ ?KA hould no Ion et ?be catted "No Man's jT""^ !.. m 1." Ala ;... i our frontier wonderland, an I nib ; ' rts we musl make it the Empire ?,i the North. It i nol E i ry Man1 Land, b* will nul loleral bul t.. the thon lm.il ?1 will offer milescriliable i'i !,i ementa, It is a tcrriti>ry unique in il tnatii?, in its climate, in i!s physical beauties. Point Barrow, ils ti' .i tliernmosl . ape, i ?? i an an / p .in' in world .. th of ?lit- equator; are likewi ? warmer lhan any poinl in the world in of the infltti life of ti I : I I ? lion ; have a ? limate mon I : ?re equa? ble than thai of Washington, I). C. ?1 two elii bell ire known as th* 'I .?!? ?i! i * rainy, ha mil?! w inti r- an I interior region . I |>art, dry, ha evert' wii bul wann The immense quadrangle is divided into three zon |i tftj ? ? " laii vhicti leave between them plaii the *i vith more than ?,0!K1 mili ? ' ?f ni. ?gabl 11 Kti kokv im * .i 1.1, Alii "m all the eenii beaut* Norway, Sweileii, and the TynJ. Il mountain are hijj : I ' ?*arf the Mer le ( '.I... ..I. ? Switzerland, whii h ai closed by inland val < i. r- termin?t* on i . horder or int* rior ri wit ii iwering froiil - hundn t and ? in width. K! peaee and silei v.!' of lar-"'I ' vim. , pii : . I i or I RI " ' in how. In the foi lei nee ti States i r means of prot* ression "t a fon ami wit liotll i- v',im,ii;hi,. (MU. : , Il M M HI inhabitants, 1 in 1,(101) foi n in Yet it i and I land in the Unite?! Si it? . For al ? ration il wa the rieh han company. ' unde? veloped. A territory one-fifth the iz? of tin- United . ontain I? I han I.immi mili - of an* I tl il ..ni he called a wagon road. If lias a few in* ? ?.o ;?!? i I roads, which termin ? ? m, either in the wild? i r at a privat?' industry. Por this i 1 ? ' upon an appr< tion ' ' vi.t.lMHIJNHI '. : . ..n -? ; ?:?: ' -: ? r: 1.1 I? ' '?nly ?vith th i t least two reaching from open harb*?? va I interior I ironderful !? n be <lev( !"!.'??! and made to sei i?i" man. Buil ?nitude, and n in ? rin** f( al will be ? ? ond the Panama 'anal. VV ? inducements ueh work could never be un? der! tal. Il i! work will I? ill be :1a!.It- by the !: he n ader. Ah '!.' An i rii an ? him i-ll i' : .11 a' ? ? I ? . ij n?.i I. ? , : ? ilitie . II ? inly i' i By FRANKLIN K. LANE, Secretary of the Interior HT hen (now ?.tops the train, near Sc-arii. Alaska, in winter time. American his fortunes in tory comprising IM miles of railroad, of whi l-'i of the Nome, S. war.! Peninsula road, Solo? mon R ? I, and eighl miles of the Cook Inlel road ar.- ? ? and six miles of the f?a talla ml C u with tl N I i n S an dinavia! N'orway, a intry <?ne qu 1.1 " . ? ??i: The v. intei re 645 miles, trails I .?">?'>' ? I . ?r winter 459 of which ha id the dcvel of the various mining ? \V< lia ' ter. B to sub? stitute something "I ?le value to th? hould we nol < arry oui a ?nable demand and ? pie? It should not ise who live in i'ould engage in her . people ai'? ?i?.m? builders. They r wealth by the rigors ol a long thai broughi them from Europi to Virginia and Ma take them today to Montana hewan. The demand for homes is greater than the mpply. The Uni lately opened to entry ? I land in Montana for which there w? ?? 10,000 mta for i ?n, and only 7,(100 ol en an opportunity t< ? Surely a low of the unsu plieants would be d< t? m d fr??m horn? I h ling A ? . was only made less isolated by adequate, I, transport Perhaps wi rted sooner to develop gold m (laying quantities were made in scattered lo were quartz lodes, nol placers, Juneau, 1880, follow, i P. ?; Mile on the Yukon, 000 mil in IHS0. Ci C lucing Yki eight "1. and in 1800 th Kenai Penin? sula came to l 100 i the indii Scolai Pas?, .-.i mut.- from Copper I?..--, c?. White I?..?.?.. ?howing character of connu?, ne? r.iili.i.J? miel lincee. : the vv'.rM in 1897, thirl after tl ?Th? lesson taught by th? ? i tal we know little ol forth, . ' ? ' ridel .p.! far ap i ry form . nablinij known. < H ?.'.. ai uni; I. The reman. n 1 ilic roai ]'. '?/.?? until within ?ping. Sine then ?? up our miiul - I and I . . ; migl \ new B try 'lday. T id for the ? tog. arly and full n possibiliti i hinery i"i" the purpo I - exi it ing ? there can be no ?atisfa? tory administration. A :' tering laws al a disl '..inhi miles from the \* tii .n is almost absurd. Mu? h v. her of t untry an by an t* ? an and the land calling for al i rid for liall .Ma? llei' own revei her land- and mines, should rail- and telephone lin? . quickly available to the world. In -, I t the administrai ly lead t" a prompt "i Alaska as pan of the tin I . - ally. Al n an era of unpat I ' ? Ilenl - ? 1 ? I'M ? $67,100,51 ? Alaska, 1 ? ?i ? '