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Alaskans Are Pound
in Par-away Tahiti
Alexander M. Archangelski and wife
are in Juneau bavins conn from Sitka
on the last trip of the Georgia, and
will leave on the Curacao tomorrow.
They are enroute to Tahiti, one of
the Society islands, an oceanic group,
about 11' days' run from San Fran
cisco and on the path of the Aus
tralian boats.
Mr. and Mrs. Archangelski are
anions the oldest pioneers of Alaska.
The former is a Russian by birth and
ca lie to Sitka l''> years ago as a Rus
sian school teacher. He became fas
cinated with mining and went to
Berkley California where he took the
course in the College of Mines.. After
ward returning to Sitka, he became
the engineer in charge of the develop
ment of the DeGroff mine, now known
as the Chichagoff mine. This proper
ty was developed to the producing
staue without the investment of a sin
ale dollar of coin. Mr. Archangelski
employed natives and sacked enough
of the tloat quartz found near the lead
to pay for opening up the mine and
the erection of a small four-stamp
mill. This was in 1905; afterward
the property passed into the hands of
another company through consolida
tion with the Mills property and a
le stamp mill has now been in suc
cessful operation for several years.
Mr Archangelski says the mine is on
a true fissure vein and that it has a
very fine future.
Mrs Archangelski was formerly
Miss Paulina Cohen and she canie to
Sitka as a child 10 years ago. Her
father. Abraham Cohen was present
wit- :i tin Stars and Stripes were first
hoisted at Sitka. She taught school
and kit r became the postmistress,
holding the latter position for twelve
years. They are both very fond of
Alaska and their old time friends,
many of whom live in Juneau.
Mr. Archangelski still retains an in
terest in the Hirst mine, just oppo
site the ChichagofT mine. This prop
erty is now being developed.
Two years ago Mr. and Mrs. Arch
angelski made the journey to Tahiti
ami remained there fifteen months,
establishing themselves in a bamboo
house to which they are now return
ing and which is to be their future
home but of course, they say Alas
ka will always be their real home.
Tahiti is an island about 45 miles
long and two to ten miles in width.
It is mountainous, like Southeastern
Alaska .having peaks reaching an el
evation of S.000 feet. The climate is
semi-tropical almost like Hawal, only
more delightful.
The sun shine 265 days out of each
year with occasional showers. Ten
' miles distant is the island of Moorca,
said to be the most picturesque bit of
! land in the world. The capital of the
group is Papeete on Tahiti. It has a
population of 2,500 and is the only
city on the island. The entire pop
ulation numbers about 11.000. twenty
five hundred of whom are whites. The
natives are Polynesian and are a very
fine, mild-mannered, kind-hearted peo
ple. There has not been a murder on
the island since the advent of the
whites. The country is under the
French flag but Hnglish is the lang
uage spoken theres. The white popu
lation is cosmopolitan.
The principal commercial product
of the island is copra, or dried coaco
nut and vanila, though all kinds of
tropical fruits including bananas,
grow in abundance.
After the strenuous days at Chicha
j goff .Mr. and Mrs. Archangelski sought
recreation in the South Seas. They
' enjoyed the ease and comfort of that
delightful clime so much that they
are returning. It is their intention
of buying a vanila and coaconut plan
; tat ion and settle down for a period
I before returning to Alaska.
Mr. Archangelski has a fine library
in their home and he says the climate;
and surroundings are such that con-1
duces to a full appreciation of good j
| reading.
A number of old Alaska prospectors
have found the haven of rest at Tahi
ti. Amang them might be mentioned
McDonald and Hyatt from Fairbanks.
Heminger. of Yakutat. and Cobb of
' Sitka. Game Warden Tollman, of
Seward, has a son there now and is
preparing to fly for the Southland
himself. The thought is pleasing to
both Mr. and Mrs. Archangelski that
Alaskans are finding out the place.
"Oh. yes, we are coming back to
Alaska again." they said, "we could
not really stay stay away you know. ;
We must come up here to cool off?
j besides this is home."
SITKA. Feb. ">.?L)r. White has sold
his tine gasoline launch, Goldenrod to
.Messrs. Newell and Young, who in
tend to convert it into a halibut fish
ing boat.
Mr. Henry came up front the
Springs, much improved from his short
stay there.
Besides the passengers on the Dor
othy M.. from the Springs, there was
a nine hiundred-pound halibut in tow.
The Klk is in from Chichagoff with
usual brick of gold good for the eyes.
Mr. Freeburn. the superintendent of
the Chichagoff mines, came in on the
Dr. White has sent for material to
build a boat 72 feet long and 22 feet
wide, in which he expects to install a
l?0-hor?" power Diesel engine.
The halibut boats are fishing in this
vicinity with success. A number of
them have gone to Petersburg, Ket
chikan and Seattle with their catches,
while a few local fishermen are ship
ping from here.
Supt. W. G. Beattie has been spend
ing a few days here looking over the
government Indian school.
Miss Esther Gibson, who for the;
last 16 years has been the nurse and
the medical department for the Shel
don Jackson mission school, is going
to fill a like position for the govern
ment under Supt. W. G. Beattie. at
Kake. There is great fear here that
it might be permanent. Miss Gib
son is highly esteemed here and every
one regrets to see her go.
?Valentines! Valentines!?
SEE Barrager's window display. 2-4tf
Phone your want ads to The Dally
F.mpire, phone 3-7-4.
('. L. Dunbar, formerly of Nevada.1
but more recntly from Yukon Terri
tory is in Juneau but will leave in
a few weeks for Seattle.
.Mr. Dunbar lias put in about eight
months at prospecting in the Pelly
rives watershed and speaks favorably
of that section as a field for the pros
pector. The Felly has not been pros
pcted very thoroughly. .Mr. Dunbar
says. In fact there are vast areas
that show no evidence of having been
visited by whites or even Indians.
There is a schist-porphyry forma
tion in one section of the Pelly wat
ershed that offers alluring induce
ments to the man who makes pros
pecting his calling. Mr. Dunbar, who
has prospected nearly all his life and
who knows the Nevada hills like an
open book, is particularly impressed
with this section. He says that there
are splendid surface indications of
good quartz deposits but absolutely no
prospecting has been done aloug this
Mr. Dunbar became interested in a
placer prospect. He never reached
bed rock and so feels rather diflident
about expressing himself on the sub
ject. "It looks good to me," he said,
"and I'm going back." Further than
this Mr. Dunbar refuses to be quoted.
Gold is encountered in the gravel as
far down as he had sunk and evidently
in encouraging quantity.
From Seattle Mr. Dunbar will pro
ceed to Vancouver and secure some
pack horses. He expects to come up
in April and go in over the ice with
his pack animals and outfit. There
is a trading station belonging to Tay
lor & Drury about 200 miles up the
Pelly but Mr. Dunbar will evidently
pack a part of his outfit cross country.
There is no one in his section of the
country but himself.
Phone your subscription to The
Daily Empire. Phone 3-7-4.
FOUND?On Salmon creek road a
lady's coat. Enquire at Burford's. t.f.
Wants To Know
About f. Dunn
.Marshal Herbert L. Faulkner today
received a leter from Thos. K. Lane
of Springfield, Massachusetts, making
inquiry into the history of Frank
Dunn, who was killed at the Duudes
Bay Cannery last July.
The letter states that Mrs. Lane
had a brother named Frank Dunn,
who came West with the Alaska gold
fever; that he was then only in his
They have not heard from hint for
a long time. Frank Dunn, the missing
man was then in San Francisco.
Marshal Faulkner, replied giving all
the particulars in his possession and
as good a description as possible. The
only photograph of the dead man
known to exist Is an exhibit in the
custody of the court.
School Teachers'
hazy Geography
The Governor's otlice this morning
received inquiries from four teach
ers in various parts of the United
States, seeking positions in the
schools of Alaska, all of the letters
having been addressed to Sitka in
stead of Juneau. In the same mail
were several other letters addressed
to the Governor at Sitka, among them
being one from the president of an
agricultural college in the Middle
West, and another from a man in Se
attle who is evidently a writer on le
gal subjects. The Governor says that
fully half of the whole number of in
quiries received from school teachers
are addressed to him at Sitka.
The rumor that the settlement had
been broken off in the land case at
Cordova between John Dalton and the
Katalla Company is a mistake.
The case will be settled. The fulf
facts regarding thereto will be pub
lished in The Umpire as soon as con
Several of the victims of the post
otlice walk disaster of a week ago are
still confined to their rooms by their
Councilman Fries was 011 the street
today but still has a sore head. .Mrs.
Fries is still confined to the house
from her injuries.
Mrs. Bergman is trying to get about
but is very lame yet. Her niece Miss
Wilde is unable to walk yet on account
of a very badly sprained ankle.
Col. Wm. Winn is still confined to
his home but under the eare of Doc
tor Simpson is getting along nicely
and hopes to be out soon.
The Ladies' Guild, of Trinity Epis
copal church will give an entertain
ment at the Orpheum for the benefit
of the church's work. An excellent
program ha3 been arranged, as fol
Overture Selected
High School Band
Motion Pictures
Song Selected
Monte Snow
Song?"Sing Me to Sleep"
Mrs. Trantow
Motion Picture
Song Mr. Harry Fisher
Illustrated Song Monte Snow
Comedy Motion Picture
Song Selected
Mr. Pitshain
Comedy Mr. Spickett
Judge Overfield has recovered suf
ficlently to hold court, therefore court
will convene at ten a. m. tomorrow.
There will be a meeting of the
city council tonight.
Lloyd Cherry went back to Jualin
on the Georgia today.
Superintendent Nieding of the Ken
sington mine took passage this morn
ing for Comet
Turks Lose 5,000 Men
in Three Days Battle
LONDON. Keb. 7.?There has been
severe fighting all along the line in
the Gallipoli peninsula, according to
a dispatch to the Dniily Chronicle.
That the slaughter has been terri
fic is shown by the fact that the Turks
admit that they have lost five thous
and men since last Tuesday.
The hospital supplies are also said
to be insuiiicient and the suffering is
The ambulance corps and the sur
geons have been busy both day and
night taking care of the wounded.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7?The offic
ial report upon the Friedmann tuber
culosis cure is being turned out by
the government printing office.
NEW YORK, Feb. 7.?Dr. Austin
I?. Held, of Pittsburg, has arrived here
from Europe bringing the first Fried
mann tuberculosis serum to this coun
try. |
PITTSBURG. Pa., Feb. 7.?Dr. Au
stin B. Held, who arrived here from
London, brinsing Fried man n's con
sumption serum, has innoculated his
wife, who is a victim of tuberculosis |
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Bill to enforce the
Commission's Findings
WASHINGTON, Fob. 7.?Delegate,
Wickersham said today that he would
immediately introduce a bill to put in
to force the recommendations of the
Alaska Railroad Commission and those
of President Tuft, with regard to rail
road construction in Alaska.
Delegate Wickershain says he fav
ors any route, so as to get prompt con
0LY.MP1A, Wash., Feb. 7. ? A bill!
aimed at Socialists and the Industrial
Workers of the World, has been intro
duced in the State Legislature by Rep
resentative CraiR, of Chehalis County.
The bill provides that all teachers
employed In the public schools of the
State and students attending State in
stitutions of learning shall be re
quired to take an oath to support the I
Constitution and the laws of the State
and Nation.
ter testifying before the .Money Trust
investigation committee for twelve
minutes today, at his home here, Will
iam Rockefeller was forced to re
tire. He exhibited symptoms of lar
yngeal spasms.
Gambler Pays
Graft 17 Years
NEW YORK, Feb. 7.?Before the
Aldermanic Committee which is in
vestigating police grafting, James Pur
celle, a gambler for seventeen years
testified that during al lthat time he
had paid the police for protection.
NEW YORK, Feb. 7.?According to :
the oflicial form of the dissolution of.
the merger between the Southern Pa-'
cific and the Union Pacific railroads,
the Union Pacific is given the owner
ship of the Central Pacific.
It is expected that the entire reor
ganization of the companies will be
perfected within a few weeks.
SAN ANTONIO. Tex., Feb. 7.?Gen
eral Pascual Orozco, of Mexico, who
has been detained here as a prisoner
for some time has been released. Or
ozco was arrested on a charge of us
ing American territory as a base for
operations against the Mexican govern
MUST PAY $5,800
TRENTON, N. J? Feb. 7.?Dr. J.
J. Artlitz has been awarded a judg
ment for $5,800 against Mayor W. J.
Gaynor, of New York, for profession
al services at the time he was shot by
Gollagher in Hoboken.
H. S. Tripp was a passenger for
| Pearl harbor on today's Georgia.
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 7.?James
Beasley, today charicterized as "black
mail," the charge that his wife was
still married to him. Asked as to the
broken engagement with .Miss Wood,
he answered: "Anything that the
Wood family said is O. K."
SAN SALVADOR, Feb. 6. ? Presi
dent Araufo, of Salvador, was shot
several times today by assassins. His
condition is dangerous.
CETTINJE, Montenegro, Feb. 7.
Russian Emperor has presented 73,000
bushels of grain to the Montenegrin
people. The corn was brought to An
tivari by steamer. It will go far to
relieve the distress caused by the
NEW YORK, Feb. 7?The shake-up
in the New York Police force contin
ues as a result of the exposure being
made through the police investigation
committee. The ramifications of the
graft system as operated in this city,
have been more extensive than was
thought possible. Police Commission
er Rhinelander Waldo last night sus
pended Police Captain James Hussey
and James F. Thompson, who were
shown to have been implicated in the
big extortions of money from gam
blers and dissolute women.
33 1-3% DISCOUNT!
On all ladies', tailor-made suits,
coats and one-piece dresses
One-third off ? one-third off ? Must
have room for Spring goods.
AIKEN, S. C., Feb. 7.?Millionaire
Beach, of New York, on trial here for
assaulting his wife, has been ac
The Greeks to Attack
Constantinople Prom Sea
SOFIA, Bulgaria, Feb. 7. A state-r
ment issued by the Bulgarian war of
fice gives out the main object of the
Bulgarian armies, aside from reduc
ing Adrianople. Bulgaria proposes to
force a passage through the Turkish
lines and thus reach the Dardanelles, j
As soon as this is established the
Greek fleet will be enabled to enter
the Sea of Marmora and attack Con
stantinople directly from the sea.
LONDON, Feb. 7. -A Constantinople
dispatch to a news agency says that I
the position of the Young Turk gov
ernment is generally believed to be
very unstable. The treasury is empty
I and it is not known how it will be pos
Bible to supply the army with provis
There has been much talk of an Aus
trian-German-Jewish intrigue. In
circles favorable to the late Cabinet
large quantities of money are said to
have been distributed. The affair is
even connected with the German de
lay in subscribing o the joint note
of the powers. It is impossible to
say how much truth there Is in such
SOFIA, Feb. 7.?The commanders
of the Balkan forces at Adrianople,
have refused to permit foreigners to
leave the city or e>iablish u neutral
zone there.
Wilson Only Sure as
to Revision of Tariff
TRENTON, N. J., Feb. 7? Presi-|
dent-elect Wood row Wilson said today ,
that aside from revising the tariff
downward he had not decided as to
other legislation that he will recoin- '
mend for the consideration of Con- '?
gress at the special session. j'
A number of Alaskans from Wash
ington have called upon Governor Wil
son to urge him to take up the Alas
ka question at once and urge its con
sideration at the special session, but
with what results is not known.
i WASHINGTON, Feb. 7.?A state
ment issued yesterday by the Postof
fice Department says that parcels to
the number of forty million were han
dled by the parcel post during the
month of January. Chicago leads with
a record of four million for the month.
LONDON, Feb. 7. ? - James Uryce, j
ambassador to the United States, who
will be succeeded by Sir Arthur
Spring-Rice, has been appointed a
member of the permanent arbitration
court at The Hague.
SEATTLE, Feb. 7.?Lillian Graham,
an actress who acquired sudden notor
iety in New York a couple of years
ago by shooting W. E. D. Stokes, a
millionaire, in the legs, has instructed
her Seattle attorneys to procure a i
record of her birth, as such is required
by the laws of France, that she may
wed a wealthy Parisian.
Miss Graham and a companion, Miss
Conrad were acquitted upon trial of
attempt to murder Stokes.
WASHINGTON, Fob. 7. ? United
States Senator Shelby M. Cullom is
dangerously ill, and his physicians say 1
his recovery is extremely doubtful.
Senator Cullom is 84 years of age.
He was elected to the United States
Senate in 1883, and has served con
tinuously since that time. His term
expires March 3.
Today the son of Judge and Mrs.
Gunnison. Royal A. Gunnison, jr., is
having his fourth birthday celebration
at the family home.
About thirty of his young friends
have stormed the house by invitation j
and are having a royal good time.
BATTLE CREEK. Mich., Feb. 7. ?
Learning that he would have no choir
last Sunday because the leader had
resigned, the Rev. William H. Phelps
of the First Methodist church adver
tised music by prominent New York
singers. The pastor used a talking
machine. While some of those pres
ent went away talking adversely about
"canned music" in church, most of
them were well satisfied.
SPRINGFIELD, Ills., Feb. 7.?The
Democratic members of the Legisla
ture will caucus next .Monday night
preparatory to balloting on the Tues
day following for the United States
Senator. The endorsement of Colonel
James Hamilton Lewis will be consid
ered. Lewis was the choice for United
States Senator to succeed Senator Cul
lorn, at the Democratic primary last
summer. The Republican choice was
Lawrence Stringer.
In the Legislature none of the po
litical parties lias a majority on joint
PRINCETON, N. J., Feb. 7.?Pres
identelect Wood row Wilson gave the
secret service oilicers the slip yester
day afternoon and walked alone to the
library of Princetor. University and
began the drafting of his inaugural
Referring to the address he said:
"I Intend to he at. brief as possi
CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 27.?That
there are two hundred girls under
eighteen years of age on the verge
of Illegitimate motherhood in Cal
gary, that there private rooms in con
nection with the most popular grills
where mere children are wined and
dined, and that there are licensed
chauffeurs picking up young girls in
loads, are unchallenged statements
concerning local social conditions
made by Alderman Frost in the city
council. His remarkable charges were
made in support of the curfew law,
which the Alderman fathered and
which failed of passage.
PHOENIX, Arizona. Feb. 7. ? Vice
President Thomas Ft. Marshall, who
is staying here for the benefit of his
health, has accepted an invitation to
address the Legislature on Monday
DENVER, Feb. 7.?JosephW. Gilln
ly, treasurer of the Denver & Fio
Grande railroad, and an employee of
that company since 1872, is dead.
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