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Washington Fir
Direct to User
Build of Hewitt-Lea-Funck
Co. Washington Fir ? the
wood that won't shrink, pull
apart, crack, check or warp.
Timbers for Mines;
Send List for Price
Lumber from our own forests, cut
in our own mills and sold direct.
Send list for proof of saving.
Square deal guarantee backed by
One Million Dollars invested in
tbe business. Millwork Catalog
free. Prize PlanJSook (all practi
cal homes) . Ten Cents
JUNEAU STEAMSHIP CO.
United States Mall
STEAMER GEORGIA
Juneau-Sitka Route
Lcares Juneau tor Douglas. Fun
ter. Hoonah, Gypsum. Tonakee,
Killisnoo. Chatham and Sitka every
Wednesday at 12:01 a. m.
Juneau-Skagway Route
Leaves Juneau tor Douglas, Eagle
River, Sentinel Light Station, El
drtd Rock Light Station, Comet
Haines, Skagway every Sunday at
12:01 a. m. Returning, leaves
Skagway the following day at 12:02
a. m.
WILLIS E. NOWELL. MANAGER
?III I >1 I II I I I I I M III I I I I I II
;? The Alaska Grill ?
!. The Beit Appointed
! ' Place in Town
I Best of Everything Served !
at Moderate Prices
Telephone 211 P. O. Bo* 496
Scandinavian
/*** _ Oppooilr
Urocery citya**
Imported and Fancy Groceries
AH Fruits and Vegetables
in Season General Mer
chandise. Miter's ?d<1 Fuh
?mu't Oitfitilal * Specialty
Full IVtight and Accurate Service
A Trial Order and you
tcill he Convinced
In the interest of our town
lets patronize our home
merchants
F. WOLLAND
Will give you the Best in
Clothing, both as to style,
and quality, and at the right
price, too.
lib B. Second St., Phone 6b
GOOD SEGARS
POCKET BILLIARDS
1 Dave's Place 1
A Pipe for Every Fact
PIPE REPAIRING
ST. GEORGE HOU8E.
Everything new. Good light and
*ell ventilated rooms. Baths, electric
lght. Good board.
Reasonable rates by the day, week
>r month. 4-18-tf
MRS. A. E. VESTAL.
FARMING DEVELOPS
IN KNIK COUNTRY
CORDOVA, Aug. 3. ? Among the
passengers going through on the
Evans for Knlk was Axel Olson and
family. Axel Is an old Alaskan sour
dough and sailed from Seattle with a
complete modern outfit of machinery,
tools and other equipment to estab
lish a farm 15 miles from Knlk An
chorage. The shipment contains
everything neoded* for general and
dairy farming, including plows, cul
tivators. harrows, mowors, milk sep
arators, coolers and the hundred and
one other appliances needed on a
farm. In addition Olson is taking a
shipment of stock up on the Evans.
Ten Jersey and Holstein cows, six
hogs, 50 chickens, three goese and
three horses form the major part of
the shipment.
Another passenger on the Evans
was Fred Laubner, a mining man,
formerly of Seward. Mr. Laubner
recently sold his addition to Seward
townsite for 330,000 to Robert Ash
land, and will go Into the stock-raising
business near Knlk. He Is shipping
15 head of fine cattle to Knlk on the
Admiral Evans as a nucleus of his
herds.
KETCHIKAN ASSAYER
LOCATES PLATINUM
KETCHIKAN. Aug. 1?Recently In
assaying a copper ore from Karta
Bay. Edwin Brown, assayer. detected
the presence of .platinum?further In
vestigation showed it to be present in
Quantities varying from a trace to .32
oz.. per ton (present quotation $44.00
per ounce.) His attention was called
to platinumiferous copper ore from the
Clnrance straits side of Kasaan pen
insula an assay showing $1.80 per ton
; platinum. These points are several
miles from one another. Both are in
altered period Ite. That platinum is
wide-spread Is apparently evident.
. The Bureau of Mines has asked to be
I kept informed and if further results
warrant they will make a special in
vestigation.
FINE ORE SPECIMEN
FROM GOLDEN EAGLE
CORDOVA, Aug. 4.?Harry Rolfe re
turned Monday evening from Port
Wells, to which place he had towed
a barge loaded with lumber and sup
plies for the Golden Eagle Mining
Company. He brought with him a
large sample of ore from the property
of the company, which has been plac
ed on exhibition in the window of
the Chamber of Commerce rooms.
The specimen is a fair average of
the ore body on the claim, and while
not of the spectacular variety, it shows
some free gold. The vein from which
the ore was taken is fifty feet in wid
th. and an average of sixteen assays
of the ore from various places along
the width and length of the vein gives
$16.40 to the ton. Within this vein.
aowever, are inree siriugera ranging
from one to three feet In width, which
run extremely high In value.
A five-stamp mill, Pelton wheel,
pipe, etc., has been purchased by the
company, and left Seattle on the
steamer yesterday. The company ex
pects to have the same Installed and
the mill in operation within a very
short time, all the preliminary work,
such as the foundations for the mill,
cutting out for the pipe line, and the
erection of a dam, having been com
pleted. The stream supplying the
water for power carries an ample sup
ply for the purpose all the year round.
PETERSBURG FISHERMAN
LOSES SEINE BOAT
PETERSBURG, Aug. 1.?CapL Had
land, of the Redflsh, returned from
Point Ellis Friday morning and re
ported having had a sformy trip.
The Captain brought the news that
Pete Seth had lost his seine boat last
Tuesday evening while Mr. Seth and
his two partners were crossing the
sound between Spruce and Turnabout
Islands, with their boat loaded with
fish, an immense wave struck the
boat and filled it. and in no time it
sank in 160 fathoms of water. The
men had barely time to jump aboard
a small skifT they had in tow before
their load went down.
The Schcold, which was the name
of the boat, was used partly for living
quarters for the men and partly for
carrying the fish. Consequently, they
lost, clothes, provisions and all.
Since the law went into effect re
quiring owners of motor vehicles to
secure licenses for their machines,
certificates have been taken out for
twenty-four automobiles and four
motorcycles in Dawson. Several more
automobiles are coming, and the town
probably will have 30 to 35 before
snow flies.
ALASKA'S OPPORTUNITY
? IS NOW AT HAND
Alaska's opportunity Is at hand.
The government Is preparing to In
stall an exhibit of Alaskan products
at the Panama-Pacific International
exposition, and a special invitation
haa been extended to all farmers of
the Territory to furnish samples of
the crops that can be grown undor the
tropical rays of the midnight sun.
Tan ana farmers especially aro request
ed to contribute to the collection of
Northern-grown cereals and other
products, and we feel safe In pre
dicting that the exhibit shipped from
our fertile valley will constitute one
of the big attractions of the exposi
tion.
This is the opportunity wo have
been anxiously awaiting. It gives us
our chanco to show the world what
we can do, agriculturally, In this
Northern country, and we have no
doubt the display will prove sufficient
ly Impressive to attract many home
seekers to Interior Alaska. It Is the
best kind of advertising that we can
get, and the more complete the exhib
it, the greater the results will be.
The Alaska exhibit will be seen by
hundreds of thousands of persons who
have heard much but who know little
of our country and less of the particu
lar valley which Is our home. Their
interest in Alaska has been aroused
by the passage of the railroad bill
unu uy iuu promise or development
in all parts of the Territory. They
will look for the Alaska exhibit If
they know that there is one at the ex
position, but we venture to say that
few of the strangers will be prepared
for the sight which will greet their
eyes. They will learn from one glimp
se at the Alaska exhibit than we
could hope to teach them with many
volumes of printed matter descriptive
of our resources.
The farmers of Interior Alaska ap
preciate the importance of such an
exhibit, and wo can rely upon them
to respond enthusiastically to the call
for samples which has been Issued by
the government through Superintend
ent Neal of the experiment farm. But
someone must assist in the work of
assembling the exhibit and preparing
It for shipment to San Francisco. This
comes properly within the scope of
the Commercial club, and affords that
body a splendid opportunity to con
tribute to the success of the under
taking. A friendly administration has
given us the chance to show what we
can do, and it is up to us to make
good. It is to be hoped that there will
be no lack of co-operation.?Fairbanks
Times.
WHAT BIG CROPS
MEANS TO COUNTRY
It Is difficult to grasp the full moan
ing of the figures published by the
Federal Department of Agriculture on
the crop profits of the present year.
Of the thirty-eight million persons
| engaged in gainful occupations in the
1 entire country, as reported in the last
census, twelve millions, or nearly one
third. are at work on the farms.
Fancy the increased ability to buy
.commodities that unprecedented har
vests will bring to these millions!
And when they begin to buy all the
wheels of industry and trade are set
in motion. The entire economic struc
ture from the bottom up is lifted.
And as to money values?It is like
ly that this year's crops will be worth
at least 110,000,000,000. Alongside
such a sum the $82,000,000 gold ex
ported to Europe since the beginning
of the year lookB like "loose change."
?New York Herald.
A LETTER FOR YOU?
List of letters remaining unclaimed
in Juneau. Alaska, postofflce on Aug.
1, 1914. Parties claiming same should
say "advertised" and give date of
same.
\Vm. Aiken, Amel Anderson, Jacob
Anderson, Emll Anderson (2), Jno. All
dred, R. Bain, Jackson Brown, D. J.
Connolly, F. Coctzovlch, Helen Camp
bell, Johany Dufrane, Jno. Day, J.
Davis, Harry Dlscon, Ernie Elphls
tone, Jno. Ferguson (2), Charles Fer
ry, Emrlc Johnson, Fred Qleger, Krlst
Kristofferson, C. E. Lambert, E. Bow
man. W. H. Buruot, Geo. Blackmer. R.
C. Melnhart. Juluis Nystrom, Fred J.
Nelson, S. S. Oklljevlch, Mrs. C. Prlt
chard, R. D. Pickett, M. Popovlch, H.
F. Riley, J. E. Stott (3). Harney Sulli
van, Ward Scroufe, Savo Soknlk, Geo.
Schmidt, Earl T. Stannard, Steve
Stanlch. D. Thomas, J. Tillus, C. B.
Taylor, Bendlgh Tradel, Thomas Tail
or, E. Tatul, Wm. Warlry, Ben Wil
son, Johnie Williams. E. R. White,
Chas. Watson, Henry D. Walsh (2),
Johan Zenkoff.
FOR SALE.
I am forced to sell my fine small
pony (part Shetland and part Arabian)
and two seated carriage. Will sell to
right party cheap. Enquire Jaxon's
rink. 8-3-tf.
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WHO BRANDED THIS
200 POUND HALIBUT?
Down at the Now England plant In
Kotchikan is a big bnlibut that weighs
over two hundred pounds dressed,
with markg on its back that look like
the figures and letters "1907 A K."
The fish was caught o(T Cape George
by the schooner Senator and taken to
Ketchikan, and the fact of the mark
ings on its back reported to the Cus
toms House. As far as anyone has
been able to discover there has been
no attempt on the part of either the
American or Canadian governments
to mark any halibut. This kind of
fish grow slowly, which makes it hard
to believe that the fish could have
been caught as recently as 1907, and
then turned loose after being marlced,
as the genoral impression among the
fishermen is that the halibut grows
but a few pounds a year, which would
make this particular speciman weigh
at least 150 pounds in 1907, which was
but seven years ago. In case anyone
reading this knows anything about
this particular fish, tho New England
Fish company would appreciate it if
word concerning same would be sent
them as many people are naturally
interested in knowing about it.
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ADVERTISEMENT OF ATTACH
MENT.
WHEREAS. A libel has been filed in
the District Court of the Territory of
Alaska, Division Number One, at Ju
neau. Alaska, against Bert Lang, own
er. and the gasoline launch White
Star, alleging that between the 16th
day of October, 1912, and the 21st day
of March, 1913, at the special request
of said owner, Ubollnnts furnished said
launch merchandise, stores and sup
plies, on the credit of said owner and
said launch, to the value of $153.85,
and which has not been paid, and
praying that the said launch, her en
gines, boilers, machinery, tackle, ap
parel and furniture, may bo con
demned and sold to pay the demands
of tho said court to me directed, I do
hereby, In pursuance of the monition of
the said court to be directed, I do here
by give public notice to all persons
claiming, or otherwise having, any in
terest in the said vessel, her engines,
boilers, machinery, tackle apparel and
furniture, that they be and appear be
fore the said court on the 3d day of
September next, at 10 o'clock in the
forenoon, then and there to interpose
their claims and make their allega
tions in that behalf.
Dated July 31st, 1914.
H. A. BISHOP,
U. S. Marshal.
By HECTOR McLEAN, Deputy.
A. B. CALLAHAM,
H. B. LE FEVRE,
Proctors for Llbellants,
Juneau, Alaska.
First publication, July 31, 1914.
Last publication, August 15, 1914.
PACKING SOUTHEASTERN
SALMON IN GLASS JARS
The Swift-Arthur-Crosby Company,
which operates a salmon cannery on
Hcceta Island, In Southeast Alaska,
will try tho experiment this season of
packing Red salmon in glass jars, two
thousand of which have beon brought
North to tho cannery. The Jars, which
will each hold one pound of salmon,
are fitted with automatic sealing tops.
The company hopes that the Red sal
mon will present such an exceedingly
attractive appearance in these Jars
that a better price will bo obtained
than for those packed In tin cans.
NOTICE TO EAGLES.
Douglas Aerie, No. 117, will meet in
the new Eagles Hall Friday the 7th.
Initiation. Good attendance request
ed.?Geo. Spence, Sec'y. 8-3-4t
Tho Bergmann Dining room offers
home cooked table board at $1 per
day. Special rates to permanent
guests. Sunday night special dinners
at 50 cents per plate. Breakfast served
from 6 to 9; luncheon, 12 to 1:30; din
ners, 5 to 7. 7-27-tf
PORTLAND PAPER COMMENTS
ON ALASKA DOG RACES
The All-Alaska sweepstakes is per
haps the most remarkable race in the
calendar of sport. It is a test of both
mau and dog. The latter, sensing his
responsibility as the snowbound
north's mpst dependable means tof
transportation for mail and supplies,
shows tireless willingness to do his
best. The man must husband his
dog's strength, must show extraordin
ary skill in caring for his animals;
ho must be as Intelligently careful of
his dog as he is of himself.
It is a race suited only for red
blooded men, for once out upon Alas
ka's snowy wnBtes the man 1b placed
upon his own resources. He has no
friends nearby to assist in the event
of falling, no person to cheer him on
should he falter.
The contest last winter visualizes
Alaska's great need. Transportation
is the problem which is to be solved.
The dog team will be supplanted by
the railroad. Alaska may lose a spec
tacular sporting event, but the North
will gain opportunity for development
When dog racing becomes history,
there will be a new Alaska with hopes
in the fulfillment. ? Portland, Ore.,
Journal.
SHOE BUSINESS SHOWS INCREASE
ROCHESTER, N. Y? Aug. 5.?At the
summer meeting of 100 traveling
salesmen of Endlcott, Johnson & Co.,
in Endicott, It was reported that the
increase in shipments of shoes during
the last six months amounted to $2,
000.000 over the corresponding period
of last year. The men reported the
outlook bright for the largest fall busi
ness in the history of the firm.
DAWSON SPUDS ARE
WORTH MANY THOUSANDS
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DAWSON, Aug. 5.?It .is estimated
the potato crop within a few miles of
Dawson this year will aggregate 200
to 225 tons. Allowing the average
local price of .five cents a pound ob
tained by the Dawson growers, this
will mean $20,000 to $25,000 kept in
the country. Other crops grown near
here also will keep thousands of dol
lnrs in the country.
The tomato crop this year is splen
did. Tons of them are being produced
near here. Carrots, turnips, celery,
beets, parsnips, lettuce, radishes and
the like will add greatly to the aggre
gate. Rhubarb also is grown here with
great success. Malcolm McLaren, the
Sunnydale veteran, brought to the
News office today a splendid speci
men of rhubarb of the tall, tender
variety which is virtually skinless, and
cooks without having to be stripped.
He has thirty acres in various crops
this year, and others have similar big
farms all yielding splendidly.
"Give me five years of life in this
region," said Alfred Burbank, brother
of the great specialist in plant
lift, at tho Regina hotel in Dawson,
"and I will evolve a potato that will '
be the ideal potato of this country
and Yukon and Alaska then will be
able to supply the United States with
' all the potntocs needed there."
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JUST RECEIVED. |
A full lino of D. M. C. COLORED ;
COTTONS; also linen sheeting and <
pillow tubing, new towelling and plain '
damask. Mrs. Albert Berry, The
Vogue, 317 Seward ? (Tu, Th Sa.)
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Canning Season Soon Here ill
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a Get your Orders for Peaches and other fruits in early. We have
FRUIT JARS, JELLY GLASSES, JAR RUBBERS, SEALING WAX
WATCH OUR ADVERTISEMENTS FOR ARRIVALS OF
FRESH FRUITS We'll Supply You jj
H. J. RAIMOND 2332
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THE OVERWHELMING SUCCESS
of Benjamin Clothes
,In tho clothes industry wo represent tho Independent spirit ot all that
Is up-to-the-minute. Wo waste no time or effort watching competition.
Our prices, methods, merchandise and service follows no precedent or
rut. They are in a class by themselves.
Now is the time to get in touch with the lino of clothes that leads
them all.
New Suits Arriving on Every Boat?Prices to Pit Every Pocket-book
HAN AN SHOES
The New English Last This new English last was first produced by
Hanan for their London and Paris stores. It was such a decided success
thero that they Introduced it In America and today It Is one of the big
selling now styles In all tho large cities.
DO YOU KNOW THAT EVERY INDESTRUCTO TRUNK IS GUAR
ANTEED FOR FIVE YEARS?. Does this mean that If an Indestructo trunk
Is damaged by careless handling within five years aftor your purchase, we
? sill repair or replace It without charge? IT DOES!
Does It mean that even if your Indestructo bo destroyed in a wreck we
will roplaco it? ASSUREDLY IT DOES!
Why don't you make up your mind that the next trunk you buy will
be an Indestructo. Many arrangements and prices; no other trunk besides
the Indestructo gives you a five years' service guarantee. Prices reasonable.
fycnj6n\in Clot^o
Don't torget the JXew Boys' Suits?All Wool with T wo fair ot f ants?Ages 0 to 17 Irs.
B. M. BEHRENDS COMFY
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Wc Sell Them Exclusively
Juneau Furniture Co.
Tel. 261. 3rd and Seward
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AD Transfer :;
. Benson & Express :
Stand ut WilU' Grocery Stors ' |
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;; outlay is the first payment?the saving in <.
o laundry bills will more than make the future payments. Wash-day has no ter
o rors for the woman who owns an electric washing machine. The cost is so low <?
0 that any family can afford to own one. Cost of operation will not exceed five < ?
3 3 cents per hour. Come and look at it. Demonstrations any time. < >
1 EXCLUSIVE FEATURES |
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;; A Reversible Wringer that can be operated
j * by either Hand Lever or Foot Treadle.
J? A patented one piece Metal Wringer Box.
!! This box is in every way superior to the best
\ > wood wringer box that can be constructed.
Shaft Driven Wringer ? Noiseless, Safe
<> and Certain.
<! No mechanism on top of tub. All working
< > parts being under tub, entirely protected and
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Washer is designed for power exclusively
o and is more substantially built than compe
titive Machines. 1
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Metal drain cock on bottom of tub drains
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tub completely without tilting. I!
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1-6 H. P. Electric Motor having ample pow- < ?
er to handle the wash at all times.
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Complete Washer is mounted on castors ; I
and can be easily moved. j;
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By reason of the fact that the wringer on JI
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the Voss Electric Washer is controlled by ;;
either foot treadle or hand lever, it is the yt
safest power wringer in the world. The ac- 11
tion is positive and instantaneous. Must be J >
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