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i SUNNY NIGHTS AND SNAPPY
DAYS IN ALASKA
;; [BY ALICE 1IARRIMAN]
?h-k-i-h-h-!' i i-h-h-h ?;: i : 1111 ?i-i-i-i-i
Wives Their Partners
islators, gathered together from such
stretches of sparsely inhabited coun-i
try at Juneau, noticed that they were;
not talking of pontics nor of mining ;
nor of coal. They wore speaking
something after this fashion:
"My wife's my pal."
"My wife's the best booster our
camp ever had."
"My wife plays the Alaskan game
with me."
"My wife always has a smile: she's
never complained?not once."
"I met my wife on the Chilcoot Pass
in 1S98. 1 saw that she was a better
musher than I, and ! asked her to
mush along with mo for always."
"My wife cam? up here for Scrib
one man happy beats having a liter
ary career."
"By George' i don't know where I'd
be if it wasn't for my wife."
"My wife wouldn't go 'outside un
til I. too. could go. And when we
got there and the wild geese began
to honk in passing north again she:
to go home to Alaska." Some 'sour
dough.' that woman!"
Then the tale of the well known
prospector was recalled. How he had!
prospected, until he had sunk all the ;
money he had brought into the coun
try. His wife never lost faith, how-!
ever. When the funds went she took
her place at the crude windlass and
turned it every time a bucket was!
ready to hoist. Bucket after bucket)
was panned: turn after turn the o!d:
windlass creaked. But the heart-sick
ening lack of "color" was always met
by encouraging words and a steady j
helper, and the cold was never men
tioned.
Came a day when the man climbed
wearily out of the hole in the ground.
Together man and wife watched tho
water and the dirt ran off the pau
she was holding. Slowly tho wateri
dripped. Slowly the dirst ran off.
More slowly than all?was it a faint
show of "coror?"
Gleam Becomes Gold String
The gleam grew into a string of;
threw pan and gold aside and dirty \
wet sinewy arms were thrown around
a golden wife. A choked voice sobbed
"You'll never have to do another tap
of work Mary!" and the millions were
there!
"So." said the man who told me
this, "we agreed that a man's best
friend in Alaska was his wife. And'
the teachers and the missionaries and
the sisters?well, wo naturally felt
that we would give them the samej
rights that we claimed for ourselves.
And we made it up right there ami
then." he went on, after swallowing
hard for a moment (for which I ador
ed him) "that the way we could bet
ter show our appreciation, as well as
letting the world know what sort o'
wives and sweethearts and helpers;
we had up hero, was to frame up
some sort of a bill.
"It wasn't prcmcdiated. you under- j
stand," he concluded, "but when
couldn't have headed it off with dyn
mite. And I'm proud to say it wit
the first bill -signed."
And what was this bill? Here
its ending:
"Provided further, that nothlr
heroin contained shall be held l
abridge the right of the legislatoi
to modify the qualifications of ele
tors by extending the elective frai
chise to women."
Pretty food fellows, these Alaskan
Can't Escapo the Heated Term
How do you think of Alaska? N*o\
honest! Doesn't It visualize itsel
as you sit At Home, something 111
this:
"Ice seas and ice summits. I<
in splendor of ice as God's thron
Ice worlds to the pole and Ice plact
Untracked and un-named and u
known."
I thought so. You see It in yot
mind's cyo Just that way. So did
before I went there. And after u
trip wasn't i glad that in my net
phorical sonnet on Alaska, I spoke <
it as a book bound in white, claspt
with a seal of ice. Even a Tim
Weoks would bo bound up to look :
rold and uninteresting to a patent
report. Doubtless come of U3 can r
member when whiskey was put c
in cases closely resembling pray<
books! And I found, journeying aft
from Fifth Avenue to escape the bea
ed term and taking off all my wt
ter clothing and a steamer rug an
borrowing a heavy raglan In case <
cruelly cold emergencies that all tb
snow was on top of mountains an
the ice still in glacial cold storag
where it did no one any harm,
found 'that compared to an Alaska
summer even St. Louis might be sal
to bo in the temperate zone.
If it hadn't been that the hours a
ter 6 p. m. were cool (I can't say c
enings, for there were none. Fc
three months we saw neither moo
nor stars because it never got dar
enough.) I think I might have broke
into the trunks of the tourist wh
said she had brought thirty.four shii
waists!
California's First Cousin
You would hardly believe that Ala
ka and California arc first cousin
would you? Paradoxical, you cry.
is not. Incredible, you scoff. By n
means. Impossible, you hoot. N<
for the Imposslblo always was? it lie
around the corner waiting our arrival
and when we round the acute angle c
preconceived notions, be is soon o
late, it is the Possible.
As a matter of fact, the similarlt
of these suposedly unlike regions b
no means ceased when the sluice bo:
es of '49 and '9S were cleaned Uj
California had its mission days. S
did Russian America. When Fathe
Serra and his Franciscans wore pu
ting golden poppies on the cltaro c
their newlv erected missions, the Ru:
sian fathers were gathering the palei
,j. Iomon-coiored popples of tho Prlbllof
t IslandB Tor the mono purposes, and
1 establishing mission schools. Callfor
T nia hail Its days of gold. So hatl Al
X aaHa. California had Its rokor Flat,
t Skngwny was ;i close second when
X Soapy Smith or one of hts ilk went
t to New York, had Stanford Wtiltc
v design him a home; had it built in
~i the metropolis to seo if It was all
jt right, then taken apart, shipped to
,u Skcgway and re*erccted. Now, In tho
n. days of quiet and law, It Is the beau
l:, tlful home or those who make 1: the
center of whatever refinement and
js culture may pass through the en
trance of the Lend o' GoM.
i;. Procession of Wold Flowerc.
From earlles spring until the au
?a tumn frost a procossion of flowers
c_ bloom In Alaska. Wild geraniums,
monkshood, monkey flower (mimu
lus.) splrea. louscwecd (a dreadful
l8 name for a lovely llowcr.) dog-tooth
a few of thoso with which I became
familiar. Tho columbine It seems to
E- me, should be the national flower, for
t\ I know of no part of the United
-o States, including Alaska, whore Is Is
not Indigenous.
?c Until 1 saw fire weed along the Yu
kon river en masse, 1 did not appre
c, iciate its decorative capabilities. With
>s ? flowerets often two Inches across its
uJ single specimens, it grows everywhere
in Uncle Sam's Little Known Laud,
,r climbing cliffs, carpeting the plnnn
I cled, piue-clad mountains, filling the
iv j natural raoadows, flaming by zig-zag
a. ? fences around the Indian or Eskimo
^villages. standing guard be9idc tho
.(I fishing tents. creeping near glacial Ice
>e and crushed by boached canoes,
ls And tho hundreds of flowers whose
.3' name were unknown to me. and the
<>. thousands that follow tho June and
,p July bloomers that I am told far ex
?r 'ceed the earlier ones! So many flow
ir erlng plans in this land of the mhl
t- night sun that I was ashamed of my
u. ignorance?moro than 2000 flowering
d plants and shrubs have alroady been
)t listed. Mushrooms are also found
te and the California poppy seeds Itself
r'' there, lover of the warmth that It is!
LEND OF tfOLL TAX
n LAW IS IN SIGHT
I id ?
From all indications, there will be
no poll tax this year, the Aldrlch bil
which was introduced in the-Senate, ,
,r having no poll tax provision, and with j
!; the sentiment in the House and Sen
ate generally against that moans of i
11 raising revenue.
0 In his report to the Governor, which ?
:t was submitted to tho Legislature last i
week. Territorial Treasurer W. G.
Smith had the following to say of the ]
. poll tax:
b'i "Enforcement of the provisions of i
*' | the Poll tax act. was attempted and i
lt met with some, considerable success,
0 taking into consideration tho advanced i
H period of the year In which it was |
r entered into. This delayed enforce- (
'. mcnt. coupled with doubt as to legal- i
11 ity of the act, and its enforcement ? I
r of year 1913, also the failure of many
of the United States commissioners i
to act as collectors of such tax, rc- i
y suited in raihire to secure an at all i I
4 equitable enforcement. In many of
'? the precincts of the Territory there.;
0 was no enforcement of the act, and in ;
r most of the precincts where lnforce- i
ment was had. It was largely perfunc
tory. Collection of the tax was con
ducted In tho Juneau precinct, the ?
case finding its way into 'the District
- Court of the First Division and re
sulting In a decision favorable to the
1. Territory. The contestants, however,
carried the matter to the United
j States Circuit Court of Appeals and '
the Territory, which decision was rcn- 1
z i dered soon after, and supported the
i ruling made by the Attorney General 1
I of tho United States. There was, 1
j therefore, no attempt made to on- '
force collection of poll taxes for the
years of 1914 and 1915. In tho court J
j proceedings growing out of this mat- j
tor the Territory was represented in
the District Court of the First Dlvls- ?
ion by J. B. Marshall, United States 1
Commissioner. J. H. Cobb, attorney
of Juneau, having business before the
United States Appellate court, kindly
consented to represent the Territory
in the proceedings before that court,
though aware that thero was no ap- 1
propriation from which ho couldf be
reimbursed for his services."
ENGINEERING FEAT ON THE (
"PASS"
? When railroad building was under- 1
> taken in Alaska following the dis- ]
> covery of gold a unique engineering 1
? feat was performed. At a point elgh- '
' tv miles out of Skagway the survey ?
I had been made for the road along the
; shore or a lake, but it was found to J
? be so irregular and broken by so many
| coves that he plan was adopted of got
? ting a better line by lowering the
I level of the lake. This was done by i
> cutting an outlot channel through
I which fourteen feet of the lake was
> drained off. But presently the new
* channel having been cut through a t
sandy hill, gave way, and the eacap- x
~ I
,.lkt. ^7wore an mormons can-1
?? JhreS the country and reduced
t>-o inlto level altaiu over ;mvent> '" -
A (lie? level road*! *? JSKSj
over what wa:< formerly the bed
the lake.?(Argonaut.)
Tito (ollowiuy ?nlom.-ul Ot tlte prof
J nelOlnsn 01 the fjjfegg
v-coloration Company, .the holdtnt.
??v o" meet o( the tlt.KSCnl.eln
Sink .Interests, including those oi
53S. 1 V?Uon
the Mining Kress, of Sun bjuciseo.
The act Income for. 1914 "-?? v.J-3,
02" equal to 16.27 per cent, on the
outstanding capita! stock. At the-nd
ESh flrfl- nunrt. r the dividend wan
?nc S?i irom 12 PC cent to ? Per
cent nor annum, which Is the present
rate. The surplus shows an ncre.uu
?Utah Coper CO.. 404.501 ?
?Yukon Cold Co., 2.842.bi
shares ?
?Chino Copper Co..
shares 7^;
?American Smelting & P?
,|?l?s Co.. com.. 'A600 ^
shares
?Rny Consolidated Copter 5 >
Co.. 154.300 shares S,-W*w,
?Miscellaneous lnvestmen .
?Alaska Yukon properties
and equipment ....
Furnitures. Fixtures and ^
equipment . 407
Accounts collectable _ 273
Cash and demand loans 11,S3,,....)
.$45,797,300
Totil
?Carried ut cost.
Liabilities
MM stocil S l "0,793.200:
Atilltorlcctl '
Unissued mwmv. ,.,000
Unpaid taxes (estimated)
Surplus 2J,
Be^om SLs district
Clias. Rollins '? reporter! to haveto
cattd pood pay 00 USI Pencil.
stream, at a depth of 110 >eet.
lOx-Senator Henry Roden who |
few in Fairbanks, expects to o ne
,ut to Juneau and be present nt thi
last few weeks of the legislative sen
1 Troseth & Carlson, operating Oh K>
Jow Seary. hud their boil e 1- house
burned, causing a loss of about ?i-w
Sparks from the engine arc given as
the cause. , !
Thus far 52 degrees below ^ro "
the coldest weather reporteu from
balrbanks this winter. ThT? occurred
3n the morning of Feb. 17. and served
.0 restore to more nearly normal
winter temperature.
Jack Wilbur reports good pn> 0
I&v creek In the Tolbvana country,
and a small sized stampede has rc
"jtoll Gels to all reports. Is still the
til around champion at tko old bcotch
-aine of curling with which the res
Ulents of the Interior city enliven
winter. _
FIRST AMERICAN
NEWSPAPER IN 1690!
The first newspaper printed in
North America was Ptiblick Occur
ences, which Issued Its tir8lrj",d ?
iiumber in 1C90 in Boston, rhe pub
Usher. Benjamin Harris, propos<tfito
;ret it out monthly, but the author
to cwm .dcwn oc ,hc proioci like ?
.on of brick." and Harris had to aban
ion the scheme.
cged that it contained ' reflections o
i very high nature," and within tweu
v four hours after the appearance o,
.he first number the editor and pulv
isher war, solemnly warned that a
repetition of the offense would merit
jevere punishment.
??That Memorable Occurences of Di-,
,-lno Providence not to be neglect'.* i
>r forgotten, as they too often are. ;
uul "that people everywhere may bo,
Ser madeto understand the Chrcum
-lances of PuhllQUO Affairs Harris
?ounded his Journal, and lt%vasaI,\
hat he should have been thwarted In
.is design "that the CoimtryshUibo
?urrilshcd once a month (or f an>
f hit of Occurrences happen ??oncr).
vith an Account of such considerable
hlngs as have arrived unto our N.
Ice."?(New York Worid
3UNCO MEN USE
FAME OF ALASKA
Anticipating a big rush thta Spring |
iunco men are busily plying their .
?ocation in the States, and many are
loin- victimized on various confidence
glomes l.u.cl.od tor
.mi-itlnc tile unsuspecting from
heir cash. The latest fiatne workecl
von in Lot; Angelos whore ono O. B.
Jrown advertised for "300 men to so
? Ara?knt?work.nnm.nc 50co?tt
ier hour to start, faro and board from
OS Angeles; boat starts April the
ir-n" A bonus of $6 was
rom each applicant, who Jva? jo1
hat work awaited him at \ aide*.
Vhen the police raided the place and
1P was a fake an angry
he o'fice, but it was too Into, as the
gjprit had tvown ami Ion. ?? ?d''rcas
"Shorty" Jack Heath of Fairbanks,
aft this morning on the Admiral
ROBERT SCOTT ENTERS
HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT
??"?!*??
Robert Scott, veteran commercial
traveler, entered St. Ann hospital yes
terday, to take treatment for severe
burns received last week on the
steamship Georgia, while a passen
ger on that vessel to Sitka. Mr. Scott
had gotten up duirng the night to
open his stateroom window and while
tugging at the sill, jamemd his linger.
He fainted, and in falling came in con
tact!. with the steam radiators. How
long he lay there he did not know;
ho was awakened by Dr. Emil Kru
Ilsh, who shared his stateroom, and
his burns were treated by him. Whon
he returned from Sitka his condition
was such that he was advised to en
ter the hospital.
Mr. Scott had intended going to
Seward yesterday.
ADMIRAL EVANS ARRIVES
WITH MINING MACHINERY
Tho S. S. Admirnt Evans, which ar
rived from the south early this morn
ing, had a largo shipment of machin
ery aboard for the Tatum mine nonr
Valdez, of which Senator B. F. Mil
fard Is the bond holders. Besides a
great deal of freight, and mail, the
"Evans" pusserigers for Juneau were: j
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Lueders. Lou
is Schumaker, E. J. Cassidy, Mre. H,
Kiiuuff, Karl P. Palm, W. R. O'Connor,
E. A. M. Hamilton, E. J. Dailey, Mrs.'
Pauline Potter, Mr. J. Holmes, J.
Prank Warner, A. J. Bradford, Beatricej
ClfifK, Mary Smith, E. Lewis, Prodi
Porester. Prank Soavort, W. Larson,
O. Larson, ciiarlos Yarsen, J. A.
' Snow. P. L. Bassett and nine second ?
class. Por Douglas?Mr, and Mrs. L. J
IB. Wright.
Those departing for the Westward
on the Admiral Evans were: Oak Ol
son, Oscar Hurt and Miss A. Ruark,
for Soward: Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Pay
inunt, Adam Orara and Jack Heath, for
Cordova.
The Evans loft for the West this
morning, taking a heavy cargo of lum
ber from the Worthcn mill, for Sew
ard.
ELEGANT yteam-heated front apart
; ment. Pine view; bath, phone, and
' light free. Hot water at air hours.
Alexander Apts., phono 2238. 3-9-3t.
U. S. Surveyor J. Prank Warner
returned this morning from a trip to
; tho States.
ALASKA MEAT COMPANY Joh" Reck. Mgr.
Wholesale and Retail Butchers
Manufacturers of all Kinds of Sausages Our Hams and Bacon Are
Home-Smoked
ISOLD ON 55 YEARS RECORD
STYLES, SIZES AND PRICES TO SUIT ALL
KgiStaJ
'the man who
IS BIG ENOUGH
to profit by experience gets on
the smoothest.
By buying a "cheap" stove
or range you make a mistake.
By buying a Charter Oak, you
do not make a mistake, you
save fuel, trouble and money
in the end.
Profit by the experience of those who have used Charter Oak n
1 Stoves and Ranges. 1
For Sale bv THE JUNEAU FURNITURE COMPANY
"Ttie Hone Furnishers" Cor. 3rd and Sew art! Sis.
I p| A AND PIANO PLAYERS
^ \ Edison Diamond Disc Phonographs,
| COLUMBIA TALKING MACHINES. VICTOR YICTROLAS
<> 15,000 R?or,l, (or All Michlne*. SItcct Music, Snail Musical Iiutraraenix
| JUNEAU MUSIC HOUSE j
? Elmer E. Smith. Prop. THREE STORES. J. P. L. Graves, Mgr. <
? Rexall Drag Store, Douglas. Front Street Drug Store, Douglas
! SPECIALS on GROCERIES | 11
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| on GROCERIES. It will pay yon to come and <1 j
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i mi mihiiii hh-w-h-h-i-m'm n 111 in 1h*
; i"h '?"i '1'! m-m h"i i i ii h 1'h ;;
IS THIS YOUR IDEA?
of dressing well, or is your taste more mod
est? Either way, our offerings are so va
ried, and so modish, they'll suit your likes?
and your purse!
A Good Loofcer
They are sure good to look at and are
equally as comfortable. Some mighty trim
shapes to choose from; all of exclusive fa- jj;;
shions, with that touch of quality that is
recognized at a glance. ::::
A MR CRAVAT g
lends a touch of elegance to your dress. The J::
Spring shapes are wide, and rich in color
ings, and we have chosen the weaves we
know will wear.
Hanan's glove fitting shoes that will
give you the supreme degree of comfort.
t"
p Jtojanim?ntra<D0te
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