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COAL MINES ARE
QUITE ACTIVE IN TERRITORY Federal Mine Inspector Says Coal in Commercial Quan tities Is Being Produced. That coal mining on a commercial basis will soon be a reality, is the opinion of B. W. Dyer, Federal mine inspector for Alaska, who is in the city from Anchorage where he has been making his headquarters this winter. In fact, Mr. Dyer said today thsat a good grade of lignite coal frpm the Nenana field is being mined and marketed at Fairbanks now at a cost of $9.50 a ton to the consumer. He belfeves that this product will be delivered at Anchorage and other points along the Government railroad for household purposes next winter when steel has been laid along the right-or-way. Work has started on the Govern ment coal washing plant at Sutton, the junction point of the line run ning to Chickaloon and Eska where coal mining is being carried on by the Government at Eska by the Alaskan Engineering Commission and at Chickaloon by a Naval Commis sion, Coal from both these places will be washed at Sutton and that from Chickaloon stored for naval purposes. The Evan Jones coal mine at Eska is now marketing its product which is being produced by the develop ment work which is being carried on by the owner. Two veins so far have been encountered in this mine, one three feet wide and one twelve. A larger vein, surface croppings of which have been found, is now being driven Mr. All the coal in this field is bituminous. Mr. Dyer, besides being Federal JAPANESE "POTATO KING." George Shlma, who lias cor uered tlic spud market three times and who owns thousands of acres in the fertile San Joaquin Valley of California. He is called rich est potato king in California. Mine Inspector for Alaska, is in charge of the field work for coal and oil leasing regulations and has vis ited many mines in the course of his duties in this line. * His visit here at this time is at (lie request of Gov. Thomas Higgs, who wishes his assistance in fram ing coal mining laws for the Terri tory to be presented to the Legis lature now in session. He arrived here last night on the Alameda, oc companied by Mrs. Dyer and will remain for about three weeks, after! which he will return to Cordova and vicinity to inspect some of the mines there. ANCHORAGE EDITOR STRONG BOOSTER OF TOWN AND DISTRICT K. L. riedell, Editor of the An chorage Times, arrived last night on the steamer Alameda and will remain here for some time covering the doings of Lhe Territorial Legis lature for his paper. Mr. Bedell is a strong booster for his town, which he claims is the best in the Territory. Anchorage, -he said, is growing steadily with new pd»y)£ arriving on every boat and train to make their homes there. Ha 11 road work is progresing nicely and will be completed on time. developments in the coal ■ fields “promise great things for A'nchoragcv and the dis trict in the near future. Anchorage citizens, who formed an oil com pany last summer, are drilling and hope to strike producing wells. These with the agricultural indus try in the Matantiska, and promised operation under birch timber regu lation. he says, assures Anchorage a lasting and very prominent place among Alaskan towns. Storm Does Heavy Damage In Louisiana Oil Fields SHREVEPORT, I-a,, March 12.— A severe storm sweeping: Homer. Louisiana, and vicinity yesterday demolished more than'fifty oil der ricks in nearby oil camps, killed one woman and injured a score or more persons. All wires are down and the full extent of the damage! is problematical. RULEVILLE, Mass., March 12.— One man was injured and property dr m a go amounting to $40,000 caus ed by a severe wiml and rain Storm v/hich struck DoodsvWe near here la: t night. Several buildings were demolished and wire communica tion cut. On Juneau s Waterfront ALAMEDA ARRIVES IN PORT FROM WEST ON WAY SOUTH Tlie steamer Alameda reached port at 5:45 o’clock yestertlay after noon from the Westward, having made a quick round trip from Ju neau. The weather was mild the entire trip, > according to the officers of the steamer. ! The Alameda took on 25 boxes of frozen fish at the City Dock and 45 tons of concen trates from the Alaska Juneau drtck. clearing for.the South about 8 o’clock last night.’ ' F’assengiws arriving on the Ala meda f6r Juneau'from the Westward included Senator L. V. Ray, B. W. Dyer and wife, M. F. McDonnell, S. Ruckers, A. Barth, Ted Befell. J. M. Steele, Pat Daly, Scotty Watson, Mrs. M. Holmes. T. O. Martin, J. H. Lee. W. T. Woover and eleven steerage. •Passengers sailing South front Ju neau were: For Ketchikan—O. W. Kerwick, M. C. Rugg. Harry Nickel-j sen. W. T. Lopp, E. O. Kildall. and! H. L. Morris. For Seattle—Mrs. J. Erdly. Frank Peters, Berg, O. H. Olsen..Mrs. M. L. Kelly, C>. Shilantha, Tony Swanson. V. W. Handl, J. M. Taliner, I-afe Spray anl Eli Elpenta. MRS. CRAGG IN HOSPITAU Ann Hospital last Thursday, been successfully operated upon for appendicitis and is today resting easier. JURIES REPORT MONDAY. The Grand Jury is not in session today and xcill report on Monday. All petit jurymen will also report next Monday morning in the I'nited t'tates District Court. .Mrs. Robert Crngg. taken SUPERB SPRING SUITS AND COATS And Gorgeous New Gowns to grace the Coming of Spring GOWNS It is difficult to choose between Iaffeta and Georgette Crepe for one’s afternoon frock, so be witching are the new modes, with the satin and taf feta draped effects, full skirts and the short sleeves' square necks and trimmings of pleats and flounces. So many women are choosing both Taffeta and Georgette—whether you want one or both you will find the variety great enough to afford you ample choice. Prices range from $37.50 to $85.00. LOVELY HATS TO COMPLETE THE TONE OF ELEGANCE A Hat for every Woman, and beauty its mark for distinction. So many Hats and so many styles to choose from, from the most dressy to the plainest of street Hats. Prices from $5.00 to $24.50. THE FASHION PHONE 271 ALASKA COMING TO FRONT SAYS FORMER SENATOR j _ L. V. Ray, from Westward, Is Here and Says Oil Lands Must Be Developed. ■ ■ ■■ ■■ Former Senator L. V. Ray, a member of the First Territorial Legislature, and one of the leading attorneys of Alaska, arrived on the Alameda last night from his home at Seward, and will remain here for several weeks. Senator Ray stated today that he was not a candidate for any Federal position, having been mentioned as seeking a Judge ship in Alaska, and that when he did seek an office it would be that of Governor, when the people made their own selection by the ballot. “As this will probably not be be fore 20 or 40 years, you can see my political ambitions,’’ said Senator Ray. “Business to the Westward, while not rushing, is improving,” saidj Senator Ray dismissing general top-1 ics. “Seward is quiet, at present,] Anchorage is busy, Valdez is pick-1 ing up and Cordova is getting ready] lor a busy season. “At Seward we liope to soon be able to set. into the pulp producing market as a water right site has been asked for on the Kenai River and Kenai Lake and a pulp manu facturing company has been organ ized. Seward Will be the center of the halibut industry in Southwest ern Alaska this summer and that will mean much to the Resurrec tion Bay town. “What Alaska needs now is a better spirit of development and 1 believe that the Government should assist in the development of the Alaskan oil Helds. The fishing in dustry will receive a little set-back this season but that will rebound to credit in the years to come. The mining industry is O. K., and on i\ substantial basic and when gold becomes more valuable, that industry will take a new start. Government activities in the coal fields of the Matanuska are bound to create an-| other new era of prosperity andi with the proper development of the| oil fields, greater attainments in J agricultural pursuits, Alaska is bound to come to the front as never before. ‘ Hundreds and hundreds of new comers will arrive in the northland this season and when they secure steady employment, they are going las remain, and those who have fam ilies, will send for them and make their future residence in Alaska. Scores of oldtimers are coming back this year and that indicates that the litre of the states is over and these pioneers, who did so much to open Alaska, are returning and they will remain. “As the years roll by, there will j We Need Help In Making This a Better Store Does our'merchandise and service please? If not we will WELCOME any suggestion or criticism you may have to offer, in order that we may be of more and better service to the public. Our Aim is to Please Therefore your cordial co-operation is solicited. Goldstein’s Emporium STEAMER MOVEMENTS Now Bound North NORTHWESTERN is scheduled to arrive here Monday. Scheduled Sailings ADMIRAL WATSON scheduled to leave Seattle March 16. PRINCESS MARY scheduled to ] leave Vancouver March 16. Southbound Sailings NORTHWESTERN is scheduled to sail southbound March 22. not be the exodus to the states as has been noted in former years. Our Alaska cities are improving, we are becoming: metroplitan, having near ly everything they have in the states. Transportation is easier and hereafter when residents 'go out side' it will only be for a trip, like one takes from San Francisco to Chicago or New' York, for they will return to their homes, contented, etc. Parents look to schools in which to educate their children and this educational feature is being im proved everywhere in Alaska. Soon there will be the normal schools, just the same as in the states. Graduates from the Alaska normal school will secure positions in the north. Alaska is going to become a newer Alaska, as I noticed our Sen ator E. E. Chamberlin recently gave out In an Interview In the states and also inOfour own Empire. Sen ator Chamberlin was right. Alaska is taking on new action and it will not be very many years hence, be fore we will have everything we want in Alaska, our population will] grow, be contended, produce what is needed, and Alaskans will be come as residents in any state or territory in the south." Senator Ray reiterated that ev erything must be done to develop the oil fields for the product we should have in the north is a world wide wanted commodity. While in Juueau Senator Ray is making his headquarters' at the Gastineau Hotel. AS FINE RUBBER GOODS AS THE WORLD PRODUCES Do you know that a druggist selects i rubber quality exactly as he selects j drug quality? Every hot water i bottle or fountain syringe or other -i rubber article in our stock is per- j feet in every way—made of new, live active j rubber. If it is the perfect good* you want, buy here and know. BRITT’S PHARMACIES Seward Street Front Street ~~7t 1 RUG CLEANING | Special attention paid to Wll- . I ton Velvet and other high' grade rugs. Rugs and Carpets refitted and relaid. CHAS. ANDERSON ; 220 Second St. Phone 418 ■-r-J CONCRETE ROOF TILE1 Conti ol the fire danger frotnti chimney sparks or flying.* | brands from burning buildlngav! j by covering your roof with | CONCRETE ROOF TILE. Can I be laid over old shingles. En ! 1: cnees Value of the building.’: 1 I alco manufacture concrete ; building blocks and tricks, | chimney blocks, sills, lintels’' | and steps. Drop in to see the 1 various products. G. E. KRAUSE Brick and Stone Mason, Plasterer. )'~;j | Basement Postolfice Phone 439 EATON CRANE AND PIKE FINE STATIONERY BUTLER, MAURO DRUG CO. 96 Front Street ^ostoffice Substation No.