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VOLUME 1, NO. 12. VALDEZ, ALASKA, THURSDAY, MAY 1, 1902. OFFICIAL CITY PAPER.
NSh BROS. - — — ---—-—— ■ I OUR PRESENT ASSORTMENT OF Choice Groceries INCLUDES THE FAMOUS HOLLY Flour, MONOPOLE Brand Canned Fruits and Vegetables, HEINZ’ Celebrated Pickles and Preserves, CROSSE & BLACKWELL’S Chow Chow, GOLD SHIELD Coffee, SCHILLING’S BEST Tea, WALDORF’S Canned Vegetables and SILVER SHIELD Dried Fruits. We Recognize that the day of LARGE PERCENTAGE has passed. And that the SI ( (T.SSh l I, MERCHANT is the (me who does a large volume of business on a small margin of profit. Acting upon this principle we have marked our entire stock to show u less advance on cuet than would he (tossihlc with a smaller volume of trade. Buyers, therefore, who would consult their interests will understand the importance of in specting our stock and comparing prices before purchasing elsewhere. Merit will tell The truth of this saying has been proven by the wonderful success of CRARY’S COMPOUND COUGH SYRUP i In :i!l cases of Cough's Colils,etc. It is our als solutely genuine |<re)iarat*iw) tliat Has merit. Huy a hot tie of it now. Try it, and if not absolute lv satisfactory to you. the money will be refunded. THE VALDEZ PHARMACY H.T. WHITLEy. GEO. J. LOVE Merchants Cafe! AMD Bakery. /WEALS AT ALL HOU^S. OPEM ALL MIGHT I WE ARE ■ Kquiped with special tools jand skill for doing the most intricate Watch Work. Dia mond Setting and Manufac turing Nugget Jewelry of every description. Send Watches from <sini|>s l»y carriers tir by mail. They will be promptly fixed. Our glasses fit right, stick tight, feel easy, are light and restore perfect sight. Eyes tested free. W. C STULL, Exjiert Watchmaker, Manufacturing Jeweler and (Graduate Optician. Y/lLbU WILL GRAM STREETS. The Council Have Ordered Some of the Streets Filled In General Clean-up. The city council held a meeting last Monday night at the school house and iir the aliscnce of the mayor, councilman Me Hie occupied the chair. Mr. Lilias. Crawford liaving<pial itied as a councilman, took his.-eat. The city health officer was in structed to notify the owner of dis eased dogs to keep them off the streets, or such animals would fie killed and the owners proceeded against, as provided by law. He was also instructed to notify tls property owners to put tlieir lots in a sanitary condition immediate ly. The street committee was in structed to proceed at once to till in and grade the depression at the corner of McKinley street and ■Broadway and also grade and put in shape Alaska avenue from Mis Kinlev street to tfie approach of the wharf. They were a Iso author ized to do any needed work on other streets at their discretion. The eoiuieil will hereafter meet at tla* city full 1 and will proliahly havc tiie building completed in tin* near future. New Steamship Line. A new steamship comjiuny hue hit'll organ hut 1 inScattle with E. J. Linileii iomerlr of tlie Bertha as general manager. They will run 1 the steamer Chico, a 540 ton vessel to Valdez and Cook Inlet jaunts once a month. The steamer leaves Seattle on tlie 5th of each month. 11 is not yet known who the loeal agent will lie. Bromide of Quinine Capsule* cure a cold in one day at Valdez Pharmacy. CAPTAIN HEALY SAYS THAT THERE IS S3.000.000 on Deposit With Which to Start Work on Railroad fron Valdes to Eagle. There arc many rumon* of rail roads for Alaska in the late Seattle l»a|ars. and from |>rm-nt indica tions work of some kind will soon he commenced mi tlie Valdez and Eagle noil. Captain John J. Hoalv lias just returned from Europeand an inter view with the P.-i. said: 4,Tlnre arc several well-founded companies now in the held, with t 1m* intention of building railroads through Central Alaska.” said ('apt. llialey. "and there is no doubt that there will lie a great deal of rail road building in Alaska for many years hence. There is room in that extensive territory for almost any numlicr of companies to*operate. One of th«‘ most favored routes pro jected is from Valdez tw Eagle. This would open for development wluit 1 U-lieveis one of the riehest mining districts in the whole world. “Two or tlim* companies have selected this route, hut I supjMtse it will lie taken hv the one that begins operations tirst. Tliccompany with which i am somcwliat indirectly connected is in the luinds of Mr. Ahliott of Manchester. England, who is now in tluit city carrying on negotiations. 1 luid a eonferenee with him in Chicago a few weeks ago. and with Mr. HeJm. tlieex|iert of the company. I understand tluit this eomjianv luis IKMUNIO deposited in a Seattle hank with which to make a start, and I do not look forward to much delay. The intention is to complete the road a distance of almut -itM) miles, aid as the Tuiiaua valley develops to ex total it westward down the Yukon tlu-iioc in a northwesterly direction to Nome and eventually to connect with tlie Siberian roaiL The Mr. AhlHit and Helm men tioned aliovc are memliers of the Euglisli syndicate. wldeh is re|s resentod here hv Mr. MilLard. $50,000 Appropriation. Major Abercrombie Recommends Increased Expenditures on Trail. There is some probability that Utwoen #.">0.1100 an«l #75,(XX) will Ik- expended on the gov-emjueiit trail this year, which will Ik- of va-t U-netit to the all-AiiM-rioan mail route as well as to the miners ami jwospeetors in getting through the country. Major W. K. Aliererombie lues at hist got his wits together aod rco isLBfju iidcd to the War IH-partiucnt tliat they expend laO.UUO in addi tion to the #2l',tXX) left over from the former appropriation for this work. Major Aliererombie made this request jK-rsonally to the heads of ! the department, showing them that this mail route was the most suc cessful in Alaska, and that the work tliat had already Ik-cb done had ]>rnved of much assistance to miners and prosjKi-tors as well as to mail carriers and should Ik-kept : in repair and giKKl order. It is to ' lie hoped tliat his recommendation will he complied with and that UiisiuiKctant piece «f work will lie kept in repair. i Blix Ibis ji st received a full line of miners and travelers loots and shoes at reasonable prices at his i CojijK-r Center store. In HATrtAi. ! PINK DENNISON RETURNS PROM I Bad Weather, Poor Trail. Dogs Played Out. Man Frozen to Death. Mr. M. F. Dennison returned on j the Ncwjuwt from the Westward, where lie and C. I). .Shaw havclieen engaged in carrying the Katmai St. Michael niaii. They left here Dee. 12, and readied Katmai Dec. 2<». The trip should have been made in four days hut they encoun tered heavy storms and were thank ful to get through at all. Katmai is the worst place on the whole1 western mail run for stunners to , land either in summer or winter. Messrs. Shaw and Dennison hail hard luck from the Isginning. The lout overturned in the surl landing, and they had to stay in Katmai several days on account of terrible storms and cold weather. For sev eral days aftiT they startl'd thev encounter**! storms, overflows and 1 deep snow. Mr. Slr.tw froze four fingers nn«l the* native guide froze his face. Tlicir dogs gave out and they wine compelled to purchase others front tin* natives. They had all kinds of weather. Nice surnnuT .daw when it would rain, and the snow and iee would melt; and days and nights wlan the thermometor would fall to oO degrees helow zero. | Some nights they would have to sleep on the snow and others with Siwashes, and Dennison says that the large namU-rs of "frater nal delegates'” they would Meet was surprising, and they took such a liking to them that tiny weredifli 1 cult to shake. Tiny are some what larger titan a California flea hut itot quite as large as a humble hee_ They were treated well by na 1 tives and tlie few white people they i met. Mr. Dennison says the Mo ravian missionaries they ntet treated them royally, i Tiny got one mail through to I Xushegak and Betltcl. From there it was taken on by other carriers. The trip is-a very luird one and 1 cannot possibly lie made with one | team of dogs. Several relays will have to. Ik- made to get the ntail ; through. Many men and teams ■ had to lie ciiuptooed this winter. • and only sueoeeded in gifting three mails rut from St. Mieltael to Knt ! mai and two mails from Katin mi to St. Michael. The third mail Was not landed at all from tlie 1 steaimr, and Mr. Sliaw who awaits j it at Betliel. will not knmv imtil navigation ojx-ns in Bristol hay, that the mail is not coming. Mr. Dennison reports that a mim in'r of iwrsons have been froaen badly this winter in the Kusko ; kwim ■country. Dr. Komig, the ! physician at lla-Betliel mission has ; been kejit busy taking <£ fingers 1 and toes. One man liv the name of ted gar WalUfs was frozen so hadly that , he died. He was found in a dc ' serted Indian imt by Mr. Carter. ; one of the mail carriers, hadlv froz |en ami nearly starve<L Carter di vkled Ids pruh with him hut the ]K»ir follow died lateral. Another ; man. name unknown, who was ; with a |>arty of prospectors who called themselves the "Tailor Par ty” as they were all tailors, left his friends to look for their cabin. Continued on Fourth Paj;e. ON BKEMNERITES. BUT IT DON’T STICK. 20 Cents toPan Struck On Recently Discovered Creek in Chittyna Section. News from Golconda. ’»r Our ^ntUI ('vfri">pnii<lt'iil. tioleonda, Ajiri-J IS- Bob Ful kerson in company with a man by name of Ben.nett .arrived in eamp tiMlay. Binileft put his pun in hiit pocket anil pot Boh to hack him, then net to look for Fete Mona han. Bennet claimed he had lieen told by a Si wash that Fete u censed him of poinp into a cache liclonpinp to Anderson, at tin mouth of Little iBreJiinic. With his six-shooter and Boh liehind him. he was poinp tn make Fete cat his statements. Pete positively refused to eat anything excel* at regular meal Kmits. By that time some other people had collected, and Ben net luinded the pun to Fulkerson, who flour ished it around and said lie had made a pun play stiek «ci Slate •iir-ook last year, so hvik out fur Mk, and tlie two hacked praeefnlly off and went to their tent. A meeting of the prosixx-tora was calk*I. anti after some arguments, a eommittee of two, consisting of R. Heron and Max Reigler was ap pointed to wiiit oil Rennet and Ful kerson, to demand their gun and an immediate apology to Monahan. The demands of the otummittae were complied with and jto;wu-'twice more reigns supreme in the camp. (-ioleonda, April 23- -Tlwre are Itetween forty atml fifty people bore.. Nearly all of them have claims already staked. Most every **ne has their lumlx-r cut ami is neatly to commence making sluice IxtXCS. Mr. Mi Knight is making prepar stions to work onti below discovery on (toleomliL. Mr. Wheaton will work A helow. Ha use anil party 4 helow. Harry Habile 1 ultove discovery. Magmisoii turnl Ide dis covery. King, Anderson, Dunton anti Heron 2 ultove. Ms.-Lain, (iil lisaiul Muckier 3ultevc. Monahan anti Van Iderstine-fa'knve. Rant* and Sweet A ultove. These are the only ones tliat 1 know- nimut at present. Most of the ultove men tittnod claims ]ta<n fairly well. Tluire axe ton jxtnple on the Chittynn side tlic divide, they nearly all have claims staked. tat either Ranta creek or Moualian. Not enough prnsjxtctiag has Ixten tlittle oil either of the last named creeks to say Itew tla-y will turn out. The I >iui nor creek so far on the Uhittyna side of the rauge, is Am erica* ereek. Twenty cents to the jam is the liest taken out yet that I know of. Out of sixty |»aiis taken out hy myself, I did not draw * single hlank. Year other correspondent sent out some i|U®tations last time, so I will send a few now, to show the .sentiment of tlte<fowL Or. Kang -“How will I ever get all my gold to Vahlez." Dunton “llo you think it will fc* safe for me to shoot all my gold through the rapids at one time?" John VanIderstein -“I willjiark every ounce of mine out if it takes ten years to do it." Kanta did you say? Oh la; is law. Snltserilie for tlic Punsi-xcro*.