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Midnight Sun and Aurora.
’Tis midnight, and the northern sun Doth reign as sun and moon in one. Does lie usurp tin* queen of night, And rule her throne and stars so bright? I<ook! IsMik! from off this atom* l teak The brilliant stars do safety seek, And plunge to depths of dusk lie low. See. after them doth lightning go. And see, how crimson are the skies! It sure must In- the queen, she dies. Sweet queen . of all -our summer nights, Who shared our evenings’ fond delights. The glorified dark ice, deep frost Must this our queen to us lie lost? Ah no. it capItot he, Tiehold! And watch the crimson turn to gold. Now o’er the gold is scattered white, I vow our queen she weds tonight. Just see the shimmer of . her gown. Ami wondrous lights go dancing down. Sol adds her glory to his own Then shares with her his mighty throne. The stars we saw dart off in space, Were messenger, just sent apace, With lightning fur a shield and guard To those who bear the precious word. The heavens tremble with their joy; Delight that cannot know alloy. Now all is tranquil, calm and still. From every rivulet and rill, Ri • cloudy vapors, virgin white And dose the heavens from our sight. July “20, 1902. Marconi System on Tanana Wireless Telegraphy Stations to be Put in Operation by Oct. z. Ail expedition has been sent out by the Marconi Wireless Telegraphy Company to establish a line for the government lietween Fort (iibbon and Bates Rapids. They left Se attle Aug. 1, and will go to St. Michael and up the river to Fort ' (iibbon, where they will begin work at once, as the contract calls for the completion of the line.by Octo r her 1. There will be three stations es tablished-one at Fort (iihlmn, one at Bates Rapids and an intermed iate station. Tin-stations will con sist simply of a pole 250 feet high, with insulated wire running to the ground. At the foot of each pole there will be a two-horse power en gine to run a dynamo. Only one man will be necessary to run each station. | With the government telegraph line lietween here and Eagle City, being pushed through under the energetic direction of Capt. Burnell and the completion of this wireless telegraph line, rapid communica tion in Alaska will la-come a com paratively easy matter. Engineer Richard Pfuntl, who has charge of this work, will conn out by way of Valdez after comple ting the contract, which will lie some time in Octolier. The Ferry. Now that the l»oyi» from the in-1 tenor have started to come to | town, it is time that something: was done in regard to the lake! stream ferry. It is at present sit uated in an out-of-the-way place, inaccessahle from this side for a man with a horse, and is so rigged that it is impossible to take a pack animal across on it. Half a dozen men could take the Imat and drop it down the stream to a point where it would Ik* in the j direct line of travel and Ik* access- i able for horse men as well as those who are af(K>t. It is a matter of comment from every one who comes over the trail, that after hearing so much in re gard to the ferry, it is impossible to find it without a guide, and even if one accidentally stumbles onto the trail, nr lack of trail, that leads to the boat, they must re trace their steps, if traveling with a horse, and swim the stream at the old crossing. This matter should l>e attended to at once and give the mushers a chance to get into town without having to swim. I,arge Pack of Salmon. | Kenai, Aug. '2 Of the many , summers that I have spent on Cook inlet, this is the exception. There has I teen a dearth of winds, not having had a real solid southwest blow vet. The canneries are just almut through packing, as in a day or two, they will have every available can and case tilled. We have not had a run of fish like this year since *118. The natives have been putting up quite an amount in salt In-side drying and smoking enough to keep them over the winter. Tlie superintendent of tlu* Keiini Lake Mining Co., has closed the plant for lack of water in the creek from which their pipe line runs, hut will prolmlily start up in the fall again. They have done very well since they started the elevator in June. Quite a numlier of prosjieetors from the States and also from Southeastern Alaska have gone up Kenai river, both to the., first and second' lakes. Have not heard any definite news from any of them as yet. The Rev. Father Sebastian Dals nvitcli of the Ureek Catholic-church of San Francisco, has been paying a short visit to this place and to Rev. I. Bortnovsky, the resident priest. Last Sunday, services in English were held in the church, Rev. Dalxivitch officiating. We have interested the* young natives in base ball, and after a few lessons, I was surprised to see with what quickness they grasped the different situations and plays necessary to the.game. If they improve much more, we will un doubtedly send out a challenge to all comers. (5. S. M. After Judge Brown’s Scalp. Joseph A. Moore lias filed charges of malicious prosecution, incompetency, etc., with the Attor ney General at Washington against Judge M. C. Brown of the first district. Moore was defeated in a tax suit hv the city of Skagway, in the Commissioners court, and on appeal to the District Court. Judge Brown sustained the decision of the lower court. Moore made remarks on the streets after the decision had Wen rendered and the ease dismissed, regarding the case and the Judge. This offended the judge ami he had Moore thrown into jail for ninety days. Every lawyer in Skagway and Juneau was afraid to take the case as they might incur the displeasure of the court. Consequently Moore had to serve his sentence. Moore left Skagway with $.'>,000 to spend for Judge Browns scalp and it is said that many of the citizens of South eastern Alaska, including most of the attorneys, hope he will lie suc cessful. Game Law to be Enforced. United States customs officers have received instructions from the j Treasury Department to do all in their power to see that the Alaska game laws, recently passed hv Congress, lie rigidly enforced. The department further directs that all vessels returning from the north lie closely watched for hides and jielts of wild animals slaugh tered in violation of the provisions of the act. A Certain Method Of obtaining other people’s mon ey is to have something they want1 ami to let them know you have it,; where they can secure it, and what is the basis of exchange. These; facts told plainly, simply and hon j estly by an advertisement in the, 1’kospkctok, will as surely bring you money in exchange for your goods, as the day succeeds the, night. 1 ! Alaska-Siberian Railway. On July 21', at Paris, President Loubet, received a delegation of | the directors of the projected Transalaska-Siltcrian railway, lie promised to assist the undertaking in any way possible. Steps will now lie taken to obtain the sup juirt of Russia, and if successful,, , work will soon commence. 1 i Pacific Clipper Line. The Fast and Comfortable New Steamship Santa Ana Sails from Seattle on the 15th of eaeh Month, and from VALDEZ to on or alnut the ,‘iOth of Eaeh Month. The Santa Ann is the LARGEST and FASTEST BOAT on this run and Carries Mail and the ALASKA PACIFIC EXPRESS Ship Your GOLD DUST hv This Boat. LOWEST RATES. For Further Information Apply to JAMES FISH & CO., Api'iit*, ValJvz. PACIFIC CLIPPER LINE. Seattle. CHURCHES SOCIETIES ETC. Endeavor Coxo. Chuhch—Cor. Glacier Avenue and Holmrt Street. Rev. I). \V. Cram, Pastor. Services every Sunday at 1 ():.'!() a. m. and 8 p. m. Prayer meeting Wednesday night. Christian En deavor Society meets Sunday even ing at 7 o'clock. Melvin Dempsey, President. Clinton ok the Epiphany—Cor. Glacier Avenue ami Ilohnrt Street. Services on Sunday at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m. Rev. F. S. Tay lor, Rector. OmokhokAi.amka Moosk, Pioneer Tent No. 1. Meet in their own Hall on Reser vation Avonre, every Thursday evening at S o’clock. John (ioodcll, Ruling Spirit; A. J. Ad ams, Keeper of Wa Wa.(See) A item■ BitoTiiKitiKNm— Valdez Camp No. 10. Meets at Moose Hall every Tues day evening. A. M. Edwards. Aretie Chief. J. ti. Snyder, Sec retary. B itoTHKKiiooDOK Alaska Pionkkhs Artlmr Bohgal, Chief, W. J. Me Donnell, Secretary. Headquarters, Afognak, Alaska. ValdezChambeh ok Comm fuck— Meet on the first and third Friday night of each month. J. (joodell, Pres. A. W. ltoehford, Sec’y. Market Price List. Flour. .*Lsn iH-rlim Toni Meal . 93.25 “ 100 Butter. 35c “ lb Egg* . 30c “ doz Sugar.97.tk» “ liki Kit e.91.00 tt» 17.10 •* ltk> Potatoes.. 3*.,c •* lb Bat on huiI llain .91W» to 917.00 “ Ilk) ('offee. 20 to Alt* ** lb Milk . 1§2| “can tirauiilated Potat«a*x.20 to 25tt “ lb Brietl Fruit. H to 15e “ lb Syrup.91 to 91.Ai “ gai Beaux, small while.|ti.»ki “ ion lk*aus, Lima . 912.50 ** luo Kolletl Oats. .5c “ lb 7m “ lb Tt»bat*t*o, smoking.HO to 7Uc “ lb Tobacco, chewing 50 to 75c “ ll> K. Wash, don Me ct>ud. timothy hay 412.50 toil lk*xt Whitman Oats . 912.A» ton I oal. .915.00 ton i Wood.9H 00 eon I — Alaska’s Official Directory. Governor—John G. Brady. I*. S, Judges—Melville C. Brown, Hist. Xo. 1, seat at Juneau; Jaiues Wiekersliam, l»ist. Xo. 3, seat at Nome I*. S. Attorneys— H. A. Friedrich, hist. Xo. 1; Joseph K. Wood, J. llarlan. < lerk-histiict Xo. 1. W. J. Hills, hist. Xo.3. A. It. Ileilig. I s. Marshals—/times M. Slump, hist. Xo. 1; Cm velius I.. Vawter. hist. No. 2; G. G. Berry, hist. No. 3. Commissioners— Eduard de Groff, Sitka; H. H. Folsom, Julies!:: K. B. Tustiu. Ft. Wrangell; : L. K. Woodward, I nalaska; B. Gallagher, Ko diak; J. J. Roberts,Skagway; W. J. Joaes,Circle City; 1.. B. Shepard, St. Michael; Sol Kipinskv, Haines Mission: J. B. Smith, Ketehikau; G. M. Irwin, Ikmglas; C. T. Bnaiks, Suursie; John Lyons, Valdez, Breseott Sawyer, Eagle. C. S. Ijaiul officer*— Surveyor General—W. S. hist in. Register John W. Dudley. Keeeiver—A. I*. Apperson. Clerks—Geo. Stow ell. W. F. Jefferys. Deputy I'.S. Marshals- hist. Xo. 1, special. W il McNair, J. W. Snook. Skagway; J. B. Campbell, Sitka; E. F. Kelly, Juucaii; Win. h. Grant, Wraugel; W. Hillg, Douglas Island; Edward C. lla>ey, Valdez; Lewis I.. Bowers, Kisliak;IVter Nisson, Boreupiue; W. G. Thom as, Ketehikau; J. B. Keyiioldsoii, Kagle. J Zuboff, Killisuo** li you have anything lor sale o trade list it with the Copper Kivei Mining, Trading it Development j Co. GRAND HOTEL A. SWAN Proprietor. Corner Keystone Avenue and McKinley Street. WHERE ft ? Who? STOP Everyone From Valdez. AT THE FRANKLIN OF COURSE. Only First Class European Hotel in JUNEAU. John T. Spickett Proprietor HOTEL DILLER. Headquarters for VALDEZ People 120 Rooms. Rates 50c, $1.(X) anil $1.50 per day. First class res taurant in connection. Free bus. Opposite U. S. PostofHce. W. G. POTTS, Manager. Cor. 1st Ave. and University St. SEATTLE Cameron Golden IM5 PioneerTonsorialParlor I59K The Oldest and Most Reliable in Town. Ladies’ Shampooing a Specialty. Ladies* and Gents* Baths Porcelain Tuta. Fresh and Salt Water llaths. Rooms Sejs arate from the Shop. All Modern Improvements T. J. Coles. aw lUHM. EtadsBittig; JOBBING. GLACIER St. axd McKIXLEY Av. BlTEblTB PROMPTLY PROCURED r M H r* wm I A through my office, sold ■ ™ w on commission basis. * UVD FOR SOUVENIR LIST (, Inventors, Manufacturers, Sellers and Users of patented articles defended against infringers. Policy issued by one of the largest Trust Co’s. Secure Further Particulars. I OSCAR A. MICHEL. REGISTERED ATTORNEY, 220 BROADWAY, NEW YORK. MOTION TM» PAPCM 10 aftCUNt THS AOOVC M0NT1VP Sue. -,.r- to PACIFIC STEAM WIIAI.IXU CO. EXCELSIOR Z. S. MOORE, M.xstkii. AMD N EWPORT. F. S. MOORE, M.xstkr. EXCELSIOR Sails from Seattle about '2-Mli of Each Month for ^ akutat, Ellamar. \ A LI tEZ, llliatnna ami Cooks Inlet Points. Sails from \ALI)EZ sihiut 12th of eaeh month for Juneau and Seattle. N EWPORTsails from Juneau alsout 1st of each month for Valdez and Western Points. Sails from VALDEZ alsout 2'stli of eaeh month for Sitka and Juneau. For Information and Rates Apply at Office of Pacific Packing & Nav. Co. UIoIh? Iluildinji. Seattle, Wash. J. C. Martin, Agt. do California Street, San Francisco, W.M. WORKMAN p. MAONESON Workman’s Road House First roadhouse built on (iovemment Trail. Can aeeom<Mlute 50 people, has large warm barn for 20 horses anti good quarters for tings, (ittod meals ami everything the mustier desires. Twenty Miles From Valdez. Roberts' Road House. Before crossing the Summit on the way to the interior stop for rest and shelter at Mrs. Robert's. BEST and ONLY place for feed and water on the mail. 21 Miles From Val dez. MRS. H. ROBERTS, . . PROPRIETOR. |%ri)igan f^oadhodse. OX 'I’llK AU.-AMKHU'AX TIIAII. .'m M1I.1X FROM VAI.KKZ. Best of Accommodations For Man and Beast. Reopened under New Management. FIRST STOPPING PLACE AFTER CROSSING SUMMIT. Donalson Roadhouse. TONJINfl BRIDQE. Outfits Cached Free of Charge Free Horse and Dog Stables. Distance From Valdez, 771 Miles, via Government Trail. Accomodations for Travelers. CHAS. C. YAGER, Prop. 77 Milks From Valdez When on the Way to the Interior, Stop at the Loomis Roadhouse, Tonsina Bridge. Good Meals. Good Beds. Complete Line of Merchandise and Miners Supplies at Valdes Prices with Freight Added. I. H. LOOMIS, Prop. 77 Milks From Valdez. Hakky C. Mukimiy WillDavn HOTEL HOLHflM Best roadhouse on the All American Route to the Yukon. Fresh vegetables during season from our own garden. Good feed for stock near by. Rest of accomodations, winter or summer. COI'PElt CENTER, ALASKA. ! 10:5 Milk* Kkom Valdez C. E. BOGflRDUS, Assayer and Chemist. Gold and Silvr $l .00 Gold Silver and Copper $2.50 (SO Cou muia Sr., Ska i'ti.k, W.v-il. I