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NK\V*_ FROM Til K XI'HUOIMMNu cor.NTRY. Afognak deserve. I’orMpniKlciirt* to the rwwMWToF. Afognak, Sept, 'i'.'nil—It is the prevailing belief among prosjteetors ami inhabitants of Kodiak and Aiognak islands, and mining men generally, that lojocute and devel op mining elnims on Afognak is land is unlawful and trespass. This opinion is shared by no less high authority than R. A. Friedrich, U. S. Attorney of l>ist. No. 1 in Alas ka, who called attention of l’. S. Commissioner, l’hillip (iallagher, of Kodiak, that persons are unlaw fully locating and developing min ing i laimson Afognak island. For fm l her information. Commissioner (iallagher addressed Philander C. Knox, l\ S. Attorney (lennral, and reeeivetl the following r. ply. Washington. I>. C., Jvly U. 1!H>2. Phillip (iallagher. K ,p, l . S. Commissioner. Kodiak, Alaska. Sir:—Your letter of May 10th Iasi wi s duly reieivid. Yon |>resen:ed therein inform.uion to tlie effei . that miners are loeating and devel-i oping elaims, and that the natives; are eutliug wood on Afognak s lainl. which volt state “was on or aho.it l)ec. 4th, lSi*2, made a lish . reserve,” and you ask to he advised whether the said island is a forest j reserve, and whether, if so,the par-: ties engaged in the opera lions re-; ferred to are not trespass.-rs. On receipt of your letti r L referred tlie same to the Secretary ol lute:'* | ior with the request that lie furnish j me with t he information necessary : to enable me to reply to your in quiries. ami received from him. on the liith ultimo, a copy of the Pres ident’s Proclamation of December it lib. l.Stt'J. establishing the Afognak ' Forest and Fish Culture Reserve, a copy of Circular of April 4, P.IOO. j embodying rules and regulations j governing forest reserves, and a copy of the compilation of laws.' etc. relating to forest rem-rves, is sued November ft, l'HK); also a copy of a letter from the Commissioner of the (icncral Land Ollier, dated June IStli last, relative to the sub ject matter under consideration. All of these enclosures are trans mitted to you herewith for your in formation. In Ids letter of the 18th ultimo you will note the Commissioner says: ‘’While it does not appear that the mining operations upon the island, mentioned by Mr. <_• a 1 - higher, are inconsistent with tlie| existing provisions relating to min-! eral lands within forest reserves, it seems, however, that the cutting , of wood, for sale, by the natives, is \ trespass—it lieing improbable that | such cutting is confined to timlicri located upon land actually owned by the parties selling the wood.” ] In tiie meantime the Department received from I'.S. Attorney Fried-: rich, at Juneau, a copy of a letter addressed to you hy him on May •J'.tth last, in which he gave his opinion as to the status of persons ! cutting timber and locating mines' on Afognak island. This was re ferred to the Interior Department for consideration in connection with your letter of May lO'.h, and f am now in receipt, through the Secretary of the Interior, of a letter (inclosed herewith) dated the2r>th ultimo, irom the Commissioner of tnetienerai Land Ollice, in which, among other things, lie says: “Under the rules and regulations as contained in the cinulars ami compilation of laws, the hold ing of the U. S. Attorney, as given in his letter to Mr. Uullagher on May 29th, 1902, that “neither pros pectors, nor any other class of per sons, can lawfully locate, work or improve mineral lands on this is land, or acquire any rights or legal interest thereon, neither can they obtain a patent for mining claims which they may pretend to locate there’ is in error, as i; i< expressly stated that “any mineral lands in any forest reservation, which have been or which may lx* shown to 1m* Midi ami subject to entry under the existing mining laws of the I nited States ami the ru es ami regulations applying tie reto, shall continue to Is- subject to such lo cation and Chtrv.” Act June -4th, 1S5I7. (::o Stat.. :t I—::f».) These expn ssions of the Commis sioner practically answer your «|tt« s t ions' If. however, fuller information i~ desired, it may lie had l»v reference to the printed matter cnclost d here with. Respectfully, I*. C. Knox, Attorney (icneral. j This actually removes all doubt as to the legal rights of persons lo cating and obtaining patents for mineral lands on Afognak island. It is lawful to mine, and for per-! sons engaged in mining operations to cut timlier for their own actual use and mining purposes, hut mtt for sale. Fuller information concerning toresi reserves, mentioned as prim ed matter in the above letter, can Ik- had in the following: Compilation of Laws, and Regu lations and hecisions thereunder relating to the Creation and Ad ministration of Public Forest Re serves. Rules and Regulations governing Forest Reservations, established under St etion 21 of the Act of March a. I SUL A. F. Mining Definitions. The following definitions were compiled and handed in hv an old miner for the information of the public. A prospector—A man who has a hole in the ground and is the big gest liar in town. A proposition man—One who wears laced boots and corduroy 1 clothes and never pavs his Itoard hill. A mining expert—A man who can talk about formations, ramiti-1 cations, stratification, dykes, zones, dips, spurs, angles, telegite.s,oozites. sedemite and all the ites and tiles; can see a mile into mother earth j and invariably condemns the conn-! try. An expert miner—A fellow who loafs around town looking for a job as superintendent ofa property, but would be foreman if he can’t be superintendent; one who worked in the Treadwell in ’t)0 and has been idle ever since. A “titter”—A man who came to! Alaska in the fall of ’t>7 or spring of ’98 and knows where there arc diggings that will pay $.50 to the pan and is going back there just as soon as spring conics. A mining reporter—A man who wants you to subscribe for the pa-1 per. wants to write up your proper ty, and wants you to take him up to the Til lieu ill club, smokes your best cigars and borrows A mining promoter—A man who has unlimited capital behind him. but none in front of him, his ws itch is in soak. A tenderfoot—A “Willie Imy” : just from the States. Carries a j small arsenal with him. goes o'.t prospecting with a ti lling rod and a shotgun, huys a salted claim and gets money from mother to come home on in the fall. An anialganm'or—A man who wears long finger nails, draws $d a shift and deposits $1>) in the hank every day, if the ore is low grade, j the more in proportion. An assurer—A man who el urges you *1 .dO for throwing your sam ples nut of the hack door and writ-; ing a eertifiiate. A mining engineer—One who makes funny figure- on blazed stumps and c! argts a 1 ig price. A knocker—One who runs down the country, so as to keep others out until he can get what property he wants. Send the Pmobuictoi to your frien Is. It will contain the news. Pacific Clipper Line. Tlte Fast ami Comfortable New SfecmshiJ) 5e nta Ana Sa ls from Seattle on lbe 1*>tli of each Momli. aiiil from VALDEZ to on or aliout the 30th of Eaeli Month. Tin* Santa Ann is the LARGEST nml FASTEST BOAT on this run ami Carries Mail and the ALASKA PACIFIC EXPRESS Ship Yonr GOLD DUST by This Boat. LOWEST RATES. Fur Further Information Apply to JAMES F1S1I dr CO., PACIFIC CLIPPER LINE. Airents. Valdez. Seattle. * Felix's Restaurant Regular h/ieals. Short Orders A Specialty. McKinley St. Valdez. Oil DIN A NT K NO. U. a Fir«* Limit in tin-' Town «>f Valitf/. I!»*• town of Valdez mii<1 mukhig regulation* in iTpml to pro|*-rty situat'd within the limit. It** it I'.'liiilM'il l»y 111** < ••min mi Council. that 1 Imre Is hereby established n tin limit emu un-m ing at tin- int.-i rti.n «.t iron! St. and Alaska Ave.tiinl running ah»iu* tin* « nt«-r of ' Alaska Ave. t<» tin* inter'- . tion of Fiitii >?.. t h.-tn ••• along t lo- . i Hi- r •.; Ffltli >•. i kin pire Av*.; tliiMii*•• along km pin- ,\*e. to tin- Inters.-. tion of Front St.. timin'*' along tin* ci nt -r «»f Front St. to th |»i »••»• of !•• ginning. All t»r.>p • i y -it iai* I witnin this limit i«* In n hy plneed within tin- eoiit.nl of tin- tiro wit|il< !i, who shall have Mrce*s at all reasonable hours to in spect tin- buildings, flues, and lire H, purteii -r- 1 ees, ami tin- Fire Warden -hall in-p'-t t all I buildings w ithin the tire limit and i poll find ing any Hues out of order or other dofeet* shai! give the owtn-r notice in willing <•» repair tin •Hin» and if said owin-r 'hall not e >nipiy . with th" noli • within thr--- days lii- ■ shall la'deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, proseeilted according to law . It shall b*- th»* duty of the Fire Ward'-n to re port all persons n«>t complying with tin* notice served ii |m ill tin m, to the City Mtoru y win shall prepare the tici f'.'arv complaint f.whb-li the said Fire Warden 'ball inaL oath utid tin same shall la* prose, tiled affording to law. Seetions *J and 3 of ordinance N«* A. are In-re hy repealed. II. II Hildreth. .1. I.. Ste.de, Clerk. Mayor. ORDINANCE NO. 15. An ordinance r<*t*vAliiijf Ordinance Xo. ]•_*. j lie ii ordained i»v t he 4'«>imm n i 'ouiu il of t h- I town «*f Valdez, .\ia-ka (lint o.d’iiane* X • l'J ! handlin' same i* her-l»y r |» *al-d. t-.pettier ' with the franchise, ri*!it- and privileg - there in rim tiled, arc hereby ihelar d foriiitid.ae r.enitnr to the terms and conditions of -aid ordinance. II. II. IllI.l>1*KTIV. J. L. STKK1.K. Clerk. Mayor. * |*tis-ed Oct. *"», I'.KC!. CHURCHES SOCIETIES ETC. Exi>kavois Com;. Ciirucii—Cor. Glacier Avenue and Hohart Street. Rev. I). W. Cram, Pastor, j Services every Sunday at 10:80 a. ! m. and 8 j>. m. Prayer meeting Wednesday night. Christian En deavor Society meets Sunday even ing at 7 o’clock. Melvin Dempsey, President. Cm tteit ok thk Ei'II’haw—Cor.; Glacier Avenue and llohart Street. Services on Si n lay at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m. Rev. K. S. Tay lor. Rector. Ohukkok Ai.aska Moosk, Pioneer Tent No. 1. Meet in their own Hall on Reser vation A veil re, every Thursday eveniii}j at ,s oYloek. John (ioodell, Ruling Sjiirit; A. J. Ad ams, Keejier of Wa Wii.(See) AlllTIC l>Uo rilKI(llo<)I> \ ulilez ('aniji Xu. 10. Meets at Moose Hall every Tues day evening. A. M. Edwards, Arctic Chief. .1. (.1. Snyder, Sec retary. P ROTHEK’IOOD OK ALASKA PlOXEERS Arthur Rolijral, Chief, W. J. McDonnell, Secret ary. Headquarters. At'->_'itak, Alaska. Valdez Chamber ok Commerce Meet on the first ami thin Friday nidit of each month. Goodell, Pres. A. \V. Roehforu See’y. WHERE we ? 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 Dooms. Kates 50e. $1.00 and $1.50 per day. First elass res taurant in connection. Free Kits. Opposite U. S. Postolliee. \V. ti. POTTS, Manager. Cor. 1st Avc. and University St. SEATTLE Cameron Golden Q oassriel The Oldest anil Most Reliahle in Town. Ladies’ Shampooing a Specialty. Lailes’ and Gents’ Baths Porcelain Tubs. Fresh and Salt Water Baths. Rooms Sep arate from the Shop. A!!Modern Improvements Jack Verret Wapiiuuakin}!, Blaek smiiliin^ and General Joliliing. i SPEGAin. GLAC 1KR St. am. M. KINLEY Av. For Assays Send Your Ore To L R. CAMPBELL, PKK'KS. Go'd. Silver and Co|.).er $3.50 Gold and Silver - 1.50 Co!'l«*r .... 2.00 Lead - - - -i/’O ELLAMAR ALASKA Pacific Pad; I! Halation (o. to PACIFIC ST FA M WIIAMNU CO. EXCELS I OP Z. S. MOOKK. M \!>tkh. AND N EWPOPT. h. S. Mooli K, MA*TKH. KXCKI.SlOR Sails front Seattle altoiit 2’>th of Kaeh Month for Aakntat. Kllamar. \ Al.hkZ. Illiamna and Cook' Inlet Points. Sail- from \ AI.DKZ almttl 12th of each month for Juneau and Seattle. NKWTnliTsaiMrom .Inman altont 1st of eaelt month for Valdez and \\ t stern Points. Sttils from \ AI.DKZ altoiit 2-tth of eaelt month for Sitka and Juneau. GOLD DUST INSURED TO SEATTLE. For Information and Kates Apply at Olliee of PACIFIC PACK INC A NAV.tO. clolte Ituildinv'. Seattle. Wash. E. T. Willis, A?t. •lot alifornia Street. San Franeiseo. STRICTLY AMERICAN FIRST CLASS. EUROPEAN PLAN. Only Billiard Hall In The City. St. Clair & Lauer. Props. The Bohemian Saloon Liquor and Cigars, None Better. McKinley St. Between Keystone and Glacier Ave. \VM. WORKMAN 1*. MAONKSON Workman’s Road House First r<>a<lhouse huilt on (ioveriunent Trail. Can accomodate •">'.) ju-o|>!«■. has large warm ham for 20 horses and good quarters for dogs, (iood meals and everything the imisher desires. Twenty Miles From Valdez. ON THK AM .-AM Kill* AN TIC AII. Mills FltOM VAI.PKZ. Best of Accommodations For Man and Beast. Reopened under New Management. first stopping place after crossing summit. Danalson Eiaadhause. TONJ’lfJfl DRIDOE. Outfits Cached Free of Charge Free Horse and Do>r Stahles. Distance h roni \ aide/, i, J Miles, via (Joverninent Trail. Best Aeeoniodat ions for Travelers. t HAS. ('. ^ At.iKK, Prop. 77 Mii.es From Vai.dez HaKKY C. MlTKiMIY Wh.I.DaVM HOTEL HOLMAN Best roadhouse on the All American Route to the \ ukon. Fresh vegetables during; season from our own grarden. Hood feed for stock near bv. Best of accomodations, winter or summer. COPPER CEX PER, ALASKA. 103 Mil.its From Valdez C E. E054KEIJ5, Assayer and Chemist. Gold and S.lver $1.00 Gold Silver and Copper $2.50 (50 (’oi.ruiHA Sr., Skatti.k, \Vaj*h.