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CORRESPONDENCE
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.

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