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I f - ■ ■ JAMES FISH & Co. I We have in stock a Full Line of Bar Goods, including Glasses, Bowls, Bottles, Stone Straws, Mixers, Spoons, Stoppers, Funnels, etc. f That Prickly Feeling I and the red eruption on your skin are probably due ■ to your failure to use CRARY’S WITCH HAZEL CREAM It relieves instantly. It is soothing to the skin, cools by the only natural method, that of evapora tion,-and does NOT leave the skin dry or rough. We will give you your money hack if you are 1 not satisfied. I THE VALDEZ PHARMACY) City Market NKXT TO MKWHANt’s CAHK. Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Beef, Mutton, Pork and Poultry Our Prices are RIGHT. Give us a call. Vakties. Jevetry, Diamonds. | Our stock is complete, Styles New, Artistic and Up-to-Date. On Optical DcmM Invites your Special Attention. Should you not see as clcarlv as formerly, you have some sort of Eve Yrouble—heavy dull feel ing. with frequent headache. Our glasses will give you relief.’ W. C STULL, Jeweler. Ex|>ert Watchmaker. Op tician and Diamond Setter, VALDEZ - * ! I*ast Arrivals From Nizina. Several parties arrived here front the Xilinn district vesterdav, and are about the last to leave that district. There are still four men there hut they will probably remain until they can sled out. The par ty who arrived here are Bert Stev ens, Boh Ftlkerson, Ben Bennett, Tonsina Bill and Swiftwater Bill Gates. They rafted down the Chittyna from the Inna to Taral and there secured a bout in which they went to the Tasnunu, a ml thence came oner the railroad trail to town. Two of this party, Bert Stevens and Boh Fulkerson, unde the last important discovery in the Xizina district, that on Canyon creek. This is not a very large creek, hut prospects so well that they will re turn to it in the early sprtng. Is* sal*- coarse gold on this creek | there is an ahuniiance of placer copper. The discoverers could not do much work as they were short of provisions, vet they seem to lie satisfied with the discovery. They will not say much uUuit what tliev took tiut, hut seem to have plenty of gold. Mr. (Sates, Swift water Bill, who is a well known prospector, made a number of locutions and is morc tlian pieased with the country .He started m bite, hut traveled fasi and did considerable work. Tne party rejnirts about six inches of snow on the interior ami the creeks commencing to freeze. A Family Affair. Following is the east of characters for A Family Affair. Dak liiuitflK A kihnI fellow, w luw Im agination run' rnarnv with hiui Mk. Date JoklilXk ^ofwfN lli* (iartfuer; a high «;i tnoriiy on iMifat . I»t Mm Willm Deacon smith Who limb it ilifti* ult 1.. be KihhI umler adverse eiretiuiatam*** Mr. IIili-kkiii Sally ban'*ic«*<*i hearted it tie rook who unlike umsi w *110*1. e.«n k e,» a hhtvi Mr*. LooMIM Ml** 4‘ammon Dan’* ImuMekeeper, 111 toe matrimonial market, aim iiumii* buaiue** Mr*, stroi'mk Iah ihiana—A dark brunette, on the war pal h Ml** I.IMMhY A Family Affair, Saturday night, Oet. J-nh, ON SLATE ‘CREEK AND THE CHISNA THIS YEAR S600.C00 Cleanup On the Vflrioua creeks In Chisna District. Last Years Output Doubled. The hist of the miners of the Chisna district have left that camp for the season, and according to the reports of the owners of several of the liest properties there, and from the amount of gold : shipped out hv the express com-; panics, it is safe to say that the! output of that district this season i is at least double what it was last year. This district was formed in 1900. but that year very little work was ilon • as the discoveries were made late, provisions were scarce, but few men were in the district, and only a few thousand dollars was taken out of the few claims that were then worked. Last season considerable work was done,but much of this was dead work. Lumla-r had to be whip sawed. sluice boxes made, cabins erected and all the claims had to Ik- prospected more or less to ascer tain where the pay streaks lay. Hut with all the dead and develop ment work, the district produced about 1:100,000, and most of this came from Slate creek and Miller gulch. This season, with most of the sluice boxes ready for work, with the ground opened up and very lit tle dead work to do, the output from these two creeks was about #•">(10,000. This would have l>een much larger hud there been suffi cient water for sluicing, but for the first time since the district was formed the supply of water whs very small, and consequently the output was not quite as large as was anticipated. On the Chisna river last year nearly all the work done was de velopment and dead work, lluz lett it Meals, Melvin Dempsey. Grogg «t Johnson, the Dawson Par ly and several other owners of claims did a large amount of devel opment work' Hazlett it Meals put in a sawmill and got out a large amount of lumber for future use, and also t>uilt a liume and got in place a hydraulic plant. The umt ii1 mu u.^r.^iuriu & iuomiy ami only two claims took out any goal to speak of. Hazlett it Meals took out probably not more than ♦o.tiOO and aland #2,500 was taken from the Dempsey claims. This season, however, the output has been much larger. Hazlett & j Meals have taken out at least' #100,000 and from the other claims, j only a few of which were worked, from #5,000 to #10,000 was taken | out. A ereat manv miners think that in the future the Ciliana will be j the largest producer in the district, j The work done on the benches of this river this season prove beyond a doubt that they contain much coarse gold, and that they will not, j l»e hard to work. These benches j are quite extensive and if they doi : prove as rich as expected, it will make a rich camp and one that . wib take several vears to werk out. • I There is now a scheme on foot by ail «astern company to pur chase all these properties, l>olh on I C'hisna river and Sla;e creek and Miller gulch. Not all the owners j will sell, but enough claims can be Benin*! so that most of the prop-' erty ran be worked on a large scale. There are a number of other! good creeks in this district that] have shown g-ssl prospects, hut not half of the district has been j prospected. The formation through- j out the district is very good, and 1 as more development work and prospecting is done, there will no! doubt lie as good property discov ered as has already I teen found. Accident on the Excelsior. to tht* Juneau, Oct. 20.—H. I’. Hitter.] who spent the summer in charge of| the Coast and Geodetic Survey in] Valdez hay and Prince William j sound, met with an accident while I coming down on the Kxcelsior. ! The I mat encountered rough wen-] ther off the mouth of Copjier river, and on the 19th. while Mr. Hitter j was walking the deck of the pitch ing vessel, he slipped and fell, breaking a leg. He received the best care possible on the boat, until Juneau was reached, when medical attendance was procured. The doctor reports that Mr. Hitter will soon recover from the effects of his accident. Earthquake at Eagle. Rpeclal In the I'nosm-ron. Eagle. Oet. 22—There was a se vere earthquake shock here yester day, hut no serious damage result ed. and the people have l*een won dering if there was any damage done in other places. The Yukon commenced to freeze yesterday and to-day is tilled with floating ice. It was expected that this would he a late fall, and Un freeze comes as a surprise to tin residents of the Yukon. Last year the river did not freeze over until the 2t>th of Oct., hut in 1900 it was frozen on the 13th of October. Yukon Closing Up. gprHftl ti» the I'Ro-ipEfTtiR. Dtiwson, Y. T., Oct. 22—The last White Pass boat left here yesterday and the river will soon' he closed. Today the stream is running full of slush ice. With the close of navigation this fall, ends a season that has been a record breaker for the amount of freight entering Dawson. There was six thousnnd tons more of freight brought to the Yukon this year than there was last year. Movement of Steamers. In Ihf I’ROKPECTOM. Juneau, Oct. 20—The Berths left here yesterday for Valdez. The Excelsior arrived from the West ward today. Attorney French Coming. Late advices from the interior state that (Sco. K. French, former ly assistant district attorney at Eagle, is now on his way overland to Valdez. For safety and conven ience he has sent his documents ahead hy mail. Assessment Boll about Complete. | City Assessor. Jas. McHie. has atsmt completed the assessment roll of the city for the iiscal year and the assessed valuation of city prop erty will Ik- nl>out $250,000.00, which is $100,000 more than la?t year. Taxes will be due on Dec. 15th and delinquent on Jan. 15th. Weather Record. Above i**ro exn'pt wheiv otlierwiito «t*ttMl. % Kain. Figure* »hnw prm*ipiUtii>u iu iuchf*. Obworvt^l Rii<t rc|M»ruM bv l»r. L.**. i tunul*. DEATH ON DOAT WELL KNOWN PROSPECTOR AND MINER K. LOfin of Valdez. Passes Away of Heart Failure; on The Excelsior, at Sea, October 19. to flu* PjtrMptrTnii. Juneau, Oct. •_>(».—W. K. Griffin, the well known prospector and mine owner, of Valdez, died of heart failure, on the Excelsior, the lllth of this month. The death occurred while the boat was at sea, alsiut a days travel from here. Mr. Gridin was known to near ly every passenger on the boat and his death east a gloom over every one. It is not known what ar rangements will he made in regard to the body. W. E. Gridin whs born in Sche nectady. New York, in IStiS, and left there while quite veiling and settled in Butte and Anaconda, where he learned considerable about mining. Front there ho came to Alaska in ls'.lS and did some prospecting along the Yukon and its tributaries. In the spring of 1001 he left Eagle in company with Dr. Brad ley and came overland to Valdez. He remained here tiil last spring when together with Jas. Stephens he went into the Nizina country to prospect. Gold was discovered, and Griffin made some of the best locations on Bex gulch, Calamity creek, Chititu creek, Copper creek ami Young creek. Being well satisfied with his season’d work, he eame to Valdez and took the Excelsior for the States. The news of his death was quite a shock to his friends and associated here, who are all loud in their praise of him. and claim him to have been a perfectly upright and honorable man in all his dealings. Going to the States. l\ S. Marshall Geo. C. Perry has been granted a three months leave of absence and will leave on the Santa Ana for his old home in Du buque. Iowa. He will lie accom panied by his wife, and la-sided visiting their old home they will also visit New York. Boston and other eastern cities. Marshall Per ry will tie in Washington city for several weeks, where he will no doubt do good work for Alaska, hy assisting in the passage of needed legislation for tin* district. Being a personal friend of Speaker Hen derson. and a number of other prominent senators and congress men, the Marshal will he able to do much towards having some needed legislation enacted for Alaska. Surveyors Quit Work. The railroad surveyors have probably stopped operations for the winter. They have Wen at work since the first of July, anti have en euuntered very wet anil disagreable weather the past six weeks, and the Istys are glad to get hack to town again. The survev started from I the towiisite across the bay anti the i locution line has Wen completed to [the summit of the Tasnuna divide, while the preliminary line is com pleted to within a few miles of the Copper river. It is barely jmssible that after a few weeks rest the I surveys may lie continued uu tho snow.