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THE ALASKA PROSPECTOR.1
- - I H. H. HILDRETH, Editor. W. H. CRARY, Associate Editor. ■ JOS. A. BOCRKE, Business Manager. Published at \ alder. Alaska, every Thursday by the Phospectok , Prni-WHiso Co. Phone, Main 1. Entered at the Valdez j'Outoflice as second class matter. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. j One Yenr - • • . ■ . ts.ifU Sty Month* .... >1.00 Three Month* .... »l.itu H.wpie Copy .... lOeent* ADVERTISING RATES. One dolUr per luotith for one loch, single’ column. 1.01**1*, lu coni* per line tor first Insertion I Aiui litre cetiIn per line for encli subsequent insertion. I AUTHORIZED AGENTS. The P*osriMTo» Ison sale at the following news stands: P. O. News Stand. Seattle. Puget Sound News Co. Seattle. P. O. News Stand. .Vuuean. Eugene McCarthy News Stand, Skagway. P. O. New* Stand. Eagle, Alaska. MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT. COVNC1LMEN. J.t»n McItiB. CRa». Sihushtead. AL Write. Ed. Wood*. C. N CHART. CHAT. CBAWTUKD J. L. Steele. _i J. L. steile. Mayor J. G. sryl.ee, Tream-rer. J. W. I.fedy, City attorney Da. C. A. Win a.ns. Health omrr.a. II. II. Hildreth, clere. John l.oodell. I're*. school Board. THE ALASKA TRADE. The Alaska trade is growing enormously according to the sta tistics of the treasury department, and this trade is now only in its infancy. When the great Copja-r river valley, the Tannna. the Shu tdietnn. the country along the Alas ka peninsula and the far north country are more fully developed, the traflie with the States will bo something stupendous. The total shipments front the States to Alaska last Septendter were valued at #788.021. Of this #1)74.204 was shipped from Puget Sound ports and #114.147 from San Kranciseo. During the three months ending Sept. 80: h the shipments from the Uui.ed States were #2,249,427, of wMiich #1.788. 8(>0 were from Puget sound, and #1(>0,4G7 from San Francisco. Of the goods shipped from Puget sound most of the shipmen's were from Seattle, anil iwtv as follows: lircadsiufts, #108,085. \t usiniig on coal #1.4,408, eggs #o2.402, frtn.s and nuts #88,081, hav #41 t.'> liquors #89.819, meat an l ,.a ry products #289,489, vegeiah.es #180, 872, wood and inunufuetures oi wood #129,275, or an aggregate of nearly #1,000,000. lhc total value of merchandise shipped from Alaska to ilic United States in September was $1.1*70,404. For the three months ending Sep tember 30 tli it was $2,30,4424. The principal articles snipptd from Alaska were, with the values in each ease, as follows: Fiber man factures $2,21*7, fertilizers $7,873, salmon $2,077,521, furs and fur skins $77,293, manufactures of iron anp sue.' $14,089, fish oil $0,135, whalebone $108,704, manufactures of wood $14,095, wool, wearing • apparel #12,411. The above amounts do not in clude the value of gold and silver shipments. The gold and silver shipments for July, August amt September are placed at #1,203,500. Besides this amount there was in the three months $7,802,104 of for eign gold and siller, presumably from the Klondike. The iO'al val ue of ail materials leaiing Alaska for the United Stales in September was $4,238,001. in the three months already referred to the amount was $l_,26i,113. in 8»-p:eiuher vessels having a total tonnage of Gl,0b3 entered the ports of Alaska. The tonnage ot vessels clearing from Alaska ports was 50,208. » * To-day, throughout the length and hrtadth of our gnat land, the people, in compliance with the proclamations of die President and the Governors of the various s ates and territories, are following the time honored custom of our fore fathers iu tnaiiksgivmg tolhegreat Creator and Kuler of die universe for the olessiligs Ustowed it|ion v as a nation anu people during the year. If wo pause hut a moment and glance back over the happenings of: the past year, we can certainly find numerous tilings for which we should Is* truly thankful. Our na- ; tion is pro.-jiering'as never U-fore in Us history, and is a grea’ power turning he nattous of the world, all Of «j.yRi tour. ot.r .r.i nUet.ij^atirl. ‘ ’ i I pcid will, and all people and I countries lo»k to the United States as the great land of lilwrty, peace and prosperity, and the Mec ca of the oppressed of every land. Our institutions and people art prosperous, and we have not been visited hv any great afflictions, calamities or eatustrophies, hut on | the other hand everything that we I could reasonably wish for our hup-! piitcss as a nation and people has eon.e to pass. The people of Alaska have just cause iur thanksgix ing and happi ness. Our great District has seen more real development and ad vuncemunt than ever lieforc. Our gold mines have y.elded vast J amounts of treasure, and manv new i ledges anil deposits of precious metals that have been hidden in natures storehouse have been un covered by ilie sturdy prospeeu r, who by the sweat ot his brow has uncovered these treasures that have been hidden iov e- m cries. Our broad seas, hays, inlets and rivers ban yielded a wonderful * d 1 .« > •■■■ m Siiin.s ot■ liii,J? atiw i v ..i.eV-s ...tVe pm-j dueed an ahundanee of grass ami! n-ed and wherever liiesoil has been! cultiva.eii, it ‘lias yielded ..hundaiii- i ly, and lieinonstrated beyond a | douhi that we have a rich and iir ule agr.cuhurul country. uur ciiic$ ami towns: have grown and prospered. New people art coming among us and we have a population of intelligent and influ ential people who will he factor a in minding up a great slate. Cap. talists arc looking to Alaska as tin place for h<rge investment of capi tal and the law makers have prom ised to give us liberal and needed legislation. v As a community, Valdez has grown and prospered beyond the fondest hopes of the most sanguine. Prosperity is on every hand. Sick ness is almost unknown in our community anti the Reaper, l)eu h lias dealt kindly with us. Our little city is growing in population and inliuenee, and the future has only promises of pros perity. lrulv we have every cause for much thankfulness today. • * * It would bo well for the Cham-' her <>i Commerce to awaken from the lethargy into which it has fallen as a result of its strenuous exertions in the ferry affair, and do a little good for the community by using its influence to help in secur ing a mail service for next summer between here and tie co|j>er and; gold districts of Ko sina and Nizi na. tiiere will l«e hundr<ds of i l*eople working in ihal section next season and there should l»e some; regular means oi comtnun'eaitingl with them. Improved mail faeiii-j ties will greatly hasten the develop- ' of iht oj.jh t'distri' t and that j nu at > much tor VuMcz. Major Jas. K. tlayden, tfie well known hanker oi Siattle and pio-! ltoi r of the state of Washington,' dmi at Sta tic on the loth inst. tic was the father of Jas. Hayden, a well known resident oi fcillamar. 1 Geese. 1 )uvk», Chickens. Turkevs “•!d Ftvsh Oysters, Celery, Cran > rr.es. etc. at the City Meat Mar 'U*‘, Chas. Sprague, who was pursei du the Discovery last winter, ami also on the last trip of the Snutii Alia, died in the Providence hospi tal on the 14th inst. from appendi citis. An operation was performed hut it was too late ami he did not survive the o|teratioii. He was » son of the late Gen. J. \V. Sprague ami well known in Seattle and Al aska. Probate Notice. In the 1'nife«! SUlwl oinuiiMj.iiMT'i Court foi the Ihslricl ol AInsnm, Yuhies Pri'tlorl. In the Mutter ol the Estate ^ vf t In I’rotate Joseph Thou n-y, [Noll. « to IteftnuMf!. j t milt r*. Nolle** is h *r M»y <!V ui t.mr th» un«t rMgnet II nry \> . Mill i wit* mi th »>!h <l*y ol Oct. b 1*C, tlitly r|i|«4nU‘(l u«tiuiui>rr«to: of the E* lute ol *ni«A Joseph Thourney, il T'Hsctl. Notice I* hereby further given by the uinier ftlgneU M<li»iht*tr«tor of *Hhl c»t«te to the cmi i».Ts of Mini nil p»»r* rii* Imvlng claim* Agitin* tile m»hi dec* •*. tl. to exhibit thetu with thr 1 ecc**ary Voucher*. within six months aftei the tir*! publication of fhi* notice, to the mu Arltuinifttrator. at hi* t.Uce of bu*tnea» on tin Northwest corner of Keystone avenue and llo hurt street, in VuM -t, Al**k*. tile mid* belli* the place for the trnti*action . f busitie**uf *«i< e»t«te, in the l‘red net ol YtHez. I'atrMl Nt \whiez. this tth uuv of November A.Ih, lwrj, HBNRY \Y. MlLI.Pl, A«1 iuini*lmfnrof flic Estate ol Ji.-.l>u Thowuey deceased. Win H. Whittl vy, Attorney f.-r the A'iiulniatrator. Hr*t p ihlleatlon, N..V.H, 1«B«. I*aM p.rbiUatiull lK*V. -4, lflUj. Notice. In the l\ 8. CnuinUsioiier'a Court for tin* Ids trie! of Alaska, Division N». is, Huh rise I’re id tic t. Ill I’r.-batc. In the Matt -r ni the Estate of > K. Lade, IVcchjm d. s It appearing to l Ills Court by flic p fit ion till • ay presented ai.d til d by II. A. Suiilb, Ad niitaistrah r of the e ate of IS. Lain*, decease*! praying f« r ati ortf r * i sal- «*t tlu tuning hi terosts oi -aid estate, that it is t * tl.e be.«t Inter est of said estate that ail milling interest: should be a- Id. Ii is the re lore ordered by tin < ourt tnat any and all person* interested, ap pear before this court on the 1st day id May at tile hour ol 10 o'clock, a.iu.. «»t -aid day at the courtro ui of aaid court, in Huii.lse Alaska, ldstrict of Alaska, to show cause wh] an order should (lot bo granted to said admin istrator to sell all mining interests «>i sahl es tat •. It is further ordered that a copy of tills orde published f .r lour a.icc-ssive weeks in i !i vv-p. pT within t.ic Idsirlit oi Alaska, hav in; g oieral circulation. And that a cop] thereof bo forwarded to Messrs. Snow «v Ffcrnat oi Fresno, California, for and in behalf of U. ii Lane. J. 11. HltoWM.ow, I’lobale Judge ol said Court. a*ed at Sunri* , Alaska, this l<illi day of Sep tember, hate »f first ptiblicathu, Xov. ti, 1?0J. hate of la*t publication, N«*S. -J7, lJWt*. Market Price List. Flour . fEUP per 1(M » »ru Meal ...... fS.a& - 2Ca Butler. joe •• n Lifgs .3ne •• do. ^•*g»r . $7.oo 44 lu Klee.$4.UU to $7.10 •• 1U Potatoes . SUc 44 1! fi n on and Ham.$l Vuo to tlT.uu 44 lt« Coffee *Jo to .*j0c 4* It Milk.12k «• 2U 44 cal Liraiiuluted l'otai »es.k»» to 25c 44 II hried Fruit s to Ur ** It >yrup. . .#1 tofl.uO " ga Moans, • mall w bite .$n.uu 44 im He*ins. Lima $1’..«itl 44 p* KoUvmI Oats m- “ H f«a 40to7! •• It Tobacco, sill'ir.lng.to) to 70c •• II I'obacco, chow iug . -Xi to 7 »c •• II h Was ii. doable c lid. timdhy hay .FtJ.AOloi host Whitman Oats. tor 1 oal. tlA.uo tor "uo»l. . P>.ia) con. Finest Bread Ever Baked. Try It. F. R. JCHMI&T, PROP, Cor. McKinley St. and Broadway COOK INL'iT Pros(KH*ting uml Hunting par ties can la* supplied w:lli necessary outfits l»v H. N. WETHERBEE, a! Kenai and Kussiloff at tin Most Reasonable Prices in Al aska, thereby saving freight and trouble of landing siij - plies. GEO. S. MEARMS, Agent. Kenai, Alaska. HUD iSMT t lUlt (0. Complete abstracts of title to all mineral and o’her claims in the Valdes Min ing district, including the Prince \\ illiam Sound, Copper River, Chistuchi na and the Chisna dis tricts. tads fniskd to Mu Ion lots ■ ^cldcz. Alaska 4 Professional Cards. F. M. BOYLE, 1*1. D. Physician and Surgeon VALDEZ, Office*: ALASKA Swi.n Build ng, McKinley St. ■■ ■ - ■ DR. W. G. ALEXANDER, Dentist. McKinley st. valdez. | — ■ W. A. RYSTROM, Dentist. Swan Building. Valdez. GOODELL & EDWARDS Lawyers. VALDEZ, ALASKA i i FRED M. BROWN, Lawyer Mining ami Laud Uwi>, S|nc»altk» j VALDEZ, ALASKA j """ LEEDY Sc KELSEY, ; Attorneys and Couns.lors. Keystone Ave. Valdez. ORLAN CLYDE CULLEN. Counsellor-at-Law* i L'. S. Supr. ui»* C>»ur(, Kcgiaieri‘4 Attorney L?. , ; S.Fatent •*. Cuitcd State* and F.»r»-fgn Fat i ent*. CmYfHift'.TrMit# Mark* and copyright*. No. 700 7th Street. N. W., | Opp. L1.8. Fatenl ofil. v. WASHINGTON, I). C. j A.JUDSON ADAMS, Civil Engineer auil Surveyor. U. S. DEPUTY MINERAL AND LAND SURVEYOR. Next tlcor to Merchants Cafe. JOHN F. RICE, Lawyer. McKinley St. Valdez. H. H. Hildreth, Notary Public ami Conveyancer. KtisEEirroit Oiliue. i\c W TOSK LiFf. INJUR/JNCE CO. WRITES THE BEST POLICIES. G. Sponberg, Agent. R. B LIX. NOTARY PUBLIC Aad CONVEYANCER Hi Ki: t I N ; r.U. ala- k W. H. Brcnnen. HOUSE and SIGN PAINTER. Paper Hanger and Decorator, j VALDES, - - ALASKA j j - 3. F. nAL/lRQ la Prepared "to Ex amine. Take Options on j and Purchase Mining Pro|»erties i ~ Shn'v it William* are carr» ing a full line oi fresh fruits. Snij ■ men e r«yjened on eci rv V-oar. CCOD GOCDJ". CCCD SO V.O. “the * mzmr CLUB ROOMS IM COMM ECTICM OOABF & MACKINTOSH Blacksmith Shop. * All Kinds of Iron or Steel Work Done in the Best Manner. I HORSESHOEING SLEDS i Geo. Woods. JFowli-v r w l s/inPLE Rssnx VALDEZ, ALASKA V’ T **» M» W». , t - » • . . Wines, Liquors and Cigars. The Seretc SCOTT & SMITH, Tref s. — • Diaironds, | Watches, j Jcwe’iy ! Cut Glass, Silverware, Clocks. P. E. KER N, i Nrg .et | Jewelry Ma^e To Order, H. M. DEAN, General Merchandise Broker. REPRESENTING. St'llYVAUACHER BROS. & CO. M. c. NASON A CO '*'• • uiw-eri. »n.l TulMU-fuuiklK. Kr.it 114. f, 1KMOUR A CO. YV. I*. FCLI.J.R A t O. YVASIIINGTON SllOh MFC. CO. YVAMl[Vi'i'o\ V* " U.4.0.41I.1HL.K.. OUCit.lfl-V , I ;<[ : OALBRAITH-BAl ON A CO. Huy. <ir«in, L^rn . tVm t.t, B. l.ti m . Cigars a Specialty. Vaid„ „las Dentist aid Opt’c'aj. A F ti‘ L ii o:8|>w:ai-les'»n Han . au-1 Walnuti Iti-jairiu .a Shor No i<‘«* * Mi Ki.ni.ky fvr. \ zimmcrman Tl II Ah Cleaning,Retiring and Alterirg I ere IA11U lc 011 stert ^°icc* i n IL v l\ • Ladies Suits C'eaned and Fretse Keys** ne Ave. next to Prosjuvor Off**.. C C. BOQARDttS, Assayer and Chemist. Cold and Silver $1.00 Gold Silver and Copper $2.50 00 Columbia Sr.. Seattle. Wabk.