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THE ALASKA PROSPECTOR.
H. H. HILDRETH, Editor.' W. H. CHARY. Associate Editor. JOS. A. BOt’RKE, Business Manager. Published at Valdes, Alaska, every Thursday by the Prospector Pc bus mv. Co. Phone, .Main 1. Entered at the Valder p.istoftice as second class matter. -I'HSCKIPTION RATES. On« Year ..... Mjfl Month* .... U Three Month* .... gi.oo Sample Copy .... 10 cents ADVERTISING RATES. One dollar per month (or one Inch, single column. Local*, 10 cents p"r line lor first Insertion and live cents p<r line (or each subsequent Insertion. AUTHORIZED AORNTS. The PRoanrtog la on aait U tbs following new* at it ml*: P. O. Sew* Stand. Seattle. Puget Sound New* Co, Seattle. P. O. New* Stand, Juneau. Eugene McCarthy New* Stand. Skagway. P. O. New* Stand. Eagle. Alaaka MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT. CQCXCILMKN. Jam** McHIC. Cha». M|»ny«TF\D. AL. W niTF. - ED. Wood*. C. X. CRaMy. Ckk Crawford. . J. L. STIFLE. 3. L. Steele, Mayob J. (1. SNYDEE. TBBaRCBEB. J. W. Lkedy, City attorney Dr. C. a. winamb. Health oeeiceh. H. H. Hildreth. Clbbk. John goodell, Peer, school Board. In 1902 the salmon j ack in Cali fornia, Oregon, Washing on and British Colombia was 3.01'),915 ca ges and in Alaska it was 2.032,858 cases. Almost as much as the en tire Pacific coast and the industry is only in its infancy in Alaska. » • • The rapid advance in the prices oi city property indicuies that those who do not own proper.v lure have faith in the pernianancy of the town and the future of the country. Property is worth 400 ja r cent more to-day than it was a year ago. * • » It was thought last year that large and valuable outfits went in to -the interior ami such was the case, they being the most valuable taken over the trail since 1898, but last seasons business with the great interior country will not com pare in any way with ihe business that will be done with that section this year. m 4 While the railroad iroin Valdez to the interior is slow in starting, yet there is no doubt whatever that some day. and we believe it is not far diatant, an a 11-American rail road will be built from Valdez to Eagle City and it will open up a marvelously rich country in gold, copper, coal, oil and agriculture. Keystone canyon is the only pass between Mt. St. Elias and Cook In let through which a railroad can be built. The government wants an all-American railroad, the people want it Hnd the Cop] er riv- j er valley is the only known section; of Alaska through which it is known that it would'pay to build1 a railroad. • » If the people of south-eastern Alaska want territorial government j they should have it. What is ap-1 plicuhle to south-eastern Alaska,) however, is not applicable to South ern Alaska and probably would not apply to the Nome or Yukon dis tricts. The: country is too large and the interest/ too diversified for one set oi laws u> hardly Is- appli cable to such a vast and extensive territory. While the people of this section of Alaska want to govern themselves, as all Americans desire j to do, yet we believe that it is the general impression throughout this portion of Alaska that we are not yet ready for territorial or self gov ernment. Many of the friends of Alaska I are urging the appointment by the i President 6f a commission of live i men to inquire into the needs of! Alaska and its people and report-! to Congress. This should by all j means lie done and the commission ; should be composed of broad min-j ded men, who are not afraid of work, or to get out among the com- j mon people and int^uirc into their needs, as well as those of t he large j companies and moneyed nicn. It would be well to have one or two j residents of Alaska on the com-; mission and they should he acrom-j panied by the governor of the dis- i trici and should have at least six J months time in which to complete j their labors. „ W.iiNpapcr :ro >i 5 cents per roll - op, at King A Whiles, - I The Alaska Central Railroad is believed to l>e one of the rankest frauds in Alaska, by those who are at all conversant with its workings or the country through which it is proposed to run the road. They are advertising the survey of the road ns complete, when the fact is that the preliminary line has not even l*-en run. The Chief Engi neer of the road was up to Resur rection hay and Cook Inlet last summer and did not leave the steamer that carried him about the Inlet, yet he went to Seattle and gave out through the prese that he had Ixi-n over the entire route. The company also advertised that they will open the richest mineral belt in Alaska, when the fact is, that they do not actually know whether there is a |>ound of gold quartz or a yard of placer gravel in the whole country through which they pro pose to run the road. We do not desire to retard the progress of any part of Alaska, or Bay anything to injure the development of any sec tion or of any industry, but the idea of a railroad through the Shu slietna river valley low lands and swamps is ho impracticlhle and in feasible that it is apparent to all who know anything of the country or the personnel of the company that the whole scheme is to sell stock and l>oom mining property a* Rampart. Petitions For Alaska. Petitions have l>een received at Washington, irom all parts of Alas ka ami from nearly every state in the Union, urging legislation for Alaska, especially with reference to the land laws and the license sys tem. These petitions are the re sult of concerted action on the part of persons who are interested in the development of the territory, l>i t they differ from many of the petitions that come to congress every year, in the evident fact that they represent sincere and thought ful desires on the part of the sign ers. One of the petitions came from Unga. Alaska, a point situated on tlie < iiiIf of Alaska, about midway U*tween Sitka and Dutch harbor. Unga isasmall village, hut appar ently every man in the place Bign ed the petition. The paper signed by the Unga citizens is damaged by water and tbe signatures are some what blurred. This is explained by the fact that Johnny Caton, of that village, being anxious to reach the oilier side of the bay, where tiie mail boat was expected to call, ventured out in a small boat in rough weather, the boat waa cap sized and the boy was: drowned. He had with him the petition of the Unga citizens, enclosed in an envelope for mailing to Washing ton. Notice. To the right man with sufficient capital, I will give a .three years leave of » part of my corner lot on which to erect a restaurant and bakery, to connect with the Gold Dust Exchange. rThe cost of the buildiug will he allowed towards payment, of ground rent. _ Al. White i An ounce of prevention ie better than . a whole house afire. You can get the ounce at Yakahaw's. Kendrick for signs. Alaska’* Official Directory. Governor-John O. Brady. Purveyor General and Ex-Offlclo Secretary— Wm. L. Dlstln. Chief Clark—Geo. Ptowcll. I’. S, Judges — Melville C. Brown, Dlsl. No. 1, seal at Juneau: Judge Moore, Dist. S>». 2. scat at Nome; James Wlckcnliam. No. J. seal at Eagle. ! C. S. Attorneys—R. A. Friedrich. Dlsl. No. 1; [ F. Grlggshy, Dlsl No. 2; N V. flarlan, Dlsl 3 Clerk—District No. 1. W . J. Illlls. Dl«t. No. 2. Gw. Borsehenlua. Dial. No. 3, A. H llelllg. V. 8. Marshals—James M. dlu up. Dial. No. 1: Frank L. Kb-harda. Dial. No. 2: G. C. Ferry, Dlsl. So. 3. Commissioners—Fd ward de Groff. Pltka: II U. Folsom, Juneau; F. F. Tuatln. Ft. Wrangell; L. K Woodward, I'nalaaka; P. Gallagher, Ko diak ; J J Rogers, skagu ay; C El'layp.nd,Circle City; L. 8. Shepard. St. Michael; Sol Rlpjnaky. Hallies Mission; E.Stackpolv, Ketchikan; G. M. irwla, Douglas; J. H. Brownlow, Sunrise; John Lyons, Velder, Carl M. J. Iiauaon, Eagle; 8. M Graff. Forty Mlie.J Lludley Graeu. Rampart; D. A. MeKeurle, Coldfoot; C . II. Klegg, Nuah agak; James R. naunders, Chlana. C. P. Land Officers-Register. John W. Dudley. Revolver—P. Mullen. Dci'ity C.S. Marshals—Dial. No. 1, special. IV a McNair, J. W. Snook, skagway; J. P. Campbell, 8ilka; E. F. Kelly. Juneau: Wm. D. Grant, Wrangel; \V. Hill. Douglas island; Chaa. Drill Minis, Valdei; Leals L. H .were, Kodiak; Peter Nlavon, Porcupine; A. Slioup, Ketchikan; J. p. Reynoldaon. Eagle. J Zuboff. Kllliinoo, Johu R Richards. Cualaaka. Notice. Notice i« hereby given that h *pcelal Term Of the t utted chafe* Idstrict Odirt tor the Third Division of the ldstrbi of Alaska, will be held at Valdcr, iusald Id'drict. c*»iune a- iuk February 2,19U0. That a Orand Jury will be suuim -lied t. meet at the courtroom* oi -aid eonrt, n Feb ruary 2,19U3, aud a tri**l jury will be «iiuiu died to meet at the same plane «*n February •.#. p*i:t, and that both Juries. and tin Term oi mIii court, will coin inn.-in *e—uni until nil hit*! neaa that may pro|*>rl} eoiue before said eonrt has been disposed of. All |»-.»r*<di* held, oi bouud by recogui^anee, to appear at the next term of said eonrt, are hereby required to at tcud at the time and plane aforesaid. Witness the li«ni«irable .lame* \V|eker«hatn. Judge of said Court, tli 1- link day of l»e<vm»>. i, 1902. Attest: Albert IS. Ileiiijr. Clerk. Town Irf>ts For Sale. Lots in Bt xton Addition to Val dez: For information call on the undersigned at the office of Leedy iSc Kelsey. < ie.irpe Sk-x.on. SHAW & WILLIAMS, DEALERS IN Cigars, Tobacco, Candies, Fruit, Produce Bistilled Soda Water Company MAXl'FACTl RKKS OK Lemon, Cream, h rawlarrv, SarspariLla and Iron, Ginger Ale, Champagne Cider and all kinds of Mineral wa er. Keystone opp. School House. VALDEZ DAAEDT Finest Bread Ever Baked. Try It p.R.jcnnibT,PROP,| Cor. McKinley 8t. and Broadway j COOK INLET Prospecting and Hunting par-! ties can be supplied with necessary outfits bv H. If. WETHERBEE, at Kenai and Kussiloff at the Most Reasonable Prices in Al-j aaka, thereby saving freight and trouble of landing sui> plies. GEO. S. MEARNS, Agent. ■Kenai, Alaska. . Wl ABSTRACT I TfTLT (0, Complete abstracts of title to all mineral and other, claims in the Valdez Min ing district, including the Prince William Sound, Copper River, Chietuchi na and the Chisha dis trict*. ‘ ; - ■ teds fctcW It Yalta Tm lots a Valdez. Alaska Professional Cards. F. M. BOYLE, M. D. Physician and Surgeon VALDEZ, Office*: ALASKA Swan Building. McKinley St. DR. W. G. ALEXANDER, Dentist. McKinley st. valdez. W. A. RYSTROM, Dentist. Swan Building. Valpk*. GOODELL & EDWARDS Lawyers. VALDEZ, ALASKA FRED M. BROWN, Lawyer Minin* nml Ldn«l Lmwk, VALDEZ, ALASKA LEEDY & KELSEY, Attorneys and Counselors. Kkystonk Ave. Valdez. ORLAN CLYDE CULLEN. Counsellor-at-Law I . ri. Supremo Court, KigialcreU Attorney I', H.IV!out Office, Culled hfaten niuI Foreign Put eiits, CaViat»„Trade Marks ami copyrights. No. 700 7th Street. N. W., Opp. C. 8. Patent O0< ••. WA.SIltXOTON, D. C. A.JUDSONADAMS, Civil Engineer and Surveyor. U. S. DEPUTY MINERAL AND; LAND SURVEYOR. Next dcor to Merchants Cafe. JOHN F. RICE. Lawyer. j I McKinley St. Valdez.! H. H. Hildreth, No ary Public and Conveyancer. - PRfnPECTOH Office. NSW YORK UTE INSURANCE CO. WRITES THE BEST POLICIES. G. SDonbere, Aeent ; R. B LIX. NOTARY PUBLIC And CONVEYANCER. COPPER CENTER, ALASKA, i 0. F. Hillard Is Prepared to Ex amine, Take Options on and Purchase Mining Properties H. R. Elliott E.. E. Smith Douglas City Pharmacy Wholesale and Retail Druggists. IXfUL'liu. City, Alaska. GOOD GOODJ. GOOD SERVICE. the * mzmr CLUB BOOMS IN CONNECTION DGARF £• HACMNTOOtl Blacksmith Shop. All Kinds of Iron or Steel Work Done in the Best Manner. HORSESHOEING SLEDS 0 a I © r£ §• « > | tvs </> .S», 5* S 5 .2 v J S « a y> t a a | eu Geo. Woods. Jas. Fowlie. WOODJ & TOWLIE s/inPLE K22nr. VALDEZ, ALASKA Wines, Liquors and Gigars. The Senate. SCOTT & SMITH, Props. P. E. KER N, Gold and Silver Smith.! Fine Wa c)i Re- ; pairing anti Xngget* Jewelry A Specialty. Diamonds, Watches, Jau’iy Cut w a s. Silverware, Clocks. W K EQUIP And Supply Kxp’oration parties, Goods ai'd Pio-M-ngttv I ran.-.j»<rud to all pans of the Interior, Operating Roadhouses and Supply Stations in the Interior. Publishers of The Alaskan Miners, Settlers and Tourists Guide, giving full information cf the great resources and possibilities of the Copper River Valiev and Prince William Sound with three complete maps, Scut post paid for 50 cents. Address CopptrlimlliijWijdDettljfaiiKo Owns and Operate the TIEKHELL CITY Roadhouse, 48 miles from \ uiut‘2, on the all American route ami Railroad, also owners and operate Tk HOTtl mm it Copper (ate. Dr. L i Camicia. Dentist and Optician. A Full Lino of .Spectacles on Hand. Clocks and Watches Repaired on Short Notice. ' McKinley .St. . Valdez. _. BA ^ Phil zmncim/iN T 1 II AH Cleaning Repairing and Altering Done on I A I I fill 8h°rt Notice. . I H I L V K • Cadies Suita Cleaned and Pressed PRICES REASONABLE.' • _Keystone Ave. next to Prospector Office C e. B0Q/1RDUS Assayer and Chemist. Gold and Silver $1.00 Gold Silver and Copper $2.50 , 60 Coi.umhia 6t., Bkattle, Waih. _ . . I II rn hoP Rou9hor Pressed. LUm UCr DOORS, WIN DOWS SHINGLES. C. E. HATHAWAY <& CO. Office on Alaska At.