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The Douglas Island News.
Bntered at Douglas Post-office as Second Class Mai) Matter. CHARLES A. HOPP Editor and Proprietor. PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY TERMS;?In Advance. One Year ----- $i.00 Six Months ------- 1.50 Three Months ------ 75 Single Copies ------ 10 The News at Juneau. The New* ? ?n sale at the Alaska News Co's. Cor. Second and Seward St. Wednesday, July 3,1901. JUU-^ JUU A DESCRIPTIVE LETTER. In my first communication I left my readers at the mouth of Windham Bay. As this is sure to be one of the noted quartz camps of Alaska Cif not the best) a pen picture of the Bay will in terest all of your readers who have any inclination to come here to better their financial condition. From where the Bay enters the ocean to the head is about S miles. There is an island in the month of the Bay, heavily timbered, and about a mile in diameter; a channel on each side from the Bay out into the ocean. About half way up the Bay there is a place called the Narrows where the Bay nar rows down to 600 feet in width. Through the energy and efficiency of Mr. Ebner, the U. S. government was persuaded to put in a buoy at that point and make a marine chart of the Bay. The depth of the water is suffic ient for heavy ocean steamers. The perpendicular rise and fall of the tide is 16 feet. The course of the Bay is westerly. The average width of the Bay is about three quarters of a mile. i The Bay is flanked by low, steep moun tains, backed by higher mountains, snow-capped above the timber line. They are covered with a dense growth of timber, consisting of spruce, hem lock and yellow cedar, the last a valua ble wood; also a thick tangle of under brush. Moss everywhere, and on ev erything, and a growth that puzzles me ?L-A """f" frif nnmo is wuat lb ?(t9 Ctrl uiauv 1U1 , Devil's Club. It is a yielding spine from one to ten feet long and covered i with treacherous porcupine-like need-i les from a quarter to three-quarters of an inch long. And they have such an affinity for human flesh that the least contact with them causes them to leave the parent stalk and make their home in the flesh by working in as far as pos sible. The sensation is between a bee sting and a nettle. Imagine that you are climbing a mountain side almost perpendicular; you make a misstep, you grab at any thing that will save you from a fall of 30 or 40 feet; you clutch a Devil's Club. Well, if a person has any christian graces, they have a fine opportunity to use them about that time. But I am sorry to say that the average man on an occasion of that kind uses language of a sulphur blue that would make Sa tan smile. We enter the Bay and pass up to the Narrows, where the buoy indicates where danger larks. We pass through the Narrows and up to Mr. Ebner's floating dock and warehouse. The shores are irregular, forming little bays or coves on each side. On the Southern side, near the head of the bay, is the famous Chuck river. It is supposed to be about 40 miles long and no doubt there is a great amount of mineral wealth concealed in the moun **?"? flont ifa airfoa Ahnnt. nnft toiuo tuav uuuu half mile farther, and at the head of the Bay, Spruce creek pours its waters over a perpendicular fall of about 40 feet. A few feet from the falls there is a tunnel that enters the solid rock and is 750 feet in length and through that pours another body of water. The con-1 tinual roar of the water gives an im pression of a miniature Niagara. There is a sand spit or bar formed across the head of the Bay by the Chuck and Spruce creek, making the distance be-1 tween high and low tide about 600 yards, making it very convenient for the boatmen. The ever placid bay,; with its shores lined with living green; its speckled trout, salmon and other fish unsurpassed in flavor by any fish in the world, clams and cokles of im ense size, and mussels beyond estim ate, and surrounded by a country of phenomenal mineral wealth, its easy access and direct communication with ! the outside world, makes it one of thej most desirablef mining camps of Alaska. Wild wood. DIED. Vicenc Slavik, a native of Austria, aged 18 years and 7 months, was killed on the 1st inst. at the Treadwell mine by being struck by a loaded skip. The funeral will be held today at the catho lic church, Rev. Father P. C. JBongis, S. officiating. Interment at Donglas cemetery. The genial Chas. Rosswog has sab scribed for the News. J WINDHAM BAY NEWS. The W. B. G. M. Co. mill has been shut down for a few days in order to place the vanners which arrived on the Al-Ki last week. A party from Colorado have located fishing grounds at the entrance of the Bay. They intend to put up buildings and commence packing fish at once. i Paul Kepler came down from Juneau last week with men and supplies to commence development work on his claim near the Second Basin. After working five days he'returned to Ju neau well pleased with the showing so far. He left two men to continue the work. In about three weeKs steamers run ning in here will have a wharf to land passengers and freight. It is being built by the W. B. G. M. Co. and will | be about 1500 feet long. A car will be | used to carry freight from the end of the wharf to the company's warehouse | at the lower end of the wagon road. H. Glacer has the contract of furn ishing the timber for the wharf being | huilt by the W. B. G. M. Co. The New York parties who bought the Burhart and Sheldon property near Loch Mary have commenced making a wagon road to the mine. " 1 " " - - TT J Hid .ration auu Juarry tiuu lieu Thompson of Boston camo in on the Al-Ki last week. They have commenc ed sinking a shaft in the clay covering the bed rock in Silver creek to deter mine whether or not there is placer gold under the clay. There is about a teacup full of sulphuret in every pan ! of the clay. An assay on a piece of the 1 clay run $16 to the ton. In the big ! flat extending from the head of the I Silver Creek Canyon to the forks, a j distance of about two miles, and about ; 200 yards in width, is a deposit of clay j ranging from two feet to over fifty feet ! thick which carries considerable gold. Steps will be taken this summer to de termine whether or not it will pay to j work. If Mr. Patton and party discov ! er gold under the clay there will be a i rush to locate placer ground. ,T IT K I AA? Windham, Jnne 26th, 1901. EAGLES. i Mr. Mitchell, of Seattle, arrived on the Dolphin last Satorday and on Sun j day and Monday organized an Aerie of Eagles in Dooglas. The organization starts out with a large membership, 50 1 or more being required for a charter list. The Eagles are noted for the jolly good times they have and the Douglas fledglings are sprouting pin feathers at a rapid rate. FOR SALE, i A well established dairy business in I Douglas, including cows, stable, etc., etc., will be sold at a reasonable figure, i A splendid opportunity for the right man. Best reasons given for wishing to dispose of business. Inquire at the News office for further particulars. TREADWELL CITY. The election last Friday passed off quietly and resulted in the selection of the following councilmen: R. J. Willis, Chas. Tappan, A. K. Smith, Thos. Noo nan, Thos. Jay, E. J. N. Ott, and a tie between ADgus Mackay and E. H. Mc Auley for the seventh. Alex Thom, Thos. Noonan and Jno. Moore were chosen school directors. News office for job work. NOW IS THE TIME TO DISENFECT. We carry the Standard Disinfectant. This preparation is in use in every HOSPITAL and PEST HOUSE in the land. Price, 50 cents per pint. The Douglas City Pharmacy. Mrs. M. J. O'Connor returned from Seattle on the Dolphin last week. She had expected to be accompanied on her return by Mr. O'Connor's brother and wife, but the gentleman, who is a sur geon in a San Francisco hospital, w?s detained by a case that demanded his personal attention. The series of vaudeville entertain ments at the Douglas Opera House op ened up again last Saturday evening with the Kings as the star attractions. The house was packed and the perfor mance was very pleasing, especially the clog dancing of Walter King. Mr. A. K. Smith, foreman of the Ready Bullion mill, called on the first foifK m Matdo on. auu ?&oiiuncu laivu iu kliv hvvto jlvl uu . other year. Mr. Smith informs us that i he hopes to be able to take a vacation this fall and visit his little girl who is living at Bnrbank, California. Chas. A. Fox, who has been taking in the cities of the Sound for the past month, returned Saturday evening on the Dolphin. He was accompanied by his two sisters, Misses Mary and Mag gie, who have been attending a school at Tacoraa, Wash. The Douglas City Phairmacy has un dergone a complete overhauling the last week. The salesroom has been en larged and a liberal application of paper and paint has done much to improve the general appear ance. We are happy to note that the increasing business of this genial firm demands larger quarters. Mr. Oscar Anderson returned last week from Dawson for a visit with his family. He has somo claims that are showing up well and will return in a short time. "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Standard Disinfect j ant prevents. 50 cents a pound. The | Douglas City Pharmacy. [celebrate - 4th I ?By getting some? ...PHOTOS... ?Made by? Dili! I HAMILTON The best equipped Studio in Alaska. The best work at most reasonable prices. STAMP PHOTOS 24 for 50C A complete line of Photo But tons, in many styles of mountings. I HOTEL NORTHERN DOUGLAS, ALASKA New Hotel ) *&. . T Newly Furnished )~lrs "c ass Large Sample Rooms Fine Sunday Dinners a Specialty R. J. HILTS, Prop. island lumber ? mills! GREEN A SLATER, Props, manufacturers of and dealers in 11 I FINISHED HER Doors, Windows, Tar Paper , and Shingles FRONT STREET - DOUGLAS, ALASKA ! johnson x liT] <i ' ii Meat Market! (i ( II Butch= ! i ? ? ii ers I it i i ii o\ Ii K53 II ii e!k I I I Gro= ? i i I cers imininniMiinm.inil f ON EXHIBITION AT BACH'S j < ....MILLINERY.... CONSISTING OF TRIMMED HATS, WALKING HATS AND SAILORS A very large and beautiful display of Flowers and Trimmings. HATS TRIMMED TO ORDER s -a ALSO, we wish to call your attention to our well selected stock of Ladies' Up-to-date and Ready-to-wear Tea Gowns. Dressing Sacques, Silk and Wool Waists, Under Skirts, Silk, Wool and Muslin Underwear, Shirt Waists, Rummer Dress Goods, and Trimmings of Applique, Allover Lace, Embroideries, Ac. ? ? & g ^ : a 1^1 EN'S Fancy Silk Shirts, Men's Fancy Wool and Silk Shirts, Men's jf Y Laundried White and Colored Shirts, Men's Fonr-in-hand Ties and Ties of all descriptions. A fine line of Men's Underwear. Wo have the finest assortment of Men's Shoos to bo found in Douglas. D * FRANK BACH, Front Street ! ( ( HVWW www?< r I hr?* w eonesaay, j une xom. I UpCKd Thursday, July \ Ith. A1t a/i n Wednesday, July 3rd. V^UCCIl Thursday, July J8. 5RK&ay QUEEN June 28=July 13 SKAGWAY Cottaj^C City July3-July?8 nr 1 _ JULY 8th 1 Opeka ^NEa3rd ?jflp-Sailing dates every fifth day thereafter. The company reserves right to change steamers, suiting dates and hoars of Sailing without previ ous notice. I'or information regarding passenger and freight rates, apply to H. R. SHEPARD, Agent, Douglas City, Alaska. Pacific Coast S.S. Co Ir^ii| PIONEER ALASKA LINE Safe, Fast, Punctual, Luxurious, Courteous Treatment, Splendid Meals For Seattle and Puget Sound Points THE ELEGANT STEAMSHIPS Cottage City tvt.jf j___ t 1/j.l Douglas Opera House vwvwwvvvv IF vvvvvvvv/ I I vvvmvv S. GIUS, Prop. * * OPEN ALL NIGHT * , ,, i ,n ,, H SHOW EVERY EVENING Claret Wine, Bottled Beer, Bottled Porter. All Kinds of the Best Do- Hot and Mixed Drinks mestic and Imported Liquors a Specialty.t^.^j*t^ Always in Stock. The Douglas 0pera House |3c?*e<w#ee???**e??aoeetiaj > 1CD OVAL CAFE 111 | r\ ESTAURANT || j MRS. A. POGNANT, Prop. 1? Board and lodging $30 per Month j | | Meak 35 Cents j | | OPEN DAY AND NIGHT j [ j Geo. Riedi, Pbophietok. Buns, Doughnuts and all | kinds of Cookies S IO C PER DOZ. I Give us a trial for Bread, Cakes, &c Ac. X ? ? ? ? .V, H', ?-?v.v, A V. ?, ?MQQgmyiJLtf 1 | The Douglas Steam | Laundry will do your | | work with neatness % , 3 and dispatch. Give | | them a trial and see | | if they don't please 5 seeeeeeeeeeeoeessaeeeeeoeeaeaeeoeeeeeeeeeeeeeeM^ JOHN FEUSI I dealer in Hardware, Second Hand | Furniture, and Coffins. | Special attention paid to repair 5 work and Jobbing of all kinds, ft FRONT STREET, DOUGLAS. |