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A general rate war between all the
big lower river companies will be on in
full blast at the opening of navigation,
unless in the meantime their represent
atives should be impelled to meet and j
patch up their differences. "Heretofore ;
all the companies have combined," said j
Mr. L. C. Bransou, at the Fifth Avenue,!
"to keep up the rates," to a Skagway
Alaskan reporter. "Both freight rates
and provisions will therefore come
dowu very low. The war will be strict
ly for t rathe and commercial suprem
acy, aud though it will affect the small
concerns, it will not be directed against
them. If the war comes ou as antici
pated, it will probably be a light to a
finish and leave one or the other of the
companies nearly alone in the northern
field. In the raeautime vast tracts of
gold bearing country that cannot now
be operated on account of high prices
of transportation aud prices of provis
ions, will spring into activity aud pay J
wonderfully for their development.
Henderson, Eureka, Upper Stewart, all
of Forty Mile, Sixty Mile, Big Salmon,
Jack Wade and Glacier will swell the
gold output as it has never swelled be
fore. This rate and commercial war
will be a great boon to the whole Yu
kon.
Tbe Seattle News letter quotes the
following story from Paddy Smith, of
Skagway fame: "Me father wuz a great
pigeon faucier," said Paddy Smith, "an'
he 'ad some of th' best burrds in th'
city. 'Is homers wuz of th' wather.
Wan day I mind, wen 1 wuz a lad, 'e
took some young burrds out to try 'em.
lie 'ad them out ouce or twice before
an'this time he took'em out about 15
miles to let 'em fly 'ome. Wen we got
back all th' burrds wuz'ome except one
black an' white fellow. Th' old mau
wondered w'at 'ad ccme of 'irn an' in
two or three days said 'e t'ought a
hawk 'ad eat 'irn. Wen Sunday, about j
10 days afterwards, we wuz sittin' on
th' back stoop smokiu'au'thinkin' w'en
th' old man says: 'Paddy, there's that
? bloomin. burrd! (let th' ladder au'
ketch 'iml' I gets th' ladder an' w'en
th' pigeon sees me comin' he runs into !
th' cote. I reaches in an' pulls 'irn out J
an' gives 'im to th'old man; 'e ketches
th' burrd by th' back an' begins feelih'
of 'is feet. Then I says: 'What ye doin' j
dad?' An' th' old man, widout smilin'
says, 'Paddy, 'is feet be not sore, but 'e
must ha'e walked it!'"
Jerry Monroe, at one time a Skag
wayan, says the News, writes from
Chenoa river in the Tanana district,
and gives an encouraging report of the
prospects there. Excerpts from the
letter are as follows: "We have pros-1
pected some creeks on the Saltjacket ?
river, which is a tributary of the Tana
na and situated between Good Pasture i
river and Chenoa, and we found some !
good prospects. We ran a drain six
feet to bedrock, going through two feet
of muck aud four feet of gravel that
would average 20 cents to the pan. The j
best pan we got in this cut was $12. On j
bedrock we got lots of four and five
dollar pans. This may sound big but'
it is true. There is plenty of grub this
wiuter, for there is another store about
25 miles below here. Things are quite
reasonable; flour is 86.50 a sack, bacon !
35c and beans 15c."
Fish Brothers, the Alaskan mail con-!
tractors, will experiment in wheat and
barley growing in Alaska next season.
They have decided to make several ex- j
perimental plants along the line of the i
Valdez-Eagle mail route for the purpose
of feeding the horses employed in car
rying the mails. From many ex peri- (
merits with agriculture in this part of
Alaska, it has been shown that grain
can be easily grown. They have decid-!
ed to give the plan a practical trial,
and, if it proves successful, will un-!
doubtedly enter the industry on a
larger scale. They were persuaded to
try grain cultivation along the route
because of the high freight rates. It
cost on an average 40 cents a pound, or
about $800 a ton for feed. It will not
be so expensive to raise feed.
WANTED
Bids on 50 cords spruce wood, 2-ft. {
cut, not split, delivered at boiler room,
Douglas Xatatorium and Gymnasium.
Apply on the ground. By order of the
Board, R. A. Chisholm, Mgr.
A whiskey without a heartache, is the
Phil Sheridan Rye, at Milan's Place.
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CARRYING U.S. MAIL
Between
Seattle, Ketchikan, Douglas City,
Juneau and Skagway
March 18
S. S. Dolphin, entirely and elegantly
J refitted, is the fastest boat on this run.
Twin propellers, triple expunsion en
gines, 7 bulkheads, insuring speed und
safety.
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This company's A1 steamers leave
Schwabaeher's dock, Seattle, for Metla
kahtla, Ketchikan. Wrangel. Douglas,
Juneau, Haines and Skagway.
Steamer FARALLON
March 20 at 9 p. ni,
Steamship DIRIGO
March 1-1 at 9 p. in.
^ Connecting with the
I WHITE PASS AND YUKON ROUTE*
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-Carries a Complete Line of ?
hardware, Stoves and
tinware.
HPMpESj
CHARLES W0RTJ1AN
FRONT ST., DOUGLAS.
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Trade Marks
Designs
FfTfTl Copyrights &c.
Anyone sending a sketch and description may
Quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an
Invention is probably patentable. Communica
tions strictly confidential. Handbook on Patents
sent free. Oldest agency for securing patents.
Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive
special notice, without charge, in the
Scientific American.
A handsomely illustrated weekly. Largest cir
culation of any scientific Journal. Terms, $3 a
year: four months, |L Sold by all newsdealers.
MUNN & Co.36,Broa<hn"' New York
Branch Office, G25 F St? Washington, D. C.
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! Royal ? Restaurant |
CHAS. n. ROSWOGG, Prop,
IOpen Night and Day |
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Made to Order j MARGUERITE *
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FRONT ST. DOUGLAS, ALASKA
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Claret Wine, Bottled Beer, Bottled
Porter. All Kinds of the Best Do
mestic and Imported Liquors
Always in Stock.
Hot and Mixed Drinks
a Specialty.^?^**^^^
TheJ)0U&las Qpera House
Pacific Coast S. S. Co *1
PIONEER ALASKA LINE I
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^?F-Sailing ilates every fifth ?lay thereafter. The company reserves S
right to change steamers, suiling dates and hours of Sailing without provi- a
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