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The Douglas Island News.
Entered at Douglas Post-office as Second Class Mail Matter. CHARLES A. HOPP Editor and Proprietor. PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY TERMS:?In Advance. One Year - $3.00 flix Months ------- 1.50 Three Months - - - - - 75 Single Copies - -- -- -\10 Wednesday, February 4, 1903. Ordinance No. 10. to provide for oenp.ral municipal elec tions. time of election. The City of Douglas does ordain as follows: section 1. There shall he a genernl elec tion in the City of Douglas, on the 3d Monday in March, antmnlly, Said election shall com mence at 10 o'clock K. M., and shall continue until 8 o'clock P. M. of the said day, without closing the polls. officers and tenure of office. Sec. 2. At each annual election there shall be elected by the qunlitied voters of the City of Douglas, seven councilmen and three school directors, who shnll hold office for one vear from und after the 29th day of March, following said election. officers of election. Sec. 3. The common council shall desig- 1 nate a certain place within the City of Doug las for holding said election therein, ami shall appoint three judges and two clerks of election, who shall possetp the qualifications of electors. NOTICE OF ELECTION. Skc. 4. The city clerk, under the direction of the common council, shall give ten duys' notice b.v publication in some newspaper, published in the City of Douglas of each gen eral election, the officers to be elected there at, and the place designated for holding; the election there in, and the judges and clerks j appointed to conduct the same. QUALIFICATION OF ELECTORS. Skc. 5. The qualifications of an elector shall be as follows: He shall be a male citizen of the United States, or one who has declared his intention to become such, and of the age of twenty-one years, and shnll have been a bonafide resident of Alaska for one year, and of the City of Douglas for six mouths next ; preceding the date of election. FILLING VACANCY IN ELECTION BOAliD. Sec. 6. If any judge of election appointed as provided in Section 3, fails to attend und serve at the proper time, the electors present may select another in his place, and if any j clerk of election fails to attend and serve at the proper time, the judges of the election ? may appoint another m his place. OATH OF ELECTION OFFICERS. Sec, 7. Before entering: upon the dis charge of their duties, said judges and clerks shall each take the following; oath: 1 ; do solemnly swear j (or affirm) that I will perform the duties of , judge of election (or clerk, as the case may j be) according to law: that I will assiduously : endeavor to prevent fraud, deceit and abuse in conducting; the election. Said oath may be j administered by one of the judges of elec- i tion. Any member of the board of election may administer and certify oaths required to be administered during the progress of an election. OPENING OF POLLS, ETC. Sec. 8. Prior to the opening of the polls, one of the judges of election shall make pub lic proclamation of the same, and thirty min- j utes before the closing of the polls, public proclamation shall be made by the same offi- i cer that the polls will close in half an hour. ' When the polls are closed, that fact must be proclaimed aloud at the place of election, I and after such proclamation, no ballots must be received. Before receiving any ballots, i the election bourd must, in the presence of any persons ussembled at the polling place, j open and exhibit and close the ballot box; j and thereafter it must not be removed from i the polling place or presence of the bystand- I ers until all ballots are counted, nor must it be opened until after the polls are finally 1 closed. poll lists and tally lists. Sbc. 9. The hoard of election shall keep a poll list and tally list, and shall return the same with the election returns. No list, tally, 1 paper or certificate returned from any elec tion must be rejected for want of form, if it can be satisfactorily understood. ballots. Sec. 10. All ballots shall be of paper, upon , which shall be written or printed, or partiy : written and partly printed, the names of the gersons voted for and the offices designated, i ach ballot may contain seven names for j councilmen and three names for school di rectors. No ballot must be used or circu lated on the day of election having any mark on the back thereof whereby it might bedis- j tinguished from other ballots, or from which j it can be ascertained what persons, or class ? of persons used or voted it. Every ballot 1 must be folded in such a manner that noth ing written or printed thereon can be seen. ballots folded together, etc. Sec. U. If, in the ballot box two or more ballots are found folded together, they must be rejected. No ballot or part thereof must be rejected by reason of any obscurity there in in relation to the name of the person voted for or the designation of the office, if the board, from an inspection of the ballot can determine the person voted for and- the office intended. If the names of more than seven persons are designated on any ballot found in the ballot box for the office of coun cilmen, all names designated for such office must be rejected, and if the names of more than three persons are designated on any ballot found in the ballot box for the office of school director, then all the names desig nated for sueh office must be rejected, and j the fact of such rejection in either case, and : the reason therefor must be noted on the ballot and signed by a majority of the elec tion board. If a ballot is found in any ballot box containing the name of the person and the office for which he is designated, or either | two or more times, it must not for that rea- j son be rejected; but must be counted as one j ballot. VOTING. Szc. 12. The person offering a ballot mnst hand his ballot, properly folded, to one of the judges of election, and announce his name. ? The judge of the election must receive the ballot, and before depositing it in the ballot I box, shall announce the name of the voter, j and the same shall be recorded on the poll j list by the clerk. The judge shall then depos it the ballot without opening or examining the same in the ballot box. kach clerk must I keep a list of persons voting, and the name ; of each person who votes must be entered ? thereon and numbered in the order of voting. CHALLENGE, GROUNDS OF, ETC. SEC. 13. It shall be the duty of the mem-' bers of the election board or any elector ; present to challenge any person offering to vote whom he shall know, or suspect, not to be qualified as an elector. If a person offer ing to vote is challenged as unqualified, one of the judges of election shall administer to him the following oath or affirmation: "You do solemnly swear (or affirm) that you will well and truly answer all such questions as shall be put to you touching your place of residence and qualifications as an elector at | this election." The judges of election shall! then propound such questions to the person challenged as may bo necessary to test his qualifications as an elector at that election. The judges may hear such other testimony, and consider such other evidence as is proper upon the question. A majority of the judges shall decide the matter. If the challenge is decided against the person offering to vote, the ballot offered must, without examina tion, be returned to him; if determined in his-favor, the ballot must be deposited in the ballot box. If the person so challenged, re fuse to answer fully any question touching his qualifications as an elector which shall be put to him, the judges shall reject his bal lot. The board must cause one af the clerks to keep a list showing: First, The names of all persons challenged; Second, The grounds of such challenge; Third. The determina tion of the board upon such challenge. canvassing and ketukning the vote. Sec. 14. As soon as tho polls ure finally closed the judges must immediately proceed to canvass the votes given at such electiou. Thecnnvnss must ho public, and must be con tinued without adjournment until completed and the result thereof is declared. The can vass must be commenced by taking out of the box the ballots unopened (except so far as to ascertain whether each ballot is single) and counting the same to ascertain whether the number of ballots corresponds with the number of names upon the list of voters kept by the clerks. If two or more separate bal lots are found so folded together as to pro- i sent the appearance of a single ballot they ( must be laid aside until the count of the bal- ; lots incompleted; then if upon a comparison ; of the count with the number of names of j electors on the lists which have been kept by i the clerks, it appears that the two ballots j thus folded together were cast by one elect or, they must be rejected. The ballots must | be then replaced in tho box, and if the bal- ] lots in the box exceed in number the names I on the list, one of the judges must publicly, I and without looking in the box, draw there- j from singly and destroy unoi>ened a ntiinber of ballots equal to such excess; and the bonrd of election must make a record upon the poll list of the number of ballots so drawn and destroyed. When the number of ballots agree, or being thus made to agree with the number of names on the lists, the lists must be signed by the members of the board of election, and the number of names thereon must be set down in words and figures at tho foot of each list and over the signatures of the election board. After tho lists are thus signed, the board must proceed to count and i ascertain the number of votes cast for each person voted for. The ballots must bo taken out and opened by one of the members of the board, and must be distinctly read. 1 Each clerk must write down each office to be filled and the name of each person voted for to fill such office, and kpep the number of votes by tallies as they are read aloud The ballots, as soon as read or rejected for ille gality, must be strung upon a string by one of the judges, and must not thereafter be examined by any person, but must as soon i as all are counted be carefully sealed in a strong envelope, each member of the board writing his name across the seal. As soon as all the votes are counted and the ballots sealed up. lists must be attached to the tally j lists containing the names of persons voted for, and for what office, and the number of votes given for each candidate, and such lists must be signed by the members of the! election board. The board must, before it adjourns, enclose in a cover and seal up ami direct to the city clerk one of the lists ot persons challenged, one of the lists of voters, one of the tally lists and list a'.tnched there to, and it shall be the duty of one of the members of the board, to be determined by i lot, unless otherwise agreed upon, to deliver j the sealed packages containing the lists, pa- ' pers and ballots to the city clerk. Upon re-1 ceipt of the packages, the clerk must file the j one containing the ballots, and must keep it , unoi>ened or unaltered, for twelve months, | after which time, if there is not a contest I commenced in some tribunal having jurisdic- i tion about such election, he must burn the i package, without opening or examining its | contents. The other packages the clerk must ' produce before the board of common couii- 1 oilmen when in session for the purpose of canvassing returns. meeting ok council to canvass returns, Sec. 15. The common council shall meet at ? their usual place of meeting on the first Monday after each election to canvass the re turns, and must then and there proceed to canvass said returns, but may, for good cause, postpone such canvass from day to day, not exceeding three postponements. The canvass must be made in public, and by opening the returns and estimating the vote for^ each nerson voted for, and for and against each proposition voted upon at such election, and declare the resultsthereof. The city clerk must, as soon as the result is de clared, enter on the records of the board of common councilmen, a statement of such re sult, which statement must show: First, The whole number of votes cast in the city; Second. The names of the persons voted for, and the propositions voted upon; Third, The office to fill for which each person was voted for; Fourth, The number of votes given to each of such persons, and for and ugainst each of such propositions. declaration of result. Sec. 16. The board of common councilmen must declare elected the seven persons having the highest number of votes given for common councilmen, and the three persons having the highest number of votes given for school directors. certificate issued by city clerk. Sec. 17. The city clerk must immediately j make out and deliver to such persons on de- J mund, a certificate of election, signed by j him. and authenticated by the corporate seal 1 iif th? ritv. oath of office. Sec. 18. All officers elected under this or dinance before entering upon the duties of their office must take and file with the city clerk, an oath of office to the following1 ef fect: "I, do solemnly swenr (or affirm) that I will support the con stitution of the United States, and that I will, to the best of my ability, faithfully perform the duties of the office of ... .^ during my continuance therein. So help me God." If the person affirms, instead of the last clause, tnere must be added; "And this, I promise under the pains and penalties of perjury." v vacancies in office. Sec. 19. An office shall be deemed vacant upon the death or resignation of the incum bent. or whenever the incumbent shall be ab sent from the city for a period of sixty days after the expiration of time limited in leave of absence, or by the failure of the person elected to qualify therefor on or before the 29th day of March, following his election. Vacancies in the office of councilmen and school directors shall be tilled by appoint ment made by the council, to continue dur ing the remainder of the term. An officer appointed to till a vacancy must, within five j days from such appointment, qualify there for, as in case of an officer elected, or he shall be deemed to have declined, and the of fice be considered vacant. compensation of election officers. Sec. 20. There shall be allowed by the city of Douglas to the several judges and clerks of election, as herein provided, the sum of three ($3.00) dollars per day while holding elections. ? time of takiwg effect. Sec. 21. This ordinance shall be published ' on the 4th and 11th days of February, 1903. I in the Douglas Island News, a newspaper , Eublished in the City of Douglas, and shall ; e posted in three public places in said city, and'shall take effect and be in force from and after the date on which it is passed and approved. Passed and approved this 25th day of Jan., A. D. 1903. CHAS. A. HOPP, Mayor. Attest ; JOHN HENSON, Clerk. I, John Henson, Clork of the City of Doug las, do hereby certify that the foregoing is an ordinance passed by the Common Council of the City of Douglas, at a meeting of said council held on the 25th day of January, A. D. 1903. In witness whereof I have hereunto set niyi hand and caused the corporate seal of sain City to be attached this 25th day of January, A. D. 1908. c ; JOHN HENSON, ^ ska i, | Clerk of the City of Douglas. | NOTICE TO CREDITORS. In the (J. S. Commissioner's Court, for the District of Alaska, Division No. 1, at Doug las. In the matter of the Estate of Victor Iirook, deceased. The undersigned, Frank Bnch, hnving been duly appointed udministratdr of the estate of Victor Krook, deceased, notice is hereby given by him to the creditors of, and all per sons having claims against the said deceased to present them, with necessary vouchers, within sixty days after the first publication of this notice, to me at my store and place of business in the town of Douglas, District of Alaska. Fkaxk Bach, Administrator of the Estate of Victor Krook Deceased. Dated this 31st day of December, 1902. First publication Dec. 31,1902. NOTICE. In tho United States Commissioner's Court for tho District of Alaska, Division No. 1, at Douglas, In Probnte. In the matter of the estate of Charles Lasko, deceased. The final account of the administrator #of ; the estate of Charles Lasko, deceased, having been filed on this date, it is ordered that Sat urday. the 21st day of March, 1903, be and tlie same is hereby fixed as the time of heuring objections to said account, and for settling th'e same. It is further ordered that notice of said settlement be given by publication of the same in the Douglas Island News, for four weeks as required by law. G.M.Irwin, i U. S. Commissioner and ex-officio Probate Judge. Date of first publication Jan. 21,1903. Date of last publication Feb. 11,1903. JUNEAU FERRY AND NAVIGATION CO. OPERATING STEAMERS 'FLOSIE" and "LONE FISHERMAN/' FERRY TIME CARD LEAVE JUNEAU For Douglas and Treadwell* 8:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. 9:30 a. m. 4:30 p. m. 11:00 a. in. 7:00 p. m. 1:00 p. m. 9:00 p. m. LEAVE DOUGLAS For Treadwell: For Juneau: 8:15 a. m. 8:30 a. m. 9:45 n. m. 10:05 n. m. 11:15 a.m. 12:05 a.m. 1:15 p. in. 1:45 p. m. 3:15 p. m. 3:30 p. m. 4:45 p. m. 5:35 p. m. 7:15 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 9:15 p.m. 9:30 p.m. LEAVE TREADWELL For Douglas and Juneau: 8:25 a. m. 3:25 p. m. 10:00 a. m. 5:30 p. m. 12:00 a. m. 7.25 p. m. 1:40 p. m. 9:25 p. m. Leave Juneau for Sheep Creek: 11:00a. m. and 4:30 p. m. Leave Sheep Creek for Juneau: 11:45 a. m. and 5:15 p. m. ON WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY. Boat leaves Juneau for Douglas nnd Tread, well at 12 midnight. T. F. BURINS Manufacturer of Domestic mm Cigars Has lately received a large consignment of Do mestic and Imported Tobaccos. There will be a noted improvement in our special brands, the EAGLE and BLUE PEARL. | The Douglas Steam ? I Laundry will do your ?. j |j work with neatness g $ and dispatch. Give g | them a trial and see | | if they don't please ? %O8oeo?0O0oo9aoeono@^3?9BeeK?^ffio^ Just tell your friends about it, There's not a soul will doubt it, From every hilltop shout it, O'Connor takes the lead. |n selling suits that are made to fit, In price you know he makes a hit, It matters not to him a whit Whether you've got a sou or not. t frank bach i I DEALER IN ' V Oeneral Herchandrse' FRONT STREET DOUGLAS Groceries Dry Goods Boots and Shoes Clothing |i; kigl' Htltlf |il? | | AT COST | ??www www?X I Douglas City fleat flarket L |j CARSTENS BROTHERS, Props. h meats of jfll 4 8 ? ' | FISH AND GAME IN SEASON J 8 D STREET DOUGLAS, ALASKA * ? : ? Semi-Annual Clearance -OF ODDS AND ENDS DEPT 7J|| Remnants, broken lots and odd numbers of ? I Ribbons, Chiffons, Velvets, Dress Goods, Silks and other Millinery Trimmings will be placed , upon our bargain tables at really ridiculously low prices. Then we will sell odd lots of Winter Caps and Hats at f almost any price to clear them out. Next comes a lot of Underwear and Overshirts that we will give you at a / I snap. Also a lot of Felt Lined Shoes for women and children, or anything you may wish to purchase. We have not spa'e enough to enumerate all lines. Come and inspect them. You will save 50 per cent on every purchase. P. H. FOX #? ? 1-# ? ? > i NORTHERN HOTEL AND BAR ? ^ J. J. PENGLASE, - - - Proprietor. ? $ ?^@?s bj ths l?f, Week o? jtetk,c ^ j* Jt.THE FINEST OF WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS ot ? ^ FINE WINES FOR THE FAMILY TRADE K J FRONT STREET - DOUGLAS, ALASKA f