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The Douglas Island News.
B n to red 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 J Six Months - - - - - - -1.50 Three Months 75 Siutfle Copies ------ 10 ? I 'PHONE NO. 01. I ! Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1901. j Misconception of Alaska. The annual excursions of the Pacific Coast Steamship Compauy, stray con-: gre9smen, senators and touring com-' mittees from house and senate, who j have made vacation trips into the coun try; returning argonauts attaches ofj northern corporations, have done much j to disabuse the orthodox idea that the shores of Alaska are ice-bound and that the country is covered with eter-1 nal snow. Put the old misconception that prevailed at the time of the trans fer yet maintains throughout tho world to too great an extent. Pictures of ice covered craft,icebergs, glacial pinacles, snow fields, sledding scenes and deni zens clad iu fur, parkas and mucluks ' tend to foster this very unjust belief in the forbidding frigidity of Alaska. There has been too much written of "the vast white silence" aud noteuough i about the pleasant realities that make Alaska the delightful country that it is. I It is strange that it is not yet gener- j ally conceived that a vast country?a j third the size of the Uuitcd States? can have within its boundaries a varie- j ty of climates. Oue of the great lessons that should be taught the world by the Alaskan ex hibit at the Louisiana Purchase Expo-1 sition is, that there are portions of AI-1 aska where vegetation grows with al- j most tropical luxuriance. That there j is a vast empire in Alaska where the mercury does not fall below zero, where ! native grasses grow taller than a mau's height aud cattle and horses cau win-! ter without care or shelter. That the i climate of the Southeastern Alaskan coast is more equable than that of any northern states east of the Rocky mountains. Let summer scenes hang ! upon the walls of Alaska's show build ing?pictures of fat Aleutian cattle, the rank vegetation of gardens, the dense foliage of yellow cedar forests and their towering irecs. Aud a few Fourth of July picnic scenes portray ing ladies in gauzy garments and men with straw hats might hint at the idea that should be conveyed.?Skagway Al askan. Cable for Douglas. Oil the last AI-Ki, the Electric Light company received two large cables that they have been expecting for the past four months. The reason for the delay was that the cables had to be made especially for the company. The two large spools, weighing in the neighbor- j hood of 7 tons each, were loaded on a scow and towed up to the crossing above Gold creek, to await a favorable time when tide aud wind would permit j the cable being laid. Mr. Margrie, with a large force of, men, pulled the scow across the chan-1 nel, paying out the cable as they went, j In three hours, the cable, that had cost j thousands of dollars, was laying across the bottom of Gastineaux Channel, ready to be connected to the mains on J either side. This will eliminate one i source of trouble from the many that I are encountered in running lights in Alaska, for, should an iceberg or other i object injure one of the cables, it. could be cut out until it was repaired, j and the lights would burn as usual, on i the uninjured cables. It is not likely ( that all four cables crossing the chan- ' nel would be injured at one time. We/ are informed that this spring another 11 large dynamo will be installed in the [ new addition to the power house, and a < new pipe liue put down. This will practically duplicate the plant now running, and incidentally, guarantee good service. I Advertised Letters. Letters remaining unclaimed in the postoffice at Douglas, Alaska, on Jan. 9nd, 1903. Persons wishing any of them j should call for "Advertised Letters" R. R. Hubbard, P. M. Coprvica, Lazar Gurasevich, Laca McDonald, Angus Sand berg, Frank Irwine, Thos.B. '? Founndry, Salley Lakovich, Jovan S. Ohman, Albert Willet, Hary Williams, Mrs. Mary , | h y^laska Qteam ^aundry | ' jj Is turning out the whitest, cleanest and best laundry work jj ? in Southeastern Alaska. Men's suits and women's dress- 3 J es dyed cleaned and pressed. Lace curtains, blankets and S ' ? /.itiMAtp r*\r>~L^nA Leave orders with John Henson, Front Street, Douglas, or ? I |j? carpets cieaneu. 'piione Siain 15. ' | Douglas City 11 eat ilarket| ?| L. H. Keist, Proprietor ,(1TT j | I lUcfils of Kin $ I i ? i * FISH AND GAME IN SEASON | i D STREET DOUGLAS, ALASKA | ?" ??? I _ The Seattle Daily ]: ?? i and Sunday Times Occupies Its Own Building Cor. 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Seattle Wa sh. ? ?? 1 ? .i 1 1 n. .WT. II? ? ??! Cured Lumbago. A. B. Cauman, Chicago, writes March 4, 1903: "Having been troubled with Lumbago at different times and tried one physician after another; then dif ferent oiutments and liniments, gave 1 it up altogether. So I tried once more,! and got a bottle of Ballard's Snow Liniment, which gave me almost instant relief. I can cheerfully recom mend it, and will add my name to your 1 list of former sufferers." 25c, 50c and i $1, at J. Heubner's drug store. i iiiiiiiiiiMMmwe>w?t 19 $ ii Campbell Bros.* ??? * | Carpenters and | i !! Contractors I 11 9 ] j BOAT AND SCOW BUILDING # j I > JOBBING AND REPAIRING | II O J SATISFACTION GUARANTEED j South Front St. Douglas I j Near Hotel Northern S j I I Douglas iron Ulorks N. A. UREJI, Pkoi*. Plumbing T inning STEAM FITTING, ENGINEERING AND MACHINE WORK. flachinery of all kinds Repaired and Set Up WALL KINDS OF METAL WORK CHURCH DIRECTORY. METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH?Ser- j vices every Sunday evening at 8:00. Sunday i school at 12 o'clock a. in. Kev. L. H. Pedersen, Pastor. EPISCOPAL CHURCH Services held at the Church every Sunday evening at 7:45 o'clock ; Communion Service at 9 a. in. on the first Sunday of each month. Rev. Christian A. Roth, Pastor, j FRIENDS CHURCH-Regular services attho Church every Sunday at 8 p. m. Sunday School at 10 a. m. Christian Endeavor Socie- ! ty, Friday at 8 p. m. Prayer Meeting, Wed- j nesday at 8 p. m. S. A. Jackson, Pustor. CATHOLIC CHURCH; Mass with Sermon ... 10;00 A. M Sunday School - - - - 8:00 P. M Rosary, Lecture and Benediction 7;00 P. M Priest, Rev. Father P. C. Bougis. S. J j * CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH-Rev. Thos. Coyle, pastor. Regular services every Sun-! day evening at 7:45 o'clock. Sunday School j in the afternoon at 2 o'clock. Prayer meet- j ing every Wednesday evening at 8 p, m. Notice of Forfeiture. To George Harkrnder and Stefano Albasino, and to each of their heirs and assigns: You, and each of you, are hereby notified that the undersigned, your co-owner, has I expended .$100.00 on labor and improvements during each of the years 1898. 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902 and 1903, upon that certain lode mining i claim, known and recorded as the TyeeLodo Mining Claim, situated on Douglas Island, about two and one half miles up on the | right hand of Nevada Creek, in the Harris ! Mining District, District of Alaska, the no tice of location of whigh said claim is found j of record in Book 9 of Lodes, on page 354 of ! the records of the Juneau Recording Dis trict, District of Alaska, and in which claim you each claim an undivided one-third in terest. Said labor and improvements were per formed and made upon said claim, for each i of said years, for uud as the annual assess- | meat work and representation upon and of said claim as is required by section 2324, of ' the Revised Statutes of the United States, i and the amendments thereto, concerning i annual labor and improvements upon mining claims. j You, and each of you, are further notified , that unless within 90 days after the personal service of this notice upon you, or within 90 days after publication thereof, you contrib ute your share or portion of such expendi tures as fco-owners of said claim, your in terest in the said claim will be forfeited to the undersigned, your co-owner, who has mnde such exjienditures, and performed said labor, and will become his property in the manner provided by law. Alex. Thompson* First publication Dec. 23, 1903. Last publication March 23,1904. sswfwwwwnfirnTfwrwwwwtTfvrwww^fwntfwwwf^ 11 ts fecial 0earance ?ale ^ 11 p THE BALANCE OF OUR WINTER HATS | ^ TO GO AT ] I $ 1.00 EACH I ?: ALSO our lines of Ribbons, Laces, Flannelettes, Silk 3 gS Skirts and Waists, Wrappers, Children's ^ Dresses, Ladies' Dresses, Waists and Jackets at 3 | LESS THAN ACTUAL COST ? ^ These are all desirable' goods, and it will pay ^ ^ you to look them over. ^ Sir. v. ? | FRONT STREET DOUGLAS | } NORTHERN HOTEL AND BAR t KADOVICH & LKPETICH - - - Pbophietobs. ^ ;j ?ftoOB? fey tk i?Y, Ifeck. qp ]%atfr,? ? ^ THE FINEST OF WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS S J FINE WINES FOR THE FAMILY TRADE y jj FRONT STREET - DOUGLAS, ALASKA \ Douglas Apera House VVWWVWWV % y WWV^ W V 88 ? "WWW w RUDOLPH TROLL, Proprietor. > * OPEN ALL NIGHT + * I SHOW EVERY EVENING 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.^ The Douglas Opera House | \ 1 At P. H. POX'S New Store i - : V \ Great After=Christmas Clearance Sale l ^ As our Ladies' and Misses Cloaks and Jackets were 5 H 3 months on the road, and we do not want to carry them k ^ over, for the next 15 days we will close out the entire ? $5 stock at actual cost. V 7L - V C/I tb ^ Also, for the next 15 days we will make a special ^ vj discount of 15 per cent on all our Men's and Boys' Suits y ^ and Overcoats, consisting of Oxford Grays, Serges, * Worsteds, Cheviots and Cassimers. y I P. H. FOX | GENERAL MERCHANDISE |