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reductions have been made for the week in our ladies' and children's
ready-to-wear departments* We must close our stock and want
to accomplish it in the next few weeks* It is no
to the most of our customers that there are ridiculously low
prices on our ladies' tailored suits, our ladies* coats and jackets
and misses' garments, and
large sales that have been made during the last week, economical
buyers have been taking advantage of it. If you have not seen
the new line of ladies' suits that arrived from the
some time ago, do not fail to visit Kaufman Brothers' store and
see for yourself the immense saving it will be for you to purchase
ycur suit or winter coat for yourself or your children before the
best bargains are selected.
PLACER MINING IN ALASKA. J:
<
How placer mining is carried on in !
Alaska, under somewhat peculiar and ]
arduous conditions, is of interest. s
On Fairbanks Creek placer mining is 1
still in its prospective stage, and as the
ground is deep and frozen, prospecting
is a time-consuming task. Holes are
sunk by the use of wood fires, hot rocks
and hot water. Sometimes a combi
nation is used, and where there is dan
ger of thawing the walls out too rapidly j
hot water is preferred.
It is difficult to thaw much more than
two feet a day by any of these methods,
and their use means an expenditure of
energy far in excess of results attained, j
With the event of a boiler, with "steam
points" for thawing, work progresses.
faster. Boilers vary from two to six i
* 1 - : - " fnilT-!
corse power, sivam 1V-U. ,
or five "points." Steam is generated by
the boiler, passes through an ordinary '
steam pipe and is delivered to the;
"points." These "points" are pipes!
four or five feet long, attached at one '
end to the steam pipe and at the other j
end provided with a small opening,;
through which the steam rushes with j
greatly iuoreased penetrative force.
They correspond to the nozzle attatched
to the fire hose, and the wholo system
is similar, with the exception that the
thawing machine is adapted to the
transmission of steam rather than of
water. The blunt ends of the "points"
are placed iu front or against the frozen
surface and the steam turned on. Shafts
1 may rapidly be 9unk to bedrock by
this method and the ground then drift
, ed out laterally. Care must be exer-,
cised to prevent the too extensive thaw
' ing of the ground with the consequent
sloughing or falling in of the material
! from the walls.
The geology of the Kotzebue gold
fields differs somewhat from the others ?
of the region. The rocks are micaceous
and graphite schists, overlain with an
extensive flow of recent cellular lavas, j
Black sand is rarely present, but con
siderable pyrite is seen in the pan, and
i the boxes contain large, rounded hema
tite pebbles; some tin is also found.
So dark is the gold in some of the
creeks that a miner will often bite a
nugget in order to make sure of its be
ing gold and not ironstone. The as
! sociation of the gold is mainly with the
schists. It has travelled but a short
listauce from its original source.
The discovery of a good-sized bed of
lignite coal on Chica go creek is import
ant, where imported coal costs $80 per
ton at the camps.?Mining Reporter.
DON'T HEADACHE YOUR LIFE j
Away when a C. & W. Headache Wafer
will give you instant relief. Keep a box !
in the hou^e. Take them with you when !
traveling. Worth their weight in gold. \
Price 25c. For sale by Douglas Phar- J
macy.
SPRAINS.
S. A. Read, Cisco, Texas, writes; Mar.
11th, 1001; "My wrist was sprained so
badly by a fall that it was useless; and
after using several remedies that failed
to give relief, used Ballard's Snow Lin
iment, and was cured. 1 earnestly rec- '
commend it to anyono suffering from
sprains. 25c 50c $1.00. For sale by J. ;
Heubner.
1
Douglas Iron UJorks
N. A. URISN, Pkop.
Plumbing Tinning
STEAM FITTING, ENGINEERING
AND MACHINE WORK.
flachinery of all kinds Repaired and Set Up
ALL KINDS OF METAL WORK
THE GREAT
111 SULPHUR SPRINGS}'
better known as the
Famous Hoonah Hot Springs.
A n anlyses has been made of the Springs
**and it is proven beyond a doubt that <
they are the most beneficial medical j
springs west of the Mississippi river. The (
water contains magnesia, iron,sulphur and
many other curative properties. Tenakee
has a postoffice, and a general store compet- 1
ing with any general merchandise store in
Alaska. 1
A First-class Restaurant has lately been es
tablished, fish and game served?both kept <
for guests?ppices moderate. Hunting un- i
excelled, bear and deer are plenty, grouse. (
pheasant, geese and ducks in season, climate
mildest in Alaska, scenery gr^ud, wide beach
aud no surf. Rooms, cottages and cabins for 1
rent?everything furnished except bedding.
Take steamer Georgia leaving Juneau every
six days. For further particulars write
ED.SNYDER, Tenakee, Alaska.
.
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| ...Alaska flyers,,. I
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Between Seattle, Ketchikan, Dong \
las, Juneau and Skagway.
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Due to arrive at Douglas:
JEFFERSON ? SEPTEMBER 27 jji
DOLPHIN ? SEPTEMBER 22 jj
PARALLON ? SEPTEMBER 25
D1RIGO ? SEPTEMBER 20 j
Steamers and sailing dates snbjoct to
change without notice. This is tho
only line of steamers calling recu
Inrly at Douglas both North and
South bound.
Alaska S. S. Co. Agents
GOT First Avenue, Seattle, Wash.
Elmer H. Smith, Agent, Douglas, Alaska
.* / *
I ^3 iClothes |
| 3 Hair |
| 3s Tooth m I
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| w (Nail |
| from 15c to $5.50 f
| Douglas City Pharmacy f
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) DOUGLAS |
i BAKERY <!
f J. WEBER, Prop. T |
c Fine Confectionery, Bread c
( Cakes and Pies c
f ORDERS FOR BALLS, PARTIES AND f
\ WEDDINGS PROMPTLY FILLED AT \ |
S LOWEST BATES. ?
i FINE LINE OF CHOICE CANDY C
C Retail Storo on D St. Near First. V I
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Douglas I
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S RUDOLPH TROLL, PROP tt ^
? REPINES WABilfiSsLl I
| SHOW EVERY EVENING |
% CLARET WINE, BOTTLED BEER, BOTTLED PORTER, t
ALL KINDS OF THE BEST DOMESTIC AND IMPORTED j*
0 LIQUORS ALWAYS IN STOCK. HOT AND MIXED %
| DRINKS A SPECIALTY. OPEN DAY AND NIGHT. $
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PACIFIC COAST
' STEAMSHIP CO.
I
I PIONEER ALASKA LINE <
I Safe, Fast, Punctual, Luxurious, Courteous Treatment, Splendid Meals <
> For Seattle and Puget Sound Points <
? the elegant steamships (
t Cottage City North Bound, Sept. 4, 12, 21,30 ^
^ South Bound, Sept, 5, 13, 22, Oct. 1 <
c City of Seattle North Bound Sept. 5, 14, 23, Oct. 3
> South Bound Sept. 6,15, 24, Oct. 4
} S.S.Humboldt North Bound September 9, 18, 28
) South Bound September 10,19,29 |
S SITKA ROUTE
? Valencia North Bound Sep. 3 South Sept. 6
c City of Topeka North Bound Sept. 17, Oct.. 1
2 South Bound Sept. 6, Oct. 4 {
The company reserves right to change steamers, sailing dates and hours
2 of Sailing without previous notice. For information regarding passenger
A and freight rates, apply to
R. R. HUBBARD, Agent.
g San Francisco Ticket Office, 4 New Montgomery Street. (
^ C. D. DUNANN, General Passenger Agent, 10 Market Street. (

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