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The Douglas island News.
Entered at Douglas Po?t?ofnce as Second Class Mail Matter. ? ? ? ? ? 1 TERMS: - la Advaoce. One Year - - fS.OO Six Months ------- 1.50 Three Months ------ 75 Single Copie* ------ 'PHONE NO. 12. Wednesday, September 4, 1907. 10 C1IARLKS A. HOrr Editor and Proprietor. PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY The Juueau Dispatch, with assumed wisdom, aunouuces that it is not possi ble for "publicity promoters" to bring additional workers to this part of Al- ! aska. What devilish impulse prompted such au assertion, is more than wo can fathom. Every mau who writes to his brother, back at the eld home and says "Bill, come out here, 1 have a good job, steady work at good pay, aud cau get ; you in,"" is a "publicity promoter" with in the meauing of the term. Every J man and womau in Alaska wiio writes to friends and relatives, siuging the praises of Alaska, is a "publicity pro moter, and it is all having ite effect. > People are coming, and they will come. Tho Southeastern Alaska Homeseek- ? er*' Information Bureau, that little or ganization that started in Douglas and is fast wideuing the scope of its use- j fulness to all parts of this section, is aUo a "publicity promoter." It seeks to do, iu a systematic, business way. just what all good citizens ? aud we use the term "good" citizeus advisedly ? are doing now in their own way. The only advantage the Bureau has over the individual is iu the fact that the same information ceu be sent to mauy different iuquirers aud the Bureau will have it prepared in the form of circu lar letters, or pamphlets, which will save the work of much writing. The Bureau has no desiro to monopolize the field, but especially desires to help J all similar efforts. It may not *et the world on fire, but it will keep trying to build up, and not tear tlown. That being the cage, we cannot conceive why any man in the country should set his face against the "publicity promoter." j Many a mau has troubled his brain over the problem, "is life worth living." The knowledge that life is "a narrow , vale" makes the peaks of the two eter- j nities bear dowu upon us with a solemn j frowu. We are sad. We know not why, but we tremble and fear, and the little span of life holds naught but sorrow. But why should it bo so? We cannot i stay the flight of time with all our tears. Theu let us laugh, and enjoy the j little day that is ours. Let songs aud j flowers bear us joy, and make us happy in the hour. Fill the hours with kind and cheerful deeds and we aill have none to spare for sadness. Help our selves by helping each other. Then let us laugh. If we have nothiug to laugh about, spend the time inventing some thing. We have nothing to fear. The eternity that is to come cannot be dif ferent from the eternity that has passed. ; Some difficult questions are being brought to the attention of the bank ruptcy courts. The case of the lady who mortgaged her house to buy an au ? tomobile is now followed by that of the female bankrupt who could not pay her rent, yet who paid 650 for a cat J with a pedigree. Instances like these cause referees in bankruptcy to become puzzled and dejected, yet they are all variations upon the old story of the family that landed in the poorhouse because of its efforts-to live up to a set of blue china which had been presented by an ill-advised friend. More trouble for the military. Presi dent Roosevelt has ordered that the officers must learn to ride real live horses and jump hurdles. He'll be | sorry for this if one of them falls off and hurts himself. Just think, for in- j stance of our friend Major (that title I would look better aud be more appro priate to hi9 deserving with the "Gen eral" affix) gallopiog over the roads he is buildiug in Alaska, on a real live horse, and "taking" the fallen monarchs of the forest for hurdles! ? Ketchikan Miner. P. H. Fox has the agency in- Douglas ! for the McCai) Patterns. A full stock vow Oil hand. ? HON. WM. L. DISTIN ' Surveyor-General Approves of the S. A. H. I. B. I The following letter from the Hon. Wm. L. Distin, U. S. Surveyor-Geueral for the District of Alaska, and also 1 Acting Governor, is another indication of the general aud wide-spread approv- ! al of the plaus of the S. A. II. I. B.: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Office of U. S. Surveyor-General For the District of Alaska. Juneau, August 31, 1907. Gentlemen:? I am in receipt of your letter of the 26th inst. with literature enclosed, all ? of which I have carefully perused. Tho object of your Bureau is a worthy aud deserving one and, iu my opinion, if conducted on the lines contemplated, in a conservative, systematic, business like mauuer, will yield good returns ? not only for Southeastern Alaska but for all Alaska. This is an age of progress. The uuit- ; ed and earnest, efforts of all interested : citizens, i'or tho good of the cause, will, j 1 firmly believe, accomplish thedesired objects of your Bureau. 1 am heartily in sympathy with, and favor any legitimate organized efforts ? not alluring ? stating facts, that will tend to encourage and foster immigra tion to this great commonwealth aud help to develop and upbuild its iudus- j tries. 1 have unbounded faith and confi dence in the bright future of Alaska. | It is steadily forging to the frout aud ; will doubtless be tho greatest mining section of our country. It is only a question of time when its mineral wealth aud resources will astonish the ! world. x Hopiug the efforts of your Bureau of Information will be crowned with suc cess, with all good wishes, I am Very respectfully yours, Wm. L. Distin, Actiug Governor. To the Presideut aud Secretary of the S. A. H. I. B., Douglas, Alaska. The first copies of the special Gasti neau number of the Alaska Yukon .Magazine came iu the mail last night. A somewhat hurried examination re veals a tasty arrangement of matter and a large number of well -printed cuts. A careful perusal will be neces sary to determine the merit of the i ar tides, although the names of tho ! writers lead us to expect great things. A J uneaa preacher felt that he was j qualified to preach a sermon to men on j '?Labor Day Suuday," taking for his thfme "The Plough is Mightier thau tho Sword." It was a young man who saw in a dream the letters of fire MG. P. C.*' and he iut.erpreted the meaning as, "Go Preach Christ." But the old elder, 1 - who was consulted, declared that the letters meant "Go Plow Corn." The following uncredited, but truth- j ful statement, deserves a wide circula latiou: "A newspaper may boom a town through its editorial aud news i columns, but a critical investor looks to the advertising columns forsubstau- j tial evidence of push and life. To him they are thermometers measureiug the intensity of public warmth; they are the pulse which indicates the healthy condition of the collective body of the people; they tell him whether or not the community is up to the times in business matters." ? Pointers. The proprietor of a large business house bought a number of sigus read ing, "Do it now," and had them huug arouud the office, hoping to inspire his people with promptness and energy iu their work. In bis private office oue day soon afterward a friend asked him how the scheme affected the staff. "Well, not just the way I thought it would," answered the proprietor. "The cashier skipped with thirty thousand dollars, the head bookkeeper eloped with the private secretary, three clerks asked for an increase of salary and the office boy lit out to become a highway man." / Rev. Thomas Jenkins, of St. -John's Episcopal mission church, was a pas senger on the Priucess May this morn ing, en route for Newark, Ohio, where his family has been sojourning since last fall. From Newark he will go to Richmond, Va.s as the clerical delegate from Alaska to the general convention of the church to be held at that place. He will probably be absent all winter, during which time he contemplates a visit to his mother in England. ? Ketch ikan Miner. Joe Miller's Tailor-Made Clothes look well, wear well and always fit We guarantee it. Spring goods just arrived. Front street. Louis building. Juneau. The Aged Babe. W. H. trimmer, of Molina, Fla., says there are no happy faces in New York. Mr. Trimmer, an aped, healthy, cheerful man, visited New York last mouth, and the strained, worried look of the New ; Yorkers shocked and displeased him. "You live too fast,1' Mr. Trimmer said j to a reporter. "That is your trouble, fast living. Your very children have an aged air. Why ? " He gave a loud laugh. "Did you ever hear about the New York child and the christening? No? Then listen. "There was h young couple on the i East Side that, postponed the christen ing of their iirfrt. born till the little fellow was three years old. "Ho was, of course, very wise for 3. He had gotten about a lot. In short, he was a New York or. "And the morning of the christening, j in the hushed and crowded church, i when the clergyman took the white- 1 robed babe in his armn and sprinkled its small face plentifully with water, it grimaced and spluttered, and shout- i ed up angrily in the good priest's face: " 'Hey, cheese it will you? If ye do i that agin, I'll bifF ye one.' " ? Proxy Payment not Desired. Neighbor's Pretty Daughter ? How j much is this a yard? Draper's Son (desperate "spoons" on her) ? Only one kiss. "If it's so cheap 1 will take three yards, and grandma will pay you." Mrs. Henpeck ? Shame on you for growling about Dr. Bolus. Didn't he just bring you back from the jaws of death and Henpeck (wearily; ? And back to the jaws of life. ? Borrowed. DIRECTORY OF ALASKA District Government Governor, Wilford H. Hoggatt, Juneau. Secretary to the Governor, Win. II. Loller, J uucau. Kx-oflicio Secretary of Alaska, William L. j Distiti, Jiutenu. U. S. Surveyor General's Office Juneau.? William L. Pistin, surveyor-gen eral; George Stowell, chief clerk; Martin George, chief draftsman; John J. 'Clark, '< stenographer and type writer; William P. Jeffreys, transcribing clerk; William Kugg, draftsman; Laurence Del more, copying clerk; Charles Haley, messenger. U. S. Customs Collector, Clarence L. Hobart, Juneau. U. S. Courts Division No. 1.? Royal A. Gunnison, judge; C. C. Page, clerk of court; Hurold Lull, court stenographer; John J. Boyco, U.S. district attorney; James M. Shoup, U. S. Marshal, Division No. 2.? Alfred S. Moore, judge; John H. Dunn, clerk of court; Henry M. Hoyt, U. S. district attorney; Thomas Cader I Powell, U. S. marshal. Division No. 3.? James Wickersham, judge; J Edward J. Stier, clerk of court; Georpe A. Jeffries, court stenographer; N. V. Harlan, i U.S. district attorney; George C. Perry, U. S. marshal. U. S. Land Office, (Juneau) John W. Dudley, register; P. M. Mullen, receiver; H. K.Love, sj>ecial agent. Department of Agriculture C. C. Georgeson, Sitka, speoial agent in , charge of Alaska investigations. i Bureau of Education Wilford R. Hoggatt, ex-officio superintend ent of public instruction, Juneau; Iiarlau Updegraff, agent, Washington, D. C. Internal Revenue John Cameron, deputy collector, Fair banks; D. H. Terwilliger, deputy collector, t Juneau. Immigration Inspector Kazis Krauczunas, Ketchikan. I FOR SALE Recertified Soldiers7 Ad ditional Land Scrip i This scrip takes immediate ti tle to either surveyed or unsur ? veyed laud in Alaska, and is ? approved by tbe Government. Price, $30.00 per acre in 40-80 and 120 acre pieces, or $50.00 per acre in pieces of, from 1 to 20 acres. % R. H. PEALE &CO. 1603 Brush St. Oakland, Cal. Mercantile Annex, Salt Lake City, Utah. SOX AND SHIRTS Heavy Brown Wool IDEAL Underwear $3.00 suit i i 4 * ? t Fawn Fleeced Cotton Medlecott Underwear Blue Flannel Shirts Dress " ,4< 44 4 4 44 2.50 suit 44 1.50 suit 5.00 suit $1.50 to $3.00 each 2.00 to 3.00 each A HEAVY LOT OF HEN'S SOX, 25c to 75c pair Wm. Stubbins 1 I i THE I Treadweii Market Is a Market for all of these things Fresh fat Turkeys, Spring Chickens and Hens, Cranberries, Celery Hothouse Lettuce, Parsley, green Onions, Cu cumbers, Cabbage, Cur r o t s. S ?j u a s h. Pumpkins, Turnips, green and red Pep pers, Tomatoes, Beets Garlic, Onions, Par snips, Sweet Potato s ? Scotch Kale, lied Cahlmge, Fresh Fish Shrimp, Ranch Eggs and Eastern Eggs, Star and Premium Hams and Bacon, Fresh and Pickled Tongues, Bologna and Summer Sau sage, Fresh Smoked and Salt Herring, Smoked Beef sliced, Boiled Ham sliced. Sour pickles and Dill Pickles, Pickled Olives, Beets and Saur Kraut. Ooligan Spiced Russian Cav iar and Sardines, An chovies Cod Fish and Sainton Bellies, Cheese of all kinds, Imported Swiss, Ro chefort, Edam, Im perial. B r e akfast Cream, Limburger, Honey in glass jans. Fresh Apple Cider and Vinegar. Fresh Meats and Game at Wholesale and Re tail. ? ? ????????? I WINE AND LIQUOR MERCHANTS agts for Brewiws ?o.'$ Beer El AMI Ftllll MD UNDERIMING CO. LOUIS G. TIIOM A.S, Manager. ?& | Manufactures and x; | all kinds of.. T "? ?Willi v Caskets &??****? OUT OF YELLOW CEDAR *********$ Special Articles of Furniture Made and Guaranteed. ^ | ] Cbe Slavonian Saloon l J ^ Peter Gilovich, Proprietor J_ 4 ^ Dealers in Wines, Liquors and Cigars L \ ^ Special Attention Given to Family T rade jc ^ ^ FRONT STREET 'PHONE 3-9 DOUGLAS ?