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The Douglas Island News.
Bntered at Douglas Pott-office at Second Class Mai! Matter. TERMS:? In Advance. One Year - Six Months ------ Three Months - - - - - Slugle Copies ----- 'PHONE NO. 12. Wednesday, Atril 8, 1908. CHARLES A. HOPP Editor and Proprietor. PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY fS.OO - 1.50 - 75 10 The election yesterday passed off quietly in spite of the little war of words at the polls just at the opening. A little raiu fell during the day, but not enough to keep the crowds of can didates, workers and voters from con gregating on the street. Marshal Mc Donald stretched a line to mark the 50 foot limit prescribed by law, and so the busluess at the polls was not inter rupted. When the polls opened at 10 i o'clock Boss Tarkelson was on hand with about a half a hundred of bis motley followers, who took their places in line waiting an opportunity to vote, meekly and quietly. Other citizens pre- tiit, who saw their anxious atti tude, quietly stood back and gave them full swing. The votes were very evenly divided, and had it not been for the presumptious literature circulated by Boss Tarkelson there is every reason to believe that at least a part of the "labor ticket" would have been elected. Some of the candidates on this ticket , had many friends, but the Tarkelson j load was too much for them to carry i through. The suggested protection to the sanctity of homeu and the honor of ! wives and sweethearts by a mau of such calibre was taken either as a joke or an insult. Repeatedly, through the platforms of both political conventions, more than once through a free ballot aud by large majorities, the people of Alaska have expressed the desire that they be given the privilege of self-government so far as the privilege exists in the ter ritorial form of government. A repre sentative of the people, elected by them on a platform that made it his daty to do so, prepared a bill granting to us somewhat of that privilege, and the bill is before the committee of con- , gress which has it in its power to recommend its passage. Before that ! committee went to the governor of Alaska ? the governor being appointed by the president ? and declared Alaska to be "not ripe for self government." ? ? Skagway Alaskan. It is singular bat true that a busi ness depression is a real benefit to gold mining. Industrial depression result ing in a reduction of wages and in the cost of supplies enables the gold miner to hire his labor at a lower wage rate and buy his supplies at lower prices than in times of prosperity aud every ounce of gold mined will therefore actually cost less than in prosperous times when wages and materials are high, and as the value of gold always remains the same, $20.6716 per fine ounce, the mine owner finds mining more profitable when business general ly is depressed. Railroad building in Alaska is now pushed vigorously? at Washington. The Alaska Central is asking for gov ernment guarantee of its bonds, and all the rest of them are anxiously watchiog for a chance to cry, "me too." Meanwhile the money that has been wasted by the various companies would have built one road clear through to the Yukon. According to the Juneau Record, Governor Hoggatt is again in the sad dle, as far as the republicans of the capital city are concerned. The same delegates who walked out of the Ju neau convention last fall have been re elected to attend the Ketchikan con vention on May 12. i Citizen's Tickct Wins. The result of the municipal election yesterday was a complete victory for the Citizen's ticket. The vote stood: Citizen's Ticket. M. J. O'Connor 184 P. H. Fox 180 Julius Jensen 175 William Stubbins 174 L. H. Keist ....1G5 Chas. M. Rosswog 159 Henry Brie 157 Labor Ticket. George Stokke 155 John McPherson 151 Anton Liljestrand 144 E. V. Bielich ,.141 E.I. Clever 137 Tom Harneska 137 John Oucht 134 For Treasurer of School Board. E. P. Refling, (Citizen's) 180 Ed. Swaneon, (Labor) 107 Alaska and Puget Sound. % If the January record may be ac cepted as an indication of Alaska's commerce for IPOS, the year will quit the calendar with a splendid showing for the northern country. Defpite general depression which followed the October disturbance, and despite other untoward canditions of a purely local character, Alaska's business for the first month of the current year totaled $752,843, a sum within a few dollars of the 1907 record. Of this business, about 93 per cent, was handled through the ports of Puget sound, a fact which again emphasizes the dominaut part played by the Puget sound district in the commerce of Alaska. Not only so, but out of a total of ?10, 000, 000, the approximate value of Alaska's business during the first seven months of the curreut fiscal year, more than 95 per cent, of the business passed through Puget sound. These statistics, which are taken from the official reports at Port Towu seud, show conclusive tendencies in Alaska. The present year, if circum stances are not wholly unfavorable, will probably give Alaska a new record, and that will mean of course, a better showing for the ports of Puget sound. ? P.-l. Cold, Colder, Coldest. One of Nume's foremost citizens, a man who??e word has never been ques tioned until now, called at our office a few days ago to get the latest from Alaska. After the mining and finan cial interests of the country had beeu fully discussed and climatic conditions were taken up, he began to tell us about the severe cold that abouuded at Nome the last winter he was there. We almost bad a chill before he left. lie said that his partner threw a cup of water at a cat oue cold morning, and the water froze into a chunk of ice in the air, hit the cat ou the head and broke its skull. He also told of a doctor who, just before he started on a drive to see a sick man out ou the third beach line, took a half dozen good sized drinks of whiskey. It was cold and his breath was frozen into chunks. He said the doctor put the chunks into a pail when he got home and thawed them out and had a quart of pretty fair whiskey. He told several other cold ones, and wound up by telling oue on himself. He said he went to bed one night and left the light burning in the kitchen, and when he tried to blow it out in the morning he fouad the flame frozen hard. He broke it off and threw it into the coal bin in the shed, where later it thawed out and set the shed ou fire. ? News-Record. Juneau Steamship COMPANY U. S MAIL STEAMER I Georgia Electric Lighted Steam Heated Leaves JUNEAU, at 8 a. m. FOR SITKA MARCH 4, 10, 16, 22, 28 APRIL 3, 9, 15, 22, and 27 1 Leaves JUNEAU, at 8 a. m. FOR SKAQWAY MARCH 2, 8, 14, 20, 26 APRIL 1, 7, 13, 19, 25 WILLIS E. NOWELL, Mgr. \ FRIDAY, APRIL 17th VS. SMITH The 8 pairing of local champious has worked up the interest in fistic en counters until an event of special merit will no doubt be met with enthusiasm. Such is expeoted to be the case with the match to bo pulled off at the Doug las Opera House on Friday evening, April 17th, between Nick Burley, cham pion of Alaska and Yukon Territory, and Young Smith of Seattle. The terms of the match have been arranged by interested parties as follows: ; Twenty rounds, straight rules, clean break, soft baudages, the referee to be chosen at the ringside. The general admissiou will be $1.00, and ringside seata 82.00. Nick Burley is not a stranger in this part of Alaska, but on that account, perhaps, many will be interested in the following account of his escape from the clutches of the law, he being inno- j cent of the charges made against liim: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, March 13.? Special to the Walla Walla Times.? Nick Burley is free. Judge Woods, after hearing the petition for a writ of j habeas corpus and the arguments of the attorneys, today decided there was not sufficient evidence to hold Burley and the man whom Shoshone county spent money enough on to follow to California and 4)rlug back from the southern climes walked forth while the county has nothing to show foi tho money, except that Deputy Sheriff; Hose had a very pleasaut trip to Cali fornia and no doubt enjoyed it im mensely. Burley was represented by Bixby &| Marlowe, both of whom appeared,: while County Attorney Hanson of Shoshone county argued the other side. Deputy Sheriff Sutherland had Burley in custody, till the court's order was ; given. There were two principal grounds on which the attorneys for Burley made their plea and on both of them the} were sustained. They contended first that tho infor mation against Burley did not state a crime, that it made an effort to allege seduction and abduction both, but failed to charge either. The second and more important con tention was that the evidence adduced at the preliminary hearing of the case did not show facts sufficient to cause a resonable belief that a crime had been . committed. | In support of this contention much j of the transcript of the testimony taken at the preliminary hearing was read in court. At this hearing Burley, who acted as his own attorney, asked Miss Bolander, while she was on the stand, whether he had ever acted in any other way than as a gentleman towards her; whether there had been any improper relations t between them and whether he had mi\de any .bad breaks. To this Mi9S Bolander replied, "No, sir." At this point Judge Worstell, before whom the hearing was held, interposed with the remark addressed to Burley that he did not think Burley under stood the art of cross examination and informed Burley that he would be j given an opportunity later to tell his side of the case. Burley then did not ask any further questions of Miss Bolander. Attorney Hanson argued attempting , ' to show a crime was charged and that the evidence adduced at the prelimin ary hearing was eufilcient to hold Burley.. Judge Woods gave his decision at ! onco sustaining the contentions of the | defendant's counsel and ordered Bur I ley's release. 9 JUST RECEIVED A small assortment of choice Dress Waists and Skirts . The very latest in style and material Come and see them. THE Treadwell 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, Car rots.Squash, Pumpkins, Turnips, green and rod Pep pers, Tomatoes, Boots Garlic, Onions, Par snips, Sweet Potato s p Scotch Kale, Red Cabbage, Fresh Fish Shrimp, Ranch Eggs and Eastern Eggs, Star and Premium Hams and Macon 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, Pioklod Olives. Beets and Saur Kraut. Ooligan Spiced Russian (Jar lar and Sardines, An ohovies Cod Fish and Salmon Bellies, Cheese of all kinds, Imported Swiss, Ro chefoit, Edum, Im perial, B r o akfast Cream, Limburger, Honey in glass Fresh Apple Cider and Vinegar, Fresh Moats and Game at Wholesale and Re tail. u Douglas City Heat Market ? meals of HII Kinds * FISH AND GAME IN SEASON / D STREET DOUGLAS, ALASKA 1 1 Che Slavonian Saloon f Phter Gilovioh, Proprietor Dealers in Wines, Liquors and Cigars Special Attention Given to Family Trade T. C. PRICE PLUMBER AND SHEET METAL WORKER \ fin Qfc\ ?* ^ea^ach0s are caas?d \/\J y\J by .Eye strain ; can be cur ed permanently by proper fitted glasses I. J. SHAR1CK, optioux JUNEAU