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The Douglas Island News.
VOL. 10.
NO. 30
| Just Received J
^ We have just added to our big 3
? line of Collars several new 3
? shapes such as the ADDISON, 3
^ Our line of Gents' Furnishings is the largest ^
gj and most complete in Alaska. ^
B. m.Bel>r?nd$?o.lnc
?: The latest shapes in Brown and Gray and 3
? Black Telescope Hats. 3
^ Also some colors in Late Novelties. Panamas and 3jj
^ Straws in all latest shapes. 3
? 12
? WB ARE fr
* *
P.-I.v Examiner, Chronicle, Star,
Times and Oregonlan
*? We aleo carry the
1 Leading Periodicals & Magazines
Our lino of
Cigars and Tobaccos
lw tho moat complete In Alaska
Onr Candies are Always Fresh)
We carry a foil line of Frnlfl
(Durhifftho fruit ueaaon)
All tho LATEST $1.50 BOOKS!
Cropo, Tissue aud Shelf Paper
Special Wall Paper Rale
33 % Per Cent Discount
For 30 days on our entire stock of Wall Paper
and Mouldings. Our stock is the largest and
most complete in Southeastern Alaska, and this
is an opportunity you cannot afford to miss.
Men's Goods
K. of P.
The North Star Lode?, No. 8, \
K. of P.. meets every
U 8. FBRSIS. K. of R. ? S.
FMtlof Knljf ht? are cordially Invited to at*
Douglas Aerie, No. 117* F? 0. E.
At 8:30 O'clock
at Cojfffins' Hall.
All vlsttlnff Brothers invited to attend.
M. J. O'CONNOR, W. P. ,
JOHN STOFT. Secretary.
Aurora Encampment No. 1
neets at Odd Fellows' hall tirst and third
Saturdays, at 8 p.m.
Brothers of the Royal Purple are cordially
Northern Light Rebekah Lodge No. 1 I
?acta at Odd Fellows' hall seoond and fourth
Tidtora are cordially Invited.
J. H. McDONALD, Scribe.
Harry C. DeVighne, M. D.
3rd and D Street
Office Hourt i to 5 and 7 to 9 p. m.
'Pbonc 401
Snnter Block, between Front
and 2nd Sts. Douglas City
'Phone, Douglas 3-8.
The Northland
The Latest News, from Reliable
Sources, Concerning the Great
North. Condensed.
Information for Everybody.
Coal lu Cordova costs $24.50 per tou;
in Valdez 315.
The Alaska Prospeotor, a paper pub
lished at Valdez, calls it the Seattle
Pee Eye.
The water in the Yukou is Ratting
up near the floating poiut ami the
steamboats are busy.
An exchange says that Swiftwater
Bill neglects his children. He is prob
ably too busy attending to his wives.
Major Wilds P. Richardson has
started for the wilds of Alaska. He :
will tirst visit Nome aud St. Michael.
F. T. Hamshaw, a promineut mining
man of Atlin, fell from the rear plat- J
form of a White Pass train, breaking
his collar bone.
2sot satisfied with any of the candi
dates for Congress uow in the field,
the people of Valdez talk of nominat- \
ing auother one.
The Miner notes the presence of
forest fire of considerable proportions
on Gravina island, across the channel
from Ketchikan.
The war that was waged betvreeD
Ballaine and Frost, of the Alaska
Central railroad, at Chicago, has been
transferred to Seattle.
The Pacific Coast Advertising Men\.<
Association will meet at the Alaska
Yukon-Pacific exposition sometime the
latter part of Jane, 1909.
The steamer Victoria arrived at
Nome on the morning of Jane 16th j
She was the first of the big fleet to
reach the Northern city.
According to the Skagway Alaakan
and Mayor Shea the clerk of the dis- |
trict court has just discovered that j
the windy city is incorporated.
An exchange says that Valdez citi
zens have adopted resolutions asking
for the removal of Hoggatt from office.
What for, he ain't done nuthin'?
Airship races will be one of the many ;
attractions at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific
exposition. The New York Aero club
is taking great interest in tho matter.
Sixtaea saita were fl led againt Simp
son Bros., a well known dry goods firm
of Nome. The claims which amount
to $10,000 are all by outside wholesal
Many national ass ooiations are plan
ing to hold their 1909 meeting at the
Alaska- Yukon-Pacific exposition. The
handsomo buildings and interesting
exhibits of the 310,000,000 world's fair,
combined with the unsurpassed scen
ery and climate of Seattle makes the
metropolis of tho Pacific Northwest an
ideal convention oity.
The Skagway Interloper interpolates
the following: "8100,000,000 in gold
was brought over on Tuesday's train
and shipped to Seattlo." That's going
Prof. J. \V. Garvin, formerly vice
principal of the Hill Military academy
at Portland, Ore., has arrived to take
the principalship of the Skagway
The arrival of the City of Seattle
from Skagway with a shipment of 82,
000,000 of Northern gold created little
or no excitement in the city on Puget
The Salvation Army is exhibiting a
four-year-old drummer at Skagway.
Not a commercial traveler, bat a drum
beater, aud thoy claim that he beats
the world.
Tho permanent fence enclosing the
Alaska-i'ukou-Paeilic exposition is
ueariug completion and in a shori. time
a small admission fee will be charged
to visitors.
The landscaping of tho grounds of
the Alaska-Yukon-Paciilc exposition
has been begun and tho site is begin
ing to take on the appearance it will
have in 1009.
Judge Reid is quoted by a Sound
paper as having said that those salooua
which obey the laws will have his sup
port ? and wo thought all the time
he was temperance,
Harry Loper pleaded guilty at Nome
to the oharge of haviug shot Pilcher at
Audreafsky last Jauuary, and was
sentenced by Judge Moore to three
years imprisonment.
The ofllcial flower of the Alaaka-Yu
kon-Pacitlc exposition has been defi
nitely selected. It is the Cactus
Dahlia, a flower which grows profusely
around Puget Sound.
It is announced that Matthews, the
long-haired preacher from Seattle, will
hold forth at Skagway in the near fu
ture. And we always thought Skagway
was each a nice town.
Joe Cannon is said to be bitterly
opposed to two things, home rule for
Alaska and the postal savings bank.
He probably thinks that it is better to
play poker with the money.
The Ketchikan Miner has no fears
for the outcome of the delegate elec
tion, because, whatever may be the
outcome, all of the candidates are
pledged in favor of territorial govern
The first mate of the Str. Seward has
been arrested at Cordova on suspicion
that he has murdered the purser of the
samo boat. The body of the purser
was found on the railroad track where
the train ran over it.
John Clare, an old timer of Janeau,
and who has been around tho sound
for a year or so, committed saioide at
Latoaohe Saturday night. It is believ
ed that Clare was insane. He told his
friends that ho was going out to kill a
bird, and , after leaving his cabin, he
placed the muzzle of a shot gun under
his chin and pulled the trigger with a
stick.? Prospector.
The government report just issued,
having to do with the geology and <
niitierology of the west count of Alaska <
tells of fabulous deposits of ooal in the <
vicinity of Comptroller bay and in the |
Bering lake district back of Katalla. j i
In addition to the prizes offered by
the management of the Alaska-Yukon- '
exposition for the poultry show which :
: will be held during the latter part of
the fair, many valnable cups have been I
donated by persons throughout the
j country.
A petition presented to the city j
: council at Ketchikan prays for an j
ordinance compelling owners of chick
ens to keep them in their own back ;
.yards, instead of allowing them to
rage furiously around in other people's
I preserves.
The Unltod StateH government, will
spend 8600,000 for it* building and ex- !
hibits at the Alaska Yukon-Pacific ex
; position. A main government, build
ing and structures for Alaska, Hawaii,
tho Philippines and the fisheries indus
trv will be erected.
i ' !
The Whitehors* Star says that a ball :
player by the name of Coffee who re- j
, cently arrived in that town has a clear
and settled appearance, and that, un- 1
less he strains himself he will no doubt |
; add strength to the team which will :
j give no grounds for complaint.
I ,
Very few Alaskans know that min- ;
eral water is among one of the pro- ,
ducts of this country. Water taken
from the Zarembo Miueral Springs,
which babble up about 100 milep from
Ketchikan, is rapidly taking flrpt. place
in the market and the sales are about
five times greater than a year ago.
While in that city, Judge Reid is
quoted by a Seattle paper as having
said: "While there are many things
about the life of an Alaskan that are
attractive, X do not believe 1 would
oare to live in that country for any
great length of time continuously."
The management of the Alaska-Yu
kon-Paciflo exposition is already tak
ing steps to provide against extortion
of visitors while in Seattle to see the
big fair during the summer of 1909.
Seattle easily took care of about 200,
000 during the stay of the Atlantic
fioet and at no time during the exposi
tion period will there be as many visi
tors in the oity at once.
Mrs. Mary E. Hart, who was appoint- J
ed by the department of the interior to I
; collect and install the Alaska exhibit I
for the St. Louis exposition, and act an 1
hostess for the Alaska building, has
been engaged by the passenger dopart- j
ment of the Pacific Coast Steamship ,
Company as lecturer and guide |
aboard the Alaska excursion steamship j
Spokane during the season of 1908. j
Mrs. Hart has spent years in different j
sections of Alasks, where she has been j
engaged in literary and newspaper
work. She has "muBhed" ail over j
Alaska, and has gathered a mass of ;
material, which she has weaved into j
interesting stories of the Northland. ;
' Mrs. Hart will give a lecture each even ,
ing during the trip, and will guf.de par- j
ties at the different ports of call.
The fertile imagination of tbe people
:>f the Glacier city has evolved the Val
isz Glacier Placier Mining Co., which
expects to wrest a fortune from the
glacier stream which has hitherto been
such a menace to the town.
Mut?hert? who arrived at Nome report
that a great mountain peak, which ia
located towards the head of Nome
river, has turned suddenly black and
stands out for that reason in bold re
lief amongst the white peaks that sur
round it. The idea seems to be amongst
those who saw it that some volcanic
Biuptiou must have taken place.
Carl Zook, teacher of the govern
ment school at Nome, has received
word from W. T. Lopp, superintendent
of that division, to the effect that the
authorities have now under connidera
tion t he question of removing the Es
kimos from the neighborhood of Nome
in order to "save them from th# con
tamination wbioh almost invariably
lenult t'rom mingling with the lower
class of whites." Not only will the
natives who are uow at Nome be sent
away, but all natives who live away
from the city will be prevented from
approaching. If the plans fruotify the
same method will be adopted for the
nativos all over Alaska, who will prob
ably be barred completely from the
Dawson. ? The Acklen hydraulic
plaut owned by the Yukou Gold Com
pauy id working full blast. The ditch,
which feeds the reservoir, is ruuning
almost bank full, and is pouring
murky streum over u little delta iuto
the impounding area. The floodgate
is raided bufflcleutly to admit simply
the water needed to put the full foroo
on the pipe line, and to let uo water
play any unnecessary mischief or run
to waste. Tearing dowu the hill a
quarter of a mile or so at an angle ap
proximating 45 degree*, the water, con
fined in the eighteen-inoh pipe exerts
a tremendous force. At several points
are seen the air valves, so adjusted as
to admit air to replace the escaping
water, and prevent collapse of pipes
from atmosphere pressure, with here
and there some new precaution against
weak joints by strapping with bands of
steel, and while at others the pipe is
restrained from backing or backling
by weights of rook. With such tre
meudous speed does the water move
that it carries In a solid stream from
the nozzle many feet before breaking
into the slightest spray, and a heavy
rocb thrown into the stream those first
few feet meet* auch a solid column of
compressed water that it bounces off
as though thrown against a rod of
adamant. Tho water carries in a curv
ing course fully 200 feet or more, and
coming down with such impact as to
rip out the gravel, deposits in yards
of area every second, and start the
accumulated deposits of the works of
ages so suddenly that now and then
there is a crash, and the big rocjca fly
like parts of a bursting bomb as some
edge of the bank is struck. The stream
is watched constantly, to see that it
does not carry to much muok or ma
terial into the sluices and overload
or clog. The riffles, in which the gold
is caught are liberally supplied with
quicksilver, and only one clean up a
year is deemed necessary.

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