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Ho merchant in Alaska |
has ever before carried such an assortment of
FLOOR COVERINGS
as we now have in stock. We have
New Rugs New flattings New Linoleums
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There is a strong feeling just now, in favor of cov
ering floors with rugs instead of carpets, we have
anticipated a big demand for them, by buying a big
stock.
They come in all the popular qualities, Body Brus
sells, Tapestry Brussells, Axminsters, Wilton Velvets,
etc. and sizes 7x9, 8-3x10-6, 9x10-6 and 9x12 sizes to
fit any room.
For the bedroom we can offer you Japanese Straw
Mattings, American Fibre Mattings, Fibre Rugs and
Crex Rugs.
For your Kitchen we can show you a stock of Lin
oleums, 6 feet wide and 12 feet wide, in printed, inlaid
and granite patterns, that is unsurpassed by any one.
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PACIFIC COAST
STEAMSHIP CO.
PIONEER ALASKA LINE
Safe, Fast PnnctnaKLnxnrioasXonrteons Treatment, Splendid Meals
Steamers of this Company are due to arrive at Douglas
From Seattle and Puget Sound Points
CITY OF SEATTLE, Oct. 29, Nov. 9, 2 J, Dec. 2
HUMBOLDT : : : : : Nov. 4, 15, 27
Making Regular S. E. Alaska Ports of Call
Close connections at Seattle with this Company's steamers for
SAN FRANCISCO, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO
Above sailing dates snbject to change without notice
The company reserves right to change steamers, sailing dates and hours
of Sailing without previous notice. For information regarding passenger
and freight rates, apply to
R. R. HUBBARD, Agent.
C. D. DUNANN, General Passenger Agent, San Francisco
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LOUIS G. THOMAS, - - Manager.
Manuiactnres 'Cilt+Httilt+A afld
all kinds of.. J III IIIIUI v Caskets
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Special Articles of Furniture Made and Guaranteed.
...Alaska flyers...
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Between Seattle, Ketchikan, Dong
las, Jnnean and Skagway.
One to arrive at Donglas :
Jefferson
September 7, 17, 28,
Oct. 9, 20, Nov. 1
Dolphin
September 2, I2, 23,
October 3, 15, 25
Steamers and sailing dates subjoctto
change without notice. This is the
only line of steamers calling reeru
larly at Douglas both North and
South bound
Elmer E. Smith. Agent, Douglas, Alaska
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WATCHES, DIAMONDS,
JEWELRY
JUNEAU ALASKA
NEW YORK
CLIPPER
IS THE GREATEST
THEATRICAL J SHOW PAPER
IN THE WORLD.
$4.00 Per Year. Single Copy, 1 0 Cts.
ISSUED WEEKLY.
Sample Copy Free.
FR&NK QUEEN PUB. CO. 'Ud),
.ALBERT J. RORIF!, ITHLISIIERS,
ju.nagxk 47 W. 2>ri! sr.. New York
There passed through Skagway the
other day Falcou Joslyn, a captain of
pioueera, known to all Alaskans as an
energetic, level headed man of thia
north land, oue who haa doue more
than the average for itn development
and one who keeps at work along the
name lines, hoping and expecting to
accomplish much more. It was Falcon
?Joslyn who carried up the long stretch
of ocean and over the mountains and
down the rivers and up the rivers and
again over" the hill of the tar interior
those engines aud rails and supplies
that now constitute the Tanaua Mines
railroad; who brought that railroad
into being in the heart of the wilderness
in an amazingly short space of time
and so carried relief to the miners at
work in that difficult country. To
have heard this practical business man
talk of the conditions that em harass
that wonderful Tanana couutry, hold ,
its development in check, to have seen
his throat swell with feeling and heard
his voice tremble with vibrant indig
nation as he cried, "Yes, quote me,
quote me if you wish?it is a thing that j
should be known and must be known
and how else save through the freest
publicity. I say only what I know
quote me by all means. There never |
was a condition that could compare
with it out of Russia and I question if
greater injustice has beeu done there.
The whole country has been tied up ;
with litigation, men waiting upon the
judgment of the courts while the courts
are not in session, or delay month after
month with their decisions until these
months run away with the seasons into
years and that for which these men
lmve struggled and starved and frozen,
and through these sufferings and volun
tary privations GAINED, are lost to
them. I have been wituess of 30 much
miscarriage of justice tor the with
I holding of judgment and delay in com
' ing to trial is to be classed under this
head- that my wonder at what meu do
in their struggle for their own, agaiust
powerful outlaws, has changed to
amazement rather at their self-restraint.
You remember that the court at
San Francisco, in rendering judgment
in the Nome cases was so impressed at
this self restraiut of the victimized
miners that it went out of its way to
remark upon it. Surely if the condi
tions obtaining in the Tanana were
equally well known it would draw forth
like eucomium. The Dome creek cases
are only samples of a condition that is
general. After waiting for a whole sea
son for the peaceful adjudication of
i cases which they weut into court to se
i cure Judge Reld came in there and
j opened a session, announcing that he
: intended to "clean up the docket." The
! whole couutry was rejoiced to hear it.
He began holding a continuous session
day and night. Every man was ex
! pected to be ready when called. Law
yers explained that in the long interval
of waiting their witnesses had scattered
? some were up at the Salchaket, others
at Kantishna, Hot Springs, etc.? it
would take time to summon them. The
reply was "it makes no difference; you
must be ready ? I am going to clean up
this docket." Aud so he did. There
are two things to be considered in the
administration of justice; one is to give
both sides a fair opportunity to present
their case; the other is that both sides
shall feel, when it is over, that they
have been fairly heard. As a result o?
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the session of court held in this fashion
all litigauts were consumed with a
sense of wrong? those that won laughed,
no doubt, and those that lost groaned,
but neither felt that the canes had really
been tried on their merits. After a
month of this hurried form of hearing
cases the court adjourned and the
judge want outside promising to return
in July. He has not returned. Men
have beeu lyiug in a foul jail there not
intended as a prisou, but merely as a
place of temporary detention and the
like of which, as a prison, does not
probably exist in Russia. Such outrage
is demoralizing a people naturally law
abiding. They are losing all respect for
constituted authority ? they see where
force is successful and they adopt that
method. For the rich and powerful are
constantly taking advantage of this
condition to harass the merely honest
and industrious. The rich can afford
to wait. Claims are jumped, association
claims are made to overlap previous lo
cations, injuctions are secured, exactly
after the manner in which Nome was
tied up, and then the waiting game
commences. Or the more powerful be
gin operations, driving off the weaker
claimant. This is the history of the
Dome creek cases, with a score of en
tangling ramificatious. The shooting
of Ridenour was the direct result of the
most shameless bit of juggling with a
man who was acting iu good faith and
the settlement of those cases was the
result of that shooting? made out of a
dread of threatening results. Many
cases have come under my observation
where men sent out by owners of claims
to work on lays decided, when they
found golf], that they had as much
right to it as the man who sent them.
They bold tenaciously to this belief be
cause tbey see others win that way. It
then becomes, in the absence of the
court, a question of main strength. It
is these conditions that breed murder,
suicide and insanity. Only those who
live in the midst of them can fully real
ize what it all means. But the first ac
tion Judge R?id took upon arriving at
Fairbanks was to close the dance halla
and when he went outside he boasted
that he was not goin to allow Alaskans
to be demoralized by the saloons. I
waut to tell you that no evil which can
come before the court for suppression
can begin to equal in its demoralizing
effect this conduct of the court itself/1
Skagway Alaskan.
On October 1st the first mail for SJje
i iuterior was started over the Valdez
trail. Uutil Nov. 1 the total per week
: is limited to 1,G00 pouuds, but after
that date it is to be increased to 4,000
pounds. The triweekly stage service
is to be gradually increased as the sea
son advances until about the Hrst of
February It is expected that the busi
ness will demaud a stage every day in
the week.
y Foreign and Domestic
K Woolens in Stock
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