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i has ever before carried such an assortment of FLOOR COVERINGS * \ as we now have in stock. We have New Rugs New flattings New Linoleums 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, ^lton 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, oteet wide and 12 feet wide, in printed, inlaid and granite patterns, that is unsurpassed by any one. Ma T readvell Cold JOS $S W^59?aft? StSrtf oovuowvw A BEST GLASS OF Rainier Beer on Douglas Island AT Douglas Opera House WINES -:- LIQUORS -:* CIGARS - ?y "wirr PACIFIC COAST STEAMSHIP CO. PIONEER ALASKA LINE Safe, Fast, Punctual, Luxurious, Courteous 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, 21, Dec. 2 HUMBOLDT : : : : : Nov. 4, 15, 27 Making Regular S. E. Alaska Ports of Call Close connections at Seattle with this Compauy's steamers for SAN FRANCISCO, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 4ND MEXICO ? - ? ? ? ? Above sailing dates subject 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 ,AI AM Fllllf AID UIDMI Cfi. LOUIS G. THOM IS, - - Manager. f*** ***** i Manufactures T|lt*Hlih|^A and * I aU kinds of.. fWmWR Caskets I ********* OUT OF YELLOW CEDAR ********** Special Articles of Furniture Made and Guaranteed. ...JllasRa flyers... ??? Between Seattle, Ketchikan, Dour" las, Juneau and Skagway. Due to arrive at Douglas : Jefferson % November 23 December 5, 17, 29 Dolphin November 17 Steamers and sailing dates subject to change without notice. This is the only line <-f steamers calling regu larly at Douglas both North and South bonne' Elmer G. Smith. Agent, Douglas, Alaska A. MURRAY AGENT FOR THE STANDARD GASOLINE ENGINE IJJharick WATCHES, DIAMONDS, JEWELRY JUNEAU ALASKA NEW YORK i CLIPPER 88 THE GREATEST THEATRICAL I SHOW PAPER IN THE WORLD. $4.00 Per Year, Singis Copy, i $ Cis. <SSUE1) V.'-EEKLY. Sample Copy Fs: 2. FRANK QoEE?; PUS. CO. Ltd , ALBERT J RORIR, IT!?LlSHR!tS. AUnaqk:; 47 W. 2<TU 5$T..'Nkm '? ! Alaska's Coal Fields There is occasionally talk of the ex- j I haustion of the coal fields of the United ! States, and articles appear from time to time, showing that, with an increase ! I in consumption annually proportionate to that which has been seen of recent \ years, the time can be figured with al- j most mathematical certainty when the ; coal supply of the United States will j become extremely limited. All of these estimates are based upon the false assumption that all of the j coal measures of this country are known and are being exploited, llow ! wildly erroneous this assumption is may be judged by some recent state- j ments about the Alaska coal fields which have been given out by the geo- j logical survey, correcting some misap- 1 prehensious aroused by a recent in- ' terview with Mr. Brooks, of that j survey. According to these statements, geo logicul reconnoissauces have been made of coal areas iu Alaska covering about 12,000 squares miles. In addition to ; this, however, coal is known to exist J in the comparatively unexplored re gions of the territory, covering approx imately one-quarter of its entire area. 1 At all events, the present known area ! of coal fields will be doubled when the torritory is fully explored, making a \ certainty of not less than 24,000 square i miles of cual measures in this one terri tory alone. The total area of the coal fields of ; Great Britain, which have been worked froin time almost immemorial, are but I I 9,000 square miles. The coal area of all continental Europe, with the excep- j tion of Russia, is but G,800 square miles. It will be seen that iu the limited state of knowledge about the great northern territory there have been 1 1 ready ex- j plored coal areas but little short of the i i total areas of continental Europe, with 1 Russia excepted and Great Britain ! added. The coal of Alaska thus far discov- 1 I . ered covers every grade from the ' highest of anthracite, bituminous and coking coals down to low-grade lignite, j The coal supply of the world is in no apparent danger of exhaustion, and the fields of Alaska will furnish an ample | supply to make-good auy deficiencies of the future iu the other parts of this j contiueut. ? P.-I. ? The immense mass of decomposed ! quartz, which has come to be known as the Newton Gulch Dyke, and which is distant from Nome only three miles, has beeu bonded by the owners to W. ' A. Chilberg and others, whose intention it is to place a stamp mill on the prop erty immediately after the opeuiug of navigation next spring. ' Dentistry! UNTIL DEC. 1 DR. McCAW will do all branches of Dentistry at 1 greatly reduced rates Don't neglect this opportunity to get high class work done at HALF PRICE. All Work Guaranteed. Artistic Gold I Fillings. Gold Crown and Bridge Work. Painless Extracting a specialty, j Over City Bakery, Douglas > k Foreign and Domestic ? Woolens in Stock F. WOLLAND MERCHANT TAILOR JUNEAU, ALASKA WWVW^WWWWWWVW HARDWARE STOVES FURNITURE JULIUS 1 JENSEN CORNER 2d AND'D STREET i DOUGLAS I "Room at the Top" 1 An 'old and true saying is: "There is ? always room at the top." Too many of our people graduate from our business schools and colleges with the idea in their craniums that they will have a position at the top or none at all, hence their failure. The people at the top have gained their supremacy by some special merit, and before you can enter their class you have to "show them." The above recalls an occurence in Kan sas City. A high school boy hunted in vain for a job. Even letters from his father to his business associates did no good, and the parent, whom we shall call Mr. A., started out himself. lie went to a wholesaler from whom be was a heavy buyer and a3ked him to givo his son a positiou in his store. The wholesaler replied that he would gladly do so when there was an opening. "My patronage," replied Mr. A., "is such that you can well afford to give the boy a place now." "You are right, 1 can't deny you if you demand it; now, what sort of a position do you want your son to have?" "I want him to learn the business," replied A, "you can set him sweeping to start." "Why tlidn't you say something like that at first, I sup posed you wanted him to have some nice positiou. Of course we have room for him." That was not many years ago, and the young man has not reached the top,?but he receives several thous and a year, not on account of his father's patronage, but because he earns it for the house. If he had started in one of the nice positions he would now be getting, at most, not more than twelve hundred dollars a year as an of fice man with no prospect of another raise. He Lost the Bet An Irish waiter, named Kenny, was noted for his wit and ready answers. A party of gentlemen who were btaying at the hotel heard of Kenny's wit, and one of them made a bet that he would say something that Kenny couldn't answer at once. A bottle of champagne was ordered. The oue whp had made the bet took hold of the bottle aud commenced to open it. The cork came out with a "bang" and flew into Kenny's mouth. "Ah," he said, "that is not the way to "Cork!" Kenny took the cork out of his mouth and replied, "No, but it's the way to ?Kill-Kenny.' "?Ideas. Way of the World * "1 understand the Xeweds are having trouble," remarked the spinster boarder. "Some people take her part and others side with him." "Aud 1 suppose," growled the scauty haired bachelor at the pedal extremity , \ of the mahogany, "there are a few ec centric people who mind their own bus iness." ICE Cream AND ICE CREAM SODAS \ EVERY DAY AT The CITY BAKERY Juneau Steamship COMPANY U. S. MAIL STEAMER tieoip Electric Lighted Steam Heated Leaves JUNEAU - For SITKA. FUNTER BAY, HOONAH, GYPSUM, TENAKEE, KILLISNOO unci CHATHAM Nov. 7, 18, 19,25, Dec. 1,7, 15, 20, 27 and 31 at 8 a, ni. For SITKA, KILLISNOO, TYEE and BARANOFF, Su.m., Nov. 10,22, Dec. 13, 25. Returning: leaves Sitka the following day For SKAGWA Y, November 5, 11, 17, 28, 29^ December 5, 11, 17, 28,29, at 8 a. m. ? Returning leaves Skagway the followi*nj day at 8 a. m, WILUS E. fi(0WELL, Mgr.