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has ever before carried such an assortment of FLOOR COVERINGS as we now have in stock. We have New Rugs New Hattings 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, 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. BEST GLASS OF Rainier Beer on Douglas Island AT Douglas Opera House wmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmammmmmmmmmmmm WINES -> LIQUORS CIGARS PACIFIC COAST ? STEAMSHIP CO. Safe, Fast, Punctual, Luxurious, Courteous Treatment, Splendid Meals Steamers of this Company are due to arrive at Douglas From Seattle and Puget Sound Points COTTAGE CITY : Feb. 10, 22, March 6 , 18, 30 CITY OF SEATTLE : : : April 8, 19, 30 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 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 PK! FURHIIURE 11 UNDERTAKING CO. > LOUIS G. THOM \S, - - Manager. ***** ' * Manufactures furniture aDd ? | all kinds of.. ) Wl IIIIUI ^ Caskets | *******9* OUT OF YELLOW CEDAR > Special Articles of Furniture Made and Guaranteed. | ...Alaska fivers... | Between Seal t If, Ketchikan, I >? ???i. " IIh-. .Jciu'hij ami Rkayway. Due t <? r< r i*j \ . * i * i oujjIhh : ?Jefferson Jan. 23, Feb. 4, 16, 28, March 12, 24, April 5, 17 Dolphin/ May 8, 19 Steamers and subject to change without notice. Tltis is the only line of steaumrs calling reirn larly at Douglas both North ami South bourn' Elmer E. Smith, Agent, Douglas, Alaska i A.MURRAY j AGENT FOR THE j STANDARD I GASOLINE ENGINE I.J.Sharick WATCHES, DIAMONDS, JEWELRY JUNEAU ALASKA Foreign and Domestic Woolens in Stock F. WOLLAND MERCHANT TAILOR JUNEAU. ALASKA Sheldon Jackson Museum The Society of Natural History aud Ethnology was organized in 1887, and was incorporated under the laws of Oregon. As stated iu its constitution and ,by-laws, "its purpose is to collect and preserve, iu conuectiou with the training school, specimens illustra tive of the natural history and ethnol ogy of Alaska and publications relating thereto." In 1888 a frame building in which to preserve the growing and interesting collection was erected, but soon the collection became too large for the building and iu 1895 Dr. Jacksou, at his owu expense, erected the present Museum building, aud the society named it after the generous donor. It is a large octagonal shaped grout or cement structure, dome covered and fireproof. It contains the largest col lection of Alaskan curiosities in exist ence. There are totem poles, carvings iu wood, stone, ivory, silver, a great variety or' grotesque figures aud em blems, old relic9, birch bark canoes, reindeer sledge, whalebone and whale I boue fishing nets seiues of sinew, bird snares, fox traps, walrus tusks, snow shoes, native drums, uative armor, head gear, dancing masks, jade, spears, bows and arrows, pumice stones, spoons, bracelets, suits of salmon skin, mats, basket-, a Chilkat blanket and an end less variety of mythological curiosities of rare value. There is a fine set of the celebrated slate carvings of the Hyda race. These totem ic carvings are wrought out of black slate-stoue and receive a high degree of polish. The life-like figures so deftly carved are representa tives of native mythology aud ave rare works of art. The collect ion is to be catalogued and carefully preserved, for they will soon be numbered among the 1 lost arts. ? Sitka Thlinget. Indians and Fish Traps The Indians of Alaska are gradually ; becoming aroused to the danger to the fishing industry found in the operation of the fish ti aps. At a mass meeting held at Sitka last month a number of speeches were made and the following petition was geuerously signed: j "To the Honoroble Secretary of Com merce and Labor, Waahington, D. C. ! "The native people of Alaska have always been self supporting people. Our greatest meaus of earning a living ha9 been, and is, by fishing. The white man lias been giveu our lauds and our fore^is. We are not permitted W own 1 land outside of our own crowded vil - j lages. Now the government has al | lowed fish traps to be used near the j mouth of t-almon streams to take our t-alinou. In doing this it is taking away our m.-ans of making our own liv ing. Not only this, but in a few years the traps will destroy the fishing busi ness entirely. '?We do not .t?k the government for mouey. We are riot paupers. We are not afraid to work. "We do ask ino-r, earnestly for the privilege to earn our own living by our natural meauo Of livelihood. "Knowing that Mie fish traps are to a very large exteut taking away this privilege, we, the undei signed natives living in and nbout Sitka, Alaska, do most respectfully petition you to abolish the use of fish traps in Alaska waters." \ Many new pretty souveuir goods con tinually arriving ar. Heubner's Drug store. ' r^n Headache* are caused /( J by Eye strain; can be cur ed permanently by proper fitted glasses I. J.SHARICK. optician .JUNEAU b/vwwwv%wwv*v\.v*vfcw* HARDWARE STOVES FURNITURE Junius" JENSEN CORNER 2d A^ID D STREET DOUGLAS I .VWViWWI,ViWiW\WV%jR T. C. PRICE PLUMBER AND SHEET METAL ?dORKER Innoko Country Gets Boost J. W. Felder, who arrived in Seward from the lunoko country Sunday even ing, gives a conservative report of what he has seen and knows to be taking place in that mining region. Gains, Little and Ophir creeks are the streams where the most of the miuing has been done so far in the Innoko country. I Mr. Felder says that ground on Gains I creek is rather wet, and has been work ed for the past season on the benches. From the Discovery bench there has been taken out about S10, 000. On Pelky bench from ?25,000 to $30,000 worth of gold has been extracted. Other claims are producing gold in smaller amounts runniug from $1,000 up. Little creek I is turning out to be very r ich, better I eveu than Gains creek, which is in clined to be spotted. Ophir creek, too, . Mr. Felder says, i- turning out much better than was reported six months ago. Mr. Felder says the miuera last year ; did not do thorough work, and, becom ing discouraged, went out giving the ; camp ft bad name. The result of this | year's work has led some of the miners to predict that this camp will yet equal if not surpass the Fairbanks camp. Next year's work, Mr. Felder says, will show much better results than the past year has shown, owing to the fact that the miners during the past sum mer have spent their time putting in bed-rock drains. One miner by the name of Hood has spent two years in ' trying to get down to bedrock. He is not yet down, but he is taking out rich pans of dirt. A man by the name of Hunter has ground which he can work only iu winter. After putting in the | second fire he took out $40 in gold and a nugget that weighed twenty -nine ounces. The largest uugget found previous to that was the one taken out by Pelky which weighed seveuteen ounces. Mr. Felder represents a ban rran ciseo firm composed of Joaquin, Fowler and Twichell. Tbey are now forming a corporation and will r-eud a boat with supplies in the spring up the Kusko kwim. Ocean steamers can ascend this river as far as Bethel, where this firm has a trading post. Mr. Felder is now on his way to San Francisco, from which port he will re turn direct by boat to Bethel ou the Kuskokwim when navigation opens up in the sprina. ? Seward Gateway. ICE Cream AND ICE CREAM SODAS EVERY DAY AT The CITY BAKERY Jutteau Steamship ?o. U. S. MAIL STEAMER Georgia Electric Lighted Steam Heated s Leaves JUNEAU For Funter, Hoonah, Gypsum, Teimkee, Killisnoo, Chatham and Sitka: January R 6. at 8 a. in.; Jan. 12 and 19 at 11 p. m.; ji Jan. 24, 30, Feb. 5, 11, 17, at 8 a. m.; Feb. 23 at 11 p. m. For Killisnoo and Sitka direct; January 29, Fobruary 10 and 22 Returning: leaves Sitka the following day For Tyee and Baranoff : January 24 and February 11 at 8 a.m.; Feb. 23 at 11 p. m. 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