no merchant in Alaska
has ever before carried such an assortment of
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
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
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
Douglas Opera House
WINES -> LIQUORS CIGARS
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 :
Jan. 23, Feb. 4, 16, 28,
March 12, 24, April 5, 17
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
Elmer E. Smith, Agent, Douglas, Alaska
j AGENT FOR THE
I GASOLINE ENGINE
Foreign and Domestic
Woolens in Stock
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
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
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
'?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
Many new pretty souveuir goods con
tinually arriving ar. Heubner's Drug
r^n Headache* are caused
/( J by Eye strain; can be cur
ed permanently by proper fitted glasses
I. J.SHARICK. optician .JUNEAU
CORNER 2d A^ID D STREET
T. C. PRICE
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
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
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.
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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.
For Eagle River, Yankee Cove. Comet,
Haines and Skagway; Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8,
15, and 22 ut 8 a. m.
Returning leaves Skagway the following
day at 8 a. m.
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