Ho merchant in Alaska
has ever before carried such an assortment of
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
They come in all the popular qualities, Body Brus
sells, Tapestry Brussells, Axminsters, Wilton Velvets,
?etc. and sizes 7x9t 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, 61eet 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
AIJSKII Fill AND UNDERTAKING GO. j
LOUIS G. THOMAS, - - Manager. j
I Manufactures ?t|fl?ftiff|?A and 1 i
I all kinds of. rurniiurc Caskets I ;
********* OUT OF YELLOW CEDAR V********* <
Special Articles of Furniture Made and Guaranteed. |
Between Seattle, Ketchikan, Dong*
Ihs. .liiri?'HU hik! Skagway.
Due to arriv ?? ??' t/ou^las:
Jan, 23, Feb. 4, 16, 28,
March 12, 24, April 5, 17
May 8, 19
Steamers ami sailing date- subject to
change without notice. This is the
only line of steamers calling resru
Jarly at Douglas hoth North and
Elmer E. Smith, Agent, Douglas, Alaska
3 A. -MURRAY I
ij AGENT FOR THE
J GASOLINE ENGINE
S -:.y WATCHES, DIAMONDS,
W > -
Foreign and Domestic
Woolens in Stock
Some Comparative Figures
Comparative figures of 1894 and the
present tell the story of development: I
In 1894 two steamers operated to
Alaska from Ssattle and a third was
added; from San KYancisco one trading
vessel was sent out. annually.
At the present time there are twenty
th ree largo steamers engaged in trade
between Seattle and Alaska, iucluding
j the Southeast, Southwest and Bering 1
In 1894 t he amount of freight shipped
i from Seattle to Alasku totaled 18,000
i tors. In 1908 Seattle shipped to Alaska
|37G,415 tons of cargo, lu addition to
this 119,774 tons weie shipped from
British territory. Iu 1894 not <?ne ton
went North from British Columbia.
In 1804 the money invested iu three
steamers operating to Ala>k?? amounted
i to $150,000. At. the present time at
least $5,000,000 is invested in Alaska
Iu 1894 there was no trade between
Seattle and liering sea. Last year this
port shipped to Bering sea merchan
dise valued at. $15,000,318.
Duriug the coming season it is ex
pected that business between Seattle,
St. Michael and Nome will show an in
crease of at least 50 per cent over that
of last year, when merchants were not.
purchasing hvavily. Transportation
meu anticipate a good summer. With
the active building to be 'done on the
Copper River railroad and the influx of
i people to that country, business to
Cordova and adjacent ports is also ex
pected to be the best iu the history of
J he North. ? Seattle P.-I.
Under a scare head, "Glacier in Alas
: ka on a Rampage," the Seattle Star
prints an account of the reported un
ties of Child's! glacier, which is situated
on the line of the Copper River &
Northwestern railway about 40 miles
from Cordova. According to the re
porr, which, by the way, comes from
the rival town of Katalla, on the night
of February 10th either the Child's or
the Miles glacier ? there is no certainty
which ? suddenly discharged about
twenty acres of water. Great masses
of ice were piled on the railroad track'
for a distance of four miies, completely
! wrecking the bridge across the Copper
river at that point. It. is estimated
i that the damage to railroad property
will amouut to 81,000,000, besides the
work of clearing away the wreck.
Hawkins, the railroad contractor, will
immediately take the unruly glacier in
hand and undertake to reform its con
duct by damming.
Notice is hereby given that John
Heu^on has been appointed Registra
! tiou Officer for the City of Douglas for
the year year 1909, and that the book
for the registration of voters will be
open at his office for sixty days begin
ning with this date.
Dated at Douglas, Alaska, this 2nd
day of February, 1909.
OL headaches are caused
V /\J by Eye strain; can be cur
ed permanently by proper fitted glasses
I. J. SHARICK. optician JUNEAU
JUNEAU FERRY AND NAVIGATION CO
FERRY TIME CARD
For Douglas and Treadwell:
8:00 a. m.
9:30 a. m.
11:00 ft. m.
1 :00 d. m .
a:uu p. m.
4 : 30 p.m.
7 :00 p. m.
8:15 i). m.
8:15 a. m.
9:45 a. m
11:15 a. m.
1:15 p. m.
3:15 p. m.
4:45 p. m.
7:15 p. m.
8:30 n. m.
10:05 a. m.
12:05 a. m.
1 :45 p. m.
3:30 p. m.
5:Sw p. m.
7:30 p. m.
8:45 p. m.
For Douglas and Juneau:
8:25 a. m.
10:00 a. m.
12:00 q. m.
1:40 p. m.
3:z.i p. m.
5:30 p. m.
7 :25 p. m.
8:40 p. m.
Sundays 8:00 a. ni. trips omittea
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To a reporter of the Daily Miner, in
an interview with Mr. M. E. Martin,
who was rightfully named "the father
of Ketchikan," when asked to tell us
about the fing that he prizes so highly,
and can't be bought for money, said:
"Yes, I will tell you about it.
"In 1885 I was hunting on Gravina
island and our shoes, and in fact, all
our clothing, gave out, so I had to come
to this place to get a seal i->kiri to make'
moccasins. At that time f saw a chance
for a trading pot<t here for all the In
dians passed by on their way to Port
Simp.-on to trade The Indians. either
bad to go to Wi angel I or Port Simpson
if they wanted anyt hing in the shape of
. white men's uoods.
"In those days there were but few
white men in i hi* part of" Alaska and
no while women at all. In fact, 1 did
not see the face of a white woman in
ten years, and then only when the boats
went, by and did not si op. At t-uch
times we could see them wave their
handkerchiefs at us. Those were times
that everyone coming into your camp
was welcome to sit down and have a
little talk and get. the best in l lie house
? bacon and beans ? and how we did
"Well, there . were four white men
here when we raised the flag that was
seen on my lawn on Washington's
birthday. It was raised on the 4th of
July, 1887. O.W.Grant, who is now
marshal in Ketchikan; J.L.Campbell,
who is now in Portland, and .lack Law
ler, who is now in Fairbanks, helped
me to put, Uj) the flag and the flag
staff on the corner of the old store
that .stood wtyere the flag pole now
"Why, yes, if I leave Ketchikan the
flag goes to the city. It may go down
in history, and J know it will lie taken
! care of. If anyone in ti;o.-e days had
told me ihai I would bee the change
that has come here, I would not have
believed t hem.
"See what we have now. Two first
class hotelf, telegraph office and wire
j Jess station, a daily newspaper, and it
would (.ot .-urpri.se me to ste in less
than five years street cars running
"Why, twenty years ago my sitter
wrote me from New York and it was
| fourteen mouth - before I got the letter.
There were but three post offices in
Southeastern Alaska, one at Juneau,
one at Sitkii a;td one at Wrar.gell. It
| cost the government five dolla'-s for
every ieiter that was delivered in Alas
ka. So you nee if the people keep com
ing into Alaska for the next twenty
years as l hey have neen, there will be
! a great future for Ketchikan."
This i- the prophecy of M. E. Martin.
$ 1111 UIG
? CORNER 2d AND D STREET ^
| DOUGLAS \
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Juneau Steamship ?o.
U. S. MAIL STEAMERS
Electric Lighted Steam Heated
"Leaves JUNEAU at 8. a m.
For Flutter. Hoonah, Gypsum, Terjakee,
Killisnoo, Chatham and Sitka: March 1,
7, 18, 19, 25, 31, April 6, 12, 18, 24, 30
For Killisnoo and Sitka direct: March 6,
18, April 8, 19
Returning leaves Sitka the following day
For Tyee and Baranoff: March 13, 25,
April 12, 24.
For Eagle River, Yankee Cove. Comot,
Haines and Skagway: March 5, 11, 17,
23, 29, April 4, 10, 16, 22, 28
Returning leaves Skagway the following
day at 8 a. m.
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