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The Douglas Island News.
I Entered at Douglas Pogt-office a> Second Class Mail Matter. PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY TERMS:? In Advance. One Year - - $3.00 Six Months - 1.S0 1 Three Months ------ 75 ! Single Copies ------ 10 Wednesday, April 21, 1909. CHARLES A. HOPP Editor and Proprietor. 'PHONE NO. 12. Douglas is in better shape financially thau any city in the territory, having over 87,000 in the treasury. This, too, in spite of the fact that for a large part : of the pas* two years the town has been the headquarters of the strikers from the Treadwell mines, many of whom would bear watching. During the past | year special policemeu aud watchmen to 1 protect the city from tire have cost over 1 $1,500. | At * lie meeting of the council Mon- j day ? ubt the general -eutimenr ex- : i pres^-d was in favor of making this the barn..-; year in the way of uiuuicipal ' impi oVtoieuis. One ot the first things | that the new eouucil has determined to do is to get busy with the annual j spring cieau-up. in this it is to be hoped they will have the unanimous [ support of the people of the town, j Theu we cau i>ay that Douglas is a sol vent town, a clean town, and we hope i we cau add a happy and healthy town.) As a strictly busiuess proposition ' the government has been slack in re fusing to give Douglas Island cable connection. The theory has been that the business from the Island could just as welll>e transacted through the Ju neau office. A* this in some ca?e? nearly doubles tne expense of a cable , message it was not an incentive to trade. However, the chances are now good that Douglas will soou be pro- 1 vided with an up-to-date wireless out ? fit and the government cable can go to ; the dickens George T. Angell, editor of Our Dumb Animals, died at Boston ou March Itith, in his 80th year. His work in befriend iug dumb cteatures has probably had a f greater influence than that of any mau j who lives, or has lived, amoug the ; American people. The statement that is being made by 1 papers in aud out of Alaska that Gov. ( Iloggatt has said that the people of ! Alaska should be allowed to gamble, ! will not go very far with those who I know the governor. Juneau sports have a gas boat which they have uamed the "Damfiuo." We reckou that's Latin. Doc. Keller, of Skagway, publisher,; musician, dentist, politician and gen eral good fellow, visited Douglas Island yesterday, chaperoned by Editor Rus- ! sell of the Juneau Daily Dispatch. The ; doctor visited Treadwell aud made himself solid in the stamp city by pur- ! chasing 10 cents' worth of candy, which 1 he divided with Russell, who has never I forgotten the time that Jos. McDonald refused to give him the contract to paint the 300 mill. After Ed ate the candy he felt better aud admitted that he really intended to sub-let the job | all the time. We make a specialty of tilling pre scriptions, usiug the highest grade of chemicals. No substituting. Can fill prescriptions of recoguized practi- 1 tioners from any nation of the world. J Two prescription druggists at Heub ner'sDrug store. On Humboldt sailing days leave your maii and orders for the South at Heub ner's Drug Store after 8:30 p. m. She is carrying mail free of charge for the public and letters and orders placed in P. O. after closing hours will not go out. ? One, two and three dollars per week buys the new style Edison and Victor machines at Heubner's, the general Alaska agent. 1 I Annual Report of City Clerk N _____ N CITY OF DOUGLAS, ALASKA IN ACCOUNT WITH P. H. FOX. TREASURER. APRIL 15, 1908, TO APRIL 15, 1000. DEBIT To Balauce cash on hand April 15th, 1008 S 4,780.80 " U. S. Liconses (from District Court) 12,642.32 14 Municipal tax roll 2,602.75 " Receipts from police court. ' 841.00 u Rents from city property 435.50 " Dog licenses 116.00 44 Collected delinquent taxes 177.50 Total $21,595.06 CREDIT liy Appropriation to public school $ 6,275.30 " Police department, including salaries of judge & marshal. 2,508.05 44 Salary of clerk and treasurer 420.25 44 Special police and watchmen 1,515.00 44 Streets and fire department 025.26 44 Lighting of streets and public buildings 787.08 i4 Rents, improvements and repairs to public buildings. .. 640.30 44 Election, registration and tax collection 122.15 44 Helps to sick aud needy '. 281.00 44 Printing, advertising and stationery 134.08 41 Insurance 112.50 44 Uncollected delinquent, taxes 584.25 44 Cash balance in treasurer's hands 7,180.04 Total $21,505.96 JOHN HENSON, Clerk. Treasurer's Report Financial Report of the Treasurer of tiie City of Douglas, Alaska, for the Year Ending April 15, 1909. Balance cash on baud April 15, 1908 8 4,780.89 Received from Clerk of U. S. court 12,642.32 Received from municipal judge 811.00 Tax roli, 1908 ! 2,002.75 Rents, Natatorium Hall 200.00 " City Hall building 108.00 Dog Tax 116.00 Delinquent taxes 177.50 Old lumber sold 1-50 ?21,595.90 CREDIT City warrants paid 813,822.07 Unpaid taxes, 1908 584.25 Balance cash on baud .... 7,189.04 Total . . .? ?21,595.90 Arctic Brotherhood Reorganize Last night at Eagles' hall, Past Graud Arctic Chief Dr. L. S. Keller, assisted j by Judge R. A. Gunnison and Capt. E. i Miller, effected the reorganization of the Douglas Island branch of the Arc- j tic Brotherhood, known as Treadwell | Cnmp No. 14. Officers were elected and installed as follows: Past Arctic Chief Chas. A. Fox j Arctic Chief M. J. O'Connor Vice Arctic Chief J. F. Tompkins j Arctic Chaplaiu T. W. Dodson . Arctic Recorder Jas. McKauna j Keeper of Nuggets R.Hubbard Trustees ? Hugh McRae, M. S. Hud- 1 sou, fid McCormick, Alex Nelson, F.M. ! Simpson. The organization starts out with | about thirty members. After the business of the eveuing i was transacted a supper was enjoyed at j the Douglas Hotel cafe. An Invitation The following cable was sent from 1 Douglas: "Douglas, Alaska, April 21, 1909. "Hon. Wm. H. Taft, "President of the United States, i "Washington, D. C. "The citizens of Douglas Island eagerly await your coming to Alaska. We can show you the great Treadwell mines that have produced twenty-five million dollars. "We can show you the |largest stamp mill in the world. "We can show you mountains of gold, enough fish to supply the markets of the world, an intelligent and progres sive people, conquering this untamed land ? the richest and grandest be neath the American flag. ^'iM. J. O'Connor, Mayor." Notice of Dissolution of Part nership. The partnership heretofore existing between John 0. K. Price and A. D. Price, trading as the "Douglas Dairy" in the town of Douglas, Alaska, is this day dissolved by mutual consent, A. D. Price retiring. All debts owing by the firm will be paid and all accounts due to the firm will be collected by John 0. K. Price, who will continue the business as usual. John 0. K. Price, A. D. Price. Douglas, Alaska, April 3, 1909. Cut Glass and Chinaware at 25 per ! cent discouut for the next two weeks. Must make room for new stock com- j ng. At Heubuer's Drug stor e. T. C. PRICE PLUMBER AND SHEET METAL .ORKER Base Ball Ball GIVEN BY The Douglas Island Fan Club Tomorrow Night at the Natatorium Hall, Douglas Tickets 50 Cents . DOUGLAS POOL ROOM Coughlln & McRanna, Proprietors CIGARS, TOBACCOS AND SOFT DRINKS A pleasant place to spend an evening? The boys are always welcome . > WWVWWWWWWW WWW r 115 9 sr $ PLUMBING STEAM FITTING SHEET METAL WORK Jobbing, all kinds of Repair and Ma chine Work, Phonographs and Sewing Machines Repaired. GAS ENGINE RBPAIRING Front Street, near Ball Park, Douglas 'WWWWWWVWWVWWWV Just received from the East one of the best lines of Shoes ever received in Alaska. Men's High Cuts 1 $5.00, 6.00, 7.00, 7.50 Men's Dress Shoes 3.00, 3.50, 4.00, 5, 6 Men's Working Shoes 3.00, 4.00, 5.00, 6.00 Ladies' Shoes - - 2.oo, 2.75, 3.oo, 3.50 Ladies' Oxfords - - 2.oo, 2.50, 3.oo Misses' Shoes and Oxfords 1,50, 1.75, 2.oo j 2.25, 2.50 Infants' Shoes and Oxfords 75c, $1, 1.25, 1.50 SHOES IN BLACK AND COLORS I Wm. Stubbins I FRONT STREET Kemmis Block DOUGLAS I > * ? !y* * * > ? Beef, Pork, Mutton and Poultry | TREADWELL MARKET I WHOLESALE and RETAIL ?| l Ham, Bacon and Lard 5 '? 'J: J Fish and game in season j i\ i t! 1*1 I ? Hi | 'PHONE AUTO 1-8 Treadweli, Alaska jj ^ 2! ft I i '5i 1? !?! frl J *?>: ? ? a * 4 A A * 4 A* .41 A 4 a A a* a a v v v v * ^ v v ?i> *v 4? *v ?i> v '*>' 1 fr Douglas City Heat Market 14 Wm$ of Jin HIM FISH AND GAME IN SEASON | J D STREET DOUGLAS, ALASKA t * * ;.' ? ?; .lif >?? ?.< ' WINE AND LIQUOR MERCHANTS agtstor oiytnpia Brewing Company Cbe Island fiotel*? ALBIN BARITELLO, Proprietor Best Grades Klines, Eiquors, and Cigars NO INFERIOR BRANDS Family Trade Solicited Free Delivery FRONT ST., DODGLAS