The Douglas Island News.
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
At * lie meeting of the council Mon- j
day ? ubt the general -eutimenr ex- :
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 ;
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 ;
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
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
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.
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
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
JOHN HENSON, Clerk.
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
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. !
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.
The following cable was sent from 1
"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
"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
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.
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
AND SHEET METAL .ORKER
Base Ball Ball
The Douglas Island
Tomorrow Night at the
Natatorium Hall, Douglas
Tickets 50 Cents
Coughlln & McRanna, Proprietors
AND SOFT DRINKS
A pleasant place to spend an
evening? The boys are always
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Jobbing, all kinds of Repair and Ma
chine Work, Phonographs and Sewing
GAS ENGINE RBPAIRING
Front Street, near Ball Park, Douglas
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
Infants' Shoes and Oxfords 75c, $1, 1.25, 1.50
SHOES IN BLACK AND COLORS
I FRONT STREET Kemmis Block DOUGLAS
Beef, Pork, Mutton and Poultry
| TREADWELL MARKET I
WHOLESALE and RETAIL
l Ham, Bacon and Lard 5
J Fish and game in season j
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Douglas City Heat Market
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FISH AND GAME IN SEASON |
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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
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