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I We are proud to call the public attention to the advantages of fered by our store: Our stock of men's and women's furnishings, always the largest, has been greatly increased, changes in the store have given us better facilities, and, though our sales have been larger than ever, our stock is still complete. No matter what you want, we have it. Our aim has always been to deal in the best qualities, but we are also strong in medium priced goods. VMWVWVVV | | BEST GLASS OF 1 ft a Rainier Beer on Douglas Island 1 g AT ? - e* ft Douglas Opera House | i i i L WINES -:- LIQUORS CIGARS | a STEAMERS FOR Seattle, Tacoma Victoria, Vancouver, Anacortes, Bellingham Everett, Olympia, Port Townsend, South Bdiingham,' Eureka, Santa Barbara, Mexico San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego G. W. ANDREWS, G. A. P. D. C D. DUN ANN, a P. A. ! 13 James St., Seattle i 12 Market Sl, San Francisco RJght reserved to ching* this Schedule NEXT SAILINGS WILL BE CITY OF SEATTLE Northbound Aug. 8, 20 and September i, 12 and 23 Southbound Aug. 1 2, 24 and September 2* 1 3 and 24 - COTTAGE CITY Northbound Aug. 14, 26 and September 7, 18 and 29 Southbound Aug.. 18, 30 and Ssptember 8, 19 and 30 For Information regarding passenger and freight rates, apply to R. R. HUBBARD, Agent. ALASKA FURNITURE AND UID11 CO. LOUIS G. THOM \S, - - Manager. ***** | Mannfactnres and | aU kinds of.. JrWrninilv Caskets $******99 OUT OF YELLOW CEDAR ********** Special Articles of Furniture Made and Guaranteed. ...fllasRa flyers... Between Seattle, Ketchikan, Doug* las, Juneau and Skagway. Due to arrive at Douglas : Jefferson September 4> 15 and 26 Octobcr 7, 18, 29 Dolphin Sept. 10, 21, Oct. 2, 13, 23 Steamers und sailing; date* subject to change without notice. This is the only line of steamers calling regu larly at Douglas both North and South bound Elmer E. Smith, Agent. Douglas, Alaska 3 A. MURRAY I AGENT FOR THE js STANDARD \ Jj GASOLINE ENGINE fe I Foreign mad Donejtic Woolens in Stock F. WOLLAND MERCHANT TAILOR JUNEAU, ALASKA U.Sharick WATCHES, DIAMONDS, JEWELRY JUNEAU : ALASKA Last Friday afternoon, promptly at 2 o'clock, the door between the main room of the (J. S. court house, at Ju ueau, aud the quarters occupied by the judge, opened and Judge (Jushman en tered. Immediately followiug the Judge was a slender, young-looking) man, of a rather serious cast of coun tenance. Following came Governor W. B. Hoggatt. They proceeded to the bench, where, without further parley, Judge Cushman began to read the oath which made Walter E. Clark governor of Alaska. As he repeated the words of the solemn obligation the young governor held in his hand a small bible with gilt edges, such as mothers often give to their sons, with a farewell kiss, as they start for Alaska iu the uncertain quest of fortune. At the conclusion of the obligation, Judge Cushman grasped the band of the new governor, expressing his con gratulations. Governor Hoggatt like wise offered congratulations, and then, turning to the largo crowd of citizens assembled to witness the solemn event, he introduced to them their new gov ernor, at the same time expressing the hope that his administration might be felicitous. The new governor theo delivered his inaugural address, as follows: My Fellow Alaskans; I come to you just at the close of what is, for Alaska as a whole, the season of greatest activ ity iu the chief industries of the terri tory. Placer mining operations for the season of 1909, except those which are carried on under the ground j in the winter months, have ceased; s the principal fisheries have sus- j pended for the year; certain other industries have become either wholly or in part inactive, and will continue so until spriug. It is a good time to j reckon our standing. Of the decade between 1800 and 1908, the tirst half may be described as a period of exploitation and the latter half as a period of more settled condi tions atteuded by a development along intelligent economic lines. In the year 1903 our gold out put was $8,683,600; the product of the fisheries, as shown by shipments to points outside the terri tory, was ?0,182,642; the copper output was $156,000; while the exchange of merchandise shipments between Alas- , ka and the States, comprising all arti- j cles except precious metals, was $19, 474,724. Iu every succeeding year un- 1 til two years ago there was an increase : iu nearly every department of industry and commerce, until the aggregate of Alaska trade, including gold bullion, exceeded $50,000,000 in twelve months. In 1907 there was a slight general de pression. Several causes contributed to this moderate decline, chief among them being low water in certain placer districts, labor disputes in at least two localities, and the financial depression of 1907 iu the United States. Subse quently the commercial and industrial situation improved, aud the present year, although somewhat disappoint ing, has given us some reasons for en couragement. The gold output this J year has been large, despite adverse conditious iu the northwestern part of the torritory, aud there has been a sat isfying improvemeut in other depart ments of industry. Information from careful observers iu several localities leads us to believe that business is about to experience a substantial j growth of prosperity. In announcing my appointment to I the governorship, immediately follow- j ing the regretted resignation of Gov- 1 ernor Hoggatt, President Taft publicly stated in generous terms that the ap pointment was made "on account of the importance of giving special con- 1 sideratioa to Alaska with a view of bringing together conflicting interests and permitting the natural industrial development of the country." I feel the added burden of responsibility which this expression of purpose and of confidence has placed upon me. It was in the mind of the president, as i now it i9 lodged firmly in mine, that the era of increased prosperity, whose j approach we now see in the conditions surrounding Territorial industry and commerce, will surely be hastened by a cessation of factional quarrels. In dustrial progress is always disturbed when political factions are at war. The development of the stupendous resources of Alaska is bound to pro ceed in any event, but its march may be impeded by various obstacles. I appeal to every patriotic resident of the Territory to withdraw, as far as he is concerned, every obstacle which factional rancor and .unprofitable po litical quarrels would seek to place in the way. I do not meen, of course, that we should cease a legitimate warfare against evil doing or that we should fail to expose those who violate the law, however eminent the offenders or , however closely their unlawful opera tions may be related to the purely ^ material development of the lerritory. The regeneration of civic morula and the reassertion of high standards of business dealing which have been wit nessed in the last few years were not needed to carry conviction to every honest mind that au equal opportunity must be offorded, within the limit of their respective abilities, to rich and poor alike; and that to the one as to the other a jnst punishment for wrong doing must be administered. Large bodies of capital, although long withheld because of ignorance or distrust of conditions in Alaska, have recently been invested here and should ^ beeucouraged here. Within reasona ble bounds, moreover, special means should be provided for their encour agement in proportion to the local adverse factors which tend toward their discouragement, or which, in the ab sence of these special means, absolute ly* forbid their embarkation fair minded men acknowledge these truths. But does any fair-minded man believe that the administration of William rraft will permit any grant or privilege ^ to incorporated capital to be abused, if the administration is advised of the abuse? If there are abuses at present, it will be the business of the appointed agents of the administration to find them out aud to report them. There are business operations in this Territory which from their nature can be carried on only by large outlay of money, but there are countless others which can be made profitable by the expenditure of modest means in the hands of mcu whos*j chief capital is their intelligent capacity for hard works So far as lies iu my limited power, I shall see to it that the one class of operators does not oppress or crowd out the other and that it may not be said truly that Alaska is uo longer "a poor mau's country." Although in a sense a uewcomer, I am not a stranger to you or entirely without information as to the condi tions that surround you. There are among us various opinions as to the political future of this Territory, aud several coutrary notions as to its gov ernment. 1 am not yet committed to either of the extreme views pertaining to this problem, aud must withhold an an expression of opinion until my pre sent information shall have been enlarged. The honest and unselfish advocate of a fully organized Territor ial form of government in the immedi ate future will command my respectful attention, and such an advocate will not have cause for quarrel with me unless he is of such intolerant temper as to war With all those who for honest and unselfish reaeons may be unable to accept his view. It will likewise be my duty and pleasure to listen atten tively to those of our citizens who favor a form of goveanmeut which falls short of the fully organized Territorial form, and even to those who oppose any marked change at present in . the existing form. While I hear the ex pression of these views in all parts of the Territory and while I pursue for myself a conscientious examination of conditions as they appear in the several districts, I bespeak your patience and at the same time invite your earnest assistance. On this subject of the form of government I am prepared to make only one statement with confi dence, in the present state of my knowledgd, and that is that there is urgent need for improvement in the existing system of territorial oontroL I am authorized by the president of the United States to say that the prob lem of Alaska government is engaging his earnest attention and that at a proper time not distant be will express some views and reooommendaUous on ^ the subject. Until our political condition is im proved let us devote ourselves to civic matters and to the earnest development of our great natural resources. Until a desired improvement in the form of government is effected we may stili hope for continued and perhaps in creased federal appropriations for roads, telegraphs, lighthouses, postal communications and other internal improvements, and for means to pro tect our fisheries. I shall continue the policy of leaving the appointment of Federal officers altogether in other handa, but of dis charging to the fulL, in a spirit of ear nest co-operation, the obligation placed upon me by the federal statutes "to see that the laws ... are enforced and to require the faithful discharge o t their duties by the officials appointed to ad minister the same.11 To all these ends, and to others that are worthy and that make for the up building of Alaska, I invite the co operation of every citizen. Iron Beds, Springs and mattresses? a large variety ? at Jensen's.