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The Douglas Island News.
Entered at Donglus Post-office as Second Class Mail Matter. PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY TERMS: -In Advance* One Year - Six Months * Three Months - Single Copies - Wednesday, October 27, 1909. CHARLES A. HOPP Editor and Proprietor. $8.00 - 1.80 j - 75 | 10 1 A. P. SWINEFORD Died ? At Janeau, Alaska, Tuesday, October 26, A. P. Swineford, aged 75 ' years, 1 month and 12 days. Funeral I services will be held under the aus pices of the Elks on Thursday at 2 J o'clock p. m. Wheu the above news penetrates to to the remotest parts of Alaska, every ! citizen, whether he be rich or poor, will feel that he has lost a friend and Alaska has lost its most able defeuder >' and advocate. Coming to Alnska as its appointed governor at a time when, iu the language of another, "there was no law of (iod or mau north of 53," he took up the bui den of his duties with a firm determination to bring order out of chaos, a purpose which he largely ac complished. lie also soon became irn- ' pressed with the wonderful resources and possibilities of the Northland aud the sterling character of its inhabitants. Going about among the people he was impressed with the need of home rule. He realized how impossible it was that the statesmen iu the national capital, many thousands of miles away, could legislate justly for this new country. He knew that such government would bring wrong- lo the struggling pioneer 1 that could not be righted. In his heart he sympathized with the settlers who had come to brave all mauuer of hard- i ship to conquer a wilderness, and this j sympathy aud love fur his fellows led bim to become their advocate aud de fender. With pen and voice he con tinued to cry out for the rights of the people of his chosen home uutil illness weakened his powers aud the great in evitable stood before him. Wh'^n the great day comes that Alas- | ka comes to its owu, and its bright star i is added to the uation's banner, the name of A. P. Swiueford, 4'the Graud Old Man of Alaska," will stand secoud to none in the annals of its history. The followiug brief sketch of his I career we reprint from the Daily Alaska i Dispatch: A. P. Swineford was born in Ashland, Ohio, September 14, 1834. He was raised ou a farm and atteuded school during the winter mouths until he was ' fourteen years old, when he left home 1 to learn the printer's trade. He served his apprenticeship iu his native towu and in Columbus, Ohio. He removed from Ohio to Wisconsin iu 1853, going to Foud du Lac by steamer and stage. Three years later he went to St. Paul I aud in 1857 established the Northern Minnesota Star at Albert Lea, Minn., which afterward became the Albert Lea Eagle aud is still iu existence ander the name of the Freeborn j County Standard. He ^ras married in January of 1875 to Miss Psyche Cytheria Flower, of Osbkosh, Wis. He disposed of the Star and went to LaCrescent, a new towu, where the first railroad in Minnesota was being built. His time was speut in newspaper work from that time until 1367, being succes sively editor of the La Crosse, Wis., Democrat, which he founded, editor of Milwaukee Daily Enquirer, reporter on the Chicago Tribnue, reporter, railroad editor and city editor of the Muscatine, Iowa, Courier, Oshkosh, Wis., Demo crat and Fond du Lac Press. In 1SG7 he moved to Marquette, Mich., and established the Marquette Mining Journal, which he conducted as part j owner uutil 1883. In the interim he was mayor of Marquette two terms. He was elected to the Michigan state legislature and served a full term and one special session. In the early 70's be was commissioner of mineral statis tics for the state of Michigan. His first wife died i n 1881, and three years later he was appointed governor of Alaska by President Grover Cleve- 1 land, coming to this district in Sep tember of 1885 to assume his office. He returned to Marquette the following year and was married to Mrs. Minnie Smith, who survives him. He resigned the o fflce of governor in 1893 to accept the positiou of inspector general of the U. S. land office, with headquarters a? Washington, D. C. lie also resigned this office iu 1898 aud returned to Alaska, residing most of the time since at Ketchikan. Iu 1901 he founded the Ketchikan Miuiug Journal aud con tinued as editor of that paper uutil 190G when he sold it. A year later he started the Ketchikan Miner, and was active iu its management until his fail ing health made it imperative that he retire. The surviving relatives are the widow, who was with him when he died, and his step daughter* Mrs. Allen Shattuckj of this city. A daughter by his first marriage, Mrs. E.G. Stafford* lives at Marquette, Mich. PUBLIC SCHOOL NOTES The "Peary" and "VViight" societies postponed their program unril next Friday. Some of the debaters were not fully prepared, so the presideuts of both clubs changed the date of the meetings. Mesdames DeVighue, Rogers, Simpson and Hlain were visitors* but as we could not entertain them owing to the above circumstances, we sin cerely hope to see them ou the follow ing Friday and also mauy more. Two new pupils were placed on the enrollment list Monday morning, Grace Jonnson as a member of the , sophomore class, and her sister, Elfie, who will take up the seventh grade work. The Douglas school received a tele- > gram from the University of Washing- i ton asking for the loan of our school exhibit, which has beeu at the fair. A ' majority of the pupils were in faror of sending their work. The juniors aud seniors combined their English work this morniug in or der to read "Joan of Arc" together. The members of the junior class are all in good health, especially Mi?s Peuglase, who for some reasou un known to us, is weariug a very becorn ing smile. Mae E. McCormick, Reporter. The Douglas Island Caledonian Club MEETS 2nd and 4th THURSDAYS ? ! AT THE NEW HALL. A. Williamson, president. J. H. McDonald, secretary. FRIENDS CHURCH SERVICES Regular Sunday services: Sunday school at 9:50 o'clock a. m. Preaching at 8 o'clock p. m. J. P. Hadley, Pastor. SWEDISH LUTHERAN CHURCH Suuday school every Sunday at 10 a m. Services, Sundays at 8 p. m. John EI. Warmanen, Pastor. The CITY BAKERY We have the reputation of pro ducing the best bread in Douglas Sanitary Bakery Methods FREE DELIVERY Parties supplied with made-to order dainties. Your Patronage Solicited 3tmeau Steamship go. U. S. MAIL STEAMER Georgia Electric Lighted Steam Heated LEAVES JUNEAU FOR Sitka and Way Ports Wednesdays at 8 a. m. Skagway and Way Ports Mondays at 2 p. m. WILLIS E. NOVELL, Mgr. copyright i?e? Oraf/r to.v.pRice 4 co, First-Class, Classy Suits, made to order by the Ed V. Price Co. City Wharf Corner E. M . P ? ters PLUMBING STEAM FITTING SHEET METAL WORK Jobbing, all kinds of Kepair and Ma chine Work, Phonographs and Sewing Machines Repaired. GAS ENGINE REPAIRING Front Street, near Hall Park, Douglas ^eftdaches are caused /U by Eye straiu; can be cur 0 1 permanently by proper fitted glasses F. ,J. SHAR1CK. OPTIOIAM JUNEAU AYALS STONE ROOT COMPOUND EXPELS URIC ACID FROM THE SYSTEM A RELIABLE SPECIFIC FOR KIDNEYS Some medical authorities say that it is possible for a person to suffer from Rheumatism without having uric acid in the blood. But we never heard it stated that a person could have uric acid in the blood and be free from Rheumatism Uric acid develops when the Kidneys Bladder and Liver fail to do their duty and do not properly filter the blood removing all waste products and im purities. When these organs refuse to do their work you will find Nyal's Stone Root Compound a good correc tive remedy. It strengthens weakened or impair ed Kidneys, stimulates the Bladder and tones up the torpid liver. It willcheck conditions that might result in B right's Disease. Price, 50c. and $1.00. ELMER E. SMITH THE FRONT STREET DRUGGIST DOUGLAS ALASKA JUST RECEIVED A BIO LINE OF THE famous Banner Brand Klaists, Kimonas, Skirts Cotton Fleece, Linen, Voile, Cassimere, Velvet, Silk, Net Lace, etc., = 1.25 to $1.50 Skirts, - = 6.00 to $15.00 Kimonas, = 2.00 to $8.00 DressingSaques, .75 to $4.00 Wm. Stubbins FRONT STREET Kemmis Block DOUGLAS TREAPWELL MARKET WHOLESALE and RETAIL Beef, Pork, Mutton and Poultry Ham, Bacon and Lard Fish and game in season 'PHONE AUTO 1-8 Treadweli, Alaska Douglas City Heat Market * meats of All Rinds * . FISH AND GAME IN SEASON D STREET DOUGLAS, ALASKA * the canteen* WINE AND LIQUOR MERCHANTS acts fob oiympja Brewing Company Cbe Island ALBIN BARITEULO, Proprietor Best Grades Olines. Ciquors, and Cigars NO INFERIOR BRANDS Family Trade Solicited Free Delivery FRONT ST., DOUGLAS