Newspaper Page Text
ENAMELED WARE We have just received a very large line of the best Blue and White Ware, triple plated acid proof AT POPULAR PRICES BEFORE YOU GO OUT HUNTING CALL AND SEE OUR LINE OF Amunition and Sporting Goods It is the best to be had and we have lots of it BEST GLASS OF | Rainier Beer on Douglas Island * ? 5 a ; at ? m * ~ i Douglas Opera House I i i * * $ g 8 IWINES -> LIQUORS -I" CIGARS ? $ 8 ? # <3?ic"cgv STEAMERS FOR seattle- Tacoma ? Victoria, Vancouver, Anacortcs, Bcllinghara Everett, Oiynipra, Port To-htijctkJ, South Sdiin^Ham. Eureka, Santa Barbara, Mrsico San Francisco, Los Angeles,, San Diego G. \V. ANDREWS, a A. P. D. C D. DUNANN, G. P. A. 1 J3 jtno -Sfl _ SezXitt ! 12 Market Sl, San Francisco Tlfgrht re-acrvcc) to chs?r* this Schedule NEXT SAILINGS WILL BE P'i r i / North? May 12; 22, Jnne 1, 12, 24* V-lty Ol OCattlC South? May 13, 23, Jane 2, 13, 26 f p*i North? May 27, June 6, *18, *30 V^OTX<3.g? l^rlty Sooth ? May 28, June 7, 20, July 2 ^Excursion royagea via Sitka and calling at Tako Glacier, ywr inJo7r?aJ itxi regmydinff passenger and freight rates, app)y to R. R. HUBBARD, Agent. AM Fill? ID UHII CO. LOU3S G. THOM \Sr - - Makagis J**** . 4b I Km Turniturc lk***??V* OUT OF YELLOW CEDAR ****** Special Articles of Furniture Made and Guaranteed. the Canteen WINE AND LIQUOR MERCHANTS AGTS FOR Olympia Brewing Company ...Alaska f lym... ??? Between Seattle, Ketchikan, Doug las, Juneau and Skagway. Due to arrive at Douglas : Jefferson Tune 3, 14 and 26 Dolphin June 8 and 20, July 2, 14 Steamers and sailing- dates 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 The CITY BAKERY GEO. RIEDI, Proprietor. We hare 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 JUNEAU FERRY AND NAVIGATION CO FERRY TIME CARD LEAVE JUNEAU For Doufifias and Treadwell: 8:00 a. m. 3:00 p. m. 9:00 a. m. 4:30 p. m. 11:00 a.m. 6:80 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Sundays only 9:00 p. m. LEAVE DOUGLAS For Treadwell: For Juneau: 8:15 a. m. 8:30 a. m. 9:15 a. m 10:45 a. m. 11:15 a. m. 12:05 a. m. 1:15 p. m. 1:45 p. m. 3:15 p. m. 3:30 p. m. 4:45 p.m. 5:05 p.m. 6:45 p. m. 7:05 p. m. 8:15 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 9:15 p. m. Sundays 9:80 p. m. LEAVE treadwell For Douglas and Juneau: 8:25 a. m. 3:25 p. ro. 10:35 a.m. 4:55 p.m. 12:007a. m. 6;55 p.'m. 1:40 p. m. 8:25 p. m. 9:25 p. m. Sundays Trip made to Nevada Creek? Mondays'and Thursdays, leaving Juneau at 9:00.a. m. Sundays 8:00 a* m. trips omlttod AROUND THE WORLD Dr. Simpson's Story of His Visits to the Countries of the Old World Bombay, May 6, 1910. Friend Hopp: ? Have just received "News" with first installment of my i letters. They read rather jerky, but ' probably not more than 1 talk. I do j not dare to read my letters over ? if I , did I would never send them. How ever, there is this comfort: that these letters will be worse. Then I was in Kobe, nice and cool; now I am swelter ing with the heat. Besides, 1 have a grouch. I have received a number of letters from Mr. T. J. Patterson and several batches of papers, but I have j not had a word from another Alaskan I although 1 have written to nearly a hundred. Even my old friend John 1. White, a man of whom 1 have always spoken kindly, has not answered any of my letters and has utterly forgotten my existence. Before 1 begin 1 wish to 6ay that Mr. Murray, the water-works man, sent me a message through T. J. Patterson, say- 1 ing that he wauted me to give the full name of the parties whom I am writing about. He also suggested that I im prove my spelling, but he can go to! thunder. 1 was at a city a few days ago. The station label said that the place was Jeypoor. I went in and there was a proclamation an the wall issued by the mahraja of Jaypore. 1 went out; passed the Jeypur postoffice, the Jaipur gas works, the Jaypoor water works,! went on to the Jaipore hotel and found the letter heads read Jaypor. How the devil does he expect me to spell a word like that? Left Kobe for Shimoneseki and pass- j ed through a rich aud well cultivated couutry. Most of it is low and flat aud i is planted out in rice. There are hun- ' dreds of miles of dykes, some of them ' forty or fifty feet high. Road ran near seashore most of the day. Arrived at ! Shimoneseki after dark and rose before daybreak. Crossed over to another island, a distance of several miles. A few hundred years ago there was a bad sda fight, there being over five hundred j vessels on each side. This sounds big, j but very few of them wore any larger ? than the Anita Phillips. The rebel side won and sunk all the king's ves- j sels. The king was three or four years old and his grandmother was looking after him. When she saw the battle was lost she picked him up aud jumped into the sea. Both were drown. The sun rose as 1 crossed to Nogi and ( as I looked at the thousands of fishing ; vessels coming in or getting made ready to go out I could imagine what it was like a few huudred jears since. Kumamoto is about a hundred miles from Nogi. The road passed through a very rich valley in places over fifty miles wide. Near Nogi are large iron 1 works and coal mines; farther on are sugar mills and many kinds of manu- 1 factories. I saw three or four men ploughiug. the first I had seeu in trav eling 1,000 miles in Japan. I reached 1 Kumamoto, went to hotel, found that I nobody spoke English. Fortunately at ' Kobe 1 had one of those lucid streaks ! that hit me occasionally. 1 had a ] hunch that I might have trouble aud j 1 had the hotel manager give me a letter i ! telling who I was and that I wanted to ' 1 seethe leper asylum. 1 produced the letter and everybody brightened up. i They bundled me into a rickshaw and the Jap started off. It was two miles out of town, but it was a boulevard all M. S. HUDSON ALEX T. NELSON t THE DOUGLAS HOTEL HUDSON & NELSON, Prop'rs I I DOUGLAS, ALASKA Rooms by the Day, Week or Month Steam Heat. Electric Lights Bar in Connection I ?SPECIAL BRANDS? Seal of Kentucky Bonded Whiskey. Barclay '7G. Maryland Rye. Careful attention given to all orders the way. Tbe chftplaio at the y ~~ could talk English and I h*d . plain to the rickshaw man what I wan ed the hotel people to know; wb wanted for dinner; that 1 wa"1 stay all night; that I pr8ferred Ear pean to Japanese grub, and won it soft pillow-that a wooden one ga me a headache. I spent most of the day at the leper asylum and examined over seventy cases. The proportion of blind ones among them seemed to be less than 1 had seen in Egypt or Tur key, but the other symptons were about the same. Possibly the sand and hot climate would account for the eyes being so often affected in Turkey or Ecvpt. The Japanese physioian was a very intelligent, man. Said he was curing some of his cases. There is an old castle at Kumamoto and its outer wall* are about four miles long. It stands on a steep hiil, and to make the hill impossible to climb they have built a stone wall at all tbe doubt ful places, aud in some places this stone wall is 500 feet high. There are three walls and two moats. There are 10,000 Jap soldiers stationed here. That eveniug I had a number of officers call on me. 1 sat on the floor in my stocking feet (I had to tike off my shoes before going up to my room; and leaned against a pile of silk cushions, for although everything in the room was rich, the cushions being covered with silk, 1 had no chair. They bad heard in the castle that 1 was in trouble, and one officer after another came to help me out. Each one knew from ten to twenty words of English, but by the time 1 had got through with all them 1 had my bill of fare laid out ten days ahead. For dinner I was to have soup, fish, chicken, beefsteak, po tatoes and some other vegetable; for breakfast, toast, tea, beefsteak, eggs, fl3b and so on for days, so you see 1 did not go hungry. I bought a bottle of beer each time an officer called, am very sorry, but they do not drink beer well. At bedtime two girls came in with a pile of thick silk-covered quilts. They spread one on tbe floor, another on top of it and another until it was about two feet high. They tucked or turned one down at the head, rolled another up for a pillow and started to undress me. I remonstrated; baid it was indecent, that Nick King would not like it if he heard of it, but the gills did not understand English. I bad to strip and get into a kimona. If 1 had not, those infernal girls would be there yet and so would I. 1 got into bed and they piled on quilts until they had me several feet, not under ground, but under quilts. But the rest is unin teresting. (Continued next week) Making Douglas Beautiful. In the spring campaign of cleanliness, you will need ready mixed house paints, floor paint, Jap a lac, lead and oil, brushes of all kinds, or it may be a can of Black Diamond Roof and Boat paint. Jensen, tbe Second street hardware man, can supply them all. s j j $ PLUMBING J STEAM FITTING \ SHEET METAL ? WORK * Jobbing, all kinds of Repair and Mb t chino Work, Phonographs and Sewing ? Machines Repaired. \ GAS ENGINE REPAIRING 4 Front Street, near Ball Park, Dough ^ v* V^VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV WV Juneau Steamship Co. U. S. MAIL STEAMER Georgia AND RUSTLER Electric Lighted Steam Heated Juneau=Sitka Route Leaves Juneau forFunter, Hoonah, Gyp sum, Tenakee, Eillisnoo, Chatham, Sitka Wednesday at 8 a. m. For KilHsnoo and Sitka direct: April 9 and 20; May 12 aud 22; June 12. For Tyee and Baranof: April 6 and 20; May 11 and 25; June 8 and 22 For Sanitarium (Sitka Hot Springs): April 6 and 20; May 4 and 18; June 1 ana 15 Juneau = Skagway Route Leaves Jnneau for Eagle River, Yankee Cove, Comet, Haines and Skagway Mondays at 8 a. m. WILLIS E. NOVELL, Mgr.