The Douglas Island News.
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DOUGLAS OIT Y AND TREAD WELL, ALASKA WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, L910 NO. 40
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| 'Phone 5 JUNEAU, ALASKA |
LODGE DIRECTORY, j
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K. of P.
The North Star Lodge, No. 2,
K. of P., meets every
at 8 o'clock,
in Odd Peilowa Hnll
A. H. JEHNKE, C. C.
CHAS.A. HUPP, K. of R. AS.
visiting Knights are cordially invited.
Douglas Aerie, No. 117* P? E.
Meets every iSeoonu anu rouna neunnuu^
Night of the month at 8:00 o'clock
At the Douglas Fraternal Hall
All visiting Brothers invited to nttend.
M. S. HUDSON, W. P.
JOHN STOFT. Secretary.
Gastineaux Lodge No. 124
F. & A. M.
^ Lodge meets second and fourth
Tuesdays of each month.
WM. STUBBING W. M.
J. N. STOODY. Secy.
Alaska Lodge No. i, I. O. O. F,
Meets every Wednesday eveniu^ in Odd
Visiting: brothers ulwuys welcome.
L. W. K UNBURN, N. G.
JOHN LIYIE. Rec. Sec.
Aurora Encampment No. i
meets at Oild Fellows' hall first aud third
Saturdays, at 8 p. m.
Brother* of the Royal Purple are cordially
L. H. BURTSCH, C. P.
HUGH McRAE, Scribe.
Northern Light Rebekah Lodge No. i
meets at Odd Fellows' hall second and fourth
Yisitorsare cordially Invited.
MRS. MARY RUSSELL, N. G.
Auk Tribe No. 7,
Imp. 0. R. H.
MEETS EVERY MONDAY
EVENING at S o'clock
Odd Fellows' Hall
Visiting Brothers Invited.
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WM. H. KELLY. C. of K.
Tread well Camp No. 14, A. B.
ARCTIC BROTHERS MEET EVERY TUES
DAY NIGHT, at 8:00, at Fraternal halh
J. P. TOMPKINS, Arctic Chief.
R. McCORMICK. Arctic Recorder.
Harry C DeVighne, M. D.
3rd and D Street
Office Hoots ? t?5 and 7 to 9 p. m.
W. E. Stoft, D. D. S.
OFFICE: Over Douglas City Meat Market
HOURS: 8 a. m. to 12 m.( 1 P-na to 5 p. m
Evenings by appointment
Phone i-S - DOUGLAS
The Latest News, from Reliable
Sources, Concerning; the Great
Information for Everybody.
Men are scarce ou the Fortymile.
Cordova saloons were closed election
Duck dinners are now recherche in
The public school at Skagway started
up last week.
Judge C. A. Dugas, chief justice of
the Yukon, has taken a wife.
The public school of Juneau will
open Tuesday, September 6th.
A Fort Seward ball team will tackle
j the Juneau cracks ou Labor Day.
The Alaska Treadwell G. M. Co. will
j build a 2CO-stamp mill at Juneau.
A case of illegal votiug at Haines is
being investigated by the U. S. attorney.
A Whitehorse lady has a fuchsia that
is six feet tall and has over 1,000 blos
The dullness of Kampart is being re
lieved by the installation of a steam
Cordova and Valdez cast exactly the
same number of votes at the recent
- The report is currentjthat Doc Keller
recently refused ?14,000 for the Skag
The Whitehorse Star reports an in
flux of big game hunters in that part of
The steamer Humboldt still carries
mail to Southeastern Alaska points,
with the exception of Skag way.
The White Pas9 company will build
a new passenger boat to operate be
tween Whitehorse and Dawson.
During the season, thus far, the Tyee
Whaling company ha9 captured over
100 whales, of which five were sperm
Forest fires have been raging this
month on Cacroft, Thurlow, Valdez
and Lascqutta islands, British Col
The nightly slumbers of Whitehorse
denizens are disturbed by prowling
burglars who seek to rob them of their
The power boat Limit, owned by A.L.
Page, won the long-distance race from
Ketohikan to Vancouver. She covered
the course in 58 hours.
The wireless stations at Katalla and
Cordova have been closed down because
they didn't pay. Citizens of Katalla
are worked up over the matter and will
appeal to the government for connec
tion with the outside world. Katalla
has no cable connection.
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! DOUGLAS NEWS DEPOT !:
Mr. C. B. Walker, register of the U.
: S. land office at Juueau,and Mi9S Maud !
Thornton, of Lane, Idaho, were married
| at Juneau, Friday evening, August 26th.
John Rosene, former head of the Gug- j
genheim interests in Alaska, iscontem
plating constructing sixty miles of
j railroad into the territory lying north
west of Skagway.
The Tanana Leader says that on the
j occasion of their first pay day, soldiers
shipped from Arkansaw got full on
booze at 25 cents per, kicked in doors
i and swore like thuuder.
i Unless the canneries of Southeastern
; Alaska make some increased packs, the
salmon output of Alaska will be con
I siderably less this year than last. The
pack of the nineteen canneries in Bris
tol bay was 834,000 cases, against 1,147,
595 cases last year.
In the case of Phillips vs. the Copper
River railway and the Guggehheims,
tried at Seward, the jury brought in a
verdict awarding $15,000 damages to the
plaintiff. The case grew out of the
Keystone canyou racket, iu which Phil
j lips was shot in the heel.
Louis Johnson, a young electrician
| of the Tanana, has invented and prac
tically perfected a system of wireless
telephony. He has interested Edibou
in the contrivance and is now on his
way East to perfect his invention in
Edison's shops at Newark, N. J.
Nellie Waters, whose real namo was
Nellie Meyer, who died recently in San
Francisco, willed her property and ef- j
fects to her brother, Daniel Franklin
Carlton. The deceased had two cabius
on waterfront in Seward, diamonds of
much value and other jewelry.? Gate
Twenty-seven families of Indiana re
siding at Metlakahtla have decided to
withdraw from the Father Duncan
colony and establish a settlement of
their own. They have appealed to the
superintendent of native schools in
Alaska for a teacher, saving that their
children are growing up in iguorance.
Joseph E. Hubbard, a boy of four- ,
teen, left his home in Dorchester,
Mass., with the avowed intention of do
ing missionary work among the In
dians. Now he is lost, and his dis
traoted mother thinks he may be in
Alaska. Joe is a skookum lad, 5 ft. 5 in.
tall, dark hair and eyes, and weighs 120
; There is a rumor that the steamer
? Oorwin may change hands. Since she j
left the North, residents of Nome, St.
j Michael and Kotzebue have already
: sent letters of inquiry regarding her
future movements, declaring that they
miss her regular 10-day mail calls. The
Corwin has carried the mails between
Nome and Kotzebue for five years.
Sir Wilfred Laurier, premier of Can
ada, paid Prince Rupert a visit on the
20th inst. He was greeted by five In
dian bands playing and 6,000 citizens of
Northern British Columbia. The new
city, which owes its existence to the
railway policy of the premier, who de
clared that the building of the Grand
Trunk Pacific was the crowning dream
of his life, was handsomely decorated
in honor of the visit.
m. 3. O'Connor
CUbolesale and Retail
Historic Bonanza creek is presenting j
greater activity this season than for i
years. Not only are all of the giant :
gold saving machines of the Yukon
Gold company, which means five
drodges and three of the finest modern
electrical elevators at work, bat more
of the company hydraulic properties
are being operated thau at any time !
heretofore, and, besides, there is no 1
small amount of individual mining be- ;
ing carried on.
L. L. Bales, who boasts an exhaustive
knowledge of the Northland, writes :
the Seattle chamber of commerce that
the Kuskokwim river is navigable at
the present time for ocean-going ves
sels of 1,000 tons burdeu, and will be
open to much larger vessels when the
river is properly surveyed and marked, j
He reports several new strikes in that
country this season, one sixty miles
above Bethel. An immediate survey of
the river is urged.
The street rumors that the Copper
River & Northwestern railway would
likoly close down this winter since the
price of securiug coal from British
Columbia and the outside would cause
it to run at a considerable loss, was put
to route yesterday by Chief Engineer
Hawkins declaring that the road would j
operate every day, weather permitting. ;
The company expects to get the mail ,
cootraot to Chitina. It is building ad- '
ditional snowsheds and does not an
ticipate any serious trouble in keeping i
the road open all winter.? North Star, j
The fool statement being made by
General Maus, of the United States
Army, who made a trip of inspection
down the Yukon and to all the posts in
Alaska, siuce returning to the outside
are wonderful to contemplate. Among |
othe~r things he says 5,000 people will !
starve in the Iditarod the coming win- j
ter unless they are aided by the gov- j
ernment; also, he advocates pensioning
Malamute and Husky dogs worn out in
the army service. Taking his vaporings
as a whole, people who do not know
that General Maus was in the Philip
pines for a season, would infer that his
military training was obtained from the
Scranton, Pa., correspondence school.
His stories sound like the choahaco
yarns of 13 years ago. ? Whitehor6e
As the result of an interview with an
official of the Alaska Treadwell Gold
Mining company, C. J. Jones, traffic
manager of the Alaska Steamship com
pany, says that there is no truth in the
report that the mining company is to
establish a ooat service to handle all
its own traffic and compete for the
Alaska business. It was rumored that
the Alaska Treadwell company was to
absorb a smaller line, presumably the
Humboldt, and add several new boats.
"I talked the matter over with a Mr.
Bradley, of San Francisco," said Mr.
Jones. "X have mislaid his card, but 1
believe he was a vice president of the
the company. At any rate, he controls
considerable stock and is an official in
the company ranking above the general
manager. He assured me that the com
pany was not contemplating going into
the steamship business, had not even
considered it, in fact."? P.-l,
One reason why it la difficult to drajy
a definite line dividing mines from
prospects is the fact that practically
every mine is in pert a prospect. Until
all the ground included in a mining
property and likely to contaiu com
mercial ore has been opened up and de
veloped, the mine is a prospect to the
extent of its undeveloped ground.
There may be, and very often are, good
reasons for expectiug to And ore in the
undeveloped ground, but this ground
is nevertheless a prospect, and that
part of the price which the undeveloped
ground represents is a more or less
speculative venture. ? Mining Science.
The most striking example of what
railroad transportation can do for Alas
ka, and will do in the next ten years, ia
furnished by the Copper River &
Northwestern railway, which is a pio
neer in the field of Alaskan develop
ment and has already constructed 102
miles of high class road, and will have
completed 198 miles by the close of the
present year. Not only has this rail
road constructed one of the most beau
tiful scenic lines on the American con
tinent, but at the same time it is build
ing a commercial railroad, with water
level grades, light curvatures, fully
ballasted roadbed, immense steel
bridges, and all of the best working de
tails of railroads to bo found in the
Western half of the United States.
The official visit of Judge Cushmau
and his party to the west, Alaska's
long-neglected region, "has had a splen
did influence for good, according to
reports which reach Seward. Many
petty oases were disposed of which
would not justify the large expense in
volved iu trying them in Valdez. New
citizens by the score were taken iu un
der the American flag, adequate in
structions given to United States com
missioners, and the voyage of the of
ficers of the law has had a wholesome
effeot generally. This is not meant to
imply that residents of the west are
less orderly and less law abiding than
those living in other parts of the coun
try. On the contrary, considering the
cosmopolitan population of the region
and its remoteness from courts and
court adjuncts, the prevalence of crime
is very small indeed.? Seward Gateway.
The Cordova North Star, in its Ka?
talla notes, says: Chief .Engineer
Gabriel, of the Ryan company at Pile
driver point, has doubled his engineer
ing party within the past veek and is
now working in the vicinity of Still
water and the Cunningham coal prop
erties. It is generally believed here
that the Ryan company is a subsidiary
Morgan-Guggenheim company. The
local company, in addition to building
a railroad to the coal fields, plans to
dredge a deep channel from Kanak
harbor, whioh, according to U. S. chart
issued March 10, 1910, is second to none
on the Pacific coast, to the grass flats
opposite Chilcat. This will do away
with the building of a three-mile trestle
and the materials removed will prove
of more value for filling the terminal
grounds than the cost of dredging. It
seems to be the prevailing opinion that
the government will soon inaugurate a
more just policy in Alaskan affairs,
hence the renewal of aotivity in the
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