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SPEAKING OF
5 I
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
STEAMERS FOR
Seattle, Tacoma
Victoria, Vancouver, Anacoites, Bellinghara
Everett, Olynjpia, Port Townsend, South
Bdiingham, Eureka, Santa Barbara, Mexico
San Franciaco, Los Angp!fiS, San Ds6g0
G. W. ANDREWS, G. A. P. D. C D. DUNANN, G. P. A.
1 13 James St., Seattle 1 12 Market St., San Francisco
Right reserved to change this Schedule
NEXT SAILINGS WSLL BE
P Northbound ? July 21, August 2, 14
IXttfllOGd, Southbound ? July 24, August 5, 17
it Northbound? July 3, 14, 27
V-liy OI OvcLiliv Southbound ? July 4, 16, 29
For Information regarding passenger and freight rates, apply to
R. R. HUBBARD, Agent.
BEST GLASS OF
Rainier Beer on Douglas Island
at
Douglas Opera Mouse
WINES LIQUORS CIGARS
the Canteen *
WINE AND LIQUOR MERCHANTS
agts for 0|ympja Brewing company
ALASKA FURNITURE AND UNDERTAKING CO.
LOUIS G. THOM \S, - - Manager _
*>&&** *****
* Mannfactures and
all kinds of.. T "1 1111111 v Caskets
********* OUT OF YELLOW CEDAR ********
Special Articles of Furniture Made and Guaranteed.
...Alaska flyers...
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Between Seattle, Ketchikan, Doug
las, Juneau and Skagway.
Due to arrive at Douglas :
Jefferson
July 6, 18 and 30
Dolphin
Tune 30t July 12, 24
Steamers and sailing dates subject to
change without notice. This is the
only line of steamers culling reeu
??rly at Douglus both Mortlh and
South bound
Elmer E. Smith, Agent, Douglas, Alaska
The CITY BAKERY
GEO. RfEDI & SON, Props.
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
JUNEAU FERRY AND NAVIGATION CO
KERRY TIME CARD
LEAVE JUNEAU
for Douglas 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.
9:30 p.m. - 11 p. m. 1 a. m
LEAVE DOUGLAS
For Treadwell: For Juneau:
8:15 a. in. 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.
9:45 p. m. 10:05 p. m.
11:15 p. m. 11 :35 p. m.
1:15 a. m. 1:30 a. m.
I.EAVE TREADWELL
For Douglas and Juneau:
8:25 a. m. 3:25 p. tn.
10:35 a. m. 4:55 p. m.
12:00 a. m. 6:55 p. m.
1:40 p. m. 8:25 p. m.
10:00 p.m. 11:30 p. 1:25 a.m.
Sundays 8:00 a. m. trips!omltted
May Open Coal Mine
Acting on the secretary of the navy's
reaommendatiou, Secretary of the In
terior Fisher, is considering means
whereby the government will open ex- (
tensive miDes in Alaska, to furnish coal
for the navy and revenue cutter ser
vice, says a Washington dispatch to the
Post Intelligencer.
Secretary Fisher said that he had
several plaus under consideration. One
of these is for the government to su
perintend the direct operation of its
own mine. The bureau of mines is
now doing this on a small scale in
Pennsylvania, where it operates a mine
to try out lescae devices and experi
ment for causes that lead to explosion.
In the second place, the government
could dig its owu coal indirectly, by
leasing the mines, the lessee supplying
the government with coal at so much a
tou. The third plan is a leasing of the
cool lauds to operators on a straight
royalty basis.
Theieisuo doubt that, the popular
clamor about the Alaska lands has
made itself felt in Washington, and as
a result, there is a pretty well crystal
lized opiuiou among officials here that
Uncle Sam ought to use some horse
sense and avail himself of thebusiuess
opportunities offered by his great
northern territory. This feeling re
ceived an impetus during the past
week when the bureau of fisheries re
ported that government control of the
Pribilotf islauds during 1910 netted the
government an eveu $1,000,000. It is
shown that this reveuue is $750,000
more than in 1909, when the govern
ment did not have this control. Dr.
Everman, in discharge of the new bu
reau of Alaska fisheries, boldly asserts
today, that iu eight or ten years these
industries would net the government
$20,000,000 instead of $1,000,000.
So it is with the coal fields. The navy
has pointed out to the interior depart
ment that 275,000 tons of coal were
shipped from the Pennsylvania field in
1910 to Seattle, San Francisco, other
California points and Honolulu, for the
navy alone, at an average cost of $4.85
a tou. In other words, the government
paid the railroads and navigation com
panies $1,250,000. This does not include
the coal shipped west for the revenue
cutter soivice and the public buildings.
In addition to this economy iu money
the navy points out that with the gov
ernment mines in Alaska the United
States would secure tremendous ad
vantages iu case of war on the Pacific.
Again, there is no doubt that the diffi
culty iu transporting coal has beeu one
reason for keeping such a small part
of the fleet on the Pacific. With Alaska
coal there would be a more equal di
vition and this would mean more min
ing activity and more business for the
Alaska country. With the completion
of the Panama canal there would be no
reason why the government could not
compete with the Pennsylvania fields i
in supplyiug the coal for the Atlautic J
fleet.
The first step that the uavy took iu
its advocacy of government mines iu
Alaska was to get a report from the
bureau of mines on the ettiuieucy of ;
the Alaska coal. This bureau's expert j
reported that the Alaska coal stands j
up to the Pennsylvania coal in every J
test; it has the same keeping quality in [
storage; the same suitability for force
draft ; no greater deleterious effect on I
mariue boilers and has a calorific equal
to the Eastern coal.
Secretary Fisher, of course, would
not say what his recommendation
would be. He does say, however, that
something will be done at ouce to re
lieve the troublesome Alaska situation.
"The government has been sitting on
the Alaskau lid long euough. The
couutry is sick and tired of the govern
jutteau Steamship go,
U. S. MAIL STEAMER
Georgia
Electric Lighted Steam Heated ?
Juueau=Sitka Route
Leaves Juneau forFunter, Hoonali, Gyp
sum, Tenakee, Killisnoo, Chatham, Sitka
April 3, 9, 15, 21, 27, May 3, 9, 15, 21, 27, June
2, 8, 14, 20, 26, July 2, 8, 14, 20, 26, August 1.
7, 13, 19, 25, 31, September 6, 12, 18, 24 , 30.
For Tyee and Baranof (Warm Springs
Bay): April 9, 27, May 9, 27, June 8, 26,
July 8, 26. Aug. 7, 25, Sept. 12, 24.
For Sanitarium (Sitka Hot Springs):
Aprils, 15, May 3, 15, June 2, 14, July 2, 14, I
August 1, 13, September 6, 18
Juneau - Skagway Route
Leaves Juneau for Pearl Harbor, Eagle
River, Yankee Cove, Comet, Sentinel
Light Station, Eldred Rock Light Station
flai nes and j . April 1, 7, 13, 19, 2o, I
May 1, 7, 13, 19, 25, 31; June 6, 12, 18, 24, 80;
July 6, 12, 18, 24, 30; August 5, 11, 17, 23, 29;
September (, 10, *6, 22, 28.
Returning leaves Skagway following day
WILLIS E. NOWELL, Mgr.
ment's inactivity and we propose to
hurry matters to a settlement as fast
as is consistent witb careful adminis
tration."
Nome Leads in Gold Shipments
Reversing the record for the calendar
year of 1910, the Nome mining district
is shown by the report of the United
States assay office at Seattle to have
exceeded the Tanana or Fairbanks dis
tricts in the amount of its gold ship
ments to the Seattle office. The calen
dar year of 1910 showed receipts from
Nome of $3,572,067, and from Tanana
84,414,727.
The fiscal year, ending June 30, last,
shows Nome with a total to its credit
of $3/327,032 and Tanaoa with $3,349, 48L
The new Iditarod district has a record
for the first year of $1,051,421.
Other districts sent gold for the year
as follows, to June 30:
Circle, $45, 203.41: Cooks inlet, $113,
317.00; Copper river, $359,835.10; Eagle,
$27,453.71; Koyukuk, $153,448.74; South
eastern Alat-ka, $268,656.69.
The grand total of gold received for
the fiscal year is $10,273,318.05 and of
silver, $89,257.33. *
The principal sources of shipment
were as follows:
Alaska, gold $8#22,751, silver 873,099-,
Montana, gold $11,992, silver $157;
British Columbia and Yukon territory, ^
gold $1,262,569, silver $13,215,
The total of all deposits is 552,193
standard ounces of gold and 76,705
ounces of silrer.
The gold has been purchased at ap
proximately $20.50 per ounce, and silver
at 50 cents to 52 cents per ounce. The
coinage value of an ounce of silver is
approximately $1.29 in the coin.
The gold receipts of the United States
assay at Seattle for the fiscal year end
ing June 30, 1910, were $12,131,742.59;
for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1909,
$19,207,851; for the fiscal year ending
June 30, 1908, $15,154,333.90.
Notwithstanding the fact that the ^
raise in assay office charges at Seattle
from $1.25 to $2.50 per $1,000 does not
take effect until August 1, next, much
of this season's shipments from Alaska
has gone to San Francisco.
Julius Jensen, the Second street
hardware man, has a stock of fireless
cookers on display. He takes pleasure
in explaining them to his customers.
If you never saw one, they are really
worth inspecting.
Chimney Blocks made in Seattle of
) clinkers and cement. Much superior
: to brick or concrete chimneys. The
only block approved by the insurance
companies at Seattle and other coast
towus. For t'uither information and
price, write or call at the Juneau
Marble Works. James llogau.
The Burnside is engaged in repairing
the Alaska cable.
Notice ? All dogs upon which the tax
has not been* paid, found running at
large in the City of Douglas after July
1st, will be shot without further notice,
by order of the city council.
I.J.Sharick *
WATCHES, DIAMONDS,
JEWELRY
JUNEAU ALASKA
OPEN AGAIN
"THE
LITTLE
DOUGLAS"
HUDSON & NELSON, Prop're
DOUGLAS, ALASKA

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