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i AW FURNITURE Mil UNDERTAKING CO. LOUIS G. THOM ASr - - Manages] ***** ***** I Mannfactnres and ? furniture ? all kinds oL } Wl IIIIWI ^ Caskets | 3t $ *99999*99 OUT OF YELLOW C E D A Special Articles of Furniture Made and Guaranteed. 1 1EPENBENT S, S. HUMBOLDT | Due at Douglas: Northbound.. -.....-? Apr if 19, 29 i i Southbound--. April 20, 30 Sailiag Date Subject te ?baBge Without Notice SEATTLE OFFICE J03 Yesler Way M. J. O'Connor, Agt. ...Alaska flyers... ??? Between Seattle, Ketchikan, Doug las, Juneau and Skagway. Due to arrive at Douglas : Dolphin May 9, 21, June2t 14, 26 Jefferson May 3, 15, 27, Tune 8, 20 Steamers and sailing dates subject to change without notice. This is the only line of steamers calling reeru larly at Douglas both North and South bound Elmer E. Smith, Agent, Douglas, Alaska The CITY BAKERY j JOSEPH RIEDI Prop.. 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 Steamship ?o. U. S. MAIL STEAMER Georgia Electric Lighted Steam Heated i Juneau=Sitka Route Leaves Juneau for Funter, Hoonah, Gyp sum, Tenakee, Killisnoo. Chatham, |Sitka, 8a.m. April 9, 15, 21, 27 May 3, 9, 15, 21, 27, June 2, 8, 14, 20. 26 For Tyee? April 27, May 27, June 26 For Baranof? April 27, May 9,27, June 8,26 For Sanitarium (Sitka Hot Springs) April 15, May 3, 15, June 2. 14 Juneau = Skagway Route Leaves Juneau for Pearl Harbor, Eagle River, Yankee Cove, Comet, Sentinel Light Station, Eldred Rock Light Station Haines and Skagway: 8 a. m. April 7, 13, I 19, 25, May 1, 7, 13, 19, 25, 81, June 6, 12, 18, 24 and 30 Returning Leaves Skagway following day WILLIS E. NOWELL, Mgr. Give the Natives a Chance The natives of Alaska have voiced a dignified and unanswerable protest against the regulations which forbid them to engage in the business which they and their ancestors have followed from time immemorial, of taking fur ; seal in the open ocean, off shore. It is a protest which should have some weight, and it is a protest which could be made with equal force by the na tives of this state living on the ocean shores. None of the coast tribes, either in Alaska or in this state, have ever asked | or received bounties or annuities from 1 the government of the United States. They have never asked or received a dollar for their lands taken. They havexbeen self-supporting, as no other aboriginal people within the limits of ; the United States have ever been. ! ! They have seen their primitive means of subsistence taken from them and j i they have endeavored, and with much success, to adapt, themselves to new conditions; but they are forbidden, in some instances, to avail themselves ot : the new conditions. I l^or example, trom time immemorial ? the tribes living along the seacoast of this state have depended for a large ! share of their subsistence upon their catch from the seal herd which passes along the coast on its way to the breed ing grounds on the Pribilov islands. Originally they bunted the seal in their canoes, going thirty miles off shore in light dugouts and spearing seal with bone spears. Adopting white men's way?, the natives at Neah bay pur chased and manned a number of schooners and hunted the seal In the open ocean from the schooners and with firearms. lu order to protect the monopoly of the lessees of the Pribilov islauds, ! who butchered the seal ashore in sanc tuary, these Indians were forbidden to : further engage in the sealiug and their ' vessels wer e confiscated, to their financial ruin. Now the Alaska natives are being treated iu the same way; but, with bit ter irony, they are to be permitted to take seal only with the primitive I weapons of the past, the boue harpoon ' or bow and arrow, weapons with the use of which they are no longer fami liar. And all that they ask is permis sion to earn their own living.? P. I. Parties coming to Skagway on a re cent trip of the Princess May, rell of a Frenchman who arrived at Vancouver a few days before the steamer sailed who had oue thousand dollars in a belt which he wore close to nature. A countryman met him and learning of his "roll," told him it was unsafe to carry so much money; to^give it to him, the newly found friend, iu exchange for a draft which he could have cashed at Skagway. The unsuspecting stranger did as advised and when he reached Skagway last week he found no bauk. Also, he discovered that his check was on "Mother Enith."? Whitehorse Star. Rakes, hoes, spades, shovels and I other garden tools at Jensen's. i _____ The Juneau land office has sent out. notices to the O'Brien claimants in the Matanuska and the Raymond Brown Kronp in the Katalla coal field appris ing them that their declaratory state ments have been held invalid because the claimants failed to apply for patent in the time allowed by law, says the Dispatch. The O'Brien claimants are A. McHenry, W. Morris, Wm. Terry, John Terry, H?nry Brandt and J. M. Cummings, all residents of Valdez. The claimants in the Raymond Brown group are thirty-two in number and nearly all of them are residents of Spokane, Wash. "SITKA HOT SPRINGS." Accom modations, American or European plan For terms apply to Dr. F. L. Goddard, Sanitarium, Alaska. <> vwvvwvwwwvmwviw* SCREENED Ladysmith $ COAL 1 $9.00 W $ Per Ton, Sacked AT THE J * I City Dock ?vwwvwwwwwwww** * THE Little Douglas Importers of the Famous Glendhue Scotch Whiskey Kentucky Bonded Goods Special Attention to Family Orders Orders Promptly Delivered to all Parts of the City i i rr\ IE 111 DOUGLAS" HUDSON & NELSON DOUGLAS, ALASKA You cannot get a good weather and waterproof roof for your building from a poor roofing. The roof of your building is the most important part of it and unless your roofing is right, there will be no peace of mind for those who live under it A roof that leaks causes no end of trouble, beside a lot of damage. The best way to protect yourself from these unnecessary troubles, is to use Malthoid Roofing. The makers of Malthoid Roofing guarantee it to be a perfect roofing ? to give satisfaction and to last as long as the building it covers, provided it is properly laid and ordinary care is taken of it Twenty -eight years of experience enables The ParafEne Paint Co., of San Francisco and Chicago Heights to guarantee Malthoid Roofing under these conditions. To be absolutely sure that you have no roofing troubles, buy Malthoid and lay it properly John Feusi ? Douglas ? Julius Jensen J. M. TANNER, SKAG\VAYr ALASKA. W. P. MILLS & CO., SITKA, ALASKA C. W. YOUNG CO.r JUNEAU, ALASKA J. R HECKMAN & CO.. KETCHIKAN, ALASKA ARCTIC LUMBER CO., CORDOVA, ALASKA.