The Douglas; Island News
Bntered at Douglas Pent -office ?? Seoond
Class Mail Matter.
Six Months -
Single Copies -
PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY
CIIAKLKS A. HOPP
Editor and Proprietor.
Wednesday. September 24, 1913
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Larger Than T readwell
The fame of the Tread well mines on
Douglas Island is known wherever men
delve into the hard rock in search of
gold or other treasure. The Tread well
is known a* the largest low made
quart z mine. Year after yea - wo buar
of new discoveries, and many of them,
especially here in the North,, are first
announced as "larger thau Tread well."
Asa measure of size, the great Tread
well has stood first for many years.
But at last the greatness of Tread
well is to be eclipsed, and its mills are
to be second to another plant, almost
withiu a stone's throw ? the Alaska
The development of the Alaska Jn
neau mine has been going ahead for
years, but it is only within recent
years that its greatness has been gen
erally known. For a long time it was
called the"Little Treadwell." Now the
plans are completed and work has
begun on a milling plant that will
haudle 4,000,000 ions of l uck per yeai ,
or about two and one half times as
much as Tr??a dwell. This sound*
pretty big, bn* we have a ? our author
ity the wotd of P. W. Biadley, pre*i
dent of *he Alaska Juneau company
and also president of the Tread well
company. Mr. Bradley is the man
who looks f??r all the world like Presi
dent Wilson, ai-d, l*k? him, he ha* a
faculty for doing things. He has bevn
in Alaska all cummer and has per
fected the plaus for the new under
taking in every detail. When we say 1
every detail we believe we are stating
the exact truth, that uothing has been
When Mr. Buuliey stated that the
capacity of the four new milts to be
built a? Juneau would reach *ucb an
enormous figure, he was asked, "What
will you do with the failings?" Mr.
Bradley was ready to auswer at ouce
and poiuted out on the plat of workings
a largn tailing i*>nd ou the b^ach below
the mills, and another at Sheep creek,
to which tailings may be carried
through a flume. As for waste rock,
plaus are already made to pile it oo
barges aud haul it out and dump it in
the deep, blue sea. We don't speak of
this as a vitally important feature, but
as au example of the care with which
every detail has been worked out.
When this great mine and milliug
plant is workiug, employing thousauds
of men, Juueau with its contracted
little townsite, will be crowded to over
flowing. Theu we expect that large
numbers of workmeu will make their
homes in Douglas, crossing the chan
nel to their work iu the morning aud
back at uight to their pleasant homes
ou Douglas Islaud. So we are con
vinced that (he prosperity that comes
to one part of Oastineau channel will
be felt by all.
As the season of the howling Taku .
approaches, busiue^s men aud property
owners are begiuuing to talk about tire
department matters. Hose Com pauies \
No. 1 and 3 are pretty well orgauized, j
but No. 2, the Krout street compauy, is
a little slack. While we are ou the
subject, it would be a pretty wise thing
if the council would appoiut some
hardware man to the position of in
spector of flues aud stove pipes, with
authority to coudemu all that are not
souud. Also with the increase of pop
alatiou and the consequent crowding,
the ordinauce providiug for the 18 iuch ;
space betweeu stoves, pipes aud stacks,
and nearby ceilings aud partitions,
should be enforced without fear or
Keport has it that John Rustgard,
United States district attorney, has
gone down to Washington, D. C., to try I
to bold ou to his job, which be feels
slipping. Republican office holders i
Can expect that their official heads may
fall at auy time. Why not? There are
an awful lot of good democrats waiting
hit the jobs.
The laws passed by the Alaska legis- !
lature are supposed to be obeyed, and
will as soon as the people learn of
them. Bnt should each citizen dig up
steen dollars and umpty oeuts for a
beautiful bound copy and thus post
himself, or do the powers that be de
peud on the indiffereut publicity given
the acts by Juneau papers when the
legislature was in sessiou? How about
There is some complaint about the
street lights in Douglas, but. have pa
tience, my friends. A member of the
town oouncil declares that the light
contract has beeu made and the new
system of lights will make a wonderful
change iu the appearauce of Dougias.
The lights will be bo bright that on the
darkest night you will be able to tell
the color of a girl's eyes a block away.
Mayor O'Connor, who is very enthus
iastic in regard to the bridge across >
Gastiueau channel to connect Douglas
aud Juneau, received a letter last week
from the Alaska board of road commis
sioners, acknowledging the receipt of
the big petition of Douglas, Tr*ad
well aud Juueau citizens, and statiug
that the ei gineer of the board will ar
rive some time during th; tall to es
timate the cos! of the budge. Good
news for Ga^tmeau.
Last Saturday witnessed one of the
worst 6torms ever on Gastiueau chan
nel and gas boats were almost swamped
by the seas that broke over them, aud
the Taku was a howling deluge. If all
this was caused by the sun crossing
the line it must have had a hard time
United States District Judge Cor
nelia* D. iMurane and United States
District Attorney B. S. Rodney, of
Nome, have been asked to resitfu "for
the good of the eervieo."
A small sized hat has come into the
hands of the United States marshal at
?Juneau. Knep it. It will probably fit
most any of the lepnblican deputies
before very long.
Notice to T axpayers
Notice is hereby giv*?n that the a.
sessment roll of th*? town of Douglas
for the year 11)13 is now open for the
inspection of those interested at the
office of the Ci'y Clerk; and that tho
Common Council will hit as a board of
equalization at the council chambers at
the City Hall, on Monday evening,
Home Made Candy
ODD FELLOWS' BLDG.
B. M. BEHRENDS, BANKER,
Foreign Exchange Issued Oldest Bank in Alaska >
INTEREST PAID ON SAVINGS DEPOSITS
Keep out the flies. Bay yoar window
screens, screen doors and window
screening at Jensen's.
"SITKA HOT SPRINGS." Aocom- j
tnodations, American or Gu ropean plan.
For terms apply to Dr. P. L. Goddard
Notice to Creditors
United States Commissioners'*, ex-()fficio
Probate Court, Juneau Precinct, Terri
tory of Alaska.
In the matter of the Estate of Prans Sundeil,
Notice is hereby given by the undersigned, j
administrator of the estate of Frans Sundeil,
deceased, to the creditors of. and all persons
huvitig claims against, said deceased, to ex
hibit them, with the necessary vouchers,
within six months after the first publication
of this notice, to the administrator of said
estate at his place of business situate on
Front street, in the town of Douglas, Alaska.
Dated at Douglas, Alaska, August 28, 1913.
WM. STUB BINS,
Administrator, Estate of Frans Sundeil,
First publication, Sept. 3, 1913.
Last publication, Oct. 1. 1913.
When the Blood Grows Thin
with advancing 'years, a little jjood
whiskey is both pleasant and beneficial.
Have a bottle of the famous old Glen
Dhuo or a quart of our straight whisky,
direct from the distillery, in the house
for the old folks or for those who come
to see you. It will do them good and
will prove equally valuable to yourself
in case of a sudden chill, faintness or
We also carry a complete line of the
?best California Wines in the market.
Our whiskies come direct from the dis
tillery aud are full proof and guaran
teed under the Food and Drug Act,
June 30. 190G.
Free delivery to all parts of the city.
M. S. HUDSON
JUNEAU - ALASKA
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DOUGLAS, ALASKA . '
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A. E. Ourr, Cashier
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