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Alaska Treadwell Gold Mining Co
Boots and Shoes
Hats and Caps
Groceries
Everything You Need
STEAMERS FOR
T acoma
V ictoria, Vancouver, Anacortcs, Bellmgham
Everett, Olympia, Port Towrwend, South
Bellingham, Eureka, Santa Barbara, Mexico
San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego
H. BRANDT, G. A. P. D. C. 1). DUNANN, P. T. M.
1 13 James St., Seattle 1 12 Market St., San Francisco
Right rctcrrcd to change this Schedule
NEXT SAILINGS WILL BE
Q i Northbound? SEPT. 9, 21, OCT. 3 15, 27
OpOKdue Southbound? SEPT. 10, 2*2, OCT. 4, 10, 28
Cll North? SEPT. 3, 15, 27, OCT. 9, 21
v^lt y 01 OCaillC South? SEPT. 4, 1G, 28, OCT. 10,22
For Information regarding passenger and freight rates, apcly t
R. R. HUBBARD, Agent.
*Cbe Canteen*
WINE AND LIQUOR MERCHANTS
?gtsfor oiympia Brewing Company
ALASKA FURNITURE Hi UNDERTAKING CO
LOUIS U. THOM \S, ? ? Manageb
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********* OUT OF YELLOW CEDAR **********
Spccial Articles of Furniture Made and Guaranteed.
S. S. HUMBOLDT
I
Due at Douglas: Northbound Oct. 3, 14, 24
Southbound Oct. 4, 15,25 S
w
S Sailing Date Subjeot to Cbaoge Without Notice
f SEATTLE OFFIC
? 103 Yesler Way
1 vwy
| SEATTLE OFFICE M. J. OXOHHOr, Agt.
...Alaska Tlym...
??e
Between Seattle, Ketchikan, Dour*
las, Juneau and SkL ;way.
Due to arrive at Douglas :
Jefferson
Northbound, Oct. I, 13, 25
Southbound, Oct. 2, 14, 26
Dolphin
Northbound, Oct. 7
Southbound, Sept. 8
Steamers aixl sailing dates subject to
cbaneo without notice. This is the
only line of ?teamers railing regu
larly at Douglas both North and
South bound
Elmer B. Smith, Agent, Douglas, Alaska
Juneau Steamship Co,
U. S. MAIL STEAMER
Georgia
Juneau=Sitka Route
Leaves Juneau for Douglas, Funter,
Hoonah, Gypsum, Tenakee, Killi9
doo, Chatham and Sitka
Every Wednesday at 12:01 a. m.
Juneau - Skagway Route!
Leaves Juneau for Douglas, Eagle
River, Sentinel, Jualin, Comet,
Eldred Hock, Haines aud Skagway
Every Sunday at 12:01 a. m.
WILLIS E. NOWELL, Mgr.
J
The CITY BAKERY
JOSEPH RIBD1 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
Raps the Northland
Seattle and Alaska have been dealt a
cruel blow.
Sen Bentley, village cut up and local
oracle, of Wichita, Kan., "b'gsh," out
of the store of his wonderful knowl
edge?gained in a trip of fifteen or
twenty days? has passed judgment.
And Seattle and Alaska have been con
demned as practically worthless. Any
way they are not as good as Wichita ?
"gosh ding it!"
And the worst of it is that Sen's de
cision has been scattered broadcast
to the world through the columns of a
Wichita paper that maybe has a greater
circulation than tho local journal pub
lisbed at Medicine Hat, wherever that
thriving metropolis may be.
Like Max O'Kell, the French author
who condemned the reputations of a |
nation's women in order to coin an epi
gram, Sen Bentley condemned the Pa
ciflo Coast climate in order that he
might embalm into immortal verse
something about the Seattle weather.
Hark to the voice of Wichita:
"The great state of Washington greets
you one and all.
With nine months of wiuter and three
months of fall."
Clever, Sen! Deuced ly clever, "by
heck!" ? But, oh, Sen, how could you
say them cro-o 1 words?" And "they
was so original," too! It reminds one
of that Englishman's subtle joke, who
said the Alaska weather was eleven
months of winter and one month of
early spring.
Having returned from a trip into the
rugged fastness and untroddeu wilder
uess of Seattle? and Skagway ? Sen
Bentley has become a social lion in
Wichita. All the glamour that comes
to the mart who has passed through a
daring adventure has been thrown
I around him. Therefore, "Sen's" judg
ment on any subject, from the cause of
the European war to the reason why
you can't get a good cigar for less than
a nickel any more, is worth having and
is eagerly lead by the populous Wich
ita. So:
"Seattle is overgrown," says "Sen."
He probably strained his Leek looking
I at the top of the 42-story L. C. Smith
building, which is a trifle taller than
the local "opery" house at Wichita. Be
sides, we have the woid of Sen Bentley
for it that there are too many "non
i producers" in the state of Washington
?not all of them are engaged in that
lucrative industry of growing pump
kins, eo assiduously followed it)
Wichita.
Seu Bentley also is an analyst. He's
dee; , is Bentley. He analyzed Seattle
and found that the taxes are higher
than a cat's back, but as "Sen" does
not state whether Witchlta felines have
curvature of the spiue, one can gain
but little knowledge from his altitud
inous figure of speech.
However, he has Seattle on that
Alaska trade, "by heck!" It doesn't
amount to any more than the trade
which Wichita gets from Kingman and
Harper counties, where the crop of
pumpkins is always good. "Sen"knows
all ab.>nt this, because be counted the
people at .Lake Bennett, which was de
serted years ago.
"Seu" gives Seattle au awful "bawl
out" about that Alaska trade. He tells
the people of Wichita the facts about
it by counting the people at Lake Ben
nett, which happens to be in Canada ?
but that doesn't make any difference to
"Sen" Bentley. But, still, there is a
day of reckoning coming foi Sen.
Somebody will probably bring au atlas
into Wichita some time, and theu the
joke will be on "Seu," for the people
will tlnd out that "Lake Beuuet" and
most of the country which "Sen" de
WHEN IN JUNEAU
ORPHEUM
THEATRE
TAKE IN TOE
scribes a? being in Alaska in reality is
in Canada.
"Sen" saw some wonderful things on
his journey to the far West and North.
In Seattle the forest fires were so thick
he couldn't see the sun, and when he
was passing those glaciers in Alaska,
large chunks of ice fell off every time
the steamship whistled. Wichita has
never doubted the story of the finding
of the Ark ? they knew it must bo true
because there was fat In the bunk
where Ham slept. They never have
doubted the Btory of the mau who
wanted to go from the North to the
Sonth pole, and like Jonah, accomplish
ed this wonderful feat by having the
whale swallow him at one pole and
then release him at the other. But
j "Sen's" statement about those falling ?
glaciers is regarded with some skep
ticism.
Bentley watched a ship spend ten
hours loading 0,000 cans of salmon.
They must have packed it on board one
ran at a time. Anyway, "Sen" has a
can of this succulent fish, which he is
keeping for a souvenir.
At Sitka, Bentley saw a notice on the
jail that all prisoners who did not re
turn before 9 o'clock would be locked
out all night. Mighty strange experi
ences and strange people! "Sen" may
be will write a book about it when he
! gets time and isn't busy studying the
effect of the moon on the watermelon
crop.
Bentley saw a lot of towns on his
trip. Some of them were bigger than
Wichita, but none were better. Ho
heard eome good yarns on the trip.
He's going to repeat them at the corner
drug store this winter to a number of
! populi>ts with their whiskers shaved.
He's going to give Seattle some awful
! slams ? but, "Sen," while you are cut
ting up end amusing the populace,
Seattle will be going alien J in its feeble
way, building ships ani sky-crapers,
mills and manufacturing plants, estab
lishing new industries arid opening new
channels of commerce.
Alaska will build a main trunk line
railroad? that won't run to White
horse City in Canada? and, in the
; meantime while Sen is getting bis
geography straightened out, both Seat
tle and Alaska will try to survive the
shock of his verbal onslaughts. ? J. J.
Underwood, in Seattle Times.
Take a Good One
if it be from a bottle of our famous old
rye whiskey. There's not a headache
in a barrel of it. It's the pure stuff
without adulteration of any kind.
'Good for the well, good for the sick.
Doctors do not hesitate to prescribe it
so why should you be afraid to drink
it. Shall we send you a bottle in an
unmarked package?
Phone 2 4 Free delivery.
M. S. HUDSON
"THE LTTLE DOUGLAS"
DOUGLAS. ALASKA
JUNEAU FERRY AND NAVIGATION CO
PERKY TIME CAUL)
LEAVE JUNEAU
For Douglas and Treadwell:
6:00 a. in. 4:00 p. m.
8:00 a. m. 5:00 p. m.
9:00 a.m. 6:80 p.m.
11:00 a.m. 8:00 p.m.
1:00 p. m. 9:30 p. m.
3:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m.
Saturday night ouly? 12:00 p. m.
LEAVE OOUGLAl;
Kor Treadwell: fc'or Juneau:
6:10 a. m. 6:40 a. m.
8:10 a. m. 8:40 a. m.
9:10 a. m 9:20 a.m.
11:10 a. m. 11:40 a. m.
1:10 p. m. 1:40 p. m.
4:15 p. in. 3:30 p. m.
4:15 p.m. 4:30 p.*m.
5:10 p.m. 5:35 p. m. '
6:40 p. m. 7:10 p. m.
8:15 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
9:10 p. m. 10:10 p. m.
11:15 p.m. 11:40 p. to.
12:15? Saturday nlght8--12:40
LEAVE treadwell
For Douglas and Juneau:
6:35 a.m. 3:30 p. m.
8:85 a. in. 4:20 p. m.
9:15 a.m. 7.05 p.m.
11:35 a.m. 8:20 p.m. *
1:35 p. ro. 10:05 p. m.
Saturday night only? 12:20
THANE TRIPS
Leave Dotiglai: Leave Thane:
6:10 a.m. 6:25 a.m.
8:10 a.m. 8:25 a.m.
11:10 a.m. 11:25 a.m.
1:10 p. m, 1:25 p.m.
5:10 p. m. 5:2^ p. in. V^f
6:40 p.m. 6:55 p.m.
9:40 p.m. 9:55 p.m.
11:15 p. ui, 11:30 p. uu
12:15? Saturday uight?-12:30

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