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THE DOUGLAS ISLAND NEWS ' )X)UGLAS, ALASKA, FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 1980 ~ ' No 2\ KATE CARMACK DIES AT CARCROSS Woman Who Ducofcred Klondike Passed Away Last Month From Pneumonia Kate Car mack. an Indian woman aged about 50 years. died at Car rroaa on the morn In* of March !> from pueutionla. following an at tack of the Influenia. She had been ?irk about tan day a. The Ilia atory of Kate Car?ack I* doaely interwoven with the hlatory of the Yukon aince tha discovery of sold ia the Klondike creek' In the summer of ????. for she claimed, and It ta believed by many of thoae who were familiar with the clreum ?taneea. that to her ta due the credit of finding the Jul! yellow nuggets In the riftle* In the be dof Bouania ? reek, a discovery which, when the ??wa reached the outalde. aet the whole world aflame and cauaed a rush of adventurers Into this. at that time unexplored wlldemeae In aearch of the new Eldorado In the land of the midnight tun such aa ha* never been witnessed "it her be fore or alnce; a discovery thai haa made the Dame of the Klondike I (am. liar word In the moat remote civilised sections of the habitable (lobe.. hunters. comprised of George Ear mark. a white man. hia Indian wife. Kate, and four other ludiana. Haw Jim Mason and wife, were encamped in the riffles in the bed of Bonama creek, which drained a aeetlon of country famed far and wide anion* I ad lan huuters and the few white trapper that Inhabited what la now known a* Yukon territory, aa ihe (round of moose and other wild came animals; also It waa on the di rect route over which treked each fall from their northern haunts herds of such immense slse that It often took ihem days to pa" a (Won point in their leisurely, erratic waa hmms. (rasa and herbage on which they subsisted The cooking uten sils of the hunting party were few and the manner of preparing food almost as primitive as that in vogue among the natives previous to th? coating Into the country of the first On the day referred to. In per meal cleaning up of the camp. Kale Carraack went down to the creek for some purpose and it waa at this time she is said to have made the ward threw immense fortunes into the hands of her husband. Ceo. Car mack. her brother. ?Skookum" Jim Mason, and her coualn. Dawson Tkr poimlot of ihmt ca*ny *?? quired rlrhn. however. proved harm ful. ralhcr than of benefit. to both Skookum" Jim and Itawaon Char l?qr. for the most of the tnonev which they received was either squandered hi drink and gambling dr elite war wheedled out of them by unarrtipu loua arhemer*. Several year* ago Dawson Charley, while Intoxlrated. fe'll Into the river at Carvroaa one night and was drowned: "Skookum" Jim died at Carcroaa about three year* a|o Of their former poaaes slnna little remained at the time of George Canuck and wife lived on Bonanza creak for aome time after the discovery of sold there. They had a daughter, and perhapa two. hut the number la Immaterial to thla story except that the daughter of whom we know, afterward accom panied her parenta to Seattle, where she married a white man. After disposing of their holding* la the Klondike. Carmack and fam ily. aa above stated, went to Seattle and put up at one of the principal hotel*. Kate Carmaek waa a line looking woman and her huaband took pride in clothing her with silk* and aallna and loaded her with dia mond* and other expensive Jewelry. But she soon tired of the way* ol the whiten and the never-ending noise and turmoil of the city and, de*-rtlng her huiband she returned to the land of her birth, taking up her abode at Care roes, where *h? haa alnce lived. She brought bark with her from the outside aealtklii garment*, tailored gown*, diamond* an expensive gold watch on whlct her Initial* had been cat by a skill fill engraver, and various other ac ceaaori?? of a fashionable woman'i attire. but In the year* which hav? patued ilnre then her dearly prlie<i poasrrniiniin have left her one by one until, at the lime of her death tber< reran i nil to her only a pair of teal skin gauntleals and the gold watch ' George t'armack. after parting with the Indian woman who bor? hla n anie. married a white woman with whom he became acquainted lu Seattle. So far a* known, be la atill living and quite well-to-do. - -While horse Star. NEWSPAPER MEN TALKING ALASKA Washington Newspaper Discusses Proposed Excursion of Association ?) "if"." sufficient " number of news paper people wish to visit Alaska thla summer under the auspice* of the Washington Stale Pros* Asaocl tlon. the trip will probably be made on the stcame.- "City of Seattle." sailing July !. or the "Spokane." leaving Seattle July 8, Bays The Washington Newspaper. The com mitter of the stale press In charge of the arrangements has been can vassing the situation for aome time and finds that the outside expense from Sxoltle lo Southeastern Alaska and rwtarn will be J 100 for each person. Where three people are berthed In one stateroom there will be a re duction of approximately $S each aa compared to the expense where (wo are asalgned to a stateroom. These figures Include steamship fare, government war tax and the special entertainment feature* to be arraug ?d by the committee. II appears now lo be Impossible to charter all Die flrst class accommo dations on any one steamer, as ev ery company Is operating evarv boat on a regular schedule and And* It absolutely necessary to hold certain reservations no each boats for reg ular travel. It will be posaible. however to handle as blgh aa 1!S to 1 411 members of the press and th*i' families If reservations are made early. The companies operating the hnai* will demand to know several weeks In advance approximately the number of newspaper people thai will make the trip, siuce they can sell all spaee without difficulty weeks In advance of sailing. It Is therefore essential that the members of the summer convention committee V now early the number of. newspaper l>eople that will make the trip. The Itinerary will Include stops at Ketchikan. Wrangcll. Petersburg Juneau, thence up the Lynn canal ;o Skaxwnr, Sitka and return stop .it Petersburg. Wrangcll and Ketchl Full particulars will probably be announced In the next number of | The Washington Newspaper. TOM WARD DEAD Thomas Ward, for manv tear* a resident of Douglaa and an employee of l ho Treadwell Mining Company, died at Seattle on Marrh SI from the effect* of pneumonia. Tom Ward wai very well known here, where he lived so many year* and where he wu married. He Is survived by a wife and two children The faallv left here a little less that, three years ago for Seattle to see If .Mr Ward could not M?ure relief from aathma. from which he had been a sufferer for several year*. He waa about 45 years of age and a native of Scotland, from which place hit wife came to Alaska to l<< married. HAS OPERATION Charles W Russell, manacer ol the mercantile department of the Alaska Treadwell Cold Mining Com pany. waa operated upon Monday morn I UK at St. Ann hospital. Ju peau. (or appendicitis. Or. II. C PeVighne performed the operation which la aald to have been a suc cessful one. Mrs. Kusseil at the present time l< at Tacoma. Washington, with hoi parents. Mr. and Mrs. 1. D. Carpen ter. She was 'ailed to that plao by the recent death of her brother. Kenneth Uoyd Carpenter. SEVENTH BIRTHDAY Louis ' Marl In. aaalsted by hit i mother. Mrs. J. W. Martin, and hii > teacher. Miss llolman. entertained j number of you u jc folks last Hrldai i afternoon In honor of t^ls seventl birthday. The party was held a i the .school house and ?:i? a too successful oue. Cookies sitd lei ? ir-aju was the treat tluit made a hi I with the children ELECTION RESULTS IN ALASKA TOWNS Tuesday Wu Election Day All Ow the Territory and Some Hot Contests Staged Last Tuesday was election day all over the Territory of Alaska. In many of the towns there were real contests on over matters of local Im portance. Tho volti at Jnneati was as follows: For Mayor? llalph K. Robertson, Cltlten . 481 | F. Wollnml. People's ...... S18| For Counellmen ? Itay 0. Day. t'ltiien .. .535 W. C. Johnson. Cltlsen.. 511 W. A. Sparks. People's ? 321 K. I?. McLean. People's ...185 !14 For Clerk of 8chooI Board ? Ca4h Cole 161 The registration was 888 and the Ketchikan At the Ketchikan municipal elec tion. Councilman Dale W. Hunt wa:i ?lected mayor over It. A.. Petty, prea ?nt incumbent, by a vote of 3?I to -'34. John A. Anderson. Wlllla? \ndcrsou aud Georje Morrison, run linx on the ticket with Hunt, were lected by bljc pluralities. Mrs. M S Dohbs. unopposed. was elected uember of the school board. The town voted to bond the city 'or floo.niin for the construction of new achoolhousc. The town slso light water anil |iower compauy r.ml declared against municipal own-' rshlp. The Alaska Industrial I'nloti en ounclt who were endorsed by the I'nion wore overwhelmingly de wranjren Ttir municipal cle<tton at Wrin l?lr. Nicholas Siwabtuimr, George Petersburg A spirited contest between the business lutereat* and flic labor tick p| developed at the municipal cine lion at Petersburg. with a sweeplnjt vlalory for the business men. The volt* was the heaviest In Hie history of Die dt*. The following were! T. S. Klsemore. Rasmus Huge. 8 L llogue. Jacob Johnson. P: Jorgcn son, Karl N. Ohmer and Carl K Sitka One IiuikIkmI and flft.v-elght votes were caat at Sllka. Tbe following #?>? the result: R. W OeArmond. 104: ken Peter aoD. 5S; Dr. Plgg. 58; Bernard i Hlrat. 5S. The Aral three named US: Eiler llanaon. 137; W. P. Mill*. Valdex There waa no conical and a light vote al the election at Valdex. The following were clacked lo the city council: Mettar*. Meals. Minor, Qiiinn. Sclby. Smith and Wood. Cordova There waa a quiet election at Cor dova. Only one ticket waa In the Held, which waa elected, as follow*: A. J. Adam*, mayor; Thomaa J. Wolf and Kred Hael. cily council- 1 Imen: K. G. Robinson. city clerk; Thomaa S. Scott, city treasurer; Mrs. Kred Schutipp. achool director. Nome 1 The city election at Nome dctral ' oped Into tho hottest and closest lhre?-cornercd race for the mayoral - ty In the hialory of Alaskan poll tic*. The Dual < ount showed only one vole separating the three candi date*. and even now the election will probably be thrown Into the courta. 1 A* announced by the jttdgea tho vote 1 stood aa folows: Charles Rice. 109; 1 Krcd Harirson. 108; W. M. Person. 1 One of the men connected with t the local V. 8. radio nation voted 1 after being challenged, and the s ludges refused to count hi* vote, t Harrison may ln*tltute mandamus | proceedings to contest tho election of Rlc?, m the two candldatea would b? (led If the vote la allowed. K. Raelaon, W. GrKfitb and A. Lomen were .elected to the council. Sewtrd A hot munjclpal content wan de veloped at Seward. There were SS# votea caat out of a registration of 278. Al. Chamberlain waa re elected mayor over Dr. J. H. Rouiig. The following were elected council men r C. K. Orlander. Charles Kreft Ing and Harry Ellsworth Hugh Dougherty defeated Mlaa Jane McNally for city treasurer by SI majority. The two banks took opposite sldea In the contest. Mrs. Meda H. Shellhorn defeated H. 8. Balderaon for the achool board, not on account of any crltlclain of Ualderaon. who haa served Ave yeara. but because a woman was wanted on the board. Sk?g-w?y K. J. Shaw of the Cltliena' ticket heat Gene Smith for mayor. Max Smith, merchant; Charles Curtis, manager of Krye & Bruhn. and Nick llsnson. all of the Citizens' ticket, wore elected. The present clerk. Clyde Rogers, of the Cltliena' ticket, defestod Wal ter O'Brien, a returned soldier, who ran as Independent. Oscar ^telmer waa re-elected treas urer. Mrs. Tad Hlllory won over Mrs. H. D. Clark two to one for ni'linol clerk. The total vote was within one of the number registered. Fairbanks A. L. Wilburg was elected mayor at Fairbanks. J. R. fowler. Roy Kerguson and Alfred M. Ohlson were ? tected councllmen, the other re mainder of the councllmen being holdovers. L. It. Gillette waa elect ed school clork. There was good weather and a fair vote. Anchorage A total of &&C voles were caat at Anchorage for the elect lou of two members of the school board. H. C. i ton net t got 335, C. 11. Gill 32S. W. B. Clayton 1?7. II. M. Lynch I6&. William Snook 3S. Bennett and (?III were elected. NO DEATHS According to the Whltchonw Star, j no deaths have occurred among the white people In Southern Yukon from the Infltiensa epidemic that In now rapidly drawing to a close there after having run Its course. The quarantine between Dawson and Whltehorse has not yet been lifted, although the detention period has been rut from five 10 three days. FINISH JOBS llnbert K Conghlln, Frank Oliver and Jack Wilson till* week will flnlsh l heir Ions stretch of Jury duty at the district court. They were on (he regular panel that wai called early In January and hare been making spasmodic Journey to Juneau erer since and hare sat on many raac* besides being eicused from many more. The men have heard 10 much law and argunienta that they are all ser iously thinking of applying for ad mission to the Alaska Bar. They will be much relieved when the court term Is orer and they will be free to devote all their time to Ihelr various vocations. VISIT CODET The seventh and eighth grades of the Douglas public school went to Juneau yesterday afternoon to visit the district court while it was In session. Owing to the nature of the testimony that was being heard the court officials did not let the chil dren stay to hear the case. SPRING IS HERE THE TIME TO TAKE THAT TONIC OR BLOOD PURIFIER After a long winter with it* accompanying lack of variety in the diat. one's tyitem needs the benefit of a good tonic. ?A GOOD VARIETY AT? Guy s Drug Store Third aqd D Douglas NO CONTEST IN LOCAL ELECTION Jnit the Required Number Filed for the Varioua Office*, But Good Vote Cut Beforo the cloning time for flllng for position* on the city council and the school boaril there waa consider ihle hurrying around In an endeavor to net enough men to flla to com plete the ticket. Finally enough 1 names were secured and the election was held Instead of going over for another year, as it did laat election on account of there not being enough names to be voted on. The voting Tuesday waa as fol Iowa: For council men: F. A. J. Gallwas 73 William Robertson 72 James Chrlatoo 70 John Feusl ? .G7 I -co Dcmvtt 13 School Board: Treasurer l>avld H. fhrlatoe 7( Clerk. L. W. Kllburn ?? In all. a total of 82 ballots were ('?at out of a total registration of IS6. Thla Is considered a good vote ?nd shows that while many of the citizens are reluctant to run for of fice themselves, they are quite will ing to vote for their friends. The polling place was at the city hall and the officials were: Tom Tracy. James Faherty and J. L. Kearney, judges, and Kd. Andrews nnd It. K. Coughlln, clerks. The new city offlclala will lake their positions oil next Monday night, when the old council meet* and turns the business of the city over to them. Three of the new ouncllmcn were members of the old ?juncll as well, they being Messrs. Kellx Cray, who fllled the unexpired ! term of A. T. Nelson. The retiring councllmen are Mayor | Elmer K. Smith. Oltv<r M. Olson. \ugust Olson and Burt Loomls When the new council meets Mon day night a mayor will be chosen Who Is slated for the position la not known. It la thought that for the other city positions there will be no ?otitrst as hut two men are employ ?d to nil nil the positions there are. ;nd as they are giving satisfactory ?crvicc and no one else wanta the lobs It Is likely that they will re NARROW ESCAPE llalph Wlntler. ft well known looal '?oatman and trapper, who has boon wintering at Tort Well*, had a nar row escape from death recently when a varicose vein III hia In* burat mil for two week* he lay In hla lonely mhln unattended and without ^rgical appliance*. Finally, when lie had recovered hla strength suf ficiently Mr. Wlntler sharpened up '?la poeketknlfe and drained the vein of stagnant blood, and manag ing to reach hla boat started the motor and ahortly thereafter became unconacloua. Kor several daya he drifted about In blinding mow "quails, Anally making t'ulroaa lal nnd. where the only remedy he * ould And wna some cold cream one of the ladles used ai a toilet prepar Krom Culrnaa he went to Kllamar ind thence to Valdcz. reaching here the fore part of the week. Mr. Wlntler I* a Spanish war vet eran and haa been In tlila district .1 number of years -Valdex Miner. SELKIRK JIM PASSES Mcdlcal officials from Whllehorse recently took (in Investigating trip to the head of l,ake l.aflarge to the camp of 8elkrk Jim and found that he and his wife and mother were all dead and that hla little 7-year-old daughter wan very alck alone In a tent there. They had all died from Influtnin. LEAVES FOR OREGON Kd Nlnnis. who for many years has been an employee of the Tread well Compauy. will leave today for hia ranch near Sprlngfleld. Oregon, where Mrs. Nlnnla and Mlaa Thelma are now located. IN KETCHIKAN According to lettera received here. Mr. and Mra. Hubert Vanden Wyer, who have been at Seattle since their marriage last fall, are now at Ketchikan, where they will make their home. LAUNDRYMAN INJURED A. 0. Johnson, proprietor of th? Hondas Steam laundry, suffered painful injuries lam Tuesday when ho slipped on the washroom floor at the laundry and got Ills hand caught In some revolving machinery. Sev eral lingers were badly mangled and may have to be amputated. In twenty-two yeara In the lauu dry business, this la the first Injury that Mr. Johnson haa had happen 10 him. SPEAK PIECES FOR PRIZES AT SCHOOL Declamatory Contest Comet to Cloae Tuesday Night at School Houie The flnal round of the Douglas High School declamatcry contest was held at the meeting of the Doug las Parent-Teacher Association Tues day evonlng. Six students had been chosen at the preliminary contest of the Friday afternoon previous, and the winners were Stanton Martin, first prlxe. with the "Chariot Race;" Selma Aalto. second prlxe. with Riley's "Beer Story," and Harold Oallwaa, third prize, with "Gunga Din." The Judges were Mrs. Livingston Wernicke, A. R Gurr and Joe Man The reat of the program waa vqry Interesting and was thoroughly en Joyed by a good sized crowd. Preliminary The preliminary contest to deter mine who should compete In the finals of the declamatory contests was held In the school house on Frl ?lay afternoon, and the following Is s list of the participants and the sub jects treated: Nora Mattson,' "The Law of the Yukon." Stanton Martin, "Chariot Race of lien Hur." George Valeeon, "De Voica de Germans Mccsed." I, ulna Aalto. "My Laat Duchess." RaiiKtltr KronqvItL "Danny Dee per." Harold Gallwaa. "Gunga Din." Clifford Anderson. "Tommy." Lucy Haskins. "Lost." Una Crowe. "The Prayer " Selma Aalto. "Riley's Bear Story." Jane Faherty. "To a Mouse." Mary Vesoja. "French 8tory." Alfred Hewitt, "Marengo." Those chosen to compete in the finals were Stanton Martin. Rang ?iar Kromivlst. Harold Callwas, Una ('rowe, Selma Aalto and Alfred Hewitt. The Judges were Mrs. James Chris toe. Mrs. Felix Gray and Mrs. Burt l.oomls. The Judges hsd a hard Job judging the relative merits of the various scholars and said that they all deserved favorable mention. ENTERTAINS KIDDIES Mr*. John Keual acted as hostess to the child rmi whr make their home* at St. Ann hospital, on Mon day and Tuesday of this week. Tht little one* war* entertained Mon day with an Kaiter party at which (Caster favor* were distributed and all the children were well fed and entertained. They were t aken to Mr*. Keuai'a home by Mlll*? Robert ton on their slelffh. On Tuesday the larger children were entertained in much the same way and had fully a* good time a* the smaller one*. A number of the'chlldren staying it the hospital are orphans, while other* are children whose parent* are not here. The treat waa a much appreciated one and for which much * redlt I* due Mrs. Veu*4. TWO EVENTS The pupil* of St. Ann Parochial si liool art preparing for two con templated eventa which will be given either the latter part of this month or early In May. One I* to be given by the high school children of the school when they have their rale of children'* summer dresses and other article* of wearing apparel. The music pupil* will give a re cital under the direction of Sister Mary Franca. The recital will be Interspersed with recitations, drills and play*. LEAVE MONDAY Alex T. Nelson will leave on the PrincMS Mary next Monday morn ing for Prince Rupert, where lie will ! atay for a time to look over the bu* . ine*s possibilities. FERRIS RESIGNS AT TREADWELL Hand* in Resignation to Take Effect on Fint of May ? Will Enter Bniineu L. 8. Kerrla, for the purl eighteen vp?rn connected with the Alaska Treadwen Company In varloua ra pacitlea, handed In bl* resignation last week, to take effect on May 1 next. Mr. Kerrla waa actlug aa steward of the Treadwell board Id* houae, employment agent and man ager of the Treadwell Club. L. 8. Kerrla Drat entered the em ployment of the Treadwell Company elghteeu yeara ago and worked in yarloua departments. Almost four teen yeara aao he waa made steward of the Mexican boarding houae, ylille T. A. Tubbs waa ateward at Jreadwell. He waa ateward at the Mexican until he aucceeded Kred P. Hcnaon. who had taken Tubba' place. The other poaltlona were amalgam ated with the ateward'a Job when the cave-In came and caused a re striction In the number of men em ployed. Mr. Ferris resigned for business reasons and will enter Into business |n some part of Alaska, and will, without a doubt, make a success of his endeavors. GUGGIES DON'T OWN KENNECOTT MINES Thorn- of ua who have believed that the Guggenhelma owned the Kenne cott mine and the Topper River rail way, have another Rue** coming. Re rent development* In New York, and half page advert Isementa of the tale of the bonds of the Kennecott Com pany, ahow that the Guggenhclms are only minor atockholdera In the propertlea, and the following newa story from a New York paper ahowt who the owner" really are: The Kennecott Copper Corporation ha* aold to a syndicate of banker*, headed by J. P. Morgan A Co.. fll. 000.000 ten-y?^r t per rent gold ?oiida. offered ?ubacrlptlon at 99 1-3 uar cent., Ulch If held to ma turity, will CQtylf Ibepi to yield 7 I-g per cant. 4 Itfl of th? principal stockholder* W(| given out yester day. Thla llat shQVf lb*l Harry Payne Whitney owna 30,000 shsras. He owned 67.290 shares In HIT. T. Coleman du I'ont owai 4,000 aharea. S. R. Guggenheim owna },H1 aharea. Hla brother Daniel owna 1,000 iharea. The truatee for a woman member of the Guggenheim family owna 47.181 aharea. Originally the Guggenhelma prac 'Ically controlled the property, but they are aald to have liquidated a great part of their atork when It ?old around CO, a* vera I years ago. Samuel Untermyer la credited with 25,000 aharea. He owned 22,3000 In 1917. Irwin Untermyer owna S.800 iharea. Associated In the syndicate with the Morpan Arm are the Flrat Na tional Rank, the National City Com pany Guaranty Truat Company, Rankera' Truat Company, William A. Read t ('? ; White. Weld k Co.; Klnnecutt k Co.; and Hayden. Stone A Co., all of New York, and the Flrat Truat and Savings Rank, the llllnola Truat and Savinga Rank, and ? 'he Central Truat Company, all of II | nola. Falrbanka Newa-Miner. ANOTHER SLAM Hlda are being asked for for a re arrangement of the mall aervlce be tween Douglaa Island. Thane and Juneau. Rids are being asked for a sii-day aervlce. meaning one round trip every week day with none on Sundays. The contract la at the preaent time held by the Juneau Ferry ft Navigation Company, with thirteen round tripa a week. The contemplated change will give no morning mall aervlce and no Sun day aervlce. the only trip being the one that leavea Juneau at 3 oVock In the afternoon and returning leaves he*e at 4:20. Rids are aaked to be in by May II, and the contemplated change wilt occur on July 1. LEFT HOSPITAL William Kelly haa ao far recovered from hi* recent severe attack of In fluent* to leave St. Ann hooplUI for hla home. Tom Donaghey, formerly of Doug laa. arrived at Ketehlkan from Seal tle on the last trip of the Admiral Wataon.