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lr. Ernest Dite: Pescrihes Northwest Trip
^tnintfvK'aTd tWtäiBiiiii Itepun milieu by the Traveler Who is One of the Bnsiness Leeders of our City. !1 a. m.. g»v<- me a few hour; I C.'s erai'k New Orloans-Chicago train.. the trip fruit ami timber he!! was made in the day time, we were crossing the , everythin;.' was green l> Chicago at t 1 a. nt., n September 1st. the night. The next mornin.tr month -t. .Inly 27. when die deaths and 34 pros , . „ me >1 .. New Orleans before Lt*a\ intr now«* at » leaving on No. 2, the i;p through M isstsstppi ; j-eaching Memphis befo level wi#at fields of Indiana. The month being Jut. as far as the eye could reach. Our train pulled int« north and south train called the Panama Limited and north and south trail called th. Panama Limited and on St I c. shaved 3 hours off the already fast scht dme. i reached Chicago on that memorab'.' 'i'tuivs.K • thermometer registered 105 degrees and there wen trations from fieut. i hunted a cool spot on a little pleasure launch out on 4,be bosom of Lake Michigan where even there hardly a breath of air was stirring. Although Chicago in summer is usually pleasant and a great center for tourists and usually have cool winds off the Lake. 1 was m r> glad to got on the Burlington at Ot30 p. m. Our train traveled in an almost westerly direction until we reached the Mississippi River at Savanna, at which point we arrived near midnight. We followed the banks of the Mississippi up through Wisconsin and readi ed St. I'aui, one of the twin cities of Minnesota at 7:30. Leaving St. Paul the same morning on the Northern Pacific, wo traveled partly west through Minnesota and north through North Dakota, entering Canada and reaching Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada's hustling middle western city at 11 p. tn. the same day. The trip no iron St. I aul was across great wheat fields. Winnepeg is th ■ only American city that has adopted the European war measure of saving daylight by turning time one hour, consequently the railroad and city t rue is «Tiff'Mini. \\ nnepog is the home of the famous Hudson Bay Co., which derived its charter from the English government to barter with Indians and handle turs since the seventeenth century. Our great Henry Ford has .just completed an im mense auto factory in Winnepeg for the purpose of saving the import duty on Fords which amounts to considerably more than $100. Saturday evening began one of my most pleasant railroad journeys -crossing a distance of 1800 miles and consuming 72 hours without change. "The road, The Grand Trunk Pacific, is Canada's newest and most norther ly transcontinental line. The first 1000 miles is across the peat prairies of Manitoba and Saskatchewan and a part of Alberta, reaching Edmontown at 10 o'clock the second night out. After leaving Edmonton we soon began to approach the Canadian Rockies and early the next morning our train began to approach the boundaries of Jasper Park and later Mount Robson Park, two of Canada's prettiest national parks. The train made several stops giving the tourists time to view some of nature's beauties. Mount Robson nearly 1400 feet elevation and perpetually snow covered was seen under very favorable circumstances. At one point the train stopped and the conductor escorted us through an Indian village with its many wierd looking .totem poles and also Indian graves, each with its little wooden shed resembling some rich children's play houses. The road-bed was as smooth as could be. At night in your berth you could hardly tell you were on a train. We crossed the Rockies through Yellowhead Pass at an altitude of only 3720 feet, the lowest crosing of the Rockies by any transcontinental line. After traversing tiundreds of jailes through virgin forests of fir, pine and spruce, following first the Fraser river as far as Prince George and thence through the beautiful Skeena river valley for 200 miles to Prince Rupert, Canada's most norther ly port, the same being over 700 miles north of Seattle. Prince Rupert s principal industries are mining and the fisheries. We reached Prince Ru pert Ob' Tuesday afternoon, just one week after leaving Morgan City. I boarded the same Company's steamer. Prince Rupert the following day at noon for the famed Alaska trips over the gorgeous inside route. We ar rived at Ketchikan, the most southern Alaska port, lit 4 o'clock the same afternoon. Ketchikan is noted for the great and very plentiful variety of fish in its waters. On my previous trip to Alaska the salmon were running at this point. The salmon were so plentiful that you could laterally cross the stream on a mass of wriggling salmon. There were apparently a million in sight at one time. It was during the spawning season and they were coming out of the ocean and goin up the little streams to feet in still water to spawn but there was a waterfall to leap before going up the stream. There were a very few that were able to succeed. After depositing the spawn, the mother salmon dies and the young salmon invariably re turn to the same stream to spawn. We made Wrangle the next morning where our steamer discharged 150 tons of salt from Seattle, and by the way after the last of the salt was taken from the steamer it was found that an error was made and that the salt should have been unloaded at St. Petersburg, about fifty miles further north. We left it for the next steamer to move. A few hours after leaving Wrangle we entered the tur bulent Wrangel narrows where for about ten miles the pilot must keep s cool head and an eagle eye. We arrived at Junian, the capital,' on Friday morning. Junian is situated on the Gastrinian Channel and almost opposite the great mining town of Douglas, the home of the great Tread well gold mines, where are located the largest gold-stamping mills in the world, containing over 1000 stamps. The Treadwell Mines are the greatest dividend paying mines, yet the ore worked there would not be noticed in any of our western states on account of its poor quality, "panning out only $2.50 per ton. The secret of the Treadwell's success is water power for generating ^electricity, thereby eliminating every industry s greatest expense fuel. The next morning, Saturday, we made Skagway at the head of Lynn Canal (not a man made canal) made famous for the go ing in place of the great gold rush of 1808. * Skagway is situated in a beautiful valley and is the terminus of the White Pass and Yukon R. R., the other terminus being 111 miles inland at White Horse on the Yukon river and 140 miles south of Dawson which ig also on the Yukon. The distance from Seattle to Skagway is a little over 1000 miles and the trip is like going up a great river, being prac tically inside the whole distance and being bordered on both sides by snow covered mountains the whole distance and after getting above Wrangel you can see numerous glaciers with their surfaces shining in the distance. The steamer remained at Skagway until the following afternoon (Sunday) to give those who wished an opportunity of making the railroad trip either as far as Lake Bennett, just across the boundary into the British Yukon or to White Horse. i choose to remain in Skagway and do a little mountain climbing, ac companied by two young lady Canadian school teachers. We were surely rewarded for our efforts for no more beautiful views on earth could be witnessed than those witnessed from the mountain tops around Skagway. We left Skagway on Sunday afternoon and we had aboard the noted Anglican Bishop of the Yukon who held services aboard the steamer that evening and lectured on his work among the Indians and Esquimeaux in Alaska and along the coasts of the Arctic ocean, ' telling many anecdotes of thrilling experiences and hardships and at one time he and his guide had come to the necessity of eating their buckskin shoes. Up in Alaskan waters it is common to have from 18 to 20 hours of sunshine and the twilight between sunset and sunrise is so bright docks are necessary to warn you of bed time. On our way the steamer made a side trip to visit the Great Taken Glacier. With iceburgs on all sides the scene is one long to.be remembered. Our steamer was twin screw and oil burner and her speed was 19 knots, about 23 miles, an hour, very fast for Alaskan waters. We stopped at Vancouver, the western terminus of the Canadian Pacific and Canadian Northern Railways. Van couver has a land-locked harbor and is deep enough to accommodate any ship without the expense of dredging. While at Vancouver I witnessed the loading of great quantities of war supplies consigned to the Russian government at Vladigvostok, Russia's only Pacific seaport. This shipment consisted of two solid trains of barbed wire, one train of steel rails and another train of steel cross-ties for narrow gague railroads and about fifteen car loads of car wheels with adjustable axles to fit different gauge roads. This material was all American made and diverted from shipment through Seattle on account of the longshoremen's strike there. It was being loaded aboard the Canadian Pacific's steamer. Empress of Russia, the largest steamer on the Pacific and on an American ship, the Mary Dollar, one of the Dollar Line ships owned by Capt. Dollar, the pioneer American ship owner of the Pacific. We reached Seattle at G a. m. and my two Scandinavian friends were there at that early hour to welcome me and to make my sea y with them enjoyable. These two young men arc both married to Mrs. IP's first cousins who visited us fourteen years ago. Seattle has improved wonderfully since my last visit during 'it. ex position of 1909. Seattle was considered one of the hübest cities in the world but th« enterprising ci' r-ducing its grades. « x< ;;\ n d ore-half as mu« h dirt as the l r.i'-.d States Government «lid in dire':, the Panama Canal. Sea!tie i -denied ■•n Puget, one of tin- finest ami deepest harbors in !h« w«> '■«! and -d i rt .do miles from the i'aeifi« t nn .o h i the strait of .luar de Kuo . ;:!*'• j The reason i sie ; for lighting a ml s, i «I and ■:!.«, nt do miles fern . that*'- i, the last lient «'.I idly *■ «-y» I. light Is. S. aille «I« -riv • ■ \ i. . r.-m Smeiualine Kalis. . hi Thes, falls supply th« i .vvei for the eitii Seatin' has a curfew 'a wthat .11 cities sf f Tacoma and E.er-dt «I i-opy. At 10 r m [every light in the city flashes three times. sign for all child' n ; ! j hiking for home or in the company :> r heir parents or guardian. K-utile : is hounded on the east by beautiful Lake Washington. 28 miles long i jthout 4 miles wide. She lias also a lake near the center of the « :«y. i ike Union. Seattle this year with the assistant-, of the United Stat-s t,..\ eminent has connected Lake Washington and I.aki Union with Id.-,' Soumi by a lock that is exceeded in size only by the Panama locks. (To he continued) BERWICK. COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS Regular meeting called to order Septem oer 0, 1916, Mayor Sam Wat kins presiding. Roil call and the following eouncilmen answered present: i J. Johnson, E. H. Scott, M. M. Fortin and Chas. Jacobs. Minutes of last regular meeting read and approved. The finance com mittee report was read and the following bills ordered paid: Voucher No. Nmount 533 Joe Smith ar.d E. Brown. Street and Landing....... ... . 1 37 530. Cyrus Broussard, Board of Health......... ......$60 05 531 Sol Bataman, Street and Landing,................1.25 532 R. E. Todd, Past Salary, ................................ i 0.00 534 E. Brown, Street and Landing ............................ 6.85 535 Ed Payton, Street and Landing, .......................... 1.25 536 E. Brown, Street and Landing, ........................... 2.50 537 Joe Smith, Fire Department, ............................75 538 R. E. Todd, Balance Salary, .............................60.00 539 C. Jacobs, Salary.......................................10.00 540 Morgan City Review, Printing............................ 5.00 541 W. Drury, Salary Light Plant, ...........................75.00 542 Sam Watkins, Salary, Light Plant ........................30.00 543 Sol Bateman, Labor..................................... 2.25 544 Sam Watkins, Labor, Fire Department, .................... 3.75 545 M. Felts, Hauling Garbage, .............................. 3.00 546 W. F. Bowman, Fire Department, ......................... 2.10 547 Pierce Oil Company, Fire Department.................... 10.73 548 Berwick Mercantile Company, Fire Department ............ 8.00 549 Watkins Machine Works, Fire Department .................21.30 559 Texas Oil Company, Light Plant, ........................20.50 551 Brownell <C Drews, Streets and Landings, .................. 2.43 552 Louisiana Fish and Oyster Company, Streets and Landings. ...59.00 553 R. E. Todd. B. H. $10.00. Inc. $2.75.......................12.75 554 Cyrus Broussard, B. H.................................. 1.00 555 E. H. Bojarsky, Light Plant, .............................70 Total...................................................$355.46 Marshall's report was read as follows: g% Electric Lights, collected, ................7^...............$109.45 Balls Permits Collected, ................................... 3.00 Bill Board, Collected, ..................................... 10.00 River Front Rent Collected, ................................ 45.25 Total ..........................................$167.70 Moved and seconded that report be received and spread on minutes. Motion carried. Moved and carried that all garbage be hauled on the first Tuesday in each month and that residents be notified to that effect. Motion carried. Mayor authorized public improvement committee to fix road to Bayou Black as far as finances would permit. Th re being no further business, the meeting adjourned. CHAS. JACOBS, Clerk. S a m a Busy Again A Soliloquy in Two Paragraphs "That's the third time this morning. I can't wait a moment longer on that fellow. Let roe see—what is Smith's number? "If Jones won't provide sufficient telephone facili ties for his customers, he can't blame me for dealing elsewhere. Operator, give me 437." How do you know this very occurrence doesn't happen with your single telephone. Have an auxiliary line; the cost is trifling. Call the business Office to day. CUMBERLAND TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH COMPANY I NCORPOPtATID Sts^ 4TID WANTED A.; .....1 Catholic Homo«- for our orphan hahv chil dren of one and a half i«> live years For pa r lieu la is apply to your parish priest or to our southern representative. L K. Cenas, 1117 N. tiochebb.ve St r.. New Orleans, La. THE NFAV YORK FOUND* LING HOSPITAL I Take HERBINE for al! dis turbances in the bowels. It purifies the bowel channels, promotes regular movements and makes you feel bright, vig I lorous and cheerful. Price -50c. Sold by Belanger Drug Co. - 'i » tit ; V A* X On Tim e a Mere I r omise x Ï-0 rxit. we e uö 4.L, ! Lt t I la oui y j « i'k \ an to entitle patronage NATION AI« UA'I s ] j K.KUj )( ;> : ' -, ( :< n: \ | LihhyN .->lii ■«! I'.ncjppii ! 2 « . .15« j Sinai -Loaf Lima Bean. 1 pound tins ! 0« ; Pun- Olive Oil,) lagnii pint bottle Underwood v Deviled Ham, tin 15< Miscellaneous Household Goods Holstra insect powder, with sprayer j 5c 1 ol ' et Paper, 6 rolls 25c V5hisi; I boom, each Old Dutch Cleaner l()c ■Mattress Twine, in balls 5 C Sa poliu, l ake Dread Knives, each 20c « liithcs Unes, 25 ft $ c Vi ash Boilers, medium size, ...............40c FRESH SHIPMENT -Chocolate lingers and Chocolate Dainties, package....... .............| 0c They are mighty fine with iced tea. RECEIVED LAST WEEK - a very fancy line of Candies. If you are passm .. the store rodav step in our candv department and look them over. Hdb fl lb, is % The Peoples State & Savings Of Morgan City, La., The Bank that Pays 3 1 2 per cent Next to The Postoffice Building Assurance is afforded that you will have modern facilities unu every essential equipment at your disposal, 5Ve invite new accounts. Our record of successful service assures the satisfactory handling of any business entrusted «eu*. We Pay 3 1-2 Per Cent on Savings Account» Open Saurdny nights until 8 o'clock No hccount t<*>*n> al Dr W J MeO !w:., Piesid.mt C. A. Kit.inns. Cashier. H. \l h.....w. Ass't ('i.-hier. Capital and Surplus $40,000 "The People's Bank for the People" t J. yiiiwm attorney at i.aw Notary «m n.u Kirs: \ menai Bji.v P» dg - Phone 9j Practice tn Fédérai aon State ( °urts. M«>K* : A V « i I V ! v. mKî : v "9T, T Ls ■ t v pass: IK ! 03-5C WAS H 1 I MR. MKI.'CHANT What's t im us*« of you - carry lag a complete stock " gonds unless Folks know a. h ' y 1J got ; | Plume lln. WS. »Ill MU' Jules J. In* uraduated fromD? ; Avito Engineer«! School Will ( »v.-rhaiil Your f * r a . ^ —"v - Hull W« ! « « ar,* hv month "■ Or. J. Wat* Bnrwit PhyM .an and Util-,«- ll.mrs 1 **• ,,p,«SI* dTnTfTm^ I »hy.inan »"O"^ "* ' v "' k ,io*,r,Tlw ,I, - ni •ji you ri« Columns of Mort» *lv Review'.