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The Ketchikan Miner
VOl”i~ KETCHIKAN, ALASKA, SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 1907. NO. 14 Many Lives Saved By buying Drugs at the Neatest Drug Store in Alaska The Revilla Drug Co. AMAZON RUBBER BOOTS ARE WARRANTED To be perfect in man ufacture and to give Satisfaction to the Wearer That’s what You are looking for, isn’t it? Price $8.50 Per Pair Polar Hemp Over Sock made for Rubber Boots, rubber over shoes, or any air tight footwear. Just a few reasons why the Polar Hemp Over Sock is a Winner. They are Porous, Elastic, Strong, Warm. They ventilate the feet, keeping them dry. One Pair will out wear Three Of any Other Kind. Price $1.00 Per Pair J. R. Heckman & Co. Agents Rates; $1.00 to $3.00 Electric Lighted Room with Bath Steam heated Hotel Stedman European Ketchikan JOHN W. STEDMAN Proprietor Alaska I Every Alaskan Should have a Savings Account with Dexter Horton & Co. Bankers, Seattle All Savings Account? draw interest at the rate of 4 Per Cent. DEPOSITS MAY BE MADE BY MAIL Write for Booklet Regarding Savings Accounts THE MINES What the Mines and Miners of This District Are Doing-Cheer ing Prospects Ahead. The Hydah will be ready to make her first shipment to the Hadley smelter is not more than ten days from now—in fact, would have been ready before this but for a delay in the receipt of some minor parts of machinery necessary to the operation of the incline tramway. The cars are on the wharf here waiting for transportation to the mine, and the other missing parts are expected on one of the first steamers next to arrive. The tramway and upper and lower bins are ready for use, and a considerable amount of high grade ore is ready to be sent down. The tramway, which will be operated by the gravity system, is 2.000 feet in length, and will deliver the ore from the upper to the lower bins, whence it can be transferred to scows, or on board steamers, at a minimum of cost. The present workings of the mine consists of an open cut about 40 feet square, the outlet to which is through a short tunnel to the upper bins. This cut lies at an elevation of 500 feet above tidewater, and as the length of the tram indicates, not more than 2,000 feet from the beach. The ore body, as shwon by the cut, is fully 10 feet wide, and that it carries depth is evidenced by the fact that the out crop is found continuous and unbroken all the way down the slope of the mountain to the beach. The ore is high grade, and the mine most favor ably located for the economical min ing and handling of product. It is expected that shipment for the first month or two will not exceed forty to fifty tons per day, hut the daily out put will gradually be increased as the workings are extended. There is every reason for the belief that the Hydah is destined to become one cf the greatest mines in the district, if indeed, not in the whole of Alaska. - I Victor Vigelius, who has a bond from Sanford and Powers, on what is known as the Giant group of mining locations, on the southwest side ol Gravina island, not far from Dali head, has a force of men on the ground doing development work, with good prospects of showing up some thing of more than ordinary value. The show of ore carrying good values in copper and gold is most promising, and the work now being done is with a view to determining somewhat definitely the extent of the -ore, body which is believed to be quite large. In fact that question being affirm atively settled, the development ol the property into a paying mine will then be a matter of comparatively short time only, there being no doubt whatever as to values. The fires of the Hadley smelter were relighted and the furnaces blown in yesterday (Thursday) forenoon, and they are again turning out copper matte galore. Mr. Kiddie seems, in the scarcity of coal for steaming pur poses, to have solved the problem by using wood under his boilers, combined with gas supplied by a process of his own, which answers every purpose, thus bidding defiance to the threatened prolongation of the coal famine. If, indeed, it proves that he has overcome the difficulty in that regard, there will be nothing, barring unforeseen accident, to pre vent a long and continuous run of the smelter. The Eureka group of claims, not far from the Nibiack, formerly known as the Copper Cliffs, now the property of Victor Vigelius, is again being explored, Mr. Vigelius having a force of men at work driving a cross-cut tunnel in the hope of tapping an ore body the existence of which is indi cated by the old workings, which were seemingy made more with a view to avoiding discovery than to the finding anything of substantial value. If the ore body is there—and i it probably is, Mr. Vigelius may be depended upon to find it. At the Moonshine, Cholmondeley sound, a small force of men are at work on the trail from the beach to the mine, which is being extended as rapidly as the snow, which is gradually disappearing, will permit. The force will shortly be increased, and it is probable that mine work can be resumed not later than the middle of May. It is claimed that there is ore enough in sight to cover all costs ' thus far incurred, together with all expenditures on account of develop ment, leaving a goodly margin ol profit besides. Sinking in the main shaft of the Red Wing mine at Copper City is still in progress) and will be continu ed to a further depth of 80 feet before drifting is begun on what will then be the lower, or 200 foot level. Captain Wyman is wisely pursuing the plan of following the dip of the vein in his operations, and is thus making the mine a good deal more than pa the cost of develcpment. He is tak ing out each day ten to twenty-five tuns of high grade ore, and will soon have a very considerable quantity of it ready for shipment to the smelter, New York, April 22—The author ities of Columbia College were horrifi ed by the discovery of the dead body of one of the students in the swim ming tank of the gymnasium yester day. Inquiry revealed the fact that the body was that of F. Day. A rigid investigation ia being held today,'as hazing is suspected. All those swim ' ming in the tank Saturday night have been supsended as the faculty believe that Day, who was a fresh man, was held under water by some of the advanced classmen untihhe be came unconscious. This theory is supported by the custom which has prevailed in the gynasium that fio freshman should be allowed in the tank between certain hours Saturday night. It is supposed that Day in fringed the rule, and his ducking and death followed. Goldfields, Nevada, April 22—The labor troubles, which have seriously retarded work in this camp for the past six months, are over, and every body feels better as a result. The owners have been very firm in their position, refuisng to recede at all from their original stand. A monster out door mass meeting was held yes terday afternoon, and after threshing out the matter pretty throroughly, the Western Federation decided to accept the owners, term and work will be resumed today. Washington, April 24—It was announced last night that Secretary of War Taft would sail for the Philippines immediately upon his re turn for Alaska. He will go with the intention of making quite a lengthy stay. The object of his 'visit will be to try to find a way to Americanize the islands more quickly, as the administration considers that this should be done. While there he will act as counselor for the first Philippine legislature, which, it is expected, will meet during the early fall. Washington, D. C., April 24—In reply to the objections raised by l.ibor unionists against his utterances of a few days ago about Haywood, Moyer and Pettibone, the indicted labor union officials of Colorado and Idaho, President Roosevelt has written an open letter explaining his position in the matter. “If I have been quoted as implying that Moyer and his associates were criminals, when I used their names in connect ion with that of Harriman, it has been under a delusion, by those so doing, as to my meaning. I took Moyer and Haywood in a generic <ense, not in their immediate con nection with the troubles for which they were arrested,” he said. “I object to any man or men who are professional agitators. I understand these men have been such, and if such is the case, I repeat my state ment that they are undesirable citi zens—any man is, who by his work would cause touble and discord. As far as the men Moyer and Haywood are concerned, in the present trial, I hope and trust that they will have a fair one,—every man is entitled to a square deal—but I have neither time nor patience for them or any one else who strives to tear down the property and destroy the freedom tf others.” Seattle, April 22—A burglar, who rivals the famous “Raffles” and others of lesser note—fruits of novel ists brains—has made his appearance in Seattle. Saturday night, he broke into a house whlie the family was down town, and, while packing away in his grip the part of the contents of the house which appealed most strongly to him. a messenger boy with a telegram for the matser of the house arrived on the scene. Mr. Burglar answered the boy's ring, re ceived and signed for the message and asking the hoy in treated him to a light luncheon while he finished the job of clearing up the family val uables. The police are entirely at sea as to the identity of the robber, whose description, a-t furnished by the boy, fails to tally with that of any of the crooks now known to be on the coast. Chelan, Washington, April 22— This part of the state is considerably worked up over the discovery of gold near this place. The find was made accidently while digging a well. Those who claim to know say that the formation is identical with the famous Cripple Creek. Values run high and much ore is in sight. Thousands of people are flocking here, and Chelan promises to become a thriving mining camp. New York, April 22—New York surgeons are congratulating them selves over an operation successfully accomplished recently, A boy playing > near a revolving band-saw fell on it and lost part of his forearm. Medical assistance was at hand, fortunately, and the arm was attended to at onoe, the flesh whldh was actually severed being replaced and now the member is apparently as good ns ever, Pittsburg, April 22—It has just come to light that a relative of Mrs. Thaw's committed suicide In this city some time ago. The police were paid to bush the matter up and the death was attributed to natural cause*, KETCHIKAN Local Happenings of the Past Seven Days Tersely Told. FROM TUESDAY’S DAILY Knight & Morrow have begun work on the new upper works of the steam tug Novelty, and judging from the kind of timber and material being used, the improvement will be of a wholly substantial character. The Alert took to Hollis this morn ing a force of men for the commence ment of work on the Crackerjack property, also a number of miners for the Mt. Andrew min*. Activity is the order of the day at the Ketchikan salmon cannery just now. The Chinks are cutting up tin at a tremendous rate, and shaping it into cans for the coming season’s pack. Shooting Gallery.—The Budweiser people are building a shed on the south side of their place of business, which will be used as a shooting gallery. With a skating rink, bowling alley and shooting gallery, the people of Ketchikan should find no trouble in disposing of their occasional leisure hours. The need of a gun club in Ketchi kan was made very apparent Sunday afternoon when the scores of the con testants in the initial shoot of the recently organized rod and gun club were exhibited. They ranged from 16 hits in 25 shots, made. by Joe Dubail, to 0 scored by more than one of the shooters. The club will hold weekly shoots hereafter in the hope of enabling some of its members to learn how to shoot. New Hull.—The Ketchikan Power company has decided to replace the hull of the tug Vigilant with one en tirely new, the material for which has been ordered. As yet no con tract has been let, but the manage ment hopes to see its way clear to having the work done here. It is not all winter in Ketchikan. Garden making is now in progress, and shrubbery has bevun to sprout and put forth its leaves and blossoms. Mr. Winter has, seemingly, removed his corpus delicti from the lap of spring. Prospectors are hieing themselves away to the woods and mountains just now, and the mosquito tieet is unusually busy in consequence. Another Fish House.—M. Alter, whose home is in Berlin, Germany, but who has been in the fish business in this country for many years, and who came here a few days ago, has purchased the E. K. Turner water front, u[)on which he purposes build ing a fish house for the curing “in all kinds of ways all kinds of fish” for the New York and German markets. Though that is the way Mr. Alter stated his intentions to the reporter, it is probable that it was not exactl y as he meant to be understood, and it is likely that he will confine bis buisness principally to the mild cur ing of salmon and halibut, which he wi 1 purchase from the local fisher men. The Princess May passed up last night with 150 passengers, but left no human freight here. Good News.—The furnaces at the Hadley smelter will be blown in again day after tomorrow. The Marion took over a force of twenty men to day, and will carrry over as many more tomorrow. The mangement has a small amount of coke on band, and has advices of an additional cargo be ing on the way, with assurances of more to follow. This will be good news to the people of the district generally. Dale Hunt is officiating as agent pro tern of the P. C. S. S. Co., dur ing the absence of Mr. Bold, the reg ular agent. FROM WEDNESDAY’S DAILY The Kallazeny woman, who was adjudged insane by a jury in Judge Stackpole’s court yeserday, and com mitted to Mt. Tabor, was taken away by deputy marshal Campbell, on the City of Seattle, last night. The husband, whom most people here hold responsible for the deplorable condition of the poor woman, whs taken along as a guard, it being considered the best means that could be adopted to rid Ketchikan of his presence. He seems to have absolute control of the woman, who Is either in mortal fear of him, or else possessed of a loving and forgiving disposition born of a diseased mind. Of course, he will not be permitted In or about the asylum, and the physicians here best acquainted with her case, think that with rest, care and proper treatment, she may re cover her mental health. The tug Mary D. Hume, towing the' barge Potter, arrived early this mornlhg and left about 10 o'clock, with her tow, for Hadley. The Potter has a cargo of 1300 tons of coke and 53 tons of coal, for the smelter. ’The Marion took to Hadley today, another complement of about twenty men, who will be employed at the J smelter, The tug Vigilant arrived back from Maple bay yesterday afternoon with the barge Japan, loaded with ore, in tow. The friends of L. C. Shaw, and they are many, will regret to hear that he has served his connection with the Brown-Alaska Co. at Had ley, where he has been employed as bookkeeper for the smelter for nearly four years. Lon says that he is going home to Salt Lake for the first vacation in years. He will probably accept a position later with the new mining and smelting company Dr. Paul Johnson is organizing for work io Nevada. C. M. McGrath, representative of the West Coast Grocery Company, is in town introducing to his customers Mr. Robert H. Hyde, who will act as his substitute in this field for a few months. Business of importance calls Mr. McGrath to Boston, and is likely to detain him there for a period of four or five months. The commercial travelers either must find Ketchikan a good business field, or else they prefer to spend their leisure time in a town having the best hotel—they come in pairs and triplets and platoons, and when once here do not appear to be unduly anxious to get away again. All jovial good fellows, too, and always wel come. . The excavation for Christ Hoover’s new two story building on Front street is practically completed, and preparations are being made to commence work on the foundation. It is the intention of Mr. Hoover to push the work on the superstruc tive as rapidly as may be consistent with a determination to make the building a wholly substantial one, and one that will be a credit to the town. New Stenographer.—Kazis Kranczu nas has what he claims to have needed in the transaction of his official business. She arrived at 7 :15 Tuesday, and tips the scales at nine and a half pounds. Mother and child doing as well as could be ex pected and father wholly convalescent. FROM THURSDAY’S DAILY The steamship Humboldt arrived on time this (Thursday) morning with 9 cabin and 17 second class passengers for Ketchikan, aDd about 40 tons of miscellaneous freight. She had also four cabin passengers for Hadley, one first and four second class for Wrangell, and five first and two second class for Juneau. .Bergman, the mild-cure fish buyer and packer, shipped a car load of salmon on the Jefferson today. These fish, which are the finest found in Pacific, waters go to the German market, in which there is a large de mand for them. The Portage Road.—Capt. Pills burv, of the road commission, arrived on the Humboldt this (Tnursday) morning, with a force of twenty men and ten horses, for the purpose of renewing work on the wagon road across the portage between the head of Cholmondelev sound and Hetta inle' , which will be pushed to completion at as early a day as may he practic able. The men, horses and supplies will he taken over to the field of operations without unnecessary delay, and the expectation is Unit the road will l)e fully completed during the present summer. Mr. George. Puli will have charge of the work of con struction, for the commission, Capt. Pillsburv remaining only long enougli to see the work fairly started. B. L. Myers, of the University Medical College, of Kansas City, arrived on the Humboldt, this morn ing, to spend the summer here with his brother, Dr. J. L. Myers. J. E. Sayles, of the Elite skating rink, accompanied by Mrs. Sayles, went south on the City of Seattle, for medical examination and treat ment, fearing that bis ailment may be such as to necessitate an operation. Mrs. John Raber left on the Jeffer son this morning for a visit witli relatives and friends at Seattle and Portland. Mrs. Frank Pearce arrived home on the Jefferson this morning, from a visit to friends and relatives at Juneau. The gasolene launch Hecla, belong ing to the Boca de Quadra cannery, came up front there this morning, nnd took away some machinery sent here some time ago from Hunter’s bny cannery, which belongs to the same company. Deputy Marshal Grant, of Wrangell, came down on the Jefferson for the purpose of escorting Frank Wheeler, who was recently held by Judge Stackpole to await the tender mer cies of a gand jury, back to com fortable quarters in the jail at Juneau, taking his departure within an hour after his arrival. Frank Pearce has resigned hi.1 position as bookkeeper at the Hadley smelter, and is again in evidence he hnid the wicket of the Tongass Trad log company's Counting-room. Mr. Frye, lately occupying the post t< which Mr. Pearce lias succeeded, ha accepted a similar position with tin Niblack Copper company, and will remove to that place, with his family, next week) PENCIL AND SCISSORS —Snow fell to the depth of four inches at Skagway on the l!>th inst.— the latest in the season snow was ever known to fall at that place, says the Alaskan. — “There is some talk,” says the Juneau. Dispatch, “of a movement to have a company of U. S. soldiers permanently located at Juneau.” Why Juneau, rather than Douglas or Treadwell where, judging from recent events, they are more likely to he needed? But then it doesn’t matter very much how the soldiers are distributed; a one man government is as likely to need them in one place as much as another. —William Harwell, a young man who came to Juneau about a month ago was committed to the custody of the United States Marshal yesterday by Judge Folsom upon an executive warrant from the governor of the state of Illinois, to be held awaiting the arrival of extradition papers which have been issued and are now on the way. Harwell is charged with forgery committed at Piper City, Ford County, Illinois.—Juneau Kee ord-Miner. —That settles it. At a meeting of the Juneau Common Council, last Fri day evening Mayor Forrest stated that he had talked with Gov. Hoggatt on the question of a change in the federal law so as to allow municipal authorities to control matters within their boundaries, and that the gover nor had informed him that he was opposed to any such change. By and by the mayor of Juneau will tumble to the fact that the relief he seeks can be secured in only one way—the way that will make all Alaska, outside as well as inside the incorporated towns, self-governing territory. —The postoffice department is now negotiating with the owners of the steamer Humboldt to carry mail. Some weeks ago the smaller post office officials in Alaska filed a vigor ous protest with the postal depart ment against the Humboldt carrying stamped letters. The complaint was based on the matter of concellation. Most of the postmasters in Alaska are paid on this basis, and they com plained that whereas they sold the stamps used for letters mailed on the Humboldt they lost the cancellation. Following this, it is claimed, the postal authorities opened negotiations for a Humboldt mail contract.— Juneau Dispatch. And thereby hangs a tale. The Humboldt owners de clined to carry mail at a less rate of compensation than that paid to other ships for the performance of the same service, and in response to an offer of half rate, offered to carry mail each trip free of charge, which offer was in turn declined by the depart ment—and there we are! Vancouver, B. C., April 24—Tho labor unions of British Columbia are uniting to secure the enforcement of tlie alien labor law against Ameri cans. This movement is the result of the United States immigration authorities enforcing the American alien labor law so rigidly. Hitherto, while tlie law has been tecognized, it has not been enforced against fishermen and cannery employes who have been allowed freedom in coming and going on both sides of the line. Recently, however, this order of things 1ms changed on the other side of the line, and to get even the labor element of this city is heading a movement to protect the laboring men of Canada. Chicago, April 24—The Daily News last night printed a full page story stating that W. R. Hearst, the millionaire newspaper owner and professional candidate for office, had his plans laid to step into tlu National Democratic Convention and —working the dark horse racket— grab the nomination for president. Hearst recently made the statement at a banquet in this city that he would run as an independent candi date for the presidency. It is now believed by local Democrats that this statement was made as a blind to quiet the suspicions of tho Den o cracy. Hearst figures that, with lis papers distributed all over the country as they are, lie will be able to win out against any man the Re publicans can put up, excepting Roosevelt, of course. Havana, Cuba, April 2-!—Governor Magoon this morning issued a ] rec lamation granting complete amnesty to rebels who were implicated in looting in tlie recent rebellion in Cuba. It is thought here that this is a most politic move and will foster aith in the stability and fairness of he government, Indianapolis, April 24—A peculiar cene was witnessed In one of tho .uburbs of this city yesterday after" ionn, when a while woman armed with a shot gun SUcessfnlly stood off k mol) who were trying to get a r■ i from her house to lynch him. The authorities arr veil on , ne sect in time to drive off the mob and place i the man in the city jail.