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The Ketchikan Miner
Of Ketchikan. Alaska
Transacts a General Banking Business
The easiest way to establish your credit in a community is
to open an account with your home Bank.
Small accounts are welcome
M. A. Mitchell - Cashier
^ A Shipment of Fancy Summer Suits ^
a From Hart, Schaffner & Marx ^
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4* Ccprngh: 1906 by Hir: Schafrnrr H Mirx ^
^ They are Swell. See Them Berore the Assortment is Broken ^
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\ J. R. HECKMAN & Co. $
Many Lives Saved
By baying Drags
at the Neatest Drug Store in Alaska
The Revilla Drug Co.
Rates; 31.00 to 53.00 Electric Lighted
Room with Bath Steam heated
Hotel Stedman
Proprietor Al&SKcl
Every Alaskan
^ Should have a Savings Account with
Dexter Horton & Co.
Bankers, Seattle
All Savings Accounts draw interest at the rate of
4 Per Cent.
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Stiis Heit<d
The Hotel Revilla
J. F. Dub«i, Winger
Suites with Bath ALASKA
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What the Mines and Miners of
This District Are Doinj-Cheer
in? Prospects Ahead.
What appeass to be one of the most
promising discoveries yet made in
this district is that of W. W. Rush
ar.d \V. I_ Pot sou on what is known
as the Copper Center claims at Kai ta
bay. Prince of Wales island- about
midway be: ween the Rush i Brown
and the Hydah properties—where
they have exposed a body of good ore.
some of it apparently more than or
dinarily high grade. “2J"> feet in
length and 12b feet wide. This ore
body has been uncovered in fifteen
different open cuts or pits, in all of
which good ore is shown. The ore is
a chalconyrite asscciate.i with mag
netite and epidote. in a format ten
of diabase anei diorite. The ore
body, at discovery, lies at an eleva
tion of about 4-V> feet above sea level,
and not more than one mile from a
good harbor and wharf location, to
which the product can Is? inexpen
sively conveyed by means of a gravity
tramway. In fact, the property is
most advantageously located fcr
economical oj'eratioD. both as to ex
pense-* of equipment and subsequent
exploitation. The owners, though
I indulging the well grounded belief
1 that they have the nucleus of a great
mine, are net inclined to rest on their
virs. but nisi proceed to further pro—
;>?ct their rind, pending such arrange
ments as they may be able to make for
its development on a scale commen
-urate with its very apparent great
Tiie Henriette is Mr. Andrew
loading ore. and will probably, by the
time this is in type, have departe-.
of 1000 tons or more.
! Everything is moving satisfact
at the mice, and the management
st in - tot - ' this
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aril. :>e forthcoming—at not less than
The big ship Ha-van;, which passed
g the night about ten days
age. returned Thursday, and went
n here t Snl where sue i.
D-..v taking on a cargo of Jumbo ere.
Shi ts a carrying capacity of icon
tons, and will take a full cargo—re
■ turning to Mt. Andrew to Cll up
■ it the
Jumbo. It is believed, however, that
she will find a fall cargo at the last
mentioned mine. assuming the
I damage to the aerial tram and the en
largement of the bins to have been
The Hadley smelter is running full
time, and handling an average of 3->
tons of ore daily.
D. W. West and H. P. Decker, of
Seattle, it 3 year ago pur
chased from Cap:. Wyman some min
ing pro petty in McLean - Arm. Prince
of Wales island, and who since then
have done considerable work in the
way of development, appear to be so
well pleased with the outlook that
they are planning to put up an aerial
tram, and are now on the ground
looking up toe must feasible route.
The Miner is not fully advised as to
their intentions, but it looks as if one
mere wi.i scon be added to the al
ready considerable number of busy
mining camps of the district.
J. E. Lstbrop. Gerorge May and
Frank Doverspike have made wha’
they believe to be a most promising
1 discovery at their Lost mine, on
Tv 1-t y- -1. which is at the entrance
to the bay of that name. In driving
a tunne . ih ■- passed through 2k feet
] of magnetic iron to where they en
countered highly mineralized ground
—magnetic iron, shot through with
native copper, with some beruitv.
and oee -iona! thin sear.-.s of native
mineral. At the end of Jr feet, where
he work was left of! temporarily for
the ptrr;<*se of pursuing a Jong con
f-mpla'.ed re«earch of the ground in
rrvesing between To.»toi and Karts
bays, the sl ow of mineral is «uch as
o justify the belief that they have
struck a lead of much mere than erdi
aas v valua. Thev are so firm in this
■muiet that they are content to rest
•.here, until they shall ha vescom pitted
■ tain work they have laid out to do
>u other promising locations while it
:\n be done to the 1— «t advantage.
A compressor plant is being install
rd at the Grackerjack: and it
■.ppears to be the ir.’. ;r,rion to push
■.hi vrn k of development on that
; property with ail possible vigor.
Broken Down. —B. C. Bacon, repre
sentative of the Ladd intere-ts in
this sectiori, went to the Omar, the
other day. taking with him a force
of men to p e are for loading
; the He riette with a cargo of K»*»
tons of ore. only to find oa his arrival
there that fifty feet of the front pa t
of the wharf had been bfokin dosr,
by whatever mean* he is unable lo
determine. FioJing. therefore. that
it would be impoMible to load the ore
he returned here with his force, in
time to intercept the ship upon which
It Wi* to have ie?t sliipp.-d. u>i tor
save her a useless trip io o zj-iowl
Arm, There is no loss, however,
without mate ga r,, and in this
instance the gain will be to the Mt
Andrew, the management of which
will Ire glad to avail itself of the
opportunity to furnish the Henrietta
with a foil cargo now on hand and
awaiting shipment.
New York May b. —The country at
' large is getting tired of the hubbub
the unions and people of that ilk are
raising over the President's remarks
anent Moyer, Haywood and Harri
man. Yesterday an animated session
of the Federated unions of this city
was held at which the principal topic
of discussion was the same old story
.of what the President has said. A
i letter from him was read in which he
demanded that the unions ‘how him
what actual wrong he had ~uone the
prisoners. He said "I have not said a
word alout this present trial.
"But it is a simple absurdity to sup
pose that because any man is on trial
for a given offeuse he is therefore to
' be freed from ali criticisms upon his
general conduct and manner of life,
la my letter, to which you object,
I referred to a certain prominent
financier, Mr. Harriman. on the one
hand, and to Messrs. Moyer. Haywood
and Debs oil the other, as being
equally undesirable citizens.
"It is fooish to assert that this was
d- -igne-j to influence the trial of Moy
r nd Haywood as to assert that it
v. as designed to influence the suits
that have been brought against Mr.
Harriman. I neither expressed nor
indicated any opinion as to whether
Mess;-. Moyer and Haywood were
guilty of the murder of Gov. Steuen
“But no possibe outcome either of
the trial or the suits can affect my
;augment as to ttie undesirability of
the type of citizenship of those whom
I mentioned. Messrs. Mover. Hay
wood and Debs stand as representa
tives of those men who have done as
much to discredit the labor movement
the worst speculative financiers
ir most unscrupulous employers of
iabor and debuehers of legislature
have dene :o discredit honest ca;
i;a'i> ~ and fair dealing business men.
"Trey -land as the representatives
of these men. who. by their public I
utterances and manife-toes, by the i
utterances of the papers they control
or inspire and by the words and deeds
<t those associated with or subord
inated to them, habitually appear, as
guilty of incitement to "or apology
for bloodshed and violence.
"If this es n : Stitote undesir
able citizenship, then there can never
be aDy undesirable citizens. The
men whom I denounce represent the
men who have abandoned that legiti
mate movement for the uplifting of
labor, with which I have the most
hearty sympathy : they have adopted
practices which cut them off from
those who lead this legitimate move
"Certain representatives of the
great capitalists in turn condemned
uae for including Mr. Harriman in
my condemnation of Messrs. Moyer
and Haywood*. Certain of the repre
-eDtatives of labor in their turn con
flruned me because I included Messrs.
Moyer and Haywood as undesirable
citizens together with Mr. Harriman.
I am as profoundly indifferent to the
condemnation iD one case as id the
"I challenge as a right the support
of all good American*, whether wage
earners or capitalists whatever their
occupation or creed, or in whatever
portion of the country they live,
when I condemn both the types of
bad citizenship which I have held
up to reprobation. It seems to me a
mark of utter insincerity to fail thus
to condemn Ixith and to apologize, foi
either rob# the man thus apologized,
of all right to condemn any wrong
doing in any man. rich or poor, in
public or j rivate life. “
The Miner was mistaken, in part,
in its statement concerning the sur
vey of the Petersburg townsite. The
survey of the forty acra tract which
it is now proposed to utilize for town
site purposes, wa* made and paten
obtained some years ago, by soldiers,
additional homestead entry, so that
the title i# already vested in the com
pany opera: r.g the cannery and othei
industries at that place. Mr. Ryu.
will, therefore, go there /or the pur
pose of platting the proposed sitr
1 preliminary to putting the lots on
the niatket. Thus, it i# believeo
I that Petersburg, already the seat o.
large Industrial enterprises. wii
speedily become a town of consid
erable imjxtrtance. It already
1 boast* a large salmon car.nety. saw
; mill, ‘hip building and repair plan!
vith marine ways, and is pr actical!;,
the headquarters of the halibut fishing
j industry which centers in Wrangell
narrows. ___
Th - incorporation at Chicago o!
t'r* An-rfcan Executing Company,
’’organized to execute criminals who
are sentenced to death, i» either s
huge joke or on? of the g.-imm -st o
e iminentarie* upon the capacity o(
t in American to turn everything t<
! bisines# advantage.
The latest tbu g in euuiiner drinks,
land a !*-<«> age that 1# expected tr
jump in to popular favor whenever it
get* varm enough, i« the Boose vch
lemonade. Of course everybody will
, e-xp-cr ir to have a big “stick in it.
Local Happenings of the Past
Seven Days Tersely
H. E. Heckman, of Loring, has
i bought the Fremont King lot and
residence, on the corner of Main and
Grant streets.
The Miner has a lot of vega table
and flower seeds, fresh from the de
partment of agricultural Washing
ton. which it will be glad to dispose
I of, without money and without price,
to those who will agree to plant them
j either in their gardens or front yards.
They can be had either by calling at
this office or writing to the editor.
Frank Bold is the proud possessor
‘of a new 16 foot skiff which Knight &
i Morrow have built for him. The
boat has fine lines and should be an
easy one to handle.
Work on Christ Hoover’s new
| building is moving right aloDg.
j demonstrating that Councilman
Thomas Torry knows his business
when it comes to drafting plans and
! erecting a building.
Thos. Torry will have supervision
; of the work on the new custom house
: soon to begiD.
Church Commemoration.—Next Sun
day will be the Three Hundredth
anniversary of the planting of the
' Church in America. It is 300 years
ago today, according to the Church
Calendar, since the Jamestown settle
ment began, and 300 years next Sun
day since the first church service
was held. While this was not the
first service on the continent by an
English priest, it was the first in any
permanent settlement. This marks
the lieginning of the church in that
1 part of the continent to be known
later as the United States. Service
commemorative of this event will be
held on Dext Sunday.
H. Z. Burkhart,, of the Ketchikan
Power company, is a passenger on
the Humboldt for Seattle. He ex
pects to l>e absent for ten days or a
fortnight. He started loaded down
with mail for deposit in the Seattle
postoffice, owing to the ship not being
i permitted to carry the mails free
| of cost to the government, which at
■ the same time refuses to pay the
-ame rate per trip as allowed to the
! other ships carrying the mails to and
I from southeastern Alaska—a case of
: -,enuriousness on the one hand, and
f -
i of stubborn indifference to the con
: venience of the public on the other.
Dr. Gillespie, of the Mt. Tabor san
: tarium, who is on a vacation trip,
l was a homeward bound passenger on
; the Humboldt today. He stated to a
| Miner representative that there are
at present seveny-eight Alaska
, patients in the Mt. Tabor institution,
[but that his experience is that the
j >er centage of incurables is much
! less than that of those from Washing
; ton and Oregon—the disease in a
i majority of Alaska patients amount
: :ng to nothing more than a mlid tvpe
! of melancholia, which yields readily
! co proper care and treatment.
i Dr. G. M. Irwin, formerly court
; commissioner at Douglas, now resid
, ng at Seattle, was a passenger or.
i the Humboldt today. He had beei.
j a attendance at court in Juneau,
| and judging from his remarks is not
j wholly enamored with the present
; Kteupant of the bench pro tern.
The Alaskan filled her bunkers this
j morning and during the day left foi
i Mt. Andrew where she will load or
| or Ladysmith. She will leave fo.
j seatttle via Ladysmith tonight.
Charles Depp? is seriously contem
I 'dating letiring from the nerve rack
' mg profession of tonsorial artist and
entering the ranks of the agricul
j turis'.s. He claims the finest garden
,d Ketchikan but The Miner is , from
Mo., and will have to be shown.
(How’s that for a hint for some gar
den sas*.)
Match Game Tonight.—The Bach
j dors Clui) Bowling team are going
to try conclusions with the All Stai
: '.earn at the howling alley tonight.
: Each team thinks it has a good show
of winning, so an interesting contest
is assured.
Toilers up those stairs on the way
o the courthouse are at geeablv sui
prised as they nejr the top to see the
fine garden F. F. Gilmore has prepac
ked there. If the results are as good
i vs the work that has iKen done the
garden will be a winner,
i Ketchikan people who fee! like
> aking a shy at Seattle real estate,
van’t do better than consult the Ash
•iassiocher company, Of which our
old townsman, E. A. Von Has* I ocher,
ippears to be the moving spirit,
The Humboldt passed down this
forenoon, stopping long enough at
this port to tak- on fl.ty boxes of
Salmon and a few passengers.
niff Farkburst i« now head tvee
at Huh r* Lathrop’* floating «tor>
,u ti.e fishing gjo'ut.ds mat Ft. Htew
Toe Gity of Seattle Is reported lr
•able to have sailed from Brittle for
; southeastern Alaska at if o'clock las'
O. W. Grant, deputy lT. S. marshal
at Hadley is a visitor to his family
here in Ketchikan today.
The Thimble Club will meet with
Mrs. D. H. Delzelle tomorrow, Fri
day afternoon.
Mrs. f. F. Williams, of Portland,
Ore., is here on a visit to her sister
Mrs. Chas. H. Cosgrove.
The tire whistle did business again
yesterday afternon, this time to get
together those interested in the
Ketchikan Fire Department. A good
sized crowd turned out. to locate the
blaze and looked actually disappointed
when told there was none and that
they had no chance of a sprint. They
then went over to the gymnasium and
decided upon the following make-up
for the company:
Chief—Fremont King.
Assistant Chief—R L. Colby.
Electrician—G. M. Chesney
Chemical team—Bold. captain:
Bauer, Berry. Bushell, Hoover,
James, Pruell and Sayles.
Hose Co, No. 1.—Hunt, captain:
Ball, Horsley. ' gersol, Reynolds,
Rice. Staekpole a. Taylor.
Hose Co. No. 2.—.’01181x1, captain:
Apsch, Frank Capp, Milo Caugnrean,
Clark. Hemlow, Sterner, Thornton
and Williams.
Hook and Ladder Co.—Koel. cap
tain: Abrams, Graham, Newell and
Fire Scow.—W. F. Sehlothan, in
charge: Murphey, Ira King.
Other men will be added to the
different teams as more members are
—Hon. John C. Riggins! Yes,
that's him—the same identical indi
vidual duck who used to stick type
in the same “alley” with Curio, years
and years ago, on the old Marshall
town “Statesman. ” He has greatly
disappointed us—is now a member ol
the Washington legislature—though
from the hour of parting from him
—we had until lately confidently ex
pected to see his name, sooner or
later, intimately associated with a
state institution of an entirely dif
ferent kind, both in name and pur
pose. He seemed to Curio gifted by
nature with all those rare and
brilliant qualities which go to the
perfect make up the thorough and con
sistent convict. But he is in the
legislature now. or was, until its
recent adjournment, and long ere
this has probably become so hardened
and steeped in the sin of law making
that the little story Curio is about to
relate will fall upon him as a drop of
ice water upon a sleeping husband
who religiously refuses to get up and
start the kitchen tire on a frosty
December or January morning. He
was then ai>out twenty years of age,
and having graduated was in receipt,
or supposed to be in receipt, oi
journeymen's wages. The balance of
the office force—three in number—
were, if not aged, rather mature
“devils.” The editor and proprietoi
of the “Statesman” was a queer old
mastodon and, a distinguished
characteristic of his whole moral and
physical nature was his unparalleled
and almost superhuman laziness. The
pressure of the atmosphere upon his
distended anatomy could not have
been less than fifteen pounds to the
square inch—a casual observer would
have thought it at feast several
hundred and ninety-five thousand. He
was almost energetically lazy. In his
younger days, when he had beeu
po-sessed of considerable animal ex
uberance he bad l>een wo.it to exeit
himself and get around to the office
on an average of once in every three
: days: but he had grown older and
more corpulent, and the Ijovh had
| learned to expect their pay very much
as the stockholder in a corjioration
i of doubtful earning capacity awaits
ni- semi-annuil dividend. Curio has
no doubt that, “Browny,” the new
j boy who begun about the time C.
j took his departure, is a decrepid,
grav*headed old man now, and If
| alive has just about this time receiv
; ed his pay for 1852, or may be 1854.
j Still, he may r.ot have receiveu either,
But it is pleasant to look back from
this remote day, and think how the
i three of us lost our situations. Non*
of us were ever discharged. The
i editor was never hasty in such
matters, and if we committed any
ser.ous error he always toux the
matter under deliberate considera
tion, ar d forgot all alxiut it at hi»
very earliest convenience, He wso
not what could he called n hint.
master, and if he were to have lain
him down with the lion a little child
could easily have led them both—a
far as the corner saloon. No, hr di<
not aisault, or with violence eject us
from the premises. He let us to work
out our own disgrace and ruin. H
<1 d it in this way: He called us Into
his sanctum one afternoon, arid desir
ed each one to write during the week,
an essay or item for the pop r, \ rnmi -
ing the position of local editor to the
one who acquit mil himself with tin
most Credit, Curio well remember
the djstruclion of white paper which
followed that nuggesfio i. At that
early age the positl m rf local edltoi
was not ri-gardet, to m y of us with
Ihtlnct aveision. Ai the api-oiid. •
hour the editor received our it ini
scr [its and reviewed them care ul.,«
j holding n Ost of th i n wro ig ei l u
land glancing at the blink [ ages on',
1 of s on - o' them He «*itd we fvd ft*
j rt ne a ^oo-i ded Ik ltd bun be ex*
• d
pec ted, and requested a continuance
of our contributions for each week.
He cautioned us to bo careful what
we allowed to go into the paper, and,
then took tlie train for a six weeks
visit to his old home in Ohio: he said
he needed rest, and so he did. Any
man who is compelled to operate a
pair of heavy two dollar shears,
fifteen minutes a week the whole year
round will in time ruin his constitu
tion, though of iron, and sink pre
maturely into a consumptive’s grave.
Well, for a week or two things slid
along as smoothly as grease, and then
a rivalry sprang up between the
members of the corps. Higgins and
Steve Applethwaite were sweet on the
same identical girl—a little beauty
who li- .ear town on the Conrad
road, j oust have been that Steve
had the outside track, else he would
never have inserted an uncompli
mentary item such as this:
“It is barely possible that the freckl
ed-nose, carrotty-haired fright, Miss
‘’r.tienee Hathaway, daughter of old
nulk-an -water Hathaway, imagines
she is nano If she is, nmv
Heaven prese. ’ It is said that
her father stands tier out in the
pasture every spri. g to make the
sheep own their lambs. “
When Higgins saw that, he was
greatly pained. He labored with
Steve for a few minutes earnestly, but
not very prayerfully, and the latter
was so overcome, as it were, that he
threw up his situation on the paper,
for one of greater ease and comfort
at the hospital. Not one of us de
fended his course, which was certainly
very unjournaiistic. Riggins wrote
a double leaded apology, and two
sonnets dedicated “to the beautiful
Miss H-, the fair dairy maid,” »tc.
but the whole paper was spoiled by
Nat. Gillett, who worked in the same
“alley” with the lamented Apple
thwaite and who perpetrated this:
“That pusillanimous old gas hag
and whiskey tank, Ransdale, who is
jioisoning and robbing the unsuspect
ing public by the sale of about half a
stock of condemned and prurient
groceries, at the corner of Market
and Main street, should be avoided
by every resident. His grocery like
himself is a reeking pestilence, and
in place of the new sign which he
cheated the painter out of, should
be placed the words: “Whoever
enters here leaves hope behind.”
The testimony at the coroner’s in
quest showed that Gillett had called
on Ransdale to solicit his card for the
Statesman, and the latter had told
deceased to go somewhere else—wit
ness thought he said “to the Hill.”
The next week Riggins came out
with this:
“That nifty young blackguard and
candidate for the penitentiary, H;;p
good, was caught in another disgrnce
iul affair the past week, hut his
father’s money and his family’s
social position were again brought
into requisition and the case was
smugghd out of court. We are un
able to learn the particulars. Verily
the wages of sin is death—unless the
sinner happens to he wealthy and re
spectably cjDnected.”
Now this la.-t was true in every
particular. Had it been otherwise
Riggins might have got out of it by
apologizing or laying the blame on
i someone else. So at midnight Rig
gins borrowed Curio s gun, and
| escaped down the Bloon.ington road,
with his life. He was a very honest
md candid man, and it heats Curio
to account for he ever managed to
sink himself to the level of the Wash
ington legislatu e.
The Woman’s National Daily tells
this story, which, whether it he true
or otherwise, certainly.serves to point
j i moral, if nothing else. It is a case
I of hypnotism wherein a woman seized
| with her annual house cleaning lit
had to work it (ft. She couldn't do it
| all by herself, ar.d her husband was
i too busy to help her. At least he
*aid he was. Not all his time was
taken up witli business, hut the golf
with which lie filled in his off hours,
under the doctor’s directions, was to
him quite as important, and he realy
| lidn’t see now he could take any
; time from it to help In the house
! (leaning. The womnn was, however,
i resourceful person, and she had to
lave certain things done that site
! wasn't strong enough to do hersetC
j ihe called in a hypnotist and when
! her poor husband wasn’t looking she
had the “profe-sor” make a fe.v
passes. Then she had things all her
| own way. She put a fine, large,
healthy carpet heater In her hus
band's hnnds, led him out to where
! she had had the c nrpet stretched, on
| a line, arid told him to “tee off.'
The way he did make the dust fly out
of that old carpet was a caution to nil
golfers. Bhe got him hack Into ti c
| house when the Job was done, and
I then the “professor” "unhvpt” him
j and he never knew hut what he h"'1
! i spend Id game of golf. Of cot e
| ;t. mn.V not lie entirely true. Inti il .
I is, she must be an awfully n ta 1
i woman.
Of the congress lieu who have s n -
ed since the foundation of this ; u -
ernment, more than 12.no in* •' •
duals, only thiit.-four hive mi veil
twenty years or more, The longest
service was that of John H. belt ham
of New York, who served ihlit.v* oe
vents mid was n no n I <T Vi an 1 H
idlPd, Mr ('inon”. »h> conies *«:<».
j Inis served fllirtv-two van's, Si of"
! lie Is elects 1 to the n nt eotigr h 1
| wiU, if he IIV*- to tip) eml o. his
i »r|M, I■>!(«• the first place in the i*»t>
1 of vetem.i*.

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