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The Ketchikan Miner
VOL. I. , KETCHIKAN, ALASKA, SATURDAY, JULY 6 , 1907. NO. 24 fr . ANDREW CHILBERG, Pres. J. R. HECKMAN, Vice Pres. MINERS & MERCHANTS BANK Of Ketchikan, Alaska STATEMENT OF CONDITION AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 1907. RESOURCES LIABILITIES Bills Receivable I S VMIO.is Capital Paul In $ 30,000.00 Furniture and Fixtures 3.995.43 Undivided Protits 9,026.36 Cash in*H.uiks. $133,543.33 Demand Deposits $193,590.83 Vault 31,118.23 n8.6flO.5fl Time Deposit* 12,763X9 806.860.51 Total $345,386.87 Total $215,386.87 ^ M. A. Mitchell - Cashier ^ ^FASHION WAISTS! ^ ———gr-'t-v1. 11 •Jsgg.^Or.-..- F-WMHaaiMMWBM ^ $ Just arrived on the Cottage City S < ' A $ This morning we received a large shipment £ ^ of Fashion Waists. These Waists are consider- ^ J ed of the best in Workmanship, Style and Fit, K of any on the market. Come and see them. We 5 ^ have so many different styles that it would S take an entire-page to describe them. ^ | J. R. HECKMAN & Co. | JvWWWWVWWfWWW WV%£ | ____ Many Lives Saved By buying Drugs at the Neatest Drug Store in Alaska The Revilla Drug Co. Rates; 81.00 to 83.00 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 Accounts draw interest at the rate of 4 Per Cent. DEPOSITS MAY BE MADE BY MAIL Write for Booklet Regarding Savings Accounts Electric Lighted Rale*: lo J2-50 Steam Healed Por D«* The Hotel Revilla J. F. Du bail, Manager KETCHIKAN • Suites with Bath ALASKA •-v ..m,yr SCORE 3 TO 2 IN 12 INNINGS __ <* Metlakahtla Surprises Ketchikan by Defeating Her in the best Game of Ball ever Played in Southeastern Alaska The baseball enthusiasts of this district were treated to a royal display of the national game Friday after noon, when in the presence of fully 2000 people, the little red men wiped out the sting of half a dozen defeats by whipping Ketchikan’s best 3 to 2. It took twelve innings of hard work to do the trick, hut do it they did, in what was unquestionably the best and most interesting ball game ever played in Southeastern Alaska. The lineup was as follows: Ketchikan Position Metlakahtla Staekpole short Fawcett Williams pitcher Atkinson Murphy catcher Hewson Mahoney third Leask Burkhart second Happy fngersoll first J. Fawcett Kubley center Bolton Colby left Healy Schlotlian right Howard Atkinson for the Metlakahtlas was considerable of a surprise to the home team, fanning out Staekpole and Wil liams, the first two men up. He failed to repeat the dose with Murphy, however, whom he hit with the ball. Mahoney flew out, and Murphy died it second. Fawcett the first man up for Metla kahtla flew out to Burkhart, Howard and Hewson hit short grounders to the infield and failed to reach-nrst. In the second inning Burkhart struck out. Jngersol was struck bv pitched hall and took his base, steal ing second, and making home on a passed ball. The third inning failed to make any change in the score, al though Williams, Murphy and Mahoney each got a good start and Ketchikan should have had a score on Williams’ run, had it not been for a bad decision at the home plate. In the fourth, Happy scored tying the game. Nothing doing in the fifth, hut Mahoney scored in the sixth, j bringing the score up to 2 to 1, and' Looks Like Huge Conspiracy Boise, Idaho July 3.—Slowly, hut none the less surely, the defense is forging, link by link, the chain of circumstantial evidence by which they expect to prove that the Mine Owners Association and their henchmen, the Pinkertons, were responsible directly or indirectly for the greater number of the outrages which have been per petrated in this district during the past decade. After a light lasting nearly two days, in which Borah for the proseeeution, used every means in his power to prevent their introduc •ion as evidence, the attorneys for the defense are reading reports of Pinker tton spies who were officers of the Colorado Federation of Miners, urg ing the membership of the Federation to resort to dynamite, even going so far as to suggest where outrages should be perpetrated. This is the most effective piece of evidence yet introduced by the defense, and is be ing handled so well that it is having a telling effect, and spectators as well as jurors are hanging expectant on every word. If the defense can prove even one-half of what it is contending the Federated Miners have been the victims of a conspiracy far reaching in its aims and fiendish in its concep tion. Washington, July 1. —With the coming of July, the political caulldron, which lias been simmering for some time with an occasional bubble, has commenced to boil in real earnest. Prominent democrats of this city have, for some time, been canvassing the situation in the west, where they realize the next standard bearer for the party of Jefferson must come fiom and as the result of that canvass have decided to ask William Jennings Bryan to step down and out as a can didate for the presidency, and support John A. Johnson , governor of Minn esota for that position. Johnson occupies the unique position of' twice being the or.ly democrat elected in his state, and overcoming 45,000 majority lor Roosevelt and winning out by 15,000 majority against Bob Dunn, formerly secretary of state, so is with out doubt a coming man. Those who claim to know, think they see in Governor Hughes of New York, the next republican presidential candidate and believe that he will be able with the following he can bring from New York and the New England States to outride any and all opposi tion in his own party. New York, July ].—Bishop Turner, of the African Methodist church, now in conference in this city, created quite'a disturbance yesterday after nooon by insulting the American flag and the country at large. During the course of his speech, he said: “We are entering upon the week of the anniversary of the birth of this nation of ours, and we, whom nature endow ed with a black skin will be expected to go into ecstaeles over that day. What has the flag or the nation done for us? Our forefathers were stolen from their homes, crowded on board reeking, charnel houses, brought to this country ar.d Heated worse than cattle. The war was fought that we might have liberty, and what did we get? Is it liberty to be maltreated [inevery way conceivable? la it liberty! raising Ketchikan's htipes according ly. The lead didn't stay good, how ever, as Happy in the seventh again made the round, and the score stood 2 to 2. The eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh and half of the twelfth passed without anything happening, but in the last half of the latter inn ing Leask sailed in ovei the line and it was all over but the shoutng. And how the Indians did shout. The rest of the crowd were like the boy, who was caught in the jam closet, and did n’t have a word to sny. , During the morning a bunch of the children’s races had been pulled off and most every youngster in town had a jingle in his pocket, for a while at least. Hose Co. No. 1, consisting of Ingersoll, Ball, Stackpole, Hunt, Tay lor, Reynolds, Mitchell, Allen, Rice and Morgan won the wet test in the hose race in 27 1-5 seconds. The drilling contest which was pulled off immediately after the ball game developed a very pretty contest, Rowe and Miller, of Karta Bay drilled 22% inches, Gouley and Kennedy, of Mt. Andrew followed with 28% inches and Brown and Dannie followed with 17% inches, the last men had to use dull steel which accounts for their poor showing. The single jack contest followed with Archie McClellan making a hole of 11% inches Jack Moyle 9% inches, Jim Kennedy 9 15-10 and “Dannie” 10%. The other games came off more or less according to schedule with the exception of the canoe and launch races which had to be wiped off the slate because no entries appeared for either. The rest of the games were pulled off this morning and afternoon the best event being the 100-vard dash, which was won by- R. L. Colby in 11 2-5 seconds. He also won the 220-yard dash, on whi-rA time was not kept. to be tortured and burned and lynched —is it liberty to be disfranchised—is it liberty to be the butt of all the meanness that the Anglo-Saxon as represented by the ignorant, degraded southerner can conjure up in his dis eased mind? What has the American negro to thank that flag for? It has utterly failed to protect him, and when I think of the amount of abuse that has been heaped upon my people, I cannot hut despise the flag and the country it represents. My people would be better off mentally and mor ally if they could shako the dust of this modern Egypt, from their feet and return to the home of their fathers. “ Washington, July i.—The armoured cruisers Washington and Tennessee having finished loading supplies—in cluding a full war complement of am munition, have been ordered to the Pacific coast as soon as complete crews can be secured for them. This Is gen erally believed to be the forerunner of the stationing of the battleship squad ron on the Pacific coast as recom mended by Dewey some time ago. Hadley, July 1.—Charles L. Erick son, chemist of the Alaska Smelting and Refining Co. at this place, fell from-the coke shoot on an elevated tram into the ooke bins, a distance of over one hundred feet. He was taken out of the bins to the hospitnl, a mass of cuts and bruises. It is not known as yet what if any bones are broken. Seattle, July 1.—The arrangement committee has chartered the steamer Santa Hosa to take Christaln Endeav orers to to Southeastern Alaska ports, to leave Seattle immediately after the adjournment of the convention. Des Moines, Iowa, July 1.—Governor Cummins has announced tlint he is a candidate to succeed Senator Allison. Governor Cummins Is a staunch Roose velt man and an ardent believer in a' thi rd term for bis leader, % Damp but Enthusiastic The weather which had been ex ceptionally fine for the previous thirty ays changed to drizzling rain durin g the night of the third, which by the following morning, approached so closely to a veritable downpour as to very nearly put an effectual damper on the celebration of the Fourth, for which elaborate preparations had been made, indeed would, but for the pat riotic fervor and indomitable spirit of our people, have wrought a complete failure of the program. It takes something more than a downpour of rain, however to quench the ardor and genuine patriotic spirit of the average Alaskan, and at 9:30 the program as formulated and published was entered upon; the procession formed at Red men’s hall, and headed by the Ketchi kan brass band, marched, under the direction of Mr. H. C. Reynolds, marshal of the day, over the route outlined in the program, returning to the hall where the literary exercises were had. The large hall was well filled, and being called to ( rder by Mayor Hunt, president of the day, there was music by the band and a song “My Alaska,” by the school children, and an invo cation by the Rev. J. A. Chapman, followed by the reading of the Decla ration of Independence by B. L. Myers, and a rendering of “The Star Spangled Banner’ by the school children. President Hunt then, in a few brief and appropriate remarks introduced Rev. Richard Bushel!, of Seattle, who delivered an eloquent address, far more appropriate to the occasion than could reasonably be ex pected from one not a resident of Alaska. The address was eloquent and prolific in patriotic thought and expression throughout. Hon. Wm. Sulzer, the Henry Clay of the National house of representa tives, who had been detained in town temporarily while enroute to Sulzer, Prince of Wales island, where he is interested in the mines of the Alaska Industrial company, being present, was then introduced by president Hunt, and addressed the large audi ence in his usual eloquent and forcible style, thus adding greatly to the interest and enthusiasm of the occa sion. His remarks evoked frequent bursts of applause, especially his ref erences to and advocacy of the right of the people everywhere, to govern themselves. Mr. Sulzer is one of the very best friends Alaska has in Cong ress, and our people were glad of the opportunity to make his better ac quaintance. Yakima, Wash., July 2. — H. E. Nicoll, formerly a resident of Skag wav, Alaska, now president of the Law and Order League of Sunnyside, this state, is missing. It is believed that he was murdered by the liquor men of Sunnyside. as he has been the main worker in the movement to close them up Sundays, and make them observe the state laws. Nicoll was last seen Saturday evening, and last night screams wtre heard near the river, and the supposition is that be was decoyed to a point near the rivet and there put out of business. A thousand dollars reward has been offer ed forNicoll’s recovery dead or alive, and the whole community is out look ing for him. Signs of a struggle were found on the river bank in the neigh borhood of where the cries were heard Saturday night and the place where a team and buggy had stood for some time on the same date were discover ed. Nicoll had received threatening letters several times but had given ni, credence to them outside of buying and carrying a pistol for self protect ion. The Miner learns incidentally that the Skagwny Alaskan has been sold to Dr. L. S. Kellar, who will take pos session on the first of the coming month. This information comes to us incidentally, owing to the fact that for some reason the Alaskan has not conie to the Miner's table for the past week, or ten days. Mr. Troy, who has been the editor for the past several years, it is said, will either g< to Port Angeles or Port Townsend, where he and Mr. Jensen will again embark in newspaper work. Where ever they may go, they will he a dis tinct gain to the community they se lect as their future home. Mr. Jen sen is an accomplished disciple of the “art of arts,” and even those who disagree with him on public questions must admit that as an editorial writ er Mr. Troy has had no superior in Alaska. The hearty good wishes of hosts of sincere and earnest friends will accompany them to their new field of 1 a ter whrrevei that may be. Lewiston, Idaho, July 2.—Jules Delsol, who kidnapped and assaulted Grace Bell, leaving her unconscious in an irrigating ditch near this city, was run down by blood hounds yester day afternoon, after a two-day’s hunt. There was some talk of lynching the fellow, but.the deputy sheriff who was in charge of the dogs - and made the arrest, took him -across the river and kept him out of the way until feelirg cooled down. Delsol has been idenli tted by his victim, and will undoubt edly get the law’s limit for bis crime, Congresman Sulzer Here And is More Interested than Ever In Alaska and Her People “Alaska’s Friend,” Congressman Wm, Sulzer, of New York ai rived today on the Cottage City, and is stopping at the Hotel Stedman. ITe was anxious to get away to Sulzer, but will probably be compelled to spend the Fourth in Ketchikan. “Of course,” said the congressman, “I am glad to be in Alaska again. 1 have seen it many times—but it is always new to me—never monotonous, and ever changing—the grandest place on earth—God’s country.” “I remember when there was no Ketchikan. I have seen it bud and blossom and grow to be the most up to-date, wide-a-wake and progressive city in all Alaska. It is the coming metropolis of the Great Northwest, and its motto should be: “See Ket chikan Grow.” Nail that on your banners—flash it across the azure of your sky—and keep pushing ahead. “Yes, I have many old and dear friends in Ketchikan. I am glad to see them again—glad to shake their honest hands—glad to see them all growing younger and more prosper ous. The climate here keeps one ever young—and ever hopeful: there are no knockers—no pessimists—no mem bers of the anvil chorus in Ketchikan. “How about your mine. Mr. Sul zer?” “It is doing well—all that 1 ever claimed in the matter has come true, and my brother “Dick’ and the men who have stood by him, in all the history of its vicissi tudes, are entitled to all the credit, and all the commendation. I shall be glad to look it over again, and to know that all I ever said has come true—experts to the contrary notwith standing. Five years ago I said Ket chikan was destined to he a great mining district. My prophecy has come true. The experts that laughed at us a few years ago are being laugh ed at by us now. It’s the old, old story of mining. I dont go much on experts, we have proved them wrong so many times. I’d rather have the judgment of a good prospector like dear old Shellhouse, of Sulzer, than the opin ion of the best .expert in the world. Years ago I said ‘Shell’ as we cal) nim over our way, had all the experts beaten a thousand miles, and I was right—So here’s to Shellliouse, and ill prospectors—they are the advance gaents of all goou mines “You’ll be glad to see the baby, Congressman?” inquired the reporter. “Oh, yes, the baby,” laughed the Congressman, who is a bachelor. “Well, the fact is I’d rather see the baby than the mine. He was horn in Ketchikan, and is named after me. “Ketchikan Bill,’ I call him,'and he is the link that holds the Sulzers to Alaska for life. Yes, indeed, I’m inxious to get to the West Coast tc <ee the baby—lusty little ‘Ketchikan Bill’—and may his shadow never grow [ess—as dear old Rip Van Winkle used to say. “How about politics?” asked the reporter. “Politics, politics,” said the eloquent Congressman, in a sort of a brown study—“that seems tc sound familiar. I’m asked that even where. Well, we’ll cut politics oui this time—I am here as a miner—as in Alaskan—and I’m for Alaska ano whatever her people want in Congress or out of Congress. “You say I have done much foi Alaska. Thanks! But I must do more, and I’ll do it, but i never can do as much for Alaska as Governor Swine ford—Alaska’s ‘Grand old Man’ has lone. I'll follow him and try to emu late his glorious example. By the way, tho Governor is getting youngei every day. Great country—wonderful climate—and the time will come, wc ill hope and pray, when he can say one hundred years young,and Ketchi kan the commercial mistress ol the Pacific.” Seattle, July I.— K. C. Hawkins, engineer in charge of the White Pass railroad during its construction has evered his connection with the Jnion Pacific and accepted a positior with the Guggenheiuis to handle thi construction work on the Catella Rail road. ^ Boise, July 1.—The defense has ar gued all tills morning to ho allowei jO introduce in evidence copies of re ports made to the Pinkertons by spies in the Western Federation. Tin copies were made by Morris Fried man, a stenographer in the head ofilci if the Pinkertons who was a spy o the Federation. The steamer Leleenaw arrived up Saturday with the barges Potter ant Two Brothers in tow—the first named laden with 1,300 tons of coal and cokt for Hadley. On her way up the Le leenaw dropped the Two Brothers ii McLean’s Arm, Prince of Wales Is land, and after leaving the Potter in Hadley, left here again about noci vesterday for Nome and Kotzebue Sound ports, picking up the Twc Brothers on her way out to se t. Botl the latter craft are heavily laden with miscellaneous freight, that of the Two Brotheers consisting principally Of lu nber. These Did Their Duty The following is a list of those who hnve contributed to the Fourth of Ju ly celebration up to noon today. J. R. Heckmanjfe Co., $50.00; Ton gass Trading Co., 50.00; Miners and Merchants Bank, 25.00; Hunt-La throp Co., 20.00; Frye-Brulm Co., 25.00; John W. Stedman, 25.00; Elite Skating Rink, $25.00; Bowling Alley, 20.00; Ryus Drug Co., 15.00; E. F. Pollard, 20.00; Owl Restaurant, 15.00; Argo Restaurant, 15.00; Con nell & Thompson, 15.00; .T. W. Young & Co.,” 15.00; N. F. Zimmerman, 15.00; Pacific Coast S. S. Co. 20.00; Ketchikan Wharf Co., 20.00; Ketchi kan S. S. Co., 15.00; Ketchikan Can nery, 25.00; Star Restaurant, 15.00; U. S. Store, 10; Eagle Restaurant, 10; Knight & Morrow, 10; Northern Machine Works, 15; O. K. Bakery 10; Gowan’s Fruit Store, 10; P. J. Gilmore Clothing Store, 10; Ketchikan Printing Co., 10; Ketchikan Steam Laundry, 10; Vienna Bakery, 10; Taylor, the Jeweler, 10; Revilla Ho tel, 10; Chris Hoover, 5; L. H. Rud nick, 5: Dr. Bauer, 5; Reliable. Trans fer Co., 10; Dr. Zuber, 5; H. C. Hors ley, 5; Henry Rice, 5; Chas. Guy man, 5; Thomas Torry, 5; Dr. Myers, 5; D. C. Abrams, 5:,Judge Stackpole, 5; ■J. Pittinger, 5; Dr. Story, 5; W. Alt er, 5; Frank Burkhart, 5: Charles E. Ingersoll 5; A. F. Guthrie’s store, 10; J. J. Doyle, 5: D. Nicoll, 2.50: Ket chikan Power Co., 25: Ketchikan Car bonating C’o., 10; C. H. Cosgrove, 5; W. A. Langille, 5; Shooting Gallery, 5; Bert Lund, 2.50: Ed Grothjan, 1.50; Citizens’ Light, Water & Power Co., 25; John Furlong, 2; E. L. Morgan 2: Lawrence Kubely, 1; James Taylor, 2.50; Harold Reynolds 1 : D. II. Del zelle, D ; J. S. Hall, 2: Fred Christen son, 1; G. B. Waterhouse, 1; A. An derson, 1; Thos. Clemenson, 2; T. R. Trotter, 2; J. B. Sartoris, 2: H. G. Kubely, 1; Thomas Barrey, 2.50; Wallie Hubbard, 1: James Millar, 2; James Schlotban, 2.50; A. Helland, t; W. A. Patterson, 2. ; F. Oslund, 1; ■J. Doe, 1; Antone Lund, 2.50; J. L. A brams, 1: W. Roberts, 1; Bon Boh □erie, 10: R. L. Colby, 5: Ketchikan Restaurant. 10: Whitcomb the Jewel er, 10; Fred Sehlothan, 2.50. EXCHANGE GOSSIP. —Reports come from Nobleville, at the mouth of Eureka creek, that R. F. Noble is farming on quite a big scale. It is said be was expecting to plant about eighty acres, and with ine weather and a favorable spring it is likely he got the seed in early. Fire several years ago had destroyed nost of the timber and made the clearing of the ground easy. The principal crop will he grain stock feed. There is every reason to be lieve it will pay. Indeed the sub stantiality of this country for general ar.d successful farming is now con sidered proven. The cost of bringing the ground, under cultivation and the stability of the markets for pro duce are the only things requiring careful consideration from persons .vho would farm for profit. Mr. Noble is very fortunately situated in both particulars, and would not be surpris ing to'see stock raising added to his ■nterprise with splendid results befo o /ery long.—Yukon Valley News. —The Juneau Record-Miner and i s weekly reprint, the Transcript, are idvisiug organized protest against at y congressional appropriation being nade for the Alaska exhibit at the Seattle Exposition—“unless Alaskans ir government officials are given the <ay as to how the money shall be ex ptnded.” What has become of the jommissioner appointed by the gover nor, and why have they not qualified? Were they appointed for ornamental >urposes only? —Were some philanthropist to strike ip a match between Governor Hog gatt and Emma Goldberg, the master ful indifference of the one to all po| u ar progress and the perfervid mania if the other for ultra reform might ,'ently merge into a golden mean. They might then form a republic of •!ieir own in the South Seas and no me would trouble his head any fur ther about them. —Nome Nugget. —Hows this for a district bordering in the Arctic Circle? The Nome Nugget of .Iune8, says: ‘‘TheKoi 'arokers have taken a spell of garder ng, and each night sees a number of lie men who live at this place out on heir knees, working on their little latches of ground. Some very good vegetables were raised last year, and t is believed that the Kaougarok is lust as good a farming country as nany others which are advertised far nore extensively.” —Tourists make themselves too resh with the (lowers blooming in vVrnngell gardens, and tho Sentim 1 loesn’t like it the least hit. All tl e ame, there are not enough flowers blooming in all the gardens of south jastsrn Alaska to impart a idoom of outh or beauty to the average fem; le nurist who affect the special tourist s lips that touch these shores. —Harry Johnson will have the f« 1 i 3ity of n two years’ sojourn at the giver.iment institution 01 A’cNtil’s isl ind, all bsaauss of a gu i plav on t'3 paison of ex-delegate Waslejf twj years ago.