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The Ketchikan Miner
VOL j _ KETCHIKAN, ALASKA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 1907. _^ r ANDREW CHILBERG. Pres. J- K- HECKMAN. Vice Pres. MINERS & MERCHANTS BANK Of Ketchikan. Alaska STATEMENT OF CONDITION AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS SATURDAY. JUNE JO, 1007. RESOURCES LIABILITIES BO's Receivable ? Sit'.' Capita! Paid In f 30.000.00 F'urttiturr ..nd Fixtures :t.*«. ft Undivided Pretits ».•>».;» litt.M3.tt 6‘“a® Demand Deposils v Si lls id iraOPt'.TO Time Deposits l3.nB.89 308.300.51 Total iSl.V3S8.ST » Total tJ45.888.8T M. A. Mitchell = - - Cashier V W H Y ? Suffer With Gnats and Mosquitos. We Have the Preparation That W’’il! Keep Them Away. FLY DOPE Just the Thing to Take Along Gamping. Fishing and Hunting. Give it a Trial. Guaranteed. Sole Agents The Revilla Drug Company! I are Rainproof? I ii They are made in the latest styles, both soft V ^ & stiff, in black and in colors and have the ^ (gj same appearence as other high grade hats with ^ the additional quality of having been treated V $ with the Cravenett process which makes them f ^ rain proof. ^ ^ SEE OUR WINDOW EXHIBIT £ $ —■$ \ J. R. HECKMAN & Co. I ViWW w%%© Rates; Sl.OO'to S3.00 Electric Lighted Room with Bath Steam heated I Hotel Stedman European Ketchikan JOHN W. STEDMAN Proprietor Alaska t Every Alaskan ! Should have a Savings Account with . 1 & Co. | Bankers, Seattle | All Savings Accounts draw interest at the rate of 4 Per Cent. DEPOSITS MAY BE MADE BY MAIL Writ* for Boohiet Regarding Savings Accounts _ ___— Electric Lighted Rates $1 to $2 50 I Steam Heated Ptr Day The Hotel Revilla European W. A. Connell, Proprietor KETCHIKAN Suites with Eatn Al^ASKA MINING MOVES What Was, is Now, and Destined to Become-A Brilliant Future Awaits Work of Development The new transportation company organized in Victoria, to be known as the British Columbia Steamship Com pany, Limited, in so far as it may serve to expedite the handling of copper-gold ores from mine to smelt er may be expected to result’in a cor responding increase of product. The lack of transportation is the one ser ious obstacle which has had the effect so far this year of restricting produc tion of the working mines to the minimum of their developed capacity, and at the same time of holding in abeyance development of others which might otherwise now have had a place on the list of producers. The advent of this new company with two steamers, each having a carrying capacity of 3,(XH) tons, will very nearly, if not quite, double the facilities now available, and nothing now stands in the way of a large in crease of production other than a scar city of labor. The new ships, now supposed to be enroute from Japan, are bringing full cargoes of coal from Moji, Japan, for Alaska and Puget sound ports, and may thus be expected to at least temporarily relieve the fuel stringency by which operations at some of the mines are seriously ham pered and retarded. On the arrival on this side they will at once be put into commission by the new company, one taking railroad ties to Guayamas, Mexico, and the other coming north with a general cargo for British Colombia ports and taking hack ore from the mines of this district. When the one which goes to Mexico returns, she will join the other in the ore carrying trade, and it is intimat ed that other ships will he added as fast as the business shall appear to warra nt. these new steamers were nunt. last year for Wilhelmsen, of Tonsberg. Norway, who is also the owner of the steamers Ualdis and Halvard now ply ing in the ore carrying trade of this district. They are in many respects similar to the Ifaldis and Halvard the main difference being that the latter are six or seven years older. They have ail the latest mechanical devices and improved triple expansion machinery, reducing the expense of fuel consumption to a minimum, have extra large hatches, steel derricks and powerful steel winches, and can easily steam eleven and a half knots. The addition of these two steamers —Trandsit and Thordis—to the Alaska ore carrying fleet will be hailed with general satisfaction by the mine owners and operators of the Ketchi kan district. Louis Nadeau, the old time fur buyer and miner, is preparing to patent his White Cliff mine on the beach near Charcoal Point. The property has considerable promise, having an immense body of ore carry ing fiom two to ten dollars per ton in gold. Mr. Nadeau has the distinc tion of being probably the oldest Alaskan in the whole district, having lived in Alaska since 1*>>2, when, as a representaive of the Hudson Bay Co., lie lead a party across the continent to what is now Yakutat, in October of that year. He has made Alaska his home ever since, and considers it the best place on earth. Investigating Graham Island.—A party of southern capitalists are in the city enroute to Graham Island, Queen Charlotte group, whither they go to investigate the holdings of the , Graham Island Steamship Mining | Lumber and Coal Co. That company, j comprised largely of Los Angeles, j Cal..capitalists, is endeavoring to float j their stock to the extent of $5,000.- j 000 and the present party of mining j and lumber men are here to decide whether or not they care to put their money into the proposition. The party consists of C. F'. Streight.River side, Cal: W. Fitzhugh, Los Angeles: .1. W. Roche, Dallas. Texas: A. .1. Crawford, Seattle: C. Betterton, Dallas. Texas; C. M. Shannon, J.os Angeles, and N. Telney, Orange N. Y. They will leave shortly on the gasolene schooner Kurus for their destination. The party are legister ed at the Revilla. At the Dunton property, near Hol lis, recently bonded to the Rogers brothers, the shaft is down 100 feet, with two crosscuts, by means of which last considerable ore has been blocked out. They have a hoist installed and are working as large a force of men as can be employed to advantage. Though not yet claiming a mine, the parties interested are very much en couraged. and rather sanguine than otherwise as to final results. Aside from filling in the map of Kasaan peninsula, recently made by Mr. Witherspoon, of the geological survey, with certain geological de tails, Mr. <Wright, assisted by Mr. ; Sidney J’aige, will do other work on the peninsula which is likely to prove of great valua to the ruining industry of the district. The detail ed map .made by Mr. Witherspoon is • on a scale of one and a half inches to the mile, with 60-foot contours, show ing prospect and mine locations. On this Mr. Wright and his assistant will map the geology, and make a special note of the relations of the ore deposits to the geologio forma tions. He will also work out a simple method for the determent ion of the position of the magnetite-chalcopyrite deposits with a sun-dial compass and the Norwegian dip-needle. All of the mine workings will 1)8 mapped in de tail, showing the different ore bodies, rock, faults, etc. This will be of material assistance to the mine own ers and operators, as it will show almost, if not quite, in what direc tion the work of development should be pursued. Mr. Wright expects to be occupied in this work till about the middle of October, in the mean time visiting most of the working mines of the Ketchikan district. J. T. Jones, and Charles Medford of, Tacoma, who are interested in the Cuprite property, consisting of five locations adjoining the now celebrated Jumbo mine at Sulzer, Prince of Wales island, and upon which devel opment work has been in progress for the past couple of months with most promising results, are now on the ground making arrangements for the shipment of from ten to twenty tons of the ore for a smelter test. A body of high grade ore assays of which run as high as *125 per ton in copper; and gold values, has been uncovered J which, taken in connection with its ] close proximity to the great Jumbo, gives reasonable assurance of the ulti mate development of profitable mine. * * * " At the Hetta group of seven loca tions, on the opposite side cf the bay from Coppermount, of which W. T. Wright and Charles Reynolds are the owners, work has been prosecuted all summer, during which time a large body of ore has been exposed, which is in all respects similar to that of the Jumbo,' in a formation identically the same. The deposit lies high up on the mountain, and at a distance of about one mile from tide water. It looks as though the Eagles in spite of the hustling of practically every bird in the bunch, are simply not in it when it cones to a show down for that piano. The first count saw them somewher 5 between four and five thousand in the hole. Last week they lead their opponents, the Odd Fellows, by 58V leaving them still 3.848 behind, and now comes the votes counted last night which showed 3,534 for the Eagles to 6,252 for the 1 Odd Fellows. Thus as the figures; now stand the Odd Fellows have a lead over the Eagles of 6,566 votes and the latter will have to do some tall hustling to beat their opponents. The vote for the past week was: Eagles. 3,534 J Odd Fellows .... 6,252. Mrs. Hankins ... 2 Blank.251 j 10,039 Total to date are: Eagles. 20,061 I. 0. 0. F. .... 26,627 Mrs. Hankins ... 125 Masonic Lodge ... 140 Public school ... 37 Postmistress ... 105 Red Men .... 63 j Arctic Brotherhood - 3 Fire Department ... 46 Blank. 468 Total to date ... 47,675 Taylor, the jeweler, is just in re ceipt of his chronometer from Bliss ic Co., of New York, who have had it in their possession for a year regu lating it. Taylor says the sun doesn't rise or the moon set without consult ing that time piece. This may be true, but, then, everybody in town knows that Taylor likes to hear him self talk. The chronometer is a good one, all right, having been made by M. J. Tobias, of London, and will keep time to a split second without half trying. Ketchikan appears to be the Mecca for the canneries of the neighborhood just now. Not only is the local can nery getting all the fish it can take care of, but large numbers are being taken to Loring and Kasaan, while that at Mellakahtla is also drawing largely on the Narrows for its supply. , The cannery here has nearly complet ed its contemplated pack of 20,000 cases of “half flats,” and will com mence on ••tails,” of vvhich the man agement expects to make a pack of as many more. It now looks as if all the canneries in the district might achieve full packs. About this time last week The Miner indulged a virgorous, but not ineffectual kick concerning the weather. The kick had hardly been registered, before the rain ceased to fall, the clouds rolled away, and now instead of kicks to the weather clerk is due thanks for vouchsafing to this favored region the most delightful days and nights ever vouchsafed to any country on earth. If there is any fault to he found with the weather now. it is that of being a little too much like that of the eastern and middle states—a little warm for real, solid comfort. Mrs. S. McGuire, of Sulzer, is reg istered at the Bled man. KETCHIKAN Local Happenings of the Past Seven Days Tersely Told. Miss Etta Clark, of the stationery department of the Revilla pharmacy, has entered the contest for the scholarship offered by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer to the person re ceiving the largest number of votes cast by subscribers to that publica tion, according to a schedule given out and of the nature of which all who desire may inform themselves by consulting its columns. There are no doubt many persons in southeastern Alaska who would like ^to assist this young lady to a realization of her ambition, and to them we commend a consultation of the paper in question as a means of ascertaining the terms a compliance with which will enable them to do so. The Farallon arrived up this morn ing bringing ten tons of prepared plaster for the Hotel Stedman annex. She will make a tramp voyage to all the principal points on Prince of Wales island, going from here first ! to Hadley, for which place she has a; consignment of mining machinery, I thence to the west coast, bringing; up finally at Skagway 'where she will discharge about 300 tons of hydraulic pipe and dredging machinery consign ed to one of the big mining corpora-1 tions at Dawson. FROM MONDAY’S DAILY George Ohaslii, and five other Japs | were arrested last Friday charged with illegal fishing in Ketchikan creek. It appears that they had ■ stretched a net or seine across the j creek at a point above the mouth at j low tide, and had driven the fish from above into the net when, seeing that they were discovered by deputy mar shal Campbell, they removed the net and let the fish go. They were given an examination before Commissioner Stackpole this forenoon, who held them to the grand jury in bonds of *100 each. Ihe exhaust pipe on the Alert broke Saturday night just as she reached the dock, but the Northern Machine Works fixed her up again in snort order. A faulty net lost eight or ten thousand fish this morning at the mouth of the creek for the Ketchikan cannery. Died in Idaho.—A letter received in town this morning brought intelli gence of the death of George Wheel er, a former resident of Ketchikan, and still the owner of property here, which occurred at Mullan, Idahov on the 19th inst. It appears that the de ceased had been ill for about two weeks with appendicitis, for which he had been operated upon and was getting well, when he was taken with a fit of violent hiccoughing, which had the effect of reopening the wounds made by the surgeon, and thus causing his death. He was a member of Ketchikan Aerie No. I»i2, Fraternal order of Kages, and was buried under the auspices of the Mullan aerie. Mr. and Mrs. Willis Murphy, L. H. Rudnick wife and family and Mrs. Geo Sickles left on the Onward yesterday for Unuk river where they will spend the coming week. Emil La-son, manager of the Boca de Quadra cannery, was a Ketchikan visitor yesterday, returning homo this morning. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Deppe return ed from Loring last night, where they had been rusticating at the hatchery for the past couple of weeks. Charley’s arms ache as the result of showing how long that big fish was— that got away. I1. J. Gorman, manager of the Kasaan Bay Cannery, who had been in town for a day or two left for home on the Companion this morning. He reports the labor touble at his place over. John McLaughlin and family moved back to Ketchikan from Hadley Sat urday, and will take up permanent residence here. A bunch of red-top grass sent into this office by Mrs. A. E. King, from her place at Sunny Point, Prince of Wales island, would make the aver age bovine laught a bale of the best imported hay to scorn. The stalks measure just six feet and ten inches in length,and look as if they might be made into a salad fit for man or beast. The arrival here of new and strange craft—principally gasolene launches of the larger type—is a daily occurrence. Where they all go or what they are going to do is some thing no fellow can find out. The salmon are making their best endeavors to ascend the creek these days, but find the jagged rocks in the lower falls a serious obstacle. Some- j body, with the necessary power and ■ authority to remedy this difficulty by i having fish ladders put in, which: could be done at trilling expense. Mrs. R. F. Randolph came over! from Hadley Saturday evening with her mother and aunt who bad beeu on a visit to her last week. H. A. Eardley is over from Dolon and reports everything at thi bustling little camp in first clas order. Mr. and Mrs. Delzelle and daughte are back from their camping trip a Dolomi, having had a very pleasan time during their return to th simple life. They report the fishing both fresh and salt water, first class. FROM TUESDAY’S DAILY j U. S. Rush, wife and daughter an over from Kasaan. M. C. Marsh, the government fish man, is back from his trip to. the West Coast. Silver Wedding 'Anniversary.—The twenty-fifth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Cagle, was cele brated with a surprise party given by the members of the order of Pocahontas Saturday evening, July 27. They were further surprised to he the recipients of a handsome wedding present which certainly redounds to the credit of the donors. After due congratulations, the evening was spent in social merriment, whist, music, bountiful refreshments being served. "Nick” Zimmerman, the hustling general merchant, is branching out. He is now adding a line of jewelry to his large general stock, and is pre pared to furnish any body with any thing in that line. M. D. Ickis, and J. C. Millice, of Niblaek, are among the guests at the Stedman. "Dad” reports that he has some fine properties in sight. The shunt coils for turning off the street lights have at last put in an appearance, and will be installed as soon as possible, so that middaylights on the streets will soon be a thing of the past. Charles C. Wright, of the geolo gical survey is a guest at the Sted man. He is on his way to the Kasaan peninsula, where he, with his party, will make a thorough study of the details of geological conditions there. Distinguished Authoress in Town.— Eva Emery Dye, author of “McLough lin and Old Oregon,” “McDonald Df Oregon, ” and “The Conquest,” works of particular interest and value, especially to people of the Pacific slope, is jn town today, and will go north on the Cottage City to morrow. The lady is gathering the material for a book on Alaska. Though this is the season of the year when heavy bed or bunk cover ing is not in urgent demand, a fellow known about town as “Count of No Account” stole a bundle of blankets from Red Ashcroft, for the doing of which he was charged $25 dollars and costs as the nnale of a trial before Commissioner Stack pole yesterday. Thos. Johnson, of the Admiral, together with liis wife and Billy Powers, who had been rusticating at tiie southwest end of Gravina island for a fortnight or more, returned to town Sunday evening, looking all the better for their outing. The gentle men, who have some promising cop per-gold locations in that locality, spent a part of their time in looking over and prospecting them. They re port that some fine looking ore has been uncovered by men employed by parties who hold a bond on the prop erties in that neighborhood belonging to D. A. Sanford and W. C. Powers. Miss Wilkie and Miss Hogan, both of Pt. Simpson, are registered at the Revilla. The Dolphin cleared from Seattle at ten o'clock last night, and should arrive here by 4 o’clock Thursday morning. “Mike” Connell should ho presented with a leathern Carnegie medal for the rescue he effected Sunday night when A1 Kreidler’s launch hung up on the rocks at Pennock Island. The way he got steam up on that swift and commodious launcli Red Eye wasn’t a bit slow. Harry Hansen, a young man until recently employed ns a clerk at the Bonbonnerie establishment, was up before Commissioner Htackpole yes terday on a charge of having stolen a box of cigars from his employer, and was held to the tender mercies of the grand jury in the sum of $5(10. Hansen is little, if anything, more than a boy, and his apparent downfall is much to be regretted. W. F. Gilmour, of Juneau, the hustling dry goods drummer, is in Ketchikan on business bent. Mrs. Langille, accompanied by her friend, Mrs Adams, returned from Sitka on the Jefferson last night. The new Guzman residence begins to look like a mansion as the sides are enclosed. Miss Emma Neiding, sister of B. B. Neiding of Nihluck, will sail north to visit friends in Juneau today. F. L. Fry was a south hound passen ger on the Jefferson last night. H. and J. B dl-Irving, of the Fidalgo Packing Co., wore passengers for the Sound on last night’s Jeffer son. It, never rains hut it pours. The Ketchikan cannery crews are now 1 taking more salmon than the cannery can handle, and no less than 15,000 were taken to the Luring cam cry yesterday. home. Charles W. Wright, the geologist, svent to Hadley today to begin his geological work on the Kasaan Penin sula. C. H. Waters and wife, and the latter's sister Miss H. F. Carney are registered at the Revilla, having come over from Karta Bay last night. They will leave for the south on the first boat out. Mrs. E. ,T. Powers, of Karta Bay, is in town enroute to her old home in the east. A four room cottage is being erect ed on the rear part of the Catholic church lot to be occupied by tho resi dent priest, and in which, when com pleted good Father Sweare will be at home to his parishioners and rapidly growing number of friends. Henry Bratnober, the mining ex pert and operator, was a passenger north on the Dolphin this morning. He is on his way to the copper river country, where he is said to tie heavily interested in copper proper ties. A party of Spo kane capitalists passed up this morning bound for Whitehorse, with a view to an inves tigation of the mineral resource of that immediate section. They purpose stopping off here on their return for a similar investigation of the mines of the Ketchikan district. Among the passengers to Ketchikan an the Dolphin this morning were: Mrs. H. R. Thompson, Frank (Japp and wife, G. H. Clark, Mrs. Tola Wvman, Miss Walters, S. C. Vesey, Tesse Crawford, D. S. Child, Charles Becker, Benj. Tuft and .1. T. Jones. D. S. Whitfield, wife and family were passengers to Ketchikan on tho Cottage City yesterday afternoon. The Princess May is due to sail for tlie south at 11 o’clock tonight. She will take as passengers from this port, W. C. Freeburn, manager of tho Mt. Andrew mines, who will ho accompanied hack by liis better half; Everett F. Pollard, wife and Miss Lillian Patterson: Mrs. D. .1. Jenkins and children; C. H. Waters, of the Ilydah mine, Mrs. Waters and sister, Miss Canney: and Mrs. Elmer Powers. Frank Capp, who is in the employ of Connell & Thompson, arrived home this morning on the Dolphin, with a bride, to whom lie annexed himself while absent, and who, before tho change in nomenclature, w;.s Miss Bessie Dolan, of Willapa, Wash. He lias been kept busy all day receiving the congratulations of his many Ketchikan friends. S. C. Vesey, of Cleveland, Ohio, secretary and treasurer of the Niblack Copper company, arrived up on tho Dolphin this morning, on company business, and will go over 1o the mine tomorrow, accompanied by Manager Neiding . This is Mr. Vesey’s I rst visit to Alaska, and it is to be hoped that lie will lie duly impressed with not only the beauty and grandeur of the country but witii the great extent and value of its mineral resources as waH- _._ A new lacquering macliin i for the Ketchikan cannery was unloaded from the Cottage City yesteadav, whereat the soul of Superintendent Kounsftll rejoiced with exceeding great joy. It will lie operated by an electric motor, and Is expected to do I tie work for which it is intended in any kind of weather. The charocal iron smelter at Iron dale, near Port Townsend, Washing ton, lias been renovated, some <10 men having been employed in reconstruc tion work and the installation of a new plant and machinery. It is planned to resume iron smelting operations, after a shut-down of several years. The greater portion of the ore (mag netite) to be smelted will In shipped, as before, from British Columbia. Bog iron for mixture will again ho obtained from Skagit county, Wash, .las. A. Moore of Seattle, Wash., i > at the head of this enterprise.