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The etchikan Miner
KETCHIKAN, ALASKA, SATURDAY. AUGUST 10, 1007. _NO. 28 f —-~~ ANDREW CHIUBERG. rv PilVFFS : MERCHaNTd Of K •'•’’•.an. Alaska STATE HE St Or CO' \T THE CLOSE 0' S\ 'I’M . I°07. i REbOC’SvT UAUILi V - 5- .. : >'.w.;r 4 Ur. . ■■ ■ l .t Pft'fi!* ■ - • V* : i - V., V Tacv D*y.«v.:» U.W3.® W.W5! 5^4 SC'- T.'til IS4f.SK>.?: M. A. Mitchell__-_-_Cashier W H Y ~ Suffer NX ith Gnats and Mosquitos. XX e Have the Preparation That Xt ill Keen Them Away. FLY DOPE Just the Thing to Take Along Camping. Fishing and Hunting. Give it a Trial. Guaranteed. Sole Agents The Revilla Drug Company 6. wv^ | Mallory A HP f JCravenett i 1 \ % \ fare Rain i \ They are made in the latest styles, both soft ^ & stiff, in black and in colors and have the ^ J same appearence as other high grade hats with f \ the additional quality of having been treated $ •■vith the Cravenett process which makes them ^ ^ proof. 4 ^ SEE OUR WINDOW EXHIBIT \ $ -1 | J. R. HECKMAN & Co. f • Rats. S1.COm $3.73 Electric Lighted Room with 3ctir Steam heated Hotel Stedman European Ketchikan JOHN W. STEDMAN Proprietor Alaska j“ —: every Alaskan M. m l liav«* a Saving- Account with Dexter Horton & 3ankers, Seattle Ail S- ;i;g« \ Muiit.' draw inter- -t at the rate of 4 Per Cent. t DEPOSITS MAY BE MADE BY MAIL ’X - te for 3*»* Re^arsirg Sv« - 4-. A::o.rU —-..’ 1 1 ' — E *cirlz L i/ tji Rales: $1 to S2.S0 Steen Heater Per Day The Hotel Revilla European W. A. Conr.e!!, Proprietor KETCHIKAN Suites with Bath ALASKA ^^B MOVES ow, and Destined Brilliant Future of Development lias taken a con 100 additional feet recently taken over the Rogers people boys, near Hollis. : The -haft on this property is al ready down 100 fee! with drifts and v —outs from the bottom blocking a considerable body of ore. which i: s confidently believed will average r.ec far from #30 per *od. Other drittin,- and cross-cutting will he done on "company account" as the work ir, the shaft prorgess to the 200-level, with a view to putting the mine in ‘condition for active mining operations r. the near future, or at least as soon < it cart be properly equipped with the r.ec-. ssary machinery. Jus H. Xesbit. Wni, Reed, Fred K rig and A. S. Cobb, have been engaged the past month doing de v,’.i a ser.t work on the Granite X untain. Lucky Find and Lucky Jim group of quartz locations, which are located in what is locally known as Granite mountain, about a mile and a halt r.v rth .v -t from Hollis. They ed two true fissure veins, ne of which, on the Lucky Jim. tv > feet and a half wide, with well d - ined walls, and gouge, the vein its ?lf showing up well in free gold. g mge assaying as high as ton. . :- if is to four inches, and the partners entertain the belief that they have unearthed something of very ..-at value la the way of a gold - A ree of ter. men are- engaged "at r.t in driving development work ntiiv G. and Thomas bornite i rty at Karta bay, which is show ing up handsomely. A. s. t -bb, of Hollis, was in town Sundai Mr. Cobb, with part r.-. \ is at t resent encaged in doing • el msecs work on property near H- i is.' Vernon T. Wakefield, of Milwaukee, Wi- . president of the G. W. Wake y, princi • fee owner of the Xi black Copper mining ester ing, accompanied by Walter she Milwaukee, ana Mr. Gr . O. Marrs. of Denver. Colorado. Tl. Herri-itt* arrived from sulzer ti. i mc:ui:::g w;:h .» full cargo of > ore for the smelter at Lady smith. B. C. Of the foreign copper market, H. R Mei ton ec Oo.. of London, say in their circular letter ol July 13. that "a 'distinct change from the recent inactivity is gradually coming over the copper situation. Consumers, no ; k- - y remain out of the market cwir.g to the wan: of copper j ry, hav e 1 led to resort to purchases with mere md the past week has wit- j na i •:. r turnover in refined . ti. in ht s ; on known for a j con-: i-.-i . time. The better feeling I a hieb has characterized the stock markets in Europe and America, and art: i.it. ady advance in . - • : W: :.l heit i to s-iui j.atv business generally, and the latent advices from the other j -ice of -he Atlantic indicate an early j re-umptlcn of activity in the copper j trade, fr. order to test the manufact- j urers. or..-of -he leading producers a: t at - - hav * f!-red small quant ties f Lake Suj jrior brands to fav c r- at about £1<>>, with; ytbing w s im medi t ly tiker. up. and the price was ■ ro nptJv raised to £107, the New quotations be . 25 ] >ints t 2.'; 2i c-.r.ts. Ti.e speculative market in London has reflected the i furl .• r ad vance ;r. the ptice of standard copprer both for near and forward delivery, covering being a feature, while - . - • .•• • - der.ee. A moderate amount of business a us transacted from day to day. especially in Juh and August b were in constant ro ot; -t. the former fetching from £!'* to £!•»'». and the latter from £1/5 to fife*. Values of three months standard -,p-r i’r.ctuated between £f>5 5s and *34 5s. and at the close cf the week . the market shows a firm tendency, with t'M ]••« for cash and £!/3 5s for three months. Toe Milwaukee people now here came for ti.e purpose of taking de p<i*iti :>r.s of several witnesses to be ,,-id in a -uit now pending in that city, between the G. M. Wakefield Mineral Land company and others, If.wrii. and the Xi black Copper com pany i.-- .-. of the Nibiack copper mines. The On-.vard returned from her trip to the west coast about six o’clock yesterday evening, .-she took J. T. Jones. N. F. Zimmerman and J. Guthie-rt Welch over to examine some promising mineral properties on that side. Mr. Welch stayed at Copp. rrcouct on the way track but j ■ the others came on to Ketchikan. A reorganization of the Sea Island copper company, by which the late management has been entirely elimi nated. not only from the control but from all connection therewith, marks the beginning of a new era in the his tory of that company. Dr. W. A. Wise, of Fortland. who recently made an examination of the company’s j property in the interest of some of the principal share holders, has re turned and assumed charge of the work of development which will he pushed as vigorously as may be con sistent with a jumper regard for economy and sound business policy. The Sea Island copper company is a subsidiary corporation of the Pacific Coast Securities company, which owns a^group of eleven locations, situate on the northeast side of the inner end of Kasaan bay, about four miles from the Kasaan postoEHee. and two miles from tlie Hydah mine The Eagle's Nest, upon which location most of the development work has thus far been done, lies at a distance of about 2,500 feet from tidewater, and at a eleva tion of about 400 feet above it. The present intention is to prosecute the work of development at this point, for which purpose a double shift has bee put on. the work being confined to the ore body and the ore being sacked as fast as mined with a view to future shipment. There is here an apparent large body of high grade ore, which it is estimated will eer tiainly yield not less than five dollars for every dollar* Upended in its development. It is .the purpose of the management to develop a mine before undertaking any considerable expenditures for equipment looking so the shipment of product other than that which is taken out in the course of development. Ultimately a wire tramway will be put up for the transportation of product to the waterside for shipment thence to the smelter. Chas. Guzman is the resi dent agent for the company and Wm. Rea mine foreman. * * * Maj. A. W. Simmons, of Pittsburg Pa., Judge Heifner, of Seattle, and Mr. Matte, a Salt Lake mining man, have been at Coppermount all week, looking over the Alaska Copper com pany's mines and smelter at that place, under the guidance of J. Cutb uert Welch. This is believed to be preliminary to a probable reorganiza tion of the company, and the elimina tion of at least a part of the incom petence which has heretofore chielfy chartacterized its general manage ment. * * * At the Cuprite, cot far from the Jumbo. Prince of Wales island, the shaft now shows six feet, six inches of clean high grade ore, which is in all respects simliar to that of the Jumbo. The same quality of ere has heen struck lower down the mountain, at a vertical depth of 150 feet below the bottom of the shaft. From this last mentioned point a cross-cut tun nel will he run to a connection with the shaft, together with another from a point still lower. 2*o effort at min ing ore for shipment will be made at present, the aim being to make the camp ready for a vigorous prosecution of development work during the winter, by the erection of buildings^ for the comfortable accommodation of the mining force. The development work wiil be continued, however without intermission, with a force of miners working three 8-hour shifts per day. During the coming fall and winter a survey will be made and other preliminary work done looking to the erection of an aerial tramway from the lowest available point on the mountain side to the beach,a dis tance of about 4,000 feet, so as to he prepared for the shipment of ore early next spring. Mr. A. I. Jones is in charge of the work at present. A HUGH ENTERPRISE. The Yukon Consolidated Goldfields Co., a Guggenheim organization, which last summer commenced the construction of a hydro-electric plant on Little Twelve-mile river for the purpose of supplying electric power far the operation of its gold dredges, and the excavation of a big ditch from Twelve mile river to its exten sive ar a of gold-bearing ground on Hunker and Bonanza creeks, expects shortly to have three steam shovels at work on the ditch. Two of these are already in position for starting work, a third has been ordered to arrive early in the season. The power station, transformer station, and a 33,000-volt transmission line 30 miles in length, for the above mentioned hydro-electric system, were prac tically completed several months ago. This is the concern or winch the freighters are now carrying big in stalments of pipe for the pipa line 1 00 miles in length, together with the dredging machinery it is intended to operate. The steamer Jefferson arrived north bound about two o'clock this morning. : She brought fifty tons of freight ana the following passengers for Ketchi kan: K. B. Ellis, W. J. Compton, < ieo. Conner, J. P. Duncan, L. A. Frankenberg and J. Langellier. Tbe Jeffersond doesn't seem to experience any difficulty in maintaining her position as favorite with the travelin public, as she had 138 first class I passengers on her list. KETCHIKAN Local Happening's of the Past Seven Days Tersely Told. Mrs. U. S. Rush ami daughter Eloise, who have been rusticating* at the Portnian hatchery for a few days, returned to their temporary abiding place at the Revilla last evening, and report having had a most enjoyable outing. Billy Schlothan, who has been on the sick list for several days, is all O. K. again, as big as life, and twice as active as heretofore. Marko Jackich, a miner employed at the Mamie mine, met with a pain ful accident a day or two ago, by hav ing his foot crushed by a heavy piece of rock falling upon it from an ore bucket he was handling. He is now in the hospital at Hadley. The Tacoma builder reports slow progress on the new hull for the tug Vigilant, which will probably not be completed much, if any. before the' first of September. Kazie Krauczunas, immigrant in- ! spector, has gone to Nome, in pursu ance of his official duties. He goes by way of the White Pass and Yukon river route, stopping long enough at Skagway for an interview with his brother inspector of unprounceabie cognomen and taking in Fairbanks and other prominent places enroute. He will be absent from Ketchikan about six weeks. FROM MONDAY’S DAILY Buy a ticket for the benefit ball given by the Degree of Pocohontas. Thursday night Aug. 8th for a worthy member in distress. Tickets 81.00. Refreshments consisting of Stokes Seattle ice cream, home made cake, coffee and sandwiches will be served from Pocohontas dining rooms. A change of proprietors of the Owl cafe, Dock street, took place this morning, H. C. Burgarg succeeding Williams & Hardwick. The City of Seattle is reported as having left Vancouver at one o’clock yesterday afternoon, and should arrive here at an early hour tomorrow morning. vv. a. ratterson commenced tne work of repiling the Heckman wharf this morning. Many of the old pile? have been so badly injured by the teredos, as to threaten the safety of the wharf, and it was deemed wise to take time by the forelock and thus provide against possible accident. The ‘'humpies'’ continue to in crease in numbers, the waters of the Narrows being fairly alive with them. The local cannery cannot begin to handle all that are taken even by its own crews, and many are being sent to Kasaan and Loring, though last year it was the rule, rather than the exception to draw upon Kasaan waters and others at a distance for the raw material from which to make the Ketchikan pack. The master of the excursion ship who does not give his tourists a reasonable length of time in Ketchi kan to see what is to be seen, robs them of a sight he will not afford them a chance to see elsewhere dur ing the entire voyage—that of thous ands of salmon leaping falls fifteen to twenty feet in height. The Peterson, army tender to Fort William H. Seward, passed up to day, stopping only long enough to take on coal left here for her u?e some two months ago. She has been undergoing repairs and a general overhauling at Seattle. The Henriette arrived up last night, and after discharging enough coal to fill present demands for hali bushel lots, departed this morning for Suizer. where she w ill take on a cargo of Jumbo ore for one of the British Columbia smelters. The Jum bo bunkers are full, and the Henriette taking a thousand tons will go but a little way in relieving the pressure on their capacity. i John Beasley, the eapenter, is branching out in a new direction, and 1 doing something of which he may well be proud. His latest effort is a book or specimen ease now on exhibition in the window of Heckman's furni ture department and it is a hummer. , It is built of Alaska yellow cedar with deer horn legs and the whole I thing is elaborately decorated with : burnt work making a very handsome , and artistic piece of furniture. The Alert will sail at 4 o’clock in the morning for the Portage nr,d Chomley and her regular Kartu aic Kasaan bay ports. The next day or two will be long i on steamsboats, the Seattle is due up about <> o’clock tomorrow morning, ; the Jefferson Wednesday morning, , while the Dolphin is due to happen along southljound any old time, and Cottage will Ik; in ten orrow morning. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Slit Iten return ed on the Print--ss Itoya] tl i? morn ing from their bridal trip to poi ,i? i f interest in British Columbia, Oregon and Washington. The steamer Novelty under the guidance of Dick Stack was tied up-ct j the wharf for a little while today enroute from Loring to Boca de Quadra for tish. Miss Hale, the bookkeeper for the Union Steamship company made the round trip Saturday to Hollis on the Alert. Dick Nioholls journeyed over to lvarta bayjSsturday to see how those copper properties there are panning out. Charles Guzman, who was at Kasaan bay reports mininfg in gen eral booming there. There is weeping and wailing and knashing of teeth among the left overs of the Bachelor club—Henry Clay Horsley, the noble scion of the sunny south, ana the upholder of the dignity of the U. S. army in Ketchi kan is about to foreswear celibacy, to turn bis back on his bachelor friends, and get married, leaving for the south and .his fate on tonight's Cottage City. Time was when the Bachelor club looked upon M.O. as being their pillar of strength and great is the work he has done, hold ing them in line. Many a time and oft, so rumor hath it, he has taken Harry Ricp, M. A. Mitchell, R. L Colby, Dr. Bauer, A. S. Allen or the rest of the family, by the hand and gently but firmly led them away from the pitfalls awaiting their poor feet, and in so doing left an opening for the little god Cupid to aim his darts at himself with aim so true that at last he has been compelled to capitu late and the spiel is off. There is no telling just what will happen to the giddy young members of his once happy family left without a head but no doubt they, too, can find some one among the gentler sex who will be willing to share their sorrows and their joys, and incidentally take possession^ the larger part of the contents of their pocket books—but this isn't about the rest of the Bachelor club, it is just about Hor sley, so their troubles will be left for discussion at a latter date—and the Miner wishes for Horsley a wife as suitable for him as we know he will be as a husband for her and join, with the Bachelor club in their wail over the possiblity that he may not return to Ketchikan and the hundreds ot friends he has here. But should kind fate and the department see fit to re turn him to us we will extend the best welcome we know how to Mrs. H. since we will hoar her no ill will for spoiling a bachelor in the making of a benedict. FROM TUESDAY'S DAILY The Hon. Mike Connel has retired from the position of engineer of the fast and commodious launch “Red Eye" and has accepted a position a? “mixologist” at the Cabinet. It is needless to say that Mike's smiling countenance is an ornament where ever it may be. Wm. K. Hancock, superintendent of the Yes bay hatchery is in the city on business. The cement in the kitchen floor at the Steelman cafe is slow at hardning. and it is not likely that that populai eating place will he reopened for bus iness before Saturday or Sunday. Tim Alaskan arrived up from Seattle bout ten o’e'ock this morning loaded to the limit with general cargo. She brought “Brad” along as purser. The City of Seattle arrived north bound at 10:30 this morning. Foi Ketchikan she brought four passen gers Miss L. Johnson, Miss A. Mc ' oral -. W. F. Bushed and Dr. Wise. She carried about 30 tons of freight for this port. The round trippers hat lots of fun at the mouth of the creek matching salmon and it is safe to say that they caught enough lisli to feet the crowd fo." some time. The Seattb bad 100 passengers all told, n. C. McCormack, one of Wrangell’s must prominent business men callet on several of his Ketchikan friend: while the Seattle was in port tlii moraing. Be was on his way hoim from .Seattle where he had been in business. Capt. Binder, manger of th ■ Pacific Coast S. S. Co. was a passenger cn the .Seattle this morning. J. I. Daly, the enterprising mana ger for Frve-Bruhn's went up t< -kagway this morning on the Seattle No use, good people to longer watcl for the arrival of the steamer Spo kanc from trio north. Sin- sneakei down the hack way last Saturday iftcrnoon, and may bo confidently xpected to arrive back on her way north tinder cover of darkness. The good ship Kurus, Capt. Thontp 'Oil at the helm, returned frott Crahatn island last nigdit with tit party of southern capitalists on heart who had gone to Mass tt to inspect the timber and mineral resources o that island. Though the Henrietta brought not much more than a pinch of coal y«» terdav, Mr. strong inf inns Ti t Miner that lie has the prom is-' of < full cargo in the near future- enougl at least to loos ri up t ie ttringen — until supplement d b another. Ben j amine Tnftu, who came hfrt nine few days ago to try t i find some sign* of Carl .Simonson, who disap peared from this city some time dur ing April or this y>ar, darted back to his home in Coopt rstown, N. !)., satisfied that the man for whom I e was searchng is dead, either having been drowned by tho overturning of his boat, or having committed sui cide. No trace of tho body of tho young follow could be found, and all Mr. Tufte could do was to ‘gather to gether the few effects left by Simon son at the time of his disappearance and take them hack with him to Cooperstown where Simonson’s mother lives. When tho trunk that as left was opened, $80 in gold was found in a purse and everything with in the trunk showed neatness and orderliness. The matter remains as great a mystery as ever, as absolutely no trace of any kind was discovered. Julius Sternbergjhas just completed a panoramic view of Ketchikan that is a beauty, and until one sees it they do not realize what a pretty location Ketchikan has. The picture was taken on seven separate negatives and the whole then joined together mounted on cloth. It covers from Charcoal Point on tho north to bo yond the cannery on tho south, and . inlc-udos the Narrows and tho north end of Pennock island. Tho picture is large enough—the whole thing is over five feet long—and so well taken that it is something worth jhav« ing. Mr. Sternberg, who has a companion picture taken some ten or fifteen years ago, will send both to Washington, D. C. Several thousand salmon were taken yesterday immediately off the Union Steamship company’s wharf, which was lined with witnesses to the trans action. The Dolphin arrived soutli bound at 2:30 today and the Cottage, which cleared from Wrangell at 1:30 this afternoon should arrive about 8:30 this evening. FROM WEDNESDAY’S DAILY The sporting editor of The Miner is in a quandary today, not knowing just what to do in a matter that happened last night. You see it is just this way. John Furlong and Steve Womacks went hunting and fishing Saturday night, returning last evening, that much of it is all right —and that is the all important part jf the performance—but tho engine on the “Joliy Cobbler” went on -trike coming back and they had to row in. Well, the sporting editor happened along to get a josh on the two of them and behold ono handed him a mess of trout and tho other'a roast of venison, so we guess it wouldn’t be just right to tell about their troubles with tho engine and how they rowed so long and so hard that when they arrived at the slip Billy Schlothan had to go aboard and -hut off tho gasolene before they would stop—no, we won’t say a word about that after the royal way they treated us; it wouldn’t lie just right. The pile driver at Heckman’s wharf met with an accident yesterday which will put it out of business for ,ome time. For some reason the whole hing fell over smashing it badly. Today the crew are at work rebuild ing il- _ The following meteorlogioal sum« ill ary of the weather conditions dur ing the week ending Aug. 8 1!)07, is reported by N. 13. Whitfield, deputy U. S. land and mineral surveyor: Aug. 1—6 a. m. to 6 p. m.—clear; wind from west, average temperature 0 . Aug. 2—0 a. in. to 0 p. in.—clear; vind from west, average tempera ure 04. August 3—0 a. m. to 0 p. tn.— doudv; wind from south, average emperature 58. Aug. 4—0 a. in. to 0 p. m.— rain showers; wind from south and south ■ast, average temperature 50. Aug. 5—0 a. m. to 0 ]>. m.—rain •howers, wind from H. K., average emperature 52. Aug. 0—0 a. m. to 0 p. m.—rain flowers: wind from S. Id. and south, iverage temperature 5.3. Aug. 7—0 a. rn. to 0 p. m.— clear; vind from S. W., average tompura ure 57. Aug. 8—0 a. ni. to 0. p. in.—clear; vind from S. W., average temper lure 58. Rain fall during weuk 1 three tenths inches. New Contestant Appears.—In tlio ■mint of the votes of the piano con est last night a new contestant ippeared J\ I*'. Cilmore, with one ote— otherwise matters stand pretty iiuidi as they wore, the Odd Fellows mating the Magics by 871 votes. The ictual figures were: Odd Follows - - - 0,010 Fugles ----- 5,745 F. F. Oil more I Blanks.oof 12,600 The attention of tho public is call ’d to the fact that so many blank votes are cast. Kith* r mark your ickets for tho 1 idgo you are inti r* stod in or take them to cither F. •Smith Harris. representing tie Magics, or (diaries Repp ■ for tho Oi d Fellows, and they will each see to it that the tickets ire properly marl ed, Tho Northern .Machine Works have men at work getting the fire scow hack into first class condition. Tho boiler ha i li.’cn thoroughly overhauled as have also the pumps and tho rest of tier equipment.