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Preparation That Xt ill Keen Them Away.
Just the Thing to Take Along Camping. Fishing and
Hunting. Give it a Trial. Guaranteed. Sole Agents
The Revilla Drug Company
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Rats. S1.COm $3.73 Electric Lighted
Room with 3ctir Steam heated
Hotel Stedman
Proprietor Alaska
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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.
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E *cirlz L i/ tji Rales: $1 to S2.S0
Steen Heater Per Day
The Hotel Revilla
W. A. Conr.e!!, Proprietor
Suites with Bath ALASKA
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
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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
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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
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
* * *
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.
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
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.
Local Happening's of the Past
Seven Days Tersely
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
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.
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
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
Dick Nioholls journeyed over to
lvarta bayjSsturday to see how those
copper properties there are panning
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.

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