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,^T T NO. 29 \ OL. I. ■■■■■■ f , "N ANDREW CHILBERG, Pres. J. R- HECKMAN. Vice Pres. MINERS & MERCHANTS BANK Of Ketchikan, Alaska j STATEMENT OF CONDITION AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 1907. RESOURCES El AIJIUTI ES Rills Receivable $ SO‘10. if* Capital Paid 111 $ 30.000.iXi Furniture and Fixtures s.wxr».4:t Undivided Profits 9,020.36 l;:\l<enses■ Pa ill :" Demand Deposits $193,r.90.82 " ' " Vault'’ ’ 3R 118.23 138.W"'•..•« Time Deposits 12,783.69 2iHl.:i60..‘d Total $M3,3S8.87 Total $215,388.87 M. A. Mitchell - _- _Cashier Stationery . * - A Complete Line Just Received High-Grade Papeteries . . * Writing Tablets, Blank Books, Memorandums, Office Supplies and Notions The Rev ilia Drug Company End of the Season 1 Clean Sweep of ail Summer _ Sale Begins"] M0rC!iHSICtlS8 | Sale Begins^ | Thursday, August !5 Thursday, August 15 -j-f-- | S We Will Name You 3 few of the Items and £" ~ ? O W S j ^ 1 Note the Reductions That Are Made H h j — ** 3 “J b O -n P 3 [ _« S => 3 _ ^ n q_ < i z Fancy Dimity, was 25 cts Now 15 cts ~ n St.ipped “ “ 25 “ “ 15 ** Jo Figured Swiss “ 25 “ “ 15 i£_ ! ^ -c PD 5‘ - g Dotted “ “ 25 “ “ 15 “ g J= -g c* c -J Paris Tissue “ 25 “ 15 g_ §_ 4 Silk Dots “ 30 “ “ 20 “ i frt O _Crepe Chiffon “ 35 “ “ 20 “_ 1 -o White Voile “ 35 “ “ 20 “ ^ ? rag O 00 to -2 Colored “ “ 35 “ “ 20 “ " ” ra T! * § A^ P0 u 2 ———= SL Q » a) C 27 W -i- o 4 4 You Will Find Values Here Rarelv Offered 2- S r0 -1 * 3 —J wJ J. R. HECKMAN & Co. Rates; Si.00 to S3.00 Electric Lighted | Room with Bath Steam heated Hotel Stedman European Ketchikan ! JOHN W. STEDMAN Proprietor Alaska t . The Right Time ti To Start Your Savings Account Is at the Beginning of 1 The interest Period n A New Interest Period Is Just Starting Aii Accounts Opened Nov; Draw \ \ interest Next January Seud Us Your Deposit By Mail DEXTER, HORTON & CO. BANKERS, SEATTLE _________„_________ *'"’**’ U " k Electric Lighted Rates: $1 to $2.50 Steam Heated Per Day The Hotel Re villa European W. A. Connell, Proprietor KETCHIKAN Suites with Bath ALASKA ' MINING MOVES What Was, is Now, and Destined to Become-A Brilliant Future Awaits Work of Development There is a congestion of ore at the Jumbo, owing to the lack of transpor tation. Tho tipper and lower bunkers, which hoi cl something more than 1,500 tons, are full to overflowing, the mine having achieved a daily product of 1(H) tons. It seems like the irony of fate that this great mine should thus be hampered, with a smelter lying i idle scarcely half a dozen miles away. The big ship Halvard cleared yes terday with a full cargo of ore from the Mt. Andrew, the product of which mine is now limited to 4,000 tons per month because of the transportation facilities which are so inadequate to the requirements of our working mines. The Alki passed through south bound about five o'clock yesterday afternoon. Site carried a cargo of 1,000 tons of Treadwell concentrates and 200 tons of canned salmon from Hunters Bay. It is expected that work will he re commenced at the Cymru .property within the next month or six weeks. This mine has about 000 tons of ore at Coppermount which it expects to siiip south as soon as a bottom can be found to carry it. Mrs. Tola Wyman came over from Copper City Friday night and left yesterday morning for Tacoma. Tho Red Wing mine is shipping a cargo of ore on board the Alaskan to the smelter at Tacoma and Mrs. Wyman goes to see to the settlement for same. The Rlk, of Ketchikan, went down to Cat island yesterday to bring up the Peterson ,V Sons' outfit. Some fifty or more sacks of high grade copper ore was brought back for a smelter ■ is! at 1 cons iderabl ■ int (rest is felt in the result. An assayed sample gave as high as 18 per cent copper from the Peterson prop >rty with con siderable gold. The ore brought up \ was from clear across the face of the cut and will give the true value of the property. The old reliable Dirigo arrived up yesterday morning with the barge Case in tow. The latter vessel was loaded with coke and coal for the Alaska Smelting Refining Co., at Hadley, while the Dirigo, besides 500 tons of coal for the same concern had a locomotive, steam shovel and other machinery and supplies for the White Pass railroad. T. J. Sweany was a passenger on the Dolphin this morning enroute from Seattle to Skagway. Mr. Sweany has mining interests on Kasaan Bay near the Mt. Andrew i mine, upon which ho expects to re commence work within the next ( month. IIo has shipped some ore from it to tho Tacoma smelter upon which he realized $0.00 per ton after paying smelter charges. K. Mi Aldrich and .1. L. Pavnc. two mining men of Spokane, are guests ut th" Kevilki. They went out this morning to examino tin* Peterson property on Dueo do Quadra. J. II. llazlett, a mining expert, from Seattle was registered over night at the llevilla. Mr. llazlett i I r seats Chiiberg & Davidson of Seattle, who roe ntly bought into the tloodro and Thomas copper property I on ICarta hay. He left for the prop erty this morning and tho Miner is iu i formed that it is his intention to take ; out about 50n tons of ore. for immed iate shipment, and if all comes up to ! expectations will see to tho building of an trial tram and bunkers for the ore. K. W. Molander. an expert machin ist came up on yesterday’s Dolphin and left, for Hadley on the Marion, where he go*s to see about the instal lation of tho hot blast attachment on the smelting furnace. Mr. Molander was instrumental in saving tho steam er ('lias. I). Lane in October of 1!)00 when an accident to her boilers put ; iicr out of business and threatened to send her to the bottom. After the 1 engineers department of the boat had J tried everything they could think of ! to r niody the ti oublo and failed. Mr. j Molander took hold of things and in an incredible short time had the j boat under way again. Hatley Sel dom of this place, was on board the | vessel at, the t ime and is loud in his praise of Mr. Mulandcr's skill. The 1 hot blast to tie installed is an inven tion of Thomas Kiddei's, tlie smelter manager, and is said to effect a ma teria! saving of coke. Portland, August 15. Dora Jen nings, who was twice tried for the j murder of her father at (b ants Puss, j this state, died last night. On her death bed. realizing tho condition she was in, she still stuck to her original statement that neither she nor her ! brother Jasper, who is serving time 1 for the crime, were guilty. The state authnrit ies considered that .they hud an absolutely clear ease against tho woman, who, however, escaped con viction on account of her sex. Now York, August 15. Tho strike situation is unchanged. Twenty-one thousand telegraphers i on strike all over the United Stat. s from New York to Seattle, from Detroit to Tampa, Florida. Never before in the labor history of t' died Status has any labor strike i so general or so far reaching its effects. Business of every nut:: - " is hampered bv the absence of tho 1 h graph, in some instances almo t ' tally. Gov ernment business is a complete standstill, and beli" - in govern ment ownership of puh'i utilities see in the strike a big help ) their cause. The Associated Pro.-s is serving the papers oast of Chicago fairly well with the aid of strike breakers, but from tlint city west nothing is doing. In Canada the situation i» much the same, as almost all tho operators of the Groat Western have gone out in sympathy with their brethren across the line. President Roosevelt has refused to take any action in the matter looking towards enforced arbitration of the questions involved, saying that with out the sanction of both parti s ho has no authority to act. The companies have all tho anti-unionists at work that they can get hold of, and are simply making a waitin: ''ghv, realiz ing that many of the men can not live on the small amount of Ush that will he forthcoming from headquarters, and that they will then lie compelled to go back to work again. Columbus, O. August 15.—Secretary Taft in a great speech in this city i last night, outlined the , isitiou of the | administration as far as the trust j question is concerned. In part he i said: “I believe it is the duty of any I government to protect the ini 'rests of ! the dominon people, the great rank and file of any country The police force protects them fr ' the lower criminal, the central government must. | see that the monied power, by virtue of its money, does not usurp to itself prerogatives belonging to the people and the government. Such is their tendency, and that tendency must lie curbed. Are the trusts doing this? If so, you must agree with mo that they are going beyond their rights just as much as does the man who steals your pocketbook or watch.” He further discussed nil 'll" important questions of the day, and concluded by announcing himself..^candidate h>r the> presidency. Mr. Taft sails from Seattle for the Philippine Islands September 10th. Havana, August 15.- Word eotm > from Manincaragua that Col. Mar tinez, at the head of a body of Insur gents, is attacking that city, having declared a revolution against the existing government and the prose net of the forces of tho United States. American troops will be sent against him if tlie Cuban forces now march ing to attack him are unsuccessful. . Seattle, August. 15.—These are fat days for “scab’’ telegraph operators. The local offices are oiVerlng ten dol lars per day to anybody who can make any sort of a stab at sending or re ceiving. Thus far not one-third enough men have put in an appear ance to take care of the work. Belfast, Ireland, August 15.—This city is under martial law the streets being patrolled by soldiery and search lights of the army are kept playing constantly during tho night. Rioters last night cut tho gas mains and stretched barbed wire ncro.-s the j streets up which tlie cavalry pair, Is, were advancing, and many of the soldiers were injured. The troops then fired on the strikers, killing sov- | oral of them. Tangier's, August 15.—There is no continuation of the report that the Moots have freed Kaid MacLcan. On the contrary, it is said that Raisa!i is preparing to lay siege to Fez, tho seat of the Sultan's government. If hi succeeds in his object there is strong I probability that tie will bo recognized by tire powers as they consider that he would lie more able to keep the turbu lent tribesmen in subjection than i the present Sultan. New York, August 15. -Croat ex citement prevails on Wall street, , Stocks average the lowest they have : been in six years. Tire absence cl , telegraphic communication has given t!ie “Dears” a chance to dept'e-s the mark t, and tlmy nre doing so v 1th 1 great vigor. Several heavy failure.-! are repotted and money is tight. Marseilles, Fiance, August 15. The ; report that Cold, the man accused of killing Emma Levine and hiding the body in his trunk, had committed sui-j cido is untrue. He lias made a con fession however, that ho and his wife ! committed the crime for the woman’s | jewels, and that they then staked the money received from their sale on the table and inst it all. Omaha, August 15.- Harriman is threatened by a strike of all the shop men of Ids systems. A meeting is to lie belli Sunday to formulate demands for increased wages, which if refused, will result in a general strike. New York, August 15. I ’ost master General You Meyer, in an address in this city last night, advocated in tht strongest U rms the renewal of the old postal note system and the esiablish ment of the parcel post with a limit of ten pounds and of a postal savings bank system. lie also favored the two cent rate for foreign postages, « KETCHIKAN Local Happenings of the Past Seven Days Tersely Told. (From Monday’s Daily) Dr. Gormley, Presbyterian synodical missionary for Washintgon and Alaska, was a Ketchikan visitor yes terday. While here lie christened Margare t Eleanor, the little daughter of Prof, and Mrs. Bertram Mitchell. The Murphys, Rudnicks and Mrs. Sickles returned on the Onward yes terday morning from their two weeks camping trip at the mouth of the Unuk. They are ail thoroughly tan ned and report a first class time with fish stories galore. Mrs. V. M. Rude, wife of Lieut. Rude, of tlie, coast survey boat Ged ney, who lias boon visiting her hus band on his vessel now working on tho west coast of Prince of Wales is land, is a passenger on tlio Jefferson hound i'or the Sound. Steamboat Doings.—The Seattle arrived south bound at 5:1(0 yesterday mon.ing: the Spokane, northbound, at midnight, last night; the Jefferson at x o’clock this morning. The Dol phin was scheduled out of Seattle Saturday night and if she left on time should he in tomorrow morning. Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Bradford accompanied by Miss Tniell, Mrs. Bradford’s sister, were passengers south on the Seattle yesterday. Bus iness conditions of the Ketchikan Steamship Co. compel 1 “Brad” to take up bis residence in Seattle to take care of tho affairs of tho com pany at that end of the line. The Spokane was up to her old tricks again last night arriving here about midnight and will prohaply sneak by without stopping on the way back. Moral suasion having been apparently without results, it might be a good idea for some of the mer chants whe ship their goods by the i’acilic Coast boats, and have failed to dispose of their souvenir stock ow ing' to the persistent cussedness of the captain of the Spokane, to try rome other line for a few months and see if they can’t bring the Pacific Coast st. ri. Co. to time. There must be somebody above Capt. Carrol, big' bug though be looks upon himself to He.and that somebody is looking for business to help pay the wages of the aforesaid captain and will probably drop a hint that might do him a little good. (From Tuesday’s Laiiy) The Elk made a trip to Hadley this morning. Floyd Ryus is over at Niblack for a few days. A shortage of miners and muckers is r ported from lladley. W. F. Gibuour, tho Juneau drum mer. was a passenger north on the Dolphin. The steamer Henrietta is expected up within the next week with coal for Ketchikan. The Alma went down to Carroll’s inlet after a load of ice for Hunt* Latbrnp Co. The Arctic was in this morning I'roi i linea de Quadra with iish for the Coring cannery. Judge Foote, of Juneau, was a pleasant caller at the Miner olliee this morning while tlie Dolphin was in port. Preparations are being made to re pile Strongs dock, the old coal shed being put out of business for the time being". Charles Co wen. L. Monson, and J. r,. Johns, all of Seattle, are regis tered at the Stodman having arrived on this morning's Dolphin. Walter Stevens was a Ketchikan pa sen. i-r on the May this morning utmi Seattle. He comes to take a position with H. A. Frdley at Duiomi. Attorney ( lias. Cosgrove was n pa- uiger north on the Dolphin to .lull’ an . hither he goes on business ■one 1 d with th" protest ot' the j Ve;. . hi Mining claim. The Me ..in r Marion came in early Dus men.!: g from 1’ortland ( anal with the barge D. D. Brown in tow. Piie hitter had a cargo of lint) tons ol ■oppi r oie tor tin Hadley smelter. The Dolpiiin arrived northbound from Seattle at !):4o ibis morning. The cause of her being so lato is attributed to the fact that just before . he was to have loft Seattle trouble occurod h : ween otlieers and crow and the. majority of the latter quit. Tliis necessitated tlie employment of new men many of wlioin are very green. When it came to unloading this morn ing tlie ollicers had to turn to and lend a hand as the so-called sailors didn’t know which end of tlie sling to put the hook into. Tlie following passengers came up for this piano on the Dolphin: J. II. i ia/.lette, A. II. Brooks, May belle Douglas. .T. L. Johns, E. W. Molati der, Erances Douglas, E. M. Aldrich, W. .1. Wright, .1. S. Payne, J. Mun son. S. T. Turner, M. I)., of El Paso, Texas, was among tlie passengers on board the Dolphin this morning, He made a call at, the Miner office, and being interested in this district, had his name put on the Miner’s subscrip tion list. Tho Princess May arrived north bound at 4 o’clock this morning some eight or ten hours late. She was de tained on the Skeena River over one tide at the cannery owing to the fail ure of tho crew there to get their scows afloat at high tide. She w ill be back on schedule, however, Thurs day evening. Jimmie Dutton, the hustling pro prietor of tho Shooting Gallery re ceived word from his mother who re sides in Baltimore, Maryland, that his last letter which left Ketchikan July 20 was delivered to her before noon of August 1, thus making the trip in six days. It’s going some to cover that distance in such a short time. •T. R. Heckman has solved the prob lem of getting fish, with or without fishermen. He has worked out and installed a monster lloating trap near Point Higgins which is gathering in the finny denizens of the deep at a great rate. The trap is double heart shaped and is something so new and successful in tho fishing line that Mr. Heckman is contemplating getting it patented. The largest single day catch thus far is 34,000 fish, and close to 25,000 are taken daily. Yesterday Mr. Heckman took a party consisting of Dr. J. L. Myers, J. R. Beegle, II. Brown, George Irving and George Rounsefell to see tho trap and they are all loud in their praise of it. Practically all of the salmon for Ton gass Narrows and Behm Canal seem to congregate at Pt. Higgins before go ing to their respective creeks and thus it is that tho trap is doing such a big business. (From Wednesday’s Daily) J. L. Johnson, the “Owl” cigar man, is paying his respects to local merchants. George K. Green, general managei for the Hadley Consolidated Coppei company, is registered at the Sted man. 'flic work of repainting the Side board saloon is finished and the build ing looks as slick as Mike does after he has had a clean shave. That new steamer schedule board at the Revilla Hotel is a winner and shows considerable' ingenuity on the part of whoever got it up. F. M. Loomis came over from Dolo mi on the Alert last night and today is engaged in getting the “Sky Pilof’in shape for the trip back. A breakdown at the mill yesterday morning resulted in the wheels and saws of that busy institution being still yesterday afternoon and today. Tlie new lacquering machine is up and in operation at the cannery. It is driven by electricity and has a capacity of 1,000 cases or 48,000 cans per day. The waterfront this morning is as quiet as a country village in New England on Sunday. Almost all the boats are out on business and there's nothing doing among the rest. “Me to work this trip, ” was what Willis Connell said to his dad yester day. “Had a strike just before we left Seattle. Crew quit, not a sailor on board except me and two coons.” T. W. Buschman. of Seattle, brother of August Buschman of the Karta bay cannery, came up on yes terday’s boat, was a guest at the Sted man overnight, and left for the can nery this morning. The Miner is in receipt of a copy oi tlie official call for a republican con vention at Juneau, November 14, 1007, to elect six delegates and six alternates to the republican national convention of 10()8. According to the call Ketchikan is entitled to six delegates. Tic- price of Sock eyes is soaring on l’uget Sound 50 cents per iish being offered for them last Friday. There has been a decided shortage of red Iish there as here and the run is about over with many of the canneries re pot-! ing from one-quarter to one-lialf the- estimated pack up. The doors and windows have arriv ed I n- the customs house building and they are being placed in position, T; - delay in securing them is another indication of the way Seattle treats Alaska trade. The order for them was placed early in June and they flowed up on yesterday’s Dolphin. A small matter of eight or nine weeks’s wait. Jimmie Murphy lias.a furtive, wor ried expression in his left eye today. Wonder what’s the matter. Has something happened to the Marion? No, come to think of it, today is the day Jimmie commits matrimony. His troubles haven't begun yet though. Just waif until lie’s stand ing up in front of that preacher with Ids knees humping together and his mouth all dry, and then tie begin to wonder why in thunder lie’s got himself into such a fix for anyway. The Farallon arrived north hound this morning with a cargo of about 800 tons on hoard. She had nothing for Ketchikan except a few supplies for the cannery. She left three coal buckets here for the steam schooner Washington now on her way fiorlh. The Farallon had 370 tons of coal nud machinery for Hadley whither she went from this place. (From Thursday’ Daily) Tho schooner Wildwood was in from Boca de Quadra today. B. B. Nieding, • manager of tho Niblack Copper Co., is in the city. Emil Larsen, manager of the Boca do Quadra cannery, was in the city ovor night. J. H. Hensley Jr., accountant for the Hadley smelter, is in the city registered at the Revilla. The steamer Marion will leave for Portland Canal tomorrow morning with Manager Lawton on board on a tour of inspection. S. W. Prime, of Seattle, who is here closing up tho business affairs of the Baldwin Marble concern, is a guest at tho Stedman. Clyde Morrow is all smiles this morning; a bouncing baby boy arrived at his home at 8 o’clock today and already shows an aptitude for the car penter business. The Creel, the tender of the Ketch ikan cannery, took up !),000 fish to Loring today. Tho local cannery had more fish on hand than it could handle without some spoiling. Steward Markham,of tho Humboldt, was the recipient of many congratu lations on this trip. He annexed unto himself a wife the day the boat sailed and brought her along on the trip. V. T. Wakefield and W. L. Gold, of Milwaukee, S. C. Vessey, of Cleve land, Ohio, and T. R. Lyons, of .Jur. eau, returned from Niblack last night, and are now registered at the Sted man. C. J. Glassbrook, of San Francisco, came up on the Humboldt this morn ing. Mr. Glassbrook is the local manager for the Mine and Smelter Supply Co., of San Francisco, and is here in the interests of his company. The steamship Humboldt arrived up at 2 o’clock this morning with about twenty-five tons of general merch andise and the following passengers for Ketchikan: Alice Dundon, Lizzie Johns, W. A. Snyder and C. J. Glass brook. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Thompson, Mrs. Frank Pearce, Miss Jessie Hopkins and Dale Hunt, started on a camping trip to Smuggler’s Cove yesterday. During tire interval Frank and that white bull pup are batching. The count of the votes in tho piano contest last night added 1252 to tho lead the Odd Fellows have over the Eagles. The vote stood. Eagles ... 2,842 Odd Fellows - - 4,100 IJost Mistress - - 3 Blank ... 45.1. Total - - 7,402 I ho total vote to date stands: Eagles ... 28,<>o4 Odd Fellows - - 37,343 Scattering - - 2,040 Total - - 68,403 Surrounded by loving friends who vied with each other to show their appreciation of them, Olive Inez McElheny and James M. Murphy; Anna Dimple McElheny and Fred VV. Spurred, and Jennie Ruth Spurred and John H. Cann, were united in the bonds of holy matrimony iast night at 8:30. Tho wedding ceremonies took place in the little cottage in Newtown where Mr. and Mrs. Murphy will reside, which was transformed into a lloral arbor for the occasion, tho decorations being of ferns and cut and potted Mowers. A pretty wedding hell was suspended over the plate where the couples stood when the significant words binding them to gether for life were spoken. Rev. Sweere, of tho local Catholic church officiated for Miss Olive and Mr. Murphy, while Rev. J. A. Chapman did the same for Miss Dimple and Mr. Spurred, and Miss Spurred and Mr. Cann. After the ceremonies those present partook of a generous wedding supper to which ad did credit. Those pres ent were: Mrs. E. M. McElheny, Messrs, and Mesdames W. A. Bryant, I. 1.. Myers, Fremont King, Frank Capp, II. C. Kublev, C. A. Swan, F. J. Hunt, J. A. Chapman, Mesdames J. Pittenger, E. K. Turner, J. \V. Young, E. J. Williams, W. A. Pat terson, Caughrean, Misses Sparhawk, Blackwell, Ruth and Alma Kublev, Elaine Hunt, Harrington, Ollie Pit tenger, Hale, Amy Hunt, Messrs. Rev. Sweere, Kenneth Newell, Milo Caughrean, A. McKenzie, R. Harris, .Tas. Shelton, J. E. Anderson, ( has. Cole and Walter Eubanks. The Miner can add nothing to the general good feeling that exists every where in our little city towards these young folk just launching their harks upon the sea of married life and joins with tho many friends of all six in wishing them God’s speed and a safe and pleasant voyage. Mr. and Mrs. Cann and Mr. and Mrs. Spurred will make their homes for the time being at Chomley Sound while Mr. and Mrs. Murphy will re side in Newtown. Mention of the wedding would lie incomplete without a word of praise for .Miss Blackwell and Mrs. Burgard for the beautiful and artistic manner in which the rooms and tables were decorated.