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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^ |
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' 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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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,
Local Happenings of the Past
Seven Days Tersely
(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
(From Tuesday’s Laiiy)
The Elk made a trip to Hadley this
Floyd Ryus is over at Niblack for a
A shortage of miners and muckers
is r ported from lladley.
W. F. Gibuour, tho Juneau drum
mer. was a passenger north on the
The steamer Henrietta is expected
up within the next week with coal for
The Alma went down to Carroll’s
inlet after a load of ice for Hunt*
The Arctic was in this morning
I'roi i linea de Quadra with iish for the
Judge Foote, of Juneau, was a
pleasant caller at the Miner olliee this
morning while tlie Dolphin was in
Preparations are being made to re
pile Strongs dock, the old coal shed
being put out of business for the time
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
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
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
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
•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
(From Wednesday’s Daily)
J. L. Johnson, the “Owl” cigar
man, is paying his respects to local
George K. Green, general managei
for the Hadley Consolidated Coppei
company, is registered at the Sted
'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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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