these are in need of repair, and $2,500 is the amount which has been estimated that will be required for that purpose.


The contract with the trustees of the Oregon Insane Asylum for the care, custody, and treatment of those legally adjudged insane in this district was renewed for another year. At that date there were 12 persons from Alaska in the asylum under the terms of the contract, and since then 10 have been admitted, 3 discharged as cured, and 1 transferred to another institution.



Governor: John G. Brady.

Ex-officio secretary: William L. Distin.

United States land office: Surveyor-general, William L. Distin, Sitka; register, John W. Dudley, Juneau; receiver, T. M. Mullan, Juneau.

Department of Agriculture: Special agent, C. C. Georgenson,


Superintendents: Fred. E. Rader, Sitka; H. P. Nielsen, Kenai; T. W. Neal, Copper Center.

Bureau of Education: Agent, Sheldon Jackson; assistant agent, William Hamilton; superintendent of schools, W. A. Kelly.

Internal revenue: John Cameron, deputy collector, Juneau.


Sitka: D. H. Jarvis, collector; J. H. Causten, special deputy collector; Matthew Bridge, deputy collector; G. H. Van Houten, deputy collector; C. L. Hobart, stenographer.

Skagway: C. L. Andrews, deputy collector; F. S. Williams, deputy collector; H. L. Johnson, inspector; A. J. Walker, inspector; J. N. Wheeler, inspector; M. L. Sherpy, inspector; Angus Flemming, inspector.

St. Michael: J. W. Lysons, deputy collector; R. H. Hill, clerk; O. C. Hastings, inspector; M. S. Dobbs, inspector; N. W. O'Rear, inspector; G. G. Miller, inspector.

Ketchikan: J. R. Beegle, deputy collector; J. R. Willis, deputy collector; J. F. Pugh, inspector.

Eagle: L. U. Stenger, deputy collector; F. J. Vandewall, inspector. Juneau: H. R. Shepard, deputy collector; E. L. Hunter, inspector. Forty-mile: W. J. Idleman, deputy collector; W. F. Braggins, inspector.

Nome: S. J. Call, deputy collector; J. F. Sinnott, inspector.

Wrangel: F. E. Bronson, deputy collector; W. F. Thomas, inspector.

Unalaska: William Gauntlett, deputy collector.

Kodiak: Frederick Sargent, deputy collector.

Unga: N. Christensen, deputy collector.

Naldez: John Goodell, deputy collector.

Summit, White Pass: G. A. Waggoner, deputy collector.


Division No. 1.-Judge, Melville C. Brown, Juneau; United States attorney, Robert A. Friedrich, Juneau; clerk, W. J. Hills, Juneau; United States marshal, James M. Shoup, Juneau.

United States commissioners: George E. Rodman, Wrangell; H. H. Folsom, Juneau; Carl Spuhn, Killisnoo; J. J. Rogers, Skagway; George M. Girton, Porcupine; Edward de Groff, Sitka; John J. Lyons, Valdez; John H. Brownlow, Sunrise; James R. Saunders, Chesna; Philip Gallaher, Kodiak; Frank A. Golder, Unga; Edward S. Stackpole, Ketchikan; William Duncan, Metlakaktla; Ulysses S. Rush, Kasan; John B. Sutton, Shakan; George M. Irwin, Douglas; A. R. Mackintosh, Haines.

Assistant United States attorneys: T. R. Lyons, Juneau; Shackelford, Skagway.

Deputy clerks: W. J. Abrams, Juneau; J. J. Clark, Juneau; Mrs. McClellan, Skagway.

Deputy United States marshals: W. H. McNair, chief office deputy; Juneau; J. P. Campbell, Sitka; John B. Hyburn, Juneau; William D. Grant, Wrangel; Lewis L. Bowers, Kodiak; J. W. Snook, Skagway; Edward C. Hasey, Valdez; Peter Nisson, Porcupine; W. Hills, Douglas; Arthur Shoup, Ketchikan; Joseph Tuboff, Killisnoo.

Division No. 2.-Judge, Albert Moore, Nome; United States attorney, Melvin Grigsby, Nome; clerk, George V. Borchsenius, Nome; United States marshal, Frank H. Richards, Nome.

United States commissioners: T. M. Reed, Nome; W. H. Ferguson, Council City; S. C. Henton, Teller; Lars Gunderson, Kugruk City; F. T. Merritt, St. Michael; W. T. Thompson, Shishmaref; W. J. Milroy, Candle City; Asa T. Weeks, Nome; L. C. Pease, Point Blossom; George W. Debus, Camp Riley; Edgar O. Campbell, St. Lawrence Island; Michael Dowd, mouth of Koyuk.

Assistant United States attorneys: George B. Grigsby, Nome; W. M. Landers, Nome; John L. McGinn, Nome.

Deputy clerks: Harry C. Gordon, Nome; John T. Reed, Nome; F. T. Merritt, St. Michael.

Deputy United States marshals: William R. Forrest, chief office deputy, Nome; George A. Leekley, Nome; Fred H. Anderson, Nome; Floyd W. Davis, Nome; George W. Commerford, Nome; John H. D. Bouse, Nome; Albert C. Griggs, Nome; G. B. Brubaker, marshal's clerk, Nome; Isaac Evans, Teller; S. J. Crabtree, Candle; A. B. Estabrook, Kugruk; D. W. Simmons, Council; A. H. Wilkes, St. Michael; John R. Richards, Unalaska; J. J. Jolly, Nome; Albert J. Lowe, Nome; J. M. Hicks, Teller; W. W. Getchell, Candle City; D. R. Dwyer, Council; Harry Chester, Chignik; W. H. Emerson, Bluff; J. M. Fortier, St. Michael; L. H. French, Nome.

Division No. 3.-Judge, James Wickersham, Eagle; United States attorney, Nathan V. Harlan, Eagle; clerk, A. Ř. Heilig, Eagle; United States marshal, George G. Perry, Eagle.

United States commissioners: Carl M. Johanson, Eagle; C. E. Claypool, Circle; Andrew J. Balliet, Rampart; D. A. McKenzie, Coldfoot.

Assistant United States attorney: Luther C. Hess, Eagle.

Deputy clerks: Robert M. Courtnay, Circle; James B. Wingate, Rampart.

Deputy United States marshals: E. E. Reynoldson, Eagle; Edgar Wickersham, Circle; George Dreibelbis, Rampart; James H. Johnson, Coldfoot.


Sitka.-The Alaskan.

Juneau. The Record-Miner, The Daily Alaska Dispatch, The Sunday Alaska Dispatch, Juneau Journal.

Skagway. The Daily Alaskan, The Guide, The Alaskan CrossBearer.

Ketchikan. Mining Journal.

Wrangell. The Standard, The Northern Light.

Valdez.-The Prospector, The Valdez News.

Nome. The Gold Digger, The Nome News, The Nome Nugget.
Rampart. The Forum, The Rampart Miner.
Douglas.-The Douglas Island News.
Wood Island.-Orphange News Letter.


Mr. Warner, the chairman of the Committee on Revision of Laws of the House, introduced a bill on the 5th of June to amend the Civil Code of Alaska. Mr. Warner and his committee worked hard upon this code before it became a law. They would not now approve of amendments unless they saw the necessity for them. That allowing the formation of private corporations will be well appreciated by every business community. We ask Congress to give it favorable consideration.


We want the land laws overhauled and put in shape as they are in Washington and Oregon, and, besides, a donation-claims law, to run for five years; a delegate to look after the interests of the district in Washington; a commissioner of fisheries, with vessel, helpers, etc.; a commissioner of mines similar to the minister of mines in British Columbia, our near neighbor; a commission appointed to examine into the condition of the natives of Alaska who are to report to Congress with recommendations; license law inquired into and amended; encouragement given to those who are undertaking to furnish means of transportation; that Alaska shall be made a light-house district and furnished with a tender to do the work, and we want the means to show what we can do at St. Louis. All these matters demand the attention and serious consideration of Congress. Who will fight for Alaska?

Respectfully yours,


Governor of Alaska.

Washington, D. C.


DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Washington, D. C., June 19, 1890. SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith a communication from the governor of Alaska, dated April 2, 1890, inclosing the several reports of commissioners appointed by him to examine and report as to what lands in and about Sitka, Juneau, Douglas Island, and Wrangell should be permanently reserved by the Government for its uses for public buildings, barracks, parade grounds, parks, wharves, coaling stations, etc., and recommending that the reservations therein reported upon be made. These reports were made in accordance with the suggestion from this Department that it be ascertained what tracts are needed by the Government, and for what purposes, and that the governor communicate his views to the head of the department having control of the matters for which the proposed reservation is to be made, in view of the possibility that Congress may at the present session extend the public-land laws over Alaska.

I approve the recommendations of the governor with three exceptions. He recommends that lots 1, 2, 3, 7, and 8, in block 7, Juneau, and all of Block C in said town, be set aside for garrison purposes; but it is stated by the commissioners that these tracts were declared by the district court for the district of Alaska to have been reserved for garrison purposes by the Navy Department. If this be true it will not be necessary to declare a further reservation of these tracts. But it appears that there are certain settlers on these tracts, and the commissioners recommend that they be paid for their improvements placed thereon in good faith. In this connection I call attention to the "act providing a civil government for Alaska" (25 Stat. L., 24), which provides in section 8 that Indians or other persons in said Territory "shall not be disturbed in the possession of any lands actually in their use or occupation or now claimed by them, but the terms under which such persons may acquire title to such lands is reserved for future legislation by Congress. This enactment would seem to debar the Executive from taking any action calculated to disturb any such settlers and, if the tracts had not been reserved for naval purposes, would furnish sufficient reason for disapproving this recommendation of the governor.

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The governor recommends that lots 7 and 8, in block 9, as per plat of G. C. Hanus, Juneau, be reserved for court-house and jail purposes, and that a certain unnumbered block on the north side of Douglas be reserved for like purposes. As it appears these tracts are in the possession of settlers the recommendation is disapproved. He recommends that certain tracts in Sitka be reserved for a marine or military barracks, on condition that the United States shall erect certain buildings thereon. This reservation I suggest be made without condition. The reservation for a military cemetery, as recommended by the governor, seems to be "claimed" for the Presbyterian Board of Home Missions. The nature of the claim is not stated. However, as Congress has provided in said act of May 17, 1884, supra, that land in said Territory occupied as a missionary station shall be continued to such occupancy, to the extent of 160 acres for each such station, until further action by Congress, I am of opinion this reservation should be declared subject to the rights of said board of home missions therein.

I therefore recommend that the following-described tracts of land be reserved from settlement and disposal and set apart for the purposes hereinafter mentioned.


In the town of Juneau, all that tract or block numbered 23 as per plat of said town made by G. C. Hanus, except lots 5 and 6 for public school purposes; the island called Juneau Island, situated in Gastineaux Channel, opposite the town of Douglas City, as a coaling station and Government wharf; the unnumbered block on the north side of the town of Douglas City, upon which is situated the public school building for public school purposes.


In the town of Fort Wrangel, a tract of land containing about 4 acres, upon which are the buildings now occupied by the civil government, and embraced in the following description: Beginning on the south side of Main street, at the northwest corner of the warehouse occupied by Sylvester & Reid; thence in a northwesterly direction by lands occupied by Rufus Sylvester, 210 feet to a post in picket fence; thence in a northeasterly direction along said picket fence, old stockade blockhouse and lands

occupied by Rufus Sylvester, 214 feet to a post; thence in a northwesterly direction at a right angle with aforesaid line by lands of the United States, 240 feet to a post; thence in a southwesterly direction and parallel with the northwest wall of the old fort and 40 feet distant from said wall by lands of the United States, 550 feet to low tide-water mark; thence along low tide-water mark in a southeasterly direction by the sea, 450 feet, to the south side of Main street; thence along south side of Main street to, place of beginning.


The following tracts in the town of Sitka, designated by numbers hereinafter referred to as they appear on the map of the settlement at New Archangel, Sitka, accompanying a letter from Gen. Lovell H. Rousseau, commissioner for the United States, and Alexis Pestchouroff, commissioner for Russia, published in House Ex. Doc. No. 125, Fortieth Congress, second session, to wit: The property designated as a wharf," together with the warehouse marked No. 1, situated on the approach to said wharf, for the legitimate uses and purposes of the public.


Also that tract of land described as follows: Commencing at a point 30 feet from the northwest corner of building designated on map and inventories as No. 6; thence along Lincoln street to low-water mark in the bay; thence following the shore line up low-water mark in a southeasterly direction to a point outside of a rocky point running into the bay; thence in a northeasterly direction to a point at right angles from the place of beginning; thence in a northwesterly direction to the place of beginning on Lincoln street, meaning to include with other land all of those lots designated on the map by Nos. 2, 3, and 5, and part of lot No. 4, for a custom-house, and other uses in the collection of customs.

Also the plot of ground marked No. 20 on the map, but more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the northern corner of that plat of ground which we hereafter ask shall be reserved as a public common, and now known as the "parade ground," near the Presbyterian church, and running north 33° east 64.68 feet; thence west 35° north 59.73 feet; thence north 39° east 87.79 feet, to a road 26.40 feet wide, crossing this and continuing the line (north 39° east) 59.40 feet; thence east 39° south 104.28 feet; thence south 30° west 46.20 feet to road 26.40 feet wide; thence on south side of said road east 30° south 86.46 feet; thence south 29° west 111.54 feet; thence west 4° north 150.40 feet to a point of starting, for a marine or military barracks and garden.

Also all of that plot of ground bounded on the northwest side by Lincoln street from warehouse designated No. 1 on map and inventories, and along Lincoln street and the shore line to the southern corner of fence inclosing house designated No. 24 on the map and inventories; thence along the walk in a northwesterly direction fronting lot No. 20 and Government school No. 2, to the northwest corner of plot designated on map and inventories No. 18; thence in a southwesterly direction to water front, most of which is now known as the parade ground, for a public common.

Also that plot of ground designated on said map as No. 103, now occupied in part by Government school No. 1, and the plot of ground described as follows: Beginning at the southeast corner of lot designated on map and inventories as No. 18, in a northeast direction to the northwest corner of plot marked "I" on map and inventories; thence in a southeast direction to the southwest corner of said plot marked "I;" thence in a south westerly direction to line of the land herein to be reserved as a public common for school purposes.

Also the blockhouse marked "C" on map and inventories for public services, including a space of ground 100 feet square surrounding the same.

Also the blockhouse marked "D" on said map and inventories, including a space of land described as follows: Beginning at a point on the northwest corner of the street running east and west from the house now occupied by the governor, and the road leading north from the said street, to the Russian cemetery; thence north 50° west 660 feet, west 36° south 363 feet, south 50° east 660 feet, east 36° north 363 feet, for public buildings for the civil service.

Also the land upon which were situated the buildings designated on the map as Nos. 116, 117, and 118, and more particularly described as follows, to wit: Commencing at point 28 feet from the northwest corner of the main building, situated on American street, now occupied by Reuben Albertstone as a hotel, and running thence in a northerly direction 123 feet to the line of a street or road; thence along said street or road 224 feet in an easterly direction to certain fence posts; thence southeasterly 109 feet to the line of an old fence; thence in a westerly direction 197 feet to the place of beginning, for a governor's house, or such other occupancy as may be deemed best by the General Government.

Also 10 acres of land, including that now designated on the plat of land as sur

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