Items of Interest

Next December an Alaskan mail route will be established from Skagway to St. Michael. The route will be 1003 miles long. Mail will leave Skagway on the 8th and 22d of each month. The running time is not to exceed sixty days in each direction. Considering that transportation in Alaska, during the winter months, is chiefly by dog team, this will be quick service.

A greater number of postoffices have been established in Alaska within the last six months than in any half year since white men took up a residence in the territory. A steamship mail service was established between Skagway and Seattle November 1.

The Public sessions of the Schley court of inquiry were ended November 7. The court will begin its executive sessions at once, and there is much speculation as to the length of time the court will take in considering the case and reporting its findings. The amount of printed evidence, including the arguments, which the court will have to consider, amounts to about seventeen hundred pages. It is probable, however, that the decision of the court will be based largely upon the testimony which was brought out in answer to the questions which were submitted by the court itself.

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Mr. Hering to Evangelist Morgan
November 14, 1901

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