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The Douglas Island News.
? , i - i - _ _ . . . . . ? VOL. 6. DdUGLAS CITY AND TREADWELL, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 13,1904. NO. 34 1 Wall Paper % Carpets i Spring House Cleaning is almost here, and j such a lot of trouble it brings with it. The house has to be papered from top to bottom, 1 the floor Carpeted, Lace Curtains put up, Jj Linoleum on kitchen floor, and various other things, when carried out are the making of 2 our Alaska homes. J J Now we have prepared n way out of this trou- 2 ? ble for you. We have had a special depart- J > meut made, whero we are showing 40,000 rolls 4 2 of Paper ranging in price from 10 c per roll J 2 up; 50 different styles of carpets, from 50 c > up, such as genuine home made rag carpets 4 2 (washable), Brussels, Velvets, Axminstersand J Ingraius; all grades and styles of Lace Cur- J ? tains, inported and domestic portiers and 4 JP couch covers; Rugs, small as 12x20 inches + j and large as 15x20 feet; Linoleum in grades J I A, B, C, D, E; all widths floor oil cloth, roller 4 J shades, carpet sweepers, curtain poles, ^ J mouldings, brass fixtures and trimmings of J all kinds, in fact everything carried in an up 4 J to date department can be obtained from * | B. M. BEHRENDS CO., I j ! Linoleum $ Lace Curtains I t * 111 FOR ALL | i?llcw$paper$ Magazines I THROUGH THE ? DOUGLAS NEWS DEPOT, | NEWS AGENTS LDOUGLAS, - - - ALASKA 8 [j - _ I : -BEACH STORE & LODGING HOUSE j GENERAL MERCHANDISE f SHOES OF ALL KINDS | MINERS' SHOES A SPECIALTY j \ Fine Line of Tobaccos f i i IN STOCK AT ALL TIMES I ROOMS By the Day, Week or Month ! ED. EHRLICHI I Successor to Alex. Smallwood. ? I i ^VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV^'VVVVVVWVWWWWVWVVS^ cold weather [ | IT | Makes a good stove an absolute necessity ? f MM ~~ | I H Complete Cine of the Best Stoves made I S ALL SIZES AND ALL PRICES t f C. W. YOUNG, Juneau ; t * ? * &vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv%vvvvvvvvvvvvvv*vv*vvvvvvvvtt FINE BOWLING ALLEYS BILLIARDS AND POOL The GLORY HOLE "Cunningham9' 3obn n. Bean ? Proprietor LODGE DIRECTORY. 1.0. 0. F. | Alaska Lodjje, No. 1, meets at Odd Fellows' Hall, Douglas, on Wednesday evenings at S o'clock. Visiting brothers are cordially invited to attend. ALFRED JOHNSON, N. G. JOHN JUDSON. Secretary. Aurora Encampment No. i meets at Odd Fellows' liall lirst and third Saturdays, at 8 p. m. Brothers of the Royal Purple ure cordially Invited. CHAS. FENSTER. C. P. HUGH MCRAE. Scribe. Northern Light Rebekah Lodge No. i f meets at Odd Fellows' hall second and fourth Saturdays. Visitors are cordially invited. MRS. LEOTA MACK IE, N. G. MRS. GERTRUDE LA UGH LIN, Sec'y K. of P. The North Star Lod^e, No. 2, K. of P.. meets every THURSDAY EVENING at 8 o'clock, in Odd Fellows Hall Joskvh Patterson. C. C. John McCokmick. K. of R, <?S. Visiting Knights are cordially mvuea 10 ai tend. Douglas Aerie, No. 117, F. 0. E. ^ x_ .-ns. fleets every Sunday at Oilman's Hall at 1 o'clock p. m. All visiting Brothers invited to attend. ROBERT FAIRBANKS, W. P. RUDOLPH TROLL, Worthy Sec'y. ARCTIC BROTHERHOOD Camp Treadwell No. 14 Meets every second and fourth Friday of each mouth at Odd Fellows Hall at 8 o'clock p.m. Visitins: Brothers cordially welcomed. J as. Christoe, A. R. R. J. Willis, A. C. Gastineaux Lodge No. 124 F. & A. M. Regular Communications first and third Tuesdays of the mouth at S:30 p. m. Sojourning Brothers cordially ?tnited. John H. Duckworth, W. M. Henry Watson, Secretary. PROFESSIONAL. DR. W. L. HARRISON, DENTIST Hunter Block, between Front and 2nd Sts. Douglas City H. R. GARNER, M.D. Physician and Surgeon. OFFICE ON D. St., BETWEEN 2d & 3d. RESIDENCE Cob. 3d and E Streets. Z. R. CHENEY Attorrey at Law and Notary Public Admltte . to practice in oil Courts, Collection? made, Titles examined and Conveyancing: neatly done. VIFICB IN COUBT HOUSE, - THIBD STKEBT. DOUGLAS. ALASKA. CHARICK Alaska Jewelry Co. I V WATCHES I B DIAMONDS 9 rki*iy and JEWELRY JUNEAU - - ALASKA I The Northland The Latest News, from Reliable Sources, Concerning the Great North, Condensed. Information for Everybody. Steam Beer is mixiug in Yukon politics. TLe Nome City has been withdrawn from the Nome trade. Sitka is now a sub-port of entry, by order of the treasury department. Col. Sol. Ripinsky of Haines is writ ing a book. Put us down for one. Preparations this year on the Eraser river have been made for a pack of 300,000 cases of fish. After one year's experience as an organized municipality, the town of ! Wrangell is $1,032 to the good. Astute Boston is now eating Alaska codtish along with the beans. A Seattle company recently booked au order for 15 tons. The spriDg clean up on Caudle Creek is estimated by Mr. S. A. Pepper, a prominent mining man of that section, ! at 887,300. ' An order in council has been passed giving the power to the Yukon council to deal with the liquor business in the Yukon territory. The hearing of the charge for con tempt of court against T. R. Sewell, of Haiues, has been indefinitely post poned by Judge Brown. Three Indians, Laughing Water Kit i tie, Never-Use-a-Haudkerchief Bill and Pigeon Toed Jim, were arrested at Whitehorse for stealiug. B. F; Millard, the accredited repre sentative of Valdez to the national i capital during the past winter has just returned to his home town. Carter Ongumnson, an Icelandor,was frozen to death in the hills, about five miles from the mouth of the Penny 1 river, the latter part of March. The Roanoke has established a record for a quick trip from the gold fields of Nome to Seattle. The voyage was made in seven days and four hours. j The total gold shipments from Alaska and the British Yukon to Seattle for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1904, I will materially exceed $19,000,000. I ! Council City is the oldest placer min ing camp on Seward Peninsula, being established in 1898, at the time of the discovery of the now famous Ophir , Creek. Mr. and Mrs. J. JE. Word en are the 1 proud parents of a perfect little God dess of Liberty that came to bless their home July 4th, 1904, says the Wrangell Sentinel. The packing of salmon at Bristol Bay it is reported will be very much cur tailed owing to the delay in arrival of vessels carrying cannery supplies, on account of ice. The spring clean-up for the Nome district will reach a total of $1,337,000, according to figures contained in the special edition of the Nome Nugget published June 22. Owing to increase in'the postal re ceipts the salary of the postmaster at Nome will be raised from $1,800 to $2,000 and the office advauced from the third to the second class. The rate of development In the world's production of gold, at the pre j sent time, is three times what it was ten ; | years ago, says an exchange, Yes, and | in that respect Alaska heads the list. The Pacific Coast Steamship Compa-; ny's steamer City of Seattle was aground on a sand bar in Tongas Nar rows, near Ketchikan, on the evening of June 28, and floated ofF the following morning. The officers of the Garonne report ; that all gambling was closed just before j that vessel sailed for Seattle. Slot macbiues were turned to the wall. The dance halls were permitted to remain open but only soft drinks were served | at the bar. Seatttle possesses the distinction of having agreed to bury indigent sailors for a lower figure thau that of auy other city in the United States. A local undertaking firm was awared tho contract at 81 a body. Tho dead frozen bodies of Capt. G.; H. Woodruff and "Hard Luck" Smith j were found on the Eugaatlik river, a tributary of Norton bay, the first part of April. Their dogs, six iu number, it! is stated, had eaten the flesh from the ? faces of the dead men. A new arrival yesterday evening at I the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. D., Stinebaugh added to the joy of a glor ious Fourth of July in one household at j least. The new comer is a girl and she is just 128 years younger than her Uncle Sam.?Skagway Alaskan. Iu our last issue we stated that 500 ounces was the biggest clean-up so far obtained here. We then only referred to McKee creek. The Pine Power Com pany, on Pine, had one last season of over 1000 ounces and we expect to see that more than doubled this year.? Atlin Claim. The Northwestern Steamship Com pany's Olympia had a hard battle with the ice in Bering Sea on the voyage North. The big vessel was surrounded by the ice floes for more than a day. The Olympia reached Nome June 19 with her bow stove in forward of the collision bulkhead. A friend of James W. Morrison writing from Fairbanks says; "The Tanana country originally seemed of little richness, but it has developed into one of the best producing districts ever opened in Alaska. The creeks are all better than the creeks at Dawson, with the exception of Bonanza and Eldorado. I advise you to sell out and come at once. The cleanup this winter I will amonnt to $3,000,000, and we will take out 85,000,000 through the summer. All winter work last season was done under great disadvantages, as the coun try was just about out of provisions." i The president has appointed Henry M. Iloyt, of San Francisco, United States district attorney at Nome, to succeed Col. Melvin Grigsby, who was recently compelled, after long investiga tion to resigu. In view of the court scandals at Nome, special care was given to this selection. Gen. Greely, the chief signal officer of the army, has not yet completed the schedule of rates to be charged for commercial messages sent over tho Al aska cable lines, but he expects to have the schedule ready by the time the lay ing of the Seattie-Sitka lino and the Sitka-Valdez liue is finished. A fire which broke out in the Arctic Brotherhood hall at Nome on Friday, April 8, completly gutted the theater portion of the buildiug, iuvolving a loss of about $2,000. The night was still, there being not a breath of wind stirring, and this fact alone saved the city from a disastrous conflagra tion. When a gold hunter spends three years in the Northwest Territory with out picking up money enough to pay for his sait, and then takes out $130, 000 of the shining metal in Cape Nome in a solitary winter, the result seems to inspire tho public with "confidence" that Alaska is full of gold yet.?Seattle Times. The Alaska Steamship uompanys new flyer will sail for the north July 16. The sailing has been postponed from July 7 in order to give the workmen ample time to thoroughly complete tho ship before she is sent out upon her first trip. It is positively announced that the sailing date of the new flyer will not bo again changed. All kinds of remarkable stories of wonderful escapes come from the far North. The latest is that of two Nome miners who succeeded iu killing a huge and ferocious grizzly bear, their only weapon boiug a twelve-bore shot gun. Their mode of procedure was to let the bear take the muzzle of the gun in his mouth, and then they pulled the trigger. May tlie .Lord nave mercy on cne widows and orphans of this section of Alaska who are so unfortunate as to have a little something left them at the death of a protector. That which isn't swallowed up in a regular course of administration will be eaten up in sal ariesand fees of receivers, referees and hoards of other pets who must be sus tained at the public crib at all hazards. Wrangell people are now wondering what kind of an octupus will next be thrown among them to fasten its ten tacles about one of the most solvent industrial institutions in Alaska, but which is being eaten up as rapidly as possible in useless fees to those sent amongst us. We of this section understand quite fully why the Declara tion of Independence was written that denounced the acts of a tyrannical monarch, and are of about the same frame of mind as those who framed that mighty instrument.?But never mind; justice is certain to follow such unwarranted methods as those so brazenly practiced during the past few months.-r-Wrangell Sentinel. i Leo Allen Berholz ha9 been appoint ed United States consul at Dawson. Louis Dent, who was appointed somo time ago and confirmed by the United States senate, refused the appointment. Berholz is being transferred from Three Rivers, Canada. The now con ! sul is a native of Vermont, 47 years of uge, and has had many years experience in foreign service. I Beach mining is still carried on to a ; considerable extent in the vicinity of Nome, and while of course the richer sands have been washed out and possi bly the greater portion of the gold ex tracted, thero yet remains sufficient to justify working, if the miner be equipp ed with proper machiuery. Given this, he will clean up much better than the prevailing summer wage of So per day. The big U. S. transport Buford, with the Third infantry arrived at Skagway I on the 8th inst., direct from San Fran cisco, in charge of Col. Thomas C. j Woodbury. There were 825 troops, 47 commissioned officers and nearly 100 persons, families of officers and pri i vates, aboard. The Buford had 2,000 | tons of army supplies and equipments for the several military posts in Alaska in her hold. Orders have been issnod from the war departmeut directing that Companies A. R. C. D. I. and M. of tho Eight infan try, which are about to be relieved from duty in Alaska, take station at Madison barracks, New York, instead of at Fort, Thomas, Ky., according to the original order. Nearly all tho Alaska troops which are to be relieved will be brought back to the states on board an army transport, and will bo landed at San Francisco. Quartz mining is yet in its infancy on Seward Peninsula, yet the work al ready done has demonstrated the exist ence of true fissure veins. The only quartz mine that is being worked is tho Hurrah mine, on Hurrah Creek, in tho Solomon River district. It was only discovered a couple of years ago, but for the past year a ten-9tamp mill has been steadily crushing ore. The ore is rich. Ten additional stamps will bo added to tho mill this summer. In West Seattle has just been com pleted a dredger in which mining men all along the coast are interested, par ticularly those with mining interests in Alaska. The successful tests of this "combination suction-bucket gold dredger," built by the General Con struction Company of Seattle for the Bachman Dredging Company of Pasa dena, Cal., proves that the owners of the plant have a machine that will save many dollars when they have hereto fore been lost, and Alaska mining men claim that placer mining in that region will be a sure proposition, as to the I saving of the yellow metal. The men who own the dredger are business men of Seattle, and are interested in the ' Hudson Lumber Company. They have valuable mining interests near Haines Mission on Chilcat River, Alaska, where the dredger is on the way in tow of the tug Irene. The owners are C. J. Hutchinson, W. E. Hutchinson, Frank M. Jones, M. Lara, with H. B. Budden borg as general manager.?P.-I.