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( Carpets |
' Spring House Cleaning is almost here, and
! such a lot of trouble it brings with it. The 4
) house has to be papered from top to bottom,
? . the floor Carpeted, Lace Curtaius put up,
? Linoleum on kitchen floor, and various other <
| things, when carried out are the making of +
? our Alaska homes.
) Now we have prepared a way out of this trou- J
ble for you. We have had a special depart- J
? nient made, where we are showing 40,000 rolls ??}
k of Paper ranging in price from 10 c per roll +
; up; 30 ditferent. styles of carpets, from 30 c *?
? up, such as genuine home made rag carpets -tj
| (washable), Brussels, Velvets, Axminsters and J:
| Ingrains; all grades and styles of Lace Cur- jjj
taius, inported and domestic portiers and 4
| couch covers; Rugs, small as 12x20 inches ^
; and large as 15x20 feet; Linoleum in grades tj
> A, B, C, D, E; all widths floor oil cloth, roller <
) shades, carpet sweepers, curtain poles, $
? mouldings, brass fixtures and trimmings of J
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N Alaska Loiljre, No. 1,
'meet?ut Odd Fellows'
Hall, Dousrlas, on Wednesday evenings m o
Visitingbrothers are cordially invited to
JOHN JUDSON. Secretary.
Aurora Encampment No.
meets at Odd Fellows' hall first and third
Saturdays, at S p.m.
Brothers of the Koyal Purple are cordially
Northern Light Rebekah Lodge No. i
meets at Odd Fellows' hall second and fourth
Visitors are cordially invited.
?tr?c ftCRTPlinK f.ALGHLIN, Sec'v
K. of P.
The North Star Lodjre, No. 2,
i. of P., meets every
at 8 o'clock,
in Odd Fellows Hall
osrph Patterson. C. C.
John mcuokmick. i\. oi u, ac.
Visiting Knights are cordially invited tout
Douglas Aerie, No. H7? E* E.
Meets every Sunday at Oilman's Had
^ at 1 o'clock p. m.
All visiting; Brothers invited to attend.
RUDOLPH TROLL, Worthy Sec'y.
Camp Treadwell No. 14
Meets every second and fourth Friday of
each month at Odd Fellows Hall at 8 o'clock
p.m. Visiting Brothers cordially welcomed.
J as. Chkistoe. A. K. R. J. Willis. A. C.
Gastineaux Lodge No. 124
F. & A. M.
Regular Communications first
and third Tuesdays of the
month at 8:30 p. m.
Sojourning Brothers cordially
invited. John H. Duckworth, W. M.
Henky Watson, Secretary.
Hunter Block, between Front
and 2nd Sts. Douglas City
Physician and Surgeon.
OFFICE ON D. St., BETWEEN 2d & 3d.
RESIDENCE Cok. 3d aud E Streets.
Attorney at Law and Notary Public
Admitt< to practice in all Courts,
Collection? made. Titles examined
and Conveyancing neatly done.
Office in Court House, - Third Street.
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The Northland
The Latest News, from Reliable
Sources, Concerning the Great
North, Condensed.
Information for Everybody.
The water in the Yukon is falling.
Atliu lays claim to being a quartz
! camp.
! There is great rejoicing at Ilaiues;
drinks are two for a quarter.
1") men will winter in the Koyukuk
district, mostly at Cohl Foot.
A case of cerebral meningitis has
made its appearance at Fairbanks.
Autone Floyd, a deckhand on the
Yukon steamer Casca, fell overboard
and was drowned.
It is rumored that Judge Humes will
succeed Wickerskam as judge of the
Third District of Alaska.
The report comes from Atliu of the
finding of a S.'loO nugget on 80 below
Discovery on Spruce Creek.
Rev. Bloor will have charge of the
Episcopal Missionary work at Nome.
! He went north on the S. S. Tacoma.
The Koyukuk district will contribute
8250,000 or 8300,000 of gold this seasou
towards Alaska's total treasure yield
of 1904.
[ The Sitka Alaskan still contends that
Sitka is proud to be called the "Silent
City." We have heard of the "Silent
' City of the dead."
The first American Mergenthal line
otype to bo taken iuto Dawson has been j
seut into the Tauana for use in the of-.
fice of the Fairbanks News.
Arrangements are on foot for holding I
iu Seattle, beginning November 3rd, the
annual grand encampment of the Arctic
Brotherhood says the P.-1.
The city couucil receutly elected at
, Ketchikan has chosen the following
! officers: M. E. Martin, mayor; George
E. Kodmau, town clerk, and Willis A.
Bryant, treasurer.
Fishing is said to be one of.the great
prospective industries of the Tanana
district. It is estimated that the catch
of salmon that is now stored at Cheua
for sale to the trade at Fairbanks and
on the creeks is valued at $10,000.
W. J. Idleman, formerly deputy col
lector of customs at Eagle, under in
dictment for embezzlement alleged to
have beeu committed at Eagle, will
stand trial at Juneau next December.
The case comes to this division on a
change of venue.
The service between Caribou and At-1
liu has been reduced again from tri
weekly to semi-weekly trips. About a
mouth ago the Atlid traffic became so
great that the Gleaner was placed on a
I triweekly schedule to meet the de- j
! mand. The congestion is now over, i
and a change has been made back to i
' the old schedule. J i
Camp Skagway which has been oc
cupied by United States troops for five
years will soon be a thine: of the past
as a military camp. Col. Woodbury
and ( he officers and men of the Third
infantry will move to Fort William II.
Seward, at llainys.
Some time ago a Canadian mounted
policeman arrived iu Skagway with
three crazy men iu charge. While in
the windy city, one of the "bugs"
escaped, and now the policeman is up
against it. Mo can't pick out his patient
from the rest of them.
The Copper Mountain Smelter is now
so far completed that the crusher is
kept running on ore from the mine,
with the view of having the huge bins
filled by the time the furnace is ready
to bo blown in, which will be in the
course of two or three weeks.
The total pack of salmon by the var
ious Behriugsex canneries during the
season just closed is 50 per ceut less
than that of 1903 according to the esti
mate of A. F. Brunbrook. superintend
ent of the Pacific Packing & Navigation
Company's Xushagak cauueries.
Once again shall the mining world be
paralyzed by a discovery on the head
waters of Boulder creek of a ledge of
"sulphurated quartz," seventy feot
wide, running in values from $2 to 875
to the ton. This is another case where
the Treadwell is completely left in the
f hnda
Judge W. A. Day, of Washington, D.
C., assistant attorney general, who was
recently sent to Alaska by the govern
ment to investigate certain charges
made against the territorial judiciary,
has returned to Washington and still
perseveres in keeping his mouth closed
as to his fiudiugs.
Because he had no more cans and
other material, R. 0. Leonard, superin
tendent of the Columbia cannery at
Chilkoot, has closed shop for the season.
His cannery has put up 21,000 cases and
could pack more had he anything to
put them in, buthe has filled every can
in the cannery and used up all his ma
terial for cases.
An exchange has the early to bed
proverb sized up as follows: "Early to
bed and early to rise, does very well
for sick folks and guys, but it makes a
man miss all the fun till he dies, and
joins the stiffs that are gone to the
skies. Go to bed when you please and
lie at your ease, you'll die just the same
of a Latin disease."
mho nnmft of the nnstoflice at Caribou
Crossing has beou changed toCarcross.
This was done to avoid contusion,there
being another Caribou in the district.
The latter is a small town on Dominion
creek. The change in the name is
said to have been made at the sugges
tion of Bishop Bompas, whose home is
in the town affected.?VVhitehorse Star.
An ad of the "Douglas Island Gold
Mining Company, appears in a Seattle
mining journal. It states that: This
Company has 12 full claims, on Douglas
Island. At the present price of stock
investors will double their money in 12
months time. Drop into the office of
the Company and look at the ore and
hear about a mining proposition that is
Gilt-edge." The names of the officers {
of the Company are not given.
The Inst Cottage City brought E. E.!
Harvey, manager, and G. A. Singer. | r
Supt. of the Olympic mines. Mr. liar- 1
vey brought with him sufficient money I
to pay in part tne claims against the 1
Company, and in a few weeks the bal j t
unco will be forthcoming, so that all
who had any doubts regarding the sol- t
vency of the Company now breathe t
, easier. Mr. Ilarvey says that a small c
force of men will bo kept at work cross- t
cutting and doing necessary work, but j
that active operations will not be re- j
sumod until after the first of the year. [
?Wrangell Seutiuel. ? ?
Frank J. Cleary, a pioneer of the Tan- (
ana, from whom Cleary creek, one of *
the richest streams of tho new district,
takes its name, has reached Seattle di- j
rect from Fairbanks, August 26. Ho ,
sold No. 1 below discovery on Cleary t
for $55,000 cash, after having taken out j
$00,000 iu gold from the placer this sea- t
son. Howard Turner, Tauana man- ,
agar of the Northern Commercial ?
Company, purchased the property, pre- ,
>umably for other people. William C. j
(.bites, otherwise "Swiftwater bill," of (
Klondike fame, was put iu as manager ,
of the property.
It rained recently iu St. Louis?it ,
really does rain down there sometimes <
?and as a result one of the workers
about the Alaskan building at the ex- ^
position was compelled to carry out (]
; several pails of water which had leaked : (
iu. He saw what he thought a good f
place to empty the pails which was I (
just back of the first row of totem j
j poles. A Missourian watched him i,
closely, and when he had emptied the j
j last pail innocently inquired of the \
man, who may or may not have been
the so-called executive commissioner \'
himself, "Do you have to water 'em
every day?"?Ex.
The Juneau Dispatch reports a dis- j
astrous fire in Dawson on tho night of ]
September 23d. The fire originated in j
tho Cecil hotel and swept clean the ,
northern end of block between Second ]
and Third avenues, and as far south as j.
tho McDonald Trading Co. on one |
I street, and west to Minister and north (
from the L'Abbe hotel to the Donovan ,
corner on Third avenue. The llames j
died out by consuming all the shacks |
adjoining Robertson's. The loss is es
I timated at 8200,000. The heavy losers
are Mrs. Alex. McDonald, Mrs. Card, v
j proprietors Cecil hotel, Harold Butlor,, ^
tho cash grocer, and the Pacific Cold j *
I Storage Co.
The Chicago Tribune publishes a front (
page cartoon denominated "Alaska at! (
the St. Louis Democratic Convention." i
The cartoon is a very good one, albeit ]
it was intended for the purpose of pok- I
ing a little of what is called "good na- <
tured fun" at Alaska. Tho totem poles, 1
the polar bear, the icebergs and the i
; gold nuggets, were all faithfully por- <
trayed, as well as the Eskimo and his i
igloo and the malimute dog. The ]
"family" looked happy enough until 1
the off corner of the cartoon was reach- i
ed, where stood the picture of a mini- s
ture brewery, and the male and female <
figures in tho cartoon are seen with one i
accord making a bee line for tho brew- j
ery. - \
Dawson's ball players have joined the
ush to the Tanaua and a number of
ier crack players have gone on the last
x>ats for the now camp where they will
lenceforth look for golden nuggets in
stead of water-soaked baseballs.
Trust to the excursionists to damn
ho country and circulate the most
slanderous stories. A specimen of this
species of humanity who .vas aboard
:he Roanoke gives the press the follow
ng: "Valdez has no excuse for exist
ug. Still it is a compact, well built
own, many of the buildings being two
stories in height. It is built on a gla
;ial deposit and some day it will be
swept into the sea."?Valdez News.
All the property of the Pacific Pack
ug Navigation Company will be sold
it public auction, the date to be set at
i date to be determined upon in the*
lear future. This property is now in
;he hands of receivers. It consists of
many salmon canneries in Alaska and
several vessels of different sizes and
makes. The assets of the Pacific Pack
ing & Navigation Company are esti
mated to be worth between 34,000,000
rnd $0,000,000.
In discharging Isaac Burpee, who
vas acquitted early thi3 mouth at Daw
son ou the charge of embezzlement,
Judge Macaulay said that since the
government had brought him from St.
Louis to Dawson, probably it would be
incumbent ou the government to re
;urn him there. The Judge was not
clear as to the duty of the government
n this matter, and said the question
.vould bo looked into and determined a
little later.
According to the Dawson papers one
3f the features of the conditions that
bave developed this year at Dawson is
the holding of American goods at that
place in bond for the Alaskan Yukon
trace. It is said the Dawson merchants
bave purchased American wares and
products in great amounts to be held
it Dawson in bond and to be sold at
Fairbanks in the early spring. This is
i privilege that is being exercised by
;he merchants of Dawson that the mer
chants of Skagway have attempted to
secure from the Canadian government
for themselves. They have thus far
jeeu unsuccessful.?Alaskan.
In those good old days that wo hear
so much about they didn't have horse
ess carriages, nor creamless milk;
;hen batter was not made out of hog
:at and cotton seed oil; the leaf lard
.vas not rondered from old tallow and
;otton seed; the coffee did nor grow
3U oak trees, and calf-skin shoes wore
aot made out of sheep hides; then ma
ple syrup wasn't made out of hickory
bark aud corn cobs; then the thin sides
3f poor hogs weren't smoked and called
breakfast bacon; then flour wasn't made
from corn, and raspberry jelly did not
3ome from slaughter houses. Then
styles did not change quicker than the
noon, and mothers were not ashamed
to own five children; then penitentiar
es were too large, now they are too
small; then men prayed to God instead
)f the congregation; and if inventors
ind reformers keep up the present
pace no man can tell a man from a
voman across the street in a few years.

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