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The Douglas Island News.
VOL. 7. DOUGLAS CITY AND TllEADWELL, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 1905. NO. D g J I B. M. BEHRENDSCO I ? 2 + INCORPORATED 2 * t > - ?r ^ *?P ! Great Clearance Sale ! g . ^ I men's 5wif$^0vercoat$ f | I ? For ten days we will put on sale at greatly reduced * & prices the famous HART, SCHAFFNER & MARX, jj | TAILOR MADE CLOTHING | ? ? " 5 | A Chance of | a Lifetime to | Buy Good . | Clothing for | Little Monev ? * * 5* .*?*** *** 4t 830 00 H. S. & M. SUITS FOR 820 00 j 4: 27 30 H. S. & M. SUITS FOR IS 75 J 25 00 II. S. & M. SUITS FOR 1G 50 | 20 IX) II. S. A: M. SUITS FOR 13 50 ? ? 15 (X) If. S. & M. SUITS FOR 9 73 J 30 CX> H. S. & M. RAINCOATS 20 00 J? <A 25 00 If. S. & M. RAINCOATS 17 50 j 20 00 H. S. & iM. RAINCOATS 11 00 J !?eeo#ea?ftewvtvt???6<3H$ees! 3 j TOYS TOYS I | GO-CARTS AN1) CARRIAGES 2 J I ?owney'$ bandies I ? O O i i! DOUGLAS NEWS DEPOT, I : o ? <) NEWS AGENTS Q \ ? 2 e DOUGLAS, - - . - ALASKA 0 (( SJoo?ooo??oa%w^w?o??o?o0^ ; < ; < ~ BEACH STORE j & LODGING HOUSE ! GENERAL MERCHANDISE j SHOES OF ALL KINDS J MINERS' SHOES A SPECIALTY j Fine Line of Tobaccos |( IN STOCK AT ALL TIMES | ROOMS By the Day, Week or Month j ED. EHRLICH ! Successor to Alex. Smallwood. 1 j! >VV^WWV\VVWV\VWVWWW\V\VWWWWWWVW\?^??"? V i cold weather j # Makes a good stove an absolute necessity J I M | [ J\ Complete One of tbe Best Stoves made j I all sizes and all prices i I C. W= YOUNG, Juneau '< t ? f> vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvwvwvwwvwwwwvwv# jMeei?o<noMi>imMinMMMiiiiiic?umiti | | Jniy Men's Goods i I PIace i I ' on I I | earth ^ | | I guy Groceries? | I - m. J. O'Connor. | ise ?egeee?o?e#oe?eeeo??w?aeees?##ee ???????????? eoe?#I LODGE DIRECTORY. !. O. O. F. Alaska l.od^e, No. 1, meet i at Odd Fellows Hall, Douglas, on Wednesday evenings at j* o'clock. Visiting brothers are cordially invited to attend. ALFRED JOHNSON, X. G. JOHN JUDSOX. Secretary. Aurora Encampment No. i meets at Odd Fellows' hall first and third Saturdays, at S p.m. Brothers of the Royal Purple are cordially invited. .JOHN" DIAMOND. C. P. HUGH MCRAE. Scribe. Northern Light Rebekah Lodge No. i meets at Odd Fellows'hall second and fourth Saturdays. Visitors are cordially invited. MRS. JAMES DANIELS, X. G. M RS. G E RTKI'OE I .A L' G HLIX. Sec' v K. of P. The North Star Lod?re, No. ?, K. of P., meets every THURSDAY EVENING at o'clock, in Odd Fellows Hall Josxra Pattkkson, C. C. John McCokmick, K.of R. Visiting Knights are cortnuiiy mviwu iw in tend. Douglas Aerie, No. 117, F. 0. H. Meets every Sunday at Oilman's Hall at 1 o'clock p. m. All visiting Brothers invited to attend. j. f. Mcdonald, w. p. M. C. LOWE. Worthy Sec'y. Gastineaux Lodge No. 124 F. & A. M. Regular Communications first and third Tuesdays of tho month at S:30 p. m. Sojourning Brothers cordially invited. R. J. WILLIS, W. M. Henky Watson, Secretary. PROFESSIONAL. DR. W. L. HARRISON, DENTIST Hunter Block, between Front and 2nd Sts. Douglas City JOHN STEINER M. D Office Second street opposite Elliott & Smith Drug Store. All cases promptly attended to. Can he found any hour of the day or night at office. WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S DISEASES A SPECIALTY. Douglas ? ? ? ? Alaska l.J.Sharick WATCHES, DIAMONDS, JEWELRY JUNEAU - ALASKA The Northland The Latest News, from Reliable Sources, Concerning the Great North, Condensed. Information for Everybody. Matrimony has become epidemic in Skagway. Alaska Treadwell stock is now quot ed at o? 2s., (5d. per share. The press rate over the Southeastern Alaska cable has been cut some. 1\. W. Jennings, lawyer, has decided to move from Skagway to Juneau. An epidemic of whooping cough pre vails among the children at Dawson. The papers of Xouie say that last year was the best the merchants of that town ever had. The Skagway Eagles will give a Valentine's dance the evening of St. Valentiue's Day. in 1902 the gold production of Atliu was $350,000, in 1903 it was $120,000, and the past year it mounted up to $G00,-; OCX). The Sitka paper bases a hope for fu ture greatness for that town on the fact that Valdez steamers may pass that way with mail. John Colviu, who was bitten by a | black wolf last August at Whitehorse, I died at his home at Victoria, on Jan. 2, with hydrophobia. The Alaska S. S. Co. has sued the V. M. C. A. at llelliugham for $130, the balance due on the charter" price for the Dolphin for an excursion. Although not wishing'to expose our ignorance on the subject, we must ask, how many times is it necessary to ex tend the coal laud laws to Alaska any way? Or, does it have to be done every ! year? John W. Arctander, of -Minneapolis, i and Ormsby Mellarg, of North Dakota,! who were applicants for the appoint | meut to succeed Judge Brown, are now out after the Nome judgeship, which it is said will become vacant in the . spriug. The Alaska Central Railroad has changed hands. A party of Canadian capitalists have purchased the interest owned by the Shedd brothers, of Chi cago. It is planued to push the con struction work through as rapidly as j possible. I The secretary of war has transmitted to the house the preliminary report of surveys for wagou roads from Valdez to Fort Egbert, on the Yukon river, Al aska. It is estimated the road will cost about 83,500 to the mile, making a total cost of about $1,505,000. Another re port made shows that a military trail between the Yukou river and Cold foot, Alaska, would cost $70 a mile through timber country and $30 a mile over bar ren laud, or a total cost of $0,000 for the trail. The Atlin board of trade, it is under stood, has a project under considera tion whereby it proposes to make the White Pass reduce freight rates. It proposes to construct a wagon road from Atlin to Juneau, a distance of about 100 miles. W. A. Beddoe, editor of the Yukon World, at Dawson, who, it is claimed, is a son of King Edward, is on his way to the outside says the Skagway Guide. Beddoe vas formerly editor of the Juneau Miner, and won many hoti ors'on the grounds of his distinguished ancestor. Bringing mail from Circle, Dan Cal ahan has just returned, bringing with him a load of freight aggregating near ly two tons, says a Fairbanks dispatch. Nearly all of his load is made up of nails. These he bought at Circle for SI? a keg and sold them here easily for 830 per keg. On January 2, William Deppe and Robert Ball, two stockholders of the Great American Marble Co., became involved in a quarrel and Ball killed Deppe instantly with a shot from a rifle. Deppe's body was taken to Wrangell and buried, and a warrent was issued for the arrest of Ball. The November report of the Alaska Treadwell shows that the 240-stamp mill ran 30"*., days; 300-stamp mill ran .Todays; crushed ,82,887 tons ore. Esti mated value of the bullion, 873,242; saved 1000 tons of sulpheurts. Estimat ed realizable value of same, 870,319. Working expeuses for month, 884,000. A. P. Anderson, known in thoTanana district of Alaska as ^Stampede Pote," was last mouth wedded to Miss Goldie Cravens of Tacoma. His sobriquet was attained by the rush over the ice to a new discovery. Mr. and Mrs. An derson will make their home in the far north, leaving Tacoma early in the spring. Late advices from Washington are to the effect that there are no prospects for the passage of the bill this winter giving Alaska another political division. Congressman Lacey, whom it was said would withdraw his opposition, has an nounced that he is more strongly op posed to the bill than ever, and it is be lieved it cannot pass over his objec tion. The director of the United States mint estimates that the gold produc tion of Alaska for the year that has just passed amounted to 89,000,000. Colorado, with a production of 82(5,000, 000 stands first among the gold pro ducing political divisions of the United States and California with 819,000,000, second. Alaska is third and is first in the production of her placer mines. The A1 aska Club of Seattle is issu ing bulletins to the Alaska newspapers to come north in each mail from Seat tle. The bulletins contain items which the secretary of the club thinks would be interesting in Alaska. Most of the items are personals, regarding people j from the north who are in Seattle, and particularly those who register at the Alaska Club. * Arrangements are now being made through the Newfoundland government for the conveyance of British and Am erican astronomical expeditious to Labrador and Hudson's bay next sum ! tner for the purpose of observing the total eclipse of the sun of August .'JO 1905. The matter has been arranged in advance for the coast is now blockaded with ice and will not be free until July, leaving only a few weeks in which to transport t he parties to the far North ern region and enable them to install all the observations points selected, with their telescopes and other instru ments. The eclipse can be observed most advantageously in Labrador, be cause the period of eclipse will last longer there (a little overtwo miuutes) than any other place on this continent. Recent United States consular re ports have the following to say con cerning trade conditions in the Yukon: The total trade of the Yukon territory for the calendar year 1904, as shown by the customs returns at the ports of Dawson and Whitehorse, amounted to 812,509,894, the imports oeing valued at 81,098,883, and the exports at 810,811,211. Of the exports, 810,321,720 represents gold dust and but 8486,491 merchandise. Exports to the value of 810,603,551 i were invoiced through this consulate for the United States and Alaska, made ; up as follows: American goods, 8184, 084; American gold dust, 8120,650; to tal American exports, 8305,340; Cana dian goods, 894,1-17; Canadian gold , dust, 810,204,004; total Canadian ex ports, 810,298,911. With the exception of the gold dust, which went to the assay otlices at Seattle and Sati Fran cisco, all the American and Canadiau goods were shipped down the river to Eagle, Fairbanks and other towns in Alaska on the Yukon river. | The Alaska Penal code provides:? "that a person is not competent to act as a juror who has been convicted of a felony, nor unless he is a citizen of the United States." When the District court convened at Rampart, July 21, 1003,Judge Wickersham ordered a spec ial venire to issue for trial jurors. Deputy-Marshal (ieorge Dreibelbis, in summoning these jurors, subpoenaed a j i young Canadian citizen, who for two ' months prior had been in the employ of Judge Wickersham, as a guide on a [ | pleasure trip to Mt. McKinley. Being called into the jury-box and asked if he I was a citizen of the United States, the guide answered "No." Council then challenged tho juror 011 the grounds of his being a non-citizen. Judge Wicker sham then requested his guide to stand aside, but would not excuse him from further attendance as a trial juror. This non citizen's name remained on tho jury pay roll to tho end of the ses sion, when about $100 was paid to him from the government treasury, for ser vices which he could not render. This merely shows tho illegal means resort ed to for the purpose of grafting a pal try amount of tho people's money. There is in existence abundance of evi dence to show just how these corrupt officials have looted the treasury of as many thousands.?Rampart Forum. I J Word conies from Nome that Mayor King is seriously ill, it having been necessary for him to undergo an opera tion. It is belived ho will recover. An unusually cold snap is prevailing and [ high winds are blowing. It is death to be abroad. Bishop Rowe, known and loved by the miners of Alaska from Icy straits to Point Harrow, and whose peregrina tions are likely to fetch him up in the remotest mining camp of the north land at the most unexpected time, was journeying down the Vukou by dog team last winter. For days the trail had been very heavy; the Bishop and his dogs were almost exhausted, when they approached the mouth of the Tanana and met a tired-looking "tnush er," a stranger, from up the latter stream, llaviug 400 miles of the Xana na to traverse,and following a custom of the trail, the Bishop asked the "musher" about the condition of the trail he had just come over. The ''mush er" broke out: "Pardner, she's tho i blankest, blank, blank trail a man ever | traveled over. I've beeu in this blank, blaukety, blank, blank country live years and I never saw such a blank, blaukety, blank, blank trail. How is she up the Yukon?" ''Just the same; just the same," answered the Bishop i as he cracked his whip over the tired | dogs and took his way up the Tanana. j ?Ex. ' ? i A i- P The great potiatcn, given uy uie iuur chiefs of Sitka, Annihootz, Bon-a-hayu, Wis-ko-lah and Yah-kwan, kuown to the wliite people as Jackson, Jleau, Paddy and Davis, and which has just come to a closo after, live weeks of feasting and jollification, will mark the termination forever of an ancient In dian custom in this section of Alaska, if the edict the big chiefs sent forth i shall be obeyed. After the last feast j and the last dauce of the great pot latch and the last vestige] of the sav [ ings of the big chiefs had been distrib uted among the natives of the different tribes of their countrymen, the four chiefs, with George Shortridge and Chilkoot Jack, of the Chilkats, and other high-class Indians, gathered there in secret conclave, and to the others Aunihootz made a speech, enjoining that in the future there be no more potlatches, no more tribal dances, no more feasting, and that hereafter the Indians abstain from further observ ance of the customs and traditions of their race, but that they accept the re ligion of Christianity and follow the precepts of the Nazerine and the cus toms of their white brethren. The other chiefs including the Chilkats acquiesced. Such is the story brought from Sitka by Chilkoot Jack, who re turned from the ancient capital of Alaska, on the Georgia. All the Chil kats, Hoonahs, Ivillisnoos and Yaku tats have left Sitka, except George Shortridge, chief of the Chilkats, who remains there for a while longer. Chil koot Jack returns a richer man than when he left. He was given $270 in money, 100 blankets and 10 large boxes of provisions, by the generous chiefs who gave the potlatch, besides seven | coal oil cans filled with eulachon oil]? Skagway Alaskan.