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? A***?*??** ? * * 5> * ? > ? ? ? ? ? ? * r? ? r* ? r? <* ? r* t? r> > ? T* r? > <* ? > rt> fl? ? ,> ? > Panamas, wool Taffetas and French serges, styles and sizes, with prices rhngiug from ? ? * *"*' v ?*?' * * * *V ? ?v "?? <* JS Is the proper make of garment for every lady to purchase either in skirt, suit or coat, because they are the very latest styles and materials. The workmanship on these garments is the very best. The "WOOLTEX" Marchioness Coat is a beautiful style and we have them in chitfon broadcloath, wool taffetas, and munish tweeds. Prices rauging from $15.00 TO 850. OG The "WOOLTEX** Skirts are stylish and up-to-date, made of voiles Our stock is complete in $6.50 TO $20.00 B.M.BEHRENDSCO. JUNEAU INCORPORATED ALASKA <C * ?C 46 * <: *: ?it <i LODGE DIRECTORY. K. of P. The North Slur Lodge, No. 2, T K. of P.? meets every ' THURSDAY EVENING > at 8 o'clock. in Odd Fellows Hall KD. ANDREWS. C. C. L. S. FERRIS, K. of R. ft S. Visiting Knights :\re cordially invited to ttt tend. Douglas Aerie, No. 117* ^)- E. Meets, 2d and 4th Sundays at 1:30 p. m. at Co;r;rin?* Hi.ll. All visiting: Brothers invited to attend. ELMER E. SMITH, W. P. JOllK STOFT. 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. I). F. HAWKINS, 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. IDA WHIPPLE. X. G. MRS. GERTRUDE LAUGHLIN. Sec'v PROFESSIONAL. Harry C. DeVighne, M. D. GENERAL PRACTICE OFFICE Over Elliott & Smith's Pharmacy 'Phone 4 Office Hours i to 5 p. m. Residence, Sans Souci B'ld'g Phone 4 6. DR. F. L. GODDARD Physician and Surgeon TELErilOXE NO.. 3 DOUGLAS - - ALASKA DR. C..M. HARRISON DENTIST Hunter Block, between Front and 2nd Sts. Dousrlas City 'Phone, Douglas 3-8. I.J.Sharick I WATCHES, DIAMONDS, JEWELRY JUNEAU ALASKA Alaska? Some Misconceptions and the Truth. 15 v Lloyd \Y. McDowell in Jamestown Magazine. Nearly every visitor to the -James town Exposition seems to have some >sort of au idea of Alaska; an impress ion left from reading the stories of thu struggles of the early prospectors, the I | pioneers, so to speak, of this great dis trict. Their knowledge'of the resources of tho country shows au evident lack j of study of the possibilities of one of Uncle Sam's richest possessions, and the popular opiuiou of Alaska of those unacquainted and unadvised is that it is s mighty iceberg, with zero weather the year around. Wheu you inform your visitors that grain higher than your head is raised 400 miles north of the Arctic circle and refer them to the Alaska exhibit of the United States Government at James town for proof to bear you out in this statement, they seem to be amazed, and their iutere&t iu/ the district increases at on<;e. Of the 329,529,000 acres of ground comprising Alaska, more than 229,000,000 lie in tho temperate zone and are capable of agricultural devel opment. In fact, the commissary de partment of the United States Army has reached the conclusion that it is no longer necessary to ship canned veget , ables to Alaska for the use of the troops stationed at tho various military posts j because so many kinds of vegetables are raised there that it is possible fur the troops, at nearlj* all of tho stations, to be supplied with fresh vegetables ail the year. s And all this ia tho land of perpetual snow aud ice! A careful btudy of the Alaska agri cultural exhibit at the Jamestown Ex i position will bear out the ottlcers of the commissary department in their contention that vegetables and grains of all kinds are plentiful iu Alaska. Here are to be seen exhibits of peas, carrots, beets, potatoes, cabbuge, aud, in fact, all sorts of garden vegetables. Wheat, oats, rye aud barley thrive ex cellently under the climatic conditions of the territory. To encourage aud im provJ agricultural pursuits in the ter ritory the government some years ago | established several experimental sta tions and the results have been satis- j factory. At the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Expo sition iu Seattle iu 1909 the Alaska ag- 1 ricultural exhibit will be one of the leading features of the Alaska build iug. There tho resources of the dis trict will be brought to the attention of the world on a larger scale thau ever attempted before. , Alaska uot only holds out every in ducement to the home seeker, but is one of the richest gold regions. All known minerals are found there and the yield of furs is greater than in any | part of the Uuitod States. Seattle will soon bo the fur mart of the country, owing to the enormous shipments of furs from Alaska and Siberia passing : through the city. It is asserted that Alaska will eventually control the cop : per market of the world, since the visi [ ble supply is so great. At this time the 4t fe & ? WE ARE > I DOUGLAS AGENTS I *? FOR * * * ^ P. -I., Examiner, Chronicle, Star, ? Times and Ore^onian We also carry the Leading Periodicals cc Magazines | if ?LTA.'.mvrx For NICE TABLETS and FINE WRITING PAPER WE ARE IT! 3 ? Our line of Cigars and Tobaccos Is the most complete in Alaska ..Ain, Oar Candies are Always Fresh! * We carry a full line of Fruil! > (During the fruit season) ;g. ft ?> * rfr Vf> tfr ? > ?&> *j> 4> < <*v,5r rfr 4: > ^ ^ ^ A *f ? A if > & A. rfw <?? All the LATEST 81.50 BOOKS! Crepe, Tissuo and Shelf Paper ! DOUGLfiS ? DEPO Guggeuheim interests have M. K. Rog ers at iChtalla, on the Western coast, building a standard gauge railroad to tap the copper mines. An instance that the moneyed men of the East have their eye? on Alaska is evidenced by t lie fact that tin* above interests are spending 33, 000, 000 in the building of a breakwater at Katullu to provide dock ing facilities for ocean liners. At Sew ard the Alaska Central is reaching through the fertile valleys headed for the Fairbanks miuing district, a rival of the Klondike. The question of fuel is settled when government experts recently pro uouuced the coal deposits to be of bi tuminous, semi-anthracite and anthra cite, equal to the coal Holds of Virginia and Pennsylvania. Great oil fields have been found on Comptroller Bay and the output, although small at this time has been pronounced to be of the high est grade. Then the snlmou industry alone has reached an anuual valuation of $10,000,000. Alaska is also rich in 4itnber and the latest figures on the to tal gold output show that it easily reaches above 6100,000,000. This* briefly gives an idea of the size ami resources of Alaska, which the 1009 Exposition in Seattle will exploit together with the Yukon territory and British Columbia, both adjoining Alas ka aud enjoying the same rapid growth. The minds of ^ great many people seem to be confused regarding the way to reach Alaska from Seattle and few realize that the class of passenger steamships plying in northern waters are vessels especially built for the trade and compare favorably with the best types of steamships operating along the Atlantic coast. Southeastern Alaska is the mecca for thousauds of excursionists every summer and the tide of tourisfctf travel is fast being turned from Europe to the Pacific Coast. Each summer excursion parties spend from eight to ten days visiting the to tem polo villages and glaciers along the Alaskan coast and the Pacific Coast Steamship Company built tho steam ship Spokane to be used as an exclu sive excursion steamship. The voyage from Seattle to Skagway covers 1,000 miles aud is often compared to tho Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence, since the vessels pass through inland 1 waters throughout the trip. The White Pass & Yukon Railroad has its sea terminus at Skagway and the rido to tho summit of the White Pass mountains is one of the grandest rail trips known. In June, 1905, Hon. Joseph G. Cannon, Speaker of tho House of Representatives, and a party of Congressmen and Senators made tho trip from Seattle to Skagway and thence to Lake Bennett ovor the White Pass liue. Upon his return Speaker Cannon, iu an interview in tho Seattle i Daily Times, said: "1 have been surprised and pleased with the grandeur and beauty of the scenery along the inland sea channels, which form tho course of the voyage to Alaska. It seems to me that here iu this thousand miles are gathered more pleasing mountaiu and sea scenery than can be found anywhere else on this continent, or perhaps in the world." Special W all Paper Rale j 33 V3 Per Cent Discount ? For 30 days on our entire stock of Wall Paper J ? and Mouldings. Our stock is the largest and ? ? most complete in Southeastern Alaska, and this i is an opportunity you cannot afford to miss. I C. W. YOUNG CO. ZZ I * V "/VVVVVVVVV\V^VV^V^^^WAViA'?,'VVVVVv\VtViVVjO( / / ( Jn| Men's Goods i / pIac? ' ^ ? ? j earth | 1 / guy Groceries....e i ? * OF 9 ? C*3 SSCSOS 3 !? &?GC&QG? OOM(M6? 5aOC?3?( And so Alaska holds out opportuni ties for everyone. It is ?i count ry not alone for the miner and prospector, but for the merchant, farmer and railroad builder, and :i fairyland for the tourist on pleasure bent. One of the great highways of Alaska is the Yukon river, more than 2,500 miles in length. In the summer months the vessels of the British Yukon Navi gation Company ply between White horse and Dawson, carrying thousands of tons of provisions and supplies to the interior. From Dawson the steam er lines extend to Fairbanks and be tween Dawson and St. Michael the North American Transportation & Trading Company iias its fleet of river i packets handling tho freight shipments for tho mining districts. June 1 always witnesses the depar-1 ture of the ocean steamships from So- 1 attle for the Nome gold fields. During the winter months the ice lloes from the Arctic close in the port and navi- 1 gatiou is at an end. The steamer lines, all pioneers in the Alaskan trade, are factors in the progress of Alaska 3r:d the best vessels in the ileet of the White Star Steamship Company, North western and Pacific Coast Steamship Companies are placed in the Behring Sea trade during the months of June, Jul}*, August, September and October of each year. The service to Valdez, Seward, Katalla and points on the West ern coast is furnished by two big lines, the Alaska Coast Company and the Northwestern Steamship Company, successors of the Alaska Commercial Company During a period of twenty years this company alone paid the Un ited States government nearly $7,000, 000 for its rental of the Pribylof islands and a tax on all seal skins taken. This sum nearly amounts to the total pur-! chase price of ?7,200,000 paid tor Alaska i to Russia in 1S67. The betterment of transportation facilities has been in keeping with the general progress of the country and at the present time the shipyards of Seattle are turning out big steel vessels, some fpr the passen ger trade, while others are great freight ers built to carry supplies to the dis trict and return ladeu with valuable shipmeuts of ore, salmon and other 1 exports of the North. Prominent men in every walk of life, government officials and tourists from every part of the globe, havo visited < Alaska and all return with many words of praise for the district. There is such a fascination about the Alaskan voyage that few persons make the trip who do ! not express a desire to return at some later period. It was after a trip to Al aska that Hon. William Sulzer, of New York, was led to pay the following tribute to Alaska in his speech before Congress: "Alaska with her population of near ly 100,000; Alaska with her splendid and invigorating climate; Alaska with her beautiful scenery, her magnificent distances, her towering snow-capped mountains, her majestic rivers, her fertile fields, her great industries of fish and furs and timber and agricul tural possibilities; Alaska with her immense wealth in gold and copper and silver and lead and iron and coal-p mineral wealth beyond the dreams o the most imaginative person in the world; Alaska with her brave and loyal God-fearing and patriotic- American citizens; Alaska with her churches, and ?-whools, her splendid institutions, her towns and villages; Alaska under the blue dome of the Union sky and in tho shadow of the midnight -nn; Alaska with her incomparable glaciers, with her great harbors and innumerable lakes and countless cascades; Alaska, in t lie naiue of all these ar.d more, in the name of this generatian and the glory of our institutions, I ask why you should not have the right of home rule; of local self-government, - and all the rights of the territories?" And E. Burton Holme.*-, famous as a lecturer and author, in speaking of Al- ? ark a, says! "The Vosemite is beautiful; the Grand Canyon of Arizona is colossal; but Alaska, with its fjords aud moun tains, glaciers and rivers, possibilities and distances, is all of these. "It i3 not only colossal, but wonder ful and beautiful as well." A late testimonial comes from G. Bie Ravudal, formerly American Consul at Dawson City. In a recent interview in the Yukon World, published at Daw' son, Mr. Kavndal says: "It strikes me that this fascinating Northland will before long loom up as an attraction to tourists equal to jSwit- - Zet land and Norway. The inside pas sage between Seattle and Skagway, practically all the way, presents scen ery of natural beauty and grandeur and picturesqueness only equalled, not surpassed, however, by the fjords of ! Norway. Between Skagway and the White Pass you revel in the delights of Switzerland. Sailing down the Yukon in luxurious steamers, with abundant opportunity for hunting, fishing, ex ploitation and scientific research, is au experience never to be forgotten." Aud Alaska does rival Switzerland and Norway in it3 scenery aud the Al askan voyage will be one of the feature side trips to be offered to the visitors to the Alaska-Yukon-Facific Exposition ia 1909. Did not do miracles. A little town near Provideuce boasts a church whose pastor, besides being an eloquent preacher, is a man of stal wart proportions. At one of his even ing prayer meetings the services were disturbed by two young men who audi bly scoffed at everything they saw or heard. Finally the pastor remoustrated with them on their behavior, and asked them why they attended the meeting. "We came, expecting to see miracles performed," impudently replied one of j the rascals. Leaving the desk and walking quietly down the aisle, the pastor seized one after the other by the collar, and, as they disappeared out of I the door, remarked: "We don't per j lorm miracles hore, but we do cast out devils." ? Boston Globe. The closing down of the Guggenheim operations at Dawson has thrown 2,400 men out of employment. The Hurry in I money circles is said to be not respon i sible for the close down which is at tributed to the inability of the company to secure material for carryiugson the work of construction.