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i L?,LJ HATS I f <tt "?& <* ? ? * ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? WE have decided to clear out our stock of Hats and to do so have placed them on sale for ? ? ? ? ? ? > ? ? ? ? + ? 00 These Hats are good value at the regular pric?s, which range from $2.00 to $5.00, but they must be sold. B. IVi. BEHRENDS CO. JUNEAU INCORPORATED ALASKA % 4AA A* ** AA^6Aff4 * ?* * * * * * * * * A * * * - * * * * ' ?? ?? ?I ??: 4: t <1? ?I; ?? 4t 4 4: *?: 5 3 <: -If <r ?r ? ? ? ? * * ?r 4} *?r sw WE ARC * DOUGLAS AGENTS FOR P.-I., Examiner, Chronicle, Star, Times and Oregonian Wo also carry 1 ho Leading Periodicals & Magazines For NICE TABLETS and FINE WRITING PAPER WE ARE IT! Our line of Cigars and Tobaccos Is the most coinploto In Alaska i j; Our Candies are Always Fresh! ? | We carry a full line of Fruit! $ ! ? (During tho fruit season) fa ? All tho LATEST $1.50 BOOKS! * i -e? Crepe, Tissue and Shelf Paper if DW NEWS DEPOT I i <r *> A A <i A d A A + yS * A ^A A AA^? A A A A A A A AA Special Wall Paper 8^le > 33 V3 Per Cent Discount i 4? For 30 days on our entire stock of Wall Paper i and Mouldings. Our stock is the largest and ^ most complete in Southeastern Alaska, and this ? is an opportunity you cannot afford to miss, ! c. w. young oo. I iO^VVVVVVV^VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV'VVVt/VVV'VVVVVVfr^'V^'VVV ' VO ? i g I I The \ only I place I on j earth / to I Buy Men's Good& m Groceries..^. I 9 ' OF mi ? 3 8 3 I ?) 0 LODGE DIRECTORY. 3^ K. of P. ^ The North Star Lodtre, No. 2, l'- meets every THURSDAY EVENING at 8 o'clock. in Odd Fellows Hall j BP. ANDREWS, C. C. A. S. FEURIS, K. of R. & S. Visiting Kuisrhts are cordially invited to at load. Douglas Aerie, No. 117, F. 0. E. MEETS EVEKV SATI/RDA V NIGHT At 8:30 O'clock at Co-rjrins' Hall. All visiting Brothers invited to attend. ELMER E. SMITH. W. P. JOIMs STOFT. Secretary. Aurora Encampment No. : meets at Odd Fellows' hall lirst and third Saturdays, at S j>. m. Brothers of the Royal Purple are cordially 1 nvitcd. 1). F. HAWKINS, C. P. HUGH MCRAE. Scribo Northern Lijht Rebekah Lodge No. 1 meets at Odd Fellows' hall second and fourth Saturday*. Visitors are cordially invited. >IRS. IDA WHIPPLE, N. G. MRS. GERTRUDE LAUGHUN. Sec'v PROFESSIONAL. Harry C. DeVighne, M. D. GENERAL PRACTICE OFFICE Over Elliott iS: Smith's Pharmacy 'Phone 4 Office Hours i to 5 p. m. Residence, Sans Souci B'ld'g Phone 4 6. j DR. F. L. GODDARD Physician and Surgeon TELEPHONE NO. 3 DOUGLAS - - ALASKA ; DR. C. M. HARRISON DENTIST Hunter Block, between Front arid 2nd Sts. Douglas City 'Phone, Douglas 3-8. U.Sharick \ WATCHES, DIAMONDS, JEWELRY JUNEAU ALASKA The Latest News, from Reliable Sources, Concerning the Great North, Condensed. Information for Everybody. Fairbanks is building a $20,000 school bouse. a The first snow fell in Ketchikan on Nov. 2d. A train loaded with Vukon coal has arrived at Skngway. Spokane and Montana are planning to erect a smelter at Skagway. The Atlin steamer "Gleaner" has made her last trip for the seasou. An exchange says that Judge Reed is a western man. Think of Oklahoma being called west. / An Alaska man, with plenty of mon ey, was captured at Tacoma in company with an "affluity."' The fellow who has no money gets a a certain amount of enjoyment abus ing the chap who has. "Who were the first gamblers?" "Ad am and Eve." "How so?" "Didn't they shake a par-a-dise?" A. V. R. Snyder has withdrawn from the newspaper business at Wrangell. His son is now the whole thing. George Forbes was drowned in the river below Moosehide, and his two companions had a narrow escape. A shoemaker has a card in his win dow reading: "Any respectable man, woman, or child can have a fit in this store." Thomas Ultican, of Haines, attempt ed suicide by exploding a dynamite cap iu his mouth. He very nearly suc ceeded. Bristol Bay fishermen want the fish traps abolished. If the matter reaches Washington, the President might refer it to Lieut. Jarvis. The President has appoiuted Silas II. Reed, of Oklahoma, to succeed James Wickersham as judge of the U. S. court for the Third district. Ilev. Corser, formerly pastor of the Presbyterian church of Wrangell, has been ordained by Bishop l\owe to the Episcopal priesthood. The United States government is placing rapid fire guus on St. Paul aud St. George islands to protect the seal rookeries from Japanese poachers. It is now positively announced that the Guggeuheims have decided to aban don Katalla, aud move over to Cordova, whero the natural harbor facilities are 1 better. Prof. Doolittle, astronomer of the University of Pennsylvania, announces showers of shooting stars Nov. 1-lth to j 16th. Watch for them around the Ju ; neau convention. The cableship Burnside has com pleted her season's work in Alaska, and returned to the Sound. James P. Egan, a Dawson pioneer of the days of the big rush, died on the 12th of last month from pneumonia. If it be true that Speaker Cannon has said that he will oppose territorial gov ern men t for Alaska as long as he lives, there are many Alaskans who will not pray that his days may be long in I he land. A not altogether reliable Nome paper says that many of the big miuing prop ositions there are worked out, and if new discoveries are not made, the out put of that camp will next year fall far short of this year. The report comes from Valdez of a wonderful discovery of placer gold on Valley creek at the head of theSusitna river. It is claimed that the pay streak is forty feet wide and runs from $1.00 to 63.00 to the pan, in coarse gold. Postotflce Inspector C. L. Wayland complains that the winter mail to inte rior and Xome points is overburdened with newspapers sent to people who are not there, but have gone to the States aud have neglected to notify the j publishers of the fact. Tom O'Brien, who has returned to j Dawson from the liig Salmon country, reports 12.~> men have been working in that district the pa?t summer. Ho says: ''The output of the Big Salmon district for this year has reached 8100, 000. The producing creeks have been Living stone, Cottoueva, Lake and Summit. Capt. E. F. Diekeus, who, as com- ! mauder of the coast survey steamer (iedney, had been doing some impor- ; tant survey work along the Alaska | coast during the last summer, has been ordered to the Philippine islands. Capt. Diekeus will be director of the Philip pine coast survey. Within a few years copper has vi brated between 11 and 24 cents a pound and is now midway. It vfould take a powerful telescope to discover that a "war on business" has anythiug to do with the fluctuations. It is more likely that speculative values have struck a snag in the region of supply and de mand. ? St. Louis Globe-Democrat. News is brought from the extreme upper Stewart river country, several hundred miles from Dawson, that Far rell, the trader, who succeeds Brain &, Nash, has succeeded in getting a fairly large quantity of goods into the rigion, aud that the Indians not only are sup plied with foodstuffs, but have taken kitchen ranges, spring beds and a few other of the white man's domestic con veniences. A common rule for computing the ; power required by the use of ordinary tackle-blocks to raise a given weight is to divide the amount of the weight to bo raised by the number of parts of the rope supporting the lower block; this'rule is, howover, based upon the supposition that there is no fractional resistance involved in the turning of ! the 8hoaves, which factor may some times be as great as to nearlj7 offset the advantage otherwise gained by j their use. Wortman's roadhouse, forty miles from Valdez, ou the Valdez-Fairbanks winter trail, was totally destroyed by lire a few days ago. This roadhou.se was one of the best known supply de pots and rest resorts on the long trail between Valdez aud the Tanana coun try. A catamaran, built, in South Dawson i ' i this summer by W. J. Chance, and ; equipped by him with a new style pad dle propeller, has been launched and given a test in the swiftly running; Klondike river. The craft is equipped ! with a twenty-horse-power gasoline en gine, and with this made a successful run against the current of the Klon dike. A cable message came yesterday di recting the cruiser Buffalo to arrange i fur securing fifty tons of Matanuska J coal to be sent to the Atlantic coast for test by the navy department, says the Seward Gateway. This will be taken ? out from the Chickaloon river bed this winter, sledded to Knik and carried out by way of the iulet as early as naviga tion opeus next spring. The Buffalo came here with instructions to take! out with her fifty tons of Matanuska coal lor testing, the navy department having obtained the erroneous idea that the coal was already accessible. This was no doubt due to the somewhat extensive notice the Matanuska coal has received through the reports ct Mr. Griffith and Prof. Martin, the for mer a noted Pennsylvania expert, and the latter a member of the government geological survey. The hydrograpbic work of the survey for the coaling sta tion is practically completed. Some work on land remains and Cant. Pond i says it is absolutely necessary to have one or two sunny days to take certain - observations. At the rate sunny days have been coming in October, this will make the Buffalo a fixture in Resurrec tion bay. The United Powder Company, with i works at San eJose, California, is plac ing on the market several varietiee of : so-called Thor-ite, or Safety, blasting powder, for which superior advantages aro claimed over nitro-glycerine' and j other powders now in use. It is a3- 1 serted, firstly, that the powder is from ?10 per cent to 50 per cent more eltlci ent; secondly, that it will not freeze and is not affected by age; thirdly, that ; it gives off no fumes and is, therefore, less injurious to the health of the users; fourthly, that it explodes as a whole only by the concussion of a most powerful cap; fifthly, that it is lighter in weight and can therefore be trans ported at less expense, and, sixthly, that it is cheaper than nitro-glycerine powders. In proof of these assertions the company lately carried on public tests of several days' duration at its San Jose works. The tests included ; "bulldoziug," (rock-splitting and 6hat- ; tering), blowiug up of mammoth oak trees and the hammeriug and ignition experiments, all of which were highly satisfactory. In all of these tests the absence of noxious or injurious fumes was a noticeable characteristic, while ' tho safety of handling and firing the ! powder was demonstrated iu several ways. ? Mining Reporter. A Dawson correspondent of l e P. '. writes: H. t'. Wel^.h, the Alinto fa' Tier, who is iu Dawson for a few day., re ports being most successful in r?ic;rg potatoes, turnips and other root v.je tables at his place, thus demonstrating that part of the Yukon is highly suita ble for agriculture. Some of hic. tur nips weigh ten to fifteen pounds, r-r many of the potatoes will r-'^h a pound each. A new freight vessel for the South eastern Alaska route of the Pacific Coast Steamship Company i- .nde* consideration. Plans for the new boat hare been drawn and are in the bands of the officials of the company. The plans propose a vessel with m- ca pacity, speed and economy in handling cargo than the steamship A1 Mi, wh?ch it is intended to supplant. Iu ler-, h t lie proposed vessel is feet; benn' *0 feet and depth 17.S feet. Tho hnii . to lie built of stee! and the vessel to have a speed ot about twelve I.nott. Deck room for 1,000,00^ feet >f ! mi! i.s allowed for. The one hou :o oa tiv vessel is to be built to acuonruvd?' the officers. The crew wiii be lodtf"^ forward. The vessel is planned auxiliary schooner rig. Three ioxi'.i hatches, two forward and one a.i w4!i permit easy haudling of cr.rgo f i . 1 addition there will be two oargc on each side. The propose*.' vr. have a closed in dock. Tlr.s will , \ her to handle perishable goods in h weather without damage to t'v v:/o. The decks are to be of s<( ? ' a.- t hsi 'tween decks will be high in ordti i at cargo can be trucked. The burst i of* of the Roy Li old at Valdez, while it worked I uj!.ips on some, others came out happily with money to the good. A large mercan tile establishment thore attracted th< attention of Reynolds and he imir di ately offered to buy. The proprietors named a price, and offered to s^l! upon the payment oi 330.000 lor an opti .a. Reynolds wrote his cherk for tv3 $50,000, and the check was inline- lately cashed. During the next few wv ^ Reynolds bought goods < n :me a when the era camo h3 owed ?11,000. This accouuf is ;ot couside? * good for much, but Iho fira H st; S3D,000 ahead on the deal. Another story i* told that a poor Norwegian had a lot that cost him $25. He Loped to sell it for $30, but a friend advise' L*m to try Reynolds. When Reynolds saw the lot ho asked the price. The Nor wegian thought of asking $50, but his modesty got the better of him and he was still halting between two opinion*, when Reynolds asked: "Will you take $500?" He took it. So the good thing9 were passed around. Two men had a lot of shares? comparatively valueless ? in a townsite company, got J 2,500 each. Another mau w ith *.? mall siore and a few gramophones 30M out for $5,000 cash, and was made president oC the Valdez Music company Outaide of the laborers who lost their \wges, very few were losers, and many made a gobd thing out of it. Reynolds i9 a character. It is said he never wears a hat; when asked why, he replied that his brain was so active that if he .?oro a hat his head would burst. The chances are Alaska will have bi t on 'Reynolds.