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VOL. 10. DOUGLAS CITY AND TREADWELL, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER *, 1907. NO. 2 ! LADIES' HATS 5 2 WE have decided to clear out our stock of a*. Hats and to do' so have placed them on sale for These Hats are good value at the regular prices, which range from $2.00 to $5.00, but they must be sold. I B.M.BEHRENDSCO. INCORPORATED * JUNEAU 5 ? ALASKA WE ARE > | DOUGLAS AGENTS I 4 for % f? P. -I., Examiner, Chronicle, Star, ? Times and Oregonian We also carry the Leading Periodicals & Magazines * For NICE TABLETS and FINE WRITING PAPER WE ARE IT! & - 5 Our line uf jf! ji Cigars and Tobaccos t , Is the most ooniplote in Aluslca w ' | Our Candies are Always Fresh! ^ We carry a full line of Fruit! (Durinp the fruit season) ^ All the LATEST $1.50 BOOKS! | 2* Crepe, Tissue and Shelf Papi*r !> II1S NEWS DEPOT I i 1*1 **? awvww^wv\v^wwwvw^wi.w\vvvmvyvwmwvvv< ? $ Special w. all Paper Rale, t 33 l/Z Per ^er|t Discount ? For 30 days on our entire stock of Wall Paper anc* 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 co. tz t <> ^VVVVV\V\VVW^V^VVVVVVVVVVV%\VVVVVVVVVl\VVVVVVV1 I 3* Men's Goods / plac? i <?7& ^ on j earth . * j guy Groceries..? i i r> y OF L IH. % O'Connor. lodge directory. K. of P. The North Stnr Lodjre, No. 2, ^ 'C K. of P., meets every THURSDAY EVENING at 8 o'clock, in Odd Fellows Hall KI). ANDREWS, C. C. I* S. FERRIS. K. of R. & S. Vbutiuc: Knights are cordially invited to ut ? etid. Douglas Aerie, No. 117* P* MEETS EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT At 8:30 O'clock at Covins' H&Il. All visiting; Brothers invited to attend. ELMER E. SMITH, W. P. JOIIK STOFT. Secretary. Aurora Encampment No. 1 meets at Odd Fellows* hull first and third Saturdays, at 8 p.m. Brothers of the Royal Purple are cordially Invited. D. F. HAWKINS, C. P. HUGH MCRAE. Scribe Northern Light Rebekah Lodge No. i meet* at Odd Fellows' hall second and fourth Saturdays. Visitors are cordially invited. MRS. IDA WHIPPLE. N. G. MRS. GERTRUDE LAUGHLIN, Sec'v PROFESSIONAL. Harry C DeVighne, M. D. GENERAL PRACTICE OFFICE Pi-er Elliott & Smith's Pharmacy 'Pbone 4 Office Hours t to 5 p. m. Residence, Sans Souci B'ld'g Phone 4 G. DR F. L. GODDARD Physician and Surgeon TKUfiTiONE NO. 3 DOUGLAS - - ALASKA DR. C M. HARRISON DENTIST Hunter Block, between Front and 2nd Sts. Douglas City 'Pbone, Doujffas 3-8. I USharick \ WATCHES, DIAMONDS, y JEWELRY JUNEAU ALASKA The Northland ? The Latest News, from Reliable Sources, Concerning the Great North. Condensed. information for Everybody. Court will convene at Juneau on December Oth. _ The tax levy at Ketchikan has been fixed at 1 per cent for 1907. The mayor of Ketchikan is using printers ink, to knock the knockers, The new "Elks hall" at Juneau was opened last Wednesday eveuing by a ball. Report has it that showers of volcanic ashes recently fell in the Nome sec tion. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer now advises Alaskans to get together and quit quarreling. The Skagway Alaskan will chauge i editors again. There is always a chauce for improvement. The winter operations of the Guggen heims in Alaska will be directed from Seattle, by Stephen Birch. Gov. Hoggatt has goue down to Washington, D. C., to help Tom Calo represent Alaska in Congress. A Russian family is about to institute a suit agaiust the United States, claim ing it owns the largest part of Alaska. The Fairbanks News saye thl-*. Johnuie Troy is an Alaskan. Yes. He is what might be called a Seattle-Alas kan. Judge Gunnison has ordered that all women living in rooms over saloons in this district must Gnd lodgings else where. During the past sufrtmer, the value of the shipments from Alaska of tin ? crude ore and concentrates ? amounted to <37,500. Skagway boys have formed a club to pass away the long winter evenings. Wonder why they don't go home and go to bed. A big sale of mines is reported in the Valdez district, of properties adjoining i the holdings of the Hubbard-Elliott combination. j Anna Virgiuia Russell will spend the winter in Alaska inspecting the native schools from the standpoint of an expert pedagogue. "Live, laugh and love; there'll come a time when you can't," is the motto of "The Musher" published at Fort Seward, Haines, Alaska. ' It is reported that Si Reid, the now Alaska Judge, has said that ho would ' rather be judge than president. When was he offered the president job? The sports are planning on automo bile race from New York to Paris via Chicago, through Alaska, aoross the Bering straits, Siberia and Russia. - ? I Through the upsetting of a canoe and a loss of photographs and data obtained by the survey of the Alaska boundary, it will be necessary to do the summer's work over again. The republicans of Alaska will meet in convention next May, at Ketchikan, to nomiuato a candidate for delegate to congress to succeed Tom Cale. The Japanese government has no j desire to enter into a treaty in regard to tho sealiug rights in Bering sea. : The present system of grab and snatch is good enough for the brown men. The strife and contention which lias prevailed in Alaskan politics, will be fought out at Washington this winter, which suits most people hero in tho Northland who believe in passing a good thing on; or at least have no desire to 1 1 og- it. The Pacific Coast Steamship Com pany offers to transport the body of the late; Richard Harris to Juneau, was free of cost. A subscription among pioneor citizens had been started for this purpose. The body of Richard Harris will rest near that of his old partner Joe Juneau, in the Juneau cemetery. On a recent trip, the Str. Seattle found three stranded prospectors, one of them injured, at Shelter Cove. The men begged to be taken aboard and returned to civilization. Tho captain of the Seattle, however, was forced to leave them where they were as the laws of Canada forbid transportation com panies to take people out of the country except through tho regular channels of transportation. Supposed to have beeu lost in the reaches of the Sushitna basin, a miner named Beadle is bolieved to have succumbed to the terrors of tho frozen north in the spring of 190 G. Four gold teeth were found bound together in the mouth of . a skeleton picked up by Indian hunters after the snow melted, and are believed to prove tho bones to be those of Beadle. Frank Churchill has returned from the north with the teeth in his possession, in hopes of locating Beadle's relatives and finding the dentist .who bound the teeth, in order to positively determine that tho teeth are those of Beadle. ? Seattle Star. The three masted topsail schooner Lillebonn, in charge of Captain John son, limped into port at San Francisco, thirty-two days from Nelson's Lagoon, Alaska, under two patches of canvas, one on the stump of the mizzen mast and one on the jury foremast rigged at sea. On October 31 the Lillebon was 808 miles off Cape Flattery in a tremendous southeast gale. The sails j had been shortened, but a sudden squall, together with a huge wave, | carried away the jib-boom and all three masts, leaving nothing above except the stump of the mizzen mast and the port rail. The watch in the forecastle were thrown from their , bunks by the falling mast, which, crashed through their quarters. After ; the storm abated, a day was consumed in cutting away the gear and rigging new sails, which barely brought tho vessel iuto port. The ship carried 1,600 barrels of salmon. If Yukon could only manage some way to keep hor ecclesiastic tramps away from Ottawa where they appear to tako delight in going before those who sit in high places and pour into their -ears stories defamatory of the people of Yukon, than whom thore are not better or more honorable people on God's footstool, it would bo better all around, and God and humanity would beserved to much better purpose than they are at preseut. ? Whitehorse Star. The Yukon can have no greater curse than a lot of somnambulistic sky pilots who, when they visit the east and es pecially Ottawa, rave, raut and, iu most cases, lie about the morals of this country in an effort to convey the impression that they, the sky pilots, are struggling with a hoard of outlaws and renegades in the far North when, if any credeuce is to bo placed in reports, there is more dobauchery at Ottawa iu a week than was ever known iu the Yukon. ? Whitehorse Star. Tho gasolene launch Elk left this morning for Mt. Andrew with manager W. C. Froeburn of the Mt. Andrew mines and a force of ten men who will be employed in sinking the present shaft to a greater depth. While min ing operations will not bo resumed at ouce to any groat extent, tho inteution of the company is to have the mine iu readiness for full operation as soon as the copper market reaches a stable condition. This is about the first pleasant news regarding the copper situation received siuce tho recent flurry on Wall street, and, while in itself it does not make any very great difference in the situation, it shows that those interested in tho mining in vestments are entirely confldeut that the present depression can not last for any length of time. ? Ketchikau Miner. Commenting on the statement that not more than two delegates from Alaska will bo allowed seats in the National republican convention, the Ketchikan Miner says: "This state ment is scarcely carried out by docu ments and letters now iu possession of John T. Spickett, chairman of the ter ritorial committee and which were exhibited to a number of the local delegates to the recent convention held iu Juneau. This correspondence was carried on between the secretary of the national republican commit tee and the territorial committee of Alaska. While at that time no appor tionment of delegates had been made by the national committee, Alaska was ! promised an allowance of six delegates. It was necessary at the time that the number of delegates to be allowed Alaska should be known as upon that j basis the recent convention was called. Iu fact, the convention was authorized ? by the national committee and the assurance was given by that body of the number of delegates to be seated. It was necessary to call the convention here prior to the regular meeting of the national committee at which ? time the apportionment of delegates to the various states and territories is made, since otherwise there would not have been time to' elect the delegates and get them to the national conven tion at its regular meeting. i Alaska Not Oat of Reach Alaska's enemies are hard pressed indeed when they bring forward the argument that the northern country should not be given a territorial form of government becau&e the area involved is non-contiguous. That is a mere political scarecrow. There is nothing in the law or history of the country to sustain the contention. Such arr ment is popular only with those who wish to check the progress of the nation. Alaska, with a well-organized terri torial government, will be less danger ous to the peace of this couutry, than Alaska is now. The nation is uot with out experience in such matters. How ever much men may differ with r' ^oect to our Philippine venture, considered as a permanent policy, it will be freely admitted that liberal concessions made to the islanders, under Secretary Taft's wise recommendations, have done mere to pacify the natives, and to turn them into ways of peace, industry and thrift, than all the soldiers and prowl ing constabularies thrown into th? atchipelago since the beginning of American occupation. Hawaii is auother example. Porto Rico is still auother. Why is it that certain American citizens, some of them o? high official rank, are less inclined to trust Alaska than they are to trusi the Philippines, or Hawaii, or Porto Rico, or "the biack republic" of Santo Domingo? Why is it that they are willing to concede more to the inhabitants of these islands than to Alaskan's? Do they realize that they are dealing less justly with Alaskans than Nicholas of Russia is with the provincial proletariat, less considerately even than Loopold in his treatment of the Congoese? Out of what kind of coaree and unseemly clay is the Alaskan made that h? should be thus degraded? Reasonable grants have been made to Hawaii, the Philippines and Porto Icico. Even now the federal government is actually administering the affairs of Cuba, and protecting the integrity of the new republic against native and alien insurrectionists. It is standing guard over the treasury of Sanfco Domingo. Its pledge is maintaining order in Panama and preserving a republic of its owu creation. With this nation's fighting pledges thus extended thousands of miles into the sea, isn't it rank folly to speak of the danger of extending territorial autonomy to Alaska merely because Alaska is non-contiguous? If any fundamental policy is involv ed iu the case of Alaska, it is the policy which condemns the holding and exploiting of subjugated provinces. Alaskans are Americans, and Ameri cans can never be subjects. Subjects are alien to Americau soil, alien to the political beliefs and institutions of the country. The faith and honor of the American government are involved in the Alaskan issue, and the issue cannot be in6t with the thin plea that Ala&ka, being non-contiguous, is out of reach. The ..arm that reached the Philippines is long enough to reach Alaska.- -P.-L.