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^ews. VOL. 10. DOUGLAS CITY AND TREAD WELL, ALASKA WEDNESDAY, OCTOHER *21, 1908. NO. 47 To the Ladies of DOUGLAS and TREADWELL We wish to announce that the celebrated '"Wooltex" Coats, Skirts and Suits have arrived. They consist of the very latest Directoire Style with the American modification. Coats from $15.00 to $65.00 Suits from $20.00 to $45.00 Skirts from $5.00 to $20.00 % These garments are made in the very best materials suited for this climate. The values are second to none in consideration of quality and workmanship. LATEST CREATIONS IN FALL MILLINERY B. fl. Behrends Co., Inc. JUNEAU. ALASKA WE ARE DOUGLAS AGENTS FOR Examiner, Chronicle, Star, Times and Oregonian We also carry the Leading Periodicals & Magazines For NICE TABLETS and FINE WRITING PAPER WE ARE IT! Our line uf Cigars and Tobaccos j Is the most complete in Alaska ^ ? ? ? ? < Our Candies are Always Fresli! 1 We carry a full line of Fruit! j (Durinjrthe fruit season) , All the LATEST $1.50 BOOKS! Crepe, Tissue and Shelf Paper Special Wall Paper Sale 33 l/s Per Cent Discount For 30 days on our entire stock of Wall Paper 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 co. The only olace I on j earth I ? I Buy Men's Goods Wt Groceries..... OF ? LODGE DIRECTORY. K. of P. The North Star Lod?;e. No. 2, K. of P., meets every THURSDAY EVENING at 8 o'clock, in Odd Fellows Hall R.A.SCHMIDT, C. C. CHAS. A. HOPP. K. of K. A S. VUltluff Knights are cordially invited to at tend. Douglas Aerie, No. H7? E. MEETS EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT At 8:30 O'clock at Cousins' Hull. All visiting Brothers invited to attend. M. J. O'CONNOR. W. P. JOHN STOFT. Secretary Aurora Encampment No. i meets at Odd Fellows' hall tirst and third Saturdays, at S p.m. Brothers of the Royal Purple are cordially Invited. PETER JOHNSON. C. P. J. H. McDONALD, Scribe. Northern Light Rebekah Lodge No. i aaeetsatOdd Fellows' hall second and fourth Saturdays. Visitors are cordially invited. MRS. ANNA BOYLE, X. G. MRS. GERTRUDE LAUGHL1N. Sec'y. Gastineaux Lodge No. 124 F. & A. M. , L meets Krst and third Tues days of each month. JAMES STOOD Y, W. M. A. E. ANDREW. Secretary. PROFESSIONAL. Harry C. DeVighne, M. D. GENERAL PRACTICE OFFICE 3rd and D Street Office Hours i to 5 and 7 to q p. m. 'Phone 401 JUNEAU FERRY AND NAVIGATION CO. FERRY TIME CARD LEAVE JUNEAU For Douglas and Treadwell: 8:00 a. m. 9:30 a. no. 11:00 a. m. 1:00 p. no. 3:00 p. m. 4:30 p. m. 7 :00 p. m. 9:00 p. m. LEAVE DOUGLAS For Treadwell: For Juneau: 8:15 a. m. 9:45 a. m 11:15 a- no 1:15 p. in. 3:15 p. m. 4:45 p. m. 7:15 p. m. 9:15 p.m. o.ou a. in . 10:05 a. m. 12:05 a. in. 1:45 p. m. 3:30 p. m. 5:3.", p. m. 7:30 p. m. 9:30 p. m. LEAVE TRE*dwul For Douglas and Juneau . 8:25 a. m. 10:00 a. m. 12:00 a. m. 1:40 p. m. 5:30 p. m. 7:25 p. m. 9:26 p. m. Sundays 8:00 a. m. ITIJiS Uuuvioi ON SATURDAYS Boat loaves Juneau for Douglas and Tread well at 12 midnight. The Northland The Latest News, from Reliable Sources, Concerning the Great North. Condensed. Information for Everybody.! The water wagon at Fairbanks is a sled aud is easy to get ou to. A new Eagle aerie will start at Cor dova with over 100 members. A saloon census of the town of Val dez shows a population of 1,104. All hopes of floating the Saratoga, ; wrecked in Prince William Souud, have ; I been abaudoned. A recent copy of the Skagway Alas | kail says that strawberries are still ripening there. The general election of the Yukon for the choice of a representative to Ottawa ; will be held January 9th. Valdez, St. Michael and other points j report a number of earthquake shocks on the night of October 1st. One bunch of Alaska copper mines j sold for $300,000 more than the pur chase price of the entire country. One of the jurors drawn for the Val : dez court has lived in Alaska forty ! years, aud he comes from Cordova, too. Quartz samples from the Atlin dis v 1 trict will be assayed free of cost at the government office at Whitehorse, Caribou and moose retail at Dawson at the rate of three pounds for 81, and mountaiu sheep at 50c a pound. Recent arrivals at Seattlo from the Innoka declare that the output for the season will not be less than $200,000. A traveliug man worked a Ketchikan bartender on the old "chicken feed" gag last week. How i9 that for a slow town? The Seward Weekly Gateway is the only Alaska paper of general circula tion that does not advertise booze shops. Robert W. Tompkins, Christian Sci ence healer and fouuder of that church in Fairbanks, died therfe last month of paralysis. ? A new street in the town of Prince Rupert is called Immanuel, and wo sup dose that no Japs or Chinamen will be 1 allowed to set foot on. Valdez has decided to exhibit pictures of all the babies in town at the A.-Y.-P. exposition, just to show that they can be raised in that part of the North. The Valdez Prospector will get out a speeial edition, illustrated with half tone cuts, and telling the wonders of the Prince William Sound country. Judge John Lyons, removed from the office of commissioner at Valdez to make room for a carpet-bagger, will continue in the practice of law at Val dez. The Seward public school opened this fall with two teachers and twenty pu pils. The teachers are anticipating a pleasant year's workdays the Gateway. Charles Clay pool, a Fairbanks lawyer, has been delegated by the republican national committee to take the stump on the Pacific coast in the interest of Taft. The reveuue cutters Thetis and Perry will remain in Alaskan waters all win- , ter. The Thetis will wiuter in Bering sea >and the Perry in Southeastern Alaska. I The Dawson News tells of a man who has just returned to that place from the outside, whore he took post gradu ate instructions in the art of horse shoeing. Old timers at Nome are predicting a severe winter, one that will compare with the winter of 1876, when the Yu kon refused to open aud changed its course twice. The first child bom at Prince Rupert was a boy. He was bom on Friday aud io the son of Auton liugge. Ho should take courage? most children get that j way sooner or later. Formal charges of cowardize have beeu tiled against Captains Farrer and 1 Hamilton, commanding the tugs in charge of the Star of Bengal previous to her being wrecked. A big bull moose got tangled up with a line of telegraph wire near Dawson and after vaiuly trying to get out of the mix-up he walked away with a mile (of wire trailing after him. Judge Thompson, of Katalla, has be gun the manufacture of peat briquettes. He mixes coal dust with uative peat aud the result, says the Herald, is as fine fuel as ever begot heat. Eight miners traveling afoot from i Council to Nome were held up by a lone highwayman, at the point of a guu, and relieved of all their valuables, amount- 1 ' iug to something over $1,000. Ned Elfors, who was hanged at Daw son on October G, confessed on the scaf fold at the last minute that tie killed his partner, David Bergman, in the woods near Selkirk, on July 8. Long Poker Lawrence, a gambler who was well known in the early days of Dawson, Fairbanks and Nome, died re cently at Reno, Nev., absolutely penni less and was buried by his friends. Dr. H. E. Pratt, a well known physi cian about forty-five years of age, who has resided on the coast of Alaska for several years, committed suicide at Ili amna recently by taking a huge dose of" morphine. Six steerage passengers who came down from Nome on the steamer Sena tor will bring an action for damages against the Pacific Coast Steamship Co. They allege that they were stored with the horses. S. I. Gedney, manager of the Council City & Solomon River railroad, says that his road will be operated full blast next summer and that it is his inten tion to make through rates to Council from Nome. D. A. MacKenzie, who is promoting coal enterprises in the North and is of the opinion that the government has not given the coal meu a fair chance, will go to Washington this winter in their behalf. A saloon keeper over at Cordova hired a female piano player, contrary to the ordorof the court, and hi$ saloon was closed for three days, after which he was allowed to reopen upon paying a tine of S10U and costs. Word has been received at Fair banks that Elbert Hubbard, of East Aurora, publisher of the Philistine, the ''Little Journeys" iuto the lives of great folks, the -Fra and other noted publica tions, may visit Fairbanks next sum mer. Hans Stark, an old timer who mined at Circle City as early as 181)5, has been operating on Tenderfoot creek, about 75 miles trom Fairbanks. He blew into FairbBuks recently with $100,000 in gold dust as a reward for a season's work. ? The delineation of the international boundary between Alaska and the Can adian Yukon south of Mount St. Elias, and in the vicinity of the Alsek river, extending over a distance of 70 miles, has been completed. It lias occupied two jTears. Charles Fowler bought something like S100 worth of whiskey of a Dawson firm and then attempted to leave the territory without paying for it. He was stopped at VVhitehorse by a capias warrant and he having no funds it will hold him thore. The McNeil Island penitentiary has an Alaska prisoner named Tony Gal lagher whose time has expired, but who refused to sign the formal application for release required by the prison of ficials, and the chances are good that he will either change his mind or stay in jail for an indefinite period. In the coarse of the railroad opera tions near Cordova the remains of a de ceased Chinaman were dug up. He was at one time an employe in the Eyak cannery and when buried had a small piece of Chinese monoy in the pocket of his shirt. This cannot now be found and it is supposed that the "Guggs" have it. * All persons leaving Dawson for the United States, who are not citizens of Canada, Mexico or the United States, are required to pay a head tax of $4 each. This tax is collected by the White Pass at the time of sale of the I ticket, so as to avoid delays. The cer tificate-issued for the ?4 is collected on the train by the immigration officer. There is considerable difference be tween the treatment given the Japanese seal poachers by the authorities of the United StateB and that which they re ceive when they fall into the hands of the Russians. The Americau plan is to take them to Valdez, house and feed them well for a few months and then send them back to their horrfes at gov ernment expense. The gunboat York town brings the news that Jap poachers who fell into the hands of the Russians wore put to death. John E. Grey, Charles Dolan and Zero Strong, Dawson old timers, have undertaken 1 he construction of the big gest water power system ever con structed in the North, to constitute an electrical supply. They will tap the Klondike river near Rock creek. A stowaway secreted himself on the j Str. Northwestern just before she sailed i for Nome, thinking he was bound for Sau Francisco. Unless the captain gives him a chance to work his way back to the 3tates he will be obliged to pass the chilly winter in the North. A black fox with a skin estimated at a valuation of $500, driven from the hills by the extreme cold, was killed on the streets of Nome on September 27. The animal was chased by hundred* of Nome citizens, and finally its rich pelt fell to a tenderfoot prospector, who ; made a wild slam ut the fox with a club and killed it.? P. I. Bishop P. T. Kowe, ou his way home from the Pau-Anglicau congress and i conference of the Episcopal church at London said at Seattle that he would spend the coming winter at his homo at Sitka. The Bishop is perhaps the i greatest exemplar of practical, common 1 sense Christianity in the North. In ! speaking of his ideas of the kind of work necessary in the out-lying camps | of Alaska, he said: I dou't care if a man is a Catholic, a Methodist, a Pres byteriau or a Baptist. If I can do him any good 1 want to do so, and I don't cnre whether he is converted to my faith or anybody else's. The idea of making converts is repugnant to me. By means of hospitals or reading rooms or the supplying of some other need of ' these isolated communities I believe we can aid more in the spread of Chris tianity than with a church in every town in Alaska." The first, big sale in the lanoka was consummated recently when G. M. Landerkin sold his one-sixteenth inter est in a claim on Little creek for ?10, 000. Landerkin is one of the oldest residents of the district. He first cam? to Southeastern Alaska as engineer of the steamer "Leo," for some years util ized by the government as a revenue cutter and man of-war. She was a wooden craft, barkentine rigged, und in the early seventies awed the natives by a liboral display of guns from her fore deck aud the noise she made when they were discharged at an imaginary foe. She was stationed at Sitka, then (he only white settlement in Alaska, and it was at this time that ex-Qovernor Brady was wavering between duty and inclination. He had been laboring as a missionary among the natives when the government decided to sell the Leo, as she had been condemned as useless for longer service as a gunboat, and Gov ernor Brady bid her in. In attempting to navigate the tortuous waters of the inland channel between Sitka and Queen Charlotte sound, she was wreck ed and it cost the Governor aDd the Sitka Trading Co., of which he was the principal owner, so much money to raise her that it was decided to sell her. She was afterwards one of the many vessels that engaged in the far seal in dustry in those days, and has sinco been consigned to the boneyard.