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The Douglas Island News.
? - DOUGLAS CITY AND TREADWELL, ALASKA WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 1909. I | To the Ladies j ? of DOUGLAS and TREADWELL % ?w ^ We wish to announce that the celebrated "Wooltex" 3 - ? 4 ? . r 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 3 ^ suited for this climate. The values are second to =2 none in consideration of quality and workmanship. I LATEST CREATIONS IN FALL MILLINERY I b. n. Behrends Co., Inc. 1 C- JUNEAU. ALASKA ^ LODGE? DIRECTORY. K. of P. The North Star Lodge, No. 2, ' K. of P., meets every 1 THURSDAY EVENING ut 8 o'clock. in Odd Fellows Hall R. A. SCHMIDT, C. C. CHAS. A. HOPP. K. of K. A S. V l-altln^r Kiiitchts are cordially invited to at tend. Douglas Aerie, No. 117, F. 0. E. MEETS EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT At 8:30 O'clock t ( sins' Hall. All visiting H> uers invited to attend. .d. J. O'CONNOR. W. P. JOHN STOFT. Secretary. Aurora Encampment No. i meets at Odd Fellows' hall first und third Saturdays, at 8 p.m. Brothers of th^. Rb.,al Purple are cordially Invited. PETER JOHNSON. C. P. J. H. Mc- DONALD, Scribe. Northern Light Rebekah Lodge No. i meets at Odd Fellows' hull second and fourth Saturdays. Visitors are cordially invited. MRS. ANNA BOYLK, N. G. MRS. GERTRUDE LA UGH LIN. Sec'y. Gastineaux Lodge No. 124 F. & A. M. > Lodi*e meets first ami third Tues days of each month. JOHN H. CHRISTOE, W. M. J. ALFRED JOHNSON, Secy. PROFESSIONAL. Harry G DeVighne, M. D. GENERAL PRACTICE OFFICE 3rd and D Street Office Hours i to 5 and 7 to 9 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. m. 11:00 a. m. 1;00 p. m. a:uu p. in. 4:30 p. m. 7:00 p. m. 9:00 p. m. LEAVE DOUGLAS O * For Treadwell: 8:15 a. m. 9:45 a. m 11:15 a. m. 1:15 p.m. 3:15 p. m. 4:45 p.m. 7:15 p. m. 9:15 p.m. ror Juneau: 8:30 a. m. 10:05 a. m. 12:05 a. m. 1:45 p. m. 3:30 p. m. 5:35 p. m. 7 :30 p. m. 9:30 p. m. leave treadwell For Douglas and Juneau: 8:25 a. in. 10:00 a. m. 12:00 a. m. 1:40 p. in. 3:25 p. m. 5:30 p. m. 7;25 p. m. 9:25 p. m. Sundays 8:00 a. m. trips omitted ON SATURDAYS Boat leaves J uueau for Douglas and Tread well at 12 midnight. iThe Northland The Latest News, from Reliable ources, Concerning the Great North, Condensed. Information for Everybody. | The first Nome mail ha9 come out over the trail. A seven-ton dynamo recently went uorth for Dawson. News of the strike at Auk bay has reached Seattle. , The Masonic temple at Fairbanks J had a close call from fire last month. The Ketchikau Miner is now under the management of Mr. N. S. Gallen tiue. A diver is working on the wrecked steamer Saratoga, in Prince William souud. The Valdez council has passed an or dinance providing for the registration ; of voters. Canada has had a triple hanging; aud, uaturally, it was two negroes aud a Chinese. Valdez objects to receiving her mail by way of Juneau ? Katalla is not so particular. The Alaska Commercial Co. will have j three supply stations on the Susitna in i the spring. The new federal court house at Nome ' is completed and is now occupied by the officials. From reading the San Francisco Ex aminer one would think that theKoyu kuk was a quartz country. The managers of The Totem, the Ju neau High School Annual, expect to print 5,000 copies this year. Purser Jones, who was injured at the time of the accident to the Cottage City, is still in the hospital. 424 more persons left Nome the past summer and fall on the steamers than 1 arrived during the same time. There are now reported to be 36 men in the federal jail at Juneau, serving , time for selling whiskey to Indians. It has become necessary to place a watchman at the Wrangell garnet mine to keep people from carrying off the mine. Captain Zim S. Moore has resigned the captaincy of the Str. Bertha to ac cept the position of U. S. deputy mar shal at Unga. Seattle Alaskans have framed up an Alaska Day, which is the time to be de voted to booming somebody's scheme for a railroad. If the government is to build and equip a general hospital in Southeast ern Alaska for the treatment of sick Indians, Wrangell offers to be the place. rt> 4f fr * ?c WE ARE r> I DOUGLAS AGENTS | FOR > 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! 4? Our line uf ? $ Cigars and Tobaccos J ^ Is the most complete in Alaska J* } Our Candies are Always Fresh! | We carry a full line of Fruit! ^ (During the fruit season) ? 4 ' All the LATEST 81.50 BOOKS! Crepe, Tissue and Shelf Paper DOUGLAS NEWS DEPOT * A Fairbanks paper tells about a lady in that town who saw two moons in one night. The Indies of Fairbauks must drink it straight. Blanche Duval, who killed Chief of Police Miller at Fairbanks, has been declared insane and will be sent to the asylum at Mount Tabor. L. M. Price, one of the chief survey ors of the Copper River & Northwestern R. R., i* partially paralyzed as the re sult of a fall on the ice. The Valdez Prospector indignantly denies the assertion that Johu Rosene was formerly a barher. Still that town has had some hard scrapes. Judge Reid has given the stock holders of the Reynolds Alaska Devel opment company until March 1st to pay up, or be thrown into bankruptcy. Sam Wall, for the past year editor of theSkagway Daily Alaskan, has severed his connection with the newspaper bus iness in Alaska aud hiked it for Cali fornia. The telegraphic notification to Alas kaus, from the naval observatory at Washington, that winter has begun was perhaps a great thing in its way, but it could hardly be called news in the North. Mrs. E. A. Charbonneau, of Dome City, Alaska, has purchased for $25,000 a twenty-acre tract containing four year-old trees, near North Yakima, Wash., which she will occupy when she ceases to be au Alaskau bauker. In the voting contest being con ducted by the Fairbauks Times for t tie most popular young lady in the Tan- J ana, Miss Nellie O'Connor is at the head of the list, with Miss B. J. Moore and Miss Lucy Parsons close seconds. The Alaska Steamship company will | run three steamers to the westward next summer by the way of Juneau. They are the Northwestern, Yucatan and Santa Clara. Excursion rates will be made from Seattle to Valdez and re turn. An affidavit of labor was filed for record iu the recorder's office at Fair banks, for which the charge for record ing was SGO. It set forth that the an nual assessment work had been done j on forty association claims on Tatla nika creek. Dan Kennedy, a well-known freighter, packer and stage man, has instituted a cut rate war on passenger fare between Fairbanks and Valdez. He has slashed the rates from $125 to $75, and asserts that he is prepared to meet all cuts and ! stay in the fight. The Alaska S. S. Co. is carrying mail to all points of call to the westward this winter without pay "and wholly to j accommodate the people on our route" j according to a letter from Assistaut General Manager Talbot. It is an ex cellent example. Luella S. Dunn has brought suit in the federal court at Nome against Ed ward R. Dunn, a prominent operator of the No mcr (Strict, for 5100,000 damages. The plaintiff ajleges that she was mar ried to Dtt&ti in 1899, when he, the de fendant, already had one wife. OVWVVWWWWVVWWWVWi'WlWWVWVVV^WWVVVVV^ w ? j Special Wall Paper Sale s I 33 V3 Per Cent Discount 1 | 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. :::: i I The only place on j earth I t0 I Buy Men's Goods m <? OF L m. 1. O'Connor. On the 14th alt., Senator Piles intro duced a bill to extend the time for con struction and beginniug construction j of the Alaska Short Line railroad, in Alaska, which was read twice by its title and, with the accompanying pa pers, referred to the committee on ter ritories. There is every reason to believe that the quartz mines of Southeastern Alas- j ka will receive next summer more at 1 tention than they ever have before. ' Recent discoveries aud reports of gov ernment experts have combined to at tract the attention of the mining world to this district. Captain Robert D. McGillivray, mas-: tor of the steamship Jeanie, has been ! presented with a silver medal by the Japanese government iu recognition of i his service* in saving from drowning' part of the crew of Satsuma Maru, which foundered near Yakutat bay in November, 1907. The Tanana Mine Operators associa- ? tion has decided that the Tanana musf 1 remain a ten-hour camp in the summer time. However, it was also agreed to ? let supply and demand regulate the amount of the wages paid. Each oper ator is at liberty to determine the wages that he will play. j The North is bound to come to the ; trout. Eveu the hens are doing their j best. The Tanana Times has an egg that weighs 3)^ ounces and measures 9 inches in circumference. It was laid by a Tanana hen, and the Times offers a prize of $100 for the next Tanana hen that will do as well. Mining Science aays that there is a movement on foot amoug the pro ducers, manufacturers and dealers in copper and brass to formulate some j plan by which the price may be held below 18 cents, which is considered by those who are supposed to know as a normal aud conservative figure. McKinley Willis, a resident of Prince Rupert, died at the Prince Ru- 1 pert hospital on Dec. 21 from the ef- j fects of being hit ou the head by a rock blasted from the railroad grade. Twice i before he was injured by blasts and j once moved his place of residence six miles, but fate and the grader overtook him. I j , Following i9 a list of things that Uncle Sam refuses to carry in the mail ' to the interior in the winter time: Periodicals sent to dealers for the pur pose of trade, sample copies of news-; papers and publications, books, trade catalogues, circulars and patterns aud samples of merchandise, aud fourth class matter, merchandise in general. I ' A case was tried in Vaidez recently to compel a man to pay another man for a lot around which the plaintiff had ( built a fence some time before. Hav- , ing built the fence he was waiting until ( someone wanted it and would be will ing to so pay. The defendant had seen < the fence- but did not think it consti tuted title and, disregarding it, entered upon the land and built a house. The 1 jury found a verdict for the man who built the house rather than the man who built the fence. It is an excellent precedent. During the trial of a case in the com missioner's court at Fairbanks, arising over the rent of a piece of ground planted to potatoes, it developed that this particular piece of ground pro duced potatoes at the rate of 13, '200 pounds to the acre, which at the going price of 8c would amount to over $1,000. Who said agriculture was a failure in the North? Dawson Chariie, who is credited with having been one of the discoverers of the Klondike and was the owner of a hotel at Caribou, was drowned in the river at that place early Christmas morning. Charlie had recently been granted the right s of citizenship by the Yukon council, which included the right to drink ail the booze that he wanted, a privilege that he enjoyed to t he limit, but which was the cause of hi- final taking off. Among the notices to mariner-* we find the following: The wreck of The Str. Clara Nevada, formerly the coast and geodetic .-urvey steamer Hassler, lies .-unk in 12 feet, of water about 100 feet from the extremity of the ledge making out 300 yards, N. 12 degrees W, from Eldred rock, Lynn canal, south east Alaska. A portion of the wreck bares two feet at low water, spring t ide*, and between it and Eldred rock there are three or four fathoms at low water. Muir glacier stretching away in the distance and a group of Indian women in the foreground, with their pots, ket tles and pans, is the picture sent out by the Pacific Coast Steamship Co., en titled, "An Alaska Christmas Dinner." The following toast is appended: "Here's to good fortune for Nineteen Naught Nine! May you always have food when the time comes to dinel May you always find gold in your prospect ing pan! May good health attend you! Yours, C. D. Dunann." The Bryan trophy, as it is familiarly known in Fairbanks, now displayed in the windows of Mendham, the jeweler, merits the admiration that has been expressed by all those who have seen it, says the Fairbanks Times. The beautiful and artistic souvenir is cer tainly all that its contributors antici pated, aud the base of it all, a tusk whose age is shown in the variegated tints that are shaded all through it, with its unique ornamentation, is the acme of the goldsmith's art, and a thing of beauty as well as of value. The end and point are tipped with plates of solid gold, embossed and chased with figures of animals whose habitat is Alaska, and the miniature, moose, dog and eagle, together with the miner's cabin surmounted with the im plements of the miner's life, gold pan, pick and shovel, helped set off the costly gift, and doubtless will be highly appreciated by Mr. Bryan. On a solid gold plate filling a considerable space in front of the tusk is this inscription: "Presented to William Jennings Bryan, Alaska's choice for President of the United States by the People of the Tanana." Altogether, it is a beautiful gift, and a most worthy one from those who admire the man, not only as the representative of a great party, but as uu American citizen as well.