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I i ^ That the ladies of Douglas and Treadwell should ^ ^ take advantage of: 3 ^ For a few days only we will give FREE with every ^ Ladies' suit purchased your choice of any hat in the 12 ^ house. This has been our custom in the men's ^ department, but this year we are adopting the same ^ plan in our ladies' furnishing department. Our suits ^ ^ w are new and slylish, the best in the market, ranging in 3 ^ prices from $15 to $50, and remember with any suit ^ ^ you get your choice of our hats FREE of charge, 3 commencing Thursday J 7th, 9 A. M. 3 1 B. H. BEHRENDS CO., I t (INCORPORATED) > ^ E 'Phone 5 JUNEAU, ALASKA % LODGE DIRECTORY. K. of P. The North Star Lodge, No. 2, K. of P., meets every THURSDAY EVENING at 8 o'clock, in Odd Fellows Hall AUGUST ANDERSON. C. C. CHAS. A. HOPP. K. of R. <* S. V i j* 1 1 i n tr Knights are cordially invited to at tend. Oougla5 Aerie, No. 117, F. O. E. MEETS EVERY SATURDAY* NIGHT At 8:30 O'clock at Cogging* Hull. Ail visiting Brothers invited to attend. MARTIN OLSON, W. P. JOHN STOFT. Secretary. Aurora Encampment No. i meets at Odd Fellows* hall first and third Saturdays, at 8 p. in. Brothers of the Royal Purple are cordially nvited. ALEX T. NELSON. C. P. D. BROWN, Scribe. Northern Light Rebekah Lodge No. i Beets at Odd Fellows' hall second and fourth Saturdays. Visitors are cordially invited. MRS. MARY WEISS, N. G. MRS. GERTRUDE LAUOHLIN. Sec'y. Gastineaux Lodge No. 124 F. & A. M. Lodge meets second and fourth Tuesdays of each montL. JOHN H. CHRISTOE, W. M. JOHN H. DUCKWORTH. Secy Alaska Lodge No. 1, I. 0. 0. F, Meets every Wednesday evening: in Odd j Fellows Hall Visiting brothers always welcome. CARL WEISS, N. G. j L. W. KILBURN, Rec. Sec. . Auk Tribe No. 7, Imp. 0. R. H. MEETS EVERY MONDAY EVENING at 7:30 at Odd Fellows' Hall Visiting Brothers Cerdially Invited. CHAS. RUDY, Sachem. E. W. CHRISTOE, C. of R. Tread well Camp No. 14, A. B. ARCTIC BROTHERS MEET EVERY TUES DAY NIGHT, at 8:30, at their hall. M. J. O'CONNOR, Arotic Chief. JAS. McKANNA, Arctic Recorder. PROFESSIONAL. Harry C. DeVighne, M. D. GENERAL PRACTICE OFFICE 3rd and D Street Office Hours i to $ and 7 to 9 p. m. 'Phone 401 G. Cuthbert Maule, D. D. S. DENTIST OflBce, D Street Over Riedi's Bakery 'Phone, Dongla9 8 hocrs: 9 a. m. to 6 p. m. 7 p. m. to 9 p. m. W. E. Stoft, D. D. S. DENTIST OFFICE: Over Douglas City Meat Market HOURS: 8 a.m. to 12 m., 1 p.m to 5 p. m and 7 p. m. to 9 p. m. Phone 3-8 ? - DOUGLAS The Northland The Latest News, from Reliable Sources, Concerning the Great North, Condensed. ' Information for Everybody.! The Cottage City recently completed her 243d voyage to Alaska. Fifteeu thousand tons of freight were landed at Cordova last week. Crab fishing has recently become the priucipal industry at Wrangell. The Juneau school exhibit whs awarded first prize at the A.-Y.-P. fair. Charles AlcMinamiu, a Wrangell boy, has been committed to the insane asylum. Petitions for three saloou licenses at Abercronibie canyon have been liber ally signed. The torpedo fleet left the Sound this week foi^ a cruise of Southeastern Alaska waters. Three school directors aud one coun cilman are to be elected at Cordova next Saturday. Pete Monohan has taken out over $20,000 from the Tammany bench claim on Valdez creek this season. The authorities at Prince Rupert are working overtime to suppress gambling and the liquor traffic at that place. The Windy City has organized a com mercial club, with Howard Ashley as I president and E. L. Miller secretary. The 10-stann? mill being installed on Chichagof island by the Mills Company will be ready to start up by August 15th. Major McGlacklin, from the Van couver barracks, is making a tour of the interior inspecting the military posts. ? ! Schooner Malolo, which was engaged in halibut fishing out of Douglas last winter, has been libeled by Seattle ? parties. H. D. Clark, known to fame as the Skagway farmer, was recently quite severely injured by being thrown from a horse. . | 1 As the result of a catting affray at Haines, one Japanese is in the hospital in a serious condition and the other is in jail. Dawson has shut down its free soup houses, and hereafter men who are given meals will be required to work on the roads. Dr. Alonzo C. Falee, of Maiden, Mass., will attempt to penetrate further into the wilds of Alaska than ever any white man before. \ D. A. McKenzie, one of the owners of 1 the townsite of Nelson at the head of I ? Cordova bay, is now in that section ar- 1 ranging for the platting of the town site. The new town is 11 miles from Cordova. WE ARE rf 1 DOUGLAS AGENTS | 4i FOR ?#> t * J P.-l., Examiner, Chronicle, Star, J J Times and Oregonian J 3 S ? We also carry the j* | Leading Periodicals & Magazines ? 2 ? S For NICE TABLETS and | FINE WRITING PAPER ? WE ARE IT! ? ^ Our Jinc uf ? _ ? % Cigars and Tobaccos Is the most complete in AlnsUn | Our Candies, are Always Fresh! | | We carry a fall line of Fruit! | (Durinprthe fruit season) ? J All the LATEST $1.50 BOOKS! 4* Crepe, Tissue and Shelf Paper 4 $ Wf ttptt Forty-two oil claims belonging to the 1 Pacific Coal & Oil company hare been "jumped" by the Northern Oil company or its Agents in the past, few weeks. The American Museum in the inter- j est of natural history will shortly send a party to Alaska to study the Indians. , The members will make sketches, take photographs of ludian life and gather data. f It is said that a big force of men will be kept at work next winter on the Copper River & Northwestern railway, aud the road will be operated as far as Teikell river, according to present plans. / iron creek, in the Nome district, is the scene of much activity this season. Frank H. Waskey and the Golden Gate Mining Co. are employing big crews of men, and excellent results have been reported. The captaiu of the river steamer Casca captured a baby moo^e in the Yukon, but when arrested for violating the game laws set up the defense that he had plucked it from the river to save it from drowning. Sullivan and Cache creeks, in the Hot j Springs district, are expected to yield $300,000 in gold this season, but the present shortage of water may result in the total clean-up being consider ably less than this amount. A Seattle paper notes that Fred 1 Bram, one of the few men who have al ready made a success of farming in | Alaska, is visiting in that city. Mr. Bram is one of the owuere of a 25 acre ranch at Gakona, 131 miles from Valdez. Levi Chubbuck, a special agent of the department of agriculture, is in Alaska for the purpose of examining j the agricultural lands of the Copper river, Susitna and Tauana valleys, with j a view of opening the way to home steaders. The fawn which was captured near Ketchikan by passengers on the Cor win on her trip to Nome, and after wards presented to the captain of the ship as a mascot, became weary of sailor life and committed suicide by jumping into Bering sea. "Alaska has already given up maDy fortunes, but stands ready, to my mind, to give up twice as many more with development," are the words of Dr. H. S. Pritchfett, of Boston, mem ber of the U. S. lighthouse board, after making a trip to the North. The "Nifty Kid," who was confined ! in the Nome jail for fighting, recently tore a few boards from the upper story of the building, leaped to the planked street below and started on a Marathon for the tall uncut. He was overtaken by the marshal, however, and is again taking the rest cure. Three hundred Russians, many of ; whom were laboring under the impres- 1 sion that they had reached their Mecca, I or the land overflowing with pick and shovel work^ recently arrived at Nome. One hundred and fifty were seeking ad mission to that port, 50 were on their way to Fairbanks and the balance en route to the States. - I ? N CUDoIesale and Retail Dealer in Construction work on the Juneau- j Eagle river trail is progressing rapidly. A crew of about thirty men, working in the vicinity of McGinnis creek, has completed eight bridges averaging 30 , feet in length and 11 feet wide, and built several miles of corduroy road. The first. wholly elective Yukon couu- 1 cil has convened. Robert Lowe, of, Whitehorse, was elected speaker, Wil- ' lard Phelps, of Whitehorse, leads the j government, side and presents bills emanating from government sources. . The first legislation enacted was intro duced by a Conservative, and recom uieuded that six Keystone placer drills be loaned to prospectors in outlying districts, with proper safeguards,' to j encourage the opening of placer fields, j It unanimously carried. Recent arrivals at Fort Gibbon from the lower rivef bring stories of a strike on one of the tributaries of the Kusko kwim which comes into the Knskokwim 40 miles above Bethel. The river is tne ! Tuluksak, und the discovery i.? sup j posed to tie have been made 100 miles i p from i he mouth of that river. Ac cording to the story, five men recently j took out $4,500, and another is to the' effect that one man roeked out $30 a day. lu the vicinity of the strike there are, said to be about 17 men. Notwithstanding (bo fact that. coal ; land- were withdrawn from public en - 1 try by Presideut Roosfcvelt in 1906, during Iho past two or three months numerous locations have been made up iu the Carbon mountain and Stillwater -ections, fays the Katalla Herald. There are inauy good lawyers who bold j that the then president had uo author- 1 ity of law or of precedent to withdraw the lands from entry, but nevertheless he seems to have done it quite effec tually. The present location of coal lauds is said to have been done in the | belief that the JaudVj will be restored i to publio entry, or that congress will pass remedial legislation of some kind, and in the meantime the claimants will have secured prior rights? Arriving from Kodiak and other islands to the westward on the Bertha today were W. A. Gossett and son, Charley Gossett, cattle and business men of Baker City, Oregon, who have been looking over the country with a view of investing. They left on the ! Bertha for the south, but expect to re- j turn later. Mr. Gossett says the j Aleutian chain of Islaqds will, in time, be the grazing lands for the world's i market of horses, cattle and sheep. The grass is even superior to the famous : bunch grass of the West, and enough wild hay can be put up to keep the vast herds for the short time for which they will have to be fed during the winter months. ""He believes that stock can be shippedjjheaper from the islands via water ports to America, Alaska and Asia than from any part of the Western ; hemisphere; certainly much cheaper than from east of the mountains, where a rail haul is necessary. He believes that goats will prove more marketable and valuable at the present time than sheep. He has plans under way for a big farm and is now enroute outside with a view of arranging the necessary details. ? Cordova North Star. The captain and crew of the whaler Belvedere are in the custody of the federal authorities at San KVancisco, where they will be tried on the charge of murdering four Eskimo girls in the Arctic. The charge recites that the gii lt; were kidnapped for immoral pur poses aud afterwards throwu into the sea to avoid detection. iiackod by Tacoma capitalists and old-timers in the Nome country, the Surf Mining company Is now installing a plant on the shore of Bering sea, near the old cemetery, with which it is aanguinely expected a large amount of gold will be cleanedjup before the close of navigation, says the Nome Nugget. The plant which is being installed is a steam-scraping outfit. In other words, it is a large scoop which will be oper ated by pulleys. A "dead man" will be auchored at a point a considerable dis tance from the shore, aud a block will be attached to the mooring. The plant iiu- been *o devised that the scoop will work automatically, traveling out a certain distance, scooping up a load of sand, and returning it to the beach, whern it will be treated by the ordinary method ut' sluicing. One of the chief difficulties which will have to be met by the Surf Mining company lies in the fa<H t hat the upper foot or more of the sea Moor is composed of quick sand and as fast as it is scooped out by the shovel or scraper the hole will fill in again. This upper stratum carries only low values, the money lying in concen tt died form about two or three feet below the surface. It seems that Alaska is becomiug the dumping ground for foreign laborers. The St. Croix arrived with 145 Russians who hoped to secure work on the rail* road here. As the story goes, the Rus sian steamship Vaarg arrived at Nome with 300 Russians. The citizens there held a mass meetiug to keep them from being landed, but the commissioner, acting in the capacity of immigration agent, decided that each of the foreign ers had the necessary amount of money provided by law, and they were landed. One hundred and eighty Ave took pas sage on tjie St. Croix and 40 of them were landed at Seward for the railroad at that place. The purser of the steamer telegraphed to M. J. Heney of this place to see if he would employ the other 145, but received no answer. The purser took the train this morning to try and find Mr. Heney to see what could be done. In case there is no work for them, they will be taken to Seattle. Passengers on the St. Croix state that some of the Russians evi dently belonged to the army, as they still wear the uniform of Cossacks. Very few of them can speak a word of English, it is claimed, and the majority of them are evidently of the laboring class. It was also reported, but th? report could not be verified and is given for yyhat it is worth, that some of the Russians are the exiles reported in the press dispatches as having killed their Cossack guards and escaped from a penal settlement, with the intention of landing in Alaska. The pieces of army garb, it is pointed out, may have been taken from the Cossacks who were slain.? Cordova North Star.