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The Douglas Island News. DOUGLAS CITY AND TREADWELL, ALASKA WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, L909. NO. 41 I HERE IS A CHANCE I ^ That the ladies of Douglas and Treadwell should ^ ^ take advantage of: ^ ^ For a few days only we will give FREE with every =2 ^ Ladies' suit purchased your choice of any hat in the ^ house. This has been our custom in the men's -2 Zx department, but this year we are adopting the same 13 n plan in our ladies' furnishing department. Our suits ^ -w ^ are new and slylish, the best in the market, ranging in ^ ^ prices from $15 to $50, and remember with any suit ^ ^ you get your choice of our hats FREE of charge, ^ ^ commencing Thursday 17th, 9 A. M. ^ I B. H. BEH RENDS CO., f ^ . (INCORPORATED) ? 3 E 'Phone 5 JUNEAU, ALASKA J Siuiuiuiuiuiuiuiuiuiuiu^uiiuuiuiuiuiuiuiiuitiuiuiui LODGE DIRECTORY. K. of P. The North Star Lodyre, No. 2, ' K. of P., meets every THURSDAY EVENING at 8 o'clock, in Odd Fellows Hall NBLS G. JOHNSON. C. C. CHAS. A. HOPP. K. of R. Jfe S. VUltluj* Knight* are cordially inviteil to at tend. Douglas Aerie, No. 117, F. O. E. MEETS EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT At 8:30 O'clock at Cos: trins' Hall. All visiting Brothers invited to attend. MARTIN OLSON. \Y. P. JOHN STOPT. Secretary. Aurora Encampment No. l meets at Odd Pellows' hall Hrst and third Saturdays, at 8 p. in. Brothers of the Royal Purple are cordially nvited. P. W. TAYLOR. C. P. D. BROWN. Scribe. Northern Light Rebekah Lodge No. i neetsat Odd Fellows' hall second and fourth Saturday*. Visitors are cordially invited. MRS. MARY WEISS. N. G. MRS. GERTRUDE LAUGHLIN. Sec'y. Gastineaux Lodge No. 124 F. & A. M. Lodce meets second and fourth 'Tuesdays of each month. * JOHN H. CHRISTOE, W. M. JOHN H. DUCKWORTH. Secy Alaska Lodge No. i, I. 0. 0. F, Meets every Wednesday evening in Odd I Fellows Hall Visiting brothers always welcome. CARL WEISS. N. G. j L. W. KILBURN. Rec. Sec. J PROFESSIONAL. Harry C DeVighne, M. D. GENERAL PRACTICE OFFICE 3rd and D Street Office Hours i to 5 and 7 to 9 p. m. 'Phone 401 G. Cuthbcrt Maule, D. D. S. DENTIST Office, D Street Over Riedi's Bakery 'Phone, Douglas 8 hours: 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 5p.m and 7 p. m. to 9 p. m. Phone 3-S - DOUGLAS The Northland The Latest News, from Reliable Sources, Concerning the Great North. Condensed. Information for Everybody. A flreless cooker has reached Fair banks. Frank Hilder was giveu six months at Dawson for passing a worthless check. Bob Henderson and the Pelly river are again attracting attention in the North. This month promises Alaska a change of governors ? off with the old aud on with the new. The effort will be made to operate ! the Copper River & Northwestern rail : load as far as completed all winter. Much of the freight formerly shipped to the interior by way of Valdez is now ! beiug sent in over the Copper River railroad. I The Seward monument, which was to 1 have been the prime attraction of Sew i ard day at the A.-Y.-P. exposition, has gone astray. The Pioneer Press says that the finest strawberries iu the world are raised at Haines, and it's not bragging much either. By October 1st, the Alaska Central railroad will have reached the 7'2nd mile post of the 180 between Seward and the Matanuska coal field. Bearer Creek Copper Camp, ou the upper White river, is cut iu two by the boundary line being run this season be tween the Yukon Territory and Alaska. A Fairbanks attorney named J. J. Rogers, and a resident of Alaska since 1897, formerly deputy clerk of the court at Sitka, died on August 13th at Victoria, B. C. Chas. Strangeland, of the Pullman, Wash., agricultural college, has been appointed to collect the statistics on Alaska mines in connection with the census of 1910. William Quinn, a well known sports man, was found dead in his bed at I Nome. A coroner's inquest disclosed : death to have been caused by rheuma ' tism of the heart. 1 A iscow loaded with material to be used in the construction of Cape Hinchinbrook lighthouse broke away from the launches that were towing it and disappeared in the darkness. While the press of Southeastern Alaska is rent by a terrible and pitiless war, the Cordova North Star is engaged in instructing its readers as to the proper spelling of "Welsh rarebit." B. J. Shelton, the originator of the "Baby Stocking fund," is now a resi dent of Fairbanks. Little "Sunshine," the ward of the Tanana, is now an orphan, her mother also having died. ;W ? DOUGLAS AGENTS 1 5** <f WE ARE r* * * * I "if ?* FOR ij P. -I., Examiner, Chronicle, Star, J Times and Oregonian if ? - ? ~ ? -i We also carry the j f Leading Periodicals & Magazines ? <?: . * J For NICE TABLETS and j? FINE WRITING PAPER J 3 WE ARE IT! i ? ? >f- Our line uf > J Cigars and Tobaccos J Is the most complete in Alaska j ? ? ? | Our Candies are Always Fresh! J | We carry a full line of Fruit! | (During the fruit season) ^ * f > JJ All the LATEST 81.50 BOOKS! ? 4; ^ Crepe, Tissue and Shelf Paper ^ J r\Aiim nn uriirn nrnAT -i i ? IE i Ernest Rheiumutb, of Skagway, is at Seattle looking for a marathon lace. He raced the mail stage from Porcu piue to 20-mile post and beat it, going the 20 miles in 2 hoars and 20 minutes. M. L. Torsteubeu, owner of the launch N. S. of Cordova, fell into the I water about ten miles from that town and was drowned. Deceased leaves a I wife and six children, all girls, at El | lamar. John Kehoe, of the Tanana, shipped four cows to St. Michael on the bteamer ! Mackinaw. The cows gave milk en route and the crew drank it, and now Kehoe wants the company to pay him for the milk, of which he says there was 90 gallons. The north pole has been discovered by an Americau. Dr. Frederick A. Cook, of Brooklyn, reached the north pole April 21, 1908, accompanied by four Eskimos. Since that time he has been eudeavoring to return to civiliza tion. Charles Warner and Swell Carlson, laymen on No. 7, Jack Wade creek, picked up iu a pot hole on bedrock a 1 65-ouuce nugget, valued at $1,103.25. The laymen are iu great spirits over their find and will operate ou a large scale this wiuter. ? Dawson News. Falcon Joslin and other promiuent Alaskans are framing an administra tion bill for the government to guar antee the interest on 4 per cent bonds for the construction of 2,000 miles of railway. It is proposed to have the guarantee fund come from the sale of government lands iu Alaska. When George W. Perkins, the New York millionaire, returned to Seattle on the Yucatan after a trip through the waters of Southeastern and South ern Alaska, he was asked as to the probability of the Morgan syndicate ! buying the Alaska Central railroad. : He replied that the scenery of Alaska is most beautiful. Millionaires now have an ambition to discover a glacier in Alaska and give it a name. E. H. Harriman found three and named them Yale, Harvard and Harriman. George W. Perkins on his recent trip to the North found one on Knight's island, which was christened Princeton, by Miss Perkius breaking a bottle of champagne on it. Narrow escapes from death for a number of miners, great destruction to mining property and a marked change of the topography of the country in the vicinity of Grubstake creek, a tributary of the Tatlanika, caused by an unprecedented cloudburst followed by landslides, July 31, is the news brought to Fairbanks by the steamer Koyukuk. Chief Division Officer Glavis, of the General JLand Office, who has been at Katalla invistigating, is said to have stated that Secretary of the Interior Ballinger attempted to grant patents for the Alaska coal lands without an investigation. This, he says, was done at the instigation of the Guggenheims, j who, by means of fraudulent entries j by dummies, are attempting to obtain j the most valuable coal lands. I 0INM flf O'Connor Ofbolesale and Retail Dealer in General crchandise m?i j j A straight liue drawn from Fair banks to Haines, at the upper end of the inside passage, follows the valley of the Tanana river to its head near the international boundary line, and at t the other end follows the valley of the Chilcat river. Instead of running i crosswise over the mountain ranges, it I runs lengthwise behind them until the mountains remove their obstrtictive i ness by dividing accommodatingly into the ocean. As Mr. Joslin says, "Haines is the logical gateway to Fairbanks and i the Tanana valley." ? Fairbanks Times. The steam whaler Gayhead, Capt. | Wing, recently arrived at San Fran cisco, after a voyage of eighteen days from Kodiak, with 1,050 barrels of oil, ; the product of 25 whales. Three boats j were destroyed on July 28, when the Gayhead ran into a school of whales. The Hist mate, venturing too close to one of the monsters, was Hung into the air with his crew of six men by the blow of the whale's tail, and an hour later with the same crew suffered the same experience. The third mate's boat was also wreckod, but the struggling crews were all rescued. Word comes from Nome that the Russian government proposes to put a stop to tbe trading of American schoon ers with the natives on the coast of Northern Siberia. For several years past small schooners, buying their trading outfits in Seattle aud making Nome tbe home port, have visited the native villages in Northern Siberia and have built up a profitable trade in the purchase of whalebone, ivory aud furs. They are now to be driven out of the 1 trade, which is to be conserved en tirely for a company which has re J ceived a concession of the trade rights along the coast. Dawson. ? The feeliDg between the i Blind Creek Indians and the Pellys, on the upper Pelly river, has not died out. The news is brought by Captain N. B. 1 Raymond of the steamer Pauline, re ; cently down from the upper Pelly. ? The difficulty arose a year ago, when ; one Indian shot and killed another I over a matter originating in the admir- ; ation one had for a dusky maiden which the other also admired. The 1 damsel had given a pair of beaded moccasins made by her own dainty hands to the other. Then the friends of the one who was killed rose in their might and demanded from the other faction a thousand blankets as the price of the life of their friend. This did not come, and the two sides began to arm and war was imminent, when a j messenger was dispatched for the po- j lice on the Yukon. Captain Fitz Hor- j rigan was sent alone to quell the troubles, and he did so. Now, says i Captain Raymond, the Indians are abiding by the ruling of Captain Hor rigan, but the aggrieved side still is muttering. Fitz had no more army with him than Miles Standish, when he marched through the fog at Plymouth ! with his six soldiers, threatening dire disaster on every tribesman on the realm, but Fitz had the awe-inspiring aspect, and somehow those glowing dark fellows of the Pelly accepted his dictum, shrugged their shoulders and made the compact. The body of George Eccles, the wire less operator who lost his life when the Ohio was wrecked, has been recovered and shipped to Montreal for burial. A monument will be erected to his mem ory. President Taft has commuted the sentence of J. R. Bailey from 25 years to live. Bailey was convicted of mur der and sentenced to serve 25 years at McNeil's island. His victim was Robert Mcintosh. Both were Alaskans. Under the caption "Judge L>yon9 Makes Good" the Fairbanks Times says of .Judge Thomas R. Lyons, who is holding a teim of court in that city: "The manner in which the court has dispatched business during the past week has been a revelation to the law yers of the town, and, it may be added, a source of delight. It is almost a novel experience in this valley to have a court which keeps up a steady grind all day long, one which gives attorneys all the time they need or desire for the presentation of their testimony aud i arguments, and yet. keep them 'attend ing to their knitting' every minute. Another phase or the court's way of ! doing things which appeals to lawyers and laymen alike is his relentless fol lowing of the law. There is no attempt to break into the domain of the legis lature, no attempt to make laws, in stead of interpreting and applying them. Moreover there is no political by-play, no attempt to build up or tear down any particular interest. A faith ful effort, a deadly-earnest effort is made to apply the law impartially arid to follow it wherever it may lead. In an old community this fact would cause no comment, indeed, would be hardly observed; for in such commun ities that is the regular order of things. But in new regions, especially it seems in mining camps, courts frequently Beem to feel called upon to modify the law, to reshape it, to shade it off, to re fine it away, and, in some cases to ig nore it entirely. This inevitably leads to confusion worse confounded, to un certainty, doubt, fear and distrust, and this causes and provokes a large part of the litigation which burdens the people. Such a court is a mill which creates its own grist. Instead of set tling disputes and promoting peace of life and stability of property rights, it unsettles the life, business and titles of the community. On the other hand, a judge who follows the law unwaver ingly, brings calm to bis jurisdiction, is oil on the troubled waters, and spreads abroad a feeling that rights of person and property are certain, secure, inviolable. Another thing about the present incumbent of our bench which excites favorable comment is his way of deciding questions as soon as they have been presented. Except when time for further research and study is desired, he decides it immediately. There is no "hanging Are" and ques tions which require further investiga tion are studied forthwith and then im mediately disposed of. Judge Lyons has for years been in the habit of work ing efficiently and at high pressure. He still has the habit. If he continues in the pace and manner of doing busi ness with which he has started, no country need desire a better judge."