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| January Stock Reducing Sale %
Jest a lew sam|fles of the bargains we are glvinjf: ?^a
? $12.50 Coat of Scotch Tweed w r\ ^
H now ^9*5?
^ Our $20.00 "Wooltex^ Coats of j ^
^ Colored and Black Broadcloths 2
$25 We have an excellent line of r-/> ^
? Ladies' Coats for lU.^U
Black and Colored Broadcloth
^ $35.00 Coats new
^ $25 Suits in Reds, Blues^ Black
and Fancy, now
?: FREE, with any of the above Coals or
jT: Suits, your choice of any of our Ladies Hats
I B. n. Behrends Co,, Inc. 3
^ 'Phone 5 JUNEAU, ALASKA ^
K. of R
Tlve .North Star Lodjre, Xu. 2,
?&. of P., meets every
at J> o'clock.
iuOrtil Fellows Hull
{.. S. FERRIS. C. C.
CHAS.A. HOPP, K. of R. AS.
Tlaitie;? Knights are cordiaKy invited,
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Douglas Aerie, No. 1*7^ F, 0. E?
At 8:30 O'clock
At thePoujjlas Fraternal Uull
All v isit i i??r Brothers invited to utteud.
-JTOHX SIX) FT. Secretary.
Gast* neatix Lod^e No. 124
F. <& A. M
I/odireT.iocts'Second und (fourth
Tuesdays ?f each m?utL.
J. N. STOOITY, Secy.
Alaska Lodge No. i, L 0. Q. F,
Meets every Wednesday evening in Odft
Ft'Kows Hull
Visrtingt>rothex*s -always welcome.
-J. Ii. llcDONAiLS, M. G.
JOHN LIV1E, Ros-Sec.
Aurora Encampment No. *s
meet)> at Odd Fotl?w?' ha.ll first ki?<1 third
Saturdays, at$ p.m. ?
Brothers eft the Royal "Purple nre cord-ially
xavit ed.
P. W. TiY-LOR, C. P.
?D. BROWN, Scribe.
Northern Light Rebekah Lodge No. i
sneets at Odd Fellows' hull second and fourth
5>at urdays.
Visitors are cordially invited.
Auk Tribe No. 7,
Imp. 0. R. n.
EVEN 1>K* at 8 o'clock !
-!At 02 d Fellows' Hall
Visiting Brothers Invited.
M. J. KELLY, Sachom.
WM. H. JlELLY, C. of R.
Treadvvell Camp No. 14, A. B.
DAY NKtIIX, at S:00, nt Fraternal haH.
A. T. NELSON, Arctic Chief.
R. McOORMIGK. Arctic Recorder.
Harry C DeVighne, M. D.
3rd and D Street
Oftioe Hours J to 5 and 7 to p p. nv
'Phone 401
G. Cuthbert Maule, D. D. S*
Office, D Street Over Riedrs Bakery
'Phone, Douglas S
t) a. m. to G p. m. 7 p. m. to 9p. m.
W- E. Stoft, D. D. a
OFFICE: Over Douglas? City Meat Market
HOURS: 8 a.m. to 12 m., I p.m to 5 p. m
and 7 p. m. to 9 p. m.
The Latest News, from Reliable
.Sources, Concerning the Great
North, Condensed.
Information for Everybody,
A '-Sock Social' isthe latest at>Skag
A wolf wa3 'killed recently gusto* t- j
side the limits of Ketchikan.
Tiie Ellamar copper miue has re
sumed shipments of ore to the iacocia
The .llaskau says that the people of
Skagway expect to see tke otncet al- j
Eiost any night.
The Tanana Valley railroad has
placed an order iu the East for six |
?electric motor oars.
A native lost his life tin & snow slida
uear Haiues iast week aud three -others
had narrow escapes.
James A. Moore, of Seattle, has pur
chased the "Maguosite" mines iu-Atlin.
The price was $75,00?.
Willis E. Nowell is uow agent for the
Alaska Steemsbip oempauy atJuneau,
in place of Ike Sowerby.
A quintette of Cordovaites will at i
tempt to climb Mt. McKiuley before
t-be other -fellows get there.
Au exchange teils of a schocl for |
Alaska natives which is equipped with
a bath tub. that's the stuff!
?"Alaska is chiefly concerned in the
rational aud progressive development
of its natural resources."? Gov. Clark.
"The commission idea suggested by
Beveridge is a crazy one." ? B. M. Ueh
renda, banker and merchant, of Juneau.
The people of Skagway are so good
that it is no louger necessary to hold
terms of the district court in that
At Nome a Sittle Eskimo cfaiid was
resoued from the surf by a Newfound
land dog and carried to a place of ,
The report that P. W. Soharschmid
had resigned as superintendent of the
B.Y.N. Co. is denied by that gentle-,
man himself.
A Washington dispatch says that U.
S. Attorney Grigsby has been admitted
to practice before the supreme court of
the United States.
The accumulation of snow on the
roofs of some of the buildings at Cor
dova has caused some of them to give
?way under the weight.
Philip C. Jackson died suddenly on
Jan. 16th, at Sunny Poiut, of heart
failure. He was -50 years of age. The
body was taken to Ketchikan.
The distance between Cordova and j
Xatalla may not be estimated by the
time it takes mail to go from one town j
to another. One month is the latest
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Examiner, Chronicle, Star, ?
T-imes and Oregoniar.
We also carry the
* leading Periodicals k Magazines
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| We carry a MI line of Fruit! |
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J All the LATEST ?1.50 BOOKS'!
$ Crepe, Tissue and Shelf Paper
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Charles E. Peabody, president of the
Alaska SteaEiship Co., i9 back at Seat
tle after a trip to the East. 5ie refuses
?to divulge the results of bis visit.
The Copper River &: Northwestern
railroad wiH not. make a bid for freight
until ntoct season, owiug, it is said, to
the importance oi' construction work.
Aii lewa paper says it is .gratifying t o
Alaskans to know that one-half of tire
available laud in the United States is
situated iu the territory -where 'they
?heve made their home. ,
Herbert^. M.Brown, quarto recorder,
for the Dawsou district, has been noti
fied that he will lose bis^ob ier assi&t
iug a friend >in starting a stampede t.e
the Peel river district.
A special citizens1 committ-ee of
?Dawson is .hustling .hard getting data
ito lav before the Canadian railway
?commission seek-iug a reduction of
White Pass .freight rates.
The -Beveridge bill, providing fcr a
form of government for Alaska, is now
occupying so much attention ut Wash
ington that there is danger that our
PilUpino cousins will get jealous.
And now Major Richardson aud his
alleged connection with the (Guggen
heim lobby are to be investigated.
.However, the manner in which the
Alaska road fund is expended has es
caped criticism so far.
.Manager G. G. Hazelett, of the Cor
dova Light and Power company, has re
turned from the States with a steam
power plant, which will be installed to
help out the water power which fails in
the extreme cold weather.
The new Alaska Coast Steamship
Kentucky, which upon arrival will take
the .place of the Bertha, has begun her
long voyage from the Atlautic to Puget
sound. Capt. P. S. Moore, formerly of
the Portland: is in charge. i.
.A number of parties are outfitting at
Cordova for the Iditarod. They place
no confidence in the reports .coining
from Nome and Fairbanks, but think
they are purposely false aud circulated
for the purpose of headiug off a stam
ped e.
Contractor M. J. Honey, of the Cop
per River railroad, says that it is now
certain that the road will be completed
to the Bonanza copper mines early in
the fall of this year. Prom there ex
tensions will be mado as the develop
ment of the country warrants.
Recent reports brought to Fairbanks
from the Iditarod indicate that -that !'
section is a false alarm, the pay rarely |?
running more than G cents to the pan. j
X)n the other haud a large .part of the
travel .promises to be diverted to the
Koyukuk by reports of pans found [
there running as high as &i00.
Prank Watson., .the Matanuska coal -
man, is in Chicago organizing a com I.
pauy to take over the Hatcher quartz
property, which he has an option to >
purchase for ?50,000. The property is
located on Archangel creek, iu the
Willow -oreek region, about thirty miles
from Knik. The Jedge is ten -feet in
width, can be traced for some-distance
*and -carries^ood .values an .gold. . j\
Ufeolesale ana Retail
Dealer Jit
John E. Ballaine, of Seattle, has
asked -for a lease of 3,009 acres of Alas
ka coal land. He agrees to pay the
government -55 cents a ton for nil tl*e
coal mined, lie offers to give a bond
of 8*1, COO; 000 to guarantee the -.fulfill
ment of his agreement.
Development work continues on the
Watson jfc Snow-quartz property in the
Moose pass region, near Seward. This
mousber ledge gives evidence of evolv
ing into one of the great miues of
Alaska. The ledgers over thirty feet
in width., outcrops on '-both sides and |
on top of a mountain, and averages ?
over^iP per ten across its width.
Dr. Arthur TbeakSton, member df !
the Royal Academy of Surgeons at
London, the famous frontier .physician
of the Cariboo and Yukon -camps, for a :
long time tuLniiig recorder at -Circle
City, when thousands of meu were
there, died ut Dawson Jan. 25 from a
complication of troubles, aged 72. lie
wrote the basis of the present Yukon
mining code.
A traveler -returning to "Seattle from ;
Central Alaska is exhibiting the skin .
of the rarest species of bear found in
the North. The -skin is of a medium
size, very soft fur, almost 'the color of
that of a mouutain lion, Ghcding into a
dark brown at the paws. The specie6
is known asRJrsus Phoenix. lt-:s some
thing like 7/hat aFO commonly -called |
glacier bears, but lacking the peculiar I
bluish tinge characterizing the latter.
A coffin-Shaped automobile, seating
eighteeu passengers, and. built on the
lines of some of the old-fashioned stage
coaches, has Just been completed -at ;
Tacoma by the Faweett Wagon Works
and will be operated between Valdezj
and :Fairbaciks, Alaska. 'It has a 05
horse power engine, with a cogged gear j
of special design and wheels of a<char
acter demanded by the pstremely
liard usage the. mechine is expected to
The senate has passed the Nelson bill
makiug Alaska a special lighthouse
district by itself, and is disposed to
consider favorably all the bills which,
havebeen introduced to increase the
aids to navigation iu the waters of the
territory. There is some fear, -however, ,
that when the house comes to act, it
will refuse to -make as liberal appro
priations as are asked. The house is
determined to exercise a policy of
economy at the present session, and i
territories which have no <VGtes on the ;
floor are easy victims of economical
notions; ? Eo:.
She Brooklyn Development ^com
panyhas purchased a stamp mill from
a Seattle concern and will install it
upon the company's Quarts property ki
the Willow creek country early next ,
spring. The company is now /engaged
in running tunnels on therein, opening j
ore bodies. This property was found
by two Japanese boys, who told John j
Reckonsoue, a member of DivCook'e J
original Mount McKiuley expedition, ;
of its location. <Ho located several ;
claims, deeding thevapaaese a half iu- j
terest. 1?hey sold to the ^Brooklyn De
xelQpnvantu*04r.paoyi?o.rvsS2Q/)00.-nrJElx, ?
After prospecting on Trail, Fairbanks
and Quartz creeks, in the Iditarod
country, and sinking one bole on the
first, named creek to a depth of '{35 fuel
and iluding only a few colors, Augue
Chisholm, an experienced young
miner, had concluded ?tc return to the
Tanaua country.
Steam -coai in these waters is striking
a higher price aud bunker coal at the
Vancouver island collieries now coste
$i>;50 with the coal companies not aux
ious to fill the supply at this figure, at
a vessel taking bunker coal has to stop
loading to trim ship and time at the
chutes is lost, says the Seattle P.-L.
This advance is $1 over the price a year
ago, and is stated to be a record price.
?Cargo ccal is Jlxed at;3? at tide water.
The strike of the Australian miuere
and the scarcity of fuel there ha6 been
quickly refected by conditions ou thie
side of the Pacific. San Franciscc
practically relies on Australia and Van
couver island for its fuel, aud John L.
Howard, president of the Western Fuel
company, which controls the sale of
the Dunsmuir ccal as well as its own
mines at Nanaioioon t he San Franciscc
market, has just returned to San Fran
cisco after a complete survey of the
British Columbia miues. Following
his visit to the mines, prices have gone
up, and now contracts for the supply
steamers have been refused, for the
present at least.
The Alaska "Packers1 Association last
year packed 1,338,254 eases of salmon
aud put upC,537 barrels of salt . salmon,
an increase of 177,7.7.7 cases and a de
crease of 2,798 barrels over the pack ol
1008, according to the annual report of
the association, just of? the press. The
report states that the association put
up 27 per cent cf the entire Pacific
coast salmon paok. The company's
paok was divided as fellows* Sockeyesj.
?159,949 cases: reds, *857, 232 cases; Kings,
.25,797 cases; Cohoes, l.G, 8C0 cases; pinks,
2(54,759 cases; chums, 13,(i57 cases. The
company operated fourteen eanueries
iu Alaska and three ou Puget sound.
Current repairs aud replacements
amounting to S1G8, 738.08 were made
aud new improvements and additions
to the plants cost ?123, 180.55. The
present appraised value of the com
pany's plants is placed at 84,2a7,48G.3Q;
or27,397.37 less theu last year. Twc
barks, the Star of Holland and Star dl
Greenland, were purchased during the
year at an expense of -$122,500. The as
sociation now owns .nine ships, uine
barks, one barkentiue, two -schooner?
fifty-nine steamers and launches, a
total of eighty vessels. The report
statee that six medical statious were
maintained in Alaska for the free med
ical treatment of employes and natives.
During 1909 from the .?0,320,000 red
salmon eggs taken in 1906, at the Kar
Ink 6aIinon hatchery, 30,075/300 fry
were liberated, and .45,288,000 red sal
moc eggs taken. From the 24,405,000
red ealmcn eggs taken at the Fortmanu
hatchery in *1908, 22,785,000 fry were
liberated and 52,340,000 red salmon
eggs-taken. The report stafeGB t&at the
association's profits' for the year were
$779)728.69. A dividend of $1.50 per
share -on the ? capital stock was -fa
clared, .payable.FefcmaryiiO.

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