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The Douglas Island News.
VOL. 12. ^ January Stock Reducing Sale % Just a few samples of the bargains we are giving: ?: $12.50 Coat of Scotch Tweed ^ ^2 r now v y*5'* ^ ^ Our $20.00 "Wooltex" Coats of pn 3 Colored and Black Broadcloths ^ ^ $25 We have an excellent line of ^ ^ ^ Ladies' Coats for lU.^O ^ ^ Black and Colored Broadcloth ^ $35.00 Coats now ^ $25 Suits in Reds, Blues, Black ^ and Fancy, now E FREE, with any of the above Coats or :2 ?T Suits, your choice of any of our Ladies Hats 2 I B. H. Behrends Co., Inc. | E 'Phone 5 JUNEAU. ALASKA i LODGE DIRECTORY. K. of P. The North Star Lodge, No. 2, K. of P., meets every THURSDAY EVENING at S o'clock, in Odd Fellows Hnll L. S. FERRIS. C. C. CHAS.A. HUPP. K. of R. AS. Visiting Knijrhts are cordially iuviteu, Douglas Aerie, No. ii?? F? 0. E. MEETS EVERY WEDNESDAY .NIGHT At 8:30 O'clock At the Douglas Fraternal Hall All visiting Brothers invited to attend. A. G. JOHNSON. W. P. JOHN STOFT. Secretary. Gasli.iernx Lodge No. 124 F. & A. M. ^ &:?( u .0. <? Oi'i* foil! i h Ti?. * *."> n'f a 1 n?o.ivl. 1 w .f. w. m. . >. s;<)01>\\ Secy. Alaska Ledge No. i, I. 0. O. F, Meets every Wednesday evening Odd Fellow s Hull Visiting brothers alwa>s welcome. J. M. McDONALD, N. G. JOHN LI VIE. Ree. Sec. Aurora Encampment No. i m??ets at Odd Fellows' hall first and third Saturdays, at 8 p. tn. Brothers <>f the Royal Purple are cordially invited. P. W. TAYLOR. C. P. P. KKOWN. Scribe. Northern Light Rebekah Lodge No. i meets at Odd Fellows' hall second and fourth Saturday*. Visitors are cordially invited. .MRS. ANN A KNUTSON.N.G. j MRS. GERTRUDE LAUGHLIN. Sec'y. Auk Tribe No. 7, Imp. 0. R. H. MEETS EVERY MONDAY EVENING nt S o'clock at Odd Fellows' Hall Visiting Brothers Invited. M. J. KELLY. Sachem. Ji M. H. KELLY. C. of K. Tread well Camp No. 14, A. B. ARCTIC BROTHERS MEET EVERY TUES DAY NISHTvat $n)0, at Fraternal halL A. T. NELSON, Arctic Chief. R. McCORMICK. Arctic Recorder. PROFESSIONAL Harry C DeVighne, M. D. GENERAL PRACTICE OFFICE 3rd and D Streei Office Hours 1 to 5 and 7 to 9 p. m. 'Phytic 401 G. Cuthbert Mau!e, D. D. S. DENTIST Office, D Street Over Riedi's Bakery 'Phone, Douglas S hofrs: j 9 a. m. to 6 p. m. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. W. E. Stoft, D. D* S? DENTIST OFFICE: 0*er Douglas City Meat Market HOURS: 8 a.m. to 12 m., 1 p.m to 5 p. m ami 7 p. m. to & p. m. Phoua 1-e - DOUGLAS The Northland The Latest News, from Reliable .Sources, Concerning the Great North, Condensed. information for Everybody. The dog poisouer is still working at Whitehorse. The Skagway Alaskan has decided to sell its cash register. * The Pioneer Press contends that Haines is the place for the crazy house. Attorney Cobb, of J uueau, has been reinstated aud may now practice iu the courts of Alaska. Thomas Kendrick, a section man, was k;lled Saturday by a rotary ou the White Pass railroad. Valdez citizens will call a convention to protest against the Beveridge plan of governing Alaska. C. S. Burch and Thumas Ingerhain aie experimenting with an ice automo bile on Lake Benuett. Of them that weut down to tho sea in 9hips last year, there was only one life lost for every 1,440,000. Additional appropriations for Mie ex tension of the signal corps service in Alaska have been refused by congress. The Skagway Alaskau finds comfort In the fact that the ground hog did not see his shadow in that viciuity on the secoud. As an addition to the work of the j census takers of Southeastern Alaska, a record of the arrivals will be kept un til May loth. The Skagway Alaskan man contends that be saw a bird sitting on a fence and that therefore spring has come. He is not just sure what kind of a bird it was. Secretary of the Interior 13allinger says that Alaska is a prize package to the United States and that the vast re sources of the country are as yet un derestimated. At the suggestion of Secretary of the Interior Ballinger, a bill has been in troduced in congress providing au ap propriation to build an asylum for the insane in Alaska. A government official and another man attempted to jump the oall grounds at Ketchikan. They were re pulsed by angry citizens. The national game is popular in the Gate City. The Wrangell Sentinel avers that the | bodies of two men were left in a warehouse in that town for two nights at the mercy of the rats. The Sentiuel blames it all on Court Commissioner Snyder. From Sitka comes the report of a big strike on the Jumbo claims nearChich agoff. A six-foot vein has been discov ered which assays high in free gold. J. T. Bauer, of the U. S. signal corps, is the principal owner. t *** *** ?f WE ARE ? I DOUGLAS AGENTS I J FOR ! ? 'fr I +: P. -I., Examiner, Chronicle, Star, 4 <6 4* ? Times and Oregonian '? i i We also carry the ? ; Leading Periodicals & Magazines ? ? For NICE TABLETS and FINE WRITING PAPER WE ARE IT! ! ? 4c Our line uf * J Cigars and Tobaccos Is the most complete in Alaska *?? * Our Candies are Always Fresh! 5 | We carry a full line of Fruit! | - ? v JL? (During the fruit season) rfr ji All the LATEST Sl.oO BOOKS i J Crepe, Tissue and Sholf Paper DOUGLAS B DEPOT 4 A 4$ Crepe, Tissue and Sholf Paper ^ ? * The steamer Leelanaw has been pur chased by the Alaska Steamship com pany from R. Dunsmuir Sc Sous for the Seattle Nome trade. The' price paid was ?SO.OOO. Delegate Wickersham has introduced a bill in congress creating a coal reser vation of 15,000 acres in Alaska, the coal to be used for the benetit of the United States navy. II. IS. LeFevre has been removed as J. S. commissioner at Skagway, and Martin Conway appointed as his suc cessor. This was doue at the request of Judge Thomas Lyons. Godfrey Chealander, who got his start in the Windy City of the North, and was afterwards called the father of the A.-Y.-P. exposition, now has am bition to become a member of the city council at Seattle. The steamer Kentucky, enroute from New York to Seattle, sank Feb. 4th, when 240 miles east of Cape Hatteras. C'apt. Moore and a crew of 4G men were taken off In safety by the Alamo. The Kentucky was recently purchased by the Alaska Coast, company for the Alaska run. A Ketchikau citizen has a post card which the Miner says is a curiosity. The card was made of aluminum and was sent to JJerschel island. The ex- 1 treme cold in the far North crystal/zed the aluminum until two thirds of it is iu powder ? only the postmark retain ing its original form. The steamer Farallou, of the Alaska Steamship company, Capt. Hunter in command, was wrecked ou a reef near Iliamna bay ou Jauuaiy 5. Her pas gers and crew reached shore without a life being lost. On Jan. 7th, the second mate and four sailors started for Kodiak in a small boat and have not been heard from since. From the howl in the article on lu diau testimony in the Juueau Daily Record, one can almost see the sub- i I scriber rubbing bis toes. Wblle the native perjures himself on the witness stpnd like some white men, we know the United States commissioners and marshals of Southeastern Alaska well | enough to know that "no poor home less and unfortuuate white mau" is in the toils of the law without cause. ? Sitka Thlinget. It is a long drop for the city of Daw son, which was once tho center of the gold excitement of the North, but now the board of trade is workiug to divert a liit'e of the Iditarod travel that way. The > >awson News presents its claims : as follows: "Dawson is the only safe i end eane route to the Iditarod. Trav elers from the South can come by the iuland sea to Skagway, cross the pas3 in a day by railway, and then come by small boat or steamer to Dawson, and continue the same way to the mouth of the Innoka, which virtually lands them r ? the Iditarod. This fact is easily ap preciated here, but with the thousands of prospective stampedere outside it may be little known, and those who do know may yield to the sophistry of transportation agents and try any old ; route but the right one." i (Uboiesale and Retail Dealer in Stroller White, of the Whitehorse Star, is reported at Puyallup, Wash., a*id the only wetness he complains of falls from heaven. Alaska is the last great body of natural resources left to the citizens of the United States. A great political fight is being waged around it; it is un immensely rich territory and is coveted by big financiers. Senators, represen tatives, governors are being dragged into the scandal of its possible spolia tion. What is Alaska? It really never i has been interpreted so that all of us i could grasp its full and immense meaning. There is only one writer who pan "do" Alaska in this way. That writer is Rex Beach, who is now pre pa< ing for Hampton's a seiies of extra ov-'ioary articles on the territory. Th> y will begin in an eaiJy issue and wi:l 'lesciibe the exact conditions in our northernmost province today. ? JJampton's Magazine. A lettei received in this city from an old-time miner and prospector of the Fairbanks country, gives a very iiu f.-.vorable description of the new Jdita rod diggings, says the Seattle P.- 1. The 1 et te r, under date of December *29, is written by George A. Kendall, and says, in part: "I hear there is quite a stam pede fever in Seattle fur the new dig ging ? Iditarod. It is the usual steam boat fake. Men who left heie last fall for that, country are returning here every day. One man wanted to bring a sample of the dust, and could find only about 82.50 worth in the whole Iditarod camp and this the prospectorjwould not part with. They have a few colors, just as in most parts of Alaska. The whole country is staked. Under one of Judge VVickersham's decision the number of claims a man may stake is limited ou'y by the length of his legs or the number of stakes he is able to put up. Of course, if he stakes more than he can handle, he is liable to lose some, but most people are chary < if lawsuits and pass the stakes by." A n Alaska Free Information and Publicity bureau will be established with headquarters at Seattle. The purpose of the orgauizatlou is to fur nish free information of every descrip tion pertaining to Alaska; to maintain a camprehensive exhibit of Alaska's in dustries and resources, and to advertise Alaska geneially by furnishing news- j papers, magazines and trade journals with reliable data and facts, in the 1 form of live news stories, concerning the mining, agricultural and commer cial resources and possibilities of the territory. The bureau is to be main tained by subscriptions from the or ganized commercial bodies of Alaska, by contributions from the transporta tion companies operating in Alaska, and such other subscriptions as may be offered. The business of the bureau | will be conducted by a temporary man- i ager who will act until such time as authorized representatives of the com mercial bodies of Alaska may meet and perfect a permanent organization , by the election of officers and the ap- j pointment of executive heads of de partments. A. W. Rockford, formerly editor of the Valdez News, is in charge of the business of the bureau. Looking Forward Scene I ? Juneau. Date, Oct. 15, 1010. Alaska appointive Council in session. Member from New York (formerly Tom Piatt's stable boy) speaking: "Gentlemen: I am deeply interested in the heroic and haidy pioneers who left home and friends and Molly and the baby to come up here to this land of snow and cold, and who by their sturdy, honest and capable foil have opened in Alaska such rich restricts as Ihe Klondike and built in Alaska such beautiful cities as Dawson and Juneau. (Applause from Rhode Island member, formerly butler in the Aldrich chateau.) 1 have been in Alaska nearly a week, thoroughly considering the needs, hopes, desires and best interests of the heroic heroes who built these moun tains and opened the way for Ihe brains of we eastern statesmen to guide and direct, I have arrived at Ihe conclusion that what Alaska needs is a pickle i'ac^ tory." (Sensation.) "I find that the propagation of rutabaga has been neg lected. My God! gentlemen, can we stand idly by with our hands m our pockets for a moment, when congress has directed us to put them in the pockets of the sturdy, hardy, heroic miner and fisbeiman whom our smiling president lores so well? We cauuot. What will Payne think of us, and De pew and Joseph Cannon?" (Tears from the West Virginia member, erstwhile an Elkins chauffeur.) Alaska mernbei ? "May I ask the gentleman a question?" (Consterna tion among eastern members.) "No, teir! I.'s against, the rules of the house which Joseph Cannon so con siderately framed for our government. Phis ignoiacce of the Alaska member is so appalling lhat ' must ask for an immediate adjournment. The clerk from Maine, assisted l>y the assistant clerk from Vermont will draw warrants for ?7,500 payable to each of the east ern members and $25 to the ignor amuses from Alaska for this day's work in the interest of the sturdy aud heroic pioneers. ? Ketchikan Miner. Why Run Risks? A Canadian autnor wrote an anthem for a recent celebration iu Toronto. Toward the end of the exercises when the people were going out a few at a time the author rushed to the conduc tor and said: "Is it over?" "Practically." "But, great Scott, man, they haveu't sung my anthem!" "Weil," said the conductor, "so loug as the people are going out peacefully and quietly, why sing it at all?"? Ex. "Sir, I wish to make your daughter my wife!" The old man hesitated. "Hadn't you better see her mother first?" he asked, gently, after thinking a moment. "I've seen her mother, and it doesn't make any difference ? I'm willing to take the chances!"? Puck. "1 think every town in Alaska has a smaller population now than it had five years ago, except Cordova, per haps, and the town of Haines Mission." ? Major Richardson before senate com-, mittee.