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VOL. 12.
The Douglas Island News.
NO. 45
When buying Hosiery it is to your advantage to buy the best
We can conscientiously reccommend the following lines as the best
finished, best dyed and best wearing hose obtainable at the price
Good wearing Hue ribbed cotton hose for girls, pair ? 2!>e
Splendid wearing: heavy ribbed hose for boys, pair ? 25c
Fine ribbed linen knee hose for boys and girls, pair ? 85c
The famous fay stockings for children, require no supporters 85c
Fine soft ribbed cashmers hose for boys and girls, pair ? 35c
Try a pair of our heavy wool hose forchildren, you'll find these
the best hose yon have ever tried prices according to size 45c to 7.r>c
Our cashmere hose for women are the best that can be secmted 35c, 50c and 75e
Holeproof Hosiery for women and children, box of six guaranteed to wear
six months Ladies' n box $2 and $8 Fine ribbed hose, grins', a box $2? Heavy
ribbed for boys, a box $2.
We have just placed in stoak a flue line of Cashmere, Charaois
ette, and (Jolf Gloves, in a full line of colors.
Extra heavy srolf jloves, at a pair ? ? 75c
Silk lined cashmere gloves, at a pair ? ? 75c
Chamoisette gloves, at a pair ? ? 3Bc
Fleece-lined cashmere, a pair ? ? 35c
B. n. Behrends Co., Inc.
K. of P.
The North Star Lodge, No. 2, ;
K. of P., meets every
at S o'clock.
in Odd Fellows Hall |
A. B. JEHNKb. C. C.
CH AS. A. HOPP. K. of R. & S.
fliltlnc Knights are cordially invited.
Douglas Aerie, No. 117, F. 0. E.
Meets every Second and Fourth Wednesday
Nijjht of the month at J*:00 o'clock
At the Dou&rlas Fraternal Hall
All visiting Brothers invited to attend.
>1. S. HUDSON, W. P.
JOHN STOFT. Secretary
Gastineaux Lodge No. 124
F. & A. M.
Lodj;e meets second and fourth
Tuesdays of each montc .
J. N. STOODY, Secy.
Alaska Lodge No. i, I. O. O. F,
Meets every Wednesday evening in Odd
Follows Hall
Visiting brothers always welcome.
L. W. K I LBURN , N. G.
JOHN LI VIE. Rec. Soc.
Aurora Encampment iNo. i
meets at Odd Fellows' hall first and third
Saturdays, at p.m.
Brothers of ?he Royal Purple are cordially i
j. h. Mcdonald, c. p.
HUGH McRAE, Seribe.
Northern Light Rebekah Lodge No. i
meets at Odd Fellows' hall second and fourth
Visitors are cordially invited.
Auk Tribe No. 7,
Imp. O. R. H.
EVENING at ? o'clock
at Odd Fellows' Hall
Visiting Brothers Invited.
WM. .TUHLIN, Sachem.
*M. H. KELLY, C.of R.
Treadwell Camp No. 14, A. B.
arctic krotheks meet every TUES
DA Y iN JGHT, at 8:00, at Fraternal hall.
J. F. TOMPKINS, Arctic Chief.
R. McCORMICK. Arctic Recorder.
Harry C. DeVighne, M. D.
3rd and D Street
Office Hours r to 5 and 7 to 0 p. m.
'Phone 401
W. E. Stoft, D. D. S. J
OFFICE: Over Douglas City Meat Market
HOURS: 8 a.m. to 12 m., 1 p.ra to 5 p. m
Evenings by appointment
Phone 3-8 - DOUGLAS
C. F. Montgomery, M. D.
The Northland
The Latest News, from Reliable
Sources, Concerning the Great
North, Condensed.
Information for Everybody.
The canuery at Kasaan will be re
Gov. Clark joined the Elks last week
at Juneau.
Ketchikan has a new industry; mak
ing oil out of fish livers.
First-class potatoes sell at $0 per 100 |
pounds at Iditarod City.
"Let us mine our own coal," is the
war cry of the Seward Gateway.
Four lunatics, all men, wore a part of
a recent export shipment from Dawson.
It is said that a plan is afoot to turn
Alaska over to the department of jus
Second Mate Ernest Blythc, of the
steamer Selkirk, was drowned last
mouth in the Hootalinqua.
The United States assay office at Se
attle shows receipts of $220,568 from
the Iditarod district to date.
A mule has come to make his home
at Ketchikan, aud the Miner greets him
with a brotherly "hee-haw."
John Stedman of Ketchikan has gone
to New York to raise capital for a bus
iness project in his home town.
The fall exodus is on from the Inter
ior. The Upper Yukon river boats are
crowded, many sleeping standing.
At Fort Seward they are issuing one
"silencer" to each compauy. In most
places they have one in every house
The Ketchikanders have caught a lot
of lish the past summer, which fact
they are celebrating by racing the fish
The contractor who is'putting up the
buildings of the Sheldon Jackson
School at Sitka is Mr. M. Arvesen, of
L. L.Bales, who poses as a mighty
Alaska hunter and pathfinder, has been
pinched at Seattle for not supporting
his wife.
Haines has contributed two soldiers
charged with selling liquor to Indians,
to the collection awaiting trial at the
Juneau jail.
The mammoth power plant of the
Northern Light Power & Coal company
at Dawson has been completed at a cost
of ?2,000,000.
The Skagway Alaskan says that
Douglas has a hold-up artist. The Al
askan is off; or, had better put it a
knock-down artist.
The Iditarod Pioneer claims that as
the frosts of winter draw near the
chime of wedding bells in that city is
just one continuous chime. ' - l
P. -I., Examiner, Chronicle, Star,
Times and Oregonian
We also cany the
Leading Periodicals & Magazines
Our line of
Cigars and Tobaccos
Is the most complete in Alaska
Our Candies are Always Fresh!
We carry a full line of Fruit!
(During1 the fruit season)
All the LATEST $1.50 BOOKS!
Crepe, Tissue and Shelf Paper
The Katies of Ketchikan are backing
a "Green Diamond Carnival," for the
benefit of the local hospital.
According to the Empire a wide
awake investor in Prince Rupert realty
cleaned up 840,000 in fifteen months, he
haviug SI, 500 to b^giu with.
Four men have now been arrested for ;
the robbery of S14, 345 from the sluice
boxes of the Pioneer Mining Company
at Nome. Two have confessed.
Thomas Buckley, a moss boy on the ;
City of Seattle attempted to steal
?30,000 in gold from the purser's room,
lie was arrested when the ship reached
Charles E. Edgar, an ex-soldier, lan
guishes in the federal jail at Juneau
awaiting trial for trying the highway
robbery business in Skagway. And all
he got was fifteen cents.
The American Mining Congress, in i
session at .bos Angeles last, week, pass
ed a resolution declaring that Alaska
should have home rule and down east
ers should keep their noses out.
City Magistrate Frank Hart, of Cor
dova, husband of Mrs. Mary Hart, who
had charge of the Alaska women's ex
hibits at the St. Louis and A.-i'. P.
world's fairs, died Sept. 10th.
John P. Lamb, for many years a
trusted employee of the NortJjF Colum
bia Gold iMiuing Company/at Di^cov
ery, B. C., has confessed to the theft
of over ?1,000 worth of nuggets.
E. M. Barnes, au attorney who has
served a term in the federal jail at Ju
neau for sending obscene matter
through the mail, has been released, lie
will apply for re admission to the bar.
Here are names for you. A dispatch
from Seward says: Cofl'ee aud Keller
report the discovery of good diggings
on the Nakochna, a tributary of the
Kichatna, which flows into the Squout
na river.
Tom Matquam, au attorney known
all over Alaska, was married at Fair
banks to Mrs. Iowa V. Allmon. Rev.
Condit pertormed the ceremony. John
W.Troy aud Judge Louis K. Pratt
Six ships of the U. S. coast and geo
detic survey have spent the past sum
mer in Alaska waters. It is believed
that the new map, which will be issued
this winter, will be a marked improve
ment on any previous publications.
After the settlement of all differen
ces between the owners and the under- '
writers of the steamship Yucatan she
will go to the Willamette Iron Works
at Portland to be repaired. The Yuca- J
tan was wrecked last winter in Icy i
On August 21st, Rear Admiral John 1
A. Rodgers of the United States navy, ;
visited Iditarod City, still prosecuting
the mournful search for his missing
son, Alex C. Rodgers, who is generally
believed to have drowned in the Tana- !
ua river near Salchaket last August,
while journeying from Valdez to Fair
banks. Vague rumors afterwards heard
respecting the young man's appearance
in this part of the country are believed
to be responsible for Admiral Rodgers' j
visit. ? Pioneer.
. 1. O'Connor
Olbolesale and Retail
Dealer in
Several of the big game hunters who
left here from six week9 to two months j
ago for the hannts of the moose, cari
bou and mountain sheep, Imve returned
only to be confronted with the knowl
edge that they cannot take from the,
country heads of moose killed by them
says the Whitehorse Star. Truly it id
a miserable state of affairs that per- i
mitt* of taking a hunter's money, 8100
for a license, and deprives him of the
trophies of the hunt.
The underwriters in England having
considered the bids for repairing the
steamer Princess May, on accouut of i
injuries received in stranding on Aug. ?
5 on Sentinel island, to be excessive
the steamer has been ordered from the
ways. Seven bids were submitted,
tanging from $85,000 by the British
Columbia Marine railway, to ?131,200,
by the Hall Bros., of Seattle. Later re
ports have it that the job has been let
to the British firm.
It has often been asked how the
mountains, bays, rivers etc, get t-nch
odd names. The following item from ,
the Haines Pioneer Press may explain
how it is done: Wednesday morning a
party composed of Lieutenant Michae- 1
lis, Sergt. Baily, Corporals Trammel
and Brown, and Private Bishop left the
post and going across the canal from
Haines climbed the high peak opposite
town and planted the stars and stripes
on the apex, naming it Alt. MichaeJis.
Final estimates of the gold output
from the Fairbanks district this year
place the same in the neighborhood of
$G, 000, 000. Last year over, ten million
dollars in yellow dust passed through |
the hands of the local banks, but the
output figures for tbis season will fall ;
far below the banner mark set in 1909.
Estimates placing the probable output
of the camp at $7,000,000 or eveu $8,000,
000 were freely made eailier iu the sea
son. This was due to the fact that at
the beginuiug of the sluicing season
for 1910 the output was well ahead of
that of the year before, owing to the
desire of many operators ou the creeks
to join the stampede to the Iditerod. !
Later, however, the output fell far be- '
low that of the year preceding and has
continued to remain behind until re- i
cent rains gave an added impetus to
increase i he output. As mauy of the :
best creeks in the Fairbanks district 1
seem to be almost worked out, the out- 1
put next year promises to be much
below eveu that of this year, unless,
indeed, tho hour has nearly been struck !
when our quartz mines shall be yield
ing their gold iu very earnest and not
osly in imagination.? Fairbanks Citi- ;
Alaska Gold Remains Here
It has often been remarked that the
City of Seattle is Alaska built. The i
following from the Seattle Post-Intel
ligencer tells something of the part
played by Alaska gold in the building j
of the Spirit City:
It is a remarkable fact that during
the twelve years since the United States
assay office was established in this oity
55 per cent of all the gold dust and bar
gold purchased by it has been paid for j
in coin. Only 45 per cent haa been paid ,
for in drafts on New York or on gov
ernment depositories elsewhere. The
sellers have in all cases the option of
taking coin or drafts. As will be seen,
the majority of them have taken coin.
The amount of gold, mostly from Al
aska, which has been purchased by the
assay office since it was established in
this city has been in excess of one hun
dred millions of dollars. Therefore in
excess of fifty-five millions of dollars
Las been paid out in gold coin in this
city for the gold purchased.
The significance of these figures lies
i:i the fact that, if it were intended that
the proceeds of the sale of gold were to
go elsewheie, the sellers would take
drafts instead of coin. When they have
taken coin it is because it is intended
to use the money locally. In other
words, during the past twelve years
fifty-five million dollars of the gold
taken out of Alaska, or its equivalent,
has gone directly into circulation in
the city of Seattle. It has gone in part
toward paying the bills for the goods
which Seattle annually sells to Alaska,
and in part for permaueut investments
here by those who have realized for
tunes iu the North. These investments
are represented by some of the hand
somest and most, expensive business
blocks in this city, and by other invest
ments in almost every direction.
It is noted that within the pafct six
weeks alone the assay office has paid
out, for Alaska gold, minted gold coin
to the value of nearly $2,000,000. all of
which is in the banks or in circulation
in this city. Alaska gold has furnished
a great part of the capital upon which
this city has expanded in the past
Barrow and Wain wright
Recent letters from the Eskimo
school children of the far north, re
ceived by iMr. John Kilbuck, report a
successful whaling season this spring.
At Barrow fifteen whales were taken;
six by the whaling station operated by
the Liebes Compauy of San Francisco
and the balance were distributed among
the natives. Five whales were taken
by Takpuk's men; Takpuk, an Eskimo,
puts out about five crews every year ?
and he is the mau who had about 88,000
worth of stores brought to him by the
schooner Volante, from Seattle. One
small whale was taken at Wainwright,
and several at Icy Cape.
The Pre&byterian Mission dwelling
and church, which were totally burned
last April, are being rebuilt, the mater
ial having been safely landed. The
natives are doing the work under the
supervision of the missionary, Dr. H.R.
The natives at Wain wright are deriv
ing considerable revenue by mining
coal and selling it to the government
schools at Wainwright, Icy Cape and
Bar row, also to private parties at Bar
The reports from the various domes
tic reindeer herds along the shores of
the Arctic ocean show that they are in
a healthy and prosperous condition.
The fawning season was favored with
good weather, so a large percent of the
fawns lived.

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