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The Douglas Island News.
VOL. 12.
NO. 46
J\ (Uord About
Christmas Gifts.
What so acceptable for Xmas Gifts as some ar
ticle made by the giver, it shows patience and thought
fulness and in nearly all cases is more acceptable than
a purchased article at ten times the cost. We have a
nice assortment of Stamped and Tinted Pillow Covers,
Stamped Doylies and Center Pieces, Art Linen,
bleached or natural color, Handkerchief Linen, Bath
Robes, etc., and all of the necessary materials for
working and finishing.
B. n. Behrends Co., Inc.
K. of P.
The North Star Lodt?e, No. 2,
K. of P., meets every
at 8 o'clock,
in Odd Fellows Hall )
CHAS. A. HOPP, K. of R. AS.
Visiting Knigrhts ar<> cordially invited,
Douglas Aerie, No. 117, F. O. E.
Meets every Second and Fourth Wednesday
Night of the month at SrOOo'cIock
At the Douglas Fraternal Hall
All visiting Brothers invited -to attend.
M. S. HUDSON, W. P. |
JOHN STOFT. Secretary. !
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Qastineaux Lodge No. 124
F. & A. M.
Lodge meets second and fourth
Tuesdays of each month.
J. N. STOOD Y. Secy.
Alaska Lodge No. i, i. 0. O. F,
Meets every Wednesday evening: in Odd
Fellows Hall
Visiting: brothers always welcome.
Aurora Encampment No. I
meets at Odd Follows' hall first and third
Saturdays, at J< p. in.
Brothers of the Royal Purple are cordially
j. h. Mcdonald, c. p.
HUGH McRAE, Scribe.
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. n.
EVENING at 8 o'clock
at Odd Fellows' Hall
Visiting: Brothers Invited.
WM. JUHLIN, Sachem.
VM. H. KELLY. C. of R.
Treadwell Camp No. 14, A. B.
DAY N IGHT, at $300, at Fraternal halL
J. F. TOMPKINS, Arctic Chief.
R. McCORMICK. Arctic Recorder.
Harry C DeVighne, M. D.
3rd and D Street
Office Hours i to 5 and 7 to 9 p. m.
'Phone 401
W. E. Stoft, D. D. S.
OFFICE: Over Douglas City Meat Market
HOURS: Sa.m. to 12 m., 1 p.m to 5 p. m
Evenings by appointment
Phone 3-S - DOUGLAS
G F. Montgomery, M. D. !
The Northland
The Latest News, from Reliable
Sources, Concerning the Great
North, Condensed.
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Information for Everybody.
Gastineau channel has a boom town.
The cable service went to the bad
last Saturday.
It is time for the fall crop of new
discoveries in the Far North.
The Skagway jeweler Kirmse has
bought the jewelry store of Kern.
The Seward Gateway say9 that Gov.
Clark is "making good" in his official
The Ketchikan Miner says that the
candidates for carnival queen are run
ning neck and neck.
A seam of coal, 22 feet wide, of high
quality, has been discovered at Selkirk
300 feet from the river.
John Frame, who for a long time has
set in the seat of the scornful, has been
made a judge at Cordova.
The whoopiug cough is spreading
with great rapidity among the children
of Fairbanks, but in a mild form.
Tne Skagway Alaskau is hitting the
mail order houses some telling blows.
The paper will get its reward ? in
Natives on Attu island are said to be
in a destitute coudition because of the
scarcity of fur bearing animals this j
The building of the $40,000 governor's
mansion at Juneau has beea delayed
mauy months by a hitch iu the pur- j
chase of the site.
The Westward papers say that wide
open gambling is carried on at Tiekel,
only the perfesh took a recess the day
Marshal Sullivan wa9 there.
Ships that go down to the States in
the fall of tho year loaded with millions
of gold and millions of fish, also carry
a good many cannery hands.
L. P. Shackleford, national commit
teeman of the republican party for the ?
district of Alaska, has returned from a
tour of the territory to his home at Ju
An average sample taken across the
21-inch vein on Crow creek, Kenai penn
insula, gives the extraordinary return
of ?1,292 per ton, says a report from
that section.
A. R. O'Brien, editor of the Juneau
Daily Record, and Mrs. Margaret II.
McLellan were married la9t Wednes
day night and have gone to California
on a wedding trip.
Twenty blocks of new walk have been
built for those who are going to walk
out to practice on. The Star says, those
of us who are left here will out for deal
and settle down for the winter.
Until Oct. 25, 1910
"Everybody's Magazine"
Make it possible for me to offer YOU
Magazine Bargains that are to all ray
previous offers as
No. 18.
Everybody's $1.50) (All for j
McClure 1.50 f- )
Woman's Home Com. . 1.50 ) / $2.85
No. 19.
Delineator $1.00 ) (All for
McClure 1.50 - -j
Woman's Home Com.. 150) ( $2.55
' $4.00 "
No. 20.
Delineator $1.00 / \
Everybody's 1.50) (All for
McClure 1.50 j \ $3.50
Woman's Homo Com . 1 50 f "j
The above are only THREE out of 22 Specials I
huve for you. Come Early and avoid the
Christmas Rush. Yours for Business.
George Woodruff, who has been a
customs inspector at Eagle and Forty
Mile for the past year, arrived in Skag
way Mouday night and will be identi
fied with the customs service at this I
port. ? Alaskan.
The building of the Copper River &,
Northwestern railroad has enabled j
miners to got supplies and machinery
much more cheaply and has greatly
stimulated the work of opening up
claims in that section.
According to an official announce- i
ment made last Wednesday Charlie
Joynt, receiver for the Tanana Electric ,
company, lias been appointed general
manager of the Tanana Valley railroad , I
to succeed Mr. Tyson, who has gone
outside. ? Fairbanks Citizen.
Bishop Rowe, who has Hpent a sum
mer of terrible hardship and privation
riding up and down the Yukon river in
a gasolene boat, is spending a few days
iu Seattle with his family before leav
ing for Cincinnati, where he will attend
the general convention of his church.
Speaking his piece at the Valdez
reception Saturday night Gov. Clark
got his wires crossed. As this may
have been duo to getting the ingre j
dients of inspiration mixed at a variety
of sampling works he should not be
abused for mistakes of identity.? Val- !
dez Prospector.
11. E. Barrackman will be a passen
ger south on the Dolphin tonight. Mr.
Barrackman has been in the customs
service in this city duriDg the summer
and is now returning to Chicago, where j
he will re enter the Chicago college of
dental surgery. Harry has one more
year and he will be a full fledged DDS.
? Skagway Alaskan.
A passenger agent of one of the steam- !
ship lines operating in Alaska has re
ceived so raauy letters from mothers
seeking trace of sons who have left
home to win a fortune in Alaska that
he has hung the following sign in his
office: "Remember this country has
too many old mothers waiting at the
gates for letters that rarely come.
Write to her."
The Wrangell Sentinel, always ready
to boom anything in that part of the |
country that looks like a gold mine,
says: ? A report comes down from the
Iskut where Frank Coulter and his
partners are prospecting, that they have
discovered a big lead of free milliuK
gold ore. Fine gold appears on all the
bars below the oanyon, so miners have
always contended that there was a
ledge of precious ore somewhere in the
canyon or a short distance above it
and the probabilities are? details are
lacking ? that the prospectors have
found the source or ledge. A party
consisting of Wm. Lewis, W. Fletcher,
Oscar Casheetc and Joe Jackson left
for the Iskut yesterday morning. They
intend to investigate several rumored
fluds of ore made by natives, and do
some prospeoting besides, expeoting to
be away until the olose of navigation.
Earlier in the week a party of prospeot
ors arrived up on one of the steamers,
and buying a river boat here when up
the river headed, they reported, for the
? % O'Connor
ttlbolesale and Retail
Dealer in
The Dew steamship Adelaide, of the
Canadian Pacific Railway company,
that has beeu building on the Clyde,
England, is complete and ready for her ;
trip around the horn. The new Priu- j
ces6 made 18^ knots an hour oo her
trial trip. Her length is 290 feet, and
her beam is 46 feet. She has 118 state
rooms, each equipped with hot and;
cold wafer. She will be on the South
eastern Alaska run during the busy
season next summer,
John Lhote leaves tomorrow with a;
crew of ten men aud supplies for Dall
island where he will do this year's as- 1
sessment for the Dall Island company. |
This company has a group of twenty
claims of as pretty marble as auyone
ever beheld. They have all shades from
the most exquisite pink to the darkest
blue. Mr. Lhote expects to do some
core drilling on the property this fall
to prove its depth and quality. ? Miner.
Nome, Sept. 6 ? Reports from the
Kobuk country have just been received
which iudieato that the recent stam- !
pede to that district was fully justified, i
On Squirrel creek and Clery creek the
ground is reported to go 5500 to the j
box length. Both these creeks are
tributary to the Kobuk river and are;
well up in the North Arctic circle. Du
ring the past summer stories have been
brought here of the strikes made up
there and a considerable number of
the old prospectors have gone to the
A Cordova special says that William
Krohu arrived from Dan mountain, in
the Nazina basin, bringing word of the
discovery of antimony. He says he
has an outcropping from two to three
feot wide, which he has traced for 3,000
feet. He adds that the ledge carries
values of $100 to the ton in gold, has
also a trace of silver aud shows up 50 ;
per cent in antimony. Mr. Kruhn re- j
ports also that on Copper creek, a trib
utary of Dan creek, another ledge has
been found by Harry Fagenburg which
carries antimony and gold. Seven miles I
from Dan mountain is a large outcrop
ping vein of free milling quartz giviug
returns of $60 to the ton from surface
assays. Pickler Bros., at the mouth of
Rader gulch, another tributary of the |
Dan, are sluicing placer gold and have
six feet of pay dirt. The result of their
summer's work will be a good cleanup.
The Seward Gateway says: ? Major
Wilds P. Richardson, president of the
Alaska road commission, announces
that trail building will immediately
begin from the end of the Alaska
Northern railroad track, toward the
Innoka and Iditarod gold camps. From
Korn creek, the end of the line the trail
will probably follow the right-of-way :
of the railroad as far as possible.
Anton Eide will be in immediate charge
of the work. Quite a number of men
1 will be employed. When snow flies W.
L. Goodwin, superintendent for the
commission in the Nome district, will
depart from there by dog sledge for the
Iditarod. At the new gold camp he |
will gather an adequate force and start
for Seward, blazing and marking the :
most direct and feasible trail. During
the winter of 1907-8 Mr. Goodwin head
ed a reconnaissauce party which was
sent out from this town, enroute to !
Kaltag, on the Yukon. On that trip
i the route of the proposed trail was j
practically settled. 1
A8hmun Brown, Washington corres
pondent of the Seattle P.- 1, writes the
following, which Alaskans may take as
a hint of what President Taft and hie
cabinet are prepared to do to this coun
try: Although reports to the contrary
have been set afloat, it is known that
Pres. Taft has not changed his ideas in
regard to the government of Alaska,
and his cabiuet appears to be in accord
with his ideas, although the matter has
not been exhaustively discussed in
cabinet as yet. The preliminary dis
cussion of Alaska matters yesterday
and today indicate that the administra
tion will again present to congress a
bill for an appointive rather thau an
plective government for the territory.
There has been some talk of a need for
a greater centralization of government
al affairs of Alaska, predicted iu the
interview with Secretary Nagel at Seat
tle. Such centralization, however, ia
stead of meaning local self government
has to do with carrying out the sugges
tion approved by Gov. Clark for cen
tralizing authority over Alaska iu the
.department of justice. At the same
time the presideut wants to hold the
governor responsible for the couduct
of all the appoiutive officials. This, it
is argued, can best be accomplished if
the supervisory control rests iu the one
department. Neither Secretary Nagel
nor his associates seem to favor an el
ective government for Alaska, but sev
eral do favor the trausfer of authority
over the territory from Secretary Ball
inger to Attorney General Wickersham.
The Cordova North Star gives the
description of the antics of au Alaska
oil well: ? The Amalgamated Develop
ment company's well No. 2, at the head
of Katalla 9lough, has been the source
of a number of surprises of late. In
the absence of a log of this well, the
present management can only guess at
the probable location of the oil strata
which furnishes the oil and the gas
which, for years, has issued in small
leaks from between the six and eight
inch casings. This well is something
over .1,100 feet deep, with six-inch cas
ing extending to the bottom. To let
the oil into the casing, as a preliminary
to pumping, about two hundred feet
of the pipe was taken out several days
ago. The six-inch casing with the ele
vators attached had acted as a capping
for the oil, and as soon as it was started
aud for several hours thereafter oil un
der great pressure of gas pushed forth
at the rate of hundreds of barrels an
hour. A couple of days later when the
pump was put on the well commenced
flowing agaiu and had thiugs its own
way for a time, throwing oil to the top
of the derrick. Considering that this
oil was coming up through two-inch
tubing, the capacity of which was les
sened at least one-half by the sucker
rods, it was a remarkable demonstra
tion of gas pressure. A still more re
markable demonstration was had a few
days ago, when the remaining 900 feet
of six-inch casing and 900 feet of tub
ing inside of it, weighing in all about
ten tons, were forced up from the eight
inch casing, allowing the pent up gas
to escape and a thousand or more
barrels of oil. When the well went on
the last rampage it made a report so
loud that employees some distance
away thought that the boiler had ex

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