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YOUR XMAS SELECTION To assist yon to make your Christmas gifts we would suggest any of the following articles. We have lots of others to choose from and will hold any article until you are ready for it. CAD HIM Cigar Box, Tie Rack, Military Brush Set, Bath Robe, 1 VH Illiil Smoking Set, Paper Cutter, Silver Match Safe, Um brella, Collar and Cuff Box, Tobacco Jar. CAD HCD Set of Furs, Leather Handbag, Silk Waist, Umbrella, run licit pine Handkerchief, Manicure Set, Silver Embroidery Scissors, Siik Kimonn, Kid Gloves, Head Scarf, Sweater, Silk Hose. PHI? THF f H1I nUCX A*r P?P Gun, Doll, Doll Carriage, TV!! 1I1L villX<l/I\Lli Water Pistol, Games, Bureaus, Chairs, Japanese Blow Toys, Mechanical Toys, Target Outfit, Pianos, Bugles, Swords, Spelliug Board, Sewing Machines, Typewriter, Tops, Dishes, Doll Beds, Banks, Skipping Ropes. FflR RARV Rattles, Rubber Dolls, Blocks, Large Rubber Ball, 1 l/I\ Drill 1 Animals, Noah Ark, Return Balls, Cute Blankets, Coats, Hoods, Mitts. CAD HOIHP Table Linen Set, Couch Cover, Lunch Cloth, Dresser 1 UU IlUiflL Scarf, Curtains, Blankets, Comforter, Portieres, Pic tures, Electric Lamps. B. n. Behrends Co., Inc. 'Phone 5 JUNEAU, ALASKA DOLLS! DOLLS | DOLLS | 10 PER CENT i * DISCOUNT | ft ON ALL | DRESSED DOLLS! Where price is $1.00 or up \ . 1. O'Connor Ulbolesale and Retail Dealer in erclwndisc LODGE DIRECTORY. K. of P. The Noria Star Lodge, No. 2, K. of P., meets every 1 THURSDAY EVENING at S o'clock in Odd Fellows Hall A. B. JEHXKE, C. C. CHAS.A. HOPP, K. of K.&S. Fi-itiuvr Knigrht# invited. Douglas Aerie, iNo. 117* F. 0. E. Meets every Second and Fourth Wednesday Night of the month at 8:00 o'clock At the Douglas Fraternal Hall All visiting Brothers invited to attend. M. S. HUDSON, W. P. JOHN STOFT. Secretary. Gastineaux Lodge No. 124 F. & A. M. Lods^? meets second und fourth Tuesdays of each montL. WM. STUBBINS, W. M. J. N. STOODY. Secy. Alaska Lodge No. I, 1. O. O. F, Meets every Wednesday evening in Odd Fellows Hall V:siti:i2 brothers always welcome. L. W. KILBURX, N. G. JOHN LIYIE, Kee. Sec. Aurora Encampment No. i meets at Odd Fellows' hall first and third Saturdays, at 8 p.m. Brothers of the Koyai Purple are cordially invited. J. H. McDONA LD, C. P. HUGH McRAE, Scribe. Northern Light Rebekah Lodge No. i meets at Odd Fellows' hall second and fourth Saturdays. Yisitors are cordially invited. MRS. MARY RUSSELL. N. G. Auk Tribe No. 7, Imp. 0. R. H. MEETS EVERY MONDAY EVENING at 8 o'clock nt Odd Fellows' Hall Visiting: Brothers Invited. WM. JUHLIN, Sachem. WM. H. KELLY. C. of R. Tread well Camp No. 14, A. B. ARCTIC BROTHERS MEET EVERY TUES DAY NIGHT, at 8:00, at Fraternal hall. J. F. TOMPKINS, Arctic Chief. R. McCORMICK. Arctic Recorder. PROFESSIONAL Harry C. DeVighne, M. D. GENERAL PRACTICE Office ? Third and D Streets Office Hours i to 5 and 7 to 9 p. m. 'Phone 401 W. E. Stoft, D. D. S. DENTIST OFFICE: Over Douglas City Meat Market HOURS: 8 a.m. to 12 m., 1 p.m to 5 p. m Evenings by appointment Phone 3-8 - DOUGLAS C. F. Montgomery, M. D. PHYSICIAN ? SURGEON WOMEN and VENERIAL DISEASES Albert R. Sargeant, M. D; general practice Office? Third St., Opposite O'Connor's Store Office Hours? 9 a. in. to 12 m.; 1 p. m. to 5 p. m.; 7 p. rn. to 9 p. m. Telephones? Office 5-2; Residence 5-2-2 The Northland The Latest News, from Reliable Sources, Concerning the Great North, Condensed. Information for Everybody. Alex Grillos, an old timer at Dawson, was drowued at 79 below on Bonanza. Ed Smith, chief of the Dawson fire department, is dead of Bright's disease. Walter Swan has resigned as agent for the Pacific Coast S. S. Co. at Ju neau. Two Kake Indians were drowned Thanksgiving Day. Their gasoline boat blew up. Who said Skagway's ambition was buried up there in the grave with "Soapy" Smith? ? Alaskau. Brisk travel over the Dawson trail is reported. A large portiou of the jour uey is still made on wheels. E. S. Harrisou, publisher of the Alas ka Yukou Magazine, died recently at Seattle, after a long illness. S. W. VVible, a California bauker who has large holdings on Kenai peninsula, has sold to Spokane capitalists. ? A Creole woman, supposed to be af- j flicted with leprosy, is being held on ; the government reserve near Seward. j A Fairbanks couple are celebrating ! the birth of their eleventh child. It is not strange, but their name is Russell. The starting of a stamp mill atChena wa a made the occasion for a big cele bration and au excursion was ruu from Fairbanks. The VVhitehorse Star says that the Big Thing mine at Carcross has re sumed operations which will continue indefinitely. Gold was discovered on Otter creek, a tributary of the Iditarod on Christ mas day, 1908, by VV. A. Dikeman and John Beaton. High school students at Cordova re cently debated the question, "Re- : solved? That baseball is a better game than football." Forty-one horses shipped from Cor dova to Seattle on the steamship Olympia were killed by the rolling of the ship in the heavy seas. The output of the Hot Springs dis trict this year is nearly a .half million, and the knockers are beginning to wake ? up, says the Yukon Valley News. Two customs mills, aggregating 20 stamps, will be busy crushing out gold from the quartz of the many mines ad jacent to Valdez next summer if the plans of the Chicago-Alaska Develop ment company mature. The school of mines at the University of Washington opens on January 4th and lasts three months. No examina tions are required for entrance and there are no charges except for books and materials actually used. Indians in the Mt McKinley district : are said to be on the war path. The re port states that several whites have been killed and prospectors'and miners are in danger. Dr. Cook admits he faked the North Pole story, but claims temporary in sanity. Many think he was suffering from just such an affliction when he told his Mt. McKinley story. United States Marshal H. K. Love, of the Fourth judicial division, who, it was reported, would resign his position this fall, announces that he will not hand in his resignation until next April. The steamship Northwestern, enroute from Seattle to Cordova, was wrecked on Dec. 2 near San Juan islands. The passengers were taken off in safety and there is a prospect that the ship can be saved. The Seattle chamber of commerce has . appoiuted a special committee to co operate with Gov. Clark of Ala8ka on plans and measures calculated to pro- , mote the development of Alaska's re- | sources. Four hundred thousand dollars in sight is the report on the Seward Gold company's property ou Groundhog creek, says the Gateway. This is on a basis of $200 per ton, although repeated assays show the average to run nearer $350 per ton. Dan Kennedy, who for several win ters past has conducted an indepeudeDt ! stage line between Valdez and Fair banks, has sold out to the Northern Commercial company, who will use the outfit ou its mail service between Fair banks, Hot Springs and Tanana. During the past two years Ave men who have gone to the headwaters of the Koyukuk river prospecting have disap peared, leaving no trace. It. is believed that the prospectors have met death at the bauds of Indians, who have mur dered the men for their outfits. The man who runs the Seward Gate way complains bitterly because of the lack of support. He says: "It's a good thing this writer has a small appetite, has prospected sufficiently to enable him to sleep uuder a tree, or any other old place, sells a gold mine occasion ally, and is a remittance man." The month just closed was the mild est November ever known in the his- j tory of the country, 21 below zero being the coldest registered at this place at any time in the month. It is seldom that the month of November passes without about ten days of from 40 to 50 : below weather, but in November this year there were less than half a dozen mornings when the temperature was even down to zero. ? Whitehorse Star. Seattle.? Unusual interest in the wild animals of Alaska is shown|by Eastern ers. according to the quarterly report of the local customs office. In July, August and September the number of permits issued by the customs office to bring in game speoimens exceeded that of any previous season both in num ber and variety of animals. Mountain sheep, caribou, bear and moose, con signed .both to museums and to indi viduals, are named in the majority of j the permits. ' Unknown persons placed powder, caps and fuse in a stove in the cabin of Pete Canavera, a workman at the Beat son mine at Latoucbe. When a fire was built in the stove an explosion fol lowed that wrecked the cabin and so badly injured Canavera that he will be disfigured for life. John Scharle,the Fairbanks gardener, raised 15 tone of cabbage on half an acre of ground. The heads were all of immense size, many weigbing30 pounds each. The heads were so large that j Scbarle found considerable difficulty in selling them to families, but the restaurant keepers and mine operators were eager buyers. Knik and the country contiguous? including the Mantanuska and the broad, fertile Susitna valley ? has been called the "garden spot of Alaska." Seventeen homesteads have been lo cated in this district and the settlers are putting up substantial residences, barns, etc., and preparing for agricul- 1 tural pursuits on an extensive scale. Plans are already being made for an agricultural fair to be held at Knik, September 1st, 1911. This will be the first of its kind ever held in Alaska. It may be of interest to know that a ! large amount of the spuds that are to be consumed in this section this wiuter was raised right here in Alaska ? the home of the iceworm aud the swamp mosquito. The matter has no signif icance whatever beyond the fact that we may all be living on Alaska grown btaples within the next few years, and that we can utilize our own gold dusf to pay for our own products, instead of seuding the bullion to the people of the Outside, where they merely use it for buying automobiles. ? lditarod Pioneer. There is a movement under way to have a poultry and pet stock show here j in Skagway some time in January. The j idea seems to have met with universal ; favor among the owners of thorough- j breds and it is surprising how exten sive is this list of owners of blue blooded chickens. There are enough of them alone to make the show a sue- , cess in attendance, but of course a great many outsiders will be induced i to attend. Skagway will be surprised to learn there are sixteen breeds of thor oughbred chickens in the place, not counting two varieties of the bantam family. There are three varieties of duck, three of geese and three of pigeons. ? Alaskan. That the ore of the Valdez district goes down and increases in richness with depth is assured if the Cliff mine may be taken as a standard by which to judge other properties of this vicinity, practically all of which are identical in character with that of the now famous property. The shaft now being sunk on this property has reached a depth , of more than 70 feet and the vein in the bottom of the shaft has widened to more than three feet. Not only has , the ore widened, but the ore carries ! values far in excess of those found on ; the surface, running in places to thoa- j sands of dollars per ton, and to this fact is due the steadily increasing amounts of the weekly cleanups.? Prospector. I "What seems to be needed in Alaska more than anything else," said Attorney General Wickersham, upon his arrival at St. Paul after his 6,000-mile tour of the territory, "is the placing of some power in one spot, where a general oversight may be had regarding Alaska as a whole and where regulations ap plicable to one part of the territory may be intelligently modified when they are found to be inapplicable to another part." It is to be hoped that the "one spot" referred to will not be Juneau. There are four one-spots and a joker in every deck of card?. The way Juneau plays the political game is to hold the "one spot" and throw the rest of Alaska into the discards. ? Fair banks Times. Tho Columbine recently placed a light on Midchannel rock in Valdez narrows. The light is one of the latest models adopted by the lighthouse board for this class of light. It is known as a blinker, from the fact that iustead of showing a steady light it is intermittent, giving a flash of ten sec onds duration each minute, the mech anism for producing which is driveu by clockwork. The flame is produced by acetylene gas, but unlike the older models does not produce the gas from carbide. In the place of the compli cated and daugerous mechanism of the latter, tanks of compressed acetylene gas are used. These tanks are eight inches in diameter and four feet long, six tauks being used in each light, this quantity being sufficient to last for about six months. John Rosene, president of the Alaska Midland railway, has an article in the November Columbian that is one of the best expositions of Alaska past and present that has ever beeu put in print. Not only is it historically cor rect a9 to the past and up to the pres ent day; but his irrefutable logic out lines a future that can hardly fail to materialize. While the writer treats of Alaska in its entirety and with a faith ful hand traces what exists in each particular section of the country, he has giveu no comment prejudicial to any other portion of the great territory. The following paragraph will be of par ticular interests to the people of Haines and vicinity on account of the hope which exists among us that the day is almost here when Haines will be on the map in large red letters: "From the Chilkat river in Southeastern Alaska to the upper part of the Tanana river in central Alaska for a distance of I about three huudred miles, stretches of what appears to be the greatest copper belt in the north, if not in the world. Part of this territory is iu British Col umbia and the Yukon Territory. In the Chilkat mountains exist large de posits of high grade copper glance and bornite ores, as well as rich sulphides and chalcopyrites; and in the same vi cinity also exist silver and lead ores in large quantities; and in olose proximity are to be found iron, lime and coal. At the headwaters of White river, as well as along the tributaries of the Tanana river, exist amygdaloid ores of the same character as those that have made the Michigan Peninsula famous for the production of great wealth to their owners." ? Haines Pioneer Press.