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? The Douglas Island News. DOUGLAS OfTV AVD TftEADWELL, ALASKA.. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, L911 | Next Sunday Will Be I | Easter Sunday 1 T J AVE you bought that New Suit, Coat or Hat ^ ? * * yet? If not you will find no better assortment ^ anywhere to choose from, than here, at prices that we ^ ^ know are absolutely right. :2 yy A woman who has once worn a Wooltex Suit is 3 ?r never satisfied with any other make of garment. No ^ r: other line has the style, quality of material and excel- ^2 ^ lent finish that this famous line has. Every suit guar- ^ ^ anteed all wool. ^ ^ Wooltex Suits, $25, $30.00, $35.00, $40 ^ ?E Wooltex Skirts, $10, $12.50, $13.50, $15 SH Wooltex Coats, $20, $22.50, $25.00, $30 ^2 I B. n. Behrends Co., Inc. 3 f= 'Phone 5 JUNEAU. ALASKA 3 LODGE DIRECTORY. K. of P. Tho North Star Lodjje, No. 2, K. of P.. meets every THURSDAY EVENING at 8 o'clock in Odd Fellows Hall C. M. SPOKES. C. C. CHAS.A.HOPP. K. of K. AS. 7uitins Knights invited. Douglas Aerie, No. 117* 0. E. Meets every Wednesday Evening at S o'ciock At the Douglas Fraternal Hall All visiting Brothers invited to attend. M. s. HUDSON, W. P. JOHN STOFT. Secretary. jastineaux Lodge No. 124 F. & A. M. Lodjje meets second and fourth ruesdays ??f each inonvh. I AMES CHRISTOE, W. M. J. N. STOOD 1*. Secy. Alaska Lodge No. 1, 1. 0. 0. F, Meets every Wednesday evening in <><Kt Fellows Hall Visiting brothers always welcome. B. A. W. J I' H LIN, X. G. MONTE BENSON, Rec. Sec'y. Aurora Encampment No. 1 meets at Odd Fellows' hall first and third Saturdays, at S p.m. Brothers of the Royal Purple are cordially iuvited. E. A. W. JUHLIN. C. P. J. H. MCDONALD. Scribe. Northern Li^ht Rebekah Lodge No. i meets at Odd Fellows' hail second and fourth Saturdays. Visitors are cordially invited. GERTRUDE LAUGHLIN, N. G. IRENE GILLAM. Rec. Sec'y. Auk Tribe No. 7, Imp. 0. R. fl. MEETS EVERT MONDAY EVEN 1NG at 8 o'clock at Odd Fellows' Hall Visiting Brothers Invited. JOHN LIVIE, Sachem. WM. H. KELLY, C. of K. Treadwell Camp No. 14, A. B. ARCTIC BROTHERS MEET EVERY TUES DAY NIGHT, at 8:00, at Fraternal hall. C. E. BENNETT, Arctic Chief. R. McCORMICK. Arctic Recorder. PROFESSIONAL R. G. CLAY, D. D. S. DENTIST GOLD INLAYS A SPECIALTY OPEN EVENINGS 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. m. to 12 m.; 1 p. m. to 5 p. m.; 7 p. m. to 9 p. m. Telephones? Office 5-2; Residence 5-2-2 Eyes Tested and Glasses Fitted The Northland The Latest News, from Reliable Sources, Concerning the Great North, Condensed. Information for Everybody. ? A homebuilders' association has beeu I organized at Cordova. More natural gas has been discovered ; right in the town of Cordova. As a result of the receut boom, Val dez is to build a tie* Catholic church. Mr. Richard A. Bailinger is now Sec retary of the Exterior. ? Miniug Science. The entire valley of the; Kenai river has beeu staked l'or dredging grouud. The B. M. Behrends Mercantile Com j pany will retire from business at Skag way. The Haines towns.ite case will again have a hearing in tJbe federal court at I Juneau. Mark L. Sullivan, a former law part ner of John L. McGinn, died at Fair banks, March 23d. Amos Njootli, a Peel river native, was ! ordained at Dawson, a deacon of the ; Church of Englaud. Two thousand old hens and three women recently started over the trail from Valdez for the Iditarod. Iditarod is to have a public hall and : it will be built under the auspices of the Arctic Brotherhood Club. I Judge Cushmau will go to Fairbanks this summer to relieve Judge Overlield who in turn will visit the Iditarod. Prominent business men of Valdez ; have organized for the purpose of building a large, modern hotel in that i city. The Uuited States army wireless plant at Eagle recently picked up a message sent from Nome, a thousand miles away. The Valdez town council has grauted to Jos. A. Burke a 35 year franchise to maintain a water and sewerage system ? ! in the town. I The steamer El9ie, once the popular means of travel between Valdez and Cordova, has disappeared. It is thought she has sunk in deep water. Lying on the rocks off Bligh island, ' where she was wrecked on the night of I December 10, the steamship Olympia will be relieved of everything of value within the next few weeks. The Iditarod is talking of construct ing a railroad from its town to Flat City and adjoining creeks. There was a survey made of it last fall, maps made and taken outside by interested i parties. The Seward-Iditarod trail has been ; improved by a fall of snow and it is now estimated that to get away from ! Seward by the 15th of April will be in i plenty of time to get into the Iditarod I over the wintor trail. *** *** ? WE ARE * DOUGLAS AGENTS I FOR . ? P. -I., Examiner, Chronicle, Star, Times and Oregonian We also carry the Leading Periodicals & Magazines For NICE TABLETS and FINE WRITING PAPER WE ARE IT! rfr ?if Our line of ? J Cigars and Tobaccos J Is the most complete in Alaska ^ * ? - ? i f ri> j Our Candies are Always Fresh! > * V fP | We carry a full line of Fruit! * Vw 4( (During the fruit season) J* All the LATEST $1.50 BOOKS! | Crepe, Tissuo and Shelf Pap'pr i\ a 11/11 nn uriirn nrnnT J 4* m DEPOT ! n ?ia: 44(51 4 f>nA tsays me Aiasna uneeu. qj.*,vw crushed from the rock of Tanana in one week, aud yet there are those who say there is uo quartz here. The steamer Melville Dollar will Bail froiu Seattle, May 15th, for Bethel on ! the Kuskokwim. She is under charter to the Alaska Steamship Company. At Skagway, J. M. Tanner, Howard i Ashley, W. S. Sparks, J. P. Brawand, ?J. A. Bender, J. W. Grashet and Heury j Friedenthal were elected councilmen, and Dan McKay, school clerk. April 3rd was the 13th anniversary of the greatest disaster ever known in the North, the snow avalanche which oc curred on that date on the Dyea trail, killing sixty-five persons without a moment's notice. The municipal election at Haine- re sulted in the choice of James McQuinti, j Homer O. Banta, John P. Lindsay, G. A. Baldwin, John B. Peterson, P. A. Polly aud George Vogel as councilmen and Tom Valeur, school director. You checbacos who are complaiuing about the climate in Valdez should hie yourselves to southern California, where they have suoshiue in large chunks aud where in time you may fall iuto a SiO-a-week job. ? Prospector. Chiekeu creek, io the lditarod, is coming to the front as a producer. Prospecting carried on during the win ter has demonstrated it to be as rich, on several claims at least, as the famous Flat creek. Chicken is a longer creek than Flat. P. Morrisy, a Cordova sourdough, has fallen heir to a large estate iu Massa chusetts through the death of an uncle. | Morrisy was formerly a prizefighter, j having fought Jack Detusey to a 40 round draw, and knocked out Tom Sharkey in the 20th round. The steamship Senator, of tue racinc Coast Steamship Co., sailed from San Francisco on March 28th for Honolulu. The vessel is going to the islands empty and will return with a large number of Fillipinos, Hawaiians and Porto Ricans to work in the canneries of Alaska. Since the dog raising industry has become profitable in Seward, other in dustries are forced to take a back seat. A bunch of savage malamutes attacked and nearly killed a little girl and a local paper comes out with a warning to parents to keep their children off the streets. Ed Hurley, the colored man, who committed an assault on Henry Shafer at Cordova on New Year's eve, was sen tenced to ten years at McNeil's island, i The assault on Shafer was a vicious one and only escaped being murder by the fact that the first blow dealt Shafer merely succeeded in dazing him, but did not render him insensible. Erwin R. Gray, a pioneer resident and leading business man of Seward, died at his home there, March 31, of rheumatism of the heart. Mr. Gray was the organizer of an independent steamship company formed to operate a iine of steamers between Seattle and Southwestern Alaska ports and was well known throughout the North. He is survived by a wife and son. ? ? Klftolesale and Retail Dealer in s v I 9 I )p?nc?? ?ocf agcoceoe? a In spite of the fact that E. T. Bar nette president of the defunct Wash- j ington-Alaska bank of Fairbanks, has pledged his personal fortune to make good the losses of the depositors, they have asked that the management of the bank be investigated by thegraud jury. On March 30th, General Manager E. C. Hawkins, of the Copper River and ; Northwestern railway, drove the golden spike at Bonanza, marking the end of j construction work on the road. The ' arrival of the first train load of copper ore at Cordova will be celebrated by a general holiday, to be knowcK&s Copper Day. Officials of the Alaska Steamship Co. are making preparations to handle the enormous copper ore shipments which will begin in a few weeks from the big Bonanza mine at the terminus of the Copper River and Northwestern rail way and from the mines of the Fidalgo Copper Company, 'on Fidalgo bay, which will bo readv to ship its output by May 1. It is planned to place two steamships, probably the Seward aud the Latouche, exclusively in the ore carrying trade between the North and the Tacoma copper ore smelter. Advices from Fairbanks creek are to the effect that the largest nugget ever picked up in this district; largest in poiut of weight, for there has been one other find that was more valuable than has been discovered on G above discov ery, the oue discovering the big slug being Fred Ellum, owner and operator of this claim. The nugget weighs 81.35 ounces, but its value cannot be deter mined exactly, as it is estimated that one quarter of the weight is made up of the quartz contained. However, it is certain that the slab of gold will be worth over $1,000. ? Fairbanks Times. The late congress appropriated a : fund for the use of the geological sur vey in making a search for conditions favorable to thre occurrence of potash salts. This is a significant action and it possesses a flavor of a challenge to Germany, which, by the favor of nature, possesses a present monopoly of the potash industry. The German laws af fecting the potash trade have aroused no little antagonism in this country, because of their restrictive effect, and accordingly the American geologists i have been set to the task of making the United States, the largest consumer outside of Germany, independent of ! that country.? Mining Science. This is tbe season of the year when , the rumors of the big strikes in various j far-away districts are due, and they are just as much to be expected this year as in former ones, says the Alaska Citi zen. There has not been a spring in the Tanana yet without its accompani ment of luring tales of rich paystreaks "over there," and practically every one | of them has ended in disappointment j to nearly everybody but the steamboat owners. |The follies of stampeding have j been h theme for many preachments, ! but in spite of all that can be said it is j probable that they will be persisted in. j When the lurid stories of the strike are 1 received good common sense takes j flight, and even the old-timer is pre- j pared to believe anything he hears. The carcasses of fifty moose, counted by nativee, are to be found in the Char ley Swanson rivpr country. Starvation is the cause of the demise of these flue food animals. The Chariey Swanson river region, lying about five miles from the east forelands of Cook inlet, is famed as a hunting country. It is re garded by many as the most beautiful part of the Kenai peniusula, and is a favorite rendezvous for moose, which inhabit it in great uumbeis. Ed .Murphy, one of the first stam peders into the Bullfrog district in Nevada, was au arrival ou the North western. Mr. Murphy is a practical mining man, having been superintend ent aud manager of one of the largest mines in that district. He has recently left Nevada and says that not less than 5,000 of the practical men from that stato will be in Valdez before the sea son closes. It is hin opinion that this city must make preparations for at least 10,000 newcomers. ? Dally Miner. A dispatch from Washington says: It seems almost assured that at I he next regular session of congress at least one branch of that body will pass legislation providing for the establish ment of home rule for Alaska. That bruucb, of course, will be the house, for the democratic leaders loug ago promised a measure of this sort as soon as they assumed coutrol of that end of congrest, and uow that they are actu ally behind the guns they are display ing renewed willinguess to carry out their promises in this connection. It is still too early to predict what recep tion the senate might give to a bill passed by a democratic lower house giving Alaska home rule, but those be hiud the movement entertain high hopes for its passage by both houses. At least two of the new republican seu ators have expressed themselves favor ably toward such legislation, and it is presumed that the democratic mem bers of the senate would not oppose a bill of this nature which had been ini tiated by a democratic house. The graud jury at Valdez last month devoted special attention to the method of collecting license tax from the can ning companies aloDg the coast auil the rebate allowed for the liberation of fry. The report of that body says: "For the season 1910 the superintendent of the Karluk hatchery, on Kodiak island, the only private hatchery in this divis ion, made affidavit to the liberation of 37,105,000 salmon fry, thereby taking exemption from taxation on 371,050 cases of salmon, amounting to over 311, 000. The total tax due from the Alaska Packers' Association in this district, for the year, was $29,557.86, of which ?14,350 was rebated on account of the Karluk hatchery and $10,000 rebated on account of certificates transferred from other judicial divisions, making over $24,000 of exemption taken advantage of by the company for 1910. In the opinion of this grand jury the law should be replaced by one providing for a just tax and license fee for salmon canneries, and the maintenance by the government of hatcheries, thereby placing the business of canning salmon upon equal footing with other busiuess conducted in Alaska."