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The Douglas Island News.
VOL. 13. DOUGLAS CITY AND TKEADWELL, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 1911 NO. 22 I BO YOUR SHOPPING HERE j ^ WHY not buy where you have a complete assort- 3 ^ ' ? ment to choose from? Whether you have one or rs a dozen articles on your shopping list you will find no 3 ^ trouble in completing your purchases here. ^ For Graduation Day ^ We hare made special prepara %<% tioDs for this eventful occasion al lots of pretty Sheer Lawn,Flaxon, Wash Criffon, Swiss, Dimity, etc. ^ Also dainty Embroidered All overs and Plounciogs. You had better get tbat dress started for the yoQDg lady. House Furnishings ^ Do you want a new Carpet, Rag, New Linoleum, New Cur tains, Curtain Swiss, Scrim, Bur- Z*3 lap or auy of the thousand and one things that make the home ^ attractive? You will find this the best place to buy them. Alfred Benjamin Clothing, - $25.00 to $35.00 3} Conqueror and Knox Hats, New Spring Styles, $3-50to$5 3 1 B. n. Behrends Co., Inc. 1 p 'Phone 5 JUNEAU. ALASKA 3 LODGE DIRECTORY. . K. of P. The North Star Lodge, No. 2, R. of P.. meets every THURSDAY EVENING at 3 o'clock lu Odd Fellows Hall C. M. SPOKES. C. C. CHAS. A. HOPP. K. of R. & S. Suiting Knight* Invited. Douglas Aerie, No. 117, F. O. E. Meets every Wednesday Evening at 8 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. > Lodge meets second and fourth Tuesdays of each montL. JAMES CHRISTOE, W. M. J. N. STOOD Y. Sec j. Alaska Lodge No. 1, I. O. O. F, Meets every Wednesday evening In Odd Fellows HaU Tisitintr brothers always welcome. E. A. W. JUHLIN, N. G. MONTE BENSON. Rec. Sec'y. Aurora Encampment No. i meets at Odd Fellows' ball first oivd third Saturdays, at 8 p. m. Brothers of the Royal Purple are cordially invited. E. A. W. JUHLIN. C. P. J. H. MCDONALD. Scribe. Northern Light Rebekah Lodge No. 1 Meets at Odd Fellows' hall second and fourth Saturdays. Tlsitors are cordially Invited. GERTRUDE LAUGHLIN. 5. G. 1RENB 6ILLA.M. Rec. Sec >. Auk Tribe No. 7, Imp. O. R. n. MEETS EVERY MONDAY EVENING at 8 o'clock at Odd Fellows' Hall Visiting Brothers Invited. JOHN LIY1E, Sachem. WM. H. KELLY, C. of R. Treadwell Camp No. 14, A. B. ARCTIC BROTHERS MEET EVERY TUES DAY NIGHT, at SkO(>, at Fraternal hall. C. E. BENNETT, Arctic Chief. S. McCORMICK. Arctic Recorder. PROFESSIONAL R. G. CLAY, D. D. S. DENTIST GOLD INLAYS A SPECIALTY OPEN EVE MINGS Phone 3-8 - DOUGLAS , C F. Montgomery, M. D. PHYSfCfAN ? SURGEON WOMEN and VENEREAL DISEASES Albert R. Sargeant, M. D. GENERAL PRACTICE Office? Third S*., Opposite O'Connor** Store Office Hours ? & a. m. to 13 m.; 1p.m. to 5 p. m.; 7 p. m. to 9 p. tn. Telephones? Offioe 5-2; Residence 5-2-2 ???* Tcit?d and (Homci FUte 4 The Northland The latest News, from Reliable Sources, Concerning the Great North, Condensed. Information for Everybody. The first oil tank at Katalla is done A new cannery is being bnilt at Sel dovia. The wharf at Tenakee will be en larged this spring. H. L. Faalkner was again appointed U. S. marshal for the first division last week. j Rev. Father Duncan wants to sell the island of Metlakahtla to the govern ment. Sumuer Smith, of Berkeley, Calif., ha9 beeu appointed to inspect Alaska mines. W. G. Beattie, superintendent of the Sitka Training school, ha9 been re moved. What's Alaska? First in gold; first in copper! She's all right; you can't stop her. More than the usual travel is expect ed this summer to the interior by the Skagway route. The steamer Bertha encountered an ice pack thirty-three miles long off Malaepiua glacier. Samuel Blythe, who edits ''Who's Who" in tbe Saturday Evening Post, is coming to Alaska. The city council at Prince Rupert is planning to build waterworks and sew ers to cost $600,000. An excursion of Tacoma business men to Southeastern Alaska will be un dertaken in June. Ab one of the results of tbe spring election at Nome, tbe Sunday closing law is to be enforced. W. H. Bush, for years agent of the Pacific Coast Steamship Co. at Nome, died last week at Seattle. The Grand Trunk Pacific has let con- 1 tracts for the construction of 885 miles of line to be built this year. Richard Bushell, Jr., has sold the Wrangell Sentinel to Harold F. Dawes, a "recent comer from the East." if tbe congressional investigating committee comes to Alaska this sum* mer, they may be vaccinated at Seattle. Ex-Senator Sam H. Piles, of Wash ington, has lined up with those who are making a struggle for home rule for Alaska. Post Assistant Surgeon Foster, of Washington, D. C.? has been sent to Alaska to investigate health conditions in the cities of tbe North. | The Standard Drilling Co., of Kansas City, has contracted to drill a number of oil wells in the Katalla district for tbe Katalla Oil Co. and the Alaska Wioteuta 4 Coal Co> ?*? ?vl 4i WE ARE * " DOUGLAS AGENTS FOR ? P. -I., Examiner, Chronicle, Star, J Times and Oregonian We also carry the Leading Periodicals & Magazines wmmmmmaa?mmmmmmmmmmm?ammmmmmmm wmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm For NICE TABLETS and FINE WRITINQ PAPER WE ARE IT! Oar line of Cigars and Tobaccos Is the most complete in Alaska Oar Candies are Always Fresh! We carry a fail line of Frnit! (During the fruit season) J All the LATEST $1.50 BOOKS! Crepe, Tissue and Shelf Paper DOUGLAS NEWS DEPOT ; ? ? , An agitation now has sprung up in British Columbia, fomeuted by Alas i * \ kans, for the purchase of Alaska from the United States by Canada, with a ? view to creatiug a new province. The members of the Northwest Mounted Police expedition that started for Herschel island some months ago have been found frozen to death about fifty miles from Fort McPherson. Fred and John Hess, of Parkland, Wash., shipped a 33 foot launch to Whitehorse, in which they will make the journey down the Yukon and up ! the lunoka so the Iditarod country. I The question as to whether natives of Alaska are entitled to the rights and privileges of citizenship, under the treaty with Russia, is to be settled by the court of appeals at San Fraucisco. The commercial importance of Alaska i to Puget sound is shown by the report of the customs business for the month of March. The shipments to Alaska , during the month amounted to $1,400, 953. At an expeuee of 840,000, the Alaska Packers* Association sent the steamer Senator to Honolulu last month to se cure 1,000 workmen for Alaska canner ies. She returned to Frisco on the 9th with 145, all of whom afterwards de serted. With the sailing of the Dolphin and the Bertha from Seattle on April 20th, the federal authorities inaugurated the rule that crews and passengers sailing on ships for Alaska must first be vacci nated. The public is left in the dark as to the reasons for the step. The St. Elias Packing Company's I river steamer Alsek, which has been I * j building at the yards of Cook & Lake at Ballardj was launched April 19th. The vessel is 60 feet long, 14 feet wide and has a draught of 10 inches, which will enable her to ply in the shallowest waters of the Alsek river and Dry bay, where the cannery of the St. Elias Pack I ing Company is located. The Alsek is ' a stern-wheeler and is equipped with a 30 horse power gasoline engine. The vessel will be used in the transportation 1 of salmon down the Alsek river, for which she is named, to the packing company's cannery at Dry bay. A reindeer driven by an Eskimo named Tautuk, well known in the. North, during the last week in Febru ary covered the distance between Fort Davis and Nome and return, a trip of seven and one-half miles, in 33 minutes and eight seconds, establishing a record which Scotty and his best team of dogs was unable to equal the following day, says the P.-I. This information was contained in a letter received by W. T. Lopp, chief of the Alaska division, United States bureau of education, from Walter Shields, of Nome, who is attach ed to the government service. The letter stated that the fast time made by the reindeer caused muoh excite ment in the vicinity of Nome. The reindeer covered the distance in 33 min utes 38 seconds. Three other dog teams tried to out down the reindeer's time, but failed. Mr. Shields said the rein deer was making faster time when he finished thau when he started, I * m. 3. O'Connor / Wholesale and Retail Dealer in General merchandise I The freighter Edith, lying along side j the wrecked steamship Olympia, at Bligh island, stripping her of her ma chinery, was struck by a heavy gVound swell and jammed between two pin nacles of rock. Two places were loosen- . ed and five ribs broken. Repairs were made at Cordova. The United States steamships Ued i ney, Patterson, Explorer and McArthur ? of the coast geodetic survey service, ! , have begun to prepare for the summer's j work in Alaska, says the P.-L The Mc* I Arthur has gone into drydock at Mor- j an's shipbuilding yards and the Gedney : also has shifted there for a general over hauling. The Explorer arrived at San Francisco recently from Honolulu and will go North in June to make a com plete survey of the Kuskokwim river. The Gedney will sail May 5 for Alaska, where she will make a survey of Wran gell and Congress narrows. The Mc- : Arthur will sail about May 1 to com- i plete the survey of Cook inlet. The Ketchikan Miner of the 21st inst. j says: Late last night Jack Louth and ' Ben Sbelton arrived on the mail boat ' from Sulzer with the stunning news ! that a huge snowslide descended on j the Jumbo mine just before midnight! on Wednesday, carrying everything be- i fore it, killing two outright and maim- ' ing others. The dead are: F. T. Figg, | engineer; John Thomas, miner. Fatally : injured: One, name unobtainable.! Seriously injured : Mrs. Lee McElrath, Jack Harris, John Dougherty and a num ber of others. The compressor was ; stove in completely. Figg, the engi- , neer, was crushed in his bunk. Din- j ing room and cook house were carried ; clean away, Mrs. McElrath, the cook, : being found prostrate beneath a huge ; timber. Dune Campbell, the foreman, being quartered in bis office, was car ried 200 feet below and landed cn top ; of the cook house, not seriously in- j jured, but stripped of all his clothes. Recent announcement by the White Pass & Yukon railway gave notice that all through rates with the Canadian Pa cific, Alaska Steamship and Pacific Coast Steamship companies had been cancelled. While the steamship lines deny that they have given discrimina tory rates, it is understood that the White Pass assigns this as its reasons for cutting loose from traffic agree- ! ments with the water lines. From now j on local rates will obtain, although 1 through bills of, lading are furnished for the accommodation of shippers. The aotion of the White Pass gives to the Humboldt Steamship Co. what it has been seeking in the courts for two ; years. However, Manager Max Kalish j of the latter line, states that he has no Intention of withdrawing the pending suit asking for equal recognition by the White Pass, accorded other lines. The case is now before the supreme court of the District of Columbia. Under the new conditions, all the water lines are on the same basis, quoting only the local rate on business to the interior. There will be little through business until next month, when it will begin to move, in anticipation of the opening of navigation from Whitehorse down the Yukou,*? Railway and Marine New#, Frank Waskey, first delegate from Alaska in congress, is now prospecting all alone in some untravelled region be tween Bering sea and the Kuskokwim river, according to advices received in Seattle some days ago. Waskey mada a large stake in the Nome diggings but lost all through some unfortunate un dertakings, the principal one of which was the driving of a tunnel through a hill on Iron creek near Nome. Finding himself on bedrock the former delegate chartered a little trading schooner and bad himself and outfit putoff on a bleak port of the shore of Beriug sea late last fall. There the boat and its owner, Ira Ranke, left him to face the desolation* As the boat was pulling away he de clared his determination to strike it or go under. No word has since coma from him. His wife has a home at Bal* lard, Washington.? Skagway Alaskau. A His Ministrations Stroller White, in the Whitehorsa Star, says: The seventh year of the miniatrationa of the Stroller in Whitehorse closed this week and when he looks over hit work his system is thrilled with a seusft of pride. True, the town is uot aa large as it was seven years ago, bat the people here are better known and of a better quality than were those of that time. Seven years ago it was not an un usual thing to see from five to eight red plush jags on our streets at one time. Now the number rarely exceeds three? not over four in the heat of a campaign. In faot, it has been so long since wa have had a campaign lhat it is doubtful if to exceed two or three lurid jaga could be mustered. Now, when a man cultivates a red one he does not parad* it around town, but retires with it to his room and nurtures it for a week or two. Seven years ago the native sons and daughters came to town in the spring accompanied by over 400 hungry, thiev* ing dogs. Now the number is about 365. Then the natives rarely ever wiped their noses. Now they use telephone poles, the corners of buildings and tha sleeves of their raiment. The churches were more crowded seven years ago than at present. The same thing can be said of the policy aourt. Then from 10 to 15 prisoner* were employed in the crown fuel works at the barracks. Now the spider weave? his subtle web across the jail aoor and lives in undisturbed serenity. Then a soloist would "frog on the kitty." Now he must have it in hia band. Seven years ago the people of White* horse were visionary in that every man who had located a copper stain imagin ed he was a local W. A. Clark, August F. Heinze or "Death Valley Scotty.* Now they would sell for 1200,000 an4 pay for recording the papers. Young men who seven years ago knew all about high wines, bull pups and ooloring pipes can now discuss the nutritious properties of prepared baby foods by the hour. All of whioh is oonolusive proof that the Stroller has not resided fqr seven year? iu Whitefcorse in vata,