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The Douglas Island News.
DOUGLAS CITY ANTD T ft E A. DWELL, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, L911 iwfnfwwwwnfnfwwiffitfjnfTTfwwwwwwwwwwg Mid=Sumnier 1 g =========== 1 I Clearance Salef On all broken fines of Merchandise and those itnes we have decided to discontinue. Bargains in Dry Goods, Women's Suits and Coats, Men's Clothing, Underwear, Shoes, etc. It will pay you to visit this store every day duirng the progress of this sale, as space will not permit ^ mention of the articles you can save money on. ^ BARGAINS FOR MEN, WOMEN and CHILDREN | w | B. n. Behrends Co., Inc. | E= 'Phone 5 JUNEAU. ALASKA ^ LODGE DIRECTORY. K. of P. rtvo.Vvrth Star Lodge, No. t. K. of P., meets every THURSDAY EVENING at 8 o'clock in Odd Fellows Hall C. M. SPORES. C. C. CHAS. A.HOPP. K. of R. ? S. futtJiutr K niirhts invited, Deugl?s Aerie, No. 117* F- 0, E. Meets every Wednesday Evening at 8 o'clock At the Doug-las Fraternal Hali All visiting: Brothers iuvited to attend. M. S. HUDSON, W. P. IOH.V STOFT. Secretary . Gastineaux Lad ?e No. 124 F. & A. M. Lod^e mee?s second and fourth Tuesdays of each montL. JAMES CHRISTOE, IV. M. ' J. X- ST(X?I?y. Secj Alaska Lodge No. i, L 0. 0. F, Meets every Wed^jesday evening in Odd Peliows Hall Visiting brothers .always welcome. E. A. W.il'HU.V, N. G. ! UONTE BENSON, Rec.Sec\>. Aurom Encampment No. i neets at Odd Fellows' hull first and third Saturdays, at 8 p. m. Brothers of the Royal Purple are cordially invited. E. A. W. JUHLIN, C. P. i j. r. Mcdonald. Scribe. Northern Light Refoekah Lodge No. i meets at Odd Fettews'hnll second and fourth Saturday*. Visitors are cordially invited. ANNA ZIMMERMAN, N. G. IRENE GI LLAM. Rec. Sec'y. ?Atik Tribe No. 7, Imp. 0. R. 1*1. MEETS EVERY MONDAY EV EN ING at 8 o'clock I at Odd Fellows' Hall Yifiting: Brothers Invited. SAM KEIST, Sachem. FRANCIS CORN WELL, C. of R. Treadwell Camp No. 14, A. B. ARCTIC BROTHERS MEET SECOND AND FOURTH TUESDAYS at 8 p.m. at A.B. hall. C. E. BENNETT, Arctic Chief. R. McCORMICfi. Arctic Recorder. PROFESSIONAL R. G. CLAY, D. D. S, DENTIST GOLD INLAYS A SPECIALTY OPEN EVENINGS Phone 5-8 - DOUGLAS Albert R. Sargeant, M. D* GENERAL PRACTICE Office? Third St., Opposite O'Connor's Store Office Hottrs--9 a. m. to 12 m.; 1 p. m. to 5 p. ?.? 7 p. m. to 9 p. m. JEelephones? Office 5-2: Residence 5-2-2 Eyes T emied aad fllawtr* Fitted The Northland The latest News, from Reliable Sources, Concerning the Great North, Condensed. Information for Everybody. The best wave has reached Alaska. George H. GoebeL, a socialist orator,; is touring Alaska. William DHLman, a pioneer oC Alas ka, died at Wraugell last week. A new placer find at Goodnews bay is paying 820 a day to the man. Editor Russell, of the Juneau Dis patch, has gone south on a vacation. The ship Explorer will make a survey of the entrance to the Kuskokwim river this month. A light pack of red saluaou is report- , ed this season at Bristol bay, Chignik aud Karluk. The estimated gold output of the ' Fairbauks district this seasou is placed at $5,000,000. It is estimated that the Grand Trunk Pacific will be completed to Prince Rupert within three years. VV. G. Beattie hae been appointed superintendent of native schools in Southeastern Alaska, succeeding P. J, Waldron, resigned. The reindeer herd in Alaska has been 1 increased by 3,000 head during the pa9t year. The total number is now esti mated to be over 30,000. I A. F. Rier, of Seattle, is shipping 500 head of sheep to the Westward, with a view of starting h sheep ranch on Rasp berry island, near Seldovia. The body of William K. Fitzgerald, who was drowned in Miles Canyon on June 16, has been fouud and recovered by ludians. In one of his pockets there was recovered one thousand dol lars in currency. L. A. Freestone, the stamp mill man, is going to Chena today, to do some necessary work on the stamp mill there, of a technical nature, to get the mill in shape for the heavy run that is expected. ? Fairbanks Times. The Three Friends Mining Co., which | was the pioneer dredging company of Alaska, has sold its dredging property on the Solomon river, near Nome, to a New York syndicate of men closely ! connected with the Americau Tobacoo | Company. r Plans have been completed for the official residence for the governor of Alaska, which the federal government will erect in Juneau at a cost of ??0,000. They show a substantial three-story , structure, about fifty by sixty feet in dimensions. The rooms are apacious and so arranged that they can be thrown together on state occasions, aud augmented by the area of a wide porti- , co that extends the depth -of the build &od beyond. ? Poat-J nted ttg&no&L i ? * *? * WE ARE v fr | DOUGLAS AGENTS ! : .... : * ? J P. -I., Examiner, Chronicle, Star, fl* j Times and Oregonian f> | 8 ^ We also carry the j* * leading Periodicals & Magazines * * ? | For NICE TABLETS and FINE WRITING PAPER WE ARE IT! 4 Our line trf | Cigars and Tobaccos y is the mosft complete in Aiusku. * J j. Oar Candies are Always Fresh! j | We carry a Fall line ef Fruit! | w (During- the fruit seasmi) ? ?r * ? * J All the LATEST S1.50 BOOKS! J X Crepe, Tissue and Shelf Paper J ' """"II1S IE , i t iiiiiii'i uv Ni-ub^ ntoni t i uuuuLna nivfo utrui t H. R. Robbins, civil eugiueer of the railroad now starting at Haines for the Interior by the way of Porcupine, Klu aue, the head of White River and ou to Fairbanks, was here several days lately and while here arrauged with Ed. Ben son of this place to act as guide for a party including Mr. Robbins aud John Ro9eue, one of the promoters of the | road, over its proposed route, aud for i that purpose Benson left here yester day for Dalton Post where ho will be j met bf his -employers, they going up ; the Porcupine from Haines. ? White- ; "horse Star. The bunch of ijoysfrom Douglas are certainly the spice, and they loft for home Friday -moruiug, in the best of spirit?., considering "the bacon was staying here," vowing that Iiaine? is all to the candy, aivd that they would come agaiu next Fourth. A manlier, cleaner set of boys, it would be hard to fclud, and we will gladly welcome them again. Of the very big delegation of our neighbors from Skagway, it would be "parrot" to tell of those boys* we visit back and forth so often that they are always at home here, and proceed always to bo happy aud com fortable. ? Haines Pioneer Press. ?"The P.-I. of Seattle," says the Ketch ikan Mi ner, "recently got out a special Alaska issue, which, according to it, was going to do Alaska a world of good. Ketchikan was featured (?) in tho back end of the ?'want ad.' sectiou, which as everybody knows, is read with } avidity by the class of people who would be interested in a mining and fishing district, containing, as it does, the directory of the manicuring aud hairdressing parlors of Seattle, reading matter that no fisherman nor mining man overlooks. Ketchikan's chief items of interest, according thereto, are the totem poles, ?with which her streets are dotted,' aud Father Duncan's trained natives twenty miles away.*' A phenomenally rich gold quartz strike has been made on the East Fork of the Skagway river. Samples takon off the ledge on display about town have about set the old burg crazy. A J stampede to the hills is sure to follow, as many people have had a miud to go out in that direction before this dis covery was made known. J. E. Clark,! one sf the best knowu prospectors in the country way back iu 1898 picked up a piece of float in the Skagway val ley showing free gold, but then being headed for the Klondike he was not able to devote much time to points along the way and he let the matter rest for the time being. Me dropped off at Skagway on his way out during the j past winter and as soon as the snow was off he again took up the search for the ledge from which his float had been broken. This last week he was successful in finding it after hunting from last March and only today re corded his claims. The ledge has been traced for more than a mile and is .phe nomenally rioh showing free gold, abundance. The strike is on the East Fork of the Skagway river near Whist ler's Gulch, and not very far from town. Art Wilson, who has lived here for a long time, is in on the .strike. ? Skag avu$T J&laakaiL '' liiioMiiummiimniKiK I m. 1. O'Connor S Wholesale ana Retail Dealer m i general Merchandise i )HH8tllOIIMUIHtlllll>i A No. 24 Fairbanks Morse auto car ; for the Alaska Northern Railway com pany reached Soward ou the freighter! Latouchethis morning, says the-Cs-ate-j way. The caT will afford /jomfortable ridiug accommodations for thirty Ave persons, with au apartment for light baggage and express "matter. In sice, it is about the same as the 01 denary street car, iu use in the larger citi-93. The style is much the same. The cost., in the factory, was $10,000. The new car will be a decided .improvement over j the small car now in use, which, while an easy riding vehicle, is wholly inad- ( equate to t-he demands of the traveling public, as its capacity is almost daily overtaxed. I Says the Fairbanks Citizeiu Al- j though the amalgam from the cleanup of the stamps of the Chena mill had not been retorted at the time of goiug j to press the indications are that at least 1,000 ounces of gold, or 816,000. will be the return from the 1)3 tous of oio from the Rhoads & Hall claim on Bedrock creek. This estimate may bo , found to be too conservative, as there will be at least 1.800 ounces of amal gam. aud, judging by past experiments this, after being retorted, should give a much greater percentage of gold thau 1,000 ounces. But even if no more than $16,000 is the result of tbecleauizp, this will mean that the ore has gone nearly $170 to the ton, a most remarkable showing. The floating United States court, which visits the remote towns of West ern Alaska, to decide cases which have accumulated .since the precediug sum mer, left Vaklez last week for the Alas ka peninsula, on the revenue cutter Thetis. The members of the judicial party are: Judge Thomas L. Lyons, Clerk Lakin, Deputy Marshal (ioshow, Assistant District Attorney J. Lindley ' Green, Secretary Robiuson, Charles Scott, who will be appointed attorney for the defense in cases where no lav/ yer is provided, and Fletcher Maddox, of the treasury department, who will j adjudicate matters concerning internal revenue. The court will sit at L/nalas ka July 17, Dillingham and Nushagak July 20, Unga August 21 aud Kokiak August 2?. i Our former townsman Charley NLc- 1 Kay, who is now located in V'ald ez, has j made a wager that he can make the trip from the latter place to Fairbanks on a motor cycle in CO hours, says the Cordova Alaskan. The machine arrived on the last trip of the Sampson. It is a two-cylinder, eight horse power Thor , motorcycle. As the -motorcycle weighs , 250 pounds it is suggested that in case ? that u bridge is washed out the time thus lost should be deducted -from the , actual time on the trail? the condition of the trail and aocldents to the ma- j chine to have no effect on the 'resulfce. Whether a motorcycle can make the , contemplated run between the houis specified is causing considerable spec- 1 ulation among sporting men generally, | opinions being equally divided as to the possibility of the task when taking the conditions of the trail at the time ifl? .thenar thfi raoe is *to Jae jnads. Canada Wants Pan-Handle Making h most strenuous appeal tc the United States government to offer to exchange the Alaskan "panhandle* for some portion of the British empire of equal value, Mr. Robert Stein, at the recent National Feaoe Congress at Baltimore, said: The United States is universally re garded as the natural loader iu the peace movement, and it must net shirk the responsibilities of leadership. It it duty to set the example;in mutual con cessions. There is the "panhandle" off Alaska ? a mere ribbon, 530 miles loug and from eight tothirty-tive miles wide which is shutting off the northern half of British Columbia and the entire i'u kon Territory from free access to the Pacific. The territory has an area of 6'X),003 square miles. It has the same climate as Europe in the same latitude* aud that part of hiuro^e coutains 25,000,00(1 inhabitants. This Canadian country has immense resources iu timber, agricultural aud mineral lands, its wealth will neces sarily be concentrated in its ports ? oe American territory. This eutire slope is drenched with rain and posse^see waterpuwer. The factories to be drives by that power will necessarily b9 it American territory; but the reservoir* supplying that power will be ou Can adian ground. The 25,000,000 Canadians who will eventually live behind this panhandle will constantly be forced t? contribute to the enrichment of half g dozen American cities while these cities will uot contribute a cent toward Cauadiau taxes. What a permanent and growiug source of irritation I The only gentlemanly course, th6 only manly course open to us is to say to the Cauadiana: "We are willing tc let you have this coast strip; what wiltf you give us for it? And if I had tim6 1 cuuld show you that in exchauge for it we could very likely get something far more useful to us than this absurd pauhandle, while the panhandle itself in Cauadiau hands, would be more use ful te us than it now is. Reverse the situation and see how we should like it. Imagine that our north western states were cut off from the Atlantic by a similar panhandle, a Can adian sidewalk running from eastern Maine down nearly to Philadelphia that all the great cities ou 'that sea board, Boston, Providence, Newport;. New i'ork, Jersey City, were Canadian cities, deriving their wealth from the American country behind them, yei contributing not a cent toward Anient can taxes, that not a pound of freighl could be sent from Pittsburg or Butfalc to New irork or Boston for export, e? oeptin bond! We should long ago have found the situation unendurable.? Prince .Rupert Empire. Herbert .Faviec, a fisherman, living on the point south of Strong's oU wharf, suicided yesterday morning by tying a rock to his neck and jumping off the bluff into the water. He waa not found for several hoars. He ;ta? money on deposit at the M. & Itt. beni; but was sick aud despondent.? JTetc^ir kan JfcZinar.