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The Douglas Island News.
DOUGLAS OITY AtfD TKEADWBLL, ALASKA.. WEDNESDAY OCTOBER i, 10U Wooltex Coats We have just received a few advance models of the newest styles. Our entire shipment will l>e here shortly. If you need a coat or suit, it will pay you to wait and get a Wooltex. WAIST SALE?HALF PRICE To make room for our new stock of Waists we offer our entire line of white Lingerie and Foulard Waists, also a number of Silk and Wool Waists at Half Price. A FEW SILK DRESSES Pretty Foulard one-piece Dresses, only a few left, worth $1S to $22.50, to close at $0.50 B. Tl. Behrends Co., Inc. 'Phone 5 JUNEAU. ALASKA WE ARE DOUGLAS AGENTS 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! Our line of Cigars and Tobaccos Is the most complete in Alaska Our Candies are Always Fresh! We carry a full line of Fruit! (Duritiffthe fruit season) All the LATEST S1.50 BOOKS! Crepe, Tissue and Shelf Paper DOUGLAS MS DEPOT rar ** UJDolesale a ltd Retail Dealer m era LODGE DIRECTORY. K. of P. The North Star Lodjre, No. 2, K. of 1'.. meets every : THU RSDA V EVENING at N o'clock in Odd Follows Hall C. M. SPOKBS, C. C. CH AS. A. HOPP, K. of K- & S 7t?itiuff Knitrhts invited, Douglas Aerie, No. 117* P- O. E. lieets second A fourth Wednesday Evenings of eurh month All visiting Brothers iuviced to attend. M. ?. HUDSON, V. P. JOHN STOFT. Secretary. Gastineaux Lodge No. 124 F. & A. M. ^ Lcxise meets second and fourth Tuesdays of each motul . JAMES CHKISTOE, W. M. J. N. STOOlA*. Secy. Alaska Lodge No. i, I- 0. O. F, Meets everv WwlneMluy evening in Odd Fellows Hull Visiting brothers always welcome. JOHN LI VIE. X. G. MONTE BENSON. Rec. Sec'y. Aurora Encampment No. i tneets at Odd Fellows' hall first and third Saturdays, at 8 p.m. Brothers of the Royal Purple i'.re cordially iuvited. L. W. KILBURN, C. P. j. h. Mcdonald, scribe. Northern Light Rebekah Lodge No. i meets at Odd Fellows' hall second and fourth Saturdays. Visitors are cordially invited. ANNA ZIMMERMAN, N. G. IRENE GILL AM, Rec. Sec'y. Auk Tribe No. 7, Imp. O. R. H. MEETS EYEKY MONDAY EVEN 1XG at S o'clock at Odd Felknvs* Hull Visitintr 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. McCORMICK. Arctic Recorder PROFESSIONAL R. G. CLAY, D. D. S. DENTIST GOLD IN LAVS A SPECIALTY I OPEN EVENINGS Phono 3-8 - DOUGLAS Albert R. Sargeant, M. D. GENERAL PRACTICE Office? Third St., Opposite O'Connor's Store Office Hours? 9 a. m. to 12 ni.; 1 p. m. to 5 p. m.; 7 p. m. to 9 p. in. Telephones? Office 5-2; Residence 5-2-2 Eyes Tested and Glasses Fitted Robert W. Jennings ATTORNEY-AT-LAW LEWIS BUILDING Juneau, - ? Aln.skj The Northland The Latest News, from Reliable Sources, Concerning the Great North, Condensed. Information for Everybody. The graud jury will meet in Valdez October 17th. Orer at Valdez they call just com-, moil eggs, "Leu fruit.1' i The North Pacific salmon pack this year is worth $'Jo,000,000. The dryest season in four years is reported from the Circle district. A uative in the viciuity of Nome stole a reindeer. He got six months. Cordova ahook so hard last month that the quake broke the Alaska cablo. ! .i Bids for surveying the towusite of Valdez range all the way from $750 to $0,000. Nothing iu Alaska can escape in vestigation They have begun oo the preachers. The three salmon cauneries on Cook iijlet had a totui output this season of 121,000 cases. Joseph Beedy, a pioneer of Hope, was drowned iu Turnagaiu Arm. His body*%as recovered. The Eskimos of the Seward peuiu sula have petitioned Washington for a j postal saviugs bank. George Friend was held up by mask ed men uear Flat City and robbed of a poke containing .>33,000. They say that the name had nothing to do with the appointment of liarry Steel as postmaster at Cordova. The U. S. cable ship Burnside started uorth September 2G, to overhaul the Alaska cable and make needed repairs. During his visit to Alaska, Gilford Piuchot became a member of Camp Seward No. 21 of the Arctic Brother hood. O. L. Dicksou, who was formerly ouly Vice President, has been made General Manager of the White Pass & Yukon Koute. Offering a prize for the best slogan the Fairbanks Commercial club adopt ed the following: "l^airbauks Alaska's Golden Heart." The Nome Nugget .contends that there are more people working on Sew ard peninsula this season than for the past three years. The printing plant of the Pioueer Press, which was published at Nome some three years ago, has been shipped to Ruby City. George Goebel, socialist orator, talk ed so hard at Nome that the lights not only flickered, but went out, from the force of the wind. | Fairbauk9 farmers are planting Nor way winter wheat which was shipped | in and is beiug given away by the iTanana Valley Kailroad. J "Married played Single" at baseball in Nome recently. Owing to the en couragiug rooting of the wives and families the "Married" won. According to the Nome Industrial Worker, the governor-geueral of Siberia and the governor of Kam schatka will visit Nome shortly. Pat O'Connor, former chief of police of Fairbanks, confirms the report that the Good News bay district, at the moutii of the Kuskokwim, is a frost. The report come9 from the Ktisko kwim that Duke E. Stubbs, postmaster at Georgetown, was shot dead by Bis tnark Joe, following an altercation over a lot. All the charges against Rev. John Parsons have been dropped by the Salem conference except the one in which he is accu>ed of giviug aid to a beer eaioou. Up to date the city of Valdez has paid cash warrants of more than $11, 8S0 this season in fighting tho glacier stream. The beservation residents con tributed about $1,500 cash. "A new cannery at Point Ward, only thirty miles from WrangelL, is assured," says W. D. Grant, a member of the Point Ward Canning company and largely interested in same. The report that the supreme court had reversed the decision of the com missioner in the Taku Maru sealing case, seems to have been nearly if not wholly without fouudatiou. Natives of the Seward peninsula have organized a fraternal society which they call "The Indians of the North.1' It will be couducted on the same lines as similar organizations among white people. The old Gladhough mine at i?llamar which fizzled out as a copper producer and was allowed to fill up to the 200- , foot level with water, has recently come to the front as a gold producer and promises to eclipse its past record. Captain George H. Williams is the full name of the prospector who was drowned at Kamachak bay several weeks ago. He has a wife living in Turn water, Wash. He was about sixty years of age, and during the wiuter lived at Kenai. With Pinchot chaperoniug her ou one side, and Seattle's motherly care of her on the other, poor Alaska feels , very much like the youug married man when his step-mother and his mother in-law both came to visit him at the same time. ? Ex. Commander Tokutaro Hirago, naval attaohe to the Japanese embassy at Washington, recently made the round trip of the coast of Southern Alaska taking many pictures and making maps of harbors. Alaskans looked upon his actions with suspicion. Let it be recorded that Gifford Pin chot can never lay claim to being an Alaskan Sourdough. The Valdez Miner says that when the ship on which he was returning from the west* ward passed Valdez he slept. An Alaskan would have gone up town for & -drink The wreck of the Kataona, on Span ish islaud, has been left to its fate. An effort may be made to ?ave the boilers Mid the gear, bat nothing will be dorre in that direction until next spring. The ship^s safe feil through a bole in her side and is lost in the depths of the i ocean. The vice president and geuerai man ager of the White Pass railway reports that it is the intention of his compauy to make strong efforts to divert to the interior of the Yukon country the tide of Scandinavian immigration. Agen- j j cies are to be opeued in the fia&t, and excursion parties may be arranged I next summer. I I A Seattle paper prints a picture of a residence just completed for George E. j James, on North Forty -eighth street, i near Linden avenue, Woodland park. It contains all modern improvements, I hardwood floors, beamed ceilings and i paneled walls. It is heated "by hot water and cost complete $5>,0(KJ. C. CL Dose & Co., architects, prepared the plans and superintended the construe- j tion. His body buried near his lonely cabin in the Kotsina district, the scene of his hopes and labor, "Scotty" Craw ford has a final restiug place befitting a prospector, typical of Alaska. : Firmly believing that the Kotsiua would some day become a second Butte, "Scotty" was stricken with heart disease early last month before his dreams were realized. ? Valdez Daily Miner. That the Shoups bay district gives unmistakable indications of possess iog a system of true 08- u ring, is the statement made by Dr. Alfred H. Brooks, the noted national geologist. Based on his examination of the var ious leads in that district, Dr. Brooks declares that the general formation and great distance that they have been traced shows that the ledges are true fissure. ? Valdez Miner. The Seattle Post Intelligencer saya: Mrs. F. C. Montgomery Davis, the only resident artist in Alaska, is spending the winter at Victoria, at October Mau sions oc Cook street. It was Mrs. j Davis' pictures, it will be remembered, at the A.-Y.-P. exposition that gained for her so much enthusiastic praise. ' Her work has done much to advertise the beauties and the resources of the great Northwest Gov. Clark baa been notified from the department of the interior that one hundred and sixty acres surround ing every medioinal spring, or group of medicinal springs iu Alaska, have been withdrawn from all entry, and the claims of occupants Grdered investi gated. In cases where mineral springs have beeu in forest reserves, the one hundred and sixty acres reserved have been taken out of their control. The order is so worded that every medicin al spring, whether specifically men tioned or not, is included in the order. Those mentioned by name are Tenakee, Hot Springs, Baranoif Warm Springs, Belle Island, Soda Bay Springs, Bailey i Bay Springs, Zarembo Hot Springs, the Stickine River Springs, and the , thai finings an the. Seward river. E. W. Park9 owtw and operates the only producing quicksilver mine -it Alaska. Mr. Park-*' mine is located or the Kuskokwim river, about 14 milee above Georgetown. A tunnel has been run a distance of 75 feet and a shaft Funk to a depth of 5-0 feet. And s, good quality of ore has been found, including Iivingstonite, a remarkably rare mineral. Mr. Parks expects that he will produce quite a Urge quantity of Quicksilver during the preseut sea son. Several thousand cases (/? salmoe was picked up in the vicinity of th* Rarnoua wreek last week. Liaated au& Iverson, of the l?aranoff, picked up about 60 cases and Otto lijfjtad, of the Halley's, got 100, which were sold at nearby caunenes. C. W. Demmert, of Shakan, gathered 260 cases and a Petersburg bout is reported to ha-Vto picked up L,(KW cases. The prices re ceived lor the salmon ranged from 50 cents to c>2.50 per case, the Klawock. cannery paying the highest price.? Wiangel Sentinel. As was originally intended thait the American Mining Congress should hold its Chicago session tkis year dur ing the last full week of October, al though this was afterwards chauged te the last week in September, the mem bers will probably be well satisfied with the diacoveiy that the dates first decided upon are to hold, even though on somewhat short notice. The two changes of plau, backward and for ward, that have beeu made hare been due to the invitation that was some time ago extended to Pre^ideut Taft and accepted by the executive. Some samples of rock brought U Cordova by Dr. Chase from the head cf the Kotsiua towards Mt. WrangeLl contain silver and lead and assays over $300 to the ton in silver. In lees than a full five days' run, using but two ol the battery of seven stamps, the Gold Bullion Mining Compauy, in the Wil low Creek district, cleaned from the plates amalgam, the gold ccuteut d which exceeded $8,300, according tc word from Seward. The stampede from Dawson up the Pelly river to the mouth of the McMillan river and theuce up that stream from 10 'o 2i miles, was one of greater propurtiout than at first reported. Fully 10 peoplt in all left Dawson for the scene of th* new strike. Among the mauy opinions ot the Iditarod and Ruby mining campj iic Interior Alaska, we find that of Charier Garfield, a deputy collector of cus toms, who has recently returned tc Juneau. He says that the-Iditarod will send out $3,500,000 of gold this fall at the seaon's output. He says, however, that lluby City, at the mouth of Iiuby creek* on the Yukon, eighty-Eke miles from Tanana, is the coming placer camp. Pay has been discovered on five creeks, running up to 52.45 a pan. Buildings are being put up rapidly aatf about 500 people are there and mo? are coming in constantly. No otse knows how extensive the fields are, at there are only a few holes down to bed rook. Freighting is very expensive eut machinery cannot be taken in ualU the freezeup. He looks for a ttioo&fev* able stampede therein the ejjiuig;