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The Douglas Island News.
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Wooltex Coats
We have just received a few advance models
of the newest styles. Our entire shipment will
be here shortly. If you need a coat or suit, it
will pay you to wait and get a Wooltex.
To make room for our new stock of W aists
we offer our entire line of white Lingerie and
Foulard Waists, also a number of Silk and
Wool Waists at Half Price.
Pretty Foulard one-piece Presses, only a few
left, worth slS to $22.50, to close at $12.50
B. n. Behrends Co., Inc.
P. -I., Examiner, Chronicle, Star, i
Times and Oregonian
We also carry the
Leading Periodicals & Magazines
Our line uf ,
Cigars and Tobaccos
Is the most complete hi Alaska '<
Oar Candies are Always Fresh! !
We carry a full line of Fruit! i
(During t lie fruit season) %
All the LATEST 81.50 BOOKS! I
Crope, Tissue and Shelf Paper \
Wholesale and Retail
Dealer in
K. of P.
The North Star Lotijre, No. 2,
K. of P., meets every
at 8 o'clock in ()<1<1 Fellows Hall
CHAS. A.HOPP, K. of R. & S.
V*iit tin*; Ixnijfhts iuvite't.
Douglas Aerie, No. 117, F. 0. E.
Meets second & fourth Wednesday Evenings
of each month
All visiting Brothers invited to attend.
M. s. HUDSON* W. P.
JOHN STOFT, Secretary
Gastineaux Lodge No. 124
F. & A. M.
^ LuJ^e meets second ami fourth
Tuesdays of each mom! .
J. N. STOOD Y. Seey.
Alaska Lodge No. 1, I. O. 0. F,
Meets every Wednesday evening in Odd
Fellows Hal!
Visiting brothers always welcome.
Aurora Encampment No. 1
meets at Odd Fellows* hall first and third
Saturdays, at * p.m.
Brothers of the Royal Purple are cordially
j. h. Mcdonald. Scribe.
Northern Light Rebekah Lodge No. i
meets at Odd Fellows' hall second and fourth
Visitors are cordially invited.
Auk Tribe No. 7,
imp. O. R. H.
EVENING at 8 o'clock
at Odd Fellows' Hall
Visiting Brothers Invited.
SAM KEIST, Sachem.
Tread well Camp No. 14, A. B.
FOURTH TUESDAYS at S p.m. at A.B. hall.
C. E. BENNETT, Arctic Chief.
R. McCORMICK. Arctic Recorder
R. G. CLAY, D. D. S.
Phone 3-8 - DOUGLAS
Albert R. Sargeant, M. D.
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. in. to 9 p. in.
Telephones ? Office 5-2; Residence 5-2-2
Eyes Tested and Glasses Pitted
Robert W. Jennings
Juitcivu^ - ? Alajska
The Northland
The Latest News, from Reliable
Sources, Concerning the Great
North, Condensed.
Information for Everybody.
Alloa Grant will start a newspaper at
Ruby City, to be called the Ruby
Game hogs are not welcome on
Keuai peninsula, says the Seward
it costs $3.50 to ship a sack of ruta
bagas from Seattle to Whitehorse,
that's all.
Presideut Taft has given Philip J.
Ilii-key, Jr., recess appoiutment as
postmaster, at Seward, Alaska.
In an article nearly a columu long,
the Valdez Prospector explains that it
is not owned by the Gugkjies.
S. W. Wible, a pioneer of Kenai
peninsula, died at Bakes stleld, Calif.,
Sept. 13th at the age of 82 years.
Johu Frame, of newspaper fame, is
in charge of a crew of men who aro
developing a miniug property near
The Iditarod Nugget has suspended
publication, and i-s editor, Major
Strong, will spend the winter on the
The report of the killing of Duke E.
Stubba by "Bismarck Joe,1' at George
towj, was started by a practical joker
with queer ideas.
The town of Iditarod is a raecca for
preachers. They are paid for their
services by cards of thanks published
in the local papers.
Judge N. V. Harlan, former United
States district attorney for the Third
divisiou of Alaska, died recently at his
home in York, Nebraska.
U. S. District Attorney Crosslev '
threatens the Iditarod that unless
gambliug is stopped iu that city he
will do what he will do.
There must be something wrong at ;
Skagway, as more thau a week has
elapsed since the discovery of a
"mother lode" has been reported. ? Ex.
John Cooper, colored, is held in the
federal jail, Fairbanks, charged with
the murder of his partner, William
Wimbush, a colored man, on Pedro
creek last fall.
Mr. aud Mrs. Stanley McLellan were j
killed in a snowslide at Partridge's
mine ou the west arm of Lake Atlin
last week. Vic Carlsou escaped with
several broken ribs.
The Skagway Alaskan pictures the
"Bull Dog" automobile, which recently
reached that city, surrounded by a
forest of palms. Oh,Skag is the sum- 1
mer resort, all right.
Owing to the rapid fall of the water
in the Tanana several steamers stalled
on a bar about two miles below Fair
banks with more than 1,500 tons of !
merchandise consigned to merchants ;
I ?
Prospectors who were in the Wells
bay country, which form9 the north
east portion of Keuai peninsula, re
port that Ihe recent earthquake killed ;
fish and submarine life in great quan
The floating cannery. Glory of the
Sens, left for the south Tuesday of this
' week. She had on board over 20,000 I
cases of salmon of the Ketchikan can
nery pack, and 10,000 cases of her own
i product. ? Ketchikan Miner.
Word comes from the westward that
the forest service launch Reckless has
been wrecked and that Supervisor i
Wei^leand the boats' crew had to do
home lively hustling to roach shore
safely.? Ketchikan Miner.
The steamer Edith, of the Alaska
Steamship Co., that weut ashore on
Level island last week, was pulled off
by the cable steamer Bunmde, and
weut south uuder her own steam, ap
parently very little damaged.
Fourteeu men who were buried by a
cave in, in the Shakespeare mine, on
Dome creek, in the Fairbanks district,
were taken out through a hole bored ?
by a Keystoue drill. The hole was
made larger than the original G inch
diameter by thawing.
The little gasoline boat Outdoor Life,
owned by representatives of the maga
zine of the same name, iu an attempt
to navigato tho treacherous Yukon
from Whitehorse to Bering sea, stuck
on a bar within the Arctie circle and
refused to jjo farther.
L'Yom three fair-sized potatoes, of
the Early Rose variety, W. H. Dohr
mau raised fifty pounds of tubers.
Dohrmau resides at Susitna, and this
extraordinary demonstration iu the
vegetable-raising possibilities of Alaska
was made in his garden this season.
September Ttb and we have still to
report the most beautiful weather, j
Spring was late in coming but we have
had a wonderful summer since. We
are beginning to think the weather is
becoming civilized along with the rest
us. Now if the government would only
fall in line, we'd all be happy. ? Sitka
The grand total of taxable property
of the town of Valdez is assessed at
?158,000, of which the real estate values ?
are placed at 8200,000, improvements i
8W6,000 and personal property 8112,- 1
000. This is an iucrease over the list
of last year of about 823,000, and if the i
usual tax of two par cent is levied will
yield the city $9,160.
Breaking all previous long-distance
wireless records for vessels of her fleet,
the steamship Victoria, of the Alaska
Steamship Company, bound for Nome,
at 4 o'clock yesterday morning was iu
communication with the Uui,ed wire
less station at Astoria, Or., while en- j
tering Unamak pass, 1,600 miles away,
says the P. I. of the 3rd inst.
Fairbanks friends of Bob Dunn are
making an effort to secure a pardon for
him. Two years ago, at Fairbanks,
Duun was convicted of the murder of
Carl Ebliug and sentenced to twelve
years in the McNeill's Islaud peniten
tiary. The appeal for clemency has
already beeu signed by eleven of the
jurors and a large number of friends of
the prisoner. An effort i9 now being j
made to secure the co-operation of 1
Judge Thomas R Lyons* who presided j
it the trial, 1
"More Aids to Navigation Demanded
for Alaska Waters" is the subject of
an interesting article appearing in the
current issue of the Railway and Ma
rino News. The publication gives a
list of seventy-nine vessels lost on the
Alaska coast from 1878 to 1911 and as
serts that SG, 710,000 has been paid out i
by underwriters for total losses and
that a sum nearly as groat has been
paid out for vessels that have met with
disaster and subsequently salved and
restored to their owners.
The Skagway Alaskan savs: With
the real e.-tate taxes being paid into
the town treasury in good sized sums, i
and Skagway's portion of the Federal
tax having arrived, Treasurer Britr. re
ports the town poko a very fat one at
present. Taxes from all sources,
amounting to $717.20, were received
during the month of September, and
the blow back from the Federal mer
cantile and saloou licenses being
66,701.24. The treasury at the begin
ning of the present month contained
The supplies which were placed in
the Red Dragou consisting of diahes,
cooking utensih and three valuable
lamps have recently disappeared and
whoever took them left no word as to
why or where they were removed to
without cousent. Wo must therefore
assume that the goods have been stolen
though we are loth to believe that
there is a man in all Alaska mean !
enough to steal from the Red Dragon.
The building and its contents was a
donation toChitina citizens by Bishop
Howe and the Kev. Zeigler, of Cordova,
and its door is never locked. ? Chitiua
Messrs. C. C. Allen, H. II. Hildreth
and \V. H. Whittlesey are taking the
initative in an industry which, if es-j
tablished, and all indications point to
the fact that it will be, will be of ines
timable benefit to Seward, says the
Gateway. They propose to install, at
convenient points on the shore of
Resurrection bay, a nalinon cannery
and a fish saltery, and possibly a mild
uuring plant. The sitas tor these pro
posed concerns have been located for
each is ideal, presenting a!i of the ad
vantages of harborage, nearness to
fishing grounds, proximity to tele
graphic communication, etc.
A Circle City dispa tch says: For
the first time since its early days ?
18915 6-7 ? Circle is beginning to feel
the effects of modernism. A stranger |
coming to towu now would thiDk this
precinct the deadest hole in creation.
He would, however, soon bncome con
vinced of his huge mistake were he to
go to the diggings. True, in towu not
a man is to be seen on the streets,
even the natives are now all away fish
ing; but on the creek all is activity for
the first time in ten years the gold out
put will increase from the usual aver
age of between $260,000 and $300,000 to
from $350,000 to $600,000. Clarence
Berry, on Eagle creek, Jenson and
Herrintou, on Mastodon creek; the
Mastodon Hydraulic company and P.
J. Anderson on the same creek, and.
Berry and Lamb on Mammoth, are all ;
working full blast and getting cleanups
away above all sanguine expectations.
Exceedingly rich in ore value is the
placer or stream tin that has been
found in the Hot Springs district. The
ore is a (iri oxide and is known as cas
sit ei ite, and contains a email percent
age of tungsten. Owiug to the peculiar
affinity of fiu and tungsten, the com
bination is very hard to separate;
bence the tungsten is a detriment to
instead of enhancing the value of the
ore, says an exchange. L. M. Drury>
Fairbanks assayer, recently made two
separate analyses ot the mineral, aud
both showed a value of 61 per cent
VVith the present market value of tin
47 cents a pound, the ore would aver
age well over $400 a ton in metal.
From this, of course, would bo sub
tracted the cost of freight and smelt
ing, which would leave a handsom?
revenue when mined in quantities.
KubyCityis on the south bank of
the Yukon, about 35 wiles bilow Fort
Gibbon, where Ruby creek enters the
river. Gold was found there sorno
years ago, but no great amount was
taken out. iiuby creek is short and
heads in a low range of slat'? hills.
Recently gold has been found ?l(^pg
the creek j on the slopes opp ?ifeRuby.
These creeks llow into the Solatna
river, which swings northeast and joins
the Yukon 30 miles or thereabout
above Ruby creek. Good pay has been
opeued on Long creek, Big Dome and
on Fox gulch. During the Mrst week
in July gold bearing quartz was found
on Ruby creek itself, one mile south of
P\> town. The vein was located by
Henry Mateon, M. B. Peterson and
Henry Weir. It is large and decom
posed on the surface, but yields gold
in the pan. As there has been no
thought of quartz, there is 110 powder
and drill steel in Ruby. The veiu has
only been opeued with picks and
shovels when sufficiently weathered. ?
Mining Scienco.
That Fairbanks, Alaska, is just en
tering what will prove to be the richest
gold producing period iu its history is
the expressed opinion of Joseph R.
Mathews, chief engineer of the North
ern Commercial Company. To assist
in testing the quartz around Fair
banks, Mr. Mathews said the citizens
bore the cost of constructing a small
stamp mill, in which miners could
have their ore crushed and tested.
''Out of 158 tons secured from ledges,
which were milled when I was ia
charge of the stamp," said Mr. Mat.
hews, "there was produced 815,091
worth of gold ore. That averages al
most $100 to the ton, and it must be
remembered that a considerable part of
the ore probably ran no more thau 88
or 89, so that much of it ran above $200
a ton. The people in the iuterior of
Alaska are sick aud tired of the coal
mines and carpet baggers in South
eastern Alaska. We would like to have
some mining legislation that would
prohibit locating claims by power of
attorney and prevent these associa
tions from getting all the ground."
Mr. Mathews says he visited the new
gold strike on Ruby and Long creeks,
about 100 miles down the Yukon from
Fort Gibbon, and that prospects wera
very bright. Anticipating a rush la
there this winter, he says the company
he represents has already established a
trading post on Ruby creek.

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