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The Douglas
VO.U-tt- _ ' DOUGLAS CITY VV# PftQADWELL,
Island News.
ALASKA, WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 18, L911 NO 47
I ARE YOU A STRANGER i
I IN TOWN? 1
If so, come in and get acquainted. We will be pleas
ed to show goods and quote prices whether you buy
or not. Our stock of Dry Goods, Mens' Furnish
i
ings, Shoes, Groceries, etc., is the largest, our goods
reliable and prices right. Any article proving un
satisfactory we will replace, or adjust to your satis
faction.
ALFRED BENJAMIN CLOTHING "
Our new Fall line of Suits and Overcoats is now ready
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for your inspection and selection. These clothes
are the highest grade custom made clothes in
America and retail at from $25 TO $50
If you are tall and slim, short and stout or of
regular build we have a suit to SUIT YOU
| B. n. Behrends Co., Inc. |
^ 'Phone IIJNFAI J AI ASKA -2
LODGE DIRECTORY.
K. of P.
The North Star Lodge, No. 2,
K. of P., meets every
J THURSDAY EVENING
t?t 8 o'clock in Odd Fellows Hull
C. M. SPORES. C. C.
CHAS. A. HOPP.Ji. of R. AS.
^?iitiu}? Knights invited.
Douglas Aerie, No. 117, F. O. E.
lleets second ?& fourth Wednesday Evenings
of each month
All visiting Brothers invited to attend.
M. S. HUDSON. W. P.
JOHN STOFT. Secretary
Qastineaux Lodge No. 124
F. & A. M.
. Lod^e meets second and fourth
Tuesdays of each monti..
JAMES CHRLSTOE, W. >1.
J. X. STOOD Y. Secy.
Alaska Lodge No. i, i. O. O. F,
Meets every Wednesday evening in Odd
Fellows Hall
Visiting brothers always welcome.
JOHN LI VIE. X. G.
MONTE BENSON. Rec. Sec'y.
Aurora Encampment No. i
meets at Odd Fellows' hall first and third
Saturdays, at s p.m.
Brothers of the Royal Purple are cordially
Invited.
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 GILLAM, Rec. Sec'y.
Auk Tribe No. 7,
Imp. 0. R. n.
MEETS EVERY MONDAY
EVENING at 8 o'clock
at Odd Fellows' Hall
Visitinjr Brothers Invited.
SAM KEIST, Sachem.
FRANCIS CORXWELL, C. of R.
Tread well 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.
K. McCOKMICK. Arctic Recorder
PROFESSIONAL
R. G. CLAY, D. D. S.
DENTIST
GOLD INLAYS A SPECIALTY
OPEN EVENINGS
Phone 3-S - DOUGLAS
Albert R. Sargeant, M. D.
GENERAL PRACTICE
Office? Third St., Opposite O'Connor's Store
Office Hours? 9 a. m. to 12m.; 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
Robert W. Jennings
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW
LEWIS BUILDING
The Northland
The Latest News, from Reliable
Sources, Concerning the Great
North, Condensed.
Information for Everybody.
Orchard ?was short in his a ccounts to
the extent of $12,508.
Alaska Indians are reviving the to
tem as a mark for graves.
A steamboat war exists on the Upper
Yukou, but the season is over.
Wm. Povvoll, a resident of At I in since
189S, died on the 9th inst. of heart
trouble. Ilis wife lives at Edgemoot,
S. D.
At a "measuring social," given for
the beueflt. of a Nome church, federal
Judge Aiurane was the tallest man
preseut.
A Seattle paper says that among the
passengers arriving there ou a steam
ship from Alaska, was a iive moose,
which is on its way to Madison Square
Garden, New York City.
The Nome Nuggot ? republican ?
complains bitterly that "hore in the
North, the political fence is built so
close to the plum tree, that the fruit
falls on the other side."
The admistrator of tho estate of j
Gustave Carson, who was electrocuted
in the signal house of the J. J. Sesuou
Co., at Nome, hii* entered auit against
the company for $10,000.
Carrie Sing Sang, an Eskimo woman
found guilty at. Nome of an assault
with a deadly, weapon, was seutenued
to two years at McNeils Island. Carrie ;
should have been landed in feiug Sing.
Marysville, is the name by which a
portiou of the townsite at Rainy Hol
low is known. In honor of the young
woman who is spending the winter at
the mines with her husband, Charles
A. Fagau.
Effective October 22nd, the White
Pass aud Yukon Route will inaugurate
a winter service, not to exceed three
days per week, which will contemplate
making connection with the stage aud
boat lines.
The military court in the Orchard
case brought in its finding on Friday,
October 6, and Lieut. Orchard was
ordered by telegraph to report to Fort
Lawton, aud Lieut. Ralph Drury was
detailed to accompany him there.
Bob Adams, one of the unknown
variety of fruit grafted upou the re
publican local tree duriug the last
campaign in the Nome District,, is out
after the Alaska Commissiouship for
the Panama Exposition, which, is good
for per. ? Nugget.
A deckhand from one of the river
boats was given a few hours shore leave
at Whitehorse. He accumulated two
bottles of champagne, one of whiskey,
a clock and a jag. He was allowed to
pay for the goods stoleu, but they
charged him a, tea. spot for the jpg.
WE ARE
* DOUOLAS AGENTS I
FOR If
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P.-I., Examiner* Chronicle, Star,
Times and Oregonian ?
^ We also carry the ?
J Leading Periodicals & Magazines ?
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| For NICE TABLETS and 5
FINE WRITING PAPER
WE ARE IT! |
^ Our line uf
J Cigars and Tobaccos ?
v Is the most complote in Alaska ^
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* Our Candies are Always Fresh! f
| We carry a fuil line of Fruit! |
(During the fruit season) >
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J All the LATEST S1.50 BOOKS!. J
,#) Crepe, 'tissue and Shelf Paper ^
Innnnin? mew? nm!
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A scaro was created in Nome upon
the arrival of the steamship Senator
with the yellow flag of the quarantine
flying aloft. The excitement was al- J
layed when it. was learned that the dis
ease was nothiug more than measles.
Two soldiers, who were among those
en route to Fort Gibbon, were affected
by the malady.
President Taft, when in Seattle, said
that he was still in favor of a govern- j
ment for Alaska by a 2ommission, par
tially appointive and the balance elec
tive. He also favored the 'easing of
i the Alaska coal lauds, claiming that
such a system would atti act cupital
and bring about the rapid develop
ment. of the Territory.
The most artistic piece of native
carving ever turned out by the Eski
mos belougs to Robert R. Zehner, the
jeweler, says the Nome Nugget, it is
the well known piece of art depicting
the great Japanese motto, "Hear no
Evil, Speak no Evil, See no Evil." The
workmanship of this particular carving |
is so perfect many ate inclined to
doubt it is the work of an Eskimo.
Ou tne morning of September 23rd ?
the tram car en route from Fiat. City
to lditarod City was held up by ten
masked men who ordered all on board
to hold up their -hands. The bandits
took possession of a strong box con
taining 833,000 in treasure aud ordered
the car to proceed. A hundred men
from Flat City turned out to scour the j
hills for the bandits. All the gold ex
ceptiug $182, belonging to the tram
company, was picked up near the
scene of the robbery. None of the
robbers was captured.
Nome. ? United States Marshal Pow
ell aud bis deputies raided the private
resort of Frank Hall, the noted gamb
lor, duriug the week, aud in addition to
Hall aud the four men who were caught
playiug pangingi, ten lookers-on were
arrested and takeu to the lock up, to
gether with chips, cards aud other evi
deuce. Iu the trial which follo*\k5d,
the defense held that the place in
which the rneu were arrested is the
warm storage warehouse of Hall, and
not a gambling resort, and the jury j
apparently viewed the "matter in the
same light. All the men were found
not guilty.
Bringing a tale of new islands off
the Alaskan coast, islands newly forged
in nature's workshop and thrust up
from the sea under the eyes of the
ship's compauy, Fred Schroeder, cap
tain of the schooner Elviera, steered
his vessel into Sau Francisco on Oct.
5, fresh from a sea otter huutiug cruise
in the Arctic. Schroeder said that as if
his vessel neared Bogoslav, an island
peak in Northern waters, a burst of 1
vapor rose above the island, sp. ashing i
the sky with bright colors. From the |
ascending cloud dust rained down i
upon the sea, stirring it to a toiling
mass, and as the vapor cleared, new <
laud was in sight. "Wrben it cooled i
off," said Schroeder, "there were four i
new islands. We could see tliem dis- i
tinctly,. but they quivered iu such a
strange way that -we did not attempt to i
approach them "
. 1. O'Connor
Ulbolesale and Retail
Dealer in
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f
wgetwiMN ?? ?
The Whitehorse Star says that fal
con Joslin is a "really live one."
Superintendent Ross Kinney, of the
Alaska road commission, who has been
engaged iu buildiug the Seward idita
rod trail, has returned to Seward,
briuging the report that the trail is all
ready for the snow ,*and that the trip
from Seward to the Iditarod may bo
made iu much better time than ever
bofoie. There are roadhour.es all the
way iu now, aud travelers will not be
obliged to camp out at any point.
Nome. ? There seems to be good j
foundation in fact for the report that a j
consolidation is pending which will
affect the three principal mining con
cerns of the district ? the Wild Goose
company, the Pioneer Mining company
and the Consolidated Dredging com
pany. Otlicials of the companies re
fuse to make statements, but not any
of them deuy the rumors outright.
Prior to the consolidation, the Pioneer
Mining company will distribute in the;
neighborhood of $250,000 in dividends.
The greater part of die stock of this i
company is held by Alaakaus aud for
mer Alaakaus who are now in the
States.
"in 1863, ni )ety per cent of the na
tive population of the West coasi of
Vancouver inland aud Southeast:
Alaska, and a? far west as Yakutat, !
were decimated by the ravages of small
pov," syys Dr. S. Hall Young, the vet
eran Alaska missionary, iu the Iditarod
Pioneer. "Whole villages were wiped
out of existence, only the decaying
totem poles aud crumbling buildings
and huts were left to tell the tale of
the awful scourge.7' In 1878, when Dr.
Young came to the Southeastern Alaska
coast, nearly all the native men were
pock-marked. The few white men.
scattered along the coa^t, when the j
plague came, fled iuto the wilderness
aud sustained themselves by hunting,
in order to escape the pestilence.
Uifford Pinchot, according to a
statement received iu Washington
from. his press agent, who accompanies
him, believes Secretary of the Interior ;
Fisher permitted himself to be misled ,
by Alaska Syndicate agents during his |
recent trip to the North, and because I
of Mr. Fisher's recent expressions
repudiating the Piuehot idea, a con
troversy more bitter eveu thau the
Kallinger-Pincbot conflict will take
place at Washington this wiuter. The
statement reads, in part, as follows: I
"It is now evident that word has been
passed along the line to all representa
tives of the Alaska Syndicate and of
the Federal administration to 'knock'
Alaska generally, to bear the value of ,
the coal, copper, timber, everything.
Men who a few months ago were expia
ting eloquently on the riches and pos
sibilities of Alaska, have suddenly be
gun to discover that there is nothing of
of value here. Ordinary facts of com
monest knowledge to all Alaska are
distorted with thia purpose. The 1
nation is well understood in Alaska,
? i
and it is so serious that it is realized
the whole Alaska controversy is about
to be precipitated in a form that may
outrival the bitterness of the 3alliu- j
Kev-Piueihot fight*"
Wo have heard of the man who rob
bed his ritfht pocket with his left hand
butChifina has him beat a city block
when it comes to a 9tingy man, says
the Leader. This man is very fond of
-good whisky if someone else psys for
it, but every Chrfttmas he treats him
self to a two gallon jug of the cheap
article. Being also lonely he has ac
quired the habit of talking to him<elf..
Every Sunday morning he bakes a
batch of bread that must last him the?
rest of the week, and along about Sun
day morning the bread gets pre-ty
stale but he b 'ibes himself to eat iu
Some neighbors passiug by his cabin
recently, heard him mumbliug to him-*
self, and knowing his pec lliarities
i watched him through the open door
and vouch for the following: Sitting:
at the table with nothing but stale*
bread he drew forth the treasured j'i?
which he bought last Christmas, and
pouring a brimming cup said to him
self: "Now old boy, if you will eat
this bread you may theu driuk this
whisky. All light partner, l'il d ) It.**
He then set to work and filled himself
full of the dry bread; then carefully
taking the cup, smelied of the bjver-.
a?e, but shaking his head addressed
the drink, saying, "you are good alt
right but cost too much money.**
Thereupon he poured the whisky bacif
into the jug, thus bribiug himseif an i
then beating himself out of the bribe^
"All aboard for the Fiat City
Special!" was the announcement mide,
at Iditarod, the last frontier camp o?
Alaska, a few days ago. It marked the*
completion of construction of the>
Farthest North railroad iu America,,
and the inauguration of passenger aui
freight service. The Flat City Special
runs from Iditarod to Flat' creek,
distance of seven miles. Located at a
place so inaccessible that the owners
have no fear of that baue of railroad
magnates iu the United States, the in%
ferstate commerce commUaiou, a fare?
of 83 one way and $5 for a round trip
is charged. The auriferous placer
mines will be worked out aud the rail*
road abandoned, it is believed, before*
the department officials will get there^
tape unwound and make a visit to tht*
place. The railroad is not an elaborv %
ate affair, nor are the cars furnished iu
the ornate manner that distinguishes!
the railroads operating between Seattle
aud poiuts to the Eaat aud South. Iu
fact, one might say, the Northern railt
road is slightly primitive. It ia con.
structed of wooden rails, laid ou ties
made of spruce logs, aud the cars arc*
opeu trucks made from the same kiu(J
of lumber with steel wheels, especially
imported from a Seattle foundry. Th$
locomotive is 17 mule power. Its in
auguration followed the driving of a
golden spike by Fred Wilson, one of
the owners, and a jovial celebration ou
the part of the spectators. Meals are
not served en route, except to tha
hardy animals which form the looorno'.
tive. The passengers content them
selves with a lunch takea iu their
pockets. The traiu makes the trip iq
less than two hours. Ou one occasion ^
it established a record by covt*ritjl<
seven miles iu an hour aud
quarters,
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