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VOL.. 13.
DOUGLAS CITY" ANTD CliBADWELiL,
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I WOOLTEX coats, I
' S"it-S and Skirts for Fall and Winter wear 2
are t lie Best ? for sale here exclusively. By 3
??: doing all your buying here you can depend
5: on getting the best that can be procured at 3
^ the price. Our well known reputation for
?E; Square Dealing, Relable Merchandise and 3
p- Moderate Prices gives you a Guarantee of 2
Absolute Satisfaction. 3
?E LARGEST VARIETY? SflALLEST PRICES 2
2? The Best fs None to Good.
| WOMEN'S UNDERWEAR 3
^ In all weights and prices? Cotton, Cotton and ^
^ Wool, Wool, Silk and Wool. Separate Garments ^
or I n ion Suits. ^
| M'CALL PATTERNS I
^ Are easiest to use. Try them ? 10 and 15 cents a ^
copy. McC 'all's Magazine for November 5 cents. ^5
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| B. n. Behrends Co., Inc. 1
^ 'Phone 5 JUNEAU. ALASKA %
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LODGE DIRECTORY.
K. of P.
The North Star Lodge, No. 2,
K. of P., meets every
, THURSDAY EVENING
at S o'clock ii? Odd Fellows Hnll
C. M. SPOKES. C. C.
CHAS. A.HOPP, K. of K. AS.
Knitfh*s invited.
Douglas Aerie, No. 117. F- O. E.
Meet* second ?& fourth Wednesday Evenings
of each month
All visiting Brothers invited touttend.
M. S. HUDSON, V. P.
JOHN STOFT. Secretary
Gastineaux Lodge No. 124
F. & A. M.
. Lod^e meets second ami fourth
Tuesdays of each moul> .
JAMES CHKISTOE, W. M.
J. STOOD Y. Secy.
Alaska Lodge No. i, I. 0. 0. F,
Meets' every Wednesday evening in Odd
Fellows Hall
Visiting brothers always welcome.
JOHN LIVIE. N. G.
MONTE BENSON. Kec. See'y.
Aurora Encampment Mo. i
meets at Odd Fellows' hull first and third
Saturdays, at S p. in.
Brothers of the Royal Purple are cordially
invited.
L. W. KILBURN, C. P.
J. H. McDONALD. Scril>e.
Northern Light Rebekah Lodge INo. i
meets at 0?ld Fellows' hall second and fourth
Saturdays. ?
Visitors are cordially Invited.
ANNA ZIMMERMAN. N. G.
IRENE Gil LAM. Rec. Sec'y.
Auk Tribe No. 7,
Imp. 0. R. n.
MEETS EVERY MONDAY
EVEN ING at 8 o'clock
nt Odd Fellows' Hall
Visiting Brothers Invited.
' j SAM KEIST, Sachem.
^ FRANCIS CORNWELL, C. of K.
Treadwell Carr.p No. 14, A. B.
ARJDTIC 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 INLAYS A SPECIALTY
OfJEN EVENINGS
Phone 8-S - DOUGLAS
Albert R. Sargeant, M. D.
GENERAL PRACTICE
Office? Third St., Opposite O'Connor's Store
Office Hours? 9 a. m. to 12 m.; 1 p. m.
to 5 p. 111.; 7 p. m. to 9 p.m.
Telephones ? Office 3-2; Residence 5-2-2
Eyes Tested and Glasses Fitted
Robert W. Jennings
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW
LEWIS BUILDING
JuncuuN ? ?* Alasku
I he Northland
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The Latest News, from Reliable
Sources, Concerning the Great
North, Condensed.
Information for Everybody.
I'rovisious are short in the Charnle
lar.
Ira H King is now town treasurer of
Haines.
UubyCity will have two newspapers
j tbis winter.
The houses in Priuce ttupert are be
ing numbered.
Governor Clark says there is nothing
wrong at Mt./J'abor.
The Wrangell Seutinel reports that
deer are pleutiful on Admiralty island.
The Ketchikan sawmill burned on
the 14th. The loss is estimated at
$00,000.
The completion of the fiiih census
reveals the population of Canada as
8,000,000.
Our Cauadian neighbors will observe
October 30rh as a day of general
thanksgiving.
A subscriber for tho Tacoma Tri
bune, who lives at Chicken, Alaska,
pays for bis paper iu gold du.st.
Ruby City has now a solidly built
Frout street runuing half a mile along
the bank of the Yukon aud built on
| both sides.
Captain Taafn, of the wrecked
steamship Ramona, wan giveu a six
months vaction as a penalty for un
skillful navigation.
Alaskans who visit Seattle should be
on the lookout. A burglar robbed
| three stores there last week, and got $2
in cash and a watch chain.
Capt. Frank Daniols, who put the
big frieghter Edith ashore on Level
island, has beeu put to the bad for two
months. The charge was bad uaviga- !
tion.
Heavy rains have nearly destroyed
! the-government road from Haines to
Porcupine. Trees and big boulders have
beeu washed into the road bed in many
places.
Rumor has it that the Alaska Steam
ship Co., the Alaska Pacific Steamship
' Co. and the Northern Pacific Steam
I ship Co. are soon to be merged into one
big thing.
A term of the district court, Judge
Cushman presiding, is called to con
| vene in Seward, beginning February
1 13, 1912, and continuing as long there
after as the public interest may re
j quire.
In the near vicinity of CJyak, on Ko
diak island, two miners have uncover
ed placer diggings which may prove,
j upon development^! vast importance,
and add another gold camp to the many
1 established ones.
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Times and Oregonian '*
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lnnoko is about to joiu the ranks of
the other Alaskan communities where
the quartz mining industry is making
a start, for its first stamp mill is to be
landed this fall, say recent arrivals!
from the lower country.
?4
A Daw.-on politician, in a lottor to (
the VVhjtehorse Star, makes a state- i ,
ment which might be applied to Alaska
with some degree of Beu^e: "This ter- ;
ritory cannot afford to fight the gov- ,
eminent which sustains it." (
The Fairbanks Commercial Club has
<leci<k"l to implore the next Con- '
gress to appropriate annually for the
next, live years, one million dollars a i
year, for improvements, construction I
Bud maintenance of roads in Alaska. 1
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Considerable excitement prevails at
Sitka over what is believed to be a rich 1
gold strike made by a party of Indians 1
somewhere on Peril Straits last week. '
The Indians, among whom was Ru (
dolph Walden, who owns a curio storo ^
at Sitka, attempted to keep the matter 1 |
a secret, but rumors of a strike became 1
rife, and when the Indians left in a gas
boat with Superintendent Bridgeman,|(
of the Sheldon Jackson Mission, a 1
number of other gas boats followed. ?
Dispatch. ,
Twenty ptarmigan captured at sea in *
waters off the Alaskan coast are on '
their way to Uuldeu Gate park, in San *
Francisco. J. VV. Williamson, 3148 i
Fultou street, San Francisco, has the 1
birds in charge. They will be set free *
in the big park. The birds alighted . 1
aboard a steamship on which Mr. Will- '
iamson was a passenger from St. *
Michael to Nome. They were appar -
ently bewildered s and would not be 1
driven off the vessel. Twenty-five *
were captured and twenty are living f
now. *
An examination of the hull of the
steamship Editb, of the Alaska Steam- \
ship company, disclosos the fact, that i
the vessel has been badly damaged by t
her mishap in Sumner strait. Nearly {
a dozen of her plates have buckled, J
and probably will have to be replaced, s
The steamship was also badly dam- c
aged at the bow when she plowed her c
wny into the shore of Level island, t
The vessel had a cargo of GO, 000 cases 3
of canned salmon, which undoubtedly t
made her mishap more serious than if t
she had been light when she grounded, t
Y
Frauk Mauley recently arrived at :
Skagway from the Iditarod where he *
has beeu operating on Flat creek. In **
speaking of tho conditions in the Idita
rod district, Mr. Manley said that there ?
were only two creeks"*, Flat and Otter, 1
that were yieldiug this year and they ! f
would probably put out from $3,500,000 v
to ?4,000,000 this year. Iditarod City 1
now has about 500 or 600 population, 1 1
and Flat City is practically dead, most t
of the inhabitants having gone either 1
to Ruby City or Good News bay. It is t
Mr. Mauley's opinion that the Iditarod ?
district will be the greatest quartz , 1
camp in Alaska, although very little 1
prospecting for quartz has been done, \
but in almost every out which has been t
made in the heads of the creeks, i
j stringers of free gold has been . (
! disclosed, and it is only a matter of j 1
I Uucve until good ledges are found, ' \
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(Uftolesale and Retail
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Dealer in
$ei
Clyde B. Guptill, agent for the
Alaska Steamship company, at Skag
way, was found last, Thursday morning
lying in 'the rear of the office in a
poolof blood, with his skull crushed.
Later Lionel E. Berriman, Mr. Gup
fill's assistant, was arrested for the
'
deed. At last accounts Guptil was
srill unconcsious, with small hopes of
his recovery. If robbery was the in
rent of the deed, it was. unsuccessful
is the safe was found lockod and the
jonrents unmolested. Berriman has
been discharged because of insufficient
evidence to bind him over.
j
While walking the beach at Katalla j
iear tho midnight hour, the weather |
being cold aud rainy, VV. E. Smylhe,
he representative of the Scripps Ivlc- j
fvae Press association, which news or :
jauizafion sont broadcast from Wash- '
ngton tho famous "Dick to-Dick" fake
itory, said to Governor Clark: "I- ami
Jonviuced of two thiugs, governor.
L^irst, that the Guggunhoiins did not
ieek to gain control of Controller bay."
Smytho hesitated a moment. "And
second?" queried the governor. "Seo
>ud, that the damned bay isn't worth
:on trolling." ? Seward Gateway.
Officers of the revenue cutter ser
vice who have spent the summer 1n the
mnual patroJ of Bering sea, uuder
aken for tho protection of the sealing
jord, report a pitiable condition exist
ng among the natives of the Aleutian
slands. There has been a great scarc
ty of food for several years past, and
is a result of low diet and insufficient
lourishmeut disease of various kiuds
- makiug fearful ravages among them.
Chese officers state that unless food
iiid medical attendance is furnished
hem, ou many islands the entire na
ive population will probably be ox
,iuct before loug.
The big cannery ship A. .1. Fuller,
vhich arrived from Uyak, Kodiak !
slaud, a few days ago, won the distiuc
, ion yesterday of having I he biggest
jay roll so far this season, says the
?.-I. When the shipping commis
lioners at the Colman dock yesterday
jompletod their work of paying off the i
jrew and fishermen who were with the i
ressel during the summer a total of i
>23,900 had been paid out. There were
ifty-nine mon, including members of i
he crew and fishermen, and they aver
iged about $500 each. The niueteeu i
non on the tug Shelikof, which came
rom the same cannery averaged about
5400 apiece.
Bringing the thrilling details of an j
sxplosion at sea, as a result of which ;
ier chief engineer was terribly burned
ibout the face and hands, her eugine i
vrecked and the vessel left to drift |-i
lelplessly off the North Pacific coast,
he power schooner Bender Brothers, <
>f Seattle, Capt. Louis Knaflisch, ar
?ived at Port Townseud yesterday in i
ow of the life-saving tug Suohomish,
says the P.-I. The Beuder Brothers,
jound from Nome and ports on the
Suskokwim river, was completing a
royage fraught with difficulties and
;rying experiences. When 180 miles
:rom Cape Flattery her gasoline engine
exploded, injuring her chief engiueer
ind leaving her at the mercy of a j
[\eavy gale, , '
The term of the district court at
Fairbanks this winter bids fair to bo
a record-breaker in the matter of mur
der cased. At present there are six
meu in jail on the charge of murder.
These are Willjaui Geise, charged with
the murder of Boyd, a soldier at Gib
bon a year ago last April; Robert John,
charged with the murder ot' William A,
Clark, a Chandelar prospector, more
than two years ago; John Cooper, held
to answer for the murder of William
Wimbisch ou Gilmore creek, last No
vember; Borisia Rokocevioh, who shot
Fred Sailers, in the Imperial cigar
store last spring, and Roy Davis aud
Michael Joseph Sullivan, charged with
having murdered Duncan Angus at
the Hot Springs last mouth.
One of the most important recent
discoveries is thai of large deposits of
iron ore in the neighborhood of Sel
dovia, Alaska. It would be even more
important, however, had the discovery
been made anywhere else ou the Pa
cific coast, rather than in Alaska. This
is not because the ore is not as valua
ble there as elsewhere, but because,
under conditions as they now exist,
the opportunities for the utilization of
any important discovery of the kind
ai e probably less in Alaska than else
where in the world. Until there is fur
ther legislation, or at least until the
present laws of Congress are permitted
to operate in Alaska, there cau bo little
utilization of natural resources aad
capital is repelled from auy invest
ment there.
Governor Clark, speakiug of the
needs of the territory for certain local
legislation, shows how the commerce
of the territory was seriously impaired
and the lives of the people jeopardized
during the past summer because of
absence of auy quarantine laws during
an outbreak of smallpox. Congress
has not given the simple, elementary
means of protetion such as is enjoyed
by every other people in the civilized
world. Again, there are mauy private
banks uow operated iu the territory
absolutely without auy form of gov
ernment supervision. There is not a
single liue on the statute book s rela
tive to the conduct of banking in the
territory. Neither is there auy code of
health laws and regulations such a9
cither communities have.
Bernard S. Rodey, United States dis
trict attorney at Nome, who is now in
Seattle, was one of the first advocates,
if not the originator, of the latest and
most striking plan for the regulation
of trusts and the sale of trust con
trolled products ? a court of maximum
prices. Mr. Rodey was delegate in
Congress from New Mexico from 1900
to 190G. Later he was Federal judge
in Porto Rico and a little more than a
year ago was appointed United States
attornay at Nome. Judge Rodey is
one of the best informed men on terri
torial law iu the country. More thau
a year ago he wrote an article on the
court of maximum prices and circula
ted it privately. Recently the plan
which he advocated then and which
had been in his mind for yeara, has
attracted national attention.

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