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DOUGLAS OITV AND FREADWELL, Island News. W). 7 | JANUARY SALE NOW ON J ^ Following our annual custom of disposing of all ^ ^ broken lines, and articles we are overstocked with, we 3 ^ again give you an opportunity to save money. You 3 ^ will find everything as represented. 2 Muslin Underwear ^ 22 Our entire stock of Muslin Underwear goes on ^ sale at 20 per cent reduction 3 ^ Corset Covers, Night Gowns, Drawers, ^ Cliemise, Princess Slips, Skirts 3 ^ 50c values, 2 for 75c, 75c values for 60c ? ^ ^ $1.00 values for 75c, $1.50 values for ^ $1.15, $2.00 values for $1.50, $3.00 3 ^ values lor $2.25, $4.00 values for 3 $3.00 if I B. n. Behrends Co., Inc. I E 'Phone 5 JUNEAU. ALASKA 3 i?iUiUiUiUiUiUiUiUiUiUiU$iUiUiUiUiUiUiUiUiUiUittiUiU^ LODGE DIRECTORY. K. of P. The North Star Lodge, No. 2. K. of P., meets every TffCRSDAY KY-ENING at 8 o'clock in Odd Fellows Hnll C. M. SPOKES. ?. C. CHAS.A.HOPP. K. of R. & S. Vtsitinjr Kuitrhts invited, Douglas Aerie, No. 117* F- E. Mecti?ocon^.A fourth Wednesday Evenings of each month A.'II visfrtmjr K?r?<iers Invited to attend. J. F. McDONALD, W. P. FRAJIK HUMFREY. Secretary. Gastineaux Lodge No. 124 F. & A. M. Lod^e meets second and fourth ^Tuesdays of each monvL. ^ -JAMES DANIELS W. M. J. N.5TOODV. Secy. Alaska Lodge No. i, i. 0. 0. F, Meets everv Wednesday evening In Odd Fellows Hall Visit iu*: brothers always welcome. JOHN R. "SCOTT, N. G. MEKL F. THOMAS, Rec. See'y. Aurora Encampment No. 1 meets at Odd Fellows' hall first and third Saturdays, at 8 p.m. Brothers of tlte Royal Purple are ccrdially invited. L. W. KILBURN, C. P. J. H. McDONALD. Scribe. Northern Light Rebekah Lodge No. 1 meets at Odd Fellows' hall second and fourth Saturdays. _ ? Visitors are cordially invited. ANNA ZIMMERMAN. N. G. IRENE G1LLAM, Rec. Sec'y. Auk Tribe No. 7, Imp. 0. R. n. MEETS EVERY MONDAY EVEN 1NG at 8 o'clock at Odd Fellows' Hall Visiting Brotbers Invited. WILLIAM McCOEMICK, Sachem. FRANCIS CORNWALL, C. of R. Tread well Camp No. 14, A. B. ARCTIC BROTHERS MEET SJiCOND AND FOURTH TUESDAYS at 8 p.m. at A.B. hall. C. E. BjuNNETT, Arctic Chief. R. McCORMICK. Arctic Recorder; PROFESSIONAL R. G. CLAY, D. D. S. DENTIST GOLD INLAYS A SPECIALTY OPEN EVENINGS Phone 3-8 - DOUGLAS Albert R. Sargeant, 1VL 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. m.; 7. p. m. to 9 p. m. Telephones ? Office 5-2; Residence 5-2-2 Eyes Tested and Qlasscs Fitted Robert W. Jennings ATTORNEY-AT-LAW LEWIS BUILDING f ~ Alaska The Northiand: The Latest News, from Reliable Sources, Concerning the Great North, Condensed. Information for Everybody.! "Be sure your sins will find you out." ? Juneau Grand Jury. . A coal famine is feared at Nome, where the supply is running short. The Disstons are still telling of the wonderful things which they "saw" in the North. Harry St. Clair, a roadhouee keeper at Girdwood, dropped dead of heart j failure ou December 15th. B. M. Behreuds, the pioneer banker of Alaska, has gone to California with his family for a few months vacation. A Juneau rounder thrown in jai vented his rage by pokiug the windows out, aud nearly froze to cteath by morn- : iug. i A lawyer and a preacher were chosen I to represent Seward at I he Valdez Har- j I mony convention. The rest of the ! folks were busy. i The total pack of Alaska salmon last ! season aggregated 2,821,317 cases, valued at about $14,830,932, or the larg est pack recorded iu the past ten years* ! Ira E. Tucker, Frank Howe and C. P Hilton, Montana ranchers, after spend ing some time at Juneau, announce ' that Southeastern Alaska is ouly good to raise goats. Anyhow Alaska got fourth place a9 a j gold producer iD 191 J. Given the right i kind of government and Alaska will : take first place every year for some time to come. ? Ex. An output of .$5,000,600 in placer gold and about $500,000 in quartz from the I Fairbanks district next spring is tbe prediction made by Louis K. Pratt, au attorney from Fairbanks. E. C. Hawk?n?, who for the past four years has been chief engineer in charge ? of construction of the Copper River & Northwestern Ry., says that no more j work is planued in that section for at ! least four or five years. A. N. C. Treadgold, backed by an ! $8,000,000 company, is said to have j acquired upwards of 100 miles of creek : and hill properties iu the Klondike, estimated to contain in virgin gold $50,000,000 to $100,000,000. Tbe townsite survey investigation at | Wrangell resulted in the discovery that the job was poorly done, aud it is very probable that the survey will be thrown out by the special representative of the general laud office. The surveyors refused to testify iu their own behalf j Frank Joaquim, agent of the Kusko kwim Commercial Co., at Tacotna, reached Seward on the 29th ult., with j ' 100 pounds of gold dust, enroute to Seattle. E. T. AlcNally, agent of the j Alaska Commercial Co., at Susitua, brought fifty pounds of. dust. * * * ? WE ARE <* 1 DOUGLAS AGENTS | FOR * ? P.-I., Examiner, Chronicle, Star, ?v A Times and Oregonian ^ We also carry the J Leading -Periodicals & Magazines | For NICE TABLETS and FINE WRITING PAPER WE ARE IT! $ Our line uf $ Cigars and Tobaccos "fr Is the most complete in Alaska | t J Onr Candies are Always Fresh! | We carry a full line of Fruit! (During the fruit season) ? All the LATEST $1.50 BOOKS! ft ^ Crepe, Tissue and Shelf Paper ? ! DOUGLAS NEWS DEPOT I * <r & * 4tI balieve the best solution of the I Alaskan problom would be for the i I TJuited States government. to take hold of the transportation question itself and build a truuk railroad it) the dis trict of Alaska or back its building." ? Senator Wesley L. Jones, of Washing ton. A small box of books was shipped ! from Whitehorse to Skagway two weeks ago, enroute to Cardiff, Wales. The freight over the White Pass rail way, a distance of 110 miles, was eiuh?y j cents more than from Skagway to Car diff, a distance of 7.000 miles. ? White- i torse Star. The *fcody of Mike Jacobson was found in a deserted cabin at the head of Duircan canal on December 21st. The Wrangell Sentinel says that Jacob son is the seventh man to be lost from two to ten days in the country about Duncan caual in the last ten years, four of them dying. The Fairbanks Commercial Club, through its president, R. S. McDonald, has endorsed the Seattle-Alaska bureau of the new Chamber of Commerce, and has furnished that organization with the inside information that, the great-est n orfi of Alaska is good roads ? espec ially in thevicinfty of Fairbanks. In a blinding snow storm which i swept down the Copper river on the! 2nd inst., obscuring tracks ten feet dis- [ tant, the rotary suow plow attached to ! the regular passenger train on the ! Copper River & Northwestern fell j through a burning bridge at mile seventy-five, killing Engineer John K. Reed and severely bruising the firemau and pilot. Three Seattle firms have been i pinched by the Washington state pure : food commission for alleged violations of the pure food law in the shipment of goods to Alaska. Fisher Bros., mis branded olive oil sent to Cordova; Kreiisheimers sent impure Jamaica I giuger to Wrangell, aud Schwabachers shipped adulerated vanilla to -Cordova, ! so it is alleged. "The American people have no con- 1 ception of the great wealth of Alaska. ' It is almost beyond human compre-j hension and the couutry is so vast that even we who live there have only a vague idea of its greatness.1' This was the statement of J. C. Brown, a mil lionaire of Nome, who had the exper ience of taking ?865,000 worth of gold out of his own mine near Nome in ten \ days. Advices were received by wire today from Stewart City to the effect that Jack McCrimmon found on Barker) creek a nugget weighing eighty-four ounces and three peunyweights. This would make the value of the nugget, in round numbers, if pure gold and if estimated at 816 an ounce, more than $1,400. It is not stated whether or not there is any quartz in this nugget. The largest pure gold nugget ever found in j this camp was the large flat specimen from No. 10, French gulch, it was held i here for a long time by J. L. Sale & Co., t aud Anally sold by them to Frank Berry, who took it outside. It con tained gold to the value of more than ' '1 J m. 3. O'Connor Wholesale anfl Retail I Dealer in i ? ! general merchandise The reveuue cutter Grant found her last Testing place on White Rocks point at the north end of Banks island, j near Prince Rupert, where she was pounded to peices recently during a storm. She was employed as a fishing boat in the service of the Sau Juan Fishing and Packing Co., of Seattle. Her crew of forty men were ; rescued by the fisheries protection steamer Falcon, and taken to Prince Rupert. If plans of the officials of the Alaska 1 Steamship company carry next sum-; mer will see the greatest tourist travel J to Alaska iu the history of the torri- j tory. Following an extensive cam- ; paign of publicity new agencies iu all i of the leading cities of the East aud j Middle West are'to b<? established aud | the resources, possibilities and the ! scenic value of the North will be described. The Seattle Post-Iutelligencer, of December 30th, % says: "The United States revenue cutter Rush, which has been lying iu Seattle harbor siuce her ' return from Bering sea, is scheduled to i sail for her station at Juneau today, j The vessel has undergone extensive re pairs at the Morau shipbuilding yards, and is now in excellent condition for duty on the Alaska coast. The Rush spent the summer patrol Hug the ^Prloi lof islands, in Bering sea. The greater part of the repairs to the vessel were done in her engine room. She is in command of Captaiu Ben M. Christ well." The collie dog belonging to Warden; Bailey has made the hit of bis life, i Yesterday, iMr. Bailey's little daughter, ! Moya Bailey, was out coasting near her home. She was sliding ou Sixth aveuue in the neighborhood of Kays i creek. All at once, the sled started to j slide so fast that she lost control. The , collio was romping along enjoying Christmas in a most ferveut fashion. The child ou the whizzing aled was heading straight for a place where the ground had a fall of about 20 feet ? possibly more. The collie scented danger ? and possibly he didn't. At any rate, he seized the little one's dress between his teeth, and then backed up. The sled flew ahead, and vauished over the edge of the drop. That collie isn't doing a thing to turkey drum sticks and such things today. ? Prince Rupert Empire. The materials from which Portlaud cement is made contain calcium, silica and alumina; itu essential elements. The raw materials .also contain small quantities of iron and magnesia in some form. The materials are erushed and ground, mixed in the proper pro portions and burned at a high tempera ture to a hard clinker, which iuturn is ground to a fine powder. Usually dur ing the grinding of the clinker a small quantity of gypsum is added to retard j the action of the cement and otherwise improve its quality. Concrete is made ? by mixiug cement with sand, broken stone, gravel or slag and water. Rein forced concrete is that in which steel! iu some shape is placed to withstand the stresses to which the body is sub jected. The steel may be of rods possessing various shapes, frames or ,wtee .Dxeah lMiniijg Science. C. M. Summers, former president rf the First National fcauk, of Juneau, was indicted hy the federal grand rjurr last week, ou fifty-four couuta, charg ing him with fraud while at tfbe'head dt the bank's affairs. S. G. Holt, former ly cashier of the bank, was also in dicted. Summers has been granted * change of venue, and his trial wit come up in May at Ketchikaa. 4'Yoa may not have noticed it," aaiC Bert Collins, traveling passenger agetft for the Canadian Pacific, **bat there ic a saying that when one gets -to Seattle he "has gone as far west as he can get in Uncle Sam's dominions and not wet his feet. There is nothing more ab surd. As a matter of fact, he has gone ouly*gone half way across the iHJcitefl States territory in America. Take ?your map of the United States aufi Alabka, and .you will 6ee that, measur ing from the extreme portion of Maine to the out.ter edge of the Aleutiau islands, Seattle is only half-way to the western limits of Alaska, or IJniteE States territory."" We now have before Uts the early pos sibility of an anuual gold output for the world valued at $500,()OO,00Q; some thing that could |hardly have beee dreamed of fifteen or even -ten yeace ago. The production for 1911 will probably approach ?161,000,000. Many are apt to wonder when the maximum will be reached, and the auswer ui;yc be expected to come from the Traus vaaL, which is by loug odds the chio? sponsor for the advance of the last few years. The United States shows na sign of any marked gain; ;ite (produc tion may be fairly uniform for several years, in the light of present indica tions. Other countries are iu a similar bjtuation, although Canada, by reason of the discoveries iu the Porcupiue district, will probably begin within ^ year or two to add a larger quoUi to the world's supply. And of course there is the ever-preseut possibility that eu< tirely new districts of the bonanza order may be 'forthcoming. ? Mining Science. W. G. Stegman, of tbe 'Junem. inde pendent assay office, is accredited with the report of a discovery of platinum within this section of Alaska, says the Juueau Dispatch. Mr. Stegmau ami his associates have secured holdings ou these placer grounds. .The platinuip shows in very appreciable jquantities ia the pannings made <by Mr. Stegmaij, showing by the,pan tests as .very con vincing evideuee of more than ordin ary valuation in platinum and proba bly irridium, the latter element uow being tested by him. Mr. Stegman ht*s not been hasty in an nonuuiog all this to the public, but rather on the quie^ as until he felt quite -sure of result#, tie verified his determinations tys laboratory results and now : feels free to admit his important discovery. Mr. Stegman does not state at what par ticular place the discovery was made enly that the place is not lesa distant than fifty or sixty miles from Joiuie?.. Alaska. A more complete sfcatesaenfc will be given soon, which ui;iy (fee # additional interest to the jfciuu# .Hjorld.