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The Douglas
Island News.
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^ 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
K. of P.
The North Star Lodge, No. 2.
K. of P., meets every
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.
Gastineaux Lodge No. 124
F. & A. M.
Lod^e meets second and fourth
^Tuesdays of each monvL.
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.
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
J. H. McDONALD. Scribe.
Northern Light Rebekah Lodge No. 1
meets at Odd Fellows' hall second and fourth
Saturdays. _ ?
Visitors are cordially invited.
IRENE G1LLAM, Rec. Sec'y.
Auk Tribe No. 7,
Imp. 0. R. n.
EVEN 1NG at 8 o'clock
at Odd Fellows' Hall
Visiting Brotbers Invited.
Tread well Camp No. 14, A. B.
FOURTH TUESDAYS at 8 p.m. at A.B. hall.
C. E. BjuNNETT, Arctic Chief.
R. McCORMICK. Arctic Recorder;
R. G. CLAY, D. D. S.
Phone 3-8 - DOUGLAS
Albert R. Sargeant, 1VL 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. m. to 9 p. m.
Telephones ? Office 5-2; Residence 5-2-2
Eyes Tested and Qlasscs Fitted
Robert W. Jennings
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- :
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.
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 <*
P.-I., Examiner, Chronicle, Star,
?v A
Times and Oregonian
^ We also carry the
J Leading -Periodicals & Magazines
Our line uf
$ Cigars and Tobaccos
"fr Is the most complete in Alaska
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J Onr Candies are Always Fresh!
| We carry a full line of Fruit!
(During the fruit season)
All the LATEST $1.50 BOOKS!
^ Crepe, Tissue and Shelf Paper ?
* <r & *
4tI balieve the best solution of the I
Alaskan problom would be for the 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
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 \
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 '
m. 3. O'Connor
Wholesale anfl Retail
I Dealer in
! general
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
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
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
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
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#

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