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The Douglas Island News.
' * ?? ^ . . . . ? , V VOL. 15. DOUGLAS CITV AND TREADWELL, ALASKA. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, L912 NOJl | Wooltex Coats f ? GIVE SATISFACTION AND ARE THE BEST ^ % TAILORED GARMENTS at MODERATE COST J gz \ \ J E are showing: a big; range of colors and 3 * * styles of these famous Coats in Fancy ^ ^ Mixed Tweeds, Chinchellas, Serges, Zebelines, ^ ^ Cheviots, etc., and feel confident that we can suit ^ ^ you. If you have not already bought your Winter 12 Coat, why not come in and see our stock of these beautifully made garments before purchasing. fJS H REMEMBER j ^ that Wooltex Coats give two seasons satisfactory ^ wear. Priced from I <$20.00 to 337.SO I I B. n. Behrends Co., Inc. 1 r; 'Phone 5 JUNEAU. ALASKA i? LODGE DIRECTORY. K. of P. The North Star Lodge, No. K. of P_, meets emery THURSDAY EVENING at 8 o'clock in .V. 1^. C. H?fl V. J. Kl'KIN. C. ?. CH1S.A.HOPP, K. of K. Jt S. , Suiting Knichts invited. Gastfnenux Ledge No. 124 F, & A. M. Lud^v wwts second ami fourth Tuesdays of each month. f AMES OANIE&S, W. M. iV STOOD l', Secy Alaska Lodge No. 1, i* 0. 0? F , Meets every Wednesday weeing in OAi Fertews Hall Visiting brothers Alnsvs welcome. MONTE BEN SON, N. <*. UfiRL F. THOMAS. Rec. Sec'y. Aurora Encampment No. s ?sects at Odd Fellows' Kail first and third Thursdays at 8 p.o. Brothers of the Royal Piirvte are cordially (nvited, CH AS. STITiiS, C. P. HUGH McRAE, Scribe. Northern Lfgtot Ketoekah Lodge No. t ? meets at Odd Fellows' mill second and fourth Thursdays. Visitors are cordially invited. MARIE W KISS, N. O. GERTRUDE LA UGH LIN. Secretory. Auk Tribe No. 7, Imp. O. R. n. \ MEETS EVERY MONDAY fl EVENING at 8 o'clock at Odd Fellows' Hall Visitinpr Brothers Invited. CilAS. P. OSTKRliERGr, JR., Sachem. FRANCIS CORN WELL. C. of R. Tread well Camp No. 14, A. ARCTIC BROTHERS MEKT EVERY TUES DAY at 8 p.m. at A. L. U. hall. C. E. BENNETT. Arctic Chief. R. McCOKMICK. Arctic Recorder ? PROFESSIONAL Albert R. Sargeant, M. D. GENERAL PRACTICE Office? O'Connor Building, Third Street 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 Glasses Fitted DR. C C. FINLEY DENTIST Office in the O'Connor Building Third Street Phone 5-2 Open Evenings. Dr. De Piperno R. Hector Regular Physician and Surgeon American, French, Italian and Spanish Authorized to practice in Alaska and Outside Roentgen Rays and Medical Electricity used when needed OFFICE D STREET DOUGLAS, ALASKA Phone S*S Robert W. Jennings ATTORNEY-AT-LAW LEWIS BUILDING iu. ? ? Alaska The Northland! The latest News, from Reliable Sources, Concerning the Gr^at North, Condensed. i Information for Everybody. Seer made in a church id advertised by a Juneati saloon keeper. The city of Juaeau witt attempt to ! acquire title to the tide lands. Au apple kept iu a Nome cellar for three years was found to bo fresb and Juicy. 1 The steamship Admiral Stimpson has been placed on the Seattle Sau L<Yau j oisoo run for the winter. Midnight Sun Rebekaii Lodge No. 5, l was recently instituted at Nome with a membership of thirty live. Craig, the largest town on the West Coast, gave Thompson, its candidate for the legislature, 64 votes. The Alaska salmou pac& for the past season amounted to a total of 3,000,000 cases, the largest iu ten years. Alice Abrahams^ Skagway girl wbo is attending school iu Seattle, was struck by a street, car aud badly in j jured. ; The Yukon government ha9 recently! I placed two new chemical fire engines, ' one at Carcross and one Wijibe* horse. Now that Alaska has home rules ttrey are talking dowu at Washington <5? giving complete iudepeudeuce to the j ?Jhilippines. A Juneau resident awoko one morn i ing last week and found a stratsger in : his front yard busily eugsged in ing a stable. E. R. Stivers, the Nome csau wbo cot 1 a bone iu his threat nod for some time I got his breath through a silver tube? has recovered. The editor of the S&wgway Alaskan i brands the stories circulated about the | shifting of the ^apatt curreut as fakes. ! He donH believe it. It is announced that ocean-to-ocean ! travel will begin over the Grand Trunk Pacific railway next year. Six thou sand men are now employed. It is reported that Sam C. Orchard will be paroled. Orchard embezcled 637,000 of the Alaska road commission funds aud was senteuced to serve three years. George Kostrometiuoff, a resident of Sitka when Alaska was formally turned i over to the United States, has recently been ordained a priest of the Russian church. A member of the Alaska railroad commission who came North last sum mer loaded with furs and heavy clothing, was surprised some when he | found sweet peas and pansies blooming i in the gardens north of the Arctic I i circle. ** WE ARE J 1 DOUGLAS AGENTS I FOR J ? P.*4.vExamIner, Chronicle, Star, Tfcnes and OregonlaM We also carry t be leading Periodicals ? Magazines ^ For NICE TABLETS and | FINE WRITING PAPER ? WE ARE IT! ? Our line o< vr I W J Cigars and Tobaccos J "fv Is the most complete in Alaska v> , <: ???' ? m II ??>???> ujummm-uib ^ ? ;g, * Our Candief are Always Fresh! ? ?t' ^ i * We carry a t'uIS line of Fruitl * (During: the fruit season) ?j # SI ?i " * ? ? ' * 5 All the LATEST $1.50 BOOKS'! J j 4* & Crepe, Tissue and Shelf Paper ? i 4A df, 1 <i nnnni an airum hrnAT 4t <?* ? LIS NEWS. MI ! The longest piece of road built by the ; Alaska road corn mission this season was the fifioen-mile stretch to the , Circle City and Burch Creek road. Joseph L. Diggs,formerlv postmaster j at Cordova, was tried in the federal court there last week for alleged mis- j appropriation of funds while in that ! position. The jury found fcirn not1 guilty. Alex Nad e an, foreman of the Perse- ' ver-auce mine and a resident of Juneau for a nuoiber of years, died at Seattle en the 51st. inst. of heart failure. He j leaves a widow aud throe children in Juneau. Complaints have beets made that the Alaska steamers are exceeding 4jie cus toms regulations in the oiatt-er of car rying passengers, and the customs collector has ordered that -all passen gers be counted when lauding in Se attle. At Chicago, federal J-udge Laudis overruled a Miotios for demurrers to the indictments gainst Albert C. Frcst and other defendants iu the alleged | Alaskan land -fraud cases, throat <-iud I other defendants are charged with , seekitH? to acquire <by ?nlawf?l Ereth ods &0}(200 -awes of cca-1 4a?ds valued at WjCX?0iO09. Tho trade of Xome with -Sibeiia d-ar "ir?g tfce pcesewt year amounted to SJ.iLSf j or almost exactly to the same sum ! as the trade of dast year. Two years -ago the trade was greater, but the fail ing o8f.' is <!a? to t&e efforts now beiuf? oa-ado by Russtaa traders to obtain j ?some of tfce benefits froes the growing iofXM'taoco of the Siberian coast op-| posite Noqjo. '3Dh<e Alaska Salmon Packers1" Associa j tiou, at wfcioh about >^0 percent of the Alaska trad<e was represented, held a oaeetiug at Use A.rctic Olub in Seattle recently to -effect a permanent organi sation* T-."J.<jroriaan was elected pres- 1 ident and R. K. Small secretary. <j!eu ?ral wIivbb for next, seasou's work were i discussed and an adjournment was taken to the second Friday in Decem ber., when a permanent orgaaiitatieu is to be effected* To determine the coaipfcrative strength of timber tr^exted witto creo* | sote and the natural tim &?r, the Cnited States forestry service timber testing station, in the engineering' building of the University of Washington, has fin ished a series of tests extending over the past five years, and the results will be published in a bulietiu by the fed eral department of agriculture. P. M. Goss, government engineer, is in charge of the station. Opposite the mouth of Snake river Ben Nygren catches beluga whales with a net. He has already succeeded j iu capturing about 20 of the brutes this year in addition to one sea lion aud a new industry of a small kind promises , to come from the work. The substance of the whales is sold for dog feed and quite a trade is carried on. In addition the hides may be used for making por- ! poise leather. Porpoi9e leather, 90 j called, is nothing but the hide of beluga whales. It is used for laces, etc. ? Nome Nugget. 1 1 m. X O'Connor Wholesale and Retail Dealer in general merchandise I It may be dire to the reported change in the course of the Japan current, or it may be doe to peculiar astronomical conditions, but. the fact remains that there has as yet been little or no winter weather iu Yukon and there are no present indications that there will be any soon, said the Whiteborse Star of) the22ud inst. Yosterday morning at' no point between Whitehorse and Daw son was the temperature below zero. It j whs zero at Ogilvie, but from 2 to 20 deg rees above at all other points. At; Whifehorse the temperature has not i been bolow zero siece last March. Ice ' began ruuniug in the river at this place Tuesday, but is yet very light The river has been jammed at Dawson for two weeks and is closed as far south as Selkirk. At Yukon Crossing yesterday the river was full of heavy ice which I wiH probably jam iu a day or two. The Section of Willi am Sutler to be governor of the great state of New York is a distinct triumph for the dem ocrats of that state and of the uation, but it is also a distinct loss to Alaska, s^ays the Tacoma Tribune. Tammany recognised Sulzer's persistency borne j years ago and sought to eliminate him by running bitn for congress iu a re- ; publican stronghold, Sulzer won, and about the first, thing he did when ire got over to Washington was to appoint : bimself sponsor, champion aud chap- ; ?eron-e for Alaska. He knows his Alaska as the average city politician kuows ihis ward, and for years he has been inlro- ! duoing bills, writing letters, making speeches and fighting at every jump in the road for better federal recognition 1 of Alaska people and needs. He has accomplished much. In fact, most of the legislation that lias been enacted by congress for the betterment of Alas kan conditions bears the Sulzer im print, even if he has been compelled, on account of political conditions, to permit some other congressman to get the credit. The grand encampment of the Arctic Brotherhood, which has just adjourned I in Vancouver, B. C., elected the follow ing officers for the coming year: Past Grand Arctic Chief, James C. Gaffney, Nome;; Grand Arctic Chief, H. J. Lan- ; dohl, Dawson; Vice Grand Arctic Chief, Bishop P. T. Rowe, Sitka; Grand Arc tic Chaplain, S. Hall Young, Iditarod; Grand Arctic Camp Cook, R. Bailey, | Dawson; Grand Arctic Keeper of Nug gets, H. H. Draper; Grand Arctic Re corder, J. M. Keller, Skagway; Grand Arctic Trail Guide, Morrison, Couucil^ Grand Arctic Trail Blazer, W. P. Du quesne, Ketchikan; Grand Arctic Keep er of the Inner Toll Gate, Dr. G. Rich ards, Stewartc Trustees, J. W. Esplin Roberts, A. S. Kenua, J. L, Johnson, J. J. Mulatby. The meeting also author ized the institution of camps of the Arctic Brotherhood at Seattle and Van couver, the conditions of membership being that a member shall have lived at least one year north of "54." The debate on this measure was- a hot one, j many of the northern members stating ; that it would result in the disruption j of the order heretofore exclusively of j the North, Seattle was selected as the meeting place for the next encamp- ! ment. Every dog has his day-, and the da^ of the goverment dog at the signal service station has passed forever. The dogs formerly used along the military line from Valdez to Fort Gibbons havs been banished to the stations along tfato Yukon. ? "I believe,* said George Sweet, of Nome, who is in Seattle, "that the country adjacent to Noland creek, a tributary of the Koyukuk that "empties into the river some 400 miles above its mouth, will be the scene of the next really bie placer excitement, it is a very difficult country to get into and provisions are very high. It teas 'been worked by some of the old-timers fof years-, but on account of the 'difficulty of transportation it is less "known than almost any other rich mineral regtoa in the entire North. More of ttre old* timers from that district came oat this year than ever before. Many of them had been in the coautry for from ten to fifteen years. They brought more coarse gold and large nuggets than I ever saw come from any mining coun try. One old fellow had over a peck of them; the smallest of the lot was worth about $10 and the largest ow was an $800 beauty. In all there was approximately $250,000 brought oat from the country this faiL" Railway and Marine News says: The late election with its democratic vic tory., has * direct bearing upon the Alaska transportation situation. It is likely that much additional mileage will be constructed by private owner ship because of the Alaska planks in the democratic platform. These dis tinctly provide for the opening up of Alaska under conditions eminently watisfactory to its people and carefully providing against the alleged corpora fion control; the home rule of the ter ritory and the appointment of Alas* kans to office in Alaska. If the demo cratic party carries out its platform Alaska will forge ahead by leaps aud bounds. Tho'-e is nothing tc hold it back. The Railroad Commission is a thing of the past. It is regarded merely as a pre-election sop thrown out at small expense to please the West in its popular cry of "Do something for Alas ka." As has been pointed out, pre viously, the United States would be establishing a dangerous precedent in starting a cry of government owner ship. The democratic platform does not iuclude a railroad commission or government ownership plank, but even without such the party can accomplish within one short year in Alaska more than has been doue in the past decade. All eyes are upon the relation of the new party in power with Alaskan affairs and if the platform is adhered to ^and socialistic ideas left ? out, Alaska's future is assured. In conservation, the democratic platform is clear. It believes in conservation, like we all do, but it is reasonable con servation, and not that of the Gifford Pinchot brand. Pinohotism, by the way, was entirely outvoted in the elec tion. In summing up it is clear that the rights of the people and of the cor porations will be protected fully while Alaska is in the process of an "&napir? in the making."