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f Our Annual January Sale |
^ ? 3 T3 EMARKABLE reductions m a number of 25 A V winter lines that must be closed out regard ^ less of cost. This includes all Ladies' Winter ^ Coats, Suits, Dresses and Furs. Broken lines of Men's and Women's Underwear and Hosiery, ^ ^ Men's Hats and Shirts, Men's and W omen's Shoes 3 Vi ^ ^ FURS ? Your choice of our entire stock of Furs, iS r: Muffs and Shawls, in Russian mink, wolf, fox, ^ ^ at half price. Regular values, $10 to $37.50. ^ ^ Sale price, $5 to $18.75. 3 ? WOMEN'S COATS? We still have a number | ^ of very pretty coats to select from. Regular prices ?1" range from $15 to $35. Sale price $10 to $23.50 ^2 | B. H. Behrends Co., Inc. f ^ 'Phone 5 JUNEAU. ALASKA 2 >9iUiUiUiUiUiUiUiUiUiU$iUiUiUiUiUiUiUiUiUiUiUiUiiUU^ lodge directory. K. of P. The North Star Lodge, No. 2, K. of P., meets every THURSDAY EVENING at S o'clock in A. L. U. Hall F. W. HUMFREY. C.C. I CHAS. A. HOPP. K. of R. AS. j Fmtiiijr Knights invited. Gastineaux Lodge No. 124 F. & A. M. Lodge meets second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. C. w. JOHNSON, W. M. JAMES DANIELS, Secy. Alaska Lodge No. I, f. 0. 0. F, Meets every Wednesday evening in Odd Fellows Hall Visiting brothers always welcome. W. BIRCH, N. G. JOHN LI VIE. Ree. Sec'y. Aurora Encampment No. i meets at Odd Fellows' hall first and third Thursdays at 8 p.m. Brothers of the Royal Purple are cordially ( invited. CHAS. STITES, C. P. HUGH McRAE. Scribe. v Northern Light Rebekah Lodge No. 1 meets at Odd Fellows' hall second and fourth Thursdays. Visitors are cordially invited. INA BENSON. N. G. GERTRUDE LAUGH LIN. Secretary. Auk Tribe No. 7, Imp. O. R. H. MEETS EVERY MONDAY EVENING at 8 o'clock ?t Odd Fellows' Hall Visiting Brothers Invited. F. A. Mo DONALD, Sachem. FRANCIS CORN WELL. C. of R. Treadwell Camp No. 14, A. B. ARCTIC BROTHERS MEET EVERY TUES DAY at 8 p.m. at A. L. U. hall. A. T. NELSON, Arctic Chief. R. McCORMICK. Arctic Recorder PROFESSIONAL Albert R. Sargeant, 1WL 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. rn.to9p.rn. Telephones? Office 5-2; Residence 5-2-2 Eyes Tested and Glasses Fitted 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 3-8 Robert W. Jennings ATTORNEY-AT-LAW LEWIS BUILDING Juneau, - - Alaska The Northland The latest News, from Reliable .Sources, Concerning the Great North. Condensed. Information for Everybody. The diphtheria scare at Kuby was a false alarm. Iditarod people are feasting this win ter on reindeer meat. "We are in the best camp iu Alaska today." ? Iditarod Pioueer. Tanana miners are burning stumps to heat, their steam boilers. A three-story coucrete store will be built at Ketchikan by an enterprising citizeu. The A. B.'s at Iditarod are weariug away the winter with an old-fashioned debating society. i Trollers at Uniou and Kasaau bays i are taking spring salmou quite freely, 'says the Ketchikan Miner. John Pakage i3 wanted at Iditarod for planting 65 shot iu the body of Louis Sreucevich, an Austrian. ? A petition generally signed at Ketch ikan asks that the government traus plaut elka from Montana to Gravina island. W. A. McNeiley, proprietor of a pop ular hotel at Seward, will build an an nex for the accommodation of dogs be | longing to his guests. Igloo No. 5, Pioneers of Alaska, has been instituted in Ruby. Charley Hoxie was elected president, and Seward Bag gerly, vice president. ; Fairbanks people are again eating pork. The cases brought by the grand grand jury against the meat dealers hare been dismissed. Steerage mail is a term believed to have originated in the miud of the edi j tor of the Valdez Miner, in alluding to 1 mail other thau first-class. Harry Hobeu was tried three times for cuttiug wood on the government reservation uear Seward, and was each time acquitted by a Valdez jury. I The annual statement of the Alaska Packers* association indicates that dur ! ing the year 1912 the insurance fund : has been increased $373,049.10, and the proBts amounted to ?372,831.42. I .Jack Lafferty, a stable-man at Port land, Ore., committed suicide and left a note statiug that he and a woman named Josie Thomas had taken part in the Humboldt gold bullion robbery. ' At a meeting of the Democratic terri I torial committee held at Fairbanks last month, Z. R. Cheney, of Juneau, was J nominated national committeeman to j ; succeed Alfred J. Daly, deceased. J I Representative Charles Ingersoll, of Ketchikan, recently fell on the ice while skating, dislocating his hip, and as a result may not be able to attend the meeting of the Alaska legislature next month. ' WE ARE ? 1 DOUGLAS AGENTS | 4t FOR r?> ? P.-I., Examiner, Chronicle, Star, J Times and Oregonian J j ^ We also carry the j* Leading: Periodicals & Magazines For NICE TABLETS and | FINE WRITING PAPER ? * WE ARE IT! | * Our line uf Cigars and Tobaccos 5 Is the most complete in Alaska W Our Candies are Always Fresh! * | We carry a full line of Fruit! | "ft (During1 the fruit season) <ft * * j* J All the LATEST 31.50 BOOKSf 9 f s Crepe, Tissue and Shelf Paper ^ s """"US NEWS DEPOT I The Nome papers blame the Japan j . current for the change in the tempera- j ture in the North. Will they never get wise to the fact that Alaska is the uat ural home of the banaua and orange? ? ! Fairbanks Citizen. Some soft New Yorkers have roasted j ' the dog racers of Nome, because of : sympathy for the racing malamute, but the Nugget coutends that the mala mute that is not a racer needs more j than charitable attention. [ B. K. Davis has been appointed cash ier for the Pacific Coast Steamship Co. 1 at .Juneau, succeeding V. A. Peterson, who has been transferred to Skagway, where he becomes agent for the com pauy. Charles Rua,a white man, attended a religious ceremony conducted by the i natives at Tatitlek, and uuconsciously violated a sacred custom. He was set upon and beaten by the uatives and has uot been seeu since. The govern i meut may investigate. The Valdez Miner says: The owners j of the Fairbanks Citizen have tele- 1 graphed John Frame, offering him the editorial management of the paper, it being the only democratic orgau pub lished in the Interior of Alaska. Mr. Frame is considering the offer. James Mullaly, member of the Alaska legislature from Fairbanks, has wired j his resignation to Gov. Clark, stating that he could not attend the legislative sessiou. Mr. Mullaly is creek salesman for the Pacific Cold Storage company aud his busiuess interests require all , his attention. In an attempt to shoot the falls at j the outlet of Big Salt Lake, near Kla wock, January 18, Ben Holdeman, a Klawock citizen, was drowned, and | David Wheeler, his companion, es caped a similar fate by a mere unex plained chance after having been knocked unconscious by a floating oar or piece of ice. Guorley, head of the fanatical organ ization known as the Holy Rollers, has ! wou his suit in the Washington supreme court and is awarded stock in the Lost River tin mines, north of Nome, valued | i at $70,000. Crim, one of the original j discoverers of the miue, died a few years ago, bequeathing his estate to the Holy Rollers. Relatives of the de parted coutested the will on the ground , that he was unduly influenced by the , Holy Roller leader. The United States government has enlisted the services of two members of I the faculty of the Washington state university, Dr. Theodore C. Frye, pro fessor of botany, and George B. Rigg, instructor in botany, to head parties of botanists to make a survey of the beds of kelp in Alaskan waters during the coming summer. The party led by Prof. Frye will investigate the Sitka region and the botanists under the guidance of Mr. Rigg will survey the Kodiak region. The survey will be conducted under the direction of Dr. j Frank K. Cameron, in charge of the : fertilization investigation of the bureau of soils of the federal department of agriculture. I IH X O'Connor || Olbolesale and Retail jj Dealer In jl General merchandise I An epidemic of measles is sweeping ; over Metlakabtla, Kasaan, Saxman and Ketchikan. Twelve deaths have oc- j curred at Metlakahtla and others are expected. Thirty -five cases are re ported at Saxman. At Ketchikan the | disease has spread to the white resi dents and the town is quarantined j against the other afflicted towns. The j government teachers and others with the aid of Ketchikan physicians are doing heroic work to stamp out the malady. ? Petersburg Progressive. Washington. ? Gigantic frauds in the taking of seals ou the Pribilof islands are revealed in a report of the commit tee on expenditures of the department of commerce and labor, which has just been submitted to th? House. A con spiracy is shown by the report between the government agents located on the | Pribilof islauds, and the former lessees, the North American Commercial com pany, the ageuts beiug, it is charged, iu direct collusion with the company. Ac cording to the report, iu 1870 the seal j herd numbered 4,700,000 and it had been depleted to 1X3,000 in 1910. No attempt was made to conserve the herd, and although the number of seals to be killed each year was expressly limited by the terms of the contract, the lessees violated it each year with the knowledge of the agents of the I treasury department, under whose | supervision the seal herd was placed for many years. Falcon Joslin, president of the Tan ana Mines Railway company, is iu Ger , many, investigating the workings of the Zeppelin airships. Should these air- ; ships appear feasible for passenger and light freight traffic, it is the plan of Mr. Joslin to establish airship lines in various parts of Alaska. The first line to be established in Alaska will be be tween Chitina and Fairbanks. The mail coatract expires next year on this route, and this is said to be auother in- , centive for Mr. Joslyn's present inves- ; tigations. The Zeppeliu airship is prov- ! ing a great success and is thought to be a solution of the transportation prob- ! lem in new countries. An airship of i this type can carry twenty oj more pas seugers and travel at a speed of forty miles an hour. Another terrible tragedy has been added to the pages of Yukon history, the scene being at Black Hills stage station on the overland trail, fifty-five miles south of Dawson, news of which came to this place Wednesday after noon in a telegram from Dawson to C. W. Cash, acting superintendent of the overland mail service, says the White- 1 horse Star. The message stated that j Driver Burwash of the northbound stage had on arriving at the Black Hills j post Tuesday eveuing, discovered the dead bodies of Mr.' and Mrs. F. W. Smith, keepers of the house, the former lying on the floor of a bedroom and the latter on the bed. Going to the barn, Burwash found the body of Stableman C. M. Kelly cold in death. All the bodies were fully dressed, which indi cates that the tragedy occurred in the daytime. Appearances indicated that Smith murdered his wife and Kelly and then committed suicide. According to the Juneau Empire, C. M. Summers, who has been out on bond while his cape was op on appeal, will now have to serve his sentence, the court, of appeals having sustained the decision of the lower court. Summers was convicted of violation of the na tional banking laws for making false entries and false reports. He was sen tenced by Judge Lyons at Ketchikan last May to serve five years iu McNeil's island penitentiary. Summers appealed the case and pending a decision has been living at Ashland, Oregon. B. S. Pennr general agent of the pas senger department of the Canadian Pacific Railway company, yesterday received in the mails a slip of paper found iu a bottle drifting in Yakutat bay, Alaska, which had been tossed overboard from H. M. S. Empress of Japan, H. Pybus, R. N. R., commander, on Feb. 26, 1908, at noon. The slip of paper gave the position of the Empress of Japan as latitude 50 degrees, 30 minutes north, longitude 137 degrees, 35 minutes west. The finder was in structed in the message to forward the slip of paper to the chief of the United States weather bureau at Washiugton, D.C., explaining that it had been tossed overboard for experimental purposes in an effort to get accurate information as to the direction of ocean currents. The bottle was picked up by Indians, who turned it over to VV. A. Leonard, a cannery man of Yakutat. The position of the Empress of Japan* wh^n the bottle was tossed into the sea was ap proximately 900 miles west of the en trance to Uuimak pass and about 100 miles south of the Aleutian islands. ? Seattle P.- 1. After leaving Alaska subsequent to his discovery of the Northwest passage, Roald Amundsen made the extraordin ary prediction that the climate of Alas ka would become milder, and already this prophecy seems to be verified. Frank Waskey read the articles pub lished by Waskey at the time and now recaila them. The famous explorer wrote that the great ice wedge whicb lay solid between the Arctic and At lantic oceans was constantly moving eastward and would eventually break away into the Atlantic. This, he said, would result in a flowing of the Arctic waters into the Atlantic, a rush of Bering sea water into the Arctic and the warmer waters of the Pacific into Bering sea. Such would mean, accord ing to Amundsen, a change for the better in Alaska's climatic conditions. The ice wedge spoken of was the re mains of the solid ice which formerly surrounded the poles. To the remark able alteration that has come in our climate is added the fact that ice ap peared in the Atlantic in unusual quan tities and in peculiar conditions last year, and one result of the fact was the loss of the Titanic. Mr. Waskey seems to think it most likely this was due to breaking of the ice wedge into the At lantic. This seems to be a far better explanation of the mildness of the climate than the story of the change of the Japanese current, and has the authority of the world's greatest ex plorer.? Nome Nugget.