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I That New Suit I
RIGHT now we are showing many new fine
Suits and Overcoats for men and young
men ? dependable, serviceable and stylish clothes
that bear the Alfred Benjamin label. Prices
from $25.00
Popular priced garments are shown in a great
variety of splendid materials from $12.50
MEN'S HATS in the new Spring Models,
in all the very latest shapes, are now ready for
your inspection. From $2?SO to $5?00
that will interest the whole community.
BOYS' CLOTHING at One-Fifth Off.
I B. n. Behrends Co., Inc. |
E; 'Phone 5 JUNEAU. ALASKA 3
lodge directory.
K. of P.
The North Star Lodjje, No- 2,
K. of P., meets every
at 8 o'clock in A. L. U. Hall
CHAS.A.HOPP, K. of K. A S,
PUitinj* Knights invited.
Gastineaux Lodge No. 124
F. & A. M.
^ Lodsje meets second and fourth
Tuesdays of each month.
Alaska Lodge No. I, I. O. O. F,
x >ets ?very Wednesday evening in Odd
Fellows Hall
Visiting brothers always welcome.
JOHN LIVIE. Kec. Sec'y.
Aurora Encampment No. I
meets at Odd Fellows' hall first and third
Thursdays at 8 p. m.
Brothers of the Royal Purple are cordially
HUGH McRAE. Scribe.
Northern Light Rebckah Lodge No. i
meets at Odd Fellows' hall second and fourth
Visitors are cordially invited.
Auk Tribe No. 7,
Imp. 0. R. n.
EVENING at 8 o'clock
at Odd Fellows' Hall
Visiting Brothers Invited.
p. A. Vic DONALD, Sachem.
Treadwell Camp No. 14, A. B.
DAY at 8 p.m. at A. L. U . hall.
A. T. NELSON, Arctic Chief.
R. McCOKMlCK. Arctic Recorder
Albert R. Sargeant, M. D.
Office? Third and D Street
Office Hours ? 9 a. m. to 12 m.; 1 p. m.
to 5 p. m.; 7fr>. m. to 9 p. m.
Telephones? Office 4; Residence 4-6
Eyes Tested and Glasses Fitted
Dn De Piperno R. Hector
Regular Physician and Surgeon
American, French, Italian and Spanish
Authorized to practice in Alaska and Outaide
Roentgen Rays and Medical Electricity
uaed when needed
Phone S-$
Robert W. Jennings
duneau, ? ? Alaska
The Northland
The Latest News, from Reliable
Sources, Concerning the Great
North, Condensed.
Information for Everybody.
Coal sells for $17 per ton at Seward
and $12 at. Valdez.
A detention home for Xanana insane
| is being urged at Fairbanks.
John YV. Stoft has been appointed
agent fur the Alaska Steamship com
pany at Petersburg.
Twentyseveu huudred aud ninety
four students are now eurolled in the
Uuiversity of Washington.
El wood Bruuer, elected to the Alaska
! legislature from Nome, maintains a
winter home iu California.
The temperature of the water at the
Big Cheua hot springs has risen from
1G0 to 200 degrees recently.
The Sheep creek tunnel of the Alaska
Gaetiueau Mining Co. is progressing at
the rate of twenty feet a day.
George A. McGee, of Loring, died
: from hunger and exposure while ou a
{ huntiug trip up the (Juik river.
Now that the railroad commission
! has reported, Valdez is again interested
: in dammiug the glacier streams.
A coal famine at Prince Rupert was
relieved by the arrival of 500 tons
aboard the steamer British Empire.
The Wraugell sawmill begau cutting
logt? ou the 20th iust. Last season this
I mill cut over 6,000,000 feet of lumber.
; The Commercial Club at Fairbanks
bad sect a telegram to Washington en
doreing the report of the railroad com
Oar Canadian neighbors are looking
i with a degree of envy upon the work
inga of the parcel post in Uncle Sam's
William M. Brewer, a mining engi
neer, has built a stamp mill at Lost
creek, 12 miles from Seward. He begau
work on Dec. 11, 1312.
The democrats of Fairbanks will hold
a big smoker on the night of March 4th,
in celebration of the inauguration of a
democratic president of the United
W. G. Whorf aud J. A. Herbert, of
Seldovia, are accused of haviug iu their
possession moose meat out of season.
Their trial will be held at Seward in
1 the spring.
The Alaska Pacific Steamship com
pany's liner Admiral Sampson will be
given ber annual overhauling and be
; placed back ou the Alaska run, sailing
from Seattle, March 8th.
The appropriation for rent of quar
j ters for the meeting of the first terri
torial legislature beiug $2,000, the Fiks
j hall at the Capital City was rented for
the purpose for $1850. Such a cheap
J* WE ARE r?
FOR fe
P.-l., Examiner, Chronicle, Star, ?
Times and Oregonlan J
We also carry the ? w
Leading Periodicals & Magazines {
? = i,
Our line of
Cigars and Tobaccos
Is the most complete in Alaska ?
Our Candies are Always Fresh!
| We carry a full line of Fruit! jj
<4i (During the fruit season) ?>
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J All the LATEST $1.50 BOOKS! *
$ Crepe, Tissue and Shelf Paper jj!
N. J. Sviudsetb and K. J. Johausen
?were elected by the Wrangell fisher
men's union o? delegates to the annual
The Nome Nugget contends that an !
occasional tire alarm is a good thing 1
because it keeps the people thinking of
a danger that is ever nigh.
Frauk E. Burns, formerly a promi
nent figure in Alaska shipping circles, ;
is now vice president and general man
ager of the Inland Navigation Com
pany, of Seattle.
We expect at any moment to hear the
lachrymose wail of Gitt'ord Pinchot
that a government railioad in Alaska
will u?e up a nght-of way that should
be conserved for posterity.
W lutehorce doea uot care if Madam
Saiah Bernhardt does uot visit that
towu. The Star says she is aged and
well preserved, but they would uot
kuow what to do to entertain her.
Speaking of the bloud Eskimos dis
covered by Explorer Stefausou, au ex
change sayo that "already the Church
of England has sent missionaries to
I gather the atraugers luto the fold."
Charles Herrou, campaign mauager
for the republicans in the last delegate
eleciiou in Alaska, is now a special
ageut m the laud department and la en
gaged in probing alleged laud frauds iu
The Bar Association at Nome wants
the Alaaka libel law ameuded. it also
asks that alander be made a misde
meanor. Thiugs must be getting dea
perate over there. ? Ruby Kecord
James York, who has a fox ranch
near Sumdum, has applied for permis
siou to ship the animals to various
points in the States. York estimates
that he now has upwards of 400 silver
gray foxes.
Four barges are being built at the
navy yard at JBremerton for use in j
Alaska. These barges will cost about
$2,000, and are to be used by the gov
ernment for transporting coal from the
miues to tide water.
The fact that the ore ledge has been
i struck more than 200 feet deep in the
Valerie property by the Atlas Mining
compauy, causes the Whitehorse Star
to declare that the permancy of the |
Rapids City is assured.
Delegate Wickersham is not only in
favor of the government building the
Alaska railroads, but insists that much
of the material uow in use in the cou
' struction of the Panama canal might
? be used with profit in the Alaska enter
A mau at Nome raised a check from
two to tweuty-two dollars and was given
five years iu the penitentiary. Captain
Baruette, who was charge ? and the
charge was sustained, of robbing the
depositors of the Washington-Alaska
I bank at Fairbanks, out of nearly half a
; million dollars, was permitted to go on
; payment of a nomiual fine. It is hoped <
I the present loose aud unfair laws under
i which Alaska is living will be remedied
, wheu her first legislature meets at Ju
I noau early next month.
m. J O'Connor
R. H. Holt, watchman at the Rogers
property near IIol lis, wa9 drowned and
his open gas boat in which he was
traveling back to the mine, was found
wrecked on the beach with his faithful
dog keeping watch over the dead body
of his master.
The explosion of three boxeu of dyna
mite caps seriously injured a miner
named Peterson and destroyed his
camp at mile 18, out from Seward.
Barefooted, Peterson walked a mile to
the nearest neighbor and froze both
feet enronte.
I. J. Hartman, postmaster at Dawson
for the past thirteen years, has resigned
and will be succeeded by Alexauder
McOarter, the well known jeweler of
Dawson. The transfer will likely be
made as soon as au inspector can reach
Dawson from the outside.
Knik is taking on a builking boom.
A town hall is being erected, for public
meetings, dancing, etc. Frank Cannon
has finished a fine hotel building, W. A.
Sherman, the tonsorial artist, has
erected a nifty shop, and other build
ings are in course of erectiou.
Advices received at Dawson from
Silver creek, 125 miles easterly from
Atlin, state that the strike there prom
ises to be one of the largest in the
North. Skookum Jim, one of the dis
coverers of the Klondike, has visited
the place. It is understood that he
says the indications there are better
than were those at Bonanza at the be
A shipment of gold bullion valued at
?1,000,000 recently reached Seattle from
the Iditarod. This was the record for
large shipments in the winter season.
On dog sleds and guarded by employes
of the Wells-Fargo Express company,
the consignment of treasure was hauled
from the Iditarod to Tauana, then on
ice down the river to Fairbanks and
over the snow covered trail to tjhitina,
where it was placed aboard train for
Cordova. Suowslide9 on the Copper
River & Northwestern delayed the
shipment a month.
Repairs to the big steel freighter La
touche, of the Alaska Steamship com
pany, which was badly damaged when
she struck a rock at Careless Point
while passing through Icy strait, will
cost 811, 9G5. The Latouche, iu com
mand of Capt. William Jensen, was
bound from Juneau to Prince William
souud to load a cargo of copper ore for
the Tacoma smelter, and went ashore
in a heavy snow storm, striking on a
large rock. The vessel was stranded
for twenty-four hours, and' as a result
is badly strained.
Estimates have been completed for
the repair work ou the cableship Burn
side and will be forwarded to Washing
ton at once. This job will be the largest
work ever done at Bremerton, outside
that on the regular naval vessels. Two
new boilers, a general overhauling and
extensive changes are included in the
estimates, and the work will probably
take six months to complete. It is pos
sible that it may be decided to convert
the Burnside into an oil-burner, and
estimates for this are included in an
alternative bid submitted.
Begin Ding March 12 tbe 0. P, R?
I steamer, either Prince89 Sophia or
Princess May will sail from Skagway
every ten ^days until the 4tb of Jane*
whea two steamers will be placed on
the run and sailings will be weekly*
But between March 12 and June i the
sailings will be on Wednesdays and
Saturdays, ten and eleven days inter"
vening between tbe sailings,
Tbe Dominiou government an
nounced appointments last week of
Albert E. Lam be, Dawson, to be regis
! trar for the Yukon land registration
district; George H, Mackenzie, Dawsonf
to be gold commissioner and crown
timber and land ageut for tbe Yukon*
Lawrence Kortesque, Ottawa, baa been
appointed comptroller of tbe North'
j west mounted police, to replace Col.
Fred White, who resigned,
Col. William Loeb, jr., collector of
the port of New York, has accepted an
administrative position with the Gug
genheim interests, aud is deeply inter
ested in securing a fair deal for Alaska,
His new positiou, it ia understood, car
ries a salary double that of tbe collec
tor's office. An exchange remarksJ
Col. Loeb is oue of the moat capable
and fearless men in tbe country. He
does things, aud Alaska aud tbe Pacific
i coast country will bail with pleasure
the fact that he has become associated
with one of the leading coucerns inter
ested iu Alaska's development.
The report of the Alaska Railroad
Commission, condensed, shows; That
Controller bay is unfit. That Katalla
ia not a good harbor. That the best
harbor is Cordova and from there the
Huh should be run to Fairbauks aud
the interior with a branch to the Bering
i coal field. That the heavy and many
adverse grades back of Valdez prevent
that port from entering into the rail
road proposition except in the event of
the impossibility of the other routes
being perfected, a contingency that
; cau hardly arise. That Seward ia the
place for tbe termiuus .of the coal road
to the Matanuska coal field and that
after the Fairbanks line is completed
this second line should be built.
Considerable misconception prevails
regardiog winter temperature in in
terior Alaska, old-timers being fond of
telling of the 70-below weather which
! prevailed in this or that camp during
the first years of its existence. As a
matter of fact these statements are
generally founded on hearsay, as gov
ernment records show no such low
temperatures as those spoken of.
Major General Greeley, in his authori
; tative work ou Alaska, is responsible
for the statement that the lowest tem
perature recorded by a government
tested instrument at Fairbanks is 53}?
below. The lowest temperature ever
recorded south of the Yukon is 69
below. jFort Yukon is the coldest place
in Alaska of which there is record, the
thermometer at th^t place averaging 10
degrees lower than Point Barrow. In
our telegraphic news for last week
there was a message from Nome which
placed the temperature at 38 below in
the city, and 53 below at Candle? and
this is the coldest season in the history
of tho peninsula.? Iditarod Pionoor.

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