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S Our line uf * J Cigars and Tobaccos J Is the most complete In Aluskn ? i 1 * Our Candies are Always Fresh! * ? ^ j We carry a full line of Fruit! * 4t (During: the fruit season) W * 4 5 All the LATEST $1.50 BOOKS! * ^ Crepe, Tissue and Shelf Paper ^ Incus n mil * * ? * 4* | m. J. O'Connor i| Wholesale and Retail II Dealer in (General I merchandise Qastineaux Lodge No. 124 F. & A. M. Lodge meets second and fourth Tuesdays of each monik. C. W. JOHNSON, W. M. JAMES DANIELS. Secy. lodge directory. K. of P. The North Star Lodge, No. 2, K. of P., meets every THURSDAY EVENING at 8 o'clock in A. L. U. Hall F. W. HUMFREY, C. C. CHAS.A.HOPP. K. of R. AS. Visiting Knights invited. Alaska Lodge No. i, i. 0. 0. F, Meets every Wednesday evening in odd Fellows Hull Visiting brothers always welcome. L. H. BERTSCH, N. G. JOHN LI VIE. Rec. See'y. % Aurora Encampment No. i meets at Odd Fellows' hall first and third Thursdays at 8 p.m. Brothers of the Royal Purple ure cordially Invited. CHAS. STITES. C. P. HUGH McRAE, Scribe. Northern Light Rebekah Lodge No. i mwetsat Odd Fellows' hall second and fourth Thu rsdays. Visitors are cordially invited. Ji\A BENSON. N'. G. 1 I I DE LA UGH LIN. Secretary. ? Auk Tribe No. 7, Imp. 0. R. n. MEETS EVERY MONDAY EVENING at 8 o'clock at Odd Fellows' Hall Visiting Brothers Invited. F. A. McDONALD, Sachem. FRANCIS CORN WELL. C. of R. Tread w ell 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, M. D. GENERAL PRACTICE Office? Third and D 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 4; Residence 4-6 Eyes Tested and Glasses Fitted De Piperno R. Hector, M. D. ITALIAN PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Authorized to practice in Alaska and outside. Twenty-seven years experience. X-rays and medical electricity used when needed without extra charge. Never contract. Fees are $2.50 for office and outside calls. Speaks English, French Italian and Spanish. Office? O'CONNOR BUILDING, THIRD ST. Phone 3-8 DOUGLAS. ALASK A The Northland The Latest News, from Reliable Sources, Concerning the Great North. Condensed. Information for Everybody. The Whire Pass station at Caribou is open for the summer. The first rain in seven months fell al Whitehorse on the 14th inst President Wilson has named Km met Jordan, United States marshal of the Nome division. The harbor boat Peterson is again making regular trips between Skagway and Fort Seward. Preparations are now under way in Ketchikan for the publication of an all- Alaska magazine. Chris Shaft-tad, a well known fisher man of Wrangell, is reported tnissinu from his camp at Elephant's Nose. Valdez will install a tire alarm sys tem by which the alarm may be sound ed in all parts of the town at the same time. Governor Stroug has reappointed W. W. Short hill as secretary to the gover nor. Shorthjll was first appointed by Gov. Clark. In the district, court at Ketchikan, Judge Lyons fined twenty-one Jap anese for illegal fishing. Their bail of $1,000 was forfeited. T. R Needham, who published the Stikiue River Journal in the boom days of J98, is back in the old town, aud has taken charge of the Wrangell Sentinel. H. Bergman, Alaska manager of the Liudenberger interests, announces that his company will operate both the Roe Poiut and Fish Egg canneries this sea son. The White Pass railway will deliver freight from Seattle to Dawsou at 50 ; per cent of the former rate, aud prom ises to maintain the rate during the seasou. I ' ? . 'I At Afognak the volcano dust has settled dowu to a depth of five aud a half inches and most people will ,dig it up with the soil and plant their garden seeds in it. ? Bishop Stringer, of the Church of England, has planned a campaign against tuberculosis among the Yukon natives, in which soap will occupy a | prominent place. Robt. W. Jennings was sworn in as United States district judge for the First division upon his arrival at Ketch- 1 ikan May 20th. His flr*t official act was the reappointment of Judge E. S. Stacfepole as U. S. commissioner for the Ketchikan precinct. Magdaleua Maskeviczius, the wife of I | D. Maskeviczius, immigrant inspector for Alaska, died at the Ketchikan hos pital on the 20th inst. of a complication of heart failure and quick consump tion. Mrs. Maskeviczius was 22 years of age, a native of Lithuania. According to the Valdez Commoner the cats in that, town are all dying with the catarrh, bubonic plague or some thine else. Wherever yon go a sore eyed cat With half its hair and some- , times part of its hide Roue, is staring ? you in the face. The first boats to sail from Fair banks down theTanana and for Yukon i iver points got away from the lanana i; vTuv 19th The Cheua metropolis May i."n. 1,1 slough, the Tana?. a river and the I u kon river aro all free of ice. It is pre dicted Lake La Barge will break up about June 12. Valdez is discussing the proposition of having a three days' celebration for the Fourth of July. The plan pro posed by those urging the celebration is to have excursions from Cordova, Seward and other Westward towns, and to make the affair a general re- ; union of all that section of Alaska. By the overturning of a pile driver near Kataila shortly after the men had gone to work, nine of those employed on the machine were drowned, lbe heavy barge on which the pile driver was located was overturned in the sea bv the force of the wind, and before aid could reach the men who were thrown into the icy water, nine perished. The socialists of Cordova have sent a wire to President Woodrow Wilson, asking that Ward T. Bower, of the United States fisheries service in Alaska, be removed from office. Ihey allege he is in league with the big can nery companies. In substantiation of j the charge they say he is opposed to | the abolition of the salmon fish trap. j In these Alaskan towus too much ot a thing, even though it be a good thing, i8 not desired. In Petersburg the citi j zensare protesting against the estab lishment of another church. They say one is enough. In Cordova many of the citizens declare that we do not, and will not, need any new liquor licenses for a long time to come. Seven are euough. ? 13x. Senator Pittman has introduced a bill in the senate providing for the opening up ot a coal mine in Alaska. The coal mined under the provisions of the bill is to be used by the United States navy should the occasion arise ' whereby it should be needed, and also for use at such a time to relieve oppres- 1 sive conditions due to a monopoly of j coal on the Pacific coast. The delegate from Alaska wants the federal government to buy the white , elephant Guggenheim railroad. It is j costing the Morganheims too much to patch it up and keep trains out of the ditch, and they hate to lose the ma zuma When Kennecott, Steve Birch a I dunghill, voted mostly for the delegate ! last August, some folks had the ill taste to comment on the circumstance. When the delegate shoved through a bill for a $100,000 federal building in Cordova, more gossip was stirred up. And now that the delegate proposes to j convert the Copper River bubble line into a federal asset, or liability, as the case may be, curious persons once more inquire, u Where is Birch?"? Valdez i Miner. In a quarrel as to who should go after the mail, VV. R. Rodgers shot and killed his mining partner, VV. H. Wixon, at their cabin on Glacier creek in the Porcupine. Immediately after the shootiug Rodger s came down to Haines and gave himself up to the authorities. Wixon's home is in Sherlock, Wash., where he lias a wife and several small children, lie was 48 years of age. Representative Stevens, of Texas, has advanced a proposal that the United States cede Southeastern Alaska to Great Britain in order to promote in ternational good feeling. It, should be followed by a proposal to cede Texas back to Mexico, from which country it was forcibly taken, with little provoca tion beyond the fancied necessity, at the time, for increasing the area of slave holding territory. Great Biitain never pretended to any claim to South eastern Alaska. The jury in the John VV. Mitchell trial brought in an unusual verdict when they found the accused "tempor arily insane" when the crime was com mitted. It appears that Mitchell was under the doctor's care at Petersburg and as the result of the treatment, which consisted of injections, was for the time being insane when he "ped dled booze to uatives" iu the fishing metropolis. The poor devil is very sick, and the judge and jury evidently considered he had had punishment enough, hence the verdict. Judge Lyons ordered his release. ? Ketchikan Miner. The two stern wheel river boats, built by the Puget Sound uavy yard, for use by the Alaskan Coal lnvestiga- j tiou expedition, were iauuched and given their trial run on April 20th. The boats are queer looking contrivances, but are capable of making good speed against the strong currents of the Alaskan rivers. They are fiat bottom and have no deck house. The boats are driven by 50-borsepower Corliss en gines and made a 12 knot speed with ease. They are 49 feet in length with a 10-foot beam and draw about 30 inches of %vater. The space iu the hull is filled with a gasoline tank The boats are designed particularly for usefulness and for their task of towiug loaded barges up the Bering river and to other points which the coal expedition may ? touch. One of the most interesting events in j connection with the 1915 International Exposition will be a motor boat race from Sandy Hook and Chicago to the j Golden Gate. This will be the longest race in record and will be the longest j voyage ever undertaken by power boats. So far, two reputable firms have decided to run boats of their manufac ture. These are the Leow Manufac turing Company of Clevelaud, Ohio, and the Winton Gas Engine Company of Cleveland. Considerable interest has been aroused amoug 'builders and motor boat enthusiasts in the East and the prospects are that the races will be one of the most notable events in his- ^ tory. The route takeu will be from Chicago to the Mississippi, thence to the Gulf through the Canal to the Gol den Gate, and also from Sandy Hook j through the Canal. The expected annual trouble is now being experienced atjthe Cbitioa trestle bridge, 1 hat- crosses the Coppor river. Five bents have goo e oat since Satur day. Today the ice is still r?nu,?* and the water conlinues to rise. Carpenter crews are nn both sides of the bridge prepared to star the work of rebuilding so soon as the elements will permit. The weather about Chitina is mild, about twenty e L'rees warmer than it is at Cordova, is possible that two or three more bents may be carried away. as spring eight bents went out, and trains were able to cross the bridge for eight days. In 1911 the bridge was tied up for twelve days. It is figured that after the work of repair can be started that four or live days will be necessary to get everything in good order again, so that trains can run on the Kennicott branch.-Chitina Leader. The Dominion hotel and annex were destroyed by fire last Saturday evening a few minutes atter 5 o'clock when Mrs. Ruth Kelsey, leasee of the P?P?r'y' almost lost her life, says the White horse Star. As it was, she is now lying on a bed in the General hospital wi i both arms, her left shoulder and side badly burned. Mrs. Kelsey was clean ing clothes with gasoline Saturday and had just filled a pint bottle of gasoline from a can in the yard back of the kitchen. She turned back into the kitchen to reach for a cork for the bottle wheu she accidentally droppe it some of the oil splashing onto the kitchen stove. She had picked up t e bottle, which was not then broken, but immediately there was a flash, the bot tie exploding in her hand. ? ex plosion threw oil all around and in an instant Mrs. Kelsey's clothing and hair were all ablaze. Fortunately Mrs. Jack Parker was in the dining room iust off the kitchen and, with grea presence of mind, got Mrs. Kelsey out of the kitchen and smothered the flames in her clothing and hair with a large apron she was wealing. Alaska needs a jury reform that has been adopted by several states, and that is a provision that in civil actions nine or ten jurors may return a verdict. As it stands now a bloated ooporation that is trying to beat some poor devil that it has crippled for life by its crim inal negligence out of a fair compensa tiou for the damages, can defeat a re covery by getting one or two stool pigeons ou the jury, says an exchange. In Washington ten jurors can return a verdiot in a civil action. Utah, in nineties, passed a law authorizing a verdiot by nine jurors iu civil ?utlon9' When the territory became a state the constitution provided for a juiy o eight, and permitted six to return a verdiot in civil actions. AU these pro visions were upheld by the federal su preme court. At present in Alaska oue or two jurors can go into the jury room, jump up and down and crack their heels together and announce that the verdict has got to come their way or there will be no verdiot. And what are you going to do about it? J us tone thing can be done. Enact a law that two or three jurors shall not count for more than ton or nine.