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Lodge meets second and fourth
Tuesdays of each mouvL.
Alaska Lodge No. 1, I. 0. 0. F,
Meets every Wednesday eveninjr in Odd
Fellows Hull
Visiting brothers always welcome.
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Aurora Encampment No. i
meets at Odd Fellows' hull first and third
Thursdays at 8 p.m.
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meets at Odd Fellows' hall second and fourth
Visitors are cordially invited.
Visiting Brothers Invited.
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Treadwell Camp No. 14, A. B.
DAY at 8 p.m. at A. L. U. hall.
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R. McCORMICK. Arctic Recorder
Albert R. Sargeant, M. D.
Telephone*? Office 4; Residence 4-6
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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.
Dr. J. S. Harrison
Rooms 106-107 Decker Bldg.
Phone 2 0 5
Auk Tribe No. 7?
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Office? Third aud D Street
Office Hours? 9 a. m. to 12 m.; 1 p. m.
to 5 p. m.; 7;,p. m. to 9 p. m.
The Northland
The Latest News, from Reliable
Sources, Concerning the Great
North. Condensed.
Information for Everybody.
Ruby is to have an up-to-date water
The Ketchikan Miner reports an 81
pound salmon caught in the water.- of ?
Uniou bay.
Up to May 30th, uinety eight small
boats had left Whitehorse for down
river poiuts.
Johu Matson Beratovich, a Russian j
Fiuu fisherman, was drowned last week
uear W range)!.
A.F. Holden, a director of the Alaska
Gastineau Company, died at Cleveland,
Ohio, on May 18fh.
A Nome man went to Seattle suffer
injf from appendicitis and escaped
without au operation.
The S. S. Corwin, the first boat of the
season, reached Nome on May 28th
with greeu stuff aud mail.
Haines business men are waking up
ou the railroad question, as they should
have donw mauy moons Hgo.
Th? citizens of Ruby have nsked the
Road Commission to expend $75,000 for
roads and trails in that vicinity.
The report comes from .Juneau that
the litigatiou over the Ebner property
has come to au end and the hoodoo is
'The floating court, ou the revenue
cutter Thetis,' will depart from Valdez
June 13, according to the latest inform
ation. c
Judge Robert W. Jeuniugs, of the
i First division, has appointed S. H.
Milwee as court stenographer, to suc
ceed Ralph E. Robertson.
If the plans to open Alaska should
. also have the collateral effect of closing
j Delegate Wickersham, prosperity would
take the next boat north. ? Ex.
Stanford Wilson, a passenger on the
Spokane, jumped overboard last Satur- j
day while the ship was crossing Queen
Charlotte sound aud was drowned.
The Alaska, the first of the two river
j boats, built by the White Pass Com
' pany for use on the Dawson-Fairbanks
run, was launched at Whitehorse last
The Canadian government will build
a wagon road from Telegraph creek, at
tae head of navigation on the Stikine
river, to Dease lake, a distance of 75
The sohool house at Ketchikan has
become too small to accommodate the
rapidly increasing population of young
folks in the town, so an addition will
be built.
Johu Frame's paper, The Commoner,
g;ives Ed Exum, recently appointed U.
S. marshal for the Third Alaska div
| lsion, a bad reputation to start with.
Johu says that Exum is unclean.
Now that the United States is goinc i
to take Alaska away from Mr. Pinchot,
it should in common decency give him
another, if less expensive, toy with
which to amus-e himself.
Ottawa telegrams state that the gov- !
erumeut has awarded the mail contract
for the Dawson Whitehorse service,
winter and summer, to the White Pass
Company, at $80,000 a year.
George Evans, a government coal ex- j
pert, has gone to the Westward, but it
is said that he will return in a mouth
to examine the claims owned by George
llai krader over on Admiialty island.
A. F. Zipf, traffic manager of the
Northern Navigation Company, went
north last week to his station at Daw
son, from which point he will direct
the uperatious of the compauy's steam
er? during the preseut summer.
Mrs. Ruth Kelsey, who was severely
burned in the fire which destroyed the
Dominion hotel at Whitehorse, died on
the 28th ,11 It. The lire was caused by
the explosion of a bottle of gasoline,
which the ?vomau was using for cleuu- ,
ing clothes.
Dutiug a smoker given by the Volun
teer Fire Department of Cordova, Dan
iel Keeder approached William Rowe
from behind and without warning fired j
five shots into the unsuspecting mau
from a revolver before he could be dis- j
armed. Rowe died.
An action has been tiled in the dis
trict court for 1 be foreclosure of first
mortgage bonds on the Nevada creek ;
mines for ?300,000. The title of the
case is the Union Trust Compauy vs.
the Alaska Treasure Gold xMining Com
pany. The Nevada creek properties are j
located on Douglas Island aud former
ly belonged to M. S. Hudson aud
When an Iudian, an untutored son of
the forest, who kuows nothing of
schedule <4K" in the Underwood tariff
bill aud who does not kuow whether
the late European war took place in the
Balkans or near Fargo, North Dakota,
can devote a half day to digging out a
black fox which he can exchange for
a team of horses, a wagon and five hun
dred in cash, it is time for the average
uewspaper editor to sit down on the
"hell box" aud think.? Whitehorse
A society event in the history of Cor
dova is described by the Alaska Times
as follows: At the Russian church at
Eyak on Sunday evening last, Rev.
Father Zollfkofer officiating, Mrs. j
Stephenita Irish, of Eyak, and Mr. Nels
Nelson, of Cordova, in the presence of j
a few intimate friends and acquain
tances, were united in marriage for
better or for worse. The bride was ar- ;
rayed in conventional black alpaca and
wore salmon berry blossoms iu her
hair, while the groom wore a beautiful
all-wool grey tuxedo, borrowed from
his partner, and white gloves. The
bride on entering the church, was at
tended by the two Misses Guyo, daugh- !
ters of Mr. and Mrs. Guyo, the most >
prominent family of Eyak. The brides
maids wore wreaths and bore large
boquets of salmon berries, pond lilies
and devil club blossoms.
The steamer Senator, of the Pacific
Coast Steamship Co., sailed from Seat
tle for Nome on the morning of June
1st, and the Victoria, of the Alaska S.
S. Co., sailed 24 hours later.
It is uovv quite the style to jump on
to Gifford Pinchot, the leader of the
conservation movement. The latest to
t6ke up the hammer is Congressman I
Humphrey, of Washington, who created
a tremendous sensation in the house of
representatives by charging Pinchot
and other conservationists with steal
ing from the national government in
behalf of the Norjtheru Pacific railway, j
the Santa Fe railway and the Weyer
hauser people timber lands valued at
The Fairbanks Citizen has the fol
lowing to say on the appointment of j
Irwin a9 marshal of that district: "We i
do not object to being dictated toby
men of brains and tact, but when men
whose intelligence is below par of the
long eared Balaam locomotion, who t
have demonstrated their inefficiency in j
trust, seek to rule with bull dog ignor
ance, and assanine method*, the hair
trigger of our dignity, inherited from
Jefferson, Jackson and Bryan, immedi
ately becomes in dauger of being |
sprung by our finger of self respect.
Our sob machine becomes clogged mid
we shed our linen preparatory to a
fight to the finish for the fundamental j
principles on which our government
and democratic platform was founded.
We are bound to win, for the right
must prevail."
A second stampede to the North,
similar to that which occurred when
gold first was discovered in Klondike ?
and Alaska, will doubtless occur if the
bill introduced in congress by Senator
Key Pittman, of Nevada, providing for j
the ei-tablishment of an official "open
ing" day for Alaska, is passed. Thej
Pittman bill, if made into law, would I
mean that no less than 3,000 valuable
coal land claims, each of which would
be of sufficient size to be wor ked as an
individual property, would be thrown
open to immediate settlement, the;
claims being parceled out on the "first
come, first served" plan. No other bill
affecting Alaska so potentially and con
taining such rare promise aud genuine
advancement for the territory has been
introduced in congress for a great i
many years.
In order to double the capacity to j
the plant that furnishes gasoline and
other fuel oil to the people of Alaska,
the Amalgamated Development Co.,
of Vancouver, headed by James Mc
Mahon, recently made the final pay- j
ment of $125,000 for 56 oil claims near
Controller bay, owned by the Alaska
Development Company, a Seattle or
ganization headed by Charles P. Mun
day. The claims were optioned to
Clark Davis at ?300,000 and sold to the
Vancouver syndicate at an advance on
this price. The Amalgamated Com- ,
pany has four wells, each producing
from thirty to fifty barrels of crude oil
per day. Their refluery has a capacity
of 250 barrels a day, but this is to be
increased to 500 barrels a day. One
well is 912 feet deep. The company
plans to enter the gasoline aud distil
late busiuess all over Alaska.
Secretary of the Interior Department
Lane granted a leave of absence with
out pay, of one month, to Arthur P.
Davis, chief engineer of the reclama
tion service, in order that he might go
to Juneau, Alaska, for consultation re
garding the design and construction of
a high masonry dam which is to be
built on Salmon creek to develop power
for mining purposes.
Fred Church, a young man who com
mitted suicide by taking laudauum a
month ago at Ruby, left the following
poetic evidence of his mental condition:
"I'm off on a long journey, some time
to stay; I'll take a little laudauum and
crawl in the hay. If you look for any
confession of crime, by the way, you'll
find it along with me, buried in the
hay. My love weut blindly, blinder
each day ? on till darkness came and
cast it away. God bless each sweet
heart that ntood in the door and waited
yearly for his return once more ? 'tis
my insane prayer."
Railway and Marine News, the trans
portation paper published by J. P. Par
kinson, is to have a new editor in the
person of Kenneth C. Kerr, he having
purchased an interest in the paper.
Mr. Kerr has resigned from the posi
tion of industrial agent of the Alaska
Steamship Company, but will continue
in the employ of tho^e two corporations
under the direction of Vice President
R. W. Baxter. He haw doue spleudid
work exploiting the resources and pos
sibilities of Alaska and has sent tons of
descriptive literature into the East, the
South aud the Middle West.
If any person uot familiar with the
subject, or who has had his miud con
fused through reading much that has
been written about it, desires to have a
clear understanding of exactly what is
the matter with Alaska aud what has
retarded the growth and development
of that territory, he can find it in the
statement of J. F. Cal breath, secretary
of the Americau Mining Congress,
made before the seuat.e committee on
territories on May 10. His is a clear
cut analysis of the situation, which is
literally aud exactly supported by the
record facts. As he says, there is
nothing mysterious about the situation
in Alaska, although there has been a
fog deliberately created around it by
those intent on making the territory a
theater for socialistic experiments,
without the slightest regard for the in
terests of the people of Alaska aud
with but a slight regard for the general
interests of the country. What Alaska
wants, and what it has wanted all
along, Is nothing more nor less than
precisely the same treatment at the
hands of the general government aud
of congress that was accorded every
one of the original territories on this
continent. She does not ask for the
special and extraordinary privileges
which have been accorded Porto Rico
aud the Philippines. Alaska has beeu
strangled in its development through
the withdrawal, by executive order, of
lands in that territory from entry un
der the laws which congress passed to
facilitate their entry. Alaska can be
released from this strangling by an act
of congress which annuls the executive
reservations and permits the laws to
operate. ? P.-L

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