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VOL. 16.
? One of the real beauty spots of Juneau is the
show window of our store, in which we are dis
playing just now many of the new Wooltex coats
and suits, furs and other apparel that has just
come from the makers.
A beautiful coat of Copenhagen blue and black boucle; button
and frog; large cuffs; a special value $15.00
A splendid chinchilla coat with protective tie collar, an ex
clusive Wooltex feature; au exceptional _ ^
value at vDXQ?V/U
Another splendid coat of navy blue boucle; iHige cuffs and
collar of velour plush; special
A coat of drawn diagonal wool freiz?; large
collar aud frogs of same material
$20.00 |
_ B. n. Behrends Co., Inc. 1
A Thanksgiving Offering
of a box of our delicious can
dy is the proper tiling. Rest
assured the recipient will ap
preciate t lie gift and the
given We suggest a box of
our bon bons, chocolates or
special mixed. They repre
sent the best there is in candy
making. You can pay 'more
but you cannot buy better.
Wholesale and Retail
Dealer in
K. of P.
The North Star Lodge, No. 2,
K. of P., meets every
at 8 o'clock In A. L. U. Hall
FUitlbff knights invited.
Qastineaux Lodge No. 124
F. & A. M.
Lodge meets Second and fourth
Tuesdays of each month.
Alaska Lodge No. 1* L 0. 0. F,
Meets every Wednesday evening iu Odd
Fellows Hal!
Visiting brothers always welcome.
JOHN LIVIE. Rec.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
W. H. McBLAlN. Scribe.
Northern Light Rebekah Lodge No. i
meet* at Odd Fellows' hall aeoondand fourth
Visitors are oordially lovlted.
Auk Tribe No. 7,
Imp. 0. R. n.
Meets every Monday Even*
Ing at eight o'clock at
Odd Fellows' Hall.
Tisitiug Brothers Invited.
B.R. LEIVERS, Sachem.
Tread well Camp No. 14, A. B.
DAT at 8 p.m. at A. L. U. hall.
HUGH McRAE, Arctic Chief.
DAVB BAIKNEK. Arctic Recorder
Albert R. Sargeant, M. D*
Office? Third and D Street
Offloe Hour*? 9 a. m. to 12 m.; 1 p. m.
to 5 p. m.; 7 j>. m. to 9 p. m.
Telephones? Office 4; Resldenoe 4-6
Eyes Tested and Glasses Pitted
De Pipcrno R Hector, M. D.
Authorised to practioe in Alaska and
outside. Twenty-seven years experience.
X-rays and medical electricity used when
needed without extra charge. Never
oon tract. Fee* are $2JM) for offloe and
outside calls. Speaks English, French
Italian and Spanish.
The Northland
The Latest News, from Reliable;
Sources, Concerning the Great
I North, Condensed.
Information for Everybody.
Tbe federal jail at Juneau is filled to
An effort is now being made to close
Fairbanks as a port of entry.
Reports of heavy damage by Novem
ber winds come from Cordova.
M. O. Samuels baa closed out his
store in Nome and is thinking of locat
ing in Juneau.
Tbe annual fair at Fairbanks, given
for the benefit of St. Matthews hospital,
netted this year 12,650.
The federal govemmntit refuses to
enforce the law* passed by the terri
torial legislature of Alaska.
The news comes from Wraugell that
old Chief "Shakes* filled up on booze,
1 killed his wife and then himself.
I per mile are oue-third higher than they
are in Southeastern Alaska, where
there are competing steamship lines.
The Alaska reindeer is multiplying
so rapidly there is hope that it will
| solve the meat problem of tbe North.
The Fairbanks council has deolared
by ordinance that moose or other hoof
ed animals are not allowed on the side
Six million feet of lumber represent*
the summer cut of the Ketchikan saw
mill, which has closed down for the
Gilbert Nairn, an attorney of Ruby,
has been appointed deputy clerk of the
court there. The positiou has been
made permaneut.
A rich shoot of ore has been discov
ered ou the 100-foot level of the Spauld
ing quarts mine near Fairbanks, the
ledge averaging one foot in width.
Last Saturday President Wilson sent
the name of John F. Pu?h, of Juneau,
to the seuate for ooufirmatirn as col
lector of customs for the District of
Gus Johnson, convicted of having
picked the pocket of another man at
Cordova, securing .960, has been sen
teuced to serve one year and one day in
the penitentiary.
The Whitehorse Star says: "Perhaps
it would be a good thing if the board
of trade of this town, whioh is now de
funot," etc. What did you say is de
funct? The town or the board of trade?
Rudolph Schwartz, a young man 19
years old, reoently met a horrible death
wbeu bis clotbiug caught ou the line
shaft of the Shupe Kimball dredge near
Nome. The shaft was turning at the
rate of 120 revolutions per minute and
the body came in coutaot with tbe deck
every time it turned. He was alone on
deck when the accident happened and
before the machiuery oould be stopped
be was battered to a pulp.
Colonel Charles McClure, of the
Thirtieth U. S. Infantry, commandant
at Fort Seward, died on the 19th i"?t.
(rum exhaustion and shook, resulting
from an operation, which he underwent
ou Nov. 14th.
With the construction of a new mill
ou the Fish creek property there would
be 14 stamp mills in the Fairbanks dis
trict, aud the quartzmen expect that
the greater part of these wilt be run- ,
uing full blast next summer.
The Tanana Valley Democratic club
recently calle a meeting, -but there
were not euough present to constitute
a quorum. The democrnts of the
Fourth district are apparently not out
of jobs.
Prauk Waskey lost the entire stook
for bis trading posts when the W asp
WB8 wrecked. He has been having ?
long siege of reverses and is now be
ginning over again. He has lost many
tbousauds of dollars during the past
few years.
Kris Kuppler, of Seattle, is In Wash
ington, Where be has Hied a claim
against the government for i-,iw,
which he alleges is due him in oonnec
tion with his contract lu the erection
of the executive mansion, in Juneau,
United States Marshal Brennemau, of
Valdez, offers a reward of ?300 for i"
formation that will lead to tbe arrest
and conviction of the murder of O.e
Nelsou and Herman Auderson, who
were shot and robbed ou tbe trail from
The first territorial legislature passed
a woman suffrage bill which gave
women the right to vote at all elections
but barred them from the right ol jury
duty. They came within one vote ol
placing the poll tax upon women the
same as men.
H.E. Morgan, formerly commissioner
in the Chisana camp during the stam
pede last fall, states that several men
attempted to hog the entire district.
He belives the district is bound to de
velop into a great camp, as gold has ;
beeu found wherever intelligent pros
pectiug has been carried on.
The report of the Valdez grand juiy
contained the following hint. We And
by a comparative study of the taritl
sheets of the steamship companies op
erating aloug the coast from Seattle to
Southwestern Alaska that on the long
haul to Southwestern Alaska, where no
competition exists, the charges per ton
John Craven and L. C. Waite left
Iditarod in June, 1911, headed for Cop
per Center, and nothing has been hearr
or seen of them since. An ex-soldier
started with the two men, but after ?o
ing a short distance, returned to Idit
arod. Tbe authorities are invest ;igut
ing' >i
H. 0. Banta, of Haines, was a callei
at the Daily Alaskan office today.;
While here he showed us a photo o
three heads of cabbage which he grew
last summer, two of which weighed 34
pounds each and the other 32)* pounds,
making a total of 100* pounds, lhe
photograph also shows a turnip which
went 12 pounds in weight.? Skag way
It is reported unofficially that the
United States uavy department is con
sidering the advisability of erecting a
25-k. w. plaut at Ketchikan in the spring
to connect with the big station nt Brem
erton and link the chain of Alaskau
stations with the Sound. A 10 k. w.
station at Juneau is included in the
Death, in the form of an epidemic of
infantile paralysis, is now sweeping a
village near Ho t Springs, according to
a wire received at Fairbauks by Dr. P. j
M. Hall, assistaut. commissioner of
health for the territory of Alaska. The
wire was sent by George E. Boulter, the
superintendent of the government
schools at that point, and states that
five deaths have already occurred and
that the disease is contagious, although
it i9 believed to be under control.
It would appear now that there has
been a mistake made in the collection
of polJ tax iu the town of Fairbanks.
The city collected a tax of 84 and now
the commissioner is asking an addi
tional 84 each from the citizens, claim
ing that the first collection was illegal
and that the tax must be paid again.
Residents ou the creeks are gleeful, as
they have been paying 88, while town
residents have only paid $4.
A Washington dispatch says: The
navy department has awakened to the
danger of fake tests of Bering river
coal from Ala-ka. The secretary has
caused a 50 ton sample of the Alaska
coal from the Beriug river field to be
shipped to the engineering experiment
station at Annapolis, Md., for test at
that place, and the department is going
to considerable trouble and expense to
have this coal picked over and washed,
so that the sample may be as nearly aa
possible in the most favorable condi
tion before the test.
A strenuous seasou just closed, and
considering the unusual shortage of
fish throughout the summer, the Pacific
Coast <fc Norway Packing Company j
should have no fault to tiud, 6ays the
Petersburg Progressive. While the
season, from a financial standpoint,
might have beeu better, yet if the fact
is taken into consideration that the
company put up 47,500 cases and 1,000
barrels of salmon this year and has
four splendid trap locations, which is
a great advautage for the next season,
it can be truthfully said that ihe com
pany did remarkably well, compara- ,
tively so at least, for very few cauuer
ies can show as much.
There was much talk aroiiad the
hotels this week about the trivial cases
that are dragged before the district
court, just to make business good,
when a man from Katalla told the fol
lowing and everybody "frogged," says
the Valdez Commoner. He said that j
"several years ago a deputy marshal
down there was uotified that there was
a dead man down on the beaoh. The
officer examined him and found 1480
and a gun on him. He notified the
commissioner, who is quite a promin
ent politician in this country, of his
find, whereupou a warrant was "sworn
out against the dead man charging him
with carrying concealed weapons. The
criminal was duly fined $480 and given
a paupers' burial.''
The cannery tender Kake, of the
Kake Packing Company, with cases
of salmon aboard, bound tor Astoria^
Ore., and in charge of Captain Noizey,
went ashore on the night of the first of
November on Clatsop spit, near the
mouth of the Columbia river. Hie
lookout of both life stations sighted
the tender as soon as she got into
trouble and both crews went to the
rescue, took the captaiu and crew of
two men ashore. The tender was left
to be pounded by the wave?.
Au exchange says that the war de
partment is making every effort to have
i he postofflce department relieve them
of the care and operation of the Alaska
military telegraph and cable lines an
that the Postal Telegraph and Western
Union officials, along with many post
office officials, are fighting to prevent
the transfer. The postofflce men are
reported as being unfavorable to tbe
transfer because of the impossibility of
securing men for the interior stations
while enlisted men must go where or
dered, but civilians would quit as soon
as ordered to lonely interior stations.
The telegraph compauies are adverse tc
the postofflce department entering Hie
bUHine.s, because it only foreshadows
the ultimate absorption of their owu
lines by the department. Mauy gov
ernment ownership believers are work
iug to secure the transfer as an enter
ing wedge of the campaign lo be Start
ed this fall for the purchase of the Pos
tal and Western Union by the govern
ment or the organization of a govern
ment line connecting every postofflce
iu the United States. The plaus include
the purchase of the telephone lines and
their operation in connection with tne
telegraph, mail and express business.
Judge John Brownlow, of Kenai,
is having his troubles with the school
teachers of that town, who desire to
close up all places of business because
of the scare over the measles epidemic.
Mrs W. E. Kuppler and Miss Alice M
Dolau are teaching school for the gov
ernment at the Cook inlet town, and
under a law recently passed by the ter
ritorial legislature they undertook to
close np all public places of business
because of a number of oases of meas
les among the natives in the town.
N. Dawson, a storekeeper at Kenai, tore
down tbe notice posted by the women
to the effect that the store must be
closed, aud they in turn had him ar
rested aud haled before the commis
sioner. When the court refused to con
duct trial, as directed by the women
they roasted him to a finish and tol
him about his ancestors, who, they said,
were apes, and how he was a fit de
?scendant, or words to that effect, and
finally they left the court room in a
buff The store is still open, the women
a till teach the school, the measles are
still spreading aud the commissioner
still holds his job. The special officer
appointed by the court to serve the pa
pers in the case, aud the jurors who
brought iu a verdict unsatisfactory to
the school teachers, along with the
commissioner who heard the case, have
received no pay for services rendered,
the case was brought under the terri
torial law and the federal government
has refused to pay for prosecution ? tin
der that law*

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