VOL. 16. DOUGLAS OlTYjY.VD TBEAtWHLU \i. A SKA, WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 3, 1913 . NO. 3
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?= TIT1 ^ st^ ^avc a 'ar^c assortment Women's 5!
? Wl and Misses' Coats, in cheviots, zibalines.
? bouches and chinchillas, in shades of light and medi
^ um greys, browns, tans, navies and blacks. They
5: are all tastefully trimrfied, and the best of tailoring, at
^ prices ranging from
e $15.00 to $35.00
We overbought on Girls' Coats, in ages from 10
to 15 years, so instead of waiting until the season
is over we have decided to mark them at a cut in
j* price that will move them quickly. So come and
p; see them and take your choice.
| All Trimmed Hats at About HALF-PRICE
^ $ 9.50 and $10.00 hats at $6.50
?= $10.50 hats at 7.50
? $12.00 hats at 8.00
p Women's aud Children's Ruffueck Sweaters $5.50, $6.50, $7.50
P Boys' and Ulrla' Ruffueck Sweaters $3.75
B. H. Behrends Co., Inc. |
^ 'Phone 5 JUNEAU. ALASKA ^
A Thanksgiving Offering
of a box of our delicious can
dy is the proper tiling. Rest
assured the recipient will ap
preciate the gift and the
| giver. 'We suggest a box of
j our bon bons, chocolates or
j special mixed. They repre
i sent the best there is in candy
S making. You can pay more
| 1 ?nt you cannot buy better.
! DOUGLAS NEWS DEPOT
FRONT ST. DOUGLAS, ALASKA
Wholesale and Retail
K. of P.
The North Star Lodge. No. 2.
& . of P., oieets every
at 9 o'clock in A. L. U. Hall
M. P. THOMAS, C. C.
CHAS.A. HOPP. K. of K.AS.
fliltioir Kniehti Invited,
Gastineaux Lodge No. 124
F. & A. M.
Lodge meet* second and fourth
Tuesdays of each month.
C.W.JOHNSON, W. M.
JAMES DANIELS. Secy.
Alaska Lodge No. i? I. O. 0. F,
Meet* every Wednesday evening in Odd
ViiltiPK brothers always welcome.
CHAS. N. STITISS. N. G.
JOHN LIYIE, 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 oordiaily
NELS ANDERSON. 0. P.
W. H. McBLAIN. Soribe.
Northern Light Rebekah Lodge No. i
meets at Odd Fellows' hall second and fourth
Visitors are oordiaily invited.
MAGGIE BLOEDHORN. N. G.
GERTRUDE LAL'GHLIN. Secretary.
Auk Tribe No. 7,
Imp. 0. R. n.
Meets every Monday Even
ing at eight o'clock at
Odd Fellows' Hall.
Visiting Brothers Invited.
B.R. LEIVERS, Sachem.
FRANCIS CORN WELL. C. of R.
Tread well Camp No. 14, A. B.
ARCTIC BROTHERS MEET EVERY TUES
DAY at 8 p.m. at A. L. U. hall.
HUGH MoRAB. Arctic Chief.
DAVE BAIKNEK. Arctic Recorder
Albert R. Sargeant, M. D.
Office? Third and D Street
Offloe Hours? & a. m. to 12 m.; 1 p. xm.
to & p. m.; 7-p. m. to 9 p. m.
Telephones ? Office 4; Residenoe (4
Eyes Tested and Qlassss Pitted
Dc Pfperno R Hector, M. D.
Itauan physician and surgeon!
Authorised to practice in Alaska and
ooteide. Twenty-seven year* experience.
X-rays and medical electricity used when
?eeded without extra charge. Never
eon tract. Feea are |2.S0 for office and
OttCside calls. Speaks English, French
Italian and Spanish.
OffiM ? O'CONNOR BUILDING. THIRD 8T.
Phone 1-8 DOUGLA8, ALASKA
The latest News, from Reliable
Sources, Concerning the Great
Information for Everybody.
A balf mile of track aud a tram oar
will be installed to preach the Garnet
ledge, down near Wrangell.
Deputy U. S. Marshall Scbnabel, of
Wrangell, has resigned, and William D.
Grant has been appointed in his place.
Killing foxes on the Afognak reser
vation is prohibited until 1918, and ,
land otter may not be killed uutil 1915.
Ketchikan, the first city of Alaska,
was visited by an earthquake, when all
the other cities of Southeastern Alaska
only got rain.
Since mining begau in Alaska in
1880 the gold placers of the territory
have yielded 7,488,471 tine ounces of
gold, valued at $154,800,875.
Paddy Dixon, a Wmugell logger, was
found dead on the beach at Cbicagof
pass. A bullet hole in the temple
6eems to iudicate foul murder.
After tweutytwo years in the United
States navy aud United States revenue
cutter service, Capt. J. G. Balllnger, the
veteran commander of the steamer
Bear is to quit the sea.
Prof. W. T. Lopp, of the department
of education, says there is enough moss
on Annette island to support a herd
of 500 reindeer: aud that 100 might be
slaughtered each year for the main
tenance of the natives, without deplet
ing the numbers.
"it is inmaterial to Alaskans who 1
builds the railroads in Alaska, just so
they are built, aud that 6oon," says
William A. Giimore, who was the Re
publican condidate for delegate to cou
gress, and who recently arrived at Se
attle from Nome.
Dr. Emil Krulish, big medicine man
for the natives of Alaska, tells the
Ketohikau Miner that the, general
| health of the natives of Southeastern
and Western Alaska is good, and that
the reports of the measles epidemic
to the westward have been greatly ex
The Seward Sampling Works is going
into the hands of a corporation, now
being formed. The incorporators are
Charles Crawford, Geo. A. Mirlach, H.
E. Ellsworth,' J. L. Graef,Sam 1. Silver
man, Andrew Iverson and J. Liudley
Green. The capital stock will be $10,
000, of the par value of #1.00 per *hare.
The company will operate the stamp
mill and laboratory formerly owned by
H. E. Ellsworth, ks well as making the
oeoessary preparations for the sampling
and testing of ores for tbe general pub
lic at aotual cost. The principal aim of
the oompany will be to advertise the
mineral resources of the country tribu
tary to Seward,
A quantity of pork and ssusago was
seized by tho pure food inspector at
Fairbanks, which wa* being offered for
8 ?le by the Paciflo Gold Storage com
pany aud the Fairbanks xMeat compauy.
The district attorney did not make the
report public but attorneys for the
meat company will carry the case up to
the coui ts.
Col. Jaokling has denied that he is
interested iu the Kenai river placer
proposition, which is now being inves
tigated by a syndicate headed by H. T.
Tripp. The exploration of the ground
will require an outlay of $200,000 cash
for development alone. If tho ground
prospects as reported by the owners !
the company plan to place five giant
dredges at various places along the
river. ? Valdez Miner.
A new steamship line, backed chiefly
by E. J. Dodge of the E. J. Dodge
Steamship oompauy of Portland, may |
inagurate a passenger and freight ser
vice from Portland, Ore., to Southeast
ern Alaska, uext spring. Il is claimed
that several cannery men have agreed
to ship their packs on the proposed
Between twenty aud thiity men
were laid off from the Pueblo mine at
the beginning of the week. Some were
laid off for one month, others for two
months. There are uow only about
forty-five men left at the mine. It i9
generally supposed that the compauy
intends to do development work this
winter. Consequently not so many
men will be required. ? Whitehorse
William Wiun aud James Winn, two
of Alaska's oldest residents, are at the
Frye. James Winn first, went to the i
north twenty seven years ago, making
the trip by pack horse and canoe from
his ranch in Montana up through Brit
ish Columbia aud into Wrangell. He
says it took him about six months to j
make the trip. He has prospected iu
various parts of Alaska and has carried
many a large poke duriug his days.
William Winn, or "Bill" as he is better
known, is a sourdough of twenty five
years standing. They are ou their
way to Los Angeles where they expect
to spend the winter. ? Seattle P.-I.
A Ketchikan correspondent writes
the P.-I. as follows: John Orchard and
his son, Lieut. S. C. Orchard of Cordo
va, this week organized the John. Or
chard Mining and Manufacturing com*
pauy. Their first effort will be to
establish a large pulp mill at a point
on Shrimp bay, about forty miles north
of Ketchikan. Later on they expect to
manufacture pulp into paper, both for
local use and export. The mill will
have a capacity of fifty tons each day.
Construction work on the plant will
begin about January 1. Speaking of
their veuture, John Orchard said that
they had secured a valuable tract of
timber that was available for the pulp
mill, enough to supply it at its fullest
oapaoity of flftv tons a day for forty
years. They have excelleut water pow
er at hand. A stream with a fall of 134
feet flows at the rate of 428 cubic feet
persecoud and this they estimate will
easily develop 6,000 horse-power.
? A rare mineral little sought in this
part of country though obtainable, is
platinum, much dearer than gold. In
fact ounce for ounce, platinum is more
than two to one higher in price than
refined gold. In 1908 platnium was
worth 120 an ounce. It is now quoted
Tho Cauadiau Pacific Railway com
pany's coal barge Coronado disappear
ed beneath the waters of the Gulf of
Goorgia, ou Nov. 20th, taking with her
1600 tons of coal and 1300 feet of wire
hawser, which the tug Clayburu hastily
cast off. The crew of five got a boat
over the side and kept it headed to sea
until the tug came along and picked
them up. The Coronado and her coal
are gone forever. *She sank in deep
water two miles south of White rocks,
near Sechelt, and the nearest sound
ings show eighty one fathom*1, which is
far too deep to permit of salvage. The
loss on the vessel and her cargo is
estimated at $22,000.
Ruby, the mining camp on tho Yukon
below Fort Gibbon, narrowly escaped .
beiug entirely destroyed by fire last
mouth, when flames broke out in the
building occupied by the Merchants
cafe and the Eagle barber ehop. As
there wu? no organized fire fighting
squad, the townspeople, together with
what few prospectors and miners hap
pened to be in town from tho creeks,
formed into a volunteer department, j
Men, womeu and children turned out
and water from the Yukon was packed
to the sceue of tho blaze iu buckets.
One women stood in icy water for over
an hour filling the buckets for the
men to carry to the fire.
Homesteader Smalley, who has been ,
holding down a claim on the verge of
tie ward, for lo those many years, very
justly, we think, complains because he
cau neither get pateut to his laud, nor
any satisfaction when the patent will
issue. We can giveSmilley no light on
the subject. The acts or contemplated
actions of the United States laud de
part merit, so for as its policy relates to
Alaska, passeth all understanding.
What a hardship it works on these
worthy pioneers, representing a citizen
ship that should receive, at the hands
of the government, every possible en
couragement. If we had oue of these
homesteade we would let the govern
ment keep it, aud get out of the coun
Action was begun in the Yukon ter
ritorial court at Dawson this morning
by the Narthoru Light, Power and Coal
company, carrying on business at Daw
son and vicinity, against Newman A.
Fuller, John Treadgold, Oscar New
house and the Klondike White Chan
nel Gravel Miniug company, says the
News of Dec. 15. The action involves,
perhaps, the largest sum of any ever
started in the Yukou. Judgment is
asked ^against Fuller, Treadgold and
the White Chauuel company for $1,
680.000, aud other considerations are
asked, including an injunction and an
order of the court for purchase of
power from the plaintiff company.
The whole fight involves the sale of the
former Fuller properties located near
Dawson, and the financing or the
The Iditarod has its first dredge.
This means permanoy for the camp.
On the night of the 25th nit. the citi~
zeus of Valdez gave a smoker at which
Col. Richardson, head of the Alaska
road commission, was presented with
b valuable gold (watch and fob in re
cognition of the great work the com
mission has accomplished in the build
iug of roads and trails throughout
Among the interesting amusement
concessions to be presented on the
"midway" at, the Panama Pacific expo
sition, will be "Toyland Grown Up," a
walled oity in which the buildings will
bi enlarged repuducrions of children's
toys. The concession will be presented
by Frederick Thompson, the famoua
creator of Luna park at Coney island.
Toyland Grown Up will be almost an
expositiou by itself, covering twelve
acref, costing more~than $1,000,000. It
will require more than 4,000,000 feet of
lumber and its streets and canals if
stretched in a row will be five miles
long. The walled city will be entered
by three mommotb gates; the first gate
will be the gate of fun; the second gate
will be the gate to fairylaud, the gate
of beauty; the third gate ia the eutrauce
to the city of the wicked king, where is
held in captivity the doll princess;
this, is the gate of thrills. Amoug
other features of Toyland will be
Mother Hubbard's Cupboard, sixty
feet high; the Great Shoe, as large as a
six-stoiy city buildiu?, and built, iu
pait, iu the form of a sidewheel steam
er, siuce it will have huge wheels by
means of which the sightseerer will b?
raised aloft. In Toyland, too, there
will be the city of Peter Pan, the town
that never grew up.
Whitehorse, Nov. 25.? The trail to
Kluane lake is now in Drat class shape,
and sleighing over it is uearly perfect.
Two horse teams are going right thro
ugh, with 4500 pounds to the teamfc
without trouble. The W, P. <fe \. route
have thirty-six head of horses on the
trail to Chisana from the lower end of
the lake and expect to laud the first
outfit iu the diggings about December
15. In the event of Kluane lake not
being frozen over soon a barge is lying
at Silver city, ready to transport stuff
across the lake to the opposite shore
while horses may be taken to head of
the lake and aoross over the Sims river
on the ice. .The lake was frozen over
twenty miles - up from the foot two
weeks ago, and there is now only a
short stretch of open water between
the upper and lower ice limits. All
the roadhouses and stables on the trail
between here and Kluane lake have
been placed in firstclass condition and
are now ready for business, while those
on the other end of trail will be com
pleted in a short time. It is the inten
tion to break a two horse trail right
through to the Chisana from the lower
end of Lake Kluane, a good wagon road
already being in operation from White
horse to the lake. At no point on the
trail are there any high summits to
climb nor any glaciers to cross. The
haul from Whitehorse to Chisana ia
about the same at that from \Vbit8?
horse to Dawson,
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