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? ? ?V* Ml1 E still have a large assortment of Women's and Misses' Coats, in cheviots, zibalines, bouches and chinchillas, in shades of light and medi um greys, browns, tans, navies and blacks. They are all tastefully trimmed, and the best of tailoring, at prices ranging from $15.00 to $35.00 We overbought on Girls Coats, in aijes from 10 to 15 years, so instead of waiting until the season is over we have decided to mark them ut <1 cut in price that will move them quickly. So come and ^ 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 ^ Women's and Children's Ruffneck Sweater? .$5 50, $6 50, *7.50 Boya' and Utrh>' Kuffueck Sweaters $3 ? = I B. H. Behrends Co., Inc. J t ?phone 5 I JUNEAU. ALASKA J iiuiuiuiuiuiuiiiiuiuiu$iuiuiiiiiiiuauuiuiuiuiuaiiuaj lodge directory. K. of P. The North Star Lodge, No. 2. K. of P., meets every THURSDAY KVENING at 8 o'clock in A. L. (J. Mall M F. THOMAS, C. C. CHAS. A.HOPP. S. of R. A S. Visiting Knights invited. Gastineaux Lodge No. 04 F. <* A. M. Luil^e meets second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. C. W. JOHNSON, W. M. JAMES DANIELS. Secy. Alaska Lodge No. I, I. O. O. Ft ? Ideots every Wednesday eveniuir in Odd Fellows Hall Visiting brother* always welcome. CHAS. N. STITKS, N. G. JOHN LIVIB. Kec. See'y. Aurora Encampment No. I aaeets at Odd Fellows' hall first and third Thursdays at 8 p.m. Brothers of the Knyal Purple are cordially Invited. NKLS ANDERSON, C. P. W. H. VicBLAIN. Scribe. Northern Light Rebekah Lodge No. i Beets at Odd Fellows' hall second and fourth Thursdays. Visitors are cordially Invited. .MAGGIE BLOBDHORN, N. 6. GERTRl DE LAIGHL1N. Secretary. Auk Tribe No. 7, Imp. O. R. H. Meets every Monday Even ingr at eight o'clock at Odd Fellows' Hall. ? YUitiii? Brothers Invited. B. R LEIYEKS, Sacnem. FRANCIS CORN WELL. C. of R. Treadwell Camp No. 14, A. B. ARCTIC BROTHERS MBKT EVERY TUES DAY at 8 p.m. at A. L. U. hall. HUGH McRAB. Arctic Chief. DAVE BA1KNKK. Arctic Recorder PROFESSIONAL Albert R. Sargeant, M. D. GENERAL PRACTICE Offioe? Third and D Street Office Houn- 9 a. m. to 12 m.; I p. m. to 5 p. in.; Tjk m. to 9 p. m. Telephone*? Office 4; Residence 4-6 Eyes Tested and Glasses Fitted Dc Piperno R. Hector, M. D.I ITALIAN PHYSICIAN AND SURGEONl Authorised to practice in Alaska and outside. Twenty-neven years experience. X-rays and medical electricity used whea / needed without extra charge. Never contract. Fees are $2.50 for office and ? outside calls. Speaks English, French ? Italian and Spaniah. O floe ?O'CONNOR BUILDING, THIRD 8T. Phone S-S DOUGLAS. ALASKA The Northland The Latest News, from Reliable Sources, Concerning: the Great North, Condensed. Information for Everybody. The natives of ;Kake have opened a co operative store. Eggs, home product, are quoted at #3 per dozen at Fairbanks. Fred Harris, a Port Wells miner, was brought into Valdez with his feet frozen. The Fairbanks Times warns its read ers that the cost of living is very high at Juneau. The dead body of Fred Stark was found near W ranged. Stark had lived in Wrangell for mauy years. Herman Uai thel, a well-knowu Fair bauks biewer, kied on Friday, Dec. 12 at t be age of GO yen 3 , from a stroke of paralysis. It is stated that the government may abandon the detention hospitals at Nome and Fairbanks, because of the high cost of maintenance. At tbe Ready Bulliou mine at Hollis, a five stamp mill ruuning eight hours, poQDded up four- tons of ore from which $200.00 was extracted. Five hundred dollars in coarse gold was taken from tbe bottom of a sixty foot shaft, four feet by four feet, ou Hammond river iu the Koyukok coun try. in Wiseman, the farthest north gold camp on the continent, if not in the ( world, there will be about 300 prospect ors for the winter. The women in tbe camp number 20. Dr. Blytbe, a Petersburg dentist, started in a gasboat for Kake. The boat was wrecked at Cape Beudel, and the doctor wandered for twelve hours through the woods before reaching his destination. Oideou Montcalm, 60 years of age, who came to the United States from Quebec, Canada, fifty years ago, has decided that tbe country is all right, and has applied for citizenship papers at Fairbanks. Tbe Alaska Northern railroad, wbicb was operated during the summer as far as mile 29; by tbe citizens of Seward, bas olosed down for the wiuter. The use of the roiling whh the gratuitiou* contribution oil the railroad company. "Millions of dollars' worth of kelp were destroyed and the growth of the seaweed greatly retarded in Alaskan waters by the clouds of ash and dust from Katmai volcano last July," said Prof. T. C. Rigg, of tbe botany depart* I meot of the Uuiversity of Washington. "The movement of tbe ash over tbe water tore the kelp plants from the fastenings, oovered with sediment tbe rocky bottom necessary for kelp growth and in more distant seotions hindered growth by volcanic ashes." Many Stockings Will Contain some of our stationery on Christmas morning. It makes a handsome and serviceable gift. Come see what beauti ful presents our stationery includes. Boxes of fine pap er, inkstands, blotting pads, calendars, pen knives, pearl handled pens and a hundred others. All choice gifts and moderately priced. DOUGUS NEWS DEPOT FRONT ST. DOUGLAS, ALASKA Ernil Hai t man, of Dome creek, was receutly sentenced by Judge Fuller, at Fairbanks, to serve five years at hard labor in tbe federal penitentiary at McNeil's island. Hnrtman was con vioted of shooting 8t Anton Horoje, with intent to kill. Illustrating the old-fashioned hones tyofthe average Alaskan miner, (he St. Michael correspondent of the Seat tle P.-I. tells the following typical story of the Northland: The close of navigation this year caught the steamer Herman, of the Northern Navigation Company fleet, about seventy five mile* from St. Michael. The passengers were lucky nnd managed to catch tbe last ships for the outside, but the compan ies weie unable to transfer the baggage and express. One man was left to guard the gold. For a distauce of 75 miles in all directions there was no hu man habitation, aside from an occasion al Eskimo shack. The news filtered back to Marshal City, the supply base for tbe new gold field, but, unlike an outside commuity, there was no -iteal thy planning to gain posse=8iou of the gold, there was no attempt to get a single speck of the me al, although there were pokes and pokes, cram full of nuggets and dust.. After a mouth's storage in the isolated cache, the gold was freighted here by dog team, and when the trails are in good condition, the gold will bo started over a 2,000 mile trail to Southwestern Alaska, headed for the money markets of the Sooth. A pretty little story of the.Northland is toid by the Dawson News hs follows: Facing tt muHh of 150 miles ovor k long winter trail, Mrs. Geoige Cunningham will leave here tomorrow morning with her six-weeks-old babe. Mr. Cunning* ham and their two other young children Also will make the trip. Mrs. George Cunningham has been hero since the last steamer came down from Mayo this fall. This is the third time she has made the trip from Dawson to Mayo in winter practically walking all the way, and on each trip nhe has taken back a bright little bairn, until today the third member of the choery family i* with the party. The route for most of the distance is without a roadhouse, but has refuge bouses at wbioh the travelers cau put up at midday and at night. Each cabin is provided with rough board buuks without blank ets. Tbe only other equipment in the place is a small crude frontier stove, put there by the government. ?ach m usher passing that way according to the law of tbe trail, leaves a little pile kiudling wheu departing in the morn iug, and that makes it possible for the next visitor to start the fire quickly on arriving on the long tedious mush on the oold trial. Although tbe Cunning hams are taking a horse attaohed to a small rig, they expect to walk rnuoh of tbe way this trip. Mrs. Cunningham is quite equal to the task. The first time she went over tbe route, eleven years ago, she mushed every step of the way. She is a rugged daughter of the laud of the heather, and delights in the outdoor life. Mr. and Mrs. Cunn have been in tbe store and hotel busi ness at Mayo for years. ffl. 1. O'Connor i Wholesale and Retail Dealer in A big rlog team race has been plan ned to take place early in the spring, for a suitable purse. The contesting teams will be the one owned by Coun cilman E. E. Chamberlain, of Seward, and one owned by George Riley, the Iditarod mining man. which carried bim out from the interior mining camp. It will be a race between a coast and interior team to determine the champ ionship. Secretary of the interior Franklin K. Lane in his annual report approves government construction and opera tiou of Alaskan railroads. He says that various states throughout the Union build wagon roads, not for rev <mue to the 9tate but for the general good. He believes that tne const rue ! tion of government railroads should be under the pontrol of a board of direc torr which should report directly to congress. He believes that Alaska should Dave a federal budget of its own; paying its own expenses. He also favors the openiug up of Alaska coal lands immediately. With a view of presenting to the officials at Washington, D. C., the ac tual situation as it exists in Alafka, aud the urgent need for the passage of the Alaska railroad bill, the board of trustees of the New Seattle Chamber of Commerce has made au appropria tion of 82.000 to the Alaska bureau aud granted permission to send part of its library, including lantern slides, sta tistics aud literature, to the national capital. The matter was brought before the trustees in the form of a resolution presented by Scott C. Bone, chairman of the Alaska bureau. The bureau plans to secure headquarters at Washington aud send a representative to take charge of it. it is generally conceded that J. L. McPherson, secretaty of the Alaska bureau, will get the assignment. A series of lectures on Alaska, illus trated with the bureau's collection of slides, will be given in Washington, and congressmen, senators and other officials will be urged to attend the lectures. Probably one of the best known birds j around Seward, bays a ornitholigist, ie the raven. Black and very wise, fa miliar with all back -doors iu town. f and on speaking terms with every dog and horse in the place, their natural hilarious disposition is a source of constaut amusement to those who watch their frolics, whether worrying some hungry dog or cakewalking abont in the snow iu one of their noisy pow wows. When the glad days of warm spring warm the air they gather in the tree tops and go through their stunts of hanging on twigs by their bill or j suspended upside down by their feet to suddenly release all holds and fall apparently dead, almost to the earth, there to suddenly right themselves and with loud croaks go soaring in the air, possibly there to turn over on their backs, glide down again at terrific Bpeed, turn graoefully over again at the end of their flight ? a sort of a "sky larking" that few birds attempt. For birds, ravens live to a ripe old age, 40 j to 50 years, and no doubt many of the birds We see here could give even an i old "98er" a few points about the glac iers that he never heard of. ? Uateway From all reports received the out look for the Ruby district ie better to day than ever before. Eveiy miner aud business man in the camp feels fhi?t the district will show much better remit* within the next year than it has ever shown before. Pooimau creek is especially looking good. A pmall town has been started on this creek. The winter health resort, the Chena Hot Springs, is the center of interest now that the winter has set in, and every miner aud prospector in its vic inity, and others able to take a vaca tion, plan ou spending a few w$eks at leant at this famous resort. The springs are located sixty-one miles from Fairbanks and a weekly stage is run between the two places, which makes the run in a little over a day. i The water bubbles out of the ground in numerous places and an egg drop ped in the clear crystal like water boils soft iu five minutes. The waters are beneficial in cases of rheumatism, stomach troubles, general debilty aud all sorts of skin diseases. There are many instances where miners, who were crippled with rheumatism, had to be carried from the stage, after taking daily baths were able to walk uuaided within a few days, aud after a stay of several weeks were cured entirely. Wolves have receutly made their ap pearance near the spiings and are a menace to the little village, as the oc cupants thereof fear to go outside its limits without being armed. Thus far no one has been molested, although a prospector killed three large wolves within one mile of the springs. Alaskans are all more or lees inter ested in the effort that is being made to bring ont a sample of Matanuska coal, to be subjected to rigid tesf> by the navy department. A Cordova re port says: Recent arrivals from the Iditarod say the government party under Jack Dalton is making good progress in preparing to bring the coal from the Matanuska fields to the coast. They have the buildings for both men and horses finished at Koik and sever al points along the trail and expect to begin the work of transporting the coal in a few days. They are of the opinion that if given a free hand Dal ton will land the coal at the coast in good time but report that there is a friction between him and Swift, the paymaster for the government. Dalton was anxious that the work should be rushed with all possible speed while the weather was such that meD oould work to advantage. He hired every man he could get and put him to work. The paymastea objected, believing that only the men brought from the States with the party should be employed. Dalton wab forceible in his arguments and is now in undisputed command. The paymaster is understood to have re ported the matter to tho department at Washington and the men are waiting to see the outcome. They all like to worft for Dalton and hope he will be left in charge as he is experienced and knows how to get results. As a result of the operations of the government, Knik is experiencing a period of pros perity such as has never before been enjoyed. Every man in camp who wants to work is being given an oppor tunity.