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I II - - ? --? ? ? VOL. f*OUOLAS CIW A.VD TRKADWELL, ALASKA, WBDNEISDA^ , J A.VUARY 28,1914 NO. TIMELV SUGGESTIONS | For These Cold Nights in 2 Blankets and Comforters | AT PRICES AND QUALITIES TO | PLEASE THE MOST CRITICAL ?3 Full size Wool -Nap Bankets, $2.75, $3.75, $4.f)0pr. ^ CaUon Sheet Blankets, $1-10, $1.50, $1.75, $2.75 pr. A splendid Wool Blanket, white with pink or Mue border, $8.50, $7.50 and $5.00 a pair. Plaid Wool Blankets, $9.00, $10.00 and $12.00 pair ftwtfaer Pillows, $1, $1.25, $1.50, $2.00, $150, $3.00 A splendid !ine of Comforters at $2.00? $2.50, $3.00, $4A)0, $4.50 and $5.25 each. I B. n. Behrends Co., Inc. J ? 'Phone s JUNEAU. ALASKA 3 & 3 LODGE DIRECTORY. K. of P. IK? V?rth Star Ladgie. No. 1. * . of P?, (M?t8 nren ry THUKSI^AY BfENIWO ItSe'ttflekin A. L C. M. P. TKOM IS, "C. C. rHAS.A.HWW.*. of It. AS. Knijrtrts bivifcea. O&strneaux Lodge No. 124 F. A A. M. ( Lod^inrMtflcrMd aud fo?rth Tue?da>a of envli month. L.8. FEKiUS. W. M. JAMBS DANIELS. Secy. Alaska Lodge No. l, 1. O. O. F, HwU everjr fveniar in Odd Fe*lo*? Hall 1 VUmw* brothers al?n>? welcome. ' j BE^ OLSEN, N. C. j JOHN LI VIE. Rec. Sec'y. j 1 Aurora Bncainpment No. I ???teat iM< I f<eJ4oa?' ItaJI hrvt a id lM4r<i ' lb an days at4p.m. Brothers of the toyai Purple m eordlaily | Invited. ( NKLS ANDERSON, C- P. W. H. UtBLklS. Serilie. Northern Li*ht Rebekah Lo4ge N?. ? < aeeetv ?t (>d J ? L ?.'J nwvuJaud fourth I Thursday*. j ^ ?Ultora are eoTdJaTly ItrvlteA MAGGIS BLOEDHORN. *. Q. ] GfiKlJU'DK LALGHLJK Secrefw. , !? AuV Trike No. 7, Imp. 0. R. n. M?Oi every Monday ??#* injf at eifht o'clock at Odd Fellow*' HalL ' VUiitng Brothers Invited. f B. R. LKIVEJL5, Sachem. FRANCIS CORN WELL. C. of R. ^ Tread well Camp No. 14, A- B. < 1 1 ARCTIC BROTHERS MEEY EVERY TORS DAY at 8 p.m. at A. L. U. h*lL HUGH McBAE, Arotic C hief. Dave BAIKNEK. Arctic Kccorder i< PROFESSIONAL, - ? 1 a =rr : : Albert R. Sar^eant, M. D. GENERAL PRACTICE J, Office ? Third and D Street Ottloe Hour* ? ? a. m. te US n.; I pu m. x> J p. m.J Tv- na.tefp. a. Telephones? Office ?: Residence M Ejrej Tested and Otenes Fitted I , ? ,4. ? 1 1 Dc Pipcrno R. Hcctor, M. D I Italian Physician amd Suhgeoh Authorised to practice In Alaska and outsid*. Twentjr-neven rear* experieoce. X-rays aad usedfeal electricity ased wbea j needed without extra ?ha rye. Never contract . P?m are $iJ0 for office aod oataide calls. Speaks Ba?Hsfa, French Italian and Spanish. 4MB oe? O'CONNOR BDILDINQ, THIRD ST. Phone M KOTOLA8, AJLARKA The Northland rhe \.atest News, from Reliable Sources, Concerning the Great North. Condensed- % i ! ^ Information for Everybody. ? i; Wood eJtefot a cord at Cor- ( lova. I y | The Retcbikau Miaer announc 8 kxt Tex AleHander is a cm u did ate for toe territoriaJ legislature. ) The United States senate passed the \laskn lailroad bill by a decisive kmj ority on Saturday, January 24fh. 1 ' 1 It is rumored that Deputy Marshal flteod, of Cbilina. is a candidate for for the marntouistup tbe Hist divis- ^ on. < Clarence Cunningham, well known j Id oonneciion with coal lands in Alas ka, ha- been looking over the mutes of &epwblic, Waebingtno. 4 Attorney L. K. Pratt, of Fairbanks, , j as been again reprimanded by the , jourt for -contempt. He tims paid eev- , ?ral tines for* similar offense. , Harry Leonard, while going (rota ? Seldora to Anchor point recently, bad * his bunds badly frozen and several of tiis Hirers bad to he amputated. 4 Ruby now has a men's social club. , It contains reading and card room a, j ind, of coaise, a buffet. The Ruby , slub m said to toe ow* of tbe iJnest in , Alaska. '( i Marshal Faulkner makes public tbe 1 it?tem?nt that during the year 1913 his < >flice disbursed $94,890.51, of whvcti i learly $35,000 was for the eapport of jrisooers. Judge F. M. Brown has designated February 19 as the day upoo which he , vould bear the application for the , sonsoiidation of the town of Valdec ind the Reservation. , Womeo are not wanted to tbe Cbis- ! ?na according to Grace Bostwick. Sbe wrote that tbere fifteen women in the < 3H?jp, bat there are, however, uo busi aess openings to r women oi any snrt whatever. * It is reported that the natives urouud Seldovia are in a starving ?oaditirxi, and bat for tbe generous way ia whwh i. A. Herbert, the mercbaut there, beips tbem, their condition would be far worse. Cordova young people have reorgan iced the Igiooclub and a new force for social activity bas sprang into beiu^. ,M No married peopk* can be (admitted to membership no less tbeir other half is ' outside. Ao affinity party will be tbe 1 first stunt pulled off by tbe club. Judge Frederick fi? Fuller, of tbe federal court at Fairbanks, refused to accept *tbe report of tbe grand jury there iast weefc, because it severely crttised tbe oooduct of District Attor ney J. J. Croesley. The grand jury was summarily discharged OUR NEW OFFERING of frne o^wfoetkwie^y is dim ply irresrstahle. Just a glance at its tempting sweetness is enough to ?set your mouth watering. Come and select your favorite kind from our many varieties. Don't get too small a box. Our candy is so good and wholesome that you can always eat little bit mora" j)0U6ias Sews depot FRONT St. D(ft>GLA5* ALASKA K. B wh? in last month in connec ion with tbe work of Uie Schott isii lUie Masons, has beou cftroe?* t?*?eaiiie(yt '?f <ibe EnjriBeer's club of Seattle. Mr. Hnseey wae con nected with the engineered staff of the White Pdivfi raiiroad in its construction days. H. O. Vedderson, Ketchikan's hastl in# jeai estate dealer, who has beeu iu Juneau on a business trip, returned on ; tbe Jedfetsow. He report* that be wouldn't trade his interest in Ketohi lean for the Vhofce of Juneau, and 4s more satisfied than ever that Ketchikan is indeed tbe ^rst City in Alaska.? MLiuec. The new detention hospital in Fair- i bank> is now completed and ready for use. As tbete has been no appropria tion made by tbe government for the new hospital, it is not known whet? it will open. The citizens of Fairbanks itre indignant over tbe matter as they Jotvated tbe Jot ?n which tbe hew [>itai was buiJt* , Th? work performed the past w?eeks by the miners indicates that the Nel ? shwiH wiil -develop into n iarge camp Ibis summer. Unable to reach bed rock because of tbe water, tbe ?i iters ( fouud the gravel in tbe shafts panned well, and they are coufideut that tbe Nelchina will be a Urge pnoduoer this coming summer. Thirty- eight gold dredge* were opev-. : uted in Alaska su 39IL?, ?cos?|x>ii.red wi t;b t wen ty seven in I^ELIL, ?oo<wxjU?fc to tft>e United States geological It: addition to t&reee ?. 'Aorai '<w ate? t? wene iu variotft ?of eoutCrwatia*, Lt is esU??*)bedl tAnit ftfaxse *f raJjp? ? handled fei-tww* 34H00JGO& 1 Mibtc yard 8 -of water! aC, reeoretrtn* ?oid to tb# vai the <o(r The analytical <of the wtor mt i Vsbesua show it to be highly oiotwul izod and Use quantity o t ictfeia present J is exceeded by not more tfeaa three of the weli-k-uowN waters -marketed. And < thus tiie pros poet of another industry (or Alaska looms ap fei?, especially as practically all of this water is owned by Heury Brat no be r, capitalist Jtnd aiine owjoer. Lord William Per<sy, son of tbe duke of Northumberland, has made the re guest of the Americau govern uuent tbat he may take passage in the spring on a revenue eutter leaving San tfYaooisco for Alaska. He wishes to go into the northern waters for the purpose of hunting tbe rare, species of docks wbiob have their habitat there. Because ot the wreoking of the Str. Jeanie iu Queen Charlotte sound, British Columbia, December 18th, Kataila has been without steamboat communication with the outside for two months and the few people re maining in the once prosperous city are now almost without provisions Tbe telephone tine from* Cordova to Katalla has been abandoned because tbe few subscribers in Katalia could not afford to maintain the line across the windswept Copper river delta. i . 1. oeonn Wholesale and Retail Dealer in i General | The Royal Katalla Oil company, which baa the largest oil refinery erect- 1 ?ed in Alaska, if* ready to begin boring 1 for more oil next spring. The new i development operations will be in the ' neighborhood of Bering lake, where I excellent prospects are evident from | visibte seepages. The Alaska Oil and i Refining oompaty is -now pumping 100 < barrels of erode petroleum daily, wbioh I is refined into kerosene and gasoline, I much of which is consumed iu local I trade. The George Inlet 'Packing company j of Portland, Oregon, fcas been incor- ( porat-ed witb a capitahstodk of $30,000 | by "E. F. Moor?, John A. Ben'bolm and 1 1 Frank Oansneder. The oannery, which | will be a one line affair, will toe con- j structed at George inlet, near Ketcbi- . i kan, and it is hoped to have the plant | ready to operate this yeaT. Mr. Moore, ( whose home 4s in St. Johns, Oregon, | has ?been engaged in mining in the ( oasabborhood of fhe selected location for the plant. ? Pacific Fisherman. Congressman W. L. LaFollette \ cently introduced a bill appropriating , 8^00^000 for the pnrpobe of purchasing ( and transporting a band of yaks to j Alaska. The yak is built somewhat ou , tbe plans and specifications of the ox < and flourishes ou the plateaus of Tibit. i Congressmen asking what a yak is, of ; < tbe agricultural department, were in- . | formed it is blaokish brown quadruped j with two boins and long hair, which | , frequently attains a height of six feet .( ?n<4 weight* OQO pounds. The 'flesh , aaoUk, "hide and hair are used by be ( natives ?of Tibet. Congressman ILaFoll- \ ette Is ^ouvinoed that the yak will soon rfivafl ttoe reindeer an the <esteem of the i en* tber* natives. J Fkw Ave years -ending la at night, says li*s R?a?a, fJ?e Fwirbanks district has j* ;f var^d aliao9t-f!L,000, 000 in ?old from [ ? < quarts operations, according to tig- i ? nes ?pt?matea furnished by the iiffienent operators, experts and tbe banking (institutions of 'Fairbanks. I Kw-or since the quartz operations f?t rted in 1905, tbe output tias inoreas , *d by -leaps and -bounds, until the : amount of gold taken from hard rook , during tbe past twelve months baa 1 been almost equal to the total produc tion of all former years. To those in- , tereeted in>quarte tbe figures are very ; Interesting, i>ut more pleasing ia the prediction of tbe leading operators of tbe camp that the Tanana valley quart# manes will produce fully one million dollars during the year 1911. The Pioneers of Alaska, Valdez Igloo No 7, are gathering data for a history i ' of the men who -came to tbe Prince William sound country prior to June 1, 1901, and have since uncovered its Ja tent wealth that is now attracting tbe attention of tbe world. Tbe historian of the Valdes Igloo is John W. Frame, tbe pablieher of the Commoner,, and he aaka the co-operation of all tbe pdo neers in the Third division, and invites them to become members of the organ i&ation and to assist in this great work. The best and most interesting history of any oouutry is that made by its trailtblazers, by the men who navigated its waters when no rook wasoharted or beacon light established to keep them off of the unknown reef. In the straggle of municipal corporat ions to enforce the collection of taxes t he town of Seward has taken a bold *tep. The Gateway tells the story: 4 The t own of Seward yesterday, throngh tire town clerk, sold the rotary snow plow foe-longing to the Alaska Northern railroad for taxes. There was one hid it $50 pat in by an enterprising citizen bat as the amount owing was $136.74, lie olerk bid that amount and the town now owns a enow plow ? no? "Alaska should be opened with the idea in mind that it is to be and that It will be the country of a great mass of people," said Secretary Lane in com menting recently on the Alaskan s;tua, :ion. 44 1 accept and adopt these polio* res. SI want AlaHka developed for Maaka's sake. I hare faith that my ooy will live to see Alaska when it shall ?orrtain five, six, seven or ten million people and be one of the richest parts >f the United States." In all this discussiou of railroads for Alaska, -nothing has been said or writ ten of the possibility of developing *lectric power in this territory for the operation of its future railroad system. \o -country in the world presents such i fair field for developing unlimited water power for the generation of elec tricity, Along thousands of miles o f coast line water sufficient water to turn the wheels of any number of great power <housea, industrial plants and railroads is daily going to waste. The LJopper liver alone could produce energy to operate ttoe entire railroad system from the southern coast to the Y kon valley. The same <is true of other sections too numerous to men Lion. A great power plant is being planned for tbe generation of the Ala ska 'Gastineao plant and another for t4ie Alaska -Juneau mill, while, scatter ed about the territory are var ious small plants for light, heat and ower? but the developmout of eleotrio [tj on a large scale has never been at tempted.? Ex. , *1 (iraoe O. Hoatwick, special corres pondent of the Seattle P. I., writes the following from tbe Chisana: "A most affeotiug Httta tragedy was enacted a abort time ago on the Middle fork of White river country, this side of Ras Bell glacier, ou tbe way to tbe oamp from McCarthy. Jack Johnson, a young cbap praised oo every hand as a most likeable and .genial eort, was oo bis way to tbe diggings from some ?maU towo in Idaho. He was sheep bunting oo bis way in aod had shot two aud was making bis way dowo to them wbeo he was caught in a snow sMde and suffocated. When tbe newt reached the camp tbe recorder traveled to tbe scene, found the body and sent it on to McCarthy. The dramatio feat ure of tbe accident was tbe faot that a letter had arrived in tbe meantime for the .young man with the news that his graudmother bad died, leaving $7,000, 000 to tbe heira, of which he was one, and asking for bis power of attorney, so tbe estate could be settled. This letter, of ooarse, was never seen by Johnson, who died before the news could reaoh him. There was also a most effecting letter from a little girl in Idaho, probably bis flanoee. The .young man's people reside in Texas.