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News of Alaska, Taken From the Exchanges, to Show
What's Going on in the Great
An of Pioneer* of Alaaka has
A *t ranker In Cordova recently at
tempted ??> break Into the morgue.
? liorase real ?M? at the present
An mule wei*))liijc JO pounds wa*
Ktk* UvSiiic at Wrangell *ta*?i
Alaska Lodge No 1. I. 0. 0. F.
Odd fallows Hall
U V kll.Ht'KN. Rec. 3*v.
Aurora Encampment No. 1
M>-'< ?? Odd Fellowi Hall Brut and
U W KlI.Bt'RN. Scribe.
Northern Light R-bekah Lod;e No. 1
Vlaltor* art cordially Invited .
F. 0. E.
Fanl|? **J Daatillc
WmI)M M M?k
!u years rxperlanr*. Hl*h Grada
Pla**r? and Piano* for 9at? and
R*nt. Addrw Box 111, Juneau.
A man wan fined J 10 anil root* at
Ketchikan a ahort time aw for tap
oiio house wua damaged seriously by
The Mountain Point eannery near
district tributary to Whltohorse.
Koreal Service.
?jt month waa the roldcat Feb
Peoria. ,?
Fred K. Envoldson. n well known
.?ver seen in the North, from Walter
Hardware Company of St. Louts,
j whom be knew aa a young man 2S
vears ago. They bad lost track of
? a<h other until they were reunited
by a mutual friend.
Dr. K. V. Kill* and hi* a?*lstant.
A. Thlbadeau. recently made Ihe
j (rip from Ketchikan to 'Metlakatla
and removed thirty-one tonsils and
seventeen adenoids from the throat*
.if residents of the native city.
It Is said that the new native vil
lage established In Southwestern
Alaska by the Bureau of Education,
at Sheep bay. it getting along ex
ceedingly well. A aaw mill la now
In operation there that furnishes
employment for the men.
A man who arrived at Whltehorao
a short ttmo ago on his way to the
Mackenzie oil ttelds had such big
:e?t that there were no moccailn*
in town to fit him. A pair was
made to his order and it Is now said
that he will not need to wear snow
shot's with them.
l.ouls llouvette. discoverer of Keno
llill. claims that silver lead ore run
ning $800 to a ton in value has been
struck on tlic Nabob claim there.
The shaft Is down 40 foet. Kloat
has been found on the surface that
Is practically solid silver-lead. Some
The Petersburg Iteport la run
ning n story In two parts, written
by the late Crelghton Campbell, at
It conccms a trip niado by himself
i lie headwater* of the l*koot river
One thousand men will be wanted
for comtruction work on the gov
ernment railroad in Alaska next
assistant chief engineer, who arrived
these? comparatively few ? may be
next season In the Ashing industry.
summer, the negotiation* having
Man Who Created Furor in Portland
Is Said to Be Former Resi
dent of Ketchikan
(o be a Ketrhlkan man, former pro
arc now cheeking up on that but II
yet whether he la "Shadow" or not.
Johnstone la accused of having
written to the former mayor or
Olympia. tolling him to walk alonit
a railroad track until he saw a light
flash n:id then drop a package con
der the directions of the police, did
walk along the track and seeing the
>?nly contained some old papers
tor several years, his wife, Mrs. Itao
and later the Northern until the
place was raided by city officials
She in now running u hotel In 8e
According, to Portland officials
lohnstone left Portland last fall
with a woman of questionable char
acter. Tor a time they are said to
have remained In Seattle and then
to have gone to Portland. ? Ketchl
The last skating party to be held
for some t'-nc was given at the Nat
tUorlum hall Wednesday evening.
The hall Is now in the hands of
workmen who are preparing It for
the indoor meet that Is to be held
on Friday evening, April 1.
Moving Picture Operator Will Try
to Dispel Illusions of the
In an effort to rcmovo tho misap
prehension* that many Americans
liara regarding conditions In Alaska.
\V. Q. Stocwer Is planning a nlne
monlhs' tour of the northorn terri
tory, on which ho will tako motion
picture* for a travelogue to be en
titled. "Alaska as It Is. and Not as
Stoeaaer. who will be accompanied
by his wife. Mrs. Leora Stoesaor. who
will act as his assistant, will make
the trip under the auspices of the
I'ost-lntelllcencer. and his picture*
will be In the nature of a I'oat-Intel
llgcncer travelogue. Krorn time to
time ho will send back artlclos. Il
lustrated with photographs, on the
ogue. These articles will be pub
lished In tho Post-Intelligencer.
Both Stooser and Mrs. Stooser
have spent years in Alaska, and are
thoroughly familiar with northern
conditions. It Is. in fact .this famil
iarity which led them to plan the
"The avorngo porion who has
never been In Alaska, especially tho
one living cast of the Rockies."
under the circumstances, has a right
to believe? that Alaska Is a land of
eternal Ice and snow, with dangers
the fact that they have been miain
formcd by writers who. naturally
enough, dwell on the mote plctur
play the most prominent part and
which usually carry some such title
"To correct this Impression. I
plan to make a picture which will
show what Alaska really la ? what
ants live. Its Industries and lta pos
sibilities. I would Includo scenic
subjects, and afco hunting scene
and pictures of wild animals.
"Tho pictures will be divided Into
and everything that pertalna to that f
dustry, the Copper Itlvor railroad.
"Tho benefits which will be de
rived from these pictures are mailt
red advertising value to all of the
(Irlal. Not only Alaska and every
any connection with Alaska will
the active co-operation of all the
also of various firms."
Last year Stooser made an educa
tional Alaskan film, entitled. "A
Trip Through Glaclor Land." and
other pictures showing the method
vear'a work will be devoted more to
the various Industries and resources
of tho country, but will Include
The Stoesers plan to leave for
Alaska tho latter part of this month
or early In April. ? SJeattle Poat-ln
Mr*. I'earl Kreeburg, stewardess
for the Alaska Treadwell Gold Min
ing Company. I* quite 111 at St. Ann
hoiipltal. Juneau, and It Is thought
that It will be necessary for her to
undergo an operation. Mr*. Frec
burg was removed to the hospital
last Sunday from her homo at Tread
Miss Kdlth Kempt home, formerly
a musle teacher of Juneau and
Douglas, Is now National Held secre
tary of the Camp Fire Girls and was
In Seattle a short time ago to at
tend the Grand Council fire, at
800 girls and their guardian* were
In attendance. Speeches by Miss
Kcmpthorne were on the program.
About thirty young people attend
ed the surprise party on last Friday
night given In honor of Mlsa Mary
Vesoja on her eighteenth birthday,
at her home In this city. Games and
dancing featured the evening's fun.
Miss Vesoja received an Ivory toilet
article from the guests of the even
ing as a birthday remembrance.
Job Printing at the Ncwo office.
Dctcription of the Nav*l Commiuioi
Work Being Done in the
Western Field
All that Is needed to romploto tin
Drat cycle of succoaaful coal mlnlni
in tho erection of the washing plan
at Sutton, where the dirt may be re
moved from the coal. Moth Knki
nnd Chlckaloon havo the coal and b]
the time the washing plant la read]
there will be another promising unl
well on tho way to development tha
will, Judging by samples taken bj
the author on March 2, bo produclnj
coal superior even to the famoui
Chlckaloon and Kaka product. Thli
Ik at Coal creek, where to excellent
beds havo been discovered and an
now In the process of exploration.
And when tho casual vlsltoi
reached Chlckaloon and Eska thli
summer he will see what Is rapldl)
becoming one of the most up-to-dati
and perfoct coal mining camps Ir
Krom rhnngo room to mod err
hotel accommodations, hospital, of
flee headquarters and mine rcscut
building, Chlckaloon Is rapidly be
coming tho last word In modern sur
face equipment. What was a crude
forbidding, temporary camp a few
months ago has, during the winter
been transformed Into an Instltuloii
that will set an example for private
operator*, while at the same tinu
not transgressing the abilities ol
the latter to meet modern require
ments In so far as housing Is con
erned. It Is all a matter of perfec
ilon In detail at a cost not execccd
Ing makeshift. And whllo achlev
ug this condition. It has been the
tint of those supervising the work to
Introduce the greatost measure of
?conotny at the outset and have
M>mcthing of ^ permanent nature
lint will mitigate against overhead
n future.
The buildings being erected are
imple, convenient, and cmbftdy foa
ures thai will serve as an Incentive
or men domiciled thcroln to preserve
hem as real homes ? a place Invlt
ng and coxy after a day's hard
altor down below or up In the
iiambers where black diamonds are
icing extracted or blocked out for
uture use.
Beginning at the main slopo of
he Chlckaloon mine a new hoist Is
0 be Installed, together with a new
)owcr house and heating plant.
Vdjolning will bo the change room
vlfh twelve shower baths, wash
?oom and facilities for elevating all
u>rk clothing to the celling so that
ompleto drying may ensue when the
nlner is off shift.
After changing, bathing and don
ling outdoor clothing the miner may
tass into the main dormitory, erect
?d to serve single men. This bulld
ng. of two stories, Is designed with
1 view to affording a real home for
ho workman. It Is constructed
hroughout with surfaced lumber,
vlth spacious halls, resembling a
intel. On the main floor, to the left
if the hall. Is a largo room that may
>e devoted to a lounging room or
my other purpose desired. To the
?Iglit a hallway leads away, along
vhlch are arranged rooms that arc
o be equipped with enameled sln
:le bedsteads, mattrcscs, bedding,
neludlng linen, and each to be oc
upled by two persons. Each room
las two large closets or lockers for
-lothing. Other wings of the lower
loor are similarly arranged.
The second floor is all devoted to
ilueping dormitories, save the large
oom above the room referred to be
ow, which is equipped as a wash
?oom having arranged around the
tides a series of porcclaln station
try basins such as arc used In any
?'ell-ordcred bath room, while the
'enter Is equipped with lattrlnes of
porcelain. Kach floor is equipped
s'lth ample toilets. 'The dormitory
las 48 rooms accommodating 96
It Is the Intention of Uncle Sam to
Ihk-ouragc gambling, so there will
>e no doors on the sleeping rooms,
ind devotees of penny ante will have
n And some other place to Indulge
:helr passion.
Carrying out another excellent
ilea, it is the intention of tlto coal
-oinmission to encourage community
life and those things that make for
: lie highest Ideals in dormitory life.
It is planned to have the miners oc
cupying the dormitory to e|ect a
Souse committee whoso functions
will be the enactment of rulea and
regulations of conduct.
Next in line of new buildings will
t>e a spacious dining hall capablo of
iccommodatlng 120 men at one ait
ling. This will be evolved out of
the present hall to which an ad
iltlon will be built and the whole
itructurc elevated to accommodatc
trains and steam beating pipes.
Then comes the modern little hos
pital. with dispensary room, phys
ician's consultation office, operating
;oom. two spacious wards, all to be
(quipped with the most modem fa
illltlea. where a physician and as
alstant will be on duty night and
r Faring on the name street and In
lino with the other buildings la
the main hoadqtiartors building. On
' the main floor la located the main
i office, the foreman's office, account
lug office and mining engineer's of
flco. Tho tecond floor contalna the
offtcea of the navy commander, pay
maater, engineer, geologist and a
largo drafting room.
Next In line la the flrit aid and
mine rescue building, where men
will bo trained In these caaentlala
I and whore recreation may bo In
dulged almply by clearing away the
apparatus, and affording a large
All these buildings will be lighted
and heated from a central plant,
the steam being conveyed from the
exhaust at the hoisting plant and
augmented when temperatures are
extrcmoly low.
Collectively, these buildings are
the acmo of comfort and conveni
While tho flrst consideration has
been given to single men. there will
bo ample provision for married men.
For this purpose a townslte has beeti
laid out on the bench above, where
modern cottages will be erected,
equipped with waterworks and elec
tric light. The houses being con
structed from two designs equal to
the demands of different sizes of
families. These houses will rent for
from $15 to $.15 per month. There Is
now material on hand to eroct about
a dozen such cottage*.
Coal will be supplied at the rate
Of $7 per ton at the mine, and Eska
oal. which Is a better domcMlc coal,
it $7 75 per ton. delivered at Chlck
Slngle men will be charged $5
per month for room and $45 per
month for board. Anchorage Times.
(Fifth Street, between Main and
Seward Streets, Juneau)
Servlcca are held every Sunday at
1 1 a. m. In the church of the Chris
tian Science Society of Juneau, on
Fifth Street between Main and Sew
ard streets. The subjoct for nozt
Sunday will be "Reality."
Sunday school at 12:16 p. m.
Wednesday ? Testimonial meeting
at 8:16 p. m.
Christian Science Reading Room
at Room 8, Mulony Block. Open
dally, except Sundays and holidays,
from 2 to 4:30 p. m. and from 7 to
9 pm. Wednesday evenings. 7 to 8.
The public is cordially Invited to
attend these services and visit the
modatlons, American or European
Man. For terms apply to Dr. L. F
Hoddard. Sanitarium, Alaska. ? Adv
Leaving Juneau (or Douglas, Tread
well and Thane
7:10 a. m. 4:40 p. m.
*9:30 a. m. 6:10 p. m.
11:16 p. in. |7:30 p. m.
12:00 p. m. 9:40 p. m.
*3:10 p. m. 11:26 p. m.
Saturday night, 1:00 a. m.
IDouglaa only
Leaving Doaglai for Treadwell and
7:26 a. m. 4:66 p. m.
9:46 a. m. 6:16 p. m.
12:30 p. m. 9:66 p. m.
? 3:26 p. m. 11:40 p. tn.
Saturday night, 1:16 a. m.
Leaving Douglas for Juneau
8:?0 a. tn. 6:36 p. m.
*10:26 a. tn. 6:66 p. m.
?1:10 p. m. 17:46 p. m.
2:16 p. tn. 10:36 p. m.
Saturday night, 1:66 a. m.
{Saturday only, to Douglaa.
?Freight will bo accepted.
Subject to change without notice
We carry the largest stock
of Smokers' Sundries on the
A large stock Of Juno Bev
erage and other ?oft drinks
always on hand.
MIKE PUSICH, Proprietor
Front Street Douglas
Free Floats
Douglas City offeri free
floats to small boats and the
proteciton of the best harbor
on Gastineau Channel.
F^Sjoyg- 1 'B I ^teSiTi fSlPSi HI 1 1 ?
Loaves Seattle
City of Seattle
March 2ti
Admiral Wation
Prom Juneau
Admiral Wation
March 19
From Juneau
City of Seattle
March 25
Adm. Wation
March 29
Three sailings a week from Seattle. San Francisco, Lot
Angeles and San Diogo
Douglas. Alaska
Phone IS
J. H. KLINE. Agent
Juneau, Alaska
Phone 4
to purchase from
Dry Goods, Ready to Wear, Notions, Clothing,
Men's Furnishings, Shoes, Rubber Goods
Service, Superlativeness and Satisfaction
Groceries, 5 Dry Goods, 8
Office, 2 Rings on 5
B. M. Behrends Company, Inc.

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