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♦ NORTHERN HAPPENINGS ♦ ♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ A native runner carries the mail between Teller and Wales Skagway thinks it is about time that a term of the U. S. district court was held in that town Three members of the frater nity were fined §250 each for conducting gambling games at Iditarod P. M. Doe -Smith, a Wran gell gardener, aged 85 years, was found dead in his cabin lately at that place. The school population of Juneau has increased so rapid ly. that it has become necessary to convert one of the vacant business houses. An obliging hotel clerk at Whitehorse not only strives to entertain guests, but will a. muse their dogs for hours at a time, playing with them like a brother. Ketchikan apparent ly hasen’t file only hotelman that’s gone to the dogs Three indictments have been returned against H. V. Hoben. a prominent Seward business man. head of a transfer comp any. charged with violation of the federal timber cutting reg ulations. Fifteen men guilty of giving or selling liquor to Indians were given sentence in the federal court at Juneau by Judge Overfield The terms var ied from eight to twenty months. Because of the increasing activity in the quartz at the head of Clean creek, the Tati ana Valley railway plans on building an extension of the line from Chatanika, the pres ent terminal, to the mouth of Chatham creek. At the recent meeting of the Ameri'an Mining Congress, res olutions were adopted favoring laws that would take the final !e erminalion of Alaska land j claims out of the hands of the ! tepartment of te interior and j pla- e them in the hands of the | • ’eral courts. \’cw York. Dec. 30—In an j ,:.Ur. ew in one of yesterdays papers Samuel Gompers, head of he American Federation of j Labor, -dated that there was no truth in the report that j the Structural Iron Workers’ | Union will be driven from the Federation. New York. Dec. 30—One hun dred and fifty thousand gar ment worker- of this city went on strike thi- morning. The manufacturers state that they are prepared to meet every em ergency. and will not concede to the wishes of the strikers. Albany. Dec. 30—'Wm. Snlzer wiil be inducted into the office of Governor of the State of New York. Wednesday of this week. The inauguaral cere.. monies will be very -imple. as Mr. Snlzer has asked that all pomp tie omitted. -+ London. Dec. 30—In the Peace Conference today, the charge was made by the Allies that Turkey’s reply to the de_ mends of the other participants in the conclave offers absolute iy no basis for negotiations, and that that country i- only -par ing for time, in the hope that something will happen to sep.. erate the allie- and allow her to win. The demand ha- again been made b\ Turkey that -he be allowed to reprovision Adri anople, but Bulgaria has again refused and demands that Tur key stick to the original agree ment. ■ The U. S. revenue cutter Rush was recently offered for sale at Port Townsend. The highest hid was that of the Alaska Junk Go.. $8,500. The Rn.-h was built at Port Blakeley in 1885. and her officers say the i; in good condition. NEW LAND OFFICE REGULATION A new regulation has been issued by the secretary of the interior to the effect that all applications for surveys under the “trade and manufacturing site law,” and Hie ‘soldiers’ additional homestead law,” must be filed with the registrar and receiver of the United States land office in the district in which the land is situated. -« John Westberg, an Alaska miner who was blinded by an explosion of dynamite while at work on the Copper River 6, Northwestern railroad, was awarded §8,000 on the stipula tion of counsel in the case, and his suit in the superior court of Washington was dismissed. The report of the work of the United State- revenue cut ter service for the year shows that for every dollar the gov ernment ha- expended in the maintenance of the service, there has been a return of §•1.30 in the form of property saved from the sea. The Alaska Oil e- Ouauo Company has paid it- 1012 tax on the years output. During the summer the ompany pro., dued 4.700 barrels of oil. on which it paid a tax of 10 cents a barrel, and 4,290 Ions of fertilizer, for which it paid tax es amounting to 20 cents a ton. Surveyor Geueral Wm. L. Distin, whose term of office expired on Dec. 1(5. has been reappointed. When first ap pointed to the office of survey.., or general of .Alaska Mr. Distin found the records of the office he had come to accept tied up neatly in a shoe box He has put his heai*t into his work and now his records are a pride to himself and the p>eople of the territory. -+ If 180 men in the United Slates control 134 bank- and l.'ust companies, transportation and industrial corporation- hal ing a total capitalization of §25,325,000,000, what do the other 00,000,000 odd people .in the country control and where do they come in. -+-— The Los Angeles Produce Lx change lias voted to let the 1 hens fix the price of egg- here after. The Department of Jus tice will have little to do if all fhe.se trust- continue to fall over each other in the attempt to get back into the “zone of lawfulness.” -* INGRATITUDE All numbed is my reason, and frigid my feet! I'm tired of this season of good thing- to |eat! I'm weary of turkey. I’Ve soured upon goose, my in.-ide I are jerky, my wishbone is loose. I've gorged upon pud ding until I would die. Al though I'm a dandy at punish ing grub. I’m tired of candy Uhat comes by the tub; the oys ters, the dres-ing. the ice j cream and cake, all, all are | distressing, and give me an ache. Rich grub sends a shiver through -urfeited men; I'm longing for liver and onions again. My system is achin’, and won’t be denied, for fried eggs and bacon and spuds on the side. ’Twould make my soul chirrup to fill up once (more on buckwheat and sirup and sauerkraut galore, but that ! would be treason, of style an abuse; at this bughouse season it’s turkey and goose. It’s tur key thats’ roasted and goose •hat j- baked, and things that ire toasted, and things that j are faked; it’s outers and :gravy and stuffing and jam, and spaghetti wavy, with which we must cram. My nerves all aquiver, I -it in my den, and long for plain liver and onions [again! -WALT MASON Seward. Dec. 31—A high tide yesterday enabled the salving crew to pull the little steamer Dora off the beach, and as soon as temporary repairs can be made on her she will leave for tho Sound under her own pow er. The staunch old hull is scared and battered as the re sult of the terrible pounding it has undergone from sea and rock, but contrary to expecta tions is leaking but little, and steamboat men say she will be back on the run again in as good shape as ever within two months. -+ New York, Dec. 31 The strike among the garment work ers is being felt in many quart ers. Already not less than •4000 factories have been com pelled to close their doors, and the strike is spreading steadily. This is bound to re sult m the curtailing of the output of the mills, and labor troubles will result there loo. Orders for spring goods are being cancelled by the maiiu fatcurers and unless the strike is settled shortly, the general public will feel the result of the strike badlv. when the - time comes to buy spring gar ments. -r Denver, Dec. 31—Benjamin Montgomery, lieutenant gover nor elect of the state of Colo rado died as the result of an operation oil his throat yester day. His successor will be named in a speeial election. -+ St. Augustine, Dec. 31— President Taft found a whole carload of Christmas presents j awaiting him at thi- point yes terday when he arrived here on his way home from the Is thmus and the Canal Zone. He has nothing but praise to say of the way in which the work is progressing on the canal. -* Seattle. Dec. 31—It looks as | though 1912 is going to leave j the Pacific Northwest some., i thing to remember it by in the j shape of the worst storm in years, now raging over the coast from Vancouver island as far south as the Oregon., j California line. Snow and a j howling gale have put a bad j brake on business in the nor., j them region, w ith rain taking | the place of the snow further j south. Thus far fortunately i no fatalities have been report ed on either water or railroad. --A All is hustle now at the end of the year draws near. The assessment work upon unpat. ented ground must be complet. ed within a cople of days, al most within a few hours, mirier , penalty of loss title. To ac.. j cornpli-h the required amount of work means for many a j claim owner that during the re., i mainder of the year he will be putting in some good, hard lab or perfecting title for the year. The intimation has been giv en. says unofficial reports, that | the committee of Congress which is making an invesliga. tion into the methods of the so called money trust, will inci dentally touch upon the history of the Amalgamated Copper company and the fights that were waged by and against it during the course of its rise to it* present dominant position in the copper world. The reindeer in Alaska, ac cording' to late't reports, num bered 33,029. of which 60 per cent are owned by 400 natives, while the government owns on |y 11 per cent. In October, 1911, there were shipped from Nome to Seattle 123 reindeer ;carcasses purchased try a cold .storage compim from Eskimo (herders. This shipment of ap iproximately 18,750 pound found a' ready sale in Seattle and marked the beginning of jthe exportation of reindeer meat from Alaska, QOODE 18 TICKLED TODAY Lieut. Goode is wearing a smile Both long and wide to day, he found his fishing boat Columbia yesterday all safe and sound on the, beach Just this side of Point Higgins and last night with the aid of the Prince Olaf. pulled her safely off into deep water and brought her to town. It seems almost incred utous that with the wind blow ing the way it was Saturday night a boat could drift out of |the harbor, clearing Charcoal point and then landing inside |of Pt. Higgins, hut she did. The Columbia is little the worse for the trip a part of the shoe only being damaged. -- Los Angeles, Dec. .'t t—Word from the training camps of Palzer and McCarthy stales that the two men have finished the work of training for their bout tomorrow and are now resting. They are both in fine fettle and a good fight Is as sured. Palzer has a shade the best of it in Hie betting, hut the two men seem to he very evilly matched. Owing lo the fact that neither lias had any grout amount of ring exper ience it is hard for the sport ing fraternity to dope their po-t performances out for bet ting purposes. -1 Stuttgart, Dec. 31—Baron Waechter, secretary of state and of foreign affairs for Ger many died yesterday of heart failure. Deceased was one of the big men of the empire, having been opposed to Bis marck during the last years of the latter’s life. Count Watch fer’s suceesor has not as yet been named. -* Fernio. B. C., Dec. 31—An immense snows1'de came down the mountain side above this place yesterday burying sever.. iil houses containing many peo ple Volunteers dug into the slide a> soon as posible. rescu ing all but fifteen, who it is feared are dead. Jack Noble was killed and John Bernard is in the hospital at Fort Gibbon, the result of being buried beneath a load of supplies when a sled on which they were being transported capsized near Hot Springs on the Tanana. Bernard was not rescued for 21 hours. The ac cident occured on Dec. 10th. The Granville Light « Power Co., located near Dawson, has . offered to supply that city with light for just one half! what it is paying now. Private consumers are offered a month ly flat rate of $2.50 for the | first 10 candle power light, j and $1.50 for each additional light. This .'ays the Star, of Whitehorse. i« something of a , come down from ttic days when j electric light were charged for at Dawson at the rate of 35 j cents per night for each light. The town of Blackburn, here j tofore knwn as McCarthy’s has been established at Mile 102 on the Copper river railroad. A committee of five has been j elected as a governing body. A block of land has been set i aside for three years, with the provision that at the end of that time the lots are to he given free to women with one or more children who have no one to support them. The town residents propose to re serve for themselves all fran chises for public utilities. -f Albany, Jan. 2—Without any pomp or ostentation of any kind Win. Sulzer was sworn in yesterday a> Governor of the i State of New York. Immedi i ately afterwards be was wailed on by the suffragettes who had marched from New York to pe tition him for bis support, and promised to do all in hi* power and within the scope of bis of fice to aid them. SALE OF TIMBER “Ketchi.. kail. Alaska, December 31. 1012. Scaled bids marked out. side “Bid. Timber Sale Appli. cation, December 30, 1012, Tongass” and addressed to the Forest Supervisor, Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan, Alaska, will be received up to and including the 4th day of February 1013, for all the mer ehantable dead timber standing or down, and all the live timber designated for cutting by a For esl officer, located on an area to be definitely designated by a Forest officer before cutting begins, including about 30 acres mi the West shore of Klakas Inlet, 24 acres on the shore of Max Cove, East shore of Klakas Inlet, and 72 acres on the shores of Kassa Inlet, Prince of Wales Island, within the Tongass National Forest, esti.. mated to be 1,000,000 feet board measure of live spruce and hemlock sawtimber. log scale, more or less. No bid of Je*» than $1.00 per thousand feet board measure for saw. timber will be considered, and a deposit of $200.00 must be sent to C. T. Gardner, Special Fiscal Agent. Forest Service, Ketchikan, Alaska, for each bit! submitted to the Supervisor. Timber upon valid claims is exempt from sale. The right to reject any and all bids i> reserved. For further infor. mation and regulations govern., ing sales address Forest Sup. ervisor. Tongass National For. est, Ketchikan, Alaska. W. G. Wcigle, Forest Supervisor. -* SALK OF TIMBER—Ketchi kan, Alaska, December 2'ith. 19 12. Sealed bids marked out side “Bid. Timber Sale Appli cation, December 10, 19 12, Tongass” and addressed to thr Forest Supervisor, Tongass Nat ional Forest, Ketchikan, Alaska, will be received up to and in. eluding the 25th day of January 1913, for all the merchantable dead timber standing or down, and all the live timber desig nated for cutting by a Forest officer, located on an area to be definitely designated by a Forest officer before cutting be gins, including about 2 \ acres located at the bead id' Pori Estrella. Prince of Wales Is land, within the Tongass Nat ional Forest, estimated to be 350,000 feet board measure of live spruce sawtimber log scale, more or less. No bid of loss than $1.00 per thousand feet board measure for saw. timber will be considered, and a deposit of $100.00 must lie sent to C. T. Gardner. Special Fiscal Agent. Forest Service Ketchikan. Alaska, for each bid submitted to the Supervisee Timber upon valid claims i exempt from sale. The rigb‘ lo reject any and all bids b reserved. For further in for. mation and regulations govern mg sales address Forest Sup eryisor. Tongass National For <>st, Ketchikan, Alaska. W. G Weigle, Forest Supervisor. -+ SALE OF TIMBER Kelt hi kail, Alaska, December 19 191? Sealed bids marked outside “Bid, Timber Sale Application November 25, 1912, Tongass’' and addressed to the Fores' Supervisor. Tongass Nntiono' Forest, Ketchikan, Alaska, wil' be received up to and includin': the 20th day of January 191‘ for all the merchantable livf timber designated for ciittinc by a Forest officer locat. ed on an erea to lie definitely designated by a Forest officer before cut ting begins, including about 2~ acres located on the north..east shore of Vixen Inlet, Cleveland Peninsula, within the Tongass National Forest, estimated to be 100.000 linear feet of hem lock piling, more or less. Nc bid of less than Ai c. per linear foot for piling up to and indud mg 75 leet in length, and lc. per linear foot for all piling ever 75 feet in length will be considered, and a deposit ol *209.00 must be sent to C. T. Gardner. Special Fiscal Agent Forest Service. Ketchikan. Alas ka. for each bid submitted to the Supervisor. Timber upon valid claims is exempt from sale. The right to reject any and all bids is reserved. For further information and regn. bilious governing sales address Forest Supervisor. Tongass National Forest. Ketchikan. Alaska. W. G. Weigle, Forest Supervisor. SALE OF TIMBER—Ketchikan. Alaska. November 22, 19 12. Sealed bids marked outside “Bid, Timber Sale Apnlirnlion. I November 13, PH 2. Tongass” and addressed In I be Forest Supervisor. Tongas* National I Forest, Ketchikan. A1 a - k a. wi' be received uri to and inrl"r! ling the 23rd day of December 1912. for all Hip merchantable dead limber, standing or down and all the live tiiTibcr desig |uated for culling hv a Fore*' , officer, located n,i an area lo be definitely designated by a Forest officer before cutting begin-, including about 19 acre- located approximate!’ two miles norliieasl of II oil is, and about 5 acres on the cast side of the entrance of Hol lis Anchorage, Prince of Wales Island, within the Tongass National Forest, estimated to be 400,000 feet board measi ”o of live Spruce, Hemlock end Red Cedar sawtimbcr. bg scale, more or less. No bid of less than $1.00 per thousand feet board measure for saw timber will be considered, iml a deposit of $100.00 must be ^ sent to C. T. Gardner. Special Fiscal Agent, Forest Service Ketchikan, Alaska, for each bid submitted to the Supervisor. Timber upon valid claims i« exempt from sale. The right to reject any and nil bids is reserved. For forth infor mation and rearulat! .' n eming sales addre s Korc-t Forest. Ketrhikan. Alaska. AAr. G. AA’eigle, Forest Supervisor. -4 “MOOSE” JOHNSON HERE J. Frederick Johnson will leave on the Curacao to attend the annual Masquerade Ball ol' the Moose at Juneau. Since leaving here Brother Johnson has started locals of the L. O. O. M. at Wrangell and Peters burg having just romc fr< *n the West Coast where lie in stituted No. 120U at Fish E j and 1205 at Sulzer. -4 Juneau, Dec. 28—One big row is evidently certain in the Arctic Brotherhood. Sonic time ago. Camp Haines started a pro test against the action of the last grand encampment at A’ar eouvre in authorizing Ihe erci tion of camps of the Are,: Brotherhood in Vancouver a Seattle. Other camps ha e taken the matter up, and la^t night. Camp Sitka adopted a resolution calling on ol! ■ northern camps to elect deb gates to attend a convention i! Juneau, March 12, for the o - ganization of a northern co trolled grand camp. If • tically certain that all Souther ern Alaska camps will partb pate in the organization. -4- - Cordova, Dec. 28—A slide several hundred ye long has ompletely blockcA ‘ Copper River Railroad milepost 89, puttin'? system out of commissio the available men hav< shipped to the spol n> work of getting the track ed off is being pushed. H w however probably take • to get the track in condi'-n operation again, as himd?r tons of rock and other was brought down snow and now lies o> road right of way. T lions are being made fer passengers and r the slide, but not I : done in transferring the haul is too Ion' -4 ALASKA GETS IT IN THE NECK fim For some unknown rr- < poor old Alaska has been r the goat again by fho n<" that lie—the Federal gov menl—this time in the ma of the rates charged under II <• new parcels post order, a flat rate of twelve cents per pom d being established between the states and Alaska, or between any two points in Alaska. For instance, if a man in Seattle wants to send a package which weighs say four pounds from Seattle to Portland, a dislan < of about ixo miles, lie would pay seven cents for the fii pound and five cents per pound for each additional pound, or 22 cents altogether. To send the same sized package from Ketchikan to Wrangell, less than half as far as from Seattle In Portland it will cost a Hat rale of twelve cents per pound or 18 cents in all, or more than twice as much for half as long * a haul. It certainly does beat the band the way in which our Unde Samuel loves Alaska and Alaskans. --- McDonald’s Chocolates are BE8T~Haack’s Drug Store. —Advertising.