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1 .atest Spring Styles m
Stein-Bloch and
Stadium Clothes
$ I 8 to $40
Just Arrived--Spring Styles
John B. Stetson hats
Successor to Sargent & Pinska
Fairbanks Dawson
Let us overhaul your watch. We are doing high
grade and guaranteed
Cleaning Watches $2.50
Main Springs, guaranteed one year $2.50
Jewels $2.50
Watch Glasses .50
All our prices are reduced on
Souvenir Jewelrg
and we have many, new and
beautiful designs.
Gent's Double Nugget Chains, making $0.00
Gent’s Single Nugget Chains, making $4.00
Ladies' Necklaces, making $4.00 up
(according to length)
Stick Bins on Nuggets 75c
Making Nuggets Into Charms 50c
and all other work at correspondingly low prices.
See our choice assortment of UMBRELLAS cost'oricU
Leslie Bennett is down and out
That is. he is lying flat on his back
at St. Joseph’s hospital, afflicted
with one of those terrible diseases
which even the proper climatic con
ditions sometime- fail to cure Bit*
that he is not without friends, even
though lie is lying sick end help
less. is evidenced by the attitude
of tie- ball players and enthusiasts
--I Fairbanks who have decided to
play a game for his benefit, all ol
the proceeds to be converted into
n fund which will lie used in send
ing the forrner baseball player and
ail ’round good e-llovv Outside for
The game i to be played next
Sunday afternoon at Exposition park, i
Everything is to be donated All
of the players have agreed to ailov
tlieir share ol the game to go into
the general fund, and the park com- j
mission has agreed not to clv.tge the
players anything for the use of the
park on that particular a'ternoon.
Even the baths are to be donated.
Dave Courtemanche having agreed 1
not to charge the players who work !
that day the usual sum for their
baths after the game is over.
The price of admission to the
game is to he the usual four bits. ;
nnd it is certain that there will
Greyling Flies
Fishing Rods
Camo Stools
Lazy Chairs
MosquitoHead Nets
Mosquito Beds
Building Paper
House Lining
be a bum pci crowd in attendance.
Tickets will be placed on sab Tu* -
day at all of the principal busin -
houses of the* cit>. In addition a
number of Leslie's friend- will ec;
out and sell them In fact a num
ber of the young ladies of the city,
friends with whom Leslie has spent
many pleasan* evenings in days gone
by. have signified their intention
of getting out to “get tin* money.’’
In this manner it is hoped that
several hundred dollars can be
Leslie Bennett first came north
in 1911 His first act after secur
ing a job. that goal of all chee
chac-oes, was to enter himself on
the staff of local baseball players
And it is tlie opinion of more ‘ban
one enthusiast that Leslie- n those
days was one of the best men at
the game who ever stepped over a
plate. In addition, he entered into
the social life of the camp, making
it better by an ever cheer; disposi
tion and a kind word for m eryom*.
As a consequence. Leslie Bennett
could take every man in town by
the hand and call him ’friend.' It
is. then, no wonder that these same
old friends, although Leslie and he
wife have been gone from Fairbanks
for two years, should step into the
breach and help out when help is
Mrs. Bennett is now at Ruby, al
though she is expected to come to
Fairbanks on one of the first boa's
from the lower river. Like her hu.
band, she is well known here. They
have been residing at Ruby for the
past year, having spent one yeai
Outside since they left Fairbanks
Mr. Bennett came up from the low
er river shortly before the trail
became impassable.
The first baseball game of the*
season was played yesterday after
noon at the park with a good sized
crowd of fans in attendance. And
all who saw the game have ample
evidence that Fairbanks is Fable
to see the best baseball in yeats
during the present season. In fact
it is predicted that a team can be
picked from the material now avail
able which can beat anything this
side of Seattle.
Several new players were in ev i
dence yesterday and all showed up
well. A number of old ones have
dropped front the ranks, but soph
of them will be on hand lor the
benefit game next Sunday, among
them Jess Myers and Eddie Stroe*-k
er, who will catch for opposing
teams and who will enliven the
game by their playing.
And it is the Marquettes against
the Van Dycks again. It had been
expected that the players would get
some new suits this year and that
the names of the teams would be
changed hut so far no kind-hearted
drummer with a mit itching to handle
ft ball has come along. However,
new suits and new names for the
teams may be procured be'ore long.
First Contingent of Alaska Railroad Employes Arrive—Disbursing Of
ficer I ells of Commission’s Plans—3,000 Tons of Rails Coming—
Edes Due Plere in July—Riggs to Make Home Here.
All is now practically in readi
ncs- for the season's work on the
interior end <»i the Alaska railroad
to -tart Foi the first contingent
of men brought in from e (hit
-id.* by the Alaskan Knu'.neerinv
n i.-.-i n in aded fcy (: Fent« n
iraine! disbursing officer of tin
commission in the interior and F
H Hailey. division engineer in
charge, ha arrived here F.ngineer
Hailey and 22 men got off *he
steamer at Nenana. Mr Cramer
;.nd his assistant. J. Casson Willi
ams. together with W \ Defoe,
who will be superintendent of con
struction. and a piledriver man came
on here. Mr. Cramer and Mr. Wil
liams are now installed in their
; office- in he Washington Alaska
[hank building, which, though sc-.-nti
ly furnished will serve very well
until further equipment can he pro
. ided.
disbursing officer and chief
• l.■ rk m tin local office of the en
..■ineei ing commission. Mr Cramei
tiioroughh conversant with the
clan- of the commission for the
next year However, whether all
• i*11 plan - will mature or not de
pends upon the passage of the sun
dry civil bill by congress. This
! hill carries with it the matter oi
an appropriation of $0,270,000 for
work on the Alaska railroad. It is
• •\pected that the money will be
ionic available about July 1. ar.d
lit is t hen‘fore thought that actual
1 construction work on this end of
| the railroad w ill start about that
t.n.r or as soon thereaftei as Com
j missioner Higgs authorizes the i t
| tine, ol contracts tor station work.
Tiic work of const rut tion wil1 b‘
| rushed, according to Mr Cramer,
j Mlio States that Commissioner Higgs
iixpeets to have fully 60 per cent
j ol tin roadbed from Fairbanks to
tin- Nenana coal fields ready for
mills by tall And part of the road
will undoubtedly be partially con
,-tructod as the commission is ship
piti-i between ll.hOh and 3.000 tons
j of rails from Seattle shortly Mr
I Cramer states that the price of
j steel is high on the Outside now
land that railroad rails ate corre
! spondingly scarce.
The force of men which is now
j at Nenana is engaged in putting
J up warehouses and docks with the
j lumber already shipped from Fait
banks and that which :s being
shipped this week. And the Mid
lnight Sun. the launch of the En
| gineering commission, came up to
j Fairbanks last night to take the
' piiedriver back to Nenana for use
jin the construction work. Two oth
cr piledrivers are also to be brought
in from the Outside with the first
'consignment of freight for ihe En
i gineering commission brought up
from St. Michael.
Tlte work of building the roadbed
will be divided into three resi
d**nci**s ;h wording to Mr. Cramer.
They all kiiih* under th<* dire< t
charge of engineer Bailey and V.r
h* io<'. tli** -up.*rmt *ndert of < n
traction I-' S. Ilyas, who 1m
been with th** engineering' commi:
sion since railroad work started in
Alaska, will have charge o'i th.**
Fait banks residency working toward
Nenana from Sheep creek, the poin
on Coldstream where the govern
ment road is to com** in contact
with the Xanana Valley tail read
while C. B. Richardson, also one
of the commission’s old employees,
will have charge of the residency
it t Nenana and will work north
from that point F. D. Hayden,
the engineer who surveyed the con
templated route south of the Xan
ana river daring the first vear the
commission was here will have
charge of the residency between
Nenana and Broad Pass
The most important positions an
der the residential engineers are to
be filled by old employees of the
commission. Howard P. Curtis will
remain in charge of the commi:'
sar\ at Nenana. while \V B. Rea
burn, as chief packmaster, will b«*
in charge of all transportation.
Stephen Shuman who served as
draftsman last year here, will hold
a similar position in the office ;it
Nenana, while \V. .1 Huhbaek. a*
countant. and J. B. Bickford, for
merly secretary to the committee
in charge of the grounds and build
ings of the San Francisco exposi
tion. will he hi charge of the cos'
work M K. Pellet will ho chief
stenographer. The last three men
named will he located in the Fair
banks office with Mr. Cramer and Mr.
Williams. It is probable that there
will also ho several other office em
Mr. Cramer states that there will
be work for every available man
when the construction work starts.
He made this statement win n ques
tioned regarding labor, adding that
he had not received nearly as many
applications for work as he had
expected upon his arrival here.
Wages for laborers employed by the
commission direct will be from
50 cents to 85 cents per hour, de
pending on the classification of the
work One dollar per day will be
charged all laborers for board at
the commission’s moss. Fight hours
will be the length of the work day
but Mr. Cramer is not now able to
state whether work will be prose
cuted on Sunday or not. There will,
of course, also be a number of the
commission's employees who will
work by the month. It is not prob
able that the hiring of any great
number of men will start until Con.
missioner Riggs arrives t.ere from
the Outside All of the work pos
sible will he done by station work.
When questioned regarding what
the commission Intends to do in
the interior next winter, Mr. Cramer
as.-eited that the winter season will
probably be busier than will the
summer. The matter of getting
out ties will be part of the work
undertaken, as will the construe
lion of terminal buildings end wan
houses all along the line. Mr fra
liter also expects that considerable
of the station work will be don**
in the winter, particularly the rock
work in the Nenana country and
W. C. Edes. chairman of the En
gineering commission, expects to
make a trip to the interior this
summei. He is coming fo* the pui
pose of looking over the work which
has been done and to look into the
matter of the purchase of the Tan
ana Valley railroad. The surveyed
line of the government railroad runs
parallel to the 1 il road all
way from Sheep creek to Fairbanks.
Mr. Edes is now in Washington.
He will make a trip to the coast
headquarters of the commission at
Anchorage before coming to the in
terior. It will therefore probably
be the middle of July before he
arrives here.
Negotiations have also been pend
ing relative to the possible pur-dia *>
by the commission of the Duke trait
ing post at Nenana. And having
been notified by Mr Riggs in a
wire from Seattle that tlm com mis
sion may use the buildings at Duke’s
Mr Cramer is of the opinion that
the transaction lias been put through
or else that the po«t will he tak* n
, over shortly
The freight problem is one which
is bothering the commission to a
considerable extent, accordiu; to Mr
Cramer. On the first boats leaving
Seattle for Nome it was impossible
to ship more than 500 tons ol freight
and another 100 tons has been ship
ped via Skagway and the White
Pass &- Yukon route. Roth pas
senger and freight bookings on a!'
boats for St. Michael from Seatti'
have been engaged for month; ahe ad
. by the commission, in o-der that
what is needed here may be brought
in from the Outside. Th>* Ameri
can-Yukon Navigation company lias
been engaged to handle the interior
river transportation work, having
proven that they are amply able to
do so.
Commissioner Riggs is expected
here the lattei part of next month.
He is bringing his wipe and tve
children with him and henceforth
expects to make his home where
his work takes him. that is, in Fair
banks. All are in Seattle at llu
present time. They will he accom
panied north by Mrs. Cramer th“
disbursing officer having entered the
ranks of the benediets in Washing
ton last winter, as was reported
here. Mr. and Mrs. Cramer will
occupy the James residence, on Ninth
avenue, while the Riggs family has
taken the Hurley house on lower
first avenue for the summer.
The game yesterday resulted in
i the defeat of the Van Dycks by the
Marquettes. The score was 10 to 6.
: Howard Logan was official tosser
for the Marquettes, while Jack Han
j sen acted in :>. similar capacity for
j the Van Dycks. George Parks and
Rimer Anderson were on the ball
receiving end for the Marquettes
and Van Dycks respectively. The
ante will not go down into history
! as having been characterised by
i any particularly brilliant plays, but
it was the first game of the season,
and all the fans, appreciating that
fact, considered themselves well
pleased *for time and money spent
■n seeing it
The lineup of the two teams was
I ss follows:
MARQDETTES: Logan, p: Parks,
: Geis, lb: Bid well, 2b; Wood, ss;
j Gat heart 3b; Ilotway, If; Peques
| f; Robins, rf.
| VAN DYCKS: Hansen, p: Ander
J son, c: Koon, lb: Ricker, 2h: Woody
I ss; Wolf, 3b; Judkins. If: Kirby, of:
I Durgin. rf.
By-Laws of Young
Lodgemen Changed
Announcement recently made by
E. E. Dilley, grand organizer of
the Native Sons & Daughiers of
the Golden North, is to the effect
that the bylaws of the organiza
tion have been changed to a cer
tain extent That is. they have been
changed in order to perm.t a re
duction of dues, which will now be
50 cents per year instead of per
quarter, as formerly, both to aoti' e
and honorary members alike. Mr.
Dilley also states that all those who
are in arrears but who pay 50 cents
before July 1 will be counted
In good standing In the organization.
Owing to the fact that the En
gineering commission is taking the
piledriver to Nenana for use there
in constructing docks and ware
houses, the city has again taken
over the bridge from the Alaska
Road commission. It is also under
1 stood that the city has agreed to
operate a free Terry in case the
bridge goes out.
The reason mat tne oriuge nas
been turned over to the city is
that the road commission does not
want to be put to any further ex- 1
pense in ease a freshet comes and
brings down enough drift to take
the structure out again. And since
the bridge was installed the pile
driver has been used in keeping it
free of drift. The removal of the
' piledriver from this locality there I
fore takes away the means of pro
tecting the bridge, and, as the city
Is responsible for the move, the i
road commission feels that it shou'd
be responsible lor the bridge as well.
The piledriver is to be returned
heie from Nenana on or before j
July 15. At that time it is to he ■
j used in constructing the piers for j
the new road commission bridge
across the river at Cushman street
Splendid acting and a good moral
lesson are the chief characteristics
of “The Cup of Idfe," the feature
film shown at Thome's last night,
according to those who saw it. The
usual large Sunday night crowd was
in evidence. The picture is to be
repeated tonight, starting at 8:30
o'clock. The price of admission is
r.O cents.
Mrs. Fred Douse is in receipt of
a wire from her husband which
states that Mr. Douse will soon star
on his return trip to Fairbanks. He
wired that he had had another
attack of his old trouble. The mes
sage was received from Seward,
which point Mr. Douse had reached
on his return trip
Pioneer Women
To Meet Saturday
Announcement is made to the es
feet that tlie regular monthly meet
ing of the Pioneer Women of \1
aska will be held at Odd Fellows’
hall next Saturday evening at S ’SO
o’clock. As far as Is known there
is no business of special import
ante to come before the meeting,
but there will be a short program
followed by a luncheon.
The Pioneer Women are still try
ing to increase their membership,
and to that end they voted at their
last meeting to admit all women to
membership in the organization who
have been in Alaska 15 years. The
by-laws were changed accordingly,
the former rule having been thrt
only those who came to the terri
tory prior to January' 1, 1901, were
LONDON, May 25. (Delayed)
The trial of the ease of the cot: -
nionwealth against Sir Roger Case
ment, charged with treason has
been set for Juue 26. He was con
victed of the crime in the lower
court. The case against Daniel Bev
erly, charged with the same crime,
will also probably be tried in the
upper court on the same date.
For authoritative styles in
Hart Schaffner & Marx Suits
Any Suit in More inside
Window Store.
John It. Stetson Hats, latest $5.00
Panamas, extra special $5.00
Split Straws, each $2.50
Silk Striped Underwear, suit $2.00
B. V. I). Style Underwear, suit $1.00
MBPI—————————'I ■fill IHt> riasr.
Simson Bros.
The Home of Hart Schaffner & Marx Clothes
Steamer Schwatka
Arrives In Port
With IT p is.-,.-n"ei« ami 'vn h,»r.«
loads of freight, the si - :■ r S ''a
ka. of the American Yu* t Na.’i
gation company arrived in i*oi t \
terday afternoon The ft*glit c n
sisted of one barge load ni cat?!
and another barge loaded it* *.i
grain and perishables The* pas \
gers were mostly from w •> po :
the list being as follow
E. Glenn, E. Parks. Dun n 'I
T .1 Martel. N E. Black. Osc n
Bergman. Mrs. Bergman, A .1 B s
worth. Mrs T M West. George A
I Coleburn, Paul Hoppe U D Winn *.
I Sam Cote. Eugene Travelh»r. J I.
I Anders. A Johnson and Louis John
| son.
The A Y N Co. is now ndveru
; ing the Delta to sail next Tuesdn.
evening for Tanana and way point
! At Tanana she will make eon***
I tions with the steamer Reliance
for the Koyukuk and will then re
I turn to Fairbanks with the freight
| and passengers brought down fi 'm
Dawson by the Reliance, whit h h
now making the up-river Dip
Deputy Marshal J I. Anders, <n
Hot Springs arrived in tcwn \ -
terday with three prisoners ii.*
had one guard. R. D. Winne. l'iic
prisoners were Ram Dote and Eug**ne
j Traveller, the latter the wrestle t
, formerly well known in local sport
ing circles, who are to serve* term*
i in .jail on assault charges, and Paul
Hoppe, an insane*, who has been
j committed to the asylum. Regard
ing mining conditions at Hot Springs
Mr. Anders declares that “Hot
Springs is still the* best <;*mp on
For Your Home
in the newest designs.
the Newest
Prices Low
The Fair
The Up-to-Date Store
A -.nuke must hare a blK Tin*
bill ?
On the other hand, a sunk*-<!<>♦* a i
need any new inner tubes.*
Wait for the new goods. They
will be here on the first through
boat from Whitehorse, direct from
the markets of New York, where
they were selected by Mr. Gordon
in person, especially for you; and
you know that Mr. Gordon has
particularly good taste in making
his selections. Watch for further
announcement as to the date of the
arrival of these goods.
Everything the very latest.

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