Fairbanks Daily Times from Fairbanks, Alaska on November 16, 1913 · Page 4
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Fairbanks Daily Times from Fairbanks, Alaska · Page 4

Fairbanks, Alaska
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Sunday, November 16, 1913
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FAIRBANKS SUNDAY TIMES, NOVEMBER 16, 1913. Don't Oo Anything UNTIL YOU SEE THE NEW PIECES OF SOUVENIR JEWELRY WHICH WE HAVE JUST COMPLETED AND PUT ON DISPLAY. BROOCHES end RINGS--Hand wrought in oar own shop from Native Gold and Genuine Alaska Old Fossil Ivory of the most exquisite colorings. This Ivory has but recently been acquired and has the most beautiful combination of delicate colorings ever shown here. A careful record has been kept of the time and material used in the manufacture of these goods and only the smallest margin of profit added for shop and store maintainence with the result that prices are lower than ever. Leading Jeweler of the North e Best Grade Two Traders Return from Arctic and Report Fears That Are Felt for Steamship Karluk--Search Fails to Reveal Whereabouts of Explorer's Boat--Steamer Elvira Went Down With Valuable Cargo of Furs and Ivory--Mushers Make 630 Miles in 26 Days. Regular Price $6.50 ALL SBZES VIA CHITINA AND Copper River Route Connecting at Cordova with vessels of the The new government road from Willow Creek is in fine condition. TRY THE ROUTE And you'll use it always. AGENTS, FAIRBANKS Have Your Books Balanced and Audited See E. H. MACK Expert Accountant SHAW HOUSE RING UP THE FAIRBANKS LAUNDRY FOR YOUR LAUNDRY. We Do Rough Dry Monday and Wednesday. OVER 6S YEARS' r X P E R I E N C E TRADE MARKS DESIGNS COPVTIIQHTS .c. Anyone Bonding n ekctnli jrid description /IIP? quickly ascertain cur o p n n u i i froo wliotl tr t. i iurentlon la prolmbly imioniiitile. Conmi inir · tlmwstrictly ronmioiitl.-il. UrttlDllOOK on Pt i c a!» sent free. OMcat nuoncy for aouurinif puLe n H. Patents tulicri tlirourH Muiui to Co. rc':olv «p«(a( notice, n n Iiout cbiirac, in t' lie Bi A handsomely llii«rtii'"7 !»···/- ' v. I nrwt r i p (MilutUm of » i) v " 'u"i ··· : I ' ·''· '' ' ' '·' M * ' · joar: f n i i r n n r i i i i B , tl. s - u . U l / U ! iX'Wtil"iile:-« IViUNN CaSeiDroadwy. \ ' ' Branch o,i;i.u iTi V fc'L. WusK......-", i- v_. E WS P A PER That the officials of the Canadian Arctic exploration party, who are located at Collinson point, fear for the safety of Explorer Stefansson and his boat, the Karluk, which was last sighted off Flaxman island on August 14, is the news brought to Fairbanks by Captain C. T. Pedersen and Olaf Swenson, who reached here last night from the far North. The men state that it is possible that the Karluk has taken a different course from that usually f o l lowed in the Arctic, and that it may be safe, but an extensive search has failed to disclose its whereabouts. Captain Pedersen and Mr. Swenson have been on an extensive whaling and trading trip in the Arctic and are returning to the States to prepare for another voyage early next spring. Captain Pedersen was master of the schooner Elvira, which capsized off Humphrey point on September 23, after having been stuck in the ice for 20 days. Sta-ffting out from San Francisco on May 27, Captain Pedersen pushed , through as quickly as possible and passed Point Barrow on July 23. He was bound for Banks Land, where he hoped to pick up a cargo of furs and whaleoil, but when he had reached a point a short distance east of 1 the boundary line the ice began to flow so heavily that he was unable to make any headway. On September 3, the master of the schooner, realizing that he could not save the boat, ordered the crew ashore, while he and the engineer stood by the schooner until all hope was gone. In the meantime, the crew had taken part of the provisions from the schooner and stored them on the ice, from which place they were able to recover a portion of them after the boat sank. The cargo of furs, which included 762 white fox skills, 30 bear skins and many other valuable furs, as well as some ivory and whalebone, were all lost when the boat went down. The total loss of the cargo is approximately $18,000. The grub that had been stored on the ice was transferred to the steamer Polar Bear, and the members of the crew were all taken aboard the whaler Belvedere, upon which Mr. Swenson had been plowing to the eastward. The Belvedere, which is a 440-foot steam whaler, is now safely quartered about 65 miles west of Herschel island, at a place called Icy Reef. The boat is one that is sent on annual trading expeditions along the Siberian coast and thence into the Arctic. This year she was carrying 200 tons of freight, for the Stefansson expedition, and the financiers of the expedition, Hibbard Stewart of Seattle, had hoped that it could make the round trip this season. Mr. Swenson states that it has been customary for the Belvedere to make the trip north and back in one year, but that ice conditions were so bad this year that they had difficulty in getting the boat to a safe winter harbor. On the northward trip, the Belvedere passed the Mary Sachs and the Alaska, the two Stefansson boats, at Point Barrow, and had ex- jpected to overtake the Karluk in the i Arctic and transfer the freight which it was c a r r y i n g for the exploration j party. From inquiries made among the natives, Captain S. F. Cottle and i Mr. Swenson learned that the Kari luk had passed Flaxman island about j August 14, going eastward, but that was the last information that could be obtained. After the Belvedere went into winter quarters at Icy Reef, Captain Bernard, of the Mary Sachs, R. M. Anderson, who is second to Stefansson in command and traveling on the Mary Sachs, together with Chipman and O'Neil, o£ the scientific staff, crossed the 70- mile stretch lying between their boat and the Belvedere, with the | hope of finding some information of j»the Karluk, but w i t h o u t success. I Mr. Swenson walked 65 miles to Her.schel island, t h i n k i n g that some news of the Karluk might be ob- tined there, but nothing had been seen or heard of the steamer. According to Captain Pedersen. who has had long experience in the Arctic, Captain Bartlett, who made the trip to the north pole with Peary, is master of the Karluk, and he took to an extremely northerly course after passing Point Barrow, although all other steamers keep as close to the shore as possible. The ice is always much heavier in the western Arctic than it is in the east, and it is feared that the master, who won fame in the dash to the pole, misjudged conditions. The returning traders state, however, that as the Stefansson party was seeking a northern land which is thought to exist, Captain Bartlett might have made a dash through the Arctic and landed in some safe port. This is doubtful, however, and the majority of the whalers in the Arctic have given up hope of ever finding the missing ship. Starting on the trip for Fair- bnks, Captain Pedersen and Mr. Swenson left Icy Reef on October 21, and after pushing up the Turnei' river, crossed the divide and landed at what they think was the head of the Salmon river. They then portaged to Chandlar lake, from which place they followed the old Indian trail to Fort Yukon. From that point they went to Circle, and came to Fairbanks by the winter mail trail. The men estimate that they traveled 630 miles in the trip from the Arctic, which would giive them a daily average of 25 miles a day, over a practically unbeaten trail. They expect to get away on the stage for the Outside tomorro\v/ morning, and Mr. Swenson will prepare another expedition for the annual cruise along the Siberian coast. Captain Pedersen is non-committal as to his future movements. Large Number of Criminal Cases Will Be Placed Before the Grand Jury for Investigation. MANY WITNESSES ARE SUBPOENAED Expected That Body Will Make Many Recommendations Regarding Government Institutions. THE DIFFERENCE. "Is that man who is running around giving advice a lobbyist?" "Certainly not. He is on Our Side of the argument."--.Washington Star. Answer all "likely looking)" help wanted ads--or it will not be an easy matter to find the right job. Times Want Ads. do the work. Coming from all directions and points of the compass, the witnesses who are to appear before the present session of the grand jury will start toward Fairbanks tomorrow. The session of the grand jury will be called at 10 o'clock, and it is expected that the members of the body will be sworn in, be instructed by Judge Fuller, and start work immediately. There are between SO and 40 criminal cases to come up before the grand jury, as well as a large n u m - ber of routine matters that will be looked into. As · few of the men summoned for the grand j u r y are to be excused from duty, it is expected that a small special venire will be called. Among the witnesses to come to Fairbanks for appearance before the grand jury are men from Eagle. Circle, Fort Yukon, the Koyukuk, the Chandlar, Russian Mission, and many other points along the Yukon and Tanana rivers. The jurors who are to report for duty tomorrow are: J. W. Raymond, Fairbanks. Charles Clemens, Fairbanks. O. D. Fisher, Fairbanks. B. Friss, Fairbanks. I). Fail-burn, Fairbanks. Mark Manson, Fairbanks. R. T. Kubon, Fairbanks. Charles T. Hinckley, Fairbanks. Thomas C. King, Fairbanks. John McCormack, Fairbanks. J. S. Sterling, Fairbanks. W. T. Pinkerton, Fairbanks. Harry Mudge, Fairbanks. F. B. Bailey, Fairbanks. R. D. Menzie, Fairbanks. Dave Patterson, Fairbanks. Charles Pyne, Ester. Charles Guise, Fox. Joseph Gove, Fox. George Gravedahl, Fox. G. E. Holmes, Ester. O. J. Soreboe, Lower Goldstream. Ole Sather, Dome. For tomorrow we announce Grand Christmas Opening Display ^ II 1 of Hi as Crystal Cut Glass, Pah-point, Rayonnant Crystal, etc., in the most artistic patterns shown anywhere. Also a fine display of ELECTROLIERS in Cut Glass, Hand Painted Domes, French Silk Shades, IMPORTED CHINA WARE made by the Elite Works at Limoges, France, Imperial Crown China at Austria, etc. You will enjoy the display--we are sure, and at the same time it will help you to decide that perplexing question: "WHAT TO GIVE FOR CHRISTMAS."_ We Guarantee our Prices to be lower than at any other store. ART GOODS AND MUSIC DEPARTMENT. Try Sunday dinner at Nordale Cafe. MISS ANNA RHEIN TO MAKE SPECIAL WINTER RATES Announcement was made yesterday by Miss Anna Rhein that she would start clearing! out her millinery stock tomorrow at prices less than half cost, as she washes to make room for more goods. She will not o n l y _ sell all of her stock at prices away below cost, but she will also start making special rates on all hats made to order. A special sale will be held on plumes worth $30, all going for $12.50. Miss Rhein has had a great deal of experience on the Outside, and guarantees tp make an especially designed hat to fit every face. These tailor-made hats will sell at prices as low as $3. She will also make over fur hats, or design and make hats out of scraps of fur or other material. She will make a specialty of fur caps and hats during the coming month. In addition to the millinery, Miss Rhein has an excellent stock of ladies' underwear, sweaters, jackets, etc. PUZZLED. Bess--Something that Jack said last night didn't sound just right. Tess--What was that ? Bess--I told him if he called me pet names I wouldn't speak, and he replied that he would call me dear at any price.--Brooklyn Life. Try us for JOB PRINTING. If you can't call--PHONE 89. THE MOST POPULAR Clear Havooai IN THE TERRITORY JUAN De FUCAS THIRTY-TWO SIZES TRV OfNE TODAY MORGAN CIGAR CO., Manufacturers TAMPA, FLORIDA ROSE CIGAR Co., Distributors New Police Boats Coming to Pacific Coast to Protect Interests. MONTREAL, P. Q.--The development of the deep sea fisheries on the Pacific coast has led the Hon. J. D. Hazen, minister of marine and fisheries, to take greater precautions in preserving these fisheries for Canadian fishermen, and as a result two new fisheries protective vessels will be built on the British Columbia coast. The Malaspina, built in Dublin, and with a speed of 15 knots, is now on her way across, and is expected at Victoria, B. C., at the beginning of December. A second vessel it= being b u i l the lines of tho-o used by the Irish fisheries boaid. The vessels now in u.-e on the Pacific coast are out of date, and u n t i l the completion of the two new boats the naval service department will be obliged to hire boats. A I N ' T IT A W F U Perseverance has won many a hard-foug.ht victory that was really not worth the effort.--Puck. Few Lines of Type JL These Columns WILL Tell Let It or Get TRY ONE and PROVE IT Phone 89 A Times Classified Ad will place what you have to say in more than. 700 homes-surely some of its readers will be interested. j* Phone 89 If Can't Call, Phone 1N£"W SPA PERI

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