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VOL. 1 DOUGLAS CITY AND TREADWELL, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1808. NO. 5.
B. M. BEHRENDS BANKER AND MERCHANT *m?? ?Headquarters For J- Holiday Goods The Largest Stock of Toys, Novelties and Fancy Goods in the Northwest. A General Banking Business Transacted.. Juneau. Alaska. 1 I Caterer* to Kumily Trade . J. P. SMITH & CO., j I Groceries r Meats Vegetables Fruits I I Fresh Meat Suppliers revived on every in comiti; Pacific Count Steamer. i Butter and Keers of flrst-clnsi crude alwars j on hand. i Douglav Cit.r, ' - ? Aluska. 1 i t ALASKA TREAD WELL GOLD MINING CO...... Mercantile Department DOUGLAS ISLAND, ? * ALASKA. I WHOLELALE MERCHANDISE RETAIL rFulI Line Hardware of Christmas # Iron & Steel Yovelties W Pipe Fittings Just Received 0 or Firs FOR THE GOLD FIELDS. Gel our Prices before Purchasing elsewhere. IFc will do fhc rigid thing. OFFICIAL DIRE* DRY OF ALASKA. ? FOR THE DISTRICT OF ALASKA. j Governor?John G. Brady; private secretary, Mrs. Gertrude Knapp. U. S. Judge?C. S. Johnson. U. S. Attorney?Robert A. Friedrich. j Assistant District Attorney?Alfred ? J. Daly. District Clerk?Albert D. Elliott. Deputy Clerk?Joseph J. Rogers. U. S. Marshal?J. M. Shoup. Surveyor General?\V. L. Distin. Register?John \V\ Dudley. Receiver?Roswell Shelly. Court Interpreter?George Kostro inetinoff. 'n Ail. O.'il.... i Commissioners?G. vv. iuiue, oicivti, i John Y.Ostrauder, Juneau; Fred P.Tus- j tin, Fort Wrangel; L. R. Woodward,; Unalaska; Phillip Gallagher, Kodiak; John U. Smith, Dyea; W. J. Jones, Cir cle City; Chas. H. Isham, Unga. Deputy Marshals?W. H. McXair, Sitka; Edward S. Staler, Juneau; W. D. Grant, Fort Wraugel;, Edward C. Hasey, Kadiak; Lewis L. Bowers, Unga; J. C. Blaine, j Unalaska; F. M. Canton, Circle City; Josias M. Tanner, Dyea; Johu McEl heny. Douglas City; Neil C. Yawter, St. ? Michaels. Deputy Internal Revenue Collector? W. C. Pedlar. Educational Agent?Sheldon Jackson Assistant Agent?William Hamilton. \ Supt. of Schools?W. A. Kelly. CUSTOMS OFFICERS. Collector?J. W. Ivey. Special Deputy?W. P. McBride. Deputy and Inspector?Wm. Mill-! more and C. L. Andrews. Deputy Collectors?Joseph Arment,! Fort Wrangel; E. M. VauSlyck, Mary Jsland; W. G. Thomas, Kodiak; G. W. Caton, Cook's Inlet; T. E. Holmes, Ka-1 riuk; J. F. Sinnot, Unga; J. P. Word, Unalaska: E. T. Hatch, St. Michaels; i Chas. Smith, Circle City: John C. Ten-! ny, Juneau. Inspectors at Jnneau?Loring K. Ad- j ams, Harry Minto and John R. Auldin. j Inspectors at Fort Wraugel, Edward Hofstad, S. L. Adams, Geo. J. Smith, E. j L. Hunter, Wm. Denny. Inspectors Afloat?J. S. Slater, S. F. Hodges, L. H. Lovejoy, Edgar Grim. CHURCH DIRECTORY. CATHOLIC CHURCH; Musk with Service ... 10;0C A. M. i Sunday School .... 3;00 P. M. ! Rosary, Lecture and Benediction 7;00 P. M.' Priest. Rev. Futher P. C. Bougis, S. J. i CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH-Rev. Loyal S. Wirt, pastor. Until the new church build-1 ins is completed, evening services will be j held every Sunday in Ohnmn's Hall at 7:45 p. j m. Sunday School meets in Odd Fellow's : Hall at 11 a. m. Society of Christian Endeav- ! or in the same place, Thursday evenings a | 7:30. Ladies League every alternate Thurs- I dav afternoon. i I. O. O. F. Alaska Lodge No. 1 meets at Odd Fellows Hall, Douglas, ou Wednosday j evenings at 8 o'clock. Visiting Brothers are Cordially in-1 vited to attend. Geo. W. Stephensen4 N. G. W. K. Dorr, M. D., Sec. DR. \V. L. HARRISON, DENTIST Hunter Block, between Front and 2nd Sts. Pouglus City. : A. G. McBRIDE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. NOTARY PUBLIC. Offir? with News. Douglas City, Alanka. fllfll MINI; idTERESTSj ? The Year 1898 Will Astonish the! World. I DOUOLAS ISLAND AND JUNEAU j . From every portiou of southeastern Alaska come reports of new and valua ble gold discoveries and with the de velopment of the properties that have ; been found during the present yoar, j this portion of Alaska must and will take high rauk as one of the great min iug regions of the world. On Prince of Wales island are located some very val uable quartz claims, the ore in some cases assaying thousands of dollars to the ton and some of these claims are being rapidly developed and put upon a profitable footing. At Thorn Arm, several Seattle companies have beeu at work for the past six months and the investors will soon be shipping ore. Some twenty miles this side of Ketchi kan, some parties have been working surface quartz with an ordinary ham mer, and have been pounding the gold out of the rock aud making two or three times the usual wages for a man per day. Veins of quartz ranging from four to six dollars to the ton have been dis covered near Fort Wrungel, and some sixteen miles up theStikeen river some parties have been working placer claims that have proven quite profitable. These are but a few of the many dis coveries that have been made and we doubt not that during the coming year there will be many claims developed giving employment to many men and paying a large per cent, of profit on the money invested. But little is heard of the Douglas Island and Juneau mining interests, but they are by far the greatest, and conducted on the largest scale of any on the face of the earth. At the latter city we were much surprised to know that between the city aud the huge mountain, there is a large creek in which placer mining has been carried on for some years. A company has been engaged for months in putting a tunnel through hundreds of feet of rock in order to furnish an escape for the water that will be used in working the bed of the stream. An air compressor plant was put in and from 9100,000 to 9-0U, 000 will be invested before a dol lar will be realized. These people know what they are doiug and thor oughly prospected the placer grounds before commencing these extensive op erations. Follow the stream up for miles and you find stamp mills at work and men improving their placer claims. Cross the channel, a distance of two and a half miles and you are at Douglas City and Treadwell on Douglas Island. For years you have heard that the largest stamp mill in the world is loca ted there with its two hundredand sixty stamps crushing and grinding as fine as flour 750 tons of ore every day, but what is this compared to what it will be within the next four or five months, when the total number of stamps will be increased to 800, with a pay roll ranging from 1500 to 2000 men, and this is only mentioning the Tread well interests, for besides these there are others located on the island. At Sheep Creek, across the channel j from Tread well, there is another stamp i mill which has been in successful opcr- I ation for years, and yet there are still j thousands of acres of land that is vir-! tually one solid bed of good ore that: has not even been prospected and only i awaits the arrival of men and capital to make it equally as profiitable us the j mines now in operation. We are not attempting to fully do- j I scribe the mining interests of this part of Alaska, but only to give a hint of what is going on in that lino. We have I mentioned only a few of the many stamp mills now in operation, but what we have said will give our readers, who are not acquainted with this portion of Alaska a glimpse of what this country I will be in the near future?the greatest miuing country on earth. Millions have been taken out of the i Klondike aud more will follow. The : same may be said of Atliu, but when tho final account is rendered it will be ! found that as much if not more money was spent in gettiug that gold as was : ever realized, owing of course to the inaccessibility of the country. These ; objections can never be urged against I southeastern Alaska where you can live almost as cheap as in the states and travel as cheap if not cheaper than j on tho railroads. ANOTHER ACCIDENT. A Second and Probably the Third Victim from This City within Sixty Days. J. M. Raymond of this city while try i ing to make the ferry boat at Juneau last Wednesday night, accidentally fell ! off of the dock and sustained some se ! vere injuries, a broken leg aud ribs being among the least. He was taken to the hospital where he is in a fair way to recovery. A few mouths ago a woman who is a resident of this city fell off a dock at Juneau, and we are I told the same place where the man was ' injured. She is still confiued to her room. Other accidents have also oc nunnla fi>Trini? fn <T?f fft fho UU1 I t'U IW Wi J iu^ w f,vw W vmv ferry after dark. There must be some gross careless ness connected with these accidents. The way to the ferry should not be left open so a person can walk off into the water, and in this connection we might | add that there should be more lights between Main street and the ferry. Juneau is receiving a liberal patronage from Douglas City, and it is wrong to leave open traps for our people to fall i into after they have gone there to ! trade. How many lives have been lost at j that same place no one knows, but there should be no more, and wo be lieve that the city of Juneau will see that the death trap is removed. Thomas Church and Johu Condon have secured control of the Seattle Re ; view. A. B. Ernst stepping down and out. Mr. Church is a new one on us ? but John Condon, who will edit the pa | per, is all right. The paper will con | tinue to advocate Jeffersonian democ racy as in the past. STILL ANOTHER SNOW SLIDEI None of the Victims From Douglas . Island. Mrs. Darling Would Go. BERT JOHNS AND HIS FRIEND. Another snow slide occurred on the Chilkoot and in it live lives were lost. The bodies, however, were fortunately J recovered. The victims were Mrs. Dar- J I ling, two men whose names we could | not ascertain, Bert Johns and Harry ! Shaw. The parents of Bert Johns have i resided in. this city since June last at; 1 which time they removed from Dyea j : to Douglas City. Mr. Joseph Johns,; ' the father of the boy, went to Dyea on the City of Olympia last Saturday j morning and will bring back the re- I mains of his son. Youug Johns was a hard working boy , only seventeen years old. Harry Sbaw was a friend and schoolmate of his and ! ! about the same age. The boys had I ' ? j been working together and Mrs. Dar ! ling had been cooking for them. It be-; ; came necessary for Bert to go to Lake ! Lindermau and he asked Hurry to ac ! enmniiTiv him Mrs. Darlincr asked to I I j J go along. The boys begged and plead for her not to go because they had j i snow shoes and she would retard their progress during a storm, but the wo-1 man insisted on going and she told tlio 1 boys if they did not take her she would j follow them. Of course Mrs. Darling j I started out with them and as they had ' predicted could make slow progress. The woman gave out and they had to carry and drag her part of the way un til they arrived at nu old abandoned ; cabin or cam]) and laid up for the night1 to give Mrs. Darling au opportunity to recuperate. This stop cost all of them ! their lives. The slide struck the cabiu i while they were asleep and tiiey, with two men who had been with them du ring a part of the trip, were swept to I their death. When the bodies were found, llert Johns and his schoolmate ' and friend lay side by side asleep in | ? death. flert Johns and his friend wore born ; in Pierce county Washington, where the Johns family formerly resided. Mrs. i i Johns has been sick . and the I shock, that the nows of the death of her : boy produced, nearly cost hor her life. Since the above was put in type, the To'jeka returned with the bodies of Bert Johns, Harry Shaw and Mrs. Dar ling. The remains of the two boys were taken to Carbonado, Pierce couu i ty, Washington, for burial, and the body of Mrs. Darling to Seattle, where her husband residos. Mr. Will Car ! peuter, in whose employ the boys were engaged, accompanied tho remains to the sound on the Topeka. The body of one of the men, named Warner, was ; taken to Lake Linderman where his family was living and the remains of the other victim, whose name we could not ascertain, was removed to'Lake Bennett where his family rosides. A Juneau paper in reporting the matter stated that two children perish ed witli'Mrs. Darling, but this is incor rect. She had no children with her in Alaska. Bert Johns was also reported as coming from Douglas Island, but this is also incorrect. His parents re side here, but the young man never was in Douglas City. The Johns family is highly respected and has the sympathy of the people in the loss of a good hard working boy. THE GUILD. Literary Projjrum at the f-plscopal Church Fair. The ladies of St. Luke's Guild gave an entertainment at Oilman's hall last Thursday evening. It preceded the sale , of Christmas and other goods which were sold for the benefit of the church. It was a stormy night and the attendance was not large. The literary program opened with a song by Francis Shepard. She ha s a beautiful voice and it was enjoyed by all. Little Gertrude Laudsl>et g gave a rec itation that was very good. The duet by Esther Croft and Fran cis Peudglaso was oujoyed by all. The accompaniment was on the piano. They responded to au encore. The recitation by Anna McCormick was funny and brought forth a storm nf unnlaiiio ftlio louTtArl nrpr f.llA llftp.lr of a chair and talked so loud and plain that every word was understood. The audience tried to call her back for an other recitation, but she responded with only a sweet little bow. i The duet by Mrs. Ross and Mr. Rout ledge, U0uly a Dream of the Old Home," was a beautiful thing. It was vocal, there being no accompaniment on either the piano or the organ that were in the room. The singers both have beautiful voices and their song was the hit of the evening. On Friday afternoon and evening the fair was continued. There was no lit erary program, but lunch was served and after the close of the fair the tlual wind up included a dance. The baud boys attended aud played some beautiful selections which was one of the pleasaut features of the evening. The Episcopal church people are at quite a disadvantage in this city. Rev. Hepry Beer, of Juneau, serves them as a minister and holds his services on Sunday afternoons, which does not please the membership. They also want a minister stationed in this city. A change for the better will probably be made when Bishop Rowe of this dis trict returns from Washington, D.C., where the great church convention is being held. The Rev. Mr. Beer will hold his last and farewell service in this city on Christmas evening at Odd Fellows hall. The pastor is well liked and the members will all be there. A Sensible Chans;*. The Mining Record came to us last week changed from the form of a mag azine to that of an eight-page, five col umn newspaper. The change is a good one. The Record is also much improv ed by an increase of local matter. The new editor will bring the Record up to a high standard of excellence if ho keeps up his present gait.