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DOUGLAS ISLAND NEWS.
VOK L DOUGLAS CITY AND TREADWELL, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1808. NO. C. B. M. BEHRENDS BANKER AND MERCHANT a&b*? Headquarters For Holiday " Goods The Largest Stock of Toys, Novelties and Fancy Goods in the Northwest. A General Banking Business Transacted. Junouii. Alnsku. I I The First National Bank OF JUNEAU. Paid Up Capital, $50,000.00 . Exchange Bo?i?rht n??l Sold ' Draftxdrawn on nil pnrt* of thr world. Deposits Solicited. JUNEAU, ALASKA. [city brewery MATLOCK & FISHER, Prop's JUNEAU, ALASKA, j Steam and La^er Beer. Bottled Beer, Ale and Porter our Si>ecialties. Improved l>ottlinn machinery just put iu. Best Beer in Alaska. ALASKA TREAD WELL GOLD MINING CO Mercantile Department DOUGLAS ISLAND, - - ALASKA. WHOLEULE^ MERCHANDISE RETAIL Full Line jfc hardware of Christmas # Iron & Steel S Vovelties Pipe Fittings J t- Just Received OUTFITS FOR THE GOLD FIELDS. Get our Prices before Purchasing elsewhere. We will do the right thing. OFFICIAL DIRECTORY OF ALASKA. FOR THE DISTRICT OF ALASKA. Governor?.John G. Brady; private ; secretary, Mrs. Gertrude Kuapp. U. S. Judge?C. S. Johnson. U. S. Attorney?Robert A. Friedrich. | Assistant District Attorney?Alfred j J. Daly. District Clerk?Albert D. Elliott. Deputy Clerk?Joseph J. Rogers. U. S. Marshal?J. M. Shoup. Surveyor General?W. L. Distin. Register?John W. Dudley. Receiver?Roswell Shelly. Court Interpreter?George Kostro metinoff. Commissioners?C. W. Tuttle, Sitka; John Y.Ostrauder, Juneau; Fred P.Tus 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. McNair, Sitka; Edward S. Staley, Juneau; W. L>. Grant, Fort Wrangel; Edward C. Hasey, Kadiak; Lewis L. Bowers, Unga; J. C. Blaine, Unalaska; F. M. Canton, Circle City; Josias M. Tanner, Dyea; John McEl hcny. Douglas City, Neil C. Vawter, 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 Island; W. G. Thomas, Kodiak; G. W. Caton, Cook's Inlet; T. E. Holmes, Ka riuk; J. F. Sinuot, Unga; J. P. Word, Unalaska; E. T. Hatch, St. Michaels; Chas. Smith,Circle City; John C. Ten ny, Juneau. Inspectors at Juneau?Loring K. Ad ams, Harry Minto and John R. Auldin. Inspectors at Fort Wrangel, Edward Hofstad, S. L. Adams, Geo. J. Smith, E. L. Hunter, Wm. Denny. Inspectors Afloat?J, S, Slater, S. F. Hodges, L. H. Eovejoy, Edgar Grim, CHl'RCH DIRECTORY. CATHOLIC CHURCH; Mass with Sermon - - - 10:00 A. M. Sunday School - - - - 3:00 P. M. Rosary, Lecture and Benediction 7:00 P. M. Priest, Rev. Father P. C. Bougis, S. J. CONGREGATIOaNAL CHURCH-Rev. Loyal S. Wirt, pastor. Until the new church build ing is completed, evening: services will be held every Sunday in Oilman's Hall at 7:45 p. 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 ?1?*v nftprnoon. I. O. o. F. Alaska Lodge No. 1 meets at Odd Fellows Hall, Douglas, on Wednesday evenings at 8 o'clock. Visiting Brothers are Cordially in vited to attend. Geo. W. StephenseNj N. G. W. R- Dorr, M. D., Sec. DR. W. L. HARRISON, DENTIST Hunter Block, between Front and 2nd Sts. Dougrlas City. A. G. McBRIDE, ATTORNEY AT LAW, NOTARY PUBLIC. Offict with Now?. Douglas City, Alaska SflNTfl W fll CHURCH. The Christmas Tree and Enter tainment a Children's Treat. PRESENTS FROIT TACOMA. ? ? u i 11 ? j Tilings were preiry nauiy jumuieaup j at the church last Saturday and to one unacquainted with the manner of do ing things in Douglas City and Tread well, it would have seemed next to im possible to hold the Christmas tree ex ercises in the church that evening. A number of carpenters were still at work : on the inside led by Contractor Boyn ton, and the paper hangers were deco rating the ceiling while a dozen good women and girls, assisted by a few of the sterner sex, were decorating the tree and otherwise getting things in shape. It was long after dark when the main room of the church was swept and put in order for the evening's use. The tree was about fourteen feet in height and in all respects perfection itself. It is to the kindness of Mr. An ! nette that the people are indebted for j it. It was illuminated by huudreds of candles and ornaments of every de | scriptiou and was indeed a pretty ! sight under the glare of the poworful i electric lights that hung from above. : The church seats were not completed * at Juneau as they should have been ac cording to contract, and the benches from Ohmau's hall were used. It rained all day Saturday and hard too, but here in Alaska we soon learn not to pay any attention to the rain. In the evening, however, it quit ! and about seven o'clock the peo ple commenced to gather, and all the seats were soon taken. The number standing and those occupying seats were nearly equally divided. The entertainment opened with an | anthem by a choir, and then followed a number of songs and recitations by the little ones. There was more singing by a trio and the choir, and the literary program ended with a little play in which Mrs. Bach acted the part of mother to Gertrude Lauds berg, Alice May Bach, and May McBride, and Mrs. Landsberg took the part of "Biddy," an Irish servant. During the perform ance the two little girls were put to bed on the stage. Gertrude was dress ed iu boy's clothes and acted the part j of a boy. She was certainly the star of the troup. It was a very nice little play, and near the close, in came old Santa Claus through the f^-ont door of the building. He was soon hid be hind the ourtain on the stage. He also ' ' J-' ?1 ? ? O 1 TOOK part iu toe piay, neat little speech to the children and also singing a song. Just prior to the arrival of old Santa, Prof. Boynton made use of the tele phone which was in the room to ascer tain the whereabouts of the "old boy." He was traced from far above Skaguay to Juneau on his way down to this place. During the time the telephone was used it is needless to say the ex citement among the ohildren was in tense. The distribution of presents was a long tedious task and consumed sever al hours of time. The children fared well. The Ladies Aid Society, of Ta- ] coma, Washington, sent more than a hundred presents to the children of this city. The whole entertainment from be-; ginning to end was a perfect success, | and would be a credit to any eastern city. The Christmas entertainment of j 1898 in Douglas city will long be re- j membered. A GROAT DAY AT SniTMS. | The Douglas Island Children All Remembered By that Jovial. Big-hearted Merchant, flow He Remembered the Editors. Last week our local columns an nounced that Smith would give even boy and girl on Douglas Island a sack of candy on Christmas. Well, he kept his word, and it was a pleasing sight to see the little childrou march in, line up and go away with a sack of nice candy. A News man visited the place to see the show. When he entered there was ! a lull for a few minutes, but only for a very short time. "Come in," yelled Smith as ho caught a glimpse of some ' Indian children who were looking through the door window. In they came, and there were eight of them. They weie lined up in the front of the store, counted and in a moment each one had a sack of candy and they marched out with a grin on their faces that reached from ear to ear. Smith has an immense trade, and a man like ! he should have?always will have. He I is one of those big-hearted fellows. ! But you will ask, "Did he remember the editor ? " Don't ask such a foolish question, child; of course he did. Why, Smith sent a box of choice cigars to the editors of the News on Christmas. The father, the mother. The sister, the brother, They shout and they holler as loud as they can; The poor and the rich All are yelling for Smith, The jolly, the merry, the bully go<?d man. Dawson vs. Atlln. Dawson City aud the surrounding country has been the center of mining j operations for the past two seasons, and while there will be a steady march into that country for years, the great rush is probably gone and gone forever. The new cry is "on to Atlin," and from the most reliable sources, we have gained information that convinces us that it will be a second Klondike. The Atlin district is near by and getting there will never be very expensive, neither will many hardships be endur i ed in reaching the new fields. The stampede to this new laud of gold will no doubt be great in the spring, in fact there are many starting for there now, - '? ?" 1 *? n/vAnla and tney wiu not an ue cwjwji u for many Alaskans are purposing to ! try their luck in digging for gold iu the new Eldorado. The Atlin strike brings the fields much nearer to the boundary line and ( we hope the next may be on our side. Americans have not been treated well by the Canadians. The officers have made it unpleasant and at times very ; disagreeable for them. We are proud to say that the same canuot be said of i those on our side of the line. HENRI Of THE WHO JURY A Document that Was Not Writ ten in Diplomatic Language. WHAT ALASKANS NEED. To the Honorable Charles S. John son, Judge of the United States Dis trict Court, for the District of Alaska. We, the Grand Jury, empaneled to serve at the Noveml>er 1898 term of your Honorable Court, submit here with the following statement of our proceedings and reccommcndations: During our session we have examined i 371 witnesses, investigated 302 cases of which 25 were returned as not true bills and 277 were returned as true bills as follows: > Assault with dangerous weapon... 12 Larceny 12 J j Grossly disturbing public peace... 3 ; Receiving stolen goods 1 , i Embezzlement 1 | Manslaughter 2 j Assault and Battery 2 Witchcraft 2 j Keepiug house of ill-fame II I Attempt to bribe a U. S. official 1 , Negligence iu office of U. S. official 1 I Violation Prohibitory law and Violation of Internal revenue law. 239 ? 277: ADDITIONAL DEPUTY U. 8. MARSHALS. j j The need of additional Deputy U. S. : ; Marshals in Alaska is apparent to every one outside of Washington, I). C. We urge that steps be taken imme dially to secure legislation providing i that the U. S. Marshal shall have pow er to appoint Deputies in a similar i manner as in other states and Terri j tones. JAIL AND rUBLIC BUILDINGS. The destruction by fire of the Court House and Jail at Juneau, makes the erection of a new building exceeding ly urgent. Such structure in our judg ment should be of brick to reduce lia bility of loss by fire, j We reccomraend strongly the erec (tion of a suitable building for court house and jail at Skaguay,the necessity for which has sometime existed. CARE FOR THE INSANE. We bclievo itto be the duty of the government to make provision for the suitable care of the insaue. No notice has been taken of the reccommenda tions made by former Grand Juries in this regard. Wo trust the Court will see that this matter is immediately brought to the notice of the proper do - ?x i. ! partmeut. TUBLIC SCHOOLS. The appropriation for public schools for white children iu Alaska is entirely inadequate and tho distribution of 6uch funds as are appropriated is un satisfactory. The necessity for graded schools certainly exists; and that sufficient appropriation has not been made for i such schools, is a disgrace. We would respectfully reccommend ' that sufficient funds be petitioned for i to establish and maintain such schools as are absolutely needed, even at the sacrifice of an appropriation for intro ducing another herd of reindeer into Alaska. female prisoners. Suitable provision should Lo made for the care ol female prisoners, no separate accommodations and no ma trons being now provided. liquor laws. The history of the present Prohibi tive Liquor Laws in Alaska has proven it to lx> a farce and tends only to the encouragement of smuggling. In our opiniou a high license law with proper restrictions is the most practical solution of the question. The ueed of such legislation is very urgent and we reccommcnd that the matter be brought to the attention of congress. Respectfully submitted, J.J. C. Barber, J. II. McWatters, Clerk. Foreman. - THE FAY CASE. Results in a Verdict of Manslaughter. The second trial of the Fay murder case ended last Thursday evening be tween eight and nine oclock, the jury bringing in a verdict of guilty of man slaughter. This was the second trial for this term, the first jury having disa greed, standing eight for acquittal and four for conviction. Mauy who were keeping track of the trial, predicted ei ther acquittal or disagreement. The C"?e was hotly contested by both sides, both parties being determined to win. The district attorney aud his able as sistant, Mr. Daily, are certainly enti tled to great credit for tho able manner iu which they conducted tho prosecu tion. A motion was made and argued for a new trial, but Judge Johnson prompt ly overruled it Friday afternoon. Sen tence has not yet been passed, but the punishment may bo not less than one, nor more than fifteen years in the pen itentiary and a fine not exceeding $300. The judge approved tho verdict of the jury in very plnin terms and the de fendant will probably get a long term. A Hot Time. There was a hot time In Douglas City last Saturday night and the "boys" had a gay old'time. A News man rounded the fellows up 011 Monday morning and while they were all still in the ring, some were somewhnt disfigured. The rewsguthercr overheard some of tho celebrators talking over the matter. One of the parties accused the other of being full, but this impeachment met with a prompt denial. "Really now," said the News man to one of them, "was you real full?" "No, but I vas happy," was the reply, and we guess I10 was. The hilarity continued until the ear ly inorniug, hut the best of all is that there was uo fighting?no sweuriug? they just celebrated Christraus iu a hi larious and picturesque manner. Go to Fox and lcaro your order for a tailor made suit of clothes. He has a thousand samples to choose from and it will take but a few weeks to have them made.