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VOL. i DOUGLAS CITY AND TREADWELL, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 1800. NO. 7.
B. M. BEHRENDS BANKER AND MERCHANT ? Headquarters For Holiday lioods The Largest Stock of Toys, Novelties and Fancy vioods in the Northwest. A General Bunking Business Transacted. ?Jtinruii. Alaska. The First National Bank OF JUNEAU. Paid Up Capital, $50,000.00 F.xcliuuge Uoutrlit and Sold Drafts drawn on all parts of the world. Deposits Solicited. JUNEAU, ALASKA. CITY BREWERY MATLOCK & FlSHKIl, Prop's JUNEAU, ALASKA. 5team and Lag;cr Beer. Bottled Boor. Ale and Porter our Specialties. Improved bottling machinery just put. iu. Best Beer in Alaska. | ALASKA FURNITURE CO. To Our Douglas Friends: Thanking you for past patronage and wishing you ali a Happy and Pros perous New Year, wo solicit a continuance of your favors in the future. our aim being, as in the past, to please you and give you Full Value for your money. Don't forget to call on us when i it .Juneau. You arc always welcome, and 1 it will be a pleasure to see you and show you our goods. We are still at the same place, SEWARD STREET, next to Opera House. G. A. KNIGHT, Mgr. jThere are More Ways than One of Saving ^?????glWWWIWHBtlMUHMIffUUWtrwm'triivrillWIWIIMI ? BHiWB I -rfo--'. r ? *f 3 .??II ST WMMtlPnlMMW * ???*?? *#WPWWWM??I Gold MWMMM AND THE MINERS KNOW IT They ar^ coming from .Jl'NKAl", SI IK LP CRKKK, and all part* of the ISLAND to l>uy their Underwear, Over Shirts, Boots, fWmrmr Shoes, and Winter Supplies from \J vUi If IUI i OFFICIAL DIRECTORY OF ALASKA, j FOR THE DISTRICT OF ALASKA. Governor?John G. Brady; private secretary, Mrs. Gertrude Knapp. U. S. Judge?C. S. Johnson. U. S. Attorney?Robert A. Friedrich. Assistant District Attorney?Alfred J. Daly. District Clerk?Albert D. Elliott. Deputy Clerk?.Joseph J. Rogers. U. S. Marshal?J. M. Shoup. Surveyor General?\Y. L. Distill. Register?.John W. Dudley. Receiver?Roswell Shelly. Court Interpreter?George Kostro metinoff. Commissioners?C. W. Tuttle, Sitka; John Y.Ostrander. Juneau; Fred P.Tus tin, Fort Wrangel; L. R. Woodward, i Unalaska; Phillip Gallagher. Kodiak; John U. Smith, Dyea; W. J. Jones, Cir cle City; Chas. H. Iskam, Unga. Deputy Marshals?W. H. McXair, Sitka: Edward S. Staley, Juneau; W. D. 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 Iicny. 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. YanSlyck, Mary I Island; W. G. Thomas, Kodiak; G. W. i Caton, Cook's Inlet; T. E. Holmes, Ka-j riuk; J. F. Sinnot, Uuga; J. P. Word,: Unalaska; E. T. Hatch, St.. Michaels;! Chas. Smith,Circle City; John C. Ten ny, Juneau. Inspectors at Jnnean?Loring K. Ad-: ams, Harry Minto and John R. Auldin. j 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. Lovejoy, Edgar Grim. ClilRCH DIRECTORY. j CATHOLIC CHURCH; I Mass with Sermon - - 10; U) A. M. j Sunday School - 3;00 P. M. . Rosary, Lecture and Benediction 7:00 P. M. j Priest. Rev. Futher P. C. Boujis, S.J. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH-Rev. Loyal S. Wirt, pastor. Until the new church build iug 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 ut 11 a.m. Society of Christian Endeav or in the sauie pluce. Thursday evenings a 7:30. Ladies League every alternate Thurs day afternoon. FRIENDS CHURCH- -Regular services at the Mission School house. Su bbath School - - - - 10 a. m. j Native Services - - - - 11 a. m. Evening Services - 7:45 Prayer meeting. Wednesday evening at 7:45 Teachers' meeting every Friday evening ut 8 o'clock at private houses. Any and all arc cordially invited a.id wel-; coined at all of these services. ** ^ V O??*?r ?v/' r tp Pac4/t*< KEV. U. 11. n&riAmuo, * ?MW. . METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH?At Ohmtn's Hall. Wednesday evenings at 7:45 o'clock. Scandinavian services at the Mis sion Hall Monday evenings at 7:45 o'clock. A cordial invitation extended to all. Rev. C. J. Larsen. Pastor. DR. W. L. HARRISON, DENTIST Hunter Block, between Front and 2nd Sts. Douglas City. ' MEETING OF III! m\ They JTeet in the Juneau Opera House. A Large Attendance. A Second Solomon. THORNTON ONTO HIS JOB. .Juneau has a flourishing lodge of Llks that is composed of the best men in our sister city. There are moro mysteries to the outsider concerning this popular secret order than any oth er we believe, and why it should be so . we cannot explain. One thing that makes the order so popular, no doubt is, that it is up-to-date?it is modern and extremely original so far as thej outside world is permitted to know, i The manner of entertaining its friends in a quasi-public manner is extremely original and unique. The Elks, of Juiieau, concluded to i i entertain their members and guests, and last Thursday night at 9 o'clock was i the time set. On such an occasion, '? I instead of issuing invitations the de-! sired guests are subpoenad. The writ | is directed to the marshal and his! | doputies and the seal of the lodge is J attached. The writer was subpoenad, i | and of course had to go, or bo in con- j ; tempt of court. A little after nine j o'clock we went into the opera house.! We had never been able to attend such j a gathering beforo and happy surprises j greeted us from the time we entered I the room until we left. On entering I the room we observed four tables, each j about sixty feet long, and the mem bers and guests were sitting around ; them. On these tables were scores of cigar boxes filled with good smoking ! tobacco, and an abundance of clay and ? cob pipes and boxes of matches. Ev- j erybody smoked. It was really the I most free and easy crowd of men we ever gazed upon. Presently Judge Delauey appeared on the platform and rapped for order.' The Judge is the Exalted Ruler, the principal officer of the lodge. He made a neat little address in which he spoke of the order and its aims, admonished ? those present that small tines would be imposed and that there would be plen ty of funds to repay for all expendi- j tures. Ho told the truth. Judge De-! laney then introduced the "Judge.** j It was Mr. Thornton, and when he ap peared he was greeted with a storm of applause. The Judge has heretofore presided at these gatherings, and he j is a good one sure. His first official act was to appoint Jim McClusky j Chief of Police and George Walker as sistant. He gave the Chief an alleged policeman's club and the assistant a j sand club stuffed with wool or hair. ? He then called for the secretary, Mr. j Wangenhein. He was not at his post, but was fined five dollars for his tardi-: ness. The Chief of Police was called forward and the Judge took his club. In the end he found a receptacle in which a small black bottle was hid. He was promptly fined one dollar for 'carrying concealed weapons. Numer ous fines were imposed and each vie tim got a "horse laugh." About this < time the chief was ordered to bring up the fellows from Douglas Island. All ' those that the officers could find were < lined up on the stage. The News man < not being acquainted with the chief of 1 police and his assistant escaped for the 1 time, it was an awful gang. They ,? just stood there and looked loony. '?Now," says the Judge, "the last; time wo met, 1 lined some Douglas Is land fellows twenty-live cents a piece, and when they got home they said 1 wasn't onto my job, for letting them otF so cheap. I will line myself a half do] lar for my mistake, but you fellows will each pay one dollar." The boys) paid the flue, enjoyed the "horse | laugh." marched down to their seats. One of the many funny things that occurred was the appointment of aj committee of waiters and "beer jerk ers." The Judge appointed prominent men who put on white aprons and car ried lunch and beor to the various ta- ? bles. It was comical to see some "wa.v ui)" merchant or professional man with a white apron on going from table to tabic lilling up the glasses of the mem bers and guests. Lawyer Hlaeket es- j pecially cut a very liue figure behind the spotless liucn. Deputy U. S. Mar shal, George Kostromotinott, who j measures way up just below the belt, carried beor to tho boys in a pictur- j esque and eloquent manner. George j is a rattling good fellow and the Judge concluded to touch him up a lit- j tie. Tho chief was ordered to conduct him to tho stage. He was taken up beside the judicial otiicor and the j crowd gave him a hearty greeting. "When the United States bought Alaska," said tho Judge, "this man was includod in the purchase. We bought aud paid for him. We didn't get much for our money and I will tine him two ( dollars for being in United States ter ritory." George paid the fine and the crowd laughed. .The two Georges, we mean ueorgo; Blanchard and George Burford, are clerks in Koehler-Jamcs Mercantile Co.'s store and some one reported 1 hem to Judge Thornton. "Bring these two j Georges before me/' said his honor to the chief of police. They were soon standing before the Judge, who said to them that it came to his knowledge that while the firm was taking an in voice of stock George Blanchard asked George Burford to invoice some thread and instructed him to measure the same, and that he did so and reported j that the spool was three inches short.. MNow,n said Judge Thornton to George Burford. "I will fine you fifty cents for being such a chump aud George Blan chard will pay a tiue of the same j amount for settiug up such a job 011 a fellow employee.*' About this time two men undertook j to step into the adjoining room. They ' ?? 1 12 1 were marcneo up auu iiuuu. The assistant chief of police finally got a tip that we were from Douglas Island. Our arrest followed. The judge evidently knew that newspaper men are always broke and he let us off with a fine of a half a dollar. The grub we ate and the beer we drank was worth twice that much, so we are oae of the fellows that are ahead of the judge. A Douglas Island quartette sang sev mil pieces which wore much enjoyed, j A contortionist also gave an exhibition which was fine?wonderful in fact, f Domic soups by artists were well re- : seived. Actor O'Brien and his dnugh < ter eontribuetd immensly to the enter I tainmeut with singing, a one-act play i iiud some clog dancing that was tine. . Fifteen or twenty dollars, we should judge, were thrown onto Vow while Miss O'Brien was dancing and singing. This second Solomon, who was so rapidly deciding causes and rendering such just judgments, finally got a case that taxed all his mental powers f o 1 he utmost before equal and exact justice was mceted out, between the lodge and the accused. It was the hearing of the case of Billy Leob. Billy was forcibly taken before the judge, for what, he didn't know, and he put on one of the most, iunoceut, childlike and bland looks you ever beheld, and there he stood. '?Where is Hlumcuthal to-night?'* said Chancellor Thornton. "Gone to Portland," said 1 Silly. "He is your brother-in-law, 1 under stand." Says Hilly, "he is." "I will line Hlmnenthal one dollar for not being here." said the judge, and Hilly smiled and was thinking how nice ly he got out of the position he was in. , He threw back his shoulders and was ubout to walk away when the "just judge" continued, "1 will line you one dollar for being here ami you are ad judged to pay both Hues." Hilly paid the two dollars and laughed over the matter as heartily as his many friends who just made the house ring with ap plause. One of the most pleasing features of the evening's entertainment was the exhibition of some portraits of leading men of Juneau. Mr. Kaufman drew the pictures and presented them to the gaze of the jolly crowd, appropriate re murks proceeding each one. Mr. Kauf man in presenting one picture said it was t hat of a prominent local attorney trying a whiskey case. When the pic ture was produced. it proved to he Judge Delaney pouring a giass of whis key out of a Imttlc. the glass sitting on a barrel top. The likeness was almost perfect and tho crowd weut wild. The Judge is very popular in Juneau and the picture was for that reason es pecially appreciated. Tho caricature of Mr. Olds was also good. The now district attorney, Col. hYiedrich, was very comical but a little overdrawn just below the belt. The caricature showed a large red handkerchief hang iug out of his coat pocket and u red spot 011 the end of his nose. Mr. Kauf man explained that the red sjxit. was from the reflection of t lie 'kerchief. There were numerous other pictures and this feature of the eutertaiument was of the very host- Tho men who were thus caricatured were each ill turn brought before the judge and lined one dollar. Mr. Blum didn't fare as well as he might have. lie was late in getting to the hall and the judge "charged" him Ave dollars which ho promptly paid. Ho didu't mind the Ave dollars, but the celerity of the judge's movements when he "hit" the boys is what paralyzed so many of those charged with offenses*. .lodge Johnson sent a very nice let ter of regrets for not Ix'irig present and isked to be purged of contempt of ?ourt. This was denied and he was lined twenty dollars and Judge Dela ney was ordered to collect the amount. Mr. Hehrens came in late and unob served, but the court got a glimpse of Ww. vc.w. yvcAwyUy tUunl tou <l?*1 Jars and Judge Dclaney was appointed collector. There was so much fun that the six teenth part can not be told. It was a real genuine good time that those itt attendance had. ,\t nb?mt I a. in. the people disperse! feeling that they had been royally entertained. As stated, we never attended such a meet ing before, but will not miss one in the future if a subpouia roaches us. Those attending from Douglas Is land wore as follows. Dr. W. 1\. Dorr. I VantrCopp. Wilmot Kenny, Milofvdly, J. Ira Routledge, Carl Lindstrom, M. J O'Connor, Thomas Williams II. R. She paid, If. l:. Elliott, William Orchard, Charley Kevins William Angel, A. (3. McBri 1 ? AI:<*Ka Climate. The climate of Alaska is very mitcfi misunderstood abroad. The winters aro not near so severe as they are sup posed to lx?. and we do not complain of cold weather but of excessive rainfall. Of course we have some storms, but along the ocean's shore where the prin cipal towns are located, they seldom arrive to the dignity of a blizzard. Thus far this winter wo have had two storms, and the wind was the worst part. We do have some daisy winds, and the names they lxjar are in this part of the earth really charming. Down at Fort W range! when the wind blows from lift v to sixty miles an hour it is called a "Stikeen." At Douglas City and Juneau, a wind that flops over the tops of the big mountains that surround the cities and blows thin dogs olf of the wharf and otherwise engages in sundry and divers llirtu tions is called a "Taku," which is pro nounced "Tarku," however. At Sitka, where the main ocean strikes the town it is called the "Old Nick" himself, while at Skaguay, which is much far ther north than this, they call it "Near ly II 1." Vcs, Alaska winds have picturesque and expressive names, but one thoroughly acquainted with them will tell you they are deserving of elo quent and euphoucous designations. Prom Far Away Alaska. Ci'iiilxrhuifl, Olii<>. Krlio. Wo are in receipt of No. I of tbe Douglas Island News, published at Tread well, Alaska, soul us by our friend. M. C. Howell, who is located in that country, beiug engaged iu the saw mill business. It is an excellent weekly paper, ty|)ographically neat aud pretty and its columns show careful editing by talented journalists. We notice a coll for a meeting of Alaska trudge, No. 1,1. O. O. F. Vivian Swine hart, who is attending school at Juneau, sj?eiit her holiday vacation at home in this city, visiting her sister. Mi Lota Swiuebart.