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YQI^ I DOUGLAS CITY AND TREAD WELL, ALASKA. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 1890. No. 0.
B. M. BEHRENDS BANKER AND MERCHANT -Headquarters For Holiday Goods The Largest Stock of Toys. Novelties and Taney (ioods in the Northwest. A General Banking Busiuess Transacted. Juneau, Alaska. I The First National Bank OF JUNEAU. ?" i Paid Up Capital, $50,000.00 . Exchange Bought mid Sold Drafts drawn on all parts of tin* world. Deposits Solicited. JUNEAU, ALASKA. CITY BREWERY MATLOCK & FISHER, Trop's JUNEAU, ALASKA. Steam and Lager Beer. Bottled Beer, Ale and Porter our Specialties. Improved bottling machinery just put iii. Best Beer in Alaska. ALASKA FURNITURE COMPANY Seward Street, next to Opera House, JUNEAU. \ BEFORE PURCHASING, <!ro|> in mid we ouratook and pet prims ?>u BED ROOM sen's. BUR EATS, CHIFFONIERS, CHAIRS, ROCKERS, TABEES. BEDSTEADS, SPRINGS, MATTRESSES, COOK STOVES, COAL BEATERS, AIR TIGHT BEAT ERS. GRAN1TKWARE. CROCKERV, TINWARE, and all Kinds of HOUSEHOLD GOODS. jfHT" \Vt? will pivpy??u pood pood* uod pood viiIiip*. G. A. KNIGHT, Mgr. There are More Ways than One of Saving Gold AND THE MINERS KNOW IT ??????? i?? im i *r?u*NWMMM?<rt kn % A fclSr Tlie.v art* coin injr from .H*XJ!Al\ SUKKP CKKKK. ami :i 11 j'ait* i.f the iSLAXI) to lmy their Underwear, Over Shirts, Boots, A'PnnnAr Shoes, and Winter Supplies from V/ vUllllUl ? CHURCH DIRECTORY. CATHOLIC CHURCH: Musk with Sermon ... i0;0o A. M. Sunday School * ? * ? 3; 00 P. M. Rosary, Lecture und Benediction 7:00 i\ M. Priest. Rev. Father P.O. Bougis. S. 4. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH-Rev. Loyal S. Wirt, pastor. Until the new church build ing is completed, evening services will-be held every Sunday in Ohman's Hull ut 7:15 p. in. Sunday School meets in Odd Fellow's Hall at 11 a. tu. Society of Christian Endeav or in the same place, Thursday evenings u 7:30. Ludies League every ulternate Thur* dav afternoon. FRIENDS CHURCH?Regular services ut the Mission School house. Sabbath School .... 10 a. m. Native Services - - - - 11 u. ni. Evening Services .... 7:4?? Prayer meeting, Wednesduv evening at 7:45 Teachers' meeting every Friday evening at 8 o'clock nt private houses. Any and all arc cordially invited a.id wel comed ut all of these services. Rev. C. N. Rki'Loulk. Pastor. METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH-At Peniel Mission, Wednesday evenings at 7:45 o'clock. Scandinavian services ut the Peniel Mission Monday evenings at 7;45 o'clock. A cordial invitation extended to all. Rev. C. J. Larsen, Pastor. A. F. and A. fl. Masons of Douglas Island meet at Odd Fellows' Hall on the First and Third Tuesdays of each month. All Masons are cordially invited to at tend. I. 0. O. F. Alaska Lodge No. 1 meets at Odd Fellow's Hall, Douglas, on Wednesday evenings at 8 o'clock. Visiting Brothers are Cordially in vited to attend. J. G. McDonald, X. G. C. A. Weck, Secretary. DR. \V. L. HARRISON, DENTIST Hunter Block, between Front und 2nd Sts.- Douglas City. FRED PAGE-TUSTIX, ATTORNEY AT LAVY. Will practice in the District Court of Alaska. Fort Wrangel. Alaska. A. G. McBRIDE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. NOTARY PUBLIC. Office with News Douglas City. Alaska, T Sheet Music, Studies, C \ and Instruction books P S T?a?^er Mandolin, Guitar, and S v Hanjo. / 1 ALICE M. JORDISON ) Y DEALER IN ... V ) Musical Instruments S / and Supplies c X Bet. Main & Seward _ \ \ on Second St. JUNLAU, ALASKA. } lHww< Douglas City Barber Shop. Hair Cutting ^ Shampooing Shaving Baths FRANK VESTAL, Prop. jlAllffl JUDICIARY. Short Biographical Sketches of the Men Who Run the Courts. * I UNCLE SAH'S SERVANTS. Our readers hear much concerning ! tho Alaska courts and the names of i the men who keep the complicated ma chinery running are familiar to all Al askans, hut further than this but little is known of the men from Judge to the ; Clerk of the Court. Realizing this to be the case tho News, which is always on the alert for matters of interest to ? its readers, concluded to get some of j i the early history of tho men that Uncle Sam has sent to us to administer our laws and keep the inhabitants of the district within duo bounds. Our task should not have been surrounded with ! any difficulties and yet, owing to the j hurry and bustle that always exists du riug court, we have spent considerable time in collecting the matter which we j now present to our readers. HON. CHARLES S. JOHNSON, JUDGE. Charles Sumuer Johnson, the judge of the United States District Court, was born in Jones county, Iowa, in a log cabin on the Iowa prairies iu the year 18.">4. At the age of thirteen ho ; | removed to Clariuda, of that state, and j | graduated from the high school. He j j then learned the printer's trade after I ! which he attended the Agricultural j College at Ames, Iowa, but was not; permitted to graduate from that school | owing to the lack of means with which j to finish his course. Some time aftor ! this he attended the law department of fV>*k Tr,\ifo ttfofa rTnitrarcifAr wnrl (rradlia. VllV XV " I* VVUVU V MA ? VA WAVJ f V- U I j ted from that school in the class of 1S77. He then moved to Wahoo, Nebr., where : he entered upon the practice of law. j In 1879 he was elected city attorney , , | and was elected a member of the Ne braska legislature in 1882. In 188.5 he removed to Nelson, in the same state, and the year following was elected prosecuting and county attorney and i i was afterward reelected to that otlice. : 1 During the year 1889 he was appointed j U. S. District attorney for Alaska, which position he held for four and one-half years after which he removed to Juneau |; and engaged in the practice of law with i j Mr. John G. Heid one of the leading I lawyers of Alaska. In 1897 he received \ : the appointment of U. S. District judge ur?r1 a-oa r?r?nfivm*?rl tllfi Judge Johnson attended three nation- j . al conventions, in 1884, 1888 and 1896 ! . and was chairman of his delegation in the last convention and also a member i of the committee appointed to notify Presideut McKinly of his nomination i and visited Canton, Ohio, when the ? committee met there for the perform-; i ance of its duties. The Judge is at! 1 the present time the national commit-; .1 teeman for Alaska. Judge Johnson is well fitted for the 1 responsible position he holds. He pos sesses that cool, deliberate make-up j that, is not only desirable in a judge, but should in fact be possessed by every ; judicial officer who presides over a trial court. In personal appearance he bears quite a resemblance to Senator Fora ker of Ohio. He is over six feet tall, weighs about 200 pounds, is socially a most pleasant gentleman and will al ways attract attention wherever ho may be by his pleasing manner and fine personal appearance. Ho has never forgotten that he was once a practicing attorney and is a good friend of the profession. GEN. nOBKKT A. FriKDKICH, DIST. ATTY. The subject of this sketch is fifty-J eight years of age and was born in t he state of Kentucky. His father was tor years an officer in the Prussian army. He removed from his native laud to the state of Kentucky, where lie married a lady who belonged to one of tho first families of that state. His son lvobert was educated iu his native state and 1 ?? ? *??-- ?? -i .,r graduated rroni win juw m the State University. Ho removed to Topeka, Kansas, where ho entered upon the practice of law in 1872 aud remained at that place until 1889. At Topeka ( Jen. Friedrich enjoyed a good practico and was one of the leading lawyers of j the state. He has always been a repub lican while all his friends and relatives in bis native state wore radical demo crats. Ho was in deep sympathy with j the union cause during the "unpleas antness" while his relatives were equal ly as ardent in their support of the Southern cause. While in Topeka (ien. Fried rich was employed by the state to assist the county attorney in prosecut ing liquor cases under the prohibition laws of that state, in which ho was very successful, securing convictions where all others failed. He was appointed! Brigadier General of the Kansas Nation al Guards and also held the position of Adjutant General of that state. He re-! moved to San Francisco in 1889 where ! he continued the practice of law. Gen. Friedrich was one of the leading law-; yers and republican politicians of Cal ; ifornia while ho resided there. He was | twice elected Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy League of Califor-1 nia, and was also chosen as chairman of the Union League Club, the high-toned j club of San Francisco. In Kansas Gen. Friedrich achieved I his greatest reputation in criminal law, ? but in San Francisco his practice was principaly corporation law. During the month of September last Gon. Friedrich came to Alaska, having been appointed District Attorney in July, and at once entered upon the dis charge of his duties. His previous ex perience iu criminal law has been of great benefit to him, for ho has been successful iu his criminal cases from the first. Gen. Friedrich is a strong,; forcible talker, an eloquent speaker, aud it matters not whether it be before a jury or addressing a political meet-1 iug, he is one of the best to be found anywhere. ? Gen. Friedrich is about six feet tall and weighs over 200 pounds and is well proportioned. He is a genial, social j gentleman aud can entertain a friend or a crowd in conversation in a pleasing j manner. His hair is dark and he wears a mustache of the same color. Wo re gret to say that he, like Judge Johnson, j parts his hair in the middle. He has j [CONCLUDED ON rAGE A]. I HI 11 IS lift: ! Mow a Woman Should Dress for , a Trip to the Interior. . i THE WOnAN IN TROUSERS. 1 Mrs. J no. Mcrrifiold, the first white woman to pet into Atlin was a passen ger on tho Dingo, on lior way to Skng uay, whoro she will meet her husband after an absence of t hroe mouths. Mr. Merrifield is one of tho former Cassiar miners, but is now engaged in running a pack train from Skaguay to tho lake. Mrs Merrifield is a small black-eyed. good-looking woman with mora norvo than is necessary for one person to i possess. She has been all over the ; northwest, including Dawson City, but apparently has not made as much money as she wants, for she says she and her husband will remain in Alaska until they make a big strike, or die here. The News man was told that Mrs. Merrifiold was on board and ap- 1 proached her for nu interview for the News. With some reluctance she con sented to give us a few pointers, and < the most important to us was the prop- 1 er dress for women to wear while mak ing the trip in. "What is the proper dross for a wo man to wear in making the trip into the interior?" asked the News man. "There are but two ways l'or a woman to dress and be comfortable," was her reply. "To wear a suit of men's clothes is probably the best and most conven ient. Of course a long dress is entirely out of the question. The second is to wear a dress not longer than your knees and men's trousers to protect your lower limbs. If a woman wears a j dress if should be lined with chamois or buckskin. A great many, perhaps j the majority, wear men's clothing and oue cannot always tell the women from the men in a party. I was over to the , lake with my husband one trip. I wore men's clothes and my husband and I retired for the night. The novt morning I put on iny short dress and we went to breakfast. While eating, | the landlord was enquiriug for the hoy that was with our party. He was sur prised when my husband told him that L was the boy that came with the party the evening before. Yes, many ? comical little incidents occur to wo- i men wearing men's clothes, but in go-, ing into the interior nothing is thought of a woman dressiug in the most com fortable manner. . '?I suppose you usecl a sleeping uag nights?1* said the News man. "No indeed." was the reply, "I do not like a sleepiug bag at; all, I lie on a rubber blanket and have woolen blan-1 kets and canves over me, which is much the best. That makes me think j of a little experience I had in a sleep ing bag.. When I first came to Alaska ' I used one. We were out on a trip and ; I did not get up early in the morning, j I was awakened by some one taking hold of the bag an 1 dragging it toward the sleds. The noise I made could j hove been heard for several miles, and I ho frightened man lot K? "tid I crawl pd out. Tho party had cousiderablo fun ovor tho matter at my expense." "With all tho hardship-* I suppose there is some onjovmeiit connected ivi111 this rough and ready life?" said I ho writer. "Oh yes. to me it hus !>eeti very fasci nating. I even helped my husband in tukiugthings over the trail. At first the sled would upset too frequently to -nit my liege lord, but I soon got used to handling a ioadod -hd and was quite a litt'o help to him. I have been visiting friends iti Victoria and Van couver for three months, but leall.v I urn glad to trot hack again to enjoy tho frontier life." Ityo is need in Russia to the extouc of 307 pounds per capita; Denmark 320; Bweeden 314; Norway 224; Italy 29; rrnuec;53; United States 22. Oats. Norway 1111 pounds; Germany 7?~; Russia 00; Italy ?}?>; United Kiug dom 12; Canada 51; United States 77. Ill meats the United States leads, 147 pounds; Grout Britain 100; Ireland OG; Norway ik?; Franco 77; Spain 70; Germany (il; Kussia. Portugal, and tho Netherlands 50; Italy 21. Ill the use of eggs the United States stands tirsl, 133 to each person; Cana da 00; Denmark 80; France 78; Ger many 75; United Kingdom 30; Italy 47. Rice. United States 4 pounds each; Great Britain 0; Spain 5; Italy 14; Ju* pan 300; India 2(X); Bombay 557. Great Britain leads in the use of su gar, 80 pounds to each person; United States 73; France 25; Germany 18; Swcedeu 20; Norway 12; Spniu but 7. In the use of tobacco Belgium avera ges 120 ounces; Switzerland HO ounces; tho Netherlands 51; Germany so uoted for tho use of the weed 48; United States-13; Franco 20; Spain 32; United Kingdom 23; Italy 22, and Russia 24 ounces. The World'* Hill of I arc. Tho render will find in the following ninny surprises, and an answer to many nn enquiry, mental mid expre.vod. Tho figures are from hu interesting illus (rated articl by George H. Wuldron, in McC!tire's Magazine for November. Ireland, an mny bo ex peeled, leads in the use of tho potato, consuming 1.407 pounds per capita; Germany 1,300; Rus sia 850; Netherlands 840; Fiance 700; Canada 000; United States 200; Great Britain 108; Italy 48 pounds per year. In wheat. Franco um;h 407 pounds per each inhabitant; Canada 1100; Italy .100; Great Britain 230; United States and the Netherlands 210; Germany 180; Russia 93; Japan 22. Ten. Groat liritaiu KS ounces; Can ada TO; United Stales *21; Russia 0. CofToe. Denmark 247 ounces; Bel gium 17(>: United States 155; Russia 3; Spain 0; (Jreat Britain only 11; Ger many 78; Franco53; Italy i7. In the use ot* beer the United King dou uses 30 gallons to each inhabitant each year; Germany 27; Denmark 24; United States 15; Switzerland 1J; France C; Norway and Sweden 7; Can ada 4; Italy less than 1 gallon; Spain 1 pint. In the use of wine Spain leads with 35 gullous; Franco l".'; Italy 21; Ger muny I; United States, and Great Bit am 2 quarts; Ruesia 1 gallon; Canada 1 pint. V