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DOUGLAS ISLAND NEWS.
V0L t DOUGLAS CITY AND TREADWELL, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 1800. NO. 10 ? ?? 1 B. M. BEHRENDS BANKER AND MERCHANT -Headquarters For Holiday Goods The Largest Stock of Toys, Novelties and Fancy Goods in the Northwest. A General Bauking Business Transacted. Juneau. Alaska. The First National Bank OF JUNEAU. Paid Up Capital, $50,000.00 Kxchantte lloutrht and Sold Drafts drawn on all parts of the world. Deposits Solicited. . JUNEAU, ALASKA. CITY BREWERY MATLOCK & FISHER, Prop's JUNEAU, ALASKA. Steam and Lager Beer. Bottled Beer, Ale and Porter our I Specialties. Improved bottling machinery just put! in. Best Beer in Alaska. ! ALASKA FURNITURE COMPANY Seward Street, next to Opera House, JUNEAU. i BIOKO RE PURCHASING, drop in and see our stock and pet prices on BED ROOM SUITS, BUREAUS, CHIFFONIERS, CHAIRS, ROCKERS, TABLES. BEDSTEADS. SPRINGS, MATTRESSES, COOK STOVES, COAL HEATERS, AIR TI<HIT HEAT ERS, GRANITEWARE, CROCKERY', TINWARE, and all Kinds of HOUSEHOLD GOODS. rsr Wo will givoyoil pood poods and pood value*. G. A. KNIGHT, Mgr. There are More Ways than One of Saving Gold AND THE MINERS KNOW IT They are coming from JUNEAU, SHEEP CREEK, and all parts of the ISLAND to buy their Underwear, Over Shirts, Boots, A'PnnnAr Shoes, and Winter Supplies from v vUl IIIUI ? CHURCH DIRECTORY. CATHOLIC CHURCH; Moss with Sermon - 10;00 A. M. i Sunday School - - - - 3:CM) P. M. ! Rosary, Lecture and Benediction 7:00 P.M. J Priest, Rev. Father P. C. Bougis. S. J. i CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH-Rev. Loyal S. Wirt, pastor. Until the new church build- ! ing is completed, evening services will l?e , held every Sunday in Ohmun'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 i 7:30. Ladies League every alternate Thurs day afternoon. FRIENDS CHURCH?Regular services at the Mission School house. Sabhath School .... 10 a. m. Native Services - - - - 11 a. m. f Evening Services .... 7:4f, | Prayer meeting, Wednesday evening at 7:45 Teachers' meeting every Friday evening ut S o'clock at private houses. Any and all arc cordially invited and wel comed at all of these services. Rkv. C. N. RkplogLe, Pastor. METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH-At Peniel Mission. Wednesday evenings at 7:45 ; o'clock. Scandinavian services at the Peniel Missiou Monday evenings at 7;45 o'clock, j 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. 0. 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, N. G. C. A. Weck, Secretary. DR. W. L. HARRISON, DENTIST Hunter Block, between Front and 2nd Sts. Douglas City. FRED PAGE-TUSTIX, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Will practice in the District Court of Alaska. / Fort W ran gel, Alaska. A. G. McBRIDE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. NOTARY PUBLIC. Office with News Douglas City. Alaska, T. J. DONOHOE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Will practice in all the Courts of Alaska. Post Office Building, JUNEAU, ALASKA. T Sheet Music, Studies, T \ and Instruction books x S Teacher of Mandolin. Guitar, and l \ Bani?- J X ALICE M. JORDISON } Y ... DKALBB IN.... Y ) Musical Instruments s ? and Supplies l r Bet. Main A Seward \ } on Second St. JUNEAU, ALASKA. / I COAL BARK COLORADO. Eight Days Coining From Comax With a Cargo of Coal. Almost Went to the Bottom. CAPT. AND HRS. ANDREWS.! The dismantled bark Colorado ar rived at the Tread well wharf last Friday evening with a cargo of 1700 tons of; Comax coal. Fred C. Andrews is the captain of the Colorado, and she was towed to this port by the tug Pilot. Capt. Andrews was seen by the News J man upon his arrival. "What kind of a trip up, Captain?" asked the newsgatherer. "A pretty iough trip indeed," was his reply. "We were eight days coming up and encountered southeastern gale after gale. Why, wo rail through six snow storms. 1 was accompanied by my wife and daughter, but they de-j clare they are going to shake me here? that they are going back in some other boat." "You must havo had a narrow escape I Captain, or your wife would not be I afraid of your boat." "Well we did have a pretty close : call," said the Captain, and he laughed heartily over the experience they had. "You see we got into the tido rifts and really the boat came very near going to the bottom. A small boat could not have lasted long in the sea wo were in, j and if the Colorado had gone" down none could have been saved. I can't say that I blame my wife for being j frightened." The captain also said that ho and ) his crew worked one whole night inget 1 ting the anchor of the Colorado up and : during the worst kind of a storm. The Colorado will be some eight days ; in discharging her cargo. The tug that : brought her up will return with the Richard the III and the two boats will 1 make regular trips to this point loaded j with coal for Treadwell and Douglas I City. I Capt. Andrews seems to be a big j hearted, kind, good natured man, whose j experience on the rough seas has not J robbed him of his genial, social -quali i ties. A narrow escape, when it is all j over, he seems to view in the light of a i good joke. The fact that ho came very ! near going to see McGiuty he does not ! now consider in a serious mannor. Prof. Miller's Orchestra. Tonight Prof. Miller's orchestra will give a ball at Oilman's Hall, and we hope our people will all turn out whether they join the dance or not. I The Prof, has been very kind to the people of Douglas City and we owe him j a good, liberal turn out. Bro. Fox we will call 011 you to load the grand t march. Made a Fool of Himself. , Senator Reinhart, of Whatcom, Wash ington, objected to prayer being offered in the senate of the state. He didn't do anything but make a fool of him i self. i I LEAVES. I lie here on my couch of green And watch the breeze puss by That sails the clouds of silver That clot the distant sky. I gather the leaves of the maple Dressed in rol>es of crimson and gold: As they flit about in the autumn air What a tale these leaves unfold. How, in the springtime of youth they were wooed by the sun, By his kisses, caresses and tears: By constant care, by his loyalty. Won their confidence, silenced their fears. And then in love's submission Came forth at their lover's call, Guve their sweet, young, tender natures. In return received their all. He sipped the delicious nectar They gave forth for his delight. While they basked in the sunlight of his smile ? Slept during the frowns of night. For many days when his love was young ' They lived us all sweethearts do. In sweet delirium, in ecstasy, For no lover could prove more true. But at lust his smile grew dimmer His kisses were cold and chill. When they whispered words of lovoto him They felt no answering' thrill. Now listen desponding maidens! Did they wither, droop and fnde, Bemoan their lover's fickleness, J On all things cast a shade? ? Ah! no; they sought an artist. King Frost came. Lo! Behold! , He decked them out in splendor, In russet, red and gold. I Then they call their stanch old friend, the i Breeze To he clasped close to his breast, i And they dance and whirl for their lover's delight. As he sinks on the hills to rest. j And they sing mad, gay. rollicking songs As they dance about in the air, | While their lover's heart grows colder still, Yet finds nothing half so fair. i And they dance lighter ami lighter, Sweetly love's songs they trill, j Nor give a sigh for days now gone. When they felt love's sweetest thrill. . For they feel they have done theirduty. Have lived as all sweethearts should live, : Have lived their lives for their lover's suke, For love their lives did give. Dear little leaves how grandly you loved, For your lover you have died, Dancing along, singing a song, j For a false love never sighed. i These little leaves are wiser than we Yet we claim the right to rule We mnka our laws and cry "We are King," While nature calls us "Fool." Annie May Patton. Resolutions. I The following resolutions were adopt j ed by Alaska Lodge No. 1., 1. O. O. F., ; at their regular meeting held on1 i Wednesday, December 21, 1808: Whereas, It has pleasod our Divine Grand Master to remove from our midst | and from our beloved Order our es ; teemed friend and brother, S. II. Falcon er. Resolved, That we oxtend to his wife and family our sincere and heartfelt sympathy in their great sorrow and as | sure them that we mourn with them the loss of their kind and loviug hus | band and father and commeud them to ! the care and protection of our Heaven ly Father, who doeth all things well, ( Resolved, That as a mark of our ro : spect to the memory of our departed | Brother a copy of these resolutions be j spread upon the minutes of this Lodge, : that a copy be sent to the bereaved family and that they be published in our city paper. jl?. L. Rood, [seal] C. A. Weck, Wm. R. Dorr, M. D., Committee. MINE II Ml Uncle 5am Will Find Out What Products Are Pest Suited for This Climate. EXPERIHENTS AT SITKA. ?? The many false statements that have boon diligently circulated throughout the east concerning the Alaska climate have done this district an injury from which it will take years to recover, and by reason of which many of the mem bers of our national law making Ixwly have come to the erroneous conclusion that Alaska is only lit for habitation by a few gold hunters, who, after a year's residence, should leave this alleged worthless country. It has taken a long time to correct theso false impressions, but the truth is mighty and it will final ly prevail. We are pleased to know mat me .\g ricultural department at Washington has taken the trouble to inform itself concerning the nature and valuo of the Alaska agricultural lands, and experi mental stations are to be erected at onco which will demonstrate to the world that while this district is rich in minerals of all kinds, its plains and val leys with reasonable effort will be able to produce many of the agricultural products of which we stand so much in need. Very recently a government official at Juneau was ordered to see that plans and specifications are prepared for a combined agricultural and signal sta tion to be erected at Sitka, the expcnso | not to exceed $4,500. This evidently indicates that the department is sincere iu its intentions to develop and experi ment. upon the agricultural resources j of Alaska. J When Prof. Georgson was hero last i summer as special agent of the agricul tural department he undertook to pre pare a process by which hay grown in Alaska could be presorvcd over the i season so as to be fed to cattle in a palitable form during the winter months. For this purpose he caused to In? erected airtight houses at Cook's Inlet, at Sitka, Skaguay and one on the flats near Juneau. The one at Juneau 1 was recently opened and the hay was found iu tine condition and is now Ik? ing used by Tom Knudson, in whose charge the houso referred to was left. Mr. David J. Mink, a machinist at the Treadwell shops, got a grain of emery in his eye last week and after suffering for a day and a night, Dr. Dorr removed I the foreign substance and our worthy subscriber is once more hagpy. The Douglas City mail from the south reached the postofflco Thursday evening. It was a large mail aud con sisted principally of papers. Postmaster Taylor will soon have ; boxes in shapo again to the great sat I isfaction of the DouglasCity people. The Rev. Mr. Larsen, M. E. pastor at | this place aud Junoau, mado tho News a pleasant call last Wednesday. TMEY ATE. FIDDLED AND DANCED. A Hilarious Old Time at the Party (iiven as a Compliment to Geo. Moody. Mr. and Mrs. .lorry ('ashen, of this city, are among our very best people4 and we know of none who can com mand more friends. They have lived here for some time and know every body. A short time ago Mr. George Moody en mo to town. He is Mrs. Cashon's brother. George is inclined to be a little bashful, he don't get ac quainted as fast as some people do, and Mr. and Mrs. Cashen concluded to give him a "send olf," and they did it in grand style, by giving a surprise party and dance at Oilman's Hall last Thurs day evening. It was in fact a surprise to George, for he knew nothing of it until ho was marched into the hall. Dancing commenced about nine o'clock. Profs. Miller and Fremont furnished the music, and they did it to the satisfaction of all, in fuct the music was exceptionally good. Prof. Miller's arm worked with marvelous ease, and Prof. Fremont never was in such tine trim before. More than one hundred people re spond ed to the printed invitations that i had been given out and they had a j merry time indeed. It was one of the nicest parties ever given in Douglas i City. Along about 12 o'clock a nico lunch was served in the hall. Plates 1 and napkins were given to everyone present, after which the eatables were passed around. The coffee too was ex : eel lent. While the writer was enjoying this excellent repast, a man in town by the name of Coursen sent a note to tho editor of the News, reminding him of 1 the large quantity of provisions he was storing away in his stomach. It was an awful mean trick. Now that man Coursen is so big and fat that ho has quit eating, in fact it is said ho is tak ing anti-fat, and he don't like to see a j thin hungry man get a square moal when he can't, enjoy it himself. The ball was continued until a lato hour and all present felt highly pleased with the evening's enjoyment. Among the exchange*. The Seattle Koview has Ikhmi enlarged and much improved. The last issue received contained the platform of 1800 upon which it is alleged Jefferson was elected. The editor, JohuT. Coudon is a groat joker. The Wenaichee Advance very |H>inted ly remarks that a number of gentlemen who oxi>eetod to Is* United States sen ators have discovered that they huvo been gold-bricked. TJjo bright, newsy Skagit County Times comes to us with numerous x s on the wrapper. Why. of course. The Peoples Party News, of What com, is a nice, well edited,newsy paj>er. Populists don't generally sup|>ort their papers very well, but au exception is made in t he News. The Heloit, Kansas, Times thinks the prohibition law inot enforced as well as it should bo. The sheriff and coun ty attorney, if they choose to do so, can enforce the law in auy city in that state. Thoso two officers are the "powers that, bo," and if prohibition is a failure, no one else is to blame, except oulv in cases where they aro not l acked by public sentiment.