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DOUGLAS ISLAND NEWS.
VOL. 1. DOUGLAS OITV AND TREADWELL, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1899. NO. 11.
B. M. BEHRENDS |
J BANKER AND MERCHANT }
j ^ Headquarters
! For
Holiday
Goods ;
IThe Largest Stock of Toys, Novelties and Fancy Goods )
in the Northwest. 3
A General Baukitig Business Transacted. \
Juneuu, Alaska. \
CHURCH DIRECTORY. j
CATHOLIC CHURCH:
Mass with Sermon ... 1();00 A. M. {
Sunday School - 3:00 P. M. j
Rosary, lecture and Benediction 7:00 P.M.
Priest, Rev. Father P. C. Bougis, S. J.
CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH-Rev. Loyal j
S. Wirt, pastor. Until the new church build
itt? is completed, evening services will lie
held every Sunday in Oh man's Hall at 7:15 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.
Sahhath School - 10 a. ni.
Native Services .... 11 a. m.
Evening Services - - - - 7:4r.
Prayer meeting, Wednesday evening at 7:45
Teachers' meeting every Friday evening at
S o'clock at private houses.
Any and all arc cordially invited a.id wel
comed at all of these services.
Rev. C. X. Replogle. Pastor.
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH-At
Peniel Mission, Wednesduy evenings at 7:45
o'clock. Scandinavian services at 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. J1.
Masons of Douglas Island meet at'
Odd Fellows' Hall on the First and !
Third Tuesdays of each month. All j
Masons are cordially invited to at- j
tend.
l o. 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. (1. McDonald, N. G.1
C. A. Weck, Secretary, j
DR. W. L. HARRISON",
DENTIST
Hunter Block, l>etween Front
and 2nd St*. Douglas City, j
FRED PAGE-TUSTIX,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
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. J. DONOHOE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Will practice in all the Courts of Alaska.
Post Office Building, JUNEAU, ALASKA.
JNO. R WINN,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Juneau, - - - - Alaska.
F. D. KELSEY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Juneau, - Alaska.
Douglas City Barber Shop.
Hair Cutting \y Shamp ing
Shaving Baths
FRANK VESTAL. Prop.
I GRAND ORCHESTRA 111
A Goodly Number of Douglas City
Treadwell and Juneau
People Present.
PROF. MILLER AND MIS AIDS.
The elements looked propitiously up
on Prof. Miller's Orchestra dance last
Wednesday evening, for the weather
was all that could be desired. The
snow had been drifting on top of the
big mountain across the bay the first
three days of the early part of last
week and all the weather prophets of
Douglas Island predicted one of those
iudescril>able Taku winds, and of
course it was to occur on Wednesday
evening, and the people were happily
disappointed when it turned out to be a
delightful evening and none were kept
away on account of any rain, snow or
wind.
The ferry boat arrived at the Doug
las City wharf about fifteen minutes
before nine o'clock, and she brought
a goodly number of merry makers from
Juneau. The sound of the whistle
of the Lone Fisherman gave due notice
to those wishing to attend from this
city and shortly after the arrival of the
Juneau people the hall was comfortably
filled.
The music was of course furnished
by Prof. Miller's orchestra, consisting
of Profs. Miller, Pulmer and Fremont,
and in addition thereto was Prof. Eich
nieier of Juneau, who played the claro
net. Prof. Taylor also rendered some
assistance with the flute. The music
was by far the best that ever led a
dance in this city.
The floor was well waxed aud the
room was comfortably warm until a la
dy appeared at the door with a white
dress on. She tripped across the floor
to the ladies'1 dressing room. The jani
tor forthwith closed all the windows
j and gave the stove two or three pokes.
There was nothing that transpired
i during the dance out of the ordinary.
The orchestra played and the people
danced and that was about all there
| was to it, except when a square dance
was going on, the caller shouted, "swing
your partners,** and while swinging the
electric lights went out, leaving each
gentleman with a woman in his arms.
How long they remained in that posi
i tion we are unable to say, for it was
awful dark.
At about twelve o'clock a supper
was served in the hall. It was not a
"tremendous spread," but it was good
and pleuty of it, after which the danc
iug was continued until the Juneauites
i went to the ferry wharf, which was
about three o'clock.
It was a very nice party and well at
tended. The room was comfortably fill
ed, but not crowded. In all respects it
, was a very pleasant party and a deserv
ing compliment to Prof. Miller.
Those attending the party from Ju
neau were: Mr. Burgess, Mrs. Mathews,
Miss Boyer. Mr. Deitrick, Miss Soren
seu, Mr. Zimmerman, Mr. Geo. Blan
chard, Mr. West, Miss Jordiusou, and
Alaska j
Steam j
Laundry !
Dyeing and CleaningWork.
o
E. R. JAEGER, Proprietor.
??o
Laundry Work in all its branches. Suits I
cleaned and pressed. Colors restored. Dye*
injr of every sort promptly attended to. Car
pets cleaned without taking them up. All ;
at lowest possible prices consistent with i
good work.
fy* A. LaMotte. Douglas City Agent,
far Leave Handles ut Delmonico Hotel.
Front Street. - Juneau, Alaska.
CITY BREWERY!
MATLOCK & FISHER, Prop's
JUNEAU, ALASKA.
Steam and Lager Iker.
Mottled IJeer, Ale and Porter our |
Specialties.
Improved bottling machinery just put
in. Best Boer in Alaska.
a few others whose names v.e did not
learn.
We might add that Juneau furnished
the best looking woman at the party,
but Douglas City lays claim to the best
lady dancer in Mrs. Moroan, but Miss
Sadie King, we perhaps ought to say,
was equally as good. j
Ex-Govcrnor Knapp.
Ex-Governor Lyman E. Knapp of Se
attle, formerly governor of Alaska and
an applicant for the same position
when Gov. Brady was appointed, is
making a tight for the retention of the
prohibition liquor law of Alaska. The
ex-governor knew so little of the con
dition of affairs in Alaska that his
judgment upon the matter is of little
importance. Gov. Brady, who is here,
knows the wants of the people, and the
utter uselossness of the attempt to en
force the present law, favors high li
cense, and yet Gov. Brady is a prohibi
| tionist. The difference l>etweon the
judgment of the two men is that one is
| based upon a thorough knowledge of
Alaska conditions, and the other is not.
We really think that the ex-governor is
going out of his way to injure Alaska.
There is plenty of temperance work for
him in Tacoma and Seattle without
mixing up in our affairs. Alaskans are
abundantly able to look after their own
? affairs.
?
That Allen Act.
There is no doubt that the Victoria
merchants arc responsible for the pas
sage of the law by the British Colum
bia legislature which is intended to ex
i elude Americans from taking placer
claims in the Atlin district. The mer
! chauts of that alleged city have beeu
very envious of Seattle, owing to the
fact that the business men of the latter
have absorbed about nine-tenths of the
outfitting trade, and the Victoria mer
chants hope to regain by legislation
j what they have lost through a lack
i of business qualifications and en
terprise. The law referred to may for
a brief period operato strongly against
American prospectors, but the uujust
ness of the measure is so apparent that
unless Britishers are entirely devoid of
the sense of shame, they will on their
own motion repeal this obnoxious law.
Difference of Opinion.
The Record man says that the Brit
ish alien placer claim act must go to
the Canadian parliament for ratification
If such should be the law, there would
j
be no fear that the act would ever bo
come operative, but we think the Rec
ord man is mistaken, and our opinion
is that the act referred to is now in full
force and effect.
Steam Ship Wolcott, one of the best
built and safest boats in the Alaska
trade, makes regular trips from Juneau
j to Skaguay three times a week. She
carrios the mail and will stop at this
place and Tread well whenever we have
freight and passengers for her. Her
time card is in this issue. The News
man boarded the Wolcott while lying
I at the wharf last Wednesday and she
1 has been put in fine shape, having been
thoroughly overhauled. Her dining
| room and social hall is a beauty, and
she will uo doubt do a good trade.
ALASKA FURNITURE COMPANY
Seward Street, next to Opera House, JUNEAU.
BEFORE PURCHASING*, drop in and ?ee ourntock and
pet price* on
RED ROOM SUITS, BUREAUS, CHIFFONIERS,
CHAIRS. ROCKERS, TABLES, BEDSTEADS,
SPRING J S, MA'ITRESSES. COOK STOVES,
COAL HEATERS. AIR TIGHT HEAT
ERS. GRANITE W A RE. CROCKERY,
TINWARE, ami all Kinds of
HOUSEHOLD GOODS.
?SW~ Wo will uivryon c??o?Ih raw! vaIuo*.
G. A. KNIGHT, Mgr.
There are More Ways than One of Saving
Gold
AND THE MINERS KNOW IT
gJtF They ure coming from JUNEAU, SHEEP CREEK, and all parts of
the ISLAND to buy their
Underwear, Over Shirts, Boots, A'Pnnnnr*
Shoes, and Winter Supplies from w vUllllUi i
HE EXCLUSION IICT
The Full Text of the Anti-Alien
Law Recently Passed in Brit
ish Columbia.
A HARD BLOW FOR ATLIN.
The full text of the British Columbia
anti-alien law is as follows:
1. That every person who is not loss
than 18 years of age and is a British
subject.shall be entitled to all the rights
and privileges of a free miner under
this act, upon taking out a free miner's
certificate, so long as such certificate
! remains in force.
2. No joint stock company or corpo-.
ration shall be entitled to take out a
I free miner's certificate unless the same
has been incorporated and not simply
licensed or registered under the laws of
the province, and unless such company
or corporation is authorized to take out
I a miner's license by the lioutenaut gov
ernor, in council, the word "person" in
this section shall include only such
companies or corporations as aforesaid.
3. A miucr's license taken out by)
any person not authorized so to do by
this section shall l>e null and void.
1. This section shall not affect free
miner's certificates issued before the
coming into force of this section, and
in case any jwrson or corporation not
ailowed under this section to tuke out
a free imner's license has prior to the
coming into force of this section ac-,
; quired any interest or any claim under
the provisions of the placer mining act,
such license may be renewed from time
. to time, but such renewed license shall
not entitle the holder thereof to hold or
acquire any interest in any claim under
said placer mining act, except such in
terest so acquired prior to the coming
into force of this section.
5. No free miner after the coming
into force of this section shall hold any
claim undor said placer mining act, or
any iutercst therein astrust.ee or other
wise for any person who is not a British
subject or for any corporation not au
thorized to take out a free miner's cer
. tificate as above provided.
"" * * nnf(Wi?u(n i?tliyl
" "+. -V irwj 1U111C1 VA/'i ttuvun.,
before the coming into force of this
section, the holder of which is not a
| British subject, shall not entitle the
I?erson holding the same to take up, re
\ cord or acquire any interest iu any
claim under the placer mining act. but
such certificate shall bo valid only with
regard to claims recorded under the
placer mining act prior to the coming
into force of this section, and as to
i which the holder of such certificate
' was, prior to the comiug into force of
this section, the owner either wholly or
in part. Any such certificate may be
renewed, but such renewed certificate
shall only bo valid with regard to claims
recorded under the placer mining act
. | under the circumstances in said sul>
, section stated.'
U46. This section shall not apply to
. persons to whom the lieutenant govern
i or, in council, may, under tho provis
ions of the placer mining act, grant a
lease for dredging, or for what is known
as hydraulic mining, as distinguished
from ordinary placer sluicing."
Cilad to 5ft Her.
The Topeka arrived last Sunday
night after an absence of some fivo
weeks, in charge of (he same old crew,
with the exception of Second Steward
Williams, who is ofT for a few trips.
The Topeka'x boilers needed somo at
tention and the necessary repairs have
l>een made and wo will again see her
on her regular ti ips. The Topeka is a
very popular l*>nt in Alaska and car
ries the ls?st crew of any l>oat that
sails the Alaskan waters. Commodore
Steward Sanders was of course on
l>oard and is as happy and good nat
ured as ever. Capt. Hell looked con
tented and satisfied that he was still
alive. Halentine liad eaten something
for breakfast that did not agree with
him and he was the only Iwid humored
looking man in the outfit. If you want
to enjoy a trip, by all means go on the
Topeka.
Take Pills.
If you lire taken with a terrible luick
ache and a general depressed feeling, it
is the grip that is taking hold of you,
and don't neglect it, for it may cost you
a spell of sickness. Snl?scril>e for the
News at once and take a good big dose
of pills and you will come out alt right
in a few days.
Mr. Ogilve the the Yukon gold com
missioner recommends a reduction of
the Canadian royalty from 10 to 21..
per cent.
The pursers on (ho Topeka, AI Ki.
Farallon and Rosalie havo Ixm-ii ap
pointed mail agents. It is to be hoped
that this addition to our mail service
will in some manner improve it.
A Seattle (taper of the 2lst 11 It. says
that, "Attorney Willoughby Clark, of
\Vranged,an Alaskan and constitutional
lawyer of somo prominence, was chair
man of a meeting recently held in Se
attle." That Wil lough by is passing
himself oir as i. constitutional lawyer
is a good one. The lawyers of Alaska
will enjoy this huge joke.
A. (*. McHride, well known in Kansas
and Kirwin in particular, is publishing
the Douglas Island News in Alaska.
A. (}. is giving the Alaskans a splendid
paper and the peoplo are appreciating
his efforts, judging from the amount of
advertising the paper contains. Mack
was always a rustler and it seems ho
has retained his rustling qualities even
in frozeu Alaska.?Kirwin (Kaus.)
Globe.
JikIjcc Hume*.
The senatorial fight in Washington
gees merrily on. Judge Humos is hold -
ing his own and wo hope he will lie
elected, but the "Uirrels" of tho other
candidates are so large that we are
afruid the Judge will get lost in tho
final shuffle. Ho is strongly kicked by
the republicans ofSeattlo, but the dem
ocratic and fusion press is against him.
M.C. Howell weut to Juucuu last
Friday.
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