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DOUGLAS ISLAND NEWS.
9 VOL x DOUGLAS CITY AND TREADWELL, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1899. NO. 12. | B. NI. Behrends j < BANKER AND MERCHANT s| / w VV L j I MINERS' OUTFITS f| | SOLD AT l| I WHOLESALE PRICES i| Let us figure on your Outfits. f; A (ieueral Banking Business Transacted. If you want to make Investments consult with us. Juiipuii. Alaska. CHURCH 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. Bougix. S. J. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH-Rev. Loyal L. Wirt, pastor. Services will l>e held every Sunday ut 7:45 p. in. Suuday School meets at 11 a. m. Society of Christian Endeavor Thursduv evenings at 7:30. I.adies League every alternate Thursday u!t >rtiooii. FRIENDS CHURCH -Regular services at the Mission School house. Suhlmth School .... lo a. m. J Native Services .... 11a. m. j Evening' Services - 7:45 Prayer meeting, Wednesday evening at 7:45 Teachers' meetingevery Friday evening at 8 o'clock at private houses. Any and all arc cordially invited and wel comed at all of these services. Rev. C. X. Rf.plogle. Pastor. METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH-At Peniel Mission. Wednesday 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. Larseti, Pastor. A. F. and A. n. 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- j tend. * I. O. O. F. Alaska Lodge No. 1 meets at Odd i 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. W. L. HARRISON, DENTIST Hunter Block. l>etweeu Front and 2nd St.s. Douglus City, j FRED PAGE-TUSTIN, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Will practice in the District Court of Aluska. Fort Wraiijrel, Alaska. r ??. A. G. McBRIDE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. NOTARY PUBLIC. Office w ith News Douglas City. Alasku, j 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. P. D. KELSEV, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Juneau, - Alaska. Douglas City Barber Shop. Hair Cutting V/ Shampooing Shaving /Jv Baths FRANK VESTAL, Prop. Alaska I Steam j Laundry ! Dyeing and CleaningWork. ?o? PL R. JAPjGPjR, Proprietor. o Laundry \\ ork in all its branches. Suits; cleiiiunl and pressed. Colors restored. Dye* | in;* of every sort promptly attended to. Cur* pets cleaned without taking them up. All at lowest possible prices consistent with trood work. ?WF~ A. LaMotte. Douglas City Aj*ent. iir i .eave Handles at Delmouieo Hotel. Front Street. - Juneau, Alaska. CITY BREWERYj MATLOCK & FISHER, PROP'S JUNEAU, ALASKA. 5team and Lager Beer. Bottled Boer, Ale and Porter our i Specialties. Improved bottling machinery just put in. Best Beer in Alaska. I FIRST CHilll fill If WGlflS III!. Now Completed and Ready for Dedication. A Hodel of Comfort, Convenience, and Artistic Building. A MONUMENT TO THE ENERGY OF REV. LOYAL L. WIRT. Tho American's first thought in set tlingauew country is of church and school; and Douglas City is no excep tion in this respect. Four religious denominations hold regular services and the Peniel Mission is well attended. The Catholics and Friends will each erect tine church edifices during the year?their present buildings being too small. But this week we present our readers with a description of the First Congre gational Church of this city which has just been completed at a cost of ?l,2f>0. The building was commenced Oct. 17th, 1898 and completed Jan. 11th, 1899, and is to be dedicated Feb. 12th. The cost is far from being represent ed by the above figures as will be seen by this sketch and it is doubtful wheth er this amount of money would actual ly erect so beautiful a building any where in the states. This is the first fruits of the Congre gational Home Missionary Society in Alaska. Rev. Loyal L. Wirt reached Juneau May 7th, 1808; May 22nd a Sun day School was organized on Douglas Island with G present. Dec. 11th the membership was 05, with 81 present., July 14th, V. P. S C. E. organized; 15 members. August 14th, Church organ-1 ized; 10 members. December 24th, Christmas tree in the new edifice. The lot, 100x200 feet, was given by the Tyee Consolidated Mining Com pany?R. F. Lewis, Agent. The building is placed equi-distant I between Treadwell and Douglas City, because it would be hard to tell which end of the town has been most inter ested or most helpful in its erection. Without t he generosity of the Tread- i well management and the company's extension of courtesies in many ways the enterprise would npt have been possible. The trustees are R. J. Willis, Frank Racii, F. VV. Hoyt. The church is a modern edifice in every respect. The auditorium is 3Gx| 50 feet and seats 200 people com ; fortably. The chapel or Sunday; School room opens by sliding doors into the audience room, thus adding 100 additional sittings when necessary. The chapel, which occupies the L of} the church is a model of beauty and convenience. Here the decorators have exhibited their art to perfection; unite dado frieze and panneling with ingrain paper, "pinch work" and silver mould ing, the room, as indeed does t he deco rating of the whole church, throws, great credit upon Messrs. Hall and J Rosen burgh who certainly put much more work and skill upon the finishing of the church than their contract called for. ? ? i u; A visiting clergyman wa? ut-aiu uy the pastor to remark, after he had in spected the new building, "Why, this church is too good for Douglas." "Not by any means," was Mr. Wirt's indignant reply, "and you would not say so if you knew the people as well i as I do." Great credit is due Mr. I. A. Boynton who not only designed and drew the plans for the church, but superintended its construction with conscientious economy and the skill of a master mechanic. In addition to all this he contributed 870 to the building fund. Messrs. Kerry & Howell furnished the lumber at an extremely low figure ?and the quality was of the very best. A Boynton & Richardson furnace costing 8*250 was installed by Messrs.; Phelps and Morrison and gives entire satisfaction. I The pews were made in Juneau by J. G. Jargeuson. They arc a handsome seat finished iu natural wood and we' never wish to sit in u more comfortable pew. Opening l>oth into the chapel and the auditorium is as cozy and convenient a kitcheu as any ladies' society could wish. Hut that of which perhaps the pastor is proudest of all is the office or study, which is in the tower and is reached by a handsom* flight of stairs leading up from the vestibule. To the ladies of the church and con gregation, to the management and em ployees of mill and mine, to the dealers in material who have liberally discount ed their bills, to the workmen who have given days of labor, to the many who have given good coin of the realm in sums ranging from ten cents to 8150, to the Ferry Co. for courtesies render ed. to one and all who have given ma terial assistance or kind words of encouragement, which have often l>een the help most needed, Mr. Wirt desires to extend, in the name of the First Congregational Church of Douglas City, his profound and heart felt grati tude. 1 A 1 IJ THIS HKCICU wouiu 11; iiiiiuiii | 'iwi were it concluded without mentioning the pastor, Rev. Loyal L. Wirt, the source of the inspiration resulting in this church building. To say that he is an eloquent, cultured, christian gen tleman would not give the reader a true picture of the man. He is a man out side the pulpit; a line scholar and close student, extensively traveled and a close observer, something of an art critic, and passionately fond of imiMc; of broad, lilwral views, up-to-date on all subjects, especially religious. A man who recognizes the fact that it is not absolutely necessary for a person to belong to his church or, even a protestant church, or any church in or der to Ih? h christian. When at Christ mas he extended a hearty invitation to the Catholic children to join in the Christmas tree festivities it was in no proselyting spirit, but one of brotherly kindness and impulse. We judge men by their little acts and every day life. As Territorial Superintendent his church has not one minister in a thous and us well qualified for the work in Alaska as Mr. Wirt. The Canadians will cling to their At - liu exclusion law until all the good claims are taken. What a nasty, dirty, sneaking trick to exclude Americans, but bow much meaner to defraud those who located claims but were unable to have them recorded. Uncle Sam ought to shut up the ports and teach the dis honest element of British Columbia a lesson in honesty. Grand old united republicanism is no more forever we fear. Many of the once noble leaders of the party that "was always right," are in the demo cratic camp yelling, "haul down Old Glory." God pity them?God pity the country when the republican party is destroyed. The six weeks old child of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas died in this city last Thursday. Mr. Douglas was away ill the Ketchikan country when the sad event occurred. Mrs. Douglas has the sympathy of all our people in her 1 be reavement. THI; FOUR HUNDRED. ? The Swell Club of Juneau (lives a (irund Kail. Large Attendance. A Man Fell Down. You often hear it said by people in Alaska that they are not here for health and really it seems that the i>enp]o of Juneau are all in the same frame of mind, Init while they are not viewing this great country as a health resort, they seem inclined to the idea that this is a place where one may have a goorl time. Many apparently are hero for fun and they have it. Our sister city as every laxly knows puts on considerable style. It has a Hue lot of business men, t he I test, class of clerks and salesmen, and women that for beauty and intelli gence cannot be surpassed, and the so ciety has advanced to that state where it supports a "100" club, of which we have heretofore made mention. This hiyh tolled organizat io;i cave :i hall Just Thursday night mid it is reported to have l>oen ii very pleasant gathering, with just enough white costumes to maintain the correct temperature in the room, and one low necked dress that contrasted pleasingly with those worn by others, and which aided in maintaining in the young men that modesty and reserve which the more advanced in age seek to observe. This club meets in its own ball and the tloor is well waxed, which, however, is a source of embarrassment to many, for every dance seems to have its mis haps, and the one we are shaking of is no exception, for a man fell down while dancing and at the time he was thinking that he was having more fun than anyone. Otherwise everything passed olT smoothly. Of course n lunch was served in the hall a Unit midnight, which, by the way, is liecotuing popular and leaving the hall for something to eat will soon lie a thing of the past at an Alaska Uill. THE HARD TIMES PARTY. All kittltt As a Dance, liut It Did Nut Repre sent Hard Times. Mrs. Mathias. .J. (I. Zimmerman ami I). K. Deitrick conceived the idea of having a "Hard Times" dauce in Ju neau and arrangements were according ly made for the affair to take place oil last Wednesday eveuing in the ()(>ern House. The attendance was g(?od, the music fair, and everylsKly see nun 1 to be having a good time. The ladies brought baskets filled with eatables and at 12 o'clock those were auctioned off to the highest bidder. Each Imsket contained the name of the lady who brought it and the purchaser ate the lunch with her. It was the intention of the man agement for all those attending to wear some old cast off clothing, but the scheme was not adhered to and with two or three exceptions the apparel was the regular lull room dress. Nothing special occurred to attract uttent ion with t ho exception t hat a clerk in one of the stores while swinging an other man's pat titer wouldn't lot. go. The other mau wanted to use his own partuor and it was the same old story of two men wanting the same woman. The fellow was finally pried loose and the dance went oil in all ils glory t he same as though not hing had hapi>eiied. Seattle is connected with San Fran ciscb by telephone. ALASKA FURNITURE COMPANY Seward Street, next to Opera House, JUNEAU. HEEORE PURCHASING, drop in unci hw> our (dock Hfid Rot pricoH on RED ROOM SUITS, HUREAUS, CHIEEONIEKS, CHAIRS, ROCKKHS, TARLES, HEDSTEADS, SPRINGS, MATTRESSES, COOK STOVES, COAL HEATERS, AIR TKJIIT HEAT ERS, (JRANITEWARE, CROCKERV, TINWARE, and ail Kinda of HOUSEHOLD COOPS. m~~ W'r w ill yrivi*you cuimU iiikI good value*. G. A. KNIGHT, Mgr. There are More Ways than One of Saving Gold AND THE MINERS KNOW IT gjgr Tlioy arc coming from JUNEAU, SIIEEI' CREEK, mnl parts of the ISLAND to buy their Underwear, Over Shirts, Boots, A'Ponnar Shoes, and Winter Supplies from v/ VjUIIIIUI i