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DOUGLAS ISLAND NEWS.
VOL x DOUGLAS CITV AND THE A DWELL, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 18(H). NO. 14. Bo M. Behrends BANKER AND MERCHANT V\ ? W MINERS' OUTFITS mrx.m nw?imuihiw i SOLD AT WHOLESALE PRICES Let us figure on your Outfits. A General Hanking lhisiness Transacted. If you want to make Investments consult with us. Juneau. Alaska. CHURCH DIRECTORY. j CATHOLIC CHURCH: Mass with Sermon ... 10:("M> A. M. Sunday School ... - 3:tH> P. M. Kosary. Lecture and Renedietion 7:t*> P.M. Priest. Rev. Father P. C. Hougis. S. J. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH-Rev. Loyal L. Wirt, pustor. Services will he held every Sunday at 7:4-7 p. m. Sunday School meets at 11 a. m. Society of Christian Endeavor Thursday evenings.at 7::M. Ladies League every alternate Thursday afternoon. FRIENDS CHURCH Regular services at the Mission School house. Sahhath School - . . . 10 a.m. Native Services .... 11 a. m. Evening Services .... 7; jr. Prayer meeting, Wednesday evening at 7:47 Teachers' meeting every Friday evening at > o'clock at private houses. Any and all arc oordiully invited and wel comed at all of these ser\ices. Rev. C. N. Rei'LOgle, Pastor METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH-At Peniel Mission, Wednesday evenings at 7:4.7 o'clock. Scandinavian services at the Peniel Mission Monday evenings at 7:4.7 o'clock. A cordial invitation extended to all. Rev. C. J. Larsen, Pastor. A. F. and A. il. Masons of Douglas Island meet at Odd Fellows' Hall oil the First and Third Tuesdays of each month. All Masons are cordially invited to at tend. 1. o. o. F. Alaska Lodge Xo. 1 meets at Odd Fellow's Hall, Douglas, on Wednesday evenings at 8 o'clock. Visiting Brothers are Cordially in-1 vitcd to attend. J. G. McDonald, X. G. C. A. Weck, Secretary. DR. W. L. HARRISOX, ...DENTIST Hunter Block. l?otween Front and 2nd Sts. Douglas City. FRED PAGE-TUST 1X, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Will practice in the District Court of Alaska. Fort Wraugcl. Alaska. A. G. McBRIDE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. NOTARY PUBLIC. Office with News Douglas City. Alaska, T. J. DOXOHOE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Will practice in all the Courts of Alaska. Post Office Building, JUNEAU, ALASKA. J NO. R. WINN, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Juneau, .... - Aluska. F. D. KELSEY, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Juneau, ----- Alaska. JAMES LEDDY, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Juneau _____ Alaska. C. S. BLACKETT, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Juneau I Alaska. wolcoti nil en. The Thirty-eighth Birthday of the Commander Celebrated in the Highest Style of the Art. ATE,DRANK AND WERE MERRY Last Saturday invitations wore given out requesting attendance at the cele bration of the anniversary of the birth of Captain G. A. Crockett, commander of the Wolcott. The time set for "hos tilities" to commence was (> o'clock in the evening; and the place, 011 board of the steamer. Shortly after the time set an inventory was taken and those invited were present as follows: Capt. G. A. Crockett, Sam Blum, Purser C. F. Baker, John Rock, Steward A. McGillis, I). \V. Walker, Supt. H.F.Robinson, Frank Young. Louis L.Blumenthal Leo Kaufman, Edward Casebolt, G. A. Anderson, Jno. Olds, W. \V. Casey, Hal. H. Hoffman, E. V. Pond, C. L. Parish, F. Y. Schuck, Geo. Kyrage, A. G. McBride, W. \Y. Hart. THE WOLCOTT was built by the government and is one of the stanehest and safest boats that navigates the Alaskan waters. She was purchased by private parties and is now making regular trips between Juneau and Skaguay, touch ing at all important intermediate I points. She was thoroughly overhaul ed and fitted for the passenger traffic, and we are pleased to say is doing a . good business, which is constantly in creasing. The social hall and dining room are comfortable and well finished and cau be used singly or as one room. The cabins are comfortable, and as a whole the Woleott. is a very desirable boat to travel on. THE OFFICERS. Capt. G. A. Crockett is the command er of the Wolcott. He was thirty-eight years old Sunday, according to his statement, and he ought to know, for he was there when the happy event oc curred. He is about six feet tall, well built, smooth shaven with a kindly face and is full of mirth and good hu mor when in the company of his friends. He is what one would call a man of tine personal appearance, with an abun dance of executive ability, which is backed up by a sufficient amount of de termination which makes him an ideal salt water captain. He has been 011 the Pacific for several years where he has had various experiences with Pa cific storms and Alaska climate. He came from the east where he rode the old Atlantic to his heart's content. Mr. C. F. Baker is the purser of the Wolcott. He is about thirty, tall, and wears a mustache of a dark color. He is a most pleasant, affable, gentleman and if you hear the name of the boat mentioned there always follows a good word for Purser Baker. Mr. A. McGillis is the steward and we don't believe the story Ed. Casebolt ~ I Alaska Steam j Laundry j Dyeing and CleaningWork. J (> E. R. JAEGER. Proprietor. J.nuudry Work in nil its brunches. Suits i eleuned uikI pressed. Colors restored. Dye- ' in;* of every sort promptly attended to. Car pets cleaned without taking them up. All at lowest possible prices consistent with ' ;*ood work. jTlff"' A. I.a.Motte. Doujrlas City Ayrent. .cave Handles at Delmonico Hotel. Front Street. - Juneau. Alaska. j. f. Mcdonald, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL i Dealer in Tobacco and Cigars. GOODS SOLD AT SEATTLE PRICES ****** SNUFF*** Douglas City, .... Alaska. told on him. He is also tall, good look ing and a gonial, good follow. It is to the steward that everybody on board of a boat looks for something to eat, and our reliance was on him Sunday night. There are stewards and stewards. Then again there are other stewards, but there are few indeed like Mctiillis. We have never been thoroughly satisfied with any qualification we possess except our appetite; our capacity to store away large quantities of food at a sit ting and our ability to judge of the standard in which the food is prepared, and our judgment is that if there are any stewards who can get up a nicer and better dinner than McGillis they have not let themselves be known in either Alaskan waters or on the Pacific coast. We therefore positively refuse to believe the story t hat Ed. Casebolt told Sunday night at the dinner table on this popular steward. 110ST1 LI71KS CO.M X ENCK. lint to return to the early part of the evening. The guests all arrived in time and for a while conversation was en gaged in. The table was spread in plain view of the guests, but Capt.1 Crockett's back was turned towards the well loaded board, but finally he turned and it dawned on him that he was hungry. The invitation to be seat ed at the festive board was responded to with a celerity of movement, that be tokened that Capt. Crockett wasn't the only man there that was hungry. Way down at one end sat the Commander and at the other end was Mr. Hart of the Pacific Coast S. S. Co., which made a pretty fine pair to draw to. Manager Robinson was near, looking the happi est man in the outfit, with Blumenthal a close second. Blum looked at the writer and said something about a roast; his mind was wandering, and he was thinking of the turkeys that were soon to appear. The various sized glasses 011 the table looked suspicious to the religious editor, but Kaufman | kept his eye steadily on them. Oysters from way down on the Atlan tic and salad touched up the boys as a starter,and course after course appear ed, and at each successive inning the plates were swept as clear as the main deck of a vessel in a first-class storm. The little glasses were brought into action and some fellow would get up and say a few words and everybody j would laugh and drink. Presently we looked down toward the jolly Captain, but he was most out of sight, hid be-, hind a great big brown turkey, aud Mr. Hart was similarly situated at the oth er end of the table. They didn't do anything to these turkeys, oh, no. But the matter didn't end there, and the pudding, fruit, nuts, and coffee that followed made a fellow think that as long as he lived he wouldn't care for anything to eat again, it was the fill-1 est display of appetites we ever beheld and it was as fine a dinner as mortal man could wish for. Toasts to the j Captain, the Purser,the Steward, Supt. Robinson, Mr. JIart, and many others were drunk and responded to in a most happy manner, while story telling and personal experiences were no less en joyed. Did ever a more jolly crowd gather around a table? No, we think not. The evening's pleasure continued un til about twelve o'clock. It was a great time. A better lot of meu than Juneau can turn out are not to Ik? found, and , they never were so royally entertained before. It was a feast?a triumph. , "Long live the Captain, the Purser, the Steward, and good luck to the Woleott." ; was what everybody present thought and still think of the entertainment last Sunday night. , RECEPTION OF THE NEW5. The Wideawake Newspaper of Douglas Island In Great Demund. What Happened at a Store. The Rash at the Post Office. Our readers will of course pardon us for so frequently referring to the recep tion of the News. It is a source of much gratification to us, and especial ly so when we remember how off en we were told, before commencing this pub ligation, that a paper could not succeed on Douglas Island. Our last issue was number thirteen and represents one fourth of a year, and during that time every succeeding issue has brought the publishers friends and patronage, until our advertising columns are so full that we are frequently compelled to re sort to the issuing ot a supplement in order to present our subscribers a fair amount of reading matter. Last week was a great one for the News, both in Douglas City and in .In neau. The post office news stand at the latter place was supplied on Wednesday evening, and Thursday or ders came for more papers. One friend of the Postmaster left his News to be sold, so great was the demand. A clerk < in one of the stores, who is a subscriber, told t?.e writer that no less than six persons had come to him to borrow and read the News. We will not take the space to repeat the many kind things that have been said to the publishers, in fact it would require columns to do so, but remem ber one thing, the News is going right ahead and the only changes that will be made are that an enlargement to a six column paper must soon take place. Of course occasionally something may appear in the columns of this pa per that is distasteful to some. It is but natural that such should be the case. We expect this because it is im possible for it to be otherwise, but so long as the columns of the News speak tlie truth we shall, be satisfied with their contents. The day for sleepy journfll ism is rapidly passing. We are en deavoring to publish a paper with some life and if you have any misgivings as to its success, patiently wait, for surely you will see it grow. Neglected. We failed to mention in our last is sue that Mr. Manly Danfourtli and his ( estimable wife arrived in the city and are making their home at Dr. Harri son's. They have lived in Alaska fori1 seven years and there are no better people in the district. They will both soon leave for the Porcupine. It rained all of last week and the snow suffered accordingly. We have : had plenty of snow this winter, but 1 only two short cold snaps. Eastern < people will not believe this, but it is ! the character of climate we lmve here ? just the same. ' i A (iood Joke. Some time ago one of our morcliiuits concluded to take a night off with the hoys. There was plenty to oat and drink, and the fellows played some kind of a game in which they talked uliont antes and jack pots. They put in the whole night amusing themselves and if reports l>e true, they had a gay old time. At shout six o'clock in the morning the hero of our story opened up his place of business. He lives in the same building, and to deceive his wife he went to the lied room and gave the bedding a few twists so that she would think that he had l>cen in bed. After he got everything in shape he sat down in a chair by the fire. Just what was passing through his mind we don't know, hut anyhow he fell asleep and when his wife appeared on the scene he was sleeping and snoring away in great shape. ()f course this gave his absence from the place away and when the man did finally wake up the evidence was so strong and con vincing that he had to confess, and (hat :s w hat he did. The Women This 'I line. All informal mooting of some of tho women of .Juneau was held in (hat "ity last Saturday, and it was decided upon that a return party should l>e given to the gentlemen who so royally enter tained the ladies of .Juneau on the evening of the fourteenth. A second meeting will Ik* held soon to complete arrangements. This llrst meeting was only an informal talk. but one thing was agreed to. and that was that news paper men were to l?e excluded from the list to be invited. The intention is to eclipse the gentlemen's party, and some pleasing features l>esides dancing arc to In- provided which at this time wc are not at liberty to de scribe. Uniformity in dress was also mentioned, but the subject went over until the next meeting. Funerals. The funeral of Peter Hudson occur red at .Juneau last Thursday. His death was caused from injuries sustained by the premature explosion of some giant powder on the Skaguay railroad. Ho was but twenty-three years of age and his parents reside in Juneau. The funeral of Mr. Fred Daniels of Tread well took place at Juneau last Friday, the service l>eing conducted by Rev. C. J. Larsen. The deceased for merly resided at Killisuoo and was about forty-five years of age. He was employed at the mines up to the time when he was taken ill. If he had rela tives iu Alaska'or elsewhere they were unknown to any of our people. The Treadwell people had some funeral no tices printed and extended every mark of respect due to the dead. Fmployees are not treated as paupers at Tread well. Evil Hindcd. An exchange from across the chan nel in speaking of the ladies' dresses at the liachelors ball last week said: "The pfFeet as a whole was one leaving a most pleasing impression.'' The evil minded miss, he ought to be a homed ot him self. ALASKA FURNITURE COMPANY Seward Street, next to Opera House, JUNEAU. BEFORE PURCHASING, drop in and sec our stock and pet pricoH on BEL) ROOM SUITS. BUREAUS, CHIFFONIERS. CHAIRS. ROCKERS, TABLES, BEDSTEADS, SPRINGS. MATTRESSES, COOK STOVES, COAL HEATERS, AIR TIGHT HEAT ERS, GRANITEWARE, CROCKERY, TINWARE, and all Kinds of HOUSEHOLD GOODS. ' Wr w ill jrivo.von cihhI itimmN iiikI vuIiip*. G. A. KNIGHT, Mgr. There are More Ways than One of Saving Gold AND THE MINERS KNOW IT ?)tF~ They are cominp from JUNEAU, SHEEP CREEK. and all |>ai ts of the ISLAND to buy their Underwear, Over Shirts, Boots, A'PAnriAP Shoes, and Winter Supplies from U vUllMUli