THE DOUGLAS ISLAND NEWS.
A. a. ncBRIDE and CHARLES A. HOPP
Editors and Publishers.
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Wednesday, March 29,1899.
THE ALASKA LIQUOR LAWS.'
Elsewhere in this issue of the News
will be found that part of the Alaska
Sbgislatiou which prescribes the amount
of the liceuse tax those doing business
iu this district must pay to the govern
ment and we are much surprised to ob
serve that the preacher, the lawyer and
She newspaper men have escaped aud
the only reason apparent to us for this
inexcusable omission is that Governor
Brady, Juneau's representative at
Washington belongs to the two former j
professions aud is closely related by
marriage to the latter.
Gov. Brady was asked by the commit
tee if the provisiou relating to the sale
of liquors would bo satisfactory and
probably practical, but the Juneau rep
resentative ashied" around the inter- i
rogatory, but admitted that of the 408
places in Alaska in which liquor is;
sold only 20b would take out licenses,;
Sfo?> which we infer that at least one- j
half of those engaged iu the liquori
traffic, in the opinion of the Governor, j
will be so badly disappointed that they
will, for various reasons, abandon the
business iu this district.
We can say to Gov. Brady that the
liquor law is not satisfactory and that
it will not be practical, either, and we
sauuot refrain from also saying that
while iu Washington as the representa
tive of our sister city across the chan-!
liel he was derelict in the discbarge of
his duties iu failiug to say so to the
committee when asked to express his
opiiiiou upon the subject.
Aiarong the few objections to the law .
That the license is too high.
That) the court should have been
given the power to graut a license with
out the option features.
That to require an applicant for a li
cense to do business in a buildiug that
h?6 not cost less than $500 is unjust.
That the applicant for a liceuse, be
sides paying, a large amount of money
to the government, will also be com-!
pelted to pay out a great deal of rnouey
So- secure men to canvass for signers to '
That in Douglas City an applicant!
will be compelled to secure the signa
tures of a majority of the white popu
lation over IS years of age in Juneaui
and Trcadvrell, they being less than
two? miles from the place where the bus
iness is to be conducted. ?
That besides paying expenses, the ap
pli?ant must also pay an additional iu
feraal revenue tax.
That it drives a poor man out of bus
That with only one court in Alaska,
the presentation of proof of applicant's
petition of St. Michaels and the upper
Yukou will iuvolve an additional ex
pense of hundreds of dollars.
The fact is, there is hardly a limit* to
the objections that can justly be urged
against the law. It would have been
much better for Alaska if congress had
failed to give us any legislation. Truly,
it Is a case of -man's inhumanity to
WHAT THEY WILL PAY.
Schedule of License Fees Recently Passed By
Act of Congress.
The fist of lines of business licensed
and the amount per annum each shall
pay is as follows:
Abstract offices $ 50
Boarding houses having accommo
dations for 10 or more guests... 25
Brokers (mouey, bill, note and
Billiard rooms per table 25
Bowling alleys 25
Bottliug works 200
Cigar manufacturers 25
Cigar store?or stand 25
Drug stores 50
Public docks, wharves and ware
Electric light plants, furnishing
light or i?ower for sale 300
Fisheries?Salmon canneries, 4c.
per case; salmon salteries, 10c.
per bbl; fish oil works, 10c. per
bbl; fertilizer works, 20c.per ton
Freight and passenger transporta
tion lines, propelled by mechan
ical power, on inlaud waters, per
ton per annum, customs honse
measurement, of each vessel 1
Oas plants, for heat or light for
Halls, public...': 10
Insurance agents and brokers 25
Jewelers . 25
Mines?Quartz mills, per stamp
per year 3
a busiuese of SIOOJOOO, $500; $75,
000, $350; $50,000, $250; $25,000,
$125; $10,000, $50; under $10,000,
$50, and under $4,000 10
Meat markets 2p
Manufactories not enumerated
herein, same classification and
license charges as mercantile es
Physicians, itinerant 50
Planing mills, when not part of a
| Peddlers 25
Pawnbrokers 300 J
Patent medicine venders, not reg
ular druggists 50'
Railroads, ou each mile operated. 100
; Restaurants 25
i Real estate dealers and brokers... 50
Ships and shipping?Ocean and
coastwise vessels doing local
busiuess for lii''e plying in Alas
kan waters, per ton on net ton
nage, customs house measure
ment, of each vessel 1
Sawmills, 10c. per 1,000 feet ou the
Steam ferries 100
Toll road or trail 200
Tramways, for each mile or frac
tion thereof 10
Transfer companies 50
I Water works, furnishing water for
sale ! : 50
THE ALASKA LIQl'OK LAW.
Wholesale license, $2,000 per annnin;
barroom or retail license in towns or,
settlements of 1,500 population or np
ward, $1,500; in towns, camps or settle
ments of more than 1,000 and less than j
1,500 population, $1,000; in towns,camps
or settlements of less than 1,000 popu
A large number of passengers on the
Cottage City left the boat last Tbnrs-!
day evening and went to Jnneau on the
Flosie from Treadwell. The eugiueer
ou the ferry boat gave the lever an ex-j
tra pnll aud how sho did fly. Mauy of
the passenger had not seen the Flosie
before, but the praise she received was
profuse aud richly deserved.
| Does Quality T% j
I Count with You ? >
\ We want to tell you about our Prup: C
r Store, r
\ We have the largest line of Drugs and )
/ Druggist Sundries in Alaska. The /
) best that money can buy, and we sell )
S them at RIGHT prices. S
i Come and nee us niul be convinced. t
) THE ALASKA DRUG CO., ) i
j Front & Seward StB., JUNEAU. }
A School Shoe
Tho Little Ssmson is the ideal school
shoe for boys and girls who are hard on
ordinary shoe leather. It is made from
tough butsoftand pliable leather, especial
ly selected; has sole leather tip and double
strengthened back. It is built upon prin
ciples of comfort, strength and good
looks, a combination hard to beat.
The ??Little Samson" has more good
solid wear in it than any other school
43rScc that 70a get the genuine Tittfe Sam
son." The al>ovc Trade-Mark is stamped ou
tho sole of every shoc??3r
Tho "Little Samson" school 6hocs arc made
by the Friedman Bros. Shoe Co., of St. Louis,
one of the largest shoe houses in the World.
They stand behind every pair that leaves their
factory. That's the reason wo can sell them to
70a with aa exceptionally strong guarantee.
We carry a full line of "Little Samson"
school shoes in all sizes at popular prices.
P. H. FOX, Douglas City, Alaska.
Cook Inlet and
The U. S. Mail Steamer
Will sail from Juneau on the 9th and 23rd
of each month, commencing; April 9th.
i calling' at
TYOONK, and !
KODIAK. j 1
MB* For passenger and freight rates
h. f. robinson, agt, jdneau.
, ?- I II1
Charles Coffee House,
CHARLES WORTMAN, Proprietor.
?tF~ Best Lunch in the City J/CM
At Reasonable Rates JtGM
Lnrtye stock of choice Confectionery nlwuy 1
? _? i
of douglas city.
Is a Gentlemen's Resort
S. GIUS, Proprietor.
Choice Wines, Liquors, and Cigars.
the u. s.
JUNEAU TO SKAGUAY
Calls When Sufficient Business War
Seward City and
LEAVES JUNEAU at 6 P. M.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
LEAVES SKAGUAY, returning, at 3 P. M.
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
EW For Freight and Passenger rates see
H. F. ROBINSON, Agt.
Caterers to Family Trade
r Meats ,
Fre*h Meat Supplies received on every ii?
Paciiic Coast Steamer.
Butter and Ejrgs of lirxf-?ruaw grade always
Douglas City, - - Alaska.
JOHN EGAN, Proprietor.
ING IS COMPLETED AND
ING FIRST-CLASS BEER
ARE NOT EXCELLED
THE STAR BREWERY
;! While in Juneau ;!
!> Look for the Big e:r" !;
j mm BROWNSVILLE
i! 8888 MILLS - .;!
< ....JUNEAU ALASKA
| BLANKETS and All 11/ I jj
J UNDERWEAR All W00I j!
j! Suits Made to Order !>
<> Ji^fc__No Deposit Required j|
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THE Douglas City, ? Alaska.
STANDARD *3??0PEN ALL NIGHT.$$$e
i^/1 II ^ I fi tJF Hot and Mixed Drinks a
A | B AG" Tbe Finest Brands of
P""| JL& I I Liquors and Cigars al
I 111 L? Im ways on hand.
tJBF A First-class Lunch Coun
ter has recently boon added
Day and Night at...
25 Douglas Pharmacy.
A Full Line of Toilet Articles,
Hunter Bld'g .'Jd St., Douglas City.
Douglas City Barber Shop.
Hair Cutting \tr Shampooing
Shaving 4V Baths
VESTAL, & EDMONDS, Props.
ALEX. LA MOTTE, Proprietor.
v Board by the Day,
4 6 Week, or Month
? * f'nt' ? T1 n ?
MEALS AT ALL HOURS,
EMT The table First-class and will
satisfy the mast fastidious.
Our Coffee cannot be excelled.
Agent for Alaska Steam Laundry.
Leave Bundles here
Douglas City, Alaska.
| F. M. JAMES |
% General ^
| Merchant J
SH F. M. James begs to thank his patrons for their cus
fc torn and say that he is still doing business on business
principles and not cutting on any one particular
21 thing and patting a bigger per centage on another. ^ *
lie has just received a very nice line of NEW PAT
^ TERN LACES, INDIA LINENS, VICTORIA 3
SI LAWNS, and SILKILINES at very reasonable prices. 2
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Douglas City, - - Alaska. ^
mmmmm mm mm m 111 mre
Alaska ' N
Heat D. McKAY, Proprietor.
nc A FULL LINE OF j j
K Fresh, Salt, and Smoked Meats
CONSTANTLY ON HAND J
Poultry and Game Hunter Block, Douglas City, Alaska,
in Season. TELEPHONE NO. 8.
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