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V0L. r. DOUGLAS CITY AND TKKADWKLL, ALASKA, WKDXilSDAY, APRIL 12, IKK). NO- 21.
B. iVI. Behrends BANKER AND MERCHANT -w ? w MINERS' OUTFITS SOLD AT WHOLESALE PRICES Let us figure on your Outfits. w - ?? -w gjtBT A General Bankiug Business Transacted. If you want to make Investments consult with us. Juticuu, Alaska. Your Life is Uncertain Why Run Chances on Leaving Your Family Destitute? INSURE YOUR LIFE! DO IT NOW ! * Here is Something New: You can insure your life whether you are a Miner, a Banker, or a Merchant. All pay the same, no matter what your busi ness is. Rates as low as any. I would like to Talk to you; send me your name and address and I will come and see you. _ 20 Juneau, Alaska. J. J. C. BARBER. k CHURCH DIRECTORY. I CATHOLIC CHURCH; Muss with Sermon ... 10;00 A. M. Sunday School - 3:C0 P. M. Rosary. lecture and Benediction 7:00 P. M. Priest, Rev. Futher P. C. Bougis, S. J. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH-Rev. Loyal L. Wirt, pastor. Services will l>e held every Sunday at 7:4."> p. in. Sunday School meets at j 2:30 p.m. Society of Christian Endeavor Thursday evenings at 7:30. Ladies League i every alternate Thursday afternoon. EPISCOPAL CHURCH Services held at Odd Fellows Hall every Monday evening, except ing last in month, when the service will be I . held on Sunday evening. Rev. H. J. Gurr. FRIENDS CHURCH -Regular services at the I Mission School house. Sabbath School - - - - 10 a.m. Native Services - - - - 11 a. m. Evening Services .... 7:45 Prayer meeting, Wednesday evening at 7:45 j , Teachers'meeting every Friday evening at / 8 o'clock at private houses. Any and all arc cordially invited and wel- ' corned at all of these services. Rev. C. N. Rei*logle, Pastor. METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH-At Peniel Mission, Tuesday evenings at 7:45 o'clock. Scandinavian services at the Peniel 1 Mission Friday evenings at 7:45 o'clock. A cordial invitation extended to all. Rev. C. 1 . J. Larsen, Pastor. A. F. & A. M. Masons on Douglas Island meet at Odd Fellows1 Hall on the First | ? r>and Third Tuesdays of each month All Masons are cordially invited to attend. ______________ I. O. 0. F. N Alaska Lodge, No. 1, . 'meets at Odd Fellows' : Mali, lfougius, on ? eanesany ctvuiuso ?v a . o'clock. Visiting brothers are cordiully invited to attend. J. G. McDONALD, N. G. C. A. WECK, Secretary. ?????? DR. CLARENCE A. TREUHOLTZ, Office and Residence, St. Ann's Hospital. Telephone No.2. Douglas City. Alaska. ? . DR. W. L. HARRISON, DENTIST Hunter Block, between Front ? and 2nd Sts, Douglas City. 1 FRED PAGE-TUSTIN, 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 ullthe Courts of Alaska. Post Office Building, JUNEAU, ALASKA. -v. JNO. R. WINN, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Juneau, ----- Alaska. F. D. KELSEY, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Juneau, - Alaska. C. S. BLACKETT, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Juneau Alaska. ERNSt BEIHL DZ^rjn GENERAL MERCHANDISE. Bakery in connection where the Best Fresh Bread may be had. A Fresh Line of Cakes and Cookies always on Hand^w^ ^ ^ ^ ^ Douglas City, - - Alaska. I NEW MANAGEHENT J The New York Exchange r v Has Changed Hands y \ and > ~ MAYS & NAPOLEON ~ j Y arc now in charge Y | A Gentlemen's Resort ? S Finest grade of Liquors and Cigars f I \ always on hand i ! O Come and See Us. JUNEAU. ~ ? J V /sOAS FAMILY RESTAURANT v It has recently been opened by Mrs. Frances Baker, of Seattle, IN HpmH'c H'llI on Sewnrd Street, 1IU1U liail, bet.3d and 4th StH. BOARD BY THE DAY OR WEEK ; RATES REASONABLE I Spooner Shack haines Terms $2.00 per Day This is where the N. W. M. Police stop. m I ALASKA FURNITURE COMPANY Seward Street, next to Opera House, JUNEAU. BEFORE PURCHASING, drop in and see our stock and get prices 011 BED ROOM SUITS, BUREAUS, CHIFFONIERS, CHAIRS, ROCKERS, TABLES, BEDSTEADS, SPRINGS, MATTRESSES, COOK STOVES, COAL HEATERS, AIR TIGHT HEAT ERS, GRANITE WARE, CROCKERY', TINWARE, and all Kinds of HOUSEHOLD GOODS. ?W* We will Rive you Rood good# und Rood values. G. A. KNIGHT, Mgr. ? Alaska Heat Harket D. McKAY, Proprietor. * He . K A FULL LINE OF Fresh, Salt, and Smoked Meats CONSTANTLY ON HAND I > B Poultry and Game Hunter Block, Douglas City, Alaska, in Season. TELEPHONE NO. 8. IMT nDJF BOIIU? Juneau Elks Go to Skaguay to Institute a Lodge in that City. The Duty Performed. A Peculiar Characters tic of the Order. GRAND RAPIDS' MAIDEN TRIP,! ; On tho evening of the third of this j month, at a little after 7 o'clock, the steamer, City of Grand Rapids, blew her ''let go" whistle and soon she was backing away from the People's wharf, at Juneau, towards the middle of the channel. She had started on her ini ! tial trip on the run between Juneau and Skaguay. Tho vessel was built at Seattle last year and during the month of November she came to Ju neau, where she lay at rest during the winter. She is 120 feet long, 25 foot beam and is fixed to carry fifty passen gers. She is a twin-screw vessel with sets of double engines and boilers. She is a good, stanch, well-built boat, and why she remained idle all winter was a mystery we could not solve. She is indeed a nice boat and her trip to Skag uay at once made her a favorite for which we predict a good and con stantly increasing patronage. The crew of the City of Grand Rap- i ids is composed of Cornell,captain; Dr. C. M. Droste, purser and manager; Axel Fast, engineer; Capt. Sloan, pi- j j lot; Percy Brandon, steward; and Vine i Harding, stewardess. It wasn't long until tho boat got un der full headway and the News man soon commenced looking around for the herd of buck Elks that were on j board going to Skaguay to institute a lodge in that city. Every secret order has its peculiarities, and the Elks order is no exception to the rule. One is 1 that whenever you find an Elk ho is I sure to be a good fellow and 'dead gone ?; on his order. The influence the order | exerts on its members is truly marvel ous, and it is said, and we believe it too, that you can take most any kind of a man, a real "sausage cover," if wo may truthfully describe him, and by taking him into the order, he is at once converted into a decidedly good fellow. Whenever you meet a lot of Elks you will find whole-souled, genial, good fellowship. in /in/linrr f lio l?.l IrCJ \\ u wore nut iwu^ iu uuuiu^ uuv ju?HO oil board the boat and who do you sup-' pose they were? Well, there was Mat . lock to start with, and if you can travel i with a more companionable fellow, do it. Judge Delaney, one of the brainiest men in Alaska, and oue of the best. C. S. Blackett, a shrewd, careful lawyer, a good story toller and all-round good fellow. John T. Spickett, who can en tertain a crowd a whole evening all by himself. W. A. Richardson, quiet and | unassuming, but who can tind plenty to say when the time comes for offering up libations to the Gods. George Walk er, the handsomest of all the bucks, gave touch and tone to the herd. George Bach, who everybody knows is one of the best fellows living, Charles Cobb and Axel Fast the engineer made up the delegation from Juneau. There 1 were forty passengers on the first trip of the Grand Rapids, but the Elks seemed to herd together. It is but nat ural that they should do so, and it seemed quite pleasant to herd with them, for a true Elk is always prepared for a good time, but on this trip Mat lock was especially well fixed, and it was with extreme pleasure and satis faction that we joined the ring that en circled Matlock and Matlock's best. "The stateroom accommodations on the Grand Rapids were excellent and i everybody had a good sleep and the i next morning found us at Ilaines Mis sion, tied up to a barge on which pas sengers and freight are landed, for Haines has not yet been provided with a wharf. Haines had a kind of "boomy" . appearance, for real property is con- : sidered valuable there, so valuable in : fact that men and women fight for it. | The new comers have settled on the property that is claimed by Col. Kip- < insky and the mission. They don't; want to bo called lot or land jumpers, and for that reason we refrain from using the expression. However it was < Karl Pretzel who said that: < "A sckunk mit an onner name, ;, Schmells yust the same." and ho hit the nail square on the head. A few hours run from Haines brings i us to Skaguay. A big crowd was at the wharf. The irrepressible hotel runner , I was there in large numbers. Touch a ? Skaguay wharf and you are at once im pressed with the fact that you aro in a good town. It is a long way up to the business portion of the city from the ; i wharf and it is necessary to cross the j: railroad track at one place. The Elks made it without incident until this 1 track was reached. Blackett shied i some and it was with some difficulty j that his brother Elks got him across the track in front of the engine. Poor fellow, he had not seen an engine or cars for so long a time that he was ! really frightened. /"V wen, we ore m omiguaj. uui moi. visit to the city in daylight. What do i yon think of it? There is but one gen eral opinion of Skaguay and that is that it is a splendid, good town, and it ! should be for it is a gate to the Klon- < dike and the much overestimated Atlin ' district. There are lots of people in Skaguay, but wo heard it said quite of- 1 ten while there that the town was dull i and these people had but little money, i One thing is dead certain; all branches i of trade are over done. There are too many men in business for the size of I ] the town and the trade it will have. ? But these things will all right them selver after a while, and Skaguay will go right along and make one of the ; 1 best towns in Alaska. . < The newspapers are a pretty certain < index as to what a town is. Skaguay | supports two dailies and a third one will probably have issued its first mini- ? ber before this paper reaches its read- I ers. The Daily and Weekly Budget is a splendid paper and has a money-mak j ing patronage. The new daily will be I, called the Evening Banner, and E. J. j 1 White, editor of the News for some j l time past,will be at the head of the enter-; I prise. Then the News will be published j under a new management. We met the j new man, but we traveled with Elks,j and one is apt to forget?or to notice ? things, at times, when following the herd around. Now u-o snid that the newsnaners are < the index to the condition of the town. This is perhaps too indefinite. That is ' the rule. There are exceptions. Some i awful good towns have slow, sleepy ' newspapers, and the people can't get <' rid of them. They will not progress < with the town, and keep out men who J would. We make this explanation so 1 that we may not be misunderstood. But to return to our subject. i Some time ago, prominent citizens of Skaguay desiring to organize a lodge i of Elks, or B. P. 0. E. as it is common- 1 ly called, invited Juneau Lodge No. i 420 to come up to Skaguay and insti- 1 tute a lodge pursuant to such request. In accordance with the arrangements i made Judge Delaney, Past Exalted 1 Ruler and ex-officio district deputy, . organized a grand lodge of the B. P. O. i E., in Montana Hall, in Skaguay, on 1 the evening of April 4th, and after in- i itiating the chartor members, proceed ed to institute Skaguay Lodge No. 431, 1 with the following officers: ] Exalted Ruler F. T. Keeler < Esteemed Leading Knight. .W. Church < Esteemed Loyal Knight D. Hall Esteemed Lecturing Knight. Mr. Hislop . Tyler Joe Smith After the election of officers, the Elks i of the newly instituted lodge tendered J the Juneau lodge and a few invited friends a most elegant banquet. The News man was there and cannot refrain from giving this part of the royal en tertainment the Juneau boys received a samewhat extended description, for surely it is worthy of much praise. At the head of the table sat a man named P. T. Keeler. He was master of ceremonies or toastmaster,-as that functionary is sometimes called. Mr. Keeler is a big, healthy-looking buck Elk and one of the finest presiding otlicers that ever held forth at a ban quet table. He is a ready talker; knows just what to say and says it just at the right time. He is indeed a noble toast master. On his left sat R. \V. Jennings, a polished gentleman and an eloquent talker; while on the right sat John W. Spickett. Juneau's original and only John. Down each side of the table were seated the noble Elks, and there were a large number of them; somo were visitors from Eastern lodges but all joined in to make the event a pleas ant one. r,1?? JmnAi-fonf ftnnna fr?r?lr uliU'P ini|'ui buuv i/iiii.igu j..uvv. The eating and talking. We will con sider these subjects separately al though they were all mixed up at the banquet. "A toast to our absent brethren," was proposed by Mr. Jennings in a neat little speech, aud was responded to with promptness and well-filled glasses. The toastmaster tried tc^ wring a speech out of Mr. Stevens but failed. There was a "brother" there named Price, from the words spoken by the man at the head of the table, we con cluded he had just been initiated. Ife was asked to tell what he thought of the order. Ho said ho thought the or der was a good thing. "I like it and appreciate the kindness of a few of my friends," said Mr. Price and the Elks all laughed and the News man still wonders why. He said he was "im pressed with the work," and the Elks laughed again. They of course know why, we don't. Clancy was the next victim for tho toastmaster. He said something about eggs and chicken but we didn't un derstand the meaning. Clancy was too busy with other things at that time to make a speech. The man up at the head of the table got the laugh 011 a buck namod Ma larky. He said this man had requested to be called and got off all kinds of jokes 011 him. He was a little embar rassed when ho got up but he gave a good little talk, although he apolo gized for not being a speaker. He be longs to a lodge in Portland and has been a member of tho order for a long time. Ole Hansen objected to talking ?he wanted to eat. He didn't even want to tell a story. a Nnn Uia Vmua mnn fnnk hia turn *'Y ILUA mu VII U 4UMU Judge Ileid, of Juneau, was called on for a speech,and the boys got what they wanted. The Judge spoke of tho order and why it was popular, and eloquently touched upon charity, brotherly love, and good citizenship, a few of its ex cellent teachings. His advice to tho members of the newly organized lodge was also good and much appreciated. The Judge's speech was received with rounds of applause. Bro. White of tho Skaguay press told a good story. He kept his eye steadily fixed on the fresh Eastern oysters in front of his plate during the time ho was talking. The toastmaster finally found a man named Fitzpatrick who gave quite a talk. He said the order of Elks was an American institution?that only Amer ican citizens could belong. He wanted to entertain the boys but he couldn't 3ing a song or tell a good story. The toastmaster said ho would like to hear from a man who had not been full for two days and called on Hislop nf tho White Pass R. R. who entertain ed the boys for a while. The toastmaster caught sight of Blackott. the Juneau lawyer, and ho was promptly callod up. He made a good speech, told a good story, and got (CONTINUED ON TAOE FOUR.)