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yOLlp L DOUGLAS CITV AND TKKADWKLL, ALASKA, WIODN KSDAY, APRIL 19, 1899.
B. M. Behrends ]
BANKER AND MERCHANT $
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MINERS' OUTFITS i
SOLD AT
WHOLESALE PRICES
Let us figure on your
Outfits. ?
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?^T" A Geucral Baukiug Business Transacted. S
fjBT" If you want to make Investments consult with us. y
Juneau, Alaska. >
Your Life is Uncertain
Why Run Chances on Leaving Your Family Destitute?!
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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.
CHURCH DIRECTORY. 1
CATHOLIC CHURCH;
Mass with Sermon - - - 10:00 A. M.
Sunday Scnool ... - 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
L. Wirt, pastor. Services will be held every
Sunday at 7:45 j>. m. Sunday School meets at j
2:30 p.m. Society of Christian Endeavor
Thursday evenings at 7:30. Ladies League ;
every alternate Thursdav afternoon.
EPISCOPAL CHURCH Services held at Odd
Fellows Hall every Monday evening, except
ing last in month, when the service will be
held on Sunday evening. Rev. H. J. Gurr.
FRIENDS CHURCH -Regular services at the
Mission School house.
Sabbath School - - - - 10 a.m. ;
Native Services - - - - 11 a. in.
Evening Services - - - 7:45 j
Prayer meeting, Wednesday evening at 7:45 !
Teachers' meeting every Friday evening at
8 o'clock at private houses.
Any and all arc cordially invited a.id wel
comed at all of these services.
Rev. C. N. Reflogle, Pastor.
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH-At
Peniel Mission, Tuesday evenings at 7:45 [
o'clock. Scandinavian services at the Peniel
Mission Friday evenings at 7:45 o'clock.
A cordial invitation extended to all. Rev. C.
J. Larsen, Pastor.
A. F. & A. M.
Masons on Douglas Island meet
at Otld Fellows' Hall on the First
^and Third Tuesdays of each month
All Masons are cordially invitetl to
attend.
I. O. O. F.
| Alaska Lodpe, No. 1,
meets at Odd Fellows'
Hall, Douglas, on Wednesday evenings at 8
o'clock.
Visiting brothers are cordially invited to
attend. J. G. McDOXALD, X. 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.
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FRED PAGE-TUSTIN,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Will practice in the District Court of Alaska, j
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Fort Wrangel, Alaska.
A. G. McBRIDE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
NOTARY PUBLIC.
Office with News Douglas City. Alaska, :
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T. J. DONOHOE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Will practice in all the Courts of Alaskn.
Post Office Building, JUNEAU, ALASKA.
JNO. R. WINN,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Juneau, Alaska.
F. D. KELSEY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Juneau, Alaska.
C. S. BLACKETT,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Juneuu Alaska.
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ERNST BEIHL
DE^ebjn GENERAL
MERCHANDISE.
Bakery in connection where
the Best Fresh Bread may
be had. A Fresh Line of
Cakes and Cookies always on
Hand^-^- ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
Douglas City, - - Alaska.
NEW MANAGEHENT ?
The New York Exchange r
Huh Changed Hands f
and >
MAYS & NAPOLEON ~
are now in charge Y
A Gentlemen's Resort i
Finest grade of Liquors and Cigars C
always on hund i
Come and See Us. JUNKAU. ?
FAMILY
RESTAURANT
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It hus recently been
opened by
Mrs. Frances Baker, of Seattle,
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Ho 11 on Seward Street,
1 IC1U o llclll, bet. 3<1 and 4th Sts.
BOARD BY THE DAY OR WEEK
RATE^^EASONABLE
Spooner
Shack haines
Terms $2.00 per Day
^ This is where the N. W. M. Police stop.
ALASKA FURNITURE- COMPANY
Seward Street, next to Opera House, JUNEAU.
BEFORE PURCHASING, drop in and see our stock and
get prices on
BED ROOM SUITS, BUREAUS, CHIFFONIERS,
CHAIRS, ROCKERS, TABLES, BEDSTEADS,
SPRINGS, MATTRESSES, COOK STOVES,
COAL HEATERS, AIR TIGHT HEAT
ERS, GRANITE WARE, CROCKERV,
TINWARE, and all Kinds of
HOUSEHOLD GOODS.
Wo will give you good goods mid good values.
G. A. KNIGHT, Mgr.
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Alaska
|fl eat
riarket
D. McKAY, Proprietor.
line
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A FULL LINE OF
Fresh, Salt, and Smoked Meats
CONSTANTLY ON HAND
Poultry and Game Hunter Block, Douglas City, Alaska,
in Season. TELEPHONE NO. 8.
i seyenjiwdredJ
Started up Friday. More Wa
ter Needed. No Foreman
Named Yet.
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120 STAMPS DROPPING.!
Congressional Grafters. The Budget Speaks
Out. Jonsey's Organ. They Flock To
gether. Good Bye. The A^ellen Mining &
Hunufacturlng Co. A Dirty Trick.
Mr. Angus Mackay temporarily drop
ped his title as architect and builder
last Friday for that of foreman of the
Seven Hundred stamp mill. He has
just completed the mill and everything
was ready for the stamps to commence
dropping; the water was turned onto
the big wheel and everything moved ofF
as nice aud easy as the foreman could j
wish for. The huge bins were full of
ore and about 40 stamps were put to
work, out of the 120 that are all ready
to do their share as soon as the water
commences to flow in greater quanti
ties from the mountains.
The Seven Hundred is the first mill
1 below the old Tread well. It is supplied
j with water power only. It is a model j
little mill. We say little, because a ]
120 stamp mill is a small concern com-:
pared with the old Tread well or the j
new one that will start up in a few j
weeks.
Supt. Corbus has not yet named a j
foreman for tho 700. The honors of j
that position have been divided between '
the Supt. and Mr. Mackay
Congressional uratiers.
The Alasks press, with 110 exception i
we believe, is opposed to the laws re-:
cently enacted for this district, so far
as the same relates to the licensing of
liquor dealers and those engaged in
trade.
Some of the papers take the position :
that the law is unconstitutional and
that the courts will set it aside. It will
take from one to three years to test the
constitutionality of the law and during
that time dealers would be compelled !
to pay the license money, so that but!
little would be gained, except by the
lawyers.
We are informed mat uov. uraay i
was asked by the committee if the law |
would be satisfactory to the people and
that he evaded the question. If no ob
jection was made, although our inter-'
ests were supposed to be represented j
by the Governor of the district, con- !
gress is certainly not to be censured
for giving us the law.
Of course, enacting the law and en
forcing it are two different propositions.
Enforcing prohibition in Alaska was i
given up some time ago. The senti
ment of the people must back up a law
or its enforcement will be a failure.
The committee that interrogated Gov.
Brady on this question knew this. He
should have told the committee that
the law would not only bo unsatisfac
tory, but its enforcement would be
doubtful.
Whether the people will submit to
the "outrageous graft," as the Skagway ,
Budget calls it, remains to be seen.
The Budget Speaks Out.
Skagway Budget.
The idea that the new law cannot be |
dead-lettered is all a humbug. The peo
ple are power. The people of Alaska
will govern Alaska. Public sentiment
is stronger than any law. Public senti
ment is against the attempted govern
ment graft, and no power in Alaska can
; enforce it. A jury of twelve men could
' not be found in Skagway that would I
convict any man for violating so unjust
? a law.
Jonsey's Organ.
Jonsey is one of our city teamsters.
He lias been here for a loug time and
knows everybody and everybody
knows Jonsey. Now Jonsey has
a pood wife and several interesting
children; and from the shape of his
head and the twinkle of his eye, we
must say there is music in Jonsey's
soul. This love for music has, no
doubt, been imparted to the children,
and, aftersolong a time, Jonsey bought
an organ in the east and it was loaded
on the Topeka at Seattle on her last
trip up. Of course you kuow what hap
pened to the organ. The News man
was down at the dock when the box
was unloaded from the Al-Ki. Jonsey,
his good wife and the children were
there. They were all standing around
the organ box. It had not been opened.
It was in the water about a week, and
Jonsey and his interesting family will
never hear the sweet tones with which
it was once endowed.
"Can I have it for my play house if
its swelled?" said one of the little girls
to her mother.
But there was no reply. What a dis
appointment was the loss of the organ
to those dear little children, and to the
parents, too.
Tliey Flock Together.
The Commercial hotel of San Fran
cisco is the headquarters for the Alas
ka miners. The Commercial is a splen
did hotel, but just how it came to be
the "roosting place" for all the miners
we can't explain. If you happen to be
in 'Frisco and want to know anything
about Alaska mines or miners, if you
can't get the information you want at
the Commercial you can't get it any
where.
Good Bye.
Mr. T. G. Quiim of Douglas Island
left for his former home, Sail Francis
co, last Thursday. He has had charge
of the work of putting in the electric
appliances at the new "300" stamp mill
at Tread well. He is one of the most
competent electricians that ever came
to Alaska. Mr. Q.uinn is a splendid,
good fellow, and he leaves hosts of
friends to regret his departure. Ho ex
pects to go to Paris soon and follow his
profession while the exposition build
ings are being constructed. The News
joins with his many friends in wishing
him success.
The flellen Mining c< Aianuiaciurmyr co.
The mines around Seward City are
going to show up well this season. The
ore in that section is of the best and
new stamps will commence dropping
with the spring thaw.
The Mellen Mining and Manufactur
ing Co. has a mill back of Seward City
about one and a half miles. The lin
ishing touches are now being put ""on
the plant and the twenty stamps will
commence dropping about the first of
Juno, and perhaps earlier. The miners
are drifting on the ledge. The mill will
be run by water power.
The News man will visit the mines
around Seward City soon for the pur-1
pose of writing up the condition of the
mining interests in that part of the
country.
Judge Mellen is now in Juneau look
ing after the interests of the company.
He was seen by a News man a few days
ago and is authority for the facts stated. j
A Dirty Trick.
The Wolcott pulled out for Sitka
last Wednesday evening. It was a
dirty trick to take her off the Junoau?
Skagway run. Our people are in love
with the Wolcott and her crew and no
good will come of the change. Capt.
Crockett and Purser Baker were not
pleased with the change, and we are in
hopes that they will be returned to us
again.
The Skagway Budget thinks that the
new license law will kill any town )in
which it is onforced. That is our opin
ion of the matter.
Its Injustice.
j Skagwuy Budget.
A prominent business man of Skag
way has received the following letter
from a Wisconsin congressman:
"1 send you a copy of the criminal
code for Alaska, passed in the late ses
sion, and particularly draw attention to
the license provided for all business
other than that of liquor. This part of
the law must have been added by the
conferees and passed without the knowl
edge of the members at the very last
hour. All this seems very harsh on the
business men of Alaska, and the same is
unheard of in other localities,as Alaska
! gets 110 benefit therefrom, but all
money is turned into the treasury at
Washington. If you were permitted to
use this money in municipal improve
ments, it would not seem so unreasona
ble. Some one has certainly misrepre
sented the wants of Alaska, otherwise it
would not have passed in its present
form. The bill that ought to have
passed but failed is the one providing
for a civil government. It passed the
senate and house with amendments,
among other tilings giving Skagway a
term of court in August, a municipal
government, power to levy taxes, and
other provisions that Alaska needs.
When congress meets in Decern ber some
one who is not particularly and selfishly
interested in some private scheme of his
own, and acquainted with Alaska ought
to visit Washington and represent its
wants properly. Can I be of service
to your people.?
The Humboldt on tnc kocks.
Mr. J. B. Prather was a passenger oil
the Humboldt on her run from Skag
way to this place Friday night.
He was asked about the Humboldt be
1 iug on the rocks and made the follow
ing statement:
"About fifteen minutes of 12 o'clock
Friday night the Humboldt ran onto
the rocks on Vanderbilt reef. The pi
lots had not changed shifts more than
three minutes. It was a very dark
I night aud the wind was blowing hard.
We were on the rocks about one and a
half hours; floated off on a high tide."
"How close to land was it where the
Humboldt was on the rocks?" was
asked.
"About one and a half miles was the
nearest land. Scared? Yes, we all felt
shaky. No, the boat was not much iu
jured, she did not leak any."
Two Men Libeled.
Supt. Robinson and Judge Winn de
ny the impeachment that they stole, or
are trying to steal a street. We are
pleased to give publicity to the state
ment of these two gentlemen that they
are honest men. We have known Mr.
Robinson for quite a while. He is the
representative of a big steamship com
pany?a big corporation?and to ac
cuse such a man of stealing anything,
he can't carry off, is simply ridiculous.
I As to Judge Winn?he is an ex-trial
: Judge and a successful lawyer, lie is
i tho attorney for the steamship com
pany, and as honest as the best grade
of lawyers generally are. We decline
to believe that tho Judge would steal a
i street without further proof. Both of
these gentlemen are readers of the
News and this in itself recommends
them to us as honest upright men.
The Humboldt.
Steamship Humboldt arrived last
Thursday afternoon and discharged
some freight at the Douglas City wharf.
She is up on the Topeka's run. Capt.
Bonnifield is her commander, and Car
roll, purser. The Humboldt is a fine
boat and we would like to see her in
the Alaska trade.
The Postofiice department has chang
ed the spelling of the official name of
the town of Skaguay. It has been
changod to Qkagway. This was request
ed by some of the people of that city.
Relief upon a mattor of so much im
; portauce?putting a "w" where a "u"
was used?must be highly gratifying to
the people of thattown.
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