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VOL. I DOUGLAS CITY AND TREADWELL, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2C, 1899. ? yQ- 23
?N/V/VV/VS^X/VVVS^ " " -'SA/^\/S/S/\A\/N\/,k# < B. M. Behrends \ <, BANKER AND MERCHANT $ ? v? ?"? ~ w ? i MINERS' OUTFITS t SOLD AT WHOLESALE PRICES Let us figure on your Outfits. ? S w ? *w ^ > ?*r A General Banking Business Transacted. y \ If you want to make Investments consult with us. y | Juneau, Alaska. ^ f** NEW MANAGEHENT ? P The New York Exchange r | J Has Changed Hands / \ and ) ~ MAYS & NAPOLEON ~ ! Y are now in charge Y < A Gentlemen's Resort ? 1 b Finest grade of Liquors and Cigars f i \ always on hand ) 0 Come and See Us. JUNEAU. (i1) ? FAMILY RESTAURANT V It has recently been opened by Mrs. Frances Baker, of Seattle, IN Ho! J on Sewnrd Street, 11L1C1 I 1 citi, bet. 3d and 4th St.?. i BOARD BY THE DAY OR WEEK I RATES REASONABLE " | iSpooner 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, CROCKERY', TINWARE, and all Kinds of HOUSEHOLD GOODS. iW Wo will slveyou croud crouds and good values. G. A. KNIGHT, Mgr. Alaska Heat flarket D. McKAY, Proprietor. He K A FULL LINE OF Fresh, Salt, and Smoked Meats CONSTANTLY ON HAND Poultry and Game in Season. Hunter Block, Douglas City, Alaska. TELEPHONE NO. 8. 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. CHLRCH DIRECTORY. 1 CATHOLIC CHURCH; Mass with Sermon ... 10:00 A. M. j Sunday School - 3:00 P. M. I Rosary. Lecture and Benediction 7:00 I1. M. Priest, Rev. Father P. C. Hougis, S. J. 1 CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH-Rev. Loyal L. Wirt, pastor. Services will l>e hehl every Sunday at 7:4" p. ra. Sunday School meets at , 2:'.*) p. in. Society of Christian Endeavor1 Thursday evenings at 7:30. Ladies League every alternate Thursday afternoon. EPISCOPAL CHURCH Services held at Odd Fellows Hall every Monday evening, except ing last in month, when the service will lie i 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. m. j Evening Services - - - _ - 7:45 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 and wel comed at all of these services. Kit. C. N. Replogle, Pastor. METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH-At , Peniel Mission, Tuesday evenings at 7:45 [ o'clock. Scandinavian services at the Peniel i 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 I >aiul Third Tuesdays of each month All Masons are cordially invited to i attend. I. O. O. F. y\ Alaska Lodjre, No. 1, -^nieets at Odd Fellows' j Hull, Douglas, on Wednesday evenings at 8 o'clock. Visiting brothers are cordially invited to attend. J. G. McDONALD, N. G. C. A. WECK, Secretary. DR. W. L. HARRISON, DENTIST Huuter Block, between Front und 2nd Sts. Douglas City. FRED PAGE-TUSTIN, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Will practice in the District Court of Alaska. FortWrmngel, Alaska. i A. G. McBRIDE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. NOTARY PUBLIC. Office with News Douglas City. Alaska, T. J. DONOHOE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Will practice in ulltho Courts of Alaska. 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. Juneau Aluskn. ' Alaska Lumber Company MOULDINGS OF ALL KINDS DETAIL WORK A SPECIALTY ALL KINDS of BUILD ING MATERIAL DOORS, WINDOWS, TAR-PAPER, SHING LES Douglas City, - - - Alaska A Sf!IN!NG MARKJ Death Claimed Robert Duncan, Jr. of Douglas Island. DIED AT PHOENIX, ARIZ, j I I The last Cottage City brought the' sad News to Alaska that Robert Dun can, Jr., Superintendent of tho Tread-! j well mines, died at Phoenix, Arizona, j on the 14th iust., to which place heJ wont in search of health last Septem- | ber. Mr. Duncan was 41 years of age ! and a native of Scotland. He came to j Douglas Island during the year 1889 to take the position of foreman of the i Tread well miues, which position he held i about one year, at which time he was i I promoted to the position of superin-; j tendent, a position he held up to tho ' time of his death. It was during the time that Mr. JJun can was superintendent that Mexican, Ready Bullion, Seven Hundred and the new mill were built, and it was largely due to his untiring energy that the' great Tread well mines are the largest and among the most profitable in the ; whole world. Mr. Duncan thoroughly understood the mining business, having been en gaged in that work in South America and other countries. j Mr. Duncan leaves a wife and two ? children, Flosie and Robert aged three j and one-half and one and one-half, to j mourn his loss. The latter aro now at I Treadwell, but Mrs. Duncan has been with her husband during his sickness. Mr. Duncan was esteemed and re ' spected by all who knew him. His: death cast a gloom over our communi ty and wherever it was mentioned there were those who spoke of him and his many virtues in the highest praiso. j | Few men indeed could have had so j many men subject to their orders and ; been so universally respected by them as was Mr. Duncan. He died a victim of over-work. Ilis ! pursuit of health was too long delayed. One of the noblest men in all Alaska is j gone?death has indeed chosen a shin ing mark. A New Invention. Our townsman, Mr. A. J. Coursen, who is a practical mechanic as well as a musician and humorist, lias perfected a machine for sharpening Burloy drills. It is a modern piece of mechanism and has all modern improvements, which make it a practical piece of machinery. It will sharpen 100 drills per hour. One of the great features of the machine is an adjustment by which it may be turned into a steam hammer. Any kind | of a job of forging can be done under this hammer. The drill is made com plete by this machine which is a great saving of time and hard work to the smith. Another feature the machine has is I that the wrenches can bo made com plete under the hammer. With this ! hammer the smith can make a wrench in two heats and of steel as easy as of iron. Chuck blocks can also be made with this hammer. There is also an appliance attached to the machine for making chuck bolts very rapidly. The machine works au tomatically either by steam or com pressed air. It is operated by a foot lever. and the smith runs the entire machine without the aid of a helper. The drills are heated in an oil furnace which is built for the purpose, and has a place on either side for heating so ar ranged that they can be heated very rapidly on one side while on the other side they can be heated for tempering. Heating by oil is cheaper than coal. The necessary letters of patent are now pending and the inventor intends in the near future to put the machine on the market. A Letter From Jack McDonald. The following letter is from J. P. Mc Donald, who, with his family, left Doug las City a few weeks ago bound for the Atlin gold fields: Lake Lixderman, April 1st, 1890. To Douglas Island News:? I arrived here to-day over the Chilcoot, by way of Dyea. It is the finest route, by all odds. My little girl, Irene, walked over the summit from Sheep Camp to the lake in one day. She is only six years old, so you see the route is all O. K. Wo lost one package of our goods, and Messrs. Orr and Tukey went to lots of troublo to find our goods, and sent us on our way. Those men Orr and Tukey are good, responsible men; and proper care is giveu to all out-fits put in their charge. We found tho custom house officials kind and courteous and in fact everyone tried to do their best to help us on. I wish you would pub-1 lish this for the benefit of the boys of the Island and Juneau. The trail is I fine; good accommodations and rates reasonable. We shipped by the Chil- J coot Tram & Transportation Co. Yours truly, Jack McDonald. Confidence in Porcupine. Last week Mr. C. W. Everett and Geo. Nickerson, both Douglasites, wore down from the Porcupino country, where they havo been prospecting for several months past. Mr. Everett says that ho has been on Porcupine, McKinley, Calhoun, Gla cier, and American Eldorado creeks, and has the utmost confidence in the prospects of that country. Mr. Nickerson saw some gold washed on discovery claim, on Porcupino creek, which went as high as S-1.40 to the pan. Dalton's sawmill and trading post is at Porcupine City, which is located be tween Porcupino and Glacier creeks. Messrs. Everett and Nickerson havo a number of claims located and expect to spend the summer developing them. Judge C. H. Sundmacher, of Fort Wrangel, made the News man a pleas ant visit last Friday. The Judge en joys a good practice in Fort Wrangel. He is not only a good lawyer but a rat tling good fellow besides. Judge Foote, of Maloney & Foote, went to Treadwell last Saturday. i Mow to Advertise o City. In writing to the Tacoma Ledger a prominent man of that place utters the following wholesome truths: "The way to advertise a town or city : is to build up the local press. The ; world today measures the status and ; enterprise of every city and town by the appearance of its newspapers. The columns of the principal paper in any j city are supposed to reflect the busi ness and enterprise of the place as un erringly as the mirror reflects the hu man face. The value, therefore, of hav ing every lino of busiuess and every enterprise represented in the principal paper is readily apparent, another im i portauce of building up your home pa per so that it may show up as well as i any paper in your state or within the sphere of its influence is equally plain. "The newspaper is a semi-public con cern; every citizen has a sort of propri etary interest in it. Tho publisher pays the bills and makes the collections but the influence of tho paper is public property. Every town has as good a paper as it deserves, and the character, strength and influence of the paper de pend more upon its supporters than on i its publishers." Promoted. The last trip of tho Humboldt hud Purser Carrell in charge of tho finan cial business of that boat. He was for merly freight clerk on the Topeka, and is as fine a boy as over lived. We were only too glad to see him promoted to so fino a position. He is worthy of it; he deserves promotion. Cheerfully. Editors Douglas Island News: Gentlemen:?In your issue of April 5th your correspondent from Ilaines' Mission, in giving on account of a fight between a resident of Haines and a lawyer from Dyea is in error regard ing names. The name of the Haines fighter is Weitzman, not Weisman. You will oblige the writer very much by making the correction, as the family do not care to figure as fighters. Yours truly, Hugh Weisman. The wreck of the steamer Chilkat by which a number of people were drowned has developed the fact that the life preservers in the unfortunate craft wore tulo leaves instead of cork, and it is a miracle that they floated ashore without being burdened with more than its own weight. It would bo interest ing to every one traveling by steamer to know how many other boats are pro vided with tule so-called life preservers instead of cork. A little investigation by the proper authorities may result in saving many lives.?Tacoma Ledger. In view of the Russian military activ ity at home and the aggressions in Cliiua, with the immense appropriations of the great powers for naval and mil itary purposes, the proposed peace con ference to be held at The Hague seems to be the most farcial proceeding in dulged in civilized nations during this century, at least. It is a question if China, the nation most vitally in terested in such a proposition, will be represented.?Tacoma Ledger. Judge Maloney returned from Sitka on the Cottage City.