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VOL. L DOUGLAS CITY AND TREAD WELL, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, im\ NO. '2T>.
] B. M. Behrends '
\ BANKER AND MERCHANT '
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} MINERS' OUTFITS :
SOLD AT
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WHOLESALE PRICES
Let us figure on your
Outfits. ;
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f?&~ A General Banking Business Transacted.
?^T" If you want to make Investments consult with us.
Juneau, Alaska. .
> ? NEW MANAGE/TENT ?
) b The New York Exchange (
/ S Hits Changed Hands /
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\ ~ MAYS & NAPOLEON ~
J Y ur? now in charge Y j
11 A Gentlemen's Resort )
) b Finest jcrade of Liquors and Cigars { 1
*" x always on hand )
Sj^^Om0 and Soe Us. JUXEAU.^^^ .'
FAMILY
RESTAURANT
X
It has recently been
opened by
Y Mrs. Frances Baker, of Seattle,
( Hi If ?n Seward Street,
? 1 1C1U o licit I, bet. ttd and 4th Sts. j
\ HOARD BY THE DAY OK WEEK
| RATES REASONABLE 1
> Spooner |
i Shack haines j
) Terms $2.00 per Day
This is where the N. \V. M. Police stop.
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ALASKA FURNITURE COMPANY |
Seward Street, next to Opera House, JUNEAU. j'
BEFORE PURCHASING, drop in and see our stock and
tfet prices ou
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.
KW Wo will (rive you (rood (roods mid (rood vuluos.
G. A. KNIGHT, Mgr.
Alaska v.%v. .%%%?
9 ?
ileat D. McKAY, Proprietor.
ilarket
He A FULL LINE OF
sx Fresh, Salt, and Smoked Meats
^ CONSTANTLY ON IIAND
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Poultry and Game Hunter Block, Douglas City, Alaska,
in Season. 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 c;tu insure your life whether you are a Miner, a Hanker, or a
Merchant. All pay the same, no matter what your busi
ness is. Rates as low as any. T would like to
Talk to you; send me your name and
address and I will come and soe you.
2# Juneau, Alaska. J. J. C. BARBER.
CHURCH DIRECTORY. 1
CATHOLIC CHURCH;
Mass with Sermon - 10:00 A. M. j
Sunday School - - - 8;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 he held every
Sunday at 7:45p. in. Sunday School meets at ;
2:30 p.m. Society of Christian Endeavor I
Wednesday 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
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 - - - - 7:4". i
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 ad wel
comed at all of these services.
Rev. C. N. Rri'LOGLE, Pastor.
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH?At ;
Pcniel 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. P. & A. M.
Masons on Douglas Island meet
at Odd Fellows' Hall on the First
>and Third Tuesdays of each month
All Masons are cordially invited to
attend.
I. O. O. P.
Alaska Lodge, No. 1,
meets at Odd Fellows' j
Hall, Douglas, on Wednesday evenings at 8
o'clock.
Visiting brothers are cordially invited to
attend. J. G. McDONALD, N. G. I
C. A. WECK, Secretary.
DR. W. L. HARRISON,
DENTIST
Hunter Hlock, between Front
and 2nd Sts. Douglas City.:
FRED PAGE-TUSTIN,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Will practice in the District Court of Alaska. j
Fort Wrangel, 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 all the Courts of Alaska.
Post Office Building, JUNEAU, ALASKA.
JNO. E. WINN,
"ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Juneuu, ----- Alaska.
F. D. KELSEY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Juneau, ----- Alaska.
C. S. BLACKETT,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
"Juneau Aluska.
' 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
NEARLY 1,000 STAMPS I
j ' I
Douglas Island Adds Another
Immense Stamp Mill to its
List of Industries.
D. O. MILLS ATTENDS.!
'
Last Saturday afternoon at .'J o'clock
a hand was placed upon the lever and
in a moment 300 stamps added their
thunderous applause to the success of
practical mining on Douglas Island.
The new mill is located near the old
Treadwell mill and will handle ore from
the original, great Tread well mine. It
is built lower down on the beach than
the old mill so that cars loaded with
ore run on nearly a level track to the
great bins of the new mill.
The new plant in no way falls below i
; the standard as to the character of its
! machinery, but rather takes an ad
vanced position in that respect, being
fitted throughout with the most modern
appliances. No invention known to
practical miners for the handling of ore
and extracting the gold, is omitted.
Douglas Island can boast of having
the largest mining plant in the world,
operating the most stamps, handling
i the most ore. There are now nearly
a thousand stamps 011 the Island in
active operation, divided as follows:
The old Treadwell 240, the new mill
just started 300, Mexican 120, "Seven
j Hundred" 120,and the Ready Bullion 80.
,T" J ? ? i-t- ?: 11 : ^
me motive power ior mo uew mm i>
! furnished by a water wheel, operated
by a stream of water carried through
large pipes or mains from a large lake
i or reservoir up on the mountain a mile
from the mill. The supply of water is
abundant and tho pressure at the foot
of the main is something terriflic.
The superintendency of the Tread -
well interests 011 Douglas Islaud have
become too large to bo placed in the
hands of one man?Mr. Corbus having
refused to accept such a position?so
the work has been divided, and Mr. J.
P. Corbus will have charge of the old
and new Treadwell, and Mr. W. A. Rob
ison has been appointed superintendent
of the Mexican, Ready Bullion and Sev
en Hundred.
The Alaska Treadwell Gold Mining
Co. has reason to be proud of this the
greatest mining plant in the world and
the Treadwell mines as an example of
what can be done with low grade ores
is continually attracting the attention
of capital to Alaska.
Mr. D. O. Mills, a large stockholder
and who is well known iu financial cir
cles in New York City, came up cn the
| Cottage City and was present at the
starting of the new mill, and was much
pleased with every thing. Mr. Mills is
much interested in tho growth of Doug
las City and Treadwell and showed his
interest in a very substantial way by
! placing 850 in the hands of Rev. Wirt
to be used toward paying tho Congre
gational church debt.
Miss Laura Green of Douglas, Alas
ka, arrived last Saturday to visit her
aunt, Mrs.S. Abbott.-Coupville (Wash.)
, Times.
"The Man with the Hoe."
Edwin Markham, whoever ho is, last
January published in the San Fran
cisco Examiner the following poem,
written after seeing Millet's world fa
mous painting in which is a single iig-,
tire, a man, probably a French or Italian
peasant, leaning ou his short handled
clumsy hoe. McClure's Magazine for
May republishes the poem. We may
be mistaken, but we believe the poem
will live when even the great picture is
forgotten. The sentiment is too pessi
mistic if he were speaking of the Amer-!
can laborer alone, but he has expressed 1
a great truth and uttered a timely note
of warning.
Bowed by the weight of centuries he leans
Upon his I oe and gazes on the ground,
The emptiness of ages in his face,
And on hb hack the burden of the world.
Who made him dead to rapture and despuir,
A thing t'?at grieves not and that never
hopes,
Stolid and stunned, a brother to the ox?
Who loosened and let down this brutal jaw?
Whose was the hand that slanted back this
brow?
Whose breath blew out the light within his
brain?
Is this the thing the Lord God made and gave
To have dominion over sea and land:
To trace tho stars and search the heavens for
power:
To feel the passion of eternity?
Is this the Dream He dreamed who shaped
the suns
And pillared the blue firmament with light?
Down all the stretch of Hell to its lust gulf
There is no shape more terrible than this?
More tongued with censure of the world's
blind greed ?
More filled with signs and portents for the
soul?
More fraught with menace to the universe.
What ten 1 fs between him and the seraphim!
Slave of the wheel of labor, what to him
Are Plato and the swing: of Pleiades?
What the long reaches of the peaks of song:,
' The rift of dawn, the reddening: of the rose?
Through this dread shape the suffering: uses
look;
Through this dread shape humanity be
trayed,
Plundered, profaned, and disenherited,
Cries protest to the Judges of the World,
A protest that is also prophecy.
() masters, lords, and rulers in all lands,
Is this the handiwork you give to God.
This monstrous thing distorted and soul
quenched?
How will you ever straighten up this shape;
Touch it again with immortality;
Give hack the upward looking and the light;
Rebuild in it the music and the dream;
Make right the immemorial infamies,
Perfidious wrongs, immedicable woes?
() masters, lords, and rulers in all lands,
How will the Future reckon with this Man?
How answer his brute question in that hour
When whirlwinds of rehellon shake the
world?
i How will jt be with kingdoms and with
kings?
With those who shaped him to the thing
lie is?
When this dumb Terror shall reply to God,
After the silence of the centuries?
The Sitka Alaskan in speaking of the
new Alaska license law says: "Wo shall
1 now have a better argument than ev
er for a representative in Congress."
Now, there may be sometliing in that.
From the Sitka Alaskan we learn
that Gov. Brady has decided to adopt
a floral emblem for Alaska, and asks
for suggestions from any who may be
interested. As a startor the Alaskan
suggests the "Lillie of the Valley." If
that's the way he is going to spell the
; Lily part, the matter should be refer
| red to the courts.
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Church Benefit Entertainment.
The entertainment last Thursday
evening at Oilman's Hall, under the
auspices of the Endeavor society of tho
Congregational church, was a succoss
socially, intellectually, and financially.
The audience was large, filling the hall;
appreciative, encoring frequently, and
pleased with everything. There was a
goodly number from Juneau present
and Miss Elsie Larson, with her violin,
and Mr. Thornton in his readings, both
of whom were brought back a second
time, added much to the evening's en
joyment.
The duct by Mrs. Ross and Mr. Wil
liams and the songs by Master Michael
Flaharity struck a popular chord.
Mrs. Wm. Kelley's reading was pleas
ing and artistic and was loudly ap
plauded.
The fan drill was, however, the event
of the first partoftheevening. Twelve
of the handsomest young ladies in Alas
ka,all Douglas Island girls, too, togged
out in dresses of dreamy azure, pink
and other aurorial hues won the hearts
of the audience. If they lacked any
thing in their fan drill, which was very
pretty and well executed, tho defects
were overlooked, and their bewitching
appearance made up for all short com
ings, if there were any.
A solo by Mr. Williams and a duet by
Esther Crofts and Adelle Sandman, to
gether with a charming chorus by tho
young ladies completed the first part.
The farco-comedy,"Dr. Cureall," kept
the audience in good humor for an hour
and was very cleverly handled. Mr.
Howell tilled the new role with ease
and grace and leoked wise, and other
wise, as the occasion required, with
considerable success. Miss McKenua
made the doctor an excellent office
girl and the two did a rushing busi
ness. Miss Esther Crofts as the young
widow, and Miss Katherine Spiers as
Miss Kate Rotclikiss did exceptionally
well. The doctor rather took the audi
ence by surprise when he kissed his
office girj instead of his affianced bride.
All played their parts with credit to
themselves and the occasion.
Two tableaux closed the second part.
Ice-cream, cake and coffee were served
alter the dramatical exercises until the
? supply failed. The net proceeds of the
' evening wore about 87f>.
Mr. A. G. McBride, once a familiar
figure on the streets of Seattle, who for
four years was first assistant prosecut
ing attorney of this county, who latter
ly was a candidate for the same office,
but who has subsequently located in
Douglas City, Alaska, where ho is pro
prietor of the Douglas Island News,
arrived in Seattle yesterday, (Thursday)
and has been shaking hands with his
numerous friends and acquaintances
ever since. He is accompanied by his
wife and little daughter, Mrs. McBride
was, when living iu the city, one of the
most active members of the First
Methodist Episcopal church. Brer.
McBride is looking pretty sleek and
gives evidence of feeding in mighty
green pastures. They will remain in
the city about ten days.?Seattle Re
publican.
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A flue line'of dining room chairs just
received at the Tread well store. Go
and see them.
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