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THE DOUGLAS ISLAND NEWS.! Enterwl ut Douglas Poat-office as Second | Class .Mail Matter. A. O. ftcBRlDE and CHARLES A. HOPP Editors and Publishers. PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY TERMS:?In Advance. One Year - - $3.00 Six Mouths - - - - - - -1.50 Three Months - - - - - -1.00 Single Copies ------ .10 Foreign Postage must be prepaid. The News at Juneau. The New* la on sale at the Postoffiee News Stand. Advertising Rates. Curtis, one inch or less, per month - $1.50 Display advertisin<r, per in. per month 1.00 Local notices per fine, per issue - - .10 These rates will be strictly adhered to. We treat all onr patrons a/ihe. TELEPHONE 105. Wednesday, May 10,1890. *? i A NEW LAW DISCOVERED. The Origin of the Sun ard Planets. Dr. T. J. J. See announced in Jann nary in the Boston Lowell Institute what promises to be the discovery of a new law of matter which will rank with Newton's great discovery of the law of gravitation, and Darwin's law of evolution. Dr. See is described as "A Westerner, a ragged, keen-eyed, long headed Mis- j sourian of the stock that bred plains men aud pioneers, with the advantage of the best scientific education that the age affords." He is over six feet in height, aud is not yet thirty-three. Our limited space will uot permit explaining the law, but it is "based on the simple aud well-known principle that a gas, when compressed gives out heat." - i This sketch is compiled from the May number of McClure's Magazine. In speaking of the old theory he says: "In the beginning the solar system was ? a vast mass of firey mist, which, with the passage of the ages, revolved more and more rapidly. Finally a ring formed on Jthe outer edge, like one of the rings of Saturn, composed of mat ter that could not keep up with the tremendous revolving speed of the in ner mass. This independent body, j held in place near the main body of the nebula by the attraction of gravitation, assumed the form of a sphere, and began revolving on its own axis. Thus Neptune was formed. I Then came Urauus and Saturn. All the planets according to this theory were gaseous and flaming hot when ; separated from thesuu; but the earth, Mars, and Venus have siuce cooled down to their present state." This is the old theory of the forma tion of all the stellar systems of the universe. The marked difference be tween the old and new theories is this: instead of the matter now composing our sun and planets being diffused through space in a highly heated gas eous state, Dr. See believes it was in a state of the most intense cold. He continues with his theory as follows: "Imagine a great stretch of nebulae made up of gaseous and solid particles, which I have compared to a great swarm of fleecy birds, floating in space. One of these nebula?, smaller than many of the others, is to become our solar system, of which the earth is such an insignificant grain. Although vast and attenuated, this nebula has set up j a slow motion, which is the beginning of development. It revolves on its axis. It is also condensing gradually : by the attraction of gravitation. As it grows smaller and a tritle more com pact it revolves a little faster. In the coarse of a few million years, when its circumference has reached what is now about the orbit of Neptune, a part of the outer edge, unable to keep up with the movement of the mass, is de tached, not unlike the mud from a revolving buggy wheel. That is Nep tune, Later Uranus is left behind, and then Saturn and Jupiter. And as the central mass gradually shrinks inward, the temperature, according to the new law. necessarily increases. Mars is formed at 219 below zero Centigrade, the earth at 233 and finally Mercury at 181 degrees below." 44As each of these worlds takes up a separate existence, it, too, begins shrinking and generating heat. The nebnla of our earth was probably about as large as the' present orbit of our moon, and after having begun inde pendent rotatiou, it, in turn, casts off a world. That world is our moon." According to Dr. See the sun is grow ing hotter, as also are the great planets, Neptune, Uranus, Saturn and Jupiter, The mayor of Toledo, who has aban doned the idea of starting another daily newspaper in that city, has prob ably decided that it would be a better scheme to burn his money. One of the most serious tokens of the decline of religious faith in this country i bb a suit which has been brought by cer tain heirs m Kentucky to contest a will ?which devised ?109,000 to the Baptist ohurch. E. O. Lock Sues E. K. Stow for Breach of Mining ' Contract. Seattle P-I. A suit growing out of an alleged breach of contract for the purchase of valuable mining claims on Douglas Is land, Alaska, was tiled in the superior , court yesterday by Ernest G. Locke | against E. Kenyoti Stow. Locke claims that through the failure of Stow to per form his part of the contract, he was compelled to forfeit an undivided two thirds interest in mining property' worth 800,000. He sues however, for hut 85,000. for rcasous not stated in his complaint. Locke's story is that on July 30 of last year he entered into an agreement in writiug with II. I. Cleaver, Joseph McComb and William Borbridge for the purchase of the Vance and Flor ence lode claims, owned by them in the Harrison mining district on Doug las Island, for the sum of 860,000, to be paid, $1,000 on Feb. 1, 1889; $5,000 on May 1, 1899; 85,000 Aug. 1, 1899; 820,000 Feb. 1,1900; and $30,000 on August 1, 1900, all payments to bo made at the Puget Sound National Bank, iu Seattle. On Nov. 1,1898, he says, he entered iuto an agreement with the defendant Stowe by which the latter contracted to assume the original contract and to make all payments upon it in consider ation of receiving an undivided one third interest in the claims when paid for, and further agreed to advance $5,000 to be expended for development work. Locke alleges that Stow on Feb. 1 paid for the use of Cleaver, McCombj and Borbridge the first installment of $1,000, and advanced $3,000 of the money agreed to be paid for develop ment work. But Locke claims that this is all that Stow has ever done, and that by his refusal to pay the install ment of $5,000 falling due on May 1, the original contract with Cleaver, Mc Comb and Borbridge was broken, and all rights under it forfeited, causing the plaintiff to lose a two-thirds inter est in the claims, vdlued at $00,000. Against this sum Locke allows an offset of $100, being the portion of the $3,000 development money remaining uuexpended. For some reason how ever Locke demands judgment for but $5,000. A garnishment in the suit was issued against the Puget Sound Na tional Bank, where, it is understood, Stowe has on deposit about $4,000. The Alaska Brewery. A representative of the News visited the Alaska Brewery the first of this week and requested the proprietor, Mr. Ernst Beihl, to show him through the establishment that ho might see how beer is made in Alaska. This new brewery is located on Third street, between Oilman's hall and Mr. Beihl's store, and is a large frame struc-, ture with a cupola over the front part, and it was to this room that Mr. Beihl first took the reporter. Here is stored great quantities of malt in sacks, hops, shavings, bungs, etc., and from this room run the chutes to the large tanks or vats below. From this room we pro ceeded down a flight of stairs to the level of the great iron boiler or kettle, which rests over the furnace and iu which all the heating and boiling is done. This kettle is connected by a ! large pipe with a vat in which the mix iug is done, and from which the liquid is returned to the boiling kettle by | means of a force pump. It is then I pumped out and runs through a cooler ?a series of cold water pipes?and from there into another tank and so 011 un til it is finally drawn off in kegs ready to bo delivered to the consumers. A great .help to the process is the. i stream of ice cold water that flows win ter and summer through the mains of this city's excellent water works system. Mr. Beihl has spent over $4,000 on this brewery and says he can make' beer enough to supply all of Alaska, j The crewing is in charge of Mr. Schick,! who thoroughly understands every branch of the business. Mr. Beihl is a very pleasant gentle man and takes pleasure in showing visitors through his new establishment. The steamer, City of Kingston, was cut in two and sunk on Sunday morn ing, April 23, by the steamer Gleuogle, at Tacoma. \ Does Quality T% \ \ Count with You ; \ j C We want to tell you about our Drujr (k 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 thematRIGHT prices. S \ Come and see us and be convinced. t ) THE ALASKA DRUG CO., ) ) Front & Seward Sts., JUNEAU. ^ Pioneer Fruit Store CHARLES WORTMAN, Proprietor. Cigars T obaccos Fruits Candies Canned Goods _ FRONT ST., DOUGLAS CITY*.1 Caterers to Family Trade EASTBERG& JOHNSON Groceries Meats Vegetables Fruits Fresh Meat Supplies received on every in coming Pacific Coast Steamer. Butter and ISggs of first-class grade always on hand. Douglas City, - - Alaska. J THE DOUGLAS CITY MUSIC HALL AND BAR ? FIRST CLASS LIQUORS AM) CIGARS. Douglas and Juneau Beer always on tap ??? EMERY ELLIOTT, Prop. Front Street, - Douglas City. S. E. WEESNER, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL ! Dealer in Tobacco and Cigars. GOODS SOLD AT SEATTLE PRICES ****** *** SNUFF *** Douglas City, .... Alaska. ???? ??e ============== V Cook Inlet and Copper River Mail Route... The U. S. Mail Steamer DORA SITKA, YAKUTAT, ORCA, VALDES, TYOONK, and KODIAK. | The Steamer Dora will sail from Ju neau for the nbove points on or about the 14th and 29th of each month, com mencing April 14,1899. From Sitka on or about 15th and 30th. U& For passenger and freight rates call on H. F. ROBINSON, Agt., junkau. g i ? vvvvvv\vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv\vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv^ J While in Juneau j! ( > Look for the Big Sign !? BROWNSVILLE WOOLEN MILLS ....JUNEAU ALASKA i % BLANKETS and A II U/_rt| I | UNDERWEAR All WOO! f 5 Suits Made to Order S ? jfc^_No Deposit Required ? j ueais L. BUafRENTHRL | Jvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvwvvvvv\vivvv\vivvv uwj THE STANDARD MUSIC HALL \ # JOHNSON & COTTRELL, PROPRIETORS. Douglas City, - Alaska. ^^OPETAlTNIGHr^f^^ fjBF* Hot and Mixed Drinks a Specialty. fjCT' The Finest Brands of Liqnors and Cigars al ways on hand. fjF A First-class Lunch Coun ter has recently been added ' Prescriptions Filled Day and Night at... ~ Douglas Pharmacy. A Full Line of Toi!et Articles, Perfumes, Soaps, '/(# Brush s, Etc., Etc Hunter Bld'g 3d St., Douglas City. Douglas City Barber Shop. Hair Cutting ^ Shampooing Shaying ^ Bths VESTAL & EDMONDS, Props. DELM0N1C0 HOTEL AND RESTAURANT. ALEX. LA MOTTE, Proprietor. Board by the Day, A A Week, or Month * * Rates Reasonable ^ W MEALS AT ALL HOURS, w gJtT The table First-class and will satisfy the most fastidious. Our Cofl'oc cannot be excelled. W Agent for Alaska Steam Laundry. Leave Bundles here Douglas City, Alaska. gwwwwwwwwnrwww wwwwwwwwwwwwg f What is This ? J ^ The Like Has Never 3 ^ Before Been Offered to 3 the People of Douglas ^5 | GROCERIES SH Tarco Coffee, per pound 10c ^- Tea " 25c ^ Bacon " %% Salt Pork " 4c DRY GOODS | Towels, Turkish, per pair 35c ^2 " Crash 1 yds. for 25c ^ Gingham, 3 yds for 25c ^ Outing Flannel, 3 yds for 25c ^ ^ Special Offering?Gent's Mackinaw Clothing $5.00 per =5 iE: Suit. 3 ^ WfW 3 | F. M. JAMES I ^ Douglas City, - - Alaska. 3 PhiUiUittiMiiliUJttJttJUitt jUJMiUiUlMMlMliUsf ^hE Comet.... SAMPLE ROOM Headquarters for Tourists and Yukoners "There's nothing too good for The Boys." | ED. CASEBOLT, Proprietor. I Opp. Occidcntul Hotel, JUNEAU, ALASKA. the KLONDIKE of douglas city. Is a Gentlemen's Resort ? S. GIUS, Proprietor. Choice Wines, Liquors, and Cigars.