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VOL. I DOUGLAS CITY AND TREAD WELL, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 1800. NO. 28.
] NEW ANNOUNCEMENT I jB. M. Behrends j S BANKER AND MERCHANT V S JUNEAU,ALASKA ? / If You Need Carpets or House ( | Furnishings J When in Juneau take a look through our line / ! ( we are showing ? ) NEW STOCK AND NEW DESIGNS IN ? S Body Brussels ? Velvets S Moquettes S Tapestry S and / Ingrain WALL PAPER fWVWWWWWWVWVV*? $ Window Shades ? ? All Sizes Made to Order ? *VVVVV*VVVVVVV*VVWV*\) Lace Curtains Linoleums S Oil Cloths ? Mattings^ S Rugs and Rug S Fringes S Portieres ? S We receive new goods by every steamer. S! $ As for prices, we defy competition. S j If you want to make an investment consult our Hanking Dept. B. M. BEHRENDS Juneau, Alaska > NEW MANAGEMENT > \ The New York Exchange / ? Has Changed Hands / ; MAYS & NAPOLEON < 5 nro now in charge v i A Gentlemen's Resort > / Finest grade of Liquors and Cigars r } always on hand y r Conic and See Us. JUNEAU. v FASVSBLY RESTAURANT <*, It linn recently been opened by Mrs. Frances Baker, of Seattle, IN H^irPc. Hall on Sewurd Street, 1ICIU llclll, bet. 3d and 4th Sts. BOARD BY TIIE DAY OR WEEK RATES REASONABLE Alaska Furniture Company J"""1"1 oOZi'mm* Before purchasing;, drop in and sec our stock and trot prices on lied Room Suits, Bureaus, Chiffoniers, Chairs, Rockers, Tables, Bedsteads, Springs, Mattresses, Cook Stoves, Coal Heaters, Air Tight Heaters, Granitewear, Crockery, Tinware, and all Kinds of Household Goods. We will give you Rood Roods and Rood vulue G. A. IMNIUH I MANAGER aufman Bros. | JUNEAU j| Are Sel ling Handsome Mack Silk Skirts, _? ? at the nominal price of .... ^?UU ? Mack All Wool Serge and Lustre Al- 2 pacca Skirts, SO.OO and 87.00 ^ ? ? values,at %3*75 S Black Figured Al pacca Skirts, f . # as low as 1 ? A line of Plain and Fancy Sailors which 2 milliners would charge you _ _ o ?2.50 for, at I ? ^ (J ? IK-inch wide Pure Wool Serges and 2 Mixtures, generally selling . _ ? at 75c, for 45^ ? I | Splendid Assortment of j; Wash Waists :: ;i Kid Gloves < i I Belts if Silk Waists I Millinery, Etc. ! Ferry Ticket Free on all Purchases of $5.00 Kaufman Bros. | CHl'RCH DIRECTORY. CATHOLIC CHUitCH; Mass with Sermon - - - 10:00 A. M. ? Sunday School P. M. j Rosary. Lecture and Benediction 7:00 P.M. Priest. Kev. Father P. C. Bougis, S. J. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH-Rev. Loyal L. Wirt, pastor. Services will lie held every Sunday at 7:45 p. m. Sunday School meets at 2:30 p. rn. Society of Christian Endeavor Wednesday 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 l?e 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. ni. j Evening Services .... 7;.g, Prayer meeting, Wednesday evening at 7:45 Teachers' meeting every Friday evening at b o'clock at private houses. Any and all arc cordially invited and wel comed at all of these services. Rev. C. N. Replogle. Pastor. METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH-At Peniel Mission, Tuesday evenings at 7:4.r> o'clock. Scandinavian services at the Peniel Mission Friday evenings at 7:45 o'clock. A cordial invitation extended to all. Kev. C. J. Larseti, Pastor. DR. W. L. HARRISON, DENTIST...... Hunter Rlock. between Front ami 2ml Sts. Douglas City. | FRED PAGE-TUSTIN, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Will practice in the District Court of Alaska, j Fort Wrangel, Alaska. A. G. McBRIDE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. NOTARY PUBLIC. Office with News Douglas City. Alaska, T. J. DOXOHOE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Will practice in all the Courts of Alaska. Post Office Huiklin^. JUNEAU, ALASKA. JXO. R. WINN, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Juneau, - Alaska. F. D. KELSEY, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Juneau. - Alaska. C. S. BLACKETT, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Juueuu Alaska. I. O. O. r. I Alaska Lodge, No. 1, nieets at Odd Fellows' Hull, Douglas, on Wednesday evenings ax, o o'clock. Visiting brothers are cordially invited to attend. J. G. McDONALD, N. G. C. A. WECK, Secretary. First-Class Job Printing at the Douglas Island News. Spooner Shack haines Terms $2.00 per Day This U where the N. W\ M. I'oliee stop. I fliSlElf cin Being Erected in Douglas City Under the Direction of Rev. C. N. Replogle. BUILT ON A CASH PLAN. The new Friends' Mission Cliurch that is being erected on Fourth street in this city is attracting considerable attention, and no doubt many will be interested in knowing something of, the plans of the builders. With this in mind we sought, and i obtained an interview with Rev. C. N. Replogle, who has the matter in hand. Mr. Replogle, before entering the; ministry, was a carpenter and con- j tractor by trade and so is perfectly j competent to superintend the erection of this edifice. f-i; i-~ An i.? sn I roe main Dunuiug is tu u? tu uy ^ feet, with portico 10x12, covering the steps at the entrance, which is to be in the front of the structure, to your left as you approach. As you enter you will find yourself in a triang ular shaped room, with large double doors leading iuto the main audienco room. This is in the form of a perfect j octagon. The ceiling is to be 18 feet above the floor. In the corner of the ' building, opposite the entrance, is an other triangular shaped room which will be used as a library. At the rear end are two similar rooms which will > be used as Sunday school rooms and serve to complete the octagon. They! will be provided with large folding doors on the hypotheuse, also connect ing with the alcove back of the pulpit, which will be on a raised platform, well forward between the two rooms. The octagon shaped audience room is to be 40 feet across. From the ceiling to the cone of the roof is 22 feet, making the total structure 40 feet high, which added to the 8 feet of foundation in front makes the total height of the building 48 feet. The style of the roof is what is called the King-post gable, with the end to ward the front of the building. The windows are to bo set with plain, white glass, four 18x42 lights, with an 18 inch transom above. The entire building is to be heated j by a furnace in the basement, using either wood or coal. The interior woodwork is to be of yellow cedar, treated with a coating of hard oil. j When done this new church will cer-1 tainly be an ornament to our city, and when the new bell?a 8200 one having been promise^?first rings out its voice of welcome every dollar of the cost will have been paid. Mr. Replogle informs us that the total cost will be about S1700. Of this, $900 was secured in the east by the pastor, and 8500 hero, making 81400. Every laborer, every lumber bill, and every bill of any kind is paid as the work progresses, and when the cash on hand is expended the work will .stop until more is forthcoming. Judging by the liberality of our citizens in the past, wo expect that it will not be long until the small amount necessary to complete this building, will be sub scribed. We are then promised something novel, a dedicatory service without u subscription list or a begging address. We think the plan a good one and hope all who usually have something to give at the time of dedication will give it now, as Mr. Replogle says 81 now is better than the promise of 82 after a while. GREEK ART AND LITERATURE. An Excellent Program, Tilled With Gems of Thought. A feast for the intellect was prepared and served by the Douglas Literary Society, at their last Thursday night meeting. The program had been care fully arranged, so that the subject, "Greek Art and Literature," might be handled as exhaustively as possible in the short time devoted to the meetings. Mrs. W. Gould opened the program with a vocal solo, Mrs. Ross playing the accompaniment. Miss Lizzie McKenna handled the subject, "Greek Philosophers," in a clear and concise manner, which showed a good general knowledge of the matter in hand. Miss Katherine Spiers explained the meaning of Greek Mythology and made it interesting to all. She concluded her paper with the mythological talos, "How fire was brought to the earth" and "How suffering and diseaso came among men." Mr. \V. O. Graham in his paper 011 "Greek Literature," covered nearly the whole ground of art and literature. His production showed a thorough knowledge of the task he had under taken. Among many other interesting things Mr. Graham said, "If all copies of Greek art were removed from tho United States, the loss would be more general than one would suppose. Tho White House, at Washington, D. C., would be a complete ruin, tho great Boston library building would fall to the ground and the damage to the World's Columbian Exposition would have amounted to moro than 810,000,000. He spoke of Solon, lawyer and poet, and quoted from his and other writings extensively. Miss Gertrudo Spiers on "Art and Architecture," exhibited to her sur prised hearers the evidence that we of today are extensive imitators of the ancient Greeks, not only in our beauti ful columns erected in some splendid buildings, but in the simplest things of every-day home life: in our stoves and chairs, wall paper and door locks, we copy the artistic mouldings and designs of the Greeks. After a recess, , which was occupied in examining Perry pictures of Greek art, a solo by Mrs. Gould, was followed by an address by j ; Mr. Raymond Robins, on Greek Poets, j Historians and Orators. Mr. Robbins j . I spoke of the poets, orators and his j torians of Greece in an off-hand way i which showed great familiarity with ! the subject. Fn a few sentences to' j each he gave the peculiar charactens- j tics of Homer and Hesiod, then of the great tragic poofs, /Eschylus, Sopho cles and Euripides, showing in what, each excelled; but his finest word pic- j ture was liis description of that prince i of comedians, Aristophanes. Ho com-! pared Herodotus and Thucydides with modern historians, showing the former j j to be worthy of the title "Father of1 j History," and that the latter's "History j of the Peloponuesian War" is yet a j masterpiece. He gave a vivid descrip tion of Demosthenes' "Oration on the Crown," first describing the oration by i his rival, .Eschines, the applause, per sons fainting under his eloquence; then how Demosthenes so far surpas j sed him that he fled from Athens. No Fake.< Wanted. Ever since the beginning of the great rush to Alaska certain unscrupulous i papers have from time to time come j ; out with flaring headlines announcing ! i that wonderful discoveries had been made and the story has generally been told so glibly that the unsophisticated were often deceived into believing that all the prospector had to do was to get J on the ground and his fortune was i assured. These announcements havo been repeated so often that every now discovery reported is received not as the truth, but as a possible fabrication for business purposes. This probably, is the only safe plan, for if half that is told in these articles was believed, many Alaskan villages would bo re peatedly depopulated, and disappoint ment and suffering would bo the inevi table outcome. But, after a few such cases as the Copper River venture, the , miner becomes more cautious and in- j vestigates more thoroughly before he starts on a mad rush to a country of j which he knows nothing. It is to be hoped that the papers of Alaska will eschew, in the future, the publication j of these boom stories, to the credit of j the Alaska press. Let the papers of other soctions publish what thoy will; may it be said of Alaska publications ; that they tell the truth. The truth about Alaska is a wonderful tale when j Tirr. 11 fnld Mr. C. C. Borg and wife, of Seattle,! who have been spending a few woek3 at i the hot springs at Hoonak, on Chichagofj Island, returned to Juneau last week. The Juneau Dispatch suggests a united Fourth of July celebration at Juneau. Preparations are already bo- j ing made in Douglas for the biggest Fourth of July celebration Alaska has ever seen. If you want to have a good i j time on that day come to Douglas and i see the fun. Watch our smoke! Pure Water and health.. We have in Douglas City a very good system of water works from which, by the payment of a small monthly sum, all may enjoy the use of water that is brought fresh from the mountain tops. Yet, in spite of this a largo per cent of the population are using water that runs through the town in creeks and carries with it tho refuse and olfal from the entire upper part of the city. In many cases this is done because the position seems to offer no other ex pedient, but all owners of rent prop erty should provide water taps where tenants may have access to them. Pure water is the first essential to good health. Douglas is healthy. Let us keep it so. Correct Tabic of Distances. Shagway Budget. The mounted police have recently revised and corrected a table of dis tances from Lake Bennett to Dawson, which is today officially announced, and reproduced for the readers of the Bud get: 3IILES TO MILES FROM 0 Bennett 501 110 Caribou Crossing 531 GO Tugish .014 71 McClintock 493 109 *Canyon 457 113 White Ilorso 453 128 *Tahkina 438 138 Upper La Barge 425 170 Lower La Barge 391 200 Hootalincpia 3C4 234 Big Salmon 330 270 Little Salmon 294 300 Tantalus 204 330 Five Fingers 231 350 Hutshiku 214 388 Selkirk 170 418 Selwyn 140 463 Halfway 101 483 *White River 81 493 Stewart River 71 510 Ogilvio 48 5.% Indian River 28 504 Dawson 0 Tho mounted police have stations at all points named except thoso marked with a star. I Mr. Frank M. James of Douglas City left last week for Dawson, wliore he has a number of claims that demand atten tion. Ho took with him a consignment of perishable goods, such as eggs, lemons, etc., for the interior. Those ho ordered shipped to Dyea, but will have to transfer them from Skagway, as the Pacific Coast boats no longer stop at Dyea. Bro. McBride of the Douglas Nows has been engaged to defend tho Fort Wrangel murder case and it is gratify ing to know that our brother is not only versed in tho bible, but also in the criminal code, and its dollars to cents that his man receives a pension, for, as a rule the flghtiug newspaper lawyers are a host in themselves. Go it, Brother McBride, you have the Dispatch to back you.? Daily Alaska Dispatch, May 27.