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V0L j DOUGLAS CITY AND TillflADWKLL, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, J UN K 7, 1800. XO. 29,
ii\3EW ANNOUNCEMENT j B. M. Behrends j BANKER AND MERCHANT S ; JUNEAU,ALASKA ( / If You Need Carpets or House s | Furnishings < / When in Juneau take a look through our line / c - we are showing s ) NEW STOCK AND N^W DESIGNS IN S Body Brussels ? Velvets S Moquettes S Tapestry S and ? Ingrain WALL PAPER ? Window Shades ? r All Sizes Made to Order ^ r $ cvwwt,,wv*v*,wvvt/&w^ Lace Curtains Linoleums S Oil Cloths ? Mattings S Rugs and Rug S Fringes S Portieres < We receive new goods by every steamer. As for prices, we defy competition. If you want to make an investment consult our Banking Dept. B. M. BEHRENDS Juneau, Alaska ) NEW MANAOEHENT ^ \ The New York Exchange / j ? Has Changed Hands / j ? MAYS & NAPOLEON < y arc now in charge v i I A Gentlemen's Resort > y Finest grade of Liquors and Cigars f j ) always on hand j 1 r Come and See Us. JUXEAU. \ Family RESTAURANT % It lius recently been opened by Mrs. Frances Baker, of Seattle, ....IN.... Hrkirl'c Hoi I on Seword Street, neia S 11 <111, bet.3dund4thSts. i BOARD BY THE DAY OR WEEK RATES REASONABLE Alaska Furniture j /"r Seward Street, Company yj?ato hou* Hefore purchasing, drop in and sro our stock ami j;et prices on Bed Room Suits, Bureaus, Chiffouiors,; Chairs, Rockers, Tables, Bedsteads, j Springs, Mattresses, Cook Stoves,' Coal Heaters, Air Tight Heaters, Granitewoar, Crockery, Tiuvvare, and all Kinds of Household Goods. We will give you cood G. A. KNIGHT | jroods and jjood value manager > :; I Kaufman Bros, } ? JUNEAU ', 'It h < > i | Are Sel= ling Handsome Black Silk Skirts, S at the nominal price of.... ^.UU ? Black All Wool Serge and Lustre Al- Z pacca Skirts, $0.00. and 87.00 _ ? h values,at ' ^-75 ? Black Figured Alpacca Skirts, X as low as * ? O ? A line of Plain and Fancy Sailors which Z milliners\vould charge you _ _ X 82.50 for,at **5^ 8 IK-inch wide Pure Wool Serges and Mixtures, generally selling . Z at 75c, for 45*" 2 % i g Splendid Assortment of 1 Wash Waists i ? Kid Gloves | Belts ii ? Silk Waists < i !;? Millinery, Etc. g e?ff3???9e????a?ao?80soocs?esG: Ferry Ticket Free en ail Purchases of $5.00 Kaufman Bros. | CHURCH DIRECTORY. | CATHOLIC CHUKCH: J Mass with Sermon ... 10:00 A. M. | Sunday School .... <};00 p. Rosary. Lecture and Benediction 7:00 P.M.I Priest. Rev.Father P. C. Bougis, S. J. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH-Rev. Loyal L. Wirt, pastor. Services will !>o held every Sunday at 7:45 p. ru. Sunday School meets tit 2:30 p. m. Society of Christian Endeavor* Wednesday evenings at 7:30. Ladies League every alternate Thursday afternoon. EPISCOPAL CHURCH Services held at (Vld Fellows Hull every Monday evening. except ing last in month, when the service will Ik? hold on Sunday evening. Rev. H. J. Gurr. FRIENDS CHURCH--Regular services at the Mission School house. Sahhuth School .... 10 a. in. Native Services .... ll a. in. Evening Services _ . - 7:4*, Prayer meetitur Wednesday evening at 7:45 Teachers' meetingevery Friday evening at 8 o'clock at private houses. Any and all are cordially invited and wel comed at all of these services. Rev. C. N. Reuloglk, Pastor. V. METHODIST EFISCOPAL CHURCH-At Peniel Mission, Tuesday evenings at 7:45 j 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. DR. W. L. HARRISON, DENTIST Hunter Block, between Front and 2nd Sts. Douglas City. FRED PAGE-TUSTIX, ATTORNEY AT LAV/. Will practice in the District Court of Alaska. Fort Wrangel, Alaska. A. G. McJBRIDE, 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. 1 Post Otflee Building?, JUNEAU, ALASKA. JNO. E. WINN, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Juneau, - - Alaska. F. D. KELSEY, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Juneau, Alaska. C. S. BLACKETT, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Juneau Alaska. I. O. O. F. N Alaska Lodjre, No. 1, 'meets at Odd Fellows' < ? : .4 u Hull, Douglas, oil Weanesciny creuiugt ???. 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 HAINE5 Terms $2.00 per Day This is v'hcre the X. W. M. Police stop. Ladies' Minstrels. An Evening of Rare Entertain ment Prepared by the St. Luke's Guild. AN IMMENSE 'SUCCESS. We have had shows and even mins trel shows on Douglas Island, but a Ladies' Minstrel show was a new idea and many people wondered how the ladies would conduct a minstrel and do it successfully. To satisfy this curiosity and at the same time fully confident of the ability of the local talent, the citizens of the Island and friends from Juneau, packed Oilman's Hall, last Friday evening, to its utmost seating capacity. An orchestra consisting of the fol lowing well known musicians enter tained the audience with some choice musical selections until the time arrived for the curtain to rise: Piano, J. W. North, of Juneau; violin, Mr. Arthur Putman; flute, Mr. Robt. D. Taylor; clarionet, Mr. H. R. Elliott; cornet, Mr. Earle Hunter; trombone, Mr. Herbert Fulmer. All thoughts of failure were dispelled as the curtain rose and revealed a semi circle of handsome young colored ladies, dressed in black skirts, Eton jackets and white dress shirts, collars and cud's, resplendent with the glitter of real diamonds, and the glory of chrysanthemums. The following program was renaerea before the curtain went down on part i one, and the applause that followed i each number showed the appreciation of the audience: Opening Chorus Evening Moonlight j "Baptising Down in Dixon's Pool" Black Patti "Mamma's Little Puukiu Colored Coons" Rosy Pink Snowball j "Coal Black Lady" Topsy Lou ! "Lady With the Rag Time Walk" Lucindy Lightfoot i "Kentucky Babe". .Johanna Beau wafer j "Just One Girl" Ambolena Snow ; "All Coons Look Alike to Me" Watermelon Sue The coating of burnt cork was an effec , tual disguise until the voice or an action | revealed the performer. For the bene fit of those who failed to recognize the ladies we publish the following cast of characters: TAMBOS. Watermelon Sue Mrs. II Slater Rosy Pink Snowball Miss Fannie Penglasc BONES Black Patti Miss Lizzy McKanna ; Lucindy Ligktfoot, Miss Annie Musetk INTERLOCUTOR ? Louisiana Lou Mrs. E. E. Smith Consola Davis Olga Sandman i Johanna Beanwafer.. .Mrs. W.Morford Cordelia Johnsing Miss lioagland \ I ! Angeline Brown.. .MissMinnie Museth j Ambolena Snow. .Miss Adelo Sandman i Nannie Sue Hoedown Miss Annie McCormick j J Topsy Lou Miss Lulu Eckart I Pickaniunie Nance the Mascot' After an overture by the orchestra part second opened with a drill in wooden shoes by the following: Lillie | : Penglase, Annie Williamson, Frances Shopard, Laura Gravrock, Rose Stevens, Alice Coggins, Mary o/avrock, Grace : Day. After the drill, which was carried ? out ill perfect step and time, the foi lowing numbers completed part second: Vocal Solo?"'Mid the Green Fields of Old Virginia".. .Mr. T. Williams "Lifo's Game of See Saw" Allie King and M. Flaherty ? Recitation?"Mammy's Heap of Trouble" Lulu Eckert Vocal Solo?"Anchored". .Mr.Rutlcdge Recitation?"Parson Confusion" ^...Miss McKanna Duet?"Selected" Misses Larsen Recitation?"In Imminent Peril" Miss K. Spiers j At the close of tho program those I who wished were invited to remain and [ dance to the excellent music by the : orchestra and many availed themselves . of tho opportunity. Refreshments, consisting of ice j | cream, strawberries and cake were' served in tho hall by tho ladies of the ! Guild. Notes. Mrs. Elmer E. Smith performed the : , part of interlocutor with tlie grace of a i professional. Everybody was proud of "Black | Patti," and she has more admirers than , before, "if possible." Miss Fannie Penglase was. all right,; as slio sang "Mamma's Little Punkin Colored Coons" in a charming manner. Mrs. Slater surprised the audience and sang as well as she played. Johanna Beanwafer made "Kentucky ! Babe" a success. Miss Adele Sandman deserves special praise of lier singing and we heard j many complimentary remarks. Miss Lulu Eckert, of Juneau, charmed everyone by her rocitation and is a charming little miss. Miss Lulu is a : stepdaughter of Steve Yorke, well known on Douglas Island. Miss Annie Musoth was entitled to I an encore. The Misses Larsen, always favorites on the Island, sang as sweetly as ever and responded to the vigorous applause with a lullaby. Tlio kindness of Mrs. F. M. James in loaning her piano for the occasion, ; made good music possiblo and will long be remembered. Bro. J. T. Spickett, stage manager, was delighted with the success of the minstrels, and he knows a good thing ! when he sees it. Musical Director Prof. J. \V. North contributed much to the evenings i entertainment by his skillful i playing. \ From start to finish the entertain ment was a success and the people of Douglas Island are proud of the ability and the industry of all who helped to make it so. Many whose names we ! haven't mentioned were constant and unremitting in their efforts and but for their help?oue and all?everything . might have failed. The solos by .Messrs. Williams and j Rutledge, the recitations by Misses i McKanna and Spiers, and the song by j .\llie King and Michael Flaherty, added to the enjoyment, and showed careful work in preparation. Tho general impression prevails that our own home minstrels were equal to anything ever brought to the city, and we wait anxiously for the announce-, merit of the next performance. The Bible and Science. The sermon by Mr. Raymond Robins at the Congregational Church, last Sun-1 day evening was filled with gems of i wisdom, and showed a depth of thoughtj and understanding reached by few. j Mr. Robins undertook to show that the bible and scientific research are in 1 perfect harmorny. lie said that the same laws that stand between the mineral kingdom and the animal king dom are applied to the animal and spiritual kingdoms. For years scien tists believed that matter of itself: could produce life, but that theory was | so thoroughly exploded that Huxley admitted its utter fallacy. With the theory of spontaneous gen eration disproved, the mineral king dom presents no life, but must receive life from above, from the outside. So the animal may not reach into the spiritual, but all spiritual life comes j from above. It was never said that if you have Mohammed or Confucius, you have eternal life, Christ is the token, the life principal. | Mr. Robins' definition of a church, ? and a minister will be readily accepted by all. He spoke for about forty ; minutes and the earnest attention of; his hearers never failed him for aj minute. The course of sormons to be delivered by Mr. Robins promises to bo very interesting and beneficial. Instead of the usual services at the j Congregational church next Sunday evening will be devoted to an enter tainment by the Sunday school child ren. A Jab at Alaska Cllmute. A dispatch from Washington, D. C., to the Tacoma Ledger says, in regard , to the removal of the 14th infantry from Dyea, Skagway and Wraugel: "it being deemed unwise to attempt to retain men in that climate for more than one year at a time." This was probably written by some chump who knew about as much of the climate of Alaska as he did of the North pole. It is a matter of record that the past winter ? has been a hundred fold more severe in Washington thab in Southeastern Alaska. It gets cold/ in Skagway and Dyea, but they don't;have any such storms as they do ono.tho Atlantic coast. Here in Douglas?a point about midway of the district in dicated?the thermometer has regis tered a zero point only twice in tho last season and tho average during the winter was irom 28 to 3J degrees above that point. The real truth of tho matter is that the climate had nothing to do with it. The boys of the 31th were healthy in Alaska, but they wanted a chance to do some fighting and there is no chance for that In Alaska. When the orders came to move they were glad, not to leave Alaska, but to take their place with their comrades of the fighting fourteenth at the frout. A 5tih Story. A man from Iowa who went prospect ing in the Klondike, in the course of chilling evonts was frozen to death. His friends had him brought homo for burial. When tho body arrived it was found to be so drawn out of shape as to forbid its being placed in a cofrn. To bring the limbs down to a natural pose, the frozen man was placed in a baker's oven and a strong heat was turned on. In the course of half an hour one of his friends opened tho oven door, when lo and l>ehold! tho 1 4 corpse arose slightly from it reclining position and shivoring perceptiby, re marked petulantly: "Shut that door 1 I think I feel a draught."?Ex. To Dawson tor $io. A reputable company, that operates a fine line of steamers on the Yukon, advertises a rate of $10 from Lake Ben nett to Dawson city. The river steamers aro at sword's point and the travelers are benefited. The idea of going to Dawson from Lake Bennett for $10 had never occured to the public. Some sort of a rate war was imminent from the unusual number of boats, but the present slashing of rates was scarcely looked for. There are some qorpora tious in this fight with pretty long purses, and it is doubtful if the little ones aro not brought to their senses very soon. The outcome of the situa tion no doubt, will bo a compromise all around; for the owner of a sjuglo boat cannot fight the owner of a dozen, and neither of them can stack up bright dollars by quarreling. Last year, the few boats operating between Bennett and Dawson, paid for themselves almost in one trip. Their owners were fortu nate. Never again will they see a like season. ? The Alaska Brewery is now orna mented with a neat sign. North front street is rapidly bracing np. Mr. Cook planked 50 feet this week. , t A sawmill nbovo Juneau is now fur nishing lumber to Douglas Island.