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j B. M. Behrends j
/ If You Need Carpets or House I
\ Furnishings I
y Vhen in Juneau take a look through our line /
c we are showing ?
5 Body Brussels WALL PAPER Linoleums s
/ Velvets Oil Cloths r
) Moquettes ? Window Shades i Mattings S
S Tapestry ? All Sizes Made to Order > RugS and Rug )
< and Fringes (
/ Ingrain Lace Curtains Portieres ?
S We receive new goods by every steamer, S
5 As for prices, we defy competition. s
3 If j'ou want to make an investment B. M. BEHRENDS /
) consult our llankiug Dept. Juneau, Alaska v
Muss with Sermon - - - 10:00 A. M.
Sunday School - 3:00-P. M. J
Rosury, Lecture anil Benediction 7:00 P. M.'
Priest, Rev. Father P. C. Bougis. S. J.
L. Wirt, pastor. Services will he held every
Sunday at 7:5 m. Sunday School meets at
2:30 p. m. Society of Christian Endeavor ,
Wednesday evenings at 7:S). readies League
every alternate Thursday afternoon.
EPISCOPAL CHURCH Services held at Odd
Fellows Hail every Monday evening:, except
ing hist iu^month. when the service will be 1
held on Snnday evening. Rev. II. J. Gurr.
FRIENDS^??1URCH Regular services at the ,
Mission School house.
Sabbath School - - ? - 10 a. m. I
Native Services - - - - 11a.m.
Evening Services - - - 7:45
Prayer meeting, Wednesday evening: at 7:45 <
Teachers' meeting every Friday evening' at
8 o'clock at private houses. j ?
Any ami all arc cordially invited a.id wel
comed at all of these services.
Rev. C. N. Reploole. Pastor.
Peniel Mission. Tuesday evenings at 7:45 <
o'clock. Scandinavian services at the Peniel
Mission Friday evenings at 7:15 o'clock.!
A cordial invitation extended to all. Rev. C. (
J. Larsen, Pastor.
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Hunter Block, between Front
and 2nd Sts. Douglas City.
Will practice in the District Court of Alaska. ,
Fort Wrangel, Alaska. J
A. G. McBRIDE, 11
Offic* with News Douglas City. Alnsku, ,
Will practice in all the Courts of Alaska.
Post Offlre Building. JUNEAU, ALASKA.
Juneau, ----- Alaska.
Juneau, ----- Alaska.
Juneau Alaska.
/J Alaska Lodge, No. 1,
^---^meets at Odd Fellows'
Hall, Douglas, on Wednesday evenings at 8 '
Visiting brothers are cordially Invited to <
attend. J. G. McPONALD. N. G. 1
C. A. WECK, Secretary.
First-Class Job Printing at .
the Douglas Island News.
Shack haines
Terms $2.00 per Day
This is where the N. IV. M. Police stop.
All Former Events to be Out
done. Grandest Celebra
tion in Alaska.
Plans arc rapidly being formed for a
monster celebration on Douglas Island
011 July 4th. The committees are now
all hard at work and full arrangements
will soon be completed.
At the meeting last Friday night the
committee on finance reported progress
as did the music committee. Chair
man Willis appointed the following ad
ditional committees:
Committee on Sports: A. Mackay,
Chas. A. Hopp, A. Williamson, John
Egan, E. Bertram, C. A. Lindstrom, Dr.
W. L. Harrison, and D. J. Milan.
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Committee on Arrangements: .-v.
Murray, Raymond Robins, R. McCor
mick, A. Hunter, D. McKay, J. Laugh
lin, C. A. Phelps, and J. Cashen.
At the regular meeting last Monday
uight tho committee on Finance re
ported subscriptions already obtained
amounting to over 81000 and some to
some in yet.
All mining operations close down on
the Fourth, and the employees cele
brate from early morning till late at
A dance is being arranged for that
will surpass anything ever hold in the
The committee on sports are plan
ning a general good time for everybody.
There will be races for boys and races
for girls, for working men and profes
sionals. Sack races, hurdle races,
needle races, three-legged races and a
tug-o-war will also be included. There
will be a large purse for Indian canoe
races, also for boat racing. In fact the
entire day is to be filled up with fun.
We hopo by our next issue to be able
to publish a complete program of tho
day's exercises.
Everybody is enthusiastic and since
the beginning of tho work the word
"no" has not been heard on the Island.
The next regular meeting of the 1th
of July association will be next Mon
day evening at Ohman's hall.
Daujrlas Llerary Society.
The next meeting of the Douglas
Literary Society will be to-morrow
(Thursday) evening at the Congrega
tional church. Tho following is the
program that has been arranged for
that evening:
?English Authors?
Tennyson, "Legend of the Flowers"
Mr. Keeton.
Shelly, "The Sensitive Plant"
Miss Crofts
Wordsworth, "To tho Small Celandino"
Miss Iliff.
Tennyson, Selection Miss Doueghey.
Intermission (Floral Contest)
?American Authors?
Paper, "Our National Flower"
Miss McKanna
Longfellow, Selection Mrs. Keeton
Whittier. "On a Sprig of Heather"
Mr. Itobins
Bryant, "Death of the Flowers"
Mrs. Wirt
The New York Exchange / j
Hus Chunked Huiuls ?
re now in charge C
A GentJemen's Resort >j
1'inest grade of Liquors and Cigars /
always on hand y
Come and Soo U.s. JUNEAU. v
?fasvsIly i
It has recently been
opened by
Mrs. Frances Baker, of Seattle,
HoT/d'cr ??9 mil on Seward Street,
j ilCIU 11411, bet. 3d and 4tlr Sts.
Alaska Furniture
/-? Seward Street,
Company opcru h?us<:.
Hefore purchasing, drop in and sec
our stock and get prices on
i Bed Room Suits, Bureaus, Chiffoniers,
Chairs, Rockers, Tables, Bedsteads,
Springs, Mattresses, Cook Stoves,;
Coal bloaters, Air Tight Heaters,'
Granitewear, Crockery, Tinwaro, and
all Kinds of Household Goods.
We will give you good G. A. KNIGHT
goods and good value managcr
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B. F. Benson Puts In a Few Weeks Looking
Over That Country. Gold Everywhere (
in Alaska.
A News man struck Mr. B. P. Beuson
: 011 the new wharf in Juneau last Mon-1
I day afternoon. He has been out pros- j
I pecting and the scribe is always out:
! after those fellows.
"When did you pet back?" asked the j
writer, "and where have you been?"!
"I returned last Sunday night, and ;
I was up the Taku. I was huuting for ,
gold, of course, and I brought back J
some quartz, some of which 1 think is
. all right?"
"What do you think of that for a
I mining county?"
"Well, there was too much snow there .
1 yet to tell much about it. I am going:
' back in a few days and as soon as the }
snow is off the ground I will bo able to j
say more about it. As far as I have j
I been able to lind out, 1 think the coun- !
try is all right. There is gold in every
part of southeastern Alaska."
"Is there any placer down there?"
i "l'es, I found some placer ground,'
but I was after quartz principally."
"How is prospecting up there, the
same as in all other places?"
"it is an awful hard country to ?
prospect in. I worked two days cutting j
a trail into a place I wanted to pros
I pect and it wasn't far either.
"I cannot tell you much now. I
; don't know but when 1 come back, 1
will tell you all about it," and tho News
mau said good bye.
Mr. Benson understands prospecting.
' He can do his own assaying and ho is
| in good health and possesses an end- j
I less amount of nerve and endurance, j
He will find something good up there.:
I He knows more than he would tell the '
j News man at this time. The News;
j hopes he may strike it rich.
Interesting Information From the Atlin Country.
Tho Skagway-Atlin Budget of the
9th inst. publishes an interview with
Mr. J. H. Wright, from which we take
tho following as of interest to our
"Tho mining outlook in Atlin is very
promising and tho country undoubt
edly rich. Wherever any one is work
: ing, gold is being taken out, and plenty
of it; but throughout the district, the
majority of claims are tied up by dis
? putes, and they must await tho arrival
? of the supreme judge, as tho board of
arbitration is doing but little in the
way of settlements."
Of the creeks, all of them show up
well wherever work is being done, and
; the frost is nearly goue.
Bort Farrar tooK out seven pounds
of gold for a run of four days, and had
tho stuff to show.
John Stanley took out ono pan from
tho bedrock of one of his claims that
j showed $18.
W. A. Bell on No. 2 above discovery,
; on Birch creek, had 8G2 for the work of [1
four men one half of a day.
Samuel McCauley, on his Pine creek I
i bench claim, which is called Nugget i
Point, rocked out $27 in half a day, and
on this and adjoining claims, nuggets '
are so frequent, that it has been called 1 >
Nugget Point.
John Stanley's claim is now tied up
by a claim of Fitz Miller, and the dis
j pute must bo settled before either of !;
I them do further work.
All the 250 foot claims under tho ;
origiual locations, are idle, pending
settlement. The McKee Creek Mining ;;
j company are getting ready a bedrock ;
! tiume and sluice boxes, preparing for :
' hydraulic operations." 1
Taking the country as a whole the
outlook is very promising, and wore it
not for the adverse legislation would
rapidly dovelop. The tramway from
Taku Arm to Atlin is built, but the
buckets and a portion of the mecha
nism are not in place. At oach end of
it is a wharf, aucl there are two com
modios wharves at Atlin City.
On No. 7 above discovery on Pine
creek, Campbell, owner of the Caledo
nian group of claims, took out recently
a nugget weighing 13 ozs., 14 pwt. Those
who saw it say it was a beauty, and
looked like a big potato. It won't take
many in a hill to please Mr. Campbell
or any one else.
The escaped criminal Ligna, has not
been captured, and his victim is re
ported as having a relapse. Should he
recover one eye will be lost to him
The New Receiver.
Sit leu Aluskan.
Mr. A. J. Apporson, of M'Minnville, j
Oregon, has been appointed Receiver
of the U. S. Land office in this place,
vice Mr. Roswell Shelly resigned on ac
count of continued sickness. Mr. Ap
person will arrive here in a few weeks
and, together with his family will make
quite an addition to Sitka society. The
following is from the Oregonian: UA1
bert Jefferson Apperson, the newly ap
pointed Receiver of the land office at
Sitka, Alaska, was born in Missouri in
1839. Ho came to Oregon in 1817, and
remained in Portland till 1852, when ho
moved to Lynn City, Clackamas coun
try. He was in the Indian war service I
in 185G. He ran on the Willamette riv
er as purser and captain from 1850 to
1801, when ho took charge of the flour
ing mills at Oregon City, and remained
till 1883. In 1881 he came to M'Minn- j
ville, and engaged in general merchan
dise, following it over since. In poli
tics Mr. Apperson has always been a
straight-out republican, and during the
free-silver agitation there was no com
promise in him; he was for tko gold
standard uuequivocally, first, last and
all the time, and was one of the leaders
in politics in this country. His many
friends congratulate him on his ap
pointment, but will regret to see his
family, consisting of himself, wife and 1
two accomplished daughters, leave the
The Grand Jury's Report.
While thcro may be much that is
wise and good in tho report of the
grand jury, yet many Douglas Island
people have expressed themselves as
not in sympathy with all of its senti
ments, especially the sweeping criti
cism of Dr. Jackson. Douglas Island
may bo a favored spot, but it is a fact
that the educational agent has been
very kind to this place. One of tho
teachers on tho Island in conversation
with 3 News reporter said that she had
never asked for anything for her school
but it had been forthcoming. The
Douglas school house is too small, but
it is not the fault of tho department or
of Dr. Jackson either. No one could
have anticipated the rapid growth and
increase in population that this city
has experienced in tho last year. We
believe in giving tho devil his due, but
honor to whom honor is due is just as
good a maxim.
A Word of Warning.
Parents should keep their children
away from the sawmill as danger lurks
in every wheel and pulley. Saturday
a boy about 12 }-ears old was reaching
his hand toward one of tho big saws
and was only stopped by the vigorous
gelling of the head sawyer. The men
all have work to do and can't watch
the boys all the time.
Children's Day.
The day that tho childrou observe is
the day we all love. Wo all love tho
children. Their bright young faces
and cheerful voices awake, in older
ones, sweot memories of times past and
inspire our hoaits with hopo and con
fidence for the future. Children's day
was fittingly observed last Sunday
evening at the Congregational church,
which was tastefully decorated with
flowers and plants for tho occasion.
Tho- following is the program uf tho
exercises: .
1. Processional
Children of the Heavenly King
2. "Welcome to Children's Day"
Bertha Phelps
3. "The Children's Mouth" .......
Hazel ^illis
4. Recitation .... Jarta Gustafson and
Sidney Johnson.
5. Song Michael Flarety
(5. Recitation Devedia Johnson
7. Recitation Frankic Landsberg
8. Concert Recitation?"What Can
Children Do".. .Clara, Leonard
and Gertrude Flarety and Ed
die McKie.
9. Recitation?"Children's Age"
Clair Jouos
10. Song?"May Christ Who Called
Little Ones" .. .By the Sunday
; 11. Recitation i'earl McKie
12. Concert Recitation. .Mary Sand
man, Lena Gravercck. Lillian
Stalberg, Lenora Bach, Ruth
13. Recitation Jarta Ganffln
113. Song?uHail the Day of Joy and
! 14. Recitation Harold Raymond
15. Recitation Agnes Museth and
Esthor Stalberg.
' 16. Recitation Flora Phelps
17. Song.. .Gertrude and Clara Flarety
18. Concert Recitation.. .Laura Grave
rock, Grace Day and' James
! 19. Song Hosanna
20. Recitation Emma Clcvonger
21. Concert Roc Paul McKie, Hazel
Willis, Maude Llylcstrand,
Flora Phelps and Annie Wil
22. Address Raymond Robins
23. Recitation Paul Jones
24. Recitation Benton Wirt
25. The . Offering Ida Nord, Bortha
Phelps, Lenora Bach, Lena
Graverock and Blanche Day.
26. Song?"Josus Livos."
The Juneau Elks.
The Janoau Elks had a fine blow out
last week. The editor of the News
could not be there and of course it
was not written up for the local papers.
We will, however, not miss another one
of these gatherings. Since the last
meeting, Ex-Go v. Swiuoford succeeded
Judge Delaney as exalted ruler. The
Governor called tho meeting to order
and made C. S. Blackett chairman, who
started the fun in good shnpo, but ho
was soon succeeded by J. J. Thornton,
who is one of the best presiding offi
cers to be found anywhere. Pipes and
tobacco free to everybody. A fine
lunch was served and beer flowed in
great quantities. If you want lots of
l'un, go to an Elk's social.
The Douglas City School.
The teacher of tho Douglas City
school, Miss Katherine Spiers, was seen
by a News man last Monday morning
and from her gained tho information
that tho town is to be supplied with a
larger school house. There are sixty
four pupils 011 the roll with an average
attendance of about llfty, all white.
Tho school room is about one-half to
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Are viilaus.at 3'75 u
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1* /TW~ ^ ^ric ?f am* Fancy Sailors which J |
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$2.50 lor, at 1.50 J|
48-inch wide Pure Wool Serges and J |
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I Splendid Assortment of j!
jj Wash Waists jj
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I Kid Gloves jj
Belts $s-00 i;
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