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VOL. I. DOUGLAS CITY AND TRKADWELL, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 1809. NO.
(NEW ANNOUNCEMENT 5 B. M. Behrends| BANKER AND MERCHANT S JUNEAU,ALASKA t If You Need Carpets or House j Furnishings \\ Vhen in Juneau take a look through our line / I we are showing X ) NEW STOCK AND NEW DESIGNS IN S b Body Brussels WALL PAPER Linoleums \ / Velvets ^vwv\vwwvwwv\%'v^ Oil Cloths < ) Moquettes i Window Shades $ Mattings S S Tapestry S An Sizes Made t0 0rder i Rugs and Rug ) S and tu^wuuwuui Fringes S / Ingrain Lace Curtains Portieres ) We receive new goods by every steamer, \ j > As for prices, we defy competition. s f If you want to make an investment B. IV!. B EH RENDS # J consult Olir Hanking Dept. Juneau, Alaska ^ DR. W. L. HARRISON, DENTIST Hunter Block, between Front uiul 2nd Sts. Douglas City.; ' , DR. CLARENCE A. TREUKOLTZ Office and Residence: St. Ann's Hospital Douglas City, Telephone No. 2. Alaska, j y Alaska Lodge, No. 1. ^^^-^meets nt Odd Fellows' Hull, Douglas, on Wednesday evenings at 8 o'clock. Visiting brothers are cordially invited to attend. J. G. McDONALD, N. G C. A. WECK, Secretary. J JUNEAU FERRY AND NAVIGATION CO. OPERATING STEAMERS "FLOSIE" and "LONE FISHERMAN." OILY TIME CARD. LEAVE JUNEAU FOK DOUGLAS & TKKADWEI.L V. SHE BP CHKKK 8:00 a. m. 8:00 a. m. 10:15 a. m. 11:30 a. m. 11:30 a.m. 2 AX) p. m. 3:15 p. m. 4:30 p. m. 4:30 p. m. 9:00 p. m. ?12:00 Midnight *12:00 Midnight LEAVE DOUGLAS pok tkkadwell p. sheep cheek p. juneau 8:15 a. m. 8:15 a. m. 9:15 a. m. 10:30 a. m. 11:00 a. m. 11:45 a. m. 11:45 a. m. 1:15 p. m. 2:15 p. m. 2:45 p. m. 3:30 p. m. 4;00 p. m. 4:45 p. m. 4:45 p. m. 7:15 p. m. 9:15 p. m. 9:45 p. m. ?12:15 a. m. *12:15 a. m. *1:15 a. m. LEAVE TREADWELL poksheep chkkk fob douglas & juneau 8:30 a. m. 9:00 a. m. 10:45 a. m. 12:00 m. 1:00 p. m. 2:30 p. m. 3:45 p. m. 5DO p. m. 7:00 p.m. 9:30 p. m. *12-30 a. m. 1:00 a. m. LEAVE SHEEP CREEK pokthkadwkll. douglas and juneau 8:45 a. m. 6:45 p. m. 12:30 p. m. *12:45 a. m. N. B. Trip? marked * will be made only on WEDNESDAY and SATURDAY nights. Fare to All Points 25 Cents. STEAMER Wolcott ?FROM? JUNEAU TO SKAGWAY Calls When Sufficient Business Warrants at Douglas City, Seward City and Haines rtission LEAYES JUNEAU at 8 P. M. Mondays, Wed nesdays and Fridays. LEAYES SKAGWAY, returning:, at 8 P. M* Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. JP^"For Freight and Passenger rates see or telephone H. F. ROBINSON, Agt. Juneau \ Spooner Shack HAINE5 Terms $2.00 per Day This is where the N. W. M. Polire stop. 1 Mill MIS. | Two Mills Consume 1950 Tons of Ore Every 24 Hours. A TALK WITH FOREMAN HUNTER. The great mines on Douglas Island are generally known as the Treadwell mines and stamp mills, of which there are in fact five mills and four separate miues. When the first mill was put in it was called the Treadwell, with 240 stamps. It is back of this that the. Glory Hole, of which we made mention I in our last issue, is located. The new 300 stamp mill is located less than a1 quarter of a mile from the old mill and the two, with 540 stamps are under the control of one mill foreman, who is Mr. Angus Maokuy. The mine foreman for these two mills is Mr. A. Hunter and the Glory Hole is also in his charge. Mr. Hunter was seen by the News man a few days ago and from him wo gaiued much infor mation concerning the mill operations, which wo will give to our readers: "You are not quite right in assuming that the Glory Hole gets its name from the people who have gone to glory from its confines," said Mr. Hunter. "The! fact is that for years there hasn't been I a man killed in the Glory Hole and I! can remember of but one man ever j losing his life in thore." "But how did it get the name?" was J asked. "Oh, that was because a mau, who wanted work, once offered to work for his board and lodging until there was a job open for him and the men said he was working for glory, and ever since it was called the Glory Hole, becauso he worked there. No, the Glory Hole is not a dangerous place to work in, but it would be a bad place to fall into." "What is the Glory Hole doing for the big mills?" was asked. "The two big mills, the old Treadwell and the new Three Hundred, consume 1050 tons of ore every 21 hours and this is mined at the Glory Hole. "How many men are employed at the new Three Hundred?" "Oh, something like twenty men. The machinery is the latest improved and nearly everything is done by the mach inery." "What are they doing down at the other mills?"' "While the other three mills are owned by the same parties they are i under a differeut superintendent and mine foreman, but generally speaking, 1 can say that the new Seven Hundred, with 100 stamps, consumes 350 tons of ore a day. The Mexican, with 120 j stamps, crushes 400 tons per day, and the Ready Bullion, with 120 stamps, consumes 400 tons a day. Add these togother and you will see that we crush 3100 tons of ore every 24 hours." "How deep do you go for this ore?" "About 800 feet from the top of the Glory Hole and we are down about 450 feet below the sea level." "How far is it from the new Three Hundred to the Ready Bullion mill, j and does the vein of ore extend that' far?" "About 7000 feet. Yes, the vein of ore extends that distance and is practi cally the same, li' there is any differ-; W. T. IUIFF Manufacturer of and Dealer in LUMBER] Sheep Creek and Douglas Island, Alaska. Bread Fresh Every Morning CALIFORNIA BAKERY Opposite Hehrend's Bank Pies, Cakes and Confectionery. Wed ding Cakes Made to Order. GUSTAV WERTH, Boss Baker JUNEAU Alaska Furniture s~v Seward Street, COO! DO Next to Opera House Hefore purchasing, drop in and see our stock and tret prices on Bed Room Suits, Bureaus, Chiffoniers, Chairs, Rockers, Tables, Bedsteads, Springs, Mattresses, Cook Stoves, Coal Heaters, Air Tight Heaters, Granitowear, Crockery, Tinware, and all Kiuds of Household Goods. Wcwill give ycu good G. A. KNIGHT goods and rood value manager ence, tho ore at the Ready Bullion, the mine farthest south, is a little the best. The vein seems to stop on tho north i side of the new Throe Hundred." "Then you are not worrying any about i your ore giving out?" "No, indeed." "What is your manner of getting the I gold out of this rock, Mr. Hunter?" "It is very simple indeed. After go-1 ing through the stamps the free gold is collected 011 the copper plates, which are coated with quicksilver. The bal ance of the ore goes through tho con centrators. The first is put iuto bricks at the company assay office, the second is sacked and shipped to tho smelter at j Tacoma. These sulphates or concen trates that are shipped will run about fifty dollars to tho ton. The final result is about two-thirds freo gold and one- j third that is shipped in tho shape of j sulphates." Mr. Hunter has been with tho Tread- j well's for years and is one of the best j and most expert mine foremen living. 1 Nearly every tunnel, shaft or raise in j the old Treadwell raiues wero mapped j out and ordered by him. and the fact that he has held his position for so long a time is proof of his competency. A Delegate. Alaska has secured many now friends this summer and they are friends of in fluence and when congress meets, we doubt not that the general inclination will be to be just to our people. One of our greatest noeds is a delegate to j congress. Wo feel certain that a duly ; accredited representative in our na tional legislature could do much for j us. A good vigorous fight against the passage of the most objectional features of the license act would no doubt have caused tho elimination of many of its bad provisions. Some of our best informed citizens claim that we are ready for a territor ial form of government. Others are doubtful upon that question. Self gov ernment would be very desirable if it i could be had at an expense that the people could afford. If congress will give us a few things we need, we can for tho present get j along very comfortably. In our opinion these needs are iu part: A Delegate in Congress. A modification of the license law. Three district courts and an inex pensive appellate court with a final ap peal to the U. S. supreme court in cer tain cases. A civil practice act. Municipal organization. A reduction of the Brewers' license. A bettor school system and good school buildings. THE TERPSICHORE AN ART. Two New Dances, The Princess Louise Gavotte, i And Harvest Dance Approved. The American National Association of Masters of Dancing held its annual ; convention at Niagara Falls, N. Y., last month and approved of two new dances which it is said society circles will gladly receive. The names of the now dances are the Harvest dance and the Princess Louise gavotte. The music for a comparatively new dance, the Cake Walk quadrille, was distributed. This dance is said to bo similar to the waltz quadrille and dcstiued to become very popular. Please Return. Some one has borrowed the rubber stamps at the reading room in this city. Please return the same. DOUGLAS CITY. The Only Town In Alaska That Is Not at a Standstill.?Not a Vacant Residence In the i City.?The Building Boom. Alaska has many good towns that have been built up by tko push and energy of its inhabitants, but for some time past it has been the general com plaint that Alaska towns are more than quiet. The only exception in the en-1 tire district is Douglas City, which is ! full of life and energy, while the other i towns are complaining of dull times. At the present timo there are at least twenty-five new buildings in course of j construction and fully as many more | have already been completed this j season and are now occupied. There is not a vacant residence in the town and j many families are compelled to live in one room. The future of Douglas City is certain. It is destined to become the best town in Alaska. With a payroll of from 700 : to 1000 men and'the greatest stamp mills in the world, why should Douglas City fail to become a good town? It has had some drawbacks and will encounter more, but the obstacles are ! being gradually swept aside and wo I hope to have clear sailing before long, j Douglas City can be kept down 110 ' longer. Douglas Island is the natural and proper location for a big city in this part of Alaska, and the fact that j capital from across the channel is being invested in building at the present, is but one of the many evidences that the people are daily gaining confidence in the future growth and prosperity of j Douglas City. Faith Explained. Rev. H. H. Cole, the now pastor of: tho Congregational church, preached a 1 sermon on Faith last Sunday evening. He had a fair sized audience and the i universal comment on the same was,. that it was a splendid effort. Tho speaker defined faith as "obedient, i loving trust in God," and also as the. "loving, obedient trust in God." His illustrations wore many, new and ap- j propriate. It was full of religious fer vor and left a splendid impression on the congregation. There are few preachers that can deliver an interest ing discourse on the subject, but Mr. Cole is one of them. Faith has been variously defined and is generally misunderstood, but the speaker left his audience with a very fair understanding of tho term. It is, if anything, clearer than that given by St. Paul, who said that "Faith was the substance of things hoped for, the evi dence of things riot seen." Still other definitions say that "Faith is the assent of tho mind to the truth of God's re vealed will." In our opinion the Kev. Mr. Cole will more than satisfy our people as an earnest, eloquent preacher and thoro should, and no doubt will be larger congregations in the future. WE MOURN HIS LOSS. Rev. Loyal L. Wirt Takes HLs Departure for the j Interior. Rev. Loyal L. Wirt, pastor of the Congregational church of this city, and his most estimable wife, left on the City of Seattle for the north last Sat urday night. Mr. Wirt goes to the in terior, by way of Skagway, and Mrs. Wirt and children will remain on the vessel until she reaches Seattle, and from there she will go to Oakland, Cal., her former home. Tho people of Douglas City mourn the departure of Mr. Wirt. In his year's work on Douglas Island he has created , ties of friendship that will lasi for ?li j time. He is a most eloquent preacher, a devout christian, an educated, lova ble man, and the greatest "rustler," if we may use the expression, that ever struck Alaska. He has left a monumont. The Rev. Mr. Wirt cauHfo-to Douglas City and Juneau foin^dM?ohths ago. Ho came from California to take charge of the Congregational work in Alaska. Since his residence hero ho has done noble work for Douglas City. He has built a $3,500 church and paid for it, and the only debt against the organization is $413 for furnishings. He has established a free library and reading room in this city with about 1000 volumes of choice books, which is on a self supporting basis. He has built up a good church organ ization with a good membership. Mr. Wirt will go to Dawson City, from there down the Yukon to Eagle City, Circle City, Rampart City, Capo Nome, and St. Michaels, and from the latter place he will go to Seattle and join his wife at Oakland. On Sept. 20, Mr. Wirt and his wife will attend the Worlds tri-ennial conference of the Cougrogatianal church at Boston, Mass. After which he expects to return to Alaska. We can assure him that on his return . Douglas City will extend a hearty wel come. Douglas City and her people never had a better friend than the Rev. Loyal L. Wirt. Judge Alfred Battle. Judge Alfred Battle of Seattle was an excursion passenger on the Queen her last trip up. His father and moth er were with him and enjoyed their first visit to Alaska very much. The writer has known Judge Battle for a number of years. Ho is one of the best and most upright lawyers at the Seattle bar. He is indeed an honor to the pro fession. "Well, what do you think of Alaska?" was asked by the News man. "Why, it is a wonderful country. I had no idea as to what it was from reading about it. The mining and fish eries will make it great." "What about our towns?" "1 am very favorably impressed with Alaska towns, and especially with Douglas City and Treadwell. for they are both one. You are doing so much building at Douglas City. 1 noticed that the first thing and an absence of new structures in Juneau and othor places. I am of the opinion that you will'build a great city at Douglas. These great mines will surely do it." "Is this your first trip up?" "Yes, and I assure you it has beon a delightful one. The scenery is simply beyond description and seeing Muir glacier is worth the whole expense of the trip." The Judge further stated to the writer that congress would no doubt give Alaska the much needed legisla tion that her people have boon asking for. That the two visiting congression al delegations would be of material aid to us, whom he thought could not fail to have been favorably impressed with Alaska and her needs. A New Set. We are pleased to know that our friend W. A. Fleming, for some timo past an inspector afloat, has been re tained in that position and will make his regular runs between Mary Island and Skagway. Capt. Thomas of Ju neau, and 0. F. Laird, of Skagway have been added to the now force of in spectors afloat. Mr. Alden, late of Ju neau, has been appointed inspector at Fori; Wrange!. !\ I Kaufman Bros, jj 1 JUNEAU |! ; ?t ?t <\ Handsome Black Silk Skirts, i> v v v v at the nominal price of . ^#00 1 j 1 Black All Wool Serge and Lustre Al- ] [ . pacca Skirts, 86.00 and ?7.00 l I Are 3-75 i! XJv i i ^ t Black Figured Alpacca Skirts, _ . < > oe!= as low as I ? ^ O # i # gjgf- A line of Plain and Fancy Sailors which ] [ 1 511O* milliners would charge you ii IfI,& $2.50 for, at || 4H-inch wide Pure Wool Serges and j ( ^ i Mixtures, generally selling . Z |j & & tt* at 75c, for 45^ | II j Splendid Assortment of < j Wash Waists . ^rkreyt :|; Free *i i || Kid Gloves ,Chaal ]j ii Belts ' $s'?? ii !! ! I ISilk Waists ^ ?*v* ~*\ || Millinery, Etc. Kaufman Bros. || S?O???ffi??????O??C?<2)?3??O?0O????????C?OC????0????????#