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DOUGLAS ISLAND NEWS.
VOL*. I. DOUGLAS CITY AND TREADWELL, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 1899. NO. 39 < We are Cleaning Out S :; all Remnants of ( IDry Goods AH broken lots of c Shoes, Hats > and Shirts > We are making space for our \ NEW FALL GOODS To do this we are sacrific- |?| o $ -? O'f I rA > ing these goods at about I 1 dl I 1 1 ltv / vww ) You are cordially invited to inspect S these goods. S B. M. BEHRENDS j BANKER AND MERCHANT iw. T. IUIPF Manufacturer of and Doaler in |lumber| i Sheep Creek and Douglas island, Alaska. Bread Fresh Every Morning CALIFORNIA BAKERY Opposite Bchrcnd's Bank Pies, Cakes and Confectionery. Wed ding Cakes Made to Order. QUSTAV WERTH, Boss Baker JUNEAU . " Alaska Furniture Seward Street, Company 0per*Hoi"? Before purchasing, drop in unci nee our stock unci uret prices on Bed Room Suits, Bureaus, Chiffoniers, Chairs, Rockers, Tables, Bedsteads, Springs, Mattresses, Cook Stovos, Coal Heaters, Air Tight Heaters, Grauitewear, Crockery, Tinware, uud all Kinds of Household Goodsf We will give you good G. A. KNIGHT good.* and good value manaom fCOIIMIIOtl080M>IBICHIIIMHMMIIIIH???IHIIIIIi ! ) I I I! To the Ladies i! ii ii ' of Douglas: jj I ! BUYER is East now selecting the new fall styles ] \ ! ^ for us. Soon they will begin to arrive. It is our | j ! intention to outdo all previous showings in the way of | [~ ! superior assortments and varieties, principally in all ! | ready-to-wear goods, such as | [ II i > Golf Capes, Waists, Tailor | I Suits, Wrappers, Dressing t Sacques, Skirts, Etc. | s & I I x IN the meantime all Summer Goods remain-'n> unsold, ] J | * are slaughtered off regardless of their value or cost, j | V l I e *? ? 11 $ I > Kaufman Bros. !! $ ' > ? '1 5 Ferry Ticket^ Free With . | \ | All Purchases of $5.00. JUNEAU, ALASKA. Jj CHJICfl DIRECTORY. | CATHOLIC CHURCH; Mass with Sermon ... 10;00 A. M. Sunday School .... J;|)0 P. M. j Rosary, Lecture and Benediction 7;00 P.51. Priest. Rot. Father P. C. Bougis. S. J. CONGRKOATIONALCHURCH?Rev. H. Ham mood Cole, pastor. Regular services every Sunday. In the morning at 10:S) o'clock, and in the evening at 8 o'clock. Snndav School in the afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Society of Christian Endeavor meets every Wednesday even in? at 8 o'clock. Seats free. The public cordially invited to attend. EPISCOPAL CHURCH Services held at Odd Fellows Hall every Monday evening, except ing last in mouth, when the service will be 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. m. Evening Services .... i:6 Prayer meeting, Wednesday evening at 7:45 Teachers' meeting every Friduy eveniug at 8 o'clock at private houses. Any and all arc cordially invited aitd wel comed at all of these services. R*v. C. N. Rxvloolk. Pastor ' METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH-At Peniel Mission, Tuesday evenings at 7:45 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. FRED PAGE-TU8TIN, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Will practice in the District Court of Alaska, I Fort Wrangel, Alaska. A. G. McBRIDE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. NOTARY PUBLIC. OflM with News Douglas City. Alaska, T. J. DONOHOE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Will practice in all the Court* of Alaska. Poat OSce Rnildlng, JUNKAU, ALASKA. - JNO. R. WINN, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Janeau, ----- Alaska. F. D. KELSEY, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Jnneau, ----- Alaska. C. S. BLACKETT, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Jodmb Alusku. DR. W. L. HARRISON, DENTIST Hunter Block, between Front and 2nd St*. Douglas City. U_ Alaska Lodge, No. 1, ^^?^meets at Odd Fellows' Hall, Dooslan, on Wednesday evenings at 8 o'clock. Visiting brothers are cordially invited to attend. A. HUNTER, N. G. THOMAS CASHEN. Secretary. Douglas City Barber Shop. Hair Cutting W Shampooing Shaving ^ Baths VESTAL & EDMONDS, Props. THE WORD OF GOD IN WRANGEL. The News flan Attends Church In That Clty. He Mcars Wonderful Statements.?The Clam and His Shelt.-Spiritual Evolution. SPIRITUAL POWER IS MAGNETISM. One week ugo last Sunday the sonior editor of the News was in Port Wrangel and in the evening attended services in the Presbyterian church. Wo now wish we had not done so. It is to us an un pleasant duty to criticize the ministry, and we decline to do so except in ex treme cases. The News has at all times given aid and encouragomeut to the! clergy, and under its present manage ment, will continue to do so, and our sympathies are so strong in that direc tion that church advertising and notices are free to all denominations in our columns. We make this prelimi nary statement that we may not be misunderstood and our motives im pugned. .The minister took for his subject,1 I Science and Religion in Contact," and Proceeded to knock the teachings of | the bible concerning the creation of man into "smithoreeus." He argued in favor of the evolution theory. He com pared the evolution of man with that of vegetable life, and stated that this evolution, must, however, conform to its class and that the higher organiza tion grows from the lower. "As it is with vegetable life so it has been with men," said the speaker. Ho did not say in direct language that man descondod from the monkey, but it might have been inferred. We are aware that evolution is taught in many of our educational institutions and that there are strong arguments in its favor and that among the believers of that theory are a great many mini sters of the gospel. With the latter only are wo dealing and our opinion is that when a preacher can no longer be lieve and teach the bible, he better "jump his job.;' The first part of the book of Genesis and evolution are not' only at variance, but are diametrically and unequivocally opposed to each other. The minister who preaches and teaches evolution does not teach what the christian world regards as the word I of God, and when such stuff is given to I a congregation, it does a great amount ? of harm and a dozen good sermons cannot counteract the effect. In his efforts to deeply impress his congregation with this false doctrine he said that the clam was formerly a worm that wiggled around in the mud without any shell, and that, finding himself unprotected, "he deposited, hard substances around his outsido i surface, and remained a clam to this day." How it happened that the clam stopped short never to "evolute" again was not explained. This clam story was not- sworn to, and no evidence be ing given to corroboiate it, we think | there was a failure of proof. But now comes the paralyzer. "Spiritual life is in this royal line of succession," said this teacher of ?vo lution. I Individually, this may bo true, but I not if taken in the sense in which evo lution is generally understood. The spiritual knowledge and power of Elijah and Elisha have never been surpassed andprobably will not be. Compare the spiritual power and belief of Abraham, Isaac mid Jacob with the christian be lief and power of today. Whore is the power of the apostles who healed the sick, made the lame to walk, the deaf to hear and the blind to see? No sir: spiritual life is not in tho royal line of. succession, but we suppose many | will, as Christ said, continue to teach > | false doctrines, as llynieneus and Phi-1 litos did while tho Saviour was stilJ on earth. But now comes the complete para lyser. "Mnguetism is spiritual power," said the speaker. Of course he referred to I animal magnetism, because he spoke of the extraordinary influence some men j possessed over others. In other words, spiritual power is mesmerism. What, does the christian world think of such teaching anyhow? Why ministers of the gospel will preach such sermons when there are so many good, true things to be told, is a mystery to us. How can auy man ( expect his discourses to accomplish auy good when he perverts the bible and teaches isms and doctriues that are not supi>orted by it. We protest ? against it. It is an offense to the God ( in whom the people believe and a posi- , tive detriment to those who would wish to believe in the bible and follow its ( precepts. I, We do not charge iutentional wrong. The gentleman, whoso sermon wo criti cize, is esteemed iu the community in ? which he livos. We would, oh, so much ! j rather have praised his efforts and ex-!; tended words of encouragement. In-1 j fidelity is the great impediment in the : > path of religious work. Good 6ound ( bible teachiug will break down this: j barrier, falso doctrines will make it1 ] stronger. Thoro are many things in the bible that do not conform to tho ] laws of nature that God has made. If we judge him and his acts by a human standpoint, we claim an equality with Him in knowledge. If he made these j laws, will wo say that ho cannot and !1 has not in special instances set them asido? Who will believe in tho im maculate coucoptiou if we shall judge < God by the laws by which he governs and brings mankind into existence? Who would beliovo that Christ and tho ( apostles performed miracles? If we , are goiug to discard the biblical ac- : count of the creation of mau, why not . discard tho plan of atonement, tho ro j. surrection and everything olso that tho t bible teaches that does not correspond with our ideas as to what the Creator | of the universe should have dono. ] The pulpit is not tho proper place to ? teach ovolution. At best it is a com- i | plete humbug and the minister who i ( does should bo sincere and boldly come j; out and join the infidels and agnostics,! j whore his teachings will do but little 1, harm. |( Odd Fellows' Excursion. ' The excursion trip to the Taku, last Friday, under the auspices of the I. O. O. F., Alaska Lodge No. 1, was .most heartily enjoyed by many of the best people of both Juneau and ^Douglas City. The day, while not fair, was pleasant, and the waters of the channel and inlet were smooth as a crystal floor. From Juneau to the glaciers at the head of the Taku inlet is a distance of about 30 miles. These glaciers were the objective point of the trip and well j repaid all efforts to reach them. Chunks of floating ice meet the boat well down the inlet and increase in number and size as you proceed until finally when you reach the foot of the glaciers a dense mass of them effectually block the course of tho steamer. The two glaciers are named the Win dom, which is called a dead glacier, and the Foster, very much alive. It needs no explanation from a guide to tell which is alive, for tho uninitiated may see at a glance the look which even in a glacier bespeaks death, or the bright, active, glistening evidences of life and growth. The glaeiors are in- s deed a beautiful sight and kodaks and J cameras were in constant use, in t he , ] bauds of professionals us well as ama teurs during the stay at that poiut.. To attornpt a description of the glaciers or the beautiful scenes that ? were constantly changing, would be ; presumptuous, and no one realizes how j much so until they stand and gaze; upon the monster mass of ice. Each ; glistening glacier, each massive moun-j tain, each rocky gulch seems to take to i itself a personality or an individuality that words can no more describe than , they can describe the soul of man. The excursionists were all delighted i with the trip and lcud in their praises of the kind Captain who did so much to make the day pass pleasantly. A vote of thanks and three cheers hearti ly given only partly served to express the good feeling that existed. Capt. Crockott is an ideal cuptaiu for an ex cursion boat, or any othor kind of a boat for that matter, and he worked diligently all day for the pleasure and J [jomfort of his passengers. h Alaska Lodge No. 1, I. O. O. Flf of , Douglas City, is an organization of j which our city may well be proud. It j is composed of the bost men on the [slaud ami they carry the fundamental! teachings of their order into their lives.! fhe lodge should bo encouraged in avery way possible by our citizens, ami, the young men of the community, who . have not already done so, can not do j better than make application for mem-1 bership. A Letter From Ruymond Robins. The following letter from Mr. Robins ? will prove of interest to our readers: ; Dawson, N. W. T.; July 22nd, 1899, j ciiias. A. Horr, Esq., Editor Douglas Island News. Friend Hopp,?We reached this place j in the 18th inst. after a pleasant trip j if niue days in an open boat from lieu-; nett. Our trip was without incident md we shot White Horse, Five Fingers md Rink Rapids without loss or acci-' lent of any nature. Hundreds passed us on steamers, j bound for the "Hootalinqua rush," a i rocent discovery df very rich placer re-1 ported. This find is altogether eclipsed ! by the Cape Nome excitement, which is I still hurrying hundreds down the river.! It is reported that 2U00 persons have j left this point alone for the Snake river i iiggings. All information relative to lither find is unsatisfactory from any point of view and much is conflicting. The transportation companies are reap ing a rich harvist out of the usual stampede. Dawson has grown rapidly and'prop erty that could be had for the taking last summer is now worth thousands if dollars. General business is quiet but steady and the winter's outlook is excellent. There are probably three thousand idle men in the town now and some 2000 have left since the river ipenod. Labor of all kinds, skilled nochanics and wood butchers, are far ,n excess of the demand and hundreds if hungry, hopeless men walk the streets. The man that has won in this land of snow and gold is rare, and a lard luck story is the refrain of nine tenths you meet. Of the seventy-four that made up the National City expedi tion with which I sailed from San Fran lisco on the 7th of August, 1897, not me has made a fortune, threo are dead, ibout half have made wages, and the nhers are dead broke or gone back to the states. Rev. L. L. Wirt passed through on the 19th inst. en route to Eagle City, Rampart and Cape Nome. He was well lad soomod to enjoy the trip. Mrs. Ross arrived hero safely aud is pleasautly situated in her future home. \ Kiudost romembrancos to my friends in Douglas. Sincerely, Raymond Robins. enlarging the dock. Extensive Improvements at the Treadwell Water Front. The Treadwell people urc enlarging their dock facilities, and also rebuild ing the present wharf. "The News readers would like to know the extent of th?- improvements that are being made to your dock," said the scribe to Manager A. W. Corbus as he stood iu the door of the warehouse in tently gazing at the men at work and vigorously putting away at a fine Havana cigar that mingled its frag rance with the breeze from the mud flats of the low tide that then prevailed. After a moment's reflection, he re plied: "Wo are rebuilding, or I should perhaps say, strengthening and level ing the wharf, which has sagged under the great weight of the concentrates. When this part of the work is done, the dock will be extended on the south ouo hundred and fifty feet, which will give a frontage of 250 feet." "It is reported that you are going to ship some of your sulphates iu bulk when the wharf is completed, is such the case':"' "Yes when the 150 feet are added to the wharf a track will be run onto the new part and the sulphates will be taken in cars onto the dock and dumped into a chute that will convey the sulphates into the barges Colorado and Richard III, and tugs will tow them to the smelters. This will do away with the trouble and expeuse of sacking the concentrates as has boon the custom heretofore." The Treadwell people are also chang ing their railroad tracks lending to the various mills and in places putting down heavier iron. There is always something new at Treadwell. Ma turgor Corbus is a very modest young man and he didn't know lie was being interviewed. If ho had, wo would not have got the information wo did, but the News is after the news and is bound to get it, by fair means if we can?but we will have the news. Resolution of Condolence. At a meeting of the Chamber of Com morco hold on the evening of the 8th inst. the following resolution relating to the death of the late Marcus J. Cohen was adopted: Whereas, Doath has taken from our midst, Marcus J, Cohon, an houorod member of the Chamber of Commerce and one of the most respected citizons of the District of Alaska and a pioneer of the country; and Whereas, Ho was well and favorably known to us all in a business and ^ social way and bound to us in the warmest bonds of friendship; there fore, be it Resolved, That the the Chamber of Commerce being deeply alFected by his sudden demise do hereby tender to tho bereft widow and family in their Heavy affliction their sincere condolence and deepest sympathy, and that the em blems of mourning be displayed in the rooms of the Chamber of Commerce for a period of thirty days. S. Blum, B. M. Behrends, Oscar Foote, > Committee. Col. Kelsey has received from tho war department some fifty volumes of books for the Alaska National Guards, lie also received word that tho uni forms for the boys would be here in about sixty days.