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The Douglas Island News.
Entered at Douglas Post-oiTice as Second Class Mail Matter. CHARLES A. HOPP Editor and Proprietor. PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY TERMS:?In Advance. One Year ----- $3.00 Six Months 1.50 T*hree Months ------ 75 Single Copies ------ 10 The News at Juneau. The News is on sale at the Alaska News Co's. Cor. Second and Seward St. Wednesday,'June 26,1901. WANDERINGS. Note.?There are so many little drops that go to make tip the ocean of events, that to ignore them takes away from us too much of tne lights and shadows to make the picture] perfect. "The web of life is of a mingled j yarn, good and ill together." Never Left The Road.?An old negro in a neighborhood town arose in a pray er meeting and said: "Bredderin and sisterin, l's been a mighty mean nigger in my time. I's had heaps er ups and downs?'specially downs?since I jined de church. I stole chickens and water millins, I cussed, I got drunk, I shot craps, I slashed udder coons wid my j razor, an' I done a sight of udder things but, thank the good Lawd, bredderin and sisterin, I neyer yet lost my re-! ligion." Pleased the Idiots.?A certain En glish bishop, as he was going about his diocese, asked the porter of a lunatic asylum how a chaplain whom he (the bishop) had lately appointed was get ting ou. "Oh, my lord, said the man, his preaching is most successful. The hidiots henjoys it partickler. A New Name.?One day last week one j of those "educated", half-christainized Indians was seated on the Douglas wharf, intently engaged in the arduous j occupation of fishing. A preacher?of whom Douglas has a liberal allowance at present, both resi dent and transieut?stood watching the sluggish motions of the native. The fisher was rewarded by a bite and hauled to the surface what appear ed to be a nice, large fish. With a grunt of disgust he tore it from his hook and fired it into the channel. "Why," exclaimed the on-looker, "what kind of a fish was that?" The Indian looked up, and as the least semblance of a twinkle appeared in his Asiatic eyes, replied, "Baptist fish." "Baptist fish?" said the man of God, "Why do you call it that?" And the "educated" Indian grinned as he replied, "Ugh! take um out the water, spoil quick." Ax Icy Bath.?Mr. Martin Olson, of the Board of Trade, returned last week from a trip to the wonderful Porcupine mining district. The story he tells of his experiences during a brief sojourn in that country is indeed thrilling, and, in view of the fact that no serious injuries resulted to any of the party, somewhat laughable. The Klaheena river is fed by moun tain streams that take their frigid tem perature from the glaciers. The Pullman car has not yet reached that part of Alaska, but a hay rack on a lumber wagon furnishes a very ac ceptable substitute. This vehicle car ries its regular load of passengers up and down a winding trail which crosses the treacherous Klaheena 30 times in 15 miles. When the water is low in the river all goes well, but when the warm South winds break the chains of ice that bind the tiny rivulets, and the placid stream becomes a rushing tor rent, then the fording of the river be comes a dangerous experiment. So it was when our friend Olson started on his return trip, and finally reached a specially deep ford that very nearly proved their undoing. The wat er came up higher and higher, until suddenly the hay rack gave a lurch and the four passengers were struggling in the water. They were able, however, to retain their hold on the hay rack, and, with this frail craft as their only sup port, they whirled down stream at a rapid rate. Finally a sand bar stopped theii course, but it was only by holding their bark in a slanting position that they were able to keep it from going dowr to the roaring cataract below. After an hour or more in this de lightful position they were rescued by the driver of their equipage who had escaped with the horses. They were still miles from their des tination, but after drying their cloth- , ing as best they could they continued , thoir journey in an Iudian canoe. f Mr. Olson carried a number of letters ? for the captaiu of the Mounted Police , at Troy. When he took his enforced ] bath, they floated out of his coat pock- < et and preceded him down the river. \ On arriving at Troy ho went to the cap taiu and asked him if ho received the j letters. "No," said the captain. "Well, i I sent thorn down to you yesterday," j said Olson. j ( OLIVER SHELLS THE WOODS. EVANGELIST FRENCH E. OLIVER, OF CHICAGO, ] CONDUCTING UNION GOSPEL MEETINGS IN DOUGLAS CITY. ; AN INNOVATION FOR ALASKA. SNAP SHOTS FROM HIS SERMONS. ! < The men that can be bought at a big J price here, won't bring flfteeu cents a < dozen in hell. Do you hear that, poli- J tician? ' ] . A critic can do less in more time than < any other imposition on earth. ( A good heart, a good head, and good health, makes an ideal woman. When the labor organizations will place moral plank in the platforms of their strikes, such as?The Sabbath with our families and church, God will fight for them against their enemies. God has a lock and key on his store house of grace. The trusts can't corner it, thank God! If they could, it would sell too high for poor men ever to be ' saved. Jesus Christ, the Savior of men, said: "They shall walk with me in white." j The nearer Heaven, the whiter is the dress. Dear me! It is not environment that floored you. General cusseduess is j your trouble. Way down in the States a woman said to me: "If God is all-powerful, why don't he kill the devil?" I re plied: "That would leave too many orphans; the devil has a mighty big family." When a man will sell out his princi ple to engage in a business that rots the morals, ruins homes, breaks moth ers', wives* and childrens' hearts, and damns souls?such as the whiskey bus iness certainly does?he is not in a call ing worthy of a man. That is a busi ness fit only for devils. Now I want that to soak in. Yes, I know this is "not away back east," but you can't escape God's eye in Alaska. You said when you started: i | "Good bye, Lord, I am going to Alaska. j I'll see you later." ?? "Don't be fanatical, Oliver," they say j to me; "a man has got to live." Hold on there, partner, this world got along bully over G000 year9 without you. God's word says: "It is appointed un- j to men once to die, but after this the i judgment." You don't have to live, but you have to die. Prepare to meet thy God. There was an Agnostic wedding down | in Cincinnati a few weeks before I left j the States, in which the contracting j ! parties agreed that when it was discov- j : ered in their conjugal journey that they j i were not mated, either would be un ? molested by the other in the divorce , court. That is like yoking a cow and a j jackass to a portable powder house on : Mt. Cheops without a driver. Death for the right does not mean defeat. Not until the morning of the Resurrection was "death swallowed up j in victory." Look not ia the cold gray city for the long forgotten ones; "why seek you tho living among the dead?" | The heroes of early christian battles ! live beyond the sunset's radiant glow, ! in the city not made with hands, etern al in the heavens. Some people think they are the whole works as long as Dame Fortune smiles on them; but when her daughter?Mis Fortune?turns the liquid air on them ! they find out that this is a cold world. KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS ATTENTION i Castle Hall, North Star Lodge No. 2. K. of P., Douglas, Alaska, J uue 20, '01. All Knights are hereby requested to meet at Treadwell City, at 8:15 a. m., . sharp, on the 4th day of July, 1901, for . the purpose of participating in the 4th ? of July parade. By order of? L H. R. Shepard, ?Chancellor Commander. seal J. E. Haman, - K. of R, and S. r _ I News office for job work. FIRE AT THE SAW MILL. Last Sunday afternoon a volume of 3moke and a tongue of flame wore dis sovered issuing from the roof of the saw mill belonging to the Alaska Treadwell Mining company. A quick, short run with the big hose cart, Ave leugths of hose, and a dozen or more anergotic men, and tho fire was out and the mill was saved. The fire started in a pile of sawdust in the boiler room and worked its way up inside the building to the roof. The damage to the property is not ?reat. "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Standard Disinfect ant prevents. HO cents a pound. The Douglas City Pharmacy. Notice of Election. Notice is hereby given that on Friday, Juno >8th, 1901, at the Treadwell Store, in tho City of Treadwell, Alaska, an election will bo held for city and school officers, namely: Seven souncilmrn for the City of Treadwell, and three school directors, all to hold office for one year from and after the first Monday in July, 1901. Said election will be held at nine o'clock a. m., and shall routine until six o'clock p. ni. of said day without closing the polls. The officers of said election shall be: Judges, John Moore, E. J. N. Ott, 11. it. ltog ars; clerks, Frank Pearce, Daniel Webster. Dated, Treadwell City, Alaska, this 12th day of June, 1901. It. It. ROGERS, Clerk of Treadwell City. Date of first publication, June 12,1901. HOTEL [S[0RTHERN DOUGLAS, ALASKA New Hotel It?**, t Newly Furnished \ ~ u s ~c ass Large Sample Rooms Fine Sunday Dinners a Specialty R. J. HILTS, Prop. ISLAND LUMBER MILLS GREEN & SLATER, Props, manufacturers of and dealers in ROB I FINISHED LUMBER Doors, Windows, Tar Paper and Shingles FRONT STREET - DOUGLAS, ALASKA ]| JOHN J WW j IIVIeatjyiarket| II Butch= I i) o i ? i is ers i I > i 4 ) 4 !!' Kvs I i! mr. \ ? . i f < I ) 4 li Gro=j ! cers j M??ol CHRIS' ART CALLER1 AND VARIETY STORE A complete line of Candies, Cigars anc Tobaccos, Stationery and Magazines All kinds of Portrait and Ar work. Picture Frames all kinds, i Agt. for Seattle Daily Times ? ?? ??www ????%%?? Jon EXHIBITION AT BACH'S ....MILLINERY.... CONSISTING OF TRIMMED HATS, WALKING HATS AND SAILORS A very large and beautiful display of Flowers and Trimmings. HATS TRIMMED TO ORDER * ? ? # ALSO, we wish to call your attention to our well selected stock of Ladies' Up-to-date and Ready-to-wear Tea Gowns. Dressing Sacques, Silk and Wool Waists, Under Skirts, Silk, Wool nnd Muslin Underwear, Shirt Waists, Summer Dress Goods, and Trimmings of Applique, Allover Lace, Embroideries, Ac. ? ? * ? * EN'S Fancy Silk Shirts, Men's Fancy Wool and Silk Shirts. Men's / \ Laundried White and Colored Shirts, Men's Four-in-hand Ties and Ties of all descriptions. A fine line of Men's Underwear. We have the finest assortment of Men's Shoes to bo found in Dong-la*. * ? | FRANK BACH, Front Street I |}?uvvu vwvvinl ^Pacific Coast S. S. Co . PIONEER ALASKA LINE Safe, Fast, Punctual, Luxurious, Courteous Treatment, Splendid Meals For Seattle and Puget Sound Points the elegant steamships Cottage City Sunday, July 21st. Tnn^I^o Wednesday, June 26th. I Thursday, July 11th. 11 Wednesday, July 3rd. \/L!CCIl Thursday, July 18. ^'I^ay'QUEEN June 28=July 13 skagway Cottage City 8 np f JULY 8th I opeka j^ne33rd ?9~Sailiug dates every fifth clay thereafter. The company reserves right to change steamers, sailing dates and hours of Sailing without previ ous notice. tor information regarding passenger and freight rates, apply to H. R. SHEPARD, Agent, Douglas City, Alasku. Douglas Apera House www www wwww% ^ | wwww S. QIUS, Prop. * J* OPEN ALL NIGHT ^ ^ SHOW EVERY EVENING Claret Wine, Bottled Beer, Bottled ! Porter. All Kinds of the Best Do- Hot and Mixed Drinks mestic and Imported Liquors a Specialty.c^e^^M Always in Stock. TheD0U&las 0pera House : 1| g????CBceeaa?a??| ' * O OYAL CAFE 11 IVESTAURANT j; Mrs. A. Pognant, prop. > I g | j > g Board and Lodging $30 per Month !|g ? ]| ! g Meals 35 Cents J | | | OPEN DAY AND NIGHT J i ut Geo. Riedi, Proprietor. Buns, Doughnuts and all kinds of Cookies IO C PER DOZ. Give us atrial for Bread, Cukes, ?fcc ??c. ? """""" ^Roeoeo6oeoeo0o6o@oeoeoeo6oeo0o0o0o0o0oeof^ 0 * The Douglas Steam % | Laundry will do your t | work with neatness I ^OG??)e0e0eeo9fle9GO9ee?50Q0O990O9O0OGoeoBotO:?? I JOHN FEUSI | ^ dealer in ^ Hardware, Second Hand $ Furniture, and Coffins, jgj $ Special attention paid to repair p & work and Jobbing of all kinds, tf | FRONT STREET, DOUGLAS. 1