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New Fire Engine Has 300 Feet of Hose

News of the Gold Camp - 12/15/1980

NOVEMBER 11, 1899-The Alaska-Juneau mine shut down for the winter on October 21 after a very successful season, according to Superintendent Nivens.

The city Brewery on Third Street, behind the old Log Cabin Church, is being enlarged by Owner William Matlock.

Judge John Malony will erect a business building in the spring on the northwest corner at Second and Seward Streets where the Banquet Saloon building now stands.

NOVEMBER 18, 1899-Juneau possess an up-to-date fire engine which arrived on the steamer Al-ki. It is a hand engine manufactured by the Seneca Falls Iron Manufacturing Company. The engine has 300 feet of hose and will throw a stream of water 100 feet.

NOVEMBER 25, 1899-Last evening the congregation of the Methodist Episcopal Church tendered a reception for the new pastor, the Rev. L. B. Smith, who arrived last week.

DECEMBER 2, 1899-Manager Ed Webster of the Juneau and Douglas Telephone Co

DECEMBER 9, 1899-Members of the Elks Lodge will give their second annual Minstrel Show at the Opera House on Monday, January 1. The proceeds will go toward beautifying the Elks section of Evergreen Cemetery.

The Alaska Treadwell and Mexican mines have now paid dividends of $1,566,931. Enough ore is in sight to keep the mines going for 20 years. There are presently 840 stamps operating in the five mills on the lode.

DECEMBER 16, 1899-Judge C. S. Johnson was last summer took the District Court to Yukon for the first time, has tendered his resignation and will practice law at Nome. He has been on the bench here for nearly three years.

DECEMBER 23, 1899-There was a loss of paper stock but little other damage when fire broke out in the offices of the Alaska Mining Record and Alaska Daily Dispatch last night, thanks to the prompt action of the Juneau Fire Department. The offices are in the Chamber of Commerce Building adjacent to Behrends Store, and is appreciation of the fine work of the department, Mr. Behrends donated $100 to the equipment fund.

DECEMBER 30, 1899-The tug Pilot with the barge Colorado in tow arrived on the channel yesterday. The barge is loaded with coal for Treadwell. They had a rough crossing of Taku Inlet and both vessel are covered with ice.