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Seven Tons of Halibut Arrive for Shipment South

News of the Gold Camp - 12/16/1980

DECEMBER 30, 1899-The Douglas Fire Company received on the last trip of the City of Topeka two hose carts with hose and other apparatus. This morning the firemen had a chance to try out the new equipment when the Gem Restaurant caught fire. The equipment worked well and the fire was quickly extinguished.

Dr. Robert Ball, who for several years was manager of the Alaska Drug Company here, will open his own drug store on Seward Street opposite Behrends.

The Juneau Boating Club has organized with plans to build a boathouse on the waterfront. The Rev. L. F. Jones is Commodore of the club; The Rev. H. J. Gurr is Vice Commodore and the Rev. W. S. Bannerman is Captain.

JANUARY 6, 1900-The steamer Hoosier Bay, owned by the Chignik Coal and Fish Company, came in this morning from Sumdum and Hobart Bay where the company has fishermen stationed. She brought in about seven tons of halibut which will be shipped south on the next steamer.

Plans and specifications for the new Catholic Church to be erected at Douglas can be inspected at the home of the Rev. John B. Rene in Juneau or the home of the Rev. I. Bongis in Douglas.

On Sheep Creek the 30-stamp mill of the American Gold Mining Company is working steadily on ore from the Glacier Queen and Ibex Mines.

JANUARY 13, 1900-The City Brewery, owned by William Matlock, has opened a new department to produce soda water. It will be labeled Log Cabin Soda, with an image of the old Log Cabin Church on the label. The old church now serves as an office for the brewery and also houses the new soda water department.

JANUARY 20, 1900-B. M. Behrends of Juneau has leased the large Skagway building formerly occupied by H. A. Buer & Co, and will open a store and bank.

On January 11, Chief Johnson of Juneau was presented to President William McKinley by Senator Charles Fairbanks who visited Juneau last year. The chief talked to the President about the condition of the Indian People of Alaska. He is said to be the first Indian from Southeastern Alaska to make the journey to Washington.