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The Alaska Searchlight

Calling itself "a literary and news journal of the far north," the Alaska Searchlight was one of Juneau's earliest newspapers. Its first issue was published on December 17, 1894, and it continued for about 4 years.

In 1895, some Juneau citizens were interested in starting an Episcopal church to be known as Trinity Church. The following are the Searchlight's stories of their efforts.


Monday, February 4 1895
 
Local Rays p. 4
      Shortly before twelve o'clock last Saturday night, flames were
seen issuing from the roof of the residence of Dr. H. A Hofste, on
Sixth street. The alarm was quickly rung by the fire bell and
both hose companies turned out in good time. Hose company No.
2 was the first at the hydrant at the corner of Seward and Fifth
streets and the hose was quickly connected, but its 300 feet of
hose was not long enough to reach the burning building so 100
feet from hose-reel No. 2 was coupled on and in a few minutes a
stream was playing upon the flames and the fire was soon under
control though it was more than an hour before it was completely
extinguished. It was very fortunate that there was but little
wind blowing at the time and that all the roofs of the buildings
near by were covered by snow. The hose companies worked
well and did effective work in keeping the fire from spreading but it
had gained such headway that it was impossible to save the
building, which is completely ruined though walls and roof are
still standing. The origin of the fire seems to be a mystery.
Dr. Hofste went to Sitka several weeks ago and Mrs. Hofste joined
him there on the last steamer, and during their absence the house
has been closed. From the appearance of the fire there is but
little doubt that it originated from the stove or pipe, as when
first discovered the flames were pouring out of the terra cotta
chimney. It is supposed that some one must have started a fire
in the house for the purpose of drying it out and preventing
dampness, and that the fire started in this way.
   Nothing was saved and Dr. and Mrs. Hofste lose all their
clothing and household effects. The building and most of the
furniture was the property of J. Montgomery Davis, whose loss
will be about $900.00.
 

Monday, May 13 1895
 
Local Rays p. 7
      Mr. and Mrs. J. Montgomery Davis have generously offered
to donate to the Episcopal board of missions, New York city, for
building a church the lot on Sixth street where the cottage occu-
pied by Dr. Hofste was burned last January. The site is a very
good one and it is hoped that Juneau may soon have a new church.
 

Saturday, June 8 1895
 
Sunday Services p. 7
      Episcopalian--Rev. George Bazzelle, Log Cabin church, 11
a. m. Morning prayer, sermon and Holy Communion. Court
house, 8 p. m., evening service and sermon.
 

Saturday, June 8 1895
 
Local Rays p. 8
      Rev. George Buzzelle will hold services at the Log Cabin
church Sunday forenoon at 11 o'clock; at the Court house Sun-
day evening at 8 o'clock, and at the Treadwell boarding house on
Douglas island at 8 o'clock Monday evening.
 

Saturday, June 8 1895
 
Local Rays p. 8
      The steamer Willapa arrived from Sound ports last Monday
night having made the trip in less than five days. It brought 250
tons of freight for Juneau. The cabin passengers were: N. L.
Osborne, W. F. Morley, Miss Louise Evans, Rev. Geo. Buz-
zelle, P. J. Moran, G. P. Runmeolin, W. F. Woodward, John
Salbury, Geo. Cox, W. P. Warnsley, Geo. Fillhouer, E. Mays-
tron, D. Matheson, Wm. Essenser, R. K. Hooer. Eleven steerage.
 

Saturday, June 8 1895
 
Local Rays p. 10
      Rev. George Buzzelle, an Episcopalian clergyman of Tacoma,
arrived on the Willapa. Mr. Buzzelle will visit Sitka on the next
Topeka and return home on the same steamer.
 

Saturday, June 15 1895
 
Local Rays p. 6
      Last Sunday the services held at the Log Cabin church and at
the court house by Rev. George Buzzelle, were largely attended.
Mr. Buzzelle is an eloquent preacher who is thoroughly convers
ant with western life. He expressed much gratification at the re-
ception he had met with in Alaska and said that he felt sure some
steps would soon be taken to organize an Episcopal church here.
After the evening services many remained to talk over the plan of
organizing a society and all seemed to favor it. Monday evening
services were held at the Treadwell boarding house and Tuesday
evening at Kane's hall in Douglas city.
 

Friday, June 21 1895
 
Births p. 6
      Thursday, June 27, to Mr. and Mrs. J. Montgomery Davis, a
daughter.
 

Saturday, August 3 1895
 
p. 6
      Rev. George Buzzelle, of Tacoma, the first clergyman to hold
Episcopalian services in this part of Alaska, has not forgotten his
promises to do all he could toward securing the organization of a
church in Juneau. In a letter to Judge Bugbee received by the
last mail he writes that Bishop Barker will undoubtedly send a
minister here temporarily by the next steamer, a man of much
learning and intelligence and an old-timer in the missionary field.
Mr. Buzzelle's report on Alaska accompanied by a warm letter
from the bishop recommending its adoption has been forwarded
to the New York Board of Missions but no action can be taken on
it at present as this board is not in session during the warm
weather and will not meet until the latter part of next month.
 

Saturday, August 24 1895
 
Local Rays p. 7
      The ladies of the Episcopal church guild wish to announce
that they will give a social on Tuesday evening next at 8 o'clock
in the court house. The public are cordially invited to attend.
An extensive assortment of aprons for ladies and children will be
offered for sale. Admission, including refreshments, fifty cents.
 

Saturday, August 31 1895
 
Local Rays p. 4
      The sociable given by the ladies guild of the Episcopal church
at the courthouse last Tuesday evening proved a very pleasant
affair in spite of the weather. The principal feature of the even-
ing's entertainment was the music furnished by a quartet com-
posed of Mrs. H. W. Mellen, Mrs. W. B. Hoggatt, Edward Haley
and A. W. Corbus, two playing guitars and two banjos. The
sale of some very pretty aprons materially increased the receipts,
which netted $65 for the building fund. After refreshments were
served, the dancers enjoyed themselves until midnight brought an
end to what we trust is the beginning of a series of delightful
entertainments.
 

Saturday, September 7 1895
 
Episcopal Church p. 5
      A meeting of the members and friends of the Protestant Epis-
copal church in the United States of America, will be called for 2
p. m. at the Log Cabin church on Monday next to organize a
mission [Quoad parish], by the nomination for appointment by
the bishop, of a warden, a secretary, and a treasurer, for the year.
At the same time a financial committee will be elected to solicit
funds for the building of a church. All persons interested are
earnestly requested to attend this important meeting. Notice of
services next Sunday in another column.
 

Saturday, September 7 1895
 
Church Services p. 6
      Episcopal church. Rev. Dr. Nevius, rector. Services every
Sunday at 11 a. m. in the Log Cabin church, and at 7:30 p. m.
in the mission chapel.
 

Saturday, September 7 1895
 
Local Rays p. 8
      Rev. Dr. Nevius has come to the city under special commission
of Bishop Barker of the diocese of Olympia, to open and take
charge of a mission of the Episcopal church in this place. Services
will be held in the Log Cabin church at 11 a. m. next Sunday and
in the court house at 8 p. m. Appointments for the future in
Juneau and on Douglas island will be made at the time of the
meetings announced above.
 

Saturday, September 21 1895
 
Local Rays p. 4
      The ladies' guild of the Episcopal church gave a most enjoyable
social at the court house last Wednesday evening. There was a
good attendance present all of whom had a pleasant time. Danc-
ing was the chief feature of the evening's entertainment. The
net receipts were $23.50, which amount will be expended in the
purchase of material for making useful and fancy articles for a
fair, which will be held during the Christmas holidays.
 

Saturday, September 21 1895
 
Church Services p. 5
      Episcopal church. Rev. Dr. Nevius, rector--Services every
Sunday at 11 a. m. in the Log Cabin church, and at 7:30 p. m.
in the Mission chapel.
 

Saturday, September 21 1895
 
Local Rays p. 8
      A meeting to take into consideration proposals for site, plans
and building of an Episcopal church and for the maintenance of
its services, will be held next Monday evening at the Log Cabin
church.
 

Saturday, September 28 1895
 
p. 4
      At a meeting held at the Log Cabin church last Monday even-
ing to take into consideration proposals for sites and plans for
building an Episcopal church here it was decided to erect a church
building as soon as funds could be raised for that purpose. Mr.
and Mrs. J. Montgomery Davis' generous offer of the lot on Sixth
street where the dwelling occupied by Dr. Hofste was burned last
winter was discussed. This site is an excellent one but some
thought it would be better to purchase a lot nearer the center of
town. The vote resulted in a decision to purchase a down-town
lot if a suitable one could be obtained at a reasonable figure. The
matter of raising subscriptions was left to the finance committee.
If our citizens give liberally Juneau will have a church to be
proud of.
 

Saturday, September 28 1895
 
Church Services p. 5
      Episcopal church. Rev. Dr. Nevius, rector--Services every
Sunday at 11 a. m. in the Log Cabin church, and at 7:30 p. m.
in the Mission chapel.
 

Saturday, October 5 1895
 
Church Services p. 5
      Trinity church, Rev. Dr. Nevius, rector--Sunday at 11 a. m.
in the Log Cabin church, and at 7:30 p. m. in the Mission chapel.
Early celebration 8 a. m. at Log Cabin church except on the first
Sunday in the month, when it will be at the 11 o'clock service.
 

Saturday, October 5 1895
 
Local Rays p. 7
      On Tuesday evening next there will be given another of the
series of Episcopal guild receptions at the court house.
 

Saturday, October 5 1895
 
Local Rays p. 8
      The ladies of the Episcopal church guild were entertained at
the pleasant home of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. F. Johnson, Tuesday
last.
 

Saturday, October 12 1895
 
Local Rays p. 4
      The finance committee of Trinity church are meeting with good
success in their laudable efforts to raise money for the erection of
a church building here. Over $900 has already been subscribed
and there are several persons yet to be seen who will doubtless
contribute liberally. The plans of the building show a very neat
and pleasing structure which can be erected for the modest sum of
$1200. It was voted to buy a lot downtown but this matter will
be reconsidered when the finance committee make their report and
the church will doubtless be built upon the Sixth street lot which
Mr. and Mrs. J. Montgomery Davis have so kindly offered to
donate.
 

Saturday, October 12 1895
 
Local Rays p. 4
      Another of the pleasant socials of the Episcopal church guild
occurred at the court house on Tuesday evening last and was very
well attended; considering the inclement weather. About 9 o'clock
the guests began to arrive and at 10 o'clock the room was well
filled with Juneau's best people, all eager for the enjoyment that
always attends these receptions. The Music was furnished by
G. W. Creese and Mrs. Wm. Huson, with Mr. Mathew, of Port-
land, as prompter. All enjoyed themselves to the full limit.
The receipts of the evening were $25. Refreshments were served
at 12 o'clock after which the dancing continued and it was 2
o'clock when the orchestra played "Home, Sweet Home." It
is probable that another reception will be given in the near future.
 

Saturday, October 12 1895
 
Local Rays p. 5
      The success of the lunch served at the Trinity church social
Tuesday night is largely due to the skill of Mrs. M. B. Archer, of
Douglas.
 

Saturday, October 12 1895
 
Local Rays p. 5
      The ladies' guild of Trinity church will hold a bazaar the last of
November or in December for the purpose of raising money for the
building fund. The new hall which is to be built at the People's
wharf has been engaged for it. The ladies are hard at work and
with the assistance of our townspeople will make it a great success.
 

Saturday, October 12 1895
 
Church Services p. 6
      Trinity church, Rev. Dr. Nevius, rector--Sunday at 11 a. m.
in the Log Cabin church, and at 7:30 p. m. in the Mission chapel.
Early celebration 8 a. m. at Log Cabin church except on the first
Sunday in the month, when it will be at the 11 o'clock service.
   Episcopal church service at Douglas island on Tuesday night,
in Bear's Nest hall, at 7:30 o'clock. R. D. Nevius missionary in
charge.
 

Saturday, October 12 1895
 
Local Rays p. 7
      The coming social events--Trinity church bazaar and Hose Co.
No. 2 dance--Don't miss either of them.
 

Saturday, October 19 1895
 
Church Services p. 6
      Trinity church, Rev. Dr. Nevius, rector--Sunday at 11 a. m.
in the Log Cabin church, and at 7:30 p. m. in the Mission chapel.
Early celebration 8 a. m. at Log Cabin church except on the first
Sunday in the month, when it will be at the 11 o'clock service.
   Episcopal church service at Douglas island on Tuesday night,
in Bear's Nest hall, at 7:30 o'clock. R. D. Nevius missionary in
charge.
   The ladies' guild of Trinity church will give another of their
enjoyable socials at the court house next Wednesday evening
which the public are cordially invited to attend. Besides a pleas-
ant social and a fine supper there will be good music in attendance
and allow all who delight in dancing will have ample opportunity to
indulge in this favorite pastime. Tickets for gentleman and lady,
including supper, only $1.25.
 

Saturday, October 26 1895
 
Local Rays p. 5
      The ladies' guild of Trinity church gave an enjoyable social at
the court house last Wednesday evening. The attendance was
not large owing to the wind and rain, which seems to be the
fated accompaniment of every entertainment the ladies assay, but
all who braved the elements report a very pleasant time. The
music and dancing were the chief features of the evening. The
lunch was most delicately prepared and daintily served. About
forty persons were in attendance and the receipts some $20.00.
 

Saturday, October 26 1895
 
Local Rays p. 6
      The building fund of Trinity church has not been growing very
rapidly of late. The finance committee meet to-night at Dr.
Bentley's office.
 

Saturday, October 26 1895
 
Church Services p. 6
      Trinity church, Rev. Dr. Nevius, rector--Sunday at 11 a. m.
in the Log Cabin church, and at 7:30 p. m. in the Mission chapel.
Early celebration 8 a. m. at Log Cabin church except on the first
Sunday in the month, when it will be at the 11 o'clock service.
   Episcopal church service at Douglas island on Tuesday night,
in Bear's Nest hall, at 7:30 o'clock. R. D. Nevius missionary in
charge.
 

Saturday, October 26 1895
 
Local Rays p. 8
      The bazaar to be given by the ladies' guild will be opened the
week before Christmas in the new hall at the People's wharf.
    The ladies' guild of Trinity church meets every Friday evening,
with Mrs. S. D. Wallace at her residence on Harrison and Fifth
streets.
 

Saturday, November 2 1895
 
Church Services p. 5
      Trinity church, Rev. Dr. Nevius, rector--Sunday at 11 a. m. in
the Log Cabin church, and at 7:30 p. m. in the Mission chapel.
Early celebration 8 a. m. at Log Cabin church except on the first
Sunday in the month, when it will be at the 11 o'clock service.
   Episcopal church service at Douglas island on Tuesday night,
in Bear's Nest hall, at 7:30 o'clock. R. D. Nevius missionary in
charge.
 

Saturday, November 2 1895
 
Local Rays p. 7
      Trinity church society has purchased a lot on Gold street oppo-
site the residence of Karl Koehler from the heirs of the Reed es-
tate for $375. As soon as the sale has been confirmed the erection
of a church building will be begun. The location is a good one
and will doubtless prove satisfactory to all.
 

Saturday, November 9 1895
 
To the Public p. 4
      The ladies' guild of Trinity church will hold a bazaar on Wed-
nesday and Thursday evenings, December 4 and 5, at the new
hall at the People's wharf, for the purpose of raising money for
the building fund. All are cordially invited to attend and to con-
tribute as liberally as possible toward this laudable undertaking.
Donations of every kind of useful or fancy articles for sale will be
very gladly received. They can be sent to any member of the
guild at any time. Gifts from any of our storekeepers will be
greatly appreciated. They will be disposed of by lot and care
will be taken to make each of these a valuable advertisement for
the donor. Articles for decorating the hall and refreshments for
the tables will prove most welcome. Out of your abundance give
liberally and help along this good work.     COMMITTEE.
 

Saturday, November 9 1895
 
Church Services p. 6
      Trinity church, Rev. Dr. Nevius, rector--Sunday at 11 a. m. in
the Log Cabin church, and at 7:30 p. m. in the Mission chapel.
Early celebration 8 a. m. at Log Cabin church except on the first
Sunday in the month, when it will be at the 11 o'clock service.
   Episcopal church service at Douglas island on Tuesday night,
in Bear's Nest hall, at 7:30 o'clock. R. D. Nevius missionary in
charge.
 

Saturday, November 9 1895
 
Local Rays p. 8
      The executors of the estate of W. F. Reed filed their final ac-
count in the probate court, Tuesday, and a decree was made set-
ting apart the property to Mrs. Mary F. Redmond, of Franklin,
Tenn., a sister of the deceased.
 

Saturday, November 9 1895
 
Local Rays p. 8
      Judge Bugbee is making several handsome little sketches for
the bazaar to be held by the ladies' guild.
 

Saturday, November 16 1895
 
Tenders p. 4
      The committee of Trinity Church invite tinders for clearing,
ditching, grading of lot, and construction, including foundation,
of a church, to be built on lot 8, block 15, situate on Gold street.
Plans and specifications to be seen at the office of Dr. R. I. Bent-
ley. Tenders not to include cost of material. The committee re-
serves the right to reject any and all bids. Sealed tenders to be
sent to Dr. R. I. Bentley, the secretary, not later than Novem-
ber 22, 1895.
 

Saturday, November 16 1895
 
Church Services p. 5
      Trinity church, Rev. Dr. Nevius, rector--Sunday at 11 a. m.
in the Log Cabin church, and at 7:30 p. m. in the Mission chapel.
Early celebration 8 a. m. at Log Cabin church except on the first
Sunday in the month, when it will be at the 11 o'clock service.
   Episcopal church service at Douglas island on Tuesday night,
in Bear's Nest hall, at 7:30 o'clock. R. D. Nevius missionary in
charge.
 

Saturday, November 16 1895
 
Local Rays p. 8
      Rev. Peter T. Rowe of Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, has been
elected bishop of the newly created Episcopal diocease of Alaska.
He is expected to arrive at Juneau in a few weeks.
 

Saturday, November 16 1895
 
Local Rays p. 8
      The Midwinter club held it meeting last Thursday evening at
the rooms of Judge Bugbee in the postoffice building. E. F. Cas-
sel, J. J. Rutledge, R. S. Kalenborn, Rev. R. D. Nevius, Dr. R.
Irvine Bently, George W. Graves, J. H. McWaters, Olin H.
Adsit, Charles W. Garside, Eugene C. Stahl, Morris Orton and
Theo. R. Needham were elected to membership. The next meet-
ing of the club will be held Monday, 8 p. m., at Judge Bugbee's
rooms.
 

Saturday, November 23 1895
 
Church Services p. 6
      Trinity church, Rev. Dr. Nevius, rector--Sunday at 11 a. m. in
the Log Cabin church, and at 7:30 p. m. in the Mission chapel.
Early celebration 8 a. m. at Log Cabin church except on the first
Sunday in the month, when it will be at the 11 o'clock service.
    Episcopal church service at Douglas island on Tuesday night,
in Bear's Nest hall, at 7:30 o'clock. R. D. Nevius missionary in
charge.
 

Saturday, November 30 1895
 
p. 3
      The fair to be given by the ladies' guild of Trinity Church will
open in the new hall on the People's wharf next Wednesday
afternoon and continue until Thursday evening. This will be a
fine opportunity to buy souvenirs to send away to your friends
for Christmas presents. Everyone should attend and assist the
ladies in this laudable enterprise. The proceeds of the fair will
go to furnish the new church to be built on Gold street.
 

Saturday, November 30 1895
 
Local Rays p. 5
      Do not fail to attend the fair given by the ladies' guild of
Trinity church, December 4 and 5, in the new hall on the People's
wharf.
 

Saturday, November 30 1895
 
Church Services p. 8
      Trinity church, Rev. Dr. Nevius, rector--Sunday at 11 a. m. in
the Log Cabin church, and at 7:30 p. m. in the Mission chapel.
Early celebration 8 a. m. at Log Cabin church except on the first
Sunday in the month, when it will be at the 11 o'clock service.
   Episcopal church service at Douglas island on Tuesday night,
in Bear's Nest hall, at 7:30 o'clock. R. D. Nevius missionary in
charge.
 

Saturday, December 7 1895
 
Local Rays p. 8
      The ladies' guild of the Trinity church opened their bazaar last
evening at the new hall on the People's wharf. The decorations
were very handsome and a large variety of useful and beautiful ar-
ticles were offered for sale in tasteful booths. Dancing commenced
shortly after ten o'clock. The attendance was large and every one
expressed pleased surprise at the brilliant success of the affair. The
ladies deserve great praise. Everyone should attend this evening.
It is the only proper thing to do.
 

Saturday, December 14 1895
 
The Bazaar a Success p. 8
      The bazaar given by the ladies' guild of Trinity Church closed
last Saturday evening and the ladies scored a signal success.
Skillful hands transformed the hall into a bower of beauty.
Prettily decorated booths were arranged around the hall, where
works of art, needle work, confections and refreshments were
offered for sale. The art booth was perhaps most generally ad-
mired; here were pretty pictures in oil and water colors besides a
choice collection of Alaskan photos. Mrs. J. P. Whitney and Mrs.
H. W. Mellen were in charge and proved themselves Capable
salesladies. The booth containing fancy needle work was an-
other chief attraction and Mesdames C. D. Taylor and J. J. Rut-
ledge found many purchase among the admiring throng. Some
of the needle work was exquisitely done. Mrs. A. C. Van Doran
assisted my Miss Fitzgerald presided over the fish pond where
some of the prizes captured caused no small amount of merriment.
Mrs. R. I. Bently and Mrs. John Timmins offered many useful
articles to tempt that class of buyers who always want to be sure
they are getting value received when they spend their money.
Besides usefulness their comforters, laundry-bags, aprons and sofa
pillows were very handsome. Miss Mary Ebersole presided over the
booth where a large assortment of French candies proved too
tempting for most people to resist. Mrs. John McLoughlin sold
the toys and pretty little Christmas gifts for the little folks. Mrs.
S. C. Leonhardt in the charmingly quaint costume of Japan
served tea in prettily decorated cups. The many attractive wares
in the Japanese booth and its bright decorations made it one of
the features of the fair. The refreshment tables, loaded with
delicacies and some of the more substantial articles of food were
in charge of a skilled caterer, Mrs. M. B. Archer, who served her
patrons with the finest of coffee and real cream. The drawing
of the prizes resulted as follows: Silk crazy quilt--Judge Bugbee;
Mount Shasta, an oil painting by Mrs. J. Montgomery Davis--F.
C. Hammond; water color sketch by Judge Bugbee--Frank W.
Young; Silk umbrella--Mrs. F. D. Nowell; Pansies, and oil paint-
ing by Mrs. J. P. Whitney--Mrs. R. I. Bentley; sofa pillow--
Mrs. C. H. Pearce; Quilt--Mrs. R. I. Bentley; sofa pillow--Mrs.
Yager; gold ring set with opal and rubies--Fred D. Nowell;
doily, Mrs. McGlew; lamp shade--R. J. Hiltz.
   There was dancing both evenings which was heartily enjoyed
by many of those present. The attendance was large, proving
the public interest taken in the work. The receipts were nearly
$400 and after paying all expenses some $280 remain in the
treasury which will be expended in furnishing the new church.
Besides the money derived from the sale of articles donated, the
ladies realized $2 from the phonograph, and $15 from the kineto-
scope, this sum being one half the receipts of the first evening and
all of those of the second; $5 from Y. Kawakami, which was more
than twenty per cent of the sales of the Japanese Bazaar, while
Winter & Pond generously donated the entire amount received
from the sale of the photos. These were the only concessions granted
and they paid well.
 

Saturday, December 14 1895
 
Local Rays p. 9
      Work on Trinity church will soon commence and the building
is expected to be ready for occupancy about March 1.
 

Saturday, December 14 1895
 
Local Rays p. 9
      Rev. Dr. Nevius is arranging a Christmas entertainment for
the young people of the Episcopal and Presbyterian churches.
Magic lantern pictures illustrating the birth and life of the
Savior will be the principal feature.
 

Saturday, December 14 1895
 
p. 10
      The consecration of Alaska's new bishop, Rt. Rev. Peter Trim-
ble Rowe, took place at St. George's church, New York city, No-
vember 30. The occasion was one long to be remembered. There
was scarcely standing room when Bishop Doane of Albany, con-
secrator, assisted by Bishop Potter, of New York, and Bishop
Davies, of Michigan, began the services. The following Bishops
were present: Starkey of Newark, Walker of North Dakota,
Whittaker, of Pennsylvania, Brooke of Oklahoma, Leonard of
Nevada, Brewer of Montana, and Wells of Spokane.
 

Saturday, December 14 1895
 
Church Services p. 10
      Trinity church, Rev. Dr. Nevius, rector--Sunday at 11 a. m. in the
Log Cabin church, and at 7:30 p. m. in the Mission chapel.
Early celebration 8 a. m. at Log Cabin church except on the first
Sunday in the month, when it will be at the 11 o'clock service.
   Episcopal church service at Douglas island on Tuesday night,
in Bear's Nest hall, at 7:30 o'clock. R. D. Nevius missionary in
charge.
 

Saturday, December 21 1895
 
p. 10
      To the people of Alaska Christmas brings joyous festivities the
same as to those resident in more populous parts of our country.
Our people feel the sweet solemnity of the season as do those who
dwell neath the sacred shadows of taller spires. Our children
hail the coming of Santa Claus with just the same enthusiasm as
does merry childhood in the happiest homes in Christendom.
The services and festivals of the week here will be as follows:
Trinity church, Episcopalian, Rev. Dr. Nevius pastor. Christ-
mas day, early celebration 9 a. m. Morning service, sermon and
celebration at 11 a. m.; Log Cabin Church.
   Christmas eve, 8 p. m. the children of Trinity church and the
members of the Presbyterian Sunday school will have a combined
carol service at the Presbyterian mission church. The story of
the Nativity will be presented in pictures, song and story. The
festival is given for the children and the teachers of the Sunday
school. Every child in town who cares to come will be welcome
and each will receive a token of the thoughtfulness of the ladies
who have it in charge.
 

Saturday, December 28 1895
 
Christmas Festivities p. 20
   TRINITY CHURCH.
    The entertainment given on Christmas eve for the children of
the Episcopal and Presbyterian churches drew a large audience.
The story of the Nativity in picture, story and song was full of
interest to all. The stereopticon worked well and the slides were
works of art. Rev. Dr. Nevius explained the pictures and his
explanations were interspersed with appropriate songs. At the
close of the entertainment all received bags of candy, nuts and
fruit.
 

Saturday, December 28 1895
 
Church Services p. 20
      Trinity church, Rev. Dr. Nevius, rector--Sunday at 11 a. m. in
the Log Cabin church, and at 7:30 p. m. in the Mission chapel.
Early celebration 8 a. m. at Log Cabin church except on the first
Sunday in the month, when it will be at the 11 o'clock service.
   Episcopal church service at Douglas island on Tuesday night,
in Bear's Nest hall, at 7:30 o'clock. R. D. Nevius missionary in
charge.
 

Saturday, January 4 1896
 
A Pleasant Entertainment p. 8
      The first entertainment of the second series, given by the Mid-
winter club occurred at the People's hall on Tuesday evening last
and was well attended by the representative citizens of Juneau.
The program, which was exceedingly interesting, was fully car-
ried out as follows:
Quartet--"The Old Oaken Bucket,". . . . . . . . . . . Messrs. R.
     A. Kalenborn, Frank Maltby, J. J. Rutledge, Frank Bogan
Song--"The Ship,". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frank Maltby
Recitation--"Winning Cup's Race,". . . . . . . . . . . . . E. Percy Pond
Song--"Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep,". . . . . . . Frank Bogan
Recitation--"Orpheus and Eurydice,". . . . . . . . . . . . . S. A. Keller
Quartet--"Down on the Farm,". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
     . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Messrs. Kalenborn, Maltby, Rutledge, Bogan
Song--"He Was a Prince,". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . R.A. Kalenborn
Song--"The Heart Bowed Down,". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frank Bogan
   The fact that Mrs. J. Montgomery Davis was unavoidably ab-
sent was deeply regretted by all present, also on account of the
ferry boat being unable to make its regular trip the bagpipe solo,
by Mr. John Spence, had to be dispensed with, but aside from
this the entertainment was highly pleasing. After the enter-
tainment the ladies of Trinity church guild took charge of affairs
and the floor was cleared and dancing indulged in until a late
hour, the music being furnished by Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Huson.
M. Fornia acted as prompter. Refreshments were served through-
out the evening, and all present enjoyed a most delightful time.
 

Saturday, January 11 1896
 
Local Rays p. 12
      Rev. Dr. Nevius has so far recovered from his recent illness as
to be able to hold services again to-morrow.
 

Saturday, January 18 1896
 
Church Services p. 8
      Trinity church, Rev. Dr. Nevius, rector--Sunday at 11 a. m. in
the Log Cabin church, and at 7:30 p. m. in the Mission chapel.
Early celebration 8 a. m. at Log Cabin church except on the first
Sunday in the month, when it will be at the 11 o'clock service.
 

Saturday, January 18 1896
 
Alaska's First Episcopal Bishop p. 9
      The Rev. Peter Trimble Rowe, M. A., missionary bishop-elect
of Alaska, was born in Toronto, Canada, November 20, 1856. His
collegiate education was pursued at Trinity universary, Toronto,
from which source he received the degree of G. A. in 1878, and M.
A. in 1880; both in course. Was ordained deacon November 3d,
1878, and priest November 14th, 1880, both by the Rt. Rev. F. D.
Fauquier, D. D., D. C. L., bishop of Algoma. He was stationed
after his ordination, among the Ojibeway Indians at Garden
River, Ontario, in the diocese of Algoma, then almost the frontier
and had charge of the Indian and white missions along the north
shore of Lake Huron, including the islands of St. Joseph and
Cockburn. On June 1, 1881, he married Lora H. Carry, daugh-
ter of the late Rev. Dr. John Carry. He was received into the
American church by Bishop Harris of Michigan, in July, 1882,
and placed in charge of the mission of St. James, Sault Ste. Marie
and of other missionary work in Chippewa county, and has since
continued at the same port. At the time of his election to the
episcopate hew as a member of the Standing Committee of the
Missionary District of Northern Michigan, and also an Examin-
ing Chaplain. Was elected Missionary Bishop of Alaska by the
General Convention of 1895. His consecration took place in
St. George's Church, New York City, on St. Andrew's
Day, November 30, 1895. Mr. Rowe will be the first Bishop
of this communion in Alaska, a former election by the House
of Bishops having proved invalid by a technicality.
   Rev. Mr. Beer of Redwing, Minn., has been selected as rector
of Trinity church and will arrive here with Bishop Rowe.
 

Saturday, January 25 1896
 
Church Services p. 9
      Trinity church, Rev. Dr. Nevius, rector--Sunday at 11 a. m. in
the Log Cabin church, and at 7:30 p. m. in the Mission chapel.
Early celebration 8 a. m. at Log Cabin church except on the first
Sunday in the month, when it will be at the 11 o'clock service.
 

Saturday, January 25 1896
 
Local Rays p. 11
      The Episcopal diocese of Alaska of which Rt. Rev. P. T. Rowe
has been elected missionary bishop comprises the following
churches: Juneau, Trinity church, Rev. R. D. Nevius, soon to be
succeeded by Rev. Henry Beers; Anvik, mission in charge of
Rev. John. W. Chapman, 4 infant baptisms, 3 marriages and 36
pupils reported for 1895; Fort Adams mission, Rev. J. L. Prevost,
1284 baptised members and 50 communicants; Point Hope mis-
sion, E. H. Edson, 84 pupils.
 

Saturday, February 1 1896
 
Church Services p. 8
      Trinity church, Rev. Dr. Nevius, rector--Sunday at 11 a. m. in
the Log Cabin church, and at 7:30 p. m. in the Mission chapel.
Early celebration 8 a. m. at Log Cabin church except on the first
Sunday in the month, when it will be at the 11 o'clock service.
 

Saturday, February 1 1896
 
Rev. Dr. Nevius' Lecture p. 11
      Last Monday night Dr. Nevius delivered at the Presbyterian
church, under the auspices of the Midwinter club, a most inter-
esting lecture entitled "Observations in Japan and China." The
audience was large and appreciative and the evening a most en-
joyable one. The reverend gentleman's remarks were based upon
his personal observations o the countries referred to, made during
a recent tour, and were illustrated by lantern slides exhibiting vari-
ous scenes of interest which were commented upon and explained
in pleasant conversational style that encharmed the interest of
the audience to the very close. Many of our citizens, by reason
of business engagements attending the departure of the mail
steamer, were prevented from attending the entertainment, and
a general desire has been expressed that the lecture be repeated.
In response to a written request the lecturer has consented to
deliver other and different observations illustrated in a similar
manner at the same place on Monday evening next.
   Dr. Nevius during his five months stay in Juneau has made
many warm friends outside his parish, and as the period for
which he was appointed to this mission has expired, undoubtedly
many people will avail themselves of this privilege of seeing and
hearing this refined and scholarly gentleman. There is an especial
fitness in making this coming entertainment a somewhat substan-
tial testimonial of the regard of our people and with this end in
view the gentlemen who have the management of it have wisely
fixed upon a moderate charge for admission and placed tickets upon
sale at the various prominent stores of the town. We need not
say that we trust that as Juneau is lacking in intellectual pleas-
ures our people may not miss the opportunity now offered to en-
joy one of such high character and to attest their appreciation of
whatever is refining and instructive as well as entertaining.
 

Saturday, February 1 1896
 
Local Rays p. 12
      Sunday afternoon a fire started in the Log Cabin church and
had it not been for its timely discovery the building would soon
have been in ashes. Some wood piled close to the red hot stove
fell over upon it and quickly ignited. Fortunately it was discov-
ered and extinguished before any damage was done.
 

Saturday, February 8 1896
 
Church Services p. 9
      Trinity church, Rev. Dr. Nevius, rector--Sunday at 11 a. m. in
the Log Cabin church, and at 7:30 p. m. in the Mission chapel.
Early celebration 8 a. m. at Log Cabin church except on the first
Sunday in the month, when it will be at the 11 o'clock service.
 

Saturday, February 8 1896
 
Local Rays p. 10
      Rev. R. D. Nevius may be sent to Sitka to organize a mission
of the Episcopal church there. Dr. Nevius has a grand record as
a missionary and has been instrumental in the founding of many
missions on the Pacific coast. He has made many warm friends
in Juneau who earnestly hope that he will remain in Alaska.
 

Saturday, February 15 1896
 
Church Services p. 8
      Trinity church, Rev. Dr. Nevius, rector--Sunday at 11 a. m. in
the Log Cabin church, and at 7:30 p. m. in the Mission chapel.
Early celebration 8 a. m. at Log Cabin church except on the first
Sunday in the month, when it will be at the 11 o'clock service.
 

Saturday, February 22 1896
 
Church Services p. 8
      Trinity church, Rev. Dr. Nevius, rector--Sunday at 11 a. m. in
the Log Cabin church, and at 7:30 p. m. in the Mission chapel.
Early celebration 8 a. m. at Log Cabin church except on the first
Sunday in the month, when it will be at the 11 o'clock service.
 

Saturday, February 22 1896
 
Local Rays p. 12
      During Lent services will be held at the Log Cabin church
every morning at 11 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Dr. Nevius until
the arrival of Bishop Rowe, when other arrangements will prob-
ably be made.
 

Saturday, February 29 1896
 
Church Services p. 9
      Trinity church, Rev. Dr. Nevius, rector--Sunday at 11 a. m. in
the Log Cabin church, and at 7:30 p. m. in the Mission chapel.
Early celebration 8 a. m. at Log Cabin church except on the first
Sunday in the month, when it will be at the 11 o'clock service.
 

Saturday, March 7 1896
 
Church Services p. 8
      Trinity church, Rev. Dr. Nevius, rector--Sunday at 11 a. m. in
the Log Cabin church, and at 7:30 p. m. in the Mission chapel.
Early celebration 8 a. m. at Log Cabin church except on the first
Sunday in the month, when it will be at the 11 o'clock service.
 

Saturday, March 14 1896
 
Church Services p. 8
      Trinity church, Rev. Dr. Nevius, rector--Sunday at 11 a. m. in
the Log Cabin church, and at 7:30 p. m. in the Mission chapel.
Early celebration 8 a. m. at Log Cabin church except on the first
Sunday in the month, when it will be at the 11 o'clock service.
 

Saturday, March 21 1896
 
Church Services p. 9
      Trinity church, Rev. Dr. Nevius, rector--Sunday at 11 a. m. in
the Log Cabin church, and at 7:30 p. m. in the Mission chapel.
Early celebration 8 a. m. at Log Cabin church except on the first
Sunday in the month, when it will be at the 11 o'clock service.
 

Saturday, March 28 1896
 
Local Rays p. 1
      Bishop Rowe will preach the morning sermon at the Log Cabin
church to-morrow, and Rev. Henry Beer will fill the pulpit at
the Mission chapel in the evening.
 

Saturday, March 28 1896
 
Church Services p. 8
      Trinity church, Rev. Henry Beer, rector--Sunday at 11 a. m. in
the Log Cabin church, and at 7:30 p. m. in the Mission chapel.
Early celebration 8 a. m. at Log Cabin church except on the first
Sunday in the month, when it will be at the 11 o'clock service.
 

Saturday, March 28 1896
 
Local Rays p. 9
      The steamer Topeka arrived in port Monday last at 7 p. m.
with a full cargo of freight and the following list of passengers:
F D Farrer, Edwin Farrer, W A Barrows, I M Turner, A L
Maldon, Dr H S Wyman, Mulberry, C L Watson, Samil Halton,
Mrs E Graison, F E Smith, Mrs R Jacobs, H Beer, P S Rowe, J.
R Wilson, C M Carwford, Mrs L Rubach, J King, Chas Knight,
A I Thompson, R W Thompson, A Mosier, R S Kinwood, W A
Sherman, John Y Ostrander, Geo W Vogel, N T Collet, Peter
Peternoff, C Flemming, Mrs C Sickman, Geo A Carpenter, Mrs
A C VanDoeren, Miss A Brown, Mrs Brown, Ed Burke, T N M
Bain and wife, J P Jorgenson, Ed Decker, Henry Gelcher, A Mc-
Clain, J D Tackerburg, H J Singleton, E Singleton, Mrs D
O'Neil, Miss L Cordswell, G L Echlin, J A Stewart, J F Keck,
C J Pound, C A Renstrom, P Black, E T Tunker S F Horkins,
E D Smith, Jno Silva, Joaquin Dwinis, M Vieva A Williamson,
H W Girdwood, L F Arthur, C Shea, Antone Rabbett, Joe Mews,
W H Pore, M Fitzgerald, H P Morton, J C Berry and wife, Fred
Berry, L Grakke, E Sweeny, P McBeth, B Beecher, F Rafouny,
Mrs H D Townsend, Miss Coery, Geo Miller, L Goldie, Mrs W
B Clark, Mary Anderson, Dr J P Sweeny, Jno Lave, J C Stephens
J H Langford, Moses Goldsmith. And 104 steerage.
 

Saturday, March 28 1896
 
An Alaskan Missionary p. 10
      Mid-Lent Sunday was of more than usual interest, owing to the
presence in the chancel of Trinity Parish church of the Rev. Henry
Beer, chaplain to the bishop of Alaska.
   The reverend gentlemen is a man slightly past middle age, but
of fine physique, calculated to withstand any hardships which he
may be called upon to endure in the far north. He is an old-time
friend of the Right Rev. Dr. Rowe, who, as soon as he was elected
bishop, chose him as his chaplain and confidential secretary.
After an experience of missionary work in Minnesota and North
Dakota, Mr. Beer still remains as enthusiastic as ever, and seems
only anxious for new fields to conquer.
   After the usual morning service, the chaplain chose for his text
these words from the Apostle's creed: "I believe in the communion
of saints." The preacher took a practical view of his text, main-
taining tat a saint in the ordinary biblical acceptation, is a be-
liever who has pledged himself to a holy cause,and has promised,
therefore, to be holy, and that the word "communion" may fairly
be taken to imply the communicating by one christian of some gift
which he possesses to another who has it not.
   "Looked at in this light," said Mr.Beer, "the article of the creed
may be regarded as asserting that we believe in missions, and that
we are ready to obey the command of the Divine Master, 'Freely
ye have received, freely give.'"
   The speaker referred to the opportunity now opening in Alaska
for the religious folk in Seattle to care for those who are now
pressing forward to the mountains and valleys of the far north in
their eager search for gold.
   "Men are so apt to degenerate when they get beyond the bounds
of civilization," said he, "that they need the church to hold them
in check. They fall by the way, too, and need the hospital to care
for them in sickness, and to demonstrate the charity which is the
very heart of christianity.
   "We cannot all be missionaries; but, as in the late civil war,
the men and women at home wept for, prayed for, worked for the
'boys in blue' at the front; so may the church have in mid those
who are willing to carry the standard of the cross to the Alaskan
wilderness."
   In closing, the preacher, in answer to the complaint that times
are hard, portrayed in eloquent language the picture of Jesus sitting
over against the treasury in the temple, watching as the people
made their offerings, and commending above all the others the
widow who cast in but a mite.
   The sermon left a pleasant impression on the hearers, who will
henceforth take a deeper personal interest in the Alaskan work
since they have had the pleasure of meeting and hearing the bishop
and his chaplain.--P.I. March, 16.
 

Saturday, March 28 1896
 
Local Rays p. 11
      Bishop P. S. Rowe, accompanied by Rev. Henry Beer, arrived
on the Topeka Monday. A reception was tendered these gentle-
men on Tuesday evening in the rooms of the Juneau Board of
Trade, in the AJsit block.
 

Saturday, April 4 1896
 
Local Rays p. 9
      Episcopal services will be held in the court house on Sunday
morning next and the evening services will be held in the Mission
church as usual.
 

Saturday, April 18 1896
 
Local Rays p. 8
      Bishop P. T. Rowe, will leave in a few days for the Westward
on his first annual tour of inspection of the diocese of Alaska.
Bishop Rowe will be absent several months and will visit the
famous Yukon country before his return.
 

Saturday, April 18 1896
 
Church Services p. 8
      Trinity church, Rev. Henry Beer, rector--Sunday at 11 a. m. in
the Log Cabin church, and at 7:30 p. m. in the Mission chapel.
Early celebration 8 a. m. at Log Cabin church except on the first
Sunday in the month, when it will be at the 11 o'clock service.
 

Saturday, April 25 1896
 
Local Rays p. 9
      The ladies' guild to the Episcopal church will give a dance at
the court house, Thursday evening, April 30. Tickets and refresh-
ments $1.
 

Saturday, May 2 1896
 
p. 9
      A log cabin situated in the rear of the Episcopal rectory, occu-
pied by two Indian women, was discovered to be on fire Thurs-
day at midnight, and an alarm was given. The roof of the building
was partly burned but before further damage was done the flames
were subdued.
 

Saturday, May 2 1896
 
p. 10
      It is to be regretted that Bishop Rowe has concluded to take up
his residence in Sitka instead of at Juneau. While it is true that
he may feel that Sitka should be represented yet we think other
arrangements could have been made in that direction. Rev.
Henry Beer rector of the Trinity church at this place is a gentle-
man whom every one has the utmost regard for and with who will,
we think, put the church on a solid foundation, yet with the
counsel and assistance of Bishop Rowe he would be able to do
more and Juneau would gain another good citizen. We hope
that the bishop will yet change his plans and decide to locate
in Juneau. Sitka is far out of the way, and were it not for the
fact that it is the seat of government would be nothing more than
a station such as Kodiak and other towns to the westward,
while on the other hand Juneau is the metropolis of Alaska and
is destined to be a large city at no distant day, and in all prob-
abilities will be made the captial.
 

Saturday, May 9 1896
 
Local Rays p. 7
      The Episcopal rectory is now very rapidly approaching com-
pletion and will soon be quite an ornament to our city. This house is
one of the best residences in Juneau, and Mr. James is to be con-
gratulated on the style and finish of the structure. It must be
remembered that this addition to our town has been built from
outside money entirely, and may be looked upon as a present to
Juneau. When the church, which it is proposed to build immed-
iately, shall have been erected, the corner of Gold and Third
streets will look very much better than the mud and stumps that
have hitherto prevailed there.
 

Saturday, May 9 1896
 
Local Rays p. 9
      The services of the Episcopal church on Sunday will be held in
the court house instead of the Log Cabin church and Mission
church as was announced. Services commences at the hours
stated from the pulpit, namely 8 a. m., and 8 p. m.
 

Saturday, May 9 1896
 
Local Rays p. 10
      The erection of the new Episcopal church building on Gold
Street will begin in a few days.
 

Saturday, May 16 1896
 
Local Rays p. 9
      There will be an Episcopal social at the rectory Tuesday even-
ing, May 19.
 

Saturday, May 16 1896
 
Local Rays p. 9
      The Episcopal services next Sunday will be held in the new
rectory, corner Gold and Fourth street. Services--Holy com-
munion, 8 a. m.; morning prayer, 11 a. m.; evening prayer, 8
p. m. All are cordially invited.
 

Saturday, June 13 1896
 
Church Services p. 8
      Trinity church, Rev. Henry Beer, rector--Sunday at 11 a. m. in
the Log Cabin church, and at 7:30 p. m. in the Mission chapel.
Early celebration 8 a. m. at Log Cabin church except on the first
Sunday in the month, when it will be at the 11 o'clock service.
 

Saturday, June 20 1896
 
Church Services p. 8
      Trinity church, Rev. Henry Beer, rector--Sunday at 11 a. m. in
the Log Cabin church, and at 7:30 p.m. in the Mission chapel.
Early celebration 8 a. m. at Log Cabin church except on the first
Sunday in the month, when it will be at the 11 o'clock service.
 

Saturday, June 20 1896
 
Local Rays p. 9
      The ladies guild of the Episcopal church will give a New Eng-
land dinner at the Harrison building Wednesday evening June 24.
Five until seven o'clock. The price of the dinner will be 25 cents.
 

Saturday, July 11 1896
 
Wedding Bells p. 8
      The past week has been a busy one for Rev. Henry Beer,
that gentleman having officiated at several weddings. On Mon-
day evening Mr. Geo. Williams, of the firm of Lund, Wolf &
Williams, led to the alter, Miss Annie O'Grady. The wedding
was a quiet affair only the friends of the family being present.
The SEARCHLIGHT extends congratulation to Mr. and Mrs. Wil-
liams.
   Mr. G. L. Grant, electrician for the Juneau Light & Power
company, returned from San Francisco on the steamer Topeka,
Thursday. While absent Mr. Grant took unto himself a wife in
the person of Miss Lillian A Lewis, of San Francisco. The wed-
ding occurred at the home of the bride's parents, June 22d, 1896.
Mrs. Grant did not accompany her husband, but will remain in
San Francisco for a month when she will join Mr. Grant in his
Alaska home. The happy couple will please accept congratula-
tions.
   On Wednesday evening the Rev. Beer, was called upon to
officiate at the wedding of Abner Wert and Miss Mable Birdges
which occurred at the Juneau city hotel. A large number of
friends where present and witnessed the ceremony. Mr. Wert is
a junior member of the firm of McCulloch & Wert, of the Juneau
city hotel and is one of Juneau's most respected citizens. Miss
Bridges is the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Bridges, and
has resided in Juneau for several months. The young couple
starts out in live under most flourishing conditions, and the
SEARCHLIGHT joins with their many friends in wishing them a
long and prosperous life.
   On Tuesday evening a few select friends of Mr. Edward Haley
were informed by that gentleman that he would be pleased to
have them accompany him to the residence of Rev. Henry Beer
and witness a contract which was about to be made and one that
would be binding for life. The little party, consisting of Ed-
ard Haley, Miss Edna Sprague, Miss Adeline Clarke and Mr.
R. Kanlenborn repaired to the Episcopal rectory, and in the pre-
sence of Mr. Kalenborn and Miss Clarke the matrimonial bond
binding Mr. Edward Haley and Miss Edna Sprague for life were
made. After the ceremony the little party repaired to the residence
of Mr. and Mrs. Mat Laughlin and the evening was enjoyed in a
very happy manner. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Haley,
Mr. and Mrs. Mat Laughlin, Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham, Miss
Clarke and Mr. Kalenborn. At a late hour the party adjourned
to the Nevada restaurant where a dainty wedding supper was
served, which was highly enjoyed by those present. Mr. Haley
is one of Juneau's most honored young men, having a host of
friends who join with us in extending congratulations. Miss
Sprague, is also well and favorably known in this community
having for the past year lived with her aunt, Mrs. Mat Laughlin.
She is a lady of many accomplishments and Mr. Haley is to be con-
gratulated on securing this lady for a wife. The SEARCHLIGHT
extends a hearty congratulation and good wishes.
 

Saturday, July 18 1896
 
Church Services p. 8
      Trinity church, Rev. Henry Beer, rector--Sunday at 11 a. m. in
the Log Cabin church, and at 7:30 p. m. in the Mission chapel.
Early celebration 8 a. m. at Log Cabin church except on the first
Sunday in the month, when it will be at the 11 o'clock service.
 

Saturday, July 25 1896
 
Church Services p. 8
      Trinity church, Rev. Henry Beer, rector--Sunday services every
Sunday at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m.; holy communion at morning
prayer on first and third Sunday in the month, and early celebra-
tion at 8 a. m. on second and fourth Sundays; week day service
on Friday at 8 p. m. with choir practice. All the services are now
held in the new church on Gold street.
 

Saturday, July 25 1896
 
An Invitation p. 8
      TO THE PUBLIC:--the new Episcopal Church on Gold Street,
which is to be known as Holy Trinity Church, is now so far completed
that it is being used for services on Sundays. Stoves, seats and
other necessary articles of furniture have been put in the church,
and the rector wishes the people of Juneau to bear in mind that it
will be open to all every Sunday at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m. The
seats are free and it is earnestly desired that worshipers may
crowd the "courts of the Lord's house" every Lord's day. This
beautiful building has been erected at considerable expense for the
benefit of the people of Juneau, and only by attending its services
can that benefit be attained. We are bidden to keep the seventh
day holy and it has always been recognized that the practical
way to do this is to assemble for worship during at least a
portion of the day, and spend the time in prayer and praise
and learning about holy things. Let us take advantage, then,
of the opportunities while we may.    Yours truly,
                      HENRY BEER, Rector.
 

Saturday, July 25 1896
 
Local Rays p. 9
      Rev. Dr. Campbell who arrived Wednesday on the Topeka
from Sault Ste Marie will preach at Trinity church to-morrow
morning.
 

Saturday, July 25 1896
 
Local Rays p. 12
      Rector Beer of Trinity church wishes the people of Juneau to
know that the new church on Gold street is being used every
Sunday for service, at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. All seats are free and
all are cordially invited.
 

Saturday, August 1 1896
 
Church Services
      Trinity church, Rev. Henry Beer, rector--Sunday services every
Sunday at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m.; holy communion at morning
prayer on first and third Sunday in the month, and early celebra-
tion at 8 a. m. on second and fourth Sundays; week day service
on Friday at 8 p. m. with choir practice. All the services are now
held in the new church on Gold street.
 

Saturday, August 1 1896
 
Local Rays p. 12
      There will be a meeting in Trinity church at 10 a. m. next Sun-
day to organize a Sunday school. Dr. Campbell will preach at the
evening service and Mr. Beer in the morning. A brief lecture on
church history will be given in the church on Friday evening at
8 p. m.
 

Saturday, August 8 1896
 
Church Services p. 8
      Trinity church, Rev. H. Beer, Rector--Sunday services every
Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p. m.; holy communion at morning
prayer on first and third Sundays in the month, and early celebra-
tion at 8 a. m. on second and fourth Sundays; week day service
on Friday at 8 p.m. with choir practice. All the services are now
held in the new church on Gold street.
 

Saturday, August 15 1896
 
Church Services p. 8
      Trinity church, Rev. H. Beer, Rector--Sunday services every
Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p. m.; holy communion at morning
prayer on first and third Sundays in the month, and early celebra-
tion at 8 a. m. on second and fourth Sundays; week day service
on Friday at 8 p.m. with choir practice. All the services are now
held in the new church on Gold street.
 

Saturday, August 22 1896
 
Church Services p. 8
      Trinity church, Rev. H. Beer, Rector--Sunday services every
Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p. m.; holy communion at morning
prayer on first and third Sundays in the month, and early celebra-
tion at 8 a. m. on second and fourth Sundays; week day service
on Friday at 8 p.m. with choir practice. All the services are now
held in the new church on Gold street.
 

Saturday, September 5 1896
 
Church Services p. 6
      Trinity church, Rev. H. Beer, Rector--Sunday services every
Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p. m.; holy communion at morning
prayer on first and third Sundays in the month, and early celebra-
tion at 8 a. m. on second and fourth Sundays; week day service
on Friday at 8 p.m. with choir practice. All the services are now
held in the new church on Gold street.
 

Saturday, September 5 1896
 
Local Rays p. 10
      The ladies' guild will give a supper on
next Wednesday evening at the rectory
from five to seven--All are invited to attend
Price of admission including supper twen-
ty-five cents.
 

Saturday, September 19 1896
 
Douglas Flashes p. 7
      Dr. Campbell will hold services here tomorrow evening at the
residence of Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Archer, when the youngest child
of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Nessler will be baptised.
 

Saturday, September 19 1896
 
Douglas Flashes p. 7
      Episcopalian services were held at the residence of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Bach last Sunday evening, Rev. Dr. Campbell officiating.
The sacrament of baptism was administered to the child of Mr.
and Mrs. John Laughlin. Douglas expects to have an episcopal
church organized and a building erected upon the return of Bishop
Rowe.
 

Saturday, September 19 1896
 
Local Rays p. 7
      Rt. Rev. P. T. Rowe, bishop of the episcopalian diocese of Al-
aska, who has been spending the summer in visiting the missions
of the Yukon is expected to return to Sitka on the next Dora and
to be back in Juneau by the first steamer in October.
 

Saturday, September 19 1896
 
Church Services p. 9
      Trinity church, Rev. Henry Beer, rector--Sunday services every
Sunday at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m.; holy communion at morning
prayer on first and third Sundays in the month, and early celebra-
tion at 8 a. m. on second and fourth Sundays; week day service
on Friday at 8 p. m. with choir practice. All the services are now
held in the new church on Gold street.
 

Saturday, September 26 1896
 
p. 7
      Week before last a most destructive fire occurred at Sault Ste
Marie, Mich., the former home of Bishop Rowe and Dr. Camp-
bell. It originated in the kitchen of one Nevins and before it
could be controlled, the national bank, postoffice, six hotels and
many of the principal business houses were in ashes. The loss
will exceed a quarter of a million dollars. The letters and other
mail were saved from the burning postoffice only by the greatest
efforts. The town of Otonnago near by was almost wiped out
of existence about the same time by fires from the bush. Nearly
all of its 2000 inhabitants were rendered, homeless.
 

Saturday, September 26 1896
 
Douglas Flashes p. 7
      Dr. Campbell will hold services at the Yukon hotel every Sun-
day evening for the present. Last Sunday evening the children
of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Nessler and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Wortman
were baptised.
 

Saturday, October 3 1896
 
Local Rays p. 8
      Miss E. Fadden and Alva E. Agnew were joined in the holy
bonds of matrimony at Trinity church, Sunday, September 27,
Rev. H. Beer officiating. We extend congratulations.
 

Saturday, October 31 1896
 
Church Services p. 4
      Trinity church, Rev. H. Beer, Rector--Sunday services every
Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p. m.; holy communion at morning
prayer on first and third Sundays in the month,and early celebra-
tion at 8 a. m. on second and fourth Sundays; week day service
on Friday at 8 p.m. with choir practice. All the services are now
held in the new church on Gold street.
 

Saturday, October 31 1896
 
Local Rays p. 5
      The ladies' guild of Trinity will give a church fair some time
during the month of November. A large number of fancy articles
will be offered for sale.
 

Saturday, November 7 1896
 
Governor Sheakley's Report p. 6
      The missionary work of the Protestant Episcopal church in
Alaska is now in charge of Rt. Rev. Peter Trimble Rowe, D.D.,
who was consecrated Bishop of Alaska in St. Georges church,
New York, Nov. 30, 1895. Since entering his diocese March 23
of this year he has made and completed a trip of five thousand
(5,000) miles, establishing several missions and visiting others.
   A mission has been established at Juneau, where a rectory and
church have been built, and placed under the care of the Rev. H.
Beer. At Circle city, property has been purchased and arrange-
ments made for missionary work, which will comprise a hospital
native school and church. Mr. Bowen has, for the present, been
placed in charge.
   Fort Yukon has also been occupied, a small log house erected
for religious uses, and an educated native, (Nel Laloo.) appointed
to conduct the service. St. James' mission, Fort Adams, is in
charge of the Rev. J. L. Prevost. Here Mr. Prevost has a school
for the Indian children. This school has a registered attendance
of seventy-five day scholars, and sixteen boarders. In addition to
religious evangelization throughout an area of 100,000 square
miles, and among an Indian population of 1563,scattered in little
bands within this area, Mr. Prevost has within the year given
medical treatment to 347 cases, and furnished to the same 2238
meals. Material is in part, on hand for the erection of a hospital,
hospice and chapel.
   Christ Church Mission, Anvik, is under the care of the Rev. J.
N. Chapman. The mission operates a sawmill where the natives
are employed and have been largely taught regular habits of in-
dustry greatly to their benefit. A boarding and a day school is con-
ducted here and is in charge of Miss Sabine as teacher. The school
is well attended, prosperous, and the children manifest great im-
provement. It is hoped to enlarge this school, making it a train-
ing school for Indian children from all parts of the great Yukon
country.
   At Point Hope Dr. John B. Dreggs has a school of 80 Eskimo
children. He is a graduate in medicine and his services are invalu-
able among those people along the northwest coast of Alaska.
 

Saturday, November 21 1896
 
Local Rays p. 7
      Rev. H. Beer will hold Thanksgiving services in Trinity church
on Thrusday at 11 a.m.
 

Saturday, November 21 1896
 
Douglas Flashes p. 7
      The ladies guild of St. Luke's church will give a social next
Tuesday evening at the residence of Rev. Campbell.
   St. Luke's church will hold services thanksgiving day at 2
p. m. in Ohman's hall. Rev. Campbell will preach.
 

Saturday, November 28 1896
 
Church Services p. 13
      Trinity church, Rev. H. Beer, Rector--Sunday services every
Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p. m.; holy communion at morning
prayer on first and third Sundays in the month,and early celebra-
tion at 8 a. m. on second and fourth Sundays; week day service
on Friday at 8 p.m. with choir practice. All the services are now
held in the new church on Gold street.
 

Saturday, December 12 1896
 
St. Luke's Church Douglas Island p. 3
      The Sunday school of the above church will hold a Christmas
tree festival on Christmas Eve in Ohman's hall, and the arrange-
ments made, and the earnestness and activety of the different
committees bespeak a most successful entertainment. Songs, dia-
logues and recitations in keeping with the occasion will be pro-
vided by the Sunday school children. The tree will be abund-
antly fractified with affectionate missives from one friend to
another, and elegant presents. The letters are supposed to contain
endearing expressions and seasonable salutations between friends.
A small postage will be paid on each letter, the sum of which will
be applied on Sunday school books, papers and cards. The public
are invited an promised to be welcomed, and asked to make use
of the "tree" as the medium of tendering their gifts to their
friends. Santa Claus has been seen and promised to be present
in a more gorgeous vestment than ever before. No admission fee
to be exacted. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.,but the committee for re-
ceiving the presents will be in waiting after 2 p.m.
 

Saturday, December 12 1896
 
Local Rays p. 4
      Roy A. Pinkham and Miss Carrie Murman were married at
the rectory of Trinity church Tuesday afternoon. Rev. H. Beer
officiating. The contracting parties are both from Seattle.
 

Saturday, December 19 1896
 
Douglas Flashes p. 8
      St. Luke,s congregation will hold their
Christmas day services in Ohman's hall
on Christmas day at 10, a. m. Rev. Dr.
Campbell the missionary in charge pre-
sents a very interesting program, for the
choir, hymns and carols have been speci-
ally prepared. The printed programs pre-
sent a very respectable appearance, and
as Christmas day is a holiday on the
island, no doubt a large congregation will
assemble on the occasion. All are invited
and will be welcomed.
 

Saturday, December 26 1896
 
Christmas Observances p. 1
   
TRINITY CHURCH

   Trinity church (Episcopal) commemorated the birth of the Sav-
ior on Friday by havingmorning service and the holy communion.
The Rev. Dr. Beer preached an eloquent sermon on the les-
sons taught by Christmas day 'Peace on earth, good will to men.'
The church was beautifully decorated; the dark green of the hem-
lock contrasting finely with the light wood of the walls and ceil-
ing. The Sunday school festival will take place Monday after-
noon in the main room of the Juneau bank building on Second
street and promises to prove a most enjoyable affair.
 

Saturday, December 26 1896
 
Local Rays p. 3
      Trinity church Sunday school will hold its Christmas festival
on Monday December 28th at 4 p.m. and admission will be free.
Parents and all interested are cordially invited to attend and
those wishing to put presents on the tree for their friends will
please hand in their parcels in good time.
 

Saturday, December 26 1896
 
Douglas Flashes p. 4
      The entertainment given by the Sunday school of St. Luke's
church on Christmas eve was largely attended. The excellent
program which had been prepared for this occasion proved a great
success. The only disappointment of the evening was the non
appearance of Santa Claus. It seems the committee failed to
make arrangements with him to be present in person, but the
great number of beautiful gifts he sent them filled many hearts
with joy.
 

Saturday, January 2 1897
 
Christmas at Trinity Church p. 2
      The Christmas tree of Trinity Church Sunday school came
off very successfully on Monday night last. The first part of
the program consisted of carols, readings and recitations by the
scholars, who, one and all acquitted themselves very much in
the style of those who had figured on the stage before. The
large audience was most appreciative and applauded to the echo.
The broom brigade seemed to evoke the most prolonged clapping.
When at last Santa Claus came out to distribute the numerous
presents from the gaily decorated tree there was a tremor of fear
in the bosoms of a few in the baby class, but this did not prevent
them going forward to receive their presents and candy from his
hand. After the final song "God Bless our Sunday School" by
all the scholars, the party broke up, all feeling well pleased, and
especially the teachers, whose efforts to make Christmas a time
of joy and gladness to their charges had met with such signal
success.
 

Saturday, January 2 1897
 
Douglas Flashes p. 2
      The funeral of Ole Olsen took place Sunday afternoon from
Ohman hall and a number of his friends attended. Dr. Camp-
bell read the burial service and several hymns were sung among
which a Swedish hymn, sung by a male quartet, friends of
the deceased. The remains were taken to Juneau for internment.
 

Saturday, January 2 1897
 
Church Services p. 4
      Trinity church, Rev. H. Beer, Rector--Sunday services every
Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p. m.; holy communion at morning
prayer on first and third Sundays in the month,and early celebra-
tion at 8 a. m. on second and fourth Sundays; week day service
on Friday at 8 p.m. with choir practice. All the services are now
held in the new church on Gold street.
 

Saturday, January 9 1897
 
Church Services p. 3
      Trinity church, Rev. H. Beer, Rector--Sunday services every
Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p. m.; holy communion at morning
prayer on first and third Sundays in the month,and early celebra-
tion at 8 a. m. on second and fourth Sundays; week day service
on Friday at 8 p.m. with choir practice. All the services are now
held in the new church on Gold street.
 

Saturday, January 9 1897
 
Local Rays p. 6
      Rev. Dr. Campbell of St. Luke's church Douglas was a pas-
senger on the Al-Ki for Sitka. He expects to return on the same
boat.
   Married, on January 4, 1897, at the rectory of the Trinity
church, Juneau, Mr. Charles E. Chamberlain to Miss Cora Ethel
Dayton, both of this city.
 

Saturday, January 16 1897
 
Church Services p. 6
      Trinity church, Rev. H. Beer, Rector--Sunday services every
Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p. m.; holy communion at morning
prayer on first and third Sundays in the month,and early celebra-
tion at 8 a. m. on second and fourth Sundays; week day service
on Friday at 8 p.m. with choir practice. All the services are now
held in the new church on Gold street.
 

Saturday, October 9 1897
 
Douglas Flashes p. 7
      Dr. Campbell conducted the service at the funeral of Wm.
Hadley's child last week.
 

Saturday, October 9 1897
 
Douglas Flashes p. 7
      The Episcopal services are being well attended since Dr. Camp-
bell returned from southeast Alaska. Last Sunday as well as on
the previous Sunday quite a large number of ladies and gentle-
men from Juneau were present and added greatly to the efficiency
of the service by their excellent singing. Miss Spears, the teacher
at the mission, has charge of the organ. Mr. Hooper from Juneau
presided on one occasion.
 

Saturday, October 9 1897
 
Church Services p. 9
      Trinity church, Rev. H. Beer, Rector--
Sunday services every Sunday at 11 a.m.
and 7:30 p. m.; holy communion at morn-
ing prayer on first and third Sundaysin
the month,and early celebration at 8 a. m.
on second and fourth Sundays; week day
service on Friday at 8 p. m. with choir
practice. All the services are now held in
the new church on Gold street.
 

 

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