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JAMES FISH & Co. 1
The wind may blow some more. Our overcoats keep out the cold. f Don’t Forget Your Friends We have a complete line of Perfumery, Fine Soaps, Shaving Sets, Manicure Sett*. Toilet Cases. Glove Boxes, Cuff Boxes, Collar Boxes, Handkerchief Boxes, Jewel Cases, Work Boxes, Photo Cases, Albums, Smokers' Sets, Traveling Cases, Atomizers, Fine Stationery, and dozens of other neat and appropriate article* for Holiday Presents I Call in and examine them at ■ THE VALDEZ PHARMACY J City Market NEXT TO MERCHANT** CAPE. Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Beef, Mutton,PorkandPoultry Our Prices are-RIGHT. Give us a call. ST. ELIAS RESTAURANT, ONLY FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT IN VALDEZ. Merchant’s Lunch, 12 to I, 35 c Sunday Dinner 75c Dinnners 5:30 to 8 p.m., 50c. Christmas Bells A Ringing, Of You, Your Sweetheart Is Thinking, Of Christmas Gifts She’s Dreaming. Straining Off New Ideas in Jewelry that bring Sunshine to many home*, es pecially designs for Christmas Presents. W. C 5TULL, Jeweler and Watchmaker. Additional I,ocal. Fresh fruit on every boat. Shaw & Williams. T. J. Donohoe left on the Bertha for Juneau. For Rubber Gloves and Mitts call a: Lion store. Turkey dinner at Merchants Cafe, Sunday, 3 p. m. 50 ceuts. Walnut brittle, fresh popcorn chewing gum and salted peanuts Shaw & Williams P. S. Hunt left on the Bertha for his home in Sacranu-nto. He ex ited* to return some time in the spring. The ladies and children desiring to join the dancing class are re quested to be present at Moose hall at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. A new superintendent has been employed at Ellamar, F. S. Pcte tish now holds that position. It is the company’s intention to work the mine in better shape hereafter uud to ship ore regularly. The following are the outgoing passengers on the Bertha: John l urk, 11 J K*yuu»ud, F Brown. J Y Os trander, Aug Bleinfell, Archie Lulier, l'tiilin 1 ci|». A ItH limn, Mary Keyper. J 8 <>riunel. ! 8 iluut, C t> UublM.il, li t Kli.uit, Georgia i*« U’rtou, engineer ol iLc Tonquin. The uew Vienna Bakery uud Restaurant will open for business F riday. This will he a first-class house in every respect. It will he comfortably ami stylishly fitted up. A portion of the public patronage is solicited. Capt. Moore Married. Capt. Z. S. Moon*, the well known and popular Alaska navigator was married at Seattle on Nov. 24, to Miss Josephine Jackson by Rev. John F. Damon. Only a few im mediate friends were present and these included Mr. Clarence Warner of this place and his wife. Capt. Moore is one of the best known and most popular naviga tors on the Alaska run. He has commanded vessels in this part of Alaska for the past 15 years. The bride is well known in Seattle and formerly came from Wisconsin. She and Captain Moore have been close friends for the past five years. Captain and Mrs. Moore are now on their honeymoon trip. They have the best wishes of the Paoe pkctoh for a long and happy career. mi sTom. THE GLACIER WIND ON A RAMPAGE. MipJfetM. Houses Turned Over. Roofs Torn Off. Pranks of the Wind. The (severest storm ever known in Valdez has been raging for the past two weeks, and many |>eople irom various i>ointe in the District say they have never seen such se vere and steady winds. The winds are from the glacier and Lowe river, and commenced about the ‘2‘2nd of last month. Some days they were quite dem and then would die down for sev eral hours. The severest part of the storm came on last Tuesday night, when the wind blew a terrific gale ull night and all dav Wednesday. The Northern hotel has Wen damaged considerably, but eau W repaired at slight cost. The build ing Wing three stories high and in the upper end of town, it catches the full force of the storm. The front windows on the lower floor were all blown out, and the building badly wrenched and twist ed, causing door sills and jams and window frames to twist and break. The roof on the house of Mrs. Wra. Wort man was blown off. and her children barely escaped injury as they were hut half way down stairs when the roof went off. Snow had drifted around the house and they could not get out, and when morning came the neighWrH went and dug them out. They were somewhat frightened by their ex perience. The house can W easily repaired. The school house was damaged by having some of the doors and windows blown out and the parti tion between the two rooms blown down. The saw mill lost about 5,000 ieet of lumber—the wind blowing it off the mill dock into the bay. The Nizina saloon was slightly damaged, as were other buildings in town. The upper front of the Hemple Si Dougherty building was blown •>ut on Wednesday. This is a new building and the upper door is used by the U.is. District Court for offices anil court room and was thought to be a very safe building, but without any warning a great gust of wind came and carried out the entire front. It was thought for a lew momenta that the court records and law books and docu ments of District Attorney Harlan and Clerk Heilig would be lost, but all of value were saved. It 1ms been fortunate that during the storm the weather has not Iteeneold. Only on one occasion did ilie thermometer go helow zcro and that only lasted for a few hours, There has been no suffer ing whatever, and every day ex cept yesterday the boys have Wen out with their dog teams playing and teamsters have been busily at work. The storm extends to the interior as far as Mcntasta Pass. Note* of the Storm. When the elements were demoli shing the front of the court house Mr. Bouscher, at the risk of his life, rushed into the wrecked build ing and came out through the ’debris with the typewriter in his arms. Mr. Heilig was lying on the sofa reading during the storm, and an the front of the oourt house shipped its moorings, turning to someous in the room he remarked, “Gee whiz 1 there is n terrible draft here from somewhere." A small cabin earns sailing down Keystone avenue towards the bay and the owner could he seen inside turning flapjacks as unconcerned as if nothing was happening. He was a finer. Several of the hoys rushed down to the wharf from the Odd Fellows dance when the Nome City whis tled and as soon as she tied up went aboard, but no sooner were thuy in the cabin than the boat parted her lines and the hoys in their evening dress suits spent the day and night aliourd. Oklahoma Bill wits at dinner when the front of his building blew out, and when Mr. Dougherty rushed down and told him, he re marked : " Wouldn’t that frost you? ” Mr. Dougherty agreed that it would if not repaired immedi ately. President Will Hunt in Alaska. The Valdez delegation that vis ited President Roosevelt a few weeks ago accomplished as much good, or more, ior Alaska than all the deputations heretofore com bined were able to do. The Proshectok has recei ved two letters from memliers of the j arty, and they sja-ak in glowing terms of the President and of the reception they received. Mr. Knhert Kiel, was the promo ter of the surprise party to the President, as it was termed, and himself presented the elegant set of mtsiee horns on behalf of the citi zens of this place. They are said to l>e as find a set as ever went out of Alaska, and President Roosevelt was very glad to receive them, and was agreably and happily sur prised to receive such a beautiful birthday present. He at once or dered them put up in the State dining room. On the shield on which the head is mounted is a piece of native copper on which the party had engraved: “From the peo ple of Valdez, Alaska to President Roosevelt.” The President was greaty inter ested in Alaska and esjiecially the placer gold and copper country of the Copper river valley. Mr. Blei told the President some of his stories about the bear on Montague Island, and of the moose in Cook inlet, and invited him to come to Alaska end go hunting with him. Mr. Blei said this in a joking way, but the President sur p rised him by answrering "AH right Mr. Blei, but from what you tell me of Montague Island I will have to bring a galling gun.” The par ty is quite certain that the Presi dent will visit Alaska. Mr. I. Banta, charged with the killing of Guy Morrison is still in jail awaiting preliminary examin ation, which should have been held today but was postponed indefi nitely owing to the condition oi Mr. Bunta’s health, which is very l>oor. A new line of clothing arrived at the Lion store. Co me and look at it. Sal till Peanuts at Valdes Candy Kitchen, (on mw JUDGE WICKERSHAM COMING IN JANUARY I Not Mach on the Calender to Start the Flret Ses sion. The United State- District Court for the Third District oi Alaska i will hold its tirst 0(wn session for ! year 1903 at this place commenc ing Feb. 2nd. Judge Wickersham i will in all probability not arrive | here until the latter part of Janu j ary. AH the court oticiaU will be 1 here for the o;iening oi court, i The calendar is not very large at present, hut it is expected that | sevearl important cases will be filed Indore the opening of court. A grand and petit jury will be summoned sometime in January. Wickersham Sustained. J. C. Taylor and Plato Mont yon, representative-- of the Department oi Justice, sent to Nome to investi gate the Richards'contempt ease, in which case conspiracy ami preju dice was charged against Judge i Wickersham, have returned, and, , while their report ha- not been made public, it ts known that they 'will report against Marshal Rich ards ami in favor of Judge Wicker ; sham. Mail Route Sold. .las. Fish & Co. have taken a ; sub-contract from Oscar Fish to carry the mails !>etwecn this place amt Eagle for the next four yean, j The contract was signed a few day# ' ago and Messrs. Fish dt Co. will j use every effort jtossible to make this route a complete success. The present month will probably be the worst of the entire season on : account of light, soft snow and ; heavy storms. But good men will • be employed and everything that they need for their welfare and the carrying of the mail will ho fnr niahed and there is no doubt but Ithat Fish dr Co. will carry out the contract in good shape and give entire satisfaction to the people and the government. Odd Fellows Ball. The first ball of the Odd Fellows club of Valdez, held at Moose hall I on Tuesday evening last, was a i grand success. The eagerly sought ‘ for cards of invitation were evi dently made use of, for the hall i was crowded to its fulled capacity, notwithstanding the severe storm that prevailed. Every one was as happy as could he, and dancing was indulged in till midnight, when a very appetizing lunch was j served, after which dancing was . resumed and continued until the ! small hours of the morning. The . various committees of the club per j formed their duties iu a most crcd ! itahle manner, thus tending in a ! great measure to make the affair jibe decided success it proved to he. The decoration of the hall was at tended to by the members, ami the eatables were attended to by Chat*, i Hand of the Valdez Cafe. I Watch Me!