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DOUGLAS ISLAND NEWS.
t * ?. ? VOL. 1. DOUGLAS OITV AND TREADWELL, ALASKA, NOVEMBER 30, 1898. ? NO. 2, ? ? OFFICIAL DIRECTORY OF ALASKA. FOR THE DISTRICT OF ALASKA. Governor?John G. Brady; private secretary, Mrs. Gertrude Knapp. U. S. Judge?C. S. Johnson. U. S. Attorney?Robert A. Friedrich. Assistant District Attorney?Alfred J. Daly. District Clerk?Albert D. Elliott. Deputy Clerk?Joseph J. Rogers. U. S. Marshal?J. M. Shoup. Surveyor General?W. L. Distin. Register?.John W. Dudley. Receiver?Roswell Shelly. Court. Interpreter?George Kostro-! metinoff. Commissioners?C. W. Tuttle, Sitka; | John Y.Ostrandcr, Juneau; Fred P.Tus tin, Fort Wrangel; L. R, Woodward, Unalaska; Phillip Gallagher, Kodiak;, John U. Smith, Dyea; W. J. Jones, Cir- j ele City; Chas. H. Isham, Unga. Deputy Marshals?W. A. McNair,; Sitka; Edward S. Staley, Juneau; W. j D.Grant, Fort Wrangel; K Y. Street; Douglas; Edward C. Hasey, Kadiak; I Lewis L. Bowers, Unga; J. C. Blaine, Unalaska; F. M. Canton, Circle City; Josias M. Tanner, Dyea; John McEl heny. Douglas City. rx 1? l-.i. P/\llA/itAr I deputy iilitfriuu ivuvfuuu ? W. C. Pedlar. Educational Agent?Sheldon Jackson Assistant Agent?William Hamilton, j Supt. of Schools?W. A. Kelly. CUSTOMS OFFICERS. Collector?J. W. Ivey. Special Deputy?W. P. McBride. Deputy and Inspector?Wm. Mill-: more and C. L. Andrews. Deputy Collectors?Joseph Arment, Fort Wrangel; E. M. VanSlyck, Mary | Island; W. (J. Thomas, Kodiak; G. W., Caton, Cook's Inlet; T. E. Holmes, Ka riuk; J. F. Sinnot, Unga; J. P. Word, Unalaska; E. T. Hatch, St. Michaels; Chas. Smith, Circle City; John C. Ten- j ny, Juneau. Inspectors at Jnneau?Loring K. Ad- i ams, Harry Minto and John K. Auldin. \ Inspectors at Fort Wraugel, Edward Hofstad, S. L. Adams. Geo. J. Smith, E.' L. Huuter, Wm. Denny. Inspectors Afloat?J. S. Slater, S. F.; llodges, L. H. Lovejoy, Edgar Grim. DR. W. L. HARRISON, DENTIST Hunter Block, bet. Front and 2nd Sts. Douglas City. A. G. McBRIDE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. NOTARY PUBLIC. Office with News. Douglas City, Alaska.' Prescriptions Filled Day and Night at... ^ Douglas Pharmacy. A Full Line of Toilet Articles, j j Perfumes, Soaps, '/<m Brushes, Etc., Etc. Hunter Bld'g 3d St., Douglas City. G. ROENE, Dealer in and Manufacturer of ^STOVES^ TIN- AND HARDWARE.! W?PLUMBING?W Douglas City, ... Alaska. ' ? - | LINDSTROM BROS. Dealers in I Dry Goods, & Clothing, E Furnlshlngt Goods, E Boots and & Shoes, E fiats and Caps, Etc. |?. Douglas City, Alaska. DELMONICO HOTEL AND RESTAURANT. ALEX. LA MOTTE, Proprietor. Board by the Day, A A Week, or Month * * Rates 'V-i r**'? in W MEALS AT ALL HOURS. W ?XST The table First-class and will satisfy the most fastidious. w Our Cotl'ee cannot l>o excelled. Doucrlas City, Alaska. THE | STAR BREWERY, DOUGLAS CITY. WWW JOHN EGAN, Proprietor. twwv W T1IE NEW BREWERY BUILD ING IS COMPLETED AND OCCUPIED OUR FACILITIES FOR BREW ING FIRST-CLASS BEER ARE NOT EXCELLED IN ALASKA ktt THE STAR BREWERY The KLONDIKE of douglas city. 4. - Is a Gentlemen's Resort ? S. GIUS, Proprietor. Choice Wines, Liquors, and Cigars. ! I THIS SPACE IS RESERVED EO R THE ALASK A PHOTO CO OF DOUGLAS** CITY WATCH I T GROW * * * * : SAM GLOVER Wm. HICKS VWWVVWWWWWiW I Seattle Billiard $ | ...Hall... 5 CHICKS & GLOVER, Props* I The Only Billiajrd Tables in tho City. ? ? Front Street, - - Douglas City, Alaska. ...THE... Charles Coffee House, DOUGLAS CITY. CHARLES WORTMAN, Proprietor. | fJtF Best Lunch in the City a? ! ?30r At Reasonable Rates A large stock of choice Confectionery always * (j on hand. I LIMING BALL. Fairly Good Attendance. A Tre menduous Spread and Those Who Served It. TO JOIN THE: GIDDY WHIRL. Our last issue contained a notice that i a grand ball would be given iu Oilman's ! Hall 011 Thanksgiving night under the j supervision of tho band boys of this | city. The ball had also been advertised I by tho posting and distribution of post- j ers, but the fact is that here, as in most j places, a party needs but little advor-1 tising to insure a good attendance. ' ^ ? i _ -i? -vt ,i ' A HOI! I U O ClOOK a i\tJwa xuuii iuuuu ; the hall, which is a largo spacious room ! with a raised platform in one end, a J stove in the other, well lighted by elec* ; trie lamps and beautifully decorated with flags and bunting. It was rather j cold outside and some snow was fall ing and so, on entering, our first move | was towards the stove, which was sur rounded with girls and women. There ! was but little lire and huddled up in 0110 corner of tho alcove in which tho ' stove was located was a young lady | with a pure white dress on. One glance ! at that white dress was sufficient to ! cause the chills to commence running up and down our back, and our teeth chattered to the tune of "Home, sweet Home." A boy soon appeared 011 the scene with a beer bottle filled with oil and commenced encouraging the fire with it, but not until the girl, with the i white dress on, left tho place where the j stove was, did the coal and oil perform | their usual functions. The youthful! janitor would take the bottle of oil and pour it in on the llaraos and whenever the bottle came in sight in the hands of the boy, there was a grand rush to get away from iu front of the stove, j When we observed this carelessness,: we regretted that we had taken the j trouble to write and publish an article about fires in this city and the danger that was resulting t hrough carelessness. About half past 9 o'clock the orches tra commenced playing a beautiful waltz and with great haste the couples ; soon comfortably filled the floor. Here ! as elsewhere, the waltz is the favorite j dance. There is something about it that dancers much admire. It really j is a beautiful sight to see a floor full j of waltzers whirling around the room with a perfect stop, and our opinion is that the Douglas City and Treadwell , dancers have got it down to perfection, j There seemed to be a total absence of J jumping that some waltzers get into ! the habit of doing. We felt sorry for one fellow, however. He held his part | nor at arms length. She was a beauti ful waltzer and to us it seemed that she several times tried to make a sneak on him and get up a little closer?to huddle up in the vicinity of his bo som as it were?but ho wouldn't have it that way. Poor fellow, he missed all the fun, according to our way of think ing, and overy effort she made to "close in" on him was mildly repulsed. The next time we go to report a dance in this city, we will take a sand club along to be used on the cold hearted gentleman. Quadrille and the other round dan cos were announced in their turn ac cording to their order in tho program. In the former, nine sets were on the floor at a time. We should judge the square dancos are not very popular for when tho caller gavo them a change, something out of tho old worn out "first four right and left" etc., the dan cers got mixed up so that it took thorn a long time to get straightened out again and into their proper places. Tho caller oxplained the matter and tried it again, but only to result in a second mix-up in which arms and limbs seem ed to bo more thoroughly ontanglod than before. Tho caller smiled, but finally succeeded in getting them through the various changes in good shano. Among the dancers, Mrs. Howe, Mrs. Dr. Harrison, Mrs. James and the Miss es Falconer and McCormick deserve special notice for grace and ease in the waltz, while if a cake were offerod as a prize, Mr. Herbert Wilson would take a whole bakory. AT THE SUPPER TABLE. About 12 o'clock the floor manager announced that supper was ready and that thereafter tho grand march would occur. The supper was given by the Guild of the Episcopal church of this J. city in Odd Fellows' Hall on third street. It -was a regular genuine Thanksgiving dinner. The supply of turkey and cranberry sauco was inex haustible and liberally provided. The preparation of the food was perfection itself. A better dinner could not bo desired. It was for the benefit of the church. It was not necessary to say that the supper wAs all right, in fact could havo been no better, for the way those who sat at the table ate, furnish ed all tho evidence necessary. No prizes wero given to those who ate tho most, but if there had been, honors wore easy between Mr. Taylor, Mr. M. 0. Howe and Dr. Harrison. On a toc nical investigation the Dr. would prob ably get tho prize. The supper was pro pared by Mrs. R. Bently, Mrs. L. A. J Anderson and Mrs. Falconer and the . waiters wore tho Misses H. Johnson, j Florenco Crofts, Maggie Shotter aud Mrs. J. C.Roso. AFTER SUPPER. The grand march took place after supper, as announced, after which dancing was renewed and continued i until a late hour. The party was a pleasant one, but wo are informed that the attendance was not as large as us ual. Among those who attended wore ! some of the best people of the town | and really wo were agreeably surprised j to see such a turnout of lino looking j people. We of course expected to see i an average collection, but this one was I far superior to the average turnout of an Alaska city. The music was excellent, could have j been no better, and was provided by i Prof. Clark Miller, Herbert Fullmer I and Charles Fremont. The Boys Give Thanks. Douglas City has a lively lot of boys. When wo say boys we don't exactly mean young boys, but we include the older fellows too. Few towns indeed can claim so many generous wide-awake men. Environment no doubt contrib- j utes to make thorn so, for Douglas City j is certainly a place where man may be I happy. All those who want employ- j mont can get it and none need ever complain of want. This is a cash busi ness town and everybody has money.! Whether those so fortunately situa ted are as appreciative of the fact as ; they should be, we really do not know, I but we believe they are. For the pur pose of informing our readers on this j subject a News man was ordered to i take a stroll around town. Wo sent a ! mind reader on this mission and we give his report. Frank Bacli is thankful that trade is good and that he has plenty of fuel on hand. Fox gave thanks that the victims of his jokes still permit him to live. Jack McDonald is thankful for his superior knowledge of the winds. Dr. Harrison gave thanks that all his | signs are right side up. M. C. Howe wa9 thankful that his I appetite stayed with him over Thauks | giving. | Smith was and ought to bo thankful j for having a big trade. O'Connor was thankful that his 200 | pound Swiss Cheese was not quite all i gone. John Egan was more than thankful that his new brewery is just what ho wants. Taylor gave thanks for a good din ner and general prosperity. . James "thanked awfully" because ho had as good a dinner as anyone. Hunter gavo thanks because Douglas I has a newspapor McKay gave thanks because he sold all his stock of fine turkeys and that his new baby is all right. LaMotte was thankful for a good pat ronage at his excellent dinner. Caspersen gavo thanks for hoalth and comfort. Sam Gius was thankful that he was I still alive. Johnson & Oottrell gave thanks be | eause they are satisfied to still remain j on earth. Boynton was exceedingly thankful that the storm was over and he could resume work on the new church. Corbus (the News man thought) was thankful for having the best job in Alaska. Hale should be thankful for being the best looking man at Treadwell. Joe Edwards was thankful because "not a wave of trouble rolls, across his peaceful breast". / Subscribe for the New6. i RECEPTION OF TIE NEWS. Our First Issue Cordially I^e* ceived by the Douglas Is land People. ? WHAT THE NEWS HAN SAW, TEie first issue of the News was gra ciously received by tho readers of Douglas City and Treadwell, and the publishers feel very thankful for the cordial reception that has been given our first publication. A News man strolled around town for a short time as soon as the paper was being, delivered. Tho writer handed our neighbor, Mr. G. Roeno a paper. Two - i- 1 ? 1 handsome women were standing oy, "What! the new paper, aro you going to slight us," said one. Of course they were each supplied with a copy. We went up to see our friend in the Douglas Pharmacy. Just before we got to the door wo heard some one making an awful noise. A man was running toward us and when ho saw that we were looking at him, he com menced to wave his hands and shout at the top of his voice. We went to meet him and with tears running out of his eyes he begged for a copy of the News. To see women and children cry for our paper is not an uncommon: thing, but for able bodied men to so lose control of their feelings is a new one oil us. "Have you come to stay?'r said another lady, as she glanced at the local page and wiped away a tear from her left eye. Ileing assured that the News would always remain here to ' ? ttr. ji *i 1 i greet ner every vvecinesuay sue ueouiue composed and we bade her good bye and strolled on. On Front street we met John Egan; it was dusk by this time. Ho was shoving a wheel barrow.. "The now paper out!" said John.. "There's your paralyzer, the only re ligious paper in Alaska", said the News man. John dropped the wheelbarrow handles and looked the sheet over^ Then ho commenced to read. He kept 011 reading and wo commenced to get cold. We had an overcoat on, but John was in his shirt sleeves. The wind was blowing and getting colder every minute. Wo could see his trous er legs flap in the mild Taku wind aa it engaged in sundry and divers flirta tions, but John read right on. Pres ently his hat blew off and went whirl ing toward the Standard Hall door, but John paid no attention to his hat and kept on reading the great newspaper of I Alaska. Just how long John stood there without coat or hat reading the News we don't know for we got so aw ful cold that wo left to find some good hot stove. He may have stayod there all night for all wo know. Of course these incidents are gratify ing to tho publishers. We are publish ing a paper for the people and to please them will bo our constant aim. nirrf. Little Myrtle McWilliama, the seven year old dauglitor of Mr. and Mrs. McWilliams of this city, died last Fri day morning. Little Myrtle had been sick for some time with scarlatina but was supposed to be getting better un til Thursday night, when a physician was summoned from Juneau, the ferry boat making an extra trip to carry him to this city; but no power could save. The immediate cause of death was hemorrhage of the lungs. Tlio funeral took place last Saturday and the inter ment was mude at Juneau, the re mains, mourners, and friends being conveyed to that city on the ferryboat on the 1 o'clock trip. The parents have the sympathy of all in the losa of a lovely child. "He who gave haa taken away." Christmas Tree Ornaments. A largo and beautiful stock of Christ mas tree ornaments, etc. has been re ceived on the last boat for the Charles Coffoe House on Front street. These goods should bo seen by everybody. Come early and get your choice. The Lamp was Loaded. A miner's lamp carried by Thomas Madden exploded at Troadwell last Thursday forenoon, from the effects of which he received severe injuries by j being burned on the neck and other portions of the body. He was immedi ' ately removed to the hospital, where, ! under the excellent care and treatment | of Dr. Dorr he is rapidly recovering. I