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Douglas Island News
SUPPLEMENT Vol. I. Douglas City and Treadwell, Alaska, Wednesday, July 12, 1899. No. 34 The Fourth of July. The finance committee and a uum ber of our citizeus met in Oilman's 1 f ill last Monday night to audit the bills and close up the business for the year 1S99. The treasurer's report as approved by the meeting, of the receipts and dis bursements, is as follows: RECEIPTS. Balance carried over from cele bration of 181)7 8 GO 10 Amount subscribed by Tread well, United and Mexican Co/s employees 034 00 Amount subscribed by citizens of Douglas City 390 00 Entrance fees. 100 yard race 3 00 Sale of lumber 1) 00 Total receipts from all sources 81,102 10 DISBURSEMENTS. Company "C," X. G. A. 8150 00 Amount donated in open meet ing. Douglas City Brass Hand, music furnished during the day 100 00 Herbert Fulmer, music furnish ed at the ball 75 00 Sports 8450 00 Less tug of war contest, declared off... .854 IH) Less ladies' race, declared off.... 10 50 04 50 .'101 50 .). C. Perry, pies and eggs for pie eating contest 2 45 \V. T. 11 iff, lumber 24 44 H. C. Jones, hauling gravel. ... 15 00 Miss Florence Crofts, 42 badges and 3 sashes 41 50 C. E. Matthews, caller at ball... 10 00 A. Murray 7 days, 4 hours labor.. .833 24 Sweeping Armory hall and sawdust 1 00 Xails 1 50 35 74 H. C. Jones, 1 lb. powder 50 Oscar Ohmao, rent of Oilman's Hall, 5 nights at 82 10 00 Douglas News Depot, 2 5-0 gross program pencils < iu G. Cock burn, cleaning greased pole and sacks 5 (X) Phelps Co.. sweeping Armory building 3 75 C. A. Lindstrom, bunting, etc.. 7 25 M. J. O'Connor, brooms 1 (X) P. H. Fox, rope 3 15 IX McKay, sundries 3 25 A. T. G. M. Co., flags, bunting, festooning and powder 40 40 Thos. Boxton, an Indian, greas ing pig 2 00 Douglas Island News Printing posters and programmes $33 00 Publishing Treasurer's report 9 00 42 (X) Total disbursements $1,037 03 Balance, amount on hand $05 07 A tender of thanks was voted to the various committees and others- who rendered assistance for the celebration. On motion, a vote of thanks was also I tendered to the News for the publica ? tion of the program and actions of the committees from time to time. Mr. Willis acted as chairman and I). W. McKay as secretary. The utmost harmony prevailed and everybody seems well satisfied with the manage ment of the celebration. Jumped the Captain. A News man went over to Tread well while the Orizaba was loading sulphates last Monday forenoon. We went to see Capt. Hiukle for the purpose of pouring a tale of woe into his ears on account of our mail nearly always be iug carried past our place to Juneau, but the captain got the best of us, for it is a fact that he nearly always stops at Douglas on his way up and throws the mail oir, while the other command-, ers run by. We were thus disappointed iu our mission and chief engineer J. E. A. Miller being present, we took a new tack on the officers and commenced a vigorous discussion of religious and political subjects. We are pleased to say that we left these two elegant gen tlemen much refreshed. Mr. Sanders and the People. Mr. Sanders was in the city yester day. He will make proof on his mining claims sometime next month. Mn. Sanders and the inhabitants of the towu have, as we are informed, come to an agreement and wo can assure our people that Mr. Sanders will do as he agrees. We trust that when his proof is made, some of the property will be platted and made a part of the town site. Charged With liurglary. Purser Oreushaw informed the News man that the Seoliu brought up from Sumdum on her last trip, two men named J. Sullivan and G. Ryan, who are charged with the crime of burg lary and larceny. Mr. Shoup, of that city, made the arrest. It is claimed that the men broke into a saloon and stole some cigars, whisky and some money. 3000 Foot Jump. Prof. Leonard, the balloon man, will make an ascension on Sunday next, the 10th. He will drop with a para chute and it will be a sight worth see ing. It is the intention of the Profes sor to drop about MOO feet. His exhi bition on the Fourth was witnessed by thousands of people, and as many more will see him next Sunday. The Haines' Wharf. The Haines' wharf, at last account, is about completed. This will be a grand thing for that city. She has very much needed a wharf. The Queen. The Queen, Wallace captain, returned from the north last Saturday with every stateroom crowded to its full capacity. The Queen will make two more Alaska trips and then she will resume her San Francisco run. She is a line vessel and very popular. Commodore Purser Curtice is with the Queen on her Alas ka trips. One of the Seven Virgins. One of the so eel led "Seven Virgins" was arrested by Billy Howard, the In dian policeman, lust Monday. Her name is Kate and she is a full blood Kluteh. She was disorderly and made considerable resistance, but Billy had a hand cuff on one wrist and pulled her for more than a quarter of a mile to McEiheny's jail. Kate is a lighter and she landed 011 Billy with her right several times. She did not confine her efforts to the usual rules, for she land ed both above and below the belt. From here she goes to Judge Malcolm at J tineau for trial. The Douglas Ship Yards. The Butler Bros, are working on a little steamboat that will be the finest in Alaska of its class. It will be 52 feet long, with a 12 foot beam, and will make, when completed, over ten knots per hour. The craft will be supplied with a Robert's boiler and compound marine condensing engines. The builders have been at work on this boat for a long time and no better built boat has ever sailed in Alaska waters. They expect to launch her in about six weeks. She has not yet been named and we suggest that she be called ''The Douglas City." Wanted. The party who has Vol. 28, devoted to poetry, of the Library of the World's Best Literature, that belongs to Mr. Wirt, will please return the same to the study of the church. Lost. Mr. A. L. Anderson lost a pair of spectacles between this city and Tread well. The finder will please return to the owner. Frank Bach, Back. Mr. Frank Bach, one of our very best and most enterprising citizens, returned to his home at Douglas City on the Flosie this morningat 2 o'clock. Mr. Bach is looking well, although he has lost some in weight during his six months absence. It will be re membered that Mr. Bach went to Dawson over the ice last winter with a dog team, but in coming out he rode the whole distance except five miles around the rapids. Donnel Berry, one of the most pop ular men on Douglas Island, will make a trip to the sound in search of pleasure and recreation. The body of the man who was drown ed in the lake at the time Frauk Kane lost his life, was recently found float ing 011 the water. * Ed. Webster, the popular telephone man, went to Seattle on the Orizaba. It is said that Dr. Castle, of Daw son, formerly of Juneau, is doing well in the Klondike.