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The Douglas Island News. Entered at Douglas Pout-office as Second Class Mail Matter. CHARLES A. MOPP Editor and Proprietor. PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESOAY j TERMS:?In Advance. One Year ----- $3.00 Six Months ------- 1.50 Three Month* ------ 73 Single Copie# ------ 10 Foreign Postage must be prepaid. The New* at Juneau. The News in on sale at the Postoffice News ; Ftand. TELEPHONE 105. Wednesday, December 26,1900. h'lLLISNOO ITEMS. Since last writiug we have bad a few , days of very cold weather; as cold as ; we had last year in March, which was all the cold weather we got here. As soon as the weather moderated it be-; gau snowing, and in a day and a night one and a half feet of snow fell. But it only lay a day until it began rain ing, and it soon disappeared. We have had nice weather since. We have had two deaths in our vil lage (Angoon) within the past two weeks. The first, a man of high degree in his tribe. Jay is his Eoglish name;! I won't attempt to spell or pronounce his Indian name, it is too much for me. 'They buried him in great style, or at least fine for them. The coffin was liu ed with white surah silk and covered i with green velveteen. It was made by an Indian who whs visiting here from Sitka and it looked very nice. They! wrapped him in a fine blanket used i only ou great occasions, such a9 pot latching and dancing. They also pot several blankets inside the coffin, to gether with his revolver, some ammuni tion and other articles too numerous to mention. They always cover the face as 8con as tbey die and no one is per mitted to see it. I said they buried him. Well, they called it burying. But they built a house about six by eight feet, one-half story high, with two win-' dows in it, and laid him in it. In the spring when the ground is suitable they will dig a grave, bury him, and i put a fine fence aronnd house and all.| ( Then a great feast will be held. In-' stead of mourning when their friends die tbey feast, and it seems a great time with them. The house they put him in was much better than the one heulived in. Then, in a few days, a baby died. It was four months old. It was the time of the snow storm, so they made a ; little house (tent shaped) out of mus lin and fastened it up on poles about twelve feet high, and pnt the baby in it. Tbey made a coffiu for it, too, bat not fine a one as Jay V. Well, this is enough abont the dead; I will tell you i semeihiug about the living. /._ One of the Indians who had begun : building a house last spring finished it this week and they had about one hun dred and fifty of the Indians from Kill Is noo here to the feast and dance which followed in the evening. Such occasions are talked about and looked j forward to for weeks before they cele brate them. The host on such occa sions doesn't have to provide all the eatables. Different ones who are invit ed bring bread, canned fruit, cakes, etc., j with them and make a present to him.; Soon there will be two new houses fin-! ished, and then another big time for them. After these feasts and the usual good times are over many of the In dians leave here for Hoonah, where j they feast and dance for one moon, and then return for the winter to entertain j the Hoonah, Juneau and Sitka Indians for about two moons. There will be i feasting and dancing then night and day. All this takes money for they pay the dancers in blankets and moDey. Some get as high as two hundred blan kets and one hundred dollars in money. They spend in winter nearly all they earn in summer. Few lay up much money. But 1 don't know as I blame j them much for spending their money and getting the good of it while living, for whatever is left in the way of mon ey or hlankets at death is given to their friends and not to their family. This letter may not be interesting to the readers of the News who live in or near an Indian village bat knowing that tbe paper has a large circulation in the states as well as different parts of Alaska,. I thought a letter teHing something about the habits and cus toms of the Indians would not be out ?*f place. In a place like this it is dif flcult to find much of interest to write about. Mrs. Chas. Van Huebner. Killisnoo, Dec. 17th. IN THE NEW CHURCH. Sunday morning the Episcopalians celebrated the opening of their little chapel. The services were very interesting. Some special music had been arranged, and as the choir had practiced faithful ly, the music was well rendered. Com munion was administered. A number from Juneau participated in the ser vices. In the Episcopal service, following a special service of any kind, is a celebra tion called the "Octave." Consequent ly next Sunday evening will follow the "Octave" of the opening of the church. Special music will be rendered and the public is invited cordially to attend. * DOUGLAS OPERA HOUSE. By special arrangement Mr. and Mrs., Geo. T. Snow appeared at the Douglas Opera House last Friday evening in the play "A False Friend." They were ably supported by the members of the com pany, and those who were so fortunate as to attend were well entertained. Mr. J. A. Snow was also one of the cast and J altogether it was the best show that Douglas has seen for many a day. The house was well filled. THF NEW SUPERINTENDENT. Supt. MacDonald, who takes the po-! sition at Treadwell made vacant by the resignation of Mr. J. P, Corbus, arrived from the south last Saturday evening. He was accompanied by Mr. H. H. Sterling, R. R. Rogers and T.S. Noonan. Our good friends Martin Olsen and "California Joe," proprietors of the j "Board of Trade," were the first to re- j member that the printer is susceptible ! to feelings of happiness and joy. Their present was a large phial of that won derful Kentucky elixir that never fails ! to inspire a flood of eloquence. How our contemporaries will envy us as1 they learn of our happy condition. We can only return our thanks and best wishes. It is said that a gentleman with a tale to tell got started at one of our local; resorts one evening the first of the1 week. His auditors became alarmed for his vocal organs and placed a glass of water near as a lubricant, but he Dever stopped for a moment until the story was ended, not even when a giaut boom exploded under his chair. Mr. George B. Moore made a short but pleasant call at the News office last Thursday evening. George is one of Col. Jno. Moore's boys and i9 one of the fiuest young men on the Island. He is foreman of the "700" stamp mill and is devoting his entire energy to a thor ough mastery of his business. A young lady in this town received for a Christmas presents silk handker chief that is unique, inasmuch as it has marked by large colored spots the places where to blow your nose. DON'T USE GLASSES Unless you need them, and when you do need them, be 6ure they fit you. Don't guess at it. O. L. Sharick, the optician, will give you a thorough ex amination free of charge, and if you don't need glasses will tell you so. O. L. Sharick, Jeweler and Optician Front street. Be sure you look at the suits and ov ercoats at Bach's before you make a purchase. douglas art gallery AND VARIETY STORE "?"TOYS ? CANDIES i STATIONERY ~V Photos Enlarged, work done in Douglas. Front Street. WANTED?ACTIVE MAN OF GOOD CHAR ? acter to deliver and collect in Alaska for old I established manufacturing wholesale house. 1 ?900 a year, sure pay. Honesty more than experience required. Our reference, any J bank in any city. Enclose self-addressed i stamped envelope. Manufacturers, Third ! Floor, Si Dearborn St.T Chicago. 5-1? august feil, ?tho? BAKER Second Street Fresh Bread, Cakes and Pies , Every 0?y. IFSnSl (i ii Meat Market!! H (I ! I 1 Tb? place to buy your MEAT I! We carry everything to be n |] | found in a first-class J | j |! market. !! i: Watch Our Prices 1 ! GROCERIES J IWe carry a complete stock j j | in this line. Call and get! I prices. If you want fresh ] j 11 Fruit, Vegetables, * Candy, j j I Cigars or Snuff,come to us !! ! We have it. | ?????TO????????!*????????! " fflMMlWS! & CHAS. E. PEABODY, Mngr. O O * ^ Speedy and Elegantly Fitted o ? Twin-Screw 3 S. S. DOLPHIN ?O Will Inaugurate a *?> f FAST LIMITED EXPRESS SERVICE ? Between Seattle, Ketchikan, Juneau, Douglas City, and Skagway Saturday, December 29th. S. S. Dolphin, entirely nnd elegantly I refitted, la the fastest boat ou this run. Twin propeller*, triple expansion en gines, 7 bulkheads, insuring speed and : safety. For all Southeastern Alaska Ports This company's A1 steamers leave i Sohwabaoher'.s dock, Seattle, for Metla j kahtla, Ketchikan. Wrangel. Douglas, Juneau, Haines and Skugway. | Steamer FARALLON Monday, Dec. 17th, at 9 p.in, Steamship DIRIGO Sunday, Dec. 23, at 9 p.m. Connecting with the WHITE PASS AND YUKON ROUTE ! G 0 i FOR DAWSON X For further information apply to SANDER A HA YNKS, Ticket Agents, X X 101 Yosler Way, Tel. Main 186. i. G. CAItROLL, Freight Agent. X ELMER E. SMITH, Agt. 2 2 ' Douglas City, Alaska. ^ * Commencing Oct. 1st steamer* Dirigo ^ a and Farallon will land at Douglas City <? i North and South bound and deliver ^ ty Mail, Passengers nnd Freight before ^ X. going to Juueau. The steamer Dolphin X ! a will land on application to KLMKR E. X 2 SMITH. Agent. APPLICATION. Lund Office, Sitka, Alaska, Sept. IS, 1900. The Victoria Cross Fishing: and Mining: Co., a corporation, of the Citv and County of San Franoisco, State of California, assignee of ! William R. Hess, being: entitled to the bene l fits of Section 2306 of the revised Statutes of the United States, granting additional lands to soldiers and sailors who served in the war of the Rebellion, do hereby apply to enter tho following: Commencing: at a stone marked Cor. No. 1, situate on the shore of Tongass Narrows at the mouth und on the left bank of Ketchikan ! creek, from which U. S. I. M. bears N, 49? 10' W., 1.15 chains distant: thence N. 7 0 W. 1.51 chains to stone marked Cor. No. 2; thence S. 83 o W. 1J4 chains to stone marked Cor. No. 8, situate on left bank of Ketcliikuu creek; thence along ordinary high water mark of Ketchikan creek and Tongnss Narrows S, 18? 80' K . .78 ohaius; S.60O a0' E. 1.24 chains to the point of beginning, being Alaska Non Mineral Survey No. 151. Magnetic Variation 28 0 05' E.. containing .12 of an acre, as additional to his original homestead on the West % of Sw% See. l,x. 28 N. R. 3 W., which he entered April 3, 1872, por Homestead No. 4028, at the Ironton, Mo. U. S. Land Office. VICTORIA CROSS FISHING & MINING CO. By L. S. Sclioenfeld, Sec'y. First publication. Oct. 24,1900. Lost publication, Dec. 26,1900. @50 YEARS' - EXPERIENCE Trade Marks Designs Copyrights Ac Anyone sending a sketch and description may quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an invention is probably patentable^ Communica tions strictly confidential. Handbook on Patents sent free. Oldest agency for securing patents. Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive special notice,, without charge,, in the Scientific American. A handsome ly Ufcistrated weekly. largest cir culation of any scientific iournaL Terms. $3 a year: four months, $L Sold by ail newsdealers. MUNN & Co.3618^- New York Branch Office. (35 ? SU Washington. D. C. 1*1 " EL |i| N O T I , G O O D |j| | CHEAP hi || CLOTHING |j: ij CLOTHING lJUl CHEAP;! |! 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San Fran- 9 p.m. Juneau Skag- | Lv. ; Skag- Seattle Fran cisco Tacoma uay " Sitka I uay Juneau Tacoma Senttlo cisoo 11a.m. J a.m. | South a.m. Sopt. 8 Sept. 12 Sept. 16 Sept. 17 Sept 18 Sept. 17 Sept. 19 Sept. 23 Sept. 28 Sept. 29 13 " 17 44 21 "? 22; i - 22 " 24 il 23 Oct. 1 Oct, 4 lb. 44 22 44 28 44 27; 44 271 44 29!Oct. 3 44 6 " 9 44 23, ,l 27 Oct. li Oct. 2'Oct. 8,Oct. 20ct. 4 " 8 44 11 44 14 " 28'Oct. 2 44 6 7, " 7 44 91 44 13 44 16 41 19 Oct. Si 44 7 44 ll1 44 12 44 12 44 14; 44 18 4' 21 44 24 8 ?? 12 44 lfl; ,44 17;0ct. 18 44 17 44 19 44 2 3 44 2 6 4 4 29 18 44 17 44 21 44 2$j 44 2 2 4 4 2 4 4 4 2 8 4 4 31 Nov. 3 ?? 18 4 4 2 2 4 4 2 6 4 4 27' | 44 27 44 29 Nov. 2 Nov. 5 44 8 " 23: ?' 27 44 31 iNov. 1 Nov. 2 Nov. 1 Nov. 3 44 7 44 10 44 13 28 Nov. 1 Nov. .V 44 6 44 6 44 8 44 12 44 15 44 18 Nov. 2 44 6 44 10, 44 ll! 14 U 44 13 44 17 44 20 44 28 " 7' 44 1 1 44 l.V 44 1 6 1 44 1 7 44 1 6 44 1 8 4 4 2 2 4 4 25 l 44 28 Steamers call at Ketchikan and Wrangle North and Southt>oiind. Steamers Cottage City and Queen will call at Victoria, B. C., North and Southboun d. The above dates are only approximate For further information obtain folder. The Companv reserves the right to change, without previous notice,Steamer's sailing dates, and hour of sailing Agents:?JunkauFekby & Nav. Co., Douglas; H.F.Robinson, Alaska Supt., Juneau. H. H. Lloyd, Puget Sound Supt. C. W. Millkh, Asst. P.S. Agt., Seattle Wash. GOODALL, PERKINS & CO., the ..NEW YORK FAMILY STORY PAPER FOR 1901 The New York Family Story Paper ranks highest in circulation and genoral esteem of all similar papers published in this country. Among its Contributors, most of whom write exclusively for its columns, are: MISS LAURA JEAN LIBBY, MRS. ALEX. McVEIGH MILLER, MRS. E. BURKE COLLINS, MRS. CHARLOTTE M. STANLEY, MRS. EVELYN MALCOLM, MRS. MARY A. KIDDER, MISS ABI S. JACKMAN, MRS. CHARLOTTE M. KINGSLEY, MRS. LILLIAN R. DRAYTON, MISS LUCY M. RUSSELL, MISS GERALDINE FLEMING, MR. T. W. 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