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The Douglas Island News
THE LOCAL FIELD. Ah. happy hills! uh. pleasing shade! Ah, fields beloved iti vain! Where once my careless childhood stray'd, A strangeT yet to pain. 5feel the gales that from ye blow A momentary bliss bestow, As, waving fresh their gladsome wing, Mywearysonl they seem to smooth, And, redolent of joy and youth, Tb breathe a second spring. ?Gkay. Smoke Berry's Clays. J^ance?Friday night. Rope?all sizes?at Feusi's. Electroplating, at Feusi's. The mill men are praying for rain. Mrs. M. B. Archer has been quite sick Mrs. A. Lilystrand is on the sick list See Feusi for all kinds of blacksmith ing. For Sale?A graud piano. See Oscai ?hmari. Glory Hole for Family Wines, $1.50 a gallon. Standard Raugesat Wortman ?fc Jen sen's. The Humboldt is due to night. Smith has the flag up. Baby carriages from $4 up at Wort man & Jensen's. Nine-pins is the popular game at the Glory Hole now. A part of the 300 mill is closed* down tor want of water.. A Juneau paper tells about driving a tiunuel 40 ft. a day. Nails for builders, all sizes and any amount, at Feusi's. Gardeu Rakes, Hoesr and Spades, at Wortman Jensen's. C'eutemeri Kid Gloves in all shades at the Treadwell store. Dr. A. Rogers contributed to the News meal tub this week. A meat famine prevailed in these parts the tirst of the week. Mr. and Mrs. \Ym. Stubbins made a Sunday trip to Raveusdale. Family Wines o< all kinds at the Glory Hole, 81.50 per gallon, Mr. E. T. Hammond has taken charge of the Douglas Meat Market. New Fall Dress Goods and Trim mings at the Treadwell store. Latest styles in Men's Hats just re ceived at the Treadwell store. Mrs. D. E. Landsl?erg and children left on the Dolphin for Seattle. Do you smoke? Kerry's Clays are the most popular cigars in the market. Ladies Shirt Waists selling at 50 cts., 75 cts. and 81 at the Treadwell store. Mr. and Mrs. John Henson and Mr. Kemmis spent Sunday at Fish creek. The bowling team of the .1BOO mill beat the 240 boys last Friday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Rbineberg and children returned to the Island via the Dolphin. The Topeka came from the South Monday night. She goes to Sitka this trip. Dr. H. R. Garner has moved his of fice nearly opposite the Douglas City Pharmacy. Frank Bach has received a large ship ment of men's clothing, which it will pay you to inspect. ) Cunningham whiskey is an addition to the excellent line of liquors carried at the Glory Hole. Get a pair of the celebrated "Tread well" shoes; every pair guaranteed at the Treadwell Store. The Glory Hole is noted for the ex cellence of its liquors and the court eous treatmeut accorded to all custom ers. Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Noonan entertain ed Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Landsburg and children at 6 o'clock dinner last Friday evening. I Strangers in the city soon learn to call for the Henry Clay and Marguerite Cigars, made by the Douglas Cigar Factory. What has become of the old fashion-1 ed man who used to say that it never j stopped raining in Alaska except when it snow9? Mr. Geo. Riedi and Mrs. Wiedeman started early Monday on Preacher Jackson's gasoline launch for Admiral-1 ty island. Two very prominent society ladies of , Douglas were seen Sunday applauding a dog fight, which one of them was en couraging with a long pole. Wortman & Jensen have received an-' other large invoice of stoves. They are now supplied with all sizes from a parlor cook to a steel range. Henry Elliott and Jack Cottrell! leave tonight or tomorrow for the Ad miralty Island mines. They expect to be absent about three weeks. The band boys have asked the News to express their thanks to the citizens who subscribed to the fund for the purchase of their new uniforms. Douglas bas a preacher who is ad dieted to the gasoline boat habit, an other who rides a bike, and a third whe can tell you all about the merits of a shotgun. H. H. Sterling is back at his desk agaiu at Treadwell, after a vacation ol I a month spent in Washington, Idaho and Montana. Harry says ho had a good time. Robbie and Hillary McKanna and ' Claudie Penglase made a raid on the salmon berry patches yesterday and brought home the finest and most berries of the kind wo have seen. For mosquito bites, bites or stings of insects, animals or reptiles, apply BAL | LARD'S SNOW LINIMENT. It coun ? teracts the poison in the wound, sub dues the inflammation and heals tho flesh. Price, 25 and 50 cents, at J. Heubner's Drug Store. The City Council met Monday even ing as usual. Ordinance No. 15, relat ing to the municipal court, police de 11 partment Ac, was passed. The bill of j the dog catcher for $4.00 for slaughter ing four dogs was allowed. The i vacancy caused by the resignation of | Mr. M. J. O'Connor was filled by the | election of N. A. Uren. i The Y. P. S. C. E. and the Junior Y. j P. S. C. E. of the Friends church will hold a union service on the mission I lawn, Friday evening, Aug. 7, beginning at 7:45. Refreshments will be served : at the close of the program. Everyone is invited to come and take part in the 1 lessou and enjoy the social hour fol lowing. Mr. Smith, representing James F. | Ballard, of St. Louis, Mo., was a pas i senger on the Topeka. He will visit j the towns of S. E. Alaska this trip. ? Since his last visit a year ago, Ballard's Snow Linimeut, and other remedies, have become quite popular iu these parts. Mr. Smith is aocompauied by his wife. The band boys new uniforms have I finally arrived and they are swell. They are of a dark blue material and are all ! done off with a great profusion of gilt. The caps are made to match. The 1 boys turned out Monday evening and discoursed sweet strains of music, that eouuded sweeter because of the new uniforms. Chief Joe Coggius and his band of : trusty braves, Irvirc Warren, John Museth and Francis Coggins, swooped down upon the finny inhabitants of Fish creek Sunday afternoon and found them wholly unprepared for defense against a band of such great ; warriors, and the result was that the invaders carried off a large number of the inhabitants and came home Mon day night covered with glory and mos quito bites. Judge James W. Witten, special U. S. inspector, of Washington, D. C.r was in the city today. He had with him a plat of the townsite of Douglas that had been filed iu the U. S. land office years ago, before there was any law by j or under which the citizens of an Alas-j ka town could obtain title to their lots. It was the first paper ever filed relating to town lots in Alaska. The office had no place to file it, haviug no others like it, so they just kept it as a relic or a curio. A baby was born to a certain minister last Saturday morning, says an Oklaho ma paper. That evening the church of ficers waited on him with $50 in cash, i The next morning when the congrega-. tion assembled two wags stood before the church door and one bet that the minister would thank the Lord for the money first and the other bet he would I thank the Lord for the baby. When the reverend gentleman arose tc pray he said: "Lord, we thank Thee for this timely succor," and the boys are yet undecided as to which was the winner. E. A. Hegg, the photographer, and his assistant Miss Henson, went down j to visit the Takus yesterday; they went to take some pictures of the dancing at the potlatch which has been going on for several weeks. When they ar rived at Taku they had some difficulty in landing as the Indians had been | driuking quite freely of the hootch that cheers. They finally effected a landing, and, after much diplomacy on both sides, they gained an entrance into the hall where the dancing was taking place. There arrival there cre ated quite a commotion among the performers and a halt was called in the ceremonies while a pow-wow was indulged in, the verdict of which as given in the words of Jimmie Jack, their special guardian, was; "Ladies and gentlemen, you had better come back some other day." The visitors were glad enough to get in their little boat and get away from the noise and the smell of the hootch. Ice Cream. Mrs. Laughlia sells ice cream by the pint, quart or gallon, also by the dish. Careful attention given to specia orders. AT THE TREADWELL. Hoist Man and Two Oth ers Killed This Morning. Three are dead and four are more or less seriously injured, as the result of the breaking of the cable at the new Treadwell hoist, this morning at 1:30 i o'clock. The dead are: T. J. Welch?hoist mau. Ole Linge?miner. Joe Leon?miner. The injured are: Nels J. Peterson, leg badly broken John Arthurn, shoulder sprained. Knut Hanson, bruised. Jackson, bruised. Without any warning whatever the 1 cable, which, attached to the big steam winch, raises and lowers the ore skips i in the big shaft, broke. The skip, which itself weighs over 3 tons, loaded with 4 tons of ore crashed to the bot-! torn of the shaft. Thomas Welch had charge of the : smaller hoist, used to raise and lower ' the men. His position was in front of the big hoist, or between it and the shaft. When the big cable parted the loose end coiled around like a serpent, catching Welch in its folds, killing him , instantly. He was torn and bruised and the upper part of his head was torn completely away. The skip in its downward path to the bottom of the shaft, carried destruc-1 tion and death with it. The shaft is down about 900 feet. Six men employ ed by contractor Albion Bartello were in the bottom of the shaft, working three drills. A bulkhead is built at the 750 ft. level, from which level ore was being hoisted. When the skip fell it crashed through the bulkhead and the whole thing, skip, timbers and all fell to the bottom on top of the men. The shaft is twenty feet across, and this fact only accounts for the escape of the men. Shift boss Frank Burns was at the 440 level when the accident occurred. He climbed down the ladders to the 750 level. From there a bucket work9 to the bottom. He found the pump which keeps the shaft clear of water, stopped, and the pump man nowhere to be found. It was an anxious moment until Burns found that he could start that pump,for,if that refused to work, any of the men who might be alive in the shaft would be drowned like rats. But it worked. On reaching the bot- ' torn of the shaft Mr. Burns accompan ied by Mr. Goldensmith and some other i men, found that two of the men could be liberated from their perilous posi- ' tion by a few moments work. This was done, and they were found to be i ' only slightly injured. Two others, more seriously injured but still alive, were taken out after 2>? hours hard work. The bodies of the two killed were taken out at 5 o'clock. With auything happens, some men lo*e their nerve, and others seem to be specially cool and active. Perhaps J neither blame nor praise should attach j in either case. Yet the coolness of Mr. j Thomas Tatom who was in charge of! the big hoist at the time the cable i broke was certainly remarkable. The two ore skips counter balance, j When the cable parted and one skip | fell, the other began to shoot down like lightning. With the cable whipping j its deadly coils all about him, he calm- j ly applied the brake and stopped the skip. Thomas J. Welch,who was one of the j victims of the accident this morning, has been mining in S. E. Alaska, and a resident of Douglas Island for several, years. He has a large circle of friends j and acquaintances who will regret his ! untimely end. He was a member of i Gastineaux Lodge, No. 124, F. & A. M., which organization will take charge of tne remains. We understand he had a father and sister living in New York, and who have been notified by wire of the sad occurrence. They Will Dance. The Douglas Harmony Band will give a dance at Natatorium Hall on Friday evening next. The boys will be out with their now uniforms on, doing the honors of the occasion. Now is the time for the good people of Douglas to show by their actions that they appre ciate the efforts of the boys to give us a first class band, by patronizing them liberally. The boys need money to pay for new music, an instructor, and, if possible, new instruments. The tickets are $1.00 each, and every man in Douglas can afford to buy one whether he can dance or not. For those who dance, the enjoyment of the occasion will repay them amply for so small an outlay. Let everybody dance. A Pleasant Party. One of the nicest little affairs ever given in Douglas was a dancing party given by the Y. M. R. C. to the ladies of the Y. W. R. C. last Monday evening at Ohman's Hall. Our readers may wonder what the mystic letters "Y. M. R. C." stand for. To be candid we must admit that we are blissfully ignorant on that subject. But the fact remains that they and their guests, "the ladies," passed a very pleasant evening and no questions asked. Notice. The assessment books of the City of j Douglas for the year 1903 are complete ! and are at the office of the City Clerk, and are open for inspection. On Saturday, Aug. 15, 1903, the city council will sit as a Board of Equaliza tion, at which time all persons having complaints regarding their assess ment shall appear with said complaint duly verified and present the same for consideration. By Order of the City Council. Nearly Finished. Carpenters, painters and plumbers are rushing Mr. P. H. Fox's new store toward completion. It is now a ques tion of only a few weeks when it will be completed. Mr. Fox says that he has now neither time nor space to exhibit his special bargains, but as soon as he gets moved into his new store, he will have some thing to offer that will surprise the peo ple of Douglas Island. We Have a Delegate. Mr. R. J. Willis, of Treadwell, has been appointed by Gov. John G. Brady as a delegate to the Trans-Mississippi Congress, to represent Douglas Island. The choice is a good one, and with the assistance of Mr. C. W. Young, the del egate from Juneau, Gastineau Channel will be well represented. Mr. Willis has bis credentials. Advertised Letters. Letters remaining unclaimed in the postofflce at Douglas, Alaska, on Aug. 1st, 1903. Persons wishing any of them should call for "Advertised Letters" R. R. Hubbard, P. M. Bevc, Matija Gjilovich, Petar Herrett, John Larson, Carl W. Ringstad, Nils Suberich, Vrile J. Special Rates. Douglas to Seattle and return $37.50 good for thirty days. No stop overs. S. S. Dolphin leaving here Aug. 12th and S. S. Humboldt Aug. 17th, 1903. Account Trans-Mississippi Congress. Alaska Steamship Co., Agents. A Seattle paper of July 18th says: "Mabel Towler told the court this morning that she thought she had sup ported her husband long enough. They were married in Douglas, Alaska, and a short time afterwards had trouble. She came down to Seattle and secured em ployment in a variety theatre. She told the court that she was a professional musician and vaudeville performer, and by this means provided for her mother and child. Judge Griffin granted the divorce." Mrs. Towler was better known as Vena Aberdeen. I ; > I s ? i ,1 , JJlaska ?readwell ?old IHininq Company l N MERCANTILE DEPARTMENT Special Tor this m?K ? ???? Mm' Shirt (Uaists CLOSING OUT AT 50Ct$ 75Ct$ $1.00 REGULAR PRICE $1.50? $2.00 $3.00 . ; ? ??