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The Douglas Island News.
THE LOCAL FIELD. The man who whispers down a well About the goods he has to sell, Won't reap as many golden dollars. As he who climbs a tree and hollers. ?Exchange. Feusi repairs guus and Iocks. Guns aud ammunition at Fensi's. New fur boas at the Treadwell Store. Stretchers for dryiug lace curtains at vVortrnau & JeuseD's. Have you seen the new ladies shoes ! al the Treadwell Store? Leave orders for party cakes at the Douglas Bakery, J. Weber, prop. Doors, shingles, windows aud storm windows at Wortman Jenseu's. Have you ordered your turkey yet? The Treadwell Market is the place. The Treadwell Store is now sole agent for the celebrated Kingsbury hat. The fall liue of H. S. &, M. clothing at the Treadwell Store, is the best in , Alaska. Feusi still has curios that he is sell ing at low figures. New ones just pur chased. >Ir. Emil Refiling has purchased the Gus Johnson cottage on north Second I street, and has moved in. ! The big swim at the Xat. comes off every Wednesday and Saturday eveu iugs, and Sunday afternoon. Arrangements for private oathing parties at the Xat. cau be made for any time of the day or night. The biggest line of men's caps ever seen on the Island, has just been open ed up at the Treadwell Store. Mrs. R. Gribble and family have moved into the Huuter cottage, at the corner of Third and F streets. Before you buy that new heating stove, see the stock Wortmau & Jeu- | Beu have. All kinds and at all prices. Wo have just secured the Douglas Island agency for the Royal Worchester Corset, all styles. The Treadwell Store. For Sale?Good resideuce lot in Douglas, 50x200 ft. Warranty deed. Inquire at Xews office. Lot ou Fourth St. betweeu D. and E. tf. Do you need Furniture, Sewing Machines, Trunks, Stoves, Granite and Tinware, and Crockery? At reduced prices, at Feusi's Hardware Store. The Douglas Bakery, J. Weber, Prop, will supply you with the finest bread, cakes and pies at the most reasonable prices. Beihl's old stand, near the saw mill. Chickens.?Those wishing dressed chickens for Sunday, should leave \ their order with the Douglas Meat Market not later than Saturday morn ing. A letter from Dr. Albert Rogers brings the information that the Doctor is attendiug the Chicago Policlinic aud Hospital, a clinical school for practi tioners of medicine. Ed. Howe in Atchison Globe: It is , one sigu you are all right when you be-' lieve the others are. . . If you dis-1 like anyone dou't show it. That is the test of a thoroughbred. The boys aud girls ot Douglas "cel ebrated" Hallowe'en in great style,, in all kinds of tricks aud prauks, just as their daddies used to do. Every thing that was loose was moved. The Alaska Indian who was found sleeping on a railroad track at Seattle, with a thousand plunks iu his breeches pocket, can thank his stars that the Se attle spirit didn't walk that night. The Jefferson went south thi3 morn ing with the following passengers from Douglas: J. Wahh, Olaf Anderson, J. W. Armstrong, Mr. and Mrs. P. J.: Brown, Peter Johnson and Prank John son. Prank Burns, a well kuown Douglas Island boy, is now the proprietor of the New Universal Hotel, at 821 Pirst aven- j ue south, Seattle. Island people visit- j ing Seattle will find a hearty welcome at Frank's hotel. The Palace Cafe, Oyster and Chop, House, between Pirst and Second j streets, is now open for Business. Everything in the market. Your pa tronage solicited. Try our Sunday' dinner. W. A. Mackie, proprietor. Swedish Evangelical Lutheran ser-! vice next Sunday at 8 p. m. Sunday school at 12:15., all at Finn Hall. All j Scandinavians are cordially invited. Please come each and all and we will do you good. J. A. Levin, Pastor, i "A mind reader,in southern Missouri having demonstrated to a party of la dies and gentlemen his ability to read a newspaper through two thicknesses | of a horse blanket, one of the girls left the room with the remark that she1 "was not going to stay there any longer with such a thin dress on."' Eramet McKanna is employed at Mr. P. H. Fox's store. November 24th is the day set apart for Thanksgiving. Mrs. Christianson is visiting friends in this city and in Juneau. Mrs. A. L. Anderson who has beon quite ill,is reported to be improving. The Jefferson carried 39 boxes of fresh halibut from the Douglas wharf. We have heard it said that an invita tion to supper over the telephone is not always to be relied on. Ladies, don't forget that Claire is closing out her Millinery at Douglas at j half price. Now is your chance. Whether or not Alaska is a territory, it is nevertheless true that many of its foderal officials are living in a doubt ful state.?Ex. The Japanese restaurant keepers of Douglas are preparing to celebrate the 1 birthday of the Emperor of Japan, to* ' morrow. All kinds of fancy dishes will be set before their customers. In the boxing match at the Douglas ' Opera House last Saturday night, be- \ tween Caribou Siuclair and the Dago Kid, Sinclair was awarded the decision 1 after a hard fought contost. AI. Stephens has heard from his; brother George who went to St. Louis j to attend the World's Fair. George is j lying sick in one of the hospitals at St. > Louis, suffering from an attack of ty phoid pneumonia. In regard to the McCall Dispatch controversy the Record Miner says, "The fight is not ours." As Mr. Mc Call is a patron of the* hyphenated daily, the disinterested attitude of that sheet is certainly becoming. HALLOWE'EN PARTY. One uight iu each year the ghosts and goblius forsake their dark, dank caves iu the fearsome depths of the great earth; 011 that one night they ! turn from their ghostly, hideous pleas ures, aud casting aside all of their unearthly ways, indulge in innocent boyish pranks. This night is known to men as Hallowe'en, the Hist day of October. Some time before the auspicious day this year the call went forth that there ; would be a gatheriug of the weird claus , at Christoe Cave, on Tread well Hill on that night. All was excitement in the haunts of the hobgoblins, that being the chief topic for discussion among the invited ones, aud great were the preparations | made for the great event. On the fateful night, weird figures might have been seeu wendiug their : way toward the meeting place. The; cave was decorated for the occasion, jack o'lauterns aud other symbols of Hallowe'en greeting you at every turn, both outside and after you had gaiued j access to the interior, (which was only obtained by those who possessed the mystic words and signs.) As soon as the gatheriug was com plete the games were started; they were the old games that are linked with 1 Hallowe'en, most all of them beiug: such contests that made quite clear the future welfare of the contestants. All entered into the fun of the games, aud little would you think that this j merry company of bright faced people indulging in these innocent, old fash- j ioned games were but spooks, who are j doomed to walk their weary beats on j this tiresome earth forever, but such was the case, for just as the clock toll-! ed the hour of eleven a great change! came over the sceue; the lights sput- 1 tered and went out, aud ghostly figures flitted here aud there taking their places in the march through the cave, arrayed in garments of the grave. The march kept up for some time,; and then a mystic circle was formed, ; and the ghost story contest took place. Some very blood-curdling incidents j were spoken of,which gave the goblins a splendid appetite for the delightful j repast of sulphur and brimstone which j was served immediately after. A ballot was taken after the light refreshments, and Mr. Harry Barrack man, the spook who haunts the Tread well store, was awarded the prize for the skeeriest ghost story, and Mr. j Smith, the goblin who makes his abode in the Treadwell office received the prize for the most ghostly costume. Alter some siDging ana pleasant i conversation the hobgoblins vanished,1 each one taking up the tangled skein ; of life where they had left off, and each spook looked forward to the next Hal lowe'en and its few fleeting hours of happiness with glad anticipation. The spooks present were: The J host and hostess, Mr. and Mrs. James Chris toe, the Misses Annie and Minnie Mus eth, Annie McCormick, Mildred Powell, Hildur Lily strand, Mary Fox, Zoora Weyer; Messrs. Jack, Albert and David Christoe, Nate Mullen, Fred Hebert, Harry Barrackman, Chas. Fox, Jack Henson and Mr. Smith. I CLAIRE, the Milliner, wishes to in form the ladies of Douglas Island that j she will close out all millinery at her store in Douglas at- 10 per cent over half price?that is, you can get a two dollar hat for SI.10, or a S10.00 hat for $5.50. This millinery is all going. Come early aud get the best selection. Store on Third street, near the News Office. Mr. Carl Strom has been placed in charge of the circulation department of the Record-Miner. Carl is a good fellow and we congratulate him, but we don't see why the mauagers of the paper should editorially reveal to the | suffering public that their former em ployees were dishonest, inefficient and without the confidence of the eutire community. On last Saturday evening Mrs. Win. Goldensmith entertained a party of, young folks at her home. The games of the eveuiug were whist and "Pit." | Dainty refreshments were served, and all went home happy after an evening pleasantly spent. Those present were ; Misses Bessie Johusou,Mary Gravrock, ; Ethel Erickson, Katy Coggins and; Lizzie Uren; Messrs. John Penglase, I Sam Keist, Peter Gilovich, Phil Mc Kanna, Jack Hensou, Carl Erickson, Charles Johnson, Ernest Powell and Milton Kelly. CARD OF THANKS. I take this opportunity to express i my deep and lasting gratitude to the J people of Treadwell, Douglas and Ju neau, who have, by their kindly sym pathy and ministrations of love, light ened the burden of my grief. M. B. Archer. CITY COUNCIL. The regular weekly meeting of the i Douglas council was held Monday evening. Councilmen present were j Messrs. Fox, Bach, Stubbins, Olson Ehrlich and Hopp. A communication was read, from Supt. R. A. Kiuzie of Treadwell, in re- i gard to the St. Ann avenue pipe line. It was ordered placed on file. The committee on Fire and Water supply reported two new hydrants in place, one on north Second street and one near the school house. The com- j mittee also reported the new hose house on St. Ann Avenue well under way. The report of Municipal Magistrate O'Connor that was last week referred to the committee on health and police, was approved and ordered filed. The committee on Streets and Pub lic Property reported that it was un able to secure 3-inch lumber for the re planking of Third street, and was in structed to use 2-inch plank if neces sary. Claims against the city were approv ed and warrants drawn as follows: Wortman & Jensen $ 3.50 Douglas Iron Works 18.95 John Feusi 4.50 A street light was ordered placed in or near the bell tower, and the council adjourned. FROM SNETTISHAM. The wharf at Snettisham is undergo ing repairs and a new Scran ton pump i is being installed to pump salt water I for battery use during the coming win- ? j ter. 1 It seems strange to see the canneries shut down and say. "no more fish this 1 season." Speaking of fish reminds me i < of an experience of mine a few days f ago. I was walking along the water's < edge, listening to nature's teachings, i As I approached a mountain stream I dashing its silver spray down the hill-1 side my soliloquy was rudely inter- J i ruptod by a most unusual sound, j ] which 011 further investigation was j j found to proceed from a big lady bear.:, She was vigorously engaged in pawing,; ] scratching and digging at the soil, |; while her two cubs formed an anxious j and admiring audience. My curiosity overcame my zeal as a hunter, and I ] joined the audience, although at a res- ( pectful distance. I soon discovered that Mrs. Bear was digging angle , worms. After she had dug enough to ' satisfy her immediate needs, she began i putting the worms on the long nails of 1 her front feet. I was all attention and when the old gal waded down into the stream [ tumbled to her racket; she was after fish. In a minute she got a bite and the way the salmou came out of the water, reminded mo of the chaff coming out of a threshing machine. Then the cubs got busy throwing the fish back ou the hillside. After watching the performance for a while I came to, and shot the bear. The cubs ran off and I couldn't catch them, so I skinned the old bear and, putting the hide over my shoulders, started for home. After walking a little way I heard a noise be- j bind me and looked back, and there j came the two cubs, they thought I was their mother. When 1 got to camp we captured the cubs; and on going back to where I had killed the bear, we found at least 25 tons of salmon that i she had thrown out on the beach. Most of them we salted, aud if the win ter is not too long we may have enough ' to last us through. Jack Finley. Snettisham, Oct. 27. ( J There is a story that Noah Webster was, as might be supposed, a stickler for good English, and often reproved 1 his wife's misuse of the language. On 1 one occasion, according to a fanciful yarn, Webster happened to be alone with the pretty housemaid in the din ing room,aud being susceptible to such < charms, put his arm around her and j kissed her squarely on the mouth. Just at that moment Mrs. Webster entered , the room, gasped, stood aghast and in , a tone of horror exclaimed: "Why, ; Noah, 1 am surprised!" Whereupon Mr. Webster cooly and calmly, but 3 with every evidence of disgust, turned ] upon her. "How many times must I ; correct you on the use of simple , words?" ho remarked. "You mean, , madam, that you aro astonished. I, , madam, am the one that is 'surprised." EAGLE RIVER MINE. Mr. Henry R. Elliott and Fred Gar ner returned last night on the Georgia from a visit to Eagle River. From Mr. Flliott wo have learned something of fhe mining property at that point. The Eagle River Mining Company has a group of thirteen claims located dti Eagle River,about seven miles from salt water. Mr. B. L. Tbane has charge 3f tho property, and under his efficient management splendid results have been attained. Work was begun in April, 1803. From the beach a tram road ha9 been built for a distance of 3y> miles, and the re maining 3Vo miles to the workings is covered by a wagon road. A ten-stamp mill was built and started up in July, L003, and ten more stamps will bo run ning by tho llrst of next month. Besides the mill there is a boarding house, bunk house, general store, assay affice, melting and retorting room, saw mill and a blacksmith and machine shop. The mine is in charge of Foreman Paddy O'Neil, and is located about 2G0 feet up the hill from the mill. About 25 men are employed here. Ore is brought from the mine to the mill by means of a cable tram. Work has been done in thirteen stopes and there is enough ore in sight in these, to run the mill for two or three years. The ground is loose and requires careful timbering, in fact a false set of timbers is worked ahead to hold the ground, a branch of the work in which Foreman O'Neil has no superiors. In what is called the "long tunuel," they have recently 6truck a 4-foot lead of solid ore. In every respect the plant is a model one, and constant improvements add to its efficiency. A mill test of the ore shows a value of $42.00 to the ton. During the 15 months since the mill was started, be tween $70,000 and $80,000 has been taken out. The last cleanup?the first of tho week?was made after a run of 16 days, and $10,800 was the rosult. About 50 men aro employed in the different departments. No work is done Sundays, but tho men receive half pay. Mr. Elliott and Mr. Garner are loud in their praises of Supt. Thane and all of his men, because of their courteous treatment of visitors. Walter E. Clark, the P.-I.'s Washing ton correspondent, says: Incidentally [leu. Funston's views on the establish ment of a system of mounted police in Alaska are not well received by officers of the government in Washington who are familiar with conditions in the North. It is certain that the people of Alaska would resent such an instru ment of authority as the mounted po lice of Canada: The American spirit is free and independent, and the mount ed police, as they are known in Canada, are not at all a republican institution adapted to conditions in a peaceful American community. ] Sleep [ d under an all wool blanket and you will be ft 1 warm I d or under a well made quilt and you will be IT J comfortable i 3 We carry both. 4 lb. to 12 lb. blankets in gray, |E 3 white and vicuna. Cotton blankets, for sheets, ? J| in gray and white at $1.25 per pair. |t 1 P. H. POX, I || DEALER IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE, DOUGLAS, ALASKA