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Still Pervades NVrerk Re ported by ludUns Rush arrived late yesterday af i ino.in from her trip to investigate he r.-iHirnxl locatiutf of the Discovery w . -ay s t he Juneau Dispatch of the A wrecked vessel was found on i r ? n the Indian island and on inves t is claimed to be the fishing mi' i > r Rainier, wrecked this fall. N r Hutterfield, of the company ; the Kainier, is confident that :ers are mistaken and that they Discovery hull. Mr. Butter u Tors to make the trip to the i-f the wreck. The Discovery ? ? lli> ami the Kainier *1 feet in both had black hulls, with a 'tu'ward and >ein? badly mashed ? .is an e?>> matter to become P USIML MENTION < w&ewt r?w?M?eeeece ? v . 1 1 ? : rst mayor o( Skag Ji * Smith -egime, ar Da? - n la>t eight in the V : Kitihugfc. ' 'r. Stan \ iskan delegate : ? the last > th Tram-Mississippi C'om iv ! congress. ion Bracker, froia Kng ii on the Danube. in com a ils guide, John Pugh, a tax Vj:icouver. They register 1- th Avenue and left on ye* '?? train for a protracted hunting rise Northwest territories. \. W iams, principal owner of ii.iit plant at Dawson and ne in the viciuity of that the train last night ac hy hi- wife. They are at I I'- cl. of the Canadian eus * \Vh"e horse, arrived on the I' ! li ft on yesterday's train. y. unager of the Canadian ive, returned on the i . controller of the \V. i ' ? Y.. returned from Vancouver on N. A. Allan. B. Johnson. Nellie N. A. Allan and M? Boyle, .irrtred on the Danube. I' ' .iai'.:- arrived on yester 's a. lie U at the Kifth Avenue M Mi Taylor, of the Bennett . came over yesterday to Masonic installation. ' tt: . ?u, of the American cus jt th summit, came down ' the t ain :.ist niglit. 1>. McDvnald, of Clifton, who came : the Masonic installation, the train this morning. Wm. Moore returned from a A : se yesterday evening. To Win* Drinker* \ you our pare w-nes you less than tea or cof < woe ia war store and be coo Monogram Liquor House. Muicot hmm New Mniio ... MB has just received ? ? rtiment of new music for - ; r\ etor talking machine. It lh- latest popular airs. v i the Moose^Hide Sofa at ? a.>6 At draper's. Si cliick. n at the Pack Train ihitterick patterns just re . .? (1. I .adies Bazaar. At the PunthMB ? ;h?on has just received a ? ;.'nment of Hermitage whis .. rv und bourbon. This is the fin <>f whisky ever brought to ski?,'*ay. Try it. tf W.nt.d A housekeeper. Apply to (.'apt. ? -on. Tenth avenue and Alaska 12 11 tf r shoes at Clay son's. (1 arance sale starts July 6, at Seattle saloon. HUNT'S STtatOSCOPIC VIEWS Of and Alaska Scenery from gfatlv?* m?'l? witb the best **ris? Louses, are >? m SALE SKAGWAY NEWS CO. PIONEER CIGAR STORE AMIR'S mi ! Will Be Filled by the Be atric or Priucesa May A C. P. R. Co. steamer fully licensed to c?rry passengers from American ports will fill the date of the Amur, and either the Princess May or the Be atrice may be expected January 9. The Danube was the only boat avail able to carry the mail up for the Amur at the time of her accident in Port Simpson harbor, and as her sudden need had not been expected, her Amer ican liceuse had been allowed to expire, and there was no time to renew it. DANUBE Bronght IVu Passengers From Vancouver The 0. P. R. Co.'s steamer Danube, arrived at 4:30 a. m. and cleared for the south at 11 p. m. Sui.day. The Danube brought 10 passengers, five days' mail and about 50 tons of freight. ALL IN Last Shi|miHiit of Holiday Gouds Arrives Our holiday stock is now complete. A cloudburst of Christinas beauty, ra diant with good values and sparkling with low prices, awaits your inspec 1 lion. They are new, novel and up-to 1 date goods, bought direct from manu i facturers. to be sold on merits and at prices that will not only win patronage in the present but sustain the reputa tion of this store as a trustworthy and up-to-date establishment in every re spect. We nave received some more broaches, so that those ladies who have not already received one are invited to call and get theirs. P. K. Kern*, Gold and S'!v?"smith. NEW SWINGS The American Tailors have received a big shipment of new suitings anil are prepare*! to get your'New Year suit or >vercoat out in time for that joyous oc casion. [letter order at once. 12-ltf To the Trad* As the old adage goes, if you want anything you must go after it. It is the same with a bargain. I have the remainder of \Y. H. Itob rtson's s;ock at warehouse, which consists of men's, ladies' and boys' shoes, necties, collars, cuffs, sweaters, overalls, jumpers, caps, etc., which 1 will close out at. cost. Warehouse hours, i) a. m. to 4 p. m. liuo C. D. FlQUET. Personal To Billy: Accounts settled; have paid up all, by permission. No steps against you. Important matters, greatly to your advantage, to tell you. Nothing from yon since U. S. cable (l'orto), t>, 7, 02. Your address shall be kept secret if you wish it. Do write mother. 4t New Lace Curtains at K.-U Peoples I Fur Collarettes, at Winters'. tf Hake a Note of it ! That the Great Northern Railway Runs two trains from Seattle every day connecting at St. Paul and Minneapolis with all Fast Trains for Chicago, St. Louis and all points east and south. Snort Route Fast Trains New Equipment I A. B. C. Denniston, G. W. P. A. C. W. Meldrum, City Pass. Agt. 612 First Avenue, Seattle Pcopoaals koh I'utAaise at new Army Poet, Haloes Alaska. Constructing Quarter muter s "flicf, Haines, Alaska, November. 27. 1908 Sealed proposals iu triplicate will be re ceived here until 1pm, December i'th. 11)03, and thenopened for the clearing of twenty five acres of land, more or less, on the I'rlted States Military Ke.-rf-rvaticn at Haines. Alaska. Foil information including specification* ur-1 dncrlptlon of the work to he performed may be obtained here upon application ; alt" at the of fice of the Quartermaster, skagway Signal office, luneeu. and Quartern! ister a of fice, Seattle, Washington. Blank forms for submitting proposals may be obtained here and altbe Quartermaster s offlce. Seattle. Right Is reserved to accept or reject any or all proi*?al? or parts thereof. Envelope* containing propos al* thou Id be endorsed ? proposals for clearing I land" and addr*s**d to Capt W. P. Klchard toa. Coma true tin* Quartennaater, Haines. Aiaaka ON" THE BRINK 10rlftn?l.T 1 have told of my experience on that battle field a hundred times, aud never yet have found one listener but be ivved It was the creation of an over .trained brain. ?, the only one titled to paw Judgment upou what 1 ulono was co8"l?n? ?t. have no opinion to ?ffer. One thin* X know -we. living In this age of rationalism, have ban ished all save the material, tools. We see stars In the heavens countless millions of miles away because our eye* arc adapted to sec them. How easy for our Creator to have given us aaother lens with which to discern spirits near at hand! And may not a man's eye, under certain strained eon 1 ditions. be so changed as to form a spiritual Image? from early morning till ? the Confederate General Albert Sidney ' Johnston had flung one battle wave ! after another upon the Union arm) | under Grant. Ue had said at sunrise Before It sets we shall water our horses In the Tennessee." Before that netting he and thousands of his men bad passed from their material bodies The flrst day of the battle of had passed, leaving no sound save an occasional boom, here and therearifle shot, but above all the crlea of the wounded. . ? I had fought in the "hornets nest and there 1 had been severely wound ed lying where 1 fell, among a heap of slain. It was early in April, and In Tennessee April is what June s the northern states. I looked up an s:v?- the leaves of a tree lazily flutter lug In the breeze. I remember It b cause of the peaceful contrast with tlie hell raging within me. Oh. that thirst How It was driving me mad. Th.n for a time 1 lost consciousness. When I came to myself It must hare been after midnight. I think so be cause the wounded, at least those near me had been removed, and there was no living thing near me. Doubt'^1 had been left for dead. W as I not In the flrst stage of death, yet not destined for the last stage? 1 had no feeling < pain. I lay thinking of the events of the past day. Suddenly I brtm a bugle call. It was "the assembly But Instead of having the rasping ring or metal It was like a ?eraph's volce. I started up How light I was Nothing was an effort. Looking around. 1 saw over each body Its coun terpart rising and hurrying away, .tood on my feet. aud. looking down, there lay my own corpse. Turning. 1 .aw men forming In the ranks of war. I called to an officer who passed rnc and asked him: "What does this all meanr "They are coming!" "Who?" "The Confederate dead. "What! Do the dead fight on?" "Yes; we are simply what we left off being yesterday. We shall now de velop differently, more rapidly and ou n much broader scale. But for present? come, we must Join. We hurried forward to where this singular army was forming, and. pac ing the flank. I stood for a moment looking down the line. In the faces of the men was all the war passion of 11> lng beings, but none of the fatlgu . none of t?e suffering. The forms were like a night mist, and I noticed tha they not only flickered with an uu^ steady motion, but the line seemed Ilk.- J flag through which n breeze is passing. Imparting undulations. By this time there was a Hue of bat tie formed composed of raiments, whose meager numbers were indicated by the nearness of the standards. I heard a cheer-It sounded like a dis tant whistling of wind aud a uiaD rode by In a general's uniform. "Ue was the ranking sacrifice yester dav " said a man at my elbow, but be U no match for the Confederate gencr 1 al la eM<-* 1 Our leader waved bis sword above his bead, beckoning us to follow him. There was neither sound of firing nor tramp of men. Often since, when look ing at the great panoramas of battle fields In which the action Is vividly portrayed without the slightest sound. I hare thought of this advance of dead men. Here and there we would come to a part of the field occupied by camps, but we passed through them as though they were of vapor. Then sud denly emerging from a wood we saw the Confederates advancing to meet us. Their leader was a tall, magnificent looking mau In the uniform of a Con federate general. When I first saw hliu he was riding back and forth before his troops encouraging them. They weiv a singular army. Infantrymen, artillerymen. * cavalryWn, standing shoulder to shoulder. The battle flags were torn and dingy. The singular fea ture to me was that disembodied spir its should have had to do with ma terial surroundings. But a moment's thought shows this to be probably ow ing to the Imperfection of my spiritual vision. Might I not have been able to discern the spirit with an embryo spir itual eye, clothing It with material surroundings with my bodily percep tions? Be that as It may. the men were dressed and armed and moved as living beings. But my vision was cut short In the beginning, for just as I was looking forward to a knowledge of how spirlU fight we clashed, and I heard a hu man voice say. "This one isn't dead." and In a twinkling the spectral armlet vanished, and a man stood over mo, leaning on a spade. A cloud of smoke sailed past from the muzzles of tlifl rifles fired over a grave. They were burying the dead, and It was doubtless this funeral volley that restored me to mortality. Whether or no I stood for a time on the brink of another existence, the ex perience so far a9 It went was certain)* not human. F. A. MITCH EL. A Plain Unvarnished F a I c [Original.] __ There are man} things which aw reversed after nmrrluge. The maiden sees her lover perform tin act of brav ery anil worships him for It. She mar ries him, and fearing lie may attempt to chastise an impudent servant, with bodily Injury to himself, locks him in ? cloaet. Years airo I Jollied a party of tourist* at Iienver starting to visit the "parks" In the mountains. Among them were lla 'old Iugraham and Irene Berkeley, a pair of incipient lovers. That Is, they were Incipient when they left Denver, hut before they h:td been out four days were incorrigible. Young Ingrabim had read Cooper's novels all youngsters read Cooper's works Id thoie days, especially stories about the noble Indian? and seemed quite anx ious to take a few scalps home wltli him to hang up In his smoking room. For my part 1 have found the Imagina tion a very unsafe faculty to go with brave deeds. There were plenty of Indians In Colo rado In those days, and many of them were not as tame as they might have been. We pitched a camp on a plain through which ran a stream Inclosed by peaks. One afternoon I saw lngra ham take a rltle and sauuter away from the camp. Not far distant were the tents of some Utes, In which were a few bucks, mostly disabled, and a number of squaws and papooses. lngraliam directed his steps toward this camp. I went to a.i eminence ami watched him. An Indian was sitting on the bank of the stream tishing. and Ingrahaui went up and liegnn to talk to him. After awhile I saw Iugraham take something out of his pocket and hand It to the tnnn. who held It to ills Hps liottom upward. The p ?forumnce was repeated two or three times. Then I saw evidences that the Indian was making demands on lngraliam, and I was not slow in reasoning that he had got enough "tire water" to want what was left in the tlask. lngraliam turned and walked away. To my horror 1 saw the Indian take a knife from his belt and throw it at the retreating tig ure. He missed, which was doubtless because he was drunk. Ingrahnm hearing something whiz by his ear turned aud saw the Indian staggering for him. in a twinkling the youngster s com mon sens** iv**** above his romance. lit* had a rttlc and could have shot the rod man. If he did he might get the whole party murdered in retaliation. Resides If he Bred and missed the Indian would surely kill him. There is a gre-u deal of contempt expressed for those who inn. Iu my opinion then* is at times more sense in taking to one's legs than standing and lighting. For instance, it is better to run away than spend one night in Jail. At any rate lngraham ran. I ran, too, but toward the young fellow, who I feared might need aid. He could easily have distanced the drunken Indian had he not caught his foot In the root of a vine, which sent him sprawling. As I ran at the mo ment of his fall a clump of trees Inter vened. I expected when I emerged from them to see the Indian cutting a scalp lock. I came u|wn lngraham try ing to get up and oil with a sprained ankle, the Indian lumbering up to him. brandishing his knife. This is the critical point in my story. What did 1 do? I was unarmed. Should I pi? k up a piece of dead wood and brain the savage? No. This wonM have made a pretty stor;- but 1 w. s not out for making stori' s. This is what I did. Planting myself before the prostrate lngraham I waved my arms at the Indian as one would do to stop a runaway horse, at the saiue time pointing to our camp and shouting: . "Ho: Fire water: Much fire water' rienty lite water:" The Indian stopped, partly sobered by my sudd -n api>earance. looked tin over and grunted: "Me go l it lire water." That ended the fray. I took the rod man to camp, gave him one drink t< redeem my prop ;.se, then sent him to his wigwam under an escort. I resolutely ref ?;< 1 to discuss tin afTair with the party until the mai. had gone. This g \ ? me time for eon slderatlon. I knew lngraham wouk: be sensitive nUmt the matter, and a true version itisi at that Juncture might spoil a happy married life. Height mak< one more crusi.v bachelor, one niort crochety old maid. When the tlmr came to speak I gave my own account while lngraham looked at me witl mouth aud ryes wide open. "I saw Mr. Ingtaham," I said, "Join the Indian and give him a drink from his flask, then turn to leave him. The ungrateful savage threw a knife at him when his back was turned because he would not give him more Are water whereupon lngraham advanced tc seize him. Catching his foot in a root and falling, he became disabled. It is fortunate I came up in time, because lngraham, maddened by pain and tlx man's Ingratitude, might have killed him and Jeopardized our whole party " I saw Miss Berkeley clasp her hands and look upward as though giving thanks that her lover had been spared having blood on his hands. Shortly aft er she put her arm through his, ami they strolled away. Ten years later I dined with Ingra ham and his wife in the east. "I owe you a grudge," said the litis band at coffee and cigars. "Since yoi't version as to how I was saved having a savage's blood on my hands my wife won't let me go out alone after darl for fear I'll annihilate a footpad." "You must admit." I replied, "that I saved you at a critical moment in love's young dream." "Yes, as a girl my wife doted or bravery. Now she dotes on cowardlce that la, In her husband." MERRILL BENNETT. MASKED (Original.] When I.arned was Iti college he was first In athletics nnd last In his studies. Then came a tour abroad. Disdain ins such effeminate affairs as railway carriages. Lamed used his legs. Tramping In Germany, he stopped one evening at a hotel in a summer resort wh re preparations were making for a masked ball, lie asked the landlord for a costuj le and was given one? a Kaust -which l e was Informed had been eng:i; d rei n I days before, but rpliuqulsl.cd <li itig the afternoon. Laried put It on an<l went down Into t he ballroom. Among the women was n Marguerite, a trim, graceful iUuie with an Im mense i>lalt of blond hair, who on see ing Faust at oil ' manifested an Inter est in him. i.i.i .i. d was not long In ad vancii ai. I ????it for a danco. ' "Acli," j-. ? M tin lady as soon as he i?pcned bis mobtli to spenk, "you are some one else!" | Lamed begged for an explanation, but the girl only laughed and put him off with the remark: "I am well enough ! satisfied. Don't pry Into other people's ! affairs." During the ? - ntiig a Philip II. was eying the Fasst anil Marguerite couple with as much apparent chagrin as they seemed to be mutually pleased. At last just as I an i was leading Mar guerite out to dance the king of Spain marched up to him and said: "Herr. I will relieve you of the lady." "No one will relieve me." replied ' Faust, "of ajiy lady whom I have I asked to danc nti!< - she wishes it." I "Rut I am" !? ? checked himself. "I don't care if you're tiie grand duke or the kaiser. The lady must decide I between us." I "It would have been Impossible," said the girl, "for Marguerite t?? prefer any one to Faust, even a king. Howevdr, I'll dance the next with your majesty If you so command." The man turned on his heel aud walked away. "Now. what l ave you done?" said Marguerite, "lb- will challenge you, &Ld you will have to light him." "Oh, that's In my line," replied Faust. "If I had to meet hi'.u In a disquisition on a philosophical problem I would offer a humble apology. Unfortunate ly I was given the lowest order of ac complishments." When the dance was over a man tapped Larned on the shoulder. They retired, and It was arranged that a duel with rapiers should take place at once. The parties passed separately from the hotel so asunot to attract at tention. and the seconds led the way to a burn near at hand. Lanterns wen procured end tin- principals placed In position. To Larned's surprise his 0]i lament chose to light masked. They were al.out evenly matched In skill, but the German is never equal in f\pi dieut to the American. Larned sidled around till he put his enemy In a position where one of the lanterns shohe directly In his eyes, then put several Indies of steel in the tlesliy part of his right side. It was not a dangerous wound, lint Just how serious in one ku w. The n iisk was removed :he clothing torn open and the wound examined. ? Your serene tre.nsparency!" ex claimed the doctor. "I thought -yon were the oilier man." "I intended to be, but changed. U!j mind." "I am sorry," said Lamed, "to hnv. stepped into a mistake through yon intended costume, but rejoice to bar. winged you so slightly." His seri ne trail ;? ireucy was renovci by carriage to his own l>ed. I-arncd went back to the hotel. Ill the hal! stood Marguerite unmasked, and a very high bred, pr etty German freuleln s!k was. She ap[M-ared relieved at seeing one of the combatants return unhurt and anxiously inquired for the other Larned assured her that he bad got olV with a llesh wound. "It was in} fmilt," slip said. "He I ciy betrotlied. Wo agreed to comi here as l''au.<t nml Marguerite. He changed his ??haraeter ami Instructed the landlord t > rent Ids Faust costunv to see how I would aet with another." "It seems It- mo, frauleln." said I.ar lied, "that In found out not only how you would act, but how 'the another would act." "lie Is Jealous." "He will pi lie you all the more fo seeing you prized by 'the another.' " She looked it him with her eyes of northern blue, and lie read a storj Hi re l? what he read condensed In tha one look: "1 am noble; you are not. I mus marry within my circle, my husbaix being chosen for me. Tonight 1 havi met the man T could love, but betwcei him and me Is an Impassable bnrrlei We have met without introduction; w part with a | issing acquaintance. 1 we meet again it will 1k> ?r strangers." "Frauleln." said Lamed softly, "hav ing met yon I < the episode of my life 1 regret bavin; come for 'i moment bf tween you and vonr betrothed and hat1 I known lie were such would have re signed you at once. I assure you tbnt these few moments of happiness will not cause mi (o forget that we an merely masked acquaintances." She put out her hand f.nd gave his a pressure, accompanied by a look, thai he remembers to this day. Then she turned away. When they met the next day In the gardens Rlie was walking with a retinue of friends. Outwardly at least they wore lioth masked. Larned learned that the betrothed coni'le were related to the reigning house, that the man was rich and the girl a court belle. The only explana tion he ever got of their attending so plebeian an entertainment as a hotei ball was that It was a freak and iii mast. PHILIP CARET LEEDS. A Stove that will keep lire over ni>;ht, without attention and s*to 0\r IttIRD the fuel Is the Original Coles' Hot Blast 1 -For Sale By? f E.R. Peoples We are Headquarters for HEATING APPARATUS All sizes of wood and coal beaters, steel ranges and cook stoves. You are cordially invited to inspect our stock. NORTHWESTERN Smelting 4 Refining Co. BUYERS OF GOLD, SILVER AND COPPER ORES. MATTES, BULLION, FURNACE and CYANIDE PRODUCTS. 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TIME TAHLE' IN EFFECT JANUARY 7. 1901. - (Dally Except Sunday.) No. 1. N. B. No. 2. S. Bound No. 4. 8 E 1st class. 1st class 2nd class 9 30 a m. LV. SKAGUAY AK. I 30p. m. AR. 4 15a. ir. }0S5|" WHITE PASS ?' I '? " 2 10 " 114:. " " LOG CABIN 2 10 ? " 1 00 " 12 " BENNETT " irf|p-m " 12 20 p.m. 2 10 " " GARIBOU ?' 11 50a.m "10 20 ?' 1 4 30 " AR Whitk HORSK LV 9 30 " .LV, " 7 00 " Passeneers must be at depots In time to have Baggage Inspected and checked. Inspection is stopped 30 minutes before leaving time of train. 150 pounds of baggage will be checked free with each full fare tick* and 75 pounds with each half fare ticket.