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Sole Leather ] EVERYTHING j Harness Leather j FOR Dog Harness | Dog Collars ^ WINTER Dog Sleds | AT J BROWNELL'S t _ ...ad \tm\ 10ST HIS JOB Green Clerk Managed to Wriggle Out of Tight Place Hi> “hai-cent" Ix-trayed his nation ality. and his small twinkling blue eyes denoted a dceix-r sense of humor than is usually ascribed to his coun trymen. The man sitting directly oj> posite to him in the Wells street car Overheard the following: “Yes, f was a bit green when 1 came over to this country, and 1 ad to tike hanythiak in the w y of a job. I got started in a department store on State street, and the floorwalker s’ys to me, s'ys >: “ Now, 'Arry. we'll give you three trials, and if you let three people get away without selling them, we’ll’ave to bounce you.' -Well, I came down jolly early on Monday, took my pi ice be'ind the coun ter and w’ited for customers, l’lvtty soon a lidy walked up anil asked me where she should take the tram for Hevanston. 1 didn’t know, and she went aw y. I looked# the floorwalker ami the floorwalker V looked at me. That niideone.” holding upa lean fore finger. “Then a man came along and stopped toarsk me where 'e could buy a 'at. I told ’im where the'at counter was and 'e went aw *y. 1 hat mule two. Jolly poor luck, w asn't it now i l looked at that floorwalker, and that floorwalker looked at me like ‘ell, hut what could I doV Then another lidy c.- nie along as ’hU a large piece of g<xxl> ti match, and she wanted another yard of the same. I took it and pulleu out heverythink on the shelves, but there was no more of it left. 1 was in a bit of a flunk then, for if l let er go with out miking a ^ale I would lo-e tuy job. so 1 sez: “*\V'ite a bit. lidy. I'll s. e if we 'ave any upstairs' I went un. and seeing there was no more there either. I just cut a yard off her own goods, and brought the two pieces down, rolled them up. t<x>k the money and she went aw-'y. I 'ad plenty of customers after that, but I didn't feel just comfortable, don’t you know . "The same afternoon she came back ami asked for the floorwalker. “ *Kre,' sez she, "1 brought tive yards of goods 'ere to match this morning and bought a yard more, but when l got home 1 found only four yards in my own piece. Can you expl'ine that, please?’ “1 'emrned an’ awed and tried to measure the goods and hat tempted to tell the lidy that she must be mistaken about 'er own piece, but sin only glared at me. and in u jiffy she w as hup to the floorwalker expl'ine tin condition of affairs. Kr tone hin * dicated that she was mad. and 1 said to raeself, “Arry. you're a dead un.’ “The floorwalker called nn- hunt, - and I ’ad to tell 'im all a Unit it. *ow the first party wanted a tram-car, tin next a 'at. and this one wanted more goods when we 'adn't any. I ad to sell her some'ow , or lose my job, so I give 'er a bit from *er own piece. The floorwalker looked so bloomin' mad for a bit that 1 thought my time was come for sure, but then V started to larf. and In- larfed till I thought Vd bust. Then 'e sez, “Arry.' sez e. ‘1 guess we’ll 'ave to keep you. and raise your wiges.’ And ’e did." Chicago Record-Herald. TO HOLD MSK INQlitST Commissioner Hildreth Goes to Seldovia to Obtain Finding 1 r. S. Commissioner Hildreth went j to Seldovia on the Bertha to hold an inquest on the remains of Joseph Fisk. * who was murdered by John M. Murray ; or Moreira, at Halibut bay last spring. Fisk’s skeleton was found early in Oct ober near the cabin which had been occupied by the two men. It is claimed by men who knew Mur- ^ rav in this region that they have seen j him in Seattle this summer. rhis j statement has been made by several who have been on the ontside. Police officers all over the coast have been notified to look out for the murderer. Hotels Turn Men Away The hotels as usual set a lot of men Into the street who applied for moms the night after the Santa Ana arrived. The departure of the Santa Ana and Dora relieved the pressure slightly, but there are still no rooms to spare. Wolves Come Near Town Cold weather and snow in the mount ains have driven the wolves down to the lowlands. They are seen frequently in the timber near town. One night this week they confiscated a small dog belonging to Harry St. Clair, foreman of the railroad sawmill, a mil** and a half north of Seward. HUMPY STEPHEN DROWNED Noted Indian Character of Inlet Falls into Resurrection Creek j “Humpy" Stephen departed this life 1 November 2, by falling into Uesur-j ivction creek near Hope, while intoxi cated. “Humpy" was one of the in teresting characters of the ('ook Inlet region, where he hail lived since the memory of man runneth not to the ‘ contrary. He was native Indian, and was a sort of assistant priest or servi tor in the Greek church. Humpy was so named because of his physical deformity. He was a humpback, very short of stature, and ; his eccentricities achieved him cousid ecable local fame. He was about 50 years of age and had probably lived in Southern Alaska all his life. He was I rather intelligent anti while his relig ious usefulness was doubted by persons of different faith, or none at all. he, was well-liked because of his good 1 nature. The precise nature of Humpy s com mission from 'he church was unknown except to the elect, but his authority ' ;n tin* absence of a priest was not dis puted by tin* other natives. It was re ported that he received a salary of a month for his ministrations, hut ' in his capacity as acolyte he managed to string out his income by various levies upon the brethren. It is said that when all other re sources failed Humpy would induce the lambs of his dock to join him in a poker game, in which he usually sheared them. "Some way or other,M said a man who knew Humpy well, **ln* made all the Indian money come ! his way, b it he always put it into cir culation again and it gravitated rapidly to the white man." Humpy's official and legal residence ; was at Tyoonok. but hi* habitat em braced the entire Cook Inlet region, | especially the localities where the j white man's hootch grew rankest. It I was under the inspiration of Cook lnle» vodka that Humpy fell from a vertical ; bank into the deep waterof Resurrect ion creek. He was unable to pull him n>• 1 f to a place of safety and when his i inanimate body was dragged ashore further down it wa* found that hi* spirit had down to the happy hunting I grounds. TO MUSH TO MATANIISKA Three Men and Five Dogs Will Start on Rough Trip Today. Three men and live dogs will start this morning t«> mush to the coal : camp on the ('hickaloon. a few miles! ! above the confluence of that stream; with tbt Mutanuska. The distance ; is about 210 miles and the snow is of I varying depth. Much of the way there j J is practically no trail, but men and i dogs have traveled that way before. The men who will make the trip are j \V. S. Harris, who had been working 1 in the coal camp since March until he I left to come to Seward a short time i ago. Thomas Freeze, and John Van. i the Indian who has been keeping the j jeoal camp in fresh meat all season. John is an expert hunter, and there fore may Ik- termed what women in the corn-fed middle west call a "good provider,’’but none of them has suc ceeded in catching him yet. Tp at the coal camp whenever the ; inns yearn for fresh meat they say, I "Johnny, get your gun," and the I slaughter begins. Wind Blows Gale The wind blew great gales from the west all la>t Friday night and all day Saturday. The zephyrs tipped over the big frame of F. G. Hale’s new block, which was just ready for the rafters and siding, and laid the timbers flat on the ground. In the fall the heavy sticks just grazed the paintshop and residence of U.G. Crocker, adjoining. Starts Building Over Again As soon as the high wind abated Contractor Houle started work again on the Hale building, which was blown down in the gale Friday night. The wind came at the only stage of the work when it could have done serious harm. In another day the rafters would have been on the frame and all parts tied securely together. Very few of the timliers were injured in the fall, so that practically the only loss was the lalior which went for naught. VV. N. Armstrong, who has Winded his interests in the Falls creek mines to the Lane syndicate, and who re ceived a healthy payment on account yesterday, went out on the Santa Ana last Friday. Ho will spend the win ter in the eastern states, hut will re turn about May seeking mot e worlds to rotupier. SEWARD TO Bf SUBPORT JAN. I - _ Collector Hobart Designates Dep uty Pitman of White Pass To Have Charge. It apix*ars to luive been settled that Seward will lx* :» subport on or about January 1, and whenever the big thing takc*s place steamers can come and go in and out of this port without asking permission of some landing which has less business in a year than Seward has in a month or two. The consummation has come about sooner than was hoped. When Col lector Hobart of the customs district of Alaska was here last month he promised that he would arrange the matter with the secretary of the treasury by spring. Some influence or other has managed to spring the event forward a few moon-'. Late Seattle papers casually mentioned that the or- j tier creating a subport at St*ward would take effect January 1, and that K. Finch Pitman, now deputy at White Pass, would he placed in charge. The Seattle papers seem to have guessed right, for now comes the Skagway Alaskan and affirms posi tively that Mr. Pitman has received formal notification of his appointment by Collector Hobart, and that he has heee ordered to Juneau to familiarize himself with the duties of a deputy collector at a sub-port. TWO MtN TAKE SEA BATH Step Off the Dock While Walking to the Steamer Two men walked off the passage way between the docks Wednesday night and dropped into the bay, about ten minutes apart. The first man shinned upa pile and climbed out himself. A few minutes late another man stepped on thin air at the same place and as the air compressed beneath him he de scended rapidly to t lit- water, where lie lloundered until a line was thrown to him by spectators. Moth men were on their way to the Santa Ana when they went overboard. Several ears were standing on the track leaving Jonly a narrow passage beside them. Tie* light was dim and the men stepped off without noticing that they were at the edge. POWtR PIANT COMPltTtD Pipe Line Flushed Out Today and Lights May Burn Tonight The Lowell creek pipe line to gener ate electric power rnd light by water power was completed this afternoon j and the pipe Hushed out to clear it of gravel which may have entered it dar ling construction. All the machinery ! is in place in the power house and the | main wire from the power house to connect with the town wires was strung I this forenoon. Lights will lx^ turned on this even ; ing unless tests show that something is not in perfect working order, in which i case another day may he required. S. ' M. Graff of Butler & Company, stated i this morning that he felt safe in as suring the public that the town will j certainly be lighted again by elect | ricity tomorrow night, if not tonight. STEAMLRS WILL BUNCH Will Come This Month in Twos and Threes Steamers from Seattle will be closely hunched this month, from present in dications. The Portland is only four days ahead of the Santa Clara, and the Oregon is scheduled to sail three days behind the Santa Clara, coming by the outside, which will bring the two here almost together, with the Portland only a little ahead. The Bertha will reach Seattle be hind time, and will be lucky if she sails again by December 15, a day ahead of the Santa Ana. The two are likely to to make a race of it coming up this month. It was thought they would race down, but it does not look now as if the Bertha would get started soon enough to get in the race. The Grace Dollar, which has been chartered for a special trip by the Kenai Lumber* Fuel Company, is now liooked to leave Seattle about Dec ember 12. but if she follows the example of all special steamers and most of the regulars she will be several days be hind schedule in starting, which would bring her up herein a bunch wiih the Santa Ana and Bertha. Hunter Missing Five Days William Long, a hunter who had been making his headquarters in Win dy Jim's old camp on mile 40 for about six weeks, has not been seen there for live days. It was decided today to make a search for him. although it is thought probable that he is safe. He is an experienced hunter and has l>een in this part of Alaska several years. He had with him a winchester belonging m James DmismuiFk GRACE DOLLAR TO COME HERE Steamer Chartered by Kenai Lumber Company to Bring: Lar^e Carpo. Steamer (Trace Dollar will sail from Seattle for Seward about December (0, with a large cargo, chiefly lumber and coal for the Kenai Lumber & Fuel Company, by which she has been char tered. The charter was signed yester day in San Francisco by the owners and by .1. .T. McManus, representing tiie Seward company. He thereupon wired the fact to K. K. Gray also of the local company. The Dollar will bring .'150,000 feet of lumber and 000 tons of Roslyn coal for j the Kenai Lumber & Fuel Company. 1 She will also bring 120 tons of explo sives for the railroad company and for Rich St Harris, the tunnel contractors. Besides this she will bring all the gen eral merchandise she can pick up without delaying her departure. Her exact tonage is not known here but she is understood to iiave a carrying capac ity of about 2000 tons. The chartering of the Grace Dollar was the result of considerable hard work by .T. J. McManus, who went to San Francisco nearly a month ago to get a big boat to bring up a lumber and coal cargo. He found it easy to pick up all kinds of small craft, but none large enough to bring the cargo desired by his company. Finally he secured the Grace Dollar and she would have been on the way before now had she not been slightly disabled. She is still in the dry dock, hut will sail from San Francisco about December 5. She should reach Seattle about December 8 and sail from that port two or three days later. The Kenai Lumber & Fuel Company was incorporated in October by F. R. Gray, J. J. McManus. A. G. Baker and other local men to engage in the lum ber and fuel trade on a large scale. It will take over the business of the Yak utat Lumber Company and theSoward Fuel Company, and proposes to keep at stock adequate to meet the growing I demands of the sea terminus of the i Alaska Central railroad. found Out Who Was Boss Once upon a time a youth, who had • commenced to navigate the sea of mat-1 rimonv. went to his father and said: “Father, who should he boss. I or my wife?” Then tho old man smiled and said: “Here are loo chickens and a ‘team of horses. Hitch up the horses, load the chickens into the wagon, and wherever ! you can find a man and his wife dwell ing, stop and make inquiry as to who j is the hoss. Wherever you find a wo man running things leave a chicken.! If you come to a place where the man j is in control, give him a horse.” After 70 chickens had been disposed of the voting man came to a house and i made the usual inquiry. “I’m the boss o’ this ranch,’’said the , man. “Got to show me.” So the wife was called, and she nf-j 1 firmed her husband’s assertion. “Take whichever horse you want.” i was the boy’s reply. So the husband said: “I'll take the hay.” But the wife didn't like the bay horse and she called her husband aside and talked to him. He returned and j | said: ”1 believe I’ll take the gray! horse.” •’Not much,” said Missouri. “You’ll take a chicken.” San Francisco Chron ' iele. The locked horns of two moose were | found recently by W. L. Springsteen j in tbe tundra near Nome river. The horns were covered by a growth of moss a few inches below the surface and willows grew above them. How long they had lain there none can tell. From the way in which the antlers were locked together it was evident that the raonarchs of the northern plains had probably died in mortal combat. No Iwnes were found. The Eskimos of Point Hope say that the moose disappeared from that section about fifty years ago. 1 During the recent German army ma neuvers Prince Ilarold of Denmark was expecting an attack at 7 a. m., but the enemy had the bad manners to at tack three hours earlier, and captured the prince, bag and baggage. In a terrible storm at sea, near Solo mon. the gasoline schooner Anglo-Sax son drifted ashore in Bonanza river. Fred Ott, engineer, and Ole Oleson, a deckhand, were washed overboard and drowned. The bodies floated ashore. Paul Buckley, of the Crow Creek Mining Company, sailed for Seattle on the Santa Ana, leaving several of his partners waiting for the Bertha. The people of Ketchikan want to secure a patent to their townsite. A committee has recently been appointed to tiik«k charge-of t.hv matter. f* COLEMAN HOUSE H. N. COLEMAN, Proprietor Electric Lights and Electric Bells in every room Rates from 50c to $2.50 per day Absolutely First-Class EXCELLENT CAFE IN CON N VA "NON F. 0. HALE, President G. E. DICKERMAN, Vlce-Pres BANK OF SEWARD Transacts a Genera! Banking Business Wp receive deposits, buy and sell exchange, foreign and domestic: buy gold dust and bullion: make collections. All business committed to our care will receive prompt and careful attention... Your Business is Solicited THE LOUVRE EIDSON flt DOBSON. Proprietor! A Gentleman's Resort. Gold Dust Bought Cor. Fifth and Washington streets Seward. Alaska CHAS. A. TECKLEN3URC J- CUMMINGS THE SEATTLE BAR -ONLY THE BEST Wines, Liquors and Cigars Bohemian and Olympia Beer FURNISHED ROOMS WITH STEAM HEAT Fourth Ave. and Washington St. Seward, Alaska. NORTHERN AALOON E. L. WHITTEMORE, Proprietor WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS FOURTH AVE. SEWARD, ALASKA ASHLAND HOUSE AND BANK SALOON 1 Wines, Liquors and Cigars First-class Furnished Rooms Fourth A re..Opposite Alaska Control Commercial Co. ! Restaurant in connexion. WA1LACE S THOMPSON. Proprietors A Lesson in Mining A lode is a streak, as sure as you’re born: A dip is a pitch of the same: A hi? bunch of rock, that spoils the pay shoot. Is called a horse in the vein. A han?in? wall's the top, you know. Or roof, of leads in place. The foot wall's just the floor of them, Or the bottom, bed or base. An incline shaft is one that’s sunk Down on the lead’s own pitch, A strai?ht one just don t se<*m to care ’Bout strikin’ ore that’s rich. A crosscut runs to tap the vein> From a point that’s picked as hest. A tunnel's about the same old thin?, So we’ll let that subject rest. A drift is a tunnel that follows a lead, Not down but in on the level, A stope’s a hole where ore was mined; Now. don’t that beat the devil? A winnze is a sort of a shaft, you see, ( That starts from a level below, And why they picked that name for it Ls more, my friend, than 1 know. A raise is made to connect two levels Or to strike the shoot overhead; And the face of a drift is the end of the thin?: And so, we’ll say, enough said. -Mines and Minerals. Editor (to office l>oy)—How do you spell auricular? Office Boy (promptly)—I can’t spell \ it at all. Editor (angrily)- What did you go to ; school for? Office Boy (sadly)- Because I had to. Express t'lerk C'unliffe, who Stole , •'*101 .tttttt, go.l >>iv \ears in prison. Seattle Headquarters All Alaskans jfoiny to Seattle on bus iness or for oilier purposes are cordially ! invited to have their mail addressed to i themselves in care of the Industrial Bureau of the Alaska Central Railway Company, Lumber Kxchunye Building, i Seattle, Wash., and make the Bureau ; their headuarters while in that city, j * Alaska Central Rail wav Co. rOX ISLAND FOR SALt Ten miles from Seward. The island is two miles long and one mile wide. .1 will sell my squatter's claim and 423 foxes, whose >kin> are worth an average of $20 each, for $2300. which is less than one-third of the value of the skins. Offer is made because 1 wish to go up the Susitna to prospect for a year. Alfred Lowell, Third avenue. Seward. FOR SALE—Bes- offer takes lots 25, 20. 27. block 40: lots 15, 10, block 20; lots 12. 13, 14. block 7. Seward, Alaska. Owner 5)48,22nd. Ave.. Seattle, Wash. * Mrs. Teller—Mrs. DeSplurge told I me that the new residence they're i building has live entrances. Mr. Teller—Well, when the wolf ar rives that’ll keep him guessing for a while.—Fuck. The steamer Corwin, which was in Seward recently on the way down from Nome, reached Seattle leaking badlv. All hands were kept pumping during the last two or three days. Barley growers of Eastern Washing ton formed a trust and ran the price up to 1M) cents. Take a bath *it Could and Conner*.