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Circulation | fib DAILY f\l'R Book* ir* ?lw?v? op?n to ln??*cltoo - ??? - a ? - ?? ? ? v W# iuuhm ? larger circulation than all othar Ala?ka??p?r? VOL. II. NO. 1 03 SKAOWAYr ALASKA, FRIDAY HORNING . A ^.r a m. T ,fVciillea(litin A A A SK A |\j The Alaskan It's So Ij^I? ^1 IVl ml XW UAitv ALAJICANWUI Intpwjuwyv-o 1 lu all Hit people vvurt:. Knou-iii^. Id every borne every night C Hi Hi Number who read It dally oyer wmTmm~m ... ? . FEBRUARY 3, 1899 TRICE TEN CENTS : ^ M?TEL Eiirop?>nn Plan. Alt Modern Improvements. Sample Rooms fee Commercial Men. BONO ST. 86T. BROADWAY ANt> RINNULS >\Vi> A'AU?v A ^ AVa A r "tir ilr v.i;r "*^r -t'r t^r \flv V \V V OOOOOOOOCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCOOOCOOOOOOOO OOC C>00 CXJOOOCOOOO U*i r g . ? ?a?foi,t?bl? Room* NO BAR-NO BUNKS Putronavja of Ou*in??* Rct ldcn,i Solicited Golden North Hotel AFirsf-Class Hotel Kales Reasonable Thos. N\ hitten, Manager. Bond Street, between Main and State ^ ox>ooooj3oooocooooooooo<x>^oocoooj>ox>oco oooooooooo; o Homo t'oinfurl? I !??% EUBCTRIC UIGHTS sprrlal llli'llllnll to tltr Weary Portland flizpah House Mr. and Mrs. A. r. Mkah, I'KorRiKioRS. ? Formerly of Mt. Tub >r, Ort\> Prices 25c and 50c Cor 5th Av. Bet. Broadway and State 0|>po?llf t'llj l?.?l I Skagway, Alaska Lodging 2$c EOARD FEK .MLAL 2*? PER wEEK $?.0<> HOTEL WK2KSTR0M Beard and Lodging per week $6 and 5?. 70 Johnson avenue. Near old Postoftke. NO BAP bee the Hi^li Flag Pole , Rainier Hotel & Restaurant *12 Bf'.OADWAY. Frank Hall, Pi .p. Kxeelleir Meals 35 cents. Al! thtrVlcnch* the market aiT?idv lieM chefs * employed. Han<l*>mely furnished room*. Eleetrlc liplit>. city water and best mrommodations in the city SKAGWAY ALASKA V. S. HOTEL . & R6STSURANJ/ ie ? nly Second Claw Qot 4 The rX]~E5 $1 ?ER DT^/sk.,.. ay. Next door to R H dejiot E. K. GO'JKLKY, Prrop, Lawrence WuU'hmakt'r at.u Manufaoturiujf JBW6LER DenW in Watcher and Jewelry. OFFICIAL Watch Inspector FOR THE White Pass & Yukon Rj; Is the bt^t place to have your watc hes ? ? REPAIRED Pioneer Jewelry Store.^=^ Holly Street Experienced Watch mikerand M inof.Kturing Jewele* I killful .ntj prompt rep.?irin>j in all branche* ot the trade. ^ .ect stock of Jewelry and optical goods. Al! work gu. ! *e'.*d. ant H D. KIRMSE. Prop A Fine Assortmentof Klondike Rings, Pins, Etc. You Can Do Well Wall Leads Them All In Price and Work. Have your TEETH EXTRACTED FREE each moruinjf fiom 10 to 11. Ciiildr n's teeth free at all time*. Everything tfuarant*. e<l. Stute StKV, oo? blook North of P. O. * ' JAS. B. WALL, D. D. S. ? ) Of Oil McDonald Creek 111 North west Territory. RICH PKOSl'ECTS FOUi\l> Country H lirrr Exclailou Act Dor* \o? Affect AmerlcNlia uiitf That la Equiilly as Promising na A illu The richest gold strike that has been maJe for months has just been reported from McDonald creek, Northwest territory. The new strike is located just over the boundary line between British Columbia and the Northwest territory and drains the natural basin that slopes down toward lake Marsh and the upper Yukon. McDonald creek is five miles long and this basin that it drains is practically a continuation of the same natural draw that is the main characteristic of the country throughout the Atlin district. The general formation of the ground and the average quality of the pay dirt as far as prospected at the present time is iden tical with the same features presented by the cre^k claims on Pine and Spruce creeks in the Atlin gold fields. A met leans will be interested to Itarn that the claims ate 250 feet square instead of 100 feet as it is in British Columbia. I he claims on McDonald creek are in the Northwest territory and therefore open to American prospectors and the rights of Americans there cannot be affected by the British Columbia alien law. Mr. L. H. Gray of this city and Dr. F. ?? Whiting of this city are in possess ion or full particulars cavering the new strike. Mr. Gray said that Dr. Whit'ng is per sonally avqinintrd with the me?: who I ave staked the discoveiy claim 011 Mc Donald creek. Dr. W hitting is interested with tlirse men and told Mr. Gray that he would not disclose their names for publi cation until authorised by them to da so. Mr. Gray lias kindly furnished the DAILY ALASKAN with the following letter from L)r. Whitmg giving all the information about the new strike that Dr. Whiting's mining partners will allow him to make pubhc at this time. Heney, Alaska. Feb. 1, 1899. * L. H. Gray, Gen Traffic Manager, White Pass Rjute. ^ "Dear Sir. ? The unpopular ali n law has at last has the desired effect of causing Americans to seek new fields of discovery. A rich strike has just been made on Mc Dv,n ild creek in the Northwest territory. I lie new creek is located just over the boundary line that separat s the North west territory from Britisli Columbia and drains a district that is practically i Jentical with the continuation of the At lin gold fields. The prospects reported by friends of mine w ho have located discovery 011 M: Dona Id creek, are exceedingly flat tering. "Do not confuse this creek with O'Don nell creek ol the Atlin country. Last week a stampede occurred from Atin city and aicinity. I have just received word from Atlin city that people are leaving there every day for the n^w strike. "McDonald creek is in the Northwest territory. It is five miles long anJ drains a basin of corsiderable area. The creek tlows into the headwaters of the Yukon. The new diggings ar; easily reached by sled trail from Atlin city. Few people had arrived at McDonald creek at the time that mv friends left and very few claims were staked at that time. The pay streak is near the surface and the dirt is easil / worked? I believe that is the richest thing found vet. "One of my friends sunk prospect holes into the ground on discovery on McDonald creek. After shoveling away the snow, he built a tire on the ground and thawed il for digging. The holes piospected from one dollar to two dollars per pan. " The country adjacent to McDonald creek is very extensive and offers a new tield to prospectors. There are innumer able new creeks in this new basin that iiaye not been prospected. From all that my friends have been able to learn and from information in my possession I be lieve that the mineral wealth contained in thisnew district is practicallv inexhausti ble. "The claims located now are all placer diggings and the gold is of the coarse and heavy kind. "McDonald creek claims are 250 feet square instead of only 100 feet as on the B.itish Columbia side. Mv partners are now on their way back to McDonald creek and are taking sup plies enough with them to last all winter. \ I cannot disclose the names until I have 1 heard from them. This Is a good thing. A new gold lie Id is assured. "I am goinj? In soon and want you to be When asked about the new strike yes terday Mr. Gray said : "So great is my faith in the wealth <>f this oew strike that I am going to Mc Donald creek myself. I will leave on the 8 a. m. train tomorrow and will go from Henev to Lake Bennett. At Bennett I will be joined by parties who will accompany me to Atlin City and from there we will go over the line to McDonald creek." When seen today Mr. Gray was dressed in the regulation prospectors costume and looked more like the tvpical Yukcn ten derfoot than the mirror of fashion he usually presents. Stat/* Sam Chucovich became proprietor of the Moore Cafe its popularity is in creased and the well known skill of Mr. Chucovich as a scientific chef is full guar antee that everything will always be first class at the Moore Cafe. v ciass m ine moo re v^aie. v. ^ 1 1 CONVOYS Q i! Ill Log Cabin Outrage the Talk of the Town. BOUNDARY LINE AGAIN Tlir II lgli?lluiidrd Proj-redln** by Hhlih tlrlliali Columbia OflU cliil* Claim Hip Summit im Hip Itoiiiidnry I, Inc. with lire. Yours truly, F. B. WHITING." The two custom house convoys, P. M. Hovt and Sector McLean, who were ar rested ;it 1x>k Cabin bv British Columbia officials while convolving liquors to Lor Cabin, reached Skagw iv yesterday and made (heir report to Deputy Collector ot ' Customs C. L. Andrews. The report of thes; officers would tend to show that the Canadian officials had renewed the old tight of the boundary line, and that they now propose to maintain that the Summit is the line and not.Log Cabin, as gener ally accepted bv the United States ar.d so represented on all official maps. Deputy Collector Andrews nn receiving the report of the two men made his offi cial report of the occurrence to Special Deputy Collector McBride at Sitka, who Is acting during Collector Ivev's absence in Washington City. Beside this official report Mr. Andrew s has also written a let ter to Mr. Ivev in Washington asking for instructions in the matter. Up to a late hour last night Mr. Andrews had received no reply to his letter addressed to Pe le, the deputy collector of Canadian customs at Log Cabin. Hector Mi Lean, one of the officers ar rested, when seen vtsterdav bv a represen tative of the DAILY ALASKAN, detailed his account of the arrest by the Canadian officials and their examination before Opt. Cartwright on the charge of trespassing into British Columbian territory. When the two officers reached Log Cabin as con voys for a lot cf liquors last Monday Mc Lean was told by the inspector of Cana dian customs that Sergeant Davis ot the mounted police wanted to see him. The sergeant (hen informed him that it was a violation of the British Columbia law for American officials to convoy goods through to Log Cabin; that the boundary line was at the Summit where the English flag was flying and not at Log Cabin. McLean did not at that time know that he was . under arrest, but when Hoyt went over to see Sergeant Davis that individual soon let him know that both he and McLean were prisoners and would have to remain piis oners until brought before Captain Cart wright for a decision in the matter. Both men were detained until Tuesday, when they were brought up before Cartwright and given a formal examination. No wit nesses were heard and no evidence taken, but ''Judge" Cartwright took it upon him self to harangue the two prisioners upon the heinous nature of the crime of putting foot on alleged British Columbia territory, no matter what international questions might be at issue in the matter, and after duly impressing them with the gravity of their offense in crossing over to Log Cabin instead of stopping at the Summit, he gradojsly allowed them to live and breathe the air of the alleged Biitish Columbia territory until such time as they could con veniently get out of It and return to a less exited atmosphere. C .ptain Cartwright is said to have made the further threat that no mere American customs officials would' be allowed to con voy liquors bevond the Summit, and that every one so offending hereafter would be arrested and summarily dealt with. That if his orders were not obeyed he would place men on the Sjmmit to prevent Amer ican officials from going throrgh. There is also a rumor to the effect that these British Columbians will go still f'ir* ther and have already threatened to compel the American customs officials now sta tioned at Log Cabin to move off their alleged British territory. While no posi tive information to that effect had been received in Skagway it had the tendencv to worry the deputy collector at this port as it would cripple the service materially. Further developments will be eagerly looked for. The American Tailors on Broadway run a "club'' because it Is to the Interest of their patrons to do so. Customers get a better article for less money. In fact only superior grade goods are handled by the American Tailors. Their ancesters. in Jer usalem?Father Abraham included? found the "club" system to be the best and most advantageous to their customers. Abra ham was generous and good to all his peo ple, and the American Tailors have no rea son to go back on his principles. i-i8tf Large stock )f pillows at Peoples' for 50 cents each and up. .ilrmrulo ?f Nonpy Mil I 111'* Unnir for .Vliimliul Taimcr. United States Marshall. M. Tanner is the proud owner of a solid gold United States marshal's star that was presented him by J. D. Stewart, the man who was robbed of a $3000 sack of gold dust by the Soapy Smith gang on the 7th day of last July. After Stewart had caused the arrest of a number of Soapy's gang he was re quired to put up $1000 bonds for his ap pearance as prosecuting witness at their trirl. After furnishing the bonds Mr. Stewart went to Nanaimo, B. C., and from there returned to Juneau and left two ounces of gold dust with E. Valentine, the leading jeweler of that place. He in structed Mr. V l-oti if to work tiie dust up into l8-i...r.tl ;<ill 111J l>* ::? . ; J-putv United State* marshal's star n.'in U1.1t g Id for Deputy Marshal Tanner. The star has just been finished and was deliv ered to Mr. Tanner yesterday, with an ap propriate and compliment .rv letter from Mr. Stewart. ? Mr. Stewart presented this memorial star to Deputy Marshal T inner as a mark 0^. his appreciation tor the gallant work of Hut efficient officer in bringing the members of the notorious Soapy Smith gang tn justice. I he star is neatly made and the excel ; lent workmanship displayed in its making does cr.?dit to the jeweler who designed it. It consists of a narrow circlet of gold with the regulation star in the center. On the point of the star and circlet are inscribed the words, "Deputy United States Mar shal, District of Alaska." On the back of the st-ir is engraved the name of the donor, "J. D. Stewart, July 8." That never-to-be forgotten day on which So.ipv ; Smith p ssed in his checks and his yictiin recovered his bag of gold. .Ylua* ncetliiK Tonight. Don'l forget the mass meeting to be held at Keelar's hall tonight at 7:30 for devis ing ways and means of raising money with which to maintain the fire department and carry on other improvements in the city. Every citizen hould turn out for this and come prepared to express his views on the subject. The fire boys have prepared an estimate of what money will be needed to run the fire department and they will also present a liit of business houses for assess ment purposes. t i01.11> <;omi baimii: I.OST HIT NOT COKCiOTTKN. J. I nihil null 71 o it r ii * the I. on* of His Wallet nnd ConlfiiU. j J. Umbaugh, a barber of Juneau, is try to locate the man who robbed him of 5275 I in the Holiv street bath house Wednesday | night- Mr. UmLaugh arrived from Juneau Tuesday enroute to the Atlin gold fields. He had not been feeling well for some time aud went to the bath house for a hot | water bath. He had with him a certifi cate of deposit for Sion, a diamond ring valued at >75 and $100 in cash. Mr. Umbaugh laid the wallet down on a chair while he was bathing. When he i left the bath he forgot to take the wallet with him and 110 jv his cash and certificate of deposit and diamond ring are the prop erty of somebody who has no right to ( tuem. As soon as he discovered his loss, Mr. [ Umbaugh returned to the bath house and j examined the room but could not find it. ' The proprietor said he had not seen a purse without an owner in his shop that night. Mr. Umbaugh has placed the case in the hands of Deputy Marshal Tanner and un til the thief has b en apprehended Um- J baugh will mourn hhs missing wallet. ? The Elite club will meet next Wednes day evening at Keelar's hall. Members j only re requested to come. 2 2-2t Wanted Table board? in private family by two voung men. Must be reasonable in price. Best of references give . Ad dress "Oregon." this office. 2-2-2t Dewey restaurant at the cor. of Seventh and State streets. pi of wr B 1 1 III Experience of Four Mm Out From Dawson. MANAGE TO KILL ONE The Nrnr. il} uf ??'? Htc Viikun .lumps I he Prir ? lo I :? nc )' urod? Pleni y nf .Hon Coiuinjr Out George Fedoloffof San Franci?co, F. H. Browning of Seat! I". W. N. PI tc<r of Seat tle, and Dr. H. H. Pratt tf California, arrived from the in" ith of the Klondike last evening after ' trip of twenty-one days. Mr. Brown i'" went in last Julv and as a result of his industry he has secured interests i" ' Wi claims all on goo creeks. Dr. Pi it went in last July and as he has an option i some of his claims the business may t ike him back. The partv reports a fairl . ?'OiJ trip. J. ri. Escomb accompanied. the partv as far a* Bennett and is expected in the city toJ v or torn morrow. The price of dogs in Dawson is going up. Three days before leaving the party could have bought dogs at . n average pi ice of 540, but later they had to iuv S60, and before sixty davs they think the price will go up to S200 and 5300 for the r-i?on that so many in there will want to get <>nt cither up ti e river or down the Yukon 10 the American side. There is no local de mand for dogs in Dawson for the reason that packing up the creeks is now done bv mules. On the wav out the party, beside breaking through the ice once and finding a bad trail 011 the Thirty-Mile river, h id an experience with a puck of large grev wolves that showed that it was njt safjj for any one on the trail without lYearms. A pack of wolves followed them for some dist >nce below the Five Fingers. This pack passed between two dog teams on the trail that were not m ire than 200 yards apart. Fedoloff and Smith, the White Horse Rapids pilot, followed the wolves witli revolvers and broke the leg of one with a shot. They tracked him over the snow for half a mile bv blood marks and tinallv curie on him aud killed him. The carcass weighed 250 pounds The weather was bitter cold, 52 below, and the two men nearly froze to death, getting back to the party. They arrived at White Pass City in time to catch the train yesterday afttmoon and Conductor Miles, with his usual courtesv, held his train while the members of the party were climbing the hill to the sta tion. All were pleased to ride back to SKagway 011 the train. The partv passed Tom Davies, the P.-l. man, and Billy Thomas January 25 at the Hootalinqua. II V 1>II AXTK l > l.llllll OKUKH, I ii ii <1 1 CollrcK'd lo bo I ard III Koi>p? illK 'I lie in Oprii. The adjourned meeting of the firemen's joint committee .vas held last evening to hear the report of the special committee appoiniod to solicit funds for keeping open the several fire hvdrant-, and keeping them from freezing. Atessrs. Friedenthal and Mavdenbauer made their report show ing that thev had collected about eighty dollars. In this connection there appeared to have been a misunderstai ding as to the water | company's mains and the danger of freez ing. A statement had been made at the first meeti g of the joint committees to the effect that Mr. Eastman had made an appeal to the citizens for assistance in keeping the mains from freezing. This apprars to have been an error ind Mr. Friedenthal last evening rectified it bv ?aWng that afttr an in'emew with Mr. bast man he had learned tint Mr. East man had simply' laid before certain repre sentatives the importance of having a fund raised for taking care of the city hydrants and keep them from freezing. The water company, Mr. Eastman said was able to care for the mains and there w as no present danger from their freezing, as they were being constantly looked af er. The special committee was continued and instructed to -confer with Mr. Eastman rel itive to the expenditure of the 58o rais ed in connection with the hvdranU. Mr. Eastman also reported having In spected four hydrants and finding them in good conditton. Finest line of groceries In Alaska? C ill and see them. Klondike Trading Co. Bla kets and robes of all kinds, sizes and prices. Klondike Trading Co.? Syl vester's.