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Skagway Wornm Plan To Beautify City The Magpie Club planning to beautify the city of Skagway. The plan of taking up the work dot being ? done by civic cluba in other section* of the country is receiving consideration I The particular scheme which seems to meet with matt favor Is that of establishing one or more parka. It is f thought that a block of iand could be secured about midway between the north and south ends of the town, not far from the school house, at no great expense and that by planting treea, (lower* and otherwise beautifying it an attraction could b? added to the city which would be well worth the effort acquired to accomplish the reault. ON IDE WAV Cottage City Sails for North On Time A Telegram has been received by L. M. West, agent of the Pacific Coast Steamship Company, conveying the information that the Cottage City sailed from Seattle for Skagway yes terday morning at 9.30 o'clock and she should arrived in Skagway before noon on Sunday. V She will have two day*' mail. COMES IN Priuee98 May ArrifCs Witb Big Pds-Sfngcr List The Princess May arrived last night at 11:30 o'clock with S?4 passenger*. 120 tons of freight and four days' mail The passenger list of the Princeas May was larger than was expected. It was thought thai with the breaking up of the winter trail travel would drop off much more than it is doing. The Prin ess May will ?ail at 6 o'clock tonight. ISLAND WEATHtR The condition of the weather in the Interior today, as indicated by the dispatches received at the Skag*ay offices of the W. P. A Y. R., is as follows: Stewart? Cloudy, north wind, 36 above. Selwyn ? Cloudy, calm, 34 above. Selkirk? Cloudy, north wind, 32 above. Yukon Crossing? Cloudy, calm, 44 above. Big Salmon? Raining, 50 above. Hootalinqua? Calm, raining, 40 above Lower La Parge? Raining, south wind, 38 above Atfto? 1 Cloudy, calm, 44 above. ? Dawson? Clear, oalm, 34 above. Fortjmile ? Clear, oalm, 30 above. Glacier ? Cloudy, calm, 35 above. White Pa? Cloudy., calm. 42 abo?e. Fraser? Cloudy, calm, 34 above. Log Cabin ? Cloudy, calm, 3D above. Bennett- Cloudy, calm. 40 above. Pennington ? Cloudv, calm, 40 above. Caribou ? Cloudy, calm, 4o above. Cowley? Cloudy, calm, 3S above. Whitehorse? Cloudy, calm, 38 above. Indlani Acqmlttod Jimmy Keneilerkash and Agnes Kaska, Haines Indians, charged with adultery, were acquitted by a jury in Judge Rogers' court yesterday evening. Elk*' MmHic There will be a meeting of Skagwiiy Lodge No. 431, Benevolent and Protec tive Order of Elks, at their hall, Thurs day, April 14, at 8 pi m. All visiting Elks are invited to at tend. E. A. Murphy, Sec'y. Clay son A Co. carry the largest stock of overcoats in town. Fur eoats at Clavson's. Fine free lunch at the Totem all d4y and night. Barley's Views at your own price at the Skagway News Company. Oyster oocktails, Olympiaor Eastern, at the Pack Train restaurant A new line of wall paper just re ceived on steamer Faraiioo by E. R. People*. a THE CURIOSITY VENDER [Original.] "Oood morning. Mr. Verder? How la the curio business todny?" "Falrty good. Can I lo anything for roof "Since you deal in old manuscripts, I bare thought I might sell j ou one." "Cm! The prices we get lor manu Irrtpta are so poor that It hardly pays Os to buy them, even when we get them at our own terms. Hut to whom am 1 indebted for this visit? I don't know that I ever aaw you before." "Call me Damon. I don't care to be known just now. especially In this transaction. If the police should get bold of the matter, they might make trouble for me." The shopkeeper turned a pair of gray eyes, partly covered by shaggy eye brows, like those of a terrier dog, on bis vlaltor. "If I could And a certain niau," con tinued Damon, "I could sell It to him for every cent he has In the world." Verder said nothing for a time. He appeared to be puixled by the singular statement Damon was watching him closely. "Why do you come here?" said Terder at last. "I have thought you might find the man for me." TVre was another pause, at the end of which Vfrtfer said: "I could tell better about that If 1 knew hla name." "It l? Dealy." Verder turned from the piercing glance the other brought to bear upon him. went to a desk and began to look ovef his caahbook. "You don't seem to know him." "No, I don't You must excuse me. 1 am busy today. Last night there was an error in my cash." "Would you not like to see the bit of paper I refer to?" asked Damon. "It would not Interest me." "Not even to know where It was found?" The corlo merchant seemed not to hear the question. He was adding a column of figures. Damon proceeded: "I bad a visit the other day from n dealer tn secondhand furniture. He told me that he had bought a desk that had belonged to nn old man who was found one morning some years ago dead In his bed. Had It not been for some blue marks on his throat? there were three right band finger marks, the third finger missing? his death would bars beea attributed to heart disease. As It was It was believed that he was murdered. When his estate was set tled. Instead of finding $500,000 In gov ernment bonds which the deceased bad Informed bis family he had put away for a certain use none was found. Well, as I see that I am boring you I will condense what I have to say. The furniture dealer who bought the d^sk was putting It In order when he came upon a secret drawer in which was a letter. That's the letter I came here to sell." Meanwhile the curio dealer had ceas ed to add figures and was listening breathlessly. When the speaker had finished he turned his face to a fire place fitted with a colonial mantel, brass andirons and fender. He placed his hands on the mantel, bowed his head and groaned. The third finger on his right band was missing. Presently he turned. "What do you want for your? your curio?" he asked. "You wouldn't buy It without seeing It. would you?" "I? I wouldn't bay It, but I know a man who"? "Just so. I thought you would knon somebody wbo would take an interest In the matter. But I think It would sharpen your faculties to see the letter or at least hear It read. I will read it to yon." And. taking a paper from his pocket, he read aloud: I must have the rest of the bonds before the close of the munth. If not you will not live to complete the y?rar. DEALT. "The name is made up," continued Damon, looking up at his victim "That's plain. It's the word 'deal'? a pretty villainous deal. I should say. How much would your friend pay for tit* letter?" "Name the price," said Verder bourse lj "The missing bonds." "If you will come Id tomorrow, I will Ml you what 1 have done." *T in lint know today." "Well, remain here. I will be back within half an hour." "If you need to send a messenger, call one, but I'm a timid man and wouldn't like to be left so long alone." "What guarantee has this? I?ealy? that he will not be prosecuted?" "Ah! Now we are getting to some thing that interests you. Look at this." He drew from his pocket a paper, which he banded to Verder. Verder read It and put it In his own pocket. It was an Indemnification. "Sow you're acting like a sensible man. But I want to explain to you that the estate of the man who was bled of his bonds turned out a shell, and his family are Impoverished. That's why Mr. Dealy escapes the gallows. Seer Verder took up an old bayonet. Da mon drew a revolver, but he bad no occasion to use It Verder used the bayonet to raise some brick and mor tar oa the hearth of the fireplace and look out a package, which he banded to Damon. Damon unrolled It and count ad 300 thousand dollar L'nited States bond*. "I thought we'd make a deal. Mr. Dealy. Good morning. I'm sure yov have sense enough to keep mum, and I assure yon the rest of us have. Yon aee, this cheating the gallows is dan gerous work when found out." And, turning, the detective left tkf aboo. F. A. MITCH EL. Information Wanted Information is wanted as to the whereabouts of Augustus C. Recti, formerly of Smith Center, Kansas, which place he left for Alaska in 1896, He was last heard from in San Fran cisco in that year. Reed was an expert miner and mineralogist, ts about 40 years of age, was in perfect health anil had no bad habits. He was six feet tall, fair complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes, slow of speech and deliber ate In conversation. He has a sister living in Smith Center, Kansas. Reed has recently fallen heir to an estate, and It is desired to hear from him if he is living and to get evidence of the fact if he is dead. Address communications to H. H. Reed, Smith Center, Kansas. 1 w Wanted to Rant Good hotel restaurant, everything furnished. Terras very reasonable. No capital required. A good money making proposition to the right people. Apply to Hotel Northern, Haines, Alaska. All the delicacies of the season at the Pack Train Restaurant. The best that the market affords at the Pack Train Restaurant. Fori Rant For Rent Cheap? Two 'elegant fur nished cottages, within two blocks of school house. Injuire at the Skagway Laundry. 10-11-t f Freighting to Bnllton and Ruby E. H. Clyne will leave Whiteeorse for Bullion and Ruby creeks with freight about March 19. For panicu lars see Mrs. E. H. Clyne, at Eleventh and Broadwav. Do Ton Want Llf< Ininranot? Do you want life insurance in the Lest company in the world? I repre sent the New York Life Insurance Company, and want your application. Harry Wiles, 4-ti-2w Agent. The Totem serves the best free lunch in town. Barley's Views at your own price at ihe Skagway News Company. Maicot has New Mulo The'Mascot saloon has just received a large consignment of new music for i its popular Viotor talking machine. It j includes all the latest popular airs. Notio* Having purchased all the wood re cently owned by Malcolm McLaren, I desire anyone who may have any claim against it for labor or otherwise, to present the same to me not later than 10 days from date. Herman Barthel. Skagway, April 9, 1904. let Gream Parlors open at Boss Bak ery tomorrow. 4 2 tf A WORLD OF BEAUTY Is exposed to view in our stock. Our assortment of Watches, Diamonds and Jewelry is larger than ever before. Our Cut Glase and China is a part of the newest productions of the most progres sive manufacturers. The variety and beauty of the designs and One work manship and the excellent quality is really marvelous when prices are con sidered. P. E. KERN, Gold and Silversmith We have a Good Line of Cigars & Tobbaco jj Pipes, 5c and XJp 'Till your pocketbook j j cannot reach < i Don't Forget the |;j Number ;:i I 428 BROADWAY, Phone 52 Tony Dortero ? Whitehorse | Hotels* f Whitehorse, Y. T. | New Management Refurnished Throughout. First Class in Every Respect Finest Cafe in the Northwest Billiard Purloi Roudlng and Writing Room SPACIO08 CLUB ROOM The Board of Trade LEE GlITHUIE Proprietor Largest and Beit Appointed Resort for Gentlemen In the North st sex*????*. ogxaexs^ The Idaho Liquor House CORNER THIRD AND BROADWAY, The Pioneer Family Liquor Store of Skagway ESTABLISUED 1897 Direct Importers of Foreign and Domestic WINES, LIQUORS AND CIOARS AGENTS FOR LEMPS and SKAGWAY BREWERY'S BOTTLED BEER Privaw Rooms For Families Special Attention to Otders for Family (Jse. Telephone 69 ;is?W<iX*X sXsXsXsftXS^^ NORTHWESTERN Smelting S Refining Co. BUYERS OF GOLD, SILVER AND COPPER ORES. MATTES, BULLION, FURNACE and CYANIDE PRODUCTS. !ielllsncMi* .Hade Within five l>?y? After tfecelpt nf Ore LOCATION OF WORKS: Crofton, Vancouver Island, B. C. .>,s, x- ? 0? Canadian Pacific Ry. Co. ? ! 5 1 Diroot Service, No Intermediate r Call, to I Vancouver Victoria Transferring to Seattle! No Extra Charge D APRIL, 14, 23 Sailing at 6 p.m. gl For Speed, Comfort, Service and? : Appointment These Twin 8crewS ; Steamers Cannot be Equaled. For g I ?) Information Write or Apply to ? i | H B.DUNN , Aftn 8KAGWAT JUNEAU S. S. CO'S. STEAMEB GEORGIA Carrying U. 8. Mall Leaves Skagwav at 8 a. m. Friday, April 15 For Haines. Juneau, Eoonah Springs and Sitka J. F. FAIRBANKS, Agent 216 Broadway, Phone 90 THE DOMINION HOTEL Miners Headquarters Next to Postofflce, Whitehorse, Y. T. Table Set Family Style Meals and Beds 50c each, Single Kooras, f 1 00. Fine two story log barn with stove and water. Accommodations for 20 head of horses. Log barn for dogs. Horses Bought, Sold and Hired, Wood for Sale to Order W.J. GIBBONS, Prop. Postoflice Box No. 26. R0YHL | * | ? Steam Laandpy*] ( All Work Gucranteed. Short Order* Promptly Done. PHONE 79. Messenger Will Call *iKt Delivet \ Baths In Connection |j Private Rooms for Ladies. STEAM HEATED. I?V\\W%WWMWWWWW Delmonlco Restaurant Bozman & Lin, Props. Open Day and Night All the Delicacies of the Season HEALS, 25 CTS. Sixth Ave. Near Broadway ? ^pacific Coast S >? te PIONEER aI,;.SKA S^EFD. SAFETY. COMFORT Sen i lie | i'uget fiound, tiiia fiaociso auJ ooutueia i oru CARRYING U. S. MAIL Humboldt, ? - April 15,25 CITY of SEATTE - - April 20, 30 Direct to Seattle COTTAGE CITY, April 17 and May 2 Sails Via Sitka Ife. Above Schedule Subject to change Without Nouoe. L M. WEST, Agam PHONE 50 C. D. DUNANN, Gen- Pass. Agt 10 Market Street, San Francisco, Cal. / The Alaska Steamsh ip Co.^ Carrying U. S. Mail and Alaska Pacific Express Next Sailing of the Fast Passenger Steamer DOLPHIN, April 18 The Dolphin maintains a schedule of 75 hours between Skagwav and Seattle FARALLON. Due Mav 6 DIRIGO, Due April 15 Transfers to Victoria and Vancouver Without Addiiional Charge A. S. DAUTRICK, Agent. Phone 66 The WhitePass& Yukon Route TIMfcC TABLE No. 13 (Daily Except Sunday.) No. J. N. B No'l. N. B. No. 2. S. Bound No. 4. S E 2nd class. lit class. ? 1st class 2nd class 8 30 p. m. 9 30 a m. LV. SKAGUAY AR. 4 30p. m. AR. 4 15a. rr. 10 30 '? n^}" " WHITE PAS9 " 3^ " " 2 10 ?? 11 40 a. m. 11 45 " " LOG CABIN 2 10 '? 1 00 " 12 20 12 35 1 P,,m " BENNETT " } ^ J p.m " 12 20 p.m. 2 45 " 2 10 " " CARIBOO " 11 50a.m " 10 20 " 6 40 " 4 30 " AR WHITE HORSE LV 9 30 " LV, " 7 00 " Passengers 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 ticka and 75 pounds with each half fare ticket. Raw Furs.... WE PAY High Prices for fine Furs W rite For Price List Percey's Fur House Oshkosb. Wisconsin I Proposals fof Public Bnildihgs; Construct ing Quartermaster's Office, Haines Alaska. March 3<1 1104. Sealed proposals In triplicate will be received here until 1:00 o'clock P.M. Tuesday, April 12Hi. 1?04. and then opened, for f the construction, Including plumbing, he.tlnu. gas piping, and gyrcnattlc apsratus. of k Post Exchange and gymnasium building combined at Nov Army Post. Haines M Union . Alaska. Plans and specifications of the work may be examined a mi copies of general Instructions to bidders with blank forms for submitting pro posals obtained at tbU offlco, Quartermaster's OtHce, Seattle, and (Depot Quartermaster's Of fice, Portland Oregon. Any further informa tion will be furnished upon application. Right In reserved to reject any or all proposal, or pai ts thereof. . Envelopes containing proposals ihould be endorsed "Proposals for Public Build ings, Haines Mission, Alaska,' and addressed to Captain W. P. Richardson, Constructing Quar termaster, Haines, Alaska. = Patronize fc Home p Industry? If Not You Should Do So By Our Bottled Beer Only $2.00 Per Dozen 25c Rebate on Bottles Drinking Skagway Beer J Phone Brewery, 49. Residence, 38 While Pass & Yukon Route THROUGH LINE FROM M Skagway to Atlin. Whitehorse, Big Salmon Dawson and Yukon River Points The New Mining Camps In the Alsek District Are Reached Via Whitehorse THE WINTER ROUTE SERVICE During the winter season when navigation is closed, daily traina will continue running between Skagway and Whitehorse A Through Mail Passengerand Freight Service Will Be Maintained By a Thoroughly Equipped Stage Line BETWEEN WHITEHORSE AND DAWSON Regular stages carrying mail, express and passengers, leave Whitehorse (or Dawson and Intermediate points, Sundays, 2 p.m.; Wednesdays at 7 a. m.; and Fridays at 9 a. m. For information relative to Passenger Freight and Telegraph rate*, apply to any agentlof^the company, or to A. B. NEWLLL, V. P. A G. M. R. D. PINNEO, Asst. G. F. 4 P A., M. J. B. WHITE, G F. & P A Vancouver, B. C. and Skaguay, J Alaska Skaguay, Alaska Vancouver, B. V.