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Stock Stand DriviDg Better
The manager of the Pacific Cold
Storage Company, of Tacoma, which
company this year will seod 3,500
head of cattle over the new road to
Dawson, stated that animals taken In
this way weighed heavier than when
transported by steamer down the
Yukon river, says the Victoria Colonist.,
The distance by the road is about 330
miles and the time occupied will be
about twenty davs, but it is calculated
that the animals will arrive in better
condition, and the less cost In getting
them to Iiawson will enable the beef
to be retailed at a much lower price
than formerly.
The condition of the weather in the
Interior today, as indicated by the
dispatches received at the Skagwa;
offices of the W. P. & Y. R., U a*
Stewart ? Clear, calm, 32 above.
Yukon Crossing ? Cloudy, south wind,
3f above.
Selkirk ? Cloudy, calm, 40 above.
Big Salmon? Cloudy, calm, 45 above.
Hootalinqua? Cloudy, calm, 45 above.
Lower La Darge? C'ear, south wind,
40 above
Atlin ? Cloudy, south wind, 34 above.
Dawson ? Clear, north wind, 40 above
Fortymile ? Cloudy, calm, 35 above.
Kagle? Cloudy, calm, 26 above.
Glacier? Cloudy, calm, 3H above.
White Pass ? Snowing, south wind,
S3 above.
Fraser ? Snowing, south wind, 33
Log Cabin ? Cloudy, strong south wind
34 above.
Bennett- Cloudy, south wind, 36
Pennington? Cloudy, south wind, 35
Caribou ? Cloudy, calm, 40 above.
Cowley? Cloudy, south wind, 40 above
Whitehorse? Clear, south wind, 50
Hud Warm Cut|al(a
The city election at Nome took
place April 5. That it was preceded
by a warm can p- ^n is attested by the
fact that folhical ineei ings wero being
held wh >n the l ist papers left that
camp. February 10.
Iaf ?? m . tioa Wm' ??<!
Information is wanted as t ? the
whereabout* of Augustus C. Reed,
formerly of Smith Center, Kansas,
which place he left for Ala-ka ir
He was last heard from in San Fran
cisco :n ".hat year. Reed was an ex pert
miner and niinerolo?'isf. is about 40
Tears of age, was in perfect health and
had no bad habits. He was six feet
tall, fair complexion, light brywn 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
) r..k M.?t
The Frye-Bruhn -Co. keep all kinds
of fresh meat constantly on hand. If
The Totem serves the best free lunch
in town.
All the delicacies of the season at the
Pack Train Restaurant.
The best that the market affords at
the Pack Train Restaurant.
For Rent Cheap? Two "elegant fur
nished cottages, within two blocks of
schoolhouse. Injuireat the Skagway
Laundry. 10-11-t (
Do Yoa Wast Ll f? Iaaaraaea?
Do you want life insurance in the
best company in the wor'd? I repre
sent the New York Life Insurance
Company, and want your application.
Harry Wiles,
4-6-2 w Agent.
C'layson Jt Co. carry the largest stock
of overcoats in town.
Fine free lunch at the Totem all day
and night.
Stetson hats at Clayson's.
Barley's Views at your own price at
the Skagway News Company.
Oyster cocktails, Olympiaor^Eastern,
at the Pack Train restaurant.
A naw line of wall paper just re
ceived on steamer Faralloo by E. R,
Martiu Brub.iker Wanted to
Claim Ohio Estato
Martin Brubaker, who is supposed to
be in Alaska or Northwestern Canada,
formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, has be
come the owner of an estate at his old
home, and he is wanted to claim it, or
if he is not alive, evidence of his
death is wanted so that it might be
prwperly distributed.
Bntbaker is described by Edaon B.
Bouder, an attorney, 23ti Superior
street, Cleveland, Ohio, as a man of ex
ociient character, good courage, bright
and intelligent, and well thought of by
all who knew him.
He left Cleveland about three years
Latest News From Northern
C mp Favorable
It Is too early as yet to do any es
timating on the winter output of gold
at Nome, according to the latest ad
vices from that camp, but from the
vast amount of work that was being
done in February and the size of the
dump* which were being taken out
then, it should be larger than last
winter, when the amount reached
>1,000,000 There has not been sufficient
snowfall so far this winter to wash up
any but a very small part of the dumps.
There was not on February 1 1 ten in
ches of snow on the level, and the foot
hills in and about Anv<l and Dexter
were bare of snow in many places.
The mine operators were hoping for a
heavy snowfall during that month and
in March, but an early spring was
Maujr At SoeUl
The social given by the the Y oung
Peoplo'a Society of Christian Kndea
vor at the residence of Mrs. F. J.
de Gruyter last night was attended by
about 50 of the young people and their
friends. The feature of the evening
was the steropticon exhibition given
by C. L. Andrews. The audience was
also entertained with selections from
ft graphaphone and by ganies in which
all participated. A delicious luncheon
was served.
Tki "Way of th ? Croa"
At St. Saviour's church this evening,
at 8 o'clock, there will be given a ser
ies of stereopticon pictures illustrating
the "Way of the Cross," with brief ad
dresses and special music There will
be no charge for admission. All are
cordially invited. The topic of the ad
dress tomorrow night will be "Chris
tian Citizenship."
For Sale
Choice flower plants for bedding out,
at the Westside Greenhouse.
4 13 tf Wm. H. Joy, Prop.
Home work, either sex, mailing cir
culars, $12 per week; send dime and 2c
for business formula. Prof E. Melvin,
San Jose, Cal.
Writ? Se well Drug and Curio Store,
Haines, Alaska, for Alaska native made
moccasins, baskets and all kinds of Yu
kon and Arctic curios, nugget jewelry
and souvenir goods. Strictly wholesale
prices, any quantity.
a Note of it !
That the
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.
Short Route
Fast Trains
New Equipment
S. G. Yerkes, G. W. P. A.
C. W. Meldrum, City Pass. Agt.
612 First Avenue, Seattle
[Original.] ,
"Jenkins," said Mr. Steele of Steele
& Co., bankers, of Philadelphia, "a cus
tomer of the name of Hall ? John V.
Hall? arrives In New York from the
west tomorrow and wishes to make a
tender of cash In a deal In which he
prefer* not to offer a check. Here Is
$8,000 In hundred dollar notes. Count
them. Now place the notes, without
folding, In this envelope. That's right.
The safest place Is In the Inner side
pocket of your coat There's no other
place about you where you can keep
them so well under touch. It looks a
little bulky over your left chest, but
most men carry a handkerchief there.
Here Is a photograph he has sent me,
taken in the suit he will wear."
I took the photograph, which was
that of a tall, spare man, with mutton
chop whiskers, dressed In a pepper and
salt suit.
"It's all right," continued Mr. Steele.
"1 know him, and It's I who advised
him to make the tender In legal cur
rency. We have been In correspond
ence about It for some time. He Is a
real estate operator, having one of the
largest real estate offices in Chicago."
"Where am I to meet him?"
"At the Grand Central depot. In New
York, on the arrival of the Chicago
limited tomorrow morning."
When I reached the station 1 had
eaten a hearty meal, and. being an in
veterate smoker, I took a scat in tho
smoking car. Three men sitting In the
seat in front of me needed a fourth
man to make up a game of whist. I
conxented to help them out provided
there was no stake. They agreed, and
I sat dowu and played with them.
During the game I caught one of the
men looking at the protuberance on my
chest. When we tired of playing and I
went into another car he followed me,
endeavoring to draw me into conversa
tion. He asked me where I was going,
what hotel I Intended stopping at and
a number of other questious. I admit
ted that I was going to New York; but,
not relishing his Interest In me. I threw
blm off as to the hotel. I supposed 1
had thrown him off in this respect, but
I did not. for when I went to the office
of a hotel near the Grand Central de
pot and put my name on the register
the next man to sign was my Inter
ested friend.
"Hello! You here?" he exclaimed,
with appareut surprise. "I supposed
you were going to the R."
"Chauged my mind," 1 said.
The fellow invited me to have a
drink before going to bed. but I de
clined on the ground that I never
drank and was too tired to sit up a
minute longer than was necessary.
With this I went upstairs, but instead
of undressing I sat in my room for an
hour, then took my package down to
the office and had It placed in the safe.
Then, procuring uu envelope, I took It
to my room and tilled it with a part of
a newspa|>er. I was interested to know
if my dummy package would be In my
room the next morning. I felt a strong
suspicion that It would not. In this I
was mistaken.
1 breakfasted the next morning with
the dummy package In my coat pocket
My interested friend came In, sat down
at a neighboring table and saluted me
with a flourish of his hand. I had by
this time made ud my mind that he
Knew I nad ii sum or money In ehflrge,
but how be could have gut tbe informa
tion was a mystery. I determined to
meet Mr. Hall In tbe depot, whlcb was
arrows tbe street, bring blm fb tbe liotel
and deliver the money from tbe safe.
After that, though I should warn him.
It would be at bis risk.
Ten minutes before the time for the
arrival of the Chicago limited I step
ped across to tbe station and waited
for an official to call tbe incoming
train. When be did so, and tbe pas
sengers poured forth, a man answer
ing to Mr. Hall's photograph came
along, and I accosted him.
"From Steele & Co. 7" he asked.
"Well, this is no place to transfer
money. Follow me."
I followed blm to the street, where
he entered a carriage and bade me fol
low blm. As we drove away I saw my
Interested friend standing on the side
walk looking at us. I looked up at Mr.
Hall and saw that be was looking at
my interested friend. Then Mr. Hall
called to the driver to stop, and our
"mutual friend' got Into the carriage.
"What's wrong?" snapped the latter.
"They're on to me. What luck?"
"None. He dropped It Into the hotel
"Has he got It now?"
"Don't know. I think he has."
Mr. Hall turned to me, and, whipping
out a revolver at the same time, be
sjild, "Shell out.1"
Feigning fright. I unbuttoned my
coat. to.>k out the dummy envelope and
handed it to blm.
"C!it!" bo said, opening tbe carriage
I obeyed with alacrity, the door
dosed with a bang, and the driver
lashed his horses down tbe street as
though the devil or the cops were aft
ir him. Meanwhile the rogues were
doubtless bugging an envelope contain
ing a piece of newspaper.
Mr. Hall was the real Mr. Hall's con
fidential clerk, who, knowing of hi?
chiefs Intention, had sent a letter slat
ing that he would come on an earlier
train than was Intended.
My interested friend was a confed
crate whom It was Intended shcpld, If
possible, secure the money before tlio
other's arrival. Both were novices and
had not learned tjie adage. "Too many
cooks spoil the broth."
When the real Mr. Hall arrived after
considerable telegraphing to Chicago
he reevlved his package from the safe
of tho hotal. I -got a big advance In
salary and have been going up cvet
Just Opened
Will Now Serve You With
The Best Meal In Town
Y'our Patronage is Solicited
Next to P. C. S. S. Co. Office
f Men's Fur Coats From $7.00 to $100,00 |
Fur Robes, 7x8, 161b. coyote - 20.00
20 doz. Ordinary Fur Caps, cheap
G-enuine Seal Caps, $7.00
Ladies Fur Coats from $20- 00 to $90.00
Fur Collarettes and Boas at Cost
jS Highest Price Paid For Raw Fur
| C. R. Winter,
Broadway, Between 3d and 4th Skagway, Alaska
Billiard Parlor Reading and Writing Roon
The Board of Trade
LEE GUTHRIE Proprietor
Largest and Beit Appointed P.escrt for Gentlemen
In the North
The Idaho Liquor House
The Pioneer Famlljf Liquor Store of Skagway
Direct Importers of Foreign and Domestic
Privaw Rooms For Families
Special Attention to Oiders fcr Family Ote. Telephone 59
[email protected]: XSWaXsXsXsXsXSsXsau^^
?Y.*Wix.WW*WWSX?WSJ^ 1
Canadian Paeifie Hy. Co.
Direot Service, No Intermediate j
Call, to
Transferring to
No Extra Charge
APRIL, 14, 23
Sailing at 6 p.m.
For Speed, Comfort, Service and
: Appointment These Twin Screw
; Steamers Cannot be Equaled. For
a. Information Write or Apply to
@ ?
as&sx, sxsexsw^^
Carrying U. 8. Mall
Leaves Skagwav at 8 a. m.
Thursday, April 21
For Haines, Juneau, Hoonah Springs
and Sitka
J. F. FAIRBANKS, Agent '
216 Broadway, Phone 90
Miners Headquarters
Next t'ostoffice, Whitehorse, Y. T. |
Table Set Family Style
Meals and Beds 50c each,
Single Rooms, (1 00.
Finp two story log barn with stove and j
Water. Accommodations for 20 head j
of horses. Log barn for dogs.
Horses Bought, Sold and Blred,
Wood for Sale to Order
Postotlice Box No. 26.
?Steam Laundry*
All Work Guaranteed. Short
Orders Promptly
Messenger Will Call and Delivei
Baths In Connection
Private Rooms for Ladies.
Delmonico Restaurant
Bozman & Lin, Props.
Open Day and Night
All the Delicacies of the Sea ? '
Sixth Ave. Near Broadway
Pacific Coast S.S. to
Seattle, Puget Sound, Sac Franciiteo and Southern Porti
City of Seattle, - April 20
HUMBOLDT. - April 25
Direct to Seattle
COTTAGE CITY ? - - May 2
Sails Via Sitka
Aboye Schedule Subjeot to change Without Notice.
L M. WEST, Agent PHONE 60.
C. D. DUNANN, Gen- Pass. Agt
10 Market Street, San FranclBco, Cal.
The Alaska Steamship Co.
Carrying U. S. Mail and Alaska Pacific Express
Next Sailing of the Fast Passenger Steamer
DOLPHIN, April 19
The Dolphin maintains a schedule of 75 hours between
Skagway and Seattle
FARALLON. About Aoril 25
DIRIGO, About Mav 5
Transfers to Victoria and Vancouver Without Additional Charge
A. S. DAUTKICK, Agent. Phone 66
The WhitePassds Yukon Route
(Dally Except Sunday.)
No. 3. N. B No. 1. N. B. No. 2. S. Bound No. 4. S E
2nd class. 1st class. 1st class 2nd clase
8 30 p. m. 9 30 a m. LV. SKAGUAY AR. 4 30p. m. AR. 4 15 a. a.
10 30 " " WHlTE PASS 3 00 " " 210 "
11 40 a. m. 11 45 ? ? LOG CABIN 2 10 ? " 1 00 "
1220 12 35 f P;'m " BENNETT " { 1? J P m " 12 20 p.m.
2 45 " 2 10 " " CARIBOU " 11 50a.m '? 10 20 "
6 40 " 4 30 " AR White Korse LV 9 30 " LV, " 7 00 "
Passengers must be at depots in time to have Faggage 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 ticke
and 75 pounds with each half fare ticket.
Raw Furs....
High Prices for fine Furs
Write For Price List
Percey's Fur House
Oshkosb, Wisconsin
Proposals tor Public Building*: Constructing
Quartermaster's Office, Kort William H. Sew
ard, Haloes, Alask.% April IS. lllOI. Sealed pro- )
pom Is lu tripllcUe will be received here until 2
0 clock p. m. Thursday, May S, !904 . and then
opened, for the construction, Including plumb
ing. heating, gaspiplng.snd gymnastic appar
atus. ol a Post Exchange and Gymnasium
Building combined, at Fort William H. Seward,
Haines Mission, Alaska. Plans and ppeclllca
tlons of the work may be examined aud
copies of general instructions to bidders
with blank forms for submitting proposals
obtained at this office, and Quartermaster's
offlcc, Seattle, Washington. Any lurther Inlorma
1 tlon will be furnished upon application. Right
I l? reserved to reject any or all proposals or pai ts
thereof. Envelopes should be eodorsed ??Pro
posals for Public Buildings, Fort William H.
Seward, Alaska,' and addressed to Captain W.
P. Richardson, Constructing Quartermaster
Haines, Alaska.
= Patronize
^ Home
= Industry?
If Not You Should Do So By
Our Bottled Beer Only
Per Dozen
25c Rebate on Bottles
Drinking Skagway Beer
' Phone Brewery. 49. Residence, 38
While Pass k Yukon Rome
Skagway to Atlin. Whitehorse, Big Salmon.
Dawson and Yukon all River Points
The New Mining Camps In the ALSEK and BULLION Creek Dis
tricts Are Reached Only Via Whitehorse
Navigation on the Yukon River, Whitehorse to Dawson, shiuld open the first week in June.
Daily connection with trains will then be made at WHITEHORSE by RIVER STEAMBOATS, for all Yukon River
points, including MENDENHALL LANDING,? the nearest steamboat landing to the NEW GOLD FIELDS. These
steamboats are operated by the WHITE PASS & YUKON ROUTE and are equipped with all ti.o lurn conveniences,
Including steam heat, electric light and such other features as afford not only safety but comfort to passengers.
Finely Appointed Trains Daily, Except Sunday. Between Skagway
and Whitehorse
Carry Passengers, Baggage, Mail and Express
Baggage Bonded Through. Direct Telegraphic Service to all Points
in Canada and the United States
For Information relative to Passenger Freight and Telegraph rate*, apply to any agent of the com pan v, or to
M. J. B. WHITE, G.F. & P. A
Vancouver, B. C.
Vancouver, B. 0. and Skaguay, Alaska
R. D. PINNEO, Awt. G. F. & P A.
Skaguay, Alaska

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