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THE DAILY ALASKAin
CITY OFPIOIRL PKPER No. 115 VOL VII. SKAGWAY, ALASKA. MONDAY JUNE 13. 1904 PRICE 10 CENTS MUST QUIT # Dandomlil Mast R^igo or Get Fired [Special Dispatch to Daily Alaskan.] Ottawa, June 13. Lord Dundonald will either send in his resignation or his appointment will be cancelled. This is the result of the trouble between ( himself and cabinet officer Fisher. When the latter was acting minister of militia, Lord Dundonald wanted an ai>- j pointment of a man who was not re garded as qualified as a major, and an other man. who was qualitied, got the appointment. This is said to be the cause of his charges that the govern ment was using the militia for political purposes. F r? ? tonoart Dally A free "concert is given at the Mascot ? saloon every afternoon and evening. All the latest songs and airs. It is worth hearing. Summer goods now at in the Ameri can Tailors. TO GO FREE Perdicardis aud Yarley Will Be Released. [Special Dispatch to Daily Alaskan. 1 Paris, June 13.? The foreign office believe* that Perdicardis and Varley will be released during the next few days, as negotiations are tending to ward a satisfactory adjustment of the matter. V fauna Bm.lt < ry We use only the best of material for the making of our bread, pastry etc. Give us a trial. I 'hone 35. Wanted Young lady to wait on tables and boy to wash diahea. Apply to this office. Ice cream, water ices and sherbets of any kind and quantity, delivered to any part of the city, by the Boss Bakery. Will Joe or Gus Lawtess. or anyone knowing of their whereabouts, please communicate at once with Maggie [.awtess. General Delivery, Seattle. HARRISONS Snwwors to I.4ull*?* Hrtziiar and SkHtgwajr Xcws Co. We have now on display the nattiest of ? Hair Ornaments Back, Porapadorer and Side Combs With Jewel Settings Also SHIRT WAIST SETS and SASH BROHCHES that are chic ? New BOOKS JUST IN ? 'PHONE 55 ? OfflCE BOOKS AND Stationery Supplies A ne line of L>ll|(n. J larnali. C??h and D i j Ba?ki Iuk< P n? trd P. soil*. Copy Booh* and 4 Small Pocket Msmor -1 andom Book* Our assortment is the largest. Our prices the lowest, See our p window. Kelly 4 Co., Druggists SKAGWAY, DAWSON NOME If Your House Needs Papering, Call Up Phone 4 or 8 H. STEWART, Painter & Paperhanger Estimates Given Free of Ohargre All Work Guaranteed Residence at Dewey Hotel JOHN WILLIAMS EXPRESSMAN Hauls Coal for 75 cents per ton. Wood, Baggage anil every thing, cheaper than others. Call up Phone 51 Fire and Li.e INSURANCE Real Estate Financial Agent Notary Public Phil Abrahams 524 FOURTH AVE., SKAGWAY HAINES, ALASKA Spring Chicken and Fresh Eggs Al ways on Band. All the Delicacies of the Season To Bullion Creek Miners' WE PAY NO DUTY If you find that Duty, Freight and Customs Papers," added to Skagway prices makes your supplies cost too much. C'omc on to Whitehorse and outfit at the Arctic T rading Co. We also carry a full assortment of all kinds of TENTS Capt. P. Martin, Manager. Front Street, Whitehorse, Y. T. We buy our goods direct from Van- 1 couver, and pay no duty. Finely Furnished Rooms Electric Lighted Throughout THE IMPERIAL HOTEL GEO. W. CURTIS, PROP. AMERICAN PLAN Front St. South P.O., Whitehorse, Y.T We Have All the Latest FIREARMS And a Full Line of Fishing Tackle * Hfiment & Gearhartl CITY POLITICS BEGINS TO ATTRACT ATTENTION G-enerally Conceded that Present City Coun cil Will Be Re-nominated and Re-elected ?Surest Way to Have a Legal City G-overnment Tbe approach of the municipal elec tion has caused local interest again to be focused upon city politics. The oentral committee selected by the Citi zen's convention one year ago has cal led a mass convention of the citizens of Skagway to meet in the city hall Wed nesday evening for the purpose of nom inating seven councilmen and a school yard to consisting of one school direc tor, one school treasurer and one school clerk. It is not likely that the campaign tuis year will approach former contests in s renuosity. In fact, it is generally conceeded that the present council will be re-elected without opposition. This sentiment is being fostered because of two facts, each seemingly sufficient in itself, and the two combined probably irresistible. Those business men, who favor the proposition to renominate the present city council as a whole, and they in clude thoso who opposed its members for ejection a year ago as well as those who supported them, point out that the city government has given general sat isfaction to all elements in the city on the one hand and deserve re-election for that. But a further and even more important reason urged for the re-elec tiouofall the councilinen is the fact that there would be a doubt as to the legality of its title to office if a council of a different personnel were chosen. It is pointed out that the present city council as a whole, has given an atten tion to the city business unprecedented in the history of the town. The average u: tendance has been eett3r and the matters carried to a successful consum mation more than have previously been the case. An argument for the re-elec tion of the present council by a leading business man of the city, who actively supported the taxpayers' ticket a year ago. v. hile discussing municipal affairs | to a group of citizens the other day* ' bears directly on this point. lie said: | "I opposed the election of the present council because I.bellevedit would favor the raifroad to the prejudice of other property owners and other interests ' in the city. The record shows the fear 1 to have been unwarranted. - While the 'sum of the assessed valuation of olty property was lower this last year than ! ever before in the history of the town, and the amount of taxes paid less, tho railroad has paid a greater tax than it ever did before and on a greater valua ' tion. Mot only that, but the railroad company has donated more work to the city t.an ever beforo." j But the reason that is having even greater weight in causing the property owners to favor the re-election of the ' city council is the desiro to have a council that will be unquestionably le?al. City Attorney T. It. Lyons, of I Juneau, and City Attorney Jennings, of j Skagway, believe that under the new luw, councilmen chosen to otlice on any other date than the first Tuesday in April, which is named as the election flay, would have no legal title to the of fice. The Juneau city government is already involved in litigation on that account. Even if the old council should willingly surrender office to a Dew I council, composed of different members, any outsider, who would be dissatisfied | with the action of the council could bring proceedings in court, test ing its right to exercise the powers of office. Any man, arrested under any of the city ordinances, could raise the question as to the ju-isdictkjta a mu nicipal magistrate or city marshal hold ing office under an appointment from a council that would have no right to its office. These things will no doubt make the reoomination and re-election of the present city city council a matter of ; unanimity. ? Hotel Spencer ? Haloes, Alaska Will Be Raffled July 15 Tickcts, $2.50 Each Address W. H. Spencer, Haines Attention Klondikers! The Finest to La Africana and Bock Y Ca Cigars AT THE HUB On and after June 13 our store will close at $ P. m. sharp. Saturdays at 10 P. m. k m an Polo Agents for Rose of Ellensburg Butter. (SovrU/ f A^t^ey ^PnA't&dc' ^it^i?e' ^ Osiid/ cU> Ac u^e^i/ Shy fiuy, &a?A4 &?/y?e7V cfeJL/ THE ROSS HIGGTNS CO. Sole Agents, Skagwav and Juneau PORT ARTHUR FIGHT ON Japanese make assault on Russian forti fication. Navy assists in defense: Battle continues [Special Dispatches to Daily Alaskan.] Indianapolis, June 13 ? A special cable to the Journal from G'hefoo says: "The long contemplated attack by the Japanese on Port Arthur began early Satur day morning. The Russian forces around the city have been reinforced by troops which had garrisoned Dalny and Kinchou. The Russian vessels in the harbor with great guns have aided the land forces in repelling the attack. The fighting is still on. " KUROPATKIN MOVING- ON KUROKI St. Petersburg, June 13. ? A dispatch from Mukden says that Gen. Kuropatkin has commenced a forward movement against Gen Kuroki from Lioayang. EXCITMENT AT ST- PETERSBURG St. Petersburg, June 13 ? This city is full of rumors of activity at the front and the fact that great events are impending permeates the whole place. Among the rumors is one that Gen. Kuropatkin is himself moving southward from Liaoyang. Every one is alert for official news of a serious attack on Port Arthur, which it is felt cannot be longer delayed. WILL ACCEFf Attorney General Knox to Become Senator [Spocial Dispatch to Daily Ala kan.] Washington, June 13. ? Attorney General P. C. Knox will accept an ap pointment as United States senator to succeed the late Matthew Staule; Quay. He probably will not resign as atunwy general until congress meets next De cember. Nrw Spring Good* New goods have arrived and are open for your inspection, at F. Wolland's. ALL QllLf Troubles in Colorado Are Subsiding [Special Dispatch to Daily Alaskan.] Cripple Creek, June 13. ? The situar tion throughout this district is now quieter, and the excitement over the state is subsiding. For K?nt Two nicely furnished room, Geo. E Howard, Third avenue. 4 4 tf The Railroad Restaurant will put up your lunch for 25 cents. It will cost you $1 at Bennett. fALLS FLAT ?> Opposition to Budget Very Tame [Special Dispatch to Daily Alaskan.] Ottawa, June 13. ? Debate on the budget was Hat Saturday, and the oppo sition decided not to carry it on very long. It will likely close next Wednes day. Fine porcela tubs atJPrincipal bar bershop, opposite Board of Trade. Get prices at Royal Laundry for 'amily work, special rates in rough Jrv. next to new electric plant. r Reduction Sale For the next 10 days we will give a material reduction on Ladies' Hats and Trimmings Chealanders, n?h Avenue, Notice to Miners You can outfit with us cheaper than you can by buying Amer ican goods and paying duty Our goods are the best on the market. Whitney & Pedlar WHITEHORSE, Y. T. For Sale Choice flower plants for bedding out, at the Westside Greenhouse. Phone 141 4 13 tf Wm. H. Joy, Prop. Vienna Bak*ry Our ice cream is made of Pure Cow's Cream and there is none better north of Puget sound. Phone 35. BARGAIN a 50APS| Of all kinds for bath, toilet and kitchen. Domestic and imported Wm. Britt, The Druggist Talking Machiuo* For Sale The undersigned has all kinds of talk ing machines and records for sale. Or ders taken for anything in the line not carried in stock. Jeanettc de Gruyter, At Case & Draper's, Broadway. Cutter shoes at Clayson's The ladies find the latest and best at Harrisons'. Stetson hats at Clayson's.