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JObH W. TROT, KD1TOR ,i*OWX A JKNSEN, - - PUBLISHERS M BSCKll'TK'N K VTKj* Dim ?ivk. A llrvntl l?y onrrtr (hit1 aitnlh. hj ' tH Thn^- RRHitK I'J" mall S X DKNlt tin, !>} mail ? (Nvmr. tnall ROOSEVELT AND ALASilA vr. . ? J . : . 4J*> Id hi* annual message, President Koosevelt sa>s concerning Alaska: "Alaska, like all our territorial acquisitions. ha> proved resourceful l>e yond the e\"i?ectations of tho?e who made the purchase. It has become the home of luanv hardy, itulu.sirous. am! thrifty American citizens. Towns of a i<ermanent character have been built. Th?' extent of its wealth in iuiueral>. timber, fisheries, and agri culture. while great, i> probably not comprehended yet in ar.y just iu< asure by our people. We do know, how ever, that from a very small beginning its products have grown until they are a steady and material contribution to the wealth of the Nation." That is well said, Mr. I 'resident, and it is true. Grant in/ that much, why would it not l<e a good plan to treat those "hardy, industrious and thrifty American citi n?" as it has been the custom to tn.it the same class of American citi/- us elsewhere? Why i deny them the rights of citi/.enship if they are .-.o worthy? Why not )>enuit them to _overn themselves? This has 1 always K en proclaimed as an Ameri can privilege. You adnii' the Alaskan settlements are permanent, that the ! products of the district area material contribution to the wraith of the nation and that the j o?ib.'.ltiis of. future growth are uniim 'd. l>y s> ad mitting you confess the ability ofi the people of the distiict to maintain' their own .ovu nnu n: The An,' rican nation which has honored you by electing you to the highest . je it the lard is a monument to the wisdom of the pt ia pie of self-government. Why no: : ? : y the principles that have made our ci . ::ry feat to tii's portion of it as they have betr. applied too? ? 'hcr portion? In referring to the necess.ty of rt- ? moving frvtn the shoulders of judges; trative u: - :h the; line l>een rc nuiretl to perform you cotuit >ourself to the ad\ .- tv ? o.<n.'>>ra og the government of Alaska to 'andamenta'. principles, t s not government by the ; consent of the governed oue of the | j?les" of t ho Aasc can -cheue of gov Ill c message say?, further: "to "tiler to obtain information upon which I could rely 1 oav~'d aa ' official o'' the depar'cier.t ofj'istice, iu ? for the of a-oerraiciUiT how Uoveriii: t ?!>' > adtuinist< ? ? u there and what leu i>n .s actually needed at present." Do you regard the necessity for this, Mr. President. .m: :: tcoi-Ytoil that! it was nec< ?>ary a> consistent with the "fumlan i ntai principles" i'f Ameri can goverr.r ntV Wa.- it ever contemplated by those who framed the constitution of the United Sta:<s 1 i.at it should bccotue ' necessary for a representative of the executive dei rtu.cnt to i> and nosi- aroun! at : ^ "huV.y. : - ri us and thrift v American cit ens" to as certain what It _ -!at i 'ii their 'ucul need- require? liather was it not the intention tha' t lie people should h've loca. le?;i~ -itun - to do thi- work? That is the way these matters have always been ?> tiled in t h? past and that is the manner in which they an settled no-v wherever Aire tau citi zens constitute the inhabitants of the land, except in Alaska, i and the I'nited Stati- have pros pered under that method and! there is pow no complaint beeau.v of it from any section ol the great nation. Only the people of Alaska art- protest ing agains: their government and that 1< because they are denied that right. Why not give that to Ala?ka which has been so satisfactory elsewhere? It is uossible, Mr. l*resident, that you have been tokl by Alaskan lobbyists at the national capital that the people of Alaska don't want self-government. l)o not be deceived. Alaskans are Americans, at least those of them who live 12 months in Alaska are so, and they want to exercise the rights of Americans. They have asked that privilege in every way they can. Every cjnvention of Alaskan citizens, within the district, for more than live years has gone on record in favor of territor ial government. No man could go from this district to a national convention of either of the great political parties un ites he went as an advocate of self-gov ernment and home rule for Alaska. No matter what the lobbyists may say when in Washington, to have standing when at home they must advocate ter ritorial government for the district. Kuropatkin [does not propose to ad vance any farther with his array this n inter and he has said there will be no more lighting until spring. However, before taking it for granted that the white dove of peace is to reign in Man churia undisturbed it would be wise to wait until Oyama is heard from. He might uot consent to Kuropatkin's ivnfortable intentions for the winter. appearing old Arts ns a liar to ProBtablr Km ploy meat. Tou cannot afford to prow old. In these days of strenuous competition It Is necessary to maintain, as long as r- -l!>le ores youthful appearance. It is impossible to do this without re taining a luxurious #rrowth of hair. The presence of Dandruff Indicates th? P' eroe of a burrowing jH-rm which < and thrives on the roots of tho h ir until It causes total baldness. \>wl - >'s Herplcide Is the only known 'r riv ? r of this pest, and It Is as effee . as it Is delightful to use Metr'cl.Je tmkes an elegant hair dress !?- ?r is well as Dandruff cure. \c.-ept r-> substitute? there Is none. Sold by leading druggists Send 10c. In ? rips f r sample to The Herplcide Co.. Detroit. Mich. W m. Britt, Special Agent. BEST MING Buy Jewelry for Christmas Presents The best Christmas present is a piece of jewt-lry. It will last longest an 4 be :..nst appreciated The best place in Alaska to buy jewelry is the I'ioneer Ji- iv dry Store. Try it. Get a diamond, watch, a locket, a pin, a charm, a piece of nugget jewelry, some silver ware. at this store and see how quickly .ifter Christmas you will receive a let ter of thanks and appreciation. With every dollar's purchase in this >'ore before Christmas night will be til a ticket in the drawing for a ! july 's diamond ring which will be given away at that time, i very lady calling at this store be tween now and Christmas will be pre sented with a silver thimble as a sou venir. FI. D. Kirmse, Pioneer Jewelry Store. Auction Sale Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 o'clock p. in." The balance of th>- stock of the Yukon lies tan rant. Goods sold aU > at private sale until closed out, A. J. Cohen, IJro.i lway, between 3rtl and 4th Aves. Oyster Cocktails Klmer Chamberlain's and Popcorn 's 'amous Olympia oyster cocktails lire now served at the Totem saloon. Office Hours: From 10 to 12 a. m., 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. J. A. BAUGHMAN, M. D. Office in Old City Hall Three Doors East of Britts' Pharmacy j MAY HURT' Shortages Might Hoi I Tan ana Back for Awhile It is feared by many of those interest ed that shortages in ditTerent lines in the Fairbanks stores will prevent the development of the Tanana country from progressing as far as it otherwise would bt fore the opening of the river next year. There has already devel oped the certainty that there will not be sufficient nails to do all the work people want to do, and it is feared there will be a lack of supplies in other lines. This condition is indicated by a letter from Charles H. Schut/.man to Mrs. ScbuUman, though ho does not say so. Mr. Schut/.man is working ut his trado, blacksmithing, and has all the work he can do, but fears he may run out of stock before the opening of navigation next spring. At the time he was writ ing his partner was out buying up all the stock he could tind in town. The capital such an action required was In dicated by the statement that coal cost 9200 per ton. Mr. Schutzman enclosed a price list from the market report of the Fair banks News of November 5. The fol lowing prices were quoted: Buttter, per ft, 75c. Kggs, perdoz., $1.50. Potatoes, per tt>, 20c. Flour, per 100 lt>s. 912. Beans, per th, 20c. Sugar, per tt?, 50c. Fork, beef, mutton, 45c to 85c per tt?; b?ar. $1,25, and moose, caribou and mountain sheep, 40c to 75c. Babbits were 50c each and ptarmigan $1 50. Hams and bacon so'd from .'ioc to 50c per pound and canned goods from 50c to 75c per can. Oysters were held at $5 per can and coal oil was $20 per case. AN IDEAL Christmas Gilt Both Useful aud Necessary One gallon of our 12 year old Mc Hrayer only So, this is a special re duction. One gallon of ? year old Datling Whiskey only $1. The r.enuine Ken tucky llourbon t> years old per gallon. Our Wines aro superb, 4 year old Port or Sherry $1.50 per gallon. Order early aud avoid the rush. The Monogram, Iitoom & Korach. free delivery. Telephone 34. The leading barbershop and bath rooms. The Principal, op|?osiie Board of Trade. We have a nice line of initialed silk 'handkerchiefs, fancy suspenders, silk mufflers and reefers. All very nice holiday souvenirs. C'lavson & Co. JUNEAU S. S. CO'S. ELECT1UC lighted steam HEATED STEAMEU GE0RGM Coming U. S. Mall For Haines. Berneis Bay, Juneau, Hoonab, Tenakea Sitka and VVuyports SAILS Dec. 1, 7. 13, 19- 25, 31 At 8 a. m. J. F. FAIRBANKS, Agent 218 Broadway, Phone 90 SPEemL Offer IN FURS 1 hi.* warm ? :*ma- - a ?ur i* fo?*l like sel'iog every piece of fur in his hous^ atcost. I come pretty near doing that ;.?>*. .tul I am ? hag to ma'o- concessions that will make you feel like buying some furs for future use. I have a roufiui rub.' in fuct too latv. s?o k of lurs, for a place the size of Skagway, of all kinds from a 00 fur lx>a to a *lo0.0l> fur coat There are i mi a lot of A1 Alaska brown fox scarfs and boas that I offer for 30 per cent, less than what the ?anv koou- wo i!d to>r in th< ~tat<s. Tne*e furs are made up here and are guaranteed to be genuine Alaska or N. W. Territory furs Hen ;s i chanct to get some elegant and useful Christinas presents at very low prices. Come aaU convince yours, .f. Xo trouble to show goods. CHAS. R. WINTER, The Furrier, Br?^f7epot B QUR line of Novelties in the Ladies Department will satisfy the most fastidious. Sweethearts and wives will find a select and up-to-date stock Of Useful Presents to choose from. Last but not least the little folk are ever present in our minds eye G-ames, Puzzles and Funny Books of All Descriptions We are also in line with a FINE ASSORTMENT OF GENTS FURNISHINGS Such as Gloves, Hosiery, Neckwear, Silk and Linen Handkerchiefs and Mufflers. A look at our window display will convince you and t> rices are within the reach of all MARTIN CONWAY 0 f i We have a Good Line of | Cigars & Tobbaco ? Pipes, 5c and Up ?Till your pocketbook cannot reach Don't Forget the Number 428 BROADWAY, Phone 52 , Tony Dortero Comfortable Beds Dining Roim In Connection HOTEL PIONEER I.og Building WHITEHORSE, Y.T. Near Po?tofficc, Front street Pete McMillan, Proprietor ssv .?.?.\v\\\\wk\\w\\w?s ! Peter Richen Commercial Hote Whitehorse, Y T. first Class in Every European Plan Vancouver Hotel? ^ Whitehowe, Y. T. New Management Refurnished Throughout. First Class In Every Respect Finest Cafe in the Northwest Alaska Pacific Navigation Co Currying Alaska Pacific Express and United Slates Mail S. S. SANTA ANA. - - Monthly, 21st S. S. EXCELSIOR, - - " 5th FROM JUNEAU For Sitka, Yakutat, Kayak, Valdez, Seward and Seldovia S. S. DORA Connects with S.S. Santa Ana and sails from Valdez the 26th of each month for Seward, Seldovia. Kodiak, Uyak, Katmai, Cold Bay, Chignik, Unpa, Bellofsky and Dutch Harbor. 3. F. Trowbridge, Gen. Man., Seattle. L. M. WEST, Agent. v\\v*\vvww S For the tvv AVVVWVWWW A Christmas Present To Be Appreciated Should Be Useful As Well As Or namental B ? m We Have a Splendid Assortment of V ! Morris Chairs, Rockers- Center Tables, ! Ladies' Writing Desks. Jardeniere I Stands. Odd Chairs. China Closets j Caucheo Rugs, Footstools, Carpet Sweepers and the best var- , | iety of pictures ever brought to Skagway. 5 We offer these goods at Greatly Iveduced Prices for the Ildlidays j E.R. PEOPLES THE HOUSE FURNISHER v\wwv\va\\\v%\v\w\vi mvmmwxmuinHinm Headquarters for Yukon Travellers Totem JACK PHELPS, Prop. Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars r i > New Management. :: the Sullivan & Flaherty The Best Brands of Liquors & Cigars Pacific Coast S.S. Co. PIONEER ALASKA LINE. SPEED. SAFETY. COMFORT Seattle, Puget Sound, San Francisco and Southern Porta CARRYING U. S. MAIL Ramona - Dec. 17 Via Vancouver COTTAGE CITY - - DEC. 22 Via Victoria AL-KI DEC. 10 Via Victoria Above Schedule Subject to ohange Without Notloe. L M. WEST, Agent' PHONE 60. C. D. DUNANIN, Gen- Pass. Agt 10 Market Street, San FrancUco, Cal. The Alaska Steamship Co. Carrying U. S. Mail and Alaska Pacific Exprea Next Sailing of the Fast Passenger Steamer Farallon, - Dec. 19 Jefferson Dec- 23 ! Transfers to Victoria and Vancouver Without Additional Charge R. A. CARROLL, Agent. Phone 66 Em BEE5V , "ASPLENDIDJONIC Is recommended to butty up, le convalescent, Sf ' weak and over worked, a nd.orod refreshing sleepPJJ - ? ~ tAutE'DRE'