JOkiN W. TROY. EDITOR
TOWN & JKNS&N, - - PUBLISHERS
Ow t?k. dcilTcrtd by carrtor.
One tuonlh. by mail
Three month*. ??v ? all
mantb. (?> mail ?
tiue >ear. by mail
The little Brady orjran is ?'?.akin? a
desperate effort to m.ike one of it#
knocks against Alaska stick, ami in
doing so, as usual, it speaks at random.
It asks that tho-e who defend Alaska
against the assaults of Brady and
liradvisu to say "how much Nome,
St. M'chael. Teller City Valdez, Circle
City, Wramrell, our own town and a
?Core of othor-. in the district nave de
crr six! since those good old days of
The Daily Alaskan stated the case
fairly ye.' 'tiiaj when it said that
Nome, S* ,? atiil Dyea had lo?t
population sine- i.nHJ. A study of the
CiTiui returns . that yeir will not dis
close another town in the district that
has lost. H Michael had less than .?
inhabitants in l'.WO. It is estimated
at 7."> now. There was noTeller rep 'rt
evl in lisW, ?>> it could not lose. Valdez
had ;?1". iu isnv: iloes any one believe
the stated, ut it has lost ground? The
Circle City d:>iriet was given 230 by
the ct-usiis of 1900. and people from
that section say there are iw) men at
work en Y '-...".Ion creek alone this
year. 1 ? ?. re" - ih\h>I< .?! W-a.ige I
in 11W0 a ?l tue population taken at the
tinieof tug incorporation of the town
show u to :>? al<out the same The
cot: bia ' a- .??! of June.... . Min;las
>.!?.. ?? - ? .i?? a ? in 't>in> ii !
only a ?ft
hai. ci > -
They h >? ! c? V >a? in a
?tead\ > ' .?.??. Another
that th> i
people >*n ?
I s: ye. r
district - -
In his - " u is
still an Ii.C ? ? ut - ( >r.i y
does <? ? ? ? i
Stance, he c > - . . ^ i
disease lit tb. n! tcs. of
oours* - i" "h.*
dian.-. and t - ions >*
trict 'heir i . is have 1< en airaosi
entirely wi???: out, jet :n h>s otlicial
estinut'e uf it 'I: ri "is .11 \h.^\a,
h .' uses the ti_ .:-i? :he last ceu?us.
Husjh McLaughlin, for uiany Tears
the democrs' c bos? of Brooklyn aril
for most of ih- time >.nce the civil war
in full p,'sse->:i>': of the official machin
ery of thatc.y. !- dead. His funeral
was more I <r??ely a. tended than that of
any evi r ht ? :i hs cirv. "Old Hnph"
hail been dethroc 1 t> !o''e h.s last ill
cess by Mc? rr*n.
Last 1 f iiolldiT Goods Hf.-j
We hav.? received the last corsisrn
raect of *?> for the holiday trade and
art* Drepai"' 'i> r .ike suit-. an - and
overeou'* luit are strictly up-to-date in
all !?"'?>? ecis. Tho-e who >1 ? r tirst
will of course have the larjje?-. -'ok of
?>iaa- fivjtn which to make a s> lection'
F. WOULAN D. Merchant Tailor.
Retlncetl Prices ou Liquors
at Seattle Saloou
From today until January 15, 1906,
the following reduced prices will apply
on all American whiskeys and brandies:
Apple brandy #1 00
Peach hrandy 1 00
? 'ail forma Crape brandy 1 00
I 'each and Honey 1 00
llock and Rye 1 00
Maple and Hum.. 1 00
' Old Valley whiskey 1 00
I Tennessee Rye 100
Beile of Lexington 1 00
Cyrus Noble 1 00
.iesse Moore, A A I 00
Beech Rum Kye. 1 00
VV. H. Mc Braver 1 00
Old Crow 1 00
t'.uckenheimer Rye 1 00
Three-Crown Diamond 1 00
Hermitage, 9-year-old 1 00
Old Velvet 1 00
Monogram 1 00
Swedish Punch ? 1 00
Araoh Hunch,. 1 00
Aquavit I 00
Danish Brandevin 1 00
Kellog whiskey 1 00
Mount Vernon Rye 1 25
Red Top Rye 1 25
Springtield Club 1 25
Sweet Wines, such as Port, Sherry,
Muscatel, Tokay, Orange and
others, per quart bottle 50
Celero Cola, per bottle 25
Dam-I-Ana, per bottle 50
The above list is for quart bottles and
are all case goods.
These are a few to choose from. We
have a number of other brand?.
In a few daysdrinks over the bar will
There will be a regular meetinff of
Skagway Lodge No. 431, Ueuevoleut
ami Protective Order of Elks, at their
hall. Thursday, December 29, at 8 p. in.
All visiting Elks are invited to at
tend. E. A. Murphy, Sec'y.
thris'mu. Prcuati at Commliwty
. !.< re is nothing that will be appre
ci ? .-at hr'stmas present as well as
,i >\ i . o'gars. The Commissary
itora makes a specialty of selling
ui ? I'v the box. The lowest prices on
tt -t domestic and imjiort.'d goods.
>?>??. coutau i>. ."??> aril 1'*'. tome
a;.i. -? for yourself. John Haley.
At hoi? ..t- Prices
Mascot stuuuu sells lujuors,
?1 k or case goods at wholesale
,1 All the old brands always on
i. ,m . KM-tf.
\ . ? .i'St- lays and Saturdajs at -
p. 1 1. The balance of tli'- slock
i ikon Restaurant. Goods sold
- M private sale uutil closed out,
A. J. Cohen,
Sruadwav, between .'!rd and 4th Aves.
Oyst, rc-'CKtain. Olvmpiaor Eastern
\t tii? i'ack Train restaurant.
' e h:ive a nice line of initialed silk
i i;t i ikerchi is, fancy suspenders, silk
i.u Mers ami reeiers. All yery nice
Clavson & Co.
JUNEAU S. S. CO'S.
I LKCTlilC LIGHTED STEAM
Cur -ring C. S. Mall
for I'ainea. Bernen Hay, Junea:],
ioonad, Tenakea Sitka and Way porta
Dec. 1, 7- 13, 19- 25- 31
At 8 a. m.
J. F. FAIRBANKS, Agent
216 Broadway, Phone 90
Chilkoot Jack, the "Big Injun" on
the Sksurway water front, is hairing the
time of his life at Sitka, lie -.ends
word to his friends in this city from the
ancient capital ihnt tho great i>ot latch
that is now in progress there is the
greatest affair of the kind that ever
took place in the north.
The potlatch began more than three
weeks ago and is bein ? giveu by Jack
son, or Annihojtz, the head chief of the
Sitka Indians, and three ottier chiefs,
whose lioston names are liepn, D* vis
and Paddy. It will probably continue
until after the holidays,
The potlatch has been a complete
success from every standpoint deemed
worthy of consideration oy aThlingot
brave. All the old tribal dtttUMMM
have been settled and the uttermost of
good feeling prevails among the na
lives. The Indians have ha"1 one or
; two prosperous seasons, and great
I quantities of money and merchandise
are being given away.
| The program is one of alternating
j feasts and dancing. Every morning
j and afternoon there is a great feast and
only one article is served. One day it
is one kind of foo.i thut is consumed
and the next day it is another.
At the feasts the man or woman who
can eat the most is regarded as the spe
cial hero of the occasion, and he re
ceives an extra allowance of the good
things It is within the power of the
hosts to bestow.
W. H. Case recently returned from
Sitka, and up to the time of his depart
ure, the greatest feat that hail been
performed was the drinking of three
gallons of herring oil by a Cbilkat
| brave. He received $100 in money and
blankets as a reward for his e.xtraordi
I nary performance He demanded $150
and retained the sscred vessel from
| which he drank as security for its pay
ment, but the matter was arbitrated
and 5100 was agreed upon as ample
^ompensntiou. Fifteen barrels of her
! ring oil were consumed on the day
| when it furnished the food for the
| < >ne of the results o' the potlatch has
be-*n to create ? ntbusiasm ?morij; those
| Ii dians who -till profess faith in the
[beliefs, superstitions, tiadiious and
cus 0111s of the natives, a*, opposed to
those who have forsaken them for the
IChris'ian faith The church societies
at Sitka did all within their power to
| prevent the potlatch from taking place.
The Salvation Army, the 1'resbyierian
and the Greek ftnssions all frowned
uftoo the preparations, and some of the
| organization dr..p ail ihose who take
part in 'he dancing and -easting from
the roll of their mem ershii>. How
ever, when the "-how d n\ n1' came, a
large majority of the Sitka Indians
participated with their tribal chiefs in
the potatch, and all th? ancient cus
toms and legends have !>een acted out
and explain- d anew t?. the rising gen
erations. The old Indians who never
took kindly to the wnite man's religion
are happy, and they pre using the
opportunity to i ' ress upon the young
? r mi inlieis of th ir tribe what they re
sard as the 11* v of ma.utainkig
their old cu-'on.- i d tradition*.
Among the vl ? . i; si; 11c C'hil
kn's are mu,t numerous. iho:h there
are representat:v< s of the Killisnoo,
Hoonah, Vascutat and oth' c tribes
thore. Th?' t hilkoo: braves were
awarded the prize for the b"- dancing
by men atul by m and women mixed.
The Killisnoo women won out over
other ternale competitors.
fc New Muifc at Pack Tri.in
The Pack Train saloon lias just re
I ceived 50 new records for its weellent
phonograph ami the largest hjrn that
ever came to Alaska. There will be a
; grand concert at that place tonight.
The latest songs and the latent instru
mental selections will be givei .
When you can forget thai you are
wearing shoes at all then you are wear
ing about the right kind of shoes. If
you want a pair of that kind call in and
see us. F. H. Clay son & Co.
Dunlap hats at Clayson's.
Orster cocktails served; also sold at
wholesale, in i int and quart jars, at tho
*.Ye have a small line of reversible
hunting coats we would ike to show
I sportsmen. F. H. Clayson & Co.
You make no mistake by leaving
your orders at the American Tailors.
I Two nicely furnished Cottages for
I rent or sale cheap. Inquire at Skag
' way laundry. 10-24 tf
SPECIAL ?ffer IN FURS
I have about 18 Ladies' Fur Coats which
I Will Sell at Reduced Prices.
High Grade Electric Seal Coats at $30.00
PRICES ON ALL OTHER FURS ALSO REDUCED
CHAS. R. WINTER, The Furrier, Blf??%eS) t
\ TAKE OFF YOUR HAT TO AN OI,D FRIEND,
i MEXICAN MUSTANG LINIMENT.
? FOR TWO GENERATIONS
? IT HAS BEEN THE STAND-BY.
Your sires and grandsires used Mexican Mustang Lin
iment because it healed their hurts and cured the ills of
their domestic animals. What Mexican Mustang Lin
iment did for mankind and brute kind 60 years ago, it
docs to-day. It has always cum! and always will cure
any and everything thatagood, honest liniment can cure.
IT SOAKS RIGHT DOWN
THROUGH THE MUSCLES.
Mexican Mustang Liniment goes quickly "to the very
core of the cause and stops the most deep-set, excruciat
ing pains almost instantly.
FROST BITES AND CHILBLAINS.
For*frozen feet, ears or other parts there is nothing on
earth so good as Mexican Mustang Liniment.
THE ONE CERTAIN CURE
FOR ALL HURTS AND ACHES.
No liniment can cure unless it penetrates the fevered
and swollen muscles right down to the roots of the
trouble. Mexican Mustang Liniment penetrates most
thoroughly. The deepest, most stubborn and most in
tense pain can l>e reached and routed by the use of this
good, old, time-tried liniment. For man or beast.
THE BEST PILE REMEOV.
Mexican Mustang Liniment will cure the very worst
cases of blind, bleeding, itching, internal or external
Piles, speedily and permanently.
26c., 50o. AND SI A BOTTLE.
For open sores saturate a soft cloth with the liniment
and bind on. In other cases apply freely and rub hard.
Alaska Pacific Navigation Co
Currying Alaska Pacific Express and United Stales Mail
S. S. SANTA ANA, - - Monthly, 21st
S. S. EXCELSIOR, - - " 5th
For Sitka, Yakutat, Kayak, Valdez, Seward and Seldovia
S. S. DORA Connects with S.S. Santa Ana and skils from Valdez the 26th
of each month for Seward, Seldovia. Kodiak, Uyak, Katroai, Cold Bay, Chignik,
L'nga, Bellofsky and Dutch Harbor.
J. P. Trowbridge, Gen. Man., Seattle. L. M. WEST, Agent.
T\ ffierry Christmas
0I( Iilislt Vou Jill
E. R. PEOPLES
THE HOUSE FURNISHER
Headquarters for Yukon Travellers
JACK PHELPS, Prop.
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars
?A" * ?
: New Management.
The Best Brands of Liquors & Cigars
(ShPacific Coast S.S. Co.
% PIONEER ALASKA LINE.
SPEED, SAFETY, COMFOR1
Seattle, Puget Sound, San Francisco and Southern Porta
CARRYING D. 8. MAIL
Steamers of Company, or For Which It Is Agent, Leave
Ramona ? Jan 1
Ml Above Schedule Subjeot to change Without Nouoe.
C. 0. DUNANN, Gen Pass. Agt
10 Market Street, San Franolsoo, Cal.
The Alaska Steamship Co.
Carrying U. S. Mail and Alaska Pacific Express
Ne it Sailing of the Fast Passenger Steamer 0 ^
Dolphin - Dec- 31
Farallon. S- Jan. 6 I
Transfers to Victoria and Vancouver Without Addiliona.1 Charge
R. A. CARROLL, Agent. Phone 66
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