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the daily -Tmr alaskan. .ssss Wt ? Ui*?r <in?uiioo ttuo ?? <LUW Number wliu read It d?lly orm ?>, WW Ml?r AU*ka p<j*t ^ VOL. II. NO. 1 20 SKAGWAY, ALASKA, TUESDAY HORNING, FEBRUARY 21, 1899 PRICE TEN CENTS ' ? ? 'j The Largest and Finest otel in Alaska "the H?TELo European Plan. All Modern Improvement!. Sample Rooms for Commercial Men. BONO ST S?T. BROADWAY AND RUNMALL* FtlroDtg* ct Kointa H?? Id?nt? kftlitltad Golden North Hotel A First-Class Hotel kales Reasonable 5 Thos. W bitten. Manager. BonJ Street, between Main and State OOOOOOOOOOOOOCOOOOOOOOOOOOCOOOOOOOOOOOOO "OOOOOOOOOOC H?m# Coniloru SprrUI titration C*l%eia IInM'Imm to Ike Weary ELECTRIC LilCHTS Portland Hizpah House Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Mead, Proprietors, iForwrly ofMt rubor. Ore t Cor 5(h Av. Bet. Broadway and State Oppo?i if t lly II ? 1 1 Prices 25c ?nd 50c Skagway, Alaska Lodging ijc board per meal jjc-perweek $*.oo HOTEL WICKSTROM Boar J and Lodging per ??k |6 anJ I5.70 Johwion avenue. Near olj Kostortice. NO BAR bee the High Flag Pole Rainier Hotel S Restaurant jii BROADWAY. Frank Hall, Prop. Exrelleut McuW 3i cent*. AH the ileMcarlen the market afford*. Bert chef* employed iUDilvuni'ljr furnished room*. Electric litfhtv city water wd belt *? ?-umu.odation* in the cUjr SKAGWAY - ALASKA Well HeateJ an J First Class AciommoJ.it ions For 17s Guests. Bill Mil Largest and Best appoint ed hotel in Alaska. Cor. Broadway and Fifth Ave F. R. CLARK. PROPRIETOR j Magnolia Hotel h Ave Between Broadway and State Sts. Ncwclj Fitted and Furnished. Open All Nitfht BEDS 25c C. CARMICHAEL. Lessee PACIFIC HOTEL ? - - ? " l uroprHia I'Ihu. - - - ? ? Fifth avenue Near Main Street. C. W. Klippel. Manager. Baths ^OST GO^FOtf^LE *-11- J^O?7^5 Ihj X^E CIJV THHK KKAVVAV, AiARKA. U. S. HOTEL * R6STHURHN1 _T_- A | ^p.rp INTTV' The only Second CU"s Hotel in J L. ^ 1 T Cf\ " Skaifwuy. Next door to II K depot E. R. GO'JRLEY, Prrop, G. A. ANDERSON. Largest Stock in skagway HARDWARE Shelf Go ds, Stoves, Tin and G aniteware, Paints. Oils, Glass, Sash and Doors. Prospectors' outfits a Sped a tv. Tents. Can vas, Rifles, Guns and Ammunition. You Can Do Well Wall Leads Them All In Price and Work. Have your TEETU EXTRACTED FKEE each morning from 10 to 11. Children's teeth free at all times. Everything guaranteed. State Street, one block North of P. O. JAS. B. WALL, D. D. 8. Finest Gentleman's Resort !n Skaguav Superior Brands of Wines and Liquors Choice Key West and Domestic Cigars. V HoJIv Street, near Broadway. Frank Clancy^ Prop. BUT P. A. E. Boetzkes, M.D. Physician and Surgeon. OFFICE : Sixth Ave- between Broadwav and State ? Over Peterson's store. Hours, 9 to 10 a- m.? I to a and 7 to 9 p.m. Dr. Laycock Barker, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Clayson Block. Offioo bourn : 10 to 12 a. m. 2 to 6 p. m. 7 to 9 p. m, Lovell & Jennings, ATTORNEYS- AT-LAW. Comer State and B011J - ? SkaBway. MahlonF. Hall, M" D. KEFLY BLOCK. Office Houkt : 10 to 12 A. M. ! to Sand 7 to ? p. M. M. J. Cochran Ernest Pook. Cochran & Peck ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW. Opposite City Halt, Fifth Avenue. ?AlT|ft CMV?CH M. OA* CHURCH & DaY, LAWYERS Building. Cor. State and 5th SKAGWAY. J O. I'lUCK. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. McKlnary Hlrcet. Hkafwajr, Alaska TKNOORAPHKR IN OFF1CK. X. K. Wilson DRUGGIST ^ ? Wholesale Medicine^ Outfits for Atlin and Yukon. PSyiiciin'i Pfeitriptiom [irifillg Qampaaaded Hulty Ave, near State. Skagway Brewing Com'y. The Skaguay Brewing Co. are now turning out a su perior article of Beer. Their product is absolutely unex celled. Your attention is especially called to their Bottled Beer. Family Trade solicited. AttK ?OR RED STAR TAKE NO OTHER W. r. MATLOCK, Pff?IJ?ot. R. C. MMIT1I. H#crtury and Tr??tur?r ORIGINAli First and ^ bast Chance ^ Saloon Finest Wines, Liquors and Cigars. LAUMEIsTER BROS. LEADING BUTCHERS Hollv Street, Skagway ! Now employs the only scientific SAUS I AGE MAKER; njtown. Finest flavored I sausage of.all kinds a specialty. Fresh j beef, pork and mutton received oo every ?viry iUamtr. Fr?? Jelivtry. THE PROUDEST MI IN ALMS HISTORY Celebration, Under Two Flags, of the Completion of the Railroad to the Summit of White Pass. BLUE SKY-BRILLIANT SUNSHINE T*r*nlr-Mlue Hundred ?'?*? Nearer la Hearea, Ik* I?|l< t!oa?? and the l.lou Purred T?(?lbtr-A Aerrr Umiquel In a Teat With the Tktrauittir lalklnf the Tw?lr>)w?nd Mep ? ? lb* Cellar? ralr W onion Thtri la laaplr* Ik* Oratare- A l??id Hauqurl la Tawa la Camaeaarale lh* riret. Good Dame Nature, arrayed all In virgin ' white under a bright sun and a eloudless sky, smiled and looked her prettiest on the mighty bleak summit of the great White Pass yesterday, in honor of the arrival at : that elevation of the first through passnn ger train ever sent out from Skagway over ' the now famous White Pass & Yukon Railroad. Everything combined to make the day a most enjoyable one and one the ' nature and surroundings of which will ?t wavs leave a pleasant recollection in the J minds of the one hundred guests who were Invited to witness the completion of the gigantic undertaking of building a railroad 1 to the summit, to the end of the American j line and the commencement of the same line on British Columbia territory on to ward Bennet'. Not a hitch occurred in the well-matured plans of the several officials having the excursion in charge and the ' effort of on: and all was visibly exerted to the end that every guest on the trip should j have a roval good time. That they had It was the verdict of one and ail, and upon j the return of the train to Skagwav at 7:^0 last evening a hearty three cheers and a ( tiger followed a vote of thanks to the offi 1 dais of the White Pass road tor the cow-i tesies extended and the hospiVtlllle* of a beautiful spread so graciously extended at j an elevation of jUrio feet and with the ther mometer standing pat at 22 degrees below j zero. While this may seem vtrv cold, yet ' it wasnot perceptibly so for old Boreashadj rested from his labors even to tlie extent of calling in his band of zephyrs, so that*tfte dead calm of the summit mad* the clear, sharp, invigorating ozone not only beara ble but decidedly invigorating. The only thing that may be said to have cast a t nge of regret over the occurrence was the absence of Chief Engineer E. C Hawkins, the one man above all others to whose skill, energy and perseverance is reallv due the construction and completion of this, the greatest engineering feat of the nineteenth century. He was In the minds ot many in that gathering and was particu larly missed by his corps of engineer who have learned to love as well as respect him. His jbsence was also emphasized by the fact that he had volunteered the sad task of accompanying the remains of the dead en gineer, Robin Bryden Jack to Vancouver, B. C., and there to perform the still sadder duty of breaking the news to the widow and father'ess children, A silent toast was drank for the two beloved, absent members of the corps, the living Chief En gineer E. C Hawkins and the dead engi neer R. B. Jack. THE START. Ten o'clock yesterday morning saw all the Invited guests assembled at the depot In Sk^wav readv to take the first passen ger train out of Skagwav through to the summit. The engine and two coaches re ceived the crowd and prompt. v at 10:0$, new schedule time, Conductor M. B. Miles gave the signal. Engineer McKlnzie opened the throttle and away went the first Iron horse to tie summit. It was 4 degrees be low zero at the start with an unpleasant cold north wind that intensified the cold, and as the train whirled along the side of the mountain and gained in elevation It grew colder, until at the summit the mer cury had dropped to 22 degrees below. The cars, however, were comfortably heated and the tur coats, parkies and oth.r Arctic wearing apparel worn by a large number of the guests were only comforta ble when on the summit and out In the bracing air of that elevation. Trathc Manager Grav, who appeared to have ha I supervision of the whole affair, overlooked nothing, not even a photog rapher, and Mr. Hegg made it a business to take a number of views of the train and its passengers at a number of the most pict uresque points on the road. Theie will be souveniers ot the occasion, dear to all participants, and the railroad In particular. Beside Mr. Hegg there were kodaks and cameras enough on board to have made a good start for a camtra dub. These were Mrs. Sehlbrede, Mrs. Battin, Mrs. Case, Mrs. Dautrick, Miss Church, Mrs. Hollister, Mrs. Thomas Bracked, Messrs. Case, Frank Brackett, Hollister, W. A. Reld, F. B. Flood, Bart Robinson, Mr. Jones, C. H. Stagman and Rev. J. A. Sinclair. All these lined up at every stop and formed an Interesting, picturesque group of them selves, which it is to be hoped was secured by #r. Hegg. The grandeur of the scenery as the train passed the many wonderful panoramic views proved a never-ending source of ejaculations from the delighted passen tr?. Unfortunately the frozen condition of the window* kept the guests busy scratching them clear, in order to secure as food a view as p}sslble of the passing scenery, either thousands of feet down gulches or frightful precipices, or up thou sands of feet to dizzy heights with rib bons of snow blown from their crests. At East Fork bridge the train stopped tor a series of pictures, and for each of these the passengers would come out of the car and line up on the snow or crowd the engine or car steps. Below Rocky Point a grand view of Skagway In the distance was in cluded In one of these pictures. Stops were also made beyond Rocky Point and at Clifton, at all of which the camera club got In Its deadly work. A short stop was made at Pitch Fork falls, a point once well kmwn to travelers on the wagon road, but which is not so picturesque since the railroad changed the face of nature in that neighborhood, for where there used to be three streams, there Is now only one. Another stop for the thirsty engine was made at Glacier, and at this placeas well as at Tunnel bridge another series of ad miration pictures were taken. At the lat ter point a grand view was had of the valley, with White Pass city In the dis tance, which were Included in the pict ures. At Tunnel bridge the greatest diffi culties wen encountered by the company, owing to the perpendicular character of the cliff along which the line had to pass, and thousands of tons of rock were blown away before I* was finilly found necessary to tunnel 'n order to avoid avalanches. Bridging md grading al>o were most dan gerous and hazardous, and necessitated slinging men oyer dlzzv steeps, overhang ing cliffs. Another fine view was re ceived at another point around campg, looking down the vallev toward the bay, about three miles from the :ummit. Saw tooth mountain to the south proved also an attractive view, on which many a cam era was levelled. The wonderful tints in the distance, the lights and shadows on the various peaks, the snake like trail down In the bed of the canyon, with teams and men tolling up and down, all proved object lessons that furnished food for comment until the summit was reached at i:jo in the afternoon. The last half mile to the summits as mede through an excavatiou of snow, ranging in depth from six to twenty feet on each side of the track, and this work of shoveling snow along the line of the road keeps an armv ot nearly joo men con stantly at work. ON THE SUMMIT. The first glimpse of the summit was the sight of two flag poles within about 50 feet of each other, the one living the stars aad stripes, the other the Union Jack. These are supposed to mark the boundary line between the two countries. The White Pass & Yukon company has a camp located here on the American side | of the boundary, known as Summit camp, which Is quite extensive, and where the whole one hundred guests were entertained In a suirptuous manner never to be forgo ? ten. Beside the company's camp there are a few other camps, one a "U. S, Ho tel" and several other places where the weary traveler on the trail can find cheer for man and beast. On the Arrival of tho train Mr. Hugh Foy, Mr. Heney's superintendent of construction, in hit usual bluff and hearty style, received the guests and directed them to some of the tents where warm corners were found for all pending the preparations for the ban quet. Mr. F. H. Dlx had his commis sary tent invaded by the ladies and gen tlemen, where a red-hot stove kept them all warm and comfortable for tho time being. The tent of the walking boas, Thomas F. Vaughn, was reserved for the exclusive use of gentlemen, where cigars and liquid refreshments were served to while away the time very pleasantly. In a very short time, or at least it seemed so from the fact that everybody was having a Jolly good time, Hugh Foy announced dinner and the company marched off to the south dining room tent of the camp, a tent about a 100 feet long, in which two tables running the entire length of the tent with bench seats. The ladies were seated on the outside to save them climbing and the gentlemen were seated vls-a-vis. There was no formality. At this junoture the Canadian offi cials from Log Cabin and Bennett ar rived, having been delayed on the lakes by a storm. They were Captain W. J. IUnt, of L?ke Bennett; Capuln F. L. Cartwright, of Log Cabin; Captain A. M. JarvU, of Lake Taglsh; all of the Mounted Police, and Gold Commission er J. F. Graham, of Bennett. These were Introduced to the gucsu. and feasted while the rent were Indulging In toasts. Mr. Battin has gained a well-deserved reputation for his tact and ready wit as a toastmaster in intro ducing his speaker, and he did not fail to sustain his record on thU occasion. After a few introductory remarks, in which he paid high tribute to Mr. Hawkins, and regretting his absence, he Introduced Mr. John Hislop, the as sistant chief engineer of the road, who had so ably seconded Mr. Hawkins el* 'orts> , .. .1 [Here should properly follow the speeches on the toasts, and the responses, where such were made, but space would not permit the publication of them n this Iwk, and to condense them wduU have been unworthy of the occasion. They are therefore held for tomorrow's issue.] THE RETURN TRIP This ended the festivities on the sum mit. The time for the return trip, /, P- m. had come and everybody walked 'jast the two dags up to the train where the offi cial photographer was wait ng to tike the groud in front of the train EvcryMy ?'posed" for the oceaslon looking as cheer ful as they could in the n.pping air, after which all entered the cars and the hom? ward trip was begun. Skagwav was reached ar rr> P- m ? and at the depot as they were leaving the cars three rousing cheers and a tiger were given to the offi cials of the road as a slight recognition of their extreme attention and courtesies. The officials of the road whom all the guests of that occasion wish to bear in kindly remembrance for their u tiring efforts throughout the dav were; General Traffic Manager L. H. Gray. Goneral Auditor A. L. Berdoe. Division Superintendent F. H. Whiting. Assistant Chief Engineer John Hislop Contractor M. J. Heney. Dr. F. B. Whiting, company surgeon. S. P. Brown, General Agent. W. A. Stewart. Cashier. D. D. Jones, Customs Agent The train crew also deserves mention for their faithful attention. This was made up of C inductor M. B. Miles, a very superior man, always polite, with a great deal of tact, and alwavs a gentlemm; brakemen, Ed. Wickersham and John Conlev; engineer McKeniie and fireman Richards. THE INVITED GUESTS.^ judge and Mrs C A Sehlbrede. Mr and Mrs F T Keelar, Mr and Mrs H E Battin. Mr and Mr, M E WCasetyran Mn Dautrlck? Mrs Turn Brackett/Mr and Mrs H L Holllster, Mr, and Mrs Stevens. Mrand> Mrs T Whitten, Mr and Mrs Frank Burns, Mr and Mrs G WDeSuccaMra^dWrs Frank Mortimer. Mr and Mrs F C. Law rence/Mr and Mrs Dent. Mr and Mrs>M Sherpyl^Mr and Mrs C A Malarkey.Mr and Mrs C W Johnston^Mr and Mrs Wal ter Church,*' Mrs Russell, Mrs Morgan, Miss Helen M Ford, Miss Sehlbredj>ss Everest. Miss Lairdr Miss Chyrc^M'a Julia Brown. Messrs E A Seelev. T B Wal lace, Al Brackettf^Frank Brackets B Rob ertson. W B Kingof Dyea, Jack Emereon, E J White, Mr Kline. C L Andrews, F S WiiliamsfMr Malarkey, 0 J Laird, J) 0 Jones, Jack Payne, E O Sylvester Mr Tompkins, Ed Ross, Captain WjlHam Mooref B Moore," C W Johnstorf, John Stanley.' John A Laumelster, Frank Clancvr Lee Gujhrie, "Charles O Brien, Rev J A Sinclair, F F dark, , E J 'Shaw. Judge H A DayfC S Moo^ A Scott, James Larkln. John Kulem. O E He;"' Rev L J H Woodenf George Sextort. I- B Flood, E B Wishair, Chas S Ford. | A Nccond llatnqurt* After the return of the W. P. & Y. special train from the first trip to the sum mit of White Pass, last evening: contractor M. J. Heney entertained the railroad and Canadian government officials at a dinner given at Clancy's hall The foltowlng guests were present : L H Gray.tien. Traffic Meager ; John Hislop, "Assistant Chief Engineer ; A L Berdoe.^Gen. Auditor j W A Stewart, Cashier; F B Flood, Dlv. Eng.: E (J Stflglevlf Cashier of Pac. Contract Co.; Dr. F B Whiting^ Surgeon; CapJ Cartwright,* N W M P : Capt. Jarvtf N W M P; Capt. Rant, Lake Bennett Recorder; Capt. Johnson. Pacific Clipper Line; Rev J A Sinclair; J S Stanley, ex-Mayor of Skag way ; WyA Reid, Sec Y M C A ; E B Wlshaar, Editor Daily Alaskan ; H E, Battln.'Ont. Rev. Col ; Jack Dalton/ Pioneer of Alaska. An elaborate dinner was served In a way that would have done credit to a New York chef. When the cigars and coffee came on the toast making followed, of which this is a full list: "The he.ilth of the W Pli Y R." "The officials of the two government!." "The gallant engineers." "The honest contractor." "Absent ladles." "Our spiritual advisers." "The medical staff.'* All of which were responded to with great gusto. Mr. Heney, In proposing the toast to tlx railroad, went fully Into the details of tha progress of the construction work; the many difficulties and dangers contended with ; the obstacles placed in the way by many parties who were supposedly friends of the project ; the splendid way In which all such complications had been met by the Indomitable will of the construction chief, Mr. Hawkins Mr. Henev was followed by Rev. Sin clair, who eulogized the preceeding speaker in the highest terms and spoke very touch'ngly of the many kindnesses of heart s) often displayed by him. Division Engineer Flood, speaking for the engineering corps, said that they A , appreciated very highly the many complM ments passed upon them that aftemotafc in praise of their difficult work; am repaid them for all the dangers whk had encountered Capt. Cartwright touched lightyW on the very friendly relations which had al ways existed between the railroad officials and the representatives of the Canadian government in British Columbia, and as sured all that there had never such a whole-souled co-operation between anv two existing bodies of men. Capt. Rant followed with some general remarks about the rapid and very excellent' manner in which the railroad work had been' carried out, and grew enthusiastic ? over the great advancement of civilizing Influences which the completion of the railroad meant. He also spoke of the great difference in the cost of getting supplies into the interior and emphasized the fact that the railroad would confer inestimable benefits on the interior of wide-spreading Alaska. Mr. Gray spoke briefly to the effect that this was the proudest day of his lite and ihat he Intended to send every man, woman and child In the world, who could read, a full account of the great event that had rurheJ tti oilmijutiao thjt day. Messrs. Berdoe, S'anley. Daltoo' and Capt. Jarvis spoke briefly and in a gen eral line with the preceeding speakers. Mr. John Hlslop told an apt story Il lustrating the good feeling existing be tween the Canadian and U. S. government offictals and the officers engaged on the construction work, and expressed a hop* that such cordial friendship would con tinue for all time. The one thing that detracted from tht universal good feeling manifested during the evening was the feeling that the party was not complete without the presence of the highly esteemed General Superintend ent, Mr. E. C, Hawkins. It was felt and expressed by all that it was principally owing to his remarkable energy and In domitable will that the project had reached its present aJvanced stage. COLDKIT HMAP THIS lfKAH* Thr .tlerrury Ci?r4 tk? The observations taken for the twenty four hours between four p. m. Sunday and four o'clock yesterday afternoon by George SextOii, s ?!'xtjry^rart/ier W " server, shows a mean temperature of six degrees above zero, the highest point reached being eleven degrees above and the lowest five degrees below zero, the lowest point that has been registered this 'year. The thermometer stood at about eleven above Sunday afternoon which was soon after the beginlng of the cold snap. The mercury fell with ^unusual rapidity from that time on, and at three o'clock yesterday morning U registered five belou* The d iv was one uipeautffol sunshine, how ever and the thermometer crept up to three above bv four o'clock in the after noon, with the probability that It would fall to zero again during the night. NO PlfKI xn in; imi/i:i. TheScrreit Vol Choked M'lth Dirt And Moped the flaw. There was discovered to be sjme diffi culty with the water mains vesttrday morning at r.jo o'clock. Messrs. East 'inan and Dunlap of the water company were at once nototied, and upon investiga tion they found that the pipes were not frozen, as was the first impression, but that the cage over the main feed pipe In the bottom of which there is a wire screen, had become filled with dirt, clogging up the screen and preventing the flow of wa ter irto the main pipe. They immediate ly set to work reducing the supply of wa ter In the tank and had the screen cleaned in a short time and the water turned on full blast. Mr. Dunlap was seen yester day and he said that the cage and screen would be repaired at once, so that tht same difficulty could not again occur. , Blankets, robes, packipg bags, sleeping bags, hats, caps, mittens in endless variety. James Carroll <Sc Co.'s, Bond street. Auctioneer.? If you have anvthlng you want to sell, get Cheney, the auctioneer, at Public Supply Co., Kelly block. im