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UEOROE w OE SUCCA. Proprietor. B. ? ItllH I tH. ??!??? Published every morning. Subsrciption ? M Cent* Per Week. iLitnt'i t.Hi:iri:ir u?r. A sumptuous banquet on a snow capped granite will two thousand nine hundred feet above the sea, with an Italian blue skv over head and brilliant sunshine no minating miles upon miles of sparkling snow, and the thermometer twenty-two deftees below mo. This, in Itself, Issome thing verv muih out of the common and therefore long to be remembered. But the banquet was given to commemorate an achievement which will be remembered long after the baivjuetters, and even their children and children's children, have passed the summit to the Great deyond. The commemoration of the completion of the White Pass and Yukon railroad to the summit of White Pass vesterdjy, althoug h weighted with so deep a signifi cance for the future, was a very simple, unpretentious and informal affair. There was no screaming of the American eagle and no blowing of trumpets. The rail road management had simply Invited the chosen representatives of this citv and some of her influential citizens to a little excurs'on, so that thev might be able In after years to tell their children and grand children that thev rode on the first pas senger train that crossed the White Pass summit. The management also invited all the leading representatives of the Do minion and British Columbia govern ments who are in the district, to meet them, so It chanced that the British lion visited the American eaje in his moun tain eyrie on the snoar clad peaks, and the eagle and the lion purred In glad content with each other. The folds of Old Glory and the "Union Jack of England' swayed gent It together In 'he breeze, enwrapping and enfolding each other with every fitful gust, and un derv-ath them, on the boundary between the possessions of t? > of the mightiest natnnsot ih.? earth, commingled citizens rod si ; <tt* a apt a. miration of the pari i-ol the* ne. I ien \hev T*tlred to a tmt. and lo! aiid behold, it was as It the amp of Alladin tad been given an ex tft" rob. From the hrit j.it sunshine, the toiuntains ot snow, the iling i old. into an rmosfhere of Mjbduec . ? it and warm' li? 1 1 ly a Jew pace*? jnd I ? t was con fort and even l..vury. a ? ? ban?ji ?t on a Dtlmonico scale, the j. jence of flowers being the only not .. .e difference There was the popping of many corks, and the unlo filing of '.lie corks unloos ened man\ tongues: vnne talented, *>me gracefui. some witty, tat all enthusias tic In their praise of the achievement they were there to commtmonte. Even this was all informal. For one thing, the time was limited. For another, there was no disposition to rtfer, even in jest, to pend ing international disputes. As between the two countries, it was simply a merry but extremely cordial interchange of civili ties and good will, and the presence of many pretty women, and their merry laughter gave an inspiration to all that was said. The eulogies to the great engineer whose brain had planned aqd whose skill had carried out this stupendous railroad under taking, unfortunately Uvked the inspira tion that his presence would have given. But one could imagine him there, covered with modest blushes, vet burning with honest pride over the well-earned praise. For he is modest, as have been all great minds in all history. But duty? a mere sentimental duty, some may term it -had x tailed him away. He was accompanying to his home the rr. flams of Engineer Jack ?another who would have graced such a banquet by his handsome presence, his mellow, sympathetic voice and merry words. But Mr. Jack was not forgotten. The memory of him, the verv man him self, was brought back to all by Mr. Sin clair's gentle tribute to his manly virtues and kindly nature. There followed a silence that was a rest. And then came the clang of the locomo tive, its echo bounding from crag to crag There were other speeches, and much that was worth saving that had to be left uu said. And in the bracing open air again came the rebound, and everybody was ?terry and full of laughter as they hurried Into the train. The commemoration was ' over. As a function it was extremely simple; as an historic commemoration. It was simply great. A TM.tlTOK Of HltiH OCVMEB. Skjgw.iv roav breathe more freely now. ? The dancer of her being transferred, bodv and soul, to the British government, is passed for the time a-nl probably for ever, i But that this danger was more real than most of out citizens appreciated, is shown bv the fact that upon this one subject, the cession to the British of a port on Lynn canal, the joint high commission has come t to a deadlock, and th? probability ?( a new reaty between the two countries Is now I xtremely slim. Indeed, the next steamer > i almost certain to bring us advices that 1 he negotiations for a new treaty have been 1 iltogether broken off. > t The people of this cltv may take credit o themselves for their energetic protest igalnst any such cession of American ter ritory. This protest and that of the i Chamber of Commerce, Juneau: could not fail of consideration when they reached Washington. But Seattle, getting the news first of this proposod cession, wielded the mightiest influence. Her Chamber of Commerce subscribed a special fund to light against anv such humiliating action on the part of our government. All the Chambers ot Commerce all over the coun try. and all the state legislatures In session were enlisted in the struggle, and the re sult was that the cabinet, the American commissioners, the senators and representa tives were bombarded with telegrams of the most vigorous protest. A sample one from Seattle read: "Cession means death to us In 1900," and that really conveyed the public opinion of Seattle. ?The joint high commission, as Is usual w ith all such high bodies, had its deliber ations In secret, and the matter of ceding a port on Lvnn canal had no doubt been under consideration bv the bodv for some time before the news of it leaked out. It was not given particular public consldera- ' tion at the time because three of the United States commissioned had already placed themselves on record as against any cession of territory before the subject actually came up. The other commissi otter was silent. Latest advices are to the effect that this man has resigned his seat because his col leagues refused to agree with him on this cession. That man was John Wa?son Foster. Fix the name firmly In yout memory, so as to be able to vent your patriotic execra tions upon it everv time you read It President Grant lifted him up to be post master of Evansville and afterward sent him as minister to Mexico, President Hayes made him minister to Russia, and ifter that he posed as an expert on Interna tional law. He negotiated the treaty with Spain In 1885, which the senate refused to confirm. He has since been sent to other countries on special missions, and has written himself as the only American dip lomat. The newspapers, however, have Riven him a more expressive and more truthful title, one which will ding to him for all time. It Is that of the "great sur render. " This for the reason that In nearly every Instance hit negotiations have been against the government that em ployed and paid him so handsomely. This last effort Is "the crowning effort of his life" as a diplomat? the crowning Infamy, If the facts as stated are correct. He richlv deserves to be publicly drummed out of the republican party, and It Is to be hoped that he will be. iidic*. I am the sole and absolute owner of lot 12 in block is, having bought It from Dan Donavln on August a8, 1897, and have lived on the lot ever since. My title has twice been established by judgments In the district court. No other person has any interest In It. whatever, and J. G. Price itr particular has no claim on it or on me, as I owe him nothing. All grafters, would-be grafters, lot :ump ers and lawyers are warned to leave my lot alone. Jos. Palmer, Shoup & Main. Air tight coal heaters, Yukon and cast cook stoves at Allen Bros. For window glass, paints and oils; tee Peoples. Woven wire beds stretched, mattresses nude over and all kinds of furniture repair ed at E. K Peoples, 8th and Broadway. Go to the Golden North for Superb new mahogony pianos for l?oo. Folding organ for Ijo Guitar, banjo, violin or mandolin for seven dollars. Soft sole Nova Scotia seal water tight shoes at Clavsons ?'BEBEM <& MM@KLE. LEADING PACKERS OB Employ only Skilled and e K perlenced packers and operata the fastest pack train between Skagway and tha lakes. Stables and corTali Main St. near blc Brewerv bkagu.iv. MEN'S MSRCHRNT TAILORS SUITS $17.50 & UPw'rds PANTS $4 McKinney St. (6thAve.) 2 Doors East of City Hall PFRSH1NG COMPANY Wholesale Tailors 20 7 Jacson St., Chicago, ills. Gen. Agent Skagoiay R. C. DIEflL H. FKLITZ TENT COMFY Manufacturers of Tenia, oil covers, Fur robes, Fur sleeping bags, Duluth Pack Bag*, Ice Creeper* & e Broadway 609 Broadway W Near Holly street. E. R. PEOPLES Undertaker and Embalmer Ppeci? attention given to bodies for shipment. Broadway, above Shoup Avenue. Seattle Steamship Co. OPERATING S. S. LAURA 1)A and ELI HIT THOMPSON hasappoint.-d L. Mayer their general agent for Skagway and Dyea. For fr ifht an'! [-n???n(terg apply at hi* offloe, with Jaraea Carroll A Co., llond Street. first bank of SKAGUAY. Inrorporalrd IMS1 rranucts a Regular Banking Businnv Exchange Bought and bold. l> po?it* Received. Offloorn I C. 9. Moody ? Pra*. ts4 Mfr, S. W. AlducH ? VIC* PfM. "" Monogram 57^f>LE ^007v\. Ir-ja c??\ ttiv aid ?th avenua ELECTRIC LIGHTS There 1* more danger of lire by the upsetting or explosion of a coal oil or gasoline lamp. Electric Light is safe and con venleitt. Call and see our assortment of shades for electric lights. ENGINE A DYNAMO ? A 15 horse power engine and 125 light dynamo for sale Cheap. FIRE EXTlNCtJISHERS? The Holloway Chemical Fire Extinguisher, Best In the market. Only a few of the 3-gallon site left. Price IV Enquire of J. M WINSLOW. Electric Light Station, Bond St. Skagway Coal Co. Wellington Our coal I* Sacked and we deliver U any part of tha city. All Co?l?olAI}y weight HCMdUnim? W??dl Broadway and Second Avenue CANADIAN Bank of Commerce Head Office - Toronto, Ontario,! CAPITAL, $6,000,000. SKAGWAY AGENCY. AN.AOENCY OF THIS BANK HAS BEEN OPENED IN THE MOORE ! BLOCK, NEXT DOOR TO THE FIRST BANK OF SKAGWAY, Corner Sutc and 5th Ave. Diflfl ^ M ""'fl MUS'Cal lns,ruments UU Golden North Hotel w. w. BBCK. Moore's Wharf Co.! OPERATING THE MOORE WHARF AT 9KAGWAY BAY, ALASKA. Seven hunkred and fifty feet deep water frontage. Shattered from the high winds of Lynn Canal. The only Wharf at which tps teU of large tonnage can lay and discharge at any and all times, tST for further Information apply at offloe on wharf. H. A. Bauer The Largest GENERAL flERCHANTS And YUKON A ATLIN ODfflllfRS IN ALASKA Boots, Shoes, Rubber and Oiled Goods of all Kinds. Dry Goods, Dress Goods, Fancy Goods, Hats, Caps, Cured Meats, Groceries, Glassware Tinware, Crockery and Woodenware. Our ?in}: To Sell (5oods Our fylotto: TO Please OU5 P^T50?IS lo Pack ! 111 IIK Our Experience Enables Us to Give Satisfaction With every Order Sold H. A. BAUER BRANCH STORE AT CYEA Holly Stl Ganadian Pacific Navigation Company,. Ltd Steamships DANUBE and TEES Str. Tecs will sail from Skagway for Victoria. Tacoma and Seattle on or about the 9th and 22th of each month. Connecting with C. P. Ry., G. N. and N. P. R. R. Str. Danube will sail fromSkagwav for Victoria, Tacoma and Seattle on or about the 15th nd last of the month. H. U. DA I. II V, Agent. Cffice soiilhiast cow cf Firrc'w;) mf.t d, <r Ercadwa Skaigwaiv ? JiiDimeaiiiii E?omte. J. S. COX, \kiMtcr Steamship "Kodat" U. S. MAILS 1 .raves SUagway Moore's Dock. Sundays at 2 p. m. Wednesdays at 8 a- m. Fridays at 8 a. m. Leaves Juneau. Tuesdays at 8 a. ra, Thursdays at 8 a. m. Saturdays at J p. m. F. JW. BUSH. Harsep For Juneau via Haine's Mission and Seward City the I. S. MAIL STEAMER WALCOTT leaves the Pacific Coast Co's wharf, Tuesday*, Thursdays and Saturdays at 3.00 . p. m., Returning leaves Juneau Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:00 p. m. f For Freight and Passenger Hates apply to E. A. SEELEY, Agent, office; Pac flo Coast S. S. Co. Skajjwwy. H. F. U)bln>on, Agjnt , City Dock, Juneau. ALASKA STEAMSHIP CO. OPERATING Steamers Rosalie and Dirigo ? ? . FOR ALASKAN AND PUGET SOUND PORTS. STEAMERS ARRIVE AT SKAGUAY MONDAYS ASD SAIL TUESDAYS AT 9 A. M. For Information regarding Freight and Passenger ratca Ayplv to FRANK E. BURNS, Agent Washington & Alaska Steamship Company 65 HOURS BETWEEN SKAGWAY AND SEATTLE The Competition in Trade Demands Quick Transportation ? "CITY OF SEATTLE" Sails from Seattle every ten davs direct for Skagway. No stops. No delays Sailing from Skagway, Saturday, February 25th. For full Information apply to, A. S. DAUTRICK, Agent, jd and Broadway Daily Round Trips to Haines Mission Steamer Uady bake Leaves Skagway Daily, except Sund.iv, at 10 a. m. Returning leaves Haines Mission daily, except Sunday at at i p. m. Tickets sold at Pacific Coast Co. at up town office oral their wharf. E. A. SEELEY, Agent WEST COAST STEAM JJAV. COJMPAJIY Car rylng U. S. M ui 1m. John Robert* Master ?. S. FARALLON Steamer HOMER - Captain Jensen, Leaves Seattle Dec 8 ? Farallon Leave* Seattle Dec. 15. Making Trips every 12 days between Seattle, Victoria, Tacoma, Mary Island, Ketchikan, Saxman, Fort Wrangel, Douglas Island, neau, Pyramid Harbor. aiues Mission, Skaguay and Dyea bert Meyer, Manager, Irt Sacrum nto St. San Francisco, Cal. J. G. Carroll, Agent, Scliwabucher's Wharf, Seattle, WaaV W. E. Rom, Agent, S. W. & I. Co. Wharf, Skaguay. J. W, Wjillrce, Agent, Pacific Hotel, Dye* E. Va entine, Agent. Juneau. < Pioneer Jewelry Store.-^? Holly Street, I Experienced Watchmaker and Manufacturing Jeweler. 'Skillful and prompt repairing In all branches of the trade. Select stock of Jewelry and optical goods. All work juar anteed. H- D. KIRMSE, Prop A Fine Assortmentof Klondike Rings, Pins, Etc. White Pass 6igar Store ?f Domestic and Imported Clears Tobaccos and Smokers articles i i Holly St. Near Broadway. I S.-L AUaUSTBlR, Pr??