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Daily Alaskan
UEORUK W OE SCCCA.
Proprietor
t. B. BUH.UK, - KOITO*.
Published everv mominf.
Subsrclotion ? ? Cents Per Week.
FRIDAY. MARCH 34, 1899.
hold VP at *????: ?raniT.
The sooner the government at Washng
ton makes up its mind that prompt steps
must be taken to police the American side
of the border ot Alaska in a manner some
what similar to the Canadian mounted
police svstem, the sooner will serious
trouble and a possible >>pen conflict be
averted. The DAILY ALASKAN some time
ago raised this same question and showed
the absolute necessitv for the creation of
such a bodv. not onlv to protect American
miner* and prospectors, but to put a stop
to the gradual encroachment on American
territory that has characterized the action
of the greedv Canadian officials for the last
vear, and which, in fact, is becoming more
pronounced with every recurrennce. From
a dispatch dated Washington, March 17,
the government officials at the National
capital appear to be gradually arousing
themselves from their apathetic, somnolent
state and to have reached the semi-con
scious condition of feeling that something
out of the ordinary Is taking place out here,
but, w hether serious or otherwise, has not
vet struck in deep enough to aftord relief
to the long-suffering inhabitants of Alaska.
Thev cannot or will not see that the
Canadians havefbeen particularly aggres
sive in this boundary question; they failed
to nterfere when the Canadians over a
vear ago planted their flag on the summit
of White Pass and arbitrarily de- i
dared that point the boundary line
without even saving booh. The Same
questionable method of encroachment
has been allowed to be pursued In other
directions, especially so in the vicinity ot I
locations where the discovery of new gold '
fields in Alaska near the boundary line has 1
aroused the cupidity of the Cinadians. It
is time to call a halt. The Canadians are <
pursuing a grab gime, w hich, while very
successful among the sa\ ages jf Africa an J
India, csnnot be tolerated by Americans,
notwithstanding the mild acquiescence on
the part of the oflkials at Washington
to everything done by the Canadians.
The American members of the Joint
High Commission have been crimin
ally negligent in allowing this boundary
question to go bv default in their long
drawn out manv sittings. It is apparent
that the Canadian members lulled the
American members to sleep and worked for
the Jelay which thev knew would leave
the whole matter again open tor another
vear. They succeeded and the grab gamt
continues, Had the American members
been alive to the situation thev would have'
recognized the fact that the gold fields ot(
Alaska were of greater importance to the
United States than all the tisherv questions
of the entire Atlantic coast, over which so
much time was wasted in the interest of a
tew corporations. It is now time for ,
President McKinley to take up the matter,
look into it personally and endeavor to af
tord that protection to ? huh the thousands
upon thousands otjAmericans are entitled
w ho are here and coming in good faith, in
tent on developing not Canadian gold
fields but American gold fields. This
boundary muddle is a constant menace to
American argonauts and the Canadians are
taking advantage of the ever slow andeasv
methods at the Washington capital to steal
111 on the American side foot bv foot and
claim it as their own in defiance of interna
tional amity, or the fact that the bounJjrv
question is still in abevance Alaska todav
contains one hundred thousand Americans:
a large proportion of these are in southeast
ern Alaska: the new Porcupine district,
fortv miles west of Skagwav, promises rich
results and reports have already come in
that the Canadian police intend to move
the boundary line seven miles nearer
to the coast in order to embrace the richest
portions of the Porcupine section so far dis
covered. Gold quartz is being discovered
in numerous localities in this and other
vallevs within a short radius of Skagway;
these also must In time develop important
mines, and here aga n the grasping Cana
dians are trying to head these oft by claim- 1 .
ing the summit of White Pass as their
boundary line. If these several moves are
to be allowed unmolested there is nothing
to prevent the Canadians coming to Skag
way next, erecting their flag and claiming
it as the boundary line. There is certainly
no one here, in an official position, to gain*
sav it. and from past experiences the Sec
retary of the Treasury will merely rub his ,
eyes, take a wild look at the map and
wonder how manv Siwashes such a move
would turn over to the Canadians This |
may seem absurd, but it is not one-hjf so '
much so as the dense ignorance of the gov- t
emment officials at Washington regarding
the wealth and importance ot every inch
of ground in Alaska, the necessity for
fighting for it at all costs, and the vast
population of Americans it contains who ;
are entitled to the same protection given
that of any of tbe States if threatened by
encroachments such as already made on
Alaska bv the Canadians. This last out
rage of insolently turning back American
convovs in the discharge or their duties
from the summit of White Pass and delib
erately r ibbing them of the property in
trusted to their charge is too much to bear
quietly. The summit of White Pass has
all along been accepted as disputed terri
tory and common decency should have
taught the Canadian officials to at least
await the decision of the Joint High Com
mission. This is the last straw to the
many arbitrary arts of tnese arrogant Ca
nadians. Patience will soon cease to be a
virtue and if a self-organized body 9f '
Americans goes to the summit -and deans
out the Canadians the goverrment at)
Washington will be alone to blame for it
as bv their neglect they will have invited
the trouble and forced self-protection on
the Americans who are here peaceably
Making to develop American territory.
To our many kind patrons whom we claw as our steady family
trade for the tardiness in not being able to wait on them at our
store on account of the great and unprecedented rush of miners
having their outfits put up, and owing to the lack of force to
wait on everybody, and as an inducement to our family trade to
show them that we still want to continue to do business with
them and retain their fiieiidship, we have increased our force and
are bow better prepared to handle our vast business than ever be
fore In the historv of Skagwav, and therefore to show our good
intentions we offer at our store cornerof Broadway and Filth
avenue, for this week onlv, ending on Saturday night, the fol
lowing inducements
Sugar Com, formerly 12 i-a now toe
Table Fruit, assld formerly 25c now 17c
Sup.ar Peas, formerly 12 i-a now 10c
Gallon Pie Fruit, formerly 40c now )$c
Canned Cabbage, formerly 15c now 10c
John Kalem. The Exclusive Wholesale Grocer.
Ladies will have 3 feast in looking ever I
the prettv tailor-made suits and silk skirts
at Kaufman Bros.
Passengers for Atlin ? Regular govern
ment service leaves, here Tuesday morn
ing earning passengers and mail. Fare
520, operated by Loomis & Grimes. Pat:.
Clipper Line. Broadway & jrdAve.'ujtm
Ross Higgins Co. exclusive wholesal
ers.
Rooms? Brogan s hotel near railroad hos
pital. Bond street. 12 20-im
Comforts, blankets and matresses at
Peoples.
For Rent? Bowling alley building on
Hdlv street. Bowling alley for sale.
Children's shoes at Klondike Trading
Company.
Call and try the 15c lunehesat the Cres
cent Restaurant on Bond street, near Bran
nick hotel. Largest hot cakes served In
Skagw.iy. 1-2-tf
Bran, shorts, meal at Lilly Brothers.
Have vou seen the new lire of rugs, por
tieres and lace curtains just opened at tlie
Klondike Trading Company, comer Third
and State streets.
Sleds, Tents.Yukon Stoves at Vinings.
Builders' Hardware without end at
Allen's.
Support Home Industry? The Pione.-r
cigar factorv of Skagwav, wholesale ci
gar and smokers' supplies, tf
LAUMEIsTER BROS.
LEADING BUTCHERS
Hollv Street, Skagway
Now employs the only scientific SAUS
AGE MAKER n town. Finest flavored
sausage of all kinds a specialty. Fresh I
beef, pork and mutton received on every ;
every steamer. Free dellvtrv.
G-. SCHNEIDER
Packer ^
Forwarder
Goods delivered to the Summit. Log 1
Cabin and Atlin with promptness and |
?uaranteed good condition,
OfJlice? Bay View Hotel.
The Grotto
Proprietor*
Elegant Gentleman's Resort
Onlv high grade wet
goods served to patrons.
Choice domestic and foreign Cigars.
Music every evening.
McLennan, McFeeley & Co. (Ltd)
Wholesale |~ I51 ff\ vi/ji f*^Sh?lf an
and Retail' IflrUWarC Heavy Etc
Metals. Stoves. Tin anil Enamel Ware etc. etc. Vancouver, B. C.
fl EAT ! MEAT! MEAT!
Beef. Pork, Mutton. Chickens, Turkeys, Venison.
HERMAN MAYER. Wholesale anJ Retail Butcher, has just opened a new
anj tlir largrst an J best stocked ine?t matket in Skagwav, Hollv Street
near State. Choicest lot of meats ever displayed in Alaska. Pri.es down
Boiling Beef 8c Good Steaks 10c
Choice Cuts from 12 l-2c
All other Meats in Proportion
Fresh Supplies Arriving on Every Steamer.
Must Sell Out fvcry Day
Call and Investigate
F S GRIFFIN
LUMBER DEALER I
Yard Corner Third Ave. and State St. Skagway
J V--V* ? * ? ?
BATHING
PARLOR.
I Royal Laundry g
FOOT OF McKINNEY STREET. -
WSpecial Bath Accommodations for Ladies.
Most eiegantiv furnished and thoroughly equipped bathing house in Skagway
Open day and night
Short order laundry a specialty.
:
" The Bank "
Formerly the Pack Train Saloon.
Geo L. Rice & Co
Sixth and roadway
THE OLD QU
RELIABLEAH
5th Avenue Next to Burkhard
lint loook at this? Choice Meats from 6c up. Lard. Butter, Poultry. Bacon and Ham
in the vime proportion. This old pioneer firm has such advantageous con
nections on the Soun<! that thev can furnish patrons with the
choicest and freshest meats to be had on the coast.
The Reputation of the Firm is Inapproachable.
Trye-Brnhm Co., Props
?'B0?DEPJ HBM?DCLE,
LEADING PACKERS
OE ni.ngifn
Employ only Skilled and e xperienced packers and operate the fastest pack
train between Skyway and tn? lake*. Stabl*o4 torrila Main St o?ar blf
Skaguay.
Alaska Light & Power Co.
jyam ELECTRIC liOijTfc
For Buhujuhi) and Residence purpose*
Office and Power Htation: T W iimlow \Tcn*
Bond Strott, Near Main. ? ' J*L* w maluw * lvi6r ?
the TIT anhattan ^rr
II | 1 fa I l 1 Everything New. Fresh
11^^"*" # ? % new invoice arriving on
f every steamer. Twenty
I ? f T*OCPT*"V tons just received. Special
Jr to buyer? and ail outfitting
for the mine*. Provisions all kinds, including every variety of dried fruit at low rates
Qeo ge Sexton, M
Free Clrculiting Library and Reading Room for out patrons
KEW H?ME
Broadway.
Skagway, ? * - Alaska
^_L?dl?nini? Houise
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ANNOUNCEMENT.
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< .*? The Restaurant of the German Bakery will be ?.iosed on the 27th e o
\te of March and wii remain closed for one week, during which time 'ex- Jo
? tensive repairs and alterations will be made. The bakery will be con- |? ?
f ? tinued as usual.
Fred Ronkendorf. Prop.
Look
An Exclusive Dry Good* Establishment has boen opened up
here. We keep an up-to-date and exclusive line of g very thing
For Ladies And
Childrens Apparel
If you seek Elegance and Kconomy sec us.
The FRIKIKELL @?
N Door Moore Block Nearly opposite P. O.
N.Felitz TentcT
Manufacturer*
Tents, Bags, Covers, Etc
Best and Cheapest Sleds In town.
A fine line of Fur Robes, Sleep
ing UaifS, lee Creepers, otc. Any j
Sixe Tent or ooVer made to order
on ehort notice.
1,000 Tents to Select From
The following size
tents alwavs on hand ? i
in 8, 10 and 12 oz U
Duck?
8x 10
to x 12
10 x 14
12 x 14
12 x 16
14x16
16x20
16x24
18x30
20x40
H.FELITZTENTCo
Broadway near Hotly
. ... . . .
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.
?HK I <>H
RED STAR
TAKE NO OTHER
W. F MATLOCK, President.
R. C. SMITH. HecrtUry and Treasurer
Jkagway News Co.,
STATIONERS
>oks. Novels, Magazines. Mining Litera
ture. Alaskan and Atlln maps at
s>?attl? price*.
I . . ? - - (r**4 way 1
Hofc n HoV Shipped Through
Udlo d ildj Free of Doty
Headquarters for all
Kinds of Dog Feed
Lilly Brothers j
LUMBER and SHINGLES
Star A Star *5.50 M
Rustic f 20 Co $22 M
Rough $ t 5 <5, <20 M
New Stock Pacific Clipper Line
JllSt Received. Broadway and jrd?venu?
Canadian Bank * Commerce
Head Office Toronto, Ontario
CAPITAL, $6,000,000.
SKAGWAY AGENCY.
AN AGENCY OF THIS BANK HAS BEEN OPENED IN THE MOORK
BLOCK, NEXT DOOR TO THE FIRST BANK OF
SKAGWAY, Corner State and 5th Ave.
A. SCOTT, Agent.
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Skagway Coal Co.
Gillman=-r ?
Wellington ^oai
Our coal is Sacked and we deliver
to any part of the city.
All Coal sold by weight
Hav and Grain
Broadway and
Second Avenue
/
HOORE'S WHARF CO.
OPERATING THb MOORE WHARF AT
SK AGS WAV BAY, ALASKA.
Seven hundred and fifty feet deep water
frontage.
Sheltered from the high winds of Lynn Canal. The only Wharf at which
tela of large tonnage can lay and discharge at any and all times.
?ojr For further Information apply at ofhce on wharf.
H. A. Bauer
The Largest
GENERAL HERCHANTS
And
YUKON ? AILIN OITFI TERS
IN ALASKA
Boots^ Shoes, Rubber and Oiled Goods of all Kinds. Dry Goods, Dress
Goods, Fancy oods, Hats, Caps, Cured Meats, Groceries, Glassware
Tinware, Crockery and Woodenware.
Our T? Sell Goods
Our tylotto: TO please OU? J??TgOItfS
lii Gin i Mill Ml | m it in
Our Experience Enables Us to Give
Satisfaction With every Order Sold
H ! . BAUER
Holly St
BRANCH STORE AT CYEA

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