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THE DAILY ALASKAN.
Till i?Ait* Alaskan will lotrodue* jroo
to mil tilt people wort:, d nowiuK li?
,<?* rr home ?very nwiylnf. ? f)()Q
fiNun.ber who rrad it dally
PRICE 10 CENTS
: The Largest And Finest Hotel in Alaska.
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A ?' i Modern Improvements. Sample Rooms for Commercial Men.
BONO ST SCT. BROAOWAY ANO RUN"4LLS
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NO BAR? MO BUNK* W?nt? KolUltad
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Golden North Hotel
^ A First-CUss Mo'el ^
" Kates Reasonable
2 fhos. W bitten. Manager. Bond Street, b*lw?ti Main anj S' te
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tl -I li? *? Ihr Wmr)
ELECTRIC blOHTS
: *o. _ Ian I riizpah Mouse
Mk. and Mm. A. f Mkad, I'koprikt.i ?;
Formerly oJ Mi T?bor,(>?.>
Cor 5th Av. bet. Broad wav and t>te
<lpp*?ilr ? l>? Hull
Prices 25c to 50c Skiijjway, ? t.-ka
Kver* ' Kir*M .?? Kleetrlc Li* . ..ud
' ? ? BelU I
ST. JAMES HOTEL
k? ' 1*5 |
Cor'er Fourth Avenue and
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h- Oi>;> Fire t*n* Rate#
K ? :n Va?k:t p* Mink-rate
OCCIDENTAL HOTEL
[European Plan]
ERNEST F MILLER. M?n,ger
iV-t appointed hotel t "?'< Elegantl) ftiruiihod.
E.eetr;.- I.ikjht-. < 'oinfortnMv heated. Klne. large
warm lobby.
u? -'orATLlN-K ? >MHKE MINERS KeanonableTenn*
: Lake View Hotel
? Lake Bennett. B. C.
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X K A ^ Everything tir?t-ola??. Elegant I-'ur
? S Near steaml>oat landing*.
? II, ... - M - Ral roadA taakMBta Terni? reasonable
?&>-? ?MI83KE
F. F. CLARK. PROPRIETOR
The Pacific Hotel
f iirtpmii PI?M.
I itth avpr r Vjr M i?n C W Klippel. Manager.
Uaf lie -v Most Comfortable
I >cl 1 1 1> Rooms In the City
II Hn% Kl I. MKIttl ?Vt ALAftftA.
LODGING JV BO AtD FtR MtAL ?5<- HtufclK *5.0
HOTEL WI6KSTR0M
Beard and Lodging per week 16 and Is. 70
Johnson i> errae, Near old Kostoftue. NO B Atf See the High Flag Pole
Rainier Hotel <& Restaurant
jti BROADWAY. K rank Hall. Prop.
Excellent Meals &'> ernu. All the dehcacie* the market affords. Bext ohef?
mi k>vni Handsomely furnished room*. Electric light-. city water
ami hmt v -vurmodation* in the city
SKAGWAY - ALASKA
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The MONDAMIN
HANSEN A TEN N ANT. Prop?.
Moat Modcru Hotel In Alaaka.
Lighted. Svperior to any Hotel North of Seattle.
^ x T?. S. GRIFFIN
R, DEALER
S^>idO. ,nJ v.,,,, v. Skagway
freight to
Dawson !
Before Making arrangements to
ship your goods down the Yukon
please give us a call. We guaran
tee you will save money by pat
ronizing our scow to Dawson.
Scows, Boats, all kinds of
Lumber, Stoves, Ranges and
Hardware for sale.
Y. Y. T. Company,
Lake Bennett, B. C.
M. KING, Manager
J. 5. Graham
Tailored Gowns
Is showing a mo?t invit iujr array Of n .w
Tailored Gowns You have your
choice of Tight-fitting and Fly-front
style#, all in the new shape*. Sltiru.
with train effect, and short, jaunty
Jacket, or Tight-fitting Bodice, lined
throughout with silk and marked by a
finish and artistic elegance character
istic of all goods carried byCRAHAM.
We have a beautiful line
of
Cloth Skirts
in Serge*. Broadcloths,
and Alpacas.
Iu4 Ik* HanKrr ? llrtf.
"Say, Mister. this is Canadian money
and I voulj'nl pass it, G ve me good Am- |
encan money for it." said an excited wo
man to Mr. Scott at the window of ihe
Canadian Bank of Commerce a few days
ago. presenting him with a bright five dol
lar gold piece with the pronounced Ameri
can spread eagle on it, lettering, dates and
all clear and unmistakably "Yankee." I
Mr. Scott examined the American gold
piece critically, satisfied himself it was a
puie coin, and suppressing an indinati m to
smile enquired the name of the wise com
mercial Solomon who had pronounced it
"Canadian money." She gave him the
name.
"You are satisfied that this is Canadian
money, .Madam?"
"Of course, and I don't want it. Uiv;
me good American money. I suppose vou
won't go back on vtur own money, will
yer? '
"Madam," said the cool banker, handing
her a live dollar U. S. bill, "I shall be only
too pleased to give vou five dollar bills for
all such as this you can possibly bring j
me. Dood dav, Madam."
The woman walked out with her head
up. looking as if she had brought up one |
Cana lian with a round turn, and Mr.
Scott, with a broad smile on his face and 1
the gold piece in his hind, concluded that
: there was one man in Skagwav whose
business acumen would never drive him to
' an insane asvlum, and that he had a com
panion in a woman fullv equal to him in
point of discernment. The joke comes in
the fact that Canada issue* no gold coin of
anv denomination.
*lrai?rr? Dur In fori.
The following steamer - are scheduled to
J arrive on the dates named:
Al-ki Thursday. May 1 1
Utopia Thursday, May u
City of Seattle Saturday, May l)
Tees Sunday. May 14
Orizaba Mondav, May ij
Alpha Monday, May 15
Dirigo.. Tuesday, May 16
Laurada Wednesday, May 17
Cutch Wednesday, Mav 17
Humboldt Saturday, May 20
City of Topeka Saturday, Mav 20
Farallon Monday. May 22
Rosalie Monday. Mav 22
Amur Tuesday, Mav ij
Danube Tuesday, Mav 2)
Just received from the factory, fre?h
stock of Lowne 's candies. Kelly & Co.
5-n-4t
Bonbons and chocolates just from Boston.
Lownev's name on everv piece. Kelly 4
Co. 511-41
Wholesale
and Retail
N. K. WILSON
Druggist
Iiargest Stock
^Physicians' Prescriptions garefully [ompunded
Holly Ave, Near State.
1NMU IMOKI'OH l???
MERCHANTS
BHNK OF $ HEAD OFFICE
HHLIFRX.
HALIFAX, N. S.
I. E. KENNY, Pres. D. H. DC.VCA.N, oen Mgr. I
Paid IIP Capital $1,500,000. . -i
Rest $1,250,000.
A General Banting Bu?ine? TranaacUid. Gold Dun'. Purchased
Bill* of Exchange Bought and Sold. Corre?pondem? in Xew
York, Honiou, Chicago, Mil Kntnciaco and Seattle.
F. L. MURRAY, Manager H.'mif u Branch.
in in i
? t urn
! Through Traffic Arrange
ments Made
TO ALL IN 1'fiKIOR POINTS
I rom I'uffi Mound and rlllah Co
lumbia Port# With Hrllnblt
Nlftnuhlp and Ntraraboat
pitulra. Including I'pptr Yukon
and l,ak?i-HrhrduU of lrfl|lil
and P?uru|?r Kal?a<
i General Mana er Hawkins and General j
Traffic Manager Crav, of the White Pass
| & Yukon railroad, have entered into i
through traffic arrangements with a num- 1
ber of reliable steamship companies ope rat- j
ing between Puget Sound and British Co
lumbia ports and Skagway, and reliable
steamboats plving on the Upper Yukon |
and lakes, to Interchange freight and pas- j
; senger traffic. This was done to meet the
J strong competition now being made bv the
I steamers on the St- Michael run.
| During the season of '<>8 the passenger
rates ranged from >250 to >350 Irom Seattle
to Dawson, and the freight rates were on
an average ot >300 per ton between the
same points. The through traffic arrange
ments alreadv mentioned will result in di
verting hundreds of fons of freight and
many passengers away from St. Michael
through Skagway, the only practical gate
| way into the interior ot Alaska and British
j Columbia.
PASSENGER RATES.
The passenger rates are as follows:
1 From Puget Sound and British Colum
bia ports to Dawson, Si 3; first class and
>127.50 second class. Children over $ and
under 12, half fare, 150 pounds of brggage
free on each whole ticket and 75 on each
half ticket.
From Puget Sound and British Colum
bia ports to Atlin, $75 first class and (47.50
second class. Children over 5 and under
12, half fare. 1 50 pounds of baggage free
on eacij whnfc U-k* a?wl 7 5 fwjnds on
each half ticket.
These rates will be strong inducements
for passengers to come to Skagway and
must necessarily greatlv benefit the local 1
merchants and hotel keepers, as it is a well
known fact that an argonaut going in'o
the interior his never been known to come
to Skagway without spending some
money. Considering that hotel keepers in
Dutch Harbor are making great prepara
tions this year to entertain prospective ar
gonauts going into the interior via St.
Michael, they will be sorelv disappointed
before the <eason is over when they learn
from the outside world that the great bulk
of the business has been turned to Skag
by the efforts ot the White Pass & Yu
kon railroad.
FREIGHT RATES.
Hie freight rates scheduled are ? fol
lows, from Puget Sound and British Co
lumbia ports and Atlin:
In lots of less than ten tons, >100 per
ton.
In lots of over ten tons, too per ton.
From Puget Sound and British Columbia
ports to Dawson there are three classes of
freight, viz.:
First class, *160 per ton, will consist of
all commodity s In lots of less than one
half ton.
Second class, ft 55 per ton, will consist
of all commodities in lots of over ten tons.
Third dasf, f 1 36 per ton, will consist of ,
special staple commodities in lots of ten or j
more tons, such as beans, bacon, flour, |
sugar, machinery, nail?, spikes, oats, feed, j
lime, hams, ctc.
LIVE STOCK.
Prom Puget Sound and British Colum
bia ports to Dawson, >82 per head tn lots
ot not less than fourteen head, or car load.
Considering that these rates are about
t rve-half the charges that were in effect
during tftgSIt should be gratifying to many
large and small shippers as it will give the
small outfitter a chance to ship his goods
into the Interior and compete with the
larger companies- The public is appreci
ating this fact for It is already contracting
with the White Pass & Yukon railroad to
send its freight forward this way, for the
reason that the company guarantees deliv
ery during the early season of navigation.
It is now a recognized fact that there are j
5000 tons of freight tied up on the lower
Yukon which left Puget Sound and British
Columbia ports tarlv in the season of '08,
and the chances are slim that the majori'v j
of these shipments will ever reach their j
destination as there is great danger ol
many of the boats being wrecked when the
lea goes out. Another reason that Skag
way should feel elated over the fact that I
the great majority of freight and passrn
gers will go into the interior this
way in future is that in most case* men in
charge accompany the shipment* and will
spend money Ireelv while arranging to
have their goods transported via the differ
ent steamer connections,
Messrs. Lokowitz, Estes, Thatcher. |
Manlv and Steil, the committee on Mason
ic organization appointed about a month ?
ago by the Masons of Skagway, held .1
special mteting last evening and discussed
at length the advisability of organizing a
Masonic lodge. I he results were not fa- 1
vorable to such an organizetion, the con
census of opinion being that conditions in I
Skagway wete n t sufficiently settled to
insure the permanency of a Masonic lodge,
The population was still too much of a
floating character and it would be difficult
to Induce Masons to send for their demits
to put them in a Skagway lodge. There
were also so many difficulties In the way
of getting a charter and expenses connect
ed with the installation of officers, that for
the present it was deemed l>est to recom- !
mend adversely to the pl?n. It was sug
gested that a Masonic club might be regu- 1
larly organized and maintained on social
lines, and these several views will be rec
ommended at a meeting of the Masons to '
be held Frldav evening, May 19, In Estes'
dancing hall on Main street n??r Uhw
Christian Cndrnvor Convention.
There is some talk among the member*
of the local Christian Endeavor Society
about having a convention of all the Alas
ka Endeavor Societies in Skagway. There
are societies at Juneau and Sitka, which, ,
with the local body, would make quite .1 .
respectable gathering in i convention. Mr.
Reid, of the Y. M. C. A. and an earnest !
worker In the Christian Endeavor cause, J
thinks that the idea is a practical one and
that it would do more to unite the young
Christian people of Alaska than anything J
else. Judge Sehlbrede believes in the idea
and is willing to aid in any way to hel|>
along the scheme. Miss Sehlbrede, presi
dent of the Skigwav Christian Endeavor,
is looking into the matter and will begin
corresponding with the leaders of the work j
in Sitka and Juneiu.
Irrib .Ural for tlllii.
Geo. H. Prescott, igent of N. P. Shaw,
who came up from Victo'ia several days
ago, left for Bennett yesterday. He is
going to build a large slaughterhouse at
Bennett, to which the N. P. Shaw Com
pany, of Victoria, will ship live stock.
This company has the contract for supply
ing fresh meat to the Pacific Contract
Company, and with the coming warm
weather it was deemed best to slaughter
the beef at Bennett. Mr. Prescott thinks
a good market in the Atlin country- will be
secured also in supplying all the boats on
the upper river run.
i , i, Di:r?HTni:xT of AiimcitTi'Bi!- wk*th kb mi
Voluntary Obwrrirt MMuorologlol Record
Skagwav, Alaska, April 1899. Latitude 69.5 N, Longitude 13J Time West 5 P. m.
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PRECIPITATION
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SUMMARY:
Mean maximum <30.2
Mean minimum 32.6
Mean .17.5
Maximum.
Minimum JJ
Number of tlear dav? '1
GEORGE SEXTON, Voluntary Observer.
is nil 11
in i a
Col. C. J. Eddy, of the C. M.
& St. P. in Skagway.
MAKES A FLYING VISIT
In Knrr?rtlr Hall road nan Who
k u Hiialnrai by III*
IJoud foinr* r? ? Will Kflurn
% K u I II Vr?l Mlllimrr.
Cel. C. J- Eddy, general agent of the
Chicago. Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad,
with headquarters in Pol Hand, Ore., made
a tlying visit to Skagway, arriving on the
Rosalie and leaving again on the same
steamer In the evening Colonel Eddy
;.imc in the interest of his road and to see
for himself the advantages posses<?d bv
rtkagwav. What he did see exceeded his
anticipations. He came to Alaska about
seven years ago, before Skagway was in
existence, and his steamer only got as far
as Chilkoot inlet. He expiessed himself
as surprised at everything he saw here.
He Mid:
"I certainly never expected to find civil
ization advanced to tbe point you have it
here: Electric light; water power, tele
phone and what-not. These surprise one.
Then the extent of your business interests.
Immense stacks of merchandise for which
special warehouses are necessary, the large
number of extensive business houses, and
all doing a large business, these are the
things that have more than surprised me,
and I cert inly go away with j very dit
ferent opinion of Skagwav and its possi
bilities than I ever had before. It has been
an educational trip throughout, and I shall
have a great deal to sav to our people
whe.i I get back, for I >hall be in a condi
tion to speak intelligently from personal
observation and not trom hearsay
' 'Skagwav is now known hll over the
world and I was anxious to see what it
looked like and its possibilities. The rail
road hi* midr r mrr luwn a permanency
and that of itself is a great inducement to
capital, which is sure to find its wav here
in course of time. One of these enter
prises should be a large first-class hotel,
well built and less on the shack order.
Such a hotel would be a great advertise
ment to the town, especially for tourists.
That will all come, however. Skagwav
up to the time of the completion of the
railroad may be said to have been experi
mental. That, however, is past, and vou
want permanent structures in keeping with
your permanent town.
"Our company has kept track ot Alaska
affairs for the reason that last year our
road hauled an immense ?mcunt of Alas
kan business, both passengers and freight:
As soon as the Klondike excitement broke
out I opened an office In Seattle, and it
proved a profitable move We now handle
much of the Alaska trade and do not pro
pose to lose any of It."
Colonel Eddv has promised to return to
Skagwav wi lt his wife in July and will
stay long enough to take a short trip into
the Interior.
The I ml" Piya m line of ftlfiy Unl.
Inr* it it d Mill Ira.
One week ago tomorrow this usual I v
placid city was shaken from center to cir
cumference with the report that a blood,
curdling. vein-freezing murder had been
attempted. Investigation on the part of
the DAILY ALASKAN at that time went
to show that two men, named respectively
Joe Bunyan and fc"d. Drew, had Indulged
in that sacred right of all free born i>r nat
uralized American citizens, namelv, they
differed. Thev not only differed but, in
Georgia parlance/'they done wrapped." In
the mix-up Bunyan's face is said to have
tven used by Drew as a cuspidor.
Evidentlv Bunyan then thought of the
old motto: "He who would expect to rate
as a gentleman, must not expectorate in
my face." In view of these circumstances
and conditions Bunvan is alleged t? have
wr pped a glass pitcher around Drew's
neck 'n a manner not observed by loving
ni thers orteachersof kindergarten schools.
Later Drew went outside the building and
passed a few rocks through a glass door at
Bunyan, when the latter reciprocated by
rushing out with a hatchet and attempting
to touch Drew on the cranium in no en
dearing terms. He missed fire on this, for
tunately. As a result Drew went to a hos
pital and Bunyan went to jail.
Yesterday afternoon was the time set for
the trial of the prisoner, who appeared
with a bl. nd smile. Drew appeared with
his head in a sling. But the trial was a
brief affair, much to the ehagrin of a few
dozen scandal mongers who had congregat
ed in Judge Sehlbrede's office, expecting
to hear and witness a rare treat. Lawyers
J. G. Price and C. S. Blanket' appeared
respectively in behalf of the common
wealth and defendant. The charge of
''assault with a deadly weapon" was
withdrawn, being substituted with that of
"assault and batterv." To the latter the
prisoner pleaded guilty and the Judge im
posed a fine of Ijo and costs, amounting In
all to >62, which was paid.
Justice was appeased and drew's head I*
r .pidlv healing.
Blankets, dirt cheap, at Clavson's,

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