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. .. IMUIilT I'lHI'l UTIM ?? Ait lUati offn to >a?^?ct en ? r< w* ? larftr clrcvUtlta tlun >11 THE DAILY -ygijr ALASKAN. VOI.. II. NO. 2oS SKAQWAY. ALASKA. THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 25, 1899 Tiib i)ailv Alaskan will Introduce yoa to all tht people wort!. knowing. Id er ry borne every mocnl Df. C fi(|0 Number who read It dally PRICE 10 CENTS The Largest And Finest Hotel in Alaska. TIKE H?TEL< Kun?|M*Mii I'lau. A Modern Improvements. Sample Rooms for Commercial Men. ?ONO ST ?tT. 8HOAOWAY AND STA ft ? ? ... -. ? ? - ?*a>fort*bU Rooms mo ' *R-fiO BU*K* P*tf>cr?9? of Euslrt* R?% tdooto Soiloltod v'.jlden North Hotel A Firsi-CUss Ho'el Kales Reasonable Thus VN In* en. Manager. b?nj Street, between Main anJ S' .te OCCIDENTAL HOTEL (l -i i>? t-au Ptao] ERNEST F v.'LLER, Manager . .i|>|x>iiit i in i.u Kleirautlv fiii'ihuhdl. KUvtru* l.iifh'is row1! ? ib?y heated. I .>??, lartf? Hv.i , ..irtfrt for VTI.l MIIK'K M:.\Si,? Kewouablc T?-riu? mtm- .? K w-t ... - .?}(\ Klectrie i LUm aud ST. JAMES HOTEL Corner Fo.irth Avenue and S a e h- nrnrH- - . i )uli Fire IW i; . .. n Alaska "wra JJp \7 |_ ^ 1 * II IX f ifth Avenue, Poruu-rl\ l\Li " HUl'lD McKinnej Street, near Broadway. RESTAURANT " ^Lodging House n\JStJ BERNMOrPCR The Pacific Hotel I - Vr M-iin >tr?t. C. W Klippel. Manager. L),,f uc v> Most Comfortable L>cllll> jft; Rooms In the City IIHns tSHMHIIi. HKK.I li, AiAftKA. Rainier Hotel <& Restaurant ii: BKoAUWAY. Krank Hall, Prop. Kxvllirul flit* the ilrlicaciv* the market affords. Kent chefs ?ni|>k>ved Ilan<lv>m> ly furnished room*. Electric city water and best ar<s>ininodation>> in the oitjr SKAGWAY - ALASKA MERC HA KITS | ??=? BANK OP | HKAD OF Fit K HALIFAX. | I HALIFAX, N. S. I E. KRNNY, Pres. D. II. DUNCAN. den. Mgr. Paid up Capital $1,500,000. Rest $1,250,000. A General Buniciug Businent Transacted. Gold Dust Purchased. Bill* of Exchange Bought and Sold. Correspondents in New Yoi Boston. ( hicago, San Francisco and Seattle. F. L. MURRAY, Manager Bennett Branch. Hammocks Hammocks at W. L. GREEN'S HARDWARE AND MINERS SUPPLIES. NEW LINE OF DISHES JCST RECEIVED. Holly St* bet. Main and State, - Skagway. Washington News Stand M iss Mary Barry, Successor to Mr*, Pillmau. Choice Stock of Fresh Fruits, Candies and Nuts. Best Brands of Cigars and To baccos. Headquarters for all the latest Magazines and Periodicals. 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 rnr>i7:ing our scows to Dawson Scows, Boats, all kinds of Lumber, Stoves, Ranges and Hardware for sale. V. Y. T. Company, Lake Bennett, B. 0. M. KING-, Manager High-Grade Novelties in Suits^__^^^^ The most exclusive and select line of Ladies' Tailor Made Suits from New York City's most extensive and up to-date manufacturers controll by us only. summer Capes .... A lovely assortment in Summer Capes, both Cloth and Silks. FARRAR & CLEVELAND, I Closing out sale of Notions .... Beginning Wednesday. May 24. Ladies' Kid Gloves reduced from $2 to $1.25 Hooks and Eyes. 4 cards for 5c. Jrochet Cotton 10c spool now 6 for 25c. Corduroy skirt binding 3 yds 25c now 6 for 25c Belding sewing silk 4 spools for 25c. Laces, Doylies and Jet Trimmings, half price. Embroidery Silk. 8 skeins for 25c. OxorMllou l?n> The Skagway Veteran Club is prep ir ng an elaborate programme for Decoration Jav, next Wednesday. May 10, and, if arried out a? intended, will be a solemn iccasion. A procession of military and ivic organizations, including citizens, will orm in front of the Citv hall at i:jo p. ii., and after a procession through the treets, will visit the cemetery and dec irate and have services over the grave* of he veterans. A program of exercises will )e rendered in the evening in some hall not i-et selected. Bar supplies at Green's. Heaters of all kinds at Vinings. Browned'* store ? Miner'* tool*. Cook stoves at cost. H. A. Bauer. Crockery and glassware at Green's. French tissue paper. Kelly & Co. i6- jt Cloride of lime, 2V tier lb, H. A. Bauer. Clover seed for sale by Lilly Bros. 5-)-! m Singer sewing machine- -wholesale cost. H. A. Bauer. from Hrnnrll to lllln The following table of distances from j Bennett to Atlin was made by the North west mounted police, and roav be consid ered as verv nearly correct: Miles. Bennett to Taku Point 42 Taku Point to Golden Gate 4? G<>l Jen Gate to Taku ritv 18 Portage to Atlin L ike a Atlin T-.ike to Atlin ?'lty 8 Total uo telegraph r Ta|lik< The Canadian government is losing no time in pushing the construction work of its telegraph line to Dawson City as rap Idly as possible. Mr. Hawkins, who just returned from Bennett, reports that the line was now completed to a point about half way between Dawson and Tagish post, and that the latter point would be reached within 1 verv few days. Children's shoes at Klondike Trading Company. For first -class dress suits go to Clay son's. DAWSON AND ATLIN CANADIAN DEVELOPMENT CO. (Limited.) H. MAITLAND KERSEY, ? ? ? Managing Director. STEAMSHIPS: Australian. Victorian. Columbian. Canadian. Anglian. Zealandian. Tasmanian. Through Tickets and Rills of Lading from Skajjwav or Bennett to DAWSON and ATLIN. Daily Servce on Lakes and Upper Yukon For Rates and Reser vations apply to FRED H. WORLOOK, Gen. Apt. 214 BROADWAY, SKAGWAY. ALASKA. Bennett to Dawson 3 days ew ni i 1! NMIf Prospects That It Will Be in One Week. SURFACE WATER ON ICE ?(?mill ft'lrna ?:nou|li for IVagoua on summit l.akr-Bnlldliig a Trail Through Tw??illl? t>ll. yon - Hallway ?irad?-d Hoad Uood lo HrnneU. Chief Engineer Hawkins, of the White Pass road, returned yesterday from a trip to Bennett and reports prospects good for an early opening of navigation should the weather continue warm, as It was this last week. The ice on Summit lake, he says, was sate and firm when he came over it Tuesday, with the exception of a few feet around the edges. At the south end ot the lake, which has been planked over In order to make It safe, there is from six Inches to a foot ot water and melted snow over the surface of the ice for over five miles. This, however, had not hindered the wagons traveling back and forth. Then there are two miles through the canyon road which Is on the railway grade to the head of Middle lake. For some time to come yet there will be two miles of a pack trail and sled rnad through this canyon, and from there on there will be a good wagon road on the railway grade direct into Bennett. When Mr. Hawkins came over this two miles of canyon trail the snow was ve'y soft and travel was not good, so that freight was being handled with considera ble difficulty. This new trail through the c.nyon is expected to be completed in two or thr<.e days. The railway grade from the end of the can von into Bennett is down hill and in excellent condition. The old trail does n >t seem to be in use by any body. The grade is practically completed from Bennett to a point seven miles beyond the summit, and fair progress is being made between the summit and Middle lake There is still a great deal of snow shovel ing to be done, and within a very few days the company will put on all the men that they can possibly get and push the work as rapidly as possible. | As ?oon as the conditions of thr ice on Suinm't lake shall preclude further travel over it dvnamite will be used to open a channel for the use of a small steamer that is now on Its way up from Juneau to be transtered by cars to the lake. This boat will then give constant service and will connect with the railway grade road at the foot of the lakes. There will naturally be a tew days be tween the softening ot the ice on Summit lake and the breaking of it when the onlv means of reaching Bennett from the sum mit will be bv the old pack trail. The company has about 650 men at work on the other side of the summit, beside over inoon this side, ballasting the grade. Additional men will be put on as the weather and the condition of the snow will permit of it. Bennett, Mr. Hawkins says, Is very act ive as the result of the near opening of navigation and all the new steamers are ready fur launching the moment the ice clears away. Kitllroiid lo Itawioia. A dispatch from Vancouver says that there are .'several exploratory survey parties going ov;i the ground preparatory to report ing upon the feasibilitv of the prcject ot a railroad to Dawson. If the idea is carried out the Eldorado of the north will have direct railroad communication with the ea?t. The portion of the journey between Uawson and Dease lake has already been explo^edialso a portion of the Stlckeen river. A party under the leadership of O'Dwver, of the department of railwavs and canals, is now en route to made a sur vey from Hazleton to the head waters of the Skeena, and another party is now In this city en route to explore the route on that part of the Stickeeu which has not been covered, .-nd the two parties will meet somewhere' on the headwaters of tne Skeena river. When this has been accom plished, and it is expected the parties will meet in September or October next, the onlv portion of the r ute uncovered will be the portion from Edmonton to the east boundary of British Columbia. *ilrnnirr? IMir In Fart. The following steamers are scheduled to arrive on the dates named: Cutch Wednesday, May 24 Al-ki Thursday, May 25 Humboldt Monday, May ttj Dlrlgo Tuesday, May )c Orizaba Tuesday, May 3c Laurada Wednesday, May ji Tees Wednesday. May )i City of Seattle Friday, June 3 Amur Friday, June i Alpha due Sunday, June i Cottage City Sunday, June t Farallon. Monday. June < Alpha. Monday, June | > alter. All fire companies ate requested to meet with equipments, In front of the City hall at 1 p.m. May 30, to partlcipte in memori al services. CHIEF FLEMING. fli IIS K Efforts Making lo Save the Charges on Same. HOLDING LIQUORS HERE Nhipprra Hrllevo Thrjr Cnn Kfrp Tlirm In Hon di d Warihouir I IllJUlfl UIh ii !*eW Liquor I.I rrinr \\ III t?o I n to Kffrcl-' n? I utlriK l Ions. U- S. convoys in charge of liquors bond ed through to Log Cabin have not been doing a land office business lately. In fact no liquors have been forwarded tor some time for the reason that shippers are en deavoring to save convoy charges by a new plan of action. There lus been some talk among those passing liquors through to British Columbia that, in order to save convov charges, they will allow their liquors to remain in this port until after July i, when the new liquor license shall be in force, which will enable them to have their liquors entered same as other bonded merchandise. The customs officials at this port are not satisfied that these shippers can hold their liquors here with any such object. In view of the fact that in the regulations govern ing the movements of liquors in Alaska there is no provision tor warehousing in toxicating liquors; hence the inference would be that if the law was strictly en forced these shippers would haven right to leave their liquor in Ska^wav, and the customs officials would be justified in ship ping it back to Bri'ish Columbia. At present there is not much liquor com ing for transfer to Log Cabin, fot the rea son, perhaps, that the embargo placed on all liquor going into the Yukon district has overstocked the liquor market in Bennett, and until that is worked off none will be ordered for either Bennett or Atlin. Deputy Co lector Andrews is awaiting the return oi Collector Ives before deciding what action to take in the natter of al lowing shippers to stack up their liquors in the warehouse here until after July l. To T>kr Alaaka Cenaua. ?' "? - ?<! Samuel C. Dunham, special agent of the twelfth census of the Northern district of Alaska, is in Seattle en route to his field of labor. He is going to prepare the way for a round up of the inhabitantsof Alaska .ind carries blank commissions for eighty men to aid him as enumerators, should he need that force. Mr. Dunham will cover the Yukon dis trict, and he hopes to make a complete census. He will remain in Alaska until October, 1900, at which date, he figures, his report wl'l be rradv. The agent's first stop will be at Circle Jitv, where he will arrange his districts. From there he will go to Kotzebue and Kovokuk, and back to St. Michael. The last census of Alaska, and for that matter the only one, was taken in i8qo, and showed that out of a total of 40,000 people there were 9,000 ^whites. The cen sus of 1900 will undoubtedly show a good ly number of people In that countrv, and Mr. Dunham expects hard work. Vaudeville show Tonight. The Boston Extravaganza company will I give an artistic and refined vaudeville en- 1 tertainment tonight in Fireman's hall. This company is composed of some of the best specialty artists in the countrv, picked from the best companies in the states. Miss Jennie Riggs, who has just finished an engagement with the "Daz zler" company, Is numbered among the Company's artists, and is ably supported by Miss Pvne, who is on her first visit to this coast, having been formerly connect ed with eastern dramatic companies. Mr. Frank Simmons and H. B. Levie are in charge of the troupe of twenty artists i and are waiting in Skagway until the I lakes open, wh n they will take the com- j pany to Dawaon. t'llaalniuiona. Jrftrlra ? l| In J unc ?. New York, May 17.? The day of the I Bob Fitzsimmons- Jeffries tight before the j Coney Island Athletic Club has been fixed > at June 9, and George Slier, of Chicago, wilt be referee. The latest style in hats at Klondike Trading Company. The Pacific Coast Company will run ! lighters once a week to Haines Mission. For rates apply at the office of the company Miners outfits put up on short notice ; Best goods at cheapest prices. Klondike | Trading Co.? Sylvester's. HI! Of 111 1 1. 1 1. II Delinite Steps to Insure It in Skagway. BY BOARD OF DIRECTORS lor ? (if ncml lanitii, Kludlf Coitaeniliig la ?.o With lh? Dl? rrrlori ?laia HHIIn|t'IIUd for *ezl Kundar. A special meeting of the board of direc ors was held last evening In the Y. M. C. \. annex to meet with Prof: T. S. Llppv n conference over association matters. Prof. Lippy, for many years prior to his aking up with mining interests in Alaska, served in the capacity of general --ecretary n some of the leading associations, and Is i man of wide experience in association vork. At the present time he Is a mem >er of the international committee of the foung Men's Christian Association and hairtnan of the Pacific Northwest. His mrpose in meeting with the local directors vas to take some steps to insure the per nanencv of this w rk in Skagwav. He e ported that much interest from all over he coun'.ry is b ing centered on the work it Skagwav, which is the pioneer in this treat Northwest country. The reports hat have been made of the work here, >oth through the local secretary and those *ho have passed through Skagway on heir way to the states, have been very (ratifying. Mr. Llppv alsoexoessed himself as very nuch pleased with the result of his per sonal investigation of the work in the lo :al field and congratulated the directors on :heefficency of the same. After a general discussion of the work, nr. Lippy proposed a plan for a general ;anvass, kindly consenting to go personal ly in company with the directors, in orJer that the work here might be placed on a more permanent footing and definite basis Thus far no sub criptions for the work have been solicited, and while no great amount is needed, for it is estimated that f 1 25 per month will properly sustain the local work, vet it is vitally necessary that this amount should be provided for In the way of a definite income. The directors voted unanimously to ac cept the kind offer of Mr. Lippy and pro ceed at once to push the canvass. Thev voted also to plan, it possible, for 1 public mass meeting for Sunday after noon. at which Dr. Randall, Prof. Lippv and others would speak. Further an nouncement of th's will be made later. It is hoped that a generous response may be met with in this appeal for so worthy a cause, tor no citizen is so narrow as not to recognize the j,ood work of the Y. M. C. A. in Skagwav as a public institution. !>0. IO Udorido Mold. John Erickson has sold his valuable Klondike claim, No. to, Eldorado creek, to a syndicate of Swedish capitalists, and Is in the citv on his way north to make the formal transfer. This property Is one of the most valuable on the Yukon, and since he has had it Erickson has cleaned up close to $500,000. The price he obtained for the treasure land could not be learned. Erukson is accompanied by Count Harry Gibson, of Sweden, who is a wealthy young man, and has extensive interests in the north. He accompanied Mr. Erickson on a recent trip to Europe and will return there.with him next fell. Illrliuru of I. Idle .Hillock. Ex Gov. John H. McGraw, of Wash ington, and Gen. E. M. C.rr ars meeting with great success in developing claim No. 8 on Little Minook, Alaska. According to a conservative estimate given Feb. 5, the claim will produce Isoo.ooo, unless there is a great falling off from the average pro duct of the different shaft >. Although great secrecy Is observed bv those directly interested in claim No. 8, it Is a fact that on Monday last >125,000 marine insurance was taken out on the gold that will be sent down on the early boat. It is also a fact that this amount will be increased unless there is a change in the piogram. far Bargain* Go to H. C. Smithsons, on Third street, between Broadway and State. 8x10 tents, ts 50. Leather top rubber packs, boots and shoes, and general outfitting. Two wagons, H5 *ach. 5-j-im It is a curious thing how a rumor grows. The rumor got started in some old wav that Vining's Is the best place to get At.ln outfits. N. K. WILSON Wholesale and Retail Druggist Largest Stock J^Ptjysiciaiis' Prescriptions (Jarefuliy [ompunded Holly Ave. Near State.