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O* M ?? art always op*n to iMpiCt I W?<?t MMN * jr<?r orcuUttoft ^ vttw: Al4?k? pap*** THE DAILY ALASKAN. 'in Daily Alaskan will Introduce you to all tilt people wortt. ?nowio?. lb, er rv home every mornlnf. C <100 'Number who re*d It dally uuv VOL. II. NO. 2o9 SKAGWAY, ALASKA. FRIIMY MORNING, MAY 26, 1899 PRICE 10 CENTS : r:tr : : l'be Largest And Finest Hotel in Alaska. THE H?TEL< K?rop?ui n Improvements. Sam SONO ST. BCT. 8ROAI Kun>|H*?ii Plan. AM VoJern Improvements. Sample Roomt for Commercial Men. ? J berg ?.>flDfsrtabl? Rooroe Fetroreg* o! Bmn?? R?? ? NO ?*HR- NO bunks tdente Soltelted : : ? ^ ^ A First-Class Hotel t Kates Reasonable i.tlden North Hotel 5 Thus V\ ;,i en. Manager. b Strwt. between Main and S? ite > ?????' > ;??????????? ' ???? OCCIDENTAL HOTEL |l uvvan l*lan| ERNEST F VJLLER. Manager -e?r :.t .1 hot* n ""kaif vs) KK'x' intl v far: isbeil. '?vti l.iifh'i. ? ??n> ?? ' ibi\ heated. t-' lartfe warm tubby. ??-for xTI.I. VOIKF. M:\Kii? Keanonable Terms Kleotric Lt?n and - Kir"4'1-- .&(h '..Bell. ST. JAMiiS HOTEL Cor er Fo.irth Avenue and S a[e ^ , .. , . " . v* 3?1' 1M-MI. I:| ? 1 Kates Moderate 1 Kb**' HOME Fifth Avenue. Formerly McKinney Street, near I Broadwav. RESTAURANT "k" ^..Lodging House niJSZJ DERNMOrrCR The Pacific Hotel l nr?pr?n Plaa. \ : th .i\ei .e Near Main Street. C. W Klippel. Manager. I),, t U ^ J.*/ Most Comfortable DctlI15> Rooms In the City IIHtls Ml IMIMHLR. HKAUIMI, AI.AMKA. Rainier Hotel <?e Restaurant in B?'?iADWAY. Krank Hall, Prop. kvrlleut Meals I', i i nt? AHthpilrlicarku the market affords He?i chefs *iu|4ovrd Handsomely furnished ro>.in>. Electric lights, city water and ln-l :?i ?'ointuodatmus in the oil) SKAGWAY - ALASKA MERCHANTS fc ,>,"M ' "" BANK OF | HKAt? omen HALIFAX. i 5 HALIFAX. N. s. I. K. KENNY, Pr?>. D. H. DUNCAN, ca-n. Mgr. Paid up Capital $1,500,000. Rest $1,250,000. A I ;eQeraMtttii?iuir Bminesa Transacted. ( .oUi Dust Purchased. Cilia of Kxchaoge Bought and Sold. Correspondent* in New Vork. llnston. < hieajfo. San Franeiaco and Seattle. F. L. MURRAY, Manager Bennett Branch. Gold Scales. all kinds all prices Including an excepti?nally tine line of the celebrated Henry Troemner tcale. All aizeg from loz to 100 or.. W. L. PREEN, Heavy sftid Sheet Hardware, Tin and Graniteware. Miners' Supplies. Fine Lin* of I)ishe? Just Received. Agent* for Buckcve Force Pumps. I Holly Street. Bet. Main and State. Washington News Stand Miss Mary Barry, I .Successor to Mrs. Pillman.) 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 ronizing our scows 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 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, v nln<;injy rmt ?ak of Notions .... Beginning Wednesday. May 24. Ladies' Kid Gloves reduced from $2 to $1.25 Hooks and Eyes, 4 cards for 5c. Crochet 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. may in: co>?oi.i?.?ti;i?. Mirer Bonn Captain E. J. Rathbone, who Is in Skac | way awaiting a favorable opportunity to get over to Ben.iett. has an important mis sion on hand, namely to endeavor to con solidate into one corporation all the steam er lines that propose to do business this [ summer on the lakes and rivers between Bennett and Atlin and Dawson City Captain Rathbone was chosen by the promoted of the scheme, who are local capitalists, to represent their interests, the people Interested realizing that his experi ence and ability as a steamboat man would qualify him to consummate this deal to the best possible advantage. Captain Rathbone has full authority irom the several companies Interested to use his best judgment in bringing the af 1 fair to a consolidation and It Is reason.r le ; to presume that upon Captain Rathbone's return a new corporation will be in a posi tion to take chaige of the entire business I now controlled by the several com panics. t aptain Rathbor.e while in Bennett will complete negotiations already made in re gard to the steamers that will operate between White Horse, Lake Bennett and Dawson this vear. The following steamers are scheduled to arrive on the dates named: | The latest style in hats at Klondike | Trading Company. I Children's shoes at Klondike Trading I Company. For first -class dress suits go to C'lav I son's. II lit* In I'ort. Humboldt Dingo Ori/aba Laurad.t Tees City of Seattle Amur Alpha due Cottage Citv. . Farallon Alpha. Monday, May 29 Tuesday, May ?o Tuesday, iMav jo Wedne?dav, May )l .Wednesday, May ji . . Friday, June 2 . Friday, June 2 .Sunday, June 4 ? Si ndav, June 4 Monday . June 5 Monday, June 5 I DAWSON AND ATLIN CANADIAN DEVELOPMENT CO. (Limited.) H. MAITLAND KERSEY, - ? ? Manning Director. STEAMSHIPS: Australian. Victorian. Columbian. Canadian. Anglian. Zealandian. Tasmanian. Through Tickets and Bills of l-adin^ from Skat; way or Bennett to DAWSON* and ATLIN. Daily Servce on Lakes and Upper Yukon For Rates and Reser vations apply to KRED H. WORLOCK, Gen. A (ft. 214 BROADWAY. SKAGWAY. ALASKA. Bennett ~ \f C to Dawson ^ ; V 11 Adyertising Committee Given | Another Week. LITTLE ACCOMPLISHED! Appointed to Confer | Willi Clly Council for a "Nlta* way Day '?-Friendly Ure?lln| from liar J mini u Chamber of Commerce? Power of Nk?fw?v*i t Im in her In (he Sialea. The Skagway Chamber of Commerce held a special meeting last evening for the purpose of hearing the committee's report having in charge the matter of advertising Skagway as an outfitting point. The at tendance was small and nothing .vas ac complished from the fact that the commit tee was not ready to report and was granted another week In which to make up Its report. The following letter was read from the I president of the Juneau Chamber ot Com- 1 merce and ordered filed for action at a reg ular meeting of the Chamber: "ALASKA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, JUNEAU, May 2), i8qq. "MR. S. G. KAUFMAN, Secretary, "Skagway Chamber of Commerce. "MY DEAR SIR ? 1 was pleased to learn of the recent organization of the Skagway (".lumber of Commerce by the business men and citizens of you' ' wn. "Allow me to convey to you our sincere congratulations and best wishes for the future welfare and usefulness of your Chamber, and I wish to say to you that the Alaska Chamber of Commerce of Ju leau stands ready to extend to you its | Hearty co-operation and assistance in any noves or suggestions on your part which *111 have the tendency to promote the welfare of Alaska, as well as of your o#n town. "lam most heartily In favor of promot ng the best feeling between the two organ zations. and shall work with that end In /iew. Much can be accomplished bv jnltrd action In the way of influencing remedying the wrongs of past legislation macted bv the last congress. Our Cham tier has incessantlv worked for the good of Ihe whole of Alaska, and is pleased to | welcome and join hands with any and all organizations in Alaska who have similar | sbjects in view. "Sincerely yoors, "L. G. Kaufman, "President." Mr. Whitten suggested that in view of the coming to Skagway of members of the Joint High Commission next month that it would be in order to have a "Skagway Day" for the purpose of putting the dtv in order, cleaning streets, alleys and prem ises. After some dlscussl n bv other members in the same line amotion was adopted appointing Messrs. 'Whitten, Whiting and Peoples a committee of three to confer with the City Council in the m tter and have them take the initiatory in the matter. The following letter was read bv the ] secretary: "FRESNO, Calif., i Mav it, i8qq. J "Chamber ot Commerce, "Skagwav, Calif. ?'[.(ear Sir? What is the population of > our place? What chance is there tor a watchmaker and jeweler ? I have been, as vou will see by my card, in the eye busi ness for the past ten years. Can turn to | watch or machinist trade or eye trouble. "What i? the prospects for such a per son and is the place overdone in this line ? "I wrote to another partv, not knowing there was a Chamber In Skagwav until I saw it in the Chronicle yesterday. "What I rm after is to benefit mvself | financially. "Hoping to hear from you. "Yours respectfully, "A. JEFTS.' The secretary was instructed to send j him an answer. The chamber adjourned to meet again In | special session next Wednesday evening. The Juneau Daily Alaska Dispatch of Tuesday's Issue announces the opening of court on that day as fo.lows: "Judge Johnson opened the jury term of the district court at 10:1$ a. m. this morn ing. and after explaining that the attor neys and jurors from Lynn canal weie de layed for want of steamer facilities to bring them to Juneau, he took a recess until 10 a. m. tomorrow. Albert D. El liott, clerk; Joseph J. Rogers, deputy; Robt. A. Frederich, U. S. attorney; A. J. Daly, assistant; Jas. M. Shoup, marshal; W. S. Staley, J. T. McElhenv, Jno. Snook, deput es. Geo. Kostrometinoff. interpreter, were In attendance, and the legal bar of Juneau, Sitka and /Vrangel were rut en masse. Oscar Cling, a petit juror, was excused 'on the ground that he could not understand English.'' \otlcr. All fire companies aie requested to meet, with equipments, in front of the City hall, at 1 p.m. May )0, to participle In memori al services. CHIEF FLEMING. The Joint High Commis sion is Aroused ON ALASKA'S BOUNDARY Kemoiiitrance llrtii|IUrii> Itir Or. | tenuliiullnn of ibr American ntmbtra in Krialn llir Hound ? rr l.lllf \% llliln Thlrlpnilt A special dispatch from Washington, I under date of May ,9 touching the Alaska boundary question says: brf,Vh" ?fll,l,'mMnbers "''American recey,.' "! 'int "i,5h commiM'on ha, from?h ruafm l'rV',r"' Invitation from the Chamber of Commerce f skae w?v, through Its president, to visit that port and see for themselves thee ndltlons. The InvlUt on recites in strong language hive fh "'f Pf?Plf ?f Skj*Wav 10 nave the commission maintain to the ut ?JZtt,he,tl;'mi 0f thf United States to every f?ot 0f territory within the thirty mile limit lying between the sea and the boundary line as ? heretofore Ven recognized. The Invitation has made an mpression upon some members ot the com mission because of the earnest expression riJI ff 'rmlna"0n ,0 American "gilts to the utmost. For one thing it |s taken as completely negativing the state ment published some time ago to the effect that the majority of the people 0f Skag way are desirous of annexation to Canada. There Is every indication of the absolute and final determination of tl.e American commissioners to uphold this view of the proper boundary line set by the people of Skagway if the boundary question Is to be ' retained ? owe of the objections to, the 1 action of the joint high commission. 1 it lias come to pass in the negotiations ' now going on in London between Lord ! Salisbury and Sir Julian Pauncefote on the one side and Ambassador Choate on the other, that the resuming of the joint ' commission depends entirely upon the dis- ' question. When the commission adjourned last winter it was because the two branches ' were unable to agree upon it. The Amen cans finally proposed to drop the boundary question entirely as a subject for considera tion by the commission, leaving it to le adjusted by ordinary diplomatic methods or bv arbitration. The Canadians refused to consent to the seperation of this question from theothers. Therefore the adjournment followed and it is necessarv for the United States and Great Britain to agree upon one of two courses before the comn ission should meet ag In? either by mutual agreement the boundary ques lon may te withdrawn as a ! subject tor consideration, or the two I n.tions mu t settle it outright themselves before the commission meeis. The negoti ations now in progress are directed tosecor- i ing one of these results. As the result of a conference held at the foreign office in London between Lord ' Salisbury, Sir Julian Pauncefote and Am bassador Choate. the latter acting under instructions from Secretary Hay, it can now be predicted that the joint high com- i mission considering issues between the I United States and Canada will be reassem- 1 bleJ during the sumin.-r or early fall This outcome in not yet positivel /' assured, but Mr. Choate's report of the ex changes at the foreign office certainly con veys great encouragement to the officials here and warrants the expectation that negoti tions may again be taken up, with some prospect of reaching agreements be tween the two branches of the commis sion. It can be stated that if the commission reconvenes It will only do so upon a com plete abandonment of the old basis, which proved to be unsuitable to the erection of a complete agreement, and our government will have somr sort of assurance in advance of the nature and degree of the concessions I that may be expected from the other side. ' the l-ck of which, it is said, caused the' I failure of the first negotiations. lor llar|[iiln? Go to H. C. Smithsons, on Third street, between Broadway and State. 8xio tents, S$ 50. Leather top robber packs, boots and shoes, and general outfitting. Two wagons, $15 -ach. 5-j-tm i Cloride of lime, 2 ">c per lb, H. A. Bauer. Clover seed for sale by Lilly Bros.sj-im Singer sewing machine -wholesale cost. H. A. Bauer. IH OPTION OR NO Ifll OPTION Question Soon to Be Put in Skagway. PEilTION OK ELECTION J u ?? r n ii Deciding tbc Mullet Tt D>r by an Election ? What Uor. Tw? nxhoda. Juneau will today decide by popular v</te a question in which Skagway is to dav equally as deeply Interested, namely, the licensing of saloons under the new law which is to go into effect July I. The mode of proceedure seems hedged around with so many difficulties as to make it ap pear as if the law was intended to be pro hibitory. Such, however, is not the case Governor Brady >vas written to for some light on the subject, by the editor of the LMILV ALASKAN, and his answer received yesterday is as follows: "Yours of the ijth received. Judge Johnson has given the new law much thought an J care. The people will find that he Mill act with common sense and settle the things that jre apparently In harmonious in a sensible way. Everyone should do his best to comply as nearly as possible with the provisions of the law. "I am glad to see that you advocate such a course In the editorial ioluinns of vour paper. Undoubtedly congress will make the necessary corrections at its next session." Since the foregoing was written Judge Day, of this city, yesterday received word from his partner, Mr. Church, who is In Juneau, to the effect that Judge Johnson had acted in the matter and th it through United States District Attorney Robert A. Kriedrich had decided to let everv commu nity settle the question for itself bv re course to one of the two following methods, namely: Either get up one general peti tion asking for the licensing of saloons to br signed bv a majority of the white males ind females, within a radius of two miles; or, hold a general election at which every (tWSM ?h. question of local option. If the people de cide in favor of an election and local option should carrv then that will hold for one year a..d all applicants for licenses will (hen have to do to secure it will be to show that they are otherwise qualified in accord with the provisions of the new law. Should the election go against local option then the saloon man can still have recourse to the petition, and if he can secure a ma jority of the people to sign it he can get the license. Juneau is today settling the question on the election basis and the result will be anxiously awaited. 23 The citizens of Skagway, either for or against local option, should arouse them selves to the importance of the situation because Judge Johnson, a few days ago In Juneau, declared that on the first day of July everv liquor house which has not got a license will be closed up anJ that the law -will be rlgidlv enforced, and that any transgressor upon the new law will b? punisheJ. In speaking of it to a repoiter of the Juneau Dispatch, Judge Johnsor. Ml(S: "I believe that the city wiil poll over 1 500 votes, but should It fall below this mark then the license will be lower. But I must be given proof that the vote was all out and not held back. I have lived In this citv long enough to form an opinion as to the total vote, but will not go to the expense of taking a house to house can vass." The tide of trade is drawn toward the progressive, aggressive and energetic men just as the needle is drawn to the north pole. It is irresistible. Peterson & Co. is a practical illustration of this. The best evidence ol this is to be found In the regular line of prominent customers that now patronize Peterson & Co. af'er the arrival of every steamer to see what new novelties have been added to the already large and varied stock. The latest line just opened embraces lace curtains, portiere laces, portieres, drapery, curtains and a handsome assortment of spring dry goods, all of which will be displayed today for the edification of the ladies who have be-n longing foi these goods. No one is com pelled to buy and visitors are just as wel come as the flowers of Mav, and will re ceive the same courteous treatment as regular customers. Bar supplies at Green's. N. K. WILS0N r Druggist Liargest Stock j J^Physicians' Prescriptions Qarefully ^ompunded Holly Ave. Near State.