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The Largest And Finest Hotel in Alaska.
KnropMUi Plan.
All Vodern Improvement!. Sample Room* for Commercial Men.
5 Golden North Hotel
? Thos. Whitten Manager.
Bond Street. Between Main and Slate Street*
Miaijwav Alaska
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-==^Lodging House
nustj PERNHorrcR
The Pacific Hotel
Fifth avenue Near Main Street. C. W. Klippel. Manager.
DafL.c -sk Most Comfortable
Ddllla ^ Rooms In the City
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Mi? Mesttannraiiititl
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Holly Street o|>|HX>ite fire house *
. Motel Melhallilfeiui . ? x
American and European Plan
; Quick Scrriee. Home Comfort*, (.'barge* Moderate. Dog Corral.
JNO. HUTTON, Manager
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The MONDAMIN. . . .
| All Rooms Steam Heated
First-Class in Every Respect!
Price* Reasonable. Fr-e Bus To and From All Boats and Trains
I H. AYKKS, Prop.
f. b. Mcdonald, Prop. j
La Sine t. dad M irjruerite Mark Anthony La Kridencia {
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21 JEWtlE?
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Donlei* !?-?
->flgent for Hollaiood Cash Rsgister-^ |
Burkhard Building
Canadian Bank * Commerce
Head Office Toronto. Ontario
CAPITAL, $6,000,000. Rest, $1,000,000
Branche* in Dawson City and Atlin.
Gold Dual Purchased. Kxch^nje on all points Bought and Sold.
Current accounts Received. A general Banking Business Trans
A. SCOTT, Agent.
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5H| Xdtos Suiigie?t|n?ini?
What cou'.il possibly be more senslblo-?' acceptable
as a present for the holidays than one of ofr swell gar
ments. They are a delight to the UidicS and bring
pleasant thoughts e -ery time worn. ; ,
An Inspection of our Immense stook of ehlc outcrweaj will suggest
something needed. Goods selected now can be laid asliltk till wanted.
In making a selection of your holiday gift utility should 'govern your
choice, and surely nothing oould plcaso a lady more th^i to bo the
recipient of one of these:
Fur Jackets, Fur Seta, Foathor Boas, Ladies' or Mi?us' Trlmmi^l
Hats, Silk Waists, Cloth Waists, Silk Petticoats, HanJkirch'flfs, Fur
Collarettes, Silk Dress Skirts, Golf Capes, Cashmere Mulinees, Eider
down Kobe*. Neckwear, Cloth Capes, etc.
Kelly Block.
British Colonel in Skagway
Anxious to Get to the Front
<'?1. Kimia, indrr ol Ihr
C- 1. T. D. B. Evans, tor s.ime time
oxnmauder of the Yukon field force, has
?rrived In Skagwav en route from Daw
ion to eastern Canada He ha* been re
lieved of the command of the Yukon force
and ordered to report at Toronto to take
command of the second division of the
armv in Canada, the I rgest division of
the armv in the Dominion. He succeeds
Col. Otter, who has gone to the Trins
vaai in command of the Canadian contin
ent. * ?*
Although Col. Evans has of late been
as near the north pole as the queen's de
fenders are stationed, and almost as far as
possible front the seat of war now in prog
ress In Africa, he is ambitious to (ret on
the fighting line and hopes that his trans
fer will be a step nearer to dutv on the
battle field.
The colonel is a hardy and rugged man
of middle age. and made the trip from the
Klondike metropolis over the forbidding
icejains of the Yukon in sixteen da vs.
The trip called for much endurance on the
part of the traveler, but he and two civil
ians who traveled with him stood the
hardships well and arrived none the wcrse
from the experience. Their most serious
mishap was the breaking of one of their
sled* through the ice. This sleJ and the
baggage it carried were rescued, the most
serious ditnage sustained being the wetting
of the baggage. Some of the parcels did
not thaw out until thev reached Skagway.
"there can be but one outcome of the
B<*r-British war," said Col. Evans yes
terday at the Fifth Avenue hotel. "It
will be British victory. The sons of Brit
ain will not lay d wn their arms until
ili-v have vanquished the foe, and that
regardless of what may have to be In
i volved to bring the results.
"The loss of British officers has. of
vourse, been veiy heavy. I should not say
thev should be so heavy. The w*r is not
carried on bv the Boers in the open as in
I thurouglv civilized contentions on the fit Id,
but more on the plan # Indian fighting.
It would, therefore, probiblv be better, and
in iv be best for the br-lU of the British
forces to reserve th-m|elves within the
proper limits and dlrectj' their men from
more sheltered positions.1"
The successor of the colonel In charge of
the Yukon force Is M ?|ir Hemming, who
went to Diwson and joiied the command
as second officer In rank w October.
In regard to the proipectlve rush from
Diwson to Nome, Col fcvans savs there
Is some feeling there wilt be a rebound of
the Dawsonits who a# to t> to the new
fields, and that KlondiUfts will drift back
to their first l< ve nexl fill
Partner? A Hard T?roi of Caarl.
Judge Johnson, while In the city Satur
day en route to Sitki, ?js kept busy ex
plaining his resignation.? He savs Ills oi.lv
reason for relinquishing i Is position Is his
conviction that he can Jo better operating
In mines and practicing his profes>lon at
Nome than by continuing In office. Judge
Johnson denies that he has formed a part
nership with anv one ik the practice ot
law. "You can denv. 'Jsaid Judge John
son, "emphatically th.it I have formed a
partnership with Kenneth Jackson, Mr.
Ivey or ?iuone.else. thrill practice law
"My reason for keeping mv resignation
a secret so long," continued the judge,
"was In the Interest of the work of the
bench. If it were known that I was about
to retire, the atiorneys who had matters to
come befure the court, involvirg points
on which I have made rulings, would per
haps be more persistent in crowding their
matters to the front or in having them
kept back, depending upon whether I had
held favorablv or unfavorably on their
points. Thi? might have been carried to
such an extent as to emb irrass my succes
Judge Johnson said he 'fit much like a
bid relased from a cagr. The term of
court just finished has be?n a trying one,
Involving much hard work. "I h d be
come. both phvsically and mentally,
tired," he said.
Speaking of the Skagw iv term, Judge
Johnson said, '*1 will convene court In
Skagwav the first Mondav In March or as
soon thereafter as I can rea^h your city,"
Add ?> nmlc Hall.
The proprietor of the Pack Train saloon
has had a stage arranged in the back por
tion J his house, on the coiner of Broad
way and Sixth avenue, anj will add the
teituresof a first -class music hall to the
attractions of this alreadv popular place.
Good musical talent has been secured and
a first-class entertainment Is promised each
evening of ihe week.
December 15th to January 1st
Crockery, Glassware. Lamps, Pumps Tents, Tin and Granitowaro, Miners Sup
olios, Baby t ferriage*, Etc.. and everything in our big store except Builder'*
Hardware and Matcri i|J
Stoves at Cost Cook'3^cd?H^ter?
The Largest Stock Ever Brought to Skagway
Many useful articles for Christmas Pr6S3IltS wo wi" "ellaaadvcr
tised on the above dates. Discount to cash purchaser* only,
WI O d, d. IXJ 1 612 MX l'H AVENUE
s 1 rK CT nr , f olO FIFTH AVENUE
Many Representatives of Al
aska go to Washington.
Dclriallom from Home Added t?
the Mtep? Taken b r Southern
I Clerk Albert D. Elliot, of the district
court. who wis a passenger on the Cottage
Citvenroute to Sitka, thinks congress will
take eat I v action In Alaskan affairs, es
pecially does he think the territory will
earlv be divided into two or more judicial
districts, with a new j.idge located at
Nome. '
Mr. Elliot, who accompanied Judge
Johnson tn his Yukon trip. in giving the
reasons for his conviction in the matter
! said:
"Judge Johnson tried eight mining cavs
while at Nome, and the leading lawvers
1 there statrd that there were fullv loo more
I pressing for stttlrment which thev desired
[to push to a settlement at once. Owing
to the approach of winter, however, we
could not remain to trv anv more. Had
we remained much longer we would have
been frozen in, and then there would not
have been any November term of court at
Juneau and probably no March term at
"This condition confronting the people
of Nome has led them to take positive ac
tion. Mr. Hubbard, one 0/ the leading
members of the Nome bar. and who spent
the last four >r five vears preceding his
coming to Ala?ka in the department ol
justice at Waihlngton, D. C., has gone to
the national capital at the head of a dele
gation consisting ot four besides himsell
from Nome, at the expense of the citizen>
of that new city, to use all the influence at
his command to secure a court without
"Judge Kenneth M. Jackson, formerly
United States commissioner at Wrangel,
has ilso gone to Washington at Ills own
expense to impress upon the authorities
I the immense amount ot litigation awaiting
a court, and the great necessity to the peo
ple Interested of having prompt action."
>, IJjc activity tn the part of the people at
Nome In conjunction with the fact that
Southern Alaska has also taken decisive
action, and sent a dulv accredited represen
tative to Washington with bills prepared
which provide a remedy for the conditions
prevailing at Nome, will without .oubt be
sufficient to ciuse congress to hasten
Judge ftehlfcrede llcuri Demurrer#
Mild Tlollom
Judge Sehlbrede's court resumed opera
tions Saturday, after a vacation lasting
several weeks. Yesterday he called over
his docket and decided manv demurrers
and motions, and set one cuse for trial.
On Saturday defendant's motion for a ,
bill of particulars in the case of Rappold
vs. DeWItt was granted, and plaintiff was
given time In which to furnish the same.
In the case of Rice vs, McGlbnev, in
which plaintiff had taken hordes claimed
by defendant under an attachment bond,
the defendant filed a satisfactory re-deliv
ery bond Saturday, and was given posses
sion of the property.
Yesterday the cases of Sturgls & Co. vs.
Holder, Lilly Bros. vs. Pacific Coast Com
panv, and McCue vs. Washington & Alas
ka Steimshlp Company were dismissed,
each upon the plai< tiff's motion.
The cases of Lawson vs. Martinsen and
Stanich & Co. vs. R.ieber, having been set
tled out-of court, were vesterdav dismissed.
The case set for trial was that of Lilly
Bros. vs. Sheik, which will be tried bv
jury Januarv 10.
In the case of L. D. Kinney vs. Ben Flei
the demu.Ter to complaint was overruled
and the defendant was given till December
26 to answer.
Utld OuC Orer Ibr Ire.
J. E. McAlpInt, a Klondike miner, with
eighty pounds of gold dust, left on the
1 Cottage City for the ?outh. So far as
known thes is the first considerable amount
if gold to come from Dawson since t he
| close of navi gation.
DIARIES FOR 1900; large stock; all
? prices. Kelly & Co. 12 19 iw
Baker's holiday emporium opposite Arc
. tic Brotherhood building. Broadwav. I'lll
. Dec.}!. i2i6 2w
New Skagway-Sound Flyer
Being Built East
Alaika Kleamaklp Company to Put
a Hwlft Carrier In Juno.
The Alaska Steamship Companv, now
operating the ste.imers Rosalie and Dlrlgo, {
will Increase its Skagwav-Puget sound |
fleet January I by the addition of the (
steamer Utopia or the steamer TownsenJ. (
both well known on the coast. I
Next June the companv will add to Its {
fleet a crack passenger and freighter. |
plannej to outstrip any craft ever on the |
run, and being built especially for this (
trade. The announcement of these addi- (
lions is made by frank E Burns, general (
agent in Skagwav f. r the companv and ,
manager for the related White H.irse Tram (
way Company, who h >s recently returned ,
irom a visit of several weeks to the Sound )
Mr. Burns also announces that the White |
Horse tramway people, for whom he has (
been manager, are figuring on the construe ,
tion of a harrow gauge railroad five miles (
long around Miles canyon and White (
Ho'se rapids, to be reidv for business next (
season. He savs that with the old tram- (
wav the services of 40 men have been re- (
quired during the busy season, but that (
with the proposed new equipment, Indud- ;
ing a locomotive and seveial cars, four men
should do all the work. The feeding of (
horses was quite an expense under the old
system. I
Mr. Burns savs the notice of application .
published In the Bennett Sun for a fran- (
Jtise iround White Horse Is not trom Ills ;
companv, but, he understands, the Vic- ;
toria-Yukjn Trading Company is back |
of it.
"The flyer which we are to add to the |
Skagwav-Sound run," says Mr. Burns, "is (
being built on the Atlantic coast under the
direction of Walter Oakes, president, and (
George Lent, another member of the com
p.inv and formerly chief engineer of the
Dlrlgo. The ship is to be a twin screw,
trlpple expansion craft. She will have ac
commodations f< r a so passengers and 800
t ns of freight, and will enter the trade to
compete with the fastest comers. The
fleetest craft on the run today makes 14
knots. Our craft will make 18 knots.
She is being constructed with an eve to
having her especially adapted to the Sound
r-kagwav run. The saloon will sweep
trom stem to stern and be surrounded by
the cabins, which will be so arranged that
one door will open from each room into the
saloon and one on the promenade deck,
sweeping about the outer part of the ship.
She will be practically the same as the
Cltv of Seattle on the passenger deck,
with the exception of the room for the
[romenade all around the outside and the
addition of doors opening to the outside.
"The main deck will be arranged for
the convenient arranging of cattle as well
as freight The hull of the cr.lt will be
Urge on the oval, thus affording greater
freight space than found In the sharper
bottom, and allowing the vessel to sit
higher in the water. The Important
necessity of twins screws is obvious.
"We have found it necessary to add the
Utopia or the Townsend to our fleet right
awav for the reason we need more
"Nome does not seem to be talked so
much in Seattle as In Skagv.sy. It is not
true that all the first class accommodations
of the first fleet that Is to sail from Seattle
in the spring are sold. There are many
berths, in mv observation, to be obtained
The Pacific Coast Steamship company,
which is to send three steamers to Nome,
has not sold a ticket In its up-town office
at Seattle for any of the craft.
"However, It Is estimated 15.000 people
will go to Nome, or can be carried there bv
three trips each of the fleet to go in the
"The Skagwav-Yukon route will do a
share of the Nome business, and I under
stand the traffic manager of the White
Pass 4 Yukon road Is negotiating with
river steamermen and others with a view
of r.rtt'ng a through rate established be
tween Seattle and Nome bv wav of the
Yukon river. I dj not know what the
rate is likely to be,"
Mr. Burns, during the summer, devoted
his time exclusively to the management
of the tramway, having at Ihe opening of
the seeson left the ?gency of the Alaska
Steamship companv in the hands of N. D.
Chetham. Now that Mr. Burns has re
turned, Mr. Chetham will return to the
I Sound. He and Mrs. Chetham will get
away on the Rosalie, due today.
Just Received A large shipment of
Direct from the Factory Try a box There are no finer made
An Elegant Line of Holiday Goods Just Unpacked
Call and See Them. N. K. WILSON, Druggist.
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11 1
Notable Alaskan Agsmja
tion Visits the Port
lloat off Court and IH?trlrf Offici
al*, Mix I'rlnlonrra, liicludlnf
llac oiidciiiiird t|?n, on llonrd.
The steamship Co'tage City, which ar
rived Saturday morning from June.iu and
left In (he evening for Sitka, carried one of
the most notable and diverse aggregation
jf individuals, all peculiarly Alaskan, that
have ever called at the port or traveled to
jether. They embnced the greater num
ber of the high offld.ils of the district,
>ound home from court: six prisoners, bl
inding Homer Bird, the notorious mur
Je-er, sentenced during the week torexe
:ut m it Sitka In February; three chubby,
Win -faced women, who have been wit
>e><e in Juneau In murder c?ses; George
Svl'w.ilkj, ti e famous Indian guiJe who
Jid gre service to the United States in
eajing, *>loftrs ta the Interior ..f ,k.,
iow bound for SUka on a tour in quest of
signatures prayi '?< be giv*n h med.i! b
Ihe great father of teiiitbn in irk- of
disservices; and a bond of other natives
if all sizes and ages, bound for the capl
tol. The prisoners and the e^lmosand
Ihe Indians occupiej the steerage, and
ihere presented a motley and picturesque
The officials on the ship Included Judge
md Mrs. Johnson, Collector of Customs
I- W. Ivev, District Clerk and Mrs. Elliot,
Prosecuting Attorney FrtiJerich?, Mrs.
yule, stenographer to the prosecuting at
ornev; Superintendent Kelly of Alaskan
Khools, Chief Deputy U ilted States Mar
>hal McNair, a: d Deputy Marshal Snooks,
n charge of the prisoners; Mrs. Shoup,
wife of the United States Marshal, and
little daughter also on board, bound for
ihelr home in Sitka.
The prisoners were: E. C. Barheight,
formerly of Skagway, sentenced for a vear
it Sitka for assaulting a negro here; Chas.
Johnson, alias "No-Account Kid," one
year tor theft in a Sk?gway resort; Harry
Williams, one year for assault In Skag
wav; Harold Bailey, three months for as
sault in Juneau; Robert Wright, eight
months for as; ult with a dangerous
weapon at Dvea. A number of other
criminals, all those sentenced to prison for
more than a year, were ?ent to the govern
ment penitentiary on McNeill's island.
Puget Sound.
The prisoners were kept In the cell con
structed in the steerage depariment especi
ally for the accommodation of conveyance
of such passengers in Alaska. The mar
shal, under instructions from the attorneys
of Hird, refused anyone permission to
speak with the condemned man. Bird
was chained and sat on the upper bunk of
a series. He lo iked anything but like a
man guilty of the atrociou- and premedi
tated murder of two fellow men. He was
neatly attired .md wore a studded white
shirt. Leaning easily back ayaintt his
pillow he crossed lit* feet over a hltf'i foot
rail, and puffed leisurely and aristocratic
ally at a cigar while he chatted wi'h the
other prisoners without an evidei.t trace of
care. He h .d not the deep brutal lines in
hw features, but seems bright and intelli
gent. and looks more like a shrewd man
ipulator who has gone through a restless
lite on the stock exchange or has been a
man of fearless advmture in other walks.
A man of middle age, and keen rather tnan
b unt features, he appe-re more like one
lull of schemes of a hopelul lite than a man
under order lo die within less than two
months. He is smooth ot face save for a
mustache of light brown. Mrs. Bird has
returned to New Orleans.
The Eskimo women on the ship were
taken from the north as witnesses In a mur
der case, and arc being taken to Sitk . there
to be held for return to their n.itive land
next spring by the revenue cutter Bear.
The interpreter that served for them In the
court has gone south, and they are in the
hands of the authorities without a soul
that can translate their words. The mar
shal savs they are just like so many cattle
and have to be watched whenever thev go
about ship, especially when the vessel
puts In at a port. They wear their native
garb, from otterskin boots to big cloth
parkas, and appear true to the pictures of
their people as seen in books of travel
showing them beneth the spreading
aurora. While on the ship thev never
leaned back to sleep, but slept with their
heads bowed on their knees, and that
while in the mattrassed bunks.
Iltwion nail Nervlce.
Mails leive Bennett for Dawson by
Canadian carrier weekly. Letters posted
here will be forwarded to Bennett and
1 taken by first outgoing mail. Americin
mail for Dawson and Eagle starts from
Juneau the first and the fifteenth days of
every month. Letters posted in Skagwav
or from elsewhere for Dawson art carried
by the first messenger, American or Can
adian that may be dispatched. Mails are
due e vet v w;ek during the month from
Dawson; no papers are carried to or from
Dawson or Atlln or other fir Interior
points duting the winter.
[ Who is R. E. West? Why, don't you
> know? He is the hustling Seattle Times
> agent. Also agent for Atlin Mall Express.
; Headquarters, next to Kern's the jeweler,
, Stute ?t. *- ?* ??i

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