I Prices Always the Lowest
Qualities Always the Best
Goods Always Exchanged
Money Always Refunded
Courteous Treatment to all
In our lining department
?an be foucd everything that
i? up to-?lato from the cheap
cambric to the rao*t expensive
silk. Here are a few Items: .
Near sillc lining* in twvlre diff rent ahade*,
per jrmrJ 20c
Fancy colore J lining lo cotton material*.
Mripei and figure* Uc
MerecriaeJ ?uc -n lining*, very wide 35c
Kailc i lining*. the very latest out 23c
TatMa ailic lining*. heavy 75c
Have you replenished jour
boj eov-rint:? for the winter?
We are batter prep . re?l than
over to fill yoar wjnt*.
11-1 Whi'oa!! wo<>| blanket", Jacquard bor
der. per pair CO
Extra Ijr;.' ?.i ? white or gray blanket*, very
?oft 7 50
Sateen comforters, lil ed with fleece cotton.. 2 00
Extra good sateen comforter, fancy ? itched . 3 30
E?ler .'own couifortor, ruflto torder, rich
design 10 CO |
BlacK dot t t'd veiling, fine mesh COe
Baris-ire vei.injr. w:de; color*, brown, navv,
blaek 25o |
Fine net veiling*. Terr * rviceable lie
Potted chiffoo veiling*, h ack, blue, white.. 50c
Fa:icy iru mpure veiling. latest out "3c
Palt ra veil*. w.th border* $1 00 |
What i? ?U^~??U wj
a housowifo lhan good tablet
fiO-inch Ixk-iti dice table linco, per yard. ... 35c
64-inch Munched table damask, neat patterns 50o
70-inch I. Mrs tin.- bleached damask 75c
Fringe J breakfast doilies, per do2, .. .35c and 50c
OlMched linen napkin*, perd. z tl 00
('>4 Datna-k napkins, perdoz 2 00
Advancing With The Times
A year of unusual business career has just elapsed and we
are now entering upon a new threshold of business activity. In
looking over the past year we see many obstacles that have been ;
overcome before the present condition has buen reached, and the
year 1900 will see still greater advancements. Our efforts shall
be directed in improving every point in modern merchandising,
and we promise the people of Skagway a store service second to
none. We wish to thank the public for their past patronage.
The ladies' suits we are |
showing this season are gar- 1
ments designed and made.'
especially for us. They are
not job lots from different j
makers, but were made by j
thu largest and best known |
manufacturer in this coun
Ladies' suit, made of fine
Venetian cloth, close fitting
waist, with g od silk lln
log 116 50 1
Ladies' suit. made of tire homespun, jacket lin
ed with black satin, velvet collar 25 00
Ladies' jacket* made of good |
quality e?.r*y, in navy blue and
black #9 00 j
I .hJ ios' jacket made of black
boucle, double-b roasted front,
very stylish 12 Oo ^
Ladies's jicket mado of fine;
quality kersey, in royal blue,
ktan. brown and red. front and
'back scams trimmed with strap
I 'rice 16 50
Ladies' jackets made of good
quality seal plush, new shape,
dip fron*, embroidered with silk
>raid and j t.
LadiiV K'olf cape mailo 1
of fancy pUid cloth, wool
fringe an J hood ... $9 00
Lad.ca' Rolf o p<- mado
of hMTJT golt cloak i II if I
Ladles' golf cjpe made
of nd, black, or blue
kcr-ey, dcrp flounce, col.
Inr and h<>od of ruvenii.
' tie aide of cloth . . 10 00
i.aJk-s' ifolf cape made
of double facjd golf
cloth, In oxtord mixture, very swell '? w
Child'* jackct, miule of fancy
mixed material, dwp collar.
Child's jacket, made of >
red houcle cloth, collar, 1
wlceves and jxa-kott trim
med with fuocy braid. |
Price * 00 |
Child's jacVot, mode of
gray aud blue melton, J
trimmed with rod cloth, ?
very stylish 9 00;
Ladies' flannellette wrap
pers, watteau plait back.
Ladies' heavy tl?nnellctie [
wr ppers, sleeve- and yoke |
trimmed in velvet .. . .3 00!
Ladies' eiderdown At>?ns, I
colors red, blue, pink, * and
g ay 5 00
Ladles' all-wool flannelWtc
wrappers, stylis ily ??mide.
Price .JEzf- to
Ladies' tea gowns, ^A'.Rht
evening shades, lace *?>! rib
bon trimmed, very hAJtome.
Ladi s' dress skirt, I
111a 'o of black fane; bril.
liantecn f.'t 00
1-adira' dre?*?ki n-.adr
red, black and 00
Ladies' tunic skirt. made
of Ven'ilan cloth trim
racd with four rows of
braid 9 00
Ladies' block crcpone
skirts, silk and wool mix
ed, raised effect, very
.14 00 j
AGENTS TOR .
try* tiic sheets freo \
, ? ^STANDARD % ct^. I
i PltLA DESIGNER |
Every woman who know* a fast black stocking Is
familiar with this trade mirk.
H e r m 8 dorf
Women's black wool hose par pair 25c
Women's bliick cashmere hose, par pair 35j
Women's oxtra fine cashnure hose, par p iir. .. .63
Women's lisle hose, fanny strips, par pair 75c
Women's op tra len^'.h cation hosa, par pair . . .59j
Women's boldlajj silk hose, white feet, per pair
#2 00 I
Men'a natural won! half h <>???, ~io (inflow. . . ''t.
Men's English merino half ho?e, ox fur J gray
and tan 3."c
M<-n'? One cashmere half hose, black 40c
Men 'a imported cashmere half hose, fine qual
Men's Halo half hose, silk blocked 75o
Men 'a Milk half hoae, black und brown 81 50
Wo nen's dongola !aco shoos
Intent too 82 50
Women's fine Vici kid loco
shoo, bulldog too, cloth
top 3 SO
Women'!) floe hand turn lace
shoo, three styles of toe,
vjry stylish 4 00
Women's waterproof lnce
hhoe, extension sole, wide
Imlldojf toe 5 00
WV carry the roost extensive
ino of slippers In Ahislca. Kid
Uppers, satin slippers, velvet
ilippors, felt slippers, oveoinjj
Thcrj is nothing more unbs- A
coming to a man than an ill-lit *
ting suit. Wo will soil you a
lirat-class suit of clothc? ut the
name pri o you nrc paying to
other dealers for sholdy goods.
Men's doub'.e-breastd business suits, well
Myn's ifood cheviot suits, warranted all wool 15 00
Men's lino Kersey overeo.it*, farmer satin
lining 10 00
Men's extra fine Kersey box eoat, silk lined. . 20 00
Men'* naturrl wool shirts
and drawers, per suit. .32 00
Men's ribbed all wool
shirts and di a with, col
ors, light blujand pink
pur suit 3 00
Men's fine Australian wool
shirts and drawers, per
suit. 4 00
Men's fine w< rsted ribbed
shirts und drawers, lull
regular finished, per
suit 5 60
White ?hlrt "Monarch Brand" II 00 to II SO
Fine Percale shirt*, latent denim, 2 pr cuffa.. . I 50
Men 'a golf shirts, made of wash silk 2 00
Frt-nch flannel neglige shirts 2 50
Dark flannel oversklrU, In all colors 2 <H)
fWWffVTr ^ ^ ^ ^
[ STATISTICS PROVING LAW AND ORDER, j
???-,-?? . .... ...... 4 .-.->-. . .",
PROBABLY nothing in this New
Y ear's edition is mors calculated to
Stimulate the pride and satisfaction of the
citizens of *kagwav than the following
statement of Commissioner SehlbrrJe of
the number of cases that have b en
btought before him for tr al during the
It Is well to observe for the enlightenment
of out of town readers that Mr. Sehlbredr
as a migistrate, and one United States
deputy marsh I comprise the w hoi.- force
the city his for th? m imminence of law
?rd order. The population of Skagwav
ni l, at 1 1 'nes, during a busy s-ason. nin
as high as 10.000 people; lt? resident pip
ulation is estimited it 40x9. Were the
statistics of some citi?s of th- Uiited
States, of double our p -caUtion. cities
that mMiitain a large regu! ?r police force,
a most Interesting cm.iirison could
b? made th.t would deaonstrate beyond
any possible ground of controversy lut
Skigwav, although without any police or
municipal law offi.ers whatever for the
city itself ? both the officials named hav
ing an extensive district to cover? is vet
m re orderly than any city o> double Its
Com 111 i ssioner Sehlbrede's report Is as fol
'"tXirii g the year tSqi) there hive been
filed before m* 141 criminal complaints,
cla\si:ieJ ss follows:
Assault and battery. 3).
Ass oil: with a dangerous we ipon, 4.
Crtmn.jl trespass, 6.
C' ice Img st >len pr per v, 1.
Cr eltv to amimals, 1.
Em Tjzlrment, f.
La-c n v. I J.
Making fraudulent transfer of property,
Disorderly conduct, 10.
Smuggling liquors and r?J*, 7.
Obstructing trail at Haines Mission, 2.
Bre .king and injuring mining flume, I.
Selling liquor to Indians. 2.
Cases g. owing out of :h< Brackett wagon
rouJ troubles, 10.
"Of the larceny cases 4 were from Dvea.
Of the assault and battery o*es 1 w.s
from Dvea and 1 from Haines Mission. Of
tb? murder cases 1 was fruia Dvea and 1
from White Pass. Of the smuggl ng
cases 2 were from White Pass and the rest
fror Skagwav. Of the crm nal trespiss
ci^es t was from Haines Mission anj the
burglary case was from Dvei. The case
of breaking the min'ng flume w is from
M Kin!ev creek in Porcupine mining dis
trict, and the 2 cases of obstructing the
trail were on the trail some miles above
"T!ie territory covered by these cases
extends sixt. miles soath and west, and
fourte:n miles north, leaving the actual
Sk igwav cases as follows:
Assault an J battery, )l
Assault with a dangerous weapon, 4.
Crimin I trespiss J.
Conce Wing stolen property, I.
Crueltv :o animals, I.
Making frauJulent conveyance, 1,
Disorderly conduct, jo.
Smuggling liquors and goods. J,
' Selling liquor to Indians, 2.
Before next New Year we shall proba
bly be i corporated under municipal law,
'and be supplied with all the safeguards t"
I life and property that such incorporation
conveys. Then, and in after veirs, this
"tatement of Commissioner Sehlbrede will
be an interesting bit of history to refer to.
| WHOLESALE TRADE. T
NOTHING is more Interesting to the
man of local patriotism than to
j watch the stea v growth of a mercantile
business from Its beginning as a sm II gro
cery to Its development Into a large whole
Mle hou<e, and this Is what he h s haJ
ithepleisure of witnessing in the est ib
I lishment at the comer of Broadway and
[Fifth avenue wh'ch beir< the modnt
I name of John K ilem. Shortly after the
: first rush to the Klondike Mr. Kalem gave
' up his retail sto e In Seattle, where he was
unlvers llv k"own as the "Pike street
grocer." although he had several compet
It >rs In the same business on the same
st ft, and when the people here could on'y
guess where the center of trade would be
In the new City he shrewdly locateJ on
th? corner where his two story business
b! ? k now *t tnJs. In course of time he
captured th home trade, and was the first
to give to the housewife of this cilv a free
delivery, in his own wagon, of the goods
she (Kirch ised. Then he erected a large
warehouse opposite the entrance to Moire's
wharf, N <s. 515 to 517. Water street, and
be ame 1 wholesaler and jobber.
Mr Kalem still keeps up his retail trade,
assisted bv his big and genial brother
A ith'in and Mr W. Ask, but In the last
tew months his wholesale trade has grown
very rapidlv- He is what Is known In j
good Am:rion as a "hustler." He Intro
duced his jobbing department to tne mer- 1
clients in Atlin, and was one of the f.-w
merchants whose efforts in this direction!
helped to prove so substantially that ,
American goods, even with the duty paid
at the boundary added, can t>: retailed at a
rr fit at lower r.tes thin goods bought in
British Columbia. Then Mr. Kalem took
i? several thousand do.ters' worth of joods
to Dawson, and succeeded in establishing
avaluible connection among the mer
ch nts there. Now he h s another ambi
tion, which is to make Skagwav the job
bing center for ail Alaska, and he recently
|4*ked the Chamber ot Commerce, of
which he Is a leading member, to take up
the subject. At present It Is difficult for
Skagwav merchants to buy direct from
the manufacturer, for the reison that the
great merchants of Seattle hang on with
grim tenacity to the j ibbiog business of
Ala-tka, and threaten to boycott any and
every mmu'acturer wl.o deals direct with
an Ala>k 1 mer.hant. Th - threat has been
?f avail In the past, but the organized ef
forts of the chamber on the lines suggested
t>v Mr. Kalem, arr certain to arouse man
ufacturers to the Importance the trade of
Skagwav has assumed, and the combined
e-.ergy ot our merchants and their ready
cash will do the rest.
ST. MARK'S CHURCH.
ST. MARK'S, the first Catholic church
in Skagwav, was first occupied and
dedicated to divine worship on Christmas J
night. 1898. A large congregiticn had as
sembled to witness the hastily accom
plished transformation of a vacant store
room, at the east foot of Fifth avenue, into
a church, and because of its lowly appear
ance and lack of comforts it might at that
time well remind the worshippers of the
circumstances attending the bi tli cf I
Chris:. At the request of the Verv Rev j
J. B. Rene, prefect apostolic In ch.irge o!
Jatholic missions in Aliski, the under
signed pnrchased for $q?o what cp to th t
time was known as the Goldberg buildlnc,
a two-storied frame structure 25x50, th it
the Citholics might have a church > f their
own in which to hold services ai suitable
hours. These services have had an .ittenj
ance varying with the season, w liich is
now rather on the increase.
Rev. A. Pjrodi, S. J , who for a number
of vears had been doing some of the hard
est missionary work ever allotteJ to a
priest .mong the nilives of the Lower
Yukon, and who* health had given
and demanded a change, came here t >wirJs
the end of last year, and rendered very
valuable assistance up to the end of Julv,
when he returned to his chosen fi.-ldol
On his way back from the Interior last
fall, Verv Kev. J. B. Rene stopped here a
few davs, and in his address to the congre
g tion on the Sunday morning compli
mented them, and especially the Mies of j
St. Mirk's Aid Society, up,n the highly
satisfactory st te of Catholic matters he
found in this dtv.
Although my means hive been limited
to tbe voluntary and, with but two excep
tions, the unsolicited contributions <f the
congregation, I have found It poetical to
undertake and c <rrv to compleilon much
needed improvement. During last sum
mer and fall the church lot was fenced in,
the church proper was plastered and its
front so much improved, after a design
drawn by Ar<.h tcct Dorier, that there Is
no longer anv chance of its being mis
taken for an old abandoned store. That
all this has been accomplished without In
curring anv debt Is largely due to the de
voted zcjI of the members of the St.
Mark's Aid Society, an organization whose
energetic and tactful work this community
has lately witnessed with a (miration,
whilst these ladles, on their pirt, a>-e em
phatic in their grateful acknowledgments
of the generous liberality, svmp-thv and
co-operatlo ? teceived unstintedly from all
quarters alike- Mrs. J. W. Milllken Is
president of this society; Mrs. Prank John
son, vice president; Miss M. Barrv, treas
urer; Mrs. E- B. Quinn, secretary.
In conclusion I must give some expres
sion to mv own deep sense cf gr ititude for
the encouragement and substan'al aid so
liberally bestowed by mv numerous
God bless them all.
P. H. TURNELL, S. J.
j SUCCESSFUL VENTURE.!
THE new itore at the corner of Fifth
avenue and Slate street is being
elaborately fitted up for the occupiincv
of N. K, Wilson. Mr. Wilson has niadr
a great success of the drug buaines? in
this city. He disposed of a profitable I
drug business in the state of Washington
to try his fortune in Skagwny. He ar
rived here at the opportune tinir, in
February 1898, when Mcngway was on
the tidal wave of pro-perity. It did no)
lake Mr. Wi son long to establish him
self, as be brought a building wilb him
ready to put up and a slock of drugs. He
enlarged uis stock rapidly to aatify an
increasing trade. Twice already he ha?
had to have enlarged quartern and be
fore this paper Is read in the states, h< J
will have moved into the e'egaut new
building, corner State street and Fifth
avenue, which was built especially foi
his butiness. When fitted up, this will
be the finest and most modern store In
Mr. WiUun informs us that his trade
is as exacting *S that of the larger cities
in the states. His customers ask for the
finest imported perfumes and soaps, and
the best grades of toilet articles.
[ ORDER OF ELKS. I
SK AGW AY
Lodge, B. P.
O. E.. (of the Or
der of Elk*), No.
4)t, was Instituted
and organized in the
, spring of 1809
through the efforts of F. T. Keelar,
a life long member of the O-kland, Cal
ifornia lodge. The charter members num
j bered thirty. The lodge was formally in
sta'led t>v a deleg ition of the Juneau lodge
! which paid a visit to Skagwav for that
particular pnrpose. Since Its organization
: the lodge has maintained a healthy growth
j and its membership has now reached about
sixty and is composed of the best business
' element of the dtv.
j Two social sessions and one memorial
service have been held by the lodge. They
1 were open to the public md were largely
i attended. As a fraternal order in which
J th? principles of the Brotherhood of Man
?ire Inculcated and practiced, no other order
in tne country can exc?l it, and it these
principles which Rive the order Its popu
larity wherever one of its lodges is insti
The Skagwav lodge has alr.adv pur
chased a very desirable piece of property
?n Sixth avenue o, positt the United Mates
hjrracks, upon whl:h in the near future
will be erected a splendid Elks' hall.
When completed this hall will be large
enough to meet the demands of all social
and other public functions.
The officers roster of the present term is
is follows: F. T. Keel.ir, exalted ruler; L.
S Keller, e termed leading knight; Dr. I.
H. Monre, esteemed lecturing kniglH:
Chas. Honker, esteemed loval knighi; W
L. Metcalf, chaplain; Fred Ronkendorl.
esquire; ?. R. Peoples, secretary; R. C.
Smith, treisurer; William Quion, Innei
guard; Frank Minto, ou er guard.
After Mr. Ketlar left for California to
spend the holidays at his old home, in
consideration o I his valuable services and
his generosity to the lodge, he was voted
a life membership and the document
conveying this was sent to the exalted
ruler of the Oiklanu loJge with a request
that he present the same to Mr. Keelar.
The principle involved In the scriptural
injunction not to permit the left hand to
know what Is done bv the right ende rs
this order to its members and enlists the
hearty svmpathv of all people Interested
in go <d works. 1 he Skagwav lodge has
already bten of service to Elks in dlstre s
and I slncerel? trust that Its usefulness
may be extended and be productive of the
best results, as I feel certain that it cannot
fail to b;. In fact the lodge Is already a
great success and thoroughly established
as one of the institutions of Skagwav.
I. H. MOORE.
TUB ROSS-HIGGINS CO.
I:i buying goods for Dawson or Nouie
in any quantity, it will pay you to are
The Ross-llifgins Co., comer Bond and
Main. They are >ole agents for
Standard Oil Co.,
Chase & Sanborn,
The Cu.tahy P'k'g Co. and
Tne Elgin Butter Co.,
and carry a large stock of these goods
on liaticl at all times. They also carry
the most complete liue of staple and
lancy groceries and provisions in the
town, wholesale anil retail. Always glad
to quote prices ou large or small deals.
| KNIGHTS OK PYTHIAS. ?
? ? ! J
IN point of num
bers, the order o(
Knights of Pythian,
with it* more than
half million mrtn.
ber?, ranks third
amongst t!.e secret so
cieties of the United
States. Its membei
( flip is exceeded only
?>v that of the Masonic order and that of
lie Oild Fellows.
This society w is established in Wash
ington City just after the close of the
\uierican R-hellion, and one of the
?liief objects in the minds of it* founders
*as to heal the wounds caused by that
rrgretahle conflict. It* purpose and
teaching* can well be understood from
its name and its motto, "Friendship,
Charity and Benevolence." It get* its
name and ninny of its precepts from the
story of Damon and Pythias and the
tyrant Dionysius, whose heart became
rtftened by the exhibition of such an
undying friendship as that existing be
tween D uioii ami Pythias.
The order is essentially American,
though it is quite stro.itf throughout
Canada, and several subordinate lodges
are located in Europe.
There are shout four *core member* of
the Knights of Pythias in Skagway.
Last April the members of the order
here met and organiz-d the ' Skagway
Knights of Pythias Social and Kelirf
Club." Past Grand Chancellor J. T.
Hayne, of ihe jurisdiction of Oregon,
was chosen president; I. Kaufman, of
Capitol Lodge No. 15 OlyniDia, Wash.,
treasurer; and |ohn W. Troy, past chan
cellor of Gate City No 65, Port Angrles,
Wash., secretary. All emergency com
mittee consisting of the offi ers and Dr.
F. B. Whiting, Prank Clancy, Win.
Blackwel!, Tony Dortero ami A. H. Mil
ler was appointed. There is quite a
goodly sum, derived from donations and
a public entertainment, in the hands of
the treasurer. The secretary keep* a
roster in which all Pythi >n Knight* pass
ing through the city are requested to
register. John W. Troy.
Best assortment and largest stock 1 1
gents' clothing in Alaska at Clavson's
one price store, Fourth avenue and State
s r?et. 12 ai tf
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