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JOHN W. TROT, EDITOR TOWN * JENSEN, - ? PUBLISHERS itlepbone No. 19. SUBSCRIPTION rXTM. oat iHt. d?UT?rad by earrrtr JM month, bj mall ' fhTM month*, by mall fix month*, by man - Oh rw. by maO *?* PANAMA SITUATION The apparent probability of war be tween the United States and Colombia makes a few words as to the Panama situation not out of place. Briefly stated, the facts follow. The Ameri can and the Colombian governmeuts negotiated a treaty providing for th<' construction of the Panama canal by the United States, which were to g?i certain rights of sovereignity and for which they were to pay the Colombian government 110,000.000 and an annuity, i The treaty was r*tifl> d by the Unite*: States senate, but the Columbian sen- t ate turned it down. This action pro- j voked the department or state of Pan a ma to declare her independence. With- ; in less than a week after that was done ; the United State-, officially recognized | the rew republic, ar d in a few days more a treaty was negotiated with the i new country similar in its terms to that previously negotiated with Colombia, j The treaty also provided that the Unit ed State> hould guarantee the inde pendence of Panama. United States warships had even gone so far . as to prevent Colombian troops frv. m landing for the purpose of 1 putting down the insurrection, which was bloodless. Against everyone of these steps taken by the United States government. Colombia protected in vain. It seems that that country is now about to move an army upon Pan ama to suppress what the Colombians refuse to dignify beyond calling it an insurrection. If they do so. they will meet American arms. The bare statement of the facts of the case as g iren here would indicate that the position taken by The United States was. to say the least, undigni fied and probably mercenary. How ever, strange as it may seem, so far we hare not had the American side of the controversy. We will probably ge: that in the president's message. It seems that the United States must depend upon the results rather than a theoretical consideration of the actions of the administration to justify the course that has been pursued. Colom bia is only partly civilized. A system of government is in vogue there.differ ing only in detail from the feudalism of Kuropean middle ages. The country is governed by a few thousand grandees, whose vassal* are the great majority of thd people. These grandees, or feudal lords, own the country and hold a sway that they know woukl be destroyed with the introduction of civilization. They are consequently opposed to the invasion of railroads or northern cap ital in any way. As a result, they have played the dog in the manger. They refuse to build the canal across the isthmus or to permit others to do it They have been staying commerce, to a certain degree at least, and the consequent advance of civilization and progress of the world. Considered in thi> way. while the methods pursued by the United States might not just square with the equities of interna tional law, it may be urged that Presi dent Roosevelt suspended established rules of right and wrong in the inter est of civilization and the greatest good to the greatest number. However, there is a danger that the Americans might lose more In the en emitv of the South American coun tries, which sympathize with Colombia, than they will gain in the construction of the canal. President Roosevelt says to Colom bia, "DON'T." Gen. Reyes bad a more or less interesting talk with Teddy, and be -tavs to his government. "DONT." The probabilities are that Colombia will take a tumble, ar.d WON'T. There might be a something of the swaggering swashbuckler about our strenuous president, as is claimed by his euemies, but in the laiiguage of the day, he is there with the goods when the gong sounds, just the same. The prices that are being secured for Broadway real estate do not indica'e that Skagway is on the down grade by any means. Harriman s Seattle soliloquy proba bly runs something like this: "I came, I saw, I (waa) conquered " Valdez is booming its winter trail to Taoaoa Congratulations. Tony Stanich AMUR IN Ctuadittu Pacific Liner Reaches Fort i ? _ _ ? The Amur, of the Canadian Pacific Company, arrived from the south yes terday morning, two days behind her schedule. The delay was caused by heavy fogs, which caused her to lay at anchor a great deal. The Amur bad 12 passengers and about 60 tons of freight She sailed out last night at 6 o'clock with 56 passengers for the south. The fogs that are prevailing along coast are interfering with traffic con siderably. The Amur passed the Wel lington at anchor in Granville sound, and the < 'anadian government steamer Quadra was at anchor at Kennedy island. PERSONAL MENTION Fred Webber is suffering from the effects of an infury to his eye. A piece of steel from the lathe struck him in the eye. It was removed by Dr. Kunnalls and the eye will soon recover. V. I. Hahn will leave on the Dolphin next Friday for a visit with relatives in Seattle. Louis Spitz, the Dawson restaurant man. suddenly terminated his vacation aud left for home yesterday morning. H. B. Shadwell, collector of customs at Whitehorse, arrived last night and went south on the Amur. Fred McLennan, of Whitehorse. ar rived on the Amur yesterday morning. FACE Pimples, Blackheads, Red and Oily Skin Prevented by (Went) Vsw" Gently smear the face with Cuticura Ointment, but do not rub. Wash off the Ointment in five minutes with Cuticura Soap and hot water, and bathe freely for some minutes. Repeat this treatment morning and evening. Use the Soap alone, with hot water at other times, as often as agreeable. Take the Cuticura Resolvent Pills, sufficient to keep every function in a state of healthy activity. V B- A sluggish rood It loo of tbs stoma* h. bowsls, lleer, kidneys and bladd?r. as well aa of tbs nterlne functions ia often the cause of fallal eruptions which the CtTICU*A Rk*OLY *XT PILLS readily correct and curs, while hogging of tbe pores or sebscsoos flan da is prevented by CmrClA SOAP snd hot wstsr. Cotlcurs fosp. Ointment and Pills srs sold : iiwighout tbs world. Brltlah Depot: 27-1S ?*h*rterh'?uae Sq.. London. French Depot: 8 i: ? la Palt Paris POTTKK D*rO AND HtM CoRI' Sole Props.. Boston. 0 8 A t'amoai Ojrtar Cocktmll* The Pack Train saloon is now serv ing Elmer Chamberlain's famous oyster cocktails. tf The Royal Laundry cannot be ex celled. They suit your taste anil con venience and fit you in prices. I 'hone 97, next to electric plant. Let us fill your prescriptions. Kelly A Co., the reliable druggists. Just get the Delineator, at Ladies' Bazaar. Birch Bark Baskets, at Case & Dra per's. HURT'S STEREOSCOPIC VIEWS Of 4kac*7 >Dd AlMkt Scenorj from ne^tlTes made wlib th? be>l !el? LeuKS, ?r? ON SALE * SXIOVAT NEWS CO. I' PIONEER CIGAR STORE Ixjxstixsxaiwwix^^ BIG TIME Bir Will Celebrate Opening of Courthouse Judge Winn, president of the Alaska Bar Association, has sent notices to al! members of the bar requesting them to be present at a meeting to Tie held :n Marshal Shoup's ottlce on Thursday evening next for the purpose of ar ranging for appropriate exercises com memorating the opening of the new courthouse on January 1. Juneau ttec ord-Miner. HORN QUITS Five Fingers' Fog Signal Won't Work One of the engines of the F ire Fin gers lighthouse has been disabled and that establishment is more or less use less at the present time. A distress signal was displayed when the Amur passed there on her way up. aud the ship came to a standstill. The light keeper came out in a small boat with a letter for help. The letler was posted at Skagway. The keeper told the ma ter of the Amur that his engine which operates the fog signal was out of com mission. Hunter* R tarn W. B. King, E. A. Murphy, A. W. Wallick, F. B. Wurzbaclier and A. It. Graves, returned yesterday from a hunting trip on the line of the \\ . P. Jt Y. R. They brought back their game sacks well filled with ptarmigan and rabbits. Mr. Wallick was put out of commission esrly in the hunt by the explosion of his gun. Snow got into the muzzle of his shotgun, and when he fired at a ptarmigan, the charge of powder made a ragged hole in the side of the gun barrel, within a few inches of the muzzle. Where IeH-mjr K?hlo? Henry Kahlo, who came north two years ago, formerly from Toledo, Ohio, Is among the missing. If anyone knows anything about the whereabouts of Mr. Kahlo, he will confer a favor by ad dressing W. A. fl?>id. Treadwell. Alas ka, who writes: "Will you cause inquiry to be made for one Henry Kahlo through thecol umnsof the Dailv Alaskan Me is ana tire of Toledo, Ohio; came north two years ago and has not been heard from since. His mother is very anxious and concerned." A>otk*r N w Gold Strike Another new gold district has been opened !n Alaska. G W. Duncan has just returned from that country and brought back with him some valuable nuggets of gold. The new field is across the diride east ot the Selwick rirer and about .VJO miles northeast of Nome. Mr. Duncan claims to have panned out $116 in one day. Rua'.l <r Coming The little steamer Rustler will be due to arrire at this place this morning from Berner bay. She makes a special trip for passengers who desire to go to Juneau. Fox Sals ?Bedstead, blankets and quilts for sale cneap. Apply to Capt. Robertson 2t Froah H?t The Krye-Bruhn Co. keep all kinds of fresh meat constantly on hand, tf Great clearance sale starts July 6, at the Seattle saloon. [ Great clearance sale starts July fi, at I the Seattle saloon. Baths at the Portland Lodging House, 25c; new porcelain tub. 10 3 lino Hake a Note of it! That the Great Northern Railway Runs two trains from Seattle every day connecting at St. Haul and Minneapolis with all Fast Trains for Chicago, St. Louis and all points east and south. Snort Route Fast Trains New Equipment A. B. C. Denniston, G. W. P. A. C. W. Meldrum, City Pass. Agt. 612 First Avenue, Seattle Calendars for 1904 Ready for Distribution MARTIN CONWAY I ?Pa(len Hease? I Foot of Sixth Ave. 5 ?' I Most Elegantly Furnished :j HOUSE IN ALASKA j Electric Lljhw, Telephone, Hot ?J V and Cold Water, Porcelain ?, '? Bath Tubs aud Patent Cli-seta on Each Floor. ? Board or Room ry Day, Week or *, > Month. Bates Reasonab'e. *? ?* MRS H. S. PULLEN. Prop. The " PROMINENT" Sixth Ave. nr. Hoard of Trade Compound Vapor Bath9 In Connection FRANK LF?E, Proprietor I ROYAL I! 5* Steam Liaandry* ;i ! All Work Guaranteed. Short j[ Orders Promptly ? Done I FHONK -g | Messenger Will Call *nn L>r:i?ei ; \ Baths In Connection ; j, Private Rooms for Ladies ' ' STEAM HEATED. 'mumuwm?wm%u?n Double Screened Double Sacked WELLINGTON COAL $12.00 Per Ton (Delivered) Pacific toast Company, L. M. West, Agt. Phone 50 Whitehorse Hotel-^ Whitehorse, Y. T. New Management Refurnished Throughout. First Class in Every Respect Finest Cafe in the Northwest AT THE "ToterrT | Hot Tomato Bullion jj Hot Beef Tea Hot Claim Bullion Hot Chicken Brolh Pop Corn Jim's Fam- J ous Oyster Cocktail < lame* FlUpatrtck, Mgr. Canadian Pacific Ry. Co, j Direct "5 r-. Mo IntCPtni'iHate I C-ll, to Vanco ivcr Viciana ; Tr?..-.' M .u/ to Seattle | No Extra Charge e Dec. 10. 25 Sailing lit 6 p.m. " For Speed, Comfort. Service and Appointment These Twin Screw Su-amers Cannot be Equaled. For : Information Write or Apply to | H B.DUNN , Art.. SKAGWAY >:?GX?xjxi JUNEAU S. S. CO'S. STEAMEK GE0RGJA Currying C. S. Mall Leaves Skagvrav at 8 a. n>. Friday For Haines. Juneau, Hoonah Spiiugj and Sitka J. F. FAIRBANKS, Agent 216 Broadway, Phone 90 Raw Furs.... WE PAY High Prices for Fine furs Write For Price List Percey's Fur House Oshkosh. Wisconsin Pacific Coast S.S.Co. PIONEER ALASKA II wE. 9AFET V. GON/IRORT Seattle, Puget Sound, Sao Francisco and Southern Ports CARRYING U. S. MAIL Cottage City ? Oec.23 Siils Via Sitka ( Calls at Vancouver ) Valencia, Dec 12 Sails Via Sitka \ bov<> S?'h?"dule Subject to chanee Without Nonce. L M. WEST, Agen- PHONE 50 C. D. DUNA N, Gen- Pass. Agt 10 Market Street. San Francisco, Oil. The Alaska Steamship Co. Winter schedule subject to change without notice. D m jbb m juu I Transfers to Victoria and Vancouver Without Additional Charge A. S. DAUTKICK, Agent. Phone i ??**? MOORES WHARF CO. Terminus W. P. & Y. Route , 2 All South Bound Steamers Arrive and Depart From This Dr-ck ' REGULATIONS 1902 * Warehouses open for delivery of merchandise from 8 a. m. to 5p.m. f Perishables ONLY delivered on Sunday or at night. All freight shipments destined southbound must be accompanied by a Shipper's Manifest (papers can be obtained at the U. S. customs office) and must be delivered before 5 pm. No freight will be re ceived on wharf after this hour. BAGGAGE? Tolls will be collected on Checked Baggage Onlt. No charge for bags and grips when unchecked. The wharf gate will be closed to iho public when steamer is Hearing dock and will be opened only when passengers have disembarked. Wharfage Tariff-can be had on application at office on dock. P. O. Box 175. C. E. WYNN-JOHNSON, Gen'i Mgr. While Pass k Yukon Route THROUGH LINE FROM Skagway to Atlin. Whitehorse, Big Salmon Dawson and Yukon River Points During the opt-n season of navigation on the Yukon river whioh extends from the middle of May to the middle of October, the Hritish Yukon Navigation Co's river steamers connect directly with the trains at White Horse, giving a iaily service to Stewart rivt**, Dawson, etc. i onnectlons made at Dawson for all lower Yukon river points, Including St. Michael and Nome Through connections made a Caribou with the company's lake steamers for Atlin, Taku and Golden Gate mining samps. THE WINTER ROUTE SERVICE During the winter season when navigation is clieed, daily trains will continue running between Skagway adn Whitehorse A Through Mail, Passenger and Freight Service Will Be Maintained By a Thoroughly Equipped Stage Line BETWEEN WHITEHORSE AND DAWSON For information relative to Passenger Freight and Telegraph rates, apply to any agentlof.the company, or to A.B. NEWELL, V. P. ? G. M.