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The condition of the weather in the 1
interior yesterday, as indicated by the i
dispatches received at the Skagwav 1
offices at the \V. P. Jt Y. R., was as
Fortymile Cloudy, calm, 16 below,
IVtw >ou Cloudy, calm, 14 below.
Ste*art Hear, calm, 15 below.
Selwyii Cloudy, calm, 12 below.
Selkirk? Cloudy. calm, 10 below.
Ogilvie Cloudy, calm, 14 below.
You k. >n Crossing ? Cloudy, north
wind, 10 below.
i Salmon Cloudy, north wind, 6
al qua Cloudy, calm, 6 below.
1 ? I.a I 'arge ? Cloudy, north
wind, 10 below,
Whivhcrst Cloudy, calm, 1 above.
Cowlej Cloudy, calm, 0.
1 :->u Cloudy, calm, 4 above.
IV lin ron Cloudy, south wind, 20
l: nnett? Cloudy, strong south wind,
18 above.
Lou' Cabin Cloudy, strong south
?find. 14 above.
Fr.iscr Cloudy, strong south wind,
1> above.
White Pass Cloudy, strong south
wind. 18 above.
t; ,;cirr Cloudy, strong south wind,
Mil. Patrick S irprlscd
Mrs G Patrick was pleasantly
- ?ri by 10 of her lady friends, last
u m melioration of ner birth
day. :a,: .-s gathered attheresi
dt-n Wr?. De\\ itt's and from there
i *,tb baskets of good things
to Mr*. risk's, at the corner of
K.i^hth av<.ine and Alaska street. The
? . o;n; ua* passed with music, song
and conversation.
Mmoaic Ma tins
There will be a regular coiumunica
ti i of \Vh: i'.iss Lodge No. 113, F. &
vA. M.. Kr > evening, Jan. 8, at
their hull. No. Fourth avenue.
Sojourn;:,, arid visiting brethern are
con ally invi:- .1 :o meet with us.
|iy order of the W. M.
Robt. W. Tayuhl Secretary.
Oil; K< Srh ?< the S?I1bu?i of
Utoiiundi Id Oar lUpablle
The ? ader ask^d to thoroughly in
v ? :h following. This can'
reaii.iy be done, for the gentleman
wh -tatenu t is published below
wj! f!i?: a^ed to answer any
co'u.m .,:eaiioii i : tiled to him if the
writer really suffers from the annoying
con- *? which always attend inac
tive or weuktmed kidneys.
\V. A. Hawku proprietor of Ox
f' , 111 I'.h avenue, Seattle.
-,?y - ' i was s . ct to kidney trouble
f?. a: h: rr of years and during that
: UKir, il '? r> i remedies recoro
?!i, ud> i to me without much success.
I ear? ? h re from [.aporte, Ind., some
welv. years a:ro and have taken a pa
- fi 'ii there e r since. Kverv now
..wl a; mi 1 re:ul i ' people in that city
who had hceii cur of kidnev trouble
by th ? u- of 1' an's Kidney 1 'ills, and
wa- through > entallv discussing
these cases that induced me about a
y-ur ago to try the remedy. It gave
me undoubted benefit at that time.
Since then 1 notieed symptoms of a
recurrence, the pills acted equally as
well an they did when they first came
to my notice. "
So d for cent - a box. Koster-Mil
ur . Co.. Kuffalo. N. i . oe agents
fur the United States. Remember the
name, Doan's, and take no substitute.
Let us fill your prescriptions. Kelly
j; Co , the reliable druggists.
Fur Collarettes- at Winters'. tf
Ciayson ,v Co. carry the largest stock
of overcoats in town.
? '.aths at the Portland Lodging House,
25c: new porcelain tub. 1C> 3 lmo
Crowded With Wa'ch Repair
Since the holiday season closed, our
workshop hits been crowded with work.
We hare had to work long hours to
ke?p up with our rapidly growing
watch repair work. No watch so deli
cate or complicated but what wo can
put in perfect order, and all our work
is warranted. We manufacture all
kinds of jewelry from gold or silver.
Those desiring to have their eyes ex
amined, will please call after 3 pm.
We are making very low prices on a
number of lines of goods which we
wish to close out, as we do not intend
to carry them In stock in the future.
We have one Crown piano for sale: also
violtns, banjrs, guitars, etc. Special
low prices ou watches.
Keet.ak, The Jeweler.
N?t.'c? Forfeiture
To all persons interested in the Skag
way Chief.
You are hereby notitied that 1 have
expended $100 in labor upon the Sky
way Chief lode, about two miles north
of the 'own of Skagway, on the ea?tside
of i he Skagway river, in order to hold
said premises under the provision of
Section it 24, Revised Statutes of United
States, being the amount requ red to
hold the same for year ending 1N03, and
if within niDety days after this notice
you f il to contribute your proportion
of suth expenditure as a co-owner,
your Interest in said claim will become
the propertv of the subscriber under
said Section 23.4. J. MAHEK.
Date of first publication Jan. 9.
Get prices nt Royal Laundry for
'amily work, special rates in rough
iry, next to now electric plant.
L, E. Klrkpatrick F.J.Carver John O. Price
Kirkpatrick, Price &. Carver
Attorneys- at- Law
609-12 Pioneer Building, Seattle, Wn.
? remiik & Mclean ?
General Blacksmiths
? I II ?
and sizes
at very reasonable prices
Horse Blankets,
Dog Harness
and Whips
Harness Shop in Connection
a Note of it!
That the
Runs two trains from Seattle every day
connecting at St. Paul and Minneapolis
with all Fast Trains for Chicago, St.
Louis and all points east and south.
Snort Route
Fast Trains
New Equipment
A. R C. Denniston, G. W. P. A.
C. W. Meldrum, City Pass. Agt.
612 First Avenue, Seattle
Is a refreshing and strengthening
family tonic that purifies and -
Makes the system strong."
Il has the unanimous endorsement
Of the Medical profession . \sk f?r il
ppott Rainier 3Q , 5EATTLEtWASH. y
I [Original.]
Ruth Twining sat with an open note
In her hand, k picture of misery and
disappointment. She was a cultured,
refined girl, who at school a?d after.
ward at college had been noted for the
correctness of her English and the
fanltleiBneM of her essays. She had
lioen born to wealth aud luxury am
was now Buffering from reverses that
had occurred to her father, ^oung
I>lck Bovd. whom she had long knowu<
, and whose wife she had expected to
lK. ever since she was ten years old.
had her promise to marry him as soon
as he was sure of a permanent Income.
Hut. while she loved Dick, she was
uncertain as to the wisdom of P09*'"*
a lifetime with him. As a schoo ^y
he hid never handed In a composition
that was not blotted, misspelled, uu
grammatical and generally discredit^
L,U.. She had hoped that when he be
came a man he would do better, and
now six; had evidence that he was not
doing better. This Is a copy of the note
ghe held In her hand, a note frou. ick.l
I expect to net away from blalneM early
this afternoon ana will come for ^a ??
before dinner. I'm not shore but it
come will be there by I o clocfc A man
who I have an appointment with***
keep me back Otherwise you will see n?
on time.
"It's just as 1 always feared, she
moaned. "How can a man who can I
spoil 'business' tnke any stuud In busi
u'ess. 'Sure" spelled with an h. A
man who 1 have an appointment with.
?Yon Mill! see me on time.' One would
Buuuose mv determination on the sub
?o after much deliberation. It w
j never do for me to link my ^ n
one who must ex natura rel (from th
nature of the case) tnke a low stand
even In the world of business^
i it will be observed from this solllo
nuy that Miss Twining was a college
br.d girl who preferred a Latin to an
English expression and had more i"
spect for professional than busine^
life. She broke her engagement will'
l)lck Boyd, though It cost her a severe
pang to do so. and became a teacher
Everybody predicted that she would
: liecome prominent, and, as for 1>I< k
Boyd, most persons who had ?>en spe.^
imens of his literary productions put
him down as sure to hold his posltloi.
on the bottom rung of the ladder.
Dick on entering upon his posltlou
with the Starling Lumber company, a
I concern of many years' standing, was
placed at clerical work. After leaving
a blot on nearly every page of tin
I ledger and sending out a number of
misspelled and Inaccurate .statements
the president called him Into h s pri
vate office and told him. putting
kindlv. that he thought he would do
better outside. Dick went outside and
Instead of blotting the books became a
lumber shover. But it was not long be
fore It was evident that he would make
a better boss, and in a few weeks I*
was in charge of the yard. Then he
was sent to straighten out a bad com
plication at thV mills and from this time
forward was used b. perform what was
considered lm|wsslble for any one else
Superintendent, secretary, vice presi
dent, were his successive titles, and ai
last when the president had got the
company "into a hole" Boyd was given
a block of the stock and made presi
dent for the purpose of getting It our
This he accomplished In a few jeais
time, and It made him rich.
Meanwhile Until Twining had speii
a dozen years teaching and had reached
a position at $700 a year as Instructor
In English composition. Her principal
,lutv was to correct the Juvenile essays
of tlie scholars, a work she <lid over
and over again till her eyes ached and
life seemed a burden. One day when
she was more tirtnl and disheartened
than usual a letter addressed by type
writer was handed her. She opened
the envelope and took out a typewritten
letter. It read:
Mv Dear Old Sweetheart? 1 have never
bUim?"l ou for not expecting anything ot
so Iiad a speller as I. The fault Is lnh"
Ited. My father couldn't spell correctly.
:ind mv sister Is no better at spelling than
1. Nevertheless I have boen successful in
another field, and as I shall never mai'ry
a 11 v -rne If 1 can't marry you I write to
ask yo if J ?>" ';lu'r >ouJ d^"'?n ?'
^ dozen } ? ars ago. W heth. r I live a
bachelor or a happy married man depends
on your answor U1L
Ilad this letter not Wen written by a
mechanical pn? > ss and by uu Inter
mini late person Until might have been
moved by it. As It was. she would as
well have read it In a book. She took
up her per., wrote a refusal to recon
sider the matter and was about to ad
dress it when, looking at the envelope
in which Dick's letter had been in
closed for his address, she saw that
something had been left In It. She
drew out a piece of paper on which
the original had been written for the
typewriter to copy:
I haven't ever blamed you for not ex
pecting ennythlng from as bad ? "P?*
(blot) as 1 an. My father coudn t spel
any better than n,e. Neverthele.1 have
been successful!, ami as 1 shall (blot)
never ma ry enn> Vxly If 1 can't mary you
(blot) I woud like to know If you will
change your mind of a dosen years ago.
Somehow this bit of blorted, mis
spelled paper, which at one time would
have repelled her. now bosk!* its me
Cbanical copy went straight to her
heart. Turning It over, she noticed
written in pencil on the back, "Don l
tell him I put this In or I'll lose my po
"That typewriter Is surely a wom >n.
mused Ruth; "only a woman would
know the difference between the me
ehanical and the real." And straight
way she wrote to Dick Boyd inviting
him to come to see her.
Mrs. Ruth Boyd has a secretnry who
writes her notes (with a pen), working
when she feels like it and drawing n
?alary of a hundred dollars a month
She Is Mr. Boyd's former typewriter.
Limp Be Looked ?? Though Jail
Ftahed Kruiu the Sett.
He was tall, tblu, spare? Indeed, be
?truck as almost fantastically
?pare. I 'remember thinking tbat the
station draft caught blm like a torn
leaf flowing at the end of a branch.
His clothes hung* about him as the
clothes of u convalescent who has lost
bulk and weight after long fever. He
had on a Jacket of brown velveteen?!
cannot swear to the color, but that de
tail always comes back In the recalled
picture? n llannel shirt, with e loose
necktie bundled Into a sailor's knot,
somewhat fantastical trousers, though
no doubt this effect was due In part to
their limp amplitude about what
seemed rather the thin green poles fa
miliar In dahlia pots than the legs of a
human creature. He wore a straw hat
that in Its rear rlia suggested forget
fulness on the part o? its wearer, who
had apparently, in sleep or heedless
ness, treated it as a cloth cap. These,
however, were details In themselves
trivial and were not consciously noted
till later. The hnig, narrow face, then
almost sallow, with somewhat long,
loose hair, tbat dragg.ed from beneath
the yellow straw hat well over the
ears, along the dusky hollows of tem
ple and cheek, was wLiat immediately
attracted attention. But the extraor
dlnarlness of the Impression was of a
man who had Just been rescued from
the sen or n river. Ei'-ept for the fact
that his clothes did not drip, that the
long black locks hunt,- limp, but not
moist, and fliat the short velveteen
Jacket was disreputable, but not damp,
this Impression of a man Just come or
taken from the water was overwhelm
ing? Willlaiu Sharp In Tall Mall Mag
TliarUrrar'a Muatarhe.
Iu a note on Samuel Laurence's por
trait of Thackeray? that representing
tlie novelist's face lu full? the Illus
trated London News of Oct. 13. 1835.
"It Is not, we must confess, alto
gether true to Ills present appearance,
for tt waul* a recent aud becoming
addition to the upper lip In the shape
of a black mustache that contrasts
most admirably with a head of silver
gray, but it is like the man and will
be welcome to his many admirers."
The reference here to the mustache
is Interesting for the reason that every
portrait of Thackeray, with one excep
tion. represents him with a clean
shaven upper lip. the exception being
Maciise's pencil drawing of the famous
"Tltmarsh." which, however, belongs
to a much earlier date? viz, about
1840 ? and In which there Is Just a
suspicion of a mustache. Presumably
the hirsute appendage of 1855 was
merely a passing fancy, which the ra
zor speedily disposed of.? Notes and
What He Waa.
A man of letters? of poor physique?
recently knocked a policeman down uud
ts still at large to tell the tale. It was
on the bank of the upper Thames,
where a notice bids "Pedestrians to en
ter the towing path by the roadway."
The man of letters, however, knew the
short cut and took it, running into a
huge Berkshire constable. "See that
notice board?" remarked the constable,
blocking the narrow path. The man of
letters looked, considered, and replied,
"But you see I'm not a pedestrian."
The constable considered him from his
hat to his boots and back again. "Why,
what are you tlien?" he asked. "I'm a
Congregatlonalist," full the man of let
ters. The const&Mo dropped.? London
The lloyn In Gray.
A question often asked, according to
the United Service, is why the army
cadets at West Point wear a gray uni
form. while the uniform of the army
Is blue. The origin of the distinction
dates back to the war of 1S12-U,
when the commissary general of the
army could not procure the blue cloth
required for General Winfleld Scott's
brigade, and so they were clad In gray.
So distinguished was the conduct of
that brigade at Lundy's Lane and Chip
pewa that when, after the war of 1812,
a reorganization of West Point Mili
tary academy was made, out of compli
ment to General Scoct aud bis brigade
the uniform of the corps of cadets was
changed from blue to gray.
The Twelve Jurymen.
A prisoner U tried by twelve of bis
fellow countrymen. This custom Is n
thousand years old. and we get It from
the Vikings. The Vikings divided tbetr
country up Into cantons, which were
subdivided into twelve portions, each
under a chieftain. When a malefactor
was brought to justice it was usual for
each chieftain to setect a man from the
district over which he ruled and com
pel him to try the prisoner, the verdict
of these twelve men being declared by
the Judge to be final.
Knew Her Daimor.
Smythe? You say she bad the burglar
covered with ber revolver while her
maid went to call the police. Then
how did It happen that be escaped?
Browne? Well, you see, the burglar
was a foxy chap, so he said suddenly,
"Look out, there's a mouse!" While
she was getting on a ctalr be got out.
?Baltimore American.
A One Sided nale.
Once when P. T. Barnum was taking
tickets at the entrtnee of his circus
a man asked him If be could go It
without paying.
"You can pay without going In." said
Barnum, "but you can't go In without
paying. The rule doesn't work bott
The law which all rascals bellevt
should bo enforced to the last letter i>
the irtntuW <tt limitations.? New Yor?
(Copyright. 1U03. by C. B. Lewi*.]
Arouud Fulton uiurket and all along i
front strict they know Shorty O'Hlg- J
gins. His given nuuie was John, but J
114 he was a trltle less than Ave feet i
lilgli be was always called Shorty.
'J'heri' was only one thing to console i
Shorty In his struggles to keep u dun J
guree suit of clothcs 011 his hack and 1
prevent hunger from gnawing at his )
vitals. He couldn't sing, play the Ud
dle or dance a hornpipe, but he could
sneeze. The fiune of Shorty's sneeze
extended clear down to the Battery and
up to the Brooklyn biidge> It had
been heard up Wall street as far as :
Exchange place. It wqp a sueeze pe
culiarly his own, and no one could rob
him of it or produce a successful Imita
tion. That sueeze didn't couae under
the head of "promptness and dispatch."
It was all of ten minutes from tbe time
his uoBe began to tickle until tbe ex
plosion came. ICxpjottion was the term
for It When the si^eze finully came
It lifted Shorty's cap SIT his head, rent
new boles In his shoes and started the
cobblestones In tbe street from tbelr
sandy foundations.
One day Sliorty picked up a bit of
news and was at once Interested. No
one could remember when he had been
interested ill anything before. The
Cubans had suddenly braced up and
sailed Into the Spaniards with new
vigor, and the Junta had raised a large
sum of money in tbe States to 3end
over a cargo of war material. Shorty
learned what craft would take the car
go and her dafe of sailing, and It came
about that he was Included in the crw.
though the mate bestowed a kick upon
him Is an "N. G." almost before the
ropes were clear of the snubbing poets.
Tbe craft went south to make a start
from a /lorlda port, and In due time
the munitions were on the rolling deep.
History Is silent as to why the mate
got down 6n Shorty and worked up
his old iron on him. Perhaps it was 011
account of the size of his feet or the
squint of his eyes. Steamship mates
are rather eccentric in their likes and
dislikes. No matter what the basis,
Shorty was selected as the man to be
bounced about, and bounced he was.
The filibuster craft was delayed at sea
by accident, and again she was chased
off the Cuban coast by a Spanish gun
boat, and the mate bad five or six days
in which to make It plain to Shorty
that he was not beloved.
The steamer at length headed In for
the appointed rendezvous, but when
ten miles off the shore two things hap
pened. A gunboat was sighted bearing
down on her, and darkness had scarce
ly come when a thick fog settled down
with It. Shorty wasn't to blame for
either the gunboat or the fog, but the
mate swore that he wbb and gave him
some more of the same old tonic.
No living man had ever heard Shorty
O'HIgglns utter threats of vengeance;
110 one had ever known of his striking
buck. Had the lisli dealers of Fulton
market been told that he thirsted for
revenge after that last bouncing about
they would have stood amazed. Never
theless, such was tbe case. Yes, the
worm had turned at last, and if the
mate had been a mind reader he would
have hastened to take off bis cap and
Tbe filibuster had reefs to look out
for and an Intricate channel to thread.
As the fog came down she hud to
grope. A little later she came to a
standstill. Tbe Spaniard came up to
within half a mile of her and began to
play her search light. No good. Then
she crept forward, fathom by fathom,
with her crew at tbe guns.
The order hod been "lights out" and
no talking aboard tbe filibuster. Kv
erythlng that could creak and groan
was lashed fast, and such men as were
forced to move about removed their
shoes. The pall was so thick that a
man stauding amidships could not see
stem or stern. The hare crouched In
her form while the hound bunted to
and fro. Presently, as tlic ocean was
as uuiet as 11 graveyard, Sliorty found
himself beside the mate. The unite
wasn't thinking of bouncing auyliody
Just then, but Sliorty was reviewing
the past. He reviewed for five min
tites and then whispered ill the mate's
"Mr. Davis, I'm goln' to sneeze."
"If you do, I'll throttle you!" replied
the mate as he turned on blm.
"Mr. Davis, I'm goln' to sneeze, aud
you can get ready to go to tbe bottom
of the sea and be hanged to you!"
The mate had heard of "the Shorty
sneeze," and even as he'reached out to
grasp the originator and sole proprietor
by the throut and choke him into a
etute of limpness he turned pale and
his heart pounded his ribs. He failed
to get to Shorty's neck in time. The
sneeze came, and it was a sneeze that
would have set 500 pedestrians along
Front street wondering what tug bad
exploded her boilers. They could have
heard it aboard the gunboat had she
been four times as far away. There
was a prompt hall in reply, and then
as the filibuster captain ripped out an
oath and the mate drew his leg back
for a kick, tbe Spaniard let go with his
port battery and three big shells crash
ed Into the steamer. A minute later
she was a sinking wreck and taking
half of her thirty-six men to the Ih>!
torn of the sea with her.
Next day at noon Shorty O'HIgKins
was swept ashore 011 a bit of wreck
age. He crawled up on the beach and
fell down and slept tbe sleep of ex
haustlou. Ten hours later he wok" up
to find a dozen long haired, wild eyed
men grouped ubout him.
"The steamer and the cargo? wher*1
are they ?" was asked.
"Under twenty fathoms of the blue,"
he answered.
"But why so? How was It?"
"Oh, 1 sneezed and sent 'em there!"
&*??? K* 'AVAWA1;
A Stovd that will
Icfcfep fire over night
without attention and
the fuol
Is the Original
Coles' Hot
Blast 4
^ W 10 wriiitii w
y y ' For Sale Bj
jE.R. Peoples
I We are Headquarters for
All sizes of wood and coal heaters, steel ranges and cook stoves.
You are cordially invited to inspect our stock.
% \ ?.??xwv w w vwtv v\wi
Smelting & Refining Co.
Setllaraenti iTlade Wltlilti five Dnf? After Hcceipl nr Ore
Crofton, Vancouver Island, B. C.
$ hW**. i H- H"H
No ne?d of tending away foi anything in the line of
tailoring. Our Workmanship, style and tit is eqnal to any
tint class house anywhere. Tue goods are stylish and
the greatest care has been used in their selection that
they may serve the purpose as intended.
Id connection with Men's Tailoring, we are making La
dies-' Taiioruiade suits and Overcoats.
F. Wolland,|
Merchant Tailor
<f Corner State Street and Fifth Avenuf 4?
? ?
*Kl Telephone No. 76
'I' 'I'1!"!"!"!' ^
Paolfic and Arctic Railway and Navigation Company
British Columbia Yukon Railway Company
British Yukon Railway Company.
(Dally Except Sunday.)
No. 3. N. E No. 1. N. B. No. 2. S. Bound No. 4. 8 E
2nd class- 1st olass. w 1st class 2nd cImc
8 30 p. m. 0 30 a m. LV. SKAOUAY AR. 4 30p. m. AR. 4 15a. ir.
10 30 " n 00 } " " WmTE PASS ' 3 00 " " 2 10 "
11 40 a. m. 11 45 " LOG CABIN 2 10 ? "f 100 "
12 20 ll 35 [ P'"'m " BENNETT " } J5 | p m ? n ^ p m
2 45 " 2 10 " " CARIBOU " 11 SOa.m " 10 20 ??
8 40 " 4 30 " AR White House LV 9 30 " LV, " 7 00 "
Passengers must be at depots in time to have Baggage Inspected and
checked. Inspection is stopped 30 minutes before leaving time of train.
150 Dounds of baggape will be checked free with each full fare tloke
and 75 pounds with each half fare ticket.
Terminus W. P. & Y. Route
All South Bound Steamers Arrive and Depart From This Drck
Warehouses ''?pen for delivery of merchandise from 8 a. m. to 5 p.m.
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 J
office) and must be delivered before 6 p m. 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 the public when steamer is nearlng <
dock and will be opened only whtn passengers have disembarked, [
Wharfage Tariff can be had on application at office on dock. ?
P. O. Box 175. C. E. WYNN-JOHNiiON, Gen'l Mgr. }

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