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THE DAILY -JJjW r.uv oFPicmL PKPeR ? ? = ^ =?=? - - ? _ . , PRICE 10 CENTS No. :i TOli. TIL SRA0WAY, ALASKA. THUK8HAY MORNING. FKHKCAHY 1 1904 WILLIAM C WHITNEY DIES AF NtW YORK Hector Ross, of Mounted Police Force De tailed For Duty on White Pass Summit In Early Days Shoots Self at Dawson [Special n >;'.uch to Daily Alaskan.] | New York. Keb. 3. William C, Whitney. lawyer, politician and finan cier, ex-secretory of the navy and father of the new American navy, died in thw city yesterday of heart failure. Thenew* of the death caused a tre mendous >.h *? as it ? x-< unexpected. The entire city is in mourning. WilHam Collins Whitnev was bora at Conway, Miss. July 15.1841. He ?jrrduatPd from Yale in I&3, and from llvj Harvard law -chool. He moved to New York and became active in poli tics. He was one of those who was for many years actively connected with Tammany hall and who retained the r^^an.1 aiui fr ? tnKhip of New York in J leo-lentv Me served many terms as c rpora' >: c usel of New York city under Tammany administrations, and was sec-etary of the navy in the first t'leveland cabinet. He lead the move tnent in Sew York in 1S92 against the "snai> convention" that was culled in the interest of David Hill, who was a candidate for the I'euiocratic presi dential nomination, and managed the Cleveland campaign at the Chicago convention of that year. Mr. Whitney never re-entered the practice of law after retiring from the cabinet, but devoted his time to busi ness, amassing an itniie se fortune. He retired from all connection vyith politics about 10 years ago, though he again became active in behalf of the mayoralty candidacy of George R Mc Clellan last fall and through his influ ence most of the powerful financial in fluences was again cast with Tammany Hall in the election which resulted in McClellan's victory. His death at tills time is a heavy blow to thos' who hoped to turn the strength of the New York banking interests fro n Roosevelt and toward the democracy . [ Valentines 1 ?'Hit Em hards AND Fancy and Artistic *$kagway Hews go.* I L.A.HARRISON. Mgr. J SKAGWAY DAWSON NOME is of pure drug's. and these are obtainable here at all times and any hour. Thai our stock of Drugs & Medicines \ shou d be fresh and pure i- of more importance than its size. All oiders can be tilled and in a way that wiLl give health to the patient and satisfaction to the doctor. Let us tiill your prescriptions. Kelly 4 Co., Druggists The Bridge From Sickness to Health | Ready to Wear * * Good New I Goods The Best Any City Can Afford We Guarantee Fit and | Fashion I f R r7hu<on & Ca AGAIN II IIIBfcS IIKfmR \H TBF ORIfM Japan and Russia Are Rapidly Preparing to Fight and Notwith standing Fair Words Hostilities Are Dangerous y Near Surface [Special Dispatch to Daily Alaskan. Nagasaki, Japan, Feb. 3. ? In spite of the expressed hope that the present crisis would pass away and that a pacific solution would be found for the difficulties that have arisen between Japan and Russia, the war clouds are still thickening, and both countries are prewiring for war as rapidly as they can. The feeling among the Japanese that the Russians are toying with them is growing. It is held by the war party that Russia does not mean to surrender any of her contentions, notwithstanding the fair promises that are made from time to time. Those who are keeping clbse watch of the situation would not be surprised should hostilities break out at any tiirt^, although war does not seem so im minent as it did a few days ago. IS HANGED Crtlijaiy Murderer. P,.)8 Peuilty [Special Dis-.atch to Daily Alaskan.] Calvary, Feb. 3.? Cashel, the mur derer who escaped from jail last winter and was recaptured last month, was handed yesterday. He confessed his crime and admitted his guilt while on thtf scaffold. * Chamber Coatiuer* Reading Room The chamber of commerce met last evening and considered the matter of donating the use of its meeting room to i number of ladies and gentlemen who < desire to establish a free reading room I in Skagway. The chamber has nucleus < of a library presented by the Alaska i Geographical Society, and a number of I residents have offered valuable books ' towards a reference library for the city i as soon as any institution of the kind i should be started. The matter has been placed in the hands of a committee with power to act. Fur coats at Clavson's. The February Delineator, at Ladies Bazaar. Fur Collarettes, at Winters'. tf ] y I] At The ME DOMINION IIOIEL Miners Headquarters Next to Postofflce, Whitehorse, Y, T. Table Set Family Style Meals and Beds 50o each, Siogle Rooms, $1 00. Fin*' tw i s'ory log barn with store and wjter. Accommodations for 20 head of horses. Log barn for dogs. Horses fought, Sold and Hired, Wood for Sale to Order W J. GIBBONS, Prop. Postoffije Box No. 26 AT WORK Highbinder* Begin Opera tions iu Vict iiit I Special Dispatch to DaiN \laskan.l Victoria. Feb. 3.? The Chinese high binders have begun operations in Vic toria. ' The discovery of a foul murder committed by them was ma4e here yes terday. A Chinese actor, who was a leading light in Chinatown, was killed by members of the highbinders' gang Sunday. Will Have New Fei Preparations for the Elk?' Valentine fence, which will be given oa the even ing of February 15, are being rapidly completed. '1 he committed ha-ing the illalr in charge say that several new Features will be introduced. The hall will be properly decorated. Repre sentations of hearts will occupy a prom inent place among the decorations. Gr?nt B<irgiilv Splendid new organ and Library of American Literature, from the earliest settlement up to the present time - complete in >1 volumes Tho Standard Dictionary, complete in one volume, bound in sheep. Apply at L'hea lander's store. 1 27 lmo Go d Be r Ct>? tp Lemp's St. Louis beer. S3.00 per doz en, delivered. Idaho Liquor House, agents. Phone 59 tf Cold weather coal, while it lasts, 110.50 per ton. Phone 50 L M. West, Agent. The leading barbershop and baths. The Principal, opposite Board of Trade IS OPEN P.irliami nt B-gins Session at Lon Ion [Special Dispatch to Daily Alaskan.] London, Feb. 3.? King Edward opened the British parliament yester day. Arthur J. Balfour, premier, was unable to attend the opening on atcount of illness. The king's address was short and well timed. Bn*!nou Propulj to Oo Cheap On March 1 the property of Mrs. Chisholm, on Sixth avenue, between State and Main streets, will be raffled. Chances are $2 each. A goo 1 opiwr t unity for some one to get a choice bus iness lot cheap. 2 4 tf PAY TIME Municipal Tax-* Will E |> J; qn ii ! MhT'-Ii 1, 1904 The taxpayers of Skaffway, Alaska, , are hereby notified that municipal (axes for 1903 will become delinquent | on March 1. 19M, a ter which timo 20 per cent, penalty and 8 per cent, inter est pf.r annum will be added to the amount of all taxes due and unpaid 2w H. H. Draper, Treasurer. ! When In Whitehorse stop at the Windsor, only first class house in town. Diaries for 1904 at theSkaffway News Suits J15 to 125 at Clayson's. We Have the Finest Line of DRIED FRUITS In the City Consisting of PEELED Peaches, Silver Prunes, Italian Prunes, Pettit Prunes- Apples, Figs, Apricots, Rais ins. Dates Etc. We also call your attention to our line of Coffee, consisting of GOLDEN GATE. WHITE HOUSE and CHASE & SANBORN brands MHMH c/o dsrf^iA/ a, ^?4/ yJuis/ od /i^^c/unis (^tott^ry, ?rfUsivtCd S4c*r^Lrod?d ^yuhiV &nds tnct/iy Awrjl/ridj/ Mrf-to- ^ tfy &?& &&u&rn/. THE ROSS-maO-INS CO. Sole Agents, Skagway and Juneau , ? Finely Furnished Rooms Electric Lighted Throughout IDE IMPERIAL HOTEL Snow Shoes, Sleds, ^ II J>.~ FORMFR CUSTOMS (imiMl COMM'TS v!" "'r Father of New Navy Passes Away at the Nation's Mf tropolis? G-o'ham Is In Mourn ng F ;r a Fa"orr on [Special Dispatch to Daily Alaskan. Dawson, Feb. 3.-Hecior Ho**, form er mounted policeman and collector f Canadian customs at the summit of White Pass during 1898, committed sui Pny Taxoi Thl? Month j The present month will be the last in ! which to pav taxes without incurring a ' penalty. Under the new law an ordi j nance has been adopted which provides that if taxes shall not be paid when due a penalty of 20 per cent, shall be j added From this tim? forward taxes 1 are made a lien against the prop i ) I assessed, so that this will be an addi ? tlonal inducement for people to pay up and keep their titles clear. tf agpla* Med Today The Magpies will meet at the resi dence of Mrs. M. F. Hall this after-, noon. ft'ood Beer Cheap Lemp'sSt. Louis beer, *:s.00 per doz en, delivered. Idaho Liquor House, agents. Phone ?& ' Is your washing sautactory / Are your clothes I-ornV If ao or yes. try t ie Skagway Hand Laundry, and you will be satisfied. 1 cannot teli a ne. we muM make a ittle profit. Clavson <fc Co. Stetson hats at Hayson's. New Lace Curtains at E. R Peoples ciii. iii this cf'y yesterday afternoon by sli'oiint; himself. The trapedy ltdi r?cily traceable to wine and women. Ross had just been on a debauch of more than usual severity. Mrt Valencia The Cottage City met the Valencia at Shelter island on her way fromSitkft to Juneau. She was due to sail south fro in Juneau last evening at 5 o'clock. Sh" w ill have about 24 hours start of the Cottage City in the race (or Seattle. Fear for Union The I'nion left for Haines yesterday morning. She did not return. It is believed that the is lying close to the tiank in one of the coves protected from the storm. Elko' Meeting There w :l be a meeting of Skagway I/xlj No 4.'!l, Benevolent and Protec tiveOrder of F.Iks, at their hall, Thurs day. Kebri ary 4. at 8 p. m. All visiting E'.ks are invited to attend. E. A. Murphy, Sec'y. Good Beer Cheap Lemp's Sf Louis beer, *3.00 per doz en. delivered. Idaho Liquor House, DM. Phone 59. t? Diaries for 1904 at the Skagway New? Co. C'u'ter shoes at Clayson's. Agency Standard Patterns We have received the Fprinr a cl Sum mer catalogue of Stan lard Patterns Standard Patterns are Reli able Ail are Seam Allowing Tbe> are stylish and Perfect Fit-tii: and at Popular Prices. Chealanders, tfitn Avenue, Frank N. Johnson ? J. O. Johnston Whitehorse, Y. T. New Management, Restaurant in Connection lohnson & Johnston No Coal on the Pacific Coast Equals the Ladysmith - Wellington IT BURNS, IT HEATS, IT HOLDS FIRE and Makes LITTLE ASH We have a lartre stock on hand of this Coal, either ALL. LUMPS, Bulk, delivered, $13 00 DOUBLES K.. K.N ED, in sacks 13 00 Shaw & Johnson Phone 11, Moore's Wharf. K. A GL'ILUAlTLT, Selling Afrent 'Phone 6 your toilet H?cds Are Easily Supplied From Our Keliable Stock of Toilet Articles. Brushes, Hair Tonics, Combs. Tooth Powders and Pastes, Toilet Waters and Soaps, and Hand and Face Lo* Lotions to Please those who know the use of the best.