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Skaguay, Alaska, Feels the Strong Grip of Military Rule.

Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette / July 23, 1898

Juneau, Alaska, July 17, by Steamer Al-Ki to Departure Bay, July 28 -- The town of Skaguay is still under martial law, and all saloons are closed. Twenty-six men who have been bound over by the United States commissioner have been taken to Sitka. County Surveyor Reid, who killed "Soapy" Smith recently, received a wound in the hand and may die of blood poisoning.

J. W. Tanner of Juneau has been appointed deputy United States marshal at Skaguay instead of Taylor. The latter is charged with neglect of official duty.


Sheboygan Times / July 30, 1898

Seattle, Wash., July 27. -- Advices from Skaguay, Alaska, state that Frank H. Reid, who killed "Soapy" Smith, has died from his wounds. Reid's people live in Roseburg, Or.



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