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VOL. , SKU-AKI). Al, ASK A, l-'KIDAY U YKNIMl. NOV KM ItKIi ii. HHir, M>~ 77 STILL CONTEND fOR REPUBLIC Russian Workingmen Will not Abate Demands Disorders Con tinue in South. •y fiVe ta the Oat.'! way St. lVtef>l\ur}T. Nov. i! \f^ounoil of liflt n'atos from workiujjitt^tJjijprjfani , at ion> it was tUvkloti htM* tHitfuityht to * • iss.u* a manifesto unrintr workers to arm for a divisive struggle for a eon st ituent assembly. universe! sieirutre and at democratic lepublie. T. e coun cil meetiutr decided to stisiain the political strike a> a mean* of accom plishing the reforms sought, and to re sume it todav it the demands were not promptly granted. It has been learned that the leader oi iii»* strike movement here is a voting university student. (Ion. Yrejk>!T today issued a manifesto informing the people that all the re form^ demandi d cannot he introduced, • ;P onee. but promising that all will be :ven consideration as rapidly a> pos sible. 'The c/.ar’s manifesto granted am nesty to lo0,0«*> political prisoners con lined in Hussion prisons. These will be released at onee and many of them are like! v to i> *oom** disturleniT factors. * < >rders have been issued to increase the military forces in the districts ( where disorders continue. Kiots and attacks upon the .lews in tie* southern part of the empire are constantly re ported. i Viessa. Nov. 'The city is com para-1 lively »juiet today. All parties are; ohietly emraircd in bury in.^ the thou- j sands who were slain in the riots* ot j yesterday. -.2. j — ~- * . * j To Boost Varicle txpetiirton By Cable to the Gateway Seattle. Nov. .) At a meetii it' of the Alaska club today the members present decided to recommend that the organi zation furnish *$t>,UOO to a^s?>i in out fit tin tr the polar expedition of Idr. Varicle ot l >a\n son. LONG TIME BETWEEN BOATS Portland Only Steamer Due for at Least a Week Seattle steamers are a'* far apart these day > as drinks at tie* historic conference between the governors ot North and South Carolina. The Port land is the only one expected before the last of next week. She sailed the 1 evening of October 28 and should j arrive next Monday or Tuesday. 'Hie Excelsior sailed November l and is due to arrive Saturday of next week. Ten days will elapse between the! arrival of the Santa Ana October 27 : and the earliest possible time for the landing of the Portland-at the local docks. This will be the longest gap between Seattle steamers since August, ! when no boat reached Seward from the Sound between the Edith, August l.>, and the Santa Ana, August 2b, In that case the Edith did not bring mail although she brought the daily papers. No mail steamer arrived between the Excelsior, August 11, and the Santa Ana, fifteen days later. The Portland will bring ten days mail. She is three days late and the Excelsior is only four days behind her. “ H . R Relief Expeditions May be Sent Monterey Captain Thinks Crews Have Left Vessels. py Catblc o the Gateway Washington. lh t\. Nov. .» Much, anxiety is felt in the treasury depart ment concerning’ the >i» nation of t ne whaling vessels which are ice-bound in tlie Arctic. Twelve* vessel.* are in the fleet. which contain more thanflOt) men and t wo women. Lieut. Munter of tin ' venue cutter service at San Franc Leo. today wired to the department ottering to lead a re lief expedition. The latest report of t lie vesseL was brought by ( apt. Foley of tin* schooner Monterey of the same that, one of the! two which escaped, that In* left the] fleet pff Bailey islands. (100 milesofl the north Alaskan coast late in August. Foley believes that the crews have abandoned the vessels and will make sleds to he drawn by reindeer, which are numerous there. By that means they may he able to reach a point oi safety. BUILDERS KEEP AT WORK Devote Attention to Insid Finish- j ing During Rains. Local builder* had no trouble finding work during t lie past week of heavy j rains. In anticipation of just such a sped of weather the\ bad k *pt persist- j • nth a! outside work whim me sun wu* shining, and when the rains de-j scended and tlie Hoods ea:ue they had j a lot of structures under roof with % plenty of work inside. About the busiest part of town is the j railroad office building, in which a : s^und of carpenters are engaged upon j interior lini*h under the direction of j Superintendent Stone. Beside them are working the painters employed by 1'. (i. ( rocker, who has the painting contract. The building will probably I be entirely lini*hed within two weeks, i Several officials have already moved in. J. B. Cameron moved into his new j house on Third avenue this week, although the plumbing is not all in. 'Hie plumbers will finish their task in hi* house and that of F. 11. Stewart, who moved in sometime ago, before | Sunday. Holland s House in the same row, will be road\ for occupancy within a week. (rood progress ha> been made on tin* downtown business blocks. I*]. (\ Rich- j ard>‘ new store building is getting well along toward completion, and the' additions to the Northern saloon and the McNeiley hotel are now under % cover. The big barn of the Alaska Transfer is nearly ready for use. McNeiley .V Mead began the erection of a two-story building on Fifth avenue this week. House building also con tinues without slackening. — —i r — - •* Anton Hide is laid up in bed with n lame back, the result of an effort to lift too much at one time. Nome widened Front street, the principal business street, after it was denuded of buildings by the lire. Temp§ratur« at 3 p. m. today- 41, I _ Alaskans Overrun Seattle and figure Busily on Schemes for Next Week's Meeting. By Cable* to t ?ie Ctcwaay Seattle, Nov. •> I nis city is full of Alaskans, many of whom have come dow n to attend the Alaska legislative convention, which will meet here* Nov ember lo. 'I he Nome delegation are all here and are talking u|> a prop osition to liave the convention nomi nate a candidate for delegate to Con gress. Judge Wickersham of Kair hanksand Kiehard Kyari of Juneau are mentioned as possible candidates. The Nome crowd claim that in the delegate matter they have tin* support of the remainder of Seward peninsula, and o! the delegut ions from Sewaidand Valdez on tin" southern coast. Uiilph 'Ik Keberof the Nome Ncwsis a candidate for secretary of the con v* ait ion. and will best rough supported. , The gubernatorial issue will he brought up. The delegate** from South-( eastern Alaska are making a light to; have UradCs removal demanded. The Nome delegation will support Col. W. 'Ik IVrkins for the place if the con-j vent ion indorses anybody. Laying Plans for Alaska Fair Dy Cable to the Cateway Seattle. Nov. The Chamber of I Commerce arc! the Alaska club today named directors of the Ala>ka-A ukon j exposition. Which is to he held in thisj eit\ in 1007. The first meeting of the j directors will be held here November i to to effect a permanent organization. .... Arctic Brotherhood to Meet By Cable to the Gateway Seattle, Nov. The Arctic Brother hood will meet in convention in t his J city next Monday. Many important j matters will come lip. including a pro posal to pass upon a manuscript his tory .of the order. Needed legislation for Alaska will be discussed. Many of the members are delegates to the Alaska legislative convention which is to meet November !•>. and the de cisions of the Brotherhood may govern the action of members in the legisla tive convent ion. Wealthiest Nation on Earth The United States is tho wealthiest nation on earth. Today her citizens arr possessed of $110,000,000,000. Fifty u*ars ago $7,000,000,000 represented the total wealth within her borders. The United Kingdom has $.75.000.000,000, j less than one-half that of her American | offspring. France has $50,000,000,000, | Germany $48,000,000,000, Russia $55,- j 000,000,000. Italy $18,000,000,000 and Spain $12,000,000,000. Though having j but one-twentieth of the population of; the world, the United States has one* lifth of the world's stock of money, and one-fourth of its gold coin and bullion. In the last twenty years the United States has acquired two-thirds of the world's banking power: the savings bank deposits of the world are held bv American banks.—Our Neigh bor hood* A telegraph line is under construe-j tion between Ft. Gibbon and Rampart by the government. '.EE R _ Fanatics Assault Presbyterian Mis sion at Lian Chow and Govern ment Held to Account. By Cable to the Cate .vay IVkinjr. Nov.:; A Presbyterian mis sion at Lian Chou* was assailed by aj mob Yesterdav and four of the mission aries were murdered. The cause of the attack has not been definitely as- \ certained hut the outrage is supposed j to have been the result of anli-ioieiirn I fanat icism. Washington. i>. C., Nov. .» I hr state department has cabled to Minis-j ter Koekhill at Peking for lull par-j ticulars of the* massacre of American | missionaries at Lian Chow. The: American government will demand i lie punishment ol‘ tlu* murderers. Cincinnati, Nov. it has been; learned that one of tlu* missionaries! murdered at Lian Chow was Mis. Marble, formerly a resident of this city. She has two brothers-in-law j here, both prominent men. Another of the victims, Miss Eleanor Chestnut, is also known here. The regular dance of the Seward dancing club will take place tonight in Moore’s hall. BIDS WANTED To dig basement and lay foundation on l)r. Daggett’s corner, according to following specifi cations; dimensions. ilOxaO feet, v feet de ‘l>*. bottom sills. lx<>: bottom joist*. 2x(), two feet apart: |>o>ts. C»x<>. live feet apart: top sills, ()X(»: middle si 1 is. bx<>: ten feet aparl:"top and bottom: backing for cellar of 2-inch stuff: Hoot* joists, j 2xlo. eighteen inches apart, of fir: cellar to be T feel in the clear: 2 inch , rough boards for bottom floor: posts under middle sillsUxb. ten h et apart. Native lumber when not otherwise) specified. Apply on ground to \l. V. j Griffin. * ! CIRCULATING LIBRARY j At Richards' Store The elejrant collection of hooks in! ’ this up-to-date library should appeal to every intelligent person in Seward:! At the low |)rice of 50 cents per month you can read tlu* latest and best , books published. * MEN WANTED By 1\ Welch & Company, contract-j ors on the Alaska Central at Turn again Arm. Station men, rock men. | ax men and laborers. Steady work1 all through winter and next summer. Top wages paid. -<>* For the host and cheapest recreation in Seward, subscribe to Richards' up to-date library. Only dOe per month to read as many books as you wish. New l>ooks arrive on every boat. The Seward Fuel Company has a full line of Franklin coal which arrived on Steamer Bertha. It will have 100 tons line house coal on the Cortland. * Don't overlook the Troy Laundry for up-to-date and first class work, ladies* and gents* work a specialty. * FOR RENT Two elegantly fur nished rooms; also office rooms* Apply Cars tens building* I Grading Proceeds Steadily and Trains Will Soon Run to Tunnel Camp on 49. Alaska Central trains now run totle* 44th mile of the road, '"rack was com pleted this week past the bird mile post hut was stopped a little beyond it by a patch of rock work which will not hi* completed lot* ten days. I hen another two miles of rails will be laid to the next grading obstacle, which is on the summit, just be;.ond the end ot mile b*>. In a little more than a month the track will be laid to the first tun nel. on mile 4!). Grading work pron eus stemmy, considerable additions having been made to the working force in the pa-t two weeks, and the men now employed will he able to finish the grade and lay tiie track to the tunnel before C hrist mas. The graders will then he moved on beyond the tunnels on mile 72 to work upon the grade between there and the head of Turnagain Arm, on mile f>7 Grading is already in pro mts on those thirteen miles, and as p most of it is not difficult the grad** i expected to be read\ for the rails be fore the tunnel boring is complete. Beyond Turnrgain Arm the railroad has ten miles of rock work, reaching to mile 77 and from To to lOo lies the long stretch of rock work covered by the Welch contract. < »n these forty miles as many skilled rock men as can be employed will hi* worked all winter and until the task is completed. Meanwhile parties of locating engi neers are working far ahead, uni * * * the direction of George A. Kyle, engi neer of surveys. The line lias been permanently located some nominee in to the Shushetna valle\. as well as t in* branch line up the Matanuska to the coal fields. The locating engineer will he far into the interior b\ spring. The line is practically located through to Fairbanks, and the approximate distance from Seward is 471 miles. \\. B. Boland, general manager and chief engineer, said this week that tut in* c’nanges in tin' route as now propo-* would he slight, and not likeh to m viate more than a mile or two at any place from the projected line. These slight changes will he mereh to oh tain better grades or cm ves. Mr. Poland said be still hoped to have trains running to Knik Arm. 14 miles from Seward, before another winter, and that the only possibility of disappointment lies in the ctiilicnliy of getting enough men to rush the work at the rate desired. A good force is at work now, as there has beer, all summer, hut there has never been an hour since the present construction officials took charge when they would not have set several hundred more men at work if applications had been made. The demand for laborers on Puget Sound and throughout the Northwest I is so great that men can almost dictate their own wages and terms of employ ment. ft is regarded as probable that men will have to lx* sought a gtc.it | deal farther east than Puget Sound. In August 450 men were brought here from San Francisco because ot the great demand for men farther north on the coast.