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Voi.,1 SEWAIll), ALASKA, TUESDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 14. 1005 NO. N(i _ -U.T.JLX^-^JSJI'i - ' -- -" " - - ' ' * ' “ - SCHOOL BOARD HAS THE CASH Draft for $2500 Arrives anil Seward Will Have Two Teachers and Tubiic Building. A draft for *-‘<>0 from the treasurer of the I'nited States came toF. G. Male, treasurer of the Seward school board, on the Kxeelsior. This is the town s apportionment to maintain its school for the present year. The school board will be called together this week to mature plans for the disposition of the money. It is probable that a school house of two rooms, to cost about *1000, will be erected, and the remainder of the fund will be used to employ two competent teachers. It has been impossible here tofore to form any definite school plans because it was not known how much money Seward would have until the cable announced a few days ago that the comptroller of the currency had reversed the ruling of the auditor of the interior department which would have cut down Seward’s share to a small figure. Last year the town re ceived only *.>oo. find \o Trace of Spencer No trace of Kdward A. Spencer, the missing timekeeper of the railroad company, alive or dead, has been found : yet by the searching parties. After today they will probably give up the search as hopeless. Last night Gen eral Manager Poland wired to the voung man's parents in Oakland that he was missing and probably lost. Dora Will Bring Waiting Cro*d Steamer Dora is expected from the westward any day. She will bring a bunch of disgusted men from Seldovia, who have been waiting there for a boat for some time. Part of them went down from the Inlet at least two weeks ago and missed the Santa Clara by a few hours. It is imagined that a stenographic report of their conversa tion would burn holes in the paper. literary Society Tonight The Seward literary and debating society will meet this evening in the Methodist tent. The question for de bate is; Resolved, That the human race will derive more benefit through the victory of Japan than it would had Russia been victorious in the recent war. Barometer Offers More Rain The barometer points on the off side of 29 this afternoon, with the needle stabbing the ominous black letters which spell rain. This may be taken as a prediction of steady, persistent, pitiless, vertical and extremely wet precipitation for several hours to come. Steam heat was turned on yesterday in the Seattle Bar and furnished rooms on the second floor. This is the only steam-heated building in town besides the railroad ofllce. The heating plant was installed last Saturday, the base ment having been enlarged to make room for it. Mrs. Kmma Campbell will open a restaurant on Fifth avenue near Kim ball's store in a day or two. The building was moved from Fouth avenue and is now being equipped. Dr. E. I. Green, a dentist of Wran gell, came up on the Portland to go to Kodiak to fix the teeth of the inhabi tants there, lie hasn't been able to get a boat to the westward yet. Temperature at 3 p. m. today— 40. TRACES COURSE I or copper zone! Expert Says Greatest Belt in World Extends from Port Dick to Nabesna River. From the southern end of Kenai peninsula to the Xahesna river stretches a copper belt unequ;Uod in the extent and value of its deposits anywhere else in the world. This belt, or zone, begins at Fort Dick, includes .Latouche island, where a marvelous deposit ot copper has already been developed, and adjoining islands, dives under Prince William sound, reappearing again at tidewater at Hllamar, then ranges away north easterly until it Strikes near' the Xabesna river a copper area which Henry Bratnober recently declared to eclipse every other copper deposit known to exist. The location and direction of this copper zone have been carefully studied by Henry B. Kaediek, a mining expert who is superintending for British capi talists development of a copper ledge on the strike of the Beat son mine at Latouche. He points out the peculiar fact that the trend of this vast copper belt is along the line of magnetic variation in this part of Alaska. Mr. Kaediek said in Seward a day or two ago: “It is, of course, a mere coincidence that this copper zone extends directly along the line of magnetic variation, hut it is a remarkable one. It you lay a compass upon a map of Alaska with the pivot on Fort Dick the needle will lie exactly upon the course of this copper belt. “Tins extraordinary zone does not exceed twenty miles in width, and its side lines are almost as straight as it it were laid otl by a surveyor. In that long rectangle lie copper deposits which would supply the world for an indefinite period if there were no other mines in the earth. Of that I am satis fied from my own invest igations and the statements of others who have been over the field more exhaustively than t have been.” This great copper zone which Mr. Kaeding describes does not by any means embrace all the copper known to exist in Southern Alaska. Mr. Kaeding himself denies that it is a u Mother Lode *’, hut he asserts that in lateral extent and value of its de posits it is unequaled elsewhere in the world. This monster vein, however, appar ently has numerous ‘‘dips, spurs and angles,” or else the “Mother Lode” has a daughter or a sister to the west ward. On the eastern watershed of the Shushetna river valuable copper deposits have been located the past summer by gold hunters. A remark ably rich strike was made a short time ago on the Kashwhitney river, from which specimens of almost pure copper were brought to Seward. The assays of the average ore, made here, showed a good percentage of copper, and the locators say the vein is wide and its strike apparently in definite. They also report that the entire region carries copper indica tions on the surface, and this statement is borne out by other men who have traversed the district. In the great copper belt described bv Mr. Kaeding mineral traces exist almost continuously. Naturally it is only in streaks and spots that the possibilities of a mine are found, but in frequency and extent of de posits valuable enough to be worked Mr. Kaeding affirms that the belt is one of the world's mineral phenomena. CONVENTION TO CONDEMN BRADY Announced That Seattle Gathering Will Recommend Perkins for Governor. By Cable to the Gateway Seattle, Nov. 14 It is regarded as certain that the Alaska convention, which will assemble here tomorrow, will condemn the administration of (iov. Brady, and will recommend the appointment of Col. \V. T. Perkins of Nome to succeed him. Richard Ryan of Nome will be named as delegate to Congress. The convention will indorse terri torial government and ask liberal appropriations for good roads in Alaska. It will also favor extension of the cable and telegraph lines, and will probably recommend changes in the mining laws. CALL DOUGHERTY INSANE ■ '■ -- Must go to Asylum Because He Has a Mile of Gold Ore William Dougherty was committed to the asylum for the insane by Com- j missioner Hildreth last Saturday night because he thinks lie has a gold mine that makes Rockefeller’s pile look like JO cents. William is a very busy man and in addition to developing this fabu lous bonanza lie is casually looking after a million or two beehives with which he proposes to make the hills of Kenai peninsula drip with honey. William’s efforts to create wealth have been discouraged and ridiculed. When he first reported his gold strike he was turned down with scorn. He carried a large sack of gravel into a local saloon and informed the barkeep that it carried $0,000,000 in gold, He said he had a mile of the ore staked down on the beach and he wanted to leave the trilling exhibit he had brought with him on the bar for dis play purposes. The bartender ejected Dougherty and his mining exhibit with slighting remarks which burned deep into the prospector’s soul, and he returned later with an armful of country rock which he was going to heave through the mirror behind the bar, but he was stopped in time. He also had an ax. Dougherty was then taken to jail hut he made such a fine impression on the jailer that the functionary passed him up and frisked a man as prisoner who had assisted Marshal Wybrant to take the mining magnate to the bastile before he discovered that he had selected the wrong man. A day or two afterward Dougherty was taken out for exercise and when the jailer’s back was turned lie started for his mine but was captured a little later. The rats in Dougherty’s garret kept busy and made such a fuss that it was decided to hold an inquest of lunacy upon him. When he was taken before the court he thought he was to be tried for some heinous crime, and pro tested so warmly that Judge Hildreth tried to comfort him by saying: “This is only a de lunatico inquiren do.” “I never done it,” yelled Dougherty. “The man that says so is a durn liar.” Dougherty’s testimony showed that it was dangerous for him to be at large with as much money as he possessed. It was feared that he might join the predatory rich and destroy popular liberty, so it was decided to send him to the asylum at Salem, Oregon. The commitment was not made out in time to send him on the Excelsior and he will go on the next boat. RAISE FUND FOR | RUSSIAN JEWS American Hebrews Give $700,000 to Aid Members of Race To [migrate. -—.— By Cable to the Gateway New York, Nov. 14—The reUQt fund for the assistance of Russian JftWCj who wish to emigrate reached $700,000 to day. The work of taking subscriptions troes on and the amount is &U-tidily [ swelling. Chicago, 14 Jewish meeting in various tities of the country Sundjay raised an ajr^re«,ate of $250,000 for t!\e relief of persecuted members of their race in Russia, to enable them to come to America if they wish to do so. Chicago raised $15,000, New York $100,000, Baltimore $10,000, Seattle $1500. This sum lias been more than doubled sinde Sunday. k McClellan Will Stand Pat By Cable to the Gateway New York, Nov. 14—At a meeting of McClellan's friends with Judge Parker, his chief counsel in the elec tion contest, it was decided to stand strictly on the law governing the can vass of votes. This will make it diffi cult to go behind the returns. McClel lan’s supporters say he will he seated. Americans Banquet Britons By Cable to the Cateway New York, Nov. 14 American naval officers banqueted the officers of the British squadron under Prince Louis of Battenburg last night. Prince Louis and Rear Admiral Evans of the Ameri can navy were cheered for four minutes when they entered the banquet room together. fyo River and Harbor Bill By Cable to the Gateway Washington, D. C\, Nov. 14—Repre sentative Burton of Ohio, chairiqan of the House committee on rivers and harbors, say that no river and harbor appropriation hill will be passed at the coming session of Congress. It will be the policy of the House leader* to keep down appropriations. fire on Steamship Dakata By Cable to the Gateway Kobe, Japan, Nov. 14—Fire broke out this morning in the hold of the steamship Dakota, among a cargo of matting. For a time the lire seemed dangerous and it caused considerable damage before it was extinguished. Jews Mold Memorial Service By Cable to the Gateway London, Nov. 14— Memorial services as a mark of respect to the Russian Jews who have lately been slain in massacres were held by 10,000 Hebrews in this city Sunday. Yellow Fever in Havana By Cablt to the Gateway Havana, Nov. 14—Several cases of yellow fever have broken out in this city. The plague has been traced to mosquitoes brought into Cuba in boxes. SEWARD STEAMERS Oregon: sailed from Seattle lltlr.due in Seward 16th. Bertha; sailed from Seattle 10th; due in Seward 20th. Santa Clara; arrived Seattle, 7th. Santa Ana; arrived Seattle, 9th; sails 16th. Portland, sailed from Seward, 9th. Excelsior: sailed from Seward 12th. t • % 1 « « • • w »x V m '* • • • •. . t , STRIKERS ISSUE CALL ID ARMS Revolutionist* Prepare to Fight and Again Slop at! Rail road Traffic. By Cable to the Gateway St. Petersburg, Nov. II The strike * ^ leaders after a conference lasting until 1 o'clock this morning issued a call for all residents to arm in defense of ;heir homes, it \vas decided to stop all rail road traffic again. The Jewish population is still appre hensive. The slaughter scheduled for Sunday was too well advertised to he successful, although the uneasiness of the Jews and the authorities did not subside, until Monday was past, as it was haired the conspirators might start tl»e proposed massacre a day late. The Jews were well prepared. They were not only armed but every Jewish house was supplied with bottles of ammonia which the inmates intended to throw into the mobs to suffocate them with the fumes. Nevertheless the panic ampng the Jews continues. All thp cities of Southern Russia have lo>t almost then entire Jewish population, as members of the race have been fleeing in hordes by every possible means of conveyance. Thousands of troops are being rushed to Poland, where the insurrectionary spirit runs higher constantly. The nationalist feeling is getting the upper hand and an outbreak is expected any day. It will doubtless entail bloodshed when it comes, and possibly culminate in general rebellion. Ail Alaskans going to Seattle on bus iness or other purposes are cordially invited to have their mail addressed to themselves in care of the Industrial Bureau of the Alaska Central Railway Company, Lumber Exchange Building, Seattle, Wash., and to make their head quarters at the Bureau while in that city, * ALASKA CENTRAL RAILWAY CO. CIRCULATING LIBRARY At Richards’ Store The elegant collection of books in this up-to-date library should appeal to every intelligent person in Seward. At the low price of 50 cent* par month you can read the latest and baat books published. # M_N WANTZD By Pf Welch & Company, contraet ors on the Alaska Central at Turn again Arm, Station men, rock man, ax men and laborers, Steady work all through winter and next summer. Top wages paid. For the best and oheapest recreation in Seward, subscribe to Richard*’ up to-date library, Only 50c per month to read as many books as you wi*h. New books arrive on every boat. Don’t overlook the Troy Laundry for up-to-date and first class work, ladies’ and gents’ work a specialty. Nanaimo Coal; $1~> a ton. Delivered to any part of the city. Seward Fuel Company. * Will build house to order for anyone advancing few months rent—or will lease ground—corner lot—Adams street —address M. H., Gateway office. A new stock of Lowney’s candies just arrived at Seward News Co. Mrs. Campbell of Atlin will open a restaurant on Fifth avenue, Thursday. Regular dinner from 4 p.m. to 8:130. u, Lunch counter in connection.