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* _ ————^■a————————————————— VOT , SEWA1M), ALASKA, WEDNESDAY EVEN IN<*, NOV EMHEJJ 15, UM)>_NO‘ * * - -nrrin ini i i i i ———~=. ==ag= ' ~~ ~~ SEATTLE BUZZES WITH ALASKANS Preliminary Caucossing in Progress With Nome Asking Every thing in Sight. By Cable to tha Gateway Seattle, Nov. l.Y Alaska convention politics are redhot today, in prepara tion for the opening session this after noon. The tirst tight will be over the! election of a chairman, and next over the admission of delegates who are reallv residents of Washington hut * who have large interests in Alaska which keep them there part of the: time. The Northwestern dtdegates caucused in the Butler hotel for hours last night, and finally appointed a steering committee composed of t oh IVrkins, H. B. Bunn, Charles Herron, - A. Z. Watson and John Carson to confer with delegates from other sections to see if the convention organization I could not be settled without a squabble. The chances are good, however, for a j row. ftome Hants the Delegate Nome wants tlu* convention to desig nate one delegate to congress, who will he Richard S. Ryan, and to declare I for a change in tlu* federal mining law j providing that an annual tax of *-•*> a j claim he substituted for tlu* existing j provision requiring *100 worth of as- , ses>ment work anhually on each located claim. This proposition includes a provision ihut the fund derived from • this tax on claims be utilized to con struct territorial roads* Dudley Duhose is favored by the Nome delegates for chairman of the committee on resolutions! and .lohn Carson for chairman of tlu* credentials committee. The Northwest also favor ed Gov. Swineford for chairman of the convention* but he declined, and a tight over the place has been precipitated, SoJthwest Molds CaucJS The delegates from Southwestern Alaska also caucused. Some opposition to Ryan for delegate was shown among them and it i> doubtful whether he will **et the sup|X)i*t of that faction. The Southwest agreed to support Sam Archer of Nome for chairman of the convention, but will probably stand with the Tanana in support of Col. K. M. Carr for delegate to Congress. The Northwestern delegates will try to inject into the convention their light for Col. Perkins for governor. The Southwestern delegations feel that as Gov. Brady is under investigation by the interior department it would be lletter taste and better policy for the convention to leave the governorship issue alone. Few of the Southeastern delegates have arrived yet, but a crowd of them is expecte l on the Dolphin which is due here at o,clock. lhose already here have done little but keep tab on the northerners while waiting lor others from their own section. Santa Ana Sails Tomorrow By Cable to the Gateway Seattle, Nov. 15—Steamer Santa Ana will sail tomorrow for Seward. Part of her cargo is steel rails for the Alaska Central Railway Company. She has a small passenger list. Biis ta Carry Alaska Malls By Cable to the Gateway Washington, D. C., Nov. 15—The postmaster at Seattle has been instruct ed to advertise for bids to carry mail8 from Seattle to Valdez and Seward from January 26 to June 30, 11)06. SAV ALASKA HAS MCI OIL FIELDS Government Geologists Report Very Strong Indications of Petro- I leum and Gas. By Cable to the Gateway Washington, 1>. < Nov. 15 The annual geological survey report states that the past year's investigations have shown that valuable petroleum fields undoubtedly exist at Coal hay, Copper river, Cape Yakutaga and Con t oiler bay i 1 Alaska. The report describes the seepage ot oil in all those regions to be strong, indicating the existence of petroleum in large quantities. Wherever the oil veins have been tapped a big How lms been secured, and gas bubbles show strong indications of both oil and gas. Shaw Will Not Dip into Money Market By Gable to the Gatcwcy Washington, D, (’,, Nov. 15 Secre tary Shaw of the treasury department today authorized the statement to be made for him that he will pot interfere in the money market unless the string ency threatens general business. He j had been asked to release treasury de* posits on account of the tightness of monev. % Col. frank Pow ell Dying By Cabl^to the Gateway Cody, Wyo., Nov. 15 Col. Frank Powell, a noted scout, and friend of Buffalo Bill, is dying here. Storm Causes Magnetic Disturbance The storm today caused magnetic disturbances which interfered greatly with the operation of the cable. The messages had to be taken directly from the clicking of the wire, like ordinary telegraph, as the tape would not register accurately. Elks to Give Thanksgiving Dinner Local Elks will got together Thanks giving day and have a dinner and so |c*ial. They will meet tomorrow even ing between 8 and D o’clock in the Owl drugstore to make arrangements. Opens Coal and Teed Store P. J, McDermott, who came to Sev • ard on the Corwin two weeks ago, has opened a fuel and feed store in the building just vacated by the Troy laundry, next to the Coleman house. He will carry coal, wood, hay and giain. Mi*. McDermott is well known | to all the Nome people in Seward, as he was there several years, going from Montana in the first rush. • _:— L. F. Shaw donned his mushing j clothes yesterday and went out to the Falls creek mines for a few days to watch the hoys work. Dr. Burns has moved into the house recently vacated by J. B. Cameron, near the old railroad office. E. L. Whittemore expects his bowl ing alley plant on the Oregon. A cable message promised it. The canvas roof was taken otT the ! Methodist tent today and a shingle roof ! will be put on. The Oregon is hourly expected to be reported from Valdez. Nome papers are still making a great fuss about the tin developmente of that district. Temperature at 2 p. m. today—41. ASKS ENTRANCE INTO SEATTLE Western Extension of Chicago, Mil waukee & St. Paul to Rush Coast Line. By Cable to the Gateway Seattle, Nov. 15—The North (’oast Railroad Company today filed an appli cation for a franchise from the city council to enter the city with a new railroad line. The company is con structing a line for the Chicago, Mil waukee & St. Caul road and is allied with the Pacific Railroad Company, which is building down the north bank of the Columbia river to Portland. The company is also the holder of title to all the Milwaukee tide lands in Seattle and Tacoma, which were pur chased more than a year ago for rail road terminals. Surveyors for the new line are now at work all along the proposed route from Chamberlain, South Dakota, to the Pacific coast. Will Build Denver Line By Cable to the Gateway Denver, Nov. 15— President Feni more of the Denver & Yellowstone Railroad Company said today: “We intend to build a railroad from Denver to Seattle and construction will start immediately.M LAYING PIPE RAPIDLY Butler St Company Will Soon Have Water Power Line. i ■ .— - ■ ■" Butler & Company have 1600 feet of pipe laid on their line up Lowell creek to generate electrical power for their new plant at the foot of Jefferson street. The men are working steadily and as the most difficult part is done the entire line should be completed in ten days, barring accidents. The pipe is laid in gravel all the way and in order to get the best results in digging the ditches Butler & Company advertised for placer miners to do the work. The town has a lot of them and enough promptly responded to put the job through with a rush. The pipe line is to be 7190 feet long, from the powerhouse. Above the pipe line a few hundred feet of flume will be laid to the point where the water is to be diverted from Lowell creek. At the lower end the pipe is 11 inches in diameter, The next section is 12 inches and the tubing is graduated, 13, 14, 15 and 16 inches. Each section above the 11-inch link is 1250 feet long, By the gradual reduction in diameter of the pipe increased pressure is obtained. The power house is nearly ready. The big water wheel was put in place some days ago. This afternoon the work of laying the cement floor for other machinery began. By the time the pipe line is ready the dynamo of the Seward Electric Company will he moved to the new power house. Later an engine room and boiler house will be added. Into this the steam plant of the Electric company will be moved to he used in case of a breakdown of the water power. The new water plant is of 200 horse power. The machinery is of the latest invention and includes a big automatic safety valve which will shut off the stream in a moment whenever the pressure becomes too strong and opera tion is crippled in any way. A hydrant with tremendous pressure is ip the power house for fire protection. OPPOSE FEDERAL RATE CONTROEl " * Railroad Employes Object to Roose velt Plan as Antagonistic to Their Interests* By Cable to the Cateway Washington, I). Nov. 15 Repre* sentatives of all the union orVfts of railroad employes met here today. It j is expected that they will take 4 ^Und against the Ksch-Townsend railroad rate hill which was passed by the last House and will he introduced into the present (.'ongress, and which has th© sup])ort of F>resident Roosevelt, The bill proposes to give to the in= terstate commerce commission power to regulate railroad freight rates. The railroad men at the convention say that this is antagonistic to their inter ests as it would probably have the result of reducing the wages of rail road employes. BAROMETER ON THE RISE Needle Slides Around Until it Points Toward 44 Change” The barometer is creeping upward and at 2 o’clock the needle pointed: toward 29.4, which signilies change. It would probably take a Philadelphia lawyer to tell what kind of a change ' is coming and the (lateway will report | it after the fact and indulge in no I prophecies. F, H. Youngs, paymaster of the rail-1 road company, who has been in Seward : two years and a half and has been j running a little weather bureau of bis own, turned back to the record yester day and found that the barometer had i been lower but once since he began keeging tab. Yesterday it slid down to 28.85, The lowest in Mr, Youngs' record was 28.7, November 4, 1905, For a day or two it has been snowing intermittently at tho summit on the railroad and beyond. Between snow, falls it rains, producing a line article of slush. Literary Society Meets The Seward literary and debating society had a good attendance at it* regular meeting in the Methodist tent last night, in spite of the driving rain. It had been expected that the revision of the by-laws would come up after the literary program, but the com. mittee asked time to report and the matter went over to next week. The society then fell upon a huge pan of doughnuts provided by Mrs. Pedersen and with the assistance of hot coffee demolished the contents utterly. SEWARD STEAMERS Oregon; sailed from Seattle 11th;due in Seward Kith, Bertha; sailed from Seattle 10th; due in Seward 20th. Santa Clara; arrived Seattle, 7th. Santa Ana: arrived Seattle, 9th: sails Kith. Portland, sailed from Seward, 9th. Excelsior; sailed from Seward 12th. Bank Carelessness A New Yorker who employs a man servant said to his valet one morning, “Hoskin!” “Sir,” said thp man. “You are getting careless, Hoskin.” Oh, sir, I hope not, sir.” “You don't brush my clothes regularly any more.”. “Oh, sir, I assure you”—“‘There, Hos kin, that will do. I left a dollar in my white vest pocket yesterday morning and—it is still there.” CZAR SEEKS TO • <«✓ QUIET DISORDER Sends Aides to South with Dicta torial Powers aad Promises Relief to Peasants. By Cable to the Gateway St. Petersburg, Nov. 15 -The czar decided today for tin* purpose of quiet ing the disorders in the Southern pro vinces to $end sides there with dictat orial power*. They will be authorized to grant an eight hour day for labor and other changes to ameliorate the condition, of the peanantry. \Var*a,w> Nov, 15 Food.is* d:\ily grow ing scarce*/ and the common people are able only to obtain the coarsest bread at almost prohibitive prices. Many tradesmen today joined in a petition to the government to permit them to alleviate suffering at national expense. Two Men Come to City Hospital Two men were transferred yesterday from the hospital on mile 42 to the city hospital. One wa* Tim Markham who lost one eye in a l\last at the Rich and Harris tunnel a few days ago. The other eye is affected hut the doctors sav it will he restored. Charles * Iren, who accidently put a rifle ball through one foot at Gilson’s tie camp a short time ago, was also brought down. Tad Hillery is compelled to move his mansion today to make room for a tenant who will pay more ground rent than he does. All Alaskans jroin* 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 app©a to every intelligent person in Sowarc. ! At tho low price of 50 cent# p«r month you can read the latent and b#*T books published. M N WANT-D By P, Welch & Company, contract ors'on the Alaska Central at Turn again Arm. Station men, rock me ax men and laborers. Steady work all through winter and next summer. Top wages paid. ... "" » *' mmm 11 * For the best and cheapest recreation in Seward, subscribe to Richards' up to-date library. Only 50c per month to read as many hooks as you wish. Now 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: $15 a ton. Delivered to anv part of tlie city. Seward huH * * Company. Will build house to order for anyone advancing few months rent or will lease ground—corner lot—Adams street —address M. H., Gateway otlice. 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 8:30. Lunch counter in connection.