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Credentials Committee Makes Report Which is Adopted by Main
Body and Cuts Johnson out of Ten Votes from His Own
District—May Name Three Delegotes to
Settle Question Amicably.
By Cable to the Gateway j
Seattle. Nov. IS The permanent
organization of the Alaska convention
was completed this morning with Gov.
Swineford as chairman and W . S,
McKean as secretary.
Tim report of the committee on ere- j
dentiaIs started a tight anew by the re-j
fa-al to allow any U legrams from ah- j
sent delegate- to he read on the Moor.
This was on account of the receipt of a «
cablegram from Fairbanks directing
that all proxies from that district be
turned over to W . 11* ling lies, lead* i
of the Johnson tight for Congressional
The committee decided that the dele
gation at a caucus here had elected a
chairman and authorized him to cast
all proxy votes for absent delegates.
This would cost John-on ten votes in (
his own delegation.
Delegate Johansen then took the
floor and moved that the votes of all
absentees from Fairbanks he stricken
from the list. 1 hi- caused an uproar
and Johansen withdrew the suggestion.
The report of the committee on creden
tials was then adopted, including its
recommendations a- to proxies.
The committee on resolutions was
then appointed, as follows : First dis
trict, J. G. Price, J. J. Burns, F. B.
Agnew. Second, Dudley Du Bose,
Klma McNaught. W. T. Perkins.
Third, John F. Ballaine, Joseph Hutch
inson, Ft. B. Nye.
Starts a fine Row
When the report of the platform
committee was presented an amend
ment was offered from the Moor that all
hills be presented by the usual method
of introduction, and referred to the
committee, the -ame as resolutions.
This started a tight. Judge Cochrane j
of Tin City supported the amendment,
stating that the bill favoring territor
ial government would come up in a
short time. He said the majority of
the people were opposdd to such action
as likely to lie harmful at this time.
The amendment was voted down.
Chairman Swineford then made his
To Try Gun Play on Castro
By Cable to the Gateway
Paris, Nov. IS The foreign office
has been advised by the French minis
t *r to Venezuela that President Castro
refuses to pay the second installment
of the award made by the Plumley
arbitration in favor of French
residents of Venezuela for damages
during the revolutionary period three ,
\ ears ago. The pavment fell due some
time ago and it is expected that war
ships will be sent by the French j
government to enforce the payment.
lies Bcoms Valdez Railroad
By Cable to the Gateway
Seattle, Nov. 1^ Alfred B. lies of
Valdez is in Seattle and says that the j
Valdez-Yukon Railroad Company, in j
which lie is interested, will continue j
construction all winter. He says the
line is definitely located for thirty-two j
miles and has seven miles graded.
Some people are still expecting the
steamer Dora from the westward.
formal address. He urged the adop
tion of a memorial to Congress asking
it to recognize the people of Alaska as
citizens of the l nited States in fact as
well as in name. He said that Alaska
residents should be given the right to
regulate their own mining rights, to
designate their own recording districts
and to elect their own recorders.
“When this quest ion comes up before
the convention 1 will ask to he relieved
of the duties of the chair and take the
floor to argue the subject." said Gov.
Swine ford.
The committee on order of business
recommended that all resolutions and
memorials be referred to the com-1
mittee on resolutions without debate,
for report.
May Name Three Delegates
The committee on platform recom
mended that one or more delegates be
named to Congress. This leaves aj
loop through which the convention
may lind escape from the Uyan-John
son light for delegate. If it is impossi
ble to settle the trouble am'cahly the
conventaon will probably name three
men. This is satisfactory to the south
eastern delegates, who have no active
candidate so far.
The resolutions committee was in
session most of the night. Its time
was largely devoted to considering the
form of the memorial to be presented
to Congress. This will be discussed
under suspension of the rules. After
adjournment this morning it was an
nounced that the report would be com
pleted during the noon hour. One of
the recommendations will be in favor
of a territorial form of government for
At the morning session Maj. Rich
ardson, president of the army board
which has charge of the construction
of the goverrmcnt roads in Alaska,
made an address. He outlined the
work done this year and expressed the
hope that Congress would be liberal in
its aid for further road building in the
Goodall Passed forged Paper all the
Way to Sioux City
Wallace Goodall, the clever foi'ger
who passed several spurious checks on
local business men and made his exit
safely, has left a trail of bogus checks
as for as Sioux C ity, Iowa. More re
mote places have not yet been heard
from. F. G. Hale, president of the
Bank of Seward, says GoodalTs checks
are coming in on every boat.
The local bank has lost nothing as
all the forged checks went thi'ough in
dorsers before reaching there. The
check in favor of Booth & Watson and
stolen from the letter to them by Good
all, was cashed by him at Seattle
bank. He also cashed other checks
in that city.
It has been suggested that the young
plunger ought to change his name to
Temperature at 2 p« m. today - 39.
Alaska Central Stockholders Next
Thursday will Re-elect the
Present Officers.
By Cable to the Gateway
Seattle, Nov, IS -The annual meet
ing of the stockholders of the Alaska
Central Railway Company will be held
here next Thursday. The hoard of
directors nnd officers for the ensuing
vear will be re-elected. There will he
no change in any of the officers.
The reports of officers in charge of
construction will show t hat $2,000,000
has been expended upon the line
since the reorganized company known
as the Frost syndicate took charge, and
that the line is now in operation 45 :
miles from Seward. More than 1000
men are employed at the present time, ^
They Shortchanged llearst
By Cable to the Gateway
New York, Nov. 18- -Almost every
ballot box opened by the election re
turning hoard so far shows an excessive
count for McClellan and a short count
for Hearst. In most eases the discrep
ancies are small, but in one box the
McClellan excess was 400.
Alaska Metal Output Grows
By Cable to the Gateway
Washington, 1>. C.. Nov. 18-Direc
tor Yale of the United States mint
today issued his annual report, which
shows that the gold and silver receipts
from Alaska for the fiscal year ending
June 50, 1005, exceeded those of the
preceding year by about $500,000.
Scarcely any of the output of the
season of 1004-1005 reached the mints
before the end of the fiscal year. It
began coming about that time and will
enormously increase the total tor tin*
present fiscal year.
C. H. Clegg Gives Out and friends
Slave to go to Ris Aid
Cecil H. Clegg, assistant United
States district attorney, became ex
hausted on the Johnson creek trail
from Sunrise yesterday, eight miles j
from the railroad track at mile J;>, and ■
his companion came on to the railroad
to obtain help for him. \\ hen the
train came past mile Jo the timekeeper
thei’e gave Conductor Hewitt a note
stating the facts, which Hewitt brought
Several friends of Mr. Clegg at
once organized an expedition and
went out to J5 on a train which
was sent over the line at 10 o'clock
last night to pick up an engine which
was out of commission because its
injector failed to woi*k. George Sex
ton and others composed the party.
They will no doubt be back this even
ing with Mr. Clegg.
For two days it has been snowing
heavily on the higher land along the
divide between the lakes and Turn
ao-afn Arm and the trails are difficult
to travel. It is the first real snow of
the season. Since 11 o clodk yesterday
morning the railroad telephone has not
been working and communication is
cut off except when a train goes
Building Row of Cottages
Captain Sheffler is building a row
of cottages on the south side of Wash
ington street, west of the Seattle Bar.
The first one is already rented to
James Carscadden, though not finished.
Arthur J. Sheff has the building con
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Maj. Richardson of Army Board
in Charge Predicts Extensive
Building' Next Year.
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By Cable to the Gateway
Seattle, Nov. 18 -Maj. Richardson
president of the V, S. army board
which is managing the construction of
government roads in Alaska, arrived j
here today. He says the work this
vear has been confined mainly to the;
organization of the offices at Skagway,
Fairbanks and Nome for superintend
ence of the work.
Little actual road building has beep
done this year, but Maj. Richardson
says be expects active work next year
and the quantity of work will be lim
ited only by the appropriation from
Congress. One job which will be j
rushed to completion will be the trail
from Valdez to Fairbanks. Improve
ments will also be made upon the roads
from Circle City \o Rampart; from
Nome to Council City: and from!
Nome to several interior points on Sew
ard peninsula.
To Discuss Insurance Regulation
By Cable to the Gateway
Washington. I). <'.. Nov. 18-Senator |
Drvden of New Jersey held a confer
ence today with the President con-;
cerning the form of a hill which he
proposes to introduce into the Senate
providing for the regulation of insur
ance companies by the federal govern* ,
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Big Steamship Gets in at Last With
Large List of Passengers
Steaniship Oregon, (’apt. John A.
O’Brien, reached port at *2 o’clock this
afternoon, She was delayed by tides
at Ellamar, where she had consider- j
able freight to discharge. She left
there at 4 o’clock this morning,
The Oregon brings 2 IP tons ot steel
rails for the Alaska Central,and about
300 tons of general freight. She will
not go west and will be in port until
tomorrow evening.
Among the Ooegon.s passengers are
H. A, Ingalls and \V. M, Armstrong,
who are interested in the Falls creek
mines, Mr. Ingalls is tne Nome man
who recently took a bond on the Skene
and Lechner property for himself and
L. F. Shaw. Mr. Armstrong says that
C. D. Lane is interested in it and that
his brother , Thornes Lane, will come
to Seward soon.
Freight Clerk Mackay of the Santa
Clara occupies the same post on the
Oregon. He r eports that the Santa
Clara is in drydock at Quartermaster
Harbor, and will take the Excelsior’s
run December 1.
More than 100 men came up on the
Oregon to work for the Alaska Central.
Oregon; in port; sails southward to
morrow evening.
Bertha; sailed from Seattle 10th; due
in Seward 20th.
Santa Ana: sailed from Seattle 10th:
due in Seward, 20th.
Santa Clara in drydock; sails from
Seattle, December 1st.
Portland, sailed from Seward, 9th.
Excelsior; sailed from Seward 12th.
The frame of W. G. Atwood’s new
house on Third avenue, north of the
creek, is up.
Strike Leaders Assume Menacing
Attitude and Appeal to
Troops to Kill Officers.
By Cable to the Gateway
St. Petersburg. Nov. 18 -The people*
of Russia are terrified at trie outlook.
Disorders are on the increase and gen
eral insurrection is feared. The work
ingmen have voted to continue tie
strike and the czar and grand dukes
have* agreed to the changes demanded
in government policy. Witte is re
ported to have declared that he will
either (juit or employ martial law alto
gether until the country is pacified.
The strikers are evincing a blood,
thirsty dispositions. Leaders of tie*
mob have issued the following appeal
to the troops: “Shoot down your blood
thirst v commanders hut don’t shout
\our own brothers.”
Mkthodist Kpiscopal Rev. L. fl
Pedersen, pastor. Preaching until fur
ther notice every Sunday evening at "
o’clock, proceded bv 20 minute song
The Gospel Mission reading room is
open at all hours, Mission services
every Sunday evening at 8 o’ctock
iron building on Fifth avenue.
• L. B, Sly, Missionary.
The excavation for tie* < ’ n* lew build
ing on Fourth avenue is complete and
the foundation is going in.
More men and more properties will
be worked in the Nome district this
winter than in any winter since it h« •
came a camp.
Coles “Hot Blast” the best and most
economical heater on earth at Bich
1 4
ards .
All Alaskans jroimr toSeatth* on bus
iness or other purposes are cordial!}
invited to have their mail addrewd to
themselves in care of tin* Industrial
Bureau of the Alaska Central Railway
Company. Lumber Exchange Building.
Seattle. Wash..and to make their head*
(luarters at the Bureau while in that
At Richards’ Store
The elegant collection of books in
this up-to-date library should app*&!
to every intelligent person in Seward.
At the low price of 50 cent* p*r
month you can read the latest and
hooks published.
By I\ Welch & Company, contract
ors on the Alaska Central at 1 urn
again Arm, Station men, rock m*n,
ax men -and laborers. Steady work
all through winter and next suiutntr •.
Top wages paid. ^
Don’t overlook tiie Troy Laundry
for up-to-date and first class work,
ladies' and gents’ work a specialty.
All the latest copy right books at
I Richards’ up-to-date Library. New
l>ooks on every boat.
Nanaimo Coal; $15 a ton. Delivered
to any part of the city. Seward Fuel
Furniture, Stoves, Hardware, Queens
ware, Faints, Oil and Glass at Rich
ards’.. ___
A new stock of Lowney s [candies
just arrived at Seward News Co.

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