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No. 274. ELEVENTH YEAR. sKAUWAY, ALASKA. FRIDAY FEBRUARY l!?, 190? PRICE, 10 CENT**
STORM BEATEN SAILORS RESCUED
JUNEAU, Fob. 1(5. ? Among the pas
sengers on the steamer Northwest
ern when she arrived here lust even
inn were five survivors of the schoon
er Nuggett. They were picked up by
the big boat near Lituya Bay, having
been at the mercy of the elements for
nearlyaweek. The names of the sur
vivors are Uhas. Byron, captain of the
wrecked vessel. Daniel Wagner, John
Kilnoy and L. Lukan ami wife, pas
sengers. Louis Jordan, a brother of
Mrs. Luka:i was lost.
The party of six left this city last
summer in the gasoline schooner
Magellan, accompanied by Howard
Magellan. accompanied by Howard Ma
lone and other Juneau people, who re
turned on the same vessel. The re
mainder of the party stayed at Lituya
buy until their provisions became
so short that they were compelled to
start for some settlement. They em
barked on the Nuggett a small boat
of less than five tons capacity. They
were able to make no progress in the
storm which prevailed and were fin
ally picked up by the Northwestern.
Louis Jordan, one of the party start
ed to ascend the rope ladder of the
big ship and fell into the water and
The weather was very rough at the
time and the engineer of the North
western. while aiding the members
of the party was struck by the mast
of the plungim: schooner and was
quit.' severely injured. lie was re
moved to the Sisters hospital on his
arrival here. ? Juneau Dispatch.
(By United Press.)
HAMPTON ROADS. Va.. Fob. IS.?
This morning the I'nited States bat
tleship fle??t was 780 miles off the
eastern coast of America and pro
ceeding under forced draught. The
fleet should arrive here Sunday if no
mishaps occur. The squadron of.
cruisers dispatched from here to meet
th?- fleet and accompany it to Hamp
ton Roads mot and joined the fleet
(By United Press.)
PHILADELPHIA. Feb. 16.? Owen
Moran. the clever English feather
weight, outclassed Tommy Langdon
in six fast rounds of fighting at the
National athletic club last night.
Moran was too fast and shifty for his
opponent aud handed him a severe
TUFT PUT OVER
(By United Press.)
CINCINNATI, O.. Feb. !!?.? The
local Masonic lodge made William H.
Taft a .Mason on sljsht last ni^ht, the
second time this ceremony has ever
been performed, despite the (act that
hundreds of protests by Masons all
over the world were written and tele
graphed to the local lodse. Most of
the protestauts hud no objection t(
Taft becoming a Mason, but wanted
him admitted under the regular ritual.
(By United Prees)
NKW YOKK. Fell. lit. ? Andrew
Carnegie. the millionaire steel kiiiK.
is- backing financially a polar expedi
tion which will make a trip to the
far north to investigate the phe
nomena of the magnetic pole.
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(United Press Telegraph-Cable Service.)
BALTIMORE. Md.. Fob. 19.? A tor
rifle explosion of pis In the bin t'on
tral high school building today caused
the loss of ninny lives. The whole
interior of the building was wrecked
i'.iul fire afterwards aided the de
struction of the explosion.
Many pupils Jumped from the sec
ond and third story windows, break
ing arms and legs; while others were
fatally crushed while striving to force
the'r way through the crowdod e\H-t.
Several of the injured students
will die. The exact cause ot the ex
plosion is not known.
A series of shrill earthquake
shocks were felt In Skagway at <'\
actly 11! : U 1 o'clock this morning. The
earth tremors lasted for about seven
miiiuteu and at no time were severe.
The severest shock was so light that
an electric light bulb, which was sus
pended from a celling, only swung
about one inch out of perpendicular.
The direction of the earth waves
seemed to be from west to east.
The light earthquakes which have
been felt in Skagway during the last
week are probably caused by a
"fault" in the mountains to the west
of us. That means that the moun
tains are slipping down slightly on
their base. A "fault" of one-quarter
of an inch is often sufficient to cause
There is no cause for alarm;
though the recent disastrous earth
quakes in all quarters of the world
have made some people apprehensive.
CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR SOCIAL
a.ie Christian Endeavor society will
give a Valentine party this evening
at the Presbyterian parsonage. The
committee in charge have spared no
pains to make the affair a success
and some decidedly novel features
will be given during the evening s
entertainment. A large number of in
vitations have been issued and the
social should be enjoyed by all.
HORSES GO TO WKITEHORSE
Dr. R. B. Coutts of Whitehorse. vet
ernary surgeon for the White Pass
stage route, arrived in Skagway 011
the Jefferson with horses which
he purchased ill Seattle for the White
Pasr stages. Dr. Coutts took the
horses over to Whitehorse yesterday
on the train. The horses were a
nice looking lot of animals and speak
well for L)r. Coutts* judgement in
S. \V, Taggart, the representative
of ?ht* Swift Packing company, who
is now in Skagway, has received a
letter from his brother-in-law. Rlchar
. Wood, a banker and ininiiiR man
of Fairbanks, in which he states that
the prospects for Fairbanks were
never better and that quartz mining
Is being rapidly developed. The letter
is as follows:
"There is going to be something
doinR in quartz in this vicinity and I
would not be surprised to see this
camp turn out to be the richest
quartz camp In the country. It Is too
early yet to tell definitely but by
wnat prospecting has been done, ami
lucre has been a lot of It. It certainly
does show up well. Everyone here
is Interested and money for develop
ment work is easily obtained.
"1 understand thnt a stamp mill lias
been ordered, part of which will In*
shipped over the ice. The ores are
of enoumous values, running from
?i00 to $.">,000 a ton. The ledges'
seem well defined and there is little
question of their pernancy. One
prospect sold for $10,000. Property
is going up and everything looks en
ASK MORE COIN
WASHINGTON.? The secretary of
the treasury sent to congress a re
quest that the appropriation of $5,000
made last year for the installation of
electric lighting and heating systems
in the marine barracks at Sitka, be
increased to $10,000, as it has been
found impossible to secure bids within
the 'ormer appropriation. The lowest
bid received exceeded $9,000.
Order a box of Fancy Hood River
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(Unlt^J Press Telegraph-Cable 8erv1e?.)
WASHINGTON. Fob. 19.? The nun
dry appropriations bill was reported
in the House of Representatives to
day. It contains a clause strictly de
fining and limiting the activities of
the secret service. This Is a direct
rebuff of President Roosevelt's recoro
Tho larReat Item In the bill waa an
appropriation of $.13,000,000 for the
i-onatruetlon of the Panama Canal
The attorney (general of the United
Statea was allowed $1,000,000 to
prosecute the land fraud caaea.
(By United Pre??.)
WASHINGTON. Pob. 18.? The bill
introduced by Senator Albert Bev
el idge of Indinnn, which absolutely
prohibits child labor In factories and
mines, has been killed in the com
mittee room. Senator Beveridge's bll
provides that no chili! under 16 years
of ag<- could be employed in a factory
or mine. Tin- reason Riven for killing
th< bill was that it was unconstitu
tional. The southern factories and
ea&?< rn mines have made a hard fight
on the bill. The senators responsible
for the demise of the measure state
t!ia? the -egulation of child labor lifs
with the separate states.
Had not the warm weather come j
on Just when it did a serious short
age in wood would have resulted
The dally consumption of fire wood
in Skagway when the temperature l?
low is great. I^ast Monday evening
both Mr. Taylor and Mr Nye. the
wood dealers of Skagway. were run
ning short of this kind of fuel. The
elements evidently took pity on Skag
way. however, for the weather mod
erated the next day. This lessened by
??lore than half, the amount of wood
burned in a day. A carload of wood
arrived in Skagwa.v yesterday and
the danger of the supply running
short Is now ended.
Miss Clair, superintendent of th*
Children's Homo of Juneau. an Insti
tution for destitute children, spoke at
the Penlal Mission Wednesday nlicht
on the work done by the Home She
said It was started throe months a*o
under the auspices of the Juneau
Peniel mission. Seven orphaned chil
dren are now being supported and
educated by the Home Any orphan
ed child In southeastern Alaska will
be t ken care of by the Institution If
application Is made. The City Relief
corps of Juneau co-operates in the
support of the Horn** and the dona
tions come from the public. Miss
Clair Is anxious that Skagway contri
bute something to the Institution.
(By United Press.)
ST. LOUIS. Feb. tS? Mm. William
Lemp. the famous "lady In lavender."
was granted a divorce thl* morning
from William Ix*mp. the millionaire
brewer. The decree of the court
granted Mrs. Lemp $6,000 alimony
\\ uen the Lomps were married Mrs.
Letup's trosseau wan all lavender col
ored. This gave her the name of th?
"lady in lavender." In court Mr.
Lemp stated that this undesirable
publicity had cansed the first trouble
between him and his wife.
' NTS MM! "
We have just received
a new line of suits for
Winter trade, that are
excellent inequality and
very moderately priced,
$15.00 to $22.50, come
in and look them over.
See window display.
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