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?he SJoilu Alaskan
No. 275. ELEVENTH YEAR.
sKAUWAY, ALASKA, SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20, 1909
PRICE, 10 CENT8
THOUSANDS ARE GATHERING TO
WELCOME U. S. WARSHIPS
(United Press Teleqraph-Cable Service.)
OLD POINT COMFORT. Va? Feb.
20. Thousands of people art arriv
ing here and thousands of rraf' are
assembling to Rive .1 welcome to the
United States battleship fleet which
is expected to arrive in Norfolk early
Monday morning. The fleet must
pass Point Comfort to reach Norfolk
President Roosevelt will review the
fleet on its arrival and there will be
a grand naval pageant.
LAWYERS WRANGLE IN OPEN COURT
L,nit,d Press "Telegraph-Cable Service.)
SAX FRANCISCO. Feb. 20.? Fran
vis llt'iu y and M. nry Ach, th<- oppos
ing counsel in the trial of Patrick
Calhoun (or bribery .clashed yesterday
uftt'rnoo.i in op?vi court. Hcney said
that Ach must stop his constant
abuse and sneering at Honeys ques
tions. Ach laughed at this request
ami maile a slighting rejoinder. Mene
then accused Ach ot knowing that
Morris Haas was plotting to assinnt<
hint (Heney). At this juncture th<
judge reprimanded both lawyers.
(By United Press.)
NEW York, Feb. 20.? Jem Drlscoll.
champion feather weight of England,
had the best of a ten round fisht with,
.-^be Att 'II. champion featherweight
of the world, at this city last ni?:ht.
AtU-11 was never in distress, bui the
shifty little ' KriOfcther landed the
greater number of clean cUt blows,
was always on the anxressive. and
was fresher at th'' finish. In conforr
ance with the law no decision was
given. Driseoll was the favorite with
EARTHQUAKE AT WH1TEH0RSE
A very distinct earthquake shock
was experienced at this place at
about half p.i.> ' s< ven o clock Tuesdaj
morning which I;. Ued for probably
seconds. ThOoe who were up did not
notice it but people still in bed. es
pecially those sleeping on second
stories, felt the vibrations very dis
tinctly. ? Whitehorse Star.
SACRAMENTO. Cal? Formal re
buke of President Roosevelt for criti
cizing I'nited States senator Goorge
C. Perkins during the anti-Japanese
controversy between Washington and
Sacramento is contained in a peppery
set of resolutions introduced in the
legislature today by Senator Mark
The resolutions express the legisla
ture's "unbounded faith in the dis
cretion. intelligence and patriotism'
of Perkins. They call the "presiden
tial telegraphic strictures' upon Per
kins for alleged non-support of the
Roosevelt naval program "irrelevant
to any and all anti-Japanese legisla
tion now pending," and the flat dec
laration is made that they are "un
called for, unjust and untrue."
The Peterson came up today from
Fort Seward with Mr. and Mrs. \V. A.
Held and Band Master Leon Trusson
01 board. Mrs. Reld will remain her
over Sunday as the guest of Mrs. M.
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PARIS, France, Feb. 20.? M. Mar
chaud, one of the most celebrated
astronomers of Europe, predicts that
the most severe earthquake of modem
times will be felt all over Europe be
fore midnight tonight. His prediction
was published in the daily papers this
morning. The prediction has cre
ated a furore and hundreds of people
are panic stricken.
GRENOBLE, France.? (Later.) ?
Slight earthquake shocks are being
felt here late this afternoon. No
damage has been done.
(By United Press.)
CINCINNATI. O.. 20.? William
Taft, president-elect. was made u
niombi'r of tho Cincinnati Knocker ?
club lust night. This is an organiza
tion of newspapermen and the club
is somewhat like the famous Gridiron
club. Many funny stunts attended
the initiation of Taft.
William F. Cooper, the man who is
driving a team of six dogs from Val
dez to Seattle via Fairbanks, Dawson.
Atlin and Ashcroft, arrived here Tues
day afternoon, ten days out from
Dawson, he having left there on Satin
day. the <!th. Cooper will leave here
tomorrow morning for Atlin via Car
cross. From Atlin he will follow the
Dominion telegraph line south to Ash
croft, a distance of 1,100 miles over
what will very likely prove the worst
trail he will encounter on the entire
trip of nearly -1,000 miles.
If Cooper reaches Seattle by April
L'i he is to be paid J-'.OOO by Yaldoz
merchants. Once in Seattle he ex
pects to settle on the fair "Fay
Streak" during the summer.
Cooper drives six fair-sized dogs,
five of which are nialamides. Both
himself and dogs are little the worse
for covering miles. From both
freight and financial standpoints he
travels light. ? Whltehorse Star.
The Hegg made the trip to Haines
and return today. S. W. Taggart, who
represents the Swift Packing company
was a passenger to Haines.
(By United Press>
iLINCOkN. Neb. ? After an exciting
Session the lower house of the legisla
ture paastd Representative Sinks' l>ill
compelling hotel proprietors to fur
nish sheets nine feet in length
(By United Pre??.)
VALDEZ, Pel). L'O.? Special V. S.
Agent Wllmer, who lias been inv?>sti
gating the charges filed against Judge
Silas H. Held of the Third Alaska
judicial division, left last night for
Seattle and thence to Washington, I).
C. Judge Reld, who is at present ill
with tonsllitls at Valdei, states that
there will be a general house cleanin<
in his district. He intends to remove
"Nome is excited over the finding
of new bodies of pay ground on lis
beaehe^ and new strikes are being
made in the outlying districts, all of
which means many millions of dollars
to the camp."
In this way J. 11. Bullock, manager
of the Sessnon Lighterage company,
of Nome, told about the Nome dis
trict. at the Butler Annex yesterday
He arrived yesterday morning 011 the
Pennsylvania from Nome in company
with his chief clerk. A. 11. Kellogg ?
Order a box of Fancy Hood River
GANTY & FRANDSON f
APPROPRIATION FOR ALASKA
ROADS PASSES IRE SENATE
(United Pr#?? Telegraph-CabU ftanrle*.)
WASHINGTON. Feb. 20.?' The arm
appropriation bill, Including a grant
o $r.0,000 for the Alaska Roail Com
mission, passed the Senate last night.
The Sundry civil appropriations
Mil which passed the House of Rep
r><*entaUve? prorl<W for rppalra for
th* f??d*ral building* at Sitka 150.000
for repair* to tl>? no*?Tnm?i?t build
in** at PribHoff l?land?; 150.000 for
construction of tb?? Hlnchlnbrook light
bona* and 150.000 for th? car* of tb*
BANDITS KIDNAP SHAH'S BROTHER
(Unit^J Pre** Tel*gr*ph-C?M? 8?r>lee.)
TKRHRRAN. Pcrala, Fob 19 ? The
brother of Mohammld All Mlrza. the
Shah of Persia , was kidnapped today
while riding near the ouUklrt* of the
city and Is being held for ranaom
Peralan btlnaod* ?r? rnpon*Jbl? for
the outran'* The Shah la afraid to
ordw troop* to hunt th? brtjcanda
down, for If h# do?* ao tb?y threaten
to kill bi? brother
The Valentine party (riven last
night by the Christian Endeavor *<*
rlety at the Presbyterian parsonag*
'vas one of the moat enjoyable affair*
clven in Skagway thla winter and re
flected great credit upon thoa?? who
managed the affair A large gather
ing of both married couples anJ
younger people were preaent and the
evening was pleasantly np-nt In
games, contests and vialtlng. Re
freshments were aerved at a late hot*
and several musical number* were
Among the feature* of the social
v- as a mock trial, an archery contest i
and a heart hunting game. The psr
Konagt> rooms were tastily decorated
with strings of r?-d paper heart*.
F. F. \V. Lowle, agent of the Cana
dian Pacific line, came home today
WANTED ? To buy office desk,
must be first class and cheap for caa
State price and description. Addres*
Trustees. P. O. Box 125. Skagway. tf
SEATTLE. F*b. t<V? -A rrmt pubM*
banquet will b? t^ndfd J?m?*
Wlrkeraham. Alaaka a d*W*at* (hit
to ronifTM*. at th* N?w Washington
bot?l n*it Tu?*day nlgbt Mmj out
of town Alaakana ar* coming h*n
to Att*ad Practically all lh? proml
nrnt men of 9?*td* will b# pr???nt
\VI< k#raham !? ?xp^.t-d to raak? a
ipi^rk outlining tb? poller b? will
pursue (d Wubinftoo.
UGI.ES SINCE I SUCCESS
Th* dane* *1*?n by Mo K.
F O. K . laat night at Ra?W ball
waa aucwwful in ?"fT rwptt
About thirty At* couploa w#r? pr*?
?-nt, th?> mualr waa exceptionally good
and the refreshment* w*r? daltrtow
Ereryone preaent enjoyed
thoroughly. ?? la usually the <?*?# nt
the toctal affair* gUen br th* Raglea
F B Wurxbarber returned from a
btmlnma trip to Wbltehorae today
We have just received I
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.