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New York, Aug. 31— There is an unconfirmed rumor here to the effect that Pres. Roosevelt will as sume the editorsl ip of the New York Tribune upon leaving the Presidency. Denver, Aug. 31—Sec. Taft in an address delivered here today, upheld the fine imposed bv Judge, Landis, as proper and just. In addition, he stated that he favored jail sentences for the heads of all corporations who are found guilty of breaking or evading the law. Seattle, Aug. 31—All the cities along Puget Sound are requiring fumigation of all vessels arriving from Frisco, in order to extermin ate the rats. Seattle, Aug. 31—Th • labor unions are pledging support to the tele graph operators of the L nited Press for refusing to man the un fair telegraph wires. Quebec, Aug. 31—The largest cantilever bridge in the world, which is in process of construction across the St. Lawrence near here, collapsed this morning carrying down with it ninety of the work men. of whom sixtv were drowned. The cause of tlie collapse is a mystery. New York, Aug. 31—At a meet ing of many representing the large business interest- of he city held here, it was declared that they had lost millicn- thiough fa'-e claims growing out *>r the telegraphers strike of the Western Union and Postal companie- strikes. A mon ger pet him was circulated and -igned, calling upon President Roosevelt to intervene. Location Blanks at Prospector Louisville, Aug. 31—The build ing with contents occupied l>v th Courier Journal, Henry Matter son’s famous newspaper, was total ly destroyed by fire at 3 o’clock this morning. All the machines, presses, and files of the paper were destroyed. St. Peterburg, Aug. 31—Count Witte has resigned and quit the service of the Czar and has been elected a director in the Bank of K ussia. Albany, Aug. 31—Pres. Small of the Telegraphers Union, is here presenting evidence before Attor nev-Ceneral Jacksqn upon which to base a suit for revoking the charter of the Western Union Tele graph Company. New London, Aug. 31—Rich rd Mansfield the noted actor died yes terday, death being due to liver t rouble. Seattle, Aug. 31—The political leaders of this State who favor Lift for president are demanding that the State Committee, endorse Taft. At the present time it looks as though a resolution to that effect, would l»e t arried over tlie Roose velt supporters. Seattle. Aug. 31 — The selling prices for Alaska red salmon has la-on established at $1 L> for $1 3o for tl 11 cans, halves #.Vm. New Yoik, Aug. 31—It is r« p'.r'od that the reason that Ex Rresidetif Fish of the Illinois Cen tral railroad hit President llara han in the fact tour times at the Directors meet it eg wsterday was due t • die fac- that just before adiournment Fish l»egan reading an anti-IIarriman re- lution. k i-h -avs although he did not succeed in his ( u: pose, lie will resume the fight at the adjourned meeting, which has been called in ten duv-. San Farnciso. Aug. -”,1—1 h« tishing schooner Miller lias ar rived hero bringing *n addu.on m he r gul ir er**w. John W:i- »u am: Andrew Lavbeck. two j r--}.e<-:or who were found in a -tan b e con dition on 1 niinak l-iaml. in Bm ing S<-a. I>uring a storm las' M:-v all tiieir ,-uMplies were uns e>: a wav. and since that time ! • v ,::iv(.' had to <1 pend upon their guns for au\ thing »o cat iwii■■■— tm ■ — ■ 11 11■ — rn i ~ i ODDEST BANK IN WASHINGTON DEXTER NORTON & CO. Bankers Have moved to the New York Block, corner Second nr 4 tti r Ave. and Cherry St. ^bAllLX Savings Departments Pay Four per cent. Interest on Deposits San Francisco. Aug. 31—Seven deaths are reported from the bu bonic plague, and eleven more are rt ported ill. St. Petersburg, Aug. 31—As the result of the trial of those engaged in the plot to assassinate the C zar, j six have been condemmed to he | hung, six were acquitted, and <Rj were sentenced to imprisonment , ;n Siberia. i Portland. Sept. 2—Owing to the i shame of being arrested and obliged j to appear in the juvenile court, | Edith Wilson, 14 years of age. | (swallowed poison in the court: room. Physicians will save her I I ' life, however. Casa Blanca, Sept 2—The Moors have attacked the French forces i here, forcing the latter to retreat. Later the French rallied, and under tbe protection of tire from the war ships, they made a slaughter of the Moors. Par s Sept. 2—The Baltimore Ohio LL R. Bridge at Corey street was blown up last night with dyn-! amite. The deed i.- supposed to have been committed bv strikers. Paris. Sept. 2—1 be Cabinet has, authorized tin* commander of the: French troops in Morocco to wage' relentless war on the Moors, ano will furnish all the troops and mu nitions required. Bremerton. Si j»i. 2—A Court of Inquiry of commissioned officers has been convened and are in »es sion investigating the killing of enlisted fireman Lefevre of the la tleship Nebraska, by sentry Stevens, while the former was at tempting to climb the Navy yard fem e for the purpose of getting j some beer. Admiral Burwell de i t.ies issuing orders to kill guard runners. Shanghai, Sept. 2—Two hundred of the people of this eitv are dying daily in the streets of cities along the lower Yangtse, from cholera, aii i tiie dis- u~e is still spreading. Valdez has the Right Spirit The tel* gram flashed over the wire !>• :n Valdez at 3 o’clock yesterday af'.eiiM >n that the people of Valdez had -ub.-cHoed over 8100.000 for the 1 -hiding of the Alaska Home Electric Hailway, to the interi*)r. stirred sleepy old Juneau up a hit. It shows that Valdez has the spirit t|.,i l r.ilds cities. Foi Juneau to help jn this enterprise will show to the world that she is not dead hut .-hoping Such a road built up lb naiiza n. lS'S would have made millionaires of all its chief stock holders. There is the fine.-t water power in the world all along the route a ml there i.» no good reason why such a mad is not practicable. To take j freight over the mountain to Copper Center alone costs from 8‘jno to 8500 a i ton. according to the inconvenience of I the material to be carried. A single car that would carry ten tors would at this rate.earn from 8'J.OOO to85 Jhh) each trip. Every car would le loaded both ways For carrying the mail alone it would be of inestimable value to all Alaska, as more mail is handled at Valdez than at any other office in Aht-ka. It »s to be hoped that the road i will be built at once —liecord Miner. Further Good R. R. News The telegram from Mr. H. D. Rey nolds at Seattle, published in yester day’s Prospector, contained the es sence of the most important move ment. so far as the construction of the Alaska Home Railway is concerned, of any thing which has thus far transpired in this connection, with the possible exception of the first meeting in Me Kmley hall, when the original sub scriptions were made which started the grand and initial movement, for tlie building of the Railway It clearly iuiicates that since Mr. Reynolds ai rival in Seattle, he has let no grass grow under his feet, but has movid swiitly along the business lines, in common with that tireless energy which lias been so exemplified locally during the past two weeks The i>al meat of the telegram means, that Val dezians have set the pace financially m <l by tfieir patriotism to home indus try and necessity, so Indicated their substantial belief In Mr Reynolds.and ttie project which he outlined, that he has gone to Seattle buoyed up by that spirit of confidence, which cannot and will not tie downed. The telegram al so meant that the work of construction will be finsbed to the limit of human energy and that w th the arrival of the Santa liatbara, th * first tangible evi dence to those who have not as yet been out over the *rai>, will be un loaded from the steamer. Rails, en gines, workmen and all the requisite necessities for the completion and equipping of the read, for the firrt section will arrive aud be unloaded right here in the city I he fi!ih*icihI assistance wmcn Mr. Reynold.- is receiving in Seattle is also another source of encouragement, and means that, not only will the line be built to the ummit, but that much can be depended upon hum this direction fur the future < xteusion of the Railway to Fairbanks, and other intern r points. It further denotes that the business men of Seattle are in accord with the spirit and determination to build, equip and run a railroad, and not have the District bottled up any longer. As a whole, the telegram was one to inspire confidence a d enthusiasm and to encourage the people of Valdez and vicinity to give the officials of the Ala-ka Home Railway, their entire moral and financial support. Unques tionably a little later, as soon as it can be properly arranged, the people of the interior and Fairbanks will be called upon for financial assistance in the way of purchasing stock, and assur ances have been received, that the requests will not be made in vain. Fairbanks wants a railroad as badly as Valdez, and when the merchants and tlm residents there realize that the opportunity is at hand, they will be just as ready to subscribe, and just as enthusiastic, as those of our own little city. The first step which will indicate sincerity, and ability to construct a railway, will shortly be in evidence, and after that the problems will be easy ones. Articles of incorporation have been !j:m(3 ( f the Alaska Liquor and Trading < 'o ap uiy, by H F Suessdorf, A.Carlson and Win. M Wilson The company is forme i to buy, sell, own, operate and lease hotels, boarding houses and rooming houses. To handle all kinds of p-onerty.* to do a general mercan tile business, to operate and buy or sell boats or shifts, to run smelters, to deal n intoxicating liquors, operate brewer ies. run wharves, do a banking business and own toll roads Capital stock 875,000. Mr. Keating, who has been been very ill for several months in the flood Samaritan hospital, is now rapidly gaining strength and health. His friends will be glad to learn that he can now walk about the ward. A new district with J F. McLean as commissioner has been authorized by Judge Wickersham to mclude the , country around Cook Inlet. Owing to the resignation of X. Cray i as commissioner of the Aleutian Island precint, Judge Wickersham ba.s ap pointed H. S. Farris as his successor upon his filing the usual bond of 81,000. Mr Fred Higson, who had the mis fortune to break bis right leg about a month ago. will soon be able to use ' his crutches.