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To Publish a Newspaper THE ALASKA CITIZEN j To Tell the Truth Fearlessly] Voiamk I FAIRBANKS. ALASKA. MONDAY, OCTOBKR 17, 1910 N'umbii 3^ STANLEYKETCHEL IS DEAD MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION PU GILIST OF THE WORLD TAKES COUNT. MURDERED BY FARM HAND He Died Late on Saturday Night From the Effects of a Bullet wound Received at the Hands of a Farm Laborer at Springfield. (The Citizen Special Service.) SI'RI NGFIKLI >. Oct 16. Stanley Ketchel. the champion middleweight prizefighter, died last night as a re suit of the wound he received on Saturday at the hands of \V A Hurtz. a farm hand employed on the farm of R I* Richardson, at which place Ketchel was training The doc tors found tnat Ketchels lung had been pierced by th»* bullet and ex cessive internal hemorrhage re suited. SPRINGFIELD. Mo.. Oct LV — While Stanley Ketchel, the middle weight champion was seated at breakfast at the farm of R P Rich ardson. where he is training, he was ordered to throw up his hands hv Walter A Hurtz. a farm hand employed on the place. Before the prizefighter could make a move Hurtz shot him. the bullet from his rifle penetrating Ketchel's lung. Hurtz then took to the woods and is now being hunted by bloodhounds. KetthelV condition is considered is considered grave in the extreme. SPRINGFIELD. Oct. 16. (Later) —A posse which had been all day hunting for A W. Hurtz. the slay er of Stanley Ketchel. caught him this evening seventeen miles from the scene of the tragedy. WELLMAN MAKES PROGRESS AIR NAVIGATOR AND JOURNAL IST STARTS ON A LONG JOURNEY. HIS FLIGHT IS NERVY ONE With an Engineer and a Crew of Five He Is Undertaking to Make a Flight Across the Atlantic Ocean to England from New York. |The Citizen Special Service.) NKW YORK, Oft. 16. Several steamers have reported having sight ed the Wellman balloon and all say that it is progressing favorably. Wellman has with him Engineer Yanniman and a crew of five and he is equipped with gasoline sufficient to last for fifty-two days. HOSTON. Oct. 16. — A wireless message has caught Wellman and an answer received states that he is traveling satisfactorily along the Massachusetts coast, following the regular path of the steamers to Europe, planning to turn off at Newfoundland. PARIS, Oct. 16. Scientists and aviators all over the world are tak ing the deepest interest in Walter Wellman’s attempt to cross the Atlantic in a balloon. They claim that it is the greatest exhibition of nerve that has yet been given by an aeronaut. Opinions differ as to the chances of his making a successful flight. ATLANTIC CITY. Oct. 15—Wal ter Wellman, accompanied by Engin eer Yanniman and a crew of six. started his great flight across the Atlantic this morning. Since he left many messages have been received from him by wireless, all of which state that the going is flue and the airship behaving well. democratureIonfident Have No Doubt About Being Able to Carry State of Ohio. [The Citizen Special Service.] COLUMBUS, Oct. 16. — Demo crats throughout the state are con fident that they will have no trou ble in carrying the state at the fall elections. The most encouraging reports are coming in to state head quarters and there appfars to be no room for doubt that Governor Harmon will be elected to succeed himself, The split in the Republi can ranks has given greater confi dence than has been felt in years and tt will not be surprising if a Democratic landslide occurs. (ill CHEK IS DOING WELL Delayed Telegram Tells That Dutch Henry is Well Cared for. (The Citizen Special Service.| Seattle:, o<t 11 Henry c;n eher. of Fairbanks, who had his leg rut off hy a cable car a week ago. i» doing as well#as could he ex pected in a lo< al hospital. (leorgc Hutler and others are seeing to it that he gets the best ol care and at tention .-.nil then ' nothing that he a ants that is not procured for him The :i< < dent was occasioned hy his slipping « n the pavement as he was < r. ssing the tra< k A passing ear cvered his leg. ARRESTS CAISE INDICTMENTS FOR ALLEGED COAL LAND FRAUDS STAR TLE SEATTLE. PROM I) It Is Believed That if Attorney Mun day is Found Guilty Other Promi nent Citizens Will Also Be Caught in the Dragnet. |The Citizen Special Service.| SKATTLK. ()<■: lb. The indict ment let tuned against Attorney Charles !•'. M unday l>y the federal grand jury on the charge of trying to defraud the government in con nection with filings on coal lands in the Bering section is causing a great sensation. It the charge is proved to he well-founded it is cer tain that scores of prominent <iti /.ens will he medicated and probably will he proceeded against for per jury. for they .are associated with him in the lug coal deals SPOKANK. Oct. lb Raymond Brown and William Dunn have been ndicied by the Tacoma grand j try • n a charge of having fraudulently acquired coal lands in Alaska. It is 'believed here that many more indict ments have been returned against prominent people in this city. Seat | tie. Tacoma and Portland, but are i being kept secret until the arrests have been made. TACOMA. Oct. 1 .‘..—Citations for [ conspirac y have been issued against Archie* Shields of Cordova and Al gernon Stacy of Vancouver in con ineetior with the alleged illegal land entries .it Alaska. Taft Goes to Panama. BKVKRLY. Mass.. Oct. lb. To make a personal investigation ot the charges ol graft that have been I made- it* connec tion with the work on the canal President Taft will sail from Charleston on November 10 GOOD STRIKE MADE ON FAIRBANKS LEDGE NEARLY THREE FEET WIDE IS DISCOVERED BY A. HESS. ORE PIS 1EMEI! HIGH I One Ounce of the Rock Bucked Up and Panned Yielded Seventeen Cents, Which Is Pretty Fair, When You Come to Think of It. What looks like ore of the best quartz t trikes in the camp lias just been made by A. Hess on the 'eft limit of Fairbanks creek, about opposite 13 and 14 above. The ledge as it has shown up at the depth of about ten feet appears to be between two and one-half feet and three feet thick and the ore carries free gold easily visible to the naked eye. Charles L. Thompson and lloh Geis are interested with Hess in tlie property and the yhave every rea son to believe they have dropped on to a bonanza. The strike of the ! ledge is parallel to the creek and it j intersects at right angles two other ledges. One small piece of the ore. weighing not more titan one ounce. | panned seventeen cents. The property lies about midway between the McCarty claims and 'the Cook claims. Noi enough work I has been done on it as yet to give anything like an estimate of its Importance, but the prospect Is cer tainly a most encouraging one. Mr. Hess has . been a most assiduous prospector, as he lias been engaged in this vicinity all summer, and his [friends are congratulating ntm now j on his prospective good fortune. HI OPEN LETTER Til If. CROSSLEV I hiring your absence The Citizen had occasion to publish an article which it now desires to call to your attention officially In that article it is alleged that the Tanana Club is breaking the law b\ pursuing the practice of selling liquor without an adequate license We would respect fully ask your consideration of this case to the end that the correct status of the* matter may he aseer ainod. The article, appearing on Septc tuber under the caption of Let's Play No Favorites" was as follows "There is at the present time in Fairbanks an illegal institution which deserves the attention of the Ids*riot Attorney's office. "Wo refer to Lie Tanana Club which is located on the Second floor «»t the Fairbanks building. "We do not know how it is that this remarkable institution has so long been allowed to defy the law. bin if appears to us that the time has arrived when the illegal prac tices of the Tanana club should be stopped "For years it has been the cus tom of the City Council to inflict a monthly fine upon the denizens of the row for selling liquor with out a license This practice has now been discontinued and the il legal selling of liquor by the wo men prohibited. This is as it should lie Hut il it is illegal to sell liquor without a license on the Row. it must ne< essarily he illegal to sell liquor without a license elsewhere in the city. " So fa.-as we have been able to as < ertaln. Congress has not yet placed the Tanana Club in any specially favored iMisition with regard to the licensing laws, and therefore it is as necessary for that institution to take out a regular license to sell liquor a> it is for any individual 1 he r.Uu.na Cl | has taken out no license to sell Ibpior. Kven a federal license w« uld not exempt it from the ordinary lienor license. Therefore it is g ilty of breaking tin* law is a she en a blind pig. "We have calle it a blind pig but that name is* slightly mislead ing. There i> not ung blind about the malpractices *f the Tanana ('lub. Its violation- of the law are open. The illegal selling of liquor is not confined to members of the (lub. Any stranger-, once introduced within the portals of the club, can throw the bones' and "shout for tin* crowd" with a freedom equal to that possessed by the oldest mem b« r. In fact, men who arrive in town with money are inveigled in to the club and are allowed to spend their money freely. "Is there any reason why members of the Tanana Club should be allow ed to drink whiskey without paying rhe same revenue to the govern ment that other and more law abid ing tlrinkers have to pay ? "If the members of the Tanana Club are at liberty to drink in an unlicensed place just because it is called a “club," what is to prevent every saloon keeper in the town from orgttni/.ing his business as a "club" initiating a few members, and then sending them out to tout for "friends" to come and spend money? What is to prevent a tin/, en clubs being formed? "There is probably more liquor sold in the Tanana Club than in any two saloons put together. Why then, should not t he Tanana Club pay ;i full retailer's license? "As we have said before, the Ian ana club is nothing more than a shebeen a blind pig. and no blind pig should be permitted in Fair banks. "The Tanana Club should be made ttt comply with the law. That is to say the Tanana Club should be made to take out a license to re tail liquor or should be closed down." WORLD’S SERIES ON TODAY GREAT BASEBALL BATTLE FOR CHAMPIONSHIP COMMEN CES TODAY. ATHLETICS AND CUBS CLASH Thousands of People Are Already Gathering in Sleepytown for the Great Contest and There Is In tense Interest in Contest. [The Citizen Special Service. | PHILADELPHIA. Oct. It*. -Thou sands are already arriving in this' city for tlie first of the series for lie world’s c hampionship which will i he played tomorrow between the Athletics of the American league and the (’hieago Cubs of the Na tional league. An immense attend-1 ancc is expected and there will un doubtedly be a great deal of betting on the result. The fans here tire willing to back the team to the lim it and it is ♦ xpected that they will ; have all kinds of opportunities af forded to do so by the Chicago con tingent. Tuesday’s game will also be played here and then the teams will h ave for Chicago. Another Mail Robbery. DAWSON'. Oct IN When the While Pass steamer Selkirk, which left here on Monday, arrived at Sel kirk, it was discovered that gold to the amount of three thousand dol lars hal been extracted from one of the mail sacks. The robbery was discovered before the passengers had left Whitehorse and tlie Mount ed Police at once got to work on t lie case. Five of t lie passengers ot the Selkirk are now under arrest charged with the offense and all of the stolen gold has been recovered. A careful investigation is being made as it is believed that these men may have had something to do with the previous robberies which have occurred this summer. LONDON TO PARIS FLIGHT French Balloon Makes the Trip in Just Six Hours. | The Citizen Special Service, j LONDON. Oct. 16. The French dirigible balloon Clement Bayard has just completed a successful flight from Paris to this city. The time occupied by the trip was just six hours. The aeronauts were ten dered a great reception when they landed here. DIX AS BAD AS ROOSEVELT Willie Hearst Says That Both Are Menaces to the Public. [The Citizen Special Service.) NEW YORK, Oct. 16. — In a lengthy editorial in the Journal to day William Randolph Hearst says thai the influence of Chairman Dix is mure to be feared at this time than that of Theodore Roosevelt. Both, however, he says, are a pub lic menace and should be suppress ed. Seattle’s Row Is Closed. SEATTLE, Oct. 15. — Judge tlil liam of the superior court issued an order today closing the restricted district of this city. WAS Fir* ED $50. Henry Diiraineny who was indict ed by the grand Jury on a charge of <!». siroymg a macadamized road by his mining operations, was before Judge Overfield la ' week anil plead ed guilty lie was fined $.Jc. STAGES LEAVE MONDAYS. In future me Orr stages will leave on Mondays instead of Sundays, as j has been the custom in the past. DR HEDGET AT WORK. Dr. II I. Hedger, the dentist who i recently returned from llampart. nas again stilled tiow 1 it) business and is io b" found in Dr. Moore's office.* in the Fairbanks block. OVERHAULING STEAM HEAT Dave Retree is overhauling bis steam heating apparatus in readi ness for the l)ig 4'ilsine.ss which the D'oneer hotel is in the habit of re- | diving in the winter time. Kvery one of the hundred rooms is now warm and comfortable. JUDGE WHITSON IS DEAD Never Recovered from Paralytic Stroke Received Thursday. | The Citizen Special Service, i SI’OKAXH. ()<•?. 1<I Federal .Judge' Whitson. who was stricken with paralysis i.ist is he had passed sentence of imprisonment for life on (\ I •. Howells, the train robber. I last Thursday, died during the night. He neve r fully recovered his facul* j ties from tin* time of the* stroke. ANNEXES ANOTHER ACTRESSj Frank Gould Weds His Latest Flame, the Dancer Edith Kelly. (The Citizen Special Service.] LONDON. Oct 1 ♦*». Crossing tin border into Scotland yesterday Frank Could wedded Fdith Kelly, the actress. The church would not sanc tion the marriage in Fngland on | account of Mr. Could having been recently divorced. HARNED AND SOTHERN PART Actor and Actress Have Their Mat rimonial Bonds Severed. | The Citizen Special Service.] RKNO. Oct. 16. Virginia Harn ed. who has been sojourning in the divorce colony here for several months, was yesterday granted a divorce from K. H. Sot hern. the actor. POPE IS AGAIN VERY ILL Pope Pius Is Again Suffering From an Attack of Gout. (The Citizen Special Service.] ROME, Oct. 16. Pius XI. is again causing grave anxiety to his physicians. He has had a recur rence of his late illness and is now suffering severely front an at tack of gout. CLOSE THEATERS SUNDAYS This is the Aim of the Church Peo ple in City of Spokane, [The Cit'zen Special Service.] SPOKANE. Oct. 16. — This morn ing and evening petitions were cir culated in the churches for signa tures calling on the municipal au thorities to close the theatres on Sundays. CINCINNATI, Oct. 13. — At the confi rente today it was decided to retain tlie word "Protestant" as de scriptive of the Episcopal church. I l ABE CLAIMED HE WAS LIBELED APPEARED BEFORE GRAND JURY ON SATURDAY TO DEMAND RIGHTS. CITIZEN WAS INVESTIGATED Tribunal is Asked to Descend in Its Wrath on This Paper, Which. Abe Says, Painted His Character Black er Than It Really Is. Some few short weeks ago the Citizen took occasion to state that the opponents of home rule for Alaska had very materially weaken 'd their cajse by enlisting the ser vices of Abe Spring. It was neces sary. at the time, for the purpose >>f illumining the minds of those who had the good fortune not to lit* | acquainted with this living impel- j sonation of Judas Iscariot, to use aj few adjectives which, had the> been | applied to a man. might have been 1 considered uncomplimentary in the extreme. In Abe’s ease, however, j they were pitifully weak and the j Citizen had good reason to apolo gize for the limitations of its vo- ; eabularv. On Saturday, so street I'umor tuis it. the Citizen was subjected to aj probe at t tie hands of t lie grand jury on a charge made by Abe to the effect that he had been libeled by the article aforesaid. Think of j it. Abe Spring libeled! Surely the! Citizen has earned an undisputed j right to claim for itself an original-j1 ity and imagination unsurpassed. While the action taken by the grand jury lias not been made pub lic. the workers in this busy little j beehive go to bed tonight in fear | and trembling that their sweet j sleep in the early morning will be disturbed by a deputy marshal, who will summon each and all to appear and show cause why such a poor job J of character painting was turned j out of the office. To Abe the Citizen can only say j that what it said goes as it looks, j and will be backed to the last white check. Had the contents of that ar ticle not been conscientiously be- I lieved in this office they would never j have been committed to type. When the publishers of this paper were ad- j vised some weeks ago that it would j be better to smooth over the inci dent, the answer was given that the Citizen never backed down, and as far as can be seen ahead there is t little danger of this policy ever be- J ing changed. MUNSON’S WELL FIXED UP Travelers returning from Salelia report that Hilly Munson has his roadhouse fixed up in fine style and is ready for all the business that may happen along this winter. He has a complete electric lighting plant running and the house, the large store and the barns are well illuminited with 16 candle power Tungsten lights. At the store every thing needed by a prospector or ntusher can be bought. There are three large rooms in the roadhouse, the kitchen in the center, a ladles' room on one side and a room for men on the other. 1 STRIKERS RETURN TO WOR Railroad Strike in Paris Appeal to Be On the Decline. | The Citizen Special Service.1 I’AIUS. Oct. lti. A number t the strikers are returning to wor atul it is believed that the baekbon ot tile striki is broken The d< termined stand taken by the got eminent has awed a great many c the strikers and the concession made b\ the companies have tern ed to make short work of a situt tion that lor a time threatened inos serious oroportion- It is believe that before the i nd of the weel tlie strike will be ended HENEY’S FUNERAl TUESDAY REMAINS OF RAILROAD CON TRACTOR WILL BE INTERRED IN SEATTLE. BISHOP O’DEA TO OFFICIATE 9 On the Line of the White Past Railroad There Will not Be i Wheel Turning While the Cere mony Is In Progress. |The Citizen Special Service.] SKATTI.K. Oct. Hi. The body nf M I Iletiey, the wellknown rail rmtd ci r.tractor, who d'ed recently arrived here today front San Fran cisco. The deceased’s private secre tary accompanied the remains. The funeral will take place on Tuesday and the remains will he interred In t local cemetery. Bishop O'Dea will tfliclate at the funeral and it is ex ec-ted ihat there will be a very at c tut mm* of the friends of the Id-rased. SKAOWAY. Oct. Id. Between tlie hours nf tu and 10:1.1 on Tuesday, while ilu* funeral services for the ate M ,1. Henry are ill progress, nit a wheel will turn on the White I’a s railroad aid operations all over he line will cease. The deceased was the chief constructing engineer m the road when it was built. Skyscraper for Seattle. SKATTI.K, Oct. 1.1. K. O. Smith, if Syracuse. X. Y . today took out a lermit for the erection of a forty me stor.i building at tin* northeast ■orner of Second avenue and Yesler Way. the estimated cost to he two nillion dollars. Troops Quell Rioters. PALIS. Oct. IV — Ten thousand roops lined the streets of the city oda.\ and prevented any rioting on he part of the railroad strikers. 11:0 principal concession demanded »y the strikers, a minimum wage of M per day. has been granted by lie company and will hasten the end >f the strike. HOSPITAL SITE IS SELECTED :OUNCIL COMMITTEE MAKES SE LECTION WHICH HAS BEEN APPROVED. ffiE SENT 10 GOVERNOR Judge Overfield and Marshal Love Dispatch a Wire to Governor Clark Asking for His Instructions In the Matter. For t lie first few days of last veek a committee of the town conn il. consisting of Mayor Nordale, del Sabin, Dan Driscoll and Dr. VlcCallum busied itself in locating i good site for the detention hospi al for the insane and on Friday hey decided on one that seems ad niraby fitted for the purpose. On Saturday. Marshal Love and Judge Jvertield having approved the site i telegram was sent to Governor 'lark asking for his instructions in he matter. The site selected consists of two ots located on Cowles streets be ween Eighth and Ninth streets, rhey are 102 by 160. The lots be ong to Frank Boarman and arrange ments have been made for their pur chase at a satisfactory figure. The telegram sent to Governor "lark, to which no answer has been received as yet. was ordered as fol lows : "A committee has offered suitable site for detention hospital. Avail ible immediately. Marshal !/ove and 1 approve site. People here anxious our committee proceed at once. What is your desire? "OVERFIELD, Ills. Judge. "LOVE. Marshal." ' CLAIMS CENSUS IS FAKED < - ' DIRECTOR DURAND MAKE9 NAS TY CHARGES AGAINST WEST ERN CITIES. r; AND IS TDLD THAT HE LIES t j _ Tacoma Census Taker, Who It Charged With Having Deliberate ly Padded the Returns, Answers With Retort Most Discourteous. [The Citizen Special Service.) WASHINGTON. Oct Id. Di rector of the Census Durand has issued a statement to the effect that there has been wholesale padding of census reports in the Western cities. He specificall.v mentions Tacoma. Seattle. Aberdeen. Portland. Minne apolis Mid Boise. He claims that Tacoma has padded its returns by 33,"<*ii and that the real nonulAt inn or the city is s2,'Joii instead of 115, "tii as returned from that city. The | official return makes a cut or 1,500 in Seattle's return making the population 241,500. Durand maintains that it was well known by the census takers in Tacoma that they w"*re making false returns and that they were deliberately guilty. DDK 1 LAND, Oct. lfi. — Census Taker Momsen. who had charge of |ihe collecting of data in this city i strenuously dcn.es that there was any attempt to pad the returns and Indignantly denies the statement published by Director Durand. TACOMA. Oct. Dl. The officials here who ware responsible for the census returns say that Director Durand's statement to the effect that thev were wilfully guilty of pad ding the returns is an infamous and outrageous lie FAMOUS SENATOR IS DEAD DOLLIVER, ONE OF IOWA'8 IN SURGENTS, HAS CROSSED THE DIVIDE. WAS ILL BUT SHORT TIME Death Was Occasioned by an At tack of Acute Stomach Trouble and the End Came as a Great Shock to His Family and Friends. [The Citizen Special Service.) FORT DODGK. Imva. Oct. 16. Senator John l’rcntiss Dolliver died here last night after a short ill ness. Ilis decease was caused by acute stomach trouble. Senator Dolliver was born near Kingvvood. in West Virginia, on February 6, 1 858. He graduated from West Virginia University in 1ST"', and was admitted to the bar in l.s'v Although taking much interest in the politics of his state he never held any political office until he was elected to the Fifty-first Con gress as a Republican representative from the Tenth Congressional dis trict from Iowa. He was re-elected to the Fifty-second. Fifty-third, Fif ty-fourth. Fifty-fifth and Fifty sixth Congresses and on August 23, 1900 he was appointed United States Senator to till the vacancy caused by Ihe death of Hon. J. H. Gear. He was elected to succeed nimseir on January 21. 1902, anC re-elected in 1907. His term of service would have expired on March 3, 1913. Lat terly Senator Dolliver was aligned with his colleague. Senator Cummins, in the insurgent ranks and was one of the iiosl influential members of the upper house. STORM COSTS 500 LIVES Hurricane Which Raged in the Bal tic Sea Was Terribly Fatal. [The Citizen Special Service.] ST. PETERSBURG, Oct. IB.—The storm that raged in the Baltic sea occasioned an immense amount of damage to the shipping along the coast and it is estimated that the death toll reached a total of at least 500. The storm has now sub sided but it lias been impossible yet to accurately compute the loss es. Tobacco Crop Damaged. HAVANA, Oct. 15. — It Is be lieved that the hurricane which swept Santa Clara province did a vast amount of damage to the tobac co crop. A number of people lost their lives in the storm and much residence property was destroyed.