FOR U. S. COURT
Six Seward Men on Grand and
Ten on Petit Panel for Jan
uary Term ai 'valdez
By Cable to Tilts Daily Gateway.
Valdez. IVe. I'* Crand anti petit
jurors were drawn for 'he .luuti.it y
term of the T. S. distriet eourt today
l»v clerk Crandall. These drawn from
Seward were the follow : u':
Crand jurors; (>tto (>!a w. l .d H'\'k*
with. K. L. liallaine. Andrew Ander
son. A. C. Could, Ami re w Crier>on.
I*etit jurors: I*. -1. Mel>ermott.
Frank XV'atson. .1. Fiti.simmons, Thom
as Irvinjr. H. Itrown. .lohn ltrownlow,
K. Vaujfhn. XX*. 1>. IV,and. Hornet
l’atton and Fred Cladnvnner.
Court will eon vent* Monday. .January
OE BIDDING BOOM
Sewani is guaranteed a building
boom shortly after New Nears Fhiy
which has every prospect of continu
ing throughout the year. Scores of
buildings have been waiting for we* ks
for material, and with the arrival of
nearly UKXUKk) fee? of lumber, In
sides all other necessary building
material, on the Harold IMllarund tin
bark Nicholas Thayer, the work will
begin on a more extended scale than
the town has ever seen.
The Harold Dollar, chartered by the
Ketiai Lumber »x buel Company*
should reach |»rt b* fore the end of
this month. Marly in January the
bark Nicholas Thayer, chartered by
\V. Fi. Jamison, will arrive. Kaeh
w ill bring nearly feet of lum
Several excavations have F»een made
for large structures and work on the
buildings will begin as soon as luiubot
is hauled across the wharves. A
large number of buildings are planned,
but the owners are waiting until
material to complete them is actually
at hand. Numerous dwelling hous**
are also planned which will give every
mechanic in town and many more em
ployment for months.
It is predicted by men who have
lately come in from the outside that
JSeward will have a rush «>f uew popu
lation next year and that the influx
will begin before spring. Ad tins.*
people must 1h‘ sheltered, and in an
ticipation of the demand for houses
much building will be done by prop
erty owners during the winter. Many
of the newcomers also, wiii no doubt
cotue here prepared to build immedi
Seward has little winter weather
which interferes with outd or bunding
and with numerous structures uu
der way the time of occasional storms
which may drive mechanics inside can
be employed under shelter. So far
this fall outside work has Iteen stopped
less than a week by cold, and now and
then by heavy rains. Lack of material
has held building back much more than
To tlase Christmas Tree
Arrangements are being made to
have a public Christmas tree in
Moore's hall next Monday. The exer
cises will Iw? conducted by the l nion
Sunday school, and will be “f a simple
nature, and as brief as possible. Any
one wishing to present friends with
suitable gifts may do so in connection
with this exercise. The exercises
will probably begin al>out dark, owing
to the fact that the hall is engaged for
a dance that night.
Spend Mght in Snow
Andy Grierson and Arthur Tarver,
who are rawhiding the ore from the
Falls creek mines to the railroad, got
lost on the trail one night recently,
and spent the whole night out Iwfore
they discovered themselves. Snow is
constantly drifting over the trail so
that often no marks of travel are
Building Snow flangrr
The railroad machine shop is build
ing a snow Hanger which w ill be used
to clear the tracks of snow. The
Santa Ana is expected to bring a big
Quart/, commonly occurs in all acid
rocks, but is rarely present in basic
rocks, particularly in the highly basic
kinds, like basalt. However, at a vol
canic vent known as the Cinder Con**,
ten miles east of lesson’s peak,in Cali
fornia, is a black basalt How in w hich
there are abundant quartz crystals.
The gold receipts of the Seattle
assay office for the present year up to
the middle of November wer»' $18,668,
79J. This exceeds the receipts for any
entire year preceding except I960,
when the total was $22,038,797. The
latter year was the high mark for the
Canada has laid out plans for 7444
miles of new railroad to cost
RULE OE ZION
Prophet Elijah Goes South for His
Health and Triumvirate
Gets His Graft
i»j Cable to T!ic Daily Gateway.
I'hicayo, Dee. 1* Alexander Dowie
resigned the leadership of Ids religions
society at "Zion City" yesterday and
will otoiln islands of the (’arihhean
sea for the winter in tin* hope of im
pin>vin_r his health, which has been
precarious ever since he suffered a
! paralytic stroke several weeks ajfo at
Kl I’aso, Texas.
A triumvirate has 1h»»*u placed incon
rrolofthe organization. The system
has been reorganized and members will
In* permitted to work elsewhere when
t here is not hiny for t hem to do at home.
I'mler Down 's ride men wen* rarely
permitted to leave "Zion” except ser
vitors tor t he prophet when he traveled.
HAROLD DOLLAR TO
COME TO SEWARD
Steamer Harold l)olls.r will come to
Seward instead of tin* l»race Dollar,
which was tirst chartered, hut is still
| in the dry dock for repairs. The
Harold Dollar sailed from San Fran
cisco for Seattle last Monday, and no
i doubt reached t lie Sound port before
• 'bis time and it now engaged in load
ing her Seward cargo. She is a ves
sel of L’.Joo tons capacity.
The report that the* (4race Dollar
wa> in Seattle proves to he an error.
The report was brought up by Nelson
Uich. who came up on the last Santa
Clara, hut he was evidently misin
formed. When the message came to
K. K. Cray a few days ago stating that
the ••Dollar" would >ail for Seward the
21st lie naturally assumed that the
time* Dollar was meant. This morning
a message came from the Dollar com
• puny stat lag that the Harold Dollar
sailed the lsth from San Francisco.
The Harold Hollar will come direct
to Seward if she can clear for this
port. She will not carry a pound of
freight for any other port. The new
i deputy collector tor the port ot Sew
ard, K. Finch Hitman, is expected to
arrive here on the Santa Ana and it
may he arranged for the Dollar to
con. - straight to Seward.
MAIL CARRIERS STALLED
Dogs Unable to Pull Sleds through
Snow on Sunrise Trail
At last reports the mail carriers on
the Sunrise route were stalled in the
snow ahmt three miles up Johnson
creek from the station where they
leave the railroad track at mile J4.
The dogs were unable to pull the sled
through the newly fallen snow, which
was deep and soft, and the carriers
camped and waited for it to settle.
They were still waiting in camp last
Monday, when the last report was re
ceived from them.
Fred Haefs and Sam Wagner are
carrying the mail. They left Seward
lust Wednesday with an unusually
heavy load, and when they started uj>
hiil along Johnson creek the dogssunk
in the soft snow to their bodies, and
were unable to proceed.
MENZ EXHIBITS HIS DEVIL
An Eccentric Detroit Man Makes
Money' Out of Freak Statue
Herman Menz is having a "devil of
a time" in Detroit. One recent Sun
| day thousands of spectators crowded
cars, delivery wagons, trucks and
other vehicles in an endeavor to get a
sight of the devil which Menz had
erected in front of hi> house. Menz
fearing that his statue would be torn
down, took it off its pedestal and re
moved it to the back yard. The
crowd became >o importunate to get a
sight of the gargoyle that Menz finally
agreed to let everyone have a look at
the image for 10 cents per rubber. |
He made over $200 in the afternoon,
which shows that he might not be so
daffy as some ure inclined to believe I
The city is now preparing to make
Menz pay a license and in answer to a
communication from the city to the
effect that he would have to pay for
the privilege of exhibiting his devil,]
Menz. in a reply, said he had as much
right to show his devil for money as
the ministers holding a revival meet
ing in a tent near his residence had to
be conducting their operations.
According to a bulletin issued by the
census bureau, about 10b persons out of
1.000 in the United States over 10 years
old, are unable to write, which is
equivalent to about one in ten. Of the
native white population, only 4b out of
every 1,000, or fewer than one in twenty,
of the foreign born whites, 128 out of
every 1,000, and of the negroes 445 out
of every 1.000. are illiterate.
The gold production of the world is
now aiK)ut $1,000,000 a day.
FACE DEATH IN
Two Men Stand Above Rushing
Waters Porty Hours Until
Saved by Swimmers
By Cable* to The Dally Gatoway.
New York. Dec. 20 A cave-in flooded
the Hast river tunnel with water and I
imprisoned t wo Italians for forty hours, j
They faced imminent death all that J
time until three swimmers went ■
through the tunnel and brought the
! men out on their hacks.
The men were repairing a caisson in
the side of the tunnel when the cave-in
occurred and a rush of water nearly
swept them away. They managed to
climb upon a platform above the
caisson, where they remained during
all the forty hours without food, and
part of the time in water up to their
waists. At times the current was so
j strong that the men could scarcely re
j tain their hold upon the timbers, and
every moment they faced the possi
I hilit y of being carried away or of being
submerged where they stood.
CHARTERS BARK TO
| COM TO SEWARD
\V. U. Jamison has chartered the
■ bark Nicholas Thaver to carry a cargo
' of lumber and general merchandise
from Seattle to Seward, lie went to
Seattle several weeks ago to get a boat
for that purpose, as he was unable to
pick one up bv correspondence. The
! hark will sail the latter part of this
The hark will load 4<H),000 feet ofi
dresse d lumber at the Stetson Post
mill. 15» sides this lumlu rshe will also
carrv L’5o tons of general merchandise,
consisting of plaster, cement, building
' paper, doors, windows and other build*
' mg material.
SllVtn AND COPPER RISE
Both Metals Experience Marked
increase in Price
Silver and copper have both been
steadily rising in price for two months.
The rise in the price of silver is al
most phenomenal. In early October
bar silver was quoted at 50 cents an
jounce. Early in December it was
j quoted at tiojj. The rise is ascribed to
j the sudden discovery that the demand
J is getting ahead of the supply, and
this fact has given the metal some
j speculative value.
The quotation on copper brought by
: the latest outside papers was lk cents
a pound for small lots and immediate
delivery. Nor large lots on time de
livery the figure was 17} cents. It is
the belief thai the price is likely to go
: still higher.
The silver quotation is the highest
since lk!tti. After the gold standard
victory in the Presidential election of
that year silver declined rapidly and
its average price in the nine years has
not exceeded 55 cents an ounce.
farm Production Exceeds Record.
The highest mark ever attained in
i the production of wealth by farms in
the United States was reached in
[003. The total is $6,413,000,000. Some
of the large crops are: l orn, bushels,
j 2.708,000,000: hay, $605,000,000; cotton,
$375,0<X>,(XX>; wheat. $525,000,000; oats,
$282,000,000: potatoes, $13*,(XX),000;
barley. $3*,000.000: tobacco, $12,otXMKX);
sugar cane and sugar beets. $30,000,
(mn); rice, $13,982,tXXi; dairy products,
$665,INN),000: poultry products. $300,
I 000. (XX).
These figures are set forth in the
annual report of Secretary of Agricul
ture Wilson. In every crop the gen
; eral level of production was high and
that of prices still higher.
The Juneau Record-Miner asserts j
[ that the real discoverers of the Klon
dike were F. E. Schrader and J. E.
Spurr, government geological experts
who told prospectors that the region
was rich in gold.
Chicago has seventy-five school
teachers named Kate Burns if the
superintendent of the public schools of
that city is a truthful man.
A rich Englishman horrified the
natives in Springfield, Massachusetts
by marrying a mulatto girl.
Hetty Green is known in her rented
flat as “Mrs. Morton,” so that charity
seekers cannot find her too easily.
WEEKLY WEATHER RECORD
Weather record for the week ending
Saturday 38 37 Rain
Sunday 39 36 Rain
Monday 42 36 Cloudy
Tuesday 37 35 Cloudy
Wednesday 35 33 Rain
Thursday 39 34 Rain
Friday 36 34 Snow
FROM OLD FITZi
Too Fast and Clever for Ancient
Warrior, Who Collapses at
End of Thirteenth
By Cable to Tlie Baity Gateway.
San Francisco, Dec. 21 Fitzsimmons
collapsed from exhausted nature tit the
end of the thirteenth round of his lijyht
I with Philadelphia .lack O'Brien last
I niyfljt. O'Brien landed a hard left
i punch in the ancient ^Radiator's
stomach near the end of that round hut
j Fitz walked to his chair. As he sat j
down he told Referee Kd. Graney that
he had been hit in the stomach and it
was all over.
Fitzsimmons’ head sunk upon his
chest, his letfs weakened, hemorrhages 1
i brought blood to his mouth and his
limp body slipped to the floor. The
j iL'ht was awarded to O'Brien and doc
tors were called. hut Fitz quickly re
vived and was carried to his dressinjf
Crowd With Fitz
The sympathy of the crowd was with
Fit/all through the light, and O'Brien
I was hissed and jeered when he ducked
and ran away from Fit/ each time the
i latter rushed. < >’Brien refused to mix
things hut kept dodging in and out.
j displaying remarkahle foot work ami
j sparring skill. Fit/ swung over and
| over again but nearly every time found;
i nothing Ini' empty air. Several times
( he nearly fell through the ropes from I
i the force of his own blows which failed j
l to land.
Fit/ fought hard and displayed much
j of his old time skill, hut nature could
| not stand the prolonged strain. O'Brien
landed repeatedly and Fitzsimmons
; was badly cut about the face but In
kept coming back game until O'Brien
landed the stomach punch In the
' thirteenth round. Kit/, had just landed
j several blows when O’Brien suddenly
countered witii hard left tothestomach,
followed by a light left to the jaw.
The gong sent Fit/ to his corner
' where he suddenly collapsed. Nothing
j a moment before indicated his con
dition. He walked steadily to hischair
and >at down, but immediately was
overcome by utter weakness. After
ward he said he was all in last night.
| An immense crowd saw the light,
fight Uj Rounds
In the tirst round the men sparred
for an opening and only four blows
were struck. In the second O'Brien
was driven to his corner where he
ducked a powerful left swing for his
jaw. As he slipped out Kit/, landed a
light uppercut on his face. Kit/ lost
his balance from a missed swing and
O'Brien landed right and left on Bob's
! face, and they clinched. Kit/ landed
i left and right on Jack's face and Jack
| countered with left on body.
In the third Fit/ rushed O’Brien,
• who backed away and Fit/ landed a
! left uppercut on the jaw and a moment
| later another left on the face. Fit/
tried to swing Ids left to the solar
plexus but failed to land and he
roughed it, sending left to O’Brien’s
face. Near the end of the round
O'Brien landed a hard left on Fit/.’s
nose and a light push sent Bob to the
lloor as the gong sounded.
fit/ Goes Down
Fourth: Fit/ was forced tothe ropes
and fell upon his loft knee, but was up
instantly and landed a lefton O'Brien’s
• eye, which was closed, but Jack landed
several lefts on Hob's face and brought
blood from bis mouth. This was
Fifth: O'Brien fought for Fitzsim
; moils’ sore face and kept pegging
i away wjth his left. He landed iv
! pcutedly and had Fit/, bleeding from
noM* and mouth. Suddenly Fit/, sent a
left to O’Brien's mouth which drew
blood, and he followed it up with hard ,
right and left swings upon the jaw. j
Sixth: O'Brien tries aggressive
I work and keeps pegging away at Bob’s I
! face whenever possible. He displayed j
! wonderful footwork and Fit/, missed
! repeated swings which would have
' ended the tight had any of them land
ed. Fit/, went to his knees once after
missing a powerful right swing for the
jaw. Later he landed a hard left
swing on O’Brien's ear.
Both Tight Tast
Seventh: O’Brien landed on Fitz
simmons' kidneys and followed with
right and left to jaw, but Fitz came
right back with a right to O’Brien’s
face and a right upper cut to the body.
He shot a left to Jack’s face and a
right swing to the body, but O’Brien
countered, with two wicked right
smashes to the face, one blow raising a
welt over Fitz's right eye.
Eighth: O’Brien drove a left to face
and Fitz landed two lefts to the jaw.
They clinched and O’Brien was cau
tioned for holding on. O’Brien ripped
a nasty right over the eye and then
floored Fitz with a right to the jaw
which made Bob groggy. Fitz took a
hard left to the body and was forced to
the ropes, O’Brien landing two lefts on
the face. At the end of the round
Fitz was unsteady but recuperating.
Ninth: Both men were tired and
the pace was slower. O’Brien kept.
Guaranteed Pocket Knives
have arrived. Come and tfot the best lviiih* lor the
also came on the last boat.
BROWNELL'S HARDWARE STORE
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BAY CITY MARKET
WIIOLKSAU-: AND KKTAIL DKA I,KICK IN
Fresl! Beef, PorK, Veal ana Mutton
Hams, Bacon and Lard Constantly on hand
Small & Glasbrenner
A G«*ntloinun\s Resort and Club Rooms.
We Purchase Gold Dust at Regular Rates
PETERSON & BROWN, Proprietors
E. L. WHITTEMORE. Proprietor
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS
FOURTH AVE. SEWARD, ALA6KA
F. G. HALE, President _C. E. DICKERMAN. Vlcc-Pres
BANK OF SEWARD
Transacts a General Banking Business
We receive deposits, buy and sell exchange, foreign and domestic: buy irold
dust and bullion: make collections. Alt business committed to our care will
receive prompt and careful attention.
Your Business is Solicited
The Washington Trust Co.
Corner First Avenue and Madison street, Seattle, Wash.
Invites Business by Mail or Express.
Pays Interest on all Accounts
| PAID CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $525,000
i playing for Fit/'s face and it was ver\
I bloody at the end of the round. Near
the end O'Brien almost lifted Fit/
' from the floor with an awful right jolt
to the jaw.
Lands Two Hard Ones
Tenth: Fit/ landed two hard
punches in tins round and had the best
of the fighting, which was very vicious.
O’Brien was forced to clinch and the
round closed with sharp exchanges,
both men landing on the face.
Kleventh: F i t / s i m m o n s drove
O'Brien to the ropes with a terrible
| smash to the face. O'Brien landed
twice on Bob's face, then hit low and
Fit/complained to the referee. Fit/
chased O'Brien around the ring and
Jack was hooted as he kept away, but
Fit/ was unable to land.
Twelfth: Wonderful footwork kept
O'Brien out of harm's wav as Fit/, kept
chasing him. No damage was done in
t his round.
Thirteenth: In a mix-up Fit/ drove
in a territtic right to the body and
hooked left to the jaw. O'Brien came
back with left to the jaw but Fit/
landed a hard left to the body. Thev
mixed it, exchanging short jabs over
the heart, and as the round closed
O’Brien landed a terrific stomach
Gets Lot of Challenges
San Francisco, Dec. 22. -Philadel
phia Jack O’Brien was challenged
yesterday by Tommy Ryan. Sam
Berger and Marvin Hart. He may
take Hart on first. Berger is a local
amateur heavy weight, of about the;
same class as A1 Kaufman, whom |
O’Brien defeated a few weeks ago.
He is regarded as a possible champion i
and local sports are anxious for him to j
have a tryout with O’Brien as a test of
the respective merits of himself and
O’Brien received $7158, the winner’s
end of the purse, for his fight with
Fitzsimmons. Fitz received $2386.
The club’s percentage gave it $6362.
The fighters received 60 per cent, of
the gate receipts, divided <5 to the
winner and 25 to the loser.
Fitzsimmons will return to the stage
and give up fighting for good. He ad
mits that his day is past but says the
public forced him to light as Jeffries’
retirement left him champion of the
world and he had to defend the title.
Prospects look promising at times
for a panic on Wall street.
Chemical Analyses and Assays Made
Price List for Assaying
Gold or Silver. $1.50
Gold and Silver.$2.00
Silver and Lead.$2.00
Gold, Silver and Lead $3.00
Gold and Copper— $2.50
Gold, Silver and Cop
per . $3.50
Gold, Silver, Copper
and Lead. $4.00
Prices for other metals anil min
eral on application.
Gold and silver bullion refined,
melted and assayed or pur
II. E. ELLSWORTH, C. E.
i ■ \
THE RAINIER-GRAND HOTEL
Popular Prices-New Management
Central Location-European Plan
Greatest Cafe and Bar Service in the City
Wilson A White Co., Prop. Chas Perrp, Mgr
FOX ISLAND FOR SALE
Ten miles from Seward. The island
is two miles long and one mile wide.
I will sell my squatter’s claim and 423
foxes, whose skins are worth an average
of $20 each, for $2500, which is lessthan
one-third of the value of the skins.
Offer is made because I wish to go up
the Susitna to prospect for a year.
Third avenue, Seward.
FOR SALE—Best offer takes lots 25,
26, 27, block 40; lots 15, 16, block 20;
lots 12, 13, 14, block 7, Seward, Alaska.
Owner 94#, 22nd. Ave., Seattle, Wash. *
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