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VOL. IL NO.
STIRS DP BIC ROW OVER ALASKA TRADE Northern Pacific Asks Steamship Companies to Absorb Railroad Rates from Port land to Seattle. Bl Cable to The Bally Qotcway. Seattle. May Hi Local steamship •ompanies were asked yesterday by il\e Northern Pacific Railway t 'one Pkinv to absorb the freight tariff from Portland to Seattle on goods des tined (or shipment to \luska, so that shipments from Portland to the north «>uld be made at the same rate as from Seattle. The comput'd* sail refused. Local jobber* have called a meeting w> protest against the action of the railroad company in making a special mte on Alaska goods shipped from Portland, below the regular freight tariff. They charge that this is an ■ujust discrimination in favor of Port land wholesale houses. ■Mtogether it appears that the North* Pacific has stirred up a por tentous row by giving Portland job ber* a special rate to help them break into the Alaska field. The Seattle dealers will undertake to have the •*>inpanv r> verse its action. 1 ort .itul ms very anxious to get after AhisKa trade but it ha> been unable so far to •btatn a regular steamer to put on the run from that city. Steamers are in ! great demand on the whole coast just ■ow and Portland jobbers were unable ♦e give auv assurance that thoj could furnish full cargoes for regular trips. The deal with the Northern Pacific will enable them to matte a start for Alaska trade and learn whether or not they can keep a regular steamer itfoinjr. Reduces Rates for Portland Seattle. May \o The Northern Pa cific railroad today made a general re duction of freight tarlTs from Portland to Seattle in order to aid the former city to make shipments to Alaska through Seattle. These rates apply only to freight destined for Alaska and billed through* It is admitted in Portland that the steamer lines planned several months :ijro to run direct from that city to Seward and other ports have not mate rialized and will not thi> season. Still Portland merchants are anxious to en ter the Alaska field and the Northern Pacific U doinsr what it can to open the way. To Run Steamer from Tacoma Tacoma, May is The Alaska Steam ship Pompany announces that if will run a >'earner from this city to South eastern Alaska ports. Bellingham is trying to induce the company to have the steamer call there. SANTA GIARA AND BERTHA SAIL WEST Take Large Number of Passengers, j Nearly all Bound for the Yentna With Supplies. Steamer* Bertha and Santa t lara finally arrived in Seward after a see-; mw, slow race in which the Bertha wou by eleven hours although she •ailed five hours later. The Bertha ar rived at !> p. m. Saturday, but could not •ie up for an hour because the Tampico was alongside the railroad doek, the only landing place not 4)rn up by •he pile driver. The Santa Clara ar rived at 8 o’clock Sunday morning. Both steamers sailed for Seldovia, each carrying a large number of passengers, ■early all bound for the Yentna. Nei ther had a large freight cargo for Seward. The Santa Clara sailed from Seattle Ae evening of May 1 at 8 o’clock. The Bertha sailed at 1 o’clock the morning of May 2. She kept a few hours behind the Santa Clara all the j way until they reached Eyak. Both had large cargoes for that railroad metropolis but she got away first. The Bertha sailed from Seattle six days late on this trip and nobody knows why she loafed in Seattle nine days unless it was because no other, •teamer was sailing for Southern Alas-j ka during those days and it would be contrary to the policy of Seattle steam ship companies to run their boats on a system to accommodate the public. The Bertha sailed at midnight Sat-! urday and took the following list of1 twenty-three first-class passengers to Seldovia, of whom thirteen were in John A. McDonald’s party for Lake creek and nearly all the others were i bound for the Yentna district: !*• R. Backus, J. E. Briggs. J. Sutton, A. O.; Farnsworth, U. Halstead, Y\. H. ter guson. Mrs. YV. H. Ferguson. YY'illiam Jones, H. P. Gallagher, Dr. L. David, E. Fitzsimmons, G. Burkhardt, YY. Fergson, John Aran. Ralph McDon ald, N. L. Tyler, D. H. Conklin, Jules Blane, Magnus Martin. George Hus sey. John A. McDonald, B. YY. Hoff man. C. Schonacker. O i the Santa Clara going west were Frank YYatson, and T. J. Jeter, bound for Chickaloon; Dr. Kyvig, returning to Rainbow creek; H. H. Hicks, A. R. Y’oung and Tom Cavanaugh, with three horses bound for the interior to locate a copper discovery which Mr. Hicks made several years ago: Arthur R. Rommaney. president and manager of the Big Horn Gold Mining & Mill ing Company on the Inlet. Mr. Rora raaney came up on the Oregon and transferred. The Bertha returned from Seldovia and sailed for Seattle Tuesday -even ing. The Santa Clara returned early Tuesday morning and sailed at 7:30. Each took a fair passenger list. Gets $075 Assay of Ore A friend of Paul Buckley located a claim for him on Chichagotl' island last winter and when Mr. Buckley cume through Sitka on the Santa Clara this month he was given a chunk of rock from the claim. When he reached Seward he had an assay made of it by H. S. Waterman, which panned out *i»75 to the ton. The location of the claim was the outcome of a grub* stake aud Mr. Buckley will send down au order to have two men set to work at once to develop the property. Steamer Casw ell Missing Otlicers of the steamer Bertha brought the news that the little steamer Caswell, which sailed from Seattle April 18 to come to the Inlet and go on the Yentna river run, had not reached Juneau when the Bertha came through, May 8. Capt. Swift of the Inlet steamer Neptune, who owns the Caswell, was waiting at Juneau for the little boat and was getting anxious. THREE VESSELS ON OUTSIDE RUN Northwestern Steamship Com pany to Have New Schedule After July I. By Cable to The Dally Gateway. Seattle, May 12—The Northwestern Steamship Company will inaugurate a new steamer schedule for Southern Alaska July 1. At least three and possibly four steamers will be placed on the outside run to Seward. The | Santa Clara, Oregon and Saratoga will | run outside, and a fourth vessel will ! probably be put on later. At least two steamers will be kept on the inside passage, as at present. No change in schedule can be made until after June 30, when the present mail contract expires. The new mail contract of the company calls for at least four mails a month to Valdez and as many more as the company has j steamers on the run. Brings Piles for Dock The big freight steamer Tampico ar rived in port last Saturday morning to discharge 149 creosoted piles for the Alaska Central to be used in rebuild ing the local docks. The remainder of her cargo was cannery supplies for canneries of the Northwestern Fish eries Company to the westward. The steamer sailed westward in the even ing. _ The Associated Press has resurrec ted David B. Hill. TO LIKE TRAIL WITH STATIONS . Stores and Roadhouses To (To in j all Along Route to the Yentna Diggings. STOCKS NOW ON THE WAY Rivers likely To Be Full ot Steam ers and launches Within a Short time. Stores aiui roadhouses will soon line the route from tin* Inlet to the N entna. Several Seward men have already se cured stocks of goods to open supply stations at different places and some <>f them went up on the Bertha. Among these were Henry Halstead. \\. A. Ferguson and A. S. Farnsworth who will establish a hotel and restaurant at the coulluenee of the Susitna and the Ventna. A department of liquid refreshment* will be attached. It i* understood that Litchfield and Churchill will move their store from the present station on the Susitna two miles below tlm mouth of the Ventna, : to the mouth of the latter stream and| seems likely that the nucleus of a! town will soon bo visible at tiiat place, j Another passenger on the Bertha was II. f. Gallagher, who took with him a mining outfit for two years and will establish headquarters up the ; Ventna river near the bonanza creeks, j He will also establish a supply stationl for the miner* for the fall and winter travel. It i* the intention of Messrs. Fergu-j son. Farnsworth and Halstead to es tablish next winter a line of road* | houses along the trail from the end of I the Alaska Central track, which will then be on Turnaguin Arm. to the up per Ventna. This will complete a chain of stations for mushers on the whiter trail. George W. Palmer of Knik. who ha* conducted a store and trading post there for *o long that the memory of man runneth not to the contrary, and 'James Bartlett of Seward, will soon open a store on the Ventna. Mr. Palmer went out on the Oregon to purchase a large stock of goods for this store and the one at Knik. Palm er iV Bartlett have bought a launch to run up the rivers this summer. It will make the first trip from Knik June 1. From present indications there will be no lack of water transportation on the rivers, as half a dozen steamers and launches are already hooked for the run. Capt. Swift has the steamer Caswell. Wallace & Thompson the launch Jennie, and several boats are building at Seldovia for the river traffic. DENVER VOTES AGAINST MUNICIPAL OWNERSHIP By Cable to The Sally Gateway. Denver, May 17—Returns of the mu nicipal election are incomplete but in dications point to the defeat of the municipal ownership ticket except two commissioners and three aldermen. The Republicans elect one commis j sioner and seven aldermen, and the i Democrats elect six aldermen. The i contest was over a proposition for the city to take over the tramway fran chise on the ground that it was car ried by votes of many non-taxpayers. M. E. Davis Returns M. E. Davis, manager of the Rain* I bow Mining Company at Hope, re I turned on the Santa Clara and went on i through. He spent the winter at his old home in Massachusetts. He re ports that the dredger which was in stalled late last summer will be kept busy all the coming summer. A little experimental drilling will be done and then the dredger will be started about the middle of June. Schooner Louise Reaches Valdez Schooner Louise, ca Tying 200 cases of gasoline for the Alaska Central, has reached Valdez. She is slightly disabled and will have to be lixed up a little before coming on to Seward. A message to the company toil tty brought the news. Paul Buckley in Town Paul Buckley, one of the former owners of the Crow creek mines which were sold last winter to a San Francis co syndicate, came to Seward on the Santa Clara, accompanied by Mrs. Buckley. He will spend the summer in the interior. TO ISSUE CALL FOR CONVENTION j Nome Republicans Plan To Make Nomination in Juneau Early in July. GET PROXIES FROM NORTH Charles Herron Prepares To Start the Game for Seward Peninsula Crowd in Seattle. By Cable to The Dally Gateway. Seattle, May IN Charles Herron of Nome, with Nome anil Council ( ity proxies, will leave on the steamer j City of Topeka tonight for Juneau to attend a meeting there to call an Alas-j ka Republican convention. Col. Per kins of Nome says lie expects that the convention will be called to meet in Juneau early in July. Cussip of candidates is lively here and it is the general belief that the con* vention nominations will cut little figure in tin* election. Sectional ri valries are regarded by most Alaskans ;is likely to cut a bigger figure than anything else. Says United District Can Win Seattle. May 11 John Ji. Hughes of; Fairbanks is here and says that it one 1 of tin* three judicial districts of Alaska j can unite upon a candidate for dele gate it can elect its man. He antici pates :i split at Nome on account of the difficulties among the miners and longshoremen. Skagway Han to Run for Delegate A. F. Wildt of Skagway sends the (Jnteway an announcement of his can didacy for delegate to congress. He says that he is an Alaskan and expects to remain one all the rest of his life. He is in favor of territorial govern ment. Mr. Wildt is a machinist in the White Hass & Yukon shops and the Skagway Alaskan certifies him up as a good man. well qualified to repre sent Alaska in congress. TO APPROPRIATE $179,000 FOR ALASKA CABLE LINES By Cable to The Dally Gateway. Washington. D. May 14 The conference committee of the two houses of congress on the appropria tion bill agreed today on the item making an appropriation of $179,000, the entire revenue for the past year of the Alaska cable and telegraph lines, to be expended for repairs and ex tensions. The agreement by the conference committee of the two houses upon the army appropriation bill to accept the amendment of Senator Piles to set aside $179,000, the receipts last year of the Alaska cable and telegraph lines, to be used for repairs and extensions, practically insures extdnsions of the cable this year. The use to which the money shall be put is left to the discre tion of the secretary of war. Ketchikan and Wrangell are work ing for an extension of the cable to those towns and as the sura appro priated is not sufficient to extend from Seward to Dutch Haabor, a line which is in contemplation, the inside passage extension may hav e a chance. On the other hand it is announced that Gen. Allen, the new head of the signal corps, intends to install the duplex system on the cable and that will en tail considerable expense. The amend ment offered by Senator Piles which has been accepted by the conference committee, reads as follows: “Provided, that of the receipts of the Washington-Alaska military cable and telegraph system that have cov ered into the the treasury of the United States, the sum of $179,000 be, and the same is hereby made available for defraying the cost of such exten sions and betterment of the system as may be approved by the secretary of war: the extent of such extensions and the cost thereof to be reported to con gress by the secretary of war.“ Corwin Carries Nome Mail The steamer which sailed from Seat tle for Nome May 10 and is coming up along the coast, carries mail for Nome and Dutch Harbor from all ports of call. Miss Gordon, postmistress of Seward, has received notice of the or der from Seattle. Gov. Hoggatt was sworn in April 30 at Juneau by Judge Gunnison of the Ffrst judicial district. He went im mediately to Sitka. I Tire Chicago Tribune Correspondent Makes Charge Against Senator Bailey and Latter Boils Oyer With Wrath By Cubic to The Daily Gateway. Washington, May IT < >n the Hour of the senate yesterday Senator' Hailey of Texas rose to a question of personal privilege to deny the state ments contained in a dispatch to tie* Chicago Tribune from its Washington correspondent charging him with re sponsibility for the disagreement be tween the president and Senator Till man over the amendments to the rail road rate bill. Bailey denounced the dispatch as a deliberate, malicious lie which was sent by a correspondent who is very close to the White House, Bailey's language was heated. Be declared the correspondent to he an unqualified liar and said the same term described the man who gave the cor respondent the information, no mat ter how high the ollice lie might hold. Bailea’s statement created a sensation and for a short time there was almost1 an uproar in the senate. Says Chandler (iave it Washington, I). C. May 1” Ray*, mond Patterson, the correspondent; who sent the story to the Chicago | Tribune concerning Hailey which led to the senator's denunciation of him self and the president as liars, last ; night wired to his paper that he ; obtained the data upon which he based the dispatch from a signed statement by Ex-Senator Chandler, who informed the administration that Tillman sus pected the loyalty of Hailey to the rate bill and that he feared Bailey was playing with Aldrich, the leader of the railroad senators, while pretend ing to support the president. Chandler Stands Pat By Cable to Tbe Dally Gateway. Washington, D. O. May 17—Sena tor Tillman received a letter to day from William E. Chandler in which the ex-senator reaffirms the charge he made that the president in conversation with him had accused Knox, Spooner and Foraker of being attorneys for the railroads in the sen ate. Chandler writes that he cannot call the president a liar but that the facts are as stated and as the state ment stands in the debates reported by the Congressional Record. Did Not Touch Bailey Washington, D. C., May 18—Senator Bailey was allowed to read the note left at the WThite House by William E. Chandler. It does not implicate him but refers to other senators who are charged with trying to stir up a row with the president in order to divide the forces supporting railroad legislation. Bailey demands that the president discharge the White House employes who gave the Chicago Tribune corre spondent the story that the note made charges against the Texas senator. He says if the president does not do this it will show that Koosoveu had |>; vious knowledge of the fact that tl information was j>ivon out. Bail* also assorts that the president had n ritrht to assail him on tiie evident* * (.'handler, whom the president himst denounces as a false witness. The pi’esident refuses to lak* :n further cognizance of ttio incident. Tillman Roars at Roosevelt Washington. I). May 14 Sern tor Tillman went on a rampage aga on the lloor of the senate Saturday afternoon in a speech on the rail rout, rale hill. He made another violet, attack upon the president, charging him with Irad faith in handling ra' legislation. Tillman -.aid he had l»*•* • informed by Ex-Senator Chandlei Now Hainj»hire that the pre-idem had characterized Senators Spooner Foraker and Knox as Senatorial iaw vers representing the railroad con panics and said that tie had lost eon iidcncc in them. Tillman asserted that the preside! ■ had acted treacherously with tun Senator Hailey. Attorney-! Jenera Moody anil Ex-Senator Chandler. Senator Lodge replied lor the prc> dent, and said that the alleged state ment of Chandler, quoted by Tillman, was a deliberate and unqualified false hood: that the president had never mentioned the names referred to in any conversation with Chandler. After the session Chandler said it was late in life for him to be charged with wilful falsehood by a president of the United States; that no president had ever done so before. Tillman made no answer to Lodge except to say that he would have something fur- i ther on the subject within a few daj President Makes Answer Washington, I). C., May 15 Preii dent Roosevelt issued a personal state ment yesterday evening in answer to Senator Tillman’s attack upon him in the senate. He denies the statement* accredited to him as made to Kx-Sen» tor Chandler. The president says: “In my conversation with Mr. Chan dler there was nothing said which left an opportunity for honest rnisconcep | tion concerning my attitude on rail | road rate legislation.” The president says he is convinced j that it is impossible that members of the senate should consent to the em ployment of Chandler as Tillman’s in termediary between himself and the South Carolina senator, who has charge of the rate bill in the senate. The president has referred all senator* who have come to him to confer on the subjet, to Senator Allison. The president says he was satisfied with the Hepburn bill as it passed th*^ house and is also satisfied with th*: Long and Spooner amendments in the senate, as he believed they do not im pair the efficiency of the law. SAILS WITH BIG PASSENGER LIST - ] Santa Ana Starts Northward Car rying 150 persons for Southern Alaska. By Cable to Tbe Dally Gateway. Seattle, May 17—Steamer Santa Ana sailed for Seward by way of the inside passage last night with 150 passengers, of whom seventy are laborers for the Alaska Central. The party of scien tists under the direction of F. A. Cook is on board. Also Capt. William Armstrong, a prominent mining oper ator of Kenai peninsula, formerly of Nome. The Cook party are going north principally to attempt to climb to the top of Mt. McKinley. They will make the journey to the interior from Sew ard by easy stages, incidentally mak ing scientific investigations, and will probably not begin the ascent of the mountain until July. GEORGE ADAMS FIGHTS GOVERNMENT ON $150,000 By Cable to The Daily Gateway. Seattle, May 17—George E. Adams, the embezzling cashier of the Seattle assay office, tiled an answer today in the suit brought by the government to recover property of Adams valued at $150,000 to apply on his embezzlement. He denies embezzlement and any and all loss to the government by reason of any act of his. He also pleads the statute of limitations. Oxerrules Adams’ Demurrer Seattle, May 14—In the U. S. dis trict court today Judge Hanford over ruled the demurrer of George K. Adams to the indictment charging him with embezzlement of gold dust entrus ted to him in the Seattle assay office. The demurrer was based upon the point that the gold taken was not des cribed with sufficient particularity. Adams Pleads Not Guilty Seattle, May 16—George E. Adams, the embezzling cashier of the Seattle assay office, was arraigned today aDd pleaded not guilty to the indictment, against him. In electricity a watt is one ampere flowing at a pressure of one volt.