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vol m "0 SEWARD. AI. ASK A. SATI AY. AMMI, (i. I!M>7. _ SAYS ROOSEVELT SOLICITED CASH Harriman Charges Him With Raising Campaign funds on Wall Street in IWI. LLTTLR IN NLW H)RK WORLD President Gives Maonate the lie and Says Me Mrs lonq fvpected Such an Attack. By Cable tj The Dally Gateway. New York, April 2 The World to day prints a letter from K. II- Harri man, in which the railroad magnate charges that President Roosevelt solicited campaign funds in l!H4 and •ecured Wall street is greatly stirred today over the accusation. It is announced from Washington that the president will issue a statement in reply. .Says Harriman Lies Washington, D. t\, April 2 Presi dent Roosevelt gives Harriman the lie concerning the statements in Hard man's letter to the world charging that the president solicited cam paign contributions in ItHH. Le says ho told members of congress many months ago that Harriman and other railroad magnates would probably make such attacks upon him sooner or later. __ Harriman Willing to Quit New York. April t K. H. Harriman i virtually cried "Knough” today in his controversy with President Roosevelt, by saying that he was willing to let the matter drop. Harriman seems to be unable to produce evidence that the president himself solicited campaign contribution'* in Wall street for the republican campaign fund. Roosevelt Utters Defiance Washington, D. 4 .. \pnl •* Presi dent R'Hisevelt this morning said he would drive Harriman and Rockefeller U> cover if they sitould attempt to pro ceed against him upon the theory that he has political aspirations. Unions Denounce Roosevelt. Cleveland. April 4 Labor unions here passed resolutions today de nouncing President Roosevelt for say ing in his controversy with Harriman that the latter is in the same class as Moyer. Haywood and Pettibone. the officials of the Western Federation of Miners accused of the murder of Kx Governor Steunenhcrg in Idaho, im plying that they are lawbreakers and assassins. Labor unions all over the country are much aroused by the lan guage used by the president. STRAIN TOO HARD FOR ROOSEVELT Correspondents Sen I Out Story That President Is Breaking Down Physically. By Cable to The Dally Gateway. Washington, IX t April •> - News paper men are sending out the state ment today that President Roosevelt is breakiug down under the strain of the strenuous 11ft* he has been leading and that he must have absolute rest for a considerable time or he may collapse. Trusts Against Roosevelt Washington. IX t\, April 4 It is stated on good authority that the trusts are organizing to prevent the nomination of President Roosevelt for a third term. A statement was issued this afternoon to the effect that the trusts have already pooled $.'>,000,000 to tight Roosevelt in the coming cam paign. OKLAHOMA REPUBLICAN BY LANDSLIDE MAJORITY By Cable to Tu« Dally Gateway. Guthrie. Okla., April 3 Oklahoma and the Indian territory went republi can in local elections today by u ▼ote which amounted to a landslide. At the election last fall for delegates to the constitutional convention the democrats elected 100 out of 11— STRIKE AVOIDED BY AGREEMENT Railway Trainmen and Managers Arrange Settlement of the Wage Controversy. details not vet given out Labor Commissioner Neill Issues Bulletin Statinq That Peace Terms Have Been Reached. By Cable to The Dally Gateway. tinea go. April \ 1 p. in. There, will be no -trike of the railroad train men. A bulletin just issued bv Com missioner Neill of the federal labor, bureau of the department of commerce j announces that-the controversy is set-: tied by an agreement just reached. It was announced this morning that j Imth -ides were willing to make con-j ces-ions hut it is not known how much of an advance in pay the railroad managers have been willing to con cede. Eastern Train Men Ask Advance Chicago, April t> Employes of east ern railroads to the number of 150,000 will now u-k a wage increase of 10 per cent, as agreed upon in the settlement of the threatened strike of train men on western lines. Hope for Settlement Chicago, April 1 -Ultimate settle ment of the threatened strike of rail wax trainmen is noxv regarded as likely. Martin A. Knapp, chairman of the interstate commerce commission, anti Charles 1’. Neill, commissioner of labor, have been in frequent confer-1 ence with the railroad managers and | leaders of the men and believe that midxlit ground will be reached by inutua! concessions. Railroad Strike Uncertain. Chicago, April 2 General imeer-1 taintv prevails concerning the outcome of the controversy. Commissioners j Knapp and Neill, xvlio are trying to -ecure a compromise between the rail* ^ road managers and the trainmen, are reported to be much discouraged at the outlook. Trainmen Reduce Demand. Chicago, April The railroad train men today reduced their demand for a xvage increase from 12 to 10 per cent in the hope of aiding a settlement of the controversy. SAILORS WANT HIGHER WAGES North Pacific Lighthouse Tenders Put Out of Business by Seamen’s Strike. By Cable 10 Tbe Dally Gateway. Astoria. Ore. April 1 The entire il.-ct of the lighthouse tender district embracing Oregon, Washington and Alaska is out of commission today. Tin -linen are striking for higher wages. Strenuous efforts are in pro gress to till the places of the striking sailors but with jxior success so far. TO WORK ON MILLS CREEK John T. Towers Leases flichaelsen Hydraulic Property. John T. Towers, representing the Boston Exploration Company, lias leased the hydraulic mining property of Robert Michaelsen on Mills creek and will work it with several men this summer. The Michaelsen property has been worked for several years and has yielded $23,000 in gold. It is in the midst of the hydraulic properties which during the past decade have produced hundreds of thousands. Mr. Towers will operate it on a larger >cah> this year and will be assisted by Mr. Michaelsen in the direction of the work. _ _ _ (lets $440 Gold Brick A gold brick which weighs $440 was boiled out today by Harry Mils worth in his assaying and smelting plant fora Kodiak miner. The dust was beach gold. HARRY K. THAW DECLARED SANE Commission Makes Finding That Slayer of V\ hite Is Now Responsible. Dv Cable to The Dally Gateway. New York, April 4 Hurry Thnw is is declared to l>e sunt* by the lunacy j commission in their report which was tiled this afternoon in Justice Kit/.-! gerald’s court. The trial for murder j will now proceed. This i- the anniversary of Thaw s marriage to K.velyn Neshit I haw. They were married in I’ittsburg April 4, loo.',. Nervous Over Thaw Case New York. April 1 The whole city is in a state of nervous expectancy while awaiting the decision of the lunacy commission in the Thaw ease. It is understood that the commission will report late this afternoon. Thaw attorneys are anxious. Jerome Will Not Appeal New York, April *» Jerome will not appeal from the finding of the lunacy commission that Harry Thaw is now sane. No more testimony will he of fered and the arguments .vill begin Monday. Jerome says he will occupy three hours with his opening address to the jury, while Delmas will talk two days for the defense. CLAIMS CZAR WILL ABDICATE Russian Official Says Nicholas Is f nfeebled Mentally and Physically. By Cable to The Dally Gateway. London. April b A high ollieial of; the Kus>ian government is reported; to have announced that Czar Nickolas ha~. become mentally enfeebled as well j as broken in health by the troubles of his reign and that he will resign with in a month. The Grand Duke Michael, younger brother of the czar, it is said, will reign as regent during the minority of the czarevitch, who is | not yet 2 years old. PEACE IN PROSPECT TOR CENTRAL AMERICA By Cable to The Dally Gateway. Washington, D. C., April 6—Repre sentative* of the Central American countries represented at the peace con ference today stated after it adjourned j that a tentative agreement had been reached. A further conference will l*e ! held next Monday. WORKING FOR PUBLIC ROAD TO HOMESTEADS IN VALLEY Several citizens who have been working quietly for several months to get a road to the homesteads up the j valley north of town have settled upon the route, which runs close to the. railroad track, and have a plat showing the farms to be reached. The matter was taken up with Mr. ' Waskey and he urged the people to present it to the Alaska road comm is- , sion, although he said it could hardly I go through t his year, as it will take more money to complete the Sunrise trail than the commission will be able j to apportion to Kenai precinct this , year. _ _ Buys Valuable Fur Stock. H. C. Hibbard Jr., representing the Hibbard-Stewart fur company of Se attle, arrived in Seward last night j from Knik. where he purchased all the furs George Palmer had accumulated during the winter, and it was a large stock. Mr. Hibbard brought with him fourteen black and silver gray fox skins, each worth several hundred dollars. The remainder of his purchase will come around from the inlet by boat when navigation opens. Dora Comes From Westward. Steamer Dora arrived from Unalaska Wednesday night and sailed at 1 a. m. Thursday for Valdez. A new Vault creek strike, running *lf> to $17 to the pan, is announced by the Fairbanks Miner. BUSSE WINS IN CHICAGO: Republican Nominee Llected Over Mayor Dunne by Plurality of 13,000. Cy Cable to Tho Dally Gateway. Chicago, Abril 3 Fred E. Busse, i republican, was elected mayor yester day over Mayor Dunne by 13,000 plurality. The mayor's proposition for immediate municipal ownership of the traction lines was defeated by 38,000 majority. The result is a defeat for William K. Hearst and his political organiza tion, whic h hacked Dunne and the municipal ownership program. It is claimed by Heart's enemies that the result practically eliminates him from! political leadership in Chicago. heavy Vote in Chicago Chicago, April *2 Cool, crisp weath er is bringing out a heavy vote in the city election today. The polls opened at B.o’clock this morning and close at 4 this afternoon. The republicans claim the election of Busse by 40,000 majority and tin* democrats claim 3f>,000 for Mayor Dunne. Busse In a Hurry for Office Chicago, April ti Fred E. Busse, elected mayor last Tuesday, was sworn in today, 't his will make every official act of Mayor Dunne subject to revision. HILL AT LAST QUITS HIS JOB famous Railroad Man Resigns, Presidency of Great Northern in Favor of His Son. By C'.ble to The Dally Gateway. St. Paul. April a Janies J. Hill lias1 actually resigned the presidency of the , Great Northern railway company at last. The announcement was made to day t hat his son Louis W. Hill suc ceeds him. F. II. McGuigan become tirst vice president in place of L. W. Hill. There will be no change of policy in the management of the road. GREAT NORTHERN FINEO FOR GRANTING REBATES By CabU to The Daily Gateway. St. Paul, April 6—A jury after half an hour’s deliberation found the Great Northern Railway company guilty of granting rebates to grain shippers. The court lined the company $1000 on each of fifteen counts. STATION MEN TO BEGIN WORK ON TURNAGAIN ARM Within a few days station men will begin rock work on thoTurnagain arm | grade of the railroad. A small num-1 her of men have been working on 07 j all winter. Beyond that comes the | 0000-foot trestle, and beyond the trestle, on mile ON, is the beginning of; rock work which stretches almost eon-1 tinuously to mile 103, with occasional breaks made by creek valleys. One of these is on mile 73, where the town of Girdwood is located. A. L. Snow, of Watson & Snow, the railroad contractors, went out with the station men to look over the ground, and will probably let several station contracts before he returns. All the rock work from 08 to 73 will be let to station men soon. Will Finish Big Trestle Soon. Forty men are now engaged on the big trestle just beyond the first tunnel, on mile 40 and they will finish it with in ten days. The last half of it was decked last fall from the farther end. The work now is being done from the track end, the timber being pushed on the cars to the end of the track. Railroad Raises Wages. The pay of laborers on the Alaska Central was raised this week to $3.23 a day. A year ago they were getting $2.75 but last fall the rate was raised to $3 a day. The dredgers on Seward peninsula last season brought forth immense profits to the operators. The Three Friends Mining Company paid a divi dend of $270,000 on its capital stock of | $300,000. SKAGWAY BEATS RAILROAD SLATE Defeats White Pass Ticket for First Time in Election of Town Officers. — VOTES TO TAKE LID OFF CITY Juneau Also Chooses Council Com mitted to Wide Open Policy in Municipal Rule. By Cable to The Dally Gateway. Skagway, April 3 The White Pass! railway company’s ticket was defeated j in the city election yesterday, for the lirst time in the history of the town. | The lalior candidates for the council j were elected on a wide open towni platform. In Juneau also the open town ticket was elected. The railroad company’s city adminis tration has been trying to keep the lid on Skagway and the policy has been disapproved by business men generally as well as the labor classes. l^bor Ticket Beaten In Nome Nome, April 4—The labor ticket was snowed under in the city election and the People’s ticket headed by George Baldwin for mayor was elected. It was supported by the business men. The result in expected to make Nome an open town again. Lift Lid From Ketchikan Ketchikan, April 4 -The wide open town ticket won in the election and tiie lid will go off at once. To Regulate Vice Juneau, April <» The new city coun cil, with C. L. Forrest as mayor will immediately begin a movement to se cure uniform ordinances in all Alaska cities for the regulation of liquor -fil ing and the social evil. TWELVE DROWN IN BOAT WRECK Ferry and Tug Collide in Blinding Snowstorm in North River, New York. By Cable to The Dally Gateway. New York, April 1—Twelve persons were drowned as a result of a collision in North river in ablindinir snowstorm early this morning between the ferry Mu scone tong and the tug Daly. A large number were on the ferry boat hut small boats picked most of them out of the water. HYDRAUDIC WORK AT HOPE. Well-known Mining Companies Will Operate All Summer. Special to The Daily Gateway. Sunrise, April - The Bear Creek Hydraulic Mining Company and Pal mer Creek Mining Company expect to operate their hydraulics the coming summer near Hope, and the Alaska Mining and and Development Cotn panr intends to install a Keystone drill on its property. John Kenner has gone up to his ground on Mills creek to help his part ner. L. Lauritsen whip-saw lumber for boxes. They expect to do very well this coming summer as teey will begin work on bedrock. Slim Supper For Small Boys. Two Seward boys, aged and 6 years respectively, heard that the Lord s supper would be a feature of the Mas ter services at the Methodist church. That looked good to them and without notifying their parents they quietly went to church on their own account ! but were greatly disappointed when l they saw no banquet table, free for j aU. The Whitehorse Star says people are staking the whole region surrounding | that town under a general suspicion that it may contain mineral. it is reported that Charles 1). Lane has taken a $1,000,000 bond on the de GrotT gold claims on Chicagof island. TREADWELL MEN GO ON STRIKE Light Hundred Out This Morning and Holding Meeting This Afternoon. TROOPS SENT TO KEEP ORDER Strike Caused by Demand for Higher Wages and l ight-hour Day and likely to Continue. By Cable to Tne Dally Gateway, Juneau, April 1 Fight hundred miners in the Treadwell mint; struck this morning. Officials of the mint* called for I’nitcd States troops to guard the property and one company was sent over from Fort Seward. Everything is peaceful >o far. The miners are holding a meeting 'hi afternoon. No Disorder at Treadwell Juneau, April 2—No disorder pre vails around the Treadwell mines. They are in charge of troops, but tin* miners do not go near them. Superintendent Kinzie refuses to hold a conference with tin* men. It is elaitued that he fears an announce ment thut the miners have been unionized. The strike is to obtain larger pay and an eight-hour day. The men were paid off last night, and no present effort will be made to re sume operation. To Keep out Strike Breakers Juneau, April <> The Treadwell striking miners will send a delegat to Seattle to prevent strike breakers from coining north, as far a> possible. TO WIPE OUT REINDEER ROW Assistant Commissioner of tduca* tion to Be Sent to Alaska to Take Charge. By Cable to Tbe Dally Gateway. Washington, I). C., April •*—Decis ive steps will be taken to wipe out the reindeer scandal in Alaska this year, i Harlan UpdegratT of Iowa was appoint ed today to be assistant commissioner of education in the department of the interior and will be sent to Alaska to investigate the reindeer service there. He will spend half of each year in Alaska and virtually supplants Sheldon Jackson. PRISON SUPERINTENDENT KILLS GIRL AND HIMSELF By Cable to The Dally Gateway. Portland, April l Roscoe Jameson | superintendent of tin* Oregon state I penitentiary at Salem, killed his sweet heart, Grace Disney, and then com mitted suicide last night in this city, j Jealousy is the cause of the crime. To Open Knight Island Copper Vein j To run a tunnel on a copper vein at Snug Harbor, on the eastern side ot Knight island, on property taken over | by himself and Frank E. Youngs, James O’Reilly and three miners em barked this morning on tin* good ship 1 Bina, with (’apt. Schefller on the | bridge. The part y lias a large out lit and will do extensive development j work on the property, which has an excellent surface showing. Ore Freighters for Alaska ! The steamer Iroquois, which recently arrived in Seattle from the Atlantic side, is a big freighter from the great I lakes, built for carrying ore. It and I the Chippewa, a similar vessel, both : built for carrying copper ore, were bought by the Alaska Steamship Com pany to carry ore from Alaska, in the •belief that the copper output of the * territory will soon keep them busy. Wedded at Knik. | special to Tlio Daily Gateway. Knik, March 27 Mr* John Hedberg I was married to Miss Dot-Na-Naw, a Talkeenta belle, a few days ago. Judge Goodell officiated and Mayor Sam acted as best man. Mr. and Mrs. Hed berg will reside on Graveyard Hill.