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- " ~ “““ " SEWARD, ALASKA, SATURDAY, JULY K5, 1007 irm ill VO. IS ___ SAYS JAPAN IS~' PLOTTING WAR Secret Ajent Claimed to Have Made That Report to Ameri can Government. STORY CONSIDERED OFFICIAL Statement Creates General Surprise in Vie* of Persistent Denials of Diplomats. By Cafcla to The Dally Gateway. Washington, D. C„ July 9 — An-j nouneenient considered to be official was made today that a secret agent m Japan has informed the American government that Japan is secretly preparing for war in spite of the per sistent denials of the fact. The statement comes like a thunder clap in view of recent developments! and ♦h,% representations of Japanese diplomacy that the differences of the, two countries are regarded as trivial. by the Japanese government. Dewey Talks About Navy Utica. N. V., July 9 Admiral Dewey ! says the preparations now being made to strengthen the navy are r.ot for war purposes but simply to demonstrate the superiority of the United States over other nations in military prowess. Brownson Vi sits Roosevelt Oyster Bay, July 9-Rear Admiral Brownson visited President Roosevelt today. It is understood that the s 1»-; jeet of discussion was the possibility of war with Japan. \ amomoto For Peace New York, July 10—Admiral Yamo* moto, Japanese rainisterof marine dur ing the Russo-Japanese war, arrived. here from Europe today. To reporters i who sought interviews he said that he j and his government want peace with j (Continued on page 4) SOLDIER KILLED BY EXPLOSION One Dead and Two Injured by Premature Discharge at Fort Worden. By Cable to The Dally Gateway. Fort Worden, Wash., July 12 One1 man was killed and two were injured! by the premature explosion of a five pound charge in a rapid tire gun yes terday afternoon. A salute was being tired in honor of Gov. Mead. builds ingenious boats TO RUN ON YUKON RIVER Two novel Mats are to be launched in Dawson >oon. William J. Chance is building them. <>ne is a mammoth! poling boat, which will be used in carrying supplies up the Fortymile river to Chicken creek, and the other is a steam catamaran. The poling boat is a trim round bot tomed craft. with sturgeon nose and, canoe stern. It will ha\e a caitying capacity of ten and one-half tons, and can be handled by three men. Possibly twin screws and power will be put in the craft later. For thirty miles along the Fortymile a tow can be taken from the shore. The catamaran which Mr. Chance! is building is a novelty and perhaps will mean a revolution in certain lines of steamboating, The catamaran j is a craft with two hulls. The hulls are set parallel, with a space of sev eral feet between them. The shaft carrying the wheel will work between j the hulls. Mr. Chance claims that this will be an advantage in several ways, one of which will be impossibility to overturn the craft, and another of nav igating with light craft when carrying a comparatively heavy load. A twen ty. horse power engine is comiDg for the catamaran. The initial catamaran will be sixty feet long, and will carry ien tons of freight on a one-foot draft. Mr. Chance says the catamaran should be able to ascend very low streams. — Dawson News. The Nome News booms a strike at Solomon which embraces 14 pans. FINOS COPPER f EAST OF RAY William Redmond Makes Dlscov- ! ery of What Appears to be High Grade Ledge. Fragments of copper ore picked up by William Redmond across the hay this week indicate the existence of a vein of copper of indefinite value and probable of high grade. Mr. Redmond ! brings over specimens of two kinds, one of which he calls copper bromide, as it is often known among miners, and as azurite in the glossaries: the other a copper oxide, which would pass fori silver oxide but for its green copper |i stains. So closely does it resemble j silver oxide that Redmond thought it| contained a large percentage of silver j but an assay showed very little. Roth ' Winds of ore earrv a little gold. The blue carbonate ore is green un- j til exposed to the air, when it turns ( blue. It is very similar to malachite, ( or green carbonate, which retains its' Color. It is a very high grade ore. Mr Redmond is a quartz miner of | wide experience and familiar with all | kinds of mineral. It is his belief that , he has probably struck something ( rich, although he conservatively says , it is only a prospect. , No well defined vein was found but * the ore specimens were found over a width of loose rock averaging tifteen to twenty feet. which was easily traced for 1500 feet. It lies above the property of Burchey and Simon in the i canyon straight east of the Seward i dock and on the slope where the num- , erous speciments of copper float have ' been found that have kept prospectors busy for several years trying to And a ledge. The Redmond discovery has started a squad of prospectors across the bay. Redmond himself returned to Seward last night from a second trip, after locating five claims. ---- ITALIAN KILLS CONTRACTOR Employe Shoots Railroad Man At katalla Because of < Money Troubles. i An Italian railroad contractor run ning a gang at Katalla, was shot by one of his men July 3 and died in two | hours. The name of the murderer j was not learned by the steamer passen- j ger> who bring the >tory. He ran | away from the camp and tried to hide J i but was captured in Live hours. It i^ reported that the victim was: unpopular with his men as they believ ed he was ‘‘holding out” on them and getting money for overcharging them for supplies purchased. He had sev eral disputes with the men The shoot ing was done with a rifle. The fellow employes of the slayer would undoub- j, tedly have helped him to get away if! they could. MUMMY BAY COPPER KEEPS LOOKING BETTER K. K. Gray says development work is j active around Mummy bay, Knight is-, land and work on all the properties is j producing good results. He says there j will Ik? several copper mines there be fore the end of the year. The Prince William Sound Develop ment Company, in which Mr. Gray is interested, is driving a tunnel not far from the water. On this claim a face ha> been stripped forty feet wide and twenty feet high and no walls have I been found. It seems to be simply a huge bed of ore, and while walls must certainly exist somewhere the ore body is'believed to be of enormous width and depth. In this ore body, Mr. Gray says, about three-fourths is ore, waste and gangue matter constituting the re mainder. All the ore is being saved and will be shipped, its value having been shown by repeated assays to be above the average of Prince William sound copper ore. Mr. Gray brought over additional specimens which have been placed in the display window of the Seward Commercial Company. Steamer Elsie returned from Horse shoe bay this forenoon and will sail this evening for the same port with a gen eral cargo. WILL NOT TAKE GOLD BY MAIL jteamship Companies Befuse to Receive $2,000,000 Register ed From Fairbanks. URN IT DOWN AT SKAGWAY iay They Will Give Ip Contracts Rather Than Transport Dust Except by Express. 3y Cable to The Dally Gateway. Skagway, July 8—Two million dol ars in gold dust received by mail from Fairbanks today consigned to Seattle vas refused by the steamship compan y's here. The companies declare that hey would rather forfeit their mail sontracts than carry mail containing fold dust for less than express rates. The gold consignments were made by nail because first-class postage on the netal is lower than the express rate of lie steamship companies. The gold is sent in small registered packages. Hie determination to send gold in hat way was made after an effort to secure a lower express rate had failed. Must Carry Gold Washington, I). C\, July 9— Post naster - General Meyer ruled today hat the steamship companies having \laska mail contracts must carry gold vhen sent through the mails. ELECTBOXTON ACTING MAYOR surprise Caused by Choice of Man Not Considered In San Francisco. 3y Cable to Tbe Dally Gateway. San Francisco, July 10— Supervisor harles Boxton was elected acting nayor last night to succeed Gallagher. Phis action creates general snrprise as Boxton had not been considered a >ossibility. This afternoon Judge Dunne refused he renewed application of Mayor Schmitz for release on bail, directing hat be be confined in jail until his ap peal to the supreme court is perfected. The trial of Louis Glass upon the charge of bribing supervisors began bis morning, the jury having com pleted last night. Admits Receiving $5,000 Bribe San Francisco, July 12—Supervisor Boxton, who has been elected acting mayor of the city, testified today ir the Glass trial that he received a £000 bribe from Glass to vote for a franchise. Lebreton in Place of Schmitz San Francisco, July b—W. J. Lebre on, a prominent banker and philan hropist, has been selected to succeed Mayor Schmitz as soon as the mayor is sentenced. SARATOGA AND BERTHA SAIL FOR SEATTLE The Bertha and Saratoga were ir x>rt together Sunday morning. The Bertha came in about 10 o'clock and he Saratoga alxnit an hour later, she tied up beside the Bertha and went jut first. The Saratoga brought twenty-one passengers and the Bertha eighteen, I'he freight cargoes were of general merchandise. The Saratoga and Bertha came back [rorn Seldovia nearly together, the former at 10 o’clock Monday night, sail ng at 1 a. m. Tuesday and the latter ar riving at 2 and sailing at 4a. m. Tuesday End of Track on Mile 5! The Alaska Central now has full fifty miles of track laid and the track ter minus is a few rods past the fiftieth milepost, at the beginning of the firsl trestle on the loop. This will soon be sompleted and the track carried to the second tunnel, at the end of mile 52, where two Howe trusses are to b€ Duilt, one at each end of the tunnel. GET $100 A DAY TO EACH SHOVEL Seven Miners Sluice 100 Ounces Every Second Shift on Poor Man’s Creek. BEST PRODICER OF DISTRICT Claim the Richest so Far Fouud In Kahiltna Region But Likely to Be Worked Out Soon. Seven men working on Poor Man’s creek are cleaning up 100 ounces every t vo days. This is the latest report from the little bonanza “pup” of the upper Kahiltna. Several men came to Seward yestetday direct from the region and state that the claim the lucky miners are working shows constantly better. Jt is a small creek, however, and miners who have seen it predict that the pay streak on the rich claim will be worked out this season. Miners on some other creeks are getting good pay but nothing else so far this year lias showed up anything like Poor Man’s, except Nugget, per haps, where most of the money came from last year in that district. No .exact returns have come from Nugget, although it is said that Iferndon and Jacobs are doing well there. BIG RECEPTION FOR FAIRBANKS Seattle Spreads Itself to Enter tain Visiting Vice President Of Nation. By Cable to Tbe Dally Gateway. Seattle, July 12—Vice President Fairbanks arrived here this morning and will be given a big reception this afternoon. He will address the Chris tian Endeavor convention this evening. His political friends are making the most of his visit to stimulate his presi dential strength in the northwest. St. Paul was chosen today as the lo cation of the convention of 1909. Whoop It up For Fairbanks Seattle, July 13 — At the Christian Endeavor convention last night, which was addressed by Vice President Fair banks, the favorable mention of his name as a presidential candidate by other speakers was loudly cheered several times. Reception for Fairbanks Seattle, July 11 — A big reception will be given to Vice President Fair banks Saturday night. Secretary Gar field and his party will remain tc take part in it. The Indiana colony here who are trying to capture the Washington delegation for Fairbanks in the next national convention are working to make it a notable affair. Filled With Delegates Seattle, July 10—The Christian En deavor national convention will open tonight with 12,000 delegates in at tendance. The city is elaborately de corated in honor of the event. Secre tary Garfield of the interior depart ment is in attendance and Vice Presi dant Fairbanks will arrive tomorrow, Among Alaska representatives are Edward Marsden and his wife, full blooded Indians from Saxman. THIRTY TRAIN LOADS OF CHRISTIAN ENDEAVORERS Seattle, July 8—Before this evening thirty special trains will arrive carry ing 8000 delegates to the Christiar Endeavor national convention, whicl will open here Wednesday. Clark Re-elected by C. E. Society Seattle, July 11 - • Francis E. Clarli was re-elected president of the nation al society of Christian Endeavor Nearly all the other officers were als< , re-elected. Bishop Innocent of Sitka and twc Russian priests went on the Bertha u visit the Russian churches of South western Alaska. RAILROADMEN FIGHT RATTLE Bruner Crowd at Katalla Loses Disputed Point After Pick Handle Scrap. A bat tie with pick handles and other big and little sticks was fought at Katalla July 2 between the opposing railroad forces at the place where the Copper River & Northwestern proposes to cross the track of the Alaska Pacific Terminal, or Bruner company, over the objection of the latter. The for mer company won the battle and de molished a bunkhouse which stood in its way. Several men were badly beaten, the worst sufferer being Black Sullivan, well known in Seward, who was badly mauled with a pick handle wielded by a brother Hibernian, Mike Sullivan. The two Sullivans led the opposing armies. Different accounts of the battle are givon, some minimizing the scrap while others say that the slugging was something fierce. The Bruner crowd had 150 men while the attacking force was twice as numerous. It was to keep out the other road that the Bruner company recently applied for an injunction, but the application was denied on the hearing by Judge Wick ersham at Juneau. DEFENSE RESTS IN BOISE CASE Closes With Haywood and State Begins Introduction of Re buttal Testimony. — By Cable to The Sally Gateway. Boise, July 13— The defense in the Haywood case rested last night and the prosecution began its rebuttal testi mony this morning. Haywood was the the last witness for the defense and made a complete denial of every part of Orchard’s siory affecting himself. Haywood and Moyer Testify Boise, July 8—Moyer and Haywood will be on the stand in the Haywood trial this afternoon and tomorrow. Depositions for the defense were read this morning in which the defense place great reliance. An effort will be made to take Steve Adams back to Telluride, Colorado to be tried on the charge of murdering Mine Superintendent Martin there. Haywood Loses Some Evidence Boise, Idaho, July 9—Many portions of the San Francisco depositions in be half of the Haywood defense were ruled out today by Judge Wood. This was a great disappointment to the defense, as it thereby lost much testimony intend ed to contradict Orchard’s story, Moyer Denies Orchard Story Boise, July 10—Charles H. Moyer, president of the Western Federation of Miners and one of the men accused of the murder of Steunenberg, was a wit ness in the Haywood trial for the de fense today. He denied Orchard’s story in toto so far as it charged the federation officials with complicity in the crimes which Orchard confessed. He denied that he ever counseled vio lence or wrongdoing of any kind in the contests with mine owners in any state or at any time or for any purpose what ever. The defense has unuertaKen me i task of trying to impeach James Mc Parland the Pinkerton detective, who secured Orchard’s confession and has directed the gathering of evidence for the prosecution. An effort was made yesterday to show that McParland has manufactured testimony in the case. (Continued on page 4) TELLS SEATTLE PEOPLE TO TRY TO BE HONEST Seattle, July 9-Congressman Hum phrey addressed the Commercial Club last night, discussing investigations into Alaska affairs which came under • his observation during his recent trip to the southern coast of the territory. He told his hearers that if Seattle » would retain Alaska trade it must not i try to grab everything and must treat . Alaskans fairly, giving full value in all sales of merchandise. BIG STRIKE IN NOME DISTRICT Pay Streak Fifty - seven Feet Wide Uncovered on Daniels Creek Near Bluff. GRAVEL RUNS 60 CENTS TO PAN Ground Said to be Richest Ever Found on Seward Peninsula and Lies In New Region. By Cable to The Sally Gateway, Nome, July, 13—The richest strike ever made on Seward peninsula was uncovered this week on Daniels creek, near Bluff City. The pay streak is iifty-seven feet wide and runs «»<) cents to the pan so far as tested. Bedrock is sixty-one feet deep. The ground is owned by the Northern Mining Trading Company. The discovery opens a new and large district to placer mining. LOSES LI EE IN CHULITNA RIVER Neil Sample Carried Away by Current When Boat Capsizes With Seven Men. Neil Sample was lost from a capsized boat in the Chulitna river about June 24 and undoubtedly drown ed, as he was not afterward seen by his companions, who had hard work sav in# themselves. Sample was crippled and not strong, his feet having frozen badly last winter. The othersix men managed to get ashore and after walk ing some distance they reached a box canyon where they camped until three other men came along in a boat and picked them up. The boat from which Sample was lost was the second which capsized with the party on their way down. The mishap occurred a short distance above the mouth of the Tokositna. The stream is very swift there and boulders and eddies are numerous. The boatman was unskilled and unable to control the craft in bad places. Names of Men The six men with Sample were Richard Oderkirk, Arthur Baer, Jim McDonald, Al Wolf, W. H. Ladd, and a man whose first name is Walter. Baet is the young man who was strand ed on a rock for several days in the Susitna river last year as the result of a boat capsizing and was compelled to kill and eat part of his dog. which had climbed on the rock with him. before hr* was rescued. Oderkirk and the three men who rescued the stranded party — C. J. Shank, Jack Lavalle and O. B. Hel mer _ came in Sunday over the trail from Sunrise. The remainder of the party were left up on the inlet. They were practically without food for sev eral days. Oderkirk was on an island for five hours before he made his way to the mainland. Bring Out Gold Dust Shank, Lavalle and Helmer are from Cache creek and bring out some dust. Their claims are spotted however, and while they made good wages some days on others they took out very little. Oderkirk is the man who made a re markable qnartz gold discovery on tho Chulitna last year. A sample of oro he brought out then assayed $84 in gold by C. E. Bogardus of Seattle. He says the country is very rich in quartz. Samples which were brought out by him this time look remarkably good to mining men and Harry Ellsworth is making assays. L. V. Hay of Seward, George Palmer and Judge Goodell of Knik, and State Senator Costello of New York are interested in the prop erty with Mr. Oderkirk, having helped to finance his second expedition. FORM HARVESTER TRUST WITH $50,000,000 CAPITAL Chicago, July 10 — Federal investi gation *1 the proposed harvester trust shows that John D. Rockefeller is be hind the project and that $50,000,000 capital is pledged to finance it.