Sewar > Weekly Gateway
- " ~ “““ " SEWARD, ALASKA, SATURDAY, JULY K5, 1007
irm ill VO. IS ___
SAYS JAPAN IS~'
Secret Ajent Claimed to Have
Made That Report to Ameri
STORY CONSIDERED OFFICIAL
Statement Creates General Surprise
in Vie* of Persistent Denials
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
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One Dead and Two Injured by
Premature Discharge at
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 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. —
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.
Employe Shoots Railroad Man
At katalla Because of <
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!
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
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.
surprise Caused by Choice of
Man Not Considered In
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
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
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
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
The Saratoga brought twenty-one
passengers and the Bertha eighteen,
I'he freight cargoes were of general
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
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.
Seattle Spreads Itself to Enter
tain Visiting Vice President
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
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
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<
Bishop Innocent of Sitka and twc
Russian priests went on the Bertha u
visit the Russian churches of South
Bruner Crowd at Katalla Loses
Disputed Point After Pick
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
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.
IN BOISE CASE
Closes With Haywood and State
Begins Introduction of Re
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
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
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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
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
LOSES LI EE IN
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
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.
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