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VOL. IV, SEWARD, ALASKA, SATURDAY JUNE 27. 1908. XO. 40 NARROW ESCAPE FOR TAFT PARTY Piston on Engine Breaks and the Passengers Are Tumbled About in the Coaches. > By Cable to The Dally Gateway. Dennison, Ohio, June 22. The Pa ft party had a narrow escape late last night from an accident that happened to the train upon which the party was traveling eastward. The train was running at the rate of fifty miles an hour when the piston rod of the en gine hauling the train suddenly broke. The block system brought the train to stop. The passengers were badly shaken up and thrown about in the coaches. Taft In New Haven By Cable to The Dally Gateway. New Haven, Conn., June 23—Wil- j liaiu II. Taft reached New Haven last night, loan interview with the re publican nominee for president the j statement was given out that Taft would continue the policies of Presi dent Roosevelt and administer the af fairs of government along the same lines that have been followed during the present administration. Roosevelt will join Taft at New j Haven and be a witness of the \ ale and Harvard boat races on Thursday. Sees Ball Game By Cable to Tee Dally Gateway. New Haven, June 24—William H. Taft is taking in the college sports as well as the more serious parts of the commencement exercises. Yes terday he watched the match ball game played by the Yale and Harvard teams, and thoroughly enjoyed the sport. The score stood three to noth ing in favor of Yale. Gets Ready for Campaign* Work «|y Cable to The Dally Gateway. New York. June 27—William H. Taft arrived here last night from New Haven, Conn. He expresses himself as having thoroughly enjoyed the com mencement exercises and the college sports of his alma mater. He now quits recreation and pleasures, puts on | the political harness and enters into I the plans for the political campaign. Taft left this morning in company with Write for Oyster Bay to confer with President Roosevelt. SAYS PLANKS ARE APPROVED Roosevelt and Taft Satisfied With Republican Platform, Ac cording to Ellis. By Cable to Tbe Dally Gateway. Columbus, Ohio, June 24—Both Pres ident Roosevelt and Secretary Taft evidently had a hand in shaping the republican platform for the national convention. Attorney General Ellis, who drafted the platform for the party, says that both Roosevelt and Taft ap proved the planks. Dawson’s Mild Winter The Dominion meteorological ob server at Dawson has prepared an in teresting statement of the temperature at Dawson during the coldest months of the winter just passed. It shows the average temperature for the month of December was 5.20 below zero; the average for January 13.0 below; average for February 9.54 below; average for March .88 below. The mercury did not go below the 20’s below until the last day of De cember, when it touched 41 below. The coldest day of the winter was February 4, when it was 44 below. The days in the 40’s and 30’s below were very few. This was the mildest winter ever recorded in Yukon.—Daw son News. SHERMAN ILL IN HOSPITAL Nominee for Vice-President in Critical Condition and Fam ily Is Summoned. By Cubic to Tbe Dally Gateway. Cleveland, Ohio, June 23—James S. Sherman, republican nominee for vice president, lies in a critical condition in the hospital in this city. His ill ; ness began with a billious attack, and was not considered serious, and Mr. Sherman expected to take the train this afternoon for Utica, N. V. The attack took a serious turn, and a phy sician was summoned from Baltimore. The family was also notified and sura 1 moned, and according to a dispatch | from Utica the members of the family 1 took an early train this morning and are hastening to the bedside of the i siek man. Has Restlesee Night By Cable to The Dally Gateway. Cleveland, Ohio, June 24—The con dition of James S. Sherman, republi can nominee for vice-president, who lies sick here in the hospital, has not materially changed since yesterday. The patient passed a restless night. The doctors are discussing the advisi bility of an operation, but are still in hopes that it will not be necessary. HARVARD WINS IN BOATRACE _ Course Pulled to a Finish Amid Din of Morns and Whistles With Yale in Rear. _ By Cable to The Dally Gateway. New London, Conn., June 2G—The boatrace between the Harvard and Vale crews was finished last night. Amid the din of whistles and horns the Harvard ’Varsity eight shot their boat over the finish of the course winning | from Vale which was crippled and left ■ far behind with seven men at the oars, ! Griswold’s stroke being very weak j from the efforts put forth in the first , two miles. To Get Gold From Glacier Valdez is about to take unto itsel the glories of a gold mining headquar i ters. True, there i> not much excite ment attached to the newly acquired I honor and it will not be until along in November that announcement will be 1 made of the result of operations, but all that to the contrary gold mining is to begin and a company for the pur ! pose has been organized. The plan, which is a child of the brains of President Brown and Sec retary-treasurer Grigsdy, is to con struct a tlume, three feet wide, three feet deep and fifty feet long and to build therein riflles in which will be placed quicksilver, the whole to be placed where the waters of the glacier will llow through it and deposit their golden burden, which will follow the i dictates of affinity and amalgamate j with.tee quicksilver. The rest will be ! easy. It is known that the glacier waters carry gold in small quantities and if the scheme proves a success it will be worked on a larger scale —Valdez Prospector. Cleans up $200,000 Fairbanks—The steamer White Seal returned from Tenderfoot with $200,000. as a result of the first cleanups of the winter dumps on Banner and Tender foot creeks. The laymen are well pleased with the result of their win ter’s work, for the dirt washed up bet ter than it prospected. Reports coming in from other distant streams indicate that the cleanup will be up to expectations. CLEVELAND DEAD AT PRINCETON Fx-President Passes Away at His Home Surrounded by Fam ily and Friends. ay Cable to The Dally Gateway. New York, June 24—Ex-President Grover Cleveland died at his home in Princeton at 8:40 o’clock this morning. The cause of his death was the illness from which he had been suffering all winter. The disease took a sudden chango for the worse soon after mid night. His family and friends were at his bedside. No Eulogies at Funeral By Cable to The Dally Gateway. Princeton, N. J., June 26—At 5 o’clock this afternoon thero will be held simple funeral services over the re mains of the late Grover Cleveland which will be laid to rest without pomp. United States troops will guard the route to the tomb, and there will be a military escort. All eulogies are rejected by the widow. FOUND GUILTY BY THE JURY I Walter Barnett of California Safe Deposit Company Adjudged an Embezzler. By Cable to Tbo San Francisco, June 23—Walter Bar nett, former vice-president of the California Safe Deposit Company, who has been on trial for embezzlement in connection with the securities of the Collen estate, has been found guilty by the jury. The verdict was returned in less than fifty minutes after the case was given to the jury. Bryan Is After Them By Cable to Tbo Dally Gateway. Lincoln, Neb. June 22—William J. Bryan attacks the republican platform and declares that the injunction plank is bunko pure and simple, and he warns the wage earners to be on their guard against being taken in. Railroad Work Resumed The Copper River & Northwestern railway, the Guggenheim Alaska road, has resumed operations on the Katalla branch, extending from tide water at Katalla to the coal fields, about twenty-live miles. Operations on this section of the Guggenheim road were suspended last fall pending the settlement of the rights of coal land locators in Alaska by congress. The Guggenheim and Morgan inter ests have taken about 2,800 acres of coal lands near Katalla and the con struction of the Katalla branch is in tended to open these fields. As soon as word was received that the Alaska coal bill had been passed by congress and signed by the presi dent, M. J. Heney, who has the con tract for the construction of the Cop per River & Northwestern, was ad vised to resume operations on the Ka talla division and the camps that were abandoned last fall are being reopend as rapidly as possible. About ten camps will be opened by July 1, ac cording to the latest advices received from the north. In the meantime the construction is being rushed on the Cor dova division which is being constrcted to the Bonanza copper mine. Duplex System The Valdez-Sitka cable has just been fitted up with the duplex system. This system has been in operation be tween Sitka and Seattle for the past year. The Cordova line will soon be cut in, and with the wireless stations to de erected in the territory this sum mer the telegraph service for Alaska will be much improved. CZAR ISSUES PROCLAMATION Autocrat of Russia Expels Wo Men From Universities for Inciting Revolution. By Cable to The Dally Gateway St. Petersburg, June 22—Tlio czar of Russia lias issued a proclamation that all women students be expelled from the universities of his realm, lu the universities have arisen many rev olutionary movements, and it is claim ed that the women students have been the instigators and leaders in these revolutionary plots. To break up these schemes the czar has issued the proclamation. -- TERRIFIC HEAT IN CHICAGO — Wave of Hot Air Yesterday Caused Dozens of Prostrations and Two Deaths. By Cable to Tbe Dally Gateway. Chicago, Juno 22—The people of Chi cago suffered intensel> from the terrific heat that prevaled throughout the city yesterday. The heat wave rolled over the city at an early hour in the morn ing and before noon the suffering was wide spread. There were two deaths reported and dozens of prostrations from the heat. New York is Hot By Cable to T ie Dally Gateway. New York, June, 22—The heat was something intense in the city yester day. Many were prostrated from the effects of it, and not fewer than eight deaths are reported from sunstroke. Heat Continues By Cable to Tbe Dally Gateway. Chicago, Juno 23—The excessive heat continues. Eight are dead and scores are prostrated with the heat. Alaska Coal Deposit Washington—That the deposits of coal in the Bering river region of Alaska is of the utmost importance to the navy is the report of the govern ment geological department. Accord ing to the report the deposit consists of the finest kind of fuel and is located as to make transportation to naval sta tions on the Pacific coast an easy mat ter. The report states that the deposit shows forty-seven square miles so located as to he easily workable. Death May Result From the last reports concerning Mary Palmer of Cook inlet, who met with an accident when alighting from a street car in Seattle, it is probable that she will die from the result of the 1 injury sustained by the fall. The Seat tle Times under date of June 10 states | that the girl went to the theatre, and later called at the Palace Hotel to visit her stepfather, G. W. Palmer, who was staying there. At the conclusion of the visit she boarded a Queen Anne car and started i home. When the car arrived at the top of Queen Anno hill she alighted, doing so while the car was still in motion. She fell, striking the back of her head on the pavement. She sus tained a fractured skull and was badly bruised._ Fire Does Damage Tacoma—Fire at the Tacoma smelter recently destroyed property valued at $5,000. It broke out in the copper plant. The smelter fire de partment and Ruston united in fight ing it and prompt work alone saved hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of property. The roof of the copper plant and much of the woodwork of the building were burned. NEW RECEIVER INTERVIEWED Rogers Questioned on Steamer at Juneau Says He Believes Road to Be Built. Special from Juneau—The receiver ship of the Alaska Central railroad has been placed in the hands of J. H. Rog ers by Judge Reid, thus relieving Com missioner Goodwin of that arduous task. When questioned concerning the matter. Mr. Rogers stated that from what he knew personally, and also from the papers placed before him that it would not be long before the work of continuing the road to its ultimate destination was accomplished. Anent the Alaska Central Snow & Watson, a Spokane railroad contracting firm, are willing to pro ceed with construction work on the Alaska Central if they ate pledged the support of the railroad. It is declared if Judge Reid names two receivers and certificates are issued to cover con struction costs, the contractors will immediately resume work. Fifty-three miles of work have al ready been constructed and the grade is practically completed to Mile 09. There are enough steel rails on the ground to lay seventy-eight miles of track and the railroad contractors be lieve if they are authorized to begin immediately seventy-five miles can be completed by fall. With the completion of seventy-five miles of track the Alaska Central will be within easy striking distance of the big coal fields the road is anxious to reach immediately. There is consid erable heavy work between mile posts 75 and 105, but beyond the 105th mile construction either to the coal fields or into Fairbanks is simple. In the thirty miles that the contractors ex pect to have ahead of them this fall before reaching level ground and easy work there are but two big rock cuts. In one of these 24,000 yards must be removed and in the second a cut of 16, 000 yards is necessary. The rest of the work is a side cut, comparatively easy. Those interested in the Alaska Central belie/e by the construction of the road to mile 105 the Fairbanks, Susitna and other traffic will be di verted to their line.—Seattle Times. GIVES SPECIAL RATE TO VALDEZ | Steamship Co. Puts Conditional Fare $5 and Thinks Pennsyl vania Can Make It. By Cable to The Dally Gateway. Vaidez, June 27—Word has been re ceived from the Alaska Steamship Company relative to rates from Seward for those wishing to attend the ball game to be played here July 4. I he company will grant a $5 rate from Seward providing there are forty pas sengers from that place. The Penn sylvania goes to Seldovia from Seward, but the agent thinks she will be able to return to Valdez by noon on July 4. An effort will be made to have the captain push the boat through. Val dez will keep Seward posted in re gard to the arrival of the boat. To Be Well Entertained By Cable to Tho Dally Gateway. Valdez, June 26-Valdez is making big preparations for entertaining the Seward baseball team July 4. Hotel Valdez offers free rooms and bath. The local team will give a big dinner after the game. Steamer Elsie offers a flat rate of $5 from Seward if forty passengers are guaranteed. A cable message was sent to the Alaska Steam ship Company regarding rates on the Pennsylvania, but no answer has yet been received. The Valdez team says it will play a return game.