Valdez, Alaska, Tuesday, April 6, 1909
CORDOVA ROAD IS
SPARRING FOR TIME
Line , to Interior, It Is Said,
Will Not Be Built in Any
Cordova sends the news in a pri
vate letter that the time for complet
ing the dbpper River railroad to the
Bonanza mine has been extended and
that in consequence no work will be
done this year on the Chitina branch.'
This was a line thirty miles long pro
jected to enable the railroad company
to get ore out to the river by the
time stipulated with the Kennecott
Mines Company—January 1, 1911.
The writer states that it is now
well understood that this time was
extended recently, though for how
long is not definitely known. The
extension, however, is sufficient to
enable the railroad to build with less
haste and the Katalla Company Will
probably take all the time it can get.
AtASKA WOMAN SEEKS
WIFE OF JAPANESE
Seattle, Apr. 6—Mrs. Charles Emery
of Wrangell is in this city in search
<of her sister-in-law, who is now the
wife of a Japanese named Aoki. It
is believed that the girl and her hus
band are located in the Japanese
quarter-of this city.
As Helen Emery, Mrs. Aoki, was a
prominent society girl of San Fran
cisco. Her recent marriage to Aoki
caused much comment in the Califor
nia metropolis, and shortly afterward
she and her husband left that city,
presumably for Seattle enroute to
Steamship Portland Is On Way
Seattle, Apr. 0—Steamship Port
land of the Alaska Coast Company's
fleet departed for Valdez and western
Alaska ports last night. As a part of
her cargo she has a large consignment
of timber to be used in the construc
tion of a warehouse for the Alaska
Commercial Company at Port Gra
ham. S. A. Hemple of Valdez is on
Taft Wants Traveling Money
Washingtoe, Apr. 6—Senator Jones
of Washington 'this morning intro
duced a bill providing for a special
appropriation of $25,000 to defray the
expenses of President Taft on his trip
through the Northwest and Alaska.
Indiana Is Total Loss
San Diego, Apr. 0—Word has been
received here that the steamship In
diana, wrecked yesterday in Magda
lena bay, is a total wreck and is rap
idly breaking up.
Ohio; sailed for Valdoz April I.
Portland: Balled for Valdez April fl.
Northwestern; Hails from Seattle April 8.
Hertha; sailed for Seattle April 4.
Pennsylvania; sailed for Seattle April o.
Schottischc Will Be Taught
At the dancing school class to be held tomor
row night In McKinley Hall at 8 o'cloe* the
.Pupils will ho taught tne sehottlscho.
If you arc an epicure ask for Kainlor.
Yakshaw stoves for salo by T, E. Dougherty.
Knight Island Copper Man Is
Now Interested in Gold
Harry Ellsworth, a mining engineer
of Seward, and Julius Singer of Val
dez last night closed a deal by' the
terms of which eight gold placer
claims situated in the Sunrise district,
at the junction of Canyon creek and
Six-mile, are taken over. It is the
intention to immediately begin oper
ations with machinery, and his new
deal may necessitate Mr. Singer mak
ing a trip east.
jyli\ Jbilisworth says that in his opin
ion there is no question as to the val
ue of the property. Ben Carella, who
has property adjoining, has taken
from bed rock pans running from 50
to 75 cents.
Speaking of conditions generally so
far as mining to the westward is con
cerned, Mr. Ellsworth expresses the
opinion that the country is destined
to become one of the greatest dis
tricts both for quartz and for placer,
in Alaska. The latest strike is in
Moose pass, twelve miles from Mile
29 on the Alaska Central and quite a
number of men have gone into the
district, which contains placer gold
and free milling quartz. Recent
strikes have been made on Indian
•creek. In Moose creek Kilpatrick,
Larensen andTatten are the big oper
ators. A warehouse and a roadhouse
are being constructed at Mile 29 and
plans are well under way toward
starting a big camp.
In the Cache creek district the
Cache Creek Gold Mining Company
is progressing what Mr. Ellsworth de
clares is the most valuable develop
ment work ever undertaken in that
part of the country. Under the di
rection of Manager Eberhart a trail
is being constructed from Lake creek
to the Cache creek diggings. This
will be a summer as well as a winter
trail and will be of benefit to every
body, although the'company is stand
ing all the expense. A ferry will be
established across the Kahiltna, here
tofore one of the greatest obstructions
to travel into the district. Manager
Eberhart with fifty men went into the
diggings two weeks ago.
Stetson creek, is another promising
locality according to Mr. Ellsworth,
and he says that at Hope the Mathe
woii brother have closed a deal by the
terms of which their property will be
worked with a steam shovel.
Mr. Ellsworth will return to How
ard on the Ohio.
George Baldwin, George M. Estor
ly and Frank Kornan inserted them
selves into mushing clothes thin morn
ing and sailed for the inside, accom
panied by two packers and a cook.
T. W. Hawkins of Howard came
over on the Pennsylvania to see what
is going on.
BIk picture show Friday nltfht. Latest
scenoH, varied in character, will bo thrown up*
on the canvas.
75 cents hardwood kco polos for sale at the
Construction Co.. 75 cents.
See German the Dentist—Over Owl Dru#
Htore- Examination free,
Furnished house for rent. Complete—4 rooms
Next to Valdez Hospital, apply In Hospital.
UTILE SUSITNA TO
HAVE STAMP MILL
Gold Bullion Mining Com
pany Arranges to Begin
Seattle, April 6—William Bartholf
sailed last night on the Portland with
a stamp mill which he will install on
the Little Susitna river for the Gold
Bullion Mining Company. A small
prospector's mill of two stamps was
installed last year and cleaned lip
$10,000 from the dump which had been
taken out by development work for a
year previously. The ore is high
grade and a large deposit has been
This property was located three
veara ago by Bartholf. He and his
brother Eugene Bartholf developed
the lodge and interested outside capi
tal. The mine will be worked on a
large scale hereafter, as the men be
hind the Bartholfs are able to go as
far as they please.
A three stamp mill was taken in
last year by Coy and Thomas of Se
attle and placed on property near
that of the Bartholfs. Other claims
are being developed and it is believed
by mining men interested there that
the Ldttle Susitna district will be a
great camp. The Little Susitna flows
into !£tnk arm a short distance from
the big Susitna.
FRAME SELLS INTEREST
| IN CORDOVA ALASKAN
| John Frame has sold his half inter
est in the Cordova Alaskan to the
other stockholders, who are men con
nected with the railroad and town
site company, and will engage in
other business in Cordova. . He was
in Valdez yesterday, a passenger on
the Pennsylvania for Seattle, but will
return to Cordova before the end of
Temporarily Robert J. Boryer, lo
cal attorney for the railroad, is act
ing as editor of the Alaskan until
another man can be secured for the
Singer Buys Copper Property
Julius Binger yesterday afternoon
bought a half interest in the copper
property on Fidalgo bay discovered
by Jack Whalen, Patsy Hogan and
Gus Nelson. Binger will drive a 300
foot tunnel on the property and ex
pects to strike the ore body, which
on the surface shows a continuous
vein for one length of six claims.
This ore runs from 10 to 11 per cent.
William Egan wilt shortly go to the
property and begin work. Jack
Whalen is going to take a trip outside
and expect3 to depart on the Ohio.
FOR RENT— Furnished rooming
house known as the f'Saratoga,71 on
Hobart street; after Apill 15. Inquire
at house next door, west.
Rainier beer as pure a«» the water that flows
from the mount.
For Sale—Fresh ranch Ekks at the Valdez
Folding chairs and card tables at Adlcr's.
Yakshaw trail stoves for sale by J. O. Snyder.
Rainier is the climax of beer from bottle or
The prospectors and minors of the Copper riv
er district declares the "Yakshaw" is tfullty of
1 beinuthe best trail stove on the market.
POLITICAL GAME IS
Vote for Councilmen Light
and Tickets Are Being
Insinuations that the flaming double
cross has been carried throughout the
town, rumors of cutting and slashing
the tickets in the field and many other
assertions commonly heard on elec
tion day have been prevalent in Val
dez today. Just who will be elected
to the city council is in doubt at the
time of going to press but the small
vote is evidence that the registration
ordinance has created havoc in the
ranks of the politicians.
With a total registration of 189 the
vote up to 2:30 this afternoon was
eighty-three votes. Two women had
voted for school directors thus keep
ing that vote up to the status of the
councilman vote. On the Reservation
the vote for school directors was sixty
There are six tickets in the field,
two of them under the name of the
Old Miners. The reason for this du
plication is that after the first bunch
was printed and distributed the pro
moters of the ticket believed that
they could strengthen it by substi
tuting Dr. Boyle for Arthur Lang.
The Taxpayers ticket was changed at
the labt minulVf'hd I. D. Plynn was
put on in place of L. Archibald and
George Krau in place of Tony Carl
So far as Mr. Flynn is concerned he
felt that he had been handed the
bunk and last night there was sup
posed to be a council meeting so he
went up to the council chambers and
read the riot act to those he believed
had attempted to slip it to him. The
result is that the ticKet. was changed
to carry Flynn's name.
Another thing that makes it hard to
forecast the result is that stickers are
out in great numbers and nearly every
ticket so far cast has been scratched.
At the time of going to press it is be
lieved that Archibald, Carlson, Cobb,
Ed Wood are sure of election, for
for member of the school board the
flght seems to be between C. E. Bun
nell and William Egan in town.
It is generally conceded that Alvah
Eames will be elected. On the Res
ervation there is a fight between E.
B. Spiers, James Pish, Jr., Jess Craw
ford and Chris Ernst. C. U. Rudolph
is on each of the tickets and will be
elected, the others named lighting for,
the two places left.
Following are tho council tickets:
Citizen's ticket—H. f. Whitley, W.
M. Kinical, A. E» Grigsby, A. Lang,
Anton Carlnon, L. Archibald and I.
IX Flynn. .
Valdez Boosters' , ticket—L. Archi
bald, H. T. Whitley, Thomas Cobb,
W. H, Caswell, W. M. Finical, A. E.
Grigsby and Anton Carlson.
Taxpayers* ticket—Thomas Cobb,
(Continued on page 2)
Valdez Dock Co. or Valdez Transfer Co.
See German the dentist—Over Owl Dru#
YakBhaw stovos for sale at tne V, B, & ty. Co.
Tho stove Is tho most Important part of your
outfit, Get a Yakshaw vnd vou nuvotho best
Wanted -One chambermaid and one waitress.
Apply llurko Hotel. Cordova. 137
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