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Valdez, Alaska, Monday, April 12, 1909
Jack Williams, James Gray and James Montgomery Are Buried by Snowslide Which Also Catches Four . Others, Who Escape Uninjured and Are Coming With Bodies of Victims. Jack Williams, James Gray and James M. Montgomery were killed by a snow slide near the Bonanza mine at 10 o'clock on the morning of April (L Eleven hours later their bodies were taken from beneath the snow and are now on the way to Valdez, having passed Tonsina yesterday. Seven men, who at the time were shoveling a horse trail about three quarters of a mile from the mine, were caught in the slide. The other four were uninjured. The bodies of the men killed were located by steel bars and when dug out were found to be unmangled, indicating that death was caused by suffocation. William Williams, a brother of Jack Williams, H. J, Watkins and a man named Clyde are bringing out the bodies and they made the trip from the mine to Tonsina in two days. According to a message re ceived by the Prospector from James Fish, who is at Tonsina, they should arrive in Valdez tomorrow. The first message concerning the accident was from Jake Nefsted and was received yesterday noon. Jack Williams was the only one of the victims of the slide who was well known in Valdez. He was an old timer, and with his brother formerly owned an interest in the Nickoli mine. He went inside with Superin tendent McClellan of the Bonanza. He leaves a wife and a daughter who reside in Seattle. Montgomery was a nephew of Charles Peabody, president of the Alaska Steamship Company. His home was in New York city but he has been in at the mine since last summer. He was a comparatively young man and was gaining practical experience as a mining engineer. Gray, according to the message from Mr. Fish, was a native of Liver pool and was an engineer, whether mining or steam the message does not state. Ohio Will Wait for Bodies Steamship Ohio is to take out the body of James Montgomery, one of the victims of the snqwslide near the Bonanza mine. James Lathrop of the Valdez Dock Company this morn ing received from Supt. Burns of the Alaska Steamship Company instruc tions to have the Ohio wait, and at noon today the steamship went to Cordova, where she will discharge some freight and then return to Yaldez. The Ohio will go by the out side passage. L1FESAVSNG GUN CAUSES ACCIDENT ON THE PENN. Seattle, Apr. 12—The recoil of a lifesaving gun 011 the steamship Pennsylvania of the Alaska Steam ship Company's fleet severely injured First Officer Vahlbusch on the trip down from Valdez. In its recoil the gun struck Vahlbusch in the leg, bruising and tearing the flesh. It is believed that no bones are broken but it will be some time before the injured man can return to his duties. The Pennsylvania arrived last night after a voyage unmarred except by the accident to the first officer, whioh occurred during boat practice. Man Dies Ifi Steamship Fire San Francisco, Apr. 12—Arthur Thorn, a member af the crew of the steamship Tacoma, was burned to death this morning while fighting Are aboard the vessel. The Tacoma was badly damaged by the fire. She wart soheduled to depart today for Bristol bay with cannery supplies. NOTICE—The AlasKan Exhibit at the Fair has arranged for a launch to call at all mines on the Sound about May 1st to receive ore exhibits. Ix>ts of 100 lbs. to a ton are desired. Yakshaw stoves for salo at trio V, U. & M, Co. The stovo is tho most important part of your outfit. Got a Yakshaw -;nd you nu votho best Wanted—One chambermaid and one waitress, Apply Murko Hotel."Cordova. 137 TARIFF BILL FAVORS STANDARD OIL COMPANY Washington, Apr. 12—The Standard Oil Company has succeeded in getting a joker inserted in the tariff revision bill. Under the terms of the bill crude petroleum is admitted free but all oil products must pay a duty of 10 per cent. Inasmuch as the Standard Oil Com pany controls nearly all of the refin eries in the country it can undersell competitors even if they succeed in obtaining free petroleum, which is doubtful ns the Standard is also in control of nearly all of the crude oil deposits within profitable shipping I distance of the United States. Fire In Lenox Kills Six Lenox, Mass., Apr. 12—Six persons were killed and a property loss of £<300,000 Wftn caused thin morning by a fire which raged through four busi ness blocKs. The oiigin of the Are is unknown. I>ost~Roll of bills, in the alloy. Finder please return to Prospector and receive $100 reward. ► For Sale— Fresh ranch Kitten at the Valdez Dairy. Yakshaw trail stoves for sale by J. U. Snyder. i Uainier Is the climax of beer from bottlo or kox. GUILTY The prospectors and miners of the Copper rlv or district declares the "Yakshaw" is tfullty of belnff the host trail stove on the market. EASTER SERVICES WEIL ATTENDED Inclement Weather Causes Grief to Wearers of Ex pensive Millinery. Easter services in the Valdez churches were well attended. Special music was provided both morning and evening but 110 mass was sung in the Catholic church. Bishop Rowe presided at both services in the Epis copal church, the evening service in McKinley Hall being largely attended. Unfortunately for the wearers of expensive millinery and gowns, the weather was notof the most pleasant, and except , for the trips to and from services there was no Easter parade. Tonight those who have been strict ly adhering to Lenten demands will enjoy themselves at the charity ball to be given for the benefit of the Hos pital of the Good Samaritan. There promises to be a big crowd in attend ance. 2 ICE STOPS NIAGRAA AND GREAT DAMAGE RSULTS Buffalo, Apr. 12—For the second time this winter Niagara falls is ice bound and this second time is the cause of serious damage to property along the river above the falls. The freezing has caused the river, to avow flow its banks and so far the floods have caused damage estimated at $1,000,000. Unless the pressure from above is sufficient to liberate the river at the fails, it is feared that present condi tions will become very serious. A11 attempt will be made to break the jam with dynamite. Ouillan To Command Survey Fleet Seattle, Apr. 12—Oapt. Quillan ar rived this morning from Washington for the purpose of taking command of the geodetic survey fleet now prepar idg for its summer work. The river steamboat Yukon departs for the north this week. The river steam boat Taku is to be commanded by Capt. Rude this season. Crossley To' Get Affidavits. Washington, Apr. 12—Attorney General Wickersham today wired District. Attorney Orossley in Fair banks to obtain affidavits from sev eral persons who some time ago filed new charges against Judge .Silas II. tfaicb Bertha Arrives at Seattle Seattle, Apr. 11-—Steamship Bertha of tho Alaska Coast Company's ilect arrived in port yesterday from Vai dez. The voyage was uneventful. MARINE MOVEMENTS. Ohio; sailed for Cordova April 12. Portland; sailed for Vaide7- April 0. Northwestern; sailed for Valdez April «• Pennsylvania; In Beftttlo. Hails for Valtiez April 19. itertha; in Seattle. Hails for Vaido/ Apr. 2o. Yakshftw stoves for solo by T, E. Dougherty. 75 cents hardwood tfee poles for sale at the Construction Co., 75 cents. Seo German the Dentist—Over Owl Dru« Store—Examination free. CHAMBER COMPLETES ADVERTISING PLANS Campaign of Publicity Is to Make Valdez Known Throughout Country. Plans for Convening to the world at large some information concerning Valdez and its environments were discussed and practically decided at the meeting of the chamber of com merce held Saturday night. At a previous meeting- a committee was appointed for the purpose of sound ing the sentiment of the business men of the tpWn in regard to publishing a folder of some sort to be distributed at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific expo sition and also by other means, and one of the purposes of the meeting was to hear the report of this commit tee. Another purpose of the meeting, and the 0110 responsible for the special call, is the presence in town of T. V. Brown, representing the Alaska-Yu kon Magazine, who is after data for what is to be known as the Valdez number of the publication. Mr. Brown addressed the meeting, ex plaining the put^ose of his presence in Valdez and asking co-operation of the chamber. He stated that 5,000 extra copies of the number will be printed and thp,^ as the treatment of Valdez and th^ surrounding country will be thorough in nature the June issue of the magazine will be a line thing for the residents of the town to send to their friends. The chamber gave hearty endorsement to the pro ject and promised Mr. Brown all the assistance in its power. The committee appointed to attend to the question of issuing a folder re ported that it has decided 011 one of medium size, profusely illustrated with halftone cuts and containing con cise but pertinent information con cerning Valdez. Twenty thousand copies are to be printed, the Prospec tor doing the work. The committee has power to act and will go ahead immediately, probably sending the copy for the cuts out on the Ohio to morrow. C. L. Andrews, special agent of the Alaska Bureau of the Exposition, sta ted to the meeting that he has been informed from Seattle that arrange ments have been made with B. F. M illard to have his launch call at all the mines around th$ Bound and pick up and bring to Valdez samples of ore. Mr. Andrews expressed the opin ion that Valdez is best fitted of any town in Alaska to make a big display of ore, as the only samples received from the strictly gold districts, while representing great*Value,"are not ex tensive in quantity* He says that the commission wants samples any where from 100 pounds to oue ton in weight, and he expressed too hope that the mine owuePp will cooperate to the effect that the Valdez display may be the finest ore exhibit from Alaska. *v . . ,»■■■».—-—,.,4. A few quiet furnished IloQms for rent at Hose Johnson's. Hot tyater, heat, Electric light. Phone 07. You will all Join Jfho crowd Koin# to tho Char ity Hall on Mondrty nitfht. A yood time Ih in NlKht. , If you arc an epicure ask for Rainier.