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VALDEZ DAILY PROSPECTOR
VOL. 8. VALDEZ, ALASKA, WEDNE8DAY, JANUARY 31, 1912 NO. 88 DARROW'S TRIAL EARLY IN MARGH Friends Claim Charge is Based on False Testimony and Will be Refuted l.os Anp'lcs, Jan. HI.--II is an nounced I lint Ihi' prosecution will he in position l<> proceed Willi the trial of Cilarenee Harrow for brib ery and corrupt ion of witnesses early in March. Chicago, Jan. HI .--The friends of Attorney Harrow are not alarmed over his indictment by the I.os Angeles Krand jury. They claim tin* imlictment is based on false testimony which will be eas ily refuted, ALASKANS BEFORE SENATE COMMITTEE Boosters Will Urge FavorjtHU Consideration of .Aids to Navigation TWus bin^t-"iK Jan HI .'[Tin nvMinbers of Ihe Alaska ltoorii<er: League u il5 appear before 41k seriate commit on (toninierct-01 Tlnirrflday u>*aI to» illwi'ihis .Alasiai IKlMds. The Ica^viv w.i.lil nrpe favorai)h consideration -of the measure? providing appropriations I'oi Jmildirur Jifftitbma+ies .and ol?<>.'i awls to navjjralktL. PISIOENTTAFT IS H0PEFH Made Five Spoecfoes and Htfit Thousands oT People !fj» terday 'G*lumbus, O., Jan.. 3 I .--'ftresi dent Tafl spent a very busy .day yesterday. He dtflrwred iflve speeches and ui<el thousands -of peaptk:. Tin* adherents of the president are greatly pleased with the w— markafbe showing made on tie present tour through thii« state. CENTER OF EARTHQUAKE DISTURBANCE WAS APPARENTLY IN INTERIOR ALASKA News From Chitina, Kennecott, Katalla and Cordova Indicates That Valdez Did Not Experience Full Force of Shock —Disturbance May Have Caused Glaciers To Become Active. I few minutes past 10 ^iYlock I it i«- forenoon the citizens >.)f Yal d«»v ami Alaska general-ly exper ienced an earthquake Which is sanl by many to be the most se vere ever fell in Shis dh&Kicl. The Jirst shook las#iei| for nearly a 'minute, and the tremors are still !heinK repeated Jit intervals. The earthqwnke wim precededJ by the dull r«;ja.r wltitih is always j the forerunn«r «of shouks in thisj district. The ibuildiiters begun to' rock and cracik and as (he violence of the shock increased people fled into the strodt-s, not (Hiring to take any chances. Th*' light ami telephone pities swayed like Irecs in a gale and I ho snow-laden wires were jerked from side to side. Fortunately the buildings of Yalilez <ire frame or thriv? might have b«*n another disaster lit iw>rd. Whale I he "shock w^as severe in Valdea, this Locality'does not -ap pear lo have heen 4 he center of disturbance., as is indicated by Hie following dispatch^ fV»rdova, Jan. 31.—At twelve mmutes ptrst I I <>'clock today an earthquake rocked the taiihlings in this palace. The shofto lasted fw throe second*,. Many the cil — 17.1*11 s left I In* buildings in alarm, rearing they would rollapse. The earthquake was frit at ('hitina and Kennieotl in the interior ami! telephone messages from Katallaj .si all* I hat place was severely shaken. The shock was so se vere here |.hat water was splash ed out of the railroad tanks. The shake wa.s mo$l severe in I ho vi cinity of Miles glacier and at is feared the disturbance will start the big glacier moving." As there rs a difference of one hour lielwwn the mine of "Valdey. and Cordova it will bo seen that the dBsturUanee was simultaneous. The -.lair «>l Hi.-- Vrospedor fear «*«! T<»r a t i111«* that. ils typesetIiiiK machine would he lurn fnun ils foundation ami toppled over, as IIn* i»«iiI<1 irifi: is hulil 011 piles around which the ground is si ill tin frozen. The hiK stores roj*»rl thai no damage was doin; hy poods being shaken from the shelves. Al the V. R. A. M. some canned goods whicfe had hern piled up for ef fective display were knocked down and -at Blum & (U».*-s store a num ber of suil eases were toppled fr«nn their resting places. STRIKERS RATTLE WITH POLICE AND MILITIA 1 l.ausvTice., "Mass..Alan. 31—This rily was lIn* sr«Mir of ih<* jireat 1 est disorder ever witnessed ir i America sinee Ihv c i \ i 1 war. Twenty-two -thousand rioters liul tled wri.'ili 'tih-e police ami mililisa Tor h^nwv and the .wounded ijuic her huJKJrutkH The rioter.* have*?ul the lipoi leys amfl l.lm car wrrvic.e is dk»»— moraSizod. lEarlv in tin- day a falsi* j*i«»-t occurred noar one of itlie .mills ami the police ami militia were i'ti*li«d »o I ho scene. The strikers tbeguu eonjm'KatinK *v ! ============= .J They assert "fSijil the president is KaimnK IkwiiUk daily ami thai be fore flie•wnverftion infield he will have wow lu*> -.way Ktrrough per • sonal i-nrpitacl 'into I he renewed confidence «*f :the. ,pftople, who have doubted hi* pcllu'y in regard to Wall slrfielL ■ ■ ICONMECTIOUT DEIROCRAT8 | FAVCHTTHEIRtlOVERNOR New llavem., Jan. 31--The Dem ocratic. state oomnifttlee'has plac ed,the name <*f Oowrmir Simeon E. Woldwin om Che>tftule'lieket for the presidency. Cliarlos fSra3«*r was a pussen Ker #.»n the Alaweda lor Cordova, lie W.lll go into I he ih/tnitior.. NATIONS WILL PROTECT SEAL BREEDING GROUNDS " PRIBILOF 18LAND8 SEAL HERO WILl BE UNDER PROTECTION|j OF THE NATIONS FOR FIFTEEN YEARS—SAVE HERD ' ■ 1 FROM EXTINCTION BY ILLEOAL 8EALER8 • 1 Washington, Jan. 31.— Pelagic Healing treaties have boon a Hived upon by tho rial ions whoRp. shores bordnr on tho North Pacific ocean lo protect tho breeding grounda of tho fur Honl on the Pribilof inland*. The nation* which have as sented to the treaty are America, England, Russia and Japan. The treaty ia for a term of 115 years, during which poriod the different nation* bind themselvec to do all in their power to prevent illegal taking of the furs. The limit of poltfl to be permitted taken Our frig Hip llr»t five years of the treaty in wit nt 5.000 each year. During (tie second five yeare 7, 500 tuny l>e taken each year and 10,000 each year during (he third flve-year term. The treaty in the consumma tion of efTortd on the part of America for many year* to pre vent the total extinction of the valuable furbearing Heal. It in believed the herds on Prlbllof, which have been greatly dlmln-1 ished during the pant decade, will again regain their former num. here during the life of lha treaty. | TUWENTY-TWO THOUSAND RIOTERS OPEXiLY OPPOSE THE militia in lawrence— business isrdemoralized and I forces atie powerless to subdue riots ! erywhero ori thousands and when an r.tl tempi was road*' Jo rush tfcr militia l«» the swnes of disorder the rioter* cut (K* trolleys of the ehvlric lines in <dozens «»f places, 'leaving inililha powerless to nwve rapidly in Vortv. The strikers came int«> op*«n noullit't with Ihe. soldiers but re fused I** give way until tired up <>ii a! elose rantre. The wmiicn •l.hrew missiles from < lie windows and roofs into th<» ranks <»f the mil it in a-s they were marched from I he ."('I'ln' •»f one disorder t«» fllMil lle.l. Tin* officers of lli« militia have i>;► I illed Oovernor Foss that it v\i 11 require the services of thousair" of soldiers to maintain order] HEW MINING CORPORATION ! ORGANIZED LAST NIGH COmPINY URBANIZED III RECORD TIME HA3 PURCHA8 CORDUND MID GIVER OOIVTR ACT FOR DRIVtNO 100 FOOT : -TUfWEL—PROPOSITI (Ml IS FULLY FINANCED \ -A. new ininiiM. corporation wmi «KRgranizufl al a meeting held last evening iu the^ffk'c of the Valdci Trams fur <>o. Those interested are all flogrcal ptMgtle and embrace twenty -off th«» leading citizens of Valtle./.. A temporary .<rrgani7.nl ion w»h rflTttftted airii u committee appoint ed 1o .draft by-lawn and constitu tion fU>r the government of the company, wfiich will be a close corporation. The temporary of ficers appointed last night were Wm. PI l»«e, ehainniwi:; H. n. In gram, treasurer, and .George K. Love, s«*retarr The transaction throughout is typical of 1tie manner on which 'tlie business men of Vfllder, handle alT-airs which interest them. It ban been Raid that at thin season of Ihe year there was no money in Valdez for any speculation, mining or otherwise. The form ation of the organization perfect ed last night was started four 1 (lays ago. During that short time ihe company has bcon organized, the ground purchased and the first payment made to the orlgi- < nal owners. The company has al- 1 bo given a contract for driving i 100 feet of standard tunnol and I Lh« money with which to pay for I Ihe work Is now In tho hands of j the treasurer. That is going < 10ms in any mining camp and is an indication *»f I In* fnitli of I cili/.eiiN of Vaidez in their «) 1 rid. The property which lias I)* acquired by the new corporal it* the Whalcn ami A ruler claims on Hhoup hay. The pr crty is well known to mining i of the district ami gives exo tional promise of proving a n^ of merit. There is a tine shA ink of ore on the surface, wll gives average assrfy valiieH in I cess of 830.00 per ton. The le£ is a strong one and Is traceable I for some distance A short ton- . nel wan rim t»y the original lo cators and the showing was very sat is factory. ' Messrs. Whalcn and Anderson have received a tlrut payment of 92,500 cash and the terms of the rleal call for another payment in DO days' lime. They also retain | i one-quarter interest in the c property and have secured the H contract for driving tho tunnel. c The name of the new corpora- n ion will he the Punker Hill Gold r Wining company and for tho pres- t mt will ho a close corporation, u Vn stock will be placed on the narket, as sufficient money has o won raised by those interosted to e lnanco tho purchase of tho a rround and drivo tho first 100 feet It if tunnel in on the oro. It. is con- s (Continued from page i) 0 flit* mills attempt In resume op oral inns. Tin? strikers are des perate ami if is feared they will eause the destruction of the city hy settillK tire tit I lie huildillKS. Business is at a slamlslill, many of the merchants keeping I heir places of Imsmess closed through fear of their rslaldish ments heiutf raided hy the hungry ami (lesperaie riolers. Iliimlreils of the ringleaders have heen placed under arrest hul others laky '/•yr places. The situation ITIA I'wo iuul » l»y rhe or. i>y (he ITS iti'd thi> on ' to urn : TRYING SCARE ALASKANS IOW CLAIM8 THAT ONE-HALF OF THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF ALASKA HAVE TUBERCU LAH TROUBLE AND BLAMES OUR DELIGHTFUL CLIMATE FOR IT ALL Seattle, Jan. 31.— A revised re ort of Dr. Foster's statement oncerning the ravages of con umption in Alaska has been re oived here and is causing com lent. Dr. Foster says the while laguo is not confined to the na ves but embraces tho entire pop lation. He says that fnlly 30 per cent f the people living in southeast rn Alaska have at onV time or re now suffering from tuborcu tr tronble. The report further lates that fully one-half of the [ltlre population of Alaska have (ho disease now. Dr. Foster believes the trouble is caused by the inetnse cold in the fnr north and Ih<» quick chants temperature on the const section. The white popu lation of Alaska, ho says, is made up of people from every part of the earth who were not used to the northern climate and hard ships. In many cases the dis ease. is slow to mai.ifost itsolf, hut is surely undermining the health of its victims. Subscribe for the Prospector. PRESIDENT HAS VERY BUSY DM Predicts That the Republicans Will Sweep the Country Next November C.i.Intuitu-. <).. .Ian. •'» IPresi dent TaTI was ^i\cn a iih»<! en t husiast ie rerept inn here and de livered inil* i»l' I In* Im'sI speeche> i'Mt mailt' by him. lit' recounted I In- ai'b ifvi'dii'iils ami advances of tin' nation during I h<• llepuhliran regime. Tin* president does 11• • I believe I In* linani'ial stringency, which i world wide, ran nmlinni' longer, and prediels I hat the Republicans will swfi'p tin- runntry airaiu m'.xt November. AMERIGAWILL CLAIM ISLAND State Department Will Not Per mit British to Extend Sovereignty Washington, Jan. III .---'I'll*.? Stall* department will not alb>w any British corporation or tin* British KovernmenL t<> extend any form of sovereignity o\er Paly mas island in tin' Pacific ocean. Thi' island is regarded b> the departiiii'iiI as bidiinvin^ to Amcr ira and this country will not per mit of iis passing in any foreign puwcr. BELEIVED HERRICK WILL BE CHOSEN Wealthy Ohio Citizen Anxious to Succeed Ambassador Bacon to France Washington, .fan. Hl.--Tlie name of Myron llrrrirk, of Ohio, is prominently mentioned as tin* probablr successor to Rnb.M't Ba con as ambassador to France. Mr. llrrrirk is very wealthy and has been desirous of training hon ors fhroiiKh representing America in some F.uropean country.