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POLITICAL NEWS NOTES
FROM THE EASTERN STATES
ROOSEVELT CONVENTION CALLED TO MEET IN CHICAGO
AUQUST 5th—ALA8KA DELEGATES WILL HAVE NO
SEAT—LINING UP FOR THE BATTLE
Seagirt, July 8.—Woodrow
Wilson will, during the campaign,
use Roosevelt for firing his cam
New York, July 8.—The call for!
the Progressive convention has
been issued, naming Chicago as
1he place of meeting and August
5lh as the time. Each of the|
stal«'^ is to 'elect delegates hy 1
such mi'thods as they may see ill.
Nmif of the territories have been
jL*or.,prni/.ed so I In* element thai
endorsed Hoosevrll are b-ft out in
Oklahoma, July 8.--The >t;ih'
.•niisl ii ill i<>n prohibits tIn* plac
ing i»f tIn* Roosevelt nomini'i1 tin
Washing on. July s.—A sub
committee of tlic Republican na
tional committee will meet today
to select a campaign chairman,
Charles D. Ililles, the president's
secretary declining the position.
TO BE BANQUETED
Seattle, July 8.—Judge Gush
man and family have arrived
from Alaska. Tin* new judge <»f
I he United Stales District Court
will he tendered ;i banquet here]
by tin* Chamber of Commerce be_
fore he proceeds on to Tacoma.
THE REBELS ARE
.fuurcz, July H The federal
troops gave bailie to the rebels
near .Mutiit the latter soon giving
way. being weary of lighting.
Bonanza Concentrator Makes Its
First Shipment Qrom Ken
-**>7 *; +
The first consignment of cop
per concentrates ever produced in
Alaska was shipped from tlio
Kennecoll Mines cosccntralor on
last Wednesday. II assays 05
per cent in copper and 18 ounces
of silver lo the ton. oil is being
installed as fuel and llu- concen
trator i< running night and day.
This lirsi shipinenl «»f rnnccn
Irale \ which will leave here for
Taeoma on the lirsi hoal. marks
a new epoch in Ihe history of
copper mining in Alaska. Ar
ia u'-rcineiif .< are being made so as
in work Ihe mill all Ihe year
round, and a large force of men
will litid employment. Bonanza
keeps on increasing ils outpoint
low grade a!l Ihe lime. It should
he noted here that the low grade
runs over I'H per cent and this
would he counted phenomenal ore
in any oilier part of Ihe world.
It will lie only a short lime now
until the Copper river district
takes ils place as Ihe greatest
copper section in Ihe world.
A lot of work is being delayed
at I tie present linu; owing lo a
shortage of labor. This is true of
all Ihe Kennecott mines and the
Ni/.inn mining district. George
M. Esterly took all the surplus
labor from Chitina and is still
short-handed. There are a
number of men going out to ihe
Hon&nza on Ihe next I rain from
here, but there are not enough
available men to till all the Jobs.
Washington, July 8.—The
limine judiciary committee auks
Hint Judge Archibald, of Ihe com
merce Jrourt be impeached on
aceounl of bin having prostitut
ed bis high office f«>r personal
A HEAVY LOSS
Tonopah, July 8.--The busi
ness section of ihe cily was de
stroyed by Ore yesterday. The
loss Is estimated at *150,000.
John D. Is Aged 73.
Cleveland. July 8,--John I).
is today eclcbrnting
liis 73rd birthday.
QET LIFE SENTENCES
Rome, July 8.—After a trial
lasting nearly two years eight of
the 2 4 Canunorists accused of
having assassinated one of their
number, who had turned stale's
witness, have been sentenced to
-^ - j£." }'r- • ' • % "-/• . ■ *' *.
Johnson lias issued a statement
asking the state to cast its elec
toral voir for Theodore Roosevelt
! KUSKULANA RIVER
Neighboring Companies Join
Forces in Putting in Sub
Mining companies operal ing on
Imlll sides III 1111* Ktlsknlana I'o
cenlly joined together ami have
erected a substantial horse bridge
across that iiirhulrnl si ream.
The Alaska Consolidated sent
lii «»f its men and two team* of
horses. The Kuskulana Copper
Go. contributed to more, and Jim
McConnell and his partners made
up a bridge gang thai would be
hard to beat.
This is a matter that has been
repeatedly laid before the road
commission, but the miners grew
'tired of waiting for government
action and decided to act for
themselves. There is no district
in Alaska that needs government
aid in building roads and bridges
more than this part of the in
There are nearly 100 men work
ing in the Kuskulana alone and
the need of a wagon road is at
tested by the miserable trail that
is tlie only means of access to
that important section of the
copper district. Why does Ma
jor Richardson neglect so impor
tant a district?
"Jimmy" II ay den passed on to
the westward on his way to his
mining properties, where he con
templates pntttng in considerable
improvements this seasoh. lie
will at once begin the installation
of a 7.000 ford aerial tram.
Last EfFprt to Give Some 8ort Of
Recognit'on to Alaska Nop- '/
thern Railroad *
Washins'o"!, July 8.—Senator
.Mini's, of Washington, has inu
tr. duced a icsolulion appropri
ating seventy-five Ihousand dol
lars to initio coal in Alaslca for
the nsp of llu» navy, after find
ing out thai the appropriation of
$500,000 asked for the same pur
pose would not pass.
This is looked upon as the last
struggle to give some sort of o£
Heial recognition to I In* Alaska
Northern railroad. Then* is 1 it—
lie danger of tin* .Tones resolu
One of Foremost Women in-Or
ganization of National Feder- 4
atlon of Woman's Clubs
San Francisco, July 8.— Mrs.
Sarah Piatt Decker, the foremost
woman of the National Federa
tion of Woman's Clubs, and al
one time its president, died here
yesterday after undergoing an
operalion for intestinal troubles.
She was the most prominent
woman at the recent meeting ofi
I lit* federation held here.
The price of home grown straw-!
berries at Fairbanks lias dropped
from s_ to s|.50 per bo\ of tii
DUEL TO DEATH BETWEEN
THRESHER AND A WHALE
A BATTLE ROYAL BETWEEN LEVETHIANS OF T HE DEEP IS
WITNESSED FROM THE D ECK OF THE STEAMSHIP
A duel l«» tlir death between ?.
whale and a thresher furnisher
a sea Iragedy of an exciting na
lure v.iV-'n viewed close at hand.
The rare spectacle was witn^jtg
\.A L>> -ihc -|rtf*^»w«*rrs * or/^tne
Sampson on its return trip from
Some of tlif punsters aboard
had hern "ragging" Captain Jen
yen about the dullness of ship
liff and declared that il was up
to him 1o furnish something out
of i In- ordinary. The weird sun
I and fog elTeels, I In* view of
a vohvno ash waste, llu> si^hl
« I" the dinky gasoline car leaving
Seward, and the llir>u*nnds of s «a
lions v.,.en (hipping about Se;»l
| Island we!•;. all an old story. Ev
I ell I lie exeelleill music in the an.
c?al Mall by three talented inusi
'eians frnm Seal lie was no long
e|' <ueli ;i source of allraeliou as
"Al! right," said Captain .Ten
sen. in answer to the jokeslers.
|"in half an hour or nuuv 1 will
[show you a sight you never wit
[•.; And he retired to the sacred
r>rocinets ofjhe l».1 house.
??ner* no curious passenger dar
ed f. How.
Not long afterward a thrill of
ciciiement pervaded the boat,
'those who were admiring the
scenery on the upper deck and
ihinking 'thoughts that did not
t: 11 expression, hut who nev.»r
Iin less whispered and said little
"nothings." a. well as all others
in the staterooms, social hall and
between decks. rU>hed In I In* rail.
"I'p forward. tight between
wliab* and thresher." \\a* tin
word passed about.
At lirst only a streak of roam
could be seen over the how oil the
left, either the starboard or p >r|
bow. depending upon tile person's
(knowledge of technical marine
terms. Then a huge black body
(Tontinned on page 4)
MUCH ACTIVITY BEING SHOWN
IN THE GREAT COPPER RELT
PREVAILING HIQH PRICE OF COPPER HA8 I.ENT NEW ACTIV
ITY TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF PROPERTIES—AN IM
MENSE TONNAOE IN 8IOHT
Tin- Alaska Consolidated Cop
per company. operating I ho fa
mous Nugget crook proporly, is
one of Iho most active projects
«»f tlio Kuskalana district. The
httf hornito voin which outcrops
20 fool wide on the surface, has
boon ronehod by tho 200 foot lev
ol, mid cross-cutting indicates
thiii it is fully as rich as the up
por levels. A station is being
cut for a shaft that will be put
down at least 250 fool before
cross.cutting If) the ore body,
when it Is expected the tonnage
in sighl will be sufficient to jus
tify the erection of a SOO^ton con
centrator Tho force -Is being
rapidly Incroasod and it in pro
posed to havo pumping and hoist
ing plant at fMrelna in time to
bo slededd to the properly over
the first snow. The company i«
also extending its operations
across the Kuskalana t«> the Rar
ns group adjoining the Kuskula
Tta Copper company. The Rarus
fias an iron outcrop that is over
400 feet wide in a contact be
tween lime and conglomerate.
Tho surface is much decomposed
and heavily Maturated with the
copper solution*, which is under
laid with solid sulphide*. A con
tract has been let lo Danielson
& Peterson for too fret of tunnel
and a camp has already been
started. Permanent b»K build
ings will be erected for winter
operations, and it is expected the
Rams will be an active shipper
next winter. Alfred B. lies is the
The Great Northern Develop
ment company has 35 men on It*
(Continued on page 3).
SEVERE EARTHQUAKE SHOCK
SHAKES UP ALL ALASKA
CAUSES THE DEATH OF ONE MAN IN FAIRBANKS REGION—
THE QUAKE IS RECORDED IN MASSACHUSETTS—SE
VEREST FELT IN YUKON REGION
Fairbanks, July 7.—The most
severe earthquake shock ever felt
in this section occurred here las I
night at 1 o'clock. So severe was
the shock thai the crowds in the
Auditorium theater, the picture
house*, lodge rooms and hotel
lobbies all stampeded f'»r Ho
No damage resulted in the eily,
!>111 caused the death «>r one man,'
Louis Anderson, who was work
ing in a drift mi No. i above mi
ItuliK- ereek. where the se\erily
of Hie shock caused a rave-in,
hiir.xing I lie unfortunate* man un
der Inns <if fallen earth. II re
<! lir.-d a force of men an hour In
dig on) I lie body. Six minutes
alter I lie lir—I >hork a second oc
etirred. Anollier slioek was fell
al h o'clock lliis moniintr and
slill another al noon.
Sitka, July 7.—The earthquake
shock was barely felt here.
Gihhon. July 7.--The- earth
quake shork wa.s the must severe
one i'Vi»r f»■ 11 h'-rc.
Sal tic. July k.—Saturday
ipprhTs cat"!.quake -Imck was
ii-yi1«»!•«•• I line.
l.a\vr«MM-i>. .Mass.. .July H.-On
>>aluriiay niplil an ••ailliquak'
sln»rk •»f lonsr • 111i*;i 1 i**ti was rei:_
islrrnl mi 111•• siMMimuraph.
Al In n'rlncli Satur«la> ni-lil
an earthquake — li«»«*k nf l<»ny <ln_
ration wa« f#-11 In-re. ■ I!«»v\. 1 |.\
allothi*r a lew moment- later.
While tin- -hock <11>I n<»i have a
a I • r u ] > t a >1 i< «u a- thai of la-t
w i111•••* it was <|1111 •• a- notjeenhk
ami of much lonycr iluration.
WILL STAND BY
Scauirl, .Inly (i—Wood row Wil
continues to receive me>
.•agi's assuring liiiu of tIn* nniI
support of tin' democracy Tin*
larilT ami trust issues will ho Ih••
main eoulonlion of tin* parly.
Portland, July 8.—Special
trains are beginning to arrive
Avitfi iin*muers 01 ilu* 'F.Iks (irawi
Lodge and crowds of visitors. The
city is profusely decorated in tin*
lodge colors, swccl peas being lln*
II BENEFIT BAIL
I FOR HOSPITAL
Teams Composed of Fat and Lean
Will Compete for Champion
ship of Valdez
Through llif Hl'orls of .Ind^e
Shcpard a nialeli game of base
hall will bo pla.M'd on Suuda>
in*xl between lln* fills and Ilia*
leans for lln1 henelll of lh«> Hos
pital of Hir (iood Siimarilnn.
Tickets will he pul on lln* street
for sale. and lln* hoy or prirl soil
ing I ho greatest number will ho
awarded a suitable prize. Il is
lo ho hoped thai every eili/.on
of the town will invest their
spare change in this enterprise,
as the object is one of the mosl
deserving. Fuller particulars of
Hie game will he given laler on.
WILLIAM J. BRYAN
Kansas City, July 8.—William
J. Bryan Ha* tondorod his sor
vicos fo flip national onmfnilloo
to h(iimp Ibo country in hohalf «»f
Wood row \Vil«on.
H°et Wave Is Extending.
Philadelphia, July 8.-TI10 boat
wavo lias slruok hero wflh I In*
result (hnI seven have died and
many prostrations have born ro-j
Wolgast to Visit Us.
T,os Angeles, July 8.--Ad. Wnl
fast will probably go on a bunt
ing trip to Alaska. Ho says bo Is
willing lo moot Rivers again.
Quito a distinct earthquake
sbork was felt shortly boforo
A Number of People Struck by
Lightning and Trees Are
j j - . .
Several people wi-i'r 111jni*«*«I
ami great damage vva- dmic by a
I«• i*i*itic* electrical ^I• • rt11 which
si ruck lli«- Tanana \ a I I a.-I.
Accompanied by !•!111• Ii11*—* — h•*•• •
• • T lightning and deuf»*nii^ peals
of I h 111mI•• r. I lit* -lorni rayed for
a considerable lent Ih «»|" linn*. As
lln-.-f |• 11•• 111• 111<• 11a an1 randy e\_
I M* I* i« • 11 «*• •«I III lllix SCCt i* »tl. I In*
storm r.ui-i'fl considerable ex
Several *|in cabin- wimv
-truck I »\" liulil inn-. I»ui t • • i-11111 -
; 111 ■ I > in >il«' wviv >i' r |i >i l -1 \ hurl.
Mi>. I'rank Vmiuu. one nf 111<•
vicliiiis. was 1»ii on I In* arm
ami hack. Tin- hum resembles
I In* picture i'f a I rii* with spread
The elerlrie IiuIii plant owned
by I In* \. C. Co. tuU'ercd consid
jerably. Many meters in husiiic>>
houses ami residences were bnrn
••<1 ••ill. Thr company estimates
its loss al sj.onn.
Tin* same ilay a llooil occurred
all along (lie Tanana river. The
Cliena sIonKh lose with incred
ible rapidity. The bridge across
to (iarden Island which escaped
Ihe ice Ihis spring, was wash
Trunks of huge trees and brush
lodged against the piling and in
a short lime the pressure of Ihe
water caused Ihe piles to snap,
carrying the entire structure
The scenes of InxI year were
repeated when Ihe water Hooded a
portion of Front street along Ihe
Considerable damage was done
on Ihe Valdez I rail, especially in
Ihe Richardson district. II is es
timated thnl the damage along
I he trail will total 90,000,
The water in town is recedinvr
and wilhin a few days il is be
lieved the slough will be buck l<>
its usual singe.
18 VERY HEAVY
r.liictipn. .Inly 8.--Tlir lionf ItfH
Imm'h inlt'HM»»t rausinpr I ho rtrnlli
of 21 prrxons, nflrr which cnim*
n lionvy rnfn, flvo inrhi** of wn
lor fnlliiiK in two hour*.