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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 paign broadsides. 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 the cold. Oklahoma, July 8.--The >t;ih' .•niisl ii ill i<>n prohibits tIn* plac ing i»f tIn* Roosevelt nomini'i1 tin tin* ballot. 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. JUDGE CUSHMAN 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 GETTING TIRED .fuurcz, July H The federal troops gave bailie to the rebels near .Mutiit the latter soon giving way. being weary of lighting. FIRST SHIPMENT CONCENTRATES Bonanza Concentrator Makes Its First Shipment Qrom Ken necott iMnes -**>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. --Cordova Alaskan. A8K IMPEACHMENT JUDGE ARCHIBALD 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 profit. A HEAVY LOSS IN TONOPAH 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. EIGHT CAMMORISTS 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 life imprisonment. ASKS CALIFORNIA SUPPORT R008EVELT -^ - j£." }'r- • ' • % "-/• . ■ *' *. July 6—fedvamor Johnson lias issued a statement asking the state to cast its elec toral voir for Theodore Roosevelt for president. bridging!' ! KUSKULANA RIVER I Neighboring Companies Join Forces in Putting in Sub stantial Structure 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 terior. 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. Xr Last EfFprt to Give Some 8ort Of Recognit'on to Alaska Nop- '/ v thern Railroad * f \ . > < ► 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 tion passing. NOTED WOMAN DIES SUDDENLY 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 berries. 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 ADMIRAL SAMPSON f 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 Kodiak., 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 at n.-»i. "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 nesHed before." [•.; 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 manager. 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 st reels. 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 WOODROW WILSON 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. ELKS HERDING IN PORTLAND 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* lluwer decoralions. II BENEFIT BAIL I FOR HOSPITAL I 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 TENDERS 8ERVI0E8 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 ported* 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 noon today. ELEGTRIGALSTORM DOES DAMAGE A Number of People Struck by Lightning and Trees Are Felled 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. Wt'l'k. 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 citement. 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 i11jl: branches. 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 ed out. 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 down stream. The scenes of InxI year were repeated when Ihe water Hooded a portion of Front street along Ihe water front. 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. NEAT'S TRIBUTE 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*.