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VOL. 8. VALDEZ, ALASKA. )WI 1912. NO. 125 POLITICAL STEW BREWING IN THREE SEPARATE POTS REPUBLICANS WORRIED OVER PETITIONS WIDELY CIRCULAT ED—COA8T HEADQUARTERS TO BE ESTABLISHED AT PORTLAND-CALIFORNIA AS FORLORN HOPE Washington, July 10.—Every effort heretofore made to discov er the authors of the petition asking Taft and Roosevelt to eliminate themselves from the present presidential campaign and to withdraw in favor of an unknown dark horse in order to save the party from a disastrous defeat, and which have been scattered broadcast from one seel ion to I lie other, has been unavailing. These petitions are proving a source of greal worri— m.'iit to the managers of Tuft's enmpaigu. Roosevelt gives the mailer no thought., as he has no intention of dropping out of I tic fight at this time, saying that the day of compromise is now passed. Washington, July tO.-Taft's j Pacific coast, headquarters will be established in Portland, Cali fornia being too antagonistic to I In* administration In establish lheadquarters in San Fran cisco as heretofore. This is con sidered an indication thai the Taft managers see no hope of re taining the (iolden (Sate slate in 'Hie Republican column during the (Continued on page 4) SOLDIER FORTUNE QUITS MEXICO Says the Government's Troops Are in a Frightful Con dition Aguapricla. July to.-ficneral fiarahaldi, the noted soldier of fortune, who came to Mexico lo help tIn; Madei-o revolulion, and who has remained with Ihe pros nil government throughout the present crisis, has resigned his command, saying I hat tlx* Ma dero campaign is in a fright I condition. THE ANTLERED TRIBE COMPLETE THEIR LABORS I'orl hind. .July lo.-Aflrr re «d<aeling Kred. Ilohinson as sec retary tin* Klks chose floehester. \. V.. a* llo'ir next iin'i'1 ing place.I l'i•• |;i\ will In* up to |»|cn«-| lire. I Tin' Sitka Tliliiiget says thai i nrritrdiny I <» I ho latest statistics Ih<- natives of Soiiheasleru Alas ka are no longer decreasing. STEAMER CORDOVA IS IN SEATTLE Seattle, July lO.-The new freighter Cordova arrived here from ln*r trip around the horn. Within a few davs she will make her mnid«*n trip In Southwestern Alaska. I CAM MORISTS APPEAL FROM LIFE SENTENCES Yitorho, Italy, July t ft.—The Cammorist prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment, on charges of murder, after a Irial lasting two years, have appealed from the iudK'uenl r»f the lower court. WASHINGTON SENATOR COMFORTS LORIMER Washington. July H).—Senator Jones of Washington made a speech today iu defense of Sena tor i.orimer. A Inrpe and pleasant meeliiiK of liie Arctic Brolherhood was held last evening, instructive ad dresses heiujj made hy a number • • f the niemhers. (lamp Valdez is forifiiiK rapidl> f o the front among lh>* fraternal orfraniza— t ions. Oil S;ilunlay evening lhemem-1 hers of the Alaska Club will give a smoker, to which all members are expected to lend their pres ence. A DETAILED STATEMENT OF ALASKA AGRICULTURE CEN8U8 BULLETIN SHOWS WHAT PROQRE88 HA8 BEEN MADE IN ALASKA AGRICULTURE AND 8TOOK RAI8INQ-0IO8T ENOOURAQINQ SHOWING Preliminary thirteenth ( census statistics «»f agriculture for Alas ka are contained in a statement issued today hy Director Duraud, of the Hureau of the Census, De partment of Commerce and l.a bor. The IlKures are subject to rev I ion later. On April 15, 1010, the total number of farms was 222, with a total farm acreage of 42,5 41, as compared with 12 farms with 150 acres of farm land in 1000. Df the 12,544 acres in 1010, 2,000 were improved hind in farms, 10,550 were woodland in farms, nnd 20,,'128 all other unimproved land in farms. Tile total value of farm prop M-l.\ in 1910 whs 8 1,000,5 1 0, of which $404,832 represented land, $102,800 buildings, $58,508 im plements and machinery, and $ 134,30 i domestic animals find poultry. Of I he 222 farmers reported, 208 were while fanners, the re maining 1 i being Japanese, fn dianH and others. Practically all of I he land is operated by own ers and manager*; 40,005 acr.'s being in thin class. Tho total number of farms re ported domestic animals was 115, the value of these being giv en as 9123,588. Cattle number ing 811 were valued at $50,215; 200 horses, $i0,50(); 0 mules, $3,200; 3 asses and burros, $150; ,18'ishep, $2,330; 30 goals, $355; 105 swine, $1,700; all others, $10,072. Of the cattle reported, 231 were dairy cows, and were valued al $21,255. The elass of domestic animals given as "All others" in (Continued on page 4) GIVES WE DIDN'T FOLLOW Hanford Tolls Cushman to Avoid Criticism and Save Himself Mental Anguish Taconia, July 10.-Judge Cush inan took th«* oath of olTicc yes terday, which was administered by Judgv' Hanford. After admin istering the oath in the presence of the local bar Judge Ilanford cautioned Judge Cushman to be— warc of criticism and to admin ister justice (Irmly and rightly. Subscribe for the Prospector. MANY VICTIMS FEARFUL GLIMATF The Heat Wave in the East Prom ises to Continue-Death Rate Is increasing Pittsburg, July 10,-The heal continues unbearable, eleven hav ing died from its effects during the past 2'» hours. Boston, July 10.—Yesterday was hotter than the day preceding, 13 deallis having hen reported. No sign of a let up says the weather bureau. TWO VERY RICH STRIKES MADE ON GOVERNMENT TRAIL THE ROSS AND DICKEY PROPERTIES, IN THE VICINITY OF TEIK HELL, SHOWING UP SOME VERY RICH ORE, CAUS ING CONSIDERABLE EXCITEMENT What arc undoubtedly the most, important- strikes made 011 the north slope of the range leading into the interior are reported! from the vicinity of Teikhell, on the government wagon road,.. E.j 1,. Dickey. who has associated with him Dan Kaine and Joseph Walters, has driven in I wo tun nels on a vein, situated four miles up Kails creek, uncovering a- body of ore measuring five feet bet ween walls, and averaging $60 I«> the ton in gold, besides carry ing values in silver, copper and lead. The ore is a concentrating proposition and will easily pay by shipping the concentrates to tide water. I»an Il«»ss, who lias associated with him C.larkson and Smith, ami who has been drifting on a load discovered by him and as sociates late last summer, is re ported to have run into a body of sylvanite, running away up in to big figures. An attempt was made to keep the matter secret until the adjoining ground could he staked, and to that end a num ber of friends started for the new Hud. hut not before the news leaked out, with the result that quite a stampede followed, pret ty well draining the town of pack animals. A great deal of work has been done on the Ross properly and some very rich ore has been brought to town. Mr. Dickey is in the city |uir chasing supplies and will imme diately return to hi* Falls creek ground, on which tie will develop dnrimr I lie open season. RQBT. HOPKINS GOES TO PEN CJcrk of Judqe Hanford's Court is Now a Convict at McNeil's Island Seal1le, .July jl0^— Hubert M. ■Hopkins, clerk of Judge Hanford's court since its instilulinn, un lit Ins removal several months ago, afler being investigated by special agents of the government, was brought up bofore Judge Cushmnn on a charge of having embezzled $20,000, plead guilty, and was sentenced to two years in McNeil's island. Hopkins was taken to the pen itentiary this afternoon. He comes from one of the pioneer families of Puget Hound and is excellently connected, being the brother of ex-United States Mar shal n. B. Hopkins, head of the Hell telephone system in Urn Northwest. He has a wife and grown up children. The stamp mill ordered for the Rambler Oold Mining company, arrived on I tin Mariposa. Owing to the condition of the'trail over the glacier It will be impossible to move the mill to the mine un til a road is built or the snow falsi. If you want all the news all th? ime read the Pronpector CHANGE VENUE TO THIS PUCE Remaining Fairbanks Bank Cases Are Set for Trial in This City When I In* ease of tin* U. S. vs. W. If. Parsons, «»f tin- Washing ton-Alaska bank was en 11 oil this morning, A. (I. Ileilig, attorney for the defendant, waived ar raignment and then entered a de murrer to the indictment. The demurrer was taken on the ground that the indictment did not eon form to the act of Congress gov erning the trial of criminal eases, that more than one criminal charge was enumerated in the in dictment, and that the facts slat ed did not constitute a erime. The attorney also moved for a change of venue, making affi davit to the effect that a folr irinl eon Id not be secured here. The motion was granted, the case be ing transferred to Valdez, where the attorneys will argue the de murrer on December 2. The same procedure was Inken in the rase of the II. S. vs. W. H. Parsons, F. F.. Barbour, Falcon .Toslin and K. I,. Webster.—News Miner, There was a beer famine last month at Fairbanks. One hun dred barrels from Huby furnish ed temporary relief. JUDGE JAS. WICKERSHAM MAKES STARTLING DISCOVERY AFTER A DILIGENT 8EARCH HE HAS UNEARTHED THE VAL DEZ DIKE BILL AND FINDS IT TO BE IN VERY GREAT DANGER The following cablegram has been. posted on the window of |a down town drug store: "Assurances strongly home rule bill will pass. Dike appro priation iti River and Harbor bill, Senate amendment, but trouble feared in conference. Separate dike bill has also passed Sen ate, pending in 'House. Will do everything .possible to secure passage. "JAMKS WICKKIISIIAM." The dike bill, as an item in the Rivers and Harbors appro priations. passed the Senate some I time in May, last, and lias been in conference something over a monih. It is a hopeful sign that our delepate has at last located fho whereabouts of the measure, even if hi* is a little behind the times. 11, is prohahh* now tliat Mr. Wkki'i'sham will assign the care of I he hill in our dHi'gatf. Judge Aviator is Killed. SI. r.yr. Kranec. .Inly In. lie del. the fatiion< aviator, was kill • 'd hy I»i• inir |n~| in ;i tu-j ami dashing into a hill. I JUDGE CUSHMAN IS BANQUETED Seattle, July 10.-Judge ('usli muii was han<]ucted !>y I In- ('ham— her of ('oillUierce, There Wi'i'i' many prominent nicii present wlm wished I In* new judge I ki«> great |esl success «>n I In? federal bench. GRAND EXALTED RULER NAMED IN PORTLAND I'm-I land, July 10.-The <irand Lodge of F.lks, in session here. Heeled Thomas Mills. of Wis consin. as (Srnnd Kxalted Huler. A very delightful parly was given lasl evening al. the resi dence of Mr. and Mrs. Hihnala to the I'. S. surveyors, who have been stationed in Valde/. the past I wo mouths. Music, singing and games furnished lb*' principal amusement of the evening. The decorations were ferns and wild violets. Kveryone present ex pressed themselves as having had a most delightful time. Those • present, were: The Misses It111 ! nala, Studlerand Kan Iks. Mr. ami I.Mrs. Ilihnahi and Messrs. (iard ner. Warner. Saunders. William ! sou. Surr> line and Mate-. There will be a ineetinu tif the lire departmi'iil in their ball Un even ilig al S o'clock. A lull at tendance of the member- i< i|e -ired. j Subscrlbo for tho Prospector. 1 ARE FINED FOR CONTEMPT COURT Counsel in Darrow Case Let Their Anger Arise Until They Are Each Mulcted by Court l.n> Anfii'h's. .ful> Io.-Honors, counsel l'i»r barrmv. ami (he as sistant district attorney wore hot h liiit'if for contempt of court. haviiiK enpaiferl in another vio lent allcrral ion which very near Iv result Of I in a fiarht. ARCHIBALD IMPEACHMENT CONSIDERED THURSDAY W'a^hiuulou. .Inly in. The 11 < in ^e has »e| Thursflax lor the coii.iileratioii of the impeach f M •• 111 of .1 u»l-e \ |-C h i I I • I of the Iill! Iile:*re I'.oui'l. CHARLES HILLES TAFT'S MANAGER \\;i~hmivI"ii. .1 ul> M>. I'harles It 11!•■ •, secretary to the |iresii|cul, \\a- unanimously cho-en chair man of the national commit lee to manage TalVs campaign. THE LEAN AND HUNGRY CHALLENGE FAT AND SAUCY A FORMIDABLE DOCUMENT HURLED AT THE WELL FED BY THE SLIM TO MEET NEXT SUNDAY ON THE DIAMOND FOR BENEFIT OF HOSPITAL The Resident of the United Slate uf Alaska, to Charles O, WulfT, Marshal of the Fats, or His Deputy, greeting: Wis command you lhal, laying aside all business ami excuses, you do apprehend forthwith nine (9) unqualified Fat Mon like un to yourself, earli weighing more lhan two hundred (200> pound* avoirdupois, and have' them with you at Ihreo o'clock po»l-merid iem on Sunday, I he I 41 h day of July, proximo, at lliat eertain Irael or parrel of land situated piwh unto our (Jity of Valde/. and yclept Valdcz Hasc Mall Park, then and there in fhe Ureal American game to confront and hopelessly contend against our invincible cohort of ninp (i» well qualified Lean Men like unto ournelf, pach weighing less lhan two hundred (20tu pounds of the sinmlnrd of weight ami coarse ness aforesaid, the said adver sarie?, being then and there duly equipped wilh halls, hals, gloves, mask, gall, jaw. and other weap ons in the like tournaments com monly used: To the end that, reasonable eosts being jlaxed against the fan* for the privilege of witnessing the said extraor dinary controversy between weight (tn-wil, Ynu-Uns) and skill (to-wit, We, I's A Co.>, the net return"* of such spectacle may donated unl^the flood Samar itan Hospital in thr said Valdez, fop the relief—lo-Wlt. hone-sel ling, finger-splicing, skin-graft ing, and other like needful repairs -of the said Fats, and fi>r such oilier or further relief, or both, in Ihc premises, as the said Hospital may from lime to lime (Continued on page .1).