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V0L 9 VALDEZ. ALASKA THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 1913. NO. 70.
Families W«ep as Prisoners Bid Them Good-bye—Appeal Will be Taken. Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 2—All Oft the men who were convicted hpre a few days ago, left on Tuesday to commence serving the sentence imposed on them for the crimes they have committed in 4ynamil ing non-union structur al iron works. The scenes were pathetic as the families of the men who to serve time in Fort Leavenworth bid each other farewell. There was not a dry eye among the by standers and officers as the weeping men and women were oarted. An effort will be made to have the judgment reversed, as it is ‘claimed by labor that it had no repreesntation on the jury which returned the verdict of guilty, and that it was composed of farm ers. Alaskan Governor of Now York Promises to CHv* People a Clean Administration. Albany, N. Y., Jan. 2.—William Sulzer was inaugurated governor of the state on the. first day of the; year amid impressive cere monies. The inauguration cere monies were held indoors and were witnessed by a large and distinguished crowd. After the inauguration Gover nor Sulzer received *the suffra gettes and promised them every help possible that he could render them. A review of the National Guard of the state was made a part of thp inaugural peremo,nies. In his speech Governor Sulzer promised thp people that his administra tion would be run for the benefit of all the people and that he would use his best efforts to win the respect and good will of all the people regardless of politics. PASSENGERS ARE COMING THIS WAY On New Year’s evening Robert McIntosh received a message from Chitina asking if he could handle two stage loads of pas sengers from Willow creek to Valdez, and today received a tel egram from Gulkana asking if he could carry more passengers to Valdez in time to catch the south hound steamer of January 8th. Mr. McIntosh replied that his stages would leave Willow crock on the morning of the 51 h and would reach Valdez in two and a half days. To accommodate the increasing I ravel this way Mr. McIntosh is sending relays fo the other side of the summit. Another wire was received l>y McIntosh at press time asking for reservations from Willow creek for W. F. Lawrence and two others. A reply stated that res ervations were noted. Fresh Morgan oysters fried in hotter and cracker crumbs at ‘lie Valdez Cafe. 1 STORMS RAGING ON THE CONST Trains Are All Delayed on Ac count of Heavy Snow-Great Storm at 8ea Seattle, Jan. 2.--Yesterday’s storms were the severest in many years. A 72-mile gale was blow ing at Tatoosh and sweeping the entire north coast. All eastern trains are1 a day late, while the wires of the Postal Telegraph are down between here and the east ern portion of the state. The snow is 18 feet deep on the Great Northern road near the Cascade tunnel. All the roads have employed every available man in an attempt to lyeep traf fic going. The Canadian lines are delayed as well in the Rocky mountains, the snow being much deeper than usual. SPIN TOEM Message is Sent From Arlington to Paris by New Government Wireless Station. Washington, D. C., Jan. 2. The large wireless plant at Arlington, recently completed by the government, and said to be the most powerful in the world, succeeded in calling up the sta tion on the Eiffel Tower in Paris and conveying the greetings of the new to the old world. To do this the sound waves had to tra vere 3,900 miles. ■mwT THEIR MONEY Ardmore, Okla., Jan. 2.—Steps have been taken here by which the Chootaw and Chickasaw In dians hope eventually to induce the government to distribute among members of those tribes $17,000,000 derived from the sale of their lands in Western Okla j homa. Resolutions were adopted at a j meeting of 200 leaders of both , nations urging the distribution of j the money and asking congress j to enact such legislation as will , i no longer make the tribes wards iof the government. The matter !will be presented to congress as | soon as practicable. i HAVE CALLED THE ENTIRE FIRM TO TESTIFY ! Washington, I). 0., Jan. i The business partners of J. P. j Morgan, the New York banker, j will be called before the house money trust investigating com mittee when that* body resumes jits probe here January C>. They will be asked to explain, it was said today, tin: details of various '.Morgan deals, including the for-; ' malion of the railed Stales Steel ! corporal ion. i Mr. Aitken, the well known in i lerior mining man, is at Chitina, i |en route to Valdes on his way to ! I the outside. j Two parcels post packages . 'were received by the riostofTice to- I | day. i --- Babies at Orpheum Tonight. i A fine change of pictures at jthe Orpheum tonight. THE VICTORIES Important Strategic Positions In Meurthe, Moselle and Normany Captured by Mine Owners. Paris, .Jan., 2—France is growing somehat excited over the discovery that large tracts of territory in^Muerthe and Moselle along the borders of Lorraine, be long to German proprietors. They have passed into that possession through the acquisition of iiines, one-ninth of the entire industry in that region being under , Ger man control. In Normandy the situation is more amazing still, to French eyes, one-half of? the mines there belonging to ^Ger mans. Louis Bruneau, writing id the Grande Revue, says that this peaceful invasion, which has been going on for many years, has I reached incredible proportions. Strategic positions of great fiiili tary importance, Bruneau de clares, have in this way become occupied by Germans. i WIDE FLOWED IDE MERRY The Mw »wrWWl)hi» tlon Takes Place in All the Large Cities. Seattle, Jan. 2—New Year was ushered in here in a manner any thing but “safe and sane.” The streets were jammed with a crowd of jolly sightseers and those bent on having a good time. Horns, bells and all sorts of noise-mak ing machines were brought into requisition, while passing street cars were canned, adding to the prevailing din. Seats in the prin cipal cafes were engaged days ahead and the popping of cham pagne corks continued until a late hour. Seattle wired her greetings to all the slates, including Alas ka. San Francisco, Jan. 2.--Almost every one appeared to be on the streets to see the old year out and the new in. Bands paraded the streets and every noise-making device possible was brought in to requisition to add to the pre vailing din. The restaurants and I cafes were crowded to the ut (Continued on page 2) AFTER KARO TEST IS SUCCESSFUL Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 2.—Af | ter a six days’ fight against lock jaw, (he rigid little body ofJos ! eph Karpis, aged 9. relaxed com jpletely today for the first time, i His jaws, which had been clench led as though bound by steel, op iened and his physicians gave the ; father and mother the first really encouraging report. His recovery will he little less than a miracle, the doctors say. Since the attack 30,000 units of anti-tetanus serum has been in jected in the little fellow's finger i tips and at the base of his brain. | This was the largest amount of serum ever used in such a ease. | Hubert McIntosh now has 22 ! men and the same number of j horses on the summit keeping the j trail in passable shape, for travel. : Fifteen tons of ore from the Sealey-Davis property has been landed at the Valdez dock for treatment at Ihe.IocaJt stamp mill. Work on this property has been progressing all winler. I Grand Duke Dmitri, Cousin of j Nicholas II., Picked as Auto orat of All the Itu88las St. Petersburg. Jan. 2—High cepting Grand Duke Dmitri Paul ovitch, a nephew of the present Czar, as heir presumptive to the throne. He has not heretofore been generally mentioned as pos sible successor to the crown and his name comes as a complete surprise to everyone except those who by reason of their position either belong to the court circle or have close relations with it. Thus far Dmitri has been known as a devotee to the ballot. He is also an ardent skater and is often seen escorting to the rink voung women notable for their attractiveness. He is about 26 years old and has been compared to ex-King Manuel, of Portugal, in his partiality for the gayer and more frolicsome things of life. SUES SPINE SILVER ME Fireman Had Back Woken iin'cl Lower Limbs Paralyzed When Engine Overturned. Philadelphia, Jan. 2—Surgeons at St. Mary’s hospital today per formed a daring operation in the hope of saving the life of George Wentz, a fire department driver, whose back was broken when his engine was ditched last night on the way to a fire.. He was paralyz ed from his arms down. Dr. John A. Boger and his as sistant, Dr. Samuel S. Kelly, laid op*n the spinal column, uncov ered the backbone at the. point of fracture and then removed sev eral pieces of vertebrae which had been crushed to splinters and which were pressing on the spi nal cord. I)r. Boger than ran silver wire through the adjoining vertebrae and wired til *m together. Wentz was then strapped in a plaster asf, and after he came from the influence of e'N'i- all of his re doxes had 1 .-.•n restored, show ing that tne pr</.- >ro which had paralyzed him had been success fully removed. i I THE BUTTER TRUST TAKES <* HINT Elgin, 111., Jan. 2.—In the must exciting annual meeting in its history the Elgin Hoard of Trade today abolished the practice of 17 years’ standing of arbitrarily fix ing the price of butter by its Quotation Committee and adopted a plan to have Ihe board itself determine the price of butter, based on actual sales. This action came as the result of a suit tiled by the federal gov ernment for dissoultion of the board. In its lull the government mentioned the Quotation Com mittee as ope of the means used I by the alleged Hotter Trust to j control prices. peter Jackson, Christ Kademus, George Papas. Mike Mitchell and Gus Anestople arrived last even ing four days from Ghitina. Frde. C. Noy*>s. receiver of the Washiugton-Alaskn Bank at Fairbanks, will leave for home on next Saturday’s stage. , Subscribe for (he Prospector. OiPBIANO CASTRO GAN NOI LAND Held at Ellis Island to be Deport ed to Europe, From Whence He Came Uninvited. New Yorn, Jan. 2.—Ex-Presi dent Castro, of Venezuela, arriv ed here from Europe and is be ing detained at Ellis Island as an undesirable fur probable deport ure to France, from whence he came. The iiery little Indian was indignant at his detention and says he has seen enough of Amer ica and wants to return to Cer nany at once. The latter country has been ■ommunicated with, but appears to be uncommunicative on the subject, so probably Castro will ie permitted to return to France, lie will not be permitted to land m American soil. AFTER JOHN D. Ill EARNEST Sergeant-at-arms Ordered Not to Return Without Bringing the Oil King With Him. Washington, D. C., Jan. 2. The sergeant-at-arms of the Pu jo*committee has been sent to get John D. Rockefeller with orders not to return without him, and to employ whatever assistance he may desire to get the financier, as the work of the committ e probing the money trust is be ing held up pending the presence of the Standard Oil magnate. HURD VOW FROM SOUTH Astoria, Ore., Jan. 2—With the members of the crew telling har rowing tales of grazing an ice berg and narrowly escaping from the same while off Tasmania, and encountering a succession of un usual hardships, (he French ship Thiers, 175 days from Newcastle, England, with a general cargo, is in port today. Captain Lebeau declares the crew had to work heroically to escape destruction by the iceberg, i While off Tillamook head the 'Thiers was struck by a gale and clever navigation was necessary to prevent her from going on the rocks. I MINER DARES A LIGHTED BLA8T i - Redding, Gal., Jan. 2—l)elib leratoly returning to a blast which i he and his partner had just light ed, George A. Hall, a miner, was instantly killed today at the Iron Mountain mine near here. Hall j was on the surface, wholly out of ! danger, when he suddenly went back. The whole battery of blasts struck him. Hall, who was 10 [years old and lived in Shasta, leaves a family. i Travelers over the summit are loud in their praise of Lieut. Prosser for the relief station he had built there. The building is a very comfortable one and has sufficient accommodations for a half dozen men and twice that i number of horses. It is especial ly useful for the men engaged in keeping the trail open. Subscribe for the Prospector. I i GRUESOME SIGHT IN OLD MEXICO Gruesome Spectacle Seen by Travelers Along Roads In the State of Mexioo. Mexico City, Jan. 2—Sixty reb els, hanging from trees, were counted by persons traveling by road yesterday from Las Cruces to Temascaltepec in the State of Mexico. This is one of the results of the campaign conducted against the rebels in that district by Col. RiverolL llis troops yesterday defeated a detachment of rebels at Las' Cruces. Passengers coming from the north report that the nine bodies of rebels were seen hanging from telegraph poles near the town of Pedrisena. From the stale of Mexico the rebels are making their way into the stale of Morelos. Railway communication between the cap ital and Cuernavaca is again in terrupted. MWfire OVER PALZER Wins Fight in Eighteenth Hound! After Transforming Palzer’s Face to Raw Meat. Vernon, Cal., Jan. 2.--McCarty whipped Palzer in the eighteenth round. The tight was pretty ev enly matched and cleverly fought by both men until the ninth round, when McCarty waded into Palzer, viciously landing telling blows continuously. From the tenth round McCarty landed at will, cutting Palzer's right eyelid so it hung down, im mediately after bruising the left so that he had Palzer at his mercy, though the latter fought on gamely. In the eighteenth round Pal zer was helpless and could not defend himself. His face was a piece of raw meat when the ref eree awarded the tight to Mc CaVty, who was practically un marked. NORTHWESTERN LEAVES SEATTLE Seattle, Jan. 2.—The steamship Northwestern, of file Alaska Steamship company, left here at five o'clock on the evening of December 31st in accordance with a new schedule by which steamers of that line will leave Seattle on the 9th, 19th and 29th of each month, instead of the 1st, tOth and 20th of each month, as heretofore. Passengers for Valdez are A. F. Hoffman ami T. J. Welcher. The' blocking of trains on the Copper River road has stopped many ^passengers bound for the interior from sailing. There is a well defined rumor here that the mail will hereafter be routed by way of Valdez, instead of Cor dova. on account of the uncer tainty of getting the interior mail through over the railroad. Gentle horse ana comfortable cutter for lent by day or hour. Rate reasonable. Apply Fred. Fish, phone 47. 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