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Valdez daily prospector. (Valdez, Alaska) 1905-1918, February 25, 1913, Image 1

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Ualta Hatlti Jlrflapwte
Captain Sein, Former Alaskan
Whaler, Will Head Colony
After Canal Opens.
Washingl on, i>. I'i'Ii. 25.
(Caplain Sein ami (inv. Sulzer
have arranged I" colonize Alaska
as soon as Ihe Panama canal is
opened and will send llinusands
of foreigners from Ihe east direct
to Alaska and place I hem on
farms in the (Copper Hiver valley,
(Cook Inlet country and Ihe Tan
ana valley.
(Captain Sein was in command
of a whaler in Alaska lor many
years and lie believes Dial Ihou
sands of the farmers of northern
Europe could find homes in Alas
(i o v, Sulzer is aiding Ihe plan
heeause he believes llial Ihe
areal area of land in this noi l h
ern domain may he utilized for
the building of thousands of
homes mi l a prosperous people.
No Error in Trial of Geo. Mathe
son, Who Received Life
Sentence for Murder.
Washington, I*. •I <• I>.
Till- I nil.'ll Slates Sllpl'c. F.IUII'I
11 e|a,v handed down its dee is inn
ill I 11 e ea-e o ! < i e 11 r g c M a I 11 e s 1111.
,,| I'aii liaiiks. w ho was eonvieled
of in ii I'der a I I lie term n I eon rl
held hy .lodge Lyons in Fair
hanks. and who appealed from
Ihe verdiel of the trial eourl.
They lind no error in I lie ease
and susl ain I lie lower eourl.
Malheson was sentenced In life
imprisonment hy Judge Lyons
after I lie .jury had found him
Riiilly of murder in Hie lirsl de
cree willuuil capital punishment.
Malheson murdered a man in
Ihe Forty-mile country. wit Ii
whom he had had a fight in a sa
loon, and when separated hy the
bystanders lie went to bis cabin
got I lie gun and came back to
kill. One of the bystanders tried
lo take the gun away from him
tml was not quick enough and
the deceased was killed as he was
trying lo hark away from the en
raged man.
The murderer was only -Mi
years obi and an aged mother
and father sat through the trial,
the mother weeping and Ihe fath
er without shedding a tear, tml
suffering the agony of hell, hop
ing I lull some loophole might
I uni up by which his boy might
he freed. The ‘evidence, however,
was so strong Hint the jury re
turned a verdict of guilty of mur
der in the lirsl degree.
District Attorney C.rosslev
prosecuted Ihe case. Malhesmi's
defense was insanity
Washington, i>. H.. Feb. -Mi.—
The Semite judicial eommillee to
day rendered a report favorable
to iDe conllrmation of Judge 0.
W. Howard, of Mellingliaui, after
investigating Hie charges made
against him by people of Wash
ington and by Senator Poindex
ler. .No hope is held out for his
confirmation, as the Democrats
have determined lo hold up all
Tall appointments until the end
of the session.
United States Troops Ordered to Stop Texas Militia Entering
Mexico—Governor Colquitt Mobilizing State Troops—
America to Intervene Soon After President
Wilson Takes Office.
Galveston, Tex-, Feb. 25.--Foui
companies of Texas militia cross
ed the border yesterday and res
cued Americans at Matamoras
scaring the Mexicans and putting
them to flight. Upon arrival ol
the militia the rebel and federa
forces took to the hills on th<
double quick and not a shot was
fired by the Americans, but theii
presence alone was sufficient tc
protect citizens of the Unitec
States, who were being attackec
by the Mexicans.
Governor Colquitt, of Texas
has ordered the malitia of ths
| state to be ready at a moment's
notice, and supplies have beer
gathered by the state to prepars
for an invasion of Mexico, anc
people on the border have aboul
made up their minds' that ths
conditions in Mexico need decis
ive action to protect our citizens
in that country. A crash is ex
pected at any moment betweer
the United States Regulars anc
the Texas militia if an attempt is
made to stop the Texas militia
men from crossing the border.
Washington, D. C., Feb. 25.—
; Brigadier General Stever, in com
! mand of the troops on the border,
1 has been ordered by the War de
partment to prevent the crossing
I of the Texas militia into Mexico
j if he has to “arrest the entire
' | state militia. Trouble is feared,
i ; as the Texans seem determined
j on crossing the border if the
i present crisis is not relieved im
mediately. President- Taft has
ordered more troops in readiness
i and any effort on the part of the
; Mexicans to take advantage of the
inauguration and change of ad
ministrations will be foiled, as
the present administration has
been in constant communication
with the president-elect and a
special officer of the Department
of State is with the next presi
dent, who is advised of the affairs
of the State department. Presi
dent Taft’s orders to mobilize the
troops on the border are being
carried out and the day of the
change of administration the
Anierican forces will be in posi
tion to intervene if the incoming
Pn Bident should think it neces
sai f.
I lexico City, Feb. 25.—The for
eig i diplomats have decided to
aciept the explanation of the
Huerta government as to the
manner of the death of Afladero
anp the people of the city are de
teifnined to believe the btory as
issued by the government and are
gap, parading the streets and
banqueting the army and making
'qThe Britishers in the city have
emulated a petition to which
mlfty British and foreigners have
[affixed their signatures, thank
| ingf Ambassador Wilson for
prqtecting the lives of the foreign
population of the city. Ambas
sador Wilson has been untiring
in his efforts to secure protection
for the American and foreign in
habitants of the city, and went so
far as to threaten to request the
American government to inter
vene, in which event dire vengen
ance would be visited on all con
nected with any outrage against
New York, Feb. 25.—The papers
of this city are loud in their de
nunciation of the murder of Ma
dero and spare no words in call
ing it a cold-blooded murder, and
predict that no government can
survive such an inauguration
El Paso, Tex., Feb. 25.—Yaqui
Indians have started on the war
path to avenge the death of Nla
dero and are murdering and rob
bing all they And in their path.
The government has withdrawn
all the loyal troops to the capital
as fast as possible and the thinly
settled sections of the country are
given over to the rebels, who are
looting and burning the buildings
and stealing all the cattle and live
President-elect Wilson So An- i
nounces—Tariff Pledges
Must be Kept.

Trenton, .V •)., fob. 25.--Presi
dent-elect Wilson today announ
ced that be would convene con
gress on April first in special
session for the purpose of revis
ing Hie tariff and carrying out
other pledges made by the Dent- i
ncrats in their party platform.
“The lariff will he the most im
portant legislation taken up ill
the special session," says the in
coming prehidenf, “and the re
vision must be downward, and il
musl In* a material cut."
los anTeleT
; Five Inches of vyater in 24
Hours Breaks Record and
Does Much Damage.
I .os Angeles, fell. 25.--This
Icily is lbinded today by I be deluge
, <if rain which Inis fallen in Ihe
ipasl 2i hours. Thousands of
j dollars damage has been caus
|ciI by the water. Cellars are all
! full and much merchandise de
The precipitation of live inch
es of waler in 2i hours is a rec
lin'd for this city.
I - I
i Just, received on the Mariposa,
<i lino of dresses al Harvey’s Tog
| gory.
fresh caught fish, lake trout,
, fed snapper and halibut at the]
Valdez Cafe.
Under the page-wide headline,
“Valdez Trail a Death Trap,” the
Cordova Alaskan prints the fol
lowing :
“The mild weather of the past
week has had its effect on the
government trail from Valdez to
Willow creek and conditions are
such that travel over that road
at the present time is not only
slow but very dangerous. The
snow is so deep and soft that it
is almost impossible for teoms to
make any headway, when trayql
ing light, and freighting is out of
the question. A well authenticat
ed report is brought from Val
dez to the effect that Bob McIn
tosh, who runs the passenger
stage, lost three horses on the
summit, and two private parties
going into Fairbanks had to aban
don the trip. In the oases cited
the horses floundered in soft
snow until they Anally had to be
cut loose from the sleds and
abandoned Later when an at
tempt was made to rescue them
they were found frozen to death.
They evidently became exhaust
ed from the efforts to extricate
themselves and perished on the
“Numerous stories of hard
ships endured are reported by
those who have recently attempt
ed to travel over the Valdez trail
and if the present weather con
tinues but few people wilt want
to make the trip over the danger
ous Thompson’s Pass.”
'The Prospector reprints the
above to show what a really ad
mirable writer of Action tin*
Alaskan maintains, ami further
In show how wrathful the railroad
town is over the success of Val
dez in carrying through mail and
passengers since Cordova fell
down hopeless ill Hu* task I wo
inoiilhs ago.
L-'or the henelil of exchanges
who read both the Alaskan anti
the Prospector, il is here staled
that the foregoing Alaskan
“story” is true except in the fol
lowing minor particulars:
Travel over Ihe Valdez trail is
neither slow nor dangerous,
I hough beyond Tiek'nell the road
is a little sofl for heavy loads.
At least 100 teams are hauling
freight beyond the summit of
Thompson pass and are making
ordinary speed without difficulty.
Several of them are taking sup
plies to Chitina to relieve Ihe food
shortage there, caused by I he .
railroad blockade. The mail is
going through on schedule lime.
McIntosh has lost no horses on
the summit or anywhere else. No
body going inside' has abandoned
the trip. Nobody has sullered any
hardship, because Ihe weather
has been ideal for wilder travel
ing all through February. No
horses have been left in loose
snow lo freeze to death.
The "numerous stories ol
hardship endured” are the kind
of “stories" your mamma used lo
spauk you for telling when you
were) a kid.
Far be il from the Prospector
to insinuate tliai Ihe Alaskan is
trying to hold people in Cordova
lo shoot their wads there until
fruition of Ihe perpetually reced
ing promise I hat “Ihe railroad
will be open in three days.’
In all kindness and humility.
Hie Prospector does feel moved!
lo remind Ihe Alaskan of Josh
Hillings' epigram:
“It’s belteir "not lo know so
many things Ilian to know so j
' many things that ain't so.” j
So Says a Dispatch From Bel
grade—Direct Negotiations
London, Full. -3-V ilis|nilcl»
from, Belgrade says Hint I lie
I'orte has commenced diced ne
gotiations with tile allies for a
cessation of hostilities between
the Turks and the. allies.
It is pointed out here that the
best and surest way to peace
would be by direct negotiations
instead of through some one of
the European powers, as all the
other powers would be suspic
ious of the one entrusted with the
commission from the Porte to
conclude peace terms.
Commander Says Has Only a
Week’s Provisions for His
Men—Much Suffering.
Constantinople, Feb. '-’5.--The
commander of the Turkish
stronghold at Adriauople has
wired his government here that
the city can not hold out more
than a week, as lie has only seven
days' provisions left and the men
have been on half rations lor
some time.
He reports the suffering in the
city among tile poorer class and
also among civilians as much
worse than in Hie army.
It is expected that the gov
ernment will grant permission to
surrender the city to the. invest
ing army of the allies unless
peace is negotiated within a few
lays. j . „ Y
Government Makes Application
Stop Linemen Interfering
First Time in History.
Chicago. III.. I'oh. ’.’5.--For the
lirsl lime in I lie history of the
railed Slates Ihe goveniment lilts
applied lo a federal judge lo is
sue an iuj unci ion i o pres out
strikers interfering with men
who hav e taken I heir places.
Tin* I’oslal Fnion operators
now Oil slrike caused Ihe I rouble
and Ihe goveril lileiil does not
want the telegraph lines put nut
of business. I herefore I he appli
ealion. The ease will be argued
tomorrow and the be-1 legal tal
ent oi l lie middle west have been
retained J*\ Ihe labor unions lo
lig III I lie ease. ;|' I Ilex do not VV is It
Ihe present ea-e lo sel a pl’eee
| dent.
! C. .1. Todd relumed on lie
! sleamer ll is morning.
'Rotary Has Reached Mile 91— Ice
On Tracks Causes Trouble—
j 300 Men Working.
"Tin- Ik -nli i\ a ro • a < I \\ ill' I > ■ ■ • • J • -
; en 111 a lew day .-ay - 1 ieiieral
1 Agent True.'. who was a llirougli
; passenger on llie Maripo>n. " I ew
■ i'll appreeial e I lie l a-k 11 w a~ I<
open I lie line mi i I're- nleiil I tax I er
janilouneeil I a -1 fall I lull lie would
i keep I lie 11 lie open all wilder and
lie 1111 end' I o make good. dull
iiiwi are working, picking tin* ice
j from I Im I raeks. luu men we had
| I o gel from Seal I |e."
"We liavr used only one rotary
idearing lliu track, and ill mile 5CS
wc will reach the other rotary
and il will lie immediately he
senl In Cordova and repaired amt
then he used to keep the line open
from Cordova to Teikel and one
rotary will he stationed at the up
per end of the line."
“We will clear the track and
keep il clear the balance of the
wilder as wc promised the oper
ators of the interior Iasi fall,
Ih;d the road would tie open this
winter and they depend on us to
keep our word, that they may ship
their freight in for the summer
“Stipl. Cursor, the new head of
I lie road, has assumed active
j charge of the work and no man
I could do better work Ilian he is
I doing. lie has been with the
company since the lirsl spike was
[driven and knows tIn* mail like a
In ii d<.
"The mill ing of I he mail is up
| to the contractor and the I’nst
ntl'ice department, and the rail
load has nothing In do with il.”
says Mr. Tracy, “lull wc will lie
i aide In handle il on the arrival of
I he Northwestern if all goes
I law.son. Fell. -5.--Tile big
dredge ow ned by I lie Cuggenheim
exploration Co. was dynamited
last night and damage
was done to it. This is the larg
est dredge in Ibis seel ion and
I oust over a quarter of a million
[dollars. The Northwestern police
jure investigating the outrage.
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