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VALDEZ, ALASKA, THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 1913. HO. 160.
VOL. 9. ___ _
LISH OBJECT
CALIFORNIA LAW
Have Millions Invested in State
and Ask Protection of Their
Home Government.
Sacramento, (Lai., April 17.—
The action of the lower house of
the state legislature, which yes
terday passed the alien laud law,
which prohibits any but Ameri
cans from holding land in this
state, has caused I lie English
companies, which have large
holdings of land, to protest and
they have also appealed to I lie
English government I" protect
them in I heir investments, which,
under (be contemplated law, they
would have to sell at a sacrifice.
The members of the legislature
arc surprised at the enormous
amount of foreign capital invest
ed in I be slate and it is feared
that the law, as now drawn, can
not be passed, as il would cause
the price of real estate to drop.
IH MOTS
NEW COMMITTEES
Men Who Will Serve on Municipal
Committees for Ensuing Year
Are Named.
Mayor Ritchie, who is now in
Conlova al tending court, lias sent
to the clerk of I lie city council
the appointments for the ensuing
year, and they are as follows:
Public Health and Police Pro
tection—Chisholm, Finical and
Wheal.
Finance and Claims—McCal
lum, King and While.
Law and Ordinance—McCuI
lum, Chisholm. White.
Purchasing- Commit lei*—Wheal.
Finical and King. «
Sewerage and Wharfage—Chis
holm, McCallurn and While.
Fire Protection and Water-Sup
ply— Finical. Wheal and Chis
holm.
Slredls and SI reel. Lighting—
Finical, McCallurn and King.
Assessment and Collection of
Taxes—Wheat, King and While.
Elections and Printing—King.
Wheat and Finical.
Permanent , Improvements- -
White. Chisholm and McCallurn.
The Valdez Mercantile com
pany has received a shipment of
eight-day alarm clocks which re
quire winding but once a week,
and which would almost wake the
dead by their clamoring. If is
said that Marvin Hurl'ord had
I hem made especially for Walter
Elliot, who remains out late at
night, and sleeps late of morn
ings.
Arrangements for lire Mining
Edition of the Weekly Miner are
going forward rapidly and those
who wish to secure space in this
publication should call at the of
lice immediately.
Japs Borrow a Big Wad.
Tokio, Japan, April 17.—The
Japanese government has suc
ceeded in placing a loan for $38,
nno.ono with 'French bankers.
Dora Left Seattle.
The Dora left Seattle for Sew
ard on the 16th inst. and will
lake the next trip westward from
Seward to Unalaska.
FOR RENT—Furnished house
complete, one block from town.
Rent reasonable. Inquire at the
Prospector.
Does your watch need repair
ing’ Sec Reinke. I he w atch doc
tor.
STRIKERS WIN 1
I
Harvester Trust to Recognize the
Union and Will Pay High
er Wages.
Auburn, N. Y., April 17.—Tin*
strike of the twine operators here
was settled today when the trust
recognized the unions and also
granted a minimum wage.
The Harvester Trust, which
owns the mills, announced that
they would move the factories
from I lie town, but the strikers j
remained out and finally won.
when they received recognition of i
their union and a higher working
wage.
kS tl. S. SENATOR
Took Seat at Noon Today—Receiv
ed Long Term—Was Dock
Hand In Seattle.
Washington, l». (’... April 17.
James Hamilton Lewis, the form
er dock hand of Seattle!,' was
sworn in as United Stales sen
ator for the state of Illinois lo
day.
Lewis was elected by the slate
legislature after an agreement
was made between the Democrats
and Republicans of the legislature
to give the Democrats tlie' long
term and the Republicans the
short term.
.1. C. Marlin returned - mi the
Northwestern after spending the
wilder in the stales.
CMS. CRANE Mil
GO_TO RUSSIA
Washington, D. C.. April 17.
Charles Crane, of Chicago, is be
ing considered for the ambassa
dorship to. St. Petersburg, and it
is generally believed he will re
ceive the appointment. He was
one of the largest contributors lo
the Wilson campaign fund.
RESUME PROBE OF
WASHINGTON COPS
Washington, I). C., April 17.
The investigation into the lack of
police protection for the suffra
gettes who paraded the streets of
Ibis city March 3rd, and were as
saulted by .drunks and rowdies,
lias been resumed.
Dr. von (Spnther, proprietor of
I he Phoenix hotel, has had the
interior of Ihe building complete
ly repainted and varnisheki and
the rooms have been placed in
excellent shape.
General Agent Tracy, of Cor
dova, of Ihe Alaska Steamship
Co., was a through passenger on
the Northwestern.
A1 vali Karnes, who recently
made1 a trip to the states, return
ed to his home in Cordova on the
Northwestern.
M. J. Callaghan, superintendent
of the Alice mines, came to Val
nez yesterday on the Viking.
\V. Clendenning returned on
the Northwestern from the
stales.
Dougherty & Ferguson receiv
ed on the steamer Sampson a
supply pf fresh groceries, fruit
and vegetables.
ROBERT JENNINGS NAMED
TO SUCCEED JUDGE LYONS
Washington, D. C., April 17.—
Robert W. Jennings, the defeated
Democratic candidate for dele
gate at the last territorial elec
tion, was today nominated as
judge of the First division by
President WHson. His name was
sent to the Senate shortly after
noon.
The appointment of Jennings
was expected by AlaSkans in
Washington, but charges were
made against the candidate, ft
Is predicted that an effort will
be made to transfer Jennings to
Valdez, as he Is interested in many
cases pending in the First divis
ion.
WHITE SLAVE LAW
PISSES THE HOUSE
Amendment Made to Allow for the
Suspension of Sentence—Aim
ed at Pink Cuff Boys.
.Iiiiieuu. April J7.—'I'll** House
judiciary coiuinillce introduced in
the House, under a suspension of.
I he rules, a subst it ute for the
Millard white slave law. The new
hill provides a suspension of sen
tence, allowing ten days for the
parlies to leave town and make
for newer fields, or go to prison.
The bill was passed in the lower
branch of the legislature. ,
The measure is aimed al I lie
pink cull' gentry who live on the
earnings of fallen women.
I - The Senate appointed a confer
ence committee to consider flu*
difference bed ween the House and
the Senate.on . the- Ro«b“i+-Half
eight-hour law for miners. II is
expected that I he House will al
so appoint a cominillee for Hie
same purpose today.
The House today passed the
Svindscih bill creating a territor
ial treasurer and also the joint
memorial introduced by Repre
sentative Kelly asking for a
change in the law relating to ap
pointment. of registers and re
ceivers and also establishing a
land office at Seward
HARVESTER TRUST
IS UNDER FIRE
Kansas City, Mo., April 17.—
Tin* hearings into the methods of
tin* -Harvester Trust was resumed
here today and many farmers and
dealers in farm, implements were
called to testify. The evidence
so far received shows that hard
ware dealers who handled opposi
tion hinders were driven out of
business by the trust and that
hinders were sold for less than
cost when the trust was light
ing a competitor, and that the
price was immiediately elevated
when the competitors were sold
out by I he sheriff.
WOULD SELL VOTE
AND IS EXPELLED
Concord, N'. 11., April 17.— The
stale legislature expelled Repre
sentative Snow today, who was
found guilty of offering to sell his
vote for the election of a senator
in the recent deadlock. <
LOCAL BREVITIES.

Superintendent Ray Millard, of
the Cliff mine, came lo town yes
terday on the launch Viking,
bringing two large bricks of gold
from the mine.
The Northwestern called at Ft.
Liscum yesterday afternoon to
bring the members of the Wed
nesday Club to Valdez. The mem
bers were the guests "of Mrs.
O’Neil.
WANTED TO RENT—A piano.
Cal at the Prospector.
Reinke. expert repairer, at the
Valdez Dr.ug company. <
. . • .*• t • / • •
HUERTA WOULD
HIVE DICTATOR
~ I
Has Appointed Carranza as Pres
ident After June 15th—Peo
ple Object.
Mexico City, Mex.. April 17.
II Ims been oll'icially .staled here
that Senor Carranza is lo be in
augurated president on June.MBth
by Huerta. The people are arous
ed and claim that it is an attempt
hy Huerta to establish a dictator
ship. They are demanding the
immediate resignation of Huerta.
Tin; crowds have been disper
sed in the city and troops are
drawn up about the palace and
trouble is feared any moment.
The iron rule of Huerta has caus
ed much dissatisfaction and every
state in the federation is in open
revolt and the federal troops are
unable,to suppress,the. repeated
(Temonstralimis against the gov
ernment.
SWANITZ COMING
ON THE NEXT BOAT
Seattle. April I 7.--Col. Swan it/..
I lie engineer in eliurge of the
const met ion and maintenance of
I lie Alaska Northern railroad,
will leave Seattle on (tie 19th,
and predicts that much work will
tie done this season on the Sew
ard road.
FROST ACQUITTAL
GIVES SATISFACTION
Heal tie, April 17.— Many Alas
kans in this eily have wired con
gratulations to A. (7. Frost and
Frank Watson upon the result of
the trials recently completed at
Chicago. It is not believed here
that the government will try any
of the remaining indictments.
The verdict has given much
satisfaction lo Alaskans here, who
predict that the end of gnvein
prosecution and that an era of
good times for the northern ter
ritory is in plain sight.
Judge Walker returned from
Cordova on the orlhwcstern.
TE8LIN LAKE A FROST,
IS THE LATEST NEWS
Seattle. April 17—The latest
reports received here about the
new strike in the Teslin Lake
country are that it is a frost and
that nothing has been found to
justify the stampede.
'83IAIA3MR IVOOT
Jack Gann and wife, who have
been to. Chicago, returned to Val
dez on the Northwestern Inst
night.
J. M; Davis, who has been
working on the Sealey-Davis
claims on Slump bay, came to
Valdez yesterday on the* V.«ting
!!»• will remain here for a few
days and then return In the camp.
Mr. and Mrs. Patten, who we
to Chicago, where Mr. Patten was
called as a witness for the gov
ernment in the Frost coal cases,
returned to Valdez yesterday.
m DEPARTMENT
We Have Only Twenty-eight,
While Germany Has 400—
We Rank Fourteenth.
Washington, I*. C... April 17.
In a statement made public yes
terday by the War department, it
was shown that the United States
was poorly equipped with aero
planes. We rank fourteenth in
the list with 28 aeroplanes,
which cost a half million dollars,
while (iermany has 400 aero
planes. which cost them over s;{._
000,000.
The War department is desir
ous of having a large appropria
tion to construct many new ma
chines.
foresTfires
SOUTH DAKOTA
Millions of Feet of Timber Burn
ed Near Deadwood, and Town
is Also in Danger.
Deadwood,. April I/.--Thou
sands of men are in the hills near
hore lighting the forest, tires,
which have already destroyed mil
lions of feet of timber in the
Alack Hills and unless the weath
er changes and the lire lighters
are aided by rain, it is not ex
pected that they will be able to
save this town.
Forest rangers from all parts
of the western slates have been
rushed to the scene* to assist in
directing the work of turning the
fire.
BULGARSARRANGE
TRUCE WITH TURKS
London, April I 7.—A ten-days
I met has been arranged between
the Bulgarians and the Turks and
for.a short lime the battle about
the city of Constantinople will
cease.
It is expected that before I lie
ten days are up the two countries
will be able to come to terms of
peace.
SCHOONER FOR A NICKEL
AT THE CITY OF JUNEAU
Tire saloonkeepers tried to
force the Seattle brewers to eonT
pel the Louvre saloon lo quit
selling beer for live cents a, glass j
but without success. The local
brewery was appealed lo, but the
Louvre is still selling beer for a
nickel and claim lo be making
plent of money at that price.
\Y. .1, \\'i iglit arrived on yester
day’s boat.
Ed. (Iriset, the Cordova trails-j
ter man, arrived yesterday from
tin* railroad town.
I)r. Hopkins and wife relurned
to Valdez on yesterday’s steamer.
Change of program al the Or
plieuin tonight.
WANTED—A cook: inquire- of
Cot. O’Neil at Fort Liseum.
If you want alt the news all the
time; read the Prospector.
FOR SALE—A Smith-Premier
typewriter, in first-class shape.
Call al the Valdez Transfer Co.
Dougherty & Ferguson receiv
ed on the steamer Sampson a
supply of fresh groceries, fruit
arid vegetables.
UNDERWOOD WINS
WOOL SCREDULE
Claims That President Wilson De
mands Free Sugar and Wool
—A Bitter Fight.
Washington, I). (7.. April 17.—
The caucus of Democrats, who
are passing the l.arill" schedule by
sections, yesterday passed the ad
ministration wool schedule, which
provides for free entry into the
country of wool.
The wool men fought bitterly
for protection, claiming Hint Un
industries of their respective reg
ions would be destroyed, but Un
derwood refused to listen and af
ter a long debate and much bitter
talk the amendments wen* voted
down and free wool accepted.
President Wilson has only sug
gested that sugar and wool be ad
mitted free, says Underwood, and
all the power of the administra
tion will be. used to compel the
free entrance of these commodi
ties, he says.
NORTHWESTERN
FROM SOUTH
*
Brings Number of Old-timers
Back to Valdez—Will Take
Ore South.
The S. S. .N'nrl hweslern, ill
command nf Captain Hunter, ar
rived at Valdez al t’> o'clock last,
evening and left fur I fie westward
al 10:1111. Several old-1 imers re
turned mi 111e ItoaI.
.Ninety-one Ions of freight was
liroiighl to Valdez, and lit steer
age passengers, vv ho are hound
for tile interior gold ramps, came
In Valdez and will leave over the
trail tomorrow.
The .Northwestern will lake
1,000 Ions of ore from l.atouehe
to Tacoma.
Following were I he passengers
for Ya’ldez: W. .1. Wright, Ross
Radon and wife. R. Herkenroth,
l)r. Hopkins and wife, .). H. Canu
and wife, Alfred B. lies, H. C.
'Blankenship. (). B. DeWitll, Jess
C. Marlin. Alex, (traliam and 13
steerage.
From Cordova for Valdez:
.lodge* Walker, Fd. (inset, and.
Mrs. Mingslcy for Seward.
Tom McGill, who has spent the
past in days as doorkeeper for
the House of Representatives »l
Juneau, returned to town on lasL
night's steamer. His place as
doorkeeper was taken by a young
lady stenographer from Ketchi
kan.
A large number attended the
Wednesday night dance last night,
at Moose hall and the dances are
becoming more popular each
week.
Lieut. Prosser has had the side
walks about the cable office clear
ed of snow.
]•’. I’. Irons, special officer of
the Fairbanks section for the
prevention of the sale of liquor
to natives, reports that there are
very few violations of law in that
part of the country.
Great quantities of furs have
been taken during the past win
ter in the Salehaket district, and
all in tine condition.
Speaking of yearly outputs,
Koyukuk steps into the $300,000,
class for 1913.
FURNISHED ROOMS with or
without board. Ibex House, Key
stone Ave. Mrs. H. Sharts.
Just received at Harvey’s Tog
gery, a nice line of spring and"
summer coats. j_;

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