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VQL 9 VALDEZ, ALASKA, MONDAY, APRIL 21,1913. NO. 163.
WOULD DEFEAT THE DEW TARIFF Telegrams Pour in on Senators Asking Them to Beat Admin istration Measure. Washington, D. C., April 21 — From all parts of the country messages are pouring in on the Republican senators asking them to defeat the present adminis tration tariff bill, which, it is as serted, will ruin Ihe prosperity of Ihe country. Hundreds of messages have been received by members of the House, but it is expected that any effort to defeat the measure must be made in the Senate if it is to be successful. The Democratic margin in Ihe upper House is so slight lhal with the aid of the dissatisfied senators from Louis iana and the representatives from the lumber slates they may be able lo defeat the bill unless amended. — NO REBATE FOB AMERICAN SHIPS Underwood Opposes Proposition to Lower Tariff 5 Per Cent on Imports American Bottoms. Washington, l>. C„ April -I — The Democratic caucus defeated I he^illetnpl of some of the mem bers to reduce the tariff rues 5 per cen| on all goods iniporled into the country' in American bot toms. Underwood refused lo allow I lie amendment to pass, claiming that a ship subsidy was the prop er course lo pursue and not a rebate system. Those in favor of tlie rebate claimed it was the surest and ipiirkest way lo build up a great merehanl marine and not lax the people. . The caucuses of tile Democrat ic members have left much bad blood and it is expected that an open rupture between ihe Con gressional delegation from Lou isiana and the Underwood admin istration machine will follow the tight against free sugar. LOCAL BREVITIES. Win. Harrington will leave for Landlock tomorrow. Charles Fowlkes, of Ihe Cliff mine, is in town for a short visit. Ted Noon is sick at the Cliff mine. He is suffering from an attack of la grippe. Ceorge Hobart is seriously sick al Seattle, where lie went lo un dergo an operation. The June arrived from Kllamar this afternoon and will prepare for the fishing season. Jim Beatles, who has spent the winter at Kllamar. arrived to town today. JetT Devinney. foreman of the Kllamar mine, was injured when he fell down the shaft. The ex tent of his injury is not known. Ed. Suski, who has been work f mg for the road commission, re turned to town last Saturday af ternoon. John Feinbloom cuntemplaf.es a visit to Jerusalem as soon as the fJuggenheims come through for the Midas mine. . Talk about your bargains a! Adler’s. Change of program at the Or pheum tomorrow night. PEACE IN SIGHT FOR THE MS Excepting Montenegro All the Al lies Sign Armistice—Pow ers Hopeful. Constantinople, April 21.—All the allies fighting the Turks have signed an armistice with the ex ception of the Montenegrins and they refuse to do so unless the present plans for peace are re vised so as to allow the city of Scutari lo remain in the posses sion of the Montenegrins. The powers are hopeful of forc ing the acceptance of the teems of peace, making an independent stale of Albania In I lie Monteneg rins. HEAVY COST OF BRUSSELS STRIKE Estimated 400,000 Men Involved and Loss of $2,000,000 Daily. Brussels, Belgium, April 21.— The strike for the right, to vote now involves more than 400,000 men and it is costing $2,000,000 daily in lost wages and expense In the government of'protecting property. The “reds” claim I hey have plenty of money to continue the strike until the governmeVit con cedes them the right lo vole. BIG CELEBRATION FOR 4TH OF JULY May Have Contests With Other | Towns—Big Prize to be Of fered for Rook Drillers. - I The merchants of Valdez are already discussing plans for a Fourth of July celebration, which will eclipse anything ever held in this section. It is expected to have a three-day celebration and have the miners from the many properties around the bay and at Port Wells, and Ellamar come to town. The largest prize will he giv en in the rock drilling contest, and the first prize will be $250, and a second of $100 or $150, ac cording to present arrangements. A ball game will be arranged with one of the neighboring towns and possibly a team from Seward, Cordova and Fort Li'scum may compete in I he Hirer days' contest. The Fire department is expect ed lo arrange the details of the celebration. alamedTleaves CITYJF_SEATTLE Seattle, April 21.—The Alame da, of the Alaska Steamship Co., sailed north last Saturday with a large passenger list and much freight. The following passen gers ijre headed for Valdez: It. C. Bennett, A. B. Bennett, D. Phillips, E. W. Brown, H. Water man, Marie Smith. M. Kensinger, J. Whitaker, S. Emerson, Sam uel Cregg. W. Morton. • • f I ENORMOUS GRAFT INAUGURAL BALL So Says President Wilson’s Sister, Mrs. Howe, Who Is Now in Paris. Paris, April 2^1.—Mrs. Howe, a sister of President Wilson, made the statement here that the rea son her brother would not have an inaugural ball was because of the great graft which has always taen place in arranging the func tion. ^ The slalemenl has caused a sensation as it is the first reason given by any one near the presi dent fi*r the reason why no ball was held. MORGANS WILL IS PRORATE Son Receives Most of $200,000,000 Estate—Widow and Daugh ters $3,000,000 Each. New York, April 21—The will of J. Pierpont Morgan, who died recently at Home, was tiled to day with the surrogate and it is estimated that the llnancier was worth $200,000,000, which is mostly left to his son, J. Pier pont, Jr. In his will Mr. Morgan says that he beljeves “Ilia, .s^uL- --ipae* purged of’ali sin through the liv ing blood of Christ, who died up on I he cross for the atonement of man.” I'mir children survive Ihe dead linancier, and to the son Ihe bulk of Ihe estate is left. Tin* daugh ters and Ihe widow each receive three million in trust. The pri vate secretary received a bequest of $100,000; the valet who has attended him for many years, was remembered to Ihe tune of $25. 000, and live servants received $5,000 each. Only $750,000 was left |o char ily and many organizations were disappointed when the terms of the will were announced, as they had hoped to be remembered. It is said that millions was given the son while the1 father was still alive and that the firm has made more than half a billion dollars in the past decade. INGRAN RETURNS FROM INTERIOR Has Distributed 400 Tons of Freight the Past Winter Stock Left Inside. Jack Ingram, the superintend ent of the Road Commission, who lias pent the winter in the in terior arranging the distribution of the freight and planning the work for the summer, returned last Saturday, bringing Hi head of stork, tie reports the trail as near its end of usefulness for the season except on frosty morn ings. Four bundled tons of freight, including the bridge supplies, were handled the past winter. The commission had id horses working and most of them are still in.the interior for use of the construction crews. Bring your ioti work to the Prospector nlTire IF CHILD BORN IT IS MARRIAGE New Law Contemplated in Illinois to Make Illegitimates Legitimate. Chicago, April 21.—A hill has been introduced in the state leg islature which would legitimatize children, and the birth of the child would under the present law constitute a common law marriage ceremony, requiring di vorce to dissolve. It is hoped by this means to slop the birth of bastard chil dren, which the legislative inves tigating committee have found number thousands each year. ASK FOR TRAILS Predict Great Future for Cook Inlet Section—Have Large Plant. It. C. Dawson and D. II. Nut ter, mining operators in the Crow creek country, back of Seward, were through passengers on the Sampson. They are officers of the Alaska Crow Creek Mining company, which has a large hy draulic plant installed and they expect to resume work about June • twh- They have 17 men with them for the summer’s operations. “We have already taken out seven million yards of dead work and have our plant in shape to make a showing the coming sea son.” says Mr. Dawson. "We. have a large plant, using four fl inch giants and we expect to make the dirt fly. “The development work of our section has been retarded very much by th'e lack of trails and the first outlay of all properties is several thousand dollars for a passable trail. We are in hopes of securing government aid for this work and when more roads are built I he development of the outlying section will astound the people of other sections of the territory." * Louis I,arson, who spent the winter in the states, returned to Valdez on the Sampson. WEDDING BELLS BING TONIGHT Miss Nina Gifford, a Seattle Girl, and Jack Callin, be Mar ried at 7 Tonight. A romance of 10 years will be happily ended tonight when Judge Shepard ties the knot that will make Miss Nina Gifford, of Seat tle, and Jack Callin, the propri etor of the Arcade Cafe, one. Miss Gifford is a Seattle girl and arrived on the Sampson this morning accompanied by tier |mother, Mrs. Gifford. The cere mony will take place at 7 tonight at the future home of the eou jple in the Ivrau building. MtvCallin is one of the leading [business men of the town and has a host of friends who will wish him godspeed in his new under taking. Mrs. Gifford will make her home in Valdez, with her daughter and new son-in-law. BREWERS MAY START ON STRIKE Demand “Rest Hours" and Right to Tap the Brew When Wanted. Seattle, April 21.--All the brew eries operating in the Northwest may be closed because of the threatened strike of the 7,000 brewers and their helpers, who demand “rest hours” hours dur ing the day and the right to tap the brew as often as they desire. The brewers assert that the men are getting more now than is good for them and refuse to allow them “rest hours with the right t" tap I lie brew eonlinu ously.” STRONGiNAME SENT TO SENATE Juneau Editor Lands the Plum After Stiff Fight—Davidson Also Oats Job. Washington, I). C., April 21.— President Wilson today sent to the Senate the name of Major J. F. A Strong to succeed Gov ernor Clark of Alaska. Charles Davidson, of Fairbanks, was named as surveyor general. A. stilj JighL.was. made "against. Tfie appointment of Strong. Chas Davidson is a surveyor of Fairbanks, and was spoken of for national committeeman to suc ceed Daly. CORDOKITED BY HEAVY STORM Telephone and Telegraph Wires Down and Town in Darkness —Railroad Open. Word was received on I lie Sampson that the storm of the past week had done much dam age to the telephone wires about the railroad town, and had also put the wires from the electric light plant out of business anti left the town in darkness. The storm was the worst ex perienced at the railroad termi nus the past year, and blew ev erything not nailed down into the bay. The telephone line out the rail road was also put out of com mission but the road remained open. Tin1 new superintendent has his men working together and the long delays on the road are now only a memory. railrITbC UP NEXT FRIDAY Washington, It. C,., April 21. The House Committee on Terri tories will give a public hearing on the Alaska railroad bill next Friday. Considerable opposition has shown itself to the purchase of j the Cordova road and the Cana dian bank are hopeful that the road from Seward will be pur chased. Subscribe for the Prospector. SICK ELEPHANT TO BE DOCTORED Republican Convention Next June Have Representation Based on the Congressional Vote. New York, April 21—The Re publicans plan a four years’ cam paign beginning with the meeting at Boston on Grant’s birthday to rejuvinate the g. o. p. The leaders announce it will be a campaign of education. A convention will be held next June and it. is announced that a reform in tin; present methods of electing delegates to I lie nomi nating convention will be passed. Under I lie new rules the repre sentation will be based upon the vote cast at I he previous congres sional elect ion. This plan w ill do away with the control of the parly by llir soul hern vide. II. I>. Sullivan returned from Cordova on the Sampson. MEXICAN REBELS DYNAMITE TRAIN Seventy-five Soldiers Are Killed and Many Injured—Condi tions Worse. ' Et l*aso April -’I.—Tlie rebels dynamited a train containing troops being sent into Chihuahua and 75 soldiers are dead and many more injured. The dynamiting parly consisted of a few men. who immediately retreated to the hills and disap peared. The mobilizal ion of federal troops for Ihe invasion of the northern slates, which have se ceded. has started, hut the men are poorly equipped, the best reg iment being retained at tlie cap ital, where it is feared that an outbreak may commence at any lime. me resmenis 01 me nipmu are nervous because of I lie continued rumors of friction between Pres ident Huerta and lien. Felix Diaz and of plots and intrigues, even to the lixing of dates when a new battle may be expected in the streets, or the assassination of one or the other of the principals may be perpetrated. On Satur day so keen was the excitement that the president called ttic newspaper men to the palace af ter midnight and issued a format statement that he and Felix Diaz still were friends, and were work ing in harmony. Huerta’s state ment was duplicated by Diaz. The followers of Carranza, of Chihuahua, appear to tie less or ganized than those of Maytorena in Sonora, but many bands are harrassing a wide area through out Coahuila and in part of Nuevo l.e.on, and the new organization of rebels in the states of Durango and San I.tiis Potosi are greatly hampering the progress of (he federals. The government seems to re gard the situation in the North west as more delicate than that in Coahuila. (ten. Jose Mier is on his way to lake command of the campaign in that territory. The slow mobilization of forces along (lie Chihuahua-Sonora line continues. These are to be sup erintended by troops sent in transports to the west coast ports of (tuaymas and Mazatlan. The government asserts that it soon will have 10,1100 men in that reg ion, including many of Orozco’s army, commanded by old officers. Thus far few of Hie former reb els are engaged in the campaign. , Subscribe for th. Prospector.