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MUST PAT DUTY Democrats Favor Duty on Imports From Countries Which Tax Similar American Imports r --* Washington, L). G., June S).— The Democratic majority of ttie Senate finance committee have decided to place a duty on all im ports of meat, live stock, grain or Hour, which is imported into this country from any country which has a duly on American imports of similar products. The light for a duly on meats, ■ flour, grain and live stock has been made hy the grange and live stock associations of linn west, who say that they cannot com pete with the foreign cheap labor and sell at a profit. If the change in the tariff is agreed to by the Senate and low er House it will keep out of Amer ica the Canadian beef and grain, as that country imposes a duly on our meats and grains. SENATORS SEE VALDEZ PAPERS Containing Charges Against Ex um of Owning the Cribs at Chitina. Washing-Inn, I). C., June 0.— The Valdez, papers containing charges against Edward Exum, recently appointed marshal of the Third division, have heen shown to the senators of the judiciary ..mill,re and it is believed that Exum's name will be withdrawn or blocked indefinitely. The charge made against the appointee was that lie owned the cribs at Chitina. The charge was sustained by Exum’s sworn an swer in the case of Ilubinson ver sus Exum to recover S5(ll> due1 on a note, and Exum claimed the money was advanced for an un lawful purpose and that therefore it could not be collected. The unlawful purpose, ' he further slated was the erection of houses for immoral purposes in the re stricted district at Chitina. CHINK CHARGED WITH SELLING BOOZE Word was received by the mar shal’s office today |hat a China man had been arrested al Naknek charged with selling whiskey to natives. He was bound over to the grand jury, which will meet at Naknek when the floating court arrives. The message also told of the commitment of an insane fisherman at Dillingham, who will be sent ^o Morningside as soon as possible. „ Political Reformq Welcomed. There is a general effort being made to bring about the purity in politics that the people have been clamoring for in recent years. Whether the elimination of part ies will have the desired effect re mains !o be seen, ft is being tried in the smallest unit of govern ment at present (the cities and towns), and if it works there can be given further trials in county and state. The commission form of government being adopted in many towns and cities seems to be gaining in favor. Of course, any government depends on the character of nren who administer it, but the responsibility is so di rect in the commission .form'that it seems to have a good effect on the officeholder. Political reforms that promise relief from the old conditions, which were so un satisfactory, are welcomed by the mass of people. ANOTHER WAR IN THE EAST Bulgarians and Servians Are About to Battle for the Spoils of Hec®nt War. ' London, June’ 9.—Servia and Bulgaria are on the verge of war over the division of the spoils taken from Turkey in the recent war. The Bulgarians declare that the lighting was all done by them and that they are therefore en titled to have the preponderance of the captured territory, but King Peter of Servia says not so, that “we did the work and you liavf reaped the greatest reward and would take it all." Both armies have been notified and may start the lighting at any minute, as much bitter feeling has broke'n out. among the men. The irreeks are ready In aid the Serv ians and a treaty has been signed between the two countries by which each will aid the other against an attack by (lie Bulgars. COAL HEARINGS IN SPIRIT CITY Department of the Interior Would Cancel Willoughby Lo cations. Seattle, June !>.—The hearings ill the ease of the government against the locators of the Wil loughby locations of coal claims in the Bering ilistrirl started I day. The government is deter mined to contest the issuing of patents because of lack of work done by the owners prior to the location of claims. Neil McDonald, a propped nr, one of I he witnesses, lestilied that the claim was one of the best in the Bering', sect ion and that na ture had done all the work. The outcroppings of coal on the claim were exposed for many hundreds of feet, tie also testified that no work had been done by the loca tors to open the ground to prove they had a mine, as it was his, and I he opinion of every other man, wlm nan seen the claims, • hat ihe work done'by nature proved beyond a peradventure of a doubt that 11" claims were v a1 uable. The Department of the Interior is determined, however, to insist that the law was violated because of the failure to open the claims prior to the tiling jif applications for patent. Sovereign Rights of States. 'Since the state of California has passed the ibill concerning the right of aliens to own land in that state there has been much -aid about the sovereign rights of states. Among some of the things brought out is a discus sion of the sacredness of treat ies. in this connection it is well to remember that the federal con stitution declares that all treat ies made under the authority of the United States shall be the su preme law of the land. A treaty is even more binding than a law of congress, as the latter deals only with the people in our own land, while the treaty deals with our relations with foreign gov ernments, and must not be vio lated, the government or nation or state to the contrary notwith standing. No state has a sovereign right when it comes to foreign re lations. Win. Finical and his crew of inen left this morning for Mon tague island on the launch Fidal go. ‘ ■ • • RIVAL OPERATORS CAUSED STRIAE Feared Competition of West Vir ginia Coal Barons With Northern Operators. Charleston, \V. Va„ June 9.— John White, president of i the United Mine Workers, and IS as sociates and fellow officers in the organization have been indicted by (lie local grand jury for violat ing the Sherman anti-trust laws in that they conspired with the Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Il linois coal operators to maintain a strike in I lie West Virginia coal Holds and thus prevent the com petition of that coal with coal from I lie ol her stales. The correspondence between the operators and the union offi cial'-, which has been seized by the govih'iimenf. shows llial it lias intended to force the West Vir ginia jfiperalors to pay higher wages and thus be unable to com pete with the coal barons of the northern stales. The strike lias been going on for over a year and many min ers and deputies have, been kill ed in battles between guards and I strikers. Olio HabluLzer arrived from Solomon basin this morning. E Makes a Hit in London Theater —Danced Incognito But is Recognized. London. June U.—Evelyn Tl aw. who left New York with her two year-old son to bury herself in Europe and forget the past, ap peared las| night in a musical Comedy and made a hit dancing the Turkey Trot, Tango and id ti er dances. Evelyn was incognito hnl was easily recognized. New York. June 9.-Harry Thaw, who. is confined in the Mattewan asylum for the criminal insane, has denied that he is the father of the child taken by his wife to Europe and claimed by tier to be a son of Thaw’s. WIRELESS MEN ' LM STRIKE Seattle, June 9—Tile wireless operators who have been on strike for two months here demanding an increase in wages, have lost their strike and have gone back to work on the old schedule. The Marconi company were able to keep the boats supplied with operators by sending men from eastern stations to the west. II is worth noting that all the material used in the Ilium build ing as far as possible was/of na tive manufacture. The front be ing made by Crawford in lii.s wood working shop; the lumber was all cut here at the Copper River ^um ber company’s mill. The Sheet Metal Works are busy making skylights and other sheet metal work and in every way possible the firm have patronized “home industry.” The meeting tomorrow night of the A. B.’s will be the regular monthly social night and all members are requested to be present and‘bring their friends. / MEN RESCUED FROM GOAL MINE Only Two of the 40 Entombed Miners Are Dead But Several Are Badly Injured. Mount Carmel, Pa., June 9.— The members of the state and na tional mine rescue departments have.' succeeded in taking out the •Hi miners who were entombed by the explosion and fire last Satur day of coal damp. - Two of the men’taken out were dead. Seven were fright fully burn ed but are still alive and may re cover. The balance of the men were taken out without any ser ious injury. The work of the rescuers has received the Commendal ion of the people of this town, who had giv en up all hope id' saving the en tombed men, but the rescuers'en tered the.burning mine with the latest equipment and succeeded in driving the (ire back and clearing a way for the men. who had re treated to the old workings of the mine. Hundreds of women, the wives and children of the miners en tombed, were waiting at the en trance of the mine, when the miners were brought to the sur face and welcomed them as if they had returned from the dead. PASSES AWAY Was . Fired From Presbyterian Church in 1892 Because of Heresy. .New York. June !).—Hev. (diar ies Briggs died here at Illy age <>i' Tl\ He was a noted Presby terian wlio in I Kb:.’ was bred .. I be church and deprived of iiis standing in I lie assembly because of heresy. The noted preacher refused lo ielieve that Ihe doctrine of the (hureh which consigned unhap tiz.'d children lo hell was good church doctrine and for express ing those views he was tired from his church. lie was the author id' many religious works and the editor id' the Intermitional Theological li brary. ALASMDUCTS DIVORCE CASE San Francisco, June l).--Wal ler Soderburg, the Nome mining promoter, who is being sued by his wife for divorce, is conduct ing his own defense and examined himself today. He' testified that his wife had left him as soon as his money was gone, and refus ing to remain with or aid him ■when trophic came. The case will be decided today, as the evidence is all in. Walter Soderburg was a Nome rniidng operator and promoter ami recently lost all his money and went into voluntary bank ruptcy, owing $50,000. Messrs. Eckern, Grigsby and Goodwin made a trip down the bay to kill a bear, but returned without a bear hide, as bruin saw them first and made for the tall and uncut timbers. Colonel HieIrarrdson and Col onel Shanks made a trip out the government road yesterday' < 1 Who Grabbed Bridle at F.pson Race Track and Was Thrown —Is First Martyr. London, June. it.— Mrs. David son, who attempted to stop the horse ridden by King George at the Epson rare track, and was thrown' and injured, died last night at a local hospital, whetf? she had been taken after the ac cident. She is I lie first suffragette mar tyr and her comrades, in the at tempt to secure the ballot for women, have held many street, meetings eulogizing her, after which they went through the streets breaking windows and burning mail boxes' and doing all manner of damage to property. The police finally succeeded in dispersing the crowds and made, many arrests, but not before many women had been injured and much properly destroyed. EDITH BRINGS DIKE MACHINERY . Ten-Ton Donkey /or McIntosh and Nelson Brought From Cordova. • r..t • _ The* steam freighter Kililh ai rived in Valdez at I :3n today, bringing lln* big donkey engine lo he u»ed by McIntosh and Nel son on l he dike work. The ma - chine is one of lln* largest of i!s kind and weighs ten Ions. It was 1'Uici ased by the contractors from the Copper Hiver railroad and was formerly used by-tile railroad company in its construc tion work. The passenger steam ers were unable to bring it to Val dez because of its weight. Tile steamer also brought Sim cases of gasoline for local con sumption. -- On the trii) south the Kdilli will take her capacity cargo of cop per ore from the Latouche and iKIIamar mines. The Valdez Americans and Val dez Nationals played a six-inning game yesterday on the. hall grounds. II was the first game of the season and the “kids'^en ,joyed the game as well as the spectators. Some of the hoys were, hardly big enough to swing the bat, but were able to run when passed. Peek-a-boo was knock ed out of the box in the fifth inn ing. Young Korth (there are so many of them we do not know his 'first name) made a home run without hitting the ball. Charley Hush was out looking for recruits for the regular Valdez team and may draft Truck Egan. Park Griswold, a former baseball play er of note, but now in the “used to be” class, umpired the game. SEATTLE EAGLES GIVE AN EAGLE Seattle. June 9—The Eagles of this city have presented to the City of Seattle an immense Alaska bald eagle, which will be placed in the zoo in the public park. Says the Atchison Globe: “A baby is about the only new thing a man can get in his house that will not make the rest of the fur niture look shabby.” It is very clear that the man who wrote this hever had a good,'healthy baby in his house.—Boston Transcript. The tents' for the McIntosh and Nelson, crews :are ready for, tli? mdn ffs soon as the machinery is placed in position to start1 the work if building the gravel' dike. TRUST METHODS FOR THE CHURGH Pope of Rome Had Called Ameri can Financier to Holy City to Organize Interests. ✓ Merlin, June i).—A friend of (lie Morgan family made the state ment here today that J. Hierpont Morgan, who recently died at Home, had been sent for hy the Hope to amalgamate and consoli date the great financial interests of the Church of Home, and that I lie American hanker intended to follow the plan lie so successful ly used when he organized the Standard Oil company. To his inlimate friends he slat ed Hint tlm consolidation of the church 'interests would he ''tip!, 'crowning event of his career. The Church of Home is Hie wealthiest corporation in Hie world, dwarfing into insignifi cance any«privale forlui.. gov ernmenl holdings. COMMITTEES FIX POIZES FOB 4TH Rock Drillers to Receive $325— Committees in Charge of Sports. The Fourth of July arrange iiienl cuiniiiillee ha> lixed the general details ul the celebration, cs follows: Friday, July 4, Forenoon. Parade. Heading id' I (eelaral ion of In dependence. Address by I he mayor.' Afternoon. Hock drilling eonlcsl. Funny stunts: Pie-eating con ic's!. cock light, climbing greased pole, dnugbnul-eal ing contest. Tug of war. (irand ball in the evening. Saturday, July 5, Forenoon. . (tunning races, bicycle races, etc. Mitornuuii Hbmouu cvwnis. Pigeon shoot. Horse races. Dance in the evening. Sunday Forenoon, July 6. Aquatic sports: Launch, bidar ki and row boat races. Ball game Sunday afternoon. Detailed list of events and prizes will lie published in a few days. Horse races.S 75 Ball game . 50 Tug of war. 50 Rock drilling contest prizes. 325 Committees. Parade—Chas. Day. Concessions—Joe Bourke. Horse Races—R. McIntosh. Tug of W ar—A. Lang. Bicycle Races—Chas. Kraemer. AthleLc Sports—Al. Dowling. Rock Drilling Contest—Grant Grant Remington. Boat Races—Sam Knudson. Ball Game—Park Griswold. Funny Stunts—Harry King. Street Committee, Maintenance of Order—Win. Scott. Decorations—Robert Ferguson. Two old lawyers, a little the worse for wear, met in a Cort landt street cafe and conferred several hours longer Ilian was good for them. “Say, Jim. old boy,” said one to the other, “what is your na tionality?” “Well. I ll tell you, Bob." re plied Jim. “You see, my mother came from Glasgow, so I must half Scotch, and the other half—” “Seltzer, I suppose,” put in his companion. i . ' , ! --— Talk about your bargains at Adler’s.