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V0L 8 VALDEZ, ALASKA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 5,1913. -*-* NO. 2S3. SENATOR FEARS FOR IRON TRADE P -- Oliver, of Pennsylvania, Afraid That Chinks Will Put Steel j Trust on the Bum. Washington, D. C., Aug. 5— Senator Oliver today moved that the! Senate place a higher duty on pig iron, as the vast fields of irons in China, worked by the cheap coolie labor and owned by foreigners, would surely invade the American market and place the higher paid workmen of our mines at a great disadvantage. China is becoming a danger ous competitor in the steel'trade, asserted the senator, and for the protection of the largest manu facturing industry in the coun try it was necessary that a tar iif wall be placed about the coun try. Other senators, however, de nounced the steel trust, claim ing that they sold rails cheaper in China and Europe than they •did to the American consumers; that other manufactured articles of the trust were also sold for Jess abroad than here and that the trust did not need protec tion, but prosecution. ... I Ojp Representative to Nlexioo Leaves service Ooto er 1*th. Washington, I). 0., Aug. 5.— Ambassador Henry Lane Wilson today tendered to Secretary of Stale Bryan his resignation as ambassador for the American government to Mexico. The resignation is to take effect Oc tober 14th. The resignation was accepted. A resignation dated immedi ately would embarrass the ad ministration, as they would be called upon to appoint a new am bassador, which would be the same as recognizing the provis ional government under Huerta. r LECTURER HERE ON TOMPSON Mrs. Lora S. La Malice, who is national organizer and lectur er of the YV. C. T. U., will arrive from Seward this evening on the Str. Admiral Sampson and will spend som,e three or four days in this city explaining the work of the great organization which she represents. Wednesday afternoon at 2:30, £he desires to have a meeting of vthe women of the town at the •Congregational church and in «e evening at 8 o’clock there will a meeting at ;tbe church to which both men and women arc ^nvited. Other announcements |will be giyen later. J. M. Kellpr, ofSkagway.pur chgsed the <?am - ^ Jeajreiaii,' ArtH ' Mni’tifil Clark,' boys, from Seattle to The canoe.weighs 76 p was in Juneau for several V Dr. P. P. Claxson, United States Co/mnissioner of Educa tion, is coming to Alaska to study conditions here in the education al fleid. EVELYN THAW MAKES A HIT Wins Applause by Dancing Rag Dances on New York Stage ! —Makes a Speech. New York, Aug. 5.—Evelyn Thaw and Jack Clifford made a hit here last night, it being the first appearance, of the two un der the recent contract at $4,000 a week for 16 weeks. Evelyn did some of the rag dances as they are danced in the tenderloin section after the shades are drawn and only the favored fifw remain. She was encored again and again by the crowded house and finally was called before the curtain and made a short speech, showing the first jacket of her son, and she stated that she wore it as a lalis mnii. 'Her son, she asserts, is the legitimate son of Ilarry Thaw, who has been in the asylum for the criminal insane or in the Tombs prison, for seven years. The boy is only four years old. soon is Brings Explosives, Coal and Fuel Oil For the Loopl mer chants. The S. S. Cordova of the Alaska Steamship company, in command of Captain Thomas Moore, the popular northern skipper, reach ed Valdez at 8 o’clock this morn ing, bringing; 200 tons of coal for the Dock Company, a large consignment of dynamite for lo cal merchants and 100 barrels of fuel oil for McIntosh and Nelson, the contractors. The steamer will take a load of ore from Latouche on the southern trip. DAWSON TO GET WINTER PAPERS Dawson, Aug. 5.—Dr. Alfred Thompson, member of the par liament from Yukon, who arrived from Ottawa this week, confirms the report received here several weeks ago to the effect that all of the mail will be received all of the time hereafter at Dawson. The White Pass company re ceived the contract recently from the Dominion government and under the new terms there will be no liipit to the amount of mail carried during the winter months, which means that outside news papers and magazines will reach Yukon readers regularly hereaf ter throughout the entire year. Missed His Boat. William Glendenning was a few minutes late reaching fthe dock this morning and the Brigh ton on which he wished to re turn to his property in the Port Wells section was a few hundred feet from the dock. Captain Moore on the Cordova tried to captain of the Brighton . was probably near the engine ^md the others not being nautical mert idid.not know that fopr whistles nfeant to stop. , 35s'.jSw**7’ - Cook, wanted by Col. O’Neil, call or ’phpne commanding officer, Fort Liscum. COPPER MINERS HSR FOR 1 Western Federation Desires That American Federation Finance the Calumet Fight. Calumet, Mich., Aug. 5.—The Western Federation of Labor, which is conducting the strike of the copper workers here, has ap pealed to the American Feder ation of Labor for moral and financial support, claiming that the light for organized labor in the copper mines will be a hard, long fought battle, and that un less organized labor throughout the country assists Ihe fight will be a losing one. The, mining companies are pre pared to continue tin* fight and the officials say they will not recognize the unions nor grant the demands of the miners for an eight-hour day. COLLECT m III HEAD TAXES Office Kept Open Until Midnight —Expect Four to Six Hun dred More. Tile sum of $1,51 i.UO lias been collected by Judge Shepard, the poll tax collector and he esti mates that an additional four or six hundred will be paid in the next thirty days. The oilice of the collector was kept open un til midnight in order to give late arrivals an opportunity to avoid the penalty. It is the plan of the .federal and territorial officers to enforce the law and those who have not paid are to be compelled to do so or the law tested and found to be unconstitutional. Four dollars from each resi dent of Alaska will provide a large fund for the expense of the territorial government. NATIVES THEMSELVES SLAUGHTER WALRUS Dr. Thompson, who has arriv ed from Cape Prince of Wales with Mrs. Thompson, says that some of the natives themselves slaughter the walrus wholesale without being able to use them all. Some time ago one native went out in a small oat and kill ed 20 of the animals, which he left after taking off their heads. The bodies and hide, etc., are al so useful and the leaving of the bodies after the killing is waste of a bad kind. Dr. Thompson has informed Captain Ballinger of the cutter Bear of the matter.—Nome Industrial Worker. New Depiity at Georgetown. John R. Kildiiy, deputy marshal at Georgetown, on t,he Kusko-j kwim, has neon replaced by Har ry Wendlihg, oi. Fairbanks., Mar4 shal Irwin made .the change. Kil ,day,was at phe tube mar shaI \ v W'fii^rea t Indian picture.- * ’ 'The, Organ Grinder's Ward, a fine child-acted picture. iWaif of the Mountains, a "t? i lir.Qrand jfciry. ebtine, fofmer may ihau and campaign iban the Btlll Moosers in ■^^Jlmfa-' indicted by the grant!; jury last' week, charged wtli assault with a dangerous weapon,. Subscribe for the Prospector ON TOE FRASIER Companies Want to Pay Only 15 Cants a Fish, Formerly Paid 25 Cents. New Westminister, B. C., Aug. 5.—Four thousand Frazier river salmon fishermen struck today following the announcement of the companies that they would hereafter only pay 15 cents a sal mon, whereas the former price was 25 cents. The strike comes at the height of trie season when the sockeyes are running heavily, and if the fishermen’s strike continues the pack will he light. American canneries on Puget Sound pay 15 cents for fish, while the Canadian canneries have been forced to pay 25 cents. No fish traps are allowed in British Co lumbia waters. WILSON’S AGENT GOES TO MEXICO Gov. Lind of Minnesota Special Representative of President— Be Ambassador Later. Washington, I). C., Aug. 5.— President. Wilson has announced that he will appoint John Lind, former governor of Minnesota, as his personal representative in Mexico but that it is not the in tention to acredit Governor land to the Huerta government. Later the appointment will be made as an ambassador following the es tablishment of a staple govern ment in tin* southern republic. (Henry 1,. Wilson is still and will continue to remain our Mexican ambassador but will not return to Mexico City. JAPANESE POACHERS DON’T SHOW UP AT PRlBILOFFS Seattle, Aug. 5.—According to reports recently received the supposed Japanese poachers have failed to materialize at the Prib iloff islands in the Bering sea. For the past ten days the rev enue cutters Tahoma and Unalga have been patrolling the waters adjacent to the Pribiloffs, but so far have seen nothing of the re ported raid on the fur seal rook eries. It s believed by the gov ernment that word has been passed to the Japanese that an unusually elaborate campaign would be carried out against them this season, which has perhaps caused them to change their plans. Federal Building for Seward. Delegate YVlickersham has promised to introduce a bill dur ing the *next regular session of congress providing for a $100, 000 federal building for Seward. -rNome Nugget. Mariposa Decayed at the Capital. The steamer ilariposa left Ju neau at 4 o’clock this morning* presumably delayed in loading the stampeders who are headed for the new strike on the Shu shana. Tn« pteaiheB * Sampson left Seward this morning at 10:30 and is due to reach, Valdez this evenitife, sailing south shortly after her arrival. Brighton Weaves for Fort Welle. .,The Brighton left this morning for Port Wells and way ports, with mail, passengers and freight fro that section. Government Will Aid Western and ,6outhern Blanks With Loans—Bankers to Meet Washington, D. C., Aug. 5— Secretary of the Treasury Mc Adoo has asked the bankers of 59 large cities to come to Wash ington and confer with him re garding the necessary money with which to move the crops of the West and South. The secretary plans the plac ing of large sums of government deposits in western banks, so that the banks can advance to the grain farmers the money to harvest the crop and send it east for sale.' if ml to the southern farmers so that they can care for the cotton. No security is to be required of the banks other than the com mercial patter taken by them for the loans for two-thirds of the value of the paper endorsed by the bank. FIND PLACER ON LOWE RIVER Three Prospectors Bring Gold Taken From Headwaters of Lowe Stiver. Dan Wilcey, C. J. Tood and C. Snyder returned yesterday from the head of l.owe river and report the finding of rich pay on placer claims in that section and known for many years to Todd. The men brought back with them, small vials of the “yellow stuff,” to show that they have a '■good prospect and that gold does lie in the gravel on the claims located by them opposite the Wortman roadhouse and 2 1-2 miles nearer the head of the 'stream. Three claims were located by the prospectors and they will continue the work of opening the ground and proving them of val ue. FURNISH POWER BY SUN’S RAYS London, Aug. 5.—The sun pow er plant designed by Frank Shu man, the American engineer, to carry on the work of irrigaton in the Nile valley is an unquali fied success, according to the of ficial report received here today from Cairo. The device has proved to be more efficient and more economical, even with, the river at its lowest level, than pumps run by coal fuel engines, or the old hand method of lift ing the water into the ditches. Lord Kitchener, the British agent in Egypt, who recently inspect-j ed the plant, believes it will be of enormous help in the agricul tural development of the Soudan and Uppor Egypt. When, Turkish trousers are worn by ArmteHcan meb, as some fashion dictator has said they will, "pressed while you wait” tailors will have to go out of bus iness, for Turkish trousers, be it known, never get baggy at the knees. Hour*. Week day« 9 a. m. to 6 p. m. Sundays and holidays 12 noon COMMISSION CUTS EXPRESS RATES Companies Getting Rich Too Fast, Rates Are i.owered 10 to 60 Per Cent. . Washington, 1), C., Aug. 5.— The Interstate Commerce Com-, mission has made an order to day cutting the charges of the express companies from 10 to 00 per cent to take e'tfect Octo ber )5. The rate applies only to small packages and in many in stances the rate is lower than that charged by (he government on the parcel [tost routes. The express companies made a hard light against the reduc tion, claiming- that the parcel post had almost wiped out I he business and tlial private enlcr prise could not compete with the government postal service, but the experts of the commission after a careful examination of the hooks, the cost of transpor tation and delivery, came to the conclusion that the charges were exorbitant and should be lower ed. MUST NOT BET ON HORSE RAGES Woman Bookmaker Gets Off With Suspended Sentence, But Warning. .New York, Aug. 5—Margaret Wright was convicted of making a hook on the race tracks aud sentence was suspended by the judge after he had warned her that a repetition meajnt a jail sentence for her. The police are making every effort to prevent betting on the races, which have been resumed under restrictions after a four years ban. Books, however, are being made and the police are active in supressing the book makers. NOME NOW EATING ITS OWN_POODUCTS II is not generally known that al the present time all the salmon bellies and salt herring used by Nome is a home product and that not one pound of such articles is now imported. Formerly all salt herring and salmon was im ported until the discovery was made that Nome could produce the articles and in better shape than that in which they could be brought to Nome. The salmon trout capnery at Kotzebue will have some of its product on sale m Nome this summer also and many are now gradually awaken, ing to the fact that the waters near this city can produce as good fish as apy other part of the world. .Nome Nugget. The Fort Gibbon rifle team de feated' the tbatn of civilians at Fairbanks July 5th. The soldier team pvas under command of Lieut. Asa L. Singleton and the civilians were represented by a picked team from the Tanana Rifle Club. Percy Charles, formerly chief deputy under Marshal H. K. Love at Fairbanks, has been appoint ed deputy marshal for the Idit arod section.