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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.

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