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SK'VAUI). ALASKA. 'Vi:i>MM>A\ KVIONlNti. DKCKM HKIi 17. Hllit NO-,il
HUERTA GETS DRUNK OVER DIG VICTOBYj Mexico City, Dec. 17. President Uuerta of Mexico indulged in a glori ous jag in celebratiou of the great fed eral victory at Tampico. He is too full for utterance. HI Paso, Dec. 17.--Two hundred refugees, mostly foreigners, reached here today from t hihuahua t its. They confirm the prcviou* report to the effect that General Villa'* rebel army looted the city following its entry. Villa persR naily auctioned off tin* goods and chattels of Spanish store keepers. Mexico City. Dec. 17 - The Mexican congress adjourned last night, to con vene again in April. BANDIT LOPEZ FOILS OFFICERS Bingham, Utah. I Vo. i •. Lope/., t he Mexican bandit, wanted for the killing of several officers, still holds hi> pur suer- at hay in hi- retreat in the moun tain fastness. l*oist>ned food was placed within hi reach several days ago in an effort to kilt him, hut the wily old bandit re fused to touch it. evidently suspecting foul play. WALLACE POST OFFICE BOBBED W allace, Idaho, Lee. l». Gr«*»t ex citement prevails here, calls* d by the looting of the Wallace postotfice last night. The burglars stole •'?l*,U,H', ac cording to the postmaster, i here is no clue as to the perpetrator** of the dar ing crime, hut the smooth work indi cates that experienced men handled the job. CHAMPAGNE AT LAUNCHING Washington, Dec. IT. Keplyiny to am objection on tin* par: of prohibi tionists. Secretary of the Navy Jose phus Daniels says he has no power to prohibit ti»e use of champagne at rhe launching of the battleship * tklahoiiia. CARNIVAL OF CRIME REIGNS San Kranciseo, Dec. 1*. A carnival of crime is prevailing here. Holdups ami burglaries are of niifhtly occur rence. Work on the hijf exposition has attracted an army of touch char acters to this city. Recommend Increase Boston. IVe. IT -The Mate railway commissioners recommend an increase in the nite> of the Boston <k Maine rail wav company. 'I'm* steamer Alameda, enroute to Seward, sailed from \ aldez, via Lila mar, at 10:30 o'clock this morning. Fresh Lake Trout at the Commerce Cafe. Dog harness at J. L. Graef's. Meet me at the Branch * pabs*s biue ribbon beer at The Branch. Builweiser fceer at th« Bn»*ch. BALI PLAYER PROVES HERO AT BIG FIRE! Cincinnati, Dec. IT Hie Salvation j Army barracks were burned to the ground last night. The lire started while a largely attended meeting was1 in progress, and great confusion fol lowed I he alarm. Nine persons were cremated and scors were overcome by the heat and had to he carried out by t tire men and onlookers. I he hero of . the hour is Wally, a member of the' Chicago American baseball team, who personally, and at great risk saved the lives of eight infants. VOLCANO WIPES 00T VILLAGES Melbourne, Pee. IT. A volcano in , active eruption bus de-*t roped many villages on Ambrian island, near Me - bourne. A steamer arrived from there today, brirc’lnj' five hundred refugees. QUAKE SCARES TOKIO PEOPLE Token Pec. IT. A were earth ,1 . j\,- [ * ul h* t lirexv a terrilie scare it to the inhabitants of Tokio. Nosen ous damage reMOCd. M06 LYNCHES A Wi iliston, N. P , Pee. IT. A mob of masked citizens stormed the local tail 1 »>t ni^rht, took from custody I* rank Culb ertson and lynched nim. The vie tim the mob s \ lolence "a-> aecus* d ; L»t murderinj*’ his familx of three mem- j b " s. TRIAL OF FULL CO. OFFICERS Sin Franc Leo, Dee. IT. I he trial of eight officers of the Western huel and Coal company, charged with conspir acy to defraud the government through tiu* non-payment of customs duties, started here this forenoon. Crowds View’ flona Lisa. Florence. Dec. 1». Lreat crowds daily assemble here to view the fa-j mous painting, .Mona Lisa, stolen from the French art gallerx. Big Real Estate Deal. London, Dec. 17. The Duke of Bed - ford's business block, located in the center of London, was sold today to M a led a by Deelev, the consideration j being $50,OOO.oro. This is the largest I single real estate deal on record. Limit Power of Conveution. Washington, Dec. 17.-The republi-, can national com nut tee voted against the proposal to permit ttie special re- , publican convention, to be held in 1914, to make reforms. Service for 10c up and meal tickets that last forever at $7. Commerce Cafe j Long distance telephone booth at the Branch. .... * Community silver, Sheriton. La Rose and De Luxe patterns. George the Jeweler. HITCHCOCK IS TRAITOR SAYS SOLON OWEN Washington. Dec. 17- In a speech: in the senate yesterday afternoon, 1 Senator Owen, of < >k lahoma. who is! one of the authors of tin* (liass-Owen j currency hill pending in Die senate, j bitterly denounced Senator Hitch cock of Nebraska for his opposition to, tin* administration measure. Owen declared that Hitchcock was a traitor to the democratic party of which he claimed to be a member. Washington, Dec. 17. — An amend ment to the currency bill, otlered by Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska, and fixing the salary of members of the re serve board, provided for in the meas ure. at $12,000 per annum, was de feat ed. AEROPLANE MAIL SERVICE 8ILLL0ST Washington! Dec. 1 1 he house yesterday defeated a hill which pro vided for the establishment of tin aero plane mail sen ice in remote regions of the United States, Alaska and the Philippi no islands. Washington, Pec. 1 ;. The house has passed a o il removing the limit to deposits that may he placed 1 »y patrons in United States postal savings hanks. Interest however, will he paid only on deposits up to one thousand dollars. P. 0. DEPARTMENT TO OPERATE CABLE Washington, Dec. 17.* W a result of a conference between the heads of the war and the pesloHice depai ment>. conjfre^s will be linked to trai.slet the Alaska cable and land lines from the \n a i* to rhe post office department. Cardinal Rampolla Dead. 1 tome, Dec. 17. ( ardinal Kampolla, once a candidate for nope, oied here yesterday, at an advanced utfe. Chocolate Abolished Washington, Dec. 1(1—Secretary of War Garrison has issued an order abolishing chocolate as an ai my ration. Army physicians claim it is injurious to digestion. Waiters Demand Increase Cleveland, Dec. IT Waiters of Cleveland are out on strike, demand ing an increase of tive dollars a month in wages._ Thirty Killed In Railway Accident Vienna Dec. IT—Thirty persons were killed and forty injured in collis ion of two trains at Darnow yesterday Xmas presents for the old, young, and little ones at Butts’. Come in and let us please you. Twenty-gauge, 1913 model shot guns at ,1. L. Graef s. ^ Sourdoughs and chechakos, y ou are Invited to the Commerce Cafe. Service every hour In 24. Sleds for boys and jfirls; sleds for uaeu. At J. L. Graef’s. STATE WIDE STRIKE UNDER CONSIDERATION Denver, ('olo., Dec. 17 -A conven tion of delegates representing the var ious labor unions of tin* si at e is in sess ion here, diseusdn:/ t he advisabi i i tv of C;11!inif a state-wide >t rike in s\mpat hy with the strikiutf coal miners. FIRE BURNS A FIRE STATION New York. D«*e. 17 The Amster dam avenue tire <t» part meut station was consumed by lire last niifht. A fireman, Ids mother and sis»er were cremated. Fifty othar oeeupahts Inid a thrilling escape from tlie burning1 building. 40 WOMEN, 30 ! MEN ARRESTED St. Louis. Dec. 17 Forty women j and thirl \ men active in tin* garment workers strike here, were taken into iMistu i\ last ni.*hf* in an « fTort to put a stop to riots which are of niifhtl.v oc ■ enrenee. 1’anama. Dec. 17—'The I \anama canal 1 is open from ocean to ocean. f I Los Anire 1 Dee. 17.- Mrs. I otnan 171 v, a lit; (l 4.). yave both t *»1»«* r i w fii t \ - ’ bird chi Id last r.iilht. I Junior, Maine, Dee,. 17 -The open season for deer in the state of Maine ended here yesterday. Seventeen per sons were killed hy accident dnrinji the season. 'JVn thousand animals were slain. ATLANTIC FLEET RETURNS HOME New York. Pec. 17.- The Atlantic Meet returned here last night, com pleting a trip to the Mediterranean | sea. The Meet covered nine thousand miles. Dowie’s Son an Episcopalian Chicago, Pec. 17—Gladstone Dowie, j ; a son of the famous Zionist leader, has ' been ordained as an Episcopalian min- j |. j ister. Three meals for One Dollar. Open day and night. Commerce Cafe Field glasses at J. L. Graef’s. Ice creepers and ice skates at J. L. Graefs. ARMY AND NAVY CLUB POKES FUN AT FILIPINO POLICY Washington, Dec. 17 The Order of Caraba<i, consisting of officers of the army and navy, as a side issue to a monster banquet held Saturday eve ning, gave a playlet which was a sat ire on the adminst rat ion’s policy in the Philippine islands. President Wilson, art ing through tin* secretaries of war ami navv. has ordered an inquiry into the playful affair arid it is possible that those officers responsible* may tind themselves the victims of court mar* t i a 1. 'Phe president, whose name has been presented for membership in the 01 der, h.is caused his name to he withdrawn. A lively scandal has followed ' he club s seance, which, to say the mast, was lacking in taste. Washington, Dec. 17. Generals Ale shire and McIntyre, on behalf of the Cara boa club, have tendered an apo! og \ io Secretaries Garrison and Dan iels for tin* Philippine iravesfry. New Castle, t ’olo.. I>ei\ 1" 'I'l'iitv* idylit coal miner- "ere killed in ;‘ri ‘‘x‘ plosion of coal dust in a mine here last ni*rht. The victims "ere married men, nearly a 1 Americans. " ho "mv tilt* Mitts of ranchers and busies- men. F«*aring that the coal which was taken out ot Urn Bering river coal fiei(N might he deprived of a pi' ()Hp tost, the Secretary of the Navv has i ordered that fifty tons he taken to ! Annapolis, Md., and there a thor ough test will he given by the en gineering expirmental st at ion. I hei t has been so much mixed contentions ;IS to t he manner and honesty of previous tests, that the department decided to eliminate all possible dis cussions as to the quality of the coal, to that end it is going to consider able trouble and expense to have this coal picked over and washed, so that the sample may be as nearly as pos sible in the most favorable condition before the test. An honest investigation of the quality of the coal has never been feared by Alaskans. That which has caused so much suspicion has been the questionable manner in widen previous tests lonebeen made. Let it he an honest test, and Alaska will stand by the report. Should the coal prove worthless, the sooner it is known the bet t er. WIRELESS ON GREAT LAKES Washington, Dec. 17 As a result of the hig storm on the;*?real lakes, wire less apparatus is to be installed on fifty steamships plying in those waters. The Seward Sampling works ha- a hatch of 24 samples for assay. Mr. Samuel l. Silverman, the managet, is hard at work, coat otT. sleeves rolled up, and says lie likes it. Nineteen samples are from the Primrose, o.,e from Unga, two from the Seward G<nd, one from the Murphy claim and one from Mile 4. __ Bread for sale -10c a loaf or 12 for £1 At Commerce Cafe For reliable informal on write Gan non, Pioneer hotel, Knik. Alaska, t __ % Meet meal the Branch.