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-—-— - JL- The Gateway "XT fl>tt1fr 1" Ifl Kenai, Knik.^Broad Pass Great Coal Fields of 7^" Gold Fields Matanuska ^ _ l - -^ „„.>. reman nm v fypfpt SUNDAY LARGEST ALASKAN CIRCULATION ADVERTISEMENTS BRING RESULTS_^_/ PUBLISHED DAILY EXCEPT . — —— 1—-__ . _ %(>l ,, S|) SEWARD, THE GATEWAY TO ALASKA, THURSDAY. APRIL 8, 1915. _______^ mIT more lots change hands s ward RUSSIA SAYS SHEJAS WON CLAIMS TO HAVE THROWN BACK AUSTRIANS AGAIN. FIGHTING AT CRISIS BUT GERMANY GIVES A DIFFERENT AC COUNT. PETROGRAD, April 8.—The Rus sians have cut through the Austrians in two places and have captured Smolnik, east of Lupkow*. They have also thrown the Austrians back at Bartfeld and have formed a wedge between the east and west wings of the armies west of Dukla Pass. Our armies are now* menacing the Sandec Pass where the Austrians have their main line of communication between Buda Pest anti Cracow. If the rail road south of Lupkow pass is captur ed that wing of the Austrian army will be entirely cut off. The fighting in the Carpathians has now reached its crisis and the decision may be reached at any moment. BERLIN REPORT. BERLIN, April 8.—The Russian of fensive against the Germans around Augustowa and other parts of the northern Poland arena have failed and their chance of driving our troops back has passed. The Russians have also abandoned the attempt to cross the Donajec river near Cracow'. From other parts of the eastern front the information coming show's that noth ing decisive has occurred in the recent fighting. iTAimTo ENTERJHE WAR BIT REPORTED THAT SERVIA IS BOUGHT BY AUSTRIA. ROME, April 8.-—Italy is now ap parently less inclined to enter the w’ar than she was a few' days ago. The opinion is that the failure of the gov ernment to declare war is due to the desire to secure territory without hav ing recourse to bloodshed. The most alarming story of the past day or two is that Serbia has been promised a port on the Adriatic sea as the price of her neutrality in the future. Should she receive this port Italy will simply be forced into war as Italy cannot afford to have an other country securing a foothold on the Adriatic. It has even been stated that Serbia has already been granted a port there but confirmation of the story is lacking. It is supposed that the threat of Bulgaria at her back would influence her to secure terms of peace if possible. RECORD WHEAT CROP. WASHINGTON, April 8.—The wheat crop to be expected this year is estimated at six hundred and nine teen millions. This would be a record crop for all time up to the present. CLEANING DAY POSTPONED. The cleanup days for the city will take place Friday and Saturday the 9th and 19th of April. The dates fix ed before the cleaning up were earlier but bad weather came to upset the plans. AUSTRIAN AIRMEN ARE ACCUSED, PARIS, April 8.—Twelve womer and children were killed three days ago when Austrian aviators droppec bombs on Podgoritza, Montenegro. Ir addition to those killed fifty were in jured but no other advantage cam< to the Austrians by the raid. J. C. Tolman arrived home on th< Mariposa this morning after quite i long stay outside. While away h< underwent an operat:on wh;ch wai very successful. HUERTA COMES i TO NEW YORK RUMORED THAT REVOLUTION PLANS ARE PRE PARED. _ WASHINGTON, April 8.—The i news has been given out here that \ Huerta will arrive in New York next J Saturday and the fact has given to j rise to a rumor that he has made full preparations to start another revolu ; tion in Mexico. No one seems to know ' whether he will join any of the pres ent warring parties or not but the general belief is that he will start out independently of all the other belliger ents. The state department has been asked to say what its probable action will be towards the returning ex-pres ident but no official statement has been given out. It is known that Huerta expects to receive support from a large body of people in the j United States in the preliminary ef forts to launch his campaign. MAY GET OLYMPIC GAMES FOR ST. LOUIS. Were to Have Been Held in Germany This Year But For the War. LOS ANGELES. April 8.—An ef fort is now being made to get the Olympic games for St. Louis next year. The next games were to have been held in Berlin but the war has destroyed every hope of that now. It : is hoped thut the great war will be j over by next year so htat the games j can be held without any display of bad taste. SULTAN FEELS SECURE ABOUT DARDANELLES. Gives Out Statement That the Allies Can Never Force Their Way Through. CONSTANTINOPLE, April 8.—No less a person than the Sultan of Tur key himself declared today that the allies can never hope to force their way through the Dardanelles. He says that the efforts put forward by the attacking fleet up to the present were the greatest in their power and that they have failed completely. FLOATING COURT GOES TO KNIK. VALDEZ, April 2.—The “Floating Court" will leave Valdez July 15th 1915 to hold a term of court at Nak nek, Alaska commencing August 2nd 1915, with possibly, terms at Dilling ham August 9th 1915, and Unga, August 20th 1915. The Court will also call at Knik, but do not think a term of Court will be held at that place this summer. WAIT OFFICIAL STATEMENT. Fred Laubner who returned on the Maripsoa says that thousands of people are waiting outside for the of ficial announcement about the rail road. So many stories have been pub lished about Portage Bay, Valdez, Cordova and other places that the people have decided to wait, he says, until the president’s ultimate word is spoken. WANT TO CUT DOWN FEES OF RECORDERS. Proposed New Mining Bill Includes Several Changes on Old Measure. JUNEAU.—The house committee of the whole has recommended the passage of an amendment to the min ing law’ providing that assessment work may be performed when such development work is for the benefit of the entire group. The bill also cuts down the fees of the commission ers for recording mining claims. Under the new’ regulation the fee for recording one claim will be $1.25 , I and 25 cents for each additional claim. --- i NEW JERSEY STICKS TO DEATH PENALTY. TRENTON, N. J., April 8.—The senate has defeated the bill passed ‘ by the house to abolish the death pen i alty. The bill will probably be > brought up again as a strong feeling i for the abolition of capital punish ment exists in the state. ************ ❖ HOW THE VOTE WENT * ❖ OVER AT CORDOVA. •> ❖ - ❖ The followng is the vote cast for the different candidates for the council at Cordova: Hazelet 162, Smith 165, Davis 164, Price 165, Hayward 168, Schmitz 166, Slater 174, Boyle 148, Currier 148, Chace 142, Goodall 158, Nettleton 136, Ross 164, Ray 158. For school board: Mosser 199, Jones 100. CANNOT SHOW FIGHT FILMS IN THE U. S. Law Discovered That May Knock the Sales of the Films Taken at Havana. WASHINGTON, April 7.—It was announced today from the attorney general’s department that a law was passed in 1910 by congress to pro hibit the interstate transporation as well as the importation of fight fiilms. This law will now probably be brought into play to prevent use be ing made in the United States of the pictures of the Johnson-Willard fight at Havana. SOUTHERN PACIFIC MAY BUY MORE RAILROADS. Stockhodera Considering Purchase of Half a Dozen Subsidiary ✓ Lines. • LOUISVILLE. Ky., April 7.—The stockholders of the Southern Pacific railroad are new considering the pur chase of six subsidiary railway and steamship lines. DROWNED AT UNGA. UNGA, March 26.—A Man by the name of William Johnson accidently drowned here night of March 21st While in a boat with another man, both being drunk, he fell overboard. The other man tried to rescue him and was picked up by the crew' of the schooner Allan A. Johnson’s body w'as not recovered. BRYANWANTS PROHIBITION SAYS HE HOPES DEMOCRATIC PARTY WILL MAKE IT PLANK. WASHINGTON, April 8.—William Jennings Bryan stated today that he hopes the democratic party w’ill make Prohibition an issue n the next presi dential campaign. No one know's whether he asked the opinion of Presi dent Wilson or not before making the statement but the assertion has made a political sensation as the leaders of the democratic party were quiet un prepared for it. It is expected by them to have a large influence on the election and may either eliminate Bryan altogether as a democratic leader or many bring him to the fore front. j - -— F. HOPKINSON SMITH DEAD. NEW York, April 8.—F. Hopkinson Smith, the famous novelist, died here last night. He had reached the age of seventy-seven. CAME ON MARIPOSA. The list of the people coming on the Mariposa from way points was not supplied this morning. The total number of passengers exceeded fifty. The following were the passengers from Seattle: F. Tiffany, Wm. Moore, E Green sand, W. J. McLeod, H. J. Ainsbury, F. Anderson, H. W. Gorman, E. Vog ler, R. E. Christain, Vick Smith, F. Schully, Sam Shuman, M. E. Moore, F. F. Meloche, J. C. Tolman, H. F. Schultz, F. H. Schuster, R. R. Mc Guire, J. F. Peterson, F. Laubner and 18 steerage. ORGANIZING BAND. It is now certain that Seward will have a band in a very short time. Councilman Chamberlin took up the matter of securing subscriptions to day and has been splendidly success ful. The musicians are here and only a few instruments are required so that a most plesant feature will be added to the life of Seward this sum mer. MORE REALTY DEALS MADE * I CAVES SELLS ALL AND JOHN BALLAINE SELLS FORTY. % Two more large real estate deals came to be known here today. V. E. Caves sold out all his holdngs in the city to Reginald Kerr. The price is given in the deed as $4,100. The properties sold consisted of lots 33 and 34 in block 13, lots 34 and 35 in block 1, and lot 19 in block 38. The deed has also arrived for the sale of forty lots made by John E. Ballaine and Mrs. Anna F. Ballaine to John A. Noble of South Orange, New Jersey. The price is not stated. The lots included in the deal are in most o thef blocks around and be tween block twenty and thirty. 17 LOTS IT 17JH0USAND SAME PROPERTY ON BLOCK SEVEN THAT SOLD FOR $10,500. Frank E. Youngs received word from the outside this morning that the seventeen lots in block seven that were sold through him to an outside syndicate for $10,500 some time ago have been sold again by the syndicate for $17,000, or just one thousand dol lars a lot. Several other deals are about to be made and several indivi duals have bought lots in the past few days. It is reported that the lot next to Jack Stotko’s has been sold. It is the lot with the whiskey sign. The details are not yet known. HORRIBLE MURDER TAKES PLACE IN FAIRBANKS. Woman Who Wa9 Formerly Wife of Miner Has Her Throat Cut. FAIRBANKS, April 8.—One of the most horrible murders in the records of interior Alaska came to light here yesterday afternoon when the dead body of Alice Harp was found in her cabin with the throat cut. The wo man belonged to the underworld but she wras formerly the wife of William Harp, a miner of the Hotsprings dis trict. It is evident from the circum stances surrounding the body that the woman was first struck with a rock and that her throat was cut after wards. Robbery seems to have been the purpose of the murderer to whom no clue ha3 been secured. ♦ <* ❖ HARVESTER APPEAL * ❖ CASE HAS BEGUN. * ❖ - * WASHINGTON, April 8.—The ap peal from the decision dissolving the Harvester trust came up today and is now proceeding. A strong array of legal talent has been secured by the trust. SIX YEARS OLD BOY COMES OUT ALL ALONE. Travels From Fairbanks and Dis proves the Supposed Ter rors of Alaska. Little Law’rence McNeer, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. McNeer of this city, arrived on the Mariposa this morning after having made the journey from Fairbanks to Cordova all alone. He took the stage at Fairbanks and came over to Chitina where he took the train. He is six years of age. The whole trip occupied nine days, the trip from Fairbanks to Chitina, 360 miles, taking six days as the stage usually does. DIVIDED ON STATEHOOD. Judging by the papers of Juneau the people down there are hopelessly divided on the question as to whether Alaska should ask for statehood or increased territorial powers. Mrs. F. Ennis is entertaining the Catholic Ladies' Alter society this afternoon. *•> ❖ ♦ ❖ <• *> <• •> •> ••• ❖ VALDEZ RESULTS * ❖ IN CITY TLECTION. ♦ ❖ - ♦ The Wickershamities elected the majority of their ticket at Valdez The following were the results: Aus tin 179, Biggs, 138, Boyle 377, Djarf 149, Finicial 260, German 192, Heckey 232, Jacobson 110, King 283, Lyons 205, Martin 182, McNieee 123, Smith 137, Thomas 227, Von Gunther 224 White 190, Ed. Wood 316. For the school board: Cockerill 286, De Lane 236, Ganty 276, Mrs. Kramer 232. WOMEN GO TO WORK FOR EUROPE’S PEACE. Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst, Fighting Suffragette, opposed to Peace Movement. NEW YORK, April 7.-—Madame Risiska Schwimmcr, representing the Women’s International Suffrage Al liance. left with twenty-eight other women today to attend the interna tional peace conference at the Hague during the last days of April. Mrs Emmebnc Pankhurst declares that England will not be represented this lime as this is no time, she says, to talk peace. Mrs. Pankhurst isthe wo man who has been sent to jail so often for suffragette lawlessness. She and all the other militant women have suspended their operations through patriotic motives. FORMER NOME ATTORNEY SHOT AT PORTLAND. ■ ■■ ■ Trouble Over Case Causes Barber to Become Murderous. PORTLAND, April 8.—Wilson Hume, a former attorney of Nome, was shot here yesterday by a barber who is interested to some extent in a lawsuit which is pending over the title to some mining property near Nome Hume was seriously wounded but there is no reason yet to believe that the wound will be fatal. PRINCE EITEL HASJNTERNED GOT UNTIL 4 O’CLOCK THIS MORNING AND GAVE UP. NEWPORT NEWS, April 8.—The German converted cruiser Prince Eitel Fredrich will not make the attempt to go out and may be regarded al ready as having been interned. It was given until 4 o’clock this morning to leave or to be interned for the dura tion of the war. Captain Thierichens, after having carefully taken all the facts into account, apparently came to the conclusion that he would be committing suicide and murdering his men by going out. This message was sent before 4 o’clock but it is positive ly certain that the vessel will remain. INSTALLATION TOMORROW. The installation of the officers of the Moose will take place at the regular meeting of the lodge tomor row evening. CORDOVA NOTES. The number of people registered at Cordova was 349 or just two less than at Seward. Eighty-four women regis tered there and eighty here. Cordova is to have a full-fledged cannery in operation this summer, plans to that end having been com pleted and the Dalton sawmill build ing at the wharf leased. HARRY HOBEN IS BASEBALLtMANAGER. Otto H. Poehlman Elected Captain at Last Night’s Meet ing. Otto H. Poehlman was elected cap tain and Harry Hoben was Elected manager of the Seward baseball club at a meeting in the Firemen’s hall last evening. The meeting was one of the best for a long time and every one present showed enthusiasm so that a first class season may be ex pected. A rattling good game will be played against the Federals next Sun day. The federals will hold their meeting this evening to prepare for the summer. REPORT VILLA I BADLY BEATEN! OBREGON SAYS HE WAS DE CISIVELY DEBATED AT IRAPUATO. VERA CRUZ, April 8.—General Obregon officially reports that Villa was decisively defeated in the battle which took place yesterday at Irapuato. The defeat, according to Carranza’s general, was such that the enemy is now practically demoralized and is faced with a tremendous diffi culty in getting his forces into shape again. From other accounts for the past few days it seems to be evident that the Villa and Zapata side is meet ing with severe drawbacks and their resources are becoming sadly weak ened. WASHINGTON, April 8.—Word was received here this afternoon that Villa claims victory in the battle which took place yesterday between his army and htat of Obregon. No further word has been reveived that could be regarded as verification of the story of either side. BROUGHT PASSENGERS THROUGH THE CANAL. Because Ship Was Owned by Railroad Trouble Will be Made of It. WASHINGTON, April 8.—The steamship Great Northern has passed through the Panama canal with a large number of passengers and trouble is now expected because the Great Northern is owned by the Great Northern and Northern Pacific rail roads. The Commerce Commission will at once investigate with a view to discovering whether or not the law prohibiting railroad passenger ships from taking passengers through the canal was violated. <» •> ❖ •> * ♦ <* * * HOLLAND MAY ENTER * * EIGHT WITH ALLIES. * * - LONDON, April 8.—It is believed hero that Holland is now preparing to enter the war against Germany. Her rights have been violated in var ious cases and her patience has been all but exhausted. PORTABLE HOUSE COMES TO CITY. A portable house arrived on the Mariposa for the firm of Whitehead and de Sherbinin. The house is a sample of the ones to be sold here by that firm. CABLE BREAKS IN TWO PLACES. Can a manila cable used in pulling a heavy load be broken in two places several yards apart at the same time ? Submit this problem to an expert in mechancis and the answer will be a negative one. That a compound of this nature is possible was demon strated at the dock yesterday after noon, with members of the crew of the Santa Ana and the dock amployes as witnesses. A piece of old hull of the steamer Uncle Sam, which had been broken up and was being pulled into deep water, resisted the efforts of one of the steam winches of the steamer Santa Ana, and after several attempts had been made to move it the cable parted simultaneously in two places, at a point near the wreck and also a few feet from the winch. REPORTS RECEIVED. The Gateway received today the full report of the territorial secretary and treasurer and also the message of the governor and the report on Morning side asylum from Representative James P. Daly. They will be used later. TO REGULATE JITNEYS. NEW YORK, April 8.—The Ameri can Safety First Foundation is now in session here and is considering na tional regulation for Jitney service. There is also a plan afoot by the Foundation to prevent fires. W. E. Root returned this morning after quite a long absence. He has been engaged in Cordova in the drug store business during the absence of another man. PARLIAMENT ON PROHIBITION MATTER WILL COME UP NEXT WEEK AT WEST MINSTER. BERLIN ADMITS CHECK FRENCH DELIVERING FIERCE ATTACKS NEAR THE MEUSE. LONDON, April 8.—The question of prohibition for the British islands will come up next week in the parlia ment. A bill abolishing liquors of all kinds during the war is being prepar ed. Much opposition is looked for but the overwhelming majority of the people seem to be in favor of the suggestion. The wealthy opponents of prohibition have been weakened much by the fact that the king him self has declared in favor of it. Berlin admits that the Germans have been compelled to re.reat near Meuse and the French claim further advances near that river ard towards Verdun and near St. Mihiel. The Germans had succeeded in driving a wedge at the last named place but ttyey are now being forced backward. On all hands the French arc deliver ing a series of successful and vicious attacks which are inflicting serious losses on the enemy. TO BUY SUBSIDIARY COMPANY ROADS. LOUISVILLE, April 8.—The South ern Pacific decided today to buy six subsidiary roads. It was known this morning that they had sucii a pur chase under contemplation and tho deal was consummated today . COUNCIL WILL MEETSATUHDAY SEVERAL CANDIDATES FOR THE MUNICIPAL OFFICES. The city council will meet Saturday evening as an ordinance pro’rides that they must meet on the tenth of April. Councilman Chamberlain says also that the new council must qualify at that time so that the meeting ought to be an interesting one. Several candidates are showing up for the various offices under the council. Some applications have been received for the offices of marshal, clerk, city magistrate etc. in spite of the fact that they pay only very small salaries at present. The names of several of the applicants are known but it might be premature to publish them just at present. JOHN S. COPLY SAYS BIG CROWD TO COMB. People Speaking About Seward in All Cities on Pacific. Coast. That everyone along the coast, in Seattle, Portland and everywhere else, is talking of the government Alaska railroad and particularly of Seward is the statement of John S. Coply, formerly mayor of Nome, who arrived this morning on business connected with his firm, Hildebrand, Posner and company. Mr. Coply «ay3 that we may look for a tremendous in flux but the people are waiting until the last final word is spoke:* by the president. . LEFT ON MARIrU&A. The following, including several who came on the Santa Ana, left on the Mariposa this morning. Mrs. Hugo Schaldach, Mrs. M. E. Phelps, Wm. A. Shephard, May Thom as, Mrs. Bodemere, Alfred Cameron, Mrs. Cameron, T. M. Dunn, A. B. Rome, Felix Brown and wife, L. V. Ray, Wm. Sweeney, Geo^Zimmerman, F. H. Smith, R. E. Milnes, Miss N. Griswold, Captain Johnson, Mrs. Hib bard, Mrs. M. Johnson and two children. Job printing of every description at The Gateway.