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The Great Th® c if a* m ALASKAN ' ALA.KAN D AI LY I ----1 LARGEST ALASKAN CIRCULATION ADVERTISEMENTS BRING RESULTS__ __ ... . ■ ■■ ■■ ■ ■ " V(lI „ N„ SEWARD. THE GATEWAY TO ALASKA. FRIDAY. OCTOBER 22, 1915._______Ten CctU the C«PT TERRIFIC FIGHTING ON VARjOGS FRONTS Serbia Admits .Matters Serious, But Nish Reports Great Victory Over Invaders. GREECE WILL STAY OUT ATHENS, Oct. 22.—Judging by all the signs from governmental quarters Greece will refuse the otler by the allies of the island of Cyprus and will remain out of the war. The war party lias made every effort to iriduce the government to accept the offer but without avail. SERIOUS IN SERBIA LONDON, Oct. 22.—The Serbians admit that the situation is growing more and more serious for them. All the warring nations are now fighting to the uttermost for a decisive victory in the hope of influencing Roumania and Bulgaria to enter the war. Particular efforts for this purpose are being made in the Balkans. SERBIANS WIN VICTORY ATHENS, Oct. 22.—Advices from Nish are to the ef fect that the Serbians have defeated the Teutons near the northern frontier and inflicted a loss of sixty thousand men on them. The victory is said to have been so decisive that the Serbian government will remain at Nish. REPULSE GERMANS PARIS, Oct. 22.—Another official statement today claims that the German attacks along the western front have been easily i-epulsed and that a French mine has destroyed a German post in the Argonne. French areo planes also bombarded the German aviation field at Ouinil. BULGARIANS WIN BERLIN, Oct. 22—The Bulgarians have occupied Kumanovo, a town about forty miles from the border in Serbia. It is situated on a railroad connected with the Nish-Saloniki line. CAPTURE RUSSIANS BERLIN, Oct. 22.—The Russians to the northeast and southeast of Baranovich have been repulsed by the Bavarians and over a thousand prisoners have been taken. Von Linsingen has pushed forward counter at tacks in the last few days and has captured thirty-five hundred Slavs. NO GREAT ACTION IN WEST PARIS, Oct. 22.—The official reports this morning declare that no important action has taken place in the west in the past twenty-four horn’s. The Germans are seeking to bring matters to a head evidently but have been unsuccessful. They are making oetter progress, how e\ er, on some parts of the eastern front and have advanced in the Riga and Dvinsk region. In the region of the Styr the Russians continue successful. TEUTONS LOSE HEAVILY BUCHAREST, Roumania, Oct. 22.—Serbian advices claim that eight thousand Teutons have already been kill ed outright in the fighting since the drive through Serbia for Constantinople began. Some German divisions on the march from Belgrade towards Leskovatz went too far it is reported, and were outflanked by the Serbians and lost a third of their number. RUSSIANS WIN VICTORY PETROGRAD, Oct. It is officially announced that the Russians have captured a hundred and forty eight Austrian officers, seventy-five .hundred men, two howitzers and many field guns in the Alexinief region of Galicia within the past few days._ SAYS KETCHIKAN CANNOT GET SUPPLIES FROM SEATTLE Mayor of That Town Goes to San Francisco to Ask that a Ship Stop at His City. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 21.—John R. Beagle, the mayor of Ketchikan, is here trying to arrange to have a ship stop at Ketchikan with merchan dise and food. He says he fared in a similar object at Seattle and he de clares that the development of the southwestern towns of Alaska and the needs of the government railroad cause every vessel to be tilled leaving Seattle so that no room can be found for food supplies for Ketchikan. “The people of Ketchikan need a square meal,” the mayor said. EMPLOYERS ENDORSE THE CONTINENTAL ARMY PLAN Assure Administration They Will Give Workers Leave of Ab sence for Training. WASHINGTON, Oct. 21.—It was stated this morning that letters are now being received in great volume from the great employers of labor throughout the country endorsing the continental army plans of the admin istration and offering to grant their employes leave of absence on full pay for training purposes. ALAMEDA OUT OF JUNEAU The Alaska Steamship liner, Ala meda, sailed out of Juneau west ( bound this mroning at 1 o’clock. Edison Telephones First Time in Life Wizard Gets Tremendous Welcome From Crowds at the Panama Fair. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 22.—Edi son was given a tremendous reception in the Exposition grounds yesterday, and for the first time in his life he spoke over a telephone. Owing to deafness the electric wizard has al ways been unable to use his own in ventions but yesterday he spoke all the way across the continent to West Orange by means of a sound amplifier which has recently been invented and is attached to the receiver. The day was the one dedicated in his honor and the ovation given him has never been excelled. In the jam of the crowds he lost his hat but immediate ly borrowed one from a bystander to wave his return of the crowds’ salutes. I STILL THREATENING GOVERNOR OF UTAH SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 22.—Gov ernor Spry continues to receive let ters threatening him with assasina tion and the city with destruction un less Hillstnom’s sentence is commut ed. Hillstrom has been sentenced to death for murder committed in con nection with the I. W. W. agitation. TACOMA JUDGE DEAD TACOMA, Oct. 22.—Judge J. J. Stallcup died here last night at the age of 74. CITIZENS WILL FOLLOW MEXICANS OVER THE LINE BROWNSVILLE, Oct. 22.—A great body of citizens in a meeting last night decided that the next band of Mexican ^raiders to cross the border will be followed back across the line j into Mexico whatever the conse quences might be. BATTLING NELSON WOULD FIGHT WELSH SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 22.—Bat tling Nelson has arranged with pro moters for a fight at Juarez, Mexico, with Welsh for forty-five rounds and he has offered Welsh ten thousand dollars to fight him. LADIES AID TO HOLD BAZAAR AND SOCIAL At the regular meeting of the Ladies Aid Society held at the Methodist parsonage yesterday, it was deeded to hold the annual Bazaar and ice cream social on Fri day evening, November the nine teenth. LAYING STEEL ANCHORAGE, Oct. 20.—The lay ing of steel between Anchorage and Matanuska has commenced. The work will be pushed as rapidly as possible and it is expected that they will ar rive on schedule at the Matanuska River bridge. LYNX CREEK ROADHOUSE NOT TO BE OPEN THIS YEAR N. 0. Anderson, who recently took over the property and buildings on Lynx creek, desires to inform the traveling public that the roadhouse will not be open for travel this winter as there Is no one to care for it ami no provisions on the place. CLOSING OUT PLANT OF FORMER CORDOVA DAILY The remnants of what was at one time the Cordova Daily Alaskan are being disposed of, the latest sale be ing made to John W. Frame of a job press and some type which will be shipped to Valdez, where a small weekly will likely be started.—Cor dova Times. BISHOP ROWE GETS MARRIED FOLLOWS ALMOST IN IDENTICAL FOOTSTEPS OF PRESI DENT WILSON. SEATTLE, Oct. 22.—Bishop Rowe, of the Episcopal church in Alaska, and Miss Rose Fullerton were mar ried here last night and have left on a honeymoon trip of six weeks after which they will go to Seward and An chorage. The bishop is fifty-eight years of age and the bride is thirty six. She is a trained nurse and hat. been working in this city. She form erly lived in Ketchikan where she was the nurse and companion of the bishop’s first wifo who died on May 14. •>•>❖<*❖❖❖❖❖« ❖ ❖ GATEWAY SAID * ❖ NO SUCH THING ❖ <► - ❖ ❖ In its issue of October 12 the <• ❖ Cordova Times prints a cable •> ❖ message from Seward and sign- ♦ ❖ ed by the Gateway, saying that ❖ •I* a certain individual in Seward *3* ❖ “buys control of the council to *•* •> pass the franchise asked by the * ❖ Seward Electric Company." *3* •> Needless to say, perhaps, the <• ❖ Gateway sent no such message. *3* •3* The cable in question only came *3* •3* to the notice of the Gateway last *3* •3* evening and the first opportunity •3* is taken of repudiating the story. *3* | ❖ The thing will be looked into to <* j ❖ find how such a story co\ld have *3* •3* got to the Cordova Times. The <• •3* story in itself is ridiculous for •3* more than one reason and notice * •3* is only taken of it so that other *3* ❖ Alaska papers might get the ♦ •3* truth and learn that the Gateway ♦ ❖ was not absurd enough to send <* ❖ such a message. * More Pay Found in the Tolovana Paystreak Now Four Miles Long and First Suit is Filed. 1 FAIRBANKS, Oct. 22.—More pay has been found in Tolovana and the paystreak is now four miles long so that a much better camp is looked for than had been expected some time ago. The first lawsuit in connection with the camp was filed in the Dis trict court here a couple of days ago. It arises from trouble between part ners who had leased a rich piece of ground. There was an inclination to compare Tolovana * with Ruby in the beginning but the paysteark is much more “continuous" than in the Ruby camp which has good pay but is rath er spotted. WICKERSHAM GIVES A BANQUET AND LEAVES FAIRBANKS, Oct. 22.—Delegate Wickersham gave a banquet to some of his leading henchmen and friends last night before departing for the coast and Washington. He will visit Seward, as stated before, and then proceed outside. He left today. At the dinner he said nothing of a politi cal nature that is worthy of note. The statement that he will be a candi date for governor in the event of Republican success at the general election has not been contradicted and the general opinion seems to be that such an intention is really harbored by him. FUNSTON’S REPORT ON THE MEXICAN RAID WASHINGTON, Oct. 21.—The re port cf General Funston on the raid ' by the Mexicans at Ojodeagua shows that three Americans were killed and eight wounded, and that five Mexi cans were killed. Governor’sDaughter Wed Near Dead Body With His Wife’s Body Near Governor Dunne’s Butler As sisted. SPRINGFIELD, Oct. 22.—Eileen Dunne, daughter of the governor, was married yesterday in the executive mansion while the dead body of the wifo of William Taylor, the butler, lay in a room under the same roof. Taylor insisted on performing his duties at the marriage even while his wife lay dead close by, and after wards the governor and Mrs. Dunne attended the funeral. It was propos ed to the governor that the dead wo man should be removed on account of the marriage ceremony but he declined to follow' the suggestion as he believed it would be a mark of disrespect for the memory of the wo man and her husband. BUREAU OF COMMERCE STARTS TO AID MEXICO WASHINGTON, Oct. 22.—‘The Bureau of foreign diplomacy and commerce has started a campaign • to aid Mexico in readjusting her fin ancial and commercial affairs after the war. The recognition of Car ranza is regarded as almost the final step in bringing about his complete victory as it has brought to his side all the elements in Mexico who want peace. ANNA GOULD ADOPTS A NAMELESS HOSPITAL WAIF NEW YORK, Oct. 22.—Mrs. Finley Shepherd, formerly Miss Anna Gould, has adopted a five year old waif from an orphan's home here and will make the child her heir. The name of the child is not even known but he will be known henceforth as Finley Shep herd, Jr. WILSON MONEY FOR TWINS MATTOON, Ills., Oct. 22.—Presi dent Wilson has sent a check of twenty-five dolars to each of twins born here. The twins are named for him and he will assist in having them educated. TWO AVIATORS KILLED LYNN, Mass., Oct. 2.—Chauncey Ridding and Phillip Burman, aviators, were killed by the fall of their machine in a trial flight yesterday here. OLYMPIA JUDGE DYING OLYMPIA, Wash., Oct. 22.—Su preme Justice Crow is on the point of death here from cancer. No hope is held out that he can live more than a few days. GOING TO FIGHT JUNEAU WATER FRONT CASES SEATTLE, Oct. 22.—Attorney Fauel is about to leave for San Fran cisco to conduct the case against the Pacific Coast Steamship company which involves the title to the Ju neau water front. It is the first of a number of cases which will settle for all time questions about the owner ship of water fronts in vari>'J:> parts of Alaska. A. B/S INSTALL OFFICERS At a meeting of the Arctic Brother hood held last night in the A. B. hall, officers for the coming year were in stalled. The newly elected officers are: Past Arctic Chief, Derrick Lane; Arctic Chief, Percy Pullen; Vice-Artie Chief, M. J. Conroy; Keeper of Nuggets, Leo Margules and Arctic Recorder, Frank G. Ennis. All other officers were reappointed, those being; Trail Guide, Charles Sheldon, Trail Blazer, A1 Peel; Camp Cook, E. Levin; Inside Guide, C. C. Crawford; Outside Guide, Claude Mathison. SWANITZ ON STAND IN EOWNSITE CASE Interesting Testimony Produced In Today’s Session of the Court. After going to press yesterday afternoon, Mr. West, counsel for plaintiff, placed Mr. Haight on the stand as witness for the plaintiff. From the testimony it appears that Hr. Haight was tho secretary for the railroad company and also for the Tanana Construction Company. Mr. West also brought out that Mr. Haight acted as attorney for the said Alaska Northern Railroad, the plain tiff in this action. The proceedings this morning open ed with a request by attorney for plaintiff that he be allowed to place \ Col. A. W. Swanitz on the stand, out of order, as the colonel was very ill. Colonel Swanitz was interrogated as to the beginning of operations in Seward and vicinity. He stated that he was the organizer of the Seward Construction Company, which was organized for the purpose of building the railroad. This company failed to secure the necessary financial back ing. Colonel Swanitz then organized the Tanana Construction Company, which company secured the contract from the Alaska Central Railroad to build the road. He then went into detail of the organization of construe tion companies generally, and gave their purposes and benefits. These companies are generally closely al lied with the railroad companies, and amongst other purposes served, is that of keeping the railroad out of litigation through accidents, etc. Colonel Swanitz further stated that the Tanana Construction Company was a part of the Alaska Central Company, that they both operated together and were very colsely allied. Colonel Swanitz first came to Sew ard on the 28th day of August, 190.1, and remained for about two weeks, during which timo he laid out the plans of the wharf and other build ings. He returned to Seward in April 1904, and remained until February, 1905, at which time he severed all connection with the Tanana Construc tion Company. He testified that dur ing this time he did not know' of the existence of the Tanana Railway & Construction Company. Mr. West produced the stock book of this com pany which showed that stock was issued during the time Colonel Swanitz was in charge of the opera tions. He first heard of the existence of this company in May, 1905. Colonel Swanitz was then interrog ated as to his knowledge of the town site, and replied that a survey was made previous to his arrival in Sew' ard, that lots were seld on the even ing of his arrival here, that John E. Ballaine fixed the price of the lots, and took complete charge of the land end of the operations. John E. Bn* laine told Colonel Swanitz that he (Ballaine) owned the townsite. Mr. West next questioned Colonel Swanitz regarding the promotion of the railroad and the sale of the se curities. He testified that prospect uses w'erc sent through the mail to gether with circulars to prospective purchasers. This phase of the matter was gone into quite extensively, and several circulars introduced in evi dence by Mr. West. The colonel was then questioned as to his knowledge of a certain voucher ! for the sum of $4,000 paid by the i Tanana Construction Company to E. 1 R. Keller as trustee, to pay the note for the same amount to Mary Lowell .for the relinquishment of the Lowell claim to the townsite. He explained that he approved of this payment at the request of John E. Ballaine, and also to protect the Shedds, who held a deed to the townsite along with ! other securities, for the amount loan ! ed to the railroad company. Colonel Swanitz explained that he personally secured the loan from the Shedd brothers, and wished to see them protected. This loan was then gone into furth er, and later, on cross-examination, the Colonel stated that the Shedds were to receive a bonus of $100,000, evidenced by a note for this loan, which was introduced in evidence. Mr. West read this note into the record. It was endorsed on the note in lead pencil that $07,000 had been paid on it. The colonel was next questioned as to the relation of the Tanana Con struction Company with railroad. After covering the details of this re lationship, he testified that the origin al contract between the respective companies w as cancelled, when second hand rails were delivered in Seward, contrary to the provisions of the con tract; which specified that new’ rails were to be utilized in the construction of the road. Colonel Swanitz related that Mr. Dickenson, then president of the road, instructed him to use the old second-hand rails, but he (Swanitz) refused, and this led to a severance of connections betw’een the respective companies, and the organ ization of the Tanana Railway & Construction Company, and he an swered that he did not know who owned the stock, and that there were several deals concerning the same. A letter from C. II. Shedd to Col. Swanitz was introduced in evidence and read into the record by Mr. West, complimenting Colonel Swanitz for his valuable service to the railroad, and the work accomplished as chief engineer. Mr. West concluded his direct ex amination by asking the Colonel if he was interested in any way in the out come of the litigation, to which the Colonel replied that he was not in terested in any way. Mr. Ray conducted the cross-ex amination of Colonel Swanitz for the defense, and brought out that Colonel Swanitz was the engineer for the Al aska Northern up to the 10th day of March last. He then questioned the colonel as to certain conversation be tween himself and “Colonel” H. E. Revell and his brother-in-law, Lowell, in which Colonel Swanitz was asked if he remembered a conversation on the shore of Lake Kenai at which time Mr. Revell asked Colonel Swanitz if Ballaine’s note for the $4, 000, for the relinquishment of the Lowell claim, was good; and to which the colonel replied that the railroad company was not interested in the townsite and would most certainly not go on Ballaine’s note. Colonel Swanitz replied that he distinctly remembered the trip to the lake, but that he positively made no such statement, and did not recollect any such conversation. Yesterday afternoon Mr. West in troduced in evidence numerous deeds on record from the Ballaines to Laubner and others. Objection was made by Mr. Haight. Mr. West then stated to the court that he intended to prove to the court that these deeds were given for a ridiculous consider ation, and that the parties to whom these lots were given were those who were reported to be at a meeting of the company, all directors, when the townsite was turned over to the Ballaines. Mr. West further stated j that at the taking of a deposition in j Seattle a witness related the meeting, but that no minutes were anywhere to | be found recording the proceedings of the same.