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l ---1 PUBLISHED DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY LARGEST ALASKAN CIRCULATION SEWARD. THE GATEWAY TO ALASK \. SATURDAY. OCTOBER 30. 1915._Ten Cents the Copy ITALIAN ARMY IS REPULSED WITH GREAT LOSS ,„„„„***,.************''' ’> * * ****** * * ALONG THE WHOLE FRONT, VIENNA ANNOUNCES NEW FRENCH PRIME MINISTER DETERMINED TO FIGHT TO END SAY GERMANY FACES FAMINE ITALIANS BADLY DEFEATED VIENNA. Oct. 30.—The Italians have been repulsed with sanguinary losses along the whole Italian front ac cording to the official advices given out today by the war office. The announcement declares that notwithstand ing their terrible defeat the Italians attacked with un precedented violence. The repulse was so pronounced that it is regarded as almost decisive. FRANCE TO FIGHT ON PARIS. Oct. 30.—Premier Briand, the new head of the French cabinet, in an exclusive interview to the Unit- j ed Press Association correspondent, declared today that the new ministry will not deviate one iota from the, country's announced determination to win the war and crush German militarism forever. “By victory alone will we win permanent peace and we refuse to accept a posi tion of compromise," said Briand. GERMAN FOOD SHORT LONDON, Oct. 30.—The fear af starvation, it is de clared by the newspapers today, is producing the _ most serious situation in Germany. Amsterdam and Copen hagen report that the food shortage is already felt all over the German empire, and dispatches appearing in American newspapers are attributed to the economic pressure within the Fatherland. RUSSIANS TO BULGARIA AMSTERDAM, Oct. 30.—According to Berlin priv ate advices of a most reliable nature a fleet of Russian transports convoyed by a cruiser has left Odessa on the way to the Bulgarian coast to aid the Serbians. The in tention is to land on Bulgarian soil. CANADA RECRUITING OTTAWA. Oct. 30.—A great recruiting campaign is about to begin to bring the Canadian forces at the front up to a quarter of a million men, according to the an nouncement made today. BRITISH SHIP SUNK LONDON, Oct. 30.—A British mine' sweeper has been sunk off Gallipoli peninsula by a collision and one hundred members.of the crew are reported missing. The cause of the collision and other details are lacking. RUSSIANS WIN ROUMANIA ATHENS, Oct. 30.—Reports said to be based on diplomatic authority indicate that Roumania has consent ed to permit the Russians to cross Roumanian territory into Bulgaria to aid the Serbians. It is also stated that Roumania has been given the territory coveted by her in Russian Bessarabia. __ ! Court Calendar] The following is the civil calendar for the term of the District Court which commences next Monday morn ing in A. B. Hall: Willis L. Gary vs. Laura E. Gary. L. V. Ray ve. Skeen-Lechner Min ing Co. Alfred Carlson vs. Skeen-Lechner Mining Co. J. L. Reed vs. Eri Thompson and M. A. Ellis & J. M. Cummings. Lizzie Jenkins V3. John Jenkins. Ruth Dunlap vs. Henry Bahren burg. John Sherman Haynes vs. Frank M. Boyle. Town of Seward vs. Alaska North ern Ry. Co. Alaska Northern Railway Co. vs. Charles Matteus. Joanna B. SeifTert vs. J. B. Stull. ! T. W. Hawkins vs. Napoleon Wells. Mae Kelley vs. Walter Harriscn Kelly. Catherine Roycroft vs. W. M. Sauers. Samuel F. Smith vs. Parescovia Smith. Sunrise Dredging Co. vs. American Dredge Bldg. & Construction Co. J. T. Walsh vs. J. P. Mantell. Henry Oliver vs. Jessie B. Oliver. Maud Roycroft vs. Frank I. Roy croft. HaiTiman National Bank of Alaska vs. H. S. Rowling, Herbert W. Bird and Bock, Beals & Bird. M. 0 Cameron vs. Louis Jensen. J. P. Mantell vs. C. E. Bade. MOOSE START SEASON WITH SOCIAL MEETING A social for the members was given by the Moose lodge last night as the beginning of the season of festivities. A nice lunch w^as provid ed, and Billie Butts handed around the cigars. Dictator Conroy presi ed. On the next Friday but one the pleasant series of Moose dances will begin for the winter with a real old romp. The lodge sees a most successful time ahead. YOUNG ARMOUR AT WORK IN A HUMBLE POSITION CHICAGO, Oct. 30.—Philip D. Armour, Number 3, has taken a humble position in the stockyards so that he might obtain practical infor ation that will fit him later to oc i cupy the place as head of the busi ness. He even takes part in the physical w’ork and helps in slaughter j ing and preparing the meat Murders Five and Then Kills Himself Idaho Hotel Proprietor Perpetrates Horrible Slaughter Because of Divorce. BOISE, Idaho, Oct. SO.—William Cameron, formerly a hotel proprietor of Carey, Idaho, yesterday murdered his wife, his father in law, his moth er in law, his brother in law, his daughter and then inflicted wounds on himself which will prove fatal. The wife had started suit for divorce and Cameron blamed her family for it. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Adamson and the sister of James Adamson, all of whom met their death yesterday at the hands of Cameron. His own daughter, whom he also mutxlered, was only eighteen years of age and a pretty girl. The wound inflicted on himself is in the head and the doctors say he has no chance of recovery. Some time ago he served a jail sentence after com plaints made by his neighbors for beating his wife. W ets Parade in Immense Numbers Tremenoduos Demonstration to Pre vent Ohio Going Dry Next Week. CINCINNATI, Oct. 30.—Walking ten abreast countless thousands of ihe men opposed to the dry campaign marched through this city yesterday in a parade that took one hour and a half to pass any given point. No real estimate of the number taking part in the campaign has been at tempted but the marchers occupied almost the whole street across from sidewalk to sidewalk and continued | in an unbroken flood for the time stated. The statewide prohibition election will take place next week and the demonstration was the climax of the campaign in opposition to mak ing Ohio dry. T. C. WEST IS NOW IN VALDEZ HOSPITAL T. C. West, the attorney for the Alaska Northern Railroad in the case against the Ballaines, is now In a Valdez hospital. He was operated on yesterday* and a cable from Messrs. Donohue and Dimond to L. L. James of Seward says that he is progress ing faovrably. He was ill when he left here on the Alameda and his condition became so bad that he had to be taken off the boat. -- TOLOVANA TRAIL BAI) FAIRBANKS, Cct. 30.—Much dis satisfaction is expressed about the new trail to the Tolovana because of the grades and it is thought that the fifteen thousand dollars expended on it has been uselessly spent Tom Patterson, merchant, has been ap pointed postmaster at Tolovana. W. F. WEIMER HURT W. F. Weimer yesterday met with an injury that is likely to cost him a finger. While working with a “buzz" saw at his new saw mill on Lake Kenai yesterday morning, he had his third finger on the left ham! badly cut and the left hand generally lacerated. Dr. Sloan hopes to save the finger. BIG FIRE IN THEJKIONDYKE CANADIAN KLONDYKE COM PANY’S STEAM GENERATING PLANT DESTROYED. DAWSON, Oct. 30.—The Canadian Klondyke Mining company’? large steam generating plant was destroyed by fire last Friday and the loss is away up in the thousands of dollars. The cause of the fire is something of a mystery but that it was accidental there is no reason to doubt. The loss of the plant has compelled the com pany to continue the operation of its dredges by means of water power which is available in fairly good quantity from the big ditches. The dredges had to be shut down for a time until the new adjustments are made. WOMEN HOLD THE LAST MEETING BEFORE VOTING Confident that New York Will Give Majority in Favor of Woman Suffrage NEW YORK, Oct. 30.—'The woman suffragists held their final meeting last night before the election which comes off next Tuesday. All who spoke expressed the most absolute confidence that victory will perch on the female banner. Thief With a New Trick Makes Haul Got Away With Thousands by Means of Tool that Looked Like Pen. BALTIMORE, Oct. 30.—Using a device that looked like a fountain pen a robber succeeded in getting away with thousands of dollars here yesterday from the Natioual Ex change Bank. He and his confeder ates entered the bank and the others engaged the teller in conversation. All were well dressed and apparently men of means. The chief operator of the bunch took what was appar ently a fountain pen and proceeded to handle it as a man does who is thinking before coming to the con clusion to write what he wants to. The teller was occupied but from what can be gathered the fountain pen was nothing but an implement with a hook on the end of it. Insert ing this hook between the bars of the cage the thief drew out eighteen hundred dollars in currency and twenty-two . thousand dollars in checks. The confederates ended their conversation with the teller and followed the man with the pen out quietly. They had been gone some time before the robbery was discov ered and not a clue has yet been % found. FINE TIME EXPECTED AT THE DANCE TONIGHT One of the Largest Crowds on Record Looked for at Dance of St. Peter’s Guild. The ladies of St. Peter’s Guild are now perfectly satisfied that their exertions wijl result in one of the pleasantest evenings imaginable when their* dance comes off tonight in A. B. Hall. The refreshments will add a new’ feature to events of the kind and give the affair a “tone” which is sadly lacking in the usual sort of public dance. Dancing will begin at 9 o’clock sharp and end at tw’elve so that those who want to take full op portunity to enjoy the evening had better show up on time. WANT SPENCE TAKEN AWAY DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF VALDEZ j ASKS REMOVAL OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY. On the way back to Washington at this moment is an appeal from the Democrats of Valdez to remove from office District Attorney Spence of the Third division, acording to indis putable evidence received today by the Gateway. The resolution calling for the retirement of the district attorney was passed at a meeting of the Democratic club of Valdez about ten days ago. It carried a preamble which stated that Spence has not identified himself with the Demo cratic party in Alaska, has associated and worked with the bitterest op ponents of the organization, is not an Alaskan, and is in various way un fitted for the position. The informa tion received even goes the length of saying that Spence is incompetent. A rumor has also reached the Gate way that the Bar association of Val dez is about to follow along the same lines with regard to the district at torney. «■■■*■■ ' mmm* — SAYS ALASKA WILL GO DRY LANCASTER, 0., Oct. 26.—Wil liam Jennings Bryan is touring this state in the interests of prohibition. He expresses the belief that congress at its next session will abolish li censes in Alaska.—Valdez Prospector. RECEIVER APPOINTED FOR SELDOVIA SALMON CO. E. F, Randolph, Manager of the Com pany, Appointed by Dis trict Judge. E. F. Randolph, manager of the Seldovia Salmon company, has been appointed receiver of that concern by Judge Brown after application for the appointment of a receiver was made by Lyons and Ritchie, the Val dez firm of attorneys. The immedi ate cause of the motion for the ap pointment of a receiver, apparently, was the filing of a suit for $10,000 by the firm of Goon Dip & Company for the supply of labor. The total amount of the indebtedness to the Chinese firm was over $15,000 of which $4,000 was paid. The suit was filed through Lyons and Ritchie. E. F. Randolph, manager of the Salmon company, in an affidavit states that the company is indebted in the sum of $70,000 and that a forced sale would not bring more than $50,000. The company was incorporated for $150,000 and Mr. Randolph says mis management caused a loss of $100, 000. He took over the management in 1914, he states, and made a profit that year. Mr. Randolph also states in his affidavit that arrangements have been made through the large stockholders to meet the indebted ness in a given time and to re-or ganize the company on a paying basis, and they want to be assured of protection. All the stock except three shares is owned by Ben Moyses and the estate of Julius Rcdels heimer. MAIL CLOSES First mail over trail to Knik, Idita rod, and Susitna closes at 6 p. m. to night. A large number of children attend- j ed the Sunday school Hallow * cn j party at the Methodist church last night, and a very pleasant time spent. W. H. Whittelesey made a trip out to Kenai Lake on the car this morn ing. BIG BATTLE BEGINS AT MEXICAN BORDER Seven Thousand United States Troops Stand Ready to Fire If Foreigners Invade. WASHINGTON, Oct. 30.—General Funston reported this afternoon that the battle between the armies of Carranza and Villa has begun at Agua Prieta just across the border from Douglas, Arizona. This is the battle which has been expected for some time and which is ex pected to be decisive. DOUGLAS, Ariz., Oct. 30—The first item of news from the battle which is raging at Agua Prieta is that General Calles has dispersed three hundred Villa troops at Cabullax and a Villa patrol west of Agua Prieta has been wiped out. Six or seven thousand American troops are now patrolling the border ready to fire if Villa attempts to cross into United States territory to carry out a flanking movement against Carranza. Seven thousand Carranza troops are now moving by forced marches towards the battle field and their arrival is expected to insure victory for their side. It is stated that five thousand Villaistas are in battle formation south and east of Agua Prieta. SIR CHARLES TUPPER DEAD OTTAWA, Oct. 30.—Sir Charles Tupper, formerly premier of the Dominion and a famous lawyer, is dead in London. He has been known as the Grand Old Man of Canada. TO BLOW UP CHURCHES CHICAGO, Oct. 30.—Arthur Farwell, president of the Law and Order League, has received a letter signed by Mathew Josephson, executive agent of the Non Church and Anti- Prohibition League, stating that live million members of the League are supplied with ex plosives, and will blow up every church and other “Dry property in Illinois if necessary to stop the persecution ot saloons. CONTINUE THREATS SALT LAKE, Oct. 30.—The I. W. W. continue their threats to kill Governor Spry, to blow up the federal buildings and call a general strike all over America n the death sentence on Hillstrom is not commuted. 1 he go\ ernor’s bodyguard has been increased. MORGAN IMPROVES NEW YORK, Oct. 30.—The condition of John Pier pont Morgan continues to improve. MILWAUKEE, Oct. 30.—Charley White lost the decision today to Matt Wells, the English lightweight, in ten rounds. SACRAMENTO, Oct. 30.—The Board of Pardons has commuted the death sentence to life in the cases of Gleen Witt and Charles Oxnam, of Los Angeles, and of Mat Weston, of Oakland. NEW S. S. COMPANY WASHINGTON, Oct. 30.—Albany and New York advices state that the Pacific and Eastern Steamship company has been organized to take the place of the Pacific Mail company which recently stopped operating The new company has an initial capital of two million. The names of the owners are witheld for the present. Some Atlantic steamers will be taken to the Pacific by the new company. _ _ COURT TO BE HELD IN THE A. B. HALL Arrangements have been made for holding court in the new A. B. Hall. The term commences Monday next, and with the present cases to be tried will last but three or four days. FINE WINDOW DISPLAY Heine Haasch, of the Hardware department of Brown & Hawkins, and 1 Charles E. Martin, of the clothing | department, have arranged window, displays in their departments that, would bo a credit to any business house. In the hardware department there has been arranged various , household necessities in the form of, a pipe organ, J De Palma Drives 116 Miles An Hour NEW YORK, Oct. 30.—Ralph De Palma smashed the world's record for speed yesterday when he drove his automobile one hundred and six teen miles an hour in a race on Sheepshead track. The former record was held by Barney Oldfield who had made one hundred and eleven miles in an hour, or five miles less than the record now established by De Palma. A vast throng witnessed the race and the speed of De Palma al most took the breath out of the spectators.