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-1 - PUBLISHED DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY r LARGEST ALASKAN CIRCULATION ADVERTISEMENTS BRING RESULTS_ ^ ___ — Ni>| „ v, ~ SEWARD. THE GATEWAY TO ALASKA. TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 2. 11115._Ton font, the Copy VILLA’S ARMY IS DEFEATED IN THE BATTLE OF *„******«»*##**•*»**»«»****•**»* AGUA PRIETA AND IS RETREATING IN DISORDER STAR OF NOTED CHIEFTAIN SINKS IN MEXICAN BATTLE DOUGLAS, Ariz., Nov. 2.—The battle of Agua Pricta. on which the fate of Villa probably depends, is now raging fiercely. The attacks were renewed b> the Villa froces on all sides of Agua Pricta at one o'clock this morning. Previous to that time the Carranza troops ex ploded mines along the whole front over which the Villa charge was ex pected to take place and the holes made in the ground rendered the ad- ^ vance a matter of extreme difficulty. The firing is heavy and violent on the west side of Agua I’rieta and in dicates that the Yaqui Indians from I Naco are attempting to storm the ; tow n from that quarter. At 1:30 -i o’clock this morning, or just half an hour after the opening of the bat' j' tie. all the Villa forces were engaged i and were pounding the defenses of ^ General Calles south and west of the town. Calles replied with guns, rifles and by the exploiting of many mines. Bullets about that hour be gan falling in this city and P. K. Jones, letter carrier, was shot as he stood in front of his home. As this dispatch is sent the bullets are sti" falling and the belief is growing that the United States troops will be or- I dered to open fire across the border < to protect the lives of Americans or » this side. At five minutes after two o’clock this morning, or a little over an hour since the re-opening of the big battle. Calles reported that the Villa attacks were being repulsed and that the enemy was leaving many dead around the Carranza trenches up against which they had charged in the manner of European soldiers in a similar sort of combat. The Calles report concluded with the con fident assertion: “We will hold Agua 1’rieta for years.” At this time bul lets are falling thick in Seventh street, Douglas, the street in which Jones was hit. Women and children are remaining indoors while the bul lets are pattering on the roofs anil walls. All over the city bullets con tinue to fall but not in such quanti ties. They are believed to be coming from the Villa lint's where heavy fir ing continues. Some of the bullets are falilng even a mile from the boundary line. At 2 o’clock Calles reported that he lost forty-five men killed and seventy-five wounded. The hostile forces have apparently taker a leaf from the European book and are placing much faith in trenches for defensive purposes so that a pro longed battle may be expected unless i>ne army or the other succeeds in outflanking the opposing side. It is DICK DAWSON BUYS BARNES’ PROPERTY SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 2.—Dick Dawson purchased the Barnes prop erty on Crow creek today and it will probably be developed extensively.; No further facts relating to the deal are stated but it is assumed that j some of the men, including Solner,; who have been interested with Daw i eon in his other properties are also j parties to the present de^l. It is Foul Murder Done | at Issaquah,W ash. Body of Farmer’s Wife Found Float ing in an Abandoned Well. SEATTLE, Nov. 2.—The body of Mrs. John Ellis, the wife of an Is saquah farmer, was found floating yesterday in an abandoned well close to that town and there is every’ reas * on to believe that she was the victim of foul play. Mystery, however, sur rounds the matter at present and not a clue has been obtained that could throw any light on the reason for taking the woman’s life. COURT NOTES 1 The case of Roycroft vs. Sauers was continued yesterday afternoon until tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock. The case of Haynes vs. Boyle will not be heard until the Evans arrives as the defendant will not get here sooner. The case arises from mat ters connected with the property where the Urbach store is. It is reported that another suit connected with real estate in the city may not come for trial. E. Levin has changed the arrange ment in the Commerce Cafe, making it much more handy to keep care of customers. He will install a range in the front of the restaurant in the near future. likely that a large stamp mill will be installed as soon as possible. The Barnes property on Crow creek consists of eleven quartz claims w hich are reported to 'be most prom ising. Barnes is no longer the owner of them and they were in the hands of the Turnagain Arm company when purchased, as stated by the forego ing cable, by the Dick Dawsbn in terests. WICKERSHAM WILL LIKELY SOON COME It was stated today that Delegate Wickersham has arrived at Cordova and that the time of his visit to Sew ard will depend on the movements of boats. The news of his arrival has not been received directly by this paper, however. As the Evans, the next boat, will not arrive before the beginning of next week and as Mr. W'ickersham will probably visit Val dez on his way from Cordova he will hardly arrive here before the end of the week. ❖ SHIP MOVEMENTS * ❖ FOR THIS MONTH ❖ ❖ - ♦ Agent Alex McDonald has receiv | ed notification of the following schedule for this month for the ves sels of the Alaska Steamship com pany: The City of Puebla will sail on the 4th, from Seattle via the outside passage. The Kansas City will sail on the same date as a freighter and will come by the outside passage. The Northwestern will sail on the 6th via the inside passage and will go through to Anchorage. The City of Puebla ami the Kansas City will also go to Anchorage. The Alameda will sail on the 20th. The Cordova is due at Anchorage Saturday morning with a thousand tons of freight - still feared that to carry out a flanking movement Villa may use United States territory and so pre cipatc a battle with American troops which are now' placed in positions best calculated to defeat any sue* attempt. VILLA DEFEATED DOUGLAS, Nov. 2.—Beaten to a i standstill by General Calles of thej ! Carranza army at Agua Prieta the j Villa army is retreating this after noon in an easterly direction. The Villa forces began to give way early this morning and wavered for a time. I then falling back and leaving four ’ hundred dead and wounded on the ' field. The latest news is that the re ; treating army is disintegrating fast 1 and hundreds are deserting in search | of food. Many buildings in Agua Prieta have been badly damaged. The wounded Villa prisoners declare that moit cf their army had been without food for two days. Since then it has been further learned that the retreat has been halted several miles ea^t of Agua Prieta where a herd of five hundred cattle was found, confiscated, killed and eaten have cooked by the starving soldiers. The defeat of Villa is regained as de cisive. FAILED TD PAY | THE MONEY BACK ONE VALDEZ MAN'S NAME AP PEARS AS A REFUGEE FROM EUROPE. WASHINGTON, Nov. 2.—The Treasury department has published the list of names of the Americans who received financial aid in Europe after the outbreak of the war to en able them to return home or for other uses and who failed to pay the money back to the government. Among the names on the list is that of Mark Graden, of Valdez, Alaska, who received fifty dollars. Seven names of Seattle people are on the list. Many of those who refused to reimburse the government are said to be people of some means who con sidered, apparently, that the govern ment owed them money or was bound to supply them with funds ! under extraordinary circumstances such as those in which they found themselves. THE WOMAN’S CLUB DISCUSSES FEDERATION The Woman’s club of Seward met ! yesterday afternoon at the Pioneer Hall with the president, Mrs. W. E. Root, in the chair. The main topic 1 of discussion yesterday was the pro posed constitution and by-laws of a territorial federation of Women’s Clubs as drafted by the Douglas Wo man’s Club, and whether this club would join that federation or not. There was no decision in the matter and the general opinion seems to be , that it would t>e of no advantage to the local club, and would be a source of considerable outlay of money. About 15 ladies attended the meeting ! yesterday afternoon. Hereafter the Woman’s Club of Seward will meet at the Pioneer Hall the first and third Monday of each month. The name chosen for the club yesterday was, “The Woman’s Club of Seward.’’ 1 ' 1111 " ' "_T~ * Ole Hoagland came in yesterday I afternoon from Kenai Lake with a good sired moose. CHINA WANTS A KING AGAIN RECENT ELECTIONS INDICATE THAT PEOPLE HAVE TIRED OF REPUBLIC GOVT. WASHINGTON, Nov. 2.—The in formation arriving here from the elections recently held in China in dicate that the sentiment of the peo ple has shown itself unmistakably in favor of a return to a monarchy. The details of the elections have not yet arrived and it is likely that they are not known even in the republic it self but the news from the large centers of population is distinctly in dicative of the fact that the people have grown tired of the republican form of government which they have experienced for some time. Making Big Figlit oil Dist. Attorney Table Compiled Showing How Mem bers of the Family Have Succeeded. A tremendous fight is now being waged against District Attorney Spence all over the division if re ports from other quarters can be re lied upon. Some of those opposed to him have compiled a list of his rela tives who have secured positions in timating, no doubt, that they secured them through his influence as Dis trict Attorney. The following list has been supplied the Gateway which publishes it merely as a matter of information on a question which is now causing much talk: The Document and List W. N. Spence Appointed United States Attorney for the Third Division, Territory of Alaska from Mitchel County, Second Congressional District, State of Georgia. Date of appointment, March 27th, 1914. Date of confirma tion, Date of taking office May 1st, 1814. Hillard G. Bonnet, Nephew Served as clerk to the United States Attorney at Valdez from Aug. 1st, 1914, to May 18th, 1915, salary >1.800 per annum. Ruth Spence, Daughter Served as clerk to the United States attorney at Valdez from May 10th, 1015, to August 15th, 1015, salary $1,800 per annum. William 11. Bonnet, Nephew Served as clerk to the United States attorney at Valdez from August 16, 1015 and is still serving, salary $1,800 per annum. Toy Spence, Daughter Teacher in Valdez schools for periods (pr. years) 1014-15-16, salary $100 per month. Ruth Spence, Daughter Teacher at Unga government school for year 1015-16, salary $175 per inonth. Miss Bonnet, Niece Understood appointed to teach school at Knik or Anchorage as soon as she can return from Unga in Nov. Salary not known. Bennet Spence, Son Worked with the Railroad Comis sion during the summer of 1015 with one of the survey parties. Salary not known. Hillard G. Bennet, Nephew Worked in the office of the Rail road Commission at Seward and An chorage for a short time, salary not known. He went wih the Floating court as a bailiff and did not receive much compensation. According to word received by the Engineering commission this morn ing it has been snowing considerably from Mile 34 out the line. BULGARIANS TAKE MON ASTIR AND BRITISH QUIT GALLIPOLI 'Shot Dead Over llie Body of His Mother Watching the Death Bed Robert Brewester Killed Through Jealousy. STEWARTSVILLE, Minn., Xov. 2. —Robert Brewster was shot and kill ed last night while watching over the ( body of his dead mother. The shot which took his life was bred by Den nis Smith who was an employe of the Brewster farm and who is believed to j have committed the deed because of jealousy due to the attentions of the two men to the same girl. Mrs. Brewster died on the same day that her son met his death. Smith has ( been arrested but has made no state- j merit, nor has he accounted for the reason why he chose the day of Mrs. j Brewster’s death for the murder. ARIZONA ALIEN LAW IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL WASHINGTON, Nov. 1.—The supreme court today handed down a decision to the effect that the Arizona alien labor law is unconstitutional. HERMAN RIDDER | PASSES AWAY TREASURER DEMOCRATIC NA TIONAL COMMITTEE AND AN EDITOR OF NOTE NEW YORK, Nov. 2.—Herman Ridder, treasurer of the Democratic National Committee, died here last night of kidney trouble. He was editor of the New York Staats Zei tung, the leading German newspaper of the United States, and had since the beginning of the war taken a leading part in opposing the anti German movements in this country. It is thought here that the pro-Ger man element will make his funeral a sort of demonstration in favor of German propaganda. He was sixt> - four years of age. HENRY OLIVER GRANTED DIVORCE THIS MORNINGj Henry Oliver was granted a di vorce from Jessie B. Oliver this morning by Judge Brown. There was no defense but the stipulation that there would be no defense was agreed to because Mrs. Oliver was given the custody of her child. L. L. James, Jr., was attorney for the plaintiff. PLAINTIFF IN TOWNSITE CASE ASKS 100 DAYS The attorney for the defense, T. C. West, in the case of the Alaska Northern Railroad vs. the Ballaines wired from Valdez, asking the court for 100 days in which to file his ex ceptions to the court’s finding of facts and decision of law. Mr. West claims that he is in such poor healtth that he will have to leave for the States on an early boat for expert medical , attention. ■ —■ ■ — "** PIONEERS MEET The regular meeting of the Pione The regular monthly meeting of the Pioneers will take place this evening at 8 o’clock at the Pioneer Hall. Several names are to be voted 1 on. BULGAKS TAKE MONASTIR LONDON, Nov. 2.—There is only too much reason to believe that the Bulgarians have captured the city of Monastir, Serbia, and advices from Athens today tend to confirm the belief. Monastir is in the extreme soutli of Serbia and near the Greek border and the capture of it shows that the Bulgarians must have invaded from the south and are thus threatening the Serbian line of re treat. ITALIANS DEFEATED VIENNA, Nov. 2.—After a fortnight’s battle the Austrian army stands triumphant over the Italians along the Isonzo valley and the enemy has been repulsed at ail points with a loss of one hundred and fifty thousand men. The attempt of the Italians was the third to break down our opposition in that quarter. It has been so badly de feated tlia: the whole Italian front is now reported to be subsiding. Our defenses are now so strong in that theatre that our general staff is perfectly confident that we can hold back the enemy with half his number. PEACE CONFERENCE COMING ZURICH, Switzerland, Nov. 2.—It is unofficially an nounced that a peace conference will soon he held at Lucerne and socialist newspapers declare that Prince von Buelovv, former imperial chancellor of Germany, has agreed to attend. It is admitted in high quarters that some efforts have been proceeding sub rosa towards mak ing the conference possible. BRITISH BOAT SUNK LONDON, Nov. 2—The British Torpedo boat Nine ty-six was sunk by a collision in the Straits of Gibraltar yesterday and two officers and nine men were drowned. The admiralty denies that the vessel was sunk by a Ger man submarine. KING GEORGE WELL LONDON, Nov. 2—King George has returned to Buckingham palace following his convalescence I roni the injuries caused by the fall from his horse while with the army at the front. BLOCKADE GREECE LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Nov. 2.—The German submarines in the Mediterranean have been ordered to proceed with a blockade of Greece according to advices from Munich. The blockade is probably intended to pre vent supplies from reaching the allied forces which are attempting to aid the Serbians and to prevent hostile forces from landing on Greek soil. GERMANS GAIN NOTHING IN WEST LONDON, Nov. 2.—In a speech in the house of com mons this afternoon Prime Minister Asquith declared that the Germans have gained not one foot of ground in France or Flanders since April. He admitted, however, that the British casualties in that quarter to date amount to three hundred and seventy-seven thousand men. He strongly hinted also that the allied troops will be with drawn from the Dardanelles for operations in the eastoi n theatre, that is, probably, in the Balkans. No news w nat ever is being given out front the western front and it is assumed that stalemate has again set in. The relative positions of the opposing forces are about the same as they were months ago. The allied offensive has complcte ly come to an end. Mrs. Galt’s Mother Nearly Lost Life WASHINGTON, Nov. 2.—Mrs. Bolling and her daughter, mother and sister of President \\ ilson’s fi ancee, narrowly escaped death and Miss Louise Roberts Cunningham lost her life as a result of the eflorts of Samuel Cunningham to fumigate his apartments this morning. The man is a chemist and he tried to perform the work with some chemicals whose properties are not yet fully determined. He was arrested today and will be charged with manslaughter. The fumes killed the girl almost immediately. Mrs. Bolling had apartments close to Cunningham in the same house and their escape is re garded as remarkable as the chemicals used were evident ly very deadly.