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DAILY I J 1_ -1 uniii lunpit HAti V KXCKI'T SUNDAY LARGEST ALASKAN CIRCULATION ADVERTISEMENTS BRING RESULTS_ I LBLISHKD DAILY EXCEI I SU.Mjai______ _ - -- . SEWARD. ALASKA, MONDAY, JUNE 12, 1916. T“ C«nt« lht \ o'. 10, No I _ — ■■■ ■ .- ■ ■■ ..... _ ■in—— T. R. SATS RE IS OUT Of POLITICS BUT PROGRES SIVES SAY THEY WILL NOT ENDORSE HUGHES HUGHES STARTS CAMPAIGN TO PROVE HE MEANS RUSINESS PROGRESSIVES TO FIGHT NEW YORK. June 12—Still full of fight the Roosevelt radicals of the Progressive party will storm Oyster Bay today in an effort to convince the Colonel that he should re consider his decision to decline the Progressive nomina tion. The delegates who returned from Chicago today said it is still the consensus of opinion in the Progressive party that T. R. should accept the nomination of the party he fathered and they also stated most emphatically that the party will positively not endorse Hughes. HUGHES STARTS CAMPAIGN WASHINGTON. June 12.—Hughes has already be gun the tight for the party and was in harness this morn-j ing. He leaves for New York today to hold a political conference and this action in hastening the work is con strued as being meant to remove any doubts about his in tention to wage a vigorous campaign from the very start. He lias been the recipient of thousands of messages of con gratulation and the Republicans all over the country seem to be very confident. T. R. CUTS OUT POLITICS OYSTER BAY. June 12.—Roosevelt reiterated today the statement that he is out of politics and that his life in future will be devoted to literature and private pursuits. He made the following emphatic statement to the corres pondnts who crowded around to secure his final message: "1 want to tell you. newspapermen, that it is no use for you to come up here to see me. I will have nothing to say anil I will answer no questions, so please don’t ask me. I am out of politics.” If the former president has any plans for the immedi ate future except to follow literature he has not made them public. . RE-ELECT MURDOCK CHICAGO, June 11.—Following a stormy session the Progressive convention last evening elected Murdock as chairman and Davis as secretary of the national organiza tion. At times towards the close the convention develop ed some very fiery scenes. The news that Roosevelt had declined the nomination arrived before the end of the convention and was the cause of some remarkable scenes. WILSON IS SILENT WASHINGTON, June 11. — President Wilson is working on the draft of the Democratic platform today. When the news came to him that Hughes had received the nomination at Chicago he maintained absolute silence and had apparently prepared to adopt such an attitude. Some of his high supporters are delighted admittedly at the manner in which things went at Chicago. They predict that the Republican split is still in existence and will con tinue during the election, making sure of the re-election of Wilson. They point out that if a union had been possible at all it would have been effected before any nominations were made. They also believe that the refusal of Roose velt to run will not cause his supporters to quit the fight. — ■ ^ TO MAKE PEACE MOVE WASHINGTON, June 11.—Some of the most promi nent members of the government are credited with the statement that President Wilson intends to make definite peace moves in connection with the European war im mdiately after his nomination at St. Louis. He is said to have hesitated previously in the fear that such moves might be regarded as politics. OUT AGAINST JUDGES ST. LOUIS, June 12.—Chairman Win. F. McCombs of the Democratic national committee announced today that he has prepared a resolution to submit to the platform committee asking for a plank demanding a constitutional amendment that would prevent any federal judge being elected to any other office. The resolution arises from the nomination of Hughes by the Republicans. (Continued on Page 4) More Jap Troops Sent Into China TOR 10, June 12. — The Japanese government is now sending two more batallions of troops to Tienstin anti Pekin, China, it was learned today and war is almost certain. The in vasion is expected not to be interfer ed with as the world powers are too much taken up with their own affairs. Some protests are looked for, how ever. DARIO REST A WINS BIG CHICAGO RACE CHICAGO, June 12.—Dario Resta| won yesterday’s second annual Chi- j cago automobile Derby making the amount of his winnigs this year one , hundred thousand dollars, lo be iV*r mitted to enter the nee each contest- i ant had to make ninety miles an hour in a trial spin. SEWARD WET BYJIG VOTE VALDEZ.—At a recent canvass of the town of Seward on the question of License or No License, the town went for license by a large majority. The enumerators registered the names of 612 residents, of whom 436 detTur ed themselves in favor of licenses, 145 in favor of no license, and 31 had no j opinion. As the latter are counted as ' not favoring license the result is placed at 436 for license to 176 against.—Ex. ROIX OF HONOR TO BE GIVEN TOMORROW The rolls of honor will be given out to the school children at 2 o’clock to morrow at Pioneer Hall. NORTHWESTERN COMES WITH A GOOD BUNCH SEATTLE, June 12. — The North western left yesterday, Sunday, with the following for Sandpoint: Richard Hofstad and T. P. Carson. For Un alaska; N. O. Nelson, James Gerwo&l, F. Lafer and wife. For Kodiak: MTss Clara Smith, C. M. Winehell and wiTe, Mrs. G. Hanna and baby. The following are for Seward: R. F. Griggs and wife and baby and child, D. B. Church, F. Rodwell, L. Rod well, A. E. Bates, Mrs. H. E. Os mun, F. T. Harrington, A. M. Bate man and wife, Clifton Darling, Mrs. i C. L. Darling, Freda James, Mrs. 1>. T. James, ClifTord Mooers, Ed. Hodakenson, Benjamin High, Ethel Howard, G. Hislip, F. G. Deware, L. L. Bowers, C. B. Dodge and thirteen steerage. Mrs. E. O. Sawyer has purchased a lot north of Lowell creek from Ben Labaree. BILL GOVERNING REGULATIONS ALONG RAILROAD MODIFIED The bill which was recently intro duced to give greater powers to the Engineering Commission, and against which Delegate Wickcrsham protest ed, has been modified, according to a copy of the report of the hearing be fore the senate committee which came direct from Mr. Wickcrsham in the mail last night to this oflice. At the opening of the hearing Chairman Edes of the Commission declared there was no objection to having taken out of the bill any mention of “police” authority but Mr. Wicker sham, while stating that the elimina tion of the word “police” modified the bill in an important particular, and that while other modifications were made, the bill is still objectionable be cause it interferes w ith powers grant ed to the governor of Alaska by bills previously passed to make rules and regulations for sanitation and to en force them. Mr. Edes read a state ment which he had got from the solicitor to the department of the in terior in which it was said that the governor’s powers only were given for matters connected with quarantine but Mr. Wickersham strenuously de nied this contention. Edes and Wick ersham differed on many questions. By the way he is given the title “Colonel” Edes in the report and it may be that he has been given a commission in the army. Mr. Wick ersham also pointed out that in the original railroad bill an innocent little sentence crept in which turned out to mean nothing else than that tne authorities along the line of railroad could take away from the people the right to establish municipal govern ments. During the discussion Mr. Edes declared that “we have no ulter ior motives” and this seemed to be the keynote of the whole discussion. Mi. Wickersham apparently being afraid that such motives really did exist. Senator Nelson of the committee in terposed to suggest that the govern ment ought to have power to control whiskey sellers, gamblers and “bad men.” Wickersham answered rather warmly that “probably our civil gov ernment is a failure, and we have to turn the whole control of our muni- • cipalities over to some one man who thinks he is more competent to run the government than the people." Senator Nelson agreed that giving the Commission police power "was going too far." The phrase was also stricken out of the bill that the Com mission would have power to enforce sanitary rules during the operation or the road, so ending the power given with the construction. Mr. Wicker sham stated that two thirds of his time last winter had been spent try ing to prevent bureaus passing bills taking away power from the repre sentatives of the territory, such as the bill providing for the collection of fish taxes by the bureau of fish eries. Can Incorporate ~One of the most interesting facts brought out in the hearing is that Anchorage can incorporate if it wants to. Senator Nelson declared they could but Delegate Wickersham did not believe so. Clay Tallman, com missioner of the land office, made a statement and in answer to Mr. Wick ersham said there is no doubt that Anchorage can incorporate but they could not levy a land tax. Mr. Tall man believed they could levy a license or personal property tax to raise money. Mr. Tallman also said that at a meeting of the board of trade of Anchorage they decided not to intor porate. To this Wickersham an swered: “You say the people preferred this paternal system of government; As a matter of fact, nobody was there ex cept people who had signed one of those contracts to be bound?” “1 don't suppose there was. They would not be interested' answered Mr. Tallman. “Then they were bound by it" came back the Delegate. Mr. Edes wound up the discussion with a statement that the Commission would be gla<T to leave the matter to the governor of Alaska if he has the power but he pointed out how necessary it is to have sanitation. MANY ACCIDENTS IN SEATTLE YESTERDAY SEATTLE, June 12— Nine persons were injured, four seriously, in four automobile accidents which occurred in the streets of this city or on roads nearby yesterday. BROTHER SUCCEEDS EARL KITCHENER LONDON, July 10.—Colonel Henry Kitchener, brother of the late Earl Kitchener, who was drowned when the cruiser Hampshfre was submarined, will succeed to the earldom. The new earl is four years older than his deceased brother, having been born in 1846, and will be 70 years of age on the 5th of October next. Earl Kitchener never married. MEETING PROTESTS AGAINST THE BILL A mass meeting was recently held in Anchorage to protest against the bill introduced to give the Engineer ing Commission increased powers. This is the bill dealt with in today’s Gateway where it will be found the bill has been very much modified. FORMER MASSACHUSETTS MAYOR PICKS SEWARD H. C. Foster, mayor of Gloucester, Massachusetts, last year and the year before arrived on the Alameda and states that all the public men of the east have picked Seward as the per manent terminal of the Alaska gov ernment railroad. Mr. Foster was al so for two years a member of the Massachusetts state senate. The present congressman from his dis trict, Mr. Gardiner, told him before he came that all other towns would be rather temporary. In the race for the state senate Gardiner beat Foster by four votes but in the following year Mr. Foster was elected without opposition. He brings a letter from Chairman Edes to the officials here. At the meeting of the Commercial Club tomorrow evening the election of officers will take place. RESShN^IAIBASSV \U ^ y|CT()Ry AUSTRIANS ROUTED LONDON, June 12.—The complete rout of the Aus trian armies near Czernowitz was announced today by the Russian embassy. Two entire Austrian divisions with all their generals and guns have been captured and the victory is hailed as one of the greatest of the war. The Russians are now in full pursuit of the retreating main forces and Cossacks are over-running the whole territory in the rear of the fleeing enemy forces. ITALIANS START GOING ROME, June 12.—The Italian armies today took the offensive all along the Trentino front and have made gen eral advances. This movement was timed to be simul taneous with the general Russian advance against the Austrians in the east. It is reported, but not officially, that the Austrians were withdrawing from Trentino. The feeling here today is that the war has now entered a new phase with the allied armies on the offensive. FRENCH REPULSE GERMANS PARIS, June 12.—Repeated and violent German at tacks launched last night at the French trenches west of Vaux have been completely repulsed, according to the of ficial bulletin issued todav hv the war office GERMAN LOSSES LONDON, June 12.—The German total losses since the beginning of the war are 2,924,586 men of whom 734, 412 were killed, according to a British official tabulation made public today. These are given, rather, as the total losses in Europe as they do not include German losses in naval engagements or in the fighting in the German colonies. ITALIAN CABINET RESIGNS LONDON, June 11.—The Italian cabinet headed by Premier Salandra resigned today in a body. The action resulted from the failure of the chamber of deputies to pass a vote of confidence in the government following the presentation of the budget by the ministry of the interior. The lack of confidence expressed by the vote of the cham ber is due in a great measure to recent events on the Austrian front. PARIS ADMITS LOSSES PARIS, June 12—The war office officially admits the loss of several positions northeast of Verdun, chiefly around Vaux whose surrender was admitted a couple of days ago. Five hundred French soldiers and twenty machine guns were taken. Berlin military experts are quoted as saying that if the Germans can reach the main fortress from that direction a French retirement in the northwest will be necessary to avoid a trap. The authori ties are still confident, however, that we can hold the enemy. MEXICANS ARISING AGAINST AMERICANS NEW MEXICO, June 12. — A rising anti-American feeling is now sweeping through the state of Chihuahua, according to American refugees who have fled from the mines and ranches in the vicinity of Chihuahua City and have taken, refuge with the troops of the American ex pedition. Reports today stated that Mexican agitators are traveling from village to village and making incendi ary speeches against the “Gringoes” so that a general up rising is feared.