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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE VOL. III., NO. 406. JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 1914. PRICE. TEN CENTS RAILROAD LOCATION WORK TO BEGIN IMMEDIATELY Coal and Commission Bills to go Through WASHINGTON. March 13?The pas sage of the Alaska railroad bill, which Is now out of the way, will be followed Immediately by other measures with out which It Is conceded that the gov ernment railroad line will not be a success. The coal leasing bill and the Alas ka Development Board bill, for the ad-i ministration of the government min ing and land laws and other matters In the North, will go through without great delay under the administration whip. The disposition in the Senate and House is to support quickly and in de tail the administration's plans for the settlement of the Alaska problem that has annoyed Washington and vexed Alaska for so many years. COMMITTEE RAISES $5,000 EIRST DAY - ? The committee soliciting subscrip tions to the stock of the association that is to purchase and maintain a recreation park in Juneau had good success yesterday and have continued J their work today. Yesterday approxi mately $5,000 or one-third of the whole-| was subscribed. What has been accom plished today is not yet known. It isj expected that at the meeting to be held in the offices of B. L. Thane to night the final steps will be taken to-j ward arranging for incorporation. It will probably be arranged to allow sub scriptions In lesser amounts than $100 per share, making it popular with all of the people, if there is any consid erable portion left unsubscribed at the time the committee reports. It is very probable that at tonight's meeting steps will be taken toward or-1 ganixlng a baseball team for the com ing season. Juneau fans are deter- i mined that the Capital City will make a better showing than last year and nothing will be left undone that would insure success along this line. There is much good baseball timber here at present and new material will be add ed as required. BRINGS NEWS OF FARTHEST NORTH -+ Joseph Jacquot, the old-time musher and trader of the Mackenzie country who blew into town the other day from Fort McPherson with Williams and Herbert, reports that Rev. Harry Fry. the Anglican missionary, has re-l turned to the mouth of the Mackenzie j from Cape Perry, to the eastward., where he spent a year, and was in touch with the white Eskimos discov ered by Stefansson. Jacquot says: "From what I could learn there are two Catholic priests. Father Leroux and Father Rouvier, in the midst of I white Eskimos, who have been there two years. They are said to have en-j tered the region via Bear lake. Es-i kimos as a rule do not become excited over religion, but I have not heard what progress the priests are making. "Rev. Fry found writing on a blaz on a tree on MacFarlane river bearing writing by Herbert Darrell. the Eng lishman. formerly of Dawson, who was lost in that region while explor-' ing. Darrell simply stated that he| had frozen both his feet. Rev. Fry| lost the copy he took, but I under stand there was no other statement and no further trace of the man. It Is conceded he is dead. Darrell and I left McPherson in 1910 for the country to the eastward. I stopped and trapped at Hutchinson bay, and Darrell proceeded farther eastward. That was the last seen of him. He was to have rejoined me in a month. I waited three months for him. and then returned to Arctic Red river post."?Dawson News. GRAND THEATRE The highly classed pictures last ev ening was certainly good.?"Aurora Floyd" in two parts?A story of love and sacrifice, from the writings of M. K. Braddon. is a photo play that you alt should see. "Gaumont Weekly"?All the latest events from all parts of the world. "Five Evenings"?a good comedy to send you out well pleased. Saturday matinee at 2 p. m. Help! Help! Help! First class chef wants a partner, and wants him badly. Only a small amount of cash required. See Juneau Investment Co. 3-12-tf GET READY. The first strawberries of the season will be in on the Northwestern next Saturday morning, also another large supply of eggs, butter, vegetables and fruits, to be sold at reduce-the-cost-of living prices. ROYAL FRUIT CO.. Phone 280. Coffee, better than your mother ever made, at the Sampede Restaurant.? ?2-19-tf. THE WEATHER TODAY. Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.: Maximum?-13. Minimum?35. Precipitation?.63. Cloudy; rain. WATER FRONT NOT | FOR ILLEGAL USE DlstTict Attorney John Rustgard | has pronounced the edict that thcro will not be any more bawdy houses al lowed on the waterfront. '?'The title to the tide lands," said Mr. Rustgard. "rests in the United States and the occupants of such lands are in possession through suf ferance only. It is the policy of the government not to disturb the people in this possession just so long as the premises are put to legitimate use. The government will not, however, permit the property to be held by those engaged in breaking the laws of the land. There are some people who have possession of certain water front premises now who have been conducting bawdy houses on the places referred to and who are still holding on in hope that at some fu ture time they will be allowed to re sume their unlawful career. I want to say that if these premises are not vacated by that class of people and the premises put to other use that they will very probably be dispossessed of their holdings and their buildings re moved from the public tide lands. "I have already taken the matter up with the Attorney-General's office which will in turn take the matter up with the Secretary of the Interior through which department the order for dispossession will have to come." ALASKA DRAMATIC SOCIETY MAKES HIT The "Bachelor's Honeymoon." a very mirth-provoking musical comedy, as presented by home talent in Elks' hall, under the direction of H. Mclver, was a great success. There was a large attendance and the performance well received. All of the principals acquit ted themselves creditably and received warm recognition for the efforts. The chorus was very effective and added much to the production. The plot is the old story of an aged aunt leaving a fortune < to a gay young nephew on condition that he is married and has a family within a stated time. A deacon of the church has been named as executor of the will and the lively heir is all at once confronted with the necessity of pro ducing a wife and family, or of bid ding good bye to the prospective for tune. The action of the play is made up of the efforts he makes and of his friends to assist him in meeting the required conditions. Mr. Lovegrove. as Jobson the gard ner. was a source of many laughs. The characters portrayed by Mrs. Britton and by Miss Jorgenson were the real life of the play. Mr. Zeigler and Mr. Mclver also acquitted themselves like progessionals. A specialty by Dorothy Haley and Ruth Merrill won rounds of applause. LAST OF BOWLING TOURNAMENT TONIGHT ?+? The last games of the international bowling tournament will be played to night. The Juneau team has to over come a lead of 14 pins that Skagway. which has first place, holds in ordet 1 to win. A strenuous effort will be I made to turn the trick. DOUGLAS ELKS WIN AT BOWLING AGAIN The Douglas Island Elks' bowling team defeated the Juneau team again last night on the Elks' bowling alley. They lead by 30 pins. The score: Douglas. 2123; Juneau. 2098. The records of the teams follows: Douglas Elks: Metznor 135 182 134?451 Bennett 107 118 169?394 Thielcke 180 138 112?430 Terry 145 96 147?38S Snow 152 179 134?465 Totals 725 713 696 2128 High average. Snow. 155; high score, Thielcke, 180. Juneau Elks: Lucas 126 118 111?355 Carmine 167 120 101?388 Hausch 120 160 147?427 King 122 166 160?448 Green 161 151 168?48C Totals 696 715 6S7 2098 High average. Green, 160; high score Green, 168. HARD TIMES BALL NEXT TUESDAY NIGHT ?+? A great deal of interest is being manifested In the "Hard Times" bat that Is being given by the young bach elors of Juneau on the night of St Patrick's day. Tuesday. March 17 From present indications it will b< one of the most popular events ol the season. ? The Jelly crowd, the good smokes the pleasant play will make you happj day by day. Play pool at Burrord'i and take the kinks out of your liver 2-16-tf. You'll find the cosmopolitan crowc at tho Stampede. 2-19-tf COMMERCIAL CLUB GETTING NEW BLOOD Thirty-five now members have been added to the Juneau Commercial Club within the past few days and the club is taking: on new lifo according to Sec retary Ike Sowerby and J. E. McKan na, who are the committce?on member ship that have been canvassing the town for the past few days. Many of the old members who have not attend ed recently have taken renewed in terest In the organization. There promises to be great things doing at the meeting next Thursday night. Pres. John Reck announces that^therel will be an election of officers and there-! fore urges a full attendance. There are several committee reports to be submitted and other things of import ance to the town that will receive at tention. One of the most important matters that will come before the meeting will be in relation to the providing of homes for the employees of the Alas ka Juneau ore reduction works now being established in the city. This is regarded as a matter of extreme im portance. Many business men have expressed themselves as being in favor of Ju neau making a demonstration of some sort over the final passage and sign ing of the Alaska railroad bill and this matter will be brought up and acted upon. ? ? ? JACK CURLEY HAS JOINED THE STAMPEDE Jack Curley, well known caterer has returned from an extended sojourn to the Westward, where he visited Chit inn. Cordova. Valdez and Seward. He says that he Is glad to be back in the old town again and Is greeting his friends at tho Stampede restaurant; where he has taken the position of chef. APARTMENT HOUSE FOR WULZEN AND HURLEY Contractor A. C. Craig has closed the contract with It. W. Wulaen and R. C. Hurley for the construction of nn apartment house for the latter In the Pacific Coast addition. Work will be-i gin as soon us the material arrives. ELKS' MINSTRELS WILL BEGIN PRACTICING MONDAY Rehearsals for the Elks' minstrels j performance that will be presented to the public?probably Mhrch 27th?will; begin Monday. Harry Melver will have charge of the entertainment and the preparation for it. LINDERMAN CASE IS STILL IN COURT ?+? The case of Lucy Lindcrman against Jimmy Young Is still occupying the at tention of the district court. Today Mrs. Ole Orson is acting interpreter for the Indian testimony . ? INSURANCE COMPANY FILES ?+? The National Insurance company of: Hartford Conn., has filed qualification i papers entitling it to do business in Alaska, with Charles E. Davidson, Sec retary of the Territory. ORHEUM, TONIGHT. The Patho Weekly, opening the per formance tonight includes the Seattle Chamber of Commerce 8000-mile ex cursion in Alaska, showing several distinguished guests, Including Seth Mann, personal representative of Pres ident Wilson. Also shows Emperor Francis Joseph attending the horse show at Vienna, Austria; the Turner Societies at Denver, Colo., in an alle gorical parade; James Hamilton Lewis unveiling the statue of Stephen A. Douglas, aud numerous other events, concluding with Mutt fixing Jeff's au tomobile which he does properly. "Twilight of Her Life." Is a clever Lubin drama and features some of the stars. "Trixie and the Press Agent" is a laughable comedy by the Kalem Co. "From Pen to Pick" is a Pathe com edy wherein the labor question is made the butt of the fun. There will be a concert number Sun day evening, in addition to regular show. Save your coupons. Hunt up your old clothes for the ; "Hard Times" ball, to be given on the I evening of St. Patrick's Day, at Elks' ? hall. Invitations can bo obtained from l Len Hurlbutt. 3-13-3t. I * ? ? Frank Bacty Douglas' Democratic ; warhorsp, was a Juneau visitor today. C. J. Junta, formerly In business in Nome arrived in Juneau on the last trip of the Jefferson accompanied by Mrs. Junta and they have taken apart ? ments In Hogan's Flats. Monte A. Snow, of Trcadwell, spent today in Juneau visiting friends, j C. H. Passells is a homebound pas senger on the Northwestern which will be due at Juneau tomorrow morning. Major A. E. Ransom, division super j intendent of the Northern Life Insur ance company, and Mrs. Ransom will leave on the Northwestern for Cor dova, Valdez and Seward. They will stop at Juneau again on their way ? South. Richard Harris, who has been cruis 1 ing for piling timber for somo time with Jack Johnson, writing from Ten akee to Juneau friends, says he will j return to Juneau the latter part of this month. WORK STARTS SOON ON ZYNDA BUILDING ?+? The Bush-Soles construction com pany that is preparing plans for the handsome new Zynda building to be erected at the corner of Third and j Main streets report thnt the plans are ! now nearly completed and that they will be submitted wlthlu the next four or five dayS. Construction work will begin almost Immediately upon the plutis being approved. The new building will bo one of the most substantial and modern struc tures In the city. It will be somewhat after the style of the new Garslde building bo}h in outward design and appearance and thoroughly modern all through. The building Is to be 50x50, three stories and full basements Th? base ment will be below the street level and will have a depth of ten feet. It will be of concrete, col struct Ion. The J apace will be devoted to storage, j The main floor will be devoted to business connected with the brewery and will contain the brewery office, bottling room, wash room, and cooper age Bhop. The main entrance to the upper floors will be on Third street near the center of th building, while the main entrance to the first floor will bo at the corner of Main street. The two upper floors are to be di vided into rooms suitable for offices or living rooms. The first of these or second floor will contain ten large rooms, all of which will be outside rooms und well lighted and suitable either for offices or living apartments. There will also be toilets and bath rooms on this floor. The top of third floor w'JJ contain twelve comfortable rot- nil outside, well lighted and des.? i for living apartments. There will so be toilets and bath rooms 011 ?his floor. SEATTLE COUNCILMAN FORCED OUT OF OFFICE ?+? SEATTLE. March 13.?City Coun cilman Ralph G. Pierce resigned yes terday when a committee reported finding thnt he had solicited cam paign funds in behalf of the primary Mavorality campaign of John C. Sla ter. NEW YORK MERCHANTS CHARGED WITH LARCENY NEW YORK. March 13? Henry Selgel and Frank E. Vogol. his partner, huve been indicted for grand larcony In con nection with the failure of thair .stores and bank which occurred some timo ago. NEW PRESS SERVICE TO BEGIN SOON ?+? NEW YORK, March 13?The Cen tral News of America, Is the name of a new telegraphic news serving com pany that will enter the field soon In competition with the Associated Press and the United Press. J. B. Shale, who was at the head of the Publishers' Press before it was sold to Scripp and consolidated with the United Press Is president and general manager of the new company. AUSTRALIAN COAL MEN FEAR YANKEES LONDON, March 13.?D. A. Thomas head of Cambrian coal interests In England, declares that he is more alarmed at America's threatened com petition in coal than in oil; that the American coal compares favorably with the South Wales product; and that with opening of Panama canal most of the coal used In Great Bri tain will come from America. The cost of production In the United States according to Mr. Thomas, is less than one-third of that In South Wales. WINDHAM BAY GETTING READY FOR THE SPRING WINDHAM, March 11. ? Windham Bay is preparing for spring activities. This place will be a center for both mining and Ashing. F. Ketchmark is getting things in shape to move up to his mining prop erties as soon as snow Is In condition for travel. J. Mattlson has moved out to his Ash saltery. Ho spent the winter here, but is now getting ready for the Ash ing season. Mr. Luffman is preparing to spend a part of the summer, at least, pros pecting on Shuck. We Lead, Others Follow. We aro leaders in reducing the high cost of living. Fancy Burbank potatoes, $1.45 pet sack. Oranges, two dozen for 35 cents. Fancy Washington Creamery butter 35 cents per pound. 3-12-tf. ROYAL FRUIT CO., Phone 380. SPRING AND SUMMER, 1914. This is an invitation for you to call and inspect the season's new designs, the spring suitings and other fabrics in the tailoring line. It is an offer to furnish you with clothes made in your own homo town, made by competent workmen; clothes not made In Eastern sweatshops. Cordially, ?3-4-tf. F. WOLLAND. WANTED?Colored girl would work by the hour or day. Phono 229, room 4. 3-12-31 'HUMPHREY ATTACKS GlffORD PINCHOT ?+? WASHINGTON, March 13.?Gifford Plnchot was charged by Representa tive Will E. Humphrey In the House today with favoring the government j land exchange transaction wltft the, Santa Fo railroad. Humphrey said that was the greatest and most out [ rageous looting of the public domain; that over occurred in American hlB-1 J tory. "1 challenge any man to show," said Humphrey, "that Plnchot ever protest ed against the stenl under which the Santa Fe received 1,200,000 acres of the best public land in exchange for a like number of acres of untimbered, utterly worthless land, which was es timated by the railroad to bo worth 15 cents an aero. Plnchot could see a man in Alnska if he cut a fishing pole, but he could not see the Santa Fe railroad stealing "1,200,000 acres of timber at one time." ? ? ? VANDERBILT LEAVES $20,000,000 ESTATE j NEW YORK, March 13.?George W.' i Vanderbilt left an estate valued at j more than $20,000,(100 to his widow and child. The latter, aged 12 years, gets $5,000,000 and the famous Biltmore estate near Ashville, North Carolina. | ? ? ? NEBRASKA STATE BANKS MAY ENTER -?+? OMAHA, Neb., March 13.?The Ne braska State banking board has grant ed permission to Nebraska State banks; [to enter the Federal reserve system,; [despite a ruling of the Attorney-Gen-: jeral that State banks were prohibited j jfrom doing so by statute. UNCLE SAM SPEAKS FOR STANDARD OIL BERLIN, March 13. ? The United [States government has renewed its | representations against the exclusion of the Standard Oil Co. from Germany J under the terms of the proposed pe troleum monopoly bill, the passage of which is now regarded as a certainty. Standard Oil Strong in China. NEW YORK, March 13.?The Stand-; ard Oil Co.'s agreement with the Chinese government for the develop ment of oil Holds is limited to 60 years. The company has promised to support; the Chinese government In making a large loan, it is understood, through | banks in which the company is inter-1 ested. NO INCOME TAX ON TRINITY CHURCH ' NEW YORK, March 13?The solici tor of the internal revenue bureau has rendered an informal opinion that the Trinity Church Corporation of New York will not be required to pay tax on income derived from the rentals of its buildings and from other sources In New York. GREAT BRITAIN LIKES GOVERNMENT 'PHONES j LONDON, March 13.- A. M. Ogii [vie, who represents the British post ofllce department in negotiating the [transfer of the business of the Nu-t |tional Telephone Co. to the govern-[ Iment, says: "The telephone system jbas greatly improved during the last [six months, now that we are settling [ down. As with the postoflice and the! Telegraphs, Great Britain would not go back to private ownership. The [government gives a wider and equal-! ;iy elDcient service, and makes a na-| jtional profit out of it." - - - - HUMBOLDT IS ON HER WAY NORTH SEATTLE, March 13. ? The Hum boldt sailed for Alaska at one o'clock this afternoon with the following pas sengers: For Juneau: Mrs. R. Semple, W. G. Stewart, O. B. Thompson,-Ed. Mayer and wife, L. P. Larson. J. W. Plum, L., Lovegren, G. W. McKlnney, A. Ares-' kjold, Harry F. Walker, Sam Elm, P.! Klip, ^1. Morliff, S. J. Kane, J. S. Bon- j ey, and twelve steerage. For Douglas?Mrs. J. D. Bates, Miss| T. Tell and three steerage. ILLINOIS NEGRO RUNS FOR CITY COUNCIL URBANA, III., March 13.?Richard Williams, a negro, was nominated for alderman from the Fifth Ward of this city on the Republican ticket at yes terday's primaries. He received one vote?all that was cast for that office. His name will go on the ballot. MEDITERRANEAN WIND WRECKS MANY SHIPS ?*? M ELI LAV, Morocco. March 13. ? A hurricane that swept the Mediter ranean yesterday has piled 43 ships J on the shores of Morocco, practically all of which are total wrecks. ST. LOUIS FIRE IS BEING INVESTIGATED ST. LOUIS, March 13.?The coroner has begun an investigation into the Missouri Athletic Club Are. Get the big feed of good grub at the small price at the Stnmpede restau rant 2-26-tf. BRADLEY COMPANIES TO EMPLOY 400 MORE DOUGLAS, March 13?R. A. Klnzlo general superintendent of the Alaska Trcadwell and Alaska Juneau mining companies has today issued a state ment declaring that commencing on April 15, many men will bo required by the two companies. The Alaska Ju neau company will need GO additional men at that time and the Treadwell company will require 350 men. The men wanted for Treadwell will In clude those required to work on the power development at Nugget creek. This will materially relieve the labor situation and make places for practically all of the surplus labor here unless there should be a contin ued immigration of labor from other points. The men will be needed at the Al aska Juneau on account of the in creased output of the mine and of Increased activity at tho mill. The | large force at Nugget creek will be used largely to complete the big stor-j nge dnin that is to be erected. TEDDY TO ATTACK WiLSON'S POLICY PARIS, March 13.?Francis Rattle i.oomis, a close friend of former Pres ident Theodore Roosevelt, says the olonel will return from South Ameri ca about the first of May and at once launch a vigorous attack on the Mex ican policy of President Woodrow Wil son. MAY EXEMPT RETAILERS I . AND PUBLISHERS WASHINGTON, March 13.?Senator George T. Oliver has introduced an amendment to exempt from the In terstate trade commi8sion bill corpor ations with capitalization or an annu al business under $100,000, those ex clusively selling at retail and those printing newspapers or periodicals. NEWLANDS TO AMEND TRADE COMMISSION BILL WASHINGTON, March 13.?Senator .'?'rancls O Newlands, of Nevada, atter a conference with President Weodrow Wilson stated that he had decided 'o offer seceral amendments to his in terstate trade commission bill. These will provide for the protection of trade secrets, limit the jurisdiction of the law to "corporations having annual gross receipts exceeding $3,500,000," and give the commission power to hear and report its findings and con clusions in proceedings in equity brought by or under the direction of} the Attorney-General. . M'ADOO AND PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER MAY WED WASHINGTON, March 13.?It is ex pected that the formal announcement of the engagement of Secretary of the Treasury William Gibbs McAdoo and Miss Kleanor Wilson, youngest daugh ter of President and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, will be made at the White House today. Washington society, notwithstanding the denial made a short time ago, believes that an en gagement undoubtedly exists. WILLIE RITCHIE GETS DECISION OVER WOLGAST -+? MILWAUKEE, March 13.?A knock down in the seventh round and su perior glove play all through the bout caused Willie Ritchie to get n decis ion from the referee over Ad Wolgast in a ten-round milf here last night. SENATE ASKT PAGE TO EXPLAIN SPEECH WASHINGTON, March 13. ? In a speech at London Wednesday night American Ambassador Waiter H. Page said "that the United States would prefer that no European gov ernment should gain more land in the New World." Yesterday the United States Senate adopted a resolution of fered by Senator George E. Chamber lain, of Oregon, calling upon Page to explnin the meaning of the speech. Bryan Asks Explanation. LONDON, March 13?American Am bassador Walter H. Page received no tice from Secretary of State William J. Bryan today to cable an explana tion of his speech of Wednesday night. i * * * J. H. HAMMOND SAYS NEW SYSTEM IMPRESSES LONDON, Mnrch 13. ? John Hays Hammond, now in London, says the European financiers are most favor ably impressed with the new Ameri can currency act. SENATE CREATES NEW COAST GUARD SERVICE WASHINGTON. March 13. ? The United States Senate yesterday passed a bill creating the "Coast Guard Ser vice," by uniting the revenue marine sendee and the life-saving service. Administration Planning Railroad Construction WASHINGTON, .March 13.?The In dications now are that actual con struction on the Alaska railroad will begin in 1915. President Woodrow Wilson and Secretary of the Interior Franklin K. I.ane, yesterday evening, I discussed the preliminaries in conncc I tion with the railroad enterprise. | Speaking of the result of the discus* sion, Mr. I ano said: "The first step to be taken by the government Is to lay out the route. During the discussion of the bill in Congress I have been gathering data on the possible routes in addition to what has been supplied by the Alas ka railroad commission. "Experienced men will be needed in i this work, and I have been getting information about competent men who have knowledge of railroad construc tion in all of its stages. "The laying out of the routes will probably take all of the coming sum mer. Following that will come the preparation of the plans, including the selection of the man who will have charge of the enterprise from then until the completion of the construc tion. "The road can be commenced in 1915. "All appointments will be on the basis of efficiency. We want good men." Mr. Lane indicated that steps would be taken at once to carry out the pro vision giving the President authority to purchase existing lines. He said that he expected to represent the Pres ident in the negotiations and stand be tween his chief and the railroad own ers if the latter should be inclined to value their properties too high. Joslin Favors Wickersham Bill. WASHINGTON, March 13.?Falcon Joslin appeared before the House committee on Territories today and urged favorable action upon the Wickersham bill fixing a five-per cent, gross earnings tax on railroads In Al aska for the repeal of the $100 a mils license tax. GERMAN COMPANIES MAKE 15- YEAR POOL BERLIN, March 13.?The "commun ity of interest" agreement entered In to by the Hamburg-American and the North German Lloyd steamship lines as a result of the intervention of Kmper or William will continue for 15 years. The agreement provides that the two companies shall share equally in the North American freight and passen ger business. North Atlantic Pool Renewed. LONDON, .March 13.?Conditioned upon a final agreement on several un settled questions the North Atlantic Btcamship pool will be renewed for a period of five years. At any rate it will bo continued for a year, and if the unsettled questions are still open there will be another full conference next year. The settlement of the war between the German companis made the new agreement possible. Canadian Traffic Declining. LONDON, March 13. ? There has* been such a general falling off in steamship travel between Great Brit ain and Canada that both the Cunard and White Star lines have been obliged to cancel sailings to Dominion ports. OUTLOOK FOR GOOD YEAR GETS HETTER NEW YORK, March 13. ? General Malinger Ware of the Union Pacific says: "We expect spring traffic to be larger than ever before.' Farming [piospccts were never better. There has been a great deal of snow in the mountains and on the slopes. A suffi cient water supply for crops Is as sured." More Men Working at Gary. CHICAGO, March 13.?Within the last six weeks 2000 men have gone back to work at tbe Gary plant of the United States Steel Corporation, which is employing 7,200 men. Greatest Prosperity Coming. NEW YORK. March 13.?Confident that the Interstate Commerce Cimmis sion will concede railroads an increase in freight rates of from 3% to 5%. Congressman Jefferson M. I-evy, of New York, says the country will soon experience the greatest era of pros perity it ever has known. OHIO TAX COLLECTORS STILL AFTER JOHN I). COLUMBUS. O.. March 13.?Ohio tax deputies have been instructed to renew the fight to collect this year's tax on several millions of personal property of John. D. Rockefeller. SHOCKING CONDITIONS EXIST IN COLORADO WASHINGTON, March 13? Chair man Foster, of the Congressional com mittee that has been investigating the Colorado mines strike has returned to this city. He said that he found "amazing and shocking conditions there that require drastic remedies." Have some fun! Tickle the Ivories at Burford's 2-16-tf.