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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. IE., NO! 426. JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 1914. ' ? PRICE, TEN CENTS Election is Quiet But Big Vote Being Cast The municipal election Is passing off very quietly although there has been active and persistent work on the part of adherents to all of the par ty tickets in the field and there is ev ery indication that there will be a heavy vote cast. The polls opened promptly at nine o'clock with the fol lowing election board in control: Judges?James McKanna. H. R. Shep ard. Benj. Bullard; Clerks?James E. Barragar and C. F. Cheek. A large number of voters were pres ent. including a few women.- two of whom were allowed to cast the first two ballots. .Mrs. Julia Turner voted first, followed immediately after by Mrs. Emma Burton. This Is the first time that the women of Juneau have exercised the universal elective fran chise under the law as passed by Al aska's first legislative assembly. Over two hundred women are registered, and from the interest so far as shown it is believed that nearly all will ex ercise their rights. Within three hours, nearly three hundred votes had been cast and at this rate nearly the full registration will have an opportunity to vote. A feature of the present campaign has been the numerous campaign cir culars with which the town has been flooded, giving the contest a metropol itan flavor. The new voters have been sought in this way. I Many of the Socialist workers are out abjuring all voters to vote It straight. Supporters of the Citizen's cket are also asking that the ticket ! supported in Its entirety. From the ti. ? occupied in casting votes it is es timated that most of the ballots are being cast straight The beautiful, sunny, warm spring day has been of great assistance to those who are interested in getting out a full vote. At 3 o'clock this afternoon 630 votes had been cast and there was no cessa- > tion of the interest being taken. Sev- . eral automobiles and other rigs are 1 engaged in bringing voters to the polls. Women workers are active, probably Mrs. Katherine Kabler devoting more energy and time to the vote getting than any other. Humerous Side Light. When Jim McCloskey came to vote he was promptly challenged by E. Val entine?but the vote was cost Just the same and the Incident passed off with out any unpleasantness. Old timers who are acquainted with both men have indulged in quiet laughter over ] the event. I Workers Predict Victory For Citizens | The workers at the polls for the Citizens' ticket this afternoon freely i predicted that it will receive a sub stantial majority of the votes cast JUNEAU THEATRE NEARLY FINISHED The handsome new playhouse being constructed by Ashby and Endleman at the corner of Seward and Second streets Is now ncaring completion un der the direction of Contractor A. C. Craig. It will be. when thrown open, quite the hondsomest amusement place in Juneau. It is to be known as the Juneau Theatre. The style is a modi fied Moorish, beginning with the bro caded entrance on Seward near Sec ond. A neat box office Is at the left and a broad hall leads to the auditor ium on the main floor, while comfor table stairs lead to the balcony and gallery above. The balcony will be flanked in front by a row of six large boxes finished and furnished modern in every way. The main idea throughout is arrang ing for the comfort of patrons. There has been no crowding in the seating arrangements. Only 500 opera chairs are placed where ordinarily there would have been many more crowded into the same space. Comfortable dressing rooms are also provided for both stage people and patrons of the theatre. The place is designed for both the legitimate stage productions and for high class photo play art. The operat ing room for the moving picture ma chine is built in the corner of the gal lery dividing that section into two parts. Every precaution is being made aguinst fire, with exits in every di rection on each floor. No announcements have as yet been made as to when the place will be formally opened. GEN. DAVIDSON ENTERTAINS Acting Governor and Surveyor-Gen . eral Charles E. Davidson entertained; the Surveyor General's office force at a banquet given at his home last Sat urday. The evening was highly en Joyed by the invited guests, who were Messrs. George, Stowell. Rugg, Ken dall. Taschek. Lindner, Nahgel, Wil liamson and Moon. ALASKAN HOTEL ARRIVALS The following arrivals are reg istered at the Alaskan Hotel: C. E. Merrttt and wife. Ketchikan; P. E. Jackson. E. C. Russell and wife. City; B. F. Watson. Alaska; Omer H. Pat ton. Sand Point; C. K. Dye; H. E. Shook. Seattle. Royal typewriters. See W. H. Case. ?3-17-tf. Stampede?Some grub. THE WEATHER TODAY. Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.: Minimum?76. Minimum?31. Clear COMMITTEE BUSY AT NtESBYTERY The Presbytery of Alaska is work ing through its committees today. Yes terday afternoon a long list of stand ing committees was appointed to take up and consider the various matters that are to come before the sessions. Their reports will commence coming in tomorrow and the real work of the meeting will then begin. Yesterday afternoon the report of Eider E. Otis Smith, of Sitka, who was a commissioner last year to the Atlanta General Assembly was re ceived and listened to with great In terest. Popular Meeting Tonight. There will be a poular meeting of the Presbytery of Alaska tonight at 8 o'clock at the Presbyterian church. The Rev. Edward Marsden, of Ketch ikan and Saxman, an Alaska Indian ordained minister, will speak of "Evi dences of Christianity among the Na tives," and Rev. David Waggoner, of Klawock, will discuss "Phases and Problems of Native Work." Mrs. E. P. Stowell wil> sing a solo. The public is invited. Delegates at Presbytery. The delegates to the Presbytery are as follows: From Sitka?Rev. R. J. Diven, pastor Sitka church. Elder E. Otis Smith. Elder John Newall (Na tive): From Klukwan?Rev. Fred Falconer: From Hoonah?Rev. George Good: From Juneau?Rev. John B. Stevens. Elder George Stowell: From Kake?Rev. George J. Beck: From Klawack?Rev. David Waggoner, Wil liam Benson. (Native): From Saxman ?Andrew Thomas. (Native): From Kasan?George Eaton. (Native) From Hydaberg?George Haldane (Native): From Ketchikan?Rev. Edward Mars den. Edward Virney (Natives): Rev. J. H. Condit, representing the Board of Home Missions of New York, who was invited to sit as a corresponding member. U. S. OFFICIALS WILL LEAVE FOR SKAGWAY United States District Judge Robert \V. Jennings, and District Attorney John Rustgard will go to Skagway Thursday on business in connection with Ae District Court. Among matters to be considered are applications for liquor licenses. Pro test has been made against the grant ing of a license for the Board of Trade, which, it alleged, is less than the re quired distance from a church. Attorney Z. R. Cheney will accom pany the court to Skagway. MIDGET BOXERS AT ORPHEUM THEATRE TOMORROW In addition to the regular program at the Orpheum theatre tomorrow ev ening. the midget boxers, Eugene and Harold Merritt, will appear in five two-minute rounds sparring exhibition. These.boys are six and eight years of age respectively, and are high-class entertainers. There will be no extra charge. ? * ? BERTHA SAILS NORTH WITH FREIGHT AND EXPLOSIVES The freighter Bertha, of the Admiral 1 Line, sailed North from Seattle with freight and explosives for Southeast-! em and Southwestern Alaska points. I She will sail for Knik from Juneau and remain there during the summer as a terminal for the regular line of steamers of the Pacific-Alaska Navi gation company. * ? PERSONAL MENTION h + Miss Willa Edminister, stenographer for the firm of Winn and Burton left for Seattle on the City of Seattle Sun day evening for a vacation of sev eral weeks P. H. O'Neil. who drove the great Sheep Creek tunnel for the Alaska Gastineau Mining company left on the City of Seattle for a two months va cation in the States. He was accom panied by Mrs. O'Neil. Attorney Harry Smith left for Skag way Saturday evening on the City of Seattle. He went to the Lynn canal metropolis on legal business. J. C. Harrington, of the Astoria and Puget Sound cannery at Excursion In let was in town this week. Deputy Marshal William Fels re turned to Juneau on the City of Se attle Saturday. E. P. Walker, fur warden in the fisheries service left for Sitka on the Georgia. Louis Levy was a passenger for Sitka on the last trip of the Georgia. Miss Cecelia McLaughlin has accept ed a position as stenographer in the office of Winn and Burton, made va cant by the resignation of Miss Ed minister. Mr. and Mrs. William Britt have ta ken the D. H. Delzelle residence at the corner of Gold and Third streets. General Manger L. K. Kennedy, of the Jualin mines arrived in Juneau on the last trip of the Georgia. James Protopapas returned from Skagway on the Inst trip of the steam er Georgia. Carl Johnson of the Empire force is a returning passenger aboard the Humboldt. Judge R. A. Gunnison has returned t-om a flying trip to Skagway. RUTH PRESTON. Teacher of piano. 138 Franklin. 3-19-tf RAILROAD MEANS REAL DEVELOPMENT i CHICAGO, April 7.?Director of the Reclamation Service F. H. Newell said here yesterday that the real develop ment of Alaska will begin with the construction of the govornmont rail road In that Territory. He said that the Territory contains a vast faming area which will become avatlablo with the advent of the railroad, and that settlers will pour Into it In great num bers. "With tho building of the railroad," he said, "will begin the development of the Immense coal fields, and the gold and other mineral output will in crease enormously. This development will produce a local market that will sustain those who engage in farming during the preliminary stages of de velopment beforo tho period of export shall begin." CAMP FIRE GIRLS IN AFTERN.ON TEA ?+? On Saturday last the Camp Fire girls gave a very pretty Japanese tea in the basement of the Methodist church, which proved very successful tne room being hung with Japanese lanters and the girls all dressed as Japanese, made a charming picture. There were candy stalls and tea ta bles, and a fortune telling booth; or ange tree, etc. About $45.00 was cleared, bringing their summer camp fund up to $90.00. The Camp Fire entertainment will be given in the beginning of next month. J. J. CLARKE APPOINTED CHEIF DEPUTY BY BELL ??? J. J. Clarke has been appointed chief deputy by Jay W. Bell, clerk of the District court, to succeed Harry Malone, deceased. John T. Reed, of the firm of Reagan & Reed has ac cepted a temporary place In the clerk's office. FISHER FOLK MOVING TOWARD SALMON CREEK The Juneau fisherfolk have com menced to establish themselves along the waterfront In the neighborhood of the Burrldge homestead. Already several neat little cottages have been built and are now occupied by their owners. All manner of fishing craft can also be seen any day, either an chored in the stream or hauled up on the beach undergoing paint and re pairs. Only recently the last bit of beach in the town whore It was customary for the fishing fleet to bo repaired was covered with piling by the own ers who contemplate extensive Im provements and as a consequence, the fishing fleet Is forced to seek other quarters. BUILDING ALONG THE SALMON CREEK ROAD ?+? All manner of houses and homes are being established along the gov ernment road leading to Salmon creek. For the most part the houses are cheaply constructed, but there are some excellent cottages among them. ? ? ? SECOND STORY OF ST. ANN HOSPITAL NOW PLACED The second Btory walls of the new St. Ann hospital building are now in place and the handsome new struc ture is beginning to take on form. Tills will be, when completed, one of the most imposing structures In Ju neau. WORTHEN MILLS ARE MUCH IMPROVED TO SUPPLY TRADE The welcome buzz of the Worthen mills is sweet music to those who contemplate building early and a visit to that institution reveals many new Improvements, including a new log haul, the only one of its kind In Alas ka, also a new log dock, new file-room and a new planing mill. There has also been added some new machinery and everything has been given a thor ough over-hauling. A new wharf has also been added and here certain kinds of lumber for the trade is kept in stock. The Worthen mills have been run | ning now about a week and are pre pared to furnish lumber on short no tice. Forty men are employed, and the mill turns out on an average 50, 000 feet, board measure every day. This mill is one of Juneau's Import ant home industries. ? ? * GOLDSTEIN TO BUILD FOR J. K. LEAMING Charles Goldstein will soon begin the erection of a new building on his lower Front street property now occu pied by a row of small cabins. The new structure will have a frontage of 100 feet on Front street and will be 60 x 65 feet deep. Plans are now being drawn. It will probably be but one story in height, and is under lease to J. K. Learning, who will conduct a modern billiard hall on the premises SKAGWAY WANTED TO KNOW AND IS NOW HAPPY | District Attorney John Rustgard yes terday received a cablegram from Senator J. M. Tanner of Skagway, asking If the story published In the Empire regarding the survey being or dered for the government road from Skagway to the Canadian boundary line was authentic. Mr. Rustgard ; promptly cabled back that It was. There is great rejoicing in the Gem City over the fact that the road now seems an assured fact. Spots and stains removed at the Renavotary. Phone 394. 3-23-tf. GEN. VILLA DEPORTS 600 SPANIARDS Gen. Villa Orders Spaniards Deported TOKREON, Mex.. April 6.?Gen. Vil la has ordered 600 Spaniards In this city deported. Ho hns provided trains to carry them to El Paso. Their prop erty will be confiscated temporarily. Huerta Cancels Papers of American Consul. WASHINGTON, April 6.?Gen. Hu erta today cancelled the execuatur of American Consular Agent Carothers at Torreon because ho announced the fall of that plaice. The action is tech nical. however, as Carothers' territory is now in control of the Constitution alists. Llnd on Way to Washington. VERA CRUZ. Mex., April 7.?Form er Governor John Lind, President Wood row Wilson's special envoy to Mexico, embarked on the President's yacht Mayflower last night for Wash ington. EXCELLENT 'PICTURES TONIGHT AT THE GRAND. Entire change of program tonight at the Grand Theatre, which follows: "The Romance." A society play, ex cellent dramatization, and beautifully staged. "The Coming of Sunbeam." A very strong Solax drama; surely a big hit. "Bud Tlldon, Mail Thief." Another excellent draiun. "James, the JJungry One." A come dy that will make you all laugh. METEOR BRINGS HEAVY CARGO FOR CHANNEL The Pacific Company's freighter Me teor'arrived frdm the South this morn ing bringing 800 tons of coal, structur al steel, coal for Douglas and machin ery for both the Alaska-Juneau and for Treadwell. PUBLISHER E. C. RUSSELL BRINGS BRIDE HOME ?*? Ed. C. Russell, proprietor and pub Hshor of the Alaska Dally Dispatch, arrived home en the City of Seattle Saturday evenifig after several weeks spent In travelling over the United States. He was accompanied by his bride, formerly Miss Josephine Steph ens, of this city. They have taken apartments at the Alaskan Hotel for the present. TRUDGEON HAS STORE IN SAN FRANCISCO ?+? Joseph Trudgeon, formerly of Ju neau, has a store in San Francisco where he dispenses candies and cur-j ios, according to a letter received from him by Councilman W. H. Case. He says he is doing a prosperous bus iness. Mr. Trudgeon formerly conducted a store on Seward street in Juneau at the stand now occupied by the Taylor candy store. JUNEAU PAINT COMPANY OPENS NEW STORE HERE McDonald and Altken have opened a paint store next to the Mayflower on lower Front street where they car ry the goods in their line. They an nounce that they are prepared to fur nish estimates on sign writing of all kinds on big or little jobs, and that they are specializing on painting, pa per hanging and decorating. * The proprietors of the Juneau Paint company are experts in their lines. CANDIDATES AT WRANGELL FOR TODAY'S ELECTION Ole Johnson, L. C. Patenaudc, J. G. Grant, F. E. Gingrnss, C. A. Emery. F. E. Smith, Art Sorset, N. M. Tate. C. \V. Albrelght, T. J. Case and Al. Os bom are candidates for City Council men at Wrangell to be voted for to day. Dr. Dawc is on the ticket as a candidate for school clerk. CHANGE OF PROGRAM AT ORPHEUM THEATRE TONIGHT ?+? A specially selected program has been arranged as follows at the Or pheum tonight. "The Dean's Daughters." The Dean's older daughter takes upon herself the arranging of a supposed wrong upon her youngest sister, who has foolishly thought herself in love with a famous artist. Mary Fuller In the part of the elder sister and Marc McDermit as the artist are very clever. "His Widow" is a strong drama by the Lubin Co. "The Blind Composer's Diclma." by the Kalem Co. will appeal to all. "The Mldget'B Romance" is a fun ny comedy by the Vitagraph Co. with Rose Topley and Harry Morey in the leads. Remember you can enjoy the show and get the election returns at the same time. NOBLE PROPERTIES AT SALMON CREEK ACTIVE Some fine ore samples taken from the Salmon creek mines now under option to George R. Noble's syndicate were brought into town last week from the point where development work is now being done. There is a great deal of activity about the Noble properties just now. About for ty men are employed all told. A dam is being erected at a point up the creek that gives a 200-foot head. This dam is 45 feet high and it Is estimated that it will furnish enough power from Salmon creek to run the machinery for mine develop ment and operation on Salmon creek. When hungry, hit tho trail for the Stampede, cor. Front and Franklin. 2-12-tf. GOV. STRONG SAYS ALASKA WON'T FORGET SEATTLE, April 7.?In an address last night, Gov. J. P. A. Strong said that Alaskn can never forget the Dem ocratic party that Is In power at Wash ington nor the press and people of Se attle, for the wonderful work they have done for her during the winter that has just past. ? 4 CONGRESSMAN PROPOSES ALASKA PROHIBITION WASHINGTON, April 7?Rep resentative J. A. Falconer, of Washington, Progressive, today introduced a bill in the House providing for prohibition of the sale and manufacture of liquor in Alaska. Representative Falconer is a lawyer of Everett and 1b a Pro gressive candidate for the nom ination for Senator from his state. ? 4 WESTERN GOVERNORS MEET AT DENVER DENVER, Col., April 7.?The con ference of Western governors began in this city this morning. Gov. J. F. A. Strong, of Alnska, is expected to join the conference. t t t TWO WASHINGTON PEOPLE KILLED IN AUTOMOBILES PORT ANGELES, Wash., April 7? James Henderson, of Dungeness and aj native of Clallam county, aged 35 years was killed yesterday in an automo bile accident at Ennis creek, near this city. VANCOUVER, Wash., April 7.?P. O. Hllstrom, game warden, for thirty years a resident of this city, was killed yesterday, when his automobile sud denly plunged into n creek. - - - ROCKEFELLER OWNS COLORADO COAL MINES WASHINGTON, April 7.?John D. Rockefeller, jr., testifying yesterday before the Congressional investigating committee, said that his father owned 40 per cent, of the stock of Colorado coal mines. Replying to criticisms of his own activity as a director said "my conscience acquits me." SEALING STEAMSHIP SOUTHERN CROSS LOST ! ?+? ST. JOHNS, N. F? April 7?The steamer Southern Cross, which has been missing since Tuesday was post ed at sunset last night as lost. Her crew consisted of 173. NEW CHINESE MINISTER ARRIVES IN NEW YORK NEW YORK, April 7.?K. F. Shah, new Chinese minister to the United States, arrived here yesterday. SEATTLE RESTAURANT MAN IS HELD FOR MURDER SEATTLE, April 7.?Conrad Leo. a pioneer restaurantcur of this city, has been held for complicity in the sud den death of Mrs. Helen Hamlin, in whose house he roomed. CHICAGO IN MIDST OF A WARM ELECTION CHICAGO, April 7?The 3G wards of Chicago are electing members of the Roard of Aldermen today. NEW YORK SECURITY DEALERS MUST GO TO PENITENTIARY NEW YORK, April 7?Seven for mer officers of the Sterling Debenture Company were sentenced to from three to six years in the penitentiary today for using the mails to defraud investors. ALAMEDA SAILS FOR JUNEAU WITH 60 PEOPLE SEATTLE. April 7.?The Alameda sailed for Alaska last night with the following passengers for Juneau: H. Jones, Herb Wining, wife and daughter, W. W. Qulst, Carl Anderson, Carl Drillca, O. A. Hood, R. T. Cramer, M. A. Falkensteln and wife, Erwin E. Burbach, L. P. Passon, C. Fagroli, Miss Freda Stranded, Edwin Relnsche, C. A. Fox and wife, E. Hakons, E. Oman, E. Peterson, John Nellson, Arthur Mattson, R. Alos, H. B. Hodges, Louis E. Field and thirty-two Bteerage. THANE POSTOFFICE NOW DOING BUSINESS The now postofflce of Thane, which is located at Sheep Creek commenced handling the regular TJ. s. mail yes terday, with MIbb A. C. Campbell as postmistress. All mail that has here tofore been handled through the Alns ka Gastineau Mining company's office for the people of Sheep Creek will hereafter go through the regular gov ernment service. RUMMEL SELLS PROPERTY. J. W. Rummel has sold his lot 35 x 100 on Eighth street, Just beyond In dian street to H. B. Stevenson for ,100. It is understood that Mr. Stev enson will erect a residence on the property at once. Augustine & Kyer chocolates, 75 cents and $1 a pound; always fresh; weekly shipments from Seattle. Ju neau Drug Co. Phone 250. Imme diate delivery. 4-3-tf. UNDERWOOD GETS SENATE NOMINATION BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 7.?Ma jority House Leader Oscar W. Under wood received the Democratic nomin ation for United States Senator at the primaries yesterday to succeed the late Senator Joseph P. Johnston, defeating Congressman Richmond Pearson Hob-' son by a substantial majority. CAPT. GRIFFITHS MAY HAVE KILLED SELF SEATTLE, April 7.-7Capt. Griffiths, U. S. Army disbursing officer for the quartermaster's department, who was to be court martialcd yesterday on ac count of discrcpencies in his accounts,' is missing. It is feared that he has committed suicide. The police have been notified. Col. Geo. B. Davis arrived today to succeed Major Hugh J. Gallagher as quartermaster. Country-Wide Search For Griffiths SEATTLE. April 7.?A country-wide search for Capt. Griffiths, who was held for court martial, but who dis appeared Monday, has begun. It was learned today that Capt. Griffiths had about completed the fi nancing of an Oregon timber deal amounting to $600,000. CORN WALLIS-WEST WEDS MRS. PATRICK CAMPBELL LONDON, April 7.?Just one hour after the divorce decree separating him from his wife was entered yester day, George Cornwallis-West was mar ried to Mrs. Patrick Campbell, the actress. Cornwallis-West's first wife as Lady Churchill, mother of Wins ton Churchill, widow of Lord Randolph Churchill and a member of the Jerome family of New York. ORIGINAL LOCATOR WINS CHISANA MINING CLAIM ? 4*? CORDOVA, April 6.?The Jury found for the defendant in the suit of Suth erland against Purdy. This is the sec ond victory for original locators in the Chlsana. The case of C. H. Likaits against William E. James, in which there was one Jury to disagree, is being retried. SUPREME COURT ORDERS REHEARING FOR GAMPERS ? WASHINGTON, April 7?The Su preme Court yesterday ordered a re hearing of the case against President Samuel Gompers, former Vice-Presi dent John Mitchell and Secretary Frank Morrison, of the American Fed eration of Labor. They had been con victed and sentenced in Washington for contempt of court for disobeying the court's injunction. PRESIDENT TURNS DOWN AWARD FOR PROPERTY WASHINGTON, April 7.-On the ground that the Baltimore and Ohio would receive $200,000 more than it deserved for property in the vicinity of Union Station, Washington, Presi dent Wilson has refused to approve the awards made by a condemnation jury for the acquisition of, land for a plaza. LECTURER ANGERS DENVER AUDIENCE; RIOT RESULTS DENVER, Col., April 6.?Rev. Otis Spurgeon, of Des Moines, lecturing here last night angered the people of Denver and precipitated a riot. He has been ordered deported. PRINCE OF MONACO GETTING READY FOR ALASKA TRIP SEATTLE, April 7.?Agents for the Prince of Monaco are making arrange ments for the Prince's trip to Alaska. Me expects to spend several weeks in that Territory this summer. TO ARGUE STEAMSHIP POOL CASE APRIL 17 NEW YORK, April 7.?Arguments in the Government's suit against the North Atlantic steamship pool will be heard in New York, April 17. FAMOUS NEWSPAPERMAN DIES AT CHICAGO CHICAGO, April 7.?Cy Warman, the famous newspaper and magazine writer and correspondent, died here j last night. ? ? ? Our good name on the label; our ;eood quality in the package. Juneau ? Drug Co., Opposite Alaskan Hotel. ! Phone 250. Immediate delivery. 4-3-tf. KEEP CLEAN. Ladies ' and Gcntlemens' clothing, cleaned, pressed and repaired at the Renovatory. We call for and deliver. Front St. Phono 304. 2-23-tf. Mother?. We carry in stock a complete line of baby foods, toilet and nursery nec essities. Telephone us your smallest wants. Phone 3. 3-21-tf. DORAN'S DRUG STORE. LADIES HAIR GOODS, remodeling of switches, puffs, etc., in modish styles at "The Vogue Shop". Opp. Orpheum Theatre. Mrs. Albert Berry. 3-20-Tucb. Thu, Sat Asquith Has Full Control of Parliament | LONDON, April 7.?A test vote on the homo rule bill Inst night showed Asqulth and his government with their majority well In hand. An amendment was offered for the rejection of the home rule bill, and it was dofeated by a majority of 80 In the House of Commons, A distlnce reaction seems to have set in since the acceptance of the resigna tions of the army officers and the as sumption of the war portfolio by As quith, who promptly resigned from the Commons and submitted his name to his Scotch constituency for re-election. It is generally admitted that this ac tion on his part was one of the strong eats political cards played In Great Britain in many years. It Is conceded that he will be returned to the Com mons by a majority probably larger than any he ever received, and It Is felt that the result will have the ef fect of a personal vindication for the Prime Minister and for his govern ment and obviate the necessity of a general election. + + I BANDITS GET WORST OF NORTHERN FIGHT NEW HAZLETON, B. C? Ap ril 7.?Cowboys, backed by citi zens, killed two of six bandits who hold up the Union bank at this place today. Four of the bandits escaped. They have sev J oral thousand dollars. I ? ? M'A 1)00 MAY QUIT CAHINET FOR RESERVE PORTLAND, Ore., April 7.?Bnnkers of this city who claim to have Inside Information say that Secretary of the Treasury William G. McAdoo will re sign July 1, and become Governor of the Federal reserve board. FRENCH RANKERS ARE HELPING ARGENTINE PARIS, April 7.?French banks are transferring gold to Argentina for the purpose of checking a financial unrest In the latter republic. The worst of the Brazilian crisis Is now believed to have passed. delay free Tolls bill two weeks WASHINGTON, April 7.?The Sen ate committee on foreign relations this morning voted to give 15 days to hearings on the bill repealing the exemption clause of the Panama can al act. That means that the bill will not Ik reported until the last week in April when the debate in the Senate will begin. Jones Says Bill is Lost. WASHINGTON, April 7.?"The Pan ama canal tolls repeal bill will never pass the Senate," said Senator Wes ley L. Jones, of Washington today. Senate Asks Information. WASHINGTON, April 7.?The Unit ed States Senate today adopted a res olution offered by Senator Frank B. Brandegee calling for the correspon dence and records of the State De partment bearing on the negotiations in regard to the Hay-Pauncefote treaty. GEN. GORGAS BECUMKS SURGEON GENERAL WASHINGTON, April 7.?Gen. Wil liam C. Gorgas yesterday assumed the office of Surgeon General of the Unit ed States army, to which he was re cently oppointed by President Wood row Wilson. THE FOURTH TRIAL OF DR. HYDE IS CONTINUED ?+? K \NSAS CITY. April 7.?The fourth trial of Dr. II. C. Hyde, accused of killing his father-in-law, Millionaire Swope, was continued yesterday, pend ing a decision of the Missouri Supreme court on the appeal of taxpayers against further expense in continued prosecutions. JAPANESE STATESMAN CAN'T FORM A CABINET TOKYO. April 7.?Viscount Kiyoura reported to the Emperor this morning that after many trials he is unable to form a cabinet. SECRETARY DANIELS BARS LIQUOR FROM NAVY WASHINGTON, April 7.?Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels has is sued an order forbidding the use of al coholic liquors on board any naval vessel or in any navy yard in the Unit ed States. Commanding officers have been held responsible for the enforce ment of the order. FOR SALE OR LEASE. ?*? Will SELL or LEASE lot In PACIF IC COAST ADDITION on very reason able terms. 50 x 100 feet. A fine lo cation for APARTMENT or BOARD ING HOUSE. Address "R" Empire. 3-28-tf. H. H. Post, cashier of the First Na tional bank, returned from Skagway on the Georgia.