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RAILROAD EXPERT TO STUDY G.T. SEATTLE. Nov. 20.?Lfout Freder ick Mears. of the Alaska railroad com mission. sails tonight for Prince Ru pert. B. C., where ho will study the coal handling terminals of the city. In addition to traversing a portion of the route of the Grand Trunk Pacific ftillway, to observe construction through the mountains before leav ing Washington to present tho report cf the commission to the President Lieut W. C. Edes and Thomas Riggs. jr.. "other members of tho com mission. will leave for Washington in a few days. | ALASKAN DROWNED. FAIRBANKS. Nov. 19.?James At chison. an old time mail carrier of the lower Yukon district, broke through the ice and was drowned near Holy Cross the early pan of the month it was teamed last night Atchjson was popular throughout the interior of Alaska SWEDISH NAVY INCREASED. STOCKHOLM. Nov. 20.?Tho new defense act has provided for a big In crease in strength of the Swedish navy. It is expected 'hat two semi . dreadnaughts. specially designed for use in Swedish waters will soon be constructed. Sweden's 12 new de stroyers. of a larger type than hereto fore designed, will have a speed of 29 knots, and will all be turbine boats. Abont 20 submarines will be built as soon as possible. The government Is to build the smaller craft but prob ably tho big vessels will be construct ed at private shipyards. BUTTE WILL ERECT MEMORIAL TO HEINZE BUTTE. Moat. Nov. 20?The citi zens of Butte and all former friends of F. Augustus Heinze. have taken the necessary steps to erect a memorial to him in the form of a granite shaft in Butte or a scholarship in the State school of Minos. At a memorial meet ing. the attorney for the Amalgamat ed Copper Company, the president of the Bar association, the representative of the Clark copper interests, and oth ers. paid a glowing trlbuto to the mem ory of the late Mr. Heinze. RYAN DIGS UP. NEW YORK. Nov. 20.?T. F. Ryan, multi-millionaire traction magnate, has j contributed $1 ),000 to the Red Cross War Fund. It Is believed that Mr. Ry an's contribution will be followed by others for similar amounts from many of the country's wealthiest citizens. BARNETTE AFRAID WHEN HE AIOEO MEN HE RUINED A news special from Fairbanks says that Captain Eldridge T. Barnette and Mrs. Barnette have filed complaint there asking the court to set aside a trust deed in which ho conveyed to the defunct Washington-Alaska bank In favor of depositors, a ranch in Mcx ? ico and real estate in Fairbanks. Barnette's plea is that he executed the deed while In fear of personal violence from an aroused public. The property in question is worth perhaps $300,000. TRY REINDEER BREEDING ON ANNETTE ISLAND METLAKAHTLA, Nov. 20?Eight reindeer, brought to Seattle from Nome and shipped hero by steamer, will be pastured here as an experiment this winter. Should the reindeer thrive, more of the animals will be imported. EDGERTON TO WED. SEATTLE, Nov. 20. ? Capt. Glen Edgorton. assigned to the Alaska road commission, leaves tonight for Charles ton, S. C., where lie will be married December IS to -Miss Caroline Hes sin of tha* city. THE WEATHER TODAY. Maximum?4v. Minimum?37. Rainfall?.14. inch. Cloudy. TOLOVANA PAY RICH, IS REPORT FAIRBANKS. Alaska. Nov. 20.? George Wheeler, a minor, returned last evening from the headwaters of the Tolovana, and told friends that he had struck pay running ?4.00 to the foot. "The ground is thiry foot deep, but is workable from the surface," said Wheeler. "I found my richest pay at a depth of nine feet." For the past month, many Btampcd crs have been heading for the new district. Wheeler's story has started a fresh stampede. Livengood Creek, according to Mr. Wheeler, Is the best find so far. The creek Is about ten miles long and the prospects indicate it carries pay for Its entire length. Tolovana Is about sixty miles from here. The place la almost inaccesl ble, and all supltes, etc.. as presont must be packed by the stampedor. By boat launches can go up the Tolovana until within ten miles of the diggings.' VALDEZ PAPER STARTS WAR ON U. S. ATTORNEY VALDEZ, . Nov. 20. (Special).?The Valdoz Prospector has gono a-gunning for United States Attorney Spenco. The Prospector says: "The United States grand Jury, lacking confidence in the district court, yesterday , asked Judge Fred M. Brown for instructions regarding tne right of a woman to vote in Alaska when her -husband has a separate resldenco In the States. Tho court replied that the vote was ille gal. "On the day of election the district attorney advised a woman whose hus band is an alien, that she had the right to vote. Tho vote was challenged, but finally accepted. Now tho district at torney admits he made an error." The Prospector further alleged that the district attorney advised a dis charged soldier who was not a citizen, that he had tho right of citizenship by reason of his military service. The man votead and The Prospector says Mr. Spence denied he advised him. ?Tho Prospector is particularly bitter towards the district attorney for "clos ing a moving pictnre show in Seward, on Sunday, and refusing to close a show In Valdez where his son is em ployed." It is reported in Valdoz that tho dis trict attorney has tho support of Del egate James Wickersham, for the place of Judge Frederick Fuller, of tho Fourth division. ? ? ? ? ! FRANCE MAY KEEP BAN ON ABSINTHE PARIS, Nov. 20.?Permanent prohi bition of the sale of absinthe, under Its original name and others that have been coined to ovado the law, may be one result of the war in Franco. Transportation and sale of abBinthe were forbidden when tho war began, out traffic in other intoxicating li quors was continued. The government now has supple mented its original order with anoth er, forbidding the sale of any alcoholic drinks similar to absinthe. There is a marked movement in all parts of Franc? tonding to perpetuate this pro hibition. ON THE JEFFERSON. SEATTLE, Nov. 20. ? Passengers for Juneau on the Jefferson which sailed at 0 o'clock this morning in or der to catch favorable tide through Blackflsh Sound, include Marshal H. A. Bishop, W. G. Fels, Miss Gertrude Held, J. C. Black, A. A. Benson, G. Shinoware and 0. Folsom. Douglas passengers include C. W. Johnson and Henry Hanna. LODGE IS CRITIC. BOSTON, Nov. 20.?Senators Hehrj Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts, lr a speech before members of th dlcsex Club today criticised the Dem . ocratic administration for its' atti tude in connection with tho firing bj - Turkish forts on the launch of tho U S. S. Tennessee, at Vourlah. LONDON. Nov. 20.?Employees o the Belgian railways plan to go on : strike immediately, thereby adding t< the difficulties of the Germans. PIONEER WOMAN Mrs. Mabel Bean, for nineteen years a resident of Juneau, died at 10:30 o' clock last night In Hahnemann hospi tal, San Francisco, following an oper ation yesterday afternoon for the re moval of a foreign growth. Hor daugh ter, Mrs. John L. Muscth, was at hor Mrs. Bean was received by J. L. Mu scth Into last night. Ho replied that he will leave hero on the next boat for Seattle, to return with Mrs. Mu-i Beth. The body of Mrs. Bean will bo J brought hero for Interment. Mrs. Bean was the widow of John section, who dlod In Douglas nearly fourteen years ago. Mrs. Muscth, hor daughter, was tho only child. It was over a year ago that Mrs. Bean's health began to fall rapidly, return apparently had fully recovered her health. In fact she felt so well that when tho Charles Goldstein Em porium opened several weeks ago, and she was offered a position as head of the millinery department, she accept ed it Less than a month ago Mrs. Bean and her daughter hastily left for California, when a recurrence of hor been thought tho operation would save her life. When widowed, she started In busi ness hero and for several years con ducted . tho Unique Millinery Parlors In Front street. News of Mrs. Bean's death caused a pronounced shock hore. She was a woman who made friends everywhere, and as a successful businesswoman she had earned the admiration of tho entire community. ' . * PROHIBS TO FIGHT AGAIN COLUMBUS. 0.. Nov. 20.?Indica tions arc that the Anti-Saloon League would Institute another prohibition campaign this year, instead of two years from now. Anti-Saloon Leaguo officials said that overwhelmingly big numbers of workers in the last cam paign have declared for a renewal of the fight beforo the people get n chance to forget it. OR. BURDETTE, SCHOLAR AND HUMORIST, IS DEAD ?*? LOS ANGELES. Nov. 20?Robert J. Burdette, well known clergyman-hu | morlst, died last evening at his home in Pasadena. Ho was 70 years of ago, a native of Pennsylvania. For tho past twenty years- he had made hiH homo at Pasadena, where he had a beautiful home. Burdett often had said that the! world was getting funnier than over, because "there are many people in It and people aro the funniest things in tho world." WELSH GETS BUT DRAW. BUFFALO,-Nov. 20.?Jimmio Duffy of Lockport fought a ten-round draw last night with Froddio Welsh, world's lightweight champion. NORTHWESTERN STEEDS FOR FRENCH CAVALRY "? - SEATTLE, Nov. 20.?A special from Baker, Ore.; reads as'follows: "Under contract with tho Fronch government. to furnish 5,000 cavalry horses, Robort Jones, of Weiscr, Ida ho. has opened buying headquarters here. In the first day's work 300 ani mals were accepted and 500 more are on hand for inspection. Under his contract Jones must ship tho entire quota by November 27, and high pric es are being offered, an average ol $125 each being paid for those bought today. The animals purchased are range i horses, and the only stipulation Is . that they must be sound and not un . der fifteen hands high. SALMON TO BELGIANS SEATTLE, Nov. 20.?One thousand cases of canned ::almon from Alaskt f today wore shipped to Belgium, vit i Washington, the gift of the packer: ope. The shipment is worth $2,500 WASHINGTON, Nov. 20. ?Nows came today from Aguas Callontcs, Mexico, that QueTctaro had yoatorday been abandoned by the Constitutional ists, Villa's troop:-, occupying the city A dispatch from Queretaro says that centration point of Villa's amy, bo continued. Change Convention City. The national convention will recon become Villa's temporary capital, ac Consul John R. Silllman. Nows from .Mexico City is that been captured by Kmlliano Zapata, af ter a severe battle. The Zapatistas Puebla is of strategical importance In a campaign for the capture of Mexico Obregon Asks Aid. General Obregon. who haB assumed command of tho capital defense force, lato last night issued a manifesto, calling on "all loyal patriots of Mexico to unite against Villa." Gen. Obregon alludes to Villa as an "enemy to right and freedom," and Obregon's forces arc ontralning for Orizaba, where Carranza is establish ing a provisional government, Tho ofllces of tho government are being moved to Orizaba. "Watchful Waiting" Praised. CHICAGO, Nov. 20.?In an address to members of tho Industrial Club here last night Former Gov. John LInd of Minnesota lauded the Mexican pol icy of President Woodrow Wilson. Lind declared tho revolutions In Mexico would never consc until tho peons there arc able to own their own farms. He assorted tho rich lands of Mexico are controlled by a few persons. SERBS AGAIN TO MOVE GOVERNMENT TO USKUB ATHENS, Nov. 20. ? According to officiat advices today, tho Servian gov ernment is planning to again move Its seat of government from Nlsh to Us kub. Tho nearness of the Austrians to Nish is alleged to bo tho cause of the transfer of the administration. At tho outset of tho war tho govern ment offices wore moved to Nish from Belgrade, which was under bombard ment for many weeks. Belgrade Is a few miles from tho Austrian border. German Officer Dies. BERLIN, Nov. 20.?-General Volghts Khetz, quartermaster of the German army, died horo last night of heart FIVE POWERS PROMISED BELGIUM NEUTRALITY flvo great powers signod the trenty guaranteeing Belgium's independence and neutrality. The signers were Palmerston, Brit ish Plenipotentiary; Sylvan van dor Weyer, Belgian Plenipotentiary; Se nfft, Austrian Plenipotentiary; H. Se bastiani, French Plenipotentiary; Bu low, Prussian Plenipotentiary; Pozre di Borgo, Russian Plenipotentiary. Translation of Article VII of tho IV, shall form an independent and per petual state. She shall continue to observe the same neutrality toward all . MULE IS FEATURE- OF SHRIN.ERS' PROCESSION -V ? tho Mystic Shrincrs . in Charleston, Rinin. led the march. The animal har I cot In the Southorn border statoa and j Tho Pittsburgh, wire, plate and ih< PUNISHED CHICAGO, Nov. 20.?A special cablegram to Tho Examiner, from Po king, docloreo tho propaganda of re storing a thronu in China "slowly but surely Is at work." Sun Ju Jon, noted Chinese scholar, and a formor Monchu official haa.beon impeached nnd sentenced to prison for plotting tho ovorthrow of tho Republi can form of government Twenty oth ers who wero implicated wore execut ed, an oxccptlon having been made in Sun's case, owing to his years of ser* vico in tho lmperlal councils. The former emperor of China wrote a letter discouraging tho movement which would provldo tho complete res titution of the Manchu dynasty. He declared the pooplo had Bhown great er progress under tho administration of Presldont Yuan Shi Kai. NEWSPAPERS CAUSE OF $1,250,000 FINE THE HAGUE, Nov. 20.?The alleged reason for tho recent Imposition by tho. Germans of a fino of 51,250,000 on Brussels was Bald hero today to havo been tho sale of contraband nowspa pen. It was stated that n German secret .serrjeo officer tried to arrost Belgians who were disposing of Dutch newspa pers -containing- unofficial news, but that they resisted and wcro ft if ported by tho Brussels policomeh. The vend ore of contraband nowB have become something akin to national heroes in this city, which has been practically without news of any source whatso ever for three months from tho out* side world. Thoy havo been obtain ing from ten to fifteen francs oach for nowsp&poro. Tho BruBuols Town Council has en tered a protest against the fine on tho ground that tho Gorman Becrot ser vice officers had not informed the news voiders of the ban on the sale of papers, and that the vendors did not know that tholy wore dealing with a German. Tho German Governor-General, however, it Is said to havo throatonod that, unless tho fine is paid, tho Ger mans will take over tho entire city government of Brussels. VON MOLTKE QUIT FECAUSE OF STRIFE COPENHAGEN, Nov. 20.?A dis patch to tho Jxmdon Standard says tho retirement of Gon. Von Maltkc, as chief of staff of tho German army, while officially declared to havo bcon due to ill health, In believed to have been bocauso of otrifo, cour Intrigues, and disputos, tho dcBlrc of the crown princo to act entirely on his own init iative, and finally to the autocratic ?ways of the Kaiser hlmsolf. WILSON APPEALED TO TO END PILLAGING BORDEAUX. Nov. 20.?Sir Thomas Rarclay, vice-president of the Insti tute of International Law, is quoted Uore as saying that tho moment hoB arrived when Prcsidont Wilson should! raise his voice against tho ruthless! and wanton destruction of property and tho useless waste of Innocent lives and wanton destruction of prop erty on tho high seas, ?ontrary to tho rules of civilized war.nrc. AT 12 HAS FOUGHT SEVEN BATTLES PARIS, Nov. 20.?The youngont sol dier in tho war is said to be a Ser vian lad named .Dragoljub Jclitlich. Though only twolovo years old, ho la said to have already fought in seven engagement!!. In tho last he was wounded. Crown Prince Alexander of Sorvln, learned of tho young lad's valor and prowess as a reward for his bravery, j>eraonally handed the lad his stripes as a corporal, an honor wliich so plcns ' cd him that ho is itching to bo back at the front in tho performance of his TAKEN TO ENGLAND I IvONDON, Nov. 20.?Slnco the boglm . ning of the war hundreds of millions of dollara worth of art treasures have ) been transported to England from the - Continent for safe-koeping, juflt ' as in tho days of the Napoleonic wars. ;?S' LOSSES SEVERE BERLIN, Nov. 20. ? Reports received today from Holland, the < War Office states, are to the ef- ' feet that in the fighting hear Bix- 1 schoote and Dixmude the French < lost 20,000 men and that when i the Yser canal was flooded, caus- i ing the drowning of a regiment \ of Germans, 1500 British infan trymen also perished. r I Britain To Enlist Million More f Men. LONDON, Nov. 20. ? The 1 House of Commons today pass- I ed a bill providing the recruit- 1 ing of a million more men, as i recommended by Prime Minis- 1 ter Asquith. The "war'session" of Parlia ment will be continued indefinite- J jy. > Allies Give Way. ; PARIS, Nov. 20.?The War 1 Office today announced that in the region of the Argonne for- , estsj where severe engagements , have been in progress for several. : days, three vigorous attacks ( were made by German infantry- ( men. j The bulletin said the Ger man left wing hacked its way through the French line and . have reoccupied a section of the j town of Chauvon Court, which j was recently blew up by mines , after the French had fought ' their way in. RUSSIAN DEFEAT SURPRISE OF WAR ??>? I NEW YORK, Nov. 20.?Tho scnsa- 1 tional ropulne administered the Rus- < slans by tho Germnn army in Poland yestorday, was tho subject of leading I editorials in tho Eastern papers to day. Coupled with the press analysis of tho situation in the East, is tho re- ? vlow of tho unreliability of about half ' of tho dispatches which emanate from i Pctrograd, the Russian capital. 1 "It was just a week ago," comments 1 Tho World, "That the Russian general ?" staff dictated the following: "All German troops have been ; driven out of Russian territory on 1 tho Thorn-.Milawn-Rypin front and 1 havo retreated into East Prussia. 1 Tho oncmy's invasion in this quar tor has completely collapsed. 1 "Except in the west and south- "> west tho soil of Poland has been cleared of tho invaders, and tho Germans forces in those regions will be compelled to withdraw as a result of the activity of our cav altry, who havo invaded Silacia, and cut railroad communications at Plcschen. As a result of the perilous position in which they have been placed by our great victories, tho Germans are draw ing upon their forces in the west to strengthen their lines." POTATO EXHIBIT BY CHILDREN. Under the supervision of the U. S. Department of Agriculture a compe tition exhibit of potatoes grown by boys nnd girls in all parts of the Unit ed States is planned for the National Potato Association of America. Con vention to bo held at tho Exposition In San Francisco next year. A big exhibit showing the production, distri bution and marketing of the potatoes will bo a feature of the Convention. The New York banks, It is said/ have almost wiped out their reserve deficits and the financial < situation In the metropolis is said to be great . ly improved. Two weeks after the , war, the New York bank reserves i wero short $1S,000,000. i The Empire has more readers than any other Alaska paper. ??? CRUMBLED RUSSIANS FALLBACK LONDON, Nov. 20. ? The :alm over the battlefields of the West has reawakened the ac ;ivity in the East, where yester lay nearly 40,000 Russians fell ' n battle before a terrific tuni ng movement of German troops vho had been in retreat. It is now indicated the Ger nans haVe resolved to crush tussia in Poland by a giant ef ort. Today's dispatches from the 2ast show the Germans to be lushing the Russian forces back yard through Poland. The Rus sian battleline lias been dismem bered and the < asualties arc de scribed as fcari ul Petrograd reports that in' East Prussia and Galicia the Aust ?ians are falling back before Cos sacks. large detachments of Russians are coming to the re ief of their forces in Poland. Advices from Bruges, Bel gium, say the sudden coming of winter has caused a complete suspension of hostilities. In the iTser region the temperature is lescribed as similar to that of :he New England coast on a )leak and windy' December day. BERLIN, Nov. 20.?Fighting iloug the Servian frontier con ;inues according to today's news 'rom Vienna. The Austrians lave captured a number of Ser bian lines of entrenchment and ire advancing on Lozutza, Krup mjl and Ljibovija. Buelow Minister. PARIS, Nov. 20.?A dispatch rom Rome says Prince Von Bue o\v has been appointed German ambassador to Italy. , KAISER'S GIFT TO HARVARD IS EGGED BOSTON, Nov. 8.?Tho bronze copy )f the German statue, "Tho Lion of Brunswick," now standing at Cam bridge street and Broadway, Cam bridge, opposite Memorial Hall, awalt tig n place In the new Germanic Mu seum at Harvard was found smirched ,vlth eggs early this morning, it is 1 gift to this university from the Kais sr. and the side which was made a argot by vandals bears a German In scription. The original statne has stood before the castle of the Dukes of Brunswick since 11G6.?New York World. FORTS ARE CRUMBLING FROM BOMBARDMENT ATHENS, Nov. 20.?The (Turkish forts lit Sedll Bahr and Koumkale at the western end of the Dardanelles are slowly crumbling beneath the ex tremely heavy bombardment of tho British and French warships, accord ing to wlroloss messages. A number of explosions have occurr ed Inside tho forts. RUSSIA TO INVOKE INCOME TAX LEVY PETROGRAD. Nov. 20.?Tho Rus sian minister of financo has drafted a w'ir levy bill proposing a gonoral In come tax ranging from $6 on Incomes of botween $500 and $550, to $7,000 on Incomes of between $95,000 to $100, 000. The Incomes oxcoeding $100,000 will pay 2 per cent, of their total amount. Tho measure Is expected to raise $-12,500,000. INTERNATIONAL COURT FOR DISPUTES IS URGED CHICAGO, Nov. 20.?Former Presi dent William Howard Taft spoke In favor of a larger standing army in tho United States, and tho organization by civilized nations of an international court to settle disputes, In an address before tho Congregational Club here i last night.