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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
_ VOL. VI., NO. 671. JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY, SEPT. 17,1915. PRICE TEN CENTS. STEfANSSON AND COMPANIONS AIM AND WB1 ' COAL CAN BE LEASED THIS YEAR The coal lands of Alaska will bt ready tor leasing before the ond of the present year, according to George Watkin Evans. selected by the Unit ed States government to make a sur vey of the Bering coal fields with ref erence to the division of the coal areas into workable units. Having completed his field work. Mr. Evans arrived in Juneau on the Alameda to day and will remain here until the de parture of the Admiral Earragut Sun day. Mr. Evans will complete his re port. maps, drawings, etc.. at his of fice in Seattle and forward his report to Washington. Mr. Evans' work consisted of sep arating the coal fields into working units, the purpose being to make the separate units of as nearly equal val ue as possible and to havo them grouped in such a way that their work ing would be practicable. This not only required that he measur? the de posits as nearly as conditions would permit, but it made it necessary for him to form his units in such a man ner as to conform to geological and topographic conditions. Also, his re port will indicate the best method of approach and the most feasible man ner to mine each unit The units mapped by Mr. Evans va ry in size from a half square mile to four square miles. Bering Fields Examined. The government wiU make its re servations of coal areas from the re port of Mr. Evans. The selections will be made by the President, though, of course, they will probably be based upon the recommendations of the Sec retary of the Interior. Mr. Evans estimates that the in formation that will be in the hands of the Interior Department will permit the offering of the units to prospec tive lessors before the first of the year. Contrary to former reports. Mr. Ev ans confined his work this summer to the Bering coal fields. He has al ready made a report on the Matanus ka field on the strength of his work' there in 1913 when he superintended the mining of the coal for the naval test. A detailed report will be made on the Matanuska coal fields by Sumner S. Smith, mine inspector, who is now on the ground. He will have the ad vantage of the former report made by | Mr. Evans. Mr. Evans says the gov ernment will have all the information readyl to make leases in that field as well as the Bering field in time for those leasing to begin active develop ment work with the opening of the season next year. Praise for Administration. Mr. Evans says there is no question but that Secretary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane is doing all within his power to give the people a "square deal" on the coat lands question in i Alaska, and that he realizes that the essence of the proposition is the speedy opening of the lands. The! coal lands leasing bill became a law less than a year ago. and practically ] all of the preliminary work has been completed already. He says, further.! that President Woodrow Wilson is backing and supporting Secretary of the Interior Lane in expediting the coal lands work. George AVatkin Evans is recognized everywhere as one of the country's most capable experts on all things pertaining to coal and coal mining. He is not only a capable geologist, but an experienced coal mining engineer. Mr. Evans is at the Alaska hotel. ? ? ? PROMINENT MAN ABUSED WHILE AT ARCHANGEL NEW YORK. Sept. 17.?Dr. H. C. Leineweber, connected with the music division of the congressional library at Washington, arrived today from Archangel and told of being arrested by the Russian police, stripped of his clothing and thrown into a cell with five murderers. An explanation will be asked ofi Itu.sia. it is believed. CONTRACTOR WHO WILL BUILD NATIVE HOSPITAL IS COMING ST ATT I.E. Sept. 17.?Emil Pohl. who has secured the contract to build a government hospital for na tives at Juneau. Alaska, expects to sail for Juneau tonight on the Hum boldt. HOLLAND ORDERS WAR BI-PLANNES NEW YORK. Sept. 17. ? Twenty j American war bi-plaues were ordered I from a local manufacturer today, by i the Netherlands government. *???*??'?*??* + + * ? + * WEATHER REPORT + + * 4> Maximum?56. + + Minimum?35. * + Cloudy; rain?.13 in. ? * * 240 DIE OF HUNGER IN MEXICO BULLETIN. Laredo, Texas, Sept. 17.?Nine ty Mexican soldiers were killed today when a military train was wrecked near Saltlllo, Mexico, a dispatch at noon declared. MEXICO CITY, Sept. 17.?According to compilations made public today 240 persons died of starvation here between August 1 and September 10. Unless relief comes from some source not now apparent the number of fam ine victims will keep on increasing at a more rapid rate than that which has prevailed in the past. Not since the outbreak of revolu tion Mexico have conditions been as deplorable as they are at tho pres ent time. People who have supplies of food and clothing and cash are aid ing those who have not to the extent of their powers and in many cases be yond the point of caution. Tho Unit ed States consulate is rendering asist ance wherever possible, and has fed thousands. It is hampered, however, in securing foodstuffs in exchange for cash. Another border battle occurs BROWNSVILLE, Sept. 17.?Ameri can cavalrymen and Carranza soldiers engaged in a 15-minute battle across the Rio Grande River today near the city limits of Brownsville. The sol diers reported they killed one Mexi can and hit five others. There were twenty cavalrymen in the patrol, they said, and about fifteen Mexican sol diers. in two separate groups. CONSCRIPTION PLOT ALLEGED BY NEWSPAPER LONDON. Sept. 17.?One of the big gest political sensations in the history of London was caused today by an ar ticle in the Daily News, which alleged the formation of a plot on the part of several members of the British cabinet to force conscription during the present session of Parliament. "if the coterie of ministers favor ing compulsory enii3tment fails to have its plan ratified by Parliament." the News says, "the cabinet will cer tainly be disrupted." GERMAN SUBS LOST ARE TWENTY, CLAIM 1 I LONDON, Sept. 17?"Motorship and Motorboat," in an editorial appearing in its current issue says that Ger many has lost twenty submarines since the beginning of the war. TWO DROWNED IN THE NENANAj FAIRBANKS, Sept. 17. ? Patrick McHugh and George McFaun, axeman employed on the railroad survey par ty were drowned today in the Nenana river while attempting to cross In a poling boat. Their bodies were not recovered. EVANS FINDS REMAINS OF "KAYAK" SMITH While carrying on his work in con nection with the investigation of the coal lands in the Bering Sea district, George Watklns Kvans who arrived on the Alameda last night, discovered the remains of the body of "Kayak" Smith, a white man, who disappeared in that vicinity two or three years ago. and wns believed to have com mitted suicide. Only a few of the bones were intact, the remains Indicating beyond a doubt that the man had been attacked by wolves. A rifle and two or three shells were found a short distance to the right of the place where the body had lain, and from this, scraps of the man's clothing, and a knife which was marked, the indentiflcation of "Kayak" Smith was made possible. "Kayak" Smith came to Alaska many years ago. and was a very known figure in the Katalla country. U. S. Commissioner Robt. D. Gray or dered the remains and the two weap ons to be brought to Katalla. CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO TO SPEND $1,250,000 ??? RICHMOND, Va.. Sept 17.? Two equipment trust agreements have been filed by the Chesapeake & Ohio < with the state corporation commis sion for 24 locomotives and 30 box cars. Involving an expenditure of $1, 250,000. Mr. and Mrs. N. L. Burton left this morning for San Francisco. They will spend eight weeks at the California fairs. DUMBA TO MAKE TRIP TO AUSTRIA I WASHINGTON. Sept. 17.?Tho Au tre - Hungarian government intends to recall Dr. Constantino Dumba, min ister to the United States, at least for a consultation, according to inti mations given 1.0 U. S. Ambassador Pcnfleld at Vienna today. Abassador l entleld this morning in Vienna delivered to Minister of For eign Affairs Burian the United States note asking that Dr. Dumba bo recall ed to Austria for violation of the neu trality of the United States, and for stirring up trouble in tho American munitions factories. ALLIES MUST ACT QUICKLY OR GIVE UP ROME, Sept. 17.?Early efforts by the Allies, especially at the Dardan elles and In Belgium, are necessary If they expect to win, says a Petro grad correspondent of the Glornale d'ltalia. He gives a gloomy view of the Russian situation, saying: "While Russian successes in the last few days have somewhat confirm ed the belief that the efficiency of the army Is somewhat Intact, never theless the situation that existed af ter the fall of Kovno remains un changed. "Thanks to their superior strength, the Allies are now able to take the Initiative while the heroic Russians gain a period for reorganization. It Is Imperative that the Western Al lies open an offensive which will drawn from the east 20 German divis ions. This would check the Russian advance, and give the Russians a re spite. Under the present circum stances, the wearlng-out process is greater than the process of reintegra tion. Notwithstanding the approach of winter, the Germans aro still able to pursue and render the situation still more critical. The internal sit uation, though good, is no longer so brilliant as it was even after the fall of Lemberg." The Glornale d'ltalia published the correspondent's dispatch without a by the Russian censor was considered comment. That it had been passed remarkable. The correspondence anti-dated the recent Russian victories in Galicia and Southern Poland. GERMAN GOVERNMENT GIVES WORK TO WOMEN AMSTERDAM, Sept. 17.?The Ger man government is employing more than 30,000 women, wives, sisters, . mothers and daughters of soldiers, sewing on uniforms. They are paid twice as much as they would receive j from private factories for the work. In Frankfort, alone, 5,000 are thus em-: ployed. ! * * WILL BE HARDEN TO ENLIST WITH BRITISH - ? ? ? LONDON, Sept. 17.?Americans will hereafter find it difficult to enlist in 1 the British army. The War office has ruled that only British subjects are eligible for service, and foreign enlistments must be immediately re- ' ported. Some exceptions may be con sidered. ANTI-GERMAN FEELING IN TURKEY GROWING LONDON. Sept. 17.? The feeling against the Germans in Constantino pie is becoming more and more in tense, says a Central News Dispatch 1 from Pctrograd, which adds: "Re- ! cently a German officer was killed in the barracks, and proclamations have been posted throughout the city pro testin that the Germans are ruining 1 the empire. U. S. ADOPTS NEW MODEL MAXIM GUNS BOSTON. Sept. 17.?A Springfield | special to the Boston Globe says the new model VIckers-Maxlm rapid-fire 1 gun has been adopted by the War De partment after resting a number of makes of machines. The new model is somewhat lighter than the old Vick ers-Maxim has a water cooled barrel device and is capable of firing 600 shots a minute. The Colt Fire Arms Company of Harford owns the Ameri can rights for this new gun, and un der the agreement both the United States Springfield Armory and the Colt Company will turn out guns for the American government. STANDARD OIL COMPANY INAUGURATES 8-HOUR DAY NEW YORK, Sept. 17.?The Stand ard Oil Company of Now Jersey in troduced an 8-hour day in New Jer sey Wednesday involving 25,000 work ingmen without the reduction of wag es at all. MUNICIPAL PICNIC BREAKS'ALL RECORDS CINCINNATI. O., Sept. 17.?It has been figured that more than 300,000 persons attended the municipal pic nic here last week. It was the first of Its kind to take place in the Unit ed States. SEIZURE OF GOODS PROTESTED WASHINGTON. Sopt. 17.?A com bination of cottoh growers, meat packers and Importers Is nnder for mation today for tho avowed purpose of forcing administrative action in an effort to secure freedom of the seas, as a result of the seizure of American cargoes by tho British gov ernment. So far tho admlnltsration has indi cated that tho United States cannot tako action for tho present at least, on Britain's confiscation of American products through prize-court proced ure. PATRIOTS IS U. S. FEWER, YOUNG SAYS SEATTLE, Sopt. 17.?In an address boforo the members of the Seattle Commercial Club last night, Lafc Young, famous Iowa journalist said: "There nro 57 kinds of Americans re serving their loyalty to somo foreign country and thero is less patriotism today in the United States than at any time since the assassination of President Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth." Mr. Young Is editor of the Des Moi nes Capital. He served in the United States senate for a brief period after the death of Senator Jonathan P. Dol livcr. He was defeated in tho Iowa Legislature, for a seat in Congress, by Senator William S. Kenyon. PROPOSED LOAN CALLED "WALL STREET'S SHAME" NEW YORK, Sept. 17.?Opponents of the proposed .'lilon dollar war loan to tho Allies carried their campaign into Wall Street today. They an nounced their sentiment from flam- j boyant placards in front of the of flee of J. P. Morgan. "Wall Street's , shame." read one of several large signboards held aloft by leaders of the crowd, who paraded through the financial section. , Another placard read: "The Mon-M ey Trust Is Lending Billions of Am-! , crican Money to Bankrupt England. ( France and Russia." VIOLENT DEATH OF SEATLLEITE IS UNEXPLAINED j SEATTLE, Sept. 17.?I. W. Culver, ii street car conductor, was picked up by the police this morning, who found | him in a dying condition, lying In an ( alloy. His skull hod been fractured, Lhe indications pointing to the use of a bludgeon. Culver was unconscious when found and died on his way to ( the receiving hospital. j The police are mystified as to the j circumstances leading up to the at- ( tack on Culver. , * * * i SUBMARINES ALL ALONG . AMERICAN COAST SOON WASHINGTON, Sept. 17.? Secre tary Josephus Daniels says the pro- ( posed base at New London, Conn., | will accommodate 150 submarines, i etnd that soon "we will have submar- j Ines all along the coast. ] Proposals For New Navy 1 NEW YORK. Sept. 17.?The World | Bays it is believed that Secretary of , the Navy Josephus Daniels, purpose t Is to recommend such construction as f will give the naTy in 1918 the follow ing ships: 48 battleships, 25 scout , cruisers, 6 armored cruisers, 2 first class cruisers, 1 second class cruiser, 10 third-class cruisers, 192 destroy ers. 5 monitors and 100 submarines. < ? ? ? , SERBIA TRIES TO BRING , BULGARIA IN LINE ROME, Sept. 17.?Serbia has dofl- , nitely accepted In principle the En tente proposals for territorial conces sions to Bulgaria, with the reserva tion that the new Serbian frontier re main in contact with Greece in some part. FRENCH STLLING UTAH COPPER STOCKS HERE BOSTON, Sept. 17.?The number of shares of the Utah Copper Co., held at present by French Investors is 100, 754, which compares with 113,529 in the early part of July, and the high point of 209,230 in the middle of De cember, 1913.?(Boston News Bureau.) CHAMPAGNE TO FLOW ON PARIS, Sept. 17.?The ministry of finance has excepted bottled cham pagne from the decree prohibiting the export of French wines. German champagne properties in France will not be allowed to share in the export privileges. Their stocks have been sequestered. RUSSIANS STAND PAT AT DVINSK LONDON, Sept 17.?With 8,000,000 territorial reservists entering the field Russia is still standing rigid be fore Dvlnsk on tho Dvina river, the fortress which is the supposed cli max of the German ambitions in their invasion of Russia. Along the en tire eastern front, from tho Dvina to tho oxtromo southeastern section of Gallcia battles are raging, tho Ger man advanco pushing slowly but sure ly in tho north and center. Where tho Austrlans aro retreating in the south across tho Stryj in Cen tral Galicia the Czar's forces aro driv ing steadily ahead. Having the Prlpet marshes, Gener al von Mackensen now occupies a val uable position at the juncture of two important canals at Pinsk, and con trols the railroad for several miles east of Brest. It is the opinion of military ex perts here that if tho Teutons are en abled to carry their drive on into Russian territory and beyond the Pinsk and Rovno they will probably swerve southward in an effort to sur prise the successful Russian forces in Galicin. TEUTONS CLAIM ANOTHER VICTORY BERLIN, Sept. 17.?Great satisfac tion has come to the military and of ficial circles here through the news of the recent victory of the army of tho Crown Prince In Argonne. After three hours storming and bombardment, tho reports state, the German troops corssed the line which had originally been set as the limit for the Teutonic advance. GOLD COMING FROM CANADA NEW YORK, Sept. 17.?Shipments of gold from the $50,000,000 recently reaching Halifax on the fast cruiser Argylo arc arriving in New York. A Bangor, Me., dispatch says that a shipment of gold amounting to $40, 000,000 is due to pass through that city this week enroute from Halifax to New York. Bond Issue Won't Be Enough NEW YORK, Sept. 17.?It is said that the British government believes :hat the proposed bond Issue of $1, 100,000,000 will not be enough to main tain the price of British exchange in Mew York, and reports are current that two additional importations of ( sold and securities are on the way aero from London via Halifax as a ?art of the British treasury's program ( to strengthen tho exchange situation. . Also From England , LONDON, Sept. 17.?The Bank of , England sold $7,248,000 in foregn , ;oln, presumably eagles, to America. England Made Preliminary Loan i NEW YORK, Sept. 17?Indications en to confirm tho current report in IVall Street that Great Britain had jorrowed $50,000,000 to $100,000,000 emporarily in order to correct the exchange rate on sterling before the 1 irrival of her commision. American 1 lecurlties were used as collateral. I Buying Back American Bonds BOSTON, Sept. 17.?A New York lispalch In the Globe says that the iulk of the $35,000,000 securities ar ?ivlng here Sunday from England was n bonds. The stocks were, begin ning with Monday, offered on the Stock Exchange through commision louses, and these offerings were arge enough to affect the market for iharcs. Securities brought in before his last lot did not come in sight at .he time. J. M. WEISTLING, NOT FRANK M., IS DEAD j SEATTLE, Sept. 17.?It was J. M. ' Weistllng father of Frank M. Weist- 1 ing, and not the latter, as was er: ! ?oneously reported, who died here on 1 Wednesday. J. M. Welstling, as is ills son, was a pioneer lawyer of this My. t t | I WESTING HOUSE AFTER GERMAN SYMPATHIZERS ?+? BOSTON. Sept. 17.?Officials of the New England Westlnghousc Company which is making 1,000,000 rifles for the Russian government, nre trying to unravel the mystery of persons, who purposely, it is alleged, damaged valuable blue prints, which resulted Friday In laying off 100 men. German sympathizers are suspected. STOCK QUOTATIONS. NEW YORK, Sept. 17.?Alaska Gold closed today at 32%, Chino 44, Ray 21%, Utah 65%, Butte & Superior 60. Copper is at 18. HUMORIST BURIED. PEORIA, Sept. 17.?George Fitch, the humorist, who died in Berkerley, Cal., four weeks ago, was buried at Galvn. A big delegation from Poorla, 111., attended the services. ? THE HISTORY OF STEFANSSON'8 POLAR VOYAGE 1913, Summer, loft Nome on the Karluk. 1913, Fall, Karluk locked In j the ice floes. 1913, late in Fall, Stofansson, Vorkonson and Anderson start from stranded Bhip, on hunting expedition. 1913, Winter, StefanBson and companions given up as dead and Captain Bartlett, with two men, starts for Nome, for re lief of Karluk. 1914, January, Karluk ground | to pieces by ice. | 1914, (about a month later) Bartlett reaches Nome. 1915, Spring, schooner King & Winge find Karluk's surviv ors on Wrangell Island. No trace of Stcfannson. 1915, September, Stofansson and companions found safe at Banksland, by schooner Ruby of Seattle. I * * "SANTA ANA" ARRIVES AT THE^AZORES LONDON, Sept. 17.?Wireless dis patches received at Queenstown today 1 told of the safe arrival at St. Michael. : Azores Islands, of the Italian steam ship Santa Ana, which took fire 900 miles east of Halifax Wednesday. Re ports of the crew's thrilling battle with the tiamos also were received hero by cable. The flames were ex tinguished without serious damage to the vessel. ('lie Santa Ana had 1N00 Italian re servists oboaid. She will repair at St. Michael. "f" SUBS WILL I LEAVE NAVY! WASHINGTON, Sept. 17. ? All of ] the "F" type of submarines in the i United States navy will be placed out t of commission, because they are un- < safe. i This was the announcement today i of Secretary Daniels, of the Navy De- 1 partment. The secretary said that an t explosion of the F-4's batteries caused r tho catastrophe at Honolulu, which t took the lives of Captain Sde and 22 s members of tho crew. i i BRYAN'S PEACE TRIP IS SUBJECT OF CONVERSATION * ? WASHINGTON, Sept. 17. ? Plans to send William J. Bryan to the war ring nations on a mission of peace was the subject of a conference here todny between Mr. Bryan and Dr. Will iam Forgo, representing the editors of American newspapers published In foreign languages. Dr. Forgo said Brynn had given him She Impression that if the trip were undertaken Bryan himself "will for love of the cause, not only sacrifice tils time but will also pay his own ex penses." HUMBOLT BRINGING LAST RIVER FREIGHT SEATTLE, Sept. 17. ? When the *teamship Humboldt sails tonight for Skagway she will take the last fricght and passengers for Fairbanks, ' by way of the Yukon river route, ow ing to the approach of the close of navigation. She will have a capacity cargo. Among the passengers for Juneau r booked on the Humboldt are the t Misses Mary and Celia McLaughlin 3 and A. K. Hanford. John Anderson i will be a passenger to Douglas. 1 ? ? ? ( LOVE CRAZED MAN KILLS i THREE IN MARYLAND ( SNOW HILL, Md., Sept. 17 ? A < love-crazed Italian laborer, Frank A. Granno, shot and killed Levin T. Rob inson, his wife, Delia Robinson, and Alonzo Redden, a farmer, here. He 1 loved the farmer's wife who did not < return his affection. I * ? ? i MONUMENT DERICATED FOR FAMOUS ABOLITIONIST LOWELL. 111., Sept. 17?There was dedicated here a monument to the memory of Benjamin Lundy, the fam ous nbolitionist of slavery days. ROUMANIA WANTS SHOES CHICAGO, Sept. 17.?The Rouman ian government has invited bids here for 500,000 pairs of shoes for delivery by December 1st. STEEANSSON IS POUND ; WITH TWO COMRADES; WILL CONTINUE TRIP OTTAWA, Sept. 17. ? VUbJalmar Stefansson, noted polar explorer, and two of bis expedition, who since 1913 had been thought to have perished in the Arctic, are safe and sound. News to thiB effect reached Ottawa early today from Nome, Alaska, and was given out as ofncial, by the Canadian government, which had financed Stef onsson's voyage to the North on the gas-schooner Karluk. To Continue Exploration. Stefansson and his two companions, Vork F. Vorkenson and Ole Ander son, are on Banksland, and have no tified the Canadian government that thoy will continue their explorations to 145 degrees West and 85 degrees farther North. The men were found by the Seattle trading schooner Ruby, in command of Captain Cottle. Cottle arrived at Nome lost night, with news of the safety of the explorer and his comrades. He had messages from Stefansson, which wero flashed to Ot tawa this morning. Later today the Canadian naval de partment received a messago from Stefansson, which was dated "Banks land, Arctic Sea, August 31, 1915. It also was sent from Nome. Canada Financed Expedition. Stefansson, early in 1913, Interested the Canadian government in an expe dition to find out whether a polar con tinent exists In the Arctic, to map the islands far to tho North of the Mac kenzie river, and to study the "blond Eskimos." Stefansson had found these people on the mainland, near Coronation Gulf in 1911. and had an nounced to the world that the race undoubtedly was descended from tho Vikings after tho time of Leif Erick sou. Canada Anally consented to A nance the expedition. Fourteen men were selected by the explorer and were assembled at San Francisco. The whaler Karluk was purchased for the voyage to the Arctic and early In the summcf of 1913 the expedition set sail from Nome, Alaska. It had ex pected to remain in the North until 1916. Explorer Was Given Up. During the winter rumors reached Nome that the expedition had met with disaster. Reports came from Es dmos and were later verified when ?apt. Bartlctt, commander of the Kar uk, reached Nome with two of the Karluk's crew. Captain Bartlctt had eft the Karluk fast in the Ice near IVrangell Island. He said that when :he Karluk was frozen-in in the ice pack, Stefnnsson, Vorkenson and An lerson, realizing the seriousness of ho expedition's predicament, set out >ver the ice-floes in search of fresh neat, as Hcurvy had developed imong the members of the party. Days passed and the trio did not re urn. It was shortly afterward that lews was published that the explorer ind his two companions had been wallowed up in the vastness of the Vrctlc. The theory was that break ng ice bad cut the communication of Itefansson and his companions, and . lad left them alone on the ice, com )leto!y surrounded by water, and ulrlft toward the North. Karluk's Crew Rescued. When Stefansson was given up for lead, Captain Bartlctt and two men darted for Nome and after a series >f hardships, reached that point. The >ower schooner King & Wineo was ecured to go ino the ice for the turpose rescuing the remainder of the expedition. Early this spring, ai nost two years after the expedition itarted out, the Karluk's men were ound in a frightful condition, on Vrangell island, which they had ?eached after the ice had ground the Karluk to pieces. Several of the men vcre almost Insane. Two or three lad died or met death when the ice :rumbled their ship. Tho King & >Vinge and tho revenue cutter Bear >rought the survivors to Nome and Stefansson was given up. 'SWIFTWATER BILL" REFUSED CUSTODY OF NEGLECTED SON ?+? SEATTLE. Sept 17.?Judge Dyke nan today refused to give "Swlftwn er Bill" Gates the custody of his 14 ,-ear-old son Fred, pending the scttle nent of criminal charges that Gates ind refused to support him. The :ourt based his action on the fact hat Gates had not visited the boy in jver three years. DAKLAND MOTORMEN AND CONDUCTORS ON STRIKE OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 17.?Eleven hundred motormen and conductors of this city today voted to strike to en force the "closed shop." The motor men and conductors demanded that the street car owners agree to em ploy only union men, but the latter insisted upon disregarding the union and running their system on the "open shop" basis. LABOR GETS BONUS NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 17.? The New London Ship & Engine Co., in Groton, announced a 10 per cent weekly bonus to employees. The pro posed bonus will amount to about $100,000 a year.