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VOL. VLL, NO. 935. JUNEAU, AYASKA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1915. ^ PRICE TEN CENTS
GREEK LEADER BITTERLY ASSAILS BRITAIN'S ACTIONS NETERER REFUSES TO HOLD KRAUSE; LAnER INSTANTLY REARRESTED1 SEATTLE, Not. 23. ? Judge Jere miah Neterer decided this afternoon that he had not the power to order Ed want Kmuse'a removal to Juneau to answer a charge of kidnaping Wil liam Christie. Krause was immed iately rearrested on a state warrant charging him with being a tugutive from justice and will be held until the extradition papers from Governor Strong of Alaska r.-ach Governor Lis ter. Krauae In City Jail. The warrant charging Krause with j being a fugitive from a kidnaping chargo was served by Constable James Shannon and Detective Ralph Jones, and was sworn to by U. S At torney Clay Allen. Krause was taken to tho city jail. Judge Neterer held that nnder Sec tion 1014 of the Roviced Statues of the United States, under which the orig inal warrant was drawn. Krause could not be removed, but that he could be sent back to Alaska upder. another sec-. tien. In short, the cenrt ruled that; there is a line of demarkation be tween the laws of Alaska and the general laws of the United States, and that kidnaping as charged in this instance is not an offense against the United States. Allen, owing to' the Importance of getting Krause. charged and tried in Alaska as quick-! ly as possible, will not appeal from the court's decision, he said, although he thinks the court erred. Attorneys Grab Money. Krause sat unmoved throughout the: proceedings. His rearrest was no sur prise, for Allen, in open court several | days ago said ho would be at once taken into custody again if liberated., The proceedings, however, enabled a voria itpotifrmnfta nnd tt G rat tan O'Bryan. Krause's counsel,to: annex $300 in cash which was being; turned back to the prisoner. The at torneys also sought his two bank hooks, one calling for $1400 and the other calling for $1300. Moe Never Heard From. Though Ole E. Moe doubtless was " long ago murdorcd. with Krause. so far as the world knows, being the last man seen in his company, the auditors of King and Kitsap counties continue to receive letters respecting! his real estate holdings in the two counties, signed O. E. Moe. Both aud itors have so reported to the federal authorities. The letters are typewritten, and in the opinion of the authorities were the work of Krause, but many letters written by Moe's relatives remain un answered. No reply has ever been; received from Moe save one. which Krause wTote for Moe. claiming that he did so because the latter had a sore hand. Krause Clever, Doctor Says. Four years ago one of the most! prominent physicians In Seattle board-1 ed his private yacht and sought rest and recreation in the waters of South eastern Alaska. He passed two or three months at a place where Krause happened to be building a boat and the two men became well acquainted,! Krause frequently being a guest aboard the physicians yacht Once. I in the course of a long conversation, j Krause stated to this physician that he had at one time been in the Unit-j ed States army. The physician tuked, the name of the company and other; particulars, but Krause closed like a clam. The foregoing Information was giv en the federal officers by the Physi cian today. This doctor declared Krause to be one of the best-read men he had ever conversed with and j said that Krause is accomplished in j many ways, that he has a great fund of information and that he can con verse intell'gently on any subject -PREPAREDNESS" SCHEME ON AMERICAN FINANCIERS SAYS HENRY .FORD DETROIT. Mich.. Nov. 23.?Henry Tord says: "The preparedness pro gram is really a plan to keep the mu nition factories busy after this war ends. In reality war is a device of the big financiers, the biggest cow ards in the world. Those fellows run if you drop a hat. but they don't care how much the other fellows?the lit tle ones?fight or how many are kill ed. It Is the little fellows who pay for these wars, and the wars only increase the burden upon the little fellow, while making the big one al ways more powerful and wealthier. The newspapers of the world could end the present conflict in two months time. Unite the newspapers of the world in a campaign for peace, and i the men, who feed the war mills of death and the women who must bear the burdens and the sorrow of homo will, of their own force, end armed conflict." You saw it first In The Empire. * + * * WEATHER REPORT <? + ?+? + + Maximum?40. * 4. Minimum?35. ? CLEAR! ? IJUNCAU FEDERAL JAIL TO RECEIVE EDWARD KRAUSE Edward Krause of Petersburg, can ddlate on the Socialist ticket for the House of Representatives, Alaska Leg islature. In 1914, will be behind the steel bars In the United States jail in Juneau within ton days. It is believ ed. The activity of the Seattle offi cials In collecting evidence against tho prisoner has resulted, friends of Krause's alleged victims say, in weav ing a net of circumstances about the prisoner that ho cannot escape, nnd friends of Captain "Jim" Plunkett, Ole Moe and William Christie say they will not rest until justice Is done. It Is said that when Krause Is ex tradited. Chief of Detectives Char'es Tennant of Seattle will como North, to appear against him. It was Ten nant. according to tho Seattle papers, that drew from Krause, bit by bit, statements exceedingly domagipg to I the prisoner and it is thought that the I third degree was applied by tho sleuth. l| It Is declared taht when J. E. Moul ton and an officer from Ketchikan searched Krause's launch In Ward's <1 cove, where the fugitlvo had left it, ? a recently-used gag was found, in ad- il dition to a shot-gun said to be Jim Plnnkett'8. and high-power shells and rifles in large numbers. Letters found in the boat indicated that Krause had a secret code by which he communicated to persons unknown. There is a story to the effect that a 11 vertitable Black Hand society of which Krause was tho head was in exis tence in Southeastern Alaska, but this ? I ft * -*? 1 no * I report nan nut una uuiuc vui ao jw. It Is said thnt the Socialists have < taken steps to defend Kratise. Krauc- ? tunas, former Alaskan Socialist lead er. and the standard bearer of that i party In an unsuccessful campaign for delegate, is one of Krause's law yers. FOUR GAS BOATS SWAMPED IN STORM While riding at her moorings near i the Pacific Coast dock Friday night the gas boat Greyhound was torn free | by the Admiral Evans, her owner al- i leges, and Jammed against the E. A. Hegg with such force 'hat the Grey- 1 hound was sunk. In a wreck report. filed yesterday. Captain Peter Mad sen. owner of the Greyhound and of the Hegg. states that the Greyhound I was almost entirely submerged and that she drifted out Into the channel and was finally picked up about two I a. m. by the gas boat Independont. Madsen claims that the damage done to the Hegg as the result of being jammed by the Greyhound, amounts to $200. Only the engineer was aboard at the time of the accident. The boat and cargo are valued by Madsen at $3500. "Clare" Swamped. Report has been filed of the wreck 1 of the gas boat Clare, which was | bound from Doloml to Ketchikan on November 9th and was swamped in a heavy sea after her engine had broken down. The boat is valued at $1500 and at the time of her wreck was carrying $450 worth of canned and salted fish. M. E. Lane, her cap tain. reports that the accident oc curred near Wedge Island. The Grubstake Also. Captain John Keller of Ketchikan ' has sent An a report of the wreck of the gas boat Grubstake which was bound for Ham Island from Ketchikan and was swamped In a -heavy sea on Nov. 17. The Grubstake was carry ing a cargo of household godd~ which was damaged to the extent of $150. ?? ? ? ... , JAPANESE PLAN GREAT EXPANSION IN PACIFIC TRADE NEW YORK, Nov. 23. ? Japanese steamship interests have perfected plans for enter the trans-Pacific trade on a big scale and American steel makers aro expecting Inquiry for plates and shapes for a fleet of 65 steam vessels of various tonnages, i ranging from 3,000 tons to 20,000 tons. I Estimates of the amount of steel that will be placed in this country for Jap anese boats range from 250,000 to 1.000,000 tons. POOR BOY IN BIG EASTERN STEEL DEAL PHILADELPHIA. Nov. 23.? J. L. Replogle. who has porchaaed 240,000 | shares of Cambria Steel from the Pennsylvania railroad, is said to rep resent a syndicate of nine others. As sociated with him in the purchase are R. D. Coleman and J. H. Weaver of Philadelphia, and E. V. Babcock and F. J. Lanahan of Pittsburgh. Replogle is 38 years of age. Twenty-seven ; years ago he was water boy for Cam bria. Everybody reads Empire "adl" COAL LOST WHEN DOCK CAVES IN One thousand square feet of the Al aska-Juneau wharf collapsed early this morning under the weight of 150 tons of coal discharged by the steam ship Despatch last week. Dp until a late hour this afternoon Engineer Kenneth White had not estimated the damage. A force of workmen is re moving the tanglo of lumber and pil ing. and repairs will be speedily made. The cool will bo a total loss, and in addition a shipment of railroad ties was lost. The portion of the dock which suffered was the southwest corner. A preliminary survey of tho wharf showed the balance of the dock to be in no danger. ? ? ? DEMOCRATS TO ARRANGE MAJORITY COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS WASHINGTON. Nov. 23?Democra tic members of the ways and means committee will meet in Washington city November 29 to take up tho or ganization of the new house of rep resentatives. The committee will havo its recommendations, including the chairmanships of principal com mittees, roady when the Democratic caucus meets December 4, two days before tho opening of Congross. Rep resentative Kitchln, of North Carolina already chosen by the caucuses for chairman of the ways and means com mittee, plans to come to Washington several days before tho meeting. LONDON FUR SALES SHOW COOD ADVANCE WASHINGTON. Nov. 23?An Amer ican consular report on the London October fur sales Bays: Prices of most classes of skins of fered showed an appreciable price. According to the British press, ad vances of 50 per cent, on rates paid it tbo March series of sales were se cured for cross for, whlto, gray, and kit fox, 40 per cent, for red fox, 30 per cent, for fitch nnd Japanese fox. 25 per cenL for beaver, 20 per cent.: for mink, 15 per cent for Btone mar ten and silver fox. and 10 per cent for marten and otter. Theso Increases are said to havoi been due to considerable demand both In England and neutral countries, rather than to the scarcity of the of ferings. America was a keen buyer of all classes of furs, notably skunk !ind lynx. 1553 A slightly disturbing feature was the Board of Trade announcement of the Inclusion of furs In the list of goods which may not be exported to neutral countries except under li cense. This. It Is stated, may teud still further to ralso prices. BREITUNG WANTED TO PURCHASE ALL GERMAN INTERNED STEAMSHIPS NEW YORK, Nov. 23.?Edward N. Breltung. ownor of the Hamburg American liner Daclo. which was sunk by a German submarine, had intended to purchase practically all Interned German ships in this country and put them under the American flag. The seizure of tho Dacla, while on a test voyage with a cotton cargo after tho vessel had been transferred to Amer ican registry, balked the plan. ENCLISH ADOPT FA8HION TO SUIT 8ITUATION LONDON. Nov. 23.? The dyestuff problem is being settled in England by the adaptation of fashions to nec essities, according to the United States consul Clayborne at Bradford. Everybody is wearing grays, because these can be had in fast colors, while other shades cannot be relied upon. PRIVATF. BANKERS IN NEW YORK MAKE GAIN NEW YORK, Nov. 23.?Tho 75 pri vate bankers under tho supervision of the Now York State Banking De partment had $14,094,273 in resources on Sept. 25, as aglnst $13,792,495 on June 23. During the same period de posits Increased from $132,372 to $7, 636,434. MEN WIN DISPUTE FROM BAY 8TATE ROAD BOSTON. Nov. 23.?Tho Bay state Street railway arbitration board re convened to Interpret a disputed point In the award relating to granting of one-half cent per hour Increase from Oct. 1, 1915 to men receiving the min imum wage of $2.25 a day. The ques tion was decided In favor of the men. ST. LOUIS WILL BID FOR BOTH CONVENTIONS ST. LOUIS, Nov. 23.?St Louis has raised $200,000 to care for the Demo cratic and Republican National con ventions If they can be secured. Com mittees of business men will qttend both the Democratic and Republican National committee meetings on Dec. 7th and Dec. 14th, respectively at Washington, and present the-claims of the city. SCHEfFLER IS GROOMED FOR POSTMASTER CORDOVA,- Nov. 23. ? Postmaster Harry 0. Steel yesterday announced that he had resigned on November 8, and at a meeting last night of the Cordova Democratic Club, a resolu tion was passed, endorsing the can didacy of Charles H. Sheffler. Schef Her is a member of the Democratic Territorial commltteo, and with Post master Stoei published the Cordova Times. Ho formerly was a Juneau prlntor. It Is undorstood that the Juneau Democrats have been asked to en dorse Schetfler's candidacy, but ac tion has not yet been taken by them. Steel glvoB as his reasons for re signing the fact that Postal Inspect or Nell reduced tho clerical farce and cut the salaries ouo third. Steel was appointed under tbo Taft administra tion. YEP, WICK WAS HERE; BUT HE WAS EAST ASLEEP Where Is Wickersham? No, this Is not tho name of a new play. It Is a simple, matter-of-fact question. Saturday morning at 3 o'clock the Hicamsnip Auuiirai r,vuut> mutuvu ui Juneau, on her way to Seattle from Southwestern Alaska. The Empire sent a representative to the steamer to see the delegate. The reporter was informed tlmt Delegate Wlckersham was asleep. A few friends of the Del egate, who called at the steamer were told the same thing. The reporter waited until the Admiral Evans went out but the delegate failed to mako an appearance. In its Sunday morning issue, The Dispatch, local champion of the dele gate, published that Wlckersham "was visited by a number of his friends," while the Admiral Evans lay at her dock here. The Dispatch then pub lished an outline of what Mr. Wlck ersham cxpccUjl to do at Washing ton when CoSgross moots. Today, however, Emery Valontlne, Mr. Wlckcrsham's right bower In ] Southeastern Alaska politics, said Judge Wlckersham was not aboard the Admiral Evans. "Delegate Wlcker sham .would never pass through Ju ucau without getting up," said he. "I don't care what time of the night-it was, Mr. Wlckersham would have made an appearance had he been on the steamer. Ho has never passed through Juneau without seeing his frincds and associates." Gus Gillcs, F. J. Cox, S. S. Jacobs. Oak Olson and others who arrived in' Juneau on tho Admiral Evans say the delcgnto passed through on that boat. And, again. The Empire repeats that Mr. Wlckersham was a pasenger on the Admiral Evans, that during the timo the steamer was here ho was i wrapped In the embrace of Morpheus, and that ho Is on his way to Wash ington, having this time, missed his usual Interview at Juneau. ? ? ? ANOTHER LARGE GOLD CONSIGNMENT ON WAY NEW YORK, Nov. 23.? Another large consignment of gold is on its way from Canada to J. P. Morgan & Co., from the British government. In October J. P. Morgan & Co.. received $24,333,000 In gold by way of Canada, and it wsb said at the time that a similar shipment would follow. The now shipment now coming Is suppos ed be the one referred to. 41 arica..ii1npaii ftain.r Alaska-Juneau stock was quoted on! the New York exchange Nov. 15 at 13. However It dropped to 12V6 be fore the close of the day. Thore were 1,100 shares traded. Alaska Gold shares traded the same day wore 6,000. "HABEAS CORPUS" DENIED BY COURT Antonio Hernondez was this morn ing denied a writ of habeas corpus by Judge Robert W. Jennings. Hern andes applied for the writ ten days ago, after being confined In the feder al jail on a committment from Ket chikan which, he claimed, did not state the crime of which ho was ac cused and did not accuse him of a crime under the laws of Alaska. Hernandez alleged further that the court at Ketchikan had no jurisdict ion in his case. Judge Jennings, as basis for his de cision, stated that it is not necessary that the exact time, place and char acter of the crime be stated In the committment transforming a man to the Jail here, and that tho jurisdiction of the Commissioner at Ketchikan was undoubtedly established. Her&nandez was Bent here for safe keeping after having been arrested on the charge of concealing a person wanted for the commission of a crime. The petition for a writ of habeas corpus was filed after the grand Jury adjourned without taking any action in tho matter. Tho court holds that the Hernandez case is one to be. investigated by a Ketchikan grand Jury. "S MARKGRAF, OF TEUTON NAVY, SUNK COPENHAGEN, Nov. 23?The Ger man battleship Markgraf has been sunk In the Baltic Sea but other than the fact that she carried 1100 men, de tails ?were not received. A Rotterdam dispatch said that ono of Germany's newest dread naughts had been sunk by a mlno in the Baltic Sea, and it is believed that the messago was describing the Mark graf. Tho Rotterdam message said that only thirty-thrco men lost their lives. UTAH COPPER DOUBLES OUTPUT AT LESS COST BOSTON. Nov. 9.?Managing Direc tor D. C. Jackllng of tho Utah Copper Company, now in tho East, says to the Boston News Bureau: "There is no conceivable condition that can arise that would prevent the Utah Copper Company from making I ins production at tho present rate during tho life time of any one now living and at a cost below 7 cents | per pound. "Our property from ono end to the other, including a splendid organiza tion, Is in better shape than ovor bo fore. Wo ore mining our big tonnage j easily; in fact, wo aro shipping 27,000! tons a day with greater easo and with j frnvor mpn Hinn was ronnired two or I three years ago to ship half that ton ?ago. Notwithstanding the very much larger scale of mining operations and the big additions to our milling facili ties. wo have fewer men on the pay roll than in 1912. The mine itself is in perfect condition. Our stripping is so far advanced that we can do al most anything that we desire in tho way of mining. "Wo will continue to strip the over burden at the present rate for anoth er year or so, but after that tho ex cess stripping charge will disappear. At the present time wo are charging to operating costs 7% cents per ton of ore agaiust our.' deferred Stripping charge, but In tho not distant future It is quito probablo that we will ex tinguish all accumulations of deferred stripping items by a charge against surplus, and thereafter absorb all the stripping costs in the operating ac count "There is little that is new or of spectacular interest concerning our property. We aim to make our quar terly reports complote as to every es sential detail. Tho stockholders aro kept regularly informed as to produc tion, grade of ore, costs, net profits, :etc. We have a wonderful property ?practically a finished proposition as It stands today."?(Boston News Bu reau.) MINE FOREMAN MARRIES. Miss Clara Dunbar and George Cat tanach, both residents of Juneau, were married at the Presbyterian Manse this afternoon at 2:30 by Rovorend J. B. Stevens. Mr. Cattanach is one of tho foremen at the Perseverance mine. ACCUSED OF LARCENY. Charley Matthews, an Indian, was arrested last night on a warrant sworn out by Officer Forsyth of tho police force, who charged him with stealing a roll of bedding belonging to E. H. Kaser and which he Is ac cused of taking from the SL Nicholas. Matthews was kept in the city jali over night, but was taken to tho fed oral Jail today, his hearing: was set for 4:30 this afternoon. John Bezman was this morning: re leased of a charge of larceny of food stuffs from a house occupied by Henry jJeekarn on Lower Front stro/-.. Be: man w-ts given" a bearing in the Com missioner's court. J. W. Rummell has filed suit against F. B. Duncan to recover 356.30 alleg ed to bo due on an account for ser vices rendered. Tho complaint also asks for costs of action. Rummell Is represented by George Irving with whom S. H. Mlllwee Is associated Chris Tveten, a well known mer chant of Petersburg, was operated upon this morning at St. Ann's hos pital for appendicitis. Mr. Tveten was in tho hospital several weeks ago for the same purpose but tho op oration ha-1 to be deferred at that time owing to complications. Ho is retorted as > eating easily today. Dr, 1.. P. Dawes is in chare? 0?.the cane. Mike Panovich who has been in the hospital for two weeks as the result of a fall through which he re ceived a broken collar bone, was discharged this morning and has re turned to his work p.' Perseverance mine. Gibart Becker, who was injured early in the summer while working upon the claims of tho Alaska Gold Belt Company is in the hospital again as the result of his accident. Becker recently filed suit against Charles Goldstein, charging that one of Gold stein's employees was responsible for his injuries. BALKAN GRAIN HAS ARRIVED IN ^GERMANY LONDON, Nov. 23.?The first con signment of Balkan grain, principal ly from Bulgaria, has arrived in Ger many, according to a dispatch from Berlin, and it la" reported that the principal German cities ore celebrat ing tho event HOPE HELD OUT THAT ALLIE8 CAN REACH SERBIANS LONDON, Nov. 23.?Latest news from the Balkans has revived hope In England that Monastlr may hold out long enough to cnablo the French and British forces to effect a junction with the Serbians, although tho latter are slowly being beaten down at all oth er points. Borlln claims progress for the Gor mnns in tho region southeast of Prls tlna, Serbia with the capture of 8,000 Serbians, 44 cannon and 22 ma chine guns. KAISER SAID TO BE READY TO ASK PEACE MOVEMENT IXJNDON, Nov. 23.?A dispatch to tho Pall Mall Gazette from Borno says there Is declared to be undoubted foundriion for the report that Em peror William will make an open of fer of peace through President Wil son after tho Emperor's coming stato entry Into Constantinople. 0 ? ? MASSACHUSETTS HOUSE i HAS LARGE WAR ORDER BOSTON, Nov. 23.?The Wcstfleld Manufacturing .Company of Westfield, *Masb., formerly part of tho Pope Man ufacturing Company, is preparing to execute a war order for tho machin ing of shells said to amount to be-i tween $1,000,000 and $2,000,000. # * + , U. s. NOW HAS LARGE CONTROL OVER HAYTI ? 4* * WASHINGTON, Nov. 23.?The Hay tian Senate has ratified the pending treaty between tho United States and j Hayti which gives the Washington ; government a large measure of con trol over Haytian affairs, particular ly the national finances. AEROPLANE COMPANY INCREA8E CAPITAL STOCK TO $5,000,000 ?+_ NEW YORK, Nov. 23.?The Wright Aeroplano Company filod papers 'in j Now York State increasing the capi-i tal stock from $1,000,000 to $6,000,000 j the par valud being $100. STRIKE COMPROMISED NEW YORK, Nov. 23.?The freight handlers and clerks of the Boston & Albany railroad, who have been on a strike for the last three weeks, have returned to work. The differ ences were compromised. NEW ENGLAND WANT8 HIDES FROM INDIA BOSTON, Nov. 23.?The Now Eng land Hide & Leather Association will send special committees to Washing ton to seek to facilitate tho shipment of hides and skins to this country from India. SWEDEN FORBIDS THE EXPORTATION OF BUTTER STOCKHOLM, Nov. 23.?Butter has been added to the list of -articles whose exportation is forbidden by tho Swedish government, thus making an embargo on the export of food pro ducts virtually completo. BOSTON HAS 725,000 POPULATION NOW BOSTON, Nov. 23.? The recent stato census shows Boston's popula tion is in excess of 725,000. ENGLISH ATTITUDE IS INFAMOUS, HELLENIC I MINISTER DECLARES LONDON, Nov. 23,?The British j foreign office stated today that no blockade of Greek ports had been en ' forced as yet. "The only thing we want Is peace; you ore trying to forco us to makfe war," said D. G. Rhallls, Greek minis ter of Justice and the guiding spirit In the cabinet of Premier Skonloudls, in an interviow with the London Daily Mail's Athens correspondent. "The British government and the British pros6," continued Rhallls, "are taking a disgraceful and an Infamous atti tude toward us. You are starving us. Only today two more wheat vossels havo boon stopped by you. Your gov ernment, having plied fault on fault and delay on delay, with only a few thousand troops to help us want us to step In and die; you want us to succor you when no English soldiers have shed their blood in Serbia^? when scarcely an English rifle has been flred. We don't wish to be an other Belgium or Serbia. We love Serbia, but before attempting to res cue a drowning friend one should bo sure that his effort is not morely a useless sacrifice." According to a dispatch from Salon ika, the new Greek promlor will mom entarily resign, owing to his country's differences with Great Britain. King Meets Kitchener. According to an Athens dispatch to ;tho Paris Temps, Lord Kitchener 1b quoted as saying to King Constantino: "England will have four million men In the field by March, Russia will have six millions; therefore the war will end as Germany will be decisively de feated." DAW80N B0Y8 ARE KILLED IN THE WAR DAWSON, Oct 25.?T telegram re ceived from Gerald Grestock, of Lord Strathcona's horse, now in Flanders, reports that Jack Watt, of Dawson, was killed by a stray bullet striking oHaaU onrl enmlnir out r\f tit a hiloV of his head. He was looked over a parapet just as the Germans started to vacate their trenches. He was burled under the Union Jack with a cross and a wiro netting above. Watt and Grestock were the first Klondlk ers to leave here for the front, im mediately after the war was declared. Watt leaves a widowed mother In England, of whom he was the sole support Klondlkcrs have been spon taneously supporting her since he en listed. Grestock also wlreB that ho heard In London that Charley Phil lips, formerly a mounted policeman, who left last March and enlisted for , the East African service, was killed, there. Phillips was in the same com ] pany as Hart tho chief of tho Daw | son fire brlgado, now in Africa. He i has three, brothers in tho continental < armies. Watt and Phillips aro the ] first men from Yukon so far to bo killed Mn the war. ON THE AL-KI. SEATTLE, Nov. 23.?The steam ship Al-Kl sailed for Juneau last night. Her passengers for the capital city include tho following: William Bosch, J. P. Walsh, J. C. Dupree and wife, L. B. Ruschor,, A. ?Johnson, Irene PIpp, Helen O'Connell, Pauline Schuman, A. P. Lynch, Mrs. A. Goff and daugher, W. H. Robinson and wife, Etta Bailey, Alex Kouries. J. H. King, George F. Miller. C. D. Adams. For Douglas?L. H. Metzgar, H. C. Heacock. EPISCOPALIANS MEET AT CHURCH TOMORROW There will bo a final meeting of the men and women of Trinity church tomorrow, for report and conference concerning the mission which begins Sunday next. The women will meet in tho church at 3 p. m., and tho men In tho basement at 8 p. m. ? ? ? BIG AMERICAN CONTRACT NEW YORK. Nov. 23.?The Amer ican Locomotive Company has closed a contract for 200,000 forgings for large shells. The amount involved In the order is approximately $5,000,000. LATE NEWS BULLETINS FRENCH STORE BURNS. PARIS ? The Bon Marche store burned to the ground today. The loss is six million. * ' ' NATIVE SON DECORATED; . PARIS?Lieut. Charles Sweeney of San Francisco ;hAs been awarded the cross of the iSfclon of Honor for "ex emplar? bravery": in leading a gallant charge of the foreign legion of the French army at Navarin Farm, one of the engagements opening the bat tle of Champagne. GREAT COMPANY FORMING. NEW YORK ? The National City . bank will shortly announce the for . mation of a fifty million dollar com< pany with the leading financiers of the country as stockholders, to de velop foreign trado with tho United states, It was learned today. BANKRUPTCY PETITIONED. SEATTLE?The Pacific Alaska Na vigation Company, 0. Christnach and C. 8. Hubbell yesterday filed a pe tition In tho U. S. Court asking that the ScJdovia Salmon company be adjudged a bankrupt. It Is said the Seldovta Salmon Company owes $80, 000. THEATRICAL PEOPLE DIE. COLUMBUS, Ga.?Six members of the Kennedy Carnival company were killed and many were injured when tho theatrical special train collided with a passenger train near hero early ' today.