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VOL. VII., NO. 938. " JUNEAU, ALASKA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27,1916. PRICE TEN CENTS
CENTRAL ALLIES TAKE 100,000 SERBS AND RAILROAD PLUNKCTT WAS TO BE WELL PAID That Captain James O. Plunkett left Juneau on his last trip, in belief; that he was to be well paid for the use j of his boat became known today when M. V. Manville, a surveyor, one of the last men to see Plunkett alive, return- j ed from Taku. "I was talking with Plunkett at $ o'clock on the evening of October 23," Manville said this morning. "I asked him if he Intended; taking out the mining party which he had contracted with for the trip. Ho replied 'No. I have a better trip.' I asked him about the trip and he shook his head and said. 'It is sealed orders.' I gathered from his remarks and his! attitude that he was to be well paid. Plunkett mentioned Douglas, but I cannot remember whethor he said he was going to Douglas, or whether he said he expected to meet a man from Douglas. We were in McCaul's cigar store and Plunkett went over and sat down by the stove. About twenty minute later a heavy-set man with a brown overcoat came in and called him out. It was not Krause. for I saw Krause's picture today. Perhaps an hour later I saw Plunkett and the same man standing in front of the Ju neau Liquor Company." Manville's story brings a new fig ure in the Krause case, and strength ens the theory advanced by many that Krause had an accomplice. Ulixn runs w rmu ?mw Returning yestenday after sixteen days spent in a search for some trace of William Christie and Capt J. 0. Plunkett. P. W. Gohle and Paul Jen sen of the Lillian report no trace of either of the missing men has been found, though it has been not a very difficult matter to follow the path of Edward Krause. who Is supposed to bave done away with the two men. Captain Gohle states that an In dian who lives at Rocky Pass remem bers distinctly seeing the boat which has been identified as Krause's boat, stuck on the rocks near the Pass on November ISth. Later Krause was seen at Point Baker, then at Snow Pass and finally at Ward's Cove. At this point he left the gas boat at the dock of the Alas ka Fish Canneries and By-Products Company. The men on the Lillian took up the clue given them by the Peterson re garding Plunkett's boat, the Lue. which- was rumored to be cached in a narrow gorge in Port Houghton, but were able to find no trace of the craft. The myterious rumors that a secret society exists in Southeastern Alas ka. and that Edward Krause was Jts de facto head, were again afloat to day, following the return of Gohle and Jensen, of the Lillian. They declared that while they made a thorough search of the main body of water in Port Houghton, they did not go through the narrow slough leading in to Upper Lake, at the farthermost reach of Tort Houghton, for fear that if the Lue was hidden along the slough or in the lake that they might meet with trouble. Neither of the men were willing to leave their launch for any length of time, for the same reas on. The trappers who reported having seen a boat corresponding to the de scription of the Lue. and communicat ed their findings to the Peterson, were positive that the boat was Plunkett's. But. It is said, it was not at the place which they had described, when the Lillian called there. Small Boat Plunkett's On the night of Sunday. November 21st. shortly after midnight. Captain Gohle and Nelson found the Plunkett skiff almost completely submerged near the Hogne float at Petersburg. Mr. Gohle stated that no one would have noticed the boat there and It was only after a thorough Inquiry among the fishermen and longshore men that they got a clue as to where the skiff was. Later Sing Lee, a Chi nese. told that Krause had stayed at his house October 27. catching the Humboldt for Juneau the next day. Others in Petersburg say Krause returned to Junean at that time. ON THE "EVANS." SEATTLE. Nov. 27.?The Admiral Evans got away for Alaska points at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. Juneau passengers inclndo Virginia Mnrrell, Master Murrell. C. B. Blos-om, James ster. Mrs. P. D. Hamilton. Emma Hop kins. Mrs. J. B. Hopkins. Nellie Nel son. Miss Alta Dare. N. P. Lien is a Douglas passenger. Jefferson's Passengers. The Jefferson left at 10:30 last night. Among the passengers for Ju neau are Mrs. V. C Clausen. J. C. _ Black. Dr. M. E. Smith. James Kltz inger. W. E. "Wasne, H. E. Oldfather. A. K. Smith and D. Jaeger. 4 4 4 WEATHER REPORT 4 4 Maximum?34. 4 4 Minimum?25. 4 4 Cloudy: snow. 4 4 Preclp.?.39 In. 4 44444444444444444 KRAUSE TO COME NORTH MONDAY NIGHT ?f SEATTLE, Nov. 27.?Governor Er nest Lister notified U. S. Marshal Boyle today that he will honor the oxtradltlon papers of Gov. Strong of Alaska, for the return of Edward Krausc to Juneai^ Tho papers proba bly will be presented before tho day is over and the necessary red-tape reel ed o(f possibly in time to return the prisoner to Junoau on the Humboldt, sailing Monday night. The papers reached Seattle 01. tho Humboldt this morning. Krausc is still In the city Jail. WEST POINT BEATS NAVY: SCORE 14-0 POLO GROUNDS. N. Y.. Nov. 27. West Point defeated Annapolis at foot ball today, 14 to 0. Oliphant, former Purdue University ntar, was the hero of tho battle. Ho scored all of the ca dets' points, two touchdowns and two goals. The game, while not brilliant, was desperately fought, as the army and navy contests always arc. Pres ident Wilson, his tliance, Mrs. Edith Boiling Gait, and a brilliant array of army and navy officers were present. JACKLING DENIES UNFOUNDED RUMOR BOSTON. Nov. 14.?Not for months has there been a stock market de cline more disturbing locally than that; which has taken place in the shares of Alaska Gold. In April the stock sold at its high point of 40%; this morning it sold at 28%?a decline of 30 per cent. All sorts of rumors arc naturally finding their way into the gossip of the day to account for the heavy sell ing of the stock. The real cause for the decline is doubtless the situation as disclosed in our interview with Managing Director Jackling last Sat urday. In which he clearly and frank-1 !y stated that an unexpected lntrus ion of schist had been encountered on the fifth level, which would tcmporar ily handicap the management in min- i ing out two important high-grade slopes on that level. So far as we can ascertain the on ly disappointment in connection with Alaska Gold is the unexpected delay which the above mentioned schist in trusion will occasion in bringing up thre underground development to the point of making possible a shipment of 10,000 tons per day. From the present indications this tonnage will not be reached for from four to six months. While some of the large holders of Alaska Gold have disposed of a large share of their stock, we know of sub stantial buying under 30. one banking house having an order for 20,000 or more shares ou a scale down from this price. BOSTON?We wired Managing Di rector D. C. Jackling, who is now in New York, concerning the rumor that Alaska Gold would be compelled to use timbering, it having been stated by certain alleged engineers that the hanging wall of the vein had been found too soft to permit of the caving system of mining. Mr. Jackling re plies: "The rumor referred to in your tele gram is too absurd to really warrant attention because the relative hard ness or softness of the hanging wall would make no difference whatever. Nevertheless It can be said that the character of the walls enclosing the ore bodies of Alaska have shown no thing different than we knew about or expected. There is not a stick of tim ber In any working in the mine from which ore is produced and never will bo. The ground stands so well that it is barely necessary even to use tim ber in the main drifts and transpor tation ways."?(Boston News Bureau) U. S. ATTORNEY IS AGENT IN PURCHASE OF BOATS FOR R. R. U. S. Attorney. J. A. Smlser, acting for the Alaska railroad commission, will soon disburse $25,000 in payment for boats and barges bought of Malt land & McNally, of Seward. Attor ney Z. R. Cheney, representing the Alaska Commercial Company, and M. Smiser have forwarded the bills of sale to Seward for signature. The A. C. company held a mortgage of $10, COO on'tbe boats. * ? ? \ FIRST PAYMENT MADE The first payment to the J. W. Hun ter estate for mining claims at Fun ter Bay likely will be made to the administrator today by W. S Pecko vlch, J. R. Moore and A. H. Zclgler, who organized a company not long ago and bonded the property. The amount Is $1500. RAILROAD GIVES BIG ORDER FOR AUTO CARS CHICAGO. Nov. 27.?'The Michigan Central has ordered 2500 automobile cars In addition to 1,000 ordered last month TRACY AND 5 OTHERS ARE LOST SEWARD, Nov. 27. ? Fred Tracy, general agent of tho Alaska Steamship company, and flvo other men are feared to have lost their lives in Cook Inlet. When tiie Admiral Farra gut was forced to turn back Tuesday while on her way to Anchorage, be causo of Ice and othor weather con ditions, Tracy and hlB companions started for Anchorago in a rowooat. They have had ample time to reach their destination. TRACY WAS TO HAVE MARRIED CORDOVA WOMAN J SEATTLE. Nov. 27.?Fred Tracy, reported drowned In Cook Inlet,, Al ! aska, was engaged to a Los Angeles : divorcee, Mrs. Edith Wilkinson Steel, former wife of Postmaster Harry G. Steel of Cordova, Alaska, and the daughter of Dr. H. C. Wilkinson, a pi- i oncer of Nome who now resides In . Lo# Angeles. 1 According to Tracy's friends here, | ho wa3 to have started out for Los 1 Angeles at the close of navigation In l Cook Inlet and the wedding to have ] occurred during the ChrlstmaB ty>li- 1 days. I KILLS SELF BECAUSE WAS ! "WAGE SLAVE" TACO.MA, Nov. 27.?Leaving a note '? I saying that the life of a wage slave 1 is not worth living, Leonard Olsson,I ' a Socialist whose naturalization pa- i pers were cancelled by Judge Cornel 1 '? ius H. Hanford in 1912 committed sui- 1 cide today. Olsson was subsequently a star wit- 1 uess against Judgo Hanford. which re- < suited in Hnn ford's dlsml-sa1 Com the j t federal bench. 1 j FIGHT ON IN 1 ILLINOIS FOR I GOVERNORSHIP CHICAGO, Nov. 27.?A terrific fight has developed in Republican camps over the Governorship nomination. At the head of one faction is Mayor WR-j Ham Hale Thompson, of Chicago, and ' former Congressman Frank 0. Low- ' den. and former Gov. Charles Deneen ' heads the other. Both sides are court- 1 lng the support of Senator L. V. 1 Sherman, who is a candidate for the < Republican Presidential nomination. > Mayor Thompson is also an aspirant 1 for the favor of tho Illinois delegation 11 to the Republican convention an a 1 candidate for President. < Friends of forrnor Gotf. Deneen arc urging that he become a candidate* for the nomination for Governor, him self. They believe that his candidacy would settle the fight in favor of his J faction and win the support of Sena-1: tor Sherman against the Thompson- 1 Lowden forces. It is conceded that Gov. E. F. Dunne 1 will be renominated by the Democrats ' If he desires to run again. , t t PRESIDENT APPROVES OF AERIAL PLANS WASHINGTON. Nov. 27.?Approval ' has been given by President Wood- ? i row Wilson to a movement started in 1 Portland. Me., by private individuals ! for the inauguration of a system of j aerial coast patrols along the coast lines of the United States. FISHERMEN ARE DROWNED During a squall off Cape Ommenay last Wednesday morning, Edward Carlson and Jorgen Rambcrg of the halibut schooner Eunice lost their ? lives. The Eunice reported the drown ing of the men this morning at Peters burg and the news was "brought hero by Captain Charles MacGregor. of the Al-Ki, this afternoon. The dories were out fishing when the storm came up. ^The Eunice pick ed up all the boats excepting one in which Carlson and Ramborg were fish ing. No. trace of the men was found. FOR MRS. 8ELLEN. Mrs. M. S. Hlbbard entertain*! at an Informal tea this afternoon at her tesidence on Main street complimen tary tc Mrs. J. H. ?elien, of Cordova .vhc for the past \vi>ek has been vis Ting her sister. Maymc Charon, and Mrs. Henry Slui tuck. J. L. Clarkin has been appointed agent for the Rex Alaska Mining Com pany of Minnesota. Official figures fix the number of cows-In Hungary at 2,620,000, of which more than 2,000,000 are pure blooded animals of the best milk producing j breeds. CHICAGO FOR CONVENTION; WEEKS ON JOB CHICAGO, Nov. 27.?The Republi can National convention next year will be in Chicago, it Is practically cortaii". Senator John W. Woeks of Massachusetts, candidate for the Pres idency, has reserved the entire ninth floor of the Congress hotel, for the Massachusetts delegation and like wiso has engaged a four-room suite for himself and a throe-room suite for former Senator Murray Crane. In addition to these quarters he has ob tained five hundred other roomB in the hotel and reserved them as head quarters for delegations from seven States. ALASKA PROXIES TO COMMITTEEMEN MEETINGS ASSIGNED Zina R. Cheney of Juneau, Demo cratic National Committeeman for Alaska, will likely be unable to at tend the mooting of the national com mittee in Washington December 7, Tor business reasons. It was leaned today that If Mr. Cheney finds It Im possible to make the trip, his proxy will bo held by J. Bruce Krcmer of Butte, the committeeman for Mon tana. Mr. Cheney favors Dallas, Tex is, as the placo for holding the na tional convention and Mr. Krcmer will be so instructed. In all probability Lewis P. Shuck ieford, Republican leader in Alaska,! will not go to the national capital tor the G. 0. P., national committee sleeting December 14, he said today. William S. Bayless, the national com mitteeman of that party, does not ex pect to make the trip and the proxy will bo held by WUford B. Hoggntt of Summit, New Jersey, former Gover nor of Alaska. Mr. Bayless and Mr. Shnckloford favor Chicago as the con tention city. Chicago will undoubtedly be the Republican convention city and the :ontest for the Democratic conven tion likely will bo waged by St. Lou s and Chicago,- although Dallas has ipproprinted $100,000 to campaign "or it and may win out. The national :ommittees decide where the conven MURDOCK, VISITOR IN BRITAIN. TALKS OF PREPAREDNESS LONDON, Nov. 27.?"I have been In England three days and I must say [ am astounded nt the extent of Eng ano's military plans and equipment, find your evident determination to win the war at any cost," said form-1 ;r Congressman Victor Murdock, In in Interview today. "Coming fresh from America, where peace talk Is up permost, lam strongly Impressed by :he ut^er futility of such a propagan JURY DISAGREES. ?+? At 3:30 this afternoon the Jury em paneled in the case of Lucy Lindo mann vs Jlmmle Young, an eject' nent proceeding, was discharged af ter reporting that they could not igree. This Is the second time the :ase has gone out of the court unset tled. Alleged Peddler Is Caught. Sam Watson was arrested this morning on the charge of selling 11 juor to two natives named Ed Met lay and Frank Gamble, who were ta ken into custody in tho federal Jatl last night on the charge of drunken ness. A hearing in the matter will be had Monday. The Empire circulation leads. Try advertising in it MEASURES AGAINST BRITAIN? WASHINGTON, Nov. 2*.?With the arrival of a majority of the Democrat ic Sen; tors for a conference prior to convening Congress on Dccombcr 4, It was learned today that retaliatory legislation against Great Blrtain for her Interference with American com merce Is to be pressed. Advocates of such legislation are keeping their plans becret. howevor. Senator Hoke Smith of Georgia, who Is to see the President Tuesday, i made It plain today that the cotton in ; t erests are vexed over present condl ; Hons. ALASKA WIRELESS TO BE EXTENDED SEATTLE. Nov. 12.?Marking the Initial step In a great extension of the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company Alaska service. John W. Irwin, super intendent of the corporation's north ern division, with headquarters In Se nttle, will leave the latter part of the month for 8cward to select a site for a new commercial wireless station. With the construction of the sta tlon the company will enter the com merclal field In tho vast Southwest em Alaska region for the first time. It now covers the Southeastern Alas ka flold. having powerful commercial stations at Ketchikan and Juneau. These two stations connect with Had ley, Wrangell. Petersburg, Treadwell. Douglas, Haines and Skagway through a wire service. They began operation September 1, last The extension of the sorvlce means more competition for tho government cable systom between Alaska and the cost In proparlng for the construc tion of a commercial station In South western Alaska, the wireless com pany anticipates a heavy volume of buslnosa as a result of construction of the government railroad. The plan adopted by tho company provide for a 25-kIlowatt station which will be able to work with the Ketchikan sta tion. The competition offered by tho Mar coni company forced the government to adopt a night letter rate on its cables. For years business houses in Seattle and Southeastern Alaska have complained of the high cable rates, but tho night letter schedule Is the only concession granted so far. The Marconi company established the rates of approximately 40 per cent, lower than those of the government. Its schedule of charges, day or night. Is lower than the government's night letter rate. As a result the wireless company Is handling a great volume of business to and from Southeastern Alaska, Its October business showing a 50 per cent, gain over Its Septem ber record. It handles a large quan tity of code business. Several coast records have been es tablished In tho company's northern service. In one case tho reply of a message sent from Seattle to South eastern Alaska, reached this city thirty minutes after tho sending of the message.?(Seattlo Times.) ODD FELLOWS ORGANIZE LODGE AT ANCHORAGE Articles of Incorporation have been filed at the offlco of the Secretory of Alaska by the Odd Felloes' Lodge of Anchorage. This Is the second or der to Incorporate at the town town within the week, the Masons having filed their articles lost Monday. 0PEN8 KINDERGARTEN. Mrs. M. K. Struble announced today that she would open a kindergarten In Moose hall, commencing Monday, and will bo on hand to receive from |l until 6. LATE NEWS BULLETINS FOUR BILLIONS RAISED. PARIS? Subscriptions to France's I new "victory loan" had reached four I billions today. ? i i LORD ALVERSTONE ILL. I LONDON?Lord Alverstone, former I lord chief Justlco of England, fs criti cally ill. RUST QUITS GUGGS. I TACOMA?W. R. Rust announced i last night his retirement from the l presidency ot the Tacoma Smelting i Company. He Is Interested In other Guggen heim companies, and the ChlchagofT ' mine' In Alaska. HUGE TRITON ORDER. SAN FRANCISCO?Two new plants of the Hercules Powder company are working night and day to turn out J3.000.000 worth of trlton for the Rus sian government. ROBBED IN WALL STREET. NEW YORK ? Benjamin Fores, a diamond speculator of Xos Angeles, was robbed of $17,000 In diamonds. In Wall Street this afternoon. ' FIRING WAS MISTAKE. WASHINGTON? General Funston today reported that the shooting at Vogalos which resulted in the kill ing of one American soldier and thp tilling of forty Mexicans was start ed by Carranizistas, instead of drunk an Villa soldiers, as reported, and :bat the shooting was due to a mis Lake. MAKES PARTIAL CONFESSION. SAN FRANCISCO? A partial con fession that he had been employed by Llerman Consul Franz von Bopp at this port, to gather data on sailing of arms and ammunition ships, also to uncover recruiting activities of the British government was made today by Fay C. Crowley, who was arrested yesterday-. Von Bopp first denied and then admitted having so employed Crowley. NO PROMISES EXTENDED. WASHINGTON ? To peace advo cates who called at the White House make no promises that the United States would officially become a party to a peace proposal. . SENSATION PROMISED. NEW YORK ? The governments strongest evidence in the trial of the Hamburg-American officials is yet tc come, and will cause a sensation, ac cording to statements made today. SIDELIGHTS AND VIEWS Of THE WAR la reply to criticisms that large or ders for khaki cloth have boon placed with American manufacturers whllo English mills were idle, the war of fice state,?) that British purchasers of khaki cloth since! the war started amounted to 109,000,000 yards, of that amount 4,600,000 yards were purchas ed In tho United States. Following are the gurmonts bought by the war office since the war: Socks, 36,000, 000; undershirts, 3,900,000; drawers, 16,200,000; Jerseys, 6,000,000; comfort ers, 6,800,000; body bolts, 3,700,000; worsted gloves, 2,600,000 and blankets 12,200,000. ??? A 1'arla special says no sea fleet Is more thoroughly organised than tho French air fleet Corps ofjtcout Ing machines is equipped with wire less carrying 280 miles and for the spotting of artillery Arc Ingenious sig naling apparatus consisting of smull glass bottles filled with chemicals which explode five soconds after the cork is withdrawn aro usod. These bottles are tossed over the Hide. Tho so-called air cruiser planes are capa bio of rising to an elevation of 6,000 feet in two minutes. An enormous armored battle aeroplane carries a crew of 12 men and a battery of twb j 3-lnch guns and a small rapid-fire gun. ' A London spoclal says that the de velopment of new ships for the Brit- j iah navy since the war has bocn ; nmnzlng. British submarines are now being built with a cruising range twice that of the German boats with an In creased speed under and on the wa ter and capable of firing two tor pedoes abreast. A now battleship stronger than the Queen Elizabeth is now under construction. Also a bat tle cruiser excelling any now afloat in speed and armament Is also under way at the yards on the Tyne. ~ The British govot-nment has issued a new regulation requiring maid sub jects of the United kingdom who are under 19 years old or more and con templating emigration to apply to I tho foreign office for passports. If !iassport3 are refused them, they must hand to the officers supervising the embarkation the reply of the foreign office to passport applications, togeth-j er with their birth certificates, with photographs attached. At a caucus of the nntlonal liberal members of the German Reichstag, resolutions wore adopted demanding the introduction of meat cards; the ro-cstablishment of a far-reaching system of leaves of absence for sol diers ut the front, In order to main tain the efficiency of industrial trade and agriculture; punitive measurer, against food speculators uud the im mediate introduction of graduated tax es on war profits. Military experts hold that the Sep ternber offensive of the French prov Jod the Impossibility of any success ful general offensive lu France under present conditions. It would bo a physical impossibility to store suffic ient shells to smash the first, second and third line of tho German defenses in quick succession. The collection of such a quantity of ammunition would requiring the making of shells at top speed for two years. The Foumier News- Agency of Par Ib denies the Tribune's story of the ! death of the Gorman crown princo, but affirms from an ecclcstial sourcb I that the crown princo has been reliev ed of his command and Is under close medical care as the result of a ner vous breakdown in one of the Im perial country places. New milk cards will be issued In many Herlin boroughs on Not. 15th, the Bundesrath has passed a pleasure for the confiscation by the state of all stocks of animal or vegetable oils and fats having food value, which will bo apportioned to the various Indus tdles. To wean the public from eat ing meat. Berlin housekeepers have opened an exposition of meatless dish es for inspection of the public. ? A new steel helmet has been issued as an experiment to the British troops similar to that adopted recently by the French army. It is described as resembling a "pudding basin" and Is useful against grenado and shell splinters and shrapnel. Consequently It is of psychological importance as giving a sense of security. SUPREME COURT PROBABLY KNOCKS OUT PROHIBITION , SEATTLE. Nov 27.?A very strong rumor Is in circulation this evening ; that the Supreme court has kncckod ? out prohibition, and that the story will bo printed by tho papers tomor row morning. i Salonica correspondents of the Par > is Temps report that the ' Germans > aro constructing si zoppolin hangar at . Sofia large enough for several dlrlgl INVADERS MAKE BIG I CAPTURE BEifLlN, Nov. 27.?The Oversea* News Agency announced today that the Bulgarians and Austro-Germana had captured over 100,000 Serbian soldiers and that by taking Pristina and Mltrovltza the last Bection of the Uakub-MItrovltza railroad had been occupied. The Serbians ore said to be In full" retreat. They have re leased 2,000 Austrian prisoners. Winter has set la earlier than usual in the Balkans and it said that mill' tary operations on both sides will bo greatly hampered thereby. A dispatch from Andrijovlca, Mon tenegro says the Italian, British, RUs> sian and French ministers to Sorbin have arrived there from Mltrovltza. BRITISH SUCCESSFUL IN BAGDAD BATTLE LONDON, Nov. 27.?The battle be tween the British and Turkish forces at Ctesiphon, near Bagdad, which for a time looked like a check to tho Mc : opotaminn expedition, Is now report ed to have been a British success of the first Importance. NEW WAR MATERIAL MAKING CORPORATION FORMED AT BRIDGEPORT BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Nov. 17.?A irlgantlc manufacturing corporation ; vrtth financial backing of 159,000,000 representing some of the biggest steel Interests of the country, is being or ganized for the purpose of erecting plants to manufacture shrapnel and other munitions of war for tho Allies. Agents of the new corporation are said to have returned from Europe with signed contracts for millions of dollars worth of munitions. Four big plants aro to be erected, one prob ably at Bridgeport, two In Provldonce and one In either Waterbury or Hart ford. ~~ > GOLD IMPORTS NOW PA88 $350,000,000 MARK NEW YORK, Nov. 27.? The gold Imports of the United States since the beginning of the present year ex ceed $200,000,000. according to a state ment of the National City bank. It Is estimated that with the gold pro duction for the year the American gold Bupply will increase more than $500,000,000 before the close of 1916. RAILROAD SHOWS INCREASED EARNINGS CHICAGO, Nov. 27.?President Bush of the Missouri Pacific, says that the Western business conditions are Im proving. "The gross earnings of the Missouri Pacific for the first week of November should show an Increase of between $-150,000 and $600,000. The Increased traffic has bcon due to Im provement In merchandise, coal and lumber." RAILROADS GETTING SHORT OF CARS ?+? CHICAGO, Nov. 27.?That business on railroads is gaining rapidly is re flected In the American Railway As sociation's repor of 26,369 surplus cars on Nov. 1 among the lines in the United States, a decrease of 52,600 cars compared with the Oct 1 report. It Is only a few months ago that the car surplus was more than 200,000. Complaints of car shortages from all parts of the country aro Increas ing. Northwestern roads have Issued orders to prevent their cars from go ing East. COLORADO COMPANY GETS BIG STEEL CONTRACT CHICAGO. Nov. 27.'? It is under stood that the Colorado Fuel & Iron company will secure the contract for 40,000 tons of steel rails from the Rock Island railroad. FORMER CABINET OFFICER RE8IGNS FROM RAILROAD NEW YORK, Nov. 27.?Cornelius N. Bliss has resigned from tho Southern Pacific board and was succeeded by Frederick D. Underwood of the Erie Railroad Company. CARNEGIE COMPANY TO MAKE SHIP PLATES PITTSBURGH. Pa., Nov. 27.?The Carnegie Steel Company has booked a new order for 12,600 tons of ship plates for the American Shipbuilding Company. U. 8. EXPORT8 WAR MATERIALS AT RATE OF $1,000,000 DAILY NEW YORK, Ncv. 27.?Exports of war materials from the United States now average more than $1,000,00ft a day, according to statistics compiled by the Natiohal City Bank, New York. STOCK QUOTATIONS. ? NEW YORK. Nov. 27:?Alaska Gold i closed today at 26%. Butte & Super ior 74%. Chlno 55%. Ray 25%. Utah Copper 80%. Copper metal Is at 20.