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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. VII., NO. 944.. JUNEAU, ALASKA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1915. PRICE TEN CENTS RUMANIAN PARTICIPATION IN WAR IS FORESHADOWED KRAUSE HEARING TUESDAY? The United States attorney's office , today tentatively agreed with Kazis Krauczunas. of connscl for Edward Krause, that a preliminary hearing will be accorded Krause next Tuesday, at | an hour not yet designated. There is a possibility that the hearing will be ] held Monday, although the chances . of a hearing at that time are said to , be small, both sides being willing to ; have it Tuesday Instead. It will be , before U. S. Commissioner J. B. Mar- , shall. Mr. Krauczunas will have no local I counsel to assist him. he said today, at least for the present. If the case < comes to trial his associate counsel. J. Grattan O'Bryan of Seattle, will j come North. O'Bryan is professor of , criminal law at the University of ; Washington. j Personal effects of James O. Plun- | kett are said to be in the hands of ] the federal authorities here and it is , believed that these will play a con spicuous part at the hearing next week of Edward Krause. who is alleged to have killed Plunkett, William Chris tie and O'e K. Moe of Seattle. It is declared that many of Plunkett's be longings were found in Kranse's trunk ; and luggage, and on his launch. These j effects are in the hands of the district attorney. Lue's Skiff Brought Here. The rowboat which Krause is be- j lieved to have taken from Plunkett's j launch Lue, and rowed Into Peters- j bur*, arrived in Juneau yesterday on ( the Humboldt, and was taken to the \ courthouse this morning. It has the : name "Lue." painted on it. and has ? been Identified by several as having j been used by Plunkett as a tender, j The boat will be kept in the base- ? meat at. the courthouse. Guns, Typewriter, Stationery. ( In Krause's effects are a small type- t writer. Berkshire Bond stationery. , corresponding to that on which the , Christie and Plunkett notes were , typed, a large bore "goose gun." a j Savage pistol, another shot gun and ; a high-power rifle with a niche In it. , which, the authorities claim, was cut t for a Maxim silencer attachment. [ There is also a bottle of hair-dye and a gag. I The officials declare that the Krause typewriter wrote the Christie and t Plunkett notes. (? According to the Petersburg Week- c ly Report, Krause was at Petersbrug - before the arrival of the Admiral Ev ans. on which he had said that be ( went there, and it Is further alleged that the story that he bad got down without paying fare would indicate that he was trying to avoid the cir cumstance that his name was not on . the passenger list. ?* The article appearing In the Pet- J evburg paper, on Xovember 27 is as ' follows: i The Petersburg Story. "One of the strongest links in the chain of clrcumsantlal evidence con necting Ed. Krause with the disap pearance of Capt. J. O. Plunkett was furnished this week when the skiff of ' the gasboat Lue was found at a float in this cify. "The whereabouts of the skiff was reported to Marshal Wick by the par- 1 ty making tho discovery last Monday 1 morning. The boat was found : swamped, but made fast to the float 1 and the name *Lue' painted on the' 1 stern identified if as belonging to < the missing gasboat. ; "It has been ascertained that this skiff was brought hece about October J 26. the date on which Krause claims to have come from Juneau on the ' Admiral Evans, and also timing with ? the disappearance of Captain Plunk ett and his gasboat '??* ? -noooaira nn f h Hum* 1 i\rau9c iwviv ?... holdt for Juneau the following day. Marshal Klldall was also a passenger on the steamer, and Krause told him at thts time that he came down on the Evans without paying fare, the purser having overlooked him. If this were true, and Krause had not pur chased a ticket before boarding the steamer at Juneau, it would account for his name not being on the passen ger list of the Evans for th^t voyage. "But it is now claimed that Krause is known to have been here many hours before the arrival of the Evans; also that he is known to have taken a package from the skiff now identi fied and placed it in a trunk which he had stored in town. "This trunk was taken to Ketchikan by Deputy Marshal Sharpe on the Humboldt, Tuesday, to be kept with Krause's launch and the effects found thereon." Krause Lion in'Stature. As he stood in the outer office of the federal jail yesterday, while Ward en Harry Morton searched him. Ed ward Krauso looked straight ahead, his blue-gray eyes raised a trifle above normal position giving them a glint of peculiar hardness. He is a man of great muscular sterngth. of average height, but of unusual breadth of shoulders and depth of chest. Though bis hands are perhaps a lit tle undersized he has a wrist of iron, and so large that the manacles with which he was cuffed to his guard were let out to the last notch. His face was white, and of the pallor of nervous apprehension, and intensified by a reddish furze of beard and moustache. For all the muscle shown in the bnfld of the man, he (Continued on Page Six) + * + **** + + ?? v **?* + + + + + THE WEATHER + ? For the past 24 hours, ending 4 ? 3:00p. m. today: 4* ? * + Maximum?37. 4 + Minimum?32. + + Clondy. + 4- Rainfall, .57 in. * + * NAME Of LOST I MAN APPEARS ON HOTEL BOOK According to Mrs. Glen C. Bartlctt,? who returned today from Ketchikan, that city has been very much agitated by a personal item published in Sc attle papers of October 26, which said: "Mike DeCosta of Ketchikan, Alaska. Is registered at the Stevens." DeCosta. R. F. Irwin and Mrs. Bart lctt"s brother, Sandy Clark, hove been missing since October 9. when they left for Chicamon river, a short dis tance from Ketchikan, for tho purpose jf conducting an investigation of flsh poachlng which Irwin, a fisheries war len, had been instructed to make. The men are thought to be dead. Thgir launch with other evidence that they had left their boat, was found. DeCosta always stopped at the Stevens hotel when in Seattle, and how his name found its way on the hotel register on October 26 is a my stery which is as yet unexplained, Mrs. Bartlctt says. DeCosta was tonwn as a very erratic fellow and it s understood the Seattle authorities aave been asked to make an Investi gation. ~* * * * II 15-YEAR-OLD BOYMISSING Bddie Dolan. the 15-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Dolan. returnod to lis home on 12tb avenue about noon :oday, deposited a few parcels con fining purchases he had mado at the 2. W. Young Co. store for his mother, lundled up his clothes, and leaving i note telling his mother that he was 'going away" left the house and net her the police nor the boy's many Wends have been able to locate him ilnce. The note which Eddie left his moth tr was written in two parts, or sec ions, on large size pencil-tablet pa ler and with jjencll. In the first part, vhich is carefuty worded, the boy ?ys he is sorry to go but that he ran only worry his mother by stay ng and that he will land in Jail for vhat he (s doing. Tho latter part of he note, which was written by a dlf erent hand, his mother is assured hat she need not worry about him tnd nski; that she pray for him. Mrs. Dolan stated this afternoon hat she had had no trouble with the >oy and she feels sure that some one >lder than Eddie has lured the eoy iway. COLLECTOR "JACK" PUGH RETURNS FROM NEW YORK Collector of Customs J. F. Pugh re urend yesterday from tho States. Hi ittended the collectors' conference in \*ew York two months ago. and then went to Alabama, where Mrs. Pugh ind Miss Venltia Pugh were visiting. The Pughs visited Los Angeles on heir return. Mrs. Pugh remained in California but will bo home before Christmas. 5PICKETTS BECOMING SOME GLOBE TROTTERS' A letter received in the last mail from John T. Spickett, dated at Sac ramento. Calif.. Nov. 27th. says he ind Mrs. Spickett ore at tho famous metropolis of the Sacramento valley, ind that they arc having a good time. "Since leaving Juieau," writes Mr. Spickett, "we have visited Vancouver. Hctorla. Seattle. Tan Francisco, the exposition. Palo Alto, Sacramento, Placerville. Marysvllle and Sacramen to again. We now leave for Los An geles and San Diego, where we will visit another fair." With an eye to business, Mr. Spick ett says he has mado arrangementsi for some big attractions for The Or pheum. "We have seen some won derful pictures." says Mr. Spickett. "and have booked them for Juneau." MUS3IHIX rniLO i BACK FROM SITKA Rev. Father Andrew P. Kashevar off of the Russian church returned tbl^ morning on the Georgia from a trlp^to KiUIsnoo where he has been holding mission revival services dur ing the past week. Father Kashevar oft reports a very successful meeting during the course of which 20 chil dren were baptised. N SITKA PIONEER DIES. Robert Wltz, a pioneer Alaskan and j one-time resident of Douglas, died at his home In Sitka. November 25, af ter a long illness. Interment was made in the Sitka cemetery. MRS. WHITTIER VERY ILL. Mrs. M. S. Whittler Is seriously 111 at her home. Her temperature last night reached 103. according to her physician. GEORGE F. MILLER SAYS JUNEAU LEADS THEM ALL Councilman George F. Miller, who has returned from a visit to Califor nia. and other sections of the Pacific coast, says he was gladder than ever before to get back to Juneau. "I en joyed my vacation," said Mr. Miller, "but I got tired of people complaining abont this thing and that, and was greatly pleased when I got home where people have nothing to complain of in connection with business condi tions or other things. "It requires nothing more than a trip to other places to convince a Juneauite that he is living in the best town In the country." Rev. Father A. Rocattl, Italian priest, and assistant of Father Kennel ly of tho Catholic church, returned on the Georgia from Sitka this morn ing. LABOR MEN I MUST PAY BIGBOND CHICAGO, Dec. 4.?Forty-six indict ments, making 54 labor leaders de- t fendants to charges of wholesale gralt, c were returned by the Cook County I grand Jury yestorday. r Charles C. Case, assistant state's a attorney, said today that he was pre- I pared to demand bail aggregating t $10,530,022 for the release of the flfty- I four defendants named In the indict ments charging corruption. Ho said p ho would demand $195,000 for each r man. There are 6946 counts against 1 each, defendant, forty-soven of whom t are oRlcials of the building trades c unions. Extortion, conspiracy and e other forms of graft are charged and, p tho state attorneys allege, tho amount of tribute which the Indicted men have t collected will be over a half million p dollars. t ? ? ? r AMERICANS NEED t NOT FEAR EUROPEAN EXPORTERS AFTER WAR 1 NEW YORK. Dec. 4.?John E. Oar din, vice-president of the National City Bank, says no fear need be en- , tertalned as to tho prospect of an Im mediate invasion of the industrial field in this country after tho war. On tho contrary, the renewed actlv Ity may ba expected In consequence , of the grear demands upon us Inci dental to the process of rcbiblliatlon. J' abroad, but tills demand some time will cease suddenly without warning. c Tho countries now at war will un- p doubtedly be very close to financial c exhaustion at the conclusion of peace, and in order to restore matters to any <1 semblance of their normality, will ' hare to resort to taxation to an ex tent that will approach confiscation. Capitol will have to stand this bur den. and the cost of production will necessarily be heavy. AMERICANS WITHDRAWING FROM ENGLISH COMPANIES LONDON, Dec. 4.?At a rocetnt con- \ ferenco with the representatives of a the leading British Insurance compan- r ies, Reginald McKenna, chancellor of a the Exchequer, submitted proposals V under which- the government is pro- p pared to acquiro the American hold- n ings in these insurance companies. Qitlxer hy DUTchn nr. loan, ?A nam mittec was appointed to work out the ji details. fl CHICAGO ORGANIZES MEN 7 TO USE RIFLES is -4? io CHICAGO. Dec. 4.?Chicago business n men have organized the United j ti States Municipal Rifle Clubs Corpor-'d ation. The purpose is to form in ev- n ery city and towa in the country n d rifle club, the members of which . p shall enlist for a year and be ready ii to respond to a call to arms. ? ? ? ! o FOREIGNERS GET BIG N PRICES FOR SHIPS n FROM AMERICAN BUYERS u ?4? NEW YORK. Dec. 4.?The Hollond- I American line has sold Its oldest ves sel?in service for 15 years?for more than its original cost. Tho proceeds from this sale are equal to one third of tho wholo remaining book value of the fleet, excepting a liner of over 30,000 tons etlll in tho cour3o of con- ' structlon. It Is practically certain 'j the whole book value of the fleet will c be written off this year. V* * f PRICE OF SHIPS GOVERNMENT WANTED ADVANCE $70,000,000 NEW YORK. Dec. 4.?A Washing- r ton special to the New York Tribune n says that the purchase of control of r the International Mercantile Marine Company was tho way in whlth tho ( Administration planned to acquire shipping tonnage, had the ship pur chase bill passed during the last ses sion of Congress. The price of con- ^ trol has advanced In the meantime from $30,000,000 to $100,000,000. * WINDHAM MINE 18 ? YIELDING GOOD RETURNS ? WINDHAM, Dec. 2.?Peter Hansen * is taking out ricfi ore from hiB claims 1 on what is known as the Townslte. 1 This property is on the same zono ' as the Bald Eagle at Suradum. It Is * very rich in gold and silver and it is ' reported that it runs $75.00 to the ton. j Mr. Conrad and Jacob Lippert have ' moved in the Edw. Patten house on the beach. They had been in the J Second Basin doing assessment work on the Durrer-Newsander group of claims. Alf. Suffmann has moved to Alder Creek on the north fork of Shuck riv- 1 er, twenty miles from the month of i the river: He expects to trap mar- i ten during the winter. The Cora Dora called in here Sun day with a party of prospectors. STIVERS TO COME HERE. KETCHIKAN, Dec. 4.?E. R. Sti vers. deputy collector of customs, has arrived from Skagway to relieve Dep uty Georgo Woodruff in the local office, while Mr. Woodruff Is on vacation. After Mr. Woodruff's return, Mr. Sti vers will go to the Juneau office. Mrs. H. P. Gilkey is returning on tho Northwestern from Seattle. P. F. Llschke of Portland. L. Hebert of Seattle. Gust Arwald of Ketchikan and W. H. Babbit, of the forest ser vice, are at the Gaatineau. n, wife of an army officer at Fort Seward, passed yesterday. BRYANLESS PEACE SHIP GETSAWAY NEW YORK. Doc. 4.?With brass tands playing ind while hundrods of :hecrlng people crowded the docks, lonry Ford's poaco ship, the'Scandl lavlan-Amerlcan liner Oscar II sailed it 2:15 this afternoon for Chrlstlanla, Norway, Its first stop on a visit of ho peace advocates to the neutral Curopcan countries. The peace party Is composed of 138 icrsons, among whom are men and wo nen prominent in the social and bus* no8S affairs of the country. A large lelegation of newspapermen are caking the trip, some as correspond mts and others as members of the ?arty. William Jennings Bryan explained o Ford Just before the Oscar II de isrted that he "could render a larg r sorvlce in tho Interests of peace, by emaining in Washington to oppose ho attempts to Increase the appro bations for tho army nnd navy, than could by going with you on tho ieace ship." Mr. Bryan told Mr. 'ord that he would moet tho party at 'he Hague. ?-?? ? ? - iERMANY SETS DATE TO DISCUSS PEACE LONDON, Dec. 4.? The German telchstag yesterday set December th as a date on which to discuss eaco terms. Tho action was taken ft response to demands of the So lalists, according to a Swiss dis atch received in London yeetcrday vening. WILSON-GAIT j WEDDING DATE DECEMBER 18 4 ? WASHINGTON, Dec. 4.?President Wilson will be married December 18 t the home of his fiancee, Mrs. Edith lolling Gait, according to the rormal nnounccincnt made today at the Pbite House. It is oxpectod that the loon at Pass Christian, Miss. Tho President's fiancee being a do wrnantit o? PTOiiivmm, "tno UtnCKXcrt ndians of the Glacier National Park leservation, Montana, will present her rith a wonderful assortment of furg. 'he net of furs, which will bo prc <mtcd by Chief Three Bears, 06 years id. wilt consist of skins from 48 nni ials 'native to the western part of he United States. According to In ian custom, the presentation will be iado a week In advance of the wed in g ceremony, to allow the bride op ortunity to Include some of tho furs a her trousseau. The best Indian hunters have been ngaged In hunting for furs for the Vhite House bride since announcc lent was made of the approaching ,'eddtng. AMERICAN NAVAL COMMANDER SEES JAPANESE REVIEW YOKOHAMA, Dec. 4. ? fcmperor 'oshihito reviewed tho Japanese fleet lore today in connection with tho col bratlon in honor of his recent cor natlon. Tho United States cruiser Saratoga, lagshlp of the Asiatic fleet, had the ilaco of honor opposite the new 30, 00-ton Japanese battleship Fuso and ho commander of the American fleet, tear-Admiral Albert O. Winterhalter. ,nd his staff, accompanied the emper >r on the battle cruiser Tsukuba. JONSP1RATORS KNEW LUSITANIA WAS TO BE 8UNK AT SgA NEW YORK. Dec. 4.?The Now fork Herald charges that agents of he Kaiser plotted with high German Americans to have the Lusltania sunk ind that it was known here before she >ailed that she would be sunk; and :hat the framing advertisement at hat time wan part of tho plot. Capt. L,iouL- Franz Rlntelen, said to be so ight in imperial counsels, he cannot i8e his own name hero, flod the coun :ry on a false passport but was cap aired on the high seas and sent to i detention camp by the British. Cer tain officials of the Hamburg-Amercan line chartered 13 steamers. ITALY MAY TAKE GORIZIA AT EARLY DATE PARIS, Dee. 4.?It is confidently expected the Italians will capturo Gor Izia soon. The Austrian works have been almost completely reduced, and Gen. Boreoevic, Austrian commander at that garrison, is reported to have recommended ?an evacuation to save his troops from useless slaughter. ANOTHER STEAMSHIP LINE FOR U. S. PORTS NT3W YORK, Dea 4.?The Prance & Canada Steamship Company, will soon Inaugurate a service between Boston. Liverpool and French ports with a fleet of ton steamers. The new line is financed wholly by Amer icon capital. PORTABLE SEARCHLIGHT FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT USE NEW YORK. Dec. 4.?Thomas A Edison has perfected a portable searct department works. The ray will car ry a mile. The batteries snpply s current for eight hours use without tho necessity of recharging, and tlu cost of recharging is only 60 cents PLOTTERS SENTENCED TOATIANTA NEW YORK. Dec. 4.?Sentences were imposed in the United States court this morning on the convicted Hamburg-American Line conspirators as follows: Dr. Karl Bucnz. managing diroctor, eighteen months. Adolph Hackmelster, purchasing agent, eighteen months. Superintendent George Kotter, eighteen months. Joseph PcpplnghaUK. second officer, ono yoar. The Hamburg-American Company was fined ono dollar. All of the de fondants were admitted to ball, pond ing tho procoodings for a writ of er ror in their behalf. Tho court direc ted that tho sentences bo served in the federal penitentiary at Atlanta, Ga. Eliminate Foreign Agents. According to newspaper advices from Washington this morning, a high government official has admitted that the rctiuost of Secretary Lansing for tho dismissal of German Naval At tache Boy-ed and German Military At tache Von Papcn Is "simply tho first I step In a campaign to oltmtnato for eign agents who Interfere with Ameri can laws and industries." It is said that President Wilson is determined to rid the United States of obnoxious foreigners and officials and that the dismissal of a number of persons who havo not yot boon pub licly connected with the coses is not Improbable. WITHDRAWAL OF CONSUL VON NUBER MAY BE ASKEO . WASHINGTON, Dec. 4. That President Wilson has decided to get rid of all foreign officials whoso ac tivities aro considered harmful to the boat Interests of this country, was learned by correspondents, at the State Department today. The department today considered what action should bo taken In the case of Alexander Von Nuber, Aus tro-Hungarian consul-general at Now York, whose name has boon linked with those of Boy-Ed and Von Papau, In connection with the activities re garded as objoctlonnble to the United States. The department. It was also paid today, Is considering whether any action sHOUTd" be taken regm-ding other higher officials of the foreign embassies. Secretary Lansing de clined to discuss the various angles , of the case, particularly the report; that other officials of foreign embas-; s'e.i here weer under Investigation. WARRANT ISSUED FOR ATTACHE AT SAN FRANCISCO S9N FRANCISCO. Dec. 4.?A fed eral warrant, charging Baron George Wilhelm von Brlncken, a captain of cavalry In the German army, with at tempting to destroy commerce, was given today to the United States mar shal's offico for service. Von Brlnck en avoided arrest last night at his hotel, by claiming Immunity as a dip lomatic attache. A similar warrant was Issuod today for Fay C. Crowley, alleged bomb plotter, who was releas ed .on ball last week. Von Brlncken asserted, according to federal officlaln. that ho was military attache at the consul general's office here, when Don Rathbun, special agent In the department of Justice and J. B. Holohan, U. S. marshal called on him with a warrant at von Brlncken's hotel apartments. The action was ta . ken on Instructions from Washington. SEATTLE MEN TO TRY AND IDENTIFY FAY C. CROWLEY SEATTLE. Dec. 4.?Two of. thd crew of the flroboat Snoqualmio havo gone to San Francisco to try and Iden tify Fay C- Crowley as the man who visited their boat after the explosion which wrecked a powder bargo In El liott Bay last May, posing as a de tective. AMERICAN EXPORTERS WANT TO USE TRANSPORTS WASHINGTON, Dec. 4,-rCongress will be appealed to immediately after it convenes for authority to lease to private persons or corporations all available army transports and naval colliers, to relieve the congestion at : all ports on the Atlantic coast. CLOTURE RULE EIGHT WILL BEJELAYED WASHINGTON, Dec. 4.?The light to restrict dobate In tho Senate, the Democrats agreed today In confer enco, will not bo put forward on the opening day of Congr^gs, and It will be postponed until late, -rt week. FOUR CITIES WORKING FOR THE CONVENTIONS WASHINGTON. Dec. 4.? Chicago, St. Louln, Dallas and San Francisco today opened their campaigns to cap turo tho Democratic and Republican national conventions. The betting fa vors Chicago for both conventions, al though St. Louis may get the Demo cratic convention. Clarke Is Elected. Senator James P. Clarke of Arkan sas yesterday was agreed upon, In the Senate Democratic caucus, to be pres ident pro-tempore of the Senate. It Is said the vote stood 28 for Clarke and 23 for Senator Pomercne of Ohio. Nearly every member of Con gross Is In Washington, ready for the opening session Monday. + ; ? SUBMARINES ARE ATACKING AN AMERICAN SHIP ATHENS, Dec. 4.?A wireless call reached Athens this morn ing from an un-named Amerl i can ship, tho message stating ! that sho was being attacked by an Austrian or German submar 1 Ino south of th$ Island of Crete. I + TWO STEAMERS ARE SUBMARINED; FOUR DIE LONDON. Deep 4.?The British steamships Mlddlot and Clan McLeod have been torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean sea. four persons meet ing death, the admiralty announced today. ? ? ? ? SHIPS REFUSE TO CARRY PRODUCTS TO SWEDEN j NEW YORK. Dec. 4.?The Norweg- j Ian-American tine has been compelled to abandon tho ? transportation of all freight from America to Sweden be cause Sweden does not guarantee to Great Britain that goods bought will not bo exported to Germany. FRENCH WANT TO GET COTTON MACHINERY BOSTON. Dec. 4?Tho French com mission visiting in the United States to preparo for tho French purchasers of materials for the rehablliation of French industries after tho closo of the war, is in Boston to study the cotton mill machinery. Many French textile centers will have to be entire ly rebuilt. t ?4 WHITLOCK MAY NOT RETURN TO BELGIUM LONDON. Dec. 4. ? Advices 1 from Roscndahl, Holland, state j that Belgium newspapers under I German censorship have boon 1 ordered to announce that Brand ! Whltlock. American minister to Belgium, will net return to I Brussels^ 4? 4 MAXIM TO MAKE 30,000,000 CARTRIDGES BOSTON, Dec. 4.?Hudson Maxim of tho Maxim Munitions Corporation, announces thnt the rompany has re cently signed a contract to make 30, 000,000 cartridges, and in addlton Is expecting an order for Maxim auto matic machine guns in large num bers. FRANCE REFUSES TO PERMIT SALE OF SHIPS PARIS, Dec. 4.?The FTonch gov ernment has prohibited the sale of any French sea-going vessels during the present war or for six months af ter Its termination. U. S. STEEL ANNOUNCES FURTHER BRANCHING OUT PITTSBURGH. Dec. 4.?Extensions to cost $750,000 will be made to the Donora plant of the United States Steel Corporation consisting of three additional open-hearth furnaces and a 1,000-ton mixing furnace. | LATE NEWS BULLETINS FAIR CLOSES TONIGHT SAN FRANCISCO?The Panama Pacific International exposition, which opened in February, will close tonight. Gorgeous lighting spectacles will wit ness Its ending. GILLIES OUT ON BOND SEATTLE ? John Gillies, deposod claim agent of the State Industrial Insurance commission, was released from jail this morning on bond of $5,-1 000 put up by twelve of his friends. THIEF AND VICTIM DIE NEW YORK?Alan Gardner, a bank messenger, and George De Brosa, a ; bandit, died in the same hospital last night of bullet wounds received in , n sensational nttempt made by Dc i Brosa to snatch a wallet containing > 5-1,000 in a Fourteenth Street subway - station during the rush hau mh mh i station during the rush hour last eve t ning. De Brosa shot Gardner and s seized the wallet. Another messenger . abased the bandit and shot him. BOSTON TAR BABY BEATEN. NEW YORK -Sam Longford and Harry Wllb, both colored, fought ten rounds last night and Wills got the newspaper decision. SHERIFF IS WOUNDED. LITTLE ROCK?Sheriff K. E. Stan ley of Malvern. Ark., wa3 wounded ihortly after midnight in a pitched i battle between officers and bandltt who had attempted to bold up n Southbound Iron Mountain train neai here . The badits escaped. I PROMINENT WOMAN DIES. SEATTLE ? Mrs. Harvey Llndley wife of a prominent capitalist and th< former president of the Rainier Club died -today in Santa Barbara. Calif. TRAINMAN KILLED 3Y BOULDER SEATTLE ? W. C. Dunbar, an ox press messenger on a Great Norther) passenger train was killed today by i huge boulder, which slid from a cu and crashed through the roof of thi car, striking him on the head. RUMANIA i PROBABLY IS IN WAR BUCHARKST. Dec. 4.?That Ruma nia Is actually entering the war on the side of the Allies was indicated to day. Not only Is she permitting Rus sia to send an army through her ter ritory Into Bulgaria, but all foreign owned stcamors, barges and tugs In Rumanian ports have been notified not to leave port, and they will be commandoercd for government ser vices Monday, according to an offl ?clal announcement here today. Whllo no Intimation has been given by the war office on to the purpose of the practical seizure of nil the vessels on the Danube In Rumania, it Is bo Hevcd to bo the intention of the government to checkmate the possi bility of Austrian gun boats on the Danube from using Rumanian ports as bases of activities. That Germany and Austria have de termined to aid Bulgaria in a move ment against Russian troops that are advancing through Rumania is known, and it !b understood that Rumania will object to the movement, claiming the right to accommodate Russian troops within her borders on account of gen erally understood treaty agreements that pInvaded before the present war began. That Invasion of Rumanian territory by Austro-German or Bulgarian forces will meet with Rumanian opposition is unquestioned here. RUSSIA STARTS WINTER CAMPAIGN LONDON, Dec. 4.?That Russia has begun her winter campaign against the German forces within her borders was indicated by dispatches fro Pe trograd and elsewhere, including a de tailed statement from Geneva of a ter rific Russian thrust at the Oormans along the Tuku road west of Riga. The Russians captured 12 miles of Ger man trenches, and, in addition to in flicting severe losses In killed and wounded, captured 700 German prison ers. A Htutmont of a high army official who Is In touch with the war office and the general staff said today that when the noxt Russian forward move ment against the German forces In Russia shall develop "the advancing forces will be numbered in millions of men and not in army corps." This authority, conlnulng, said that Russia plans to begin her winter cam paign soon. Her army has been re cruited. armed, provisioned and cloth ed, and is ready for the greatest cam paign of the war. SITUATION IN NEAR EAST GRAVE LONDON, Dec. 4^?The*situation In the near East continues grave. With the Germans, Austrlans and Bulgar ians preparing to drive the Allies and Serbians out of Serbia toward the south, with Austria planning to in vado Montenegro, and tho announce ment that tho Germans will aid the Turks on Gallipoli peninsula, it is ad mitted that the developments for the winter are likely to bo on a scale never dreamed of for that section that section of tho cotinent. Russia has sot forth to meet the situation by advancing troops through Rumania to attack Bulgaria, and the Allies have determined to send troops ^ to-Macedonia to resist the enemy's advanco southward. BRITISH RETREAT IN MESOPOTAMIA LONDON, Dec. 4.?The British army' in Mesopotamia Is in retreat accord ing to an official announcement mado hero today. It was stated that the forces of Gen. Townehcnd Is crtlr ing with his forces to Krutedamarn. 10.000,000 TONS OF 8HIPPING OUT OF TRADE LONDON. Dec. 4.?The British navy ha8 Imprisoned 2800 vessels, of 6,500, 000 tons, belonging; to Germany and Austria, and 222 ships, 133,000 tons, belonging to Turkey. Russia's mer cantile marine, 1254 ships, of more than 1,500,000 tons, is so imprisoned, or nearly so, owing to conditions In the Baltic and Black seas. British admiralty has requisitioned 2300 aux iliary craft for transports, and patrol ? duty and France has has taken a largo part of her mercantile marine. 1576 vessels of 2,400,000 tons, for war purposes. RUSSIA PURCHASES RIFLES IN CLEVELAND CLEVELAND, O.. Dec. 4.?A con tract for the manufacture of $26,000, ' 000 of rifles for the Russian army has 1 been practically closed by Cleveland capitalists and New York Munition brokers. f GERMANS HAVE TAKEN FORTY FORTRESSES 1 BERLIN, Doc. 4. ? The Overseas ? News Agency says: "Fortresses con quered by the Central Empires now number 40. Five are in Belgium. 12 In France, 15 in Russia, and eight in Serbia. Among them were some that ? woro counted the strongest In the ? world, such as Antwerp and Brest . LItovsk." GERMAN SUBMARINE SUNK BY BATTERIES 1 LONDON, Dec. 4.?A dispatch re 1 ceived here yesterday evening from ! Gibraltar says that the Europca Point e battories yesterday sunk a German submarine.