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Valdez Alaska, March 21,1907. No. 5
"**" 1 1 —■———— I I IIWW I — ■! Ill . . STOCKTON IS AFLOAT . Streets Flooded and Bus iness Entirely Sus pended Stockton, March 21—After grad n illy receding for a short time the Hood here has again started, and is now worse than at any previous time. The water is running like a mill race in every street in the city, and all business is entirelv suspended. All of the cellars in town are full of water and ha f of the houses are inundated. Port Townsend, March *21—An epidemic of Oriental plague ai d trachoma, has broken out at Quil cene. Forty cases have already been taken to the hospital and a strict quarantine is be’ng enforced. More Steamers V Guggenheims Buy A. S. Co. and Will Improve Service Seattle, March 21—The Alaska Steamship Company has been taken over by the Morgan-Guggen heim interests and will be merged with the Northwestern line, The transfer of a controlling interest in the former line was completed yes terday. It is slated by representa-! lives of the Guggenheims that the j line to Skagway and Ketchikan ! will provide an improved service, doubling its present capacity, so as to carry machinery and materials for the work planned by the Gug •si n.'iin 'iiT" j ■ 11 genhcim interests in the Dawson country. The service to Valdez and Nome will he increased and to Seward will probably be lessened. It is stated that a. general reduc tion in freight rates all along the line is intended. The report circu lated some time ago that the same parties had acquired control of the holdings of the White Pas.-, again stated to he a fact, thus giving the (luggenheims com plete control of the transportatit n business from Seattle to Dawson, 9 via Skagway. ( r * 6 Exclusively For Sale By IMPLICATES BIG MEN Prominent Wall Street Men May Be In dicted San Francisco, March 21—Sixtv fivc new indictments have been returned by the grand jury against parties implicated in graft involv ing 22.r>,000 of city funds. Abe Kuef and all of the citv supervisors have confessed to their part in the frands, and the confessions involve bund re Is of others many of whom* are \\ all street capitalists, and it is even said that ilarriman is seri ously implicated in the trouble. « Over 100 indictments are expected today or tomorrow against promi nent people. Ruef is now at the St. Francis hotel, a nervous wreck, completely broken down. Schmitz " ill make a clean breast of his part in t he 1 ra nsaction today, lie also is breaking down from the nervous strain attendent upon the prose cution and the revelations of his guilt. Vancouver, March 21—Default ing cashier Walker, of the New Britain savings bank has been t uccd to this city by detectives, wno reached In re too late to inter c *|>t him. Walker, disguised as a consumptive, sailed from here for the Orient Tuesday on the Em* )iess of India. lie is believed to iave half a million of the stolen tmds in his grip. New \ ork. March 21—Harry Thaw stated this morning that, lie vould commit suicide before he vould submit to confinement in an in«ane asylum. Seattle, March 21—The Cham ber of Commerce Inst night passed resolutions favoring an open door policy in regard to Japanese immi gration. The move was brought about by the huge transportation interests which are engaged in bus iness between here and the Orient. Seattle, March 21—Governor Hoggatt has appointed Andrew lhiliiet as commissioner of deeds for Alaska, with headquarters in Seattle. Perfumes, Toilet waters, Toilet creams at the Re<l Cross Drug Cu.