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J BV THE REV. G G BRUCE jj C-0 0 0000000000000 o o PRESBYTERIAN BILLBOARD. O O O O Go to sleep in peace; God O v is awake. O <;• I will both lay me down O in peace, and sleep; for thou, O C> I. Td only makest me dwell O O in safety. Psalm 4.8. O o OOOOOOOOOOOQO SOCIAL CONDITIONS WHEN JE SUS CAME. 'And even as they refused to have Hod in their knowledge. God cave them up unto a reprobate i mind, to do those tilings which are not fitting; being filled with ...re tii .isiie.-.-. wickedness, covet-1 maliciousness; full of envy, mtirdi r. strife, deceit, malignity; w . isperers. backbiters, hateful to Hod, insolent, haughty, boastful, in ventors of evil tilings, disobedient to parents, without understanding, ( vi mint breakers, without natural , affection, unmerciful." Romans 2:2S- j 30. i.i. gvaphy is always a profitable' - t;.i;. I ;t the biography of Jesus bt ars the richest reward for dill- l t - arch In its depths ol wis- I (he:!, love and experience Many | men have written of the Man of H ilt!- -, but you will never appre ci t-- liis work and message until > u have with your own research i i that place where you would lie to write the events of His | rn-bb- career. Huna n progress is the history i cf the earth's greatest men. The j shadow of every great building that i c• a P'ss the bills of time is only pointing us back to some man who made possible the erection of j such a monument of biding influ ence. Every man who has been of service to his fellow-men has bor row, d the clue for his influence j from the life and labors of Jesus. Mightiest of the mighty and holiest of the holy He set out from the j little , ity of Bethlehem to travel into all the world, telling men how to live and how to die. I. The era of Jesus was a time when intellf < i was darkened. Yet many would say that the golden age of intellect was flourishing in full developmtnt four centuries be 1 fore Jesu.-f was born. They tell of ! the Athenians, whose strength of intellect has doubtless never been j equaled: they point to Athens as the city from whence came our school systems our love of litera ture, poetry and philosophy, pub ; li ■ ;pee,-h an 1 eloquence. But th» i day with all it« glories faded and j the night of ignorance fell. Human ! wisdom for the betterment of man ! kind must take its place among: the monuments of failure. Had So- ; crates li\ed in Jerusalem when Je-; sus came he would not have needed to say to his pupils, to live up to tie light th( y then had until flod saw fit to send more light. But these four centuries intervened to prove the folly of man's wisdom to save the race without being flooded with the wisdom and love of God. un nit* uauas 01 me i loer greai men lived and died, while wicked ness and ignorance dwelt in the hearts of men. Only one Roman author lived into the Christian ero There is an opera whose moral turns on the putting out of the candles. As the curtain rises the stage, ablaze with lights, is made merry by the figures of brave men and beautiful women. Suddenly a wei; l ii.iml appiuachi and put ■ out one of the candles, then an ctlur, then another, until only one is left. Finally the hand falls and all Is left in darkness. So passed the men who tried to make the world better, but in vain. Roses will not bloom midst win ter’s snow, but the grape will ripen in a hothouse in the month of January Flato taught and Ci cero argued during the warm sum r ! w 11 rig i universal intel lect and genius, while Jesus came into the very winter of ignorance and wickedness with a vine thai would begin to bear fruit from the first. Re an militarism had per vaded the whole known world and Greek culture and language was the vehicle for position and learn ing but the atmosphere was not right. The world has today given up many perfect audience rooms, where the voice can be heard though but a whisper. Into such a room the Master spoke, but the audience was in a bad humor and soon His voice was drowned in the mael strom of guilty consciences. Wick edness had so possessed men that they could not listen to the voice of purity, and would not become quiet that they might listen. A'l the minds that might have under stood were dead. II. It was an age when the hearts of men were darkened and there was no sympathy abroad in t’-e land. The real measure of civilization is found in the treat ment accorded the poor and the weak. The era of Jesus was a time of pitiless cruelty. The father had the right of life and death over the child. If the father was desirous of a male heir, and a lit tle girl came, he ordered a slave to tie a string of hemp around the throat of th*- child and the body was thrown on the ash heap when lue morning dawned. The Coliseum was built to seat 80,000 people and upwards of 1,000 gladiators were 'U. in in a single week to satisfy the blood-thirst of the people. It is estimated that each freeman pos sessed three slaves, who were treat ed with the utmost brutality. When the games did not occur frequent ly enough to satisfy the desire of the people the children and slaves received additional exposure to the hellish arts of the populace. At the feast the master offended bv his slave commanded that he be thrown into the lake, and when he tried to swim to shore the guests pelted him with stones until he gave up and sank. It was amidst such conditions that Jesus began his career of pity and compassion III It was an age when imagi nations were defiled, when wealth had degenerated into robbery, and luxury had ripened into rot. The ashes of Vesuvius, in the Provi dence of God. has kept for oui profit and betterment the customs if the age of wickedness. We see the houses as they were then in habited, the stores, the streets worn in ruts by (lie wheels of chariots, the places of amusement and rec reation, hut all are as nothing when we gaze upon the walls and the ceilings. Art is there, but so is vice. Certain rooms are today guarded and only those of mature yeais are permitted to enter. What a wealth of beauty surrounded the city. Up the very sides of the mountain were gardens of surpas sing grandeur, where fhe rose bloomed and the thorn grew'. Not far from the vineyards where red and purple grapes ripened, jetted little streams of steam that carried the smell of sulphur. One day Goa covered it all up, and for fear men would not believe it in after years, preserved it for their searchings In all the fuiy of wickedness that would cover itself in art and beauty Jesus came walking down the paths jf Palestine. IV. Jesus began his career in the midst of anarchy, bitterness and despair. The rich had grown so rich and the poor had grown so poor that only such conditions could prevail. When want and hun ger force the poor into a corner they turn and rend their rulers. Men and women and little children must not be left upon the arena of life to starve. When they are given enough to eat and drink and some comforts of a home, peasants will die for a ruler that is reveling in the lap of luxury; they will en dure almost any form of misgov ernment. But the advent of Jesus was in the midst of extreme pov erty. Follow Lazarus about the streets; stop with him at the steps of the king; see him suffering from hunger for food and medicine, while kind dogs lick his sores; see, he waits at the door of plenty, only lo be told he cannot have the crumbs that fall from the table. Was not the French Revolution born of hunger and want? When ihe selfish prince shouted to the women who asked for bread, “Eat grass, ye dogs!” hate leaped into their eyes and their thin, starving hands killed the prince, putting his head upon a pike, and stuffed grass into the mouth of the dead nran. l'lie whole country was ripe for revo lution w'hen Jesus came, and any great rebel might have led the people to murder and rapine. Spies were in the palace and in the hovel; poisoners were abroad in the light and the deadly assassin in the night. Orders went forth to dou ble the guard in every city; to call the roll of slaves, and disarm them of their implements of toil at night Rulers dwelt on the cone of a col eano and no man knew what a day would bring forth. It was in such a day that Jesus entered the world of confusion wrorse confounded to bring the era of peace, and say to every man, “Come unto me, ye weary, and I will give you rest.” V. This era was one of separa tion between worship and life. For centuries the religions of the world had been largely gift offerings. Men broke every known law and brought a lamb as a sacrifice. This means of propitiating God was as common among the Greeks and Romans as it was defiled among the Hebrews. If the soldier escaped death on the battlefield he carried his shield and laid it at the altar. If the sailor was not wrecked he brought his clothes as an offering to Deity. When the Athenians had offered to present one kid for every vic tim slain in battle they found It would deplete the flocks of the hills. At the time when the hands of priests were red with blood In the temple the vile orgy of Herod was planning to pledge the head of the great prophet, John the Baptist. This had followed his scheme to kill the two sons while he paved the way to murder his wife. In the emperor’s palace Seneca, the great moralist, initiated the young emperor into every form of vice, and headed one of his lectures with this sentiment—that he did not claim to be good, but only claimed I to be a little better than the worst | Thoughtful men jeered at the tem ples and laughed at the gods. At last the fires of the altar went out, the worshippers failed to cotne to , the temple and gave all over to the I black night of despair. In such an era came Jesus to live on the earth when there were I no prophets to speak for the peo 1 pie, no orators to move the people, and no strong men to live an ex ample for good In the era of piti less cruelty, when the little child sobbed in vain and the slave met a violent death; when the rich ruled in riot and the poor craved a crust of bread; in the age when art and vice were married and ived in the chambers of the tent pies; in the time when worship was wicked and laith and hope was dead, then Jesus walked into the new life to bring the only hope that the world has ever seen One who suffered sorrow and lends every blessing to those wrho trust in Him. Brother, why do you despair, lift your head and heart In trust. ERWIN ACCUSED OF “FIXING” ATTEMPT U. S. Marshal Charged in Affidavit With Making At tempt to Pack Wooldridge Jury—Defendant Makes Affidavit that Marshal Erwin Would be Prejudiced In Selecting Special Venirmen. Last Tuesday afternoon in dis irict court when it was thought uiat a special venire would be nec essary before a jury for the Wool anuge case could be secured, and Lie court had announced his Lnten .ion of issuing an order for said special venire, the attorney for the defense interposed a motion which, ,,e stated, he could substantiate by affidavits. All of the members ol .he regular panel of jurymen, those .n the box and those w-ho had not yet been called, were requested to withdraw from the room while the attorney presented his motion, whiuh was for the appointment of a spe cial officer for the serving of sum mons on special veniremen, the at toruey stating that the defense thought that United States Marsha. Erwin and his deputies were uuti. persons to serve summons, as fai as the Wooldridge case was con cemed. He supported his motion with the two affidavits herein contained, i'liey were filed with other matter, of record in the case and have never been withdrawn, as stated in a daily publication last Wednes iay, according to the attorneys for the defense. The charges contained m the affidaiit of R. R. Douse, how-I ever, are denied in another affidavit made by F. A. Douse, which affi- | davit is stated to have been made [ at the instigation of Marshal Erwin It also is contained herein. After hearing the motion and the reading of the affidavits Judge Bun nell questioned the defendant in the proceedings, W. H. Wooldridge, un der oath. He also questioned sev eral of the deputy marshals. And during his qiHiStloning the judge discovered that practically all of the available deputies were witness es for the government. He there fore stated that if he appointed a special officer for the summoning f a special voire of jurymen ‘t would not be because of the charges contained in the affidavits but be cause all of the deputies were wit nesses. The proceeding was not necessary', however, as the trial jury was secured from the regular panel. The affidavit or it. it. Douse, charging Marshal Erwin with mak ing an attempt to pack the Wool dridge jury, is as follows: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, TERRITORY OF ALASKA. R. R. Douse, being first duly sworn, on oath, deposes and says That he is a citizen of the United States, twenty-six years of age, and a resident of Fairbanks, Alaska; that he is a brother of F. A. Douse, who is a resident of the Town 01 Fairbanks, Alaska; that upon the 29th day of February, 1916, in the afternoon of said day, said F. A. Douse came to the office where affi and is employed as a stenographer, in the Barnette building, and made the following statement to affiant in substantially the following lan guage to-wit1 “I have been down to see Erwin (referring to United States Mar shal, L. T. Erwin) to straighten up some books and accounts and ex penses of the trip over the trail from Chitlna to Fairbanks. (Where in the said F. A. Douse had charge of a freighting outfit of the said Erwin). The said Erwin owes me some money for the trip coming in over the trail. He lost money on that trip so 1 am not going to ask him for it because it is only a few dollars, and it is not worth getting in bad with him for. Erwin is go ing to give me a job about Friday He told nxe he would phone up to the house when a special venire was issued. As long as I am not doing anything I might as well have the money. Erwin told me I could go outside with him as a guard when he took the prisoners out.” At the time the said F. A. Douse did not tell affiant in what case he ex pected to be summoned as a special veniremen; but upon the 4th day of March 1916, about four o’clock in the afternoon of said day said F. A. Douse on Cushman street nea; the federal jail in the said town of Fairbanks, made the follow’ng statement to affiant in substantial ly the following form: "I was just talking to Erwin and he told me to fce around on Monday that a spe cial venire would be called in the Wooldridge case and that l would get on;” and the said F. A. Douse ! further told affiant “that he would | bo around where he would bo found." Affiant then said to the said F. A 1 i>ouse, “How can you possibly oe a lair juror in the Wooldridge case. You know that Erwin and Wooidri Jg • are bitter enemies. You have been employed by Erwin and he owes you money, and you expect to go out as a guard with the prisoners with him.” Under these circum stances affiant told the said P. A. Douse that he had no business to sit as a juror in the Wooldridge case; and further told him if he was subpoenaed in the manned in wkicu he expected to be, that affiant would inform Bion A. Dodge, (Wooldridge's attorney) of the fact. The said P A. Douse then said to affiant; "Don’t you do it. I have always been a good brother to you. What did Wooldridge ever do for you that it makes any difference to you who sits on his jury?” At that the conversation ended, and that said P. A. Douse left affiant apparently under the impression that he would acquiesce in his request to say nothing about it; and afliant be lieves that the said P. A. Douse will be subpoenaed in the manner indicated. Affiant has prepared and subserib- I ed the foregoing affidavit for the sole purpose of aiding in preventing the jury being unfairly and illegal ly summoned. R. R. DOUSE. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 7th day of March, 1916. C. C. HE1D, Notary Public for Alaska. Wooldridge Affidavit. IN’ THE DISTRICT COURT POR THE TERRITORY OP ALASKA, FOURTH JUDICIAL DIVISION. United States of America, Plaintiff, vs. W. H. Wooldridge, defendant. No. 7(18 Cl'. Affidavit. United States of America. Terri tory of Alaska, Fourth Division ss W. H. Wooldridge, being first duly sworn, on oath, deposes and says: That lie is the person men tioned and named in a certain in dictment herein in the above en titled court, number 708, charged with the offence and offences there in named; that he has been a resi dent of the Town of Fairbanks in said Division in said Territory for the last past 13 years; that he is well acquainted with one L. T. Erwin who is now and for the last three years has been acting as United States Marshal for said Fourth Judi cial Division; that he is also acquanted with the deputies acting under the said D. T. Erwin, namely: M, O. Carlson, William McMullen. J. E. Miller and one Frank Miller, one clecirge Derg, one Prank D. Hall and one J. C. Wood; that he is also asquainted with one Rhinehart F. Roth, who is, at the present time, and for more than a year last past, lias occupied the position of United States District Attorney for said Division. Affiant further says that some time during the month of May, 1913, hc was duly commissioned and acting j as a Notary Public in and for the said Territory of Alaska, and, as I such Notary Public, he affixed his | jurat to the oath of one Mrs. P. 3. Keith to a certain affidavit, made and subscribed to by the said Mrs. P. S. Keith, in which the name of the said United States Marshal I . T. Erwin, was prominently mention ed, which affidavit and a copy there of is in the possession of this affi ant and can be made a part hereof or produced to this court if so re quested; and the contents of which affidavit are well known to the said United States Marshal. L. T. Erwin; that during the mouth of January, 1916, this affiant still being commissioned and acting as such Notary Public, affixed hia jurat to an affidavit subscribed by one Lou Howard, in which affidavit the name of said Rhinehart F. Roth was prorni nently mentioned, the original or a copy of which is in the possession of this affiant. Affiant further says that he has reason to believe, and does verily believe, that this affiant has in and hostility and bitter enmity of and hostility and btter enmity of the said L. T. Erwin, the said Unit ed States Marshal, because of this affiant acting in the said capacity of a Notary Public aforesaid and otherwise and tbe said United States Marshal L. T. Erwin is, by reason lliereot, interested in the prosecution ol Ui is case and is desitous mm tuis a mail t l>e convicted ol tin Cnarge and cuargea mentioned in sa.u indictment i-respective ol his guilt or innocence thereof, and tni said deputies and each and every one thereof is likewise interested in tue proseculion ol litis ainam because ol sympathy for tile said L. T. Erwin, tneir employer, and otherwise tnis aidant uas incurred their criticism and censure and hos tility and opeu emn.iy and tuey nave sougut, tuuii luuuiiy and cot itciively, to involve Uiis affiant in u position oi a series ol circum stances which were intended to inane it appear mat tnis alhani had, or was about to incriminate nimself, aud used their power, by • ittue ol tneir respective oilicial po sitions and their every iiiuiwili., i effort to that end and purpose, .end further that they created anu attempted to create me said conui tions and brought about many ot the surrounding circumstances con coining one oi said alleged oifeuces with which this accused is cnarged. and that owing to said criticism and censure and open enmity, mis alhant has reason to believe, and does verily believe, that the said present United States Marshal. U f. Erwin, and his said deputies and each and every one thereof vvu. look lightly upon a spectacle of a jury packed for tho express pur pose of prosecuting the accused, this affiant, irrespective of whether or not the said United States Mar shal or the said deputies belie him guilty or innocent, and that because of such hostility and open enmity, the said United States Mar shal U. T. Erwin and the said dep uties and each and every one there of, do not understand and they do not. appreciate the value of the le gal protection to au accused per son as guaranteed by our system of laws. And this affiant further says that in tlie event the regular panel ol jurors of this term of this couit should be exhausted from cballen es for cause, or peremptory chal lenges, or be excused tor any re a son by the court, and it should be come necessary for a special venire to issue out of this court 10 tin said United States Marshal, or anv one of his deputies, for service and return for the purpose of procur ing sufficient jurors to complete the jury in this case, that this affiant, the person so accused ol said alleged offence in said indict ment, in view of the circumstances, surrounding the said alleged offence with which this accused is so charged as aforesaid, he would not have a remnant left of that protec tion which is afforded by a tail trial before an impartial jury. This affiant alleges that neither the said E. T. Erwin, United States Marshal, or his said deputies are uu interested or indifferent as to the outcome of this case and arc not fit or proper persons or officiaU to serve a special venire in this case. Therefore, this affiant respectfully requests that this court, for tin purposes aforesaid, shali especially appoint a fit, person for the pur poses of serving any special venire wnicn UHn CUUIl snail issue, lui.i sum administer to hitn tlie neces-.ary oath that lie will well and truly and impartially serve and return such special writs of venire in ac cordance with tlie provisions of law. W. H. WOOLDRIDGE. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 7th day of March, 1916. Sworn to before Clerk of Court. Fred Douse's Denial. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, TERRITORY OF ALASKA, ss. F. A. Douse, being duly sworn, upon oath, deposes and says: That be is the same F. A. Douse men tioned in that certain affidavit made by R. R. Douse, his brother, on tne 7th day of March, 1916, with refer ence to certain conversations said R. R. Douse is purported to have had with this affiant in regard to L. T. Erwin, United States mar shal, and his promises to summon this affiant as a special venireman to sit as a juror on cases now pending in the District Court, and especially on the case of United States vs. W. H. Wooldridge, and that said conversations as therein quoted are wholly and maliciously misconstrued by the said R. It Douse for the purpose of prejudg ing the minds of the court sitting on this case and the general pub lic against the said Marshal Erwin. The true facts in this matter are as follows: Shortly after my arrival in town I asked Marshal Erwin for a posi tion, provided a vacancy of any kind occurred under his control, and the said marshal stated to me that he knew of nothing at present, but there probably would be special venires issued and if I was around T might be summoned as a juror, and I told the marshal that I did not care to act as a juror, especially in rape cases; in fact, I signified my intention in the presence of Ralph T. Kubon and Dr Melville G. Evans of hill ing out in the event that special venires were issued in such cases. That during the evening of March 7, 1916, I met R. R. Douse, my brother, at about 8:30 p. m. in the News-Miner office and in the pres ence of E. E. Durgin and E. G. Mor rissey said R. R- Douse stated to me that he would “throw away my friendship” if he could, by so doing get something on Marshal Erwin. F. A. DOUSE. Subscribe! and sworn to befor me this eighth day of March. 191t G. V. CREAMER, Notary Public in and for Alaska. (Seal). My commission expires March 3C 1919. OF INTEREST TO ALASKANS ALASKA FOR HIS SEATTLE, March 7. F. ,1 Ilrown "HI. of this city, has been electee I’1' idem of the Tacoma Smelting company, to succeed \V. R. Kusi "ho recently resigned his post U accept a position with the Guggen minis in Alaska. RECOMMENDS GOOD ROADS. WASHINGTON. I). March 7 I hat Brig. Gen. Hugh L. Scott, who is at present ser\ing the govern -i" m in the dual capacity ot chid f staff and secretary of war. has •Ivon considerable thought to Alas •'tter s-m to congress this week -f'ttcr sen to congress this week. which he asks t r an approptt ion of half a million dollars for the construction and repair of wa ? n roads in the north. NOME WANTS SLICE. NOME, March t>. -Following tin nnouncentem that Brig. Gen. Scott id asked congress to appropriate a.f a million dollars for road work n Alaska, the Seward I eniusu. Chamber of Commerce inaugurate i campaign to assist the war de partment in securing the needed ad litional funds It is the hope of die Nome organization that all ol the chamber!) of commerce and other uiblic bodies throughout Alaska will o-operate in the movement, which has as its object the betterment of road conditions in the tnitoi. DAWSON FOR PROHIBITION. DAWSON. March 9.—-The British Umpire club, whose membership comprises three hundred of ttie most prominent British citizens and tax payers of Dawson, has adopted a resolution, practically unanimously indorsing the Stevens resolution now before the Dominion parliament, which provides for prohibition until the end of the war and for the three years immediately following the cessation oi hostilities, during the reeonstrui ion period; and re ferendum to the people thereafter The prohibition question, if put to a vote in Yukon territory today, would carry oy a, large majeriy. COMING HOME. DAWSON, March 9. The Royal Northwest Mounted police expedi tion, which left for the Arctic coast last January, will reach this city -m the return trip tomorrow, the party having arrived at the Twelve mile power station yesterday, from which point Corporal Waul tele phoned the news of their arrival there. The expedition will bring the first advices of the winter from Herscliel island and Fort McPherson. The mushers went as far as the latter place, where they connected with a police patrol from Herscliel island and Fort Good Hope, on the Mc Kenzie river. Corporal Ward, who is in charge of the party, reports that all of the members of the expedition are re turning in good health, despite tic unusually hard rip. Heavy storms and exceptional snows were en countered, hut good time was made notwithstanding. The expedition left here on January JO with dog teams and Indian guides. They crossed the Rockies via Seeley pass and mushed down the Peel rivei the McKenzie. it is expected that late news will be brought by the party of the stefansson expedition. GAUOr t- I U n AIN u. WHITEHORSE, March 9- Alex under Gagol'f, who is under sen tence of death for the murder of four section men near this place last September, will be hanged to morrow morning at seven o'clock, every means of escaping the death, penalty having been exhausted. The linal appeal, which was made to the governor-general of Canada, at Ottawa, lias been turned down by that official and everything is in readiness to carry out the terms of the sentence. The trap will bt sprung by the official hangman from Ottawa, who will perform his unpleasant duty under the direction of Sheriff Brimston. who recently arrived here for the purpose of making the final arrangements. Tom Gagoff, a cousin of the con detuned man. arrived here from the coast yesterday and is now in jail servng a sentence of three month. on a charge of carrying concealed weapons. When met at the depot by mounted police and searched, his pockets were filled with cart ridges and a Colt revolver, and it is the belief of the police that it was his intention to provide his pusin with the means of contra It • ing suicide in order to escape the stigma of hanging. TO MEET IN JUNE. DAWSON. March 9.—According to an announcement made today, the Yukon legislature will assemble in June. ENGINEERS BUY TUGS. SEATTLE, March 9.—The Alaskan Engineering commission has pur chased the tugs Anne and W. L. Roscoe for use in the north in con nection with the work of the com mission in Alaska. HELPING HOMESTEADERS. WASHINGTON, D. C„ March 10.— Delegate Wickersham expresses the belief that his bill for the relief of prosDPCtive homesteaders in Alaska will be passed during me present session of congress. The measure provides for the granting of half-sized homesteads to those who have exhausted their rights in the States. MURDERER HANGED. WHITEHORSE, Y. T., March 10. —Alexander Gagoff, the Russian convicted of the murder of four section hands near this city last September, died on the gallows at seven o’clock this morning, calmly, unrepenting and silent to the last. When asked by Sheriff Brimston if he had anything to say before the trap was sprung, he replied through an interpreter that he had not. The condemned man slept sound ly last night, arose at six this morning and ate a hearty meal, and. when the hour of his execution ar rived, he ascended the scaffold steps unfalteringly. Death was in stantaneous, and the pulse of the dead man stopped beating four min utes afterward. CORPORATION DISSOLVED. NEW YORK, March 10.—The shareholders of the Guggenheim > Exploration company have voted to dissolve the corporation and the I assets of the concern will be trans ferred to the Yukon Alaska Trust company. '1 lie assets include eleven minions in cash and securities of j considerable value. A dividend amounting to twelve | dollars on eu h snare will be paid i to the shareholders of tue dissolved 1 company. REPUBLICANS FIGHTING. J1 NEAl March lu.— -1 nless there is a prompt settlement of tile dif lerences exi ting o, . w -on t..e rival • ■ pun i, a i laciious i tli.s city, there will be two K dican pri maries held here for i ie purpose of electing twenty delegates to the j Seward convention.. Robert C. Hurley, holding the proxy of Charles Wells, who is ill ■ in Seattle, has issued a call for a primary election to be held at the ! city hall between the hours of one [ *ii.«l Six. M. J. O'Connor, of Doug las, has assumed authority as the nearest Republican committeeman •ii>' 1 issued a call for primaries to is held in i iijw .a , •■ii nrjoiu during l lie same hours. The Hurley fuctiom held a caucus last night at the city hall and se lected a slate of twenty delegates, among whom are many former sup porters ol \\ i kersl.am and several "ho have posed as Democrats. The aueus was addressed by Shackle ford. He urged all Republicans to ittond both primaries and vote for the same de egates at each lit also stated that he wanted to ex •rcise his rig-:c as a Republican to challenge vot i> ii order t > make ere that pi i ! 'legates are elected. He accused O’Conn ir and John Rustgard of trying to rule or j ruin tho Republican party, j Rustgard is said I > have made I the charge t’ at Shackleford has made an alliin -o with Delegate VYickersham with the objeet of again securing control of the Republican party in Alaska and sharing with the delegate the honors of distrib uting patronage in ease there is a change in the administration at Washington. New Feature Films Are Arranged For Dick Thorne, the veteran tin at rival man and manager of the local moving picture house writ -s from Seattle that lie has acquired eases on a number of extra good film releases and it is therefore expect ed that Fairbanks’ moving picture lovers will be treated to some good pictures during the coming sum mer. He lias already shipped from Seattle a feature in which Beatrix Mi-helena appears, the always pop ular pltty "Salomy Jane.” Among other features to be sent north by Mr. Thorne are "Tho Siren." "The Quest," ‘The Truth Wagon," featuring Max Figman. "A Fool There Was,” with Theda Bara as "the woman;” “St. Elmo.” "\ Celebrated Case" “A Gilded Fool,” and “The Nigger,” the first three being Rathe releases and the re mainder productions of the Fox Film -otitpany. Manager Thorne also writes that he has booked "New York," the picture witi was re •ently suppressed in Sea le by the police, and “I'ndine," a picture by the new Bluebird company. The I two latter will arrive here in .Tune. Mr. Thorne also states in it is let ter that lie lias arranged for fea tures by all of flic other big com panies. He can produce their pic tures hero, by reason of the fact that his theatre is not on a circuit. He has succeeded in booking a num ber of Triangle and Paramount re | leases for Faiibanl s after the first ! >f August. Commercial Club Doing Gctd Work That the attention of men on ho Outside interested in Alaska ms been center. .! on Fairbanks re nt y is ev.de t from letters re •eived last week ;r. the oflice of he Fairbanks t re at club. And it is also evident li nn the tone ot Uu letters that t: appeal of Fair banks inis been In ai d and that the men who wrote the letters will do everything possible to help this section of the country, prticularly in the matter of starting construc tion work on this end of the Alaska railroad during the coming summer. The letters received were in an swer to communi'ations sent out by the executive board of the com mercial club regarding railroad mat ters, containing copies of the reso lutions adopted by the club and sent Outside on January 19. In answer to the communications let ters were received from Thomas Riggs, Jr., of the Alaskan Engin eering commission, W. C. Edes, chairman of the commission James Wickersham, delegate from Alaska and John J. Fitzgerald, chairman of the committee on finances of the house of representatives. NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION Notice is hereby given that under and by virtue of Ordinance No. 207 of the Town of Fairbanks. Alaska, a special election will be held upon the 15th day of March, 1916, at the City Hall in said Town, between the hours of 9 o'clock a. m. and 8 o’clock p. m of said date, at which special election there will be sub mitted to the qualified electors of said Town the propositions of the ratification or rejection of Sections 3 and t. or the ratifii ion or re jection of Sections 6 and 7, or the ratification or rejection of sections 3 and 4, and also 6 and 7, of chapter 50 of the Session Laws of the Ter j ritory of Alaska, approved April 28, I 1915. Ordinance approved February 28, 1916. JOHN J. BUCKLEY, Municipal Clerk.