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Inspector Captures Men Who Try to Cross from Canada. LATEST DODGE Or WILY CHINESE Four Well Armed and Carrying Jap anese PaaapotU Fail to Make Scheme Work. Spokane, Pec. 10. Four Chinese, 'three of them disguised aa Japanese -and carrying Japanese passports, after sneaking across the American boundary line, were captured at Custer yesterday afternoon by L. J. Fuller of the Itnmi oration department. The Orientals car xied two shotguns and a ride, and were heavily loaded with shells when cap tured. Tbey were taken to Seattle last night and placed in the detention hos pital. , Inspector Fuller was out of town working on another clue when the four Chinamen walked in from the nor h friends sent messages by telephone ior him to different farmhouses and he was soon located. As soon as he heard of the suspicious characters be hurried back to town, arriving 40 minutes be fore the Seattle train.. He arrested the men immediately, telegraphed to Seat tle to have guards at tbe station and hurried his men aboard the train as prisoners. When arrested the Chinamen pro tested that tbey were Japanese and held to their story until they saw that arrest was unavoidable. .Two of them spoke English, but when they saw that their disguise was ineffectual they re fused to make any statement. Inter preters will cross question them today and it is thought a carefully laid plot will be unearthed. During the Russo-Japanese war nu merous instances of Japanese officers , disguising themselves as Chinese were reported, but this is the first time the immigration officers have run across as smooth work in tbe line of disguise. 8EARCH SUITABLE PLACES. LAND FRAUD CASES. Are Grounds for Army Maneuvers Wanted in California. San Francisco, Dec. 19. Colonel J. W. Duncan, chief of staff, has been -very busy this last week accumulating .maps oi all the diffeient sections of California, where it might be advisable to hold maneuvers early during the oming year. There has been some talk of holding the maneuvers at American lake, 'Washington, but that is now out of the question, aa since the .divisions were abolished only the troops of tbe Depart ment of the Columbia could utilize American lake the troops of this de partment must have their man ue vers in this state. The Heney ranch, at Atascade, and the Baron von Schroder properties, at Santa Marguerite, it is reported, are both available should the government decide to select the Southern portion of the state as a field of rendesvous. Heney Plans to Begin Oregon Trials January 13. Portland, Deo. 18. Francis J. Heney expects to prosecute John H. Hall, then Binger Hermann, and after that to give over the prosecution of other land fraud defendants to the Oregon district attor ney, who will continue to be W. C. Bristol, if the tangle in Washington is in a condition to be unraveled by Hen ey. The day set by Judge Wolverton yesterday for beginning the trials is January 13. This will give Heney about three weeks in Portland, pos sibly longer. After the trials of Hall and Hermann, he will return to San Francisco in February, to resume the trial of Calhoun. Heney will start for Washington this morning and will thence go to Tucson, Aria., to try a civil case set for January 2. He said last night that his mission to Washington had notiv lng to do with the Bristol matter, but did not deny that he would look Into it and straighten It out, If possible, the same way as he straightened out a similar tangle early in 1906, when Senator Fulton was fighting confirms- tion of Bristol's nomination and the president had withdrawn the nomina-tion. Heney said last night that his graft prosecutions in San Francisco have ah solutely prevented his presence in Ore' gon for the land fraud trials .for a year past. He devoted nearly all of tbe years 1904 and 1905 to the Oregon cases. In January, 1900, Rudolph Spreckles urged him to take up the graft investigations in San Francisco, but Heney put them off until Nov em ber, 1906, first, because he was compel' led to go to Washington to defeat the efforts of the land fraud ring to oust Bristol, and next in July, because he wanted to finish up the Oregon prose cutions. He was in Washington February and March, 1906, fighting Senator Fulton's efforts to dislodge Bristol. In April he was to prosecute Hermann in the letter book case. . But the San Francisco earthquake caused him to hurryto his family in that4;city. The Hermann trial in Washington went over, on con dition that it should be held before the one in Portland set yesterday by Judge Wolverton for January. . Hermann was acquitted in Washing. ton, says Heney, by "influences," but Heney declares Hermann will not be acquitted in Portland. Tbe trial, he says, will be a repetition of that which led to tbe conviction of F. P. Mays The evidence and the witnesses will be the same, since Hermann was Involved the same way In the famous Blue mountain case. , DOINGS OF THE SIXTIETH CONGRESS SH2XKK&GE 07 IROIt; ..m BIG FLEET IS OFF BUILD LARGER CARS. Harrlman Thursday, December 19. Washington, Dec. 19. The spirit of rivalry that for five years has alter nately smoldered and blazed between John Sharp Williams, of Mississippi, leader of the minority)' and David A. De Armond, of Missouri, culminated in a fist fight today on tbe floor of the bouse of representatives. The blows of De Armond caused blocd to flow down the face of Williams and only the forc ible intervention of friendscnt the com bat short. De Armond . bjre away a scuffed nose. Speaker Cannon today announced the committee assignments for the Sixtieth congress. Many changes from the last congress are made, but in the main the members who bad heretofore held im portant offices were retained in tbem. In the assignments Northwest mem bers have been placed as follows: Oregon Ellis, on naval affairs, irri gation and lands ; Hawley on agricul ture and claims. Washington Jones, on rivers and harbors; Cushman, on interstate com merce and private land claims; Humph rey, on elections, education, merchant marine and fisheries. Idaho French, on immigration, pub lic lands and mines. During Its two hours and twenty minutes' session the house got down to actual work and transacted considerable business. All that had remained to make this possible was the announce ment of tbe committee appointment which was made todav by the speaker The several chairmen became alert with regard to their rights, and forced the reference to committees of several prop- osltions on whloh immediate action waa desired. This was Dot accomplished, however, without more or less debate, which a times grew warm. The first money appropriated by the present congress was awarded today. The amount was $50,000, and it is to be used in supply of the seed defioiency caused by the destruction by fire of the government seed warehouse In this city, The house will meet again on Batur day, on which day adjournment for Christmas holidays will be taken. lar survey. Otherwise both are un changed. Heyburn is unchanged. Bo rah is chairman of the standards and weights committee. RUEF ASKED TO PLEAD. Has Plan to Beat Hill On Lumber Traffic. Omaha, Neb., Dec. 19. E. H. Har viman, to keep up with his rival, J. J, Hill, plans to spend over $1,000,000 in equipping the Union Pacific railroad with newly designed freight cars, built especially to carry lumber. About 1,- 000 of these cars are to be ordered from the Pittsburg Pressed Steel Car com vany, at 1 1,000 each. When put in service they will be used solely for carrying lumber. They -will have twice the capacity for that purpose of the present cars, and will thus enable the Union Pacific to lower its lumber carrying rates. Mr. Hill will be forced to do likewise and will probably be forced to equip his lines with the new style cars to keep from losing money. The new cars will carry 0,000 feet, against 20,000, the capaci ty of cars now used. After Pullman Compary San Francisco, Deo. 19. Interstate Commerce Commissioner Franklin K Lane, who is now in San Francisco, has dispatched a special examiner to St. Paul to take testimony in the com plaints lodged against the Pullman Car company, 'lnese complaints iaxe me form of protests against the charges of the company, the service and alleged discriminations. The real significance of the hearing lies in the fact that it is, the first attempt of the commission to regulate the business of the Pullman Car company. . Want the Holidays Ended. San Francisco, Dec. 19. The San Francisco Clearing House association adopted tbe following resolutions, which were sent to Governor Gillett: "Resolved, That it is tbe unanimous opinion of tbe clearing house banks and bankers ot San Francisco that the hol idays have served the purpose for which they were declared, and they are no longer teqnired by the financial situa tion, and that a copy hereof be tele graphed the governor." Limiting Inferior Courts. St Paul, Dec. 19. Attorney General Toung, in an address here last night, recommended that tbe Federal laws be sx changed as to deprive inferior Fede ral courts ot the power to enjoin state officials from enforcing stae laws. He would confine such jurisdiction to tbe , United States Supreme court. Ex-Boss Suddenly Called Into Court In Conspiracy Case. San Franoisco, Deo. 18. AbeRuef, yesterday before Judge Dunne, pleaded not guilty to the indictment jointly charging him with Jerry Dinan,. ex chief of police, with conspiracy. The charge against Ruef has been continued from time to time for the last six months and when. Assistant District Attorney Cook asked that the defend ant be forced to plead bis action came ac a surprise. Ruef's attorneys, how erer, made no effort to block the prose cution, and when the clerk of the court demanded his plea, Ruef in a low voice replied, in conjunction with Dinan, "not guilty." Dinan also pleaded not guilty to the indictment charging him with perjury Both cases were then continued until next Monday to be set for trial. That Ruef is to feel the weight of the big stick for his refusal to testify in the United Railroads eases, is now - prac tically certain. When his testimony Wednesday, December 18. Washington, Deo. 18. In the senate today resolutions were introduced by Tillman, asking the Interstate Com merce commission to report whether any corporation engaged in interstate commerce is the owner of the stock of any other corporation carrying passen gers and freight, and calling on the In terstate Commerce commission to de fine the Federal law and the laws of the states in respect to oontrol of the liquor traffic under tbe Interstate com merce law. . These resolutions provoked consider able debate and were finally referred to committee, though one of them was transformed into a bill. Culberson spoke on . his resolution calling on the committee on finance to investigate and report upon the cause of the present financial stringency and to recommend measures for the preven tion of a recurrence. The resolution was referred to the committee on fi nance. i The senate, on motion of Allison, agreed to adjourn until Saturday and after routine business on , Saturday to adjourn until January 6. Tuesday, December 17 Washington, Dec. 17. Aside from the appointment of committees, which took place at the beginning of today's session oi the senate, the need of im prove ment of the inland waterways was the chief subject in that body today Newlands, ot Nevada, spoke for two hours on his bill providing an inland waterway commission and for the de' velopment of inland waterways of 'the Monday, December 18. Washingtop, Dec. 16 A speech by Senator Tillman, filled with denureia tion of tbe president, the secretary, of the treasury, and the department of justice, ot financiers and "captains of industry," was the chief subject of; in terest in the senate todav. His re marks were based on his resolutions. directing an investigation by the come mntee on finance of the resent bond Issues by the Treasury department and ot the issuance of clearing house certifi cates throughout tbe country. ine two senators frost Oklahoma were sworn into office today. Senator Money presented the credentials, of Robert L. Owen and Senator Culberson those of Thomas P. Gore, the blind senator. The terms of the two senators then were drawn by lot. Senator Owen se cured the six-year term and Senator Gore the two-year term. Senator William P. Frye was today sworn in as president pro. tern of the senate. Senator Culberson introduced a reso lution directing a congressional iaveeti- gation of tbe cause ot the preseat finan cial stringency and calling on the com. mittee ou finance to recommend meas ures for the immediate relief of the country. He desired to have this reso lution considered at onoe, but in the absence of Senator Aldrkh. chairman ot the committee on finanee, it was al lowed to go over. A number of other bills were introduced. The senate ad journed at 3:15 p. m. Washington, Dee. 16. Represent Itive John Sharp Williams, of Missis r.!..i l . . a i .1 t . m nippi, tuuuy inuuuuueu iae uiu rtiaine bill to admit into all porta of tbe Unit ed States free of duty all produots of the American hemisphere upon which no export duties are imposed whatever and so long as such nation shall admit to its port free of all taxes certain United States products. The house session was limited to 25 minutes and little business beyond the introduction ot bills was transacted The speaker announoed the appoint ment of the committee on aproppria- tions. Both,, bouses agreed to adjourn on Saturday for the Christmas holi days, the recess to continue until Janu ary 6. The house then adourned until Thursday. Pnrlon. Aotton mt the Mal Caat In Mold. The attloa of fluid cast Hon In tb mold 1 somewhat curious. When poured Into a aiold In a sonte of fluid ity, cast honv and especlaHy what Is known teehii&?ally as vort eray. x- panda at the. moment of solidification, thus giving a sharp Impression In. the mo!t. The- expansion, silght but very notice-able, extends until: in the process of fooling the Iron attains the stage of redrheat. Contraction ttoen takes jl ace. with- the result that the cooled iron Is noticeably smaller than the mold; says the Philadelphia Reaond: In making patterns for iron Hastings, therefor, patternmakers commonly al low about an elghth-of an Inch) per foot for shrinkage. Tb shrinkage- In cast ings, aowever, is by no mentis a con stant quality, but- varies materially with tbe proportion existent In the pat tern and the character ot the 'metal used as much aa one-tenth of an inch per foot being; allowed when casting beams and only one-thirty-second of an, inch with large-cylinders. In casting, therefore), thin strips the. shrinkage of the lengtlk Is very great;, while In the; thickness tt Is scarcely ap preclable. A square late shrinks nt- tle in thickness, but equally In width and breadth ; a flat disk shrinks little in thickness, but equally in diameter. A thin ring shrinks more In diameter than a thick one. When, It Is known that iron with different shrinkage-from that generally employed Is to be- used In foundry the patterns are a leered to meet the changed conditions. Silicon, aniens In excessive- quanti ties,, gives a gray, soft Iron, which has the- minimum shrinkage. In many cases judicious mixture of Iron will give the desired result without extra ex- peose In pattemmaklng. Charcoal iron baa usually a higher metttng point than that of less pure Iron made with coke. It sets more quickly in the mold and contracts more, so that an extra allow ance for Bhrlnknge must be made lh ail patterns employed. It will be seen from the above that patternmakers re quire, special technical skill as well as knowledge of the Iron to be used In casting for their patterns. There are few employments wblcb require greater specialized knowledge ot rather a wide range than that of patternmaking, was wanted most, during the two trials ot Tirey L. Ford, he refused to go on the stand to tell what he knew, unless the prosecution granted immunity. This demand it was impossible for the prosecution to grant, even bad they been inclined to do so, as he had pleaded guilty to tbe extortion charge and Judge Dunne had declared that he would never allow the ex-boss to escape without a sentence. Work for Deep River. St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 18. "Six feet of water from St. Paul to St. Louis," will be the slogan of 350 commercial clubs, industrial bureaus, , merchants' leagues and .boards of trade of Minne sota, which will send delegates to a convention on January 16 in St. Paul, at which these organizations will fed erate for an active campaign for the promotion of Northwestern interests, and river Improvement. It has become obvious that nothing but concerted ac tion can bring about the imperatively needed deepening of tbe upper river. Farmers' Co-operative Congress. Dea Moines, Iowa, Dec. 18. The National Cooperative congress, which waa organized aNjut a year ago at a meeting held In Topeka, beagn its an nual session here today. Tbe congress is made up principally of farmers or ganizations, though other co-operative enterprises are admitted to member ship. The reports snow that the co operative movement among the farmers Is making great headway, particularly in some of tbe (southern states. The senate adopted the resolution of Dick, extending the time allowed te militia of the several states, territories and the Distiiact of Columbia to con term to the provisions of the act of June 21, 1903, which was necessary in order that the militia ' of several states might take advantage of appropriations that nave been made. In the senate committee assignments Fulton gets bis old chairmanship of claims, is transferred from military attairs to judiciary and goes off the ir ngatlon and public health committees. Bourne Is chairman of the fisheries committee and is a member of the coast defenses, postoffices and post roads, public health, railroads and expendi tures ci the department of justice. Senator Ankeny is chairman of irri gation and Piles of the coast and insu Bills for the Northwest. Washington, Deo. 20. Congressman Humphrey, of Washington, has intro duced a bill providing that any passen ger. vessel engaged in tri-weekly trade between the United S to tea and foreign ports shall be exempt from entrance and clearance fees and tonnage taxes while such service is maintained. Ellis of Oregon, introduced a bill author! ing payment to officers and enlisted men of tbe Second regiment, Oregon Volunteer Infantry, for special service in the Philippines the difference be' tween travel pay allowed tbem on their discharge from eervlce and the rate provided by law at the time of their muster into service. Slxteaa Eattlesblps Start Out lor Pacific Ocean. ARE REVIEWED BY PRESIDENT Sighs- Is Ona That Brings Forth Ad miration f Evary Spectator, Many Being Foreigners I Wit of the Youngsters Letters Will Reach Fleet. Washington, Deo. 19. The Navy de partment today sent a wireless message to Captain J. B. Murdock, of the bat tleship Rhode Island, with the Atlan tic fleet en route to Trinidad, inform ing him that his wife, who has been seriously ill, is better. For tbe bene fit of friends and relatives of the sailors on the battleships, the Navy depart ment wishes it made known that mail matter destined for the 15,000 men afloat In the big ships can be sent at the regular rates for domestic post age. Meat Is the Only Food. Washington, Dec. 17. The peanut diet, tbe man who upholds sauerkraut as the panacea of all stomachic ills, the exponents of herbaceous living of all kinds, receive a body blow in a bulletin just issued by the United States depart ment of agriculture. Tbe bulletin was prepared by Dr. H. S. Grindley, profess or of general chemistry at the universi ty of Illinois, and shows that all kinds of meat are more easily digested and more completely assimilated than any other class of food. The Parson Well, Walter, what do you want to be when you grow up? Walter (suffering from parental dis cipline) I want to be an orphan. Bister Ethel What did Mr. Goodman say while he was waiting for me In the parlor? Little Johnny Oh, he Sldn't say anything. He Just talked. Uncle Bob If I was to give you cent Tommy, what would you do with It? Tommy (aged 6) I'd buy a postal card and write to you for a quarter. "What Is tbe worst thing about riches?" asked the teacher of the Ju venlle class, "Their scarcity," prompt ly answered tbe bright youth at the bead. Sunday School Teacher Be good, boys, and after you die you will wear i crown of gold. Little Bobby My oapa wears one now on his front tooth. Little Elmer I wish I had been Adam. The Nurse Why? Little El mer He never bad to be a kid and have a woman wash his face and neck; that's why. Strikebreakers at Goldfield. Goldfield, Dec. 18. The first con signment ot the strikebreakers, consist ing of 45 men, arrived here today with out the least bit of demonstration. Tbe men went quietly to different mines and were assigned to their positions. Fifty additional strikebreakers are ex pected tomorrow. 1 : Hawley Presents Memorials. ' Washington, Dec. 19. Representa tive Hawley has presented to the bouse the following memorials of the' Oregon State Legislature: House joint me morial No. 54, favoring legislation for the relief of settlers on unsurveved ands; senate joint resolution favoring the pensioning of veterans of the Ban nock war; senate concurrent resolution No. 20, favoring the promotion of Col onel Jamet Jackson to tbe grade of brig adier general on the retired list, and senate joint resolution favoring an ln- , crease in pensions of Indian war veterans Ambassador to Investigate. Washington, Dec. 19. Prompt steps will be taken by the Italian ambassa dor, Mayor dea Planches, to ascertain the exact tacts concerning the shooting and killing of three Italians who bad been Imported to work in the camps of the Tremont Lumber company. The probability is that the case will reach the State department in the event that the investigation to be conducted by the Italian officials bears out the report I regarding the tragedy. Will Retain Office for Present. Washington, Deo. 17. Attorney Generl Bonaparte has persistently re fused to discuss the Bristol case since official notice was given out from tbe White House teat the nomination would be withdrawn. Henry C. Gauss, private secretary to Bonaparte and his mouthpiece in many public matters, said today that Mr. Bristol would con tinue as district attorney until his suc cessor should be appointed and qualified. Hears Packers' Objections. Washington, Deo. 17. The proposed new beef inspection regulation of the department of agriculture was the sub ject of a hearing given by Secretary Wilson tdy to a committee repre senting the American Beef Packers' association and other packers through out tbe country. The packers were re quested to submit tbeir objections in writing, with tbe assurance that they wouia oe carefully considered. New Northwest Postmasters. Washington, Deo. 20. Postmasters appointed: Oregon Dale, Barney V. Bnuits, vice Craig Thorn, resigned. Washington Salkum, Mack Hiday, vice .iasa uecemer, resigned. Wife Deacrlbea Ideal Husband. "I have a husband In a thousand,' exclaimed the woman with brown eyes. "The other night we were celebrating In a quiet little way our anniversary by dining out and going to the theater. After tbe show we came right borne, as the girl we left with tbe baby doesn't live with us and I didn't want to keep ber too late. Well, Mr. Baby had a notion he'd yelp for a change from bis customary goodness. Then my husband asked lr there was any thing around to eat It so happened that there wasn't a single thing In the lino of cake, fruit, or crackers or any thing. You know those days when ev- ery scrap has lKen used up. And hadn't remembered to get anything. "Most men would have kicked, but he wild, "Oh, never mind; I'm not hun (try, anyway. runner exploration re vealed one cold .potato and one egg, Apix-tlzliig at midnight. "Well, I fried that egg and cooked that potato while father soothed the hoy. Then we put baby in the nox room and snt down to our anniversary mipiier of one frlinl ejss. My huHhnnd mid It was lovely and bo'd rather have It than a meal nt the swellest reHtau rant In town. You'd have to go a long way lMfore you'd find another man who wouldn't kick when all the larder offered was one egg and one potato." Chicago Inter Ocean. Old Point Comfort, VaM Dee. 17. Sixteen hard hitting, steel belted Amer ican battleships, guns bristling ami burly of girths but sparkling whit in . their immaculate dressings of peace, started away yesterday under the das- sling saa of a cloudless winter sky, on their famous twia sea expedition ot 14,000 miles along foreign shores and in eaangingolimas to the west ecast of the United States. President Roose velt, on the bridge ot his cruiser-yacht, the- Mayflowei, personally led the mag nificent four-mile line oi fighting1 ves sels during first stage oi the voyage. From the anchorage grounds in Hamp ton Roads to the Horeshoe bend ot Chesapeake bay his eagle-crested flag ot blue pointed the way to the fleet's new home at the Golden Gate. Then, when the wide reaches oi the sea were visible through the wide-swung capes of Vir ginia, he turned aside and, coming to anchor again, reviewed the . passing . pageant. The blue ol the sky, the stretob ot green sea miles, the glistening ot spot less hulls, tbe curt oi foam-crested bow waves, the cheering oi salors afloat and friends ashore, the breeie-blown strains of "Auld Lang Syne," floating across the waters, the blare oi trumpets, the ruffle ol drums, the flash of signals and the boom of saluting cannon marked tbe departure oi the fleet, presenting to the people who watched It a spectacle they will never forget and to the world at large the reality of the trimmest, most homogeneous, most thoroughly equipped, most mobile and seltreliant assemblage oi first class battleships ever gathered in one command. There will not be a ship in the line old enough to have sine lied powder or to have taken the shot of Manila or Santiago stories written scarcely 10 yearB ago in the history of nations. All were modern of design, examples of the aggressive seagoing navy which the president has declared to be so essen tial to tbe peace of tbe country. Attaches of foreign legations and em bassies at Washington and many cor respondents who have seen war service on foreign journals freely declared that yesterday's naval display was the most impressive tbey bad ever seen. The facility with wbioh the big vessels were handled, the manner in which they were maneuvered into single column formation, and tbe perfect alignment which was maintained to tbe southward turn from the cape called out the warm est admiration. The thrill of tbe beau tiful marine picture was felt until the last wind blown spiral of smoke was lost on the horizon. The first part of the fleet's journey will briLg it to Trinidad on Christmas eve, and there, amid the beat ol tbe tropics, the Christmas celebrations will be held. Hundreds of good-bye tele grams were flashed to the ships by wireless telegraph as tbey left the road stead and had turned down the south ern COHBt. These vessels made up the fleet which sailed yesterday under command of Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans-: Connecticut, 18,000 tons; Louisiana, 16,000 tons; Kansas, 16,000 tons; Ver mont, 16,000 tons; Georgia, 14,948 tons; Virginia, 14,948 tons; New Jer sey, 14,948 tons; Rhode Island, 14,948 tons; Minnesota, 16,000 tons; Ohio, 12,500 tons; Maine, 12,500 tons; Mis souri, 12,500 tons; Alabama, 11,525 tons; Illinois, 11,525 tons; Kearsarge, 11,625 tons; Kentucky, 11,525 tons; Oulgoa, supply ship, 6,725 tons; Gla cier, supply ship, 7,OUO tons; Panther, repair ship, 3,380 tons; Yankton, tender, 975 tons. J a at the Thins. Rcrtbllng I'm going to send some lentlineiital verse to Miss Roxy Coyne. 'Vhat meter would be most sultabte? Wright I should Imagine a natural (in meter would be proper. Kansas City Times. mark Kre Dual lapiUlnaMi, "Brilliant and Impulsive people," de rlares a lecturer on physiognomy, "have black eyes, or. If they don't have them, they're apt to get them If they're too impulsive." Philadelphia Inquirer. Tour cue to laugh comes when a rich Matlve gets off a stale Jok All Quiet In Japan. Tokio, Deo. 17. The announcement of tbe sailing of the Atlantic fleet of the United States navy has not been received by tbe newspapers of Tokio or by the government officials. All publio men who have been interviewed by the Associated Press representative accept the sailing of the fleet as a foregone conculsion and it is not likely that the actual start will cause the slightest rip ple of excitement. Everyone accepts the assurances of friendship offered by America concedes the right of that na tion to send its warships to the Pacific. Short of Cash In Alaska. Seattle, Dec. 17. A special frcm Fairbanks, Alaska, says: Today the Washington-Alaska and First National bank of Fairbanks will go on a clearing house basis. Only $50 a day with drawal will be allowed each depositor. A committee of depositors representing the Fairbanks Banking company, which recently closed its dcors, reported today that the assets exceeded the liabiliites by $364,815 and the bank will probably open on a clearing honse basis soon. Oold Movement S 106,360,000. New York, Deo. 17. The Guarantee Trust company today announced the engagement of 1500,000 In gold for im port. Lazard Frerea have engaged an additional 11,600,000 in gold for im port. This makes the total movement $106,850,000.