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I Congress Finds Him Guilty on Five of Thirteen Counts, Includ ing Purchase Erie Dumps. Washington, Jan. i i.—The vote nil the impeachment of Judge Archbold taken yesterday, result ed in the conviction of the judge on five of the thirteen counts on which he was tried. This results in his removal from his position and forever disqualifies him from holding of fice. Among the counts on which he was convicted was that he per suaded the Erie road to give him a low option on the culm dumps. The vote in the Senate im peachment stood sixty-eight to live. GUARD CLAIMS WITH RIFLES Clash of Armed Men Expected Ov er Potash Fields, Far From Organized Government. Sail Bernardino, Cal., Jan. 1-4— Armed men are guarding every road leading to the Searles pot ash region today, where a battle is expected with forces disputing the claim to the property of the California Trona company. The men were rushed to the aid of other company employes last evening upon receipt of word here by Attorney J. K. Hutchinson, for the Trona company that an at tack was imminent. At once sev eral high power automobiles, loaded with heavily armed Burns detectives were started for the desert. It is stated that Hutchinson will ask the federal authorities for a squad of deputy marshals to reinforce the 100 men already on guard. The struggle centering around > these potash deposits forms the most stirring romance of the Mojave desert. The trouble be gan in 1903, shortly after the Foreign Mines Development Co., of London, came to the hacking of the Trona company, after a federal receiver had been ap pointed. To assure itself, the company relocated its claims two years ago. Shortly after the re location, Henry R. Lee, a San Francisco attorney, led a party of armed men to the desert, osten sibly to do assessment work, and the first clash came. Searles lake is 200 miles from Los Angeles Ml the driest, most hopeless section of the inland sand sea. Because of its inac cessibility, it cannot he policed by the regular authorities and re ports are current that a frontier desert drama is impending. Owing to the stormy weather, I he launch Flirt did not leave for l.andloek this morning as sched uled. The district court has been oc cupied all day in hearing the Sew ard timber case, where the defendant is charged with hav ing cut thirteen piles from the land seggregated as a naval coal ing station on Resurrection bay. The case wilt probably go to the jury this afternoon. New Movies Tonight. Another lot of line pictures to night at the Orpheum. ^ Oentle noise ana coriafortablc cutter for lent by day or hour. Rate reasonable. APRJy f’red. Fish, phon$ 47. WILL FIGHT THE GRMNBAG TRUST Washington Farmers to Fight the Sack Trust by Uusing Cot ton Wlieat Sacks. Spokane, Jan. li.—After a year’s debate involving a ques tion of vital importance to wheat growers throughout the Spokane country, the Washinglon-Idaho State Farmers’ union determined to use cotton sacks, boycotting what they declare is a “grain bag trust.” The executive board, headed by President L. G. Crow, of Pullman, Wash., took up the question of handling the grain in bulk or us ing cotton sacks and decided on the latter. Mr. Crow and P. W. Cox will visit the headquarters of the farmers’ union in the search to secure sacks. In company with National President C. S. Barrett they will visit southern mills to j purchase 10,000,000 cotton bags. While there they will investigate the possibility of opening Up a market for Washington and Idaho grain in the South. •> •• i * ' -- TOBACCO TO PAT i I 1“ " fl: II h . ii FOR . _ ... -«»■ > Proposed to Restore 1879 Tobacco Tax With Which to Build National Highways. Washington, D. C., Jan. I i.— While Senator Bourne and his .joint committee are going again into the whole question of na tional aid to good roads. Con gressman Warburton, of Wash ington, has his bill for the con struction of a national military highway nearly ready for intro duction in the House. This military highway plan, which proved effective in War burton’s campaign, calls for the building of paved roads connect ing the capitals of all of the states with each other and with the na tional capital—a matter of 15,000 miles of highway paved Itl feet wide. The money to pay for this improvement he would secure by restoring the internal revenue j lax of 187!) on tobacco. The pivs- i cut revenue from the tobacco tax, be says, is about 858,000,000, while under the tax in force in 187!) il would now lie s 1 .*18,000,- | 000. Warburton would use about, 8200,000 of ibis revenue annual ly for improving roads in each of the national parks. TARIFF SCHEDULES ARE MOVING FAST Washington, £>. Jan. I i. I,umber and Silk tariff schedul s are under consideration by the Ways and Means committee. Rap id progress is being made by the committee and their work will be well along by the time the extra session is called. It is worth while taking a chance on the $800 diamond ring being raffled at Plant & Com pany’s, jeweiers. This is the kind of weather that' the tenants of “The Qliff” wear a broad smile and spend their time in their rooms with Comfort.” ’ ' " KISSES HIS WIFE KUO SHOOTS HER A Society Idiot Kills Wife and Then Commits Suicide After a Quarrel. San Francisco, Jan. 14.--Fol lowing a quarrel at a dinner party, Donald Jadwin, son of a wealthy Brooklynite, stepped over to the side of his wife and kissed her, then drawing a revolver shot her and then committed suicide. Mrs. Jadwin was a society belle and was very popular among a large circle of friends. The af fair has caused a sensation in fashionable circles. 4 :.f ■' v • *'• 1 F Victim of Premature Age, He Re turned to Honest Labor and | Seeks Full Pardon. Salem, Ore., Jan. IS-.—Palsied with age, prematurely creeping upon him ,his eyebrows drawn] tight over a hollow that unee-hetd his right eye, one arm gone, and a picture ol' dejection and despair, Christopher Evans, partner of the Sontag brothers in a half dozen California train hold-ups, today awaits the decision of Governor West to his plea that he use his influence with Governor Johnson of California, to secure a full pardon for the aged man. Evans was paroled about a year ago. and since that time has worked in aj ■Portland lumber yard. The thoroughly broken man i presented a pathetic picture while vaiting on the governor. He show ed Governor West a letter of de portment from the lumber con cern, which stated his workman ship and conduct had been excel lent. It is probable West will get in touch with Johnson at once. HARVEY LEAVELLE PISSES AWAY Mrs. Harvey l.eavelie receixed a ' cablegram today conveying .the | sad intelligence of tin* death of Mr. l.eavelie, which occurred al Santa Maria, in I.os Angeles county, al the home of his cousin, Mr. Dorsey l.eavelie. where he went for I tie benefit of his healt h, fie leaves a wife and two children, now in Valdez. Tin* deceased came to Valdez in 1901 during the gold excitement, going to Slate creek, where he re mained for a number of seasons, subsequently accepting a position with the Valdez Bank & Mercan tile Co., where he remained until the poor condition of his health i compelled him to seek a more congenial climate. lit* was a inemoer •»i mi* ma sons, which order will perform the last rites over the remains in Santa Maria, where he breathed his last.- . ,, The news of B|r. Leavelle's un timely death, which occurred in the 37th year of his age; will spread gloorii over this, coniinun-J ity, where he,was so well and fa- j vorahly known by practically ev-.* eryone in this section of the j north. The sympathy pf the,poo- , pie of Valdez goes out to Mrs., Ljcavoile and her children in this j iitiifr of 'their bereavement. j CLEAN MEN FOR OFFICE Woodrow Wilson Says Will Obey People in Making Appointments Provided They Are Clean. Trenton, N. J„ Jan. It.—In a speech at a luncheon Woodrow Wilson said that conservative Democrats everywhere were yield ing to the progressive wishes of the people. 'He said he would obey the peo ple in making his selections of men io fill the offices, but that the candidates for appointment would have to have clean records. HOUSE ANNULS PRESIDENTSORDER Placing Fourth Class Postmasters in the Civil Service—Hold Was Political Move. Washington, 1). C., Jan. 14.— The House adopted.an amendment annulling the president’s order, placing fourth-class postmasters in (he civil service. The House held the opinion that the Execu tive order was made for political purposes rather than for the good of the service. Sergeant Harrett. of the Signal Corps will go on the outside on the Yukon, and will probably he assigned to the Seattle station. Sergeant Barrett has seen long service in Alaska and will leave behind him a large circle of friends. A wireless message received by the marshal’s office states that the steamer Yukon started on her return voyage from Unalaska on the 10th, which will make her due here about the 17th. The steamship Mariposa readi ed Cordova at 3 o’clock this af ternoon. BIG SUITS OVER TIMBER CUTTING Sail l.ake City. .Ian. I i.--Frank Hall, special assistant In tile United Stales attorney general, received instructions today' to leave for San Francisco Jan. Ill to take part in the government’s case against A. W. McCunne and others, accused of selling limiter cut illegally from government lands. The case, to count up in San Francisco is against A. B. Hamlin, involving timber grants alleged to have been made by the defendant in Montana during the early construction of the North ern Pacific railroad. In all, the government seeks to recover 55 f ,95 4. (hoige Hears!, lather o Wil liam Randolph Hears!: Mamin Daly, Lloyd Tevis and Janies B. Ilagpin were interested in an An aconda company which is alleged lo have, cut timber illegally. Mr. Hammond, who controls extensive redwood interests near Eureka, Cal., was a member of the firm of 'Hammond & Eddy. Both com panies operated in Montana early in .the ’80's. It is expected other conijianies may he involved. : > , •$ ..,'. - • • FOR RALE—Horse, harness anilistydk Cpn haul,or pack,, also tine saddle horse. Outfit complete.j $50. Apply Mrs. Chas. Kraemer.! I RAILROAD FOR pom cm Right-of-way Asked for Road From Portland City to Canadian Boundary 11 Miles Inland. Juneau, Jan. 1 i.—An applica tion has been filed with the lo cal land office for a railroad right-of-way from Portland City up the Salmon river a distance of eleven miles to the international boundary line. The officers of the concern are J. C. Veitch, president ; A. A. Mil ler, vice-president; C. R. Jack son, secretary. The president is also treasurer. The offices of the company are in Tacoma. The proposed road will tap the rich mineral section on the Brit ish Columbia side of the interna tional line. This Salmon river mineral section is all tributary to Portland City and all of the ores must come (bat way. The proposed road would be the means of outlet for a very rich section of Canadian territory, ac cording to parties who have vis ited that section of country. I ,• * 5 ••• " FIRE DESTROYS : •i g.-fN'i *■ ■■ I Fire at E&rly Hour in Morning Gives Daykin Family Barely Time to Escape. j i Seward, Jan. I l.— Kim broke Hut at 1 o’clock this morning in the home of the Daykin family, during the prevalence of a high and cold north wind. The family were all asleep when they were awakened by the smell of smoke. By this time the flames had gain ed great headway, cutting off all avenues of escape save the win dow, the'members of the family jumping to the ground below. Mrs. \V. H. Daykin was injur ed in jumping, while Miss Alice ! Daykin, who was the last one to j leave the building, was burned |about the face and feet, but not I seriously, the others having es caped unhurt. The lire soon spread to the Wayne Blue home adjoining, par tially consuming it. All the con tents of the Daykin borne was de stroyed, there being no time to save anything. The furniture in I lie Blue house was saxed. but tile clothing of the family was all de stroyed. The lire department had difficulty iu slaying tile progress j of the (lames, but managed to | coniine the damage to the two j buildings. FLOODS FALLING ALONG THE OHIO Pittsburg. I'a., Jan. I 4.—'The Ohio river is falling and all dan ger js-passed. Louisville, Jan. 1 S.—The floods did an immense amount of dam age with the result that thousands of people are homeless. The po lice and firemen are engaged in rescuing refugees. The waters are falling. Nine McIntosh stages left for the interior this morning loaded with provisions for roadhouses on the trail, including Nafsted’s, on the fihitina cut-off-. Subscribe for the Prospector TANANA KICKS POOR SERVICE Asks Department That Mail be Routed by Way of Valdez 80 Can Get Their Mail. ) Fort Gibbon, Jan. 1 i.—The cit izens of Tanana and Fort Gibbon have sent a request to the Postal Department in Washington that the outside mail be routed byway of Valdez. The message was for warded by Mayor Adams. The people here are very in dignant at not receiving their mail and being unable to communicate with the outside on account of the mail being held up on the Copper River railroad for weeks, when we understand that travel is continuous on the Valdez trail. HUE LADDIES TO 6IIIE DANCE Department to Give Dance and Funds Will be Devoted to Pur chase of Fire Alarm System -V meeting of the Fire Depart ment was held last evening, there being a full attendance present. It was decided to give their an imal mid-winter hall on (lie ev ening of January 25111, if tile Fag les and Moose halls ran he en gaged for that occasion, it being the intention to have Hie hall in both halls and so conducted that those participating in the dance can alternate between both halls. To Dial end I he following com mittees were appointed: Tickets and Advert ising--Kini eal. Spier and lirennen. Halls and Music--Adler. Davis and Dejarf. Reception—Schnltze. Hush. De Una and Rudolph. Refreshments—W. Kraenier ami \V. Johnson. II is the intention lo devote the proceeds of the dance towards the purchase of a tire alarm system, the present lire alarm system be ing inadequate and uncertain. It is the intention to make the. dance the biggest social function ever given in the city and to furnish ample accommoihvl ions so that every resident in the city can at tend amt have a good I ime. A petition was received by res idents of the Reservation oll'ering' to furnish the necessary Ionising' ..in if the department would permit them to lake the hand en gine on the Reservation side. The depart ment expressed a willing ness to comply with the request provided the council would give their sanction. The mailer is lo he brought before the council. Chief Finical and Assistant Chief Suessdorf. who are going to the outside about the first of next month, were instructed to look into a fire alarm system suit able lo the town while In tile, slates. \ -- ' Passengers who came in on the McIntosh stages are lomi in their praises of the treatment they're ceived from the hands of tlV drivers on the Valdez line, declar ing that more attention was paid them by McIntosh’s drivers than was accorded them on the main line. When coming over the Del la they had a time which made the summit appear like a summer resort. A number of passengers lost all their baggage, the loss in one case aggregating more than $500. • ' ‘ ‘ ’ 1 If you want all the new6 all th« time, lead the Prospector.