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TO PACIFIC FORTS Charter of 12 Foreign Ships by the Duponts Said to be for That Purpose. Philadelphia, May I3-The mys terious charier by the Dupont Powder Company of 12 foreign vessels to convey powder is re ported here, and il is believed they will he used to convey powder to the forts on- the Pacific coast in the event of war with Japan. The forts on the coast are said to bo short of powder and every effort is being made by the War Department lo strengthen the coast defenses in order to tie pre pared for a suddoi) attack by the Japanese, who might do as they dill in the Russian war. sink a few ships and declare war after wards. BRTIR ASKS FOR , Says Diplomats Witt Settle Ques tion of Land Ownership—jJ.aps 'Are Insistent. Washington. I). C., May 13— Secretary of Slate Hryau lias wir ed In (lovernor Johnson inform ing him that Ihe Japanese gov ernment has made a protest, against, the Webb alien land. law amt the secretarv re'nuesled lhal governor lie vetoed so lhal tin* two governments might amicably set l ie Hie ipieslion of land own ership/ The Japanese ambassador has made1 several visits |o the Stale department and it is believed he lias impassed upon the depart ment the fad lhat the Nipponese insist on an even break with oili er mil ionalilies. It is believed here, however, lhal (lovernor Johnson will sign Ihe bill, as be has indicated that be believes the state should exer cise control over Ihe land of the j slate. TYPHOCN STRIKES MANILA Bit Manila, I*. (.. May 13.—The woVst typhoon of recent years struck this hay yesterday, wreck ing many ships anchored in the bay and killing many. The list of dead now number Ob while the death list is continually growing as reports come in from sur rounding ports. Superintendent Lighlhail of the Hidalgo* Copper company is in I own for a few days. The com pany made a shipme’nl of high grade copper ore on the Edit h to the Tacoma smelter. S' T. Clark is in from Valdez glacier. Elephant Butte Dam. interesting change of program at the Orpheum tonight.. Pro gram : ' ■ Elephant Bullc Dam in Arizona, the greatest project of its kind in America, The Father, excellent story and scenery. Very Much Engaged, a side split I ing comedy. The Family Bugle, a dramatic siory of two wars. *55,000 feature thrale-reel sub ject, the Orleans Coach, on Thursday. I Cummings, Borah, Hadley and Others Would Mold Nation al Convention Soon. Chicago, May 13.—A I, a confer ence .today between Senators Cummings and Borah, former Governor Hadley, of Missouri, and many other prominent Republi cans, it was agreed to ask the Na tional Republican Committee which meets the 2ilh of this month to call a national conven tion shortly to change the basis of representation and make the parly more progressive. The conference lias demon strated that the Republican ele phant is still a good working ani mal, at least so declares Governor Hadley, and with a little doctor ing will soon be on its feet again and as aggressive as at any lime in liie past. MAY CELEBRATE 100 YEARS PEACE English Peace Advocate Calls on President Wilson for As sistance. Washington, l>. U., May 13.— The British committee who are visiting the United Stales for the purpose of arranging for I lie cel-, cbration in 1914 of the one hun dred years' of peace between tlu> Knglish speaking nations, yester day called up on President Wil son and asked for his co-opera tion to arrange for a celebration in both countries. The centenniaj of the signing of the treaty of Ghent, which was signed in 1814. at the conclusion J of the war of 1812, since which j time the Knglish speaking coun tries have lived in peace. Lord Weardale, Sir Arthur l.awley, Sir George Keid, Karl Stanhope and fifteen other noted English advocates of internation al peace were among the callers. SCHOOL BOARD HOLDS MEETING No Kicks Made by Patrons of the Schools—Treasurer Absent— j j Judge Lyons Presides. The members <>f the Valdez anil Reservation school board met last night at the. office of C. E. .Bun nell to listen to complaints, if j any, which the mothers and fath- j ei> or guardians of school ehil- j drcn might care to make. They j also invited suggestions. " -J All the members were .preset!I"j except Treasurer Wilcox, now in i llordova. Judge Lyons presidetd'l but as no criticisms or sugges tions were forthcoming the meet ing adjourned after the transac tion of routine business. At the next meeting teachers for the coming year will be elect ed. Blakney Ships to Taooma. The S. S. Yukon called at the Blakney property on her south bound trip and loaded 250 toils of copper ore for the Tacoma smelter. The properly will be a continuous shipper as much ore has been blocked cut. \ OPEN GOAL LAND SAYS JEMMETT Secretary of Seward Hoad Would Have Government Reserve Coal for Use of the Navy. Washington, l>. C„ May 13.— Secretary Jemmett of Hie Alaska I Northern railroad, appeared be fore the Senate committee and advocated the government opera tion of eoal mines in Alaska for I lie use of the navy. He sad that the Seward road would be built if I he government would open I lie eoal lands, thus giving the road tonnage enough to justify I tie construction and operation of the line. Hul until such action is taken he said no work would be done. Many Alaskans have been heai'd by Hie committee lind nu merous conflicting suggestions made lo Ihe committee. The ad vocates of the Cordova road are urging government construction of a line from Cbilina and the purchase and operation by the government of Ihe Cordova road. FRIEDMAN SUED BY ISSI5TMII Dr. Strumm Wants a Commission of $100,000 for Sale of Remedy. New York, May' l.'l.—Hr. Slruinm, a former assistant of Dr. F. A. Friedmann., lias emn ineueed a suit lo recover 8I00, oim from I lir (ierman doetor for j commission on the sale of his i turtle serum lo ttir Kisner-Men- i delson syndicate for 82,000,000. Strumm alleges in tiis emu plaint that lie made the deal fori the sale on an agreement that ! he would receive a commission of I $100,000 and that Friedmann now i refuses to recognize his claim or j keep his promise. Friedmann received a lirsl pay- ! ment of $125,000 and is to receive $1,800,000 more in slock in the thirty-six Friedrich A. Friedmann institutes to he organized in thirty-six selected state's, witli a total capitalization of $5,100,000. The American concern which will undertake the marketing of the Friedmann cure is the Risner Mendelson Company. Under the terms of ttic agreement, this con cern is to organize the thirty-six Friedrich A. Friedmann institutes | with a capitalization of $150,000 each, each institute to retain $100,000 n treasury stock and I urn over l,o Hr. Friedmann 850, 000 in stuck as his share. i Notice. Eyr the purpose of Jnaintaining good sanitary conditions, the citi zens .id' A'aldez arc. hereby re que'sted, accordipg. to sectinn one. ordinance No. 27, to reifidve from 1 Iheir ji'reinisOsv frOin the streets, alleys, grounds and gutters, sj,reams anil creeks adjacejit, to j their premises, nil dirt! ruhhtsfti’, ! garbage, ashes, empties of cans j and bottles and all filth of any j kind deposited by them. All per- ; sons who have or caused to have manure piles on their premises or adjacent thereto are requested to remove'and haul aw#y the same. Anyone failing to comply with the aboye ordinance will be subject to its provisions. IV If. SLEEM, Health Officer. Dancing, Danoing. Dancing in Moose hall Wednes day evening as usual at 0:30 sharp. Beginners at 8 p. in. Home waltz at 12. . 1 STRIKERS BURN ~ STREET CARS Poor Oil Over Cars and Set Them Afire—Passengers Flee and Troops Asked for. Cincinnati, <>.. May la.—l’ho striking street ear men poured oil over the ears which were be ing operated and set them on lire, forcing the passengers In flee. The rioting strikers and their sympathizers soon brought traf fic lo a si midst ill. The police were unable lo pro tect tiie company's properly and a demand was made upon the gov ernor by the company for military protection. II. is expected the troops will soon he ordered to patrol I lie si reels and prevent further disorders. The street car motorinen and conductors have established a new union and demanded ils re cognition. which the company re fused lo do and fin1 men I hen st nick. Fine program al the Orpheum tonight. THE CITT is • HOLD MEETING Secure Taxpayers’ Money for Last Year’s Work—Will Re ( pair Dock. The city dads metl asl night for the lirsl lime since Mayor llitchie left lor Cordova ami i They til ls paid the outgoing conn- i ci| t he fat salary of $1.00 for a j year's work. Tile dock committee id' the | they transacted much business. ! council were, empowered lo repair the city thick and drive fender idl ing lo replace those now in very iiad shape, making it dangerous for tiie launch Lieut. Donaldson and others of the mosquito Heel, In tie up at the dock. The question of abandoning tlit* co-partnership existing between Hie city and the women of the restricted district, who are lined each month, was taken Up but was tabled. Several of the council- j men opposed taxing tin* women and will lake the question up at the next meeting of the council. A revenue of from $750 to #1,500 a year is secured from the women and it was stated I hat I lie police officer is employed mostly in keeping order in that section and preventing grafting from men wliii are about “three sheets in the wind" and the abuse of the woman bv drunks. ! Several protests were made to j I he council against the large j number of masterless dogs which are running about/.town endang ering the- lives of: children,' dnd tin* marshal was requested'lo in vestigate. He was also .ordered to. find out who i>i;itjke' f HeJlocU.n'ii' llie *e'ft> ’dock warehouse, wl/ich had'’been .broken inly- (tint then, left';open. * Councilman frjifj^al; suggesieit' the building' of. a' sewer, from.' I he fire hall to the bay that the pres ent unsanitary eonfffliohdf sewi crage on MciKuley street might hij improved. He feared that an epti jemic hiight break out at any time which ..would cost, many times the *. priqe'of the sewer, which he esti mated ooUjd he constructed frir ^1,200/aml al the same time a hie main could be built to protect, all of the business section of the city. He was requested to draw an or dinance covering the work which will be introduced at the next meeting. At the Orpheum Tonight. TRAIN WRECKED NEAR IlCOMA Was Making 65 Miles an Hour on Level Stretoh, Four Killed and Seven Injured. Tacoma, May 13.—The Oregon Washington local was ditched hear hdi;e today and four passen gers killed and seven injured in the wreck. The train was mak ing 05 miles an hour when the engine left the track. The accident happened on a level slrelch of track and tin1 en gineer yas “letting her out,” when for some unaccountable reason the train Jefl the rails and ploughed through the ditch. A special I rain with doctors and nurses aboard was immediately dispatched to the scene of the wreck. The interstate commission will make an investigation. willTurnall DEAD MEXICANS Both State and Federal Troops Execute All Captured Offi cers at Guaymas. Nogales, May I if.— five hun dred bodies of soldiers slain in yesl'-ifday’s engagement lie all around the city of (luaymas and il is feared I hat an epidemic w ill sureh be started in the cily and among I h >• stale troops unless I he bodies are immediately disposed of as the weather is extremely Ind and the stench is frightful. A train load of nil is being rushed south with which lo burn tile bodies. Both the federal' and tile rep els have executed all captured of ficers and the men are immediate ly impressed into the victorious army or executed. The wounded are immediately killed and il is purely a war of extermination. The stale troops have prevent ed supplies being sent lo I lie be sieged city and eixped to starve out the federal troops in Buay ntas. METUliOP 10 VISIT ILM Will Call at Valdez and Seward and May Hold Services Here. Hishop It. J. Cooke, D. D., I).,, formerly Book Editor of Ihp Methodisl; Episcopal church, will . S.uon ■ make a tour of the coast towns of* Alaska, going as fiir west a.s fcevyard. He desires di 1‘i'et jn.ftijrmaU.aft-> and personal Contact with (Miiircli work in Alas ka- "gn<t tidaid 1 he bishop in Ibis effort, R$y. ped,ersen, 'of. Seward, is spending a few days in town. '* ■ Bi.kjiop Cooke is an unusually well informed-mail and a pleas ing speaker and an effort will he made to have liiin address;: the people of Valdez. The \Voiiien of Douglas organ izifd in order to haver the town •leaned iip and secured the co yp^ralimi of the merchants, who • loscd their places of business while all the men and women in he city worked to make the “oily j iienutiful.” I MORE UWS FOR NATIVE SONS Only 1,300 New Bills Passed at Recent Session—Appropriate Forty Millions. Sacramento, Cal., Mav 13.—The state legislature adjourned sine die yesterday with a credit (or discredit) of 1,3011 tiills passed at this session and total appropria tions of 8 50,000,000. The W'ehh alien land hill pass ed at this se'ssion and the legis lators claim it is the most con structive legislation of recent years in the stale. Jim Itoggell, who has hern suf fering with a severe cold, is up ami about again, lie will leave for Slat)1 creek in a few days. RUSHCiPLEliON MACHINERY HALL Must Put 283,000 Feet of Lumber in Place Each Week to Have Building Finished. San Francisco. May 13—-In or der lo complete the palace of ma chinery al Ihe Panama-Pacific In ternational Kxpnsilion within the time called for by Ihe contract, 283,011(1 feel of lumber will have lo be put in place in the build ing each week. I luring I he week ending April Ihtli. Ihe amount of limber added lo Ihe si rindure was 28(1.Olid feel. The probably max imum speed a| which Ihe build ing will be erected before ils rum. plelion will reach alionl 35(1.01X1 feel a week. Al Ibis stage of Ihe conslruc I ion of machinerv hall, ion tons of sleel have been used in the form of bolls, bars and slruclur al shapes. The heavies! column in the building will weigh 28 tons, Ihe heaviesj Truss 10 tons. The total lenglli id' Ihe building will be about one Ihousand feet, the width about four hundred feet. Three.' north and south peaks will he 135 feel high and 120 feel in the clear. At present there are 518 men employed on machinery hall. Thi» number is composed of 203 car penters, 1(55 laborers. 38 steel and iron workers, eight piledrivers and four locomotive drivers. TARIFF IS OP IHII MATE Washington. I>. f!., May 1 ;i_ II is expected that the Senate will commence :llie discussion of the Underwood tariff measure tomor row, as the Finance committee will report the liifl today. •• MARIPOSA REACHES * CITY OF SEATTLE _■ a / Seattle. May 13—The S. S. I Mariposa reached Seattle yester day afternoon and will, sail nprlli next Su nday, May I HI li, . Sam Kilim chartered the launch It. F. M. last Sunday and took a [)avty of guests down life, hay, catling in at Slump bay. Mrs. Tom lio'nohoc a.hd children, Rahdalt Ashby and children. Limit, and Mrs. Weeks and son Robert, Glias. Kraemer, John and Alldn Blum and Mr. and. Mrs. Blum enjoyed he trip. Igipo N'o.7 of the Order of Pio neers will meet Tuesday, May 20. All members are requested to be iresent. K. (i. Arnes, Sec’y.