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TRAIN WRECKED AND FIFTY HUNT Officials Try to Burn Half Mile of Ties Which Were Rotten Sheriff Prevents. Rochester, N. Y.,. June 23.--An excursion train on the Pennsyl vania railroad was wrecked near Sterling, in Wayne county, Penn sylvania and 50 people were bad ly hurt, although no one was killed outright, yet several arc so badly injured that they are ex pected to die. The district attorney was pre vented by officials of the roaa from viewing the wreck and the sheriff was compelled to swear in special deputies to prevent the railroad officials from burning a half mile of rotten ties at the scene of the accident and saiu by the passengers to have been the direct cause of the wreck. it is believed that many* ar rests will follow the investiga tion .which* has been started bv the interstate commerce commis sion, if the charges made by th« sheriff and district attorney are substantiated. Bachelors Meet Tonight. All members of the Bachelor’s Club are requested lo be present tonight at the meeting of the elub to be held al (he club rooms - in Ingram and Bush’s. The meeting will commnce at 8 sharp and business of importance will be transacted. IN WHIRLPOOL ~~ Shake Hands When Boat Nears Center of Pool—Women Weep —Men Hysterical. Niagara Falls, N. V.. June 23. —Donald Koscor. ten years (do, and Hubert Moore, nine, who were playing in a skill', which was lieu to the shore were carried out in to the river and washed into the whirlpool, when the rope broke. The boat was whirled round and round in the whirlpool while the men and women ion shore were hysterical, weeping ami shouting, running up and down, along the shore. Firemen were summoned, but were powerless to help the lads who stood up in the boat just be fore it was drawn into I lie cen ter of tne pool and shook hands when they were sucked down anu disappeared. The bodies have not been re covered although a careful watch is being kept on both sides ot the river and police are now pa triding the banks. The whirlpool of the Niagara river is some miles below the falls and on the Canadian side of the river. MILITANTS LOSE ■ CONVENTION FIGHT Budapest, June 23_The suf fragette convention ended today amidst a great uproar when the militants tried tot have passed a resolution favoring militancy to secure the ballot. Mrs. Call, however, smothered the resolu tion and adjourned the conven tion. NOME STUMERS Seattle, June 23.—The first vessels to make the round -trip from Seattle to Nome are due to reach here some time today with a large number of passengers and much-mail which has been held at the northern camp after the breakup of the trail. “Gome on, let’s go and buy some bargains at Adler’* ' HOLD REONION Five Thousand Tents Pitched on Historic Battlefield at Get tysiurg. Gettysburg, June 23.—More than 5,000 tents have been pitch ed on the battlefield heredn read iness for j he old soldiers who will soon arrive to celebrate the battle of Gettysburg which was fought July 3, 1803, fifty years ago. Many states are sending all the veterans of the battle to Get tysburg, who care to attend the reunion, at the expense of the stale. Drive Militants to Cover in Town of Cam>rone, England— Parade Broken Up. * • Cambrone, Kng., June 23.—The militants who started to march to London as a demonstration to the authorities of the number'of women who desire to vote were driven back and forced to seek shelter when I hey reached I his town, as men. and hoys, aided hy ‘many women, threw rotten eggs tat the m'ilitanls and forced them to seek shelter in tile local ho tels. The many acts of wanton de struction of public properly, the burning of church buildings, the publication by the police of the amount of money received by the agitators from gullible people all over the world and used by tin* leaders to pay big salaries, the destruction of mail and the at tempts to destroy all public parks lias caused a revulsion of public sentiment and the militants are unable to hold public meetings. The police were powerless in ihcfr efforts to protect the marchers. TWENTY TO DIE KILLED BIG TURK Constantinople, June 23.— Twenty men have been condem ned to die for complicity in the killing of Grand Vizier Sehafhet who was assassinated June llth. Judge Etfendi is one of the twenty who must pay for the crime with his life. MAY STOP MAKING Hi MORI BOOZE Washington, I). C., June 23.— Senator Works has proposed a constitutional amendment pro hibiting the manufacture and im portation pf liquors, effective af ter three years. Bridge Tea for Mrs. von 8chrader Mrs. Win:'A. Carleton, of Fort Liscum, was hostess at an after noon bridge tea last week, given in honor of Mrs. von Schrader, wife of Col. von Schrader, who is visiting her son, on Tuesday af ternoon. * Six tables were in play and the highest score was made by Mrs. .Williamson, the prize being a handsome Moro brass tray, a souvenir from the southern Phil ippine islands. The second prize, a unique brass bowl from a curio shop in Hong Kong, went to Mrs. Aieglor. Mrs. Shepard and Mrs. Fuller, of Valdez assisted at the tea ta ble, which was tastily arranged, thei center piece being a huge basket of ferns and pink roses. Mesdaines. Howard, Kuilzig and Sherrard served chicken salad, cake and fresh strawberries ana ice creani. A fresh supply of Chinese goods just received on the Samp son—Chop Suey and Chinese Noodles at the Valdez Cafe. Lieut. Prosser will leave for the states on the Sampson. SENATOR WOULD STOP FRANKING Literature Regarding Free Sugar Distributed by Trust Under Congressional Frank. Washington, D. C., June 23.— Senator Kenyon has introduced a hill, which, if passed will slop all franking of mail matter by members of Congress and by the different departments. The testimony in the lobby probe given by members of the Sugar Trust that they prepared the dale regarding free sugar and that it was then printed at government expense and distrib uted under congressional frank to all parts of I he states at an /enormous cost In the postal de partment and the printing office, has caused the Senator In draft I he bill. Free stamps are to be issued lo Congressmen and to Ihe de partments but a close check is to be kept on the amount given each member and the use made of them. 1.0.0. F. PICNIC [More Than 100 Take Pleasure Trip—Have Big Lighter and Four Launches. .... — . . Tln> Odd Fellows picnic yester day was a glorious affair, more Ilian 10(1 people making the trip as the guests of the order to the beach four miles below Fort t,is A'um, on the big barge provided by tins order for the occasion. Four launches towed the lighter. The 'party left the City Dock al 8:30 in the morning and returned at 8:i5 in the evening. --r_ LOCAL BREVITIES. Pal lie W eekly at the Orphenm tonight. A. Malian gave the children a theater parly last evening. Kile Hying is all I lie rage w ith l lie kids of Valdez just now. \V. Austin, who is working at the Clilf mine, spent Sunday in down. John Cray and Dan Ross re turned from Sawmill bay last ev ening. Geo. Reinke. the watch repairer and jeweler, is at the Valdez Drug company. , Port Wells will be well repre sented at the Fourth of July sports here. lid. Pauley, who has been work ing on the Smith property up 'Mineral creek, is in town. Dr. Fellows left Saturday for the Cam ron-Johnson property and is expected back this even ing. Ramesis, King of Egypt, in two reels at the Orpheum toinor row evening. Other swell com edies. .. Dan Wilcey and Fred. Berg have commenced the work of lay ing the sewer through Prospector alley. Lieut. Kunzig, quartermaster btl Fort Liscum, has been detail fed to take, charge of the signal ’office at Valdez. The big donkey is working fine and McIntosh and Nelson are turning over considerable grav el every 16 bout’s. Charles W. Willoughby and Florence M. Barrett, both of Ka talla, were married last Satur day afternoon by Judge Shepard. Swanson, the plasterer and brick layer, is now working on the brick chimney for the big steam healing plant in the Blum building. v " • - } The soldier boys at Fori Lis cum are in training and intend to lift.many of the priz.es offered for the racing events on the glorious Fourth. ROTHSCHILDS FIGHT They are Behind Reorganization of Waters-Pierce Company Ten Million Capital. St. Louis, June 23.—The reor ganization of tlie Waters-Pierce Oil company is being backed by 'the European Hothschilds and the capital is to be increased to $10, 000,000 and. the company placed in position to light the Standard Oil company, both in the United Slates and also in Europe. The light between the two com panies started some years ago when the Standard Oil directors bought, the control of the Wat ers-Pierce company and tried to disorganize it, but were preven ted by the minority stockholders wlio fought the case through the slates and national courts, fin ally winning the suit and receiv ing damages. Or. Blaylock is now running I he Dry creek roadhouse near Hopper Center.' OUT OK STRIKE Contractors Unable to Complete Work—Strikers Plan Nation al Sympathetic Strike. Chicago, 111., June 23.—Union men all over the nation are rea dy to strike in sympathy with the builders trade unions of this cit> now out demanding higher wag es. The contractors of the cits arp unable lo complete work 01. buildings now under construc tion. The sympathetic strike, it called, will slop work on thous ands of buildings in all parts ot the country where the unions are strong and New York and San Francisco contractors are rush ing work in hopes of completing jobs now under way before I In storm breaks. LOCAL~BREVITIES. The ball players were out yes terday afternoon for practice. Al. Harrows is spending a few days in (own from the Meyers roadhouse. Yesterday’s ball game between Tort iUiscum players and a team of Yaldezites was a walK-away for the soldiers, the score being 11 to 1. E. E. Hammond, B. A. Chap pel, Jack McKinnon, of the dia mond drill crew at the Midas, arrived in town this morning and Will leave for the outside on the Alameda. A large number of people to day ntade the trip to the dike and watched the hig shovel grab a Jrard of dirt ii minue and haul it to the embankment.. The new health hoard for the Reservation, consisting of NVrn. H. Caswell, I)r. C. A. Winans and C. B. Smith, are out placarding the houses in which cases ot (whooping-cough have developed. The revival meetings held last week at the Congregational church by Miss Wright, were so successful that it was decided lo continue the meetings this week. Everybody is welcome to come and-join in the prayer service. John RuefT. the original loca tor of the Sweepstakes mine, which is conceded to he one bt the best, fn the Port Wells sec tion, arrived in.Valdez, oh the Brighton. This is f(ueff’s second trip to Valdez in two years, the rest of the time he has worked on the property, which he has seen grow from a prospect to a real mine, and soon to he added to the producers when the sawmill, now on the giViund, has cut the lum ber for the mill. » ■ ■■■■■—-rr-— Sampson South Wednesday. The S. S. Sampson is expected to go south some time next Wed nesday. Some people never borrow trou ble so long as they, can borrow anything else. SLIPS FROM ROCKS THE YUKON SINKS Passengers and Crew Reach Se attle on the Victoria—Ber tha Coming. Seattle, June 23.—The Victor ia reached here today bringing four passengers and all the crew of the wrecked Alaska Coast tin. 'er, (.Yukon, which went on the rocks in a heavy fog near Uni mak pass and finally slipped from the rocks and sank. Ttie Yukon went oil the rocks June It, on her return from Good ‘News on the Kuskokwim river. The Bertha will lake the run of the Yukon until the company can secure another boat. MAY SELL STREET NEXT SATURDAY Property Owners on Wail Street Exercised About Sale of Lot 80, Block 25. Town Trustee, William Crar\, lias listed and will sell next Sat urday, unless ordered by the In terior Department not to do so, a plot of land 20 1-2 x 75 feet, fronting on Wall street and ex tending as far as the Sanders building in the rear ami touch ing the Bunnell building on lln south. Lieut. Weeks, who first not ic 'd! that the plot was listed, cal led the attention of Lieut. Prosser to the matter and the chief sig nal officer has telegraphed to tin War Department regarding the sale of government land which had been dedicated by the presi dent in an executive order made May 2(1, 1911, for street purposes “to be incorporated into I In street system of the town of Val dez.” The land is very valuable for office purposes as Wall street property lias enhanced in valui greally the past two years and buried among the lots listed for sale, no imij but those Ilia! knew of-the great value of lot 25, block HI), would have bid on the prop erty and it would thus have gone 'for a song. Mayor Ritchie, Lieut. Prosser and the citizens owning abutting property will take the mailer up with Secretary Lane and expect to prevent the sale of the street. i Vancouver, June 23.—The Se attle Chamber of Commerce ex cursion of newspapermen reach ed this town yesterday, and have been given the freedom of the city, the Vancouver chambei placing autos at their disposal and special committes were in waiting to take the excursion ists to all parts of the city, show ing them alt places of interest :in this section. PLEASURE' TRIP TO 8HOUP BAY The Donaldson made a trip to 'Shoup Bay today taking a large party, the guests of Colonel O’Neil ’to visit the Cliff Mine and other properties. The Valdez \people who made the trip were: Mes tmes Weeks, Walker, Paine, ilton, Crary, Scott, Grigsby, hitiey, Boyle Sullivan, De Line, ■eat and Bli^m. PRESIDENT RtAttS CURRENCY ME88AGE Washington, D. C., June 23.— President Wilson will read his currency message to the joint session Of Congress at noon to doy. Secretary ef State Bryan has indorsed the bill advocated bv the president. Change of program tomorrow at the Orpneum. Fine program. We will have Raineses, King ot Egypt, one of the best Minis ever produced in Valdez. GUMGAD WRECKED FISH EGG ISLAND Vessel Sinks as Last Passenger ia Taken in Life Boat—Cap tain Shores Vessel. Ketchikan. June 23.--Early Saturday morning the steamer Curacao of the Pacific Coast com pany, struck an uncharted rock, at Warm Chuck, about 30 miles from Fish Egg island ripping her entire hot tom. The vessel was loaded with coal which prevented I tie rapid filling of the boat with water and tin* captain made a run for shore and reached shallow water with the vessel full to I he decks and she sank when the last passen ger left the Curacao and enter ed the life boat. Several of the crew were for ced to jump overboard and were picked up by I he life boats. The vessel now lies jn 75 feet of water and her slack is just visible. A cannery lender has arrived km the scene and will take care Inf the passengers and crew and will bring them to Ketchikan. The Curacao is a new steamer and has been operated less than a year and has just come off the dry dock after having had repair ed the damage done when the vessel ran aground at Egg Is llarul a month-ago loaded with ■heavy slabs of marble from the [Southeastern Alaska quarry for ! Seattle. _ Secretary Wilson of Department of Labor Takes all Blame for Postponement. Washington, 1 *. June 33.— The Depart meiil of Justice has laccepled the resignation of spe cial prosecutor Mc.Xab, who re signed because he was forced by I lie- depart menl lo stop all pros ecutions against wealthy Sail Froneisen white slavers, and also against the Western Fuel com pany officials, who were indicted for defrauding the government by underweighing coal imports. Congress is expected to make an investigation of the charges that the poor only suffer for the crimes'they commit, while the rich go free. Secretary Wilson of the De partment of Commerce has is sued a statement lo the effect that he had ordered the post ponement of the white slave trials because the new commis >ioner of immigration was un familiar with Hie work of the depart menl. POINDEXTER WANTS INDUSTRIAL HOMY Washington, I). C., June 23.— Senator Poindexter introduced a ' bill Saturday in I lit* Senate by which all unemployed men in the country may be enlisted for three months in the industrial army,, to be operated by the government and they are to be paid S2.00 a day working on public works or in government factories. AUkeiTPASSK The Alameda passed Juneau at (5 o’clock last night and is due to reach Valdez early Wednesday morning. Billy Conley returned from the McChesney-Conley property and reports the uncovering of a .big lead on the claims and has brought to Valdez samples of the lead, which gives assays of $96 a ton.