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vou 1Q , VALDEZ, ALASKA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1913. NO. 46.
WAR 10 DUBLIN1 Ulsterites Hold Meetings in Home Rule Stronghold and Rioting Fol lows Address of Protest. ; DUBLIN, Dec. 1.—The Ulster Un ionists have carried the War into this city against home rule for Ireland and are holding a series of meetings pro testing against the measure. The meetings have been attended by vast throngs of people who are in sym pathy with the northerners in their tight to keep the British parliament from passing the measure. The meetings have been followed by fierce rioting and it is believed tlie police will have to prohibit furth er addresses by the Unionists. Fol lowing a meeting held last night the police were kept busy for hours at tempting to restore order. The two factions are bitterly opposed to each other in religion and there is no pos sibility of their being reconciled. The Unionists declare that the j province will rebel if the measure is passed and the British parliament does not make provision to keep Ul ster separate and under tlie British laws as at present. At a review of their troops recently by the officers who will have command if rebellion breaks out, fifteen thousand trained men paraded. Ambulance corps have been organized in which many of the leading women of the north of Ire land have enlisted. The determined opposition of Ul ster to the home rule bill and the fear that its passage would lead that province to open rebellion has caused the members of parliament consider able worry. The province is largely Protestant and they assert that home title will mean their being govern ed by Catholics who would legislate against them. A very large percent age of the land in Ireland is owned by persons of the Protestant faith and it is mainly through the land owners and secret societies that the opposition is being fostered. to mm POTATO DISEASE Canada Takes Steps to Assist in Stop ping the Ravages of Potato Scab in the West. OTTAWA, Dec. 1.—Canada plans to co-operate with the government of the United States to eradicate the dis ease which has been destroying the potato crop in many sections of the west. The disease is known as the "powdery scab” and has resulted in the loss of millions of dollars to the farmers of both countries. The scab made Its appearance in the western states several years ago and is supposed to have been brought from Europe through some person who wished to try an experiment with a new variety of potato. The dis ease has been prevalent in India for years and has greatly added to the famine there by the destruction of the crops. The agricultural departments of both countries will work to eradicate the disease before it has gained a firmer foothold on the soil. Seed po tatoes will be imported from coun tries which have escaped its ravages and farmers will be compelled to plant potatoes which have passed gov ernment inspection. The farmers of the west have been cautioned to watch for the appearance of the pest as it is very prevalent in California. Ladies! Who wish to be fitted in Nu Bone Corsets should make appointment at once, r.s i am leaving on the next steamer. Phone 105, Fish building. MRS. T. R. NEEDHAM. GRAFT RING IN ST. PAUL CITY Man Indicted by Grand Jury for Ex tortion Has Confessed, Implicat ing Many Others in Crimes. ST. PAUL. Dec. 1—“Wilie” Wolf, who was Indicted by the grand jury for attempted extortion from the keep ers of resorts in various parts of the city, has confessed. His confession involves many persons who have been prominent in politics in the city for years and has created a sensation. The affair will be probed to the bottom as the confession of Wolf in dicates that the city police depart ment is in the hands of a gang, who are attempting to organize a ring similar to that which existed in New York. Scores of keepers of the down town resorts were before the grand jury and it is understood that several secret indictments have betpi return ed against members of the police force. Wolf is the only person who has been arrested and lie lias prom ised to tell all he knows. TEAMSTERS STRIKE; TROUBLE FEARED Officials of the Teamsters Union Call Out Men After Failure to Set tle Difficulties. INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 1—The Teamsters’ Union has ordered a strike of all its members in this city after a protracted attempt to have the scale of wages raised. Sometime ago the union voted to strike if the «» employers d:d not grant the increase demanded, but the officials have beet negotiating for a settlement without having to call the men from 11:, work. The transfer companies have an nounced that they will experience no trouble in filling the places of the men. They claim that more men have promised to accept positions than they will require. In case the places of the strikers are filled with non-union men and the companies at tempt to operate trouble is feared and the police are held in readiness for action. Mayor Wallace, who accepted the position since the removal of May or Shank, has attempted to have the officials of the companies and the leaders of the teamsters settle their differences by arbitration, but the former claim to have nothing to ar bitrate, as they cannot afford to pay the demands of tbe union. FIRECRACKERS GIVE WARNING OF FIRE Firecrackers served as an efficient fire alarm in the case of a house that caught fire in Minneapolis recently, feting on the suggestion of a member of the fire department, the owner, when building his house, had scatter ed firecrackers among the rafters, studding, flooring and wall spaces. A test of this novel fire alarm system occurred recently when fire broke out during the night. The popping of the firecrackers set off by the flames, awoke the sleeping occupants of the house, who were able to put out the fire before it had got beyond control. Some firemen assert that this plan has no equal in giving an early alarm. NOTICE. No claimant for Cinderella, won b; ticket No. 142 at the Catholic Fair, has appeared. Holders of tickets will pleaRe preser>e same as she will be raffled again at the Orpheum Theati December 3, unless in the meantime the winning number shall have been presented. AFTER THE COLO STORAGE DEALERS Bill Introduced Into House Which Will Limit the Time of Storage of Food Stuffs to Months. WASHINGTON, Dec. 1.—Congress man McKellar, of Tennessee, has In troduced a bill into the House pro viding for the regulation of the cold storage business. Under its provis ions beef which has been in stor age for more than seven months will be considered unfit for human con sumption. Butter, eggs, mutton, pork, and poultry of all kinds will be limit ed to three months. The cold storage dealers through out the country are strongly opposed to the measure, claiming that the lim it is entirely too short in all cases. They assert that it is necessary to keep the products of the spring and summer in storage for the winter, when there is a scarcity of ail the articles mentioned in the list. The dealers declare that the bill will wmrk a great injustice if passed, as it will practically destroy the cold storage business. They w-ould wel come the most rigid inspection by the government at all times. The deal ers will make an effort to have the limit extended to cover one year, claiming that many persons in the country who are able to buy cold storage supplies would be unable to secure some of the articles during many months of the year. They pro fess to believe that eggs, poultry and many kinds of meat would increase enormously in price if the measure is passed. PUSS SYSTEM Even President Shea, of the Pennsyl vania Road, Must Buy Transpor tation in the Future. PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 1.—An order has been issued by the directors of j the Pennsylvania railroad system abolishing the custom of granting passes to employes of the company. The order includes even President Shea, who must purchase transporta tion for his private car. The officers claim that the privil ege has been abused in the past and that they fear prosecution on the part of the government. They believe that the men have been securing transpor tation and passing it over to friends. Every passenger traveling over the lines will be required to purchase tickets from the agents. Employes transferred to different stations must buy tickets and secure their refund through the office. DIVIDE TIME WTH CURRENCYMEASURE WASHINGTON, Dec. 1.—The Alas ka railroad bill will probably be heard in the Senate wheu none of the sen ators are ready to speak on the cur rency question. It is believed that the measure will meet with approval but the supporters of the bill do not like the arrangement of having it di vide time with such an important measure as the currency bill. Order Eaetern Star. Regular meeting of Valdez Chapter, No. 5, Order of the Eastern Star next Tuesday evening, Dec. 2, for election of officers for the coming year. At tendance of all members is desired. BERTHA C. COCKERILLE,' Worthy Matron. Furniture of all kinds at Rudolph’s. PORTLAND AFTER ALASKAN TRADE Commercial Organizations of the Rose City Have Succeeded in Inducing Dollar Co. to Enter Field. PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 1.—The Chamber of Commerce and other com mercial organizations of this city have closed negotiations with the officials of a steamship company to place a line of steamers in the Alaska trade from this city. The first steamer will leave this port on January 1, 1914. The need of a steamer service from Portland to Alaska has been urged by the commercial organizations for years but the companies have always failed to secure a guarantee of suf ficient freight to warrant the expense to trying the experiment. During the past summer a number of cannery owners, who have headquarters in this city, agreed to give their busi ness to the Robert Dollar Steamship company if they would maintain a regular service. The company has agreed to do so and steamers now lying at San Francisco will come north this month for the trade. The company plan to place steam ers specially adapted to the trade in commission. They will have large freight capacity and good passenger accommodations. Next summer a line of steamers will be placed on the Nome run and if satisfactory connec tions cannot be made with the river steamers a service will be organized as the Portland people are determin ed to secure their share of the Alaska trade. THE EGG DEALERS Hold Conference But Cannot Come to Terms and Continue to Refuse to Buy at Market Prices. CHICAGO, Dec. 1.—The housewives boycott against the egg dealers in this city is still on. A committee representing the women waited upon the dealers this morning but were un able to reach a settlement as the latter claim to be unable to reduce the price. The women assert that the price demanded by the dealers is exorbitant and they have refused to buy eggs at the prices asked. An effort was made to supply the trade through outside dealers but the supply was not equal to the demand. The local dealers assert that the women are be r ing imposed upon by dealers in other cities, who are using them to work off a large supply of eggs which have been in cold storage too long. AGED SCOUT GOES ON A JEW TRAIL DENVER, Colo., Dec. 1.—Oliver Wiggins, a pioneer of the west and a noted scout in (he Indian wars of the frontier days, died here last night. He was 90 years old and led a most eventful life. He was one of the most daring scouts and had many thrilling experiences. TEACHING YOUNG TURKS TO BE PATRIOTIC CONSTANTINOPLE, Dec. 1.—Pic tures which are said to Illustrate the atrocities practiced upon Turks dur ing war are being exhibited in the public schools for the purpose of cre ating a patriotic feeling of resentment against the Greeks and Bulgars in the minds of the pupils. REBEL ARMY IS After Its Capture General Villa Will Join Carranza and United Army Will Attack Capital. _ • I ! JUAREZ, Dec. 1.—General Villa, with an army numbering several thousand men, is marching on the city of Chihuahua. The army is well pro visioned and have plenty of ammuni tion. The general is confident that he will be in possession of the city in less than a week. The city is poorly fortified owing to many of the federate troop having been with drawn to support the government army in other districts. Alter the fall of Chihuahua Gener al Villa plans to join forces with General Carranza and march upon Mexico City. The rebels are in pos session of almost the entiree northern states and with the fall of Chihuahua the federal troops will be without re serves in the north from which to draw men and supplies. The garri son there is also well supplied and the rebel leaders are counting on its capture in their plans for the march southward. KAISER WILLIAM SHORT OF MONEY Bankers of Germany Have Been Ask-^ ed to Make Loans or Feel Dis pleasure of the Emperor. RERUN, Dec. 1.-Despite the fact that he has an income of $5,500,000 annually (he Kaiser is reported to be in desperate straits financially. He is understood to have applied to sev eral of the leading bankers for loans aggregating millions but the tinancial men do not regard the propositions with favor. There are many branches of the royal family who are supported by the emperor and the drain on his re sources are enormous, lfe is report ed to have made many investments which have not proven financial suc cesses, among which was his fath ering of the Zepelin Airship com pany, in which he has taken great pride. The Kaiser experienced a strin gency in money matters some years ago and the failure of bankers to make loans at his request was fol lowed by many persons who had been conspicuous at German court func tions being»dropped from the list. His tinancial condition is being made cap ital of by the Socialists. TOOK MERCURY AS A COUGH MEDICINE NEW YORK, Dec. 1.—Another pa tient is being treated in the Sunshine Sanitarium who took mercury by mistake. This is the third case which has been brought to the hospital dur ing the past two months. Physicians state that the patient cannot be cur pd. Both the others have died. One of whom was a bridegroom and took the mercury believing it to be cough medicine. SUFFRAGETTES WELCOME MRS. PANKHURST HOME PARIS, Dec. 1.—The suffragettes of this city are planning a reception tor Mrs. Pankhurst who is soon to arrive from a trip through America. Many of the leaders of the movement in England have arrived and will wel come her. c The Nemo. Fundamental principles upon which Nemo Corsets are based are Hygien ics, Fashion, Durability and Stability. Once a Nemo wearer, always a Ne mo wearer. At E. WINTER’S, the Ladies’ Furnisher. ASK PRESIDENT HELP MOVEMENT Delegates to the Suffragette Conven tion in Washington Present Res olutions to Him. WASHINGTON, Dec. 1.—Five hun dred delegates to the National Suf fragette convention, which is in ses sion here, passed a resolution urg ing President Wilson to aid the wo men of America to gain the universal right to vote. The resolution will be presented to the president this after noon by a committee of prominent women. The conventioa is attended by a larger crowd than ever before in the history of the organization. Many of the most prominent women speakers of America are in the city and will deliver addresses. Plans are being formulated for an aggressive cam paign in the states where legislation providing for the extension of the franchise to women is pending. The delegates to the convention generally are opposed to the English militant methods of carrying on the warfare. Resolutions of encourage ment to the women of England which were to have been introduced before the convention have been withdrawn, fearing lack of support and criticism. The American women realize that they are making progress in overcom ing the opposition among their own sex and believe that the time is near at hand when the work will have been accomplished which was started forty live years ago when the first conven tion of the association was held. Tonight at the Orpheum will be shown the following tine pictures: Great French Army Maneuvers. Gau mont Weekly The World in Motion. Morocco, the Mysterious: swell scen ic pictures from Africa. Wheelright Warned, Thitnhouser comedy and a good one. SPLIT IN PARTY Says President Wilson is Greater Czar Than He Was, Which is Go ing Some All Right. CHICAGO, Dec. 1—Uncle Joe Can non is in the city and in' an inter view states that President Wilson is proving himself to be a greater czar than any Republican ever dared to be. Cannon says the Democrats ac cused him of being autocratic, but that they are only beginning to learn that he is not the only despot. The former speaker predicts that there will be a split in the Demo cratic party which will result in then' defeat at the next election.. He does not believe that the farmers will be satisfield with the tariff reduction when they begin to feel its full force. They will find themselves competing, with the cheap labor of other coun tries and prices will be accordingly low without any benefits. Mr. Cannon believes the split in the Democratic party will come over the currency question. The bankers all over the country fear the innova tion of the system and are doing their utmost to have the features to which they object eliminated. He predicts that if the measure passes President Wilson will have an opportunity of carrying’out his threat to make an example of those responsible for cre ating the panic, which he believes will surely follow the passage of the measure. LOST—A broadcloth overcoat with velvet collar at Moose hall on Sat urday evening at the Catholic dance. Anybody knowing anything of its whereabouts please notify Fabian Miller, at S. Blum & Company's. •