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I ---- I * The Gateway The Gateway to the t0 tn_c , Kenai, Knik, Broad Pass Great Coal Fields of Co|d Fjc|ds Matanuska I--. - PUBLISHED DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY ___LARGEST ALASKAN CIRCULATION Vol. 9, No. 12.) SEWARD, THE GATEWAY TO ALASKA, TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 1915._____Ten CenU the Copy TWO FORTS SILENCED BUT WARSHIPS HIT Germans Submarine Another Steamer and Allied Airmen Raid Ostend. FIERCE DARDANELLES FIGHT PARIS March A—The bombardment of the Dardan elles by the allied fleet has become a fierce conflict. Two more Turkish forts have been silenced but it is admitted that many of the ships of the bombarding fleet have been hit by shells. There is no announcement of the destruc tion of any of the vessels but it is thought hardly likely that they can all escape confined as they are in the narrow limits of the channel. A continuous bombardment is be ing kept up by the allied ships from the gulf of Saros north of the Dardanelles and it is hoped that a land force can be disembarked there to march on the Dardanelles across the narrow strip of land dividing the two sheets of water. The authorities here believe that the forcing of the Dardanelles is perfectly feasible although there is great danger of severe losses to the fleet engaged. The loss, however, would be accepted gladly by France if Constan tinople could only be captured. RUSSIAN FLEET BOMBARDS PETROGRAD, March 9.—The Russian Black sea fleet has bombarded Zanguldak, a Turkish port in Asia Minor, with fine success. Eight steamers of the enemy were sunk, four batteries were silenced and large coal bunkers were destroyed. Since the naval battle of some months ago the former German cruiser Goeben has not made its presence in the Black sea felt so that the belief is growing that she was badly injured. RUSSIANS TAKE OFFENSIVE PETROGRAD, March 9.—The Germans are report ed to be withdrawing from the river Niemen to the East Prussian frontier. The Niemen is a short way over the extreme east border of East Prussia. The enemy advanc ed there after the retreat from the Mazurian lakes battle but have taken up such strong positions that the Germans, as had been expected, were unable to advance and found it prudent to fall back on their own border defenses. Severe fighting has taken place in that quarter for the past few days and is still proceeding as the Germans fall back. The force of the latest attack by the Germans on Warsaw is slackened and it will probably die out entirely today or tomorrow as the enemy is discovering the futility of such efforts. The Russians are now attacking at Piotrkow to the southwest of Warsaw with the object of compelling the enemy to withdraw some of his forces from East Prussia and also to make the Austrians withdraw some troops from the Carpathians. TRY GERMANS FOR MURDER LONDON, March 9.—The admiralty announces that the crew of the German submarine who were captured last week will be placed on trial for murder just as soon as the war is over because they sank merchant vessels without giving the men on board time to get off. The statement is supposed to be meant rather for moral effect than anything else as the trial could never come off if the war doe's not result in one certain way. An attempt to try the men or punish them on such a charge now would prob ably be met by reprisals by the Germans. GREECE NEARS VERGE ATHENS, March 9.—M. Zaimas, governor of the bank of Greece, has refused the offer of the king to form a new ministry and the situation is believed to be critical. The intention of the king evidently was to form a ministry of men who would be most likely opposed to war because of business reasons and this intention caused him to select a banker whose interests would be vitally affected by a disturbance. The general feeling seems to be growing in favor of war on the side of the allies so that Greece might have a voice in the settlement in Turkey and the Balkans generally. As matters stand now some remarkable change may come at any time but the king is apparently entirely opposed to war and for that reason is becoming unpopular with the great number of people who favor the declaration of hostilities. SEVERE FIGHTING IN WEST LONDON, March 9.—A fleet of allied airships attack ed Ostend yesterday. They dropped several bombs but the result of the raid is not well known although the airmen claim to have inflicted some damage on the enemy’s works. Severe fighting has occurred on the Arras-Lille road and both sides have lost heavily as each took the offensive at different periods of the engagments. The result of the struggle for the road is not yet known. The attacks by the French in the department of Champagne still continue and, according to all the accounts available they are pro ceeding most favorably for the allied side. V X D § s <0 kl <o kl BOUGHT VOTES FOR TWO BITS, BUNK OR MEAL. I Extraordinary Revelation* in Grand Jury Probe Into th* * Election. CHICAGO, March 9.—For twenty five cents, or a meal, or a nights lodg ing votes were bought in the recent election if the testimony before the grand jury here yesterday can be be lieved. The chief witnesses were four men who were officials in the election and who were in the very best posi tions to learn the inside facts. The ^ jury began probing the matter before ^ it was expected although it was be-1 lieved that the stories floating around after the election could have no other result than bringing about the investi gation. Many other sensational facts are said to have been brought out and it is likely that the election will be thrown out. MARIPOSA EVIDENTLY NOT COMING TODAY. That the Mariposa is not yet on the way from Seattle is evident by the following telegram: SEATTLE. March 9.—The Mariposa arrived today from Alaska. SNOW WANTS EIGHT HOUR LAW FOR UNDER GROUND. Gaustad Wants Judges to Instruct Jury Before Argument of Counsel. JUNEAU, March 1).—Representa tive C. K. Snow of Ruby introduced a bill in the legislature today providing for an eight hour day for all under ground diggings of all kinds, placer as well as quartz. Gaustad introduced a bill requiring judges to instruct juries before the arguments are pre sented by counsel. The intention of Gaustad is apparently to let the jury retire immediately after the address of the counsel and so decrease the in fluence of the judge on the minds of jurors. E. B. Roger has been appointed auditor of the Pacific Alaska Naviga tion Company in place of J. D. Amos, resigned. Marcus Talbot formerly manager of the company, died recent ly at Portland, Oregon. At the time of his death he was general manager of the Port of Portland commission. Burt B Brewster, representative of the Sullivan Machinery Company, came on a flying visit this morning to 'look over the field. He has his Alas kan headquarters at Juneau. BULGARIA SPLIT UP PARIS March 9.—The people of Bulgaria and the heads of the government there are apparently split on the question of the war. Some of them are in favor of taking the sides of the allied nations while the remainder believe they see in the war a chance for Bulgaria to get back some of its lost results of the Turkish war by attacking Servia. i The chances are good that Bulgaria will not enter the war at all but the unsettled state of opinion there will probably affect the decision of Roumania and Greece. BRITISH STEAMER SUNK LONDON, March 9.—The British collier Pengrave was submarined yesterday and sunk in Bristol channel. The occurrence took place not far from Cardiff and serves to show that the enemy’s submarines are still active on the west coast of England. No submarines have been sighted recently near Liverpool but merchant vessels find it neces sary to exercise extreme caution in leaving the mouth of i the Mersey as the enemy undoubtedly will devote more attention to that busy shipping scene than to any other. FIFTEEN BRITISHERS LOST LONDON, March 9.—The admiralty issued a report today to the effect that since the twentieth of'January the total number of British ships sunk around the British Isl ands is fifteen. As the blockade of the British coasts went into effect on February 18 the loss is regarded as very small and really insignificant. STATE CANNOT COMPEL RAILROADS TO LOSE. Supreme Court Makes Important Decision in Matter of North Dakota Freight Rates. WASHINGTON, March 9.—The supreme court today annulled the North Dakota lignite coal rate for West Virginia, holding that the state has no right to compel a railroad to carry freight or passengers at a loss. The rate was a two cents one and was fixed by the North Dakota legislature. NOME WOMAN IS LOST IN FIERCE BLIZZARD. Dog Mushers out Looking for Mrs. Dalquist of the Safety Roadhouse. NOME, March 9.—Mrs. Emma Dal quist, proprietress of the roadhouse at Safety has been lost in a severe blizzard since Sunday night and it is feared that she is dead. She was out driving a dog team when the blizzard came up. Scotty Allen and others are out searching for her. NEWS NOTES Mrs. A. Davis of Knik arrived on the Alameda this morning. Oscar Anderson has arrived and will look around with a view to establish a business here. The Watson, leaving Seattle April 5, will be the first boat to go to Knik. The Bertha will leave Seattle for Knik soon with freight and explosives. The two cases which were to have been tried yesterday were postponed until this afternoon at 2 o'clock and the results will not be known before press time probably. Two new tents appeared on the beach this morning making three which have been put up and occupied as residences in the past two or three days: And so are the words of the prophets being verified. Tom Mann and George Winkler, two well known and popular residents of Seward for some time, left today for Nevada. Mr. Munn goes to Reno and Mr. Winkler will go to Jarbidge where he has some property. Frank Joaquin from Takotna left on the Alameda today for a trip to ' the outside. It is said on good authority that the Watson has been sold out for her next | trip to Alaska. STAMPEDING TO THE MATANUSKA _ FOUR HUNDRED RANCHERS SETTLE AND ALAMEDA BRINGS MORE. Four hundred ranches have been taken up since last May in the Matan uska country and twenty people came north on the Alameda this morning to go into that country to settle down on farms. Gus Heller took up a farm there last May and was one of the first of the stampeders. He came back from the outside this morning and will be followed on the next boat by some horses which he went out to purchase. He believes the Matanuska is the greatest farming and homestead country h© knows and he expects to see a regular avalanche of people go in there. Since he staked his farm there in May most of the ranches have been taken up. — EVANS LEAVES JUNEAU. The Admiral Evans sailed west from Juneau this morning at 7:.°.0 o'clock. ALASKA NORTHERN DISPUTE IS BEING FIXED UP. Otto R. Hansen is now in the East Negotiating with the Others and Settlement is Sure. Information was received by the Gateway this morning that the law suits which have been pending be tween Otto R. Hansen and others con nected with the Alaska Northern rail road are now* on the way to settle ment. Hansen is now* in the east and the negotiations have ben going on for some time. The whole thing is about fixed and from this may come the assumption that the interview* with Boland in the New York paper had an object. ABOUT SIXTY PEOPLE COME HERE ON THE ALAMEDA. Eighteen Come from Alaska Points and the Rest From the Spirit City. Just about sixty people came on the Alameda this morning. A few* names were left of the list but in the fol-; lowing list of passengers there are fifty-seven, eighteen from w*ay points and the remainder from Seattle: Sew'ard, local: W. C. Baird, C. A. Schonaker, R. H. Chadw'ick, B. F. Watson, W. R. Moore, A. Sanders, A. Stuart, T. J. Madlen and 10 steerage. Sew*ard: H. W. Berry J. C. Erw*in, C. R Porter, W, Lodge, Thos McEwan, G. E. Theriault, W. Heitman, A. W. Tye, K. Gideon, J. P. Owens, C. Elling ton, S. Haynes, Mrs. S Haynes, Regin ald Kerr, W Kingsley, E. R. King, Mrs T. J. Ericksen, J. Folsom, G. Bates, W. 0. Clark and wife, C. C. King, G. A. Bettes, C. A. Clark, E. M. Clark. J. Campbell, P. J. Eckert, J. Webb, Gust Haller, E. Anderson, H. Harmon, A. Anderson, F. Carigan, J. Boldue, T. J. Madlen and 4 steerage. WENT OUT ON ALAMEDA. The Alameda went out just before noon with several passengers who were, however, mostly travelling men i who have been here for several days. * The following is the list: Wm. Aiken, B. H. Haack, E. L. Mc Kein, Mrs V. Morrison, B. C. Delzelle, Geo. Winkler, Thomas Munn, A. E. Ransom, C. H. Freedgrove, Frank Joaquin, G. H. Vinger, F. A. Martin, Mrs. H. Binberg, F. A. Safford, J. J. Madlen, W. H. Carsten. W. S. Fergu son, Mrs. J. E. Nussbaum, J. E. Nus sbaum, Mrs. W. E. Dunkle, T. R. Needham. The city council has discovered an old ordinance providing against the erection of tents or dangerous struct ures of any kind within the fire limits of Seward. Frank Joaquin says that operations on the Kuchluk below Bethel on the Kuskokwim last summer brought an output of twenty-five thousand dollars U. S. WARSHIPS FOR VERA CRUZ TWO MORE RUSHED AND CARRANZA IS WARNED. WASHINGTON, March 9.—Two more United States battleships were ordered to Vera Cruz today enforce the warning sent to Carrarza. T his makes three warships now oi the way to the Mexican port that was so re cently occupied by American troops. The state department this morning issued a further warning to Carranza and he was told that if the warning was not heeded this country would at once take steps to compel him to do so. In answ’er to the previous warn ing Carranza issued a general denial that the conditions in Mexico City are so bad as they were reported to be. He declares that exaggerated reports have been sent out by interested part ies for the sole purpose of securing interference of the United States gov ernment in Mexico’s affairs. It is thought here that President Wilson will again send an agent to Mexico to investigate the matter directly. EVELYN NESBIT THAW TO SWEAR FOR HARRY. Will Try to Prove that htr Former Husband is not Insane and Should Not be in Asylum. NEW YORK, March 0.—Evelyn Nesbit Thaw, the former wife of Harry Thaw and the woman who was the cause of the shooting of White, will testify today in behalf of the prisoner. Her testimony will be chief ly for the purpose of trying- to prove that he is not insane and that he can not, therefore, be kept in the asylum. Frank Watson of the P. N. Comp any arrived this morning after a busi ness trip to Valdez. LIST SENT OF MEN WHO WOULD WORK ON R. R. City Council Holds a Special Meeting and Takes up Several Im portant Matters. At a meeting last night the council concluded the business in connection with the movement to have local peo ple employed on the railroad construc tion work. Seventy-five names were secured of the men who stated their willingness to do the work. It will also be shown to the officials that there are many other men in other parts of the district who would will ingly be a part of the construction force. The council decided to pay eight per cent on its outstanding warrants. It is expected that money will soon be forthcoming to redeem them. A long discussion took place regard j ing steps for the overseeing of new buildings to insist on proper precau tions against fire. The old ordinance ! was read over and as it S'jemed not quite to cover the subject a new' ordin ance may be drawn up. The ordinance providing for the regular employment of a night watch man was finally passed. A communication from G. B. Poin dexter contained the statement that if his co-applicant for the electric franchise did not agree to the new conditions imposed by amendments he w'ould apply for the franchise alone. JOHNSON AND WILLARD TO FIGHT AT HAVANA. HAVANA, March 9.—The fight be tween Johnson and Willard for the championship of the w'orld has now been definitely fixed to take place here on April 3. It was found impossible for Johnson to meet his man at Juarez, or else, as some people think, he did not consider it the part of pru dence to go so near the United States border. William Fairman of Quartz creek, about eleven miles beyond Mile Twen ty-nine, arrived in town today on I * business.