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ROME, Jan. 16.?Famine and intense cold are adding to the sufferings of the victims of the earthquake, and causing an in crease in the slowly growing huge death roll. Food for the sufferers is plen tiful, but its transportation to many of the towns is all but im possible because of the obstruct ed roads. Casualties S0.000. PARIS, Jan. 16.?The Rome from official sources that 35,000 were killed and 45,000 injured in Wednesday's earthquake, mak ing the total casualties more than 80,000. Death lists Grow. ROZVIE. Jan. 16.?The death lists continue to grow, though more slowly than yesterday. The may reach 100,000. ROME. Jan. 16.?Kins Victor Eman stricken places last night. The sights him from which he seems uaable to companied tho King on his return. He say it is impossible to picture the suf fering. anguish and devastation to those who have not seen the strick Many Burn to Death. bri3 of fallen buildings in the enrth The ruins are still slowly burning. Scan Red Cross society, responding to an appeal for aid for tho Italian peo ple in tho hour of their suffering vot ed last night to scud ?20,000 to Rome. BOY WITNESS DIED SEVERAL WEEKS AGO Young George Waydolich. a half the case of the U. S. vs Alice Cox. in weeks ago. News of the boy's death has aol regard to the shooting of "Red" Baker which young Waydoiich witnessed The affidavits may be introduced as government evidence if the Cox worn an 1s held by the grand jury. JUDGE JENNINGS RETURNING steamship Aiameda. according to ad left for the Sound, where Mrs. Jen ly after the adjournment o; the las session of court at Ketchikan. Court will be convoncd hero on Fet LEWIS TO COME NORTH Empire ads reach? buyers. THE WEATHER TODAY. Rainfall?1.88 inches. DENY NEV HEARING IN An echo of the famous Cunningham; coal land caso was heard hero today when the United States land office ro coived notice from the Commissioner, of the General laud office that the mo-: Uou of the Cunningham claimants for! ring river district were located in 1903-1 re-hearing, had been denied. The Cunningham claims in the Bc 04 by Clarence Cunningham and asso-, ciatcs. among whom was Nate Mul len of Juneau. Application for patent was made in 1907, when tho claim-j ants paid in the purchase price on the; thirty-threo claims in the group, each of whiciT having-had 160 acres of! It was then that Ixmis R. Glavis.' then head of tho field division of the general land office, made his charges serving tho Guggenheim interests as "dummy locators." A hearing was held in 1910 Glavis meanwhile retir ing in the nation-wide scandal that stirred Washington to great oxclto Tbe government subsequently failed to prove the truth of the Glavis charges, but the government's charges tho Interest of the individual locators, hut were under an associate agree- I ment,. brought about the cancellation of the claims in Septembor, 1912. It was then that Sccretary-of tho Interior Walter L. Fisher refused to grant the ?The denial of the motion tc review the caso will forever closo the Cunlng ham controversy, ft Is, believed. OLD OREGON LEAVES EOR PANAMA CANAL BREMERTON, Wash.. Jan. 16. ? | The battleship Oregon sailed at noon ly for Panama to lead the Ameri can fleet through the canal. | The Oregon will pass through the and Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels will then be transferred to the Oregon and pass through the can al on that ship. Admiral George Dew ey will follow on the cruiser Olym pia. his old flagship of the Asiatic fleet which won the victory at Manila lay. FATHER DUNCAN CASE IS SQUASHEE KETCHIKAN. Jan. 16. ? IJpitei States Commissioner E. S. Stnckpoh Tate yesterday afternoon Indefinitely postponed the case of C. D. Jones teacher of the government school a Metlakahtla. against the Rev. VVillian I Duncan, who had been charged wttl using: threatening language. it Is believed here the caso has bcei settled out of court, Mr. Duncan ha ! returned to his colony, and will loav soon for Washington. PRESIDENT ASKED TO VISIT JUNEAl President Woodrow Wilson has bcc: ? invited to corae to Juneau and bo th ! guest of the city, at the conclusion c -1 Me forthcoming trip to California an (? other Pacific Coast States. The City Council, at a meeting hcl a last night, took action to extend th i- courtesy of an invitation to the Prcs .. dent, and the letter will be^forwarde >? Club and of Federal officials. ORME VERY ILL 2400 AT WORK AGAIN. ?^? NEW YORK. Jan. 16.?The Beet Grove shops of the New York.Ccntr at Indianapolis, have re opened, gi lng employment to 2,400 men. '0 shops have been closed several week At Its first meeting since Docenjberl a memorial to Congress asking per In the sum of $75,000 for the construc tion of a school building, took tenta tive action on reducing the Biro of the area it is proposed to anuox to the annual assessments, ordored the de struction of two shacks, endorsed the and allowed claims aggregating sov erul hundred dollars. Channel, Snake river, (Nome), and ? dorscment of the bill, it took action: instructing the clerk to notify thej Delegato that It was essontlnl that at ?40.000 should be appropriated; I Commission, and former Superintend ent Robert A. Kcnzle, of the Tread-: 'well'mines, hud, after an examination,i ! structed. On the City Limits. the city.showing the proposed now' j boundaries with the territory it is proposed to annex, was submitted to < election is held among the residents nexation. ened up by the construction of the ; Boston group o? claims is included. A letter of protest against annoxing 1 the property lying, within the Juneau Water Company's mining claims ly j Gold Creek, was received from R. P. ?I Lewis, owner or the water company. i is said in his letter: "I- protest the inclusion within the city limits of this habitation, and it never can be and in ' site property." Mr. Lewis also pro tested against the annexation of the 1 ground lying along Gold Creek, to the > Northwest of the company's property. The Tax Ordinance. t duced by Councilman W. E. BrltL The i bill is designed to give the Council i and the assessor longer time In which to make their tax assessments and col a hurried and pressed, to pay their tax b cs without having as much to saj about tholr property as they desired,' Mr. Britt said. Tho ordinance, woult mi ke tax monies payable In August Mayor objecteu on tne grounu uiu e The Mayor bollcved that the muni tl Fall Instead of In tho Spring. Ho \vu told that tho organic law provided tha d all municipal elections in Alaska mus p be held in April. il LODGE SAYS NATION WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.?Sonato ll military establishment last night. H , former v- sul at Brcalau. says the Germans ha\ ,8. which 142 are ol the 42-centimeter iyp PETROGRAD, Jan. 16. ? A sweeping victory by the Russian armies that are operating and Eleventh Turki.b army mous losses in the vicinity of Ivaraurgan. These Turkish army corps were recently badly defeated by they endeavored to reorganize pletely routed them. bravely until the whol.e regiment j had been wiped ou?. Germans to Resume Offensive.. PETROGRAD, Jan. 16.?The; Russian General Staff is con vinced that the Germans west: and southwest of Warsaw have j decided on a general offensive] movement farther south. German troops have reiniorc:; ed the Austrians for a drive at; . the Russians. The movement is j designed to relieve Bukowina j and Northern Hungary from the danger of further invasion. * RUSSIANS SINK ? Caucasia arc reported as hav WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.?Secrotnry of State William J. Bryan has warned . Gen. Carranzn. formerly head of the . Constitutionalists of Mexico, that Ho I must ccaso confiscating Tamplco oil i plants, and that the export from the . plants must not be interfered with. LONDON. Jan. 1G.?London news TACOMA, Jan. 1C. ? Mrs.. Berthi lhg to death Clarence Hall, the three 3 year-old child of Amos Hall, a cor i- Juneau will bo S. Howard Ewlng. J _ d PETROC.RAD, Jar.. 16,?The Rii a- slan foreign- ministers deny "the al NEW ARMY EN HOB thrown an absolutely new army of I nounccment that was received from operate In conjunction with the Rus the East Prussia, and to attack the the public. Knowledge of its organl kept from the people. The coup If/ MOVEMENT VEILED BY LARGE CAVALRY FORCE LONDON, Jan. 16.?Tho movement of tho new Ronatan army of 1,000,000 Into North Poland and into a position tha\ places it within striking distance veil of-cavalry which which extended was marching. Germans. A constantly nccummuiat forced to move quickly to keep out of J EXPORT WASHINGTON. Jan. 1C. ? United In Congress have promised to lend their support to a movement that has ! for Its object the prohibition of fur ther Wheat exporting; Those' respon sible for the movement fear that the ^attractive pricos offering for wheat In ? Europe will deplotc tho American sup ply so that thcro will not be enough I five cent.- a bushel in the first 15 Senate and House of Representatives to prohibit the exportation of wheat. To Probe Market. WASHINGTON, Jan 10.?The I'roa through the United States attornoya TACOMA POSTMASTER ' Wood row Wilson has dotcrmincd tc Stewart Is Progressive. l" party in this State. and was an orlg if and Control to ho free to accept th _ !. : ;.S. ,3k '-\ r ' ! . Sir George Naroc, who was a tnmou li !3 ALASKA GOLD. SM3SER WASHINGTON, Jan. 1G. ?j President Woodrow Wilson is; expected to send to the Senate today the name of James A. Smi ser, to be United States district .attorney for the First Alaska ju dicial division, with headquar ters at Juneau, Alaska. It is said Mr. Smiser's name has been agreed upon. I ?> 4. .J. .$? + + + ? NO HILARITY ON *| ? KAISER'S BIRTHDAY * BERLIN. Jan. 16.?The Rcl- ?> ? chnnzelger today published a ? decree, signed by Emperor 4-j ?!* William, according to which v | ?> His Majesty, in view of the ?> | ? seriousness of the present alt- 4?) uatlon, asks that all foativltlo.s | formerly held on the occasion 4-| or his birthday be omitted this * I ? The Emperor':) birthday oc ? curs January 27. Ho will bo ?.j ? fifty-six years of ago. *j ? ?> ?> ? 4* 4? 4* * ? ? 4 OBSTRUCTIONISTS j MAY CHECK PlANSj WASHINGTON. Jan. 1G.~Owing to the obetrutclvo tactics of Republican: Senators and the vast accumulation of legislative needs of the Country, it is regarded as unlikely that the so-call ed administration legislative program can bo completely carried out at the present session of Congress which has only six whole weeks and three legis lative days in March left in which to Shipping Bill to Pass. It Is believed that the shipping bill and tho appropriation bills will get i through, but it is believed to be doubt ! ful if the conservation and Philippine bills can be adopted. Whether or not tho failure to pass these bills, which tho President said in his recent Indianapolis speech that ho regarded as important, will result in a special session of the noxt Con grcss is not known. It is known that the Presidents very anxious to secure the passage of these, and some oilier; measure;), and, If his bills can be brought to a vote it is believed that there will be no doubt of their sue CCHS. ENGLAND MAY STOP GERMAN CABLE USE LONDON, Jan. 16?The Daily Chron icle exposes tho ecandnl of the Ger man use of the British transatlantic cables and demands a cable blockade against Germany similar to that the United States established in 1898 against Spain. It says: ??T* i<, a onrthViR anomaly whereby I the British navy 1b employed to pre vent the delivery to Germany of neu tral goods, "while nil the time, tho or dering of these goods, without which ; delivery could not bo attempted, Is allowed to proceed merrily through t British cables across British soli. Gor , many thus gots powerful weapons ov r ory day for use against economic ! Btrangulatlon," ?, ? ?? AUSTRIA WANTS TO BE TOLD AGAIN r ATHENS, Jan. 16.?Austria is de i- clared to have asltcd Italy to give new c assurances in regard to the occnpatlor ;? of Avlona and tho surrounding hll r country. il t BIG BELGIAN SHIP c LAUNCHED IN IRELAftf BELFAST, Jan. Ifi.^The Red Sta liner Belgenland, tho."biggest Belglai vessel ever built, was launched at th il yards of Harland ?& Wolff. She ha s a displacement of 33,000 tons, and ca: y accommodate 3,000 passengers. Sh will ho put In the Antworp-Now Yor service when conditions permit. id Everybody reads the Empire, A< CANADIANS WIN FROM GERMANS LONDON, Jan. 16.?A bril liant victory won by the Cana dian troops in Belgium yester day is the war sensation in Lon don today. One of the Canadian regiments distinguished itself by a daring bayonet charge which cleared and took trench after trench. The "slouch hatted men of Canada*' went into action with a yell that would put to shame the red Indians of their own West, shouting, "For Canada and Old England," and there was no re sisting their enthusiasm and val or. The battle was fought in Deadman's valley near Ypre3. The result was to give the Allies considerable ground that had been held by the Germans. The London newspapers give unstinted praise to the bravery of the Canadian troops and the skill with which they were han dled. They carried the trained, professional soldiers of Germany who have fought and won and lost in so many severe battles since the beginning of the war completely off their feet Fre quently they were pitted against superior numbers, but with abso-. lute lack of any semblance of fear and with an enthusiasm that amounted to wrecklesspess they went at the enemy with no idea other than victory. Floods Add Terrors. PARIS, Jan. 16.?Floods and rain are adding to the terrors of the war in Northern France and Belgium, and interfering with the movement of troops and supplies. The River Seine is out of its banks, and causing great dam age in Paris an dthe country be tween this city and the English channel. Other streams are so high that temporary military bridges are being carried away. Aisne Battle Ceases. LONDON, Jan. 16.?The fury of the battle along the Aisne has spent itself, and the Germans for the present, at least, are making no effort to extend the gains they won over the French. Further German successes are reported fro mBerlin, but they are of decidedly minor im portance. ITALIANS ORDER GERMANS OUT OF THEIR COUNTRY PARIS, Jan. 16.?A Rome cable says that GermanB, arriving thoro to purchase, corn, boots, and other sup : plies, despito the decree forbidding their exportation, were warned to do part from the country. Violating Neutrality. PARIS, Jan. 16.? A Milan cablo ? I says that an Austro-German conspir ? j acy to corner and smuggle contraband 1 foodstuffs, blankets, and war matcr I lals from a small Italian port in the Adriatic aboard Austrian ships has been discovered. Two Italians, ono a customs offlcor, have been arrested > in connection with the case. Germany Is said to have tried to buy $75,000 r worth of rice and offored to pay $30, i 000 ns a bribe. ? b ' ? ? ? s BANK OF FRANCE IS a LEGALLY IN PARIS AGAIN k PARIS, Jan. 16.?A French decree has been published, abrogating the or der issued by the government on ScpL i- 2, transferring the Bank of England of Franco from Paris to Bordeaux.