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VOL. V., NO. 685. . JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1915. ' " " - PRICE TEN CENTS.
$2,000,000 FOR FOOD THIS YEAR WASHINGTON. Feb. Z?Secretary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane today formally asked for $2,000,000 for this year's quota of the $35,000,000 appro priation for Alaska's railroad. He named that figure when called before the civil sundry bill committee. The request of Secretary of the In terior Lane is bolieved'to indicate that title will not be acquired to any of the constructed railroads this year. It is believed here that the construc tion this summer will consist mainly of a line from Ship creek to the Mat anuska coal fields. A blil appropriating $2,000,000 for the purpose stated will be introduced in Congress this week. ?????????? ? ?> + WHEAT REACHES RECORD * + PRICE IN CANADA * ? * + WINNIPEG. Manitoba, Feb. 2 * ? ?Wheat reached $1.50 a bushel ? + here yesterday for the first -> + time in the history of West- + + era Canada. Farmers who have * been holding for that price now ? + are figuring on $2 wheat, so the ? + sales continue slow. + ? ? v v JC v r v v t v -r v v v ?f v v PARRY STILL ON PRESIDENTS SLATE WASHINGTON. Feb. 2.?Will H. Parry, of Seattle. Joseph F. Davies. of Wisconsin, now coram'scioner of cor porations; E. N. Hurley, of Chicago. George Foster Peabody, of New York,; and a man from the South are on: President Wilson's tentative slate fori appointment to the new Federal trade! commission. It is not known whether; Mr. Peabody would accept, but with; the possibility of a change or two,; it is expected that the nominations might go to the Senato this week. Par ry is a Progressive, Davies. Hurley and Peabody aro Democrats. WALL STREET IS IN MIDST OF POVERTY NEW YORK. Feb. 2. ? Shocking; housing conditions in tumbledown tone-, meats that stand in tho shadows or Wall Street skyscrapers arc revealed! in a report by the men's committee of Trinity church. Within a stone's throw of real es state that could not be bought for enough gold pieces sat edgewise to; cover the lot are slums where eight' person?men and women indiscrimin-' ately?sleep in one miserable ill-ven tilated room, the report declares. Trinity stands on Broadway at the! head of Wall Street, in the heart of the great financial center of New York, j Millionaires are us thick in tho streets j as Congressmen in Washington. Two minutes' walk to the east from the1 door of the church is tho stock ex change, where fortunes are made and lost in the clatter of tho thousand tick ers. BAD DAY FOR THE OLD GROUND-HOG! ? It the alleged faith of the ground-, hog in the tradition of his kind is based on fact, wo are in for some bad weather before the sun gets back on our side of the equator. Today la' "Ground-hog Day." and if the ground \ hog came out he saw his shadow, for tho sun was shining brightly here abouts this morning. The New Eng land tradition is that the ground-bog comes out of his hole on the second1 day of February and if ho sees his, shadow ho hastens back to cover to remain for six weeks. ALDRICH TO FRATERNIZE WITH AGED PIONEERS Senator F. A. Aidricb ieav.es tonight! for a trip to Sitka, where he will J pay a visit to the Pioneers* Home.; Senator Aldrich, as President of the Grand Igloo. Alaska Pioneers, is per-i sonally known to a good many of the | Territorial charges in the Home. THE WEATHER TODAY. Maximum?41. Minimum?35. Partly cloudy. ! SHIPPING BILL RUNS ONJNAG WASHINGTON. Feb. 2.?A bolt o nine Democrats from the ship-pur chase bill In the shape in which it now is brought about an adjournment oJ cho Senate without action on the meas ure. However, Senator John \V Kearn, of-Indiana, Democratic leader ! says the bill will be passed. The Dem ; ocrats are now holding a caucus, ani will try to change the bill so that il ' will receive the supoprt of practically ' all the Democrats and Progressives, j The strength Vf the opposition tc the bill developed yesterday evening when Senator James P. Clarke, Dem : ocrat, of Arkansas, moved to rocom j mit the bill to the commerce com 1 mittee with instructions to amend it in certain particulars. Senator W. J, ; Stone, of Missouri, Democrat, moved ; to lay the motion on the table. The ! Republicans xwho oppose the bill joined with nine Democrats and Sen ator Stono'B motion was defeated 4-1 to 42. The Democrats succeeded in getting an adjournment without a vote on Senator Clarke's motion, and a caucus was immediately called. It is still in cession. The administration forces, while disappointed at the turn tho bill took in the Senate, say that it will be passed as soon as the differences over its terms ore adjusted. Underowod Defends Bill. Democratic Houso Leader Oscar W. Underwood defended the position of the President on the ship-purchase bill this morning in a speech in the United lower house. He ridiculed the con tention that the bill if it should be come a law might involve the United States. JAMES HAMILTON LEWIS COMMAND IN FIGHT WASHINGTON, Feb. 2. ? Although somewhat pale and still far from strong as a result of his recent se rious illness ab-the exocutivo man sion at Springfield, 111., where ho was taken sick which ho and Mrs. Lowis were guests of Gov. and Mrs. E. F. Dunne, Senator James Hamilton Lewis is "on the job" as Democratic whip iu the United States Senate. Upon him devolves the duty of seeing that the Democratic Senators are within reach when wanted in the shiplpurchase bill fight He is strongly suporting the administration measure. TEACHERS MAY MAKE UP CHICAGO'S DEFICIT CHICAGO, Feb. 2.?Chicago schools aro short more than $1,000,000 for 1915. This disclosure was made to a spec ial division of the board of education finance committee yesterday afternoon. Finding no plan that would work out to relieve the situation, the special committee "passed tho buck" to Mrs. Ella Flagg Young, superintendent of schools, who has proposed that teach ers all donate two weeks' salary. WOMEN URGE "MADE IN U. S. A. LEGISLATION BOSTON. Mass., Feb. 2.?Tho Wo man's Board of Trade of Massachu setts has asked each United States Senator and Congressman to enact legislation making it a r-.sdemcahor to use foreigu labels on goods manu factured in this country. The Board of Trade says that 90 per cent, of the goods bearing foreign labels are man. ufactured in America. U. S. COINAGE WAS MORE THAN $60,000,000 WASHINGTON, Feb. 2.?Tho Unit ed States coinage in 1914 was $61, 750.161. in 145,$50,157 pieces. FAGANS TO LEAVE. Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Fagan, Jr., and children will leave on the first boat for Seattle, where they will make their home In the future. Mr. Fagan intends returning to a business asso ciation with his father. Mr. Fagan camo hore over a year ago, and has been identified with the Alaska Gastineau Mining company. TITLE TO GOLD BELT HE t| Judge Fred M. Brown this alter-j - noon decided the suit brought by the ? government to caucol the patent to : the tract known as tho Golden Belt - reality addition, against the govern . ir.ent. Judge Brown's opinion in con , elusion, says: "In my judgment the . plaintiff has failed to establish a care ! requiring the cancellation of the pat t ent in question and the plaintiff's com ? plaint ought to be dismissed. Findings and decree may be prepared according ) iy." : Defendants to the suit were J. F. . .Malony, Mrs. Lilh A. Olds. Mamie S. . Williams, Mary C. Hobert, Lloyd M. . Rittor. Lydia K. Ritter, Claude Eric i son, B. D. Stewart, E. R. Jaeger, Wll . liarr J. Reck, Belle G. Simpson, F. J. ; Wettrick. Walter K. Zott, Vera A. T. Zott," Mrs. J. T. Welch, J. H. Cobb and I J. J Clarko. Patent to the ground, which was [ known as the Kractiopal Lode Mining claim, was issued on Juno 21. 1009. . The application for patent was mado , March 31, 1908, nearly two months after an adverse suit for possession of the ground had been decided against: G. S. Bakkc, and others, and in favor of Mv. Malony and his associates. Judge Brown declares: "The high-i est authority in the United States is; unquestionably to the effect that a patent, being a written public grant of the highest character, should only bo set aside on clear and convincing proof of fraud, and I am satisfied there j was no fraud perpetrated here, and fully agreo with tho special agont of the land office upon whose report said land was passed to a patent." SUPREME COURT PULLS | TEETH EROM MANN ACT1 WASHINGTON, Feb. 2.?The Unit ed States Supreme court ruled yester day that In cases of indictment.-; under the Mann white slave act. whore a wo man transported by a man from one Stato to another, tho woman should be indicted with tho man as co-conspira-1 tor. Tl.c decision, it is believed, will re sult in the lessening of the number of Indictments under the act. WHITEHORSE IS READY FOR FIRST EXECUTION WHITEHORSE, Feb. 2.?Everything Is being made in readiness for the i first execution of capital punishment; at this place. Komllio Cacsral, an Ital ian, will be hanged hero Friday for the murder of a fellow countrymon. Domlnico Molis, which was committed somotlmo last February. Sheriff Georgo Brimstone is hero for tho purpose of carrying out the judg- j mcnt of tho court that Caesarl should i be hanged. The scaffold is being erected. An effort is still being made to se cure tho commution of Caesarl's son tencc to life imprisonment, but It is thought not likely that it will comc. ? w m m CAPT. BARTLETT SAYS MISSING MAN IS DEAD BOSTON', Mass., Feb. 2.?Cap:. Rob ert Bartlett, commander of tbo steam er Karluk, which carried tho Stefau 3son expedition to the Arctic, express-! cd :Ue belief today that the eight miss ing oxplorers of the expedition per-' lshed long ago. "Those eight men set out last Feb ruary from the place where the Karluk wns crushed in tho ice, and headed for Wrangell Island eighty miles distant," h.j said. "They nover reached tho is land. The men had neither proper Eupplies nor experience in Arctic work to carry them safely through-all the months since February, 1914. They perished, without doubt" UNITED STATES POPULATION TO PASS 100,000,000 MARK WASHINGTON, Feb. 2.?The popu lation of the United States will roach tho 100,000,000 mark either In Febru ary or April of this year, according to the googrr-pher of tho census bureau. PHOENIX, Ariz., Fez. 2. ? Severe floods are sweeping over Arizona. Ranchers of the lowlands are fleeing to higher ground for safety. A groat deal of livestock has neon lost, and the streets of Globe, Miami, Glondale, Tuc son, Bisbee, Tempo, Buckeye nnd Ar lington nre inundated. Traius on nearly ail of the railroads are stalled, and nowhere nre they run ning on schedule. The loss of property on account of the floods will be enormous. California Suffers. LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1. ? Heavy rains which have continued all over Southern California and largo sections of Arizona for a week have caused great losses to property owners. The railroads have suffered from washouts, and Interrupted schedules. The floods and high tides have caused "$300,000 worth of damage at Venice and Long Branch. The losses In other towns havo been heavy. It has rained incessantly for a week, and since last Friday when tbe fall In this city was nearly three and a half inches It has poured. San Diego has suffered damage from the unprecedented rainfall In that sec tion of tho country. v '!? ?> <? v ?> v v v v v v + * SNOHOMISH HAS FIRE; ? ? DAMAGE $50,000. *; * EVERETT, Wa? Feb. 2?The * ?> busiest; district of Snohomish, ? * formerly county scat of this county, was visited by fire yos- v ? tcrday and $50,000 damage re- + ? suited. Several houses and ? ? stocks of goods were destroyed. * * <?? ?;* ?> v v 4- ?> <? HOWARD ELLIOTT SAYS BUSINESS BETTER NEW YORK. Feb. 2.?Chairman Howard Elliott, of the Now Haven, says that business in Januaty was bettor than in December, and the de creases from a year ago are much less thau focr any month for -some timo. Roads Order Steel. NEW YORK, Fob. 2.?The Burling ton has ordered 15,000 tons of rails, the Hooking Valley 4,000 tons and the Baltimroe Ohio 25,000 tons. Russia Buys Copper.l NEW YORK, Feb. 2.--The Russian purchases of copper In the United States are now estimated at 40,000. 000 pounds. i ? ^ A ^ BRITAIN GETS HALIBUT FROM PRINCE RUPJERT OTTOWA, Fob. 2.?Tho war has proved the ill-wind thnt 13 blowing 8ome good to one Canadian industry and that is the Pacific Coast fish trade. Tho naval servcc department has been advsed of the arrival in Eng land of supplies of prime Cahadlan halibut and salmon from Prince Ru- i perl which have made a very success ful debut on tho British market. BUILD NOW MfiHILE / IT COSTS LESS BOSTON, Mass., Feb. 2.?The' Post has started a "build now" movement, claiming that this is a buyers- market and thnt those who contomplatc build ing in the reasonably near future can- i not only save money by building now, , but at the same time can render a distinct public service in providing em ploymont. Construction companies es timate that saving in cost of a rein forced concreto building, as compared with prices in 1913 is* nonrly 8 per cent. NORTHERNER IS SUICIDE PITTSBURGH, Feb. 2.? Leaving a note in which he declared that Rose Malburn, a well known former Daw son vaudevillo star, had persecuted him boyond the point of endurance, Clegg Morris ended his .-life in this city. Morris met the Malburn woman In the North in the early days of the Klon NEW ARMY NORTHERN FRANCE, Feb. 2. - Several hundred thousand fresh Brit Ish troops are being rushed into Nor thcrn France. They are well trained, and seasoned fro mthe weeks of work in Great Britain. They are accom panled by thousands of traction en glnec, thousands of motor cars, doz' ens of transport-loads of steel rails for railroad construction, hundreds of mammoth siege guns, and miles or mller. of barbed wire. The complete' ness of the army and Its equipment have amazed the French, and created the highest spirit of optimism that has been experienced since the opening of the war. The British established large camps near the coast, and are proceeding to the firing line. The early advance of the Allies is predicted. CARRANZA'S BROTHER HAS BEEN EXECUTED ?% LAIIEDO, Tex., Feb. 2.?Gen. Jesus Carranza, brother of the head of the Conactltutionalist faction of Mexico, and his .sop, Alseator. and Agnacio Pe raldl, member of Gen. Carranza's staff, were uxccutcd yesterday by Gen. Santinbancz, former Constitutionalist general, who was deflected to Zapata, according to a telegrahl received to day by the widow of Gen. Carranza from his first chief. Carranza's Enemies to be Killed. WASHINGTON, Feb. 2.?Gen. "Pah lo. commander of the Carranza forces at Tampico, has Issued an order di recting that any foreigner found in thnt city or in the territory within his jurisdiction assisting the onemies of Gen. Carranza be shot immediately. The news of the order came to Washington from American consul Be van. Constitutionalists Taking Cities. EL PASO, Tex., Feb. 2.?San Luis Potosi war, turned over to Gon. Car ranza Sunday without battle. The fall of Monterey is expected dally. GERMANY SHIPS GOLD TO PAY ROME BALANCES ROME, Feb. 2.?Gormany has made two shipments of ?500;000 each to set tle balances in this city due to excess af Imports from over exports to Italy. YUKON LEGISLATOR IS PACIFIC COAST VISITOR VANCOUVER. Feb. 2.?Dr. Alfred Thompson, member of pari/anient for Yukon, is at Vancouver, flo nttended the review of the Yukon Boylo de tachment here, having como west for that purpose. TURKS SAID. TO BE EXPELLING JEWS LONDON, Feb. 2. ? A Cairo cable says that Jews are being expelled by tho Turks and Germans from Pales tine. It is estimated that 7,000 Jow ish refugees are already in Egypt and SO,000 more are expected. ITALY CARES FOR EARTHQUAKE SUFFERERS ROME, Feb. 2.?Tho Italian govern ment has voted $G,00,000 to aid tho earthquake victims, and has declared i five months' moratorium in the nf Bictod distirct ant! ft suspension of taxes. CANADA'S TRADE $40,000,000 SHY IN ONE MONTH OTTAWA, Canada, February 2: ? Canada's importB fell in December to $31,454,3S3, a decrease of $21,000, 000, and the exports were $37,1G3?624 a decrcaoo of |1S,Gl?,052. ? ? IDAHO TO VOTE ON PROHIBITION ONCE MORE BOISE. Idaho, Feb. 2.? The Idaho House and Senate have passed a bill to havo the prohibition question voted on by the people in 1910. GERMANS HAVE VERY BAD WEEK LONDON. Feb. 2.?The past week is the most disheartening to the Ger mans since the war began. In three days 20,000 Germans wero put out of action in one area of the British front alone as the result of fruitless assaults against ontrcnched and fortified po sitions. There has been a lrightful sacrifice of life on the part of the Ger mans, and they have gained no ground i anywhero. Tho one bright spot from the Ger : man side Is the trouble their sub marines are causing the British mer ; chant marlno about the British coast. British Win at Labassee. i LONDON, Feb. 2.?The British yes terday defeated the Germans near La bassee. Three German battalions suf fered terrible losses. Tho Germnns arc evidently prepar ing for a general offensive movement in tho vicinity of Labassee, and a big bnttle is expected there in the near future. Tho German forces in this vi cinity hayo been greatly reinforced. Kucsia continues (successes. PETROGRAD, Feb. 2?Tno Russians have continued their successos in the vicinity of Tabriz, Persia. The ene my lias retired from the city with heavy loss. Heavy fighting has been resumed in the Warsaw front. The Germans were dislodged from tho trenches at the point of the bayonet In several in stances. Two German companies were annihilated. Germans Claim Success. LONDON, Fob. 2, ? The Germansi claim to have met with successes in I tho campaign against the Russians in Poland all the way from Warsaw to: tho Gnllcian front; also they report gains in Bukowlna and northern Hun gary. Tho Berlin newspapers say that tho Russian movement toward Hun gary has boon checked. ? No Fighting at Suez. CAIRO, Feb. 2.?Fighting has ceas ed in tho Suez Canal district. There are many desortors from tho Turkish army in that region after the march from Jerusalem. GERMAN INDUSTRY IS SHOWING IMPROVEMENT BERLIN, Feb. 2.?Tho German pro duction of pig iron in December was 854,000 tonB, as compared with 587,000 i tons in August, the first month of the j war. ! berlin paper justifies zeppelin attacks? BERLIN, Feb. 2.?The North Ger man Gfi/.otte prints an amplification of tho German official answer to the British contention that bombardment by Zeppelin airships are contrary to international law. It Is stated that tho recent raid was directed against Great Yarmouth, which, according to the official Brit ish lists, belongs to tho coast defense, and Is permanently occupied by mili tary, and there Is liable to bombard ment. Tho other places whore bombs were dropped, as the airships were going and coming, themselves were not to blame, because shots were fir | ed from them against the airships, j making them ipso facto defended plac Iroumania almost ready for the war1 LONDON, Feb. 2? A Madrid cable I says that it is reported the Rouirian-1 iau government has made Inquirier In ' ! Spnnish arms. factories for a i.irge j number of Mausers, it is stated that! Roumania will enter the war as soon; as she Is provided with enough arms! and equipment for 200,000 men. France f will meot tho expenses. kentucky produces record for tobacco production! PARIS, Ky., Feb. 2.?All selling rec ords were smashed on tho local tobac-; co market yesterday when a crop be longing to Thomas & Wilson, of this county, grown on five acres of land wns sold for $2,008.01, an average or $400.60- per aero. The yield of the Ave acres was 11,300 pounds and av eraged $17.77 tho 100 pounds. BRITISH PORTS ARE BLOCKADED LONDON, Feb. 2.?The appearance of German submarines on both coasts of Great Britain, and their destruc tion of at least seven merchant ships within three days haG caused a eensa ' tion in shipping circles, and insurance rates have gone out of sight. The at tacks, accompanied as they have been by Zeppelin activities have established, temporarily, at least, a blockade of all British ports. The blockade resulting from the ap pearance of swarms of German sub marines on both of England's coasts has been particularly effeetilvc at Bel fast where all sailings have been sus pended. GERMANS SINKING MERCHANT MEN. London, Feb. 2.?A German submar ine sank two British merchantmen yes terday In tho English channel off Ha vre. It is believed here that the crews i of the vessels were saved. All the members of the crews of the merchant ships that were torpe doed on the west coast have been ac counted for. ZEPPELINS OVER ENGLAND. London, Feb. 2.?Five German air ships appeared over Dover last night, ! travelling eastward. They were fired j on by the British forts, but escaped to ward the Belgian coast. The police of London have been no tified to be on the lookout for a Zep pelin raid. WHY GERMANY FAILED TO FOLLOW UP VICTORY LONDON. Feb. 2.?English writers claim that the failure of the Germans to follow up the victory of Solssons is due to the thin lines and tho constant necessity of shifting troops from one pnrt of the battle front to tho other. TURKS TO BUILD A ROAD TO CARRY THE TROOPS LONDON, Feb. 2.?Tho Carlo cor respondent of the London Daily Mall says: " "Refugees assuro me that tho pro ject of building a strategic railway to the Egyptian frontier has not boen abandoned, but is being pushed for ward with the utmost energy. The line now reaches Nabulus and it is in tended to continue it by way of Jerus alem, Hebron, and Beersheba. Troops aro concentrating In tho neighborhood of Beersheba and Gcza. ONLY PART OF CANADIAN TROOPS ARE AT PRONT LONDON, Feb. 2.?Denial 1b made by the government press bureau of tho reports that all Canadian troops had gone to the front It states that only a small portion wero sent to tho Con tinent, the remainder still being at Salisbury. More Canadians to Go. OTTAWA. Feb. 2.?The second con tingent of Canadians will sail for Eng land early next month. Tho third will follow In June. LONDON BANKERS CANNOT LEND MONEY NOW LONDON, Feb. 2.?Bankers soc no prospect of being able to loan money . In large amounts on remunerative terras for somo time. GERMANY SENDS AUSTRIA 80,000 MEN FOR SERVICE LTNDON, Feb. 2.?Tho Bucharest correspondent of the London TimeB telegraphs that tho German contingent in the now army formed to invade Ser via is 80,000 men, well equipped with slego artillery. Austria Is putting 300, 000 men in the army. ? FRANCE RAISES OVER $600,000,000 FOR WAR --?> ? 1 PARIS, Feb. 2.?Tho French min ister of Finance has announced thit subscriptions In France; England and- ? tho United "States for the French 'war loan have reached $600,000,000. Tho National war fund now exceeds $540, 000,000, of which $50,000,000 was se cured in England.