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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.
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+ WHEAT REACHES RECORD *
+ PRICE IN CANADA *
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+ 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. +
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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.
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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.
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* 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. *
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.

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